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    Swampy...nothing worth anything is free anymore....silly rabbit, don't you know that tricks are for kids??? :-)
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    Wild Bob replied to a thread Chevy SS in Podunk Corner
    Sorry, can't help you out on that one...I live in a truck world. The last car that was my daily driver was white 1977 Z-28; cramming a deer into that little trunk didn't work all that well and strapping them to the trunk/spoiler didn't work so good either (plus mud and blood all over that nice white paint didn't look so hot) . The other down side was that it got stuck all the time checking my trapline, so I've been a 4 wheel truck guy ever since then. :-)
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    2 Days Ago
    :laugh::applause:
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    Yea, its been around for a while; this will be my 3rd year using it. Not sure exactly when it came out, but that sounds about right. The first year I used it it was pretty good, but at two years ago, if I remember correctly, they really improved it IMO. No limit on that info - it just shows up on the map when you have that base layer turned on (property ownership)... now some times it will take a little time to refresh the ownership info when you are traveling through an area, but it's not a big deal and usually pretty fast. But as I mentioned previously, if you are going to be in an area where you can't access data readily, you'll want to save the map for use off line, and as part of that saved area, it will save the ownership layer as well. Oh and BTW, you can have multiple base layers turned on at once so you actually see ownership, roads, county or state boundaries, hunting units, topo or arial views, etc...
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    2 Days Ago
    Total ratio on bacon grease to oil is probably about 1/4 grease to oil. As far as total amount of that mixture, just enough to make the salad moist, but not juicy with a pool in the bottom of your bowl. (I mean, if it sits a while, you will get a little liquid settling out in the bottom, but again,when it's mixed you don't want it real wet and juicy...not sure if that makes sense; I guess this is where the trial and error and dump and pour come into play!) One other thing in the process that forgot to mention is this; add the oil/grease liquid 1st, mix to hit the consistency your trying for, and THEN add a small amount of vinegar stir, taste, and repeat as necessary to adjust the zip you get from that. I'm sure there are other ways to do it...but that's how we do it. If you're not careful with the vinegar, it's easy to over do it. Good question, as I totally forgot to mention about the process.
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    2 Days Ago
    No problem, glad to be of assistance. I really like OnX and the land ownership is where their product really shines IMO. Also, they have a really good way-point system with a myriad of symbols which is useful. I'll also mention that where this whole system really comes in handy is during scouting as well as record keeping because on all those way-points you can attach individual notes that come in really handy in keeping up with information.
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    2 Days Ago
    Our recipe is from my Grandmother (she was born in Hamburg and emigrated to America in 1914). She taught it to my mother, and my mother taught it to me and my wife... It's 100% 'feel, taste and experience' so don't even ask me for quantities of ingredients because I couldn't tell you. Part of the reason for that is that my wife kind of took it under her wing and makes it most of the time (and is that how my Grandmother and Mother cooked, but also how my wife likes to cook - no measurements just pour and dump...) Now, I'm a good cook, but I'm the precise measurements cook in our home, not my wife. I think a big part of why this potato salad is so good is based on it's simplicity. So I'll throw the ingredients out here; but you'll have to do trial and error to hit the ratios you prefer. - Potatoes (I grew up eating this salad with different potatoes; my mother was pragmatic and used what ever she could buy that was reasonably priced. My grandmother however (from what I can remember, used these potatoes that she used to grow in her garden and as I remember them - they looked an awful lot like red potatoes. My wife, prefers red potatoes as well, and that is how she makes it now.) - Bacon (And don't be skimpy on this... I mean really come-on!? I've seen recipes that call for 4 to 6 pieces of bacon for a whole bowl of potato salad - That's sacrilegious! We use at least a pound of bacon per a big serving bowl of finished salad. Crisp it, but don't burn...you want it crispy because it will soften after mixed...if you start out with rubbery bacon, it just gets mushy when all mixed.) -Chopped onion (Don't skimp again, you want a lot, but not so much that it over powers the flavor of the finished salad.) -Warm bacon grease and oil (this gets mixed, you don't want all bacon grease, but you want some to flavor the oil.) -Fresh parsley (chopped fine) -Vinegar (We make with either white or apple cider, not sure what my Grandmother used to use, but I suspect it was apple cider type... my wife insists that it taste better with apple cider vinegar.) -Salt and Pepper to taste. And that's it....nothing else. Just make it up nice and warm and serve it warm.
