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    Question of long term survival

    Humble apologies, I missed the link you posted :)
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    Question of long term survival

    Is this the one you wanted? It's something I posted about the calorie math of solo survival vs. group survival. http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=45703&highlight=mears+dies
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    Knife Law (Rant)

    Very well said. Your point about escalating laws being the result of escalating frustration with crime is right on the mark. And so is your point about how futile the escalating laws are... Again, I agree completely. Irrespective of which side of the weapons control issue one stands, it's...
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    Knife Law (Rant)

    What two places in the US are you referring to? I'd be interested in looking at their crime stats. I don't dispute that guns can have a deterrent effect -- especially when it comes to home crime. However, to state the above as if it's an absolute is wrong. Here's why: a huge amount of...
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    elbow adzes from ebay

    Those are nice adzes, thanks for pointing it out. Here is a reproduction of the original design, with a stone blade: You've got to love a design that's been used for 30,000 years or so... :)
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    Knife Law (Rant)

    Cite your source for that please... If you're referring to the 1987 change in right to carry in Florida, please be aware that the dip in certain specific crimes afterwards is a matter of a lot of contention in pro- and anti-gun circles. It's pretty dangerous to use the 1987 change to make...
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    Knife Law (Rant)

    Also FYI, Florida has very liberal gun laws -- open carry, no permits, etc., -- and it has a crime rate that is 50% higher than either California or Texas. In other words, EDC has zero effect on crime.
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    Knife Law (Rant)

    OK, but understand that you're not safer because of concealed carry. Fact: California has extremely restrictive gun laws, Texas has quite liberal ones. If your thesis about an armed citizenry controlling crime is correct, them Texas should have a substantially lower violent crime rate than...
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    Knife Law (Rant)

    It's extremely difficult to compare the US/UK knife crime stats because over here violent criminals opt for guns rather than knives. Knives tend to come up more in domestic crime. Since your criminals have a harder time getting guns than our criminals, a straight up comparison of crime stats...
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    A fatal attack by wolf in Alaska

    The Yellowstone situation is extremely complex and VERY political. The area is bounded by vast cattle ranches and the movement of elk and especially bison is constrained because of fears of brucelosis. Yellowstone bison and elk can carry brucelosis, although it doesn't affect them negatively...
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    A fatal attack by wolf in Alaska

    It's not certain yet, but from the sounds of things everyone is pretty sure it was a wolf (wolves) who killed a female runner in Alaska. She was only five feet tall, so not an imposing figure. http://www.backpacker.com/fatal_wolf_attack_alaska/blogs/daily_dirt/1703 But before people start...
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    Lets See Your Bullet Guns

    OK, now for something different. I realize that the terms of the thread are "UK legal only" and I don't know whether blackpowder rifles are legal in the UK, but here is my favorite all time rifle... It's a custom Virginia long rifle made by Bill Rooks in .50cal. It has a swamped Goetz barrel...
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    Lets See Your Bullet Guns

    Ah Red, you make me smile. I've owned a lot of rifles over the years, but my 1894 in .357/38 is one of my all-time favorites. It's a nimble rifle, particularly for the kind of deer hunting I do in Northern California. I wouldn't want to take long shots with it, but for close in hunting, it's...
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    Car battery to power lights etc?

    Oh, and by radios, I'm also referring to two way radios (ham or CB) which are an important fact of life in remote places.
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    Car battery to power lights etc?

    I see see -- for a short outage you should be find unless you open up the door. Trust me, in a crisis like a natural disaster -- or even a remote village -- being able to run the TV and radio for short periods is very, very important. :)
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    Car battery to power lights etc?

    Taws, I'm scratching my head on why the freezer is so important. They're such power hogs. I've been in places where the power might go out for a week or a month and in such places the generator is used (sparingly) for much more important electrical items (phones, communications -- i.e. tvs...
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    Car battery to power lights etc?

    Not intending to hijack the thread, but something Wicca said left me wondering... Wicca, what's your setup for internet access on the boat? Or do you just use internet cafes when ashore?
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    Egg/Brain-tanning sheepskins - tips - picture heavy

    Rural, The smoky water trick doesn't exactly give you the full effect of smoking -- it just makes softening a little easier. I've never tried to use smokey water to work a hide, and then let it dry without fully softening and then damp back to finish. I suspect you'd end up with a hide that...
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    Egg/Brain-tanning sheepskins - tips - picture heavy

    Great job! I love your solution with the chimney. It really reduces the chance of a flare-up. The one you've done has a great color to it. It will likely be pretty sticky and smell smoky. Let it hang for a couple of days to air out. Then, when you've got the others done and they've...
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    Deer hides/skin

    You're right -- brain tan isn't nearly as good as wool for outdoor clothing (then again, NOTHING is as good as wool for outdoor clothing :) However, you do have to try it for the paleolithic experience! I did too, a number of years ago. It's unforgettable to spend a few days in full-on paleo...