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  1. In my absolute best singing voice (Which is NOT good LOL). Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear taken, happy birthday to you! (Everyone can take their earplugs out now :hugegrin: )
  2. Campfire Talk

    What a great trip! Them Kentucky boys don't look nearly as ornery when your standing by them. :hugegrin:
  3. Campfire Talk

    Excellent Hiker! Someday, I should try running again. (I used to love it, but it is so time consuming). LOL
  4. Campfire Talk

    I really don't think Watcher meant any harm Swede or anything negative. He's been on a minimalist kick for a while, and it's natural to step back from some things. But I really don't think it was a snub. I hope he stops back from time to time to check in. There is a great archive of info here. Even if there are not a lot of people or conversations. It is a fairly easily searched resource.
  5. Farmageddon 2015!

    Not my schedule I have to worry about, it's all the other schedules.
  6. Farmageddon 2015!

    Looks like the schedule for October is going to be more open this year!! YAY!
  7. Campfire Talk

    I visited Mt St Helens back in 92 or 93. Even a dozen years after, the devastation was still readily apparent. Mind boggling in scope.
  8. Campfire Talk

    Damn glad to hear it!!! Good news is always welcome!!
  9. Campfire Talk

    Good luck and good wishes Swede and Sharen! Be sending thoughts your way today.
  10. Campfire Talk

    Cool! How long ago did it get shut down? I love places that have been reclaimed by nature. Erie but beautiful at the same time.
  11. Inspirational Quotes

    :arigato:
  12. Campfire Talk

    I've got to agree with OFG. I've seen this in rapidly growing plants like philodendrons. But after a while they go full green.
  13. Campfire Talk

    Haaa, I actually do that about every week. Usually at walmart. LOL
  14. Campfire Talk

    Havn't seen anything. I'll play around a bit.
  15. Campfire Talk

    The "Grand Finale" LOL (Literally and Figuratively).
  16. Campfire Talk

    Just made my final Van payment. Whoo Hooo!
  17. Campfire Talk

    God I love the rain, so many people whine and complain about it, but it doesn't bother me in the least. I can spend all day in it. Listening to it patter on a canvas tarp is still my favorite sound in the world.
  18. Campfire Talk

    Yeah, I still like the simplicity of my ipad, quick easy and clean. But being able to run every application I run on my desktop on the tablet is a nice bonus too (And a lot lighter than dragging my laptop around. I put in 1, 2012 server for our developers SQL svr.(Not going to do that Still scratching my head at that one. I like some of the tech, but the interface is still atrocious on a desktop.
  19. Campfire Talk

    Yep, I'm in the same boat. I'm holding out for 10 also before I upgrade anyone else at work. 8.1 is a nice fix to 8.0, I spend 99% of my time in desktop mode. What really bugs me is it forces users to dumb down and use search to find stuff instead of the good features (Document fly-out from programs on the start menu for example which was one of the BEST feature of windows 7). Now it takes 3 or 4 clicks to reach stuff that normally was only 1 or 2 clicks away. (unless you use the search menu which is still a click and typing away, but why freaking type when you used to be able to just click, uggg Microsoft. Wake up). Normally I don't mind change, some change is good, some change ehh, not so good. Now, on my surface tablet, 8.1 is awesome, the interface works great for touch, but on the desktop with a mouse, not so much.
  20. Campfire Talk

    Nah, didn't get much here. Although being naked in the woods isn't necessarily a bad thing, Unless your covered in honey and staked to an ant mound.
  21. Campfire Talk

    That's the way you do it. Set you mind to it. Use whatever resources are at your disposal and you survive. Well Done.
  22. survivorman news

    I actually recorded that before you posted yours. LOL I wasn't going to put it up but figured what the heck might be worth a try.
  23. Campfire Talk

    In my best baseball stadium sales voice. PROGRAMS! PROGRAMS! Get yer PROGRAMS! Can't tell a Cumulonimbus from a Cirrus without your program! LOL
  24. Campfire Talk

    There are 2 parts to the gun culture you mention, the legal carriers who don't run around harming people, and the criminals, who harm people regardless of how helpless the general population makes itself. It's a simple risk reward system. Criminals harm because the reward outweighs the risk in a disarmed society. In an armed society, where the risk becomes great enough (Death) to discourage the criminal, then we see a decline in crime. I have a far less chance of being unprepared enough to find myself in the middle of the woods without the means or ability to create fire and make shelter, than being caught in a convenience store with my wallet in my hand trying to pay the clerk. However, I still prepare for both contingencies because I plan to survive either situation. Survival is preparedness. All forms of preparedness. Be it the mental preparedness to survive, the knowledge to survive, or the tools and knowledge to use them to survive. I follow the mantra "Don't go to stupid places with stupid people and do stupid things" which reduces my chances of encountering criminals or deviants that I may have to defend myself or my family from by an astronomical percentage. But No matter how observant I am, or how prepared, unless I become some kind of shut-in (Which still doesn't prevent a home invasion or robbery), I will do my level best to ensure my survival in all situations. A defensive firearm is simply a tool to that end, absolutely no different than any other tool. Is there any guarantee I'll be able to get to it in time? Nope, none whatsoever, but even a tiny chance, is better than nothing. Same in the woods, Am I guaranteed to not lose my knife in the woods? Nope, not at all, but by carrying it, I have a far better tool available than my teeth to build shelter. I won't bury my head in the "It can't/won't happen to me" sand any more than I'll bury my head in the "I'll never need to make fire or shelter in the woods in an emergency" sand either. Nothing in life is certain. I could keel over from a heart attack tomorrow never having needed to do either in an emergency. But just in case I don't keel over. I'll ensure I have the ability, and the means to survive. Survival isn't a bush-craft only thing, and it's not just an observing your environment thing. (Even when at peak awareness (Red), you are still vulnerable, you may just buy yourself a little time. Survival is every day, every where. I may never use the skills I've developed in a real emergency, but that's not going to stop me from preparing.
  25. Campfire Talk

    If you havn't killed anyone, then you are not a registered killer. You simply are now allowed to carry an effective means of self defense.
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