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General Discussion / Re: BRRRRR!
« Last post by Old Philosopher on Yesterday at 09:57:50 PM »
Today, up around Wichita, I signaled to turn back into the 'slow' lane after passing a truck, but I must have pushed the stalk past the first detent and it stayed on.  I can't hear worth sour apples, but Heather heard the ticking sound it makes and told me my turn signal was still on.  She's constantly reminding me that I need hearing aids, so I thought fast and told her I was only practicing for driving in Florida. :coffee:
(NOTE TO SELF: "Look for blinking light on the dash." ) :lol:
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Other Outdoor Gear / Re: Tent Question
« Last post by wolfy on Yesterday at 09:32:36 PM »
I ain't seeing any photos Wolfy.

It's a series of three YouTube videos from Lonnie at Far North Bushcraft telling how to make a pretty slick & substantial looking 2-3 person hot 'tipi' out of a plastic tarp & Gorilla Tape.  There's also a video on the 5 gallon paint bucket stove that he made to heat it with.  Anyway, I thought it looked like an inexpensive and pretty easily constructed project for making a wintertime hot tent.  You can go to YouTube and see them, also .
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General Discussion / Re: BRRRRR!
« Last post by wolfy on Yesterday at 09:23:12 PM »
Today, up around Wichita, I signaled to turn back into the 'slow' lane after passing a truck, but I must have pushed the stalk past the first detent and it stayed on.  I can't hear worth sour apples, but Heather heard the ticking sound it makes and told me my turn signal was still on.  She's constantly reminding me that I need hearing aids, so I thought fast and told her I was only practicing for driving in Florida. :coffee:
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General Discussion / Re: It's Enormous and it's Coming Toward You!
« Last post by woodsorrel on Yesterday at 07:44:09 PM »
wsdstan, it's interesting to hear your thoughts.  As a hunter, you have a practical interest in the squirrels not giving you away.

When I track, the birds around me issue alarm calls.  But if I move slowly and put out a "peaceful vibe," they resume their normal behavior and I can move silently.  I don't enjoy this courtesy from the local squirrels.  As long as I'm visible, they don't return to baseline.  And they see me coming and going.

But they've also helped me find fox and bobcat.  So at least they're not singling me out.  :)

- Woodsorrel
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General Discussion / Re: It's Enormous and it's Coming Toward You!
« Last post by wsdstan on Yesterday at 07:30:29 PM »
Steve where I hunt Turkey there are a fair number of squirrels.  Especially along the river or the creeks that feed into the river.  I have found these, in our area anyway, to use the kuk sound (chattering)  when you approach them but have never heard the other sounds. It is when I am moving after first light and if one sees me and starts chattering I will usually just keep going and when I am just a little bit out from the tree they are in it goes quiet.  It may be that they make the other sounds when I am far enough away that I cannot hear them.  If you sit down and don't move when they are chattering at you they soon quit and won't carry on until you get up. 

Squirrels move about a fair bit during the day and it is not unusual for them to travel on the ground from one tree to another when there is not any other way to get where they are going.  If one come close to where I am sitting and I make a quick movement they will dash away and go up the nearest tree, find a good vantage point, and chatter at you for a time but in that instance no further sounds are made. 

I will listen a bit better this Spring to see if I can hear the sounds noted in the sound tracks. 
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General Discussion / Re: OK, so mankind isn't all bad.
« Last post by Pete Bog on Yesterday at 07:06:14 PM »
   I think there's a lot of really good folks out there. It's when they gather in bunches that the personal level of empathy goes down. (insert picture of U.S. capitol in background) :fire1:
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General Discussion / It's Enormous and it's Coming Toward You!
« Last post by woodsorrel on Yesterday at 07:01:19 PM »



Things are a bit slow so I thought I'd post a link to an article that talks about tree squirrel alarm calls. 

Tree squirrels are vigilant, always on the lookout for predators.  They're also loudmouths!

If you?re tuned to what squirrels are saying, you can use it to your advantage.  You can detect unseen animals, and minimize your own disturbance as you walk through the woods.

This article shows you how to do it.  Have you ever used squirrels to find animals while you hike?

It's Enormous and it's Coming Toward You! How to interpret Squirrel Alarm Calls (Audio)



- Woodsorrel
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General Discussion / Re: OK, so mankind isn't all bad.
« Last post by wsdstan on Yesterday at 04:41:47 PM »
 :shocked:

nice gesture on his part, and on her part.
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General Discussion / OK, so mankind isn't all bad.
« Last post by madmax on Yesterday at 03:30:24 PM »
Kelly went to get gas for our mower.  She paid and started out the door.  An older man said, "Oh I just heard you getting 2 dollars worth of gas.  Here.  Get 10."  She thanked him anyway and profusely explained that she was just getting mower gas.

? I teared up.
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Other Outdoor Gear / Re: Tent Question
« Last post by madmax on Yesterday at 01:19:42 PM »
I wonder what is involved in sewing that tarp so it is a usable tipi?  Anything you look at tell you that?

Hushnel's wife has a degree in sewing and done several teepee-like works.  Hush has got an antique sewing machine fetish right now and can be a great help in steering towards success... if you can get him to pick up the phone.
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