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USA South / Free Campsites in the Southern US
« Last post by Yowbarb on January 21, 2018, 11:08:18 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_United_States  Southern US

US CENSUS BUREAU Subregion states:
TEXAS, OKLAHOMA, ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA, GEORGIA, FLORIDA, TENNESSEE, KENTUCKY, SOUTH CAROLINA, NORTH CAROLINA. WEST VIRGINIA, VIRGINIA ...

Yowbarb Note: and a couple more I cannot imagine should be counted as southern states.

For the purpose of this Topic, free campsites, I will post free campsites located in the above states, as best i can.
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EARTH CHANGES / Re: WINTER Dec 2017 - March 2018
« Last post by Yowbarb on January 21, 2018, 10:47:12 PM »
It doesn't look like tornado watches were predicted but they are up there on the NWS board now.
Tornado Watches now in ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA and TEXAS. Watches valid until 4 AM.

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EARTH CHANGES / Re: WINTER Dec 2017 - March 2018
« Last post by Yowbarb on January 21, 2018, 10:44:26 PM »
http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/discussions/hpcdiscussions.php?disc=pmdspd

Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
334 PM EST Sun Jan 21 2018

Valid 00Z Mon Jan 22 2018 - 00Z Wed Jan 24 2018

...There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms over parts of Eastern
Texas and the Lower Mississippi Valley...

...Heavy snow possible from the Central Plains to the Upper Mississippi
Valley and over the Cascades...

...Rain/freezing rain possible from the Central Plains into the Upper
Great Lakes and into Northern New England...

...Heavy rain possible over parts of the Pacific Northwest/Northern
California and Northern New England Coast...

A storm over the Central Plains will lift northeastward to the Great Lakes
by Tuesday.  The system will produce snow over parts of the Central
Rockies that will end overnight Sunday.  Snow will also develop over the
Central Plains, on Sunday evening, that will expand into Upper Mississippi
Valley/Upper Great Lakes by Monday morning continuing into Tuesday
morning.  The snow will be heavy at times over the Central Plains
overnight Sunday and over parts of the Upper Mississippi Valley on Monday
into Monday evening.  Overnight Monday, the snow will stop over the
Central Plains as the snow moves into the Middle Mississippi Valley and
Western Ohio Valley.  On Monday afternoon into evening, snow will develop
over parts of Northern New England continuing into Tuesday.

In addition, rain will develop over parts of the Middle Mississippi Valley
into the Great Lakes on Sunday evening that will expand into the Ohio
Valley/Lower Great Lakes by Monday morning.   The rain will expand into
Southern New England by Monday evening and into the Northern Mid-Atlantic
overnight Monday.  In the transition zone between the rain and snow,
rain/freezing rain will develop in bands from the Central Plains into the
Great Lakes, on Sunday evening into Monday, and into New England overnight
Monday into Tuesday.

Additionally, showers and thunderstorms will develop over parts of the
Southern Plains into the Lower Mississippi Valley on Sunday evening
advancing to the Tennessee Valley/Central Gulf Coast by Monday morning.
By Monday evening, the showers and thunderstorms will move to parts of the
Ohio Valley southward to the Eastern Gulf Coast and to parts of the
Mid-Atlantic into the Southeast by Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, upper-level energy will move inland over the Pacific Northwest
moving eastward to the Northern Plains by Tuesday.  The system will
produce rain and higher elevation snow over parts of the Pacific
Northwest/Northern California that will move inland to the Northern
Intermountain Region/Northern Rockies by Tuesday morning.  The area of
snow will be reduced in areal coverage overnight Monday into Tuesday due
to the lack of moisture.  In the wake of the energy, onshore flow will aid
in producing rain and higher elevation snow over parts of the Pacific
Northwest through late Monday night as the low-level flow become parallel
to the coast, likewise, overnight Monday.

Ziegenfelder

Graphics available at www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/basicwx/basicwx_ndfd.php
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EARTH CHANGES / Re: 2018 US Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
« Last post by Yowbarb on January 21, 2018, 10:42:11 PM »
Yowbarb Note: TORNADO WATCHES now in ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA and TEXAS. Watches valid until 4 AM.

