Greetings from the PNW

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Passin Thru, May 16, 2018.

  1. Passin Thru

    Passin Thru Tinder Gatherer

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    Howdy from the west slope of the WA Cascades (where NW Primate seems to be able to crank off a primitive blaze no matter HOW dank it gets); new here, and new to bushcraft after nearly 15 years as an REI employee.
    That’s a lot of years with easy and regular access to the latest and greatest of “cutting edge,” technical outdoor gear, and I’ve used a good passle of it (and have too much of it stashed away hither and yon). As time has gone by, I find myself more and more drawn to more traditional methods of interacting with Life in the Out There, more and more aware of how subtly the newest tech often serves, ironically to sever us from that Life rather than enrich our experience of it, even as we wander through it... (That being said, with every year that makes a pack feel heavier and heavier, I looooove me some lightweight gear!)
    Over the years - since wandering the woods of SE Missouri as a kid - if it’s back country and muscle-powered, I’ve tried it a mite, or fallen head over heels for it: hiking and backpacking, hunting (trad), flyfishing, climbing, canoeing, kayaking (whtwtr and ocean), mtn biking (I’m still with REI as a bike mechanic/ ski tech) and road cycling..... you get the picture.
    What draws me to bushcraft is a perceived tendency of the tools and skills involved to take us deeper, almost by their very nature, into what’s real Out There... the closest thing I have to a church...
    What draws me here to bcusa is wanting to learn from, and share in, the experience of what seems to be an endless spectrum of bushcraft enthusiasts: happy to be here!
     
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    DomC Retired Old Scrub Stomper Supporter

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    Greetings from East Central Florida, welcome to BCUSA!
    Dominick.........
     
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    central joe Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Welcome young fellar. I hope you enjoy it here. There is certainly a number of very good woodsmen here you can learn from. joe
     
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    Hey buddy! Welcome from B.C.
    Cheers Jim
     
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    Howdy, and welcome from mid Missouri.
     
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    Welcome Aboard!
     
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    T MAC Old Squid Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Hello and welcome to BCUSA from south central Kentucky!
     
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    Welcome from the Texas Gulf Coast!
     
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  11. oathkeeper762

    oathkeeper762 Bushbum & PT Wanderer Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Welcome from the piney woods of East Texas.
     
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    Greetings @Passin Thru,

    A warm welcome from Sussex, UK.

    Couldn't agree more about the enthusiasm and happy to have you here. :dblthumb:

    Regards,

    Christos
     
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    MrFixIt Old Jarhead Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Hello from Eastern WA. Welcome to the forums
     
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    JohnP No more half measures Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Howdy from SE Texas. Welcome to the forum.

    JohnP
     
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    howdy, passin, from alabama. i figure a fella who work passel, mite, and hither and yon into the same intro is purt near interesting ... :)
     
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    Hi and welcome to the fire from SW Florida.
     
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    wvtracker14 Hardwoodsman #9 Supporter Hardwoodsman

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    Welcome from West Virginia! Sounds like you'll fit in just fine around here!
     
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    Welcome from the dry side of Wa. State.
     
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    Welcome to BCUSA! and Hello from the Land of 10,000 Lakes! :)
     
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    Welcome! Always like seeing folks from the PNW joining up :D. Quite a few folks here from the NW that can help you out with the things that are specific to our region, local knowledge is invaluable!
     
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    Greetings from Michigan. Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Hello from Seattle! Good to have another PNW'er.
    Welcome to the forum!
     
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    Red Yeti Mostly Harmless Hobbyist Supporter Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    Welcome from Western Washington!

    Sounds like you will fit in here just fine.
     
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    Never been welcomed to a fire with such a wide circle before!
    I’m humbled - thanks to all of you......
     
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    Broke I found my hat! Supporter Bushclass I

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    Hello and welcome to BCUSA from Missouri
     
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    Welcome from Iowa @Passin Thru , I just got back Saturday night from Camano Island Washington. It's a beautiful part of the country that you live in.
     
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    Welcome from Washington State!
     
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    gohammergo I like sharp things.... Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Welcome from the Upper Peninsula of MI :)
     
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    Welcome from Michigan! I also try to latch onto the most current and latest technology.......always to find myself drawn to the essence of which it was founded.
    You will find much wisdom here . Plus, you'll find much experience in BushClass .
     
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