Jan 7, 2021 at 7:34 am #3692522Dave @ OwareBPL Member
@bivysack-comLocale: East Washington
My friend’s Willy’s. No larger 4×4 could follow on those little horse graded Forest Service Roads. Has a power take-off for threshing machinery etc. and a hitch for a plow or harrow.
Honda Mini-pickup?Jan 7, 2021 at 7:48 am #3692525
You’re calling me a “5 gallon Jerry” now???
At least you didn’t say “Jerry rigged”. (That’s jury rigged by the way).
Someone was admiring my Tacoma. Then I told him it was 4 cylinder rear wheel drive. “Oh. I didn’t know they made that”.
It has a 21 gallon gas tank , 25 MPG, 525 miles range. I think the 6 cyl gets 1 or 2 MPG less. I don’t need no stink’n Jerry canJan 7, 2021 at 8:12 am #3692528KatttBPL Member
I don’t drive my 4×4 very far but…it can carry several 5 gallon tanks ( after the fire I took 12 cans to town regularly for the generator). I need to pull the driver side gas tank off the parts truck and mount it on mine so that I can have 26 gallons between the two and not just 13..Jan 7, 2021 at 11:35 am #3692550
“Now I’ve never been a soldier, but all the soldiers I know tell me that the military has never been very big on employee comfort.”
Yup.Jan 8, 2021 at 7:55 pm #3692820
military has never been very big on employee comfort.
Why bother? You won’t live all that long anyhow.Jan 8, 2021 at 9:14 pm #3692824
“Why bother? You won’t live all that long anyhow.”
I don’t know Roger, I’m over 60 and in pretty good shape after a military career.Jan 8, 2021 at 10:24 pm #3692830
You are an exception.
PS: Oz humour . . .Jan 9, 2021 at 7:15 am #3692856
I agree, Doug is exceptional :)Jan 9, 2021 at 10:15 am #3692882
Gosh guys, you’re making me blush…Jan 9, 2021 at 1:01 pm #3692911Nick GatelBPL Member
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
Now I’ve never been a soldier, but all the soldiers I know tell me that the military has never been very big on employee comfort.
They obviously weren’t in the Air Force. One summer I was at Tyndall AFB, near Panama City, FL. Each of us stayed in our own little cottage on a white sand beach. Air conditioned of course.
I was there so I could spend time in the backseat of one of these bad boys . . .
F-106B Delta Dart
This is the uncomfortable part, accelerating to almost mach 2, extreme maneuver at 50,000 feet and then some negative g-s during acrobatics.Jan 9, 2021 at 1:07 pm #3692913
He said the military Nick. We all know the Air Force isn’t really part of the military, it’s a country club with awesome aircraft.Jan 9, 2021 at 2:39 pm #3692930
the marines are part of the navy, the men’s department?
(a poster on a restaurant I used to go to. Before covid)Jan 9, 2021 at 2:52 pm #3692936
What has this to do with getting to the Trail Head?Jan 9, 2021 at 2:53 pm #3692939
“What has this to do with getting to the Trail Head?”
Depends on how you’re trying to get there. Someone might want a military escort, so it’s important to note just who the military is….Jan 9, 2021 at 4:51 pm #3692978
this is chaff isn’t it?Jan 9, 2021 at 4:52 pm #3692979
that one worn out too?
I need to work on getting some new materialJan 9, 2021 at 6:41 pm #3693006
“I need to work on getting some new material”
:-)Jan 9, 2021 at 6:59 pm #3693012David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
Took my hunting / fishing buddy on a UL BPing trip this summer and he said one of our days, at 16-miles, was the second longest hike he’d ever done after a pilgrimage hike as a teenager.
David: Wait, weren’t there long marches in boot camp?
Tony: I was in the Air Force.
David: Oh, yeah, you spent that week learned how to adjust the 4-way-tilting office chairs?Jan 9, 2021 at 7:19 pm #3693017.BPL Member
I was army infantry. My wife was a photojournalist for the Air Force. I have some idea of how wonderful life could have been for 10 years had I made better choices.
To quote one of the guys from my platoon at Ft Benning mid smoke session when the Drill Sergeant stepped out of the bay for a minute, “Boys… we should’ve aimed high!”Jan 9, 2021 at 10:07 pm #3693039W I S N E R !BPL Member
I briefly lived with 4 Marines that were fresh off of their first 4 years of active duty.
I lasted about three weeks before I moved out to live in a tent in a local canyon instead. Hot water was not worth the spontaneous boxing and wrestling (for “fun”) and verbal abuse (again, more “fun”) that I was subjected to.
Thankfully I pretty quickly upgraded from the tent to living with a woman (who is now my wife).Jan 10, 2021 at 12:33 pm #3693110Dave @ OwareBPL Member
@bivysack-comLocale: East Washington
My Dad was in the Air Force. All he got from it was frost nip and amoebiasis. Some of the Boy Scout dad’s from my son’s troop however were in later versions and they call it the Chair Force. And some are/were teaching SERE instructors and seem to have found a happy middle ground.
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