Wednesday, January 05, 2011

FINALLY going to Boomershoot this year

I've been trying to get to boomershoot for like five years now, but life keeps getting in the way.

Last year we were in the middle of moving up here to North Idaho (just two and a half hours from the Boomershoot site by the way) while the shoot was happening, so that killed it for 2010.

From 2006 til 2009 basically, all our money went to lawyers; and we just couldn't afford it.

In 2005, I was in the middle of moving and changing jobs... Obviously again, couldn't do it.

Well, now it's 2011, and we're FINALLY GOING.

I mean, we live 100 miles as the crow flies, and about 160 road miles from the site... it would be nearly criminal of us to miss it again.

We've got position 16 near the left edge of the lowlands area. Seems to be a fair bit of a side slope so when I build my new shooting benches, I better make those legs pretty adjustable.

...Or maybe I'll just build a couple of 4x8 platforms with leveling provision, and set up on those. That'll deal neatly with the soft ground issue, and the frost issue, and won't cost all that much. Two sheets of plywood, a few 2x4s, some blocks and some sandbags and we're in business. Set the 8 foot ez-up shelter on top, bolt the legs down, roll down the side curtains and get the propane heater going, and we can boomershoot in style.

Nice having a bigass truck to haul the stuff to the site eh?