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G'Day ATS, from The Top End!

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posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 07:41 PM
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Hello ATS!

I have been a loooooooong time stalker/browser/fan of ATS. I did have an account but I don't remember the user name or the password, oops!, so I re-joined.

My favourite topics are Alien/UFOs, Ancient Civilisations, 2012, and Religions.

I live in Australia, right up in the Top End. I'm quite a way out of town in a small community which I love. I have a husband, 2 kids and a dog.

The hubby and I have long been 2012/Mayan Calendar enthusiasts. We both have a desire to form a survivalist group here in the rural Darwin area, but alas have no idea where to start at this stage.

I've always loved reading the really in depth discussions on ATS, and am looking forward to getting involved in a few myself.




posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 07:43 PM
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G'day mate! Enjoy your stay!!!!



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 07:52 PM
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Gday

You get plenty of UFO action up the top end....wait that sounds a bit silly....
well you know what I mean!

Welcome to ATS, drop me a U2U if you ever need any help.

And Cluckerspud, good to see you back!



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 07:52 PM
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EDit
And thats how you don't do a double post


[edit on 19-8-2010 by zazzafrazz]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 07:52 PM
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Welcome! For the record I love aussie accents....
Rachel Hunter anyone? Oh wait she is from New Zealand!
'working out with weights!' (from a tv ad)



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 07:54 PM
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Originally posted by zazzafrazz
Gday

You get plenty of UFO action up the top end....wait that sounds a bit silly....
well you know what I mean!

Welcome to ATS, drop me a U2U if you ever need any help.

And Cluckerspud, good to see you back!


The top end huh?! lol. Been on hiatus too long. Mostly lurking when I get time.
Work involves me traveling all over all the time. Thanks for the welcome.
Made my heart all gushy.. lol.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 07:55 PM
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Hello and welcome, it's nice to meet you. I do however feel sorry for people who actually get survival groups together in prospect of 2012.

I have always cautious though, I have my finger on my AK47 lol.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 08:05 PM
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Originally posted by NeutronAvenger
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I do however feel sorry for people who actually get survival groups together in prospect of 2012.


Care to elaborate on that, NA?
"feel sorry for" us because you think we're pathetic nut jobs or because you don't think we have anything that needs to be survived?

Just to clarify, it won't be a digging a bunker in the backyard kind of group - it will be more of a "future planning" group. Discussing things like sustainability, communities off the grid, mutual knowledge and education, home schooling avenues and resources, bush medicine, etc. I guess "survival group" was probably the wrong terminology really.


@Everyone else - thanks for the welcomes



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 08:08 PM
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Welcome from Sydney.

How I envy you, why oh why did I ever move back here from Darwin, I HATE this cold weather business, I need the tropics, none of this winter business, just wet & dry seasons


If I ever win lotto, Im moving back there.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 08:12 PM
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Originally posted by SNAFU38
I HATE this cold weather business, I need the tropics, none of this winter business, just wet & dry seasons



SNAFU I totally hear you - I moved here from BATHURST!!! LOL what a culture shock that was, it was 6 degrees when I drove out of Bathurst and 27 when I landed in Darwin at 1am.

Just love it!



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 08:12 PM
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oops double post. sorry

[edit on 19/8/10 by Apocolypstick]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 09:44 PM
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Oh sorry, I didn't mean it like that. It was actually the latter. I just think people shouldn't get too worried about specific dates or events, rather live everyday to the fullest.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 09:52 PM
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Thats why I suggested a party! You coming?



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 10:31 PM
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The Army gave me a choice, discharge here (Darwin) or in your home town, Im an idiot.

I went back there last Aug after 12 years away, I cannot believe how much the place has grown, at least 5x the area.

Somehow I found the nights cold though, I still havent adjusted to Sydney, I think I blew my internal thermostat.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 10:47 PM
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Welcome
I lived in Darwin for 7 years, I miss it so much.
I love the survival group idea .. if you make a thread about it, i will gladly contribute.
look up Earthships, thay would be awesome in Darwin, and also there are threads about homecrafting ect.. making soaps and such, macrame, and i also think getting back to basic knowledge would be helpful, skills die off and who will be left to teach such crafts. ive been learning about gauds latley.



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 02:08 AM
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Hi Apocolypstick - love the name! I'd also be interested in hearing/discussing anything you come up with, or if you form a group in your area, what the consensus is with some of the topics you mention regarding self-sufficiency and 2012 and beyond.

My hometown is in neighbouring WA, so many of the practical issues of sustainability, schooling, resources etc would be similar given your geographic location.

edit: Forgot to mention, have never been to Darwin, but always remember as a teenager being given a couple of 'Darwin Stubbies' - I think they held about 2 litres of beer in each, and were shaped just like a regular glass stubby of beer. I'm guessing they are just a gimmick, but would be impressed if the Darwin Stubby is for real.

[edit on 20-8-2010 by cloudbreak]



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 03:32 AM
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Originally posted by cloudbreak
Forgot to mention, have never been to Darwin, but always remember as a teenager being given a couple of 'Darwin Stubbies' - I think they held about 2 litres of beer in each, and were shaped just like a regular glass stubby of beer. I'm guessing they are just a gimmick, but would be impressed if the Darwin Stubby is for real.

[edit on 20-8-2010 by cloudbreak]


Yes, Darwin Stubbys are real, I have 2 right here. They are shaped like a regular glass bottle beer (not a long neck), but hold 2 litres, 4.9% alcohol, 7.7 standard drinks (according to the newest one I have). The boxes can be arranged to make a 4 piece photo.

I believe it was originally made in the NT but was sold to CUB in Victora. They say it is the same beer but I suspect it is different, just doesn't taste the same now as the first ones I had.



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 05:57 AM
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Ok thanks - I wasn't aware of that and thought they may have been one-off type novelties.



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 06:42 AM
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Welcome to ATS

Im a former top end resident that worked up there for the Bureau of Meteorology from 2005 to early 2009.

Always good to see members from the Darwin area, especially considering the wave of UFO sightings as of late



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 08:05 AM
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Thanks everyone for your warm welcome!

When I get posting rights, I would love to start a threat about the Future Planning/Survivalist Group. Future Planning is really a more accurate title, but Survivalist Group sounds so much cooler.


@NeutronAvenger; Im not so much planning for a specific date; more using '2012' as motivation to get out and do stuff.



As for the others who where interested. The hubby is currently looking into Aquaponics which holds great promise as a sustainability option. Will definitely keep you posted on that stuff.

^^
thanks again all.




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