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partisan15

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Anyone from Arkansas?
« on: January 03, 2009, 07:12:49 AM »
Hey guys, im new. So i was looking through this, and i got to wondering...anyone from Arkansas have any tips on survival in general in our state?
Things like what to include in the BOB, lists of edible plants, hunting seasons,anything?

Offline Ragnar

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 06:34:30 PM »
No good tips per say but I am living in AR

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009, 08:17:40 AM »
Head nets and bug repelant are mandatory.  Mosquitoes and chiggers (redbugs) can ruin an outing. 

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 05:07:26 PM »
I second the watch for chiggers. you really have to watch out for them. Twice at the range in Ft Smith did I get bitten alive by them suckers

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2009, 01:02:49 PM »
well the only thing i can think of now is that i have two phases to my to go bags, they just got repacked from winter mode.
 repacking my bags twice a year gives me a chance to relearn where everything is and to look at exp dates on food. 
also change out water and update my med kit for anything i have just shoved in there or used.

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2009, 06:52:32 PM »
Bug repellant is mandatory, also consider Benadryl and Calamine lotion.

Ragnar, what range do you go to in Ft Smith?  I am a member at OFGC.

Might be nice to ahve a meet and greet here locally.  I would love to go some of the other get togethers but work putsw a big damper on that.

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2009, 11:26:51 PM »
Bwachob,
I am also a member at OFGC. I usually shoot all the USPSA matches there, but have not been in a while (got married last week, so that has taken some of my time) But I was planning on going there Sun if the weather holds out (does not look like it). We need to plan a meet up sometime soon

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2009, 08:25:32 AM »
Yes, or no I am here I am not from here.

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2009, 01:42:56 PM »
I'm in Garfield, Ar. and the ticks are the worst pest i encounter in the woods around here. i have been told flea colliers around your ankles will help keep them off. i  have not tried this yet but i can see how this might work. i bet keeping one on your BOB will keep bugs out if you put it down while in the woods.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2009, 02:00:32 PM by mlwilki »

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2009, 06:16:31 PM »
Hey!  I live in the stix just west of Batesville, and want to join the chorus about chiggers.  They will tear you up!  That said, I'm glad I'm here.  A couple of months ago, I was standing on the main drag in Newport, trying to sell a shotgun to a guy in front of his business.  People were walking and driving by, and nobody batted an eye!  And, here's the amazing part, NOBODY CALLED THE COPS!  It was as if owning and possessing firearms was a normal part of life!  GOD, I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!

But I still recommend you lay in a good supply of insect repellent as part of your preps.

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2009, 01:51:34 PM »
Hey!  I live in the stix just west of Batesville...

Gettin awful close to God's country :); I grew up in Mtn. View.

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2009, 12:40:23 PM »
I live in OK just outside of Fort Smith. I do work in AR... don't know if that counts.

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2009, 08:50:57 PM »
I'm in Mountain Home, AR.

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2009, 05:50:44 PM »
I'm in Garfield, Ar. and the ticks are the worst pest i encounter in the woods around here. i have been told flea colliers around your ankles will help keep them off. i  have not tried this yet but i can see how this might work. i bet keeping one on your BOB will keep bugs out if you put it down while in the woods.
  The flea collar thing will work somewhat.  They stop ticks that have to crawl past them.  Be sure to blouse your boots.  Any that attach themselves above will be glad to go to higher territory.  Thank goodness it is beginning to cool off.  Mosquitos are finally tolerable again.

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2009, 11:41:49 AM »
Mtn Home area here too! ;D

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2009, 08:56:53 PM »
McCrory here. And you ain't seen mosquitoes until you come to the delta! ;D By the way the hogs won tonight in overtime!!

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2009, 08:01:19 PM »
Seary here.  Looking for a way to use the rain fall to an advantage.

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2009, 08:55:27 PM »
Seary here.  Looking for a way to use the rain fall to an advantage.
Theme park for ducks! ;D ;D

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2010, 07:15:37 PM »
We're in Conway.

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2010, 11:47:16 AM »
just moved in with the MIL to save for a down payment on a house.  thats the bad news the good side of this is i get to do a four bed square foot garden this year and just ordered 40 dollars in seeds from seed savers.  starting seeds now and planting in the first part of april will be posting pics as soon as there is something to see

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2010, 06:22:33 PM »
Welcome! That reminds me of a joke(whoops wife is watching better do this later ;D ;D)

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2010, 08:35:14 PM »
Fort Smith area.

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2010, 03:47:54 PM »
Bentonville area.  We should try to have some kind of NWA meet and greet or something.  Seems like announcing yourself is great, but I'd sure love to actually meet some of you in person.
Could just be something really simple, anyone up for it?  Any ideas?

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2010, 09:15:37 AM »
central Arkansas

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2010, 10:01:21 AM »
Matt the Farmer a meeting would be great. When and where. I have store we could use.

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2010, 10:27:10 PM »
Since we come from all over, we need to pick a central location for a meet-up.  How about the Folk Center at Mt.View?  It is a pretty area and they have picnic areas, or they will arrange for a private area in their dining room for a luncheon.

Another possibility would be somewhere in the Mountain Home area.  Maybe Gaston's.

Maybe Chris70 would let us use his store.  That's assuming he doesn't mind having a bunch of strangers having a party in it.

What are some other ideas?

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2010, 07:54:35 PM »
Just let me now when, I will have table  and chair set up and coffee, tea and cookie ready. I'm in Ozark AR in the river valley.

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2010, 07:57:35 PM »
Nice area...  How is that for location from everyone?

good for me.

Matt

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2010, 08:03:59 PM »
IIRC, Ozark is just off I-40, so it should be fairly convienient for everyone.  How about a potluck and everybody BYOB?

I'm dealing with some medical issues, so any weekend 20-21 March or later is best for me.  We'll need some specific directions to the meet-up site.

Would also be helpful to get a head count once a date/location is established.

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Re: Anyone from Arkansas?
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2010, 08:11:42 PM »

This is my store just let me now of a good date and time for everyone.

Scotties Antique and Gifts
209 South Bell St.
Ozark AR 72949