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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2021, 06:56 PM
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Posted By Arrowsmith
Thanks everyone for your prayers and support....

Thanks everyone for your prayers and support. There are at least four or five of us on this thread that are going through this right now. This just shows how important it is to get your PSA checked...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 12,731
Posted By Arrowsmith
You are close to me. I can be in...

You are close to me.

I can be in Centerville in 20-25 minutes.

Are you hunting Sedan Bottoms or Lake Rathbun WMAs...or both?

Both areas are the Hunting Public guy's "go to"...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,398
Posted By Arrowsmith
Prostate Biopsy Today

I left out the word cancer in the title because we are praying that I don't have cancer. Of course I would not be having a biopsy unless there was a real chance of having prostate cancer.

I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 12,731
Posted By Arrowsmith
It should be good. What area (near what town) are...

It should be good. What area (near what town) are you hunting?

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Arrowsmith
Look here. I have the New River because I am 6'4"...

Look here. I have the New River because I am 6'4" and it is a long under quilt. The Jarbige is a nice one that is smaller. My hammock is the Warbonnet Blackbird XLC.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,357
Posted By Arrowsmith
Prayers spoken for you, your Dad and your family.

Prayers spoken for you, your Dad and your family.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,989
Posted By Arrowsmith
I got this one about a month ago. I have not...

I got this one about a month ago. I have not started it yet. I haven't even put the wheels on it yet. I have a 12,500/9500 and 4000/3500 for a back up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,225
Posted By Arrowsmith
I tested positive February 8th. I still have no...

I tested positive February 8th. I still have no sense of taste or smell. My wife tested positive also the same day. She never lost her sense of taste and smell. I can sense salty, sour, spicy but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 12,731
Posted By Arrowsmith
Our first season here in Iowa does not open until...

Our first season here in Iowa does not open until April 12th.

I just heard one gobble right across the river from our front porch. Right up on that ridge near the cedars at the center of this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 976
Posted By Arrowsmith
I have had these tires for two years. I am very...

I have had these tires for two years. I am very happy with them. We live out on the gravel and the Wildpeak AT3w have held up well. The Wildpeak are the go to tires the farmers use here and most of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,631
Posted By Arrowsmith
Great advice and description.:D Most.....not...

Great advice and description.:D

Most.....not all.....but about 90% of all DYI OTC Elk hunts become expensive camping trips.

Most hunters see a lot of sign, most hunters have "encounters", but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By Arrowsmith
Iowa Governor Signs Constitutional Carry Bill

Only minutes ago Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed the Iowa Constitutional Carry bill into law. Iowa becomes the 19th state to approve Constitutional Carry.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,188
Posted By Arrowsmith
Thanks !! It was fun. I have spent the last...

Thanks !! It was fun. I have spent the last couple of days looking at thermal scopes, thermal monoculars and IR scopes.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,188
Posted By Arrowsmith
Iowa has more domestic hogs than any other state,...

Iowa has more domestic hogs than any other state, but no feral hogs to speak of.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,188
Posted By Arrowsmith
John Hoffman out of Soldier Creek Marina. ...

John Hoffman out of Soldier Creek Marina.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,188
Posted By Arrowsmith
Came Back to Texas Last Weekend....Fish and Hogs Died !!!

Me and three of my friends from Iowa drove down to Texoma last Thursday. We Striper fished and ran jug lines out of Soldier Creek on Friday. We caught a box full of Stripers and bunch of Blues on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,792
Posted By Arrowsmith
Anyone ever go up on the observation deck on the...

Anyone ever go up on the observation deck on the Southland Life building? My Dad and I went up a couple of times. It was very windy and scary for a 10 year old.

My Dad would also take me to Love...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Arrowsmith
I just ran a couple of speed tests. I will take...

I just ran a couple of speed tests. I will take this over what we have had for the last year and a half. I think we are paying for 50mbps but I am good with this.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Arrowsmith
Fiber Optic in the Middle of Nowhere.

Even though we live 15 miles from town and a mile out on the gravel in the middle of nowhere we just got connected to fiber optic. Our provider Citizens Mutual is making good on their promise to have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By Arrowsmith
Yes. I am a fan. It is incredible how...

Yes. I am a fan.

It is incredible how important wrestling is here in the Midwest. The Iowa team as a whole is a beast. The Hawkeyes have four #1 seeds in the tournament.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 13,845
Posted By Arrowsmith
Look here: ...

Look here:

https://www.geninterlock.com/manufacturers/?gclid=CjwKCAjw9MuCBhBUEiwAbDZ-7g27M2_CvbYnZ24Sh7KUT15MsrVC90a6t5xd_kIauT6nf2yQdMcLDRoCAVsQAvD_BwE

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,816
Posted By Arrowsmith
Prayers spoken for you this morning Randy. ...

Prayers spoken for you this morning Randy.

I am sitting here watching the clock. I have a 1:15pm appointment today in the big city of Ottumwa, Iowa (home of Radar O'reilly)[emoji1] to get the MRI...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,415
Posted By Arrowsmith
I am going to my urologist tomorrow for the...

I am going to my urologist tomorrow for the results from the MRI that I had last Wednesday.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-16-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,687
Posted By Arrowsmith
On the anxiety. I forgot to mention I had a...

On the anxiety.

I forgot to mention I had a couple of anxiety attacks which were totally new and scary to me before testing positive. If you have ever had altitude sickness in the mountains it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-16-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,687
Posted By Arrowsmith
My wife and I both tested positive on February...

