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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By jerp
I agree with Lean Machine's response. Stropping...

I agree with Lean Machine's response. Stropping did not work for me until I learned to get a good burr - like a thin wire - on the edge first. I then use either a leather strop or a cardboard wheel...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By jerp
I seem to remember that there have been...

I seem to remember that there have been gatherings of those folks in Texas from time-to-time at a national forest in east Texas.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-20-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By jerp
Despite all the zero tolerance talk I don’t see...

Despite all the zero tolerance talk I don’t see how they can prevent going right back to “catch and release” for illegals with kids.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,284
Posted By jerp
Congrats! Assuming she doesn't wise-up before...

Congrats! Assuming she doesn't wise-up before then, our 31st will come around in August.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-20-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By jerp
They already are. If they keep kids detained -...

They already are. If they keep kids detained - even with their parents - for more than 20 days it's a violation of the 1997 order. The Dems want to go back to releasing the entire family with a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By jerp
I'm with you - I try to limit my summertime lease...

I'm with you - I try to limit my summertime lease trips to weekends with highs below 95*. There may not be many of those this year. Guess I'm gonna find some inside projects to work on this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,492
Posted By jerp
Only once did I flip out over changing a diaper....

Only once did I flip out over changing a diaper. I opened it up and the poop was multi-colored . Red, green, purple, yellow and every color in between. I panicked thinking there was something...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-19-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By jerp
I don’t think this latest convulsion of outrage...

I don’t think this latest convulsion of outrage is going to pay the political dividends the democrats are hoping for. The open borders crowd will remained incensed but I’m confident that many normal...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By jerp
I can’t imagine doing casualty notification. That...

I can’t imagine doing casualty notification. That has to leave some deep scars.
Forum: Recipes 06-18-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By jerp
That looks awesome!

That looks awesome!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By jerp
So nice to watch it with no commercials - love...

So nice to watch it with no commercials - love watching movies on TCM
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By jerp
Like many men of his generation (born 1928) my...

Like many men of his generation (born 1928) my father was what you could call “stoic” - not given to displays of emotion. That was good in some ways - I never once saw him really lose his temper. He...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By jerp
I used to order those USGS topo maps through the...

I used to order those USGS topo maps through the mail, cut out the portion I needed then reduce it to a manageable size on the office copier
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By jerp
Beautiful country - great place for a ride. ...

Beautiful country - great place for a ride. Every other summer when I was a kid,
we drove from Tulsa to Richmond Va to visit my grandmother. Either coming or going we would stop at Smoky...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 820
Posted By jerp
That's tough news but at least you now know the...

That's tough news but at least you now know the extent of the damage and that it can be fixed. Hang in there brother and good luck with the surgery!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 695
Posted By jerp
I think Smart makes some good points about...

I think Smart makes some good points about windows - smaller is better. Unless you are using mesh, too many or too large windows are a recipe to get busted. The windows in this one are only 8" wide...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,857
Posted By jerp
I've gotten up to 50 a few times on extreme...

I've gotten up to 50 a few times on extreme downhills but all of Main Street is pretty flat - I can't imagine getting up to 54 even in a short sprint - impressive!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 695
Posted By jerp
I only shoot out the front window but having the...

I only shoot out the front window but having the other two at angles is nice because it enables me to see almost 180 degrees. Not only am I more likely to see game coming in, the increased view is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,675
Posted By jerp
With all the R&D they do it seems to me that if...

With all the R&D they do it seems to me that if that really worked, the HVAC companies would include it on their units from the factory.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-13-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 940
Posted By jerp
It is extremely unlikely to pass but just the...

It is extremely unlikely to pass but just the fact that they got enough signatures to be on the ballot really says something about voter dissatisfaction. The article says only 17% of people polled...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-12-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,133
Posted By jerp
Both heartbreaking and infuriating. For most of...

Both heartbreaking and infuriating. For most of us, if we saw a bunch of inbred yahoos throwing bottles in the river our first impulse would be to confront them about it. However, confronting drunk...
Forum: Traditional 06-12-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By jerp
Awesome. That right there is what started my love...

Awesome. That right there is what started my love for flinging arrows - BSA summer camp when I was 12 or 13.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,619
Posted By jerp
Yep I went back up at dawn this morning and...

Yep I went back up at dawn this morning and emptied about half a can in the hole. I will try again but the neighbors may wonder why why I am wearing a deep sea diving outfit:rolleyes:
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,619
Posted By jerp
I somehow knew you would chime in, Jeff! :p

I somehow knew you would chime in, Jeff! :p
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,619
Posted By jerp
I didnít think about taking pics until this...

I didnít think about taking pics until this morning and the swelling had mostly gone down - back to my normal ugly self instead of puffy-ugly:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,619
Posted By jerp
A few stings beats a broken leg

So yesterday afternoon I was on an 8ft ladder with a tray of tools with plans to fix a hole the squirrels chewed in a soffit . I just got started when wasps started boiling out of the hole right in...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-10-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By jerp
“Bulgarians for Ronald Reagan” (?!) That had to...

