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fishinfred
11-04-2006, 17:39
YOU SUPPORT HARDCORE AND BOB PEOPLES!
I recieved emails from folks wanting these" NO SNIVELING STICKERS" that I made especially for our own SGT ROCK and just recieved the OK to do this !

On behalf of SGT ROCK who is in IRAQ these stickers are now available to ALL WHITEBLAZERS (and I hope all of you will support this)
For $2.00 +.99 s/h YOU WILL GET the "NO SNIVELING" WINDOW STICKER (http://fredor111.tripod.com/566791b0.jpg)
2"x 8" WHITE as shown .
I'm going to put $1 from each sale towards supporting HARDCORE next spring!

The money sent will be for FOOD,GAS,or WHATEVER BOB NEEDS for the HARDCORE PROJECT (which is immmediatly after Trail Days) .
For those that don't know there were 143 HIKER VOLUNTEERS who did some GREAT work for the TRAIL this spring! (including Building a shelter)

These Hikers were fed ,and driven back to WHEREVER they left the Trail afterwards.That amounts to alot of $$$ I believe ALOT out of his own pocket!

These donations are to SHOW BOB how much we appriciate that!

THANKS TO SGT ROCK FOR PERMITTING US ALL TO SHARE HIS "NO SNIVELING" STICKERS FOR A GREAT CAUSE !

LETS SHOW HIM WHAT WHITEBLAZERS UNITED CAN DO!

I'll keep a list of supporters and post it just before I send the card so you all can see the results of this effort! (BOB WILL GET A COPY TOO)
The $1 I get covers Vinyl Materials, the .99 s/h covers envelopes stamps etc (just so you know its not about me making money here) :rolleyes:

Checks,Money Orders,Paypal, Cash (at your own risk) whatever it takes to make this happen accepted !

TO ORDER YOURS EMAIL ME (fredor111@aol.com)

Paypal to Fredor111@aol.com

send Checks etc to

Fishinfreds Signs and Designs
315 Midland
Royal Oak, Mi 48073

Be Sure to send YOUR Addresses & Trail Names too

In order to keep this thread going and to enlighten anyone who doesn't know about BOB and HARDCORE I am asking for you WHO DO to share some of your experiences you've had at HARDCORE or with BOB at Kincora Hostel.

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT !
:banana

PEACE!

FISHINFRED

SGT Rock
11-04-2006, 17:52
Great idea Fred. Thanks for giving me a way to help this year since I missed getting out there with a Pulaski this spring.

Hardcore - I did it the first time in 2004. I had just got back from my first tour and it was a part of my "vacation". I got the idea to go help do some trail maintenance and heard about Bob Peoples taking folks staying at his hostel out on work trips so that is what I had plan to do as a part of that vacation - I had never heard of Hardcore before I got there. It was a great experience and I met many WhiteBlazers there like Smokymountain Steve, Trail Yeti, Jack Tarlin, Rain Man, and BooBoo just to name a few off the top of my head. We worked for two days on a relocation and had a good time at night hanging out around Kincora.

Then I went back in 2005 after I moved to Tennessee. We built a bridge, did more relocation work, and more meeting great hiking people. I shuttled Hopeful Hiker and Skittles down there for the work that year.

The basics: Sunday of Trail Days everyone involved caravans down to the work site and starts working with the Tennessee Eastmen crew until quitting time. Then they put on a good feed somewhere. The next day you go back to work and finish up whatever you started. The end of the second day there is a big feed with hikers all over at Kincora. Both times I went Jack Tarlin was the master head chef fixing food for the crews that second day. Then on Tuesday everyone gets shuttles from the guys that drove in back to the trail - lots of thru-hikers take time off to work while they are in the middle of the thru-hike. Everyone works, everyone is fed dinner, and everyone is taken care of. It is a great way to get people to try trail maintenance - it is where I got the bug.

So stop sniveling, get a sticker, and lend a hand next year. I plan to be there.

Tractor
11-04-2006, 18:10
Just ordered mine. For years I would not have a rear window sticker on my car, of any kind. Then only the MRO sticker. Now there will be NO SNIVELING back there too.

Bob. "I love to hear him tawlk".

My new employment arrangements may just allow me to attend next year. Hope so. Carry on Mr. Fred....and Sgt. Rock & your crew!

fishinfred
11-04-2006, 19:31
Hey Tractor
You are #1 on the list THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THIS!

