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Miles Flansburg wrote:Did anyone ever make up a list of books that you already have so you don't get duplicates?



The lack of duplicates is actually a problem. We recently bought several copies of the RMH book and "Liquid Gold" because the two copies of RMH and the one copy of LG was not enough.

 
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I didn't know that was requested! I can do that today
 
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No that is OK Jesse, I see Pauls point. It never hurts to have more than one of something , including books.

You probably have more inportant things to do anyway!
 
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mike jastram wrote:Thank you to everyone who's supporting us!

Some items for the list:

Amazon items:
The Beginner's Guide to Hunting Deer for Food

Camp Chef Portable Outdoor Oven
(or similar propane oven)

Non-Amazon:

We need axes - preferably with good handles but I can sharpen them here.

Any rugs (not carpeting scraps) that aren't atrociously worn or dirty.

Wool: We urgently need raw wool for insulation projects. We can also use wool blankets or shearskin for textile hangings and projects.Pp

Leather: Preferably cowhide, but I'll use anything I can get. Preferably not super nasty chemical tan.



What type of axes are you guys needing? All of the above, or somethings more than others?
 
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jesse markowitz wrote:We also could use more tools up on the lab for getting firewood ready-

Splitting Maul

Moisture Meter

Thanks!



The Splitting Maul seems to come in different sizes. Is there a preference?
 
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The X-27 is the way to go. The longest at 36".
Many people, me being one, agree that this is the best maul you can buy. I have one and Matt Walker does as well.
 
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Mike and I are cooking again in our warm cozy wofati. We would really appreciate it if someone could help us invest in some cast iron cookware for cooking on top of our batch box heater barrel. I've attached a link to a 5 piece set but we'd make do with any old cast iron if you happened to have any cluttering up your kitchen or attic. A cast iron Dutch oven is what we could use most! Thank you!

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B004QM8SLG/rs12-20



 
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Not sure if any of you ever get into town but I just saw that there is an antique store in Missoula and in the pictures there are several cast iron items.
Not sure what they are asking for them but might be worth a look? I have picked up some really nice skillets, cheap, that way.
Cast is heavy to ship so maybe , someone could send you all some cash to buy something local , save on the shipping to buy another pan.

http://www.montanaantiquemall.com/dealers/
 
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Thanks for all the love everybody!
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http://www.gemplers.com/
When I did purchasing for a company way back when, we bought quite a bit from this company. Safety glasses, gloves and not that it's needed in permaculture but the best deal on spray masks for painting.
 
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Exactly how many gappers are at wheaton labs right now? Someone emailed me asking, and so I think that means they are going to send ya'll something!!
 
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Ya that! (: I need to know how big of a box to put together! Lol.
 
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There is: Jason, Jesse, Mike and Violet now.
Derick and Olenka will be returning after the first of the year.

The rest of the group includes myself, Tim, Sam, Jocelyn and last but not least, Paul.
 
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Violet absolutely loves her new dutch ovens! We both really appreciate your support. Thank you!
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Thank you!
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Is that a pressure canner?
 
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Looks like an All American pressure canner
 
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Thanks guys!
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Attention Gappers (you know who you are)

Christmas is coming and most some of you are away from family. While you probably have plans for a good meal and some fellowship, I thought it might add some fun if you had some gifts to share.
Over at thriftbooks.com they are having a holiday sale. Buy 5, get 1 of them free (the lowest priced). Seems a shame to miss out on that, and you folks seem to enjoy reading material.

Here's the plan:
Put everyone's name in a hat, everyone pulls out a name. Get your own name, try again.
You will be the Secret Santa for that person. Pick out 5 books for them. (Figure about a $5 average price)
PM me with your selection. I'll see to it they get sent out.
You have until Saturday Night to get your PM to me. Sunday morning at the latest. Sunday afternoon at the very latest. Sunday evening starts to really push the envelope.
What are you waiting for, do this at once!

