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    How do fog nozzles work in the southern hemisphere?

    I have always learned that it's right for fight, and left for life. Is it backwards down there????

    Also will I have to buy new blue lights for my POV, the lights I have right now are rotating clockwise....
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    Talking Hmmm..........

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusKspn View Post
    Also will I have to buy new blue lights for my POV, the lights I have right now are rotating clockwise....

    Depends.......... Which way will your car spin when it goes out of control on a wet Road??...... And, you can dodge the whole Rotating thing if you get the All New, All LED, All The Time, 6,000,000,000,000 Candle power Light Bar From Alex Yates Whacker Light Supply Inc. Comes complete with Mounting Kit. Specify Dodge Neon, Toyota Corolla, or Schwinn Bicycle Mounts. Available in Red, Blue, Green, White, Or Yeller............
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMtnsFF View Post
    Has to be a vollie......
    (thumping head against keyboard at sheer stupidity of Q)

    Go purchase Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills....read and then re-read, then use to slap both parents! - this great book does explain the different ways of rope construction and which type should be used for certain application!!

    BTW If you need to know knots for your position, learn from those at your station.....5 knots to know (Minimum) Figure of 8 (single, rethread and on the bight), Bowline, Tape knot (for slings), Alpine butterfly, Clove Hitch.

    (I am currently a FF and have a background of 8 years working as a full time adventure guide and outdoor educator---Brigade cordage is never as complicated as it seems and should be taught by professionals....don't be tempted to freelance. If you are interested in cordage, please go do a course)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    Just for the record, no one has any idea what you are talking about. I would at least make sure I could be understood before I took cheap shots at volunteers.
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    he's actually easy to understand. A firey is a FF in Aus, Brigade is a fire dept, cordage is rope. Just for your info, vollies are a very big part of the Australian Fire System, no where near the derogatory infighting that goes on in the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PROTOTYP31 View Post
    Hey guys,
    Im a fire fighter in Australia(southern hemisphere) i was watching an american firefighter tying knots on youtube and my parents said that because hes in the northen hemisphere that if i try tying them in australia that they wont hold correctly.

    can some one please help me with this problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULL321 View Post
    Sure, your mom and dad just plain out and out lie to you. Just like when they lie and told you to wait until you get married to have sex.

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    shhhewww... thank you this thing was making my head hurt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRUCK61 View Post
    This is the site you need. It lays everything out for you real easy. Ignore all the morons with the mildly funny Vol jokes, and what not. Just practice tying your knots. then when you get them slap your rents upside the head for being clueless to how rope works.
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    Wink Sailors

    Yachtsmen are constantly tying knots for different applications. Visit their websites for marlinspike knot tying. Get yourself a 'fid kit' for slicing. To them they call it 'line' and rope is made out of wire. The best can handsplice line into rope. The above posters did get some of the directions wrong though. For northern knots your gonna have to hang your head upside down to tie them correctly when in your hemisphere. That is why you see 12 Meter teams like NZ Kiwi Majic hanging over their booms upside down when tying their running rigging here in the northern latitudes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jam24u View Post
    Yachtsmen are constantly tying knots for different applications. That is why you see 12 Meter teams like NZ Kiwi Majic hanging over their booms upside down when tying their running rigging here in the northern latitudes.

    So, You saw this during a 12 meter Race on the North Platte, Right??........
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    Ropes are for wusses.

    Just use duct tape. No stinking knots to worry about.
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    Question Uhhh..............

    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    Ropes are for wusses.

    Just use duct tape. No stinking knots to worry about.


    I would assume that you've never rappelled with Duct Tape........
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    I would assume that you've never rappelled with Duct Tape........
    You cannot be suggesting that one couldn't rappel with duct tape, are you?
    I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

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    Hmmm almost sounds like
    "You don't need a parachute to skydive, you only need one if you want to do it at least twice"

    That being said, all praise the mightyness of Duct tape!!

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