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  YARC Camp
Posted by: Cammalu - 11-30-2018, 06:07 AM - Forum: YARC - Replies (76)

I got word that Doug was at YARC Camp for a few days but nobody was there yet. He left for now but left benches at the fire pit.

We just can’t make it yet and will be traveling thru Missouri first to pick on Mo and Anna then heading to CO for at least one night then on to Q.

Putts, if you can hear me, I know you are heading to YARC Camp but you might want to get ahold of Doug (Abnorm) so you won’t be alone there.

Anyone else heading in that direction? Early birds get the best spot.

Also is there anyone else near our route that we can visit on our way west? We promise to only stay a night in your driveway at the most.

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  Need to be mobile!
Posted by: minddroool - 11-29-2018, 10:41 PM - Forum: Member buy,sell and trade - Replies (11)

Can anyone give advice on finding a used, cheap but relatively together van or small motorhome? I need to be mobile again! I am still trying to figure out how to use this board... Patients, please.

Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk

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  Suaoki power pack problem recharging from van
Posted by: Kaylee - 11-29-2018, 09:18 PM - Forum: Solar/Electrical - Replies (18)

My 150 Watt-hour Suaoki portable power pack/station is having issues being recharged via a car port charger, in the van (i.e. Fawkes/FI).

If the power pack is only slightly drained (> 80% full), it seems to work ok.

If the pack is below that, it doesn't seem to charge at all, even over the period of a full day.

Any thoughts?

My first thought was the cord was bad, but then I recognized the pattern above.
I've tried it in both ports, and wiggled/etc.
GypsyDogs also fiddled with it.
We're both perplexed.

The van does not currently have an inverter, so I need it for all my non-USB stuff that doesn't have a car charger cord (i.e. laptop, chromebook).

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  A laugh for today
Posted by: RoamingKat - 11-29-2018, 08:34 PM - Forum: YARC - Replies (11)

It is a long story and it copied from Facebook source unknown but please don't attempt anything when you read this... especially don't be drinking anything.   I was holding my sides they ached so much:

My night began as any other normal weeknight. Come home, fix dinner, and play with the kids. I then had the thought that would ring painfully in my mind for the next few hours: ‘Maybe I should pull the waxing kit out of the medicine cabinet.’

So I headed to the site of my demise: the bathroom. It was one of those ‘cold wax’ kits. No melting a clump of hot wax, you just rub the strips together in your hand, they get warm and you peel them apart and press them to your leg (or wherever else) and you pull the hair right off

No mess, no fuss.

How hard can it be?

I mean, I’m not a genius, but I am mechanically inclined enough to figure this out.

So I pull one of the thin strips out. Its two strips facing each other stuck together. Instead of rubbing them together, my genius kicks in so I get out the hair dryer and heat it to 1000 degrees.

I lay the strip across my thigh. Hold the skin around it tight and pull.

It works!

OK, so it wasn’t the best feeling, but it wasn’t too bad. I can do this! Hair removal no longer eludes me!

I am She-rah, fighter of all wayward body hair and maker of smooth skin extraordinaire.

With my next wax strip I move north after checking on the kids, I sneak back into the bathroom, for the ultimate hair fight.

I drop my panties and place one foot on the toilet.

Using the same procedure, I apply the wax strip across the right side of my bikini line, covering the right half of my hoo-ha and stretching down to the inside of my butt cheek (it was a long strip) ..

I inhale deeply and brace myself…RRRRIIIPPP!!!

I’m blind!!! Blinded from pain!!!!….OH MY GAWD!!!!!!!!!

Vision returning, I notice that I’ve only managed to pull off half the strip.

CRAP!

Another deep breath and RIPP!

Everything is spinning and spotted.

I think I may pass out…must stay conscious…must stay conscious.

Do I hear crashing drums???

Breathe, breathe…OK, back to normal.

I want to see my trophy – a wax covered strip, the one that has caused me so much pain, with my hairy pelt sticking to it. I want to revel in the glory that is my triumph over body hair. I hold up the strip!

There’s no hair on it.

Where is the hair???

WHERE IS THE WAX???

