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Title: Oklahoma
Post by: jj309802 on October 15, 2008, 09:34:19 AM
I'm in NE Oklahoma (Tulsa area)
Anyone else from these parts?

Joe
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Crosstimbers on November 02, 2008, 09:16:12 PM
Hi Joe,
I'm also in the Tulsa area.

Nancy
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: garyb31 on November 04, 2008, 07:10:49 PM
I also am in NE OK - almost SW MO.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Crosstimbers on December 11, 2008, 02:52:10 PM
Anyone know of any good local sources for fruit trees?
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: garyb31 on December 12, 2008, 09:34:12 PM
We have been looking for some as well. I haven't been able to find any but am considering buying some from arbor day. If you buy a 6 month membership it makes the trees cheaper. Not the greatest selection but enough to get started. It would be nice to find a local source though.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: vicious on February 02, 2009, 09:02:12 AM
I guess I'm in South East OK, Duncan.

Been looking into fruit trees myself, and found that the arbor day trees come too young for what I'm looking for. I found some online resources that ship older trees (two and three years or more). I haven't got all the logistics laid out as I'm waiting to see what Wal-Mart and Lowes get in stock. I'm looking for Gala, Golden Delicious, and Empire apples specifically.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: NightOwl on February 04, 2009, 07:47:29 AM
Norman here, though I often visit the small towns around Kingfisher and Guthrie.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Strangersolz on February 13, 2009, 04:27:59 AM
NW Oklahoma here.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: osage on February 22, 2009, 08:58:54 AM
Between Tulsa and Bartlesville here. Anyone going to the Sooner Gun Show at the Tulsa fairgrounds next weekend? Maybe we could have a meet up for breakfast before the show.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: bigheadt on February 23, 2009, 07:25:28 PM
Oklahoma City here, although i grew up in the Tulsa area.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Jeff@PrepChurch.com on March 30, 2009, 01:21:49 PM
Okie City area here.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: okchick on April 05, 2009, 10:59:07 AM
Also OKC here.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: whitewave on May 29, 2009, 05:50:52 PM
Norman area here.  New to the board and looking
for prepared and aware people for mutual support
in any potential SHTF scenarios.  Getting Okies to-
gether is a bit like herding cats. :-*
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Tiretool on June 03, 2009, 02:25:29 PM
Hey,
Tiretool here. I'm in far SE Oklahoma. Hugo to be exact. I'd like to get in touch with anyone in eastern OK. Electronically or face to face would be fine. I'd like to network to build skills and knowledge for prepping.

Thanks
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: chris on June 03, 2009, 02:35:27 PM
Welcome Tiretool. I used to have sort of family in Soper.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Tiretool on June 04, 2009, 02:59:24 AM
Hey Chris,
Thanks for the welcome. Feels good to meet someone who's heard of Hugo and Soper and still admits to some sorta connection to the area. ;-)

If ya hear of any activities in the OK , NE TX , SW AR area give me a shout if you think about it.

Thanks
Tiretool
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: JustGreg on June 04, 2009, 03:45:44 AM
McAlester here!

A very happy ex-californian to boot!

Greg
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: hideousmonster on July 13, 2009, 08:39:04 PM
I'm Hank. I'm in Oklahoma City.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: M1Andy on July 24, 2009, 10:16:21 PM
Here in Norman.  Starting to look for land in the SE corner of the state.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: ozzy88m on August 07, 2009, 04:06:30 PM
Ozzy here from the Pauls Valley area in the south central part of the state.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: vegwerx1 on August 29, 2009, 11:11:54 AM
Hi:

 I am vegwerx1 from region three here in the north ga mountains. I have a friend, (older lady) who lives in (Taliheena) OK and has a great show too on the net www.thebyteshow.com (http://www.thebyteshow.com). She is alone and a little frail, she has a need for a GOOD honest contractor to fix some things around her home. The people in the local area (the contractors) are crap, see an older lady by herself and either never answer her calls or do crappy work.

Does ANYONE know of a good honest Christian based company who does general contracting or handyman type work anywhere near eastern OK? I would be forever in your debt! Please PM me or call me at 404-862-6626, if I don't answer please leave a message and I will call you back.

I am a small scale mobile/ remote solar contractor/ manufacturer just can't find the time at the moment.

Thank you in advance!

Mike
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Ray Peterson on September 01, 2009, 12:27:37 PM
Here in eastern Sequoyah County, just outside of Fort Smith.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: RobUSA on September 13, 2009, 01:22:47 PM

Hello I live in Ardmore southern Oklahoma I have a group around here very into getting prepared anyone in this area get in touch maybe we could set up a camping trip together or something I also live within fifteen minutes of user Hoxbar and well hes actually my boss pretty cool guy




 WE WILL SURVIVE ANYHTING THEY THROW AT US !!!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Hoxbar on September 13, 2009, 02:03:49 PM
I also live within fifteen minutes of user Hoxbar and well hes actually my boss pretty cool guy



I don't know about the "cool" but thanks.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: BEREADY on September 18, 2009, 12:31:43 PM
Here in eastern Sequoyah County, just outside of Fort Smith.
Also in eastern sequoyah county
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: faust on September 19, 2009, 08:02:43 PM
Hello all, maiden post. I currently live in Mustang which is on southwest side of OKC.
I would be interested in any events going on in this area.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: MR. GUMMER on October 06, 2009, 09:12:55 AM
sequoyah county native.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Cacinok on October 07, 2009, 08:06:53 AM
southern logan county - halfway to the middle of nowhere.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: kevo on December 11, 2009, 01:18:54 PM
Raised in Guthrie, traveled the states and now reside in Oklahoma City.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Cacinok on December 11, 2009, 02:54:39 PM
welcome to the forum kevo.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Campbell on January 07, 2010, 04:08:48 AM
Hello from Mustang  ;D
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Peter Pumpkin Eater on January 23, 2010, 03:10:13 PM
Pete in OKC
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: luke on January 24, 2010, 09:41:43 PM
I'll be traveling to Tulsa bright and early tomorrow morning through Friday. Been there a few times before, but if anyone wants to meet up, let me know. I might be working some weird hours, not sure yet, but you can give me a call if you want or PM me here.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: medicvet on January 28, 2010, 04:11:32 AM
Living in Kiamichi country in Haskell County here.  :)
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on January 29, 2010, 07:55:51 PM
Hello - posting in from Tulsa, 6 inches of snow tonight. 
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Peter Pumpkin Eater on January 31, 2010, 04:25:28 PM
Welcome to all the Okies...was hoping there was some of us here!!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on February 07, 2010, 05:56:30 AM
looks like there's a few of us Okies, although I'm transplanted, not native...
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on February 21, 2010, 09:31:55 AM
Flea market tip for anyone who's in Tulsa on a Saturday.
There's a flea market held at at the Tulsa Fairgrounds, sometimes in the main building when there's not a major event on, and sometimes in the Ford building close to the livestock arenas.   There are several booths dealing in military surplus gear.  I recent bought a pair of shooter's mittens and an Alice pack, each for $15.  Didn't know what shooter's mitts were before then, not having served in the military, but they looked handy as heck, with a leather and canvas outer shell, and a 70% wool inserts.  After I treat them with some saddle soap, they'll go in the vehicle backpack.  Anyways, this is not a commerical plug, I'm not connected in any way to the flea market operators, but it sure is a great way to find some bargains, sharpen haggling skills, and buy used...
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: kgull85 on March 05, 2010, 03:17:16 PM
North of Tulsa here.  Glad it's finally warming up, need to get my garden ready.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: ntexastom on March 09, 2010, 05:27:16 AM
I work in DFW now but have property in the Lake Texoma area (on the affordable side. Oklahoma).
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Ranger Dave on March 09, 2010, 10:47:18 AM
Hello from Bartlesville.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: vonhismean on March 11, 2010, 10:10:30 AM
Hey from OKC!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Ballistic_Tip on March 15, 2010, 04:18:43 PM
Hello from OKC!!

Keith
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on March 17, 2010, 06:41:50 AM
Hello Ballistic, vonhismean, Ntexastorm, kgull85 to the forum.  Anyone working on their gardens yet?  I have some plants in the ground, and spent the best part of last weekend digging up the veg beds and lining the bottom with 1/4" mesh hardware cloth.  This, after a small army of moles invaded and ate up all the earthworms. I hate moles.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: vicious on March 17, 2010, 07:13:28 AM
I've decided to go sqft this year after a couple of seasons of inefficient large gardens. I've got the box built, and I'll be planting this weekend. I have a brown thumb, so I'm hoping this more simple way of gardening will help.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: OKCPrepper on March 17, 2010, 09:12:35 PM
Hello from OKC.

We have a group in OKC we call the Family of Families that is helping one another to get prepared for hard times that are coming our way. We would welcome anyone in the central Oklahoma area that would like to join us this coming Saturday for breakfast and a little prep chat. We are meeting every other Saturday, this week we will be at the Braums at NE 23rd and Henney in Choctaw at 8am. 

We are expecting 15-20 people so far so the group won't be hard to spot. Ask for Matt or Mike.

Thanks
Mike
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on March 28, 2010, 06:01:37 AM
I've decided to go sqft this year after a couple of seasons of inefficient large gardens. I've got the box built, and I'll be planting this weekend. I have a brown thumb, so I'm hoping this more simple way of gardening will help.

