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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 04:51 PM
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Are these freeze driers or dehydrators you guys...

Are these freeze driers or dehydrators you guys are using?

The freeze driers I see on the web are in the $2,500 price range.Is that what they cost?


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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By Bill
Find the trails and set up game cameras. But Iíve...

Find the trails and set up game cameras. But Iíve never lived and hunted where feeders are legal, so canít help you there.


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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Bill
Hereís a website specializing in family bibles...

Hereís a website specializing in family bibles with a cost estimator.

https://www.bellabecho.com/order-now/

I donít know if youíre handy and want to take the project on, but if you Google...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By Bill
Good stuff! Hope he has a great freshman year. If...

Good stuff! Hope he has a great freshman year. If heís looking to hunt in Mad Cou (Madison County where I am) there seems to be more public land and ranch access (Block Management Areas) than in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2022, 11:16 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 61,364
Posted By Bill
Our sunsets are great, tonights was spectacular....

Our sunsets are great, tonights was spectacular. These were from in front of our house. Six weeks until archery pronghorn opens.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2022, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By Bill
So whatís the plan? Sent from my iPhone...

So whatís the plan?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By Bill
Living in Sheridan Montana- when I read it I...

Living in Sheridan Montana- when I read it I thought I might be getting a new neighbor from Texas and TBH!

This is what Ďsouth of Sheridaní looks like here.
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-27-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,483
Posted By Bill
Send a PM to Mary and ask. Tell her Bill in...

Send a PM to Mary and ask. Tell her Bill in Montana who escaped San Jose, CA sent you!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 926
Posted By Bill
I tried live trapping them but they figured out...

I tried live trapping them but they figured out the trap. I hit one with a blunt from my recurve, rabbit with arrow sticking in it ran under my deck and thatís where he and the arrow will stay.

My...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,500
Posted By Bill
Git r done. Thereís 2 things I miss leaving Cali....

Git r done. Thereís 2 things I miss leaving Cali. Killing wild pigs and good, fresh, greasy, warm donuts.

No wild pigs in Montana. Stick one for me.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-27-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,483
Posted By Bill
Does she need more than her 6 posts on TBH to be...

Does she need more than her 6 posts on TBH to be able to start a thread?



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Forum: Traditional 06-27-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,726
Posted By Bill
Montana Self Bow Jamboree June 23-26

Thanks for compliments.

A couple more details.

One of the bowyers there helping newbies like me asked if I wanted bubinga tip overlays. A quick trip to the local ACE hardware for the strongest...
Forum: Traditional 06-26-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,726
Posted By Bill
It shoots really nice. Finished around 42# @ 28ĒĒ...

It shoots really nice. Finished around 42# @ 28ĒĒ which is what I wanted.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220626/678f2f6c991bf50833b1a41913bfc31d.jpg
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Forum: Traditional 06-26-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,726
Posted By Bill
Staves were osage orange and $120-$140. Iím...

Staves were osage orange and $120-$140. Iím going back today for the 4th day to finish my new self bow. What a great group of people and experience.

Hereís a couple pictures, more to follow.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18,044
Views: 1,023,705
Posted By Bill
Iím attending a 4-day self bow Jam hosted by our...

Iím attending a 4-day self bow Jam hosted by our archery club building my first bow. I ended the day covered in osage orange dust and shavings.

I can see how this could be habit forming.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By Bill
Thatís a better idea than screwing into plywood,...

Thatís a better idea than screwing into plywood, and not an expensive way to do it. At least the 2 mounting holes on the top.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Bill
That was the solution. I needed drippers that are...

That was the solution. I needed drippers that are Ďpressure compensationí, the flow rate is the same over a range of pressure.

Then I spent hours on programming Hunter Pro C controllers.

:)
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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Bill
Iím picking up a bag of pressure compensating...

Iím picking up a bag of pressure compensating emitters, Iíll report if it solved the problem.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Bill
Drip irrigation question

Thanks. ButÖÖ

The irrigation system is in the ground, solenoids in a irrigation control box. Nowhere to install a press regulator.

Plus 40 of the installed emitters work fine- itís only the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By Bill
Buying a house directly from a friend Ė closing costs

I donít know, you can call 2-3 and ask to compare or somebody chime-in.

Yes attorney fees are extra. Iím not sure on a Ďsimpleí sale to friend if a lawyer is needed. Good question to ask a title...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,049
Posted By Bill
In a store, the buyer pays the sales tax, but the...

In a store, the buyer pays the sales tax, but the seller is responsible to collect the sales tax, report it and remit the money to the state agency who collects the tax.

Iím guessing theyíll...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By Bill
Select a title company you want to work with, set...

Select a title company you want to work with, set up an appointment say youíre shopping for a title company and go thru everything with them.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Bill
Drip irrigation question

Iím installing drip irrigation here in Montana, and have a problem/ question. My wife said ďwhy not ask the guys on TBH?Ē. Good idea.

A contractor installed 1/2Ē drip line with 1/4Ē tubing to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7,537
Views: 686,872
Posted By Bill
Itís slowed down raining in SW Montana. You can...

Itís slowed down raining in SW Montana. You can have the rest! Locals canít remember it being this green and lush. It should be a great elk season.,


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,754
Posted By Bill
I donít know how Glacier NP up north fared in the...

