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by Ankerson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA
Replies: 93
Views: 2507

Re: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA

Man, I just hope they are never able to weaponize Ebola. Like, say in aerosol form. I got the idea-fear from reading a Tom Clancy novel, Executive Orders. In that book, the bad guys were actually able to weaponize the Ebola Zaire virus. That would be a nightmare... I’m just happy that Ebola did not...
by Ankerson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:44 pm
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Topic: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA
Replies: 93
Views: 2507

Re: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA

Between the new virus and what happened to the PRC's swine herds they have had a bad year with virus outbreaks and that must be hugely expensive. On top of the troubles in Hong Kong the leaders have to be getting nervous. They didn't make the mistakes they made with the SARs outbreak a few years ba...
by Ankerson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:42 pm
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Topic: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA
Replies: 93
Views: 2507

Re: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA

I need to be as informed as I possibly can. I decided to watch the movie "CONTAGION" on YouTube tonight. Tomorrow, I'm going to watch "HOT ZONE" on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=ELjqiOkiVvLxukG9yQLRCjPw Contagion is actually a good movie. Pretty accurate as far as how people would ...
by Ankerson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Boots.
Replies: 17
Views: 501

Re: Boots.

I have a pair of Danner Elk Hunters which I like a lot but would have much preferred ‘E’ or ‘EE’ width option. You Americans must have fun thin, long feet. Ah, hahaha! I’ve had a few pairs of Keen Boots over the years and find them to be super light and comfortable. This is the pair I currently hav...
by Ankerson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:17 pm
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Topic: Boots.
Replies: 17
Views: 501

Re: Boots.

As I shared with you earlier for many years I was pretty much loyal to the USA made REDWING boots. I even bought the REDWING special oil and other maintenance products and I could usually get 7 to 8 years from a set of REDWING USA made boots by taking good care of them. But a guy who does a surviva...
by Ankerson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA
Replies: 93
Views: 2507

Re: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA

Man, I just hope they are never able to weaponize Ebola. Like, say in aerosol form. I got the idea-fear from reading a Tom Clancy novel, Executive Orders. In that book, the bad guys were actually able to weaponize the Ebola Zaire virus. That would be a nightmare... I am sure they already have. ;) T...
by Ankerson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Boots.
Replies: 17
Views: 501

Re: Boots.

For me I don't need them for work anymore so I am looking for comfort and light weight with quality. :) I have other boots that I can clomp around in if I had to. ;) If you're ok with the sneaker boot style I would check those out then. I can only imagine if the steel toe is as comfortable as they ...
by Ankerson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Boots.
Replies: 17
Views: 501

Re: Boots.

Right now I'm wearing Red Wing King Toes for work, and although I despise the "sneaker boot" style and prefer a Goodyear welt construction, I have to say these are the most comfortable steel toes I've ever wore. I can wear them 7 days a week. I think they make a soft toe version which will basicall...
by Ankerson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Boots.
Replies: 17
Views: 501

Re: Boots.

After clomping around for years in Schmidt boots from Tractor Supply I bought these comfortable, lightweight Ariat ATS Mens Terrain Boots. Love them for walking and hiking, but I still wear the Schmidts for work on the property, specially in the cold and wet. https://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/PetsUn...
by Ankerson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30v chipping on new knife after first use
Replies: 25
Views: 1399

Re: S30v chipping on new knife after first use

I found that if you just turn the knife slowly without twisting it etc it works very well. Could do the same thing with a screwdriver... Yeah I don't even use a knife on zip ties anymore, I use my multitool pliers and just break them. A lot of them are cheap brittle plastic anyway. I don't use kniv...
by Ankerson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30v chipping on new knife after first use
Replies: 25
Views: 1399

Re: S30v chipping on new knife after first use

I'd blame it on the factory edge. It's a common issue with any steel. Zip ties are hard because of 2 reasons, and none is the actual zip tie: - the already mentioned instability / lateral forces - zip ties are often zipped against metal tubes and other hard surfaces and you're likely to cut against...
by Ankerson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA
Replies: 93
Views: 2507

Re: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA

Doc Dan wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:30 am
https://multimedia.scmp.com/infographic ... e-launcher

Here is an interesting article about the source.

The pillars of clean there I tell yeah... :eek:
by Ankerson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30v chipping on new knife after first use
Replies: 25
Views: 1399

Re: S30v chipping on new knife after first use

https://photos.smugmug.com/D750/i-7KcSJ8H/0/1e81ef14/X3/DSC_5710-X3.jpg Neat photo, Jim. However, I'm pretty sure you don't really think most folks cut zip ties that way. Cutting a zip tie that's laying on a hard, flat surface where you can prevent both the zip tie and the blade from twisting, and ...
by Ankerson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA
Replies: 93
Views: 2507

Re: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA

Contagion is actually a good movie. Pretty accurate as far as how people would react and response time frames etc. OUTBREAK is another one that's isn't all that bad. I did not see OUTBREAK offered on YouTube. But after watching CONTAGION, all that I can say is they better get their tail in gear and...
by Ankerson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA
Replies: 93
Views: 2507

Re: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA

I need to be as informed as I possibly can. I decided to watch the movie "CONTAGION" on YouTube tonight. Tomorrow, I'm going to watch "HOT ZONE" on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=ELjqiOkiVvLxukG9yQLRCjPw Contagion is actually a good movie. Pretty accurate as far as how people would ...
by Ankerson
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30v chipping on new knife after first use
Replies: 25
Views: 1399

Re: S30v chipping on new knife after first use

Many folks have reported it with many steels on factory edges. The generally accepted explanation is that the edges get burnt and become brittle from the factory sharpening on belt grinders. Most folks report that the brittleness goes away after several resharpenings. I've had the same experience o...
by Ankerson
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA
Replies: 93
Views: 2507

Re: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA

With an R-O of 2-3 it does spread FAST.... I figured it was something like that the way the different countries are reacting. The NORKS closed the borders 2 days ago completely. As much as they rely on imports and currency from the PRC it would have to be bad before they made that decision. Many of...
by Ankerson
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:28 pm
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Topic: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA
Replies: 93
Views: 2507

Re: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA

With something like this around they really do need to, it could go though a school in a matter of days. Then the kids spread it to the parents, then the parents spread it around and the next thing you know the whole town has it. With an R-O of 2-3 it does spread FAST.... Yep. We will know far more...
by Ankerson
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:11 pm
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Topic: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA
Replies: 93
Views: 2507

Re: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA

My research NOTES thus far. CDC SAYS You can help reduce your risk of getting a cold: Wash your hands often with soap and water. Wash them for 20 seconds, and help young children do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Viruses that cause colds can live...
by Ankerson
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA
Replies: 93
Views: 2507

Re: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA

After reading several of these most interesting comments I've kind of taken an alternate viewpoint on this current virus scare. I do think that this current virus ( Man made or Nature Made) is going to somehow be contained. They do seem to kind of have a head start on containing it for the foreseea...

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