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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

First of two winter storms passes through. If you plan on carjacking a woman, better make sure her kids aren't in the back seat. Joe Teti and Matt Graham gone from season seven of "Dual Survival"



Three days of very cold weather, and then snow, followed by rain, then snow again.  Bad combination.

About 1130 this morning, the scanners started carrying constant radio traffic.  So many people slid off the road that the four lane was closed for a time. I don't remember that happening more than twice in the last few years.

The Atlanta news stations sent crews up to shoot segments for their evening news in the town. They do that periodically, when we get snow and they don't.

I walked down to the mailbox for some exercise. I couldn't safely get a vehicle out and down to the hard service road if I wanted to, but walking down was safe enough as long as I paid attention to what I was doing. Snow is supposed to start again early Saturday morning and they say it will be deeper.  I don't think people in the town got a lot of snow, but I'm up considerably higher and we had a good amount.


The mailboxes are down at the foot of the mountain. Not so much snow came down there. Sometimes, there's a sharp demarcation where all the mountains have snow down to an exact line, then there is none below that.



This picture was taken a few years back, just up the hard surface road to the Appalachian Trail. About six miles from my house as the crow flies. When this was taken, we had been through about the same amount of cold weather and then snow on top of it. I would expect the waterfall is frozen again up there right now.


 This picture is a few years old. It was taken right on the trail after a cold snap. Some of those icicles were as big as tree limbs.

It can get cold up here.  Tonight I'm just staying inside, as I have been for most of the last five days.








Below is a link to an article about the big changes in personnel for season seven of "Dual Survival." The whole thing strikes me as weird, but that show has been dogged by this kind of atmosphere from the get go.


Joe Teti and Matt Graham not in season seven of "Dual Survival."

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    1. Yeah, she seriously thumped on that guy. They picked on the wrong Lady.

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  2. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    Its been real warm here. Lots of fog coming off the water this afternoon.
    Lots of sun the past few days. A cold front is supposed to push through tomorrow sometime and that will blow the clouds out and make it cool and sunny.

    Asians and Pompano fish.

    I have seen Asian people down that are really, really big into fishing and when they catch a Pompano its like an old person scoring big at a bingo game. Its downright comical.
    I saw some older retired Asians fishing today and I thought about saying to them that the Pompano were biting over there (about 100 yards down the jetty) I know for a fact they would reel in their lines and pack their gear for the 100 yard trek down the jetty (even though there is no Pompano biting)
    It would have been funny, but I look at it this way. They are doing nothing to bother me so why bother them. One of my friends described them as 'Fishin' Fools" because of their excitement and passion for fishing. Hey if it makes them happy and they clean up after themselves and leave no hooks or garbage around, then have at it.

    I thought I would mention something that involved something other than cold, ice, and bad roads 'Harry.

    I got another story for you guys tomorrow.

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    1. Your environment is considerably different than mine. I'd trade you except for the Mexicans in your back yard.

      Tybee Island doesn't have many Asians, but it has lots of old black guys and they are just as fanatical about fishing. Bores me to tears, but like you say, whatever your hobby is, it's fine as long as nobody gets killed. Too often, anyway.

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    2. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      The Mexicans in my backyard are mowing my lawn:)

      I had run with that one.

      I saw a pic on knucledraggin.com of large brass pigs in some city and the caption below the pigs said. Your days are numbered. Some arab will get offended.

      To be fair, theres a old beat up RV (recreational vehicle) that's been sitting in the walmart parking lot now for three or four months and one of the know meth users that lives a few streets over from me was seen there so I can only assume that RV is a meth lab.
      I know its a bunch of white trailer trash, burnouts in their 30,s and 40,s cooking meth in the RV and selling it.
      Does walmart do anything, No. Does our police force really care, No. Not enough money to be made with restitution from those people. The police are profit oriented down here. If you got money. They go after you. If your dirt poor, white redneck, trailer trash it takes a lot to get tossed in jail and you will be let out quite easily.
      Now if you commit murder or something really bad, then the police will be forced to deal with you.

      Back to the RV meth lab. Its a lot like the one in Breaking Bad except different colors. I cant wait for someone to screw something up while cooking meth and that RV explodes Hiroshima.

      'Oh yeah, I strongly recommend that movie 'Sicario" I watched it online and it kicks ass.
      That movie is very realistic of whats going on in Juarez, Mexico.

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    3. I saw Sicario. Pretty grim. I enjoyed it though. At least the woman DEA agent didn't jump around and beat up fifteen guys at one time like some of these B.S. movies have.

      You should get out the old kerosene jug and solve that problem with the RV. Walmart is probably taking a cut of the profits from the meth sales.

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  3. May be it will be snowing a little in Jerusalem next week, every one is waiting here for the few cm of snow:)

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    1. Yael, as I write this the wind is howling, and the sleet is turning in to snow. Supposed to go on like this for almost two more days. I wish I could ship some of this snow to Israel, I'd have more than enough to spare!

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  4. Huge icicles! Amazing. We had a little snow, not much but it was so little and the temperatures had dropped so much that regular salt wasn't working well. The main roads were ok but lots of sliding. I stayed home and worked from here because out here they may give us cinders. My husband salted our hill but it wasn't clear until later in the day. I'll go in this morning but I hate, hate, hate snow and ice. I'll be nervous until I get to a main road.

