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J. Kennedy-ar154me

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Related hobbies?
« on: March 09, 2016, 09:32:18 AM »
I have noticed that most of my shooting friends and I have a lot more in common than just firearms. My question is do you think there are other hobbies/interests that tend to overlap with firearms usage? (Other than the most obvious, hunting)

I can think of a few. Ham radio, Computer, Prepping/self-reliance. Any others?
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Re: Related hobbies?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 09:45:38 AM »
Most likely any "demanding" outdoor activity.  By demanding I hope to make a distinction between RV camping, say, and wilderness camping...the key being amount of "independence" required by the demanding type.

Computers might be totally coincidental...Many of the shooters you meet are online...and almost everyone will have some access to computers anyway...

I would guess that independence and self-reliance are the key common factors.
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Re: Related hobbies?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 09:50:12 AM »
Fishing, hunting...  I've worked with uniblabs for forty years so I HATE those... 

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Re: Related hobbies?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 12:46:29 PM »
Guitars and motorcycles seem to be pretty common.

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Re: Related hobbies?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 01:56:43 PM »
All of my close friends own guns and ride ATVs for fun.
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Re: Related hobbies?
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Re: Related hobbies?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2016, 07:42:54 PM »
Hobby if I had time...yeah, Ham radio, gardening is a wish along with hunting and fishing.

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Re: Related hobbies?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2016, 06:24:29 AM »
Don't feel to bad Rastus, I know retired guys who live with in a mile of the largest lake in the North East who are saying the same thing.
Then there's the people who bought snow mobiles.
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2016, 08:33:50 AM »
I try not to because I am fortunate to have a job.  240 hours of vacation time at the end of December and I lost 160 hours of it on Jan 1.  I can take the time if I want to....because I can do anything I want on my last day.   ???
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Re: Related hobbies?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2016, 07:11:41 AM »
I don't know how related some of these are.  Outside of things like hunting, reloading and gunsmithing.

Ham radio, W4ADS, extra class. (I passed Extra, just to get into the vanity call sign pool early.  Not very noble reason I suppose.)   Not active much even on VHF.  Have 25' tower, but no HF antenna.  Really want a StepIR, but can't afford it. 

Electronics in general.  Building kits and circuits.   Yes, I use to own Heathkits.

Programming computers.  Old school stuff.   Assembler, machine code, drivers and things like COBOL, FORTRAN, SQL and CICS.  Heck I even knew RPG and PASCAL at one time.  Does SNA ring a bell with anyone?   I still enjoy collecting the odd data base and performing analysis on it, just for fun.  Want to know how many different first names there are among US ham radio licenses?

Theater/theatre, performing arts, is in my family blood line.  I'm more of a stage manager type, but also do lighting.  I'll probably do volunteer work for local high schools when I retire. 

Sailing and just spending time on the water in general.  Scuba diving which I haven't done in 40+ years.  Loyd Bridges and I could have been best buddies.   (My scuba instructor was murdered shortly after I completed my certification.  His wife cold conked him with a pipe wrench then cut him up in pieces and stuff him in a 55 gal drum. Nobody particularly faulted her for it.)

Fishing.  Nothing fancy.  Put bait on hook, toss in water, drink beer.

Airplanes.  Was in the USAF.  Went through ground school, but never got the flight time.   Worked on C-124s, C-141s and C5s.   Sadly, all my bases and missions were classified to some degree, so the only picture of me is with a B-52, which oddly wasn't classified.
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Re: Related hobbies?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2016, 09:05:34 AM »
System Network Architecture.  PL1, DL1.   

Pascal was my favorite language, for the beauty of the code written in it, rather than it's productivity...rare exits to C and you could do anything...and still be beautiful   :D :D

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