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  1. Anyone here near the Westcliffe, CO area?

    I'm actually in Colorado Springs. So, if you are in the area - please feel free to say HI!

    I am mostly looking for suggestions, ideas, etc for camping, hiking, generally exploring in the area...
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    Lessons learned... living "homeless"...

    Today is my 50th day of "being homeless" (though I hate that description because it is so misleading and the term is oft' associated with with misconceptions - most especially from those who have...
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    From what I have seen, read, and studied over the...

    From what I have seen, read, and studied over the years... the various 3 letter agencies, and others, tend to focus on the "squeaky wheels" (aka less professional/less intelligent/less trained/less...
  4. +26 for me... but one of the primary factors left...

    +26 for me... but one of the primary factors left out, at least in regards to me specifically: willingness to kill or injure (and having the ability to do so) the person or persons attempting to...
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    I agree with the above; leave the guns at home;...

    I agree with the above; leave the guns at home; carry bear spray. Having lived in Yosemite National Park for 4.5 years, and dealing a lot with Black Bears, I can tell you that 95% of the Black Bears...
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    Hitchhiking, Homeless, "Drifting"

    Well, I will be losing my housing on Tuesday; lack of employment has taken its toll; supposedly, there are about 25,000 people out of work in Colorado Springs. Even the more "mundane" types of jobs...
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    Outstanding post, 'Mama'! It is much better to...

    Outstanding post, 'Mama'! It is much better to confront the "antagonizers" directly... without getting nasty, belittling, or mean... and ask what's going on with their so-called "mean-spirited"...
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    LOL... I learned a long time ago that I will...

    LOL... I learned a long time ago that I will never agree with everyone all the time; indeed, in my opinion... there are wayyyyy too many idiots in the world. There are some people that I don't agree...
  9. Thread: Oops

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    welcome to the Forum! I always did like...

    welcome to the Forum! I always did like Kentucky... Florida is not too bad either... lot of.... ummmm... older folks... but that's OK... LOL... (that wasn't a crack at you... by older, I mean 75+...
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    Very good post... with the popularity of...

    Very good post... with the popularity of semi-automatic handguns/rifles; the tendency is to spray off as many rounds as possible, as quickly as possible. Eight rounds fired in less than 2 seconds -...
  11. Poll: Ideally, I'd have both. Forced to choose between...

    Ideally, I'd have both. Forced to choose between the two, I'd go with the 10/22. However, either one would be good to have in a SHTF/TEOTWAWKI situation... though the MarkII (or III) would be my...
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    Poll: Wow... I'm impressed... that's a good analogy. ...

    Wow... I'm impressed... that's a good analogy. Given the standard of human nature today, the tendency is for those with power, money, influence, etc to force their agenda over the good of the...
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    One thing good about a bullet in the head is that...

    One thing good about a bullet in the head is that it saves money in court-room trials; hopefully, the same sort of justice will be used in other piracy attempts. So often these days, it seems like...
  14. One very important part of using a pellet gun for...

    One very important part of using a pellet gun for hunting is shot placement - which means practice, practice, practice. Another good aspect to master is camouflage and stalking.... using a pellet...
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    welcome to the forum; thanks for your service -...

    welcome to the forum; thanks for your service - tell the other guys there: we really do appreciate their service!
  16. This time of year, I would check the weather. ...

    This time of year, I would check the weather. Getting to Denver from Grand Junction, CO - or by going South through Wyoming - is going to take you through areas that experience a lot of snow at this...
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    "but they look so cute and cuddly on TV!" yah,...

    "but they look so cute and cuddly on TV!"

    yah, there is a bunch of ignorant people in the world; when they get around animals that are technically "not wild" (like in a zoo or in a National Park...
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    If you have any friends that own a ranch, farm,...

    If you have any friends that own a ranch, farm, trucking business, etc, they may have access to gasoline storage, and the capability to store it for you. Of course, you want to make sure that its...
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    Poll: Poll : Ammo/Guns "flying off the shelf"?

    In the past few weeks, I have seen several news articles that describes how ammunition, and to a lesser extent - firarms, are being bought in such quantities that many stores are having a hard time...
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    the whole gun control/anti-2nd ammendment...

    the whole gun control/anti-2nd ammendment campaigne is designed around "incremental regulation".

    the anti-gun crowd tries to advance their agenda a little at a time on a wide-spread campaign. ...
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    I believe tucking under the back corners is a...

    I believe tucking under the back corners is a preference... though, I would have staked the corners - it provides additional stability, no flapping around in wind, and also it provides an additional...
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    When I used to bowhunt, I would use two large...

    When I used to bowhunt, I would use two large camo bandannas; I'd wear one on my head as a "doo-rag", and one across my face - covering my nose, lower face and throat, leaving only my eyes exposed. ...
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    Living in east Texas, perhaps some 'bug spray'...

    Living in east Texas, perhaps some 'bug spray' for the skeeters/flies? Put it in a zip lock baggy to keep it from getting on other things. Perhaps some hard candy, aspirin, about 6 feet of duct tape...
  24. Thread: Selk Bag

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    Hmmm... interesting... of course, you can also...

    Hmmm... interesting... of course, you can also just buy an XX sized snow mobile suit and get pretty much the same thing.
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    Great... so just forget about the anniversary......

    Great... so just forget about the anniversary... you don't need to do anything. When she starts getting pissed, just remind her of what she said. She won't do the same thing next year.

    Oh, by...
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