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My wife and daughter went to Tractor Supply today and guess what the baby chicks are in now, thought I would never hear the end of it. I made it out without any but my 17 year old wanted almost every chick that had in the store, She already has 10 white leghorns and 10 Issa browns, she is already getting 18 to 20 eggs a day but it was still hard to tell her no to the chicks. Selling eggs and using them as hard as I can.
 

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I paid $699.99

The FIRMAN T07571 tri fuel generator is a 9400 watt trifecta with the ability to run off of gasoline, propane, and natural gas with an electric starting system. Including a 5.5ft LPG hose for convenience using larger tanks, the T07571 is also California emissions certified. Its 8gal tank runs for 12hrs and at 74dB. Our Max Pro Series 439cc engine runs cool and efficient thanks to its Phoenix Fat Head Block. With a built-in 10” wheel kit and folding handle, the tri fuel T07571 can go anywhere and perform however you like.
Note: Available only at Costco. Everything you need is in the box including: oil, funnel, operator’s manual, and spark plug wrench.
FEATURES
  • 439cc Tri fuel engine with low oil shut off and cast iron sleeve
  • 8 gal tank provides 12hrs of run-time. Propane tank not included
  • Multi feature control panel with covered outlets
  • 10″ Heavy Duty Wheels and High Folding Handle
  • Includes 5.5 ft LPG regulator hose
  • Outlets:
    • (2) 5-20R 20A-120V
    • (1) 14-50R 50A-120/240V
    • (1) L14-30R 30A-120V/240V Twist Lock
    • (1) L5-30R 30A-120V Twist Lock
  • Gross Weight – 239 Lbs
  • Unit Weight – 212 Lbs
  • Carton Measurements – 32.1″ x 22.2″ x 24.6″
  • 3 year warranty
Thanks Dr. Prepper. That is quite a generator. I am going to look into it. Thanks again for your work posting this.
 

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I have city water and also have a well and a pond on my many acres. I have public electricity and a 22kw propane generator and a mobile 6.5kw gas/propane generator. We have 2 1000 gallon propane tanks and 6 20 gallon portable tanks. 150 gallons of gasoline stored in 5 gallon cans that I rotate. 40 gallons of diesel in 5 gallon cans for my tractor. 2 250 watt mobile solar panal systems with battery banks.
Have about 300lbs of charcoal. More wood than I can calculate. 16 acres of all woods.

We have all the motor oils, hydrolic fluids and filters, etc.. that we will need for 10 years.

Have all the medical supplies and equipment needed for many years. All the tools, hardware to repair about everything here.

All sorts of weapons and ammo that would be needed and the means to reload and make arrows.

We have 2 ham radios and many bofangs and personal radio's.

Have chickens, both egg layers and meat.

We have about a half acre of gardening space, less than a quarter currently used. Have about an acre of fruit trees and berry bushes.

What we don't have are bees, would love to have a hive. No cows, no goats. I would love to have both, but we have limited pasture.

My property is in a remote area off of a country road, off of a dead end road, down a private gravel road that can be camouflaged and blocked off. It borders a creak, swamp and dense woods. No one will be coming here unless they already know im here.
You have a great set up. Congratulations
 

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We are completely snowed in right now. Had high winds and heavy snow all yesterday and last night. The wind and snow finally let up early this morning, but more is expected today. Our 2 mile long driveway is drifted in. It'll take days to clear it.
We have plenty of food in the pantry and in 3 freezers, plus livestock (chickens, cattle) and several thousand acres of timber for firewood. We have 5 generators; 12kw Perkins diesel, 6.5kw Honda, 3.5kw Honda, 8.7kw Lifan and a 12kw Miller (also a welder). 400 gallons of diesel, 100 gallons of gasoline and 600 gallons of propane. A deep well with the best tasting water anywhere. Large garden and orchard, of course its buried under 6 feet of snow.
We've got a 65 hp JD tractor 4WD with chains and calcium chloride filled tires (extra weight), front snow plow and rear blade, a CanAm with tracks and a 25 hp, 72 inch snow blower, 2 atv's with snow plows and a track mounted walk behind snow blower for clearing around the house.
We're 100% off grid with solar and generator backup. Our well has a separate generator for pumping water and the pump house has a wall mount propane heater with thermostat to keep everything from freezing. Makes a good warm-up shack when I'm out plowing or refilling the stock tank.
We have a shop full of tools and maintenance items for all of our equipment. Also a barn full of tools and equipment for livestock. 2 corrals for working the cattle; squeeze chute, calf table, etc plus a small feed lot for finishing the beef before butchering.
We're pretty well set for most things that could go wrong around here.
 

