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Mox wanders

Supporter, Male, from Mississippi
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What is going on yall?! Seems like a lifetime since I've updated. I'm sure those of yall who have been keeping up have probably guessed. I'm no longer in Syria and back in Kuwait. I was in Syria only 40 days, so the mission wasn't all that long. Most likely due to the majority of my company...

Comments: 1 Mar 22, 2019

Hittin the Road part 7: the road

Beach Hiker

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Hittin the Road part 7 In April I turned 16. I was now legally of age to do a lot of things... including travel. The school year groaned on and I paid little to no attention. My teachers basically believed I was a serial liar about leaving for Europe, and rather than show any interest, concern...

Comments: 5 Mar 22, 2019

Hittin the Road part 6

Beach Hiker

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Hittin the Road part 6 Time moved -as it does when we're young- at a snails pace. I started my second year of high school, and was now actually 15 years old (although for McDonald's I was 16, of course). I spent the school year daydreaming of my trip. I kept a copy of "Let's Go Europe!" in...

Comments: 0 Mar 22, 2019

Hittin the Road part 5: gear

Beach Hiker

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Hittin the Road part 5 I suppose you could trace all of my gear addictions -a lifetimes worth- back to that fateful trip. It all started with a backpack. I knew I needed one. And a good one. But what did that mean? Fortunately, my home town still had a trading post. Yup, an honest to...

Comments: 0 Mar 22, 2019

Hitting the Road part 4: planning

Beach Hiker

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Hittin' the Road part 4: planning My bank account was looking pretty solid. But now came the tough part: how would I spend that money? Obviously I knew I would need a plane ticket. Every weekend I would check prices in the travel section of the paper. I learned that the local University had a...

Comments: 0 Mar 22, 2019

Hitting the Road, part 3: Work

Beach Hiker

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Hittin' the Road part 3: Work And so I became a working boy. I delivered my papers in snow, in sun, rain and wind, on roller skates, by bike, or with winter boots. In the fall I would rake and bag my neighbours leaves for extra cash. I kept my money in a large glass Maxwell House coffee jar....

Comments: 0 Mar 22, 2019

Hitting the Road, part two: Money

Beach Hiker

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Hittin' the Road part 2 So I had decided, at 11 years old, that as soon as I was legally capable -meaning aged 16- I would take off to Europe. I realised immediately that there was one thing I would need for my adventure that I didn't have: money. It was obvious that my parents would not...

Comments: 0 Mar 22, 2019

Hittin the Road

Beach Hiker

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A story in seven chapters. Kids do the strangest things. And get the strangest ideas. My childhood dream -my strange idea- ended up shaping my entire life. If I asked you about a life defining event, or a life defining moment, what might you say? This type of question sometimes annoys me. It...

Comments: 3 Mar 22, 2019

When life gives you lemons....

Mox wanders

Supporter, Male, from Mississippi
Blog Posts:
16
Well, life has once again, giving me a lemon. My time on this deployment was just in reach. I was planning on leaving Kuwait in February, but as I'm sure your expecting, I know longer am. There was a mission that came up last minute and I now find myself in Syria. I of course wont go into any...

Comments: 14 Mar 22, 2019

New Year, New Gear. Titanium Firebox Nano and Shovel.

MAD Punty

Supporter, Male, from Massachusetts
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1
Yesterday was cold and pouring rain, but today is a warm, 40-something degree Sunday in January. A good day for a lunch in the woods, anxious to try out some new gear I bought myself for Christmas. So, I grabbed my backpack, made a quick stop at the grocery store, and headed into the woods. I...

Comments: 19 Mar 22, 2019

Time here is growing short

Mox wanders

Supporter, Male, from Mississippi
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16
” The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away” – Pablo Piccaso First I would like to say thank you all for the care packages and the gift of a supporter account. I honestly can not thank yall enough. Yall are without a doubt the best people I know. Thank...

Comments: 14 Mar 22, 2019

A New beginning.

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
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12
[ATTACH] The Winter Solstice has always been a special time for me. The shortest day of the year in my hemisphere, I have always thought of it as a new beginning. Death of the past year as days get shorter and the beginning of a new year as days start to become longer. This year was a really...