I donít know how Glacier NP up north fared in the storm, but itís sure beautiful.

You can generally see buffalo on Ted Turnerís Snowcrest Ranch near me.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2022, 11:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By Bill
I canít help you there. My suggestion is to call...

I canít help you there. My suggestion is to call Rivers Edge Fly Fishing in Bozeman and Four Rivers in Twin Bridges.

Rivers Edge will tell you about the Gallatin Valley side. They have a store in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By Bill
I drove past the Madison and Gallatin rivers...

I drove past the Madison and Gallatin rivers today for shopping in Bozeman. Both are the highest Iíve ever seen a look like chocolate milk with all the suspended sediment. Nobody was fishing on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By Bill
Fishing around Big Sky & Bozeman

If your son is into technology, the American Computer & Robotics Museum in Bozeman is worth visiting.

As youíre driving south from Bzn to Big Sky on 191, Staceys Bar in Gallatin Gateway has some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,754
Posted By Bill
Theyíre saying the park may be clised...

Theyíre saying the park may be clised indefinitely, and if it opens at all it will be thru the west and south entrances.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,754
Posted By Bill
No, it flows north towards the Missouri and...

No, it flows north towards the Missouri and eventually the Gulf if Mexico.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2022, 11:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By Bill
With the flooding going on, all your rivers and...

With the flooding going on, all your rivers and streams are fast flowing mud right now. Call any local fly shop for an update.

If thereís no fishing on the Madison, thereís always Willies...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 61,364
Posted By Bill
Back to the high 80s here today. The temperature...

Back to the high 80s here today. The temperature variation is crazy.

Big Sky around here is the resort town in the Madison Range where billionaires build $20+ million 3d and 4th homes to visit a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,936
Posted By Bill
Wow. Following the chase from Montana. Git Ďr...

Wow. Following the chase from Montana. Git Ďr done TBH!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By Bill
If you can get a couple of the screws into a 2x4...

If you can get a couple of the screws into a 2x4 behind the plywood, youíd be better off. Now finding the stud without and pictures of house the fireplace was framed- good luck.

Also, it depends...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 61,364
Posted By Bill
Soon to be no more Bill in San Jose....

Went out yesterday for black (spring) bear. 5 miles from home, weather above 7k feet was cold- high 20s, wind and recent snow. June 15th!

No bears, but found elk, moose and mulies.

That little...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 22,916
Posted By Bill
Contact one of the TBH administrators/ moderators...

Contact one of the TBH administrators/ moderators or Mary.




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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 22,916
Posted By Bill
Never give up, brother. One more prayer...

Never give up, brother.

One more prayer added from up north in Montana.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By Bill
Not dumb. Glad you found it. When I did home...

Not dumb. Glad you found it.

When I did home handyman work I had a homeowner with a gfci outlet in a hallway tripping- pretty random. Turned out somebody put one there to connect to the load side...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By Bill
Gfci combined with the 20 amp breaker in your...

Gfci combined with the 20 amp breaker in your distribution panel. Look there. There will be test and reset buttons on it.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 61,364
Posted By Bill
I had somebody compliment my stonework. I guess. ...

I had somebody compliment my stonework. I guess.

He said, ď I like it, it looks like an old Indian burial moundĒ.




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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-04-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5,548
Views: 719,357
Posted By Bill
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GB?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By Bill
He wasnít able to connect with whoever was...

He wasnít able to connect with whoever was selling. To be continued.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,799
Posted By Bill
I wonder what he does on his days off for...

I wonder what he does on his days off for excitement?

Please ask his opinion on best griz self defense. Spray, gun, spray then gun? Iím interested what he says.



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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 61,364
Posted By Bill
I couldnít sit around with a half dozen guys...

I couldnít sit around with a half dozen guys working hard. I finally built a stone surround for our well and hydrant from stone our of our excavation. Iím planning to use a lot of the larger/...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 61,364
Posted By Bill
Maybe 1/8Ē- I eyeballed it. When he quoted...

Maybe 1/8Ē- I eyeballed it.

When he quoted the project he said Ďmetal edgingí. I was expecting the stuff you buy by the roll at Home Depot.

They kept tripping the gfci outlets yesterday, so...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2022, 10:41 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 61,364
Posted By Bill
I was looking at my post and realized our...

I was looking at my post and realized our greenhouse is about the same size as sone peopleís tiny houses. Crazy.

The landscaper/nursery is using 3/16Ē x 4Ē steel strips for the edging- the pieces...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,799
Posted By Bill
Welcome to big sky country from SW Montana. We...

Welcome to big sky country from SW Montana. We retired and love it here.

3 years ago our son got married here on June 22. I went to help set up the day before. My wife called frantic from Bozeman...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By Bill
I agree on old compounds. I love my 01 RAM- Iím...

I agree on old compounds. I love my 01 RAM- Iím on my second one and if my engine needed serious work, I think Iíd get a new engine and drive it another quarter million miles.

Itís Tuesday and I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 61,364
Posted By Bill
We had an amazing rainbow on Memorial Day. ...

We had an amazing rainbow on Memorial Day.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220531/0598887fa18552e09dd92a779fa6ac65.jpg

At long last, the landscaping is being done. 4 foot planting beds...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By Bill
Amen. You already posted Pattonís quote which I...

Amen. You already posted Pattonís quote which I was going to post.

Never forget.




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