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by jeepnik
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build.
Replies: 100
Views: 1188

Re: Lawn mower build.

Hey Pitchy, maybe MICAP came into use after we left in the mid 70's. I've never heard of it either.
by jeepnik
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video Of Pitchy's Lawn Mower
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Video Of Pitchy's Lawn Mower

Sixgun wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:03 pm
The funniest part is on the return trip on the cornfield. Looks like the guy is holding on for dear life....it must take a special breed of dude to do that.---6
Nope, just a board farm kid.
by jeepnik
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build.
Replies: 100
Views: 1188

Re: Lawn mower build.

And it all started with a beat up old push mower. Pitchy sometimes you scare me. But in a good way.
by jeepnik
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Epstein's "suicide" - - - Don't Ever Threaten the Clintons....
Replies: 17
Views: 304

Re: Epstein's "suicide" - - - Don't Ever Threaten the Clintons....

So now there is a plan to have a "second" investigation. It will probably find out that he did indeed kill himself while sleeping.
by jeepnik
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked up a new woods walking rifle
Replies: 19
Views: 482

Re: Picked up a new woods walking rifle

barbarossa wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:44 pm
4t5 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:45 pm
that begs the question ..what did the other guy get?

My first born😄
Kids are overrated. You got the best side of that deal. Now as long as neither of the boys read this their mom won't be too angry. :roll:
by jeepnik
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked up a new woods walking rifle
Replies: 19
Views: 482

Re: Picked up a new woods walking rifle

Speed Graphic, you got the best of that deal.
by jeepnik
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Epstein's "suicide" - - - Don't Ever Threaten the Clintons....
Replies: 17
Views: 304

Re: Don't Ever Threaten the Clintons....

Hmm! Epstein was on suicide watch after a "failed" attempt. But for some reason he wasn't on suicide watch when the committed suicide. Heck, the took him to court just a short time ago in "suicide prevention clothing". Suddenly he wasn't a threat to himself?
by jeepnik
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked up a new woods walking rifle
Replies: 19
Views: 482

Re: Picked up a new woods walking rifle

Beautiful. I’ve always wanted a full stocked rifle. But, I haven’t seen a lefty version.
by jeepnik
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Disarming Innocent People..."
Replies: 12
Views: 389

Re: "Disarming Innocent People..."

What folks seem to forget is the 2nd amendment wasn't about protecting the public from criminals or marauding Indians. It was about protecting the public from their own government. The folks who wrote the Constitution and the Bill of Rights had recently overthrown their own government because it was...
by jeepnik
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airgun question for Nath, Gamekeeper
Replies: 28
Views: 469

Re: Airgun question for Nath, Gamekeeper

Slight thread drift.

The Crosman automatic BB gun with take down a squirrel with a five round burst out to about 15 yds.
by jeepnik
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build.
Replies: 100
Views: 1188

Re: Lawn mower build.

Powered reel mower got me remembering when we got our first. I don’t remember the brand. Ut it was green. The motor sat on top and was connected to the drive wheel by a belt. One control put tension on the belt to engage the drive and the other was a throttle. Going from the push mower to the gas po...
by jeepnik
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool lightning map
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Cool lightning map

There is something about the humidity in Florida. We were doing pavement work at Eglin and in the safety briefing they explained that the ramp was closed to personnel not in vehicles if the tower could see lightning. Well sure enough the first afternoon the siren went off so we shut down the saws a...
by jeepnik
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of bug is this
Replies: 18
Views: 422

Re: What kind of bug is this

Possibly a pine beetle. If so let your Dept of Ag know. I watched a healthy douglas fir die in a very short time. They have killed hundreds of thousands of tress in our local forests.
by jeepnik
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool lightning map
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Cool lightning map

Almost looks like one of those things that show what would happen under different nuke war scenarios. But it is cool.
by jeepnik
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Our coastline cities are in danger - the sky is falling....!
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Our coastline cities are in danger - the sky is falling....!

The entire Central Valley of California was once under water. Fish fossils are found in Montana. Yep the change in sea levels has never happened.
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mowing the old fasion way.
Replies: 61
Views: 846

Re: Mowing the old fasion way.

Don't mean to hi-jack Your excellent thread Pitchy but I found the mower.... :lol: :lol:... 1940 Toro Professional. A walk down memory Lane. I guess My mind isn't gone yet. https://www.ebay.com/itm/TORO-PROFESSIONAL-LAWN-MOWER-Great-1940s-Linen-AD-Postcard-MINNEAPOLIS-MN/362636062355?hash=item546ec...
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Landscaping - and Hobby
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Interesting Landscaping - and Hobby

I’d love to have a backyard RR. BK, before kids, I had a room just for my layout. Kids have come and gone but I’m still restricted to part of the garage.
by jeepnik
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Thing It Was A Small One
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Good Thing It Was A Small One

Lure them into the lake with a recording of their mating call.
by jeepnik
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I wonder what these pilots are seeing...???
Replies: 29
Views: 736

Re: I wonder what these pilots are seeing...???

