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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By ken800
As finicky as inflation predictions are right...

As finicky as inflation predictions are right now, I'd not lock myself into anything with a fixed rate of return. If inflation starts pushing 5%, a 6% rate of return is a real rate of return of only...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 05:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,327
Posted By ken800
I think that some may believe (and may be...

I think that some may believe (and may be correct) that open carry may cause a perp to second guess his/her current plan. I.e. that could be an undercover LEO, could be security, could just be a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By ken800
*Great* gesture but I'd be very hesitant to put...

*Great* gesture but I'd be very hesitant to put my company name and/or a personal name on a firearm. What if it gets stolen and used in a crime? Maybe it would be better to get him a nice 1911 and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,754
Posted By ken800
Congrats! I prefer to call it the 6 Fridays. ...

Congrats! I prefer to call it the 6 Fridays. Tomorrow is ALWAYS Saturday. :D
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-29-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By ken800
Ditto... There are several AR15 sizes that will...

Ditto... There are several AR15 sizes that will do a great job on hogs suppressed. Are you thinking of shooting supers or subs suppressed?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-28-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By ken800
If you think the 10.5 is loud, try a 7.5. Can...

If you think the 10.5 is loud, try a 7.5. Can you say fireball?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 973
Posted By ken800
Any front end loader work really needs 4WD. If...

Any front end loader work really needs 4WD. If you are pulling a disc it is also highly recommended you have 4WD. I use 2WD on my tractor when I'm using the grapple or doing "lighter" work but if...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By ken800
you can use an aggregate calculator if you don't...

you can use an aggregate calculator if you don't have much slope. If you have some slope, as mentioned above, you will need way more than you ever imagined.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,134
Posted By ken800
Have you tried indeed or one of the other online...

Have you tried indeed or one of the other online systems?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,216
Posted By ken800
I wanted standing seam but the quotes were all...

I wanted standing seam but the quotes were all more than twice asphalt. Not sure if that's still the case but in 2018 it was. Can't imagine now.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,672
Posted By ken800
https://www.amazon.com/Highwild-Universal-Feeder-D...

https://www.amazon.com/Highwild-Universal-Feeder-Digital-Timer/dp/B07CV676VH/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=feeder+timer&qid=1626711590&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExUVE5N...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By ken800
Cody on here is a member and a Texas Farm Bureau...

Cody on here is a member and a Texas Farm Bureau agent. He's a super nice guy. I had an umbrella policy with them but just sold my place.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-17-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By ken800
As mentioned above... Extinguish. It is one of...

As mentioned above... Extinguish. It is one of only a few that are safe for forage areas.

https://fireant.tamu.edu/controlmethods/products/extinguish_plus/...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,145
Posted By ken800
Search youtube for "husbands of Target".

Search youtube for "husbands of Target".
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,161
Posted By ken800
Yeah, my neighbor complains bitterly about all...

Yeah, my neighbor complains bitterly about all the social engineering in the NFL and says he wishes they'd just play ball and leave all the other stuff at home. Then he comes into work on Monday and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,154
Posted By ken800
I would bet that the primer bulb has a small vent...

I would bet that the primer bulb has a small vent that is clogged.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 429
Posted By ken800
I'd probably get some kind of video monitoring...

I'd probably get some kind of video monitoring system setup like the arlo pros or something like that.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-14-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By ken800
Totally understand. That said, I've been...

Totally understand. That said, I've been carrying since the law was first enacted in Texas. I've carried a bunch of different handguns and many, many holsters. I've lost count at this point but...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-13-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By ken800
I'm a contrarian. Walther PPS M2. Try one...

I'm a contrarian. Walther PPS M2. Try one before you knock it. The PPQ is still the best trigger out of the box of all the polymer wonders. The PPS M2 isn't far behind.

Walther has a contract...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,314
Posted By ken800
I usually wear a hard had when I drive t-posts. ...

I usually wear a hard had when I drive t-posts. I have only bounced one off my head once and I was lucky that I did have one on... It still made me see stars. I can't even begin to imagine how bad...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,055
Posted By ken800
No disrespect to Vets but a lot have gotten out...

No disrespect to Vets but a lot have gotten out of hand. We've had our share of good vets but we've also been charged exorbitant amounts by others for routine services. As mentioned above, I now...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 905
Posted By ken800
I've caught several birds in mid flight as well. ...

I've caught several birds in mid flight as well. Trigger speed and picture quality are great and, unlike my spycams, the reveal X worked for me right out of the box.

I got the herd 360 integrated...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-09-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,767
Posted By ken800
When I was much younger, I believed in carry with...

When I was much younger, I believed in carry with an empty chamber for safety. Same for my nightstand weapon. One night someone starting violently kicking my door in an attempted home invasion. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-06-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,826
Posted By ken800
Any of the better maker 1911s... Here's a way to...

Any of the better maker 1911s... Here's a way to find some stock:

https://gun.deals/1911-deals
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-06-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,831
Posted By ken800
After a few visits in distant history, I refer to...

After a few visits in distant history, I refer to this chain as "Raunchos". Last one I ate at was in Texas City many, many, many years ago.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,511
Posted By ken800
When the housing bubble burst (it was more than...

