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Title: Louisiana
Post by: BikerKat on October 22, 2008, 09:09:33 PM
Any Cajuns out there?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on November 14, 2008, 09:26:36 AM
Cajun here! Not born but raised. Sending this from Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: IonicDOG on November 19, 2008, 06:48:27 PM
Hello, I'm josh and I also hail from thibodaux LA and attend nicholls state. Been listening to the show for about 2 months now and am in the process of adding more preps to the house.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BikerKat on November 20, 2008, 09:18:41 PM
I am from Lake Charles.  I started listening to the podcast during the 3rd week.  I am hooked and can't wait for my daily fix of info.  I am one of those that usually just reads and never posts. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on November 25, 2008, 08:46:29 PM
Awesome! Nicholls State represented! Josh. What's your major? Mine's culinary
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: IonicDOG on November 25, 2008, 09:48:37 PM
Business administration. I'm at the end of my second semester.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: cayenne on December 27, 2008, 06:07:10 PM
Moss Bluff (Lake Charles) checking in
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on January 29, 2009, 09:49:47 AM
Welcome!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sneauxball on February 28, 2009, 07:08:52 PM
been on the forum a little while but...

not a cajun, but a north of I-12 florida parish redneck,
present.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on February 28, 2009, 08:13:18 PM
I 12? what part? i'm from Slidell originally but i'm down in Thibodaux for college
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sneauxball on February 28, 2009, 09:10:52 PM
the free state of Livingston parish, born and raised.   i spent a number of years living in Baton Rouge, Hammond and Birmingham, AL and now i'm back with a vengeance!    8)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on March 01, 2009, 10:29:24 PM
awesome! great to have you back
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on March 24, 2009, 06:52:44 PM
So let me get an update on the preps in LA. it's just me and Sneauxball here?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sneauxball on March 25, 2009, 09:57:16 PM
BikerKat PMed me last week, she's around here somewhere....

oh no...you're one of them                 :D  :D

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f151/cubone360/signs_of_satan.jpg)

Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on March 26, 2009, 12:31:54 PM
that's cool. just the three of us is weird. i would have thought Louisianians would be more prone to survival topics since the whole hurricane's and all.....oh well
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: khristopher23 on March 26, 2009, 12:45:19 PM
    I'm a Louisiana wanna be if that helps. I lived down there in Gonzales for 7 years. I graduated high school down there, then left in 94. Back in GA since then, but man I miss it. Can't talk my wife into moving down there.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BikerKat on March 27, 2009, 09:38:30 PM
BikerKat here!  I am from Lake Charles!  Hows it going out there?  Being from hurricane country - we know how to prep - right?  I just about lived here all my
life but I am still learning and getting ideas from the forum.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on March 31, 2009, 07:55:16 AM
oh yeah I definately learning a lot on in this community. i just wish our members would be dozens considering we deal with it every year. glad to have ya back!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on March 31, 2009, 07:57:48 AM
BikerKat PMed me last week, she's around here somewhere....

oh no...you're one of them                 :D  :D

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f151/cubone360/signs_of_satan.jpg)



bush is a funny guy in retro spec. the dude from the beatles has the street cred being that the beatles are the great grandfathers of heavy metal. clintons an idiot. and is that like lisa manelly and some french guy or something? they were probably just confused. Im all heavy metal here. plus it was my 21st b-day and i got my desert after a few margaritas. LOL
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sneauxball on April 05, 2009, 12:28:58 PM
Im all heavy metal here.

that's what i was banking on....i just couldn't resist the silliness.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on April 06, 2009, 12:11:45 AM
i have to say that it is funny. i see you changed ur pic again? why the change of heart?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sneauxball on April 06, 2009, 08:18:29 AM
i didn't!  it was one i had up there, and it keeps changing back to it.  no matter how many times i try and put back up the "Gustav head lamp" pic (a gift from my dad so i could change diapers in the dark), "they" change it back to this pic of my daughter in the broccoli patch.  I just gave up.    it's a conspiracy!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on April 06, 2009, 08:36:24 AM
that's weird. you're daughter is precious though.  maybe they just like her in the broccoli patch? and the Gustav head lamp is pretty beast. i thought you were a coal miner.  ;D
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: theaccidentalsurvivor on April 06, 2009, 12:56:35 PM
that's weird. you're daughter is precious though.  maybe they just like her in the broccoli patch? and the Gustav head lamp is pretty beast. i thought you were a coal miner.  ;D

Hahaha.... I saw her in that lamp and thought, "Spelunking, thats some hardcore survival training!"
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Harold J. Forbes on April 07, 2009, 09:50:26 PM
the free state of Livingston parish, born and raised.   i spent a number of years living in Baton Rouge, Hammond and Birmingham, AL and now i'm back with a vengeance!    8)

LOL! I'm originally from Louisiana and grew up in Denham Springs. Graduated from LSU in 2001 and been out here in Houston ever since. I miss home, but unfortunately no decent jobs in my field in Louisiana.  :(

As for the Cajun question, I'm technically 1/4 Cajun.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sneauxball on April 07, 2009, 10:36:43 PM
Hahaha.... I saw her in that lamp and thought, "Spelunking, thats some hardcore survival training!"

nope, just diapers.  although that would be cool...wish we had caves down here.


LOL! I'm originally from Louisiana and grew up in Denham Springs.


(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/89/l_3dc090575961c6e13ca88ba42f592693.jpg)

awesome, an LPian.  8)  I went to live oak and graduated from SLU in '04.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on May 02, 2009, 11:28:33 AM
alright guys it's been almost a whole month and i don't want this thread dying. so how is everyone? anyone got any news? any announcements? i'm making bread......what about ya'll's gardens? i just want to make LA preppers able to be friends and be there if anyone of us needs some support or help. hell if anyone needs a truck or an extra pair of hands i'm here for ya'll! :)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BikerKat on May 02, 2009, 08:32:53 PM
Well I have been busy with my daughter's wedding - now it is over I can get on with other things.  I have to find a new job - lost mine because of the economy.  I was in media, working for a television station running cameras, doing production and promotion. 
I need to start focusing on my preps again.  I have faithfully been listening to the show everyday.  Keep hearing different things about the next hurricane season.  I hope we don't have to leave again! 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on May 03, 2009, 02:31:29 PM
wow congratulations! im happy about your daughter. sorry about your job. my faince is getting her degree in Mass Communicaitons so that worries me that that business is laying people off. i hope that you find a good job soon.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: dhallftworth on May 20, 2009, 05:14:44 PM
Just wanted to say howdy neighbors...
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on May 20, 2009, 06:09:02 PM
was up man? saw that you are going to be getting a lot of veggies and you said you might be getting too much? where you live? you need some help? what's the news?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: dhallftworth on May 21, 2009, 07:09:40 AM
Yea there's going to be a lot coming up.  live in Fort Worth. Don't need any help really...
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on May 21, 2009, 07:55:48 AM
gotcha. you're no where near me. LOL. i'm in deep south Louisiana. cajun country if you will
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BikerKat on May 28, 2009, 09:03:05 PM
Howdy!  How's the prepping going?  Everyday the news is talking about Hurricane season is starting June 1st
and we could have 1 - 3 big storms.
It seems like there is always more to do - I am never completely ready in case we have to evacuate. 
Hey I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on picture albums.  I have 33 years worth and just can't
stand to leave them behind, but is just too much to bring.  I started scanning some and putting them on dvd's but
it is very time consuming. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on June 01, 2009, 03:29:15 PM
Born and raised in North Texas, but now living in Bossier City and flourishing where I was planted.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on June 01, 2009, 06:35:36 PM
Howdy!  How's the prepping going?  Everyday the news is talking about Hurricane season is starting June 1st
and we could have 1 - 3 big storms.
It seems like there is always more to do - I am never completely ready in case we have to evacuate. 
Hey I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on picture albums.  I have 33 years worth and just can't
stand to leave them behind, but is just too much to bring.  I started scanning some and putting them on dvd's but
it is very time consuming. 

Prepping is actually expanding. Room mate moved out so we have another closet for the food storage. Ready to evacuate 4 different areas with 3 paths to each. Pics........i only see scaning them. maybe you could get a company to do it.....not sure. Its hot today. i don't doubt that we'll have 3 main storms. Just gotta wait and see. Stay alert everyone.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on June 01, 2009, 06:36:27 PM
Born and raised in North Texas, but now living in Bossier City and flourishing where I was planted.

Welcome! Where's Bossier City? not on map quest.......Welcome none the less!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BikerKat on June 01, 2009, 09:32:18 PM
Bossier is next to Shreveport, LA. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: dhallftworth on June 02, 2009, 06:35:45 AM
Welcome! Where's Bossier City? not on map quest.......Welcome none the less!
Even this TX boy knows where that is....  ;D
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on June 02, 2009, 07:05:23 AM
yeah but that's WAY closer to you than me....remember i'm down in Cajun country. deep south. i'm going to grand isle to swim/fish. :)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sneauxball on June 02, 2009, 08:37:42 AM
yeah but that's WAY closer to you than me....remember i'm down in Cajun country. deep south. i'm going to grand isle to swim/fish. :)

north louisiana?  don't you mean arkansas?   :D

picture albums always go in that bag i pack when one is coming my way.  i do have most of them on discs that stay in my fireproof safe though.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BikerKat on June 02, 2009, 01:51:53 PM
Almost to Arkansas! ;D
I have way too many albums to put in a backpack.  I have a couple of large plastic containers which takes too much space in the vehicle.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sneauxball on June 02, 2009, 06:07:44 PM
Almost to Arkansas! ;D
I have way too many albums to put in a backpack.  I have a couple of large plastic containers which takes too much space in the vehicle.

whoa.  i thought i had a lot.  i think i'd take measures to make sure they were super duper water proofed.  maybe vaccum sealed inside those plastic containers...with your contact info inside.  i don't know that you have any other option other than also backing them up on discs.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: DeBrew on June 09, 2009, 10:18:08 PM
Born in the Red Stick many moons ago.  I have lived in Denham Springs, Anacoco, New Iberia, Baton Rouge, Loreauville, Lafayette and currently Watson.  In the process of relocating to the Houston Area though.

My Cajun blood line is there, but thin; however, since I graduated from USL, I am officially a Ragin Cajun.  ;D

S/F,

Dennis
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on June 10, 2009, 07:58:10 AM
I'm in Bossier.  If any preppers want some fresh veggies, I have Summer Squash coming out of my ears.  I only have three plants, but they're putting out 3-7 squash per day.  Soon I hope to have some tomatoes coming and potatoes.  All plants are Heirloom, so you can harvest the seeds and plant them next year. 

PM me if you want some.

(PS - Shreveport/Bossier is East Texas, not South Arkansas)


Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on June 10, 2009, 10:20:14 AM
welcome! man is there no one south of New Orleans in our community? im so lonely.........
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on June 10, 2009, 10:49:49 AM
There's a reason there's no one south of N.O..  They bugged out 4 years ago and never came back!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on June 10, 2009, 12:56:59 PM
oh snap! it doesn't flood here though :) because everyone thinks it does the property is dirt cheap. and plus grand isle is fixed up so the beach is really nice to go to.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on June 10, 2009, 01:05:12 PM
What do you do for a job?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on June 10, 2009, 01:11:05 PM
i've just left college. now i'm in the process of becoming an electrician's apprentice. every year there will be plenty of work in the NO area. it's a good career i can raise a family on.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Harold J. Forbes on June 18, 2009, 01:10:03 PM
Born in the Red Stick many moons ago.  I have lived in Denham Springs, Anacoco, New Iberia, Baton Rouge, Loreauville, Lafayette and currently Watson.  In the process of relocating to the Houston Area though.

It's amazing how many of us there are that have made the move from Louisiana to Houston. I grew up in Denham Springs and moved to Houston after graduating from LSU because I couldn't find a job in Louisiana. We have so many LSU alums here they even created a North Houston LSU Alumni chapter, and before they did the original Houston chapter was second only to BTR, and closing in rapidly.

Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on June 18, 2009, 02:09:17 PM
Actually, my wife and I made the move from Houston to Louisiana.  We lived in SW suburb of Houston and hated it.  We love our nook in NW LA.  Houston's too big, but easier to find a job.  You just can't get out to enjoy the outdoors as easily as LA.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on June 19, 2009, 10:56:45 AM
im hoping that the state gets some more jobs in LA. that's the problem. all the college students leave. we need all the smart workers to stay in the state. DON'T LEAVE ME!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: DeepSea1985 on June 23, 2009, 10:49:45 PM
Louisiana.......I Love it and Hate at the same time. I lived in Metairie, Baton Rouge and Covington for 34 years.......Love the people, and the food.....Hate the political cesspool that is embedded at the local, regional and state levels........Bobby Jindal is finally a breath of fresh air....But he's has decades of crap to overcome....   
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on June 24, 2009, 10:23:21 AM
i like how Bobby didn't overstep his boundaries and dip into the "rainy day fund". he let the state congress do their job and pass a bill to use a portion of it to help out state healthcare and higher education. that and not raising taxes is what i like that about him.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on June 30, 2009, 11:06:38 AM
I like that LA has an enormous gun culture.  I think I see more pink browning stickers on girls cars than anything else.

Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on June 30, 2009, 11:10:01 AM
we are the "Sportsman's Paradise".
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Harold J. Forbes on July 02, 2009, 11:34:28 AM
Actually, my wife and I made the move from Houston to Louisiana.  We lived in SW suburb of Houston and hated it.  We love our nook in NW LA.  Houston's too big, but easier to find a job.  You just can't get out to enjoy the outdoors as easily as LA.

I never said I liked being in Houston. Yes I moved here by choice, but in my view it is a total craphole. It is just a big trashy city filled with "gentlemen's clubs" and unsightly strip malls on every corner. It is summed up pretty well by a bumper sticker I saw on the freeway last week that said "Keep Houston Ugly". Ultimately I am only here for the money, and at which point I am no longer dependent on an outside employment income I'm taking my happy butt back to Louisiana.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: m3lvin on July 20, 2009, 07:51:09 AM
Greetings Guys,

I saw the thread and figured that I'd respond to this roll call.  I'm a New Orleanian currently living in Thailand and due back some time in October.  I've definitely been giving some thought on trying to get myself into some kind of more sustainable lifestyle and would love some local input.  Jack's got me thinking about this whole permaculture thing and I plan on visiting some farms out here in SE Asia.  I'll start a separate topic regarding that.  Anyways, that's my shout out to my fellow Louisianians.  Can't wait to have a good old cochon de lait when I get back. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on July 20, 2009, 09:13:10 AM
HEY! glad to have you in the community! we're few but a good group of guys/gals here.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: m3lvin on July 21, 2009, 02:39:19 AM
Right on, I'd expect nothing less from a good Cajun crew.  I'll be getting back into the US around early to mid October.  In the meantime  I'll be trying to get some of my friends on board with Modern Survivalism.  We'll see what happens.  Good to meet you guys and good luck with all of your projects. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on July 21, 2009, 02:28:28 PM
same to you
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: LadyGator on August 06, 2009, 05:31:48 PM
Newbie here.  Taking a while for me to learn this sight.  One other thing, am not computer literate.  Still get around though just takes me a little longer.  I just stumbled upon this sight and couldn't believe my eyes when I read there were others on here from my neck of the woods. 

I live in Chauvin, how much further South can you get.  I'm about twenty-five miles from the Gulf. 

Yes, I am a prepper, thought I was the only one in Louisiana, surely can't get my family onboard.  They think I'm ready for my rocking chair.  LOL  Although I do lock rocking on my porches. 

See I have a lot of catch-up reading to do.  Am a member of another group and learned a wealth of information from them.  I'm sure wherever I go I will learn some more. 

Get in touch, I love to chat.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on August 07, 2009, 01:27:54 PM
welcome LadyGator! i'm in Thibodaux myself. glad to add another prepper to LA's list :)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: LadyGator on August 07, 2009, 02:09:50 PM
Thanks for the welcome.  Didn't think there were any other wqrm bodies on here.  Was getting ready to move on. LOL 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on August 07, 2009, 02:29:01 PM
i was with out my laptop for a quick second.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: LadyGator on August 07, 2009, 02:32:09 PM
Have my t.v. on and for the last thirty-five minutes they showed testing for the emergency broadcast system six times so far.  I find that very strange.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sneauxball on August 13, 2009, 09:00:37 PM
currently Watson. 


well, hello neighbor... unless you've already moved to Houston.


How's everyone been doing?  i've been away from the forums for a bit, but i've still been keeping up with jack and his work.

Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: m3lvin on August 16, 2009, 03:17:53 AM
Whew!  Been a while since I was able to get back to the forum and collect my thoughts.  As it stands, I'll be heading back to New Orleans in early October.  Then its time to find a job and get myself on some kind of career track that is WAY different from what I've been doing.  Hats off to those who can find fulfillment teaching English in Southeast Asia, but it ain't me!  I think I might have to get my ass back in school and major in something that qualifies as 'non-grasshopperism.'  No time like the present, and it feels damn good to think about.  Hope all you guys are well and hopefully I can get some new recruits once I get back.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on August 20, 2009, 05:57:27 PM
well, hello neighbor... unless you've already moved to Houston.


How's everyone been doing?  i've been away from the forums for a bit, but i've still been keeping up with jack and his work.



welcome back sneauxball! missed ya! i've been working a lot! i'm apprenticing to be an electrician. i'm currently working for Frieshhertz Electrical. we're building the Coast Guard base on Michoud in New Orleans East, right next to NASA.7-3:20. in bed by 9pm.....really tired :) i have like 10 podcasts to listen to
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sarahluker on August 20, 2009, 07:25:10 PM
Hey,
I'm a Texan by birth and love it.  In the Bay Area of Houston.  I was born in Beaumont which might as well be in Louisiana.  When I was 12 we moved to Shreveport, then at 14 to New Mexico, then back to Leesville when I was in the 10th grade.  Then to Lufkin at 18, then to Shreveport again at 20, and on and on.  My dad was a preacher so we moved every few years.  Don't recommend the life!  The one thing it did though was give us a great time in LA.  Loved it!  My older brother went to NLU then to Shreveport to work for the paper.  Then he went to DC to work for Russell Long as Press Secretary.  Worked for Breaux until the senator retired, then went to work for the Lady Gov. as communications director.  Boy was that a mess.  He was there during Katrina and was pretty disgusted with the whole thing.  He finally got away from politics and is a professor at LSU.  He's happy now. He's on the socialist side of life and would think I was crazy for prepping.  Sad.
Anyway, even if I'm a Texan I feel like a half-sister Cajun!

Geaux Tigers!!!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on August 23, 2009, 06:46:59 AM
Welcome Sarahl! we'll take you! LOL. as for the father, don't feel bad. he'll come around and if he doesn't you know you'll be ready. :)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: tywebb on August 27, 2009, 08:39:41 PM
Hello from Covington,  LA on this almost anniversary of Katrina.  Allow me to copy this post from my Front Porch post - I am about to crash hard.

Been listening to the podcast for about 2 months and put many away on my 3 hours of travel each day.  The trips go by quickly as I am glued to it and others- mainly on the the Gun Rights Radio Network- Practical Defense (Alex Haddox), Proarms (Massad Ayoob ) and Handgun Podcast (Eric Shelton).  I applied for my CC permit 2 months ago and it will probably be a while as LA and other states have had a huge influx of permit apps. I continue to train with an instructor with my Glock 23 and try to learn as much as I can about the responsibility and legality of carry and lethal force.  I think we have a huge responsibility so we can be safe and also so we can teach others about our gun rights.  My wife has been surprisingly cool about the 2 handguns and shotgun; of course I gave her some time and told her the her blessing was important.  Last Saturday she took a CC permit class along with my Mom and a few other females.  Power of persuasion.

I am an Eagle Scout and always like to be prepared...although that I have been a sheep for a while with regards to real SHTF scenarios.  Growing up in New Orleans, I guess I was lucky to survive unscathed after going to many bars in not so great neighborhoods...and drinking.  I am now more aware than ever and make sure my wife is also.  The Practical Defense podcast is great for that.

I survived Hurricane Katrina when we evac'ed, but my house was not so lucky.  In fact 4 years from this moment (Aug 27th) we had already left. K hit on Aug 29th.  That bug out was a wake up call- when ran out of gas in Jackson, MS and also felt like a target since everyone evac'ing had their prized material valuables- any jerk with a gun could hurt us and made bank.  Now I have said gun and always extra fuel on hand, among other supplies.

I have few cool projects I am working on- a chicken tractor to house 3 hens that I will get in 10 days (eggs).  I am composting and eventually want to see if I can survive without trash pick up by recycling, reusing, composting, burning (all cool in my area) and the parish dump for other stuff. We'll see.   I will harvest rain soon for watering and eventually emergency drinking water back up.  Lastly, I want to start square foot gardening.  I limit TV, so I find time to do these things- trying to get my family involved too.

I know I will learn a great deal on this forum and hope I can give back also.  If you are still reading this long post- Thanks!

Good to meet you all.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on August 30, 2009, 08:10:17 AM
Welcome buddy! Glad to have another Louisianan on the forum!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Wonovan on August 30, 2009, 05:10:11 PM
Hey, I've been listening to Jack for about 2 months now, and have already attempted to get 1 of my co-workers, my father in law, and 1 of my brother-in-laws to start listening. My wife and I are really starting to think through what we would do when (not if) it's TEOTWAWKI.

Anyone know of a good property within 1.5 hours of Baton Rouge were we could setup our BOL and more than likely move there within the next year?

