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    Jonny replied to a thread September 13 2018 in Announcements!!!
    Shit. Hoping for the best, Boss. They thinking sepsis?
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    2 Days Ago
    Yea, they were like hooks or claws, caught me off guard lol I'm used to my hands doing what I tell them. I do believe I'll get some Wal-Mart Pedialyte, it's probably low in sugar already. Good point though, higher doses of magnesium will have a laxative effect.
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    2 Days Ago
    Trimmed a black walnut on Tuesday, and my hands were all fucked up. Kept cramping and locking up and hurting. Wasn't much time climbing, maybe 3 hours. First thought is the saw, but I probably spent more time gripping a rope than saws and the ropes kinda need a harder grip too. They kept locking up on the steering wheel afterwards, right hand was worse than left but they were both messed up. I may have gotten a tiny bit dehydrated but I never got fatigued or thirsty or anything like that. I had some caffeine and sodium and lots of water beforehand, and that's kinda my usual routine, a sugar free energy drink and water all day. Maybe some magnesium or potassium might help... or maybe stretching exercise for the hands, idk. Was bizarre, never had that happen before. Had to use my other hand to get my fingers off the steering wheel they were just kinda stuck gripping it. Any thoughts or similar past experiences?
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    2 Days Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    That's some tough talk for a suit!
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    5 Days Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread O.C.G.D. Thread, part two in Gear Forum
    Beautiful and badass looking machine, congrats man!!! Teeth look very cool, never seen those. Bet you're a good boss to work for and work with. You're killing it bro!
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    6 Days Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread September 13 2018 in Announcements!!!
    That's your decision to make man, and neither choice is ridiculous or unreasonable. Many decline to take it even as far as you have already. Your doctor will accept that and he should still have your back or refer you to another doc that will have your back if you need other treatment for pain or respiratory therapy or anything.
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    6 Days Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread Jobs for Family in Business Management
    You're a good man, Stephen. So many folks around here on a pretty fixed income own properties and didn't expect all the Ash to drop dead so quickly. Probably 2nd or 3rd most common hardwood in the area. The good news is they can often pay for drop and leave and get someone else to come collect the wood for heating. Some guys will cut the firewood out of 3" branches, I just lack the patience. Bad news is folks are letting them go too long to the point that they're too risky to climb. I'll help my friends and family all day long if it can be done safely. I guess if there's a bright side it's that it's not called the Emerald Willow Borer... that would suck trying to get rid of that crap. At least Ash wood is desirable.
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    1 Week Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread Jobs for Family in Business Management
    Some friends are free, some are at a very reduced cost. Family is free, but I got a couple uncles that insist on payment and don't take no for an answer. If I gotta bring a good rope man with me they'll pay his wage 25 or 30$ an hour cash. If that's all they pay for rigging over structures and wires, it's almost nothing. I like helping and doing favors, but I'm not gonna lose money. I've bartered work with friends too. Traded tree work for HVAC work, auto mechanic work, painting. Got a buddy that's a plumber who owes me one lol hopefully never gotta cash that favor in, it might not be a fair trade if he has to visit for more than 2 hours or so. I just flopped some dead ash for him to clean up. Drinks and chow are always appreciated, but unless it's scary hazardous trees, I'm probably having a good time anyways! After a 48+ hour week in the plant, trees are usually very enjoyable for me. It's fun, and therapeutic. My son is really taking a liking to it now too, I bought him a saw and some good quality PPE, nice saw pants and a Petzl helmet. He wants to climb now. Maybe next year if he keeps paying attention and learning. Didn't know you had a twin, Tommy, cool! Identical?
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    1 Week Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    And cue the Bear Gryllis memes...
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    1 Week Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread O.C.G.D. Thread, part two in Gear Forum
    It would suck to get clobbered by you guys! Here's to hoping none of y'all ever need to use the sticks and tools and whatnot!
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    1 Week Ago
    I need to upgrade I think. I hit the mute button way to much now. Mine has great range I think, Cobra I think. It'll start beeping long before I can see the cop. How do you keep it dry on the bike?
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    1 Week Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread O.C.G.D. Thread, part two in Gear Forum
    Tire iron. For changing tires of course :D
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    1 Week Ago
    I've always owned a radar detector since I was 16. It's not a guarantee, but it's worked for me so far! Alot of things on the road set it off now. I think newer cars with the sensors that tell a driver that they're very close to an object is almost constant now. Cops checking speed makes a different noise, KA band I think for cops mostly.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I was here 13-14 years ago, place was jumping pretty good then. I miss alot of the folks, I could probably name 20 guys or so that I was really hoping to reconnect with. Still alot of greats around. During my absence, I'd still think about the folks here alot. Found myself in a jam trying to fix the truck or something and always thought " I wonder what Al would do? "
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I still get a little star struck conversing with some of the guys here too. So awesome to be able to talk shop or just shoot the shit with some straight up legends! The TreeHouse frikkin rocks!!! 8)
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread The Joke/Funny Pic/Video Thread in MBTV
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    Sounds like the good life to me!