AP’s weren’t a fireman’s best friend. Jealous that we got the good looking women I think. Had one hold me at gunpoint for crossing an imaginary line on the flight line with the right front tire of my fire truck. Darned foolhad the audacity to chamber a round in his M16. Turned out he was a rookie. H...
by jeepnik
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I wonder what these pilots are seeing...???
Replies: 29
Views: 736

Re: I wonder what these pilots are seeing...???

By the early 70's the SR71 was not officially acknowledged but more and more folks had seen it. Our egress manual (tells us how to get folks out of aircraft during an emergency) had exactly one page. A line drawing of the shape of the crew area with an arrow pointing at a door. Behind the door was a...
by jeepnik
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I wonder what these pilots are seeing...???
Replies: 29
Views: 736

Re: I wonder what these pilots are seeing...???

I'd also go with man made objects. Look how long rumors circulated on the SR-71 before it was confirmed. The F-117 the B-2. Rumors of Aurora have been floating around for decades. When folks say we aren't that advanced, I simply remind the that what would become SR-71 (actually it was the RS-71 unti...
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 39 Skunk Gun
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Model 39 Skunk Gun

I actually like our little neighborhood skunk. It keeps the snails, slugs and black widows in check. Rarely sprays and gets along with people very well. I’ve walked by just a few feet away many times. It’s not threatened and neither am I.
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mowing the old fasion way.
Replies: 61
Views: 846

Re: Mowing the old fasion way.

So most of us started pushing mowers when we were 9 or 10. I’d like to give one of those to a 12 year old today just to watch the meltdown that would ensue.
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did someone already post this full-auto BB gun?
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Did someone already post this full-auto BB gun?

Okay. It arrived yesterday. Got it out today. This thing is just flat fun. I haven't done anything full auto since the 70's. Amazingly accurate in semi auto, didn't really expect that. But the issue sights pretty much suck. But it's got plenty of rail space for just about anything you could imagine....
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mowing the old fasion way.
Replies: 61
Views: 846

Re: Mowing the old fasion way.

You just gave me nightmarish flashbacks or hot summer days.
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CutCordsNow™ Antenna
Replies: 15
Views: 336

Re: CutCordsNow™ Antenna

To quote a line from a movie “every station is making like the 1950’s”. I have cable because the wife likes cable stations for her chick stuff. Elsewise I wouldn’t bother. We “survived” just fine with broadcast TV before cable. In fact I recall when the idea of commercial free payTV. Was put to a vo...
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: All our babies are in danger - the Sky is Falling...!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: All our babies are in danger - the Sky is Falling...!!!!!

But in most countries infant mortality is much lower than in past centuries. Child deaths from things like german measles, diphtheria, tetanus, typhoid and a whole host of diseases are down dramatically. Well except idiots that refuse to immunize their kids. I ‘m regularly at a place where I see qui...
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CutCordsNow™ Antenna
Replies: 15
Views: 336

Re: CutCordsNow™ Antenna

Gasp! Broadcast TV.
by jeepnik
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dumb phones
Replies: 38
Views: 832

Re: dumb phones

It's called map and compass. I still prefer it. Sadly it's becoming a lost art. The only folks that still teach it are the military and possibly (but doubtfully) the (now the new politically correct name) Scouts. You know, if they'd have had girls in the scouts when I was a kid I would have joined ...
by jeepnik
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh I was bad.
Replies: 23
Views: 414

Re: Oh I was bad.

Thank you. I impulse bought a fully automatic BB gun yesterday. Now if the wife says anything I’ll just show her this post.
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did someone already post this full-auto BB gun?
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Did someone already post this full-auto BB gun?

I guess I'm just an impulse buyer. Just ordered one. We'll see if it lives up to the video's hype. If it does I for see buying lots of co2 and BB's. By the way, back in the 70's there was a full auto BB gun. It ran on compressed air. I had mine hooked up to an air compressor. We used it at night in ...
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dumb phones
Replies: 38
Views: 832

Re: dumb phones

I am not sure how we did it, but back in the day, we traveled all over the US and parts of Mexico without cell phones, GPS, or any type of radios. In the 1970's we traveled down into Baja numerous times. We would mark a village on a map and tell our folks, "If we ain't back in a month, start lookin...
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A lot goes into recording a movie theme
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: A lot goes into recording a movie theme

Quite literally the best symphonic version. But for me, this is the very best version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KhZo3sYQho
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time marches on
Replies: 11
Views: 446

Re: Time marches on

I have seen some good believable story's on Gun smoke but many stupid ones. To start with they usually have bumpkins dressed in rags along with hats that look like they robbed them from a 150 year old grave and then threw them in a hay baler. It and most other westerns like show towns and ranch bui...
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Found This Map Resource.
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: I Just Found This Map Resource.

