posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 04:36 PM
Not really a base, but still on topic since everyone that pokes around the Groom border ends up going to the Little Aleinn at some point. Not to be
sexist, but the ladies like the real bathroom as opposed to using a shovel and a shrub not nearly big enough to provide cover. ;-)
I-Team investigates Neo-Nazis in Rachel
It turns out the purchaser of the one store in Rachel, the now defunct Alien Cowpoke, has white supremacist Neo-Nazi ties. Probably true. They
certainly lacked ties to the business community since they ended up destroying the trailer park, store, and the only gas in town.
I'm told the Little Aleinn will sell you some gas, kind of illegally, if you are really stranded. I have no first hand knowledge of this.
The story I was told about the Alien Cowpoke gas station is some permits expired, and to renew the permits will require bringing the station up to
current standards, which is very expensive. An additional problem was their pumps were very old, so it was hard to keep the station operational.
Some of these gas stations you find in the boonies have pumps so old that they can't handle current day gas prices. They set the price at a fraction
of the real price. That is, set the price at half the rate then double the bill.
What is interesting is the old PiKNSave (IIRC) was sold years ago. I don't see why it took so long for this to come out.