Looking to sharpen my skills and knowledge of bushcraft and wilderness survival tactics. I've taken basic survival classes in the past, and would like to learn more advanced skills and techniques. I am a certified welder, and a novice metal Smith. I am very interested in metallurgy, and different aspects of primitive and ancient metal working. I'm orginally from Central CA. I grew up hiking, hunting, and fishing in the Central Sierra Nevadas. I am now in the Pacific North West where me and my wife, are looking to explore new terrains. She is an RN and used to work Search and Rescue for the State Parks Department. She brought me here to this site. This forum seems like a great wealth of knowledge and resource, I look forward to learning all that I can.