| Outdoor Board|| Aspiring Country Singer - CoastieGM on 6/11/14 at 12:36 am|
Anyone recognize this yahoo? (circa 1982-ish)
Found it in a pile of old pics today.
I was visiting my parents on leave and my little sister wanted me to take her to the county fair to hear some guy...
| Outdoor Board|| Duel Fuel Coleman Stove - CoastieGM on 6/9/14 at 12:23 pm|
Does anyone have any experience with one of these? Any functional difference from the old standard white gas version. Problems?
A Scoutmaster down the street from me in Anchorage has a couple in his garage sale today for $25 each....
| Outdoor Board|| Which OB'er was this drunk duck callin' - CoastieGM on 5/29/14 at 4:29 pm|
Duck call assault...
| Outdoor Board|| Auto Parts for OB Poor (and tightwads like me) - CoastieGM on 5/28/14 at 8:40 am|
I learned something worth sharing. I bought auto parts from the interwebz for the first time (autopartstomorrow.com)
Saved $175 over buying from O'Reilly (plus, got an OEM part from the web site for less than an aftermarket part at O'Reilly)
Saved $325 compared to dealer prices.
| Outdoor Board|| How fast is a moose in deep snow? - CoastieGM on 5/27/14 at 8:20 am|
Now imagine one of those frickers charging you.
| Outdoor Board|| PVC Miracle - CoastieGM on 5/25/14 at 6:47 pm|
I had a water geyser appear in my front yard this morning. It was in a line that I laid about [u]5 years ago [/u]to add a hose bib in a flower bed.
I thinking...WTF? Buried PVC doesn't break like that. Only thing driven over it was the ZTR.
Dug it up. The source of the geyser was a pristine 9...
| Outdoor Board|| Camping during Cool Snap (pics) - CoastieGM on 5/23/14 at 6:52 am|
So when the late cool spell came through last week, me and two of the middle kiddos decided to go out camping. We didn't even get in the car until 8 pm.
Arrived at Sam Houston National Forest after dark, donned packs and took a nighttime hike to a spot near a water source. Set up camp in the da...
| Outdoor Board|| Squirrel meat on a Bird Seed Diet (Pic of Squirrel Gland added) - CoastieGM on 5/22/14 at 4:03 am|
Several months ago just before our last trip to Alaska, my 11 yr old boy asked if I would help him build a bird feeder that would hold "lots and lots of bird seed".
I figured, "why not", and we made it a little project and got 50 lbs of cheap bird seed.
I tried to counsel him that he needed to...
| Outdoor Board|| Alaska Wildlife In Trouble? - CoastieGM on 5/15/14 at 7:27 am|
First, I see people proudly keeping small halibut that we'd have laughed at 25 years ago (since so few large ones are caught these days)....
I see that it's taking multiple days to limit ([u]if[/u] you can limit) on salmon for dipnetting (it used to only take no more than a few hours in one day a...
| Outdoor Board|| What's the minimum size compressor to run just 1 framing gun? - CoastieGM on 5/14/14 at 5:38 pm|
I have an 8 gal / 120 psi / 5 SCFM (2 hp) compressor that can run 3 framing guns simultaneously all day long. However, It's too bulky & heavy for me to carry around.
I also have a little 3 gal / 100 psi / 1 CFM that just isn't enough for more than 3 shots.
What size should I get?....
| Political Talk|| Pics for PT Comment - CoastieGM on 5/12/14 at 7:08 pm|
So I was driving through an area that was quite affluent in the 60's & 70's...a once-thriving suburb with the #1 rated school district in the state of Texas.
Today, you can't even conduct business in English.
| Outdoor Board|| Deadly snake attacked my kids today (pic) - CoastieGM on 5/11/14 at 4:27 pm|
It was a bona fide OB horror story.
Below pics not for the faint of heart...
OMG! Look at that vicious serpent trying to bite my boy's face off!
...and now attack...
| Outdoor Board|| T1-11 Siding Question - CoastieGM on 5/9/14 at 8:50 pm|
Has anyone ever seen T1-11 that is 5/8" or 3/4" thick? I saw this was used quite a bit for home construction in Alaska to give additional shear strength for earthquakes.
I've only ever seen thin stuff down in TX/LA....
| Outdoor Board|| Dewberry Season!!! - CoastieGM on 5/7/14 at 5:26 pm|
:nana: :nana: :nana:
Most prolific crop I've seen in 25 years. Took a couple of the kiddos to a spot I've picked since I was a kid...and nobody else seems to know about it to this day.
| Outdoor Board|| Was this an OB'er with a shark in his truck bed? - CoastieGM on 4/21/14 at 2:55 pm|
[i]Joey Polk tries to be inconspicuous while filling up with a giant mako shark in his truck; photo by West Calhoun[/i]
Full story here. [link=(http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/giant-mako-shark-phot...
| Outdoor Board|| Mosin-Nagant Yesterday. Looking for comments - CoastieGM on 4/18/14 at 11:56 am|
Yesterday for the first I finally fired a Mosin I acquired a few years back. Tula armory, hex receiver, pristine bore.
