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    I've used "Blackout" for years. But never...

    I've used "Blackout" for years. But never purchased blackout curtains. There's plenty of things you can use that are cheap or free.
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    Big thing to consider is what kind of brew or...

    Big thing to consider is what kind of brew or grind. Found a German LTC trying to make coffee in a Mister Coffee using Commissary-bought AmericaN coffee. He wanted German tasting coffee and filled...
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    And to think I used to get paid to do that in my...

    And to think I used to get paid to do that in my misspent youth; without the amenities, of course. That's living!
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    Sticky: My first technique is: "Honey, get the fire...

    My first technique is: "Honey, get the fire started". After I recover, I use whatever is available.
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    Ice cream in LRRP rations? I never saw that (and...

    Ice cream in LRRP rations? I never saw that (and had lots of opportunities).
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    I learned the "unnecessarily" lesson as a youth...

    I learned the "unnecessarily" lesson as a youth when my Father gave me this insight. We were at my maternal grandparents home and I was shooting my Grandfather's rolling block .22 rifle at anything....
  7. Thread: R + 1

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    Enjoy R+1 now, it won't last by a long shot. ...

    Enjoy R+1 now, it won't last by a long shot. Retired 2014 for Alpaca/Llama ranch then sold and moved a little over a year ago to Dunnellon, FL for absolute final retirement.
  8. Thread: Fire ants

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    I think I mentioned this elsewhere on this Forum....

    I think I mentioned this elsewhere on this Forum. But, I gained a "healthy" respect for fire ants when I spent over half a night in a rotted tropical tree about 75' up. It took that long for the DZ...
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    Yep, I used to say "My idea of roughing it was a...

    Yep, I used to say "My idea of roughing it was a Holiday Inn with a Black&White TV".
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    Take it from an old, retired EM Director, I fully...

    Take it from an old, retired EM Director, I fully support the Hazard/Risk Assessment and, if done properly, plan accordingly. Now for my opinion, I know you may think you don't have a choice about...
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    I feel this is the time to reveal my fool-proof...

    I feel this is the time to reveal my fool-proof land navigation system:

    To start, you just put your left arm out in front of you. Then, put your right arm out to your right side, And ..... wait...
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    My Silva Ranger has never failed me in 40 years.

    My Silva Ranger has never failed me in 40 years.
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    I completely agree with the preceding comments. ...

    I completely agree with the preceding comments. Chronological age matters little when physical and, perhaps more importantly, mental. I am now past my prime in both categories (mostly due to my...
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    Just follow the road to the supermarket. Isn't...

    Just follow the road to the supermarket. Isn't that where all food comes from?
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    Wow, great selection!

    Wow, great selection!
  16. Hey!!! I resemble that remark. 1970

    Hey!!! I resemble that remark. 1970
  17. P38. Military issue. Always works.

    P38. Military issue. Always works.
  18. Thread: Pie

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    Oh crash, you are so right. My Grandmom made it...

    Oh crash, you are so right. My Grandmom made it with rhubarb from her garden. Delicious!
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    In 1972, I had both my upper wisdom teeth pulled;...

    In 1972, I had both my upper wisdom teeth pulled; not a pleasant experience. That was two days before I started jump school; a real joy spitting out blood and bone chips during the (un)pleasant...
  20. Yep on the Buck 110!!!!! I've had two in 48...

    Yep on the Buck 110!!!!! I've had two in 48 years. The first one was serving superbly when a moving crew liked it as much as I did; replaced it in less than 12 hours.
  21. Thread: Lots of Spam?

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    What's all this about Spam? I love it;...

    What's all this about Spam? I love it; especially fried in brown sugar like my Mother used to make in my youth. Oh, nevermind.
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    Got one of those for my oldest Grandson. He uses...

    Got one of those for my oldest Grandson. He uses it for everything including small game. Used both calibers with no problem at all.
  23. Thread: Remember.

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    This is indeed a very special day although I keep...

    This is indeed a very special day although I keep my fallen brothers and sisters in my thoughts constantly throughout the year. Especially those with whom I served over the years; RIP.
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    Wonderful advice! Thanks DogDude!

    Wonderful advice! Thanks DogDude!
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    Yum Yum. Moving back to FL around the end of the...

    Yum Yum. Moving back to FL around the end of the month. Goodie Goodie.
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