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    Re: Gravel or Sand in Hand Dug Well

    It should mellow out over time and the sediment go away, if you want it for drinking just build a proper bio sand filter ( don't use beach sand). I drove by a bunch used for the schools and they were...
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    Re: Hurry, While it is still cheap...........

    Even if it was OK to use beach sand you don't because it leaches salt for ever and will break down the cement over time.
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    Re: New residency fees

    Now that I have my documents ready to submit to the Nicaragua Ebassy state side, what are the current fees, for each document submitted, return mail, etc. This would be for investor if that matters. ...
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    Re: Obtaining Residency

    Now that I have my documents ready to submit to the Nicaragua Ebassy state side, what are the current fees, for each document submitted, return mail, etc. Thanks !
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    Re: Machete in checked baggage

    I have the same brand (Imacasa) that I brought back to the States a few years ago with no problems, knives back and forth as well, but times are a changing. I have not used this one yet as I have...
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    Re: Residency and Importing

    Need Shipping Container information. Shipping household goods, and personal items from either Miami or Jacksonville FL (flexiable) to Managua and will only take up approx. 1/2 of a 20ft. shipping...
  7. Thread: Need ideas

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    Re: Need ideas

    Hurricane shelter, put it out of any kind of high water issues, sitck it sideways to the wind and heavy duty door on one end and pile it with dirt to the desired height if it's strong enough to...
  8. Thread: hot water

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    Re: hot water

    I plan on using a batch type hot water system, they work best in hot climates like Nic. The concept is two standard US style hot water tanks.
    One is stripped of it's outer insulated housing and...
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    Re: Machete in checked baggage

    Sorry for the double post, the first one didn't seem to post until I submitted the second one?
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    Re: Machete in checked baggage

    I bought a rather long one back home on my last trip that was made in Honduras and had a custom scabbard made for it and brought that and and other knives back with me in my checked in baggage. I've...
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    Re: Machete in checked baggage

    John,

    You can bring your machete in your checked baggage this is not a problem. Mine was one made in Honduras and is what the locals like to buy as they hold up well. I've broken ones from the...
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    Re: Multi day hikes/ treks?

    Here's my dos cordobas worth of advice. Look at some of the main stream Nicaraguan Travel Guide Books. I like Moon's Nicaragua Handbook. Give yourself as much time as you can afford for your...
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    Re: Land for sale near Jinotepe - $36,000

    I'm with catahoula fan on this one. I think therefore I am. If one's believes or just has enough desire they can be farmers. It really boils down to the dreamers and the do'ers . But one still must...
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    Re: Tica bus - TransNica bus - CR to Nica travel

    I'm with cookshow on this one, I have done it and it may work out fine like it did for acc's , but the border the first time was hell. Then having a (ticket) bought in CR and ready to go didn't help...
  15. Thread: Food budget

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    Re: Food budget

    That's my kind of math !!!
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    Re: catchment resevoir

    Here is a PDF link for today's Hawaiian style water catchments systems, average costs, etc. http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/RM-12.pdf

    Anybody have a good info an making your own...
  17. Thread: Food budget

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    Re: Food budget

    If you don't go all usano, and use the local markets you can easily live on $5.00 a day per person, which will give you all the fresh fruits and vegtables you need. Meat at the local markets can be...
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    Re: Shrapnel in my eye

    I've had metal dug out of my eye twice !!! and that was with the use of a full face sheild, so crap does happen. In your case if you can't see it while having someone look through a magifine glass...
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    Re: Mail Service

    I have used the mail service coming and going and this is how it worked for me. Sending, was a matter of going to the post office and finding out what I needed to send out needed to be wrapped in the...
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    Re: Residency procedures

    Not sure if this is the correct thread, but the question is:

    Has the proposed new
    (micro business) lower limit of $5,000 been updated into law 306 yet? If not does anyone have any news on when...
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    Re: Any Market Watchers?

    The pounding home of the down grade is for one reason and why it's being made a big deal is simply put as things get worse we won't be using what we already fund IMF and the World Bank for a bailout,...
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    Re: 5 month stay in Nicaragua

    Since your somewhat traveled already and hopefully can speak some Spanish I don't think finding a place will be a big deal for you wher ever you decied. Just use a inexpesive hotel for a few days and...
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    Re: Russian Buses

    To physically get your logo, it would have moulded pins with a push clips (old school),
    or more than likey it's glued on, 3M pro adhesive remover and some time will do it or a heat gun, otherwise...
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    Re: Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot

    An American Idiot north, center or south is a:

    Person who thinks it's about left or right, indulges in the propaganda thwarted upon one's daily life and disregards the facts and is so ignorant as...
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    Re: Living Like a Nica

    Here's my perspective. I ended up reading the e-book after the fact. Meaning that I had already experienced Nicaragua and know first had how Nica's live. I found the book to be 100% factual. But it's...
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