Describe your style.
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February 11th, 2013 08:59 AM
Describe your style.
Guns and protecting ourselves and our families is the one thing that we all have in common. But we all have different styles and lives.
For example, I live in an urban environment, wear suits and ties to work, and my idea of roughing it is a motel 6. We walk to dinner in downtown, live in a 120 year old house in a historic district, and I drive either an Impala most days of the week. I almost never wear jeans unless I am working on the house or in the garden. My wife works at a regional hospital as a nurse in the operating room, and our two kids will be homeschooled with the assistance of a tutor/ nanny.
My father in law (same viewpoint on guns with an impressive collection) works at a tool and die shop, lives in a log cabin, wears boots almost all the time, and I don't know if he owns a tie. He hunts on the other side of his 14 acre yard into the neighbor's farm field, heats the house with a pellet stove, and drives a suburban because he dirt road becomes impassible in the spring.
How would you describe your life style?
February 11th, 2013 10:55 AM
Retired living out in the country. Wear blue jeans and the only suit I have are my dress blues from the Air Force I am saving to be buried in. Drive a Toyota 4-Runner, need the pulling power to tow my boat besides a Prius or similar eco-box would just get mired up or immobilized getting to some of my fishing holes. Enjoy accumulating guns and collecting coins and woodturning. Grow some of our food in the garden, far better tasting than what you get from the store as long as I can keep Bambi and Thumper from getting them first but them some nice fresh vegetables go so well with rabbit stew or a venison steak.
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
February 11th, 2013 11:14 AM
I work from home and take care of two little ones while the hub is at work. All jeans here, mostly ones with holes because I'm on the floor chasing after a baby that's trying to eat dog toys. I gave up the 4x4 pickup for a family minivan, and the hub drives a little red gas saver to get to work.
We live outside city limits in a neighborhood built in the 1980s on 1 acre plots. We're somewhat suburban, somewhat country here. It's a nice mix. There are kids that go up and down the street on bicycles, we set off fireworks in our cul-de-sacs, and I've got a neighbor who has his bow n' arrow target set up in his lawn with a tree stand, and others who raise rabbits or have chickens for eggs. For those of us who have our plots that back up to farm land, there's some shotgunning going on. We're thinking about setting up a chicken coop ourselves; I've had chickens before and wouldn't mind picking out my own fresh eggs for breakfast again. I grow tomatoes and bell peppers and this spring I'll do peas, too.
"Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power." - Yoshimi Ishikawa
February 11th, 2013 11:17 AM
Professional, suburbanite with two kids(one in college,one going in the fall) I set the dress code so dont require suits and ties.
February 11th, 2013 11:39 AM
Off duty: jeans, t-shirt, Vibram 5-finger
Otherwise: IAW AR 670-1
February 11th, 2013 11:52 AM
I live in a rural area in a house we had built on our property. I am married, forty-something, have two kids, a dog and a cat. I don't own a suit, although I might be able to scare up a dusty tie in the bottom of a storage drawer someplace. It would be shocking to most who know me to see me in anything but jeans and a flannel shirt. I am a machinist in a shipyard, and my wife of 22 years is a stay-at-home homeschooling mom. We have a big garden. We do all of our own home repairs and vehicle repairs. We have a Dodge 4x4, a '66 Jeep, a '36 chevy sedan, and an Audi (all-wheel drive). I have a large home shop with machine tools, an automotive lift, and welding equipment. We are friendly and generous with our neighbors and we all look out for each other in our neighborhood. I don't own a cell phone. We are not any less lazy than the next modern family, but we try to at least have the capability to be self sufficient in every way possible, just in case. We are followers of Jesus Christ and I am an elder in my local congregation. Laid back, mellow, practical, unpretentious, hospitable. It's great to be an American!
February 11th, 2013 12:26 PM
I live in a suburban college town and work as a journalist.
My play clothes are pretty much just like my work clothes: Dickies pants, Converse slip-ons (every once-in-a-while some dressy loafers for meetings and such), black or gray T-shirts, black or gray polos, and depending on if the the OKC Thunder are playing that day, either a gray hoodie or an OKC Thunder warmup jacket.
February 11th, 2013 12:37 PM
Retired USAF E-8. Official forum curmudgeon. Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid...
Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
February 11th, 2013 01:18 PM
I used to be gray... now I'm invisible.
Not so much...
I'm a knuckledragginboogerpickinfact'ryworkinuniondirtba ll, that's hopin' to retire soon.
Live in a house I half built myself, on a bit more than 8 acres with a creek.
Most often wear jeans and a denim or chamois shirt, steel toed work boots or loafers (socks, no shoes, in the house).
I can fly a plane, weld a bit, plumb a house, electrify a barn, shoot a gun, love a woman, feed the dogs, wash the cats, milk the goats, fix a car or a tractor, weed the garden, skin a rabbit or a squirrel, set stone, pave a walk, letter a sign, take a picture, hang a door, grade the driveway, build a PC, blue or nickel plate a pistol, build a staircase/balustrade/and newel posts from scratch, make a bed, cook a meal, light a fire, haul a load, draw a picture, design with CAD, build the design, and do my share.
