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  1. My advice for beginner gardeners is much the same...

    My advice for beginner gardeners is much the same as DogMan's. While it is important to know your soil qualities, for small beginner plots it is not entirely necessary. Miracle Grow takes up a lot...
  2. #1 wife's sister lives in NW MO. Their house is...

    #1 wife's sister lives in NW MO. Their house is in the middle of a 100 acre field that gets planted in corn and alfalfa and clover sequentially. The rows come within 20 ft of their driveway. For...
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    Max, I think you got more than two cents worth...

    Max, I think you got more than two cents worth from the last two responses. We probably all did.

    Alan
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    Shooting a flintlock or percussion rifle or a cap...

    Shooting a flintlock or percussion rifle or a cap and ball revolver will certainly give you a new perspective and appreciation for what our predecessors had to contend with in their day. I read once...
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    Cap and ball (percussion rifle) is a lot easier...

    Cap and ball (percussion rifle) is a lot easier to shoot than a flintlock. Lots of things have to be working correctly in sequence to send a roundball downrange with a flintlock.

    and,

    Keep...
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    All I have to say about flinters is "Thank God...

    All I have to say about flinters is "Thank God for percussion caps".

    I have a CSA 50 cal "Plainsman". I have a devil of a time with ignition. I finally got the frizzen roughed up enough to get a...
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    Spam flavored eggs! Yummmmmmm! My favorite. ...

    Spam flavored eggs! Yummmmmmm! My favorite.

    Alan
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    See, you have to be careful what you wish for! ...

    See, you have to be careful what you wish for!

    Alan
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    Uh Oh..... Help is on the way for sure now.... ...

    Uh Oh..... Help is on the way for sure now....


    Alan
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    Help will likely be along shortly.... But, "help"...

    Help will likely be along shortly.... But, "help" is a very general term....

    Alan
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    Mine is a Crow. Alan Crow Characters:...

    Mine is a Crow.

    Alan


    Crow
    Characters: Rhia, Coranna in Eyes of Crow

    Powers: foreseeing death, communicating with the dead, resurrection (I'm not sure I like this part or that it is one of...
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    The Irish made theirs from blackthorn in response...

    The Irish made theirs from blackthorn in response to the English barring them from bearing arms.

    Alan
  13. I may need to buy some "Canoe" stock.... There...

    I may need to buy some "Canoe" stock.... There seems to be a high turnover rate....

    I don't always pun, but when I do...

    Stay sarcastic my friends...

    Alan
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    I'll have one grandson here tomorrow. We'll...

    I'll have one grandson here tomorrow. We'll start with some easy ones like the Larks Head and Bowline. The Gnat Hitch and Water Knot will be a little more advanced after some success with the...
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    asemery, a question

    There is no doubt about it, YOU are the "Knot Guy". Since joining this forum I have marveled at the depth and breadth of your knowledge of knots and tying. I have tried to duplicate some of your...
  16. Better chance of survival in the Atlantic than...

    Better chance of survival in the Atlantic than the “Fate worse than death” from the likes of local denizenry!

    Alan
  17. Now, you see, that picture right there is why,...

    Now, you see, that picture right there is why, when I'm driving THROUGH Florida, I never stop but for gas and never ask directions. Best to just stay on the interstate.

    "Florida Man" is alive...
  18. This is something that has been on my mind for...

    This is something that has been on my mind for some time now. Every tine I look in the mirror I think, "how would I look with some hair extensions?"

    but,

    then I just shake my head and give up...
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    I'm good with all that other stuff but...

    I'm good with all that other stuff but "decapitators" is a deal breaker for me...


    Alan
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    If you feed the dog the compass, and then he...

    If you feed the dog the compass, and then he craps it out, will it always point north after that?

    Alan
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    Finally found the picture. Alan ...

    Finally found the picture.

    Alan

    https://i.imgur.com/VklcX4V.jpg
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    My grandfather didn't talk to me much about the...

    My grandfather didn't talk to me much about the war. He probably talked more about it to my dad, but now all those stories are gone forever. The pistol is in great shape. The holster and ammo pouch...
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    Most people today cannot imagine doing what those...

    Most people today cannot imagine doing what those guys did. If they made it ashore, If they made it across the beach, If they got through the wire, If they got to the top of the bluff, ... then the...
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    I darn near overdose on regular coffee every...

    I darn near overdose on regular coffee every morning anyway. I don’t need any extra help.


    Alan
  25. I'm starting a survival school tomorrow. I...

    I'm starting a survival school tomorrow. I finally got electricity wired into the shop and tomorrow I'll hang lights and wire them myself. Since I view electricity as magic, I'm hoping to SURVIVE...
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