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Brush Country Santa

When you fall off down here into the South Texas Brush country to be an oil field gate guard the world as you know it changes. Stay down here long enough and you will be amazed when you venture back into the real world that everyone is not driving a white Ford F250 Super Duty.

I reckon me and Miss K have been down here and doin’ it long enough to offer up some advice about what kinda goods you might be needing to A) Survive and B) Make life a tad easier.  It ain’t rocket science but you may very well

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Tips From a Veteran Oil Field Gate Guard

Some gates are not picturesque……..

That first oil field gate guard assignment is scary as hell isn’t it?  You follow your supervisor out to the gate 5 miles down a rough caliche road on the backside of nowhere.  The gate guard you are replacing is all packed and anxious to go; your supervisor has 2 more pads to set up yet today.  It is a flurry of activity…

You are learning a new language on the fly  — rat hole, hot oil truck,  wireline crew, spudding in, skiddin’ over, trippin’ pipe while you watch a hopeless array of hoses and cords

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The Ultimate Internet Access Project – Footnotes and Updates – Part 7

I have gotten lots of feedback on my Ultimate Internet Access Series which has six previous

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Get that Cellular Antenna Up in the Air!

Wilson Trucker's antenna over 20 ft in the air

Here north of Newton,TX I am definitely outside even the fringe reception area. Without the Wilson amplifier and external Wilson Trucker’s antenna, I get 0 bars on my Motorola Razr phone and a reading of -105 dBm on my aircard. If I flip the Wilson amp on, the readings improve. I get 1 bar on the phone and about -91 to -95 dBM on the aircard. Usable but not great and I am  not complaining. However, the last few days the signal has degraded quite a

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