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Mid Atlantic/Mountaineer Bears

Meet up for Western PA Bears

Started by Karl in Mid Atlantic/Mountaineer Bears 4 months ago
Any Bears looking to meet up in western pa?
I am looking to move to Westmoreland County from Havre de Grace, MD.  So maybe???
4 months ago

Way back in the day, definitely before the boomers.  The mountain men out west in the Rockies used to have a thing called a Rendezvous (I know, it sounds suspiciously French - but remember French fries and French toast ;) !).  I was thinking that overall in the "Bear community" 

I noticed the other day that there was a gun range outside of Martinsburg, West Virginia that seems to be open (as West Virginia doesn't seem to have a Tyrannical governor like 92% of the Mid-Atlantic states).  Maybe some day (a Saturday?) we could have a shooting range day (or hour depending on budget - at least gas is cheap).  We could find a nearby park for families with kids to hangout and picnic.  Maybe workout a fee system for some families to provide burgers and munchies for a few bucks (maybe different fee schedules to accommodate the unemployed).  We could maybe have a little networking business card/resume exchange and have each adult stand up and give their 15-30 second elevator pitch (I.e. "I am looking to hire welders", "I am looking for a job, and this is what I have done in the past" etc.).  If people are shy about public speaking I'll volunteer to do it for them.  If we have some West Virginia Smoky Bears (is that a thing still? I am talking about police) maybe they and some West Virginia Bear CCW holders or veterans or whatever - I don't think we as a group will have trouble with security if we do a little planning.  We could have a higher end event towards the end of the day and go to a restaurant for BBQ or something.  I only know a couple of German restaurants out that way and the West Virginia one is definitely higher end than what I am thinking, the Hagerstown, MD one not so much.  

Anyways, starting write this post inspired me to write the attached file (please read).  I have also put it out on the Bear Saloon website so you may have already read it there.

4 months ago
1683 Bear I live an hour north of Pittsburgh. This is interesting. Although I do not have a beard (a simple mustache does well for me), I do have a lever action rifle, and would be interested in going to a shooting range that has kept their higher senses above them. Although the next couple weekends are busy for me, I would be interested in going to the shooting range in martinsburg, WV. That sounds like a good time, and as I am a pennsylvania dutchman, finding a good german restaurant is a good idea as well.
4 months ago
I'm in Pittsburgh, looking to move to an Eastern burb. Keep me posted, but I'm been pretty busy lately. There's a great German place on Pittsburgh's North Side called Max's Allegheny Tavern but we're all locked down again. It's a pretty vibrant neighborhood though, maybe someone knows a good one in the burbs.
2 months ago
Karl: Sorry, nothing seemed to be happening on this site so I have not logged in for months...And still have not moved yet.
2 weeks ago
Karl: Sorry, nothing seemed to be happening on this site so I have not logged in for months...And still have not moved yet.
2 weeks ago

Hey 1683. My family is looking at a place north of Johnstown...near Westmoreland Co. I should be going to look at it next weekend or so. We're in Kennett Square, PA now, but I think homesteading is in our future. Have you made any moves getting closer to moving there?

We're doing a meetup in West Chester today with several bears and based bear-adjacents. It's late notice, but not extremely far from Havre de Grace. So let me know if you want to come.

1 week ago