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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By jds247
I have never heard of natural gas being shut off...

I have never heard of natural gas being shut off during a hurricane and I've rode out my fare share in 40 something years.. I have a 8k portable generator to back up the natural gas generator. Before...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,177
Posted By jds247
I'm never gonna be off grid but I do try to plan...

I'm never gonna be off grid but I do try to plan for 2 or 3 weeks without utilities. I'm going back to a well and septic this year because the mud Co op is so unreliable. I have a back up generator...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 982
Posted By jds247
When I had ours put in the guy told me if I went...

When I had ours put in the guy told me if I went propane I'd get 5 to 7 days out of 500 gal tank if it was full.. It ran on nat gas for a week during the last storm and cost me 100 bucks.. hell I'd...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 02-19-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By jds247
I have the lca easy green also .. I plan to get...

I have the lca easy green also .. I plan to get the draw board add on soon..
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By jds247
I got the message on my phone.. my eletric bill...

I got the message on my phone.. my eletric bill is already 50 to 60 bucks in the winter. I'm not sure how much more we can cut .
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,826
Posted By jds247
I keep seeing these people on the news freaking...

I keep seeing these people on the news freaking out and acting like it's the end of the world. I will never be able to understand why someone isn't self sufficient. I have never relied on anyone to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,264
Posted By jds247
You will be a lot better off using pex over pvc. ...

You will be a lot better off using pex over pvc. There are a bunch of you tube videos on it. I had a couple lines on the outside walls freeze but they didn't bust..
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 13,456
Posted By jds247
Just got word from our mud services that we will...

Just got word from our mud services that we will be without water or sewer. Everytime the wind blows they screw up their pumps or can't run for whatever reason . I'll be putting in a well and septic...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,357
Posted By jds247
I drove 40 miles Sunday and Monday night to and...

I drove 40 miles Sunday and Monday night to and from work on 3 inches of ice.. there are a few things I won't live without. Gas for the house a fireplace or wood stove firewood and a 4x4 truck.. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,123
Posted By jds247
I changed the oil In mine every 48 hrs . Probably...

I changed the oil In mine every 48 hrs . Probably excessive but I haven't had problems with mine in 3 years .. longest run was 7 days .
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,331
Posted By jds247
I got an auto message from entergy this morning...

I got an auto message from entergy this morning saying there's a chance we could see a blackout sometime today.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,331
Posted By jds247
We haven't lost power yet in Bridge city but part...

We haven't lost power yet in Bridge city but part of Port neches and Beaumont was out at 5 am when I drove through.
Unless they come lock my gas valve we will have power.

It sucks to pay high...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2021, 03:23 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,337
Posted By jds247
I grew up with a wood stove in the house. I've...

I grew up with a wood stove in the house. I've already tod my wife I'm ripping the fireplace out and going back to a wood stove. That's all we had for heat growing up. Stoke it up before bed and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,123
Posted By jds247
I have a 22kw Generac Everything in the house is...

I have a 22kw Generac Everything in the house is gas. Installed was 7500 2 years ago. It ran for 5 days after the last hurricane and cost me 100 bucks in nat gas. No fooling with plugging in or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,542
Posted By jds247
I made it home this morning and back to Port...

I made it home this morning and back to Port neches this evening. 4 inches of ice on everything. The unit finally crashed at 9 am this morning. Seems like better decisions should have been made. 1...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,964
Posted By jds247
My wife built one just like that for the stray...

My wife built one just like that for the stray cat she's been feeding.she had it set up in the chicken pen before I left for work.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,542
Posted By jds247
I'm out here now. Came in to cover for a guy but...

I'm out here now. Came in to cover for a guy but he showed up anyway. I'm going home in the morning but may not make it back out here tomorrow night.. If they aint paying me around the clock I aint...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By jds247
I have to go to work tonight.. I'm sure the...

I have to go to work tonight.. I'm sure the memorial and rainbow bridge will be closed by daylight when I get off. It's either I 10 or through silsbee Evadale for me.. I live 4 miles as the crow...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By jds247
I'm glad I made it through without making any of...

I'm glad I made it through without making any of those mistakes. I told my wife before we married don't ever plan on me going anywhere from September to January. That includes birthday parties and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,382
Posted By jds247
I'd leave the pool pumps running. Flowing water...

I'd leave the pool pumps running. Flowing water won't freeze in a day . If you are worried about pipes leave a faucet dripping .I'm personally not doing anything to my house. Except keeping the fire...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,263
Posted By jds247
I had a rat get under the dash of a new tractor....

I had a rat get under the dash of a new tractor. Chewed the dang wires off at the guages.. wife started feeding a stray cat and now the mice end up on the door step.. they haven't got into the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By jds247
I'm in the market also . From reading fab fours...

I'm in the market also . From reading fab fours website it seem they powder coat their bumpers ? I've never had good luck with powder coat on anything. It always seems the metal rusts underneath and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 867
Posted By jds247
If you plan to put any kind of sheep or goat on...

If you plan to put any kind of sheep or goat on the place you better make the fence water tight. Those dang things will get out of anything..
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,069
Posted By jds247
I stopped watching it when they started letting...

I stopped watching it when they started letting people go that had 3 limits of undersized fish. There were several mistakes in the show too. Mostly by the chick that runs around the jetties lookin in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-28-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By jds247
I brought an Elk home from Colorado on dry ice.. ...

