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Old 14-07-2014, 19:19   #166
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While no Ak47, A semi-auto rifle is in my GTH kit, Along with other toys...
'GTH' means 'Gone To Hell'?

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Old 14-07-2014, 19:24   #167
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Yes sir!. not that I have one

Actually colmj hit it pretty well. Most folks here will be waiting on the government and the next whole food (chichi grocery) truck.
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Old 15-07-2014, 14:08   #168
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Good point about being a peasant is a community effort.
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Old 15-07-2014, 19:56   #169
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Re: Can you live off the bounty of the sea?

Plankton is not difficult to harvest; a one meter square opening net can produce 1 kilo an hour and its over 60% protein.


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Old 15-07-2014, 20:02   #170
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Plankton is not difficult to harvest; a one meter square opening net can produce 1 kilo an hour and its over 60% protein.
This is true. Recipes please?

While out fishing a few weeks ago, we tossed a "squid light" over the side. The amount of plankton was astounding!
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Old 15-07-2014, 20:24   #171
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Re: Can you live off the bounty of the sea?

Any other ex-commercial fishermen/women posting? It is a hard but rewarding life. Catch is not nearly what it used to to be but you could certainly live off it. Not only fish but mussels, oysters, clams, gooey ducks, sea slugs, etc. and any number of tidal animals will sustain you. You need patience and not be afraid of hard work. Can be accomplished easitly above 52 degrees north latitude. Good Luck, Phil
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Old 19-07-2014, 22:37   #172
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So the mariners of old could have prevented scurvy with something that was available, didn't know that


True, but I'm not sure seaweed was seen as part of a hearty 18th/19thC diet.. weevil-ridden ship's biscuit and grog seems much more appetizing! Imagine Aussies calling Brits "seaweedies" nowadays... just not right...
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Old 20-07-2014, 01:35   #173
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Everyone should learn to Make simple fish and crab traps! They are simple and can be made from local trees and shrubs. There is an OLD Book called Wildwood Wisdom by Ellsworth Jagger (spelling) this book has most everything about harvesting and using many types of marine life and marine plants! Heck ask some of the PNW sailors about the crabs and shrimp they catch out there !(Ive even know to eat some oysters up there LOL) Ive eaten stuff that the site of would make a maggot puke! but I ate it rather then take a chance of PO-ing a local person that had invited us to eat with them !! Bats for one LOL and monkey a time or two ! And ya know most all of the things I tried were great !! I believe if you can find the right spot you could exsist, but you would not be living high and handsome !! Just our 2 cents! and we are REAL cheap cruisers!
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Everyone should learn to Make simple fish and crab traps! They are simple and can be made from local trees and shrubs.
made one just a few minutes ago, how does it look?
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Old 20-07-2014, 22:28   #175
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Re: Can you live off the bounty of the sea?

I think Sailorchic has the right idea, she will just need to move up to along the PNW Coast. My GTH place would be somewhere between Lund Ca and Alaska. The people there are already living off the interface and would just have to get out their oil lamps.
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Old 20-07-2014, 23:20   #176
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I love sailor chics posts. Jersey dude you're the bomb diggity as well


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Old 21-07-2014, 09:49   #177
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I think Sailorchic has the right idea, she will just need to move up to along the PNW Coast. My GTH place would be somewhere between Lund Ca and Alaska. The people there are already living off the interface and would just have to get out their oil lamps.
Hey, Newt... are you referring to Lund just north of Powell River? That is really the start of the BC Coast Inside Passage going up to Johnson Straits. There are a few rapids to get through north of there around Dent Islands as I recall but it is truly God's Country and a good place to live off the sea and land. Commercial fished and towed logs and worked gypo logging shows through that whole country from the mid 50's until the early 70's. What does GTH mean? Phil
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Re: Can you live off the bounty of the sea?

Seaweed is easy to culture. It's an algae, so ultimately you can just drag several long ropes behind you. Using sinking rope and a bouy so the largest portion stays below the required depth for it to grow...I.e. 6-10 ft for ulna varieties.

Rose hips are full of vitamin C and, there is a variety that's VERY salt tolerant called the beach rose. The hips get as big as crab apples, and you can keep them on board a sailboat. You need to water them with fresh water, but salt spray won't hurt them.


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Old 21-07-2014, 14:19   #179
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Re: Can you live off the bounty of the sea?

Hi Phil. See post 166. Short for the Apocalypse. I agree. Best country in the world to disappear to. If I end up missing, look for me there. I will be hiding in Astrid's back yard.
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Old 21-07-2014, 14:38   #180
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Re: Can you live off the bounty of the sea?

The only problem with the PNW and BC, is I'm from Georgia, the southern inbreeding parts to boot, and I bitch, er, complain about how cold northern California is. Which is why I hang out in the Delta so much in the Summer. Heat and low humidity, and plenty of fish... still not that I caught any lately. But I've a cuban yoyo for fishing tackle and that works pretty well, just hanging a line overboard, should the need arise.
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