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I started this category so members can share trade secrets, rules of thumb, and other thoughts that can be passed down from generation to generation. Stories, true stories, half baked lies and tall tales may all be posted here. How to do or not to do are all fair game for suggestions. If you can barely remember what happened, that counts. Only those things that are worth telling are worth telling here. If at first, you can't tell it, tell it and tell it again until you have told the story. The best thing about a good story is having it repeated. The only bad story is one that was never told. Any one can do any thing but it takes experience to make a good story. So go out and find some new experiences so you so you can post a new tale of your endeavors. Those that exercise their right to remain silent will be quietly missed.
 

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How to start a one match fire. Gather small dry dead twigs from standing trees. Use a knife to carve off any pitch you can find from the trees. Take out any out of date receipts and other paper from your bill fold. Use these items for tender for your fire. Break into one foot lengths some dead limbs and branches. Use these limbs to build a teepee over your tender. Use larger pieces of wood to make a firewood cabin over the teepee.. Pour one pint of gas on the wood. Stand back and throw a lighted match onto the wood.
 

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To add a side note to the above post, no need for gas if you use dryer lint. I always keep a zip lock bag for starting fires. With dryer lint you can use a flint started with no match.

To build a fire to boil water take several small sticks about 1" in diameter and build a log cabin style pit that is small enough to hold your pan. build a fire in the center of itso it will no burn the structure before the water boils. a small pan of water should boil in 3 min or so.

Make your own water proof matches by melting some parifin wax on the stove in a old pan. dip several kitchen match heads in the wax.
 

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How to cook a duck. Clean and pluck the duck and put in refrigerator to cool over night. The next day take the duck out and place it on a hickory board. Dice up some apples and celery and mix with one cup of raisins and place in the body cavity. Rub one can of crushed pineapple into the skin of the duck and pour the juice onto the duck. Take one cup of shredded coconut and sprinkle it onto to the duck Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. Place the hickory board and the duck in the oven for one hour. Take out the board and duck. Throw away the duck and eat the board.
 

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ELK_HUN10 said:
How to start a one match fire. Gather small dry dead twigs from standing trees. Use a knife to carve off any pitch you can find from the trees. Take out any out of date receipts and other paper from your bill fold. Use these items for tender for your fire. Break into one foot lengths some dead limbs and branches. Use these limbs to build a teepee over your tender. Use larger pieces of wood to make a firewood cabin over the teepee.. Pour one pint of gas on the wood. Stand back and throw a lighted match onto the wood.
If you have a friend with you should you bump the pint of gas to a quart?
 

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Only if a strong wind is blowing.
 

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Why are mountain goat legs shorter on one side then they are on the other side? Mountain goats only travel around the mountain in a counter clockwise direction. In able for them to stand upright, their left legs must be shorter then their right legs
 

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Not unless he was dizzy.
 

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Two mosquitoes killed a moose in Alaska. One of the mosquitoes asked the other: "do you think we should eat him here or carry him over to the island?" The other mosquito said: "lets carry him over to the island, if we eat him here, the big mosquitoes will take him away from us".
 

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The bigger they are the harder I fall.
 

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How to pull your own teeth. Use a needle nose vice grip pliers and grab onto the tooth. Give a real big yank on the pliers, If the tooth comes out than every thing is fine. If the tooth does not come out then you really, really, really wish you had not done that.
 

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ELK_HUN10 said:
How to start a one match fire. Gather small dry dead twigs from standing trees. Use a knife to carve off any pitch you can find from the trees. Take out any out of date receipts and other paper from your bill fold. Use these items for tender for your fire. Break into one foot lengths some dead limbs and branches. Use these limbs to build a teepee over your tender. Use larger pieces of wood to make a firewood cabin over the teepee.. Pour one pint of gas on the wood. Stand back and throw a lighted match onto the wood.
If you have a friend with you should you bump the pint of gas to a quart?
4.00$ a gal.,don't want to use gas! :2funny:
 

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Before full moon, the moon comes up before the sun goes down. After full moon, the moon comes up after the sun goes down. This tells how light or dark it will be before sunrise.
 

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At $4.00 a gallon for gas, that is 50 cents for a pint of gas. Might have to mix some alcohol with the gas. Made in U.S.A. of course.
 

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Prey walk in single file, predators spread out. This is why we always walk in single file if hunting when it is dark, so the game will not think we are predators.
 

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A doom sayer increases the odds of something happening by a factor of 10. If my jack is in the back and on the bottom of a big load in my pickup, And a doom sayer says: "I sure hope you you don't have a flat tire". I might as well unload the pickup right there, so I will have the jack available when the tire goes flat.
 
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