So speaking of shortages

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    Now that I think about that....
    • My son has a buddy who lives in TX where there's a feral hog issue, apparently.
    • I have a .357 lever gun, and a revolver to match.
    • My son also just bought a new smoker.
    • I'm feeling the need for a road trip.
    I sense a pattern developing. That said, I know zip about the process for turning pigs into bacon.
     
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    We had a neighbor when we lived south of San Antonio who regularly went feral pig hunting. He was attacked one day by one that got hold of his ankle and messed it up real bad. He needed major surgery and had a long recovery period. Those things can be deadly. That said, I’m sure they are delicious.
     
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    No worries, the pigs carry out most of the process for you, leaving just a couple of steps at the end for you to complete.

    Your list tells me the universe is telling you to go to Texas and help them with their feral hog issue.
     
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    It’s not that difficult, just realize feral hogs ate generally much leaner and a different flavor than meat hogs.

    Yes and Yes
     
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    Yes, so can a guy with a .357. :)
    I'm starting to get the same feeling.
     
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    The shortages will not get better unless a few things happen.

    a. Total market collapse where people stop spending and high paying college degree jobs go away forcing people into trade skills

    b. Stop making being a bum so easy

    c. Stop this entitlement pandemic. What kept a nice balance of trade workers and college graduates was that not everyone could afford college, or worked hard enough to get accepted. Do kids these days even have to worry about that? I guess if you want into MIT you might have to work for it but the state funded college will let just about anyone in now.
     
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    The shortages are real. I’m currently hauling fuel for gas stations, frac sites and military bases. Many times I’ll rack up several hours of detention pay waiting for product to make it through the pipelines to our loading rack. Right now it’s hard to find tank trailers and drivers to fulfill our contracts. We ordered 4 new tankers and 2 of them will be ready at the end of September. Hard telling when we’ll get the other 2. Right now we’re running some of our converted crude tankers when we have single product bulk loads.

    When I’m not hauling fuel, I’m hauling cream and skim to to the various dairy manufacturing plants through out the midwest. As I write this I’m waiting to get a load of cream heading to the Kemps plant in LeMars IA. I never thought I’d be driving a truck, but it sure beats driving a desk. ;)
     
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    Thank you for your service in averting an ice-cream shortage.
     
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    LOL... I do have to watch myself as most of the plants I go to have refrigerators full of ice cream and cheese free for the grabbing for the employees and us drivers. :eek:
     
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    Hopefully not in the same tankers...
     
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    "This 2% tastes like Castrol 10w30."
     
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    This tastes like it got into an onion patch.
     
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    Wells Blue Bunny sold their fluid milk division to Dean Foods who sold it to Kemps when they went through bankruptcy. So, unfortunately, I do not believe that AZBlackbird's cream will end up as ice cream.

    @azblackbird - if you're overnighting in the area try to get into Archie's Waeside for dinner. You can thank me later.
     
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    I’m a truck driver is going replace doctor or pilot as the go to pick up line
     
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    Keep in mind 100LL especially is at very few terminals spread very far apart compared to gas and diesel.

    With limited drivers, a truck can probably make several runs to local gas stations from local terminals in the time it would take to run to wherever the 100LL is stored and run to an airport. Exponentially more cars than GA planes out there. Guess who gets prioritized for the limited number of truckers?
     
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    I rarely get to experience the local fare at all the places I deliver to. I try to get in and out and back on the road as fast as I possible. I’m not a trucker and I don’t eat like a trucker. I eat mostly paleo and carry my food with me. Regarding the Kemps products it’s hard telling what they’ll make out of this cream load. They do still make ice cream at the LeMars plant along with a myriad of other dairy products. We contract with the “DFA mafia” who owns Kemps and has control over a huge market share of much of the nations dairy products. It just amazes me how many businesses they have their hands in.
     
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    Kemps and Wells are totally separate businesses. Wells in LeMars is the largest ice cream manufacturer in the world, but not connected to the fluid milk plant.
     
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    Don’t know anything about Wells. Apparently they must not be under the DFA umbrella. I know Kemps makes ice cream at their plant in LeMars and also at their Rochester plant in MN which I deliver too also.
     
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    Quality journalism costs money. You can find it if you're willing to pay. Otherwise, you deal with "free" news orgs that make money with advertising. In order to get the advertising money, they need people to click on articles on their site. So you get clickbait garbage reporting. Remember, we're in the age of outrage sells.
     
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    Reported.
     
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    You need a bigger rifle. Try a .44 Remington lever gun. Great excuse reason to buy a new gun--safety.

    My buddy and I have talked about a TX pig hunt many times. Can one get local butchering, smoking, freezing, and shipping? Any recommendations for TX guides.
     
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    Trust me, what passes for a journalist today would have flunked out of the old school journalism classes before they even entered the room. Reporters today can barely spell their own name.
     
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    the definition of what food depends on a persons BAC I believe.
     
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    We used Granzin’s once. Dang.... says they no longer will do wild hogs. Wonder why?

    https://www.granzins.com/deer-game-processing/
     
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    If you’re paying for a guided hunt, you’re paying for game animals or exotics and you’ll generally be able to kill all the feral hogs you want for little or no charge. Those operations will have options for processing and potentially ship to you.
     
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    This is proof positive that every topic has to include guns. Just saying, I thought this forum was about flying.
     
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    i don’t disagree… tho I feel it an age old and not new problem- the issue I see to make that a reality is what mechanism would create this middle of road news? There’s just not a profit to be made this way or at least this far no ones figured it out…
     
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