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    It's great to have this sort of extended family...

    It's great to have this sort of extended family that stretches across the country (and the world sometimes). One of the best things about the internet is forums like these. For that, and much more,...
  2. I pulled up "Woodcraft" last night on Internet...

    I pulled up "Woodcraft" last night on Internet Archive. I saw that quote. Makes a lot of sense.

    It's very easy to carry the sense of urgency of "hurry up and have fun" into the woods, and very...
  3. Current reading... Forest Life - GWS (Nessmuk)

    Out on a date to the public library with #1 wife, this one caught my eye.

    Forest Life
    George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)

    Not exactly survival, but Woodcraft still. Kinda plods through the...
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    Y'all could spread he word that they are good in...

    Y'all could spread he word that they are good in gumbo and the coonasses will have them wiped out in a year or two...

    Or invent a new dish called "Blackened Monkey Butt" ...... Well, maybe not...
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    From what I've seen and heard, monkeys don't seem...

    From what I've seen and heard, monkeys don't seem to have a discriminating palate. So, I suppose the sour oranges are destined to remain in ornamental status.

    As far as having monkeys jumping out...
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    A lot of my stuff met that fate. Alan

    A lot of my stuff met that fate.

    Alan
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    Just remember WD40 burns. A long time ago I...

    Just remember WD40 burns.

    A long time ago I had an electric weedeater. It started having issues so I doused it good with WD40 and pulled the trigger. Big ole fire happened almost instantly. ...
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    Trifoliate Orange

    It's an invasive specie from Asia but they do grow wild... I've got one growing in my new yard and it has a few hundred plum sized oranges on it. They have lots of seeds and are kinda bitter. ...
  9. Survival is tough. It's tougher if you're...

    Survival is tough.

    It's tougher if you're stoopid...


    Alan
  10. I don't have mirrors in my room... That way I...

    I don't have mirrors in my room... That way I always look how I think I look and I'm so used to scowls and derisive remarks that It doesn't bother me. Besides the crickets screaming in my ears most...
  11. I go "two legged jeans" or nothing at all. ...

    I go "two legged jeans" or nothing at all.

    Maybe cargo shorts when fishing in the Summer.

    Not going skinny dipping in the Congo, that's for sure.

    Alan
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    I'd take those earthworms and turn them into fish...

    I'd take those earthworms and turn them into fish and eat the fish. If there were no fish about, I'd bait up a snare and catch a bird and eat the bird.

    With earthworms, it's not so much the...
  13. BVds? Alan

    BVds?

    Alan
  14. What's the problem? I know that aesthetics are at...

    What's the problem? I know that aesthetics are at the forefront of my trips to the throne room each morning!

    Alan
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    Knitting requires the use of two knitting needles...

    Knitting requires the use of two knitting needles (not the sewing kind) and earthworms should be kept out of the coffee....

    Alan
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    It was probably just a blackjack. They're too...

    It was probably just a blackjack. They're too lazy to carry sledgehammers in Kenner...

    Alan
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    I don't like where this thread went... I plan...

    I don't like where this thread went...

    I plan to continue using electricity to heat the water as opposed to a purely ... uh ... biological method...

    Also, just in case anyone was getting the...
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    Even during the 80's when hot tubs were "The...

    Even during the 80's when hot tubs were "The Thing" I never had any desire to use one. Mostly because I didn't have one of my own (I'm not interested in sitting in someone else's warm soup) and I've...
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    Hot tub

    For 64 1/2 years I never had any inclination to sit in a hot tub. Then I got one...

    It's the greatest thing since the CPAP!

    Alan
  20. If you have doubts or concerns about the liver,...

    If you have doubts or concerns about the liver, don't eat it as liver. Go turn it into catfish and eat that.

    That's what I do with hog liver and any deer liver that is not dark red through and...
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    You ran into "The farmer's daughter" and asked...

    You ran into "The farmer's daughter" and asked her about some holes in the ground?

    Alan
  22. Yep, choosing the proper deer stabbing knife is...

    Yep, choosing the proper deer stabbing knife is going to be pretty far down on the hierarchy of needs.

    And, back in the day, salt was worth more, pound for pound than gold. It wasn't until well...
  23. I always get a kick out of these folks who think...

    I always get a kick out of these folks who think there is going to be any kind of this survival prep stuff going on in a world catastrophe situation. One thing is for sure though, the world human...
  24. Of course there was always the fast food option. ...

    Of course there was always the fast food option. Happen upon a predator that had already procured a meal and calling its bluff. Any kind of protein, even rotting protein was a welcome addition to...
  25. I really do hope that whatever logistical errors...

    I really do hope that whatever logistical errors I make in the rest of my life, that it never comes down to stabbing anything (except a medium well T-bone) with a knife.

    Hog hunters hunting with...
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