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Old 12-19-2012, 04:52 PM   #411
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I re-read this thread and took notes...

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Butchered my first goat yesterday and it was the first from our doe. This was the last item on my list to complete as it was my first attempt to grow and harvest our own meat. It feels strange to actually be prepared for most any event. Amazing what a few years of prepping can accumulate. Time to enjoy the life in the wilderness.

Living off-grid and loving it.

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We moved in here just before Thanksgiving, so we don't have any livestock at this point. However, my first task come Spring is to expand our garden.

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We have a steer next on the agenda to butcher. I'm having a pro do it in March and he is going to train me on the process including, cutting and packaging the meat. A goat is one thing but there is too much meat on the steer to screw it up. Having grown up in cities this is truly an adventure.

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Many years ago my brother raised two steers, but he had them butchered professionally. Frankly, I'm not looking forward to learning the process, but it's a necessary skill I need to learn.

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I picked up a 23,000 BTU kerosene heater and some kerosene last Friday. I got our water barrels, water containers and emergency water filters set up today.

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Picked up two sets of PVC (shirt and pants) rain suits on a 50% off sale. Also filled up about 100L of unleaded fuel while the price is "low-ish"

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Well, I just learned how to can a brick of .22's in a pineapple can w/a dessicant. Also canned 30 .410 shells in a Spam can.
Takes a while to solder the bottoms back on, but I don't have to use a pressure cooker.

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Well, I just learned how to can a brick of .22's in a pineapple can w/a dessicant. Also canned 30 .410 shells in a Spam can.
Takes a while to solder the bottoms back on, but I don't have to use a pressure cooker.
Very interesting.
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Ordered up a good set of brazed carbide tooling and carbide grinder for
machining when I cannot order up indexable tooling anymore.

Also working on a PTO driven 3 phase gennie I can run off the tractor.

Being able to make and repair items after the SHTF should be very
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