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Old 09-02-2017, 12:39 PM   #41
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Many of those who are on this site were raised by depression era parents who also experienced rationing during WWII. Couple that with a robust childhood of believing we were hunter/ gatherer native Americans, unwilling but necessary vegetable gardeners/ food canners and the threat of no grocery stores and no utilities becomes a lot less daunting. We have lived a prepatory lifestyle for 47 years and will continue to do so I'm sure. Catastrophic events whether local, regional, or personal as well as day to day challenges bring out the best of character in the worst of times. Camping for us with the Escape is luxury. Opening a can of baked beans with a GI can opener and heating them up with a red hot rock returns me to my roots and makes me remember my incredible parents. Here's to making you're next campout a reality check.
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Just turned 71 today . Still grow my own vegetables . Not shy if going down the street to pick up someone's throw away if I can see a use for it . Still do most of my own work even at my age to further the little money I now have. Came from very hard working Italian immigrants on mothers side and learned how to handle money from my Canadian pop who was a Vice President of a bank .Raised 5 daughters who are teachers to RN's to having Masters Degees . What makes you think I need a reality check ? Maybe I am reading something you never meant . Maybe you misunderstood my original statement to the RV being sercurity
for us . Starting camping in a tent and now prefer a little luxury and hard wall sides . Pat
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Old 09-02-2017, 03:48 PM   #42
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT!!!!!

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Old 09-02-2017, 04:48 PM   #43
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Thankyou Tom for the birthday wishes ! Pat
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:02 PM   #44
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Happy birthday Pat hope you have a good one.
Nothing wrong with a good reality check, I get one every time I look at new truck prices


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Old 09-02-2017, 07:34 PM   #45
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Happy birthday Pat hope you have a good one.
Nothing wrong with a good reality check, I get one every time I look at new truck prices


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Thankyou Doug for the birthday wishes ! I hear you about new truck prices . Reason we keep the old girl running and she does Pat
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:59 PM   #46
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Happy Birthday Pat!!!
Nothing wrong with a little luxury and hard walls. And a good bed!
Glad to be not the only one "Escaping" in luxury!
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:01 PM   #47
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A very Happy Birthday, Pat. You've been inspirational to me this last year and glad to have made your acquaintance.
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Old 09-02-2017, 09:16 PM   #48
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Chill, Pat.

And happy birthday. Best wishes.
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Just turned 71 today . Still grow my own vegetables . Not shy if going down the street to pick up someone's throw away if I can see a use for it . Still do most of my own work even at my age to further the little money I now have. Came from very hard working Italian immigrants on mothers side and learned how to handle money from my Canadian pop who was a Vice President of a bank .Raised 5 daughters who are teachers to RN's to having Masters Degees . What makes you think I need a reality check ? Maybe I am reading something you never meant . Maybe you misunderstood my original statement to the RV being sercurity
for us . Starting camping in a tent and now prefer a little luxury and hard wall sides . Pat
Hey, Pat, you are doing it right and doing well. Happy big birthday to you!! May you have many more.
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:29 PM   #50
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:45 PM   #51
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Happy Birthday Pat!!!
Nothing wrong with a little luxury and hard walls. And a good bed!
Glad to be not the only one "Escaping" in luxury!
Thankyou Marry for the birthday wishes ! Yup love that queen bed ! Pat
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:56 PM   #52
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A very Happy Birthday, Pat. You've been inspirational to me this last year and glad to have made your acquaintance.
Thankyou Greg for the birthday wishes ! Also Thankyou for the help with the Allure flooring . Really love it . This trailer is styling now ! Pat
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:57 PM   #53
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Old 09-02-2017, 11:31 PM   #54
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Happy Birthday, Pat. You're 3 months ahead of me. (33rd annual 39th B'day!!!)
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:49 AM   #55
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Happy Birthday, Pat. You're 3 months ahead of me. (33rd annual 39th B'day!!!)
Thankyou Don for the birthday wish! Now on the other hand Jack Benny tried to get away with that line ! Pat
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:43 AM   #56
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Hey, Pat, you are doing it right and doing well. Happy big birthday to you!! May you have many more.
Hi Cathy ! Thankyou ! I sure hope so ! Have more things to do ! Pat
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:45 AM   #57
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Happy Bday Pat and many more.
Thankyou Chris ! I hope you get your refrigerator issue solved ! Pat
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There's some very serious weather events happening in the US right now. Don't you wonder about those folks that bought trailers (of any brand) without bathrooms or freshwater tanks and now they're using their trailers as "bug out." THAT doesn't mean you should always think about disaster.. but it kinda makes me go hummmmm.
Who would have ever though that six days ago my post and what I wrote could very well impact my life.

I've written about the fire raging in the Columbia River Gorge east of me. At noon today, a Level 1 Evac was put into place 80 blocks east of me.

Just a few moments ago, I heard on the news the fire has reached the Bull Run Watershed. Bull Run is Portland's main source for drinking water.

So while I may not need to leave my property to bug out (FINGERS CROSSED), and depending, depending on what happens overnight, I may go pickup Ten Forward in the morning and fill the water tanks. Right now, that just became an issue. Water. It has not reached the water, or the facility. Water is still ok to drink, Right. Now. Using my trailer as a shelter-in place is comforting when so many others are displaced and may never have something to go back to.
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Hope everything goes okay for you Donna. A few folks I know in BC have been evacuated, some were burned out.
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So sorry to hear, Donna. We faced a similar situation last summer with ash covering everything and inhaling smoke. Even though evacuation wasn't mandatory yet, we took the trailer and bugged out to a clear area. When the situation cleared we headed back. Ended up getting a nice unexpected vacation in a new campground that we'd never been to. Wouldn't hurt to pick up Ten Forward and keep going. If evac becomes mandatory it is much more difficult to leave.
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