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Team Natural Outdoors _ Camp Fire Talk _ Calling all lurkers!!!

Posted by: Weatherby06 Oct 5 2017, 09:34 AM

Ok, for a while now TNO has been in a sharp decline. No other way to say it. Now it seems to have slowed down even more. I sort of figured that with the start of archery season things might pick up, but no dice. Now everybody I speak to about this says something to the effect of "I check out the page now and then but don't post" or "I just lurk around."


So if you do visit this page, see this post, why not just say hello? I have not heard or seen many of my TNO brothers and sisters for far to long and it would be nice to have you type a few words.

Anyway....Lurkers...time to say hello.

Posted by: slammer Oct 6 2017, 06:24 AM

Hello...
Been a long couple of weeks for me. Things are better
and Life is Good and makes sense now.
Miss the days when we had a ton of people sharing
cool stuff here...
Hunting is starting and fishing is firing up...Let's hear it

Posted by: Weatherby06 Oct 6 2017, 04:18 PM

QUOTE (slammer @ Oct 6 2017, 06:24 AM) *
Hello...
Been a long couple of weeks for me. Things are better
and Life is Good and makes sense now.
Miss the days when we had a ton of people sharing
cool stuff here...
Hunting is starting and fishing is firing up...Let's hear it

Well I would hardly consider you a "lurker" Slammer, more like one of the last valued members, but thanks for the post up. I too hope the hunting and fishing posts will start coming.

I also hope to see a long lost member find his or her way back to the campfire. A lot of outstanding people have been away far too long.

So say hello and tell us what you're up to!!!

Posted by: oldmandekle Oct 6 2017, 11:12 PM

I don't think of myself as a "lurker" but I have been checking out to see who , if anyone posts something. I would like to se some more people get involved. Pictures are great but just a short note is nice too. Let's get the team going again. I want to see some deer pics.

Posted by: sleepy1 Oct 7 2017, 10:31 PM

Im here! Bow season started slow but is ending well for me. I got to put some venison in the freezer! Now time for me to put the stick and string up and grab the smoke pole!

Posted by: tinman1 Oct 8 2017, 08:00 AM

I have been super busy with work, lately, but still here. I think I am the only active moderator left.

Posted by: Weatherby06 Oct 9 2017, 01:32 PM

QUOTE (tinman1 @ Oct 8 2017, 08:00 AM) *
I have been super busy with work, lately, but still here. I think I am the only active moderator left.

I think you are the Last of the Mohicans when it comes to moderators for sure. Although Jamie drops by from time to time and I think he is one too.

Thanks for saying hello and come on guys and gals chime in.....Still looking for at least a few long lost TNOers to drop a line. I mean, y'all tell me all the time on Facebook y'all lurk the page from time to time......C'mon!!!

Posted by: oldmandekle Oct 9 2017, 08:33 PM


Iguess nobody has much to say. I know I am looking forward to getting back out to the woods. It has been a while but with time and the Grace of GOD I'll be healed up enough to put a buck on the ground and venison in the freezer soon.

Posted by: slammer Oct 10 2017, 09:48 AM

Good luck in the woods...have fun, take it easy and harvest a good one.
Hard to believe that Blackpowder starts next weekend.

Posted by: deerkillindekle Oct 11 2017, 11:07 AM

I don't get on here as much thes days but still check in from time to time. The website is hard to use on my phone and I don't get on my home PC much. Would love to see it return to what it once was.

Posted by: Weatherby06 Oct 11 2017, 12:12 PM

QUOTE (deerkillindekle @ Oct 11 2017, 11:07 AM) *
I don't get on here as much thes days but still check in from time to time. The website is hard to use on my phone and I don't get on my home PC much. Would love to see it return to what it once was.

Well thanks for dropping a line anyway DKD!!! I agree the older formats like TNO aren't very good on a phone for sure. On my work computer it is still just like it always was though.

The reason I sort of called out lurkers is for as you say, I check it out from time to time and wish it was like the old days. I always think, well if everyone who said that posted up, it could be. I don't know, but I know a few of us, like you will be here until they turn the lights off.

