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Old 02-10-2016, 03:03 AM   #21
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After a bit of digging I found Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma. They have campsites available to reserve for group rates. Power hook-ups optional. Seems friendly enough with year round operations. May want to look at either a springtime or fall get-together there. Fairly central to most. I know I can make the trip with Heavy. Wifie has access to local grocery stores within a reasonable distance, so I got the OK from her.

Loved this area! Been quite a while since I've been there, but it was so peaceful when I really needed it.

There is also a huge National Forest in Arkansas that I'd love to explore.
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Old 02-10-2016, 07:30 AM   #22
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i was working on a weekend get together at a local state park in the jefferson national forest in the south west corner of va. on a fri and sat night. electric, water and internet. no cost in exchange for 4 hours volunteering , picking up trash maintenance stuff. i was thinking in april. lots of thru hikers in the area at that time. (appalachian trail) good time to cook a hog!
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Old 02-10-2016, 10:20 AM   #23
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Hmm! The middle of OK is not what my East Coast mindset would have picked as halfway, but the numbers aren't lying - 1375 miles from my place in Silver Spring MD and 1550 from my place in Keene NH. I was looking at the middle of NE or KS as a halfway point, and that's due south. Works for me!

I've been to Jefferson Forest in sw VA as a Boy Scout. Nice! but I love anything in the Appalachian/Great Smokies.
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Old 02-10-2016, 10:50 AM   #24
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Note that the geographical center of the contiguous 48 is near Lebanon in Smith County, Kansas 39°50′N 98°35′W / 39.833°N 98.583°W / 39.833; -98.583 (Geographic Center of the Contiguous United States).
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:33 AM   #25
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yeah, but as a KS resident I can safely say that nobody wants to meet up there... nothing but flat dusty land and high winds...
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Works for me as long as it isn't held during tornado season.

Toto doesn't want to go back there again.
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Yeah Tango, that's why I suggested either spring or fall as good times to meet there. Tornado season begins in June and goes through September. I'm thinking either late April/early May in the spring or Thanksgiving Break for fall. Those times would be good for demonstrating off-grind living and the values of proper insulation among other things.

BTW, Tango, you actually FOUND Toto?!?!?!?! Last time I saw that dog was at 3,000 feet going about 150 mph out of the vortex............. Kansas can be brutal. Heck, so can Illinois and Indiana for that matter (having lived in those states for more than half my life).......

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Actually, Toto came down in a deep snow drift in the old Czech Republic. It cost us $100 in Korunas, some AK-47 parts and a new I-Phone and postage to get him shipped back.
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WOW, never knew Toto was such the international traveler! I never guessed that "global warming" and "ozone distortion" have had such an impact upon such a simple tornado from the '30's..... Dorothy must be wondering where the pooch went to as well....... I guess I got a little

Now back to our fearless leader Dred and his decisions about where and when we're going to meet.......

Sorry Dred.......
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