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I know that this forum has a lot of really interesting members from all over America as well as England. I am curious about what hobbies or interests that you have when you are not busy prepping. Here is my short list in the order that I favor them: (other than my wife who is and will always be first!!)

(1) Grandkids....we have 5 with #6 on the way and they are one of the main reasons I prepare for SHTF.
(2) Cars/driving. I own a 2004 Corvette Z06 and love to prowl the Ozark hills and curves in it and also autocross it once a month and drag race it a few times a year. I have been into cars since my teens and have tried a few times to shake this expense hobby with no luck. I am totally addicted.
(3) Martial arts & working out. I have been into martial arts since I was like 17 and have a black belt Taekwondo and have been studying Hapkido since the 1990's. I work out at least once a day, every day unless I am sick and that is a rare event.
(4) Firearms. I dig all type of guns, old guns, new guns, little guns, big guns...I really like big guns. Another expensive hobby that I was not able to shake off.
(5) Partying on the lakes or streams. I love summer and love floating around when it is really hot with my wife and our friends, consuming beer and listening to loud music.
(6) Spending time with my grown kids and their families. I cook out a lot all year around weather permitting and we have kids over weekly if not more often. We have 3 grown sons and one grown daughter and they are an intricate part of our SHTF group. Each possesses their own talent which will be handy if the time ever comes that we need to use them.
 

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Survival Camping

Motorcycle (Riding & Modifying)

Blacksmithing

Hunting (Bow & Rifle)

Playing Music
 

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Gardening
Canning
Cooking
Remodeling my house
Fishing
Reading
Listening to music
Going to garage sales

It is strange that my favorite hobbies have evolved into prepping. Remodeling my house has now turned into finding more storage space and adding alternate energy sources, reading has now turned into reading about prepping and earth cycle articles, garage sales have turned into a treasure hunt for prepping items. Gardening, cooking and canning have taken on a whole new meaning. Lucky for me, I really love doing these things! :D
 

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Playing guitar and singing with my 2 brothers some cousins and friends. Mainly at fund raisers or benefits.

Wood working/remodeling my home. I have built an acoustic bass guitar and a hollow body 6 string guitar also 2 small guitar amps.

Ham radio, building antennas and tinkering.

Gardening and raising my chickens.

My children and grandaughter.

Target practice.

Doing research on the web. I love to learn new things.
 

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dontlookatme said:
video games.

cellphones.

sex.

learning about prepping.

collecting coins. (silver, different countries)
SEX!!! Crap I never knew we could have sex as a hobby. I'm changing my list of hobbies ASAP!!! :mrgreen:
 

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India Pale Ales.
 

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I like to frisbee golf, we have really cool courses here and it's free after you purchase the proper discs. Great exercise as well. I also enjoy hiking and camping as much as possible, even in the cold winter months(the night sky on a clear December night is one of the most amazing things you will witness.) I also play guitar and piano, and read when I have time. And I agree with the IPA statement above, love me a good microbrew
I would like to expirence sky diving this summer, my own personal goal.
 

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Guns & shooting sports

Whitetail hunting (kinda follows the guns & shooting part)

Old cars (have a Javelin & a AMX in the garage)

Reading & listening to audio books I get from the local libaray

Beer & brewing

Veggie gardening
 

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Guns & shooting sports

Whitetail hunting (kinda follows the guns & shooting part)

Old cars (have a Javelin & a AMX in the garage)

Reading & listening to audio books I get from the local libaray

Beer & brewing

Veggie gardening
I dig AMX's and Javelins. One of my friends in high school bought a new Mark Donahue edition Javelin in 1970 and kept in until the late 90's when he needed funds to put his daughter through college. He still gets misty eyed talking about it.
 

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When I take the AMX to car shows, people are alway walking up & telling me their story of a buddy that had one in highschool/college, that would blow anyones doors off. Funny thing is, my Javelin is much faster than the AMX.
 

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When I take the AMX to car shows, people are alway walking up & telling me their story of a buddy that had one in highschool/college, that would blow anyones doors off. Funny thing is, my Javelin is much faster than the AMX.
One of my college roommates had a 1970 AMX, red with black stripes and a 4 speed. It only had the 290 engine and he was always talking about swapping out with the 390 but instead just wrapped it around a telephone pole back in 1972 which cured his itch. I still race my car at least once a month usually just low speed autocross but also an occasional romp on the dragstrips. For a basically bone stock Vette I am running 12.38 @ 118.8 MPH on street tires.
 

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Knitting, weight lifting, and cooking. Also I love books, sci-fi/fantasy especially. Was the president of the sci-fi club in college. :)
 

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I can skin clean and tan hides, once complete I also do leather crafts such as pattern stamping, stitching and some saddle repair
I am just getting into gold panning this year and am waiting for my prospectors licence to come in the mail
I am also a fair hand in the kitchen , after 10 years cookin in the army I should be . Mostly like fancy pastry cookin.
 

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Cooking- with a strong leaning toward learning the "old ways"
Gardening- heirlooms all the way. Brothers and I have a friendly competition going on whose tomatoes will do the best this year
Reading- this is my "extreme" hobby
My grand daughter- 7 months old on Monday!
Music
Camping
 

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How about building a foundry to melt metel and do some sand casting to make different things.

DIY home inprovement. (my own )

Making some bread, like Ezekiel Bread, I have found two ways to make it. This is my first atemt to make bread.

Building solar panels.
 

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My daughters and I enjoy going camping at the lake and wakeboarding and jet skiing. We also enjoy shooting and hunting. We used to do lots of dirt biking but as my girls are getting older it's not as important to them. Since my divorce I almost hope something drastic happens so my kids will end up here and we can spend more time killing zombies together.
 
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