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RE: A drone while camping

I have a Phantom 4 Pro, never flown over a campground, but have spied on all my neighbors here in English Ranch - take a look! http://flashalexander.com/piwigo/_data/i/upload/2019/11/26/20191126095812-c9338320-me.jpg width=500 I've heard great things about the Mavic, and Costco has those and the Mavic Mini, which also takes amazings video and stills. For RVing, I think smaller would be better for storage and ease of setup. My setup takes some time so becomes a limiter - I don't fly it much. The CSU Hughes Stadium was torn down since the university built its new stadium. So sad, here it is a couple months before it disappeared forever. http://flashalexander.com/piwigo/_data/i/upload/2020/04/08/20200408150613-eaa95376-me.jpg I haven't tried scouting out potential off grid campsites yet and wonder how feasible that would be. I learned early on with my neighbors, letting them see the screen together with me as I fly alleviated all the 'spy' considerations they have. It just isn't possible :) FWIW, I'm licensed by the FAA and the drone, of course, is registered. When you shoot it down, look for my business card in the battery compartment and give me a call :p
FlashBuddy 11/28/20 08:08am Technology Corner
RE: Any runners around the campfire?

Wow, I resemble your remarks! I was getting to old and slow for hockey so turned to running and now at 68 I'm running half marathons. For weight loss you will want to run in your "aerobic zone" and run longer distances. Pushing at 85% is great, once a week when used in interval training. Seriously, come up with a training program that will help you stay focused and give you more running health bang for your buck. My wife and I both train together where we have a day for interval training, a day for our long run and put in what we call "junk miles" in the days inbetween. Note that running every day is not such a bright idea since the body requires rest between those workouts that tax the body. On our junk mile days we're running what is known as a recovery pace; slow enough and short enough distance that it gets the blood moving and allows the muscles to recover. For such a simple sport there is a lot to it that doesn't meet the eye, or expectations. There are many books on the subject and I advise you pick up a few. They all coach the same things from varying points of view. Sadly, most authors are Olympic runners/coaches whose expectations and workouts are geared more for pro athletes - but the science still applies, just not the speeds/distance. Here are some book suggestions: 80/20 Running Stronger Training Heart Rate Training Paperback (easy read) Run Walk Run Method by Jeff Galloway The Ultimate Beginners Running Guide: The Key To Running Inspired Plenty of running resources on the web. Check out Active.com and Runner's World. We haven't even gotten into shoes yet! I'll have a lot to say when we get to that topic! http://flashalexander.com/piwigo/_data/i/upload/2019/09/25/20190925123629-66f0e7c2-me.jpg width=500 BTW, your sub 9 minute mile pace is pretty impressive and bodes well for your running future, especially if you decide to jump into a 5K or 10K race :B
FlashBuddy 11/28/20 07:07am Around the Campfire
RE: Have You Installed Your Own Slide Topper?

I would love slide toppers, but what does everyone do in the winds? We get horrible winds where we camp. Camp somewhere else and get slide topper from Amazon. Unless you're into windsurfing. https://i.pinimg.com/736x/14/41/44/14414495db8da2034aeba2dde1ac0d65.jpg height=420 width=640
FlashBuddy 11/24/20 07:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Needing opinions on solar panel mounting on "C" sloped nose.

IDK - Was thinking of making or purchasing portable solar suitcase to chase early and late sun angles?
FlashBuddy 11/18/20 02:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Harbor Freight Predator 3500 Generator On Sale!

California I think?!
FlashBuddy 11/18/20 06:49am Tech Issues
Harbor Freight Predator 3500 Generator On Sale!

Now's your chance to pickup one of the best values around in a 3500 watt generator. The https://www.harborfreight.com/3500-watt-super-quiet-inverter-generator-63584.html just went on sale for $799.99 Some of its robust features are: 11 Hour RuntimeSuper Quiet @ 57dbElectric Start I just purchased the Champion 3400 for $989.99. I liked it's built in duel fuel capability. Of course, after the fact I stumble across a YouTube video showing how to add that mod to the Predator. Note that there are more than one videos for this conversion. Find one that matches your learning style. https://shop.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/3/63584_W3.jpg height=250 width=250
FlashBuddy 11/18/20 05:32am Tech Issues
RE: burried in dog hair HELP

+1 for the FURMINATOR! Brushing Molly each morning has virtually eliminated the fine hairs piling up in the corners of our home. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61R0giTVOAL._AC_SL1500_.jpg height=289 width=640 Purchase at Amazon for ~$25.
FlashBuddy 11/17/20 07:22am RV Pet Stop
RE: WOW ! How did we do that ?

https://i.imgur.com/z5qkgf6.jpeg height=573 width=796
FlashBuddy 11/16/20 03:49pm Around the Campfire
RE: Any deals?

