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    Retrofire isn't home from school yet, or perhaps...

    Retrofire isn't home from school yet, or perhaps he's out picking supper in the bar ditch...

    Alan
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    I will admit that if some object or situation I...

    I will admit that if some object or situation I am working on or with fails to perform as expected, either by its own failure, or operator error, that I have admonished said object or situation...
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    Or maybe a pirate. Pirates can cuss without...

    Or maybe a pirate. Pirates can cuss without cussing too. Aaarrghs, avasting swabbies, and a dropping a few shivered timbers in casual conversation never really offended anyone’s sensibilities.

    ...
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    Or at the very least, bemusing… I am truly...

    Or at the very least, bemusing…

    I am truly amazed that in this age of chemical inebriation the human lifespan has increased, on average, and unless you live in Chicago, NY, Philly or NOLA, two...
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    I've never tried drying fish. Just never had the...

    I've never tried drying fish. Just never had the inclination to do that.

    Alan
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    There was a place in Sweeney Switch, Texas that...

    There was a place in Sweeney Switch, Texas that sold some jerky that was more like what I guess biltong is like. It was a big thick strip of beef that appeared to have actually been "jerked" and...
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    I made some deer jerky many years ago. Only...

    I made some deer jerky many years ago. Only young teeth could chew that stuff. I soaked it in brine then shook it in a bag of course ground black pepper ran a cotton string through it and strung it...
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    This kid is fitting right in... Alan

    This kid is fitting right in...

    Alan
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    We've had some cool nights here (60) but back in...

    We've had some cool nights here (60) but back in the 90s during the day. No rain, but no hurricanes either!

    Alan
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    Ian

    Crash, are y’all expecting any severe weather after this thing crosses to your side of the state?

    Alan
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    Back when I cared about such things, I had a...

    Back when I cared about such things, I had a 4000W inverter mounted in the truck. I carried all sorts of power tools and a 50 extension cord.

    One time our smartassed maint director was telling...
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    My Great grandmother was Italian. She used to...

    My Great grandmother was Italian. She used to make Chicken Foot Spaghetti. Boil a bunch of chicken feet, peel the skin off and boil till the meat was off the bones. It was pretty good.

    Her daddy...
  13. Cost effective? What’s that? I do lots of things...

    Cost effective? What’s that? I do lots of things simply for the learning how to and to do if I have to. Last time we moved the house effects were done in a day. It took me a year to move and set up...
  14. I'm not sure about that. Alan

    I'm not sure about that.

    Alan
  15. And semi-wadcutters and most if not all jacketed...

    And semi-wadcutters and most if not all jacketed bullets...

    Alan
  16. And even if they were molded a forge would hardly...

    And even if they were molded a forge would hardly be necessary.

    Alan
  17. Pellets aren’t molded. They’re swaged. Alan

    Pellets aren’t molded. They’re swaged.

    Alan
  18. Only a single man (our soon to be) would ask that...

    Only a single man (our soon to be) would ask that question….


    Alan
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    I love sardines. Perfect for a day on the water...

    I love sardines. Perfect for a day on the water fishing. One tin around ten and I don’t want anything else to eat for the rest of the day.


    Alan
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    So, I’ll use the canned Turkey to attract rats...

    So, I’ll use the canned Turkey to attract rats and I’ll eat them.

    Roaches caught in the lattine by scraping buckets against the sides were also a source of protein in the book.

    Alan
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    Once in the late 70s I was working on a ranch in...

    Once in the late 70s I was working on a ranch in South Texas. The older couple that lived out at the ranch invited me for lunch and I accepted, expecting something along the lines of homemade TexMex...
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    I don't know what was up with that price sign. I...

    I don't know what was up with that price sign. I even got #1 wife to look at it to make sure I was reading it right...


    Alan
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    I was shocked!

    Not really, but ....

    #1 wife and I went on a hike to Sam's Club this evening (we call afternoon evening because 7:00 PM is getting close to bedtime..) and as I was walking down the aisles I saw...
  24. If you have kept your cheese long enough for it...

    If you have kept your cheese long enough for it to grow fuzzy mold then you haven't been eating enough.

    By the time consumers have a block of cheese in their hands it is OLD by comparison to...
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    Thanks, Alan

    Thanks,

    Alan
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