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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 05:04 PM
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Originally posted by nenothtu
... and them things break pretty easy.



...really...


Some of the most amazing wisdom in these words of the irrepressible Betty White:


“Why do people say "grow some balls"? Balls are weak and sensitive.
If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding”







posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 05:08 PM
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I just fell off the coach laughing, long live Betty White, she has a sense of humor that we all should aspire to.

thank you and good day/night depending on your location in this universe.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 05:32 PM
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Once upon a time, when i was a lot younger, I, in company of a couple others, had to do the hunting for a group of 13. I reckon you could say I was "between jobs", and there weren't any jobs to be had in that area, so we made do. There were 4 adult males of hunting age - or close enough for government work, as they say, an old, old woman, an older woman, her husband (who couldn't get around as well) 3 small children and 3 more or less teenage girls.

We'd go out and knock down a deer every now and then, field dress it, and each carry back a quarter of it. when we got home, we'd set up an "assembly line" processing it. everyone jumped in to get it done, with a cook or two feeding it out at the end of the line, the rest going into the freezer for the next few days. The "stay at homes" tended a garden and did the canning and the like, so they had their own work cut out for them, and a couple of the guys ran a trap line for meat and skins to sell for a bit of coin for things like flour and salt, canning lids and rings, etc.

We NEVER hunted within a mile or so of the house. Even the trap lines started out away from it. None of us went hungry, and even the old folks had their jobs. You'd be amazed what old people have to teach about gardening and such. They'd lived through the Great Depression, and had a clue how to get by with next to nothing other than what you could scrounge out of the woods.

Even the kids worked in the garden, and the guy who couldn't get around very well showed us things like how to make deadfall traps, which we translated into hides out of the woods.

Everyone has a value, even if you can't see it at first. We'd have gotten a lot skinnier without every single one of those people, old and young alike.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 05:55 PM
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Sounds like my childhood.
I can cook venison that will knock your socks off.
edit on 10-10-2011 by Evolutionsend because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 05:57 PM
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I'm a lifeforce scientist, learned how to make water even cleaner without adding another chemical, know how to make iron out of oxygen and carbon, heal people through ways that were put down by the government officials, and much more.
edit on 10-10-2011 by FreedomCommander because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 05:59 PM
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I'll bring my yeast and I'll be all set.

I also know how to make a still.

tl



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:17 PM
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Originally posted by nenothtu
reply to post by CranialSponge
 


Once upon a time, when i was a lot younger, I, in company of a couple others, had to do the hunting for a group of 13. I reckon you could say I was "between jobs", and there weren't any jobs to be had in that area, so we made do. There were 4 adult males of hunting age - or close enough for government work, as they say, an old, old woman, an older woman, her husband (who couldn't get around as well) 3 small children and 3 more or less teenage girls.

We'd go out and knock down a deer every now and then, field dress it, and each carry back a quarter of it. when we got home, we'd set up an "assembly line" processing it. everyone jumped in to get it done, with a cook or two feeding it out at the end of the line, the rest going into the freezer for the next few days. The "stay at homes" tended a garden and did the canning and the like, so they had their own work cut out for them, and a couple of the guys ran a trap line for meat and skins to sell for a bit of coin for things like flour and salt, canning lids and rings, etc.

We NEVER hunted within a mile or so of the house. Even the trap lines started out away from it. None of us went hungry, and even the old folks had their jobs. You'd be amazed what old people have to teach about gardening and such. They'd lived through the Great Depression, and had a clue how to get by with next to nothing other than what you could scrounge out of the woods.

Even the kids worked in the garden, and the guy who couldn't get around very well showed us things like how to make deadfall traps, which we translated into hides out of the woods.

Everyone has a value, even if you can't see it at first. We'd have gotten a lot skinnier without every single one of those people, old and young alike.



Of course...

I understand the concept of hunting farther out, makes perfect sense, and I agree with you.

But as I said before, when the population grows (yours did not, it was only a temporary situation) the distance necessary to hunt and be successful gets farther and farther out because the feeding needs will kill off the animal kingdom faster and faster, and thus forcing hunters to venture farther and farther... creating a whole slew of new problems.

It's one of the reasons why agriculture took off... a hunting/gathering society can only maintain a limited population growth without having to relocate... whereas an agricultural society can stay in one place, able to feed the masses as they grow. However, even agriculture has its population growth limits too as we're now starting to realize.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:17 PM
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Originally posted by Wildbob77
reply to post by nenothtu
 


I'll bring my yeast and I'll be all set.

