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Hi I'm Eddie

Born in Puerto Rico,Served in the military, Currently an adventurer and take a wild guest? I'm a Mormon

About Me

First of all, I’m a son, husband and father. I served in the U.S. Army for a while. . Currently I’m a retired disabled veteran. Just because I’m disabled and retired it doesn’t mean I’m retired from life. I love to travel and go on solo expeditions for several months at a time. I travel through remote areas, living in a tent and cook my own food. I call it expeditioning, you may call it extreme camping. It’s during these trips that I get to discover myself and what I’m capable of accomplishing. I love my wife and my daughter dearly. My hobbies other than expeditioning include collecting die cast cars, collecting movies and visiting U.S. and Canada National Parks and Forests, but more than anything else planning my next expedition. I love riding motorcycle and for me is British motorcycle as I own a Triumph. I also own Jeep and love everything about them. I love my family and I love dogs and currently own a Boxer named Chanel. I also have great sense of humor and when my time comes I want to go out laughing. I speak English, Spanish and some Turkish.

Why I am a Mormon

I converted in 1996 and before I made this decision, I did my homework and decided that being a Mormon was a natural fit for me. I love other people regardless of their religious beliefs, racial background and nationalities. I also love helping others, but first and foremost I love my family. While I’m not perfect by any means, being a Mormon has taught me to strive to be a better son to a loving mother, an awesome loving and caring husband to a more awesome wife, a cool and encouraging father to my daughters, a loving brother, a cool and caring friend, a great neighbor and just a plain compassionate anonymous Samaritan to a stranger in need. It also taught me to be very tolerant of people that may not share my ideas or views. It has also taught me to make the most of any situation and find the positive side of even the most negative events in my life. I’m a work in progress but by being a Mormon I made a commitment to be better at whatever I do.

How I live my faith

I belong to a small but close knit branch. Unfortunately, because I’m a frequent traveler I’m unable to hold a regular calling at church. While I’m at home I do help clean the church facilities, help brothers and sisters with their problems and manage a small blog for disabled veterans. I recommend and write about outdoor activities as an alternative to be isolated to prevent committing suicide. A veteran commits suicide every 80 minutes at a rate that is twice the national average. In fact, the annual military death toll from suicides has for several years exceeded the number killed on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. So my mission is very simple, I encourage and talk and give ideas to veterans so they can live a better life by doing outdoor activities. While I’m travelling I attend church at different locations and talk and assist less experienced travelers by providing expert advice.