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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By jerp
I was 14. We were gassing up at a busy truck stop...

I was 14. We were gassing up at a busy truck stop somewhere in Tennessee coming back from vacation. Everybody had their radios on listening to the coverage when I remember hearing “ the lunar module...
Forum: Traditional Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By jerp
I think they may actually duck faster from the...

I think they may actually duck faster from the head down position. The momentum of their head coming up assists in dropping their body. I do agree with your idea of putting corn behind something...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By jerp
For what it may be worth, both the NWS and the...

For what it may be worth, both the NWS and the Farmer's Almanac are predicting slightly below normal temps in August. That's still hot of course, but maybe it will not be a long string of 100+...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By jerp
100 degree difference over 6 months

If we actually hit 109 at my house this weekend as forecast it will be official. During that one real cold snap we had my thermometer registered 9 degrees. Texas! ;)b Stay cool everybody!
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By jerp
Ha! That will continue. When our boys were away...

Ha! That will continue. When our boys were away at college and some problem would arise we couldn’t help with my wife would get so stressed. She would say “what is he gonna do?” My response was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,059
Posted By jerp
The Sahara dust made it real hazy around here the...

The Sahara dust made it real hazy around here the last couple of days - clearer today.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,515
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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-17-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 664
Posted By jerp
I guess I never thought that it was fair to base...

I guess I never thought that it was fair to base home field advantage on an exhibition game. I found it difficult to believe that would make them “play harder” which was the rationale. Whether they...
Forum: Traditional 07-17-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By jerp
I have not flung an arrow in 2 1/2 months, my...

I have not flung an arrow in 2 1/2 months, my longest layoff since I switched to trad 7 years ago. The bows on the wall are taunting me when I walk by. I have it on the calendar to start back last...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-17-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 664
Posted By jerp
Me! I have always loved the All-star game - of...

Me! I have always loved the All-star game - of course I am a MLB junkie. It’s the only pro AllStar game that feels like a real game. I enjoy seeing all the studs playing together. Much better since...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-17-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By jerp
A couple of years ago I bought some Avery...

A couple of years ago I bought some Avery RealGrass mats from Mack's Prairie Wings
https://www.mackspw.com/Avery-RealGrass-Blind-Concealment-4-Pack

You could probably cut them to fit - I used...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By jerp
A couple years ago we bought a two year old,...

A couple years ago we bought a two year old, off-lease Lexus RX350 with 25k miles on it. We have been very happy with the purchase - nice vehicle and should last many years. If you go back to the...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 07-16-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By jerp
Pretty much every time she opens her mouth she...

Pretty much every time she opens her mouth she reconfirms that she knows nothing but leftist "bumper sticker" talking points learned in her progressive university indoctrination. I have yet to hear...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 3,431
Posted By jerp
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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 3,431
Posted By jerp
If you live in Parker County here is a route you...

If you live in Parker County here is a route you should consider. I ride this starting at dawn on Sundays. I park at the Dennis road exit and head west on the access road - very rural and many...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,373
Posted By jerp
I guess I have ever heard of the rock rattler -...

I guess I have ever heard of the rock rattler - are they all colored like that?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,373
Posted By jerp
Ever seen an albino rattlesnake?

Somebody from TPW posted this - from around El Paso I think

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Forum: Traditional 07-14-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,459
Posted By jerp
Stringwalking - if you are good at guessing...

Stringwalking - if you are good at guessing distances - can give a distinct advantage IMO. Whether it is an unfair advantage is a matter of opinion. I think disallowing it goes back to the early...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-13-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,338
Posted By jerp
Ten gauges are somewhat rare on their own - I...

Ten gauges are somewhat rare on their own - I certainly have never seen one in lever action.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,033
Posted By jerp
If you weren’t raised to have respect and pick up...

If you weren’t raised to have respect and pick up after yourself when you were a kid, what are the chances you will have an “aha!” moment as an adult? Probably slim to none. I’ll bet the people who...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,483
Posted By jerp
When I was in high school and college I killed a...

When I was in high school and college I killed a lot of swimming "cottonmouths" while fishing small lakes and rivers from a two-man boat. That was before I learned that you can tell which-is-which...
Forum: Traditional 07-12-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,459
Posted By jerp
It depends - governing organizations (FITA, IFAA,...

It depends - governing organizations (FITA, IFAA, NFAA) have slightly different rules. What they have in common in their barebow definition is no sights, no releases. Many do allow elevated rests,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,474
Posted By jerp
We lived in Ft Worth when the boys were young. ...

We lived in Ft Worth when the boys were young. They went to a great elementary school but after that it was either cough up the money for private school or move. That's when we moved to Aledo 16...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,474
Posted By jerp
Only downside is with all of the people moving...

Only downside is with all of the people moving here I am afraid it will end up like North Fort Worth/Keller in a few years which means the traffic getting into and out of Fort Worth will be a PITA.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,841
Posted By jerp
Don't know about all their stores but I've bought...

Don't know about all their stores but I've bought at least 5 sets of tires for family vehicles from their Weatherford location. I've never had anything but a great experience. Fast and courteous.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,419
Posted By jerp
Imagine this - Academy has no official policy...

