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Forum: Financial Forum Today, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 36
Posted By Hilltopper
Pretty interesting to note the banks roll in...

Pretty interesting to note the banks roll in limiting available cash and how it then fetches a premium for trade .

Here I have heard comments how we are moving towards a cashless society but...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Today, 11:54 AM
Replies: 38,115
Views: 5,309,231
Posted By Hilltopper
Thrift shop buy of colourful lanyards for...

Thrift shop buy of colourful lanyards for throwing assortments of keys I am using around my neck so I don't put them down . Have you noticed a lot with company names and such? A person would maybe...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid Today, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By Hilltopper
Thank you guys for being so open about these...

Thank you guys for being so open about these health issues as I think it is helpful for others to learn from, rather than avoidance and ignorance that could allow a condition to get progressively...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid Yesterday, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By Hilltopper
We will certainly be rooting for you Bunkerbuster...

We will certainly be rooting for you Bunkerbuster !!!
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Yesterday, 09:05 AM
Replies: 38,115
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Posted By Hilltopper
Bought hogpanels and a 20 x 40 coverall building ...

Bought hogpanels and a 20 x 40 coverall building to make into a greenhouse for $1,000 . So excited about this as our climate is colder and wetter BC coastal mountains rain forest . Staying out of...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 913
Posted By Hilltopper
Wow, this guy was in such a remote area, the...

Wow, this guy was in such a remote area, the bears habitat, accessible by only sea or air . Hardly a place for tourists , though I know some do take their chances and venture into the remote areas ....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-20-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By Hilltopper
We seeded and spread mowing and later bedding...

We seeded and spread mowing and later bedding from the stable to get our steeper slopes mulched and growing to prevent erosion . You need to think of what you want to do with the area when it is...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 08-20-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,235
Posted By Hilltopper
A leader of a naturalist group I hiked with, was...

A leader of a naturalist group I hiked with, was a retired biologist , super outdoor savvy and fit . He went hiking more days than he stayed home. His last trip he went on , for himself would be a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10,990
Views: 463,728
Posted By Hilltopper
One of my rare cooking days for a house guest and...

One of my rare cooking days for a house guest and they are vegan, ( not I) so harvesting zucchini and purslane and chickweed and lambsquarters to make a pesto for zucchini noodles and making lentil...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-18-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 38,115
Views: 5,309,231
Posted By Hilltopper
Hmm, today I opened hazelnuts harvested two weeks...

Hmm, today I opened hazelnuts harvested two weeks back when I noticed the squirrels were already harvesting them . I picked some undamaged green ones off the tree then and every single nut shell...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10,990
Views: 463,728
Posted By Hilltopper
Okay I had to google what a Tollhouse cookie was ...

Okay I had to google what a Tollhouse cookie was :) I am very thankful we live at this peak where food is relatively abundant .
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-17-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By Hilltopper
Well after discovered for the second time ,...

Well after discovered for the second time , someone posted a $100K bond , I am still thinking mommy and daddy kept this guy going for 3 years with care packages and put their retirement up for...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10,990
Views: 463,728
Posted By Hilltopper
Son barbequed steaks, peppers, mushrooms, onions...

Son barbequed steaks, peppers, mushrooms, onions , and garlic , I made a salad with 14 different things from the garden .
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-15-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By Hilltopper
And there is no proof he never had any assistance...

And there is no proof he never had any assistance , after all his parents paid his $25,000
bail, the guy was wanted for sexual assault against a child and child pornography charges , so you don't...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Hilltopper
Here in our town a homeless guy started a fire as...

Here in our town a homeless guy started a fire as a diversion to steal a chainsaw and caused 3 million in damage to the major chain hardware store and it has been closed for 7 months so we have to...
Forum: Food and water 08-14-2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,035
Posted By Hilltopper
I was also going to say my chickens and muscovie...

I was also going to say my chickens and muscovie have experience eating insects and I eat them . My compost piles are also in the chicken yard and I am going to start a new routine running a bug...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-14-2019, 02:40 AM
Replies: 38,115
Views: 5,309,231
Posted By Hilltopper
I only have an 11 x 11 stall so elevated...

I only have an 11 x 11 stall so elevated platforms, which they seem naturally inclined to feel more secure about , increases the area for their comfort without having to add on to the barn . For...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 820
Posted By Hilltopper
No, not everyone drinks and drives . I was raised...

