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Monday, November 10, 2014

bulls-eye 3


BULLS-EYE 3

The first ring outside the bulls-eye is your Rat Race Escape.  Instead of focusing on silly crap like semi-auto’s ( they can wait a couple more rings outside the bulls-eye, so never fear Mattel Toy Carbine Worshipers- and to be serious, with AR’s now down to $650 with the overall national gun sales slow-down, I do actually have a thing or two decent to say about them as I always give the Devil his due ) you concentrate on escaping the vicious putrid maw of the Hell Spawned Bankers ( a heck of a lot of good came from the Protestant challenge to Papist Monopoly, but relaxing the restrictions on usury was not one of them ).  Obviously this is going to be much more expensive than the $800 Frugal Survivalist plan, but not by as much as we’ve been led to believe by the horrid, befouled Banker’s Whores out there that pimped a twenty year mortgage as a twisted nightmare ( as a side note, did you all notice my new blog heading on Malthus’ Nightscape?  I tell you what, I impressed the heck out of myself on that one ) of independence.  All the moronic scum suckling asswhores who said, hey, come on down to my level of Hell where we can frolic with the Succubus Of Debt.  Go ahead, buy my book or periodical that sways you into a death grip with our 1% masters, I’d never lead you astray!  Pricks or ignorant whores, take your pick.

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Aside from a grand or two for junk land ( and, buying land on E-Bay, most allow a no credit check payment plan so you need not come up with the total amount up front.  Yes, it is still debt, but two grand ain’t no two hundred grand and that makes a huge difference ), you only need about $500 additionally to start on the second ring.  Land, a 64 square foot Unibomber plywood shack, a few solar panels and a battery and LED 12v bulb in an RV lamp fixture is going to start you down the road to freedom and security.  The equivalent of two months city apartment rent and your entire future real estate cost is a negligible amount of property tax every year.  Oh, sure, there are a few extra pieces of equipment like a propane stove, a camping coffee percolator, an iron skillet and a few other odds and ends.  But you either have most of them or you can improvise around them ( a rocket stove is nearly free and uses free fuel, you can Cowboy Coffee it until you pick up a perker, use a crappy sheet metal pan you already own until you find a used skillet on sale at a thrift store or yard sale, etc. ).  $300 is the cost of an 8x8 stick lumber and plywood sheet cube ( rest on stones for a foundation, use scrap plastic and old tires as weights for the roof, if money is real tight for now ).  A solar panel with way more capacity than you need for lighting, a marine battery from China-Mart, a light fixture and an LED 12v light will run you around another $200.  Now you are no longer paying rent ( or, at least, have a place to go when you no longer can p[ay rent ) and are not sleeping in a tent.  You are the new rich mayor of the new shantytown.

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17 comments:

  1. I love these meat and potatoes of homesteading articles James.

    I'm going to call a realtor this afternoon, and make an appointment to see some way out, and very affordable land. I'm hoping to own some of it by next week?

    I'm going to keep it as simple as possible. A root cellar at first will be an old buried appliance. Maybe later, a large drain pipe, or some other such apparatus.

    Shelter might just be a trailer, or better yet, a very simple to build structure. I've discovered that travel trailers are awful dwellings to live in when the temps drop down low.

    I have a parcel of land already, but made the mistake of buying too close to too many people, and with the terrible econony, can't sell it, nor can I really use it without notifying others of my presence. Live and learn.

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    1. I had plenty of land I couldn't use myself, sold at a loss. Still have too many lots I won't use. I don't regret it though. I DO regret all those years paying rent. Good luck on your search.

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  2. As you know Jim, it's hard to get The Wife on board any junk land living. Unibomber was single, right?

    In my reading travels about human nature I discovered that women are trying to impress/outdo other women, not men. That's why granite counter-tops are popular and not man-caves, junk land, etc.

    With a wife and possibly family, bugging out to a prepared location would be best. Of course being 2500 miles from your hide-a-way tends to cause difficulties...

    Still shooting for 2016. Hoping it holds till 2017...

    Gil

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    1. If you get a wife like mine, she moves out there. Then spends the rest of your sad and pathetic life punishing you for it.

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  3. Avoid the property taxes and building inspectors = call it a 'temporary shed'.
    Insulate it thouroughly as soon as money allows , Plastic wrap and berm it. use empty plastic soda bottles to let light in. Use lots of silicone caulking and/or tape for the seams. It actually adds up quickly -BUT you don't have to get it all at once, a little here, a little there, some yard sales some dumpster diving, etc. and you pretty soon have some nice supplies for cheap. And, if you do it piecemeal while keeping your regular job/home as far as anyone is concerned you just have a shed next to where you are trying to (hunt/garden/work on your tan). I do recommend a single slope shed roof, 12 tall at the front (12 foot is about the max beam size you can handle) and 8 tall at the back. Don't forget to insulate on ALL sides ASAP.

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    1. It does add up quick. My side by side two pallets of $10 plywood and $2.60 stick lumber about four foot high was around $800

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  4. IT seems at ADR some women from the Isle of Lesbos r angry that there is no such thing as Amazonian warriors.

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  5. Chad Z from WisconsinNovember 10, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    What about simply pouring a concrete slab, put plastic sheeting over the top and then digging underneath it? Pile what you took out on top...

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    1. That's how they did it old school. Course, you want the slab AND walls dug down into a trench.

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  6. Don't scrimp on your footings, they are almost impossible to put in after the fact.
    I'm talking point footings, at the corners and intermediate bearing points. Bags of Sakrete can be had for about $8 each and Sonatubes are about the same, you already have the post hole digger, or should have if you're a red blooded american. Dig the hole, insert the sonatube, pour in the dust, pour in a bucket of crick water, poke down through the slush a few times with a long stick or rebar, then sit back and wait 3 days for it to set up.

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    1. OK, that makes perfect sense. Except...if you are just living in that $300 shack as a temporary structure, why add $100 in footing to it? If it is permanent and expandable, okay. But just as something better than a tent, better to go cheap all the way.

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  7. The shed roof as mentioned by Grey, is probably the easiest to build.

    In my area though, it isn't how you would claim such a structure, but rather the square footage that decides if it's taxable, or requires a building permit. In my area, it's a 120 square feet.

    If the ground in your area is stable, you can simply put it on skids, and make it portable. I believe that in many areas, if it is considered to be portable, than it is exempt from permits, but this would have to be verified?

    While a lot of work, and a fair amount of cash to do it properly. I really do believe that it's in every homesteaders best interest to install a root cellar while still in their younger years. If for nothing else than as a place to winter over during the colder months. You will not wish to spend your entire summers in your older years, chopping firewood to last through the entire winter of a colder region.



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    1. Wayne is absolutely right about the not wanting to chop firewood all summer to provide heat all winter. It can be done, but what a chore.
      Which is why I also highly recommend the 'root cellar' aka B.P.O.D. In other words- earth sheltering your structure (makes the portable harder though) Even in Canada the soil temperature 6 foot down is reliably above freezing.
      Use what you can of our industrial age to get those things built- excavation machines, and synthetic insulation, and window glass -all expensive now but totally unavailable in the future. Get your holes dug, roofed off and super insulated ASAP.

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    2. I remember a great animal show on PBS about the far north beaver. With wood branches and mud, their hovel stayed above freezing even when it was -20 F out. And that is without solar gain.

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  8. jim
    you have a wonderful way with words
    thank you

    denny

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    1. Believe me, nobody is as impressed with my verbiage as I am.

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