I brought an Elk home from Colorado on dry ice.. fill the cooler full of meat and put a bunch of news paper on top. Pack the rest with dry ice.. it was 3 days total on dry ice and still frozen when...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,974
Posted By jds247
I haven't paid attention to lumber prices in a...

I haven't paid attention to lumber prices in a couple if years.. I bought the lumber to build stairs and finish decking a storage space in my shop.. my jaw dropped when the lady told me the price.. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By jds247
I used a deep cycle marine battery and a harbor...

I used a deep cycle marine battery and a harbor freight solar panel on mine.. I put the battery in a small Rubbermaid box to keep the sun and rain off of it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-18-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,029
Posted By jds247
I started in 2014 at a chem plant.. I came in at...

I started in 2014 at a chem plant.. I came in at the 18 month rate. I worked 1200 hours of overtime that year and made 120k. We had a turnaround in 2020, with that and people being out for covid I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,837
Posted By jds247
I drove home from Colorado in September. 20.5...

I drove home from Colorado in September. 20.5 hours on the road. Just couldn't make myself pay for a hotel 5 hours from the house..
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,013
Posted By jds247
Takes me about 15 to 20 min on a white tail if...

Takes me about 15 to 20 min on a white tail if I'm not caping it . I skinned and quartered a cow Elk in the mountains by myself in 45 min ..
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,976
Posted By jds247
We have 22kw Generac. It ran for a week after...

We have 22kw Generac. It ran for a week after the last hurricane. Cost me 100 bucks in gas. From inside the house you would never know the block was without power..
I told my electrician that I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,385
Posted By jds247
Sun f off ebay is the best price I found and free...

Sun f off ebay is the best price I found and free shipping
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,150
Posted By jds247
I don't see me giving up my guns either way.. I'm...

I don't see me giving up my guns either way.. I'm not leaving my family to go to another country.. I'll die in Texas one way or the other..
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,960
Posted By jds247
Does anyone know of a place around beaumont I can...

Does anyone know of a place around beaumont I can buy a dump truck load of compost from? I've bought plant mix from a couple places but it's too lite for a garden. It dries out real fast.. I either...
Forum: Traditional 01-07-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,399
Posted By jds247
Congratulations! He had a fine year..Learning to...

Congratulations! He had a fine year..Learning to shoot a stick bow is on my list.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,213
Posted By jds247
I cross cut the roast and leave the pieces as big...

I cross cut the roast and leave the pieces as big as I can to cook. Tenderize but not with the thing you run round steaks through. That imo makes the meat dry out fast.. I pan sear to medium rare...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,213
Posted By jds247
Fajitas is what I make out of most of my deer and...

Fajitas is what I make out of most of my deer and Elk meat.. we fry a little back strap but I prefer to pan sear the meat and make the rest of the fijita fixins to go with it .
When I process the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-06-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,319
Posted By jds247
Qad exodus for all 3 ..

Qad exodus for all 3 ..
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-05-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By jds247
I don't shoot em but from reading reviews they...

I don't shoot em but from reading reviews they aren't very sharp out of the package..
Forum: It's All About the Video 01-05-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,941
Posted By jds247
Awesome! Great shooting Hannah..

Awesome! Great shooting Hannah..
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-05-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By jds247
I plan to build a small cooler this spring. IF...

I plan to build a small cooler this spring. IF you want portable you could buy a used 5x8 box trailer and use the cool bot on a window unit..
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,565
Posted By jds247
Feathered possums . Chicken is probably the...

Feathered possums . Chicken is probably the nastiest critter we eat regularly..
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,924
Posted By jds247
I use the husky box and the blue totes from...

I use the husky box and the blue totes from Walmart. They are cheap but not air tight..
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,414
Posted By jds247
I'm the same way about watching kids kill deer.....

I'm the same way about watching kids kill deer.. I honestly don't care to shoot one with a gun .. I was talking to a guy at work last month . I told him I was taking my 12 year old to sit in the...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 12-30-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By jds247
Harbor freight has a cut off saw for 38 bucks...

Harbor freight has a cut off saw for 38 bucks that works great for an arrow saw ..
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-29-2020, 03:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By jds247
Sitka and first lite are mostly made for active...

Sitka and first lite are mostly made for active hunting .. hiking in to hunt etc.. They are made to breathe.. merino wool under layers are great. I also like fleece.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-28-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By jds247
Are you asking sale barn prices ? How old and ...

Are you asking sale barn prices ? How old and what kind are they? Hereford and beef master ? The big red bull looks to have a Peter problem that may get him discounted.
.50 to .80 per pound is...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 12-27-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By jds247
Jon do you have another sight you could try.. I...

Jon do you have another sight you could try.. I don't have experience with the sight you are using now.. something else you can try is tying a nock set or just a few knots where your nose touches the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-27-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,176
Posted By jds247
I don't kill anything that don't need killin.. If...

I don't kill anything that don't need killin.. If I'm not gonna eat it I'm not killing it. Unless it's damaging something that's mine or killin my chickens. I'm not against killin and don't have a...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 12-27-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By jds247
I had the same issue with the vertix.. I have a...

I had the same issue with the vertix.. I have a bowtech revolt x and it's dead nuts everytime I shoot it.. with the vertix it always seemed like I had to shoot 3 or 4 shots to get back to where I...
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