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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,061
Posted By hopedale
OP, You need to do three things. 1. ...

OP,

You need to do three things.

1. For each device you want to power, you need to determine what the running watts are (power to keep the device on and working)

2. You then need to look...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,599
Posted By hopedale
I think I have the same issue in one of the sinks...

I think I have the same issue in one of the sinks in my upstairs bathroom. Low to no pressure but everywhere else is great.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,946
Posted By hopedale
Over easy ;)b

Over easy ;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,692
Posted By hopedale
Prayer sent

Prayer sent
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By hopedale
This guy sold me on the SwampRunner ...

This guy sold me on the SwampRunner

Comparing the Best Long-Tail Mud Motor Kits of 2018! Final Conclusion S4E1 - YouTube
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,520
Posted By hopedale
Prayer sent.

Prayer sent.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 660
Posted By hopedale
prayer sent

prayer sent
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,148
Posted By hopedale
I'd love to get off the grid, but living in the...

I'd love to get off the grid, but living in the suburbs I doubt I could put in a systems (solar, water collection, etc) to do it.

I'm doubtful I have the space to stand up a building for just...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,708
Posted By hopedale
Sorry for your loss. Prayer sent

Sorry for your loss. Prayer sent
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By hopedale
From Rail Road Commission

From Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian:
“WINTER STORM:
• This week, our grid failed us when temperatures reached historic lows and people needed electricity and heat the most.
• There...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 962
Posted By hopedale
I'd said get a duel fuel, and I'd choose my own...

I'd said get a duel fuel, and I'd choose my own propane tank over NG.

When lines start to break, the GAS company will shut the source down. Thus, the need to have duel fuel. But with your own...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,306
Posted By hopedale
Well I'm sold. Need to save up about $10K to...

Well I'm sold.

Need to save up about $10K to get one with a trade in on what I have now, but will upgrade to 4WD in the future. And like many of you, going forward the vehicles I drive will have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,330
Posted By hopedale
;)b

;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,652
Posted By hopedale
Hat is off to you Shane. Good job sir.

Hat is off to you Shane. Good job sir.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,899
Posted By hopedale
Way out of line for her Boss to ask for any kind...

Way out of line for her Boss to ask for any kind of help.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,210
Posted By hopedale
bump -

bump -
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,914
Posted By hopedale
True most generators are loud, but more than...

True most generators are loud, but more than enough YouTube videos on how to build a box to reduce the noise.

Best Lightweight Generator Quiet Box Part 1 - DIY - YouTube
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,914
Posted By hopedale
I looked at that one, but not to sure about the...

I looked at that one, but not to sure about the brand reliability.

Checkout this thread as it may help you in your decision making as well.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,914
Posted By hopedale
OP, Check out this site -...

OP,

Check out this site - https://generatoradvisor.com/what-size-generator-do-i-need/

The calculator gives you a general idea.

You really need to look at each device you want to power and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,114
Posted By hopedale
No kidding. You can also not count on city...

No kidding.

You can also not count on city drinking water.

Will be getting a generator and keeping ample fuel.

Also, insulated rubber boots.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,796
Posted By hopedale
Not sure how their food spoiled. We were without...

Not sure how their food spoiled. We were without power 48 hours.

Opened the fridge the morning we had power and everything was still cold.

With the house averaging 50 to 40 degrees, the temp...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 13,228
Posted By hopedale
Got power back after 48 hours. Ordered my oil...

Got power back after 48 hours. Ordered my oil filled space heater, battery operated TV, and a power brick that can recharge my iPhone 6 multiple times on single charge.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,306
Posted By hopedale
4 wheel drive

Does 4 wheel drive really make a difference in driving on icy roads?

After 48 hours we finally got our power back. So last couple of days to recharge the phones and get some warmth, we'd sit in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,291
Posted By hopedale
Next door neighbor has a part time job that he...

Next door neighbor has a part time job that he restocks the shelves at HEB with over the counter meds. He's called the people he knows at the HEBs he goes to. They are out of essentials (water,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,082
Posted By hopedale
RIP Rush Limbaugh

Just heard that Rush has passed away.