I'm definitely new to the prepper mindset, but I'm ready to dive in.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sneauxball on September 03, 2009, 02:17:25 PM
welcome back sneauxball! missed ya! i've been working a lot! i'm apprenticing to be an electrician. i'm currently working for Frieshhertz Electrical. we're building the Coast Guard base on Michoud in New Orleans East, right next to NASA.7-3:20. in bed by 9pm.....really tired :) i have like 10 podcasts to listen to

wow, you sound busy.  i've picked up a lot more work load since my partner took a break to have a baby.  i've missed the forum bunches.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sneauxball on September 03, 2009, 02:20:57 PM


Anyone know of a good property within 1.5 hours of Baton Rouge were we could setup our BOL and more than likely move there within the next year?

you should try some of the cheaper parishes, where people don't pay to put their kids in the school system.  St. Helena comes to mind, there is some pretty land in that parish and the prices are cheaper than surrounding parishes.  Retired gravel pits make great lakes!  Also, just across the line in Mississippi the land is beautiful and seems to be a lot cheaper.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Laiph on September 03, 2009, 07:10:43 PM
Hi neighbors - Thanks LouisianaSurvivor for pointing me to this thread.  I'm in Monroe but like I said on front porch ended up here from NOLA after Katrina.  We lived in Lakeview - after losing our house, possessions & jobs we just couldn't go through that again.  I'm originally from Oklahoma but my husband had never lived outside of NOLA so it's been a long adjustment.  It's pretty nice here though.  I'm planning on starting square foot gardening this fall also.  We're going to build a couple of raised beds and get the soil started for spring.  I put a few plants out this year in the corners of some flower beds - tomatoes & cucumbers. And a pot of strawberries.  So far, sadly, I do not have a green thumb.  I'm hoping that gets better with practice!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on September 04, 2009, 09:20:48 PM
welcome Laiph! glad ur here. yeah Sneauxball.....i work a lot and it's been crazy to get used to. i'll be like this till i'm 65 or the SHTF. either one's fine. i make good money. but i'm still getting adjusted to the new schedule. glad that we're getting more preppers in the area. i'm looking at the Pearl River area myself. probably gonna buy a house with my then wife in 2-3 years. her family is there so it would be convenient once da babies start popping.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Laiph on September 07, 2009, 08:37:56 AM
Happy Labor Day everyone - I've gotta head into work and labor, but hope ya'll have the day off!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on September 16, 2009, 02:19:26 PM
So I'm looking to get into minimalist camping, but not so sure I wanna jump into the woods with both feet by myself.  Anyone in NW LA wanna join me?  I still need to practice my skills, but I'm looking at either Kisatche or Bodcau.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BikerKat on September 18, 2009, 11:59:59 AM
Hey Louisiana Survivor - new picture - I like it!!! That tells you I have been away from the forum for awhile.  Still listened to Jack everyday tho.  Ah it feels good to be back home!  Looks like we have a lot of new people - welcome everyone!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on September 20, 2009, 12:57:18 PM
hey bikerKat! i can only get on the forum once a week mostly too. yeah that's me and my fiance down on bourbon st over labor day weekend. we forgot it was decadence fest LOL but we still had fun.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on October 02, 2009, 11:01:14 AM
Did yall read about the State complaining that there are 10,000 too many 4 year degree holders in the state?  You'd think this would be a good problem to have, but instead they seem hell-bent on discouraging people from getting 4 year degrees and getting 2 year degrees instead. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: cajunkraut on October 02, 2009, 01:17:27 PM
I don't know how I missed this thread for so long.  ???

Anyway, I grew up in Slidell (Northshore High), lived in Los Angeles for 4 years, and then Brandon, MS for 6 years and counting. Been listening to Jack's podcast for about a year now - he inspired me to start my garden last fall.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on October 03, 2009, 07:04:01 AM
Did yall read about the State complaining that there are 10,000 too many 4 year degree holders in the state?  You'd think this would be a good problem to have, but instead they seem hell-bent on discouraging people from getting 4 year degrees and getting 2 year degrees instead. 

i can understand where the state is coming from. too many bosses makes no work. i guess they want more mid level workers. in order to get a good economy you'll have to have a fine balance between non-educated workers, educated workers, and educated managers.

I don't know how I missed this thread for so long.  ???

Anyway, I grew up in Slidell (Northshore High), lived in Los Angeles for 4 years, and then Brandon, MS for 6 years and counting. Been listening to Jack's podcast for about a year now - he inspired me to start my garden last fall.

i've seen you on the forum for a while cajunkraut and wondered if you'd ever come. WELCOME! Northshore High!? I was a Slidell High man myself (2006). >:( LOL


did anyone hear the  news that St. James Parish has a Steel Mill possibly coming to the area? if they come the plant will sit on 4000 acres, employ 500 people and the average yearly salary will be 75,000. the company will either come to Louisiana or another country. i hope they come to Louisiana.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: cajunkraut on October 03, 2009, 07:18:15 AM
i've seen you on the forum for a while cajunkraut and wondered if you'd ever come. WELCOME! Northshore High!? I was a Slidell High man myself (2006). >:( LOL

did anyone hear the  news that St. James Parish has a Steel Mill possibly coming to the area? if they come the plant will sit on 4000 acres, employ 500 people and the average yearly salary will be 75,000. the company will either come to Louisiana or another country. i hope they come to Louisiana.

Don't worry, we never sat across from each other at any games - class of '95  :D

Who's opening a steel mill? I wonder if they'll need to hire any software engineers to run their process control system...
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on October 03, 2009, 07:26:25 AM
Don't worry, we never sat across from each other at any games - class of '95  :D

Who's opening a steel mill? I wonder if they'll need to hire any software engineers to run their process control system...

Nucor. they've bought 90% of the land needed but are still looking at Brazil also

here's a link to a Baton Rouge Local News Report:
http://www.wbrz.com/news/nucor-buys-more-land-for-proposed-steel-mill/ (http://www.wbrz.com/news/nucor-buys-more-land-for-proposed-steel-mill/)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sarahluker on October 03, 2009, 09:36:40 AM
Doesn't LA have a program that pays for the college education of students with great grades?  I thought my brother told me that a few years ago.  If so, maybe they think it would be cheaper for the state to pay for 2 years instead of 4.  Just a guess.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on October 03, 2009, 02:26:04 PM
yes it's called TOPS and it pays for up to 4 years of any in state tuition at a percent. it's going broke even though the trust shouldn't be because of inflation and such.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: cajunkraut on October 04, 2009, 01:47:58 PM
yes it's called TOPS and it pays for up to 4 years of any in state tuition at a percent. it's going broke even though the trust shouldn't be because of inflation and such.

Waitaminute!! The state subsidizes college degrees (above and beyond the tax money that goes into running state colleges) and then acts surprised when it ends up with too many people than the economy needs having college degrees? Brilliant.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Hotpie on October 05, 2009, 02:00:13 PM
Hay there, I`m from the free state of  Avoyelles, just found this site, have`t heard any podcasts yet but I will. If my connection is fast enuff.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on October 05, 2009, 08:42:09 PM
welcome hotpie! great to have yet another Louisianian! you're going to love Jack's podcasts! changed my life. if you need examples on how these podcasts can change your life for the better i recommend the one year anniversary show. not jack talking. a lot of the listeners telling how they have made their lives for the better. (i'm on it as well!) :) LOL again welcome!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Harold J. Forbes on October 15, 2009, 03:25:31 PM
Waitaminute!! The state subsidizes college degrees (above and beyond the tax money that goes into running state colleges) and then acts surprised when it ends up with too many people than the economy needs having college degrees? Brilliant.

LOL! Do you seriously expect anything logical to come out of state government?

I honestly really like the TOPS program (although I think the qualifications are way too lax), but the problem Louisiana has isn't that there are too many college grads but too few significant employers to put them to work. Louisiana needs those businesses and their employees to maintain and grow the tax base, but has largely been ineffective in getting those businesses into the state. Without the employment side of the equation, all Louisiana is doing is educating a significant portion of the future Texas workforce and adding to their tax base. It has happened that way for so many of my friends (and myself, although I was on a scholarship other than TOPS) since TOPS was created: Louisiana student graduates high school, Louisiana student attends college in Louisiana and the state pays for it, student graduates and takes a job in Texas because their aren't any suitable jobs in Louisiana. I tried to find a job in Louisiana after graduating and couldn't, and even as an experienced professional several years later still could find anything. I love Louisiana, but I'm not satisfied working in a job with no future and the salary of a WalMart greeter, so I had to leave.   
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: LAParatrooper on October 19, 2009, 01:04:31 PM
This is my first post on any forum, so I'm not sure if this will even work. 

Just wanted to say howdy to you all.  My happy homestead (patio house) is in the great city of Lake Charles.  I wasn't born or raised in Louisiana (married me a Southern Bell) but, it is definitely my kind of place. 

HOWDY FOLKS!!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Wonovan on October 19, 2009, 09:07:25 PM
Welcome!

I've got a slightly similar story. I lived here for about 9 years during my younger years and then moved away. Came back for my bride and stayed here in Baton Rouge.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sneauxball on November 21, 2009, 10:04:07 PM
welcome Laiph! glad ur here. yeah Sneauxball.....i work a lot and it's been crazy to get used to. i'll be like this till i'm 65 or the SHTF. either one's fine. i make good money. but i'm still getting adjusted to the new schedule. glad that we're getting more preppers in the area. i'm looking at the Pearl River area myself. probably gonna buy a house with my then wife in 2-3 years. her family is there so it would be convenient once da babies start popping.

Pearl River eh?  watch out for those Bogalusa folk, they're nuts  ;D  I have some family that have a place on the Pearl river....it's beautiful and full of gators.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on November 22, 2009, 02:27:06 PM
As far as I'm concerned, anyone south of Alexandria has gills and webbed feet.  When are you swamp critters gonna make the evolutionary jump and move up the the good sense NW part of the State?  It gets lonely up here.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sneauxball on November 23, 2009, 08:25:58 AM
As far as I'm concerned, anyone south of Alexandria has gills and webbed feet.  When are you swamp critters gonna make the evolutionary jump and move up the the good sense NW part of the State?  It gets lonely up here.

why would i want to move to mississippi?  ;)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on November 23, 2009, 08:33:54 AM
why would i want to move to mississippi?  ;)

Oops, I forgot.  You bayou critters are bad with directions.  Just look at the map, follow the green line left (that's the hand that makes an "L" shape when you stick your thumbs out).  Then follow the green line up. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sneauxball on November 23, 2009, 08:44:56 AM
Oops, I forgot.  You bayou critters are bad with directions.  Just look at the map, follow the green line left (that's the hand that makes an "L" shape when you stick your thumbs out).  Then follow the green line up. 

ouch.  you know, there's a reason it gets lonley up there.  the party is always down here...
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on November 23, 2009, 08:54:09 AM
ouch.  you know, there's a reason it gets lonley up there.  the party is always down here...

The party is down there.  It does get lonely up here.  You guys down south just like a challenge when it comes to prepping.  Bugging out is a contact sport in your part of the world. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sneauxball on November 23, 2009, 09:13:45 AM
The party is down there.  It does get lonely up here.  You guys down south just like a challenge when it comes to prepping.  Bugging out is a contact sport in your part of the world. 

yes, it takes a "special" person to see a hurricane on the radar dead set towards your house and think "quick, let us gather & drink!"
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on November 23, 2009, 09:16:57 AM
We need to have another hurricane down there so I have a chance to finally meet some TSPers in person. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on November 29, 2009, 05:31:27 PM
well.....i've been thinking we're due for one soon. just when all 10 of us come knocking on your door just be ready! LOL don't worry we'll be bringing our preps!

WORK has been crazy. i've been moved over to the NASA job on Michoud in New Orleans East. i worked thursday friday (double time!) and saturday (time and a half!) so me and alyssa are pretty stoked about that. we pulled out 24 individual 60 foot 750,000 volt cable. it was fun! i'm dropping the weight like crazy :)

glad to see the members of Louisiana growing! very exciting stuff!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on November 30, 2009, 07:34:57 AM
well.....i've been thinking we're due for one soon. just when all 10 of us come knocking on your door just be ready! LOL don't worry we'll be bringing our preps!

I was gonna ask, "What are you gonna bring with you"? 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on November 30, 2009, 10:43:17 PM
I've got to say that i really do like the group of peeps in this thread. we may be few but in my opinion, us Louisianian's are a rough hardened group of preppers by nature, and we are extremely generous by nature. You gotta love this state.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on December 01, 2009, 06:31:49 AM
My brother and I spent a few hours in a deer blind somewhere in the woods in DeSoto Parish on Sunday evening.  The blind was a tower in the middle of a right of way and the sky was beautiful.  The temperature was a mild 60 degrees and the gentle breeze carried whiffs of pine and sage. 

Every time I g out into the woods in Louisiana, I am reminded why I love living here and will probably never leave.  The mosquitoes are bad, but nothing a Thermacell can't cure.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sarahluker on December 01, 2009, 08:50:39 AM
Here in Houston we fight mosquitos too.  The thermocell really works?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on December 01, 2009, 08:52:31 AM
It really works. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sarahluker on December 01, 2009, 08:53:14 AM
Yahoo! Thanks.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on December 09, 2009, 09:19:27 PM
so how is everyone doing? any good stories about that crazy rain we just had?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: cajunkraut on December 10, 2009, 07:04:41 AM
so how is everyone doing? any good stories about that crazy rain we just had?

Don't know about the rain, but driving through snow flurries on Friday in Kentwood was pretty surreal. I woke up Saturday in Brookhaven, MS to two inches of beautiful powdery snow on the ground.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on December 10, 2009, 07:13:31 AM
Don't know about the rain, but driving through snow flurries on Friday in Kentwood was pretty surreal. I woke up Saturday in Brookhaven, MS to two inches of beautiful powdery snow on the ground.

That must have been some crazy snow flurries if you were in Kentwood and woke up in Brookhaven, MS. ;D

Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on December 11, 2009, 08:26:07 PM
yeah it's been pretty cold this week! i've been working outside in a ditch laying down 5 inch pvc pipe all week. it felt like it would snow if it would just have rained some this morning LOL
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on December 16, 2009, 11:48:44 PM
Hello my fellow southerners. I just wanted to say high over here as well. I pretty much grew up in Baton Rouge, I am now just a bit east of town.  It's nice to be able to see people on here that are close and like minded.  I have picked up most my knowledge from Scouting as a kid. 

The funny part is I think I knew someone on here fairly well a few years back.  Small world. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on December 17, 2009, 08:13:49 PM
WELCOME BLUEEYEDEVIL! I'm stoked we have another LA resident on the forum! YAY!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Wonovan on December 18, 2009, 06:04:14 AM
Excellent! Welcome to the forum!

Blueeyedevil and I were in scouts together back in the day. If I knew then what I know now I could have paid a whole lot more attention to the fact that I was learning skills which could save my and my family's lives someday.

Ha! Look at that! They have an Emergency Preparedness merit badge. http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Emergency_Preparedness (http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Emergency_Preparedness)

Now all they need is one for self sufficiency.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on December 18, 2009, 06:57:34 AM
Welcome Blueeyedevil.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on December 19, 2009, 07:50:13 AM
Excellent! Welcome to the forum!

Blueeyedevil and I were in scouts together back in the day. If I knew then what I know now I could have paid a whole lot more attention to the fact that I was learning skills which could save my and my family's lives someday.

Ha! Look at that! They have an Emergency Preparedness merit badge. http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Emergency_Preparedness (http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Emergency_Preparedness)

Now all they need is one for self sufficiency.

welcome Wonovan! I did get the emergency merit badge and wilderness survival in BSA! LOL. Come to think of it........all the merit badges run into being a responsible self sufficient human. I love BSA
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Koldsteel on January 28, 2010, 01:28:54 PM
Hello from Shreveport !! New Forum member here.

Also Eagle Scout, Class of 1987.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on January 28, 2010, 01:35:07 PM
NO WAY!!! ANOTHER SHREVEPORTER!!!  WOO HOO!!!

Ahem.  Sorry.  I'm just a little excited to not the the only NWLA TSPer. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: fndrbndr on January 28, 2010, 01:47:04 PM
Born and raised in Crowley (Acadia parish)...left for Region 7 about 9 years ago (Colorado). Still a Cajun at heart, though!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on January 28, 2010, 06:14:40 PM
So.....i gotta say it......WHO DAT SAY DAY GONNA BEAT DEM SAINTS!? WE DAT! WE DAY!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on January 29, 2010, 07:06:12 AM
So.....i gotta say it......WHO DAT SAY DAY GONNA BEAT DEM SAINTS!? WE DAT! WE DAY!

Umm...you can't say that anymore.  The NFL claims it as their intellectual property (although they're a little short in the intellectual side).  You're gonna have to get your own slogan.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on January 31, 2010, 05:25:49 PM
don't get me started with that outrageous arrogant claim. NFL has done tons for the area but this is way outta line
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on February 01, 2010, 07:12:00 AM
Sen. Vitter started a T-Shirt campaign called "Who Dat Who Say We Can't Say Who Dat?"

Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: cajunkraut on February 02, 2010, 06:29:49 AM
Is anyone going to be in New Orleans during the Superbowl? Anyone bringing some preps just in case? :)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on February 02, 2010, 06:57:06 AM
Is anyone going to be in New Orleans during the Superbowl? Anyone bringing some preps just in case? :)

Good point.  Anyone remember the Dallas Cowboy's parade back in the 1990s?  Maybe Vancouver's winning the Stanley Cup several years ago? 

Don't get stuck on stupid.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: nomifyle on February 15, 2010, 09:12:46 AM
I'm over here in SE Louisiana, about 8 miles from MS on I-10.  I just found this board.  Sounds like I'm a heck of a lot older than ya'll.  I was a girl scout for 8 years, graduated in 1965.  I've been prepping since '98. We have a small yard and have not had a successful garden, but I'll give it another try this spring.  Lots of food storage though.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on February 19, 2010, 09:45:59 PM
Welcome to the board.  Make sure you are catching the podcasts as well, lots of information on there as well.  I am starting my garden for the 1st time this year, I am hoping to have some luck with it. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Sheepdog on February 24, 2010, 08:10:14 AM
Monroe, La area reporting in.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on February 24, 2010, 01:33:17 PM
Welcome
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on February 24, 2010, 02:15:37 PM
Iam have been listening to Jack for a awhile now and didnot know there were any good folks from Louisiana. I live in SE Louisiana and trying to start to get he hang of this forum stuff. I am new to gardening. Trying to get a square foot garden started this spring and saw on the weather channel the low is 30 degrees for tonight. I have been out covering my beds. I don't want to chance losing all my sweat equity. Just wanted to saw hello to all fellow cajuns. :)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Koldsteel on February 25, 2010, 07:00:56 AM
I know what you mean, the weather has been wild. I don't think this "global warming" is suiting me. I'm trying to get my preps advanced and learn/try permaculture techniques in my gardening this year. Welcome to the forum Conservative01.

Kold
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on February 27, 2010, 03:38:41 PM
I have been out covering my beds. I don't want to chance losing all my sweat equity.

Yea I have not started planting mine yet, I am new to gardening too.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on February 28, 2010, 09:44:45 PM
Well..... I uncovered my beds yesterday and found my mamoth sunflowers sprouts freeze dried. Although not a toal loss I just learned that I should not tempt nature and stick to the mid march planting dates that everyone else in the ponchatoula area uses. You live and you learn. FYI don't waste your money on the frost blankets that lowes sells the materail is the same stuff that ground cover is made of but way cheaper in the roll.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: LvsChant on March 02, 2010, 01:16:05 PM
conservative 01... excellent suggestion. I did buy the green frost blankets last fall from Lowe's and I do believe you are right about the materials being very similar. I'll do that next time!

BTW, no longer in Louisiana, but lived in Belle Chasse and then Bossier City before moving to DFW about 1 1/2 yrs ago.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on March 02, 2010, 01:22:14 PM
I planted a whole bunch of seeds in shoe boxes in one of the bedrooms.  It gets good morning sun, and so far they're sprouting very nicely. 

I'm not really inclined to try and cover plants during the winter.  I tried some this year, but it rained so dang much that it was a real pain trying to cover everything. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on March 11, 2010, 01:38:40 PM
hey guys i'm back! I've been working at Tulane a lot. i'm sick today so i can get on the forum and catch up on my podcast listening. it's great that we have more peeps on the forum. welcome!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on March 16, 2010, 01:12:54 AM
For those who missed the chatter in the other parts of the forums the, Appleseed Project (http://appleseedinfo.org/ (http://appleseedinfo.org/)) is puttin on a shoot on April  17-18th and June  5-6th

http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=10607.0 (http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=10607.0) this is a link to their forum posting about Sherburn's shoot
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BikerKat on March 23, 2010, 10:27:37 PM
Hi y'all - I have been away for awhile.  Still have been listening to Jack.  I have not been on the forum for quite awhile.  Wow we have grown!!!
After a little over a year I finally got a job!!!!  This is my second day and I love it!  The preps that I had put aside came in handy - it helped with the grocery bill. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: LvsChant on March 28, 2010, 04:14:05 PM
Congratulations on the new job, bikerkat! Really glad to hear that it is going well and that the preps helped...
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Jeremy318 on April 09, 2010, 10:23:18 PM
Hey everyone!  I am in the Shreveport area (the part southern LA considers Texas, haha) .  Been listening to Jack for a few months.  Found TSP around Episode 291 when Jack interview Dave Canterbury.  Have been prepping since January 2010.  Many projects going around the house including gardening and researching many other topics.  Since Jack is away working and not posting shows I found time to play around here.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on April 09, 2010, 10:49:31 PM
welcome aboard, lots of good info here
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on April 11, 2010, 11:09:28 PM
Hey everyone!  I am in the Shreveport area (the part southern LA considers Texas, haha) .  Been listening to Jack for a few months.  Found TSP around Episode 291 when Jack interview Dave Canterbury.  Have been prepping since January 2010.  Many projects going around the house including gardening and researching many other topics.  Since Jack is away working and not posting shows I found time to play around here.

Welcome to TSPForums Jeremy318 of East Texas.  We may have enough of us to necessitate a NWLA TSP gathering.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Swampwood on April 14, 2010, 10:07:17 PM
Hi all.. Krotz Springs checking in.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BatonRouge Bill on June 03, 2010, 05:36:13 PM
Hey guys BRB checking in. I've been living in Gonzales for the last 17 years originally from Delacroix area in St Bernard parish. I didn't give survival a thought until Katrina. Katrina showed my family what it's like when TSHTF!  I may start a thread about that ordeal from my family's perspective sometime later, but anyway just another web footed coonarse checking in!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BatonRouge Bill on June 07, 2010, 08:53:45 PM
So I'm looking to get into minimalist camping, but not so sure I wanna jump into the woods with both feet by myself.  Anyone in NW LA wanna join me?  I still need to practice my skills, but I'm looking at either Kisatche or Bodcau.
Did you ever make a camping trip? I've been building my BOB but it's got more than minimal stuff in it. In fact it's a bit heavy but I should be able to eat and sleep comfortably. I was planning on camping in grand Isle and do a little floundering at night...Thanks BP :(
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sneauxball on June 16, 2010, 05:58:33 PM
heyyy Louisiana, is it hot enough for y'all?  still listening to jack, but haven't been able to get back into the forum for a length of time.  the garden's doing great, how's y'alls?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on June 16, 2010, 06:19:12 PM
Hey sneauxball.  It's wicked hot out, but I still ride with the windows down.  It's like driving through hell, but with a breeze.

