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  1. macks

    Enviornmental/Conservation Projects

    I am hoping here to get some discussion going on environmentally oriented projects that are going on around the country. I'm sure we all realize how horribly we have fucked up many of our remaining natural areas. It's depressing to me seeing how many people realize this but how few of them are...
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    Heading out!

    Hey everybody, a buddy and I are taking off for some fall travel in about a week and a half. If anyone wants to kick it, drink beer and/or let us sleep on your floor in any of these places hit me up and we'll talk! We're leaving on the 10th of September from Salem, OR and making our way across...
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    Cascadia Free State

    Actions going on in the Southwestern Oregon area to defend native forests from logging.. if you are looking for something to do! http://forestdefensenow.blogspot.com/ <--- for maps and pictures ----------------------------------------- CALL Oregon Land Board member Kate Brown and tell her...
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    A trip over the hill and back

    disclaimer : this is a dream i had. none of the people mentioned are real. i dumbed down the details about yards and such but if ya'll think this has too much info still I'll dumb it down more. ----- .... on Friday my friend B drove A and I back to Eugene "on his way" to Corvallis. That...
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    Portland -> North

    Where's a good spot to hitch north out of Portland on I-5? Apologies if this is on here somewhere else, my internet is spotty so I didn't search. Thanks!
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    Roseburg, OR

    I'm thinking of trying to hitch south out of Coos Bay in a week or so down to Cali. HWY 42 (The Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway) goes right into the south end of Roseburg and I'd be hitching on I-5 from there. Anyone have any good tips of places to hitch out of Roseburg? Truck stops, good ramps, etc...
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    Eugene StP movie/beer/hangout night! Late January

    Towards the end of January there's going to be a night of train movies and beer and hanging out in Eugene! It's going to be at my place of residence and a lot of the details will be worked out in the first week of January when my housemates get back so I can run everything by them. However, it's...
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    howdy partners

    hello about me: im 23, spent 6 months traveling around the west coast last year and was interested in trains for a while before that. i like busking, food, trains, bikes, sleeping outside, the woods, the beach, awkward situations, books, meeting people, oh and cribbage. i play banjo, guitar...
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    Washington adventure!

    So I started out with my friend Kate in Eugene who is a good friend of a good friend. We decided to try to get a train out of Eugene, got a ride from the guitarist of my old band to the yard and waited about an hour and a half until four loud and drunk kids came and hung out. They were pretty...
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    Portland to Santa Cruz and back!

    Portland to Santa Cruz and back We started out hitching from Salem to Portland after a night of unsuccessful waiting for the P&W train to Beaverton from Salem. Around 4:00 pm we got a ride to Aurora (20mi S of Portland). Found a little jungle with a few old dudes in it by the onramp in Aurora...
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    Germany/Amsterdam/Prague

    I'm about to go to Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt), Amsterdam and Prague. I want to go check out some squats while I'm over there, the internet is not returning a lot of results. If anyone has info about squats in those cities I'd love to hear it. Any other suggestions of cool places to hit up in...
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    Folk Life (Seattle), Blackbird Raum (PDX), others...

    Folklife music feastival in Seattle, 4 days of free folk music. May 23-26, Seattle Center Website : http://www.nwfolklife.org Blackbird Raum and Dapper Cadaver at the Red & Black cafe, benifit for the Blackrose Collective. May 18th 7:00 PM. Blackbird Raum is one of my favorites! Good...
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    rashhhh

    alright this is a little bit gross but maybe somebody can help me out. i've got these rashes on the back of my knees that are itchy and painful. i think it might be due to either my sweat (and lack of showering), or my sweat mixing with some of the leftover detergent from washing my pants? i'm...
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    Hazelnut Grove needs help!

    So.. I just got back from a stay at a friend of mine's father's property. It's 6 miles from the central Oregon coast and you can only get there by a boat, which we have access to. Groups of people have been in and out this last week to clean it out thanks to the sketchy ass 'caretakers' that...
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    Olympia vd-day happenings

    http://www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=20080215094111783 Kinda crazy eh? Got some info from people up there that said the guy they arrested was pointed out by someone outside and wasn't even involved in the fight. He was also black and pointed out by white kids. Only speculation though...
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    DNC/RNC Resistance Conference Olympia, WA 2/9

    There is a conference for the DNC/RNC resistance in Olympia weekend after this.. check out the link for details. http://www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=20080110172259716 http://www.recreate68.org Hoping to take a contingent of folks up from Eugene. Anyone live up there? Happy to work...
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    DIY Ear Peircing!

    So a friend of mine wants me to peirce her ears.. I've had it explained to me before and this is about how I was going to go at it... Rubbing alcohol to sanitize, sewing needle or safety pin for puncturing, potato behind the ear.. oh also a pen to put a dot on the lobes before actually peircing...
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    DIY Gutbucket/Washbasin bass

    So I built one of these last month and I'm having some trouble getting used to it. I'm pretty determined to learn it so I'll get it eventually but are there any experienced players on the board that might be able to give me a couple useful tips? Or does anyone know of a zine or something? ps-...