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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #550 on: March 16, 2018, 09:09:01 AM »
yeah, that boy could break a bowling ball......
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« Reply #551 on: March 16, 2018, 10:24:00 AM »
Heck, I broke spindles and teeth all the time. But never lost a tire or hoses like BD does.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #552 on: March 16, 2018, 11:27:48 AM »
 
yeah, that boy could break a bowling ball......
   :laugh: THIS^!!!!
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #553 on: March 16, 2018, 11:51:49 AM »
I'm gonna go find a bowling ball!
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« Reply #554 on: March 17, 2018, 05:20:00 PM »
Went down there yesterday with the thought that I'd stay the night, then wake and do it again all day Saturday
But in early morn, came the pitter patter of rain drops on my tin roof.

Anyway, the objective was to knock out the deck around the Privy, get that backfilled, mulched, and graveled. The fuel tank is going in adjacent, so that was all going to happen as well...Oh, Well...

I started with this, and a hole 3/4 filled with rain water!
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« Reply #555 on: March 17, 2018, 05:21:45 PM »
I'll put a sump pump in there and pump out the water, not really worried about that at the moment

First I rammed a log into the bed mud, like bedrock, but gooier. Then fastened that to the frame to give some more foundation.
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« Reply #556 on: March 17, 2018, 05:23:17 PM »
Then framed out the front "box"
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« Reply #557 on: March 17, 2018, 05:24:16 PM »
Sheeted that...
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« Reply #558 on: March 17, 2018, 05:26:03 PM »
Then the side...
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« Reply #559 on: March 17, 2018, 05:29:25 PM »
Then the backside...

Because of my late start, I decided to throw in the claw hammer at around 1900 and finish in the morrow (That got rained out). Next up would have been a covering of tar paper, then deck board along with lining the side with cedar half rounds harvested from the sawmill scrap. I'd backfill the half rounds and lay in cedar mulch from the sawmill as well, plant a few things and call it G-T-G

Have to wait I guess...

Back to building out big things for the shed for now...
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #560 on: March 17, 2018, 06:09:16 PM »
Care to explain how this will work? You defecate in said hole, it feels up with well crap and than what?


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« Reply #561 on: March 17, 2018, 08:29:00 PM »
Care to explain how this will work? You defecate in said hole, it feels up with well crap and than what?


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Once the water is out, the deep hole will fill over time (decade ++) and decompose, then I'll die and its the kids concern
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« Reply #562 on: March 17, 2018, 08:32:28 PM »
Move outhouse, dig new hole and cover old one. Repeat....
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #563 on: March 18, 2018, 06:54:26 PM »
Oh, forgot to post this...SOmething moved into my camper over the long winter.

Dunno who,

But my mind got busy with killing thoughts
I think I have come up with a mouse killer of epic proportions...
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« Reply #564 on: March 18, 2018, 09:35:21 PM »
I would be having night mares on what he could have possibly have done to other things behind those walls
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« Reply #565 on: March 18, 2018, 09:59:54 PM »

Oh, forgot to post this...SOmething moved into my camper over the long winter.

Dunno who,

But my mind got busy with killing thoughts
I think I have come up with a mouse killer of epic proportions...


Good luck with your thoughts on this. Many people have tried and failed, you could be rich if you have the answer to keeping these things out of the camper

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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #566 on: March 18, 2018, 10:32:53 PM »
One reason I can?t wait to convert my mobile storage unit into a trailer.  After the house that is


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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #567 on: March 19, 2018, 10:19:07 AM »

Oh, forgot to post this...SOmething moved into my camper over the long winter.

Dunno who,

But my mind got busy with killing thoughts
I think I have come up with a mouse killer of epic proportions...


