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This has probably been asked before, but I'm curious...

Besides the primitive/survival skills, what kind of hobbies do you undertake? It seems like many Hoodlums have other hobbies too.

I am especially interesting in exotic or unusual ones (Should I word that differently? Probably.). I am thinking about getting into Bonsai Tree growing and Bronze Working!

EDIT: Please post pictures of your work!

"The first law...should be nailed on every cot. The first law. This world's job is to take everything from you. Yours is not to let it."   -Woman and Scarecrow

If I never had to use my intellect again, I wouldn't mind.

A real survival board game!?
I make sci-fi and horror props and costumes, am very involved with music (writing, performing, recording, engineering, etc), all kinds of "crafty" things like painting, drawing, sewing, sculpting, etc...

Are girls considered a hobby? <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' />
Fun! Thanks for starting this one Mako, I'm looking forward to see what others post!

I am learning pyography and usually work on wooden bowls, boxes and weapon handles/stocks. I am currently working on a small 'fire box' with dragons crawling all around it and a 'story box'--one with the different scenes from the Sleeping Beauty fairytale. Soon I will be putting some sort of Scottish design on the CS Scottish Dirk (I have the wood handled first version without the carving of the second model).

I want to learn Illumination to go with my calligraphy.

When my hands won't cooperate with this stuff, I like to write--nothing exciting, just fan fic for play.

Anybody got a plan?

Yeah, try to stay alive.

Anybody got a GOOD plan? --JLU

Hey, time out, there will be absolutely no use of superpowers to settle domestic disagreements! --Oracle
Woodworking of various sorts. Wooden boat building in particular.

Knife making


Hobby gunsmithing

Learning to weld

About to have a home foundry set up. (if I can get home long enough to finish the project)(the bug bit hard while with Ron in Romania)

Learning to juggle ( 3 ball and devil stick )

Sorry Mako, nothing exotic. I'm as plain as white bread.
"A Nation of Sheep will beget a government of wolves." Edward R. Murrow

"Bring me a GREEN one, I'll scrub the patchoulli off her!" Ghostwolf.
I must admit that I've always been thrown by the word "hobby". I'm not certain what it's supposed to be.

Creative expression?

Time burner?

There are things that I do like to spend time doing, that give me personal reward and have a purpose and value behind them...

1. Loving my family

2. Exploring the wild places

3. Hunting

4. Outdoor photography

5. Combat arts

6. Watching people (free entertainment and education!)

7. Daydreaming about and planning for my next Survival Training Exercise

Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

-Sir Winston Churchill, Speech, 1941, Harrow School

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not on unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

- Proverbs 3:5-6

Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.

-1 Corinthians 16:13-14

I will henceforth remember June 21st as Ron Hood The Woodsmaster Day.

An outstanding leader, mentor and friend, Ron was an example to us all. Rest in the arms of Jesus, Brother Ron, until we meet again.
[center][color="#708090"]I just sit in the dark, plotting ways to get out...[/color][/center]

Muddyboots <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' />
Shared pain is lessened, shared joy is increased!

Thus do we refute entropy. -S. Robinson

Communication is a Survival Skill! So is critical thinking!

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything—you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.

MB, that was too cool...

I used to collect all kinds of old militaria... not so much anymore. With our house/home, my hobbies have pretty much ceased. I call my preparedness training and equipment hunting my "hobby" to excuse and diffuse family and friends who just don't get it. I love to read and when my gF is up to it, we kiyak in the Tampa Bay, and local rivers, Little Manatee, Upper Manattee and Braden so far...

I still have a small collection of firearms, mostly older stuff, and while I don't shoot as much as I used to, I still check them over once in a while and still get the jitters when I drive past a range... <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/bash.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':bash:' />

I also have a few antigue bayonettes left... GF balked on my desire to mount them and hang that behind my chair in the dining room... <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' /> Oh well... So too, as an Urban Hoodlum, I guess a hobby is planning and wishing to get to a Dirt Time or just live vicariously through the rest of you! <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/wub.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wub:' />

"Preparedness isn't an illness, it's insurance!"

A 'Veteran' -- whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve -- is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America,' for an amount of 'up to, and including his life.'
Little bit of photography, mostly outdoor, scenic stuff.

Rifle and pistol shooting.

Reloading pistol and rifle bullets. (Just started this hobby because of the last hobby).

Limited furniture making.

A little bit of web design.

Nothing too far out or exotic here.

I uploaded some of my pictures in the Hoodlums Photo Forum, here ---> [url=""]Fox1's Pictures[/url]
"Beware the fury of a patient man." - John Dryden

I like to hunt, especially with my bow. I also am a member of the Single Action Shooting Society, and participate in Cowboy Action Shooting.
Well, I have a kazillion hobbies:



Stained Glass







Sewing of all sorts






Baking and Cake Decorating

Native American Flute, a little guitar, some accordian

Here are few samples:

I USED to work in Stained Glass. Lamps, panels, night lights, stepping stones and such. Sold my equipment last year to fund my move out of SC. Besides, I had no room to work. NOTE: Do NOT ATTEMPT to work in glass if you have carpet!!! Glass doesn't vacuum very well!! <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/angry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':angry2:' />

I still paint when I have time to enjoy the work in progress. I've gotten LOTS of inspiration from Hoodlum pictures!!!!

Cooking is sort of a hobby as I try to find new recipes for basic prep items. I'm hoping to make a cookbook one day, unfortunately, "Apocalypse Chow" has already been used as a title by someone else, so I may have to go with "TEOTWAWKI Cooking" or "Good Eats When TSHTF". <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/unsure.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':unsure:' />

Reading is a favorite way for me to relax, as well as music and dancing. Gotta get back into the Ballroom Dance lessons this winter!! <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />

Dirt Time is ALWAYS fun!!!

K-Gal's Favorite Sayings:

I LOVE cooking with wine... sometimes I even put it IN the food!!!

If something seems too good to be true, it's best to shoot it.... just in case.

"The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." - Margaret Thatcher

"Life is a banquet and most poor fools are starving to death!" - Mame Dennis

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Emerson

"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against its government." -Edward Abbey
I"d sure love to see some pictures of your work, hoodlums! <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/wub.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wub:' />
No real hobbies...collecting ex wives maybe...

I tried to bonsai pets, but too noisy and no real good results. I like to make medical kits, drop away into the wild for a few days, pretty well a boring individual I guess. I have been known to dabble in writing, and in resurrecting old medical procedures.
"Did anyone actually see him eat the coffee grounds?

RAEMS..."Satisfaction guaranteed or double your trauma back!"

Remote Areas Emergency Medicine and Survival
Why the same thing i do every day Mako..try to take over the world!!! muuaaahhha hahahahaha later ..(evil) Luke
 " Survival is not mandatory" Norseman DT 08

Hunting- Deer,Elk,Mountain lion, Bear.

Treasure hunting-Gold prospecting, Lost treasure and loot, Rockhounding.

Camping-Taking our 27 foot camp trailer to boondock in the woods.

MMA-all kinds, I guess that is why it is MMA right.

All this is done with my wife and our four kids in tow.

So things i do for them.

Dance practice for the girls. Baseball,basketball and football for the boys. This includes practices and competitions. Scrapbooking with the wife and Blogging with her and the family.

Yes i know my list is much longer.

We also run a family Organization doing bathroom renovations for the disabled veterans, and other disabled Americans. And we have just branched off a new line with the organization with a program for teaching dislexic youth and adults in our area. All this is done free of charge for all that we help. We love helping people in need in our comunity.

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