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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 09:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,388
Posted By mikebyrge
I'm scheduled for a Mohs procedure on my nose...

I'm scheduled for a Mohs procedure on my nose October 7th. They told me to expect significant scarring and 2-3 days recovery.

I have good health-insurance but the dermatologist would not...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By mikebyrge
Seven days old today - I bought seat covers at...

Seven days old today - I bought seat covers at Walmart :) I may get a bed-cover of some kind but other than that it will look like this 10 years from now.

First new vehicle I've had in 21 years.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By mikebyrge
Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2022, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By mikebyrge
Foundation repair - Houston

Anyone have recommendations for foundation repair in the Houston area? Iím in Kingwood on the NE side.

Thanks,
Mike
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2022, 06:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,609
Posted By mikebyrge
Bacon’s tackle in Shreveport could likely tell...

Bacon’s tackle in Shreveport could likely tell you about the Shreveport made lures. Etsy is a good resource for vintage fishing stuff too.

That Bronson fly-reel is worth $50-60.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By mikebyrge
I switch between Jesse Kelly and Michael Berry on...

I switch between Jesse Kelly and Michael Berry on my drive home from work….like them both.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By mikebyrge
Did a lot of it growing up in NW Louisiana. I...

Did a lot of it growing up in NW Louisiana. I know of a couple large clubs that still run dogs but they are all close knit and getting an invite is rare even for family and close friends.

In the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-25-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,965
Posted By mikebyrge
I've removed several by letting them soak in...

I've removed several by letting them soak in Kroil and using a heat-gun but I've got one in an old Winchester from the 1980's that I have given up on...it's not worth taking to a gunsmith.

Be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-22-2022, 05:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By mikebyrge
Iím not sure if that will work but Artís can tell...

Iím not sure if that will work but Artís can tell you and the are helpful.

The friction ring assembly can be modified to suit the load you are shooting,

If you are getting failures to eject or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By mikebyrge
Cracked forends on older A5’s, Remington 11’s and...

Cracked forends on older A5’s, Remington 11’s and the Savage 720’s are common. 70+ year old wood and long recoil-actions tend to cause that. A lot of those old guns need the recoil spring and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By mikebyrge
I’ve owned several 12 and 16 gauge model 11’s and...

I’ve owned several 12 and 16 gauge model 11’s and still have a nice 12 gauge. As someone mentioned above, they were made from about 1909 until 1947.

Some of the early 20 gauge guns had 2 1/2...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-20-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,332
Posted By mikebyrge
AntlerCollector that is a great picture! My boys...

AntlerCollector that is a great picture! My boys are 27 and 24 and we have our share of “shoot anything with horns” pics but that is a good buck in your pic.

I’ve killed a handful of deer with...
Forum: Traditional 08-19-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By mikebyrge
I’ve got a stave you can have - I’m in Kingwood. ...

I’ve got a stave you can have - I’m in Kingwood.

May be enough to get two bows from.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-15-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,761
Posted By mikebyrge
JM Marlins and Winchester 94’s have gone up a lot...

JM Marlins and Winchester 94’s have gone up a lot in the last few years.

The Marlins are getting some crazy amounts.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-15-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By mikebyrge
I had a Burris AR-332 for a while - it is 3x and...

I had a Burris AR-332 for a while - it is 3x and has an etched reticle so you can still use it if the battery dies.

It is not a "dot" but an illuminated reticle. For the kind of shooting I did, ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By mikebyrge
I saw him at the North Campus sometime in the...

I saw him at the North Campus sometime in the last few years....don't remember if it was in person or one of the Church wide broadcasts...

Unless he does something different, the message was about...
Forum: Traditional 08-08-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,214
Posted By mikebyrge
I got into Trad bows in the early 1990ís and was...

I got into Trad bows in the early 1990ís and was active for close to twenty yearsÖhavenít shot much since moving to the Houston area in 2013.

I was around some of the best shooters all over the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,342
Posted By mikebyrge
I use doubled-up pine 2x12's for the target face...

I use doubled-up pine 2x12's for the target face and two 2x4 for legs - lean it against a tree.

You can get a throwing Tomahawk from Midway, Cabelas, etc for about $35 and Academy sells throwing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,180
Posted By mikebyrge
I took Paxlovid when I had it in early May. ...

I took Paxlovid when I had it in early May. Didn’t think I was high-risk either but Doc sad because of my age (56) and bad symptoms at the time he recommended it.

Not sure if it helped me...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,249
Posted By mikebyrge
Graduated from College in March 1989 and went to...

Graduated from College in March 1989 and went to work for a big company - I've been in the Corporate world with three different companies since. (21 yrs / 8 yrs / 4 yrs)

Year 6 doubled...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 848
Posted By mikebyrge
Great news!! God is good

Great news!! God is good
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,918
Posted By mikebyrge
We have one of the Penguino brand units from...

We have one of the Penguino brand units from Costco and it works well - I think it was about $500.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,991
Posted By mikebyrge
I've been using bait casters for 45 plus...

I've been using bait casters for 45 plus year....thought I was way beyond the spincast gear.

I setup a Zebco Omega Pro rig for my daughter a couple of years ago and I am kind of embarrassed to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 948
Posted By mikebyrge
I’m right-handed and left-eyed and shoot rifles...

I’m right-handed and left-eyed and shoot rifles and shotguns from the left side. My Grandpa was a shotgunner and figured out I am left-eye dominate at a young age - probably 7-8 years old.

