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Aspiring Country Singer - CoastieGM
Anyone recognize this yahoo? (circa 1982-ish) http://s1057.photobucket.com/user/CoastieGM0587/media/GeorgeStraitFBFair_zpsb997f24a.jpg.html 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...


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Duel Fuel Coleman Stove - CoastieGM
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....


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Which OB'er was this drunk duck callin' - CoastieGM
Duck call assault... http://abc13.com/news/man-arrested-for-making-duck-calls/82579...


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Auto Parts for OB Poor (and tightwads like me) - CoastieGM
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. Orders o...


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How fast is a moose in deep snow? - CoastieGM
[img]http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t393/CoastieGM0587/MooseRunning_zps650b7d3d.gif[/img] Now imagine one of those frickers charging you. Nuff said. ...


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PVC Miracle - CoastieGM
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...


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Camping during Cool Snap (pics) - CoastieGM
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...


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Squirrel meat on a Bird Seed Diet (Pic of Squirrel Gland added) - CoastieGM
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...


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Alaska Wildlife In Trouble? - CoastieGM
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...


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What's the minimum size compressor to run just 1 framing gun? - CoastieGM
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?....


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Pics for PT Comment - CoastieGM
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. [img]http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t393/Coa...


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Deadly snake attacked my kids today (pic) - CoastieGM
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! [img]http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t393/CoastieGM0587/DSCF4446_zpsf4bb72d9.jpg[/img] ...and now attack...


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T1-11 Siding Question - CoastieGM
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....


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Dewberry Season!!! - CoastieGM
: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. [img]http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t393/CoastieGM0587/2014-Dewberry%20Picking%20-May/DSCF4426_zps470f...


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Was this an OB'er with a shark in his truck bed? - CoastieGM
[img]http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t393/CoastieGM0587/mako_zps3a106663.jpeg[/img] [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...


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Mosin-Nagant Yesterday. Looking for comments - CoastieGM
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...


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Help for Neutered Dog - CoastieGM
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 ...


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A Damn Fine Morning - CoastieGM
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...


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Alaska Mailbox Money - CoastieGM
Hey Roger- Sent in my paperwork to get my first payment for being an Alaska resident the other day. :nana: :nana: :nana: [img]http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t393/CoastieGM0587/AlaskamailboxMoney_zpsab4e6c91.jpg[/img] :donotcareifnotoutdoorrelated: :doublebird: :notsubtlerubbingitin...


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Was any OB'er Road Ragin' the other day? - CoastieGM
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XqZoaWKv2k)]Instant Karma LINK.[/link] Ralph Redneck fricked up! :lol:...


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WWI armament kills 2 workers - CoastieGM
I'm really surprised the explosive hadn't completely decomposed by now...nearly 100 yrs old for cryin' out loud. [link=(http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/03/19/wwi-armament-kills-2-workers-in-flanders-fields/?intcmp=obnetwork)]LINK[/link] ...


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Are Mexican Tree Ducks Protected in any way? - CoastieGM
Just wonderin' :rolleyes: ...though, I kinda need an accurate answer fairly quickly....know what I mean....


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.17 HMR 8-shot revolver for Self Defense? - CoastieGM
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'. ...


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...but Would You Mount a Porcupine? (spinoff) - CoastieGM
How would you go about doing so? [img]http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t393/CoastieGM0587/Porcupine_zpsec5c3724.jpg[/img]...


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Why we need the AR-15 - CoastieGM
...and standard mags. (Note the doctor's ring). http://live.wsj.com/video/vigilantes-aim-to-take-back-mexico-avocado-trade/AC01B00D-9FC0-48AE-9A66-633DBD5BB5B2.html#!AC01B00D-9FC0-48AE-9A66-633DBD5BB5B2 PS: Hunting Cartel members is an outdoor activity, right? ...


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Shhh...... - CoastieGM
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….. [img]http:/...


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UPDATE w/Pics - Kid Hide Tanning Kit w/DVD - I HIGHLY recommend for kids - CoastieGM
I got this for my 11 yr old. The best $40 I've ever spent. [link=(http://www.vandykestaxidermy.com/DSKD-P11377C207.aspx)]LINK[/link] 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...


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Fired the Taurus Tracker mod 627 .357 (ported) yesterday - CoastieGM
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...


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How Moose Attack - CoastieGM
Using hooves, not antlers. The first time I've seen a video depicting this. [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=W4s4ijrbZPY#t=35)]LINK[/link] It's always been difficult to describe in words what happened when I had fend off one of those bastards last year....those ...


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Roadkill for Mama - CoastieGM
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...


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