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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #900 on: September 16, 2018, 04:17:29 PM »
Early during day two, the steering started to bind up and then the transmission of the big John Deere started not to work...Loss of fluid...
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« Reply #901 on: September 16, 2018, 04:21:12 PM »
That took a new spare line (I now keep a bunch of different sizes on hand) and 4 gallons of hy-guard hydraulic fluid to get repaired.

So back at it I went. I managed to last another field before the next disaster struck
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« Reply #902 on: September 16, 2018, 04:22:50 PM »
When those things come flying off, it gets real shaky immediately and can scare the stuff out of you!

But I had the left over from the last time (Or the time before that) when it happened last
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« Reply #903 on: September 16, 2018, 04:27:43 PM »
But I decided not to bolt it on but keep the buggered up blade as a spare and go get another new set and new bolts

So, thinking it was an omen I messed around with Sarge a little, and got that old creature running and brought it up front to work on it. I'm about to dive in and repair the hydraulics

So come the third day, I fired up Chief and got digging on the pond. You see the remnants of Hurricane Florence will be here in a day, so I thought it would be prudent to increase the volume of the pond to accommodate all the liquid sunshine about to drop

In the picture the thing is already flooded (Can a pond be actually flooded??) part of the water surface is covering an unexcavated shelf that I was creating to work from.
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« Reply #904 on: September 16, 2018, 04:33:12 PM »
So I'm happily diffing along when for no other reason than just to look, I scanned the engine instruments. The water temp was pegged on HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I shut it off, and listened to water boiling in the radiator and started to think horrible destroyed Mitsubishi diesel engine thoughts.

So I let it cool down and then added about a gallon of anti freeze to that huge (15-20 gal???) system. Only a gallon, hmmm...

So I started poking around and quickly found two loose fan belts. Now this fan is big enough to replace a BlackHawk helicopter main rotor, so it would have been slipping some.

I burned my hands and both knees on the hot metal, exhaust, turbo, hydraulic lines and radiator, but managed to snug up the belts.

I restarted and the temp went back down to low green then settled in the center of the normal arc, so I kept digging
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #905 on: September 16, 2018, 04:40:10 PM »
Around that time somewhere something came in on me at about Mach 2 and planted a solid sting on my knee!

Seriously, my knee?? Couldn't have hit me anywhere else, no, had to be my knee! That thing stung all day long, stung all night long and finally turned into an itch the next day. Now two days later it is still itching. It was this huge yellow hornet looking thing, like an inch and a half long

It wasn't as big as the pic, but looked like that thing. Man what a wallop that thing packs!
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« Reply #906 on: September 16, 2018, 04:45:45 PM »
So I managed to finish digging the pond extension without further incident, and then worked on the long grub pile for a few more hours.

The Kubota performed perfectly and near the end of the day, around 1800, I had even begun shaping in the pond some

That which you see is about 1/3 of the final size of what I am shooting for.

It is only 4-5 feet deep, but I have sort of lost out on the excavation plan of digging successive holes, then digging out the walls between them. I have just been plunging the dipper stick down then curling the bucket well underwater and pulling up big bites of earth at a time. I think that bucket is somewhere around 1.5 yards, but I pull it out heaping three feet over a lot of time. I am probably averaging 2 yards per bite.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #907 on: September 16, 2018, 04:47:57 PM »
This entire operation has been sled dog approved








(Some animals were harmed or dismembered during the filming of this project)
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #908 on: September 16, 2018, 04:52:54 PM »
So, looking down the road, I will have to shift up the order of the projects yet again. I spent a good percentage of the summer holding down a chair from that pesky knee operation.

As a result the retaining wall I have been trying to build is still just a pipe dream.

But now comes the fall and rain, which will give way to winter

I'm afraid I can't wait any longer to get some structure up and over the saw mill. I don't want to keep that exposed to the elements, and I want to be able to saw up things even in the nasty weather, so I'll need a roof and some walls.

