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Good post overall, I am, however going to nitpick this one point. I would definitely emphasis on the "larger" part. I'm not convince that a .22 is even enough to torq-off these feral hogs.
"Take out" sure.

"Stop rapidly when needed"..... I'd not bet my life.
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I agree with using this or something similar.

We've used one of these for our East Texas hunting camp for years. It's lived in for about two months straight during the season, and a week here and there as needed.

It has wood flooring covered with old used linoleum. For lighting and cooking we just had propane hoses run to a single tank. Lots of room as far as I'm concerned.

Here's a few photos, mostly of the kitchen area but you get the idea.
A tent/garage like that can become an oven in the sun. Cutting in vents in the ends up high and covering them with screen can help a lot, so can covering tent with another tarp suspended about 6 to 8 inches above the roof of the tent. The extra tarp shades the under tarp and the gap allows air flow for the hot air to flow up and away . The extra tarp also may help with water resistance and could keep it warmer if you are heating the tent in cold weather. The nice thing about a tent like that is it can be set up nearly like a home. And as the tarps wear way they can be replaced with sheet metal.
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Hey Mountain Mike, I signed up to this forum just to talk to you. I've been a lurker and keep seeing you offering people to come stay on your land. I can't send you a direct message yet because I don't have enough posts, but suffice to say I'd like to talk to you about that offer. And maybe unlike others I am serious, I'm 42 and not exactly a newbie at this outdoor thing. I should've added you can contact me via email ~ [email protected].
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FYI, anyone considering moving to East Texas... tons of Black Widows and Brown Recluse. Don't go digging around your wood pile or anything else for that matter without leather gloves on.
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Weren't the original posters going to do this in Sept/Oct? Have they taken off? Backed out?
Listen to America's_Patriot . . . he's always got good advice.
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FYI, anyone considering moving to East Texas... tons of Black Widows and Brown Recluse. Don't go digging around your wood pile or anything else for that matter without leather gloves on.
I often wear mechanix gloves. Are those thick enough to protect from spider bites? I really haven't had that issue popup yet.
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I often wear mechanix gloves. Are those thick enough to protect from spider bites? I really haven't had that issue popup yet.
Yes, but the tricky thing is...keeping the spiders OUT of gloves, shoes, etc. Especially Brown Recluse spiders. They are famous for living up to their name and are quite reclusive, hiding in stuff.

Beware: attempts at shaking them out of your clothes are not always successful. You may need to visually inspect the dark recesses of pant legs, shirt/coat sleeves, etc. carefully. I make a habit of carefully turning stuff inside out to dislodge stubborn spiders that cling tightly. I like to put my gloves in a ziploc bag or some other container to keep them out.
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I'm curious too AJ. I'm wondering if it all fell through or if they are still making plans.

Most of these ventures are pipe dreams that never come to fruition but this particular one at first sounded like it might happen. Now mid September and no feedback recently. Probably the grim realities of life interfered.
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That'd be my guess too M.A. It was a nice little dream.
You still flying that homemade Cessna?
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That'd be my guess too M.A. It was a nice little dream.
You still flying that homemade Cessna?

I wish it were flying. Still in the building process (slow). I'm building the engine now.
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Holiday Inn Express is your best bet if you want to be comfortable!
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I don't understand what could possibly motivate you to do this but I hope it goes well for you.

Several years ago a man escaped death row east of Huntsville. During a news update the spokesman for the prison said they had no idea where the man was but it didn't matter because he was dead. A few week later the dead mans body was found.

Good luck.

So why can't you have your cars/trucks on the property?
You make East Texas sound like it's incompatible with human life which it isn't. I'd much rather try to homestead in east Texas than west Texas.

The actual Death Row incident occurred about 25 years ago and was the only time in modern history anyone escaped TX Death Row. The escapee drowned in the Trinity river.
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The escapee drowned in the Trinity river.
That's a bad river....dangerous as Hell.

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