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RE: Warning! Publci Toilet Hygene

I'm just going to go poop in the woods with the bears from now on. The bears don't watch you. I think your safe if you carry a pound of beacon over your shoulder!!!! Seriously, I have traveled all over this country and have witnessed many folks come out of the 'stall' and immediately walk out the exit door. Doesn't matter what their skin color is or what country they were born in, not washing your hands after relieving yourself is a nasty and lazy habit. Sham on you. Your mama should have taught you better...... Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/24/20 04:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

My advice is to Politely but Firmly refuse a search if you so choose. Don't argue, don't debate, don't whine. But that would spoil their fun. The reason they do whine and argue is because they want to call attention to themselves. A lot like when someone has purple hair, or stick pins everywhere in their face, or skin blanketed with ink. All to call attention to themselves probably because some part of their lives was tough and now they want some sediment of control, even if it is in their own imagination. Anyway, some good points in this thread. I thank the mods for allowing this to continue to actually see where it ends up. Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/21/20 03:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

As to your insistence of the paranoid phrase of "giving up your rights", it actually called and Supreme Court uphold "automobile exception" search of vehicle for probable cause in which a LEO is given wide latitude. .:C:) SAM1, your statement is factual, accurate, and to the point. Thanks for your input. Lakeside Thanks! I can't really understand why anyone can't understand that very simple statement and would want to paint a paranoid worst-case scenario and "giving up rights" on the particular decided Supreme Court decision. You can even Google automobile exception and it will give you the list of cases and on top the Supreme Court opinion. My career choice required me to study and pass Constitutional Law, especially related to the 4th Amendment. The 'mobile conveyance' exception is exactly as you stated. Another exception to the 4th Amendment that I found very interesting was the section related to the 'free air sniff' by a trained K9. Again this law was challenged and ended up with a Supreme court ruling. The short story is that walking a trained K9 around the outside of a mobile conveyance is perfectly legal and if the K9 alerts, the fun begins when the driver refuses to give consent for a vehicle search. Sorry pal, after a 'trained and certified' K9 alert to the exterior of your vehicle, your vehicle will be searched regardless of your protests. Interesting read. Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/20/20 04:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

As to your insistence of the paranoid phrase of "giving up your rights", it actually called and Supreme Court uphold "automobile exception" search of vehicle for probable cause in which a LEO is given wide latitude. .:C:) SAM1, your statement is factual, accurate, and to the point. Thanks for your input. Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/19/20 07:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

EVERY traffic stop has the potential to turn ugly. This is true, and IMHO, a very good reason to not do stops without knowing somebody is likely doing wrong. and often the reason why deadly force is perceived to be the only option to ensure that the Officer gets home to their family at the end of their shift. This statement is a major part of the problem. Why is it more important for the cop, compared to any other person, to get home safe? And if a LEO stops you it is dangerous to assert your rights at the scene. But, it has been proven that a very small percentage of police abuse of power will be punished, even when reported. So every time a "law abiding citizen" accepts a abuse of his rights he gives a paranoid reinforcement that he is all powerful. Not just about the Officer, JR. Had you read and digested the remainder of my statement, you would have noticed the part: "is better for all parties involved and allows for calmer and cooler decisions to be made by all evolved" Meaning EVERYONE gets to go home to their families. There are two parties or two parts to every story. Having a bad attitude at a traffic stop could be the beginning of a very bad ending whether that be an Agi inspection or any other enforcement action. Basically goes back to showing 'respect' for authority. If a person has never been taught this simple concept, very few learn it on their own. It was the OP er's decision to stir the pot at an Agi inspection. Other than being able to pat their-self on the back for being disrespectful, nothing positive was gained. Interesting outlook about life if one feels the need to 'prove' themselves at every precised threat. Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/19/20 07:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

