Peter: thereth - I mentioned this a while back, but there were implications as to tax, etc. unless a legal entity was created for the forum on its own. I'll try to remember to speak with someone I know who works in this field...
Nov 10, 2019 13:36:13 GMT 10
Chloe: My university is closed tomorrow due to catastrophic fire risks, also exams all canceled for me because of it. Got a catastrophic warning for tomorrow and requiring me to pack a bag and leave the house. Couldn’t imagine the panic on a large scale.
Nov 11, 2019 13:16:59 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Yeah, pretty grim where the fires are - our thoughts & prayers are with all involved.
Nov 11, 2019 16:37:57 GMT 10
spinifex: We now have a bad fire just west of Lincoln. Have already trucked our horses out 50km to get them well out of the way and our fire preps have been finalised. 60km Wind is expected to push it north towards our area later this evening.
Nov 11, 2019 17:43:48 GMT 10
spinifex: The aircraft are doing a tremendous job under very tricky flying conditions.
Nov 11, 2019 17:44:41 GMT 10
Chloe: All the burnt leaves and the strong yellow colouring of the outdoors has been strange, a very eerie feeling. Sending my thoughts out to everyone effected. I couldn’t have windows open due to the smoke around today, was bad enough
Nov 12, 2019 23:05:58 GMT 10
spinifex: We have another Catastrophic fire day looming on wednesday. 43 degrees and high winds. And it isn't even summer yet.
Nov 18, 2019 17:35:52 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - still away, expecting 43c & windy too. Looks ominous!
Nov 18, 2019 19:05:02 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hit 45c at home, 80kph winds. And of course, to keep electricity supplied to the big city Adelaide, our power was turned off till catastrophic conditions ease!!
Nov 20, 2019 15:49:19 GMT 10
spinifex: Interesting that the Adelaide Hills, also with catastrophic conditions, and many more large trees in close proximity to power lines, has had the power ON all day. I think calling our regions power cut a 'safety measure' is BS.
Nov 20, 2019 18:11:32 GMT 10
spinifex: Had the genset running all day keeping power up to computers, phones, fans and fridges. Spent the late afternoon at the beach ... which was very refreshing.
Nov 20, 2019 18:14:13 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Got my genset ready to go - but, can't find the key-turned the house upside down-nothing-grrrr.
Nov 26, 2019 15:40:35 GMT 10
blueshoes: G'day everyone, how are we all going? In Gippsland, it's "Summer" - 2nd December, 8 degrees and pouring rain...
Dec 2, 2019 16:19:56 GMT 10
blueshoes: SAH did you find your keys?
Dec 2, 2019 16:20:08 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi blueshoes - no luck!!
Dec 2, 2019 21:02:25 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