Hey Rock
YOU'RE the one with the NO SNIVELING and YOU'RE the one who requested a STICKER of it ...which led to a few others requesting it.......which made me have this idea to do something with it.Its ALL YOU BUD ! I'm just doing a little Grunt work .........
:D
I've got a few FREEBIE stickers to throw in for those who get in early on this OFFER so Ya'll QUIT SNIVELING and join in here and show your support for the SGT. and HARDCORE and you'll get 1.
This is a good thing and there's alot of you out there who can explain why better than I .PLEASE DO !

Thanks again!
Fishinfred

Tractor
11-04-2006, 22:08
Come on now!

Sly
11-04-2006, 23:48
Hey Fred,

Great sticker, great cause, I ordered one.

generoll
11-05-2006, 08:48
Just keeping the thread going. Check your email.

Lone Wolf
11-05-2006, 09:07
I order 5. I challenge all Whiteblazers to do the same.:)

fishinfred
11-05-2006, 10:53
I order 5. I challenge all Whiteblazers to do the same.:)

Don't let the smiley fool ya ITS TRUE! Lonewolf's 3rd on the list but #1 for ordering 5!
Thanks for your support!!!!!!!!!
:banana
FF

fishinfred
11-05-2006, 18:33
What no stories? There were 143 Hikers this past spring ALONE!.What was your experience with HardCore.....

My Story will have to wait as I don't have one yet. 03-broken foot 04 -blew out a knee 05 Torn up Achilles 06-still babying the Achilles .Getting better though so I'll be there next year (even if I'm on crutches and have to help supervise) :eek:

One thing I can say ........
Back in 04 I was laid up at Kincora for a couple days and some Maintainers from Ga. Hiked in and I got to listen to Bob and Smokestack share war stories of some Trail Maintenance experiences ....imagine .....a hurricane blows hundreds of trees down on the trail in a WILDERNESS AREA and they are out there with BOW SAWS cutting trees by hand because NO CHAINSAWS ALLOWED.......some trees larger than 36"in Dia. :eek:!!!!!
Shoot I was a Tree Trimmer for the Power company up here in Mi.for 6 yrs. and I knew what they were talkin about ....DAMN HARD WORK!
Also they talked of OLD equip,Bridges washed out and rebuilt (with no power tools) and such ,but anyways it was that day that I decided I wanted to help out somehow and since I wasn't able to do the physical work I started doing donation offers with my XMAS Ornaments and Stickers as a way to help in some way which I've been doing the past few yrs now.It never really amounted to much as far as the money but it WAS something and I saw in Bobs face that he appriciated the effort and that was enough for me to keep doing it .
When a few folks emailed me wanting these NO SNIVELING STICKERS and I already knew SGT ROCK was HARDCORE ......DING ! It just popped into my head to try this ......and there you have it !

BOB deserves this and A WHOLE LOT MORE for all he does for the Hiking Community ,this is just a drop in the bucket as far as giving back compared to what ALL HE DOES!
:banana

WHOS NEXT?

Tractor
11-05-2006, 19:25
You know, Bob & Pat could very well have stayed in the land of maple syrup and never ventured down to that log house near Hampton. They could very well have not built on the bunkhouse. They might very well have handled more than a few of us dirty souls the first couple of years, and attempted to maintain some of that stretch of trail where a couple of the locals didn't want any part of it going on, and said byebye to Tennessee and headed back noreast. I'm thankful they came! I'm thankful they stayed!

True though, there are others along the way that should get our assistance whenever & wherever we can provide it. t

Footslogger
11-05-2006, 20:53
Doesn't look like I'll be there in '07. Worked 3 Hardcore projects with Bob so far and will truly miss it next year.

'Slogger

Deerleg
11-05-2006, 21:39
You know, Bob & Pat could very well have stayed in the land of maple syrup and never ventured down to that log house near Hampton. They could very well have not built on the bunkhouse...

http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/2/8/9/5/kenkora.jpg[/IMG]
Never worked on one of his crews, but did meet him a couple of times on my section hikes. He was kind enough to give me a ride to my car in Erwin when I cut a hike short. On another trip I met a hiker that was walking back to New Jersey (I believe after walking all the way to Springer)..this guy had no money that I know of and had totally blown out his hiking shoes. When he got to Dennis Cove Bob saw to it he got new shoes.

fishinfred
11-06-2006, 15:53
Yep.............thats Bob! I bet there's hundreds more stories like this !
Thanks for sharing that DEER LEG!
I also hope you HARDCORE FOLKS who have participated in years past and present will help the new HIKERS get some more insight into the kind of work you have helped with out there .............

