Sunday, May 31, 2020

free to move about the country


FREE TO MOVE ABOUT THE COUNTRY
Many moons ago, possibly in my last blog ( James M Dakin blogspot. Also available as a PDF, link at my web site. This blog has about the first two years in a PDF. I'm sure I'll be adding more eventually. If anyone prefers that, to cut down on Online Time, let me know and I'll accelerate that ) I did an article in which I joyfully reported that you were no longer tethered to Wal-Mart. My reasoning was that after becoming NOT the low price leader, why move to areas only having a Wal-Mart? You could buy expensive groceries anywhere.
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When I was buying all of my junk land, one criteria besides Dirt Cheap was that a Wal-Mart needed to be close. I needed groceries to be as cheap as possible. I don't live poor because I like being a skinflint, I live poor because I have better things to do with my life than earn money. You know that “the worst day fishing is better than the best day working”? Yeah, my worst day writing and learning is the same way. I don't mind working. I mind working for idiots who profit off my labor through no effort of their own.
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I'm not talking about business owners. Even the laziest ones still need to constantly worry about paying back their loans and never having any time off. Even standing behind a register, by the twelfth hour, becomes exhausting. I'm talking about half the workforce, the incompetent managers who don't deserve their salaries. The Diversity Hires. And, the legions of government parasites profiting off of them. Ever deal with health inspectors? They make licensing extra difficult, to make things so confusing you screw crap up ( hmm, imagine that, job security ), and only allow you to use “professional” equipment at ten times the price, to bankrupt you quicker. Parasites and stoolies.
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Genteel Poverty is a strategy, not a consequence. My standard of living is higher than many Yuppie Scum. But I need the proper tools, and Wal-Mart was one of those. 25% cheaper groceries, added to my practice of mostly cooking from scratch, and my trip to the store on the bicycle, and I was In Like Flynn. I could live on almost nothing. But then, Wal-Mart panicked like a little girl in a room full of mice. They suddenly got their collective crap handed to them in 2008, after the bankers stopped lending money like it was water in a rainstorm. Wally's strategy of hyper-accelerated expansion was in jeopardy. And of course, customers no longer had a House ATM to use to spend so freely.
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In their infinite wisdom, the illegitimate children from the short bus milk man father ( but, hung like a mule ) and given the Walton last name because Sam was embarrassed, they decided the cure for a shrinking middle class was to...change into a middle class store like Target. Sweet Swearing On A Swing Set Jesus, that was about as brilliant as opening ice cube stores in Nome. The higher prices scared away poor people, and the middle class couldn't buy in volume like the lower income folks used to. I really thought Wally was going to go out of business. So I suggested opening up your options by not worrying if your junk land was near a Wal-Mart.
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Now, it's true that for a short time last year Wally went way under the competition in commodity prices, but that didn't last too long. But at least they have consistently competitive for the last few years. But that is all they are, competitive. Most of the time. Other times, the competition has sales UNDER the cost of Wally. So while Wally is no where near as bad as they used to be ( “I wanna be JUSSSST like Target. Ah, duh, which way did he go, George?” ), they are no longer The Low Price Leader. You can live with them or without them. I like to just cherry pick them for select cheapest items.
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Now, we are in a similar situation. Most likely, if you aren't happy with your current bug in location, you are pondering buying junk land. Not only does it NOT matter if a Wal-Mart is nearby, I'm seriously thinking it couldn't possibly matter if there is a job nearby. That was another of my criteria. I was buying land starting in 2005, and I had to pay child support until 2012. Looking back it looks easy, but that financial burden enforced by the threat of jail weighed VERY heavy on my mind. I have steadily earned Amazon commission since the first blog in 2006, but it was never enough for the ex-wife AND groceries.
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So, I didn't JUST start earning money writing and forever more discount the need for a real job. I only reluctantly quit my job in 2017. Between 2012 and 2015, the newest ex-wife made sure to punish me for moving off grid by having heart problems involving ambulance and ER visit expenses. Not much of a coincidence when her first attack was mere months after I finished paying child support. And at first, they found nothing ( although, we are talking about ER docs, whose only job is to stabilize, check off Lawyer Avoidance boxes, and ship you out after sodomizing your wallet ), so I'm still suspicious.
