Okay. Thanks for posting this; at least I'm clear now on where you stand and what your aims are for this forum, and the kind of person you are (a rube, and/or, as far as animals are concerned at any rate, something of a shit). That helps (clarify things for me I mean, from a personal standpoint).
My greatest aspiration for what happens to my body after I die is to be pooped out of another animal, preferably a shark, bear or large bird of prey. I've actually very seriously considered having my body shipped to Nepal where it can be left out on a rock on a mountain top so the birds of prey will come eat what's left of you. It doesn't seem possible to do it without involving a lot of preservatives, which defeats the purpose anyway. I've also looked into being dumped in a swamp. If this means that "as far as the animals are concerned" I'm "something of a shit" that works for me.
Otherwise, if you think I am going to change the way things have been done (fairly well) for over 14 years, you must really think I'm gullible. BTW, according to dictionary.com:
rube n. Slang
An unsophisticated country person.
It's funny... Red, RF and Donnie call me an "urbanest" and you (and I suppose all of the animals in the world, if you are to be believed) are calling me a country bumpkin. I must be doing something right if both sides think I am wrong!
You over reached in thinking I called you an urbanest Josh. I have always felt that you had a more rural sense then a lot of ARA. You are a tad bit off there. However a lot of ARA don't have your sense of wilderness or farm boy choices. I certainly wouldn't accuse you of being an urbanest any more then I would John Muir. I even felt Soybean was a person who loved the woods but came to different conclusions then I, about how to best serve those woods and streams. No big deal on my notation, though. I don't want you to think I figured you to be an Urban dummy is all.