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Old 12-14-2014, 02:19 AM
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I have a daughter in Minnesota. She say her husband preps for all 4 seasons
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Sorry such a late reply...just learning this site. I'm in east central mn close to I35. dang its hard to find preppers here, but all us old rural folks are to extent. I think the newbie city kids who move up here still think our counties will step up...like, right, when it takes them all day n nite to just plow backroads. meanwhile, the school buses run almost in any conditions. hope u get this. maybe we're neighbors. you know, like within an hour or so of each other!
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You sound like what I want to be on my place! different than wannabe...I too have wood heat, oil lamps etc but have yet to pound in sandpoint handpump well. only needs to be bout 25-30 feet as I have 23 springs in my field so have hi water table. house well wi little iron is only 52 ft deep, so think I could get by with shallow sandpoint. my problem? I'm scared to do this work and then not truly know how to get it to work. like with the leather...got handpump n sandpoint from stpaul mfgr so is great quality. any instructions/tips would be helpful.
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I think the welfare thing is just done so politicians can cover a** when they give farm subsiidy payments to corp farms and meat producers. ever looked at what Michele Bachmans family in iowa get? its far easier for us to judge someone in front of us in checkout line with foodstamps.
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Have any of you been in so dak in winter or iowa? try sioux falls... as a 30 yr ago transplant, I am still grateful for mndot. not going. to mention my county but they leave some to be desired (no salt, a little sand). Minn still better than anyplace in surrounding states. I travel by saturn wagon 4000miles avg per mo for job in these states. always grateful when I hit our stateline.
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Born and raised here. I grew up around prepping..well mild prepping. Living 20 miles from the closest smallish town,my parents had a 'food room' in the basement. Nothing crazy,probably 6'x8'. We also had a "backup" woodstove that we pretty much used daily from oct-may. We had a small honda generator and 25gal of gas stored. we'd try and have 8 cords of firewood stored every fall. We burned 4-5/year. We had a truck with a 9' v plow,many snow shovels, 3 chainsaws,55 gal drum of ice salt. sandbags/shovels/sleeping bags/road flares in both vehicles.
I ended up with a girl from southern TX,her cocky father was all "we from texas,yall. We raise rough,tough cowboys down here. Ya I'm tough cuz' I'm from texas" well he shut up about that after he came up here to visit in the winter. My mother-in-law freaked out when I ran outside for something in -30 degree weather in jeans and a t shirt...haha.
LOL! got bro n sis in TX. all of us raised in SD on ranch/farm. I tried it there. OMG the humidity and no breeze in san antone! Moved even farthr north in MN. Face up to facts, america! us up north people are way tougher than most!
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I have a daughter in Minnesota. She say her husband preps for all 4 seasons
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Ok, so what about wild turkey? And in some parts, pheasant? ooh, he's not a true mn prepper unless he makes plans for timberwolves, let alone our twinkies.
Ask him this...did he make a 4 season get home bag for her? yesterday I got over an inch of rain (even thunder) followed by 4 inches of snow. to us northerners, no big deal. just sayin'.
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I want to apologize for ignorance in prev posts as to how to post them. meant them as reply to certain posts but didn't know to 'quote'. now I do. I may be just learning how to chatroom but sure can garden! anyway, thanks for yr patience.
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I guess the humor was lost on you.
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I love living in MN have a place that my friends and family can bug out to if need be. The winters here can be really hard but it could be worse. I have lived here all my life. I would rather deal with the winters than the summers down south. But winters are by far the thing to prep for the most. Then tornadoes and flooding. I don't really have to worry about flooding where I'm at I think I live in the only county in Minnesota that doesn't have a lake, yes believe it or not. Land of 10,000 lakes and I don't have one. And the people that say Minnesota drivers suck no drivers in the Twin Cities suck there was a study released saying that Minnesota has the safest drivers in the country. 4x4 is almost a must but my favorite way to get around during the summer is my dirt bike on the back roads. I wish I was as stocked up on everything as everyone else but I'm working on it slowly.
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It seems most threads here always address heating issue which really comes down to worrying about power outages, no matter cause. If I still lived in the Cities, what I would prep for is having a rural safehouse and a way to get there. I would try to make arrangements with a small homesteader, offering to come now to learn skills thru working with them for a way different lifestyle. It is probably true that us rural people do stand a better chance just because of what we already do on an everyday basis. I'd be open to having 'company' if shtf, but few in cities seem willing to put in time n work right now. I still would wish them the best.
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New guy here west of the metro, I was raised on a subsistence farm in Northwestern Mn, lived in Western and Southern Mn. I would like to buy some land further North. I am a Veteran, and a hunter. I am a beginner to prepping because I see trouble coming.
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New guy here west of the metro, I was raised on a subsistence farm in Northwestern Mn, lived in Western and Southern Mn. I would like to buy some land further North. I am a Veteran, and a hunter. I am a beginner to prepping because I see trouble coming.
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Growing up on a farm, being a Veteran, and a Hunter I would say that you are off to a good start. Now it is just time to start stocking up on food, water, ammo, medical, and other supplies.
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New guy here west of the metro, I was raised on a subsistence farm in Northwestern Mn, lived in Western and Southern Mn. I would like to buy some land further North. I am a Veteran, and a hunter. I am a beginner to prepping because I see trouble coming.
Welcome! lots of good land up north right now and prices still reasonable. I'm in east central mn. can recommend a few different realtors farther north who specialize in rural/hunting land. Previous posts have spoken of poor soil but I prefer our sand to the more clay like soil farther south. I just keep adding my compost and lime reduces sandburs. Deer and turkey plentiful right now too. Good luck in your search.
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What can a person use to cook with in the house if the grid is down. I just purchased a portable Buddy Heater for heat. Sounds like they are going to crack down on wood stoves.
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Amazon has some propane camping burners that work off the same tanks as the Buddy Heaters. They're pretty slick!
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I have a genny that I used to power my furnace if it goes out... other then that I have no real prep. I do have a lot of camping supplies though, if you consider that prep, haha.
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Born and raised in MN- NW area, with adult life in Metro area. I'll be honest SHFT in winter in MN scares the hell out of me- loss of primary natural gas would be catastrophic.
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What we don't prep for is 45 degrees in the middle of January. None of us know what to do with ourselves!!
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What we don't prep for is 45 degrees in the middle of January. None of us know what to do with ourselves!!
Sure you do; shorts and T-shirt to clear the melting snow off the driveway!
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