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by Eric C
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: How To's
Topic: How To: Embed images from imgur
Replies: 2
Views: 1982

Re: How To: Embed images from imgur

This is very helpful! Thanks for the instructional.
by Eric C
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: What are we doing?
Replies: 6
Views: 462

What are we doing?

Greetings fellow rangers! I'm interested to know if anyone has any ranger-related projects going on. At the moment I'm in the house listening to the rain and getting ready for lunch. I personally am working on two commission blades and yuletide gift exchange items. Elyon and I have started something...
by Eric C
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Finally an understanding and a name
Replies: 19
Views: 3048

Re: Finally an understanding and a name

Just a quick update on this. The Veteran's Benefit Administration denied my claim saying that I don't have PTSD but I do have non-service connected "Undefined Depressive Disorder." This is after a VA psychologist and a VA case worker have diagnosed me with PTSD. We have enlisted the help o...
by Eric C
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: Monthly Ranger Training Logs, 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: Monthly Ranger Training Logs, 2019

Hey, all. I originally found this forum searching around the internet in pursuit of a dream: To emulate the run of the 3 hunters, five and forty leagues ere the fourth day has ended--135 miles, on foot, in less than four days, over rough terrain, with passable Strider kit. I know the Orcs had a hea...
by Eric C
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Finally an understanding and a name
Replies: 19
Views: 3048

Re: Finally an understanding and a name

My thanks to each of you. Friday night I received a gut punch from the VA as they denied my claim, now denying that I have PTSD. Funny since two of their psychiatrists and my counselor have diagnosed it. So my fight continues. But it is comforting to know that each of you have my back.
by Eric C
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Finally an understanding and a name
Replies: 19
Views: 3048

Re: Finally an understanding and a name

Welcome back.. and it's good to hear you're on a road to recovery. I hope you've some nice quiet forest time in front of you as well. :) I am considering going to where we hold the spring ranger moot and spending the weekend camping alone for some time to pray, reflect, recover and recharge. Edit: ...
by Eric C
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Finally an understanding and a name
Replies: 19
Views: 3048

Re: Finally an understanding and a name

Welcome back, and thank you for sharing. Speaking without shame about our emotional challenges dispels stigma and makes those who struggle in silence feel less trapped and alone. I'm in therapy for my depression and anxiety and am considering medication to help me manage my turbulent moods. Stories...
by Eric C
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Finally an understanding and a name
Replies: 19
Views: 3048

Re: Finally an understanding and a name

Welcome Back! Warriors get wounded. Not all wounds are physical. I'm glad to hear that you are getting the help that you need. Look to your faith, that will help too. I have heard of disabled veterans being verbally attacked because they didn't "look" disabled to the attacker. Mmkay, when...
by Eric C
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Finally an understanding and a name
Replies: 19
Views: 3048

Re: Finally an understanding and a name

Well met indeed! This place is the best! My heart goes out to you. I myself suffer from mental illness. These Rangers have helped me in ways they don't even know about. Continue to heal friend. You're for sure not alone in the fight. Thank you for your support. PTSD and depression are like mental c...
by Eric C
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Finally an understanding and a name
Replies: 19
Views: 3048

Re: Finally an understanding and a name

Welcome Back Eric, you have been missed. We know you had some financial and personal set backs and were here waiting for you to get those in order. We knew you'd be back ! For those of you who don't know Eric, in addition to being a longtime member and contributor, he makes some mean cutlery. Many ...
by Eric C
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Finally an understanding and a name
Replies: 19
Views: 3048

Finally an understanding and a name

Hail and well met! I am the mythical other moderator. The one whose name is whispered among the old timers. The one the newcomers may have heard of but considers legend. I live!...I think. :? In all seriousness, things have been rough. I have gone through years of, well, I can't exactly describe it....
by Eric C
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Home made forge question
Replies: 22
Views: 14895

Re: Home made forge question

Not a bad start. The leather work is really nice too. My leather work could use some attention.
by Eric C
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Coal mine
Replies: 17
Views: 11739

Re: Coal mine

Sorry folks. As has been the case for several years, I'm not on here very often these days. But anyway, there is a guy who sells good quality blacksmithing coal about 2 or 3 hours from here. I just haven't gotten the chance to go get any. I built a coal forge but I think the chamber has too much vol...
by Eric C
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Home made forge question
Replies: 22
Views: 14895

Re: Home made forge question

Okay, I've been absent for a while... again... Anyway, how is this progressing for you? The forge looks great! It would work well as is with coal or coke. If you want to continue to use lump charcoal, then you may want to consider building up some walls around the firepot using firebricks or clay. T...
by Eric C
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday Eric
Replies: 7
Views: 5200

Re: Happy Birthday Eric

Thanks everyone. I had a great time at the Southeastern Spring Moot this weekend. It was fun spending my birthday with great people.

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