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A Christmas story for YOUR enjoyment

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  • Jerod Broussard
    Moderator
    • Jun 2014
    • 10026
    • East Texas
    • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
      Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
      Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
      Weber Smokey Joe Gold
      Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
      Vortex
      Maverick ET-732 White
      Maverick ET-732 Copper
      2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
      Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
      Thermoworks Timestick
      Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
      B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
      B & B Pellets

    A Christmas story for YOUR enjoyment

    I finally head out to hunt after weeks of working. Worked until 0310 hrs Monday morning, 1700-2015 hrs Monday evening. Tuesday morning aka TODAY I headed out on 3 hours sleep.

    First time out with my new, never shot Smith and Wesson M&P 2.0 9mm 4.25" barrel w/ Truglo fiber optics. Haven't had time to sight it in, no problem, I never wanted something to come try and eat me in the dark so much in my life. BTW- pistol is Flat Dark Earth on 99% of the gun, you know, the color that matches all the freaking leaves in the woods.

    After an uneventful hunt in the stand I decide to scout a thicket where a buck came out weeks ago. My custom holster for this pistol that will accomodate the gun light will be a bit longer, so I'm using it sans light in an Uncle Mikes holster. I ordered closed loops for the holster on the way, the one today was just a clip. (important bit of information right there)

    I'm headed from OakRidge (GPS names) to Ladder- 0.18 miles. Within 60 yards of Ladder I realize my pistol is no longer on my side.

    I was carrying it on the right-front, however, to accomodate my fanny pack with food and drink, I moved it to my right side. Bad Move. Not to mention I just zigzagged through a tangled mess of briars and more briars. I figure the black color of the holster is gonna have to save me.

    I panic and quickly hit the GPS to go back to OakRidge to backtrack but instead hit OakFlat which is 0.25 miles away. I'm in thicker crap now, it's cloudy so no sun for direction, didn't check the right pockets for my compass, and when I get to OakFlat and realize my mistake I be .

    So now I backtrack alllllllllll the way back to OakRidge and then come back to Ladder and no sign. I'm about to give up cause now it's 0.20 miles to get back to OakRidge when I remembered my orange tape. Did I mention I'm toting a 10+ pound rifle through all this crap?????

    Back to OakRidge with orange tape to mark my trail. I figure by the time I use the 200 yards left on this roll I should have a found pistol, or at the very least Jimmy Hoffa (if he has a black suit on).

    About, NO, exactly 331 ft from Ladder and 7 markings of tape, there lay my pistol in holster in plain sight. I figure it was about 60-70 yards back and would have been a fairly quick find had I hit the GPS to go to OakRidge instead of freaking OakFlat.

    Needless to say I used an Outer Appendix Carry all the way to the truck.



    I have a Professional 5 Plus Kitchen Aid mixer on the way from the wife, so all turned out pretty well.


  • Henrik
    Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
    • Jul 2014
    • 4498
    • Stockholm, Sweden

    #2
    Man I'm glad you found it, you found your gun, and the story ended well. Merry X-mas!

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    • CaptainMike
      Club Member
      • Nov 2015
      • 2686
      • The Great State of Jefferson
      • 24X40 Lone Star Grillz offset smoker
        Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
        Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
        2 W22's w/SnS, DnG (1 black, 1 copper) (Minions 1 and 2)
        20+ y/o many times rebuilt Weber Genesis w/GrillGrates (Gas Passer)
        20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
        Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
        36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
        Fireboard
        Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

      #3
      Moments like that are definitely heart-stoppers. Glad it all worked out and Merry Christmas to you!

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      • PaulstheRibList
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 1585
        • Lake Charles, LA
        • Started Low-N-Slow BBQ in 2012. Obviously, it's taken hold (in chronological order:
          1.) A pair of Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5's
          2.) #LilTex, a 22" Expensive Offset Smoker (looks like a Yoder Witicha)
          3.) #WhoDat1, a HUGE Gravity Fed Insulated Cabinet Smoker (cooking chamber 3'x2'x6')
          4.) A Full Size Commercial Dryer/converted to Vertical Smoker.
          5.) Jambo Backyard stickburner (my FAVORITE Pit so far)
          6.) GrillMeister, a huge 24"x48" Adjustable, Charcoal Grill from Pitmaker.com
          7.) 22" Weber Kettle with Slow-N-Sear
          8.) Vault insulated reverse-flow cabinet smoker from Pitmaker
          9.) BarbecueFiretruck...under development
          10.) 26 foot BBQ Vending Trailer equipped with HUGE Myron Mixon 72xc smoker is HERE, Oct 2016!
          11.) Opened www.PaulsRibShackBarbecue.com Food Trailer officially in March 2017
          12.) Austin Smoke Works 500 Gallon Propane Tank Offset Smoker, named "Lucille" as travel pit for PaulsRibShack, Oct 2018.
          12.) Opening Brick & Mortar location at 4800 Nelson Rd, Spring 2019. Had a pair of 1,000 Gallon Austin Smoke Works pits, both in RibShackRed for our new place!