Does anyone know what is in the works for next springs HARDCORE PROJECT yet ?


FYI
I just sent out 11 NO SNIVELING! STICKERS this morning ! Thats not bad for a start ,THANKS TO YOU WHO HAVE RESPONDED TO THIS SO FAR !

A BUNCH MORE are just sitting here waiting for a home too!

I'm heading to the north Woods to get some firewood (and maybie sneak in a day hike on the N Country Trail :D ) I'll be back friday but will be checkin in when I can so Keep R Goin!!!!!!! I'll ship the next batch out (hopefully there is a batch) on friday when I get back.
I'll be here until tomorrow morning........RIGHT AFTER I VOTE OF COURSE! DON'T FORGET THAT TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PEACE AND THANKS AGAIN!

Fishinfred

Birddog
11-06-2006, 18:06
Just sent you an email for mine. Looking for the reply! BD

fishinfred
11-06-2006, 18:48
Just sent you an email for mine. Looking for the reply! BD

Reply sent THANKS BD!

Lone Wolf
11-10-2006, 14:57
I order 5. I challenge all Whiteblazers to do the same.:)

Got the stickers. Check is in the mail.

fishinfred
11-10-2006, 23:42
Thanks Lone Wolf!

What no HARDCORE stories?

Oh well.......... I guess SGT Rock was the only one here on WB who did any work............:eek:

NOT!
C'mon this is for HARDCORE !!!!!!!:banana

I'll keep this offer going and FYI this is the ONLY WAY to get a NO SNIVELING! So if you see one out there on a Window ,Nalgene or whatever you will know they SUPPORTED HARDCORE! Won't you?

Would really like to hear some more stories of "The Experience" and what you did and how ya felt afterwards. EASY / HARD FUN??????????

There's a bunch of NEW FOLKS :welcome in planning for next years hike and hopefully they will get some insight here and be a HARDCORE Volunteer themselves .It could be YOUR EXPERIENCE that inspires them ............

SOOOOOOoooooooo who's next..........

I'm done here with what I can do ,the rest is up to you!!!!!!!!!!!

PEACE & THANKS!
FF

Birddog
11-11-2006, 00:47
Got my stickers today FF. They look great. Thanks. BD

fishinfred
11-11-2006, 12:14
Got my stickers today FF. They look great. Thanks. BD

Glad you like them ! These are made with vinyl that will last at least 7 years ! OUTDOORS ! Not the cheap stuff that fades and peels after a year or 2 . STILL HAVE SOME FREEBIES TO GO WITH THEM .......Better hurry though as I will be busy with an upcoming project .......soon to be announced!

Thanks for the support thus far!
:banana

FF

PS
HEY FOOTSLOGGER
What kind of projects did you work on in the past when you did HARDCORE?
Need your input here! THANKS!

SGT Rock
11-11-2006, 12:26
My wife said the stickers are in. I can't wait to get home and put one on my truck and my car.

Good job Fred!

DawnTreader
11-11-2006, 13:35
yeah, good work fred.. one on the car, one on the computer.. looks great

fishinfred
11-12-2006, 03:18
My wife said the stickers are in. I can't wait to get home and put one on my truck and my car.

Good job Fred!

Shoot wish I could get them directly to you ! Would love to see them on CNN cruisin by on all the HUMVs :D

Thanks for the kind words but YOU are the creator!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MY PLEASURE BUD!
PEACE AND SEE YA SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FF

Its snowin here .........that means Springs just around the corner! I already feel the FEVER comin on !!!!!!!!!

SEE Y"ALL OUT THERE !

THANKS TO ALL WHO SUPPORT HARDCORE!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU ROCK!
:banana

SGT Rock
11-12-2006, 03:22
I'd probably get court martialed if they saw those on HMMWVs LOL.

StarLyte
11-12-2006, 07:02
I'd probably get court martialed if they saw those on HMMWVs LOL.

ha ha go ahead Rock.....we'll come get ya!

