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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By mark1j
Smoky Mountain Knife Works in Pigeon Forge is a...

Smoky Mountain Knife Works in Pigeon Forge is a must do. Get there when they open, it can get busy.

Drive the Little River Gorge rd to Townsend and drive the upper Tremont rd for a peaceful...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 945
Posted By mark1j
Pole Saw and Hedge Trimmers?

I need to buy new hedge trimmers and also need a pole saw. I dont want to spend 300-400 dollars for each one that will only be used 3-4 times a year.
Lowes has a Craftsman brand for $220 that can...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By mark1j
Planning Moab UT trip

I have questions about a trip to Moab in April. Flying to Vegas and renting a vehicle and making a loop around southern Utah. Most time will be spent in Moab, Grand Staircase, and Capitol Reef.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,313
Posted By mark1j
Learn and know your equipment operating...

Learn and know your equipment operating limitations and know your clearnace / LOTO procedure like the back of your hand. The one thing that will get somebody ran off from here is violating the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 978
Posted By mark1j
Flat top griddle for stove

Any body have any experience with these. Thinking about getting one. Would i be better off just getting a blackstone.

https://steelmadeusa.com
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-24-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,029
Posted By mark1j
If your driving dont forget to bypass Memphis due...

If your driving dont forget to bypass Memphis due to that bridge closure.

If you dont like crowded bars do not go on a weekend. We usually stroll down broadway until we hear somebody that sounds...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By mark1j
Those are awesome. Can you show or tell me the...

Those are awesome. Can you show or tell me the process of making those. I have a lot of antlers laying around and would like to make something like that. Where do you get the blades. PM me if you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-25-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,243
Posted By mark1j
Regarding #4; We sat down at a restaurant for...

Regarding #4; We sat down at a restaurant for supper and we watched a lady pull her own spray bottle out of her purse and started spraying the air around her. She did it multiple times while we...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-30-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By mark1j
Online Resume Builder Websites?

Has anybody ever used a online resume builder? Helping wife with applying for a job in a similar field that she is in now. Neither of us have done a resume in 20yrs. This may be a one time shot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-30-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By mark1j
Check out some of the State Parks in TN. The...

Check out some of the State Parks in TN. The Smokies are nice but can be crowded especially the popular areas. Fall Creek Falls SP, Cummins Falls SP, and Rock Island SP are awesome areas for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-30-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,853
Posted By mark1j
I know you said Durango but we enjoyed Pagosa...

I know you said Durango but we enjoyed Pagosa Springs and Ouray areas more than Durango. Less crowds and better scenery IMO. Kids and myself enjoyed the Hot Springs in Ouray. That being said, we...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-20-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,071
Posted By mark1j
Been all over TN recently except Memphis area and...

Been all over TN recently except Memphis area and they are running wide open with no restrictions. Was not asked one time to wear a mask.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,818
Posted By mark1j
Antelope Canyon in Page AZ Escobars Mexican...

Antelope Canyon in Page AZ
Escobars Mexican restaurant in Kanab
Johnson Canyon rd outside of Kanab
Oscars Café in Springdale (Zion)
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 812
Posted By mark1j
We are headed to the area in June. Already have...

We are headed to the area in June. Already have accommodations booked. After seeing this I am going to have to rethink where we are staying. Looks awesome.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 536
Posted By mark1j
Do not go downtown on a weekend. Sunday night...

Do not go downtown on a weekend. Sunday night and Monday night is the best time to hit the bars. Hattie B's for lunch. The Vanderbilt location will have a long wait. There is another location...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,600
Posted By mark1j
I have no answers for you. Im going on 20 years...

I have no answers for you. Im going on 20 years working 12hr swing shift. My routine is 3-4 hours of sleep each day / night then on the 3rd or 4th one I will pass out. Wife and kids have learned...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-28-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,058
Posted By mark1j
I would get lost in there. I wouldn't know which...

I would get lost in there. I wouldn't know which house was mine.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-18-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By mark1j
I will be installing a lorex camera system this...

I will be installing a lorex camera system this spring. A coworker installed these and I was impressed with the camera picture and the app that goes along with them.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-31-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By mark1j
Good read.

Good read.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-31-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,547
Posted By mark1j
What is the top one. Need description please. ...

What is the top one. Need description please. Heck I like all of them, need description for all of them.
Forum: Recipes 12-31-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,006
Posted By mark1j
Looks good. Going to try this.

Looks good. Going to try this.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By mark1j
I can choose funds. I’m still 15-20 years from...

