Welcome to the party Aussie. I am looking forward to learning and sharing my experiences as well. I am also interested in hearing more about the prepping world outside of the US. More people seem to be waking up to the reality of global instability here in the US but the percentage is still relatively small. Most people believe nothing bad will ever happen to them or the government will somehow save them if it does.
Greetings everyone. First I want to say that I travel a lot every Friday and Sunday. Anywhere from 4 up to 6 hours to either get the job site for work on Sunday or to get home Friday night after my 10 hour shift. So needless to say I have several hours to listen to the podcast on apple podcasts. With that being said, I love the podcasts Jeff even though I don’t always agree with you but just finished listening to episode 205 on the AR-15 and I have to say I agree with every point you made. I have been saying for years that new gun owners who have never owned a gun should have firearms and safety training. I’m in Ohio working in Ohio and PA. Trying to get a group together in NE Ohio to prep and train together. And for the record I started listening in October of 2021 and went from the most recent episode and I’m now on episode 203 MCS 181 and counting and I will never stop unless you do Jeff. I love that you don’t claim to know everything and you go off your experiences or bring in specialists for different things discussed.
Big Sky Country here, i.e. Billings, MT. waiting for the snow to melt and the Temps to rise. ECW gear is the order of business this week. Next week…who knows, but I have all my seeds ready to sew. Jeff, send some sunshine this way!!
Howdy Ann! How long is the growing season up there in MT? We are much further south here in AZ but at 7000+ feet we only get about 2.5 frost free months during the summer. My wife just started her tomato seeds this week.
When the snow is not too deep to plow and the river don't rise, we usually have a good 3-4 months. A couple of years ago we had tons of rain in June…lost almost everything. By the time the gumbo (clay muck) dried out it was too late to plant again. This year I'm trying raised beds. I usually start as much as i can indoors and try to transplant or put seeds on the ground at the end of May.
Too much rain is rarely a problem here though one year we had a hail storm destroy the garden and hammer the fruit trees. Damaged our roof and broke half our windows too. My wife is working on an earth bag green house to extend the growing season. Good luck with the raised beds!