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    Default If you were stranded on a desert island....

    .... What nut would you like to have along?


    For me it would be Pistacios
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    Teri Garr

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryLL View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigadog View Post
    .... What nut would you like to have along?


    For me it would be Pistacios
    Are you referring to me?

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    Depends on the size of the bolt.

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    A health food nut, with several heavily-packed duffle bags of sustenance (?)

    (It is said some eat to live / others live to eat - I'm afraid I am squarely in the latter category)

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    coconuts.
    Plus a monkey to collect them.

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    Coconuts are quite difficult to open, I think? We picked some in the BVI's once and broke two knives trying to get them open (wrong tool for the job, I know).

    Not a big nut guy, myself. I do like pecans, fried in butter and salted? Those are pretty good.

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    Walnuts.

    They add a nice bit of texture to a Waldorf salad.

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    Hazel, brazil
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamick View Post
    Coconuts are quite difficult to open, I think? We picked some in the BVI's once and broke two knives trying to get them open (wrong tool for the job, I know).


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    Of course it's the coconut. You drink it it, eat it, make rope from it, roof your hut from it, drink from it, eat from it (bowls), eat with it (spoon, spork) whittle it.
    I have cutting boards made from the timber (not a long lasting wood but easy to cut ) and I've seen bure with weather boards made from it, freehand milled with a chainsaw .Oil/butter.
    Getting into one is hard the first time, then you learn. Half a dozen swipes with a panga takes the top off for a drink , if you don't have a makita. A sharpened stake in the ground husks them and, if you look at the eyes and get the 'face' level , one strike at the midpoint will split a husked nut into two bowls. Well, one bowl and one strainer.
    The Pacific runs on coconut and pandanus, and 2 stoke premix.
    Oh, and like varieties of fruit or varieties within fruit, there are different coconuts for different jobs and preferences. Some with thin shells just for drinking, sweet, tart or lemonade......some particularly good for eating or oil, some big elongated ones like rugby balls more for string/rope production.
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    Too much selenium in brazil. Limit to 1-2/day. Screaming leg cramps for me otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Of course it's the coconut. You drink it it, eat it, make rope from it, roof your hut from it, drink from it, eat from it (bowls), eat with it (spoon, spork) whittle it.
    I have cutting boards made from the timber (not a long lasting wood but easy to cut ) and I've seen bure with weather boards made from it, freehand milled with a chainsaw .Oil/butter.
    Getting into one is hard the first time, then you learn. Half a dozen swipes with a panga takes the top off for a drink , if you don't have a makita. A sharpened stake in the ground husks them and, if you look at the eyes and get the 'face' level , one strike at the midpoint will split a husked nut into two bowls. Well, one bowl and one strainer.
    The Pacific runs on coconut and pandanus, and 2 stoke premix.
    Oh, and like varieties of fruit or varieties within fruit, there are different coconuts for different jobs and preferences. Some with thin shells just for drinking, sweet, tart or lemonade......some particularly good for eating or oil, some big elongated ones like rugby balls more for string/rope production.
    No one trained us on all this when we were prying away with those steak knives.

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    A BOAT !!!!! Duh

    And to think this is supposed to be a boat forum
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Of course it's the coconut. You drink it it, eat it, make rope from it, roof your hut from it, drink from it, eat from it (bowls), eat with it (spoon, spork) whittle it.
    I have cutting boards made from the timber (not a long lasting wood but easy to cut ) and I've seen bure with weather boards made from it, freehand milled with a chainsaw .Oil/butter.
    Getting into one is hard the first time, then you learn. Half a dozen swipes with a panga takes the top off for a drink , if you don't have a makita. A sharpened stake in the ground husks them and, if you look at the eyes and get the 'face' level , one strike at the midpoint will split a husked nut into two bowls. Well, one bowl and one strainer.
    The Pacific runs on coconut and pandanus, and 2 stoke premix.
    Oh, and like varieties of fruit or varieties within fruit, there are different coconuts for different jobs and preferences. Some with thin shells just for drinking, sweet, tart or lemonade......some particularly good for eating or oil, some big elongated ones like rugby balls more for string/rope production.

