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  • #61
    Originally posted by Tugaloo View Post

    I predated SERE by a few decades. LOL OTOH, Thai bars serve fried bugs including cockroaches. I doubt I'll see any need for that. Lots of game here and fish; so protein will be easier than many places.

    In a WROL, going crops would also require a willingness to defend them. I go through that now with 4 legged critters. I have a solar powered electric fence and this years improvements will add three wires low to the ground.
    I'm a retired wildlife biologist and worked 10 years as a government trapper and ADC specialist. Have you tried a 7 foot deer fence where the wire post are at a 45 degree angel, leaning out of the garden? The bottom wire should be 6 inches from the ground with a wire spacing of 10 inches. It works great on deer. If you want the deer to avoid the fence early on, place 1 inch strips of aluminium foil over hot wires and add peanut oil. The try to lick and dont come back.

    At 6 inches this usually deters most rabbits, squirrels and groundhogs.

    I served in the 80's and most of my NCO's were Vietnam vets and they were teaching SERE, so I'll assume you have several years on me. I spent all of my time in the Pacific theater, mostly in Asia. I have good and bad memories of Thailand and a few other neighboring countries. That was a long time ago though. It's a strange new world, we now live in.

    Dale

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    • #62
      The deer fence would work for deer, but deer aren't the problem. We live on a mountain and depending where one digs there can be rock. It took me a couple of tries to dig a hole for a 4x4 post to mount my weather station. The anemometer is on the apex of the roof.

      Here, rabbits would easily get under a 6" high fence. Young rabbits managed to get thru the fence. I saw one bounce off the fence twice and finally lined up so it could escape. I already have the electric fence from a house in NC.

      I served a few tours in Vietnam as 11B and later, as a UH1B and UH1C (gunship) door gunner.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Tugaloo View Post
        The deer fence would work for deer, but deer aren't the problem. We live on a mountain and depending where one digs there can be rock. It took me a couple of tries to dig a hole for a 4x4 post to mount my weather station. The anemometer is on the apex of the roof.

        Here, rabbits would easily get under a 6" high fence. Young rabbits managed to get thru the fence. I saw one bounce off the fence twice and finally lined up so it could escape. I already have the electric fence from a house in NC.

        I served a few tours in Vietnam as 11B and later, as a UH1B and UH1C (gunship) door gunner.
        LOL! It sounds like you live in West Virginia. I'm used to that kind of gardening. It's why I finally went with a raised bed garden.

        I to served as an 11B. Mostly as a LRRP and as a grunt.

        For the rabbits. Have you tried an owl on a post in the garden. They sell some that the wind moves it's head. That works at least for awhile. Some mylar ribbon will help some. Best solution is rabbit stew or fried rabbit. Good luck!

        Dale

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        • #64
          Originally posted by dalewick View Post

          LOL! It sounds like you live in West Virginia. I'm used to that kind of gardening. It's why I finally went with a raised bed garden.

          I to served as an 11B. Mostly as a LRRP and as a grunt.

          For the rabbits. Have you tried an owl on a post in the garden. They sell some that the wind moves it's head. That works at least for awhile. Some mylar ribbon will help some. Best solution is rabbit stew or fried rabbit. Good luck!

          Dale
          I'm familiar with nature walks myself.
          Aviation had its perks; showers and a mess hall. The food was better and a shower whenever one wasn't flying was pure luxury.


          I used to work with a couple of men from "West, by God Virginia." They also said "3 mountains back meaning very remote and of course ridge runners. Good people and good friends.
          No offense as I don't know if those were local colloquialisms or not.

          We live in the Chattahoochee NF on private owned land that was here before the Chattahoochee NF existed. To say the least, it is remote and pretty much untouched since before WWII when it was logged.
          Hughes net provides the internet, phone service (VOIP) and cell phones are text only. TV is Dish TV.


          I've noticed plastic sheeting also works; my best guess is they dislike the slippery feel of it.

          I had a few raccoons living under the deck; high frequency sound evicted them. As I have 2 Pitts, who can't hear it or I couldn't take them outside to do their business.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by dalewick View Post

            Best solution is rabbit stew or fried rabbit. Good luck!

            Dale
            Good to see your updates. In other news, I fear that Grizzlyetteadams has departed earth.
            Last edited by Sourdough; 05-09-2022, 11:30 AM.
            One day you eat the chicken.....next day the left-over chicken.....next five days you eat chicken feathers, head and feet.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by dalewick View Post
              For the rabbits. Have you tried an owl on a post in the garden. They sell some that the wind moves it's head. That works at least for awhile. Some mylar ribbon will help some. Best solution is rabbit stew or fried rabbit. Good luck!

              Dale
              I decided to use 48" high 1" chicken wire which ought to stop even little rabbits.





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