So, I'm thinking the next time I show up down there, I am going to test that spendy auger I purchased and plant  eight or ten posts in the ground and start framing up the next sanctuary from the weather, and wasp and spider nesting site.
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« Reply #909 on: September 16, 2018, 04:55:19 PM »
Was worried you were MIA.  Glad to see the status SNAFU
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #910 on: September 16, 2018, 05:36:55 PM »
This entire operation has been sled dog approved








(Some animals were harmed or dismembered during the filming of this project)

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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #911 on: September 16, 2018, 05:44:58 PM »
Pond is looking great, and almost a lake!. The backside/dam grew in pretty good... looks like it's been there for ages.
Good to see you back in action!

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« Reply #912 on: September 16, 2018, 07:23:47 PM »
What the heck did you hit this time? You even break the kabota when your done with the JD. Did sarge run OK?

Let that puppy clear up and plant some fish in there!

Knee operation? I knew it bugged you but missed the operation part!
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #913 on: September 16, 2018, 08:31:53 PM »
Don, with the way that dirt looks, the pond may never completely clear up. Maybe pump  water to a grassy area and let it flow slowly back into the pond or un some big filters.  Looks like lots of fine silt and clay, stays in suspension for a very long time. Good thing is it will hide the fish from the big ugly long legged birds.

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« Reply #914 on: September 17, 2018, 10:04:34 AM »
Don, with the way that dirt looks, the pond may never completely clear up. Maybe pump  water to a grassy area and let it flow slowly back into the pond or un some big filters.  Looks like lots of fine silt and clay, stays in suspension for a very long time. Good thing is it will hide the fish from the big ugly long legged birds.
Roger that Bob

It does stay muddy a lot

At this point I am just going to dig the snot out of it and let nature do the rest.

The other pond which I mucked out looked like that, then after the summer turned to somewhat clear greenish KY pond water.

Oh and I made the banks a vertical plunge of three feet so those long legged flyin things wouldn't have anything to stand in.

I think I'll throw a half dozen grass carp in there before winter. They keep ponds around here pretty clear. Eat weeds on the bank, algae and everything else not made of granite!
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #915 on: September 17, 2018, 10:10:33 AM »
Pond is looking great, and almost a lake!. The backside/dam grew in pretty good... looks like it's been there for ages.
Good to see you back in action!

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I still have a small mountain of dirt to move yet. What you see is still just barely 1/3 of the final size of the thing. Chief and the other machines will get plenty of exercise over the winter...
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« Reply #916 on: September 17, 2018, 12:09:33 PM »
Everything I have read about the grass carp says they do get aggressive with all the vegetation around them. Even the smaller brush hanging over the bank near the water. Out here you have to get a permit to plant them and the permit can require screening the  inlets and outlets of the lake to keep the carp from escaping into the wild. Most often the state won't allow them to be planted. Our lakes could really benefit having them eating the vegetation, as the pond weeds are taking over.

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« Reply #917 on: September 17, 2018, 12:25:16 PM »
Everything I have read about the grass carp says they do get aggressive with all the vegetation around them. Even the smaller brush hanging over the bank near the water. Out here you have to get a permit to plant them and the permit can require screening the  inlets and outlets of the lake to keep the carp from escaping into the wild. Most often the state won't allow them to be planted. Our lakes could really benefit having them eating the vegetation, as the pond weeds are taking over.
Around here you simply go to the farm supply and buy a few of them then toss them into your pond!
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« Reply #918 on: September 17, 2018, 12:27:46 PM »
I hear they taste like mud
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #919 on: September 17, 2018, 03:04:09 PM »
Just come up here Don and drive your boat fast along the rivers and they'll jump in your boat!
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« Reply #920 on: September 17, 2018, 05:23:08 PM »
They look like a tank and don't have that nasty sucker like most.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #921 on: September 18, 2018, 09:59:42 AM »
Just come up here Don and drive your boat fast along the rivers and they'll jump in your boat!
So those things are the grass carp? From SE asia? (Vietnam??)
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #922 on: September 18, 2018, 10:01:34 AM »
Found a farm that sells them...Triploid for $7 ea for a 12" fish. (Triploid: Cannot reproduce)
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #923 on: September 23, 2018, 12:00:28 PM »
Not a lot to report, but a lot of work has taken place.

Bush hogging, and digging out the ever growing pond has completely gone through 100 gallons of petrol! That equates to thousands of yards of earth and boulders having been moved

It was a rainy three days, but I worked through it, taking advantage of the cooler temps to do some tree harvesting
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« Reply #924 on: September 23, 2018, 12:01:50 PM »
These cedar logs produce a lot of board feet. I cut them 3/4", 1.5", 2" and 6" thickness depending on the intended purpose
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« Reply #925 on: September 23, 2018, 12:03:49 PM »
For now, I am giving the rest of the tree to the fire.

