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About syntaxerrorsix

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  • Birthday 04/12/1974


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    Lakeland, FL.


  • Interests
    Cave diving, firearms, knives, backpacking, Ham radio, general gear whore.


  • Occupation
    Roof manufacturer technical representative.

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  1. syntaxerrorsix

    Eat goat meat!

    I make goat curry every once in awhile. Goat and lamb are pretty easy and the prices are very reasonable.
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    Boots...what is the conventional wisdom here

    Mine have a tan liner but they have never been waterproof that I can recall. I use the plastic inserts they shipped with. I get about one hiking trip out of those before they split but they are cheap to replace. I had a Sgt. Major that told us that the only time leather was waterproof was when it was on a cow's ass. I'm pretty certain he was right. The RATs are the most comfortable boots I've ever owned but I've got sneakers that hold up better. The Hiker II's have been fantastic on rocky trails. That said, I'm pretty much of the conclusion it's better to buy new boots than get the full re-craft done.
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    7-11 robbery video: Not impressive stopping power.

    Handguns are poor man stoppers without a CNS hit. They just poke holes. I don't care what caliber you use. If you want more immediate incapacitation you need a rifle or shotgun.
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    Boots...what is the conventional wisdom here

    I have the same pair. I also have the original RATs. The soles on the RATs last right at a year. I've re-soled them twice now, each time the heal counters were broken and the liner was leaking the second time. They are now relegated to yard and house work. The Mountain Light II's have held up FAR better and I've not needed a re-sole yet. The heel counters have not broke and they aren't waterproof so no liner to replace. I'll probably re-sole them at least once. The only boots that I own that haven't worn out in a year are my Redwing Pecos. As a matter of fact they show almost no tread wear in 2 years of roofing. The texture of the tread has smoothed out a bit but the tread is full intact. The leather only gets better with age. The downside is I'd never use these boots for any actual hiking as pull on boots by their nature allow the heel to slip. So great for a day of work not so good for the trail.
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    Like snakes?

    I like them well enough. Thankfully we haven't seen any venomous snakes in the yard but the state is full of them. We've got a Ring Necks all over the place, I've got to root through the fire pit before use to remove them. Here are a few from some of my hiking.
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    Civilian gear just not good enough

    All of my "civilian" gear is better than my issue gear. I think the only thing I use anymore is my duffel bag (to put my good backpack in when flying) a couple of web belts, an old ALICE pack full of roofing materials and a poncho liner.
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    What add-ons/extensions do you run on your browser?

    Just Addblock.
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    Best Looking Knives Ever

    Those Loveless knives are plain badass. They also start in the ~ 5K range go right on up to new car price tag territory. These are more my price range unfortunately.
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    Food Thread

    Homemade tortillas for breakfast tacos. Dutch Oven "no knead" bread. Goat curry
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    Food Thread

    I cook our evening meals and we fend for ourselves during the day. I bake and cook. I've got a pretty good range. Cast Iron Bacon cinnamon buns. Cornbread Homemade Paneer Cheese for the curry. Cast iron sourdough bread. Cevichi Sushi Cast iron pizza.
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    Boxes for your knives

    I used too. All of my knives are users and the having the box isn't going to raise any potential resale value.
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    knife sharpeners

    For hand sharpening I use Spyderco ceramic bench stones.
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    No more EBR for me; how to camo your AR...

    Nice! I did a rattle can job on mine as well.
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    knife sharpeners

    Yep, Worksharp. I still sharpen all of my folders by hand but all of my fixed blade and kitchen knives get the belt with excellent results.
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    Anyone watching The Haunting of HIll House?

    It was pretty good. It's not even remotely that scary. There are a few creepy scenes for sure.