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  1. Thread: File Knife

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    SWEET! Nice work, as always!

    SWEET! Nice work, as always!
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    West Nile infections in Illinois...

    Just a heads up for those in the Midwest...

    I'm in east-central IL, near the Kankakee River. My daughter visited recently, in order to attend the funeral of a friend's father. This summer,...
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    Knife Sharpening Viewed Thru a Microscope

    This photo-illustrated article from MAKE magazine is a year old; but, I just saw it, myself. For others who may not have seen it yet, I thought I'd share it, here. ENJOY!
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    Nice review, Crash! Just a few days ago, the...

    Nice review, Crash! Just a few days ago, the local Wallyworld had a whole end cap full of the Ozark Trail vacuum tumblers for $9.74. I was curious, too; and, I picked one up. Amazing! I never had...
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    LOL! Yup, 5 pages, and I guess I'll go next to...

    LOL! Yup, 5 pages, and I guess I'll go next to keep it growing.

    IMHO, the best post in this thread was kyratshooter's comments, back on page 1. As he sensibly stated, the winner of a knife fight...
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    Before I got run over by a truck (5 years ago), I...

    Before I got run over by a truck (5 years ago), I did body-weight exercises and lots of walking. Now my daily exercise routine begins with mustering the will to lift my body-weight out of bed and...
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    Howdy...just a few quick points... Well-depth...

    Howdy...just a few quick points...

    Well-depth is only critical in needing to know how deep you can set the pump. To size your pump, however, you really need to know how far the water level is...
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    Right on, WeekendWarrior! That's what this guy's...

    Right on, WeekendWarrior! That's what this guy's gonna do...okra whiskey!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JkH3emsFwI
  9. Venezuela in 2016...Argentina in 2001. An...

    Venezuela in 2016...Argentina in 2001.

    An Argentinian architecture professor blogged, for years, here in the U.S. after Argentina suffered their economic collapse of 2001. He also wrote a book,...
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    Hello...Welcome...and hope you or yours are not...

    Hello...Welcome...and hope you or yours are not being impacted by the big fire up there!
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    Champion Archer Builds an Arrow Guitar...

    Howdy, Gang! This is a just-for-fun, somewhat-archery-related, making-stuff post...

    One thing keeping me busy these days is teaching a new community college course called STEM Guitar -- Students...
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    Hijacking a Jeep, wirelessly???

    This seems to be yet one more reason to get an older vehicle and put it into good, reliable, running condition. I found this article a bit disturbing. If you've been thinking about buying a new Jeep,...
  13. Thread: Emp

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    On this topic, has anyone yet read Ted Koppel's...

    On this topic, has anyone yet read Ted Koppel's book, Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath? I'd be interested in your impressions of it.

    Thanks!
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    Going back to the query and context of the...

    Going back to the query and context of the original post...

    "Folding 22"; survival context; advantages vs. disadvantages (?); weight vs. function (?); scope needed(?); amount of ammo to pack...
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    I'm curious as to the purpose of the original...

    I'm curious as to the purpose of the original query in this thread. Does the age of the forum really have an impact on the quality of the information available here? My two cents: Look around here...
  16. Thread: The Diet

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    Sending you best will-power wishes, kyratshooter!...

    Sending you best will-power wishes, kyratshooter! I'd say, "good luck!" but luck has nothing to do with it.

    This is probably old stuff; but, have you looked into the so-called Paleo Diet? ...
  17. A compact car's engine, in good condition, with a...

    A compact car's engine, in good condition, with a starter motor in good condition, and with all electric-starter components in good condition, and all connections tight, and with the engine oil warm...
  18. Thread: Snapper!

    by tjwilhelm
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    Snapper!

    Driving home this evening, I saw a large, dark lump in the road. I slowly swerved around it; and, as I passed, I exclaimed out loud, "Turtle!"

    I stopped, threw the tranny into Reverse, and...
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    Is it just me, or was that whole thing just...

    Is it just me, or was that whole thing just really confusing?
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    In case anyone couldn't see the Facebook video,...

    In case anyone couldn't see the Facebook video, here it is on YouTube:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tpnv9v9r4Y
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    Great Stealth Gun Safe!

    This semester I'm teaching a STEM Guitar course at our local Community College -- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are taught through the activity of each student building their own...
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    Au contraire, my friend! As just one example,...

    Au contraire, my friend! As just one example, bottled BEER is the perfect survival-stockpile item!

    1) It's the best method for long-term storage of grains;

    2) It's a great source of purified,...
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    Welcome aboard, Master Mason! What part of IL...

    Welcome aboard, Master Mason! What part of IL are you from? I'm along the Kankakee River. Also, my daughter's boyfriend aspires to be a Master Mason -- I'm not sure which lodge he's associated...
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    That's one lucky Marine!

    That's one lucky Marine!
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    I got mine, right here in Illinois, very early...

    I got mine, right here in Illinois, very early on. I had the fun of being part of a pilot group for one of the State's registered training programs. Too bad I lost all my guns and ammo in the...
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