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RE: Know RV or campers association...

With all these new medications coming out "Buy ME, tell your doctor", I believe these big pharma companies should research a "Common Sense" one-time injection for national park visitors that have NONE. That would solve the majority of issues in our parks, and a relatively inexpensive solution...
monkey44 08/15/19 08:20am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 70 year old John Force Wins 150th NHRA race !

A NOTICE to all seniors --- NEVER give up, U can do it !!! :)
monkey44 08/09/19 08:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Sad state of our National Parks-II

In case anyone want a good investigative resource for NPS fees and services www.nps.gov/aboutus/fees-at-work.htm AHHH, can't make the link work :( If the funds are NOT enough, we have no problem paying higher fees as long as it stays in the park. As seniors, we get some discounts ... and at one point and even in some parks, the discounts are not allowed or lessened. That's picking on ONE segment of population. If we remove discounts completely, it will probably lose seniors and disabled who often fill sites when the "busy seasons" end. A benefit to the park in general. However, if we raise park fees a small amount for everyone, that spreads the funding over all users, instead of one population category. Would probably raise more money too. Think of it as a ten million camping seniors paying no discount (about $8 a night) total Eighty million bucks over a season?? And only seniors pay it. OK, think about 300 million NPS (2017 NPS count) visitors over a season, all paying $2 more per admission. Right, a lot of people use passes ... so not a direct equation, but illustrates how one group should not individually fund any more than all groups collectively, but this is more about perspective than actual fees. And an small overall fee increase increases the cost to all who use the parks, not just one population segment.
monkey44 08/09/19 01:18pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: You know its going to be a good day when....

What do you think of a person who doesn't like bacon? My best friend.
monkey44 08/05/19 02:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: You know its going to be a good day when....

Hey, BkHrn - don't waste any time, just arrive when the mower's running, and you'll be fine.
monkey44 08/04/19 09:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: You know its going to be a good day when....

Then she cooks it and eats it while you're mowing the lawn. :)
monkey44 08/04/19 09:45am Around the Campfire
RE: Sad state of our National Parks-II

.... Last fall, we found a young woman (22-23 age maybe) opening a new box containing a Drone w/camera and preparing to fly it over the Grand Canyon - Illegal in national parks. We tried to explain why no drones, and she could be arrested if she flew it. .... I don't want to go off topic too much, but... Drones are illegal in national parks? There are a lot of national parks in the USA, you can't fly a drone anywhere in them? I have heard of restrictions on where and when you can use drones, but not outright "illegal" to use. Correct, No Drones -- In August 2014, the National Park Service (NPS) made it illegal to operate drones in National Parks under 36 CFR 1.5. People that had limited flying skills were dropping drones into isolated areas - Yellowstone Hot Springs for one - and have no access to retrieve.
monkey44 08/03/19 06:06am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Sad state of our National Parks-II

JRscooby - NO, not saying Americans are too stupid to educate - but some just don't care. They may not realize one or two pieces of trash from each visitor adds up to a large pile eventually, or maybe just don't think about that impact. We leave nothing in our site, ever, ours or any trash others leave. And, I doubt anyone climbed down GC canyon walls and hauled that Drone out. But we do see visitors climbing and walking around areas that are marked 'off-limits', protected areas 'keep out', which are ignored. We also welcome visitors from other nations - but from first hand experience, we see many visitors either don't care or don't know enough to clean up after themselves whether American or other nationality. If you've been to an major parks lately, you'll hear a very high proportion of languages you don't recognize, certainly more than one in a hundred. And, no, of course I don't accept that some can pick and choose which rules to obey or not. Seems to me common sense is often absent when some folks visit our parks ... I have no idea why some folks toss trash all over, or simply leave it. OR, why some folks think a one-ton bison bull during rut season is pet-worthy.
monkey44 08/02/19 01:18pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Sad state of our National Parks-II

JRscooby - I understand we need to police our own as well, but mostly because they know and blatantly disregard the rules and guidelines. Regards the other nations education. What we've seen on our travels most often is an inability for visitors from foreign nations to read warnings and signs, or to understand guidelines. A bison or elk in rut is an extremely dangerous animal, as we've seen lately on nightly news clips. Last fall, we found a young woman (22-23 age maybe) opening a new box containing a Drone w/camera and preparing to fly it over the Grand Canyon - Illegal in national parks. We tried to explain why no drones, and she could be arrested if she flew it. Language barrier interfered, allowing no communication. I spent about twenty minutes, and found another person that spoke her language and English, we explained to him, he translated (I think so anyway) -- she packed up her box and left. We hiked the canyon trail for awhile and back. When we returned, same woman was in a different space and trying to get the drone to fly over the canyon again, but having little luck because it was new, and she had NO training. That's just one example of the problems we face in our parks. I imagine she lost it ... so now we probably have an expensive drone and camera rotting and rusting in Grand Canyon somewhere. The tragedy of this kind of ignorance means at some point, NPS will likely fence off the roads, meaning fence in the wildlife, and turn the national parks into a zoo-like experience. OR, perhaps tour only with a bus or trolley.
monkey44 08/02/19 07:43am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Is it too much to ask...

