Message from @dmac100

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2017-09-22 00:40:42 UTC  


2017-09-22 00:41:32 UTC  

Well, the house itself acts as a barrier from the ice and snow. Thick walls make it harder for the outside cold to get in. Insulation helps actually keep the heat in, better insulation, less wood or propane you have to burn to heat the house.

2017-09-22 00:42:07 UTC  

@dmac100 agreed, and you can raise many more sheep and goats per acre than cows.

2017-09-22 00:42:20 UTC  

For starters, animals smaller than bovine would be a good idea.

2017-09-22 00:43:13 UTC  

@Mitere the first few "houses" will be log cabins, so mud in between the logs will probably be our insulation.

2017-09-22 00:43:46 UTC  

That will increase rot and pests.

2017-09-22 00:43:56 UTC  

Pitch could be used.

2017-09-22 00:44:08 UTC  

But that increases fires. Used throughout history.

2017-09-22 00:44:33 UTC  

We could use pine tar.

2017-09-22 00:44:46 UTC  


2017-09-22 00:46:19 UTC  

There are flame resistant chemicals that can be sprayed or painted on.

2017-09-22 00:49:18 UTC  

These are temporary house for people to sleep in while they build better ones. The plan so far is that a few guys go out next april to start clearing land and grow food.

2017-09-22 00:52:17 UTC  

We shouldnt have date plans right now

2017-09-22 00:53:59 UTC  

But next April should be fine I guess

2017-09-22 00:54:51 UTC  

@Ghostler I agree. However, moving to the PNW in the winter isn't possible and summer is too late to get any food grown.

2017-09-22 01:00:49 UTC  

Not to be a damper on our agrarian zeal, but if we are mainly focused on building housing the first summer it is understandable if we do not get any farming done. We can live off canned stuff and stored provisions until we can crops up and running.

2017-09-22 01:02:36 UTC  

@K_Wagner it's 2 weeks to get everything planted then the occansional watering and weeding. plus if a few people go then they can work in two groups.

2017-09-22 14:39:11 UTC  


2017-09-22 14:39:48 UTC  

of course the first things we should plant should be hearty vegetables and maybe fruits

2017-09-22 14:39:59 UTC  

potatoes, corn, etc

2017-09-22 15:02:16 UTC  

@ram3n it really depends on the place we go to. Root vegetables like potatos or carrots don't do well with waterlogged soil. As far as fruits I think we should focus on fruit trees that are true to seed. Those would include apricots, peaches, some plums and sour cherries. All of these trees are self fruitful and true to seed. Later we can focus on pomme fruits like pears and apples. We should also look into nut trees. Walnuts, hickory nuts, hazelnuts and chestnuts should all be possible.

2017-09-22 15:30:34 UTC  


2017-09-22 19:29:42 UTC  

It's interesting to see the professional versions of these as opposed to "yeah just pull the leg here and cut here and boom got yourself a pigeon"

2017-09-23 04:51:50 UTC  

just found this channel with alot of cool videos:

2017-09-23 18:35:27 UTC  


2017-09-24 00:37:10 UTC  


2017-09-24 16:23:02 UTC  

Have you guys seen the free homesteading plots in the Midwest?

2017-09-24 16:23:08 UTC