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I'm not even going to bother getting into all my health issues, but so far you guys are making me feel pretty damn good!
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Old Philosopher, I agree 100%. A good quality tool doesn't have to cost you a lot of money.

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@ Wolfy,
You sound like you're in fine shape! But I know what you mean. I just completed 3 months therapy for both shoulders and elbows. I'm not always in pain though and when I am it's only because I'm awake.
Join the club. Shoulder surgery on rt shoulder twice, now the left one in out of whack.  It takes both arms to hold my cordless drill above me head for more than 30 sec at a time.   :-\
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Old Philosopher, I agree 100%. A good quality tool doesn't have to cost you a lot of money.

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@ Wolfy,
You sound like you're in fine shape! But I know what you mean. I just completed 3 months therapy for both shoulders and elbows. I'm not always in pain though and when I am it's only because I'm awake.

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Gear Reviews / Re: E rations
« Last post by Homesteader on Today at 08:02:56 PM »
I had some 3800 calorie USCG emergency rations.  The were guaranteed to be good for 5 years.  I opened one after seven years and it had morphed into a cobble stone.  Made a nice patio  out of them.

These Datrex are good for 5 years too and approved by the USCG, they might be the same thing you have. Two more years and I'll have cobblestones? Might be worth the wait :)
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Gear Reviews / Re: E rations
« Last post by Quenchcrack on Today at 07:43:21 PM »
I had some 3800 calorie USCG emergency rations.  The were guaranteed to be good for 5 years.  I opened one after seven years and it had morphed into a cobble stone.  Made a nice patio  out of them.
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:shrug:.......<Is that raising them high enough?  :rofl:

Sure, if you got arthritis that's pretty good. :P
I knew you were going to be trouble from the first day you posted in 'Introductons.' :doh:

Keep it up! :lol: :cheers:

BTW, I have had rotator-cuff surgery on both shoulders AND arthritis, so that truly IS about as high as I can raise my arms. ;D
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I feel safer with a quality axe. I've worked with junk axes that quickly go dull enough to glance off a tree. That's a scary situation when you have to jump out of the way of your own axe. You don't generally have to worry about the head flying off a quality axe either. Also I think if you spend $150 on an axe you are less likely to misuse it and are more careful about what you are swinging at.  See that? A quality axe can even make you smarter. Raise your hand if you don't need to be smarter.     :)
Just my 2-cents, but putting a new haft on a vintage head accomplishes 2 things: 1) you have good steel that won't dull or chip, and 2) after cleaning up the head, and finessing the handle into place, you have enough emotional investment to take care of how you use the thing. Also, if you hang the head yourself (provided you know what you're doing) you don't worry about it "flying off".  ;)
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:shrug:.......<Is that raising them high enough?  :rofl:

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :doh:
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:shrug:.......<Is that raising them high enough?  :rofl:

Sure, if you got arthritis that's pretty good. :P
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General Discussion / Re: Feeling the years ?
« Last post by Mannlicher on Today at 05:09:05 PM »
past 71 now, and yeah,  I feel the years.   lol   Bad ticker, just replaced the right hip,  osteoarthritis and some other issues.  Never say die though,  and I  keep on doing what I can.  October it will be hunting in Wyoming.  Later, a river trip in Georgia.  Then it's deer hunting in Florida, hog hunting in Georgia, and some hiking.  More camping.  I am not going to be slowing down.
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