Ranger-Jeff
24 Bend, OR
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My self-summary
Hey there, I'm Jeff. I'm an outdoor enthusiast and am committed to using as much of my time as I can to get out and experience the world.

I'm living in central Oregon now experiencing the high desert lifestyle and drinking many types of beers.

I'm originally from Minnesota and though I enjoy traveling around and seeing new places, I'll always consider the north woods lake country my true home.
What I’m doing with my life
I graduated with a degree in Outdoor Leadership and Wilderness Emergency Medical Services and have since been living the seasonal guiding lifestyle moving place to place finding new jobs every few months. It's not a very comfortable, predictable, and least of all, profitable lifestyle, but it's a ton of fun and I like it that way.
I’m really good at
I like to think that I'm good at a lot of things, but I don't know of anything I could say I excel at. I'm pretty well trained in backcountry survival and travel, so in the event of getting lost in the wild or a post apocalyptic scenario I'd be pretty helpful to have around.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm an observer socially most of the time, so it often takes me a little while to open up and start mingling properly. As a result, people assume I'm just a really quiet dude. Give me a little bit of time to figure the crowd out though and I'll be tough to shut up.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The works of Edward Abbey, Harry Turtledove, Douglas Adams, Jeffrey Shaara, Jared Diamond, and many others.

Movies: I'm a sucker for 80's teen comedies, as well as anything made by George Lucas or Steven Spielberg. I also find myself spending possibly unhealthy amounts of time watching documentaries on just about any subject.

Shows: Netflix has been a bane to my motivation lately, so I'm trying to watch less. I like many others have a tendency to binge watch entire series, so if you know any good ones, I'm always looking to feed my addiction. I do thoroughly enjoy the show Whale Wars, it is one of my life goals to join the Sea Shepards.

Music: Anything that makes me happy. My attitude gets too influenced by the music I listen to and I avoid angry or sad music.

Food: If it tastes good, I'm game. So long as it isn't chocolate.
The six things I could never do without
-Time outside
-Humor
-Time to relax (can be, and usually is shared with outside time)
-Freedom
-Having someone to share with
-Something to keep me motivated
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future of the wilderness, education, science, and human kind in general. Life today as compared to the way it was lived in the past. Imagining disaster scenarios in my head and planning out how I'd react to them.

What I need to do to get on my way with my next adventure. I intend to canoe the length of the Mississippi one day or Hike the PCT, or some other kind of endurance long distance journey.
On a typical Friday night I am
There is no typical. I know that sounds cheesy, but I don't really like keeping schedules or repetition in my life.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I despise most impersonal methods of communication such as phones and messaging, and as a result, am terrible with them. It's not really private, but it a key trait of mine.
You should message me if
You want to get to know me and don't mind that I have a mobile lifestyle and may not be in one place for long.

You're looking for a biking/boating/camping/anything outdoors buddy. I'm pretty much on this site to find people to do adventurous things with.

Also, I hate impersonal communication methods like IMing and such, so I try to move on to meeting in real life as soon as appropriate.

Seriously though, if you want to go on an adventure, hit me up.
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