Great post Mike! I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable day. Eat whatever moves you. Enjoy a drink or three, figuring out your designated driver beforehand. And enjoy some fireworks, if that's what moves you!
Just one little request tho. Try to take a moment and think of the deeper meaning of the 4th, which goes way deeper than picnics, cold beers and great food. Perhaps you might even propose a toast to those great & brave men who put meaning to an infant nation, as yet to be developed. And, one final note..... Whatever your political beliefs, remember we are still the finest, most powerful nation on this earth. Have no doubt of that. We all have something in common there as citizens!
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...