As I would methodically approach any weapon, I started at 25 and 50 yards...groups sucked big green donkey balls.
Volley 1 (25 yds): Poor group at 11 o'clock
Volley 2 (50 yds...
| Outdoor Board|| Help for Neutered Dog - CoastieGM on 4/8/14 at 12:58 am|
I've always thought one aspect of neutering a dog is just plain terrible....they have no nuts to lick!!!!
Well, now there is a solution...Neuticles! This testicular implants that replaces the nuts! (this ain't no shit) [link=(http://www.neuticles.com/)]LINK[/link]
[i]Neuticles allows pets to ...
| Outdoor Board|| A Damn Fine Morning - CoastieGM on 4/5/14 at 1:18 pm|
Drove to Wally-world at Zero-dark-thirty to get my share of .22 LR delivered last night. Quite a line of interesting Alaskans with equally interesting trucks (wish I had my camera).
Limit 3 boxes Winchester 333 and 3 boxes Remington 525 (all 36 grain hp). Got 2 limits with Mama-Coastie in tow. (4...
| Outdoor Board|| Alaska Mailbox Money - CoastieGM on 4/3/14 at 2:39 pm|
Sent in my paperwork to get my first payment for being an Alaska resident the other day. :nana: :nana: :nana:
| Outdoor Board|| Was any OB'er Road Ragin' the other day? - CoastieGM on 3/28/14 at 7:00 pm|
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XqZoaWKv2k)]Instant Karma LINK.[/link]
Ralph Redneck fricked up! :lol:...
| Outdoor Board|| WWI armament kills 2 workers - CoastieGM on 3/23/14 at 7:42 am|
I'm really surprised the explosive hadn't completely decomposed by now...nearly 100 yrs old for cryin' out loud.
| Outdoor Board|| Are Mexican Tree Ducks Protected in any way? - CoastieGM on 3/22/14 at 10:38 am|
Just wonderin' :rolleyes:
...though, I kinda need an accurate answer fairly quickly....know what I mean....
| Outdoor Board|| .17 HMR 8-shot revolver for Self Defense? - CoastieGM on 3/19/14 at 3:26 pm|
Last night, I heard a unique gunshot I couldn't figure out. My neighbor (an equine veterinarian) had blasted a LARGE skunk with a .17 HMP revolver. He showed me the skunk carcass...tore his arse up.
He says he carries it in his truck for protection and around his land for miscellaneous killin'.
| Outdoor Board|| ...but Would You Mount a Porcupine? (spinoff) - CoastieGM on 3/17/14 at 11:30 pm|
How would you go about doing so?
| Outdoor Board|| Why we need the AR-15 - CoastieGM on 3/15/14 at 10:57 am|
...and standard mags.
(Note the doctor's ring).
PS: Hunting Cartel members is an outdoor activity, right?
| Outdoor Board|| Shhh...... - CoastieGM on 3/7/14 at 8:30 am|
My lovely wife has been gently riding my arse to sell a gun for any new gun purchase.
On Monday, I fired (not "shot") someone's Taurus Tracker .357 w/ported 6" bbl. I absolutely [u]loved[/u] it. (.38 rounds felt like a .22 magnum).
She's in Alaska right now…I'm in Texas…..
| Outdoor Board|| UPDATE w/Pics - Kid Hide Tanning Kit w/DVD - I HIGHLY recommend for kids - CoastieGM on 3/6/14 at 12:58 pm|
I got this for my 11 yr old. The best $40 I've ever spent.
It's not just kept him interested and busy for hours, but DAYS and WEEKS.
Dang kid is producing soft and pliable squirrel hides far superior to anything I ev...
| Outdoor Board|| Fired the Taurus Tracker mod 627 .357 (ported) yesterday - CoastieGM on 3/5/14 at 6:11 am|
I've been looking for a pistol solution for the wife & kids fishing/dip netting/clamming in Alaska. They can barely handle a regular .357 firing 200 grain bear loads. Can't get off an accurate follow-up shot in time for bear charge. (Heck, I'm doing good to get off 2, maybe 3 [u]good[/u] rapid shots...
| Outdoor Board|| How Moose Attack - CoastieGM on 3/1/14 at 8:32 am|
Using hooves, not antlers. The first time I've seen a video depicting this.
It's always been difficult to describe in words what happened when I had fend off one of those bastards last year....those ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Roadkill for Mama - CoastieGM on 2/26/14 at 11:24 am|
So I'm driving home from the grocery when I pass my 2 youngest kiddos (ages 4 and 11) in the road messing with a roadkill squirrel. They give me a quick background and ask if they can take it home to process.
Unfortunately, I knew Mama Coastie would have a total cow and strongly object, so I told...