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Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« Reply #150 on: October 18, 2019, 04:43:54 PM »
Hard to see the changes, but a cleared patch of brush downhill from the old house was riddled with potholes from where I had pushed up big trees. I filled all of them and leveled the place so it can now be mowed
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« Reply #151 on: October 18, 2019, 04:45:37 PM »
The rest of it is shaping up nicely
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« Reply #152 on: October 18, 2019, 04:47:41 PM »
Oh and I ripped down part of the old house...easy-peasy ^^^^^

Did a little shooting like always. I pulled out an ammo can with older Russian 9mm. Look what happened when I pulled the trigger:
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« Reply #153 on: October 18, 2019, 04:50:02 PM »
Yup, that's the business end of my G-19 barrel!

Pre-Ranger got into busting up stuff with his new 30-06. For what it is and what we paid for it, it is one nice shooting gun. I can't believe I wasn't pushing a 30-06. After shooting it and working that long bolt, I just love that caliber!
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« Reply #154 on: October 18, 2019, 04:51:07 PM »
The boys always carry a sidearm down there. Brings back memories seeing that young man holstering a 1911
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« Reply #155 on: October 18, 2019, 08:29:15 PM »
Kid's got great taste!

9mm=scary. Glad you were smart enough not to pull the trigger again.

Place looks great!
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« Reply #156 on: October 19, 2019, 10:27:44 AM »
Kid's got great taste!

9mm=scary. Glad you were smart enough not to pull the trigger again.

Place looks great!
That 1911 looks so classic hanging on his side. Forgot to take it off in McDonalds...Min age for pistol=21...Oops!

I like that .45 more every time I see it
I own a G21 with a double stack so I do own a DS .45, but I just never seem to shoot it
Have a G30 also (.45)
But what gets my blood to boil is that Remington double stack 1911
resisting the call to buy one
Just can't figure out how to carry it concealed...
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« Reply #157 on: October 19, 2019, 02:29:07 PM »

Just can't figure out how to carry it concealed...

Well since you're a blazer, hoodie/sweatshirt type person based on the photos you've posted it wouldn't be to hard to honestly conceal it. However in a t-shirt it'll be more of a challenge depending on how flexible you are on carry position.
So, Bobby...being the calculating trained warrior NCO that you are.  Take the appropriate action, Execute!
your standard grunt level CQB is just putting rounds and rounds on scary stuff till it stops scaring you!

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« Reply #158 on: October 19, 2019, 05:57:25 PM »
Dang that is pretty stuff (guns and land)

Just came back from a day at my place, no where near as nice. But its mine, neighbors are cool.
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« Reply #159 on: October 19, 2019, 09:15:57 PM »
Dang that is pretty stuff (guns and land)

Just came back from a day at my place, no where near as nice. But its mine, neighbors are cool.
I think what you have is Nice too, JR
You did what it takes to make a man happy, having his own dirt to p___ on. I think we are just made to own real land, not a postage stamp lot 90 feet square. Well, at least some of us are...
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« Reply #160 on: October 19, 2019, 09:18:54 PM »

Just can't figure out how to carry it concealed...

Well since you're a blazer, hoodie/sweatshirt type person based on the photos you've posted it wouldn't be to hard to honestly conceal it. However in a t-shirt it'll be more of a challenge depending on how flexible you are on carry position.
Cool weather is easier. In church I wear a sports coat now, but a T-shirt with a short sleeve shirt unbuttoned overtop. I practice my draw either way. But out in public places the shirt will get blown back, and I see the reaction on people's faces. I carry on the hip, slid slightly forward so I can still sit, but reducing the side silhouette somewhat.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« Reply #161 on: October 19, 2019, 11:12:54 PM »
Cool weather is easier. In church I wear a sports coat now, but a T-shirt with a short sleeve shirt unbuttoned overtop. I practice my draw either way. But out in public places the shirt will get blown back, and I see the reaction on people's faces. I carry on the hip, slid slightly forward so I can still sit, but reducing the side silhouette somewhat.

Most people aren't observant enough to notice anything. People probably think you have a cellphone in one of those carrying cases strapped to your hip. Your reaction to the shirt blowing open and potentially exposing the 1911 is what causes most double takes. Unless your shirt is blowing in the wind like a cape in a poor action movie.

Case in point, I was at a WalMart last year with my ex (then my gf) and she walked right by a guy wearing a shoulder holster, wasn't concealed or anything she didn't notice. I noticed, and also noticed he was carrying a Beretta 92 but I digress. Most people aren't observant enough to notice a quick glimpse of a handgun due to wind blowing the shirt up or back.
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So, Bobby...being the calculating trained warrior NCO that you are.  Take the appropriate action, Execute!
your standard grunt level CQB is just putting rounds and rounds on scary stuff till it stops scaring you!

