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    Default Here's my "damp cabin".

    A damp cabin is different from such as my previous cabin which was a dry cabin. My current cabin has hot and cold running water to the sink and shower but still has an outhouse. I had my housewarming party today and took a quick video to show you before everyone showed up. I'm still not quite done with it but hey, I have two years to get settled in.
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    Looks down right cozy. Great view as well.
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    Hey! Congrats! Home sweet home. I hope the open house went well.

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    Nice...where is the water source you are drawing from?

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    Very cool and cozy.....I can relate.
    Nice job, thanks for posting.
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    Nice!

    I would have thought you would put the water tank on the second floor and gravity feed it.

    Are the scary masks to help expedite matters by scaring the crap out of you?

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    Masks are a nice touch......Friend had a "two holer" at deer camp. and a female manikin on the second hole......kinda freaky for a while....LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Masks are a nice touch......Friend had a "two holer" at deer camp. and a female manikin on the second hole......kinda freaky for a while....LOL
    Just a word of caution for the two holers.......

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    Nice setup.

    I love cooking with cast iron, do you have dutch ovens in the collection?

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    Nice Digs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo2 View Post
    Nice...where is the water source you are drawing from?
    Since a large percent of our population lives in waterless cabins, we have bulk water stations, like gas stations. So, just pull up to the pump, drop the tail gate, put in a quarter, and fill my 5 gallon water jugs. Water is 2 cents a gallon.

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    Nice!

    I would have thought you would put the water tank on the second floor and gravity feed it.

    Are the scary masks to help expedite matters by scaring the crap out of you?
    *I* don't want to pack water up even more steps lol. Besides this is just a rental in which I will be able to save up enough for my own little cabin in the woods.

    Those masks my kids made in school at different times. I didn't know what to do with them so they went to decorate the outhouse of our first dry cabin. They seemed to work in there so they were moved to the same spot in this new place.

    Quote Originally Posted by ElevenBravo View Post
    Nice setup.

    I love cooking with cast iron, do you have dutch ovens in the collection?

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    I actually do not have any dutch ovens right now. I'm pretty picky about my cast iron AND I wont buy them from a store lol. I know, weird, but I like them to have a story. Plus, one type of cast iron is not like another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Just a word of caution for the two holers.......

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    That's funny because our outhouse was actually built in order to empty a porta potty in, ie, big hole. Since we have the little shower room, I'll put on in there once it gets too cold. But until then, I went ahead and put the blue foam board on with my custom cut hole, just so I didn't feel like I was going to fall in the dang thing. No one wants to feel like they are going to fall into a 2 story outhouse!
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    Two story outhouse!? Do the bombs whistle on the way down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stimestar View Post
    Since a large percent of our population lives in waterless cabins, we have bulk water stations, like gas stations. So, just pull up to the pump, drop the tail gate, put in a quarter, and fill my 5 gallon water jugs. Water is 2 cents a gallon.
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    We have a couple buildings that have no water source going in that we keep elevated 275gal tanks feeding them.

    To fill them....we use 55 gal drums in the back of a truck....and Shur-Flo 12v Pumps. It's the type of pump that you'd find in an RV. They can dump a 50+drum in about 5-6 minutes.

    it's easier than moving around those Aquatainers....

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    Yea, I'll have a similar system once I buy my own cabin. But for now, this is good. Besides, what have I been feeding this big ol' boy for if not to pack my water lol.
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    years ago at my cabin I had running water. Basically grab a bucket and run and get it. Nothing like spring water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Two story outhouse!? Do the bombs whistle on the way down?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G--h5ZfWvug
    I'll take a picture of it tomorrow. And no comment on that second part hahahha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyt View Post
    years ago at my cabin I had running water. Basically grab a bucket and run and get it. Nothing like spring water.
    Certainly doesn't put a spring in your step.
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    That's a really nice set up 1st. I particularly like the little balcony from the 2nd fl. bedroom. and I love the view from the kitchen window.
    A question about the outhouse: could you cut a slightly larger opening and use a regular toilet seat? (screwerd to the base)

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    Nice place!
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