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Hello from the United States
Jun 24th, 2020 at 11:30am
 
Good morning,

(It's morning where I am.)

I'm not technically new to the forum, as I had set up an account about five years ago, but never posted much with it, and can no longer seem to access it, so I decided to set up a new account.

I started with my interest in slinging five years ago, primarily building and using para-cord slings (from tutorials on this website). My use of slings in the past few years has been rather inconsistent, but I'm now getting back into it once again. Now I'm making my slings with braided nylon line and leather pouches. I'm still working out my ideal sling build and throwing technique, but at the moment I think the Byzantine style of throw is my favorite.

I'm also interested in the historical use of the sling. I've read enough over the years to have a general idea of the eras and applications of when the sling was extensively used, but I am always interest in learning more. Currently I'm reading some of Xenophon's writing and other sources related to the Achaemenid Empire.

I decided on the screen name because I enjoy observing birds, and lately there have been a lot of cedar waxwings passing through my yard. Just another of my many interests.
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Reply #1 - Jun 24th, 2020 at 12:13pm
 
Welcome (back I guess Cheesy) from Finland!
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Reply #2 - Jun 24th, 2020 at 1:23pm
 
Welcome! Again! I've been on this forum for a long time too. I go through posting sprees (that don't last long) Currently, I am in a flurry of posting (certainly COVID restrictions induced), so I know all about lurking without saying much.
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Reply #3 - Jun 24th, 2020 at 2:26pm
 
I'm sure the COVID situation is a contributing factor to my attention turning back to slinging. That and my interests tend to be cyclical. Old interests come back around as new interests again. The COVID era marks the second time I've seriously taking up slinging, as well as whittling and yoga (it's good for the back, especially when your profession requires you to drive a desk for 40 hours/ week).
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Reply #4 - Jun 24th, 2020 at 6:50pm
 
Welcome from Pennsylvania!

What type of braid do you normally use?
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Reply #5 - Jun 24th, 2020 at 7:01pm
 
Welcome to the forum
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Reply #6 - Jun 24th, 2020 at 7:12pm
 
Welcome! It seems like these days are a great day to be a bird watcher what with the digital binoculars that take pics and video. If I had more time that is one hobby I would like to get into. Do you hae a favorite bird? A most rare bird youve seen?
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Reply #7 - Jun 24th, 2020 at 11:26pm
 
Howdy from South Texas!
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Reply #8 - Jun 25th, 2020 at 10:35am
 
Quote:
I'm not technically new to the forum, as I had set up an account about five years ago, but never posted much with it, and can no longer seem to access it, so I decided to set up a new account.

should have told me - I'd have reset your original account.

You've changed your email address or it would have flagged it up when I went to set this one up.

Anyway welcome back Thumbs Up
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Reply #9 - Jun 25th, 2020 at 10:52am
 
joe_meadmaker wrote on Jun 24th, 2020 at 6:50pm:
What type of braid do you normally use?


I'm just doing a simple 3-strand flat braid (but with 6 strands, doubled up into 3) with #18 nylon line. It's all I know how to do at the moment. I intend to learn more techniques.

Morphy wrote on Jun 24th, 2020 at 7:12pm:
Do you hae a favorite bird? A most rare bird youve seen?


At the moment, I rather enjoy watching cedar waxwings as my favorite (hence the screen name). But my favorite bird is always fluid...it tends to vary between other birds I find in the yard, depending upon the season. I can't recall if I've seen any bird that's truly rare. To me, I think the most noteworthy birds I've observed are those that aren't necessarily rare, but that are more often heard than seen, such as the belted kingfisher or the barred owl. I've also observed a number of pileated woodpeckers in my neighborhood in the last year, which is a sudden change from past years (you might hear them, but a siting was rare). Lately, I've been trying to sneak a peak at an American Bittern I often hear in a certain wetlands I walk around often. If I can actually spot it, I think that will be the holy grail of my bird observations. They are elusive.

Curious Aardvark wrote on Jun 25th, 2020 at 10:35am:
should have told me - I'd have reset your original account.

You've changed your email address or it would have flagged it up when I went to set this one up.


Yes, I am using a different e-mail as my primary. No worries, a new screen name is fine with me. I didn't do anything horrible and get banned under the old screen name.  Grin
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Reply #10 - Jun 26th, 2020 at 1:30am
 
Howdy from North texas.
I also choose my name for my love of birds ,though greenjays don't actually live in my area I've always liked them 🐦.
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Reply #11 - Jun 26th, 2020 at 9:57am
 
Greenjay wrote on Jun 26th, 2020 at 1:30am:
also choose my name for my love of birds ,though greenjays don't actually live in my area I've always liked them


I must admit, I had to look the greenjay up, as it is not in my area either. Very interesting bird.

I failed to mention before, I am in Central Minnesota, United States. Where the prairie and woods meet, with many, many lakes. It's a great place for observing nature.
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Reply #12 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 9:32am
 
I've never been to Minnesota, but I'd like to visit some day it sounds like a beautiful place.

P.s. Do you keep a life list?
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Reply #13 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 12:53pm
 
Greenjay wrote on Jun 27th, 2020 at 9:32am:
P.s. Do you keep a life list?


Nope. I know that tends to be the mark of a true birder, but I just never got around to it.
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Reply #14 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 1:46pm
 
Welcome from northern maine. My family is from moorehead MN, right across from Fargo.  I spent a week out there a decade ago.  Beautiful area
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