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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,073
Posted By Merc
It is specific to ROTH IRAs since they have an...

It is specific to ROTH IRAs since they have an income limit. Essentially you contribute to a traditional (which due to income limits you can't deduct for taxes) and then you can convert your...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,073
Posted By Merc
I'm no help, was hoping someone else would've...

I'm no help, was hoping someone else would've chimed in though.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By Merc
Does that mean it is going the same as POCO? ...

Does that mean it is going the same as POCO?

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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-06-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,715
Posted By Merc
I think I'm about 30% after maxing out the 401k...

I think I'm about 30% after maxing out the 401k 800$ a month into an investment account and my house hacked duplex. Single and running the good mix between enjoying life and plans for the future.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 20,513
Posted By Merc
48 acres between Seadrift and POC I might be...

48 acres between Seadrift and POC I might be interested in selling to the right buyer for a good price. No improvements now but would be perfect coastal getaway just up the road from Bob and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By Merc
I haven't read the book and won't, I cant make it...

I haven't read the book and won't, I cant make it through any like that. I'm sure there are probably a few out on Col Jackson and that mission.

I was a CCT from 06-11. It's a 2 year training...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,300
Posted By Merc
Eventually, seems like I'm never down there...

Eventually, seems like I'm never down there anymore. Hell, just bought more property between POC and Seadrift.

For Barndo builders, just take a drive through POC and start asking people. That's...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By Merc
Another MOH you may find interesting is from...

Another MOH you may find interesting is from Vietnam, Col Joe Jackson, for rescuing 3 CCT. I was fortunate enough to actually meet him a bit ago while another CCT was being presented with 2 silver...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By Merc
Saddest thing is how long they held onto this...

Saddest thing is how long they held onto this footage and how long it took to finally get him the medal he unfortunately earned.

CCT the true quiet professionals in the SOF world.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,114
Posted By Merc
And their warranty is top notch. Sent from...

And their warranty is top notch.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,739
Posted By Merc
Guess I need to update this.... Brother and...

Guess I need to update this....

Brother and Dad are up for a couple weeks so we did a trip to Valdez, drove the Denali highway and filled my freezer from...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,552
Posted By Merc
Don't forget air down your tires also for a...

Don't forget air down your tires also for a softer ride as well as better traction. I took a leaf out of each pack all around and that helped a lot. If you are going to cool it later, I'd also look...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,739
Posted By Merc
Will definitely be reaching out next time I'm...

Will definitely be reaching out next time I'm down. Bought a new property out your direction.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,739
Posted By Merc
Well, got the check ride done and completed. Now...

Well, got the check ride done and completed. Now to keep practicing and building hours.

Also got my truck cabover campershell installed, it's basic but beats pitching a tent when your just truck...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Merc
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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-28-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 18,906
Posted By Merc
Good luck Oscar! Shoot me a PM before you leave...

Good luck Oscar! Shoot me a PM before you leave and we'll have a celebratory drink

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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,739
Posted By Merc
Awesome! Hopefully the weather stays nice for...

Awesome! Hopefully the weather stays nice for your trip. Shoot me a PM if you'd like to try and meet up for a drink

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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,739
Posted By Merc
Just for fun now, might take it to commercial...

Just for fun now, might take it to commercial levels later but that'll be a few years down the road if I do.

So much more access opens up when you get airborne.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,739
Posted By Merc
Don't be envious, I'm always open to visitors! ...

Don't be envious, I'm always open to visitors!

I'm still going to be spending part of the winter down in Texas too. Ice fishing only gets me out so much.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,300
Posted By Merc
Love what yall did with all the angles and the...

Love what yall did with all the angles and the step in it!

Genius putting the screen down before the deck boards.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-26-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,739
Posted By Merc
Well for anyone curious, I started another...

Well for anyone curious, I started another expensive hobby this trip home. Hoping to take my check ride later this week....
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,589
Posted By Merc
My caveat to the OP on the property purchase is,...

My caveat to the OP on the property purchase is, what'll the annual expenses be on that and can you continue to afford it in the long run?

Write out your pros and cons as well as you can on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,739
Posted By Merc
Figure I should add an update since I'm back home...

Figure I should add an update since I'm back home and getting things ready for fishing and camping season.

Picked up this toy over winter and had this guy stroll through the neighborhood. No...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By Merc
Those are always a blast congratulations on...

Those are always a blast congratulations on finishing. We used to do something similar in the military but called it a Monster Mash.



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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,906
Posted By Merc
What's the point of that normal savings account?...

What's the point of that normal savings account? Because it sounds like if you are already funding your retirement accounts, and covering your living expenses then that normal savings account would...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 956
Posted By Merc
Rustedhook out of Port O'Connor Jimbo Barnes (my...

