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General Discussion / Re: Sorry. Can't find the super secret place
« Last post by Punty on Today at 12:43:58 PM »
  The first thing you need to understand, is that leftists derive their political views from emotion, and they self identify with their political beliefs. It is "who they are". It is how they measure whether they are a good person or not.

  That means that;

A) Debate, or even discussion, is not productive. To try to discuss their views, in their mind, you are like a psychologist trying to tell them that they're feelings aren't real. It's pointless.

B) Because they derive their self image from their political beliefs, any challenge to their beliefs is a personal attack. Your not challenging their beliefs, in their mind, you are insulting them. You are impugning who they are as a person. That makes you an evil. despicable, hateful person....and who wants to be friends with an evil, despicable, hateful person?

  Got that so far?   Here is the solution;

  Smile knowingly. Don't say anything at all. Just smile. If they ask a question or challenge you, and they will...because if they don't confirm that you are in agreement with them, in their mind you see them as a small, lesser, stupid person....and they're not going to like that, and their self defense mechanism will be to attack you personally and try to demean you, and call you stupid, and bigoted, or whatever...because in their mind, you've already done that to them...even if you never said anything.

  So...what good is "smiling knowingly".  Not much, in the short term. But, down the road when it gets brought up, you'll be able to say "I never said a word the whole time, I didn't say anything. I don't even know where all that came from." And then smile. Knowingly.

  That, my friend, is the ONLY moral high ground you will ever be granted by a leftist. That you never said anything at all. It was all them.

  Cheers. :cheers:
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General Discussion / Re: The Stranger in the Woods
« Last post by Spyder1958 on Today at 09:21:00 AM »
Graylan,  we enjoyed following you on FB this summer.  Brought back good memories.


We had a little culture shock too pulling off I-75 in G-ville after a summer in the mountains.  The "Will work for food" people were literally running up and down the exit ramp to collect $$ from people.  A couple of tweekers had me holding my 9 mm in hand until the light changed.  One wasn't long for this world by her looks.  Sad.  I didn't hand out any money.

Hope you had a good time in NC as well Tony. We sure enjoyed our trip hanging out with the kids, doing nice day hikes, eating lunch along a trail or stream and the views were unreal. As soon as I can download all the photo's and trans to a host site I'll start a thread to share here.
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General Discussion / Re: The Stranger in the Woods
« Last post by madmax on Today at 04:11:27 AM »
what's a tweeker? is that anything like a twerker/ don't know just curious

LOL.  I guess we can be thankful there were no twerkers on the off ramp.
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General Discussion / Re: The Stranger in the Woods
« Last post by Pete Bog on Today at 12:50:08 AM »
what's a tweeker? is that anything like a twerker/ don't know just curious

Someone addicted to meth of other speed drugs. Usually exhibit obsessive compulsive behaviors. Poor teeth, sunken eyes, usually having a bad hair day is a way of life for them.

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General Discussion / Re: Trying to get back here
« Last post by Dano on Yesterday at 08:08:02 PM »
Thanks hayshaker!
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General Discussion / Re: The Stranger in the Woods
« Last post by hayshaker on Yesterday at 07:10:19 PM »
what's a tweeker? is that anything like a twerker/ don't know just curious
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General Discussion / Re: The Stranger in the Woods
« Last post by madmax on Yesterday at 10:34:12 AM »
Graylan,  we enjoyed following you on FB this summer.  Brought back good memories.


We had a little culture shock too pulling off I-75 in G-ville after a summer in the mountains.  The "Will work for food" people were literally running up and down the exit ramp to collect $$ from people.  A couple of tweekers had me holding my 9 mm in hand until the light changed.  One wasn't long for this world by her looks.  Sad.  I didn't hand out any money.
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General Discussion / Re: The Stranger in the Woods
« Last post by Spyder1958 on Yesterday at 10:21:24 AM »
Returned home last nite after two weeks of camping and visiting Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah.
What was so refreshing to me was not seeing freeloaders on every corner looking for a handout, because they are to damn lazy to work for there living.
Not until I drove into Salt lake City, stopped to have lunch and had a very skinny lady with a sign asking for food. We did give her some, a bag of trail mix. Here in florida, I usually want give them the time of day. They are usually young, over weight, have great looking cloths and a Bicycle hid. Just to lazy to work.
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Gear Reviews / Re: Raging River Bushcraft Haversack
« Last post by Orbean on Yesterday at 05:51:24 AM »
Almost any application I see, even this one, is going to need a seperate mask on that B&B quality edge.

