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  1. 6 points
    Surface Tension

    Kdrill or Nils

    It wasn't easy. I had to marry a Finn and be in good standing with MIL to get my foot in the door. I then meet Matti Nykänen at a Pikkujoulu Party when he noticed I had a new Nokia phone and asked to see it. We talked for hours about our ski jumping days over a loaf of Pulla. Later the conversation turned to ice fishing and Nils Master. His uncle was a sharpener in Finland and planned to come to the USA and sharpen. Said he could make a lot of money. Turned out he wasn't authorized by Nils Master and his true intent was to smuggle brown bread in the US and in doing so lost his visa. It was a huge embarrassment to his family and to Finland. Finland needed a sharpener in the US but I was a Norwegian. After some arm twisting by my MIL I was allowed to be trained but I had to sign a sworn document not to pass anything on to either Norway or the Russians. Even then I wasn't allowed to see how the blade was made, only how to sharpen and reshape a blade that needed reshaping. Retire, exercise and a Finnish Brown Bread is the key to a long life and you don't need to smuggle it. I order it online from New York and it keeps good for years.
  2. 6 points
    Jim Almquist

    Oooh Baaaacon!

    Between the frig and stove its only about 2 steps My kinda program !!!
  3. 5 points
    Cicada

    International Space Station

    Real nice night Monday night. International Space Station was doing a fly-by. When it topped the horizon, it was over southeast Alberta and when it crawled into the earth's shadow it was over the east edge of Wisconsin in just a little over 4 minutes. Not all of these have the same white balance setting. I messed with it to see what I liked better. The tree was light painted with a small LED flashlight. Opinions and critiques are welcome.
  4. 3 points
    huntnfish

    Bourbon and Whiskey

    You guys must have a nicer wife than I've got. By the end of the day I'm worn out from arguing with her and come here for a break. Seems like the opposite on here sometimes.
  5. 3 points
    PurpleFloyd

    Old Double barrel

    That is a thing of beauty. I am speechless and if you know me........
  6. 3 points
    leech~~

    Oooh Baaaacon!

    This kid knows whats good! Unlike Smurfy!
  7. 3 points
    rl_sd

    Oooh Baaaacon!

  8. 3 points
    rl_sd

    Just Food and Drink

    At least his pants are nicely folded this time.....
  9. 3 points
    Glad we could help.
  10. 2 points
    Storm

    Waterfowl

    Was able to get out these last couple weeks a couple times to enjoy the waterfowl before most of them left for good. Surprisingly was able to find a couple sea ducks on back to back weekends. The harlequin was a first for me in MN and the Long Tail was the second of my life. Young long tail days before this lake froze over. Hen Harlequin below the St. Cloud darn couple weeks ago. American blackduck - may have some slight mallard mixed in with it as I noticed some green on its head from certain angles. widgeon picture I liked the colors with. This was taken early November.
  11. 2 points
    rl_sd

    Air Fryer?

    .... I knew that was coming the second I said "vacuum seal"
  12. 2 points
    Big Dave2

    Air Fryer?

    You could have just boiled them in the bag like Del does.....
  13. 2 points
    Big Dave2

    Air Fryer?

    That's why my wife is getting one for Winter Solstice too!
  14. 2 points
    leech~~

    Oooh Baaaacon!

    Bacon is cured already silly!
  15. 2 points
    LoonASea

    We could be riding the nsst

    The Trestle got 10+ inches of snow today ,,, May have to make plans to go take a peek at the trails this weekend ,,, Hopefully the groomers can get out and pack the trail a little bit to cover the rocks
  16. 2 points
    Rick G

    Kdrill or Nils

    Hes kinda like the Highlander.... There can be only one
  17. 2 points
    leech~~

    Just Food and Drink

    You seem to always have a lot of Nords around smoked or fried, but never give any fishing reports? Turn in Poachers (TIP) in Minnesota To report a violation immediately, call 1-800-652-9093
  18. 2 points
    Big Dave2