          Fabulous Backlit Thermapens, several Maverick Remote Thermometers (don't use any remotes anymore), Thermoworks Smoke, Other Thermoworks toys, Vacuum sealer, lots and lots of equipment...

          I'm loving using BBQ to make friends and build connections.
          I have #theRibList where I keep a list of new and old friends and whenever I'm cooking, I make 1 to 20 extra and share the joy.

        #4
        Dude!!! Maybe we can add #theGooseChase to your handle?

        Let's go shooting and barbecuing! #DontTrustTheUncleMikesRigIntheBrush

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        • PaulstheRibList
          PaulstheRibList commented
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          Plus, I don't have any pistols in FDE...so now I need one!

        • Jerod Broussard
          Jerod Broussard commented
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          I'm still feeling the affects. I took a nap and my right leg cramped from the bottom to the top.

        • PaulstheRibList
          PaulstheRibList commented
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          Oh, man, you must be getting old! (like me, lol)
      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 13544
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          SNS
          Pizza insert
          Rotisserie
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          Chefalarm
          Dot
          lots of probes.
          CyberQ

        #5
        I'm glad you found it Jerod. I'm sure it would have put you in a funk for a long time had you not...

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        • Mr. Bones
          Charter Member
          • Sep 2016
          • 10034
          • Kansas Territory
          • Grills / Smokers
            *********************************************

            Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
            Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
            Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
            Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
            Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
            Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
            Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
            Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
            Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
            Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
            Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

            Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
            Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
            Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

            Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
            Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
            Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
            Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
            Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
            Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
            (Lime Green)
            Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
            Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



            Thermometers:
            *********************************************
            Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
            Maverick ET-732, (Black)
            Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
            ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
            Blue ThermaPen Mk4
            Orange Thermapen Mk4
            Pink Thermapen Mk4
            ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
            ThermoWorks Smoke
            ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
            4 Pro Series cable extensions
            Smoke Gateway

            Accessories:
            *********************************************
            2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
            BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
            Warming shelf
            MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
            Backyard Grill marinade injector
            Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
            Bear Paws
            Meat Rakes
            BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



            Cookware:
            Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
            G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
            '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
            60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
            50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
            Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
            Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

            Cutlery, etc.:
            Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
            Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
            Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
            Multiple steels, from all over the planet
            Crock sticks
            Diamond stones, various
            Lansky Sharpening System

            Tableware
            Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
            Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
            Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

          #6
          What an adventure, thanks fer sharin it with us, Jerod...

          I greatly fear I might not have been able to phrase it all so gently, had it been me, but, mebbe...

          Comment

          • Steve B
            Club Member
            • Jun 2016
            • 3173
            • Rockland county New York
            • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
              Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

              22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

              Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

              1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
              1 maverick et-733 - gray
              1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
              1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
              1 thermoworks thermopop - red

              Pre Miala flavor injector
              taylor digital scale
              TSM meat grinder
              chefs choice food slicer
              cuisinhart food processor
              food saver vacuum sealer
              TSM harvest food dehydrator

            #7
            Great story Jerod.
            Moral of story.
            Don’t hunt. 🤔😮😬
            You’ll only get yourself in a tizzy.
            hehehe.
            Merry Christmas my brother.

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            • bep35
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 329
              • 1987 Weber Kettle (Still going!)
                2004 Cookshack Smokette (The original!)
                2012 Weber Genesis (Wonderful for steaks and chops!)
                2014 Pit Barrel Cooker (Lovin it!)
                Thermoworks Thermapen
                Thermoworks Mini Handheld Thermocouple & Meat Needle Probe
                Various other wireless remote thermometers

                Beer...Bud Light (Timeless)

              #8
              And that's why we love to hunt!

              Comment

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