I remember when you could get into bases - long time ago - visiting my brothers here and there.....it was a lot of fun....I've been on these bases: Ft. Knox many times--that's a city!, Hill AFB, MacDill AFB, Paris Island was my absolute favorite.

Fishin Fred you rock.

fishinfred
11-26-2006, 18:02
:eek: Now that we are officially in the Holiday Season I am adding another sticker to choose from for this HARDCORE DONATION OFFER ! I WILL RUN THIS OFFER UNTIL A WEEK BEFORE XMAS so I can send a nice card to Bob and Pat in time for the Holiday . SO DON"T PUT IT OFF!
I will try and have some extras made for Trail Days and do this offer thru the weekend then but I should be hiking next spring so I can't guarantee what I will have there this year at this time , so better get these now while you are guaranteed to get one .

Heres the NEW STICKER! (http://fredor111.tripod.com/5686f130.jpg) ONLY AVAILABLE HERE AND NOW!

Inspired by someone who wrote some very kind words !:sun

Take your pick ! NO SNIVELING OR TRAIL MAINTAINERS ROCK!

PEACE AND THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT!
:banana

Fishinfred
HIKER STUFF (http://stores.ebay.com/Hiker-Stuff-by-Fishinfred_W0QQssPageNameZl2QQtZkm)

napster
11-26-2006, 18:26
Last week I seen on TV while watching the Dog Whisperer being filmed at a LA fire department a "No Sniveling" sticker on a bullitin board in the kitchen shot.It was the show where Ceaser Malone got bit via bulldog.The dudes at the fire department had a dalmation.

fishinfred
11-26-2006, 18:35
Hopefully SGT ROCK will be seeing these NO SNIVELING stickers in every state on his hike next year!:D

hopefulhiker
11-26-2006, 20:19
One story I really like was the one Bob Peoples told about his dog, don't remember the blood hound's name... But anyway, The dog used to get out of his pen and run off a lot. There are some really pretty falls just down from Kincora on the AT. I can't remember the name of those falls either right now. Whenever the dog was missing Bob would walk down to the bottom of the falls where he would find his dog just sitting there gazing up at the water tumbling down the rocks.

I worked Hard Core in 2005 during my Thu Hike and was shuttled by Bob back to my trail spot.. I think it is a great service. Also I remember getting a lesson from Sgt Rock and Skittles on how to make an alcohol stove.. Swift forgot his lighter and I carried the rest of the hike to the Big K.

I learned a whole lot about how to build a trail and steps, and bridges that year..
Last year I intended to work Hard Core but couldn't due to a frozen shoulder.
Also I forgot one of the most important items there at Kincora, my platypus.. I ended up sterilizing my gatoraid Pee bottle and using that until I could replace it...

weary
11-26-2006, 21:50
....I ended up sterilizing my gatoraid Pee bottle and using that until I could replace it...
Any port in a storm I say.

SGT Rock
11-27-2006, 03:31
Dang, I would have loaned you another gatorade bottle. :D

fishinfred
12-03-2006, 13:43
Dang me too!:D



HEY ALL!!!!!!!!

Only a couple weeks left till I send the Xmas card with everyones name and donations so take the time now and get it done!

PEACE AND THANKS MUCH!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!
:banana
Fishinfred

Frolicking Dinosaurs
12-04-2006, 14:04
Here is the Christmas Card:
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/lowcarbscoop/Peoplescardfront.jpghttp://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/lowcarbscoop/Peoplescardinside.jpg

Sly
12-04-2006, 14:18
Got my stickers Fred. Sweet! Thanks.

Bravo
12-05-2006, 01:32
Ordered my 5. Thanks for your work.

RAT
12-05-2006, 02:26
Fred, just sent ya an email, lookin` forward to hearing back from ya. Thanks for helping out such a great guy and a wonderful cause.

RAT

fishinfred
12-05-2006, 11:15
Wow ! Thanks ALL ! I think I am starting to feel the Holiday Spirit ! Must be the AWSOME XMAS CARD that FD created for this .THANKS SO MUCH !
Now we just need to fill it up with LOTS of names of those who care to show their support of Bob and his Hardcore project .Just a nice jesture to show our gratitude for all HE does for Hikers and the Trail.

I would still like to hear some more stories from past Hardcore Volunteers ...
tales of woe...pain....fun...whatever the experience was for you .

I think if more folks knew what this was about they wouldn't hesitate to join in too ! Thanks again to all who have so far!

