Latest 100 Comments on Modern Survival Blog

  • So Cal Gal 04/17/2021 at 1:14 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationTMac, Good to see you! I was hoping you would make your way back. 👍
  • Bill Jenkins Horse 04/17/2021 at 1:03 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationTmac , I don't think we have seen the depths of degradation/stupidity that these knuckleheads are willing to go. The problem is they want the rest of us to go along for the ride. Standing up to the mask and vaccine nazis has to be done. Good to see your wife helped you tag team the knucklehead...
  • Joe c 04/17/2021 at 12:34 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWell it's officially 12 something so I'm the first to post on the open forum this week. Just wanna say thanks to you all, for us and Red. It means alot, although I may have not commented to each post I did read them. Been a helluva week, rolled into the past few days. Had to fight like hell to get this Friday off. Scheduled SOS appointment weeks prior and then told no. Hit a deer the next morning.... Insurance calls, damage repair quotes... Dead dog. Wow Adapt/Overcome A fine group of people here, that has pulled me thru today and many days in the past. Via the.board and/ or by email. All.we.have is each other. I'm so grateful to be a part of this crew.
  • Joe c 04/16/2021 at 11:26 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationTmac!! Dude
  • Minerjim 04/16/2021 at 11:18 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationTMac, Good to hear from you. Have missed your unique view of things, especially your insights into things Asian. As for the hole you live in.....Dude you got to consider getting out of there. Hard to think about, but many here were born and raised there, but we have left and will never return for the reasons you are experiencing. Dont stay away.
  • D B Cooper 04/16/2021 at 11:08 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationTmac miss your posts. You definitely have a way with words
  • Minerjim 04/16/2021 at 11:07 PM
    The Best Magnetic Driveway Alarm With No False AlarmsRay, Did you check all the fuses? Yes, they are likely there on the circuit boards. Check continuity on any buried or conduited lines. Might also see if there are any long term batteries for memories on those boards. Have seen them give out. Then get online and do the search for issues with your model, others may have in your position and found answers. Dont give up. If someone built it, it can be repaired.
  • Kulafarmer 04/16/2021 at 10:46 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationGood to see ya Tmac,,, 😎🤙🏻
  • JayJay 04/16/2021 at 10:40 PM
    20+ Reasons For Storing FoodWednesday, I had chicken dumplings, Sweet Sue, in a can BB dated 2011. It was delicious and it felt great being able to eat food canned for that long.
  • Lauren 04/16/2021 at 10:28 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationSorry you felt that way. Agree or not, you are one of the few people I always read. Missed you.
  • Ray 04/16/2021 at 10:13 PM
    The Best Magnetic Driveway Alarm With No False AlarmsAfter working just fine for 18 months, Mighty Mule FM321 gave couple false alarms and just stopped working. No signal for passing vehicle. Changed batteries, changed the codes - no result. Cable from metal sensor to the sending unit is fine. Receivers (I have two) seems working fine, but sending unit is not sending. There is no replaceable parts , so now it's just a piece of junk. After about 18 months...
  • PNW Sal 04/16/2021 at 10:12 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationYes. This is a doctors direction on dosage. So it would be a pill.
  • Tmac 04/16/2021 at 9:55 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationPassing through the neighborhood, thought I'd say hi. I formed an idea a few months ago that my posts had little value and drew little interest. A number of posters have contacted me privately and indicated otherwise. So hi. Realistically, I didn't think the world would survive to this point. People/sheep are amazingly adaptable and resilient. I'm not. Governor Farkface is still pushing the mask-tard religion. I've noticed a pattern in public. Within a crowd, mask Nazis will ALWAYS go after the white guy, over anyone else. Full seal check. I've seen this innumerable times in the past 15 months. Happened again, last weekend, at a supermarket my wife wanted to visit. We wore our diapers identically and entered the store 20 feet apart; her first. The big, dumb Mexican security guard sported an instant erection as he chased me down, trying out his authority-Ingles. The encounter did not end well for El Jefe'. My wife spun around and came to my side. Together we visually checked each side for weapons, then we savaged that dumb sonofabitch, in full throated glory; until he retreated to the back of the store. It was pretty cool; and extremely cathartic. To Free Breathing!
  • Mitten Mom 04/16/2021 at 9:43 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAwww so sorry to hear you’ve lost your buddy. It sure is tough. Sounds like you picked him up and gave him an awesome and loving home, one that he deserved. And you came out a winner too.
  • Farmgirl 04/16/2021 at 9:17 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationJoe c, I just read your news and it brought tears to my eyes. I'm so sorry for the loss of your good friend. I hope the many warm memories you shared will stay strong with you and help to ease that pain. Sending you a big hug from across the mountains.
