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  1. 113. I think I would enjoy killing "rioters".

    113. I think I would enjoy killing "rioters".
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manzanita I...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manzanita
    I wouldn't call it a big tree, Donner.

    The leaves I was drying weren't drying very quickly. Manzanita seems to be protected against drought, so I cut up the...
  3. 92) The "World" will "End" and not merely...

    92) The "World" will "End" and not merely "change" as it has been doing for eons.
    93) "IT" will be exactly as I have predicted and prepared for, and not as others have predicted and prepared for....
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    74577458 Some shots of A. uva-ursi in N Cal.

    74577458
    Some shots of A. uva-ursi in N Cal.
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    I think that we can do without any lectures here....

    I think that we can do without any lectures here. :) This is NOT tobacco we're discussing.

    Last weekend, I harvested a couple dozen leaves. I got a feeling that the drying process will be very...
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    Exactly where I am with this. :)

    Exactly where I am with this. :)
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    My dentist said that if she was going to be...

    My dentist said that if she was going to be stranded on a desert island with a choice of either a toothbrush, dental floss or a toothpick, she'd choose the toothpick. Funny, huh?

    Starting from...
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    So this is just the manzanita (Arctostaphylos...

    So this is just the manzanita (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) that I find in the SF Bay Area?
    I can do a good ID of the plants on my next hike and bring home a few leaves for experimentation.
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    Just check for prions:...

    Just check for prions:
    http://mad-cow.org/~tom/pigs_people.html
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    Another pic:...

    Another pic:
    http://image30.webshots.com/31/3/89/14/2504389140038176400rTSRWT_fs.jpg
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    It's certainly possible to wear a blanket without...

    It's certainly possible to wear a blanket without putting a hole in it. In the early middle ages, this was standard outerwear and rainwear. It required only a pin or clasp at the corner of the...
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    Good idea for practice!

    Good idea for practice!
  13. Mike, we haven't heard from you about this, but I...

    Mike, we haven't heard from you about this, but I think it's not likely you'll get in any of the higher-up programs without taking the standard class at the very least. They may even want to see you...
  14. Thread: Tule boat

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    Very impressive. When I saw this thread title I...

    Very impressive. When I saw this thread title I assumed it was just about theory but here you are actually doing it!
    I am familiar with the plants that grow along the Sacrameto delta. Looks like you...
  15. Thread: Moccasins

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    As a medieval reenactor, I started out with...

    As a medieval reenactor, I started out with knee-high Minnetonka mocs. Not historically accurate, and as it turns out, not very durable. If it's all you can get, then go for it. :)

    Currently I...
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    Now I'm not a big-time bowhunter by any means, so...

    Now I'm not a big-time bowhunter by any means, so all I have is questions.

    But many of the accounts of modern bowhunting tell of the arrow going all the way through the game animal, and not...
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    In certain seasons, conifer trees have bright...

    In certain seasons, conifer trees have bright green "growing tips" at the ends of their branches. I see this in my area with redwoods, Douglas fir and mountain hemlock (not water hemlock, hehe!)....
  18. Thread: Boomerangs

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    If I understand correctly, the boomerangs that we...

    If I understand correctly, the boomerangs that we play with as kids (made by Hasbro) are just one of a variety of throwing sticks used by the Australian aborigines. I'll bet Wikipedia has some...
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    I'll be sure and ask if they're cannibals first....

    I'll be sure and ask if they're cannibals first. :)
    That's right, they aren't "surviving" in our terms. Many of us go into the wilds as a scuba diver enters the ocean; these guys are fish, at least...
  20. Thread: Fleas

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    The docs have so many treatments for dogs and...

    The docs have so many treatments for dogs and cats. Maybe you visit the vet and say you have a real big dog that sleeps in your bed. ;)

    Seriously, natives in my bailiwick would put California Bay...
  21. Thread: Rabbit stick

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    I've heard about this gathering. Wish I could...

    I've heard about this gathering. Wish I could make it sometime.
  22. Thread: A "Good Run"

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    "Life expectancy" numbers are either averages or...

    "Life expectancy" numbers are either averages or statistical means.
    I follow the wisdom of Han Solo: "Never quote me the odds!" :D
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    Best wishes, gal.

    Best wishes, gal.
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    Barongs and bolos are great! (I knew a sweet...

    Barongs and bolos are great!
    (I knew a sweet lady from Bicol, BTW...)
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    No offense intended. You said "Its Asia alot of...

    No offense intended. You said "Its Asia alot of things are still the same," and I know that people in Asia are not all the same. :)
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