I am continuing to open the area between two fields. Endgame there is two fold. Allows me to command a good view of several fields from a central location, and I'm setting up a possible future build site for a proper house, should momma want one down there
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« Reply #926 on: September 23, 2018, 12:05:54 PM »
The overall pond shape is starting to take form.

After roughing in the first 8' excavation, I cut in a sloped bank down to the water level. From there I plunge the sides through clay down to the desired depth which will not be over 8 feet deep anywhere for now
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« Reply #927 on: September 23, 2018, 12:07:52 PM »
I continue to unearth dozens of these huge rectangular stones which are heavily stained orange. They would all make for terrific landscape stones or as I intend, as retaining walls. I have started a second pile which has a couple hundred boulders in it already
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« Reply #928 on: September 23, 2018, 12:09:31 PM »
With some ot the earth removed from the pond site, I am creating swails that will now redirect rain runoff back into the pond instead of just over the hills. THis one is a couple hundred feet long and may serve as a driveway someday???
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« Reply #929 on: September 23, 2018, 12:12:17 PM »
I worked until the CTL lost all traction. At the end it was fun. I could build up speed, then throw it into a power slide, slinging mud with the tracks.

I know, I know, you think I'm abusin' old spud, but hey, he likes slidin' around as much as I do!

The trails and roads were all funneling runoff into the pond, even from this constant light rain.
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« Reply #930 on: September 23, 2018, 02:08:12 PM »
Those rocks would make a heck of an obstacle along the main road or even a way to block the main entrance if that ever arose. Place a few in the right spot with a "key" to knock out.

There are other ways in/out if I recall.
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« Reply #931 on: September 23, 2018, 06:34:12 PM »
Those rocks would make a heck of an obstacle along the main road or even a way to block the main entrance if that ever arose. Place a few in the right spot with a "key" to knock out.

There are other ways in/out if I recall.
No, no other ways to get in out in a truck sized vehicle. With a UTE, yes.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #932 on: September 23, 2018, 08:29:26 PM »
I see you got a Legend hat too - won?t fit my head, surprised if it fits you, unless they sent me a tiny one.
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« Reply #933 on: September 24, 2018, 09:59:04 AM »
I see you got a Legend hat too - won?t fit my head, surprised if it fits you, unless they sent me a tiny one.
Mine is adjustable, fits fine, but the pre-Ranger laid claim to it, not mine...
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« Reply #934 on: September 24, 2018, 02:38:38 PM »
Let me know if you need another - useless on my mellon!
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« Reply #935 on: September 24, 2018, 07:08:53 PM »
No, no other ways to get in out in a truck sized vehicle. With a UTE, yes.

I have 2 working feet and some dead space I can get in there.
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 #936 on: October 05, 2018, 12:54:52 PM »
Pond work continues

I'm in a rush to get this thing done, hopefully before winter

Spent three more days on it. The thing is shaping up (literally) but I'm having to move thousands of yards of earth and boulders

The siblings enjoying an evening of rest and grass suppression
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« Reply #937 on: October 05, 2018, 12:56:11 PM »
I apologize for the crappy pics. I forgot to bring my now broken, new camera and had to shoot the process with that junky Apple I (will not) phone
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« Reply #938 on: October 05, 2018, 01:01:56 PM »
The scene looking down toward the ever enlarging pond
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« Reply #939 on: October 05, 2018, 01:03:23 PM »
I can't figure out how to rotate the pics, I've tried everything. I even rebuilt the pics in GIMP, but found I could not resize those images nor post them here

# Frustrated!
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« Reply #940 on: October 05, 2018, 01:32:52 PM »
OK, so the remaining pics tell a story of the pond building.

As I cut into the rising ground moving outward afrom the levee I created, I am having to dig deeper which creates more tailings, which takes more time to move which slows down the actual expansion. It also is leaving me with up to 12 or more feet of vertical wall that in some places I cut into a slope and in some others have gone a different route

I now have two big piles of boulders, so I thought I'd start using them. I do so by excavating a level pad in an area not yet flooded, then whittle out a level pad there and on top of that begin to randomly stack these mammoth sized rocks. What it creates is a pretty cool looking wall that can be quite high. It is a process of first creating the excavation, then working out the ground, stacking some stones, backfilling behind them, stacking some more and so forth.

