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  1. Laughing, because I have most of those items nail clippers are great for trimming monofilament fishing line, too. Wooden spring clothespins have a million uses, not the least being dry kindling in a wet weather emergency situation. I guess my 2 oddballs would be a 4-in-hand farrier's rasp for cleaning up surfaces on hillbilly hacks in wood, plastics and soft metals, and a marlinspike made out of a paracord wrapped dulled-point aluminum shrimp deveiner I got for 3 bucks. Absolutely invaluable when dealing with any sort of cordage project.
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    Hunting 2018

    Just still looking for a spot to hunt this fall
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    Buy a Homestead

    As I get older, less than an hour from real hospitals and emergency services has gotten more important. Also remember that an hour in August may not be the same as an hour in February.
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    Rabbits Suck!

    Ground chile peppers, such as cayenne , Habanero or hotter should work ok. Black or white pepper might be too mild. The hotter, the better. Adding fresh or granulated garlic and/ or onion doesn't hurt, either. With ground spices probably best to strain through paper coffee filters, or something similar to avoid clogging your spray bottles.
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    howdy from east texas..

    Welcome from Va.
  6. I'm both in a fairly warm climate and an admitted heretic, so my opinion is worth exactly what you paid for it. My usual edc carry is a Cold Steel kitchen classics paring knife in a homebuilt leather sheath that also holds a ceramic crockstick. For camping, I add a "Canadian belt knife", either a stainless Cold Steel, or my old Herters carbon steel, to my belt, and a sheathed (cheap) kitchen cleaver vs a hatchet in my pack, and an old Normark cruiser axe in the vehicle. I like the cleaver because it is more precise than a hatchet, and seldom need the axe. Ymmv.
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    Rabbits Suck!

    Just got a "cabbage worms in the greenhouse " msg from my biz partner. Rather than tell him for the nth time that the open vents can't be properly screened, reminded him that the same pepper "mace" spray will repel most harmful insects.
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    Picture a day thread!

    Just something to make people smile. This year, I have a momma Robin nesting in my climbing rose bush.
  9. Sorry to hear, @dthomasdigital. In a former life, we provided voice services for vision-impaired folks. Probably the best resource for information is the National Federation of the Blind, at nfb.org . Great, helpful people and a great list of possible resources.
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    Rabbits Suck!

    Just a aside, you can do something similar using water vs. Oil to make the spray, but it won't extract as much capsaicin and you'll have to reapply more often, like every day. The oil sticks better, so will last a week or so or until a heavy rain. Hopefully, your local rabbits aren't Thai food fans
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    Rabbits Suck!

    That's a pro rig, well done. Didn't get to order my batch from Hatch this year though
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    Rabbits Suck!

    Just in case you are not used to dealing with very hot capsicums like Habaneros, Thai birds, or Asian dried varieties, "double bag" your gloves, especially if you use nitrile , and wash hands with soap BEFORE going to the bathroom. Spice burns are no fun at all. The capsaicin that burns is oil based so water only spreads it around. Olive oil is probably the best remedy if your skin gets irritated, even if you touch your eye. Being extra careful is even better
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    Rabbits Suck!

    My sympathies... get a gallon of the cheapest veggie oil you can find, and a couple pounds of the hottest, nastiest, most evil dried chile peppers you can find. Heat the oil, not terribly hot, and steep the peppers (outside) for a few hours. Cool and strain and put in spray bottles . Wear gloves,a mask and eye protection to spray all around the plants. Deer and rabbits will avoid. Good luck and be careful , also works as Mace.
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  15. Something I have had next to me in every vehicle I have owned since 1970, either an old-type straight lug wrench, or more recently, a gooseneck crowbar. Could definitely be used as an impact weapon. When I was in high school, my best friend's uncle died in the line of duty with the NYPD, burned to death in a car that was wrecked during a chase. He had broken his old school wooden night stick attempting to lever the steering wheel off his chest. We all started carrying lug wrenches next to the driver's seat, and I never stopped.