New member from Downeast Maine

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  1. SpaceBus

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    Hello, thanks for letting me join this great forum. My love of bushcraft comes from a childhood spent in the woods. Most of my adult life was unfortunately spent in the city, but that was due to being active duty army. My wife and were able to buy a modest fixer upper on 25 acres in Downeast Maine. I am medically retired so you could say I'm working on creating a kind of homestead. My wife works full time as a nurse, but she is growing tired of working for nursing agencies, hospitals, etc. This morning I submitted for an LLC through legal zoom after finding a thread on this forum about doing the same thing. The DBA is Balsam Works owed to the balsam forest we live in. I discovered the forum totally by accident when searching for a way to harvest balsam resin for making varnish in the future. My wife and I are fed up with the petrochemical filled modern lifestyle and are doing our best to not participate.

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    I lived in Bluefield as a kid for many years. We thought about WV really hard before choosing Downeast Maine. WV is the most beautiful part of the Blue Ridge/Appalachian Mountains.
     
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    Welcome aboard, from ..... downeast Maine!
     
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    I hope to learn more about this region, and I bet you could help. Were you born here? Perhaps I should have titled the thread "New Member In Downeast Maine" since I am from away.
     
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    Not from here, but I've been here for thirty two years, so I'm maybe just slightly beyond being considered a tourist. There's a bunch of us bushcraft/primitive types in the area, we get together occasionally. I'll PM you next time we're doing something to see if you're interested, or feel free to PM me if you just want to get acquainted or need any local info.
     
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    Once everyone who knows we aren't from here dies, then maybe we can be considered "from" here :18:
    I can't promise to make any types of get togethers any time soon. Our house is under major construction right now. However that sounds like something I would be interested in when I have more free time. As it is we only take one day off a week from working on the house or the wife's real job.
     
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