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    Quote Originally Posted by Law Dawg (ret) View Post
    True in all cases for a start point (the proper use of a mind being our most effective defense) and while all should be free to be sans a firearm, if they desire, the opposite is also true. After all what is the point of having opposable thumbs and then volunteering (or worse, being forced ) to reduce our ability to use any tools to accomplish the job? If this tool allows a more mentally peaceful time in the hammock it matters not if the tool was actually used or not. The firearm being nothing more than a tool after all...

    Leave the gun at home or in the gun store but don't expect all of us to embrace the philosophy. We fret over the ability of our fellow man to use one with discretion and then blythely hop into our cars and drive among packs of the same folk. I have seen plenty of misuse (and the opposite) of both and the car is by far the most dangerous. Both are projectiles...think about it.

    Putting away the soap box now.

    Amen... As long as I have a right to bear arms then I am going to. I am properly licensed and trained. There are however countries that you can go to that do not allow firearms. But please don't tell me not to in mine.

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    Hope we can divert back to overcoming solo fears and away from anti/pro guns.
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    My statement was intended to mean that attitude is what is important when solo. Nothing more or less. I think how we view our reality, makes it so. Thoughts become things, think good ones. I think that is more true when solo in the woods than at any other time. If we think we are in control, if we think the woods is a safe home, most likely those things become so.

    Attitude solo is everything. It is just that simple to me.
    Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That's what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.

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    ditto ;o)
    It always seems to go there doesn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by canoebie View Post
    My statement was intended to mean that attitude is what is important when solo. Nothing more or less. I think how we view our reality, makes it so. Thoughts become things, think good ones. I think that is more true when solo in the woods than at any other time. If we think we are in control, if we think the woods is a safe home, most likely those things become so.

    Attitude solo is everything. It is just that simple to me.

    I completely agree with that statement.

    "I think therefore I am"

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    Quote Originally Posted by canoebie View Post
    Attitude solo is everything. It is just that simple to me.
    Thanks David.

    As to attitude; the means of overcoming our irrational fears is to jump in. Make yourself do the thing you fear unless the thing you fear is actually stupidly dangerous. Jumping into the bear pit at the local zoo to overcome that fear is, obviously, not a good approach. Like the commercial said...Just Do It!
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    There is a reason we fear heights. Jumping off a cliff is stupid, it also cleans out the gene pool.

    There has been much discussion about perceived vs. real risk. The measure of such, when thinking about being in the woods solo, in an accurate way so as to develop appropriate mechanisms for coping with such is a skill many have lost.
    Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That's what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canoebie View Post
    There is a reason we fear heights. Jumping off a cliff is stupid, it also cleans out the gene pool.
    Hey!
    I've jumped off a few cliffs. It's only stupid if you don't have the gear.
    Trust nobody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Hey!
    I've jumped off a few cliffs. It's only stupid if you don't have the gear.
    +1. Me too!

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    You developed the appropriate mechanisms for dealing with said fear. Bungies or a parachute go a long way.
    Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That's what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.

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