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Posted: 1/21/2020 10:57:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2020 11:24:38 AM EDT by spartacus2002]
See original thread herehttps://www.ar15.com/forums/general/A-Call-to-all-American-Battle-Buddies-ABB-Updated-Challenge-in-OP-/5-2271929/.

Anybody interested in a chapter here?  Might end up being one in Pinellas County, one in Hillsborough, although one chapter alternating their events between counties might be better.

See new thread from Ben here: https://www.ar15.com/forums/general/American-Battle-Buddies-American-Pioneer-Corps-Guidelines/5-2291145/?.  He's still working on the concept and fleshing it out with input, including deciding on the formal name.  The concern is that the Battle Buddies could scare the normies and attract bad attention.

Miami_JBT and I discussed this a bit yesterday, we're thinking of doing a Florida-wide Battle Buddies with hikes scheduled throughout the state.  The problem with Florida is its geography.  The state is long and narrow, with population concentrated in a few centers.  We're thinking it's better at the start to have one chapter that rotates where it meets and hikes.

Give us your input, we want this to succeed.

ETA:  I'm planning a hike 22 Feb 20 at 1pm in Largo on the Pinellas Trail, thread here

ETA by MIAMI_JBT

This is now the official statewide Battle Buddy thread. We can use this thread to coordinate and post upcoming events.
Link Posted: 1/21/2020 11:35:01 AM EDT
Tag and a bump.
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
I'm in Tallahassee, but I think I'm down for it.
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You're always welcome here.
Link Posted: 1/21/2020 12:42:24 PM EDT
Interested.
Link Posted: 1/21/2020 2:09:44 PM EDT
I'm central fl, but would be interested if nothing pops up closer.
Link Posted: 1/21/2020 3:05:09 PM EDT
Central FL as well
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Tampa Bay Area checking in.
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Originally Posted By leftytheking:
Central FL as well
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Let's see who chimes in.  Maybe there will be enough interest for a CFBB chapter.  Then we can co-ordinate regional meetups.
Link Posted: 1/21/2020 3:59:35 PM EDT
Define “central Florida” pls.  Orlando?
Link Posted: 1/21/2020 4:29:21 PM EDT
Tampa area....lets see if this goes anywhere.
Link Posted: 1/21/2020 5:09:01 PM EDT
Central Florida.
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Originally Posted By tcfla:
Let's see who chimes in.  Maybe there will be enough interest for a CFBB chapter.  Then we can co-ordinate regional meetups.
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Originally Posted By leftytheking:
Central FL as well
Let's see who chimes in.  Maybe there will be enough interest for a CFBB chapter.  Then we can co-ordinate regional meetups.
As stated..define central.

Ive hosted hikes before in the ONF and have been debating starting them back up.
Its pretty much 45-1 hour drive for most.
Camo packs and gear doesnt bat an eye.
Can road march it or hike the Fla trail.
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Originally Posted By cptmike223:
Tampa area....lets see if this goes anywhere.
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Not to derail the thread, but something in your avitar loooookssss........familiar.....

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Titusville so Orlando area would be best for me. I can do Tampa or Daytona; Miami is doable too. So central/south I guess?
Link Posted: 1/21/2020 7:30:14 PM EDT
I'm just west of Orlando and would be interested.
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Originally Posted By spartacus2002:
Define "central Florida" pls.  Orlando?
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Yes.
Link Posted: 1/21/2020 9:52:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By protus:
As stated..define central.

Ive hosted hikes before in the ONF and have been debating starting them back up.
Its pretty much 45-1 hour drive for most.
Camo packs and gear doesnt bat an eye.
Can road march it or hike the Fla trail.
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Originally Posted By protus:
Originally Posted By tcfla:
Originally Posted By leftytheking:
Central FL as well
Let's see who chimes in.  Maybe there will be enough interest for a CFBB chapter.  Then we can co-ordinate regional meetups.
As stated..define central.

Ive hosted hikes before in the ONF and have been debating starting them back up.
Its pretty much 45-1 hour drive for most.
Camo packs and gear doesnt bat an eye.
Can road march it or hike the Fla trail.
Orlando metro, for me.
Link Posted: 1/21/2020 10:01:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By leftytheking:
Titusville so Orlando area would be best for me. I can do Tampa or Daytona; Miami is doable too. So central/south I guess?
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Daytona/Tittiesville easier for me than Tampa.

E coast is less than 1 hr whereas Tampa can be almost 2, because reasons <<cough>> 4 <<cough>>

But it all depends on day/time and ultimate location.

Lets find a critical mass and try to hit locales that can work for most or create subgroups.
Link Posted: 1/21/2020 10:04:15 PM EDT
I'm about an hour and a half from either coast, so I'm flexible.
Link Posted: 1/21/2020 11:10:35 PM EDT
I am in, coming up from south Fl.
Link Posted: 1/22/2020 12:06:47 AM EDT
I travel out of state a lot for my job but am definitely interested.  I'm in the Tampa Bay Area.

I just got back from Virginia a few hours ago and it was a great experience.
Link Posted: 1/22/2020 3:12:54 AM EDT
Volsuia county here so Daytona or Orlando work better for me but I can make occasional treks to Tampa.
Link Posted: 1/22/2020 5:49:16 AM EDT
Riverview , ten miles south of Tampa
Link Posted: 1/22/2020 7:00:07 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Onefast93z28:
Volsuia county here so Daytona or Orlando work better for me but I can make occasional treks to Tampa.
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We are nieghbors..