I broke up the 8 x 8 bed  we planted in peppers and tomatoes last year (in ignorance, it was our first veg garden) into two 4x8 SFGs.  After laying out the grid, it's amazing to realize just how many squares there are to fill.  I kept the original soil, so it's not mel's mix, but with heavy mulching, I hope it will do well this year.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on April 03, 2010, 05:37:24 AM
For anyone in the Tulsa area and interested in gardening, Southwood's Nursery at 91st & Riverside appears to be a good resource for some things.  Knowledgeable staff and a good selection of plants. Right now, 30% discount on good size fruit trees (peaches, plums, apples).  Some well started blue berries and blackberry plants. They also have a big selection of tomato and herb plants, some of which you *will not* find at Home Depot or Lowe's, like "Black Prince" and "Cuore di Bue" heirloom tomato plants, or Stevia "sugar leaf" plants.  Prices on the small plantings are OK, but prices on accessories (soil, tools, planters, mulch) are extortionately high.   We've never been to this nursery until now, and are pleasantly surprised.  Just FYI.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Ballistic_Tip on April 30, 2010, 08:50:18 PM
Hello Ballistic, vonhismean, Ntexastorm, kgull85 to the forum.  Anyone working on their gardens yet?  I have some plants in the ground, and spent the best part of last weekend digging up the veg beds and lining the bottom with 1/4" mesh hardware cloth.  This, after a small army of moles invaded and ate up all the earthworms. I hate moles.

I planted most stuff on April 2, most of it is coming along nicely. I'll try to get pics up.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: kgull85 on May 06, 2010, 02:30:20 PM
Hello Ballistic, vonhismean, Ntexastorm, kgull85 to the forum.  Anyone working on their gardens yet?  I have some plants in the ground, and spent the best part of last weekend digging up the veg beds and lining the bottom with 1/4" mesh hardware cloth.  This, after a small army of moles invaded and ate up all the earthworms. I hate moles.

My wife and I are making our first attempt at a garden this year.  We are doing the SFG method too and have one 4x8 bed.  So far we have green things coming out of the ground, but some of it is grass since we didn't get the bottom lined good.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: vicious on May 06, 2010, 03:24:20 PM
Quick update to my garden. It's doing great. I think I planted a little late, but all in all stuff is growing better than it did before in the larger beds. It's WAY easier to maintain as well.

(http://www.paynecountry.com/garden%201.jpg)

(http://www.paynecountry.com/garden%202.jpg)
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on May 07, 2010, 04:38:47 AM
Quick update to my garden. It's doing great. I think I planted a little late, but all in all stuff is growing better than it did before in the larger beds. It's WAY easier to maintain as well.



Looking good Vicious.  Did you use Mel's Mix for those beds?
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: vicious on May 07, 2010, 02:44:58 PM
I planned on using it, but I didn't get any vermiculite. I ended up going with a mix of existing dirt, some donkey enriched compost, and some peat. It's really very healthy is you ask me.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on June 07, 2010, 05:20:06 AM
Bump back to the top.

Went to Jenks Farmers' Market on Saturday, and picked up some organic Kohlrabi and cabbages.  Very small market, but they're growing and looking for a permanent home.  The Cherry Street market is still the best one in the area we've visited so far.   Plans to make it up to the Owasso market soon.

Support your local farmers....
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: tx_floods on June 15, 2010, 10:11:54 PM
Hello to Oklahoma! Texas Floods here. (Specifically, El Paso.) However, may not be in Texas much longer. I'm flying to OKC on Friday for a job interview. I'm not sure if the position will be in the home office in OKC, or at Ft. Sill in Lawton. Either way, here are my thoughts: We're going to live as cheaply as we can in either OKC or Lawton and buy a piece of land in Tahlequah. I've been searching online, and found a couple of nice places; One place I REALLY like. So, Monday-Friday, we do the work-a-week grind, and Friday afternoon, we bug out to the BOL and spend our weekends there. The more I think about it, the more I like the idea.

I never, ever thought I say that! I grew up in Sallisaw, wifey in McAlester. After college at OSU, when I left OK for TX, I never thought I'd even THINK about moving back. Funny how things work out.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on June 16, 2010, 04:32:31 AM
Hello to Oklahoma! Texas Floods here. (Specifically, El Paso.) However, may not be in Texas much longer. I'm flying to OKC on Friday for a job interview. I'm not sure if the position will be in the home office in OKC, or at Ft. Sill in Lawton. Either way, here are my thoughts: We're going to live as cheaply as we can in either OKC or Lawton and buy a piece of land in Tahlequah. I've been searching online, and found a couple of nice places; One place I REALLY like. So, Monday-Friday, we do the work-a-week grind, and Friday afternoon, we bug out to the BOL and spend our weekends there. The more I think about it, the more I like the idea.

I never, ever thought I say that! I grew up in Sallisaw, wifey in McAlester. After college at OSU, when I left OK for TX, I never thought I'd even THINK about moving back. Funny how things work out.

Welcome back to OK, floods.
Good choice on Tahlequah. What's not to like?  Pretty hills, far enough but not too far from Tulsa, close to the Illinois River for trout fishing, and also to Tenkiller and Fort Gibson lakes.  We've also been casting eyes at properties in the area of Tahlequah, and also Sallisaw...

Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Peter Pumpkin Eater on June 29, 2010, 09:01:48 PM
WOW !!  On Monday my wife and her friend were walking around the neighborhood in SW-OKC/Westmoore area and someone around the "corner" was "blasting" the Podcast whilst outside their house...

If you are out there and reading this please PM me.

I would like to talk with another like-minded individual in my area.  Seeing that REGION 5 has no upcoming meet-n-greets in my immediate areas.
Thanks

Pete
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Peter Pumpkin Eater on August 07, 2010, 04:48:41 AM
Oooooklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plains....


Bump to top!!

Pete
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: jarhead2nd on August 10, 2010, 08:07:33 AM
I'm from Arkansas but travel to Ok often, as a matter of fact I'm heading for Mid West City this weekend. I would like to complement you guys on your choice of politicians. 
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Peter Pumpkin Eater on August 10, 2010, 06:00:16 PM
helllo jarhead2nd...  thanks for posting on our board...  Mid-west city huh??  Not too far from me and mine...  I would say thanks for the compliment on our "politicians" but I'm not sure who you are referring to... anywho have fun this weekend in MWC.

Pete
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Oakie on September 01, 2010, 09:59:43 AM
when I left OK for TX, I never thought I'd even THINK about moving back. Funny how things work out.

 :D
Those were my thoughts as well, but here I am and sooo happy to be here!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: vicious on September 01, 2010, 10:05:25 AM
:D
Those were my thoughts as well, but here I am and sooo happy to be here!

Mine too! And I'm so glad to be back.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Cwdrlove on October 22, 2010, 09:14:23 AM
Hey Ya'll, I'm Chris from OKC. I've been lurking a bit, listening to TSP during my 45-60 minute commute from far SE OKC to NW OKC. I can knock out 2-3 episodes a day if I listen at lunch. But my wife tells me I tend to get a bit "obsessed" so I try to keep it a little more relaxed than that. Leave the ol' tinfoil hat at home most days.  I wish I'd started prepping many many moons ago, but then hindsight and all that. So now I've been dabbling with preps as funds allow for a year or so with minimal accomplishments.

Oh well, jut thought I'd say hello.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on October 23, 2010, 05:05:20 AM
Hey Ya'll, I'm Chris from OKC. I've been lurking a bit, listening to TSP during my 45-60 minute commute from far SE OKC to NW OKC. I can knock out 2-3 episodes a day if I listen at lunch. But my wife tells me I tend to get a bit "obsessed" so I try to keep it a little more relaxed than that. Leave the ol' tinfoil hat at home most days.  I wish I'd started prepping many many moons ago, but then hindsight and all that. So now I've been dabbling with preps as funds allow for a year or so with minimal accomplishments.

Oh well, jut thought I'd say hello.

Hello Chris, welcome to the forum.
Advise to not stress about being behind in preparations, a little bit at a time does it, as long as you stay consistent.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Cwdrlove on October 23, 2010, 09:16:13 PM
a little bit at a time does it, as long as you stay consistent.

Thanks Morgan, after the ice and snow storms we've had the past few years and the tornados trashing the electric transmission towers in Norman back in the spring, I'm focusing on Winter preps right now. Firewood, extra propane, food and water, etc.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on October 24, 2010, 02:57:33 AM
Thanks Morgan, after the ice and snow storms we've had the past few years and the tornados trashing the electric transmission towers in Norman back in the spring, I'm focusing on Winter preps right now. Firewood, extra propane, food and water, etc.

The ice storms, now those were a booger for sure.  Main reason we invested in some backup power generation.  I don't recall reading about the towers in Norman, but I may have been traveling at the time.  It doesn't matter, no power is no power.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Irishajw on October 28, 2010, 05:16:06 PM
Hello all.  Live in Norman, but with BOL land in NE Oklahoma too.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Peter Pumpkin Eater on October 28, 2010, 08:21:46 PM
Welcome Irishajw.  I work in Norman and live on the SW side of OKC...glad you found us here at the forum. 

Pete
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: vonhismean on November 09, 2010, 06:09:05 PM
Hello from OKC.

We have a group in OKC we call the Family of Families that is helping one another to get prepared for hard times that are coming our way. We would welcome anyone in the central Oklahoma area that would like to join us this coming Saturday for breakfast and a little prep chat. We are meeting every other Saturday, this week we will be at the Braums at NE 23rd and Henney in Choctaw at 8am. 

