Are You Personally Prepared For a Natural Disaster?

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  1. hoytedow
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    My guests are only allowed to eat herbivores, poultry or fish. I don't have any pet fish, chickens, goats or cattle of any sort.
     
  2. masrapido
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    Amigo, you are personally prepared for a natural disaster event. The boat could have been a bit larger, though...
     
  3. watchkeeper

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    We all know the rabbit was brought to Aus as food and for sport but the obscure introduction is possum into NZ. We know goats were left on isands as food for stranded wreck crew, Norwegian black rats got ashore from ships but the possum wasn't considered food. Even the moari wouldn't eat them, but nowadays although a major pest they are also big bucks. Possum fur blended with marino wool makes really light weight but very warm clothing.
     
  4. watchkeeper

    watchkeeper Previous Member

    Thats not quite correct, Maori won't and didn't eat rat, they hated them because the killed of bigger wildlife the Maori did eat.

    There were 3 seperate fleets of long canoe known to have left Hawaii for NZ that arrived, once they landed in NZ they never did any more long voyages except for seasonal hunting mutton birds on Stuart Is and seal on White Is.
     
  5. masalai
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    Hi masrapido,
    How goes the farm? I am now up near Kuranda, helping to keep a small "lifestyle farm" in order, whilst looking for a cocoa/copra plantation management job in Melanesia...
    Best wishes...
     
  6. Frosty

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    There is 2 kinds of rat, one you definately do not eat unless your in a Turkish prison.

    Mas --watch those Cobras, the kings lie in wait for thier pray and are not very fast but you gotta be quick.
     
  7. watchkeeper

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    One of the big PNG foreign owned palm oil producers was recently looking for a manager with factory experience for a plantation on one of the big islands north of Madang.

    The info came indirectly via a request to quote on a utitly work boat/ferry for another of the company's island plantation, I'll try to find the refence and pm you the details.

    I got family living at Palm Cove just behind Far Pavilions
     
  8. Leo Lazauskas
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    The Maori who first travelled to NZ brought rats with them, deliberately.
    They might have gone off them later, but that's a separate issue.

    In fact, the presence of rats is one way of dating when Maori first arrived.
    The earliest arrivals came from the Lapita area, not from Hawaii. Exactly
    when is still up for grabs. See the very recent book:
    Pearce, C.E.M. and Pearce, F.M.,
    "Oceanic Migration"
    Springer-Verlag, 2010.

    Sadly, Charles Pearce died earlier this year in New Zealand on his way to an
    archaeological dig.
     
  9. Frosty

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    Ahem---there is 2 kind of rats. One type runs through the sewers and the other runs through the jungle . Very different animals--black and brown for a start offl.

    Sewer rats carry all kinds of diseases ( great plagues of London etc) and it is /was illegal in Uk not to report the sighting of a rat. Killing a rat and taking its tail to the local town hall would result in an award of sixpence.

    Large wool mills of the North England had ratters-- a man that shot rats for a living.

    When mills were demolished and only some were, the king rat would move and the whole lot went with him. The scenes depicted on movies can not capture it,--the road turns black with rats.
     
  10. watchkeeper

    watchkeeper Previous Member

    I stand corrected, at school we were taught the Kiore (polyonesian rat) was introduced later than the first fleet by inter island trading possibly pre Cook discovery period, some even suggested the pre Cook Portuguese navigators to Australia may have made a NZ landfall introducing rats at the same time. This like many things we learnt at school in the 50's has since been proved incorrect.

    The world apparently isn't flat after all and we also circle the sun...amazing, whatever next..
     
  11. rwatson
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    What a statement !: - you better have some science to back that up :p


    http://theflatearthsociety.org/cms/
     
  12. masalai
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    No just trigonometry and may have the ability (disproving the "flat-earth" postulation) to circumnavigate, but no desire, as I an content with the local patch and look forward to farming...
     
  13. michael pierzga
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    There is an interesting book called .The Histoy of Food .


    I think that is the title ?

    It tells of the origin of all food ....animals and crops. Plenty of manmade intervention in nature.
     
  14. hoytedow
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    Frosty, how are your reading glasses holding up? Mas said copra(coconut meat), not cobra.
     

  15. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Well done that man for actually reading words.

    Your free beer is in the post
     
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