    Connecting tv directly to cable

    Thanks for everything.
  19. 2 points
    cavalierowner

    Whole house humidifier

    That was exactly the reason I went with the AprilAire humidifier with the outside temperature sensor. With the outside sensor, it truly is "set & go"; I know me well enough that I wouldn't be running to the furnace and constantly changing the setting. It cost more money, but it really does work well. BTW, the furnace burners don't have to be firing; as long as the furnace fan is running, the humidifier is running.
  20. 2 points
    WE ARE MAKING ice here on Hidden Bay at Lake Iwanttobethere. A week ago we had a thunderstorm and it was in the low forties, we are done I think with temptures like that for awhile. Been busy Christmas shopping most of the week, with four kids a couple of son in laws and eight grand kids I forgot how many presents needed to be bought and then having to find the right presents for the right kid. Add on neighbors and friends and Lodge buddies, I have lost count. Good thing the wife is taking care of her side of the family. I am also on a first name basis with Niel the UPS guy now as I have been ordering some stuff online. I will admit I am a cheapskate for eleven months out of the year but come December The wallet gets open up and aired out.   With the weather dipping into the low teens at night and barely making it to the low twenties during the day and no sunshine to speak of ice is forming on the big lake. The other afternoon Hammering Hank and Skinny fired the test log down the hill and out onto the ice. It broke through about twenty yards out but the next day it made it almost fifty. Not thick enough for shanties yet but if we keep this weather Christmas may be possible launch date for the Ice House Fling.   The market out on the highway is just about out of trees which is good and bad, Good that he will have sold all of his trees and bad that he could have sold more. Lots of people from the big city buying as the prices there are almost double of what the market is charging. We were all at the Resort the other night and trees were brought up we do have a lot of room here and we just may do some clear cutting and put in a tree farm. We may not be able to reap the rewards but it will add value to the place.   We also have been getting a little snow now every night, not much in town but there is over a foot on the ground at the Resort. The snowshoes hares are a little more relaxed now that they don’t stick out so bad. All the eating places are offering free coffee and cocoa in town, not many empty seats to be seen through the painted Christmas scene windows that my daughter has been doing the past few weeks. Mike has been running his snow cannons at the ski hill and has a few runs open for the snoowboarders and the rabbit hill for the young kids. The runs are open after school for a few hours for them. General Store is busy, toyland and toolland always have someone poking around in boxes looking for something special for someone special. Big Earl is really almost out of lights and mouse traps. I mean really out nothing hiding in the warehouse. Snow shovels are moving along with ice melt and I saw the school bus has the plow on, I guess even the school board has given in that winter is here. Can you believe we are down to counting days instead of weeks here to Christmas at Lake Iwanttobethere   Blue sky, a good tailwind and a safe trip Colonel Powell, we will miss you and your stories at the Lodge. I will look for you in the clouds when I am fishing.. Colonel Powell was a retired United States air force Colonel that I was friends with for the past twenty years. He spent a lot of time up here and we spent time in a boat together chasing bass but also trading stories, he was a good story teller and I always tried to be a good listener. I hate losing fishing buddies but it seems to be happening a lot. He was 1021 months young.
  21. 2 points
    Cicada

    Super Frost Moon

    I've had this church, Atlanta Church, near Ulen in mind for this for about two years. Finally, had a super moon with better weather conditions to give it a go. With the bright warm sunny day, there was a lot of convection coming off the field giving the shots a wavy painted look. As the moon rose and the temperature dropped, sharper images were possible. I did get distracted by a snowy owl and missed the actual moon rise. CC welcome.
  22. 2 points
    Don Julio

    Helix Summer Unit Conversion

    I converted my helix 7 chirp to ice about a month ago. I’ve fished next to my vexilar FLX-28 with no interference. The generation 2 with the chirp technology offers a much improved ice unit than the generation 1 units. For the best results you need to download the newest update for your helix and have the new ice ducer. With this you get interference rejection and a much better target separation. The flasher mode is very sharp and easy on the eyes. You are also able to change the colors and background to your liking. Here’s a picture to see it in action.
  23. 1 point
    LoonASea

    We could be riding the nsst

    They are starting to groom from Finland north on the NSST ,,, We could use more then the dustings of snow we have been getting lately to get the southern part of the trail set up
  24. 1 point
    Got skunked. Gave up after the second day and went grouse hunting instead. Had better luck doing that
  25. 1 point
    KEN W

    Air Fryer?