But an AG stop isn't about police enforcement - it's about protecting an area from invaders you surely don't know that you are transporting. Why on Earth would you not let someone find a pest that can create havoc in an environment? Yes, but the uniform asks me, "Are you carrying fruits, veggies, or plants?" No. At that point, maybe tell me of the harm that could come from my fruit, fine. But "Can I come in and look?" Would translate in my mind to YOU ARE LYING! If uniform thinks they need to see for themselves, ask it inspect, don't ask what I have. And this is what it comes down to: "they think I'm lying". People take that as a personal insult and get an attitude about it. Then the whole thing goes south. In reality, it was NOT a personal attack. The inspector doesn't know the OP or anyone going through that checkpoint. They are simply making a quick judgment call as to which vehicle is most likely carrying a problem. An RV from across the country - far more likely to be carrying infected fruit than a compact car from in-state. So, they question the answer. Years ago, I got stopped after a night out with friends. I had missed a turn and made an illegal u-turn. The officer asked me if I had been drinking. I said no, but my friends had and she's about to throw up. He had me "walk the line". Did I take it personally and get all mad? No, I did as he asked and passed the test and he let me go with a war ning. I could look beyond the "accusation" that I was lying and realize that it wasn't that off to think I could be lying. And if I had been drinking, I would have most likely BEEN LYING about not drinking. Singularly, in the OP's situation, the inspector asked the question, then considered the odds that this person could be lying and decided it was enough of a chance to ask to look inside. There was nothing more sinister than that. Toedtoes.....well said "People take that as a personal insult and get an attitude about it. Then the whole thing goes south." and often the reason why deadly force is perceived to be the only option to ensure that the Officer gets home to their family at the end of their shift. In many instances, had calmer less belligerent attitude been utilized by the perpetrator, the Officer would have followed suit and the entire incident would have ended differently. The time to argue or give 'attitude' is not at the place of the incident. Everyone has a chance to challenge the actions of the Officer in court, at the Officer's supervisor's office, on at another place and time than the place of the traffic stop. EVERY traffic stop has the potential to turn ugly. A more neutral place other than the place of the traffic stop is better for all parties involved and allows for calmer and cooler decisions to be made by all evolved where emotions are less of a determining factor. By not giving attitude at the scene if you 'think' you have been wronged, you may loose the battle, but you will win the war in the end by not becoming a statistic that ends up with a headstone. If you feel you are 'wronged' the place to challenge that is in court, at the Officer's Supervisor's desk, or in the media if you so choose. Key note: you will be around to make that challenge on neutral ground rather than be in the ground. Cooler calmer and more respectful heads prevail! More people involved will be home to their families after the 'incident' with a story to tell and an ax to grind, if they so choose, in a more controlled environment. Safe travels, Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/19/20 04:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

wopachop wrote: "Its a dorky dad with his dorky family whos gonna park there and do the smores thing over a freshly lit fire." I will add, 'smores thing over a freshly lit fire from a petroleum soaked fake log'...... I'll bet those smores were tasty and not very good for one's health! Another poster mentioned how some folks want only to speak about their entire life and not allow anyone else to join the conversation. I too, do not enjoy being around narcissistic, 'it's all about me' kind of people. I find an excuse to walk the dog or the necessary to complete some other 'busy' work. Occasionally I meet someone who is interesting to converse with. Usually that involves some like interest or a career that involved an interesting, to me, topic. Conversation comes easy and is enjoyable with polite, non-self absorbed individuals. I don't enjoy being around screaming ill mannered children, uncontrolled untrained pets, or obnoxious self involved imbeciles, or drunk individuals playing loud music. I go camping for me and my peace of mind. I do not need to be entertained by someone else's idea of fun. If an interesting person happens to come by, we enjoy each others company for a spell and go on our own way. Works for me. Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/11/20 05:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Winter sets in

It got down to 62 degrees this evening. Talked about lighting a fire but settled for simply closing the windows & putting something on over T shirts. Kinda cool outside today. Did some fiberglass work on my boat & the usual amount of hardener in the resin made for a long time for it to harden. Tough dealing with these harsh winters. Must be tough......lol We put on t-shirt, long johns, flannel shirt, sweater, windbreaker, and then an overcoat. That all goes on the torso. About the same amount of layers goes over the legs. I agree with you, Tough dealing with these harsh winters!!!!! Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/10/20 03:55pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Winter sets in

