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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 948
Posted By Gummi Bear
Several questions about catch and release ...

Several questions about catch and release

Thatís rod and reel stuff

Also questions about how many caught versus harvested

Stuff like that indicates to me, the slant they are wanting to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,064
Posted By Gummi Bear
Kitsune (Japanese for fox), a shiba inu ...

Kitsune (Japanese for fox), a shiba inu

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180615/00a4866256b32c953d96966799562eba.jpg

Heís a complete knucklehead.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,957
Posted By Gummi Bear
Iíve found two in the last few weeks in the darn...

Iíve found two in the last few weeks in the darn bathtub at the Farm.

First one was hiding in my body wash sponge. He came crawling out when I started putting soap on it. Next thing I know, Iím...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 948
Posted By Gummi Bear
https://survey.tpwd.state.tx.us/TakeSurvey.aspx?Pa...

https://survey.tpwd.state.tx.us/TakeSurvey.aspx?PageNumber=1&Preview=true&SurveyID=l2KH3655&utm_campaign=govdelivery-email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery#


I just filled it out

Looks...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,002
Posted By Gummi Bear
I've been wearing Smith glasses since the late...

I've been wearing Smith glasses since the late 90's. They fit great, are durable, and the warranty is amazing. I had a pair of frames that decided to crack after wearing them for 10 years. They...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-12-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,030
Posted By Gummi Bear
That sir, would be a gross typographical error on...

That sir, would be a gross typographical error on my part.


Thanks for raining on my parade of making fun of local colloquialisms.

LOL



I went to the woods because I wished to live...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,863
Posted By Gummi Bear
That's not a new conspiracy. We talked about...

That's not a new conspiracy.

We talked about that when I was an apprentice (back in the late 90's)

I like the idea of them being power generation stations, but not so sure if I buy it. I'd...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-07-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,477
Posted By Gummi Bear
I have a Marlin 17HMR It's a blast to...

I have a Marlin 17HMR

It's a blast to shoot. I did a reduced power trigger spring, and it's even better. I've shot a pile of coons, a few coyotes and even a few small pigs with it.

Topped...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-31-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By Gummi Bear
Nice job! I'm about to do the same with my...

Nice job!

I'm about to do the same with my daughter's rifle. It's a Savage Lady Hunter. I'm really nervous about drilling the stock for the pillars (really similar to the ones you got, they came...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-31-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By Gummi Bear
Yes, I resize every loading. I have had...

Yes, I resize every loading.

I have had excellent results, so I stick with it.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-31-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Gummi Bear
I have a Dillon swager, and a crimp remove for my...

I have a Dillon swager, and a crimp remove for my RCBS case prep station


If you have a bunch to do, the Dillon is worth every single penny. I love mine. I modified it with some springs so it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 875
Posted By Gummi Bear
I've owned and enjoyed: Specialized -...

I've owned and enjoyed:

Specialized - rockhopper bike, it was a great bike
Kona - a singlespeed and a cyclocross, both were fun
Rocky Mountain - a heavy downhill bomber
Mountain Cycle - still...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,506
Posted By Gummi Bear
I love my fishing shirts, but I can't imaging...

I love my fishing shirts, but I can't imaging wearing them at the ranch (I wear them to work). They'd be grease stained and holes torn in them in no time.

I buy shirts from thrift stores. I look...
Forum: Photography 05-26-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By Gummi Bear
Sorry? Don't be. Those are amazing...

Sorry?

Don't be.

Those are amazing pictures!

Thanks for sharing
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-26-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By Gummi Bear
65gn Sierra Game King over Varget works like a...

65gn Sierra Game King over Varget works like a champ for me.

I need to get around to developing a load with H335, I think it might be a better fit.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-25-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By Gummi Bear
I have a fixed 6x on my BLK. I'm not currently...

I have a fixed 6x on my BLK. I'm not currently monkeying around with subsonics.

I shoot it out to 500 regularly, and have dropped a pig and a coyote at 300 and 310, one shot each.

With a red...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-25-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,568
Posted By Gummi Bear
Not too bad, but you used the wrong flag: ...

