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    Nor'Easter aftershave

    I was a lucky winner of the @Captain Pre-Capsize Nor'Easter aftershave. It arrived last Saturday, but I wanted to have special Veterans Day treat, so I waited until this morning. I haven't used aftershaves in years, but this one has made me determined to begin using them on a regular basis. The...
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    Tomorrow is 9/11. I spent three weeks in NYC. I was fortunate to avoid the most difficult portion of 9/11. I ask that we pray for those who served there. I can still vividly recall the individuals outside of the Army National Guard armory asking about their loved ones. I can still see the towers...
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    Straight razors and shave soap

    I have honed my straight so that it is about as sharp as my shavette, perhaps even sharper. That solved a lot of issues. Now I need to solve an issue with the shave soap. No matter how I prepare the lather, the razor doesn't glide as it does with a DE razor. I have gone from very wet lather to...
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    Maggard's Artisan Barbershop shave soap

    I looked around and didn't see many reviews on Maggard's Artisan shave soaps. I was gifted a jar of Maggard's Barbershop shave soap, among some other soaps. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the Maggard's performed. In fact, it was fantastic. It was slick, foamy, and had a great scent. I...
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    A shaving gift for a son's friend

    My son has a best friend. SHE is a great young lady, who my wife and I really appreciate. She loves God, is smart, and respectful. She told my son that she was getting irritated with her current razor, a disposable, as it was giving her nicks at her ankle. My son, who has my first razor (Merkur...
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    Wanted to buy - Gillette Super Adjustable

    Before I just on a razor on the auction site, I thought I would see if anyone here is interested in selling a Gillette Super Adjustable with a long handle in good or better condition. I have seen several, but not at a price point I am willing to pay, especially since it is to pass onto one of my...
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    Milling your own flour

    My wife and I have been on a Keto eating plan, which uses alternative flours, such as almond, sunflower, flaxseed, chia and coconut flours (we have currently only used almond and coconut flour). I am considering getting a milling machine for flour, as the milled ones can get a bit expensive...
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    Double blessed

    I am overwhelmed by the generosity of a member here. He can comment if he is OK with his name here, otherwise I won't say. However, I just received two incredible bushes in the mail tonight. I waited until after choir practice (a special and awesome event ar my church) before opening the...
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    Home Coffee roasters

    I am in the market for a home coffee roaster, looking to purchase in September. I am wondering if there is a time during the year that they tend to go on sale. I am looking at the Behmor 1600 plus in particular. Thanks. Sent from my DROID Turbo using Tapatalk
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    First attempt at coffee roasting

    After seeing @Mick post about roasting coffee at home, I decided to give it a try. I ordered a three pound bad of Nicaraguan green coffee beans and started to read up on coffee roasting on the cheap. I decided the best way to begin was to use the gas grill so I wouldn't get in trouble with my...
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    Range time

    I finally got a chance to get to the range today, after months without range time. I am a strong believer that part of my responsibility of owning handguns is ensuring I remain proficient with them. Getting back to the range made me wonder how much time do others put into ensuring they keep up...
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    An affordable adjustable

    So my brother just agreed to try a safety razor again. He said the last one didn't agree with his face. Any recommendations on an adjustable, including anything in the BST? Thanks in advance. Sent via Tapatalk
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    Introduction, new to straights, not to B&B

    I have been on B&B for more than a year, but just ordered my first straight from a member here, MeanPR. The razor is a Robesen Shur 5/8 straight. I know absolutely nothing about straights, but a couple of members have reached out to me to help me get started. I didn't realize I needed a strop...
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    Spaghetti squash pad Thai

    I was looking for a new way to fix spaghetti squash when I came across a recipe for using it in pad Thai, as a substitute for rice noodles. Surprisingly, it worked out great. The flavor is very similar, but it drastically cuts the carbs. If anyone else is looking for a way to cook. Spaghetti...
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    Wadi's Men's Care Premium Anti-aging Shave Cream

    I recently received a very generous offer to try out Wadi's shave cream. It arrived today and since I hadn't shaved yet, I figured I would try it out. The cream is a bit thinner than I expected, but it is a brushless cream. It feels nice going on, is plenty slick, and I was able to shave without...
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    Looking at getting my nephew a kit

    I would like your opinion about a relatively inexpensive DE kit. I am a huge fan of Stirling, so I was looking at Stirling razors for an initial kit for my nephew. I am hesitant, however, about reviews that stated the razor is more aggressive. The soaps are absolutely amazing. Any opinions on...
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    Gold dollar mod competition

    Here's an interesting opportunity. Gold Dollar Mod Competition 2017. for both the Novice and Unlimited Class can be found here.: Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
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    It's Bingo in the soap section

    Check out the latest B&B bingo game here: Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
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    First shave with a Super Speed

    I had mentioned in response to a post in a thread a while back that I didn't have a Gillette SS, but would try one eventually. A generous member messaged me and asked if I would like one. I received it today and it is in great shape. I loaded it with a Nacet blade after a ten minute soak in...
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    I haven't used my Captain's Choice in a few weeks. However, this morning I put a bit of Captain's Bay Rum in my mug and was impressed to have an awesome lather for three passes. The post shave feel was also fantastic. I love triple milled soaps, but Captain's is more of a croap, and the best...