The Rules

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  • #261


    You probably read the rules when you were signing up – (you DID read the rules, right?) but here’s a quick rundown.

    We want to keep this forum a friendly place where anyone who wants to learn about survival and self-reliance can feel welcome.

    No politics.
    No politics are allowed whatsoever in the main forum. This means you don’t deride other political parties, you don’t promote your own political party, and you avoid getting into arguments about these things. If you do, your comment will be removed and we’ll warn you not to do it again. If it happens a second time, you will not be allowed to stay in the forum. There IS a section in the Wild West Subforum for politics. This is unmoderated and it’s up to the members who choose to participate there to remain civil.

    No religion.
    This forum is open to people with many different belief systems. We’ve found things remain a lot more peaceful and focused if we simply remove this as a topic of discussion. This means you don’t criticize the religions of others, you don’t promote your own religion, and you don’t answer questions from other members with religious doctrine. This does not mean that Selco and Daisy worship the devil. It simply means that we would like for you to avoid discussing what almost always turns into a heated topic in our forum.Β There IS a section in the Wild West Subforum for religion. This is unmoderated and it’s up to the members who choose to participate there to remain civil.

    No abusive behavior.
    Just be nice. You can disagree without being uncivil. Everyone is here to learn and share. If that isn’t what you’re hoping for, you may want to choose a different forum. No name-calling, no racism, no derogatory speech, no insults. Not here on this forum. Not even in the Wild West Subforum can you behave in this manner.

    No selling.
    Many people have their own products and websites. That’s really great and we have ONE area for this, the Marketplace. You may promote what you sell in this thread only. This forum is run by Daisy and Selco and only they are permitted to sell products or use affiliate links. We appreciate your cooperation with this. Any purchases a member makes through another member in the Marketplace is solely the responsibility of those members. Selco and Daisy bear no responsibility for these transactions.

    You may post advice, questions, photos, information, and comments on this forum.

    Please do not post other people’s content in full on this forum. You may post an excerpt and a link out to that content so that we are not infringing on anyone’s copyright.

    You are responsible for performing your own due diligence before using any of the advice on this forum. The content on this forum is provided as general information only. The ideas expressed on this forum are solely the opinions of the person posting and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Selco, Daisy, our sponsors or firms affiliated with us. Any action taken as a result of information, analysis, or advertisement on this site is ultimately the responsibility of the reader.

    Let us know if you have questions πŸ™‚ We’re here to help!

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  Daisy.
  • #328

    Island Girl

    Sounds perfect.

  • #335


    Thanks for another way to get great information, and I’m so glad you and Selco aren’t devil worshippers, lol!πŸ˜‚

    • #30216


      Hah-hah! Is there anything here like the emojiis we were used to on FB??


  • #340


    Got it

    • #346


      Hahahaha – I asked Selco, should I take that part out? (The devil worship) and he said NO LEAVE IT! πŸ˜€

      • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  Daisy.
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  • #375

    Leah Underwood

    Sounds easy enough 😊

  • #386


    Sounds good

  • #387


    Lookin’ GOOD!

  • #391


    thank you For the forum πŸ™‚

  • #395


    Curses! And here I was sure this was part of your guys’ nefarious scheme to start a prepcult. Thanks for keeping it awesome and creating this forum! The silencing on other sites has been very concerning.

  • #403


    Hahahahahaha – a prep cult! BUSTED!

  • #412

    Jim Gifford

    No devil worship?😲😲😲 but,but,but,but… I have the goat already!

    • #3710

      Wait! We get a goat? How come I didn’t know that? Oh wait – the county won’t let us have goats or chickens because we have less than one acre! Darn!

  • #414


    Prep cult!


  • #418


    Jim, take your goat to the Wild West area, please. πŸ˜‰

    • #575

      Can I have it? Goat meat can be quite tasty.

    • #2648

      Old Jarhead

      “Jim, take your goat to the Wild West area, please. πŸ˜‰”

      I take it prostitution is legal there?

  • #457

    SC_Medic (Chuck)

    hehehehehe Prepcult. Heheheheheheh

  • #463


    Hey, there, fellow cult member! πŸ˜€

  • #473


    Sounds good πŸ‘Œ

  • #490


    But hey, if you were devil-worshipers, it wouldn’t really matter unless you’re using hidden messages to indoctrinate us into your goatliness. And that would be against the rules, right? πŸ˜‰

  • #491


    Not From Around Here, EXACTLY!

