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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-04-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By IkemanTX
High prices, for everything, are here to stay....

High prices, for everything, are here to stay. Inflation will hit so hard over the next 5-10 years that costs will far outpace salary increases. Get ready for prices that seem like pure madness...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By IkemanTX
I usually apply for this hunt, Haggerman, and all...

I usually apply for this hunt, Haggerman, and all archery exotics available for draw in Texas, but I didn’t do any of them this year. 4 years running, and never drew a thing. In fact, I don’t know...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,181
Posted By IkemanTX
Exposure, exposure, exposure, exposure…. The...

Exposure, exposure, exposure, exposure….

The trick is to SLOWLY increase the person’s exposure and comfort. If you try to push straight to tall heights, they will shut down completely.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,457
Posted By IkemanTX
Ya, I don’t chew solid food because people choke...

Ya, I don’t chew solid food because people choke everyday.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,120
Posted By IkemanTX
You have a link so we can read the program? ...

You have a link so we can read the program?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,883
Posted By IkemanTX
I’m going to add another vote to this right here....

I’m going to add another vote to this right here. This is a VERY well thought out solution.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,883
Posted By IkemanTX
Often times refusing to do homework is a control...

Often times refusing to do homework is a control thing. He may feel like he has no control over any aspect of his life. Even though these actions have negative consequences, they give him a sense of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,778
Posted By IkemanTX
Those dogs got so caught up in killing them, they...

Those dogs got so caught up in killing them, they didn’t stop to eat a single one. Just went to the next neck.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-20-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,458
Posted By IkemanTX
G26 or an FEG 9X18 for me. Sent from my...

G26 or an FEG 9X18 for me.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2021, 03:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,390
Posted By IkemanTX
Hands down… this us my phone beats anything else....

Hands down… this us my phone beats anything else.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0198HIF7K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_0W8FFE0YRR2AGBMT68PZ


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By IkemanTX
I’d be concerned with offgassing with that… maybe...

I’d be concerned with offgassing with that… maybe coat the container in permethrin and let that dry completely?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By IkemanTX
With some kind of moisture reducing like damprid,...

With some kind of moisture reducing like damprid, this is the way to go…


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,478
Posted By IkemanTX
I hate jury duty… I got out of the last one...

I hate jury duty…

I got out of the last one by notifying them I was temporarily living out of state, which was true. Just had to send in proof from my employer and my housing situation and they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 15,110
Posted By IkemanTX
Those ruins are just begging to be a re-built...

Those ruins are just begging to be a re-built hunting cabin…..


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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 08-08-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,219
Posted By IkemanTX
Your setup is fine, so long as the animal is...

Your setup is fine, so long as the animal is still enough that your arrow hits its original aim point (or very near it).

I would say you might have a drastically different outcome with that 410gr...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-08-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,189
Posted By IkemanTX
This is what happens when installers don’t...

This is what happens when installers don’t install roof penetrations properly. Proper install techniques would have avoided this, but too many installers just lag bolt them through the shingle and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,024
Posted By IkemanTX
Worldwide chip shortage isn’t helping… There’s...

Worldwide chip shortage isn’t helping…
There’s a reason China is pushing so hard to take back Taiwan. Taiwan produces the majority of semiconductors for the entire world’s supply.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-04-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,568
Posted By IkemanTX
Building My Public Land Bike

I like the bike, I keep going back and forth on rigging out a bike too… but the last couple times I tried to use the bike for scouting/hanging cameras on public land, I almost killed myself....
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-04-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,284
Posted By IkemanTX
Nice! I’ve had a 16X32 cabin design dreamed up...

Nice! I’ve had a 16X32 cabin design dreamed up for a few years that I hope to be able to build as well.
I’m just going to follow your build and live vicariously through it!


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-04-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,821
Posted By IkemanTX
Oh, I forgot a few gear pointers… 1) Zero...

Oh, I forgot a few gear pointers…

1) Zero cotton clothing.. it is hydrophilic and will make you miserable if it ever gets wet.

2) double socks… good wool hiking socks with a silk or synthetic...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-04-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,821
Posted By IkemanTX
I’m headed back from a 5-day backpacking trip...

I’m headed back from a 5-day backpacking trip with the family right now. My pack ended up at 51lbs including 3 liters of water, my wife’s ended up at about 40lbs, and my 13 year old’s ended up at...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,277
Posted By IkemanTX
It would have been better if all the atrocities...

It would have been better if all the atrocities over human history could be undone, but no one alive today is capable of undoing the past. So, it is time to improve what we have NOW, and get over...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 17,870
Posted By IkemanTX
It is high time for some civil unrest if they...

It is high time for some civil unrest if they keep trying to take away our god give rights…


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 952
Posted By IkemanTX
We are pst the “what happens when” state…. ...

We are pst the “what happens when” state….
Facebook is already flagging actual fact and direct links to medical research as “misinformation”
There are even instances of them removing posts linking...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,401
Posted By IkemanTX
A big ‘ol train horn on the truck would scare her...

A big ‘ol train horn on the truck would scare her bad enough that she’d stop!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,030
Posted By IkemanTX
Yes, he is. Has been for years. Sent from...

Yes, he is. Has been for years.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,165
Posted By IkemanTX
This is why I do purely euros…. At my budget, my...

