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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By Brad96
I have a Char-Griller brand egg-shaped grill. ...

I have a Char-Griller brand egg-shaped grill. I'm pretty happy with it, but I don't take my grilling as seriously as some do. The main egg appears to be made out of sheet metal. There's an inner...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,282
Posted By Brad96
Wait, people on TBH pay for pork? I thought it...

Wait, people on TBH pay for pork? I thought it was just the non-hunters or people who live in non-hog-infested states that had to do that.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,100
Posted By Brad96
I've spent some time in Japan, on my employer's...

I've spent some time in Japan, on my employer's nickel. I'm not a fan of big cities, so would try to get out of Tokyo ASAP. Away from the big cities, it's a beautiful, mountainous country. Lots of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-24-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By Brad96
Thanks for the suggestion, but I already upgraded...

Thanks for the suggestion, but I already upgraded the magazine. I forget the brand, but it came highly recommended, and is nicer than the RIA mag. Unfortunately, the pistol still doesn't cycle...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-24-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By Brad96
My RIA 1911 in 10 mm doesn't feed very reliably. ...

My RIA 1911 in 10 mm doesn't feed very reliably. I'm not sure if I just don't have enough rounds through it yet, or if I need to send it back for work.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,540
Posted By Brad96
I live in the Dallas area and bought a small...

I live in the Dallas area and bought a small recreational property in SE OK.

Pro's:
- Very low property taxes, due to generous ag exemptions
- No hunting license required to hunt hogs on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,571
Posted By Brad96
I hate the dealer add-on's. When we bought my...

I hate the dealer add-on's. When we bought my wife's Accord a couple years ago, it had a bunch of that stuff on it. I told the salesman to remove the add-on's, or order us a new one without all...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-29-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,962
Posted By Brad96
More progress

With some family help, I got the roofing in place and tacked down, and added the lower siding. I'll have to cut sheets to fill in the upper sides. Hopefully, an abrasive blade on my circular saw...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-24-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 74,093
Posted By Brad96
I don't have anything awesome like a bear taking...

I don't have anything awesome like a bear taking down my feeder, a bunch of mountain lions, or a deer with a 5-gallon bucket on his head(!). But, I like this picture of hogs taking a mud bath in my...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-15-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,962
Posted By Brad96
Muddy Bud, your tractor shed looks great. I see...

Muddy Bud, your tractor shed looks great. I see you didn't bother to put doors on yours. I think I'll eventually hang doors on mine. Not so much because it will make the shed secure against theft,...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-14-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,962
Posted By Brad96
Yes! I haven't even finished the first one yet,...

Yes! I haven't even finished the first one yet, and already I'm thinking it's too small. Maybe I shouldn't bother putting siding on that left wall, because I'll probably want to add another bay...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,531
Posted By Brad96
OK, I think I have about been talked out of...

OK, I think I have about been talked out of buying a short school bus. I'm not that worried about it being cold (maybe I should be), but I don't want to have to maintain yet another drivetrain. ...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-11-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,962
Posted By Brad96
Finally, some progress!

I finally got some work done on the shed today. I attached 8' 2x6's to the inner-facing edges of the posts with big lag screws, and then stood 10' 2x4's on top of those with nailed-in rafter ties. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,531
Posted By Brad96
WItoTX, I've had a couple of pickups with shells...

WItoTX, I've had a couple of pickups with shells on them, and have slept in them, too. I agree, this would be a great option. Except that my current truck is a crew cab short bed, with a 5.5' bed,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,531
Posted By Brad96
Thanks for all the replies! I'll try to answer a...

Thanks for all the replies! I'll try to answer a few questions that have been asked:

batmaninja: I own a small place north of Lake Texoma. I have looked at cargotainers. I like that idea,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,531
Posted By Brad96
I should mention that I'm cheap. I was thinking...

I should mention that I'm cheap. I was thinking of spending ~$2-3k.

