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Trapper Cabin

Spring in the puckerbrush

Been talkin’ to somebody about the ins and outs of gate guarding south of the Burrito Border and when the subject of suitable RVs came up I said “think about a trapper’s cabin on wheels.” Ya think maybe I been watchin’ too many Alaska reality shows on NatGeo? Y’all know I am a fool for that DISH TV and a hunnert movie channels. But you know when I look

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Snake School

New Dometic Brisk Air II 15k btu unit

I have been at this location north of Fowlerton, TX for 168 days. A fair amount of time but not a record… That would be 236 days spent just a few miles from here.

You can’t live in a tin box in South Texas when the weather starts to warm up unless you have air conditioning. As a matter of fact I always recommend 2

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Survival Solutions

It deals only with surviving the reality.brutality.finality of the High Summer in the South Texas Pucker Brush living in a tin can of an RV as an oil field gate guard.

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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

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