Imagine this - Academy has no official policy about not attempting to detain shoplifters. An employee gets shot while trying to stop said shoplifter. Family of shot employee sues Academy for a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,209
Posted By jerp
Hope you continue to heal up quick! I have worn...

Hope you continue to heal up quick! I have worn regular glasses practically my whole life. I never really liked wearing over-sized safety glasses over them because having two sets of lenses...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 07-10-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,207
Posted By jerp
$$$$!! When I refer to "Chamber of Commerce...

$$$$!! When I refer to "Chamber of Commerce Republicans" I am not referring to local chapters who work to promote local businesses. At the national level they are the #1 promoter of crony...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 07-10-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,207
Posted By jerp
E-Verify can do this easily - it is free and...

E-Verify can do this easily - it is free and available in all 50 states. However, bills to make it mandatory can't get enough votes in Congress due to a strange coalition of the open-borders left,...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 07-09-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,983
Posted By jerp
Solid choice! I have followed his career on the...

Solid choice! I have followed his career on the DC court of appeals and read a few of his opinions. He is a no nonsense originalist. He will get dogpiled and about abortion because he is catholic....
Forum: Traditional 07-08-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,305
Posted By jerp
Great job Bisch! I am a big fan of using...

Great job Bisch! I am a big fan of using artificial Xmas trees for camo
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 07-05-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Posted By jerp
I really like what he was doing in the way of...

I really like what he was doing in the way of deregulation and reversing bureaucratic overreach at the EPA but the troubles that lead to his resignation are 100% self inflicted. Even the underlings...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By jerp
What drives me crazy worse than anything is when...

What drives me crazy worse than anything is when they include ultra-cheap fasteners in the assembly kit. In homeowner grade stuff they always have those fragile Chinese screws that strip-out when you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,957
Posted By jerp
"Join us next week as we travel to Johanssen's...

"Join us next week as we travel to Johanssen's Dairy to hunt wily and dangerous wild bovines!"
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-04-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,589
Posted By jerp
I hung this new rain gauge 6 weeks ago. The red...

I hung this new rain gauge 6 weeks ago. The red indicator has not floated once. I hope we are not locked in this pattern until the annual “run off the doves” storm!
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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,833
Posted By jerp
Thankfully some of the more extreme fireworks...

Thankfully some of the more extreme fireworks users in my neighborhood have moved - it used to be really bad. However there are some people that live directly behind us who if they are in town, for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By jerp
There is a more accurate way to test - I think it...

There is a more accurate way to test - I think it is called a J-load calculation - that takes into account ceiling height, the directions windows face etc.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 903
Posted By jerp
We have neurotic loon of a dog that turns herself...

We have neurotic loon of a dog that turns herself inside out at the sound of fireworks. My wife bought one and I was skeptical but it does seem to work to some degree
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By jerp
For about a decade my hunting vehicle was a 4x4...

For about a decade my hunting vehicle was a 4x4 Cherokee. With the back seat folded down it would haul a lot of gear. I also used a hitch haul for corn and taking deer to the processor.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,750
Posted By jerp
It is fairly common for even experienced cave...

It is fairly common for even experienced cave divers to drown. I can imagine how disorienting it must be swimming in an enclosed tunnel in the dark especially when you can’t just follow your bubbles...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,750
Posted By jerp
If I understand correctly they had gone in a ways...

If I understand correctly they had gone in a ways and the water rose behind them leaving them trapped. As the water rose they had to go further and further in to find high ground.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,300
Posted By jerp
I still run cameras but I've changed my strategy...

I still run cameras but I've changed my strategy a bit. At feeders I generally just get the same thing over and over - pigs, does and coons. (and lots of pics of nothing) I have started putting my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,750
Posted By jerp
Are you following the "kids in the cave" story?

I can't think of many things more terrifying than being trapped deep in a flooded cave. I sure hope they can find a way to get them out. They are two miles from the entrance and none of them can...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By jerp
Jeff is right - “yet” is the key word:D

Jeff is right - “yet” is the key word:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By jerp
My appliances are ganging up on me!

Oven went out and was replaced 3 weeks ago. On Monday I wrote a fat check to replace a 5 ton AC system that finally died. We come home today to find the water heater had burst. It seems all 50...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,058
Posted By jerp
Did you know mud daubers kill those things? I...

Did you know mud daubers kill those things? I was in my storage building one afternoon when a mud dauber came flying in carrying something. I looked close and saw that it was a black widow and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By jerp
I remember those Evel jumps well. I'll bet...

I remember those Evel jumps well. I'll bet emergency room visits spiked in the days after his appearances on Wide World of Sports, as all across America boys were jumping their Stingrays off...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 3,431
Posted By jerp
That's a good start - stay after it! On Strava...

That's a good start - stay after it! On Strava go to "clubs" and look for texasbowhunter. Welcome!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,462
Posted By jerp
Very cool! What are you going to feed them?

Very cool! What are you going to feed them?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 892
Posted By jerp
What I do is start out with treated. After a few...

What I do is start out with treated. After a few years - when it has turned gray but has not started to rot - I paint or seal it. A lot of guys swear by used motor oil but I’ve never tried it.
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