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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,516
Posted By backwoods
There is a class action lawsuit against Browning...

There is a class action lawsuit against Browning right now for sticky dura touch stock problems.
I think they need to drop that feature and go back to standard synthetic stocks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,816
Posted By backwoods
I have 40ac in East Texas that I enjoy owning,...

I have 40ac in East Texas that I enjoy owning, but I havenít hunted it in years.
Iíll probably hunt it more though when my kids get old enough to go with me.

Iíd echo the comments about the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,006
Posted By backwoods
I can’t tolerate too many unanswered questions or...

I can’t tolerate too many unanswered questions or unsolved mysteries in a movie.
This movie was just too vague for my liking
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-23-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By backwoods
Ive been out for past two days and have gotten a...

Ive been out for past two days and have gotten a couple of birds each trip.
I prefer late September hunts, but anytime hunting is a good time.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-22-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 775
Posted By backwoods
Theyíve done a handful of shows in Texas. On a...

Theyíve done a handful of shows in Texas.
On a recent podcast, Rinella admittied his ignorance to Texas hunting across the whole region and said they would stop judging the entire state based on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,387
Posted By backwoods
If you canít sharpen a knife using stones,...

If you canít sharpen a knife using stones, without electricity then I think you are missing a valuable outdoors / survival skill.
Learn on a Lansky, Sharpmaker, or whetstones before graduating to a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By backwoods
I can totally understand not supporting a store...

I can totally understand not supporting a store for their politics (REI and Diks) but consider that our 2nd amendment rights arenít with much if we donít have access to guns and ammo. For that reason...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By backwoods
Gander Outdoors Spring, TX

I got to check out the new Gander Outdoors today and its a great store with seemingly good prices. They have lots of major brands. It’s very similar to the old Gander Mtn, but they seem to have a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,277
Posted By backwoods
Village Creek north of Beaumont is one of my...

Village Creek north of Beaumont is one of my favorite places on earth.
There are a couple of canoe outfitters that operate on it.
If these rains keep up like they have been the Creek will be too...
Forum: Recipes 12-01-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,122
Posted By backwoods
I've had that same recipes with Pillsbury canned...

I've had that same recipes with Pillsbury canned biscuits on the bottom.
Line the bottom with biscuits. Pour in canned peaches then cake mix on top.
This takes some practice because its easy to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,591
Posted By backwoods
This. My deer get gutted in the field, skinned,...

This. My deer get gutted in the field, skinned, and hung for processing ASAP.
We take meat care to an obsessive level ensuring that no hair, excess fat, sinew, etc. make it into our meat.
Once you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,314
Posted By backwoods
For those with good results, are you hunting...

For those with good results, are you hunting enclosed blinds or tree stands?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-24-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By backwoods
The heavybweight ecws I have are tan, smooth,...

The heavybweight ecws I have are tan, smooth, fleece and are well made and very warm. They are not quick drying though so you donít want to sweat in them.
Last season in MN I wore a first Lite...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,963
Posted By backwoods
Love the show and podcast. The book "Meateater"...

Love the show and podcast. The book "Meateater" is excellent as well.
I wish Rinella focus some more shows on Eastern and Southern hunting.
The vast majority of hunters (and voters) in this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By backwoods
Iíve always been interested in that hunt. Once...

Iíve always been interested in that hunt.
Once you check in do they assign you a stand location? Do you bring your own stand or blind?
Is the hunt just one day? Hunt from 10:30 to dark?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-26-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By backwoods
Following. Please share pictures

Following.
Please share pictures
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By backwoods
The Monte Verde site in Chile has long suggested...

The Monte Verde site in Chile has long suggested that humans migrated into North and South America much earlier than previously thought.
The most compelling current theories suggest that they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By backwoods
If you have side air bags make sure whatever...

If you have side air bags make sure whatever model you get is compatible with side air bags.
Pretty sure all newer F150s have side air bags
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,265
Posted By backwoods
I prefer solids in earth tones (browns, greens,...

I prefer solids in earth tones (browns, greens, grays) from quality clothing companies.
Solids / earth tones can be worn for other activities like fishing, hiking, foot ball games, etc so I get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By backwoods
Has anyone tried a ground chair like this? ...

Has anyone tried a ground chair like this?
https://www.amazon.com/ALPS-OutdoorZ-NWTF-Turkey-Chair/dp/B01MXLNF3M
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,942
Posted By backwoods
Iím pretty sure the episode of afognak island is...

Iím pretty sure the episode of afognak island is the same hunt as described on the pod cast called ďthe meat treeĒ.
The grizzly encounter was not caught on video so I understand why they didnít...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By backwoods
Thanks for posting

Thanks for posting
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,942
Posted By backwoods
I love his shows but I like his podcast even...

I love his shows but I like his podcast even more.
If you havenít read his books, especially ďMeateaterĒ you should definitely check it out. I wish he would write more and even dive deeper into...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 834
Posted By backwoods
Garmin 60csx for hand held unit. Gaia app for...

Garmin 60csx for hand held unit.
Gaia app for smart phone to supplement.
OnX desktop (website) for pre-season scouting.

I like a handheld GPS when Iím in the backcountry.
My phone is my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,114
Posted By backwoods
Check out Cabelas O2 Octane. Excellent...

Check out Cabelas O2 Octane.

Excellent quality gear for lower price and Cabelas will be easier to deal with for sizing, fit, returns, customer service, etc. than the direct to consumer stores like...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,294
Posted By backwoods
For those saying itís OK to ignore, how do you...

