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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168880 on: December 29, 2017, 08:13:40 AM »
Last fall get together from wildsurvive forum
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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168881 on: December 29, 2017, 10:19:05 AM »
HAPPY BIRTH DAY OLD FAT GUY  :thumbsup:
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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168882 on: December 29, 2017, 09:02:33 PM »
That is cool! Man I have wanted a weather station for while now. We are back from the giant circle we made through the deep south. Drove across a lot of Kentucky and then through a lot of TN, South AR, then into Texas down to the Round Rock area non stop on Friday night and Saturday morning. We left there early Wednesday and drove down to Houston then East into LA on into New Orleans. Stayed the night there and drove from New Orleans to MS, to AL, to a small tip of GA then into East TN, then into SW VA back into Kentucky. Long trip, but got to spend Christmas with my daughter and Grandson and son in law and see some new places in the process.
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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168883 on: December 30, 2017, 08:58:37 AM »
Swedish Military "alcohol stove trangia"
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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168884 on: December 30, 2017, 08:59:28 AM »
I just found out non members cant see pictures  :O
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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168885 on: December 30, 2017, 07:00:01 PM »
hi all feeling run down but doing fine
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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168886 on: January 01, 2018, 08:03:22 AM »
Happy New Year everyone. Hope the upcoming year is great for all.
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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168887 on: January 01, 2018, 09:37:19 AM »
Same to you App  :thumbup:
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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168888 on: January 01, 2018, 06:35:58 PM »
HAPPY NEW YEAR PEOPLE
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.-henry David Thoreau

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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168889 on: January 02, 2018, 03:29:32 AM »
Happy New Year to one and all.  It is 4:11 am here, Tess is still asleep...that slacker.  Just put out the trash for pickup tomorrow, and it is -11F with a light wind, no cloud cover and what looks to be close to a full moon.   Oh, Tess just wandered out of the bedroom and said, "Fire feels nice..." it's 88F here in the house...trying to avoid any water freeze-ups.  We have about 6 inches of snow, and this week we are supposed to stay cold and get 2 to 6 more inches.  Tess is back asleep....not sure she was fully awake.

Thought I might call out some youtube survival type people that I've been watching who seem to know their stuff or it is educational watching them learn:  Far North Bushcraft, David Pearson ReallyBigMonkey, Survival Lilly, and Mr. Chickadee.

And one small tip that I heard and have been thinking about.  If you carry a bow drill set with you...and maybe an antler or vertebrae bearing....why not carry a small steel roller bearing, or two?  Might make friction fire a bit easier?
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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168890 on: January 03, 2018, 10:59:58 AM »
Or carry a hand full of bic"s and a can of charcoal lighter Nuker. LOL Most of the old Les Stroud crowd and the early survivalists went with the unplanned trip to the wilds but today Ive joined the go prepared crowd. "please help me help them find their way back home" We had 21 below zero the other night and I had the hot water to the kitchen sink freeze up and I had to go to the basement and use the hair dryer I keep down there to thaw it out before it cracked the plastic pipe. We fixed it yesterday with and insulation tube that you put around the pipe. Works great now.
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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168891 on: January 07, 2018, 11:09:52 AM »
Im considering shutting the forum down
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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168892 on: January 07, 2018, 11:32:22 AM »
Well, I guess I understand.  I know I don't check in nearly enough anymore.  You have a lot of work and expense to keep it running.  I'd hate to see it go but I see your reasoning.

Log on the fire for now.
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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168893 on: January 09, 2018, 10:02:58 AM »
Were working on a different host for the forum to save so much information for the public. Dave Johnson a former member and tech support guy is working on a new script. Stand by :peace:
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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168894 on: January 09, 2018, 07:02:32 PM »
ok good there is great info here
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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168895 on: January 14, 2018, 07:24:25 PM »
Hey Everyone! Seems pretty quite around here lately.
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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168896 on: January 15, 2018, 06:05:59 AM »
Always busy, never seems to be a minutes rest, and when I do get a minutes rest, I.... well.... rest!!  LOL
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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168897 on: January 15, 2018, 09:06:07 AM »
The data is low enough for a back up Doc thank you
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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168898 on: January 15, 2018, 09:55:09 AM »
Yippee!!,  That backup is a full site backup, so it's easy to restore or move.  My backup was just a data backup, which would restore all the posts, messages, etc, but the site would have had to be rebuilt before restoration.  Big sigh of relief. 
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Re: Campfire Talk
« Reply #168899 on: Today at 06:55:44 PM »
Im having trouble with back ups for the forum. Sorry Ive been sick and I havent been able to eat much for two weeks. :dead:
I hope the war on terror goes better then the war on drugs and the war on poverty
If you dont care where you are your never lost
Im a survivor not a victim
Its not who I am but what I do that defines me.