orgprophet: they said i was crazy ... this is way different ... way different ... corruption levels have accelerated exponentially with the gfc ... I would love for it to go that long, but it won't .. I'm not looking forward to what is next
Jul 26, 2019 16:33:40 GMT 10
WolfDen: I hope everyone is having a good week!
Jul 31, 2019 18:04:38 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - been away for quite a while - hope you are all well.
Aug 4, 2019 20:52:42 GMT 10
WolfDen: Hi SA. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Aug 5, 2019 0:01:16 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Up to 40mm rain by the weekend - and cold & windy. Stay warm & dry peeps.
Aug 6, 2019 23:02:47 GMT 10
spinifex: Was working out on an exposed hilltop in a paddock when the front came through. Nearly got blown away by a squall that must have been 100kmh. Battling to stand up in it and quite a few trees had large branches snapped off.
Aug 9, 2019 15:46:27 GMT 10
fei: If anyone is wondering how clueless journos are about firearms, have a look at 60 Minutes tonight. Apparently the airsoft gun those lads in Canada played with before their rampage is "one of the closest objects on the market to a realistic machine gun"
Aug 11, 2019 19:02:38 GMT 10
fei: I guess the fact that it fires plastic balls 20 metres makes it really dangerous and realistic
Aug 11, 2019 19:03:17 GMT 10
spinifex: Hi Fei, Good to see you back. Yeah, what a bunch of morons. We all have bigger fish to fry.
Aug 11, 2019 21:31:32 GMT 10
spinifex: Anyone else here watch the David Attenborough show on Climate Change? Pretty depressing. Why worry about gel guns? Or real ones? Looks like my desalination experiments just got more pertinent.
Aug 11, 2019 21:34:46 GMT 10
spinifex: Soon the only reliable water left will be the sea. Evidently there wont be much left living in that either. Bring on the asteroid.
Aug 11, 2019 21:36:14 GMT 10
WolfDen: Hello everybody. Hope you all have had good weekend and ready take this week on!
Aug 12, 2019 19:40:41 GMT 10
SA Hunter: HI all - hope you are well - finally some sunshine after over a week of wet, windy weather.
Aug 13, 2019 9:43:09 GMT 10
thereth: Gday lads, long time no see!
Aug 13, 2019 18:25:49 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi reth - how've you been?
Aug 13, 2019 22:24:22 GMT 10
thereth: yeah good mate, flat out, new house, job and all that since I have been here, thought I would jump back into the lifestyle, the eldest daughter is pretty keen which has given me a push
Aug 13, 2019 22:26:40 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Glad to hear things are working out for you-good to have family on board too.
Aug 14, 2019 17:58:21 GMT 10
thereth: thanks, finally bought a few acres (not sure if I had that last time I was on here) so have been working on getting all that sorted
Aug 14, 2019 18:37:04 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all. Welcome to our newest members.
Aug 17, 2019 19:23:26 GMT 10
Last night I realised I had forgot to run my back up generator for a long time. Possibly a year. Got it out this morning just to give it a run. Took a bit to get it going and ended up cleaning the spark plug. Not a task I want to be messing with in a pressing situation where I want the thing to run on the first or second pull of the starter. Next task is giving my 6hp rotary hoe a run. It's been idle for probably 4 years. Did a big clean-out of old vegetable seed as well because I had stocks that were upto 15 years old and would have very poor germination. Trying to decide how much of each variety to re-stock.
My issue seems to be less about having stuff and more about keeping stuff maintained.
I't seems like the 'forgotten things' might apply at some point in the future when I get to a point where I think I've bought/built all the gear I figured we'd need when we started this journey. For the present the shopping list still exceeds the funding line.
It has been my experience that as a 'throw-away' society we place a lot of cred with obtaining and not maintaining...I have always been in the situation where I often couldn't buy new or the latest/greatest so 2nd hand became the norm for larger prep tools (gene's and such)...the trick being to find well maintained gear or older school kit built 'soldier proof'...
this was born out when I worked for a hire firm where the average person hires goods, treats them like utter shit but expects 'as new' work from their hired stuff...good regular maintenance and cleaning would keep gear running admirably well passed what the average person would consider as a 'used by' date...
Always hunt out the 2nd hand dealers, farm sales (new and auctions), garage sales etc...and always look at the previous owners...funny story, when I managed rentals and was looking to rent a house to a person I always tried to get a look at the condition of their vehicle; a bit of dust, wear etc was fine, filled with rubbish and broken appointments was not i.e. no maintenance and no 'pride of ownership'...
Might pull out the generator this week and fire it up, should put my deep cycle batteries on a charge cycle as well. One of them (century battery of course) won't hold charge anymore so will have to one day look at replacing it when some extra funds become available.
By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail. -- Ben Franklin
Smart luck is when you work your arse off, so when the opportunity presents itself, you don't have to pray for dumb luck.