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  Ron, Finely Got Steven L. Doran On Board
Posted by: MajorMarv - 04-24-2004, 06:45 PM - Forum: Questions and Answers - Replies (4)

Steven L. Doran finely shows up. Him being the new head police chief and all of a major western town. I was under the impression that he was still mad at Ron for not inviting him back to Idaho. I guess that you both have kissed and made up. It was a great pleasure in meeting your girlfriend Steven L. Doran . A picture of her posted on this site would make many a hoodlums day. <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' /> <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' /> <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' /> Congratulations on your new assignment and hope to see afew postings on this site from you. P.S She is diffently a keeper and she likes wine too. Can't go wrong there !!

Best wishes Marv


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Posted by: storm - 04-24-2004, 04:24 PM - Forum: Hoodlum Workshop-Photos Please - No Replies

[url="http://www.perigee.net/~benjamin/blowgun.htm"]windsong primitives--blowguns[/url]

there's a link to an article about making blowguns i think is interesting...

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  I'm Being Stalked....
Posted by: DReed - 04-24-2004, 12:39 PM - Forum: Questions and Answers - Replies (28)

Brother Hoodlums, I need your thoughts.

I really am being stalked. I teach at a college, and one of my female students is stalking me.....(I know what you're thinking, but trust me.....not with a ten foot....anything!) Seriously, she isn't right in the head, and it is to the point I don't know what to do. I have told her that she needs to stop, I've told her to quit bringing me "stuff" (cards, gifts, candy), I even went so far as to tell her that her actions constitute stalking, and that she needs to leave me alone. Obviously, I can't tell you everything, or this post would be a mile long. I teach psychology, and I have worked in mental health, and I actually have dealt with stalkers. I've documented everything, every contact, every card, all of it down to the minute. The problem is, she hasn't crossed the line to the point of my being able to charge her formally.....but she keeps going right up to it. Another problem is, she's smart. She's actually my top students.....but she ain't right! She's touched in the head! Being the cautious (some would say paranoid) person that I am, I always lock my office when I leave. Yesterday the ONE TIME I left my office unlocked as I went upstairs to talk to someone, she's there. Not only is she there, but she inventories how many books I have on various subjects, and all my little office do-dads. When I walked back in, she said, "For someone who is supposed to be so careful, you went away and left your office open, the water bottle on your desk opened, and ....." She went on. Literally the ONE TIME I left my door open, she was there. I asked her what she was doing in my office, and she proceded to tell me about the "stuff" in my office. I told her I was busy and that she needed to get to the point. She began by asking a vague question about class, but then diverted into something about bringing her sister to meet me.

There is so much more I could tell you, but I'm sure you don't want to hear it all. Suffice it to say, I have never made any advances toward this woman, and I have no idea why she has focused her attentions on me. She's highly intelligent, and doesn't blatantly cross the line that would enable me to file a restraining order. She tells me she knows where I live, where my mother lives, etc., that she has been by my house...when she "was out sight-seeing." I told her I have a security system, and that if she sets one foot on my property, I would know.....

Bottom line is, she's annoying the crap out of me. She doesn't scare me, she doesn't intimidate me......she just is annoying the be-jeezus out of me.

So my friends, how would you deal with this. Any insights? (I could set a box-trap.......hmmm.......need a REALLY big box..... <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />

Many Thanks,


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  Not Wilderness Survival, But Got A Question
Posted by: CaliCollector - 04-24-2004, 03:16 AM - Forum: Questions and Answers - Replies (17)

ahh how to start this one off?? i suppose honestlyy an explain from there would be a good start...

anymore im LAZY! well besides that, i like to do things once and be able to forget about it, i dislike having to change things out and rotate this and rotate that. a real pain in the ass for large quantities of water storage. i know i know, theres ways around that, but i dont want to do them for various reasons. namely im trying to get my emergency stuff put away in its place low key, out of sight and out of mind, and away from the prying eyes of most people.

heres my idea and question...

what i want to do is take an undetermined number of 55gallon food grade plastic drums, dig a deep hole in the ground out in the back yard, deep enough to have 3 feet of soil covering the bungholes (bunghole for those that dont know is the threaded or unthreaded plugs in the tops of drums or barrels) fill them with water from the hose, treat with bleach, seal the bungs nice and tight (no perv jokes bout the tight bungs please...) and cover them up with dirt. then forget about them. with one drum id have 55 gallons of treated water at my disposal ready to drink, with 2 thats 110 gallons, 3 is 165 gallons and down the line....

how long would the water be good/safe to pump directly out of the drum and into my cup to be drank? would the nice steady cool dark no sunlight to allow bacteria to grow, and treatment with bleach render the water safe to drink indefinatly? if not, how often would i have to go thru the hassel of pumping all the water out, filling it up and cleaning it with a bleach water solution and rinsing wtih repeated pumpings, or just dig the things up , pump them dry, pull them out and clean the insides out and then replant and fill them?

i want a looooooooooooooong term water storage depot that i dont have to worry about or dick with it for a looooong time if ever. i know the water will probly go bad someday or atleast need additional treatment or filtering or boiling to be made safe, but for a worste case thing, i just want to be able to dig down to the top, unscrew the bungs, and start pumping the water out to be drank. only want to mess with it once.

i dont want to incorporate a storage tank or drums into the water lines for the house because one, i dont want to do the plumbing work, and two i want my storage depot to be completely seperate and stand alone from the shitty city's water. if the citys water became contaminated due to whatever reason, i want my water to be good and clean without a doubt.

anyhows, ive rambled long enough... what do you guys think/know?

id be interested in hearing Kristi's thoughts on this since i believe Joe said that she was an water treatment engineer? or is my mind playing tricks on me again?

thanks alot folks.. edited it out to hopefully remove all my Beavis and Butthead jokes, thought it was more childish than funny after i read it. you can only laugh about bungs and bungholes so much before it just sounds stupid. sorry for the initial jokes about a serious post.

