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    11-21-2017, 09:09 PM
    CapnGimp replied to a thread Reflections in Life
    Good hearing from ya John, hope you and your wife have a happy turkey day too. I'm the only one in the community here :D , so there aren't any peers...
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    11-21-2017, 08:57 PM
    https://www.facebook.com/koehnia?fref=gc&dti=2405918732 I just found his FB page, he is logging there. I sent a friend request and told him to come...
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    11-21-2017, 08:54 PM
    CapnGimp replied to a thread Firefox 57 in Computers
    On my desktop computer, which I use most of the time, I have a dual boot setup. I regularly use LMDE and keep it up to date. I also have Mint 18.2...
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    11-21-2017, 08:10 AM
    CapnGimp started a thread Reflections in Life
    Once again, I found myself on site again reading through old threads, this week. Missing friends and searching for all the good conversations to ...
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    11-21-2017, 06:45 AM
    CapnGimp replied to a thread Dogger turns 30;) in Life
    I'm remembering better times again. Wish we knew how the monSTARs were doing :) Happy Birthday mate!
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    11-21-2017, 06:09 AM
    CapnGimp replied to a thread Firefox 57 in Computers
    Found a You Tube video down loader and add blocker in one I have been using it for about an hour and have 5 simultaneous downloads going at present,...
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    11-18-2017, 09:41 PM
    If you hear anything, try to get a way to contact him, or tell him to post here, we are interested and want to keep an eye on him and help if...
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    11-18-2017, 09:37 PM
    CapnGimp replied to a thread Look at this 'chair! in Equipment
    I have my footplate above the ground a LOT more than that do reduce dragging. Not a lot of concrete riding around here. Short wheelbase also. I need...
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    11-18-2017, 09:32 PM
    I use a 2002 Tundra SR5. I take the rear tires off and throw them against the wall behind the passenger seat, I removed the bench seat in the back. I...
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    11-18-2017, 08:47 PM
    CapnGimp replied to a thread Shower/commode chair in Equipment
    For 6 years I had a roll in shower with a bench made of 2 x 4's (had 4 legs connected to each other on the floor with 2x4's, you could move it...
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    11-18-2017, 08:33 PM
    CapnGimp replied to a thread foley hose in Care
    I don't change a thing from how I have it during the day. It runs down my left leg at the inside edge of the kneecap. Legbag on the left also closer...
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    11-18-2017, 08:18 PM
    CapnGimp replied to a thread Firefox 57 in Computers
    I use linux LMDE mostly, and Mint on laptops. So the upgrade came at me a few days ago and I lost most of my add ons also. Later that night, they had...
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    11-16-2017, 01:47 AM
    CapnGimp replied to a thread Look at this 'chair! in Equipment
    Yepper, sure is sharp but it's an indoor use only. My guess is aluminum, the wheels and fender/back plate are, for sure. I'd swap sides with the...
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    11-13-2017, 11:30 PM
    I noted that, sure hope he checks back in. Shame he doesn't have someone driving/going along with him. That's a very challenging thing to be doing in...
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    11-12-2017, 08:30 PM
    How are you doing Nia ? Give us a location report if you are still on the road. If not, give us an update and let us know where you are and how you...
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    11-12-2017, 07:22 PM
    Just saw this, it's so sad. As others have said, at the very least he was getting to enjoy life again after many years of struggles. Thanks for the...
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    11-12-2017, 04:01 PM
    John's post was in 2004, waaay back lol I will post the link to the site below. Years ago, I bought a used one off ebay and used it for about two...
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    We would take everyone with us, the kids loved it, my mom loved it, I know those big boulders you are talking about, since it's such a small trail we'd bring steaks and make big dinners, bring wine, had a great time there and yes mr. ranger, the campsite was always better than we found it, the trail was pretty nice we liked keeping it that way. I've been talking to my sister about doing a hike there, don't know if I'm capable, if I can't we can camp by the river and fish.
  2. Small world. Absolutely, Minister Creek Campgound and trail was my responsibility one month every suummer and anytime I was working as the district wilderness ranger. Beautiful area. Many off the drainages along the rivers and streams have these enourmous boulders at the very top before crosing onto the level plateau. I use to take my Alaska Maleumute with me in the winter and stay in the many rock shelters used by the native americans in the past. Hope your Mother enjoyed the trip as much as I have. Just great memories for us anymore. I am so greatfull that I was injured so late in life and had spent my life working all over North America.
    I really enjoy reading your many interesting posts, keep up the good work.
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    Hey, we used to take my mother before she died, backpacking at minister creek trail, nice little weekend trip, I'm sure you are familiar with it.
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    hey how are u
  5. Hi. I used to live not far from you. I lived east of Eugene but not a far as Blue River. I used to escape to Bend in the winter to evade rain. Smith Rocks is a favorite place.
    Being a FT is a neat, different type of job. Working in the woods is great but does not pay real well. Bend is a wonderful, warm, dry place. I know you like it a lot.
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    My husband is a forest technician for Coos Forest Protective Association in Oregon. I think he has the same decor in his office as you do in yours :-)
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    I'm doing great, I hope you are also
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    Hi, you have beautiful pics up in your profile. Nevada from this site also works for the National Park Service.
  9. Hey, you got a pic up! Great to put a face with your words.

    That's pretty cool you're a forest tech for the NPS. **thumbs up**

    MaryEllen
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    About damn TIME you put up a picture! Hell, you look younger than me
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