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weary warrior

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    weary warrior got a reaction from Andrea in WHY???   
    I'm sitting right now in my office as the principal of a Christian school. Outside the window of my office is the gym, and I can hear the student on break. They are playing, laughing, running and being children, as children should. On my right hip, covered up by a jacket, is a Kimber Warrior .45acp. On my left hip is a spare mag. At any time during the week there may be in the building as many as three of us with handguns on our person. We are a school with a total of 47 students. These handguns are tucked away behind suit coats or jackets or sweaters, depending on the individual's clothing style. They are never shown, flashed or discussed in front of the students, but the students, at least the older students, are all aware of their presence. Many of them know me from church, where I am head of security, and of course my 16 year old son is a student here as well.
    I wonder how many of these students of mine had the thought flash through their mind as they watch the news unfold about the new school shooting in Florida, "Not in my school, we have Mr. Noel"? I watch as the news tells us of the heroic football coach there in Florida who gave his life shielding his charges, those who were placed in his care, those he undoubtedly loved, just as I love mine. And I ask myself, what if this good, brave man had possessed a weapon tucked behind his waste band? Just a little .38 revolver even? Something. Anything. What if someone had been allowed to be prepared to fight physical evil with physical means? 
    We have sown the wind in this country, and now we are going to reap the whirlwind. Our schools have told the students there is no God, and thus no consequences, no eternal soul, no higher authority. We have fed them a steady diet of humanism, violent movies, games and "music" and all manner of Satanic influences. We have denigrated the Bible, parental authority, the police, the military, the flag, the anthem and our founding fathers. And then we wonder when these monsters start coming out of the woodwork.
    The schools will have to start physically, violently defending themselves from the very hell that they have so foolishly and gleefully created, and the ONLY defense from a bad man with a gun is a good man with a gun. They will not, of course, do this.
    I ask "why", but in truth, I already know the answers.
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    weary warrior got a reaction from Kleptes in was Jesus the wrong name?   
    Matthew 1:21. 'Nuff said. He's just a man, my young brother. As we all are. Don't let the circus going on around you distract or disturb you. Stay the course.
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    weary warrior got a reaction from (Omega) in The beauty of creation   
    We took a bunch of archaeologists and their camp into the mountains here on the Peninsula. This mountain bowl is pretty high up, and affords more spectacular views of the beautiful state
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    weary warrior got a reaction from HappyChristian in Whats for Supper...   
    Ham, mashed potatoes, homemade biscuits, gravy and probably some vegetable I wont eat. Big dinner celebrating my twin daughters' 18th birthday.
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    weary warrior got a reaction from (Omega) in Preaching Preference   
    There is "hard preaching" and there is "preaching hard". They are not the same, yet few can tell them apart. Any braying jackass can get loud, and any arrogant, self-righteous pharisee can get mean. To preach the whole truth plain and straight with courage, coupled at the same time with humility and love ... well. That's altogether a different story, isn't it?
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    weary warrior reacted to Jim_Alaska in Hunting yummy things   
    Well WW, you had it on the money but talked yourself out of it. It was a video taken with one of the old, huge video cameras that used a VHS tape. I did grab that one frame  and what you see is the result.
    I just knew you would get it. Unfortunately there is no prize  .  
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    weary warrior reacted to Alan in Missionaries   
    One of the greatest joys that I remember shortly after I got saved was visiting with missionaries in various countries in South East Asia during the Vietnam War. It was a blessing in visiting the works that God gave them. The Lord gave me the honour of seeing dedicated, and sacrificial, men of God, their wives, and their ministries. A special missionary in my heart is Brother Earl Beegle. Brother Beegle was a missionary to the U.S. GI's on Taiwan. Brother Earl Beegle, helped a lot of young men gain a strong love for the scriptures, soul-winning (both Chinese and American),  and HOLY living. Brother Beegle is in heaven now rejoicing in the presence of the Lord Jesus. I love missionaries. I love supporting missionaries. I love being around missionaries.
    As far as I am concerned, the command of the Lord Jesus in Matthew 28:18-20 is the marching order of the Captain of our Salvation until He calls us home. A New Testament church is a missions minded church.
     
