The Shoot The Bull Thread

Cappy

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The Generator showed up late yesterday so while running errands and writing and piddling around I got it all unboxed unpacked and read through the manual. Pretty straight forwards and I was thrilled to see it came with a lp regulated hose, funnel, spark plug wrench, and a cord to plug into the 12V outlet with gater clamps on the other end for battery charging. Gonna get the wife to cut the leg off an old pair of jeans and make me a gear bag for it. If I get the chance I will get a few pics and maybe oil it up and test run it. After all my chores which included getting a battery for my rusty ole jeep and oil for the Gen I didn't have time to oil it up gas it up[ and start it. Supper and a cold beer was calling me.
 

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Took the canoe out again this morning. Put in at a different area, and had to portage everything about a 1/4 mile. Then the bank was grown up with weeds, Vines and luckily roots. It was a good 3 feet down to the water. So I slid the canoe down and beat around the water line at the bank, so I wouldn't surprise any slithery critter that may be hugging the roots. Other than some stinky slimy mud, not much for good pictures and no fish. I almost got poo'd on by some birds in a tree overhead.

Got home took a nap and finished my camping tote. I put some feet on it, to keep it off the dirt. A couple good coats of urathane and all I need is more vacation days, that I don't have. I need some way to secure the top on
 

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The box is really coming along and looks great those feet are a great addition and down here in the soggy south a must. With heavy boxes we have to add surface area to legs by connecting 2 of tehm with a plate like skis to increase surface area and prevent sink-age
 

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Finally got a chance to get out and try out the kelty backpack I got on EBay. I have been off all week, but got tied down with a remodeling project. I was hoping for some camping, but another time I guess.

Here it is in October and the leaves are barely getting any color in them. I played pack mule and loaded a little more weight in my backpack then I normally carry for a day hike.
We followed the ridge line looking at the veiws and then caught a trail that took us down into the valley toward the upper part of the lake. The beavers had a the feeder streams dammed up creating their own private pond. It was cool when we set out, about 64 degrees and was in the upper 70s when returned.

Apparently someone set this backpack in a the soot of a camp fire.
Oh well, a little Shout laundry cleaner and s water hose fix the problem.

I like how the pack carries more of the weight on my hips then pulling on my shoulders.
 

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Great to see yall out and about. still in the 90's here. We do most of our walking now in stores and church and such sticking to the AC cant wait for that to change though. In a couple weeks we hope to head over to Toledo bend area and meet with daughter and em in their big camper for a few days that will be a good start.
 
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