I also know how to make a still.

tl


If you dont know how to make a still your pretty dim.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:18 PM
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Originally posted by Evolutionsend
reply to post by nenothtu
 


Sounds like my childhood.
I can cook venison that will knock your socks off.
edit on 10-10-2011 by Evolutionsend because: (no reason given)


I grew up in michigan, and I went through a culinary trade school.

ULTIMATE COOKOFF.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:20 PM
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Because my super-sperm will help re-populate the planet



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:23 PM
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Originally posted by Neilc1972
Because my super-sperm will help re-populate the planet


Oldjoke is old.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:34 PM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
Where has this thread gone?


From SHTF survival, to just plain old urban survival for us poor fellas in a sea of stinging women.


OP come back!! Pull us out of the abyss and say something profound. Hurry!


I must say, Getready, this thread does amazing things when I step away. I might have to quit my day job just to keep the rowdies under control.


Something profound? Try this: this thread is but a mirror of the people who post in it. If you've ever studied psychology, you'll know what I mean when I say there's a whole lot of projection going on. (If that wasn't profound, maybe it was at least distracting.)

Now, behave people. Be nice to the poor fellas and try to keep the tampon posts to a "maxi"mum of, say, none.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:34 PM
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Come sit a few with me for a few and have a small cup of coffee, I have plenty to barter with. Oh and I would be really happy to trade some with you if you can find me a bag of flour. Some biscuits topped with some fresh berries sure would go nice with a steaming cup of java on a sunny morning don't you think? Now all I need is some flour, you wouldn't happen to have any would you?



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:38 PM
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I think we need a wheat farmer.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:40 PM
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Originally posted by Evolutionsend
reply to post by lostsock
 


I think we need a wheat farmer.


I know how to farm!



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:42 PM
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But do you know how to farm wheat? I think it's a little different than normal farming, ya know, since it's more or less just tall grass. How about a means to harvest it quickly?



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:44 PM
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Hahaha I love bees wasps hornets! So you can sleep safely, I catch wasps in my bare hands and carry them away with out ever being stung. I once sat on a yellow jacket nest that was under and old oak tree. Had the lil buggers crawling all over me while I was quietly planting some daffodil bulbs and was never stung. Just sat there and talked to them. Now if you startle them all bets are off and they will follow you and sting you until you can stop and pick them off. You can call me the Bee Whisper if you like



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:44 PM
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Originally posted by Evolutionsend
reply to post by spw184
 


But do you know how to farm wheat? I think it's a little different than normal farming, ya know, since it's more or less just tall grass. How about a means to harvest it quickly?


Oh err... yeah.. I know how to grow soybeans and pretty much any "garden" veggie.. and im good with medicinal herbs as stated before but.. wheat.. I can try!!!

also, who needs wheat when we can farm potatoes?
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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:45 PM
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Originally posted by ThePublicEnemyNo1

Originally posted by EnigmaAgent
I'm an idiot.

Every village compound needs an idiot.




OMFG! That was hilarious! Sorry OP, but
ROTFL right now!

Seriously though, I would ask to restock some supplies through means of trade and keep it moving to my designated area. No need for a compound situation for me. That's too much attention and activity in one place IMO. Besides, sounds like we don't know what happened right?

Definitely staying on my own until I find out what happened...I may not be safer that way but I may not be safe in a group either.

Hopefully, you would say okay to the trade


ETA
BTW OP, your avatar/video is very funny...you must have a good sense of humor. I would have starred you just for that

edit on 10/8/11 by ThePublicEnemyNo1 because: (no reason given)


Hey, thanks. I think anyone who sticks around this thread has to have a good sense of humor! I thought the village idiot comment was hysterical, as well.

Love your avatar, too. It reminds me of those blue women that Captain Kirk was always snogging in the original Star Trek series.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 06:50 PM
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Originally posted by Evolutionsend
reply to post by spw184
 


But do you know how to farm wheat? I think it's a little different than normal farming, ya know, since it's more or less just tall grass. How about a means to harvest it quickly?


Small grains like wheat are easier to grow and harvest than corn or soybeans.

Harvesting can be done by hand with a sickle.

Just remember to save 10% for next years seeds.
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