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    Two easy routes. #1. I would enter Nina Moose...

    Two easy routes.

    #1. I would enter Nina Moose River (upper Moose River), paddle into lac la Croix, paddle over into Crooked Lake - then back out. Curtain Falls and Rebecca Falls well worth...
  2. Thread: Annual Garage Sale

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    Tim and Sara, my two youngest kids, are home from...

    Tim and Sara, my two youngest kids, are home from college. The other day we went out to the rummage sales.

    I've pretty much given up on rummage sales, as I have a tendency to collect way too...
  3. Thread: Tap a pine tree

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    I don't know about other parts of the country,...

    I don't know about other parts of the country, but here you can often collect pine gum in chunks from the base of some evergreens, most often spruce - sometimes red pine. You won't get a lot of gum...
  4. Thread: frost heave

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    Frost heaves - you get far enough north - you are...

    Frost heaves - you get far enough north - you are going to have some problems every time you build.

    Friends called me once to fix a basement with frost problems. Supposedly they'd done...
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    Need protein. What was the deal with throwing...

    Need protein.

    What was the deal with throwing rocks/sticks at the gopher when they had a gun? Seemed like a huge waste of time.



    Seems like I've been the lone woodsmen in a group of city...
  6. Thread: True or false?

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    Well, urine will keep a deer out of camp if you...

    Well, urine will keep a deer out of camp if you have any serious man eating deer about.

    Not sure what keeps black bear away, never been that concerned about it, but it must have been mixed in...
  7. Thread: Telescoping Baton

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    I'm an ASP baton instructor. Never thought too...

    I'm an ASP baton instructor. Never thought too much of them. Give me a 26" hickory anytime. PR-24 is my favorite - at least until the Rodney King fiasco. Shows what poor training will get ya.
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    Poll: Depends on the type of camping. If we are at a...

    Depends on the type of camping. If we are at a campground, I bring tooth paste, a brush and floss. If I'm traveling light, I take the poll of a hatchet and pound the end of a green twig into a...
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    We had a bear at the sugar bush last week. ...

    We had a bear at the sugar bush last week. Pretty good size male - probably just out of hibernation. I suppose he liked the smell of the syrup boiling. We threw rocks and sticks at him until he...
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    "Stranded In Alaska"

    Got a chance to see the first show when it was re-broadcast. Jeeze! They sure pick their people for what they don't know, eh?

    My immediate questions:

    Who in their right mind, who has ever...
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    This is bizarre! I have listened to these two...

    This is bizarre! I have listened to these two songs, "I Dreamed a Dream," and "Cry Me a River," multiple times and I don't seem to get tired of them. Usually, once or at the most twice, listening...
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    Like Jason Montana, I once spent about a year on...

    Like Jason Montana, I once spent about a year on the road, though in the 1970s, not the 1990s. What I learned was sightly different, "Poor people are decent - rich people are rich because they are...
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    "Deadly accurate?" Custom trigger pull must have...

    "Deadly accurate?" Custom trigger pull must have done it. I've had five 10-22s over the years, and while they were fun plinkers, they were certainly not deadly accurate. Rough trigger pulls, lot...
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    Of The Human Spirit

    Watched something incredible on U-Tube. A dowdy Scottish woman went on the show, "Britain's Got Talent." The judges (Simon Cowel, et al) pretty much panned her - until she opened her mouth to...
  15. Thread: Deadliest Catch

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    Watched it for a while. Used to commercial fish...

    Watched it for a while. Used to commercial fish salmon and halibut out of AK when I was younger, and the show brought back a lot of memories.

    Kinda got maxed out on the show.
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    Well, I think it's a little better than that. I...

    Well, I think it's a little better than that. I watched it last year and enjoyed it very much.

    Lot of negative comments about the show, but for me, last year, it was very interesting. Just...
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    Darn! Missed it! Wonder if it will be on again?

    Darn! Missed it! Wonder if it will be on again?
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    If you are just storing them until you get home,...

    If you are just storing them until you get home, there are certain types of thick sphagnum moss that you can wrap your fish in. If you keep the moss wet, your fish will stay relatively fresh for...
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    Jimmy Stewart is my favorite in this category -...

    Jimmy Stewart is my favorite in this category - especially his humility concerning his service.
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    Things you Never Knew...

    ...About Your Father.

    Dad has been lonely since mom died this winter. Yesterday he went out and bought a Harley, a real "low rider."

    Dad has never had a motorcycle. I don't know if dad has...
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    How many generations have "they" had to...

    How many generations have "they" had to brainwash? Older folks understood this issue better.

    I always get a charge out of my father-in-law. Doesn't own a gun. Has never hunted. Hasn't owned...
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    Reminds me of the guy who decided to hold up a...

    Reminds me of the guy who decided to hold up a bar - full of off duty cops (true story)
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    I'm afraid it's all true. We are sending the...

    I'm afraid it's all true. We are sending the younger members of the dept off to a training called "Emotional Survival." Basically they are told - in a variety of ways - not to concern themselves...
  24. Thread: Crazy people

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    It's a left wing plot. They just want to get our...

    It's a left wing plot. They just want to get our guns. Liberal equivalent of suicide bombers.:band::band::band:
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    No Rest. Busy Night - Busy Day

    Just putting the last drunk to bed last night when I got a call of two men with guns hammering on the door of a residence (drug deal gone bad). Came up with them after a bit. One had a Remington...
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