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Everything posted by 10-Ring

  1. Homelite became a major name in the chainsaw world in the 1940s, and still produces saws today, though they are not revered as the saws that they once were. I've never run the bowsaw and don't know if I want to, but from what I understand, one of the major advantage is not having to bend over as much while cutting up logs.
  2. I have the same issue. When I put it behind my flatbed I can't even see it. On a serious note, I've done a lot of towing over the years with loads of all different sizes. Learning to back using my mirrors was the single best thing that I ever learned to do to help backing a trailer easier.
  3. Show her the fundamentals, then let her practice on her own at the house. Don't watch. Write off the truck bumper, tail lights, and bed corners before she starts. Whatever you do, don't tell her that she is doing it wrong.
  4. I kind of have a thing for old Homelites. The first is my XL 12 that belonged to my grandfather. I got it cleaned up, but not running. Needs new fuel system gaskets and hoses. The second is my father in law's XL 12 with the bow saw attachment, that one belonged to my wife's grandfather. I have intentions to incorporate both into a decorative piece.
  5. I've messed with a lot of bodock, it's my favorite for firewood, and least favorite for handling, cutting, splitting, and stacking. I you haven't cut it up yet get it cut to whatever you want to get it cut down to while it's still green, it gets a lot harder to cut after it's dried.
  6. There is nothing that I can do about the current situation. I'm enjoying being at home more. I'm getting some turkey hunting done, doing some fishing, I'm in the process of putting in a garden. I have a ton of ash to cut, split, and stack for next winter. Other than not getting to see a few people that I would like to see I'm making the best of it and enjoying three slower pace.
  7. I used to live in Blount County and one of my favorite things to do was go hang out in Citico/Tellico as trout fish. Still one of my favorite places that I've ever been. Enter from the Citico side and work your way towards Indian Boundary. Then either head back or continue towards Tellico. Couple of things to keep in mind is you do have to buy a Citico/Tellico permit each day, but you are covered if you have a sportsman's license. The lower end of Citico Creek is off limits after stocking certain days of the week, can't recall which ones so check the regs. Something that I found out about after I left that area was the Trout Magnet lure. It's a small 1/64oz jig head. I use them now primarily for blue gill, but I have caught several middle Tennessee stocker trout on them. The lure has been a hands changer for me, lots of fun. I but the in 50 packs at Bass Pro and have several different body color/head combos. I highly recommend using the Leland's Lures 2lb SOS line with them. It's the best light line I've ever messed with and it's actually quite manageable. It allows you to cast that tiny jig much further than 4 or 6 lb line. It's recommended to use a 2lb fluorocarbon leader when fishing clear water. The TM bobbers make the jig more versatile as well.
  8. I keep several 22 rifles around, I have a few cheapies like a Remington 597 and a Remington Viper that get thrown around, carried on the four wheeler, or tractor, boat, truck, whatever. Also have a couple of nicer ones porch shooting and/or walking around the woods.
  9. We set a camera up on the feeder, they are usually trained up within a week, 2 max. The trick is not putting out a bunch of corn at once. Usually between 1-2 pounds 3x per day (we normally do one in the morning and two in the evening) you don't want the pigs to think they can get food any time if day, you want them to have the mentality that if they aren't there when the feeder cycles then they won't get any.
  10. Way too many variables and imo there is no such thing as a text book scenario. If I was confident that I could neutralize what I perceived to be a 3rd party threat without great risk to myself or others I would. I'm not playing hero though, I have too many people who depend on me to get myself hurt or killed.
  11. I'm working from home 100% now. Wife is a nurse, so unfortunately she's in a hospital 3 days per week. Daughter is immunocompromised so we are taking this very seriously and other than my wife find to work, we really aren't leaving the house. I stocked up a couple of months worth of pet supplies on the front end of this, and I'm ordering things that I need from Amazon and whatnot. I'm actually enjoying this somewhat slower pace of life. I like working from home to the point that when this is all over with I think I'll be searching for a job that will allow me to work from home more. Things aren't so bad now, snapped this this pic while I was writing this.
  12. I've never understood why people bash the South, then move here. If wherever these people were from was so great they would stay.
  13. This has to be about the 5th ammo shortage that I've lived through.
  14. I've been carrying one of these for over a year. Perfect carry piece IMO. I've carried a bunch of pistols over the years and this is by far my favorite. Price is good too! GLWS
  15. Neither of you are wrong. Thought I'd throw this in, as it may she's some light on part of this problem. My buddy has a camera on his driveway that alerts him when motion is detected. He gets an alert at 2am one morning, checks the camera and there is a guy trying to break into his truck. Once the guy starts beating on his window he goes outside and the guy runs away. My buddy calls the police and they come out and take a report, the video was clear enough that they recognized the guy. Cop said that even though they knew who the perp was they couldn't do anything because he hadn't actually broken into the vehicle. Apparently these people are free to walk neighborhoods checking to see if vehicles are locked without fear of charges unless they forcibly enter.
  16. I see broke people finance cars that are way above their means all of the time. I'm sure that the novelty of that car wears off long before the payments do.
  17. I spent 5 years of my life as a track day photographer/track junkie. I've photographed/ridden most every track in the Southeast. Nashville is my absolute least favorite. It's pretty obvious that the road course was an afterthought. I know that there has been talk of the Oak Ridge track for at least a decade. At one time it was too be a rather lengthy track. Tracks have a difficult time making ends meet. Tracks that make good NASCAR tracks, are usually just okay for any other use, and road tracks just don't produce the revenue. I'll never understand the obsession with watching cars turn left for 4 hours when there is Indy, F1, rally cross, Moto GP, or even WERA. Heck I even enjoy a little dirt track action, both cars and motorcycles, when the guys are racing like they are depending on the win to keep the lights on. NASCAR is pretty good to dose off to on a Sunday afternoon though.
  18. Spend your 20s working hard, living cheaply, and save as much as you can. Don't touch what you saved. (I only did about 1/3 of this) Depending on how young the people taking this advice are: If you go to college, go with purpose and a plan. If you are going to get a degree, get one that will help you. If you don't like math, learn it anyway. The few years that you will spend taking math classes will pay off for the rest of your life.
  19. They aren't needed, traffic comes to a complete standstill on it's own. I don't understand how going West in the mornings into Nashville traffic will come to a complete stop for 1-2 minutes then pick right back up again and run 60-80mph for absolutely no reason.
  20. I'll trust though your experience that you are correct. I've only gotten one and that was 10 years ago. The documentation that was sent with the fine started that my license would be revoked if I didn't pay. I researched everything that I could find at the time to get out of it, but wasn't successful in doing so. I wasn't about to test the system and potentially loose my license over $50. Back in those days I had the $50, but didn't have the funds to fight the ticket or get my license reinstated had it been revoked.
  21. Stop over complicating this. What I read was your FIL left the gun at your place last time he visited because you wanted to carry it for a while to see how you liked it. He hasn't made the trip to pick it back up yet.
  22. Welcome, that's a heck of a commute you have there.
  23. Stones River should be right at 45 minutes or so from Gallatin, if you can dodge traffic.
  24. I recommend the Joe Arpaio model.

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