Cucumbers and corn are booming.  Squash died of heat stroke. Tomatoes have blight, bell peppers are doing well.  Wife and I are canning pickles right now. 

We're 6 or 7 inches behind on rain for the year, and my rain collection system is almost empty.  We haven't had a good rain in a month, and there's none on the horizon.  I guess I could resort to watering with the faucet, but it's so darn expensive.  So is losing a garden.

All I need is rain. 

How about you sneauxball?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Swampwood on June 16, 2010, 06:23:34 PM
The garden is kickin like a happy chicken ;D but, the chickens are pantin instead of kickin.

Summer death heat is making my pool green.. again >:(
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sneauxball on June 16, 2010, 07:14:50 PM
....hell with a breeze....sounds like a song about home.

watermelon & pumpkin have recently gone nuts! so has the sugarcane.  the tomatoes are being attacked by stink bugs, but i've been able to harvest enough romas to stick in the excalibur every other day, and the others are keeping me and the family happy.  peppers are loving the heat, okra is growing too slow, squash had a late start but is doing well, and my beans are pitiful (except for the ones on the tee pee).  luffa sure is pretty though.

i worked my a$$ off this spring.  i put in an addition to a raised bed, three other beds in the "front" and planted ten 3 to 5 gallon trees w/i a week, rushing trying to beat the heat.  i think i'm still trying to recover. whew.  those 15 blueberries i harvested sure were tasty (can't wait for those suckers to grow).

OH, and my cat is INSANE.  she decapitated a juvenile rabbit and left the head as a gift for me to find with my morning coffee...


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Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on June 16, 2010, 08:01:43 PM
Beans are gone.  We had a good harvest one day, and two days later the plants were covered with this brown rust spots. 

Okra is doing fine.  Only 3 ft tall or so, but we've harvested a few already.  Last year's okra grew 10' tall. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BatonRouge Bill on June 16, 2010, 08:09:47 PM
We're 6 or 7 inches behind on rain for the year, and my rain collection system is almost empty.  We haven't had a good rain in a month, and there's none on the horizon.  I guess I could resort to watering with the faucet, but it's so darn expensive.  So is losing a garden.
All I need is rain. 
I wish I could send a little to you. It's been raining afternooners every other day here, not flooding but enough to keep the yard soft.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on June 17, 2010, 01:13:39 AM
My 2 okra plants are popping them out left and right, though they are covered in fire ants, so it makes it fun to pick.  I killed (i think drowned) one of my blueberry bushes, rassberry are just growing, no fruit.  Tomatoes are laughing at me and the eggplants are coming around 2 on bush now.  Squash is huge, and several going along with the cucumbers that want to take over. 

Anyone else doing Swiss chard?  I am not sure what to think of it, the plant is doing good, just not sure if I like it. 

Ahh who can forget the stupid centipede that will not stop growing... I need more garden coverage, less to mow that way.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BatonRouge Bill on June 17, 2010, 06:24:13 AM
  I killed (i think drowned) one of my blueberry bushes, rassberry are just growing, no fruit. 
I never could grow raspberrys, tried 3 years in a row, I don't think they can handle the wet feet. Don't think the grow below Arkansas. I set my bleu berries bushes on mounds for that same reason and had success. I also had to buy local varieties. The Northern varieties like from Gurneys and Henry's don't grow. Got mine from Old time farm supply on hwy 44 in Gonzales. They survive but if you add soil acidifier fertilizer once a year they'll do great!.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: sneauxball on June 18, 2010, 11:25:59 PM
i hate the ants on okra...

i grow swiss chard whenever i can, those bright colors put me in some sort of trance when i see them in the nurseries... have you tried looking up recepies? 

that's my goal...to run the law mower less and less every year.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on June 25, 2010, 03:47:36 PM
hey guys im back. i posted on what did you do today to prep thread so if ur wondering where i was check there so i don't multi type :)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BatonRouge Bill on June 25, 2010, 04:52:24 PM
hey guys im back. i posted on what did you do today to prep thread so if ur wondering where i was check there so i don't multi type :)
A new Chalmation, ha ha... How you like it down in da Parish??? I grew up down da road in Reggio Almost Delecroix island. Outside the levee protection lol. I still have a couple rentals down there, one in Poydras and the other in Meraux. Los Islenos country.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on June 26, 2010, 04:15:40 PM
add one more to the Chalmation Nation LOL
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on August 11, 2010, 07:22:07 PM
so yeah i just noticed on the National Hurricane Center we have another TD out there? This season's so boring i forgot to check. it's gonna be here tomorrow. sweet!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on August 12, 2010, 12:48:13 PM
Would you send some of that rain up here?  Accuweather and Weather Channel keep forecasting thunderstorms daily, but it hasn't rained here in over two weeks.  We need some relief!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on August 14, 2010, 10:20:40 AM
you can have it! i'm tired of giving my puppy a bath!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: lobosred on September 13, 2010, 06:58:02 PM
Hello everyone, from lake Charles
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BatonRouge Bill on September 13, 2010, 07:57:26 PM
Hello lobosred welcome aboard!
It's good to see team Louisiana growing!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: lobosred on September 13, 2010, 08:15:15 PM
Thanks for the welcome aboard bill
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on September 16, 2010, 01:51:16 PM
Yall know of any good trees to plant up here in NWLA?  Our house faces WNW and the brick heats up like an over in the afternoons.  We're looking for something in the 25' range, possibly something which produces fruit or nuts.  Any ideas?  (Pecan is not an option.)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BatonRouge Bill on September 17, 2010, 06:27:57 PM
Pears do well almost everywhere. It may take a little longer to get the roots down to some water being it is so much dryer where you are but once they do they are very low maintenance.
American hazelnuts only get about 20'
Plum trees grow very easy also.
Loquats grow easy but to me they are too seedy and need a pollinator.
You may get some ideas from here:
http://www.willisorchards.com/category/Fruit+Trees (http://www.willisorchards.com/category/Fruit+Trees)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: LvsChant on October 01, 2010, 05:34:57 AM
Yall know of any good trees to plant up here in NWLA?  Our house faces WNW and the brick heats up like an over in the afternoons.  We're looking for something in the 25' range, possibly something which produces fruit or nuts.  Any ideas?  (Pecan is not an option.)

I can vouch for pear trees doing well. A friend in S'Port had a beautiful pear tree that produced well every year.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on October 01, 2010, 06:41:21 AM
I have a pear tree,  but they're not eatin' pears.  I yanked a couple off the tree one day and nearly broke my teeth off trying to bite into it.  If drilled out and packed with powder, they'd make a suitable grenade for SHTF.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BatonRouge Bill on October 01, 2010, 03:37:38 PM
I have a pear tree,  but they're not eatin' pears.  I yanked a couple off the tree one day and nearly broke my teeth off trying to bite into it.  If drilled out and packed with powder, they'd make a suitable grenade for SHTF.
are they always that way or do you think it was because of the extended dry spell.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on December 09, 2010, 09:52:46 AM
Robert, LA chcking in.  Anyone have any suggetions for what kind of fuit trees do well on the northshore, when to plant ect.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on December 09, 2010, 12:56:02 PM
Robert, LA chcking in.  Anyone have any suggetions for what kind of fuit trees do well on the northshore, when to plant ect.

I don't know what the Northshore is, but Almonds are good.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: LvsChant on December 24, 2010, 09:20:28 AM
I have a pear tree,  but they're not eatin' pears.  I yanked a couple off the tree one day and nearly broke my teeth off trying to bite into it.  If drilled out and packed with powder, they'd make a suitable grenade for SHTF.

Pears don't ripen on the trees... Pick them and put them in a brown paper bag, or put in cardboard boxes... they should ripen up well... sorry for the slow response.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: LvsChant on December 24, 2010, 09:28:14 AM
You Louisiana folks might be interested in a get-together on Caddo Lake: See this thread:

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=22815.0 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=22815.0)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on January 21, 2011, 08:44:22 AM
I don't know what the Northshore is, but Almonds are good.

Northsore, refers to the North shore of lake Ponchatrain.  I was thinking more on the lines of satsuma trees.  I am worried that it might be a little too cold here.  They grow like crazy on the South sore of the lake, however they are surrounded by the warm waters of the gulf and swamps.  Also thinking about pecan trees.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: LvsChant on January 22, 2011, 02:29:39 PM
omg. Satsumas are so wonderful. Before Katrina we lived in Belle Chasse... loved those satsumas from Becnels. I still get some sent to me by friends down there sometimes during satsuma season. Perhaps by putting them near a rock wall or brick wall of your house and babying them, you'd be able to grow them up there. I'm thinking it would be worth a try.

It seems to me that Becnel's used to sell citrus trees at the fruit stand down in Belle Chasse every year.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Swampwood on January 22, 2011, 04:53:48 PM
I grow Satsuma, LA sweet, Japanese blood oranges, Limons, Kumquats, Persimmon, and Fig... all doing super.
Had Peaches for yrs but they gave out due to fungus and, Pears were small and hard.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: LvsChant on January 22, 2011, 05:51:26 PM
Oh, yeah... and those little round kumquats that are sweet rather than the typical oblong sour variety... yum, yum. You all are making me miss south Louisiana!!!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Swampwood on January 23, 2011, 07:26:16 AM
I can recommend planting citrus on the south side of the house or of a wind break. That lil-bit of North wind protection does make a difference for the borderline tolerance. I'm 30mi W. of BR
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Cajuin on January 28, 2011, 03:49:58 PM
Hiya, another newbie here, located here in Walker, LA.
Satsumas are great here. We have a small satsuma tree makes great >350 a year and only 6ft tall.
Have a family member here in Livingston Parish that grows satsuma's, oranges, grapefruit, figs, blueberries-has not always made, lemon and limes....all stay unprotected except the lemon and lime trees.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Nick Ferguson on February 06, 2011, 03:55:03 PM
I'm waaay out in the middle of nowhere, draw a triangle between shreveport, monroe, and alexandria and we're somewhere in the middle of that. Saline is the village. I would say town but there aren't enough people to call it a town. I guess I've been a prepper since I was a little boy and it's changed and evolved since then. Now my wife and I are trying to work towards being as self sufficient as possible, we have 3 dairy goats, a livestock guardian dog who could run down a deer or kill a small bear, this spring we'll be getting 2 dozen chickens, a big garden and a couple fruit trees soon to be more fruit and nut trees. Anybody around my area? I work in shreveport, i'd love to connect with some like minded people in the area. Also a homebrewer.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Swampwood on February 06, 2011, 06:50:02 PM
There have been some meet-ups starting at the Sherburne wlf.... target range/campground.
 If anyone's interested let me know about next pos. date.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on February 20, 2011, 05:57:19 AM
hey guys! i'm back! everything's been doing good. i'm glad to see our small clan is running strong! me and alyssa are still in the parish but that's for about only a month left. i'm working in kenner at a pump station making it storm proofed for hurricane season. how ya'll been?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BikerKat on February 20, 2011, 01:38:29 PM
Welcome back!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on April 08, 2011, 10:55:46 AM
Anybody headed to the strawberry fest in Ponchatoula this weekend?  Looking forward to consuming some fresh strawberry daiquiris!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on April 08, 2011, 02:34:28 PM
I have to work unfortunately. Go and get your characture drawn by a coworker of mine, he has a booth/trailer set up. Make sure you sip slowly on that strawberry wine.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on April 08, 2011, 10:11:32 PM
Anybody headed to the strawberry fest in Ponchatoula this weekend?  Looking forward to consuming some fresh strawberry daiquiris!

nope but DAMN we should pick a fest and try to make it a meet and greet!?!?!?!?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BatonRouge Bill on April 09, 2011, 03:46:20 PM
I may be able to make it, been working a really long stretch at the refinery. Glad the turnarounds are over. I can use some R&R!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: LvsChant on April 10, 2011, 06:43:21 AM
Love me some strawberries from Ponchatoula... mmmmm. I had made a bunch of freezer jam and lost it all when Katrina hit... got me started doing the water bath and jar thing again.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on April 10, 2011, 09:09:52 AM
The fest was the most crowded that i have ever seen.  My kids didn't even want to ride the rides because of the long lines.  On a bright note, the strawberry daiquiris were as good as ever.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BatonRouge Bill on April 10, 2011, 01:30:18 PM
It was the good weather, a little hot but still nice.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on May 13, 2011, 08:29:09 PM
anyone near the morganza spill way? just worried about ya'll.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on May 24, 2011, 07:30:51 PM
so guys? am i the only person still active or is everyone just away from the spillway. just making sure that everyone's good. we a small community and just keeping this thread going
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on May 26, 2011, 06:41:13 AM
Iam still here. Don't forget about the tax free weekend on hurricane supplies. Iam waiting until this weekend to replace a couple of crushed 7gal water containers. I also decided it would be a good idea to buy a spare parts kit for my generator. Just in case. Don't forget to run generators with a load placed on them to make sure you won't have problems if you need them.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on May 26, 2011, 06:51:37 AM
This may be the wrong area but I am posting this here because I know alot of us in LA have outboard motors.

Spoke with a marine mechanic yesterday about the use of ethanol blended in gas in outboards. He said business is booming because the ethanol causes condensation to build messing up the carbs and fuel system. (not a cheap repair). I was told I have to 3 options: find non ethanol blended fuel, install a gas/water separator, or use stabil. He said the jury was still out on how well stabil works. This is just FYI.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on May 26, 2011, 03:47:01 PM
glad ur still here conservative01!

yeah the ethanol was reaking havoc a few years ago in Florida on all their expensive yachts. needless to say they were pissed. non-ethanol gas is the safest. i didn't even know about the tax free weekend. is that state-wide or just ur parish? im in st tammany but i work in GNOA so i can get to about 5 different parishes if it's select few :)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on May 27, 2011, 08:35:13 AM
The tax free weekend is state wide. Academy advertised this in the past sunday circular. I think the limit is tax free up to $1500. The academy won't open here in hammond until june 17th so I am stuck driving to covington until then.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on May 27, 2011, 05:16:43 PM
The tax free weekend is state wide. Academy advertised this in the past sunday circular. I think the limit is tax free up to $1500. The academy won't open here in hammond until june 17th so I am stuck driving to covington until then.

at least you wouldn't have to drive all the way to slidell! then you'd be in my neck of the woods!  :happydance:
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BikerKat on May 29, 2011, 10:36:07 PM
Yes tax free limit is $1500.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on June 18, 2011, 07:49:01 AM
If you around Baton Rouge, the parish has a pretty good deal going.

http://www.wafb.com/story/11194637/compost-bin-rain-barrel-sale (http://www.wafb.com/story/11194637/compost-bin-rain-barrel-sale)

ONE DAY ONLY, RAIN OR SHINE! Saturday, June 25, 2011, from 9am until 2pm, the city of Baton Rouge, Parish of East Baton Rouge and EBRP Recycling Office will be hosting a compost bin and rain barrel sale at Memorial Stadium (east side parking lot).

At this event you will be able to purchase a compost bin regularly priced at $100 for only $30 and a rain barrel regularly priced at $150 for only $45.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Cajuin on June 19, 2011, 10:39:00 PM
Thanks man, we need to hook up and go over and get a few....



If you around Baton Rouge, the parish has a pretty good deal going.

http://www.wafb.com/story/11194637/compost-bin-rain-barrel-sale (http://www.wafb.com/story/11194637/compost-bin-rain-barrel-sale)

ONE DAY ONLY, RAIN OR SHINE! Saturday, June 25, 2011, from 9am until 2pm, the city of Baton Rouge, Parish of East Baton Rouge and EBRP Recycling Office will be hosting a compost bin and rain barrel sale at Memorial Stadium (east side parking lot).

At this event you will be able to purchase a compost bin regularly priced at $100 for only $30 and a rain barrel regularly priced at $150 for only $45.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on June 20, 2011, 02:58:14 PM
@blueyeddevil thanks for the info. Iam off that week I think I will go. I have been tossing around the idea of adding more rain barrels. This may be the right time.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on June 21, 2011, 12:10:03 AM
Cajun & conservative01, I am not sure what time I plan on getting there, but I plan on going. Maybe when it gets closer we can pick a time and meet there. That goes for anyone else.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BZHound on June 21, 2011, 10:04:16 PM
Hello cajuns, prairie cajuns, coon asses, red necks and whatever you call someone from Monroe. I was born in Shreveport, moved to Natchitoches, Haughton, Scott, Baton Rouge, Jarreau, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and finally Spring Ridge. LSU class of '95. I have two things growing in north La. that I had to have. When I lived in Jarreau, this old cajun lady had a bunch of white daisy's planted in tires in front of her house that I would give "on the cheap" to some of my dates in high school (Shasta Daisys). And Avala Bizette "LaLa" had three giant chickasaw plums that I would snack on every morning on the way to the bus stop. I now have both of those growing in the 318!
Hurricane Katrina broke my heart, when I was down there working relief. That's when I decided that I would never be a victim. I directed traffic and handed out dog treats at the distribution centers, and people that didn't have anything thanked me, but I still can't deal with that. I get very upset when I hear people say that noone cared. I'm in north La. now, if you need me, I'm here and I care.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on June 21, 2011, 11:08:53 PM
Welcome to the board BZHound. It's always nice to have more folks from Louisiana on here.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on June 22, 2011, 09:40:06 AM
@blueeyedevil. Think that may be a plan. We can firm it up friday. Thanks.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on June 22, 2011, 09:43:06 AM
@ BZhound Welcome to the forum Iam also glad to see more people from LA joining. If you want to stay up on posts in this thread click the notify button at the botom of the page and it will send you an email when someone posts something new. I have found this tool useful to organize my time.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on June 24, 2011, 07:12:30 AM
@blueeyedevil. Iam not going to make it to EBR tommorrow. I was reminded of a previous commitment I have to honor.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on June 28, 2011, 07:57:32 PM
it's awesome that we got another LA member. we may be small but we're always beast!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BZHound on July 23, 2011, 11:30:48 AM
We're buring up here in NW La. The grass is brown, the small trees are dead sticks, the garden is almost done....Maybe today's the day for rain.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on July 24, 2011, 05:16:16 PM
We started getting sporadic showers down SE but I think its a little to late for my garden. iam going to start prepping it next week for a fall planting.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on July 25, 2011, 04:54:46 PM
bayou country is getting A TON OF RAIN near cut off....we got rained out 2 times last week.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on July 25, 2011, 05:49:28 PM
Tried to clean up some of the garden today but the rain and lightening drove me in.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BZHound on July 25, 2011, 07:41:38 PM
We got a little rain the last two days. It's still really hot. My 12 year old lab had a little trouble today with the heat. He'll be staying inside until the fall. My wife had to drag him out from under the dog house this afternoon. He's OK, now.
Geaux Kody! (the dog)
Geaux Tigers!
Geaux Saints and NFL agreement!
Geaux to bed...
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on July 27, 2011, 08:31:01 PM
geaux Lance Moore for 5 seasons! W00T
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Nick Ferguson on July 27, 2011, 09:08:51 PM
Man, sorry to hear about your dog! Hope he recovers completely. It has been hot as blazes that's for sure.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BZHound on July 29, 2011, 06:15:26 AM
Kody's back to normal for a 12 year old lab. He's walking every afternoon with the rest of the pack.

Reggie Bush is running straight to the Dolphins sidelines now.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: GI Jeaux on July 29, 2011, 10:38:00 AM
Leesville/ Ft Polk area here.

Al
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: LadyGator on August 07, 2011, 05:52:36 PM
Hey everybody, checking in.  It's been a while since I signed in but still hanging in there like everyone else.  Stay kewl and stay safe.   :)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on August 08, 2011, 10:53:12 AM
Ok. It is useless trying to accomplish anything outside past 9a. Finally got he garden prepped for fall planting.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on August 11, 2011, 12:28:59 AM
Finally got he garden prepped for fall planting.

So what do you have planned?  I let one of mine go to grass this summer, I need to clear it out and get it ready.  I need some sugestions. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BZHound on August 11, 2011, 06:28:53 AM
I planted lettuce, spinach, carrots, and barley last weekend. It's still really hot and we still haven't had any rain. I've been buying seed from the local feed stores. Instead of getting a couple of grams of seed per pack (for $2), you can usually find packages of a couple ounces for $1-$2. This way I can plant without worrying about wasting all my seed if it doesn't germinate. I just plant more later. Anyway, that's a long way to say check out a feed store and pick up your fall garden seeds there.

The ones in Caddo parish also sell small quanities (and 50 lb. bags) of deer food plot seeds. For example, you can get a 1 or 5 lb. bag of clover seed to add to whatever you plant for the deer.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on August 11, 2011, 08:40:35 AM
I just planted carrots, spinach, leaf lettuce, mustard greens, and I hope acorn squash comes up (1st planting squash). Currently headed to grand isle on a fishing trip. I got plenty of water and sun screen.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on September 01, 2011, 12:50:24 AM
Tropical system possibly headed our way.  Break the check lists and baton down the hatches.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on September 01, 2011, 05:46:29 PM
Of course all the rain coming this weekend will mess up opening day of dove season.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Nick Ferguson on September 01, 2011, 06:23:53 PM
I'm willing for dove season to get messed up if God will give us even an inch of rain. I'll say this though.. I figured out how to get a garden through the worst drought I've ever seen. I'm still harvesting peppers, and occasionally a few small tomatoes. I'm in a D4 drought zone and have been for months I think. So we're getting hit real bad with the heat and lack of rain. My tomatoes have never shown any wilting or heat stress other than not setting much fruit, and the peppers are doing great! The melons produced tons and get this. Haven't pulled more than a few handfuls of weeds in a 1/4 acre garden, and haven't watered a single thing except for when we first put plants and seed in the ground. Still producing tomatoes, and no wilting. I'm amazed
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on September 01, 2011, 07:42:39 PM
in chalmette tonight wondering if i'll have work tomorrow
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on September 01, 2011, 08:37:44 PM
I think this is going to be a non issue storm for most of us. Unless you are very close to the coast or in a flood prone area. I do however plan on stoping by the store to get the regular shopping done before the rain. Not to mention topping off the gas tanks that are not in the rotation.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on September 03, 2011, 05:48:22 AM
Considering pontoons for the BOV!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on September 03, 2011, 07:39:36 AM
I agree we need the rain and don't mind if my outdoor plans are ruined. Iam just regrouping and getting things done inside this weekend.
I was just watching the weather channel and amazed at how they try to make entertainment out of a tropical storm.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: LadyGator on September 06, 2011, 06:00:12 AM
My area pretty much came out of this storm unscathed.  Some bayouside overflow from rains which flooded businesses located on bayouside with a few inches.  Nothing they haven't been through many times before.  Their buildings are on cemented slabs and the walls are ancient tile blocks.  All they do is hose flooring down once water recedes and open up. 

