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    As far as rodents are concerned we had what I...

    As far as rodents are concerned we had what I called working cats. We fed them some and they were not all that friendly. If you can raise some kittens at your barn they will hangout and keep the...
  2. Thread: General Tips

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    Good stuff - hopefully the future is not the past...

    Good stuff - hopefully the future is not the past but life tends to repeat. My grandfather would say back in the day when a house burned down they combed through the ash and saved the nails. He...
  3. Thread: General Tips

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    General Tips

    I would like to read what general tips folks have that may have been handed down. Things learned from our fathers/mothers // and their parents. People who lived through the depression. I think...
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    Look forward to seeing it. I seriously have...

    Look forward to seeing it. I seriously have considered something I can pull by hand but also robust enough to pull behind a 4-wheeler. I live within a mile of all trail walking to good fishing and...
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    I don't feel so bad . . . I keep eyeballing a big...

    I don't feel so bad . . . I keep eyeballing a big wheeled garden cart.
  6. I have enjoyed reading this thread, viewing what...

    I have enjoyed reading this thread, viewing what other folks use in real life. I am hard pressed to think about survival with just one knife. If something happened random while I was at work I...
  7. Thread: ShackaShop

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    I am getting there but it is painfully slow. ...

    I am getting there but it is painfully slow.

    Adding pictures of the back stoop - I access the screen room, shack and shop here. I built a bench out of the rough pine I used for siding.
    Also...
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    I loved baseball, but I never could guess at the...

    I loved baseball, but I never could guess at the plate what someone was going to pitch. I tried to watch the ball, if it was a fastball hit that, curveball hit that - more or less how I live. I...
  9. Thread: ShackaShop

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    The metal building ties direct to one end of the...

    The metal building ties direct to one end of the shack. A screen room was framed between the two. The screen room decking is treated plywood with two coats of porch enamel. It will get a little...
  10. Thread: ShackaShop

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    I set doors and windows, wrapped the OSB and...

    I set doors and windows, wrapped the OSB and framed out under the cantilever. I used metal doors and hope I can paint them to look a little older. The windows are vinyl clad, insulated but not...
  11. Thread: ShackaShop

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    I used trusses on a 6/12 pitch. I am at the...

    I used trusses on a 6/12 pitch. I am at the stage of life that I don't want to walk on anything steeper. I used 1/2" OSB and 15lb felt and finished the deck out with 26 gage high rib galvalume. I...
  12. Thread: ShackaShop

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    I used 2x6 for the walls so I could have R19...

    I used 2x6 for the walls so I could have R19 insulation. 2x6 walls are not all that common in Alabama for construction. It adds a little cost but I would just rather have a lot of insulation. ...
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    I used PT lumber on the outside band. The...

    I used PT lumber on the outside band. The internal joist are just southern yellow pine. I will underpin the whole thing and put plastic down but even with out doing that it would be fine.
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    I tried to set up essential basics on the front...

    I tried to set up essential basics on the front end that I could use to live here if I had too. I needed storage and a place to get away from the bugs and heat. With fall just around the corner and...
  15. Thread: ShackaShop

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    Site prep- Started work late last summer,...

    Site prep-

    Started work late last summer, septic, water and temporary power.

    I added a shipping container for my tools, a clam shell screen room, and a fire ring that was made at work.

    ...
  16. Thread: ShackaShop

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    Will try setting up photo bucket today - I tried...

    Will try setting up photo bucket today - I tried for over an hour to post a picture direct with no joy :-)
  17. Thread: ShackaShop

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    My spot is more or less my version a private full...

    My spot is more or less my version a private full time camp ground. I have a number of things I plan on doing after I get the shack finished. I started with some basics, a place to build a fire, a...
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    I vote poncho liner - I still use one all the...

    I vote poncho liner -
    I still use one all the time. They are easy to keep around in a vehicle. Light, they dry quick, work as a stadium blanket to sit on or cover with when it gets chilly. I have...
  19. Thread: ShackaShop

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    I think a picture of the wifi outhouse is in...

    I think a picture of the wifi outhouse is in order, since I am new though the pictures may be here given time for a search
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    More on the general scope - Growing up on a farm...

    More on the general scope -
    Growing up on a farm in rural North Alabama in 60s, 70s, has taught me to appreciate some of the old ways and appreciate modern conveniences. No AC growing up, not at...
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    Will do - and thanks for the welcome -

    Will do - and thanks for the welcome -
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    Like your cabin and the porch - looks good.

    Like your cabin and the porch - looks good.
  23. Thread: ShackaShop

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    I do have electric - I started with a generator...

    I do have electric - I started with a generator but quickly brought in construction power. Since then though I have gone to permanent power on my shop. I went with an underground line. It helps...
  24. Thread: ShackaShop

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    There is an 8' breezeway way between the shack...

    There is an 8' breezeway way between the shack and work shop. The work shop is 24' x 40'. The breezeway has a screen room and a small porch for getting
    in and out
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    The shack is 24'x24'

    The shack is 24'x24'
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