This wouldn't be happening without YOU!:banana

The Deadline for this will be around the 15th so get yours today!

PEACE!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Fishinfred

the goat
12-05-2006, 11:22
got mine FF, thanks dude!

RAT
12-05-2006, 20:43
Thanks Fred, check's in the mail ;-)

RAT > PATROL

fishinfred
12-08-2006, 10:13
Thanks EVERYONE! Just about a week left to join in on this before I send the card out so ya better hurry !!!!!!!! NO SNIVELING!
FF

woodsy
12-08-2006, 10:24
Check's in the mail today for #3 TMR stickers , Great cause, Thanks.

fishinfred
12-11-2006, 10:53
Thank you!!!!

LAST WEEK to get in on this offer for BOB & HARDCORE ,the card will be sent on the 18th .Thanks to all who support this !!! YOU ROCK!
Hopefully those of you thinking about it will get on board this last week. So far about a dozen folks have , I hope/KNOW we can do better than that !!!!
:banana

Thanks again!
PEACE!
FF
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RAT
12-11-2006, 22:04
Got my stickers ! Love em ! Thanks fishinfred !

RAT

fishinfred
12-14-2006, 15:20
WOODSY yours are on the way.THANK YOU!



Only a few days left to support this before I send the card

Git R Done SOON!

THANKS!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Fishinfred

fishinfred
12-16-2006, 18:24
MONDAY NOON IS THE DEADLINE and when the Card goes out ! Y'ALL need to get in on this ASAP. THANKS!
FF

fishinfred
12-20-2006, 16:22
THANKS NO SNIVELERS!!!!! YOU ROCK!

Just over a dozen folks raised $50 bucks that was sent yesterday!

Not much but enough to put a big smile on Bobs face and hopefully help keep him encouraged to keep up the hard work he does for US and the Trail !
Thanks everyone!!!!!

For those who didnt get their NO SNIVELING stickers.........

I've thought about this and I think these stickers could raise alot more dough for HARDCORE from now until Trail days and I've gotten offers from a couple folks to help make that happen ....STARLYE has offered to bring some with her to the RUCKS coming up and Jeff at Mt Rogers Outfitters may have some soon in Damascus too. Of course if you get them direct they will be cheaper without the shipping and handling . I still have some that I can mail out too before I leave in Feb (closing shop the 15th) . Eithor way I hope it catches on with everyone and I can hand BOB $500 (ATLEAST) when everyone gathers for the work trip after Trail Days this year!

Wouldnt that be AWSOME! I'm dreaming maybe but ........
maybe not.:D

The Skidsteer has already started us off with $5 donation in the kitty......(just missed the card offer)
You still have a choice of the 2 Stickers until I leave for the SOUTH LANDS.......
Thanks AGAIN EVERYONE and I hope you ALL have a GREAT & SAFE HOLIDAY!
PEACE!
:banana
Fishinfred

woodsy
12-22-2006, 21:26
Package arrived today Fred, Great looking stickers and AT X-Mas tree ornament too! Thanks !

Woodsy

fishinfred
02-07-2007, 19:29
HEY ALL

I have covered the Material costs and NOW 100% of the sales from now until Trail Days (if they last that long) will go to HARDCORE! :)

Mt. Crossings (Neels gap) and Mount Rogers Outfitters in Damascus will have a few of them .
(A BIG THANKS TO THEM!)

I am closing shop here in a week and hope to be Hiking by the first of march (first section - Winding Stair to Hot Springs) ,so be sure to get yours NOW !

I'll have a few stashed for Trail Days ....once they are gone .....they're gone! (I can only afford to make so many right now....) and besides I'll be Hiking !

Best get yours now ! OFFER ENDS AFTER TDs.

But look for.....

A BIGGER BETTER (for the Trail) OFFER coming this fall ...

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT !!!!!

THANKS AGAIN SGT ROCK & DIXIE!!!!!
:banana

SEE YA OUT THERE !

PEACE!

Fishinfred

NOTE:
All funds from this other "STUFF" will be going towards my hike so if ya like Stickers & Stuff ... :D

HIKER STUFF (http://fredor111.tripod.com/id26.htm)(1 week left.....hurry!)

Ebay items (http://stores.ebay.com/Hiker-Stuff-by-Fishinfred_W0QQssPageNameZl2QQtZkm) (last week)

Thanks again! FF