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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By okrattler
These guys I grew up around are mostly 70 or...

These guys I grew up around are mostly 70 or older now. And you know what I've noticed? They're not and never were guys that hit the gym or nothin. My buddy that passed away dipped Skoal,drank Pepsi...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By okrattler
Yes sir, reality will hit you like a ton of...

Yes sir, reality will hit you like a ton of bricks every now and then. It dumped a truck load of those bricks on me today. It's gonna take a while to climb out.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,230
Posted By okrattler
My grandpa was in Vietnam. He found out he had...

My grandpa was in Vietnam. He found out he had PTSD about 8 or 9 years ago. He saw some bad things over there. I can't relate because I haven't been in a situation like that. But I've lost people and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By okrattler
I'm only 32, but I'm right there with you. I know...

I'm only 32, but I'm right there with you. I know exactly what you're talkin about.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By okrattler
Man, I do not want to go to work today. But I...

Man, I do not want to go to work today. But I know what he'd tell me to do. His heart ain't hurtin bad though. Mine is. Rough day.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By okrattler
I appreciate the kind words and prayers sent...

I appreciate the kind words and prayers sent y'all. I learned a lot more than I probably realize. I think I'm probably just being the way humans normally are when things like this happen. It's hard...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By okrattler
You know, he was unlike anyone I've ever known. I...

You know, he was unlike anyone I've ever known. I can't say I ever saw that man get super upset. Without a doubt the most easy going person I've ever known. He just kinda went with the flow. I'm sure...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By okrattler
Thanks bud. I appreciate ya.

Thanks bud. I appreciate ya.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By okrattler
If only time would slow down.

Got the news that one of the best friends I've ever had or that I'll ever have passed away early this morning. He was roughly 40 years older than me.I have several friends around the same age. I grew...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By okrattler
Black-tailed Rattlesnake.

Black-tailed Rattlesnake.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,927
Posted By okrattler
If you're gonna get bit by a venomous one I've...

If you're gonna get bit by a venomous one I've always heard that's the one to get bit by. I know a girl that got bit on the foot by a copperhead in Eastern Oklahoma last Summer and she didn't have to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,927
Posted By okrattler
I think it's mostly because they rely on their...

I think it's mostly because they rely on their camouflage to hide them until danger passes. Same way with Timber Rattlesnakes. Every one of them I've seen and handled were more docile than a lot of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,382
Posted By okrattler
I always wonder how old snakes are when I see one...

I always wonder how old snakes are when I see one that big. It's surprising they ever do get that big. If they cross a road they dang near take up one lane so they better hurry if they attempt it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,382
Posted By okrattler
Close if it was 84". Longest Texas Ratsnake on...

Close if it was 84". Longest Texas Ratsnake on record is 86".
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,448
Posted By okrattler
Mesquite trees,cactus and rattlesnakes.

Mesquite trees,cactus and rattlesnakes.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By okrattler
Seen tons of bullsnakes and quite a few hognose...

Seen tons of bullsnakes and quite a few hognose snakes and a few other non-venomous snakes. Not nearly as many rattlesnakes as normal but I didn't last year neither. I've only seen maybe 65 or so....
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By okrattler
Eastern Hognose. That's a pretty one.

Eastern Hognose. That's a pretty one.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By okrattler
:D Wrong highway for me to manage. That would be...

:D Wrong highway for me to manage. That would be my brothers job.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,002
Posted By okrattler
Interesting. "Redneck Chemo." Might work...

Interesting. "Redneck Chemo."

Might work great. I've known cowboys that take medicine you give cows and they're super healthy. Know a guy that took horse steroids and he got super strong. Strong...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By okrattler
People twist words around every day to fit their...

People twist words around every day to fit their beliefs. No matter what side of the fence they're on. That's why I'm not real big on organized religion. Literally anyone can take parts of the Bible...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-10-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By okrattler
I wondered the same thing. Never met a waterfowl...

I wondered the same thing. Never met a waterfowl hunter that doesn't use their gun to paddle with.

My buddy has a Tristar 20 gauge. I've never seen it malfunction.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By okrattler
I have it set to record. Watched the new episode...

I have it set to record. Watched the new episode the other day. The stand where you shot the coyote out of frame confused me. I thought you missed that big male. That son of a gun was wooly as could...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,342
Posted By okrattler
Nope. Never have been hit but on the 4th I was...

Nope. Never have been hit but on the 4th I was sure hoping one of the kids would knock a tube over and skip an artillery shell off the pavement and smoke my cousins meth head boyfriend right in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,733
Posted By okrattler
48 5/8". The previous record was 45 1/2". ...

48 5/8". The previous record was 45 1/2".

That's for Eastern Hognose. Biggest Western Hognose on record was like 39 1/2" I think. I found one about 3 weeks ago right at 32" which was the biggest...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,733
Posted By okrattler
I found one a few years ago that was dead. He's...

