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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I never did it, but worked with a bunch of them...

I never did it, but worked with a bunch of them way back in the day when I was an ER Nurse. Yes, you can make a bunch of money, but life on the road isn't for anyone. Additionally, most of the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-17-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,092
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I bought an O/U 12 ga. Yildiz a few years ago as...

I bought an O/U 12 ga. Yildiz a few years ago as a back-up/loaner shotgun. They are made in Turkey, sold exclusively by Academy, and warranty work is done by Briley in Houston, TX. The Turks make...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,120
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My son and I met Chance last Friday to pick up a...

My son and I met Chance last Friday to pick up a Euro mount he did for my son. Chance is a very nice guy. He was friendly and professional, and spent time talking to my son about his experiences in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,402
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My suggestion is to see your doctor, explain the...

My suggestion is to see your doctor, explain the situation to him/her and ask for a prescription for a topical steroidal cream. OTC cortisone is not going to help you with a reaction as you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,107
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I think it's actually a 6.25% increase, rather...

I think it's actually a 6.25% increase, rather than 5%. In any event, I find Academy isn't the same store it was in years past. Shopping there has almost as much fun as shopping at Walleyworld. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By Double-O-Dave
First of all, my condolences on the loss of your...

First of all, my condolences on the loss of your father.

Secondly, my immediate thought is as long as the person(s) taking the photos aren't interfering with the service, why couldn't they take...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-10-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,787
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Don't tell us, but your nickname is "Lucky" -...

Don't tell us, but your nickname is "Lucky" - right? I've had days like yours too. Hope your day gets better.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-08-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Thank you for posting this. I missed out on the...

Thank you for posting this. I missed out on the earlier sale for the flat CMC trigger. Their website must be very busy as it took me almost 20 minutes and lots of reloading to get my order...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I have a good internist as well as a good...

I have a good internist as well as a good urologist looking after my enlarged prostate gland. I've been taking tamsulosin for years without any side effects. A couple of years ago, I was having...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,513
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I have a buddy who was a Green Beret in Viet Nam....

I have a buddy who was a Green Beret in Viet Nam. Big guy, quiet, doesn't say much. He's also fluent in French and Vietnamese (as well as redneck). His wife talked him into going with her for a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,006
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Those units are very helpful, but be careful to...

Those units are very helpful, but be careful to use them as directed. A lot of people will apply them and run them almost continually. This not only slows tissue recovery (healing), but could also...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Good evening: Many thanks to all of you who...

Good evening:

Many thanks to all of you who responded. I appreciate your support, advice and guidance. My wife and daughter - his big sister - are going to put our heads together this weekend to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Thank you, Pilar. PM sent. Regards, ...

Thank you, Pilar. PM sent.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,523
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I'm not sure if this will work or not, but have...

I'm not sure if this will work or not, but have you contacted charitable organizations like the Salvation Army to see if they're interested in it? Years ago, I remember a guy who donated his...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Papa Bear, Dugie, Mudslinger, Toddcaster, and...

Papa Bear, Dugie, Mudslinger, Toddcaster, and Chongo:

Many thanks for your suggestions and advice. I've asked my son for the names and email addresses for his advisor and current professors. I'm...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Toddcaster: PM received. Many thanks. ...

Toddcaster:

PM received. Many thanks. Response pending.

Best regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Advice about Professional Hunting Guide training/education

Good afternoon:

My son (20 yrs. old) is a sophomore Natural Resource Management student at Angelo State University. He has dyslexia and problems with reading and comprehension, and he is really...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 942
Posted By Double-O-Dave
You'll probably laugh at me, but you need to...

You'll probably laugh at me, but you need to carry a whistle (like a referee or coach would carry) and a small but strong flashlight (I like the Streamlight Stylus Pro). These will be invaluable in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,092
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Wow! Some of y'all know your raptors! My...

Wow! Some of y'all know your raptors! My initial guess was a Chicken Hawk, but I'm not much of an ornithologist (nor a photographer). The Game Warden (GW) said she was guessing it was either a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-30-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,092
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Raptor ID

Something a bit different today, folks. Around noon today, something hit the side of the house LOUDLY. Investigation revealed the guy in the photo - dead after hitting a window.

Question -...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-29-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 920
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My son and I have hunted a lease in Goldthwaite...

My son and I have hunted a lease in Goldthwaite for the past 2 years. It's a privately owned ranch on about 500 acres - low fenced. My son has killed some nice bucks on the lease - 8, 9, 10 point...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,072
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Can't believe it - 32 posts and no one has yet...

Can't believe it - 32 posts and no one has yet said:

"Choot him!"


:D


Regards,
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 655
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Very nice. Your son has killed exactly one more...

Very nice. Your son has killed exactly one more pig with a bow than I have. The landowner on our lease gave my son and I permission to kill feral hogs with a bow this year, so we're looking forward...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,977
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I had the same thing done to me for hand surgery...

I had the same thing done to me for hand surgery - it's known as a Bier Block. I recall periods of sleep interrupted by someone (loudly) snoring, as well as some very inappropriate jokes and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-23-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Concur. We've been staying at the Island House...

