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    Default Thinking outside the square - finding freedom.

    Land is very expensive in New Zealand, even out in the back blocks. We thought our dream of living in a remote part of New Zealand surrounded by bush was impossible but found a way to live our dream - you can too. We sold nealy all out stuff, bought a truck and hit the road. We make our living from possum trapping and get to park up in some of the most stunning wilderness in New Zealand. Can others share their stories to give hope to those folk who feel trapped by circumnstances - if you can dream it you can do it.


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    You have been here before, several times. I do not think it worked out.

    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...=Zealand+TRUCK

    You keep registering under new names and coming back, make a half dozen posts that offer nothing and leave for a year.

    What's your problem?
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    Well, seems the Beepete and Beepeter have the trapping bioness covered in New Zealand......
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    Here's what we'll do. Kyrat, you bee pete and hunter, you bee peter. There, all taken care of.

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    I'm not sure how I'd take being called that hunter...

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    It's better than being called Peter Beater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    I'm not sure how I'd take being called that hunter...
    Gonna have to thnk about this awhile....done
    Yeah...This could go bad quick.
    Where ya been...?
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    Yep, this could ruin a reputation fast!

    I am afraid Mr Beater Peter is like the drunk that keeps getting thrown out of the same bar and keeps going back because he was drunk and can't remember being thrown out!
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    Well for pity sake. I solve one problem and the bunch of you conjure up two more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Gonna have to thnk about this awhile....done
    Yeah...This could go bad quick.
    Where ya been...?
    We're in western NC in our off grid cabin for the summer
    I only have my phone to post and it's a PIA to get it charged. Heavy canopy and rain makes solar ineffective. Went to town yesterday and got a full charge.
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    Sneaky Pete.
    His back.
    Ummm hi. still trucking New Zealand and hunting possums I see.

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    Do NZ possums carry any diseases that make you forgetful? Maybe he's eaten one too many???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonyraison View Post
    Sneaky Pete.
    His back.
    Ummm hi. still trucking New Zealand and hunting possums I see.
    Sounds a like a series here.....
    "Possum Pete.of the Outback....in "Call of the Possum Man"

    You know like Turtle Man in "Call of Wildman"

    Logistics may be a problem...living in a truck.
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    I'll bet every woman who wants to be fashionable is just dying for a full length coat made of possum fur.

    I can just imagine that Ivanka is saying, "Hey, forget those mink or ermine or fox coats, give me a possum coat to keep me warm on cold days and make me look chic at the same time!"

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    I have nothing.........LOL
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    If A&E network or National Geographic hears about this they will make a new series for sure. 'Possum Man of OZ!

    It might actually be better than Mick Dodge and could be no worse than Mountain Men or Life Below Zero

    Hey Mac! You can charge your phone using the vehicle battery you know!

    If you do not have a vehicle charger you can get one for $5 at the dollar store the next time you make a supply run.
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    Subaru's charger is built in and takes all day to charge. Next year the truck is coming.

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    Get one of these and give Mama a couple of hours of electricity during that hot part of the day. It will charge your phone and run a big fan at the same time!

    https://www.harborfreight.com/900-pe...arb-63025.html
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    We have been looking at those. Also the propane models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Sounds a like a series here.....
    "Possum Pete.of the Outback....in "Call of the Possum Man"

    You know like Turtle Man in "Call of Wildman"

    Logistics may be a problem...living in a truck.
    HAHAHAHHAHA It would make an intersting series..
    Stick that into the Walking dead world, and let AMC run it.

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