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4 years 51 weeks ago, 11:20 AM

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Daisy does camping..

Got a pm from our pal "daisy cutter" the other day.. I had been worried about him not being on for awhile, basically he assured me that all is well except he's working his butt off finishing up the move, and still has the computer on the counter.. Says soon as this gets into some form of a "man cave" he will be back on with us on a regular schedule.. In the process of exchanging this info the subject of Camping came up, and he sent the following, i asked for permission to post it, and he agreed.. The SERE mentioned was a school navy flight crews had to go thru before we were sent over to SE Asia.. Just sorta boy scouts eating bugs.. Ok chased around by bigger boy scouts with a sadistic streak, but you get the point..

daisycutter:

I really don't get the spirit of camping I suppose. I worked long hard years to have a reasonably comfortable house then I'm supposed to go to a camp grounds, set up a tent, walk a quarter mile to the (not air conditioned) rest room where the paper is rendered useless by sweat.

An eighth of an inch of dust floats atop my lukewarm coffee and flies do a square dance on my evening meal. No less than 30 kids belonging to people I do not know and prefer to never know run through my camp site knocking over the camp table busting the mantle on the gas camp lantern and busting the globe.

Oh well, they saw the damage they did and won't be back but we do have a 4 tent cluster of loud mouth drunks in the neighboring camp site, they talk about pick up trucks, beer and pussy until 3 in the morning, I don't know where their husbands are..(that cracked me up g.az)

but I do know where the mosquitoes are. Wake up after at least 3 minutes of solid sleep to the pitter patter of an Olongapo rain storm,

I'm wet, and at 6 am wake stiff and sore, barely able to get up and make the trek to the can. Neighboring campers decide to cook bacon on a grill, it bursts into flames and sets their tent on fire.

Find ants in my corn flakes. Kiss wife good bye and check into motel 5 miles down the road, go to cafe, drink and eat clean food, go to room, watch TV and fall asleep comfy, dry and happy.

I have seen and/or experienced every thing I mentioned in past excursions to the great out of doors and was wishing it could have been as nice as SERE.

I know camping is a super good thing but not for Watusi LOL!!!
Talk with ya later amigo!

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 12:20 PM

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I completely agree

When I was a kid I loved camping. Used to go often with friends (no adults) sometimes for a week at a time. Then I discovered pussy.
My wife still loves camping. I used to go with her out of filial loyalty. Then one day I said the hell with it, and since then I have stayed with my bed, my bathroom, my kitchen, and air conditioning.
I don't like bugs in my food, my bed, my bathroom or anywhere. I don't like lumpy uncomfortable sleeping bags, or cots, or pickup beds. I don't like grit, dust, bugs or anything else foreign in my food.
When I was in the Army I got my belly full of "camping." However, it had a real purpose then. Of course everybody bitched, but everybody in the services bitch all the time. It's a time honored tradition, and means little or nothing. We knew why we were where we were, and accepted it as necessary.
I'm a civilian now. And I hate camping, and never go.

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 7:16 PM

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Appears Bob shares your sentiments Lew.. personal i really loved the wilderness backpacking thing.. Not so much the big fire and party by the lake, all those those were sure fun.. But a three day trip to the wilds (would normally do this alone, but not always.. that was one of the most enjoyable experiences i have ever had.. Did i sometimes get a bit "spooked" well yeah, in that whole "honesty" spirit thier were times i had to force my self to push on..

Knowing your survival depends on the veracity of those claiming water was a nail bitter, and this of course was before the digital age.. but was aways lucky (or blessed) enough to find it..i remember a couple of dicey moments, and many that i was just flat scared.. mostly of bears.. but something really special about a wilderness 12-20 mile trek.. and glad i have the memories and pictures.. anyone who wants to run stuff thru a scanner (we dont own one) is welcome and appreciated.. The youngest.. (still single, dowry is shrinking as her age goes up) has one, and im sure could send us ready to post stuff...

Take care all, see ya tonight..

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 7:27 PM

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Ecaman.. on that 1917

i saw you had a big smith in 45 ACP in a post last night.. i put a comment up, in hopes it would be on, least you would see it this am.. Think you were talking about a site issue on it.

Did you see it, is it a 1917 or a big N frame, and do you still have the piece.. (sounds like you do) One way or thuther just great piece.. tell us about it Bob..

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 11:50 PM

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your big Smith has me curious

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 11:59 PM

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Camping

I am at a point in my life physcally that sleeping on the ground is not such a good thing.I have always been about going camping with the least amount of accessories as possible.This is a tough factor when going camping with a family.Take last summer for a case study.Me,the wife,an 11 yr old,a 8 yr old,a 4 yr old and my youngest at under 2 yrs.Ya just need too much crap to survive a weekend.We had a good time but I was pissed cause I spent a whole day baby proofing camp.not to mention it had to be near a "playground".A play ground?are ya fukn kidding me?wife said it had to be...so it was!I have made a point of teaching my kids about dirt camping.they know it and understand it.Now this yr we are camping at a "Rendezvous" and will be using a 36 foot motor home.Wife is happy as hell.Me,not so much because it gets away from the whole camping thing but I do see a bright side!getting shagnasty with the wife in the middle of the day while the kids are throwing tomahawks and knives.

