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Thread in 'General Discussion' started by testdepth, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. testdepth

    testdepth The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

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    A guy living here locally, posted on FB that he wanted to borrow a propane heater for these cold nights because he is homeless. I am the world's biggest skeptic for folks that ask for help on FB. He wasn't asking for money or free stuff and just wanted to borrow one. Turns out he is a 16yr medically retired Army veteran on disability but through bad choices and a recent divorce finds himself living in a tent here behind Zaxby's in the woods. He does have a job working the front desk at a hotel. He is saving his money while paying 1/2 to child support but hasn't the funds to move from the tent to a place to live. I verified his story with a coworker who's dad I used to work with. This type of person is looking for a hand up and not a hand out. Real nice guy and not someone scamming. He didn't ask me for a dollar while I was standing there talking to him. He kept saying he is trying to start over the right way and they are (apparently a girlfriend) in a tent for now but they are doing okay. This type of person I don't mind helping at all.
     
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    FLGA ODT Junkie! Supporter

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    I got $20 on it if you want to start a thread in Goodwill
     
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    Hayata Knock it off with them negative waves Moriarity! Supporter

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    I heard a story that a father and son were on a boy scout camping trip on a chilly night. They had a gas lantern and brought it inside the tent to try to warm up. They went to sleep. The flame in the lantern consumed all of the oxygen in the tent and both the father and son died.

    If he's using a propane heater I hope the tent is well ventilated.
     
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    and never dry clean a sleeping bag with out airing it out for a day in the wind...the chemicals (111 oxygen depleting halogenated hydrocarbon ) used will stay in the materials..and you can suffocate
     
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    Alphacpa The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

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    This happened

    This happened at Bert Adams in Covington about two weeks after spending most of the week there with my youngest son. Horrible. Flame went out in more ways than one. God bless them both.
     
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    I bought him a new one from Lowes that's designed for indoor use and tossed in 4 bottles of propane.

    This is the guy if you want to contact him and see if he needs anything https://www.facebook.com/Brandon976
     
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    Is this for real? It looks like it was copied and pasted from the internet. I will contribute if there is a way to.
     
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    Yes it is for real and no I didn't cut and paste from somewhere. The guy is a real person and yes he is living behind Zaxby's in a tent in the woods. I spoke to him for about 20 minutes about his situation and then handed him the heater and gas. He was very appreciative and didn't expect a new heater.

    Click on his FB link and the picture is him and his dog that died last week.
     
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    There are photos of him cooking out doors but he is not complaining. The photo just says he loves cooking outdoors. That's because he is living in a tent but he doesn't mention that.
     
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    I tried to click on the link and it came back, "Page Not Found".
     
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