I can choose funds. I’m still 15-20 years from retirement but I don’t think my job will be here that long. I have never talked to an advisor. Should I talk to a Fidelity rep or find an independent...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By mark1j
Yes

Yes
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By mark1j
401k Question

My 401k is somewhat heavily invested in the oil and gas sector. With Biden coming in, would it be wise to get away from the oil and gas investments? Also my job could be in jeopardy in the next few...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-12-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By mark1j
Boot knife sheath

Can any leather workers give any insight or examples of adding/attaching a leather knife sheath to a leather lace up work boot. I'm wanting to permanently attach a sheath. I don't want any straps. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-12-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,274
Posted By mark1j
I went to trade school for Industrial...

I went to trade school for Industrial Electrician. If I were to do over I would either do Hvac or Nursing. Wife works in medical. Opportunities are endless in nursing. Wife has friends that work...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 26,173
Posted By mark1j
The Jerk (comedy)

The Jerk (comedy)
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-24-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By mark1j
Would like a post-trip report. I am wanting to...

Would like a post-trip report. I am wanting to do the same thing in the next year or two. Drove through the Silverthorne area in July on the way to Steamboat and the area looked awesome for trout...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By mark1j
I really like the diamondbacks and that's what...

I really like the diamondbacks and that's what I'm leaning towards. Thanks for the suggestions so far. Are they difficult to put on and off?
Forum: Recipes 09-12-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By mark1j
When I googled it something called Curtido comes...

When I googled it something called Curtido comes up. I don't know if this is it or not.
Forum: Recipes 09-12-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By mark1j
Mexican Cabbage Salsa?

Ate at a Mexican restaurant in Glenwood Springs CO called Tequila's. Along with the normal salsa they also served some kind of cabbage dip or salsa that was very good. I have never seen this served...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,077
Posted By mark1j
My house had them bad a few years ago. Started...

My house had them bad a few years ago. Started getting a quarterly spray from pest company. The spraying has helped but one will still show up occasionally. Most of the time in the bathrooms.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By mark1j
Secure truck bed storage

I'm looking for ideas on secure truck bed storage for traveling that can include tool box. I would also like to be able to remove it fairly easily so I can still use the bed for hauling larger...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By mark1j
For folks that like U.S. history

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/

I came across this rabbit hole. This will keep me entertained for the rest of the night at work.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-18-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By mark1j
Good info. Thanks for the responses.

Good info. Thanks for the responses.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-17-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By mark1j
Marlin 336 question

I bought a new to me {never been fired} 1989 Marlin 336 30-30. It has no sling attachments. There is a spot on the stock with an inlay where it looks like a stud should go. Question is, does this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,137
Posted By mark1j
I have a crossbreed reckoning. Also considering...

I have a crossbreed reckoning. Also considering getting a N8 Tactical. The new Alien gear modular system has caught my attention too.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,486
Views: 136,260
Posted By mark1j
I need this info also. Especially need something...

I need this info also. Especially need something that can break down to travel and fly with.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 12,118
Posted By mark1j
Was going to post this.

Was going to post this.
Forum: Photography 08-17-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,714
Posted By mark1j
Awesome pictures. Just got back from there...

Awesome pictures. Just got back from there ourselves. We did Estes Park, Steamboat Springs and Glenwood Springs.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,870
Posted By mark1j
Eddie Bauer guide pants. Catch them on sale.

Eddie Bauer guide pants. Catch them on sale.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,703
Posted By mark1j
What holsters are yall using. Im looking at...

What holsters are yall using. Im looking at getting a N8 tactical. Currently using a Crossbreed Reckoning.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By mark1j
The weather in that area that time of year can be...

The weather in that area that time of year can be tricky. Could be cold and snowing or it could be in the 80's. Best of luck.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By mark1j
Rock Island State Park, Fall Creek Falls State...

Rock Island State Park, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Burgess Falls State Park. All of these are within an hour of Cookeville. Bring your swimming trunks and let the kids swim at the falls. Some of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,246
Posted By mark1j
We did a similar trip 2 years ago. We had...

We did a similar trip 2 years ago. We had planned to take the Durango/Silverton train but that was shut down due to a fire. The Ore House in Durango serves a good steak. We drove up to Ouray and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,154
Posted By mark1j
I work in the electric utility business. I do...

I work in the electric utility business. I do not work directly with the wind turbines but I can tell you what little I do know regarding generation and transmission. We have 40 year contracts with...
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