Not too bad, but you used the wrong flag:

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/001/116/586/96f.jpg
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-24-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Gummi Bear
Go with a fixed 6x Fewer moving parts, and...

Go with a fixed 6x

Fewer moving parts, and the eye relief is always constant.

Leupold, Weaver and SWFA all offer a nice fixed 6x. I have a Leupold 6x on my lever gun, and a SWFA on my 300BLK. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-24-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,682
Posted By Gummi Bear
Glock 43 with a +2 mag extension Easy to...

Glock 43 with a +2 mag extension

Easy to conceal, not too heavy, and I shoot it OK.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,422
Posted By Gummi Bear
[quote=froghunter;13389076] Peppermint...

[quote=froghunter;13389076]



Peppermint
Marjarum
Basil
Helichrysum
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,188
Posted By Gummi Bear
I've got one of those at the Farm, and another at...

I've got one of those at the Farm, and another at the Lease. I get up in the middle of the night when it goes off to shoot coons and pigs. It's alerted me to dozens of the suckers. Money well...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,422
Posted By Gummi Bear
Same at my house. Mrs uses them for all kinds of...

Same at my house. Mrs uses them for all kinds of stuff.

I have learned that cottonballs soaked in peppermint oil will keep mice out of the blind and cabin at the lease. It doesn't seem to upset...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By Gummi Bear
Definitely some sort of Caddy bang on. ...

Definitely some sort of Caddy bang on.

Either the ones above, or if you want a stand off type strap, look at these:

https://www.erico.com/category.asp?category=R150

If you're on a budget,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Gummi Bear
As long as they illuminate red, you should be...

As long as they illuminate red, you should be fine.

I've not had any issue with them
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-20-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,319
Posted By Gummi Bear
I carry an AR in 300BLK It shoots great out...

I carry an AR in 300BLK

It shoots great out to 500, Iíve killed varmints over 300 (pig and coyote). TAC-TX 110gn projectile over H110.

It wears a SWFA 6x, and I dial my shots. It has been...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,221
Posted By Gummi Bear
Thatís because you donít do preventative...

Thatís because you donít do preventative maintenance.

I tow thousands of miles, and seldom ever have a trailer issue, unless I pick up a nail or something.

I pull the hubs, inspect...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By Gummi Bear
Grand Prairie gun club has an awesome one. ...

Grand Prairie gun club has an awesome one.

It is a full day of learning and activities. They make it lots of fun.

Itís where I took my daughter, I had fun that day too.

I got mine through...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 984
Posted By Gummi Bear
Cool! I plan to keep some bees, Iíve wanted...

Cool!

I plan to keep some bees, Iíve wanted to for years. I love honey and their benefits to the surrounding area is amazing.

Iím in the ďlooking for a new house ď mode right now. We need a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,224
Posted By Gummi Bear
Iím tired of waiting in line there. I got...

Iím tired of waiting in line there.

I got bent out of shape, and ran over their cones a few months ago, after being stuck for 35 minutes. I had ordered at the menu board, and there were 3 cars in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,261
Posted By Gummi Bear
There is a clear transfer film that several auto...

There is a clear transfer film that several auto tint places offer. You might look into that.





I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...

Henry David Thoreau
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By Gummi Bear
There are a ton of videos on YouTube lately on...

There are a ton of videos on YouTube lately on this very subject

Look for ďStock Tank PoolĒ

Iím liking the idea, and am thinking of one for this summer


A simple above ground pool filter...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Wwi
Views: 833
Posted By Gummi Bear
Be sure to catch the bonus episodes. He has...

Be sure to catch the bonus episodes.

He has an ďAddendumĒ episode that aired recently with a fella from the British Museum that is a WWI researcher. Also an excellent listen.

If you enjoyed...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Wwi
Views: 833
Posted By Gummi Bear
Wwi

No family stories handed down, though I did have a couple of grandfathers that served.

If youíre interested in more of the history and stories, listen to Dan Carlin Hardcore History podcast, and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,967
Posted By Gummi Bear
Iíve slept in all kinds of makeshift structures...

