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    See that? See that right there? That's what I'm talkin' about. Eatin' stuff with poison glands. Mercy sakes. That ain't right. I'm gonna have to put people on the list if this keeps up.


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    I think I mentioned this elsewhere on this Forum. But, I gained a "healthy" respect for fire ants when I spent over half a night in a rotted tropical tree about 75' up. It took that long for the DZ crew to get a rope to me and I body rappelled down (for the first time in my life). The situation resulted from a Hollywood (no equipment at all except parachute stuff) night jump. Before somebody says something about me not climbing down my reserve, you're welcome to try it in pitch black conditions, no gloves, total black out, etc.

    Missed PT that morning with my troops, the first time; getting treated for fire ant toxin and rope burns. Nothing in my medical records because I was treated by the SF Battalion Senior Medic (so VA says it didn't happen).
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    The bites arenít so bad, just the itchy after effects.

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    I've never eaten a scorpion but I hear they're tasty.O have eaten rattlesnake. It's sorta a survival technique to know who you can and can't get away with eating.
    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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    Who? He said who. I just checked my calendar, Wolf. It looks like I'm booked a lot farther out than I thought. I'm talkin' nothin' open in the next several years.

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