Mowing Down the Hummer
| International Truck And Engine Corporation has introduced the world's biggest Pick-up truck | I found out about it from WetAss Chronicles
The CTX: The basic numbers tell the sad, sad story. Curb weight: 14,500 pounds (that's like 3 Hummers). Towing capacity: 20 TONS (for all the owners who like to take their double-wides wherever they go). Dimensions: 9 feet tall, 8 feet wide, 21.5 feet long (good luck parking). Gas mileage: brace yourself, 7 miles per gallon (that should make all the GIs dying in Iraq feel good). And last, but not least, price tag (brace yourself again, though there's probably a massive tax break somewhere): $93,000 (wouldn't, let's call it "enlarging" plastic surgery, be cheaper?). Here's the marketing slogan: "POSSIBLY TOO MUCH TRUCK. LIKE THAT’S A PROBLEM." (which translates as: "This truck is ridiculous, but we think there are a lot of morons out there"). And, you know what, there are. Why don't we just get it over with and start buying semis or M-1 Abrams tanks for everyday use...
Just what the world needs, eh?
HURRICANES + HUNTING
PIX Chuck Adams from Bowsite | Treestand from Bowhunting.net
Comfort is not the first concern
while going for game | As Ivan approaches the region it seems certain that a confluence between the search and torrential rainfall shall come to pass |
Does this mean hunting stops? | For the less intrepid, I suppose | My observations, in general, are that it does lower the number in the field, and that's a good thing | For the more determined, it's more a change of tactics and precautions |
A tree stand, in the rain,
doesn't seem prudent | The idea of shimmying down wet bark after
prey with a full quiver and a compound bow certainly slows the process, not to mention increases risks | Alright, the description is dramatic, lowering the whole assortment by rope before clambering down is more likely | Point being, the risks inherent in wet weather stalking are [pardon the pun] compounded with the severeity of the storm | But... that's life | And it brings one closer to reality more than any 3-D cyber software could ever hope to |
Wet weather hunting forces you to be in touch with Nature, and the elements | It calls for a mental constitution different than clear weather adventures; requires sharper attention and to be more mindful of surroundings | It can make you understanding of the rigors of adversity | Thankful when your patience is rewarded |
Afterwards, much later, it's important to remember what the hunt was all about, dinner
! [As Bruce keeps telling me, he thinks that all we do at the Sprosmen's Club is swap recipies
A Note to Victoria: Hunting is not just a sport for men | Women can, and do hunt as well | You are right | Such reflects the change of time and perception | I encourage you to follow the dream if you wish to |