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by kiwisailor
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: City Animals
Replies: 19
Views: 947

Re: City Animals

If anyone is interested in Carnivores and their proclivities, (nasty habits) any of Peter Captstisk's or Corbett's s books will keep you enthralled.
Quite humbling when one is feeling on top of the food chain....
by kiwisailor
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: City Animals
Replies: 19
Views: 947

Re: City Animals

It was the (spoiler alert) Leopard standing so close to the Couple walking blissfully past mere feet away, in a big city that shocked me. It is one thing to consider large Predators in the Wilderness, but it just seemed the Leopard had adapted to the point it is normall environment. When thought abo...
by kiwisailor
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: City Animals
Replies: 19
Views: 947

City Animals

I've just been watching BBC's "Planet Earth 2" Disc 2 episode 6, has a fascinating video using Thermal camera, of pigs and their Predators in a City of India. I won't spoil the surprise, it is awesome.. Well worth a look if you get a chance. I don't think I'll be wandering around Mumbai at night :ee...
by kiwisailor
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sharpies
Replies: 33
Views: 1250

Re: Sharpies

soc_monki wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:31 pm
I take notes on my phone if I need to, and have my knives.
You will probably scratch the screen.. :mad:
by kiwisailor
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: ESEE Knives
Replies: 72
Views: 4702

Re: ESEE Knives

emanuel wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:57 am
I had an ESEE 6 and ESEE 4 in 1095 when I was a teen.
Gosh, you are doing well for your age there Emanuel..
by kiwisailor
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ultrasonic Cleaner
Replies: 18
Views: 1979

Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner

Yes, remove as much Kerosene as possible, otherwise it will slow down ultrasonic cleaning. I just rinse items in strong detergent separately. For small batches where you are probably tossing solution out each day it won't make much difference. It is the hot water which does 90℅ of cleaning. Great fo...
by kiwisailor
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The big Unplug
Replies: 15
Views: 1558

Re: The big Unplug

South East Queensland, Australia is also being burnt out again.
Family have evacuated 2nd time in 2months.
Their B.O.B sure is becoming familiar..
by kiwisailor
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ultrasonic Cleaner
Replies: 18
Views: 1979

Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner

On the solution subject, don't use any volatile fluids. No kerosene, diesel, etc. They can (will) explode. I do use Kero. for removing larget amounts of Tripoli polishing compound. This is Tallow and Aluminium oxide, which is quite greasy so benefits from a pre soak in kerosene.(separate container) ...
by kiwisailor
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ultrasonic Cleaner
Replies: 18
Views: 1979

Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner

Hi Bloke, in my Trade as Jeweler, we use them constantly. DON'T use it without liquid OR anything in bowl. They need something in bowl to work on, if not, the transducer will eat through the bottom of bowl, pretty quickly (hours). Best used in a sound proof cupboard or use earplugs. Will cause tinni...
by kiwisailor
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Collectibles
Replies: 29
Views: 1754

Re: Collectibles

When we sold the house we talked to an old estate sale auctioneer. We didn't have enough stuff for him to bother with but he told me that the collectibles market peaked in the 1980s and it would never come back. In his opinion, the collectors were dying out and young people had no interest in colle...
by kiwisailor
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: More on Vitamins: Do they work ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: More on Vitamins: Do they work ?

I swear by vitamin B to prevent depression. My Family have issues with this problem and those that take bit. B on a regular basis all agree it helps to the point where if not taken, life can be a drag. Maybe not for everyone, but a lot better than some of the addictive drugs that can and are prescri...
by kiwisailor
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: More on Oceania: Solomon Islands, and other places.
Replies: 14
Views: 508

Re: More on Oceania: Solomon Islands, and other places.

Hi SEF, yep still here. Lurking.
Getting cold. Maybe time to sail away to warmer climate..
Be well. I always enjoy your leading Topics.
by kiwisailor
Thu May 16, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hawkbill vs. sheepsfoot for rescue and personal safety on a sailboat
Replies: 25
Views: 2430

Re: Hawkbill vs. sheepsfoot for rescue and personal safety on a sailboat

Hi, yes I'm here
The Other knife is a Victorinox Skipper, which is used for opening the "eyes" not the body..
The Skipper is a great knife, but NOT up to cracking open coconuts.
cheers, and yes, I definitely been logged in recently... probably to someone's annoyance !
by kiwisailor
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Kidney Stones?
Replies: 33
Views: 7033

Re: Kidney Stones?

I know of two people who have had great success with getting rid of Kidney stones when apparent, by drink pure (undiluted) orange juice which dissolved the stones to stage they were passed as small smooth crystals like sand. One chap said that if He hadn't been peeing into a small container, he woul...
by kiwisailor
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Let's talk titanium.
Replies: 30
Views: 3982

Re: Let's talk titanium.

Bloke wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:42 pm
SpyderEdgeForever wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:28 pm
Titanium, that seeming wonder metal.
Image
That new paint job certainly has improved to look of the Sydney Opera House. :rolleyes:
by kiwisailor
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sling Shots: No Longer A Kid's Toy
Replies: 66
Views: 13683

Re: Sling Shots: No Longer A Kid's Toy

Sorry, I was going to make a smartass reply, but fell asleep and now it's time to start knitting a woolly Jumper :rolleyes:
by kiwisailor
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Using Spears for Survival and Hunting: What do you know?
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Re: Using Spears for Survival and Hunting: What do you know?

For those of you interested in Hunting, Peter Capstick's book, Death in Silent Places is a fantastic read. It includes a Story about the Tigererro, Sasha Siemel, who hunted Jaguars in Brazil using only a Spear with considerable success. Not my cup of tea. I figure One would need Cajones the size of ...
by kiwisailor
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sling Shots: No Longer A Kid's Toy
Replies: 66
Views: 13683

Re: Sling Shots: No Longer A Kid's Toy

Nope, those Cassowary Bird brains hang out over the ditch in Aussie Cobber. We have Kiwis, which are a lot smaller and quite friendly, but, once they reach 1x year old, can defend themselves against their #1 predator, Stoats. They have huge legs which if you couldn't see the balance of the Bird, wou...
by kiwisailor
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sling Shots: No Longer A Kid's Toy
Replies: 66
Views: 13683

Re: Sling Shots: No Longer A Kid's Toy

There is a spot just off the Coast here, where the Hammerheads do the same thing (maybe not quite so dense).
Quite intimidating sailing through the area with them on surface.
by kiwisailor
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sling Shots: No Longer A Kid's Toy
Replies: 66
Views: 13683

Re: Sling Shots: No Longer A Kid's Toy

Hey "Kiwisailor" that's interesting that you bring up air rifles because that's another thread I'm thinking about in the near future unless of course someone else has some good info and launches one first. Because that's another tool I'm becoming very interested in. Ammo for an air rifle isn't quit...

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