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« Reply #162 on: October 20, 2019, 08:40:27 AM »
Try IWB Don.  It’s hides the silhouette better. I carry at 4o’clock with just a T-shirt. And since it’s only visible above the waist, the t shirt would have to be way too short to show it in the wind so unless you are a fat guy wearing a size S, I think you’d be ok


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Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« Reply #163 on: October 20, 2019, 10:56:58 AM »
Try IWB Don.  It’s hides the silhouette better. I carry at 4o’clock with just a T-shirt. And since it’s only visible above the waist, the t shirt would have to be way too short to show it in the wind so unless you are a fat guy wearing a size S, I think you’d be ok


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That was my next comment. IWB is good and depending on how comfortable he is, appendix carry will also make it disappear. But I'm not sure if I'd roll fullsize 1911, you could however it wouldn't be the most comfortable, however with the 19, no problems.
So, Bobby...being the calculating trained warrior NCO that you are.  Take the appropriate action, Execute!
your standard grunt level CQB is just putting rounds and rounds on scary stuff till it stops scaring you!

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Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« Reply #164 on: October 20, 2019, 12:00:55 PM »
You guyz are right, and I know that stuff. I'm just old and a creature of habit. My wife insists I am just a creature!

I picked up a IWB holster a year + .5 ago and it still sits there although unserviceable now due to a heavy coating of dust.

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« Reply #165 on: November 03, 2019, 05:12:42 PM »
Look who just showed up on the trail cam:
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« Reply #166 on: November 03, 2019, 07:18:04 PM »
Awesome!
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Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« Reply #167 on: November 03, 2019, 07:50:36 PM »
I have pics of another cat, much larger, but it won't load up

I'm a little concerned with this guy being so close to where we routinely stay and play...
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« Reply #168 on: November 03, 2019, 08:07:17 PM »
Here kitty kitty kitty


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« Reply #169 on: November 03, 2019, 08:19:55 PM »
I have pics of another cat, much larger, but it won't load up

I'm a little concerned with this guy being so close to where we routinely stay and play...
Good news is that you’ll never see it coming.  From a tree that paw can break the neck of a horse.


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Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« Reply #170 on: November 04, 2019, 08:26:36 AM »
I have pics of another cat, much larger, but it won't load up

I'm a little concerned with this guy being so close to where we routinely stay and play...
Good news is that you’ll never see it coming.  From a tree that paw can break the neck of a horse.


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The neighbor, a family from Ohio that has leased the farm beside me for decades said he now carries a flashlight to/from his blind in the tree, 12 feet up. I have heard animal sounds which I could not identify on long nights down there. Maybe these guys are what i have been hearing, dunno.
Nice to know, though, that we are so remote as to still have a slice of the original wildlife footprint of the tuck.
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« Reply #171 on: November 04, 2019, 12:18:46 PM »
As much time as I have spent in the hills, I have yet to see a big cat. Lots of tracks and kills but no Cougar.

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« Reply #172 on: November 04, 2019, 03:10:15 PM »
We get them in our hills by me. Seen photos after a hound trees them is all. 


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« Reply #173 on: November 04, 2019, 03:20:46 PM »
We don't know what these cats are, but most likely just large bobcats
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Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« Reply #174 on: November 04, 2019, 10:12:18 PM »
The bobcat in the pic?
I wouldn't worry about them, until you start raising farm critters. I personally don't know anyone that's had them stand up to a human.
Cougars on the other hand... can be unpredictable. I've been stalked by one of them and approached by another one. Only seen around 10 in the wild. Not great odds.
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« Reply #175 on: November 04, 2019, 11:50:36 PM »
Cougars on the other hand... can be unpredictable. I've been stalked by one of them and approached by another one. Only seen around 10 in the wild. Not great odds.

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Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« Reply #176 on: November 05, 2019, 09:55:41 AM »
Talking to the guys who frequent my place, I believe we are going to set up some trail cams to find out exactly what we are dealing with.

A friend pulled the card from a camera that was 200M from my camper got a little over 650 pics of critters. Mostly deer and turkey, but he is reviewing them to see if anything else stopped by...
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« Reply #177 on: November 10, 2019, 07:30:10 PM »
Opening day of gun season for deer this weekend

I didn't hunt but had the standard two military buddies down. Total so far is 2-8 pt bucks shat and hanging in the tree. One doe which appeared to be sick when we opened her up, so that meat was discarded. Another buck shot, but the Navee Seal who shot it, could not find it afterward. And finally my son shot a coyote with his .308. The property is running with deer, so I expect many more to be taken. Oh and many pics of a big cat showed up. Folks are not sure this one is a bobcat, it's just too big.

I widened the road, cut a trailer full of firewood, filled in some holes in the fields, and pushed brush off an acre or two.
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« Reply #178 on: November 10, 2019, 08:41:46 PM »
Dozer or Skid?

I finally got about 250ft of the road cut now that I have a permit.
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« Reply #179 on: November 10, 2019, 10:41:48 PM »
Let’s see this big cat.

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« Reply #180 on: November 11, 2019, 04:56:07 PM »
Dozer or Skid?