And, my wife, I'm told, loves me for all I do.
'sgood enuf fer the likes of me.
It could be worse!
February 11th, 2013 01:33 PM
Grew uo in the country, couldn't wait to get out. Lived in big cites from the 1976 to 2001. Bought me a farm and comute 50 miles one way to work everyday. Dress for work, after hours it's the biker uniform.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around laws. Plato
February 11th, 2013 01:52 PM
Wife and I are retired with Amish neighbors up and down the road. I drive a Saturn for general transportation or a 40 year old truck when I need feed, lumber, firewood, etc. I own an airplane that I fly for recreation. I raise chickens, goats, and plan to try my hand at beekeeping. We drink raw milk (gasp!!) and raise much of our food or buy it locally.
I carry my Glock everywhere with the same philosophy as a condom: I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it. Actually, with recent events, I see carrying as more a statement of my rights than of really needing protection from BGs.
I feel blessed that we can live this way. It's a goal I've worked toward all my life.
Never get out of the boat....
February 11th, 2013 02:32 PM
We live in a small house in the city, with a small, albeit AMAZING yard. Wear jeans and cowboy boots to my full time job, but I clean up ok for church or date night! I'm a first grade room mom in love with a restaurant manager. I think we drive the most luxurious cars - the paid for kind, with enough room for luggage for a road trip or about 35 bags of mulch or enough power to haul a couple motorcycles somewhere. Raising a little boy in the hopes I have what it takes to help make him a man who cares deeply about others and knows his own mind.
I don' t like being told what to do. And I believe I know what is best for me and for my family.
February 11th, 2013 02:39 PM
My style is to walk, talk and act like a man of god.
I American and I Ameriwill!
February 11th, 2013 03:03 PM
Retired, living on half a pension, as the other half goes to the ex, but we get by. Live out in the county, about 8 miles from I-10, North of Biloxi, MS and all the casinos that have invaded this once tranquil coast line.
I've got 13.2 acres, five miniature donkeys (Bonnie, Clyde, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniels, and Seven), two Shetland Ponies (Miss Molly and Tulip) and a pretty brown pony that's just visiting named Lacey. Big black lab named Catfish the Wonder Dog, who's about 10 years old, and almost totally deaf, but still as sweet and devoted as he was when we met those many years ago.
Got two fish ponds on my property, with large mouth and small mouth bass, bream, and fresh water catfish. Could eat fish everyday of the week if we wanted to, and hardly ever do. Go figure. LOL Also have a 50 yard range a couple hundred feet from my backdoor, where I can sight in rifles, or work with my pistols whenever I choose.
Running PaPa's daycare right now, as my oldest son finally found a job after 2 years of looking, and his bride works at the Air Force Base with the Hurricane Hunters. She's in the Air Force Reserves, but wears her AF uniform daily to work in her civil service job there. Daycare is so expensive these days, so because I can, I'm watching their two boys, 2.5 years old, and 3 months old to help them out. Loving it too. It's a lot more like work then you might imagine, but it's truly a labor of love. It's my most important job in this life, to help mold these two young people to become the very best men they can be, and to do that, I have to be around them as much as possible.
I drive a 2008 Chevrolet Duramax Diesel Z71 pickup, 4X4 naturally, and a 2008 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Touring Bike (Peace Officer Special). Wear jeans, boots, and Harley shirts almost everyday now that I'm retired. Still own 3 good suits, and probably 200 ties that I couldn't bring myself to take to Goodwill. Probably never wear three of them again, but still like them. Wear some silly rubber shoes called CROCS, around the house, and to feed the critters, because I can squirt them off with a hose, and wear another pair while they dry. Don't track mud or animal waste in the house, and are easier to put on and take off then rubber boots.
Girlfriend and I like to travel on the Harley, but as she's still working, we have to plan carefully. We've got a "TimeOut" camper that we pull behind the Harley, and it allows us to camp wherever we are, and it's very nice living. We attend bike rally's nearby, and are planning to go to Sturgis, SD this coming August. Some friends and I did the ride in 2008, but the GF hasn't been yet, so we're going again. We were planning on riding to the Laconia, NH rally last year, but had a rear tire blow out at 60MPH, returning from a bike rally in AL, and we went down pretty hard. Neither of us are yet 100%, but we're getting there.
I carry a Nikon D7000 DSLR everywhere, and take hundreds of photographs a week on average, and thousands on occasion. Pretty/sexy women, cute kids, cute animals, and majestic sunsets and sunrises are what my camera is attracted to, and in that order. :) I carry two pistols always, and it's usually my Kimber Ultra Raptor II (.45ACP) and a Kimber Solo Carry 9MM in my right front pocket.
God has blessed me with a great life, and I wouldn't change a thing.
" But if you are authorized to carry a weapon, and you walk outside without it, just take a deep breath, and say this to yourself... Baa." Col. Dave Grossman on Sheep and Sheepdogs.
February 11th, 2013 03:11 PM
We live in a small town on the edge of city limits retired, boxer mix watch dog , closed circuit tv and audio on site, wear cargo pants, buffalo boots, retired