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Chris Swanda
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+Jeff Madre, +Thomas Dykstra​​ and +Chris Koller​.....
 
#bbq   I'm not a meat fan, but wow.
Pitmasters, this will be hard to swallow: Some of the best smoked brisket comes out of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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The smokers cool and all but come on Chris, we both know it's all about the water pan in those kinda chuggers. Nothin a Webber can't do with a full water pan.
Shmokem if ya gottom : )
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We have company coming over, figured I would spray some air freshener. 
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+Tim Medlin Bastid, I am.  
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+Turner Knife & Tool​ grinding out a new model that we collaborated on. Got to witness his artistry in action. You're going to love this new knife. 
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Drop point or tanto? 
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Digging that spine work.

Proceeds from sales of this model (the "Problem Solver") goes to http://www.horsesforheroes.org/
 
Turner knife & tool / Terry Schappert collab production problem solvers. Ready to rock!🔪👊 +Chris Swanda +BladeReviews.com 
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If I was a knife nerd I would be all about these. Since I'm not and live in the burbs I'll just look at them.
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Awwww yisss. Father's Day lunch. 
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You've got to try them! Come to East Texas, the Swanda!
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Really, really good article.  It is super long but well worth the read.

http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-paul-ford-what-is-code/
The world belongs to people who code. Those who don’t understand will be left behind.
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I figured you would enjoy that. I found it outstanding. 
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It's a beautiful thing. Smokebot is chugging along. 
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R2D2's smoking cousin!
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♫ ♬ All they were saying, was give peas a chance... ♫ ♬

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/03/dining/defenders-of-peacamole-step-up.html?_r=0
The Times published on Twitter a pea-laden guacamole recipe on Wednesday that enraged the Internet. A few brave souls have stepped forward to try it.
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Visualize whirled peas!
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My +KA-BAR Knives BK-16 has been in my hands for about one year now. I have used this knife really hard; batoning wood, shelter construction, animal/food preparation, and a hundred other things that one would use a knife for. Outside of the coating flaking off the tip (from boring holes in bamboo), it has served me very well. If you are thinking of a bushcrafty type knife, you can't do wrong with a BK-16. Cannot wait for more years of use. 
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+Chris Swanda Good to hear!
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+BladeReviews.com​ Dan, let me introduce you to +Turner Knife & Tool​.

You really need to check out Tyler's work. I have seen it in person and he is a artist and produces some real workhorses. 
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... is worth two in the bush.
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Oatmeal? Okay, that's taking it a bit beyond me. 
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Cast Member - Discovery Channel's Dude You're Screwed
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I have many, I just wish I could conjure bacon out of thin air.
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A technology creator and adopter, wilderness survivalist, and a polymath looking for more. I was lucky to be a Dude from Discovery Channel's Dude You're Screwed Season 2. Follow along as I have some cool projects in the works.
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Thanks for stopping by.  Hopefully you will find something interesting here.  We tend to cover a lot of topics ranging from outdoors, technology, BBQ, fine pipe tobaccos, and random shenanigans.  Stick around and have a good time.  

He who sits still in a house all the time may be the greatest vagrant of all, but the Saunterer, in the good sense, is no more vagrant than the meandering river, which is all the while sedulously seeking the shortest course to the sea.  - Thoreau's Walking.

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. - So sayeth Robert Heinlein's character Lazarus Long in Time Enough for Love


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I am lucky enough to have been given opportunities in life, and have seized everyone of them. I cannot say I have been successful in each one, but trying is the hardest part. Failure is the greatest teacher.
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Olathe, KS
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Spring Hill, KS - Broomfield, CO - Denver, CO - Wheat Ridge, CO - Edenton, NC - Winterville, NC - Greenville, NC - Lenexa, KS - Wilson, NC - Warsaw, NC - Hillsdale Lake, KS