  • jon dowe 04/16/2021 at 7:24 PM
    20+ Reasons For Storing FoodHere's another reason for stocking up....most of us with gray hair remember the oil embargo back in the early seventies. Besides the inconvenience of waiting in line on your assigned day, the lines were long and slow. What if your residence or bugout location is quite a ways away from stores, and you can't make it there and back? Granted, I'll bet most here never let their tank get below 3/4 full....but unexpected things happen!
  • 0ldhomestearder 04/16/2021 at 7:11 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationJoe c ,,,,,,,been there too ,,,be it a dog ,,horse ,,cow ,, or wife ,dogs life was a gift to you ,your care was a gift to dog ,,,,,good karma,in the circle of life ,
  • Amateur Prepper 04/16/2021 at 6:42 PM
    20+ Reasons For Storing FoodYears ago, my state experienced a glitch in their EBT system, and payments weren’t going through at the registers. My SIL was on EBT (still is) and called me up crying that she couldn’t feed her kids and I needed to give her money. So I packed up a huge tub of all my deep pantry meals, enough for a week’s worth of meals for her family. Amazingly she didn’t want the food, only cash. Hmmmmmm So I shrugged, and took my food, and returned home. The end.
  • Dennis 04/16/2021 at 6:25 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationJoe c, Sorry to hear about Red Dawg....could say I know what you're going through....each mourns a passing of a long time friend in a different way. Dogs have a way of becoming more than a pet....they know when you need a little lovin'...they are quick to forgive when you make mistakes...always glad to see you when you come home...are vigilant in taking care of the place when you're gone....people can learn a lot about how treat others around them from a dog....
  • 0ldhomestearder 04/16/2021 at 6:02 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationDottie ,,,,,,,i find your comments interesting,, the symptoms you describe are common in high achievers ,, I'm not so sure that there a bad thing ,, i suspect you would be uncomfortable in the high power business world ,, as for psychologists ,no thanks ,i have to deal with enough scewed up people as it is , and I'm quite happy as a overachiever,,,remember the golden rule,,he who has the gold makes the rules ,
  • So Cal Gal 04/16/2021 at 6:01 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationJoe C, So sorry to read about Red Dawg, our furry family members are just the best and having to say goodbye is like ripping away a piece of ourselves. Sending you a big hug.
  • Anony Mee 04/16/2021 at 5:52 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationDottie, Such a self-own! Ha ha ha. Voting you down.
  • Anony Mee 04/16/2021 at 5:50 PM
    20+ Reasons For Storing FoodSkeezix, Yes!
  • NWMitten 04/16/2021 at 5:27 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationJoe c, My heart hurts for you. Loosing our loved and faithful pets is one of the hardest things to endure in life.
  • Joe c 04/16/2021 at 5:19 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationD B I gave you an up vote, too, but it wouldn't allow me Thanks bud.
  • NW Gal 04/16/2021 at 5:03 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThat would be a great idea!
  • NW Gal 04/16/2021 at 5:03 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationPNW Sal, thanks for your research. I hadn't found the dosage in any searches I did. No problem about the name. We're at least in the same region! 😊
  • Kulafarmer 04/16/2021 at 4:59 PM
    20+ Reasons For Storing FoodI thought that st joe was in charge now and we never needed to worry again cause he fixed everything right good!
  • NW Gal 04/16/2021 at 4:58 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationLauren, I'm working on that now. I was totally caught off guard, which makes me wonder what else I could be overlooking. Btw, my husband saw a fox news item that pork may be in short supply by June.
  • Bill Jenkins Horse 04/16/2021 at 4:50 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationHey all, There are so many things that get used for something totally different than the maker/invented intended. I installed a bathroom exhaust fan motor in my refrigerator. Just put the connector from the bad fan and put it on the exhaust fan motor. Works great. I'm using a hair dryer to defrost the freezer evaporator every few days until the new part gets here. Dr. Lister didn't expect his invention to become mouthwash. Kotex was an absorbent bandage in WW1. Nurses realized it would work well as a feminine napkin and was marketed as such after the war. The list goes on and on. The same with certain drugs.Many times it also is used for unexpected side benefits. Ivermetcin is one such drug. I for one thank OH and others who have thought and acted outside of the box. As a thinking adult it is up to me to determine if I can benefit from their experiences. I assume the risks for MY decision. I can't help but question the motives of anyone who attempts to usurp my agency to choose for myself...
  • Skeezix 04/16/2021 at 4:44 PM
    20+ Reasons For Storing FoodDennis Prager says that liberals do what feels good and that conservatives do what does good. For me, storing food makes me a liberal and a conservative. It feels good and it does good. stay frosty.
