Sss?

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by SweetSarah, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. SweetSarah

    SweetSarah Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    446
    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    I'm usually pretty good with context but I cannot for the lif eof me figure out what SSS means. :shrug: Someone please help me out. Thanks:)
     
  2. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

    Messages:
    11,456
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Location:
    NW Pa./NY Border.

  3. The Paw

    The Paw Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,110
    Joined:
    May 19, 2006
    Location:
    Manitoba, Canada
    Just to expand a little on Zeal's cryptic definition - it is the "preferred strategy" of some rural folk when dealing with anything that might otherwise mean dealing with some sort of regulatory body such as the USDA, Parks Department etc. It usually refers to disposal of sick livestock or the elimination of protected species.

    Nothing in this post should be construed to conclude that I practice, condone, or recommend the above practice....
     
  4. SweetSarah

    SweetSarah Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    446
    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Thanks ZYG. In the army you performed the 3 S's during personal hygiend time:
    Squat on the toilet (in the form of a 4 letter word)
    Shower
    Shave
    That kept coming to mind and it just didn't quite fit. ;)
     
  5. Iddee

    Iddee Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,464
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2005
    Location:
    Middle of NC
    In the army it was 4.
    You left out shampoo. :)
     
  6. Jillis

    Jillis Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,680
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Location:
    Northeast Kingdom of Vermont
    It also means getting rid of predatory neighboring pets that attack your animals and the owners don't care to do anything about it. In those cases, many people recommend SSS.
     
  7. Spinner

    Spinner Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,727
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2003
    SSS is a good method to get rid of 5 Beagles that love to kill chickens & peacocks. I don't know that to be a fact, but I've heard rumors...
     
  8. Explorer

    Explorer Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    2,644
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2003
    Location:
    Far West in the White Mountains, Arizona
    It applies to anything you don't plan to eat. Also do this BEFORE you notify any authorities, unless you are looking for trouble.
     
  9. doohap

    doohap Another American Patriot

    Messages:
    2,320
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2003
    Location:
    Far northeast Texas
    I thought there were four also, but the fourth was "Shine."

    Thus:

    S***
    Shine
    Shower
    and Shave

    Peace and smiles,
    doohap