New Members Check-In Thread...

Newbie check-in!!! I'm so glad and grateful to become a member of this community!! Such a wealth of information here and that's how I feel just being a "lurker"! But now I'm a member! Yee-haw! LOL
Again, thank you for letting me join the TB2K community.
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As part of our enhanced board security procedures, we are now requiring all new members to check in and let us know you are here by posting to this or any other thread within 1 week of registration.
Every Friday evening, we will purge all members who have been registered for more than 1 week but have never posted.
Since we no longer allow non-posting members, this "check-in" post may serve as your one and only post if you simply want to be a registered "lurker".
But don't be just a lurker!
Everyone has something to contribute!
BEFORE you post your first post, please read the Rules for Posting that are at the top of just about every page on this board.
By posting your first post in here or on any other thread, you signify that you HAVE read the Rules for Posting.
Thanks, and welcome to Timebomb2000!
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I just want to caution everyone that we have a lot of new members, many of which are long-time lurkers who have been around as long or longer than many of us. They are just as much a part of this board and their posts, now that they have "de-cloaked" so to speak, are just as valuable as any of us oldtimers' posts.
That being said...
The flip side of that coin is that the only way we "know" people is by their posting history...
Regardless of how long you have been lurking and how much you feel like you know all of us and wish to now contribute (and we DO welcome such contributions), please keep in mind that we don't "know" you...yet.
And please bear with us until we DO get to know you a little better.
As many of you know, we have recently come through a difficult time on the board. We HAVE had some "hit-and-run" troublemakers and trolls who just love to toss out some heated or controversial tidbit and watch the fur fly.
Keep in mind that WE (the mods and admins and the other members) cannot easily tell the difference between a recently de-cloaked, long-time, sincere lurker turned poster and a "hit and run" troll looking to stir up trouble.
Please bear that in mind if some of us appear rather sensitive to certain posts in this time of tremendous sensitivity and uncertainty and potential dis-information.
I hope you new members with relatively few posts under your belt can understand that the rest of us cannot readily assume ANYTHING about any poster with relatively few posts.
Like it or not, in this medium, you earn your stripes via your please DO post and let us get to know you through your contributions but PLEASE do not take offense if we question, ask for further clarification, evidence, links, etc.
I hope this came out like I intended it...


Hello All, a newbie
check in! I have been lurking along time because of all the great info .
This board and all of you on it are extremely helpful in maintaining one's situational
Awareness!! So here's to you!
God Bless you all!

abby normal

insert appropriate adjective here
Is there a FAQ section somewhere? Can't seem to figure out how to access my profile, would like to add my location. I has the dumb

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon

You can message any staffer. We can do it. Use the little envelope at the top right of the screen, then "Start new conversation."


Membership Revoked
hello everyone. my name is Jeff , I have been lurking since I don't know when. I'm old and live on a farm. i have been prepping and this has been my main news source since 2000. Glad to finally be a member. ps. not good at posting and writing like all the rest of you. please forgive me.


Contributing Member
Greetings from Downunder.
I live on two acres in the Lower Hunter Valley Region of New South Wales, Australia, and am attempting to become as Self Reliant as possible. Actually joined last Wednesday and haven't checked everything out yet, but so far it appears that this is a good site to be a member of. Happy to be here.


Hello All!
Newbie here. I stumbled upon this website a little while ago and lurked the pages only for a couple weeks before requesting to join. There seems to be a little bit of everything within this forum! I'm sure that it will keep me busy for a while.

One thing that I'll have to keep reminding myself to do is to remember to post and comment so that I remain active and don't fall back into lurking, haha.

Anyway, I hope and look forward to conversing with you all in the future, or at least adding to the conversations.