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Nomads

I was running the traps yesterday and one of my regular stops is a blogger and accomplished writer that lives in Upstate New York.  He made the comment that none of the farmers in the area grow a garden any more.  That space has been taken up by swimming pools and multiple 4 wheelers in various states of run.  These farmers buy their groceries now right alongside the cubicle dwellers and insurance adjusters that live in The City.

Forest Oil rig near Balmorrhea, West Texas. 2-28-12

I just finished two thought provoking books — Locusts on the Horizon ($2.99) and The

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Living Off the Grid as an Oilfield Gate Guard

The company supplied service trailer

There was a nice dew overnight so that means the dust will lay down for a few hours this morning,  That is a good thing.

It is a welcome relief to be sucking up someone else’s resources for a change. When Miss Kathy and I were checking out the oil field gate guard possibilities, I always looked real hard at any pictures of their service trailer and septic facilities. Living in an inhospitable off grid situation makes you totally dependent on what the company provides as far as support. We went with

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Back on the Grid

Just a recap here to start. I have been at the new jobsite near Calvert,TX for 52 days. No electricity or water for that entire time period. My Generac 6.6 kw propane generator has run 210 hours. I have been in boondocking situations before like at Cranfills Gap.

The electricity inches closer

The difference here at Calvert was we thought electricity would be available within 2 weeks of our arrival. Well, that didn’t happen. This area is serviced by an Electric Cooperative like most of Rural Texas.  Back in the 40’s and 50’s, Coops were the only

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