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Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-10-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7,434
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Posted By Gearheart
Did you visit the “Sinks” on the Popo Agee? Huge...

Did you visit the “Sinks” on the Popo Agee? Huge trout in there.
Forum: Boondocking 05-10-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,728
Posted By Gearheart
Ray, you are on the short list of people always...

Ray, you are on the short list of people always welcome at my fire and when you talk I will listen, attentively. Laura and I have fond memories of our adventure 6 years ago. Holy Moly is it that long...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 05-04-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By Gearheart
All of the 120 wiring is solid.

All of the 120 wiring is solid.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-21-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7,434
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Posted By Gearheart
Yeah. A week ago we has a foot of snow and...

Yeah. A week ago we has a foot of snow and drifting. It’s all gone and tee shirt weather by last Fri. Begiing to itch to get the rig out of storage.
Forum: Boondocking 03-21-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,660
Posted By Gearheart
You have the formula right. Watts = volts times...

You have the formula right. Watts = volts times amps. For interest sake the load is a 100 watt lightbulb. 100 divided by 12 is 8-9 amps of load. 6 hours later that is about 50 amp hours draw down and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-21-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7,434
Views: 909,335
Posted By Gearheart
They were called “polled oaks” in England. The...

They were called “polled oaks” in England. The central stems were intentionally cut off to encourage lateral growth. The branches grew out sideways and then curved up towards the light. Knees and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-16-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,305
Posted By Gearheart
Autocorrect, spell checker and speech to text...

Autocorrect, spell checker and speech to text apps are relied upon to excess by most folks. Wreck a nice beach is a difficult algorithm to design. Spell check has a limited vocabulary and doesn’t...
Forum: Boondocking 08-07-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,359
Posted By Gearheart
Twin Lakes just west of Leadville on the way to...

Twin Lakes just west of Leadville on the way to Aspen makes a good base camp. DO NOT take the trailer over Independence pass to Aspen. It is VERBOTEN due to narrow road and twisty turny switchbacks....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-17-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7,434
Views: 909,335
Posted By Gearheart
You could always shave the other side off and...

You could always shave the other side off and then repaint them both to match. Seems to be all the rage with the younger ladies. :lol:
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 05-21-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By Gearheart
I had a camping cook book calle the one pan...

I had a camping cook book calle the one pan gourmet. It wa oriented around backpack camping and the gist of it was to use a minimum of cooking vessels to maximize space for food in the pack. Real...
Forum: Boondocking 05-21-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By Gearheart
Your talk about water got me thinking. In '02 i...

Your talk about water got me thinking. In '02 i went on a can oe trip in Algonquin Park. Back country. Water access only. The lakes we were on were as clear as gin. One could see bottom clearly in 30...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-01-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7,434
Views: 909,335
Posted By Gearheart
Now that you mention a surge in crocheting. Laura...

Now that you mention a surge in crocheting. Laura has also taken it up. I now have slippers and hats galore.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-22-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,603
Posted By Gearheart
The artist’s rendition of Ben Franklin’s kite...

The artist’s rendition of Ben Franklin’s kite experiment comes to mind. In reality ben flew the kite when there was a thunderstorm far in the distance, no dark clouds no visible lightning. The artist...
Forum: Boondocking 01-06-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,729
Posted By Gearheart
I read someone quote that the solar array plus...

I read someone quote that the solar array plus lithium batteries ran them $4K. I assume those are $US. Here in Canada that would be $5500 and 13% sales tax on that too so well over $6K. Marine deep...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 01-06-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 21,953
Posted By Gearheart
Here in Ontario we’re in full lockdown. No...

Here in Ontario we’re in full lockdown. No unnecessary travel allowed. Unfortunately we’re only getting about 20% compliance. In the absence of a vaccine, masks and distancing are the only tools we...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-27-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7,434
Views: 909,335
Posted By Gearheart
My sister in law does those surgeries for the...

My sister in law does those surgeries for the Cleveland clinic. You’ll be fine.
Forum: Boondocking 10-24-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By Gearheart
Mr. Heater portable Buddy or Big buddy uses no...

