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Old 03-06-2012, 12:55 AM   #41
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You could try gourmet cooking. Not exactly exciting, but you get somewhat fast results, and there are literally millions of recipes you can try, or you could create your own. It can either be easy, or so hard you feel like banging your head against the wall.

There is also BBQ competitions.

If you want to stay with guns, try competitions. There are competitions for just about every kind of shooting.

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My wife and I like to kayak and I fish from a kayak. There are kayak plans and kits you can build yourself. There are also the skin on frame used by the Inuit that you can build yourself. If you like to build things it is an interesting way to go. I built one from cedar strips and fiberglass. My son has it now. We paddle an average of 3 days a week year around. We were out this morning. The picture is of my wife in her kayak taken 1 year ago.

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I love kayaking. We try to go the Beavers Bend Ok every year, and will usually go kayaking while we're there. I love going through minor rapids, and over small waterfalls that are there. I may have to look into building a kayak. How hard/expensive are they to do?

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Lots of variables concerning use, design, kit or plan, materials. Skin on frame is cheapest and lightest. They are pretty tough. A white water boat is much different than a sea kayak and a coaster (exploring rock gardens or heavy surf) is different again. The Inuit boats were built for hunting. I have a sea kayak and sit on top fishing boats. It is usually 1/2 the cost or less of the price of a quality boat. I had about $1k in the one I built but it would have been $3k in factory fiberglass. A skin on frame can be built for a few hundred. The msrp on my wife's kayak is $3500 (it is kevlar and weighs 42#) and the paddle is another $400 or more (carbon). There is basically no real cost after you have your gear except for transportation. My sea kayak is 11 years old and the only expense has been about $20 for some strap clips, bungeee and deck lines.

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Thats a little pricier then I thought it would be. I guess since you don't have to pay for gas, its not that bad. I may go find a tree, cut it down, and have it cut into boards (Theres a guy close to hear that would do it pretty cheap) and let it dry. That would drastically cut down on the price. Theres plenty of pine, cedar, and oak (post oak, red oak, and white oak) around here. I have been wanting to build a kayak, or a boat for a while now. I just never got around to getting the wood.

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How about taking up beekeeping? I do that and it can keep you pretty busy.

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Lots of good suggestions everyone! Just haven't found that one thing that instantly speaks to me. I better hurry and find an idea soon or I'm going to succumb to the iPad 3 fever that is spreading around me.

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my other hobbies are reloading, xbox360, old movies, fishing, and taking my two babies to car shows



there is also welding and woodworking, kinda roles into guns and cars at times.

im not terribly good at fishing welding or woodworking but dabbling in it is fun.

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my other hobbies are reloading, xbox360, old movies, fishing, and taking my two babies to car shows

there is also welding and woodworking, kinda roles into guns and cars at times.

im not terribly good at fishing welding or woodworking but dabbling in it is fun.
Nice rides.

What do you play on xbox?
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