Woods Walker in Memorium

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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by Evan the Diplomat » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:00 am

Words fail me, but his contributions to our understanding of the outdoors and bushcraft bestow him some immortality. Enjoy the hike Woods Walker.
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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by wpick » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:48 am

Memories are like star light. They go on forever.

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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by Halfapint » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:07 am

Well shit, he was a great guy loved his posts and the information he shared with us all. I modeled muchbof what I do after him.

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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by 91Eunozs » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:48 pm


One of the legends of this board for sure. So much information and knowledge to share...happy to have gleaned some small piece of that wisdom before he left us.
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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by ssgcmw » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:27 pm

Very sorry to hear of his passing. My deepest condolences to all who knew him.

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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by woodsghost » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:42 pm

Goodbye. Thank you for your wisdom and experience. Perhaps we will meet some day in another world.
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Re: Woods Walker in memorium

Post by vthunter » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:44 pm

PistolPete wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:34 am
He was the best of us and will be sorely missed. Happy trails, friend.
Caught news of this just today as I cruised around YT. I was (am) shocked. What PistoPete said above. I left a tribute on the obituary site, still under review (Burlington, VT). If you can, might I suggest, put one out there; his family would surely appreciate it.

Truly sad. I haven't been here, either, for awhile, but used to lurk, before becoming a member, mostly due to WW's posts. Then the rest of you good folks took hold. I sent a PM to Mags, in PA, knowing he hasn't been here in years. If anyone knows how to reach him, I think he'd want to know. I loved their gear reviews, when they went back & forth.

Woods' MBO reports were the best!!

God speed, sir, RIP - gone WAY too soon, ladies & gents!!


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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by TacAir » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:04 pm

I first saw the news on the BCUSA board. Came here to see it this was the WW i had so enjoyed over the years.

Sad news indeed

Perhaps now he and Black Dog can travel together...
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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by flybynight » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:36 pm

MegaWoodsWalker Memorial Library


Looking good guys . With the amount he posted it must be monumental also to attempt :clap:
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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by NT2C » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:34 am

flybynight wrote:
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MegaWoodsWalker Memorial Library


Looking good guys . With the amount he posted it must be monumental also to attempt :clap:
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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by A.C.E. » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:50 am

A great loss. He will surely be missed by many.

My thoughts go out to his family.
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Post by wamba » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:00 pm

So sorry to hear this.
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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by JIM » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:58 pm

Still a regulair lurker here but this news really hit home. I always enjoyed his gear reviews, AAR’s and personality on the forum. He will be missed.

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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by Caffiend » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:50 pm

Wow, such shocking, terrible news. I've been on this site for quite a while, more to learn than to post and his posts were always top notch, and one of the reasons I have been coming back for so long.
Best of thoughts to his family, friends and loved ones.

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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by Asymetryczna » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:06 pm

Dang. Dang. Dang it. Sad to read this. It is like being told to follow the trail into the canyon and at the big stone marker choose to follow the path up into the cold places or the path into the rough walking areas, but when I get to the old trailhead the stone marker has been taken away.
R.I.P. Woodsman. Thank you for helping to light our way.

Unworthy of this wilderness,
a majesty too great for kings,
lakes and rivers, wide as dreams,
moving faster than my words;

I'm humbled by this wilderness,
I have so little left to hold.
Few are these last provisions;
I am but a guest out here.

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lessons by its harshness taught.

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I am not worthy of its wildness,
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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by max v » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:15 am

Condolences to his family and friends. May you walk the woods forever Kevin.
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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by zXzGrifterzXz » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:51 am

I am sad to hear of his passing, the world has become poorer in his absence.

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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by Regulator » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:39 pm

Sad news. He will be missed.

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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by VXMerlinXV » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:41 am

If any of his family is reading this, please know he will be missed, and genuinely meant something to this community. He and I had some great medical discussions over the years, I am genuinely sorry for your loss.
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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by ethanboris » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:45 am

So sad to hear of a fellow ZS'er leaving us so suddenly. Vale
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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by Omega Storm » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:22 pm

His extensive lore, patience with questions, and upbeat personality made reading about one of his latest treks the high point of my day. ZS has tons of members but only a few as dedicated as he was. He was a very good moderator and taught us all so much by living the outdoor life most of us can only dream about. RIP HK33K and now Woodswalker, pillars of our community gone too soon.
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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by 00dlez » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:41 pm

A little late to see this, but this really is a loss to the community. He was a wealth of information and a willing helper.
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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by Psycosis » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:39 am

Sorry to hear the news, he will be missed by myself and many lurkers I turned on to ZS. To be honest WW was a huge selling point to many people I promoted the ZS forums to due to his being a huge fount of information and easy going attitude in all his many posts.

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Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Post by Beowolf » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:05 pm

I also saw this news recently on BCUSA. So sad to hear, and one of my favorite YT channels.

Kevin will be sorely missed among us. I hope his friends and family remember his smile and company fondly and realize how many people he inspired and befriended.
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