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Jester
2013-09-21, 14:07
Hello all! I have a Blog I rarely write for. I'm going to try to be more dedicated on that front, but I did just post a new entry entitled, "Things Hikers Sometimes Do, Chapter One: Seam Sealing A Tent."

You can read it here:
O'Mails Blog (http://omails.blogspot.com/)

Hope you enjoy!

Hog On Ice
2013-09-21, 14:53
Jester a blogger - who would have thunk it?

Jester
2013-09-21, 15:09
Jester a blogger - who would have thunk it?

Well, I'm always about 10 years behind current technology, so it kind of makes sense.

Big Mac
2013-09-21, 22:38
You opening an Internet cafe soon?

Skidsteer
2013-09-21, 22:43
It was well written Jester.

Made me laugh.

Lugnut
2013-09-21, 23:14
That's because Jester is a well written kind of guy. :albertein

Jester
2013-09-21, 23:54
You opening an Internet cafe soon?

I was thinking of getting really retro and opening a vacuum cleaner repair shop. With an internet cafe in it.

Skidsteer
2013-09-22, 00:05
I was thinking of getting really retro and opening a vacuum cleaner repair shop. With an internet cafe in it.

Call it "Suck and Surf"

Jester
2013-09-22, 00:43
Call it "Suck and Surf"

Hahahahaha! Yes!

SGT Rock
2013-09-22, 00:59
Just reading this (I haven't finished it yet) and one thing struck me:

Water based seam sealer

Now maybe I'm not that smart (good chance of that). But if the seam seal is water based, that means to stay liquid, it is some how able to be dissolved by water. Am I right, or am I missing something? Anyhow, if I am right, then water based seam seal would be about as useful as seam sealing with donut glaze. Just not as tasty.

Jester
2013-09-22, 01:02
Just reading this (I haven't finished it yet) and one thing struck me:

Water based seam sealer

Now maybe I'm not that smart (good chance of that). But if the seam seal is water based, that means to stay liquid, it is some how able to be dissolved by water. Am I right, or am I missing something? Anyhow, if I am right, then water based seam seal would be about as useful as seam sealing with donut glaze. Just not as tasty.

I brought that up in the original draft, 'cause it seems kind of nonsensical to me as well, but the whole thing with the seam sealer was bogging down so I cut it out and moved on.

Skidsteer
2013-09-22, 01:14
I've tried water based boot sealer and it worked about as well as the seam sealer did.

About the only thing to recommend it was the lack of fumes. Which is a poor trade when your feet are soaked and you're sleeping in a puddle.

D'Artagnan
2013-09-22, 01:28
I thought the fumes were the whole point.

Jester
2013-09-22, 01:37
I thought the fumes were the whole point.

Right?

Lugnut
2013-09-22, 09:44
Water based paint doesn't 'melt' in the rain after it dries.

Superman
2013-09-22, 09:50
Water based paint doesn't 'melt' in the rain after it dries.

It was a sad day when they took lead paint off the market. That stuff lasted and lasted. It's hard to get 50 year old lead paint off wood. That new fangled oil and water based paint doesn't adhere or last for diddly.

SGT Rock
2013-09-22, 11:29
I know I have taken a sponge to clean some walls in the past, and the sponge gets paint on it. I assumed it was water based paint.

Jester
2013-09-22, 12:36
I just sort of presumed that while you're applying it it's easier to clean up, but that once it sets it's good to go through some sort of magic of chemistry. It just sounds weird.