Every year I buy 8 cord of hardwood, oak, ash, rock maple, and beech for $125 per cord delivered, tree length. I also cut down on our property another 6 or 8 cord. In the summer I block it all up, split it and stack it on pallets to air dry for another year before it goes into the basement and the garage to be burnt. I only burn seasoned firewood. Regardless, working with wood and burning it keeps you warm in several ways. Good exercise and it keeps old muscles limber. Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/09/20 03:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Winter sets in

PA12DRVR.....'It ain't worth the risk anymore.' I hear you. With age usually comes wisdom gained from life experience. The only issue, being smart enough to pay attention to our 'gut feelings'. I used to cut hardwood trees down at 20 below zero or run miles on a snow sled in sub zero temperatures and think nothing of it. Now-a-days I just put more hardwood onto the fire and let the younger crowd fight the cold. Wisdom, maybe! Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/07/20 05:42pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Winter sets in

Re: Caribou hunt No animals taken on that hunt: - It was too cold for there to be much movement, so limited opportunities in any case; - For the few days that we were strategically staying put (vs. trying for fire up and fly back to Los Anchorage), the prime objective was to ensure the woodbox was full, that the woodstove was either freshly stoked or cleaned of ash and then fired up, and that the snowmelt buckets were full and placed on the woodstove. - After doing all that, given the time of year, we had about 3 maybe 4 at the most hours of daylight; the hunting involved heading out on snowshoes, so by the time one builds in a safety margin (to ensure return before dark) and when one travels carefully at -40 to nearly -60 (carefully = slowly), one doesn't cover much ground. The quonset hut was on the end of a narrow lake, with two small valleys on either side: We covered those valleys, but not much more over the 4-5 days we went out....simply saw no 'bou. ...and even though we degreased and graphited our firearms (using 70's technology), I suspect its debatable if they'd have fired properly even if we found something to shoot at. We did shoot quite a few ptarmigan nearby with the old exposed hammer(s) side-by-side shotgun that the guy kept at the hut. Very interesting to hear about your experience in those cold temperatures and the importance of keeping the wood stove fired up. Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/07/20 03:49pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Winter sets in

On that caribou hunt, "back in the day" (of my long lost youth), two airplanes / 3 guys flew into a strip on the other side of the Alaska range and promptly landed on about a bazillion feet of fresh snow...had to swim out of the plane. At the time it was "only" about -10, but the most experienced guy said "Let's drain the oil, just in case". So, on the first day, the last 3 hours of daylight were spent compacting the space around the planes, draining the oil into buckets and carefully carrying it to the nearby quonset hut. Good thing: it dropped to -35, then to circa -50 and stayed there for about 5 days. The quonset hut had good wood stove...good thing because at -50, it had become a survival expedition. The 3 of us spent those few days tromping down a packed "strip" for an eventual departure. After a while, lo and behold, it warmed up to -25...which was noticeably warmer after -50+. The tall young buck (me in those days) promptly starts roping the frost off the metal wings and sweeping it off the fabric wings while the experienced folks heat the oil on the wood stove, carry it carefully out, and even more carefully put it in the engine...some preheating, then all hands work to pop each airplane loose from the snow and back to los Anchorage just in time to call off the CAP. Memorable event even after 40 years. While I've avoided outside work as much as possible since then (:) ), at anything below -20, things are done very slowly, very carefully, and with much forethought. At -50, a mistake (presuming one's "out of town") is probably deadly. Very interesting story. Thank you for sharing...... You did not mention if any caribou were taken, so was that part of the story or was it too cold to go hunting? Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/07/20 03:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Winter sets in

It's cooled off even in Los Anchorage area. The truck thermometer (FWIW) showed -11 at the house on Sunday a.m., -11 at Eagle River, and a cool -17 just north of Palmer. Back in the old days (when winter was "normal"), I always used to figure that down to -20 was to be expected and, while not pleasant, just deal with it. -25, -30, -40 (or Purkeypile mine on frosty winter caribou hunt, -58) is just no fun and to be avoided if at all possible. My hat is off to the folks (troopers, linemen, wrecker drivers, and others) that just keep on going, regardless of the temps. I cannot even imagine -58. It must be hard to perform any kind of work outside in those extreme temperatures? 20 plus years ago I saw -55 one winter morning here in Maine, but I stayed inside and the temps increased that day to above -20, thank the heavens. Lakeside Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/06/20 03:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Winter sets in

