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    1 Week Ago
    That is great news! Tim
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    1 Week Ago
    Thanks, squisher. Must be nice to be a nearly full-time galavanter. ;) Hopefully he's having the time of his life. Tim
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    1 Week Ago
    Yeah, Butch, that is an obvious truth. But you've probably hit the nail on the head. The fact that they are the newest might make it likely that they have a higher chance of producing the outcome the Forest Service is looking for. I'd love to hear more background from Burnham about how the stuff that gets picked from the top of the trees ends up being employed. I thought I read somewhere, maybe in this thread, that the cones are not the only thing that gets harvested. Maybe it was some kind of grafting wood? I guess I'm starting to develop an interest in tree biology, after all this time. Better late than never, I guess. Up to now it's mostly been about how to keep from killing myself while trying to climb trees. Thanks in advance to Burnham if he manages to see this thread and post his thoughts. Tim
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    1 Week Ago
    I also wanted to pull this post of Burnham's forward, as it is of primary importance to this thread. Just to save some possible new members of the forum some time if they're not inclined to read through this whole thread, like I just did. The whole thread is well worth reading, though, in my humble opinion, for those that are interested. Tim
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    1 Week Ago
    Bump. Ok, revealing my ignorance of tree biology, what is it about the cones at the top of the tree that make them so special? I'm assuming that these conifers have cones all over the canopy, many of which are probably much lower and easier to access? So there must be some important, fundamental difference in the ones at the top? Thanks in advance to anyone who is able to enlighten me on this subject. Tim
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    1 Week Ago
    Tim_B. replied to a thread New toy! in Chainsaws!
    Hey, Mellow! If you manage to see this post, maybe you could try to communicate with Chris on Facebook and let him know that people here are missing him. I'm not on Facebook, and have no idea how it all works over there. Can you do a private message thing over there like you can here? If yes, you could make a request that he visit here once in awhile in private, and see what he says. Thanks in advance if you choose to try to make this gesture. Tim
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Tim_B. replied to a thread QTRA course... in Tree Care and Health
    Hey, JD, any chance you could name the title of the book, or better yet, provide a link to a place it can be purchased? For those of us that might be interested in the knowledge, but don't need a certificate. Thanks, in advance. Tim
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Tim_B. replied to a thread New toy! in Chainsaws!
    Posts like these are why I miss seeing Chris around this forum. Amazing insights. Almost Zenlike. I found this thread by viewing another thread in which he posted, which got me wondering when the last time he came around happened to be. So I looked at a drop-down list of his most recent posts and found these beauties. If anybody has a way to get in touch with him, they could let him know that he is missed here, and that his old posts are still being appreciated. I have not kept up with the changes in his life. A conversation better left to the elder's forum. I'm just glad to have found this thread and these posts. Tim
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I appreciate the link, stig. It'll save me a bunch of time looking for it. I've saved it as a favorite place, now, for ordering in the near future.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I've been trying to dig through Burnham's old posts to locate the one in which he recommened this item. I found one of his posts that contained an old link to this product, plus a link to this post by Stig. I really appreciate the fact that Stig chose to post this photo of the item, because now I know what to look for. Surfing on the website on my handheld has me digging through too many pages to try to find it, so I might try again later on my laptop. I appreciate the great review you did here, Stig, and the help from Burnham in finding this post in the first place. I think the original link to the product in Burnham's post might be a dead link at this point in time, but I was able to find the basic address of the website from the notice I got. Thanks again for this information, Burnham and Stig. Tim
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I might be getting this wrong, but I thought the idea of the rings was to add in some friction to the system in the same way that natural crotch rigging does, with the benefit being that it makes it easier for a ground man to handle the situation at the Port-a-Wrap, or other base mounted lowering device. With less chance of damaging the rope than natural crotch rigging, also. Tim
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I think public speaking is supposed to be one of the biggest fears most people have. Which makes you an uncommon individual, and gives you a decided advantage over your competition in your local area. In my humble opinion. Tim
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Tim_B. replied to a thread Email trouble in Announcements!!!
