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Old 10-08-2012, 08:56 PM   #1
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The Adventures of Ranger and Jin


My name is Steve although most people call me Ranger for a variety of reasons. My partner is Blue Djinn (Jin) my border collie and medical assistance service dog. Hopefully I can insert a pict at the end.

I've spent most of the last 20 years being an Adventure and Eco-tour guide and working as a Tribal-Ranger for a band of Native Americans in the Sonora desert. Also wrote a regular column on the desert for a local magazine along with several books on the desert and how to survive when the Mother Natures comes up,taps you on the shoulder saying, "Tag! You're it." My last book was abridged and printed on a Bandanna. the idea being; "No one will carry a survival book but everyone does carry a bandanna." To accompany that I taught rock climbing, survival and desert craft.

Not just an outdoor type I'm also an ubergeek being able to fix almost anything that drives, rides, floats or flies. My favorite computers are ones that work, that is they use Linux instead of Windoze. There are lots of other techie things I'm into as well including HAM radio and of course I can fix an RV and it's tow and/or toad.

While a newbie to living fulltime in an RV I'm no stranger to living in a small mobile place, my last one being a boat.

Lastly there are the border collies, very special dogs. I've raised them for 40 years every one of them a working dog until I became disabled. At that time friends suggested that I should train my next border collie pup as a service dog. Jin is almost 4 years old and is superb in his service work as all border collies are in whatever they do.

"The name is Bond, Jinns Bond."

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Old 10-08-2012, 10:16 PM   #2
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Glad you found us.


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Old 10-08-2012, 10:50 PM   #3
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Sounds like you have a very interesting life!

Safe and happy travels.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:40 AM   #4
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Welcome to the group. Sounds like you have had a good life and very interesting. Love your dog and can see your love for them as well. Lost my girl earlier this summer and a heartbreaking thing it was. Like you, love the outdoors and fixing things. I hope your fulltiming goes as planned and you have safe trouble free travels.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:01 AM   #5
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It's been better Bruce however I try to keep a positive outlook. I like being helpful but, being honest, can be a bit hard to get to know. Right now I'm hanging on by a thread but I know how to make rope. So things shall get better.

I look forwards to meeting a few of you here and there.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:22 PM   #6
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Hi Ranger! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad to have you with us! WOW! You've lived a really exciting life! I'm sure we can use someone with your experience around here. Good luck & God bless!
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:33 AM   #7
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If you guys can really use someone like me around here you may be in deep doo doo. LOL

Seriously I do have a tremendous knowledge of the way things work and how to fix them. I'm always glad to help other people out. I really believe that we are here to help each other and that if we don't, who will?

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