Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Faner50

Just can't afford Gasoline

109 posts in this topic

I live in Mpls burbs. I've usually fished the big lake 3-5 times by this date. Not this year. Selling my rig and down grading to 16' w/70 hp engine. It's just getting too spendy.

GLTA

Faner

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow! Looks like your fishing already and you haven't even left your house.

Good Luck with that.

mr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow! Looks like your fishing already and you haven't even left your house.

Good Luck with that.

mr

i agree

that last part of faner's post should be removed, its not in the outdoor discusion forum so politics does not need to be discussed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bearbait87 its called freedom of speech, relax.... He's right!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

freedom of speech is awesome. but just because you can say it doesn't mean it is allowed here. the outdoor discusion forum is were to discuss politics,

anyways i honestly haven't really noticed any dents in my wallet from the cost of gas. i own a one ton crew cab long box pick up and my tranny went out when diesel was around 3.90 a gallon. it cost me $115 to fill er' up then. since my tranny problems i have been borowing a toyota 4 runner from my grandparents and it gets about 21 mpg and i can go almost all week on 15 gallons and to fill it up is only 50-60 bucks. way better than $130-140 for the truck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

so I take it your one of the republicans.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

so I take it your one of the republicans.

2 in the slot for faner!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't help but laugh at you for blaming the republicans for high gas prices. By the way, who was it that over rode the governer for higher gas tax?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it is just easier to pass blame i guess.

it aint one partys fault for anything right now, and remember when blaming republicans that democrates rule the house right now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Republicans Democrats all the same Obama won't fix it either...if it doesnt effect them why will they care until election time....Anyway I am done lets talk fishing!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the outdoor discusion forum is were to discuss politics

Politics that relates to the outdoors? YES. Politics the way its being discussed lately? NO. We're just nice enough at FM to allow a little venting around this time of year crazy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No offense but you could afford G-Loomis rods but not gas?? It's kinda like driving by the Albertville mall and see it packed on the weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I havent been affected much as I have made some changes. Slowed down to 60mph on the freeway going to work in the morning. It takes me a whopping 1.7 minutes longer now! wink

Also, all errands are ran on the way to or from work.

I actually spend less in gas now than I did last year. If your schedule allows simple changes like these its pretty easy to get around this.

I drive a truck. One day I sat down and calculated how much it costs to do things on the way home versus going home then later in the day running a specific errand. Half of the time I was spending more in gas(when making a trip specifically for an item) than I was on the item. Easy fix.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

republicans

If it was'nt for the Republicans, you would'nt have a boat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted By: Faner50
republicans

If it was'nt for the friggen Republicans, you would'nt have a boat.

i dont know, bill. both candidates this year believe in windfall profits taxes and price controls on gas and oil. both are sure to raise prices and tighten supply even further

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it was'nt for the Republicans, you would'nt have a boat.

Ok, im not political at all but I would be VERY interested if you could explain why an individual would not have a boat if it wasnt for republicans.

Is there some new list that was generate that contains names of individuals that are allowed to own boats?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is there some new list that was generate that contains names of individuals that are allowed to own boats?

you mean you are not aware of, "the list?"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just curious as why someone would make such an obsurd statement. Just one more reason why I think individuals that get so worked up over political things are amusing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TJ only registered boat owners get the list.The elite

They must have misplaced my registraion information in the system then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I've voted both Democrat and Republican. Don't know how I got on the list. My name must have been added in one of those terms I voted for the elephant.

Darn glad they didn't take my name off when I voted donkey later. I like my boat and want to keep it.

But fun and joking aside, I'm also shelling out less for gas than I did last year. We have consolidated our errand running around town, for example, and when I'm out trolling for lakers I have been trolling the kicker motor from spot to spot quite a bit more than running the big motor to get there faster. And while I'm fishing less and traveling to the family lake cabin less, that means more time to get some restoration projects done around the house and spend more time on the yard, etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I live in Mpls burbs. I've usually fished the big lake 3-5 times by this date. Not this year. Selling my rig and down grading to 16' w/70 hp engine. It's just getting too spendy.

