Joey: You don't need alcohol to have a good time sober 16yrs
Oct 6, 2019 10:36:36 GMT 10
WolfDen: It's alright. I only lasted 4 days. Cheers.
Oct 6, 2019 13:25:36 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - back after five days away with work.
Oct 7, 2019 19:44:54 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Sober October??? I'm doing a Bender till December
Oct 7, 2019 19:45:27 GMT 10
WolfDen: Yeah looking forward to Get Wrecked December!
Oct 7, 2019 20:53:06 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Well, things heating up in Syria/Turkey. And bird flu just off our shores in Timor Leste! Interesting days.
Oct 8, 2019 10:14:37 GMT 10
blueshoes: oooh i missed the bird flu in Timor Leste memo
Oct 9, 2019 13:57:05 GMT 10
blueshoes: Hey y'all! i'm a bit jealous of horses and the beach Spinifex
Oct 9, 2019 13:57:27 GMT 10
blueshoes: I was wondering, my EDC is probably just a typical mum-handbag but it's moderately extensive. Should i unpack my EDC - it's a backpack! - and list off what's in it? It's my go-to for being ready for anything but it hasn't got much classic 'prepper' gear
Oct 9, 2019 13:58:54 GMT 10
howler: sounds good, ive been wondering what to put in a couple of bags i want to make
Oct 9, 2019 18:11:52 GMT 10
SA Hunter: blueshoes-pack what you will need-your needs will be different to mine, and most other preppers-and, yes, would be curious what you carry.
Oct 9, 2019 18:27:03 GMT 10
teflon: Hi Everyone, I have just signed up - looking forward to being a member and participating.
Oct 10, 2019 22:40:03 GMT 10
WolfDen: Welcome teflon
Oct 11, 2019 7:35:08 GMT 10
This pic is taken from the site that will be our SHTF abode. The site prep for the shed/abode will begin soon but over there in the distance I've laid out the trees for our orchard (apple x2, pear x2, kiwi fruit M/f, cherry. Apricot, lemon, lime, orange, fig, almond, plum x2.
We will carve out a dam and a small area of shallow 'wetlands' around it - that will run from the middle of that pic towards the right following the fall of the land. The dam will provide water for the orchard, veggie gardens and a small number of livestock. Being a dam it will also attract ducks and we will seed it with fingerlings and yabbies too.
Feeling good today as this is the beginning of a long term plan to overcome the limitations and vulnetabilities of the existing primary residence on our farm.
Ps, that view is looking west towards the sunset, as our plan is not only to provide a security focused abode but one which also is nice to live in day to day. Hence on the far side of the dam to the right of the orchard there will be a variety of "pretty' trees. Aka weeping willows, maple & prunus alongside the waters edge.
Tomorrow I will fire up the tractor and get those trees dug in
Last Edit: Sept 15, 2019 20:13:26 GMT 10 by milspec
Yesterday was a neat day, the first cut & fill groundwork took place for our sheds. Of course it rained over night so the earthworks probably won't continue this morning.
across from the earthworks I finished planting the orchard last week as well as putting in a number of specimen trees which will end up providing a backdrop to the 'lake'. Hence the view from the balcony of the shed will have a nice vista towards the sunset/orchard/lake area - which is a nice way of saying that it makes a good observation point. A key point of building there is to get away from the roads and ensure that we have clear fields of view around us.