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But I wasn't working two jobs to pay for the current wife, I was working to prep like the very Devil himself was on my heels. All that, obviously, has already paid for itself. But my point is, I do NOT discount your need for a job. I always was a bit resentful of authors telling me to move off grid, when I didn't have the writing income they did making that possible. Now I know, I had ZERO to be resentful about. A couple hundred bucks a month is a good income for writing, for all but the top tier. When I was living in Northern California, back when it was a real rural paradise, my buddy was a steady author of gold panning articles for specialized magazines. If I recall correctly, late 80's, he made about $60 an article ( before expenses, postage and photo's ).
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( And to be clear, I count myself blessed with my minions, who are far more generous than average. I'm NOT crying Po Mouth. In fact, don't even think of donating unless you can live without it, you won't miss it, and you don't need it for preps ) I am also NOT telling you that you need to have a source of income to move off grid to junk land. I am saying, I have a strong sense of the Force that most of the jobs are gone and there might be nothing to “get”. Far better with no job on paid for land, than in town without a job, but also rent. Town living gives the illusion of a safety net, as in more panhandling and more potential jobs and more dumpsters to rummage in.
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But, Jim! I NEED some money. No one can live on nothing. That is true. But if there are no jobs, it simply doesn't matter where you live. That is my main point. All the jobs are gone, but it doesn't seem like it because the stores, while closed, are not officially out of business. But that is only because they are not paying rent. The same with all these “furloughed” ( in reality, fired, but not officially so they can pretend ) employees not paying rent, the situation SEEMS like Business As Usual, without a huge surge in homelessness. How long can that last, because it seems to me like this could all fall off a cliff soonest, as the governors stick by their “bankrupt them all but the biggest corporations” orders.
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I'm going to continue with that, tomorrow. But for now, a quick and messy guide to moving to junk land, super cheap ( for my new people, mainly ).
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Stop, and forget every piece of advice you've heard on YouTube or read on conventional homesteading. Whatever you think you NEED, you no longer have the option of getting. So forget a babbling brook and woods and pasture and barns and energy efficient house and four wheel drive. The economy just took its biggest squishy, ever, even worse than the hyperinflated Continental period. You are about out of time. Buy whatever you can afford, without debt ( only buy on payments if you are assured on a job there nearby, and only take on payments you can eliminate quickly-I would say no more than a years worth ).
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If it is desert junk land, tough titty. Obviously, this is for Po Folk. Those with assets can be more picky, and buy better crop production land, or take the time to find tax delinquent land, or whatever. The link for cheap land is below in the fine print, under “land under $1k”. Now, buy whatever level of camping gear you can afford, be it a junker RV or just a tent ( adobe is free, you just need roofing. But you need something immediately, also ). Now go camping. As simple as that. I would advise being within biking distance of a grocery store, in case you can't even make the car insurance payment.
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A single $89 solar panel and $63 sealed 12v battery ( see below in “today's Amazon link” ) and LED bulbs and you have enough electricity for light. You WILL need adequate light. Trust me, it is depressing otherwise. Don't rely on candles exclusively. Even if all you have is a high lumen AA battery powered lantern, you need good light. Use a sawdust toilet ( a five gallon bucket will do-they sell the seat at Wally in the camping section ). Dig a hole with a glass lid for a solar composting toilet, for the sawdust ( dry use only, pee elsewhere. 10 to 1 water to urine is diluted enough to help plants grow. Do NOT dump in the same spot though, even diluted ).
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Haul water from town. Wash your dishes in your cooking pot, and rinse with a squirt bottle ( a 20 ounce Coke bottle with a nail hole in the lid, and squeeze ) to conserve water. Whores Bath, with a small hand towel rather than a washcloth. Soak, wring, wet. Soap, wring and wash off. I've bathed with as low as a quart of water doing it this way. Alternate bathing and shaving every other day, or for gals, bathing and hair washing. Use a wet wipe for your ass. Use a Laundromat for your clothes. Use propane for cooking, and do NOT buy crap “Ozark Trails” Wal-Mart camping equipment. They USED to be good. Buy a cast iron propane camping stove burner from Sportsman's Guide-it is barely more expensive than Wally's cheap sheet metal unit.
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Wear wool clothing to keep the heat down in the winter, and a wool blanket, cotton comforter and synthetic down comforter atop that ( with a squishy foam pad UNDER the mattress to reflect heat ) mean you need zero heat all night. You haul water, there are no pipes to freeze. Keep some water in pots, in case the water containers freeze. And that should about cover off grid camping/living. Easy peasy lemon squeesy.
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52 comments:

