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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2022, 07:45 PM
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Posted By 91cavgt
Found it under the passenger front seat next to...

Found it under the passenger front seat next to the jack. Thanks guys!!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By 91cavgt
Here is what I see when I open the fuel door. ...

Here is what I see when I open the fuel door.



There is no cap. You just open the fuel door and stick the gas nozzle in there. A little flap opens and you put gas in. But when putting gas in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By 91cavgt
How do you put gas from a gas can into a vehicle without a gas cap?

This is the first vehicle Iíve owned that has a capless fuel filler. It is a 2022 Ram 1500. Iím in the process of cycling through my generator fuel and went to put the fuel from a 5 gallon gas can...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,715
Posted By 91cavgt
Activity on the sun has been interesting today,...

Activity on the sun has been interesting today, to say the least. There have been 2 strong M class solar flares, and an x1 solar flare just occurred too. The source of 2 of the 3 step by flares we...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,272
Posted By 91cavgt
Following

Following
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2022, 08:04 AM
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Views: 61,634
Posted By 91cavgt
Prayers up for those in the path of this beast,...

Prayers up for those in the path of this beast, and for the workers who are coming to help restore utilities.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By 91cavgt
I noticed this sign today just north of 775/181...

I noticed this sign today just north of 775/181 heading south on 181.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By 91cavgt
That’ll sure get your blood pumping!!

That’ll sure get your blood pumping!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-25-2022, 05:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By 91cavgt
We look at those every time we pass there. ...

We look at those every time we pass there. Havenít stopped to look yet. It is north of Donop and 181 on the west side of 181.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,960
Posted By 91cavgt
Since the supply chain broke down.

Since the supply chain broke down.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,960
Posted By 91cavgt
I bought a 2022 Ram 1500 a couple of months ago...

I bought a 2022 Ram 1500 a couple of months ago south of San Antonio from Brown Ram in Devine. It was $7k under MSRP and they had zero dealer add ons. It was the best new vehicle purchase I’ve ever...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,628
Posted By 91cavgt
I found a nice laminated pamphlet called Edible...

I found a nice laminated pamphlet called Edible wild plants full of color photos and how to prepare them. Found it in the checkout lane at HEB of all places! It resides in my bug out bag now.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,059
Posted By 91cavgt
Wow! I didn’t know pistols could grow legs! Jk

Wow! I didn’t know pistols could grow legs! Jk
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,628
Posted By 91cavgt
If anyone wants or needs advice on prepping or...

If anyone wants or needs advice on prepping or where to start, send me a PM and I will gladly answer any questions or help guide you. It is never too late to start preparing. I don’t have all the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,628
Posted By 91cavgt
Be cautious with any prepper shows on TV. Most...

Be cautious with any prepper shows on TV. Most of them crank up the drama and theater to make the ratings better. A LARGE majority of prepper items are also what is commonly used with homesteaders....
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,628
Posted By 91cavgt
It is an odd coincidence! I did not write it,...

It is an odd coincidence! I did not write it, but now I REALLY want to read it!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,628
Posted By 91cavgt
I wish I knew what the odds were but I just donít...

I wish I knew what the odds were but I just donít know.

Bicycles are a great backup form of transportation. When I was a LOT younger I rode in a 50 mile bicycle race. Finished the first 25...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,628
Posted By 91cavgt
This!! I got stuck in that Rita mess...

This!!

I got stuck in that Rita mess because I deviated from my original plan. I have family around B/CS, and at one point the forecasts were taking it right up highway 6. Unfortunately, most...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,628
Posted By 91cavgt
For those that live in the city, you better get...

For those that live in the city, you better get with someone NOW that has property that you could go to. Going to your favorite place in a state park or any kind of government land is gonna be a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,516
Posted By 91cavgt
A large majority of the time, this is correct. ...

A large majority of the time, this is correct. The last new vehicle I purchased though was different.

Bought a 2022 Ram 1500 from Brown Ram in Devine Texas. The finance guy did his little speal...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By 91cavgt
Sounds like you need to hook a REALLY good...

Sounds like you need to hook a REALLY good scanner up to it, and data log till it shuts off, then go over the data logged info with a fine tooth comb.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,081
Posted By 91cavgt
I agree. Even the base model engines are no...

I agree. Even the base model engines are no slouch. Chevy has a turbo 2.7L 4 cylinder in the half tons that has some impressive low end torque. It has 310 hp and 348 ft lbs! For comparison, in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,172
Posted By 91cavgt
Prayers up. No matter how large things seem,...

Prayers up. No matter how large things seem, NOTHING is impossible for God.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By 91cavgt
If you start to get dizzy, you need to see a doc....

If you start to get dizzy, you need to see a doc.


Many years ago I had some debris fall in my ear while at work. It was just small enough to fall all the way to my ear drum and get stuck. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By 91cavgt
It is still just as easy. A few years ago on a...

It is still just as easy. A few years ago on a Chevy truck I had, I removed the fuse for the fuel injectors, then ran a pigtail from the two connections in the fuse box into the cabin, made my own...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,553
Posted By 91cavgt
This. I contacted my local credit union...

This.


I contacted my local credit union in regards to a future land purchase. They were able to tell me what I needed to do in order to get a better rate and better odds of approval. Part of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,600
Posted By 91cavgt
We have a joint account, and a joint savings...