Theres a few easy places to set one up in volusia area.
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Originally Posted By BayEagle:
I was thinking of this idea and thought "I bet Spartacus puts up a thread in FHTF"

Hey man, Pinellas Trail is 'right there'.  We ought to start the hikes now, while the weather is decent.  I'm in horrible shape, BTW.  5 years post-heart attack and I'm still not exercising the way I should.

What happened in Va is only a matter of time.  Shit, we've got issues right now from our so-called republican legislators, much less the dems.
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Precisely.  Pinellas Trail is excellent for this.  However, I don't want to make anyone in Hillsborough County feel excluded.
Link Posted: 1/22/2020 11:26:42 AM EDT
I’m in Polk county but I am definitely interested.
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Originally Posted By BayEagle:
I was thinking of this idea and thought "I bet Spartacus puts up a thread in FHTF"

Hey man, Pinellas Trail is 'right there'.  We ought to start the hikes now, while the weather is decent.  I'm in horrible shape, BTW.  5 years post-heart attack and I'm still not exercising the way I should.

What happened in Va is only a matter of time.  Shit, we've got issues right now from our so-called republican legislators, much less the dems.
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Same.
Reason I've debated starting the hikes again like we used to.
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Originally Posted By BayEagle:
Can you believe that first one was 14 years ago?  I always remember it because we camped at that pond where that fucker killed those two students the week before.

Largo man charged in forest double slaying
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I just thought of that the other day.
I was like " fuck...ive known poster x 12 years..."
And im getting grey lol.

The Florida people on here really need to start getting up to speed and networking again. I shoulda never stopped hosting them, but buying a home,kid, aka life i guess does fuck shit up . LOL.

Maybe if the reginal shit kicks off.
Ill host a hike for us all to get guys thier miles and have witnesses and get the inlaws rental on lake George for folks coming from far and make weekend of it for a CFBB event.??
Link Posted: 1/22/2020 2:29:40 PM EDT
It's been far too long since I have been to a FL event..

I'm deep in enemy territory in PBC, but consider me interested!
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Link Posted: 1/22/2020 2:49:02 PM EDT
East central here, and Id be totally into this. We definitely need to start getting together and strategize on several issues. If we are voting I think central FL would be ideal and much easier to get more members involved. The northern and southern guys will have to drive a bit further though. Maybe alternate the hikes each time north/south a bit to relieve some of their drive times.
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Originally Posted By joker581:
I'm in South Georgia but I'd be up for getting in on something between here and Central Florida if y'all don't mind out someone from out of state coming down once in a while.
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Ive been known to travel for fun....and good craft beer/scotch/steaks....
Link Posted: 1/22/2020 3:27:40 PM EDT
Yearling trail

Its a 5.5 loop. But.
If we start at the Pats island trailhead for the FT and end back at it. That should put us right at 6 miles total length.

Trail isnt bad. Minimal terrain change.
And has a cool history.

Plus the FT is there. Worse case bust out two hikes in one weekend. Lol.
Link Posted: 1/23/2020 3:46:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2020 7:03:26 AM EDT by firemedic2000]
Tag and bump interested I live in the Apollo beach, Ruskin and surrounding area. So I'm open to Tampa bay
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Originally Posted By protus:
We are nieghbors..

Theres a few easy places to set one up in volusia area.
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Volusia here! Member of the VCGC.
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Originally Posted By robertmegar:
Volusia here! Member of the VCGC.
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Originally Posted By robertmegar:
Originally Posted By protus:
We are nieghbors..

Theres a few easy places to set one up in volusia area.
Volusia here! Member of the VCGC.
Theres 3....

How is vcgc ?
Ive been debating on looking around since my kids old enough to get her involved, but dont feel like going into ww3 at the fr88 range lol.
Link Posted: 1/24/2020 1:19:18 PM EDT
North Pinellas here. I'd probably be interested in something.
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Originally Posted By protus:
Theres 3....

How is vcgc ?
Ive been debating on looking around since my kids old enough to get her involved, but dont feel like going into ww3 at the fr88 range lol.
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Cow Creek GC here...am I allowed to play?
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Originally Posted By TheSurvivalist:
North Pinellas here. I'd probably be interested in something.
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I'm on the Pinellas / Pasco line.
Link Posted: 1/25/2020 12:56:04 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By protus:
Theres 3....

How is vcgc ?
Ive been debating on looking around since my kids old enough to get her involved, but dont feel like going into ww3 at the fr88 range lol.
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I has grown a LOT. There are many berms and shooting stations. 100, 200 and 300 yds berms at the rifle ranges. Few steel targets but you can bring your own. Weekdays is super quiet, weekends there is always a match or two going on.
Link Posted: 1/25/2020 6:34:23 PM EDT
see update in OP.
Link Posted: 1/25/2020 8:39:40 PM EDT
I'm in for the comradery. I was in Richmond and am still jazzed from it.

I was in the FloridaMan House with RINO_HUNTER and BROWARDMASON...and guys from 5 other states.

With M4REAL and Black Fox stopping by for beer and bourbon.

We learned a lot...especially that we need to get organized and get off our asses to fight for what we've always enjoyed as our rights.

They'll be coming after all of us at some point.

If you've seen the pics of Black Fox with his shield at Richmond, the rest of us Fl guys are in there. It was F'in freezing! But worth it.

And when I say comradery, I'm getting old and need to save the knees for when I really need them.
Link Posted: 1/25/2020 8:50:18 PM EDT
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I'm in for planned, rotating hikes. I think once members become more experienced and organized we could look at breaking it into more localized chapters.
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