Some roads still have a few inches of rain on them which is gradually receding along with bayou waters. 

The only electrical power outages were in the larger metro area.  All of us living in the outer areas remained with our power.

All in all, we were pretty lucky. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on September 06, 2011, 06:50:50 PM
Glad to hear you came out unscathed. Just lots of rain on us on the I12 corridor.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Nick Ferguson on September 17, 2011, 04:43:39 PM
test.. trying to figure out if my msb badge thing is working

*edit* Yay! I was a member long before I joined the forum but never got around to figuring out how to work the dern thing.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: LadyGator on October 06, 2011, 08:20:04 AM
Was wondering if any members here were close to Terrebonne Parish.  This is my stomping ground and has been for some time.  Have a good one y'all and be kewl!  :)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BZHound on November 29, 2011, 09:16:53 PM
Come on Louisiana! I've been out of service for a while and nothings been posted. I've been shooting alot. Harvested one deer. Teaching one dude to hunt. Getting divoiced, hate it, not me. I know there are La. peeps out there.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on November 30, 2011, 08:15:06 AM
I'm here BZHound.

Just adopted a new kid, this one with special needs.  Haven't been able to do much prep stuff lately.  Garden is empty, little hunting, etc..  Maybe in the spring.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: LadyGator on December 01, 2011, 06:03:15 PM
I'm here BZHound.

Just adopted a new kid, this one with special needs.  Haven't been able to do much prep stuff lately.  Garden is empty, little hunting, etc..  Maybe in the spring.

Congrats on the adoption.  It takes special people to adopt children with special needs.  I worked for many years with children requiring attention 24/6.  Their plights really tug at your heart.  God Bless you all.  :)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BZHound on December 12, 2011, 09:32:35 PM
I'm here BZHound.

Just adopted a new kid, this one with special needs.  Haven't been able to do much prep stuff lately.  Garden is empty, little hunting, etc..  Maybe in the spring.

You are a hero for adopting. Thank you.

I'm not in your shoes, and I couldn't fill them, but you should still try to be more prepared. I've had a few bad months, and sitting on a deer stand, with no book or radio or phone or anything has helped me get away from everything. If your kid is old enough to go with you that could be good for both of you.
I wish you the best. God Bless and Merry Christmas.
oh yeah, Geaux Tigers!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on December 18, 2011, 09:08:24 PM
dude i've been working like crazy finally got the internet back up. i'm working down in larose building this huge drawbridge! it's gonna be a way to evac the lower parishes and get the oil workers back down to the rigs after a storm and the repair men back down to port fouchon. it's pretty awesome knowing that i'm building something that's gonna stand for over 100 years
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Alan Georges on December 18, 2011, 09:44:39 PM
dude i've been working like crazy finally got the internet back up. i'm working down in larose building this huge drawbridge! it's gonna be a way to evac the lower parishes and get the oil workers back down to the rigs after a storm and the repair men back down to port fouchon. it's pretty awesome knowing that i'm building something that's gonna stand for over 100 years
That is very cool LS!  I may not live in Louisiana, but I'm right next door, and anything that helps people run from storms and helps to get the oil supplies back online quickly afterward is a Good Thing.  Thanks for helping make things better for future hurricane seasons.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on December 18, 2011, 10:42:23 PM
dude I've been working like crazy finally got the internet back up. i'm working down in larose building this huge drawbridge! it's gonna be a way to evac the lower parishes and get the oil workers back down to the rigs after a storm and the repair men back down to port fouchon. it's pretty awesome knowing that i'm building something that's gonna stand for over 100 years

Thanks for all the hard work.  I travel on LA 1 on a regular basis, to go in and out of Fourchon. So anything that makes that drive easier is a definite bonus.   
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BZHound on December 19, 2011, 08:33:07 PM
I spent the weekend back in Baton Rouge, with my college buds. I was born in S'port, raised on False River, graduated a Tiger and moved back to Shreveport. I love south Louisiana! I saw trees full of satsumas, raised more that a pint with my friends, and talked to some great people. I love LA!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: BZHound on January 05, 2012, 09:58:28 PM
I'm going down to N.O. this weekend! If you see a dude with a beer and LSU gear, it could be me...
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: randelw on January 06, 2012, 07:54:06 AM
 :) I'm from Ville Platte. Living in Missouri now. I still have family there (and Lafayette) and visit at least once a year.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on January 06, 2012, 05:07:45 PM
Thanks for all the hard work.  I travel on LA 1 on a regular basis, to go in and out of Fourchon. So anything that makes that drive easier is a definite bonus.

it's the big bridge in larose. right after you cross the intracoastal bridge on LA-1. you may see me LOL
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on January 06, 2012, 06:50:20 PM
does anybody know where I can get bulk compost? I live in the Northshore region.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on January 11, 2012, 06:37:33 PM
it's the big bridge in larose. right after you cross the intracoastal bridge on LA-1. you may see me LOL

I know the one your talking about.  They have been adding and replacing lots of bridges down there for last few years.  I'll honk the next time I pass by.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on January 11, 2012, 06:54:55 PM
I know the one your talking about.  They have been adding and replacing lots of bridges down there for last few years.  I'll honk the next time I pass by.

awesome. yeah after they're done with this one there's plans to demo the highway 1 bridge over the intracoastal and move it the new expressway and have it taller so it won't be a draw bridge
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on January 12, 2012, 07:10:00 PM
I know the one your talking about.  They have been adding and replacing lots of bridges down there for last few years.  I'll honk the next time I pass by.

Maybe by the time I retire they will have it 4 lane from HWY 90 all the way to Fourchon.  You would think that the oil co.s would pony up some cash to improve transportation.  I read somewhere that Fourchon was in the top 10 ports nation wide for tons of cargo shipped.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on January 14, 2012, 09:09:17 AM
You would think that the oil co.s would pony up some cash to improve transportation.  I read somewhere that Fourchon was in the top 10 ports nation wide for tons of cargo shipped.

i wouldn't hold your breath. the oil companies hardly pay their hard working blue collar workers a honest wage. sure it's good money but come on! the hard working back breakers aren't hardly getting the pay for allowing our country to move and operate.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on January 18, 2012, 04:22:06 PM
i wouldn't hold your breath. the oil companies hardly pay their hard working blue collar workers a honest wage. sure it's good money but come on! the hard working back breakers aren't hardly getting the pay for allowing our country to move and operate.

I hear you. I got a 6% paycut just in time for christmas.  We were rolling along not really feeling the bad economy and BANG, the BP oil spill basically shuts down all new production in the gulf.  Permits are finally starting to get approved and should catch up to my corner of the oilfield this spring.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on January 19, 2012, 04:28:46 AM
don't you love that!? you get a cut so the fat cat oil execs don't. man their life must be so hard...
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on March 23, 2012, 11:14:06 PM
so we had our first shrimp and crawfish of the year and it was SOOOOOOO GOOOD! anyone noticing that they're bigger than last year?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Possenti2264 on July 01, 2012, 08:24:15 PM
I hear you. I got a 6% paycut just in time for christmas.  We were rolling along not really feeling the bad economy and BANG, the BP oil spill basically shuts down all new production in the gulf.  Permits are finally starting to get approved and should catch up to my corner of the oilfield this spring.

The BP spill didn't shut down production, our asshole president did.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on August 20, 2012, 01:41:53 PM
Greeeeetings. I figured I'd start posting here. I'm actually moving to Louisiana not this weekend but next.

I'm going "advanced party" (Before my fiance) down to cajun country to look for housing near Covington. I'll probably be moving to the area between Hammond and Covington. She is taking a position at the Chevron in Covington, while I'll continue work remotely for my Northern Virginia software development position.

Never been more excited in my life!

Oh I should note that my entire side of my Dad's family is from Louisiana. (He was born and raised there) and I've got quite a number of relatives that live in the area.... First time I've ever lived near extended family... (Grew up a marine brat)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on August 20, 2012, 01:45:24 PM
The BP spill didn't shut down production, our asshole president did.

I'd say you nailed the cause and effect just right.

The BP oil spill.... spilled oil, killed some people, prevented quite a bit of oil from making it to market (for that rig), but I don't recall it causing a moratorium.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: rikkrack on August 20, 2012, 01:50:24 PM
Greetings, Born in Louisiana and went to a catholic school until about 5th grade, and all my extended family still there. Born in Baton Rouge.  Live in Indiana now, just nice to hear what is going on down there. I sure miss the south. Just nothing like it.

Mike we cross paths again...
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on August 20, 2012, 02:11:03 PM
Greetings, Born in Louisiana and went to a catholic school until about 5th grade, and all my extended family still there. Born in Baton Rouge.  Live in Indiana now, just nice to hear what is going on down there. I sure miss the south. Just nothing like it.

Mike we cross paths again...
Apparently so!
I'm not sure where alot of my family lives there, (and frankly some of them I don't want to know) but I have a few cousins that live in Baton Rouge and an uncle who lives in Bush. My dad loves to tell me stories about living in a 100 year old house with no floor in Des Allemands. Big family history in oil rigs (no surprise there). It is very interesting how I'm going back to live where my dad grew up. I'm "more or less" from North Carolina.

I'm looking at buying a house in 6 months to a year. I suspect we'll be there quite some time, and I'd like a place to weather any.. uhm storms... I'm finally moving away from the suburbs and home owners associations and back to the woods.  I always tell people that Virginia could be one of the best states but ends up being one of the worst. I think if Virginia was broken in half (North East and South West), South West Virginia might be a very nice place to live.... More or less like Western Carolina!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Alan Georges on August 20, 2012, 06:50:48 PM
I'm looking at buying a house in 6 months to a year. I suspect we'll be there quite some time, and I'd like a place to weather any.. uhm storms...
Greetings right back, trjg, from a neighbor an hour to the east.  Good luck on the house hunt, and remember that elevation and a metal roof are your friends.  (Along with everyone on this forum!)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on August 21, 2012, 06:38:27 AM
Greetings right back, trjg, from a neighbor an hour to the east.  Good luck on the house hunt, and remember that elevation and a metal roof are your friends.  (Along with everyone on this forum!)

It is definitely my hope to find one with elevation.... I've actually considered looking into doing some sort of stilts type of thing (if I end up having a house built).

I don't see myself immediately making a whole bunch of friends when I move considering I'll be working at home.... I'll have to start being extra out going! Perhaps I can bribe my neighbors with free food...
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on August 21, 2012, 07:17:57 AM
You should not have to worry too much about flooding, if you stay on the North side of I-12.  Housing and land prices are a little lower in Tangipahoa parish than St. Tammany.  Welcome to the neighborhood.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on August 21, 2012, 07:29:08 PM
Looks like i finally found out where I'll be living for the next month.

Just south east of Gonzales, LA literally like 50 feet from I10.
Now I just gotta get an internet connection for a month so I keep working....
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on August 26, 2012, 09:42:12 AM
Just got finished watching the weather channel about Isaac. I am going to go ahead and get the yard picked up since I will probally be sequestered at work by the end of the week.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on August 26, 2012, 02:49:39 PM
Baton down the hatches neighbors, here we go again.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on August 27, 2012, 02:08:37 PM
we're evacuating St. Bernard Parish tonight. heading across the lake so the in-laws. stay safe everyone.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on August 27, 2012, 08:01:24 PM
All ready to go here.  I still have lots of items on my wish list, but we are light years ahead of family members and neighbors for the basic preps.  Yall be safe.

Does anyone have a count down to the storm check list?  I was thinking about this today.  To have a list of things to do when a storm is entering the gulf, all the way to the final hours.  Spread it out by days or hours till impact so you have a written plan and action items to keep you on track.  It would be simple but all on paper to keep your head right. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on August 28, 2012, 05:24:48 AM
@ Blu. I think that would be cool to take a list already in place and put it in a timeline format.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: LvsChant on August 29, 2012, 09:50:16 AM
Hope all you Louisiana TSP'ers are fine...
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on August 29, 2012, 01:02:15 PM
We are hanging in, the eye has not gotten to us yet. We lost power mid morning when a large pine took out a pole.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on August 29, 2012, 04:55:20 PM
Windy and rainy, generator purring, kids eating mac and cheese, Wife at her sisters, Ice in my bourbon.......Life is good.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on August 30, 2012, 10:31:34 AM
I will probally be sequestered at work by the end of the week.

What kind of work do you do? We use "sequestered" in my line of work (nuclear power) and I know we have about 200 folks sequestered at Waterford. Are you in that boat?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on September 04, 2012, 02:40:44 PM
@ AngusBangus. Sorry about taking so long to reply. No not in Nuclear field. Iam in healthcare and we have 2 teams the "A" team rides out the storm. "B" replaces "A" team when storm over. I was assigned to "A" which meant I was stuck at hospital even though I was off duty.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on September 04, 2012, 02:43:27 PM
Just found out today about a farmers market in Covington, LA. Wed 10a-2p then Sat. 8a-12p. Iam going this weekend and will report back. Iam looking forward to driving 20 minutes verus 50 minutes to purchase local grown stuff.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on September 05, 2012, 05:53:18 PM
I found out last week I may be coming down to Waterford myself this fall... mid-September to mid/late-December. Then I found out today that maybe the plan has changed.

If I come down, I'd be interested in meeting some of my TSP community members to the south. Never know... I may end up being your evac site in the future. It's all about the community.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Alan Georges on September 05, 2012, 08:58:55 PM
I found out last week I may be coming down to Waterford myself this fall... mid-September to mid/late-December. Then I found out today that maybe the plan has changed.
Hey keep us posted Angus, it's only an hour's run over from here.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on September 07, 2012, 09:55:37 PM
so here's what happened after my last post. we lost power shortly after. the wednesday morning we lost power we hung out at the house eating all the steaks and attempting to fix the fence that was blown over. it resulted in breaking more and a board smacking me in the face LOL. only a flesh wound. we decided to go home to st bernard thursday and thanks to "The Great Wall of St. Bernard", as we call it now, we had no water in the house. we had a few trees lose most of their branches but we rent so i can care less.

we went to the property but it's just a lot so it was fine. we checked on the neighbors and they did off worse. they lost most of their shingles and had some bad roof damage on top of that. water leaked into their house and most of their fence was torn up.

so that thursday night we slept ok with the windows open and on the cold tile floor. friday we hung out and checked on some other friends down the road. they were ok. i went to my job site and got some tools and wood to help some family patch up some spots and stake a few bushes that had partially uprooted. we went to alyssa's boss's house to watch football and enjoy the air conditioning.

Friday night was miserable. we didn't have the breeze at all so around 2 am we woke up dehydrated and had zero ice left so we went to an open convenient store too get some water and snacks. had a few sips of water and slept til 6 am. took a couple cold showers and went out to eat at a local restaurant around 9. stayed there for 3 hours eating good food, reading the paper, watching the news, and catching up with people there. the power came back on later that day.

talked to a fisherman who rode the river through the storm just like he did katrina. the man's 80 years old. his instruments read issac had sustained winds of 90 mph with gusts in the 120s. it was not upgraded though LOL. i guess they forgot about it just like they forgot to tell us that the cold front was gonna push against issac to keep him raining on us for 2 straight days.

so that's our story. it was a decent hurricane.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Alan Georges on September 08, 2012, 08:51:37 AM
so that's our story. it was a decent hurricane.

Thanks for the update LS, glad to hear y'all made it through alright.  Three days of pounding rain and wind plus ten feet of tide is no joke, and the power problems over your way only added to the misery.  Not nearly so bad over here, though it was bad enough.  Like you said, it was a decent hurricane.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on September 08, 2012, 09:38:22 AM
yeah it was fun looking back on it. i lost a week's pay though :( but that's why we prep! LOL if anyone saw the footage of the water splashing over the wall and the town of Braithwaite (pronounced Brayth way) getting flooded that's close to where i'm at. That wall is a 15 minute drive from me. we had actually just finished a water treatment plant on the other side of that wall! three years work and we have to start over.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on September 09, 2012, 07:04:10 PM
@ LS. Iam glad to hear yall made out ok with only a minor flesh wound. I agree with you I wish they would have let everyone know the cold front was going to stall the works and dump a massive amount of water on us.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on September 17, 2012, 08:00:58 PM
how's everyone doing? everyone's back on the regular schedule and what not? Let's keep this thread going. gotta keep this community strong!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on September 19, 2012, 06:51:44 AM
Everything is back to normal here.  Loving this cool weather, actually enjoying working outside this morning.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on September 19, 2012, 06:39:13 PM
same here! i only sweat a little bit. we're almost done with the underground at the job. Almost up to grade! i'm so tired of walking on rebar
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on September 20, 2012, 06:23:50 AM
He LA'ers! I have gotten a reprieve from coming down there to NOLA for work, but I expect I'll get the call some time between now and Christmas. If & when I do, I'll let y'all know. I'd love to meet some people in the community.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Alan Georges on September 20, 2012, 06:46:00 AM
He LA'ers! I have gotten a reprieve from coming down there to NOLA for work, but I expect I'll get the call some time between now and Christmas. If & when I do, I'll let y'all know. I'd love to meet some people in the community.
Keep me in the loop on this too, Angus.  Even though I'm in MS, I'm a lot closer to NOLA than 95% of the places in MS.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on September 20, 2012, 12:53:16 PM
Keep me in the loop on this too, Angus.  Even though I'm in MS, I'm a lot closer to NOLA than 95% of the places in MS.
Will do. I didn't mean to leave the coasties out. I know it's only a hop, skip, and a swim over.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on September 20, 2012, 05:40:48 PM
how many of us are close to NOLA? i'd love to get a bar meetup or something.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Alan Georges on September 20, 2012, 06:12:32 PM
Will do. I didn't mean to leave the coasties out. I know it's only a hop, skip, and a swim over.
Oh I'm hardly offended, Angus.  (and hard to offend, for that matter)  jpbearit might be interested in the trip over too.

how many of us are close to NOLA? i'd love to get a bar meetup or something.
Just an hour away.  This could really be cool!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: jpbearit on September 24, 2012, 09:24:15 AM
Cool. I'm in for a meet up. just give me the when and where. Alan and I met another listener at the Appleseed shoot this weekend. who knows, he might come too. Try to make it a family frindly event and I might be able to get my wife to come.  She could use a little more exposure to our community other than my reports about what ever issue I'm raving about on the forums.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on September 24, 2012, 04:35:38 PM
lol yeah we'll have to see if there is a festival or a luncheon or SOMETHING we could do soon. i'm getting married in 3 weeks so i'm pretty booked til then but i'm down for a meet up
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on September 29, 2012, 09:05:41 AM
Just found out today about a farmers market in Covington, LA. Wed 10a-2p then Sat. 8a-12p. Iam going this weekend and will report back. Iam looking forward to driving 20 minutes verus 50 minutes to purchase local grown stuff.

Hey where do you live at? I finally moved to Covington! I heard about the Farmers market from my realtor that we used. Very very cool lady and she highly recommended the farmers market. While she isn't a prepper herself, she has always had the prepper mindset and is looking at getting back into it. Funnily enough her son is alot like me and is a prepper himself.....

Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on September 29, 2012, 09:07:48 AM
Everything is back to normal here.  Loving this cool weather, actually enjoying working outside this morning.

I'm not sure what the weather was when you posted this, but since I've been here (beginning of September) I'd say it has been an ything but "cool weather". hah

Occasionally it'll be low 80s....  :)

I do like all the rain. Raining right now. I think it might just rain all day.... I"m a rainy day kinda guy.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on September 29, 2012, 09:12:44 AM
Is anybody gardening right now or planning stuff for the fall / winter?  I am a total noob at gardening, but I definitely want to get started now!

While I can't do anything where i"m currently living my uncle right up the road is letting me take over his garden. (Not really his thing) and I'm looking for different things I can do with it. I'm thinking about attempting to grow various lettuces over the winter / put a cover crop down. When should I put that down? I was reviewing the hugulkulture bed video series and thought about trying out some of the cover crops that jack mentioned and turning them over early spring or something.  I was even considering doing half of his garden with it, to see how it does. (hugulkulture that is).

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on September 29, 2012, 11:10:20 PM
I'm not sure what the weather was when you posted this, but since I've been here (beginning of September) I'd say it has been an ything but "cool weather". hah

Occasionally it'll be low 80s....  :)

I do like all the rain. Raining right now. I think it might just rain all day.... I"m a rainy day kinda guy.

Anything below 90 is a cold front around here.  We did have a low in the upper 50's one night a couple weeks ago, actually got in the hot tub for a while. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on October 02, 2012, 04:16:41 PM
Anything below 90 is a cold front around here.  We did have a low in the upper 50's one night a couple weeks ago, actually got in the hot tub for a while.

Well its extremely nice out today.... Phew.

You're just giving me further ammunition to get a hot tub. Thats the one thing i most definitely want most..... Although I'm much more of a "I want to sit in a hot tub when it snows" kinda person.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on October 02, 2012, 11:57:33 PM
(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z329/hammerwrench2/ScreenHunter_030_zpseb2ed41c.png)

You might have to wait a while, however it does snow around here from time to time.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on October 03, 2012, 06:38:47 PM
when was that taken? 97? 98?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Alan Georges on October 03, 2012, 08:14:11 PM
when was that taken? 97? 98?
I'm guessing late March '93.  Huge, freak, late snowstorm that year.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on October 03, 2012, 11:21:54 PM
(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z329/hammerwrench2/ScreenHunter_028_zps547063a5.png)

Nope, it was 2008 in February i think.  Near Robert, LA.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Alan Georges on October 04, 2012, 05:53:57 AM
Nope, it was 2008 in February i think.  Near Robert, LA.
Well that explains it!  Robert is up in the frozen wastelands north of I-10.  *brrr*shiver*

Beautiful pictures btw.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on October 05, 2012, 12:18:16 AM
Yep, we moved to up here from mid city to be closer to my wifes family in Wisconsin.  :o
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on October 05, 2012, 05:13:09 PM
Yep, we moved to up here from mid city to be closer to my wifes family in Wisconsin.  :o

LOL. well at least you cut out NOLA traffic!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on October 18, 2012, 10:15:25 PM
I'm guessing late March '93.  Huge, freak, late snowstorm that year.

