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  1. It is amazing how this gun increased these days. There is a used one on Gunbroker now for $1600. I better put it up before things change. I sure don't need a $2200 gun. Gil
  2. One last time 35 Whelen carbine. Unfired in the box. You will have a hard time finding a 7600 Carbine in this caliber. Great caliber for all medium and large game from northern whitetail to moose. Thanks Gil
  3. It cost me $800 to remove a underground oil tank. I converted to gas for heat (including new air handler), hot water, clothes dryer and stove. They also installed a new central AC unit. I also had fittings installed outside by the meter in case I want to install a gas generator. At the same time my hvac person changed the ducts to make them more efficient. I always had oil or electric. Both killed me financially. I am now on a $60 a month budget for gas. My electric budget is also around $60. Best $10k I ever spent.
  4. Be happy that the divorce is amicable. Sounds to me like it is going to be a good situation. Imagine if she was holding the kids over your head and you had to pay for recuperative alimony. Remember this, "One life, one wife!". Just stay friends and take care of the kids and enjoy your freedom and life.
  5. Very nice. I am looking at some property in NY by the Salmon River and thinking about doing something like that. Gil
  6. Heading to the Salmon River Sunday. Going to stay Sun, Mon and Tues. If the weather looks good for the rest of the week I will stay and come home Saturday. I will keep you posted on the conditions and hopefully have some steelhead pictures. Gil
  7. I will take it. I can pick it up Sunday. Let me know if that is OK. Thanks Gil
  8. The more I think about it, I may list the Kifaru set up.
  9. One other thing, I have a Kifaru 4 man tpee with the wood stove. I bought that for elk hunting but haven't used it. The Prius is working out great for me and I liked my bivy setup elk hunting. I might use it in cold weather in the back country. It is light enough to pack in if I have too. If I remember right it weighs 11 pounds, stove and all.
  10. I want the cooler to just extend the length of the cargo area and folded down seat. Without something to fit between the back seat and front seat the bed is about 1.5 feet short for me so I have to bend my legs and can't fully extend. Eventually I am going to remove the backseat and build an extension with storage areas underneath. Originally I was going to stealth camp for free, so I wanted it to be inconspicuous. The price of a camp spot is worth it at the Salmon River to get a bathroom and shower. Stoney doesn't have the shower on yet. Hopefully next week it will be on. I am going to get a trailer hitch. I had a Prius before and hunted whitetail in Ohio. I am going to do that again and want a trailer hitch and cargo carrier for a deer. Thanks Gil
  11. You would be surprised. I am 6' and 231. I wish I could post other videos from Colorado, but they are too big. I slept for two weeks in a Marmot Helium bag inside a Outdoor Research bivy, twice. I used a tarp over the bivy. I could live out west in the back country for 30 days in that set up. The only thing I need to change in the Prius is to have a cooler that fits between the back of the front seat and the back seat when it is folded down the same height as the back seat. Then I will have the perfect bed. I used a folded over 4" memory foam mattress topper. It was comfortable. I intend to custom cut it down to fit perfectly in half of the back of the Prius. The hardest thing was getting out through the front seat. I just bought the Prius and didn't know the child locks were on and there is a switch inside the door jam you have to push. I also will roll up the mattress an cinch it down. I will also stuff the sleeping bag in its stuff sack for more room when fishing and traveling around. I even hunted Jersey out of a leanto for years and loved it. If you give yourself time to immerse yourself in the outdoors, you will love it and feel like you were out in the back country in Colorado bow hunting, while in Stokes State Forest. Try it sometime, you will love it.
  12. Sad but true! Ha. I already lost 36 lbs now to get ready for Colorado in 2022. Only have another 40 to go.
  13. The most valuable thing you have is your time. If you like your job stay, if not get out as early as possible. I hated my job and got out at the earliest possible moment and you couldn't give me a million dollars to miss the last five years. Also you don't know what you will be dealt with. The last year I had a health scare and if it turned out bad and I was still working, I would have lost out on the best 4 years of my life. I worked for 52 years straight before I retired and thought I could never be happy without working, boy was I wrong!
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