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General Discussion / Re: BRRRRR!
« Last post by woodsrunner on Today at 02:00:17 PM »
I was going to say you were all wet anyways, but, under the circumstances thought that might seem a bit insensitive of me :P
LOL...sooo i'll just say i'm sure glad you n Heather are OK :)...Dave
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General Outings / Re: #9 Wallace Peak
« Last post by woodsrunner on Today at 01:48:28 PM »
Thanks for watching guys! :)

Tilley?...no Dorfman Pacific...its either a DP or Filson for me...
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General Discussion / Re: BRRRRR!
« Last post by wsdstan on Today at 12:35:41 PM »
I saw photos on FB of wagons with dead calves in them being hauled out of flooded corrals and pastures yesterday.  I feel bad for the calves and for the ranchers.  Glad you are doing well Wolfy, hope it stays that way.
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General Discussion / Re: Hi
« Last post by wsdstan on Today at 12:32:22 PM »
Glad you are back.  There are two things you must do right away.  first we want to know where you were, where you are, what you did, what your doing, and anything else that will make a good story.  Second, you have to stay here.  Easy enough I think.

It is truly nice to have you back.
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General Discussion / Re: Hi
« Last post by WoodsWoman on Today at 11:57:27 AM »
Lets see if I can remember how to use the reply button. Ill come back this evening and chat a bit longer.  Missed you guys too. Life sure can throw some twists at ya.  All is good. WW.
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Production Knives / Re: Helle Dokka Folding Knife
« Last post by wolfy on Today at 09:14:21 AM »
It does look like a very comfortable handle shape, but what keeps the blade/handle joint from loosening over time.....and what's to keep the wood handle from splitting out in a prying or twisting situation?   Not trying to be a smartass, but even Opinels have metal collars underneath the locking rings to prevent such things from happening.   Maybe there's something there that prevents those things from happening that I can't see in the photos? :shrug:
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General Discussion / Re: Hi
« Last post by wolfy on Today at 08:48:22 AM »
 :welcome:  HOME!
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General Discussion / Re: Hi
« Last post by imnukensc on Today at 07:00:16 AM »
I was just thinking about you yesterday and wondering how you were doing.   Every time I put something in the microwave I think, "Put a hole in the middle."  Glad to see you back!
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Production Knives / Re: Helle Dokka Folding Knife
« Last post by Moe M. on Today at 06:10:17 AM »
 I had a Helle fixed blade once, I think it was the Egan model, it was a good knife, I traded it off because of the rat tailed tang, I kept waiting for the handle to crack, it didn't, but I didn't keep it that long either.
 Any folding knife I carry is a pocket knife, I just can't get used to a knife or multi tool pouch hanging off my belt, and the older I get the smaller my pocket knives have gotten, within reason, in my younger days I often carried a Buck 110 or Gerber folder of about the same size though a little lighter, one of my favorites is an old Case Sod Buster Jr., the one I carry lately is a Rough Rider brown smooth bone three bladed stockman, some folks are afraid of slip joint pocket knives, but I grew up with them and I'm comfortable using one.
 I've come to the conclusion that when it comes to knives I much prefer a knife with a flat blade and convex edge or one with a slight bevel,  scandi's bite into wood better (maybe) than convex edge knives, but I'm not a wood carver, my needs are more general purpose when it comes to knives, especially folders.
 But that Dokka is a pretty knife, can't take that away from it. 
 
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General Discussion / Re: Bushcraft or Barbecue
« Last post by Moe M. on Today at 05:27:48 AM »
I guess I'm on Spyder's side of the fence on this one.....sorry, woods. :shrug:    Outside of yours, I don't watch many of the videos, either, although I do catch up with Lonnie and that Australian animal that produces those wordless primitive arts videos.....HE is amazing in his skill sets! :hail:

While I agree with woods that there are a bunch of non-essential cooking videos that seem to be pretty inane and useless, there are some that shine through.  If cooking weren't vitally important to the total outdoor experience, Horace would not have made such a big deal of it in CAMPING AND BUSHCRAFT.  :stir:

In the pre-interweb days when the only Dutch oven books available were Don Holmes' DUTCH OVEN COOKING and the little stapled-back booklet from the Boy Scouts of America (which no longer exists), finding the best & most universally useful staples to take along on an extended stay in the outdoors was learned pretty much on your own by trial & error.  :P

One of my most memorable outdoor cooking experiences was when I took a buddy of mine on his first week-long canoe trip into the Quetico.   From the baking recipe found here in the BASIC FLOUR BARREL thread, I rolled out a batch of dough on the bottom of our overturned Grumman with a Sigg fuel bottle, sprinkled it with a mixture of butter, sugar & cinnamon, sliced it into pieces and baked them in a little 6X9" aluminum bake kettle.  Simple & easy to do, I know....but my partner was so absolutely amazed that he had freshly brewed coffee and hot cinnamon rolls for breakfast out there on a wilderness lake in the Quetico that he still brings it up when we're parked around a campfire. :camp:

I just think good, simple food, cooked to perfection, adds so much more to the enjoyment of any extended sojourn into the outdoors.  Our local Boy Scout troop became famous, among those of our local district, for their excellent pizzas and chicken cordon bleu. ;D

"An army marches on its stomach." 
- Napoleon Bonaparte

"I bake damn good biscuits!"
-Jeremiah Johnson

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