Mays Challenge

Discussion in 'Survival and Wilderness Skills' started by Strigidae, May 1, 2018.

  1. Bushman5

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    Man Oh Man that flag would look AWESOME on the 12' buggy whip on my trekking cart............ ;)
     
  2. Stone

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    Pics? :confused:
     
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    ^ carts not built yet........thats happening this fall.

    buggy whip can be seen here on my diesel jeep:

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    Key words & punctuation

    diesel jeep:
     
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    May 31.
     
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  6. SEMO

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    @Stone @Hammer @Caleb O
    What is this plant?
    Picked it up while out west try for hand drill.

    No leaves, up to 4’ tall, top foot was seed pods as shown.

    Thanks.

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  7. Stone

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    No time right now -- getting ready for an afternoon canoe adventure on a local pond with a friend (!!!!). Those dried seed pods ring a familiar bell for me, but I can't put my finger on it. -- but my first guess would be ocotillo. But it does have leaves, at least some times of the year.

    But some still living out there will know it, I'm sure.
     
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    Here's an image from that wiki page illustrating the densely packed flowers at the top during blooming. The leaves appear very reduced there -- but it is a cactus.

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  9. Strigidae

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    Winners will be chosen today. Results are being tallied. May is closed.
     
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    Feel free to add or discuss. It just wont count for the contest is all.
     
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    @Stone it was not in bunches as the plant above. Single stalks standing alone.
     
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    Ah, then, no, not ocotillo.

    I can almost see that plant in my mind's eye, but the name is still escaping me ...

    Off to paddle!
     
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    @Klynesquatch PM me your address. You sir have won the May challenge!
     
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    Congrats!!
     
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    Congrats
     
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    Thanks guys! It really could have been anybody in this thread! We are certainly a forum full of adventurers
     
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    Congrats you had some great pics!
     
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    I'll add my congrats here, too. :) Well deserved, sir!

    But in a way, we all won here, I think, just from the experience. I know I did.

    It's just that you got some extra stuff. :D
     
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    I'm stumped on that one, SEMO. Do you remember where (what state, approx. elevation, etc) you found it?
     
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    That's a relevant question. I thought of it earlier. There are four distinct desert types in the US -- Chihuahuan (esp southern NM into Mexico), Sonoran (AZ mostly and into the state of Sonora), Mojave (extreme W AZ, little bit of CA and NV) and Great Basin (most of UT, NV, eastern OR and WA, parts of ID). There is some overlap in vegetation -- especially where two intersect -- but not much. Knowing what part of what state it came from will help with ID.
     
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