I was just a little chirrin' when that happened! I know the blizzard of 93 verrrrry well. I traveled the country with my mom during it and did all sorts of fish tailing on the highway in Mississippi.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on October 18, 2012, 10:16:34 PM
(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z329/hammerwrench2/ScreenHunter_028_zps547063a5.png)

Nope, it was 2008 in February i think.  Near Robert, LA.

Oh never mind. Did you guys gets snow during "snowpocolypse" like 2 years ago? I know it was like 49 states that had snow on the ground.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on October 19, 2012, 04:13:15 PM
yes considering that hawaii didn't LOL!
no know seriously i think north louisiana did. i'm not sure if nola area did
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Alan Georges on October 19, 2012, 05:47:46 PM
We had some flurries over around Guffport, that was about it.  Nothing stuck.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on October 28, 2012, 05:17:52 PM
i'm digging this weather! how's everyone doing?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on October 29, 2012, 06:01:40 AM
Offshore working, no time to enjoy the weather.  Anyone watch the game last night.  I'm thinking about getting my paper bag out of the closet.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on October 29, 2012, 08:00:36 AM
Offshore working, no time to enjoy the weather.  Anyone watch the game last night.  I'm thinking about getting my paper bag out of the closet.

The weather is niceeeeeeee. I was out in the woods yesterday checking out my uncles new deer box he made. He is a professional welder for like 30 years so needless to say that man knows construction. Pretty bad ass. He went squirrel hunting yesterday morning which I would have joined him but I still have to make my way over to (i guess)  hammond to get that blasted hunter safety card...
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on October 29, 2012, 12:57:56 PM
Anyone watch the game last night.  I'm thinking about getting my paper bag out of the closet.
Rough year... but paper bags AINT the SAINT way anymore, mon frere. Use that bag for compost - the eye holes make them crap for holding anything.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on October 29, 2012, 02:36:28 PM
Rough year... but paper bags AINT the SAINT way anymore, mon frere. Use that bag for compost - the eye holes make them crap for holding anything.

I figure if enough people in the dome where em, Sean Payton could wear one and do some coaching.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on October 29, 2012, 03:36:51 PM
I figure if enough people in the dome where em, Sean Payton could wear one and do some coaching.
THAT is an angle I had not considered. You must've put your thinking cap bag on.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on November 07, 2012, 07:51:39 PM
here's the results for the most part of our state elections:

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/11/louisiana_voters_approve_const.html

i'm digging the 2nd amendment...amendment
and the politicians getting their benefits taken away for felonies
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on November 07, 2012, 08:11:50 PM
I hear ya man. I just wonder how many states have this strong of language in their 2nd amendment? If I wait Iam sure the NRA will have it in their next issue.  :)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Koldsteel on November 08, 2012, 05:45:47 AM
Thanks for the link. I was wondering how the amendments had fated.

Kold
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on November 11, 2012, 08:21:46 AM
Looks to me that good ol' lu'siana has some good sense after all. I'm continually liking us moving here more and more.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on November 11, 2012, 10:53:04 AM
yeah it grows on you fast too. i just realized that you're not too far away from me! maybe after the holidays we can all get like a meet and greet somewhere? maybe a sports bar or something on the north shore. i'm down for anything. i know we got some peeps in Mississippi that aren't too far either. i always wonder where all us like minded southern preppers are
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on November 11, 2012, 12:01:47 PM
yeah it grows on you fast too. i just realized that you're not too far away from me! maybe after the holidays we can all get like a meet and greet somewhere? maybe a sports bar or something on the north shore. i'm down for anything. i know we got some peeps in Mississippi that aren't too far either. i always wonder where all us like minded southern preppers are

Suuure. There is this nice "sports bar" in Covington called The Chimes. It is a nice looking restaurant right on the river in Covington. Has this pretty sweet outside area. I didn't realize it was a sports bar till I went there during an LSU game.... Very nice. Actually pretty reasonably priced food as well.

My cousin lives in Hattiesburg, MS. Saw her last night at my uncles. They used to live down waaaaaay below New Orleans. Then Katrina hit and well... we know the end of that story. So now they live up here. He works probably every other week in Venice. He brought up 5 pounds of fresh shrimp.... Oh i can't wait. He is an insane fisherman hah. The last two weeks he brought back something like 200+ fish he caught, of all types.

Let me know whenever you want to meet up. Pretty much after Thanksgiving I have nothing going on.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Alan Georges on November 11, 2012, 12:35:53 PM
yeah it grows on you fast too. i just realized that you're not too far away from me! maybe after the holidays we can all get like a meet and greet somewhere? maybe a sports bar or something on the north shore. i'm down for anything. i know we got some peeps in Mississippi that aren't too far either. i always wonder where all us like minded southern preppers are

I'd definitely be up for that.  Somewhere in the gap between New Year's and Carnival season, but I could likely squeak in a meet-up between Thanksgiving and Christmas if that suits more folks.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on November 11, 2012, 07:51:35 PM
Iam over here in Ponchatoula. Where is the Chimes located in Covington? I have seen it.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on November 11, 2012, 07:52:34 PM
Iam also good to squeak in a meet-up between the holidays.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Alan Georges on November 11, 2012, 09:49:51 PM
Iam over here in Ponchatoula. Where is the Chimes located in Covington? I have seen it.
http://www.thechimes.com/the-chimes-covington/locations/
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19130+West+Front+Street,+Covington,+LA+70433&hl=en&ll=30.465543,-90.065575&spn=0.102241,0.161533&sll=30.298823,-89.33757&sspn=0.204831,0.323067&hnear=19130+W+Front+St,+Covington,+Louisiana+70433&t=m&z=13
Right off of I-12.  Never been there myself, but it looks easy to find.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on November 12, 2012, 09:18:39 AM
http://www.thechimes.com/the-chimes-covington/locations/
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=19130+West+Front+Street,+Covington,+LA+70433&hl=en&ll=30.465543,-90.065575&spn=0.102241,0.161533&sll=30.298823,-89.33757&sspn=0.204831,0.323067&hnear=19130+W+Front+St,+Covington,+Louisiana+70433&t=m&z=13
Right off of I-12.  Never been there myself, but it looks easy to find.

Yeah you literally get off on the 190 exit (the main covington exit) and just before you get to where the downtown area is you take a left at a light.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on November 13, 2012, 05:42:19 AM
Ok, thanks now it jogs my memory. Its in the same direction you turn to go downtown towards the farmer's market.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on November 13, 2012, 06:26:15 PM
Ok, thanks now it jogs my memory. Its in the same direction you turn to go downtown towards the farmer's market.
Yup. I'm there every Saturday.

I was actually in your neck of the woods today. I dropped my wife off at the airport and instead of going back over the causeway went around. Traffic looked awful going back into New Orleans.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on November 14, 2012, 07:46:43 PM
I might try to make it to the farmers market this weekend if I can pull it off. Hope to see you there.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on November 16, 2012, 08:34:57 AM
Finally made it home from offshore. Turkey day with the family this year ;D
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on November 16, 2012, 02:13:52 PM
@Hammerwrench, Welcome back.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on November 16, 2012, 02:32:28 PM
welcome back! glad you weren't out there today. we lost 2+ people today and 4 went to the burn unit in critical condition folks. send ur thoughts/prayers out to the families. i can't imagine what they must be going through
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on November 16, 2012, 04:37:44 PM
A friend of mine got called out earlier today to try to recover the body's.  Sounds like the two missing guys were blown off the platform during the initial blast.  My thoughts and prayers to all the family's.   
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on November 16, 2012, 06:46:22 PM
I would be down for a meet, not too far for me from the great state of Livingston Parish.  It would depend on my schedule and the wife's. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on November 17, 2012, 09:12:57 AM
A friend of mine got called out earlier today to try to recover the body's.  Sounds like the two missing guys were blown off the platform during the initial blast.  My thoughts and prayers to all the family's.   

the platform was down for routine maintenance. the blast was caused by a cutting torch and an oil pipe. very common industrial work. i guess the pipe wasn't drained enough. :( so very sad.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on November 17, 2012, 12:22:31 PM
Somebody was not paying attention to detail.  From what I am hearing, the contractor involved was Grand island Shipyard.  I have worked with them on multiple occasions.  I know they have a protocol when cutting into pipelines that contains or used to contain hydrocarbons.  Basically, when in doubt cold cut, ie. reciprocating saw or the like.  Usually a hole is drilled into the pipeline in question and atmospheric testing is performed inside the line.  If hydrocarbons are present the line is flushed out until safe for hot work.

Of course none of that will comfort the injured and their families now.

On a brighter note, anyone going to the Renaissance festival?  I know I'll be there with the fam next Saturday.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on November 17, 2012, 02:07:09 PM
yeah a portaband coulda cut it just fine. takes a whole longer but hindsight i guess. i'm actually thinking about going to the ren fest. i'll let ya know if i do!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on November 18, 2012, 06:33:45 AM
 yeah, I know its no comfort to the family but I worked offshore for a while and the protocols are there for a reason and not put there by a desk jockey trying to justify their position. as you say on a brighter note. I thought about going to the Ren festival but the kids wanted to go to Camp Moore for the Civil War re-enactment later today. It was 10a -4p yesterday and today.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on November 18, 2012, 09:13:50 AM
that sounds like fun. it's always cool to see the powder rise and hear the cannons go off and what not
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on November 19, 2012, 07:39:48 PM
welcome back! glad you weren't out there today. we lost 2+ people today and 4 went to the burn unit in critical condition folks. send ur thoughts/prayers out to the families. i can't imagine what they must be going through
Wow that really sucks...

My wife who is starting with chevron was actually working that the place that blew up this summer (she wasn't there but was there last summer). She told me about a guy who was out there that was walking off where he shouldn't have been and fell through the soil and immediately burnt to a crisp. Dangerous ass work.

Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on November 19, 2012, 07:42:03 PM
yeah, I know its no comfort to the family but I worked offshore for a while and the protocols are there for a reason and not put there by a desk jockey trying to justify their position. as you say on a brighter note. I thought about going to the Ren festival but the kids wanted to go to Camp Moore for the Civil War re-enactment later today. It was 10a -4p yesterday and today.

Whenever I grow my beard back out (like my avatar) I wouldn't mind joining in on one. =)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on December 18, 2012, 08:08:12 PM
anyone start 13skills?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on December 20, 2012, 07:17:29 AM
Sadly no.  By the lack of responses it seems everyone is busy this holiday season.  Hopefully I will get some time after  new years.


Happy Holidays Everyone!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on December 20, 2012, 03:48:18 PM
happy christmas/haunacka/_______ everyone! be safe!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on December 21, 2012, 03:55:53 PM
Sadly no.  By the lack of responses it seems everyone is busy this holiday season.  Hopefully I will get some time after  new years.


Happy Holidays Everyone!

Sigh.... I started an account and got about half way through it and just... well was working too hard to do it. The moment jack mentioned it (the first time) we actually wrote on our giant white board skills. I think the wifey started her account already. Although I must mention after Jack repeatedly mentioned how people needed to stop putting up skills only to say "completed" i was kind of blown away at how many people were doing that.

2013 literally isn't even here and people have "completed new skills for 2013." Really? Wow. I'm a software developer and reading some of the "computer skills" completed goals appalled me. "Been doing it for 20 years... I've got this." Ok douche you've learned everything you can possibly learn. Nothing more to learn there. Note the only skills you mention are web skills and zero application or linux skills. Noted. Ok rant over.

SO WHEN ARE WE MEETIN' UP???? New years plans anyone....????
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on December 22, 2012, 08:55:11 PM
Sigh.... I started an account and got about half way through it and just... well was working too hard to do it. The moment jack mentioned it (the first time) we actually wrote on our giant white board skills. I think the wifey started her account already. Although I must mention after Jack repeatedly mentioned how people needed to stop putting up skills only to say "completed" i was kind of blown away at how many people were doing that.

dude my wife started an account as well. it's pretty awesome.
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2013 literally isn't even here and people have "completed new skills for 2013." Really? Wow. I'm a software developer and reading some of the "computer skills" completed goals appalled me. "Been doing it for 20 years... I've got this." Ok douche you've learned everything you can possibly learn. Nothing more to learn there. Note the only skills you mention are web skills and zero application or linux skills. Noted. Ok rant over.

LOL! FUNNY! yeah it's pretty annoying. i don't know why some of the people think they need to flaunt/exaggerate to us. just shows low self esteem. i put that i'll NEVER complete a skill. i'll keep adding more to the list though. you can never master a skill. i don't care how long you've done it.
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SO WHEN ARE WE MEETIN' UP???? New years plans anyone....????

we're going up to North Carolina with my family to a 3 story cabin for a week. it's gonna be fun! after the new year we should do something.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on December 23, 2012, 01:24:21 PM
dude my wife started an account as well. it's pretty awesome.
LOL! FUNNY! yeah it's pretty annoying. i don't know why some of the people think they need to flaunt/exaggerate to us. just shows low self esteem. i put that i'll NEVER complete a skill. i'll keep adding more to the list though. you can never master a skill. i don't care how long you've done it.
we're going up to North Carolina with my family to a 3 story cabin for a week. it's gonna be fun! after the new year we should do something.

Yeah no kidding. Its my personality to really laser in on know it alls and people who chest pound. I just completely did not understand why anybody would even bother putting anything on there. I like the site, REALLY like the idea, but I have no desire to put check in the boxes on the internet. Last time I checked that doesn't add one cent of additional skill to my plate, nor does it further my goals to more self sufficiency. I've got alot of work to do. A hell of a lot.

I do like the idea of being more organized, and or, setting smaller goals throughout the year to achieve. I actually have about a million skills I'm currently in the process of working on. To the point where I really don't even have a whole lot of time away from them to do much of anything else. In fact I shouldn't even be on here as I have a lot of integrated farming code using arduinos to write.....

Yeah I guess we can try here in a few weeks to get a meet together goin' up around h'ya.



Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on December 23, 2012, 01:48:31 PM
what's ur name on 13 skills? mine's Louisiana Suvivor and the wife's is amlchs. they don't have a good way to find friends or add them. i'd like to watch and encourage everyone and what not.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on January 01, 2013, 10:32:13 AM
what's ur name on 13 skills? mine's Louisiana Suvivor and the wife's is amlchs. they don't have a good way to find friends or add them. i'd like to watch and encourage everyone and what not.

Just finished my first pass of it. I sent in a request for Mathematics. That is something I am probably going to start working on soon as a side project. My goal (for that) is to finally finish learning all of the regular engineering level calculus and perhaps some other topics. Relearn Matrices and the like. I have actually over the past two years kind of taken a serious effort to educate myself and I'm going to keep it up by branching out. I got my current position from studying computer science and significantly opened my world.

Anyyyyways. My account is Trjg and my wife's is Aniera.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on January 12, 2013, 09:01:16 AM
just found ya and followed ya. couldn't find your wife though. it's hard to find people LOL
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on January 23, 2013, 10:54:51 AM
well guys get ready for the rationing. I went to academy to troll through the gun bar and noticed signs everywhere limiting the amount of ammo you can purchase and only allowing 1 firearm transaction per 7 day period. After reading this I left and pondered what would happen if this was food.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on January 26, 2013, 10:24:03 PM
Crazy I have not looked anywhere for ammo, other than walmart when grocery shopping.  I am about to head over to the how to store rice and beans threads to get my longer term food storage started. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on January 28, 2013, 02:33:17 PM
well guys get ready for the rationing. I went to academy to troll through the gun bar and noticed signs everywhere limiting the amount of ammo you can purchase and only allowing 1 firearm transaction per 7 day period. After reading this I left and pondered what would happen if this was food.

Yup completely right. I saw it the other day at Walmart when I was getting a primitive weapons license. I've been thinking alot about this. I should have considered panic buying a bit more awhile back but I recently told my wife "Don't think this won't happen to other things sometime down the road."

The other day I purchased a Saiga rifle for about double what it would have been about 6 months ago. Luckily i have a bit of extra money available so I could buy a pretty nice one compared to a base model. Those guys are going for 3 to 5 times their old price. I think there is a price point that regular "panic buyers" aren't going to pay.

I've noticed online that ammo is completely out of stock unless you buy more expensive varieties. (Or kinds that nobody is buying, 3006 comes to mind). 308 is completely sold out. Luckily the guy who i bought the Saiga from (its a Saiga 308) is selling me 660 rounds for 400 bucks plus shipping...... talk about a steal..
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on January 28, 2013, 02:34:24 PM
Crazy I have not looked anywhere for ammo, other than walmart when grocery shopping.  I am about to head over to the how to store rice and beans threads to get my longer term food storage started.
I'm not sure if you've seen the "Bucket Project" videos on youtube (old TSP videos) but I recommend them. I watched them the other day and I'm adjusting how we do our bucket preps.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on January 30, 2013, 06:20:33 PM
I'm not sure if you've seen the "Bucket Project" videos on youtube (old TSP videos) but I recommend them. I watched them the other day and I'm adjusting how we do our bucket preps.
I watched them when he first put them up. Iam thinking about doing this for the basics i.e. a one week supply of pasta, beans, dry bread ingredients, and basic seasonings such as Tony's. I used the $45 week menu I found online for the basis of the contents. I plan on making 2 of them this week. I will let you know it works and post some pics.
As far as ammo I went ahead and stocked up on shotgun shells for next hunting season (case of 12 and 20) before they start running out. I saw the buckshot and slugs were completely gone. I guess them fella's who bought them all don't know how to make "cut shells" out of low brass #8 shot. :)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on January 30, 2013, 08:04:27 PM
I watched them when he first put them up. Iam thinking about doing this for the basics i.e. a one week supply of pasta, beans, dry bread ingredients, and basic seasonings such as Tony's. I used the $45 week menu I found online for the basis of the contents. I plan on making 2 of them this week. I will let you know it works and post some pics.
As far as ammo I went ahead and stocked up on shotgun shells for next hunting season (case of 12 and 20) before they start running out. I saw the buckshot and slugs were completely gone. I guess them fella's who bought them all don't know how to make "cut shells" out of low brass #8 shot. :)

Tony's eh? Looking on storing up an obnoxious level of salt? I'm a slap ya mama fan personally. =) My uncle and his family swears by Tony's. For thanksgiving we had a deep fried turkey covered in tony's. Before thanksgiving i was asking him how he does his turkey. "Tony's. Just take tony's and cover the bird red.".... Nice.. haha It was extremely salty, but daaaaaamn good.

Yeah i forgot that I actually bought bulk ammo like 7 or so months ago. Something like 500-700 shotgun shells and like 500 45 ACP. I was actually thinking about selling the 45 acp (my 1911 is broke and I'm not going to fix it, at least anytime soon). Prices are high.... might be a good time to sell, particularly to make up for how much I'll pay for calibers i'm using or have functional weapons for.... I have a sweet Saiga 12 shotgun I modded myself. Its my baby. The thing is a tank. I actually need to go to the range they have down the road. I know where it is now, and I definitely gotta go. The saiga 308 was just shipped so i guess when that baby comes in... oh yeah its on.






Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on January 31, 2013, 06:27:16 AM
Are you talking about Tallow Creek?  I have wondered about that one.  I heard it was sold to make way for a subdivision.

I vote for Tony's. On the barge I work on we have 3 shakers,  salt, pepper, and Tony's on every table in the galley.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on February 01, 2013, 02:48:40 PM
Are you talking about Tallow Creek?  I have wondered about that one.  I heard it was sold to make way for a subdivision.

I vote for Tony's. On the barge I work on we have 3 shakers,  salt, pepper, and Tony's on every table in the galley.

Yeah tallow's creek. If it was sold thats news to me. Their signage is still up and all that. My neighbor mentioned it not too long ago about going.... Perhaps I should try and go next weekend with him...

Why would you need salt if you have Tony's? That just doesn't make any sense. Anything I cook i generally replace the salt with Cajun seasoning... like i said, Slap Ya Mama. =) You know the hot stuff... The "Hot" version of Slap Ya Mama... is phewwwwwww. Not bad for a regular ol' seasoning.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on February 02, 2013, 11:33:22 AM
What are y'all talking about!?!?!? Lol. It's all about crystal hot sauce!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on February 04, 2013, 11:39:00 AM
What are y'all talking about!?!?!? Lol. It's all about crystal hot sauce!
Any self-respecting prepper makes their own hot sauce and leaves the Tabasco/Crystal/Louisiana debate for the tourists and grasshoppers.  ;D

Jalapeno, tabasco, habanero, and chile arbol + vinegar + salt = AngusBangus' Slap Yo Mama Iffen You Can See'er Through The Tears Sauce
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on February 04, 2013, 11:39:53 AM
What are y'all talking about!?!?!? Lol. It's all about crystal hot sauce!
Any self-respecting prepper makes their own hot sauce and leaves the Tabasco/Crystal/Louisiana debate for the tourists and grasshoppers.  ;D

Jalapeno, tabasco, habanero, and chile arbol + vinegar + salt = AngusBangus' Slap Yo Mama Iffen You Can See'er Through The Tears Sauce

Oh... and you shouldn't need somebody from Mississippi to tell you that  ;)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on February 04, 2013, 05:01:21 PM
No garden yet. Ill be making some next year. And I always buy local.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on February 05, 2013, 03:33:24 PM
I usually go to the Honey Island range for pistol and rifle and occasional clay pigeons. I looked into going to Covey Rise out in Husser but the price was crazy. For a round $25 plus you have to purchase their ammo. On I brighter note Iam have not signed up for 13 and 13 but I did see Iam in the FCC registry for Ham lic. KF5TQT, now Iam waiting on the radio I bought to come in.   :)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on February 05, 2013, 03:39:35 PM
@LA Survivor. I am thinking about not gardening this year either, due work and time constraints. I plan to focus on becoming very knowledgeable on growing and using basil, parlsey, cilantro, oregano, and rosemary.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on February 05, 2013, 05:19:56 PM
I only have a few potted herbs like basil thyme and oregano. The basil is a monster and with some sun and water it thrived. The same for the thyme. The oregano got to big and stunted growth and thus production. We want to grow peppers cucumbers tomatoes milatons and have a few it and fruit trees if we buy the lot next door.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on February 06, 2013, 05:46:02 AM
I only have a few potted herbs like basil thyme and oregano. The basil is a monster and with some sun and water it thrived. The same for the thyme. The oregano got to big and stunted growth and thus production. We want to grow peppers cucumbers tomatoes milatons and have a few it and fruit trees if we buy the lot next door.
I found out from DW last night the highschool Ag department will be selling transplants again this year. I guess I wil grow  a small garden this year and help support the Ag department. I think I will request the creole tomatos, cucumbers, and peppers and leave it at that this year.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on February 13, 2013, 02:47:35 PM
@LA Survivor. I am thinking about not gardening this year either, due work and time constraints. I plan to focus on becoming very knowledgeable on growing and using basil, parlsey, cilantro, oregano, and rosemary.

