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I believe that. I know a couple guys that have used airstreams as their hunting/camping cabin for decades.

We could afford the earthroamer if we sold the house...all our stuff...most of my internal organs...my ass repeatedly...

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Where in md are you at? For now...

We’re in Bowie.

I can’t wait to hear your stories. My wife and I have entertained this idea but honestly I’m more hot on it that she is

33’ airstream?

We're in Parkville in Baltimore Co.  My wife's a teacher and is really excited at the idea of a 2:1 student teacher ratio.  It definitely requires a certain "minimalist" philosophy to make this type of thing seem attractive.  I understand that's not for everyone.  We have totally embraced the purge.  If it's not bolted down I'm trying to sell it on Facebook Marketplace.

The AS is 30'.  It's a 2017 Flying Cloud 30FB Bunk.  Of all their models in every size range, this is the only length and model that had bunk beds so finding a used one 2 hours away for a great price was a miracle.
I’m really happy for you.

Growing up in NYC I’m used to small living spaces...my wife...not so much

I was floating the idea of the airstream interstate...the class b on the sprinter chassis

She threw out an Earthroamer

I changed the subject

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Other Brands and Shops / Re: Matsuda
« on: Yesterday at 09:26:32 pm »
My wife got me a pair a couple years ago and I agree, they’re outstanding

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Iron Heart Meet Ups & Travel / Re: Matt's Airstream Adventure
« on: Yesterday at 09:19:49 pm »
Where in md are you at? For now...

We’re in Bowie.

I can’t wait to hear your stories. My wife and I have entertained this idea but honestly I’m more hot on it that she is

33’ airstream?

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Hobbies and Pastimes / Re: Pets
« on: Yesterday at 06:41:21 pm »
Poor little guy. That sucks.

A lifetime ago I was dating a Turkish girl with dual citizenship with England. She was stateside because she was a Fulbright scholar. We were entertaining the idea of moving to the UK together with our cats, and the procedure was a monstrous pain. Obviously none of this actually happened.

I get the feeling you’re going to have to feel this one out. At two they might be past the puppy stage. With that being said, I hear nothing but good things about raw diets. We dont, but probably should since my princess is 110lbs and should be about 95

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Hobbies and Pastimes / Re: Pets
« on: Yesterday at 06:24:54 pm »
Wait, you’re in the UK and poochie is in Bulgaria? Isn’t importing animals into the UK a giant pain in the ass?

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Hobbies and Pastimes / Pets
« on: Yesterday at 05:50:56 pm »
Hes GORGEOUS. love his markings, but I’m a Rottweiler person so I’m biased ;)

He looks like hes built for speed, might want to stick with puppy food for a bit.  Approximately how old?

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Hobbies and Pastimes / Re: Pets
« on: Yesterday at 05:25:37 pm »
If you want to go raw but are low on freezer space, we’ve used freeze dried raw from “the honest kitchen.” Mostly I keep it around as emergency food for times like these where it may be hard to get dog food. Chewy.com is sold out of a lot of stuff

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Hobbies and Pastimes / Re: Pets
« on: Yesterday at 05:14:43 pm »
We use the Victor brand and food with great success. What breed?

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Accessories / Re: Guns.
« on: March 28, 2020, 02:40:05 pm »
@JDelage


Oh, you have no idea.


Stateside, retired Special Forces guys have their own schools. They have some really excellent books too.


Larry Vickers, Pat Macnamara were both Army Special Forces
Vigilance Elite is run by a former SEAL Team member (Sean Ryan, the owner, worked directly with Keanu Reeves for JW3)
Travis Haley was a CIA contractor after he left the military


There is a monstrous list of guys that got shot at for a living that offer courses for civilians (and law enforcement and military).


Additionally they have a lot of free online resources on YouTube. I have a hard time keeping my temper when people don't have educated opinions about firearms and firearm tactics when all that information is available to them for free and they can't be bothered to actually learn anything before opening their mouths. There are some "tactics" out there that are flat out unsafe because people have uneducated opinions.


