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Bookless libraries

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joshuah O'Brien Jul 28, 2011. 70 Replies

Today Boarders is going out of business. So many businesses have closed their doors that it shouldn't effect me so much, but it does. Bob Minzesheimer and David Lieberman from USA Today wrote that…Continue

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Adventure...the spin-off thread

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Gardner Oct 29, 2010. 17 Replies

Cell phones will not work.  The nearest city would be 100 to 200 miles away.  The only trails would be game trails and the trek itself would twelve to twenty miles on foot.  The elevation would be…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Helweg Sep 7, 2010. 12 Replies

I'm currently reading the book 'The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey'  and it really has me thinking.  How can one have real adventure today?  To be able to go on a journey that…Continue

In praise of "The Essential Adventure Library: 50 Non-fiction Adventure Books"

Started this discussion. Last reply by KR Apr 9, 2010. 6 Replies

I have read many books on this list now.  Most recently I finished "The Man Eaters of Tsavo", I thoroughly enjoyed it!  These non-fiction books are fascinating to read.  Which ones have you read?…Continue


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Jeff Kraykovic replied to Adam's discussion Info on a pipe brand in the group Pipe & Co
"The type of pipe your describing is commonly referred to as a  'Basket pipe', I have never gotten a bad one.  The name is from the fact many tobacconists us baskets to display them.  The price point fits as well as these…"
Dec 28, 2013
Jeff Kraykovic replied to Richard Flannery's discussion Tobacco's in the group Pipe & Co
"How long the bowl lasts depends on many factors:  The pack, bowl size, tobacco moisture, how you smoke.  As far as relighting goes as long as you light it properly the first time and you don't set it down you shouldn't need a…"
Dec 28, 2013
Jeff Kraykovic replied to Shane's discussion Teaching Ambition
"I do not believe ambition is a skill that can be learned. I believe ambition is a direct result of wanting  something.  The more you want it the more ambition you will have to get it.  Without that stimulus ambition is really self…"
Mar 30, 2012
Jeff Kraykovic commented on Dennis Heins's group The Smoking Lounge
". Maybe Roacky Patel double maduro.  It's a good one! "
Mar 26, 2012
Jeff Kraykovic replied to Conor Fergus's discussion Pipes vs. Cigars?
"Same is true for pipe tobaccos actually. While you are correct many Virginia tobaccos are flue cured that is only a small percentage of pipe tobaccos.  Virginia tobacco also contains a high amount of sugar, compared to other tobaccos, but it is…"
Mar 16, 2012
Jeff Kraykovic replied to Eric Robinson's discussion Manly outdoor skills
"So tools and technology are more important than skill?"
Feb 25, 2012
Jeff Kraykovic replied to Eric Robinson's discussion Manly outdoor skills
"I use those myself, mag blocks and firesteels are great but with skill they are a luxury. No matter how light they are, skill is lighter(no pun intended). The more you know the less 'kit' you need."
Feb 24, 2012
Jeff Kraykovic replied to Eric Robinson's discussion Manly outdoor skills
"I think everyone should start a fire via friction.  Even just doing it once would vastly improve your chances of succeeding if you ever needed the skill in the future. "
Feb 24, 2012
Jeff Kraykovic replied to Eric Robinson's discussion Manly outdoor skills
"Very cool Cody! "
Feb 24, 2012
Jeff Kraykovic replied to William's discussion Medieval Fencing - The health benefits and 'coolness' factors
Feb 15, 2012
Jeff Kraykovic replied to Tyler W. Bardwell's discussion You can never have too many __________________
"Books and knives.  I see these items are on many peoples lists.  It must be true..."
Feb 13, 2012
Jeff Kraykovic replied to Conor Fergus's discussion Pipes vs. Cigars?
"I enjoy both cigars and pipes.  Pipe smoking is a great deal cheaper but if you smoke in moderation both are easily enjoyed.  I smoke cigars in the spring and summer as I like a cigar when fishing and cigar smoke can get really stale…"
Feb 13, 2012

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Raising my daughter with manly values

Posted on January 9, 2010 at 2:58pm 2 Comments

One of the biggest things I've been struggling with lately is strategy in raising my daughter. I have a son who is six and a daughter who is nine. As a father I hold the same values in raising a son as most men, but in this day and age why do not these values apply to my daughter. Both of my kids can start a fire with a flint, they know the importance of providing for their future family, the importance of keeping their word. My wife and I play very traditional roles, I work and she is a stay… Continue

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At 9:52am on September 14, 2010, Alexsander Mausheim said…
Welcome, neighbor!
At 10:44pm on August 4, 2010, Andrew LaBrador said…
Thank you for joining our Pipe & Co. We look forward to hearing your experiences.
At 2:07pm on February 28, 2010, Jason M. said…
Thanks for joining the Concealed Carry Club! Welcome!
At 7:09pm on January 6, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Welcome to the community, Jeff!
At 5:21pm on January 5, 2010, Raj said…
Welcome to the AoM Community, Jeff!
At 5:04pm on January 5, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Alright! Pleasure to have you in The Great Debate. Thanks for joining.
At 10:35am on January 5, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there Jeff. Welcome to AoM. I've been through your fair city many times traveling back and forth from New Mexico to the northwest. Anyway, thought I'd also give you a friendly invite to check out my new group The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
At 7:47am on January 5, 2010, thehuhman said…
Welcome Jeff!
At 6:26am on January 5, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
Hello and welcome to the site !!!!

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