I am cross posting from Viking Preparedness Patreon. This is my post of my experience, so I am not taking anything from anyone out of the Patreon room, nope, no way.
Was a very relaxing time in a gorgeous W. Wa forest with lovely mellow prepper types....is such a balm to be not just surrounded by such types but to do the things and talk about the things with them face to face even if for a little while.
PJ IS RIGHT, OF COURSE: GET TO A MEETUP EVEN IF IT'S UP TO 3 HOURS AWAY. Especially if you are "alone" in your prepping walk. Because of my challenges getting critter care and having to borrow a truck and dealing with some physical issues, the whole trip shed light and encouragement on the things I need to improve on....and that I CAN. Been running on 2 of 8 cylinders for too long now....
The activity instructor actually achieved getting me to be able to use my compass's basic abilities. A subtle empowering, especially since I was battling multiples just to be able to get to said meeting.
Night vision is also very empowering. Was my first time getting to check that out.
Even the truck chicken did great even though her compass didn't work.
We avoided the potential sasq rave across the valley and just had quiet fellowship around our small and very contained hibachi hot coals....were enveloped in enough smoke already from the wildfires. It seemed to be a breathable ( obviously was breathable....heh....) mix of fog and smoke. We were very close to a big river. Idk, I don't get out much. ;)
Thanks again to the organizers, and was so nice to meet all of you that were there.
See you out there!