Homeless site discovered in forest pr...

Homeless site discovered in forest preserve.

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Hiker

Cicero, IL

#1 Feb 1, 2012
Less than an hour ago, I was hiking in the White Eagle Woods forest preserve between Pershing Road/Ogden Avenue and Joliet Road when I came across one of those tipi structures that homeless people usually build with logs, planks, and fabrics so they can have shelter. It was located about 30 feet or so from the Des Plaines River, and roughly a block or so north of Joliet Road.

While those structures can protect one from wind and rain, those things will not protect one from Winter's Deep Freeze. And as everyone knows, Chicago's winters are cold, brutal, and can be lethal. Therefore, it is recommended that someone teach whoever lives in that tipi structure how to tie logs together with vines so he/she can raft the river down to the Gulf of Mexico where it is warmer.

Someone also needs to tell the homeless person or homeless persons living in that tipi that the Des Plaines River is part of the Mississippi River Drainage basin which drains into the Gulf of Mexico, south of New Orleans, Louisiana. Basically, the Des Plaines River flows south, empties into the Illinois River, which in turn flows farther southwest still and empties into the Mississippi River, which in turn flows all the way south to the Gulf of Mexico. And New Orleans, Louisiana in fact straddles the Mississippi River.
Truth Seeker

Bellwood, IL

#2 Feb 1, 2012
Hiker wrote:
Less than an hour ago, I was hiking in the White Eagle Woods forest preserve between Pershing Road/Ogden Avenue and Joliet Road when I came across one of those tipi structures that homeless people usually build with logs, planks, and fabrics so they can have shelter. It was located about 30 feet or so from the Des Plaines River, and roughly a block or so north of Joliet Road.
While those structures can protect one from wind and rain, those things will not protect one from Winter's Deep Freeze. And as everyone knows, Chicago's winters are cold, brutal, and can be lethal. Therefore, it is recommended that someone teach whoever lives in that tipi structure how to tie logs together with vines so he/she can raft the river down to the Gulf of Mexico where it is warmer.
Someone also needs to tell the homeless person or homeless persons living in that tipi that the Des Plaines River is part of the Mississippi River Drainage basin which drains into the Gulf of Mexico, south of New Orleans, Louisiana. Basically, the Des Plaines River flows south, empties into the Illinois River, which in turn flows farther southwest still and empties into the Mississippi River, which in turn flows all the way south to the Gulf of Mexico. And New Orleans, Louisiana in fact straddles the Mississippi River.
Someone who needed to tell them was you. Now they are going to freeze and die painfully all because you would rather post about it on Topix than help them. Happy trails.
Donno

Northbrook, IL

#3 Feb 1, 2012
Hiker wrote:
Less than an hour ago, I was hiking in the White Eagle Woods forest preserve between Pershing Road/Ogden Avenue and Joliet Road when I came across one of those tipi structures that homeless people usually build with logs, planks, and fabrics so they can have shelter. It was located about 30 feet or so from the Des Plaines River, and roughly a block or so north of Joliet Road.
While those structures can protect one from wind and rain, those things will not protect one from Winter's Deep Freeze. And as everyone knows, Chicago's winters are cold, brutal, and can be lethal. Therefore, it is recommended that someone teach whoever lives in that tipi structure how to tie logs together with vines so he/she can raft the river down to the Gulf of Mexico where it is warmer.
Someone also needs to tell the homeless person or homeless persons living in that tipi that the Des Plaines River is part of the Mississippi River Drainage basin which drains into the Gulf of Mexico, south of New Orleans, Louisiana. Basically, the Des Plaines River flows south, empties into the Illinois River, which in turn flows farther southwest still and empties into the Mississippi River, which in turn flows all the way south to the Gulf of Mexico. And New Orleans, Louisiana in fact straddles the Mississippi River.
Excellent point.
Hiker

Cicero, IL

#4 Feb 1, 2012
Truth Seeker wrote:
<quoted text> Someone who needed to tell them was you. Now they are going to freeze and die painfully all because you would rather post about it on Topix than help them. Happy trails.
But the residents of that tipi were nowhere to be found at all.
RichInheart

Dallas, TX

#5 Feb 2, 2012
Someone should tell YOU to leave my stuff alone. I noticed you helped yourself to some of my gay porn and dirty boxers. I'd like my stuff back and next time you want to "borrow" a vibrator, get your own. Somethings dont share well.

“Try my Troll House cookies!”

Since: May 10

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#6 Feb 16, 2012
sex for warm soup!!!!!!!
daytripper

Raleigh, NC

#7 Apr 30, 2012
white eagle woods not just for stoners anymore, now they are building tipi condos, cool

“Try my Troll House cookies!”

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#8 May 27, 2012
whew!!!!

i just gave out my last bowl of soup!!!
I live in a tipi

Sudbury, Canada

#9 May 11, 2013
hurahurahur

lets make fun of the homeless, despite the fact that a properly built tipi is probably one of the warmest structures you can construct in the bush besides a log cabin, and people have been surviving in them as far north as canada.

lethal Chicago winters.. PFFFFT
Hofmann Dam kid

Berwyn, IL

#11 Jun 8, 2015
This tepee was built by an alcoholic named Bob Stahnke who's mother kicked him out of her house in Stickney, IL, since the last month May of 2015, he lost his job (got fired) at Summit Vet Clinic cleaning out kennels two days a week. He claims he has a business degree, 4 year degree. He failed at telemarketing also. I do give him credit because telemarketers are brutal to employees. He is living with an lady friend who is 20 years older than him in Berwyn now and makes cigarette money trying to trade his IL food stamp card for equal money exchange to purchase pipe tobacco roll ups like buglar and tops. He might take a shower 3-4 times a year. Pretty disgusting and just stinks to high heavens.

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