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Slingin' at work

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by remnar, Sep 22, 2021.

By remnar on Sep 22, 2021 at 12:30 AM
  1. remnar

    remnar Active Member

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    Today I had the rare opportunity to help with some cone collecting at work. Anyone else get paid to use a slingshot at work? :D

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    I'm not certified to climb so I only worked on the ground but it was a fun day with great views...

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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by remnar, Sep 22, 2021.

    1. Hamid

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      NICE!
      Good for you man :tu:
      I'm imagine after the shooting you make a small fire with those fallen branches and cook some coffee.
      That would be a great day :)
       
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    2. The preacher

      The preacher Well-Known Member

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      Looks like a great day at work for sure.

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    3. Devils son in law

      Devils son in law Veteran Member

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      Sometimes I get paid to plink or work on a new frame at work. I'll find me a cozy little corner or a quiet mechanical room and hope no one sees me ! ;)
       
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    4. SLING-N-SHOT

      SLING-N-SHOT Veteran Member

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      Now THAT is a super Starship sling right there !

      Cool and beautiful area……is that Mt. Hood in the background ?

      Darrell.


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    5. Slide-Easy

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      You better put that thing away before you hurt yourself...If 'they' knew what I did while I was getting paid over the last 30 years, I am sure it would have caused 'them' heart attacks, and ass-attacks, for that matter, too
       
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    6. remnar

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      That's Mt. Rainier in the background. We were collecting cones from trees in the White Pass Ski Area.
       
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    7. SonoftheRepublic

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      Shooting pine cones out of trees is great target practice!
       
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    8. Hamid

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      Dear Friends,
      This thread has triggered my curiosity :)
      When I go shooting, I burn the cones to makes fire and cook coffee.
      The burn very good and add a nice aroma to the coffee :tu:
      What do you use the cones for?
       
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    9. remnar

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      You are correct but that is not what we were doing with the slingshot. We used the slingshot to shoot a line over the branches which we used to pull a rope over the branches so we could climb the trees and retrieve the cone cages that were placed in the trees earlier in the season.
       
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    10. remnar

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      These whitebark pine cones will be sent off for genetic research. They will be looking for trees that have a resistance to blister rust fungus. Here's a link to a previous similar study:

      https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/56713
       
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    11. Hamid

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      Very interesting.
      Thank you for sharing.
       
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    12. Peter Recuas

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      Your work looks Fantastic! :)
       
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    13. remnar

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      This is not what I usually do but I just got asked to help out two days next week collecting more cones. :tu::D
       
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    14. Big Ron

      Big Ron Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator

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      do you work for a arborist,or the ski resort?you're right beautiful where you are
       
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    15. remnar

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      I am currently working a seasonal job with the Forest Service and I also teach part-time at the local community college.
       
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    16. remnar

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      If anyone is interested, there's a write-up on the Gifford Pinchot facebook page about our last cone collecting activities from a couple of days ago. No slingin' this time...

      https://www.facebook.com/GiffordPinchot
       
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