We are expecting 15-20 people so far so the group won't be hard to spot. Ask for Matt or Mike.

Thanks
Mike

Wow are yah still meeting up I could be interested in that.?
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: gobblerblaster on December 08, 2010, 07:39:20 PM
Northeastern Okie here. Just joined the forum this evening. I am already living in my bug out shack on the prairie and am loving it as we get ready for who knows what. Winter is here, busy making preps and praying we don't get ice this year.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Peter Pumpkin Eater on December 08, 2010, 07:43:18 PM
Welcome Gobblerblaster glad you found us on the forum here....lots of good info

Pete
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on December 12, 2010, 05:10:11 AM
Northeastern Okie here. Just joined the forum this evening. I am already living in my bug out shack on the prairie and am loving it as we get ready for who knows what. Winter is here, busy making preps and praying we don't get ice this year.

Hello Gobberblaster, welcome to the forum. We're neighbors of sorts.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: gobblerblaster on December 12, 2010, 06:50:28 AM
Hello Gobberblaster, welcome to the forum. We're neighbors of sorts.


I am in lower Osage County about and hour out of T-Town. We had preppers meeting yesterday at a Church where I go. Not many takers yet but, we are really just getting starting and I know my Pastor forgot to have it put on the bulletin. Due you live close by Morgan?
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on December 13, 2010, 04:43:39 AM
Due you live close by Morgan?

Right in T-Town.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: gobblerblaster on December 29, 2010, 07:00:23 PM
I was out the other day on a scouting mission of sorts, really I was looking for wild hog sign but, I noticed that a small branch off of a creek that I frequent was still running. Everyone knows that in our part of the world we are in a fair drought right now and we have not had any sustancial rain since Sept. here. I went back yesterday and followed it back up stream where I was very exited to find it coming out of the side of a hill. The water is sweet with no briny taste and I caught a pretty good sample and plan on having it tested. This spring is around one and a half klics from the home place and it would be an excellent source of drinking water if we need it. Here in this part of Osage county, it is rare to find a spring and really rare to find a good one that is not salty. If it test good, I will go back and make a small spring box to make it easier to access and then hide it as good as I can. It's in a very out of the way place and I doubt that there are many that know where it is, if any. I just wished I owned the property. By the way does anyone know a close place to get the water test done?
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on December 30, 2010, 03:58:40 AM
By the way does anyone know a close place to get the water test done?
Gobberblaster, I don't know of a reliable water testing place, but the OSU county extension office might point you in the right direction.
http://www.oces.tulsacounty.org/ (http://www.oces.tulsacounty.org/)
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: gobblerblaster on January 01, 2011, 08:08:17 PM
Gobberblaster, I don't know of a reliable water testing place, but the OSU county extension office might point you in the right direction.
http://www.oces.tulsacounty.org/ (http://www.oces.tulsacounty.org/)

Thanks Morgan, I have also heard that you can go to some of the water well drillers around the area and they will do a test for a small fee. I just need to get on the stick. I want to test my well water here also. I suppose I should, seeing as we have lived out here for almost 5 years. I already know it's hard, my hot water tank, faucets and shower heads attest to that. We are looking into getting a non-salt softner. My Mom and StepDad are moving into their Bug Out Shack, on the property and they are on the same well. What is good about that is that we can share the cost. I know they will want to do it soon, she has an almost brand new front load washer and all new appliances.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: oktx on January 23, 2011, 12:06:57 PM
Hi.  OKC here.  Few names I recognize from other forums.  I've been listening to TSP for about a year and a half now.  Have learned a lot of new things and always interested in learning more.  Thought it was about time I joined the forum here to see what's up. 

Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: kevo on January 23, 2011, 06:04:25 PM
Any meetups or get togethers planned for us Okies?
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Peter Pumpkin Eater on January 23, 2011, 06:14:07 PM
No plans yet maybe we can set something up for this Spring if there is a big enough response.

Pete in OKC
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on February 01, 2011, 01:07:35 PM
How about an early morning breakfast meet-n-greet, somewhere between OKC and Tulsa?  That is, after the snow clears.  I just about can't see over the snow drift out my front door!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Peter Pumpkin Eater on February 01, 2011, 05:33:39 PM
How about an early morning breakfast meet-n-greet, somewhere between OKC and Tulsa?  That is, after the snow clears.  I just about can't see over the snow drift out my front door!

I hear ya Morgan can't even get the cars out!!  They say more people are stranded tonite than when the blizzard was in full tilt...I guess they can't take a hint huh?!

Pete
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: vicious on February 02, 2011, 06:52:05 AM
I've got bare spots in my yard next to 3' drifts. The wind was relentless. Aside from taking care of the animals and the kids playing, we stayed in. I don't know why you'd be out in this if you don't have to be.

I'd be in for a breakfast in OKC, but much further north than that and I'd likely not be able to make it.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Peter Pumpkin Eater on February 02, 2011, 02:43:54 PM
At least the sun is out today.  I 'attempted' to shovel the drive...epic fail!!  I got one vehicle out and just drove back and forth in the driveway to spread the snow out hopefully the sun will melt somemore of it.  Im pooped!!

Pete
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on February 02, 2011, 07:36:15 PM
At least the sun is out today.  I 'attempted' to shovel the drive...epic fail!! 

Hah!  I can match epic fail for epic fail.  Trying to shovel too fast, pratfall right on the keister!  Luckily, nothing seriously bruised except pride.

Tomorrow, we'll try the drive to work. Should be interesting.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Cwdrlove on February 03, 2011, 01:00:48 PM
I haven't tried to shovel anything LOL, but then I've had to work the last two days. Maybe tonight I'll start on the walk and porch. I just blasted the driveway with my Jeep ;D, well one side of it anyway.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Raldog on February 05, 2011, 10:05:50 AM
Hello all.  Getting ready to go shovel more snow here just outside of Jenks, hopefully before the freezing rain hits tonight on top of my unplowed drive.  I shoveled enuff to get my car out, now we'll try to shovel 30 yards of road to get my son's car out.  Yeehaw.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on February 05, 2011, 11:55:52 AM
Hello all.  Getting ready to go shovel more snow here just outside of Jenks, hopefully before the freezing rain hits tonight on top of my unplowed drive.  I shoveled enuff to get my car out, now we'll try to shovel 30 yards of road to get my son's car out.  Yeehaw.

Freezing rain!?  Curses!   Last I heard it was going to be just snow.   
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: kevo on February 05, 2011, 08:31:53 PM
Even though the sun was shining today, I shoveled snow. It was a wet heavy mess too... great workout though. Getting ready for the new batch of storms.

I'd be down for a breakfast meet-n-greet in OKC.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Peter Pumpkin Eater on February 28, 2011, 06:42:14 PM
Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner
Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner
Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner
Boomer Sooner, OK U!
 
Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Oklahoma, OK U!
 
I'm a Sooner born and Sooner bred
and when I die, I'll be Sooner dead
Rah Oklahoma, Rah Oklahoma
Rah Oklahoma, OK U!


Bump to the top!!

Pete
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: JarHeadTed on March 01, 2011, 08:22:01 AM
Hi everyone.  Ted from Broken Arrow here. 

Anyone in the Tulsa area interested in getting together sometime soon and maybe having a seed swap and trade tips as we start to get those gardens planted? 
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on March 02, 2011, 05:45:35 AM
Hi everyone.  Ted from Broken Arrow here. 

Anyone in the Tulsa area interested in getting together sometime soon and maybe having a seed swap and trade tips as we start to get those gardens planted? 

Sounds good to me.  The seedlings are coming up now in the germinating station. Feel free to PM me for details.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: atglover on March 05, 2011, 08:23:58 PM
NW Oklahoma City near Lake Hefner here.  Anyone in the area that might know of good places for seeds?  Maybe need a hunting/fishing partner? Been in the prepper mindset for several years, but am just now getting serious about it.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: ozzy88m on March 07, 2011, 07:40:37 PM

Is there any meet and greets happining or going to happen in the Norman, OKC area any time soon?
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Peter Pumpkin Eater on March 08, 2011, 06:33:42 AM
None planned so far but I would be down for something in OKC or Norman or Moore or hell Stroud!!

Pete
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: JarHeadTed on March 08, 2011, 01:59:47 PM
I'd show up to any of those locations or anything closer to Tulsa as well.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Cwdrlove on March 10, 2011, 08:32:34 PM
So when is this cold crap going to get gone for the year? I've got seedlings begging me to get my raised beds built!

This is my first real attempt at gardening. Last year I tried growing some commonly used herbs in a planter, and after about 2 weeks they all shriveled up and died. Cleaning out the planter, I found the roots and potting soil were all moldy?!? How does that happen? Bad bag of soil? Too much water? Hate for it to happen to my cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, and watermelons.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on March 11, 2011, 05:04:34 AM
None planned so far but I would be down for something in OKC or Norman or Moore or hell Stroud!!

Pete

We've got several folks in the OKC area, and some in Tulsa.  Stroud sounds like a good halfway point.  I'm not familiar with it, but if someone can name a good eats place, I suggest meeting for an early morning breakfast on the weekend.  That way, we've got enough time to get back home and get on about our day.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on March 11, 2011, 05:06:56 AM
So when is this cold crap going to get gone for the year? I've got seedlings begging me to get my raised beds built!

This is my first real attempt at gardening. Last year I tried growing some commonly used herbs in a planter, and after about 2 weeks they all shriveled up and died. Cleaning out the planter, I found the roots and potting soil were all moldy?!? How does that happen? Bad bag of soil? Too much water? Hate for it to happen to my cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, and watermelons.

