So you are a farmer, it is middle of winter, you are bored, you are skilled mechanically, and you have a large pasture. What to do? How about creating a punkin (pumpkin) chunkin (chunking) machine? :D These machines can vary from catapults to gas powered, either way various gords can go flying up to a mile! Listed World Record Punkin Chunkin. There is danger involved, in 2016 two people were hurt and another woman critically injured when a compressed air chunker failed.
Running is a great way for middle aged men to get outdoors, be healthy, and even compete. If new to running be careful not to go too hard, too fast, too soon. Be patient as you work the speed and miles up so you can enjoy running longer.
The Benefits of Running!
can start from front door
mentally feel good
option to compete in races
very social activity
If you are new to running then you need to have the first goal of not getting hurt and discouraged...
Here is my take on KC Style Ribs smoking on the Big Green Egg.
quality Spare or St. Louis ribs.
Meat Church - Honey Bacon Rub
wrap and refrigerate overnight
open and let warm back to room temp
apply more rub
Big Green Egg 225 through smoke
Smoke 3-4 hours, Wrap 1-2 hours, Unwrap 1 hour (you can apply some more rub or just BBQ sauce).
Remove with bend test as show in video, it should be firm...
What can you do if drinking beer and fishing at the same time, but you don't want to put your beer down? Jake Rutledge had that problem and solved it by creating the Chill-n-Reel. Through extensive scientific research, testing, and eventually obtaining a patent Jake ended up with the perfect beer koozie and fishing reel combination.
Okie edgenuity at its best. We already knew the serendipity of drinking beer and fishing, but now it is even more harmonious.
What a fun way to catch delicious Crappie. The new technology with Garmin Panoptix LiveScope allows you to clearly see the fish, your bait, and structure underwater. I was fishing with Cameron Burnett at Lake Fork, Texas. I caught a limit of 25 in pretty quick order. The best technique was raising the jig with minnow very slow above the nose of fish.
Limit of 25!
Plenty of Filets!
How would you like to be talking with your buddies contemplating the rest of your life and the idea of buying a remote ghost town comes up. :D
This is exactly what happened with friends Jon Bier and Brent Underwood. Jon Bier, 39, owner of public relations firm Jack Taylor PR and Brent Underwood, 31, owner of hostel HK Austin bought the ghost town in 2018. The town 200 miles north of Los Angeles is called Cerro Gordo and was once a busy mining town. From its operations 1865 to 1950's it...
I look back at memories with my dad and most of the top 20 are either fishing or hunting. He loved to be in the outdoors and not only was he sharing the outdoors with me, more importantly we were spending time together. Loved ones die, but the memories live on.
There are places to fish ALMOST all places humans live, from the coldest to the hottest regions. Manmade and natural ponds are everywhere and offer up some of the best fishing to introduce kids. It can't get any simpler than a...
Florida man has nothing on Texas man. Hurricane comes and floods the streets around you. Hey, at least you have a Whataburger on your high ground and you have your fishing pole. Far removed from any normal flowing water, cast that ditch for fun and wham! Big ole Largemouth takes your bait.
Catch that fish one handed while eating your cheeseburger!
Texas Man: 1 - Florida Man: 0.
For those that don't know, the Colorado "14'ers" are the 58 mountains in Colorado, USA that have an elevation of 14,000 feet or more. All 58 are climbable, but range in difficulty from a few miles hiking and a few thousand elevation gain to all day affairs and technical climbing. As of 2020 I have summited 8 of the 14'ers, I'm 47 years old and live in flatland Texas, so they are obtainable for a significant % of the population. If you can run a 10k and aren't too susceptible to altitude...