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    Pickled eggs

    If you look online, there are all kinds of recipes for pickled eggs. I like mine spicy (like my recipe above), but there’s traditional beet juice, coriander, curry, cilantro, or any other flavor you want in your eggs. The eggs themselves, I’ll sometimes slice up and put in a chef’s salad, or...
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    Pickled eggs

    My personal recipe. Like any good recipe, it’s just a guideline, and the ingredients and quantities vary based on what’s in my kitchen and or my mood. 1/4 cup water 3/4 cup vinegar 1/2 cup sugar 1 tblsp pickling spice 1/2 tsp cayenne 1/2 bottle of hot sauce 3 peppers (I used one jalapeño and 2...
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    The “High Culture” Movie Thread

    If you’ve never seen it, the 1981 , animated ‘Heavy Metal’ is a must see... “Look, man, if there's one thing I know, it's how to drive while I'm stoned. It's like you know your perspective's fucked so you just let your hands work the controls as if you were straight.” “I'm just scared I'll...
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    The “High Culture” Movie Thread

    If you’ve never seen it, the 1981 , animated ‘Heavy Metal’ is a must see... “Look, man, if there's one thing I know, it's how to drive while I'm stoned. It's like you know your perspective's fucked so you just let your hands work the controls as if you were straight.” “I'm just scared I'll...
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    How To Pull plug on paid/cable TV in 2021?

    Sorta off topic, but does anyone else think that with all the streaming services popping up, we’re due for a collapse in the bubble? Kinda like the Dot Com boom of the late 90’s? I’m convinced we’re gonna see a lot of them either combine or collapse. There are just too many, especially smaller...
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    How To Pull plug on paid/cable TV in 2021?

    The wife and I have debated cutting the cord, on and off, for years, and just haven’t for a few reasons... 1 - Around here you have two players, Comcast or Verizon. They also have a monopoly on internet service, so with the triple-play type offerings, it is often times only marginally more...
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    Stuff You Made

    I don’t ‘make’ anything specific, rather I’ll make almost anything. Whether by necessity, curiosity, or just because. I’m a designer/artist by trade, so it’s just part of my nature. If I dug through my photo files, I could come up with all sorts of stuff, but here is just a smattering.... Old...
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    Your 3 best fixed blade knives under 5 ounces

    Don’t know the weight of any of these, but they’re all pretty light. Left to right: Brous Silent Soldier - I don’t do the SD knife thing, but the finger holes make it a really nice user for times you need a blade locked in your hands. Just wish it wasn’t so thick behind the edge Bradford...
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    You guys use shemaghs?

    I’ve kept a buff for a few years now. Great for the bicycle and motorcycle, to keep debris out of your face in dusty and dirty conditions (even in a full face helmet). Also works well for skiing and other winter activities. Being able to use it as a mask for the last year has just been a bonus...
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    Traditional wallet vs. minimalist vs. other?

    I switched a few years ago, from a leather bifold to a simple, leather card sleeve that I keep in my front pocket. Just carry enough to get by... DL, LTCF, debit/credit, and a few others... maybe 7 or 8 total. Rarely catty cash, and when I do, it’s just folded in my pocket. I used to keep a ton...
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    One essential piece of gear

    I like the protein bar idea... I always have a few in the vehicles, just in case. Same with a large water bottle. Also always have a lighter available, even though I no longer smoke. Bit the one essential piece of gear I EDC on my person.... a bottle opener! One on every keychain, and one in my...
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    Fixed blade storage ideas

    ^^ This ^^ My fixies live wherever I’m gonna need them. Camp knives in the camping gear. Working knives in the garage, tool bags, etc. Only my EDC fixed blades all congregate in one place, which is the cigar box on my dresser with all my other EDC stuff.
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    Workbench Suggestions

    ^^^ This is the right answer ^^^ when I redid my kitchen 10 years ago (right after buying the house) all the old cabinets and countertops went right into the garage as storage and workbench area. They were in rough condition, but who cares, I’m beating on them anyway! Only issue I have is that...
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    Photo transfer onto wood

    Since I’ve just been printing out stencils for wood burning, b&w has been perfect for me. Plus, I don’t have any printer at home anymore, as I rarely used them and the ink dries up so quick when they sit around. Kinkos, Office Depot/Office Max, or any of those types of places will all be able...
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    Photo transfer onto wood

    The other way to achieve this is with laser printed image (I’m assuming you used an inkjet printer). Take your laser print, place it face down where you want it, then run a hot iron over it to heat-transfer the toner from the paper to wood. The advantage to a laser print is that you can take...
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    Fake Zwilling Pro?

    I have Pro-S’s in my kitchen (love them) that are about 15 years old, and all three have the full markings. That said... if you ordered them from directly from Zwelling’s site I can’t imagine them being fake. But, if the were blems, it’s possible they would etch in the full thing. It’s actually...
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    Whiskey flasks?

    Curiously enough, I was at my dad’s house for Christmas, and while helping him root through his garage for something, he picked up two stainless flasks from a shelf and asked me if I wanted one. They could be 5 years old, or 50... you just never know with his garage. Anyway, anyone know...
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    Nice looking way to store a few knives on table or desk?

    Find a nice looking cigar box. With some fabric and wood scraps, some spray adhesive, and a little work, cigar boxes can make some wonderful valets, watch cases, jewelry boxes, and even gun displays. I have two sitting on my dresser right now, and I’m building/modding two more for family. Or...
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    Junk knives you can't stop loving (and using).

    my wife carried one of these in her purse for well over 10 years before she stole a Leek off of me. Now she carries that AR 3.00 in her hiking pack.
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    Junk knives you can't stop loving (and using).

    Junk is in the eye of beholder. I know Gerber is kinda a dirty word around here, especially anything with the BG name on it, but these two have been quite faithful to me for a very long time. And I’ve abused the heck out of both of them. I’ll enjoy using both of them, unapologetically, as long...
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