When the housing bubble burst (it was more than just 2008) the case shiller was down about 34%. Some areas were worse. It brought on a recession with people forced to sell at distressed prices and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,511
Posted By ken800
Never say Never. 2008 left a whole lot of people...

Never say Never. 2008 left a whole lot of people with a house worth 1/2 (or less) than what they paid for it. This happened in many of the hottest markets...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 951
Posted By ken800
I've got a bunch of the kobalt 40v stuff an it...

I've got a bunch of the kobalt 40v stuff an it works well enough for a handful of acres a bit at a time. For really high up, I use a Notch 18' (3 segment) pole saw that was under $100 on Amazon. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By ken800
1000s of dead ones on my front patio. I got out...

1000s of dead ones on my front patio. I got out the leaf blower to clean them off, lol
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By ken800
Can you access where the tank drains horizontally...

Can you access where the tank drains horizontally to the drain field? Do you know if there is a filter on that line? If clogged, that will be a problem. Also, do you have one drain field or two? ...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 06-30-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By ken800
I'd like to have a wider one that will...

I'd like to have a wider one that will accommodate a full-sized 9MM with a k-sized can on it. I've never seen anything in that regard.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,808
Posted By ken800
I usually only have a couple as the black chins...

I usually only have a couple as the black chins are militant in my area. At one point I had three feeders up about 25 yards apart in a rough triangle and ONE bird managed to rule all three. My...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By ken800
Friends don't let friends buy spypoint. I...

Friends don't let friends buy spypoint. I replaced mine with tactacam reveal X and they are GREAT. You turn it on and it works. Period. They take better pictures, faster response, better at...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,758
Posted By ken800
Just a little over 50. My body can't take the...

Just a little over 50. My body can't take the abuse that it did when I was younger but that doesn't mean I stop trying, lol. I reduce the weight amount and do repetitions. I have a home gym with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,092
Posted By ken800
OG Doe

OG Doe
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,837
Posted By ken800
I passed on 150 acres that was similar. The only...

I passed on 150 acres that was similar. The only use was farming it. You can't build up an area without a study that is government approved so it is cost-prohibitive. I would personally look for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By ken800
I've caught them in a racoon-sized hav a hart...

I've caught them in a racoon-sized hav a hart live trap with wet cat food. That said, I've also caught skunk, opossum, and coon with the same, lol.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By ken800
Bulk Hulled Millet in Hill Country

I'm looking for 50lb bulk bags or thereabouts of hulled white proso millet. My local feed store has pearls only. Any ideas on where to find in the Austin Metroplex or within about an hour? I have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By ken800
Not in your area but I love John Lane Law in...

Not in your area but I love John Lane Law in Cedar Park. Perhaps he has a partner he can refer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,224
Posted By ken800
Hard to tell from an inside-out shed especially...

Hard to tell from an inside-out shed especially if it is not very fresh. That said as mentioned above the **** plate will tell you -- i.e. two rows vs. one back to the tip of the tail -- at least...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-17-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,575
Posted By ken800
It is going to take a huge surplus to drive down...

It is going to take a huge surplus to drive down prices. The cheapest ammo I have bought in years was right after Trump was elected. It was the tail-end of the last hoarding cycle and all...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,176
Posted By ken800
For some reason the Asia-sourced instant coffees...

For some reason the Asia-sourced instant coffees are better IMO. I'd visit H-Mart and try some of their packaged stuff. They have a LOT of variety with all kinds of flavors, creamers, etc. I have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,513
Posted By ken800
Maybe it is not clear to me. Your A/C drain, if...

Maybe it is not clear to me. Your A/C drain, if built in recent history, will have two exits. One will be the emergency as stated and will go across your attic and exit an eve somewhere. If water...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-15-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 914
Posted By ken800
Just know that if you shoot 5.56 supersonic...

Just know that if you shoot 5.56 supersonic indoors with a short barrel you will lose all situational awareness after the first round. Big fireball and a really loud, deep pop come from...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,746
Posted By ken800
It's the old Gas story... Prices of gas at the...

It's the old Gas story... Prices of gas at the pump jump instantly on any geopolitical issues then they slowly creep back down. When asking why, it's because they have to sell off the expensive...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,746
Posted By ken800
I paused a fence... deck... and so on. I've not...

I paused a fence... deck... and so on. I've not bought a single piece of lumber in a year. Worked on everything else. I've been watching this as well and hoping enough people stay on the sidelines...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By ken800
I'm certain I can help but I don't understand the...

I'm certain I can help but I don't understand the "story". Something like: The cost to take care of the cows and pigs added together is a value. They have some amount of money already (source?)...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,656
Posted By ken800
Be careful when you see this type. It is very...

Be careful when you see this type. It is very possibly a venomous snake wearing a disguise to fool predators into thinking they are just a common racer. With technology, their disguises have gotten...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,145
Posted By ken800
N8 has a guarantee like most. You won't return...

N8 has a guarantee like most. You won't return it, lol.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,145
Posted By ken800
Ditto. Assuming OP is talking about N8 Tactical....

Ditto. Assuming OP is talking about N8 Tactical. Most comfortable I've ever tried. Period. And I have BOXES of holsters...
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