Meeting Notice July 19, 2012


The JULY picnic and summer social meeting of the Big Bottom Self Reliant Community, will take place in a private home, at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday,  July 19th.
Members will meet at the Fisher’s outdoor  home barbecue kitchen on Savio Road, Randle.    A potluck dinner is planned for 6:00, to be followed by a regular meeting at 6:45.  Please call these numbers for suggestions concerning food items to bring, and directions to the meeting location. {496 1594 Joe}  or {360 520-5674  Penny}

Interesting items on this month’s  agenda will include:

  • A local medicinal herb will be examined and information given for preparation and
  • A  report  on what should be included in an emergency-get-home bag for your auto.
  • A visit from a local hydroponic gardener who will give us his story on this alternative         and interesting form of gardening.
  • A featured informational video TBA.
  • Discussion on installing a water wheel for “off the grid”  use.
  • News that didn’t make the news.

Please bring a guest who would be interested in joining and participating in our self reliant community group.    Your guest will be welcome to visit or to join.
Let’s share ideas  for gardening, home projects, useful information and ways to prepare for the difficult times ahead.

See you there. SS




Meeting was called to order at 2:00 p.m. in the Mount Adams cafe, Randle.

M/C (motion carried) to approve the agenda as printed.

News since the last meeting given and discussed.

A member gave a report on the U.S bankruptcy of 1933 and the repercussions that

followed.  He stated there is a remedy for all the citizen’s property used as collateral to

finance the bankruptcy  loan from IMF via Federal Reserve.

Member gave report on how to make a still for use in the making of tinctures from herbs by  the use of an old pressure cooker

Member gave report on willow bark taken from local trees.  Spring is the time to gather  willow bark,

how to dry it and how to make tinctures or anti-inflammatory tea.  If properly prepared, it will stop pain.

Notice read from Emily Anderson, of Pacific County, telling of the forthcoming Forest Service meeting on Rules and Regulations to be held Monday, May 21 in the Longview Convention center.

Report given on the dangers of using a micro wave oven.  The ten reasons to dispose of your microwave was read to members.

Excellent wooden tomato cages, hand made by a member were displayed.  Orders taken.Discussion concerning the book Pegasus, concerning how to run a car using wood, rather than gas or diesel.

It was suggested we focus on the many problems and methods of vegetable gardening during our June meeting

M/C meeting adjourned at 4:00


The May Meeting of the Big Bottom Self Reliant Community will be called to order Saturday,

May 19, at 2:00 in the Mt. Adams Cafe in Randle.

Please bring a list of “do it yourself” books in your library which would be available to loan to other members.

Featured this meeting will be a report on a local medicinal herb.

We will have an interesting guest telling of his recent experience installing a unique water wheel
 locally,  which took  several adjacent homes off the grid.
 Open discussion will follow.
Bring a guest who might be interested in joining our self-reliant group.
along with your stories of local happenings and  projects.
 Looking forward to seeing you all again,