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Offline robertov416

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Skills to Add
« on: December 02, 2012, 08:52:58 PM »
I was looking for a category that included felling timber, cutting trees into logs, splitting logs, stacking, cordage, etc.  The only thing close is woodworking, but that has a totally different connotation.

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Re: Skills to Add
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 05:25:46 AM »
Once you are logged in, you can request that a skill be added.  There's a button for it.
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Re: Skills to Add
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 11:14:19 AM »
Once you are logged in, you can request that a skill be added.  There's a button for it.

Thanks!  That button wasn't there yet when I added mine.

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Re: Skills to Add
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 11:52:48 AM »
You have to set up your account completely.  Then after you go back in, you can look at the skills.  It's on that page.
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Re: Skills to Add
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 08:54:41 PM »
To be as inclusive as possible on this Dorothy and I decided to add "Lumberjacking"

I have been sharping that skill lately myself dropping some dead trees in heavy timber,  dropping dead wood is often a lot more risky then live.  Good skill set if anyone has a better idea for the the term then Lumberjacking, let me know. 
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Re: Skills to Add
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012, 09:00:27 PM »
are you including milling with that skill?

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Re: Skills to Add
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 11:01:03 PM »
To be as inclusive as possible on this Dorothy and I decided to add "Lumberjacking"

I have been sharping that skill lately myself dropping some dead trees in heavy timber,  dropping dead wood is often a lot more risky then live.  Good skill set if anyone has a better idea for the the term then Lumberjacking, let me know.

@ModernSurvival, you might consider the name "Forestry" instead of "Lumberjacking".  That's the word we use in the logging industry.  Also, to keep yourself safe when bringing down trees you should use ropes (if you aren't already).  By "ropes" that can be actual rope, winch cable, chain whatever.  The idea is to get a "rope" on the tree (or more than one), which is used to guide it the direction you want it to fall.  For safety I recommend running the "rope" through a snatchblock, and then to the tree.  That allows you to keep it from falling on important objects like your truck, the poor sap holding the rope, etc.  The "rope" doesn't have to be very high up either.  You can get it to eye level, or you can drag a ladder over to it to get a little higher.

Chainsaws can be very dangerous, but a "wild" tree can make a chainsaw look like a toothbrush in the safety area.  A tree going "wild" is more akin to a semi-truck with a drunk driver at the wheel.  They can twist, get hung up on something, or just plain take a path you didn't expect.  Anything you can do to put it where you want it is much more important than many people think about.  That's why my first recommendation to anyone is to take 15-20 minutes to assess the tree before ANY cutting is done.  Clear your escape routes, observe any possible entanglements with the tree, etc.  Hope this helps!
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Re: Skills to Add
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 09:52:24 PM »
To be as inclusive as possible on this Dorothy and I decided to add "Lumberjacking"

I have been sharping that skill lately myself dropping some dead trees in heavy timber,  dropping dead wood is often a lot more risky then live.  Good skill set if anyone has a better idea for the the term then Lumberjacking, let me know.

Cool... Thanks!

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Re: Skills to Add
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2012, 07:54:11 PM »
Am I missing the skill on farming? or is it under homesteading. I'm hoping to see a skill for bio-dynamic farming, which is really soil farming...which follows the phases of the moon...

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Re: Skills to Add
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2012, 09:30:26 AM »
I sent a request for kayaking, I'm still hoping that shows up.  Even something broader like boating would be cool.

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Re: Skills to Add
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2012, 04:23:22 PM »
I sent a request for kayaking, I'm still hoping that shows up.  Even something broader like boating would be cool.

they should list it nautical navigation LOL. then sailing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming walking on water, drowning could all be included :)
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Re: Skills to Add
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2013, 08:36:37 AM »
I didn't see "Community" or something similar. Before I suggested addding a new skill I kinda wanted to see if this is a skill, or just in my own skill.

It could fit in "People Skills", or "Education" or "Preparedness skills". But not really.

I want to establish a local community of preppers and like minded people. I have the benefit of a prepper store and I give regular classes and meetings and discussions. Some have asked and followed how we are putting the community together. So this may be a skill.

Specific milestones of goals. We started with a Meet-up group and 20ish people in September as members. Today we are 225 members registered. Our first meeting had 7 people. Today I host 60+ at each meeting/class (only due to space limitations). We have a regular schedule of events, courses, guest speakers. We have spread to 3 different local online forums and are growing the community almost daily and now two satellite groups.

I want to build more. I want to share more knowledge and spread further. That is my goal. I want to educate the community to a point they can spread more info and learning. Today we have people travel 2+ hours to our shop because either there is nothing like that in their area or not that many like minded people. I would like to have regular meetings with some of the church groups. They already have the basis for a community.

So is this a skill? or just my own goal? Building a community is a big part of prepping in my opinion.
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