Where bad choices make good stories
If you're not feeling some deep gratitude for modern life and its conveniences, go work with these chaps for a few days.
Now THAT will have some skill set to have after TSHTF.
We did this in the Boy Scouts. It wasn't easy, your arms get tired and your hands frayed. But it was exciting to see the fruits of your efforts.
Yeah, Boy scouts too! Troop 108 in the Cascade council?
I forget the Troop number. It was Haleiwa, O'ahu.Me and my older brother got to go to a Jamboree but for the life of me I don't remember where that was. Darn. I do remember hundreds of boys pitched in to build a sky high lookout...like Lincoln Logs. I also remember the suit of Virgil Grissom was on display the year after the accident. Judging by the suit, he was small!
In the days of sail, a ship on a long passage would carry at least one spare set of the entire rigging. A three mast schooner would carry two miles or more of rope in the rigging. Miles of rigging would be replaced perhaps as short as every six months. This was after the ropes had already been tarred and served. A three year voyage, not at all uncommon, would necessitate multiple changes of the rigging. Even if the rigging was still serviceable, passing around, say Cape Horn would feature rerigging to endure the fearsome weather.
They basically would carry enough spares to build another ship... Thats how Hernan Cortes was able to get home
"Worm and parcel with the lay, turn and serve the other way."
The things you learn at knuckledraggin'. Priceless! Nemo
Same here, Rick. Plus, though we didn't start from raw flax, we also didn't have the neat spinning machines.
A few more weeks with Biden in the WH and this'll be a good instructional video for us.
Lets go Brandon.
Biden is asshoe.
Very cool. Ohio Guy
What are they making
Pretty cool - An isolated village in Peru has been rebuilding their grass suspension bridge yearly for around 500 years.https://www.elitereaders.com/queswachaca-bridge-hand-built-inca-tradition-made-straw/.CC
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