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General Discussion / Re: What are some good wood options for walking stick?
« Last post by wsdstan on Yesterday at 10:19:27 AM »
Echo what Nuke said.  Hickory is on top of my list, especially if you want a shillelagh.  I have Ash on my farm but none of the others.  Our oak is scrub and seldom approaches the length you would want to use.
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General Discussion / Re: What are some good wood options for walking stick?
« Last post by imnukensc on Yesterday at 09:26:50 AM »
Hickory, oak, maple, ash, elm-------pretty much any of them will make a good walking/hiking stick.
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General Discussion / What are some good wood options for walking stick?
« Last post by Punty on Yesterday at 09:12:32 AM »
  So, I have to do some clearing next weekend in Maine, saplings and shrubs. I figure I should keep an eye out for a sapling that will make a good walking stick...something that will be sturdy once dried.

  The woods will be in the Maine mountains...so your talking poplars, maples, oaks, birch, firs, spruce...that kind of thing.  I'm not sure what I should be keeping an eye out for that will make a good, strong walking stick out of a wrist thick or less sapling.

   I plan on making it a kind of long term project...dry it, make some black walnut stain to stain it, do some burning designs and cordage wraps....but I don't want to get off on the wrong foot by choosing a sapling that is the right size and shape, but proves to be a terrible choice of wood.

  Any suggestions would be helpful.
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Food and Cooking / Re: Skottle
« Last post by madmax on Yesterday at 07:58:25 AM »
I can't wait.  I've been thinking about all the things I can cook on it.
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General Discussion / Re: recient wood finds
« Last post by madmax on Yesterday at 07:56:21 AM »
How do you stabilize a giant booger? 
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Food and Cooking / Re: Skottle
« Last post by Yellowyak on Yesterday at 07:54:35 AM »
A quick breakfast on the Skottle this morning. This one is going to Tony at our next camp.

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General Discussion / Re: recient wood finds
« Last post by Yellowyak on Yesterday at 07:49:10 AM »
From Hayshaker:





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Food and Cooking / Re: DUTCH OVEN ACCESSORIES
« Last post by hayshaker on Yesterday at 06:56:45 AM »
the pork roast photo made me drool.
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General Discussion / Re: Sorry. Can't find the super secret place
« Last post by Punty on Yesterday at 06:52:22 AM »
I think there is a role for the State beyond the limitations you set. Just to say: To provide for the common good; might be a way to sum it up.

 Therein lies the trap.

  The "deciders" will decide for you, on your behalf, because some people make poor decisions, so "the deciders" will make decisions for everybody,  and some of those decisions will not benefit you.

   Then, before long, "the deciders" will decide what the common good is, and that doesn't mean it will be good for you.  But...hey...you asked for it...because you wanted to appoint people to make decisions for you and everyone else...otherwise known as, "the common good".

  As HL Mencken said: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule."

  The thing is...we all want what is best, what serves the common good, what benefits us all. The problem is that appointing superiors to start making decisions on behalf of the common good, never works out as intended....it's just that as human beings...we like to let other people make decisions for us, because it makes us feel safe. As a species, we will forever be screwed over by that instinct, from the beginning to the end of time, and there will always be wolves in sheep's clothing willing to take that responsibility to be your master and caretaker and decide what the common good is. No shortage of those types.

  Cheers. :cheers:
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Self-Made Knives / Re: Great Grandpa's buck
« Last post by hayshaker on Yesterday at 06:42:16 AM »
that there's a pretty knife.
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