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This is a discussion on Random Thoughts within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by QKShooter I'll bet not too many people here know what useful function this item serves. Guess. I'm not telling. Attachment 65326 it's ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    I'll bet not too many people here know what useful function this item serves.
    Guess. I'm not telling.
    Attachment 65326
    it's an arrow slinger, or a slingshot (the old fashioned variety ala David and Goliath).
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    I'll bet not too many people here know what useful function this item serves.
    Guess. I'm not telling.
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    A piece of para cord, a quarter, some beads on top of a wool blanket. It's purpose is to confuse forum members
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    I'll bet not too many people here know what useful function this item serves.
    Guess. I'm not telling.
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    I guess if I had one it would be used to keep track of how far I was on my walkabout.
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    I agree with dv8r, its a pace counter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    it's an arrow slinger, or a slingshot (the old fashioned variety ala David and Goliath).
    Something similar to an atlatl? (a-tuhl-a-tuhl) Very effective and very old weapon system. Pretty neat.

    Taken from: The Origins of Edged Weapons
    The Atlatl - Stone Age Machine Gun

    Archaeologists believe that during the Paleolithic Age, points or darts were attached to short wooden shafts and then mounted into sockets on heavier spear shafts. This created a form of reloadable, hand-held spear, or at/at! (taken from the Aztec language, Nahuatl).

    The back end of the spear was fitted into the atlatl. The thrower would hold the atlatl and its flint dart in place, with the elbow bent and the hand resting beside the ear. A forward motion with the shoulder straightened the elbow and the wrist flicked the atlatl forward, creating the necessary momentum to propel the dart at great speed — an action which has been compared to that of a fly fisherman casting his line. Atlatl weights, commonly called “banner stones”, are wide and flat shaped, with a large hole drilled into the centre. This may have been a clever improvement to the design as it made the atlatl quieter when swung, so it was less likely to alert prey or other hunters. However, another theory suggests that the banner stone was carried primarily by hunters as a spindle weight to produce string from natural fibers gathered while hunting.

    Atlatls are thought to have originated in North Africa over 25,000 years ago. These weapons have been recreated in modern times and shown to have the potential to kill animals at 40m (l3lft). Despite their obvious capability to kill humans, they are more likely to have been used for hunting and bringing down big game. Great skill would have been required to wield such a weapon although its accuracy tends to decrease when used over larger distances.
    Weapon Masters- The Atlatl - YouTube The wrist strap kind of reminded me of it.
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    We always called it a ranger pace counter
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    Quote Originally Posted by mprp View Post
    Something similar to an atlatl? (a-tuhl-a-tuhl) Very effective and very old weapon system. Pretty neat.

    Taken from: The Origins of Edged Weapons


    Weapon Masters- The Atlatl - YouTube The wrist strap kind of reminded me of it.
    That's the one I was thinking of... yep. sometimes the details (like the name) escape my memory... but not the thing itself... Thanks.
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    My daughters would find a way to tie their hair up with it.
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    Wow. That was pretty doggone fast! Yes. It is a pace counter.
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    Qk,u surprised? DC members rock. :)
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    Okay, it's a pace counter... What's the felt and quarter for?
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    Well, we know that the Quarter won't get you a cup of coffee anymore & the felt...I have absolutely no idea.
    I was gathering PICS to illustrate various uses for ParaCord for my local youth self-reliance/survival woodcraft group and that was just a web found photo.
    =oakchas;2488333]Okay, it's a pace counter... What's the felt and quarter for?
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    How bout a hot bowl of Pho on a cold night?
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