I found one a few years ago that was dead. He's about to take a trip to Hays,Kansas to stay at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History. Longest Eastern Hognose on record.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-06-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,701
Posted By okrattler
I saw a few in there that were huge for prairie...

I saw a few in there that were huge for prairie rattlesnakes. That one was a fat son of a gun.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,701
Posted By okrattler
I'd have a hay day if I found a den like that....

I'd have a hay day if I found a den like that. That's awesome.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,760
Posted By okrattler
Holy crap! That's a heck of a deer.

Holy crap! That's a heck of a deer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,440
Posted By okrattler
I'll say one thing I don't care much for is...

I'll say one thing I don't care much for is hamburgers. I ate millions of them growing up. I like hamburger in things like hamburger helper,spaghetti sauce ect. But it was cheap eatin so grandma...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-04-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,440
Posted By okrattler
Dadgum it fellas reading all this is makin my...

Dadgum it fellas reading all this is makin my mouth water. I feel like I'm starved half to death.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-04-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,440
Posted By okrattler
Seems like she sure used bacon grease a lot when...

Seems like she sure used bacon grease a lot when cooking certain things. A lot of the things I grew up eatin probably wasn't very healthy. Heck it was fried 98% of the time. But somehow I still think...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-04-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,440
Posted By okrattler
Best meals ever.

The chicken sandwich thread got me to thinkin about foods I haven't had for a long time. My grandmas fried chicken and homemade gravy over some fried potatoes is one of those meals. I don't know what...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By okrattler
Went and visited my grandpa yesterday. He had his...

Went and visited my grandpa yesterday. He had his leg amputated below the knee two weeks ago. He was laughing and joking around. Acts like he went and got a tooth pulled.

I've gotten more and more...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,877
Posted By okrattler
I used to be more like that but I've been burned...

I used to be more like that but I've been burned way too many times. I don't even trust family with money because they're the quickest to screw you over seems like. And because of that I'm more...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-30-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By okrattler
My buddy is a lefty and shoots a right handed...

My buddy is a lefty and shoots a right handed semi automatic shotgun. He's never complained about the empties kicking out in front of his face. Don't think he even notices it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,260
Posted By okrattler
Sign me up! Sounds like an organization I could...

Sign me up! Sounds like an organization I could really get behind.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,689
Posted By okrattler
Yep I do. Thank God. I'm sleeping all day long.

Yep I do. Thank God. I'm sleeping all day long.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By okrattler
You made her life more enjoyable in the time she...

You made her life more enjoyable in the time she was here just as you enjoyed having her around. That's about as good as you could have asked for or she could have expected from you. That's about all...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By okrattler
For a survival type situation I'd want snares....

For a survival type situation I'd want snares. They're lighter to carry a bunch of them.

I'd also want to catch deer in that situation though too.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By okrattler
In some countries you can see topless women on...

In some countries you can see topless women on the news.

On the other hand you can see a lot of really gruesome stuff on the news in some countries. So.......I don't know. I'd rather visit the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By okrattler
I just wonder how we got to this point where...

I just wonder how we got to this point where wrong is right and right is wrong? Then people wonder why I don't want kids. It's not the same as when I was growing up. The world is changing and I don't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By okrattler
My children are fictional characters at this...

My children are fictional characters at this point in time. Knock on wood.LOL
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By okrattler
I feel like that could backfire on them when the...

I feel like that could backfire on them when the people in this country finally get tired of their bullcrap.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By okrattler
Thank God I was raised in a different time...

Thank God I was raised in a different time although not all that long ago. There was never any confusion with me growing up and I'm pretty sure not with anyone else in the house either. Especially...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By okrattler
My buddy just sent me a video of a Mexican woman...

My buddy just sent me a video of a Mexican woman dancing in a two piece and she's got to be at least 70 years old. Ain't gonna do a follow up to see if that one gets deleted.

I really gotta stop...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By okrattler
I almost feel like kids....Or people in general...

I almost feel like kids....Or people in general see things that the media wants them to see. Violence,drug use and homosexuality to name a few. People are being brainwashed into thinking the things...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By okrattler
You weren't off topic at all. That's pretty much...

You weren't off topic at all. That's pretty much what I'm talking about.

As for the guy getting shot I don't see cops any differently. I thought "Ok he did something super wrong. Won't do it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By okrattler
Yeah I know. There are bad things out there. Just...

Yeah I know. There are bad things out there. Just seems so bizarre how you can go to your local swimming pool and see nearly the same thing that is somehow unacceptable to watch but something people...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By okrattler
Seems things are mixed up these days.

I don't have tiktok but my buddies do and occasionally they'll send me funny videos and things. One buddy sent me a video of cops shooting a man. You see him get shot and fall dead in plain sight....
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,131
Posted By okrattler
George Carlin talked about such a thing once upon...

George Carlin talked about such a thing once upon a time about what you can and can't joke about. Anything can be funny in the right context.

Anyway this is about child support so I won't take...
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