GLTA

Faner

Work more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wasn't it just a few days ago the Democrats voted down drilling for more oil on the continental shelf and other places? Then after voting they sit back and blame the republicans for the price of gas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I've voted both Democrat and Republican. Don't know how I got on the list. My name must have been added in one of those terms I voted for the elephant.

Darn glad they didn't take my name off when I voted donkey later. I like my boat and want to keep it.

But fun and joking aside, I'm also shelling out less for gas than I did last year. We have consolidated our errand running around town, for example, and when I'm out trolling for lakers I have been trolling the kicker motor from spot to spot quite a bit more than running the big motor to get there faster. And while I'm fishing less and traveling to the family lake cabin less, that means more time to get some restoration projects done around the house and spend more time on the yard, etc.

when i voted elephant, i got on the list. the one and only time i voted donkey, 1996, i may have gotten off the list. wonder what my list status would be now for sitting out 2000 and 2004???

I do alot like you to save gas but be dammed if i will give up my fishing. i dont hunt, i dont ice fish. and the lake superior is full of delicious lakers for my taking.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts


    • Ever notice how the politically bias media does everything it can to keep you voting for one side or another, can't let any 3rd parties in because the powers that be lose control. They are doing an amazing job with our minds that is for sure, both sides.
    • I would regulate the drugs just like alcohol, pretty easy actually. Now we would have to draw a line in the sand on what drugs are legal and which to keep illegal, we can't use public opinion for this because that is what got us in trouble in the first place. There have been numerous studies on drugs that at least give us an idea on how dangerous they are, things will get a little confusing because some legal drugs now are the most dangerous but there is no reason to go backwards with those drugs because we have already been there and it didn't work. I can't possibly cover every detail in a post so I am guessing you want to know which drugs to make legal and which should remain banned.

      Lethal dose chart, one could make a case for drawing a diagonal line to the right of caffeine.


      This chart can be a little deceiving because obviously some drugs that are used more than others but it tells an interesting story none the less.


      Another physical harm chart, these may or may not work but again just a guideline on drugs we could consider for legalization.
    • Anyone have one?  Last year they ran them on sale for $200 at the local farm n fleet.  That happens again i might have to gets me one!
    • Before anyone goes out and buys an ION....     Also Dewalt has a 9ah battery now too.   http://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-FLEXVOLT-20-Volt-60-Volt-Lithium-Ion-9-0-Ahr-Battery-Pack-DCB609Y/300610594?cm_mmc=Shopping|THD|G|0|G-BASE-PLA-D25T-PowerTools|&gclid=CjwKEAiArbrFBRDL4Oiz97GP2nISJAAmJMFah6JUW7Wlbuw6Pzzf6CZFbYHwv3JOUaeQnfyiJpPemhoCm_Xw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

    • So should I get a reality show first? Trust me the two parties are going to great job of taking themselves out. I am also unelectable with the current mindset the voters have so don't worry about me.

      In other news who needs Russia when the DHS is trying to hack our elections? Sure they might have been just been looking for weaknesses but it does seem a little unsettling that the fed wants to get their hands on the state systems.
      http://www.computerworld.com/article/3173032/cybercrime-hacking/indiana-joins-idaho-in-claiming-dhs-tried-to-hack-their-election-systems.html
    • Please describe in detail why the war on drugs has been successful and why we should continue with the same policies we have had for the past 3 decades or so.    I am really wondering what the timeline is for these policies to start working.
    •   If you use Prohibition as an example, speakeasies turned into bars and nightclubs, and bootleggers turned into pimps and politicians.  So that option for drug dealers is still open.   Of course if prostitution was legalized, about the only thing left would be to get into politics, so I guess some of them might have to turn to more honest professions like drug counseling or working for the FDA....   Drug stores could still operate under the eagle eye of the FDA and federal revenuers, and keep us all safe.   The big question is what would all the Carrie Nations of the world do?                                        
    •   The Republican party was originally formed as an opposition party to the Federalists, so now that the DNC and the RNC are both federalists, there is still room for a true republican party.
    • Is it happening this year?
  • Our Sponsors