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    swamptiger reacted to Rick in Hunting Shack Ideas   
    I'm not laughing at you. I've been there done that. I don't view it as a misfortune as it appears by your response, you have. I've set aside my goals and wants...big time through 3 of my kids. Wouldnt want it any other way.
     
    It's more of a lighthearted smile/laugh with you, understanding it's a hard but cool process to go through.
     
    You feel good you gave things up afterward.
     
    So going through it is really pretty good.
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    swamptiger got a reaction from jbell1981 in Hunting Shack Ideas   
    The positive side of this is it gives you more time to think about your cabin design.  I was going to suggest putting a gambrel style roof on it
    and maybe a half loft rather than a full loft.  This would make the sleeping area in the loft more usable and the open ceiling on the other end would be good for air circulation if you wanted to install a ceiling fan at some point.  Plus you would never have to worry about snow load on the roof.
     
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    swamptiger got a reaction from BoxMN in Plumbing Question   
    There's a lesson to be learned here..
     
    NEVER, EVER, let your wife catch you at a weak moment, and talk you into installing a garbage disposal unit.....
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    swamptiger got a reaction from leech~~ in 10 Years On This Site As Of 12/11/2008   
    I've been posting on here since Feb. 4, 2002 - since the days of the Great Red Lake Crappie Boom.  I met several of the members on here in person back then, but most of them are gone now.
     
    Big Dave has me beat by one day, and Del is a relative newby in that respect, but he's the only real "old-timer" on here....😊
     
     
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    swamptiger reacted to monstermoose78 in Attn: MN Gun Deer Hunters   
    Around my home area of Princeton people say there ain’t any big bucks. They just need to know where to look or learn how to hunt better. My example is muskies the a while back a 40 incher was a good one the they moved the size to 48 inches. Then people caught 50 inch fish now they are at 54 inches and not all muskies get that big ever. I see deer going down the same path. there is a monster 6 pointer can’t shoot em cause he is only 3 per side.
     
    For the people who want to shoot big bucks great you do as I do let the little ones walk, but we don’t need more rules. Next thing you know you will not be able shoot a drake mallard unless it has 4 curls or a Tom turkey unless it has 1.25 spurs or bigger and 11 inch beard. Let people make the choice what to harvest.
     
    Look at Mille Lacs lake by letting all the bigger walleyes try to grow and now they are eating everything including young walleyes. If you choose not to shoot a deer for whatever reason great but if someone else shoots it great don’t be jealous or mad, but be happy it did not get wasted from being hit by a car. 
     
     the state parks allowing the taking of does on the state parks, but they forget those deer migrate in the arrowhead. Heck this year most of the state parks allowed two does per hunter to be taken.
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    swamptiger got a reaction from Big Dave2 in Never thought i would say this!!!!   
    Amazon keeps taking a bigger slice of the market from retailers every year, so if that continues, it will definitely show up in brick & mortar stores in various ways.
     
    https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/02/10/amazons-us-online-sales-growth-last-year-was-mor-2.aspx
     
     
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    swamptiger reacted to Surface Tension in 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.
     
     
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    swamptiger reacted to JOHNBIGDOG in Dozer issues   
    I don't think your "clutch" is a dry clutch like in a manual transmission in a car or truck but a wet clutch like in an automatic transmission. The clutch is drenched in oil and fluid pressure aplies and releases the clutch. So in theory if there is no fluid pressure there is no coupling between the tracks and the engine.
     
    This is just a quick Google search of your dozers drive system.
     
    If it's broke it's broke. Putting oil in it and a new filter is not going to make it worse. Fix the wire charge the battery and see what happens. Remember that most oil filters have a bypass built in so if pressure increases beyond a point you'll just get unfiltered oil. Tipicly the oil filter is not crushed though. Darn them "sticks" slash small trees.
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    swamptiger reacted to PurpleFloyd in Berkshire pork   
    Gaga only wears free range meat dresses. The other one I posted was clearly corporate meat. 
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    swamptiger reacted to PurpleFloyd in Berkshire pork   
    I have yet to see a pig in any form of captivity that won't. But the Berkies are convinced their $#!t don't stink.
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    swamptiger got a reaction from PurpleFloyd in Berkshire pork   
    del's idea of "good eats"...
     
     

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    swamptiger got a reaction from leech~~ in What a dang waste and shame!   
    I think they're shut down, too.  Smells like no money and more welfare...
     
     
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    swamptiger reacted to RebelSS in Trees having Sex!   
    Try taking 'em off the tree first.  
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    swamptiger got a reaction from titelines in Motor bogs when trimmed down   
    Idle jets are probably gunked up with oxidized fuel from sitting.  I would run it for awhile to see if it comes out of it on its own.  If not, pull the carbs and give them a good cleaning.  You will probably need carb gaskets or maybe a carb kit when you do this.
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    swamptiger got a reaction from eyeguy 54 in First pileated ever....   
    If they find a place to nest, they'll probably keep coming back for years.  I've had pileated woodpeckers around my place since I built my house over 30 years ago.
     
     
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    swamptiger got a reaction from Wanderer in Cranberry Creek Canoe   
    I saw one on C-list for cheap just the other day - came with an outboard, too.  Can't remember if it was Mpls or Brainerd.
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    swamptiger reacted to rundrave in Pork Belly Stinks   
    I have been wondering if the packaging of this pork belly had a Unicorn, Teddy bear and a Kansas City Royals sticker on it? 
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    swamptiger reacted to Walleyehooker in Jeep Wrangler ?   
    I might have to get out and test drive a few and figure out what I like and don't like. Definitly not buying new so Ill narrow it down a bit and then wait for that cherry to show up.
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    swamptiger reacted to DonBo in Wild Turkey Photos   
    So proud of my 93 year old dad.  It's getting tougher and tougher just getting him out there, but he still knows what to do once there.

     
     

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    swamptiger got a reaction from Hoey in This is Baffling   
    I don't know what the numbers are now, but I remember reading at one point there were 30,000 geese hanging out there.  At three pounds of poop per adult goose per day, that figures out to two semi loads of goose poop every day.
     
    "Saving the planet" - yeah,,,,,
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    swamptiger got a reaction from Big Dave2 in Concrete overpour and radiant heating?   
    You could really simplify things if you just bought a couple of barrel stove kits for $50 each.
     
    The wife could be trained to cut and split firewood and fire the stoves while you're out fishing.
     
     
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    swamptiger got a reaction from BoxMN in Concrete overpour and radiant heating?   
    You could really simplify things if you just bought a couple of barrel stove kits for $50 each.
     
    The wife could be trained to cut and split firewood and fire the stoves while you're out fishing.
     
     
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    swamptiger got a reaction from sunniewally in TPMS. OMG!   
    Five cents worth of black electrical tape on the dash takes care of that problem...
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    swamptiger reacted to Tom7227 in Concrete overpour and radiant heating?   
    As part of what might be a unique exercise here I went back and re-read the original post.  In doing so I came up with another avenue for discussion.
     
    The project involves a cabin.  As in 'I'm not there all the time.'
     
    What amount of time will it take if it is 40 degrees outside to get the building to a comfortable temperature inside?
     
    I can remember going to the deer shack and getting a fire going full bore in the stove and then spending at least a half hour before you could take your coat off.  And that was a bunch of guys who weren't all that fussy.
     
    What's momma gonna say if it takes a hour to be able to have a sit down?
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