Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Endorsed Items

Our Top 10 products in use EVERY day while boondocking or gate guarding.


All ads other than Amazon have been removed. Thank you for using my Amazon links like the one above for your online shopping.



Finite Lives

Close but no cigar…….

Just plain ol’  facts…..

We are all gonna die.
Anything mechanical will eventually fail.

I don’t feel like discussing that first statement this morning because I am feeling particularly froggy  on this first week of Fall. But now that second one– yeah, we gotta talk about it.

As oil field gate guards, 99.5 per cent of us are stuck out somewhere on a caliche  dust road with little or no customary amenities. We are dependent on our nurse trailer with its’ generator, septic and water setup.  Without that,  our sojourn on the gate would be plenty less livable.  Many of

Continue reading Finite Lives




Greener Gra$$

Moonrise over Lantern Drilling on the Stockton Plateau

Odd phenomena goin’ ’round these days according to messages gleaned from various message boards including our own Front Porch over at the MyOldRV forums.  Well, really it is two distinct and different sets of circumstances.

Some noobs, waiting on assignments with the Big 3 players ( GGS, LOMA, Timekeepers) running short of funds or patience or both decided to go with some new(er) oil field gate guard companies.  I can’t say that a bird in the hand is not worth something but I have to think making a move to a new company

Continue reading Greener Gra$$

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...