Homesteading Oasis - Template

This is a map of areas to consider as you look at homesteading more fully.

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1. Solar - DC?AC well pump above, solar pump can be put into well above original as long as casing larger than 5"

1.1. Groundfos flex pumps

1.2. Otherwise we will need to remove Original pump, and replace with new AC/DC. $4,000 pump.

2. Defense / Readiness

2.1. Car

2.1.1. Go Bags

2.1.1.1. Defense

2.1.1.2. Radio

2.1.1.3. Food (snacks)

2.1.1.4. Map to safe places

2.1.1.5. Compass

2.1.1.6. flashlight

2.1.1.7. Batteries

2.1.1.8. first aid

2.1.1.9. turnaquet

2.1.1.9.1. sof t wide

2.1.1.9.2. rats

2.1.1.9.3. amazon

2.1.1.10. Water

2.1.2. jumper cables

2.1.3. CB or Ham RADIO

2.2. Home

2.2.1. Cover

2.2.2. Surveillance

2.2.2.1. night heads up

2.2.2.1.1. solar bettry motion sensor lights

2.2.2.1.2. look strong, and not easy target

2.2.2.2. motion sensors

2.2.2.2.1. dakota

2.2.2.2.2. northern tool

2.2.3. Door entry

2.2.3.1. strong locks

2.2.3.2. bolster if possible

2.3. Inventory

2.3.1. Guns

2.3.1.1. Rifle

2.3.1.1.1. 5.56 Rifle

2.3.1.1.2. Deer Rifle

2.3.1.2. Pistol

2.3.1.2.1. your inventory

2.3.1.3. Shotgun

2.3.2. Ammunition

2.3.2.1. Rifle

2.3.2.1.1. Deer

2.3.2.1.2. 5.56

2.3.2.2. Pistol

2.3.2.2.1. 9mm

2.3.2.3. Shotgun

2.3.2.3.1. 12

2.3.2.3.2. 20

3. Water

3.1. Source

3.1.1. City

3.1.1.1. Fill up Water storage in case city water loses pressure.

3.1.1.2. Monitor water quality

3.1.1.2.1. less workers not present at facility

3.1.1.2.2. They might over-chlorinate just in case

3.1.2. Well

3.1.2.1. power

3.1.2.1.1. If power is good, Focus on filling storage

3.1.2.1.2. Brown out or rolling power

3.1.2.2. no power

3.1.2.2.1. Look for alternative Source of water

3.1.2.2.2. Generator - Run the well in order to fill up water storage, then turn generator off.

3.1.2.2.3. Solar system that can generate teh power you need to energize a DC pump - Panels, energy controller, bracket, DC wiring, DC pump

3.1.2.2.4. solar power

3.1.2.2.5. Hand pump on well

3.1.2.2.6. Well Bucket

3.1.3. Rivers, Lakes, Creeks, open pond water

3.1.3.1. Last resort, but doable.

3.1.3.2. avoid stagnant water

3.2. filteration

3.2.1. power

3.2.1.1. Home filteration system -

3.2.1.2. HEATING WATER TO 212

3.2.2. No power

3.2.2.1. berkey or bucket filter

3.2.2.1.1. Just Water Filter - Bucket System (cheaper option) - Buy at NRA store - LINK Portable Water Filter Kit Official Store of the National Rifle Association

3.2.2.1.2. link to instructions https://dta0yqvfnusiq.cloudfront.net/justwater/2015/07/Bucket-System-Instructions.pdf