  • #495


    You guys are really funny; I’m going to like this forum.

  • #509

    Sebastian Karlsson

    A rule-question:

    If a thread is closed in facebook-group, does it mean that the topic are banned in this forum as well? Or, can the subject/question have ‘a second chance’ to be raised here among forum members?

    Daisy, what’s your take? πŸ™‚

  • #511

    Rebel Lady

    So glad you left the devil worshiping quip in! My morning was made! πŸ™‚ The goat comment just sealed the deal. Ha! Glad to see this up and running. You and Selco have been an invaluable source of good information and I am looking forward to learning more!

  • #584


    A rule-question:

    If a thread is closed in facebook-group, does it mean that the topic are banned in this forum as well? Or, can the subject/question have β€˜a second chance’ to be raised here among forum members?

    Daisy, what’s your take? πŸ™‚

    Hello Sebastian!

    It is bit hard to give you “generic” answer to this, but in the essence if your topic got banned in our fb group there was good reason for ban.

    On the other way if you want to talk about politics or religion in depth there are subforums for that here, so just go on.

    If you read rules of the forum i think it is pretty clear what is all about, if you have additional specific questions about it feel free to ask.

    I hope this helps.

    P.S. next time when you show up on my real courses again, I will give you some real hard excersises and tasks, because you testing my English knowledge levels with questions like this.

  • #597

    Gypsy Hart


  • #598

    doctor bert

    I want to thank both of you for your efforts in the level headed, honest preps advice for the inquiring world. (kinda wordy)
    been following you from the side for years (in a good way of course)

    be seeing you soon

    DR Bert

  • #609

    John Wick

    Can we talk about sports? The three topics I tell people I won’t discuss is; politics, religion, and sports. πŸ™‚

  • #618

    Peppy P

    Ah, the list art of civility. I didn’t think I’d ever see it again. Got it.

  • #651

    Abraham Lincoln

    Who doesn’t love rules, right? I know I do!

  • #655

    south polar

    sounds good

  • #717

    Over Lord

    The rules sound reasonable and rational. I’ve learned so much from Selco over the years. And more recently from Daisy. I look forward to further useful learning opportunities here on this forum.

  • #722


    Excellent! Just recently found you guys and LOVE the articles. Looking forward to learning more and sharing by experience, both mine and all of yours. and sooooooooo happy to back in a forum setting! Awesome idea. thank you both

  • #763


    I go through and read all these comments and discover I’m surrounded by smart a**es. It’s like motherhood but with 350 children.

    In answer to some questions I saw:

    Sebastian, if it was banned on the FB group, it’s because the arguing was getting out of hand. That is pointless. No one learns and everyone just gets mad and flounces away. You can post more controversial stuff in the Wild West area of the forum but I’d really love for this to be a positive experience for everybody, you know?

    Forums: Yeah, this is very 90s/early 2000s, but I believe it’s more private. It’s definitely more private than the Book of Faces. Plus, I loved forums back in those days and am still friends with some folks I met on old-school forums.

    Goats: They’re like mischievous toddlers with hooves. That is the reason they’re cute – because no one would put up with them otherwise.

    I think I covered everything. πŸ™‚

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  • #776


    I read the rules after I made my introduction (it’s an issue with me) and when I went to edit my intro I found out the edit option only works very briefly…only broke the rules a little πŸ™ It won’t happen again I promise πŸ™‚

  • #791

    Swamp Fox

    Thursday 18 October

    Still learning how to navigate this site/forum….
    Thanks for starting it, thanks for clear rules.
    Hope to learn how to better take care of my family loved ones and community in times of crisis.

  • #800


    New to forums. Had to install word press. Had never heard of it before!

  • #808

    Angry Bovine

    Thanks so much for the new place to chat! Daisy and Selco, heads up that the language in the “Links to other websites” section might need some editing. Or at least I would propose a few changes?

    Our Service may contain links to third party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by Selco and Daisy.

    We has have no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites.

    You acknowledge and agree that YourCompanyName the Service shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such third party websites or services.

    [su_note note_color=”#fefed0β€³ text_color=”#333333β€³ radius=”3β€³]
    We strongly advise you to read the Terms of Service and privacy policies of any third party websites or services that you visit.

    Not trying to be nitpicky – just want you all to present at your best. πŸ™‚

  • #812


    Whoops! I guess I really should not try to do
    Legal documents late st night! Thanks for the catch!

