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    Low income discounts on Amazon Prime subscription cost.

    Just came across a reference and found out that if you have Medicaid, qualify for an EBT car and several other types of low income assistance programs there is a discount on Amazon Prime memberships. You will need to qualify on an annual basis and submit proof of being in an eligible low income...
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    instant rice...tricks for quick meals

    I like having instant rice on hand in the pantry. It is very light weight and cooks quickly both of which are positives. But it is also very handy and cost saving. For instance, the other day I purchased some canned yams, they go on sale at this time of year. I took the leftover liquid in the...
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    Bye Bye tin cans????

    Of course I noticed several years ago that companies that make soup and broths had started to use cartons to package their products. The same types of packaging that those box juices and milks for kids come in. Last month I found condensed milk from Carnation being sold in two different size...
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    Great American Outdoors Act approved by Senate!

    This bill, The Great American Outdoors Act just passed approval in the US Senate, next it goes to congress then onto the President. The president has already indicated he will sign off on it.  It is relevant and important to this community as it involves the places we spend time in for our...
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    update, NFS campgrounds in WA state starting to reopen

    As more of the counties in WA state are lessening the Covid 19 restrictions some of the developed NFS (National Forest Service) campgrounds are becoming open as of today June 5 and then some more open in Mid June. Here is a link to the web page for the Covid 19 information on what NFS...
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    health care insurance policies changes for Covid 19 cases

    While of course it is to be hoped that no forum member acquires the Covid 19 virus there is a risk they might. The insurance companies have been making some changes to policies regarding coverage for Covid 19 medical care. Now don't worry the changes are to make it more affordable in some...
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    Tippy Tap DIY santizing hand wash with .14 oz of water? YES!!

    Tippy Tap....it's a real thing a way to wash hand with soap and flowing water. I is recommended by the CDC and the WHO among many other health organizations. Used in the third world countries at places such as schools where there is no running water. Great way to conserve water when van...
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    wild goats take over a town in Wales

    Just something to make you animal lovers smile. A herd of wild goats discovers that there are no people out and about in the town so they celebrate and have a fun day running down the main streets in town feasting on all the lovely green vegetation.  From a CNN news story video...
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    important food handling info for Covid 19..a must read

    First of all remember you can do as you please with your own choices of behavior if you want to but don't start a food fight in this thread as it is counter productive behavior at this point in time. You do not have to go into long explanations of how you do things either. This thread is just...
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    Amazon alert Covid: slowing down shipments of non essentials

    This will effect the nomadic community who rely on Amazon for many things they purchase. Amazon just announced today March 25 that they are prioritizing shipments for essential items. Items they do not consider to be essential might not arrive for a full month's time.  Of course it is unknown...
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    mail services won't close for Covid 19

    Just a note that the mail services including private mailbox services are considered essential services and will not be closed by the authorities during the Covid 19 restrictions on business.
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    Women Only - fever or hot flash???

    as if getting older and having hormone changes creating hot flashes for years was not already annoying... Now every time  we get a hot flash some of us will be waiting it out wondering if it is a Covid 19 fever or just another hot flash??? Fortunately it will won't take too long to get a yes...
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    Hair washing method, minimal water useage

    Woke up on this cold Seattle morning and I wanted to wash my hair. I am at home base and there is a shower here but I have been meaning to experiment with a concept I had been thinking of for how to wash my hair without a lot of water usage or making a splashy mess indoors. The method proved to...
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    jig for stamping VIN number on trailer frame

    As we recently built a new frame for the trailer if of course does not have a VIN number on it. A professional looking VIN number done with metal stamps needs to have all the numbers line up and spaced at the same distance apart. That is best done with a jig. But for a one time task I did not...
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    Halogen convection countertop oven

    Today I was gifted a little countertop Halogen/convection oven. No doubt you may have seen this type of thing on the late night infomercials as they have been around for quite a few years now being sold as little kitchen timesaver appliances. Free is good and my travel trailer renovation does...
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    faster to to cook foods

    Thinking about the changes one makes for Van life type of food preparation then because of the cost of fuel then foods that are quick to cook have a real advantage much of the year.  But in the wintertime if you have a larger sized propane tank and need to warm the place up then it is certainly...
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    fixer diesel heater on seattle craigslist

    If you are in Seattle area and dreaming of a diesel heater and you have handy person skills act immediately! There is a diesel heater in the boat parts section that needs a new gasket for the price of $20.00. It was posted on the evening of Feb 3rd. It won't last long. For sure you will have to...
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    make a pillow case with attached quilted head cover/blanket

    I invented a gift for my bald headed friend who lives on a boat in the NW. He gets cold at night and for years has put an extra pillow on top of his head to keep it warm but of course that tends to fall off now and again. So for Christmas I made a special project out of fleece fabric. It is a...
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    Women Only reduce power tool use anxiety levels

    Over the years I have taught people how to use a variety of power tools. I like teaching women and I recognize that quite a few have little to no experience with those potentially dangerous and quite often very noisy tools. First of all anxiety about using new  tools has several components. One...
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    pizza stone that fits into a Coleman stove-top oven

    Waykea 9” Round Pizza Stone for Toaster Oven | Cordierite Grilling Stone Bread Baking Stone for Grill, Oven Small enough to fit inside a Coleman stove top camping oven. Sold on Amazon, today's price on it was $18.99 include free shipping with an Amazon Prime account. It is a lead free...
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