orgprophet: they said i was crazy ... this is way different ... way different ... corruption levels have accelerated exponentially with the gfc ... I would love for it to go that long, but it won't .. I'm not looking forward to what is next
Jul 26, 2019 16:33:40 GMT 10
WolfDen: I hope everyone is having a good week!
Jul 31, 2019 18:04:38 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - been away for quite a while - hope you are all well.
Aug 4, 2019 20:52:42 GMT 10
WolfDen: Hi SA. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Aug 5, 2019 0:01:16 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Up to 40mm rain by the weekend - and cold & windy. Stay warm & dry peeps.
Aug 6, 2019 23:02:47 GMT 10
spinifex: Was working out on an exposed hilltop in a paddock when the front came through. Nearly got blown away by a squall that must have been 100kmh. Battling to stand up in it and quite a few trees had large branches snapped off.
Aug 9, 2019 15:46:27 GMT 10
fei: If anyone is wondering how clueless journos are about firearms, have a look at 60 Minutes tonight. Apparently the airsoft gun those lads in Canada played with before their rampage is "one of the closest objects on the market to a realistic machine gun"
Aug 11, 2019 19:02:38 GMT 10
fei: I guess the fact that it fires plastic balls 20 metres makes it really dangerous and realistic
Aug 11, 2019 19:03:17 GMT 10
spinifex: Hi Fei, Good to see you back. Yeah, what a bunch of morons. We all have bigger fish to fry.
Aug 11, 2019 21:31:32 GMT 10
spinifex: Anyone else here watch the David Attenborough show on Climate Change? Pretty depressing. Why worry about gel guns? Or real ones? Looks like my desalination experiments just got more pertinent.
Aug 11, 2019 21:34:46 GMT 10
spinifex: Soon the only reliable water left will be the sea. Evidently there wont be much left living in that either. Bring on the asteroid.
Aug 11, 2019 21:36:14 GMT 10
WolfDen: Hello everybody. Hope you all have had good weekend and ready take this week on!
Aug 12, 2019 19:40:41 GMT 10
SA Hunter: HI all - hope you are well - finally some sunshine after over a week of wet, windy weather.
Aug 13, 2019 9:43:09 GMT 10
thereth: Gday lads, long time no see!
Aug 13, 2019 18:25:49 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi reth - how've you been?
Aug 13, 2019 22:24:22 GMT 10
thereth: yeah good mate, flat out, new house, job and all that since I have been here, thought I would jump back into the lifestyle, the eldest daughter is pretty keen which has given me a push
Aug 13, 2019 22:26:40 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Glad to hear things are working out for you-good to have family on board too.
Aug 14, 2019 17:58:21 GMT 10
thereth: thanks, finally bought a few acres (not sure if I had that last time I was on here) so have been working on getting all that sorted
Aug 14, 2019 18:37:04 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all. Welcome to our newest members.
Aug 17, 2019 19:23:26 GMT 10
Post by frontsight on Mar 31, 2018 20:12:09 GMT 10
So I am moving to WA for work, maybe for a year or two. Packing time... Temp firearm permit checked, new gun club membership checked, potential BOL checked, Road Map checked.... now I am trying to live on my stock pile of food (no ways that i am going to ship them from NSW), it is bloody painful! As a lab guy working in the food industry, I have a fair understanding of what I need and for how long I can keep my food. Problem is when I first built my stock, I aimed for cheap and ended up just getting the what I needed to survive. I have lived on energy rich food plus supplement for about 4 weeks now , I am okay from a health point of view ( I carefully track my daily intake)but my morale is way down. I don't even feel like having dinner these days. I am getting to a point that I would trade half a tray of spam/beans just for a packet of chips (not that there is anyone to barter with at home). A packet of 2 min noodles or some chips would taste like heaven to me at the moment. I am not very social but these days I don't turn down on dinner/bbq invites because I am dying from eating the same junk at home......
So lessons learnt, mix it up a bit, have something "nice" in the stash.
On a lighter note, I am also trying to use up my wine stash, pretty merry this holiday!
Last Edit: Mar 31, 2018 20:13:40 GMT 10 by frontsight
Post by frontsight on Mar 31, 2018 20:58:30 GMT 10
Not too sure at the moment. I landed a research position, something that I have always wanted to do. I will get a better feel on how it is in a month or two as the contract may be extended at the end of the term, if government doesn't cut the funding (and I don't bugger up). If only for the next 1-2 years, I will just stock up more on the stuff that I usually eat, say 2 months worth more than normal people. If I think I may end up staying in WA, then I will have to make a plan for things that last long, provide me with the essentials AND taste good. Or at least taste good 1 out of 3-4 days.... Good news is my parents are in WA so I should be able to stockpile another 4 months worth of stock that they can use, if I ever have to leave, I can just give it to my parents, no waste.
I am lucky that a mate is letting me store my stuff in NSW for a while so I have dumped my stash there. I am going to transfer my stuff when my off the plan apartment settles later this year, just lock them in the storage cage and rent the apartment out (I know, I know that will be the first place to be looted). But until I am sure where I will be long term, this is as good as it gets.
I live off my stores plus what I grow. I eat a LOT of rice n bean combinations.
If you can get hold of a pressure canner you can put up ‘ready meals’ of casseroles and soups (I do this a lot in winter, think I’ve still got about 20 jars of various things from last year) and different meats to give you a break from spam lol
Eating what you prep, particularly if you’ve prepped on a tight budget, can get monotonous, but you can liven it up a bit with jarred sauces or herbs and spices. Better to figure it out now than when it’s too late.
That said, I never turn down meal invitations from friends and family