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    weary warrior reacted to Jim_Alaska in Hunting yummy things   
    OK, next on the list of wild meat harvesting after Moose, Grouse and water fowl is Caribou. I liked to leave this harvest until last for two reasons. The first reason has to do with time in relation to my work schedule. Mid winter was a slow time of year at work, so I could take the time needed to hunt Caribou. I needed a lot of time for this because caribou were not plentiful where I lived and I had to travel about 300 miles to hunt them on Alaska's North Slope. You have to be able to haul everything you need with you. There are no stores, gas stations or even people where you are going.
    The second reason had to do with quality of the meat. In mid-winter all of the rutting season is over with. If you take Caribou during or right after the end of the rutting season it is inedible. The meat actually stinks and the taste is unbearable. This is in relation to Bulls, there is no season for cow Caribou.
    Caribou hunting on The North Slope can be enjoyable, cold and dangerous depending on weather conditions and location. It is done mostly by Snowmobile because many times great distances bust be traveled in search of a herd. Shots can be extremely long range because the country is open Tundra with little to no vegetation. The Caribou can see you coming a long way off. I addition to a Snowmobile I also pulled a sled to facilitate getting the meat back to camp. Camp??? Yes, to hunt here you have to be able and knowledgeable enough to camp out in temperatures that can reach minus 50 degrees F. 
    I'll post this picture again so you can get an idea of the conditions.

    Caribou are plentiful here and the law allows for five animals for each hunter. They are also a major source of meat for the indigenous peoples of the north. These people are of two classes, The Inuit or Eskimo people and the Athabaskin, or Indian people. These people span the entire  far northern continent, from Alaska and all across northern Canada.
    I would be remiss if I didn't include a picture of a live Caribou. Here is one of a bull caribou in his prime.

    Caribou hunting brings hunting seasons to their end. Now there is only the long winter wait until fishing seasons begin in mid to late summer. I usually finished out the year with trapping, which opens in November and ends in March.
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    weary warrior got a reaction from (Omega) in The beauty of creation   
    We took a bunch of archaeologists and their camp into the mountains here on the Peninsula. This mountain bowl is pretty high up, and affords more spectacular views of the beautiful state
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    weary warrior got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake in Hua Lien, Taiwan   
    Very glad to hear you are well, Allen. If there is anything we can do ...
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    weary warrior got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake in Hua Lien, Taiwan   
    Very glad to hear you are well, Allen. If there is anything we can do ...
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    weary warrior got a reaction from (Omega) in The beauty of creation   
    We took a bunch of archaeologists and their camp into the mountains here on the Peninsula. This mountain bowl is pretty high up, and affords more spectacular views of the beautiful state
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    weary warrior got a reaction from (Omega) in Hunting yummy things   
    Bear is one of my favorite game meats, IF it is black bear and taken during the right time of the year. And cleaned proper. I shot a grizzly once, (it was one of those sudden, surprise meetings that happen at times in the bush and I was forced to act) but it had been eating fish and turned out to be completely inedible. I wouldn't eat anyone's bear jerky, even if I knew them really well. Bear is related to pig, and can carry the same diseases, including trichinosis, and must be thoroughly cooked. That's why you never see commercial pork jerky at the store. I know some guys that do it, but I draw the line there.
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    weary warrior got a reaction from (Omega) in Hunting yummy things   
    Bear is one of my favorite game meats, IF it is black bear and taken during the right time of the year. And cleaned proper. I shot a grizzly once, (it was one of those sudden, surprise meetings that happen at times in the bush and I was forced to act) but it had been eating fish and turned out to be completely inedible. I wouldn't eat anyone's bear jerky, even if I knew them really well. Bear is related to pig, and can carry the same diseases, including trichinosis, and must be thoroughly cooked. That's why you never see commercial pork jerky at the store. I know some guys that do it, but I draw the line there.
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    weary warrior reacted to Jim_Alaska in Hunting yummy things   
    I agree completely WW. All your points are good ones. You did leave out one caveat regarding Grizzly, which is that, unlike Black bear, Grizzly does not keep well in the freezer. Grizzly meat has more and different fat content than Black bear and it tends to turn rancid even if frozen.
    You are right about bears that have been eating fish, they are nasty. But on the other hand a late season bear that has been eating Blueberries is wonderful. We had a lady at church that slow cooked barbecued bear ribs in the oven, they came out tender and tasty.
    I do agree that Black bear is very tasty, especially a well cooked rack of ribs. Bear hunting in Alaska's Interior is such a hit and miss thing that I didn't purposely do it. Most bear hunting in the Interior is done over bait, which is usually a 55 gallon drum full of used KFC oil, which turns to a lard like substance after its used. My bear hunting was most;y left to chance encounters or a bear that wandered into, or near hunting camp. Here is a picture of one that was attracted to a moose gut pile the day after I shot the moose.
                           
