Jun 062017
 

Have 40 acres in southern Colorado, the land is at the base of the flat top mountain east of the Rockies. I am interested in starting a prepper group on it about 30 miles north of Trinidad.  Everything will be started from scratch for the most part so anyone joining would need to build their house.  I would be happy to help as we will all end up dependent on each other.  I am ex military  with skills in electrical and have lived here for 2 years so there is a cabin with an extra room.  There is a drying room, smoker, chicken coup and rabbit hutch. I am not a believer that we own the land but the land is here for our use which makes us the caretakers of it.  It is remote and hard to get to but it overlooks the valley with plenty of firewood.  20 acres is suitable for growing crops though the feeling I get from the weather changes going on that a green house would be the way to go.  I am also amiable to selling interest in the land and even putting it in the interested parties name.

I only come to town about once a week so there will be a delay in answering.   I am new to all this so please bear with me.

Sincerely

Frank

  9 Responses to “Southern Colorado prep site”

  1. Sounds like your living the dream down there wish I could afford to join ya i miss living with nature the city just isnt the same best of luck.

    • hughesfr says:

      July 15, 2017 at 2:48 am
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      Would be happy to meet, Come down to Trinidad on Fridays could meet at the Carnegy Library, my place is by the APISHAPA game preserve, 30 miles north of Trinidad by a town called Tyrone, which is not a town but a cluster of homes by the highway (only paved road in the area, about 15 miles from my place)
      When it rains very hard it is impossible to get out though, (roads get too muddy).
      North/west is the Walker ranch about 3000 acres. Plenty of hunting available, mostly antelope, but have mule deer, some of the biggest whitetail I have ever seen and moose. There is a stream/creek on my land as well which would be nice to terrace to make small ponds thru its’ track for fish. There are Pinon trees on half the property, plenty of firewood, lots of dead trees in the area.
      Frank

  2. I read your post. I’m interested in the way you think. I’m a welder in construction for over 40 years. I’m no to keen about the world wide Web. If possible to meet with you? I’m in pueblo. There is so much desertion in are world it is very hard to trust people. I fine it’s better face to face.

    • Would be happy to meet, Come down to Trinidad on Fridays could meet at the Carnegy Library, my place is by the APISHAPA game preserve, 30 miles north of Trinidad by a town called Tyrone, which is not a town but a cluster of homes by the highway (only paved road in the area, about 15 miles from my place)
      When it rains very hard it is impossible to get out though, (roads get too muddy).
      North/west is the Walker ranch about 3000 acres. Plenty of hunting available, mostly antelope, but have mule deer, some of the biggest whitetail I have ever seen and moose. There is a stream/creek on my land as well which would be nice to terrace to make small ponds thru its’ track for fish. There are Pinon trees on half the property, plenty of firewood, lots of dead trees in the area.
      Frank

      • Ok Frank. I will meet you there next Friday around 1 would that be ok. You can call me at — my name is Pete if that is a ok time and day.

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        • At the library right now, will hang out until after one. Apparently no phone numbers on site.

          Frank

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  3. Hi Frank,
    I am very much looking for a tribe to plug into but not sure exactly where I’d fit in. I’m not a young man anymore, but still have some pep left. I worked construction and truck driving among other things but presently live in central Washington.
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    Colorado is a neat place; I spent some time in Rifle in the early 80ties. Some places, like on the western slop, it can get cold at night or during a snow storm but after the storm the sun comes out and winter is very workable. Yes you will need a greenhouse for winter food production and to help keep your critters warm in the winter. At least you probably have more winter sun than most places in the US. You can build your greenhouses as lean-too’s on the south side of your critter sheds to help keep them warm in winter by passive solar mass heating. I’m not sure what the weather is like on the eastern slope; so you may not get as much sun as the western slop. Also; growing, canning and storing away foods during the summer fall months is key, and don’t overlook wild eatables. You’ll need a good cool food storage space dug into the ground to keep your canned goods cool in summer and keep from freezing in winter. In case you need to supplement your food supply; is fishing, hunting and trapping in season something that is doable without too much resistance from your uncle Sammy? I ate a lot of fresh fish from Dillon Lake and Colorado River back in the 80ties when I first set up a one month camp on the lee side of Copper Mountain then later moved to Rifle when the snow got too deep.
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    I’ve been seeing a lot of you tube videos recently about some places in Colorado cracking down hard and kicking homesteaders off their own land if they don’t comply with all the county laws, like building permits, connecting to utilities, well moratoriums, and septic rules. Is that something that you have experienced, and if so, are you able to comply with the set rules?
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    At the moment I am renting space and am off the electric grid. Between 1K of solar and propane all my electrical and heating needs are covered. I only buy propane once a year at the cheapest time, but could convert to wood if I had to. I splurge and get DSL only because I can. But I know there will come a time when I will have to do without internet. My biggest concern is that my space is not very secure from people predators that party like there is no tomorrow, and will be the first to take what little I have been able to accumulate when the bottom falls out. So, yea; I’m looking for a more invisible presence somewhere in the sparsely populated west. The key is invisibility; vampires can’t suck you dry if they don’t know you have blood. I am fixing up a camper van with solar panels and making it livable so I can do some traveling to check out different sites in the future.
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    I will probably communicate with other groups as well just to get a feel of where folk’s heads are at and see if they need like-minded people. I expect that I will probably have to relocate to a more secure spot not around a big city. I’d like to keep in touch so we can get to know each other and see how you’re project is progressing. At the moment I can’t predict the future but who knows, maybe in a year, I could plug in if your collective, (tribe), is agreeable. The only thing I can be sure about at the moment is that sometime soon, (within the next 5 years), this whole thing is going to come flying apart; and if you are not already living or prepared to live the subsistence lifestyle by then, it will be VERY hard to get started at that time! People will die.
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    I haven’t logged in to this site often, so I’m not sure how it works; if I have to check in from time to time, or if my messages go directly to my regular email, so I’ll guess I’ll find out if you write back.
    Thanks, ken

    • hughesfr says:

      July 15, 2017 at 2:48 am
      .
      Would be happy to meet, Come down to Trinidad on Fridays could meet at the Carnegy Library, my place is by the APISHAPA game preserve, 30 miles north of Trinidad by a town called Tyrone, which is not a town but a cluster of homes by the highway (only paved road in the area, about 15 miles from my place)
      When it rains very hard it is impossible to get out though, (roads get too muddy).
      North/west is the Walker ranch about 3000 acres. Plenty of hunting available, mostly antelope, but have mule deer, some of the biggest whitetail I have ever seen and moose. There is a stream/creek on my land as well which would be nice to terrace to make small ponds thru its’ track for fish. There are Pinon trees on half the property, plenty of firewood, lots of dead trees in the area.
      Frank