Background: Just purchased a 2021 TT. My shopping experience: Found the best deals from wholesalers, but when factoring in delivery and the fact that your not connected to any RV business for service - decided against it. I found a Colorado dealer a few hours from my home who had a better overall price than the wholesalers. Hard to say what kind of deal it was. They tell me the TT retail price is $35K, we paid $25K. That seemed to be the lower range seen around the net. https://www.rv.net/SharedContent/cfb/memberphotos/30156008/rig/Forest-River-Rockwood-Mini-Lite-2511s%20(Optimized).jpg height=360 width=640 RV Trader was my go-to place to compare new/used rigs. It seemed the better prices were on the east coast. West coast was insane :E Good luck finding a "great deal" and I hope you find a rig that checks all your boxes.
FlashBuddy 11/16/20 07:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Dirt road travel

While I'm just a poser here as I've yet to take delivery of our new TT, I too expect to be rolling down dirt roads where and as I find them. Have you given any thought to improving the ride of the TT by adding after market suspension products? I've only lightly looked into this and see there is an amazing array of products on the market; Equa-Flex Cushioned Equalizers Dexter E-Z Flex Suspension Kit Roadmaster Active Suspension MOR/Ryde etc. etc. etc. https://i.imgur.com/hI9Klki.jpeg height=572 width=768 Trailer Life has a page of information on the subject, if you know how to read technical jargon :h
FlashBuddy 11/16/20 06:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Corn, Corn and more Corrn

Hold on there pardn'r. It is 'absolutely' nuts to have kids at 72; Grand kids only! Love your write-up. Where can I buy the book and how long until the movie comes out? BTW, I have some real estate money to invest. Know of any good deals anywhere?
FlashBuddy 11/16/20 06:01am Around the Campfire
RE: West coast - Washington to Mexico...starting October 1

Exactly where are we meetin up and who is bringing the beer?
FlashBuddy 11/15/20 10:27am Roads and Routes
RE: Do we have to winterize if we use our RV during the winter?

Buy some remote thermometers that will report temps to your smart device https://amzn.to/3lwwMaJ
FlashBuddy 11/14/20 02:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Windshield wipers travel

What @Bumpyroad said. I expect you have blades that are too long.
FlashBuddy 11/12/20 07:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: To All Marines, Past or Present

Thank you :)
FlashBuddy 11/11/20 09:19am Around the Campfire
RE: Where to buy roses

Florists, of course have a robust flower delivery service as well as in store shopping. With their reputation at risk it is a good bet they buy the highest quality flowers from growers. The downside; they cost more $$$. Go online and purchase a silk bouquet or roses, those will last longer, thus keep in giving. Silk @ ~ $12: Buy at Amazon Buy at Wayfair
FlashBuddy 11/06/20 11:37am Around the Campfire
RE: I am now "terricited"

Awesome. My girlfriend back in '78 insisted we hitch hike to Alaska to make the big cannery bucks in the summer. We disembarked in Petersburg with $60.00 cash in our combined pockets and ended up living in a tent in the woods off "Sandy Beach". I survived the cannery gore while my girlfriend got a cushy job in the local sandwich shop. We came face to face with bears - literally. My bear story is one for the ages :) I'm excited for you. Bring a long lens for those orca and bald eagle shots, unless your in town, then the eagles are everywhere - like pigeons in trafalgar square! When do you leave? I want to gauge the weather you'll likely have :-O By the way, that trip cemented our relationship and my girlfriend in now my wife! Ketchikan https://live.staticflickr.com/3222/2816951273_0c910c377a_c.jpg height=244 width=799
FlashBuddy 11/03/20 03:31pm Around the Campfire
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