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Old 01-07-2013, 06:45 AM
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I'm already looking around for what to spend my money on next. There's 200 acres just down the road for $125000.
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250km close. Close enough for a round trip every week, too far for a daily commute.
I got out of the Army about a year and a half ago. I travelled home every single weekend (if I was not on duty or gone on Ex or deployment that is to say). I drove the speed limit on small highways (80 Km/H) for the most part then 100Km/h QEW. It took me approximately 7hrs to get home covering about 500 Km. I did not think this extreme at all. I left after dismissal on the Friday afternoon (earlier at times if a holiday was attached to the weekend) and arrived home at around ten or eleven o'clock in the evening.
Now, my bol is about four hours away at around 350 Km from my home.
SamboRoberts has just a little bit to go in my opinion. If I had his "bol" I should be going there every week-end. My bol is nothing but tree, moss and granite. I put Sambo's bol in quotations because for me it is far more than that; it is a ready made primary residence that doubles as a bug out location.
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I'm already looking around for what to spend my money on next. There's 200 acres just down the road for $125000.
Sambo, you already have what you need- honestly. There is no need to get such acreage. What you have now is perfect; your parents farm is close, there are many farms in the area for food and you can store a lot of non-perishable food on your bol. I should concentrate on that were I you.
You have purchased the perfect property at the perfect time. Take a look at what our Rhodesian brethren did to improve their security on their farms; it may give you some ideas.
A side note: an armed U.S. is what kept the Empire of Japan from directly attacking that nation. Australia has many aggressive neighbours in it's vicinity. Disarming Australians is foolish. That too can be worked on. Sambo, are you eligible for a semi-auto licence if you connect yourself with your father's farm? An AR in 7.62x51 would be handy.
Anyway, Sambo has an excellent set-up and needs no more land as far as I can see. What do others think?
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Sambo, you already have what you need- honestly.
There is no need to get such acreage.
It's not about what I need.


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A side note: an armed U.S. is what kept the Empire of Japan from directly attacking that nation.
Which nation? Australia? No, it didn't. Australian territory was invaded and occupied by Japanese forces.

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Australia has many aggressive neighbours in it's vicinity. Disarming Australians is foolish. That too can be worked on. Sambo, are you eligible for a semi-auto licence if you connect yourself with your father's farm? An AR in 7.62x51 would be handy.
No, I'm not.

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Anyway, Sambo has an excellent set-up and needs no more land as far as I can see. What do others think?
Like I said, need has nothing to do with it.
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Need has nothing to do with it, you are correct. I just admire your set up.
It was America that the Japanese did not want to attack because they said there was an American behind every blade of grass with a rifle.

Anyway, if you have the resources then you will do what you want to because you can. That is logical.
Great piece of property, Sambo. Keep us all in the loop if you do get the large acreage. It is nice to see someone doing what many would like to do.
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What do you call close?

(5km? 20km? 100km?)

I only ask as I know someone who commutes 40km to work every day, and yet I wouldnt consider 40km close exactly, at least not as a daily travel, but if I was only going somewhere on weekends perhaps I could call 40km close...
40 km is just down the road.

We recently bought a country cottage with a small bit of land, 2 sheds and a stable and a garage at the bottom of the Blue Mountains for under 300 K.

My wife and I both drive over an hour to get to work, many people who work in Sydney and live on the outskirts do these days.
Our front door to Lin's work is over 70 kms one way.

You want cheaper, affordable houses and homes and some land, ya gotta go a long way from the city these days.

Your place looks great, Sambo. Our cottage is much older and we are gradually renovating/modernising.
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Agree with you on this one. To get decent land at a good price around any major centre you have to look at 30 - 50 km out. If you work than that is a daily commute.
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Settlement took place yesterday, it's now mine (and the bloody bank's). I'm moving some stuff down there today and picking up the keys. Tomorrow I'll move more stuff down there and stay for the long weekend. I'll have more pics next week, too.
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Congrats Sambo, now you can start buiding your catwire type 2 fences and laying a few claymores
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I only have two words for you.......SWEEEEET & Jealous!

Keep us posted on your progress......
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Congrats Sambo, now you can start buiding your catwire type 2 fences and laying a few claymores
woah dude, you sound AWSOME are you ex special forces?
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Settlement took place yesterday, it's now mine (and the bloody bank's). I'm moving some stuff down there today and picking up the keys. Tomorrow I'll move more stuff down there and stay for the long weekend. I'll have more pics next week, too.
Looking forward to it.

We've just taken 4 weeks off to renovate our cottage.

Just ripped the old bathroom to bits, hoping to install all the new stuff and a new floor on saturday.
Also building Japanese gardens all around the house, by hand..as one doesn't use machinery to build a Japanese garden...it's all about the creation being as important as the final result, don't you know?
I do now.

Half the house has a new coat of paint, the heavy rain slowed that down.

Our place is starting to look like we want it to.

Cheers: Jaq
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Place looks great Sambo. I'm in the middle of that get debt down bit and hope to be saving soon
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woah dude, you sound AWSOME are you ex special forces?
Nah, but my Mum thinks I'm special
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Nah, but my Mum thinks I'm special
So is that why she dress's you funny?..........

Nah........SORRY, couldn't resist that.......Old time joke But do tell, do bug out locations in Ozzie really really really need "keys"?
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But do tell, do bug out locations in Ozzie really really really need "keys"?
You ask because "Locks only keep the honest people out" or you think Australia is full of big friendly crocodile dundee types?

If the latter, I can assure you, in urban areas at least we have plenty of drug taking tattooed fowl mouthed westie scum
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