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    Talking Hello from West Tennessee!

    I'm happy to have found this forum. I believe self-sustainability is something we as humans have loss over time, especially here in the U.S. as Americans are slowly but surely becoming more sedentary every day. I have always been fond of media portrayals of survival, yet the reality of the situation is that it is no game when your life is in danger. I have enjoyed movies such as Jeremiah Johnson (based off of the real life character "Liver-eating" Johnson), The Edge, The Grey, etc. TV Shows I enjoy include are Mountain Men and Dual Survival. I hope I will learn many valuable skills on this forum, and hope you are glad to have me!


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    Hello and welcome!
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    Hi and Welcome from middle Tn.

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    Hey everyone! Such a welcoming community. I think I'll fit in just right on this forum.

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    Mr. Hunter! I'm very fond of Wisconsin. I portrayed the 16th Wisconsin here at the Battle of Bartlett (Union Depot at the time). Have you ever heard of the Union Iron Brigade?

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    Welcome to the Forum. Glad you found it and us. What is your favorite style of camping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSJohnson View Post
    Welcome to the Forum. Glad you found it and us. What is your favorite style of camping?
    I have never camped before. I hope to do so in the future. That's why I joined the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSJohnson View Post
    Welcome to the Forum. Glad you found it and us. What is your favorite style of camping?
    Bear grills calls it survival in South Africa we call that camping heheh..
    Nah in all honesty I don't really diffrenciate.. If I have a tent that is a luxury camp.. everything after that still is camping.. just harder, and a good time practicing wilderness survival and bushcraft skill.
    How would you diffrenciate the style exactly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 154th_Seth_Adam View Post
    Mr. Hunter! I'm very fond of Wisconsin. I portrayed the 16th Wisconsin here at the Battle of Bartlett (Union Depot at the time). Have you ever heard of the Union Iron Brigade?
    Yes I have...as a matter of fact...Kenosha has a top notch Civil War Museum
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    I guess I think about it in terms of, "car camping" where you are able to drive right to a camp site and use your vehicle to carry everything. Almost like camping with a trailer that has a kitchen, bathroom and beds. Then next would be "back packing". Carrying what you need in a ruck, hiking into the woods past where most vehicles can reach. Also "packing in" horseback. I guess I am really asking what level of wilderness people like.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DSJohnson View Post
    I guess I think about it in terms of, "car camping" where you are able to drive right to a camp site and use your vehicle to carry everything. Almost like camping with a trailer that has a kitchen, bathroom and beds. Then next would be "back packing". Carrying what you need in a ruck, hiking into the woods past where most vehicles can reach. Also "packing in" horseback. I guess I am really asking what level of wilderness people like.


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    Ahhh ok. I see. Mmm I done just about all styles of camping except re-enactment. Most of our survival camps are back packing type camps where you hike for miles and miles and limited kit.. those tend to be my favourite
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonyraison View Post
    Ahhh ok. I see. Mmm I done just about all styles of camping except re-enactment. Most of our survival camps are back packing type camps where you hike for miles and miles and limited kit.. those tend to be my favourite
    I, too, like carrying a backpack into a remote area and spending a couple of nights in the woods. Something about the ability to travel where ever you want and being "self contained" to teh point that you can pick any spot you want/find to sleep or camp in extremely (and in some ways, strangely) exhilarating. However as I have gotten older I have come to really enjoy riding my mule into the mountains also. Even when I was young and in the best shape of my life, 10 miles in the mountains was a tough, long day.

    Truthfully, with my mule and a pack animal I have gone places I don't think I would ever have been able to walking. Being able to cover 25 miles of trail in the mountains in a day is very liberating! It allows me to see more country than I ever would afoot. A little more complicated but I really enjoy the rewards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSJohnson View Post
    I, too, like carrying a backpack into a remote area and spending a couple of nights in the woods. Something about the ability to travel where ever you want and being "self contained" to teh point that you can pick any spot you want/find to sleep or camp in extremely (and in some ways, strangely) exhilarating. However as I have gotten older I have come to really enjoy riding my mule into the mountains also. Even when I was young and in the best shape of my life, 10 miles in the mountains was a tough, long day.

    Truthfully, with my mule and a pack animal I have gone places I don't think I would ever have been able to walking. Being able to cover 25 miles of trail in the mountains in a day is very liberating! It allows me to see more country than I ever would afoot. A little more complicated but I really enjoy the rewards!
    Sounds cool. Would love to ride in on horse back or in your case a mule. I agree with you 10miles in the bush is definitely no small task.
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