In this article we are going to discuss step-by-step instructions on how to make noodles for catching catfish and bowfin (aka grinnell). Kristy got up and did our usual morning routine, which includes  a shower, brushing teeth, getting dressed,,, just your typical stuff.
For breakfast Kristy fixed me a sausage, egg and cheese sandwich.  The egg came from our chickens. The boat was hooked to the truck and the gear was loaded up.  For this trip I brought my Maxpedition Condor II, 2 closed face reels, one open face reel, 16 noodles, Igloo marine ice chest, tackle box, catfish bucket, collapsible cooler, and a pair of shorts for Kristy and I to change into when the weather warmed up.
Usually, Kristy and I will make a trip to a corner store down the road from our house to buy a couple of bags of ice for the Igloo marine icechest.  Instead of buying ice, Kristy put our drinks, sandwich stuff and snacks into the collapsible cooler, then put the collapsible cooler into the Igloo marine ice chest. As the river trip inches closer, its time to start thinking about the loadout I want to bring. Medium or Large Alice Pack – if you want to limit the amount of gear you can carry, start with the pack. When packing my gear I am going to start out with the Medium Alice pack.  If I run out of room I will grab the Large Alice pack.
As the people who live in Bridge City, Groves and Orangefield Texas already know, crabbing on Baileys road is a local tradition. Before the Rainbow Bridge was built there was a ferry that ran between Bridge City and Port Arthur. After the Rainbow Bridge was built, people no longer needed the ferry so it was decommissioned. There were two buildings on Baileys road: the two story dance hall and the bait store that was next to the boat launch.
While looking across my backyard this weekend, I realized that part of my preps were not only in the backyard, but how they were part of my life.
After opening the package and trying to mount the light, I discovered the lock washer is so small, it slips through the hole in the light mount.
While the washers were being put into place, I decided to use the old lock washers, as well as the new washers. To keep the wires from flopping around with the trailer is in motion, I used a small zip-tie to secure the wire to a hole in the light bracket. The problem is, when you have people standing up in the boat rocking back and forth, there is a chance that someone will fall out of the boat.
This will be my first attempt at making a push pole, and to be quit honest, I do not know how its going to turn out.
I am more concerned about running into a rabid raccoon, then having problems with a black bear, but you never know. If I wanted a weapon with a light, the choices would be either the Mossberg 590 or the AR15.
I thought about bringing a pistol, but some law enforcement people get pissy when you have a pistol. Use a drill bit the size of the rivet, drill through the middle of the rivet, the head should come loose. If you are wondering what that stuff is on the deck of the boat, that is boat carpet that has rotted and fallen off. I thought about getting a stainless steel wire wheel for my grinder to buff the last parts of the carpet off.  But then again, a paint scraper might work just as good. Before the boat was taken on the upcoming 100+ mile river camping trip, I wanted to put in the shop for some preventive maintenance.  The water pump impeller had never been changed, the spark plugs needed to be replaced and I wanted the oil in the lower unit replaced. At first I thought something was wrong with the motor, but after talking with my dad and several internet searches it seems that its just un-burned oil in the gas.  My dad suggested that I take the fill screw out of the skeg, check the oil for water, and go from there. When I got the boat back, not was it running worse then before it went in the shop, but some of the parts I wanted fixed were still on the boat. While talking to a buddy of mine a few days ago, I need to pick up some spare parts for the trip.


For those of you that have not read River Trip Part 1, please do so.  After talking to my buddy about the boat launches I went and looked at on my first trip, he sent me an email with what was supposed to be a boat launch just south of the dam on Toledo Bend dam. The banks dam are very, very steep.  I would consider the banks so steep that it would be unsafe to a boat and motor down the bank. HWY 190 south of Newton is a nice country drive, and a scenic drive.  There is very little out there, besides trees and the occasional house. The plan was to look at the boat launch at Bon Wier where where 190 crosses into Louisiana  first, then go to the launch at Merryville. There are a lot of people out there who plan on bugging out to the wilderness after the food and water run out at their home.
Sunday, December 25th (Christmas), for Christmas I bought two of my sons a Coleman sleeping bag each, a sleeping pad, and a fleece sleeping bag.  They needed a sleeping bag for our upcoming camping trip, so why not give them a sleeping bag for Christmas. All of the gear was put in the living room next to the front door so it could be loaded in the truck and boat the following morning.
Featuring a reliable waterproof design these lights have a bulb replaceable capsule that protects the bulbs from corrosion and thermal shock but still allows for easy access for bulb replacement. This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking.
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As you are driving down the road, there is a canal that runs parallel to the road on the right hand side, and marsh grass on the left hand side. I remember my dad launching his boat from the Baileys road boat launch back in the early 1980s.
What good does it do if you stockpile food, stockpile survival gear, but never practice or test your preps.


The trailer is maybe 15 years old, the screws on the lights are rusted up, the bulbs are corroded so bad that the glass broke from the metal base.
In order to get the lights fixed before an upcoming river camping trip, my wife and I went down to the local wal-mart and bout 2 replacement lights.
Black bears are known to be in the area where we are going, as well as everything from coyotes to wild hogs. I dont think I have to worry about the AK getting muddy and not working.  At this time I do not have a light mounted on the AK, but I am working on it. The first part was supposed to be doing some maintenance to the boat, such as fixing some broken rivets. During a recent camping trip a bolt fell out of the gear shifting lever, the water pump impeller has never been changed, and the spark plugs were looking a little old, the oil in the lower unit had never been changed and there was a short in the starter button. I spent just about all day going over my pack, going over the boat, making sure the lights on the boat worked, hooked the boat trailer to the truck, organizing my food bag,,, just getting everything ready to go. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. Contact the seller- opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your location. All my wiring connections are sealed with that liquid electric tape and shrink tubing and the pigtail that plugs into the light is greased real well with dielectric silicone grease. Nice thing about these lights is you will not blow a bulb if you forget to unplug from the tow vehicle when you back into the water.
Contact the seller- opens in a new window or tab and request a postage method to your location. You've read and agreed to the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase your maximum bid amount. I forget the exact years, but someone tried to rebuild the store and get the boat launch going again. If you incorporate survivalism into your lifestyle, you will always be testing, planning and looking for ways to improve. The wires were twisted together, a cap put over the splice, and everything wrapped in electrical tape. The second part was supposed to be taking the boat out on the river to make sure is running ok, and to to use a GPS to see how fast the boat can travel down the river.
My son suggested taking the boat to a car wash, then using the high pressure setting to wash the rest of the carpet off.
Since it was not replaced, I guess what I said was not important enough for him to listen to me. This usually includes grabbing the bug out bag and bug out to a wilderness location where they survival can hunt, fish and gather wild foods. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.
Make your plans, test your plans, analyze the results from the test, make improvements on those observations.



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