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    1. I know you were dreading the drive in. I think it was really smart of you to stay home. If you wreck your vehicle and get hurt, nobody is going to say "sorry." Work isn't worth the risk. Took me twenty years to learn that though. I hope you didn't go in later if the roads were still bad, and I hope you got home ok tonight.

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  5. January has been a strange month - never seen so many hot and cold differences in one month, it made it to nearly 90 a couple of days ago. A cool down is coming soon though. Not nearly as cool as your location - Wow !

    A shame about DUAL SURVIVALS troubles in keeping their hosts and audience happy. I bought Matt Graham's book on a whim and was surprised to see the atlatl information in it. You hardly hear of its use mentioned. His personality seems pretty laid back - sorry to see him go.

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    1. This whole year has been really abnormal in terms of the weather. I hope it settles down, as the constant rain and humidity caused me a lot of trouble over the summer, living in a log house as I do.

      I liked Matt Graham too. He wasn't nasty and domineering like a lot of the people on this show have been. I wonder why they got rid of him. Teti was a little too obnoxious and self centered for my taste.

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  6. Snow is nice for about 3 cups of coffee. Then it should leave.

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    1. We're getting blasted but good tonight. The wind is howling, and the early rain turned into sleet. Now it's mixing with snow. This is supposed to last til Saturday afternoon or evening. I moved the Jeep down to the hard surface road. If we get freezing rain I'm not getting down the mountain in a vehicle for a while.

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  7. We are expecting about two feet of snow over the next two days. It will be a while before we get out if we really get that much. We have plenty of wood for the stove though.

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    1. Lisa, Virginia is going to get hit hard according to the evening news. We are getting pounded here really good as I type this. Supposed to go on til Saturday evening or afternoon. Glad you have plenty of wood. Hope you have candles, as this stuff is supposed to have a lot of freezing rain and wet snow, a really bad combination for above ground power lines.

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  8. Too bad that lady did not plug those two punks with some lead. Might have taught them a thing or two.
    I have caught the first couple episodes of the two new clowns on Dual Survival and I am not impressed. Its all about the drama an nothing about skills. Once again I am disappointed. Not that I had my hopes up anyhow. Not much on the tube these days floats my boat.
    Off topic/back to the car thing.
    Here is a gem of a VW Thing for you.
    http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1972-volkswagen-thing/
    You can freak the kids and neighbors out with the sticker it wears. LOL .... But I can't imagine it would do all that well with the snow on your "driveway". Might be better suited for CC to carry his surfboard down in TX. You might be better off with an ATV or one of those Gator type vehicles.

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    1. I haven't seen the new one yet. Some folks like it and others don't as far as I can tell. I'm going to check it out though.

      She was pretty brave. She's lucky those guys were Hispanic and not black or she'd have gotten shot though. As it is she's lucky she didn't get stabbed. I guess she just had to act and not consider that, didn't look like she had much time for reflection.

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  9. Harry,

    I'll bet a doughnut that you've watched "Alaska, The Last Frontier".

    Got an interesting "fun fact" for you. Atz Kilchner (the yodeler) is the father of the folk/pop singer "Jewel". Atz Jr. is her brother.

    Jewels' Bio: http://www.jeweljk.com/about.html

    Her first hit single (in case her name doesn't come to mind) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LukEq643Mk

    Jeff

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    1. Jeff, I don't think I have ever heard of Jewel but I will take a look at her video. I watched one of those "Alaska the last frontier" but never really picked up on the series. I did like Dead End Express and a lot of that took place in Alaska.

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  10. Looking at those mailboxes, I see you have some neighbors?

    As for Dual Survival...I think Joe Teti's ego probably got the best of him. I liked the new guys. People should give them a chance.
    --Troy

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    1. Troy, the way it works here, the post office designates "mail box stations" on the nearest hard surface road. Then everybody in the area puts up a mailbox at that station. It would be impractical for the postal delivery person to actually drive up every possum trail to houses. I get my exercise by walking down the mountain, to the mail box and back. These days round trip for me is about 30 to 40 minutes.

      I have been watching to see the new show, but I can only find season six, which is still Joe Teti and Matt Graham. But I have two shows taped that say 2016 on the production date, and they must be season seven shows. I haven't tried to watch them yet, but the satellite system says they are Cody Lundin and that can't be right. I need to turn them on and see what's up. It seems like they always have to have one guy who is really abrasive, maybe they don't on the new show.

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    2. Our mailbox is a mile from the house and it is a real pain to pick up mail in the winter. Our 2 feet of snow has now been rained on for a few days and now we have 2 feet of slush. Our little tractor is getting a workout.

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  11. That's some serious ice on the waterfall but sure is pretty. All our snow is melting. It is suppose to be in the low 40's all next week.

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    1. We are in the middle of a big storm as I write this (three in the morning on Friday). The wind is howling, it started out as rain, then sleet and now snow. Supposed to keep snowing until Saturday evening. I moved the Jeep down to the hard surface road as it may take forever for this to melt enough to get down the jeep trail when the storm is over.

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