I'm about done with the cold too... this weekend is supposed to be nice. 

Could have been a number of things with your planters.... too much heat, or not enough drainage.  Do you have room for a raised bed?   

Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Cwdrlove on March 11, 2011, 08:01:00 PM
Could have been a number of things with your planters.... too much heat, or not enough drainage.  Do you have room for a raised bed?

I'm going to guess lack of drainage, of course at this point, it's just a guess.

I do have plenty of room for a raised bed, or more, which I think is going to be the way to go. I'll have to fence it in with chicken wire, to keep the ill-mannered Rat Terriers out of it LOL.

I think I'll try to follow Jack's suggestion in this video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTf0cfIa73E# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTf0cfIa73E#) and pot them, and use Sterilite containers to move them before going into the raised bed(s)
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: vonhismean on March 20, 2011, 05:11:35 PM
I would be up for a meetup in OKC!  Saturdays are best for me after 1000 or 1100.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Raldog on March 28, 2011, 02:43:55 PM
I could meet in Stroud.  Urbanspoon rated the Five Star BBQ Steakhouse pretty good.  It's on the corner of 7th St on 99 highway, east side of the road across from Mazzio's, just a few blocks south of I-44.

Kit
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: EllisFamilyOKC on April 07, 2011, 01:24:31 PM
New OKC member, would love to meet some of you. Been preparing for a couple of years now. Garden is going full swing and we just added rabbits. Community is what my pereps are lacking let's all learn from eachother.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on April 08, 2011, 04:48:03 AM
There's been a lot of talk and not enough action on doing a meet up. Come on Okies, let's get on with it.  I'm willing to be the point of contact, just PM me or email me, and we'll set one up.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: csangree on April 08, 2011, 04:34:03 PM
Hey, all! I'm Christian. Looking forward to hopefully getting together sometime with a few other like-minded preppers in the OKC area. We live in NW OKC, a few miles North of Quail Springs Mall.

Trying to garden again this year (3rd year), hopefully with more success than previous years. Garlic, green onions, and basil going well, but having trouble with snap and snow peas, peppers, strawberries. Just planted a grapevine, blackberries, peach and nectarine trees.

Been a listener since day 1, but have little time to hang here on the forum. Going to try to keep up with the Okie part of the forum, at least. Hope we can get together before long!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: EllisFamilyOKC on April 13, 2011, 09:51:49 AM
New Oklahoma meetup thread started! http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=26475.0 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=26475.0)
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: kevo on April 28, 2011, 10:24:20 PM
NW Oklahoma City near Lake Hefner here.  Anyone in the area that might know of good places for seeds?  Maybe need a hunting/fishing partner? Been in the prepper mindset for several years, but am just now getting serious about it.

You're in my neck of the woods. For seeds, Organics OKC on Penn near 36th is good place. Also Horn Seed is decent. I've noticed Lowes and Home Depot have a large assortment of organic seeds now too.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Cacinok on May 04, 2011, 07:19:45 AM
NW Oklahoma City near Lake Hefner here.  Anyone in the area that might know of good places for seeds?  Maybe need a hunting/fishing partner? Been in the prepper mindset for several years, but am just now getting serious about it.

I'm late answering, but w/ this cold, you're probably still planting.  My wife gets a lot of her seeds from Edmond Feed and Seed.  It's just west of the train tracks and a little north of 2nd.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: OkieBoy on May 05, 2011, 03:42:24 PM
Jeff here, from Coweta (SE of Tulsa).
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Irishajw on October 10, 2011, 09:21:16 AM
Live in Norman, OK, but have many acres in NE Oklahoma Ozark mountains.

Anyone know where you can get some non-grafted fruit and nut trees?

Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on October 10, 2011, 06:00:43 PM
Live in Norman, OK, but have many acres in NE Oklahoma Ozark mountains.

Anyone know where you can get some non-grafted fruit and nut trees?

Hmm, that one stumps me. Help me understand, why the preference for non-grafted trees?
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Irishajw on October 11, 2011, 06:00:17 AM
They are more hardy when non-grafted.  It is in the Marjorie Wildcraft Backyard Food Production video.   Planting grafted trees, you may have 90% losses.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on October 11, 2011, 06:13:00 AM
They are more hardy when non-grafted.  It is in the Marjorie Wildcraft Backyard Food Production video.   Planting grafted trees, you may have 90% losses.

Could be.  I've planted 5 fruit trees, 2 plums, 1 apricot and 2 cherries.  All came from Lowe's.  The cherries turned into kindling within 2 months, but I don't know for sure if they were grafts. Could have been the location or the soil or other issues.  The others are doing fine. 

The edible dogwood from Raintree Nursery is doing OK, if only not growing much in the back yard. I'm thinking about relocating it to the "hacienda". 
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: JarHeadTed on December 12, 2011, 02:58:04 PM
Could be.  I've planted 5 fruit trees, 2 plums, 1 apricot and 2 cherries.  All came from Lowe's.  The cherries turned into kindling within 2 months, but I don't know for sure if they were grafts. Could have been the location or the soil or other issues.  The others are doing fine. 

The edible dogwood from Raintree Nursery is doing OK, if only not growing much in the back yard. I'm thinking about relocating it to the "hacienda".

Go to Sander's Nursery.  It's southeast of Broken Arrow, down by the river.  They have much better quality trees at prices that are comparable to Lowe's.....maybe a dollar or two cheaper.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Patriot_RAM on December 12, 2011, 06:12:50 PM
Hey,
Tiretool here. I'm in far SE Oklahoma. Hugo to be exact. I'd like to get in touch with anyone in eastern OK. Electronically or face to face would be fine. I'd like to network to build skills and knowledge for prepping.

Thanks


One time I was working in Broken Bow, but staying at what used to be the Holiday Inn in Idabel.  I got sick while I was in town and ended up at a Doctor in Hugo.  Does that count??   lol

Patriot_RAM
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Irishajw on February 17, 2012, 11:18:14 AM
Anyone interested in having a camping meet-and-greet one weekend?   I'm thinking of trying to set something up the weekend of May 5th and 6th, 2012.

I have plenty of land right next to the Illinois River in NE Oklahoma that is set up for camping.  There is a clubhouse and other facilities we could use.   It would be a great opportunity for preppers in the NE Oklahoma NW Arkansas SE Kansas SW Mo to get to know each other.  Could maybe make a float trip out of it.

Please send me an email if you have interest.  Irishajw@aol.com
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: csangree on February 18, 2012, 04:26:29 AM
Love the idea of a camping meet-and-greet. I'm a photographer and have to work that weekend (most of the nice weather weekends, unfortunately), but if I wasn't woring, I'd be there!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: mr.emann on September 07, 2012, 07:51:42 PM
Just Retired from the Army and moved back home here.  (Tulsa Area/Coweta/Broken Arrow).  I am surprised to see so many Okies here on the forum. very nice.- Mike
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: blademan on November 09, 2012, 07:53:07 AM
Hello,
    My name is Matt. I live in Oklahoma City. I've been listening to tsp for about 8 months and prepping for about a year. Not very far, but I'm sticking with it. I'm looking for other preppers in the area to associate with and learn from and share information and ideas with.
   
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Mike123 on November 09, 2012, 08:29:44 AM
Anyone going to be at Appleseed this weekend in Afton 11/10?
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: ScottyK on January 01, 2013, 04:09:31 PM
Greetings from south side OKC! Just discovered this forum, and new to prepping in general. Looking to network with fellow Oklahomans..
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on January 01, 2013, 04:39:16 PM
Greetings from south side OKC! Just discovered this forum, and new to prepping in general. Looking to network with fellow Oklahomans..

Welcome, Scotty K, and a Happy New Year to you!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on January 05, 2013, 07:42:18 AM
Posted as general knowledge:
Finally made it up to Swan's Brothers Dairy in Claremore.  Swan's sells raw milk, cheese and cream.  No BGH, hormones, antibiotics, etc.  Milk is $4.50 a gallon, not so bad compared to organic milk at Wal Mart.  Used the milk to make buttermilk at home.
Good stuff.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: ScottyK on January 05, 2013, 09:52:48 AM
My daughter spent a year in Claremore going to school at Rogers State. Made the trip up there from OKC many times.

There is another dairy in eastern OKC that we hit sometimes. McDainel Farms, 149th & Hiwassee
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: OkieBoy on January 06, 2013, 09:41:25 PM
Posted as general knowledge:
Finally made it up to Swan's Brothers Dairy in Claremore.  Swan's sells raw milk, cheese and cream.  No BGH, hormones, antibiotics, etc.  Milk is $4.50 a gallon, not so bad compared to organic milk at Wal Mart.  Used the milk to make buttermilk at home.
Good stuff.

I get my raw milk from Chupp's guernsey dairy in Inola-$4 per gallon and grassfed.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on January 07, 2013, 11:43:38 AM
I get my raw milk from Chupp's guernsey dairy in Inola-$4 per gallon and grassfed.

Ah yes, Chupp's.  I understand they also have it for sale at the monthly auction on Hwy 412, first Saturday of each month.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: JustGreg on January 08, 2013, 01:38:05 PM
Hey this is Greg, posted before, saying hey from NW OKC.

