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Livestock and more • Re: Guinea pigs as livestock??????

March 30, 2017 RollingwithR 0

Wow thanks for the great info kappydell your info got my wife finally signed on 100% with the whole idea it was the tip about the babies having fur that really tipped her, I really like the one month breeding mark. So I’m going to start looking for babies. You sound like you have done this before, I’ve been doing my own research online and your info seams dead on thanks Any suggestions on where to buy some breading guinea pigs or what bread? I know I don’t want anything long haired but that’s about it. Lol can you imagine the looks were going to get at petco! Asking about the different bread characteristics? Not like that will stop me from doing it but if anyone has a better suggestion for stock procurement please share! I’ve got a bunch of spring projects started already but this has been added to list now. I have to build a new hutch and pen and everything so it might be a couple months out yet but keep an eye on this thread I will post pics of new hutch and my whole “mini piggy farm” that’s what we’re calling this little endeavor btw. Thanks again

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Livestock and more • Re: Guinea pigs as livestock??????

March 29, 2017 RollingwithR 0

Lol I guess I could train the wife’s teacup chihuahua to heard them around the hutch yard. That’s prime you tube video right there lmao! I’d love to hear more from the lady who posted the picture everything tastes like chicken but would you eat it again? I’m seriously considering doing this for no other reason than its different I have plenty other food walking around here why not? But if you have really ate one before details would be great how did they flavor it? Did you see how they cooked it? Do you really pick one like lobster? Is it truly mainstream food down there or is it kinda an odditie? Thanks for all the input people…

Statistics: Posted by RollingwithR — Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:32 pm


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Livestock and more • Guinea pigs as livestock??????

March 22, 2017 RollingwithR 0

I would not have ever thought of a guinea pig as food until I saw one of those strange food shows on tv. Apparently in south America there are restaurants with guinea pig cages up front where you choose a live guinea pig much like the lobster tanks we see in restaurants here in the USA. I would imagine it’s kinda like raising rabbits for food but really I have no idea. All the information I can find about guinea pigs comes from keeping one or 2 as pets, nothing about raising several as a food source. Is there specific breeds that are better for food? Since they are picked live in the restaurant like lobster I’m assuming skining and cleaning will be quick and easy but really I have no idea. Has anyone eles heard of this? Anyone tried it? Im just toying with this idea after seeing it on that tv show, any and all thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Statistics: Posted by RollingwithR — Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:36 am


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Financial Issues • Cryptocurrency for investments?

March 22, 2017 RollingwithR 0

Is anyone out there uesing bitcoin or other cryptocurrency as a long term investment strategy? I’ve heard lots of good things about cryptocurrencies. The biggest advantages being it’s an amenity from our over reaching government. It’s supposed to be better than saving up cash money because you can spend it online and unlike cash it appears to acutely gain value over time. I’m considering investing sevral thousand in cryptocurrency. Has anyone eles tried this investment strategy? Is there a specific cryptocurrency that is doing better than others or should we invest a percentage in each of the different the cryptocurrencys? How versatile is cryptocurrency? Is it mainstream enough where you can buy most things online with it, is anyone uesing cryptocurrency as a payment method off line in the real world? Also any thoughts on weather a virtual wallet or hard keyed wallet is a better security strategy. A hard keyed wallet is basically a removable USB drive you store all your cryptocurrency on, but what if you damage or lose the drive is there away to recover the funds stored on it? How hard is it to cash out cryptocurrency for cash or precious metals and is that even something that should be done or is better just to spend that cryptocurrency on other Goods?

Statistics: Posted by RollingwithR — Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:17 am


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Financial Issues • Cryptocurrency for investments?

March 22, 2017 RollingwithR 0

Is anyone out there uesing bitcoin or other cryptocurrency as a long term investment strategy? I’ve heard lots of good things about cryptocurrencies. The biggest advantages being it’s an amenity from our over reaching government. It’s supposed to be better than saving up cash money because you can spend it online and unlike cash it appears to acutely gain value over time. I’m considering investing sevral thousand in cryptocurrency. Has anyone eles tried this investment strategy? Is there a specific cryptocurrency that is doing better than others or should we invest a percentage in each of the different the cryptocurrencys? How versatile is cryptocurrency? Is it mainstream enough where you can buy most things online with it, is anyone uesing cryptocurrency as a payment method off line in the real world? Also any thoughts on weather a virtual wallet or hard keyed wallet is a better security strategy. A hard keyed wallet is basically a removable USB drive you store all your cryptocurrency on, but what if you damage or lose the drive is there away to recover the funds stored on it? How hard is it to cash out cryptocurrency for cash or precious metals and is that even something that should be done or is better just to spend that cryptocurrency on other Goods?