Glad...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 944
Posted By mikebyrge
My daughter’s boyfriend has family in Moscow just...

My daughter’s boyfriend has family in Moscow just North of Livingston. Us being from Louisiana (Shreveport Yankees) he was telling us about this really good Cajun place near Livingston called...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 918
Posted By mikebyrge
The Beach Cub in Ft.Morgan Alabama is a good...

The Beach Cub in Ft.Morgan Alabama is a good place for families with kids. We would go every year when are kids were younger.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By mikebyrge
Shreveport may be too far but a guy I went to...

Shreveport may be too far but a guy I went to High School with is considered one of the best track coaches in that area.

He is a high school coach but does track programs year round.

His name...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-23-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By mikebyrge
I rented one at the range a couple of years ago...

I rented one at the range a couple of years ago and was going to buy one then the "ammo shortage" hit and 5.7ammo was hard to find....may still be.

It is a very easy gun to shoot but is LOUD and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,404
Posted By mikebyrge
Had the Costco one for several years and no...

Had the Costco one for several years and no complaints.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,564
Posted By mikebyrge
I would have backed out of that deal too.... ...

I would have backed out of that deal too....


I've bought & sold a lot here the last 10+ years and I don't remember a "bad" transaction but it has become more of a hassle at times recently.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-18-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 941
Posted By mikebyrge
After you string the reel secure the line with a...

After you string the reel secure the line with a rubber band and soak the spool in warm water for an hour or so. (Monofilament line)

It will take out some of the “memory” from the spool and lesson...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2022, 05:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By mikebyrge
I was at the Woodlands concert this past weekend....

I was at the Woodlands concert this past weekend. Had a good time.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-24-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,198
Posted By mikebyrge
I've been "tracking" used trucks on Carmax, Texas...

I've been "tracking" used trucks on Carmax, Texas Direct and Carvana for several months and have noticed there are more available, at slightly lower prices in the last few weeks.

Maybe it is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By mikebyrge
Good words - Sorry for your loss.

Good words - Sorry for your loss.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-19-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By mikebyrge
It may just be the sight itself and not the...

It may just be the sight itself and not the entire base. I would remove the sight-blade and see if it is bent, etc.

I would have to get that fixed even if it meant sending the gun back to Ruger. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-16-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,198
Posted By mikebyrge
I started looking for a Tacoma in February and...

I started looking for a Tacoma in February and gave up...You can find them but I don't need one bad enough to pay what they are asking for them.

The new Nissan Frontier is nice too but the few...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,731
Posted By mikebyrge
I would be interested in going on a nice dove ...

I would be interested in going on a nice dove hunt somewhere this year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By mikebyrge
Thanks guys - y'all have convinced me to order...

Thanks guys - y'all have convinced me to order one :)
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By mikebyrge
I bought a cheap ($80) Tenkara kit from Amazon...

I bought a cheap ($80) Tenkara kit from Amazon and dabbled with it…caught a bunch of panfish on popping-bugs and san Jaun wrigglers at my “local” spots.

I can see it being useful in a pack but I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By mikebyrge
Horseman's Pocket Knife

I'm not a "horse" guy and have no idea....

AG Russell has a nice "Horseman's" pocket knife with a hoof-pick that I am thinking about getting as a grad present for a family friend.

I had planned...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,663
Posted By mikebyrge
Currently, tuition, books, dorm & meal-plan for a...

Currently, tuition, books, dorm & meal-plan for a State School in Texas (Sam Houston, SFA, etc) is right at $20k per year.

When my oldest (now 27) graduated from Louisiana Tech is was about $14k...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,698
Posted By mikebyrge
I gave up trying to find a new or or late-model...

I gave up trying to find a new or or late-model used Tacoma. You can get them but they are crazy high right now.

One of the dealerships mentioned above has a non-negotiable $4000 "dealer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,663
Posted By mikebyrge
My parents helped me as much as they could and I...

My parents helped me as much as they could and I am thankful for it. There was an expectation that I take it serious and I did.

I have, and will, pay for most of my kids' school too and they...
Forum: Traditional 04-26-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By mikebyrge
I miss going to that shoot - haven’t been since I...

I miss going to that shoot - haven’t been since I move to Texas 8 years ago. Won’t be able to make it this year :(

Hope y’all have a great shoot!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,163
Posted By mikebyrge
Good ones! I’m going to have to try that pond...

Good ones! I’m going to have to try that pond out sometime.
Forum: Traditional 04-14-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By mikebyrge
It has been a few years but I have made a pile of...

It has been a few years but I have made a pile of whitewood (mostly hickory) selfbows. I never fire-hardened any of them but keeping them in a "dry box" and managing the moisture content makes a big...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2022, 05:01 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,333
Posted By mikebyrge
Toughskins, Trax and a pack of colored Pocket...

Toughskins, Trax and a pack of colored Pocket t-shirts were my ďschool clothesĒ unti middle school. :)
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By mikebyrge
Small world… I played one year in the DABA then...

Small world… I played one year in the DABA then switched over to MABL/MSBL. Played in Plano in ‘96 the moved to Shreveport. Played MSBL there until I moved to Kingwood in 2013.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By mikebyrge
I would play if I was closer to Pasadena. Been...

I would play if I was closer to Pasadena. Been awhile but I played senior league baseball into my late 40’s.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,879
Posted By mikebyrge
Walmart sells popping bugs…that is what I use...

Walmart sells popping bugs…that is what I use most of time on ponds and creeks.

Pretty easy to make them using flip-flops too.
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