[Apr 1, 2012] Squat the Island Work Week (Grand Junction, Colorado) (1 Viewer)

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Are You Into Permaculture, Hobo Architecture, Primitive Survival, Goat Herding, Squatting, Building Community, Composting Humanure, Hard Work, Living the Pirate Life, Sustainable Living, Growing your Own Food, Environmental Restoration, and other stuff.

We will be coming together to work on the Anarcho-Island Squat for the first week of April, We will see who interested in turning the Island into a long-term farm/squat/no-income housing project. Plan on being self-suffiecent in terms of food and gear. Plan on cool days and cold nights. Bring tools, power sources, building materials, and other supplies needed for starting a farm and building homes. (Working on a comprehensive needs/wants list). Plan on crossing the Colorado River in possibly high water. There is parking near by or at the collective.

Those interested in showing up ealry and getting some basecamp efforts underway should contact me via email at: [email protected]

Plan on a morning meetings each day to self-organize our efforts. Swilly-kids, drainbows, scum fucks, junkies need not waster their time or ours.

Lets use the forum on this event to communicate with everyone that is interested. Ill try to answer questions.
 
We sell all kinds of other stuff in our Etsy store!

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have you looked into getting an inflatable raft for getting people, animals and supplies across the river?
 
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yes looking for a boat but not 100% needed. I apologize to those with limited mobility this event and squat is not handicapped accessible.
have you looked into getting an inflatable raft for getting people, animals and supplies across the river?
 

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that should be plenty of time for me to get out there. I can whip up a pretty decent shack just out of the shit i find in the woods, and farming is a breeze so long as the sun and water are willing. Im gonna bring bee farm supplies btw.
 

marc

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im waiting on my food stamps right now but once i get them ill start stocking up on seeds for the farm
 
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Ill have a gas powered water pump. for irrigation. This is going to be fun. I have lots of tobacco and indian corn seeds. Ill keep an eye open for free livestock in the local papers. Kphoenix...i know there is a bee keepers collective in GJ. any one with a clean record and a weapon should get a hunters safty card a small game license asap in colorado.
 

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do you need a small game license to hunt birds and squirrels with a pellet gun? I have a high power .22 caliber pellet gun i can get shipped to me once i get there.
 
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yeah, have it shipped though. a fishing small game and fur-bear and duck and geese is like $100 for a whole year.
 
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Not so much. Runaways if you have fended for yourself for a year and your parents are not actively seeking your return to the home (ie called you in) then you are an emancipated minor w/o going to court or anything. it is a state of being like common law marriage.
 

deanmoriarty

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ah now i understand.was confused when u sent pm.cannot goto colorado at this time,but this sounds very interseting.i will help spread word,if u want.good luck!
 

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Even if I can't get out there (I'd really like to) I have a bunch of things that I've "acquired" that I could ship that would help. I have a military machete 22" I think. A new east wing axe, telescoping fishing rod. I got some wood carving chisels, some fixed blades, a car battery jump pack, some hand tools......a harpoon thing. If I come I'm going to pack most of that on my motorcycle and bring that too. It's old school with a kick start and handles great in the dirt. I was a mechanic and I've have a few ideas about wind and water power via car alternators that I think would really help.
 

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I got A small flux core welder. I could rig it up with help. It's pretty light. Also if any one is coming through ny/nj/pa I would gladly hand off any of this too you to take.
 

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i'd love to be a part of this..my gf and i are getting a van in 4 days, and i'd love to help..i'd really like to be a big part of it..i'll admit i dont know too much about agriculture, but we're both very willing to learn any and everything..We do drink, but not constantly because it interferes with living my life how i want to..i just don't want to deal with pretentious art/post/punk kids trying to school me because i eat meat or some shit..

thats always been a problem though, i dont want to kick it with the gg-allin wanna be douchebags that think trains are the only subject in the world BUT i also don't like to surround my self with pretentious kids who have already been there and done that and like to act like their shit don't stink because they know how to convert vans to bio-desiel and make things with tofu...in other words "BITCH, I CAN LEARN THAT SHIT TOO, AND I WANT TO!" but if you're so far up on your highhorse you cant reach far enough to lend a helping hand, then youre just the same as the other shitty people in the world.
i try to keep an open mind with an appetite for knowledge, destruction (where it need be applied), and over all i really value good tunes and good times with good people..
 

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I'm down for sharing my knowledge. In person I'm pretty chill. I doubt my girl would come and stay. She'd visit though and she is a farmer.
 
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i'd love to be a part of this..my gf and i are getting a van in 4 days, and i'd love to help..i'd really like to be a big part of it..i'll admit i dont know too much about agriculture, but we're both very willing to learn any and everything..We do drink, but not constantly because it interferes with living my life how i want to..i just don't want to deal with pretentious art/post/punk kids trying to school me because i eat meat or some shit..

thats always been a problem though, i dont want to kick it with the gg-allin wanna be douchebags that think trains are the only subject in the world BUT i also don't like to surround my self with pretentious kids who have already been there and done that and like to act like their shit don't stink because they know how to convert vans to bio-desiel and make things with tofu...in other words "BITCH, I CAN LEARN THAT SHIT TOO, AND I WANT TO!" but if you're so far up on your highhorse you cant reach far enough to lend a helping hand, then youre just the same as the other shitty people in the world.
i try to keep an open mind with an appetite for knowledge, destruction (where it need be applied), and over all i really value good tunes and good times with good people..
come see if it will work for you. itll be fun
 

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