Subzero Greetings from Minnesota!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by dead_left_knife_guy, Jan 14, 2018 at 1:42 AM.

  1. dead_left_knife_guy

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    Greyone's plea for new members to post an introduction, at the very least, so here I am, far too late to call myself a new member. Just don't call me late to dinner...?

    I've been around this form for years, unfortunately feeling like I am always too busy to read everything I want to read here, and feeling far too inexperienced to contribute much of anything of value. I'm a married father with young kids, living in a major metropolitan area and working in an office environment, at least when the work is available.

    I was brought up in a first ring suburban enclave, biking to the nearby marshes & lakes to watch the wildlife with my father, an avid birder. I fished the small creek that ran through the city park behind the municipal center, catching sunnies & crayfish some days, playing video games & heading off to the movies on others. Many evenings I went into the back yard at dusk and waited for the twilight to fade to the deep blue that revealed the stars & planets that I spent years studying, contemplating the beauty of interstellar space as well as the sheer vastness of the universe.

    I have a license to practice law and would love to be able to integrate my professional life with my appreciation for the wilderness, but so far the two have remained sadly disparate aspects. I have, however, picked up a bit of a knife collecting hobby along the way. And at some point in recent years I realized that I've been building survival kits since childhood & had been into "EDC" for decades, though I didn't use these terms way back then.

    I'll wrap this up, but can't end this post without mentioning the love that I have for my wife & my two sons, they're simply my world -- I'd just like to give them more of an introduction to camping & hiking than I had growing up. Hopefully my love of learning the many things I've learned & continue to learn about nature & wilderness skills will rub off on them, at least a little. And that learning is one of the biggest reasons I come here, to Bushcraft USA.
     
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    Hello Guy and welcome to BCUSA from south central Kentucky! I wish you the best in your attempt to mix business with pleasure! Hope you enjoy your stay here.

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    Welcome and good to hear from you. Don't be a stranger to the camp young fellar. joe
     
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    I can speculate your proximity, but be nice to know your suburb or city. Might be able to share (or glean) tips on good locations to camp/hike/fish, etc.
     
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    Hello and welcome to BCUSA from Missouri! Don't sell yourself short on knowledge, a fresh perspective can often offer a new and better approach.
    Hope to see you around the forum more.
     
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    Very well written post, I hope you continue to contribute.
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