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#6607895 - 06/20/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: AkMtnHntr]
Seafire Offline
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A brief essay was Pieter's Idea... as it would be useful for marketing for his company on future advertisements..which is a good idea from his perspective...

however gentlemen, this isn't going to be based on an essay from an English Composition point of view...just let us know why ya would love to go...

If it is going to be a one in a lifetime adventure.. then say so..

that is sort of why you have a couple of veterans and then a pair of guys who have either been there, or in Pieter's case lives there...

don't let those rules intimidate you, if you don't consider yourself Ernest Hemingway or William Shakespeare...
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#6608823 - 06/20/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: Seafire]
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This is just Awesome of you guys. I hope whoever you pick as the winner appreciates all the thought, time and effort that goes into this adventure.
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#6620872 - 06/24/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: Duckhunter]
Seafire Offline
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well Guys, so far we have ONE contestant that has submitted a short piece on why he'd love to go to Africa....

so I look forward to hearing from some more of our veterans...

cheers
seafire
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Originally Posted By Rauncho_Bozo:

I run rigs harder than you can ever dream of, and have NEVER needed to replace valve cover gaskets as a routine maintenance item. Even under severe duty schedules.. Nor has ANYONE I've ever known.

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#6623616 - 06/25/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: Seafire]
ghost Offline
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Where do we send our piece on why we'd like to go to Africa? I didn't start at the front, so might be there, but thought I'd have to wade through 6 pages of stuff.. thanks.. will check back tomorrow..
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#6624322 - 06/25/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: ghost]
Seafire Offline
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Ghost, send it via email at

africahuntcharter.net

best regards
seafire
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Originally Posted By Rauncho_Bozo:

I run rigs harder than you can ever dream of, and have NEVER needed to replace valve cover gaskets as a routine maintenance item. Even under severe duty schedules.. Nor has ANYONE I've ever known.

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#6643265 - 07/01/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: Seafire]
ghost Offline
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Loc: Maryland
Thanks.. have a guy in PA I'm running this by, as he's been tied down with a disabled kid for 28 years, but the kid died, so he's now free to travel some. Is a custom gun maker, and a vet..
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#6668933 - 07/10/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: ghost]
WiFowler Offline
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Registered: 10/23/09
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Quote:
Pieter has also wanted to insist that spouses attend.

Has this been cast in stone? Let's not limit this to married vets, there are many vets that are single for whatever reason and deserving.

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#6669047 - 07/10/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: WiFowler]
Seafire Offline
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a single vet is not going to be handicapped by this at all...

just FYI..
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Originally Posted By Rauncho_Bozo:

I run rigs harder than you can ever dream of, and have NEVER needed to replace valve cover gaskets as a routine maintenance item. Even under severe duty schedules.. Nor has ANYONE I've ever known.

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#6672696 - 07/11/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: Seafire]
Seafire Offline
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an update... we now have 4 contestants...

personally I am glad I am not the one and only decision on this one...If I was a rich guy, all 4 contestants would be going on this trip... or one like it... each one with Pieter tho...not another PH Guide...

so for each of those that want to toss their hat into the ring.. please don't be shy...

thanks
seafire
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Originally Posted By Rauncho_Bozo:

I run rigs harder than you can ever dream of, and have NEVER needed to replace valve cover gaskets as a routine maintenance item. Even under severe duty schedules.. Nor has ANYONE I've ever known.

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#6722610 - 07/28/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: Seafire]
Seafire Offline
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Well Gentlemen...

we now have 10 contestants in the Contest...

and personally I am thankful and appreciate the time and support of my panel of judges for this...

the more entries we get, the definite harder time it gets to pick one more deserving than than the other...

We have 10 very fine gentlemen that have submitted an entry for this once in a life time opportunity...

I would personally like to thank each for their service to our country, but also for taking time to submitting an entry to our contest..sponsored by Pieter here...

a salute to each and best of luck on being the winner...

there are some guys I really stand in awe of...
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Originally Posted By Rauncho_Bozo:

I run rigs harder than you can ever dream of, and have NEVER needed to replace valve cover gaskets as a routine maintenance item. Even under severe duty schedules.. Nor has ANYONE I've ever known.

UBER!!!




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#6739302 - 08/02/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: Seafire]
Seafire Offline
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Registered: 04/21/04
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Loc: Southern Oregon USA
I'd like to let the Campfire know that we have decided to extend the contest deadline for this great opportunity to September 1.

We are hoping it will give an incentive for those veterans that have been on the fence about 'throwing their hat in the ring' will decide to do so...

right now we have 12 contestants...

