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General Discussion / Re: HELLO......hello......hello.....hello (echos)
« Last post by boomer on March 05, 2023, 11:19:59 PM »
Boomer at his most passive/aggressive.

The formal definition of Passive Aggressive Behavior Disorder is found in the DSM-V.  Popularized notions frequently misconstrue diagnostic criteria. 
Other Outdoor Gear / After the campfire
« Last post by boomer on March 05, 2023, 08:00:50 PM »
Many meals, beverages and tales have
 been enjoyed at campfires over they years.  Enough so the campfire was an essential part of the woods lounging experience. 

Times have changed in the SW. Today when camp cooking is to be done or hanging out tie roll sround alternatives to a campfire are the rule.

There are myriad choices on the market and some are very efficient in multiple ways. But some of us still prefer something a bit more old school.

The Solo Stove is in that category    Not really a novel design but more an improvement on an old good design. A bit of kit that is simple, efficient, doesn't sterilize the soil, uses available biomass as fuel source and meets the requirements of contained fires during fire restriction times.

Unfortunately, fire restrictions are very necessary in the forested lands of the SW and have been for a while but that's another story.

A simple design that burns just about everything from twigs to  pine cones to mesquite and oak cleanly and efficiently  The SoloSteve only has 2 pieces nests well in cups or pails and handles a fair amount of weight.  I have enjoyed using one for quite a while. They will burn out after use - like 350 pots of coffee or so. Made great coffee and cooked good meals along the way though.

In the last couple of years market focus seems to have shifted from back woods to include the back deck with some later models large enough to roast a fair sized steer and are quite expensive additions to patio entertaining. Similar to Filsons " evolution" in recent years it seems.

The two small sized models are still offered and are often featured in periodic twofer sales.

Mine have served me well over the years and to paraphrase "Silent Cal" Coolidge: " If this is the kind of thing you like, you'll like it."

General Discussion / Re: HELLO......hello......hello.....hello (echos)
« Last post by Mannlicher on March 05, 2023, 07:15:02 PM »
Boomer at his most passive/aggressive. 
General Discussion / Re: Weather blues
« Last post by boomer on March 05, 2023, 07:14:00 PM »

Interesting read.  The points might seem reasonable to the non scientist or those seekig confirmation bias but among actual scientists in the specific disciplines involved  these arguments have long been put to rest as information in peer reviewed publications indicates.

i am not a Climate scietist but I do try to keep abreast of developments in the field.

The Natural Cycle Variation claim, for instance, can only be defended by omitting a lot of pertinent data  Similarly the CO2 is good for you stuff was debunked back when Reagan said it. 

The issues are not about partisan politics or alternative facts.
General Discussion / Re: Weather blues
« Last post by boomer on March 05, 2023, 07:01:06 PM »

Uhm... No thanks.  I'll stick with peer reviewed  information rather than Toby Young's " content" That includes not only Climate disinformation  but Covid nonsense as well.
The article linked contains so many red flags it is almost amusing.

it is not my intention  to debate denialist disinformation, mistepresentations of the scientific method or conspiracy fabulisims.
General Discussion / Re: Weather blues
« Last post by wolfy on March 05, 2023, 05:25:48 PM »
Thanks for that.....makes me giggle!

I've been going through these scares and warnings all my the end, it comes to nothing. :lol:
General Discussion / Re: Weather blues
« Last post by crashdive123 on March 05, 2023, 09:29:14 AM »
General Discussion / Re: Weather blues
« Last post by crashdive123 on March 05, 2023, 09:27:34 AM »
General Discussion / Weather blues
« Last post by boomer on March 04, 2023, 08:49:06 AM »
 The global climate changes are starting to be recognized by even the most dedicated denialists.  While the claims have changed from "Not Happening" to " Always Changing" to silence things just keep piling up.  In Central Europe major rivers are drying up, agricultural use is being restricted and folks are preparing for more hard choices on top of hard times. Already posted about dry sections of the Mighty Mississippi this winter and halted barge traffic here in The Homeland. Winter storms bought record snowfall to some areas but precipitation patterns relied on for water distribution schemes are out the window in the western states.

Then there's heat. Last spring and summer saw record heat in numerous places some pretty unexpected. New terms like Heat Domes and Cooling Centers are now part of reporting.

What we're seeing today is just the beginning of accurately predicted changes . As glaciers continue to melt and sea levels rise, as storm severity and frequency increases due to warming oceans our world is going to look much different.  Prepping for that is going to be interesting. No point in doing the "Told ya so" thing. It doesn't matter. The world we have known is unequivocally changing and things are going to be very different in a couple of decades or so. And it will be permanent.

The contribution of human industry to Climate Disruption is undeniable by any rational standard. The factual evidence is well known and denial at this point is well, pathetic at best.

Nature will seek a new balance over time. We can always count on that.

Maybe people will eventually seek a new balance as well. We can never count on that.

Im grateful for all the times outside in the sticks. Grateful I introduced the wonders of our world to my kids  Grateful for the quiet revelations time in Nature provides.

Too bad we screwed things up for those who follow.
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