Welcome. I, too like to study the order of things. That's one of the reasons I am a bio major. I love chemistry, too. But I want to go towards the ecology route.
I'd love to learn how to hunt and tan the hides myself. That's the only way I'd eat meat again. I'm not against it at all.
Props. You can do anything you set your mind to.
Where in the Apalacians do you like to hike?