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    DMc replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Nothing will be living there long after the first refried bean night.
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    DMc replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Cool project, Peter. That size drum should have plenty of grip as long as you can control the tailing end.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    So did you descend off the top cut notch? I used to do that often so trust me when I tell you it is a technic that you should retire. Zero need for it or DdRT any more on a basic removal.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    DMc replied to a thread Rope in Gear Forum
    . The Porty is a funny tool for defining how a round turn works because it tilts off axis and, therefore, changes the whole dynamic. A strap-on bollard might be a better choice. I understand your thoughts on the counter force of opposing half circles but that is not how I think of it working. In my mind, a round turn, in pure form, has the load entering and leaving in line with each other and perpendicular to the cylinder. The resulting load causes a continuous and uninterrupted constricting force working to pinch off the cylinder similar to how a garrote works. In use, as with a bollard, this creates a friction that we use to our advantage.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    DMc replied to a thread Rope in Gear Forum
    A 360 round turn works very well without the 180 if the line remains perpendicular to the cylinder.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    DMc replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    I believe the first and second pictures are both after pruning, just different angles.
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    DMc replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I agree. What can be sealed out can also be sealed in. Air circulating systems for super-sealed houses are complicated and expensive. Air infiltration can be controlled through the build quality and energy efficiency with insulation. A vapor barrier does only what a rain slicker will do, it has no R-value.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Another well-done video. I do however disagree that open-air ascent is easier for a beginner than going up close to the trunk. Keeping your feet in contact with the trunk greatly simplifies staying upright and takes more load off your arms. Two things beginners have trouble with. Hell, if I have a choice I will always pick going up close to the tree.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    If you look at the statistics on his followers, you will see that not everyone understands this. This is a big problem! "a lie spoken with great conviction is more believable than the truth spoken without"
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    4 Weeks Ago
    A timber hitch needs to be loaded into the formed loop so that the hitch constricts onto whatever it is tied to.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Forget the nylon sling. If you have enough 1/2" line to go around the tree 4 times, just use it doubled. Find the middle and clip that to the carabiner, then use the doubled line to make a timber hitch onto the tree.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    DMc replied to a thread MICHOACAN hitch in Climbing Forum
    I always preferred using a prussic. All the same attributes but easier to adjust with one hand.
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    08-12-2018
    DMc replied to a thread The MS150 Has Arrived in Chainsaws!
    No need to apologize, Burnham. You have earned the right to have an opinion on almost anything that is talked about on this forum. Even if I disagree, I will still listen to every word you say and pay close attention to your voice of experience.
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    08-12-2018
    DMc replied to a thread The MS150 Has Arrived in Chainsaws!
    Certainly not how I see it. Amazing little saws that continue to perform splendidly.
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    08-12-2018
    DMc replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Cool, Bermy! Let us know your impressions.
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    08-10-2018
    DMc replied to a thread The MS150 Has Arrived in Chainsaws!
    I've had 2 for a long time now and the only thing I have had to do differently with regards to oil is to keep the bar and oil tracks clean and open. Everything on these saws is tiny and things clog up easily.
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    08-08-2018
    DMc replied to a thread Hitch Hiker X in Climbing Forum
    Aztec, just cuz I like the color.
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    08-06-2018
    DMc replied to a thread Hitch Hiker X in Climbing Forum
    I did not try it on a climb so can't speak to its functionality in use, but it does fit. The bottom slot on the HH2 is much bigger than the slick pin diameter, and the screw heads that protrude from the sides of the HH2 get bumped a bit. Still, at $35 for a slick pin shackle that also has other uses, it might be worth a try by those interested.
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    08-04-2018
    No, that article was about addictive food cravings. Where do you think they come from? This paper https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/bies.201400071 goes into some of the "hows". You have to understand that this is a hugely complex situation and not all the players have even been identified.
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    08-04-2018
    DMc replied to a thread O.C.G.D. Thread, part two in Gear Forum
    I have been using the Silky Ibuki 390 blade on my pole saw for over a year now and it seems to be a good balance of strength and weight.
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    08-04-2018
    Just a word of caution on those little splurges, Bermy. They will do more harm than you might think. A single bacterium can go from one to sixteen million in 24 hours. If you have determined that you have a problem that is manifesting in health issues, and you want to fix it, do so. A splurge day does not work for alcoholics, does it? Just one drink at a party? If successful, you will be amazed at how easy it gets to stay away from foods that cause you harm.
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    08-04-2018
    DMc replied to a thread Hitch Hiker X in Climbing Forum
    Yes, it is, Chris. I have been using Yale 11.7 line lately and it works well and is lighter. I know that I have posted that picture many times but it is simply the best setup I have ever used, and I have used them all.
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    08-02-2018
    Cravings are a sign of imbalance and controlled by our microbiome. Lots of science on this. This article is a bit simplistic but gives an idea of what is going on. https://betterhumans.coach.me/are-you-addicted-to-the-wrong-kind-of-carbohydrates-7632892a98fa
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    08-02-2018
    Good move, Bermy! Sylvia and I have not eaten bread, wheat or any refined foods in years. What we eat has a profound effect on all aspects of health both physical and mental. We have more microbes in our bodies than we have human cells and they control far more than people realize. The food we eat determines, to a large extent, which microbe species we carry. A craving to eat a specific food, say ice cream, is microbial driven and has nothing to do with hunger. The good news is by changing our diet we can tip the balance in the microbial population towards ones that are helpful and health destructive cravings eventually stop.
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