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  1. I would just back my truck up and fill the bed! I wouldn't know how to pay for it, but it would be cool to do!
  2. So why are they picking on you?
  3. @madeinuk tell them what this is really called. My wife makes it all the time.
  4. The grill cools down quickly, which is nice. It's already cleaned and covered!
  5. Oh, I guess the gauntlet has been thrown down... And I have more teeth than what's in that video.
  6. So today's experiment was salmon fillet. I went to a market in Oakland with a friend who is a chef. I wanted a good piece of fish, and he recommended this place. Bought some wild salmon (holy crap, fish is expensive; it might be cheaper to buy beef) and did nothing to it. In between meetings I threw it on the grill. Set the temp to 225°F with a target temp of 140°F. I got a screen for the grill to cook fish and vegetables and not lose them through the grates. One of the best additions to the grill thus far. I finally got the fish off the grill at 142°F, about two to two-and-a-half hours later. The temp isn't bad since the finishing temp for salmon is between 140°F and 145°F. Needless to say it was OUTSTANDING!!! The fish was expensive but worth it. The grill imparted a nice, balanced smoke flavor to the fish and created a very light crust out the outside. As usual with anything new on the grill, I didn't season it so I could taste what the grill does to it so I have a better idea next time when I do brine/season/etc. the food when I cook it. Fish came out very moist on the inside and done just right! The top part cracked just slightly because I didn't have a big enough spatula to get under the fish and move it to a plate. I am definitely doing this again and will consider brining it and doing some additional prep next time. Outstanding plain, but now I want to experiment some more.
  7. I got the lifetime warranty with my truck so nothing is ever going to go wrong. That way my wife can continue to tell me I wasted my money on it.
  8. This is getting more and more disturbing. Funny, but disturbing. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DO NOT SHARE HOW TO DO THIS WITH @LPJR!!!
  9. My Ram 250 has been flawless (knock on wood) for the past three years, with the exception of the stupid crap I did to it. Night and day difference from my 1999 Dakota which cost me thousands of dollars in repairs every year since the first year I owned it. I guess I got a good one this time around.
  10. Haskell_Hunter here (it/that/jerk) to chime in. Ya'll got to meet me, and I know where a lot of you live now. or
  11. Loaded question. I hate you. But since you asked..... I put the Garmin Xero X1i on it. The reason I got this crossbow and scope combo was so I could hunt from my couch.
  12. This crossbow is the real deal. Tack driver and bolts land in the same spot once you have it zeroed properly. As a matter of fact, I still have a bolt stuck in my foam target because the second shot hit the exact same spot as the previous bolt. Cocking is silent, and it decocks easily. Fantastic crossbow and great seller.
  13. Yes, my yard is landscaped to attract wildlife, and it's been largely successful. I largely have the yard set up to attract birds, but I am getting more wildlife as a result. I have a hill and mature oaks behind the house, but I have also let forsythia and other large shrubs settle in certain areas of the yard. Birds need transition points from tall trees down to shrubs and other short (<20') hardwoods to land in, shelter, and then go to the ground. Other birds can nest in these shrubs too. Shrub #1 is the lilac bush outside the windows of my office. Great air freshener in the spring, and a good transit point for birds. I often see cardinals, sparrows, catbirds and bluejays in this lilac during the day. This hot mess is hazelnut bush laden with nuts and a raspberry cluster growing together. We had a great crop of raspberries this year, and if the birds are stealing some, we didn't notice. But it is a food source. Here is a closer look at the amount of nuts on this bush. Normally, the resident squirrels wipe out the whole bush in a couple of days' time. However, they seem to have moved out or were victims to the fox, coyote, and other predators we have roaming around. I've also had a bear lazily laying under the bush munching nuts. Here is a shot of the fence between my house and my neighbor's house. I prefer a natural fence and let a cherry tree grow next to another group of hazelnuts I have growing. You can barely see the fence, but the foliage blocks out the neighbors and provides habitat for the birds. There's another variety of raspberries planted in the front that I hope takes over. Towards the back of the yard I planed two black walnuts. They are growing insanely this year and are covered with fruit. Squirrels and bear eat these nuts when the land on the ground, and black walnuts trees get huge. It should provide a lot of habitat for birds and other animals. This is a photo of the nuts we currently have growing. This is a photo of the tiny black walnut trees with the larger red oaks growing behind them on the hill. I also have a natural compost pile towards the back of the yard. Food waste and yard waste go onto the pile. This attracts tons of insects and other food chains. You get the bugs in there, then the larger animals come, and so forth. I've seen an increase in amphibians and snakes, and I largely attribute that to the insect habitat that the compost pile provides. This compost pile also provides free, organic soil I can use around the yard. The shrubs are a great transition point for birds. This is where I usually see them. They will usually hide under the canopy of leaves to shelter from birds of prey. I have several fat red-tailed hawks that hunt the yard as well as a Cooper's Hawk that regularly murders birds. Behind the walnut trees is another line of forsythia. Great cover for a lot of animals like smaller rodents and birds. It's also a transition point into the woods, which lack a lot of undergrowth. I can find deer bedded back there on hot days. The end result is a lot of wildlife. I have turkey searching for bugs on the back lawn in the spring and the fall. And we have a lot of nesting that happens here too. My yard isn't big, but letting the edges of the back property turn natural has been great for the yard and is a wildlife attractant. Establishing base food chains is also helpful and providing a variety of food sources. This spring I am planting two peach trees which I expect will do their share of attracting wildlife in the years to come.
  14. A muzzleloader is a rifle. Sight it in for the ranges you expect to shoot. Once you've done that, shoot at various distances to understand how the bullet travels to the target. This will give you an idea of what kind of adjustments you need to make when shooting shorter than and further than your expected shooting distance. Don't make it any more complicated than that.
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