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    18 Hours Ago
    The mental component will become much less stressful and should in fact become enjoyable, as you gain experience. Could you be a little more specific as to what part of the climb you found the most physically demanding.
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    1 Week Ago
    We are :). NASA has designated the Bitterroot College, in Hamilton, as "an official eclipse event site". Not sure it will be visible though with the heavy smoke that has settled into the valley and is giving no indication of leaving.
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    1 Week Ago
    DMc replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Yes and no. Technically, you can't have one without the other. So, even though a black child raised in a Scottish castle will be as Scottish as his red headed brothers, he is not a true representative of his race, unless you define race by physical appearance only. If races didn't live their lives independently of other races, there would be no definitive difference in any of us. Clearly, that is not the case. So until something changes, the "group" and all the baggage that comes with it should be considered when trying to understand things that go beyond just the physical appearances that define races.
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    1 Week Ago
    DMc replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    True, but the key word here, as i emphasized, is "group". If you take away all the things that make us different we are all genetically pretty much the same. Unfortunately, no one has been able to do that yet.
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    1 Week Ago
    Yes, it is certainly supposed to have a rivet there, I just couldn't see any evidence that one had been. Hopefully, Mike will make it right.
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    1 Week Ago
    DMc replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    The problem is you can not have a race with ( no other factors ). You can have individuals within a race that break the mold but a race by definition is a "group" of people that have identifiable characteristics that are different from other races.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    It is hard to tell for sure because the pictures are blurry but I can not see any tooling marks around that hole that a rivet would normally leave.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Are you sure? That looks like the factory rivet on the foot ascender and if so it was never in that hole.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    DMc replied to a thread What hitch for lanyard? in Climbing Forum
    With your hitches, when you are using fixed length cords and you want more grip but one wrap or braid more is too much, sometimes twisting the cord before you clip it onto the carabiner can give you an in-between setting.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    DMc replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Hard times make hard men. Unbelievable shit storm you are going through, Jim. Stephen, you too. I can only hope that these hardships end soon and that things improve as fast as they can.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    As we know.......the O horizon, also called the litter layer, is the topmost organic component of the soil profile.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Good luck brother.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    DMc replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Not good. I sure hope this misses you, Stephen.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    This is a good source with many different styles and they won't break the bank. I use the Crossfire Sniper. https://www.fullsource.com/safety-glasses/
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I use a mesh visor on my Kask and wear safety glasses. Glasses are much better eye protection in a broad-spectrum sense. The mesh visor is only used to deflect the heavy stuff and works great for that. For those of you that are having problems with fogging, keep trying different style glasses. The fit has a huge influence on whether or not fogging is persistent or transient.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    To my ears, the sounds of the job is music! You are posting interesting stuff. I like seeing the whole job.
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  • DMc's Avatar
    07-13-2017
    Really good post. Except for your thoughts on trying to create a BBC. Like with lightning, we may not know everything there is to know about it, but we know enough to give it respect.
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    07-10-2017
    Just used mine this morning to refresh the edge on my 150. Love it! Fast and precise and I didn't even need to put my bifocals on. Tools are only as good as what they can do. It is up to us to recognize when that will be an effort-saving benefit or a crutch that we lean on to fill a void in our education.
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    07-10-2017
    Rico, keep posting. It is the diversity and experience of the members here that make it what it is. Virtually no two climbers will be in total agreement on how things should be done and, of course, believing that their way is the right way. It makes for some very thought-provoking discussions. For as long as I have been working and climbing trees, I still learn much from this site.
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  • DMc's Avatar
    07-09-2017
    Well, your strong opinion is based on something you actually haven't used and you are posting assumptions. No matter, carry on.
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    07-09-2017
    Brian, have you used a Pferd 2-in-1 guide?
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    07-09-2017
    It's all good, Stig,:). It would be quite boring if we all did and liked the same things.
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  • DMc's Avatar
    07-09-2017
    The 2-in-1 chainsaw guide is not meant to teach anything; it is a tool, a guide and gauge to assist in sharpening. I have hand-sharpened chains for most of my life and have no problem with it but I actually prefer using the guide for most of what I now do. Just as I use other tools that make things that need doing easier. I do not do what you do, Stig, but I still consider myself a professional.
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    07-09-2017
    LMAO! The 2-in-1 file guide is a tool that will increase consistency and reduce the workload of the job of sharpening chainsaw chains. Unless you are on foot and packing light or have the need to alter cutter geometry, the 2-in-1 has value for anybody that wants to keep their chain sharp and cutting properly, whether they be newbie or seasoned professional. It is a tool, like the chainsaw itself.
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  • DMc's Avatar
    07-07-2017
    Yes! With a 2 in 1 you will consistently get all that a stock saw and chain were designed to give. That is a heap better than what most arborists can get without one. They are very good tools.
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    07-07-2017
    DMc replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Looks like a hell of a truck, Jim. Glad you made it back home.
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    07-02-2017
    DMc replied to a thread Why aren't POWs Aluminum? in Gear Forum
    While all true, it does not negate the fact that welded aluminum has been used successfully for not only port-a-wraps, but many, many other parts where weight is part of the design's consideration.
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    06-28-2017
    DMc replied to a thread Why aren't POWs Aluminum? in Gear Forum
    I have the same one, Gerry, and have had the same results. Good question, Sean, there really is no reason that an aluminum POW should not still be available.
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    06-27-2017
    DMc replied to a thread Antique gear collector? in Gear Forum
    That is some cool stuff, Burnham.
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    06-21-2017
    DMc replied to a thread Double Rope SRT Climb in MBTV
    Nice video, Patrick. Any that have followed Kevin's two rope development for use in tree work would probably agree that he has proven that it can be done with efficiency and speed. The use of two ropes is by no means new in tree work and has been used quite often if the situation fits. Times, as you portrayed where one suspension point was deemed inadequate, or where two separate points of suspension made for increased flexibility in work positioning. But Kevin and a few others that are doing this are exploring the potential other uses hiding within the twin systems. We are all different in how we climb and what we need in our systems, so even though I personally am not a fan of using this in anything but its more traditional form, I do think it is well worth consideration for climbers that are so inclined. P.S. Two bridges makes it much less cumbersome.
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    06-17-2017
    Yeah, easy-peezy.
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    06-17-2017
    LOL! Lots of red meat in there, Jim. My teeth are bad so I eat mostly ground. The sprouts are mung beans, sprouted for 2 days. The vegetables vary with what is fresh and available. This dish had, besides ground beef, black beans, onions, garlic, jalapeno pepper, tomatoes with chili peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, corn all seasoned with spicy chili powder, topped with extra sharp white cheddar and the mung beans.
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    06-17-2017
    This is our version of a chili dish.
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