I have definitely planted a bunch more herbs because they're growable in pots and I'd like to use alot more fresh seasonings (not to mention making my own).
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on February 13, 2013, 02:54:08 PM
I only have a few potted herbs like basil thyme and oregano. The basil is a monster and with some sun and water it thrived. The same for the thyme. The oregano got to big and stunted growth and thus production. We want to grow peppers cucumbers tomatoes milatons and have a few it and fruit trees if we buy the lot next door.

I've got quite a big list of things going at the moment. I'm doing sprouting right now for 2 square foot garden beds with two T12 light fixtures I bought. They were originally going to be used for aquaponics but my first attempt was a total disaster so its back to the drawing board on that.

Right now i'm growing in the beds, two types of garlic, probably 4 types of lettuce (having very bad germination rates surprisingly...), two different types of onions, some broccoli, radish, mustard greens, planted some okra and squash.

I am sprouting, broccoli, lettuce (even more, with ok germination rates...), thyme, basil, habeneros, zuccini, 3 types of tomatoes, squash, spinach, okra, and stevia (can't wait). I ran out of room under the lights, so I'll probably wait till some of these grow up a bit mor ebefore i get some more started.

The beds are covered with plastic (and have been since being made) and other than LATELY WITH ALL THIS DAMN RAIN, they have done really really well. I'm actually getting ready to finally start harvesting the radishes, and soon the mustards. The broccoli has quite a ways to go, and I think a lettuce or two is finally getting to the point where I might be able to pull something off of it in a few weeks. I think once I get some sun stuff will start taking off again.

I also have a window box with a big ass basil plant, thyme and rosemary growing in it. The basil is a work horse and the others have been just kind of lazily producing.

Never grown anything in my life before December.  :)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on February 13, 2013, 02:56:32 PM
I found out from DW last night the highschool Ag department will be selling transplants again this year. I guess I wil grow  a small garden this year and help support the Ag department. I think I will request the creole tomatos, cucumbers, and peppers and leave it at that this year.

Reading this just reminded me I'm also sprouting a few cucumbers. Haven't seen anything yet. I should look into if there are any similar things around here. The wifey wants fruit so..... i'm not sure what I can do in those regards considering where I'm at right now I can't plant anything (nor would I want to because I'm coming close to selecting a new house/homestead).
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on February 20, 2013, 04:06:51 PM
Reading this just reminded me I'm also sprouting a few cucumbers. Haven't seen anything yet. I should look into if there are any similar things around here. The wifey wants fruit so..... i'm not sure what I can do in those regards considering where I'm at right now I can't plant anything (nor would I want to because I'm coming close to selecting a new house/homestead).
@TRJG. I apologize for just now responding. Massively busy at work. Iam currently cleaning up email and saw the repsonse. Since you are looking to move I agree with you on keeping it mobile this year. I have got to get the beds cleaned out and ready to go this weekend if the rain holds out long enough.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on February 21, 2013, 02:45:54 PM
@TRJG. I apologize for just now responding. Massively busy at work. Iam currently cleaning up email and saw the repsonse. Since you are looking to move I agree with you on keeping it mobile this year. I have got to get the beds cleaned out and ready to go this weekend if the rain holds out long enough.
No worries!

We've actually selected the place we're going to buy and signed the contract. Next monday will be the inspection and all of that. Its one of those properties that in comparison to everything we've looked at has the greatest potential and we can hit the ground like truly running.

Its out in Bush, and ironically its a street over from my uncle's.
All 4 cucumbers I planted have woken up. Actually almost every single thing I'm sprouting has come up now, and is doing pretty good. Although I haven't seen any of the habeneros, and the stevia I'm trying is just a tiny little leaf. I need to do significantly more research than I have about these plants.

I'm actually considering starting a Louisiana permaculture/growing blog. I really haven't seen much of anything online about specific stuff with growing in louisiana and everyone at the farmers market is definitely not doing anything innovative to say the least. I'm actually quite enjoying experimenting, and so long as I am currently employed I should probably do almost exclusively experimenting while I can.

I'll need to get way more organized though. I barely have a listing of everything I'm growing, and I damn sure don't have any journal entries really about their progress. (That'll have to change). Good thing is when I moved I'll have quite the room to do this. I'd like to basically do a full range of experimenting with growing pretty much anything in any kind of container or ground. Although I'm waiting for the Geoff Lawton videos to show up.... Who knows maybe i'll watch them and think something totally different.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: conservative01 on February 24, 2013, 01:07:52 PM
@TRIJG. Man, that is awesome that ya'll found a place. I have been through Bush several times and looks like a good place for a homestead and southeast LA permaculture experiments. Iam pretty much in that phase of life with kids who have a life that moving out to the country is out the question, although I can't complain b/c the neighbor I live in has 1 acre lots and no restrictions just common sense and courtesy and everybody here is established. I have decided the only planting Iam going to do this year are the transplants from the Ag dept at the highschool. You are right though about a journal. I really need to start one this year so I can start comparing what went right and what went wrong. Catch ya later.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on February 26, 2013, 01:13:54 PM
@TRIJG. Man, that is awesome that ya'll found a place. I have been through Bush several times and looks like a good place for a homestead and southeast LA permaculture experiments. Iam pretty much in that phase of life with kids who have a life that moving out to the country is out the question, although I can't complain b/c the neighbor I live in has 1 acre lots and no restrictions just common sense and courtesy and everybody here is established. I have decided the only planting Iam going to do this year are the transplants from the Ag dept at the highschool. You are right though about a journal. I really need to start one this year so I can start comparing what went right and what went wrong. Catch ya later.

The more I go back to the property the more I'm like yes lets do this. I think it has incredible potential and the price that we're paying is definitely way better than anything else in its class.
If i could figure out how I can post pictures I would...

You know you could always get an acre or two of lot land and build a garden on it. There is literally an acre of land across the street from the house we're going to buy that is for sale. I might consider putting in an offer for it to basically turn it into either a 1 acre pasture / grasses, or permaculture the hell out of it.

Its 8.45 acres. I did measurements on google earth and just over 1 acre is cleared, and the rest is pines. Most of which isn't brush. The house is 3 bedroom 2 full bath, made in early 2005. I think its around... 1500 square foot. Huge ceilings in every room and the attic is huge. It has a metal workshop that is 50 x 30, with another 25 x 30 over hang. (this workshop is pretty much any mans paradise haha). The only problem is, it isn't insulated so I will be buying MANY industrial sized fans to get air to go through it. Luckily it has 2 massive rolling doors on both sides so i could literally make a wind tunnel going through it. Hell maybe i could think of a few alternative cooling techniques for there? We are paying 230 for the place.


If you haven't gotten the Geoff Lawton dvds I highly recommend them. Particularly (unlike jack's pick) I would highly recommend the Soils one, the water one, and the food forest ones. I finally got them all in on Friday last week. Watched 1 or 2 of them a day and I'd say i'm definitely ready to get moving. I actually laughed the whole way through it because of the number of specific phrases that Jack says all the time, coming straight out of the sources mouth. Now I see where /why jack says the things he says....

The Urban one is decent for just getting a vague idea of how insanely crazy dense people are getting with their setups (maybe that would be good for you), but the others are much more instructional, and have specific "recipes" explained.  I'm sure on your acre you could be loaded to the brim with productive plantings.  I think really it would have alot to do with whether or not the miss' is board. Mine on pretty almost every topic is 100% right there with me. She loves outdoors so if i turned our yard into a jungle of ponds and food, she'd be ok with it.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on February 26, 2013, 01:15:12 PM
Speaking of which.

WE NEED TO GET A MEET UP GOING. My wife actually found in the paper around here that they're having like dozens and dozens of free classes on basically preparedness topics. We're thinking about going to some.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on March 04, 2013, 07:19:35 AM
All this talk about gardens is making me slightly jealous.  My work schedule severely limits my participation in gardening.  My wife, bless her heart, has a black thumb.  She tries but if you tell her something to help, she does the opposite.  Resorted to leaving gardening books laying around and hoping she takes the hint.  Maybe this year I'll get some tomatoes.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on March 05, 2013, 08:16:41 AM
All this talk about gardens is making me slightly jealous.  My work schedule severely limits my participation in gardening.  My wife, bless her heart, has a black thumb.  She tries but if you tell her something to help, she does the opposite.  Resorted to leaving gardening books laying around and hoping she takes the hint.  Maybe this year I'll get some tomatoes.

Many say you're supposed to plant under the moonlight... so just tell the wife you're planting the garden after Saturday Night Live! :)

If you're wife is contrarian to your ideas, maybe you could start talking about them and then dismiss them. "I don't want to do it that way... it would never work." Just a thought.

Good luck. Gardening can definitely be harrowing until you start getting a rhythm... (maybe years)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on March 06, 2013, 07:14:18 AM
Many say you're supposed to plant under the moonlight... so just tell the wife you're planting the garden after Saturday Night Live! :)

If you're wife is contrarian to your ideas, maybe you could start talking about them and then dismiss them. "I don't want to do it that way... it would never work." Just a thought.

Good luck. Gardening can definitely be harrowing until you start getting a rhythm... (maybe years)

Thanks Bangus,

Unfortunately the night thing wont work either.  I work offshore 200+ days a year.  I may have exaggerated a wee bit on how contrarian the wife is.  She has a lot on her plate running a household while I'm gone.  I don't know how she finds time for everything. 2 kids, dogs, cats, horses, chickens, ducks, ect.  When I am home it is a balancing act prioritizing.  Unfortunately, gardening does not get the time it deserves.  You are right, finding a rhythm takes time.  This year, to help the time crunch, I'm installing a below ground water line out to the raised beds.  Should beat dragging the hose back and forth.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on March 08, 2013, 09:50:17 AM
All this talk about gardens is making me slightly jealous.  My work schedule severely limits my participation in gardening.  My wife, bless her heart, has a black thumb.  She tries but if you tell her something to help, she does the opposite.  Resorted to leaving gardening books laying around and hoping she takes the hint.  Maybe this year I'll get some tomatoes.
Yikes!

Well that's ok. You guys have any local farmers or CSA's in your area? That's probably the next best thing I guess.
I think alot of what I have going on is going to turn into container gardening. Already almost mid March, it'll be a few more weeks till we move into our new place and I still gotta get it ready for doing any kind of planting.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on March 08, 2013, 06:36:39 PM
WE NEED TO GET A MEET UP GOING.

Did someone say Meet Up?  Lets pick something and go with it, I am game if I am off work and we are not driving to Monroe for this. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on March 09, 2013, 09:28:02 AM
Did someone say Meet Up?  Lets pick something and go with it, I am game if I am off work and we are not driving to Monroe for this.

Maybe we should remind each other where we live and then pick where is in the middle of the group/ better location.

Covington/Bush, LA
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on March 09, 2013, 11:53:17 AM
Chalmette, la/St. Bernard parish area.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on March 09, 2013, 12:55:49 PM
Denham Springs
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on March 10, 2013, 09:05:04 AM
Robert/Ponchatoula
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on March 14, 2013, 11:40:55 AM
Thanks Bangus,

Unfortunately the night thing wont work either.  I work offshore 200+ days a year.  I may have exaggerated a wee bit on how contrarian the wife is.  She has a lot on her plate running a household while I'm gone.  I don't know how she finds time for everything. 2 kids, dogs, cats, horses, chickens, ducks, ect.  When I am home it is a balancing act prioritizing.  Unfortunately, gardening does not get the time it deserves.  You are right, finding a rhythm takes time.  This year, to help the time crunch, I'm installing a below ground water line out to the raised beds.  Should beat dragging the hose back and forth.

Say no more, man. Being gone half the time means you have to spend triple-time at home with the kids. I've been there with Uncle Sam.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on March 19, 2013, 06:31:43 PM
It's looking to me that the middle area is basically something like Hammond/Ponchatula. Well Hammer. Any good places around there? I've got a cousin who lives about around that area.

It seems that basically we all live along I-12, (except for Louisiana Survivor....).


In other news, me and the little lady signed up to go to Ben Falks Permaculture design course in August. Pretty psyched. I think its going to be one of the last times in quite some time that we'll be able to get out of the area for 2 weeks with little issues.

Also we closed on our house today! Wooo hooo. 8.5 acres in Bush here we come. Went out there earlier for the final inspection and my mind was blowing up with ideas and vision of what i'd like to do.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on March 20, 2013, 05:21:50 AM
I got a buddy that lives in Hammond ans my sister goes to southeastern. Ill ask them. What kinda place we thinking?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on March 20, 2013, 02:01:51 PM
Nothing really jumps into my mind accept maybe Middendorfs down in Manchac  http://middendorfsrestaurant.com/ (http://middendorfsrestaurant.com/)

Are y'all thinking bar, restaurant or something else.  There are plenty of bars and restaurants in downtown Hammond.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on March 20, 2013, 04:39:31 PM
Nothing really jumps into my mind accept maybe Middendorfs down in Manchac  http://middendorfsrestaurant.com/ (http://middendorfsrestaurant.com/)

Are y'all thinking bar, restaurant or something else.  There are plenty of bars and restaurants in downtown Hammond.

Nice looking little place. Any place with good beers and tasty bar food sounds good to me!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on March 20, 2013, 06:14:47 PM
A place to bullshit eat drink and get to know each other sounds good
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on March 20, 2013, 10:32:08 PM
Oohhh.. Middendorf's - haven't been there in years. I'm up in Jackson, MS, but Hammond is pretty doable. Did y'all discuss timing yet?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on March 21, 2013, 07:51:29 AM
Oohhh.. Middendorf's - haven't been there in years. I'm up in Jackson, MS, but Hammond is pretty doable. Did y'all discuss timing yet?

Oh that's not too far away. Hell Hammond actually just makes that even more realistic as a middle area.
Hadn't discussed timing.

I'm actually quite good whenever. We've closed on our house so I've got nothing but time.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on March 21, 2013, 08:32:55 AM
My schedule is allways screwed up.  Like I tell the family, go ahead and make plans, you never know I may actually be around.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on April 04, 2013, 07:20:11 PM
Hammond looks to be pretty much central located like you said.  Ponchatoula may be a little better, but I am not sure what there is down there.

Trjg                     - Covington/Bush             -22 miles to Hammond
Louisiana Suvivor - Chalmette/St. Bernard    -65 miles
Blu                      - Denham Springs            -34 miles
Hammerwrench    - Robert/Ponchatoula        -can walk
AngusBangus       - Jackson Ms.                   -132 miles

This is open to anyone, not just the above listed.  Trjg is coordinating this because he has the most facial hair.

As far as Hammond Restaurants a quick search on
http://www.urbanspoon.com/n/187/21502/Louisiana/Hammond-restaurants (http://www.urbanspoon.com/n/187/21502/Louisiana/Hammond-restaurants)

Brings up quiet a few, these are 2 that I have eaten at, just in different locations.  I am up for anything, just wanted to get some ideas out there. 

Dons Seafood & Steak House is close to the interstate
1915 S Morrison Blvd 
Hammond, LA
(985) 345-8550

Seafood, Steakhouse, Cajun/Creole
$$$ Happy Hour, Kid Friendly, Romantic, Late Night, Free Wi-Fi, Outdoor Dining

La Carreta  is in town more and will be cheaper, but not romantic
108 NW Railroad Ave 
Hammond, LA
(985) 419-9990

Mexican
$$ Happy Hour, Late Night, Live Music, Free Wi-Fi, Outdoor Dining

Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on April 05, 2013, 06:37:21 AM
Hammond is good for me. I'd rather not do carrettas just outta some bad experiences. Still trying to get my sister to text me back about the restaurants she may have heard are good. Dons sound good.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on April 05, 2013, 06:38:37 AM
Of the two Blu suggested I would suggest Carreta's.  Good variety of mexican cuisine, I reccomend the fish tacos.

Another option in downtown Hammond is the Mariner's Inn.  Good burgers and fries type food. They also have outdoor tables.
http://www.themarinersinn.com/ (http://www.themarinersinn.com/)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on April 05, 2013, 10:46:44 AM
Of the two Blu suggested I would suggest Carreta's.  Good variety of mexican cuisine, I reccomend the fish tacos.

Another option in downtown Hammond is the Mariner's Inn.  Good burgers and fries type food. They also have outdoor tables.
http://www.themarinersinn.com/ (http://www.themarinersinn.com/)

That looks pretty good. And yes I like outside sitting myself.

Oh and blu. Wait till you see what it looks like now. I actually shaved off that beard about 4 months after taking that photo, and have since grown it out (since october 20th). Now its big on all sides, and longer. As my cousin says "you look like a mountain man." My reply? "exactly". hah
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on April 11, 2013, 08:28:06 AM
Well guys we need to get this thing going. I know that the added support from Louisiana preppers would help me a ton. I sometimes feel so alone being a prepper. You know what I mean? Having a few people to discuss things and bounce around ideas and share experiences is what I'm looking forward to. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on April 11, 2013, 10:02:43 AM
Saturday 7:30pm in Hammond?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on April 11, 2013, 10:31:55 AM
Saturday 7:30pm in Hammond?

I think I could probably do that.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on April 11, 2013, 11:17:22 AM
Damn lol I have a buddies suprise b day party in Slidell at 6:30????
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on April 11, 2013, 01:26:33 PM
I might be able to make that.  FYI, the strawberry festival is this weekend in Ponchatoula.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on April 12, 2013, 05:27:11 AM
Damn lol I have a buddies suprise b day party in Slidell at 6:30????

Ooooh.  I actually wouldn't be opposed to doing it next weekend considering we still really haven't finished unpacking and the sort here. Not to mention its already april 12th, and I've only got one bed completed and about a million and a half seeds i want to get started!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on April 12, 2013, 05:31:55 AM
I am good with 19th or 20th. It would have to be around 8 pm for me due to work.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on April 13, 2013, 02:39:18 PM
I am good with 19th or 20th. It would have to be around 8 pm for me due to work.

I am good for 19 or 20 for sure.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on April 16, 2013, 02:51:57 PM
Are we getting together this weekend? 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on April 16, 2013, 05:53:45 PM
I can probably on the 20th if we havent closed on the house. We have sister in laws birthday party in Slidell for 1 but if we can we can get out there for around 630 7 pm. I'll definitely know and have a final answer for y'all for Friday.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on April 17, 2013, 08:05:46 AM
I could get the phone call to go offshore any moment.  I'm probably 50/50 as of this morning.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on April 17, 2013, 10:43:13 PM
LASIK... can't make it.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on April 20, 2013, 06:22:22 AM
0% chance for me today, got the call yesterday.

It's like herding cat's around here.  I suggest that we pick a set time, place, and date.  Such as, the 2nd Saturday of even number months at a specific location.  It could be a revolving location. Hammond is a good central location and easy for me to get to, but I wouldn't mind seeing new places.

Any  thoughts?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on April 20, 2013, 06:55:38 AM
No go for me. I am forced into working 16 hrs today and tomorrow.  I love when other people feel there personal life is more important than yours, and decide to not come to work on the weekend.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on April 20, 2013, 08:33:19 AM
Yeah I think we'll try another weekend. Lol
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on April 21, 2013, 06:29:10 PM
I'm glad everyone else had schedule conflicts as well. Went down to the Plaqueman parish crawfish boil yesterday with my uncle. Some mighty gooooood eatin.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on May 01, 2013, 05:10:12 AM
So we closed on our house Monday and have already started to move in. It's in violet, la so we're still representing St. Bernard parish. We know 5 families in the three block subdivision and they know everyone else. Only 2 entry points and it has the 40 aren't behind us with woods on between. You only are in here if you have business here. 3 beds 2 baths 1 car garage and a huge 800 sq ft car port. Me and Alyssa are going to turn the garage into our shop. I'll keep y'all posted.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on May 02, 2013, 12:44:42 AM
I'm in NOLA this week. Staying on Canal and leaving Friday. Any of y'all up for a beer Thursday evening? in the CBD/quarter?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on May 02, 2013, 05:29:00 AM
Damn angus if it was any other time I'd drive over there but this week is crazy with the move. I'm really sorry bro but I'm gonna have to give you a rain check. :(
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on May 02, 2013, 06:03:54 AM
Fully understand. I intended to get the word out earlier this week. Ended up having to go to dinner with work folks. Mon/Tue night were enough such that I just stayed in last night and had a big scoop of Peanut Butter out of my BOB last night. Anyway, I'm back in action for tonight after 12 hours of sleep.

Rain check for LS... let me know if there are any other takers.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: vincent2 on May 14, 2013, 06:59:23 PM
new to the forum. greetings to everyone from Hammond!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: vincent2 on May 14, 2013, 07:38:52 PM
got a funny story. two years ago we got a rabbit. my daughter said she was lonely and needed a rabbit friend so we got another one. after one year we had 37. yeah. well someone told the fox and now we have none.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on May 15, 2013, 05:13:27 AM
Welcome roadtramp! Now we have 7 Louisiana members! We're a good group of guys so if you have questions we'll be glad to help you out.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: vincent2 on May 15, 2013, 12:28:43 PM
man oh man! is anyone paying attention to the fed. particularly the bond market? you know the "QE" :o
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: vincent2 on May 15, 2013, 12:57:02 PM
three of the tomatoe plants are full of baby fruit. come on tomato sandwich :) amazing what you can grow in a five gallon bucket.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: vincent2 on May 15, 2013, 03:17:21 PM
well, if you check the fed news they just initiated mass inflation. of course as they say "it will be taken in steps." so its time to step up the preps. everyone with me?!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on May 15, 2013, 07:04:42 PM
Things are definitely getting interesting. We need to get this meetup started so we know each other personally. We may have to barter and/or rely on each other for certain things. We gotta get our communities built and fast.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on May 17, 2013, 06:08:39 AM
new to the forum. greetings to everyone from Hammond!