My wife and I both tested positive on February 8th after feeling bad for several days. I noticed I had lost my taste and smell two days before being tested. This is what prompted me to get tested. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 16,938
Posted By Arrowsmith
Prayers spoken this evening for you and your wife.

Prayers spoken this evening for you and your wife.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By Arrowsmith
Very similar to maple. Sent from my...

Very similar to maple.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By Arrowsmith
Yes !!! We love it !!! Sent from my SM-G965U...

Yes !!! We love it !!!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-13-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,415
Posted By Arrowsmith
Yes. My urologist said the prostate specific MRI...

Yes. My urologist said the prostate specific MRI is the most accurate way to exactly pinpoint areas that need a biopsy. They gave me the contrast IV infusion during the MRI..... actually towards the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-13-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,415
Posted By Arrowsmith
I am in a similar situation. PSA gradually...

I am in a similar situation. PSA gradually increasing. My PSA went over 4 last fall. I went to urologist and he did an EPI test but no PSA. The EPI is a relatively new diagnostic test. The EPI...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-13-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By Arrowsmith
Of course. I will be glad to send you some.

Of course. I will be glad to send you some.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-13-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By Arrowsmith
Waffles for sure !!! It is just me and my...

Waffles for sure !!!

It is just me and my wife. Two pints will go a long way. Next year I am going to try to get enough sap for a gallon.

I ate some of the pectin this morning on some toasted...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-13-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By Arrowsmith
Yes. Very similar. It is very good.

Yes. Very similar. It is very good.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-13-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By Arrowsmith
Yes. I would not want to cut them unless I just...

Yes. I would not want to cut them unless I just had to, but they are money in the bank. Midwest Black Walnut is in high demand.

The lumber buyer in the article below bought 106 walnut trees for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-13-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By Arrowsmith
40 to 50 gallons of sap to 1 gallon of syrup....

40 to 50 gallons of sap to 1 gallon of syrup. That is why pure maple/black walnut syrup is so expensive.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-13-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By Arrowsmith
We Finished Up a Small Batch of Black Walnut Syrup

I got started late on collecting Black Walnut sap. I should have started about a week earlier. Also the temperatures have warmed up so fast that the sap has stopped flowing.....at least for now. We...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-13-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,865
Posted By Arrowsmith
Tracy went thru 5 or 6 shots in her knee......she...

Tracy went thru 5 or 6 shots in her knee......she just said too many.:) with limited results.

She had a total knee replacement last September. She came home the next day, went thru PT and has had...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-13-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,129
Posted By Arrowsmith
I consider myself a pretty hardcore race fan but,...

I consider myself a pretty hardcore race fan but, I could never get into F1 racing. Dirt tracks and sprint cars have been my thing since the early 1960s. Thunderbird Speedway in Crandall, Texas in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-11-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By Arrowsmith
It seems like the old Harbor Freight business...

It seems like the old Harbor Freight business model is transitioning to a new Harbor Freight business model. Better quality items.....at least on winches, power tools, generators, jacks, etc. this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 12,731
Posted By Arrowsmith
Clay. Did you put in for Iowa? I am seeing...

Clay. Did you put in for Iowa?

I am seeing more birds this year despite a cold winter. We must have had a good hatch last spring. The Coyote hunters have been doing a good job in this area also.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,392
Posted By Arrowsmith
Not only ammo, but a lot of firearm related...

Not only ammo, but a lot of firearm related products.

Vortex has 2 to 6 month leadtime on....not some but MOST of their products

New tractors. Watch this video.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,282
Posted By Arrowsmith
Prayers spoken for your son to fully recover. ...

Prayers spoken for your son to fully recover.

I know at least one TBHer that has died (Gunther) and two more that said at one point they did not think they would make it. The virus can be very...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,282
Posted By Arrowsmith
Same here. I can put a lot of Tabasco on food and...

Same here. I can put a lot of Tabasco on food and it burns but no taste or smell. I get winded real quick. Never had a fever. Tested positive February 8th. Took a BAM IV infusion that day started...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,318
Posted By Arrowsmith
Yes it is. He has a bunch of other big bucks...

Yes it is. He has a bunch of other big bucks besides this one.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,318
Posted By Arrowsmith
I haven't seen the score sheet. The gross score...

I haven't seen the score sheet. The gross score was higher so I know there were some deductions.

Here are some numbers from this year Iowa Deer Classic.

* 32 All-time Net Boone & Crockett deer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,318
Posted By Arrowsmith
His buck won the archery typical division at the...

His buck won the archery typical division at the show.

It is crazy the mass and tine length on these bucks when you are standing right beside them and see what they actually scored by certified BC...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,393
Posted By Arrowsmith
These two young men took a 15' deep x 100' long...

These two young men took a 15' deep x 100' long eroded out ravine to what you see in the last picture in about 6 hours. I helped by shooting grades and installing the pipe but other than that I just...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,318
Posted By Arrowsmith
Really what is amazing is these are just the...

Really what is amazing is these are just the bucks that were brought to the show. There are many more giant bucks killed. Many hunters don't have the time, money or desire to drive to Des Moines, get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,318
Posted By Arrowsmith
I heard today that they had measured and entered...

I heard today that they had measured and entered 29 bucks into the Boone and Crockett record book this weekend at the Iowa Deer Classic. Several of those netting over 200" nontypical and 3 that that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
Posted By Arrowsmith
It's was built May 2018 thru May 2019. 1600...

It's was built May 2018 thru May 2019.

1600 sq ft living area
1600 sq ft shop with a 400 sq ft loft
Excavation, water service, electric service, septic system, building erection, concrete...
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