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    Restored Old Hut - Private Land

    After the lockdown earlier in the year, mate and I took on the task of restoring an old hut on a property we hunt a bit.
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    So we've got 12V power, but what I'm wondering is what is the best idea to get some music in the hut. Radio AM/FM wont work so my first thoughts were car radio with CD player and a couple of 12V speakers.
    Need a bit of help on the ideas's front, but if anyone's got a couple of old speakers gathering dust Id be grateful
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    Good work those men

    That's what I currently do for a day job
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    That looks wonderful Bos and it looks like you got the grandkids involved too. Great.
    @Brian and I are currently building a hut on a private hunting spot. We are lucky that the property owner has encouraged us to do it.

    I bought a kit set for $5k which I thought was good value. Exactly the same as this:

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    My mate is deaf as a post and Im not far behind so music would be wasted on us
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    Yea its come up real good; pretty pleased really considering the farmer was going to take to it with his excavator.
    Really important to be dealing with the "right" farmer - you know what I mean. In our case, we are so lucky as the farmer in question is a top bloke, and as we're probably the only ones that will ever use it.
    All up we've spent around 3.5k - about 1700 - 1800 each which I'm more than happy about
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bos View Post
    Yea its come up real good; pretty pleased really considering the farmer was going to take to it with his excavator.
    Really important to be dealing with the "right" farmer - you know what I mean. In our case, we are so lucky as the farmer in question is a top bloke, and as we're probably the only ones that will ever use it.
    All up we've spent around 3.5k - about 1700 - 1800 each which I'm more than happy about
    Heres the rebuilt fireplace complete with log burner
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    Wow!

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    I think if you put up a decent antenna you will get quite a few radio stations.A 20 foot whip should pull in FM from a distance and a couple of wraps around radio will bring in AM .
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    Wow!
    Bos has set the bar pretty high for the rest of you !

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    outstanding, good buggers

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    The good thing about a private hut is you can leave gear there and just turn up with food and enjoy. Even just for a get away. @Bos looks like you guys make a top job sit back and enjoy and make the most out of it while you can

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    Thanks men
    Fair to say we've already had a few christenings......the roof, the fire, the bunks, the water supply, not to mention a couple of good hunts before lambing and calving.
    Youre right about leaving the food and gear out there. Easy just to take a bit of tucker, a few beers, and your hunting gear, and you're away
    Many more great times to come no doubt
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    Awesome
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bos View Post
    After the lockdown earlier in the year, mate and I took on the task of restoring an old hut on a property we hunt a bit.
    Heres an old Pic
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    And heres a new pic
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    So we've got 12V power, but what I'm wondering is what is the best idea to get some music in the hut. Radio AM/FM wont work so my first thoughts were car radio with CD player and a couple of 12V speakers.
    Need a bit of help on the ideas's front, but if anyone's got a couple of old speakers gathering dust Id be grateful
    It never ceases to amaze me. Why would an individual lug an aerosol can, all the way out there to graffiti a building?

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    Does it have to be radio?
    Bluetooth speakers from your phone with iheart radio or Spotify is just as good and can run off of a power bank or small solar charge

    Great job btw. Looks fantastic
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    Yep, something like a UE Boom straight off your phone. Simple, good sound and very portable
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    Very nice, home away from home.

 

 

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