“Bulgarians for Ronald Reagan” (?!) That had to be a small subset of Reagan fans - I wonder how many of those are in circulation? Cool collection.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 983
Posted By jerp
I reviewed these lightweight gaiters a while back...

I reviewed these lightweight gaiters a while back - they work great
http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=666514
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By jerp
He was a rare one in that he was always civil -...

He was a rare one in that he was always civil - unlike the blowhard hyperbole so common among TV pundits. Sign of a good commentator -- even when you disagree with him on something he explains his...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,229
Posted By jerp
I am one of those who swore I would always change...

I am one of those who swore I would always change my own oil. (I'm no mechanic, but I can do that!) I broke that vow quite a few years ago when my wife started driving low-slung Japanese cars - I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,147
Posted By jerp
I think they are great knives, it's their sales...

I think they are great knives, it's their sales model that bugs me. I might try one if I could go online and buy a single knife. Instead it's a local kid, eg: son of a friend, who calls and says...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,586
Posted By jerp
I don’t know if there is intelligent life on...

I don’t know if there is intelligent life on other planets or if Earth has been visited by them. What I find ridiculous is people who say they are sure there isn’t and we haven’t. There are lots of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By jerp
Good. When you feeel you are right it is easier...

Good. When you feeel you are right it is easier to bow-up in righteous indignation and cut off all communication until the other person realizes they were wrong. Problem is, that almost never works....
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 820
Posted By jerp
Hopefully it is just bicep tendonitis. I have...

Hopefully it is just bicep tendonitis. I have had it before - just rest, ice and limit your movement. If it tore away from the bone it will not grow back on it's own - I think surgery is required
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,500
Posted By jerp
However it's mounted, have it wearing a t-shirt...

However it's mounted, have it wearing a t-shirt with a silk screen picture of three fat rednecks howling at a full moon.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By jerp
Corpus man chomped by headless rattler

I always heard this was possible but never heard of it happening. According to the story a snake with no body releases all of it's venom at once. Sounds like this guy came close to dying:...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-06-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 453
Posted By jerp
I have to disagree a bit with one of the author's...

I have to disagree a bit with one of the author's examples. Gravity as objective truth is a good one (a dropped brick will smash your foot whether you believe in gravity or not.) Objective morality...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,450
Posted By jerp
there were some bigguns' in there! Looks like...

there were some bigguns' in there! Looks like they wisely picked a cold day...
Forum: Traditional 06-05-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By jerp
Thanks Bisch!

Thanks Bisch!
Forum: Traditional 06-05-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By jerp
Does anyone have contact info for skunklady?

The buckle we sent her came back due to a bad address. I sent her a PM about it but she does not get on here very often. If anyone has her email or cell # please send me a PM. Thanks!
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-04-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By jerp
Ironic that it was Justice Kennedy that wrote the...

Ironic that it was Justice Kennedy that wrote the majority opinion. He also wrote the majority opinion in "Obergefel" declaring same sex marriage to be legal in all states.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-04-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By jerp
I expected Kennedy to rule in favor of the bakers...

I expected Kennedy to rule in favor of the bakers ( kind of a stretch to call him a "conservative" though - he's more 50/50) but Breyer and Kagan voted with the majority. That is a nice surprise.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,673
Posted By jerp
Weekdays I’m up at 5:30, at the gym by 6:30....

Weekdays I’m up at 5:30, at the gym by 6:30. Since I am usually asleep by 10:00 even on Friday/Saturday I get up no later than 6:00 on weekends. I have no desire to sleep-in on Sat/Sun - those are...
Forum: Recipes 06-03-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,619
Posted By jerp
My current favorite is “Quail Knots” from Texas...

My current favorite is “Quail Knots” from Texas Quail Farms. They are really good grilled but I like them best fried then tossed in a glaze of butter, honey and hot sauce. They are expensive ($85...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By jerp
The wind is supposed to start coming out of the...

The wind is supposed to start coming out of the north by 9:00 pm. Looks like two days in the low 90’s before another string of 100’s as far as the eye can see...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 546
Posted By jerp
It is easy to over- smoke meat especially using...

It is easy to over- smoke meat especially using mesquite. For example if what I am smoking takes 6 hours I will only have the mesquite chunks on for the first hour at most. The rest of the time it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,787
Posted By jerp
It’s a tough call. It is impossible for any of us...

It’s a tough call. It is impossible for any of us to do an immediate assesment to accurately determine who is a scammer and who is not. I’m not going to argue with either extreme - those who give to...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-31-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 957
Posted By jerp
Amazing and troubling. However it is not...

Amazing and troubling. However it is not surprising given the direction GB and most of Western Europe has been sliding for the last few years. The governments turn a blind eye to the violence of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,069
Posted By jerp
I am always surprised how many people canít see...

I am always surprised how many people canít see people like Jesse Duplantis for the cheesy charlatan he is. As far as ďbringing people to JesusĒ I am skeptical as to how much of that happens, at...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By jerp
Pistols Firing! Congrats Oklahoma State!

I know there are a small handful of OSU alums around here. The Cowboys won their 11th NCAA golf title today, beating Alabama in the final. That makes 52 titles across all sports - 4th among D-1...
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