Statistics: Posted by RollingwithR — Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:17 am


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Financial Issues • Prepper investments

March 9, 2017 RollingwithR 0

I’m a life long prepper and like most preppers I have very little faith in our government and Financial system. I’m prepared for most any disaster including a economic disaster. It makes since to me to save and even invest a little money, it’s just doing so in banks or the market goes against everything Im prepping for. Now of course I’m heavily invested in precious metals that I have physical control over. But I’m wondering if anyone has any other kind of investment for me to put some cash into. Something outside the traditional bank and market systems. I’m talking thousands not hundreds not tens of thousands. Thanks I look forward to your input…

Statistics: Posted by RollingwithR — Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:34 pm


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Livestock and more • Re: Keeping rabbit water from freezing.

February 28, 2017 RollingwithR 0

Here’s how we deal with frozen rabbit water in eastern WA (-10 at night) I was tired of refilling thier bottle’s every day to so I cut the tops off the plastic water bottle’s and with a little heat fitted them onto the end of a 4 in pvc pipe that was about 5 ft long. At first I attached it to the outside of the cage with zip tyes with the nipple going thru the wire mesh into cage. This worked great all summer only requires filled once every week to 10 days. It froze sold in winter thoe. So I added a few 3in pieces of 1/2in black iron pipe as a spacer between water pipe/bottle and cage. I then got a 6ft section of heat tape wrapped the water pipe/bottle and the wrapped pipe/bottle in pipe insulation. The spacer keeps heat tape out the rabbits reach. The heat tape uses less power than a old style light bulb. Works great

Statistics: Posted by RollingwithR — Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:14 pm


Guns • Hand guns and go bags in the lower 48 states?

February 27, 2017 RollingwithR 0

Me and my wife drive a truck over the road in all the lower 48 states. We want to add a 9mm to each of the go bags we carry on our truck. I know plenty of drivers who concealed carry a loaded weapon everywhere they go, but when I ask how they do it legaly the answers ether it’s legal at home or worse I don’t care if it’s legal. Now I’m not looking for daily personal carry I just want the 9mm tucked away in my go bag somewhere on my truck. I know the odds of it ever being found are low but I still want to be as legal as possible. So is there a method of legal storage of a firearm in a vehicle that works in all 48 states? For all you non truckers out there keep in mind a big truck doesn’t have a trunk or glove box. Instead we have under the bunk and little cubbies and cabinets that all are accessible from inside the cab. Think really small rv without the bathroom…. thanks in advance for any input here.

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Gardening • Farming north of the 49 parallel?

February 26, 2017 RollingwithR 0

We’re in WA about 20 mi south of the Canada boarder. We have cleared just over 5 acers of pine forest to start a small farm. Don’t worry I’m bringing in better dirt I’m ontop the alkaline problem. I’m shooting for 100 to 200 fruit trees cherry, apple, pear, also I’m planning on a large hoop house and about 2 acers for veggies. This is way more produce than we can ever ues but I’m planning on using all the extra as animal feed both for livestock and deer. Here’s the questions for growers north of 49° besides the obvious standard wa state crops what are you growing? What’s doing well, what’s struggleing? Anyone growing odd crops like paw paw or anything eles? Any good nut trees growable this far north? Any crops that aren’t food I should consider trying?