No, not everyone drinks and drives . I was raised to be super responsible , not perfect , but I have never been intoxicated behind the wheel of a vehicle . I hope to instill that in my kids .

In...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 820
Posted By Hilltopper
One of my sons made a jackass decision to drive...

One of my sons made a jackass decision to drive drunk for the first time last week and I immediately called the police on him, he lost his vehicle and driving privileges for 3 months and fined $3k ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 10,990
Views: 463,728
Posted By Hilltopper
Worked all day painting till I could no longer...

Worked all day painting till I could no longer stand on my feet . Had half a Ristorante thin crust pizza which was not particularily all that good but the whole pizza was on sale for $1.97 . Just...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-11-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 38,115
Views: 5,309,231
Posted By Hilltopper
3 generations pulling like huskies, today and...

3 generations pulling like huskies, today and this week, to paint a new home for my parents . I consider families working together a solid exercise in teamwork .
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10,990
Views: 463,728
Posted By Hilltopper
Apparently I am not getting any younger, by the...

Apparently I am not getting any younger, by the time I get through the day I am exhausted and sore and not a fan of cooking then. I read this and am amazed how much effort people make for one meal ....
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-10-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 38,115
Views: 5,309,231
Posted By Hilltopper
I drew up my 3 month budget this morning . ...

I drew up my 3 month budget this morning . Painted used motor oil on a new stall door . Rototilled weeds in the garden and then later felt it , this shoulder is barely healing from last winter . ...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-10-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 86,554
Posted By Hilltopper
I am also using the folded tarps to knock back...

I am also using the folded tarps to knock back weeds where I want to plant , once they sufficiently die back I use my rototiller to finish the job your use under the potted plant is giving me some...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-10-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 45,515
Posted By Hilltopper
It alarms me that when people should most tighten...

It alarms me that when people should most tighten up their protocals to take care , they still do the most assinine things to put them and others around them at risk .
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-09-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 38,115
Views: 5,309,231
Posted By Hilltopper
Yes, I am thinking if there was a pandemic, you...

Yes, I am thinking if there was a pandemic, you would be grateful for anything put in place ahead of time . Doesn't have to be a pandemic, people can just get really sick or injured and not have...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-09-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 38,115
Views: 5,309,231
Posted By Hilltopper
9mmMike , any time you are working with your...

9mmMike , any time you are working with your family, I think it is a prep, teamwork, pulling together now for bettering the overall situation as a whole . If you can't do it now, how exactly would...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-09-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,289
Posted By Hilltopper
Someone at the mouth of our valley has a tank set...

Someone at the mouth of our valley has a tank set high up on his bench property overlooking the route in . I have never been sure why .
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-08-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 38,115
Views: 5,309,231
Posted By Hilltopper
You never know when someone may have a severe...

You never know when someone may have a severe situation that maybe they may need a diaper , I don't think I have ever been that sick or incapable of getting around on crutches but I was thinking a...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-06-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 38,115
Views: 5,309,231
Posted By Hilltopper
My boys put me through hell on the weekend , I...

My boys put me through hell on the weekend , I literally called the police on their jackassedness and it cost them dearly but I figure it is tough love and the logical consequence was required. So...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-03-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 38,115
Views: 5,309,231
Posted By Hilltopper
Still wet chick was drug out of the nest somehow...

Still wet chick was drug out of the nest somehow so I have kept it warm and drying and it is ready to move with a hen and siblings into the brooder tractor .

Stall doors installed and one set of...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-02-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38,115
Views: 5,309,231
Posted By Hilltopper
Yesterday in town I picked up an extra Trademark...

Yesterday in town I picked up an extra Trademark hickory wood axe handle and two extra handles for implements like rakes just to have on hand . I think I will be looking for back up extras for...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-02-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3,024
Views: 272,145
Posted By Hilltopper
Not these ones, they are more likely to have...

Not these ones, they are more likely to have arrived via private jet and their million dollar horses were bought in Europe . Most now reside in the US or Europe and seem far and long removed from...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 08-02-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3,024
Views: 272,145
Posted By Hilltopper
And yet the wealthy , now mostly out of country,...