    I have a 3.2 L Cooks Essentials digital that I bought first. Not big enough. So I bought a 5.2L manual Bella. You definetly want to get a bigger one. As for manual or not.....less to go wrong with a manual. My Bella holds more food than the smaller one and works great. I use the Cook's Essentials only when I have 2 things to make. Plus the manual costs less. The Bella sells for about $75. Digitals will sell for over $100. Four other members of my family now also have them.
  26. 1 point
    Big Dave2

    Bourbon and Whiskey

    I drink Grain Belt and Schell's all the time. Buy Local!
  27. 1 point
    bbfenatic

    Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Wild playing very well in all facets of the game right now...fun to watch...Toronto is no slouch even without Matthews.
  28. 1 point
    Big Dave2

    Bourbon and Whiskey

    Those are cool but I enjoy the amount of water that mixes with my whiskey when I put 2 or 3 cubes of ice in it.
  29. 1 point
    Big Dave2

    Bourbon and Whiskey

    I get what Del is saying to a certain extent. I would never buy a bottle of Pappy for $2000. There's no way that any whiskey can taste 40-50 times better than a $30-$50 bottle. I actually rarely buy anything over $35/bottle but that's just me being cheap. I do like to try the $50 stuff but have rarely found anything that I like better than Eagle Rare, Buffalo Trace or Maker's Mark. Actually one of my favorite Bourbon's is Jim Beam Black for only about $25 a bottle. That being said I couldn't care less what other people drink or what they pay for their whiskey, beer, wine or whatever. If you have a job and make your own money, buy and drink what you want. I don't know if that's true or not but I sometimes wonder the same thing about all the people who claim to like really hoppy beers.
  30. 1 point
    21 IN THE Boat here at Hidden Bay but 30 in the green house. I have added a sensor out there to keep track this winter. When it gets warm in there I can move that heated free air into my cabin but it has been weeks since the sun has shined enough to make it worth turning on the blowers. Lake Iwanttobethere gives us long falls, early springs and decent summers. However in the winter she can be nasty. Yesterday we had a few flakes of snow and by noon we had six inches of snow, by two in the afternoon when I needed to go to town we had nine inches of med heavy snow on the ground which is to much for the wife and her bad shoulder to move. A call was made to my son Dug who showed up with gas and a spark plug, He was prepared to take out the snow blower bought last year because he knew his ma had not winterized it.   I got at call a little while later that the new blower works a lot better then the old twenty-two year old one that we had replaced. He also asked me if I had the morning paper which I told him now that I think of it Duncan had not brought it in this morning. Dug then told me that he found it in the snow and the new blower does a fine job of making confetti out of rolled up newspapers. Told the wife who just shook her head and I just said it is no big deal, it is mulch now. Snow is just what we need, town is white and we have snow banks. Hill in front of the Lodge now has enough snow for the Ice House Fling and we are still making ice. As we drove by the ski hill the snow cannons were not running and I think Mike is finally getting some sleep.   Lake Iwanttobethere does not have a transit system, heck we don’t even have a single bus but we do have Old McDonnell and his hay wagon. Two weeks before Christmas Old McDonnell will bring his hay wagon into town and for a donation he will let you ride as he goes from one end of Main Street to the other from four till eight PM. You can tell those who have taken advantage of the wagon by the straw sticking in their clothes when they are shopping in the stores or drinking cocoa in the dinners. We are done Christmas shopping, I think. The tree has a lot of packages under it and the wife will never stop buying stocking stuffers but I don’t tend to count them because some of them will be mine. I have been hinting maybe she should visit Marv at the Smoke Shop as I have talked with Marv about a few stocking stuffers in there that I would like it try. Came into the Lodge today to do some mail and to pick my name for the Lodge gift exchange, I got Big Earl’s son Junior, I don’t have a clue what to get him. That is what it makes it so fun, you get to learn about a Lodge member here at Lake Iwanttobethere
  31. 1 point
    roony

    Bourbon and Whiskey

    That is fine del. A lot of people like Ripple and Boonesfarm wines too.
  32. 1 point
    PurpleFloyd

    Old Double barrel

    Take it to that pawn shop in Las Vegas. They will bring in an expert to tell you it's history,give you a low ball offer once they find out and then you can just walk.
  33. 1 point
    huntnfish

    Bourbon and Whiskey

    I tried a glass of a buddy's Templeton Rye last night and was impressed. I'm not big of Rye's but this one was very smooth. I can't say I'd ever buy a bottle but someone else's booze is always up near the top of the list of my favorites. I still prefer the $15 Trader Joe's bourbon though.
  34. 1 point
    smurfy

