Hello from AZ

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  1. AZ Tracker

    AZ Tracker Supporter Supporter

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    Happy New Year All

    I've been reading and learning here for a while now, but I still consider myself new to bushcraft. I started out as a knife collector who has always loved nature, whether it's hiking, camping, canoeing, or exploring, or just being outdoors. Extreme seasons have never deterred me; I enjoy everything from Michigan's coldest winters, to Arizona's hottest summers and everything in between.

    I was ultimately turned on to bushcrafting by a knife. Every knife guy I have ever known is always looking for that elusive, perfect, one knife... The Grail. I found "It" in a Dave Beck Tracker, and wanting to learn all the uses for that knife lead me to BCUSA's now infamous Tracker Action thread. I read it three times from start to finish before the latest upgrade consolidated it, and I have pages of notes, tips, tricks and ideas. When I can get some dirt time, I always try to put some of those ideas to the test and enhance my skill. I've had and success and failure, but all of it has been an absolute blast!

    Thank you to all you guys and gals who so freely share all your hard earned knowledge, and especially the guys who have taken the time and helped me behind the scenes by answering my newbie questions. JollyRoger3, Thom Darrah, yourboringfriend, Calafia666, Tobiism, are all stand up guys in my book, and all have had a hand in some way to help me on my path (especially in the Tracker department). My long term goal is to build a solid skill set, and short term, to start knocking out some BushClass certification requirements.

    Cheers!!
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  2. DarrylM

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    Careful about inflating the tender brains of the Tracker Pack! :-D

    Welcome from Washington State
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    Badey Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    Welcome aboard!
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    Hello and Welcome from SW Connecticut. :dblthumb:
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    DomC Retired Old Scrub Stomper

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    Greetings from East Central FL, welcome to BCUSA.

    Dom
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    piney Bushwhacker

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    Hello and welcome from New Jersey.
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    Welcome from The Old Line State.
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    Welcome and hello from Maine.
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    T MAC Old Squid Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Howdy and welcome to the forum!
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  10. AZ Tracker

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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys!
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    hunter63 Bushmaster

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    Hunter63 saying Hey and Welcome......From Wisconsin.
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    Howdy and welcome from AZ
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    Welcome from Colorado!
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    Welcome to the forum. I will keep an eye out for you in the Tracker thread. The Tracker Action Thread is almost a sub-forum in its own right. Maybe it should have been called the Tracker Cult. Hehe.
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