I've lost a lot of my health working this job, driving. The pay is decent, but the hours, not so much. My fighting skills are in the toilet, and my stamina. As such, I intend to hike the Appalacian trail early next year, from The N to S. This ought to get me back in shape, and I can test out some of my homebrewed prepper gear, as well. Nothing like intense field testing, to really start trusting your equipment. Might train my sword skills back up to par, as well. It's been a while.
Now, some folks have taken exception to my various views, which tend to lean conservatively, and towards the moral, as a rule (Despite repeated rumors of the Ft. Lauderdale incident, even though the college cheerleaders got all thier swimsuits back, and burned the pictures. sadly). I think it fair to get a little heated up in discussion, as long as certain limits are maintained. I like a good squabble, overall, but there are lines. I like to believe that I research the subjects on which I tend to form opinions, rather solidly, although there's always room for further study, in general. Some folks have seen fit to push the point.
If anyone has the stones to back up thier big talk, the Appalacian trail is a good time to try. We can step back off the trail a ways, and you can decide just how tough you think you actually are. I'm a big fella, and I've trained to a decent level in various arts. You thinkin' to bring friends, be my guest. If you bring weapons, you better strike from the rear, and finish it with the first strike. I like to respect the honorable principles of duelling, East or West, but i notice my opponents generally don't. It is what it is. I'm not really worried, as 99.99% of those who saw fit to talk trash are colossal moral cowards, and would pee themselves before they spoke like that to me in person. But I am going, so I figured I'd give everyone the opportunity to roll on me for real, not merely cringing behind a keyboard and yapping thier carbuncle-crusted hind ends off. Best chance, if you want to.
That said, if we're cool online, and for whatever reason, you happen to be in the area, we can hang out and chat for a space. It's also pretty unlikely, but hey, you never know. I'm not that interesting, but I like to talk to interesting people. Encouraging, it is.
For identification purposes, I wear an olive drab home made boonie hat - badly sewn together, an odd collection of military gear, a practice sword, and practice escrima sticks. I hesitate to say more, as there are a number of profile programs constantly running, from various government agency sites, that exist for the purpose of categorizing people for various predictive purposes. It's probably pretty obvious by now that I'm the exact type that would run off and join a militia, if the government really decided to pull some crap. And they're right. And they seem determined to run this country in to the dirt, so It seems some conflict here is inevitable. Hence, me being a bit tight with personal data online. Think I'm paranoid? They have the ability, means, and motive to do that and more, and lack all manner of the necessary moral restrains that would prevent a moral being from such actions. Anyway, that's all, and it's probably a bit much.
I dont have much time for computers these days, but I may record my trip, and release some of the highlights on youtube, IF I think there's relevant data to be shared. You never know. So I'll see you if you really want to scrap, or really want to hang out, or I won't see you.