DirtyDave, that ambulance is awesome, but way out of my price range, and lacking for windows.

Instead of an RV, I would...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,531
Posted By Brad96
Short school bus for sleeping at land?

Currently, there is nowhere to sleep where I hunt. If we spend the night, we either set up tents or sleep in the truck. Someday, it would be nice to build a cabin, or even just a weather-tight...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-30-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,962
Posted By Brad96
Sorry, I've been out of town, busy with something...

Sorry, I've been out of town, busy with something else. I did stop by recently, and hung ONE sheet metal panel while I was there. Purely for my own psychological benefit, so I could feel like I was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 958
Posted By Brad96
Since it hasn't been mentioned yet, I do like...

Since it hasn't been mentioned yet, I do like Cabela's O2 Octane. I'm not saying it is or isn't effective on animals; I just think it looks cool.

Speaking of looking cool, both the Woodland and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By Brad96
If you like military stuff, the USS Alabama...

If you like military stuff, the USS Alabama museum is pretty awesome. In some ways better than the Battleship Texas, if you've been there.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Brad96
I recently installed CoverKing Neosupreme seat...

I recently installed CoverKing Neosupreme seat covers in my wife's Accord. For ~$200, I'm pretty happy with them. However, I don't have anything to compare them to, except for the $29 Adeco covers...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,338
Posted By Brad96
My parents and both sets of grandparents used to...

My parents and both sets of grandparents used to play a LOT of 42. I remember my grandfather was aggressive about bidding. He would be dealt a hand that I might dismiss as trash, and he'd bid 2...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By Brad96
systemnt, those are awesome pictures. I can't...

systemnt, those are awesome pictures. I can't believe the deer didn't even run off when you shot that hog. Where I'm at, the deer usually disappear at the slightest smell, sound, or sight of a hog....
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By Brad96
badger

That would be cool to see. I've seen hogs get temporarily spooked by something, but I've never seen them run off by another animal. Of course, I've never seen a badger on my game cameras, either.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By Brad96
Deer and hog at feeder at the same time

This isn't as cool as the picture someone posted of a buck and a coyote at the feeder together. But, in the thousands of game camera pictures I've reviewed, this is the first time I've ever seen a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,732
Posted By Brad96
Stick-on plastic fake fender vents.

Stick-on plastic fake fender vents.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,732
Posted By Brad96
Rear truck bumpers with large, flat, vertical,...

Rear truck bumpers with large, flat, vertical, chrome surfaces. It's not that they look bad. But, some of these are at the perfect height and angle to reflect the following driver's headlights back...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,732
Posted By Brad96
Huge diameter tips on the very end of a stock...

Huge diameter tips on the very end of a stock exhaust system.

If you have these and love them, that's fine. It's your vehicle; customize it however you like. Personally, as a...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-26-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,962
Posted By Brad96
It drops from 9' tall to 5' tall along the shed's...

It drops from 9' tall to 5' tall along the shed's 15' length (front to back). So, I guess that's ~3.2-in-12. I know 5' is pretty short, but I figure only the mower deck will be in the back of the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-26-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,962
Posted By Brad96
Posts up

I made some good progress on Saturday. Got the posts and stringers up. Need to buy some more lumber for rafters next.

I'm happy to report that the PT posts did not warp at all while sitting in...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-23-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 46,278
Posted By Brad96
Dog

Nice work!

But, after reviewing your pictures, I have to wonder, when did my dog start hanging out in your garage? :)

I don't have a great picture handy, but here's "my" dog at your garage, and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-20-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By Brad96
Another vote for Inks Lake. There are lots of...

Another vote for Inks Lake. There are lots of good state parks. I haven't been to them all, but this is one we've enjoyed.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-19-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,962
Posted By Brad96
Lumber

I've been out of town, haven't had a change to do anything yet. But, I did get over to Lowe's yesterday to buy some lumber. I have the pressure-treated posts drying in the garage. Hopefully, they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,452
Posted By Brad96
The recent change (that I'm aware of) was to make...

