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    Too cold for me!

    I could do the lifestyle, would just need to be somewhere warm!

    Panama might be an option...


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    Warm means bugs, freaky tropical diseases etc. No thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Warm means bugs, freaky tropical diseases etc. No thanks
    I'll take it!

    Hard to catch diseases with no contact with other people!

    Bugs add to the charm! Can't be worse than sand flies and the mozzies we get here anyway!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Warm means bugs, freaky tropical diseases etc. No thanks
    You say bugs and I hear food. You can keep your tropical diseases though, I don't need to get galloping knob rot again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    I don't need to get galloping knob rot again.
    Cavorting on leave in Singapore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Cavorting on leave in Singapore?
    Yes but I am not sure that I was on leave. Just cavorting in general as young soldiers do.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Yes but I am not sure that I was on leave. Just cavorting in general as young soldiers do.
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    I reckon it would be alright. Man learns pretty quick. I wouldnt do it without my dog with me tho, gotta take yer mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt-j View Post
    from a social perspective I think you'd probably end up with some issues...
    there are more 'issues' in urban areas ... at least in that environment you are truly going to understand the power of Nature ... you are going to know about self-reliance ... you are not going to labour under some fecking sense of entitlement ...

    and ... it is not cold all the time up there ...!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EeeBees View Post
    there are more 'issues' in urban areas ... at least in that environment you are truly going to understand the power of Nature ... you are going to know about self-reliance ... you are not going to labour under some fecking sense of entitlement ...

    and ... it is not cold all the time up there ...!!
    Who said it was cold 'all the time'? Pull your neck in mate...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt-j View Post
    Who said it was cold 'all the time'? Pull your neck in mate...


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    I don't see how that was called for???
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    wtf dude I think you should

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    I envy that lifestyle too but I think my outdoor skills aren't commensurate with the climate.
    Skills can be learnt, but the common sense to know the limits of our own capabilities is a very important one. I too would probably struggle with some outdoor skills, but I would be interested to learn at some point as that is the sort ofplace I would like to spend some time one day....but I know my wife wont want to and I dont particularly want to leave her behind either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    I don't see how that was called for???
    Reading @EeeBees post it felt like what I had written was being attacked, when it is only my opinion... I didn't say it was cold all the time, and as such responded to it. If it was not meant to come across that way then @EeBees I apologise - but that is how it reads to me...


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    I accept your apology, Matt-j ... I had not even read your post ... having been in Northern Canada in late Summer, I was amazed at how hot it does actually gets ... the humidity and mosquitoes are unbelievable ... then in late September early October suddenly it is cold ... -10 is just the starting point ... !!
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