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    Snow/rain here today. I can see snow starting to...

    Snow/rain here today. I can see snow starting to accumulate up above, especially in the avalanche chutes. It won’t be long before it builds up into the winter base – or so the ski resorts hope. ...
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    Now I know there is a God. If WW had gotten home...

    Now I know there is a God. If WW had gotten home and cruised WSF and found this, our marriage might have been over...

    OMG, she might have already been, my search history says she has been...
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    Sticky: The Official Survival Color

    I didn’t see an answer to Kyratshooter’s question, but the recent discussion about camo painting everything from boats to significant others made me think about it. I wonder what you all think about...
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    Just so happened I was having brunch of biscuits...

    Just so happened I was having brunch of biscuits and gravy and logged on to find this thread. Reminds me of an old friend who grew up on a ranch in NE Ariz. Saturday mornings he would head into the...
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    I also am very sad to hear about your loss,...

    I also am very sad to hear about your loss, finallyME. The problem of gastric torsion/bloat is very acute when it happens and even immediate, heroic veterinary intervention is usually unsuccessful. ...
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    Good quality enameled cast iron cookware is great...

    Good quality enameled cast iron cookware is great stuff. Unfortunately, the good stuff costs $200-300US per pan/pot. Recently a lot of asian knockoffs of the quality products have been showing up...
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    I think there are a bunch of great comments here....

    I think there are a bunch of great comments here. I see that I expressed my self poorly in the OP.
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    Teaching Kids about Survival

    I was having “one of those days” yesterday. I found myself pondering the differences between local kids and tourist kids. I’m sure you already know where this is going: SS is feeling old and...
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    Coyote hunters around here usually use mouth...

    Coyote hunters around here usually use mouth calls to imitate a wounded rabbit. Is using recorded calls legal where you are? Here, not so much.

    Ranchers hire hunters to eliminate the threat to...
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    Actually, this might help with a problem I have...

    Actually, this might help with a problem I have with unlit back stairs that I have trouble running power to. I suppose the big box is carrying the tape? Certainly would be a lot cheaper than...
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    Batch - Sorry for the delay getting back. I...

    Batch -

    Sorry for the delay getting back.

    I have known several folks who kept emperors. Fed them with stuff from the bait shop and kept them in aquariums. I handled one once and it seemed...
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    What part of AZ? Everything south of the...

    What part of AZ? Everything south of the Mogollon Rim is very different from the Kaibab Plateau. I assume you are in the Phoenix area or south of it.

    1. Always have water with you. In your...
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    That was my thought. Individualism is great, but...

    That was my thought. Individualism is great, but I could build a pretty snazzy 3000+ log home and 2 truck garage for that kind of money - and the wings wouldn't fall off under the snow load.
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    My bet is on there being worm cocoon sacs on the...

    My bet is on there being worm cocoon sacs on the underside of some of the leaves you raked up. If the bag stayed unpunctured I don't see another way. BTW like you used to do we do a lot of leaf bag...
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    I think for most things a six inch deep bed would...

    I think for most things a six inch deep bed would do, but what is under the bed may make a difference. E.g., if it is real hardpan, then many root vegetables would appreciate the extra room that 10...
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    What they missed was, for example: - if there...

    What they missed was, for example:

    - if there is livestock in a desert environment that means that a source of drinkable water is most likely somewhere nearby (being aware, though, some desert...
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    What Sarge said. I hate snakes. Tree vipers can...

    What Sarge said. I hate snakes. Tree vipers can look like vines hanging down from the trees, especially at night. Of course, night is the best time to spot wildlife. (And Tokwan is right,...
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    Collector Knives

    A while back I went into the nearest gun shop to me, the owner sells guns on one side of the shop and his wife sells jewelry and curios on the other side. I could tell the owner was in a bad mood,...
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    I agree on the problems with condoms for water,...

    I agree on the problems with condoms for water, especially when they get old sitting around in a survival kit.

    Is your hammock part of your kit? If not, how do you set up to sleep off the...
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    Yesterday I ran into a book about working with...

    Yesterday I ran into a book about working with green wood you might like to see. It's called "Country Woodcraft" by Drew Langsner (Rodale, 1978). It talks about a lot of different projects and...
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    If the entire Yellowstone caldera really blows,...

    If the entire Yellowstone caldera really blows, I'm dead. Too near, nowhere to run. Same probably true if there was a major nuclear attack.

    The great likelihood is that we would just sit...
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    I use something similar to cover raised beds to...

    I use something similar to cover raised beds to keep out deer (and horses). We get rolls of concrete reinforcing wire at the lumber yard that have 6x6 inch spaces between the wires. We cut them in...
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    I like the story but I don’t think that...

    I like the story but I don’t think that spring-guns or man traps can be used nowadays. No matter how emotionally satisfying to a victimized homeowner, I think most states would view using lethal...
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    Thanks for the responses. Pardon my dyslexia. I...

    Thanks for the responses. Pardon my dyslexia. I am leaning toward the O1, even though the rusting issue is greater than with the A2. The oil quench should not be a problem to do.

    I'm thinking...
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    Well, you got me into it Sarge. Lundin is as...

    Well, you got me into it Sarge.

    Lundin is as you describe, he goes to too many of those woo-woo cocktail parties in Sedona to maintain his boyish figure. And his barefoot thing is mostly a...
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