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#290771 - 10/05/18 06:45 PM Re: It Is Very Quiet In Here. [Re: Ian]
Teslinhiker Offline

Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 1386
Yes, this forum is a quiet nowadays. However like many other forums of all genres, social media sites like Facebook have captured the masses. There on FB, you can find any conceivable group that you may ever want. And certainly, there is no shortage of special interest and sport / hobby groups, which includes many centered on outdoor / urban survival topics.

The problem with FB groups, is the sheer masses of people, where many of the climbing / hiking groups have in excess of 20k members. In fact, one of the local hiking and outdoor groups has 43k members which boasts a high amount of knowledge and experience, however the signal to noise ratio, is often very high - which is the extreme opposite of this forum.

It should be interesting to see how traditional internet forums hold out against the ever beating social media drum, especially quality forums such as ETS. There is beyond a wealth of knowledge here and would be a sad day for the internet if this forum ever turned off the lights for good.

In the meantime, any new or resurrected posts and threads here in regards to bears vs bear-spray vs guns or who should pay for SAR rescues, always seem to stir the masses and is a surefire way to liven up the ETS dance...
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

John Lubbock

#290772 - 10/05/18 08:56 PM Re: It Is Very Quiet In Here. [Re: Teslinhiker]
Phaedrus Offline

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2220
Loc: Great Plains
It's quality over quantity here. grin
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” Naguib Mahfouz

#290778 - 10/06/18 04:38 AM Re: It Is Very Quiet In Here. [Re: pforeman]
UTAlumnus Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 998
Loc: East Tennessee near Bristol
An easy way to build up a cash reserve is to keep the same amount out of your paycheck every time. Any that is left over when the next check comes, put it up somewhere. I started doing this when I got tired of missing the bank on Friday afternoon and being broke until Monday. I was keeping just enough cash to make it from check to check and putting the rest in the bank.

#290783 - 10/06/18 06:24 PM Re: It Is Very Quiet In Here. [Re: Teslinhiker]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6788
Loc: southern Cal
There are still some, they shall remain nameless, who check ETS routinely every morning, at least....
Geezer in Chief

#290784 - 10/06/18 06:34 PM Re: It Is Very Quiet In Here. [Re: Ian]
Herman30 Offline

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 267
Loc: Finland
I check every morning. Well, when I wake up at 7:00 it´s 21:00 in California.

Edited by Herman30 (10/06/18 06:37 PM)

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