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    I have always read that the Brown Bess muskets...

    I have always read that the Brown Bess muskets were lacking in accuracy, which, I suppose, is to be expected in a smooth bore gun. Then, I have also read that round ball fired from a 10 or 12 ga is...
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    Actually, we expect higher temps than this but...

    Actually, we expect higher temps than this but after it gets to scalding hot it all feels the same.

    And,

    Heat that I used to shrug off, is getting to be debilitating.


    Alan
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    Knowing the freight train is coming doesn't...

    Knowing the freight train is coming doesn't lessen the impact when it finally hits you.

    Alan
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    Last week it was humid and hot so dehydration...

    Last week it was humid and hot so dehydration would set in because I was sweating it out. Friday, Sat and today, it was dry with the wind blowing so the lack of humidity was causing dehydration from...
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    Hot, and Hotter, and HOTTER!

    Well, it went right on past Hot, D@mn Hot, to Incredibly we're all going to die HOT today. I don't know what the temperature actually was. The news said 102 but I don't think they went outside to...
  6. 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...
  7. #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
  18. 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...
  21. 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
  22. 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...
  23. 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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