Statistics: Posted by RollingwithR — Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:28 am


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Gardening • Re: Less than legal plants

February 26, 2017 RollingwithR 0

All these prepers aginst pot, why? I can maybe see the legal issue but even in the most anti pot state the pros far out weigh the cons. Pot is a medicine it’s uesfull in rope and paper (the constitution is written on hemp!) I agree food and herbs are more important but once you have that going pot can be a graet addition to your preps. Besides all the above reasons here are some great preper reasons to have pot. 1 trade good, after shtf day alcohol is going to be hard to come by people will always use and over pay for mood altering chemicals. Pot is way easier to grow than distillation of any alcohol. 2. Life after shtf for a prepper should mean alot of long boring days. If your preps are good enough while the rest of the world flips out you should be safe at home trying to stretch your preps but not really doing much. Pot makes boring days better especially without tv or radio. As for the legal question come on people! Alot of my preps aren’t exactly legal, from some of my guns to my hydro power even my cellar breaks a few building laws, my still is also ilegal but I still have it. I’m screwed if they ever come after me anyway but a couple pot seeds, easy to hide pot seeds will be the least of my worries if the feds ever raid my place. I definitely think you should at least add the seed to your preps. Also as a garden guy I love pot, not because the plants or the bud. No its the hydro store I love. So much effort science and money goes into the growing of pot those stores are packed full of fertilizer and pesticides that safer more effective and far better than most anything you’ll find at a nurssery. All of those additives do an amazing job on my food crops as well. Btw check out cropkingseeds.Com graet supply sorce

Statistics: Posted by RollingwithR — Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:05 am


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Hydro • Anyone have a manufactured Hydro power plant?

February 25, 2017 RollingwithR 0

I’m looking to add a manufactured hydro plant to my off grid power system. Something I can move into place on a large pallet. Anyone out there already running a system like this? Speak up, tell me about it, product reviews welcomed!
Also I have 3 genral hydro questions, but frist you need to know about my water supply. It’s a seasonal Creek runs 8 to 10 months out of the year. There’s about 100ft of fall on my property. And I’d have to run power lines for roughly 50 yards to get from the bottom of that drop to my battery bank.
Q1 is the changing flow rate of a seasonal Creek a concern, if the creek falls below a minimum flow rate can that cause any damage?
Q2 type of power generation, with that far of a carry should I generate AC that I then convert to DC at my battery bank, or start off generating DC and hope to make up for the voltage drop by uesing low resistance wire like for solar panels?
Q3 what is a reasonable expectation of power I can generate? Can hydro come anywhere close to equaling say 6kw generator?

Statistics: Posted by RollingwithR — Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:21 am


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Check In Here Washington Preppers • New communication Network inland northwest NE WA

February 24, 2017 RollingwithR 0

Hello, we’re new to the site, not to prepping. We have a bug in location in the forests of NE WA. We actually bug in for a full year without resupply every other year, just to test ourselfs and our preps. We like to say were particle prepers, preping for a world worth living in. This means you won’t find a nuclear bomb shelter or decon rooms and gas masks among our preps. It’s just me and the wife and really who would want to live in a nuked wasteland or inside a freaking condom for the rest of their life? Maybe if we had kids to worry about having full lifes then maybe, but we dont so…
We have been preping as a bug in location for years now. We have finally been able to call our bug in preps complete, but that doesn’t mean we’re done. No its just time for the next step, turning our bug in property into a small self sustainable farm. That’s actually what got us onto this site, posting looking for a like minded person or persons to help with tending a farm during the even years were forced to abandon our safe little bug in palace and re join the rat race. I figured why not take full advantage of this site and reach out to other preppers within 100 air mi of kettle falls WA, in an effort to set up a communication network with like minded people. This could be email and phone #s but it should also include radio call signs and chanels you monitor just in case the grid dose go down. This network could be uesed just to say hello I’m here or for our own amusement for now, but after a shtf scenario the radio call signs could set us up with a invaluable source of news msg chains and even trade if your with in the 100 air miles.
Just to be clear by we I mean me and my wife so iso single prepper and the like please don’t respond. But we welcome any local true prepper contacts.