    Adding to what Gary said, possibly just trying to log into the account will show a box with a question along the lines of "Forgot your password?". Clicking on that link would get you into the process for recovering or changing a password. The other possibility is trying to remember if you'd written it down somewhere, so long ago. Tim
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Good one, Fiddler! I hope you don't mind if I steal that joke. Too good not to spread around.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I think people might offer me money just to shut my yap for a few minutes. It's kinda like the old protection rackets the mob engaged in. Pay me money to prevent a migraine headache, sort of thing.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    @Sean; "Like". :thumbup:
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Wow, Gary, great post! I had never heard of either of the above mentioned items. I did not take time to read through the whole explanation of the Valsalva Maneuver just yet, as it is highly detailed and it is getting late. I need to read through it when I'm fully alert to get the max benefit from it. I thought they said that power lifters use the technique, though. My bet is that the second thing you proposed, respiratory alkalosis, is the correct guess as to what happened to him, as trying to sing hard is exactly the activity he was engaged in. Unbelievable that someone on such a relatively small forum would know the answer to this. Thanks again. Tim
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    4 Weeks Ago
    @TreeMuggs; I hope you had your carpel tunnel syndrome wrist protectors on when you typed all that up! Just kidding! That was a really well written post. I'm going to have to go back now and look at the kind of grief Rico was given; maybe I missed those threads. I hope that stuff isn't the reason he's not still posting here. It seemed like he was really getting on well with the true veterans on this forum. Brian, I'm really, really sorry to hear that you feel inhibited from posting about your work on this or any other forum as a result of this stuff. I hope it was never I who got on you like this. Being able to read what the most highly skilled veterans do for a living, and how they do it, is the big appeal of the forums. I surely hope this kind of thing did not happen to you while posting in the Elders forum. Perhaps that part of this forum would be a "safe" place, relatively, to post whatever you feel like posting. If you feel as though I ever get out of line in this regard, please feel free to tell me to shut my yap. Apologies if I ever got out of line with you in the past. Thanks for your thoughts, TreeMuggs and Brian. Tim
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    4 Weeks Ago
    It does make you wonder what could have caused that. Hopefully it was just a low probability fluke, and not any byproduct of his medical issues.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Tim_B. replied to a thread Monkey Beaver Saddle in Gear Forum
    I just finished reading this whole thread start to finish. Thanks to Rico if he ever comes back, for keeping this thread alive and for his unique insights as an big-wood veteran climber and also as a Treemotion Light owner. It sounds like everyone that has tried this saddle just loves it. It would be nice to hear again from some folks that gave an early review of the saddle after only owning it for a short while, to see their impressions of it over a longer time period.
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    01-10-2018
    Also, to get back on track, I'm glad the subject of the original post was able to make a "full" recovery. Although I can't help but think this stuff might give him some subtle reminders every once in awhile. I'd like to see him back on this forum. By "him" I mean the member that goes by the screen name "RLfailuer" on this forum, and "Human" on YouTube. Tim
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    01-09-2018
    I'm not certain of this, but I think it is possible to do transactions in fractions of bitcoins, thereby allowing an infinite number of people to use the coins as currency, no matter how high the price goes. I think it was already said, but the primary purpose of Bitcoin currency is to liberate money from the control of governments. They had a documentary on it on PBS TV. I think when Greece was having one of its financial meltdowns, and the government stopped people from making a run on the banks by locking them out of it, people who had their money in bitcoins were still able to get at it, as long as they had access to a computer. I still have a lot to learn, so if anything I've said is in error, feel free to correct me. Tim
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Relatively new to climbing, about a year as of March 2014. SRT now using Rope Wrench. Recently purchased Hitch Hiker, will try it out soon, as weather gets warmer. I'm not a pro arb, just in a learning stage now, pruning deadwood for friends and family, mostly with my Silky saw.
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