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Murphy’s Law at the Deer lease #7545729 07/01/19 12:55 PM
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Is it just me, or does anyone else encounter Murphy’s Law at the deer lease? Seems that any time I go to work at the lease if something can go wrong, it does go wrong. Nothing ever goes as smooth as I plan!

Re: Murphy’s Law at the Deer lease [Re: bigjoe8565] #7545737 07/01/19 01:08 PM
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Oh, believe me there have been some trips from hell. Flat tires, truck issues on the way up, I discovered I forgot my wallet at home about 3 hours into the trip one time and had to turn around, dead batteries, feeders still full because of loose spinner plates, busted water pipes, and the list goes on. It's not just you.

Re: Murphy’s Law at the Deer lease [Re: bigjoe8565] #7545809 07/01/19 02:45 PM
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I had two bad trips in a row when I went to cut mesquite. The drive sprocket was grooved on my chain saw one trip. The idler sprocket on the bar split the next time. And my camera batteries went from three bars to dead in two days.

Re: Murphy’s Law at the Deer lease [Re: bigjoe8565] #7545817 07/01/19 02:53 PM
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The correct tool is never in the SxS or in my container, it's always "next trip".


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Re: Murphy’s Law at the Deer lease [Re: bigjoe8565] #7545981 07/01/19 06:44 PM
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Frozen water line at pump, power loss for a month and 200# of game really ripe,refrigerator broke and rotten food. trailer robbed, hot water heater burnt out, pressure switch shorted on well etc etc. always expect the unexpected frown

Re: Murphy’s Law at the Deer lease [Re: bigjoe8565] #7545982 07/01/19 06:44 PM
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Happens every trip for our group. Keeping up with 10 feeders, 5 blinds, cameras and fencing plus campers is a chore. We buy everything in 2's right now. If one timer goes out, sure enough another will. Just part of the fun I guess.


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Re: Murphy’s Law at the Deer lease [Re: bigjoe8565] #7546007 07/01/19 07:28 PM
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Every darn time. I'm sure we could all raise our post count by 20 if we listed them all...


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Re: Murphy’s Law at the Deer lease [Re: bigjoe8565] #7546076 07/01/19 09:30 PM
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It is hardly an adventure if everything goes right and according to plan.


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Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy
It is hardly an adventure if everything goes right and according to plan.

So true! Plus I don't even know I went unless I'm bleeding somewhere!


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Re: Murphy’s Law at the Deer lease [Re: Jimbo1] #7546206 07/01/19 11:30 PM
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X2 on bleeding. This weekend I stabbed my finger with a screwdriver, several cuts from barb wire and stabbed by multiple mesquite thorns. The mesquite thorns suck.

Originally Posted by Jimbo1
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It is hardly an adventure if everything goes right and according to plan.

So true! Plus I don't even know I went unless I'm bleeding somewhere!

Re: Murphy’s Law at the Deer lease [Re: bigjoe8565] #7546215 07/01/19 11:44 PM
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Re: Murphy’s Law at the Deer lease [Re: bigjoe8565] #7546216 07/01/19 11:44 PM
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Oh the joys of the great outdoors. banana

Re: Murphy’s Law at the Deer lease [Re: bigjoe8565] #7546243 07/02/19 12:12 AM
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I dunno. Bad trips make great stories and better memories.

Re: Murphy’s Law at the Deer lease [Re: Grizz] #7546274 07/02/19 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Grizz
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someone was gone on lugnut day roflmao

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someone was gone on lugnut day roflmao


Believe it or not, we walked the road and found all four lug nuts and were able to get them back on (extra tight).


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Re: Murphy’s Law at the Deer lease [Re: bigjoe8565] #7546311 07/02/19 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by bigjoe8565
X2 on bleeding. This weekend I stabbed my finger with a screwdriver, several cuts from barb wire and stabbed by multiple mesquite thorns. The mesquite thorns suck.

Originally Posted by Jimbo1
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It is hardly an adventure if everything goes right and according to plan.

So true! Plus I don't even know I went unless I'm bleeding somewhere!



My finger still hurts 10 months after trying to cut it off when a 12v feeder went off while I was touching the spinner plate. Lesson learned to unplug the motor before touching anything on a feeder after a trip to the minor emergency clinic......I would never have imagined how fast those things spin.

Re: Murphy’s Law at the Deer lease [Re: bigjoe8565] #7546322 07/02/19 01:55 AM
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This thread is like your writing it for me, lol. I call these challenges the "tolls" that are charged for fun times........ whip cheers


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Re: Murphy’s Law at the Deer lease [Re: bigjoe8565] #7546426 07/02/19 05:43 AM
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Like when my buddy chopped the end of his finger off a few weeks ago with my mower!! eek2 Still got the feeder filled before 2 hour drive to the ER. up

The frozen water pipe that burst sucks but usually a once a year fix because someone didn't turn the pump off or bleed the lines.

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And then it rained all night. Woke up in a swamp. Kinda disappointed in the 4X4 performance, it never failed me before.

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Originally Posted by rogerh
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someone was gone on lugnut day roflmao

If you got a torque wrench put em on 25 ft lbs.
Ask me how i know..lol, had a similar thing happen with mine


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While things do sometimes go wrong, many times my projects work out better at the lease than they do at home. Maybe it's because I don't feel pressured to make it work and look more perfect like I do when working on something at home.


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Originally Posted by TCM3
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someone was gone on lugnut day roflmao

If you got a torque wrench put em on 25 ft lbs.
Ask me how i know..lol, had a similar thing happen with mine


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Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy
It is hardly an adventure if everything goes right and according to plan.


I must be one adventurous individual then. lol

Re: Murphy’s Law at the Deer lease [Re: bigjoe8565] #7546681 07/02/19 03:42 PM
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Knocked a track off the dozer.

Rats ate the fuel shut off solenoid wire on dozer with the bucket down and side covers on. Cant get to the wiring you need to fix with the covers on can get the covers off with the bucket down lol.

Go to shred roads and senderos and tractor is loosing power, take off the fuel cap and look down into the tank and see algae floating around eek2

Tractor starter wont work, try to pull start it and stick the truck in the sand pulling the broke down tractor cry

Last year the power went out at the place for a long time had 2 fridge/freezers that went rancid, one in the camp house that never came back on.

Pressure pump that feeds the camp house died last time, had to cobble together some old water hoses to reach from the well straight to the camp and didn't have the proper fittings so ended up putting two female ends on the hose one at the hose bib at the well and the other to the drain on the water heater which we left open to get water into the cabin. lol some southern engineering if I ever saw it.


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Bad days at the ranch/lease.......................that's what beer is for!!!

I've been trying to remember t posts to stake both my box blinds down with for about the last 10 trips. Its not that I forget to buy T post, its just I don't remember. Along with most everything else I need to do.


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