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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,...
  9. 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...
  10. Current reading... Forest Life - GWS (Nessmuk)

    Out on a date to the public library with #1 wife, this one caught my eye.

    Forest Life
    George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)

    Not exactly survival, but Woodcraft still. Kinda plods through the...
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    Y'all could spread he word that they are good in...

    Y'all could spread he word that they are good in gumbo and the coonasses will have them wiped out in a year or two...

    Or invent a new dish called "Blackened Monkey Butt" ...... Well, maybe not...
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    From what I've seen and heard, monkeys don't seem...

    From what I've seen and heard, monkeys don't seem to have a discriminating palate. So, I suppose the sour oranges are destined to remain in ornamental status.

    As far as having monkeys jumping out...
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    A lot of my stuff met that fate. Alan

    A lot of my stuff met that fate.

    Alan
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    Just remember WD40 burns. A long time ago I...

    Just remember WD40 burns.

    A long time ago I had an electric weedeater. It started having issues so I doused it good with WD40 and pulled the trigger. Big ole fire happened almost instantly. ...
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    Trifoliate Orange

    It's an invasive specie from Asia but they do grow wild... I've got one growing in my new yard and it has a few hundred plum sized oranges on it. They have lots of seeds and are kinda bitter. ...
  16. Survival is tough. It's tougher if you're...

    Survival is tough.

    It's tougher if you're stoopid...


    Alan
  17. I don't have mirrors in my room... That way I...

    I don't have mirrors in my room... That way I always look how I think I look and I'm so used to scowls and derisive remarks that It doesn't bother me. Besides the crickets screaming in my ears most...
  18. I go "two legged jeans" or nothing at all. ...

    I go "two legged jeans" or nothing at all.

    Maybe cargo shorts when fishing in the Summer.

    Not going skinny dipping in the Congo, that's for sure.

    Alan
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    I'd take those earthworms and turn them into fish...

    I'd take those earthworms and turn them into fish and eat the fish. If there were no fish about, I'd bait up a snare and catch a bird and eat the bird.

    With earthworms, it's not so much the...
  20. BVds? Alan

    BVds?

    Alan
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    What's the problem? I know that aesthetics are at the forefront of my trips to the throne room each morning!

    Alan
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    Knitting requires the use of two knitting needles...

    Knitting requires the use of two knitting needles (not the sewing kind) and earthworms should be kept out of the coffee....

    Alan
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    It was probably just a blackjack. They're too...

    It was probably just a blackjack. They're too lazy to carry sledgehammers in Kenner...

    Alan
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    I don't like where this thread went... I plan...

    I don't like where this thread went...

    I plan to continue using electricity to heat the water as opposed to a purely ... uh ... biological method...

    Also, just in case anyone was getting the...
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    Even during the 80's when hot tubs were "The...

    Even during the 80's when hot tubs were "The Thing" I never had any desire to use one. Mostly because I didn't have one of my own (I'm not interested in sitting in someone else's warm soup) and I've...
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