Welcome to the forum neighbor.

No meet up for me for at least another 3 weeks. Trying to make up for a slow winter.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: vincent2 on May 24, 2013, 09:22:15 AM
august will be real interesting with the insertion of a new fed chairman or better yet chairwoman like janet yellen.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: vincent2 on May 24, 2013, 09:24:52 AM
oh yeah, finding a lot of ammo on the shelves again ;) my philosophy, get ammo then get guns. its worked for me so far
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on May 24, 2013, 04:41:27 PM
oh yeah, finding a lot of ammo on the shelves again ;) my philosophy, get ammo then get guns. its worked for me so far

So you buy ammo for guns you want to own?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on May 24, 2013, 10:06:41 PM
good for barter. buy when the cost is low and buy the gun at the gunshow.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on May 25, 2013, 09:39:21 AM
good for barter. buy when the cost is low and buy the gun at the gunshow.

"When the cost is low." When exactly is that? hahaha. Seen prices on 22? Phewwwwwww. The price of 308 is starting to come down, but I'm actually now seeing less auctions on GunBroker than I was before, not to mention the prices on GunBroker are still a little expensive considering traditional ammo places are starting to lower their prices.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on May 25, 2013, 10:44:17 AM
It's cheaper today than it will be tommorow. I still don't think that the price gouging is gonna be over anytime soon. I hope it drops. I'm gonna be buying a 9mm for muself and a 380 for the wife and would like to pay a reasonable price fr them lol
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on May 27, 2013, 07:00:23 AM
I haven't seen handgun prices on GunBroker be increased that much. While I wasn't looking at the rush time period, any pistol I've ever wanted, is still the same price it was.... i dunno 3 years ago when i was looking at them. They just haven't increased. Not the Ruger LCR, nor a Glock 23, nor any 1911. So you should be good on buying a handgun! The only prices I've seen that are like now perma-spiked are cheaper semi-auto rifles. The expensive ones really haven't gone up in the price, so the super decked out, or hand picked parts M-4 is still really the same price. Its the lower end of weapons like base model Saigas. I was so close to buying one about 2 years ago for about 350, and today they I think (last I checked) are sitting around 750 at the cheapest. During the madness they were about 1200 a piece. I think we will definitely be finally making a new pistol purchase in the next 2 - 3 months.

Now getting ammo for it is a totally different story. I'd say from the pistol ammo I've looked at and have compared, its 2 to 3 times more expensive than it was before hand. I'm also like you, I don't think its going down any time soon.

We actually finally went to the Honey Island Range (Highly recommend it, very nice) and they said they've really been hit hard by the ammo shortage and where they used to be too busy, they're now barely at capacity most days. I was thinking to myself the other day about this issue, and I had come to the conclusion there can't be too many people at the range. Most people aren't like me and viewing auctions of 200-1000 rounds of ammo for cheap. =)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on May 27, 2013, 05:19:25 PM
Next time you go to honey island let me know so we can meet up there we went a few weeks back and Alyssa's uncles go every other weekend.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on May 28, 2013, 05:45:24 AM
Next time you go to honey island let me know so we can meet up there we went a few weeks back and Alyssa's uncles go every other weekend.

Cool! Yeah ok. I went ahead and got the membership for the wife and I. We need to do more shooting, and now that I know that my new (used) Saiga needs some work, it looks like I'll have to go visit there after I get it looked at...
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on July 02, 2013, 08:08:49 AM
So the gulf temperatures are rocking 83-89 degrees right now. Is everybody getting their hurricane preps ready?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Alan Georges on July 02, 2013, 05:50:31 PM
So the gulf temperatures are rocking 83-89 degrees right now. Is everybody getting their hurricane preps ready?

Pretty much.  Two hours to run the last-minute checklist and board up, then we're ready to rock.  (Thanks for the reminder though, had to go scratch around for a copy of the checklist...)

How're y'all doing, LS?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on July 02, 2013, 06:28:56 PM
We're fully moved in and getting ready for our first hurricane season in our own home. Scary and exciting at once! We're about to order the generator for the house and we have the rest of the house ready to be secured. Just moving toward further self sufficiency. Slow steady steps. Me and the wife were discussing that our mortgage will be paid when I'm 55 and her 53 but we want it paid by 40. So we're now looking at shuffling our funds to better use them.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Alan Georges on July 03, 2013, 06:21:27 AM
We're fully moved in and getting ready for our first hurricane season in our own home. Scary and exciting at once!
Yes it is!  Congratulations though.  With your own place, it's soooo much easier to do preps like drilling for permanent window board mountings.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on July 03, 2013, 10:36:48 AM
We're fully moved in and getting ready for our first hurricane season in our own home. Scary and exciting at once! We're about to order the generator for the house and we have the rest of the house ready to be secured. Just moving toward further self sufficiency. Slow steady steps. Me and the wife were discussing that our mortgage will be paid when I'm 55 and her 53 but we want it paid by 40. So we're now looking at shuffling our funds to better use them.

Yeah we are looking at getting a generator this month for sure. Same thing with us. First hurricane season in our first house. Each month we run over our budget and out of the money not required to be spent (on monthly things) and not our savings rate money, we use a percentage of that on preps. This month we'll be focusing on that stuff. Especially now that we have a deep freeze. The power went off the other day, and I was like fuck we need to get that under control. We'll also be buying one of those 1-2k inverters as well.

We've structured our finances so that debt comes first, and preps can come as they come. I'm not going to break my neck and the bank for preps, just isn't going to happen. Long and steady journey, and gotta take what comes our way.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on July 03, 2013, 11:29:58 AM
Yeah we have 2 fridge and 1 freezer. That is priority when the power goes out. That plus a fan an a few receptacles are what ill be backfire song our panel for. I have a 50 amp 2 pole breaker that is going to hook up to the generator. It's gonna be fun.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on July 07, 2013, 10:41:20 AM
Back in NOLA tonight and tomorrow night. Anyone down for a few beers?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Sushidog on July 07, 2013, 04:57:43 PM
Greetings here from Folsom! I'm a half-bleed Cajun (My momma was a Landry from Opelousas.) I grew up in New Orleans and lived in Abita Springs for years. My Alma Mata is SLU - 1978 grad. I have a little Aliner I bought as a BOV after Katrina. I just got the hitch on my car reinforced as it was cracked sagging after my last vacation, having used it for 7 years. I guess the metal just fatigued over time. I'm sure that dragging the back of the trailer a few times didn't help any. I like to camp way out in the boonies. It's good survival training, plus after 9 yrs in the Army I'm too old to relish sleeping on the ground. Now I rough it (smooth it?) with all the amenities of home, king bed, AC (that runs off a small 1,200 watt genny), 3-way refrigerator/fridge, shower/cassette toilet, inverter powered tv/DVD, etc. - pulled with a TV that gets 22-25mpg towing and 30+ unfettered. After Katrina I drove from Destin, Florida to Abita Springs, LA (when I-10 was closed) "the back way" with detours, on a single tank of gas - plus I carry extra fuel -just in case. I used it to successfully bug out for Gustov, (to N. Alabama) with DW and the animals. My rule is: CAT-3+ and we're leaving. I was in New Orleans during Betsy when a tornado took off the back of our house - plenty scary for a youngun, but I learned my lesson early.

Chip     
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on July 07, 2013, 07:35:30 PM
Glad to have another Louisiana prepper! Make yourself at home man! If you haven't go introduce itself at the intro tread. They got a lot of good people in this forum. Welcome!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on July 08, 2013, 09:20:46 PM
welcome aboard Sushidog. 


Angus, I am reading this a few hours late, I hope you enjoy your time in the Big Easy.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Sushidog on July 09, 2013, 02:47:02 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome folks!

Chip
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on July 09, 2013, 06:11:51 PM
Damn angus! I had school Monday and couldn't make it Sunday. I'm seriously not trying to avoid ya I promise we re gonna hang out bro! That is if you wanna have a beer with a 25 year old and his 23 year old wife :)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on July 10, 2013, 12:27:21 PM
Welcome sushi dog.

Yeah the wife and I have talked about buying some land in Mississippi that would be accessible via no interstate or highways for the purpose of evacuation. Basically a bug out summer type of place. Put a cabin there, and do something like bury a freight container. We'd definitely be putting in a basement there.

We've actually even talked (seriously) about putting in an underground shelter type of thing near our workshop. Its definitely on a big enough hill that it seems feasible. I'm not so sure i'd have to worry about flooding. There would have to be end of days flooding to get up to where i'm at in Bush. (Abita Springs is what.. 15 minutes down the road from where I am on 40).
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Sushidog on July 11, 2013, 06:07:39 PM
Welcome sushi dog.

Yeah the wife and I have talked about buying some land in Mississippi that would be accessible via no interstate or highways for the purpose of evacuation. Basically a bug out summer type of place. Put a cabin there, and do something like bury a freight container. We'd definitely be putting in a basement there.

We've actually even talked (seriously) about putting in an underground shelter type of thing near our workshop. Its definitely on a big enough hill that it seems feasible. I'm not so sure i'd have to worry about flooding. There would have to be end of days flooding to get up to where i'm at in Bush. (Abita Springs is what.. 15 minutes down the road from where I am on 40).

Thanks, TRJG.

I'm living near Folsom now. I lost our family home in Abita to a bankruptcy after my DW lost her job and the St Tammany Parish raised my property taxes 1,000% (no that's not a typo.) I couldn't afford to pay the first mortgage, the Katrina repair second mortgage and the huge property tax increase on one salary (even though I have a decent paying job.) My wife has since got a part time job at the Abita Brewery so we're getting back on our feet. We're still neighbors though. I now live right inside the Tangapahoa Parish line (by the Global Wildlife Center.)

I am starting to get active in politics, having just been elected to the parish executive committee for the Libertarian party to try to prevent future abuses in government like I recently experienced, and return to common sense government again (at least on the local and state level). I got tired of the Donkyphant giving us more of the same craziness, no matter who we try to elect to represent us. Anyway, enough politics my friends, maybe we could meet up sometime and discuss survival strategies and preps over a burger and a cold Abita Beer - maybe at the brewpub, chimes, or ???

Chip
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Sushidog on July 15, 2013, 11:36:50 AM
Gee, I didn't mean to throw water on a fire.  ;)

I have a mobile survival strategy in mind because I don't believe a homestead or fixed installation (even a small community) is defensible against a worse case, government take-over scenario. Plus this is just a natural extension of my hurricane/disaster survival strategy.  I envision forming small mobile communities which would allow us to utilize the principle of specialization to live a life above the mere subsistence level - moving to take advantage of scarce resources, avoid dangerous/problem areas, etc.. When threatened we could disperse, go our separate ways and reunite later if possible when it's safer.

A small, trained fixed community may put up a good resistance against zombies and may discourage local warlords, but would quickly be compromised against a well trained and equipped military force with heavy weapons, armor, air support, etc. which I believe would be inevitable after a complete economic collapse and system reset. If a resistance proves to be necessary, to restore our constitution and maintain our freedom, it must be a mounted on our terms.

Chip
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on July 18, 2013, 09:06:38 AM
Folsom eh? Very cool.

Yeah we're close to the Washington Parish line and I kinda wish we were in there. I mean St Tammany has its benefits but it obviously has its downfalls. I'm sure they raised your property taxes so they could put in that g damn parish government building Covington.... Terrible.

We finally went to the Abita pub a month or so ago. It was great! Good food. Yeah we'll have to do that sometime. We've been meaning to roam around the Abita springs area. They are trying to get a sunday farmers market going there, which I should probably start going to since its definitely closer to us.

We were originally looking for property in south west folsom (stradling the parish line, one of which in tangapoha). I did see the firearm discharges are quite a bit more relaxed out there, which would be nice, I could legally be hunting on my own property (its 250 feet within a dwelling). In St Tammany its 1000.... terrif.... Even though i have 8.5 acres thats a dense forest.. So either I can break the law (like i think everyone else does here) or I can just use a cross bow.

Right now we're busting down our debt at a break neck pace because eventually i'd like to get to where having a significantly lower income would be no issue. We both have overly great paying jobs for our ages, so I'm not taking that opportunity lightly. I have a mess of student loans (which are well well on their way in reduction), and I can basically work where about 85% of my pay goes straight to loans, while we live off the wife's income.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Sushidog on July 18, 2013, 10:20:10 PM
It's always good to be debt free. I did it the hard way - don't recommend it. We're putting back some money now for our retirement rig, a good used 3/4 ton diesel PU and a TT (preferably one of these: Sprinter 300KBS (http://www.rvwholesalers.com/design/Sprinter/Sprinter.php?floorplan=300KBS)  Or these:  Wildwood30FKBS (http://rvwholesalesuperstore.com/inventory/travel-trailer/wildwood/30FKBS/4X4TWDF22DA248935.html)

Will the huge increase in student loan rates affect you?

There's a lot of shooting going on around us, but it's cool. All my neighbors know each other and look out for one another - you know, like it used to be.

I like the hottie burger at the brew pub. It's huge. They also make a good pita plate with a huge salad. Did I mention they serve beer?  ;D

My DW bought me a T-shirt which reads "Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy." Attributed to Ben Franklin (though probably better attributed to Sam Adams. ;) Unfortunately I'm doing the Atkins diet so I'm forced to drink the pee water varieties (in small quantities), though I'm an IPA guy.

Maybe we can have y'all over and fire up the grill (I can have as much meat as I want) and you can check out the area. Unfortunately I only get Monday's off, so I don't know if that will dovetail with your schedule. I haven't got a weekend off (other than when I'm on vacation) for the last 10 yrs.

Chip
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on July 19, 2013, 07:56:57 AM
I don't think the rate increase on student loans is really going to affect me. All of mine are private loans and I can assure my rates are (were, paid those off) WAY ... WAY higher than the federal loans that are like... 2 or 3 %. I had one 10k loan for roughly 8.5%. I paid that one off the first year I got out of school for obvious reasons. Having paid no money on the loans for roughly 4 or 5 years when i took them out my loans accrued basically 30k dollars just in interest..... Not even kidding. So what was already kind of a bad situation, became significantly worse.

I'm basically one of those morons that jack mentioned the other day whos parents got into debt and didn't come close to giving me good information. Luckily for me my position has given me the opportunity to actually pay them off. Unless my sister actually gets somewhere in her career she'll have that debt forever. She has already refinanced it out to like 30 years because she couldn't make the minimum payments (as an architect). The way we've structured our finances I am on course to pay off 30k dollars this year alone on student loans, so at this rate those loans will be gone... i think mid next year.

Basically what I do is I pay extra each month, and I set aside an additional 2k per month for 4 months for when I make a big payment. I save for 4 months so I have that money sitting in my bank account for who knows what may happen. Servicing debt isn't nearly as important to me as keeping cash for who knows what. I'm going to be doing the same thing with the truck payment here soon but they'll be on opposite schedules.

Yeah we really need to get out to meeting our neighbors. I'm a little unimpressed with the lack of neighbors coming to meet me. Normally thats what neighbors do. The neighbor across the street we've met, and this one lady down the road, but nobody else. Go figure. Neither neighbor on either side of me. But I'm now making it a point to try and meet a neighbor every weekend, or every other weekend meet a new one.

I almost got that hot burger but I went with something else, i can't quite remember. I think the blackend one. I can't remember, but I do remember it being really darn good.

I like IPAs nowadays, but I'd say that I'm much more of a stout guy. The darker the better. Its my beer of choice for cold nights in the winter... .obviously that isn't how it is right now haha.


Yeah we'll have to get together sometime Chip for sure. The guys here have been talking about doing a meet up a few times now, and about 6 months ago we finally almost got one going, but it kinda fell through. Definitely would be nice to meet up with a fellow TSPer!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Sushidog on July 19, 2013, 06:05:06 PM
Cool, sounds like you're a Dave Ramsey fan like me. I don't agree with everything he says but he's spot on (at least in principle) 90% of the time. Keep me in the loop when y'all put something together.

Chip
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on July 19, 2013, 09:17:40 PM
The student loan stuff is ok for me as well. I only have 7k and only have to pay 100/month but could pay it off now if I wanted to drain our savings. Not good right before hurricane season lol. After the jeep gets paid off that's our next loan to slay. That would make my 25 year old ass and my 23 year old beautiful wife only having a mortgage!!! We are gonna get a meet up or something going soon. Maybe labor or vererans day? Or maybe a random weekend lol. What's everyone been doing in other prep categories? Me and the wife are planning for the garden and eventual planting of trees on our front yard. After talking to the neighbors they told me that up to 30 rabbits have been seen grazing at the woods edge behind my house. Jackpot!!!!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Alan Georges on July 20, 2013, 08:15:25 AM
Ham fest in Slidell today, from 8 to 2:30 in John Slidell park.  I'm going just to see what I can see.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on July 22, 2013, 06:27:17 AM
LS, thats pretty similar to our house. We see tons of rabbits all the time. They never both with the garden when there is so much uncut tall grass for them to munch on. We recently got our generator, fired it up and got familiar with it. Here this next month we're definitely getting a food dehydrator finally.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on July 25, 2013, 06:40:01 AM
Gun show in Mandeville this weekend.
http://www.gunshowminute.com/gunshows/louisiana/Mendeville/mandevillecovington-gun-show/ (http://www.gunshowminute.com/gunshows/louisiana/Mendeville/mandevillecovington-gun-show/)

Anyone going?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Sushidog on July 25, 2013, 05:01:01 PM
I'd love to, but sad to say that I have to work this weekend - like every weekend.  :'(

Only 5 yrs and 6 days to retirement - can't wait.

Chip
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on July 26, 2013, 07:55:47 AM
Gun show in Mandeville this weekend.
http://www.gunshowminute.com/gunshows/louisiana/Mendeville/mandevillecovington-gun-show/ (http://www.gunshowminute.com/gunshows/louisiana/Mendeville/mandevillecovington-gun-show/)

Anyone going?

I'm not sure. I was about to say nah. But maybe we will go. I mean its right in town.... I'd say yeah we'll probably be going.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on July 26, 2013, 10:54:33 AM
I was thinking early Saturday,  if anyone is interested maybe we could meet up at the Barley Oak on the lakefront for lunch.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on July 27, 2013, 07:27:56 AM
I was thinking early Saturday,  if anyone is interested maybe we could meet up at the Barley Oak on the lakefront for lunch.

I should have read this and responded last night. We are going to the covingtons farmers market (we do every saturday since we get most of our food there) and then heading there afterwards. (After returning our foods back to the house).

Doing the math in my head we would roughly be there starting around 1030 or 1100.
The wife has been to barley oak before so I am definitely good to go. Obviously we won't be getting there "early" just because we gotta do this farmers market thing. But if you still want to meet up let me know. Here is my phone number.

985-718-9782

Cheers,
Mike
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Alan Georges on July 27, 2013, 08:57:48 AM
Dangit, close enough but I'm tied up for today.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on July 27, 2013, 04:56:04 PM
Phone and internet has been out all day. I'm guessing from the rain.  I was in and out of the gun show by 10 am.  Didn't see anything I couldn't live without.  It was either junk or way over priced.

One of these days we'll all be on the same schedule.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on July 29, 2013, 11:59:19 AM
Phone and internet has been out all day. I'm guessing from the rain.  I was in and out of the gun show by 10 am.  Didn't see anything I couldn't live without.  It was either junk or way over priced.

One of these days we'll all be on the same schedule.

Ahh. Yeah I was hoping for a bit more. I think we showed up.... at 11 and it definitely didn't take long to go through it. It was about half a quarter or less the size of the ones I'm used to (Living in Northern Virginia) but it wasn't too bad. I ended up leaving with some good ammo cans. The prices for the ammo cans I think was worth it. I also didn't see but one or two people with silver/gold. I was a little surprised at that. I was also pretty darn surprised I didn't see a single person selling bows/cross bows. I know i've seen that.

The prices on some of the hand guns were basically about right with what I had seen on GunBroker. Nothing cheap enough for me to say "I'll buy now, rather than when I want to" via auction.

Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on October 01, 2013, 05:32:18 PM
Phew ok Loozianans, we need to brush off the dust on this page. This is our part of the forum.

I realized the other day that all of the TSPers who follow this page (that I've seen) are South, South-Easterners. Very cool stuff.
Do any of you guys go to http://thebayougardener.com/ ? Not too bad. I laugh everytime I read he's in "Southern Louisiana" when he's up the boot's ankle. Sigh... I call that the Mississippi part of the state. I don't know if you guys know it or not but he is having a thing October 19th. I'm thinking about going up to it with the wife. Meet some fellow Louisianans who like gardening and what not.

Also I started a blog at http://freedomlouisiana.org that is basically my ramblings about freedom, permaculture, southern louisiana and what not. I am thinking I might take it kind of seriously and get some sort of notoriety out of it, which may lead to starting my own business, or who knows. Let me know what you guys think!
Also hell if any of you guys would like a free place to blog at, I'd love to have you guys onboard.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on October 03, 2013, 01:33:01 PM
Triiiiiiple post.

Hey guys you prepping for this tropical storm, could be hurricane? The wife just made me aware (thats how "prepared" i am). Gotta bring in all the new citrus trees i bought and other little guys.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on October 04, 2013, 05:44:22 AM
Broke your multipost!

So we are gonna be picking up a generator. Our parish has shitty power lines so losing power is our main concern. Gotta keep the freezers running. How everyone else doing?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Alan Georges on October 04, 2013, 06:55:43 AM
How everyone else doing?

Picked up a couple of pounds of scaffold nails, might board up this afternoon.  But probably not.  Need to pull inside one of the deep-cycle batteries from the yard and top it off.  Pretty much all else is good around here.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: hammerwrench on October 04, 2013, 08:09:47 AM
Unfortunately I'm offshore riding it out.  Told the wife to bring it in, tie it down and fill em up. 
Doesn't look like much of a storm right now. Unless your right on the coast I wouldn't worry too much.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on October 04, 2013, 12:38:47 PM
Because I'm piss poor informed I relied on the wife's info about timing so I thought it was coming today, so yesterday I did amazon prime one day shipping on one of those whistler inverters so if need be we can use the cars as generators. We bought a generator a few months back on amazon prime (the cheaper one that Steve Harrison mentioned, but we bought the next higher because its better and comes with wheels).

