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Forum: D-I-Y Projects Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By kmack
That's a cool idea I hadn't seen before. But I...

That's a cool idea I hadn't seen before. But I have a question for those of you that have used this solar panel kit.

The Amazon ad shows that the 12V output port uses the 4.0mm x 1.7mm male...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-20-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,609
Posted By kmack
Where did you get the switches? It would be nice...

Where did you get the switches? It would be nice to uprade ours.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-20-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By kmack
Bumper looks good! As for the lights, when I...

Bumper looks good!

As for the lights, when I run spot lights I connect them to the high beams like you mentioned. I use a relay for them. Main power for the spots comes straight from the battery...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,364
Posted By kmack
Have you seen some of the hiring rates? The one...

Have you seen some of the hiring rates? The one in Luling was offering up to $34/hr for Managers.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,106
Posted By kmack
Might be some work to go get it, but the price is...

Might be some work to go get it, but the price is right!

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/spo/d/carrizo-springs-deer-blind-free/7431645887.html
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By kmack
If the repair is on the other driver's bill, then...

If the repair is on the other driver's bill, then just take your truck back to the dealer and let their body shop fix it.

If you're footin the bill, then it's just a "best-guess" scenario and the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,364
Posted By kmack
This is the full view of the truck/trailer taken...

This is the full view of the truck/trailer taken that same afternoon before the Bucees stop in Temple. It's pretty obvious it's not a regular commercial semi.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,364
Posted By kmack
:D When my daughter was in HS, I...

:D




When my daughter was in HS, I drove the Band trailer (which is what is pictured above). There were a mess of charter buses there when we pulled into the Temple Bucess. As my co-pilot...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,364
Posted By kmack
I think you should gauge the size by all the...

I think you should gauge the size by all the ammenities: pumps, restroom (# of urinals), car wash, store size, overall site footprint (including parking area).

And...
Who says you're not allowed...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,364
Posted By kmack
The Katy store has more pumps than both the New...

The Katy store has more pumps than both the New Braunfels (biggest store) and this new TN store. Those both have 120 pumps, Katy has 124. You'd think Katy would be considered the largest, but...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-19-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,291
Posted By kmack
^^ What size battery and inverter do you have to...

^^ What size battery and inverter do you have to have to power all that stuff? :eek:

I like that ceiling fan idea...a LOT!!!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-19-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,291
Posted By kmack
No worries about the hijack! I put this out...

No worries about the hijack! I put this out there as a sounding board for ideas.

On the issue about controllers, I thought it wasn't necessary to use a solar panel charge controller if the system...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,881
Posted By kmack
Yeah, it's a shame as I really liked his...

Yeah, it's a shame as I really liked his character. He was funny in a goofy sort of way. Like some of the guys my daughter has dated!

I've been enjoying this series also.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-18-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,305
Posted By kmack
Every year, same question: "Why can't you hunt...

Every year, same question: "Why can't you hunt cow?"
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-18-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By kmack
What is your total Ah rating with both batteries?

What is your total Ah rating with both batteries?
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-17-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,291
Posted By kmack
^^ Looks good!

^^ Looks good!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-14-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,291
Posted By kmack
I was kind of thinking of adding something along...

I was kind of thinking of adding something along these lines:

Linkstyle 4 in 1 Charger Socket Panel...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-14-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,291
Posted By kmack
Putting power in the blind - ideas?

For those that have added 12V battery power with a solar panel to your blinds, was it pretty straightforward? Easy? How'd ya do it?

I'm looking to add some simple LED light strips & 12V charging...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,980
Posted By kmack
Sunrise at the stand... ...

Sunrise at the stand...
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,097
Posted By kmack
Looking forward to thebody count this year! Get...

Looking forward to thebody count this year! Get 'em!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,046
Posted By kmack
Exactly! If they didn't break our laws by...

Exactly! If they didn't break our laws by entering illegally, then all this would be a non-issue.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By kmack
Could this be changed to an "At Work" Covid Test?...

Could this be changed to an "At Work" Covid Test?

Please?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,046
Posted By kmack
From the Yahoo article: So how is this...

From the Yahoo article:


So how is this different than when drug smugglers are caught and processed? The drugs and/or cash is seized. Vehicles are seized.

"Undocumented immigrants" are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,186
Posted By kmack
Congratulations on the two-for-one deal! ...

Congratulations on the two-for-one deal!

Like others have said, get them on a schedule or a routine. And stick with it. Feed when their hungry, but bedtime is a set time. Nap time is a set...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,874
Posted By kmack
The Gray Ghost - an adventure into RVing!

Back in the 90's, my parents were on their 3rd motorhome which was eventually sold to my In-laws, as they too wanted to try RVing. Joe and Lois made a couple big trips with it, but then it sat in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-05-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 44,103
Posted By kmack
Internet Movie Data Base There's an...

