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Do you ever try to quit smoking? lol. I am not judging, trust me! I dip and have been trying to quit for ever, but my good bud and brother stopped smoking, after years plus years, and they are not out of shape as much as they thought. It was 75% from smoking. I use to put my bud to shame climbing a mountain, I still do, but not nearly as bad. lol Good luck.

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Sure have... it's easy, done it lots of times, LOL. Funning aside, I was smoke free for a little over two years once, a couple of times for shorter periods, but you know... ha!

It hasn't been until the last few years though that I notice the impact, especially when getting physical or at higher altitudes. Part of that is probably because I'm less active in general since being disabled and not working anymore etc., the other being age just creeping up on me. I don't think the body fights it off as easy(?), and I should quit. 

I also take dip with me when hunting, sometimes some tipped cigars too. Seem to enjoy it more then. Something to do around the camp fire... spit, ha ha.

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Damn, you are making me want to hunt right now. I really enjoy smoking the cigars. Just make sure you take a shower with scent free soap afterwards. Elk and deer smell them from 2 miles away. Going scouting this weekend? I will be either scouting again in my sons unit or going to Happy Jack Area to scout with my buds who have the 5BS archery elk tags. They just had one of their trail cameras stolen this past week and now there is a tree stand on the same tree. Go figure!

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Well, taking a shower up on the Rim isn't always that easy, LOL. Do my best with changes of clothes etc., but hey.... ha!

We might go out this Sunday to scout for Deer spots in 20B. My buddy got drawn for that area, but we don't know much about it for hunting; I think it was his last choice too on a whim. I've been up to a campground (can't remember name at moment) before twice near Crown King and saw deer in the forest up there, but wasn't hunting at the time. We thought we would bring our predator calls and see if we could get some 'yotes to get interested while we look around. I think we are going to start lower around the Lake Pleasant area for a day trip though.

We were out closer to home last weekend for exercise, and semi-trying for dogs, but all we got was a sunburn, LOL. Man it was hot!

Bummer about the camera, I hate theives. 

 

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I just got back from a nice

I just got back from a nice hike with a 80 lb pack and muzzleloader.  It did weigh a little bit less since I drank all my water and took around 10 practice shots with the .50 cal.  One more of those this week then I off scouting my deer hunting country in Utah for that magical buck that I am hoping to find again this year.  Hunting season is just around the corrner. 

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I go to my archery club every

I go to my archery club every day and shoot the 3d course.  There's 15 targets and alot of hills to keep in shape.  It's about a mile long.

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Thats a great idea. Doing something you enjoy and making it different every time out is a great way to stay in shape. Ive grabbed a few different ideas from everyones responses and have tried a few, just to keep it fresh. Staying active and eating right is what it is all about. Tonight's supper was a huge salad and 4 pieces of talipia. And worked the weights. Its amazing the difference a 70 lb, draw feels like compared to last year, after doing shoulder routines for the last 9 months.

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I like to go for walks with my 5 year old son I carry a pack with 40 pounds of lead walking down hill and then on the way back I carry the pack and put him on my shoulders he weighs about 40 pounds it really gives your shoulders and calves a workout. together the weight is about equal to an elk quarter. at the gym I hit the stairstepper and do shoulder shruggs with 30 pound barbells in my hands. standing on your tip toes up and down with the barbells works to get your calves in shape for climbing too. when it hurts I just think BIG BULLS here I come!!!!!  

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It seems to be the trend lately, to pack wieght in a pack. I just recently did this with some of advice for a response.  You just gace me an idea. I am going to try to carry my daughter around the block tonight. She weighs about 80 lbs. Maybe I could have her sit on my pack frame. lol I will let you know how it works out.

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I remember my buddy using river rocks in his pack, and walking around the neighborhood carrying two gallon jugs of water, one in each hand doing curls as he walked... ;-)

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