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Everything posted by Docwatmo

  1. Campfire Talk

    There is something I never thought I'd hear. "It got rowdy at the John Denver Lookalike Concert". LOL happy097.gif happy097.gif
  2. Campfire Talk

    I love this one. LOL
  3. Campfire Talk

    Haaa, I was in your neck of the woods today. Took the youngest to the dinosaur thing at the cattle congress.
  4. Thanks!! Hope everyone has a good day. I have to work, but other than that, it's not a bad birthday so far.
  5. Campfire Talk

    Awesome cooler weather here. This is my season. LOVE the fall. With any luck things slow down a bit and I can spend more time playing out in the woods and less time running around in so called civilized society. LOL
  6. Campfire Talk

    Falco! The man, the myth, the legend.
  7. Campfire Talk

    Congrats KW!
  8. Campfire Talk

    Take care of yourself swede. You still have many turns and moons left in ya. :hug:
  9. Campfire Talk

    Sometimes the stars align, and Karma comes full circle. I have been so utterly lucky and blessed lately. I picked up the free stove and lantern the day before, then today I went to the scout shops warehouse garage sale, they had a ton of old stuff buried in the warehouse for sale, dirt cheap. Got 3 mint condition frame packs , a large Swiss gear tent, a smaller 2 man tent, a Kelty Noah 12 diamond fly (THIS THING IS AWESOME), 6 like new, heavy duty 10 x 12 nylon tarps, several cook sets, 4 poles for my tarp setup that are exactly the length I was looking for, a brand new never been used wool sleeping bag liner, 30 1930's and earlier scout books and a 1929 leather bound scoutmaster handbook (the new prize of my collection) 2 mosquito nets some old scout memorabilia for the collection and a few more things I'm forgetting, all for the whopping price of $41. :woot: It's all older but in mint condition, just been stored for a long time. Things are coming together and going great. Even starting to get a little more free time available. Can't wait to build the forge in a couple weeks. Hope everyone else is having a good end of summer too!!
  10. Hello from Sunrise 1965

    Howdy Sunrise! Glad to make your acquaintance!
  11. Campfire Talk

    Gurgle, Gurgle Gurgle :hugegrin: Had some good rain, I sat in the rain for almost 2 hours last night, just sitting on the swing under the maple tree, which stopped about 3/4s of the rain. It was so peaceful and relaxing. I didn't even realize it was after 10:30 when I went back inside soaked to the bone. Just something about storms and rain that connects me to the earth. (Lightning is probably going to kill me some day LOL).
  12. Campfire Talk

    Hope your feeling better Swede. That heat can mess a guy up.
  13. Campfire Talk

    Short Hke, gatherd half a gallon of blackberries, lost a half a gallon of blood to mosquitoes. I think it was a good trade. scared011.gif
  14. Happy Birthday Swede! They say wisdom comes with age, You must be one smart man by now. Hope you have a great day.
  15. Campfire Talk

    Glad your ok OFG! Yikes. I'm back from a week of Scout camp and I really didn't want to come back. I could spend the rest of the year out there with those boys. So much fun. Got the gear recovered when I got back yesterday and then we did a family movie night outside. Throw a blanket over the swingset and put a movie on the laptop hooked to a projector and some speakers. Just like the drive in but the bathrooms are closer. :hugegrin: I'll post some pics today. Just need to let dropbox sync them off my phone.
  16. Campfire Talk

    I hold my scent until it's needed.... or not.... LOL Skunks are one of the only creatures around here I keep my distance from. Not for fear, but having smelled and hit enough of them with my car, I don't want to have to deal with that. I think I'd rather go all Yakuza and chop off a knuckle than tangle with a skunk. :blink:
  17. Campfire Talk

    I'm getting excited. Be headed out to scout camp all next week. I am so burnt out. I have only camped 12 days this year, and I usually have 25 or more by now. I need some dirt time in a bad, bad way. Hope everyone is enjoying a decent summer so far. Give or take the heat, flooding and storms that seem to be a little more prevalent than average.
  18. Campfire Talk

    Truth in every word.
  19. Campfire Talk

    One of my favorite expression is. "A boat is a hole in the water you are trying to fill with money". That stuff aint cheap by a long shot.
  20. Bugging in vs bugging out

    Good question, Probably some google searches for major manufactures in the area would be a good start. Take a couple of drives and see whats around. Might be easy to find some and tough to find others. I wouldn't spend too much time there though, that's a low percentage event, and having bug out gear ready to go and paying attention to the local news and emergency reports are probably good enough to get you out.
  21. Bugging in vs bugging out

    That would generally be location specific. If you live near certain chemical refineries, or on major chemical transport routes from refineries. (I seem to remember a couple of train wrecks that required evacuation due to chemical spills) and of course the big one like Union Carbide leak in Bhopal India. Pretty rare though, but definitely a bug out situation.
  22. Bugging in vs bugging out

    The situation and location will determine if bugging in or bugging out is the better option. For short term stuff, bugging in is generally the better option. Wait it out with all your supplies. Some things like Chemical leaks or flooding or something that makes the area unsafe or unsustainable, or inhospitable will force a bug-out. Area affect is also a factor, does bugging out mean just the general vicinity? (Truck wrecks and chemicals make it necessary to bug out) or is it something that covers a large geographical area or the whole country (Economic collapse, super volcano?). The times it will be difficult to determine will most likely be during long term shtf (Economic collapse, depression etc). When people are starving after the first few weeks and months, they will get desperate and then it's very dangerous to be in populated areas. Situational awareness and keeping an eye on current events may give a better idea if it's time to bug out and beat the crowds so to speak (Hurricane for example). If you get started quicker you can get out of the area before it's choked by all the last minute evacuees.
  23. Campfire Talk

    But think of the advantages, You can buy good whiskey, and can do the heal and toe tango. :woot:
  24. 2016 bird list

    107 - Belted Kingfisher (June 5th, Wapsipinican Park). This guy makes a showing for a couple weeks then disappears. My son first saw him 4 or 5 years ago. We tend to catch him in the same area of the park each year for a very short time.
  25. Campfire Talk