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The Fire Pit Thread

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by svk, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. rarefish383

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    SVK, was checking out this thread and remembered you live in MN. We were sitting around the fire pit, shooting the breeze about hunting and fishing, drinking a couple IPA's from the local brewery. One guy cracked on another guys deer rifle. Said he could tie a string on it and it would make a better fly rod. That reminded me of reading, probably back in the 60's-70's, that MN once had a rifle season for fish. I was thinking it was species specific, like big Carp? Have you ever heard of this, Joe.
     
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    There are some around here that go into the backwaters of the Mississippi to fish for catfish with bow and arrow.
     
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    I have never heard of that, sounds like it would be very dangerous with the chance to ricochet.

    As Erik B said there are a few guys that absolutely slay the big carp by bow. When you find them thick you can get so many you will literally sink your boat with them!
     
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    As I remember the article you had to be in an elevated stand to prevent ricochet. Now I'm on a mission to find the article, I only have 65 years of American Rifleman to reread, Joe.
     
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    Yikes. I am all about harvesting game but there are too many stupid people in this world to allow that!
     
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    100 years ago when they did that, there were far less stupid people. They let themselves get Darwin'ed out. Now we fight hard to keep them in, Joe.
     
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    1948 to date, only missing a couple issues, Joe.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Impressive!

    I have too much misc junk to save good stuff like that!
     
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    Steve, a month or so ago, cleaning up our basement, I took 40 years of shooting times to an auction. Had a truck and my dump trailer loaded. Couldn't get $1 bid on the magazines, they all went in the dumpster. One mans treasures are an others trash, Joe.
     
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    Setting this thread back on topic:

    That time at the end of a great weekend, after all your friends have gone home - well because: Work tomorrow.
    You're left with the last knot of oak, the night sounds, your pup, and, oh yea, 2 or 3 cold ones from each case the weekend started with:


     
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    Time to bump this up, 86F in NorCsl today
     

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    It was -17C (1.4F) here last night and went up to a high of -3C today.
    Had over 18" of snow in the past weeks and about 6 more inches on the way by Sunday.
    What a difference some latitude makes eh?
     
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    Didn't know this thread was a thing. I've got a pit next to my splitting area. Since I don't have an OWB or anything, all the not-so-pretty pieces and trimmed chunks end up in the pit. I'll have to snag a picture the next time I've got it going. Here she is in all her glory when not burning https://i.imgur.com/0L0MWQh.jpg
     
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    I’ll say. We’re under a Fire Weather warning this weekend for single digit RH, off shore winds 30-50 from the N, temps in the low 70’s.
    I’m burning Iron Bark Euc I dropped into a neighbors field last year to get rid of it [​IMG]
    X 7 loads
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    Erik
     
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    Nice Stihl 440.
     
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    What?? You're burning ironbark in the firepit? Do you burn wood for heat? It is considerably denser than osage orange.
     
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    I don't use a fire pit. I burn long limbs and regularly drag them up and lay them across the fire and burn them in half. Then I keep feeding the fire as the limbs burn in half. It cuts down on saw time. Country life! Gotta love it.
     
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    Your missing out on the fun though! Lol
    Using saws to cut sh't up. Lol
     
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