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#233852 - 10/17/11 04:23 PM Goals for Fall & Winter
TeacherRO Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2471
Basic prep is often slow...Get that, fix this, plan a bit, learn about...Well one good way to move forward is to set goals. Any new ones/ Old ones?

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#233858 - 10/17/11 05:25 PM Re: Goals for Fall & Winter [Re: TeacherRO]
LED Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/01/05
Posts: 1474
Improve my camp cooking skills.

Get rid of some clutter.

Go on fall roadtrips while the weather is perfect.

Take a language class from community college.

Store more water.

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#233868 - 10/17/11 07:48 PM Re: Goals for Fall & Winter [Re: TeacherRO]
Susan Offline
Geezer

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Get more firewood in, load up the rack (covered) outside the back door for times when the rain is too heavy, the snow is too deep, etc.

Get about 100 8x16 pavers up onto the roof to hold the plastic down, pull up the lath/nails, patch the holes with that black Henry's goo. I realized that the pavers are cheaper, last longer and have more uses when/if no longer needed on the roof.

Reduce some of the clutter -- there's a point where it becomes simply ridiculous.

Print out my condensed gardening info.

Line the igloo dog house with Reflectix insulation, and make a flap of the same material, for when I have to leave her outside.

Get more straw for chicken coop. Open two bales of straw for the feathered piranhas to scatter; this will help to keep the soil from going sour when they're confined to their 15x17' yard.

Sue

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#233904 - 10/18/11 05:32 AM Re: Goals for Fall & Winter [Re: TeacherRO]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
Forage, harvest, collect: plants, slow-moving animals, and fungi.

Preserve same by dehydrating, water-bath canning [including pickling], and pressure-canning.

Thin out gear.

Get more firearm instruction.

Finish reading the Bible.

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#233908 - 10/18/11 11:54 AM Re: Goals for Fall & Winter [Re: TeacherRO]
LesSnyder Offline
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1637
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
it is finally getting a little cooler down here, and makes outdoor activities more comfortable...extend my daily bicycle route a little

ride the scooter a little more..90 degrees at 80mph is like riding in a turbo oven..

shoot a little more practical rifle and 3 gun...work on reloading the Benelli (weak hand)

make a couple of Earth boxes to try my hand at gardening

add a little more expensive food stuff to my long term storage

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#233929 - 10/18/11 07:34 PM Re: Goals for Fall & Winter [Re: dweste]
Susan Offline
Geezer

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Quote:
Forage, harvest, collect ... slow-moving animals...


So, how are you preparing the snails and slugs? Escargot paté?

Sue

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#233998 - 10/19/11 07:23 PM Re: Goals for Fall & Winter [Re: Susan]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
Originally Posted By: Susan
Quote:
Forage, harvest, collect ... slow-moving animals...


So, how are you preparing the snails and slugs? Escargot paté?

Sue


I am working on those [not yet]!

Clams, abakone, limpet, mussels, crabs, crawdads, plus all the animals capable of fast movement who don't notice me until it is a bit late for them [by definition they are at that moment slow-moving]!

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#234001 - 10/19/11 07:28 PM Re: Goals for Fall & Winter [Re: Susan]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
Originally Posted By: Susan
Quote:
Forage, harvest, collect ... slow-moving animals...


So, how are you preparing the snails and slugs? Escargot paté?

Sue


Snails of the sea are pretty good [such as abalone, limpets, moon snails, and turban snails], and I should and may try to figure out the terrestrial snails and slugs, but:

My working definition of a slow-moving animal is one I can harvest. That means any game animal that is slow-moving or stationary when I get in range, regardless of that animal's potential for fast movement.


Edited by dweste (10/19/11 07:32 PM)

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#234003 - 10/19/11 07:45 PM Re: Goals for Fall & Winter [Re: dweste]
MostlyHarmless Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 06/03/09
Posts: 982
Loc: Norway
For a moment I thought you were classifying docile elks as "snails".... which is just slightly more inaccurate than my definition of "indirect vegetarianism" (i.e. those animals I eat are for the most part vegetarian).

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#234078 - 10/20/11 06:50 PM Re: Goals for Fall & Winter [Re: TeacherRO]
Mark_R Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 05/29/10
Posts: 856
Loc: Southern California
Bi-annual resupply of my emergency food supply. Finish up the hygiene kit with viscous towels and shower shoes.
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