Good luck with your thoughts on this. Many people have tried and failed, you could be rich if you have the answer to keeping these things out of the camper
I'm not so much thinking of how great the thing may be, but of just inflictin' a lot of pain in the process!!!!
If that mouse agrees to put back the insulation, and walks away...nobody gets hurt!
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #568 on: March 19, 2018, 12:08:29 PM »
You probably already know this but don?t poison them. They die in the most inconvenient locations and then stink up the place for a year or more dead in the wall

Use mechanical means. Sticky traps or other. (No not the Benelli M4, too much collateral damage)


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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #569 on: March 19, 2018, 12:37:23 PM »
You probably already know this but don?t poison them. They die in the most inconvenient locations and then stink up the place for a year or more dead in the wall

Use mechanical means. Sticky traps or other. (No not the Benelli M4, too much collateral damage)


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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #570 on: March 19, 2018, 01:02:01 PM »
Oh, forgot to post this...SOmething moved into my camper over the long winter.

Dunno who,

But my mind got busy with killing thoughts
I think I have come up with a mouse killer of epic proportions...
That sucks.
I no longer have my camper due to mouse infestation.
Long, long story, but it is now a write off...

Still have it insured and the tires?
My policy covered rodents.

I know it serves as your casa at the hide.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #571 on: March 19, 2018, 04:22:52 PM »
My buddy uses mothballs when in the mountains, and it has worked so far. I think I would rather have rats than that smell permeating the rv.
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« Reply #572 on: March 19, 2018, 05:27:30 PM »
Aww Ken. Reminds me of grandma


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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #573 on: March 22, 2018, 08:31:06 PM »
Posted elsewhere, but finished the gable dormer ends and whipped up those new mouse traps
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #574 on: March 23, 2018, 09:24:26 PM »
So today I was testing the depth of the mud everywhere farmside, and it was definitely very muddy

I unlocked the gate while Scout circled me and the gate area. That's when I noticed some brown something near a developing burrow that I thought was a groundhog.

I saddled back up and started driving toward the shed, and that's when Scout noticed the brown mass and took off after it. It stood up with its arms outstretched as Scout charged it.

A Coon! And in the daylight...oh no! Coons will pull the eyes out of a dog quick, so without any time, I pulled the 12 gage from the mount, leveled it on the critter and squeezed off five shots with 00 buckshot at about 75 yards. I was hoping for a hail mary, and I got one. One round connected. I saw the coon spin, but stood up and jumped on Scout as they met. Scout threw him about ten feet, and I was hobbling and reloading. The coon paused just long enough for me to level and pull off three fast ones. Down to 30 yards, the buckshot made contact and ended the match.
I didn't like killing the poor coon, but I was not going to risk my dog's health, so the coon had to go bye bye!
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #575 on: March 23, 2018, 09:27:07 PM »
First I replaced the tire/wheel on the 4720. I found a super heavy duty 10 ply mining tire for it. The dealership, knowing me, did. They said, "Just try to destroy this one!"
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« Reply #576 on: March 23, 2018, 09:28:51 PM »
Back to work!

One thing I have noted since taking delivery of the Kubota.

When you get to the Farm, you work on the John Deere,but you use the Kubota to actually work!
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« Reply #577 on: March 23, 2018, 09:30:19 PM »
I just planned to do earth moving today, but I did pick up the deck board to complete the out house project.
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« Reply #578 on: March 23, 2018, 09:31:44 PM »
Then I removed the bucket and installed the grapple onto Spud
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #579 on: March 23, 2018, 09:33:11 PM »
The plan today was to move most of those boulders from where I pulled them out of the pond and stack them up on Ranger Wall.

Before starting, here is the progress point:
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« Reply #580 on: March 23, 2018, 09:35:58 PM »
Here it is growing taller with each boulder.

Spud had zero problem lifting even the heaviest of those rocks, and that grapple is so powerful, that it sheared several boulders in half just by squeezing!
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« Reply #581 on: March 23, 2018, 09:38:02 PM »
After several hours:

The technique is to level and back fill with the dense grade gravel, then wiggle the next stone into place, then back fill again, and so forth until reaching the desired height
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« Reply #582 on: March 23, 2018, 09:40:40 PM »
These stones would not easily produce an even wall that had some better aesthetics. Rather than go for the look, I am just going for soil retention with a site sourced product. All this is costing me is the price of the fuel and the gravel.