Using the grapple on Spud, I can easily move the boulders to wherever I want.

Additionally I built us a swale to the north of the pond alongside that field where the sawmill sits. I had to first take out the trees and undergrowth, effectively widening that pfield. Then I tracked in dirt up to four feet tall and bladed it all in to form a wide "V" trench which will be easy to bushhog with two passes.

Finally I had a camper fire!

I survived it, but what a wake up call

I was sleeping around midnight when I started dreaming I was being gassed...Really!

I awoke to a strange smell, something acrid, then quickly realized it must be smoke. It was!

For some unknown reason the plastic fuse panel decided to catch fire and partially melt. The fire did not spread and only burned up part of the panel itself. I turned off all essential circuits and ventilated. That took a couple of hours, and afterward, I did not sleep well. But it seems to have healed itself, leaving me to wonder what in the heck happened. The Sled Dog who was also sleeping in the camper did nothing. Oh and although when I flipped on the lights to see a smoke filled camper, the smoke alarm did not activate!

Oddly enough, the following day, the smoke alarm began to chirp, indicating its battery needed to be replaced

I do not think we can actually buy anything of quality any more!
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« Reply #941 on: October 05, 2018, 01:47:36 PM »
Dang Don, don't even think I have heard of an electrical fire in a trailer. Funny how your instincts woke you and not the fire/smoke alarm.
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« Reply #942 on: October 05, 2018, 02:00:07 PM »
Dang Don, don't even think I have heard of an electrical fire in a trailer. Funny how your instincts woke you and not the fire/smoke alarm.
JR, I think that God protects us against the attacks of the enemy. Not that we don't get hit sometimes, but we generally survive. And who knows just how many shots have been fired at us that we won't know about until we enter heaven.
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« Reply #943 on: October 08, 2018, 01:36:06 PM »
OK, so the remaining pics tell a story of the pond building.

Glad the fuse panel didn?t get out of control before you woke up. God is indeed great!

Where are these pics you speak of? I kind of wish we still lived in GA my son and I would come up and help.

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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #944 on: October 21, 2018, 06:15:55 PM »
Well, we finally got back down there for some more (Fun) work

Initially, we went after those pesky eastern cedar trees. We ended up taking another 8 or so first removing some offending critters from an otherwise open field. Following that we took out all but one that is an old fence line that grew up. I plan to open that back up once again. This line was all decent sized trees

I am very carefully about cutting the trees, taking all precautions to insure they fall where I planned for them to fall. Well, that didn't happen exactly according to plan on the last tree I dropped. It did fall in the right direction, but when it hit, it see-sawed over another tree and rolled toward me. I had just enough time to extend my hands when it smacked me, all couple thousand pounds of it. It tossed me like we'd flick a spec of food off the table. I cleared a good body length before crashing into the ground and the pile of cut branches. A quick function check showed me to be OK, but then I stood up. I was all crooked and my back was telling me something wasn't right.

Here it is D+24 and I am feeling better, but man. my back was all "crooked up" for awhile.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #945 on: October 21, 2018, 09:17:30 PM »
Wow. Glad you weren?t hurt. Sounds like a ?here hold my beer? moment


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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #946 on: October 21, 2018, 09:44:29 PM »
I might catch grief for this but....... Don cutting trees larger than your leg is not a game for an old man!!!! You need to train up one of those young fast moving boys.   

I don?t know how many trees I have cut over the years and I still get caught off guard.    A good friend of mine fell a few years back from scaling a tree to be trimmed he managed to saw through both his line and his cable life line and fell, if accidents can happen to an arborists with 20+ years,  they for sure can happen to a guy like you or me.   

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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #947 on: October 22, 2018, 08:27:18 AM »
Cutting trees larger then your leg is also not an in-experienced man's game either though. 

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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #948 on: October 22, 2018, 03:26:37 PM »
Have to agree, but who called Don old?
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #949 on: October 22, 2018, 05:15:43 PM »
you did
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