...

http://www.weather.gov/

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=Tornado%20Watch

Tornado Watch
WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 2
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
1232 AM CST MON JAN 22 2018

ARC005-011-013-019-023-025-029-039-045-051-053-059-065-069-085-
089-097-103-105-109-115-119-125-129-137-141-145-149-221000-
/O.CON.KLZK.TO.A.0002.000000T0000Z-180122T1000Z/

TORNADO WATCH 2 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 4 AM CST EARLY THIS MORNING
FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ARKANSAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 28 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ARKANSAS


CONWAY                FAULKNER              GARLAND
GRANT                 LONOKE                PERRY
POPE                  PULASKI               SALINE
WHITE                 YELL

IN NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS

BAXTER                CLEBURNE              IZARD
MARION                SEARCY                STONE
VAN BUREN

IN SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS

BRADLEY               CLEVELAND             JEFFERSON

IN SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS

CALHOUN               CLARK                 DALLAS
HOT SPRING            OUACHITA              PIKE

IN WESTERN ARKANSAS

MONTGOMERY

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ARKADELPHIA, BEEBE, BENTON, BRYANT,
BULL SHOALS, CABOT, CAMDEN, CLINTON, CONWAY, CALICO ROCK,
DANVILLE, DARDANELLE, FAIRFIELD BAY, FORDYCE, FLIPPIN, GLENWOOD,
HAMPTON, HEBER SPRINGS, HOT SPRINGS, HORSESHOE BEND, KINGSLAND,
LESLIE, LITTLE ROCK, LONOKE, MALVERN, MARSHALL, MORRILTON,
MOUNT IDA, MOUNTAIN HOME, MOUNTAIN VIEW, MURFREESBORO, MELBOURNE,
NORMAN, NORTH LITTLE ROCK, OLA, OXFORD, PERRYVILLE, PINE BLUFF,
RISON, RUSSELLVILLE, SEARCY, SHERIDAN, SUMMIT, THORNTON, WARREN,
AND YELLVILLE.

$$
...
WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 2
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
1132 PM CST SUN JAN 21 2018

ARC027-057-061-073-081-091-099-133-139-LAC013-015-017-027-031-061-
069-081-085-111-119-TXC005-037-067-073-183-203-315-347-365-401-
403-405-419-221000-
/O.CON.KSHV.TO.A.0002.000000T0000Z-180122T1000Z/

TORNADO WATCH 2 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 4 AM CST MONDAY FOR THE
FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ARKANSAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES

IN SOUTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS

UNION

IN SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS

COLUMBIA              HEMPSTEAD             HOWARD
LAFAYETTE             LITTLE RIVER          MILLER
NEVADA                SEVIER

IN LOUISIANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 11 PARISHES

IN NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA

LINCOLN               UNION

IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA

BIENVILLE             BOSSIER               CADDO
CLAIBORNE             DE SOTO               NATCHITOCHES
RED RIVER             SABINE                WEBSTER

IN TEXAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 13 COUNTIES

IN NORTHEAST TEXAS

ANGELINA              BOWIE                 CASS
CHEROKEE              GREGG                 HARRISON
MARION                NACOGDOCHES           PANOLA
RUSK                  SABINE                SAN AUGUSTINE
SHELBY

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ARCADIA, ASHDOWN, ATLANTA, BERNICE,
BOSSIER CITY, BRADLEY, CARTHAGE, CENTER, COUSHATTA, DE QUEEN,
DIERKS, EL DORADO, FARMERVILLE, GIBSLAND, HAYNESVILLE, HEMPHILL,
HENDERSON, HOMER, HOPE, HUGHES SPRINGS, JACKSONVILLE, JEFFERSON,
LEWISVILLE, LINDEN, LOGANSPORT, LONGVIEW, LUFKIN, MAGNOLIA,
MANSFIELD, MANY, MARSHALL, MARTIN, MINDEN, MINERAL SPRINGS,
NACOGDOCHES, NASHVILLE, NATCHITOCHES, PINELAND, PLEASANT HILL,
PRESCOTT, QUEEN CITY, RINGGOLD, RUSK, RUSTON, SAN AUGUSTINE,
SHREVEPORT, SPRINGHILL, STAMPS, STONEWALL, TEXARKANA, TEXARKANA,
AND ZWOLLE.

$$

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Survival Tools To Better Your Odds / Re: WEAPONS [hunting, self-defense, other]
« Last post by R.R. Book on January 21, 2018, 05:59:04 PM »
Great information Ilinda.  Please thank hubby for us :)
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Ilinda, I haven't used the modern kerosene heaters, if that's what you mean, and couldn't say for certain if the Perfection extends the fuel supply further by comparison; it would depend upon how high you have the flame turned up.  However I can say that the fiberglass wicks last much longer than cotton and produce a cleaner burn without needing to be wiped or trimmed.