I don't think it shows lat/long. I've found the USGS site prints maps that have all the map data we are used to. The problem is unless you've got one heck of a printer you're either going to get a very small area or not enough detail. When I needed a topo map and didn't have time to get a "real" one...
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Found This Map Resource.
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: I Just Found This Map Resource.

Not sure just how exact it is. I zoomed into my area. It showed a lake / pond in a parking lot. I wonder if it was a pond before it was a parking lot? Map layers are tricky to use sometimes. :o Use it, or not....I don't care. :lol: The parking lot is for the hospital I was born in, so it's obviousl...
by jeepnik
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Found This Map Resource.
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: I Just Found This Map Resource.

Not sure just how exact it is. I zoomed into my area. It showed a lake / pond in a parking lot.
by jeepnik
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dumb phones
Replies: 38
Views: 832

Re: dumb phones

The moment I retire the phone goes away.
by jeepnik
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time marches on
Replies: 11
Views: 446

Re: Time marches on

The photo of ave de los arboles. Is fake. I just drove it 90 minutes ago and it was packed with cars.
by jeepnik
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dumb phones
Replies: 38
Views: 832

Re: dumb phones

Count yourself lucky she only wants you to have a cell. I regularly go out into the desert where there is no signal (well, sometimes there is but I ain't telling). So she's been pushing the idea of a sat phone. I think I negotiated it down to one of those satellite based emergency position beacons.
by jeepnik
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Telegraph Reader
Replies: 75
Views: 1110

Re: Telegraph Reader

- .... . .-. . .----. ... / .- .-.. .-- .- -.-- ... / --- -. . / .--- --- -.- . .-. / --- ..- - / - .... . .-. .
by jeepnik
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Telegraph Reader
Replies: 75
Views: 1110

Re: Telegraph Reader

I haven’t messed with Morse since high school. It’s a darned good thing that once you get your ticket you aren’t required to retest. Something like this would be great as I could take my time reading it. The code is still there but it’s buried under so much stuff it takes a while to bring it back to...
by jeepnik
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WW2 coding machine - the Enigma Machine
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: WW2 coding machine - the Enigma Machine

The best Ultra story was about taking the president off the list. Apparently someone just threw some messages into a regular trash can. He was put back on after some serious butt chewing.
by jeepnik
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unasked-For AR Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: Unasked-For AR Advice

The original M16 was just about as dangerous for the guy behind it as the guy in front. The AR’s are okay for range toys ut nothing I’ll ever bet my life on again. I agree, somewhat. I had an AR years ago. Wasn't impressed and quickly dumped it and got an M1A....then another. Still like them, still...
by jeepnik
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unasked-For AR Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: Unasked-For AR Advice

The original M16 was just about as dangerous for the guy behind it as the guy in front.

The AR’s are okay for range toys ut nothing I’ll ever bet my life on again.
by jeepnik
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S. Camel Corps....
Replies: 20
Views: 520

Re: U.S. Camel Corps....

They used to have camel races in Virginia City, Nevada. Haven been there for some years so I don't know if they are still happening. Seriously, camels are one ugly and repulsive critter. I pity the poor troopers that had to deal with them.
by jeepnik
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone use a satellite phone...?
Replies: 15
Views: 469

Re: Anyone use a satellite phone...?

The wife and sisters have been bugging me to get one. They complain that when I'm out in the desert I often don't have cell service, and "you're getting older". What they don't know is that often I have service, but I don't want to answer. I'll check the voice mail when they're done telling me about...
by jeepnik
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well that was fun
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: Well that was fun

Yea, it was a pretty good one. But this demonstrates a point I've made for years. Disasters are fairly localized. We're roughly a couple of hundred miles from the epicenter. And there was no disruption in our lives at all. If you survive the initial event it's pretty easy to drive out of the effecte...
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well that was fun
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: Well that was fun

Just had another good shaker. Felt a bit stronger than yesterdays. I may not need to go to an amusement park for E ticket attractions if this keeps up. :lol:
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too much time on my hands
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: Too much time on my hands

Cool. You guys have no idea how badly I want to retire so I can do things like this.