Iíve slept in all kinds of makeshift structures over the years. Buses, barns, sheds, refrigeration trailer, pickup truck, an old box van, and an old 19th century stone building with a canvas tarp for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,550
Posted By Gummi Bear
We have a shiba inu. Heís a talker. Makes...

We have a shiba inu.

Heís a talker. Makes all kinds of vocalizations. When heís hungry, wants to play, excited to go on a walk, or ride in the car, heís pretty funny.

At nearly 12, he still...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Gummi Bear
Take a bulb out, see if it has any other...

Take a bulb out, see if it has any other identifying numbers.

Here is a listing for some:

50W Headlights LED Super White Bulbs for 1993-2016 Polaris Sportsman Ranger RZR H-11...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,632
Posted By Gummi Bear
A - some college. I dropped out before my senior...

A - some college. I dropped out before my senior year. I was studying to be a wildlife biologist. I got a job as an electrician, and after a couple of years in the trade, enrolled in apprenticeship...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-29-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,685
Posted By Gummi Bear
Similar to you, except I knocked myself out with...

Similar to you, except I knocked myself out with a t-post driver. Woke up a few minutes later and had to make my way back to camp.

That was a long ride, and a terrible knot on my head. I was out...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-26-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,615
Posted By Gummi Bear
A v8 taco?

Supercharger on the Taco is the way to go.

I had one on my 99 with the 3.4 v6. It pulled a little over 300RWHP on a chassis dyno after a little tuning .

I imagine that todayís engine will do...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-25-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,950
Posted By Gummi Bear
Similar hijinks with my friends. We are always...

Similar hijinks with my friends. We are always playing pranks on each other. Thatís a good one.

My buddy keeps threatening to run an ad in the paper: ďEnemies wanted, because my friends suck...Ē...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-23-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,214
Posted By Gummi Bear
Bloodstick - I donít know the folks at...

Bloodstick -

I donít know the folks at Frio, just bought some stuff from them.

I actually got the cooler used at a garage sale. Neighbor down the street is issued a new cooler every year at...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-23-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By Gummi Bear
Red Wing is my #1 choice Twisted X is not...

Red Wing is my #1 choice

Twisted X is not far behind



I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...

Henry David Thoreau
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-23-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,214
Posted By Gummi Bear
Rating the Hard Coolers

I have a Frio 45 cooler. A Texas company (based in Sealy)

Rotomolded construction, stainless latches, and a continuous hinge. They come with a motion activated light (a brilliant feature)

Itís...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-23-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 825
Posted By Gummi Bear
You donít Theyíre expensive, out of round,...

You donít

Theyíre expensive, out of round, and fall apart

Spend your money on something else



I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-20-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,905
Posted By Gummi Bear
I was jealous of folks who had them when they...

I was jealous of folks who had them when they came out. I could never afford one.

I tied flagging tape to trees in my shooting zone that correspond to the color of my pins (painted brass pins...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-20-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By Gummi Bear
Corrugated tin or R-panel and just use the foam...

Corrugated tin or R-panel and just use the foam closure strips along the bottom and at the peak.



I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...

Henry David Thoreau
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-18-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By Gummi Bear
I had one on my lever gun for years. It served...

I had one on my lever gun for years. It served me well. The only reason I replaced it, was because it belonged to my Dad, and he was kind enough to loan it to me.

I replaced it with a fixed 6X....
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 825
Posted By Gummi Bear
Carlisle is junk. So is Good Year. Both will...

Carlisle is junk. So is Good Year. Both will delaminate and fail quickly

Greenball is good. Their Towmaster line is decent.


Whatever you choose, get the tires balanced. Thereís a lot of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,808
Posted By Gummi Bear
So paying $60 for a magic shirt , doesnít come...

So paying $60 for a magic shirt , doesnít come with magical anti-stink technology?

UA can suck it.





I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 04-13-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,896
Posted By Gummi Bear
Metallic Conduit has jumped 30% in the last few...

Metallic Conduit has jumped 30% in the last few weeks.

Itís impacting my budget on my jobs



I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...

Henry David Thoreau
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