Terric OTF O'Connor,
from United States
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Present Country: United States
Join Date: May 24, 2010
Last Updated: October 18, 2017
Last Signed In: October 18, 2017
Sure I would love to meet people who are game to travel around and seeing Europe or other places on a shoe string budget learning about this great big world full of wanders. I have been to a few farms and met many people on my travels some who decided to join helpX after talking and backpacking with me walking compostel for a bit or that I couch surfed with in different cities. You want an adventure tag along with me but don't expect your average person because I am anything but.... I have waked the Jacque de compostelle (Way of St.James) and will do it again so if any of you are interested in that feel free to contact me.
Currently in the States wandering around looking for places to go
that are interesting, currently in L.A.
people to meet and new experiences
Terric OTF O'Connor
Citizen of the world
1.334.372.7644 State side
I have gone to school for and Worked in the Fields of Law,Forestry, and Culinary arts/Hospitality. I have also worked in construction so have some skills in Painting, carpentry, building, home renovation. I am a bit of a MacGyver you might say and know a lot about a lot of things and how to do them but don't know every thing. A jack of all trades Master of none and always looking to learn something new.
I am currently back in the states after traveling around Europe for many years always looking the next adventure and in search of something greater than myself. And the fact that in the current world situation where there are many people in need and not enough to help. I am still left with 2 options 1. continue to dream about traveling Europe/World and making a difference or 2. get off my ass and just do it. So I guess you can say I am on a type of sabbatical or walk about Looking to learn new things in hopes of passing it on to others and for my self learn to be a better Man.
I truly believe there is far more to life then just what most of society likes to convince people of and pound into there heads. I truly believe that we as humans are here to help each other as best as each is able. I worked with the Order of Malta as well as many other associations and churches in Europe that feed people and work with the elderly, handicapped, refuges and homeless. I am hoping to learn more about farming/Eco farming and other skills in order to be able to help others around the world as well in this capacity and maybe one day build my own self sufficient home. I am Looking to stay at least 1 Month at each farm/helpX location for 2 reasons 1. to make sure any work i start gets finished or as much as possible. 2. to gain a good idea/experience of the culture and area. But I can Stay longer if needed and have no other plans. unless it is an emergency I will not work on a sunday out side of basic things like cooking or something.
The upside to all this is I get to experience another part of life and the world and get to learn about different cultures and how they live and in doing so I can apply those skills and show others the same so that maybe just maybe it will make a difference in this world.
I love animals and according to a couple family member and friends I get along better with and understand them better than people.. Lol. I believe that the purest Love one can experience is from the relationship one can have with an animal. I do have skills in Dog training/grooming and have been around horses and would love to learn horse whispering Hell i would love to have one and continue to go through US on horseback from one helpX location to another and just travel around as i did when i was 16/17 I Love cats and been told that a lot of my personality is like one well that and part dog. Lol.
With that said Keep in mind that I am a survivalist and hunter and have worked on farms where the slaughtering of live stock is every day practice for food and have the skills to do this. I do not hunt for Sport but respect life and the place that animals serve and as a care taker should behave. I am not a Vegetarian or Vegan and have no interest in becoming one. But i have stayed at many places where that was the case and we where able to come to a compromise. Don't get me wrong I love my Veggies and Fruit but I also love my meat. I am simply a meat and Potato's kind of guy who enjoys cold beer/Wine at the end of a long hard day and good food and conversation with others.
I enjoy bush-crafting, Leather crafting, history, music, hunting, and many other things. I am eager to learn forging or anything to do with medieval old world trades/Skills. would really like to learn how to make cheese. and other ways of preserving Food/Smoking meat.
I Have learn some black smithing while in Europe and still looking for more place's to do this and learn.
I can also speak some French as well as basic German, Russian, Armenian, and a few others and eager to learn more.
It is a shame that most my Europe Host did not make comments, But the ones who did all contacted me to return for a second round and a couple where long term. The last host I had was in Austria and he kept me on as a Bush crafting Instructor for SYSTEMA Austria for 4 Years it is a shame that we met through another Host i was at but he only used Work A Way and is not able to leave a comment here on HelpX. Those who are interested may look up SYSTEMA Austria and SYSTEMA Austria Bushcrafting on Both youtube and Facebook.