For those saying itís OK to ignore, how do you feel about someone getting caught poaching by game camera?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,194
Posted By backwoods
I have a 10' x 10' platform with a roof. It is...

I have a 10' x 10' platform with a roof.
It is a permanent structure that I've also camped on and used as a shaded target shooting platform in the off season.
I liked the idea of being able to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,641
Posted By backwoods
Texas has extremely conservative and pro-business...

Texas has extremely conservative and pro-business policies.
It is extremely easy to get permits and build in Texas. There are few restrictions like environmental or zoning. People aren’t moving to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,860
Posted By backwoods
Being a father of 3 kids under the age of 6, Iíve...

Being a father of 3 kids under the age of 6, Iíve caught myself zoning out a time or two. Sometimes you just need a quiet moment. Im not saying itís ok to ignore your kids though.
The deal I made...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,559
Posted By backwoods
Gander Mtn was better than todayís Acadmey. I...

Gander Mtn was better than todayís Acadmey.
I hate seeing any outdoor store close.
The fewer hunting stores we have around us and in our cities the more distant hunting becomes to the average...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 798
Posted By backwoods
After dealing with the rude, smart aleck kid at...

After dealing with the rude, smart aleck kid at the local bow shop, I went back to Texas Archery (bow zone) after not being there for a while and I was blown away with the renovations and at how...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,655
Posted By backwoods
Wish it operated on 4 batteries like the bushnell...

Wish it operated on 4 batteries like the bushnell trophy cam.
8 batteries gets expensive
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-21-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By backwoods
upland island is huge. It is surrounded by roads...

upland island is huge. It is surrounded by roads for easy access. I does get crowded along the roads. I bet if you hike in a few miles you can find some isolation. Much of it is beautiful Longleaf...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,307
Posted By backwoods
Meateater Stuff you should know The art of...

Meateater
Stuff you should know
The art of manliness
The drake cast (fly fishing)
The Survival Podcast

I tried joe rogan but his shows are too long, he leans a little too left for me, and I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 560
Posted By backwoods
ďWild at HeartĒ and ďFearlessĒ made big impacts...

ďWild at HeartĒ and ďFearlessĒ made big impacts on my life
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By backwoods
Something similar happened in houston a couple of...

Something similar happened in houston a couple of weeks ago.
Someone had a heart attack at the Houston ballet and the commotion triggered a panic from people thinking there was a shooter in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,429
Posted By backwoods
You can buy all the episodes online and watch...

You can buy all the episodes online and watch them on the VHX app on your your Roku, PlayStation, Fire Stick, Computer, or whatever you use. They arenít that expensive.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-06-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 47,259
Posted By backwoods
Texas has too many people and too little public...

Texas has too many people and too little public land.
Huntable public land is going to disappear as population increases. State Parks are over run with bikers and hikers.

I'd like to see a system...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-05-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,852
Posted By backwoods
I think you may mean gray squirrels? If you...

I think you may mean gray squirrels?
If you want to find Fox squirrels you will find them in the big pines. They go after pine cone seeds. Burning helps reduce ground litter and brush. Fox...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,170
Posted By backwoods
I fly fished for years from a kayak and I came to...

I fly fished for years from a kayak and I came to the conclusion that itís perhaps the worst way to fish.
If you can stand, that will improve things.
Otherwise trying to fish and make course...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-28-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By backwoods
You wonít find better selections, brands, or...

You wonít find better selections, brands, or customer service at Academy.
They are slowly replacing most of their inventory with their Magellan brand and slowly turning into a Dicks Sporting goods.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,328
Posted By backwoods
I cant wait for direct to consumer sales. One...

I cant wait for direct to consumer sales.
One day, you'll be able to go to Chevy's or Ford's website. Pick out your car. Click "add to cart", pay for it, and it shows up at your door step.
It is...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-21-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By backwoods
I have a 580 series which was a machining and...

I have a 580 series which was a machining and production improvement over the prior series (180 I believe). It is indeed more accurate than the older styles that I have shot.
Ruger enhanced the 580...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-18-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,231
Posted By backwoods
Ha. Nice typo. I could scrap up $2.4 million from...

Ha. Nice typo. I could scrap up $2.4 million from some folks on this forum pretty quickly in order to buy over a million acres of land
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,231
Posted By backwoods
Can you please explain this more? I’m Curious to...

Can you please explain this more? I’m Curious to know the difference
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,231
Posted By backwoods
Can you please elaborate? Did the supply...

Can you please elaborate? Did the supply agreements call for too much or too little?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,089
Posted By backwoods
I miss Gander Mtn in my town. All we have now...

I miss Gander Mtn in my town.
All we have now is Dicks and Academy and ever since Academy sold out a few years back they have slowly turned into a terrible store.
Can’t stand what Academy is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,004
Posted By backwoods
Indians also took part the buffalo market hunt. ...

Indians also took part the buffalo market hunt.
Dan Flores, who is quoted in this article, has been featured on the “Meateater” podcast a time or two.
Also note his thoughts on the changing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,004
Posted By backwoods
It took place in 1892. There were two...

It took place in 1892.
There were two presidents that were named Harrison
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,004
Posted By backwoods
The West could be a lawless and violent place,...

The West could be a lawless and violent place, but it was also full of hardworking settlers, pioneers, buffalo hunters, trappers, miners, immigrant farmers, and religious fundamentalist.

The...
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