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  1. Not easy to decide in a tough situation but it is based on the common good.
  2. I saw some near Memphis, Tn for $1.29 at several locations. I paid $1.34 at Sam.s club in Albuquerque today.
  3. I am in Albuquerque area now. I would say that the main reason is the health care system could be overwhelmed quickly if the "curve" doesn't stay low. There are areas that won't be easily accessable and staffing to maintain facilities will be very limited and worse if they start getting sick. Fire season is about to start up and that could make it a nightmare.
  4. The hysteria is supplied by the individual interpetation of the information supplied. No one has to get hysterical because someone gives you information. The media would be vilified more if they did not do reporting on it at all. I get frustrated with them at times but I would sure rather have them than not. Even Fox can put out some factual information at times especially the local reporting but I sure miss Shepard Smith on there for instance. pj is surely right. I will never understand why they don't maintain a stock all along if they can. I used to. If I had more room I would keep up a stock of very basic supplies------including Tp
  5. I just got word that my volunteer district won't be using volunteers at some locations for the time being. Like the front desk at the Ranger Station,
  6. Thanks, I have been a little behind so I haven't had a chance to fool with it but will look into your suggestions as soon as possible. All help is always appreciated.
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    Bobbyb,, there used to be a lot more activity here but sometimes I guess folks come and go and it changes. Seems to me there was one lady that posted almost daily for a while. There used to be more activity on quite a few threads on discussions board but I know a lot have disappeared or at least cut back. Even me. Somewhere on the food thread there were quite a few posts about cooking rattlesnake.
  8. I had W7 home premium and recently upgraded old computer to W10 on the download that was not supposed to be able to be used for free. On W7 I had sticky notes on it with notes. The new W10 has sticky notes but I don't think my old notes migrated. Anyone know if it did and just can't figure out how to use it.
  9. works great off the 120v adapter, at least the one I bought. I think I got mine off ebay way back when. I have mine plugged into an plug in switch that plugs into an outlet then the mobley and I can turn off power with switch without have to unplug.
  10. What ever you get make sure it is keyed for rv coverage. And get it sooner than later making sure you know your coverage before you ever need it and I hope you never need it. There is a good chance it won;t go as smoothly as they advertise but stay calm and it can be totally invaluable if you really need it.
  11. I get why you need to be carefull but I have seen many people that just don't like to pass anywhere if they can avoid it. They may only be going at the same speed and don't see the need to pass if they have to speed to pass. Some folks respect a good truck drivers judgment and find it somewhat reassuring to tag along so to speak even if it isn't always a good idea. Sometimes stuff happens. I had to tail a trucker on I10 from just west of Deming to Lordsburg at night with just park lights due to a generator failure trying to make the battery last so I wouldn't have been stranded with an infant in the middle of nowhere. High value or high security loads are not marked for sure so the average driver doesn't have a clue. I guess none of this is ideal but in most cases it is harmless even if misguided sometimes. Seems like common sense to me.
  12. Why don't you consider contacting them or somewhere else in that area about volunteering there for a host site with full hook ups. When I did it the work was very easy physically. There is so much to see in that area an extended time is really needed. It can make a little difference depending on who you get as co-hosts during the busy part of the season. It was so easy I worked everyday for 2 months when a co-host bowed out on short notice and still sight see'd my rear end off. Some of the week days I might have only worked 1/2 hour to an hour. The ranger I worked for said just take off several days in mid week but it made our life easier by doing it every day. When I finally got 2 sets of cohost they were at odds with each other for no good reason I could see but I got along with both couples. The busiest time for host is usually Friday and Sat late day to early evening. Another thing is that it is good if you can stay at some reasonbly near campground for a couple of nights and scout your travel route to the park unhooked if you are towing or with your toad if in a motor home. About one of the best times to go around the beltway is Sunday morning. Good Luck On the cheap really works for me.
  13. I volunteered there around 2004. Unless it has changed there is no individual water and sewer hook ups. There is a dump station in the park. A good bit of it is pretty tree shaded. And I believe generators have to be shut down by 10pm, This is a great little park in a good location but it is also hot and humid in that area in the summer. I believe there were 3 full hook up sites for hosts. Check about what is available before you commit 100%. I would have had a hard time staying there without Air Conditioning. Also watch out for deer as you drive through the park especially morning and evenings.
  14. Will not work everywhere and can be dangerous . One of the large state parks I volunteered at had this set up but it had a maximum availabe at the site was 30A. It is risky for your wiring and the wiring at the post.
  15. Am I missing something about at least part of 287. My experience has been 287 between Amarillo and Henrietta Tx. I don't recall any issues on that portion.
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