So what brought you to this forum? Whether you've been here for a short time or years, something brought all of us to this little dysfunctional corner of the internet. For me, I'd been lurking for quite a while. I finally got a C9 and joined. The people just seemed right, like the kind of guys I'd actually hang out with outside work if they were in my same area. I became a supporting member shortly thereafter because I would search for things and it seemed all of the good stuff was in the Dark Rooms. Boy did that turn out to be true! I'm what some would consider a Prepper. My wife and I have been stockpiling for 10 years. Not the level I want to be, and she buries stuff by buying too much sometimes, so I'm working on a plan to be able to auto-rotate supplies and not have things go bad. THAT is the worst. The forums have a lot of SHTF and TEOTWAWKI and survival and such, and I've learned a great deal of information from you chuckleheads. I have a deep-seated mistrust of the government (and for good personal reasons, too!) and like liberty-minded folks who don't take guff from anyone. There is a LOT of that here. I also joined for the other gun knowledge other than just Hi-Point. Kirk and his cleaning guide (which I've never gotten) seemed to be typical of the kind of people here. Some of them have gone in the past couple of years, but any site has that. Plus this is a GREAT place to unload when my mother-in-law goes apesh!t and I need a bunch of people with common sense to unload to. Then this place grew on me and here I am! AND this is a great place to use an alternate and fairly cutting sense of humor. Personally I like a little bit of being caustic and people cutting ZERO slack for anything, especially things like getting sick, or other things completely out of one's control. I get along with types like cicpup and Rach and Bull - those are the type of friends I have in person. What is YOUR story on why you joined (and stay)?