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Re: new gear

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:09 am
by Pure Mahem
I'm just curious how many people who experienced leaky seams actually took the time to seam seal their tent before using it. The easiest way is with that orange cap Silicone water repellent stuff it's quick and easy. Although i will say the first time i did use the actual seam sealer stuff. As for the other stuff I can't say. But I've always used a little unscented bar soap on my zippers. it always seams to make a good zipper work great and can sometimes make a popping zipper hold. Trick I picked up from my dad, got to love them old timers. Speaking of that, Oops please make out your will and leave me all of your stoves!!!!!!! I promiss I would fire up the border bomb every once in a while and post a video of it so Ridgerunner and Zelph could drool!!!! I there an age limit on stove porn, LOL!!!!:mrgreen:

Re: new gear

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:41 am
by zelph
Borde Bombes fired up are eye candy :mrgreen:

Bees wax on zippers is also good, no bubbles when it rains :mrgreen:

Re: new gear

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:01 am
by dlarson
zelph wrote:Bees wax on zippers is also good, no bubbles when it rains :mrgreen:
Now that one I've never heard before! Excellent tip.

Re: new gear

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:31 am
by Allen
Walmart just reported third quarter earnings of $3.033 billion. Someone's buying a lot of tents: :)

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/W ... 27C13BC%7D

Cheers!

Re: new gear

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:07 am
by irrationalsolutions
or they really went up on the price.

Re: new gear

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:00 pm
by Pure Mahem
With hard times more people are going where they get it the cheapest, Walmart! Seems at least one company's stock is going up.

Some Facts you may not know. Walmart employs more people than the U.S. Government and is the only company to do so in the U.S.. 1 out of every 5 people in america works or has worked for Walmart. The cameras on the front of Walmart buildings are not for acidents or theft control, they are to monitor Union activity. There is not one Walmart store in existance that has a Union in it, They closed it! Every new employee/operations policy that walmart has is a result of a lawsuit at one of there stores. Walmart employees can't afford there employers health insurance plan and often take government health programs as a result, Head CEO's know this and have not altered there practices, it would cost to much! There is an entire division at Walmart headquarters on standby with there own jet set to deploy on any store where union activity has been confirmed, they take over the store. People greeters are not there to greet you they are for theft control. Stores with excessive theft they actually put big burly guys in those positions. Walmart has plain clothes people walk around in there stores to act like they are shopping. They use them to encourage business and as theft control. In order to maintain the "satisfaction Guaranteed" policy of walmart a store manager has given cash back to a customer for a puppy they said they purchased from the store, Walmart doesn't sell any live animals except fish! There are trailers that are consistantly kept full of water and strawberry poptarts at walmart distribution centers in the event of a hurricane they may deploy immediately to pick up on the sales generated from it. Walmart sends all of its hourly managers and above to anti union training what they call pro associate training. Despite the billions that he acquired many years before his death, Sam Walton drove a rusted out ford f100. Sam Waltons dog was named Roy hence the Ol' Roy dog food brand name. The only thing freshly made in a Super Center is Bread and Fried Chicken every thing else is freshly unthawed, thats why the 2 for $1 pies at the front checkouts have condensation on the plastic wrapper. All the fresh meats are shipped in from Texas and are freshly unthawed as well. Walmarts policy is to give the customer any item in the store cheaper than the competitors solely on the customer's word. However store management always asks for proof of such sale from customer and most cashiers will stand there with a dumb founded look on their face despite they were told to do this automatically in there training. Sam Walton would flip over in his grave if he new what has happened to his company!!! :roll:

Re: new gear

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:28 pm
by zelph
Very interesting information Pure. Thanks

Way back when, you could earn 15.00 per hour sweeping floors at the Chrysler
assembly plant in Illinois. Unions

Re: new gear

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:28 pm
by Allen
Pure Mahem wrote:With hard times more people are going where they get it the cheapest, Walmart! Seems at least one company's stock is going up.

Some Facts you may not know. Walmart employs more people than the U.S. Government and is the only company to do so in the U.S.. 1 out of every 5 people in america works or has worked for Walmart. The cameras on the front of Walmart buildings are not for acidents or theft control, they are to monitor Union activity. There is not one Walmart store in existance that has a Union in it, They closed it! Every new employee/operations policy that walmart has is a result of a lawsuit at one of there stores. Walmart employees can't afford there employers health insurance plan and often take government health programs as a result, Head CEO's know this and have not altered there practices, it would cost to much! There is an entire division at Walmart headquarters on standby with there own jet set to deploy on any store where union activity has been confirmed, they take over the store. People greeters are not there to greet you they are for theft control. Stores with excessive theft they actually put big burly guys in those positions. Walmart has plain clothes people walk around in there stores to act like they are shopping. They use them to encourage business and as theft control. In order to maintain the "satisfaction Guaranteed" policy of walmart a store manager has given cash back to a customer for a puppy they said they purchased from the store, Walmart doesn't sell any live animals except fish! There are trailers that are consistantly kept full of water and strawberry poptarts at walmart distribution centers in the event of a hurricane they may deploy immediately to pick up on the sales generated from it. Walmart sends all of its hourly managers and above to anti union training what they call pro associate training. Despite the billions that he acquired many years before his death, Sam Walton drove a rusted out ford f100. Sam Waltons dog was named Roy hence the Ol' Roy dog food brand name. The only thing freshly made in a Super Center is Bread and Fried Chicken every thing else is freshly unthawed, thats why the 2 for $1 pies at the front checkouts have condensation on the plastic wrapper. All the fresh meats are shipped in from Texas and are freshly unthawed as well. Walmarts policy is to give the customer any item in the store cheaper than the competitors solely on the customer's word. However store management always asks for proof of such sale from customer and most cashiers will stand there with a dumb founded look on their face despite they were told to do this automatically in there training. Sam Walton would flip over in his grave if he new what has happened to his company!!! :roll:
Dito!

There are many hidden costs to shoping at Walmart. Subsidising Taxes, Employee Health Care, and
infrastructure are just a few.

Cheers!

Re: new gear

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:16 am
by Allen
I found a link to Eureka's outlet store, where they sell Class A factory seconds, and class B refurbished Gear.

http://www.eurekacampingctr.com/eureka/ ... l=deptnav1

I found the link in a tent review thread on a Motorcycle forum. Lots of pics. there's even a Tipi Tent:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthre ... 337&page=4

Cheers!

Re: new gear

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:02 am
by Ridgerunner
Nice links Allen, Thanks. Beautiful picture of the tentipi ! Do you motorcycle camp ?