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Re: Tips and Tricks of a Miscellaneous Nature
« Reply #200 on: April 20, 2013, 07:27:13 PM »

Great idea!!

With the mesh part next to you it would be cooler too.
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« Reply #201 on: April 20, 2013, 10:14:13 PM »

Hey Dan... Maybe you can find some BVDs with pockets or add some pockets to spandex pants to go under 'cargo-pants'.

You don't have to sew the pockets on, use spandex fabric (not  stretched) for the pockets and put them together with fabric glue~! Its awesome.
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You might even get one of the ladies here on OCH to put something together for you. :clap
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« Reply #202 on: April 20, 2013, 10:29:04 PM »

Hmmm.  I have a pair of bike riding shorts that will most likely never see use as designed anymore.  Might modify those.  Fabric glue, never thought of that.  Found a super lightweight shell upstairs that covers suits for traveling that's not being used.  Perhaps that fabric glue will work for the balloon bed.  A balloon bed would be a fantastic lightweight and packable emergency bed but there is no insulation value from the ground.  Maybe I'll get me some of that glue.  The sequester is hitting hard for us contractors.  I've had about twenty hours work this entire month.  Frees up time to work on honey-do lists, writing, and experiments/projects.  Trying to experiment without buying so am repurposing what's around the house. Thanks CL.
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Re: Tips and Tricks of a Miscellaneous Nature
« Reply #203 on: April 22, 2013, 12:02:32 PM »

Dan....you might try a fabric with spandex in it for the balloon bed. It would have a bit of stretch to it and might hold the ballons to prevent shifting, making things more stable to sleep on.
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« Reply #204 on: April 22, 2013, 12:06:34 PM »

Thanks JQ.  Will keep an eye out for it while waiting for my wife.
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« Reply #205 on: June 12, 2013, 07:17:13 PM »

Don't know who can use this info but I talked with the folks who handle applications for US government jobs overseas today.  I wanted to know if the requirement to live locally in an overseas location in order to be eligible for a job applied to 30% disabled vets.  It does not so I can apply to my heart's content for jobs posted with 30%ers eligible.  Also an interesting tidbit: if the posted job number has a "D" as the last letter/number, 30%ers are eligible for consideration.  I know, I know, I was going to give up on applying for overseas jobs but I have changed my mind.   :giggle
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« Reply #206 on: June 13, 2013, 12:56:01 AM »

Atta Boy Magispook... Spoken like a man who has chosen to LIVE his life on his own terms. Way to GO~!
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« Reply #207 on: June 13, 2013, 01:31:23 PM »

That is good to know for a dh who is 60%.

Go for it and keep us posted  :clap
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« Reply #208 on: July 11, 2013, 11:44:59 AM »

I just had a "doh" (slaps head) moment.  I was looking at a cover for my Vapur Element water bottle on Amazon and realized it was made of fabric (like fleece).  It cost mucho bucks in my opinion.  Then, it dawned on me.  That's essentially a sock!  So I got out one of my wool hiking socks with the heel that cannot be mended anymore and placed it over the bottle.  It works.  So then I thought maybe it would be good for a metal bottle.  That works as well.  A cold metal water bottle sweats through the wool and I have evaporative cooling.  Better!  Bottom line:  most folks probably already know this but it was an Eureka moment for me so I thought I'd share.
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« Reply #209 on: July 13, 2013, 11:22:03 AM »

:4u Smart thought, Dan~! :clap
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