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Hello Permies!

I stumbled into Paul Wheaton's videos while doing research on a waste oil burning stove. I'm really interested in the boot camp program.

What is the application procedure?

A little about me: I am a recent graduate in Environmental Science from UW - Madison. I am an engineer at heart however. I have some work experience in pulp and paper, art studios, and chemical engineering. I am ready to get my hands dirty.

I am new to the forums. I see the deadline for application is coming up. I will scour the forums for more information in the mean time. Thanks! Looking forward to hearing back from someone.

Jimmy
 
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Jim,

Are you thinking of coming out right away, or are you thinking of coming out the beginning of february?

The application process is very simple:   send $100 via paypal to paul at richsoil.com.   We will then get you out here and put you to work.  Some people come for just a few weeks, and some people are shooting for deep roots.

 
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Start time would depend on a few things.

What kind of work/experimentation are you doing right now? I watched the boot camp videos and understand the workload (40 hours + general cleanup).

I have some obligations that keep me in WI until Nov. 28th.
 
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So the beginning of february.  And I'm not sure what will be getting worked on then.

Right now I can say that there is some rocket mass heater work going on.  And some straw bale wall work.   We're getting the sawmill back online.   And junkpole fence is coming up.  There might be some tractor time for mending roads and snow plowing time is coming soon.



 
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Ok!

I'll check back in closer to then.

 
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Heya Paul, looks like early January, say the second to third week, I can come out if that works well. If there is any particular project or workshop around then I can aim for that particular time. Email sent to Jocelyn and Fred to confirm as well, so I can look at plane tickets and car rentals.
 
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We're not taking in any new boots from nov 15 to jan 31 this season.   So, perhaps you would like to come by February 1?

You can rent a car if you like, but you probably won't need one.  In fact, I think you would be the first person to do so.
 
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OK I'll aim for early February, the car rental is for going over to the Spokane area to look at property for sale for a couple days and get a feel for Stevens county over there. Thanks!
 
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