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    I probably wouldn't choose a gortex boot for...

    I probably wouldn't choose a gortex boot for hiking in one of the driest states in the US and in one of the driest parts of that state. I guess I can check them out if they come in really wide sizes.
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    Don't get him started....please!

    Don't get him started....please!
  3. Thread: MRE's

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    Sticky: hunter, they are not good. I ate some from...

    hunter, they are not good. I ate some from 2002....in 2012, and it was pushing it as far as spoilage. All the fruit stuff (applesauce, mixed fruit salad..etc) was definitely spoiled. The skittles...
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    He was my wife's grandfather. I first met him a...

    He was my wife's grandfather. I first met him a few days before getting married. I really got to talk with him this last year. He came to stay with his son, my Father in Law. Every Sunday we...
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    Lost another one today

    You have probably never heard of him. He represents the millions who served honorably and without fanfare.

    24 Sept 1925 -- 24 Sept. 2017 Fred Maeser Crandall.

    When he was 17 years old, his dad...
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    It feels like fall here. For the last while, we...

    It feels like fall here. For the last while, we have been in the high 90s and very low humidity with no rain for a while. Last 3 days have seen light rain and coolish temps. I feel like early fall...
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    Had to look up Barlow Knife. This was...

    Had to look up Barlow Knife. This was interesting. http://barlow-knives.com/history.htm
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    Your first knife

    I am looking for some good ol' anecdotal evidence, or other type of historical evidence, on when kids would normally get their first knife. Obviously today is different than, say, 30 years ago, and...
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    I am just glad that the prediction was only a few...

    I am just glad that the prediction was only a few days away. It really sucks when they drag it out for a year or so, just to get all the hype up.
  10. Thread: Diy

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    I have noticed a resurgence of it on youtube. ...

    I have noticed a resurgence of it on youtube. Young people are discovering it, after their parents having not taught them. However, as a percentage of the population, I would say it is getting...
  11. Thread: Irma

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    My sister in law decided that we needed to have a...

    My sister in law decided that we needed to have a "prepper" meeting with the family. She just talked about list of stuff and what we need. One of the things we talked about was flooding, although...
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    You can call me cruel all you want, but when a...

    You can call me cruel all you want, but when a rabbit needs any type of medical treatment... it is time to say goodbye and to become dog food. Dogs love rabbit popsicles. Same with chickens.
  13. Thread: Fire ants

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    Good thing I wasn't drinking anything when I read...

    Good thing I wasn't drinking anything when I read that. Now that is funny!
  14. Thread: fast shipper

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    Had to look that one up. Never driven one, looks...

    Had to look that one up. Never driven one, looks like the one I want though. The oldest military truck I have driven was an old M35. It had a new Cummins engine in it, but with the original...
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    I took ROTC in High School and College. We...

    I took ROTC in High School and College. We didn't do M16 disassembly until college, and only because I was trying to get on the Ranger Challenge team.
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    Having lived in Southern California, and out here...

    Having lived in Southern California, and out here in the west high desert... I am with KYRS. It is way to easy to find a spot to "survive". Just look for BLM land. In fact, the best way is to go...
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    Haven't you ever read "Summer of the monkeys"...

    Haven't you ever read "Summer of the monkeys" https://www.amazon.com/Wilson-Rawls-Woodrow-Summer-Monkeys/dp/B004UMJ3EI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1504655180&sr=8-2&keywords=summer+of+the+monkeys
    That...
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    Those were one of the reasons I looked for work...

    Those were one of the reasons I looked for work outside of Texas as soon as I got my degree. It took my kids awhile to trust the grass up here. However, they do keep the chiggers down, and any other...
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    My fishing nail clippers are hung on a string...

    My fishing nail clippers are hung on a string around my neck. Sometime I clip my hemostats on the string. I just recently found out how wonderful clippers are for fishing.
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    Dang it! I have to spread some love before...

    Dang it! I have to spread some love before giving a rep for that one. Great advice KYRS!
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    A couple months ago I bought a scan reader for my...

    A couple months ago I bought a scan reader for my vehicles. After talking with my BIL who lives close, he bought one as well, and at the exact time. If we would have talked, one of us could have...
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    Wait, they had McDonald's back then?

    Wait, they had McDonald's back then?
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    That is pretty cool.

    That is pretty cool.
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    For the last two I watched, I used blank cd's. ...

    For the last two I watched, I used blank cd's. Just look through the shiny parts. I don't recommend it though. I mean, it works, but I don't recommend it. Use two cd's for safety. Anyways, I am...
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    Why did I read Alan's post?

    Why did I read Alan's post?
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