Farflung

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    Region 6
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    BAR
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    excalibur crossbow
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  1. this may help a little. Think "MADCAP HORSE". In the north-east, with hardwoods, you can look up in the canopy at the branching. If the twigs have the buds (next years branches) come off in pairs, that is opposite branching. (google "opposite branching" for a better explanation).The Maple, Ash, Dogwood, Caprifoliaceae, and HORSE are all opposite. The rest are alternate branched. Gives you a quick, coarse filter in telling trees apart. HORSE stands for Horse Chestnut, and Caprifoliaceae is members of the honeysuckle family (certain shrubs, vines and herbs)
  2. Another place you can find one is by googling "Ohio private land hunting permission slips"
  3. crappyice- does the creek flood at that location? If so, it might be good to cable it down
  4. Great Post! Pretty much the way I feel about those issues. I had it put onto my Facebook page. A expression that I use is that "I feel like the old Confederate soldier, still loyal to a country that doesn't exist". Using "Confederate" in the sentence tends to "trigger" weak- kneed millenials and other liberals and obscures the underlying meaning to them.
  5. Some friends, both schoolteachers took a caribou trip to Nothern Quebec. Don't know if the season is still open then. Also have hunted bear with them in Quebec in late June (peak blackfly season, and that was pre thermacell)
  6. I usually go every other year, but I was planning to attend this year to talk with a outfitter. My current Wyoming trip looks in jeopardy due to my buddies wife's health issues.
  7. I heard Pelosi was so scared her teeth fell out.
  8. Something I remember from a PA forum years ago. Apparently land tax is low in PA, but if you build a camp, they really tax you. Apparently some folks build a pole type storage barn that they put a travel trailer in. Come Huntin' season, they pull out the trailer for cooking, and use the empty barn for extra sleeping. And apparently if they have a camp they need a outhouse with a concrete vault that is sort of expensive for their short gun season. Or something like the above (been a long time since I read this and I'm sorta forgetful).
  9. Regarding garbage bags, the big (55 gallon?) orange ones that D.O.T. uses for road p/u work well. 2 will make a bivy and the color makes them easier to see. If you can get around the 17" length, the smaller Sven saw is awsome. Some folks carry Wyoming saws that also work well for wood.
  10. Regarding the pressure treated floors that Hunter, mentioned, the one I bought from Catskill Shed Company had regular pressure treated plywood floors, joists and skids. BUT.... they had lots where they had substituted a composite decking, that they swore was as good as pressure treated plywood for rot resistance and longevity. And maybe it is, but maybe not. So I finally found one with PT plywood. Put it on a thick gravel pad plus 4" thick solid blocks for good air drainage. I'm 71 so I'm not worried, It will be still solid when I'm graveyard dead.
  11. Phades idea is pretty good. I had one of those (actually from Harbor Freight), that I used for outside storage. Lasted 3 years. Before I bought it, I was pretty skeptical about it, but I asked a bunch of folks that had them for a number of years and they had lasted them pretty good. In the fourth year, mine started leaking and I covered it with a tarp which worked o.k. Some guys with wall tents used to bring bales of straw in to keep the floor clean. I would still make sure it so the floor area was raised for drainage. Lots of guys with wall tents string a heavy duty plastic tarp suspended over their tent to keep snow off. you would need a careful way of putting a stovepipe flange or thimble through if you are putting a little woodstove. You will get some condensation on the inside from people, wet clothes and cooking. This year, I looked at Amish built storage sheds. They seemed to be well built, but the floor, joists and skids were native hemlock, which isn't rot resistant. I talked about getting Pressure treated plywood, joists and 6x6, but this year there was a big materials shortage. Wound up with a 10x12 gambrel roofed shed that I put on a gravel pad. In our town and the adjoining town, If they are less than 120 square foot and on skids, they are not considered real property and therefore not taxable. It is very wind tight and would make a good camp. I might know where there is a larger one, that a guy and his wife equivilent lived in last winter. I think he wanted around $3000 for it. Almost bought it but my wife did not care for the color (beige stain with red metal roof).
  12. probably one of my least favorite plants. We have several different species of exotic, invasive bush honeysuckles, but most of them are Tatarian Honeysuckle or Amur Honeysuckle. Doesn't matter, as they are all a problem. Two biggest problems is their having their berries disseminated by birds and deer not eating the foliage. The spread by birds is nothing that we can do anything about. And the seeds remain viable in/on the ground for 2 or more years. So even if we kill the existing bushes, we usually need to retreat with roundup spray the following years. the deer not only seldom eat the foliage and buds, but by eating other shrubs, they are basically "weeding around" the honeysuckle which allows it to form heavy thickets. And they are fairly shade tolerant, which is another advantage they have over many more desirable shrubs and herbs. Basically you can get a forest stand that looks like it has a desireable shrub layer, but it is a food desert for deer. I usually spray the foliage as it is easier. Larger plants need to have all sides sprayed, as you can kill some of the bush, but it comes back in subsequent years. I usually only cut shrubs when I am creating/maintaining shooting lanes and trails.
  13. Bluebird Botanicals in Colorado. Supposedly much variation in how refined and potent this stuff is.
  14. Has the extra care folks are taking because of Covid-19, reduced the frequency the regular old Flu? Seems like it should with the social distancing, masks and school closures.
  15. wife uses cbd oil and tincture. Seems to work well for her sciatica/back issues. She also is on a stretching/exercise regimen. Both of us use melatonin from time to time. OASI (old age setting in) is I.