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Re: The Rat Race

May 22, 2021 03:40PM avatar
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scottwyl
The traditional way of life is getting to me lately.

I just cracked 63, so I have a few years to put up with it.

I have been seriously considering pulling the plug, getting a camper van, and becoming a detecting nomad.

This would mean living in the van; no house or home base.
I 'jut cracked' 72 yesterday, and 9 years ago, at your age, it would have been a doable-thing ... but ....
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Having th detector outfits and not being tied down are just part of the picture. It would have been great, but thanks to all my health issues, it simply was not doable. In your case, if you are healthy enough and have no tied-own commitments, I'd be out shopping for a vehicle and trailer.

If I had a home-base, I'd consider a commercial van to outfit into a camping unit for short duration trips ... such as a Welcome-to-Hunt Outing coming up June 9th thru 13th in Wells, Nevada .. hint-. hint.winking smiley But i I was going to make it a life-changing decision, I would either get a pick-up or van, ¾ or 1 Tone and towing capable, and a decent-size camping trailer to haul behind you. Dry-camp in some locations that are remote, or find an affordable RV park where you can linger around some towns, then branch out to a few remote locations for some different hunting tasks ---- like we do on a WTHO.

I can guarantee you that if my health was close to 'Normal' that is exactly what I would be doing. Maybe part of the year journey 'back east' for a change of scenery, but most of my travels and adventure would be in the mid-west to western states, then adjust the north and south routes to make you a snowbird during the colder, wintry sons up north.

I think I'll go take a nap and dream about such a plan. smiling smiley

Monte

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