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    what do you mean "rail your bars"
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    gf beranek replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I grew up before the issues of energy became what they are today. Gas was 25 cents a gal and diesel was 18 cents and it appeared that was the way it was going to be forever. Ha! Use as much as you want! It was cheap!
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    gf beranek replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    People with good spatial recognition well suited to this trade.
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    gf beranek replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Altering the device will void manufacturer specs and warrenty.
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    gf beranek replied to a thread Need a big help!!! in Gear Forum
    Brian Kotwitka drew that.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread Who Vapes? in The Rec Room
    I have smoked green buds in a vape but found it sends a tickle and a cough much deeper into my lungs than normal combusted buds, which we know are no bueno for the lungs. have you found that?. Not going to try liquified weed thats too weird.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread Who Vapes? in The Rec Room
    thats cool. it definitely seems like a highly highly addictive nicotine vehicle so keeping clear of that seems the way to go. The people who I know that cape definitely have nicotine in theirs and they are completely inseparable from them.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread Who Vapes? in The Rec Room
    so you have no nicotine at all in your concoction?
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread Who Vapes? in The Rec Room
    It seems that people who vape, vape all the damn time. with no break ever. Like with cigarettes its a break here and there but not all the time walking in a cloud of sickly sweet smelling overpowering aromas of weird food steam. There also seems to be no sense of boundaries. People have been trained to light up their cigarettes at a safe distance from non smokers. Vapos seem to believe that everyone loves the way it smells. They do it everywhere! I love tabaco, cigarettes, chew, cigars, pipes. all in extreme moderation. It used to be much more but now its very rare that I partake. I still love the drug though. I just can not get on board with the vapos. I have one friend who after him and his wife started it, I just don't want to hang around them. Its like they have this apparatus hanging from their lips all friggin day without stop.
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    gf beranek replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    I learned the taught-line hitch in 1969. Using manila rope. I'm here to tell it was the best damn thing going at the time. By the mid 70s synthetic rope (nylon) had essentially replace natural fiber rigging in the arborist trade. The Blake's hitch came in the early 90s and solved the problem of the climbing hitch creeping. What a godsend. In the mid 90s the French Prussik with the minding pulley improved climbline control dramatically better. By the year 2000 numerous mechanical devices were being developed, in the attempt, to surpass the current limits of climbline control through fiber on fiber. Up to my injury, and retirement, in 2007 I tried out practically every mechanical device there was, and in my opinion none of them could beat the control I could get through fiber on fiber. But that was 10 years ago. Since then a half dozen new mechanicals have made their debut, and I can not help but wonder if they are really as good as all the hype says they are. With the current development of SRT in working arborculture today it appears the mechanicals have reached a brand new pinnacle in line control. What's next?
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    gf beranek replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    One year know it all. Been there done that.
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    gf beranek replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I want it now! Not later. Just for instance: a 600 horsepower family vehicle to go to the store to get ice-cream. Who knows when I will ever need all the useless horsepower? Oh, but I'll have it blow every slow-poke off the road, if and whenever I want. By God, it is my guaranteed constitutional right to have anything and everything I want, in excess, if and whenever I want it. Me me me! Get out of my way! Lord! What a state of excess modern mankind has reached. On the flip side there's primitive cultures that live in harmony with nature without any need for anymore. Is their any middle ground?
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.outsideonline.com/2157816/will-pipelines-destroy-appalachian-trail%3Famp?client=ms-android-hms-tmobile-us heres another one... progress.
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    gf beranek replied to a thread Fishing 2017 in The Rec Room
    Frightening too, Butch. I once hooked a big Halibut on sport gear when trolling for salmon, in a 12 foot skiff about a mile off shore just south of Ft. Bragg. The ocean was flat and I had a radio to call in case of emergency. That Halibut was in the neighborhood of 200+ lbs. I had it up to the boat two times and it stripped over 200 yards of 40 lb. test off the reel each time heading out to deeper water. I had to fire up the outboard to keep up with that fish. I ended up off of Casper High Point some 2 miles south of Ft. Bragg before the line broke. The fish was too big to land in the boat anyway. I'd have to tie it by the tail and tow it off the stern. But if it came alive it would tear the stern off the skiff. The whole time I was torn between trying my damnedest to land that fish or just cut the line, and play it safe. Oh, I couldn't cut the line. The only reason I stuck with it as long as I did is because it was a flat calm ocean and I had several coves nearby to duck into for safe landing, if the need come. The whole experience was exhilarating and freighting all at the same time. Truly a tale of the "Old Man and the Sea". Ah, but I was only 30 then. Bring it on!
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    gf beranek replied to a thread Trust in Climbing Forum
    Yeah I get that part. One editor who worked on the "Fundamentals", way back in the early 90s, told me I should title the book "Climbing and Falling". I told him, "I don't like the sound of that". That was John Fremont. Smart and literal, but he lacked common understanding of trade terminology. He also told me that I was making up words, because he could find them in any dictionary. The internet and search engines were just in their beginnings then. I told John that it was all trade terminology. He still thought I was making up the words. I had no alternative but to find a new editor. Then John got pissed that I fired him. Life's rich.
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    gf beranek replied to a thread Trust in Climbing Forum
    Falling is Safe? I don't understand that part of the Mantra, Sean.
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    gf beranek replied to a thread Fishing 2017 in The Rec Room
    Those big Kings in the Smith and Eel Rivers could tow you around for hours.
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    Hi Kevin, it's Mike Meredith.

    Sorry - I just discovered this message today. I go by Tuebor here and over on TreeBuzz also.

    I did meet you briefly at the Bartlett open house back in March. Since then I friended you on Facebook and joined the Rope Runner group. I connected with Johnny Pro when he was in town and videoed his TRT explanation. I met Jeremy and Mike a day or two later while we were climbing in a park. (Mike tried my skateboard and decided to get one for himself - but don't blame me if he cracks his skull and misses work, LOL.)

    I live in Grosse Pointe Woods and took up recreation climbing last fall after meeting Bo Burke up north, in October. Love it because I'm a kid at heart. Let me know next time you have a job on the east side - I'd like to watch. I've been out of work for a while, recovering from a bout of cancer, but when I get back later this summer I'll have some tree work for you guys.

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