  1. Hello,
    Only a comment on one section: The weird concept of sleeping
    cold is a European practice. For "health" and fresh air even, meaning an open window. So overheated bedrooms, regardless the source, are out. Therefore, this is an opportunity to ration heat/conserve it. Granted, the Euro
    peoples, Germans for sure, sleep under a down quilt. One suffers the cold while entering the bedroom, but after 5"
    it is warm as toast and no dry air to screw up the airway.
    A couple of wool blankets inside your 2 flat sheets sewn
    together make a fine duvet cover. You need only to launder
    the cover.

    Just consider the era before gas or electric heat.
    If they did it, we can do it. Extrapolate from this concept
    to indoor wear = fleece or wool. Don't forget a hat.
    This can save 50% of heating costs, depending on where water
    pipes are located. Results may vary.


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    1. Best thing you can do for a cheaply run house in the winter is to work out something to eliminate those silly water pipes. Think about it-we are spending hundreds a month keeping a set of pipes warm, not us per se. Perhaps turning off at the city water source. Turn on once a day to fill containers ( have buckets to pour into the toilet ) then turn back off. You can keep your house at fifty and not suffer too much if wearing wool head to toe. Or, just hope Uncle Sugar's checks keep coming so you can heat your pipes

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  2. Hauling water? Yikes, but possible. I have a well, sand point. And a water filter should I need to go to the creek.
    Have a propane stove (so many variations $-$$$$)to heat water.
    Sponge baths, they are a thing. Hot water is a luxury and
    unless you have been digging ditches, they are a good thing.
    Only a few parts need soaps, the rest can be wiped down.
    Better anyway than using the 59 ingredients from a full aisle
    of products. One can be full body rigorous once a week.

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    1. Even digging ditches, you only need a sponge bath. I cheated a lot of times and used wet wipes, to REALLY save on water. But either way, you only have your head and arms exposed. Have a set of working clothes to include socks, and just wipe several times a day rather than letting the grime get into your pores. Twelve years of whores baths. Showers are great, but a luxury. Hot water itself is necessary, but by needing so little it doesn't become a luxury.

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  3. Jobs? It appears they will be in short supply or part time.
    So city life and city taxes might render one homeless. Not to
    mention an unpaid mortgage and cc bills, etc. Bare bones 12K
    per year where I live including home insurance (fire)and taxes. Does someone even pay Fed and State taxes only having
    a 12K income? I admit I left out medical. I have no script
    medications. Coach your body into wellness.

    Okay, pension and SS may vanish. Will the $ store hire me?
    The Mr. works, "I have bills to pay." Big rig trucking. Got
    his CDL and he makes $$. 2nd "career" as he was white collar
    tech until retirement. Rethink your lives people. Go cheap
    and enjoy your life. I loathe debt...if you can't afford it
    don't buy it. God helps those that help themselves.

    Last, the chaos will continue. Big cities are going curfew
    one by one. Granted, these are not organic, rather paid for.
    So, GTFO. Soon camping will be the only option. Look to
    Realty.com eg. There is plenty of raw land (unimproved)
    but compared to city population moves, only a small fraction
    of homes available. Never thought you would be in a trailer
    park did you? Better you park the trailer on your own land,
    reinforce it for weather, build a screen porch, whatever,
    than pay good $ to be in a weird community.



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    1. Also, look back and notice how quick and high trailer rents have gone. That is your future, if you don't buy a few solar panels and water tanks.

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  4. Right. I used the walmart pin in a map locator as an anchor facility to determine a town's commercial viability for both access to goods but also as a chance for a dinky job if necessary in the service sector economy of that hub area. Now, no way. Past a certain body count population number all of the negatives rear up. Many a town in nevada (caliente, nv as example) as elsewhere has family dollar company stores or such moved in to take advantage of retail options voids in the area and do well. The locals are happy for the option and never want big box stores at all, as they know it just brings in scags and scallywags to the area. Also those wally hub towns have the yuppies, boomer r.v. castes, etc attracted to them like moths to flame and that screws up the character of the area more so then a deplorable living in a tent in the bushes nearby. Go deep into the hinterlands as possible, spicy times sez so. Stay frosty.

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    1. I figure, Amazon for books/bike parts and pants and shoes, Family Dollar for all toiletries and incidentals, thrift store for shirts and sweaters, and the cheapest local grocery store for eats have me covered

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    2. Agreed.
      Dollar Store opened across the street from the Highway 99 SVdP bum center in Eugene Oregon.

      Saint Vincent de Paul makes a difference... while 'enabling' the chronic crisis of bums and bumettes.
      Dollar Store stepped to the front in an area of zero grocery stores, and everybody benefits.

