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  1. gohammergo

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    So, not sure if there are tractor supply stores anywhere but Wisconsin and upper MI, but I was in one yesterday and saw that they have a very good selection of books there. You know, the things made of paper and words? ;)

    They have books on subjects from bee keeping to natural teas. Homesteading and butchering and curing meats. Wild edibles. Nature's medicine. Decent prices too.
    :)
     
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    They're pretty much nationwide... and yes, they have excellent hobby farm/homesteading books.
     
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    There's one not 2 miles down the road from my house actually.
     
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    I didn't know that. They have just branched out into our area the past few years. Lot of decent deals in the clearance section. I bought some compressor hoses last year. Something like $6 for a 50' hose. I didn't expect much for that price, but I put them to work this year and they are very good quality. :)
     
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    Huh... :) You could take a walk there and get some good reading material and some exercise at the same time. Maybe some caramel popcorn and a soda for the walk home too. :)
     
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    Well.... there is a Tasty Freeze half way between the house and the store....
     
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    Went to our local one last night, got some metal to forge out some squirrel cookers.
     
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    Last weekend they had a sale at the one near me.
    Picked up 2 pairs of carpenter pants for $24.00 and an assortment of Dewalt sawsall blades, 8 w/case for $11.00.
    Best of all, a Corona 6.5 folding saw for $7.00!

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    I've never noticed the books but I don't go in very often. And when I do I have to go through the discount bins.
     
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    TS has pretty good prices on some higher quality dog food lines, and it's on sale frequently so we stock up and save. And I've also picked up a few tools and books from TS. I've noticed that books frequently end up in the clearance section for 50% off, at least at my location. I've seen several books show up there and I keep them in mind. I'll wait a couple months and find them in the clearance shelf at half off! Interesting and practical topics: timber working, welding, gunsmithing, various homesteading related crafts/skills, etc. I guess paper books on topics like that are harder to sell these days? With all the DIY information out there on the web for free to search for, perhaps people aren't buying the paper books anymore.

    TS also has some good deals on decent tools and equipment now and then. They also have some junk, so beware. Not as bad as Harbor Freight overall, but you do have to be careful and purchase carefully.
     
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    I would make that a regular part of my life. :)
     
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    See ya in BushFit Tribe or the "Getting in Shape for the Woods" thread more often then, huh? lol.
     
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    I didn’t think Tasty Freezes we’re still around! My home town had one when I was kid, 1980s time frame. It eventually became a Cashew Chicken place.
     
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    They do have decent a selection of uncoated steel.
    You get your forge back to going?
     
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    No not the coal forge but I can use the propane. Got a lot of rework on the coal forge, with over a hundred years of use it badly needs a rework on the pan. Haven't got it in my head yet how to use the 18 wheeler brake drum. To deep to heavy, ect. Have to get my thinking cap on.
     
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    I love their selection. I picked up a backyard edibles book, the "Ultimate Bushcraft Survival Manual," and a cool magazine full of frontiersman/self-reliance skills just a few weeks ago. My TSC changes its selection fairly often and I'm always finding something I "need."
     
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    @gohammergo where is the closest tractor supply to you?
    Ashland and Ironwood are the only two I know of, thought maybe I was missing out on another one?
     
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    There is one in Iron mountain, and they just opened one up in eagle River.
     
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    Thanks.
    I haven't been to Iron Mountain in 20 some years, and a long time since I've been to Eagle River too. But it's good to know in case I need something.
     
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    Iron Mountain has really expanded a LOT in the last twenty years. Urban sprawl at it's finest. People there are the most rude I have ever seen anywhere.

    I was driving a triaxle dump truck through town, probably 25 years ago now. Pulled up to a stop sign right on US2 at noon. Traffic was heavy. I had a full load of road gravel on. Guy behind me is beeping his horn and waving his fist out of the window. :) I wouldn't have been able to pull out with a pickup truck, let alone a fully loaded dump truck. When I saw that gesture of friendliness and good nature i figured I'd wait until things were good and clear. After about 10 minutes he turned around and went back the way he came.
     
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    I approve.
    I am a big supporter of nonviolent vigilant justice.
     
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    You and I would get along great, as I do the same thing.
    I've tied up an entire intersection and sat after some clueless soul creeped so far past the white line, I can't make the swing with my trailer.
    Like I'm going to back this thing up, Ha! I'll sit here. I'm on the clock!
     
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    Fyi, those $7 corona saws ate now $3.50. Got 4 of them today. Dam you guys. I live within half mile of harbor freight and TSC. You can guess what happened at HF.
     
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    Perhaps we can all start a tread, group counseling for tool addicts?
    Oh, wait. I think it already exists.
    It's called BCUSA...
     
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    my name is mugsy......and im a toolaholic
     
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    My name is Gutter, and I have a problem.
    It's these 25% off coupons for HF and I can't decide what items to use them on...
     
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    Went Sunday and all their “clearance” was an additional 50% off.

    Deals go on til September I think.

    Got four 24” bow saws for $3 each.
    Got a nylon hammock for $3.50
    Picked up some other needs for pennies on the dollar.
     
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    I live in central VA in the country and there are 2 TS stores within a 30 min drive. I like some of their shoe and clothing brands. Feed prices are high compared to Southern States brand though. Overall an interesting place to shop and they have some unusual decor for your country home.
     
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    They've also got great prices on neatsfoot oil for the leatherworking crowd, plus a good selection of d-rings, etc. in the horse/tack area.
    Sometimes you can even find a decent axe haft that won't require 3 hours of rasp work to thin it down.
     
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    There are at least 4 Tractor Supply stores within an hour drive in the WV/MD/PA corner and more another half hour away. I always go in and head straight for the book shelf. Good selection and a lot of other fun stuff. I hit the local Southern States also. Gotta have options.
     
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