Posted by: Jamie Oct 11 2017, 02:11 PM

I still pop in from time to time just to make sure you bunch of reprobates are behaving lol Not nearly as much as the old days smile.gif

Posted by: Weatherby06 Oct 11 2017, 03:36 PM

QUOTE (Jamie @ Oct 11 2017, 02:11 PM) *
I still pop in from time to time just to make sure you bunch of reprobates are behaving lol Not nearly as much as the old days smile.gif

Well we know you still check in from time to time. Sort of like a doctor checking for a pulse. biggrin.gif LOL!!!!

But really hoping for someone who may have been go for a year or more to drop.by. That would.make.me happy!!!

Posted by: Brother Dave Oct 11 2017, 07:50 PM

Whats up fellow outdoor, non snowflake, non politically correct, gun loving, deploreables. Hunted 4 creeks this past weekend in the mid July heat and humidity. Never saw a deer in three days. Swatted a bunch of skeeters, sweated my ass off, realized I’m getting soft in my older age toting climbers into wet bottoms high stepping over a zillion blown down branches from the storm.....climbing up and down trees, getting cramps, getting checked by David Waldo on the way out. He said, “getting out of the woods kinda early aren’t ya”? I told him to hell with those deer, i’m gonna go hunt a biscuit at Hardees. Remind me again why we do this???!

Posted by: Jamie Oct 12 2017, 07:10 AM

QUOTE (Brother Dave @ Oct 11 2017, 08:50 PM) *
I told him to hell with those deer, i’m gonna go hunt a biscuit at Hardees. Remind me again why we do this???!

Because we love it lol and ya can't fish every weekend smile.gif

Posted by: Weatherby06 Oct 12 2017, 02:13 PM

[quote name='Brother Dave' date='Oct 11 2017, 07:50 PM' post='232743']
Whats up fellow outdoor, non snowflake, non politically correct, gun loving, deploreables.

Well welcome back BD!!! And yes we are all that and more!!! smile.gif

Now if you would post up some of those pictures with the backgrounds all blacked out as not to give away your spot that would be great too. Or do you still run 10 miles before stopping to snap pics? smile.gif

Posted by: Brother Dave Oct 13 2017, 05:57 AM

No. Just take them from an angle where you can’t tell where its at. Getting lazy in my old age!

 

Posted by: Brother Dave Oct 13 2017, 05:59 AM

Throw ya a bone on this one. Lol

 

Posted by: Weatherby06 Oct 13 2017, 01:21 PM

LMAO!!! Nice pics!!! Although the "heavily redacted" pictures always humored me because I'm not much of a fisherman, bluewater especially, just pond fishing with the kids, but those old pictures always brought a smile to my face.

Posted by: tinman1 Oct 15 2017, 11:03 AM

Man, the board is lit up!!

Posted by: Jamie Oct 16 2017, 11:45 AM

Word got out that Bro Dave was posting top secret fishing holes on the board lol

Posted by: Weatherby06 Oct 17 2017, 03:19 PM

Was wondering if he turned off the GPS locator function on his phone before he took those pictures............... biggrin.gif

Posted by: Dabo Nov 9 2017, 01:31 PM

Greetings, Old Mates!
Haven't checked in here for a looooooong time!
great to see a few folks hangin' on!

Bro Dave! Nice pics, Brother! Like the old days! Next time you go, holler at me and I'll show you how to catch bigger fish!

Breck! Howz it hanging, little bruthuh!? You still bow hunting with that rig I gave you years back? Hope that coiffure is still stylin' and profilin'!!

Jamie! I haven't been out fishin in your "new" boat yet, have I? Knowhudduhmean, Vern!?

Tinman! Way to keep the faith and hold this thing together, bro!

Dekes and Sleepy and Slammer! Great to see y'all still hanging in there (here)!

Hope all of y'all are well!

Posted by: Weatherby06 Nov 9 2017, 02:40 PM

Dabo!!! Welcome back old friend!!! I say it everytime....QUIT BEING SUCH A STRANGER!!!

Although you wont see this for 6 months or ever!!! ohmy.gif

But seriously thanks for dropping a line to your old friends, I for one enjoy hearing from you.

I also saw those 2 bucks Jamie and Big Derf killed last night. Tell them to post em up here!!!