    You forgot: "Bundle them in burlap a drift away to safety."

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    Have to be Lucille Ball for me. I'm partial to redheads, and we wouldn't get bored. <G>
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    I don't see the relevance of a boat on a nut thread, but this is how you tie your drua/camakau/proa together, and you use coconut fibre staggered plaited into line.
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    And.
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    A ship load of good beer and the discovery of a Tequila pipeline. Works for me.
    "para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien también" (for everything bad, mezcal, and for everything good, as well.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamick View Post
    No one trained us on all this when we were prying away with those steak knives.

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    Hah.. yes , we've all done that. And then you see the guy with the cane knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    You forgot: "Bundle them in burlap a drift away to safety."

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    But wait, there's more. After our first trip to the Pacific in 17 I developed the hook on my cane knife and drilled a couple of holes in the handle . I used this lashed on a pandanus pole to hook nuts down from 15 or 20 ft.
    Sometimes 2 poles and that and/or a fish gaff would do the same job. Pandanus is another gift to the Pacific as I mentioned earlier, used as the flat fibre in matting, and the poles are light and often long, say 2 in diameter by maybe 20 ft. Stronger and heavier than balsa but probably less than paulownia say.

    that's a little rip of coconut timber there too.
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    No climbing for this old guy.
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    Thirty years or so ago coconut wood was being sold in T&G planks for interior paneling. Quite nice.
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryLL View Post
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    I'm with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    strand (verb) - to leave in a strange or an unfavorable place especially without funds or means to depart

    Duh...
    So Teri Garr is cool but a boat is not ?
    Got it

    OK so I'll take Nat Benjamin and his shipwright tools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Always looking for an angle to game the play, eh, Joe?
    Always thinking outside the box, it's always served me well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    That is not thinking outside the box, Joe; that is refusing to play along with the premise of the question and thinking that you are somehow charming by doing so.
    Again Terri Garr is ok, but Nat Benjamin is not ?
    Can some please define the rules better so I can play properly?

    I see Kevin posted an image from one of my all time favorite movies, Papillon with Steve McQueen floating away on a make shift coconut raft ( on the 7th wave ) I guess thats OK



    Sorry this games rules seem somewhat subjective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    You forgot: "Bundle them in burlap a drift away to safety."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Rules never seemed to have been an impediment to you in the past, Joe; why worry about them now?
    Cool, so I'll go with Nat Benjamin and his tools, you can go pound coconuts

    Now that I'm off the island I'm gonna see where I can stream Papillon and eat some soup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    So Teri Garr is cool but a boat is not ?
    Got it

    OK so I'll take Nat Benjamin and his shipwright tools.
    That swooshing sound you're hearing is the central point of this thread passing over your head, repeatedly.

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    Thank-you, TerryLL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryLL View Post
    That swooshing sound you're hearing is the central point of this thread passing over your head, repeatedly.
    Nah of course I got it, should I make a home depot list, a whole foods list, a bunch of seeds that do well in that climate and I'll take a lot of other women over Teri Garr I'll build a beachside chateau, and live happily ever after

    I hate games like this, because if I was TRULY stranded on a deserted island all I would think about 24/7 is how to built a boat and get off. I wouldn't be wishing for pistachios or coconuts. After I built a shelter and secured some nourishment, Teri Garr would BBQ quite nicely ALL I would be doing is making a boat anyway I could.

    It always annoyed me on Gillian’s island they had a boat with a hole in the hull and yet the professor was only able to make radios, cars, and a million stupid things but no one fixed the boat. This thread seems to be in thee same vein as that sitcom.

    Every movie from Papillon to Tom Hanks in Castaway has the guy making some sort of boat to get off the island. That would be me, sorry I wouldn't be content just eating and surviving, every fiber of my being would be hellbent on building something that floats, steers and propels.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    If you hate games like this, why do you play?
    Because I have the correct answer - Build a boat.
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    Nut, nut , nut. That's what the thread is about. Nut. Nutty, nut.

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