I agree with Crowe - unscented for all. Do you want to smell like something you are, or something you are not. Bathing often works wonders !!! :)
monkey44 08/01/19 01:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: Sad state of our National Parks-II

I'd like to see this remain open to discuss the conditions of the parks. If we begin taking political pot-shots at individuals, we're aiming at 'closed' topic. I've been camping and visiting national parks for too many years to count - well, don't want to count - and many are degrading due to crowds and due to visitors treating wildlife like a petting zoo. Education of our visitors is paramount to our parks remaining a viable resource for watershed and wildlife habitats. Please educate yourself, and others, particularly visitors from other nations. It's on US to save the parks and the wilderness areas they protect. WE own the parks, not the Feds, not the States, not the Vendors.
monkey44 08/01/19 01:04pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 2019 Little League World Series

Can't get there, but will certainly watch on the Tube - that is always a fun time to see these young athletes compete. Some of these youngsters are pretty amazing.
monkey44 07/31/19 11:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Change the date of Halloween...?

I always liked 'trick-or-treat', but after a good portion of the century under my belt, have a hard time masquerading as a kid anymore. I do believe changing and combining holidays is just a marketing ploy for businesses that want to use dates or days to an advantage. Leave dates and days like they've always been... Next thing, Christmas AND New Years will take place on last two Saturdays in December. Black Friday has already become Black Saturday, Black Sunday, and Black Monday. I'm all for celebrating, but celebrate for the right reasons, and on the right calendar days. Kids of "trick or treat" age should not be out late any nights, whether a school day or not.
monkey44 07/30/19 11:07am Around the Campfire
RE: New Hiking Boots?

HAHAHA - I did accidentally see one from CAT that's pretty cool tho, like little tractors for your feet - heavy treads front to back. Not sure if I should post a link, but it you search Cat Intruder Shoes, you can see 'em. It's actually got the Caterpillar Logo on it, (Brand license) and a retro from the 90's ... made us laugh because years ago my wife was a Title Officer for Caterpillar Tractor Inc altho we're now retired and have no affiliation with it ... and the shoes are just a brand license Logo use. :)
monkey44 07/26/19 09:44am Around the Campfire
RE: Thinking about investing in Crypto currency?

OK guys, walk into your favorite bank - or Crypto-store - with a hundred dollar bill and trade it for Bitcoins, then fill your wallet with what they give you. Now look in your wallet and see what's in it. Matter of fact, make a bet, heads or tails, and flip a bitcoin. At least with invisible money, no one can rob you, well not in person anyway - someone's already done-dat elewhere. But, on the serious side, what happens to the invisible money revolution when it tops out, and no one buys it anymore? Take it out of your bank and hide it under a mattress?? Make no sense to this camper. You can't walk into a bank and trade cash for crypto currency. That's largely the issue with it (aside from ways to use it illegally), it's not recognized by chartered banks as actual currency because it's not backed by anything. Banks actually have measures in place to monitor and block crypto currency exchanges due to it's high risk for money laundering and funding illegal activities and terrorism. Never mind it's value is totally virtual. Yes my point exactly - no matter where you get it, it will not fill your wallet, or your palm--- Try it>>> empty hand!!
monkey44 07/25/19 08:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: Thinking about investing in Crypto currency?

OK guys, walk into your favorite bank - or Crypto-store - with a hundred dollar bill and trade it for Bitcoins, then fill your wallet with what they give you. Now look in your wallet and see what's in it. Matter of fact, make a bet, heads or tails, and flip a bitcoin. At least with invisible money, no one can rob you, well not in person anyway - someone's already done-dat elewhere. But, on the serious side, what happens to the invisible money revolution when it tops out, and no one buys it anymore? Take it out of your bank and hide it under a mattress?? Make no sense to this camper.
monkey44 07/25/19 07:24am Around the Campfire
RE: Horse campers

My wife raises, sells and shows Percheron Draft horses so I'm not even touching this thread except to say if you aren't a horse person you have no business critiquing something you don't know anything about. Not everyone can afford a Prevost. Yeah That. HAHAHA, not everyone wants a Prevost either. Says all the 4x4 truck camper owners !!! And we can tow horses too, if we choose :)
monkey44 07/25/19 07:12am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Gas stations

HAHA - sorry guys, Truck Camper here, 22 ft total. We have no problem fueling or getting out. just sayin' :)
monkey44 07/23/19 08:29am General RVing Issues
RE: New Hiking Boots?

Gotta tell ya' tho', some boot companies make some really ODD looking boots. And, I have no clue why woman's sandals show up on a boot buy page. Some ODD looking sandals too ... And, yeah, I get it FB ads are not ME generated, but search subject generated and FB probably gets a penny for each exposure whether folks buy or not. Millions of pennies add up on the grand scale of web surfers.
monkey44 07/22/19 03:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: New Hiking Boots?

And, I only went to one site - and see ads from boot manufacturers I've never heard the name. Even got women's sandals ads ... anything for the feet. I used Adblocker for a few years, but decided some products interest me ... a very few. Even tho I have no interest in buying a product at any given time, but it's nice to know it's available. Plus, when I do need something, I know where to find it, and probably pay attention to maybe .01 % of the ads that post. And, yeah Crowe, ads started showing up while I was still on the page reviewing friends posts.
monkey44 07/22/19 12:41pm Around the Campfire
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