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Hi Jocelyn
I was wondering if anyone might be traveling from a city with better international links that I could get a lift from, such as Seattle.  I might consider buying cheap transport and driving.  Are there any spaces left?
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There are currently two spaces available.  And at least one person that will arrive tomorrow - but I think he is leaving again in two or three weeks.   And there is another person that is talking about arriving in the next few days.  

I wish I could give you really great, clear answers, but most of the people that say they are on their way never show up.   So if we were to hold spots for all the people that are "on their way" we might have only one boot actually here.  

At the same time, Fred has made it clear that six is about all the boots he can manage.

So, we make the best of it.  

I suppose one way of looking at it is that perfectly good people must be thoroughly punished for the choices of a few hundred other people.

I know that when people say "I will be there in three days!" my thought is "I don't care.  I'll believe you are coming when I see you are here."  "I am so sorry, but I will be delayed for three days because of reasons."  again "I don't care.  I'll believe you are coming when I see you are here."  "Tomorrow, for sure." "I don't care.  I'll believe you are coming when I see you are here."  

The stuff that is a real pain is when people ask us to pick them up in missoula, and they are a no-show.   They don't even answer their phone, texts or emails.  It's as if they paid a hundred bucks to fuck with us.  

I get it, life is full of adventure and comedy.  Shit happens.  Cars break down.  Major family stuff shifts.  Noir.  Romance.  Disaster.  Crime.

Once people get here, everything seems quite predictable.    

Again, we make the best of it.


 
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Peter Burn wrote:Hi Jocelyn
I was wondering if anyone might be traveling from a city with better international links that I could get a lift from, such as Seattle.  I might consider buying cheap transport and driving.  Are there any spaces left?
Peter


IF (a big IF) some boots show up within the next couple weeks, as Paul just explained, we could be full. Though due to all of the unpredictability we've experienced to date, we are not saying we're full until we have six boots onsite and digging in.

I have family and clients in the Seattle area, so I make trips to and from the Seattle area usually (but not always) about twice per year. So, there could be a chance to coordinate a ride with me if the timing were just right and if we still have bootcamp openings.

Edited to add: I don't know of someone coming from a city with better international links currently. Though feel free to chime in if you're a boot who might be coming from a city like that!

 
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Two questions: Where is it, and what is the  next start date? Thanks, Cori



Where:  near Missoula, Montana

when:  now.  Once full, I hope that we end up with a perpetual waiting list.  It is possible that there will be a day when a new boot leader emerges and we can do two bootcamps.  

 
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Does the ant and deep roots program have to be worked consecutively or cumulatively?

Also, once the deep roots program has been completed will there be any legal/formal paperwork involved or just a handshake?  
 
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any plans for summer boot onboarding?
 
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Logan Pettyjohn wrote:Does the ant and deep roots program have to be worked consecutively or cumulatively?



So, you are thinking that you will join the bootcamp for a while, then go away, and then come back later and finish the two years?

Also, once the deep roots program has been completed will there be any legal/formal paperwork involved or just a handshake?  



There is a document to sign.
 
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Cori Warner wrote:any plans for summer boot onboarding?



Onboarding?
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Logan Pettyjohn wrote:Does the ant and deep roots program have to be worked consecutively or cumulatively?



So, you are thinking that you will join the bootcamp for a while, then go away, and then come back later and finish the two years?

Also, once the deep roots program has been completed will there be any legal/formal paperwork involved or just a handshake?  



There is a document to sign.




Yes. I arrived today and will leave on March 28th for about three weeks and will return to finish the deep roots program.
 
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How many spots are currently available in the bootcamp?
 
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Dave Burton wrote:How many spots are currently available in the bootcamp?



Without going into all the stories (known and unknown), I'm going to say "2".

 
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Hi Paul! I found your website and I've read through a lot of different threads and information and I'm super excited and intrigued! Do you currently have any availability for your permaculture bootcamp? I'm really interested in the boots to roots program with my husband. If you do have availability we are ready to listen through all your podcasts and sign up! Please let me know about availability for this amazing once in a lifetime opportunity :)
 
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I want to say "we have two openings right now".  But it might be three.   There are so many people and stories and human stuff.   But, yes, there are, at this moment, at least two openings.  

 
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Are their restrictions on house cats? If not then I can most definitely post a payment in 2 weeks and we'd be on our way!
 
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Michelle Montero wrote:Are their restrictions on house cats? If not then I can most definitely post a payment in 2 weeks and we'd be on our way!


Welcome to the forums, Michelle! We're so glad you're interested in the bootcamp!

Currently, we do not allow any animals in the Fisher Price House (FPH)...for loads of reasons. The tiny shared bunk bedroom in the house has been where most boots stay in the winter/early spring, then as it gets warmer, a lot of boots prefer to camp outdoors in tents.

We have some cabins where we have allowed boots or other residents to stay, and we have allowed animals in the cabins. The caveat for staying in a cabin is that unless you are renting the cabin yourself (paying monies over and above your bootcamp contribution), the cabins are only available if we have not rented them out, and you might have to move if we do rent them out. Plus, any cabins that boots are staying in (without rent) must be kept in tour ready conditions at all times. That's because we have RMH's and other innovations that we might show people at a moment's notice.

It's also worth noting that we have an outdoor-only cat at base camp currently who LOVES people, but might be a bit of bully with other cats. We've tried to teach him, but...he's a cat.

 
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I understand your concern for your property's top condition and I absolutely respect that. I do also want to let you know that we have 2 cages for them as well. They are very well trained and are comfortable with leashes as well. They come in and out of the house on command. This would really be a dream come true for my husband and me. We're both in our early 20's and we want to do things differently than how things are done in the cities. I never been but my husband grew up in 'el campo' in Dominican Republic picking the freshest fruits right from the trees. Is there any possibility of discussing this further?
 
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Michelle Montero wrote:Is there any possibility of discussing this further?


It's so cool you've found a way to travel with your critters! I really do admire that and think that's awesome. And I just have too much on my plate to discuss it further or to allow animals in the FPH, sorry.

Like I wrote above, cabins (IF available) or tents would be amendable to cats, so there are options.


 
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One of the perks of being a boot, is that after a month you can pick a plot and do stuff on that plot on evenings and weekends.   Maybe plant seeds.  Maybe build something.   Maybe do PEP stuff ...

Robbie is taking lots of pictures and doing just that:

https://permies.com/t/90/102602/permaculture-projects/Robbie-Permaculture-Bootcamp-experience#914546



 
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