… But if you could, you would see me getting more exercise in four hours than most "gun control" extremists get in a whole month.
Yup, that is me rocking the traditional Woodland camouflage BDUs complete with Boonie hat, sporting that A&K Masada I was dorking around with last week (unfortunately, said "upgrades" did not work quite as planned, and will require additional work this weekend). Blue Team had just retaken the Town Hall of Rock Ridge (obvious town hall is obvious) at Dead End Airsoft, and were in the progress of pushing the (simulated) North Korean forces out of the town. Oh, and this was after a couple of other guys and I realized that trying to push down the road to the town was a stupid idea, and executed an even stupider idea – going about half a mile out of our way, overland, through various gullies and ridges to get to the town "the back way". Due to the rain, I did not have my Runkeeper-equipped phone with me, but I can guarantee it was a workout.
Once you get past the "is game, is not real" aspect of airsoft, it really does have a lot of promise. It gets you out of your couch/chair/house and moving around, sometimes somewhat rapidly; it really is basically live-action MoH/MW/etc., only with fewer explosions; it teaches you teamwork, squad tactics, and all the rest of that; it hones your reactions and responses; and, possibly best of all, it serves as a "gateway" on to "real steel" firearms, and all of the goodness that comes from those. And, of course, the good news is that a significant fraction of the gear you purchase for airsoft (assuming you get decent quality stuff) will translate right over to firearms – the simulation rifles use the same exact Picatinny rails, the same exact dimensions (for the most part), the same shape magazines, etc. etc. etc.
Oh, and old or not, Woodland camouflage still works just fine… in the right environment. While Red Team was still holding the town, I very slowly made my way down the hill you see behind me, and literally sat right at the edge of the field and the trees for about 2-3 minutes waiting for a good window to do something really stupid. I swear the occupiers looked right at me, but they never saw me. And do not even get me started on those folks in ghillie suits…