Blown Away By Generosity of Fellow Member Fink

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  1. lodge camper

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    I can't begin to express my gratitude to local fellow BCUSA member @Fink for the generosity he shown me in this GAW: https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/a-gaw-with-a-catch.250284/#post-4413760. I am humbled to the max.
    1st of all, meeting him was a joy all by itself. Very kind, warm guy of similar age as myself but who is going through very rough stretch at the moment, of which in itself would break most men i know. His story is not mine to tell but alot of it is in his posts. Still, the guy is very positive and I am confident he will overcome this huge setback just on his attitude alone. He has my prayers and also new friend anytime he wishes.
    So, when we met this afternoon I was just expecting to pick up the USMC brown molle ruck that he posted in his GAW, which I would have been tickled to receive by itself. BUT, NOOO...it was loaded full, almost like a marine would have it when he carried it into the field. This is what it contained, alot of which I still need to learn about:
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    1. Eureka Solitaire Back Packing Tent
    2. BCUSA 10X10 Tarp
    3. Ontario SP-10 Raider Bowie
    4. MSR PocketRocket Stove
    5. Grilliput Quatro backpack grill
    6. Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System
    7. Gerber Flik Multitool
    8. Large Ferro/Mag Rod(not sure maker)
    9. 2-6" SnapLight chem lights
    10. 5Col Survival Supply fire starters
    ALL this stuff is new or close to it!

    WOW!! Consider my mind BLOWN!
    Thank you sooo much Ronnie. You will be on my mind everytime I use this stuff and more than likely will have 4day trip report coming Monday with alot of this stuff getting used. Again, thank you much and I(wife too) am most grateful!!!
    I have never partaken in a GAW before so these words may not adequately express my appreciation but will be on giving end of a GAW sometime very soon.
     
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  2. MrFixIt

    MrFixIt Old Jarhead LB#42 Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Wow. That just about left me speechless! Now, get out and use it. Pics of course too. :)

    Well done @Fink
     
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    That is great! Can't wait to see what you do with all of that great gear.
     
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    Wow! Always blows me away with the generosity of the folks here.
     
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    Wow, that's awesome. Good on you @Fink!
     
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    Go and do what I cannot my friend. Long days and pleasant nights and may your days be long upon the Earth.
     
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    Dang! You made out like a bandit!

    Very awesome @Fink
     
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    Amazingly generous GAW @Fink, may you be blessed accordingly.
     
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    mtnoutdoors Prov 27:17 Supporter

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    Awesome sweet kit. Prov 27:17
     
  16. lodge camper

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    found another little cool deal in the bottomless ruck. UNBELIEVABLE!
    i remember @Fink showing it to me now. it just was hidden within the rest of the treasures.
    Thanks again, Ronnie. Have great weekend.

    11. ColdSteel AK-47
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    IS THAT COOL OR WHAT?
     
  17. Fink

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    No worries Sir.
     
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    Very cool.
    @Fink , you are a good man.
     
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    That showed real class.
     
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    Good on you @Fink , you are one of the great people out there.
     
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    Wow! that some awesome kit buddy, good on you Fink :dblthumb:
     
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    Good lord! Serious kit! Very kind.
     
  25. lodge camper

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    i am still overwhelmed!
    with what was in that bag and the usg army wool blanket i had in my car at the time, i am confident i could have headed straight into the woods and survived comfortably as long as i wished! never forget @Fink.
     
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  26. Fink

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    Folks, I appreciate the praise but what's important is doing a random act of kindness for your fellow man or woman. I feel like it's so important in today's day and age cause there is so much negativity and ugliness out there. I just wanted to turn a negative into a positive and in turn someone pass it on to another and expand it geometrically.
     
  27. Teeps

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    May you have twice the number.

    You are a great guy. Thank you.
     
  28. Fink

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    Ye say true and I say thankee Sai!
     
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    Teeps Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Well we are well met. If you ever make it to Michigan I'd much like a palaver.
     
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    @Fink, you are an awesome guy. This is an awesome forum with good people.

    I hope your move is going well.
     
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    Seconded !
     
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    This is such a sweet post. I hope you thoroughly enjoy your goodies. and I'll say a prayer for both of you. Our world is filled with some truly amazing people. <3
     
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    hello,
    your a good man @Fink :35:
    Regards
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    Awesome gift, congrats to the giver and the receiver!
     
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    It's going slow but I'm getting it done. I believe I heard someone say once "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time." that describes move to a T.
     
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    Good folks here at BCUSA.
     
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    There will be water if God wills it.
     
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    Very generous @Fink !
     
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    Well done @Fink , you're a righteous gentleman!

    Genuinely good people in this forum.

    I love this bar!
     
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