These books come from different locations and will arrive over the course of several days.
They'll be in mailing envelopes and it will not be possible to tell which books are in which package, so you'll have to open them Christmas day and split them up accordingly (read: fight over the spoils).

This should be enough books that, once consumed and reviewed, you may be able to engage in some book swapping.


 
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Oohh (: super great idea!

I have a goodie box for yall puttin together. Just need to find a good box and get it in the mail.
 
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Something else we could use here-

Headlamps

The flashlights we have are great, but its much easier to be productive in the dark when you have two free hands!

 
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Mike and Violet are currently on Holiday so I will post a thank you in there stead. Thank you very Much for the Cast Iron. It will be put to good use.
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I've sent a little care package a few days ago via WildEarthCrafts ( an etsy store )
Hope it makes it before christmas.
 
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Thanks Tom for the Head lamps Here is a photo of Jesse trying them on and testing them out.
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A big thanks to Jay Grace for the care package of Fire cider and deodorant This will be a big help when we are sick and smelly (we don't get sick to much out here mostly smelly though)
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Here is a short thankyou video for all of the supports of Gapper Love I hope you enjoy.
 
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We recieved this cast Iron Dutch oven from Tom! Thanks so much!
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More fairly cheap items we could use here-
heavy duty extension cord

big buckets

food container

You guys have made life here so much easier! I use my headlamp all the time. Thanks so much!
 
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Here is another Thankyou video and some video of us testing the Lava Cider we received from Jay Grace. Thankyou all for the support!
 
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Hahaha Love it. What all was in the lava cider again?
 
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One more high need, low cost item:

Tool belts
 
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Jesse,

Can we cobble together food containers that don't use plastic?

What would the huge plastic tote be for?
 
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Ok, there we go. Thanks!
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Yet another cheap item that we always need-

Bungee Cords!

Thanks guys!
 
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Dutch oven from gapper love being used in the tipi for meals!

Miam miam!

Pie will be made soon.
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The gapper love has influenced Base Camp fashion...

Thank you for the head lamps. They are both practical and fantastical.
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And sometimes, most times, the headlamps are used for more practical doings.

Jesse has been using his headlamp by evening and by morning as he works on his table in his otherwise unlit wofati.

(This link has a few more photos of this project of his: http://www.permies.com/t/43751/labs/stick-furniture-Wheaton-Labs )
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When I had my farm on mount spokane, Tim (my brother) told me about a widow that needed her dead husband's workshop full of tools to go away. She knew Tim and asked him to just take it all. So I ended up with a pickup truck full of nuts, bolts, screws, nails and hundreds of old, rusty hand tools. The nearest hardware store was 45 minutes away. And that truckload of "junk" saved me about 40 trips to town.



As far as the bucket of bolts thing goes, there is something to be said about building a massive collection of every single bit of hardware from every single thing/project that enters your life. That is what they did during the depression because no one had money. Wheaton Labs is both low on money and a hardware store is kind of an expensive option and waste of time for a single screw or washer for a project that you kinda wanna get done now. I am personally trying to figure out how to organize all of the stuff I want to save. (I've even gone as far as trying to figure out how to electronically do inventory, but I'm not even at the point where I need to organize...yet.)

I also want to mention liquidation sites and auctions. I was browsing liqudation.com and found this: http://www.liquidation.com/auction/view?id=9075230
It's a bunch of screws and bolts with a retail value of almost $2000, yet the current bid is still less than $200 with 11 hours left. (I know nothing about auctions, but this seems pretty good to me.)
Does Wheaton Labs need that many screws? Maybe for a giant Wofati, I don't know. But I do know that there are several other lots, some are entire trailer loads of brand new tools and various things. Again, does Wheaton Labs need a trailer load of tools? Not really. Can you legally resell these products for a profit? Maybe, but I would think it's worth looking into as another potential income source. (I would put this in the frugality forum too but I don't know how to link it.)
 
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