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Old 02-24-2014, 06:40 AM   #13561
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Collecting tires to build an earthship




http://denver.craigslist.org/zip/4345969051.html

Collecting tires to build an earthship. Need upwards of a thousand. Will pick up if there are enough to make it worth the trip. Also will allow for them to be delivered in any quantity .

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Old 02-24-2014, 06:55 AM   #13562
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I bought a slumber jack DoubleLite sleeping bag (Gander Mtn I think), rated to 0*. That left me a big safety net. I thought. I was camping close to Swasey's Cabin, it was a chilly evening so I slipped into the sleeping bag with my socks, jeans and sweatshirt. I really hate being cold.
I fckin' near froze . Like many other OCD guys, I like numbers, including digital thermometers with memory. And I had one with me, and it had an indoor/outdoor pigtail. Thermo slept in the tent-cot with me and the tail laid on the ground outside. Both of them showed a low temp that night at 35*. WTF

There were no motorcycles involved in this story.



Tent-Cot, thermometer and pig-tail. Condensation was almost raining inside, it took an hour in the sun to dry everything out.



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Southern Utah sucks, visit Kalifornia.

If you are well insulated then little of your body heat gets to the air inside the tent, So the air temp in the tent = the air temp outside the tent. This also means the if the air outside is below dewpoint then the air inside is below dewpoint and your respiration condenses on the inside walls of the tent. It rains inside.

One way to be warm and dry is to have your body make more heat and then use some to warm the air in the tent. Another way is to vent the tent very well and use a goretex shell bag.

I can't see the stars at night when I'm sleeping so I stick to a 4 season tent (and I only need to own 1 tent) and vent it well in cold weather (no bugs). In the morning I light some tealights in a holder or an oil lamp.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:56 AM   #13563
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I was part of a crew that built an earthship near Calhan CO years ago. In all didn' t look to be a bad idea except only source of water was rain collected off the roof. I think the home owners had a well dug after a few years of haulin water from town.
The walls had a couple thousand aluminum and glass beverage containers to go with the tires
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:07 AM   #13564
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:06 AM   #13565
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We're rapidly turning into Taxachusetts.

I think it's time to buy some investment property in Montana. Who's in?
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:22 AM   #13566
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You're in the peoples republic of Boulder county..
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:04 AM   #13567
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I'm about to register my bikes in Gilpin County, land of 2.9% tax. I'm guessing it will be less than half of Boulder County. And no emissions testing for cars.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:59 AM   #13568
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We're rapidly turning into Taxachusetts.

I think it's time to buy some investment property in Montana. Who's in?
ill sell you 75.5 acres in north idaho on the montana border with a cabin
looking out the window is montana
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:04 PM   #13569
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ill sell you 75.5 acres in north idaho on the montana border with a cabin
looking out the window is montana
Hows the snowmobiling?
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:10 PM   #13570
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ill sell you 75.5 acres in north idaho on the montana border with a cabin
looking out the window is montana
Does Idaho have permanent moto plates like Montana?
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:13 PM   #13571
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Wallace, historically known as the Silver Capital of the World, is becoming known as Snowmobile City, USA. It is the ideal starting point to access more than 250 miles of groomed trails near the Idaho-Montana border in northern Idaho. Sled right out of Wallace to acres and acres of snowcovered land in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. Wallace is also at the heart of a snowmobiling area which stretches from Coeur d'Alene to St. Regis, Montana, a 1,000-mile trip.
http://www.visitidaho.org/attraction...mobile-trails/

there is a sweet Bowl a mile from the cabin an with glasses you can watch the action from the comfort of the wood stove
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:19 PM   #13572
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Does Idaho have permanent moto plates like Montana?
no but they sure are cheap to register
http://www.itd.idaho.gov/dmv/vehicle...rationFees.htm
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:27 PM   #13573
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no but they sure are cheap to register
http://www.itd.idaho.gov/dmv/vehicle...rationFees.htm

Well if they have non-resident snowmobile plates, how about non-resident bike plates?


Or come to think about it, what do those snowmobile plates look like again?
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:36 PM   #13574
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That does look pretty comfortable, I have been considering a Therma-Rest Alpine Down Blanket

I sleep pretty warm and I think this would work well for summer/fall trips. My sleeping bags are great for my late season elk camp but wow are they overkill for summer nights.
The trick to keeping warm with a very lite bag is in the underwear. The good stuff from REI will turn a lite bag rated at 10 degrees into a minus 10 bag. The bag just becomes an air flow shell rather than mostly insulation.
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:19 PM   #13575
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Well if they have non-resident snowmobile plates, how about non-resident bike plates?


Or come to think about it, what do those snowmobile plates look like again?
Snowmobile's have stickers ($25?) Same for offroad bikes- stickers were like $25ish. That being said since we live up in the middle of nowhere I've never seen one.

Also since we have next to no trail users almost ALL hiking trails are "Single Track Use" meaning they are open to hiking and motos. Tons of good riding June-Oct. (Panhandle)

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