Concur. We've been staying at the Island House for over 20 years. The prices have steadily gone up, and it's not as quiet as it once was, but it's still a great vacation spot for us. They now have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-22-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Double-O-Dave
PM sent. Good luck, Dave

PM sent.

Good luck,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-22-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 844
Posted By Double-O-Dave
As others have mentioned, the pop-up should work...

As others have mentioned, the pop-up should work without any problems, but if you could set him up in a ladder or tree stand you should have better luck. Also, less worries about movement and scent....
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-22-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I always liked the saying: "If you can't stand...

I always liked the saying: "If you can't stand behind our military members, then why don't you try standing in front of them?"

Regards,

Dave
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-16-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Double-O-Dave
My experience with shooting slugs from a smooth...

My experience with shooting slugs from a smooth bore, modified choke barrel is old, but valid. Despite being smooth bored, my own experience is that accuracy and range is somewhat dependent on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-12-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 985
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Practice is good, but I've seen a lot of people...

Practice is good, but I've seen a lot of people who think quantity, rather than quality. I think it's better to shoot 10 good shots with good form and technique, than making 100 mediocre shots. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,121
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Sir, I've been rolling this question around in my...

Sir, I've been rolling this question around in my head since I first read your original post, and have decided to submit this question for your daughter's consideration...she should ask Mr. Williams...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,121
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Good on your daughter for doing this. I think...

Good on your daughter for doing this. I think the biggest question not to ask is "how many people did you kill?" Yeah, I know, but I've seen this done a lot, and then the interviewer can't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Many years ago we were moving from one house to...

Many years ago we were moving from one house to another. While cleaning the shed, I found several boxes of old shotgun shells. At that time, I hadn't hunted for several years, and I couldn't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 3,981
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I entered. Thank you very much for the...

I entered. Thank you very much for the opportunity.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,637
Posted By Double-O-Dave
First time I did it - shortly after we got...

First time I did it - shortly after we got married - the wife said: "oooh!". The second time I did it (many years later) she said: "you're DISGUSTING!"

Cured that for me.

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,907
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Many years ago we had a lady at work who...

Many years ago we had a lady at work who developed "hot pants" following her divorce. She wanted me to "entertain" her, and as a 16 yr. old kid, I was both horrified and more than slightly tempted...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By Double-O-Dave
If you qualify, USAA is very good. Whenever I...

If you qualify, USAA is very good. Whenever I get sales calls from other insurance companies and they ask who I currently have insurance with, I respond "USAA", and they respond by saying "thank you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-03-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Deal Alert - Hang-on treestand

In stock at the Bastrop Walmart, Ameristep Hang-on treestand for $25.00/each. Includes a safety harness. This is the cheapest price I've seen for a new tree stand. It's made out of steel and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-03-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,225
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Chevy...like a rock Just sayin' ...

Chevy...like a rock


Just sayin'


Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-01-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,859
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Many years ago, I saw a snake trap made out of a...

Many years ago, I saw a snake trap made out of a length of bamboo (it was based on a design from some country in SE Asia). Anyway, the trap was open on one end, and the other end had holes drilled...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-01-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By Double-O-Dave
We just had ours done in January and it cost...

We just had ours done in January and it cost about $750.00 if I recall correctly. Code updates were the biggest part of the costs as our old water heater was over 12 yrs. old. BTW, ours is a gas...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-01-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I hope she don't buck too hard. :D Regards,...

I hope she don't buck too hard. :D

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-28-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Double-O-Dave
If you have a hack saw laying around, it will be...

If you have a hack saw laying around, it will be slower and more work, but you will get a smoother cut and can cut closer to the finished size. Still, go slow.

Good luck,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-27-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By Double-O-Dave
You guys ain't alone...I finally had to look it...

You guys ain't alone...I finally had to look it up:

https://capsulefeeders.com

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-27-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Yep...I think they use Daisy Red Ryder BB guns...

Yep...I think they use Daisy Red Ryder BB guns when determining how many guns a safe will hold. Double the capacity you think you need is a good rule of thumb. Check out Costco if one is near you. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-27-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,623
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Killing wild horses on Indian...

Killing wild horses on Indian reservations...hmmm, isn't that how "Billy Jack" got started?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Jack

Regards,

Dave
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I like high brass #6 shot for what you're wanting...

I like high brass #6 shot for what you're wanting to do. Devastating at close range, good for use as a general purpose critter getter at greater distances, still manageable as far as cost and recoil...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,225
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Everyone - thank you for your comments and advice...

Everyone - thank you for your comments and advice - greatly appreciated.

I've never heard of TruFuel, but with as many recommendations as y'all have given, I'll buy some to use in the saw. I...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-22-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By Double-O-Dave
I've got the same rifle - minus the jeweled...

I've got the same rifle - minus the jeweled hammer, and a guy at the range offered me $1,000.00 for it. Don't know if he was serious or not (I think he was), but I wasn't ready to sell at that time...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,225
Posted By Double-O-Dave
Need advice on buying a gas chainsaw

For about the past 20 years or so, I've gotten by around the yard with using an electric chain saw. Obviously, the cord is a real hassle, but I've made do with it. Looking around the back yard...
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