"Nick G, I started growing my Yeard December 10th of 2009 and have had one ever since. My advice let it grow and shampoo and condition it, this will help to cut down on itchiness. Good Luck and good growing!"
"What rites of passages did your father do with you or do you wish he did with you? Then that would be your answer Steve. If I had a son it would be hunting and dressing and cooking the animal, camping, building and sustaining a fire, making his…"
"I would look at that as hazing the newbies, they have been through it so they want you to fret over their experiences. I am not really sure why parents do that, we don't and we didn't have that many people do that to us."
How long are you letting your beards grow in? I couldn't grow hair on either side of my lip but I let it alone and it grow in blonde at first and then turned brown about 3 months in. My advice: Lose the razor and let it grow."
"I have seen Paleo books and articles that say go 75-85% to start out. As far as cost goes, if you buy produce in season it is cheaper and if you can save a bit and you have a deep freeze you can go to a farm and get you meat there cheaper than the…"
"I use my thumb as a bellow, placing it over the bowl and after a few puffs give it a gentle breath. That generally keeps it lit. Also, after I pack it I take a puff before lighting it, if there is no resistant you are fine if there is you packed it…"
"I generally keep a year round beard and find that in the summer if I have my hair (not the beard) short the beard doesn't make me any hotter. So for me instead of the beard going away in the spring it is usually my hair that I shave off."
"Upkeep of a beard takes no longer than shaving everyday! Excuses! But I had a beard all summer and found it wasn't any hotter than shaving, actually it kept a lot of my face from sunburn. Men are supposed to have beards only on days ending in…"
Welcome to our Brotherhood of the Briar. Post often and tell us if you prefer Rob or Bob. Pleasure to meet you. I too, enjoy my beard, my pipe and an occasional cigar. Glad to see you are also with us on Testosterone. Tor runs a great show there and I'm also a regular participant.
"Sorry I should clarify , I have put a few millimetres and even a centimetre here and there but visually there is no difference so I will not be posting an update pic just yet .
Thanks for taking an interest and the support ."
"Burn the letter don't send it. It just starts the cycle again. She'll think you want her to help process those feelings and as a extension will try to keep contacting you. . . which you seem to not want because of the emotional swings.
"I definitely prefer an umbrella over getting soaking wet in the rain! I have several different types, for example, a nice London Fog one in a carrying bag complete with a shoulder strap, a more traditional cane style one with hook handle, and a…"
"Claims of the Bible. . . what if in fact those claims are false? Your argument necessitates the acceptance of those claims as pure truth. What you have respectfully submitted is a logical fallacy called circular reasoning."
"That was actually pretty helpful. I may write the letter you suggested, and I may even send it to her. I'm not sure at this point, but I'm starting to feel like she's not worth my time. I love the girl, and I miss…"