Mr. Heater portable Buddy or Big buddy uses no electricity. Get the adapter for 5# bulk tanks. A fill costs less than 2 of the 1# disposables.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-10-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By Gearheart
They have a weekend every summer at Letchworth...

They have a weekend every summer at Letchworth State Park in NY where they teach flint knapping. It is on my bucket list.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-22-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Gearheart
It depends on your lexicon. Grey is the Queen’s...

It depends on your lexicon. Grey is the Queen’s English whereas gray is American English. John Grey a Mohawk Guide is the gentleman the river got its name from.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-22-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7,434
Views: 909,335
Posted By Gearheart
If it bears fruit that looks like wild grapes,...

If it bears fruit that looks like wild grapes, it’s moonseed. The fruit is poison but it’s ok to touch.
Forum: Boondocking 09-01-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,068
Posted By Gearheart
We got snowed out of Y’stone mid sept. In ‘18....

We got snowed out of Y’stone mid sept. In ‘18. Passes closed due to snow. Just so ya know it’s near the end of the season.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-01-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7,434
Views: 909,335
Posted By Gearheart
Reataurants up here in Canada are going down like...

Reataurants up here in Canada are going down like pins in a bowling alley. They don’t stand up and reset though. Lots of jobe in food service are done.
Forum: Boondocking 08-15-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Gearheart
We had frost in the morning in West Y-stone last...

We had frost in the morning in West Y-stone last August.
Forum: On The Road... 08-14-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Gearheart
We have smoked them up but thankfully no fire....

We have smoked them up but thankfully no fire. Long steep descent in Utah last summer.
Forum: Boondocking 08-14-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,255
Posted By Gearheart
I tow a boat when not towing the trailer. I have...

I tow a boat when not towing the trailer. I have seen some really sketchy launch ramps. To have 4WD and not need it is OK. To need 4WD and not have it is not good.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-15-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 34,747
Posted By Gearheart
Hi Lucious. We’re stuck up here in Canada. The...

Hi Lucious. We’re stuck up here in Canada. The border is closed and there really is not much habitat Cav stuff going on up here. We put the rig back in storage and are using the boat to go fishing as...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-15-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7,434
Views: 909,335
Posted By Gearheart
We were there in ‘16 with Ray. Where the Popo...

We were there in ‘16 with Ray. Where the Popo Agee comes out of the rocks there are enormous trout in the river. There is a berry grows there by the river. Looks like a blueberry and tastes good but...
Forum: Refrigerators 07-07-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,533
Posted By Gearheart
What have you got against propane? It’s quiet...

What have you got against propane? It’s quiet safe and cheap.
Forum: Boondocking 07-06-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,603
Posted By Gearheart
Geez I thought that with the absence of Asian...

Geez I thought that with the absence of Asian tourists that Y’stone would not be so crowded this year. Guess I was wrong. Me I’m stuck up here in the Great White North. The border is closed and inter...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-13-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7,434
Views: 909,335
Posted By Gearheart
MMMMM!! Lake Superior whitefish. Always good but...

MMMMM!! Lake Superior whitefish. Always good but smoked is to die for.
Forum: Boondocking 05-28-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,918
Posted By Gearheart
I remember that windy morning. We left the awning...

I remember that windy morning. We left the awning deployed to dry some wet clothing on it. 05:00 in the dark we were out, en deshabillee, taking in the awning. 1 of the tie down straps was torn in 2...
Forum: Boondocking 05-28-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,918
Posted By Gearheart
Looks like May is a little early to be up there.

Looks like May is a little early to be up there.
Forum: Boondocking 05-27-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,918
Posted By Gearheart
Being prepared. I carry a 15 foot logging chain....

Being prepared. I carry a 15 foot logging chain. So far 5 others have benefitted from it being pulled out of snowbanks. It saved my ass once at a boat launch where I lost traction. 6 times in 35...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 04-28-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 203,239
Posted By Gearheart
My current “best” grill is a FORD as in found on...

My current “best” grill is a FORD as in found on road dead and abandoned Weber Q120. A $26 burner and a can of fireproof paint and it’s good as new.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-28-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,995
Posted By Gearheart
Burnside Bob, I have chile de arbol from NM,...

