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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,775
Posted By rockyraider
My point is, the OP still hasn't provided, unless...

My point is, the OP still hasn't provided, unless I missed it, ANY background that would enable even the most trusted, competent professional the ability to offer advice. Just saying, hey I've got...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,775
Posted By rockyraider
First off, I would be very hesitant to listen to...

First off, I would be very hesitant to listen to advice given on an internet forum. No disrespect on anyone, but medical and financial advice are both things that you better seek out experienced...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,360
Posted By rockyraider
Sorry, I'm no help with what coffee is best in...

Sorry, I'm no help with what coffee is best in the Keruig, but whats highlighted above is why mine has been sitting on a shelf in my garage for several years. I gave it several tries but at the end...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,021
Posted By rockyraider
I've heard people talk about it. Those little...

I've heard people talk about it. Those little bottles are what, like $3 a piece. I go through one a year if that. I can't see how that's worth the time and aggravation unless you're burning...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,321
Posted By rockyraider
Based on your posts, you need to educate yourself...

Based on your posts, you need to educate yourself on investing in the equities markets and seek some well chosen professional advice. I would suggest reading and listening to some of Jack Bogles...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-19-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,752
Posted By rockyraider
This, and 4x4 too please. Short bed with tool...

This, and 4x4 too please. Short bed with tool box = worthless
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,431
Posted By rockyraider
Anything.243 to 7mm-08. Most are soft shooters...

Anything.243 to 7mm-08. Most are soft shooters and relatively efficiently calibers. I personally like .243 as every hunter should own one just because itís pretty much the perfect Texas deer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-11-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By rockyraider
Excellent message and so true. We are wayyyyy...

Excellent message and so true. We are wayyyyy too consumed with material things, keeping up with the Jones', working more hours to make more money just so we can blow it on useless junk we don't use...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-10-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By rockyraider
Do you sell them? Those would make great...

Do you sell them? Those would make great Christmas gifts. I like!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,638
Posted By rockyraider
All of a sudden no one here wears starched jeans,...

All of a sudden no one here wears starched jeans, come on now!!! LOL. Its a personal choice, no big deal either way. I prefer to wear starched jeans, been doing it that way since high school. They...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By rockyraider
I work in law enforcement and we train a lot...

I work in law enforcement and we train a lot these days in first aid in the field. A lot of stuff/techniques/advancements have come out of our military fighting in the middle east. Obviously a cell...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By rockyraider
I'll check it out, thanks!

I'll check it out, thanks!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-04-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By rockyraider
Suggestion for shooting support (tripod)

We set up a pop up at a feeder we placed way at the back of our place a few weeks ago. We hunted it this weekend. All is good except for where the windows are positioned. To make a long story...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,168
Posted By rockyraider
Congratulations, I'm sure that's a great feeling!

Congratulations, I'm sure that's a great feeling!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,360
Posted By rockyraider
34? Not me, stomach like a steel trap most of...

34? Not me, stomach like a steel trap most of the time. I do have acid reflux some times but not usually from spicy food. Omeprozole knocks it out when I get it. Honestly, I don't enjoy stupid...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,443
Posted By rockyraider
I’ve had it fried several times, it’s okay, I...

I’ve had it fried several times, it’s okay, I could take it or leave it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By rockyraider
Come on, she's just trying to live the hood life.

Come on, she's just trying to live the hood life.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,126
Posted By rockyraider
$200 Ariat/Twisted X = Made in China

$200 Ariat/Twisted X = Made in China
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,848
Posted By rockyraider
Not a fan of the original, but then again I don't...

Not a fan of the original, but then again I don't really enjoy drinking plain carbonated water of any persuasion. I can do the lime, still not really in love with it, never tried the grapefruit. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By rockyraider
I went with Discount Tire. I had already talked...

I went with Discount Tire. I had already talked to them but I could get a better price on Michelin tires at Sam's or Costco. I've bought many sets of tires from Discount over the years and have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By rockyraider
Lasik......

Lasik......
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By rockyraider
I like Discount tire too, I've bought plenty of...

I like Discount tire too, I've bought plenty of tires from them as well. Thanks for the reminder.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By rockyraider
Tires - Sam's vs. Costco

Anyone buy tires from either place? I'm in need of some new tires for my Dodge 2500. I've had good luck with Michelin tires but I'm open to suggestions. I don't want mud or aggressive grip tires,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,409
Posted By rockyraider
What are the hours? Not sure I'd like the two...

What are the hours? Not sure I'd like the two day shifts then two night shifts. That seems like a LOT Of switching back and forth.

I have worked 12hr shifts for most of my 16+ year career. We...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-16-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,424
Posted By rockyraider
No safety just my trigger finger.

No safety just my trigger finger.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,098
Posted By rockyraider
1. If you aren't maxing out your 401k do it...

1. If you aren't maxing out your 401k do it before you worry about supplemental investing.

2. If you are doing #1, open a ROTH IRA with vanguard and buy their S&P 500 index.

3. Most pros...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,071
Posted By rockyraider
I like Paulaner and Spaten Oktoberfest. Both are...

