posted on Feb, 24 2007 @ 03:56 PM
Totally agree. If you are so inclined, I'd say join the National Guard, or if you're in fair Canuckistan, the Reserves.
Hey, hear me out!
You get paid to learn things like topography, firearms skills, and first aid. You have the option of going on all manner of course, being paid for it,
as well as going out there and helping folks out. Risks, you say? Don't want to kill people or die? Well, they're not givens, firstly, and secondly
there are all manner of noncombat trades for you to join up.
I just spent most of january in Quebec going field exercises during my basic for the reg force in -40C weather, and it was brilliant. We learned how
not to die when it's forty below, how to move efficiently in the winter, all kinds of stuff like that. Plus, it was tons of fun.
Just a suggestion- be a weekend warrior, or join your local police auxilliary unit.