Burnside Bob, I have chile de arbol from NM, pequins, sugar rush peach, lemon jalapeño, matchbox chili, ghost pepper, habañeros poblanos, and grandpa’s Siberian.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-26-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,995
Posted By Gearheart
We got 5 varieties of hot peppers going including...

We got 5 varieties of hot peppers going including a variety we picked up in NM on our travels last year. Various tomatoes as well as lettuce. We will not be travelling this summer so might as well...
Forum: On The Road... 04-10-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,989
Views: 254,250
Posted By Gearheart
Smile Those $100 roasts are my go to source of steaks...

Those $100 roasts are my go to source of steaks and burgers. I have a meat grinder and a vacuum sealer. I keep an eye out for sales and load up the freezer. Whole tenderloins at $10 a pound become...
Forum: Boondocking 04-03-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By Gearheart
Ah the Platte. Too thick to drink and too thin...

Ah the Platte. Too thick to drink and too thin to plow. With the current travel restrictions in place here I believe the trout will remain off the hook, at least off of mine. C'est la vie.
Forum: Boondocking 04-03-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 20,717
Posted By Gearheart
Good morning Ray, this is the year the trout are...

Good morning Ray, this is the year the trout are off the hook. We are in lockdown due to this cheap beer virus. I’m glad to be retired. My friends have no work no $$$ and plenty of debt. I see them...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-15-2020, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7,434
Views: 909,335
Posted By Gearheart
Stay safe my friend. The realities of winter and...

Stay safe my friend. The realities of winter and the virus thing are keeping us at home until we see how this pans out.
Forum: Boondocking 03-10-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,414
Posted By Gearheart
Ray, I’ve been using a Mr Heater Buddy for...

Ray, I’ve been using a Mr Heater Buddy for heating my ice fishing shelter for years. I did a face palm when Thalweg mentioned using it to heat the trailer without any power draw. Mine was at home in...
Forum: On The Road... 03-09-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,013
Posted By Gearheart
On the ferry from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland,...

On the ferry from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland, Port aux Basques, it was a ferry requirement that all LPG be turned off while the rigs were in the hold. It was an 8 hour crossing and everything was...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-02-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By Gearheart
Good to see a post from you again Ray. We are...

Good to see a post from you again Ray. We are going to be in the West again this summer. WBCCI rally in Loveland first and then a wedding in San Fran. We hope to doodle around in Wyoming along the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-22-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7,434
Views: 909,335
Posted By Gearheart
We heard about that nasty storm even up here in...

We heard about that nasty storm even up here in the Great White North. I was hoping you would have been safely ensconced on the beach. Glad you managed it okay. I might have hunkered down for a night...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-25-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7,434
Views: 909,335
Posted By Gearheart
Maggie, When are you going to Edisto? We are...

Maggie, When are you going to Edisto? We are getting the Twinkie back from the painter’s the end of this month and itchy feet will follow soon after that.
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 01-20-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,246
Posted By Gearheart
Thanks Maggie. Gonna add this to my bag of tricks.

Thanks Maggie. Gonna add this to my bag of tricks.
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 01-14-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,171
Posted By Gearheart
tomm27, Check dates. this thread was about last...

tomm27, Check dates. this thread was about last year's gathering.
Forum: Boondocking 01-11-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,892
Posted By Gearheart
I was just going to say I'm in, but it looks to...

I was just going to say I'm in, but it looks to be up in smoke :'(
Forum: Boondocking 12-11-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 69,763
Posted By Gearheart
Ray, Boondocking 2020 now? Are you serious? When?...

Ray, Boondocking 2020 now? Are you serious? When? We are going to the WBCCI rally in Loveland and have talked with Lucious and Danielle about revisiting Wyoming after the rally. Maybe checking out...
Forum: Boondocking 11-23-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,373
Posted By Gearheart
Ray, I just saw this thread today. It’s a...

Ray, I just saw this thread today. It’s a mandolin not a banjo. We were back on the Greys this last summer. High water due to last winter’s heavy snow and the late spring storm made fishing tough. No...
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