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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

November has arrived! my birthday is in a week or so. :D
 

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...well Happy Birthday!

I hope the up coming year is better for you than the last.

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Good Morning Campers :coffee:
 

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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

for those that camp with power, this tip came across my FB ;)
Wood Font Line Cable Electrical wiring
 
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Good Morning!

RE: theft prevention..

I typically chain high dollar items (coolers/refrigerators, generators etc.) to trees and use armor (ammo cans) to guard food against four legged varmints.
My longest camping extension cord is an inexpensive wallymart item. When the genny is nearly silent and it is only used during meal times or for charging the batteries, during the day; there is little need for a long extension cord.

When using relatively expensive solar to recharge the batteries; I stay in sight of the system (It will, probably, need some amount of baby sitting to keep the panels in direct sunlight, in any case) and rely on the desolation/isolation of the area to minimize the population. When the batteries are charged I fold and store the system, out of sight.

By camping in areas that require four wheel drive along with lockers in the axles and large diameter, high traction tires; just to run the Jeep trail into the area you avoid most people problems.
When you might see another person every other day or so; movement within the area becomes obvious & attracts attention.
IMO, folks that camp in areas with close neighbors of unknown honesty/quality have little basis for complaint when things disappear... or when the neighbors make excessive noise, etc..

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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

kind of hard to get real secluded with a 5th wheel camper. ;) but with a camper, comes higher-priced theft-able items. like my power cord, is a 50A cord (6AWG wire) so the copper robbers would see great value in it.

but yeah, ideally, i would dry-camp (no power or water hookups. just run with what you bring.) in as hidden a location as i can. but you can only get so remote with a 25' trailer. if on a road trip, sometimes you just have to settle for a campground.
if i succeed in my plans of buying my own land to camp on, security can be made better.
but if i get so i can hike a few miles with a pack again, then it opens up a whole world of campsites! :)

i have been mostly working on my CNC router table machine in an effort to get it ready to do money making work. the sooner i can make money, the sooner i can make my goals available again. STILL waiting on my IRS tax return that has been in delayed status for months. very aggravating when they leave me with nothing to do about it. it would give me a substantial boost toward getting my machine and the new shed for it, finished.
 

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Good morning!... 'er, afternoon...
...Your extension cord sounds like my welder extension cord, which is made from a quite long, 50 A, mobile home cord; and I agree that copper thieves could jump at such an item.
The terrain issues with remote use/positioning of of a camper have been what has kept me in a tent, but you need to do you own thing, without interference/attempts at influence, IMO. ...its (or should be) a different strokes for difference folks world, out there...
Again; Good luck on your machine & shed (& trailer)... and the IRS...

Enjoy!
 
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Good Morning Campers :coffee:
 

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Good Morning!
... been wrestling with the computer, before coffee, this morning;
Yesterday, evening, the screen turned green then black, then stayed black.

Had to fire up the old/used alienware computer to watch a movie last night...(worked OK but the sound needs optimizing. TV speakers, my monitor is a 31 inch flat screen TV, are less than optimal).

Apparently it was a video card failure. So, this morning, I dropped in a, well used, older gigabyte (4660 or 4650, probably) PCIE card from the excess parts pile, to get it going while I search for and order a replacement card.
Time for an expedition into web jungle of Tom's Hardware (for ratings & comparisons) and Amazon, new egg, tiger direct, etc. for purchase.
While there I'll likely look at better processors for both this machine and the somewhat slower alienware.

Smells like coffee's ready... So I'll be away for a while...

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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

normally, here in Maine USA, i have had at least a lite snow by now... yet today is 60F and raining...
i am not real crazy about winter, but it does seem unnatural to go outside without a coat or sweater this time of year.
 

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Good Morning!
Its been a bit chilly here; Colorado U.S.A., low 20's F at night and 40s during the day. Should get into the 50's F today.
Some what worried, this winter, about the vehicle battery, its getting about time for a replacement; started OK this morning though.
We had a light dusting of snow yesterday morning, this morning; just frosted windshields.
Need to put some gloves in the jacket pockets.

Started the holiday weight gain by picking up a pumpkin pie at wallymart this morning.

I intend to basically hibernate this winter, like most winters since covid.

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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

snow has just hit my part of Maine (USA)!
 

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Good Morning!

Here in central Colorado we might get an inch today...
Probably not enough to get out the snow thrower, thank goodness....
Need to get another snow shovel, wore the last one out last year...

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Good Morning!

Brrr... 18 Deg F and snowing with about 3" on the ground, so far...
Might have to get the snow thrower out, as its getting too deep to sweep.

Might be a good day to watch a warm climate movie (perhaps a vintage, 1930s, Tarzan flick or maybe Sahara (1943) w/ H. Bogart)... Got to break in that new video card...
... I think that I will avoid Nanook of the north (1922).

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Good Morning!
Slept in this morning (until 5:00)..
Looked at the thermometer, showed 12 deg F (internet said 7deg at the local airport).
Yesterday, I watched a couple of Tarzan flicks looking for Hollywood's idea of camping/expedition gear; wall tents, mostly, the standard oil lanterns and a cot or two; the heroine, of course, needed a make up table, with folding chair and supplies.

A folding wind up record player was also shown and was pretty neat.

... lots of guns and a relatively large number of Asian elephants (they have smaller ears).

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Good Morning!
Should be a warm day (mid 50s) here.
Yesterday, the battery failed in the explorer; so I pulled one off the shelf and installed it (not sure if the old one is recoverable, I didn't see a date code on it, but its likely long past the best by date...). I'll try recovering it then probably take it to the recycler.
Made a quick trip to wallymart (superstore) for last minute thanksgiving supplies...

Right now the thanksgiving day menu looks like;
Roasted chicken ('cause they don't produce single person sized turkeys)...
Stove top stuffing with gravy.
Candied yams
Sweet corn
String beans,
and roast 'tater

followed by pumpkin pie... (... and likely a loong nap...)

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Good Morning Campers :coffee:

so, in the US, today is Thanksgiving day. though some of the indigenous people view this as a traumatic point in history.
me personally? i see it as a day to enjoy family, good food, and to reflect on what you have to be thankful for. 🦃
 

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
And good morning too! Today is a good day to feel good and appreciate every thing that is right with the world!

Personally I don't think that either the history books or the most recent rewrites of history are all that close to reality.
...And certainly not a reason to not appreciate the Good things, and Good people, in the world.

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Good Morning Campers :coffee:
 
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