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What is a man?

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
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My father left us when I was about 10. Luckily I had two Grandfathers who loved me and taught me how to be a man. In fact, being much older and true Southern Gentlemen, I probably learned some better things about life and being a man that my father could have taught me, at least at that time....

Comments: 3 Feb 20, 2018

What's in a Name?

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL, from East Freetown, MA
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“I don’t believe in animism…except for weapons” Colin Campbell ― Robert A. Heinlein, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls Spoken to his wife Hazel after her incantation of : “Hit it! You have to hit it harder than that. Electrons are timid little things but notional; you have to let them know...

Comments: 1 Feb 20, 2018

Salyut 7 Movie Review

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL, from East Freetown, MA
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When Gravity came out a friend who knows I have more than a passing interest in space asked me what I thought of it. Entertainment value about a B, science value a D- was my opinion of it. Yesterday I finally caught up with the Russian film of the rescue of their space station Salyut 7. The...

Comments: 13 Feb 20, 2018

Don’t Wait...do it now.

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
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4
Having just suffered my second heart attack at 57, I have been laying in bed for two weeks contemplating life. My fist one at 48 hit me pretty hard. It made me realize how we are not guaranteed tomorrow. I thought I had been living my life as full as I could. Not missing any sun rises or sun...

Comments: 15 Feb 20, 2018

Leave no trace..

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
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4
The term "leave no trace" is often argued in the hiking/camping world. I am sure there are legitimate arguments on both sides. But I have another thought......as I turn 57. If we go through life leaving no trace, who will know we were here? If we go through life leaving no trace, how can...

Comments: 14 Feb 20, 2018

Following a Creek

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
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As a kid, one of my favorite things to do was follow a creek. I mean you can't get lost that way. You just follow it back to where you started. So as a kid it was a safe trail. Creeks always lead to interesting places, waterfalls, swimming holes, ponds or maybe even a lake or into a river....

Comments: 11 Feb 20, 2018

Ive always thought I was born 100 years late...

IowaSteve

Supporter, Male
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I get so tired of all the drama and the litigious society we live in today. Nobody is responsible for themselves. There are no real consequences for actions. Life, from what I have learned, was in a lot of ways much simpler in late 1800's. This is why I think Im going to enjoy getting into...

Comments: 13 Feb 20, 2018

Earn It

Badey

Supporter, Male, from Pennsylvania
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3
Many years ago, I was watching the movie Troy. I vividly remember being stirred to the core by a scene in which Achilles says to his brothers in arms as they are approaching the maelstrom of battle and death, "Let no man forget how menacing we are. We are lions!" Those words seared themselves...

Comments: 10 Feb 20, 2018

Hazel

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL, from East Freetown, MA
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14
Where do you begin to tell the story of a love affair? Is it possible to even love a shotgun? Certainly not Eros, but perhaps Agape fits my feelings for her. As defined by the ancient Greeks Agape is used in texts to denote feelings for one's children and the feelings for a spouse. Hazel is...

Comments: 8 Feb 20, 2018

The Path of Discipline

Badey

Supporter, Male, from Pennsylvania
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3
There are many paths that seem to be laid before our feet as we walk on our journey through this world. All of these paths lead to one road - a nice, broad, smooth, road. A road that promises rest from our toil. The Easy Path... As we walk along this path that promises tranquility, we wonder...

Comments: 17 Feb 20, 2018

Ghosts all now!

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL, from East Freetown, MA
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I was invited to shoot in the John Rollins memorial pistol shoot recently. Reading this name caused bells to go off. I have told the story a few times of spending an unexpected night alone in the Maine woods while hunting back in the early 90's. I checked the Obit and much to my amazement it...

Comments: 3 Feb 20, 2018

Silent Beauty

Fletcher

Tinder Gatherer, Male
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3
It was golden hour on the French River and the bass action was turning on. Just about every other cast resulted in a fish and it was one of those days were if you weren't on the water then you would never believed the fishing was that good. There is an old saying in the Canadian bush that says...

Comments: 0 Feb 20, 2018

Wolf\\\\\\\'s Island

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL, from East Freetown, MA
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14
There is this neat little uninhabited island on the Taunton River. I’ve spear fished the waters surrounding this island often and one memorable Fall they tested me. It sits like a cork just south of where the Stone Bridge was in Tiverton before the big storm of 1938 rearranged the landscape...

Comments: 7 Feb 20, 2018

Still There

Fletcher

Tinder Gatherer, Male
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3
As of lately I have acquired a new job. Yes it is true I have joined the adult world and while I must attend work everyday its not horrible. Everyday at 12 I go on a walk through the woods since at my work we have wood trails. After that though there is an urgency and a yearning in my soul. The...

Comments: 1 Feb 20, 2018

Time

BullseyePrecision

Supporter, Male, from NE Kansas
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1
When you hear the word time what is the first thing that pops into your head? Did you just look at your watch, the clock on the wall or computer screen? Time is something that is sacred to every one of us. It can be our best ally when we can manage it in our favor, but can also be our greatest...

Comments: 10 Feb 20, 2018

Smokey and the Wolf

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL, from East Freetown, MA
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14
Don’t forget bear season is open was the last thing Dad had said to me as I entered the woods. He had less than a year to live at the time, which of course I did not know then; he had fallen the day before and decided not to hunt this day. It was a strange day, it snowed the night before, but...

Comments: 11 Feb 20, 2018

Cute Gear Counts

StxRadley

Tracker, Female, from Oklahoma
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1
Ok, so maybe it is just me. But I can hear several ladies out there cheering right along with me. The cuteness factor counts. It's why the makers out there are making hammocks in pretty colors, the gun makers are making pink and turquoise guns, and why places like Title9 exist for making us...

Comments: 15 Feb 20, 2018

Sex Kills

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL, from East Freetown, MA
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14
I glance over at the clock. The first digit glowing in the darkness is a three, dawn is way off but it’s time to get rolling. I check the temperature-- 70 degrees; it’s going to be a hot one. It’s the last day of the season, and Hazel and I have not shot a bird yet. Four weeks ago it was so...

Comments: 5 Feb 20, 2018

Guess Where I Am?

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL, from East Freetown, MA
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14
“Hey, guess where I am?” comes my occasional hunting partner’s voice over the phone. “I don’t know, standing over a fresh kill I imagine” is my reply. “I wish, I’m waiting on a hand surgeon”. He went on to explain that he had indeed been standing over a bird, one he emptied a 3-1/2” 12 gauge...

Comments: 3 Feb 20, 2018

Seeking the Adirondack Strain (Introduction)

Luchtaine

Hobbyist
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4
Finally, my desire to blog has found a focus. This will server as the initial musings of my newest obsession. Seeking Adirondack strain brook trout. I have long waded my local streams fishing for trout. Many streams in this part of NY have plentiful opportunity to catch rainbow, brown, and even...

Comments: 26 Feb 20, 2018