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OK everyone! I have been asked to run another weekend class. If you are in the Kansas area and would like to participate in a Friday through Sunday class, please click here -> https://goo.gl/forms/gHoM9mBGrij8ftJG3 Tentative dates would be October 28 to 30 (ending at noon on that Sunday). Even if you are not interested now, submit your contact info in case of any date changes.
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+Jack Mountain Bushcraft School Abso-freakin-lutely, I wish you could. If nothing else, for the laughs and camaraderie. And likewise, I need to head up north too sometime.
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Just some photos I threw together for a highlight reel.

Music credit - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
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+Gnotic Pasta Oh man, good times. I remember when Ron Hood was really popular and one of the most popular persons back in the day. Waaaay back then B.O.S.S., Alan 'Bow" Beauchamp, and Cody Lundin were really popular too.

This is back when survival skills were carried in your head, versus all the do-dads and gadgets that are pimped out all the time. :)
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I'll be speaking at the Kansas City Preparedness and Homesteading Expo this weekend.

If you are in the area and looking for something to do.

http://kcpreparednessexpo.com
Please join us for Kansas City's Premier Preparedness and Homesteading Expo! We have the distinct pleasure of being Kansas City's FIRST Preparedness Expo! drawing 2016. Enter Below Check out with PayPal. We take pride in not taking a profit from this endeavor and our exposition is staffed solely ...
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+Chris Swanda I wish I could go. Just published an article on homesteading. Would be interesting to get more perspectives.
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When you get a chance, please watch. This is a fantastic video. I know Casey, and I know Brutus... and I know the story. And it never gets old to hear it again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA17_TvO6vM
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Since I am not doing any TV shows this summer, and have a sort of a free schedule.

https://youtu.be/fNCS6_ioPw8
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Yep... I must have been an awesome kid...

http://iwasanawesomerkid.tumblr.com/

"You were indestructible.

You took falls that made doctors question physics, and got back up before they could declare you legally dead. No scrape, broken bone, or collection of skin-suit-alterations was going to stop you from being the chaotic little hell-beast that you were. You healed like a super human, and collected trophy scars that would one day get you laid. You were fearless. "


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Haha, looks like my son. It seems his whole childhood was either replacing his teeth or splinting his ankles.
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I got a chance to speak at the KC Preparedness and Homestead Expo today. I had a good time, and a great audience for my talk.

And the name I could not remember was Juliane Kopeck. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juliane_Koepcke

thanks to +Jake Jacobs for the shots. 
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It might be from all the bacon grease. Maybe you found the secret. 
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Have I just died and gone to heaven? I know what I'm eating for the next two weeks.
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+blanche nonken No doubt. Most packs now are 12 oz (with no price drop to reflect less purchased). I hope that they are not setting us up for a switcheroo....

+Christof Harper Seriously. I might have to run back for another trunk load. Hell, I could sell it on the Black Label Bacon Market for a pretty penny later.

I'll say this... my deep freeze ain't hurting for bacon at the present moment. :)
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Stinkhorn. Ain't nothing elegant about it.

http://www2.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/elegant_stinkhorn.htm
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+Chris Swanda <challenge> I hear that is the only other thing besides Durian that Zimmern won't eat. </challenge> lol
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Anyone looking for an outstanding opportunity to work with one of the largest Hadoop clusters in the midwest? Also, work with one of the largest AWS accounts in the midwest too? We are growing.

Let me know.

http://www.sprint.jobs/job/Kansas-City-Systems-Administrator-Pinsight-Media-Job-MO-64101/342528400/
Req#198360BRPosition TitleSystems Administrator - Pinsight MediaPosition SummaryManages the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems. Maintains the integrity and security of servers and systems. Serves as a front line interface to users with technical issues. Interacts with third-party technology vendors and internal database staff. Conducts systems analysis and development to keep systems curr...
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Bison Prison still kicking asses. Only us tough old birds can conquer her.... or us crazy assed old birds.

http://www.thesudburystar.com/2016/03/14/yet-another-burwash-episode
OPP officers had to rescue exhausted walkers
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Oh, I see. Cool that you are keeping in touch. I hope you kept the prison garb for your next visit to Bison, +Chris Swanda . ;)
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I'm a little over an hour from the nearest BPS and about 3 hours from the Cabela's near Richmond and Raleigh.

I've visited BPS a few times for freshwater stuff, but their saltwater selection is lacking, especially for a store located so close to the Atlantic.  I couldn't find an 8 oz. sinker anywhere. LOL
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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
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