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@@Stosh, no gas or electric grill? You and the Mrs. Still cooking over open flame in the cave. ;)

 

[intended with love and respect] ;)

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LOL, No, I do not own an electric or gas grill, charcoal only!  And the Mrs. has mentioned an earth home on several occasions.

 

And as I sit here typing this on my computer, on the left arm of the chair is a the July/August 1980 Mother Earth magazine and on the right side, under the mouse, is my newest purchase from Barnes and Noble titled "COOKING WITH FIRE  From Roasting on a Spit to Baking in a Tannur, Rediscover Techniques and Recipes That Capture the Flavors of Wood-Fired Cooking." by Paula Marcoux.  

 

Tease me all you wish @, you're probably spot on anyway.

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LOL, No, I do not own an electric or gas grill, charcoal only!  And the Mrs. has mentioned an earth home on several occasions.

 

And as I sit here typing this on my computer, on the left arm of the chair is a the July/August 1980 Mother Earth magazine and on the right side, under the mouse, is my newest purchase from Barnes and Noble titled "COOKING WITH FIRE  From Roasting on a Spit to Baking in a Tannur, Rediscover Techniques and Recipes That Capture the Flavors of Wood-Fired Cooking." by Paula Marcoux.  

 

Tease me all you wish @, you're probably spot on anyway.

I was wonder how the squirrels power the processor in your computer, they must get tired. ;)

 

I agree with your points on old school skills. Our unit teaches them ad nauseum. We want the boys to know these skills second nature. Heading out Saturday for a week in the Rockies with all the old school tools. However it's the boys that have driven the adaptation of the new tools (gps) so we have to respect that. Our Instructors (boys) have incorporated those tools in to the unit training. Next week will be about mapping our route for posterity. Their are also on a pilot program at Philmont next year to do the same. Our other unit came back from Kandersteg with similar data.

 

Gotta respect the boys and their approach. Keeping it fresh for their peers.

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I have no problem with the boys having fun with the modern electronics.  It's kinda fun and does simplify life in general.  But to rely entirely on it is a dangerous slope to be sliding on.  On more than one occasion I have done the paper/pencil routine with my kids coming up through the grades and it amazes them what can be done and how accurate it is.  Even my youngest was amazed at how good the slide rule can be.  She was also blown away that I could calculate square roots using paper and pencil too.  :)  She went on to win the Mathematics Achievement Award at graduation. 

 

I have been using a GPS in my camper for many years now when I do my major trips.  But I can assure you that tucked away under the front seat is my Rand-McNaley.  My Silva is also tucked in the door pocket.  :)  I have hunted for 50+ years and still haven't worked up the courage to rely on a GPS, still the old map and compass for me in the woods.

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