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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By IkemanTX
I think I saw where you said this was upstairs…...

I think I saw where you said this was upstairs… I’d be willing to bet that a good portion of your sound transfer is through the floor.

If the room is carpet, I would look at lifting the carpet in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,403
Posted By IkemanTX
I still have my old gaming keyboard with 18 macro...

I still have my old gaming keyboard with 18 macro keys that can be assigned up to 3 profiles each…


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,403
Posted By IkemanTX
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0751CBXBT/ref=cm_sw_r_c...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0751CBXBT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_TQYF0TCQ9DMKGSKCKA50

Sound deadening mat would probably be the best go-to after replacing the hollow core door.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,107
Posted By IkemanTX
It would have been better if all the atrocities...

It would have been better if all the atrocities over human history could be undone, but no one alive today is capable of undoing the past. So, it is time to improve what we have NOW, and get over...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 17,599
Posted By IkemanTX
It is high time for some civil unrest if they...

It is high time for some civil unrest if they keep trying to take away our god give rights…


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 933
Posted By IkemanTX
We are pst the “what happens when” state…. ...

We are pst the “what happens when” state….
Facebook is already flagging actual fact and direct links to medical research as “misinformation”
There are even instances of them removing posts linking...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,373
Posted By IkemanTX
A big ‘ol train horn on the truck would scare her...

A big ‘ol train horn on the truck would scare her bad enough that she’d stop!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,971
Posted By IkemanTX
Yes, he is. Has been for years. Sent from...

Yes, he is. Has been for years.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,135
Posted By IkemanTX
This is why I do purely euros…. At my budget, my...

This is why I do purely euros…. At my budget, my deer mounts would look like the worst bobcat mount you’ve ever seen.

I’d always told my wife I wouldn’t mount one until I got a public land P&Y,...
Forum: Recipes 07-12-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,529
Posted By IkemanTX
It actually produces T-cells (a type of white...

It actually produces T-cells (a type of white blood cell) and Thymosin (a hormone that stimulates T-cell development). It is essentially an “immune system in an organ” that covers the body in early...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-12-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,744
Posted By IkemanTX
I will be carrying deep conceal and appendix...

I will be carrying deep conceal and appendix carry after Sept 1st when the constitutional carry goes into effect. The deep conceal is harder to draw, but the barrel is in front of my junk instead of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-12-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,744
Posted By IkemanTX
I would love to know the detailed story on the...

I would love to know the detailed story on the judge friend defending himself…


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Forum: Recipes 07-11-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,529
Posted By IkemanTX
Sweetbreads are actually thymus glands, which are...

Sweetbreads are actually thymus glands, which are part of the immune system. They slowly disappear as an animal matures, so most of our deer won’t have them remaining by the time they make the target...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-10-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,744
Posted By IkemanTX
Secure storage, good training of the kid, out of...

Secure storage, good training of the kid, out of reach if possible.

We have 3 chambered pistols (with full mags) in the house, one in my vehicle, and a 20ga with home defense rounds that also has...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,085
Posted By IkemanTX
There’s a few more than 9,000 people in Fort...

There’s a few more than 9,000 people in Fort Worth…


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-09-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 17,020
Posted By IkemanTX
Tagging along waiting for applications to open. ...

Tagging along waiting for applications to open.


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Forum: Photography 07-08-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By IkemanTX
I’m with ya on not wanting to leave southern...

I’m with ya on not wanting to leave southern Colorado at the end of a vacation. But, that state is absolutely dominated politically by Denver, which is going off the liberal deep end with California...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,340
Posted By IkemanTX
I threw more than a few lit mortar shells over a...

I threw more than a few lit mortar shells over a lake or the red river in my day… looking back, I’m lucky I didn’t lose a hand too. Those fuses would jump on you every now and then.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,700
Posted By IkemanTX
That is absolutely amazing! Sent from my...

That is absolutely amazing!


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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-05-2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 4,865
Posted By IkemanTX
Extreme f.o.c or heavy arrow

So… after arguing with me, for an entire 2 days, about shooting heavier arrows you drop this line….. (and I’ll use the same grammar mistakes to be as accurate as possible)

QUOTE: “By the way...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-04-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 4,865
Posted By IkemanTX
Then hunt your light arrows, and I will continue...

Then hunt your light arrows, and I will continue punching my heavy ones straight out the back of my targets… and deer.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By IkemanTX
Mushroom ID

Highly sought after edible mushroom.

The above “Meadow Mushroom” is the correct ID.

They are best when they are still in button form, but those are plenty edible still. Sauté with some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,487
Posted By IkemanTX
The erosion of wages (adjusted for inflation)...

The erosion of wages (adjusted for inflation) over the last 40-50 years is directly tied to the shift from single income homes to double income homes. When you almost double the percentage of...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-03-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 4,865
Posted By IkemanTX
The “variable” is an integral part of the physics...

The “variable” is an integral part of the physics question. It is a part of the minimum performance requirements. It doesn’t matter if the 380 grain arrow penetrates ballistic gel ever so slightly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,938
Posted By IkemanTX
The wife and I will be splitting a steer with my...

The wife and I will be splitting a steer with my parents next year. They just had a whole cow butchered, and as long as the wait list was, she was a big ‘ol girl. So, it will be a while.

Never go...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-03-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 4,865
Posted By IkemanTX
550? Most likely. I wouldn’t be surprised if the...

