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Kithera
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# Posted: 31 Aug 2011 17:27
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31 here, and the wife is 33.

trollbridge
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# Posted: 1 Sep 2011 10:48
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47 and my husband 46. Oldest child 27, youngest child 8 with 7 more in between. Two grandchildren with a third in the oven! I love being a grandma :)

dmanley
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# Posted: 4 Sep 2011 18:23
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68. Bought property in 2001 and started building last year.

Ann
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# Posted: 6 Sep 2011 16:33
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It has saddened me that many of the authors of my favorite books on living in a cabin in the wilderness (A Place in the Woods, We Took to the Woods, Woodswoman etc.) eventually had to give it up when they grew unable to handle the rigors of living off the beaten path.

Now in my fifties, I planned my cabin somewhat with old age in mind, hoping to be able to enjoy it into my 70s and 80s, health permitting. For instance, I decided against the Adirondack design with a loft, since climbing might one day become difficult. I also went with electricity, indoor plumbing, and a second source of heat in addition to the woodstove.

Has anyone else considered this question in planning your cabin? (This might be a new topic, but it seemed to fit with the question about forum members' ages.)

hattie
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# Posted: 6 Sep 2011 21:12
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Hi Ann...I'm 50 and Hubby is almost 63. We thought long and hard about just what you are saying. We decided that instead of living out in the bush we'd live in a really tiny town (pop. 85). Our place is all on one level with electricity and indoor plumbing. We also have access to medical care (it isn't really close, but close enough). The bush is just behind us, so we escape there when we want to but still have all the essentials we need.

Malamute
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# Posted: 6 Sep 2011 23:42 - Edited by: Malamute
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I think that's a good question. I'm about the same age as Ann, and think of older age. I built on one level, tho my larger cabin I plan to build eventually will have a basement. I plan on leaving a space, such as a closet up and down that I can sacrifice for an elevator if it's ever needed. I have all the modern ammenities, wouldn't think of a full time place without them, tho in younger years, thought it was pretty adventurous not to have all the civilized stuff. I got over that quickly. I'm in a small community, on the edge of mountains and wild country. Backup heat source is a good plan. I have wood, but would like to have a propane stove for backup, and a passive solar boost, perhaps a greenhouse attached to the house.

Dick Proenecke stayed at his cabin in the Alaskan bush into his 80's I believe.

I think not doing it all yourself helps. Not much comfort for those of us that are single, but I do think it makes a difference on keeping day to day stuff going. Even at this age, just doing everything that needs done yourself gets tiring at times.

Was just talking to a friend, he has been helping a single woman rancher with her cows in the mountains all summer. He mentioned he can hardly keep up with her, (she's in her 50's I believe), and mentioned that her friend is a ranch lady in her mid 70's that still can outride him. The older gal still goes to cow camp in the mountains for weeks on end, and isn't afraid to spend long days in the saddle working cows. Hope I'm up to all that in a few years.

One of these guys was in his 20's, the rest were from 50's to mid 70's.



RobMan
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# Posted: 9 Sep 2011 12:28
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New here - I'm 31!

hattie
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# Posted: 9 Sep 2011 12:31
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Welcome to the forum RobMan! *S*

Jon G
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# Posted: 7 Jan 2012 21:09
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29 for now still waiting on crown lands

ErinsMom
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# Posted: 7 Jan 2012 21:17
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54 and upset to find out turkeyhunter is younger than me!!!!!

trollbridge
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# Posted: 7 Jan 2012 21:18
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Ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Funny!

Rifraf
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# Posted: 7 Jan 2012 22:51 - Edited by: Rifraf
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34, wife is 32. Children are 2,9 and 12

customrunner
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# Posted: 8 Jan 2012 02:04
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Just turned 39 wife is 35 and my daughter is 3 @1/2

Martian
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# Posted: 8 Jan 2012 08:03
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I'm 61.

turkeyhunter
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# Posted: 8 Jan 2012 08:53
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Quoting: ErinsMom
54 and upset to find out turkeyhunter is younger than me!!!!!



watch it you COUGAR !!!!!!!!!!... :-)

VC_fan
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# Posted: 8 Jan 2012 09:45
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47

busybeaverbusy
# Posted: 8 Jan 2012 13:31
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Im 25 and my wife is 28 and our daughter is 10 months old

Cabingirl
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# Posted: 10 Jan 2012 11:47
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turning 58 on 2/10, but ask me again after I get my road fixed and cabin built, I am should I will age 20 years.

Bevis
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# Posted: 10 Jan 2012 11:56
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Almost 5....

Forty...three

trollbridge
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# Posted: 10 Jan 2012 11:58
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Ha, Ha lol Bevis!

dfosson
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# Posted: 10 Jan 2012 16:58
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Double nickels - 55

Bevis
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# Posted: 10 Jan 2012 17:05
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TB, I'm just a big kid...

trollbridge
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# Posted: 10 Jan 2012 17:11
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i know!

AYP1909
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2012 11:00
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57 today.

Bevis
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2012 11:36
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Happy Birthday AYP

trollbridge
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2012 16:00
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ditto!

ErinsMom
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2012 18:50
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AYP1909,
Happy happy birthday!

turkeyhunter,
No cougar here. I tend to go for the older man: husband is 64 and I eat breakfast five mornings a week with 4 - 5 70+ year old men. It's one of the best parts of my day.

turkeyhunter
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2012 20:13 - Edited by: turkeyhunter
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Quoting: AYP1909
57 today


happy birthday!!!

Quoting: ErinsMom
turkeyhunter,No cougar here. I tend to go for the older man: husband is 64 and I eat breakfast five mornings a week with 4 - 5 70+ year old men. It's one of the best parts of my day.



good deal---i like antques, and vintage cars and trucks /tractors.... :-)

trollbridge
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2012 21:06
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Quoting: turkeyhunter
but i like my womins ___________.

Better be careful TH :)

Bevis
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2012 22:08
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Thats right...tha police is watching you !!!

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