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    WOW! TM that was a great post, personally I think it should be on the Main Page, very very good write up. Seems we have another great mind in the Pack.
    While I have a little knowledge on the outdoors I am always learning here, everytime I get on here I learn something new.
    Anyway I can help anyone out let me know and TM glad that something I posted helped you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I second that...

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    TucsonMax,

    I have been quite busy this summer and have not posted here much, so first I will say welcome to the insanity.

    Secondly, that is a very well thought out and beautifully executed post. Much applause!

    Personally, I believe the you will be a great asset to the forum and you've learned the how-to and have laid a solid foundation on which to build your house of survival knowledge. It should be very sturdy as learning is an ever evolving and growing process.

    Good Luck!
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    From another newbie, that was very insightful. The devil is in the details.
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    TucsonMax,

    I am still a bumbling idiot (I liked that term in your post) and am trying to learn so I can move to Newbie status.

    Thanks for writing an excellent post. Though I've been a member here since earlier this year, I took a hiatus while getting settled into my new, very concrete, South American living environment. We are hoping to get some country land soon so I am just now getting back into trying to learn, and am putting together goals for a 1-year survival plan for a family of 6 (including 4 kids ages 6 & under.)

    For some of us who are also trying to put together 1-pagers, do you have a blog or site where you post any of the information you've put together?
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    Smhg - you should pick Pict's brain when you see him on line. He just moved back to Brazil last week.
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    Crashdive123 - thanks! He has sent a note to me back in April when I joined and I finally wrote back the other day when I came back to the forum. Brazil is a very different kind of place and it is hard to find the things I need/want. I will for sure be picking his brain for tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smhg-in-brazil View Post
    For some of us who are also trying to put together 1-pagers, do you have a blog or site where you post any of the information you've put together?
    smhg:
    Thanks for your kind words.
    I hadn't thought of posting my 1-pagers. They need cleaning-up and some more work to make sense, but a good idea. I'll work on in after the 1st.
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    heres a tiny thought: if you dont know anything about the topic youre posting to, maybe it would be best to not post at all.

    if youre going to inject a bit of humor thats just fine with me. i think we all like the humor around here.

    but ive read post after post after post where a guy asks a question and 10 people feel the need to say "sorry, i dont know anything about that." it makes it pretty hard to sift through to get to a bit of knowledge.

    just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bladen View Post
    heres a tiny thought: if you dont know anything about the topic youre posting to, maybe it would be best to not post at all.

    if youre going to inject a bit of humor thats just fine with me. i think we all like the humor around here.

    but ive read post after post after post where a guy asks a question and 10 people feel the need to say "sorry, i dont know anything about that." it makes it pretty hard to sift through to get to a bit of knowledge.

    just a thought.
    It's a trade off. If somebody asks a question to which folks that are on-line do not know the answer ---- we've been accused of ignoring somebody because they were new, or asked a "dumb" question. It's not the case, but it seems to happen a lot if no responses are received.
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    Thanks for the primer. I need all the anti-bumble ammo I can get.

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    Hey, where in the world is TucsonMax?!
    Hope he got that car fixed.

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    I wasn't able to see which questions I got wrong after I took the quiz. Is there a trick I missed ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by doormatt View Post
    I wasn't able to see which questions I got wrong after I took the quiz. Is there a trick I missed ?
    When you take the quiz it and hit the grade me button it will give you the areas you need to brush up on. There is then a button that will give you the details on each question you missed, along with an email being sent to the address you provided.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doormatt View Post
    I wasn't able to see which questions I got wrong after I took the quiz. Is there a trick I missed ?
    Go back and take it over. When in doubt answer "waterproof".
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    You know we're going to have to put a leash on you don't you? We can't have you runnin' around the front yard scaring all the neighbors.

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    ha ha.. you must be the class clown. I love clowns.

    here's a question for you..
    as a Kentuckian.. at what point, did your fingers begin out numbering your teeth?

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    Wow! I'm sure with that as your second post, you will endear yourself to the membership here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Wow! I'm sure with that as your second post, you will endear yourself to the membership here.
    What's worse is now he's got kyrat's attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BENESSE View Post
    What's worse is now he's got kyrat's attention.
    Yeah, I hope he has good luck with that.
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