Preparations Update

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  1. Mar 13, 2019 #571

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    I picked up a side-by-side at a good price. It should be handy around the property and I'm hoping to loan it to a friend for hunting. I could get some moose meat out of the deal.
     
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  2. Mar 14, 2019 #572

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    OK, I am officially envious. First that you can just loan a gun to a friend (Washington made that a misdemeanor) and second that you get moose venison to boot!
    Just kidding, You deserve the best life has to offer. ;)
     
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    Sorry SheepDog, not a shotgun but a UTV. If he wanted to borrow a gun he certainly could. I'd loan him anything I possess. It's a few years old but has less than 900 miles on it. I'd like to put a windshield on it.
     
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    I took side by side to mean a double barrel shotgun too!
     
  5. Mar 15, 2019 #575

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    Well, you are still a great guy. If I was closer, I would help you put the windshield on it. It takes a small amount of steel and a nice piece of plexiglass or Lexan. That way you can have it conform to the rig and make it look like it belongs.
     
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  6. Mar 17, 2019 #576

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    Just priced a roof rack for my car, plus the fitting kit ( which is extra) PLUS the fitting (which is extra again!)

    GAHHHHH!
    For my model of car it's $400 just for the roof rack.
    I need them to move my kayak to and from my BOL.

    Too many must haves on my list and not nearly enough money.
     
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  7. Mar 18, 2019 at 12:48 AM #577

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    @Tank-Girl if you have a local wrecking yard give them a ring to see if they have one or can get a roof rack with the fitting kit for you and ask for a quote. They have what is known as a wreckers hotline and can get one in from all over the country from other wreckers as they have a database they can access. It might be a far cheaper option for you and a lot of the wreckers have a fitting service as well. Likelihood is because you have an older car they will be able to source one for you.

    There are some advantages in knowledge I have having been in the trade before myself :) .
     
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  8. Mar 18, 2019 at 12:58 AM #578

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    Thank you SC.
    I was out of ideas.
    This is a huge help.
     
  9. Mar 18, 2019 at 1:02 AM #579

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    Most welcome @Tank-Girl I hope you can source one far cheaper and also have it fitted by them too.

    Just another thought try sourcing one on eBay too you never know what you will find there either.
     
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    Updating preps here on what we have purchased and added to the freezer recently is -

    - 2 x 4lt ice cream, 3 x 500 g frozen blueberries, 1 x 400g frozen passionfruit pulp, 2 x 490g cocktail spring rolls and 2 x 3 kg packs of oranges all on special ranging up to mostly 50% off saving $34.50 on usual prices.
    - 4 x 790 g packets of party sausage rolls on half price special saving $14 on usual prices.
     
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  11. Mar 18, 2019 at 6:12 AM #581

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    Didn't find any "seconds" vegetables at our Kroger store yesterday, they were cleaned out. But they did have frozen mixed veg for 88 cents a bag, so I filled dehydrator with that. Filled incubator with eggs yesterday. They are due about when baby meat turkeys arrive, so it'll be brooder city around here. Started repackaging the stuff I bought at the Amish/menno bulk food store, but still have more to do. Left it all on the kitchen counters so I can do a little each day.
     
  12. Mar 18, 2019 at 6:41 AM #582

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    This evening we purchased 6 x above ground 2.4 x .9 m garden beds and a petrol post hole auger to start our garden beds with. This will go a long way to starting our garden beds and all were on special on eBay and we coupled that with discount vouchers currently available to save $66.50 on usual prices. We will need the post hole auger to put in the upright posts for enclosed kangaroo proof structure andchicken wire mesh for the outside walls and roof for over and around the garden beds and will put up 50% shadecloth over the top of that.

    We have saved all of our good posts and heavy duty chicken wire and galvanised pipe for the roof framework and drip irrigation piping for watering so there will be no extra cost there.
     
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  13. Mar 20, 2019 at 1:54 AM #583

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    As I am currently on the road I cannot do much for preparation but remotely I ordered silver from jmbullion taking advantage of the current low prices.
     
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    I look at silver almost everyday. I feel I should buy more but I haven't. I have almost got myself talked into more:)
     
  15. Mar 20, 2019 at 10:09 AM #585

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    Care to share what price you paid per coin?
     
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    17.30 per Canadian Maple leaf when ordering 100

    https://www.jmbullion.com/canadian-silver-maple-leaf-varied-year/

    These have the advantage they are coin not round ( tho I also take rounds when there is a sale and those of course are usually less than a dollar over spot.).

    Maple Leafs are usually a full dollar less per coin than Silver Eagles .. yes Silver Eagles are the most high profile but their premium over spot is usually nearly 3 bucks even from JMBullion and I am not willing to pay that for Silver Eagles... Maple Leafs are usually less than 2 dollars over spot when ordered in quantity.

    Sometimes JMB has sales for any quantity coins or rounds.

    Right now they have Sunshine Morgans for only 79 cents over spot at any quantity with free shipping! These are rounds not coins... but still very good looking..
    https://www.jmbullion.com/1-oz-sunshine-morgan-silver-round/
     
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    I just pay the extra and always buy the Silver Eagles. No reason, I just like them.
     
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    Just wondering how JMB measured up to APMEX. I have gotten the silver rounds before and they are currently $16.58 with (I believe) around $25 shipping charges if under their $$ limit.
    https://www.apmex.com/product/27024/1-oz-silver-round-apmex
    I did not realize how many silver maple leafs there were to choose from, although it looks like their lowest priced one is $17.28 so it looks like JMB and Apmex are pretty similar.
    https://www.apmex.com/category/23100/rcm-silver-maple-leafs/all
     
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    You can always check ebay for coins from the major dealers. On ebay you can pay with a credit card with no up charge and always get free shipping.
     
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    It certainly pays to shop around. I also check for coupon codes on retailmenot.com before placing a final order, just in case there is a promo deal. I always check shipping charges as well, since that will affect the final cost. It looks like both of the above vendors have free shipping over a $99 order.
     
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    Been packaging mashed potato powder and soup mixes all morning (in mylar). Two big tubs worth. Picked up bags of soup mixes at the salvage store in Yoder when we were there, for a buck. Not worth putting my own together for that price. They also had Bear Creek for $1.29.
    OK, now I need to go to work. Working late tonight.
     
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    Y'all were closer than me, I was thinking a frig.
     
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    It's been awhile since I've posted. Training for my race is sometimes all consuming. My hydroponic set up didn't work as well as we hoped it would. I think it needs more light since the water solution is set up right and the ph is correct. It worked great outside last summer so the system is valid. We found a local dealer who sells the light set up for the tower so instead of jury rigging something we'll just get the correct set up for next year. Then the Great Prepper will be amazed at what I grow. Since Cost Co opened up we've been able to get case and bulk values on our pantry items. That is nice because it helps us to keep rotating the foods we like. My girls are starting to lay again now that the sun is out longer and it's warmer. Attended our local prepper meetup today and had great discussions on everything from chickens to bees and starting plants. Had some good food also. The group is only a year or so old so it's still small but growing. I have a couple friends who might attend the next meeting so that's cool. Just finished up 9 days at BOL. Still a lot of snow on the ground so didn't accomplish much. A little chainsaw work and threw a lot of lead down range. Filled my puppies belly with a few squirrels. Our tracked machine got us in and out just fine. I've had a spotty record with it since we bought it so that was nice.
     
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    Hey Caribou what type did you get? We have a Polaris Ranger Crew Cab that we have on tracks. Had some operator errors with it but seems to work well for us.
     

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