Jump to content

Outdoor Writer

Members
  • Content Count

    2,619
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    8

1 Follower

About Outdoor Writer

  • Rank
    Premier Member
  • Birthday 11/19/1941

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Glendale, AZ

Recent Profile Visitors

13,594 profile views
  1. Outdoor Writer

    Changes

    I received the following today via email as a reply to the one I had sent him (in red below) and posted here earlier. Rep. Bob Thorpe Will Not Run HB2130 and HB2131 STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Representative Bob Thorpe (R-6) today announced that he will not be running HB 2130 (G&F; trail cameras; use; limits) and HB 2131(G&F; unlawful activities; penalty). According to Representative Thorpe, after conferring with the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, he determined it would be much better for the Commission to address these issues through their rule-making and public engagement process, then for the Legislature to enact in state law. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mr. Thorpe, As written, it appears HB2031 would eliminate all hunting, including waterfowl, within 100 yds. of nearly every lake in the state since they are all "man-made." And if someone owns a house or cabin within a 100 yds. of a lake or other man-made watering "facility," they won't be able to field dress doves, quail, etc. at home. Although HB2030 isn't near as bad, it contains ambiguous and vague language such as "...or alters the manner in which wildlife accesses a water source." What is the normal "manner" in the way wildlife accesses a water source? Tony Mandile Glendale, AZ
  2. Outdoor Writer

    So who’s air frying?

    Indeed. Outer frame is 1.5" and the crossbars in the center section are .75", all held together with JB Weld because I didn't want to put a torch to it. I made a jig to bend the pot hooks, which are 6 and 4 ga. ground wire. The hanging deals are copper window sash chains attached to copper-painted pipe hangers. Four large C-hooks, also painted copper, are screwed into the ceiling rafters. At the time I made it, it cost me about $65 for the materials. Another nicety is the center island, which is on wheels, so we can move it around and use as a serving bar. It has one door that pulls out with two large trash cans. The other three open normally. One has a lazy Susan in it and the other two have two slide-out shelves on drawer slides. Each end has shelves for cookbooks, etc. All the other lower cabinets also have pull-out shelves, and the upper cabinet shelves are adjustable by 1" increments. The smaller cabinet right of the stove has three slide outs for spices and there are two slide-out cutting boards -- one left of stove and one right of the dishwasher, which the original kitchen didn't have. When I bought it as a Christmas present for my wife, it was her clue that I was about to provide her "kitchen to kill for" as she calls. It's about 24' long by 14' wide. I also built all the cabinets using recycled 3/4" pine paneling that came out of the Phoenix Coop downtown when they built Chase Field. It was anywhere from 6 to 12 inches wide and 8 to 14 feet long with a molded edge on one side. I bought the whole stack (about 6' wide by 3' tall) from a salvage yard for $80 and have used it extensively throughout the house. All the baseboard and the trim around the doors in nearly every room was molded on my shaper from it. And I still have a goodly amount left. In fact, I'm getting ready to build her a bread box that's she been on my case for over the past three years. This is more of the same wood used in the master bath when I redid it and the hall linen closet. Note the door trim and baseboard.
  3. Outdoor Writer

    So who’s air frying?

    When I remodeled our kitchen about 10 years back, it had three circuits -- 220 for the stove and 110 for the other two available outlets and one for the light in that room and the dining room. From a 100-amp panel I had added when I built my workshop, I ran a 20amp GFI that powers the dishwasher, disposal and two outlets on either side of the sink. Then I added another 20 amp circuit for the over-the-stove microwave and two outlets on that same wall, one of which is used for a toaster oven. I used the old 15 amp light circuit for the 8 can lights I installed and the one for the old dining room powers he fridge. So far, no breakers or GFI ever tripped. Old kitchen thru backdoor as we started to empty all the cabinets for the demolition stage. View from the old family room, which is now the dining area.
  4. Outdoor Writer

    horses in elk unit

    I've been in there for the last few hours driving the natives crazy. Feel free to join in.
  5. Outdoor Writer

    horses in elk unit

    And they keep making more...
  6. Outdoor Writer

    Changes

    In many cases, the small changes by the AGFD are benefits because they are preemptive strikes to avoid much greater impact from voter-approved propositions that are virtually impossible to reverse and usually throw out the baby with the bathwater. See my other reply about bear baiting.
  7. Outdoor Writer

    Changes

    The removal of bear baiting was a very smart move by AGFD. I know for FACT why it was done, and if it hadn't been done as preemptive rule, it's likely there would be NO spring bear hunting as happened in Colorado via a voter proposition.
  8. Outdoor Writer

    Scallops

    Not sure what the regular price is but Sprouts had the Alaskan sea scallops on sale a couple weeks ago for less than $15 per lb. We bought 2 lbs. and they were excellent. Also, you might give Lam's a call. Not sure they carry the Alaskan ones, but it's worth a try. Costco also has them, but they're about $20 there.
  9. Outdoor Writer

    So who’s air frying?

