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  1. Campfire Talk

    Good for you Swede. Wow everything looks different. Instead of contributing to charity....other than like the good will, if you take that money and help out person to person like Swede did, you can actually see your money and time working.
  2. Campfire Talk

    A hello to all the forum members that I haven't seen for a while. Tess and I spent all day in the woods building up our little bushcraft camping area. Got the bed/sitting area done. Redid the fire area to make it bigger and better. Our woods is about 10 acres and maybe 25 % ash trees. We've been logging them out for firewood and building this bushcraft camping area.
  3. Campfire Talk

    Hey swede how ya doin'?
  4. Inspirational Quotes

    A person's reach should always exceed their grasp. Unknown, but I know for sure I didn't think of it. Always meant to me to keep trying to do stuff that maybe you would never be able to do....but who knows, you might figure it out? I should learn to duckduckgo more stuff.....author is Robert Browning, but not quite in the above form.
  5. Campfire Talk

    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?
  6. Campfire Talk

    Merry Christmas everyone!! Almost 7:00 o'clock am here on Christmas Morning. Have a hot cup of tea, 19 degrees F, wind estimated at 15, gusting to 25. Going to be about 3F by tonight according to weather service. We have nice snow cover, beautiful on the trees. Hope you all; SG, Swede, Sharen, Doc and family, Muddy and anyone else I've had a senior moment and forgotten, have a Merry Christmas and a Grand New Year. Tessa is still sleeping, but I'm sure she would add her best wishes as well.
  7. Campfire Talk

    Are ya recovered yet, Swede?
  8. Campfire Talk

    Tess and I made it back home. We had a wonderful time at Farmageddon 2017. We want to thank Swede and Sharen for being such great hosts. Want to thank all the participants for such great conversations and just excellent company. We would have been home a bit earlier, but when in a big city, we have to stop at Sam's club and get our Sam's club stuff bought. Got home at 7:30 our time.
  9. Campfire Talk

    Tess and I are hoping to make it but we have no exact time of arrival.
  10. Campfire Chat

    We won't be able to make next campfire chat, sheduled for July 1, 2017. Weekend of our annual gaming convention that we host. Hope to see you in August.
  11. Campfire Chat

    Hey everyone. Sorry but somehow both Tess and I completely forgot the scheduled chat. I blame her. One of the things I've noticed about getting older is the darndest things will get forgotten. Anyhow, next scheduled chat is June 3rd, 2017. Nothing stops informal chats in here when anyone wants to, however. Again, my apologies to everyone.
  12. Campfire Chat

    Hello Tessa this is a test
  13. Campfire Chat

    First official chat will be on Saturday May 6, 2017 No set time, as I will be in the room starting at about 4 to 5 pm my time. That'll be 4 to 5 for the East Coast and 1 to 2 pm for the West Coast. Depending on what Tess has scheduled for that day, I may be on earlier. Topics are whatever we want to talk about. Tenderfeet may be the only ones who don't know, but keep in mind the family-friendly atmosphere of the forum.
  14. Campfire Chat

    Nurk here. Set this up for chatting in a little different style than the campfire talk. I'd like to reserve it for groups who want to chat in real time. I got to thinking, Tess can talk on her laptop here too. I'll need to have her sign up. But that brought up a thought. Live chatting, you have to be a lot more forgiving of typo's, mispellings, and the occasional sentence that makes no sense....but that is often what makes it funny. Tess is dyslexic, and no matter what she's mispelled, she simply cannot see it. I often think how can she do that? But, here's a little learning disability of my own. If I stop to think about it, I can tell left from right. If I don't, I will almost automatically turn the wrong way. It also makes turning screws and bolts a challenge...I often actually look at the threads to see what is the correct way to tighten or loosen.
  15. Campfire Talk

    Well, I find out that Muddy and us are on the same time, and three hours ahead of survivorgirl...right now at 6:00 am, she's at 3 am. Let her set the time, and make it the first Saturday of every month. If this is ok with Swede, that is. I don't think we should do it in the campfire talk topic, I'd set up a campfire chat reserved for strictly this, or maybe other groups would want to set up different times. I used to do a lot of this in the old IRC days, and on IRC, sometimes you'd be talking to Russians, English, South Americans, just anywhere in the world. Funny thing about IRC...sometimes you'd get "lagged", and someone would answer you back 10 to 30 minutes later, when you just thought they missed the question. Made for a very asynchronous communication.