As far as everything else is concerned we're about as good as we're going to get. It would be nice to have had a battery backup system going, but we're not there yet. Hell this month we were supposed to buy a dehydrator, which we REALLY need now. We just pulled 7 gallons of peppers out of the garden because I don't want them hanging on in the wind (they already break the darn stems off with the lightest sprinkle).
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on October 07, 2013, 04:59:43 AM
Well that was anticlimactic!!!! We didn't get shit for rain or wind. Guess I could say its for the best Karen was a bust but I was all ready for a day of rain lol
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on October 07, 2013, 06:29:28 AM
Yeah no kidding. We literally didn't get anything up here in Bush. Nothing. I'm actually quite content with that because I was dreading having to drag in my new citrus trees and other stuff, not to mention the destruction in my garden.

I mean i figured we'd get the rain and what not, but that front that came in completely pushed it east.
I should also note with that, its officially Fall. Its freezing out. 56 degrees? Good lord... I mean couldn't we have gone down a little slower than that....
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Alan Georges on October 07, 2013, 04:31:04 PM
Well that was anticlimactic!!!!
Wrap it up, I'll take it!

Yeah, I'd pushed all plans aside and settled down for a rainy weekend.  Then... OK weather!  Got a few things done, including some down time.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on October 08, 2013, 11:15:36 AM
Wrap it up, I'll take it!

Yeah, I'd pushed all plans aside and settled down for a rainy weekend.  Then... OK weather!  Got a few things done, including some down time.

WAY up here in central MS, we had 30 minutes of rain from a cold front... not the storm. Then beautiful. I could've been doing SO much more with a little planning. Glad she went out with a whimper though.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on December 14, 2013, 04:10:09 PM
Christmas is almost here!  You guys making your plans for next year?  Goals, Wants, Dreams........  We will be starting on your new home in a week or two, so we are going to be plenty busy. 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on December 14, 2013, 09:30:56 PM
Yep got a bunch of leaves to throw on my area where my garden will be. I foresee a terrible outcome the first year with much learning. I have no experience growing anything but hair lol. Have most of the parts to build my forge so next year I'll be metal smithing tools back to useable conditions. Mother in law will be moving out after Mardi grad wo we will have more room to put massive stores of flour sugar and powdered sugar. Wife has side work cake baking projects.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on December 19, 2013, 06:12:18 AM
I'm always insanely busy. The holidays are just getting in the way. I'm trying to get some boer goats right now, but its becoming a sincere pain in the ass, and my only real lead on it, they want to crazy gouge me in price. After posting on this other goat forum, I mean sheesh.... just no support for taking on those goats.  So ehh..

I'm hoping next Feburary or late march (more likely) we're putting in a big pond in the front and loadin' up on the trees. Got a lot of things going on. The only problem with our plans is the costs, especially since OTHER costs just keeeeeep rolling in. The wife keeps talking about getting every family member I have christmas gifts, and its like woman are you crazy? Here I am bitching about the increased costs of these goats, and she's already blown at least that additional money on a bunch of crap people don't need.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on December 20, 2013, 11:44:48 AM
It's the same for me brother. A happy wife is a happy life. Just bite the bullet and enjoy the holiday seasons. After the first of the year me and the wife are gonna ramp up preps again. We always have a Christmas lull then start back up in January. Mother in law is starting to stay at her boyfriends house more so I guess she's stating to phase out of staying here. I have to say it's awfully quiet here now with out the five year old running and screaming. I kinda miss it in an insane way. Well don't stress about the goats right now bro. After the new year we can all start getting back to business.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on March 11, 2014, 08:03:44 AM
So I'm a little bummed out because I just found out that I can't set traps for all the little rabbits that live in the woods behind my house. I dunno how me popping off shot shells near the neighbors isn't a good idea either because there are kiss that play in those woods. I really wanted to trap them so I could have hides without holes to work with......
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on March 11, 2014, 12:22:07 PM
Get a license to trap
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on March 12, 2014, 11:21:44 AM
Rabbits are the only fur bearers that the state doesnt let you trap  >:( :o
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on March 17, 2014, 07:19:55 PM
I don't know how many of you guys are checking the forums, but I figured I'd post here.

We are organizing a tree planting at our place on April 5th. (2 weeks from today). It's a saturday (and hopefully it'll be nice out). I wrote a small post about it on the blog http://freedomlouisiana.org/2014/03/17/intensive-tree-plantings-phase-1/ (http://freedomlouisiana.org/2014/03/17/intensive-tree-plantings-phase-1/). I'm hoping some TSPers in the area can come out to drink some beer, eat a little food, and oh yeah plant some trees.

We'll start by planting in the morning/midday, and finish off hanging out and relaxing.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on March 17, 2014, 08:10:37 PM
I don't know how many of you guys are checking the forums, but I figured I'd post here.

We are organizing a tree planting at our place on April 5th. (2 weeks from today). It's a saturday (and hopefully it'll be nice out). I wrote a small post about it on the blog http://freedomlouisiana.org/2014/03/17/intensive-tree-plantings-phase-1/ (http://freedomlouisiana.org/2014/03/17/intensive-tree-plantings-phase-1/). I'm hoping some TSPers in the area can come out to drink some beer, eat a little food, and oh yeah plant some trees.
No
We'll start by planting in the morning/midday, and finish off hanging out and relaxing.

I will be there brother. I have to be back to the parish for 5 but count me in. Besides gloves do i need to bring anything else?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on March 18, 2014, 11:42:04 AM
A shovel would be good!


I am definitely trying to start earlyish on this rather than making it drag out. I'd rather munch on some food and drink a few beers by 5 oclock.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on March 19, 2014, 10:20:23 AM
OK an update.

I stated April 5th and apparently I can't look at a calender straight. I meant to say March 29th! (Two weekends away).

Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on March 19, 2014, 02:15:24 PM
... I'd rather munch on some food and drink a few beers by 5 oclock.
OK an update.
I stated April 5th and apparently I can't look at a calender straight. I meant to say March 29th! (Two weekends away).
Maybe you made it to the beers before 5? It's Lent after all...
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on March 19, 2014, 08:41:59 PM
PS - I just changed my forum signature because it seemed apropos... but that is the logo of a beer put out by Southern Prohibition Brewing in Hattiesburg. For those of you in SE LA and the MS Gulf Coast, you could get your hands on some pretty easily, I'd think... it's not overly available up here in Jackson.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on March 20, 2014, 07:19:40 PM
Yooo!

Don't think we've forgotten our Louisiana Diaspora buddy.  I have definitely had Southern Prohibition. I have actually been surprised by how good some of the Southern Mississippi beer companies are. Craft/tasty beers are definitely becoming significantly more popular around here.

I hadn't seen that beer yet (But I also hadn't been looking). I'll have to find it. I hate fire ants.... with a passion. We were mulching the garden beds earlier and they're everywhere. Not necessarily in like their mounds, but they have scouts on every piece of ground everywhere, its just insane.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on March 20, 2014, 10:26:58 PM
Re: fire ants
To be expected here, right? But my new land is very shaded and remained very wet most of the winter. So I haven't seen ant #1. Maybe later.

I just really identify with being a fire ant... not just a regular ant... as a prepper. I have a very strong "leave me alone and stay out of my way" mentality.

Wish I could come help you plant some trees. Seems like folks around here are starting to get a lot of good stuff done.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on March 21, 2014, 05:57:07 AM
Well with the change in date im pretty sure I wont be able to come now :'(. We have a birthday party for the family. Imbbummed out now
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on March 22, 2014, 04:34:37 PM
Nooooooooooooo....
We're also probably running a mini excavator as well to put in swales. (This has already need to have happened, but it just so happens I can finally get on this).
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on March 22, 2014, 04:36:44 PM
Re: fire ants
To be expected here, right? But my new land is very shaded and remained very wet most of the winter. So I haven't seen ant #1.

No questions asked, they want to heat. Lots and LOTS of sun. The #1 enemy of fire ants is shade. Therefore... forest gardens are the answer. hah. They love to be out in the fields where they can make their multi-feet tall mounds. I couldn't take it anymore so I went around and threw fire ant killer down about 2 weeks ago. Gotta keep them in check before they over run the place. I've heard it before, and I believe it that if you let them continue on, they'll multiply extremely fast, but if you beat them back it'll take them a little while to recover.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on March 23, 2014, 08:30:12 AM
No questions asked, they want to heat. Lots and LOTS of sun. The #1 enemy of fire ants is shade. Therefore... forest gardens are the answer. hah. They love to be out in the fields where they can make their multi-feet tall mounds. I couldn't take it anymore so I went around and threw fire ant killer down about 2 weeks ago. Gotta keep them in check before they over run the place. I've heard it before, and I believe it that if you let them continue on, they'll multiply extremely fast, but if you beat them back it'll take them a little while to recover.

Yeah, I was also always told to beat them back as soon as you see them. My grandfather used to pour a small bit of gasoline on the mound, let it soak in a few minutes, and light 'em up. <NOTE: I KNOW this was HORRIBLE... but that's what he did out in the middle of nowhere back in the day.>
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on March 24, 2014, 05:12:23 AM
No judgement from me Angus. This is what we do in the south lol! !!!!!!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on April 17, 2014, 07:58:21 PM
So who else is boiling crawfish for Easter? We're having the whole family over at the house so we'll be getting 2 sacks plus chicken and all the fixings
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on April 19, 2014, 12:59:25 AM
So who else is boiling crawfish for Easter? We're having the whole family over at the house so we'll be getting 2 sacks plus chicken and all the fixings
Shoulda.... I just inherited a triple gas fryer and big boilin' pots. hey are begging me for mudbugs. Probably in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on April 21, 2014, 08:09:46 PM
Weeeeeelllll....

We're going to be doing our crawfish boil here in a few weeks. May 3rd is the date. All Loozianan TSPers are welcome. Not really a "TSP event" but I know of at least two other TSP guys coming. (Louisiana Survivor is one).

Let me know if you any of you guys want to stop by!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: vincent2 on April 29, 2014, 03:32:32 PM
can anyone feel it in their bones that time may be getting short? since jan.  i've really stepped it up. got the chickens, fruit trees, and the garden going. still have to improve on my canning and seed banking. its mediocre at best
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on April 29, 2014, 08:56:39 PM
can anyone feel it in their bones that time may be getting short? since jan.  i've really stepped it up. got the chickens, fruit trees, and the garden going. still have to improve on my canning and seed banking. its mediocre at best

Many things will make it feel like time is getting short. Stay focused on what you can affect today and the small steps you're going to take to affect something more tomorrow. Even if all hell is breaking loose, stick to that. It's what people have always done. Bottom line, don't freak out and do what you can do when you can do it.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on April 30, 2014, 11:12:52 AM
Got some seeds out of a tomato road tramp gave me gonna see if I can start them Thursday
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on July 03, 2014, 09:21:48 PM
what's the dealio guys!? so Arthur is harassing the east coast (yay). just wanted to wish everyone a happy 4th. hope everyone's working, healthy, and still prepping. god bless Louisiana preppers
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Aniera on July 14, 2014, 11:27:22 AM
Ha yeah we have kinda left this thread a bit dormant for a while.  Must be the busy time of the year.  Hope you are doing well too.  You think anyone would be interested if we tried to get that meetup to finally happen? 
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on July 14, 2014, 12:49:38 PM
I know I'm one of those up Northeasters in Mississippi, but I would love for a meetup to eventually happen. I'm back and forth to St Francisville and NOLA on a pretty regular basis these days. I'll be stuck in upstate NY for most of AUG-OCT, but if it happens after that, I'm in.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Alan Georges on July 14, 2014, 06:07:13 PM
I know I'm one of those up Northeasters in Mississippi, but ... I'm in.

Likewise.  Work and family permitting, of course.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on July 17, 2014, 07:56:13 PM
if i can get like 2 weeks heads up i'd be down!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on July 18, 2014, 11:12:18 AM
Speaking of which, we still need to hang out. I'm actually going down to New Orleans tonight to get hibachi steak.

I'll shoot you a text to see if you would like to join us (last minute I know).
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: The New Mike on October 22, 2014, 05:50:54 PM
Mark Shepard event up in Shreveport.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/restoration-agriculture-workshop-tickets-12839267595

I have signed up if any of ya'll would like to car pool or something like that, let me know.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on October 23, 2014, 06:08:08 PM
probly not gonna make it up there trjg. how's everything up there on your homestead? how's everyone doing this fall?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on October 25, 2014, 07:08:42 AM
Building the house on 2 acres. Getting done before January, planning on trees soon.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on October 25, 2014, 10:47:10 AM
Oh yeah blu? Got any pics? Very interested!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on October 25, 2014, 10:48:38 AM
Never mind brother. I just noticed you're thread. Imma check that out.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on December 09, 2014, 10:40:55 AM
WARNING: This post may make you feel bad and it isn't even Ash Wednesday on Bourbon.

From the map we've created, there is only 1 volunteer for Citizens Assisting Citizens in Louisiana and 1 in Mississippi (me). As a pseudo-adoptee of Louisiana, I am posting here to hound all of you to go over to cacteam.com and sign up. You don't have to have a truck and you don't have to pinkie swear you'll show up for anything specific, but you WILL be in the loop so that you can jump in and help your fellow men if the SHTF for them and you are able/willing at that time.

Even if you aren't personally willing to sign up, check out the website and share it within your social networks. I kinda expected a slough of people from the coast to sign up given that they have experienced SHTF in a very real way. Getting the word out is a) important and b) difficult if people don't take action.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Carl on December 09, 2014, 01:08:03 PM
Shreveport area,HAM and underground facility.Truck driver with heavy equipment ability,radio,electrical,electronics,computer ,plumbing,fencing,hunting and diaper changing skills.Gunsmith(with class 3 included),firearms instructor,and EX-commercial loader of 100,000 round a month reload shop.Also fairly skilled at long range pistol and rifle shooting.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Alan Georges on December 09, 2014, 08:23:41 PM
Even if you aren't personally willing to sign up, check out the website and share it within your social networks. I kinda expected a slough of people from the coast to sign up given that they have experienced SHTF in a very real way. Getting the word out is a) important and b) difficult if people don't take action.

OK, OK, I'll get on it.   ::)  Didn't get around to the CAC episode until last weekend, it's on my list.  Give me a few days, maybe a week.  I'm in, I'm just moving slowly on some things.

I WILL DEFINITELY BE ONBOARD BY NEXT HURRICANE SEASON!  No, really, it's just been a hectic month, I'll get there.

And yes, you are right about this.  And I need to stop being Mr. Bad Example.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on December 10, 2014, 06:21:22 PM
Yeah I'm gonna check it out as well. I'm on my island doing my island things and just forgot to lol. I guess I should be more in the loop on account I'm 15 minutes from New Orleans. Thank you for kicking our bus into gear angus bangus.


Carl! I saw you post in the intro section a week or so ago and was wondering when you'd come to our little club lol. There's like 5 of us and ones from Mississippi lol. Glad your here!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Carl on December 11, 2014, 03:44:58 AM
Yeah I'm gonna check it out as well. I'm on my island doing my island things and just forgot to lol. I guess I should be more in the loop on account I'm 15 minutes from New Orleans. Thank you for kicking our bus into gear angus bangus.


Carl! I saw you post in the intro section a week or so ago and was wondering when you'd come to our little club lol. There's like 5 of us and ones from Mississippi lol. Glad your here!

I moved,with my parents, in 1972 to the Shreveport area...but lived in Destrihan (New Orleans) in the early 90's,for a few years. I am back near Shreveport and well rooted with a house ,a DAWG,and a nearby BOL that people dream of...the Peppermint Mine. Stage 4 cancer has hold of me now...How does one prep for that?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on December 13, 2014, 10:20:04 AM
Stage 4 cancer has hold of me now...How does one prep for that?
Pray and fight. That's about all I know. Good luck to you.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: vincent2 on December 15, 2014, 02:30:49 PM
just when you thought you had your chickens figured out.....here comes the fall weather.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: vincent2 on December 15, 2014, 03:24:41 PM
going find out about cac
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: vincent2 on December 15, 2014, 03:50:19 PM
well, I am officially a apart of the cac team. you know, it feels good
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on December 15, 2014, 03:59:09 PM
that's awesome roadtramp. now i just gotta register now. so how many would that make after me angus?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on December 15, 2014, 04:13:00 PM
registered. who's the Regional adviser?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on December 16, 2014, 12:59:23 PM
The Region VI Coordinator (LA, TX, AR, OK, NM) is Taylor Sansing. Email available on cacteam.com
As I said above, I'm Region IV (i.e., Dixie east of the MS River minus VA + KY).

It takes a few days for us to get a few people and send out info. Taylor is pretty on top of it.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on December 16, 2014, 01:06:25 PM
that's awesome roadtramp. now i just gotta register now. so how many would that make after me angus?

The last count I saw for the WHOLE group was between 150-200. That was the first week we launched. I have gotten more than 10 since then and am over 40 for Region IV. From what I've seen on our Map the largest groups are Region IV, VI, & VII.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: vincent2 on December 16, 2014, 07:32:50 PM
averaging about four per state. not bad at all I must say. our situation in south Louisiana is unique in geographical terms but one on the north side and one on the south side of the lake is strategically awesome!!!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: vincent2 on December 16, 2014, 07:34:29 PM
um....40
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: vincent2 on December 16, 2014, 07:43:22 PM
your daily habits that seem insignificant in the doing,when compounded over time, add up to the difference between failure and success.
   
how do I put this as my quote everytime?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on December 16, 2014, 08:56:03 PM
your daily habits that seem insignificant in the doing,when compounded over time, add up to the difference between failure and success.
   
how do I put this as my quote everytime?

Go to account page. Then modify profile. Yeah I'm curious to see where everyone in LA is located. I wonder if I'm the furthest south.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on January 14, 2015, 05:17:10 AM
So I had my interview with cac regional coordinator Taylor. He's a cool dude. And yes I am the furthest south in Louisiana. As of now it's only a woman in Dirider. Hopefully I'll be accepted. Come on y'all we need to step up and be available for our neighbors.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Carl on January 14, 2015, 05:26:27 AM
So I had my interview with cac regional coordinator Taylor. He's a cool dude. And yes I am the furthest south in Louisiana. As of now it's only a woman in Dirider. Hopefully I'll be accepted. Come on y'all we need to step up and be available for our neighbors.

Alan Georges ( reply #510 ) is close to you in Mississippi .
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on January 14, 2015, 08:00:07 AM
Yeah I think Angus bangus is the coordinator and I've told him I'm down to help with them too as long as I'm in the system
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: AngusBangus on May 09, 2016, 11:09:20 AM
Guys,
I've been totally out of pocket for a while. I'm actually living in NOLA all summer. So I'd appreciate any of you down there reaching out. Just PM me and we can get in touch IRL.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on October 31, 2016, 07:46:30 PM
It's been a while since I have been on here. Looks like it has been quiet around here lately.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: RipleyRuckus on March 04, 2017, 09:07:46 PM
Hey from Churchpoint Louisiana! New to the forum. Excited to find if anyone is close to me. Looking to learn.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Blu on March 05, 2017, 06:07:54 PM
Welcome aboard
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Carl on March 06, 2017, 04:35:47 AM
I still occupy Shreveport La area and can handle communications , but I am no longer mobile due to health issues.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: vincent2 on March 23, 2017, 10:09:49 AM
glad to have ya :) i'm in albany
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: vincent2 on March 23, 2017, 11:02:45 AM
any one ever have a problem with black vultures?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Carl on March 23, 2017, 11:30:31 AM
any one ever have a problem with black vultures?

Even lemon pepper will not make them taste good...But I have not seen them around in several years here in Shreveport area. This page has a virus alert that I just reported if you get a warning,it appears fairly safe though.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Mr. Bill on March 23, 2017, 12:09:16 PM
This page has a virus alert that I just reported if you get a warning,it appears fairly safe though.

I think I found it and fixed it.  AngusBangus's domain expired, and he had images in his signature that were hosted there, and apparently this causes some sort of redirect to q.dreniq.com which is blacklisted by some virus scanners.

Let me know if you see any more problems.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Carl on March 23, 2017, 12:16:36 PM
I think I found it and fixed it.  AngusBangus's domain expired, and he had images in his signature that were hosted there, and apparently this causes some sort of redirect to q.dreniq.com which is blacklisted by some virus scanners.

Let me know if you see any more problems.

No warning this time...High Five...errr..Karma.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: vincent2 on March 23, 2017, 12:42:59 PM
Even lemon pepper will not make them taste good...But I have not seen them around in several years here in Shreveport area. This page has a virus alert that I just reported if you get a warning,it appears fairly safe though.
we lost 16 ducks in the last two weeks. finally got an eye witness account yesterday. here birdie birdie...
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Carl on March 23, 2017, 01:11:03 PM
we lost 16 ducks in the last two weeks. finally got an eye witness account yesterday. here birdie birdie...

We lost ducks some years ago,but vultures rarely kill that I know of...a brown eagle was taking ducks heads off and often just leaving the kill.
The game warden said the eagle was an endangered species...and he was right. We have a 125 or so ducks on a lake,most are wild ,but approachable as we incubate eggs found on the shore.

Either way ,it can be a problem.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: DeepSea1985 on April 29, 2018, 03:55:14 PM
Well we just finished moving the family back into the Covington area after being in Middle Tennessee for the last  12 years so our MAG is out of easy reach. We would like to make contact with like minded people so just wondering if there any local TSP public meet and greets happening in the area? I was a member of the Oathkeepers group in Tennessee and am going to reach out to them as well.
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on December 23, 2018, 11:56:52 AM
Well it's been awhile yall but I'm finally back on theforum........its been a crazy year
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Mr. Bill on December 23, 2018, 01:11:48 PM
Well it's been awhile yall but I'm finally back on theforum........its been a crazy year

Welcome back! :beer:  You've come to the right place for crazy. 8)
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: LvsChant on January 01, 2019, 01:26:27 PM
Really glad to see you back!!!
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on January 03, 2019, 05:12:55 AM
I think I'll be posting what I've been up to in the intro thread since it's been years that I've been gone
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Morning Sunshine on January 03, 2019, 06:28:41 AM
I think I'll be posting what I've been up to in the intro thread since it's been years that I've been gone

wow.  yeah it has been years.  I think last we heard you were about to get married?
Title: Re: Louisiana
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on January 03, 2019, 12:16:45 PM
Oh wow! Well yeah now i'mI'm I found with a divorce. I got a 3 year old little boy out of it though lol!