Captain Baylor's Journal*
Camp Baylor on the way to "Undisclosed Location"
*(originally titled, "Curt's RV Journal", which was combined with the "Cowboy Action Shooting Journal" then changed from "Journal Of A Gypsy Cowboy" to "Captain Baylor's Journal" with the March 2014 issue)
I tried doing 2 journals back and forth, figuring people will be interested in either Fulltime RVing or Cowboy Action Shooting, but not both. After a while I decided (a) some people are interested in both and (b) those who aren't can skim over the parts they're not interested in. (It should be noted I've put the sexy parts randomly in both parts so you have to read both if you want to read the naughty bits.)
"It may be that your role in life is to serve as a bad example."
The Redhead and I began fulltiming on June 7, 2007. The story of our "early" retirement is at Curt's LAST Newsletter The articles "Cheating Death" and "Retirement" should bring you up to speed on where we are.
When I was researching fulltiming I got a lot out of blogs by people who were fulltiming. I found I got the most out of reading the experiences of beginners. There are some mistakes all beginners make, it seems. Old timers might not even think of the importance of making square turns or arranging to go through a tight gate from a left turn when your rig is 65' long. A beginner who scraped the side of his coach or got stuck halfway through the gate will note it and describe how not to do it again. It just cost him embarrassment or a bodyshop bill.
We're beginners. As I said in an article for The Cowboy Chronicle, "We were so ignorant of RVs we could barely spell it if you spotted us the R." We learned a lot, some of it expensively, some cheaply In the Journal when we learned something, I put it in the Journal.
I've also written it to entertain. Not everything is serious. Reading the disclaimer at the home page might be appropriate for the sense of humor challenged.
There is also a Cowboy Action Shooting Journal. The purpose of our travels is to attend SASS matches as well as general retirement travel. We don't have relatives to visit. The cat was allergic to the kids, so we got rid of the kids. There will be some overlap between the RV Journal and the Cowboy Action Shooting Journal. It's inevitable. If that bothers you, get over it.
(Added November 2007: I've merged the CAS Journal with the RV Journal starting with the October events. Skip over the parts that don't interest you.)
I'm starting off breaking the RV Journal into months. We'll see how that goes. Enjoy.
February 2016 Journal-2016 WINTER RANGE
December 2015 Journal--13th and last SASS CONVENTION
Chronograph Test Session 7-29-15, including several .38 special loads, Tin Star Powder, and Bone Orchard ammunition
End Of Trail 2015
April-May 2015-Coated bullet test, D Bar J Silverbelly BOP and 1895 Montgomery Wards hatband.
Winter Range 2015
SASS Convention in San Antonio
Ringer's Bullets Black Powder Test
RV water heater maintenance, Dillon XL650 aftermarketupgrades
Frankford Arsenal Platinum Rotary Tumbler
Bob Mernickle's Harley
Dillon RF100 Tricks, BP/Subs Cost Comparison
Reloading American Pioneer Powder Using Fillers on a Dillon XL650
June-July 2013 An arm injury has put me behind, so these months have been combined. I'll catch up on Railhead and Outlaw Trail when I can. Surgery July 24th went well.. (Tin Star powder for .45 Colt)
May 2013 (Buffalo Stampede) (May Crono/Ransom Rest Test—Super Powder)
May 2012 Wild Bunch Chronograph session