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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics Yesterday, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By STGS
Still going..... Should start to post some pics...

Still going..... Should start to post some pics of other bucks in a week or two. As stated earlier, these are the early bloomers.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By STGS
You are on the right track. An embedded...

You are on the right track. An embedded if/then/else statement is required.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,462
Posted By STGS
We always tipped about $1 per drink and $10 +/-...

We always tipped about $1 per drink and $10 +/- at dinner. Lunch and breakfast were probably in the $5 per meal range. A few bucks here and there for the maids each day as well..... Everyone is...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-11-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,316
Posted By STGS
I think he damaged the pedicle. That beam is...

I think he damaged the pedicle. That beam is shooting up like a weed in East Texas..... He is only 6, so he will likely get a pass. I think he is a typical 10 that I was eyeing. Oh well, next...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-11-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,316
Posted By STGS
South Texas - Early Growth Pics

Starting a bit early with the pics, but as is usual for this bunch of bucks, they are showing some impressive early growth. They are by far the earliest group of bucks on the ranch. They usually...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,153
Posted By STGS
Unico Riviera Maya (20.87).

Unico Riviera Maya (20.87).
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 15,998
Posted By STGS
That's why they allow you double down or split...

That's why they allow you double down or split your hand in blackjack.....
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 15,998
Posted By STGS
AMC is having a rough day today. Down 30% to...

AMC is having a rough day today. Down 30% to mid/upper 40's. That level of volatility is the equivalence of the roulette table in Vegas. Not saying good or bad, just be fully aware of the risks...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 15,998
Posted By STGS
How does a company with an EPS of between zero...

How does a company with an EPS of between zero and negative $15 per share over the past 4 years, coupled with zero - negative EBITDA/Distributable Cash conjure up a $29Billion market cap?

Total...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By STGS
I just priced the 96" wire. A 330' roll is going...

I just priced the 96" wire. A 330' roll is going for $435. That is $1.32/LF just for the wire.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By STGS
Several variables, but my last quote about 60...

Several variables, but my last quote about 60 days ago came in at $6.00/LF using tightlock, galvanized t-post and galvanized line posts. He was a little worried about materials going up again, so...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-26-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 992
Posted By STGS
This rings so true and close to home. The timing...

This rings so true and close to home. The timing of this is candidly poignant.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-03-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By STGS
Yep.... 5 down is great and the express sights...

Yep.... 5 down is great and the express sights are quite nice. 2 folding leaf sights and one fixed. You are right about the "hog's back stock". Very ugly.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-03-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By STGS
I have a CZ 550 and love it. Their action is very...

I have a CZ 550 and love it. Their action is very stout and it feeds reliably. Accuracy is sub MOA with several factory and hand loads.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-28-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,387
Posted By STGS
On any individual stock, you need to define your...

On any individual stock, you need to define your entry and exit points, while adjusting for "new" information or changes in circumstances.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 879
Posted By STGS
Covert.....

Covert.....
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By STGS
Great example of how important it is to know...

Great example of how important it is to know exactly where all of your money is going. I would venture to say, a vast majority of people do not have a clear understanding of this. Even if you think...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-26-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By STGS
Financial Tip of the Day - Planning

It has been a bit since my last FTOD, and for that I apologize.

I am a huge planner. I am also a bit of a numbers geek. I love to run models, financial calculations, simulations, etc...

I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-23-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 9,591
Posted By STGS
Let me start off by saying I have zero positions...

Let me start off by saying I have zero positions within the cryptocurrency arena. However, I do know about risk and trading. Any investment what combines high volatility, tax/regulatory uncertainly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-23-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 68,580
Posted By STGS
But not the same 15% year over year.....

But not the same 15% year over year.....
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 04-22-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By STGS
I own a ranch that borders the LNF in unit 34...

I own a ranch that borders the LNF in unit 34 near Weed. The elk herd in our area has gotten larger over the past 7-10 years. That being said, the quality and number of mature bulls has not...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-22-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By STGS
Everyone should try and set up a Roth IRA for...

Everyone should try and set up a Roth IRA for their child. They can contribute just like adults, subject to their earned income. Earned income does not have to be in the form of a 1099, W-2 or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 931
Posted By STGS
I kept adding feed locations and more feeders to...

I kept adding feed locations and more feeders to existing locations until my total feed consumption stopped increasing. That told me the deer were getting all the feed they wanted/needed, thus my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,796
Posted By STGS
First Axis Buck

I was able to kill my first axis yesterday. It was an interesting and exciting hunt. Lots of animals on this private ranch, as they donít really sell hunts. Fun times with some good friends.

My...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,466
Posted By STGS
Prayers for you. My father just finished his 28...

