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Fundraiser For Inner City Kids Summer Camp

Kasey Marsters

Supporter, Male, from MAINE
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Hey everyone. Some of you may know I started up a non-profit Outdoor Education & Survival School for kids (fox-trick adventures) in an effort to help relieve some of the hardship kids face today from outside the home sources and in-home sources by just being available, to pass along bushcraft...

Comments: 0 Jun 23, 2018

Birh bark shag!

Todd Allen

Supporter, Male, from Illinois
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So I have been sitting on a LPT blade for over a year now and have been getting the itch to do something with it. it is a 77mm length and still shows the line at mid width of the blade I reently scavenged some Birch bark and that is the plan for now, birch bark handlke with brass inserts to...

Comments: 2 Jun 23, 2018

Up to it!

Todd Allen

Supporter, Male, from Illinois
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I have been busy here recently. I have made an Oil cloth tarp from a recipe I found online. I haven't posted any pics as I am not sure of the quality yet, it is still currently drying in the air from a clothes line. the sun is bearing down on it and we have had a light breeze for the last few...

Comments: 4 Jun 23, 2018

Small Stream, Big Fly

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Fly fishing in theory is dead simple. Take a hook, wrap it with thread, feathers, fur, maybe some tinsel throw it in the water and fool a fish into thinking it is food—easy right? In practice it often becomes an all consuming lifetime passion, and simply tying flies and casting lines can...

Comments: 2 Jun 23, 2018

A Kinder Gentler Werewolf

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Years ago I was fishing on top of a dam really early in the season. Across the backwater the dam formed came this swan flying at chest level directly at me. I figured he would put down and end up right in front of me looking for a free meal of bread, but this dingdong had other plans. He...

Comments: 9 Jun 23, 2018

Shoot like a Girl

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I finished my first season of organized bullseye shooting recently. I played hockey from the time I was 9 until I hit 50 and had to stop because of a back injury. I was a goaltender all that time, a position that while on a team is really a solo job. “Alone together” is how I describe it. I...

Comments: 1 Jun 23, 2018

A message..

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
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I have a message. My life has been a mess. As I look back on my life, I have made many mistakes. Many bad decisions. I have been in more messes than I care to remember. As early as I can remember, my first real mess was shooting a song bird from my Grandmother's china-berry tree. She...

Comments: 17 Jun 23, 2018

Sunrise

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
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Watching the sun rise has become more and more important to me as I grow older. In celebration of this, I recently purchased a sun pendant from @Red Yeti . I wish I had bought a few more. I wear it all the time to remind me that there will always be another sunrise, at least until my time...

Comments: 16 Jun 23, 2018

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: 21 Jun 23, 2018

What's in a Name?

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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: 2 Jun 23, 2018

Salyut 7 Movie Review

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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: 19 Jun 23, 2018

Don’t Wait...do it now.

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
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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: 18 Jun 23, 2018

Leave no trace..

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
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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: 22 Jun 23, 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: 13 Jun 23, 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: 14 Jun 23, 2018

Earn It

Badey

Supporter, Male, from Pennsylvania
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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 Jun 23, 2018

Hazel

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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 Jun 23, 2018

The Path of Discipline

Badey

Supporter, Male, from Pennsylvania
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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 Jun 23, 2018

Ghosts all now!

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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 Jun 23, 2018

Silent Beauty

Fletcher

Tinder Gatherer, Male
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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 Jun 23, 2018

Wolf\\\\\\\'s Island

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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 Jun 23, 2018

Still There

Fletcher

Tinder Gatherer, Male
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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 Jun 23, 2018