First off, thank you for letting me on your server! Even thought I've been playing Minecraft for over a year on the 360, I feel like a total Newb with FTB and a PC. One of the things I've just learned - jetpacks run out of fuel and if you are flying over lava Gravity Boots will not save you.
Still have a body (and items??) out in the middle of nowhere...
Anyway... I finally found a good spot near the spawn point to start a little hut and mining operation. I hope that I am not messing up anyone else's claim (I can see a portal thing in the distance on a bunch of cracked sand, and according to the map someone has a large structure up in the mountains, but I don't see any markers down on the ground where I am). However if I am too near anyone please let me know and I can move on. At the moment my "base" is marble pad on the edge of a jungle with a door leading into a mine. It's located at about 236, 67, 100
Wish I could be playing now!