    Just Food and Drink

    Ha I remember showing ya a thing or 2!!! Not sure where your son got his fishin prowess from though! Yea well!! oh I changed my poopy pants!
  35. 1 point
    Big Dave2

    Old Double barrel

    I can't see the pics?
  36. 1 point
    monstermoose78

    Get together late notice

    Boom here it is everyone!!! When: Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10 am to whenever. I will be there earlier maybe 9 am , but I will confirm before if I can make before that. Where: Shakopee Lake Access by Onamia. Who: Everyone is welcome to come!! Please bring treats!! This is a family friendly as well. Monstermoose78, Rick G, and Eyeguy will be there!! Please let us know who plans on coming. Please bring treats!!
  37. 1 point
    Tom7227

    Plugging in pickup

    I just checked Amazon and you can get one for $16. Another place indicated that a block heater takes up to 1500 watts and the one I checked on Amazon is good for up to 1800 watts. Looks like it would work as far as I can tell. So much for my business opportunity.
  38. 1 point
    Moon Lake Refuge

    Wheel House Build Renovation

    Just be sure before you make any big changes to the interior that you can get your holes in the right places without hitting cross braces.
  39. 1 point
    Getanet

    Helix Summer Unit Conversion

    While I think they're product is good, I agree they lack in a few customer-friendly areas. As you say, the page is so technical you almost need a degree in IT to figure it out. They also don't provide a hard copy of the owners manual - at least not with the Helix 5 I just bought for ice fishing. I contacted Thorne Bros, where I bought mine from, and they said if you email Hummingbird/Johnson Outdoors they will mail you one. When I did that they said they don't have hard copies and you can get a PDF online or they come with a CD-ROM (mine didn't). I like using my phone for a lot of things, but not thumbing through a 260+ page manual.
  40. 1 point
    Surface Tension

    We could be riding the nsst

    We might have gotten enough cold before snow to freeze the bogs too.
  41. 1 point
    smurfy

    Just Food and Drink

    Fried boneless nords beans and my homemade horseradish.
  42. 1 point
    We the People 1911 I am thinking this will be my next gun.
  43. 1 point
    Well kind of back to guns, I have been looking to buy a .22 pellet rife for the varmint's around here. a gun but not the kind you guys are talking about I think.
  44. 1 point
    Ufatz

    What's the next gun you're going to buy?

    Brings back memories and reminds me of something I had totally forgotten!! Decades ago was at a wilderness cabin with a couple guys and on of them had this carbine. I shot it a few times (open sights) and took it out for a walk next morning. Shot two deer at around 50 yards and they both dropped dead. Am surprised the item you have in photo has a recoil pad since I do not recall any recoil at all. Always thought it was a handy little piece but never used it again and had no inclination to buy one. Do have a 10-22 of course (doesn't every home have one:) and other items. Many don't know Ruger makes their BIG rifle in .22 caliber with a laminated stock. Had one with nice Zeiss glass and it was a tack driver. Don't recall what I did with it. Okay, back to standby.
  45. 1 point
    So anyway. The gun that I always wanted to get just for the fun factor is the old Ruger 44 mag carbine. Great for short range still Deer hunting through the woods. The farmer that we use to hunt with before he passed away had one. One day his son was using it and I heard him shoot. When we got back to the truck I said did you shoot? He said yes I shot all 5 rounds at a running Doe. The darn little gun shoots so fast I only heard 1 or 2 of his shots!
  46. 1 point
    bobberineyes

    2017 Pheasants

    Well, the kid and I have been out quite a bit, have been seeing and shooting a few here and there but the numbers do seem down. "Pockets "of birds in areas really sum it up. One thing that has stood out this fall is the wind.. just keeps blowing!!
  47. 1 point
    slammer

    FLx 28 or Marcum Lx6 or 7

    Ordered the Hbird Helix ice 7. The combo of flasher/sonar/gps did it for me. Excited to get out with it.
  48. 1 point
    jerkin'm

    Muzzy Season

    Son got his first muzzleloader deer...pretty cool sitting in the stand with deer coming and going all day...he passed him the first time through but couldn't on the return trip...(: one more weekend to go!
  49. 1 point
  50. 1 point
    the nature boy

    Raptor of interest

    And here is a shot of an authentic Great Horned Owl I shot today in the same place. Notice the difference in coloring and the real deal doesn't have it's head on backwards - just offset.