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Ask Aboman
#1
Ho-kay boys an' girls, straight up, no Abo-talk...

I am getting things together for a column I'll be writing entitled "Ask Aboman". Those of you who've seen my book, "Aboman's Guide..etc" have seen some examples of Ask Aboman-type questions. (Those of you who haven't seen my book, Why the heck haven't you!!??!! Hmmmm???!!!)

Har!

Ahem.

Annyhooo....

The concept is that it's somewhat like "Dear Abby", only with questions addressed to Aboman, and answered in his own unique style. (Abo-talk, that is) I am soliciting questions from Hoodlums for possible use in that column. I like to use real questions from real people.

I *prefer* questions that are archaeology/ anthropology/outdoor/ primitive skills-oriented type stuff, butt they don't have to be limited to just that. They can be humorous, butt hopefully nott crude ("Dear Aboman, Every time I have s*x with my pet iguana...")

I know, I know...

Having sex with your pet iguana might not seem crude to some of you --or to certain un-named actors who have a preference for de-clawed gerbils-- but for most of us (me included) that's a bit over the top. Nott to say you can't ask, butt don't expect an answer.

'Nuff said (Waaay 'nuff. Waugh)

Annyhooo...

As they used to say in the old guard, "Smoke 'em iff-ya gott'em," or in other words, ask away.

Post your questions here, or if you're shy, send me a P-M.

Thanks!!

Waugh!!

--aboman
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Nuke the gay whales.-- Me

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#2
Dear Aboman,



To what extend did native American tribes trade with each other, and what routes did they use for this trade. Were there major and or minor regions where trade was more common (Silk Road from Europe to China and the cities it gave rise to for example). Are any of the old trade routes still in use, or hikeable?



- Jesse
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#3
Hey, Aboman!



What's up with indian mounds? Were they really burial sites? Does the wide spread of them indicate a singular Pre-Columbian culture?



Inquiring minds want to know!
Men are, that they might have joy.
#4
Dear Abo,



How can we get forestry back on track from the strange, destructive route it is is going on now? ...; no fires permitted, or severely limited to artificial settings, fuel building up in the woods, entire communties lost to forest fires more than ever before, and more than in relatively-unmanaged wildernesses, such as Mexico has;



Do you think that aboriginal-style land use has a place in today's managed eco-systems?



we have Wildlife Corridors, after all - it stands to reason that we should have Wild Livng Corridors too.



vec
#5
good deal Aboman, i have lots of em but for starters. what is the toughest rawhide available for the north american woodsman?









#6
Here is one for you Aboman <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />



After one civilization conquers another's land, why did they often rebuild in the same exact place, over the top of the ruins of the previous buildings?
- Woodsmaster -



Guide my feet along the trail
#7
Jesse... Great Question!



Dear Aboman...



Being that it is much easier to keep a fire going than to start a new one.. what is the best way to "Carry Fire" with you in a Primitive situation when you have to move from place to place?



- Ben
Ben Tziyon



http://www.yhwhswordoffaith.com/WAS/Survival.htm

http://www.youtube.com/BushcraftOnFire



You can live for 3 Minutes without Air...

For 3 Hours without Shelter...

For 3 Days without Water...

For 3 Weeks without Food...

But you can't live at all without Faith!
#8
Dear Aboman,



Please discuss the size of peckers and their proper use as per the WM video!



OK, I couldn't help it. It was a classic scene.



KS <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />
"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." John Wayne



"I'd rather have 10 seconds in the saddle than a lifetime of watching from the stands." Chris LeDoux
#9
Aboman...



Ugh...



How early did Natives move to adjust for seasonal changes?



Thanks



John



Ugh, ugh!
"Everyone's a pacifist between wars. It's like being a vegetarian between meals."



"If you want to test wisdom, offer it up to fools and watch how they tear it up."



"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." --Abraham Lincoln
#10
I have heard that Kentucky was a common hunting ground and sometimes used as a battleground to settle differences.



What tribes would have been involved and is there any remaining evidence of such activity?





Randy



P.S.



I loved your book.
"To be thrown upon one's own resources, is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible."

--Ben Franklin



"Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than my guns." Unk.
#11
Hey Aboman, what did the NA's REALLY use for ass rags? <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mellow.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':mellow:' />
#12
Aboman...



Did early peoples fashion bra's???? When did those things come about?



Dave
Some mornings it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps!


#13
Dear Aboman:



1. How does one get their better half to do some dirt time ?



2. Having traveled to the Gem State I became enamored with the lifestyle and story of Sylvan Hart aka Buckskin Bill. In your honest opinion, is it possible to live like Bill today?
#14
Abo! I got these two covered! Ha!



[quote name='Annie' post='319647' date='Jan 13 2009, 08:09 PM']Hey Aboman, what did the NA's REALLY use for ass rags? <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mellow.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':mellow:' />[/quote]



Dogs. It's a fact. Just look at 'em, what with their little furry faces and that big shit-eating grin...



[quote name='ddennis2' post='319669' date='Jan 13 2009, 08:33 PM']Did early peoples fashion bra's???? When did those things come about?[/quote]



Coconuts! Carried here by swallows!



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Men are, that they might have joy.
#15
[quote name='thatmckenzie' post='319686' date='Jan 13 2009, 08:48 PM']Coconuts! Carried here by swallows!



<img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />[/quote]



Is that European Swallows or African Swallows?
Welcome to the internet, you're probably taking it too seriously.

What you see is the result of the perspective you choose.

"Knowledge isn't wisdom unless it's empirical." - My own damn self.

Grand Rapids Michigan


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