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General Discussion / Re: Feeling the years ?
« Last post by Homesteader on Today at 02:35:41 PM »
You know you're old when you can't walk past a cemetery without someone chasing you with a shovel.
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General Discussion / Re: Feeling the years ?
« Last post by wsdstan on Today at 12:52:40 PM »
 :cheers:
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General Discussion / Re: Feeling the years ?
« Last post by upnorth on Today at 12:50:38 PM »
upnorth; in all probability you are as good as you're going to get.  Once you hit about sixty then things start to slide big time.  Knees wear out, hip joints are shot, eyes are gone and maybe cataracts set in, arteries clog, stents are installed, and you can neither remember anything or hear anything.  Stairs are a PIA and you have to carry heavy stuff one bag at a time.  I am well down the road of all of this.

The good news?  It beats the hell out of the alternative.   :P

Ya it does buddy. I am grateful that I am still quite active and climbing up river valley hills, through brush etc. I had a speed boost about a month ago when I got nailed at least 10-15 times by yellow jackets.
 ;D
I have taken pictures off and on for the last 10 years or so. I find them invaluable for bringing back the memory of a wonderful day or place.
 :)
Unfortunately I am being dragged off to a wedding and reception today, some Klingon school friend of the wives. Now to fake smile and listen all afternoon. I resharpened by Kukri yesterday, I can think about were to take it during this incarceration.
 ;)
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DIY and Homemade Gear / Re: single strand diamond knot tutorial
« Last post by wsdstan on Today at 12:34:14 PM »
Thanks.  I tied up a couple with this tutorial for ends on some lanyards.  Works great.
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General Discussion / Re: August Pics
« Last post by John Van Gelder on Today at 11:57:26 AM »
Loaded, hauled home, unloaded and stacked in my barn.. The picture is just outside the hay shed, where I got the hay.  These guy do up some really nice hay, they have 1000 acres on  the Grand Ronde river..

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General Discussion / Re: Looking for meets
« Last post by Homesteader on Today at 11:45:14 AM »
I'm available just about anytime. My wife and I can't really go together because we have animals to let in every night and out again at dawn. Besides, her idea of roughing it is an overnight in the motor home. Keep me in mind though :)
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DIY and Homemade Gear / single strand diamond knot tutorial
« Last post by asemery on Today at 11:40:38 AM »

The single strand diamond is a nice stopper or ending knot.


Single Strand Diamond Knot tutorial
I thank the Soylent branch of the IGKT for introducing me to this knot

Bring Working End on the right in a loop over itself.


Make another loop on top of the first


Bring WE from right to left over, under, over, under


Bring WE over to the right over the standing part


Bring WE to the left over 1, under 2 and up through the middle


Take the slack out slowly.  DO NOT try to tighten the knot in one go.
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DIY and Homemade Gear / Diamond knot variations
« Last post by asemery on Today at 11:26:27 AM »
b]diamond knot variations[/b]



The single strand diamond is a nice stopper or ending knot.


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General Discussion / Re: Looking for meets
« Last post by madmax on Today at 10:58:19 AM »
My wife and I spend the summers in western NC.  We camp A LOT.  So maybe we can get together then.
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General Discussion / Re: Looking for meets
« Last post by Homesteader on Today at 10:54:00 AM »
Look in the Local Boards for members getting together.  Some of the FL tribe has traveled as far as Kentucky, Virginia, and Georgia.  So you might have to drive a bit.  We have found members around the campfire to be pretty much the same regardless of the state.  Don't be shy.  Post up one if you're going out.

Thanks Max, I somehow missed that part of the forum. I checked out the VA thread (under local boards) and no one has posted there in nearly 2 years. I'll post something there soon.  I'll be checking the threads for other surrounding states too. I don't mind driving but prefer to keep it under 4 hours or so unless it's a special event.
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