You have my sympathy for the shortage of good food. When I was there the food was quite good and in good supply. What changed?Well for what it's worth, before I posted my initial post in this thread I thought long and hard knowing full well where I would draw the flak from, and I was 100% correct in my assumption. My waistline is the same as it always has been (32") and every day is a learning day, plus I haven't forgotten I was once young and stupid, now I'm old and stupid. Difference is I admit it and don't really care, or feel the need to let everyone know I'm a fully fledged expert on everything from dentistry to nuclear fission. Happy days, and enjoy the life ahead.
My apology, apart from the fact my comment was not to you, and I did add lol on the end, I thought a sense of humour was helpful in a light hearted threadI do apologise.........I thought I had posted in 'In the news today', and this was an item I spotted in the news today relating to wildlife, local wildlife, and incredibly rare and special.
Again, I'm sorry that you don't consider wildlife to be part of 'Bushcraft, but I do.
Also question your own views, by examining how you formed them, on what evidence and whether they are still valid in the light of further experience.In all subjects, such as politics, the environment, royalty, our rights etc.... assume the press is wrong, you are wrong, they are wrong … but there is a third truth. By polite discussion and exchange of ideas try to find the third truth.
That means questioning everything extremists, the press and media and even your friends say
I actually think my post about not believing anything you are told is as relevant in the news thread as it is here; but hey, you haver the powerMOVED FROM
I posted these because they were interesting and in the news. Perhaps I should have known that a factual post from the BBC about an environmental issue would generate 80 odd posts, most of which are anything but useful.
As has been suggested, I have moved all the resulting dross out of the News thread and into its own space. Had I not done this, anyone who was following the News thread for interesting news would probably have quit in disgust. I know how I felt when I came back and saw the action and explosion of posts...none posting up any new news.
If I wasn't a moderator I might be tempted to post in support of some views expressed here, or against others. However, I am a moderator, so the thing that bothers me isn't the opposing views, but rather the way that they have been expressed, and how expressing them took over a thread.
Gas used in high power electricity generation insulation 23,500 times more potent as a warming gas than CO2.
"...leaks of the little-known gas in the UK and the rest of the EU in 2017 were the equivalent of putting an extra 1.3 million cars on the road"
Hazel nut picking and child labour in Turkey....where your Nutella comes from.
I agree that it would have been good in the News section. I think that my post that started all this would have been good in the News section too, but all the posts that followed mine, and the ones that gave rise to yours, did not follow on in a coherent way from what was left in News.I actually think my post about not believing anything you are told is as relevant in the news thread as it is here; but hey, you haver the power
I have seen them too. look really cool, but being old and whinging, what happened to the side impact protection?
You hit a 'gator head on, and the flailing tail will hurt you!
Hit an Extinction Rebellion protester, and if the placard does not hurt you, the dreadlocks will!!!
Me and son decided when we saw the first one we would rent one next time. We always try something different.
The polar bear is the largest bear in the world. I believe it’s also the largest land predator in the world although since they swim a lot I suppose sharks and orcas might prey on them.Interesting. I was thinking something similar last night - polar bear numbers are reported by some to be shrinking. But what is the optimum number of polar bears? If we don't know that, we don't know if the reduction is a good or a bad thing. Maybe previously there were fewer, because of the larger mammals preying on the bears.......
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At least in North America there have been a few cases of polar bears hybridization with grizzlies. Not many but a few. The prevailing thought is it’s due to the two species being pushed together by climate change as their ranges begin to overlap.I'm not saying that numbers are reducing now because the bears being preyed upon. I'm saying maybe previously (as in, not now, but before now, as people seem to struggle with that term) their numbers were lower than they are now, for whatever reason. So a drop in numbers from the current levels might still be more than at other times in history.
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Siberian tigers do indeed venture into the arctic. They occasionally swim the Bearing Straights into Alaska. But I don’t believe they’re big enough to take a grizz or a polar bear.Must be them greedy Arctic Uber-Tigers, just can't snacking on those cute little Polar Bears lol:
surprisingly well. Depends on how far back you go I suppose. I had a much easier way of life 40 years ago working in the remote Scottish Highlands barely touched by consumerism (and electricity) didn't even have a phone. Gamekeepers used ponies instead of quad bikes, and I went to the nearest town once every other month. Ate a lot of fish and game.So how did people manage in the past?