The African way?

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In addition to hunting and touring several countries in Africa, I worked and lived in both Angola and Nigeria. We have a fair amount of wood carvings, bronze, paintings, linen, swords, souvenirs etc.
 

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Never had any taxidermy work done until my first trip to Africa. Still don’t have but 3-4 sets of American antlers around which are most hanging in the garage. Only euro skull was a black bear. Now I can’t wait for the next batch to arrive! I donated many skulls and antlers to a biology teacher who tells me the inner city kids love them.
I wear my Courtney’s most days when I’m not wearing Crocs or snow boots.
 

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I drink shandy on hot days now (never knew what a shandy was until I went to SA). I also use shooting sticks more now.
 

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Oh yes, Africanized in some ways. I wear Courteneys and OD cotton almost daily and shoot a 416 Rem and 450 Watts regularly just for fun. I read all the Africa books and articles I can get my hands on and most of them several times to get all the nuances as intended by the authors. I visualize and re-live the evening campfires enjoying that even more than remembering the actual hunts themselves. I try to remember the individual people I've met and talked to and enjoyed the sharing of time with. I share info about the real Africa as I understand it with anyone willing to listen. :)
 

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I admit to craving a Windhoek every once in a while
 

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Have anyone started doing things the African way after a trip?
Started wearing different clothes?
Cooking in a different manner?
Change your hunting style?
Started making Biltong or Droewors or boerewors?
Adopted some recipes that you cook often?

Any thing that you did in Africa that became part of your normal life.
I built a South African braai on my patio and enjoy cooking for guests there. On occasion I’ll wear shorts and gaiters just like they do when it’s hot weather. I’ve made biltong although I’m not too good at it, I made an indoor rack to hang it from. And yes we probably use sticks more often than we used to in our walk and stalk hunts for Axis deer at my ranch!
Yes Africa can change you.
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I've started learning Afrikaans if that counts... Haha
 

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My family knows that Maji (maa-gee) means water when ask for it at dinner. And when I walk with my wife she know when I say pole-pole( polee polee) to slow down.
 

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Stop by my place in downtown Houston. I have 60+ mounts and another 20 or so euros :)
 

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Wife has taken to making rusk for us to enjoy with Rooibos tea on weekends.
We continue to get looks at the gun range when I'm shooting a 375 and she a 300, always off sticks.
 

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I built a South African braai on my patio and enjoy cooking for guests there.

That is technique of cooking we should all incorporate more. (y)(y)(y)
 

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Cortneys and gaiters are part of my mow the yard uniform. It make me happy while doing a necessary job. :)
 

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When asked a question about doing something, be it going to Walmart, out to dinner, shopping, hunting or fishing, I always tell others "We'll make a plan".
Example: Wife says, "We need to get a few things at the grocery store".
Me: "OK, We'll make a plan".

That and rooibos tea every day.
 

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I don't go get things anymore...I "fetch" them.
 

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Love these responses... I keep African photos as my screen saver at work. I keep empty shell casings at my desk, people ask about the sizes all the time. No mounts in the house, wife has nixed that, but encouraged me to build a trophy room. I wear gaiters a lot when hunting, keep the shooting sticks close by always. and, yes, sometimes, I "make a plan" I didn't realize what a few small changes add up to.
 

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