Internet
Movie
Data
Base

There's an app....
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-04-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 10,996
Posted By kmack
Some old and some recent... But they're all...

Some old and some recent...
But they're all about the quality time.

Morning on the Laguna Madre...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-31-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,874
Posted By kmack
Quick & Easy Deer Camp chili

Since I'm sitting here at the deer lease thinking of some of these stories to write down, I figured I'd make some quick & dirty venison chili. Then I thought, I should write this down, too!

Here...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-31-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,728
Posted By kmack
I'm outside of Comfort hunting this weekend. ...

I'm outside of Comfort hunting this weekend. Been here since Thursday and will be by myself until Saturday afternoon. What a glorious peace and quiet it is!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-31-2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,874
Posted By kmack
We love our trucks!

Back in 2003, I bought my first pickup that was mine. Well, Kerri and I both bought it, but it was big and it was mine!

It was a 2001 Chevy 2500 Ext.cab with a long bed, but it was only 2wd. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,874
Posted By kmack
Things to do in Leakey

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/190180_101439743271604_7883234_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=cdbe9c&_nc_ohc=d4gFFUH4jlMAX_j57Xc&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=00_AT-tyRc0m2ZG4110ba...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-29-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By kmack
Previous ride: 1993 Explorer bought from my FIL...

Previous ride:
1993 Explorer bought from my FIL in 2013 with less than 76k miles on it. Sold it this past March.
...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-29-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By kmack
Maybe something like this? ...

Maybe something like this?

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/bf/c9/24/bfc92499c097fd8cb0bbbe0ee3d0c366--camper-trailers-travel-trailers.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-29-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 44,103
Posted By kmack
That would be good to watch, but it borders on a...

That would be good to watch, but it borders on a whole other movie genre! :cool:
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-27-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By kmack
Check engine light on? Able to check for codes?

Check engine light on? Able to check for codes?
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-22-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,874
Posted By kmack
Never trust Google...Maps!

We've been avid RV campers for many years. From my grand parents back in the 80's, my parents thru the 90's, and Kerri & I from 2004 on... We don't always make long trips, but when we do it usually...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-22-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 236
Posted By kmack
New to me Crack Shot 26

After going up to my (bio-) Mom's house and trying to get some things sorted after her passing, my step-brother handed me a 22 rifle he said was purchased by my late grandfather and was supposed to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,874
Posted By kmack
Drinking with Joe...It's not a fair fight!

Bottom line, Joe could throw back some alcohol!

He told me a lot later in our relationship that he secretly had a goal to try and drink all of us "kids" under the table.

"Thanks Joe!" ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-21-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18,022
Views: 1,003,384
Posted By kmack
Nice buck!

Nice buck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 786
Posted By kmack
I know you said catfish isn't really up for their...

I know you said catfish isn't really up for their menu, but Acadiana Cafe has some really good catfish!
https://www.acadianacafe.com/
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,088
Posted By kmack
My buddy just had his rotator cuff surgery done...

My buddy just had his rotator cuff surgery done back in October by Dr. Ralph Curtis. His experience has been good so far.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,874
Posted By kmack
That First Date!

I moved to San Antonio in May '92 for an Engineering Internship with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). 2 days after I moved here, it rained about 6" overnight and flooded the apartment parking...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By kmack
Nice deer! Congrats to both of you!

Nice deer! Congrats to both of you!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,436
Posted By kmack
Your kids won't get it, but the adults will! ...

Your kids won't get it, but the adults will!

https://i.imgur.com/vRs7HvG.jpeg
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,101
Posted By kmack
Yeah, the normal version of FFDP's "Bad Company"...

Yeah, the normal version of FFDP's "Bad Company" cover is much better than the remix that OP posted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_VsvZmIWxY

Their cover of "Sound of Silence" is also very...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,874
Posted By kmack
The Avatar hunt

Ok, so I know y'all are dying to hear the story I mentioned in my first post...

As always, I'll set the stage here with a little background info..

Since I had always started out deer hunting...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,189
Posted By kmack
An FYI since I just picked up 20 gals of kerosene...

An FYI since I just picked up 20 gals of kerosene yesterday from TSC. Their current price for the 5 gal cans is $44.99. But, go online and set "My Store" on the TSC located in Helotes, TX
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 44,103
Posted By kmack
:D I've had my share of all sizes, but every...

:D
I've had my share of all sizes, but every one has a preference!
And as far as being ashamed, never! I have almost fully achieved my goal of becoming a dirty old man! ;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,187
Posted By kmack
I have no experience with RC cruise line as we've...

I have no experience with RC cruise line as we've always gone Carnival. But we will not use any other parking lot other than Galveston Cruise Parking - Lighthouse Cruise Parking. Their lot if...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,724
Posted By kmack
My wife has been in a 30-year friendship (they're...

My wife has been in a 30-year friendship (they're like sisters) with her best friend and it all started over a borrowed cigarette.
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