  • #859

    OldMt Woman

    Love forum boards! Simple. πŸ™‚

  • #894


    Agreed! πŸ™‚ Just arrived.

  • #972


    You house, your rules, happy to oblige. πŸ™‚

  • #979


    Have you created this Marketplace area? I can’t find it.

  • #1036

    Chad C. Mulligan

    THANK YOU for this new and more-secure, politics-free site. I see that it still addresses google-analytics as it loads, though. Guess that was unavoidable? Have it bookmarked in a prominent position, and will check it often. Cheers!

  • #1057


    Have you created this Marketplace area? I can’t find it.

    yep, it is there, we ll work on more details there.

  • #1064

    Mama cando

    Thank you Appreciate this.

  • #1098

    Wolphene Howlett

    Oh fizzle… and here I was all ready to haul out my voodoo outfit from a few decades ago for that prep cult!! Oh well, it doesn’t fit that well anymore, anyhow. Maybe too much testing of homemade MREs?!

  • #1157


    Hahahah, Wolphene, only the desserts!

  • #1278

    Dana Luellen

    Read the rules, sounds good.

  • #1385

    Alberta Mama

    Sounds good to me!

  • #1465


    Read the rules and sounds good.

    Regarding goats…they are only good if you don’t own them or have to take care of them. XD I had to do so from age 7-17 and I was NOT a fan. They are the most bull-headed creatures (and we removed their horns!) that kept jumping out of 6-7 foot pens. But they do eat everything (so natural lawn mowers) and make a ton of milk. Also, good for meat. But seriously, if I got them again in the future, I’d make someone else milk them (they will kick over your pail every time, or kick your hands and chew your hair). In all seriousness, too, we made sure we locked up all goats around Halloween…

  • #1471


    Daisy is any one dose having difficulty following this format?. Or is it just me?. I try to find threads etc. I am so confused.

    • #1873


      To make sure I am not missing posts I am interest in I have subscribed to the RSS feed. Much easier to keep track of everything.

    • #1878


      That’s a great idea! We really ARE going old school.

  • #1483


    Hi, Cambria! I think the issue is that this is pretty old school so it doesn’t have the fancy bells and whistles of some formats.

    To find a thread, you can look on the sidebar for “Recent topics” which are threads that were recently started. Click on the name of the thread and it will take you to that thread.

    If you want to see what people are talking about, look for “Recent replies.” Those are the threads that have been most recently active.

    If you want a category of thread types, look on the same sidebar for “Forums” – this will take you to the general forum, where you’ll find all the topics and subforums.

    I hope this helps! If not, please feel free to ask questions until you feel comfortable πŸ™‚

  • #1518

    ceilidh sioux

    Just some old fashioned talking about everyday stuff that really means something to each of us here on this Earth as well the betterment of Humanity.

  • #2213


    Thanks you two for setting this up! Sadly, several older Prep sites became so uncivil that I stopped going to them.

  • #2216


    Civility really does seem to be a lost art. We’re determined not to have those problems here. At least, not for long. πŸ˜‰

  • #2605

    Roz Proverbs

    The rules make sense!

  • #3144

    Dr Victoria Morton

    What are Morals? What are Ethics?

    Even the dictionary confuses the two, they are not the same. Morals are the ‘rules’ society places on desired behavior that doesn’t harm others. And morals are enforced by society’s rules or laws.

    Ethics are what a person places on him or herself. We behave ethically because it is right behavior in our own estimation.

  • #3768

    Chaos Hope

    Got itπŸ‘πŸ»

  • #3915


    Thank you so much for this safe place and great information

  • #3939

    Nw Prepr015

    Got it.

  • #4113

    MN Dude

    Looking forward to it!Β  Daisy, I have seen a few articles but will admit I don’t know your site that well (that will change?), but it would be great to hear your “how you met” story of Selco.Β  I am am “student” of his school, and really appreciate what he has done and what is being offered through that site.Β  You picked a solid prep partner.

  • #4115


    Many thanks!

  • #4123


    MN Dude, Selco and I met back when I was a partner in Prepper’s University. He did a webinar for us there. He and I chatted a little bit before the presentation. A bit later, I was curious about a few things he had mentioned in the webinar, so I sent him an email and asked if he would write an article for my website. His fantastic articles became a regular thing and we became buddies. We decided to work together on some projects and here we are. πŸ™‚ Selco is a really great guy.

