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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Im sure it was a rerun but last night on the History Channel they built a fort to resemble a fort built during the Lewis and Clark expedition.
It took 9 people 14 days and had two seperate structures with fenced in area connecting them.
All of it was made by felling trees and notching them together with simple tools like axes and hand drills.
It was fantastic. Ive always wanted to build a place like that. Mostly just to see if I could if I had to and how long it would take me.
Of course theres the trouble of finding land to build it on.
If society should crumble it wouldnt be too hard but currently land costs, construction permits and taxation make it impossible for me to have a go at it.
Unless I went up into a federal park to do it.
I recently read an article about how increased border security has forced drug cartels to grow fields of marijuana in the forests of California.
If they can hide fields of pot I should be able to hide a fort for some time at least. Then I could defend it against Mexican druggies!