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Sunday, November 1, 2015
Horror movies are often set in remote locations. There's no one around to save you. A few years back a horror move was shot not too far from where I lived. I've been inside the theater that's featured in the movie and ate lunch at the restaurant. The woods where the film was shot are very familiar to me. I've roamed those woods, especially during hunting season.
The funny thing is that all my memories of those woods are very happy ones. Deep quiet woods make me feel very relaxed and safe -even in the dark.
My dad and I used to go deer hunting in those hills. Once we hiked in we'd split up and wouldn't see each other for hours. Sometimes we'd agree to meet at a designated spot to have lunch together. Much of my hunting time was spent sitting on a ridge somewhere trying my best to blend into the forest. It wasn't really about the hunting as much as it was getting out in the deep woods -good for the soul.
I guess if you are a city person the woods are dark and dangerous. Of course, if you lack woods skills it is a dangerous place. However, with a little knowledge and the right attitude, it's exactly the opposite of a horror movie.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.