Ultimately, a scheme that has the head along the bottom of the bag with the haft pointing up would be my preference, even if you might see me some other time with another haft hanging down.
   The size of the Bag, again, begs for its own scale of tool size.

That's why I'm not so fond of molle, rather than attach auxiliary bags all over- I'd choose a larger bag... better to do without than wear cargo shorts but any shirt, vest or coat pocket in lower temps -works too

Thanks for the input!  Larger bags do allow for more gear, and I usually oblige and fill it up!

Good review and good photos to go with it.  I like the bag and the only thing I would change is what Unknown mentions as far as a hatchet goes.  I also prefer the type of holder where you insert the hatchet handle up through the top loop and then turn it 180 degrees so the handle points down and fasten it with a separate strap.  (the way ice axes were traditionally carried on a small back packs.  With the haversack it would require a blade cover of some kind.

I looked it up.  Price is $99.95  (100 of them frogskins Wolfy was asking about)

They have some nice stuff too.  Pricey but really looks to be well made.

Hey brother, I like carrying large axes that way too.  I have a Hidden Woodsmen haversack here that I plan on reviewing and comparing the two bags.

Thanks for the clear, and straightforward pics. Two ditty bags made to fit- I like that, since those lil boogers are always needed for any top load type bag. Except for the molle, it seems pretty sensible in the way it's set up- like the side pockets and the hatchet sleeve. My shoulder bag is a bit smaller, still the vertical gussets beg to be compartments. Making them so seems spot on to me. Though the sleeve fits well with the construction and simplifes adaptability (for tools, different users) I'd still prefer the hatchet holder on the back of the bag- just so I didn't have to unlatch the lid to get my axe.

Good point about quicker access to the axe when it's held in the back of the haversack.  Thanks for the input brother!

Great review of what appears to be a great bag, but how many frogskins will it cost? :shrug:

It's $99.95, the Hidden Woodsmen it $85.  Both very good haversacks.

Cool review and it looks like a great bag, but one trip does not make for a true test of a piece of outdoor equipment. A couple of dozen trips will add to the usefulness of the review.

Very true Orbean.  I agree longer testing would yield a more in-depth review.   We, my gf and I, only carried for the 7 days we were in Banff National Park.

Thank you for taking the reading my post as it was meant. Seven days does make for a good intial time period for a review, so knowing that, your review  carries more weight with me. Not that i did not like it orginally. It would be interesting if you were to add your thoughts as times goes on. 
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General Discussion / Re: Sorry. Can't find the super secret place
« Last post by madmax on Yesterday at 05:45:10 AM »
Came home yesterday for a round of Dr. and dentist appointments.

 I paddled twice a week with the gang after the meltdown.  I didn't invite my friend who wore the MAGA hat to paddle and provoke again. I didn't bring up politics and neither did they.  We had a ton of stuff to talk about without that.  We drank beer and ate at the takeout and told tall tales.  Nobody's mind was changed.  No one jumped ship to the other side (#walkaway  lol).  We talked about past trips, bucket lists, good eats in various towns (2 entrepreneurial restaurateurs in the group), and new whitewater gear (a couple of guys are in the biz and get free prototypes) we coveted.  We even talked bushcraft some.  One fellow was experienced in it and would've fit right in on a Pot and Machete trip.  Open fire cast iron cooking intrigued the chefs.  A couple prancing UL hikers were aghast at our camping techniques but swallowed it fairly well.

Almost like old times.  I don't imagine the strain will get better in the next 2 years but we saved this summer.  But I won't be "not wearing" my NRA or MAGA hats down here in FL.  And everything goes with camo.
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