The recent change (that I'm aware of) was to make it much easier for landowners to get night hunting permits for hogs.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,452
Posted By Brad96
One slight disadvantage in OK is that night...

One slight disadvantage in OK is that night hunting of hogs is not allowed without a special permit. But, for landowners, the permit is free and easily obtained online in about 2 minutes.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,452
Posted By Brad96
That's right. No hunting license required to...

That's right. No hunting license required to hunt hogs in OK on private property, except that you need a big-game license to hunt hogs during any big-game season (deer, antelope, etc.). A license...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By Brad96
Maybe the thinking is that heat rises, so in the...

Maybe the thinking is that heat rises, so in the winter time most of the heat that you're trying to keep is up near the ceiling? Still doesn't seem right to me, though. I don't think there will be...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-06-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,962
Posted By Brad96
Simple Tractor Shed

I have a little, old, cheap tractor that I picked up for mowing and moving dirt around. But, it sits outside all the time in the sun and rain, because I don't have a covered area to store it. So, I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,452
Posted By Brad96
OK Hunting

I have a small place in Johnston Co. I love it. Property taxes are ridiculously cheap! We hunt hogs there. No hunting license required for wild hogs on private property in OK. So far, I've been...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,013
Posted By Brad96
Gerber EAB

Gerber EAB (Exchange-A-Blade) Lite, with minor modifications. Dirt cheap, literally razor sharp, and if I forget to leave it at home when I go to the airport, I can drop the blade in a trash can and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Brad96
Sorry for my slow response! I thought that TBH...

Sorry for my slow response! I thought that TBH would notify me via e-mail if I received a PM, but I never got a notification. I didn't get your e-mail, either, and it's not in my Spam folder. :( I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,491
Posted By Brad96
I sometimes listen to NPR (KERA 90.1 in DFW) when...

I sometimes listen to NPR (KERA 90.1 in DFW) when I'm driving. They certainly have their own bias. But, at least they ATTEMPT to provide both sides of many hot-button issues.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Brad96
I live in Allen, work in Dallas, and will be west...

I live in Allen, work in Dallas, and will be west of Madisonville this weekend. I can't view the classifieds or PM you because I don't have 30 posts yet, so PM me if you want to try to set something...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Brad96
I'm going. Last time for youth season, since my...

I'm going. Last time for youth season, since my son's about to turn 17.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-08-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,921
Posted By Brad96
Thanks for all the kind words. And, I have to...

Thanks for all the kind words. And, I have to agree, a big part of why we wear camo when hunting deer and hogs is because of how it makes us look (to other humans) and feel, rather than how it...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-05-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,921
Posted By Brad96
Tie dye camo pants

I'm relatively new to hunting, so I don't have a closet full of camo clothing (yet). In fact, I don't own a single pair of camouflage pants. I usually just wear khaki. I just bought my son a pair...
Forum: Recipes 01-04-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,305
Posted By Brad96
Walmart/Kroger

Thanks for the replies. I found it at Walmart.com, but the website says it's not available at any stores within 50 miles of me.:confused: I'll have to try looking for it on the shelf. Maybe the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Brad96
Another sign

Cute. I like the one that says, "We interrupt this marriage to bring you DEER SEASON".
Forum: Recipes 01-03-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,305
Posted By Brad96
Where to buy Allegro marinade?

Where do you find the Allegro marinades? I found Hot & Spicy at Walmart.com, with free in-store pickup. I've made 2 batches with that, and like it. But, I would like to try Hickory Smoke and other...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 984
Posted By Brad96
Hog Seasonality

I have a corn feeder that runs year-round. For some reason, the game cam shows a LOT more hog activity at the feeder in the summer time than winter (I have an Excel spreadsheet). In July, they come...
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