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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,169
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JEEP- Just Empty Every Pocket. I’ve never...

JEEP- Just Empty Every Pocket.
I’ve never seen anyone look unhappy in a Jeep, plus you get a friendly wave, even from women in White Jeeps.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,169
Posted By Txtourist
We have a 42 Ford GPW and itís a hoot. There...

We have a 42 Ford GPW and itís a hoot. There isnít a part that you canít get for these things and if youíre hard up for cash at some point, besides a lifetime of regret, you can sell it in ten...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Txtourist
Taking kids to Alaska

Headed up with my wife and three boys in a couple of weeks. Boys are 11, 7 and 4. They love fishing and the outdoors. I’m going to need a rev limiter as I’d normally fish til I’m exhausted, sleep a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 17,495
Posted By Txtourist
College Ď2000 We tell our kids we met in...

College Ď2000
We tell our kids we met in prison while serving hard time for leaving clothes and dirty dishes out. Someday, weíll tell them the truth.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,519
Posted By Txtourist
Just cashed out a rental that we bought in ‘05...

Just cashed out a rental that we bought in ‘05 when they gave out mortgages like candy. Watched the bottom fall out on that one in ‘08 and for a few years wondered if it would ever come back. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By Txtourist
https://www.amazon.com/Scubapro-Neoprene-Beanie-Sm...

https://www.amazon.com/Scubapro-Neoprene-Beanie-Small-Medium/dp/B01ASUZEIY/ref=asc_df_B01ASUZEIY/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198095337570&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14587996198455069041&hvpone=&hvp...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 9,662
Posted By Txtourist
In!

In!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,385
Posted By Txtourist
Birch

Birch
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,276
Posted By Txtourist
I can’t remember the last time I even saw my bow,...

I can’t remember the last time I even saw my bow, THIS is why I’m here!!!
Had the same problem and used a big live trap and a can of tuna. I put construction poly under the trap ( I think I learned...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By Txtourist
Question Looking for an App.

Iím looking for an app or any method you use to keep track of things you own and have to service so I can grab parts and pieces when out and about.
I saved my chainsaws as phone contacts, which...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Txtourist
Your hinges probably open a bit wide for these,...

Your hinges probably open a bit wide for these, but look into Sugastune brand lid stays for bench lids and you’ll find something that will work. Just keep in mind they are designed more for vertical...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,830
Posted By Txtourist
I bought my dad a Stihl battery saw and an extra...

I bought my dad a Stihl battery saw and an extra battery to keep in his truck. We both love it. I have a commercial grade gas saw for the big all day projects, but for shooting lanes and and 12” and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-25-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By Txtourist
This! Prep sand the hull, no matter what you do,...

This! Prep sand the hull, no matter what you do, or itís all for naught.
If you go with Gator glide, make sure you do as many coats as possible, and give it as many days as possible to cure...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-25-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,901
Posted By Txtourist
Maybe off topic, but I love the masks! I make it...

Maybe off topic, but I love the masks! I make it a point to cough hard and pull my mask down and wipe my nose. Lines disappear, the isles at the grocery store unclog. Itís mostly the fuzz inside...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-20-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By Txtourist
Not a terrible thing, but I’d make sure I have a...

Not a terrible thing, but I’d make sure I have a back up. Living outside Minneapolis, I’ve been rolling around with a can of bear spray in my cup holder. This seems like something I’d be tempted...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,658
Posted By Txtourist
I roll them up and keep them in a cinch style...

I roll them up and keep them in a cinch style parachute bag that’s designed to go in a bucket. The big ones hang on a a board in the shop.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,257
Posted By Txtourist
Hang it under a truck with plumbing strap or tie...

Hang it under a truck with plumbing strap or tie wire and put flags on Both ends. Done it many times with rebar and steel. If it flexes too much tie it up and over or duct tape a 2x4 to it as a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,847
Posted By Txtourist
Plywood and other sheet goods in our cabinet shop...

Plywood and other sheet goods in our cabinet shop have gone up 40-50%, but solid wood has only gone up a few percent in most cases.
The quality and availability of hardwoods has fallen off quite a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 12,123
Posted By Txtourist
When leaving the house with guns, always carry at...

When leaving the house with guns, always carry at least one extra empty case. She won’t notice if you come home with the same number of cases each time....

A duplicate key ring is valuable when...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,847
Posted By Txtourist
Roaring 20’s are apparently here. It’s strange...

Roaring 20’s are apparently here. It’s strange seeing this play out. Shortages and price increases are making each day a headache for the cabinet business. Still bidding a lot of projects, every...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 21,709
Posted By Txtourist
04 unlimited 42 Ford GPW

04 unlimited
42 Ford GPW
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,947
Posted By Txtourist
I started paying closer attention to air and soil...

I started paying closer attention to air and soil temps, rainfall and taking photos of surrounding plants and trees where Iíve found good mushroom patches as well as dates and random notes. Itís...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,947
Posted By Txtourist
Got into mushrooms kind of by accident, my sons...

Got into mushrooms kind of by accident, my sons chain fell off his mini bike on the road into our property. I was putting it on and knelt on one and realized they were everywhere. I wasnít too sure...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-22-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,350
Posted By Txtourist
I can see Burger King and a liquor store from my...

I can see Burger King and a liquor store from my stand, so I’m out. Different issues altogether- making sure to lock my truck, people parked in front of the gate doing who knows what, even a police...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-21-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,631
Posted By Txtourist
Update- sounds like it’s a semi-done deal and I...

Update- sounds like it’s a semi-done deal and I was told we could talk about it this spring when Grandma came back from Arizona. Well my wife ended up driving her home and during the drive she said I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-20-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,631
Posted By Txtourist
To answer some questions; Rent is low as...