      Shop-lifting might be an issue, but I could be just stereotyping the clientele.
      After dealing with the goofiest of the goofballs here in goofball central, I'm prone toward stereotyping.

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    3. Kind of a retard if you DON'T stereotype.

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  5. “although, we are talking about ER docs, whose only job is to stabilize, check off Lawyer Avoidance boxes, and ship you out after sodomizing your wallet ), so I'm still suspicious”



    Haha! Isn’t that the truth. The docs brutally killed my dad. First by poisoning him with chemo, then by frying him with radiation. He would have lived longer had we not treated him at all. But when you’ve never experienced something like this, and you’re scared, you think/hope that these people have your best interests at heart. What needs to actually happen, is that a 3rd party mediation needs to be consulted (In other words, someone that doesn’t profit more one way or the other, by giving an unbiased and honest evaluation on treatment methods. Or whether or not treatment is even worth it in the first place.). But of course, we do not have that here in the US, at least not as a standard.


    With regards to work. I used to have a job. Then one day I decided life is too short to have a job. So I decided to stop having a job. Best decision I ever made :D

    (I jest, but I’m a hopelessly unemployed, middle-aged white dude. Making light of the situation is merely a coping mechanism)

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    1. Nothing wrong with a coping mechanism, as you are fully aware of it. We still need to sleep at night, waiting on the Slow Mo Collapse ( well, until it stops being slow ). If I live, I hope I can retain enough humor to laugh at myself as all my plans go awry and I'm as much of a dumbass as I think everyone else is.

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    3. You bastard! You got me beat on property taxes, and my land only grows Yuppie Scum rather than food

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    5. You just HAD to throw that in, didn't you? :)

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  6. The yuppie redoubter blog had a mention for the yuppie caste purchasing versions of luxury camper van coaches, very pricey, to go quarantine in rural or remote areas away from those unwashed masses in urban areas. It would be more so useful with the jogger skirmishes ongoing. It is Way too vulnerable due to fuel needs and eventual breakdown or mishap repairs, too much dependancy on infrastructure in a collapse, and not having a dirt squat as a base of operations they'll have to be as mobile as gypsys, as incidents will continuosly push them out from one locale to another. This puts the affluenza r.v. types into that outsider caste to the scruffy local deplorable boys with time on their hands and hungry stomachs. It will be a bermuda triangle of disappearances in those wolverine terrains. Local leo won't be interested in some out of towner boomer mom and pop with two dogs along with an r.v. going missing somewhere in those hills where banjo music is played. (Most dogs are really yummy with seasonings and sauces) Minions are going to need a hermitage hole to crawl into. Movement out and about outside your own wire, unless legit resupply forays, are moving targets drawing attention in a free fire zone, and no geneva convention gentleman's rules employed. Move about 'merica, but don't step in a pungey pit trap.

    Just saying. Stay frosty.

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    1. I can't believe I'd ever agree with the official Borg Rules, to stay behind your own wire. Ah, Corona, best gift to introverts since unlimited Internet use for flat fee.

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    2. RecreationVehicles?

      Two points:
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      Yuppies/millennials spending hundreds of thousands of Federal Reserve Promissory Notes to live like a jobless bum?
      What will your new neighbors think?

      b)
      Ask any LawEnforcementOfficials.
      How do they feel about walking through enemy territory after their ride quits / gets four flats / burns to the pavement?


      A third point:
      I full-time in a commercial truck I converted to my idea of an ExpeditionVehicle in 2003.
      I accomplished this after decades of educational travel.
      My investment was. <us$5,000.
      The learning curve is gentle during good times.
      During the next phases of this brutal total global collapse, I may transition to a freshly-abandoned yuppie/millennial-mobile.
      I'll keep you posted.

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    3. Is it just as amazing to you how so many retards got good enough paying jobs to buy these RV's? Never mind the low quality-that is more than I would spend on a house, even ( or especially ) if I was a millionaire.

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    4. You're right Anonymous 10:36, local deplorable boys won't want vagabond RV guests in their area. All local resources will go to the locals only. Times will be hard. There won't be enough for outsiders.

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  7. Scrubzz.com is a t.v. infomercial for rinse free towelettes that have some soap or antibacteria stuff in it. Just wet it to wash with. Not real cost effective long term, but good for the beard boy patrol rucksack, or extended stays in your spider hole during seige.

