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    Default Howdy from Alabama

    Howdy, I am a 21 year old male from the state of Alabama. I am a Pentecostal Christian. I am a beginner in the art of wilderness survival. Most of what I know is centered around firearms, and my knowledge of that is lacking compared to many as well.

    I did spend time in the Army as an 11B stationed in Fort Lewis-McChord, but was discharged early due to unforeseen circumstances.

    I have taken a couple steps towards a more self-sufficient lifestyle such as beginning a garden (tomatoes, okra, zucchini, squash, and lettuce) and raising chickens. I have three ISA Brown pullets and am purchasing some Rhode Island Reds in two days, so I'll have eight total.

    My goal, simply put, is learning how to live off very little and surviving if a disaster strikes my area or the entire country is enveloped in chaos.

    I was sent here by Sourdough, the Alaskan.

    Thanks for taking the time to read!
    Last edited by EarlyMarksman; 04-29-2020 at 08:28 PM.

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    Hey Marksman welcome to the forum. I'm in Madison Co.
    A man full of grits is a man full of peace.

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    Well look at that!

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    Senior Member WolfVanZandt's Avatar
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    Nice area to practice. That's a beautiful part of the country.
    True enough, my final home is still out there, but this is most certainly my home range and I love it. I love every rock I fall off and tree I trip over. Even when I am close to dying from exhaustion, a beautiful sunset doesn't lose it's power to refresh and inspire me and that, in itself, is enough to save me sometimes.

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    Welcome to the fire Earlymarksman. Glad you found us. Thank you for your service. Alabama is pretty county. do you do much camping or is that garden keeping you too busy?

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    Welcome home.

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    Hello and welcome.
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    Born and raised!

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    Really desiring to get into camping. Been a couple times but nothing extreme. Most of my outdoors experience was while I was in the military, but it was doing drills and training and not learning to start a fire with flint and steel or make a bow drill.

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    Thanks a bunch!

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    Welcome to this Wilderness Survival Forum, lots to learn and enjoy learning as you go this group is much larger than you can see. Have you taken the Q&A at the link and then you can learn about areas you may be weak and this forum can help to improve. You may or may not be a reader and that's okay, there is never a rush to learn everything in one day. Then return to see how much you have improved in your skills. You will find links to Military wilderness survival links, post photos create your own avatar, and signature to post with every post. So much to enjoy in this forum and I'm wondering if you are planning a hike or trip into the wilderness? Welcome to the forum.
    We cannot live and love and engage life in meaningful ways without sometimes ending up in the wilderness. Wilderness times are those times when we feel we are tested to our limits, and we describe those times in wilderness terms: dry, desolate, lonely, trying, difficult, agonizing. We speak of hunger, thirst, and longing in the wilderness. a spiritual territory. by Tim K. Bruster. (The word "Wilderness" is shown 164 times in the Holy Bible). Yep a real true, Bull Rider


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