550? Most likely. I wouldn’t be surprised if the only difference between my 710 and 550 is the broken femur not happening.

Now, I know a 350 grain wouldn’t have done it. I’ve shot enough of those...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-03-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 4,865
Posted By IkemanTX
If these were stoic, stationary targets…. I would...

If these were stoic, stationary targets…. I would halfway agree. It has been proven time and time again that a whitetail can drop more than 7 inches from arrow release to impact, even with a fast...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-03-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 4,865
Posted By IkemanTX
The overall answer is to shoot the heaviest, most...

The overall answer is to shoot the heaviest, most FOC, arrow that works for your desired shooting distance / trajectory preferences, and put an insanely sharp cut on contact broadhead on the pointy...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-03-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 4,865
Posted By IkemanTX
I was in the middle of writing out a long...

I was in the middle of writing out a long response explaining why this is incorrect, but this 2016 post from another forum does a much better job.

QUOTE:
There is very little you can do about...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,670
Posted By IkemanTX
I was asked to take the Mensa at one point, but...

I was asked to take the Mensa at one point, but never did. I seriously doubt I would have made the cut, though.


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Forum: Photography 07-03-2021, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By IkemanTX
Nice. We have had a pair of Cooper’s that have...

Nice.
We have had a pair of Cooper’s that have nested near our neighborhood pool for 3 years now. It is always cool to watch them.


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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-02-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 21,626
Posted By IkemanTX
More data for the conversation… ...

More data for the conversation…


https://youtu.be/ZCtp1SnPliY


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 15,358
Posted By IkemanTX
Well, I’m 34 and doing better than all of those...

Well, I’m 34 and doing better than all of those age brackets… I guess that’s a good start.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 15,358
Posted By IkemanTX
R.E. Was supposed to be in the plans once our 13...

R.E. Was supposed to be in the plans once our 13 year old got out of the house, but with as quickly as prices are inflating there we may never be able to afford to jump into that.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 15,358
Posted By IkemanTX
The Ramsay calculator says we need 5.8 million…....

The Ramsay calculator says we need 5.8 million…. But I don’t think we will make it past 4. We currently have a good start already put back for mid being in our mid 30’s. Right at 19% of our gross...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 15,358
Posted By IkemanTX
I gave the most optimistic return conceivably...

I gave the most optimistic return conceivably possible to show that even in a world full of rainbows and butterflies, 1 mil is not enough to retire on.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 15,358
Posted By IkemanTX
How much is enough to retire ?

You are forgetting the buying power loss of inflation. 60K in today’s money is entirely different than 60K in 2050 or 2060….


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 15,358
Posted By IkemanTX
My wife and I make about $150K combined, and if...

My wife and I make about $150K combined, and if we retire at 60 (currently 34 and 33) and expect to live on the equivalent of 150k per year (adjusting for average inflation) throughout our retirement...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,808
Posted By IkemanTX
I’m not keeping up with it this year. We have...

I’m not keeping up with it this year. We have never had more than a few pairs claim a feeder per year, so it is hard go through enough nectar before it starts to go bad.

We always did enjoy...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-23-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 4,865
Posted By IkemanTX
I went with extreme FOC based on Dr Ashby’s...

I went with extreme FOC based on Dr Ashby’s research.

710 grains, 25.4% FOC
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,131
Posted By IkemanTX
My step-son’s dad has only paid 12 or 13 child...

My step-son’s dad has only paid 12 or 13 child support payments in 13 years, so I understand that struggle.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,008
Posted By IkemanTX
If they are in good shape, I would cut them up...

If they are in good shape, I would cut them up for dog chews and sell them. Take a look at the local pet store to see size and price, and cut their price by 50%. A short afternoon with a bandsaw...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,020
Posted By IkemanTX
How crazy is it that we allow just ANYONE have...

How crazy is it that we allow just ANYONE have free speech before making them prove their ability to use it…
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2021, 02:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,890
Posted By IkemanTX
Remedy or Tordon would be my suggestions. Both...

Remedy or Tordon would be my suggestions. Both are best applied to a wound. This is often times referred to as “Hack and Squirt” seeing as you hack the tree with a hatchet to break the bark, then...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-12-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,085
Posted By IkemanTX
Yep, this is my go-to for it as well. It is...

Yep, this is my go-to for it as well.
It is all I run through small engines, and especially mixed fuel.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-12-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 26,201
Posted By IkemanTX
I forgot another great one…. “Matchstick Men” ...

I forgot another great one….
“Matchstick Men”


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,039
Posted By IkemanTX
Your son and I are the same age, and Someone...

Your son and I are the same age, and Someone would literally have to kill me before moving back in with my parents at 35….


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,814
Posted By IkemanTX
I like the Spec Ops edge if you are going with...

I like the Spec Ops edge if you are going with the spec ops line.

Stills up to 20mp (though I think it is extrapolated from a 12 or 15MP sensor, so not true 20MP) videos in HD, really good night...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 06-11-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,869
Posted By IkemanTX
Abe with the Stormwater Creek podcast got a cow...

Abe with the Stormwater Creek podcast got a cow in the Wichita Mountains draw last year. You might reach out to him on Instagram. @stormwatercreek




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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By IkemanTX
I’ll throw another recommendation for the...

I’ll throw another recommendation for the iNaturalist app. It is astoundingly accurate. It will almost always get the Genus correct, then you can look through the different species pics for a better...
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