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    When the boys were still at home probably in...

    When the boys were still at home probably in middle school or so, we took them to San Antonio. #1 wife had work related stuff to do so the boys and I took a walk from the hotel of over to "The...
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    Don't worry about it. Most all these guys don't...

    Don't worry about it. Most all these guys don't have any wisdom teeth either. I got mine hacked out when I was 21. Didn't start growing any wisdom back till around 35....

    The only things I...
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    I try not to pay too close attention to the...

    I try not to pay too close attention to the feeding habits or farm animals or pets. Free range poultry and swine will eat most anything, including each other. If the chicken get too close to the hog...
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    Gardening! One of my favorites. We got moved...

    Gardening! One of my favorites. We got moved into a new house in August and I finally decided on a garden site. I broke out my vintage tiller, Troy built, aptly named "The Bronco". 8 seconds is a...
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    you get some cordage (or make some form the sp)....

    you get some cordage (or make some form the sp).

    Find a mott of small trees growing close together clear out in the center of them. Bend the tops of the outside (still sanding) trees over into an...
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    Maybe it's a .............. fork? Alan

    Maybe it's a ..............

    fork?

    Alan
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    Foraging and shelter building. In my...

    Foraging and shelter building.

    In my simplistic way I figure foraging is not so much about what you can eat but more about what you can't or shouldn't eat.

    Shelter building is going to depend...
  8. Oh, yeah... My list in order of importance. ...

    Oh, yeah...

    My list in order of importance.

    1. warm/cool (depending on your area and time of year), dry, tent that is easy to put up and take down.
    2. Food and fire tie for second.
    3....
  9. I started solo camping when I was about 12. I...

    I started solo camping when I was about 12. I had a pup tent, a canteen of water, a flashlight, a couple of cans of vienna sausage, assorted cutlery, and a blanket to sleep under or on. Fire was...
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    Man, if you can get your stuff in it, and stay...

    Man, if you can get your stuff in it, and stay warm and dry or cool and dry, that's all you need.

    Alan
  11. It seems to work pretty good. Well, OP, I...

    It seems to work pretty good.

    Well, OP, I guess that answers your question.

    Alan
  12. OH, ... So, it was a button flush... Alan

    OH, ... So, it was a button flush...

    Alan
  13. Any failure I have ever experienced in the...

    Any failure I have ever experienced in the function of a flush toilet has never been the flush lever... If you are breaking them on a regular basis then you're doing it wrong. It's a toilet, not a...
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    It was a Merry Christmas. I hope you all had one...

    It was a Merry Christmas. I hope you all had one as well.

    Alan
  15. Maybe he just got out after making the wrong...

    Maybe he just got out after making the wrong decision....


    Alan
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    Does drool hurt keyboards? Alan

    Does drool hurt keyboards?

    Alan
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    These wilderness woodsy types have a sixth sense...

    These wilderness woodsy types have a sixth sense about these things.

    Alan
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    I don't like to spend too much time shaving. I...

    I don't like to spend too much time shaving. I shaved every morning for a lot of years. I didn't like it then, I don't like it now. I shave about once or twice a week. I use a Fussion 5. I think...
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    Pad is 32x41. Building (that I just ordered) is...

    Pad is 32x41. Building (that I just ordered) is 30x40. No the vent is not in the pad. The only thing in the pad is the toilet flange. It is a prefab metal building delivered and installed, TT&L...
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    And, that white 2" pipe sticking up back in the...

    And, that white 2" pipe sticking up back in the corner is the vent for the septic line. A throne room in my home away from home. I may not even put up walls just so I can keep the riffraff out!
    ...
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    Well as long as they leave the power tools alone...

    Well as long as they leave the power tools alone they can have at it!

    I've got a back patio where they can do all that stuff with #1 Mimi....

    Alan
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    A major step closer to reality!

    The dream of a wood shop (and other stuff shop) took a big step toward becoming a reality today!

    https://i.imgur.com/CPfGlhO.jpg



    Alan
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    Another vintage book...

    "Alone in the Wilderness" - Joseph Knowles

    Turned out to be the original "Naked and Afraid" except he didn't have a chick along...

    Written in 1913. I enjoyed reading it although I had some...
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    It's great to have this sort of extended family...

    It's great to have this sort of extended family that stretches across the country (and the world sometimes). One of the best things about the internet is forums like these. For that, and much more,...
  25. I pulled up "Woodcraft" last night on Internet...

    I pulled up "Woodcraft" last night on Internet Archive. I saw that quote. Makes a lot of sense.

    It's very easy to carry the sense of urgency of "hurry up and have fun" into the woods, and very...
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