    Suggestion: Don't buy it.
  10. Outdoor Writer

    So who’s air frying?

    I was looking at this one on Ebay the other day-- ChefWave 12.6 Quart Air Fryer Oven with Dehydrator and Rotisserie. Selling for $105 with free shipping. Amazon has it at $139. Features Newly updated model with dual level cooking Healthy and delicious frying without the adverse effects of oil Blue light control panel with 12 simple presets 360-degree food rotating system Extra large 12.6 quart capacity Product Description With the ChefWave Large Air Fryer you are on your way to healthy eating without sacrificing on taste or flavor. Cook, fry, grill and bake without the need for butter, oil or other unhealthy fats. Using the power of infrared technology and air, you can enjoy the same taste delicious deep fried foods without the guilt! Features & Benefits • 12 Liter Capacity (12.6 Quart) • Dual Level Cooking • High Power 1600 Watt For Quicker Cooking • 360 Degree Circulation • Two-Level Cooking Allows You to Cook Meat and Vegetables At The Same Time • Door Opens Partially To Protect Door Handle • Energy Cycling System for Efficient Cooking • Blue Light Digital Touchscreen Display • 100-240V AC, 50/60 HZ Included Accessories 1) Drip Pan: Place on lower level to catch crumbs, grease, liquids and oil 2) Frying Basket 3) Baking Cage: do not over-fill 4) Mesh Basket: Can be used for dual level cooking on top or bottom level 5) Rotisserie Fork: Insert into whole chicken 6) Skewer Rack 7) Wire Rack 😎 Handle Tool: Use to maneuver most accessories Modes & Controls The different modes on the machine are broil, grill, roast, fry, bake, stir-fry, and defrost. Preset Options The airfryer oven has 16 preset options including fry, frozen food, wings, dehydrate, popcorn, chicken, cake, skewer, steak, chips, fish, vegetable, pizza, keep warm, toast, and cookie. Cooks all Kinds of Foods From French fries to steak, grilled fish to rotisserie chicken, cookies to pizza, you can cook almost anything in this fryer. You can even dehydrate fruits and vegetables. No matter your preferred taste, you can cook it in a healthy, nutritious way with ChefWave. Fast & Easy to Use With so many preset cooking options and a multitude of modes, you can easily cook your meal perfectly. Best of all, the large capacity means you can cook everything you need for your meal in one shot! The high power 1600 Watt turbo hot air means it will cook faster and be ready in no time at all! What's in the Box ChefWave 12.6 Quart Air Fryer Oven with Dehydrator and Rotisserie Drip Pan Frying Basket Baking Cage Mesh Basket Rotisserie Fork Skewer Rack Wire Rack Handle Tool Recipe Book ChefWave 1-Year Warranty Specifications ChefWave 12.6 Quart Air Fryer Oven with Dehydrator and Rotisserie Capacity: 12 liters (12.6 quarts) Wattage: 1600W Voltage: 120V AC, 50/60Hz Cooking: Infrared heat, hot turbo air, 360-degree rotating system Dual Level Cooking: Yes Controls: 16 preset cooking options Display: Blue light digital touchscreen display Warranty: 1 year
  11. Yup. There is no provision for private property in that regards. But better than the capitol building, go do it in Thorpe's yard.
  12. Outdoor Writer

    Changes

    Aaaha. I posted my speculation of such in the other thread.
  13. I just sent the following: Mr. Thorpe, As written, it appears HB2031 would eliminate all hunting, including waterfowl, within 100 yds. of nearly every lake in the state since they are all "man-made." And if someone owns a house or cabin within a 100 yds. of a lake or other man-made watering "facility," they won't be able to field dress doves, quail, etc. at home. Although HB2030 isn't near as bad, it contains ambiguous and vague language such as "...or alters the manner in which wildlife accesses a water source." What is the normal "manner" in the way wildlife accesses a water source? Tony Mandile Glendale, AZ
  14. As written, it appears this would eliminate waterfowl hunting within 100 yds. of nearly every lake in the state since they are all "man-made." And if you own a house or cabin within a 100 yds. of a lake or other man-made watering "facility," you won't be able to field dress your doves, quail, etc. at home. https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/54leg/2R/bills/HB2131P.htm Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona: Section 1. Title 17, chapter 3, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 17-308.01, to read: 17-308.01. Unlawful activities near water holes, stockponds and other man‑made watering facilities; notice; civil penalty A. A person may not do any of the following within one hundred yards of a natural water hole containing water or a stockpond or other man‑made watering facility containing water: 1. Set up a blind, lie in wait or otherwise conceal oneself for the purpose of taking wildlife. 2. Field dress taken wildlife. B. A landowner or lessee of private land may post a notice or sign to notify persons of the activities prohibited by this section. C. The commission may impose a civil penalty of not more than $250 against any person who violates subsection A of this section.
  15. Just speculating here, but given the two bills he put forth would affect activity around water holes/stock tanks, it's possible a few ranchers got Thorpe's ear. 🤷‍♂️
×