Slowly I ease my head down, foot still perched on the toilet. I see the hair. The hair that should be on the strip…it’s not! I touch. .. I am touching wax!!

I run my fingers over the most sensitive part of my body, which is now covered in cold wax and matted hair. Then I make the next BIG mistake…remember my foot is still propped upon the toilet? I know I need to do something. So I put my foot down.

Sealed shut! My butt is sealed shut. Sealed shut!

I penguin walk around the bathroom trying to figure out what to do and think to myself ‘Please don’t let me get the urge to poop. My head may pop off!’

What can I do to melt the wax?

Hot water!! Hot water melts wax!!

I’ll run the hottest water I can stand into the bathtub, get in, immerse the wax-covered bits and the wax should melt and I can gently wipe it off, right???

*WRONG!!!!!!!*

I get in the tub – the water is slightly hotter than that used to torture prisoners of war or sterilize surgical equipment – I sit.

Now, the only thing worse than having your nether regions glued together, is having them glued together and then glued to the bottom of the tub…in scalding hot water.

Which, by the way, doesn’t melt cold wax.

So, now I’m stuck to the bottom of the tub as though I had cemented myself to the porcelain!! God bless the man who had convinced me a few months ago to have a phone put in the bathroom!!!!!

I call my friend, thinking surely she has waxed before and has some secret of how to get me undone. It’s a very good conversation starter ‘So, my butt and hoo-ha are glued together to the bottom of the tub!’

There is a slight pause.

She doesn’t know any secret tricks for removal but she does try to hide her laughter from me. She wants to know exactly where the wax is located, ‘Are we talking cheeks or hole or hoo-ha?’

She’s laughing out loud by now…I can hear her. I give her the rundown and she suggests I call the number on the side of the box

YEAH!!!!! Right!! I should be the joke of someone else’s night.

While we go through various solutions, I resort to trying to scrape the wax off with a razor. Nothing feels better than to have your girlie goodies covered in hot wax, glued shut, stuck to the tub in super hot water and then dry-shaving the sticky wax off!!

By now the brain is not working, dignity has taken a major hike and I’m pretty sure I’m going to need Post-Traumatic Stress counseling for this event.

My friend is still talking with me when I finally see my saving grace….the lotion they give you to remove the excess wax.

What do I really have to lose at this point? I rub some on and … OH MY GAWD!!!!!!! The scream probably woke the kids and scared the dickens out of my friend.

Its sooo painful, but I really don’t care.

IT WORKS!!

It works!!’ I get a hearty congratulation from my friend and she hangs up. I successfully remove the remainder of the wax and then notice to my grief and despair…?

THE HAIR IS STILL HERE…….ALL OF IT!

So I recklessly shave it off

Heck, I’m numb by now.

Nothing hurts
I could have amputated my own leg at this point.

Next week I’m going to try hair color……

(Facebook source – original writer not known )

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  I KEPT MY MOUTH SHUT...........MOSTLY
Posted by: Texjbird - 11-29-2018, 01:41 PM - Forum: Builds,Modifications and Restorations - Replies (19)

YEAH WELL I'M MARKING TODAY ON MY CALENDER ANYWAYS!

  Big Grin CUZ ME BEING QUITE WHEN I'M AGGRAVATED IS A RARITY.

TODAY I TOOK THE SAFARI TO THE SHOP AND WATCHED THE SHATTERED SIDE WINDOW BEING REMOVED.
I'D NEVER SEEN THE PROCEDURE BEFORE AND I ALWAYS TRY TO LEARN NEW STUFF.

I ALSO SHOWED THE GUY THE REAR WINDOWS AND TOLD HIM I'D LIKE TO KNOW HOW MUCH THE LABOR WOULD BE IF I HAD THEM REPLACED WITH AFTER MARKET POP OUTS AND LOUVERS.

THIS GUY WAS AMAZING!  HE COULD READ MY MIND!
HE SAID "YOU DON'T WANT THAT"
   Angry KNOWN ME FOR LESS THAN A HOUR AND HE KNOWS WHAT I WANT ALREADY!

HE NEEDS TO WORK ON HIS ACT SOME MORE.

