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Random Thought Thread

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

  1. Box_Opener

    Box_Opener Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 21, 2018
    I have been rucking for about two years now. I use a GoRuck Rucker as a normal backpack and keep between 20 and 25lbs in it during my commute (NYC subway and walking) and other chores/errands around my neighborhood. I will occasionally use more weight, like 30 or 40, but if I have the time to actually ruck with heavy weight I will generally jog instead. I have done training hikes with 30# using the rucker and it was fun, if a little hot.

    My knees are fine but I would treat it like you are hiking with a pack, which you are, and use supportive footwear. The magic number is 10% of your body weight. Start there and work your way up. I started at 10 lbs then incrementally added 2.5# every 3 weeks until I hit 25#. For me and my use (6'1" 195#) 25# is a soft cap. Past that the weight rapidly becomes inconvenient for using the pack as a pack.

    I love the Rucker, actually. I was extremely skeptical of it but I needed a backpack and it was on sale. It's not a normal backpack. It's like a piece of gym equipment. It's very thick, heavy, can be quite hot, and tough as hell. I do actually think it's worth the money. I use a 20# plate and two 2.5# wrist weights. If you do go the route of a GoRuck, get a chest strap. I think the new rucks come with one.

    Sorry. I'm totally rambling. But depending on how you want to use it, one thing that some other guys I know do is to use their normal hiking backpack and just put sandbags in it. If you're going to ruck with heavy weight regularly I would do that, mainly because of the hip belt and the carriage. It's a much better carry and you might already have a hiking backpack.
     
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  2. Hundred Acre Wood

    Hundred Acre Wood

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    Mar 19, 2017
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  3. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 18, 2019
    That never gets old, it’s on the news down here every year on the anniversary of it. Supposedly digitally remastered for the 50th anniversary this year, but haven’t seen that version yet.

    Can’t count the number of times I’ve watched it and laugh like hell every time :p

    Winston
     
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  4. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
  5. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    I hate mice. I'm learning to hate squirrels.
     
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  6. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    A logical conclusion as they are basically rats with a fuzzy tail. Unless they have mange.
     
  7. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 26, 2019
    I'm convinced that if they didn't have a fuzzy (cute) tail, society would've tried to kill them off ages ago.
     
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  8. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    When I bought my house the attic was full of dead squirrels, and a family of living ones. I had dead mummified squirrels falling down through the walls and down the chimney as we were fixing the place up. Prior owner was a hoarder and the attic was piled high with junk, shredded boxes and packaging (nesting) materials and generations of squirrel turds under the eaves and all. I let the living squirrels move out on their own and then sealed it up. Had to replace all the wood and insulation to get rid of the smell... In my old house, we had a squirrel come down the chimney and it left little black footprints all over the walls. That was so confusing to come home to. But I actually don't mind squirrels, haha
     
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  9. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    They are pretty tasty.
     
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  10. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Do you figure they taste like rats?
     
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  11. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    Chicken
     
  12. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    They are in fact like chicken although slightly less pasty. I might prefer squirrel to chicken. At least if it's been eating good white acorns and not trash.
     
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  13. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    SecPro Level IIIA Ballistic Face Mask
     
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  14. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I was thinking about ordering this
     
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  15. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    I wish it had a punisher skull on the back so the guy behind me knew I was badass too...oh, wait:rolleyes::D
     
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  16. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Would you try rat? For science of course.
     
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  17. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Flied chicken? :p
     
  18. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    How much? You have a link?
     
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  19. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    I love it, flying squirrels!
     
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  20. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    What if I fattened em up a little on donuts? You know for dessert.
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    I must've relocated at least a dozen of em in late summer and these tree rats are everywhere still. Next step coyote bait for a buddy of mine.
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