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    3 Days Ago
    "Sure. Bring potato salad...German, if possible." Will do, that's the only kind I eat, with extra bacon in it. :beer:
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    3 Days Ago
    Thank you. :-) Now I know what you're talking about in your other thread. I agree with what Parker has stated earlier - the GPS in your phone is working via satellite. I've been using an S-7 and I deal with the conditions you mentioned in your earlier post - I've got cell coverage around town and in some areas that I hunt, but many areas I hunt don't have cell service. I probably shouldn't advertise this :re:...but this is the way I operate: I have both my Lowrance GPS unit and I use OnXmaps app on my Samsung phone. I have found that both still have their place, depending on the application, although that being said, I have been using OnX more and more. The primary reason for that is: weight reduction and dual use. Why tote an item around adding almost a pound to my pack if I don't have to? Where I hunt and the way I normally hunt (especially for elk, mule deer and antelope); that means a lot. Now, when I'm hunting whitetails for an afternoon out of a stand on the rivers bottom - not only do I really not need the navigation component, but I'm also not wandering too far in unfamiliar territory. And, in that situation, if I do need to mark an exact spot in thick cover, my phone GPS with OnX will do that just fine. While hunting more remote open or back country, I have been utilizing my OnX more and more as I can store maps in my S-7 and utilize them off line and where there is no cell coverage. (As Parker mentioned, the data storage in these newer smart phones is an awesome improvement.) This has been a nice advantage to me in not having to carry a phone (which is also my camera) and a seperate GPS unit (and incidentally extra batteries for that GPS unit). The other huge advantage in using the OnX is that in areas with checkerboard private / public land...it helps keep me on course and off places where I don't need to be. Once I am reasonably familiar with an area, I don't hesitate to rely completely on my phone. Now, if I am in a really big, unfamiliar remote area (and land ownership is not an issue), then I will some times rely only on my hand held GPS. But with the advent of being able store my maps for use offline...I find use of my hand held GPS only less and less. As far as Big Brother and tracking...I got nothing to hide, and if there are powers to be out there that feel the need to keep an eye on what this 'little old back woods chicken' does...then I don't think there is anything that I can do to alter that sad state of affairs. Lastly, all this modern tech is great; but I'm still an old fashioned map guy, so I've always got a copy of the BLM or Forest Service map for the area I'm hunting with compass tucked in my pack.
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    3 Days Ago
    I'm gonna kill the best buck of my hunting life this year...:grin::grin::grin::beer: (That was for you Blue :-) and if I don't...I'm still gonna blame it on this gosh dang contest. LOL!) And BTW Swampy - I've got to say, great lead in using the Cable Guy video! :tu:
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    3 Days Ago
    What app are you referring to? (I suppose I missed out on the initial thread or conversation???)
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    3 Days Ago
    Anyone ever try making a Corned Beef out of venison brisket around here? I've got a meat processing book that has a short section devoted to doing that and the author talks is up saying how easy and good it is...but I've not heard of many others actually doing it. BTW, looks good Parker - can we come over for dinner Saturday?
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    3 Days Ago
    Wild Bob replied to a thread Survivors in Photography
    Somebody has to give Swampy shit besides Luv2... LOL! :p
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    4 Days Ago
    Wild Bob replied to a thread Survivors in Photography
    That sounds so...touchy feely and liberal. Just sayin. :-) Next thing you'll be saying is that he should get a trophy just for showing up and acting like the one with the big balls. LOL.
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    4 Days Ago
    Interesting...it is also good testimony to the fact that the big ones don't get that way by being / living stupid. When you're low on the food chain; (and/or feeling pressured) caution is second nature. Great point about how much pressure deer get that most folks don't even consider.
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    4 Days Ago
    Wild Bob replied to a thread Friday music vids in Podunk Corner
    Well...it was a great show. It was a good time with great music. It was much better than most other concerts that I've been to over the last 20 years or so... It seems like so many bands any more think that performing 45 minutes of just their new songs with only one or two of their most popular thrown in constitutes a concert. That's tough to swallow that kind of performance when you compare it to concerts that you've been to by the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bob Seger, Crosby Stills Nash, Edgar Winter, Gregg Allman and more back in the day that lasted well over 3 hours. But like I said these guys did a great job. They played non-stop with very little BS time and transitioned from one song into the next very quickly; all total they played for about an hour and 40 minutes. It was pretty cool, it was an outdoor venue and when they cranked up, we had dry thunderstorms flashing lightening all around off the distance behind the stage...that coupled with their own light show, made for quite the visual during the concert! They were very loud I''ll say that! My dam ears were still ringing two days later. (I also have to report that my ear that was nearer to my son when he shot through my hunting blind - rang much worse than my other...:p - there must be a little more hearing damage in that one!)