G.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: blademan on January 11, 2013, 09:43:43 PM
Wow,
  Raw organic grassfed for 4.50/gal.? That's awesome.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: beakerello on January 24, 2013, 06:46:34 PM
This is my first post. I live in Sand Springs, and work in West Tulsa.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on January 25, 2013, 02:27:56 AM
This is my first post. I live in Sand Springs, and work in West Tulsa.
Welcome to the forum, Beakerello.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: OKCPrepper on January 30, 2013, 01:14:25 AM
Hey this is Greg, posted before, saying hey from NW OKC.

G.

Hey Greg, sounds like we are neighbors. I am in the same area of OKC.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: csangree on January 30, 2013, 04:48:25 PM
NW OKC here, too. Time to meet up some place for a drink! =)
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: OKCPrepper on February 06, 2013, 02:15:11 AM
NW OKC here, too. Time to meet up some place for a drink! =)

That's not a bad idea, sounds like there are quite a few of us in the OKC area, anyone care to pick some week night and meet for dinner / drinks? I spend my weekends working at my farm so a Saturday morning breakfast is out for me. Monday, Tuesday or every other Friday evening would work.

There is an Italian restaurant on the NW side called Meike's that has been pretty quiet the times I have been there. Had a meeting there with friends on a Monday night a couple months ago and we were the only ones there.   
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: blademan on February 06, 2013, 04:34:08 PM
Hey, where's that italian place? There's a nice "dive" @ 59th and May. Its called Nancy's lighthouse. Its a restaraunt with a seperate bar. Food is served in the bar also, its quiet during the day. I know friday nights are a bunch or horny drunk kareokers. (Not sure that's a word, but I used it) so that may not be good for a friday night and its a little $$, so I will start a poll on who's interested in meeting and we can then exchange info and decide on a place.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: OKCPrepper on February 07, 2013, 01:32:00 AM
Hey, where's that italian place? There's a nice "dive" @ 59th and May. Its called Nancy's lighthouse. Its a restaraunt with a seperate bar. Food is served in the bar also, its quiet during the day. I know friday nights are a bunch or horny drunk kareokers. (Not sure that's a word, but I used it) so that may not be good for a friday night and its a little $$, so I will start a poll on who's interested in meeting and we can then exchange info and decide on a place.

Meike's is in a strip mall on the SE corner of NW Highway and Rockwell. That is pretty far NW, there are plenty of places that would be more central depending on who all in interested. I just know this place is quiet, the kind of conversation we would likely be having doesn't bode well for crowded bars or restaurants. There are a couple of Saturday morning breakfast meetup groups I know of, but those are all political and besides Saturday's don't work for me personally.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: blademan on February 07, 2013, 08:48:25 AM
Poll started in region 5 meet and greet.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: csangree on February 07, 2013, 02:23:13 PM
Here's a link to the poll to make life simple for everyone.

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=41080.0 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=41080.0)
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: blademan on February 08, 2013, 12:45:56 PM
Thanks CS. Hopefully that will get it some more clicks.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: csangree on February 21, 2013, 05:23:31 PM
I won't be free to join from March 9-15th or so. What's the latest on this? Any progress choosing a place, date and time? Looking forward to meeting some of our local TSP'ers!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: ScottyK on March 19, 2013, 03:24:29 PM
Chiming in, I'm up for a meet & greet. Spring Break is this week, maybe something this summer instead?
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: blademan on March 22, 2013, 09:27:26 PM
I met with okcprepper for lunch a little over a month ago. He's a real good guy.
  As for other meet ups, the summer sounds good.
 In the poll thread, which didn't get a whole lot of action, I suggested just picking a date so that we have something to work from.
  I nominate Saturday June 15th. Let's say lunch somewhere in Oklahoma City. If I'd say at a golden corral, they have food that will fit most peoples dietary needs for a single meal.
  They are also large enough to allow for a little bit of privacy or at least we won't be crammed in next to people who will look oddly at us if they hear "mre" or "bug out bag" or "opsec" or "aquaponics" or "off grid" while we are getting to know each other.
     If there is enough of us, we can get a room or section cordoned off for us. So let's do it.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: OKCPrepper on March 23, 2013, 01:45:13 AM
As far as a meeting date goes, I am up for anything at this point. I would prefer an evening dinner vs a Saturday lunch. I spend every Saturday and most Sundays working on my farm. If a Saturday is what works best for everyone else, I will do my best to make it.

One other thing to mention, I have a good friend who has put on a prepper fair here in OKC 3-4 times now over the past couple years. He has had only marginal success but had decided to give it one more try. Right now the date is scheduled for sometime in August. He had stopped by my office a few weeks ago to pick up some radio equipment and was telling me about his plans. He was one of the speakers last year at the event in TX, he was there with Jack and other experts. He is going down to Dallas again this April for their next event, I suggested he talk with Jack and see if he could get him to come up to OKC for his event and throw some support his direction.

I will keep everyone posted as to the progress and a date one it is confirmed. This would be a good chance for everyone in the OK region and surrounding states to get together and meet and network. Hopefully Jack will be able to attend as well and we can all get a chance to thank him for all he has done for this community.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: ScottyK on April 04, 2013, 09:23:51 AM
As of now, June 15th is open for me, so I'll put that down.

But I'm flexible if another date works out.

Every other Tuesday night is Cub Scouts, but can meet on the off nights (next meetings are Apr 9th and 23rd)
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: JustGreg on April 12, 2013, 05:42:22 PM
I've moved to Oklahoma City, and I'm loving it!

G.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: blademan on April 15, 2013, 10:54:02 AM
Welcome greg. Where'd you move from?
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: oktx on June 02, 2013, 09:44:59 PM
Hi peeps.  It's been a couple years since I posted here but I'm still around and peek back in occasionally.  My husband and I are in OKC and would be interested in a meetup as well if you're planning one.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: blademan on June 03, 2013, 04:29:17 PM
Hi oktx,
  Good to have you back. So does anyone else still want to meet up? I'm still up for it if anyone else is.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: ScottyK on June 16, 2013, 11:34:07 AM
How is everybody doing after the recent storms?

Still up for a meet & greet sometime this summer. Meeting for lunch during the weekday usually is best for me.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: blademan on July 15, 2013, 09:48:26 AM
I'm going to post this in the meet up thread as well.

 I have decided to get this meet up in gear. I'm going to book a small group room at a golden corral for August 31st. For lunch. Let's say noon to one or one to three. The 31st is a Saturday and over a month from now, so even if everyone can't make it, a fair number probably can. I will post the location when I have it, but I'm thinking that it will be the I-40 and MacArthur location.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: chuck_3 on July 27, 2013, 05:06:37 PM
I'm going to post this in the meet up thread as well.

 I have decided to get this meet up in gear. I'm going to book a small group room at a golden corral for August 31st. For lunch. Let's say noon to one or one to three. The 31st is a Saturday and over a month from now, so even if everyone can't make it, a fair number probably can. I will post the location when I have it, but I'm thinking that it will be the I-40 and MacArthur location.

Hi Blademan,

I have been lurking for a while, recently started posting.  I am new to the forum, but not TSP / MSB. My place is in SE OK, near Antlers.  Is your meet for OKC, or a statewide meet?  I do get to The City from time to time, so let me know .  If it is only for OKC, I wouldn't want to waste anybody else's time. 

The only thing I don't like about OK is the taxes.  I may not have much income in retirement though, so that won't be much of a problem.  I won't have to pay taxes on what I grow to eat. 
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: riverbend_rich on February 23, 2014, 08:38:51 PM
New to the forums so I'll just say hello neighbors! I'm Richard from north of Ada. Nice to meet ya'll.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Oakie on February 24, 2014, 02:34:42 PM
New to the forums so I'll just say hello neighbors! I'm Richard from north of Ada. Nice to meet ya'll.
Hi Richard,
I'm Vickie from SW of Ada. Welcome to the forums.
I haven't seen much in the way of gatherings in this area but perhaps one day that will change.
A lot of interesting perspectives are shared here at any rate!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on February 24, 2014, 05:23:43 PM
Hey all,
Haven't been active on the forum in a while, so glad to see a couple more "neighbors" pop up. We're up in Tulsa.
There's been off-and-on talk of a get-together, but to best of my knowledge one hasn't happened yet.
Seeing that you're close to Ada, maybe a good way-point could be Krebs.   There's some good Italian restaurants there.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: riverbend_rich on February 26, 2014, 10:09:33 PM
I do love Pete's place and Rosanne's but with a small business and two little girls to take care of any free time I have is spent with them and in the garden. But I do love to talk survival and preparedness so keep in touch!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: CandyBabyE on March 17, 2014, 09:45:49 PM
I'm not there yet, but soon will be.  My friends just bought an L shaped property, 46 acres,near Antlers (SE) and want to sell me 6 acres.  My part has the nicest pond.  ;D

We plan to do a permaculture design for the entire property as a whole, documenting the progress as we go.  Hopefully we will be able to design a permaculture house on my part since there is no house there. The larger part has a nice 2700 sq ft house, more house than I need, but will be great for Dave and Linda and his Dad.

I was wondering if there were any TSPers in that neck of the woods. 

Can't wait to get out of California and start having a decent quality of life.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: blademan on March 20, 2014, 03:33:19 AM
Sorry guys, its been a while since I got one here, glad to see some new folk on here.
 Yes any meet up I post about will be for all of OK or anyone who wants to show up from wherever unless specifically indicated.
 I can't do much in the way of organizing a meet up at the moment. Life started getting rough shortly after I posted about the last one that didn't end up happening. I'm still interested in one if someone else wants to take initiative on it I will participate if I can.
 Well nice talking to you guys again take care.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Morgan96 on March 23, 2014, 01:53:28 PM
I was wondering if there were any TSPers in that neck of the woods. 