Comments: 14 Mar 22, 2019

Bushcraft Reality

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
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12
For a few years now I have fantasized about VANLIFE. Getting a van and hitting the road to live out of and living the life of a traveler. There is something romantic about the thought. Maybe it is akin to being a Pirate in the modern day? But I just watched a video about the reality of...

Comments: 60 Mar 22, 2019

Sell it all?

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
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12
Now that the wife is dead and I have no kids and living in this house alone is working for me, I am considering selling everything or nearly everything I own and buying a camper and hitting the road. I really have nothing to hold me down now other than my job. I have some savings put up......

Comments: 19 Mar 22, 2019

Leaving my comfort

Mox wanders

Supporter, Male, from Mississippi
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16
“Do one thing every day that scares you” -Eleanor Roosevelt I’m one of those people that like to go over the bad before the good. I like to get the bad out in the open and end on a happy note. So I’ll be starting with the bad news and then move into the good. Ok. Here goes. I’ve been...

Comments: 12 Mar 22, 2019

Time...stop being so slow

Mox wanders

Supporter, Male, from Mississippi
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There is a pleasure in the pathless woods; There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roar. I love not Man the less, but Nature more. –Lord Bryon, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage I’ve been doing a lot of reading since my...

Comments: 9 Mar 22, 2019

How long?

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
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12
How long does one mourn? I am ready to move on but I feel guilty. It’s like there is nothing more I can do so I feel like I need to move on. Everything has been taken care of as far as I can. There will probably be medical bills coming for months but everything else has been taken care of....

Comments: 38 Mar 22, 2019

Where did I leave off again?

Mox wanders

Supporter, Male, from Mississippi
Blog Posts:
16
Well I'm sure alot of you might have been wondering where I went off to, and to answer your question....no where. A month ago I posted blog on my laziness. Well it's only went down from there to be honest. I've had no motivation to type up a blog, nor practice any of my "bushcrafty" things. My...

Comments: 4 Mar 22, 2019

Closing out my old life...

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
Blog Posts:
12
I am spending the last few days of this week closing out my old life so that I can move on with the new. It is hard to believe I am a widower. Her kids are coming to get what they want, then friends will come to get the rest. By the weekend it will be just me and my stuff. On Monday I will be...

Comments: 18 Mar 22, 2019

I am lost...

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
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12
Many of you know of my wife’s fight with cancer and now her decision to quit fighting and enter hospice. The last 4 weeks have literally been hell on earth. Trying to get her some help and her final decision to just face death. She is still in hospice as I type but is going down quick. They...

Comments: 26 Mar 22, 2019

Apathetic, Callous, even lazy…

Mox wanders

Supporter, Male, from Mississippi
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16
I’m not proud of myself here lately. These past couple of days, I’ve seemed to have become complacent with myself you could say. I’ve been going to the gym and working during the day. However my down time….I have not been using the best of it. I can’t seem to find that motivation I had when I...

Comments: 9 Mar 22, 2019

To a new place

Mox wanders

Supporter, Male, from Mississippi
Blog Posts:
16
Hey yall, I’m gonna admit…I have a bit of writers block at the moment. I seem to be having an issue remembering what I did yesterday. I can remember parts of it so I’ll update what I can. Looks like the heat is getting to me already and I aint even been here that long. What is a year gonna do? I...

Comments: 3 Mar 22, 2019

It\'s been a few....

Mox wanders

Supporter, Male, from Mississippi
Blog Posts:
16
hey yall, it's been a few days. I've had a lot going on the past few days and just haven't gotten around to posting a blog. Even got a blog site going....it's in its early stages....just wanted a little more "freedom" to posts and pics and such is all. I'll leave the link at the bottom if yall...

Comments: 2 Mar 22, 2019

Well this is easy!

Daniel Klinglesmith

Ornory Old Dog, Male, from Louisville, KY
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1
People make such a big deal out of sports. Mostly they talk about how easy some sports are, especially the ones they don't play. Others like to talk about how great they are at the sport they do play. I'm here to tell everyone that there are no easy sports. I loved to play golf when I was able,...

Comments: 8 Mar 22, 2019