ImBuggingOutMan

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    First day of community college

    They don't want to pay for the book because it comes out of their financial aid. Anything left over from the book money goes to your account. You can return te book at the end of the semester, for about $20....then they resell it for the original price. Full time students live off of their financial aid, so I can understand bitching about the price of a book...on the other hand, you can find them on various websites used for better prices.
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    Every knife needs a sheath.

    Hello everyone, I'm sure by now you all know that when you consider yourself a prepper or a survivalist, knives are sure to be in your gear if not on your person at all times. Many knives come with sub par sheaths and some with no sheath at all. Nylon sheaths are destined to fail, and plastic has its downfalls. Sheaths are important for multiple reasons. Just think about having a knife without a sheath...surely disaster would be imminent. The first thing a sheath is for is to protect your tool from various things, such as being lost. Where would you put a fixed blade knife if not in a sheath? In your pocket? Think again. Another issue sheaths prevent is damage. If your just carrying your knife all the time your bound to drop it, causing the blade to get chips and knicks in it. It would also be out in the elements..moisture can attack a blade very quickly. If you just kept a knife in your backpack it should be fine right? What about the contents of your bag? What about the bag itself? What about when you reach in for the back and pull back a nub? Not good stuff, which brings me to my next point. Your knife should be very sharp, if you expect it to do its job. If you don't have the blade covered it will most likely cut you at some point. If you keep your knives like I do, you won't even know your cut until you feel that strange feeling of blood dripping off of your hand. What good would a knife do in a backpack if you found yourself needing it this instant? Not much..with a good sheath your knife will be right there at your side, safe and sharp awaiting its next task. In conclusion, your knife is a very important tool. Which makes a sheath a very important tool as well. So sheath those knives, and they will work alot better for you. PS, yes this is a shameless plug. If you need a sheath, I can provide you with one. www.JGLeatherworks.com
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    Leather goods!

    Holsters, sheaths, belts, bags, packs, mag pouches. Anything you want completely customized and affordable, home made in our USA. Not looking to make a ton of dough just want to supply people with stuff they need and get plenty of practice. Won't charge much more than supplies and shipping and of course I'm willing to trade goods. PM if interested!
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    Leather goods!

    Danm, firstly thank you for your compliments. I take great pride in my work, and I beileve in function first. The looks come in later. Once I'm sure my work does what it's supposed to the way it should, I then consider the aesthetics of the piece. There is no point in making a gnarly, tooled to the gills sheath that doesn't hold a knife in place for as long as you have that knife. That being said, it really is quite easy to start working with leather. The amount of knowledge and skill you can gain is really based on how many mistakes your willing to make! But really, I am CONSTANTLY reading, watching videos, trying new things out, and like i said, making tons of mistakes. I urge you all to at least try it out. I can't draw a proper smiley face, but somehow I can carve out a GD horse on leather. I do have a webpage now if anyone wants to see my most recent works, or order anything. http://jgleatherworks.com/ I have not had the opportunity to play with the barbed wire border yet. Still playing catch up on the tools...can't seem to collect them all.
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    Leather goods!

    A sheath made for a giveaway A leather portrait of a horse (this one was a challenge) And finally a little cover/sheath I made for myself after I found a phantom knick on the edge.. I'm still at it, so don't hesitate if you want something made.
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    Leather goods!

    Another filet knife sheath Drop point skinning knife sheath Another little skinning knife sheath A guitar strap
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    Leather goods!

    A bowie knife sheath, and a filet knife sheath I made. A Cheyenne style holster. A smart phone case for a motorcycle enthusiast. Another bowie knife sheath.
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    Leather goods!

    Hey thanks snake, I'm gonna be uploading some pics of all the work I have done since last posting here. Stay tuned
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    Anyone have a bug out truck camper?