3.2.2.1.3. Extra filters

3.2.2.2. Away From Base - Life straw, backpack style filters

3.2.2.2.1. One per person

3.2.2.2.2. sawyers, life straw, MSR camping filters

3.2.2.3. Boil Water to 212 degrees

3.2.2.3.1. wood, fire, boil

3.3. Collection

3.3.1. Home Roof top

3.3.1.1. Gutter and pipe

3.3.1.1.1. home depot

3.3.2. Barn or Out-building

3.3.2.1. Gutters and pipe

3.3.2.1.1. home depot or lowes

3.3.3. Gutters

3.3.3.1. Will need to think about where and how to use gutters to your advantage

3.3.3.2. Gutter, Pipe, plastic sheet, metal sheeting

3.4. Storage

3.4.1. Options

3.4.1.1. water cans

3.4.1.1.1. Avoid used totes with unknown use

3.4.1.2. 55 gallon food barrels

3.4.1.3. 300 Gallon food totes

3.4.1.4. large water storage tanks

3.4.1.4.1. Big plastic tanks

3.4.2. Light is the enemy

3.4.2.1. Algea, Bacteria

3.5. Installer - Water well / water tanks, collection

3.5.1. Clay Pitts in Weatherford

3.5.1.1. 817-247-2026

3.5.2. Online - Practical Prepper, Engineer 775

3.5.3. Rainwater Harvest, Willow Park

3.5.3.1. list of contractors

3.6. Sharing Water with others Safely

3.6.1. Run a hose out to street

3.6.2. You still control a valve at house

3.6.3. creates a safe distance from home

4. Food

4.1. Canned

4.1.1. tools

4.1.1.1. pressure canner

4.1.1.1.1. Canner - 1

4.1.1.1.2. pressure keys

4.1.1.2. Heating source

4.1.1.2.1. Propane source

4.1.1.2.2. Wood source

4.1.1.3. Hand tools to process

4.1.2. Jars and Lids

4.1.2.1. quart

4.1.2.1.1. enough

4.1.2.2. Pint

4.1.2.2.1. enough

4.1.3. Skills

4.1.3.1. Canning

4.1.3.1.1. meat

4.1.3.1.2. Fruits

4.1.3.1.3. Vegetables

4.1.3.1.4. receipes

4.1.4. Storage place

4.1.4.1. Closets

4.1.4.2. Cool dark place

4.2. Garden

4.2.1. seeds

4.2.1.1. Fall

4.2.1.1.1. Heirloom seeds

4.2.1.2. Spring & Summer

4.2.1.2.1. Heirloom Seeds

4.2.2. Compost

4.2.2.1. fertilizer

4.2.2.2. Built Location in yard to compost

4.2.3. Tools

4.2.3.1. Hand tools

4.2.3.1.1. inventory list and gap list

4.2.3.2. Power tools

4.2.3.2.1. Tiller

4.2.3.2.2. chain saw

4.2.3.2.3. Generator (dual fuel)

4.2.3.2.4. Drill

4.2.3.2.5. Skilsaw

4.2.4. Irrigation

4.2.4.1. tubing

4.2.4.1.1. bed and row garden drip irrigation system

4.2.4.2. timers

4.2.4.2.1. sprinkler Zone and two timers with drip irrigation

4.2.4.3. faucets

4.2.5. Trees (November Buy)

4.2.5.1. Fruit

4.2.5.1.1. Peach

4.2.5.1.2. Plum

4.2.5.2. Nut

4.2.5.2.1. pecan

4.2.5.3. Buy in November

4.3. Frozen

4.3.1. Deep Freezer

4.3.1.1. One freezer in Garage

4.3.1.2. Solar or (Direct Current) freezers that can run on some solar panels.

4.3.2. 2 fridge freezers

4.3.3. Generator to keep frozen for short term power outage

4.4. Dry

4.4.1. Food Buckets

4.4.1.1. now

4.4.1.2. Worse case

4.4.2. Goods (one full 5 gallon)

4.4.2.1. Rice

4.4.2.2. Pinto Beans

4.4.2.3. Kidney Beans

4.4.2.4. Oats

4.4.2.5. Wheat

4.4.2.6. Lentils

4.4.2.7. Quinoa

4.4.2.8. Peanut Butter

4.4.3. Amount sufficiency

4.4.3.1. one year worth if freezer and fresh work

4.4.3.2. two months worth if no fresh or freezer food)

4.5. Storage Area

4.5.1. Closets

4.5.2. freezers

4.5.3. Under beds

4.5.4. Shelves to maximize space.

4.6. Dehydration

4.6.1. Skills

4.6.1.1. Do it, and practice!!

4.6.2. Tools

4.6.2.1. Dehydrator

4.6.2.2. Mylar bags

4.6.2.3. Moisture and oxygen packets for inside bags

4.6.3. Take Electricity and time!

4.6.4. Try Town Talk in Weatherford for food to dry.

5. Soil

5.1. Test Composition

5.2. Plan

5.3. Amendment

6. Animals

6.1. Food Producing

6.1.1. Beef

6.1.1.1. Feed

6.1.1.1.1. Round Bales

6.1.1.1.2. Protein

6.1.1.1.3. Minerals

6.1.1.2. Reproduction

6.1.1.2.1. Pete

6.1.1.3. Water

6.1.1.4. Production

6.1.1.4.1. For Family

6.1.1.4.2. For Community

6.1.1.5. Butchering

6.1.1.5.1. tools

6.1.1.5.2. know how

6.1.1.5.3. butchers are booked until mid 2021

6.1.2. Chicken

6.1.2.1. Feed

6.1.2.1.1. research how to homestead feed

6.1.2.1.2. 1 years worth of feed

6.1.2.2. Water

6.1.2.2.1. Add automatic water cups to existing

6.1.2.3. coop

6.1.2.3.1. secure so coyotes, bobcats, and skunks wont get them

6.1.2.4. Production

6.1.2.4.1. What is is it enough for our family?

6.1.2.4.2. new chickens

6.2. Non-Producing (Lowest priority)

6.2.1. Dogs

6.2.1.1. Feed

6.2.1.1.1. how to feed the dogs in homestead

6.2.1.1.2. Dry food

7. Shelter

7.1. Heating

7.1.1. Propane

7.1.1.1. How much for how long

7.1.1.1.1. Propane uses quickly

7.1.1.2. 1.87 per gallon

7.1.1.3. can buy or rent propane tank from Santo or Texas propane, they are great

7.1.1.4. Generators: mid sized generators use 23 gallons a day if run all day.

7.1.2. electric

7.1.2.1. Using heat pump for home is more effecient than gas heater. More effecient to run generator and run heat pump than propane heater inside house, without carbon monoxide issue.

