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#1 JurassicPark

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 09:41 PM

I am taking the responsibility to start this thread.


ILNO: Illionis Nerf Out
Where: Herrick Lake (I'll put up directions later)
When: June or july
Host/hosts: me for sure Ryan201821 if he's alive.
Herrick Lake is a mostly wooded area with some open paths. Very cool place.
Edit: about titians. Mega only. SM5ks all are legal unless there are objections.
Questions/comments/concerns?

Edited by JurassicPark, 05 May 2007 - 09:45 PM.

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 09:44 PM

Sounds like fun! Only one question, will singled Titans be alowed?
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Posted 05 May 2007 - 09:44 PM

How far do you figure it is from Elgin?
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Posted 05 May 2007 - 09:51 PM

How far do you figure it is from Elgin?

I'll get maps and other stuff up tomorrow. I'm too tired to register on google.
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Posted 05 May 2007 - 09:56 PM

Ok, thank you, that will be useful.
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Posted 05 May 2007 - 10:32 PM

I'll try to make it if it's in June.
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Posted 05 May 2007 - 11:39 PM

June is best for me. I leave to go to Wisconsin on the 18th, and I'll be up there for most of the summer.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 09:54 AM

Okay, June it is. Lets see, How about the first weekend in June?
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:14 AM

Ehh, I don't know about the first weekend in june. Middle of July is good for me if i can convince my mom to drive me and let me go.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:23 AM

First weekend in June is great for me. I'll be a little burned from finals, but it will work out the best.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:56 AM

Fuck. No early june war. Why, the fucking cicadas. I just remembered about the basterds. I'll find out the time when there gone and we can not worry about the fuckers falling from the fucking trees. Sorry about that, just a public service announcement.




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Posted 06 May 2007 - 12:05 PM

They're supposed to come out on May 22nd. They'll be more of an annoyance anyway...I don't really mind nerfing in cicada.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 12:44 PM

Ya if I can get enough modified guns, I will be there most likely. :)
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 01:07 PM

Yea I still need to work on my guns like my BBB is not working correctly. Plus i have to make stefetans. My friend was wondering if singled titans are allowed?
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 01:28 PM

Cicadas are supposed to be out when the ground reaches 65 degrees, or around may 22.
Quoting my local newspaper:

The "singing" will end sometime around the third week of June when the males die off and the females remain to lay eggs into July.
Despite the little threat cicadas pose to the garden, young trees and small shrubs are particularly appealing to female cicadas. Trees with trunk diameters < 2.5" are prime real estate for eggs. The female will split the bark along the trunk and small branches

However the same article also says:

While some neighborhoods will be blanketed with the insect, others will escape unscathed - particularyly those built in the past few decades. Bulldozing the ground in preparation for building killed the trees, thereby destroying their root systems and eliminating the cicada's food source.

I don't think that Herrick Lake will be spared, however.
I also read that there are supposed to be approx. 1.5 million cicadas per acre of property, with about 300 holes per sq. yard of property.

So, basically, anywhere from early July on will be noise-free.

For those who don't know, these cicadas are called periodical cicadas, and only come out every 7 years. From what I have read, these are pretty much and Illinois-only thing. These periodical cicadas look like this:
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There are also dog day cicadas, which come around every year, just like other insects.
They look like this: Posted Image
The main difference is that the periodical (17 year) ones have red eyes with black bodies, and the dog day cicadas have black eyes with green bodies. These bugs are a member of the grasshopper family.

On a side note:

For those daring enough to eat the cicada, the U of I Extension said the insect is perfectly edible. And no, cicadas don't taste like chicken. College students "taste tested" the cicadas in 1990 and all agreed the insects tasted like almonds. The cicadas also smell like almonds when dried in a microwave. Yum!


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Posted 06 May 2007 - 01:33 PM

Okay, I vote for first week in July.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 01:36 PM

Yes guys I will be at the war and probably bringing a few people.

Honestly I don't care about the cicadas but whatever. We can take a vote of which weekend you guys want. I'll be gone most of June so that won't work, but the first weekend in June would be good.

...And no, you cannot use singled Titans.

Whoever asked how far it was from Elgin, it's not far at all. Down below is a map over the general area. Anyone coming out of state of far away, here is the address.

3 S 580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-8761

The place is huge and it's 888 acres of places we can Nerf.

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I'm guessing this war will be on a Saturday so here are some possible dates.

June 2
June 9
June 16
June 23
June 30
July 7
July 14
July 21
July 28

If you guys want it later, then that's fine also. Please state what days you can make and which you can't.

I'll start off saying I can't make it to the days that are crossed out.
June 2
June 9
June 16
June 23
June 30

July 7
July 14
July 21
July 28

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 01:47 PM

I may be able to come on july 21 .
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 01:54 PM

ya! July is the only month that works for me.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 02:08 PM

As a host, June 2nd as of now works. Ryan, you said that titians are okay only with megas. Now you say none. WTF? The only bad shots were that one to my face and your back. Oh, and the shot on wolf from like 80-100.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 02:41 PM

Sorry, that date doesn't work for me because that doesn't give me enough time to buy decent guns, modify them, and make darts.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 03:37 PM

Yea I cant go eather the 2nd. Ill just wait for the next one, or host my own :)
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 05:10 PM

Everbody post dates that work.


I'll start: All saturdays are open.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 05:51 PM

July 14 is the best day for me.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 06:04 PM

June 2
June 9
June 16 (bit of a stretch)
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