Again nice hearing from you, but would an old Dabo story be to much to ask???

Posted by: Jamie Nov 9 2017, 03:42 PM

Dabo you let me know boss and we'll make it happen!

Posted by: Dabo Nov 10 2017, 06:20 PM

Consider yourself on notice, Jamie!

Breck: Glad to oblige! Since I just got a CPAP machine, I'll give ya this story! I'll let ya know how the thing works! Big Derf swears by his!

A Snoring Story ©
By David Wright

When I was a high school football player, I intercepted a 4th down pass in the closing minutes of a game against Rutland (Vt.) High School that I should have batted down. But this being a rare moment of playing time in my sophomore year, I chose the interception, and in my attempt to return it, was pounced upon by a very large man-boy with a full beard and hair growing out of his forehead. He brought his forearm down across my Bart Starr facemask, bringing the top edge of my helmet down on the bridge of my nose with the force of impact akin to a Bruce Lee karate chop, breaking it instantly. Ever since then, I have been a snorer.

Now, I will say that I DO come from a long line of snorers, including my Mom’s father, and my Mom herself. My young nephew was once sent down the hallway while she was sleeping, and he came running back with a terrified look on his face and said, “Uncle David! There’s a giant lobster down there, and he’s mad! I heard him!”

When I was in college, I would wake up in the morning and it was not unusual to find myself under 20 books, numerous shoes, and a blender; all thrown at me in the night by my roommate in a vain attempt to stop the noise. He was a nice guy most of the time, but he always had red eyes and yawned constantly. When traveling or on overnight fishing trips with me mates, I’ve slept in my truck or on the porch so as not to keep them awake. Then the next day they are refreshed, and I have red eyes and yawn constantly. Once, I even slept on the 3rd floor hotel balcony, outside the closed sliding glass doors. When I got up to pee in the middle of the night, they had locked me out! There were a few scattered showers that night on the lower floors… I awoke in the morning, covered with the chair cushions and ash trays from the balcony above.

Anyway, as I got older, this condition worsened, resulting in my wife ultimately (after 20 years) driving me to the daybed in the computer room at the opposite end of the house to sleep. I did this for a year. Not good for the night life, I might add! So I was forced to make a decision. Do something about it! My colleague and bud, Mark Carpenter, had a surgical procedure done on this throat to stop his snoring. I inquired of the details. It seems they held his mouth open with something called a spreader, told him to hold very still, and proceeded to aim a laser beam into his mouth and burned off his tonsils and part of the back of his pallet with it! He said it hurt like somebody cutting out your tonsils and pallet with a laser beam! And it hurt for two weeks! Yikes! The daybed wasn’t looking so bad after all!

Well, I went to see the trunk doctor, and after a brief interview, he pulls out this long, black hose with a light on the end, and puts on some rubber gloves and starts smearing KY Jelly on the hose. I’ve seen something like this once before, and it wasn’t my nose that was the target! I screamed, “DOC! It’s my nose, my nose is the problem!” He laughed, and said, “That’s pretty funny! No, I’m not interested in looking where you think… You ever hear the saying, up your nose with a rubber hose? I just want to stick this hose up your nose a little ways and look around…” My grip tightened on the arms of the reclining chair I was sitting in, as my eyes began to run like I was peeling red onions, in pique anticipation of the mere thought of what he was about to do. He came at me with this serpentine instrument that made me instantly think of Fox’s Book of Martyrs, about the tortures of the Spanish Inquisition. He said, “Now, you may feel just a little discomfort for a few seconds…” DISCOMFORT? I felt like he was jamming that thing through my pituitary gland and into my medulla oblongata! Then I felt it snaking down the back of my throat where it made me gag like frat boy on homecoming night! Then after looking at my pancreas, he removed the hose, I think he gave me a free prostate exam, pushing that thing all the way through me!

