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Old 09-28-2014, 10:07 PM   #31
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Am I the only one that thinks that leaf blowers are the most ridiculous power tool ever invented? Here in the Northeast, we have our fair share of fall foliage, which all eventually loses its enchantment and drops to the ground. This is where the local homeowner (and by extension, CG resident) whips out his trusty gas/electric powered leaf blower in a vain attempt to one-up Mother Nature and banish the leaves to their neighbor's property. If you think those leaves you're blowing into a pile and off your lawn out into the street aren't going to blow back into your yard, you're smoking some serious cedar shrub.

Now a leaf vacuum and mulcher--that's the Shiznit right there!
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Old 09-28-2014, 10:26 PM   #32
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Leaf blowers should be banned in campgrounds except for staff. Not only is the noise offensive but the debree could damage property or harm some one.

Seriously?
Are you talking about my 12 amp electric leaf blower or a 50 calibre cannon? I don't see how the debris from my blower (debris here meaning leaves) could harm even a weakling unless he stuck his eyeball 6" in front of my air spout. People must use blowers powered by J47 engines in your neck of the woods. Ha!


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Old 09-28-2014, 11:06 PM   #33
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I hardly think my outside speakers and tv on ,so only I can hear them, are more annoying than screaming kids (I got those too) or the yapping dog....I respect ALL quiet hours. ......Ive had grumpy old people come and complain about the kids (not even mine) at 8pm on a holiday weekend (quiet hours at 10pm).....I think some people just WANT something to complain about because its the only thing they got going in life..��
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:15 AM   #34
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Had a guy use one to blow dry his Harley at a state park last year. Middle of the day but, still....I go to these places to get away from the noise.
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:51 AM   #35
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I take my (Backpac blower) when we go (Snowmobiling)! Removes the Snow from (Truck-trailer-snowmobiles-steps of motel/house)! Noise is a way of Life when your Snowmobiling! Youroo!! Just like a Harley (Loud Pipes Save Lives)!
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:06 AM   #36
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There is nice new item called a broom.. They are small easily stored and don't make any noise. They work great to clear a small area like a campsite.

WARNING - THESE DEVICES DO REQUIRE A MINIMAL AMOUNT OF EFFORT BE EXERTED.
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:19 PM   #37
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There is nice new item called a broom.. They are small easily stored and don't make any noise. They work great to clear a small area like a campsite.

WARNING - THESE DEVICES DO REQUIRE A MINIMAL AMOUNT OF EFFORT BE EXERTED.
You're kidding, right?
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:33 PM   #38
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I always take pics ryand, at my age itís the only way I can remember where I have been.

Wakonda state park sounds like an interesting park with a swimming beach and six lakes that attract migratory water fowl. The campground has about 80 campsites and 4 or 8 of them are full hookup sites depending on which webpage you look at. Iím guessing the park recently upgraded from 4 to 8 full hookup sites. Wakonda is one of those parks that have never been on my radar so Iím looking forward to spending a couple of nights there and checking it out. The corps parks we have in our area are hard to beat though.
We were there in the summer of 1994. It was recovering from being flooded out in '93. Primarily catfishing in the lakes and as you might imagine it was not at its best appearance, many muddy cabins awaiting tear down and mosquitoes waiting on late night fishermen. Should be well recovered by now and I think there were many improvements planned over the original park.
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:37 PM   #39
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Why were they in a Trout stream with a Leaf blower ? Youroo!!
youroo they had to wake up the trout
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