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#254703 - 12/17/12 04:21 PM Re: how do guys cope with getting older ? [Re: Ironwood]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
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I.too, really need glasses. The spare pair is always EDC, in a hard case. But the most challenging aspect of aging is that you progressively run out of excuses for immature behavior... I am more and more frequently having this conversation with myself..."Wait a minute! You must be mature about this! Take some time to think through a solution!" And, believe me, thinking is hard work.

Merry Christmas, all.....
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#254706 - 12/17/12 05:36 PM Re: how do guys cope with getting older ? [Re: picard120]
LesSnyder Offline
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1498
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
Ironwood... added a 3/32" and 5/32" clean hole to one of my plastic wallet cards... good insurance


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#254713 - 12/18/12 12:08 AM Re: how do guys cope with getting older ? [Re: picard120]
Ironwood Offline
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Registered: 05/15/11
Posts: 87
Just showed a few buddies the trick, they didnt know it either....Thanks again. Nice fleck/ray in that white oak table (wood guy here).

Ironwood


Edited by Ironwood (12/18/12 12:09 AM)

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#254715 - 12/18/12 12:58 AM Re: how do guys cope with getting older ? [Re: picard120]
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3560
Loc: Spring, Texas
In the spring I lick pine pollen off my truck...while it's moving.
-Blast


Edited by Blast (12/18/12 12:58 AM)
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#254716 - 12/18/12 01:39 AM Re: how do guys cope with getting older ? [Re: picard120]
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
More advil and tums, less homebrew and fast women. Put on an extra thermal layer. Wear a hat in the summer- scalp burns faster than anything.
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#254717 - 12/18/12 02:05 AM Re: how do guys cope with getting older ? [Re: ironraven]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4739
Loc: SOCAL
More fast women ... cool

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#254718 - 12/18/12 02:25 AM Re: how do guys cope with getting older ? [Re: picard120]
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Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3592
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Closed cell sleeping pad and my regular thermarest. Thinsulate hat 3 months of the year and long johns just as often. More advil. Less hot chocolate around the evening campfire. I also find myself using a hiking stick more often. And I've graduated to appreciating a good merino wool sweater and socks.
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#254720 - 12/18/12 07:18 AM Re: how do guys cope with getting older ? [Re: picard120]
CANOEDOGS Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1828
Loc: MINNESOTA
good to hear i'm not the only one who added a closed cell pad to the thermarest!!right now i just have a bit the size of a record album cover,remember those?,that i put under my hip.
i also put blue sleeping pad over the wicker on my canoe seat and topped off the big foam bricks on the portage bar with a layer of closed cell..i got one of those at a yard sale for 50 cents and have cut it up for those projects along with a foot pad so i can keep my feet off the duff when i'm sitting on my folding camp chair.
the paddles are now used as hiking staffs on the portages.
i'm not so proud that i don't take advantage of the 5% off on Fridays at the local grocery store,thats like a free bag of chips!
but really,i'm more careful on the portages these days,that leaping from rock to rock with a 45 pound pack is now a careful step and same with ax and fire work.just a close eye on what i'm doing and no short cuts...some of that i guess is working smarter.

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#254722 - 12/18/12 01:11 PM Re: how do guys cope with getting older ? [Re: Blast]
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 788
Loc: wellington, fl
Originally Posted By: Blast
In the spring I lick pine pollen off my truck...while it's moving.
-Blast


Despite the explosion-related injury to Blast's tastebuds, he has a tongue that would make a Komodo dragon gulp in disbelief. Stories of it are widely dismissed as urban legends in Troy, NY, but RPI alum swear to their veracity.
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#254724 - 12/18/12 01:22 PM Re: how do guys cope with getting older ? [Re: ironraven]
nursemike Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 788
Loc: wellington, fl
Originally Posted By: ironraven
More advil and tums, less homebrew and fast women. Put on an extra thermal layer. Wear a hat in the summer- scalp burns faster than anything.


Docs are starting to worry about long-term nsaid use. the mechanism isn't clear, but incidence of stroke and heart attack is higher with nsaid use in some high-risk patients. This might be another bpa fiasco, or it might not. Dunno. But take care, raven, we cannot afford to lose you.
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