Then we had a talk. He said, “Well, you have several choices, David. One is an ulvopaletopharangoplasty. That’s where we remove most of your throat with a laser beam.” I said, “No way, Jose’! What else ya got?” He said, “Your second choice is radio frequency ablation, sometimes called somnoplasty. That’s a treatment where I stick a large needle into your pallet about 5 times, each time zapping it with high frequency radio waves for about 3 minutes each. This causes internal burning of the tissues of your pallet, resulting in internal scar tissue formation which tightens your pallet, making it less likely to vibrate as you breathe.” Jeez! That didn’t sound too fun either. He said he wanted me to have a sleep study done before he did anything, to see if I had sleep apnea, which simply put, is stopping breathing while you are snoring; often for quite a few seconds, until your oxygen level drops enough to trigger your brain to make you jerk out of deep sleep before you die. He gave me the number of the sleep clinic and sent me on my way.

The Sleep Clinic
Actually, this is a misnomer of gargantuan proportion; one of those, what do they call them, oxymoron? Like jumbo shrimp? They should call it something like, The… Rip-the Hairs-Out-of-Your-Body-All-Night-Long-While-You-Try-To-Sleep Clinic. I arrived about 22:00 with my 3 pillows and my teddy bear (actually, he’s a frog) and a Florida Sportsman magazine. A guy who looks like one of the residents in One Flew Over The Coo Coo’s Nest, took me to a nice little bedroom that has a poster bed and closet and electronic bedside machines that looked like the cockpit of the space shuttle. Dude then asked me to strip to my shorts and he would be right back. I did so, and lay on the bed and started reading my magazine until he returned a half hour later. He said everything was prepared for my study, and that he had to begin attaching wires to my body with
2” X 2” pieces of what later would seem to be book binding tape! He attached two wires to my forehead, two to the corners of my eyes, two to each side of my face, and two to my throat; all with this incredibly sticky tape. He then attached 4 more wires to my scalp, using the tape and some kind of sticky jell. These were EEG electrodes. All of these were to measure (lack of) brain waves and electrical activity of my facial muscles or something. Actually, they probably measured my painful grimaces through the night! He then put some kind of band around my chest that cut into me like a rubber band around a balloon, to measure my respiration. It also had a bundle of wires coming out of it. Then he connected more wires with that tape onto both my amply hairy legs to measure my body movement throughout the night. He then clamped an oxygen sensor with an eerie red light on it onto my index finger of my left hand, which felt like the tight pinch of a clothes pin! Once he got all the wires connected and working, he showed me a camera over my bed which would allow them to watch me (try to) sleep through the night. I felt like John Glenn sitting atop the Atlas rocket, ready to blast into orbit! I asked what to do if I had to pee. He said, ”Oh yea, I almost forgot.” Then he gave me one of those pee-cup thingies they use in hospitals. He then told me I could move around as I saw fit to become comfortable, turned out the light and closed the door.

I laid there in the dark, awake as a child at 05:00 on Christmas morning. Then I thought, "What if this thing stresses me out and I wet the bed like a child in the rain? Will I be fried in an instant!?" I tried not to think about it and finally began to get drowsy. Then I made the mistake of trying to roll over! As I did, my eyes bolted open as I heard and felt the shredding, tearing sound of hundreds, yey, thousands of hair follicles being ripped out by the roots, like your mom ripping 50 band aids off you at once! It felt like having your entire body wrapped naked in duct tape, and having it all removed in an instant! It was that BLOODY tape they used to anchor their BLOODY wires! Well, needless to say, I had a fitful sleep through the night, and honestly, felt like I never entered deep sleep at all, jerking awake with pain every time I moved. They told me they would send the results to the doc after they compiled them.

Well, a week or so later, the doc calls me up and tells me I have sleep apnea, and wanted me to take a different kind of sleep study. “Oh, no!” I thought. He said that they sometimes can deal with sleep apnea without any surgical procedures at all, by using something called Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP. Hey! Anything besides laser beams cutting out my throat!

Well, here I go again, back to the clinic, but dude was off that night, and a lovely black lady tended to me. I explained about the tape, and she said she understood, but it didn’t do any good. They hooked me up to those dozens of wires again, but in addition, THIS time I had to wear this mask on my nose and mouth as well, with a strap over and around my head holding it in place. I looked like a fighter pilot with his oxygen mask on, lying in bed. The deal is, this machine forces air down your throat at a constant pressure, hopefully keeping it open and preventing apnea events (stoppage of breathing and death!). She left me, and came back numerous times during the night to awaken me and try a different mask or to increase the air pressure. Nothing was working. The last time, she set the machine on the highest setting. Man, there was so much air blowing into my mouth with such force, I felt like I was sticking my face out of Jeff Gordon’s car in the Daytona 500, with my mouth open!