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    weary warrior got a reaction from WellWithMySoul in Superbowl Church Services - I'm NOT a fan   
    I don't care anything about it at the best of times, so if they were to invade my church with it, I fear I would have to ... misbehave. The kneeling during the anthem took something that was simply uninteresting to me and turned it into an anathema.
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    weary warrior got a reaction from (Omega) in The beauty of creation   
    I love to hunt, and I would be thrilled at the chance to hunt in Africa. Especially cape buffalo. But unlike a lot of hunters, I could never hunt zebra. As a horseman, it just does not appeal to me at all. It wouldn't seem right. I snapped this picture in South Africa, somewhere closer to the Botswana border.
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    weary warrior reacted to Jim_Alaska in Hunting yummy things   
    Thanks for making a separate thread for this subject Dave. What I wanted to say in the other thread regarding wild game was that in my forty years in Alaska we lived almost entirely on wild game meat. The only store bought meat we had was when we wanted something special or wanted a break from wild meat.
    Of course we were limited to specific seasons so I had to make sure we had enough to last until the next season. I am pretty sure I got a moose each season I was in Alaska. Many times we got a share of meat from helping others either pack the meat out or cut it up. I was a butcher by trade for eight years in my younger life, so a lot of the meat cutting fell on me for friends from church. Most people are entirely lost when it comes to cutting meat.
    I was also a trapper for all the time I was in Alaska. I don't talk much about it because many many people are anti trapping and see it as cruel. Not much meat is produced by trapping because most fur bearers are carnivores and their meat is not good at all. The one exception is Lynx, which has a very white and tasty meat if cared for and cooked right. Lynx is in the wild cat family and looks a lot like Bobcat, but much larger. Trapping is all about harvesting fur, rather than meat. Many people that live a homesteading lifestyle rely on trapping fur bearers for income. Here is a picture of a Lynx.

    But I digress, back to wild meat. Our meat harvesting season usually began in late August with the beginning of moose season. But Alaska is such a big place that seasons opened earlier or later, depending on where you lived. As i said, Alaska is such a large place that access to anything you want to do is always a problem. My remote access was by boat, I started out with a jet boat and graduated to an air boat, because an air boat will go just about anywhere. The following two pictures show the air boat jumping a beaver dam and going through heavy brush.
           
    So access to my hunting camp and cabin was by air boat. This was my moose hunting place, which was about two hours upriver from any road, or about twenty miles. Once at the hunting cabin the actual hunt consisted of waiting in camp for a moose to pass by. Of course they wouldn't come anywhere close to us at camp, so they passed by quite a way from us at the far end of the pond my cabin was situated on.
    Here is an old photo that is quite blurry that depicted a moose being shot. The spray of water you see is from the bullet impacting the moose hide which is still wet from him swimming in the pond.
         
    This post is getting too long so I will continue with more information later. I get quite windy in writing about this kind of stuff.
     
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    weary warrior reacted to Jim_Alaska in The beauty of creation   
    WW, I didn't reply to your last post because I didn't want to drag this thread off topic. I did want to comment more on it, but think if we do carry on we should make another thread in either the Homesteading or Kitchen forums. 
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    weary warrior reacted to Jim_Alaska in The beauty of creation   
    Ok, now back to the beauty of creation. For me there is not a lot that depicts the beauty of creation any more that the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis.  In this respect I would like to include a link to my personal website and specifically the section that deals with The Northern Lights. I post a link simply because there are just too many spectacular pictures to post on the forum. I will post one picture to pique members interest. Then  you will have to click the link to see more.

    http://www.marciesalaskaweb.x10host.com/webdesign/aurorapage.htm
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    weary warrior got a reaction from (Omega) in The beauty of creation   
    I love to hunt, and I would be thrilled at the chance to hunt in Africa. Especially cape buffalo. But unlike a lot of hunters, I could never hunt zebra. As a horseman, it just does not appeal to me at all. It wouldn't seem right. I snapped this picture in South Africa, somewhere closer to the Botswana border.
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    weary warrior got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in The beauty of creation   
    Oh, I do love a good carbou backstrap!
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    weary warrior got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in The beauty of creation   
    Oh, I do love a good carbou backstrap!
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    weary warrior reacted to Jim_Alaska in The beauty of creation   
    I also used to love to hunt ww. Emphasis on the words "used to"    I don't hunt any more. I hunted so much in Alaska that after a time the thrill of hunting goes out of it once you pull the trigger; after that it is just a lot of hard work. I now live in California and although deer  hunting here is popular, it doesn't interest me.
    Of course age may also be a factor; at 75 years old I am content to leave the hunting to the young guys. I never trophy hunted, it was always meat hunting. Here is a picture taken when I was younger. This was caribou hunting on Alaska's North Slope. Notice the absence of any trees.
     

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    weary warrior got a reaction from (Omega) in The beauty of creation   
    I love to hunt, and I would be thrilled at the chance to hunt in Africa. Especially cape buffalo. But unlike a lot of hunters, I could never hunt zebra. As a horseman, it just does not appeal to me at all. It wouldn't seem right. I snapped this picture in South Africa, somewhere closer to the Botswana border.
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