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  • Thu, Mar 03, 2011 - 01:04am

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    SagerXX

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    Re: TinMan

[quote=Aaron Moyer]

I’ve got a holster you can have for free.

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I love this place!

  • Thu, Mar 03, 2011 - 01:15am

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    SagerXX

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    Sagerdude’s preps

I’ve laid out many of my preps on the Community Building thread, but here’s a precis:

1.  Laid in some long-term food storage;

2.  Deep larder of canned goods;

3.  PMs;

4.  12-gauge and ~ 400 rounds of various types/purposes;

5.  2 summers of gardening — expanding the garden this year and will put in a little hoop house by Fall;

6.  Various resilience-related purchases (extra propane, Excalibur food dehydrator, etc.);

7.  Various DIY practices related to food (learning to lacto-ferment veggies [i.e., sauerkraut, kimchee, etc.], and make our own kombucha);

8.  Lots of community-building and consciousness-raising groundwork.  I say groundwork because there is no concrete collaborative plans in place as yet.  There is collaboration on small projects (food storage, chickens) but nothing on the scale that Jager’s got going (community patrols, post-Fan medicine, etc.) — and frankly that sort of forward movement would give me more comfort than just about anything else on my list.

Still oh-so-much to do.  Limited by financial resources to a certain extent, but the greatest challenge right now is in the “people to work with” department.  As the Hawaiians say:  “Just hele on, brah…”

Great thread, Jager — thanks!  And if you know of any [quote=Jager6] PTSD addled neo nutjobs [/quote] in the area of New Paltz, NY, then send ’em my way.  <wry grin>

Viva — Sager

  • Thu, Mar 03, 2011 - 01:44am

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    Jager06

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    Poor?

Wow, you are doing pretty good by most standards Tin Man! I can’t imagine how tough it has to be living in two worlds for you. One foot in the here and now, working for grades and hoping it isn’t for nothing. The other foot is planted squarely into trying to get ready for the inevitable. Add dating and a college budget…..jeeeeezus bro, you are working miracles!

I am very glad that you are doing 1000 times ore than most, and congratualte you on your endeavor sir.

Keep up the good work. You will be very glad for it soon enough.

 

Aaron…..that was awesome of you. I hope we can continue to use this thread as a place to lay it all out for others to critique and in the process, allow for a little good natured, neighborly help.

A flea market of sustainability wrapped in useful critique of each others progress.

I hope that last sentence made you laugh too.

Jager06

 

  • Thu, Mar 03, 2011 - 01:52am

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    Romans12.2

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    And if any of you know any

And if any of you know any PYSD (what is that, but it’s most likely me?) in SE Michigan, send me their name please.

I was just looking for a past member from MI and found their user privleges suspended, then see VF temporarily suspended and LR gone!  Whats up?  Where else can I find people talking about these things in case I get kicked off?

Thank you Jager for your list…I gave it to my one foot in and one foot out husband.  He brought home a vintage 11 pc Hamm radio he found on craigslist yesterday and has been reading about powering a pick-up with wood gas for three days!

I asked him at lunch “Honey why do you buy all the preps if you really think our world can just go on forever the way it is?”  He said, “Because I know it makes you feel better.”  True love.

  • Thu, Mar 03, 2011 - 03:27am

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    Jager06

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    PTSD

Romans- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder….you may have it if you have been in combat, prison, life threatening situation or have more than three children….

I know you had to have smiled a little at that one!

You won’t have to worry about getting kicked off. You are too kind and considerate of other’s opinions and politics, and tolerant enough to allow them to keep their views unmolested.

But….as for your husband and you, what a great example of teamwork! Congratulations!

If you have not looked at the Mother Earth News Stratified Downdraft gasifier, I can tell you it is a worthwhile but daunting task. It will run a big block V-8 no problem, and the plans are pretty cheap. I think Victory Gasworks is another guy who is acutally building production systems that run very well, but are pricey.

Best Wishes,

Jager06

 

  • Thu, Mar 03, 2011 - 03:47am

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    Full Moon

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     Post your E-mail in a

 Post your E-mail in a PM to those you want  before you get the boot .

 FM

  • Thu, Mar 03, 2011 - 05:26am

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    earthwise

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    Alternatative causes of PTSD

[quote=Jager06]

Romans- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder….you may have it if you have been in combat, prison, life threatening situation or have more than three children….

 

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If you have three or more children, then “combat, prison, life threatening situation” is redundant!Laughing

  • Thu, Mar 03, 2011 - 07:08pm

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    nickbert

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    Romans and internet shutdown

Romans,

If you’re talking about account suspensions, I believe that only applies to being able to post in the forums.  I think private messages are still available in such a case.  And like Jager says I doubt that’d happen to you.  You really have to push it and do so frequently to get suspended from what I’ve seen, and even then it’s usually temporary.

Now if you want to take that a step further and address the potential long-term inability to reach CM.com (the site being down or hacked for example)…. having some personal email addresses wouldn’t hurt.  Isn’t there also a Facebook page too? (at least so I’ve heard… I’m a little weird in that I don’t frequent Facebook like most of my peers Tongue out)  Of course that may be moot if they take the whole internet down, but having phone numbers and a shortwave radio could help.  I myself have a SW receiver, but no HAM radio license (for now…)

 

Speaking of a potential internet shutdown and SimonR4’s post, I’m not so sure they’d stop at just killing the DNS in the event of online attacks.  They might try it at first, but foreign or domestic hackers who intend to do damage would find it easy to work around.  And in the event it’s done to silence internal dissent, over time that would prove inadequate as well as our fellow computer geeks and hackers develop workarounds like mirror sites to get around specific site shutdowns and distributing direct IP addresses by email or word of mouth.  I expect it’s more likely any internet shutdown bill will be used two ways: either 1) target specific ‘problem’ sites (of course how they define ‘problem’ may be left vague) to try to keep internet-reliant commerce flowing smoothly, or 2) implement a near complete shutdown in the event of overwhelming cyber-attacks or major civil unrest.  I’m just thinking out loud here though and I don’t have any specialized or insider knowledge other than just being a computer nerd Laughing.

– Nickbert

  • Fri, Mar 04, 2011 - 01:29pm

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    Jager06

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    Sager…

I wish you lived closer too bro!

I was out walking the property line and planning for the fence repairs, wishing I had someone with fresh eyes to give me another view of the property potential. I am sure I am missing something.

Oh well, just keep plugging!

Best wishes!

Jager06

  • Fri, Mar 04, 2011 - 01:49pm

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    SagerXX

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    re: Sager

[quote=Jager06]

I wish you lived closer too bro!

I was out walking the property line and planning for the fence repairs, wishing I had someone with fresh eyes to give me another view of the property potential. I am sure I am missing something.

Oh well, just keep plugging!

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Second that!  Hele on!

Viva — Sager

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