    Hey everyone, this is my first post and I pick this area of the forum because I recently acquired a slide in truck camper, and my idea is to completely supply it for a bug out situation. Its on a 1974 chevy fullsize pickup, I already have a long list of contents that I believe I need or already have. Of course I understand the importance of water and food, but I'm talking about the little stuff..if you have one set up or have an idea that I've overlooked let's hear it. The big list: An extensive tool collection for repair of camper and truck. Large first aid kit. Cast iron skillet, Dutch oven. Plenty of foil. Chainsaw (gas powered and hand style) Small amount of clothes. Collapsible bucket, large and small. Hunting/fishing gear (rifles bows and fishing poles) Assorted knives (filet, skinning, survival, machete, folding) A few books to cure boredom. Spare truck parts (alternator, starter, plugs and wires) Toilet paper Booze Towels/rags 2 standard coolers I'm sure I left some stuff out and im also hoping to be informed of some that I never thought of.
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    Trophy hunt?

    Anyone ever gone on a guided trophy hunt? If so how was the experience? Is it worth the large price tag? I'm sure there's gonna be some responses on how guided hunts aren't really hunting, but you try finding a trophy buck during Ohio deer season without acreage of your own.
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    Hello from Moreno Valley Ca

    Welcome w.
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    smoked fish....what kind is the right kind?

    man I'm excited to hear opinions here as well, I'm shocked no one has commented yet.
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    Newbie from Texas

    Welcome aboard t!
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    Newb from ohio

    A fellow Ohioan! Welcome brother!
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    Fish Mox (Amoxicillin) Review

    If its safe for my dog it's safe for me..
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    ok so whatcha eatin?

    Here's another delicious concoction: Loco Moco I will begin at the bottom of the dish..in Hawaii this is a breakfast dish. Rice, two hefty scoops. Burger patty, cooked to your liking. Two eggs, cooked to your liking. Sautéed onions. Brown gravy. Now, I was leery at first...but then I put it in my mouth...ohhhhh man..don't let it scare you..
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    ok so whatcha eatin?

    Well that all depends on how you like your egg cooked!! It can be anywhere from sunny up to fried! I prefer over easy.
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    Fish Mox (Amoxicillin) Review

    I don't know nothin about this..so I will gladly eat pet antibiotics before going and paying (no insurance) ungodly amounts for a antibiotic..it's sad to think that right down the road i can probably find ANY prescription anyone could ever want or need...and I can't get penicillin or amoxicillin unless I go rack up doctor bills as pay full price out of pocket for them.
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    ok so whatcha eatin?

    I always put an egg on my famous burger
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    ok so whatcha eatin?

    It can be expensive, but there is a 2 for 40 deal with 4 courses..soup, appetizer, entree, dessert.
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    ok so whatcha eatin?

    Me and the gf went to Pf changs recently and now we make tofu lettuce wraps at least once a week.. we also do taco night, pork chops, beer can chicken, chicken alfredo, grilled chicken breast..she practices making Chinese food often...and of course pot roast....lots of soups, She makes a famous grilled cheese sandwich..example: chicken Alfredo grilled cheese, spicy tuna casserole grilled cheese, spaghetti grilled cheese..you get the picture. Oh yea, we eat the hell out of breakfast for dinner. BUT!!! She has finals all next week so it looks like ill be on my own...college is overrated
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    I feel like a child again!!!

    It's like having a loose tooth....but on my big toe!!!! Two weekends ago I was moving a dresser..dresser decided to take a drastic forward/upward slide...directly into my big toe...I knew immediately that it was bad. Blood through the sock. Before you start yelling, yes, I was wearing shoes. So anyways. The first week hurt bad. Middle of the second week it stopped hurting and started itching...BAD!! Today....the nail is completely loose and flopping all over with absolutely no pain. So if this happens to you on a hike, or at work, or moving a GD dumb dresser...don't panic! Just clean it every day and wait for the fun part of wiggling it around like a loose tooth. I'm sure modern medicine and greedy doctors would have a very different and much more expensive approach to this type of injury...but they can screw...I got it figured. Now I'm done.
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    Need financial guru advice

    Will do Rick, much thanks.
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    I feel like a child again!!!

    After the first few days of pain it was cake! Just wiggle it around until it folds over, and cut the cuticle. Easy peasy.
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    Need financial guru advice

    I think right now every one of us needs financial advice in one way or another!