There's a few TSP members up in Green Country (Tulsa area), just haven't gotten around to making a meet-up happen.  Check back when you're moved out to Antlers. Looks like Krebs is a good halfway point.  I'm game for a lunch meet-up, travel schedule permitting.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: chuck_3 on March 26, 2014, 11:38:18 AM
46 acres,near Antlers (SE) and want to sell me 6 acres.  My part has the nicest pond.  ;D


Good to see (only) a few other folk are finding that part of OK.  I have some acreage which is in the Kiamichi Wilderness (north of Antlers) and have been working on a Permaculture plan for some of it.  I have started on the food forest part since it takes the longest. 

I am having a few folks up on April 26 - 27 for a workshop centered around the food forest part and the earthworks part I am adding.  I have five hugelkultur beds so far and am adding two rows of swales, my kind though, and we will be looking at two things.  First, I am having a guy who does aquaponics classes and consulting in the DFW area come up and do about a half day session on that.  The rest of the first day and half a day on Sunday will be working on planning and planting the swales and talking about the plant guilds / groupings. There is room to camp, and I should have some composting toilet and shower facilities built by then, but have a 30 x 40 shop with a loft plus ground which is good for camping.  There are three spots for trailers if anyone needs one - none taken yet.  I am charging $75 a head which covers the speakers and meals Water is from the well, and outside of generator power or batteries, there is no electric.  I haven't put it up on the forum otherwise since I have filled twelve of the twenty spots through word of mouth, but would welcome anyone interested, especially folks off the forum.  PM me if you are interested.

The aquaponics part is in large part because of the thin and acidic soils which make a conventional garden really tough there - ph is around 4.5 in a large part of my place.  The swales are built with a wood core and using dirt from pond cleanouts from the area, and I am adding a lot of compost I produce myself to improve it.  We are going to try to make some of Holzer's bone sauce Saturday night to see if Paul Wheaton's enthusiasm for it is justified.  The proof will take quite a while though.   

BTW, doing the planting of the food forest is both time consuming, and doesn't really show up in the beginning.  I have done quite a bit of planting, and am proud of all of it, but when I stand back and look at it, it just doesn't look like much has been done - and I am two years into the work already. 
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: ScottyK on April 19, 2014, 05:05:50 AM
Greetings to all the new folks here in Oklahoma!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: CandyBabyE on May 01, 2014, 11:23:16 AM
Hey,
Tiretool here. I'm in far SE Oklahoma. Hugo to be exact. I'd like to get in touch with anyone in eastern OK. Electronically or face to face would be fine. I'd like to network to build skills and knowledge for prepping.

Thanks
Hi Tiretool,

Soon to be moving to Antlers.  Friends of mine just bought 46 acres there that we're going to be designing as a homestead and possibly a permaculture site.  Dave and Linda, who bought the property will be moving there in about 3 weeks.  I'm a  3 or 4 months off.  Have to wait till my boy checks the place out and see if he wants to make the move. 

I was there about 2 weeks ago and fell in love with it.  Of course it's spring so what's not to love.   Really like the rolling hills and green!!!! Here in Norco,  Ca, we have about 2 weeks of green and then everything is brown again.  Seasons here are 1 to 2 months Winter, 2 - 4 weeks Spring, then Summer -  no Fall.  It will be wonderful to be in a place with the funny stuff that falls from the sky and gets everything wet.  Oh yea, I thinks it's rain.  Been so long since we had any here.  Last year our rainfall was 4 inches, low even for us.

I'll let Dave know you're so close.  I just got him involved with TSP, got him hooked on permaculture a while back.  He was partially raised in Oklahoma, don't remember where, but probably near the Air Force Base there, since his dad was Air Force.

Hope we can get together and share a home brew or something when we get there.   (0Oooo, hope home brewing is legal there.  They seem to have funny alcohol laws there.  Can't buy cold been in market, but there's a drive thru beer window at the liquor store. Go figure. :beer:)

Nice to know there's so many TSPers in the state.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: OkieBoy on May 13, 2014, 12:32:11 PM
Glad to see this thread is kicking back up a notch, I'm still down for a meet up and home brew!
I have 27 acres in Coweta (NE part of the state) along the Arkansas River and have about 300' of swales, a Holzer style hugel mound plus tons of other cool projects going at all times. Really wanna touch base with some of ya'll out there.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: riverbend_rich on May 15, 2014, 12:22:31 PM
I'm in antlers today for work eating at High street pizza!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: chuck_3 on May 15, 2014, 03:00:41 PM
I'm in antlers today for work eating at High street pizza!

Will you be there tomorrow by any chance?  I should be up by lunch tomorrow.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: riverbend_rich on May 15, 2014, 08:08:53 PM
No I am usually on the area on Fridays but since school is out I'm only down a couple of times for the summer. I just put this up to cause a ruckus with you far south eastern folks! I've been through antlers a hundred times but this was my first time to eat at high street pizza, it's great!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: chuck_3 on May 16, 2014, 05:30:34 AM
We will have to catch up another time.  Antlers is most interesting when it is not overrun with folks coming in to exploit the great hunting opportunities.  More restaurants than should be necessary and anything you could want for the outdoor life. 

My schedule for now is more time up there in the summer and less during the various game seasons.  I'm bringing some plants I have been nursing along and hope to plant over the next ten days.  Some of the seedlings I ordered needed to get up a little bit before planting.  Now I have to work all of them in as originally planned.  At least the 6" of rain over the last week will tell me if all of the dirt work held - about 160' of swale / berms and five hugel beds, worked into the existing wooded area.  I've got to get the "Simple Pump", a DC powered pump for a pretty good water well, hooked up and then the electric to keep everything irrigated when these great rains stop.  The good rain has made everything a lot simpler so far. 
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: riverbend_rich on May 16, 2014, 07:48:46 AM
Sounds great! are you putting some kind of automatic watering system in to come on when you are not there? I live full tome at my BOL but I would like to hook up something more automatic for convenience and to maximize my questionable well
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: CandyBabyE on May 19, 2014, 07:26:11 AM
No I am usually on the area on Fridays but since school is out I'm only down a couple of times for the summer. I just put this up to cause a ruckus with you far south eastern folks! I've been through antlers a hundred times but this was my first time to eat at high street pizza, it's great!

Thanks for the recommendation on the pizza.  My friends are moving there June 1,  and I should be there a couple of months later.  We ate at some Mexican place when I was there.  Worst Mexican food I've ever eaten.  Guess I'll miss that when I leave So. Cal.  Will just have to cook my own.  They did have good fried fish though. 

My son will be going with Dave and Linda in June to see if he wants to move with me.  I'm hoping he does, but at 19 he's thinking he wants  to room up with his buddies, sow his wild oats and find himself.  Looks like I might be a successful parent after.  I've worked myself out of a job.  :-\
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: chuck_3 on May 24, 2014, 02:35:30 PM
Sounds great! are you putting some kind of automatic watering system in to come on when you are not there? I live full tome at my BOL but I would like to hook up something more automatic for convenience and to maximize my questionable well

That type of set-up is what I am working on.  I planned to start this last week, but had to rebuild parts of the berms and specifically the sills where the overflow turned into a point of drainage.  They did not wash out completely, but were not holding completely, so I don't know how much.  One looked to still have about 8" of water retention, one I couldn't tell, and one looked to be OK.  Still, it looked like the estimate of 7.5" of rain over the preceding week was a little on the low side.  I had one 5 gallon pail out in the open and it had almost 9" in it when I got up there.  And, everything is greening up very well. 

The Simple Pump will pump enough pressure that I will be able to use a conventional pressure tank, and there are enough DC controls available that I think a system on a timer will be pretty straightforward.  I do have some friends there who can help me with stuff from time to time, but probably not on a daily basis.  Hopefully, between more time, some ingenuity, a little help from my friends and a little rain, this first summer will be the hardest. 

I do have an overhead tank as well, but it will require controls, and I am filling it as needed using a generator, and the start / stop controls for a generator would be a lot harder for me than on / off water control valves.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: riverbend_rich on May 24, 2014, 04:29:21 PM
Sounds like you have a plan! 
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: riverbend_rich on June 28, 2014, 10:10:13 PM
I'm looking for some of those 15 gallon food grade  barrels in southern or central Oklahoma for sale?

Anybody know of any resources?
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Wander on July 29, 2014, 10:51:41 AM
Faithful prepper in noble has had them in the past. I want to say I bought some for around $40?

http://www.thefaithfulprepper.com/
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: riverbend_rich on July 29, 2014, 10:36:05 PM
Faithful prepper in noble has had them in the past. I want to say I bought some for around $40?

http://www.thefaithfulprepper.com/

Yes they did but I called them a few months ago and she said she couldn't get any more... I need to call again though. Or better yet just stop in.  It is a great little shop.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Aunt on August 01, 2014, 08:49:46 AM
I'm looking for some of those 15 gallon food grade  barrels in southern or central Oklahoma for sale?

Anybody know of any resources?

The hardware and lumber business located on the west side of the highway south of Talihina has blue barrels piled along the fence.  Maybe they have what you are looking for.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: riverbend_rich on August 02, 2014, 09:47:40 AM
The hardware and lumber business located on the west side of the highway south of Talihina has blue barrels piled along the fence.  Maybe they have what you are looking for.

