PDA

View Full Version : Allow myself to introduce myself...



oldsoldier
2007-04-02, 20:37
Well, I've visited other sites that some of you folks here have posted, so I finally decided to hop on over. A little about myself:
I was active duty infantry from 88-91, then national guard till 96. Got out, ent back in in 99, got out for good in 2004. Served all my time as a grunt. Have done alot of camping, hiking, & general outdoors stuff. Much prefer the outside to the indoors.
So, hopefully, I'll be able to contribute here, as well as take any & all advice, info, and general ribbings from marines ;)

Take-a-knee
2007-04-02, 20:49
Welcome Oldsoldier, you'll most likely find a good fit here. There are a lot of friendly, knowledgeable folks here (not me however).

TeeDee
2007-04-02, 21:15
Welcome !

Oh - pay attention to what Take-A-Knee writes - one of the most knowledgeable guys around. :adore:

Sgt.Krohn
2007-04-02, 23:17
welcome oldsoldier- Top runs a good board
I'm a grunt as well (a long time ago)
http://i1.tinypic.com/n2j33m.jpg

toddhiker
2007-04-03, 11:26
Welcome Oldsoldier!

Glad you're here, and thanks for serving our country!

dixicritter
2007-04-03, 18:30
Welcome to the HQ oldsoldier! Nice to meet ya!

sailingsoul
2007-04-05, 16:13
Welcome! SS :captain:

SGT Rock
2007-04-07, 11:15
Welcome. Being Infantry you have a lot more to learn about hiking than the average vet around here ;)

Sgt.Krohn
2007-04-07, 12:02
Welcome. Being Infantry you have a lot more to learn about hiking than the average vet around here ;)
I resemble that remark
http://i2.tinypic.com/200ur6f.gif

oldsoldier
2007-04-08, 13:01
Welcome. Being Infantry you have a lot more to learn about hiking than the average vet around here ;)


Yes, like the fact I dont need 80 lbs of gear, and a forced march to get there? ;).


On a side note, I'm trying hammock camping for the first time this year (well, I tried once when I was a kid, & almost froze to death), and am looking forward to the experience.

dropkick
2007-04-09, 01:20
You'll really like hammock camping.

I carried hammocks along while camping for years, but always climbed out of them and into a tent or under a tarp when it started to get dark.

Thought about insulating the bottom and spending the night, but didn't actually try it until I lucked upon this site. (I live in an area where only a few nights are warm enough without some form of underquilt or insulation).

Now I can't imagine why I didn't do it earlier.

Best sleep ever.


You'll get a lot of good tips here, and help with any problems you might have.