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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By giarcher
Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Zinfandel 2013 ...

Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Zinfandel 2013


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By giarcher
New project Honda CB360

Great find. That was my first bike about 32 years ago.


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Forum: Rate the Day Lease 07-01-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,864
Posted By giarcher
Chambers is a great ranch for the price. I hunted...

Chambers is a great ranch for the price. I hunted there last November and they have plenty of WT as well. You won't see trophy bucks at every sit but they have some very solid bucks in the ranch....
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,539
Posted By giarcher
I'm sleeping on a Leesa and so far it's been a...

I'm sleeping on a Leesa and so far it's been a great mattress. I tried a Tuft And Needle but it was too firm. The Leesa was firm at first and it took about a month for me to adjust or soften up some....
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,691
Posted By giarcher
Interesting article on bow prices impact on pro shops

Good article but it failed to acknowledge the negative effect of pro staff and pro bowhunters. Lee and Tiffany don't shoot Mathews for free. That cost is passed on to the consumer. The relationship...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By giarcher
Most of South Korea is very westernized. He can...

Most of South Korea is very westernized. He can buy just about anything we can buy. I always liked getting care packages that reminded me of home. It's always nice to get something from home like...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By giarcher
I've kept it for 3 years vacuum packed but that's...

I've kept it for 3 years vacuum packed but that's pushing it for paper wrapped. I start getting some freezer burn with paper after the second year.


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Forum: Rate the Day Lease 04-28-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,560
Posted By giarcher
Where would you go for an aoudad?

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170429/f40a8effb9391e02014c249307cc2081.jpg

I killed this one at Chambers. Not a 40" but a trophy for me.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By giarcher
Yup, poison oak. I'm dealing with the rash from...

Yup, poison oak. I'm dealing with the rash from some as I type. It's not a good time.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,123
Posted By giarcher
Prayers and thanks for everyone working in the...

Prayers and thanks for everyone working in the gas/oil industry. Dangerous and hard work and I'm grateful for those that do it.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,179
Posted By giarcher
Spine shot on a pig - pic

I spine shot a pig last Nov.
I'll take that shot over tracking one through Texas brush any day. Good shooting!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 870
Posted By giarcher
That explains why they took $500 of the bill. I...

That explains why they took $500 of the bill. I assume they do this as standard billing for customers they can rip off. They were likely trying to avoid you going to the BBB or local press.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By giarcher
Aoudad ewe hunt.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170326/4ad482852af8c6d3c7d6a2627f9e3c39.jpg

I shot this small ram and the meat tastes great. Slow cooked and it was fork tender. A ewe will be some good eating. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 870
Posted By giarcher
That's just pure greed and taking advantage of a...

That's just pure greed and taking advantage of a senior citizen in my opinion. I'm sorry this happened to you.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,336
Posted By giarcher
I can only give an opinion as a hunter. I like...

I can only give an opinion as a hunter. I like them for natural ground blinds. Great cover from movement and scent.

If I was a ranch owner I might feel differently.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 870
Posted By giarcher
tbh plumbers

The drain line appears to be going slightly uphill because the hot water line is too low. It's hard to tell in the picture.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 870
Posted By giarcher
tbh plumbers

Top end I would have billed $350 for everything. For two isolation valves...maybe $50-$75 depending how much time it took.
It's a shame she was charged that much from what I'm seeing and reading. ...
Forum: Rate the Day Lease 03-24-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,168
Posted By giarcher
Congrats to the young man! Life time of memories...

Congrats to the young man! Life time of memories right there.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,520
Posted By giarcher
New truck- already broken into

Don't stay near the AT&T center or west SA. Don't stay anywhere near the Ingram Park Mall. The safe bet is downtown by the Alamo but it's expensive. Near the airport (Loop 1604 & 281) would be safe...
Forum: Rate the Day Lease 03-19-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,105
Posted By giarcher
You'll see plenty of animals and some great time...

You'll see plenty of animals and some great time with the boys. Enjoy the hunt!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,520
Posted By giarcher
New truck- already broken into

Sorry for your luck. This is why I bought a factory alarm system with mine. It only cost me $400 to have the dealer install it. The factory system activates the entire truck. I dropped some wood in...
Forum: Rate the Day Lease 03-18-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,105
Posted By giarcher
Chambers bowhunting

Tons of Aoudad and rams of all types. One of the hunters in my group shot a very nice Texas Dall ram and the one youth hunter we had took a nice ram but I can't remember the species. He had a couple...
Forum: Rate the Day Lease 03-16-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,105
Posted By giarcher
Chambers bowhunting

No Red Stag at Chambers. The only options are Axis and WT.

You can go after a couple Fallow bucks he has running around. He has an albino for $$$$. Dustin would be the guy for the current cost...
Forum: Rate the Day Lease 03-13-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,105
Posted By giarcher
Dustin will take great care of you. He's Mr...

Dustin will take great care of you. He's Mr Chambers grandson and pretty much runs the place. He put me on animals every sit during a 4 day hunt this past Nov. I either shot an animal or had shot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By giarcher
Corpus Christi Crawfish Boil Location?

I'm heading to Corpus next week for a few days of vacation.

Any suggestions on a good restaurant or bar for crawfish and seafood?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-27-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 5,180
Posted By giarcher
Wall or no wall?

We don't need a wall. What we need is actual enforcement of laws and to send every captured illegal back to their country as criminals.

