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Re: Tree Climbing Basics
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2006, 05:48:30 PM »
When I was twelve, my Dad and older brothers sent me up a tree to shake out a coon. :-\  They said the limbs looked kind of weak and might break if a big person climbed on them. I got up to the coon alright, but then the coon did not want to jump out. ::) I shook the limb he was on and poked him with a stick. All the time my brothers were hollering to hurry up and shake him out. >:(  After a bit the limb he was on broke and he came tumbling out. After I saw what the dogs did to that coon, I wonder what would have happened if I had fallen  instead of the coon. fly_smiley
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Re: Tree Climbing Basics
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2006, 06:04:10 PM »
Your coon story reminds me of 20-25 years ago, coon hunting with neighbors, startin about 8:30 at night and goin until 2-3 in the morning. Get the dogs on a trail, and then sit around, listen to the dogs barkin, and tellin old coon huntin stories. It was fascinating. I asked the older guy, 80 years old then, what they did for light before the 5 cell flashlights were used, figurin it was coleman lantern or similar. He said when the coon was treed, they'd send one guy up the tree with a lantern (kerosene I believe) and a .22 or blackpowder. Find the coon and either shake it out like pigman did or shoot it there in the tree. What a difference D cell batteries and big lights make. Now, no more tree climbin.
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Re: Tree Climbing Basics
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2006, 10:33:38 PM »
... and helicopters don't fly, the earth repels them!
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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2006, 11:26:14 PM »
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D Not all the time, Riles. I worked with them contraptions for 13 years and lost a few friends due to 'impact with terrain'.
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Re: Tree Climbing Basics
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2006, 12:00:41 PM »
Actually Riles, fixed wing pilots will tell you, da proper technical explanation is that da earth is repulsed by them.  :D

Yupp, first time they explained auto-gyro to me I jis' looked at em and waited fer dem ta start snickerin' some, dey didn't.......  :o

Den da feller said we was gonna go try it, I figgered as long as he was willin' ta go wit me, it couldn't be too bad.  ::)

It worked, but I wasn't impressed even a mite by it. I much prefer stall training ina fixed wing airey-plane. Nearly as much fun as spins......  :D
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