Advantages over a modern kero heater:

*cook top
*fuel chamber is safer due to not being pressurized
*fits into any decorating scheme without looking like emergency equipment
*completely non-electric unlike modern kero heaters with fans, thermostats, pre-heating element (Japanese models), computerization (Japanese) and piezo ignitors  :)

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USA Southwest / Re: Free Campsites in the Southwest!
« Last post by ilinda on January 21, 2018, 05:25:45 PM »
Yowbarb Note: I will be posting free campsites info on each US region of this forum.
Will take a little while to get to it all.


https://freecampsites.net/ free campsites

https://freecampsites.net/what-is-boondocking/  What is boondocking?
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Wow! Barb, this is quite a service you are doing.  In looking at all the sites just in one state, it is obvious how much information is available on the internet that ordinarily would be labor intensive to gather.  Still, even with internet, you will be doing a lot of research and I/we really appreciate this, as some of us like to stay off the beaten path.  A person traveling across many states could print out your results and have a nice database of campsites!  Thanks again!
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A double-walled stainless steel pipe strapped inside the masonry chimney can supply extra stability, as well as paying the chimney sweep extra to strap the cap on securely (they are generally left loose and can easily be blown off).  Of course this doesn't take into account a worst-case scenario.

I have a couple of the antique Perfection kerosene stoves that have been refurbished, and keep a small supply of KleanStrip odorless kerosene on hand, which is safer to store and use indoors, but it is expensive.   A tank of K-1 would make more sense for regular use.  With the bailing wire handle they can be taken out on the porch and lit, if desired, and brought back in.  The little stoves not only are collectible antiques providing heat, but they also provide light and a cooking surface on top.  I recommend using a fiberglass wick instead of a cotton one, as they will burn cleanly and last longer without needing to be trimmed.  (The photo below is not one of mine, but same model.)

Here are links to everything you'd ever want to know about them and about heating and lighting with kerosene:  http://www.endtimesreport.com/kerosene_fuel_primer.html

http://www.milesstair.com/Site_Index_for_Perfection.html


That Perfection stove looks interesting and according to the one link there seem to be dozens of them!  What is the advantage of a Perfection?  I'm pretty much a know-nothing about kerosene stoves, as we had three, gave away two, kept the one with a top grate for cooking, but still know so little about them, and probably just enough to figure out how to light it.

What are things a person should know, aside from ventilation, ventilation, ventilation?  Does the Perfection seem to last longer than other stoves on the same amount of fuel?  That would be a genuine plus!
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Image: burnished silver

I can't remember my dream today except for one small part which seemed to repeat. It was in my mind as I awoke.
I did keep seeing an object like a burnished silver round object about the size of a compact with a small stone in the middle.  I  know it was not a simple object like a compact, it seemed to have had "significance." I can't identify it. The closest analogy I can come to is an oriental type cookie with an almond in the center. The center stone was a dull blue color. It was not a disk it was slightly rounded on all sides.
Does this object make anyone think of anything?
Just now seeing this for the first time.  It does not ring a bell at all.  Have you thought about this since you posted it?  The center stone, in my mind, seems to have the most significance, although it was your dream.  Still, I wonder about that stone. 

When you see it in real life, you'll KNOW!  Let us know when it happens.
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I looked up the Arb cooler online, and it seems like a really handy piece of equipment to have around.  I had never heard of them before!
Actually it is quite a nice unit, and can be hauled around in a pickup truck, while plugged into the cigarette lighter, or some other similar outlet in truck or car.  The blurb with it said that even in 90 degree F. outdoor heat, the Arb kept food cold.  I assume they didn't store it in direct sun.
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