Well, the long and short of it; it didn’t work. Time for the needle! I chose the somnoplasty and went in for the procedure. I climbed into the doctor’s chair and dude comes at me with a syringe full of Novocain, with a 6” needle, with the intent of jabbing it into the back of my throat about 10 times; to numb it, of course! My fingers found those familiar depressions under the end of the chair arms that Iformed and left there last time, and I deepened them over the next 5 minutes. Man! WHY does it take so LONG to inject that stuff? I felt like a giant ant was holding me down with my mouth open and focusing that little dot of sunlight from a magnifying glass on the back of my throat until it caught fire, getting me back for all those hundreds of ants I burned up as a kid! (…and who would have thought that something designed to burn ants could also be used to magnify things!) Well anyway, it finally numbed sufficiently, and dude brings out… “The Instrument”!

I was waiting for the hideous laughter of Vincent Price as in a horror movie! It looked like a toy ray gun with a wire coming out of the bottom of the grip. Not too scary, but I made a big mistake and asked the doc to show me how it worked, and he pulled the trigger. When he did, this 1" SPIKE shot out of the tip! It was as wide as a pencil lead on those fat green pencils they gave us in first grade back in the day and only about as sharp too! He told me to hold open very wide while he jammed this ray gun deep into my mouth and touched it to the middle of my pallet and pulled the trigger. BANG! "AHHHAHH!" My eyes instantly bugged out of their sockets like in the cartoons and I screamed in a high pitched voice, "GAH DAH, MAH! THAH HUH LAH A MUHH FUHUH!" He pulled it out and said, "Uh, ‘scuse me?" I repeated myself more audibly, so he gave me more Novocain. By this time, I'm trembling and feel my fingernails ripping off as I dug them deeper into the underside of the chair arm ends. Then, BANG again. This time was better, and he then turned on the RF machine, zapping my tender tissues with radio waves for 4 ½ minutes. I was doing fine until he said, “Now, try not to swallow. If you do, that spike will jam the needle through the pallet into the back of your throat and into your hypothalamus…” I said, "SAH WHAHH!?" The absolute hardest thing I’ve ever been asked to do, that was! Don't swallow for FOUR minutes as you lay on your back with your mouth agape! Then he repeated the stabs several other times, each for 4 ½ minutes of tortuous NO SWOLLOWING! Then, it was over. The back of my throat was swollen and sore for a week, and that was it.

The result? Well, it improved the snoring, except when I get overweight and overindulge in adult libations. DOH!!………
”Dabo" ©



Posted by: skip Nov 14 2017, 12:07 AM

Check in every now and then. Posts are few and far between. Caught a few fish over the summer and have some meat in freezer from a 2 pretty good Georgia bucks. Doing well. Loved the board when there were lots of posts.

Posted by: oldmandekle Nov 14 2017, 01:40 AM

Glad to see the posts guys. great pics , still a lot of good times to be had and Hardees serves some good biscuits. It would be fun to get together at the seasons end or anytime for that matter. We could eat some bar b q , show some pictures and have some laughs. The Pig in Callahan has a room we most likely could use What do "yall"
think ? The place could be anywhere I just was saying the Pig. We have time to plan if anybody id interested. .

Posted by: Weatherby06 Nov 14 2017, 02:34 PM

QUOTE (oldmandekle @ Nov 14 2017, 01:40 AM) *
Glad to see the posts guys. great pics , still a lot of good times to be had and Hardees serves some good biscuits. It would be fun to get together at the seasons end or anytime for that matter. We could eat some bar b q , show some pictures and have some laughs. The Pig in Callahan has a room we most likely could use What do "yall"
think ? The place could be anywhere I just was saying the Pig. We have time to plan if anybody id interested. .