The tracked Kubota definitely tears the place up a bunch more than my tractor used to.
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« Reply #583 on: March 23, 2018, 09:43:02 PM »
thats one tiny coon. You should see the ones in Texas.....
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #584 on: March 23, 2018, 09:44:21 PM »
I grabbed the 2720 Deere to haul to the stealership. It's over 10 hours so is no longer reliable. It pops out of 4WD constantly, and when going down hill with the loader full of gravel, suddenly losing the traction you need to keep from bob-sledding has happened WAY too many times

America's very best tractors, these John Deeres!

They look great and really if you use them as intended. on a level lawn carrying perhaps 15 pounds no more than a couple times a month, they will actually last and not break down!
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« Reply #585 on: March 23, 2018, 09:44:53 PM »
thats one tiny coon. You should see the ones in Texas.....
Concur, he's about mid size.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #586 on: March 23, 2018, 09:46:38 PM »
I also picked up the roofing lats and the roof trim boards. Its supposed to snow a bunch tomorrow, so everything got stacked indoors
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« Reply #587 on: March 23, 2018, 09:49:23 PM »
Took a lot of shells to stop him to.

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« Reply #588 on: March 23, 2018, 09:50:53 PM »
The rock wall looks good to me, after all it is rustic down there right?

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« Reply #589 on: March 23, 2018, 09:58:09 PM »
The rock wall looks good to me, after all it is rustic down there right?
Absolutely!

I hope to use some refinement when I start building from timber that is sawmill produced, though. First will be a retaining wall under the roof beside the camper, but later on, a full deck/porch around the shed
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« Reply #590 on: March 23, 2018, 10:04:06 PM »
thats one tiny coon. You should see the ones in Texas.....
Concur, he's about mid size.

That's a baby compared to what we have here in Wisconsin.  They feed on corn silage from open bunkers and feed piles all year round. 

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« Reply #591 on: March 24, 2018, 12:24:57 AM »
That is some good stone for making things, even better it is free on site!

Heck, my coon was around 20lb and took a few pellets to kill. I hate how they tear up the yard and they are known for carrying rabbies.

Sounds like the kabota has a happy owner. Fix the JD and sell it.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #592 on: March 24, 2018, 07:50:38 AM »
So, Bobby...being the calculating trained warrior NCO that you are.  Take the appropriate action, Execute!

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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #593 on: March 24, 2018, 09:58:26 AM »
Found you and the youngun's a farm truck.

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So going to make your coonskin cap for wearing down on the farm now?
That's a keeper

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« Reply #594 on: April 06, 2018, 09:22:20 AM »
Threw up most of the roof on top of the new shed:
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #595 on: April 07, 2018, 01:39:24 PM »
So, back on the never ending punch-out list

First up was spending buld dollars refuelling the machinery. That 100 gallon tank in the back of the Armee trailer extracted $259 from my wallet for one fill-up from the Costco. That in turn got divided amongst the hungry beast of the farm.
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« Reply #596 on: April 07, 2018, 01:42:06 PM »
Despite my recent addition of a third more pond, the darned thing filled up and ran over again!

So did the smaller one. Runoff cut part of the road away! I made that one 6-8 feet deeper than before...

I'll continue with the digging and widening and adding depth. Next time I will bust the levee between the two when I have pipe in hand, so that I can quickly trench and install the drain before the next water gathering event.
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« Reply #597 on: April 07, 2018, 01:43:26 PM »
Similarly, the well has around 30 feet of water in it. Need to get that solar pump dropped in and running soon to pump those two 3,000 gallon tanks full.
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« Reply #598 on: April 07, 2018, 01:46:46 PM »
So, onto the privy (Punch-out list)

First up was site cleanup, and wrapping the thing with heavy roof felt/tar paper.

Then I stacked all the debris in and around the paper to protect it against the dirt that would soon be pressing inward. I feel this "Skirt" will seal the outside up against critter intrusion and escaping of unwanted gasses
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« Reply #599 on: April 07, 2018, 01:48:05 PM »
Then I cut in the deck board, (Yea, Dave, still using the treated pine...) around the trim
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