If you are thinking about it guys... NOW is the time to act...

an short on essay on why you'd love to go on this trip, doesn't have to be any sort of fancy masterpiece...just tell us your desires...

Best of luck to each one of our contestants and best of luck to any that chose to enter during this 30 day contest extension..
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Originally Posted By Rauncho_Bozo:

I run rigs harder than you can ever dream of, and have NEVER needed to replace valve cover gaskets as a routine maintenance item. Even under severe duty schedules.. Nor has ANYONE I've ever known.

UBER!!!




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#6760917 - 08/10/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: Seafire]
ridgerunner_ky Offline
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I signed up on here I think 5 or 6 years ago but have only made one post in that time. I have been posting over on Accurate Reloading. Had actually forgotten my log-in here but have spent hours lurking and reading on here.
I was in the Army as a 13Bravo. I spent a year in Camp Casey, Korea. After that I was in the 101st in 2/320th FA. For the uninitiated our motto was (Balls of the Eagle). I deployed with them to Iraq in March 2003. Although Africa has been my dream since I was a kid I feel there are other Veterans more deserving than I am. I feel this will be a great experience for someone. and its very generous of you too offer it. I look forward to seeing the hunt report and pictures


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#6779384 - 08/16/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: ridgerunner_ky]
ghost Offline
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Loc: Maryland
Who is more deserving. They don't mention any requirements in your service. As I told an old Marine, who'd been stationed on an island in WW2 helping get planes landed, and ready to go back out, we all had out job, each one was important. If he hadn't been there, some Marines who need air support might not have gotten it. also, if not in a combat area (probably 99% of military never were/are, during Vietnam only 10% of the Army went there, and only 10% of that was combat/infantry)so only 1% of the Army really saw any combat duty. 90% of the Army especially, is support. clerks, mechanics, truck drivers, etc. IF everyone who wants to signs up, STILL only 2 going to be picked, and might not be you.

SIGN Up, let Pieter and seafire decide. This , someone else is more deserving. Well, even if true, they might not sign up. I thought we'd have 100s of people by now, but last look, wasn't all that many. Let the other guy worry about his credentials, you sign up and worry about yours.
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#6834208 - 09/02/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: ghost]
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I sent in my story a few days ago, changed my forum name recently.
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#6874793 - 09/15/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: RSOV]
Hubert Offline
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Registered: 08/10/03
Posts: 8053
Loc: PA
I would apply,but I am trying to scrape up enough money to pay for my funeral when I die.
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#6899886 - 09/23/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: Hubert]
rphguy Offline
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Registered: 02/23/11
Posts: 456
Loc: Mississippi
Originally Posted By: Hubert
I would apply,but I am trying to scrape up enough money to pay for my funeral when I die.

i heard that if obammer wins re-election, there'll be new taxes on that.

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#7012981 - 10/28/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: rphguy]
mcshunatona Offline
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Registered: 05/18/05
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Loc: Hookstown, PA
Too bad I only just now saw this. A young Marine I know would have been a great candidate.
Best wishes to the lucky winners and thanks to Seafire and Pieter for their hard work in organization and donation of time and talent.

Mark
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#7174154 - 12/12/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: mcshunatona]
AkMtnHntr Offline
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So who won or did you guys not choose yet?
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#7174159 - 12/12/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: AkMtnHntr]
HugAJackass Offline
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I've been wondering that too!
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#7174255 - 12/12/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: HugAJackass]
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It's all right here you guys are snoozing
http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads...nt_#Post7064976
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#7174472 - 12/12/12 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: dvdegeorge]
AkMtnHntr Offline
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My bad, I thought they would be posting the results in this thread.
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#7257408 - 01/02/13 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: HugAJackass]
peter65 Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
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I'm not an Expert but being that the only price is air travel I'd be satisfied to offer some commercial airline kilometers. Especially, to someone who satisfies the credentials as set forth.
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#7533423 - 03/10/13 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: Seafire]
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Registered: 10/02/11
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Loc: The North Coast
Thanks Pieter and Seafire.
I'm sure my fellow vets will enjoy this.


(Wish I'd seen it in time)

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#8604441 - 02/21/14 Re: Special Offer for ONE or TWO Veterans to Hunt Africa [Re: AFTERUM]
MissouriEd Offline
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Originally Posted By: AFTERUM
Originally Posted By: Mannlicher
just off the cuff, what would air fare to S. Africa cost?


5K for the two of them.......


there are additional costs including insurance, passport fees, firearm and ammo costs, motel and food expenses. Additional might include airfare from nearest airport to ATL or DUL.

this is a big undertaking and I will do my part to help.
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