And yet the wealthy , now mostly out of country, continue on. The Venezuelan show jumping team has arrived in Lima for the Pan Am games .
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-01-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 38,115
Views: 5,309,231
Posted By Hilltopper
Oh my gosh, that is BEAUTIFUL ! I replaced...

Oh my gosh, that is BEAUTIFUL !

I replaced the paracord with a new roll that we used kayaking and kept the stuff we used in the kayaks for next week.

Burned wood last night over a stump in...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 08-01-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Hilltopper
People seem to position themselves so removed...

People seem to position themselves so removed from nature that they lack any natural sense, and then they think to reconnect by going to a park . I bet the bison were showing signs of being stressed...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-31-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 38,115
Views: 5,309,231
Posted By Hilltopper
I think that is an excellant use for the side of...

I think that is an excellant use for the side of that crib francessanne, I have a drying rack for my laundry in the house , but I never thought of repurposing a crib .

Bunkerbuster, I saw your...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-30-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,222
Posted By Hilltopper
Another alternative I came across that is...

Another alternative I came across that is naturally polled , a hardy foraging type developed for the extremes of Scotland is the Belted Galloway . They mention they are not prone to genetic issues...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-28-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,222
Posted By Hilltopper
My horses are retired lads now but one day, I...

My horses are retired lads now but one day, I will end up with empty stalls in my barn and grass that needs to be eaten so I read this with interest . Not knowing cattle mind you but it occurs to...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-28-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38,115
Views: 5,309,231
Posted By Hilltopper
Bunkerbuster, I believe at one point you had made...

Bunkerbuster, I believe at one point you had made some purchases of waterproof phone bags or pouches . Were any of them put to the test to see how waterproof they indeed were? I will be looking for...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By Hilltopper
Action Jackson , why the qualifier that if no men...

Action Jackson , why the qualifier that if no men are around a group may be lead by a woman ? What exactly is that based on ?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-27-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38,115
Views: 5,309,231
Posted By Hilltopper
I think my Grandma would roll over in her grave...

I think my Grandma would roll over in her grave over my washing her pan with detergent each day instead of just scraping and toweling it out . I think the premise was you leave some grease from your...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 07-27-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,243
Posted By Hilltopper
OMg, hmm, yes, being mindful to put things away,...

OMg, hmm, yes, being mindful to put things away, eliminate trip hazzards , check clearances are things that may not come automatically to you but could cause you grief that you can avoid being more...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-27-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,668
Posted By Hilltopper
I thought the hazelnut harvest would be in fall...

I thought the hazelnut harvest would be in fall but noticed evidence that the squirrels have been taking them now . My point is it is not enough to know what to find, but when and exactly where and...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-26-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,222
Posted By Hilltopper
I will not be keeping a bull myself but I was...

I will not be keeping a bull myself but I was curious the skill set neccessary to deal with one so I looked up an article on a reknown handler on a large breeding centre in Australia . Professional...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-26-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38,115
Views: 5,309,231
Posted By Hilltopper
Keeping abreast of the rabbit hemmorhagic virus...

Keeping abreast of the rabbit hemmorhagic virus spreading here , now in Washington state on Orcas island so suspected vector was a tourist . It is spread on shoes, hay, tires, birds, mozzies and...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-26-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,222
Posted By Hilltopper
RobertSWMissouri , do you have a fair bit of...

RobertSWMissouri , do you have a fair bit of experience handling bulls ? I was thinking it might be similar to working with stallions? Would you know if Dexter semen is terribly hard to get for...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-26-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,668
Posted By Hilltopper
There is a million rabbits now , however now that...

There is a million rabbits now , however now that rabbit hemmorhagic disease virus is spreading from BC , now spread to populations in Washington state and spread on shoes, hay, tires, birds,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-25-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 38,115
Views: 5,309,231
Posted By Hilltopper
I use my cast iron fry pan almost daily and...

I use my cast iron fry pan almost daily and unfortunately clean it regularily in the dishwater as well which strips the finish gradually , then I dry it and reapply a thin rub of oil .

We got...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-25-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,668
Posted By Hilltopper
"Around these boards there are actually more...

"Around these boards there are actually more people who fantasize about spending days (in a PAW) peacefully tending their garden, chickens and goats while a few hundred million people passively...
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