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Building and Lighting a Fire

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Oct 17, 2010. 12 Replies

I found no thread on this after some rather extensive searching, so I am creating my own. If such a thread as this already exists, then I apologise... A very impressive, very useful and at times,…Continue

"Hello!" from a new member...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael1359 Jul 16, 2010. 7 Replies

Hi everyone. I really should stop joining forums. I have joined far too many in the past. But they're all so interesting. Damnation! Where to begin...? I'm a 23-year-old university student studying a…Continue

 

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Shahan replied to Kevin Wilson's discussion Shaving Rituals?
"Hot Water.  Strop. Cutthroat.  Shave.  Dry. Strop. Done. "
Apr 8, 2013
Shahan replied to Josh's discussion Need some advice for accessories for a suit!
"Wear what you like. there's no reason why you shouldn't wear a tie-clip. If you want to wear it, then wear it. Part of dressing is having the balls to wear whatever the hell you want. "
Mar 27, 2013
Shahan replied to Jay's discussion Manly Things (no duplicates, please)
"181. Out of curiosity, what would be considered "Heavy"? I'm not above carrying stuff for ladies. But only when it's really necessary. I helped a lady-cousin of mine haul two 80lb suitcases up...and then down...three flights of…"
Mar 24, 2013
Shahan replied to Jay's discussion Manly Things (no duplicates, please)
"327 - "Not needing directions".  Everyone needs directions. What's manly is not having to ask. Every man should know how to read a map and navigate. If I didn't follow my parents on holidays, they would never have come back…"
Mar 24, 2013
Shahan replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Cut myself while shaving, again.
"Is your blade sharp enough? If you're shaving with a blunt razor, you're liable to cut yourself from exerting too much pressure on a razor that can't do the job you want anyway, because it's not sharp enough. And when that…"
Mar 23, 2013
Shahan replied to Chu Kim's discussion In the Name of Efficiency
"I hate being late to anything. It's a holdover habit/trait from my days in school. To speed stuff up, I generally... - Pick out my outfit the night before, if possible. And lay it on my clothes-valet.  - Shave the night before (if…"
Mar 22, 2013
Shahan replied to Walt Morgan's discussion Turning 21
"Be wary of anything that doesn't look 'right' and don't take drinks from strangers. And check out a bar's history first. And if you're drinking overseas, this is even more important.  My brother was in China and…"
Mar 17, 2013
Shahan replied to Connor Wallace's discussion How do you handle being ill?
"My dad is somewhat notorious for taking the "Fuck it, I'm breathing" route. The last time he did that, he was in bed for over a month with a throat-infection. Not a smart move.  Myself, if I'm sick, I'm sick. I take…"
Mar 14, 2013
Shahan replied to C.C. Dolph's discussion What do you do well?
"Writing, reading, tinkering with stuff, explaining stuff. "
Mar 13, 2013
Shahan replied to Sam I.'s discussion Ressurecting the Duel?
"Duels were never legal. Not in the 'States, not in England, not in Europe.  That didn't stop people from doing them. In fact people were duelling so much in the 1700s that the Irish wrote the world's first codebook on duelling…"
Mar 12, 2013
Shahan replied to Hyrum Higgins's discussion Switching to a Safety Razor
"Most vintage razors from major manufacturers (Merkur, Gilette, etc) are highly regarded. I doubt you could go wrong with any one of them. The important thing is how well it works and how much attention you give to cleaning the razor after…"
Mar 12, 2013
Shahan replied to Hyrum Higgins's discussion Switching to a Safety Razor
"To Mantic, "Some" translates as a few dozen. You're in good hands, Hyrum. The Shaving Guru has found your thread. "
Mar 11, 2013
Shahan replied to Hyrum Higgins's discussion Switching to a Safety Razor
"Hi Hyrum,  Actual razors themselves can be dirt-cheap. You can find scores of them at flea-markets if you look long enough. $30.00 for a second-hand razor seems entirely possible. But be sure that you CLEAN the razor THOROUGHLY before you use…"
Mar 11, 2013
Shahan replied to Brian Splash's discussion When teens go bad
"Congratulations on the baby (boy or a girl?).  I agree with the others that a sort of 'peaceful intervention' may be a nice median here. Get to know the boy, spend some time with him if you can. Don't patronise him. "When I…"
Mar 11, 2013
Shahan replied to Hyrum Higgins's discussion On the wearing of hats
"Corey, I confess that some of your advice actually made me laugh. But it's good advice. Very good. But you write it very well.  "
Mar 11, 2013
Shahan replied to Hyrum Higgins's discussion On the wearing of hats
"Wear a hat whenever you want or need to. What TYPE of hat you wear, is up to you.  Under all circumstances, a hat stays on the head, unless a place has been provided for you to hang it/place it. Or if someone asks you to remove it (eg:…"
Mar 10, 2013

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At 7:46pm on July 20, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Welcome aboard, Shahan! Great to see you jumping right into the mix and already making great comments and contributions.
At 10:16am on July 16, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there Shahan. Welcome to AoM! Also, I'd like to give you a friendly invite to check out my 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 with us.
 
 
 

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Leto Atreides II replied to John Muir's discussion The End of Quantitative Easing As We Know It in the group The Great Debate
"You also can't compare being Governor of AR with being Governor of CA. That's like comparing the President of Bob's Gas Station (1 location)  with the President of Microsoft."
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John Muir replied to John Muir's discussion The End of Quantitative Easing As We Know It in the group The Great Debate
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Will replied to Jack Bauer's discussion "Don't follow your passion" -- Mike Rowe
"We used to get that in technology.  "All the jobs are moving to India."  They never did.  I hadn't heard the "nursing is saturated" thing before, but I know my friend (a nurse) who changes jobs almost as often…"
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Donald S replied to Donald S's discussion What to do when you stop making love with your girl/wife
"Thanks, but I think part of being a man is not to give up when the going gets though. You can always quit.  I will do my best and try to fix it, because I want to do it, I want for us to be happy. I look at it this way : for the last 10 months,…"
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Donald S replied to Donald S's discussion What to do when you stop making love with your girl/wife
"Yeah she is, but from her teen years, because of hormonal problems, so the pill is just to keep her menstrual cycle normal. I agree with you, and I know that hormones are responsible for almost everything that goes on with our bodies ( both…"
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