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Rumors of that down in rural parts of Ohio and Kentucky too. I think it probably goes on in any state that has the climate for it. 

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Used to be rumors about this in Shawnee NF in southern Illinois as well.

I know for a fact there was a major pot bust back in the 80's in a State Park in north central Iowa.  It happens all over the place.  Iowa has had aerial surveillance going on for year because it's very easy to grow pot in the middle of a corn field.  Also Iowa was a major grower back in the 40's when rope was needed for the war effort.  Railroad right-aways are still being sprayed today for "weeds". ;)  One just doesn't know nowadays.

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Did he have anhydrous on the property or near by?

 Call me stupid, but I don't know what anhydrous is, unless you are referring to anhydrous ammonia. And to my knowledge it's no.

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I was an ASM in Southern AZ in the '80s, not far from the border of Mexico.   A location that routinely yields interesting stories in the newspaper, even in those years.

 

Our troop camped regularly in the desert.   Several intriguing/irregular/unwelcome visitors happened upon our various campsites over the years.   And witnessed some from afar.

 

The adult leadership, all active duty or vets--were fully prepared if need be.  

 

Even if everything was quiet, there was always an adult keeping an eye on our surroundings.   We didn't make a big deal about it.   The scouts were none the wiser.

 

No one is going to take better care of you, and the people than depend on you, than you.

 

Just because one might have a certain belief about peace and harmony is no guarantee that the other fellow subscribes to the same philosophy. 

 

Joe Bob's admonition sums it up--be prepared, men.

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I was an ASM in Southern AZ in the '80s, not far from the border of Mexico.   A location that routinely yields interesting stories in the newspaper, even in those years.

 

Our troop camped regularly in the desert.   Several intriguing/irregular/unwelcome visitors happened upon our various campsites over the years.   And witnessed some from afar.

 

The adult leadership, all active duty or vets--were fully prepared if need be.  

 

Even if everything was quiet, there was always an adult keeping an eye on our surroundings.   We didn't make a big deal about it.   The scouts were none the wiser.

 

No one is going to take better care of you, and the people than depend on you, than you.

 

Just because one might have a certain belief about peace and harmony is no guarantee that the other fellow subscribes to the same philosophy. 

 

Joe Bob's admonition sums it up--be prepared, men.

 

Big Bend NP....same issues.

 

Be Prepared.

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Call me stupid, but I don't know what anhydrous is, unless you are referring to anhydrous ammonia. And to my knowledge it's no.

That's the stuff. There was a time it was being stolen to use in method production

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Well I must say this current thread is much more civil than the old part, no name calling, no OMG, you must need professional help.

For what it is worth, I still have guns, still practice, and would carry if I thought (not felt ) there was a need to protect tbe scouts

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"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."

Robert A. Heinlein

 

 

And while I was in the site:

 

"Being right too soon is socially unacceptable."
 

"Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy."

 

"Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss.'

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