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Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Have a little generator or is it time to get one?
     
  2. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    I’ve got a champion 7500/9350. Trouble is the hook up. So I was doing it camping style with cords. Plus lost cable, internet and phone , plus almost all cell service. My town actually made it on GMA got damage :-(
    But all in all I consider myself lucky :) Sure I lost some comforts , but that is nothing to what others are going through.

    Oh and my FK1 was on my side through this mess :)
     
  3. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I just finally got this Burley encore bike trailer thing for the rugrats, I’ve wanted one of these for a while and they are on sale now.
     
  4. Night Rider

    Night Rider Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 16, 2018
    Those are so much safer than the bike seats attached to the bike. I had a newbie biker and his child swerve in front the other day when he turned out of his driveway :eek:. I would have had a two for one but being a biker who had used child seats I predicted it happening thank god but if were anyone else say a Karen on a cellphone things could have been very different for them. Your lucky to have found one, In the Boston area everything bike related is sold out and the high end bike shops are doing gang buster sales. Have fun, be safe, and get a blinking tail light to keep the Karens off your tail.:):thumbsup:
     
  5. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Eucalyptus trees can grow to become really very big ( #bigly ) but they do not seem to have the strongest roots, so you never wanna be too close to them under heavy windy conditions!
     
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  6. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    I sold Burley for years, when they were coop owned. Such a cool company and no one could touch the quality. I have a couple trailers I've hung on to over the years, one of which is a flatbed trailer that makes getting tools up into the bush so much easier
     
  7. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    I can wholeheartedly recommend the Portland Design Works Danger Zone tail light. Aimed properly, this thing is daylight bright, and the random flash pattern I dubbed the 'disco inferno' mode REALLY catches attention better than a steady flash pattern (i.e. it's noticeable in the daytime from a 1/4 mile away where folks will go, "What the heck IS that?").

    In this day and age of inattentive, texting drivers, every advantage to being noticed is crucial.
     
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  8. ronnie hood

    ronnie hood

    236
    Mar 12, 2018
    Anyone want any natural micarta fk scales?
     
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  9. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    965
    Feb 21, 2014
    We got the Burley bee right on time before they went on backorder due to virus manufacturing hiccups and restrictions. So glad we did really came in handy since our youngest was finally old enough for the trailer. Burley really got some of the features dialed in for their young passengers.

    Before that I had my oldest on the Mac Ride seat. It connects to its own headset spacer and seat tube. Really neat thing about that seat is it's easier to hear your kids reactions to all the fun their having because their sitting right in the mix of it. Even got her to lean on turns with me. Now at 4 she's zipping around on her own 2 wheeler never even saw training wheels. :)

    Enjoy the ride! It's alot of fun and a great way to get the whole family involved. Super convenient for carrying stuff along too. We've done some trails and a stop to picnic in between legs with everything tossed in the trailer. :thumbsup:
     
  10. ronnie hood

    ronnie hood

    236
    Mar 12, 2018
    Sick of feeling :(
     
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  11. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    just gotta remember that feeling has two faces
     
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  12. SwarthyGnome

    SwarthyGnome Gold Member Gold Member

    282
    Nov 1, 2018
    Hopefully you can get your knife shipped. I know, in my experience, UPS doesn’t care what they ship.
    About... 5 years ago I walked into a UPS store in Florida with an Albion Sword wrapped in a trashbag and when the guy looked at it he eye’d me and said “that’s a sword, isn’t it?”
    I said yep and in 3 days my sword arrive unmolested in Maryland.
     

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  13. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

    404
    Aug 31, 2010
    If you have a dog that gets lots of ear infections from playing in the water you can prevent it and fix it cheap. Make a 50-50 mixture of rubbing alcohol and white vinegar. Put that in a plastic squeeze bottle and and generously squirt it in each ear after they’ve been in the water. I usually tilt their head and squirt it in the upward facing ear.
    The vinegar "pickles" the ear and helps prevent anything from growing and the alcohol kills anything in there.
    I learned this trick from a vet a long time ago. I’ve used it with success.
     
  14. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Anyone here shooting 6.5CM?
     
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  15. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Damn, I just realized some of our favourite knife designs aren’t the only thing to come out of Sooke. My favourite gin does as well.

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    Edit: @Lorien lives in Sooke. My bad!
     
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  16. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    those folks and us go way back. My beloved went to school with that guy. It's great gin, (I don't drink alcohol anymore but when I did I really liked the flavour) and Sherringham also does a very nice hand sanitizer. They're just across town. Well, they will have been across town...
     
  17. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    No but I shoot a 6.5x47 Lapua, very similar ballistics.
     
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  18. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I don’t drink often, but when I do I try and get the good stuff. Well some good stuff.

    Feel free to send them my regards! I should try and get a case direct. It’s way expensive over here.
     
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  19. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Tell me all about it! Hand load? Hunting? What game? How long have you used it for. I need some first hand knowledge, not the BS hype train.
     
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  20. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    I hand load 140gr Berger Hunting VLD's over H4350 powder and Federal small rifle match primers in Lapua brass. I used to shoot long range precision rifle matches with it out of a custom built Remington 700 action.
    I've had it for 5 or 6 years now and it's my favorite rifle. It will easily do 1/2 MOA or less out to 500 yards when I do my part. I shoot steel out to 1000 yards with it mostly because drawing a big game tag here is a challenge. I did take it Antelope hunting but never got a clear shot.
     
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