Prayers for you. My father just finished his 28 day radiation treatment last week. He didnít enjoy the process, but said it wasnít painful or too long of a process each day. We are hopeful and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By STGS
Assuming tires are decent and...

Assuming tires are decent and motor/auger/hoses/electrical are all sound, I would think $6,000-8,000 depending on overall condition. But that is just my gut feeling on value.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By STGS
Yes

Yes
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By STGS
Yes. Forscan is the software. Here is a link...

Yes. Forscan is the software. Here is a link with everything you need to

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1649945-forscan-threads-and-resources-index.html
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By STGS
Out of curiosity, how are you going to manage the...

Out of curiosity, how are you going to manage the large tank and drums once they are full (500+ lbs) in the back of your truck? That seems like more work than some bags.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,914
Posted By STGS
Luckily, I have not experienced the DW in either...

Luckily, I have not experienced the DW in either truck (gas or diesel), but I also didn't put on a leveling kit, lift or excessively larger tires. I did put on 35x11.5x20, so there was some upgrade...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,914
Posted By STGS
I have the new 7.3 For gasoline engine...

I have the new 7.3 For gasoline engine (Godzilla). I changed over from the 6.7 L Ford diesel and can't say I materially miss anything about the diesel. The gas mileage is about 14 mpg (mixed...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,357
Posted By STGS
Avon Skin So Soft worked against them for me. I...

Avon Skin So Soft worked against them for me. I had to apply it 3-4 times per day, but it worked for me.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,973
Posted By STGS
See post 31. Using a net 8% return, you would...

See post 31. Using a net 8% return, you would see about $11 MM in todayís dollars from an initial $5k investment.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,973
Posted By STGS
Using a fixed 3% inflation rate, the $350 MM in...

Using a fixed 3% inflation rate, the $350 MM in 2121 would equate to $22 MM in today's dollars. Inflation can have a material impact since it reduces the effective growth rate from 11% to only 8%.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,973
Posted By STGS
You have a compounding of offspring!!!!! I am...

You have a compounding of offspring!!!!! I am totally different with only one child who is also an only grandchild. He has a 2 generation head start before he has to share with anyone. 😎
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,973
Posted By STGS
Here is a 65 yr view.... I just did the $5K...

Here is a 65 yr view.... I just did the $5K investment, but you can multiply the results (4.4 Million) by the change in initial investment (2x, 5x, 10x).


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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,973
Posted By STGS
I would recommend a low cost total market index...

I would recommend a low cost total market index fund from a well established provider such as Vanguard or Fidelity.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,973
Posted By STGS
Trusts with specific instructions/requirements...

Trusts with specific instructions/requirements for administration are a common tool. There are some specific examples out there that allow for certain types of distributions, maximum limits,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,973
Posted By STGS
There are lots of models out there that take the...

There are lots of models out there that take the returns and put them in a 100 different sequences, but here is the first one (reverse sequential).

Strangely enough, the end result is very close...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,973
Posted By STGS
OK Party Poopers.....If you would like, I can...

OK Party Poopers.....If you would like, I can apply the annual S&P return for the past 100 yrs to the next 100 yrs and see what I come up with? Hang tight...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,973
Posted By STGS
Financial Tip of the Day - Leaving a Legacy

It has been a while since I posted up a FTOD. This one rehashes the power of compound interest, but in a slightly different light.

One of my financial goals is to "leave a legacy" for my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,206
Posted By STGS
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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By STGS
The HEB app is the best one IMO. If you are...

The HEB app is the best one IMO. If you are willing to drive to get a vaccine, you can get it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 68,580
Posted By STGS
Tesla is having a rough week.

Tesla is having a rough week.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,651
Posted By STGS
Just to add to the fodder, I noticed where Jack...

Just to add to the fodder, I noticed where Jack Brittingham is offering partial share (25%) interests in Rancho Encantado for $4.5 million each. Interesting model and I am certain there are details...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,637
Posted By STGS
Most gas goes through a series of treating and...

Most gas goes through a series of treating and processing before making it to any end users/consumers. These processes often include dehydration to remove water vapor and cryogenic processing to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By STGS
What is the protocol here? Turn off the pump so...

What is the protocol here? Turn off the pump so it doesnít over pressure the pipes or burn up the pump? Conserve water and avoid overfilling the system? I have one working head and one frozen head.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,278
Posted By STGS
Awesome stuff. Congratulations to the huntress!!!

Awesome stuff. Congratulations to the huntress!!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,975
Posted By STGS
Better yet, go to his bank and cash it.

Better yet, go to his bank and cash it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,947
Posted By STGS
Someone might use this against you in the...

Someone might use this against you in the future....
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