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    1. I'm sure there is a frugal alternative, but yeah, for such limited uses we are still blessed with enough disposable income to purchase such small luxuries

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  8. There is an increasing need for seeds to grow fruits and vegetables. A good at-home, part-time business in the country is growing plants, drying the seeds, and then selling them online.

    You don't need much money to start. Sell heirloom varieties that are known to be easy to grow and hardy. Then if the internet stops completely, you might be able to sell or barter seeds with the locals.

    You might want to sell a variety of seeds such as beans, leafy greens, squash, tomatoes, root crops, etc. Or specialize in only one type such as beans.

    You can start selling on ebay and later get a website if you want to. I sell plants online. It is a good supplement to your other income.

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    1. Consider mail order, actual mail in the order, even if for now the catalog is online. When the Net goes dark, it might buy you some time. Of course, this assumes Slow Collapse. The whole dried dog turd might go up like a roman candle a few days after Net Dark.

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    1. But aren't most people out of old better quality items, and just selling you their Wally junk?

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    2. Yes, that person upset about Rawles yesterday does not understand Bison's writings. Bison is down to earth, real survival for the average person.

      Anyone whose feelings are hurt by what Bison writes has a low chance of survival in the future. Our society is a bunch of girls who can't take hardship.

      On https://www.thestreet.com/mishtalk/economics/ugly-america-i-am-appalled-by-whats-happening about the rioting.
      He wrote: "I was almost in tears over some of this, especially the insensitivity of the NYPD officer in one of the videos."
      His feelings were hurt. What a girl! I know his blog has a strong left-wing bias but I read the headlines because I do get some good economic info.

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    4. Okay, you have a talent for it. One I'm lacking. Good on you-you're more effective boycotting Wally than I ever was

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    5. 2:42-hey, never got much from Mish. No time for non-doomer optimists. I don't know what is going on in NYC, other than if you stay there, O Supreme Dumb Ass, you deserve what you get.

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  10. My final post for the day.
    I promise.

    For drinking water storage, I use retired five-gallon Pepsi kegs.
    Home brewers and kombucha hopefuls purchase these to store their liquids.
    Then, after they realize their hobby requires focus and dedication and diligence, they offer their equipment on the secondary market.
    Stainless steel and pressure-rated, the parts to keep them sterile and running are available from local brew stores.
    Eugene Oregon has several brew stores, often operated by brew-pubs and craft brewers.
    At first glance, they seem to be equipping their competition.
    But, after a few amateur brewings of skank, the fun slowly seeps from their opening parties.

    The common name is 'Corny' for the keg manufacturer 'Cornelius'.
    After filling with RO water, I pressurize them to avoid intrusions.
    My pressure is from an oil-less 12VDC pump; my back-up is a filtered fitting on my air-brake system.
    I attach a standard Pepsi fitting to the outlet for worshing dishes.
    I use a half-size keg for showers, warming the 2.5-gallons with a submersible heater designed for yuppie 'sous vide' cooking.

    Prior to cornering the market, I rarely paid more than us$5 per Corny.
    I'm reluctantly selling some of my excess Cornies at us$65 with ten-percent off for purchases of six or more.
    I insist on inspecting their new home... with a reasonable delivery fee, of course.
    Yuppies and millennials.
    Bless their optimistic hearts.

    Bison,
    Do you remember the photographs of our Conex shipping containers and retired OTR semi-trailers?
    We did it all on <minimum wage.
    (For yuppies and millennials, the '<' symbol translates into 'less than'.)

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    1. I wish I could tell you I remember, but alas as a sea flood of new info comes in everyday, old unused info has to leave to balance. No photographic memory here ( yeah, I know there's a proper word for it, but obviously I can't remember! ) LOL

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    2. However, does she have nice hair? Hmmm?

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  11. “Wet Wipes”



    Yeah, that’s kind of what I was thinking, as far as clean up goes, once I am out at the junk land. I was going to use baby wipes for general body clean up. I’ll shave my head, to cut down on water usage, and wipe instead. If I’m doing hard work, and sweating profusely, then I’ll probably use water, but I want to try and avoid that.

    For dishes, I’m going to try to purchase foods that can be cooked and eaten in their pouches (Pour hot water in the pouch, and eat from package) then dispose of by burning (I’ll have to figure out a safe way to burn them, without setting the desert on fire). The goal is to avoid dish washing. For utensils, I’ll make like an ornamental, and get some of those aluminum chopsticks that amazon sells. At the end of the day, I’ll pour some hot water over them to sterilize. I priced it out, and the disposable chopsticks aren’t really cheap enough, to be worth buying. But it would have been ideal to just burn them with the rest of the trash, so maybe I’ll explore that option again at some point. I don’t want to buy canned or bottled goods, because I want to avoid trash disposal. The idea is to be able to go for long stretches without town visits.