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    Wild Bob replied to a thread Survivors in Photography
    Good pics Luv2 ...thanks for sharing. I agree with you; any encouragement knowing there are more out there always puts a lift in my step, especially at this time of the year. What's that one on the top left in the bottom picture doing?? Taking a siesta? Laying down on the job? Rubbing? You didn't choot him did ya? LOL. :-)
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    1 Week Ago
    Wild Bob replied to a thread Getting Older in Podunk Corner
    It was a good wake up call for me...I'm proud to report that since last season wrapped up: - I've lost 32 lbs....still not quite where I'd like to be, but man do I have way more energy and feel better! And, I'm off of that dam blood pressure medicine too!
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    Wild Bob replied to a thread Friday music vids in Podunk Corner
    Some Seether for this Friday...SINCE I'M GOING TO SEE THEM TONIGHT!!! YEA MAN!! :tu: :hb: One of my favorites: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ET3-t1jFmo0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> And one of their new ones: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pnlwqqy4XB4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    1 Week Ago
    Wild Bob replied to a thread Getting Older in Podunk Corner
    Great video by the way! :laugh:
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    Wild Bob replied to a thread Getting Older in Podunk Corner
    On a serious note related to this topic... Y'all better take some time to condition yourselves and get into shape before the season gets here. I know some take this seriously and some don't. I used to be one of the guys that didn't take it seriously; but let me relay a little true story that happened to me just last fall. As usual last summer, I had good intentions of getting conditioned before the season came, but I was lackluster in my efforts and while I did do a bit of walking, I really didn't get serious. Fast forward into early October. We'd spent a good amount of time bird hunting, and did a little bit of whitetail bow hunting...but not much. I could tell how out of shape I was, but I was popping my blood pressure pills regularly like a good boy and figured I'd just power through the season like I've done in the past. I had a week of bow hunting elk set up in the Breaks and was really looking forward to that. Mid October winds up archery elk in my neck of the woods, and the general deer season (rifle) starts about a week later. So mid October was when hunting season was going to crank up in earnest and I was ready - or so I thought! My big elk hunt came, and I had a great hunt (despite five days of flooding, snow squalls, freezing and logistical issues, but that's another story altogether). So I pushed myself hard for seven days straight, then went right back to work and pushed hard the next several weekends. I could tell I was getting run down after three weeks of that and getting only in the neighborhood of 5 hours a sleep during that whole time frame didn't help matters either. Then on one Sunday morning, a couple weeks into November, my youngest son shot his mule deer buck while we were out hunting within spitting distance of the Canadian border. To be honest, if I had to pick a day for him to pull off one of the most amazing open country stalks I've ever been involved in...it certainly wouldn't have been on a Sunday, that far from home, and taken as long as it did... As the crow flys, we weren't that far from home, but to get there from here - it takes every bit of 2 and half hours of slow, off road two-track travel. On top of that, the day had started out at 3:30 am and where he actually killed the buck at approximately 3:15 pm that afternoon was just shy of 5 miles from the truck. So, when we started hiking back to the truck to get the game cart and eat something (since all this took way longer than planned and we didn't have lunch with us) I knew it was going to be a very long afternoon and evening! To make a long story short; by the time we finally loaded his buck into the truck it was close to 8:00 PM, by the time we finally go home, unloaded and hung the deer, it was pushing 11:00 PM, and if I remember correctly, by the time we got done snarfing some left over dinner and went to bed it was after mid night. Well, as I was falling asleep, I had this strange feeling in my cheek area and mouth. But I figured; I was tired, run down and just need some sleep, so I dismissed it. The next morning, I got up and showered. While showering, I kept feeling a strange numbness in my lips, mouth and cheek area. But, I was sore all over from all the work the day before and just wanted to get my first cup of coffee before I tried figuring out what the heck was going on. So I grabbed a cup of coffee and sat down at the table with my wife (she was looking at some kind of school paper work from the boys). I went to take a sip of coffee and ended up spilling it down the front of myself...may dam lips wouldn't work right! Well, that got my wife's attention, and she screamed as soon as she looked at me and yelled, "Oh my God! I think you've had a stroke!" So off to the hospital and my doctor. After a day full of tests, including a CT scan and an MRI , it turned out (fortunately) that I did not have stroke. But what I did have was a Bell's Palsy which was most likely brought on by over stressing my system and the cranial nerve. My doctor suspected that the poor condition of my back (I have degenerative disks and have two back surgeries) did not help matters either. There was also question as to having a viral thing going that my system was fighting. I was lucky tho...with Bell's Palsy, unless it is an extreme situation, rarely is it permanent. With medication and by Thanksgiving, I was pretty much back to normal. But the take away was: be in the best shape you possibly can be, because as you get older, shit happens!