I finally got about 250ft of the road cut now that I have a permit.
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« Reply #181 on: November 11, 2019, 04:56:49 PM »
Let’s see this big cat.
I want some pics of it to share but so far have just seen it on a laptop
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« Reply #182 on: November 12, 2019, 10:21:50 AM »
Cats will kill you before you know they’re coming.
Got buddies in the mountains that have been under a cat in a tree and felt it’s presence.
Super silent killers they are. Be careful.

Nice stats on the deer harvest too.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #183 on: November 12, 2019, 01:14:29 PM »
Let’s see this big cat.
I want some pics of it to share but so far have just seen it on a laptop

Take a screen shot! Then you have a pic

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« Reply #184 on: November 12, 2019, 07:27:43 PM »
Let’s see this big cat.
I want some pics of it to share but so far have just seen it on a laptop

Take a screen shot! Then you have a pic
Not my laptop, the neighbors who I saw this past weekend and every once in awhile down there.
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« Reply #185 on: November 17, 2019, 07:42:37 PM »
Say goodbye to the old house!
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« Reply #186 on: November 17, 2019, 07:47:11 PM »
"Chief" the Kobelco SK-250 excavator is still running like a champ!

Looking a bit worse for wear and tear, but running like a swiss watch!
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« Reply #187 on: November 17, 2019, 07:51:04 PM »
While the excavator was up around the house, I tore out the footers, crashed in the basement walls and knocked in the sides of the ancient cistern. After that I went on a destructive tour around the farm knocking down trees, digging out stumps, pulling steep embankments back, and finished with cleaning up around the old barn before I wreck it for the final time.
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« Reply #188 on: November 17, 2019, 07:53:23 PM »
I tore out all the cedars on this corner which I am returning to the field it once was
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« Reply #189 on: November 17, 2019, 07:55:47 PM »
And that really did open up the sharp angle between the west field and the area around the camper/shed
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« Reply #190 on: November 17, 2019, 07:57:01 PM »
Nice work, think how nice a thumb would be on it.
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« Reply #191 on: November 17, 2019, 08:00:00 PM »
And for the first time ever, the SVL-95 let me down

Get this, the engine went into a limp mode

Reason: The DEF fluid is in a tank and apparently when the weather turns cold the "O" ring sealing it to the engine supply line will contract, allowing for a little leak

The fluid will, according the myriad of warranty claims now flooding Kubota dealers, will seep into the engine harness and work it's way into various connections where the corrosive DEF crap will hopelessly corrode the fine metal pins and cause all sorts of things to start to happen.

The repair you ask??

Remove and reinstall the entire engine wiring harness and parts of the chassis harness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #192 on: November 17, 2019, 08:02:17 PM »
Nice work, think how nice a thumb would be on it.
Oh, I need a thumb so badly. Would make handling those boulders so much easier. I may just rig one up. I found a used bulldozer cylinder which could actuate a thumb, and I found a huge old thumb. Just missing some pins and some lines. My stick already has the mount!
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« Reply #193 on: November 17, 2019, 09:33:56 PM »
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« Reply #194 on: November 18, 2019, 02:27:36 PM »
A wee bit spendy...

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« Reply #195 on: November 18, 2019, 02:56:09 PM »
Theres plenty more out there. Palletforks stuff isn't bad at all. I have a set of forks, thumb and just ordered a teeth kit for my new bucket.
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« Reply #196 on: November 18, 2019, 03:17:59 PM »
Don, if you want a thumb just have me draw it up and have it cut / drop shipped to you. You can weld it up on the trailer deck (cardboard boxes won’t hold this) and then install it yourself. I’ve made them before, remember my FIL was a huge excavator contractor for years.
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« Reply #197 on: November 18, 2019, 04:18:40 PM »
Even a manual thumb would be better than nothing.

Just thinking about how my baby X would fit in the bucket of that 250. Man that thing is a hawse.
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« Reply #198 on: November 18, 2019, 04:42:37 PM »
Even a manual thumb would be better than nothing.

Just thinking about how my baby X would fit in the bucket of that 250. Man that thing is a hawse.


Yes it is!

Need to add about 3-4 inches to mine.
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« Reply #199 on: November 18, 2019, 08:39:58 PM »
That machine is crazy powerful

Thinking it weighs somewhere around 55,000 and either 175 or 195 hp

That 42 inch bucket bites out a yard plus of heaping anything. You can lay it on the ground and curl it and it will pierce three feet down and forty something inches wide and then lift even a super stacked bucket of pond sludge (read: Way heavy)

You can lift that at full arm extension, just be prepared to tip if you swing it anything more than dead slow

I have seen the thumb for this thing. The fingers are cut from 1" material and reinforced on the backside.

Look around ar those cedar trees. to bring one down I simply have to push on it with the bucket and extend the arm, The whole tree will come out of the ground, rootball and all or it will snap a 8"-12" caliper trunk like nothing.

It takes weeks or a small army to just keep up with that thing!
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