  • Joe c 04/16/2021 at 4:30 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThank you, sarge. So I'm gonna take a few minutes before I lay my friend to rest and tell a story that some may remember. We had a red healer for a few years. His name was Razor and at times I'd call him Red Dawg. He died of cancer. My other half found a person that would have contact with animals after their passing. Razor and my mom's horse. Razor told this lady that he would send the man a badly needed replacement for him. A few months later this dog showed up at FWTB's farm, in the winter, while I would run there and work on the diesel plow truck. He was a mess. Emaciated An eye that was popped out of his socket, deformed skull. Collar and a horse lead snaffle attached. I picked him up thew him the truck and took him home. Quarantined at the barn and spent my tax refund in his medical care. The other half thought I was nuts to spend that amount of money on a stray, unknown dog. That was 10-12 years ago? He loved the snow and whined everytime that diesel fired up.
  • Bill Jenkins Horse 04/16/2021 at 4:28 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationJoe c, We feel your pain and loss...
  • Northern Sarge 04/16/2021 at 3:35 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationJoe c - Our condolences as well on the passing of Red Dawg. We lost ours a few years ago at 17 years of age. He's buried at the head of our garden in a place of honor. Fondly remembered, never forgotten. I suspect you were Red Dawg's best friend ever. You're a good man Joe c...Sorry for your loss.
  • California (Adam) 04/16/2021 at 3:10 PM
    20+ Reasons For Storing FoodVery timely article! I’m getting ready to do a batch of buckets packed and sealed.
  • Joe c 04/16/2021 at 3:09 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThank you very much, everyone. And especially you AC, for all your help these past few months. Just an internal issue we couldn't see....and he was no youngster . Just came back from town appointments and errands, and no Red to greet me at the door. I've a hole to dig, next to the buried dog that brought Red and I together. A long story, but AC knows what I'm saying. Thanks again, all.
  • Dennis 04/16/2021 at 3:05 PM
    FRS-GMRS Walkie-Talkie Range Distance Claims Are Often RidiculousMinerjim, Actually I've built two 1/4 wave's for UHF (462-467) using 12ga romex wire and a 239 chassis mount connector. Mounted one beside the house on a 20' mast with rg8x coax connecting it to a Baofeng. The other 1/4 wave I actually connected straight to the top of a Baofeng mounted it on the windshield of the side x side using a cell phone windshield mount and a a speaker/mic. Just an experiment but worked very well. much better transmitting performance than the aftermarket radio mounted antennas. Then tried a Browning BR450 5/8 wave 5.5 db gain antenna mounted on an aluminum plate bolted to the top of the side x side w/6' of coax connecting it to a Baofeng...good results. Next is testing both antennas with the Leixen VV898s 25watt when it gets here and I figure out the programming. I'll reiterate that none of these radios I speak of have any frequencies programmed other than GMRS/FRS/MURS....although they are capable of being programmed for other frequencies (the reason FCC frowns on their use, well that and the power levels), I purposely deleted all HAM frequencies the Baofeng came pre-programmed with and the Leixen is supposed to come with no pre-programmed frequencies.
  • Minerjim 04/16/2021 at 3:03 PM
    FRS-GMRS Walkie-Talkie Range Distance Claims Are Often RidiculousFound an easy design for a 3 element Yagi antenna for GMRS. Take a look at " nt1k dot com" page. This antenna is very small because it is for UHF GMRS frequencies. Very directional. For those that do not know, a Yagi antenna has the shape of the old TV antenna with multiple cross pieces (elements). They have the ability to send the radio signal out in one direction, and improve range.
  • Plainsmedic 04/16/2021 at 2:58 PM
    FRS-GMRS Walkie-Talkie Range Distance Claims Are Often RidiculousKula, Ya don't need that club or those hams. Get some comms, be it ham or something else. Only you know your needs. There are some good folks within ham. Not all of them are clique-ish and rude. It's mostly a solitary thing anyway. Ya hafta do what's best for your interest. Don't allow a few jerks at some ham club, dictate to you what you'll do or won't do. You get a LOT MORE bang for your buck with ham, but get something. I think we're all going to wish we had something.
  • Chipmunk 04/16/2021 at 2:08 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationJoe c So sorry to hear that Red Dawg has passed. I know he will be missed.
  • Mrs. U 04/16/2021 at 2:05 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThis would be a pill not liquid............?
  • Chipmunk 04/16/2021 at 2:02 PM
    20+ Reasons For Storing FoodHaving extra of what we use often gives me leeway to wait sometimes until things go on sale to purchase them.
