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Shaun,

I don't see your email on the waiting list ....   checking ...   ah!  Okay, so it looks like you forked over your coin yesterday and then I sent you the thing about the questionnaire.  Once you fill out the questionnaire (and reply to the email), I will send you the following canned email:

Here are the next five dates. If you want to lock yourself into one of these dates, please reply to this email and we will get it sorted.

feb 13 (start work trade for summer events)
march 13
march 27
april 17
may 1

For more discussion about this idea, or about the waiting list:

  https://permies.com/p/1338678

discussion about the bootcamp in general:

  https://permies.com/t/bootcamp



If any of these work for you, then you are set.

And, of course, you could do the sepper thing instead.  That way you can set the dates and you can choose how much or how little of the bootcamp you wanna do.

Here is the turbo tour:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGqmvdYLAOk

 
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Briana Great wrote:I was wondering if Paul would let me come back in March for 2 weeks if a bunk is available =D



You are always welcome to come back!

And, if you are gonna bring kids, I think the sepper program is best!
 
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Just a question -- would this be open to people from Canada?  (for the legal limit of time, which would be, I think, 6 months of the year for visiting?)
If so, I would imagine it would be a bit harder to stay past that limit unless there was some other arrangement, like immigration.

I attempted to find this out on the site or elsewhere but after about 20 minutes of searching I thought maybe I should just ask, in case I missed it somewhere obvious.  

Just seems like a very neat opportunity to do some wide-scope learning with a whole group of like minded people.

Thanks!
 
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We've had a lot of canadians here over the years.

The only problem with canadians is that there always seems to be a great boot that falls in love with a canadian who has to go back to canada, so we lose two boots.  I heard last month that this has turned into another marriage.
 
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Oh no!  That makes sense.  ^_^

I already imported my legal limit of one American life partner so I think I'm supposed to stop there.  
 
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Just to clarify, is there an additional fee once you are offered a spot at bootcamp aside from the original $100 you already paid to join the wait list?
 
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Cheyanne Rico wrote:Just to clarify, is there an additional fee once you are offered a spot at bootcamp aside from the original $100 you already paid to join the wait list?


Nope.
 
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I have looked through all the pages and haven’t found anything for my situation. We will be moving to Wyoming in the next 6-12 months depending on how quickly we can purchase a piece of land once my husband starts work there in May. I’ve been praying for some kind of way to take all of my research learning (back to eden, Justin Rhodes, Joel Salatin, Roots and refuge, hugelkulture, horizontal hives etc) to the practical arena as we move towards our goal. I joined permies a month or so ago (I won Justin Rhodes book last month) CEB, COB, off grid etc, are my dream come true. I know that most of the setting up of my homestead will be mine and my kids responsibility I have 8 kids 18-4 they are use to hard work and we homeschool. The oldest will be gone in June. I was wondering if there was some way to do the bootcamp for an extended period of time. This would allow me to sell my house and allow my kids and me a way to learn the practical skills we need. We’ve gardened, have had goats, cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, guineas, rabbits on 1 acre but haven’t ever had enough dedicated time to learn the skills I really want to or how to go about true permaculture using everything available1 acre just isn’t enough space for being self sufficient to the scale I want too. Is this something you’d even be interested in allowing us to do? We’d be there to work and learn and I’d be suspending our academic learning while we were there because I feel the work experience and hands on would be far more valuable at that time. We’d like to stay somewhere between 4-12 months depending on when we’re able to purchase our land and we could start as early as July (I know Summer is when a lot of others would want to do the bootcamp too, it’s just our earliest available date). I’m not sure if we’d just pay the waitlist fee and for how many? We could have 3 dedicated workers every day but Sunday (we attend church, but could still do chores outside of church hrs) that would leave 1 of us to watch the younger kids and possibly do projects on the property that kids could participate in. We can take care of our own cooking/food (super excited to learn how to on a rocketstove I have some dutch oven experience) I can even do classes on wild yeasted bread and fermented foods if you have any interest in that.
 
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Kathleen,

We've talked enough about it to know that we need to talk some more.  

Here is what we have come up with so far ...  and it is possible that any one of these things would be a show stopper for you.

  - gotta do the whole thing through the sepper program

  - if anybody under 18 is in the boot program, say, a bit of the morning, they MUST be elbow-to-elbow with you, the parent (you and two or three in the bootcamp could be fine).  So I suppose there might be one older kid watching the younger kids back at the sepper spot.  

  - minimum age in the bootcamp with a parent: 10 years old (and we are already talking about how maybe this should actually be 12 years old)

We have another parent arriving in a few weeks and we came up with these three rules for her son:

  - do what your momma says; we need constant reassurance that the boy will behave promptly in an emergency and not question stuff

  - work hard and earn your beans

  - address adults with their appropriate honorific.  Sirs, m'ams, Mr. _______, Miss ______, etc.  (plus "commander choi" and "commander bolton")


We've had kids here where it worked great.  And for every one of those kids, we've had three kids where it was a headache.


I have to go to a meeting now and I know that the boots are working on other stuff right now.  I suppose we will be talking about this for the next day or two.  


 
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paul wheaton wrote:Kathleen,

We've talked enough about it to know that we need to talk some more.  

Here is what we have come up with so far ...  and it is possible that any one of these things would be a show stopper for you.

