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Oct 9, 2017 13:34:28 GMT 10
SA Hunter: evening all - yes, I've been away again, and missed out on a lot. Hope you are all well & safe.
Oct 9, 2017 19:04:53 GMT 10
paranoia: You were gone? Welcome back mate, for now at least... I hope everything went well in the big smoke.
Oct 9, 2017 19:16:20 GMT 10
SA Hunter: HaHa - not much smoke out West, but, yeah, had a good time. If anyone is on the SA West Coast Oct next year, gotta go to the Oysterfest in Ceduna!! First time there, and loved it. Very family friendly......
Oct 9, 2017 20:31:45 GMT 10
paranoia: Oysterfest? One mans trash I guess... Last trip across the Nullarbor I stopped in Ceduna for lunch... plenty of people without shoes yelling on the main street, not much smoke
Oct 9, 2017 20:57:47 GMT 10
SA Hunter: haha - funny thing is, that's normal communication for them - people get worries with all the yelling, but calm down when explained it's just how they talk/yell.
Oct 9, 2017 22:02:19 GMT 10
Peter: Hey all. SA Hunter - the Oysterfest sounds good. One of my favourite foods ever.
Oct 10, 2017 11:18:57 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - phone call the other day - out West you go. Finally home for at least 2 days - even more I hope.
Oct 14, 2017 21:40:33 GMT 10
paranoia: Never a dull moment hey? at least you've got a couple days I guess...
Oct 14, 2017 21:42:44 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Evening everyone - warm here in SA.
Oct 17, 2017 21:46:23 GMT 10
paranoia: Wonderful to have warm evenings again... I look forward to a few more camp outs in the front yard with the kids
Oct 17, 2017 21:59:11 GMT 10
SA Hunter: yeah, spent last night on a mate's "small" boat - 58ft, sleeps 11. Got a good feed of squid, whiting & flathead!!
Oct 17, 2017 22:12:50 GMT 10
paranoia: Wow... Sounds fantastic! Yeah I don't think I'll ever own something like that given the missus' stance on boats. I'll be happy enough when I finish building my 7 footer
Oct 17, 2017 23:15:07 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Well, we are always looking for people to bait our hooks!!!
Oct 17, 2017 23:27:00 GMT 10
paranoia: Tempting mate... If I could only find the time!
Oct 17, 2017 23:44:29 GMT 10
These final hours was pretty good, and aussie to boot divergent is post war futuristic if that applies (and I loved it! ) And world war z was really good too imho ^_^ Whatever you do, don't watch this is the end. Potentially the single worst apocalyptic movie ever. In the history of mankind. Lol
Wild boar will be a big issue without a doubt. They ARE predators, and will happily kill to eat. (Put domestic pigs too close to sheep or cattle and you will find that the herbivores avoid them like the plague by instinct because of this) Without people keeping numbers down as much as we currently do, they may become quite problematic indeed. Even if only for killing our livestock, at worst killing people camping, they are something not to underestimate.
Yeah dairy goats are pretty lean. Cows aren't so bad. If you handle them a lot they are quite sweet, and you usually tie one leg back to prevent them from kicking the bucket over. There ARE dual purpose cattle breeds, and for home use a dairy/beef hybrid would work just fine. I can tell you right now that Brown Swiss and jerseys have lovely temperaments I'm always joking about my bf having a few gf's where he works because they always seek him out to give him a kiss and get some pats before milking. ^_^
Have you actually tried commercial baby food? Most is flavourless goo disguised as food. Then ppl wonder why their toddlers are so fussy with real food and dislike certain textures. I found when I needed them, the organic brands, and raffertys garden were quite good (Yes I taste everything I feed my kids, lol).
I love blw! My youngest was trying to dive head first into my dinner at only 5 months Lol! So we started with a combination of mashed things from my plate like veggies, mixed with a little ebm (expressed breastmilk for those new to things like this) mashed avocado etc. One of our favorite meals from about a year on has been a quinoa kind of salad I make. Yes babies from 6 months can eat it, as it isn't an allergy risk. I would make quinoa, finely dice a tomato (larger for the rest of us) same with cooked chicken, and mashed for her diced for us avocado. Add a little dressing for the big kids/adults (Italian is nice) and it's a killer of a bub friendly dinner
Huh keep thinking that. Dairy cows need just as much handling and know how. Like you have to know about calving. How long ab's how often to rest them between milking cycles. Don't kid yourself. Beef cows might me l be easy, dairy cows are a completely different deal altogether. I've worked with livestock most of my formative years and bf works on a dairy. Trust me, they're more work than you think.
Yeah but that is the same of anything. A dairy cow is useless if you don't understand dairy husbandry, handling, or feeding. (Dairy cows eat a LOT and it has to be in particular ratios if you want healthy cows). Plus you have to know about resting them, handling them safely and without stress on them (stressed cows =no milk).
Same could be said of any other thing. A fak is only as useful as its user. A gun is only as reliable as its maintenance. And a horse is only as useful as its handler/rider. Even dogs. A dog is only as safe and useful as you train it to be.
Yeah I find they are under valued by many preppers. Much quieter than motorbikes for one thing, no need for petrol for another. Very intelligent and can jump without a ramp, and absolute worst case, you can't eat a motorbike. Nor can it make its way home if you're injured. Lol
I want horses, goats(boers), a couple of brown Swiss cows (they are dual purpose, beef and milk) some chooks (australorps), and perhaps a couple of sheep that are fairly dual purpose as well. I'd miss roast lamb too much for just a wool breed. Lol.
My 40'c in early November begs to differ when here that's usually December temps. So do the walruses who are having a real difficulty finding sea ice when most years prior to now they've had plenty.
Through the millenia the climate has always fluctuated. By chopping down a significant proportion of the world's trees and using fossil fuels extensively has just compounded the issue. (Fossil fuels =carbon released into the atmosphere, which is exactly what trees are a wonderful absorber of, that used to give us a buffer zone, less trees=less cushion against the impact we are having) Everything ebbs and flows, we have just made it happen a lot faster. There is actual evidence of a similar event of catastrophic proportion before dinosaurs. To many bacteria producing too much of one gas, not enough trees. Almost everything died, trees spent the next million or so years restoring things to a life suitable condition before life left the waters.
Big thing is the definition of threat level. Not willing to contribute but consuming resources and enjoying the group security? Nope. You're on the road on your a$$. Hurting members of the group especially anyone emotionally significant like kids and friends of the socio is cause for death usually. Just from patterns of reaction I've noticed myself. Some are more extreme and will shoot so you aren't going to come back with a gang instead of kicking you, making death penalty universal punishment. Then the only difference is in how long they make it take for you to die basically.
Like I said not all are, but enough would just as happily drop you along the route with orders to never be seen again if you were perceived as a threat. Or worse from there. I know a few who would happily shoot threats to their groups on the spot.
The thing is with these guys, you're always going to get what you give. Treat them with respect and they'll be some of the best comrades you've ever had. Stab them in the back and you'd best have your funeral plans already paid for. Lol