7.2. Cooking

7.2.1. electric

7.2.2. propane

7.2.2.1. Think camping, do you have propoane for outside BBQ grill,

7.2.2.2. Do you have a fittings & connection for houses propane tank if you needed that for BBQ.

7.2.3. outdoor grill

7.2.3.1. where would you use it?

7.3. Attributes

7.3.1. well insulated

7.3.2. cool in summer breeze

7.3.3. Rainwater collection

7.3.3.1. Gutter

7.3.3.2. rainwater supply company (Jim) in willow park

7.3.3.2.1. tanks, collection, pumps

7.3.3.2.2. no solar

7.3.4. Storm Shelter

7.4. Entry Points

7.4.1. Gate?

7.4.1.1. locked

7.4.1.1.1. Can you see it?

7.4.2. hidden entry points that need to be addressed?

7.5. Electricity

7.5.1. Solar

7.5.1.1. Little system

7.5.1.1.1. phones

7.5.1.1.2. batteries

7.5.1.1.3. mobile

7.5.1.2. specific systems

7.5.1.2.1. freezer

7.5.1.2.2. fridges

7.5.1.2.3. AC

7.5.1.2.4. water well pump

7.5.1.3. Entire systems

7.5.1.4. knowledge

7.5.1.4.1. practical prepper engineer 775

7.5.1.4.2. backwoods solar in Idaho is great helpful place

8. Emergency/Medical/first aid

8.1. Home

8.1.1. Stitch Kit (Amazon)

8.1.1.1. stiches

8.1.1.2. practice plastic

8.1.2. Snake Response

8.1.2.1. Know how

8.1.2.2. stuff to fix

8.1.2.3. Glen Rose is best hospital with the most venom antidote.

8.1.3. Herbs

8.1.3.1. Comfry

8.1.4. Trauma Kits

8.2. Vehicles

8.2.1. Go bag for two people for two days

8.2.1.1. Trauma Kits

8.2.1.2. Maps

8.2.1.3. Water

8.2.1.4. MRE type foods

8.2.1.5. Communication

8.2.1.6. plans of action

8.2.2. Jumper cables

8.2.3. Well Maintenanced

8.2.3.1. Address problems now

8.2.4. Safe places to go around town

9. Communication / Response Plans

9.1. Design

9.1.1. maps to get home from work, or school,

9.1.2. predetermined plan and instructions (if something happens while at work, I will find alternates home)

9.2. observation

9.2.1. FM/AM/Short wave Ham Scanner

9.3. defense positions

9.4. Response Plans

9.5. Communication

9.5.1. Ham Radio book

9.5.2. Ham Radios

9.5.2.1. antenneas

9.5.2.2. mobile ham Anytone AT778UV

9.5.2.3. wouxon kg-8 handtalk

9.5.2.4. rechargeable batteries

9.5.2.4.1. AA

9.5.2.4.2. AAA

9.5.2.4.3. external large batteries

9.5.2.5. HAM club in town parker county HAM club

9.5.2.6. 6-7 repeaters in weatherford

9.5.3. HAM test (fairly easy, apps to practice)

10. Household Goods

10.1. paper

10.1.1. Toilet paper

10.1.2. figure out alternative

10.2. cleaning

10.2.1. Soap

10.2.1.1. Body - years worth

10.2.1.2. use homemade for pots, pans, and counters

10.3. hygiene

10.3.1. Girly stuff

10.3.1.1. one time use

10.3.1.2. Cloth reusable options

10.4. toiletries

10.4.1. toothpaste

10.4.2. shampoo

11. Fuel

11.1. Generator

11.1.1. propane

11.1.1.1. 23 gallons per day

11.1.2. slow RPM Diesel

11.1.2.1. 8 gallon per day

11.2. Deisel

11.2.1. can be used for truck, tractor, and generator

11.3. Gas

11.3.1. NO ethonal gas

11.3.1.1. walmart has it

11.3.2. use fuel treatment to store

11.4. Propane

11.4.1. Fill up bottles

11.4.1.1. Loves on highways is by gallon and is cheaper than trading in

11.4.2. home tank

11.4.2.1. Santo and texas propane

11.4.2.1.1. rent or buy

11.4.2.2. They will run conduit to house

11.4.2.2.1. Digging trenches will save you money

11.4.2.3. fill em up if you have one

11.4.2.4. You can buy used, refurbished

11.4.2.5. They will not move one from one house to the next.