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Doomsteading / Re: C5 Walks into a Diner...
« on: April 05, 2021, 03:49:14 AM »
Same... thanks for responding Cam. I think you have a good view of it all; incorporate but dont let it inundate.
Cheers,  NF

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Doomsteading / Re: C5 Walks into a Diner...new posts
« on: April 04, 2021, 12:59:41 PM »
Glad to see C5 is writing again at least for now. My world view has been changing over the last few years but I deeply respect his point of view and miss his input. Not much doomer red meat on the diner these days, myself included , so I get the absence. Having "involuntarily car camped" before I liked this one.
https://darkgreenmountainsurvivalresearchcentre.wordpress.com/2021/03/07/living-in-your-car-now-that-the-shit-has-already-hit-the-fan-c5s-encore-performance/

Cheers,  NF

I'm curious how your view has changed. Where were you a few years ago and where are you now?
That would take a long time to go over. Let's say I started my serious doom journey a decade ago mostly through the transition movement. The narrative of the time was a localized, low energy future and financial collapse. As narratives go it's fine but what nobody tells you is nobody and I mean nobody can give you a timeframe or how it all rolls out in your neck of the woods. I live in farmng country now with 40 small scale beef operations within 30 minutes of me. Is food insecurity a real concern for me? Grid down is a real concern but alternative energy has gotten ridiculously cheap now so is it a concern? Imploding finances is a real concern but I carry no dept and have savings is that a concern? It becomes very hard to actually live your life with one foot in your society's grave. Then you add in kids and guess what you better start building a narrative for yourself where they have a future or you will raise kids who don't... that is the gist of it not all of course. So I admire C5's writing as an outlier opinion and a place to glean information without surrendering myself to a collapse narrative that results in personal collapse...

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Doomsteading / Re: C5 Walks into a Diner...new posts
« on: April 03, 2021, 03:56:01 PM »
Glad to see C5 is writing again at least for now. My world view has been changing over the last few years but I deeply respect his point of view and miss his input. Not much doomer red meat on the diner these days, myself included , so I get the absence. Having "involuntarily car camped" before I liked this one.
https://darkgreenmountainsurvivalresearchcentre.wordpress.com/2021/03/07/living-in-your-car-now-that-the-shit-has-already-hit-the-fan-c5s-encore-performance/

Cheers,  NF

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Doomsteading / Re: The new 'Stead
« on: March 31, 2021, 11:48:29 AM »
A slow moving month. Drain tile, gravel, membrane, backfill, main floor walls going up. Today was all about the bracing. Cold drizzle for days on end. Reminds me of working construction in Vancouver...
Cheers,  NF

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The Kitchen Sink / Re: What's the new guy up to?
« on: March 25, 2021, 01:11:59 PM »
Welds are looking better all the time Cam. I like the welding a harder material idea.  I never bothered charcoal forging easier to just grind.
Cheers,  NF

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Seasteading / Re: ⛵ The Sea Peoples & The Late Bronze Age Collapse
« on: March 22, 2021, 04:45:42 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/xl9RaHE9ZpI" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/xl9RaHE9ZpI</a>
I've listened to many of these as I drive...

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As work on the new house continues we started clearing some trees from the path the power line will take. Just to tell you how broke the utility is we were responsible for clearing about 12 big trees and some brush on the municipal right of way no freebies. The lowest quote we got was $3000. My partners dad and I should finish it tomorrow for about 4 gallons of gas... this tractor could run on charcoal but to be honest I used gas today. I'm a big believer in simpler machinery for the coming hard times. 70 years old, pulling about 1.5 tonnes of log... I have the deepest respect for the ax and hand saw crowd, copice woods horse loggers etc, but I do like machinery to get the big stuff done.
Cheers,  NF

I saw the photo and thought, 'huh that's a big tree'. Then I watched the video and thought 'jeez louise that thing is friggen huge!!'. That's a pretty neat tractor, and all the more cooler in that it can run off charcoal. Never even knew about that process til I read your article on it from a few years back.
Two different trees, both huge. The one in the video was a cedar and that is the entire tree. The one in the picture is a hard maple. We had to cut the crown into 3 pieces and drag the trunk seperately; no video there I had to concentrate 32 inches at the stump; a monster for these parts. Luckily my partner's dad is a really good logger. The trunk is probably going to a relative who will saw it up. All the hardwood I'll cut up for firewood and sell some to the neighbour.

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Economics / Re: 🏗️ Another Mall Bites the Dust
« on: March 18, 2021, 03:57:38 AM »
My ex-neighbor from across the parking lot who bought my SUV went into Anchorage today to hit a closeout sale of Burlington at the Northfield Mall, which I think was once the largest one in Alaska.  I was there once when I first got up here.  It is apparently now another of the innumerable Ghost Town Malls sprinkled across the country.

