A “watergate” of my CB radio use today….

I am using a used Cobra 148GTL that I got off of Ebay…the radio is one of the older units and works GREAT! My antenna is an “inverted V” that I constructed out of an extension cord and have up a mast that’s made out of two painter’s extension poles and mounted on my balcony.

People I talked to were “178″ in Mount Vernon Washington, “887″ in British Columbia, and “Trapper 642″ in Colorado.

Have a listen!

Watergate of my radio traffic on 7-11-12


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Monitor Range…first look

Monitor Range of mountains seen from road on west side

Monitor Range

I just got back from a little exploration. This time, I went into the Monitor Range in the Toiyabe National Forest. On this trip, I made a very quick, two-day, look at the northern portion of the mountain range. As with all my posts, you can click the photo to get a larger version… Continue reading

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Before, during, and now…how Dany D. Dog is progressing!

I put this video together to show my fearful dog’s progress from just before I got her until now…it’s a slow process but with patience and a little help of a small dose of Prozac, we are getting there!

I almost gave up on her a couple of times…now, I’m very glad I didn’t!

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Working with a “fearful” dog…helping Dany D. Dog get used to air pistols and rifles

This will be an ongoing kind of subject since I adopted a rescued 2 year old Australian shepherd dog that turned out to be VERY fearful. I found Dany (Dany D. Dog) at the Northern Nevada Humane Society shelter here in Reno. At the time, there was no indication of a problem at all…she seemed perfectly fine and seemed fine for the rest of that day and the next…it was on the third day when the big trouble with her fear got started! I dropped the handle of the retractable leash and the nois scared Dany…she jumped and that caused more noise…that is when she took off like a shot trying to get away from the noisy thing following her. It took me about three minutes to get into a place where I could tackle her and get the situation under control. From that day, I have been dealing with the most fearful dog I have ever seen! Below is a short video I took of her soon after the leash incident… Continue reading

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I needed a camping buddy so….I have adopted Dany D. Dog!

It took some time for me to adjust after losing Lassie the beagle but the last week of July, I spent some time at the Northern Nevada Humane Society…the end result is that I brought Dany D. Dog home.


She is reported to be an Australian cattle dog and about 2 years old. What I had no clue of when I met her at the shelter was that she had some serious generalized fear issues. That particular thing manifested the third day I had her and I have been working on helping Dany deal with life in general ever since.

Here is a short video of how she was when I first got her…you’ll notice that she is two different dogs depending on whether she is on a leash or not…

You can find a facebook page dedicated to Dany’s progress at Dany D. Dog

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