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  1. Ben Ruset

    Guest Opinion: Devise a user-friendly vision for the Pinelands (Albert Horner)

    If Jason is out there lurking, maybe he can give us an update?
  2. Ben Ruset

    Old Hidden Gun Club

    The snare I found way back when had been baited, which was illegal. It almost killed my dog at the time. I've seen several ruins with pipes in the ground like that - I think they're for underground fuel storage. Most likely heating oil.
  3. Ben Ruset

    Bigfoot in the Pines!

    This is the best bigfoot post we've ever had.
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    Bigfoot does exist!

    Two things amongst the multitude of things I hate: 1. Bigfoot 2. Bigfoot threads that turn political Help keep your Pine Barrens forum clean. -The Management
  5. Ben Ruset

    A Fine Time For Fine Wine

    That's just clip art I found. This is my cat, Kodak. He's a British Shorthair.
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    A Fine Time For Fine Wine

    The final result!
  7. Ben Ruset

    Climate change in Pine Barrens

    Can we not be dicks in here? I know it's the internet of 2019 and all, but we've had a pretty good track record of not going off the rails. Otherwise this goes to the slag heap, Santa kicks a kitten, and everyone gets coal in their stockings.
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    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving!
  9. Ben Ruset

    Interactive Map of Earth from 750 million years ago to now... Interesting to see New Jersey through the ages. It looks like the Appalachians once covered the entire state.
  10. Ben Ruset

    Spooky PA Furnace Story

    Via the Historical Society of Pennsylvania:
  11. Ben Ruset

    Animated GIFs in your posts!

    Have you ever wanted to add an animated GIF to your post like you can on Facebook, but in a slightly less intuitive and clumsier manner? Well my friend, you're in luck. Introducing GIPHY support on NJPB. It's pretty easy to do: Type what you're looking for. Didn't find any you liked? Click on...
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    Yes it is. I can hardly believe how much heavier I was back then, and how much hair I still had. :/
  13. Ben Ruset

    A Fine Time For Fine Wine

    I'm just going to do a batch of Sauvignon Blanc so I'll need to do their California juice. Depending on how this goes I might get Pinot Grigio next year.
  14. Ben Ruset

    A Fine Time For Fine Wine

    Update: I've ordered all of the stuff I need to do it and now it just needs to show up and I just need to get the grape juice! I think I may also try my hand at cider, too.
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    FWIW I became social media friends with one of the two women behind the Ventures to Anomaly site. At the time I was annoyed that they were climbing and posing for photos on the Harrisville ruins. But as I saw more of what they posted over the next few years it was clear that they did have a...
  16. Ben Ruset

    Deep Hollow Campground

    Good eye. That was the ruins of the Roman Temple of Mithras up by Hadrian's Wall that I took when I was there last October. I had exported that picture earlier and it got lumped in with the ones I uploaded to this post. It's amazing to see how much better 1800 year old ruins In England do than...
  17. Ben Ruset

    A Fine Time For Fine Wine

    I should really start trying to make wine now that I am a homeowner again and have plenty of space.
  18. Ben Ruset

    Long Island Piney

    "Look at these shapes!!" I wonder if he stopped for some free napkins and condiments at Wendys while he was down.