Getting back in the game.

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  1. Guttersnipe

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    Hello my fellow forest dwellers.
    I just found out recently that I'm a "bushcrafter".
    Been called a lot of things before, but that's not one of them.
    I was raised in the woods of upstate NY, and have always loved being close to nature.
    At about 20 years old, I had to check out the city life, and spent 10 years on Long island. I didn't like it very much.
    At 30, picked up and moved out West to beautiful Montana shortly after 9/11.
    I spent 14 years out there.
    I've been back east now for about a year, and miss my mountain state.
    I've always loved camping and survival stuff, though I've never thought of being out, and one with nature as surviving. I guess that's what bushcraft is. Getting away from the grind, and back were I belong.
    While recovering from surgery from the car accident that stranded me back east, I discovered YouTube, and with that, Joe Robinet. He has inspired me to get back in the woods, no matter where I am. Thanks Joe.
    He's also the reason I'm here on this site, so you can thank him too.
    I'd like to think I've got a lot to contribute, and learn as well.
    I'm not as tech savvy as a lot of others, although you've probably already figured that out by my just discovering YouTube confession earlier. I don't do social media, and don't have a Facebook page or anything like that. But I will do this.
    Anyway, I think I wrote enough to start, and look forward to meeting like minded people on here. Doing some trips would be fantastic!
    Ciao for now.
     
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    Greetings from East Central Florida, welcome to BCUSA.

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    Welcome aboard!
     
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    Welcome from Louisiana, by way of Central NY...

    Sounds like you'll fit right in. My wife says we're all still just little boys who like to run around in the woods, make forts, and build fires... I'm ok with that, as long as I get to do it.
     
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    Hunter63 saying Hey and Welcome......From Wisconsin.
     
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    Welcome to BCUSA!

    When you have that kind of background, it's like a riding.

    CAUTION: Reading this site can be dangerous to your wallet. While you don't need a lot of the stuff you see, it sure is nice and you are going to start to want some of it.
     
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    Welcome and hope you have a speedy and full recovery.
     
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    Welcome from the Keystone State. Might be a bit of a ride for you, but some of us are getting together at the end of the month.

    http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/2017-central-pa-winter-meetup.185297/

    Joe is much to blame for a good bit of my activity as well. Evidently his channel started from recording his bushclass accomplishments.

    Areas I found really cool when I started with this forum include;
    • Bushclass
    • Trips & Expeditions
    • Self Made Gear
    • Local Groups, not a ton of activity here. If you are willing to organize, you can get a local group or outing going very quickly.
    The search function is OK, yet returns more info that you may be able to process. There are threads on just about everything from some very knowledgeable folks. Have fun.
     
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    Thank you all for the warm welcome!
    Fantastic on a day like today, where it never got out of the teens after waking to about 3 degrees this morning.
    I think I'm going to like this site, cause I do already.
    Thank you for the invite, but a little too far for me at this time.
    Hope you have a blast!
     
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    Greetings from CT and welcome to BCUSA! Looking forward to your future posts.
    Cheers!
     
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    Thank you for the info, and the invite.
    Last time I spent any time in PA doing anything "outdoorsy" was rafting the Jim Thorpe in the late 90s before taking off to MT. Water was kinda slow, but we still had a great time!
    Doubt if I'd be able to make it for the meetup this month, but I'd love to!
     
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    All this technology, meh, it's a fad. :4: Welcome from Texas!
     
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    Some of the nicest folks here you could ever hope to meet, it's a one of a kind forum for sure.
     
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    Welcome aboard from Texas! Sounds like you will fit right in!
     
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    Nice intro @Guttersnipe - thanks for sharing yourself with the community!
    I love Joe Robinet's videos - he's a neat family guy with some terrific skills, both woods related and tech related and I'm always watching his stuff :) I too am often encouraged by him to just get out there, no matter where I am (in my case in the context of skills).

    Welcome from NW New Jersey. Where "back east" are you right now? What a blessing to have been able to live in MT. Some day I'd like to visit some "out west" states, as hubby and I have never strayed far from suburban NJ (though we LOVE vacationing in Maine).
     
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    From the Crossroads. [​IMG] to BCUSA!

    Great intro! ;)
     
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    Welcome to BCUSA!! and Hello from the Land of 10,000 Lakes. :)
     
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    I'm glad you're getting back into it as well. I'm pretty shy on social media but I've been an avid voice on Reddit and blade forums. They've got some good people there too if you wind up that a way. Hah

    I took a venture to a large city a few years back too, Atlanta. Though it was surrounded by wood I still felt out of place and moved closer to my comfort zone before a decade. I'm a bit envious of your western aversion myself.
    Tl;dr

    Anyway, welcome. I'm a noobie here myself.
     
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    Excursion not aversion.. Darn keyboard.
     
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  36. oathkeeper762

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    Wow.
    I'm amazed this thread was resurrected. Seems so long ago that I started it, and and it's been just shy of two years.
    I'm still lurking about, as some of you may know. Only now I find myself in the panhandle of Texas after spending a couple cold months in Cedar Rapids, IA this past winter.
    I still haven't actually met anyone from this site in person. Heck, I don't even have a "bush buddy".
    Can't find anyone around here brave enough to leave their air conditioned houses. Not that there are many places to camp or hike, or anything around here. Have to drive a ways to enjoy those things, or find a tree, or mountain, or a bump in the ground!
    I am still enjoying being part of this little online community though.
    I'm always learning something new, and occasionally have something to contribute.
    I am still amazed by the kindness and generosity that is always shown on this forum by everyone involved. It would be fantastic to actually find a living community of flesh and blood to associate with, but for now, this will have to suffice.
    I'd like to thank you all, once again, for taking me in and making me feel truly welcome.
     
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