Hey everybody! I've been lurking around the forums reading and learning for a few weeks and decided to dive into an account. I've always loved spending my time outdoors as much as I could and spent my childhood walking the banks of the Marmaton River, which runs a couple hundred yards behind the house that I grew up in here in western Vernon County, MO. I've done lots of "camping" (tents and in designated camping areas) but just recently decided that I spend too much of my adult life inside and not in the trees, so I've started reconnecting with that part of life that was so important to me growing up. I watch a lot of Joe Robinet and TA Outdoors on YouTube and Joe's talking about this forum so much is what led me here. Can't wait to be a part of this great community and learn as much as I can. You never stop learning, after all!