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    the 100% directionless thread

    In my off time, I coach a local high school trap shooting team. Last spring, we had the annual fun shoot. My son shoots on the team, and we decided to have a friendly competition. One of the parents was taking pictures of everything, and here I am in action. I am only posting this because of...
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    Gun Porn

    Just built this one for my daughter. 16" .300 AAC Blackout. She wanted her own rifle for hunting deer with me, but she wanted it to be "special". She picked out the color to add to it.
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    Gun Porn

    Just some porn....
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    the 100% directionless thread

    #34 at the voting booth this morning.
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    When it gets to you

    During the warmer months, I find getting out on my sailboat is the best coping mechanism I have at my disposal. During the colder months...if any hunting season is open, I get out and do that. It gets me outdoors and when I am out there, my mind is free to absorb all that nature has to offer...
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    Gun Porn

    Yes.... CVA Hawken. .54 caliber
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    Gun Porn

    Here are most...but not all. I haven't taken a picture in a while.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Epic Frequent flyer..... She is comprising a majority of our calls this month. Same person...same address. Every time we get a hip/leg pain call from her, she meets us at the door and walks herself to the ambulance, climbs in, lays down on the stretcher and holds her arm out for the bp...
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    Telling stories to non-medical folks

    "I really don't want to tell the details, but let's just say I will never look at guacamole and salsa the same way again. Nor will I ever eat them again without thinking of that infected open sore." I said this at this year's Cinco de Mayo party, when asked that same question. Needless to...
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    Where are you from....

    Born and raised in Beaver Dam, WI. Now I am a little farther the Lower Fox Valley area. Near Oshkosh.
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    4th of July

    Seeing as how I am a volunteer (paid on call), most of the full timers and true part timers sign in for the slots on holidays. My pay doesn't increase during holiday time, but theirs does. $2.80 per hour, even if I did get holiday pay, it still wouldn't amount to much.;)
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    Who would be the worst EMS trainee? seems I have lost all my run reports when my hard drive crashed.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Friday the 13th ...and a Full moon? That's like Independence Day for all the crazies.
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    Discredited EMT cert due to misdemeanors?

    And............ you think a profession in EMS is stress free?
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    Have you ever...

    Responded to a domestic situation...husband beat up the wife and left. Seems they had been drinking heavily. Long story short, she was hitting on me while I was assessing her...she even tried to kiss me in the ambulance. My medic was doing his best to keep from laughing his *** off.
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    Am I too old to start as an EMT?

    41 when I became an EMT Similar situation...good office job, but felt I had more to offer. Took the course at night....while working 50-55 hrs/week during the day. 45 minute commute to school....made for one burned out person by the end. Worth it? I'd like to think so.
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    A Poll: When You're Off-Duty

    I have a basic FA kit in my van. Band aids, tape, gauze and ointments. These are for family use mostly. I have EMT plates mostly because it lets me park in the "emergency employee" parking slots at the station when I am on duty. I have helped out on 3 different was a head on...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    After further review.... I have decided to keep my license. I completed my refresher, and am good for another two years. The spondylolisthesis that I am currently suffering is being held in check with a combination core strengthening and massive physical therapy. I have been on limited...
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    How do you make your money?

    Mild mannered mechanical engineer by weekday...even milder mannered EMT-B nights and weekends.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    The memories of a man in his old age Are the deeds of a man in his prime. You shuffle in gloom of the sickroom And talk to yourself as you die. Life is a short, warm moment And death is a long cold rest. You get your chance to try in the twinkling of an eye: Eighty years, with luck, or...