I'd like to give you an update on Chris.

Without speculating on the reasons or motivations behind the last communication from Chris, we have been unable to match his version of the events leading to his absence from this forum to any verified incidents at his last known address(es).

Attempts to contact Chris have been rebuffed. Based on our research, we have no reason to believe he is in dire straits at this time.

As such, we can only say that we can see no reason to collect money or goods as it would seem that they are not actually needed. Our hearts go out to Chris and we hope that he is able to work through whatever issues he is now having.

In the interim, Alan Romania will assume some of Chris' responsibilities moderating the forum, joining Marty and me, but if anyone is interested in this somewhat thankless job, please contact me.
Doug Ritter
Equipped To SurviveŽ
Chairman & Executive Director
Equipped To Survive Foundation