This is why I do purely euros…. At my budget, my deer mounts would look like the worst bobcat mount you’ve ever seen.

I’d always told my wife I wouldn’t mount one until I got a public land P&Y,...
Forum: Recipes 07-12-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,226
Posted By IkemanTX
It actually produces T-cells (a type of white...

It actually produces T-cells (a type of white blood cell) and Thymosin (a hormone that stimulates T-cell development). It is essentially an “immune system in an organ” that covers the body in early...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-12-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,044
Posted By IkemanTX
I will be carrying deep conceal and appendix...

I will be carrying deep conceal and appendix carry after Sept 1st when the constitutional carry goes into effect. The deep conceal is harder to draw, but the barrel is in front of my junk instead of...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-12-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,044
Posted By IkemanTX
I would love to know the detailed story on the...

I would love to know the detailed story on the judge friend defending himself…


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Forum: Recipes 07-11-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,226
Posted By IkemanTX
Sweetbreads are actually thymus glands, which are...

Sweetbreads are actually thymus glands, which are part of the immune system. They slowly disappear as an animal matures, so most of our deer won’t have them remaining by the time they make the target...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-10-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,044
Posted By IkemanTX
Secure storage, good training of the kid, out of...

Secure storage, good training of the kid, out of reach if possible.

We have 3 chambered pistols (with full mags) in the house, one in my vehicle, and a 20ga with home defense rounds that also has...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,097
Posted By IkemanTX
There’s a few more than 9,000 people in Fort...

There’s a few more than 9,000 people in Fort Worth…


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-09-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 19,384
Posted By IkemanTX
Tagging along waiting for applications to open. ...

Tagging along waiting for applications to open.


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Forum: Photography 07-08-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,408
Posted By IkemanTX
I’m with ya on not wanting to leave southern...

I’m with ya on not wanting to leave southern Colorado at the end of a vacation. But, that state is absolutely dominated politically by Denver, which is going off the liberal deep end with California...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,357
Posted By IkemanTX
I threw more than a few lit mortar shells over a...

I threw more than a few lit mortar shells over a lake or the red river in my day… looking back, I’m lucky I didn’t lose a hand too. Those fuses would jump on you every now and then.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,719
Posted By IkemanTX
That is absolutely amazing! Sent from my...

That is absolutely amazing!


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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-05-2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,625
Posted By IkemanTX
Extreme f.o.c or heavy arrow

So… after arguing with me, for an entire 2 days, about shooting heavier arrows you drop this line….. (and I’ll use the same grammar mistakes to be as accurate as possible)

QUOTE: “By the way...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-04-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,625
Posted By IkemanTX
Then hunt your light arrows, and I will continue...

Then hunt your light arrows, and I will continue punching my heavy ones straight out the back of my targets… and deer.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By IkemanTX
Mushroom ID

Highly sought after edible mushroom.

The above “Meadow Mushroom” is the correct ID.

They are best when they are still in button form, but those are plenty edible still. Sauté with some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,542
Posted By IkemanTX
The erosion of wages (adjusted for inflation)...

The erosion of wages (adjusted for inflation) over the last 40-50 years is directly tied to the shift from single income homes to double income homes. When you almost double the percentage of...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-03-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,625
Posted By IkemanTX
The “variable” is an integral part of the physics...

The “variable” is an integral part of the physics question. It is a part of the minimum performance requirements. It doesn’t matter if the 380 grain arrow penetrates ballistic gel ever so slightly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,052
Posted By IkemanTX
The wife and I will be splitting a steer with my...

The wife and I will be splitting a steer with my parents next year. They just had a whole cow butchered, and as long as the wait list was, she was a big ‘ol girl. So, it will be a while.

Never go...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-03-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,625
Posted By IkemanTX
550? Most likely. I wouldn’t be surprised if the...

550? Most likely. I wouldn’t be surprised if the only difference between my 710 and 550 is the broken femur not happening.

Now, I know a 350 grain wouldn’t have done it. I’ve shot enough of those...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-03-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,625
Posted By IkemanTX
If these were stoic, stationary targets…. I would...

If these were stoic, stationary targets…. I would halfway agree. It has been proven time and time again that a whitetail can drop more than 7 inches from arrow release to impact, even with a fast...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-03-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,625
Posted By IkemanTX
The overall answer is to shoot the heaviest, most...

The overall answer is to shoot the heaviest, most FOC, arrow that works for your desired shooting distance / trajectory preferences, and put an insanely sharp cut on contact broadhead on the pointy...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-03-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,625
Posted By IkemanTX
I was in the middle of writing out a long...

I was in the middle of writing out a long response explaining why this is incorrect, but this 2016 post from another forum does a much better job.

QUOTE:
There is very little you can do about...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,727
Posted By IkemanTX
I was asked to take the Mensa at one point, but...

I was asked to take the Mensa at one point, but never did. I seriously doubt I would have made the cut, though.


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Forum: Photography 07-03-2021, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By IkemanTX
Nice. We have had a pair of Cooper’s that have...

Nice.
We have had a pair of Cooper’s that have nested near our neighborhood pool for 3 years now. It is always cool to watch them.


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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-02-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,541
Posted By IkemanTX
More data for the conversation… ...

More data for the conversation…


https://youtu.be/ZCtp1SnPliY


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