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  1. Thread: Wicks

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    Ouch ... just the thought of smouldering Underoos...

    Ouch ... just the thought of smouldering Underoos makes me cringe. Thanks for the warning, Rick ... I won't EVER experiment while actually WEARING char-clothes! (Not now, anyways ... ) :) Be safe out...
  2. Thread: Wicks

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    Rick ... that's a very good suggestion, methinks!...

    Rick ... that's a very good suggestion, methinks! As an insert for a sleeping bag, I suppose the only real consideration would be how heavy the material is. It certainly seems as if it would be warm...
  3. Thread: Wicks

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    Tooltime ... How thick are these all cotton...

    Tooltime ... How thick are these all cotton belts? I have done a lot of experimenting with different thicknesses of cotton fabric in making "char cloth" for use in fire starting with flint and steel....
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    Hello, fitfisherman! Welcome to a fellow...

    Hello, fitfisherman! Welcome to a fellow Michigander ... enjoy the conversation! NorthWind
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    Hmm ... Don't have to be a sissy to read about...

    Hmm ... Don't have to be a sissy to read about living closer to nature than most people ever will. The Little House book series is simply a really good first-hand look into another time and culture...
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    What really peeves me are all the peons that get...

    What really peeves me are all the peons that get so p-o'd about p*ss. Just my .02c :)
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    Exactly ... Chris nailed it on the head. The...

    Exactly ... Chris nailed it on the head. The reason some (myself included) have been popping in to read and not post lately is just precisely that. Cabin fever and all ... It just feels great to get...
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    Welcome aboard! We're in Michigan. Plenty of snow...

    Welcome aboard! We're in Michigan. Plenty of snow ... :)
  9. Thread: Salt

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    I just read in Ellsworth Jaeger's book "Wildwood...

    I just read in Ellsworth Jaeger's book "Wildwood Wisdom" that a plant supposedly grows all over North America called "Colt's Foot" that some native tribes would harvest for the salt content....
  10. Thread: Salt

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    Actually ... I have heard that about Hickory...

    Actually ... I have heard that about Hickory twigs in several places (I also read "My Side of the Mountain", but have heard this elsewhere). If we are going to practice skills that could someday save...
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    Just my .02c worth ... Every member of our US...

    Just my .02c worth ... Every member of our US Armed Services deserves our gratitude, regardless of when, where or how they served (or are serving). They all do a great job, and I don't care what...
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    Whoa there, AP ... I was not aware that a 9v...

    Whoa there, AP ... I was not aware that a 9v battery would start my 000 steel wool. Thanks for the tip! I also carry an Altoids tin with a ferro stick/sparker, a 1.5" piece of hacksaw blade for...
  13. Just a thought ... I agree that "one" definition...

    Just a thought ... I agree that "one" definition of "attitude" happens to be the more well-used understanding of the term (that of an emotion or a feeling). BUT ... as a pilot, I see another side to...
  14. The financial news just this past week (02/01/08)...

    The financial news just this past week (02/01/08) has shown how intertwined the world's financial markets are to the USA and Wall Street. This IS reality ... if the US has a depression, EVERYONE in...
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    Nell and Mike ... I'm just North of you both, and...

    Nell and Mike ... I'm just North of you both, and they've been predicting the same for us in Michigan. 15 degrees before sunup, rain all night with freezing rain before it's done. I agree with Nell,...
  16. Rick ... Thanks for the link! They also have some...

    Rick ... Thanks for the link! They also have some nice looking wall tents in there. Looks like cabingirl won't exactly get a "cheap" chimney oven there, but the one these fellows sell looks...
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    Of course ... in case any of these things become...

    Of course ... in case any of these things become reality, it's also quite possible that we'd all be saying "Adios" for good, and would need to have a local (family and carefully selected group of...
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    Beo ... Great exercise! These are all valid...

    Beo ... Great exercise! These are all valid possibilities you've mentioned, and so it's all the more essential that we stay focused on the need to be prepared. I'd also like to "hope for the best,...
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    Hmmm ... sounds familiar. Try using the "search"...

    Hmmm ... sounds familiar. Try using the "search" function of this Forum. There's been a lot written in earlier postings about kits. Also some very good advice to those wanting to jump into the...
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    Rick ... Thanks for the input. We have both a...

    Rick ... Thanks for the input. We have both a Tractor Supply and an Ace Hardware here. I'll be looking at both places. The walled tent I plan on making will include a stove pipe fixture so I can have...
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    Beo ... Thanks for the tip! I've been eyeing a...

    Beo ... Thanks for the tip! I've been eyeing a walled tent design for Rendezvous in the fall, and a simple tarp for use on extended ("overnight") hikes this summer. I'd like to get some cloth and...
  22. Welcome ... and please never assume that you have...

    Welcome ... and please never assume that you have nothing to contribute. By all means, add your "nickle-ninety-eight" whenever you can. I have thoroughly enjoyed cruising through some of these...
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    wildWoman ... I agree with your thought that...

    wildWoman ... I agree with your thought that humanity in general has a deepset need to be alone with the Natural Order periodically. While most likely wouldn't truly make it in a purely wilderness...
  24. Thread: Tents

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    Ahh, yes, Catfish ... We'd better cache lotsa...

    Ahh, yes, Catfish ... We'd better cache lotsa COFFEE! Since reading the article on "Backpack Survival" referenced earlier, it's looking more and more like "Buggin IN" is a much better proposition. I...
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    Does anyone have a good pattern for mukluks? This...

    Does anyone have a good pattern for mukluks? This sounds like what I've been looking for. Any help is appreciated! NorthWind
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