Ray in kalifornia

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  Construction Of A Quartz Crystal Drill, Part 2
Posted by: storm - 04-24-2004, 12:28 AM - Forum: Hoodlum Workshop-Photos Please - No Replies

Now it was time to test the tools at hand. Photos 7 through 11 illustrate the various materials that have been successfully drilled with the quartz crystal hand drill. An avid friction-fire practitioner, I am very pleased to have a wholly primitive tool capable of easily starting the socket in which a hand drill or bow drill spindle would spin.

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photo 11--carapace, bone and antler

Here is a little efficacy examination of this mineral drill regarding various materials:

Material and Time Took to Complete Task (min.)

CA Fan Palm Wood Hearthboard (3mm depression sought) 0:20

Red-Belted Conk Fungus (3mm depression sought) 0:30

Coast Live Oak Hearthboard (3mm depression sought) 0:35

Mussel Shell (2mm thick) 1:15

Snapping Turtle Carapace Shard (6mm thick) 2:20

Deer Leg Bone Shard (4mm thick) 3:25

Elk Antler Shard (7mm thick) 4:00

if you have any thoughts...go ahead!

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  Constructing A Quartz Crystal Hand Drill, Part 1
Posted by: storm - 04-24-2004, 12:27 AM - Forum: Hoodlum Workshop-Photos Please - No Replies

Construction and Efficacy of a Quartz Crystal-Tipped Hand Drill

A few years ago, amongst the shovel-and-pick gold claims and scattered stately yuccas, I had collected some point-tipped quartz crystals in the San Bernadino National Forest of southern California. There were fascinating outcroppings of pegmatite (photo 1), a coarse-grained granite containing tourmaline, beryl, phosphate, micas, and quartz (to name a few possibilities), which sometimes offered large crystals. “These must be of some use,” I thought to myself as I not-so-gently crushed the pegmatite to reveal small pockets of clear quartz crystals. Four years later, a few uses presented themselves.

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Having nearly no knapping skills, I’ve thought long and hard about alternatives to the stone micro-drills so wonderfully displayed in the annals of the Bulletin of Primitive Technology. Putting the eyes in bone needles, holes in shell ornaments, and primitively starting friction-fire sockets are tasks that have become important to me. It had recently dawned on me that I could simply sink a pointed quartz crystal into a hand-drill spindle (of which I have a few hundred), affix it with pitch, and drill away. Photos 2 and 3 shows the cutting and sanding tools, deer dung, Douglas fir pitch (and littleneck clam shell container in which to melt it), elderberry and honeysuckle spindles, and quartz crystals necessary to make a hand drill.

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In order to create the socket in which the crystal would be glued into the spindle, I hand-spun the pointed tip of the quartz into the future working-end of the spindle shaft, which took about ten minutes (photo 4). Using a little fir pitch to firmly nest the crystal into place, the tool was finished and ready to use (photo 5). For the fun of it, I bought a fluorite crystal and made a drill out of that (photo 6), but the fun ended when I found that this mineral was far too soft to be useful in general.

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  It's That Time Of Year...
Posted by: storm - 04-23-2004, 08:33 PM - Forum: Hoodlum Workshop-Photos Please - No Replies

it's cedar bark stripping time! right now i can make a slit in the bark of western red cedar and run my hand between the wood and inner bark--pretty easily! makes the hands very cols--quite wet in there. here's some of the cedar bark i collected last year and processed for basketry and cordage:

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  Quickie Shelter
Posted by: storm - 04-23-2004, 08:30 PM - Forum: Hoodlum Workshop-Photos Please - Replies (6)

made from lake driftwood and shore sticks (with human for scale):

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  Stone Tool Kit
Posted by: storm - 04-23-2004, 08:28 PM - Forum: Hoodlum Workshop-Photos Please - No Replies

i've been thinking of tools and what i need to make in order to work with and process stone, bone and wood. i put together what i have so far:

blades and choppers:

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scraper and grindstones (the larger, flat stone is about 6" square):

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hammerstones and quartz drill:

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can anyone think of what i'm missing? i want to make a handled hammer and something serrated...

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  Map &amp; Gps Help
Posted by: frediver - 04-23-2004, 06:24 PM - Forum: Questions and Answers - Replies (1)

At one time I found an onlinemap site that would allow me to select coordinate

display info. (UTM or Lat/Lon) . This information would centered onto my cursor.

As I moved the cursor my coordinates would change. Well I misplaced my link/site information. I can't find the proper site again, or maybe the feature is no longer offered. Does anyone know of a site that will give me this info.? Topozone will,but they now have a fee, anyone still do it for free? I need to find a map tonight, I have a family function to attend in the early AM.



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