Having been screwed over more times than I have digits, I am extremely cautious of everyone now. This does not change the fact that I know that without other people my chances of survival are greatly diminished.
So, what can I tell you about myself at this moment without giving to much information, and thus risking my own security?
I am no spring chicken, however I am not a worn out old fart either.
I started this journey in 1983, and it has definitely been an interesting trip.
I am not a saint by any definition of the word. I have made some very bad decisions in the past, but I learn from them and move on, and I am likely, as any man is, to screw up a few more times before I’m done.
I did spend some time, however brief, in the military. While my time in the Army was brief, I walked away with some hard earned lessons, some great experience, Some excellent training, a strong will, and a serious attitude which say’s “Treat everyone with the same respect you would have them show you, allow no one to take advantage of you and if what you do is found to be repugnant to the founding principles of our Republic, then don’t do it”. It goes without saying that, should any individual or group violate those principles and threaten the liberty of another, it is our responsibility to step in and defend the rights of that individual. I took an oath when I enlisted, knowing that oath was for life, and I will always stand for those who cannot stand for themselves and give my life freely defending the principles upon which this Republic was built. I will not pick the fight, but if it comes, I will not run.
I spent 30+ years of my life homeless (some due to unavoidable circumstance, some out of necessity, mostly by choice) learning how to survive the hard way. I can build and break camp using the bare minimum of items, I can hunt and fish. I have several ways to garden depending on where I am and resources available. I can filter water without a filter and purify water without fire or a purifier. I can move through the forests leaving little to no trail behind me, because being homeless is such a dangerous lifestyle I had to learn to be stealthy and learned how to be invisible when I need to be. I am handy with a firearm as well as knives and other weapons.
While I do have more normal skills, such as carpentry, plumbing and almost anything involved in building houses and such and I’m a damn good cook among other things, I see myself as more of a soldier than anything else.
I tend to be a bit of a loner, but I do know how important connections with others can be. For the most part I prefer to stay to myself, choosing who to spend my time with and when. I have no difficulty working with others for a common purpose, so I am more than willing to pull my weight, to the best of my ability, be it in the garden, tending to the animals or cooking a meal, as long as people respect my privacy and understand that “My space is my space”. What I do in my space is of no concern to anyone, so long as what I do, in no way harms another. This attitude is in total harmony with the very concept of personal liberty, and it is what I strive for every day of my life.
I do have some physical limitations, but I put forth a great deal of effort to not let them slow me down. I will work as hard as I am able, for as long as I am able, but I will not push myself to the point where I do more damage, and cause more pain than is necessary.
I do not believe that “all property is community property”. What is mine is mine and what is communities is communities. What is mine when I come in is still mine if I leave. This crap that some try to pull, claiming that what you bring in becomes community property is nothing more than Socialism. This tells people that you don’t own anything and that is the same thing that Socialism subscribes to. Everything belongs to the community (State). How is that in line with the concepts of liberty?
While I come with my own food supply, medical supplies, seeds, tools, weapons and so on, the only thing I am missing is the security aspect of things. Someone once said that “There is safety in numbers”. I believe this to be very, very true. It is for this reason I am reaching out, looking for a group of people who are on the same page as I.
I know that 99.99 % of you will see this and you will disregard it all, pass it over and forget all about it, and that is fine. I don’t want anyone who isn’t fully with the constitution, and if you cannot handle this idea, then you’re not who I am looking for.
If you are interested in seriously connecting with someone who has been on this journey for 30+ years, I am willing to talk.