I like Paulaner and Spaten Oktoberfest. Both are great beers.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,549
Posted By rockyraider
I'd get an RTIC when they have one of their 25%...

I'd get an RTIC when they have one of their 25% off sales.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,627
Posted By rockyraider
I haven't been in that situation, but I would...

I haven't been in that situation, but I would think an engagement ring would be appropriate even for a second marriage. That is unless you guys have agreed on something else based on prior...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By rockyraider
Hot dogs and asparagus, interesting combo.

Hot dogs and asparagus, interesting combo.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 14,562
Posted By rockyraider
So sorry for your loss. You are absolutely...

So sorry for your loss. You are absolutely correct that every day we are given on this earth is a blessing. None of us know when it will end for ourselves or our loved ones. In my line of work I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By rockyraider
I don't know what the Dallas Fair Park is. Is it...

I don't know what the Dallas Fair Park is. Is it a private location or is it owned/operated by the county or city? I'm not an attorney, but I am LEO. If its private, I believe they can pretty much...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,410
Posted By rockyraider
Funny how experiences can differ from person to...

Funny how experiences can differ from person to person. The only thing Husquvaurna Iíve ever owned is my blower. Bought it several years ago. Itís been a POS since I bought it. Itís never really...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,585
Posted By rockyraider
There are plenty of good deals out there, you...

There are plenty of good deals out there, you just have to look. I wouldn't rely on going to boat dealerships to look at boats and expect to get a real good deal on a used boat. I have a good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,799
Posted By rockyraider
Its been my experience in my own neighborhood...

Its been my experience in my own neighborhood (middle class neighborhood $230-$270kish homes) that the handful of homes that have been sold and became rentals are typically not cared for like all of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By rockyraider
I'm sure your knife was their CV steel version...

I'm sure your knife was their CV steel version being that it developed a patina. In the trapper, you can either get CV steel or stainless. I prefer CV carbon steel.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,943
Posted By rockyraider
Chips, come on now, its August in Texas,...

Chips, come on now, its August in Texas, everything is hot.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,684
Posted By rockyraider
I've heard a lot about this type stuff on the...

I've heard a lot about this type stuff on the late night radio show Coast to Coast. Pretty interesting to hear the conspiracy theorist and fringe end of timers talk about some of this stuff. Its...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,856
Posted By rockyraider
My home will always be here in Texas, retired or...

My home will always be here in Texas, retired or otherwise. I'm not a mountain person, nice to visit and see once every so often, but I have no desire to be there full time. If I ever got the bug...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,265
Posted By rockyraider
Not a huge fan, I prefer Modelo, Pacifico,...

Not a huge fan, I prefer Modelo, Pacifico, Bohemia, etc... are all better beers in my opinion. I've gotten to where I enjoy hoppy beer so much I can't drink but one or two non-hoppy style beers.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,813
Posted By rockyraider
This.... We are all so much more connected...

This.... We are all so much more connected today, yet so much more disconnected as human beings in so many ways due to cell phones. I honestly believe there will be, and there probably already is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,757
Posted By rockyraider
Just FYI, Lucchese will re-do/rebuild boots as...

Just FYI, Lucchese will re-do/rebuild boots as will many custom boot makers. A buddy acquired several pair of Lucchese Classics recently. They were probably three sizes too big for me. We sent...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,251
Posted By rockyraider
Thankfully I've never had to pay child support, I...

Thankfully I've never had to pay child support, I feel for you guys who have been taken to the cleaners. I've always felt that "child support" far too often is really ex-spousal support. I've...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 10,030
Posted By rockyraider
I was 25 and 27 when mine were born. Its a weird...

I was 25 and 27 when mine were born. Its a weird feeling to know that in four years, we'll be empty nesters at 45. Good friend of mine got started late, he just had his second at 40. Its so...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,856
Posted By rockyraider
Dang, never seen one to seeing several dozen in...

Dang, never seen one to seeing several dozen in the last three weeks? I'd be staying in a hotel until I found out where they were coming from and the problem was fixed! I hate the things more than...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,067
Posted By rockyraider
I'm a grumpy A-hole, so take it for what its...

I'm a grumpy A-hole, so take it for what its worth. I have never been to one and don't plan on going. Fortunately I've always had to work when these things come up. There may have been one or two...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,238
Posted By rockyraider
Scotch has gotten expensive. I usually shop the...

Scotch has gotten expensive. I usually shop the sales and purchase when I find a good deal. I've tried lots of them, like them all. I just can't drink $50+ bottles of single malt on a regular...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,098
Posted By rockyraider
There is no excuse for littering like that... ...

There is no excuse for littering like that... Two quick experiences with how trashy people are.

1. I grew up going to Port A multiple times a summer and have continued doing it as an adult. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By rockyraider
Schizophrenia at its finest.

Schizophrenia at its finest.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By rockyraider
What’s the barrel twist rate? Make sure you are...

What’s the barrel twist rate? Make sure you are shooting bullets that the barrel will stabilize. I have an old Savage 110 .223 with an 11-1 twist I believe. Won’t shoot anything over 60gr, tried...
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