I'll be in the area in a few weeks, I'll look then.

Thanks!

Rich
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: The Sage of Monticello on October 18, 2014, 01:08:29 AM
Hello Okies,   ;)

Considering making the move of my family yet again. Moving out-of-State is so stressful and can be hard on a family.

I have a chance to move to McAlester, Oklahoma, for a job offer that would double my current salary. If anyone can tell me how good deer hunting/big game is after the draw; or public land over the counter tags readily available in Oklahoma. How wade/shore fishing is (fly or baitcaster), what dangerous creepy crawlies are around, or if cockroaches are a problem here. Are there severe pollen levels for allergies and asthma sufferers in this region, it would greatly be appreciated to know. 

Is there National Forest on the border of Arkansas available to explore, hunt, camp, etc without severe private property restrictions?

Just message me or reply here.  Thanks in advance. 
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Wander on October 18, 2014, 07:21:56 AM
Hello Okies,   ;)

Considering making the move of my family yet again. Moving out-of-State is so stressful and can be hard on a family.

I have a chance to move to McAlester, Oklahoma, for a job offer that would double my current salary. If anyone can tell me how good deer hunting/big game is after the draw; or public land over the counter tags readily available in Oklahoma. How wade/shore fishing is (fly or baitcaster), what dangerous creepy crawlies are around, or if cockroaches are a problem here. Are there severe pollen levels for allergies and asthma sufferers in this region, it would greatly be appreciated to know. 

Is there National Forest on the border of Arkansas available to explore, hunt, camp, etc without severe private property restrictions?

Just message me or reply here.  Thanks in advance. 

I don't know much about McAlester beyond that I've been there for work a few times. I live in Newalla near Shawnee and commute to OKC. The only bug problems I've had is the mosquitos and other fliers can get a bit out of control which brings in the spiders. Neither of which I have a problem with except the brown recluse which seems to be everywhere.

Allergies are the worst here that I've ever been. I've heard OK is the worst allergy place in the world. I don't know about that, but I basically live on Allegra.

Eufala is great fishing (right next to McAlester), and Ouichita NP is pretty, but I don't know much about the hunting there. I've heard hunting is awesome down south of you, in the Hugo/Broken Bow area. Camping in OK SUCKS, there are no good places that I've found. It's all state parks, no NPs except grasslands. The state pretty much demands you get their permission for everything on their land. I have no idea what it's like in Ouichita NP, I haven't tried it. I've heard it's great tho.

I'll be interested in other people response, these are all my opinions.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: riverbend_rich on October 18, 2014, 10:25:26 PM
Snakes: copperhead, rattle, and cotton mouth. I've spent a lot of time in the woods hunting camping and 4-wheeling and I've only seen a few of any of these.

Gators: a limited few down by Broken Bow. You may never see one unless you just go looking for them.

We do have a lot of fiddleback spiders ( brown recluse ) but I've never been bit.

Camping is more geared toward park style camping, not much remote camping unless you go way south eastern ok. But there are lots of places to get outside and enjoy.

Big game: white tail mainly but there are bears in the southeast and mule deer pronhorn, and actually some elk out west. 

Oklahoma boasted having more shoreline than any other state! Most of the shore fishing is easier in the tons of ponds and all lakes. Big lakes are better from boats( we do have striper in lake texoma)  There is some trout opportunity in the Illinois river (gore ok)  blue River (tishomingo) and in beavers bend state park ( Broken Bow) I've fished all three and the latter is the best in my opinion.

That's a quick take from a guy that hunts a lot and fishes a little!

Ask away with any other questions. I have driven  all over southeast ok for 14 years for work and also get out west to visit inlaws frequently. I hunt deer turkey and waterfowl and I like to trout fish and camp. So I may have answeres or opinions they may help.
And I live about an hour from McAlister. 
 
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: The Sage of Monticello on October 19, 2014, 01:29:11 PM
Wander and Riverbend Rich, thank you for the information. Hunting and fishing are important for us. We will of course visit the area soon.

Not used to humidity coming from Wyoming so I have to ask. Is the most humidity just overwhelming in your peak Summer months? Or is it year round?  Are allergies limited to just Spring months?


How is the small game in Ouachita Forest? Is it open with abundant public access to being able to hike into remote deep areas? Or is it restricted to limited access by tons of private property, etc.

Thanks again.

Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: nelson96 on October 19, 2014, 01:35:40 PM
Is there National Forest on the border of Arkansas available to explore, hunt, camp, etc without severe private property restrictions?

How is the small game in Ouachita Forest? Is it open with abundant public access to being able to hike into remote deep areas? Or is it restricted to limited access by tons of private property, etc.

LOL. . .  Only someone from the west would ask questions like that.

Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: The Sage of Monticello on October 19, 2014, 03:20:52 PM
Yup Nelson. Born and raised in the Southwestern side and spent the last few years in wide open Cowboy country in Wyoming with a lot of designated wilderness areas. I was crossing my fingers my family could still access some National Forest near McAlester.

However, you're right I am an outsider and understand the culture shock will be significant if we make this move. I am leaning toward Oklahoma but can't check everything out in my upcoming visit.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: nelson96 on October 19, 2014, 03:42:41 PM
Oregon born and raised myself.  Never lived anywhere else except for a couple of years in Nevada.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: riverbend_rich on October 19, 2014, 06:37:20 PM
Wow. Wyoming huh?..... Well it is real different here in the way Of "public access". My bro inlaw worked in Rock Springs for two years and his first weekend he had free he called me saying he was jeeping  and needed me to come spot for him like the "old days". When I asked him where he was he said he just started off road at the edge of town and kept going until he got bored. I asked if it was private property and he laughed!!! Needless to say my first trip out(of many) was a real shock. It took me several days to grasp the idea of how much public land there is up there. So in a nutshell ... No there is almost no public land in Oklahoma ... ( not really but for somebody that has been in wy it will seem that way.)

Also from the point of humidity. Think of the driest day of the year in wy and now just flip that extreme to the most humid!!! In reality the neat thing about the weather in Oklahoma is how much it changes. We will have 100 days over 100 degree one year and the next it will get down to -20 for a day or two. Will Rogers famous quote " if you don't like the weather in Oklahoma han just wait a minute" is all too true!
 
One year we had wild fires,blizzards, floods, tornadoes and earthquakes... But it's a beautiful place!

Rich
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: ohms on October 21, 2014, 11:35:38 PM
Hello from Bartlesville.

Hello also from B'ville!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Ranger Dave on October 22, 2014, 06:24:15 AM
Ohms great to hear maybe we can get together
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: CandyBabyE on November 19, 2014, 01:34:11 PM
HI Everyone,

New to Antlers, Oklahoma from the Peoples Republic of California.  (southeast, Oklahoma, just 45 min. north of Paris, Texas.

 ;)
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: The Sage of Monticello on November 20, 2014, 12:02:20 AM
Soon to be McAlester, Oklahoma in 2 weeks. Took the job.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: chuck_3 on November 20, 2014, 08:37:43 AM
HI Everyone,

New to Antlers, Oklahoma from the Peoples Republic of California.  (southeast, Oklahoma, just 45 min. north of Paris, Texas.

 ;)

Hi Candy,

I think we communicated on the PermaEthos site - glad to see you made the trek. 

I'll be up the week after Thanksgiving, a little north of Moyers in the community up there. 

Hope me can meet sometime. 

Chuck
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: riverbend_rich on November 20, 2014, 04:08:57 PM
Soon to be McAlester, Oklahoma in 2 weeks. Took the job.

I just drove thought there for work today!!  Welcome to the neighborhood.  Go eat at high st. Pizza or ables bbq both are good!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: CandyBabyE on November 21, 2014, 12:21:03 PM
Hi Candy,

I think we communicated on the PermaEthos site - glad to see you made the trek. 

I'll be up the week after Thanksgiving, a little north of Moyers in the community up there. 

Hope me can meet sometime. 

Chuck

Yea, I think so too.  I've been so swamped the last few months I hadn't been able to even do anything on line except delete unimportant email, pay bills and download TSP so I could listen to it at work. 

Now that I"m here I'll have more time, at least till we start doing some farming in earnest. 

Thought I was gonna faint yesterday when I went to change my drivers license.  There were two workers and no one waiting.  Just walked up and it took 5 mins, with NO APPOINTMENT.   In So. Cal, even with an appointment it would have taken an hour.
 
Hope we can get together some time.  It would be great to have a TSP get together come spring or summer.  The OC TSP people got together once a month and did weekend campouts and things. They had their own little board or whatever it'd be called on the forum. Not sure how we'd go about doing that.

Still getting my bearings as to where everything is as far as towns go.  I spend a lot of time on Mapquest.  Moyers is really close.  Cool.  If you want, message me and I'll give you the phone number.  We can talk easier than typing.  :)
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: CandyBabyE on November 21, 2014, 12:38:07 PM
Soon to be McAlester, Oklahoma in 2 weeks. Took the job.

Awesome.  Welcome to Oklahoma in advance.  Shall I go shoot you a turkey?  LOL Oh, two weeks puts you here after Thanksgiving.  Well, maybe some venison for Christmas. 

Glad to have you aboard.  McAlester isn't too far from Antlers.  Maybe we can get a SE Oklahoma TSP group going.

Candy
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: CandyBabyE on November 21, 2014, 12:44:17 PM
I just drove thought there for work today!!  Welcome to the neighborhood.  Go eat at high st. Pizza or ables bbq both are good!