...and the collapse beat goes on.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/C_JiP-j2FwM" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/C_JiP-j2FwM</a>

RE
here is an interesting link to things replaced by smartphones.
https://www.geckoandfly.com/13143/50-things-smartphone-replaced-will-replace-future/
Think of how many stores selling all these devices were in malls.

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As work on the new house continues we started clearing some trees from the path the power line will take. Just to tell you how broke the utility is we were responsible for clearing about 12 big trees and some brush on the municipal right of way no freebies. The lowest quote we got was $3000. My partners dad and I should finish it tomorrow for about 4 gallons of gas... this tractor could run on charcoal but to be honest I used gas today. I'm a big believer in simpler machinery for the coming hard times. 70 years old, pulling about 1.5 tonnes of log... I have the deepest respect for the ax and hand saw crowd, copice woods horse loggers etc, but I do like machinery to get the big stuff done.
Cheers,  NF

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Knarfs Knewz / Re: Album: Collapstead Intentional Community
« on: March 12, 2021, 07:02:58 PM »
You could try a beaver baffle
https://www.google.com/search?q=beaver+baffler&oq=beaver+baffle&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l2j0i22i30.6630j0j7&client=ms-android-samsung-ss&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#fpstate=ive&vld=cid:1b57def0,vid:QOeagap5QiQ,st:0
I installed one at a retreat property I did maintenance for...
It worked quite well. I like them because tou just let the beaver decide on their own to move on...

I didn't know they built such big dams, thought it was only a few inches deep, as mammals need to see fish near surface to catch.
beavers flood the area to submerge their lodges and to easily access the deciduous trees at the edges which is their food source.

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Knarfs Knewz / Re: Album: Collapstead Intentional Community
« on: March 11, 2021, 01:04:54 PM »
Hello RE. Glad to see you up and surfing...

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Knarfs Knewz / Re: Album: Collapstead Intentional Community
« on: March 11, 2021, 07:18:27 AM »
You could try a beaver baffle
https://www.google.com/search?q=beaver+baffler&oq=beaver+baffle&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l2j0i22i30.6630j0j7&client=ms-android-samsung-ss&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#fpstate=ive&vld=cid:1b57def0,vid:QOeagap5QiQ,st:0
I installed one at a retreat property I did maintenance for...
It worked quite well. I like them because tou just let the beaver decide on their own to move on...

I am including a video of a way to make the water level recede if necessary. The terrain is very similar but our creek is half the size. We would like them to create some wetlands here, and there is really nothing they will harm by doing so. Also, here in mid Missouri we don't get flooding anymore, except on rare occasions. ( climate change :) ) So we are glad they are back and hope the will help with the biodiversity here. If you know of a reason to try to remove them please help me understand. Thnx!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/msJkDQQkpmI&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/msJkDQQkpmI&fs=1</a>
nope if they are not wrecking structures there is no reason to do anything. I very much enjoy the progression and diversity they bring.

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Knarfs Knewz / Re: Album: Collapstead Intentional Community
« on: March 10, 2021, 11:22:02 AM »
You could try a beaver baffle
https://www.google.com/search?q=beaver+baffler&oq=beaver+baffle&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l2j0i22i30.6630j0j7&client=ms-android-samsung-ss&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#fpstate=ive&vld=cid:1b57def0,vid:QOeagap5QiQ,st:0
I installed one at a retreat property I did maintenance for...
It worked quite well. I like them because tou just let the beaver decide on their own to move on...

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Knarfs Knewz / Re: Album: Collapstead Intentional Community
« on: March 09, 2021, 06:18:03 PM »
The distributor (if you do pull it) goes back in just like it came out. It only fits if the shaft is aligned with the gear that drives it......it's good to remember which way the little tang is pointed at the bottom of the shaft.....but if trial and error is necessary, thatís okay. It only goes in one way. If the distributor does not drop to its fully inserted position, the tang is not aligned, so just keep turning it until it fits. Do not force it by tightening the bolts to help.

You could set the points while the distributor is out of the tractor, so as to not lose the screw again and have to start over. Good luck to both of you.

If you donít decide to fix the tractor you could probably sell it running or not. Thatís not a huge problem to fix, for someone who knows how. It should probably bring $1500 in normal times.
I have found that there is usually a community page on facebook with tonnes of people to offer names of qualified people. Post dating you are looking for someone familiar with old tractors and you will get names. It should be a few hour job by a handy tractor person ...

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Our 68 year old tractor is probably near the end of it's life. The timing mechanisms are all out of wack. It would probably cost over $1000 to have it fixed, but we are excepting the death of our " ten thousand coolies", and will learn to live without it.

Out of death comes life.

After 25 years Beavers have returned to the Monastery. Misa and I took a walk and this is what we discovered.
can you describe the problem? Timing is usually controlled by the distributor which do wear out. They are a $200 replacement part though...

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