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Hah! Good. Glad I could supply a reason for cackling.

I've been thinking about this for so long. It feels good to finally commit! I'm in. Yay!
 
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A new boot (yay!) asked a very good question that I didn't find answered any where in the thread. If Paul decides to put it in the FAQs, this post will self-destruct. (Yes, we can make posts self-destruct...mwahahaha!!)

I plan to bring basic hand tools and a few battery operated tools. Should I bring any shovels, sledge hammers, or any other recommended hand tools? Curious if gas chainsaws would be good to bring along? How about a gas generator? Are propane grills allowed? Just trying to get a feel for what items are allowed and what I should leave at home.


Boots are welcome to bring their own tools, though as we tell workshop participants, some times a tool monster eats tools. IOW, we cannot guarantee your tools' safety and locate-ability. That is up to you.

We have loads of tools, and at the same time, more are always welcome! (Typical for any homestead, eh? Though especially true when you trying to fill many hands.)

We have some electric chainsaws and battery powered tools (because we do try to reduce petrol use), plus we have gas chainsaws and other propane or fuel-based tools, generators, cooktops, etc., as well.

Paul does not want generators running just to power someone's normal living needs. They are rather significant in the noise and air pollution department - and killjoys at that! (You know, when trying to experience nature, and there's a LOUD generator grinding away? That.) We might use a generator in off-grid locations if our solar cart power runs out and something can't wait for the solar re-charge.

As a reminder, base camp is on-grid, with lots of regular outlets for charging devices.

Boots will have access to cooking food on one of our many, many cooking devices, so a propane grill is not necessary, though it's fine to bring if you'd prefer your own.

I hope that helps!

 
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quick note:   for those boots that are here when the time comes...  it sounds like we might be building another rocket oven in the next couple of weeks.  For boots, this would effectively be a free hands on workshop.



 
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There are two bootcamp openings at this time.   Please note that boots will have semi-direct access to this upcoming free workshop which is limited to six people:

https://permies.com/t/rocket-kitchen

So while the six people selected for the event will have full access to the event, boots are typically asked to help in a variety of ways - so they sorta kinda get in also. 

 
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