Monday, December 21, 2015

Few hunting videos

I've had extra time lately and have gotten the hunting bug again. I've been watching a few duck hunting videos and thought I'd summarize a few of the ones I've seen.

Rise and shine

400 or more mallards were spotted in a flooded bean field.

The hunters set decoys during the night.

Early in the morning, the hunters had a small camp setup. When day break came, they ducks came in and the hunters bagged quite a few. As day moved on, straggler ducks came in and the hunters were successful. The bagged more than 20 mallards that day.

The editing in the video is good, with commentary and music throughout. It's worth a watch.

Small water ducks

This video is done by The Grind Waterfall TV and is good.

A few hunters setup on a small water body in Idaho and Montana. they used over goose and mallard decoys, with most of them setup on the upwind side.

These hunters take turns shooting, which avoids excessive shooting and makes sure each hunter knows which duck they shot.

They also did not shoot into big flocks to keep them around longer.

Mass attack

This video is of a duck hunt in a small water hole in Canada, specifically northern Sasakatchwan.

There are at least seven hunters, who bag 64 ducks in 15 minutes. That's a lot birds, taken quick!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Thinking about a new car project

It's been awhile since I published on here, but the winter doldrums have already started. I need a new project. I've been scouring craigslist for a candidate to build into a cool car.

Haven't found anything that I really like yet, and I thought I'd throw some ideas out about possible vehicles and builds.


I've really wanted one of 3rd generation Fox body Mustangs, especially from the 1987–1993 era. (I've never owned a Ford. Always been in the GM/Chevy camp but want to expand my horizons.)

That generation of Mustangs has always allured to me, though. I think it's got to do with comparing it to the 3rd generation Camaros I've had.

Anyhow, the ones I've found for sale are either gutted, rusted out rollers, or automatics. I won't drive an auto. I have standards.

A roller would be ideal. I could do an engine build and aim for an 11-second car that drives reliably on the street.

Then, I think about all the newer sports cars out there and begin to realize that it may be better just to get one of those rather than spend money on polishing a turd, more or less.

Newer model sports cars tend to be faster, turn better, and, frankly, have a much better cockpit than older cars. That set me searching for a newer model roller that was damaged.

I did come across a 2013 Challenger. (Those Hellcat's are freaking amazing.) This Challenger was in a fire, had no title, motor, and the interior was burned. It would have been a great drag car project.

Unfortunately, I could not justify the cost of such a heavy car as a track vehicle or one that probably won't hook up well with a lot of horsepower.

(Check out Roadkill's shoot-out with Hellcats to see what I mean.)

If I'm going to spend bucks building a race only ride, I want something that has a weight advantage from the start.

I've come across a couple cool rat rod projects. One of them was an old Ford Supervan.

The patina on the body looked good, but I don't think I would have done it justice. I saw a wheely-popping truck, which probably was not for the best.

Besides, I did not like the van concept. I'd rather have a sports car or one that has a tight cockpit.

I remember seeing a wicked diesel truck on youtube. I added it below because it super cool.

Because I've owned Jeeps for years, I did look at getting a CJ, which needed new floors. It would have given me a good reason to use my MIG welder, which I researched here but have yet to use it on a dedicated project yet.

There's nothing cooler than a lifted Jeep, but I could not justify another 4x4 in the driveway. I don't live in a location that justifies four wheeling easily, either.

I'd rather have a fast ride or one that just looks gnarly.

Probably best to keep searching for the right vehicle. I'm sure I'll find it eventually or I get stir-crazy, buy something random, and just use creativity to make it into something goofy.