ShawnW.
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  • Alabama, United States
Wild animal in Virginia that sounds like monkey cackling/laughing?
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I would vote woodpecker, specifically the big red headed ones that we call "wood hens" here in alabama. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNVGPmo1xuA

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Given limited space and weight what should I carry to get a fire going with damp wood?
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road flares. You can use them to start a fire and signal distress, and a few of them will start a LOT of fires.

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What is the lightest arrow practical for target practice?
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You can shoot an arrow from a bow that is so light as to cause damage to the bow! There needs to be some resistance/weight in the projectile or you will be - in effect - dry firing your bow, which is ...

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Different woods and how they burn/what if we are unsure of the wood?
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In my particular area (Alabama, USA), I can mostly tell how well something is going to burn by the hardness of the wood, the density of it, and the general ratio of late to early growth in cut ...

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Any rational reason to pick a spear to hunt?
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One other reason not already stated is some states provide hunting seasons specifically for 'primitive' gear. For example, Alabama allows hunting for whitetail with bow and arrow or spear starting in ...

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Minimum arrow weight of a Bear Archery Grizzly bow
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Most recurves and selfbows I have shot behave best with an arrow that is close to or at 10GPP. My definition of behave though is related to performance related to hunting - I want a heavier arrow to ...

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Is an IBEP/EBF course also possible with a recurve bow?
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yes, it is possible, at least for the Alabama curriculum it is. Alabama doesn't require the course, but other states do and you can take it online. The course specifically talks about recurves and ...

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What is this tree with shiny leaves and a fuzzy seed pod?
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100% magnolia, I have 3 of them in my yard. Beautiful trees, have very fragrant blossoms in the spring and summer.

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What's the ecological impact of bird-baths?
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The only downside of birdbaths that I can think of is that they become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. And you can't do much about that, you can't put any insecticide in it for fear of messing up ...

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Open-sided tarp in rain
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Setup is the answer here. You would preferably want your open side to be lower in elevation than your closed side, so that you dont have ground runoff running into your tent. Same as for a regular ...

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GPS Altitude Anomalies
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Having been a surveyor in a previous time of my life, I can say that at least at that time (15 years ago or so) GPS was really quite good at lat/lon type coordinates, but not quite so good at ...

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Which oil to "burn" (with a hot air gun) a rattan recurve
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For bending curves in the bows I have made, I have always just used a light coat of cooking oil. Mineral oil should work as well, but it would cost more I think.

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Does a BCY 425x string harm my tradtional recurve bow?
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it really depends on the bow tips and whether they are reinforced or not. If it's a 2013 model, I suspect that it is fine. Look at the tips, and if there is a 'reinforcement', as in if it has extra ...

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