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I haven't done the registration in order to download yet, but it sure looks like the whole book is on this page. https://www.scribd.com/document/359085293/215047427-Arborists-Certification-Study-Guide-pdf
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    2 Weeks Ago
    The water slide is insane! I think the city would skip the fines and just lock my ass up if I built one! Did you cut the tower materials? So damn cool! I think everyone's pools here are still around 55 GF's condo has a heated pool. It's nice, but the community ain't too big on " fun". Little do they know I'm bringing my 4 year old nephew next week... he'll find a way to raise hell and make noise. Slackline looks like good fun too!
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread The Joke/Funny Pic/Video Thread in MBTV
    A bit more mild and less panic inducing than the guy with the baby's car car seat on the roof. Think that was Jackass...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread JEOPARDY in MBTV
    Yeah, bummer. We'll see him again at tournament of champions or whatever it's called. I think September but not positive.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    My only complaint about my Akimbo is that tending point. Pops off so easily. I wonder if I'm doing something wrong. I'm thinking about putting a keyring on the moving part of the tending point.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread JEOPARDY in MBTV
    Oh snap! That one could've been worth $2,000! ;)
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread JEOPARDY in MBTV
    Very smart young man, for sure. Pro sports gambler lol I feel like my career in that field would last less than 1 day. Mr Jennings was a bartender! Probably solving all the world's problems at that bar :) Jeopardy Tournament of Champions is on Netflix too, lots of funny hair and clothes from the 80s.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread Chef's knives in The TreeHouse Kitchen
    Not true Damascus but sure looks like it. The Shun knives have a thin core in the blades made of a very hard steel, then a different, softer stainless is layered on it. I believe real Damascus takes a bit more care and maintenance to prevent rusting. I think.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread Chef's knives in The TreeHouse Kitchen
    Best blades in the world come from Seki, Japan in my opinion. My Dad loves cooking, so I've bought him a few made by Shun over the years. I was very impressed so I got myself one, I went with a Shun santoku 7" I love it, I actually look forward to the prep work when cooking. There's tons of more affordable brands out there that are made in Seki, I'd strongly encourage anyone that cooks regularly to treat themselves to one. I'm googling around trying to find out if Silky saw blades are from Seki or a different city.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I love 12 strand for most rigging. Lot's of 1/2" and some 5/8". Great for natural or false crotch. Stretchy ropes can be a good thing sometimes. I also have some 9/16 stable braid that I like for lifting and pulling with truck or whatnot.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    Ditto this!!! It pisses me off. Yes petzl makes fine gear, but I'll try to always spend my money elsewhere. If it happened the other way around, and Petzl brought the shitcan to market first, then KB brought the RW out, he'd have a cease and desist order backed by an army of lawyers.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    My Akimbo tends like a dream! I try to set the bollards as loose as possible while still eliminating creep or slip. Too tight could almost surely affect the tending.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Hi Ed, welcome! I've always wrapped electrical tape on it, then cut in the middle of the taped part with a sharp knife, then melt the ends with a cigarette lighter. I've read of other people heating up a knife with a propane torch and then cutting the rope. I imagine it ruins the temper of the blade, so I wouldn't use a fine knife that is dear to me. The arborist supply shops and probably boating supply shops use electric hot knives like you're talking about. Probably fast and simple, but I am too cheap to spend money on something that would get used so rarely. I haven't looked up the one you're talking about yet, but it says it's for paracord which is, what 1/16"? It might work, but might be too small for bull ropes like your 3/4".
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Jonny replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    I'd love to try one sometime DdRT and SRT with a wrench or chicane. I'd never spend my money on the shitcan though. I'd also love to try the rope runner. A fella could go broke with all the gadgets around now. I own a HH2 and an Akimbo which is plenty for the inconsistent amount of SRT climbing I do.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    That would drive me bugshit if I had to listen to amplified sniffling and coughing. Thanks for the info!
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Flash sale until Sunday night :) 49$ for CT foot ascender, 14$ CT rigging plates, some other goodies. http://www.treestuff.com/store/products.asp?category_id=2315
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I cut an inch or so off the top and bottom hooks of the wire raiser, it's great now for grabbing loops or biners, or advancing them and getting them to fall off the hook when you want it to. I much prefer it now to a pole saw head, but either works. Sometimes with 24' of pole lol I only own 4 six footers.
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    05-18-2019
    I do that sometimes usually around primaries or if there's lots of sticks in the way keeping me from throwing a few coils or a monkey fist. I keep a pole saw head with no blade just for such occasion, just use the push/pull hook. A single overhand knot to make a little 5" or so loop on the end of the rope, hang it on the hook, poke the hook and rope up wherever you want it, and shake the rope off the hook over the branch, retrieve it with the hook, and keep hold of both ends over the branch, tie running bowline, pull it all tight, and there it is. If I'm not clear enough I'm sorry. A 20 second video would be easier.
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    05-18-2019
    Jonny replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Pretty good one this week! Some new old art, some booze, some dicks. When I get to work in a little bit I'll check Google for more pics of the Mariana Trench. Pretty cool stuff. http://listverse.com/2019/05/18/10-offbeat-stories-you-might-have-missed-this-week-5-18-19/
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I'm all about family
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