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Re: Tarps Are Worthless

Postby AlmostThere » Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:08 am

Tents are worthless, unless you set them up right.

Hay is worthless, unless you use it for something other than the furniture.

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Postby balance » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:36 am

Since this went over so well, I'm preparing another topic: Clothes Are Wortheless.

When everyone reads this and agrees, can you picture the HST meet-up: Hundreds of beautiful, naked people cavorting in the granite fields? :eek:
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Re: Tarps Are Worthless

Postby rlown » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:06 am

balance wrote:Since this went over so well, I'm preparing another topic: Clothes Are Wortheless.


Might want to pick another topic. Naked is not good at altitude except for short periods like washing and in the water or in a tent; pretty sure we all know that. UV is not friendly, nor are the bugs. But, do what you will.
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Re: Tarps Are Worthless

Postby Wandering Daisy » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:49 pm

Silly posts are worthless.
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Re: Tarps Are Worthless

Postby maverick » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:10 pm

balance wrote:
Since this went over so well, I'm preparing another topic: Clothes Are Wortheless.


So would be that topic. :\
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Postby balance » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:35 pm

I initiated a lively discussion on the pros and cons of tarps. To keep things conversational and friendly rather than becoming argumentative, I employed humor and hyperbole. It was a spirited discussion yet no one took things too seriously. The resulting comments which people made were interesting and very informative.

Following some light hearted banter about using hay bales as furniture, I suggested that everyone would agree with the topic "Clothes Are Worthless". I'm a bit surprised anyone would take this literally. But since three people took it so seriously, it seems advisable to leave all frivolity, irony or jocularity out of any future posts. Just to be safe.
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Re: Tarps Are Worthless

Postby longri » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:01 pm

Maybe you should choose a different avatar.

I did enjoy this thread. But I wish it had included pictures. Tales of enjoying serious weather in a tarp or a bivy sack come across a little too much like fish stories.
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Postby AlmostThere » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:51 am

I kind of liked the thread - had I wanted to sap it of humor I could have talked about alternate uses while using tarps on a SAR. But I find that mentioning body parts kills the conversation, generally speaking.
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Re: Tarps Are Worthless

Postby Wandering Daisy » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:59 am

Perhaps we need a separate forum "Laugh for the Day", so if humor is intended, those of us who interpreted the subject as serious (yet presented with a little humor), would not waste our time replying. I suggest that next time you intend humor put in a few of those smilies with winks, smiles, and blinking eyes so we can all be on the same page.
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Tarps Are Worthless

Postby Bluewater » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:04 am

Longri mentioned wanting to see some photos of tarp shelters in bad weather.

This one was taken near Lake Marjorie after a thunderstorm had passed:

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And after a storm near Lake 12,280 in Ionian Basin:

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If you're interested this video shows the actual conditions during the storm at Lake Marjorie. Things really opened up at 1:15. Pardon my brief use of impolite language.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A9BObykKiFI



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