We have a joint account, and a joint savings account, then each of us have our own checking accounts and savings accounts with banks and credit unions. Donít keep all your eggs in one basket!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,600
Posted By 91cavgt
If you donít budget for the non-essential stuff...

If you donít budget for the non-essential stuff then that is how a LOT of people end up in financial ruin, regardless of what your income is or how large your bank account is.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,496
Posted By 91cavgt
I went cold turkey from caffeine in 2003. ...

I went cold turkey from caffeine in 2003. Afterwards, I found that I no longer need anything to get me going in the mornings. Stimulants mess with your body. Go cold turkey, get through the week...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,600
Posted By 91cavgt
Look at how much money we saved!

Am I the only one that hates that phrase?


Look at how much money we saved.



Yeah, but look at how much you are spending. If you didnít spend that money then you would have saved a whole...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,937
Posted By 91cavgt
How much is your time worth? We tried...

How much is your time worth?



We tried one once. There was always a 6” wide patch in the back that never got cleaned. So we canceled the membership. I wash our vehicles before we go visit...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By 91cavgt
Here is the link. ...

Here is the link.


https://driving.ca/auto-news/crashes/epa-fines-michigan-diesel-truck-tuning-companies-10-million-dollars
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By 91cavgt
Knowing how our government loves to waste tax...

Knowing how our government loves to waste tax payerís money, it would not surprise me to see an update to the inspection station computers in the future that includes the cable and software to plug...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-10-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,964
Posted By 91cavgt
VERY nice write up!! As far as...

VERY nice write up!!


As far as degradation goes, I’ve got a Sharp 245 watt solar panel that is around 12 years old. It has lost about 10% of its output.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,715
Posted By 91cavgt
https://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/sun_dar...

https://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/sun_darkness.html



Power generation dropped offline in New England too, but no blackouts occurred there because we were able to send power in from...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2022, 11:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,715
Posted By 91cavgt
Odds are you have already experienced the effects...

Odds are you have already experienced the effects of a solar flare but just didnít know. Just like hurricanes, solar flares come in different strengths. The moderate ones will cause problems with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2022, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By 91cavgt
Keep in mind that if you receive more than $600...

Keep in mind that if you receive more than $600 in your Venmo, cash app, PayPal, or any of those things like that then you will have to pay taxes on that this next year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,715
Posted By 91cavgt
Well, we got VERY lucky. On September 5th, a...

Well, we got VERY lucky. On September 5th, a massive solar flare occurred. Luckily for us, it was on the far side of the sun. Instrumentation that measures a solar flares strength is not on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By 91cavgt
In 1992 I was in 9th grade in Bryan. We had 4...

In 1992 I was in 9th grade in Bryan. We had 4 stabbings that year. 3 were gang initiations (stabbing people in the back of their legs while walking in the halls in between classes), as another...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2022, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By 91cavgt
What year model? Some of those came with...

What year model? Some of those came with throttle body fuel injection that looks like a carb. Have you put a pressure gauge on the fuel line to see if you are loosing fuel pressure? There are a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By 91cavgt
The really sad part is if this happened in any...

The really sad part is if this happened in any other town, it would just be chalked up to gang violence and you wouldn’t hear anything else about it. This country of ours has a gang, drug, and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 929
Posted By 91cavgt
If any of you do go to work for a school...

If any of you do go to work for a school district, DO NOT work for a for-profit company that manages the buses for a school district. The buses are not maintained well, you get VERY little support...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 929
Posted By 91cavgt
Donít be sorry, Iím not!! God is using it for...

Donít be sorry, Iím not!! God is using it for great things, and the symptoms are mostly controlled right now. This just adds to my testimony!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 929
Posted By 91cavgt
That is correct. You donít accrue as much in...

That is correct. You donít accrue as much in your TRS retirement account as a teacher does, but it is still something. The quality of health insurance and what all it covers varies.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 929
Posted By 91cavgt
I can no longer pass a DOT physical after getting...

I can no longer pass a DOT physical after getting a diagnosis of Parkinsonís. Itís an instant fail regardless of the progression. I can still drive a vehicle, just canít drive a commercial vehicle...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 929
Posted By 91cavgt
I just had to downgrade my CDL. I drove for...

I just had to downgrade my CDL. I drove for school districts since 2013. If you want to drive a school bus, go ahead and apply to a school district. They will train you. You will need to take a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,721
Posted By 91cavgt
So this is not all finished. I received an...

So this is not all finished. I received an update email today from the state investigator that looked into this and this is what he had to say;




So the state did find that Volkswagen of Waco...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By 91cavgt
Ever since the roll out of 5G, dropped calls and...

Ever since the roll out of 5G, dropped calls and poor signal have plagued pretty much everyone regardless of the carrier. It’s just the nature of the beast with 5G. It has more bandwidth but the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2022, 11:25 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,828
Posted By 91cavgt
Was heading out to California on I-10. It was...

Was heading out to California on I-10. It was Labor Day weekend almost 20 years ago. Was making REALLY good time when cars ahead slowed to a crawl. By the time I got to the accident site there was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,628
Posted By 91cavgt
Accidentally, yes. Look up Starfish Prime. ...

Accidentally, yes. Look up Starfish Prime.




So this detonation was 900 miles away from Hawaii and was detonated at an altitude of 250 miles. It knocked out 3 low earth orbit satellites.
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