Off-grid escapes for doomsday preppers

first_imgLoads of water storage options. Fenced all round at lot 18-19 Raff Street, Warra. This cabin is away from it all. A vege garden could go here.More from newsNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours ago“This unique property is completely off the grid. No power and water bills and low rates — what more could you ask,” was how Terri Hay and Marg Whip were marketing the property.It holds about 34,000 litres of rainwater and has seven solar panels, with 12-volt power.Located in the town of Warra, about half way between Dalby and Chinchilla in Queensland gas country, the house is literally a three minute walk from the train station, and the little community has a pub, post office, cafe and school. Queensland homes scoop national awards It has four bunks.For just $10,000 more, on the crest of the Great Dividing Range near Toowoomba is a 7.62 hectare estate that’s about the necessities of life.Jason Fitzgerald of Millmerran Rural Agencies was marketing the property as having “nothing left to do”.It has a fully insulated cabin with four beds, a water tank and a basic amenities block, off grid solar power — and unlike some others, it’s not so remote from everything with underground wiring, power and phone services running past the property and sealed road access. There’s a dam on the property too.“Adding to the off grid appeal of this property is approximately 45kl of water tanks spread throughout the allotment,” was how agents Lachlan Brealey and Heath Knox of LJ Hooker Toowoomba described the property at 9 Bloodwood Avenue, Millmerran Woods. “A rare bonus is a well sized dam central to the block.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK It’s tidy.For less than a house deposit in the city, you can pick up a completely off-grid single bedroom house on a large 1,971sq m block of land — at just $45,000.The “simple life” was created with a bare cabin, a six-metre long container with kitchenette and bathroom, two other six-metre containers for storage, with connections via breezeways. The whole thing is, of course, fully fenced — high — to keep nasty critters out. MORE: Quade ready to let go — at any costcenter_img 9 Bloodwood Avenue, Millmerran Woods, has a front deck. Loads of water storage out back and solar panels on the roof.Costing $109,950, it’s “totally off-grid” with a north facing front deck, open plan living, dining and kitchen — and there’s even a combustion fireplace in the living room “making short work of the cold weather”.The hot water system does run off gas, but the property is serviced by a 2.0Kw solar system with 15kwh battery storage. Cooking outdoors, under the stars.“Everything is ready for you just to come out of a weekend, ideally located within three hours of Brisbane,” the listing said.What it does have plenty of, according to Mr Fitzgerald, was “peace and quiet”.If you really have a bit of cash to splurge, a one bedroom, one bathroom, two car park house on 8.09ha may be the way to go. The trusty dunny. Getting away from it all to a cabin in the woods is possible in Millmerran for $55,000.Ever want to get away from it all, go completely off-grid in case SHTF, doomsday prepper style? You’d be surprised how little it actually costs to do so.If the proverbial stuff does hit the fan and it’s The End Of The World As We Know It (TEOTWAWKI), you might want to have one of these stashed away, running off grid, with loads of room to grow your own food, or at least forage for some. Would you buy six houses at once? Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Women’s hoops falls short in last-minute effort vs. Cal

first_imgFacing two tough Pac-12 teams this past weekend, the women’s basketball team had to battle both to the bitter end. Clashing with Stanford on Friday and then quickly turning around to face No. 21 Cal on Sunday, the Trojans ultimately fell to both in the last two minutes of play.Graduate student guard Jordan Adams recorded 10 rebounds in the Trojans’ match against the Cal Bears on Sunday. Sunny Dong | Daily Trojan“I thought it was a well-played offensive game,” head coach Mark Trakh said. “I am very happy with the effort of my team and very happy with Minyon’s effort tonight. We’re on the road right now, we’re 3 and 5 and we’ve got to figure out a way to get back to .500.”Taking on Cal is certainly no easy task, especially when Cal’s starting center, junior Kristine Anigwe, is widely considered to be one of the best players in the country. Averaging 17.9 points and 8.8 rebounds a game, Anigwe is strong on the boards and at the 3-point range. Even with an impressive game of 20 points, the Trojans’ strong defense was able to keep her to only 3 points in the second quarter and two rebounds in the first half before she would foul out in the fourth quarter.“We wanted to go inside,” Trakh explained. “I thought Kristen did a good job on her with the help Minyon went down and stole the ball a couple of times, but she is obviously a great player and that was big for us to stay in the game and getting her into foul trouble.”The Trojans’ defense has been strong throughout the season, but stood out in their games this weekend even with the losses. With 19 steals and 13 blocks total from the weekend, the team kept its opponents on their toes. More impressive though is the fact that four of the Trojan starters ­— guards sophomore Minyon Moore, senior Sadie Edwards and junior Aliyah Mazyck, with forward senior Kristen Simon — played 78-80 minutes of two 40-minute games and were still able to fight until the very end.“I think that since we don’t have a deep, deep bench, I think our starting five is doing a really good job,” Moore said. “And even though we are fatigued we are playing through it because we take it game by game and it’s not about yourself, we play for our team.”Trakh shared his opinion on the Trojans’ strengths.“We think we’re a defensive team,” Trakh said. “We wind up holding them to 62 points. I mean we really did a good job in the second half and they scored 27 points in the second half, so that is a pretty good defensive effort from us. We bring our defense all the time, bring it on the road, bring it home, but I think we’re doing a good job on the defensive end.”With both games coming down to the wire, it was Mazyck and Moore who would stood for the Trojans. Mazyck continued to prove herself a force to be reckoned with on the court, after getting down early in the first quarter against Stanford. She went on to make three 3-pointers in a row, changing the lead and the momentum of the game to allow her team back into the fight. Then, on Sunday, Moore led the charge against Cal with 19 points, three steals and two blocks.“Aliyah is having a great year and she is doing a great job for us so we’re really proud of the effort she is making, as I am of all the kids,” Trakh said.Overall, the weekend may not have ended the way USC wanted but in both games, the team fought hard throughout and never backed down.last_img read more

Zimbabwe Players in Bonus Row, Delay Flight

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AFCON 2017…AFCON 2017… Zimbabwe’s national football team refused to board a flight for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon, officials said yesterday in a dispute over allowances and winning bonuses.The team was due to fly together on Saturday to Cameroon to play a friendly on Tuesday before proceeding to Libreville.After tense meetings with the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA), some players finally left Harare yesterday morning while the rest of the squad was set to depart later in the day.“We had a fruitful meeting and the players and administration reached an amicable solution,” ZIFA Spokesman, Xolisani Gwesela, told AFP, declining to elaborate how the impasse was resolved.On Friday, players sat in hotel corridors and refused to attend a farewell dinner at which the country’s Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa was the guest of honour.“ZIFA totally condemns the behaviour portrayed by the team and their desire to hold the nation at ransom in their quest to earn money that this economy cannot sustain,” the association said in a statement late on Saturday.Among a raft of grievances, the players rejected $1,000 appearance fees and demanded $5, 000 instead, sources at the association said.They also demanded $150 daily allowances for locally-based players and $500 for foreign-based players, instead of $50 and $100 respectively.The players had earlier refused to use “substandard” accommodation at a facility run by the association and were barred from training at the national sports stadium over a $60 debt owed by ZIFA.Zimbabwe’s economy has been wrecked by hyperinflation, corruption and agricultural collapse, and the national football team has often relied on well-wishers to pay its players and coaches.A cash shortage in the country has also seen football match attendances plummet.Last year the country was expelled from the 2018 World Cup preliminary competition over non-payment of a $67 000 debt owed to former coach Jose Claudinei Georgini.last_img read more