I still remember meeting up with all y'all at the Pig way back when. It was years ago now, but it was the first time I met TNO'ers in real life. Man there was more than 20 of us there that day and many other lunches with the old Nassau Boys with JFJ and crew were a hoot!!! I miss all those guys!!! Shame Nassau WMA is gone as a bunch of us hunted up there

I'm down for a GTG anywhere, we should meet up for sure!!!

Also Skip, glad to see you post up as you were the type of member i was hoping would chime in when i started this thread. Don't be a stranger, post up and it will drive activity!!! Welcome back brother!!!

DABO~~~I need to make some time today to read your post. Thanks for posting one up like that. I miss reading your stuff!!!

Posted by: Weatherby06 Dec 8 2017, 05:24 PM

Can we reel in another one or two of you??? biggrin.gif

Posted by: oldmandekle Dec 8 2017, 07:09 PM

Good to see some activity. Keep ut going .I have no news to report. I hope to post a few deer oics before the season's end and maybe another hog or two . Good luck to all, keep us up to date on your deer or hog kills ....

Posted by: Bodacious Dec 19 2017, 03:39 PM

This is the first time I've logged on in a long time. My kids have been keeping me busy with travel soccer and my daughter
dances. Howdy folks!!!

Bo

Posted by: Dabo Dec 19 2017, 05:42 PM

Where's all the pics, young feller???

Posted by: Weatherby06 Dec 19 2017, 10:04 PM

QUOTE (Bodacious @ Dec 19 2017, 03:39 PM) *
This is the first time I've logged on in a long time. My kids have been keeping me busy with travel soccer and my daughter
dances. Howdy folks!!!

Bo

Welcome back Bo!!!

Posted by: oneshortofpar Dec 20 2017, 12:57 PM

QUOTE (Weatherby06 @ Oct 6 2017, 04:18 PM) *
Well I would hardly consider you a "lurker" Slammer, more like one of the last valued members, but thanks for the post up. I too hope the hunting and fishing posts will start coming.

I also hope to see a long lost member find his or her way back to the campfire. A lot of outstanding people have been away far too long.

So say hello and tell us what you're up to!!!


I'll make your day Weatherby06 biggrin.gif . Relocated to SC almost 10 years ago from Jax. This place was still pretty busy when I was a member, sorry to hear it has gotten slower. I still Lurk and check in on ya'll a few times a year now but never post. Funny to come across this post one of the few times a year I check in! Still looking for a similar site up here.

Ya'll take care.

oneshortofpar

edited to add I totally forgot my avatar was my old jon boat. That boat brings back good memories of fishing with my pops surviving Cancer treatment.

Posted by: Weatherby06 Dec 20 2017, 03:05 PM

Glad to hear from you. It does make me happy that people like yourself still drop by from time to time. Hope you do continue to check in with your old mates. Again, glad to hear from you. drinks.gif

Posted by: slammer Dec 21 2017, 05:59 AM

It's cool to see a lot of folks popping back up here.

Posted by: BuckWild Dec 21 2017, 02:36 PM

Hey! I have to use data to get here. Maybe that’ll change soon. When using WiFi at work TNO gets blocked.


 

Posted by: BuckWild Dec 21 2017, 03:03 PM

On another note. I found this old new shirt this morning. It sure brings back some memories.

Posted by: Weatherby06 Dec 21 2017, 11:35 PM

Love it!!! I think I mentioned it to you before but I "found" my 2012 BLC shirt on a shelf in my closet under some sweaters not that long ago. So I too have a new old Bowlife shirt!!!

And I think your TNO brothers and sisters are worth a little bit of data!!! laugh.gif Nice to have you drop by again Tony!!

Now this thread is doing what I hoped it would do, have several TNO members drop by the campfire. I love it and you guys too!!!

LET'S KEEP IT GOING!!!

Posted by: Jamie Dec 22 2017, 12:47 PM

Ive got 4 or 5 old bow life shirts that are still in great shape...its the "shape" of my midsection that prevents me from wearing them now lol

Posted by: Dabo Jan 10 2018, 01:31 PM

Dang, Bo! Sorry to see the Dogs go out like that! Good game, though!

Posted by: Weatherby06 Jan 10 2018, 07:05 PM

Thanks Bro!! I am beginning to recover!! grrr.gif

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