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#295431 - 03/25/20 12:03 AM Re: Things I have learned recently [Re: chaosmagnet]
nursemike Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 870
Loc: wellington, fl
Hikermor, I salute you. That is the most mountain man act since D. Crockett used a snowball for a pillow.
How long did it take you to unpucker?
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#295432 - 03/25/20 01:10 AM Re: Things I have learned recently [Re: chaosmagnet]
DaveL Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 10/03/18
Posts: 90
Loc: Colorado Springs,CO
Wine,guns,ammo what else does a guy need


Edited by DaveL (03/25/20 01:15 AM)

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#295433 - 03/25/20 10:04 AM Re: Things I have learned recently [Re: DaveL]
Herman30 Online   content
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 494
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: DaveL
Wine,guns,ammo what else does a guy need

Bacon.

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#295434 - 03/25/20 02:31 PM Re: Things I have learned recently [Re: clearwater]
M_a_x Offline
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 1202
Loc: Germany
Even if they are available and can be shipped to the door that would not resolve the trainig issue. Unforunately muzzle loaders require even more training than cartridge guns and they offer more options to make mistakes during loading. The sequence of components is important and caps not seated properly can cause failures to fire.
The blackpowder revolvers I could handle had really light and crisp triggers. For an untrained person that is begging for a negligent discharge. I would not recommend that.
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#295441 - 03/26/20 02:25 AM Re: Things I have learned recently [Re: chaosmagnet]
nursemike Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 870
Loc: wellington, fl
Max, I agree with everything you have said regarding black powder weapons as firearms. But I think that the folks who have waited to this circumstance to seek a firearm aren't looking for a weapon, they are looking for a symbol. Like the folks who have no health care background want a mask without having any desire to acquire the training and discipline to use it successfully. Or like the cargo cult folks in the South Pacific who built replica airplanes and crates, believing that this would cause other planed to land and bring tradegoods.
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#295446 - 03/26/20 02:54 PM Re: Things I have learned recently [Re: nursemike]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3816
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: nursemike
Max, I agree with everything you have said regarding black powder weapons as firearms. But I think that the folks who have waited to this circumstance to seek a firearm aren't looking for a weapon, they are looking for a symbol. Like the folks who have no health care background want a mask without having any desire to acquire the training and discipline to use it successfully. Or like the cargo cult folks in the South Pacific who built replica airplanes and crates, believing that this would cause other planed to land and bring tradegoods.


You might be right for many. However, the people who have reached out to me for training were not interested in symbols, they were interested in having the appropriate tools to defend their families.

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#295448 - 03/26/20 06:18 PM Re: Things I have learned recently [Re: chaosmagnet]
MartinFocazio Offline

Pooh-Bah

Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2203
Loc: Bucks County PA
I wish we had remembered to get enough Yeast.

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#295449 - 03/26/20 06:40 PM Re: Things I have learned recently [Re: MartinFocazio]
Russ Offline
Geezer

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5357
Loc: SOCAL
Yeast? You don’t need yeast... How To Make Sourdough Bread Masterclass
Flour, water and ... wild yeast is all around, the bacteria is in the air.
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#295452 - 03/26/20 10:59 PM Re: Things I have learned recently [Re: Russ]
MartinFocazio Offline

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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2203
Loc: Bucks County PA
Yeah, but I also like "classic" bread.

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#295453 - 03/27/20 12:52 AM Re: Things I have learned recently [Re: chaosmagnet]
Phaedrus Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 3144
Loc: Big Sky Country
Is yeast seriously out of stock in your area? The local Costco here has plenty.
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