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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by tnprepper, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. tnprepper

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    Hi guys, I'm a resident of Tennessee and I'm... a prepper. I started prepping a few years ago. I guess I've always been the guy that kept extra batteries around, carried a good knife, and made sure I had a snack and some water before I left the house. I didn't take it seriously until I went to a meeting at our local chamber of commerce. The guest that day was a person with FEMA who told us about the Wolf Creek Dam. I had never even heard of it before. She explained that the US Army Corps of Engineers had announced that the Dam was leaking and in immediate danger of failing. She showed us a map of the areas of our town that would be flooded. My house stood right in the red zone. She explained that it would mean a collapse of many services we take for granted such as water, sewage, and electricity. Like a domino effect it would strain or overwhelm other services too like the Fire/EMS and Police. Even though Wolf Creek Dam is repaired I began to fast track my plans and one of those was making sure that I always carried a few things with me every day. Since you never know when an emergency will happen and I'd rather be prepared.

    I've really enjoyed the site so far and look forward to learning more. I love looking at other people's EDC stuff for ideas and ways to improve my own.
     
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  2. kertap75

    kertap75 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Welcome to EDCF! There aren't many people have enough to admit to being a prepper. Most people say stuff like "I do zyx but I'm not a prepper"
     
  3. tnprepper

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    I consider myself a prepper but as my avatar might otherwise suggest I do not wear a tinfoil hat. Anyone who knows anything about reading minds would know that you need a lead helmet to block thoughts! :p

    I have to be careful though because I used the word prepper and then I met a REAL prepper with a fallout bunker and $10,000 air filtration system and I'm like "Oh yeah... I'm prepped, I got some water tabs and a couple of mountain house buckets." So I guess it's all relative.
     
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  4. Russ Prechtl

    Russ Prechtl EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Welcome from Illinois!
     
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    Gallows EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Welcome from Canada.
     
  6. antman157

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    Welcome from Chattanooga
     
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    Welcome from SW Virginia. I was born and raised on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee.

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    Hello and welcome from Italy !
     
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    Welcome from Ohio!
    ( and a fellow prepper )
     
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    Welcome about from another Tennessean and slight prepper!
     
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    Welcome from NC!
     
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    SurvivePenna EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    :wavespin: Hello and welcome to EDCF !!!! :) Glad that you found us...enjoy the forums !
     
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    We are almost Neighbors. Welcome from GA! Glad to have you with us!
     
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    Servus from Bavaria! :wavespin: