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Hello. My name is Mitch and I'm new to prepping. At the moment I don't have very much equipment, and I don't know if I will be able to soon. But I see a lot of knowledge on this site, and knowledge is key in survival. Just a little about me:
I am almost an Eagle Scout
I am pretty skilled with a compound bow. I am not a hunter though.
I'm good with building and fixing things
I will help you if you need help (don't know if this is good or bad at times)
And I'm resourceful.

I hope to be on this site a lot more, and I hope that I might be able to help you guys at some point.
 

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Welcome from Florida. Your Boy Scout training will hold you in good stead for many years to come.
Let us know when you make Eagle!
 

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Welcome Mitch. Making Eagle is a great accomplishment, and as Rice Paddy Daddy said, will serve you well for years to come. Keep at it.
 

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Thank you all. My scoutmaster (who is a Iraq vet) really pushes us with map reading and orienteering, planing and preparing our own foods by butchering chickens and cooking over the fire and with dutch ovens, takes us paint balling and once to a shooting range. I do agree that it help you with living out doors and other survival techniques. Another great thing is that when all hell breaks loose, I can laugh at the people who made fun of me for being in scouts when they are all unprepared.
 

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Thank you all. My scoutmaster (who is a Iraq vet) really pushes us with map reading and orienteering, planing and preparing our own foods by butchering chickens and cooking over the fire and with dutch ovens, takes us paint balling and once to a shooting range. I do agree that it help you with living out doors and other survival techniques. Another great thing is that when all hell breaks loose, I can laugh at the people who made fun of me for being in scouts when they are all unprepared.
Save all of the merit badge books that your get for studying for your merit badges. Those things are invaluable! I wish I had been smart enough to keep mine.

Oh yeah, if you and your buddies decide to hide out and smoke cigarettes while on a camping trip, DO NOT throw the butts down an outhouse hole. - They start on fire. :oops: Just sayin'...
 

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Save all of the merit badge books that your get for studying for your merit badges. Those things are invaluable! I wish I had been smart enough to keep mine.

Oh yeah, if you and your buddies decide to hide out and smoke cigarettes while on a camping trip, DO NOT throw the butts down an outhouse hole. - They start on fire. :oops: Just sayin'...
We don't get the books, the troops gets and keeps them. I could see some people in my troop doing that...
 

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Welcome from AZ. Seems quite a few of us were in Scouts at one time or another.
 

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Just an update, I completed my eagle project in November, passed my board of review in December and Ill be receiving my badge next month. Future plans are now to join the Air National Guard in the years to come to give me some weapon and survival training and a decent job.
 

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Congratulations!

My Eagle board of review was the scariest thing I had experienced up to that point in my life. This is a big deal. Enjoy it!
 
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