    The only real hang up that’s going to get me, is clothes washing. No way around having to make extra trips to haul the extra water for that purpose (I’ll just do the Jim washer thing). Though eventually, I’d like to set up a cistern.

    The plan is to be set up so that I could go for years without having to make any trips to civilization. Spoke with my friend from England this morning. He informed me that the leftists over there, are burning crap down, over what happened here in Minneapolis. And so, I’ve had to draw the painful conclusion that as time goes on, people just aren’t going to become any smarter, or start sucking any less :D

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    1. I was thinking if I moved to my Far Away lot, it would be better to bike the eight mile round trip to the river to get laundry water, than go into town. 32 mile round trip. Since if I pressure can meat I can stay out of the grocery store except monthly. Of course, that was prior to everything falling apart, so prepping for that would be much tougher.

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    3. Perhaps a cheaper coating is now used, and it is combustible?

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    4. Forget the chopsticks and the water usage to sterilize them. Just go to EBay or an antique store and buy a solid Sterling silver spoon (fork too if you want). Lick it clean, and it can self-sterilize in as little as six minutes. When you're not eating, you can store your spoon in your water storage container to help keep bacteria from forming. Just tie fishing line around any bulge in the handle, or drill a hole in the top of the handle so you don't actually have to put your hand in the water to get your spoon out. I keep a Sterling silver spoon in the canteen of my get home bag for just this purpose.
      Romans 14:11

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    5. Thanks for the tip DG. Under ideal circumstances, I’d never have to go to town. But realistically, the best I can hope for is to minimize the number of trips.

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    6. 6:39-just buy silver now if you're going to. That crap is about to get 1980 scarce due to primary mine shut downs from Corona and secondary mines closing from lack of demand. And the not quite here yet that the public is aware economic collapse

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  12. The next go to incidents of distractions will be the wild fires in forests and rangelands. The riots are seen as staged by deep state by everyone and is losing traction and not fulfilling intended purpose. It pushes more votes to the right. Therefore expect in a month the network anchors out on location in deplorable fly over country wearing L.L.Bean and north face attire and sporting a loaned quaint yellow firefighter's coat. It is easier to cause with drones, d.e.w.-directed energy weapons, or other tech enabled incendiaries. Fires are primal scary so it will spook voters easier and they will demand .gov actions and >funding<. Minion hermitages in high threat areas should dust off action plans and mitigation measures. They may be in the path or in a sacrificial lamb type of zone for larger hijinks by deep staters, fifth columnists, red shield, etc. Don't be a pawn or victim, prep.

    Stay frostiest.

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    1. Well, really, do you notice that much effort being put into theatrics, as a cover for the crime, this time? Look at how little they tried to sell Corona, other than digital "proof", easily disproved. I don't think this time we need to look as deep. They are just panicking and tending to last minute lifeboat stockpiles, rather than trying to keep us calm. We are already in a stupor, from three months of Netflix binging. And the strongest possible denial that Happy Motoring has ended.

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  13. I recall advice my father got when choosing a place to live (he was in the Army so we moved frequently).

    Basically. Get a map. Mark where you work. Mark where the kids go to school. Mark major shopping centre. Draw a triangle. Look for a place within the triangle.

    For our purposes. Maybe it's Mark where you're getting water. Mark where your getting food. Third??? I would love to hear other minions opinions. Maybe we can flesh out something?

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    1. Find what you can afford. Choose the least sucky. Done. LOL Surface water within reasonable distance. Legal access. No HOA's. Low taxes. Anything else, you are probably dreaming.

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  14. This was all a hoot notwithstanding helpful hints.
    Ha Ha what fun/poor porn/"I can live on less than you can"...
    much better than yuppie or university conclaves/I am more
    liberal than you are"/rare: "I have so much more cool stuff
    than you do" and that only counts if it is all paid for.
    Drag actually as we have to take care of all that stuff.
    Think Feng Shui/declutter and let the energy flow.

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    1. Post Apocalypse, MORE clutter as we salvage/scavenge- Sad Panda Feng Shui

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  15. Found this site about star plate cabin construction accidentally. Thought it was worth sharing with the Bison tribe.

    http://www.theweebsite.com/ecocabin/starplate/index.html

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    1. Thanks for the link. Inquiring minds usually want to know

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