Hey Rich,
Thanks for the food referrals.  I'll warn you against the Mexican restaurant in town.  Ate there this spring when I was here. Man, didn't think it was possible to screw up refried beans, but they did.  Everything had no flavor and definitely no heat.  Guess I'm going to have to brush up on my Mexican cooking.  Think I'll invite a couple of my old coworkers for a visit.  Maybe one of them would like to start a decent Mexican restaurant.  LOL. 

Thanks again for the heads up of the food.

Candy
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: TexDaddy on November 21, 2014, 01:44:10 PM
If you want really, really good Mexican food, you must go to San Antonio.

2 of the best.
http://www.casa-rio.com/

http://www.mitierracafe.com/home.php

Back to the Oklahoma thread.

Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: CandyBabyE on November 24, 2014, 07:14:14 AM
Thanks TexDaddy for the recommendations. I'll let Dave know about these so if he's down in that neck of the woods on a run, he can try them out.   Long trip for a good meal.  Think I'm really gonna have to learn to cook some of my favs.  I'll have to have call some of my old co workers for tips. 

Thanks again, Candy
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: chuck_3 on December 13, 2014, 02:22:58 PM
We had a good "little" Friday AM at the Hungry Horse CafĂ© in Antlers.  While we didn't discuss having another, we got along well, and I will try to post stuff ahead of time when we do it again.  It was on Friday as an accommodation to one of the members meeting, but will likely make it on a weekend to make things easier for others to join in next time. 

It might help if anyone in the area would let us know with a note on this board if you are interested a meeting. 
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: The Sage of Monticello on December 15, 2014, 12:01:49 AM

Glad to have you aboard.  McAlester isn't too far from Antlers.  Maybe we can get a SE Oklahoma TSP group going.

Candy

Thanks Candy. Still settling in trying to get used to city living and stopping for tolls on the roads. Still in culture shock to an extent. Love the warmer weather so far. Trying to find an outdoor shooting range now.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: The Sage of Monticello on December 15, 2014, 12:08:57 AM
I just drove thought there for work today!!  Welcome to the neighborhood.  Go eat at high st. Pizza or ables bbq both are good!

Will give those a try. Thanks.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: riverbend_rich on December 16, 2014, 11:09:50 PM
Will give those a try. Thanks.

By the way I quoted the wrong post when I recomended those resturants. They are in Antlers. McAlister has a ton of God food too. Just try anything over in Krebbs!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: The Sage of Monticello on January 12, 2015, 12:08:19 AM
Krebs has great food and a fantastic Italian grocery market, their sausage and mortadella are  outstanding. My kids love Braums.

Now looking for an outdoor rifle/pistol range close to McAlester, can't find one. It's been a tough transition from rural country living and a vast outdoor playground to more city life in South East Oklahoma.  However, my family and I  are really enjoying it.  There are a lot more areas to explore as far as stores, food, etc. Love that we can drive out of town in the month of December and now in January and avoid semi-trucks in blizzards and snow covered freeways. Although I just read some snow/sleet may come in soon.

Toughest transition for us are the unbelievable higher amounts of theft/property and home invasion crime in our region and lack of sunshine. State income tax combined with taxing our grocery food purchases, higher overall retail costs, and higher population density have been a small dent in what mainly has been a nice experience for us in our new State. Family is excited that hunting is important in the community. Overall it has been a great transition in becoming Okies.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: cobbweb on January 14, 2015, 08:04:36 AM
Western Oklahoma here; born and raised.  I'm a truck driver that travels the whole state and some of Texas too.  Not to many towns I haven't passed through.  One thing I would like to say is there really is two side's of Oklahoma that is divided by I-35! totally different climates!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: riverbend_rich on May 22, 2015, 05:13:59 PM
So any of ya'll floating yet? I have an apple tree that is leaning!!! So much rain and lots of wind from the storms.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: Wander on May 23, 2015, 07:07:06 AM
I live on a slight slope, and other than a big lake in front of my house, it's been okay. Had to channel some of the water away from the house though. And a few small sinkholes formed near the well pump that I'm going to have to figure out.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: The Sage of Monticello on May 23, 2015, 06:53:07 PM
Water has been tough on my corn in the backyard. The whole yard feels like a sink hole someone told me its moles.

Unbelievable rain so far here in Mcalester.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: riverbend_rich on May 23, 2015, 09:10:24 PM
I've been saying for a while that I want to go to Alaska. I feel like this is what it's like to live there part of the time. It's like you go outside to do anything and you just go ahead and put on mud boots and a raincoat.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: The Sage of Monticello on May 25, 2015, 09:04:09 PM
Toughest transition for my family is the tornado watches. This is real scary for us as we thought we were more sheltered from getting hit in Pittsburg County, but we have been feeling anxious and weary over mentally handling this. I suspect native Okies are less susceptible to the stress of monitoring and getting ready to find shelter at a moment's notice.

Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: riverbend_rich on May 25, 2015, 10:34:24 PM
Toughest transition for my family is the tornado watches. This is real scary for us as we thought we were more sheltered from getting hit in Pittsburg County, but we have been feeling anxious and weary over mentally handling this. I suspect native Okies are less susceptible to the stress of monitoring and getting ready to find shelter at a moment's notice.


First if all.... this is not a "normal" storm season. We usually have 2 to 4 storms in April and May that affect our immediate area. This year it seemes like it s been 4 times a week for 6 weeks!

Secondly you will get "used to it" but you should always have a healthy fear as well.  One thing I have accepted is that there is nothing that you can do to avoid loss of property. You can protect the small things that are irreplaceable by scanning photos and important papers and keeping multiple copies on thumb drives and we just box up of our photos and put them in a rubber made tote that is ready to go to the cellar.

The actual odds of a tornado hitting your house are rare but the conciquinces are horrible so I just mainly worry about my kids and our safety first. The best way to insure that is to just keep an eye on the weather daily and have a good hidy hole. If the conditions call for a severe weather day then you just keep the news on all evening, and continue on with life unless you are in danger.  Then usually the storms die down before actual bed time.

My other advice and something I need to do as well is to make the "safe place" as comfortable as possible so that you don't mind spending time there.

Good luck

Rich
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: CandyBabyE on May 28, 2015, 07:15:08 AM
Anyone know of any good local sources for fruit trees?

Hi Crosstimbers.  Not sure what part of Oklahoma you're in.  We're in southeast Oklahoma, Antlers. We couldn't find anything reasonable or with good selection locally.  We ordered about 65 trees and bushes from Ty Ty in Georgia.  All the trees, except the oaks and hickory, have leafed out and are doing well.  I figure oaks and hickory will take longer because they don't tolerate the root disturbance as well.  TyTy had bad reviews on yelp ( which I saw after we ordered) so I was a little nervous.  But all of the bad reviews were about their customer service, and are accurate.  Their customer service over the phone sucks.  But the trees and things have been fine and the selection is huge. 

Hope this is helpful.   

We have a church in town called Cross Timbers. Any connection? :)

Candy
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: The Sage of Monticello on May 29, 2015, 10:47:56 PM
Thanks for the advice Rich. Yes, sunshine has been a scarce occurrence.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: tx_floods on June 18, 2015, 10:06:12 AM
Sage -

I notice you're posting from McAlester. My in-laws live there. My wife is up there for the week. Kids at church camp. (I notice someone said Cross Timbers. That's where they're at.) I'm in Dallas, keeping to the daily grind while she's there.

Anyway, maybe we can connect over a coldie next time I'm up. You can give me a tour of your projects or homestead or whatever you've got going on. We're up there about once a month or every other month.

Always good to meet other TSP'ers.

Tim
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: ScottyK on June 23, 2015, 07:34:03 AM
Checking in from Oklahoma City. Good to see some Okie's on this board!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: SCAthinker on August 04, 2015, 07:44:28 AM
I live in a quiet little Oklahoma country town.  Coweta to the Post Office and Koweta to the guy who owns Koweta Hardware & Lumber (not affiliated).  Koweta was the original name of the town.   About 50 miles southeast of Tulsa, 20 miles southeast of Broken Arrow.  So far we've been spared the tornadoes sweeping the plains, but plenty of high winds, hard rains, ice storms, etc.  Not a bad place to live.  Just to get the bad stuff out of the way. 

Born in OKC, left for 25 something years and came back in 1989 to stay.   
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: riverbend_rich on August 04, 2015, 08:17:14 PM
Hello SCAthinker! I'm down near Ada, good to hear from some Okies!
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: beakerello on October 16, 2015, 03:36:26 PM
We need some new people in here. This place is slow. Anybody near Sand Springs?
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: machinisttx on February 14, 2016, 12:42:39 PM
HI Everyone,

New to Antlers, Oklahoma from the Peoples Republic of California.  (southeast, Oklahoma, just 45 min. north of Paris, Texas.

 ;)

I drive through antlers on my way to my off grid property a little north of there. Looks like rain blowing in down here in north tx now....hope my parents don't get stuck at their place up there.
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: KalebMc on August 23, 2016, 09:13:21 AM
Oklahoma City area here, does anyone know of a local source for comfrey cuttings?
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: ECR on January 20, 2017, 05:24:16 PM
We need some new people in here. This place is slow. Anybody near Sand Springs?

I realize this is an old post, but we are in Sand Springs.  And we are old as rocks. :)
Title: Re: Oklahoma
Post by: farmnurse on August 20, 2017, 06:19:42 PM
I teach in NE OK and live in AR