  - gotta do the whole thing through the sepper program

  - if anybody under 18 is in the boot program, say, a bit of the morning, they MUST be elbow-to-elbow with you, the parent (you and two or three in the bootcamp could be fine).  So I suppose there might be one older kid watching the younger kids back at the sepper spot.  

  - minimum age in the bootcamp with a parent: 10 years old (and we are already talking about how maybe this should actually be 12 years old)

We have another parent arriving in a few weeks and we came up with these three rules for her son:

  - do what your momma says; we need constant reassurance that the boy will behave promptly in an emergency and not question stuff

  - work hard and earn your beans

  - address adults with their appropriate honorific.  Sirs, m'ams, Mr. _______, Miss ______, etc.  (plus "commander choi" and "commander bolton")


We've had kids here where it worked great.  And for every one of those kids, we've had three kids where it was a headache.


I have to go to a meeting now and I know that the boots are working on other stuff right now.  I suppose we will be talking about this for the next day or two.  





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Those rules are acceptable and honestly kind of already the way we work. Your other stipulations sound like what my husband and I had been discussing.
We’ll come in July and do the tent (I think tents are also in the sepper program?) camping option for a trial run 1-2 months that way we’re not taking anothers boot spot. The ones I was thinking of for the hard work options are 17/15/13 and myself. There will always be me and 2 of the teens working as boots with that schedule, the other teen will rotate watching kids so the younglings are never in the way, of the labs work. Then if you and I talk and come to an agreement for staying longer if you think we’re an asset and actually helping. Is this an agreeable arrangement? I can’t think of a better opportunity for us or a time when we really won’t have any other responsibilities, plus we’ll be out of our house so we can sell it.
 
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Kathleen,

Here is my attempt at something a bit more formal

https://permies.com/t/178195

 
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Forked over my coin, filled out the questionnaire and sent the completion email to Paul. Just checking in here to see  what the next steps are! Super excited!
 
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Cory Shires wrote:Forked over my coin, filled out the questionnaire and sent the completion email to Paul. Just checking in here to see  what the next steps are! Super excited!



Excellent!     It is a great time to be up there at Wheaton Labs!  So beautiful with birds and green growing things everywhere!
 
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I sent the email response.  (i had to fish your email out of my spam)
 
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Cory Shires wrote:Forked over my coin, filled out the questionnaire and sent the completion email to Paul. Just checking in here to see  what the next steps are! Super excited!



Excellent!     It is a great time to be up there at Wheaton Labs!  So beautiful with birds and green growing things everywhere!



Thanks so much for the encouragement Samantha!!
 
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I was asked today what the next dates are ....


june 5
june 19
july 17
august 7
august 28



 
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Hey everyone!

If I were to pay the awesome discounted price for the 2022 SKIP event would I be able to attend even though I'm also going to be considered a boot?

I understand I'll have time throughout my experience to build these skills independently but man, I'd love to efficiently get the whole shebang.
 
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Yup.  

So if you are here for the bootcamp, and then you jump into an event, and when the event is over, you pop back into the bootcamp.

We do this a lot.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:Yup.  

So if you are here for the bootcamp, and then you jump into an event, and when the event is over, you pop back into the bootcamp.

We do this a lot.



Thanks Paul!
 
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If I attend the SKIP program, would I be able to stay on for bootcamp after SKIP if I choose? What are the total charges for bootcamp? I heard it's 100$ to be put on the waiting list. What is the cost once I am accepted into bootcamp?
 
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We have had people attend events and then continue on in the bootcamp.  

The neat thing is that the boots can meet you, learn about you, and then decide if they are cool with the idea.
 
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Zander Blomquist wrote:What are the total charges for bootcamp? I heard it's 100$ to be put on the waiting list. What is the cost once I am accepted into bootcamp?


No cost for the bootcamp after you are accepted.

Rides to/from Missoula and any food you want in addition to the food staples would be your responsibility.

Thanks,
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Cheyanne Rico wrote:Just to clarify, is there an additional fee once you are offered a spot at bootcamp aside from the original $100 you already paid to join the wait list?



I have been looking all over these forums for like hours looking for the answer to this question. Thank you!!! LOL
 
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Helllo all!

Sent the coin, did the questions, & sent the email! Awaiting boot camp 💃🏻 Can’t wait to meet all you lovely guys and gals and learn all the things
 
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I sent a reply an hour or two ago. Did you get it?
 
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paul wheaton wrote:I sent a reply an hour or two ago. Did you get it?



Sure did! I replied for July
 
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I just now added this to the first post

UPDATE!  There is currently not wait on the waiting list!

There are many people on the waiting list, but they seem to be waiting long term.  So if four people were to sign up for the bootcamp today, they would get to pick their arrival date to come in a few weeks.

 
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The next dates for people to join the bootcamp:

august 7
august 28
september 11
october 2
october 23

 
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open dates to join the bootcamp

october 23
november 13
december 4
january 15


 
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The fee, questionnaire, and email are all done. I'm aiming for January 15 if possible.
 
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T Simpson wrote:The fee, questionnaire, and email are all done. I'm aiming for January 15 if possible.



I have you locked in for january 15.
 
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For some inspiration, see this video of Dez, a Boot at Wheaton Labs for over two years! He's got himself some FREE land and coin, to boot (pun intended) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dORqYPTC-LM
 
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