My name is Raymond aka Maple Man. I am from Southwest Nova Scotia, Canada. I am happily married and have a 22 year old son, with a 3 year old son of his own, our only beautiful grandchild for now. And we have a 17 year daughter. I like to hunt and fish and just being in the outdoors as much as I can because I have a very bad back. I just recently had a spinal epidural injection to help relieve the chronic pain. Unfortunately I cannot lift as much as I could before so I cannot return to my job. I haven't been able to drive for over two years because I am having blackouts. Last August I was hospitalized with a mini stroke. It affected my vision my memory and some weakness on the right side. My balance is terrible also. But it could be worse. There is always someone else that is worse off than the next person. I smoked a couple of trout on my regular BBQ last year and I am hooked. I am just beginning to gather information on how to build a BBQ/Smoker with a 250 gallon oil tank, a wood stove, some angle iron and a tent trailer frame that I already have. And will gather up the other pieces as I go. I have a friend, who is more like a Dad to me since my Dad passed on, he has an arc wielder that he will donate his time and wielder, which I am so pleased to have his help. This is not going to be used for competitions but to help make some extra income for the household and to feed my family and friends and whoever in the community wants to come can come. So all your thoughts and plans or help of any kind will be very much appreciated.