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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 09:26 AM
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The Elk Thread

The elk herds will move to find food source, water and safety. But thatís nothing new.

Scout burn areas. Once the new growth starts, animals move back into those areas.

If you hunt near old...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning Today, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By Bill
Congrats! Enjoy it. Sent from my iPhone...

Congrats! Enjoy it.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2021, 10:05 PM
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Posted By Bill
Iím in Montana and Iíve not read anything like...

Iím in Montana and Iíve not read anything like that. Stage 2 fire restrictions are in place, thereís springs and lots of green grass in the mountains.


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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-27-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By Bill
If it were my Elite, Iíd spend $180 instead of...

If it were my Elite, Iíd spend $180 instead of way north of $1k for a new bow. But I like the Elite bow.

If youíve had a hankering for a new bow, nowís your chance.

My 2 cents.


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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-27-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By Bill
X2 contacting Martin. They may send you a new...

X2 contacting Martin. They may send you a new limb (or a pair). When an old PSE my son had split a limb, the request had to come from a dealer to do the repair. Itís worth a phone call to have a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 5,751
Posted By Bill
Prayers sent from up north. Sheís being...

Prayers sent from up north.

Sheís being treated by the best medical specialists at MD Anderson, put your faith in the Lord and then the staff treating her.

If it gets too much to keep sane, PM...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Bill
Bowflex?

Well, that was a puzzle reassembling it. Found a couple minor assembly errors the original owner made along the way :).
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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Bill
I appreciate the offer, sir. Very kind. Itís...

I appreciate the offer, sir. Very kind.

Itís gotten as far as our upstairs, to be reassembled.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Bill
Thanks. We picked it up today. Listed for $100,...

Thanks. We picked it up today. Listed for $100, paid $50. Lets see how it works out.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Bill
Bowflex?

Weíre retired, and want to a piece of exercise equipment. Lat pull downs is a must. Starting an exercise program, not looking to bulk up, etc. will be in an upstairs room so weight up the stairs is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,996
Posted By Bill
Hereís a question. If I pick my #1 string...

Hereís a question.

If I pick my #1 string (E), when I damp the E string I still hear a vibration in the guitar.

If I go string-by-string to the others I still hear it.

If I put a finger...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 610,802
Posted By Bill
What are you looking to learn? Sent from...

What are you looking to learn?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2021, 02:06 PM
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Views: 610,802
Posted By Bill
Iíd much rather those were 2 wallows I found 6...

Iíd much rather those were 2 wallows I found 6 miles up the road from home. Just Christmas trees.

Iím still trying to absorb there are elk on huntable land within miles of where Iím sitting.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 610,802
Posted By Bill
Hereís an OnX example up the road from me. ...

Hereís an OnX example up the road from me.

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Tap area to right of BLM
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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 610,802
Posted By Bill
Even if itís not leased out- itís still their...

Even if itís not leased out- itís still their land do with what they want.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 610,802
Posted By Bill
The Elk Thread

Call the Idaho game department. The answer in Montana is no. We have lots of BLM land surrounded (locked) by private ranches.

If the NW corner of one touches the SE corner of the other, itís...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17,980
Views: 980,194
Posted By Bill
98 degrees today- in Montana for jimmies sake. We...

98 degrees today- in Montana for jimmies sake. We went for local made ice cream.
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Now putting the finishing touches...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,996
Posted By Bill
Iíve realized saying ĎIíll practice laterí does...

Iíve realized saying ĎIíll practice laterí does not work. Up, breakfast then guitar time. The grey cells and muscles are making connections.

Iím enjoying the deck outside before elk season (and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-17-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,185
Posted By Bill
Some nice SxSs! Sent from my iPhone...

Some nice SxSs!



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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 46,246
Posted By Bill
There ya go. Took all of 20 seconds. ...

There ya go. Took all of 20 seconds.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 46,246
Posted By Bill
Please help me out. Why would somebody that...

Please help me out. Why would somebody that pretty take a picture in the mirror of a public restroom with paper towels on the floor and send it to somebody/ without cropping it?

Asking for a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,185
Posted By Bill
Nice. Can I ask why the rear seat is so high? ...

Nice. Can I ask why the rear seat is so high?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,185
Posted By Bill
Bumping the thread. Hereís my SxS. A Honda...

Bumping the thread. Hereís my SxS. A Honda Pioneer 500. Iím finally closing in the cab, Iím finished freezing up here in Montana. Windshield, roof, soft doors.

I just added the second, lower led...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 47,436
Posted By Bill
I hope it serves as an inspiration to folks that...

I hope it serves as an inspiration to folks that you can overcome whatever **** is thrown your way and achieve your dreams. I donít forget 8 years ago I was unemployed (again) 18 months into looking...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Bill
Exhaust side on mine is the top. Straight up to...

Exhaust side on mine is the top. Straight up to heaven.
Thanks.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 47,436
Posted By Bill
I need to go back to the beginning myself. ...

