Monday, October 24, 2005

Seven Things

I got tagged by both Mushtaq and Todd for this game, so here are my answers:
Seven things I would like to do before I die;
1) Take my wife, Jena, back to her home.
2) Meet my Brothers Don and Ken in real life,at Cafe DuMond.
3) Move to Portland.
4) Go see the Dergah
5)Become a Guru in Silat Zulfikari.
6)See my daughter
7)Finish EMT training

Seven things I can do;
1)Fix a knife
2)Design weapons
3)Teach someone to defend themselves
4)Listen to people
5)Hurt people
6)Read and understand
7)Play the bass

Seven things I can't do;
1)Ignore stupidity
2)Tolerate whining when the person won't take action
3)Stand by and not act in an emergency
4)Watch my friends get screwed
5)Be a fundamentalist fanatic
6)be too open minded
7)Believe in the best in my fellow man, without doubt

Seven things I say most often;
1)I love you
2)Boker repairs, can I help you?
3)What did you do to this?
4)Forward Drive!!!
5)What do you want for dinner?
6)Sure, I have time for that!!!
7)No, it's just a knife

Seven people I can pass this on to;
Eh, don't know that many people, I'll get back to you on that.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

A real survival story

Over the weekend here in Colorado, a gentleman who was out
on a hunting trip got seperated from his party.
Then, for whatever reason, he got turned around, and couldn't find his way
back to the rendevous point.
This gentleman was missing for about 2 days.
And he exhibited one of the best mindsets I have ever seen.
Know, I am not going to mention the fact that he didn't have a compass,
or any other survival gear, or lack of LandNav skills. He didn't even have food.
No, what I am going to mention is how and what he used to get rescued.
This guy, in keeping with the Truck it in, Truck it out mentallity, which I support,
he kept his trash with him. And in the refuse he was carrying, was a drink pack,
a Capri Sun, as a matter of fact. Which was packaged in foil. Shiny, aluminum-type
foil. Which this gentleman used as a signal mirror to signal a searching helicopter.
Now, you can say he was unprepared, but he kept to the first rule of WeaselCraft,
"I don't care, I'm going home."
He used what he had, and kept his wits about him. And you know what, he went home.
An A #1 survivor in my book.
Thanks for reading.