Relatives in Healy said yesterday it was minus 25 F with high winds. The people and the game must be tough to withstand those temperatures. Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/05/20 02:47pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Oil headed for 70 bucks s barrel. Here we go.

we cannot sit back worried about oil prices while American lives were at risk... We are better off now then we have been in a long time with our oil, that should not make our decisions for us. Good common sense approach, even to the truck this poster drives!!! Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/04/20 02:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

I also still open doors, and get nothing but thanks. . . what did you do to offend her? Good question. Honestly, I am not sure what the problem was. All I did was hold the door open like I have done for decades. No conversation from me to her. Maybe she was having a bad day, that happens to us all. From the jist of her tirade, I gather she has had a recent bad experience with a man. Her statement went like this, but was much more detailed: "I don't need no blank blank MAN to do nothing for me". ... Lakeside You should have assumed an indignant posture and said "How DARE you assume my gender!" If my brain worked faster, that would have been a good one to respond with. I am old and slow and rely on years of life experiences when dealing with others. I try to give back 'twice' what I get. Show kindness toward me you get double the kindness back. Being ignorant to me, well you get the idea......... Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/03/20 04:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

I also still open doors, and get nothing but thanks. . . what did you do to offend her? Good question. Honestly, I am not sure what the problem was. All I did was hold the door open like I have done for decades. No conversation from me to her. Maybe she was having a bad day, that happens to us all. From the jist of her tirade, I gather she has had a recent bad experience with a man. Her statement went like this, but was much more detailed: "I don't need no blank blank MAN to do nothing for me". Double negative, so she might be really saying, 'she needs a man doing something for her'. No big deal really, other than making me gun shy when it comes to opening doors for younger women. Life is interesting, is it not? Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/01/20 11:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

This could happen on the RV trail: Recently I made the mistake of opening the convenience store door that a young lady was headed for. After a two minute tirade using more words than a sailor would be ashamed of, this person flings her hair back, calls me an a---ole and leaves. I don't open doors anymore for folks unless they have gray hair, a cane, or are in a wheel chair. This new movement that is consuming the country has certainty changed the desire for me to be a gentleman...... I fear another abusive tongue lashing, so don't go there anymore. Not worth the exposure. Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/01/20 04:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

Agree with the trend you noted. But not all is lost- there are still outgoing folks about. What we do is just smile and say hello to folks walking by the campsite or when we are on our way to the bath house/etc. Sometimes a nice comment on their d├ęcor, Rv, dog, or whatever. Sometimes that starts a conversation and those are the folks I want to talk to anyway. The grumps can stay inside and isolated if they want. You hit the nail on the head. Folks love to talk about themselves or about their 'stuff'. If you truly want to start a discussion with someone, give a compliment and ask a few generic questions about something visible. Respect their space. Some just do not want to invest time in someone who will be moving on in a week or two or a couple months to never be seen again. Others appear friendly on the 'outside', but their body language tells you they are not interested. Everyone can relate to a smile and a kind voice. Most want to talk about themselves. If you want to be social, start there. Look in the mirror, see what others see. Do you reek of the 'stand offish' attitude or are you welcoming, pleasant, and sincere? Being kind to others is not rocket science. Being generally interested in others requires an investment of time and a sincere effort to show that you are interested in what they have to say. Good luck. Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/01/20 03:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Is dash cam evidence allowed in an investigation

I cannot stand a liar and I come across them all the time. So true with me also. In my case, (Federal LEO) telling a lie to me was a felony. Even after telling the subject of the possible felony charge for telling a lie, many opened their mouths and spoke no truth. Cameras often showed the facts, to which some folks denied their actions even after viewing the videos. Unedited version of a video shows the actions up to, during, and after the incident. In my career, probably 70% of my inaction with the public was video taped. What was not taped, was in areas where there were no cameras. Being on camera was just part of the job and a tool that was often used to prove the facts of an interaction between parties. Cameras were just part of life, so with that in mind, being on one's best behavior was the norm because arm chair quarterbacks could dissect video by the micro second and analyze any situation to determine 'what really happened'. Lakeside
lakeside013104 12/31/19 03:26am General RVing Issues
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