To answer some questions;
Rent is low as grandpa liked to help out young farmers since he had the same treatment when young. Land price is lower than would be on the market, but there’s no family...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,631
Posted By Txtourist
50k rent on the 600.

50k rent on the 600.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,631
Posted By Txtourist
Buying some of Grandmaís land

This kind of came up out of nowhere but I should have seen it coming. Long story short wifeís grandma is 89, widowed and owns a little under 2000 acres of great farm land and unbelievable hunting...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,090
Posted By Txtourist
Just got rid of a ‘13 with 165k. Started getting...

Just got rid of a ‘13 with 165k. Started getting noisy at 75k and having issues. That truck left a really bad taste in my mouth. On the plus side I became a much better mechanic as a result of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,103
Posted By Txtourist
Helped my dad build his 2014- it’s 40x80 with the...

Helped my dad build his 2014- it’s 40x80 with the front shop area about a third of that is finished- insulated, AC, heat and ceiling fans. Taller sidewalls/overhead doors should have been taller....
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,233
Posted By Txtourist
Teeny nymph is literally a pheasant tail feather...

Teeny nymph is literally a pheasant tail feather wrapped around the hook. I believe it was the first patented pattern that was done by Jim Teeny as a way to prevent it from being tied overseas. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,696
Posted By Txtourist
I’ve laid a small safe in a truck with clean...

I’ve laid a small safe in a truck with clean moving blankets over a sheet of plywood. My big safe- 800# I put on a pallet , blanketed and strapped down and had a lift gate courier we use through...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-26-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,467
Posted By Txtourist
We’re just north of Dallas (954 miles). I’d be...

We’re just north of Dallas (954 miles). I’d be happy to show anyone around our shop or share what we’ve learned. If you’re looking to do this as a hobby, I’d watch some YouTube and spend time at...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-25-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,830
Posted By Txtourist
Amish didn’t skip a beat.

Amish didn’t skip a beat.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,609
Posted By Txtourist
Which CBD are you using? Iíve had Lazarus...

Which CBD are you using? Iíve had Lazarus naturals and itís about gone.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,609
Posted By Txtourist
I had a bad time with sleep for several years. ...

I had a bad time with sleep for several years. Recession crushed our family business just as I began to take over ownership, lost my sister to depression/anxiety and after that had a herniated disc...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,125
Posted By Txtourist
Common here in Minnesota. We have a “hot edge”...

Common here in Minnesota. We have a “hot edge” on a north facing metal roof, heat tape along with heat tape in the gutters and downspouts. Never again will I own commercial property that faces...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,324
Posted By Txtourist
Coyotes in in the Midwest have learned to team up...

Coyotes in in the Midwest have learned to team up and chase deer onto frozen lakes and rivers. The coyotes can grip the ice better than a deers hooves, so they’ll exhaust them or just hamstring them...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,842
Posted By Txtourist
The cold is not all bad in that it takes out...

The cold is not all bad in that it takes out animals with mange and can kill of some parasites. Animals are bigger and tend to have larger hearts in colder climates, so there’s that. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,311
Posted By Txtourist
For those looking at small generators, we use...

For those looking at small generators, we use these extended run tanks for ice fishing when we stay out on the ice for the weekend. You can run a day or three on these- https://ipiindustries.com/...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,891
Posted By Txtourist
I did this, I’m telling you don’t do it. I was...

I did this, I’m telling you don’t do it. I was early twenties and had bought my first house and thought I knew a lot. Power was out due to a storm so I rigged up an Adam and Steve extension cord,...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-14-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,149
Posted By Txtourist
I grew up not knowing people looked down their...

I grew up not knowing people looked down their noses on eating bass. We always made fun of people from South Dakota and Iowa for eating bullheads. Now, I’ve learned how good those are as well. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,441
Posted By Txtourist
Salt in the p trap will work in a pinch.

Salt in the p trap will work in a pinch.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 27,982
Posted By Txtourist
Friends have these at their duck camp in North...

Friends have these at their duck camp in North Dakota for field mice. They put antifreeze in so they work in all temps, and keeps the smell suppressed. Theirs are 5 gallon pails and theyíll fill up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,363
Posted By Txtourist
We winterize our cabin by shutting off the water...

We winterize our cabin by shutting off the water opening a valve at the lowest spot and leaving all of the faucets open. We’re not there, so we flush the toilets til the tanks are empty and add some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,329
Posted By Txtourist
We run an Isuzu NPRbox truck at the cabinet shop...

We run an Isuzu NPRbox truck at the cabinet shop in Minnesota. It gets plugged in around 20 degrees. Def tank has a heater, but beyond -0 we leave or run while unloading, as the DEF has iced up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 930
Posted By Txtourist
I missed the caribou application deadline, so I...

I missed the caribou application deadline, so I won’t be there in the fall. I’d have no issue doing a week or less fishing trip if I don’t have too much hassle to get there. We’ve saved a lot of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,993
Posted By Txtourist
Here in Minnesota the pumps have blended diesel...

Here in Minnesota the pumps have blended diesel at the pumps starting in November. We do keep some diesel 911 and anti-gel to with Cetol to help with cold starts on hand for skid steer and tractor...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,296
Posted By Txtourist
We have a situation at my parents lake place...

We have a situation at my parents lake place where we pump a grey water holding tank into two IBC totes and haul it half a mile away to another property we own with a shop/metal building that has a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,056
Posted By Txtourist
I dream of starting a national bank that operates...

I dream of starting a national bank that operates on 2 principles
1) defraud us, or our clients and our team of international mercenaries hunt you down and kill you and your family.
2) great...
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