Prayer sent for his family and friends.

Great loss to our Nation.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,270
Posted By hopedale
Do not go with Generac. I've heard nothing but...

Do not go with Generac. I've heard nothing but bad things.

Two folks I know had the house system by Generac installed in Lafayette for post hurricane power. The generators would not run on each...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 13,228
Posted By hopedale
It’s a long list but immediately a oil space...

It’s a long list but immediately a oil space heater and generator. Also a kerosene heater for garage.

Long term will be a solution that handles summer and winter. Over all self sufficient and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,884
Posted By hopedale
I get you OP. My kiddos are at UNT and feel the...

I get you OP. My kiddos are at UNT and feel the same way about the online classes. And yea, there classes are canceled for tomorrow, and probably for the rest of the week.

And don't get me...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,307
Posted By hopedale
We started with turkey gumbo the other day, and...

We started with turkey gumbo the other day, and then moved to vegetable soup.

Making chili and shrimp creole today. Will have enough to carry us for the next several days.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By hopedale
Was thinking the same thing

Was thinking the same thing
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,780
Posted By hopedale
Prayer sent

Prayer sent
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By hopedale
If you're trading online, and only surf the...

If you're trading online, and only surf the internet, you won't need much in terms of hardware. So, IMO, a MAC would be over kill.

I'd set a budget of $500 which should get you a laptop that will...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-05-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 19,851
Posted By hopedale
Trout Fishing Port O'Connor, TX!

Don't know this kiddo but his fishing video is pretty dang good.

Ya'll go check it out and thumbs up the video. Also subscribe, so he can get his numbers up and get monetized.

Trout Fishing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,460
Posted By hopedale
I've been looking at what Igloo now offers ...

I've been looking at what Igloo now offers

https://www.igloocoolers.com/collections/imx-hard-coolers
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-03-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,079
Posted By hopedale
Do this first, and then read and...

Do this first,



and then read and follow this



And lastly, stop buying ammo when you walk into a store because its there.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,787
Posted By hopedale
x2 Things to do in New Orleans: ...

x2

Things to do in New Orleans:

Restaurants:

1. Brennan's
2. Cafe Maspero
3. Commander's Palace Restaurant
4. Cafe du Monde
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,003
Posted By hopedale
Prayer sent

Prayer sent
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-28-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,233
Posted By hopedale
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210128/cb1dcc74...

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-27-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 729
Posted By hopedale
Prayer sent

Prayer sent
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-26-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 6,267
Posted By hopedale
Prayer sent

Prayer sent
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,693
Posted By hopedale
And in 1987 your 13 year old self inspired a...

And in 1987 your 13 year old self inspired a movie

Cherry 2000 Trailer (1987) - YouTube
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,250
Posted By hopedale
prayer sent

prayer sent
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,019
Posted By hopedale
In for the pics

In for the pics
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 605
Posted By hopedale
Prayer sent

Prayer sent
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,147
Posted By hopedale
Fingers crossed they made it right for you. ...

Fingers crossed they made it right for you.

But as others have said each manufacture does have issues from time to time.

I have a Browning Maxus and love it. Know someone on another forum that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,019
Posted By hopedale
This and you've inspired me to finally clean up...

This and you've inspired me to finally clean up my office.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-18-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,192
Posted By hopedale
You don't want to get caught without health...

You don't want to get caught without health insurance.

I get it, but spend sometime to find cheaper insurance. There are a number of folks on the GS that deal with insurance.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,506
Posted By hopedale
My processor by 2nd week of rifle was not taking...

My processor by 2nd week of rifle was not taking any more deer. When I picked up my sausage, he said this has been an insane year. Way more people went hunting then in years passed.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By hopedale
https://www.nationalparkreservations.com/park/bigb...

https://www.nationalparkreservations.com/park/bigbend-national-park/lodges/?msclkid=d8a2d3524aed18b7746cb3515f532426

The lodge is next to main store.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 734
Posted By hopedale
Awesome. Thank you Lord!

Awesome. Thank you Lord!
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