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« on: April 25, 2014, 09:26:12 AM »
Dave:  I don't like hearing that, either!   You two take care, please!

I was hoping there would be a veritable British Empire "contingent" numbering as many as four at this Muster, with you and I as the "old campaigners", plus Ned and his new Australian mounted infantry impressions, and Garry James as a British officer .....



I have a co-worker from Nepal who has expressed an interest in learning to shoot.  Are you thinking what I'm thinking?


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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2014, 12:01:21 PM »
From Nepal?  It would be cool to have a Gurkha...Hard-core badass mofo's...
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2014, 02:49:51 PM »
That's sort of what I was thinking!
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2014, 02:31:29 PM »
Yes, indeed!


Gordon Highlanders and Gurkhas assaulting the Dargai Heights, Afghanistan, 1897


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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2014, 04:53:29 PM »
Gee, all them fellers sure look angry at that bagpipe guy . . .
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2014, 06:06:38 PM »
Important safety tip for musicians;  STAY BEHIND THE RIFLEMEN!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2014, 06:24:09 PM »
I pity the man who doesn't hear the PIPES!
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2014, 07:58:47 PM »
We once needed a musical accompaniment, and wanted a pipe band, but no one new how to play.

As a "field expedient" we put an accordion in the dryer...

Lacking an accordion, several cats will do.
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2014, 09:06:05 PM »
Maybe we can convince Steff to come out and play for us.  He not only plays the pipes, he BUILT the pipes he plays!  I really need to see if I can convince him to come out at some point!
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2014, 09:37:16 PM »
Gee, all them fellers sure look angry at that bagpipe guy . . .

Not angry with the piper, of course .... but supremely pissed at the Afghanis who shot him!  That painting is an overly romanticized rendering of the incident during the battle in which Piper Findlater, severely wounded in both ankles, continued to play where he fell, spurring the Gordons (and Gurkhas) on to a successful attack, after two precious assaults by other line regiments had failed. He played until he lost consciousness .... and was awarded the Victoria Cross - http://www.craigcross.co.uk/History/Findlater/Index.html

This painting more accurately depicts the scene, as Findlater was shot down well back on a stretch of open ground which the attackers had to cross to reach the slope -  

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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2014, 09:35:13 AM »
We need some of those knives, maybe a Gurkha attack on a position consisting of Eastern Red Cedar (Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae) with Gurkha knives only of course.   ;D
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2014, 10:55:51 AM »
We need some of those knives, maybe a Gurkha attack on a position consisting of Eastern Red Cedar (Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae) with Gurkha knives only of course.   ;D

Well, "Have Khukuris, Will Travel" ....



By the way, that is the proper Nepali word - "khukuri" (खुकुरी .... khukri, kukri)
..... "knife" doesn't quite capture the concept, somehow .... ;)

But if Jerry has some stands of cedar he wants cut back, and wants to write your suggestion into the course of fire, khukuris would sure work!
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2014, 11:20:09 AM »
From what I've read, you did not want to tangle with a Gurkha wielding his khukri when his blood is up! :o

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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2014, 01:53:15 PM »
Them knives look Sharp!
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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2014, 03:46:25 PM »
Well, there are a few less cedars than there were a week ago. We had a prescribed burn Monday. It got all of the cut tree piles, and some of the standing trees. We'll have to wait to see how many of them actually die, but usually the ones that are mostly or all orange are dead.



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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2014, 05:09:38 PM »
We need some of those knives, maybe a Gurkha attack on a position consisting of Eastern Red Cedar (Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae) with Gurkha knives only of course.   ;D
I attack them on a regular basis, but I prefer a more Scandinavian tool instead of Nepalese. My preferred red cedar tool is an 18" Husqvarna.....

Also works on thorny Locust trees(gleditsia triacanthos), but THOSE can fight back!

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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2014, 09:20:40 PM »
Pony, that's one thing I DON'T miss about that part of the world!
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« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2014, 10:38:41 PM »
I have a pair of Khukuris that I ordered from Nepal/  They are nice and hefty and very, very sharp.
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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2014, 02:02:24 PM »
Those Gurka blades well work for cedars?

I prefer a M&M Engineering cutter on my Mustang 2076 skidsteer.
It works great for 2" to 12" trunks.  Smaller or bigger takes more work.

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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2014, 06:29:42 AM »
This thread kind of took on a life of it's own so I gave it one.

Those Gurka blades well work for cedars?

I prefer a M&M Engineering cutter on my Mustang 2076 skidsteer.
It works great for 2" to 12" trunks.  Smaller or bigger takes more work.
MG is M&M Marshall? Marshall lived in Sargent when he invented his tree cutter.
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