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Gear Reviews / Re: MOST POPULAR GEAR OPTIONS FOR 2017
« Last post by lgm on Yesterday at 01:23:54 PM »
I can speak to a few,
I have the sawyer mini water filter and like it for its size and versatility I used in the BWCA . On that same trip the most popular filter was the life straw. Both seam to work well.
The Mora is as we all know a fine knife. Some might not like it but that doesn't mean it's not good.
I have a polor water bottle, found it on a backpack trip if memory serves,  looked new then. It is good enough, my daughter layed clam to it.
I have used mountain house meals a few times on backpacking trips, don't want to pay for or eat them daily but I will buy them again,  most say "2 servings " not after a day of hiking.
Swiss army knife is like the Mora, it just works & every outdoors man should own at least one.
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Help Desk / Re: on using leather stamping tools
« Last post by PetrifiedWood on Yesterday at 12:51:33 PM »
Might be worth trying a piece of leather or rawhide on the face of the wooden mallet to help prevent splitting.
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Country and Rural Living Skills / Re: How about a mule?
« Last post by John Van Gelder on Yesterday at 12:35:51 PM »
I was out for a spin on my motorcycle a few years ago, going down a fairly remote piece of road, I looked up on the ridge above me and standing in the rocks was a Mouflon.  At tthe time I did not know that there were any in OR.  I checked with one of my hunter ed friends and he advised that the area where I was riding was part of a hunting club, and they had released a number of Mouflon for the members to hunt.

Those guys moved around a lot and  and about six months later when I was elk hunting I ran into another nice ram about 50 miles away from where I saw the first one.  They are neat to see out in the wild.
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Help Desk / Re: on using leather stamping tools
« Last post by wolfy on Yesterday at 12:10:51 PM »
Like crashdive, I use a lightweight, rawhide mallet.....you're looking for control, not weight.   For your tooling surface, check out someone that deals in marble or granite countertops for scrap pieces.  Cheap and very effective choices. 8)
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Gear Reviews / MOST POPULAR GEAR OPTIONS FOR 2017
« Last post by wolfy on Yesterday at 11:56:44 AM »
I found this kind of interesting and thought some of you, that have had experience with some of them, might chime in and give us your $.02-worth, too......

http://www.alloutdoor.com/2018/01/18/the-best-camping-gear-and-emergency-preparedness-items-on-amazon-according-to-you/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=2018-01-20&utm_campaign=Weekly+Newsletter:shrug:
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Country and Rural Living Skills / Re: How about a mule?
« Last post by Old Philosopher on Yesterday at 11:26:48 AM »
The Barbary Sheep in Hawaii went feral, and finally became a 'game animal'. Don't know if that is still the case, though.

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Help Desk / Re: on using leather stamping tools
« Last post by Old Philosopher on Yesterday at 11:22:51 AM »
Ebony would be an excellent choice!
As for making tools, I started leather stamping before I could afford the real deal. I made several stamps out of 20p nail heads, using a Dremel tool. I ground off the pointy end, and used the Dremel to make leaf stamps, and others I copied from pictures of "real" tools.
I've never visited the Tandy Leather website, but they used to be my go-to source for any leather, or tools.
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Help Desk / Re: on using leather stamping tools
« Last post by Spyder1958 on Yesterday at 09:51:25 AM »
Sweetgum wood makes a good mallet
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General Discussion / Re: some new things learned about leathercraft
« Last post by Spyder1958 on Yesterday at 09:32:28 AM »
You will have fun in your new journey :thumbsup:
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Country and Rural Living Skills / Re: How about a mule?
« Last post by John Van Gelder on Yesterday at 07:43:56 AM »
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You are right on that, there are a great many imported species, both plant and animal that have had disastrous results. One that comes to mind is the starling, not an indigenous bird, and they have turned into a real pest, the Nutria in the South, the problem with feral pigs in a great many places.   Then there is the Kudzu, a lovely climbing plant, that turned into a disaster, the list goes on and on.   
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