  I KNOW HE CAN'T TRULY READ MINDS CUZ IF HE COULD HE WOULD HAVE EXITED STAGE LEFT AS FAST AS THOSE LONG LEGS COULD HAVE CARRIED HIM HOLLERIN' "LADY PUT DOWN THAT 2X4  AND STOP CALLIN' ME THOSE NAMES AND MY MAMA HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT!"

I'M NOT MALE BASHING.  I JUST WANT TO KNOW IF THERE IS ANYONE ON HERE MALE OR FEMALE THAT HAS TOLD SOMEONE
" YOU DON'T WANT THAT?"  I'M OLDER THAN DIRT & I CANNOT REMEMBER EVER SAYING THAT TO AN ADULT NO MATTER HOW LONG I'VE I KNOWN THEM AND ESPECIALY TO A STRANGER.

CHILDREN DON'T COUNT,  I THINK THEY NEED TO HEAR THAT AT TIMES FOLLOWED BY WHY THEY NEED TO RECONSIDER.

SO THE WINDOW WAS INSTALLED HERE IN MY PARKING PLACE AT HOME.  I WILL NOT DRIVE THE VAN UNTIL TOMORROWS DR. APPOINTMENT.

NOW I CAN START HAULING AWAY STUFF AND ALSO GET THE SAFARI INTO THE SHOP NEXT WEEK.
I'VE FOUND A NEW HOME FOR THE REAR SEAT/BED.  IT'S GOING TO A COUPLE WHO NEEDS SEATS FOR THEIR VAN.

SHE SAID THAT A MAUVE SEAT WAS OK.  THE VAN IS WHITE AND THEY BOUGHT SOME BLUE VAN SEATS ALREADY.
I'M NOT SURE OF THEIR SITUATION,  I MAY BE ABLE TO PASS ALONG SOME OTHER THINGS TO THEM.

A GOOD DAY....SO FAR. A NEW DARKLY TINTED VAN WINDOW AND I DIDN'T TALK MEAN TO THAT GUY AND TELL HIM HOW AMAZING I THOUGHT HE WAS   Angel

JEWELL ANN & QUEENIE

P.S.  IS IT BREAKFAST TIME YET?

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  Coffee maker
Posted by: RoamingKat - 11-29-2018, 09:16 AM - Forum: Cooking - Replies (17)

What have people used?

I had a Coleman 12-VOLT     It lasted less than 2 months 
The next one was a small glass pot with the 12-Volt coffee maker (cannot remember the brand).  It failed after 4 months

The current one is a RoadPro 12-Volt     It was new on June 1...it just bit the dust.  6 months
—a quick note here...I cut the dumb ciggy style plug off this one and put an Anderson on it ... did it New out of the box...maybe that is why it survived longer?)

Has anyone had a 12-Volt last longer?       

Since I do not use propane, it is obvious I will not be using a fire to boil water.    What else do people use?

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  inspired stickers
Posted by: GypsyDogs - 11-29-2018, 07:01 AM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (9)

Ok.. had to make a commemorative sticker for YARCamp...

half size of typical bumper sticker.. (like the pirate yarc stickers..) 

thoughts??  (I plan on bringing a big handfull to camp)
   

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  solar battery 1 or bank?
Posted by: GypsyDogs - 11-29-2018, 05:53 AM - Forum: Solar/Electrical - Replies (6)

ok.. dumb question
with my limited budget/space/weight

which is a better option?

100 ah 12v agm x1  (~$200)
55-80 ah 12v agm x2  (~$150 ea=$300)

or, painfully$ but allegedly better
180 ah 6x amg x2 (~$400-450)

looking at having about 150 watts of solar on a little victron controller.

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  gas prices: map of state-by-state average
Posted by: Kaylee - 11-28-2018, 06:47 PM - Forum: Useful Information - Replies (4)

Since I'll be crossing several states in the next few days, did a google search to get a ballpark idea of what to expect, and found this great map & chart:
  https://gasprices.aaa.com/state-gas-price-averages/

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  Welcome to Mud Season!
Posted by: GypsyDogs - 11-28-2018, 11:05 AM - Forum: Pets - Replies (6)

Someone (Jas) found the Bestest Mud!

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he had a blast putting his ittle-ball in holes and digging around and getting it back out.

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