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    2014 GA campout, Oct 31, Nov 1-2

    October 31, Nov 1-2


    Here is the website for the location- General Coffee State Park just East of Douglas, GA on Hwy 32

    http://gastateparks.org/GeneralCoffee

    Located just outside of Douglas, Georgia at General Coffee State park. From Douglas, take Hwy 32 EAST towards Nichols, it will be the FIRST ENTRANCE on the left hand side. Go through the gate and follow the paved road ALL the way to the back where their is a gate and a warning about gopher turtles. The Pioneer camp area is beyond that gate. Sometimes the park rangers come along and lock the gate, sometimes they don't. They will not give me the gate code till the MORNING of check in. We will post it on the forums LATER in the morning and also, it will be on the voice message of my cell at 912.375.1480 You can always ask at the front office of the park for the gate code.

    During THIS YEARS registration (2014) I noticed that they changed the "check in time" to 1pm. I'm hoping they will let us in there before that, but the early bird types that feel like they have to be there at 10am need to make notice of this. If your sitting outside the area till 1pm cause you got there a half day early, don't complain to me about it. I don't know if they will let us in at the normal time this year or not. A Friday afternoon arrival time would probably be the best plan if you plan to come Friday. Course you CAN arrive any time over the weekend also


    When you come in the gate CLOSE IT but you do not need to lock it with the padlock, just put the padlock in place so it LOOKS like it's locked.

    As always, we are camping at the Pioneer campgrounds at the back of the park. This is nice cause it gives us a little seclusion from the rest of the park. Hence, no worries about SHTF discussions around the campfire bringing unwanted attention.

    Setup day is Friday any time after noon. Plan on leaving by mid morning on Sunday. Your welcome to arrive whenever you want AFTER NOON on Friday and stay for 2 minutes, 2 hours or 2 days! Some folks come for the weekend, others for a day, others for a few hours.

    We will offer a bunch of classes as normal and as always we are open to suggestions and volunteers for classes Classes are optional, informal so don't feel like you "have" to participate. Don't worry about "performance anxiety" or anything No one will put you on the spot. Seriously, this is a friendly environment and we always encourage people to try new skills at these. This is the place to try new gear, ask questions of helpful folks that have been doing this for a while and LEARN.

    Your welcome to bring your family. Everyone at these loves kids, but keep them from burning themselves, stealing stuff, running amok or otherwise going Lord of the Flies and everything will be fine. LOL

    It's a PRIMITIVE campsite, bring a tent and your own supplies. Their IS cabins to rent at the park and others have availed themselves of these at previous, so you won't be the first if you choose to rent a cabin instead of camping. Location is six miles East of Douglas and Douglas has Superwalmart, hotels, dining, etc. So if you don't want to "rough it" but would like to come, please feel free.
    Bring barter/trade items and it might behoove you to bring a couple bucks cash for trade/purchasing. These events usually have several people that bring a LOT in the way of gear.

    Cost for the campout is just $20. for each family.

    In the spirit of SELF RELIANCE and promoting the learning of skills (cooking in the field, etc) you will need to bring your own food. We have in the past had a dedicated group of 3 or 4 YOUNG men to cook breakfast from time to time but we will let them rest and enjoy themselves this go around. Their will be some firewood that I will bring but if you have any wood, feel free to bring it.

    Now, for those that have never attended one of these-

    What you won't find at one of these-
    *Very much conspiracy talk
    *Everyone acting like a ninja and going around all "tacticool" or dressed head to toe in BDU''s (we do NOT encourage that)
    *Open display or handling of real firearms. (Sometimes plastic "red guns" have been used for classes on disarming techniques, use of space, working angles, CQB related stuff)
    *Someone asking you personal questions- if someone does, let me know and I'll use them for choke demonstrations But seriously, we all respect each others privacy at these things, first names are fine. Call yourself Mickey Mouse for all I give a rip Opsec is in full effect. That means respect other people's OPSEC also! Don't be "that guy."

    What you WILL find at these-
    *In general a pretty damn nice group of people.
    *Kids and women folk. Not always in great abundance, but they are there.
    *Chance to talk/hangout with like minded folks in person, meet others in your area.
    *Chance to learn various skill sets that people usually have to actually PAY good money for.
    *Chance to test your equipment/supplies in the field in a friendly environment where others are willing to help you.
    *Chance to checkout/test/see other people's gear, maybe some equipment you been interested in but wanted to see in person before buying.
    *A whole lot of people with ACTUAL REAL WORLD experience in preparing, versus what you sometimes find on the net.


    Their is a gate at the back of the park that leads to the Pioneer campsite. As we get closer and the park announces the code for that weekend, we will post the code. It's always on my cell also from the time I get it. Other than that, it's a simply drive on blacktop all but the last 200 yards. Small cars make it to the campsite without a problem.

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    Sounds good. I was hoping it would not interfere with our trip to WV the end of this month.
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    on the calendar...
    hmm...
    early arrivals!
    folks anxious to rough it?
    hmm..
    well. if there's anyone like that.... they could meet at ? and eat lunch then hurry to line up at the gate!

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    Yahoo!!! Looking forward to this!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis W View Post
    Sounds good. I was hoping it would not interfere with our trip to WV the end of this month.
    Dennis

    We should both have some stories to exchange then

    Be ready for the inclines there. My PT wasn't bad and thankfully the last couple times I used the treadmill at the gym I set it on a good incline, but I was really close to tossing the towel in on the last hill on the last exercise!
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    Crap, not going to be able to make it this go round folks.
    Not only Trunker Treat with the kids but I have my company inventory that weekend and my sons 7th birthday.
    Someone please keep the jokes and the mustache alive!
    You know what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like this?

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    Looking forward to it. I plan to make this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseOwl View Post
    Crap, not going to be able to make it this go round folks.
    Not only Trunker Treat with the kids but I have my company inventory that weekend and my sons 7th birthday.
    Someone please keep the jokes and the mustache alive!

    Slacker LOL ...

    I'lil know more if I can make this one by next week.
    Hey Petunia...you dropped your man pad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by protus View Post
    Slacker LOL ...

    I'lil know more if I can make this one by next week.


    I will definitely miss RR's discussions. Yall can call me and put it on speakerphone.
    You know what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like this?

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    LMAO!

    Back in the day that was called a "party line" I believe.

    Now we would call that the "what if line."
    Boris- "He's famous, has picture on three dollar bill!"

    Rocky- "Wow! I've never even seen a three dollar bill!"

    Boris- "Is it my fault your poor?"

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