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Longbow's Things I Learned in America Thread. The EDChallenge...

Discussion in 'Show us pics of your EDC!' started by Longbow_06, Nov 26, 2015.

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  1. Longbow_06

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    Leaning into 15 years as a resident of this Great Nation, and a couple of years as a Citizen, I thought I'd start this thread as a representation of your typical Englishman abroad. Or...
    A Stranger, in a Stange land....

    First thing I noticed, was the sky looks bigger here. It never looked this big in England.
    Never chop wood next to your car.
    Never lean an M1 Garand against an older TV.
    I did both... Not good.

    Today is Thanks Giving, better known as Turkey Day, when we give thanks for the good things in Life...
    Wine, women, and Turkey. Exclude the wine if you're Baptist, Exclude the women if your female, Exclude the Turkey if you have Bacon.

    Smoked sausage is The Bomb, and excessive consumption can lead to... The Bomb.

    Happy Thanksging Forum Dwellers... Have a safe and happy day, with whomever you'd like to spend it. ;)
     
  2. ManVsLawn

    ManVsLawn EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Is this your gear thread? No pics no visit!

    Happy Turkey Day. :)
     
  3. Longbow_06

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    Lol. I'll get pix up when the wife-unit lets me take a prep break. :)
    My son and I are making Turkey hand pictures :D
     
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    Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes. I missed your Citizenship 'swearing in' but congratulations to you!
     
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    Thanks Giving at the Longb

    TURKEY ?????

    Turkey Day Carry option... Because Hk Hates me :(
     
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    Such cute puppies. Happy thanksgiving.
     
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    Nice pair! Happy Thanksgiving to you and the fam!
     
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    Today I went light and carried a .40.
    I have no issue with Hk's, but the triggers aren't the best. I actually picked this one up dirt cheep from a store in Columbus GA.
    The HK plant is just down the road, and they take in the Demo guns for sale. I also got a Hk45c at the same place, again, a former Demo gun straight from HK.
    It's a low serial numbered, all German, 45c, so I'm pretty happy with it.

    I'm enjoying the forum, and don't post many pics, but I enjoy the Debate it section, and couple of other folks threads.
    Hope everyone's having a safe week.
     
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    ManVsLawn EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Where are the Aussies?! I demand a wreck-oning!

    Thanks for all the likes across the forum! :)
     
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    "You don't tug on Superman's cape
    You don't spit into the wind
    You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger
    And you don't mess around with Jim"
     
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    I like you Longbow_06. Aside from all the babbling and palaver we do around here your comments always seem very thought out and well read. We natural born Americans can glean some serious insights from successful immigrants such as yourself. I'm glad you're here at EDCF and on American soil .


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    Thanks guys, for looking in !!

    So, I'm on vacation now, until the Monday after Christmas.
    I get to spend some family time with the wife unit and mini-me. Unfortunately/fortunately wife has to work most of next week :-/
    She thinks I should renovate (destroy) the kitchen.... Umm... Okay...
    You're looking at someone with as much construction experience as a <fill-in-the-blank>.
    I can paint, and I can patch a hole in sheet rock. That's about it.

    One thing I have learned here, is how to do plumbing. I actually enjoy that.

    Hope everyone's day is going well :)
     
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    Oh no not work on your vacation!


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    Yes :(
    And I'm unsure as to why, so close to Christmas.
    I'm thinking she's thinking that it'll keep me out of trouble :-/
     
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    F18 Hornet... Love this aircraft.
     
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    I'm going crazy with you not having an avatar:frantic::eek:
     
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    Lol ... I hadn't even thought about one.
    And now I am thinking about one my minds gone blank :D
     
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    Today's duties, will be Avatar hunting.... Once the kitchen is complete :-/
    Mini-Me is enjoying himself immensely, despite the fact that I'm making him work...

    The fact that he can work out angles, despite being only 6, is vexing me. If it's not working out a ballistic drop, I can's do it :-/

    This is the perfect time for some great Father/Son bonding, as work is such a bind at times....

    Also, a good time for kids to learn about First-Aid... Especially when the parent is such a klutz.
    Ran a drill bit through the base of my finger nail, in a momentary laps of concentration...No exit hole, but it came pretty close:( EDC FAK was put to good use, as the amount of blood seemed like it was a lot worse.
    Wife-unit pointed out that I'd taken Ibuprofen for the last few days, due to joint pain (Bad knees, bad back) which is a blood thinner.....


    Kate did not approve...
     
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    It appears that Scouts are passionate about more than just tying knots....
    Cake...

    And Christmas....

    Kate approves of both...
     
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    I found an Avatar !! :D
     
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