Rick

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  1. Thanks for the review!, they should be coming in the mail soon. I've got rid of a dozen or so hitch-hikers but only had a couple stuck on so far.
  2. I saw what you did there... There are some really nice set-ups here, well done! All I was going to add was load in a bottle of good pain killers, just in case.
  3. That's legit, not a hack! My late friend the knife maker showed me how to use a belt sander with an extremely worn fine grit paper. You have to be quick and even, so as not to take the temper out, but results are very good, and a touch up with a ceramic or steel finishes the job.
  4. I like the video these drillers made for their families better than the official Corb Lund music video.
  5. Here's one for @KCM:
  6. I agree with quitting smoking, a lot of the people who quit smoking after I did are dead. Being more of a bacon and whiskey type, (and I put diet coke in my rum), I sort of roll my eyes at a lot of holistic remedies, though I know many of them to be very good. About 40 years ago I was cutting a board with a handsaw on the tailgate of my truck, and ran the blade into my finger. My hippie sister took her little thing of goldenseal petals and made a paste of it in the mortar and pestle and put that on the wound and bandaged it up. In two days it went from maybe needs a stitch to almost healed up. That's good stuff.
  7. Mauser Hsc, granny can get her hands around that. I had a 1941 eagle over N, (one of the last not Nazi marked), and it was the best shooting pistol I had. I've never seen one of the later ones with the longer barrel (Interarms did it at first under license in.380) but I'm sure they're fine. I put a .32 hardball through 9" of fir planks...
  8. Something to light a fire. Among all the other things it would be nice to have, and as much as I like kenne's gill net, I'd go with flint and steel or lighters. Make the flint and steel part of a hatchet and I'd be even happier.
  9. Guys like Jeff Cooper and Bill Jordan set the bar for taking care of the bad guys, but without packing guns like they did, (and even that expandable club, taser, bear spray is illegal in Canada), the other options like avoidance and de-escalation have to come into play. I believe that when you really need a gun, nothing else will do, but despite only police and criminals carrying guns on the street the crime rates here in Canada compare favourably with other countries. The initial post was about who carries generalised or multiple weaponry or knows martial arts, and not specifically firearms. A lot of homes in Canada have a baseball bat handy to the bed, and those people haven't hit a ball since they were kids. You don't have to be a great fighter to use that. I don't believe in gun culture as an answer to crime, but secretly would like to fit my cane with one of those Thompson Center Contender barrels that takes .410 and .45 Long Colt interchangably.
  10. @Dan Seven I think we're in accord; while being alert to potential threats it's important to remain compassionate and open-minded. I follow the Dali Lama on twitter and he gives me an inspirational message now and then that keeps me from getting in trouble. Of course, there's a lot more to life than making the right choices..... Examples of confrontation going wrong are well documented, results can be catastrophic. If you have to beat someone with a club and don't want to kill them and have time to aim, don't hit them in the head, chop down on their shoulder blades. Not many guys can get up and fight with a broken shoulder blade. I have a club that fits on the steering wheel to deter thieves - never use it but it sits between the seats of the van within reach. The police even gave them away to anyone who would line up for them.
  11. I'd eat that. I keep a bunch of canned goods, and try to rotate the stock. Rarely does something go bad, but it can, (had to chuck nearly a case of ramen noodles that got too old). I get rice by the 25 lb bag but try not to store dried beans for too long. Rather than waste good ingredients by combining with old beans I recycle them into my groundbait for carp fishing. Would they keep forever if sealed in a cryovac pack?
  12. I'm going to give this a shot, it looks like it should work. It says good for cats dogs and horses, so somewhere in there man should be included. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/HOT-Tick-Twister-Remover-Hook-Tool-Pack-x-2-Sizes-Dog-Horse-Cat-Pet/32779357000.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.18.7dBgU7&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_2_10152_10065_10151_10130_10068_5010016_10139_10136_10137_10060_10138_10155_10062_437_10154_10056_10055_10054_10059_303_100031_10099_10103_10102_10096_10052_10053_10107_10050_10142_10051_5030018_10084_10083_10080_10082_10081_10178_10110_519_10111_10112_10113_10114_10182_10078_10079_10073_10123_10189_142-10102,searchweb201603_13,ppcSwitch_5&btsid=e78fe899-bbae-4657-835e-131f5b4c641a&algo_expid=15afd69f-23c9-40aa-8bfa-3c4ce12dbcd7-2&algo_pvid=15afd69f-23c9-40aa-8bfa-3c4ce12dbcd7
  13. Yes, I'm in Regina. There doesn't seem to be a real deterrent to ticks biting once you're in the midst of them. Folk remedies end up being unfounded, industrial poison doesn't discourage them, and they're tenacious little beggars. When fishing along the riverbanks there are tons of them, and keeping pantlegs tucked into socks, wearing rubber boots, dark clothing, long sleeves and being vigilant is about all I can do. They seem to like a light coloured unhooking mat I use, and sometimes there will be a bunch on that so interdiction has some limited success. Mowing grass short around your buildings like you're doing is probably helping quite a bit.
  14. Tick paralysis seems far more serious than tick fever, but luckily it isn't very common, at least not here in central Canada. In the early 90's when Lyme Disease was almost unheard of in Saskatchewan there were a couple of positive tests done at a local lab, but they were from men who had been in the SE United States recently. Eastern Canada got it first and then it moved in and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever moved in from the west. Case studies and epidemiology from the UK can be key to solving our bug problems here; they had a West Nile epidemic there before it became an issue here, and it's a serious disease.