"Clearing a house" by yourself is my favorite pet peeve.


I received most of my training from the former Baltimore Police Department Trainer, before she was retired for a work related injury (gunshot wound). While the military style training is fun, it's not realistic for me and my lifestyle. Donna has become a family friend and creates scenarios that are relevant to my life.

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Accessories / Re: Guns.
« on: March 28, 2020, 01:10:51 pm »

For the gun owners:

I want to piggyback on something that @louisbosco said: 2-3 people to clear a structure.


By definition of "clearing", you cannot clear a structure alone. People think that gun owners can LARP around their house "clearing" it. You can sweep a structure alone, but you cannot clear it alone because you cannot secure the areas that you have already swept.


The best (and really only option) in a home defense scenario is to get your family into a single room, secure the entrances to the room and wait for the police to arrive.


If anyone has ever taken a force on force training course (what I was talking about before with simunition rounds), even with two people it's really tough.


I know it's annoying I post repeatedly like this. My coffee is kicking in slowly, I have some memory issues because of sleep deprivation, and I will forget if I don't put it up now.

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General Chat / Re: Coronavirus (Covid-19) Discussion
« on: March 28, 2020, 01:01:22 pm »
Re: tomato puree


People tend to gravitate towards comfort foods in times of crisis. We go through a fair share of it when there's stuff going on, tomato soup and grilled cheese gives me the warm fuzzies.


Maybe the same in the UK?

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Accessories / Re: Guns.
« on: March 28, 2020, 12:35:40 pm »
It’s not just the frequency or proximity that concerns me. In Baltimore during the riots a bunch of teenagers poured gasoline on a pizza store owner and we’re going to set him on fire. They gave up when they couldn’t get their lighter to work. Even the Islamic State condemns immolation.

In New Jersey a woman had her door kicked in and she was beaten in front of her months old baby before her house was robbed. This was caught on nanny cam.

In ny a four year old was raped after her mother was killed in front of her. On the street. In daylight. In a parking lot.

We raise a different kind of sociopath here.

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Accessories / Re: Guns.
« on: March 28, 2020, 12:23:19 pm »
I might be leaving stuff out but I literally just woke up. Jody and I were up watching shitty tv. Feel free to ask follow up questions

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Accessories / Re: Guns.
« on: March 28, 2020, 12:14:13 pm »
@DougNg how often have you been in life situations where you have had to use the strategies you describe? I'm genuinely curious and do not mean to be critical by any means.


We had one break in while we were home where they came in through the garage at 3am while they were sleeping. They set off the alarm but still took off with the car and a couple other things. They didn’t come up beyond the first floor as far as I could tell.

I’ve had a couple altercations in recent memory. Once was in New Orleans where I scared the guy off with my flashlight. He was drunk and looking for trouble.

Another was a similar situation in Miami as I was walking off a large meal.

A group of men were following my wife and I in Seattle when we got lost coming back from Chinatown. We got lost around the football stadium area. They took off when I escalated it by making a beeline towards them. They were looking for an easy target.

One time I had to come to my wife’s rescue as she was walking the our new puppy (Hex, our first Rott) and they were verbally yelling that they were going to “knock her out”. This was during the knockout game challenge. I won’t explain, it’s so disgusting.

I was harassed/mugged/beaten several times living in NYC. A couple times by knifepoint.

My area goes under high alert every once in awhile because we have several military bases around and apparently the markets and other areas where people congregate are targets for shooters or bombers.

I read the local police reports and we have home invasions, kidnappings, assaults and murders frequently enough that I’m genuinely concerned. One of my neighbors 100m away from my house got knifed in his driveway for his DJ equipment.

I live in a nice area. Google bowie, md. Houses go between $350k-$1M. We’re just soft targets and everyone lives with their head in the sand, so we make a lot of victims.

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