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Part 2 Matched Pair of Point Blankets

Red Ochre

Supporter, Male, from PNW
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Continued Brushing out the wet blanket really shows any flaws it may have and brushing helps bring up many of the little feathers and other things stuck in the fibers. [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Some of the little feathers and loose fibers. [ATTACH] The wool was also pretty felted up and flat when...

Comments: 4 May 26, 2019

Matched pair of Hudson's Bay 4 Point Blankets for rcwells

Red Ochre

Supporter, Male, from PNW
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So I get a message from my friend rcwells saying he scored a couple point blankets and wanted to ship them to me for an overhaul. [ATTACH] After a couple days they arrived in a big box and I see they are a matched pair of rare 70+ year old ink-dotted blankets from the 1940s. The Mill that...

Comments: 0 May 26, 2019

Baby Goats

Paulyseggs

Supporter, Male, from CT.
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Held a baby goat today. First time I think. 3weeks old and it fell asleep in my arms. Not gonna lie. It was pretty damm cute. Really melted my stress away. Its kinda amazing what animals do to us. Provide us with so much life support. Physically. Mentally and emotionally. Within one animal...

Comments: 0 May 26, 2019

Tales from the Road: Packs and Gear

Beach Hiker

RIP Shane, Male, from On the farm and at the beach.
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Packs and Gear After a long time travelling, one begins to truly understand and appreciate the importance of good gear. Without it, your life will become extremely difficult, if not downright miserable. I understood the concept, but had never had the opportunity to put it to the test. Spending...

Comments: 0 May 26, 2019

Turkey Vest Diet

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL
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I have been on the search for a new vest or bag for turkey hunting for a while now. My favorite one has been brought back from the grave with multiple patches and re-sewn seams but it’s one trip away from shaking off it’s mortal coil for good. Sadly it is a discontinued model and I have just...

Comments: 2 May 26, 2019

Home

Mox wanders

Supporter, Male, from Mississippi
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Well as the title says, and I'm sure many have guessed....I'm home. Yep! Back in the great state of Mississippi. Let me tell y'all...being gone for over a year, I can see how much I've missed while gone. My daughter and son has grown SO much. My son was a month old when I left. A little bitty...

Comments: 6 May 26, 2019

Tales from the Road: Ko Samui, part 3

Beach Hiker

RIP Shane, Male, from On the farm and at the beach.
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Ko Samui, part 3 My English neighbour was slowly, methodically explaining the ritual and science behind smoking opium. He sat on his balcony, and I was on mine. He spoke eloquently, while glassy eyed, all the while furthering my education. As he lit up the carefully prepared pipe, a beautiful...

Comments: 1 May 26, 2019

Back to Something Familiar

Mox wanders

Supporter, Male, from Mississippi
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What is going on yall?! Seems like a lifetime since I've updated. I'm sure those of yall who have been keeping up have probably guessed. I'm no longer in Syria and back in Kuwait. I was in Syria only 40 days, so the mission wasn't all that long. Most likely due to the majority of my company...

Comments: 2 May 26, 2019

Hittin the Road part 7: the road

Beach Hiker

RIP Shane, Male, from On the farm and at the beach.
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Hittin the Road part 7 In April I turned 16. I was now legally of age to do a lot of things... including travel. The school year groaned on and I paid little to no attention. My teachers basically believed I was a serial liar about leaving for Europe, and rather than show any interest, concern...

Comments: 6 May 26, 2019

Hittin the Road part 6

Beach Hiker

RIP Shane, Male, from On the farm and at the beach.
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Hittin the Road part 6 Time moved -as it does when we're young- at a snails pace. I started my second year of high school, and was now actually 15 years old (although for McDonald's I was 16, of course). I spent the school year daydreaming of my trip. I kept a copy of "Let's Go Europe!" in...

Comments: 0 May 26, 2019

Hittin the Road part 5: gear

Beach Hiker

RIP Shane, Male, from On the farm and at the beach.
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Hittin the Road part 5 I suppose you could trace all of my gear addictions -a lifetimes worth- back to that fateful trip. It all started with a backpack. I knew I needed one. And a good one. But what did that mean? Fortunately, my home town still had a trading post. Yup, an honest to...

Comments: 0 May 26, 2019

Hitting the Road part 4: planning

Beach Hiker

RIP Shane, Male, from On the farm and at the beach.
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Hittin' the Road part 4: planning My bank account was looking pretty solid. But now came the tough part: how would I spend that money? Obviously I knew I would need a plane ticket. Every weekend I would check prices in the travel section of the paper. I learned that the local University had a...

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Hitting the Road, part 3: Work

Beach Hiker

RIP Shane, Male, from On the farm and at the beach.
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Hittin' the Road part 3: Work And so I became a working boy. I delivered my papers in snow, in sun, rain and wind, on roller skates, by bike, or with winter boots. In the fall I would rake and bag my neighbours leaves for extra cash. I kept my money in a large glass Maxwell House coffee jar....

Comments: 0 May 26, 2019

Hitting the Road, part two: Money

Beach Hiker

RIP Shane, Male, from On the farm and at the beach.
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Hittin' the Road part 2 So I had decided, at 11 years old, that as soon as I was legally capable -meaning aged 16- I would take off to Europe. I realised immediately that there was one thing I would need for my adventure that I didn't have: money. It was obvious that my parents would not...

Comments: 0 May 26, 2019