Hello from MN

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bushcrafter, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Bushcrafter

    Bushcrafter Monkey

    Hey all,

    Been looking for a new community to join and after poking around a bit, landed here. Looks like a great group of people.

    My name is Rob, and I work in law enforcement, and also run a side business teaching wilderness survival skills as well as firearms classes.

    I'm an NRA instructor In just about every discipline, teach permit to carry classes, former USAF, and have been working in search and rescue for about 15 years. Also a tech geek and Ham Technician.

    I'm a political junkie, and am active in lobbying at the state level, particularly for gun rights related issues.

    That's all I've got for now. Looking forward to getting to know y'all.
  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Welcome from the Pacific NW. Great to have you join us here at the Monkey....looking forward to your post!!
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  3. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    Welcome to the forum!
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  4. Olympic mountain man

    Olympic mountain man just a lonely cook

    welcome brother monkey
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  5. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Welcome! Sounds like you will fit right in.
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  6. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

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  7. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to our Monkey Tree... Pick yourself out a branch and have a look around... Lots of Good Stuff here'bouts... Comms forum has a good bunch of Hams, posting in it...
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  8. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    Welcome from the great State of Jefferson.
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  9. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Welcome to the monkey... former USAF, and a few other similarities... Enjoy!
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  10. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Hi @Bushcrafter welcome to the monkey. So what do your classes consist of? Do you have week long trips?
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  11. Bushcrafter

    Bushcrafter Monkey

    We have done some 7 and 10 day classes, It's not my full time job, but maybe one day. :)

    We have 3 levels, Intro, Intermediate, Advanced.

    The most popular by far in the intro classes. We cover fire-starting, shelter building, navigation, wilderness first aid, and self-rescue techniques. Lots of city people with little to no experience, or people looking to test their "youtube expertise" in the real world.
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  12. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    [LMAO] Hey I saw every episode of Fat Men in the Woods, I can see it happening. It is all a lot harder then it looks. self-rescue techniques <<sounds interesting
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  13. Bushcrafter

    Bushcrafter Monkey

    It's how to signal and draw attention. I tell them what we look for from the air and how important it is to stay put.
    In advanced classes we talk about the bleaker side, after 3-5 days, major search options are suspended, and you need to evaluate options for getting yourself to a better spot.
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  14. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    Welcome Aboard fellow FlyBoy!
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  15. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Happy to have you . Great people here and good resources too. And, we're all here to learn as well as share information.
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