Statistics: Posted by RollingwithR — Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:13 am


For Sale & Trade • Feed our animals get free RV space and a head start preparin

February 23, 2017 RollingwithR 0

Me and my wife have 40 acres in NE WA. Every other year we test our preparedness by bugging in for a full year. We then use the next year to improve our property and fix the problemes we ran across during our test. We have come a long way, started off with little more than a bug out bag and a pick up. Now there’s a house several out buildings off grid power that equal’s grid type power, a 13,000 gal water system, and now we’re even starting to add luxury like washer dryer and a hot tub! (Spoiled I know)
Were to the point now where it’s time to start thinking of becoming a self sustainable farm, not just a great bug in location. We want to expand our water system and begin a small farm. This means something like 100 assorted fruit trees, a 2 acre vegie garden including a large hoop house, and most importantly Animals! Like pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens, and eventually maybe even a cow and horse.
So heres our problem, it takes more than one year to fully raise most of these animals, and a truly self-sustaining farm needs plants and animals in several different stages of growth at all times. This requires someone living on our property constantly to tend the animals. I wish we could just be here full time ourself taking care of the animals, but unfortunately the only way we can afford to take every other year off is to work the year’s in between. And our job keeps us on the road for the entire year were working.
So heres the deal, if you have an RV you can park it on our property free! All you have to do is take care of the plants and animals while we’re away. It’s a really great deal right now because we have only cleared the space for a small farm, we haven’t populated it with any stock or plants yet. For right now all that needs doing is once a day feed our dogs and cats and once weekly feed the chickens. (Free eggs to) we just want to try this idea with the animals we have for at least the first few months, and then slowly increase the amount animals. Plants still require a lot irrigation lines laid but once we get that done watering will only require the turning of a couple valves bi weekly.
I would of killed for a deal like this when we started our escape from the city way back when. I’m hoping someone eles out there can see the value in a deal like this. Its a great way to start out, your on a developed prepper property by your self with acces to all our preps in a shtf scenario, and an RV can make a desent shtf plan. You can even bring in a shed or container to store your own preps. Besides you just cant beat free! Right? Save your space rent $ and put towards your preps. If your interested please text 850 573 8989 or just reply here. Also we have been living the prepper lifestyle for a long time but, we have never reached out to the preper community before. That’s due mostly to our lacking internet experience. So I would welcome any comments. Has anyone eles tried a idea like this? How did it work out? Were open to any suggestions of other places to post this idea to, anything has to be better than Craigslist!

Statistics: Posted by RollingwithR — Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:47 pm


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Wanted • Feed my animals to get Free RV space on prepper land..

February 23, 2017 RollingwithR 0

Me and my wife have 40 acres in NE WA. Every other year we test our preparedness by bugging in for a full year. We then use the next year to improve our property and fix the problemes we ran across during our test. We have come a long way, started off with little more than a bug out bag and a pick up. Now there’s a house several out buildings off grid power that equal’s grid type power, a 13,000 gal water system, and now we’re even starting to add luxury like washer dryer and a hot tub! (Spoiled I know)
Were to the point now where it’s time to start thinking of becoming a self sustainable farm, not just a great bug in location. We want to expand our water system and begin a small farm. This means something like 100 assorted fruit trees, a 2 acre vegie garden including a large hoop house, and most importantly Animals! Like pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens, and eventually maybe even a cow and horse.
So heres our problem, it takes more than one year to fully raise most of these animals, and a truly self-sustaining farm needs plants and animals in several different stages of growth at all times. This requires someone living on our property constantly to tend the animals. I wish we could just be here full time ourself taking care of the animals, but unfortunately the only way we can afford to take every other year off is to work the year’s in between. And our job keeps us on the road for the entire year were working.
So heres the deal, if you have an RV you can park it on our property free! All you have to do is take care of the plants and animals while we’re away. It’s a really great deal right now because we have only cleared the space for a small farm, we haven’t populated it with any stock or plants yet. For right now all that needs doing is once a day feed our dogs and cats and once weekly feed the chickens. (Free eggs to) we just want to try this idea with the animals we have for at least the first few months, and then slowly increase the amount animals. Plants still require a lot irrigation lines laid but once we get that done watering will only require the turning of a couple valves bi weekly.
I would of killed for a deal like this when we started our escape from the city way back when. I’m hoping someone eles out there can see the value in a deal like this. Its a great way to start out, your on a developed prepper property by your self, and an RV can make a desent shtf plan. Besides you just cant beat free! Right? Save your space rent $ and put towards your preps. If your interested please text 850 573 8989 or just reply here. Also I’m open to any suggestions of other places to post this idea anything has to be better than Craigslist!

Statistics: Posted by RollingwithR — Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:56 pm