  • #6868


    All very reasonable, nice to meet you and thank you for creating this forum.

  • #6876


    What no goat cheese:Β  I have read the rules as well and I agree. I am learning my way around and love what I see. Very friendly people. I to have been on a couple of other forums that went by the wayside. Though one was really great for a long time with great folks, it got hacked. When it was fixed so many people had already moved on and now no one to keep an eye on things so a lot of trolling and other mess. I had to get away from it. Please don’t let that happen here. Owner of that site is AWOL.

  • #6944


    Welcome, you guys! We run a pretty tight ship πŸ™‚

  • #9104


    These sound very reasonable. πŸ™‚

  • #12128

    Amy Dixon

    What is the procedure for reporting a post in one of the main Forum threads (not in the Wild West section) that contains abusive comments about a certain political party?Β  I already sent an email about it through the “Contact” link at the top of the webpage but I want to be sure I have reported it correctly.Β  Thank you.

  • #19454


    seems simple enough.

  • #19736


    Pretty clear


  • #20846

    Devils Advocate


    So says the Devil’s Advocate.


  • #21970

    Tap Dulaeng

    Thanx for this! I mostly lurk and read. Might comment occasionally. Will enjoy!

  • #23662


    Good setup.Β  Appreciate the invite to your place, Selco & Daisy.Β  Will keep the mud off your carpets….

  • #23666

    Crow Bar

    Welcome Optimist!

  • #23857

    Chryss Mum

    This is perfect!

    Thank you for the set-up and invite!


  • #23859

    Crow Bar

    Howdy Chryss Mum!

  • #24354


    YES,Β I can do this. Thank you for the refresher in the rules.

  • #25987

    Fran Franklin

    Read and agreed!

  • #26081


    Ok, have read again and agree as well.Β  I came on here yesterday and the day before and a lot of porn was on here. So I didn’t log in. Just got off as thought it might be infected. I also have noticed no one has been on here much at all.

    Got an e-mail IPL schedule PDF download, Indian premier league IPL 2020.Β  Don’t know what that is but it did bring me here to the rules. Hoping it is not something that will infect my computer. Seems something is going on. Just being careful.

    • #26092

      Crow Bar

      Yeah, we get hit with SPAM every now and again. Not as bad as it used to be. But about once or twice a week on average.
      The alternative is to put everyone on “needs approved” before posting. That would require yours truly to have to read and approve each and every post. Bit cumbersome.
      That is option of last resort!
      So, instead, I pop on a few times a day, check for SPAM, delete as necessary.
      I must admit, the IPL Indian Cricket thing was new as far as SPAM. Unless there is an .exe attached to any email you get, I think you should be ok.

  • #26768


    Daisy, I wish you would delete all the porn links showing up here on a daily basis. I find them offensive.

    • #26782

      Crow Bar

      @Log Man,
      I know.
      I try my best, but this site can and will go days without those stupid posts, then we get hit with a dozen or more.
      One morning I logged in and there were 101 of those.
      I have to go though and manually delete them.
      I put them on a blocked list, but they just create a new account and spam us again.
      I try to keep on top of it, but based off the IP addy, many are overseas.

  • #26793

    Mama cando

    Crow bar, just a big Thank You for all the time you put in on this site.It’s just a shame that degenerates have to try and spoil things for the rest of us. I for one appreciate what you’ve been doing


    • #26797

      Crow Bar

      @Mama Cando,
      We have another option at our disposal: Put everyone into “Awaiting moderation approval.”
      But that is just as time intensive as the SPAM getting posted, then deleted.
      And, with the seasons changing, I will not be at the computer as much as I am now.
      So, while it is disgusting, it is what we have.

  • #28867

    Blynn Fittest

    Got it and good to go.


  • #30205


    Yes, Ma’am! Got it!

  • #30231

    Ginger Snap

    Got it girl! Glad to still have y’all around!

  • #30513

    Sally Seashore

    Read and understood, makes a lot of sense to me.

    thanks I have just begun to detach from Facebook before the election. been in facebook jail and couple of times and weird people sending friend’s requests.

  • #30536


    Read again after reading along time ago.Β  I agree 100%.

    Daisy thank you for a safer way to post.Β  We all need to get away from google. I am using Duck Duck go now but I think there might be a better one out there that I am looking for. Also need to check into VPN’s mine is an old one and I need to renew it soon.

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