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Turkey Cooking Time

November 25, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


How Long Do I Cook The Turkey?

The turkey cooking time depends on the oven temperature, whether the turkey is stuffed or not, and how many pounds the turkey weighs.

The following cooking time chart is for an oven temperature of 325 degrees F.
Cooking the turkey low and slow (325) results in a more juicy tender bird (in my opinion).

Here’s how I came up with the cooking time:

(Re-posted for this year’s thanksgiving turkey…)

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The Perfect Prepper House? (Part-3)

November 24, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Guest article, by ‘NRP’…


Getting Started


After you have found your ideal lot/acreage/hector, you have your plans and permit. You’re going to be lying awake at night ready to start; not to worry about that sleep, after the first 3 days you will be sleeping like a rock, guaranteed :)

Laying out your house, take a little extra time and recheck all of your measurements and then recheck again. Once you dig and pour concrete finding a mistake can be costly or frustrating while you figure out how to change your home to fit.

Place stakes and pull strings, check for square and plumb. Make sure it’s “right on the nut”.

Take a LOT of time on the lot before laying it out, get the “feel” of the area, the winds the sun, how about the noise? Can you locate your home in a way it will reflect unwanted noise and line of sight (if you have neighbors)?

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I Will Be Traveling This Week – Happy Thanksgiving To You…

November 24, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

(‘October Turkey’ strutting in the yard last month)

Mrs.J and I are leaving this morning and traveling (not flying! – but via our Ford F350 😉 ) to visit some friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday period. Will be back sometime later in the weekend, however I have worked diligently last week while staging articles to run each day throughout this week for your ongoing interest and comment.

(Part-3 of NRP’s series, ‘The Perfect Prepper House’, will post at noon today)

I will have my laptop and MiFi with me so I will keep tabs on the site as time permits (so behave yourself!). If some ‘trash’ slips through the cracks – just ignore it till I can clean it up 😉

Note this:
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European National Suicide In Progress, Coming To The USA Next?

November 23, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


WATCH: The Anti-Migrant Video Going Viral Across Europe

I present this for your comment, given the world current events:

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Situational Awareness And A 360 Mindset

November 23, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


What is situational awareness? It’s simply (not so simple for some) knowing what’s going on around you. Did you notice the word, “around”? That means 360 degrees – more than just what’s in front of you…

How many people do you observe during any given day, who are ‘tuned out’?

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How To Thaw A Frozen Turkey Safely

November 22, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


To thaw a frozen turkey in a safe way, takes time. So you need to plan ahead and not find yourself behind schedule serving that important turkey dinner 😉

Thanksgiving will soon be upon us and the traditional turkey dinner will be served across much of the U.S.; so for the sake of modern survival during the turkey dinner, here is how-to safely thaw a frozen turkey using either of the following two methods:

(Re-posted for this year’s Thanksgiving…)

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Senator Rand Paul Calls Out NSA Surveillance, Says Its Bullshit

November 22, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Although this is not an endorsement of the GOP candidate, I have always very much admired Sen. Paul’s stance on privacy issues (as well as his position on smaller government). I strongly agree with his statement Thursday to a crowd of students at George Mason University:

“So when they stand up on television and say ‘the tragedy in Paris means you have to give up your liberty. We need more phone surveillance…’ That’s Bullshit!”

Unfortunately our .gov has a history of clamping down further upon every chance they get to fill the massive NSA complex in Utah with more data.

Its apparent purpose: to intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world’s communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks…. Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases are all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter.”… The heavily fortified $2 billion center was up and running in September 2013.” In other words, virtually anything one communicates through any traceable medium, or any record of one’s existence in the electronic medium, which these days is everything, will unofficially be property of the US government to deal with as it sees fit…

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