We’ve been thinking a bit about how we can bring the community together, and we’ve come up with a few ideas. The first one we’d like to run past you all (we want your feedback on these, it’s important that whatever we do works for a lot of people so we don’t waste everyone’s time) is an idea that our IT lead came up with.
We wonder if there is any interest in a Libertarian Fishing Trip.
Unlike our day jobs where we are in the office much of the time, thinking deeply, writing, researching, and generally unaware of the world around us (we’re all guilty of this…it’s sad but we must take responsibility and do something about it!), this fishing trip could be an opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with nature. Without a firm basis in reality, and without respect for the earth and the great outdoors, we can lose perspective and start getting more and more off track until we ourselves, and our policy proposals, are not grounded in reality.
This is something we must not let happen if we are to remain a formidable force moving forwards.
Whether you are a veteran fisherman like Ken, our IT lead, or have never even thought about going fishing (like most of us in the office), we would love to hear what you have to say. Us novices actually think it’s a great idea for the reasons mentioned above, and also because it’s outside of our comfort zone, and because it gets us all together on a somewhat individual, but still somewhat team-based exercise. We can all go at our own pace, fish however much we want, but helping each other with tips and tricks and hopefully when we catch something (fingers crossed!).
What would you need?
We’d like to have a bit of buy in from people. Although we as a group will cover most of the costs, we’d love to ensure you are firmly committed by making a $25 contribution to our group. By doing this, you are helping us continue on our work, but you’re also showing that you are committed to doing this, and not just along for a ride that you don’t put any effort into.
Things like rods, reels, bait, fish finding sonar devices (we’re thinking of getting a few of these ones…what do you think?), will all be provided by us.
- Appropriate clothing and footwear for any weather
- Snacks (we’ll provide lunch)
- Water (preferably a lot of it, though we’ll have extras)
- To be able to make it to a meet up within 100 miles of you (we’re hoping to do a few of these so more people can show up without having to travel across the country)
If this sounds like something you’re interested in, please let us know.
We’ll want to do this in the late Spring, so just a few months from now. If we get the feedback we’re hoping for, we’ll start to put things in motion and buy the equipment we’ll need. Also let us know when you contact us how far you’d be willing to go to get to a meet up, and we’ll try to arrange car pooling and buses that people can share costs of.