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    Wild Bob replied to a thread Ask The Experts in Podunk Corner
    Oh, I know what a floppy disc is...I'm just not certain that any 16 year old girl could spend time around the Swampster and not be scarred for life. :lol:
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    1 Week Ago
    To help you with your German Swampy... <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/41lZmGcRWHU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    This one has been around, and some of you probably know it. Heck it may even already be posted on here...but I'll throw it in the mix anyway: A professor at the University of Alabama was giving a lecture on “Involuntary Muscular Contractions” to his first year medical students. Realizing this was not the most riveting subject, the professor decided to lighten the mood slightly. He pointed to a young woman in the front row and said, “Do you know what your @$$ hole is doing while you’re having an orgasm?” She replied, “Probably hunting with his buddies.” It took 45 minutes to restore order in the classroom…
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    1 Week Ago
    Round here by September - We're hunting by then (following the premise that we're mainly talking whitetails here). That being said; I tend to sit out the warmer weather that sometimes hangs around through the month of September. On those warm September days there is plenty of upland hunting to occupy my time afield; chasing dove, sharptail and sage grouse on the prairie, where there usually is a nice breeze, instead of sweating and fighting mosquitoes in the deer stand). But on the days when there is a touch of fall in the air - I'm usually sitting in the fringe of wooded areas trying to catch a whitetail going from bedding area to agricultural feeding areas in the evenings.
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    1 Week Ago
    Any of you guys ever read Frank Troy's short book entitled Accuracy? (A brief guide to precision shooting) I thought it was a pretty interesting quick read about shooting. I'm sure there are much more informative detailed books out there on the topic, but for a quick read, I got some good info from it.
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    Wild Bob replied to a thread Ask The Experts in Podunk Corner
    Thanks for all the advice. I like most everything you guys offered up (except for may be Jon's comment...she is after all family, and that would just kind of feel wrong...not to mention I wouldn't want to scar her for life! LOL)
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    Wild Bob replied to a thread Ask The Experts in Podunk Corner
    :laugh::p
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    Wild Bob replied to a thread Ask The Experts in Podunk Corner
    So, how will the the upcoming Solar Eclipse effect deer movement in the Path of Totality??? Also - Dear Experts, I need your advice. I've got a young niece that is vegan and at family functions she is very vocal about spouting the benefits of vegan lifestyle and making negative comments about hunting. Her mother lets her run rampant with this gibberish and no one in the family will correct her misinformation. How should I handle this touchy situation???
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    1 Week Ago
    Looking back at my post yesterday - I suppose I should have clarified; I wouldn't want anyone to take my comment the wrong way, I was referring to reading 'outdoor related' works. Hence the title of the post thread, and I think most everyone got that, but I wouldn't want to come off as arrogant with the prompt towards others to add anything. Also, by way of clarification; obviously what each of us picks out to read, reflects our own tastes and interests. I understand that what any of us chooses read may or may not resonate with someone or even anyone else around here. The intent was merely to open the door to other books that others may not be familiar with. If you see something interesting, on here and choose to pursue reading it; great! If you don't and could care a less, great! Another clarification, 'outdoor related' material: I was hoping that term would cast a larger net to our limited audience. And maybe even prompt some lurkers to chime in... Personally, my interests are diverse as far as 'outdoor' related writings and I find the Foxfire series just as interesting as some of the other works that I posted on here. In my mind, outdoor related could just as easily include any non fiction writing relating to gardening, cabin building, or whatever anyone feels like would be worth reading. As Parker mentioned, cook books and food prep books are another great subcategory that could be thrown into the mix here. Blue, I've always been interested in your work with wine making...any worthwhile reads there? As I mentioned in an earlier post, very few of the books / memoirs that I have listed on here fall into the 'hunting how to' or just 'this is my big adventure killing a nappy headed meadow chicken' writing. That type of writing is not very interesting to me either. The books that I've listed (and it appears the ones Swampy listed as well) are based on philosophical and or historical points of view. For example, each of the trapping related books that I mentioned here are laced with historical information about the life styles and regions where they took place. I like getting history from the people that lived it - their view almost always puts things into perspective and sheds a new light on the canned information dished out to all of us by academic history writers, many of which are often biased in their presentation of the facts. Case in point; natural resource uses; rarely do the academic history accounts provide accurate information about how those policies affected local populations. Anyhow, take it as you will, take it as you won't ...who cares about this stuff anyway? But if anyone discovers a book here that they think may be worth spending some time reading; then it was a worthwhile exercise. I know I've added several to my list that will make those long winter evenings pass a bit more pleasantly.
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