My name is John, and I live here in Cascadia (what they call Salem, Oregon). I've had a membership here for a year, but this is my first post. I'm rediscovering forums after abandoning Facebook. I find forums more interesting and focused, anyway. I work a 9-10 hour regular day job behind a computer (print industry, prepress technician), so I need some kinda outlet to keep me sane during that time!
I'm probably older than the average person here (46), but I am healthy, fit, and young at heart. I spent a lot of time in my late teens - early twenties living somewhat wild for periods of time, and had formal training in the Southwest in wilderness survival skills.
These days I try to practice my skills when I can, and move towards turning my home into a little permaculture oasis. Just trying to keep it together until the impending collapse of industrial cvivlization.