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    Resolved On bans and power dynamics

    I think Matt and staff do a fine job given the amount of work it takes to make this a great site. There's nothing like it out there. It's a special place where misfits can have a home and friends. It works really well too. The vast majority of folks here are decent enough to follow the rules and...
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    Discussion StP Social Center project

    With nothing but time on my hands lately, I have been conducting research on mortgages. Having never had one, I knew near zero about the process and what types of home loans were currently available. I was surprised at my results which could be useful here. While traditional mortgage rates are...
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    Back in the Gila for some weeks. No sirens, no ATVs, no noise but the wind.

    Back in the Gila for some weeks. No sirens, no ATVs, no noise but the wind.
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    Making/saving money on the road

    Some positions also offer housing, it just depends on each place.
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    Making/saving money on the road

    You have to apply for the position. Most include free hookups and some will supply propane and/or a stipend for expenses. Check the listing on volunteer.gov to see requirements and benefits.
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    So, what ya'll think about having kids?

    Eww no. lol But that's just me.
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    My hip hurts.

    63 and still not dead although by all rights I should be. What can I say? Life happens. Age is a gift to be cherished, as painful as it is. I think Hunter S. Thomson put it best when he said “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well...
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    Texas Trainhopping in Waco, I’m 15 and need tips.

    There are certain people who are adrenaline junkies and daredevils from a young age. If they survive the more-balls-than-brains (teenage) years, they can go on to become one of those guys that straps on a wing suit and jumps off mountains, or free climbs Yosimite's Half-Dome or becomes an...
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    Photos Seeking isolation in New Mexico

    Once the exclusive realm of the Apache, the San Mateo Mountains northwest of Truth or Consequences New Mexico rise in solitary splendor and are managed by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the greater Cibola National Forest. Vick's Peak rises to just over 10,000 ft at the south end of the 40...
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    corona virus: leave town and go to the woods a bit

    As this evolves and the disease spreads, the response will intensify. The government will implement more restrictions on people's movements and try to prop up the economy with massive infusions of cash. Hospitals will be pushed to the limit, quarantines and shelter-in-place orders will increase...
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    New Mexico Hot Springs Camping?

    San Franicisco Hot Springs requires a short-ish hike and looks beautiful. It is supposed to be lightly used. https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7036488/san-francisco-hot-springs
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    Photos Big Bend National Park

    Best place in Texas. I lived in the park in the 70s and again in the 80s. Back then, it was virtually unknown. Well worth a trip. Spring Break can be crowded but there is primitive camping if the campgrounds are full. Have fun!
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    New Mexico Hot Springs Camping?

    I'm no expert on hotsprings here in NM but there are quite a few. Finding one that's close and not crowded is harder if not impossible. One I'd love to experience is Jordan Hot Springs in the Gila which requires a full day of hiking but well worth it from what I hear. Northern NM is still pretty...
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    How do you deal with stray dogs?

    Yell, throw rocks, pick up a stick, keep eye contact and back up slowly if possible. If attacked, pepper spray, pocket knife, sticks, fists, legs and feet are all weapons. Packs of wild dogs have attacked people in NM and AZ on the reservations. No advice on that happening! but I've encountered...

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