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#111648 - 02/21/09 12:23 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: Jimshaw]
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Burned steaks? He could save a lot of trouble and fuel by eating roasted beef jerkey (over a cook fire).
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Bigfoot must have Sawzall blades for teeth. grin
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#111652 - 02/21/09 01:10 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: Jimshaw]
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I used to grill out a couple of times a week. Usually ribeyes. My wife said she doesn't want to see any red or blood on her plate. I like mine rare to med rare. So I would tell her I'll cook mine and ruin hers. What kinda candy do you put on a steak anyway? Melted M&M's might be good. It could mask the burnt flavor. grin
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#111654 - 02/21/09 01:24 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: chaz]
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In the 70's and 80's I had big hair. But at least when I look back I won't have a vision of very cheezy rock suits.


Hmmm... You know, I'd really like to see a photo. You must have one lying around somewhere you could post...

I think there's a darn good chance you did wear something cheezy back in the 70's. You sure you weren't wearing platforms and Big Bells with a wide cuff when you were on stage? Maybe you had some tight leather pants and one of those real tight R&R T-Shirts?

I was there too chaz... I saw what was going on wink

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#111679 - 02/21/09 08:56 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: phat]
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Hey, I like my steaks medium-rare, and I drink my coffee plain and black! Wish I could go with y'all . . . frown
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#111727 - 02/22/09 05:20 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: Folkalist]
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Originally Posted By Folkalist
Wish I could go with y'all . . . frown


You are more than welcome to come along if you like smile I'll even pick you up at the airport and give you a lift to the trail head if we end up going in November.

BF cool
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#111734 - 02/22/09 06:32 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: Jimshaw]
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Originally Posted By Jimshaw
phat

Bigfoot only eats burned steaks. I took good steaks and he wanted it burned! Burned steaks and candy...
Jim


Phat,

"Were it not for my companion, I believe I would be having the time of my life. I know he means well, but he is quite possibly the foulest man I have ever met."--Dances With Wolves.

'Nuff said smile

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#111737 - 02/22/09 06:43 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: bigfoot2]
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FACT IS

we need to have a PNW camping trip this year, and add anybody who'll fly in.
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#111739 - 02/22/09 07:02 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: Jimshaw]
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AMEN to that goodjob

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#111740 - 02/22/09 07:49 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: billstephenson]
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Yeah you caught me. I did have bell bottoms, platform shoes and a natural weave shirt with black accents. If I knew how to attach a pic I'd send you a thrill. LOL


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#111826 - 02/23/09 09:52 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: bigfoot2]
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Hmmm, November might be do-able. I'll have taken my second trip to Aussie, so I might have enough flyer miles saved up. That is of course if y'all don't mind a girl eek tagging along.
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#111827 - 02/23/09 09:53 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: chaz]
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Hey that was just an "LOL," not an "LOL ouch." On the mend?
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#111828 - 02/23/09 10:05 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: Folkalist]
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Originally Posted By Folkalist
That is of course if y'all don't mind a girl eek tagging along.


Not at all...i invited Jimshaw... wink

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#111862 - 02/24/09 12:02 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: Folkalist]
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Folklorist

Girls are ok. I may invite my former female climbing partner who lives in Seatttle to join us. If there is too much testosterone you may join us on the "gentile" side of the camp. I dearly hope Wandering Daisy might join us, or SARBAR - mmmmm she can be the cook.
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#111868 - 02/24/09 01:35 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: Folkalist]
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It only hurts when I laugh or cough or sneeze or walk or well, just about anything.
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#111870 - 02/24/09 01:42 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: Jimshaw]
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Salt. It can be used to season your food, and instead of using a saline nose spray, you can mix a bunch with boiled water for that purpose. I was once hooked on Afrin and couldn't breathe with out it. Maybe this should be in health and safety?
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#111988 - 02/26/09 10:36 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: Jimshaw]
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I gotta admit, I'm already checking out flight costs.
I'm nearly immune to testosterone. Where I work the ratio of men to women is huge. I actually like it; men are goofy. I just don't understand the attraction to football . . .

'Twould be neat if some others of the gentler sex from the forum joined us.

Folkalist (which btw is a vocalist for likes to sing folk tunes)
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#111989 - 02/26/09 10:39 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: chaz]
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Oh, we can cure that. Drink a gallon of prune juice, eat two dozen prunes, and eat a half a box of exlax.


It doesn't actually cure the cough, stop the sneezes or keep stuff from being funny, but you sure as heck will learn to control it fast!

(Sorry, it was a joke one of the presenters used at the seminar we were putting on this week. <groan>).
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#112105 - 03/01/09 07:17 AM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: Folkalist]
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quote: men are goofy.

I'm not a big fan of team sports either. But men being goofy, well that's probably because they are trying to be respectful around goofy women. You wanna see goofy, watch The Office. Every character on that show is so goofy that together they wouldn't have the sense to buy a cup of coffee. that's another reason I don't like working around co-workers. It becomes kinda like the animal world. Soon everyone is trying to find their place on the ladder. The last place I worked, I started out just trying to do my job. I was getting praise for my good work. Then the manager got canned. Then some "woman" from corporate came in as temp manager until a replacement was found. I think that woman fell of a turnip truck.
Some of the most most insane thinks came out of her mouth. And the lies that floated around were unbelievable. I was lied to on a daily basis. It was a sad state of affairs when so many people on the bottom fought for scraps. I finally was injured and made a claim and got the hell out of there. Goofy, was an understatement around that place. they are fools if they think I'm ever gonna walk back in that place. Sorry I got started. But.....
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#112128 - 03/01/09 05:24 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: chaz]
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Aw, Chaz, I didn't mean to open that kind of door. I really meant goofy in great sort of way. Men don't primp as much as women; they are a lot more comfortable with themselves. I like seeing the ties their children get them for Christmas. The guys I work with are all law enforcement. They've seen some really awful crap in their careers and have become pretty good at enjoying the little things (like when the copier works). They can tell a joke three different ways: private group naughty, law enforcement naughty, and in-the-presence-of-the-fairer-sex semi-clean. And the joke is funny all three ways! They tell stories about their kids' accomplishments the way only Dads can. Most of them want to be "gentlemanly" and seem saddened that so many women won't let them open doors for them or help carry boxes or the like. I just like working with them. They challenge my perspective and bring balance to how we approach things.

And sometimes, when the planets align just right . . . they have chocolate stashed in their office!
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#112151 - 03/02/09 09:56 AM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: Folkalist]
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I didn't mean to offend. I just don't like generizations. Take my wife for example. She runs the house around here but sometimes I beg to differ. Keep up the good work in Law enforcement.
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#112161 - 03/02/09 01:00 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: chaz]
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No offense taken! Stereotypes and generalizations can be damaging. smile
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#112435 - 03/07/09 01:17 PM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: Folkalist]
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Yeah, I like surround sound myself. LOL
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#112920 - 03/17/09 02:26 AM Re: REAL multi use items? [Re: Jimshaw]
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In the original post of this thread, Jimshaw said:

Quote:
my BIC lighter just lights fires...


Watch this YouTube video and turn your BIC into a bottle opener. If you say that this does not make your lighter multifunction because beer is not needed to camp (heathen!), watch this other YouTube video that shows you how to use your lighter to win free beers at the bar. Now your wallet can weigh less because you don't have to carry as much cash for the end-of-the-trail (or middle-of-the-trail) bar stop.

For those rare few among us that still carry a Zippo - don't feel guilty! You can use it for a magic trick! That makes it multipurpose, doesn't it? We all need entertainment on those rainy days in the trail shelter.

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