Hello from Illinois

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    I've been a backpacker and learning bush craft since I got out of the army in 1976. I lived in the PNW until the early 1990s when I moved to central Illinois for economic reasons, which severely curtailed my backpacking activity. Day hiking is about as good as it gets here so there have been fewer opportunities to maintain old skills and learn new skills. Retired, now, and will eventually relocate to an area where I can start backpacking more easily. I've always hiked several times a month, but looking forward to some extended backpacking trips again while I am still able to do so, which I hope to be for some time to come as spry old farts run in my family.
     
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    Welcome. What part of IL?
     
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    Welcome, I understand your plight, plenty of backpacking trails and areas south of route 13, but in the central and northern parts of this state not so much.

    FYI there's a roll call thread on-going in the Local-Illinois forum.
     
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    Central Illinois!
     
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    Thanks for the information. My ancestor settled about 7 miles south of Marion in 1807. I've been down there to look around but it is quite a trip from here.
     
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    welcome to the campfire from kansas.
    down where the big rivers meet up south of Cairo, there's plenty of camping areas on the Ky side.
     
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    Thanks for the welcomes and likes for my introduction, everyone!
     
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