Friday, November 20, 2009

RAIN



Got woken up several times by the sound of rain on the roof. The radar picture shows clear for here and it isn't raning now so I guess the part in the red circle was the culpret and has already moved off. Not sure how much we got or how this is going to effect me getting back to the road? I am glad I hadn't made it to the point of tenting out there for e few nights or I might have been stranded without supplies.

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  1. If your road gets you stranded out there, you did a smart thing by staying home. I remember being stuck out at my place in Alaska for 3 weeks with no one comming by. Good thing I had a rifle and a few supplys. I ate rabbit until I could get out and to the store after the storm. This was before I had a snowmachine (snowmobile)

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  2. Evidently we didn't get much. The streets, alleys or what ever you call them in this RV park are already where its hard to tell it rained. I'll probably wait a couple more days to go out there though just to be on the safe side.

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  3. Being on the safe side is a "girlie" thing. Shoot, I would load up and go....be there right bout sunup with rake in hand. One pound of balony and a loaf of bread will last 3 days. Take your BBQ grill and you have instant campfire.

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  4. BBob, I've spent my whole life running against the wind and it hasn't done anything but get my butt in a bind a lot of times. Its time to start wising up and going with the flow. I figure being stuck out there for days will come soon enough. I'd as soon be prepared for it.

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  5. I agree with Billy Bob. I would load up on supplies (summer sausage - don't like balony), water, dry good; things that don't need to be in a fridge. All that and maybe a case of BEER or two ;)Maybe dig a hole and drop in a 55 gal drum into the ground to keep things (beer)cooler.

    This would be a good opportunity to see where the water on your land goes so you know where to build. Too many people build to overcome the land but if you have a good understanding of the character of your land it don't need to be so difficult. Does that make sense?

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  6. I'll take the bologna any time, but packets of single serving spam would probably do good. The beer sounds good. Problem is I would have just been spending the night out there. If I'd have known rain was coming it wouldn't have been out there though. As far as the drainage it looks like I got the drainage of the area. There are good places to build, but the center where all of the squiggly lines are in the photo in the link below are ditches about two to three feet deep. Would be nice to put about a half acre stock tank in that area. Also the green arrow in there shows the old fence line so evidently the woman that took me out there was wrong about it being my property line. It would actually be inside my property.

    Floodplain

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  7. Nice flood plain map and from looking at it remined me of this video I seen about 10 acres similar to yours.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sohI6vnWZmk

    Maybe you have seen this already?

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  8. Too cool. Here is the click able link.

    Greening the Desert

    I wonder if they have a website?

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  9. Really nice floodplain map. And, that "Greening The Desert" video was awesome. Their website is http://permaculture.org.au/. They are out of Australia, and there's a ton of stuff on this website.
    Good luck with the next phaze.

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  10. Here's the link Allen posted.

    Greening the Desert (Site)

    Just for the heck of it I've made the latest update a lesson for those who have asked on another blog why the links aren't clickable. Thought this might help for those people. It does make it easier to get to the site.

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