I need to go back to the beginning myself.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Bill
AC guys- questions on clearance around a compressor on our patio

I spoke to Airehead. Turns out we did a trade a few years ago for a 9 pound 1/24 scale Bugatti Veyon model milled from a billet of stainless steel for a beautiful Sarrels takedown recurve. Itís in my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Bill
Thank you. The view here is beyond anything I...

Thank you. The view here is beyond anything I ever imagined Iíd be able to retire experience. Guys drive from around the country to hunt elk within 10 miles of our house. I saw today I drew an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Bill
What- you donít appreciate the Montana lawn art? ...

What- you donít appreciate the Montana lawn art?

Thanks for the information. I just got into the house and started doing ĎGoogle Engineeringí. 1-2 feet seems to be the common answer, or check...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Bill
AC guys- questions on clearance around a compressor on our patio

Hello TBH (again).

We retired in SW Montana and went with central forced hot air and ac. Iím not sure of the BTUs, but sure keeps our 2,800 +/- house cool when the outside temp is in the mid 90s....
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 47,436
Posted By Bill
Are you fishing in Montana this summer? ...

Are you fishing in Montana this summer?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,996
Posted By Bill
Leaving the guitar out makes short practice...

Leaving the guitar out makes short practice sessions easy.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2021, 04:25 PM
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Views: 47,436
Posted By Bill
Soon to be no more Bill in San Jose....

Rear patio was poured with stamped concrete. The mason is putting the same stone on it as everywhere else inside and out. We like the dry stack prairie stone I guess.

Air conditioning condenser...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 610,802
Posted By Bill
The Elk Thread

The FWP wardens shot a bear, awaiting dna confirmation it was the bear.

I was at the Vet last week and a guy showed me a griz print in the mud from Eureka Basin here in the Graveleys Range.

4...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2021, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Bill
ďYou have to grow up but you donít have to grow...

ďYou have to grow up but you donít have to grow oldĒ- somebody told me that a long time ago. Sorry about the knee busting your hunting plans.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 610,802
Posted By Bill
Yíall be careful and prepared if youíre heading...

Yíall be careful and prepared if youíre heading this way to chase elk. A woman was killed by a griz NW of Helena this morning.

SSS- Shoot, Shoot, keep Shooting

Governor Gianforte signed SB 98...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,000
Posted By Bill
One more Our Father sent from Ďup northí. May God...

One more Our Father sent from Ďup northí. May God bless him, his family and friends.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,439
Posted By Bill
How does that surge suppressor get wired in? Hard...

How does that surge suppressor get wired in? Hard wired between the connection box and transfer switch/ distribution panel?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-04-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,439
Posted By Bill
Iím not an expert, but let me add 2 things. ...

Iím not an expert, but let me add 2 things.

The quality of the 60 hertz sine wave from your generator is determined by the electronics in the generator. I donít know if you can post- process it. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-04-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,439
Posted By Bill
How do you protect your sensitive electronics from a generator?

What did the manufacturerís technical support guys say was the problem?

What happened to the cable box and coffee maker? Ceased to work after? Are they on the same branch circuit (same breaker in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 47,436
Posted By Bill
Compare the sky this morning picture with a storm...

Compare the sky this morning picture with a storm coming in from the north.

Glad Iím not out hunting or scouting in the mountains! But it probably be sunny in 2 hours as it passes heading south.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 47,436
Posted By Bill
Getting towards the end of large, outdoor...

Getting towards the end of large, outdoor projects. Or so I think.

We decided to expand a 4x4 pad for under the ac compressor to the right of this rear slider to be a patio. It is stamped/ stained...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 14,800
Posted By Bill
Iím truly sorry to read this. My prayers and...

Iím truly sorry to read this. My prayers and sympathy for his family and friends is sent with sorrow.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 15,366
Posted By Bill
EJ charged a small percentage on some load mutual...

EJ charged a small percentage on some load mutual funds, not on others.

Nobody can predict the future, but over time trends are valid. I think he helped with organizing our thinking, and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,114
Posted By Bill
Here you go. ...

Here you go.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 15,366
Posted By Bill
We worked with an Edward Jones agent for a decade...

We worked with an Edward Jones agent for a decade before retiring. He had some very sophisticated financial modeling software that allowed our particular situation to be analyzed and forecasts...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2021, 11:20 PM
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Views: 47,436
Posted By Bill
This area was hunting land for the Shoshone and...

This area was hunting land for the Shoshone and Crow (Absorka) tribes. There are obsidian arrow points found around here- but the nearest obsidian is in Yellowstone 100 miles away.

I know a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 47,436
Posted By Bill
Itís low 90s this week- very warm weather for...

Itís low 90s this week- very warm weather for Montana in June.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,114
Posted By Bill
Good question. First I need to roll it out...

Good question.

First I need to roll it out of the garage so not to have a CO issue. Iím really not sure how a flexible line would connect to a propane wall valve.

Second, our plumber said it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,114
Posted By Bill
Tell me about your home energy back up system

We retired in rural Montana. House heated by forced hot air with a buried 1,000 gallon propane tank supplemented by a wood stove.

I went Cummins 9500w (max) portable generator with a 40 pound RV...
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