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by Polkster13
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Kizme, the camping cat, tries swimming
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Kizme, the camping cat, tries swimming

My new kitten doesn't mind the water either. She is usually walking around on the tub or getting in the tub while I am taking a shower. One day she just sat down in the water at the end of the tub away from the shower head and groomed herself. Too funny. I have never had a cat before that didn't min...
by Polkster13
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: REI Garage Sale Finds
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: REI Garage Sale Finds

I have attended them in the past and scored some nice finds. But, like any garage sale, it is hit or miss depending on what you are in the market for and can afford. Being a lightweight backpacker, a kayaker and a hammock hanger, most of the stuff at REI that I want I have already purchased or it is...
by Polkster13
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: REI Garage Sale Finds
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: REI Garage Sale Finds

Not every REI has a Garage Sale on the same day. We have three REI stores in the Austin area and I know that they stagger their Garage Sales.
by Polkster13
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Best slow cooker camping options
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Best slow cooker camping options

You could always get a small Honda electric generator that runs on gasoline. These are very quiet, but you would still not be able to run them at night-only during the day if you are at a State Park or similar that has quiet time hours. You could cook the food at home prior to leaving for your trip ...
by Polkster13
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Ideal Camping Vehicle for Hammocking and Backpacking
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Ideal Camping Vehicle for Hammocking and Backpacking

I have a 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 Port with 5-speed manual with an inline 6-cyclinder engine. It has 246,000 miles on it and I am just breaking it in. I do all of the work on it myself. I use it for scuba diving, backpacking, camping, kayaking (I put both kayaks on the roof rack) and also use it as a ...
by Polkster13
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Texas Trips
Topic: 9th Texas Fall Group Hang - November 9-12, 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1623

Re: 9th Texas Fall Group Hang - November 9-12, 2017

There are also people who are willing to share their sites that they have reserved, including mine. My wife and I have a site reserved but we can accommodate a few other hangers as well. If you need a site and don't mind being with others, feel free to contact those individuals that have a site rese...
by Polkster13
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Have we become too sensitive?
Replies: 21
Views: 791

Re: Have we become too sensitive?

When I posted this, I meant "we" as people in general. I was not pointing a finger at anyone and saying that this or that person was any more or less sensitive than myself. I know I have bias and I know that others have bias. I also know that when I was in high school and took a debate class, we wer...
by Polkster13
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Is this the future of campgrounds accommodating hammocks?
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Is this the future of campgrounds accommodating hammocks?

Well, from the pictures, it doesn't look like there are any tree from which to choose to hang your hammock. I for one am glad they are putting these structures up in the park. It keeps me from having to carry a "portable" hammock stand. As far as putting up a tarp, it can probably be accommodated, b...
by Polkster13
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Have we become too sensitive?
Replies: 21
Views: 791

Have we become too sensitive?

So, I am reading about a Google engineer who posts an internal memo [10 pages with cited sources] (Google as a company has promoted the use of employees doing this exact thing) describing what he feels is an issue with how Google is handling diversity in the workplace at his campus. I have read over...
by Polkster13
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Personal Locator Beacons
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: Personal Locator Beacons

I don't usually use anything in my first aid kit (except vitamin I) but I still carry it just in case. I also rarely backpack alone unless I am somewhere like a state park where I know I will run into other hikers on a regular basis. If I was to backpack alone in a very remote area, I would definite...
by Polkster13
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Sharps
Topic: Your go to knife
Replies: 31
Views: 5741

Re: Your go to knife

Multitool - Leatherman Style PS Multitool
Folder Knife - Spyderco Ladybug 3 (H-1 Steel) with Yellow Handle
Saw - Silky F180 Folding Hand Saw - Red Handle
by Polkster13
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Vendors
Topic: Stuff Sacks/Snake Skins
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: Stuff Sacks/Snake Skins

Hmmm, he must have changed his name again because the "Dealssatellites" doesn't bring back anything on eBay when I use the search function.
by Polkster13
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Dang it's hot out here!
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Dang it's hot out here!

We just wrapped up our annual Butt Bake and I was out for 4 days and 3 nights. Temperatures were in the high nineties to over 100*. In the cooking area, it got up to 113* one day. At night, even at midnight it was still 90*. I have a Dream Hammock Sparrow and used the overcomer the first night and w...
by Polkster13
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Sweepstakes!
Topic: Win an ESEE Candiru.
Replies: 32
Views: 2140

Re: Win an ESEE Candiru.

Nice. I am sure the winner will really like this. Good luck to one and all.
by Polkster13
Fri May 26, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: I SOOOO wish this forum was more crowded...
Replies: 35
Views: 2277

Re: I SOOOO wish this forum was more crowded...

The main thing I use on the site "that shall not be named" is their "For Sale" forum. I still buy occasionally from folks over there as they list some good stuff and there are a few things that I am still wanting to purchase (as if you ever have too much hammocking gear). Alas for me, most of the st...

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