I wouldn't enter a country illegally because I'd end up in...
Forum: Traditional 01-10-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By giarcher
I ordered a 61" Brownell XS2 custom string from...

I ordered a 61" Brownell XS2 custom string from 60X Custom Bowstrings today. I'll report back on my finding.

Thank you to everyone who helped out. My first recurve is slowly coming together.

...
Forum: Traditional 01-08-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By giarcher
Rick - Thank you for this information. You...

Rick -

Thank you for this information. You just answered the second question I was researching...BH.
I know I've jumped into this project the hard way but I wanted to start with a solid...
Forum: Traditional 01-07-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By giarcher
Recurve String Length Question

Gary - thanks for the thread link. This was confirmed by an article I found by a string maker that goes by 60X on various forums.

61" is my final answer...after I confirm what I'm building is a...
Forum: Traditional 01-07-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By giarcher
I did a search before posting. I did not find the...

I did a search before posting. I did not find the old discussion. I hate being that guy dragging up old conversations. It was not intentional.

Thank you for the info. It sounds like a 60" or 61"...
Forum: Traditional 01-07-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By giarcher
Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using...

Thank you!


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Forum: Traditional 01-07-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By giarcher
Recurve String Length Question

I'm putting together my first recurve. I'm going the ILF route and have a blacked out Hoyt Excel 21" riser on order.

My research has me believe a 61" string is the correct length for a 64" bow. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,507
Posted By giarcher
If I remember it's 800 acres high fence. I hunted...

If I remember it's 800 acres high fence. I hunted there this past Nov and shot 3 hogs, an Aoudad and a WT. I shot over an axis doe and had shot opportunities every sit on a 4 day exotic hunt. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-24-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By giarcher
Question about eyes and glasses

Bifocals can be hard to adjust too and they are difficult to build right. The script being correct is just one step. They also have to get the optical center perfectly aligned to your pupils and the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-23-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By giarcher
Shrimp boil and crawfish boudin on the menu for...

Shrimp boil and crawfish boudin on the menu for me and the family

I was going to smoke some wild hog but the weatherman has forecasted rain.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 692
Posted By giarcher
The minimum CCA needed to start an engine is 1...

The minimum CCA needed to start an engine is 1 per cubic inch of engine for gas and 2 CCA per cubic inch for diesel. Unless your running the truck in minus 0 temps the 700 CCA will get the job done....
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,094
Posted By giarcher
Army question, please advise

You are correct. Until he's standing at boot camp, he can walk. However, it's likely going to be his one and only chance at getting into the military. It's something he needs to think about and not...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By giarcher
Sounds like I need to check out Bluebonnet.

Sounds like I need to check out Bluebonnet.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By giarcher
I need a good San Antonio Jeep Dealer

Both. I'm going to consider low mileage used. There are plenty of Jeeps rolling around SA that have never been on a gravel road and never see mud.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By giarcher
I need a good San Antonio Jeep Dealer

I'm looking to buy a Wrangler and would like to know if anyone can recommend an honest salesmen in the San Antonio area. I'm not looking to drive to Houston but I'll drive a few miles if needed.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,094
Posted By giarcher
She can be kicked out for fraudulent enlistment...

She can be kicked out for fraudulent enlistment for lying. This usually results in an other than honorable discharge. She will have one last chance to tell the truth when she returns to MEPS on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-03-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,459
Posted By giarcher
Remember the promotion board promoted you for the...

Remember the promotion board promoted you for the leader you are. Be the best SNCO you can be by being the same NCO you were. That "roof" is to protect and mentor the NCOs and airmen. Do that and the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By giarcher
I'd recommend Chambers Bowhunting Ranch. I...

I'd recommend Chambers Bowhunting Ranch.
I hunted there a couple weeks ago and Dustin would put him on some hogs. No size limits or added kill fees to worry about.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,458
Posted By giarcher
USAF Active Duty 1989-present (Retire 1 Jan...

USAF Active Duty
1989-present (Retire 1 Jan 2020)
Been stationed in Texas (3 times), Alaska, Maine, Utah, New Mexico, Missouri, Ohio, Mississippi and Korea. I've deployed to or been TDY to 23...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,279
Posted By giarcher
Same with me last week. I shot 2 that I thought...

Same with me last week. I shot 2 that I thought were good hits but too high. The third one I shot was like the OPs. Direct hit to the spine...no tracking required.
Forum: Rate the Day Lease 11-26-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,458
Posted By giarcher
Well done! Welcome to the addiction...

Well done!
Welcome to the addiction...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-25-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By giarcher
good hunt

Chambers is a great bowhunting ranch. I've been bowhunting for 34 years and this was one of the best hunts I've had. Dustin worked long hours and put me on animals every sit. I lost two hogs due to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,629
Posted By giarcher
I have sleep apnea - CPCP questions

Get a sleep study done and don't use a full face mask. Use a nose only or hybrid mask and you'll not have any issues. I'd recommend your wife go with you if you need a CPAP. The docs or tech can help...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,272
Posted By giarcher
Snake boots

Reaper - I was hunting in Missouri and had a very similar experience minus the cactus. I would not let go of my pop up blind until I finally realized the insanity of it all. Adrenaline will make a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By giarcher
I hope so because I'd shoot him. Sent...

I hope so because I'd shoot him.


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