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We're 100% off grid with solar and generator backup.
We are much smaller Arctic but our needs are very reduced now. Only thing we need from the city is gas for heating and electricity. We could do with the wood and the generators and small solar for lighting but for an extended time frame...don't think we have enough yet for an "off grid" claim, I'm jealous. Gary
 

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I just got another pair of combat boots (with much criticism from my GF, as I already have 3 pairs) to round out my prepping stuff. They are Corcoran jump boots with a lug sole. They just came yesterday, so I haven't tried them on yet.

I picked up a taste for Corcoran jump boots when I was a paramedic, and they worked very well in the f----ked up environments that I worked in, so I believe in them for after SHTF.

The only problem is tbat I got the kind with a side zipper, which I don't feel is practical, as it's a point of mechanical failure.

I still got them, as I was feeling nostalgic about my EMS days. I used side zipper combat boots because I could get them on quickly when the alarm went off at 3:00 AM in the station, and I could just throw them on. See below:

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I had a pair for 4 years, until a junkie's needle went into the sole, and it broke off when I tried to pull it out.

I wasn't comfortable with the idea of walking around with a dirty needle that might work its way into the boot and into my feet.

So . . . it felt like I was getting rid of a good friend when I discarded these boots.
 

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My march across America in '76 was accomplished in a pair of Vietnam issue jungle boots with drain holes in the arch and nylon tops. Good in slippery areas, grip on rocks and quick dry in the wet. Lasted almost 3 years nonstop use and I now have a pair of steel toe jungle boots next to my BOB. Great wearing after they are finally worn in.
 

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My march across America in '76 was accomplished in a pair of Vietnam issue jungle boots with drain holes in the arch and nylon tops. Good in slippery areas, grip on rocks and quick dry in the wet. Lasted almost 3 years nonstop use and I now have a pair of steel toe jungle boots next to my BOB. Great wearing after they are finally worn in.
I agree.

It does take time to break in a pair of boots.

I have 2 pairs of Macrae jungle boots, a pair of Corcoran 975 jungle boots, a pair of brown Corcoran jump boots, and now the side zipper ones.

When I've been researching survival, prepping, and so on . . . it seems that feet issues (like "jungle rot" [whatever the hell that is], leeches, frostbite, and infected blisters) were always a major factor in screwing up a survivor's day. Socks--for example--are the most requested clothing item at homeless shelters, and a soldier can face a court martial for derelection of duty if he or she doesn't take care of his or her feet. Foot issues and bad wooden clogs were part of the reason why people were not able to escape from concentration camps in WWII.

So, I've spent a lot of money (much to my GF's disgust) and time on boots and other foot products.
 

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it seems that feet issues (like "jungle rot" [whatever the hell that is]
When your feet never get to dry out and see some sunlight, the skin turns white, starts to peel away and just go bad. It dies off and peels off like a sunburn. The whole idea of the drain holes in the jungle boots were to get the water out and with every step, suck air into the boot to dry it and all contents faster. Good liners, extra socks and baby powder in the boot and/or over your socks and feet helps a lot. Keeps you dry, smells good and actually lets your foot slid a little bit instead of getting blisters so bad. Also take off one boot, the sock, powder it well and rub the sweat and dirt away like dry cleaning. Only one foot at a time so the sweat is still there and the foot is not already dry tho...
Break boots in one day...
put them on, stand in bucket of warm water till you feel it coming into the boots and getting your socks wet, walk and wear the boots until dry again. They will shrink or stretch to fit your foot where needed and never give you blisters again...GP
 
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