4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:02 AM

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I was wondering when someone would bring up a camper

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:00 AM

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:03 AM

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Hey greg hows it going

Does Ms Gloria know youre up ?

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:07 AM

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Going to start assembly in the A.M.

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:04 AM

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camp grounds. Not nearly as much dust and obnoxious people, just peace & quiet.

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:08 AM

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I have it right by my bed, loaded with 230 gr HydraShoks, with two loaded full moon clips next to it.
Mine's not a 1917, though, it's a 1937. In 1937 the Brazilian navy ordered a large number of 1917's from S&W. S&W pulled out the machinery they'd used for the 1917 and filled the order. The 1937's all have the Brazilian crest on the frame (rather large) opposite the S&W logo. Mine was refinished before I got it, so any collector value is gone. That's OK with me, because I got it to shoot. Like you, I love revolvers, and having this one in .45 ACP is great. I'll still own this one when I die (whenever that might be). It's big and heavy, and shooting .45 ACP in it gives very little recoil. The problem I have with it now is that the front sight is a skinny half moon, which is very hard for me to see. I'm trying to find a gunsmith whom I trust well enough to have him put a HiViz sight (or something similar) on it. If it's regulated to the same height as the present factory front sight, it should hit to the same point of aim, and will be easy for me to pick up.
It was refinished before I got it, so I don't know why it was done.

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:18 AM

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Sorry, but it took me quite a while to type that comment.
A couple of hours ago my wife found me slumped over onto the computer des.k, with my blood sugar down into the "Oh shit" range. She got some juice down me, then called 911. The EMT's (and a HUGE Payson cop) came and checked me out, and got me to eat enough to bring me out of it and into the "normal" blood sugar range. My own damn fault. It had been 7 hours since I'd eaten lunch and done an insulin shot, and all the food and nutrients had been used up. I'm supposed to be intelligent, but I must not have much common sense! I think I'm back to as close to "normal" as I ever get.

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:21 AM

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fingernail polish on the front sight help until you can get a good sight installed?

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:21 AM

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We haven't made your life miserable enough yet.
You can't kick the bucket on us

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:22 AM

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CW.. Gloria fell out on me bout half hour ago.. old gal just can't hang anymore....lol..

Laughing cause i fell asleep just a min. ago while doing that HS comment..don't know how long i was out for..but had about a hundred kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk all over the page.. Was so bad i tried backspacing then had to do the delete thing..

We went down to the Valley today, and guess the sun or something.. know were both real tired.. other than that all's well with the Edwards..

Daisy glad your on pard..sorry my usual sterling company is sorta tarnished tonight..

Bob.. I love the big smiths.. know what you mean about the sights.. narrow.. and im told you dont pull a "full sight" either.. that the front sight is actually higher than rear for POA.. Know that's odd.. but at least "told" that.. guys gonna go to bed for a fall of the damn toilet..

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:25 AM

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Ecaman you ass!

goddammit man take care of yer self!I enjoy learning from yer old self but if ya croak I cant do that!eat some Oreos or something!Do i need to send ya sack of the wifes Snickerdoodles?

shit man!Take care o yer self!

4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:26 AM

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take care Greg!

see ya!

4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:26 AM

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:31 AM

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me too

had a loong day.had to take my oldest boy to skoolthis AM then went to Phys Therapy where they put me in traction again.stretched me plenty good.finally found something that works!

4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:33 AM

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don't know shit about type two, except told its a pain in the ass.. family and friends have it, they all do the belly shot thing.. say it just takes getting used to..

I've never had a big smith (N frame of any type 27, 29 etc..All my 1917's were Colt, and only one had a good action.. all had those sights you have tho..

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 12:53 AM

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I shoot the insulin in both my sides and thighs (could use upper arms/shoulders or butt also, but those are not so convenient.
I use two insulins. In the morning I do a standard (large!) shot of Lantus, then I do NovoLog, the amount determined by where my blood sugar is. At noon, dinner & bedtime I again do NovoLog, as in the . I also do another Lantus shot at bedtime, but much smaller than the one in the mornings. I check my blood sugar at least 4 times daily.
It's all sort of a pain in the ass, but it keeps me alive.

Daisycutter, the front sight blade is so narrow that I don't think painting it red (or any color) would help a lot. It would probably be an improvement over the existing sight, but not enough to do me much good, since my eyes are pretty bad now after being diabetic for 30 years.

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 1:15 AM

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I've put Pachmayr N-frame Grippers on my S&W 1937. They make a big difference in recoil.
I have a pair of Hogue N-frame rubber grips for it, but I'd have to remove the lanyard ring to install them, and I haven't decided whether or not to do it. I'm thinking of putting Crimson Trace LaserGrips on it, but the cheapest (polymer) are $179, and the rubber ones are $100 more. That would make it a hell of a house gun, though!
I'm also thinking of putting LaserGrips on my Charter Bulldog .44 Special, which I carry more than any other gun.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
4 years 50 weeks ago, 1:37 AM

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By the way, the Charter Bulldog fits perfectly in an NMC Enterprises leather belt slide holster made for an S&W J-frame, and the thumb break fits nice & tight. Makes it great for carrying under a long jacket or shirt, or even under a long T-shirt.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).

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