Rustedhook out of Port O'Connor Jimbo Barnes (my uncle).

Pinfeather Guide service - Keith Hudson

All Seasons - Mike Powell

All great guides I've fished with multiple times.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-28-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,062
Posted By Merc
Something tells me that you'll drop that as your...

Something tells me that you'll drop that as your food weight starts decreasing!!

45# all in for 7 days is pretty great! If you haven't, can you post a gear list? I always like comparing to see...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,007
Posted By Merc
I was told I had 2 options when I graduated HS....

I was told I had 2 options when I graduated HS. Go off to college, or stay at home if I was in the community college before transferring to a 4 year school.

I took option #3 and enlisted because...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-22-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,389
Posted By Merc
Nope, and I follow that philosophy. Won't finance...

Nope, and I follow that philosophy. Won't finance any of my toys.

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-22-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By Merc
Theres a mini airboat forum that discusses this...

Theres a mini airboat forum that discusses this at length, and from everything I've read over there you don't want to use that narrow of a boat.

Lone Star Hovercraft has done a mini airboat that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-21-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Merc
I ordered mine from home depot a few years ago. ...

I ordered mine from home depot a few years ago.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-20-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,803
Posted By Merc
For what I'm making now I'm looking at 33% of...

For what I'm making now I'm looking at 33% of current income. But I'm not naive enough to believe this income will last forever so it'll probably turn into 75% once this work dries up.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-19-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,314
Posted By Merc
My "tiny house" is inside mine.... does that...

My "tiny house" is inside mine.... does that count?https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190419/a425b2970e0d5e0d5bdd78dbf72a3163.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-19-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,314
Posted By Merc
Mine when I first started moving stuff in. Seems...

Mine when I first started moving stuff in. Seems like there ain't hardly as much space anymore....https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190419/62fdbc3ca1e101f2b3b9a2c8c7249d73.jpg

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-19-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,062
Posted By Merc
Following this one as that's a dream DIY hunt for...

Following this one as that's a dream DIY hunt for me!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-18-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 20,513
Posted By Merc
Getting ready to list my place in POC. 3+ acres,...

Getting ready to list my place in POC. 3+ acres, near Captain's Quarters with a 30x50x16 shop/boat garage, RV hookup, well, septic and house pad built up. Ready to use now while you build what you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 848
Posted By Merc
No help on anything that hasn't already been...

No help on anything that hasn't already been said, but the northern California coastline is about the only saving grace for that state and I was raised just north of Napa.

If that's something...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-15-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,129
Posted By Merc
All those sandbags makes my back hurt. But...

All those sandbags makes my back hurt.

But the barn is looking nice!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-15-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,067
Posted By Merc
I do not, unfortunately my little boat isn't a...

I do not, unfortunately my little boat isn't a big fan of big water and I spend so much time overseas and up north it hardly leaves the back lakes and side channels.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-14-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,067
Posted By Merc
I'm planning to one of these winters, but haven't...

I'm planning to one of these winters, but haven't yet. When y'all do, start us a follow along thread.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-14-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By Merc
Exactly...autocorrect got me Sent from...

Exactly...autocorrect got me

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,516
Posted By Merc
Every situation is different. Sent from...

Every situation is different.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,516
Posted By Merc
I think we are on the same page, but I'm not sure...

I think we are on the same page, but I'm not sure haha.

Dollar cost averaging for those valleys and hills in the market is what helps. Then again so does diversification in assets, stocks, bonds,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,516
Posted By Merc
Since the history of the market, its slowly...

Since the history of the market, its slowly risen.

If that's completely gone, we'll all be in the same boat and my precious metal investments (lead, copper and brass) will come into play, coupled...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,516
Posted By Merc
I don't have anything to add other than this one...

I don't have anything to add other than this one bit of advice I was given when I separated the military from my Commander.

Never leave a job on bad terms, never know when you'll need them, or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By Merc
I'm assuming their box blind is elevated and that...

I'm assuming their box blind is elevated and that brush from the sat is what they will have to be shooting through? Is there a lane cut for them to shoot the deer under your feeder?

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By Merc
That's also illegal. For me, elevated, I wouldn't...

That's also illegal. For me, elevated, I wouldn't be worried, but to each their own.



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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By Merc
So.... you are worried about them shooting across...

So.... you are worried about them shooting across the property line to a hangon bow stand you have up in a tree?

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-10-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,331
Posted By Merc
Do a search for Twilight Metalwork, Luke is...

Do a search for Twilight Metalwork, Luke is distant family but they put out some pretty sweet rigs. Just did a hybrid, which would be pretty sweet for sneaking up on hogs.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-10-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,780
Posted By Merc
I did caribou this year, for the first time,...

I did caribou this year, for the first time, makes for a quick easy meal.

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