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mauser
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Orange Beach
Member since Nov 2008
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re: Explorers of the past were tough SOBs
Lewis and Clark, mosquito swarms East of Rockies, no game in mountains, flea infestations on west coast and hunger leads them to buying dogs from the injuns for food


GoAwayImBaitn
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On an island in the marsh
Member since Jul 2018
702 posts

re: Explorers of the past were tough SOBs
Back then, men of steel built wooden ships


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75503Tiger
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Member since Sep 2015
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re: Explorers of the past were tough SOBs
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by High C
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Dude, they dumped our ancestors into the swamp so they could steal the land. Now their ancestors celebrate the culture that grew out of it.


Who are “our ancestors” and who are “they”? He’s made several posts in this thread. You sound kinda victim-y.


Educate yourself, dumbass, this is copied from Wikipedia

While Lower Louisiana had been settled by French colonists since the late 17th century, the Cajuns trace their roots to the influx of Acadian settlers after the Great Expulsion from their homeland during the French and British hostilities prior to the Seven Years' War (1756 to 1763). The Acadia region to which modern Cajuns trace their origin consisted largely of what are now Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island plus parts of eastern Quebec and northern Maine. Since their establishment in Louisiana, the Cajuns have become famous for their unique French dialect, Louisiana French (also called "Cajun French", although the dialect predates the Acadians' arrival in Louisiana), and have developed a vibrant culture


keks tadpole
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D'Olive Creek
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re: Explorers of the past were tough SOBs
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I often think “how cool would it have to been an explorer/adventurer in the past wandering through a little known land.”

Then I realize what a pussy I am in comparison and how I wouldn’t make it like a week.



Same. Unfortunately, we won't be around to get the chance to settle our share of the galaxy, and it when that time comes, it wont be fat, lazy Americans risking everything for a better life.


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SEClint
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New Orleans, LA/Portland, OR
Member since Nov 2006
35260 posts

re: Explorers of the past were tough SOBs
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I often think “how cool would it have to been an explorer/adventurer in the past wandering through a little known land.”

Then I realize what a pussy I am in comparison and how I wouldn’t make it like a week.


Why would you only make it a week? Take what you need to survive in life or death situations. Fight. You may would surprise yourself


High C
Houston Astros Fan
viewing the fall....
Member since Nov 2012
33835 posts

re: Explorers of the past were tough SOBs
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Educate yourself, dumbass, this is copied from Wikipedia


You can’t, or still haven’t, answered a simple question, but I’m the dumbass?


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RogerTheShrubber
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Member since Jan 2009
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re: Explorers of the past were tough SOBs
Jim Bridger was a total badass.


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athenslife101
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DevilDagNS
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re: Explorers of the past were tough SOBs



I agree 100%.


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athenslife101
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Member since Feb 2013
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re: Explorers of the past were tough SOBs
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Why would you only make it a week?


I mean, I would fight lol. Then probably get eaten by a hippo.


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ScoobyDont
Member since Sep 2016
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re: Explorers of the past were tough SOBs
I don't think you understand the definition of the word penultimate.


jeffsdad
Member since Mar 2007
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re: Explorers of the past were tough SOBs
I read the english translation of The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca, a Spanish explorer. He was either the first or second european to "visit" North America. He began with around 200? men and landed in western Florida. Many of them were killed by Indians. Many were killed by the elements, starvation, and insects. They ended up somewhere on the south Texas coast, where a number of them were killed by being swept off their rafts. (boats were lost). He was captured by various tribes and made a slave. Suffered a great deal, mainly from starvation and beatings. Anyways, he and one other that he happened upon nearing the end of his journey met up and made it to the Spanish settlement in Mexico. He was a tough cookie. Hard to read book due to unfamiliar place names and translation.


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WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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poolside at Cocal (UA since 2010)
Member since Dec 2009
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re: Explorers of the past were tough SOBs
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I’ve read about


Based on the grammar and vocabulary used in the OP, I'm somewhat surprised that you can read.


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Revelator
Member since Nov 2008
42475 posts

re: Explorers of the past were tough SOBs
Yeah, our ancestors were much, much tougher than us in every respect


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TheHarahanian
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Duh
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re: Explorers of the past were tough SOBs
Sir Richard Burton
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High C
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Member since Nov 2012
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re: Explorers of the past were tough SOBs
Delete
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RedPop4
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Santiago de Compostela
Member since Jan 2005
11965 posts

re: Explorers of the past were tough SOBs
I read this, thanks to a suggestion on the Book Board here.
A Splendid Savage : The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham by Steve Kemper
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Frederick Russell Burnham’s (1861–1947) amazing story resembles a newsreel fused with a Saturday matinee thriller. One of the few people who could turn his garrulous friend Theodore Roosevelt into a listener, Burnham was once world-famous as “the American scout.” His expertise in woodcraft, learned from frontiersmen and Indians, helped inspire another friend, Robert Baden-Powell, to found the Boy Scouts. His adventures encompassed Apache wars and range feuds, booms and busts in mining camps around the globe, explorations in remote regions of Africa, and death-defying military feats that brought him renown and high honors. His skills led to his unusual appointment, as an American, to be Chief of Scouts for the British during the Boer War, where his daring exploits earned him the Distinguished Service Order from King Edward VII.
After a lifetime pursuing golden prospects from the deserts of Mexico and Africa to the tundra of the Klondike, Burnham found wealth, in his sixties, near his childhood home in southern California. Other men of his era had a few such adventures, but Burnham had them all. His friend H. Rider Haggard, author of many best-selling exotic tales, remarked, “In real life he is more interesting than any of my heroes of romance.”

Among other well-known individuals who figure in Burnham’s story are Cecil Rhodes and William Howard Taft, as well as some of the wealthiest men of the day, including John Hays Hammond, E. H. Harriman, Henry Payne Whitney, and the Guggenheim brothers.
Failure and tragedy streaked his life as well, but he was endlessly willing to set off into the unknown, where the future felt up for grabs and values worth dying for were at stake.

Steve Kemper brings a quintessential American story to vivid life in this gripping biography. (less)


Undaunted Courage : The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America's Wild Frontier by Stephen E. Ambrose is another simply fantastic book.


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SEClint
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hob
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2017
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re: Explorers of the past were tough SOBs
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Lewis and Clark, mosquito swarms East of Rockies, no game in mountains, flea infestations on west coast and hunger leads them to buying dogs from the injuns for food


and then on the return trip John Colter says "Hey can you guys drop me off here? I'll find my own way back"



High C
Houston Astros Fan
viewing the fall....
Member since Nov 2012
33835 posts

re: Explorers of the past were tough SOBs
They only lost one guy. That was from supposed appendicitis.


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