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General Discussion / Re: A Tropical Frontier - The Cow Hunters
« Last post by Mannlicher on Today at 11:15:12 AM »
Lee Gramling and other authors have written a lot of very good books on the Florida Frontier.  The genre is called "Cracker Westerns".
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General Discussion / Re: A Tropical Frontier - The Cow Hunters
« Last post by madmax on Today at 05:44:11 AM »
Cool!  Thanks for the tip. I thought  "A Time Remembered",    was excellent.
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General Discussion / A Tropical Frontier - The Cow Hunters
« Last post by greyhound352 on Yesterday at 07:19:28 PM »
Thought I would share a link that showed up on facebook tonight about a free book on the old Florida ways. I haven't read it yet and will get to it someday.

A Tropical Frontier- The Cow Hunters   https://www.amazon.com/Tropical-Frontier-Cow-Hunters-ebook/dp/B00KK5OC18/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1503191158&sr=1-3&keywords=a+tropical+frontier

I imagine this book to be similar to A Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith

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General Discussion / Re: Feeling the years ?
« Last post by Quenchcrack on Yesterday at 06:48:00 PM »
At Washington today it was a heat index of 105F.  Very little wind.  I drank most of a gallon of water and a couple of pints of Gatorade.  Yeah, glad I was not forging today.  I was wiped when I left.  7 hours of that was enough.
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DIY and Homemade Gear / Re: single strand diamond knot tutorial
« Last post by wolfy on Yesterday at 06:47:01 PM »
Kneat Knot.....and a very clear tutorial! :cheers:    Got it on the first try.....now a few more times to commit it to memory. :P

I use the 'Ashley Stopper Knot' a lot when I don't need much bulk, but this one looks more decorative for lanyard ends, etc. :thumbsup:
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General Discussion / Re: Feeling the years ?
« Last post by Homesteader on Yesterday 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 Yesterday at 12:52:40 PM »
 :cheers:
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General Discussion / Re: Feeling the years ?
« Last post by upnorth on Yesterday 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 Yesterday 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 Yesterday 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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