  • Mrs. U 04/16/2021 at 2:02 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationSounds like a great dog, sorry Joe. I had a red dog one time too. hug hug
  • Minerjim 04/16/2021 at 2:00 PM
    FRS-GMRS Walkie-Talkie Range Distance Claims Are Often RidiculousKula, you don't strike me as a "Joiner", i get that. I don't go in for all those "contests" and such that are sanctioned by the ARRL, but i am a member to have access to technical information they can provide.
  • blackjack22 04/16/2021 at 1:58 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationI will say a prayer for him and you...know the feeling all to well.
  • blackjack22 04/16/2021 at 1:56 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWHOA, internet very slow today in N. TX.
  • Mrs. U 04/16/2021 at 1:54 PM
    20+ Reasons For Storing FoodMy youngest son recalls how we were never hungry when he was small even though we were 'poor' on the farm. My boys never went to school with a voucher for free food. I did without some lady comforts so they did not have too. Qualified for assistance, just chose not to. Proud of those decisions, you bet!
  • Kulafarmer 04/16/2021 at 1:30 PM
    FRS-GMRS Walkie-Talkie Range Distance Claims Are Often RidiculousIt really turned me off, i went into it with memories of one of my folks old friends who was a collector of old radios and a hardcore HAM, I was gung ho, then after a few interactions with these guys i said screw it, some clubs arent worth the admission, this was one of em
  • Minerjim 04/16/2021 at 1:15 PM
    FRS-GMRS Walkie-Talkie Range Distance Claims Are Often RidiculousKula, I have experienced the same thing with "arrogant" hams at a local club, which is why i am not a member. Don't let those types keep you away from having some fun. Taking the test for a Tech license is one way, or do like Dennis and play around with UHF that doesn't need a license is another. the whole idea is to have fun and learn.
  • Minerjim 04/16/2021 at 1:07 PM
    20+ Reasons For Storing FoodStardust, "Poor" is a state of mind. You can have nothing and still be "rich", if you catch my drift. I think a lot of us here have gone through a period of not having much to eat, and it made an impression. You are so right though, even if you don't have much $$, you can buy an extra can or two and squirrel them away for lean times. Looking back on it now, those lean times for me were some of my happiest, and full days. Its all how you look at things, i guess. well, at least for me.
  • Stardust 04/16/2021 at 12:52 PM
    20+ Reasons For Storing FoodKen, You got it mostly wrapped up for reasons to have food storage. I was able to buy the freeze dried/dehydrated food in a case each month while on a strict budget and poverty wages while paying off credit card bills and saving money following Dave Ramsey's methods and living life of a pioneer for over 3 years. I qualified for food stamps, but I refused, and never went to a food shelf either. When I was poor back then, I didn't think how poor I was.... I thought how rich I was in thriving and finding ways to increase my knowledge in foraging, gardening, hunting, bartering, cutting household costs, and do it myself projects and repairs so I could buy the food. It paid off well. I don't believe you can be so poor to not afford to have food storage, but even my siblings who were well off wouldn't buy into it and claimed my mom was a hoarder because she had a months supply. She remembered the great depression and WW2 when meat was rationed. My siblings never had a hardship because mom hoarded a food supply. I, on the other hand when I left home, I experienced what having no food was like. Maybe that will make a difference to some, but it may come to late when SHTF.
  • Kulafarmer 04/16/2021 at 12:47 PM
    FRS-GMRS Walkie-Talkie Range Distance Claims Are Often RidiculousPlainsmedic, i hear ya, locally i got such a bad taste from a few hams and things that have been said that it soured me to the whole thing
  • Kulafarmer 04/16/2021 at 12:45 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThats a bummer JC,,, sorry bout that,,
  • Antique Collector 04/16/2021 at 12:39 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationJoe c Sorry to hear about Red Dawg. We did all that we could for him, and you gave him a home, and all the love & attention he required. ac/acdh
  • NH Michael 04/16/2021 at 12:14 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationOww that hurts Joe C. He lived a good life as your buddy. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
  • D B Cooper 04/16/2021 at 12:12 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationJoe c sorry for your loss. It sucks
  • Wind 04/16/2021 at 11:58 AM
    20+ Reasons For Storing Food20 plus reasons for storing food, Joe and da Ho x 20! Seriously, DW and I went to a local store that had many buckets of freeze dried food a few weeks ago, now all sold out ! Also noticed more and more items in short supply at local Market. Yup store food.
  • JayJay 04/16/2021 at 11:56 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWednesday, I ate BB dated 2011 chicken and dumplings. Sweet Sue brand. Yep--probably 10 years old. Delicious.
  • Minerjim 04/16/2021 at 11:43 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationJoe C, Sorry to hear you lost Red, our condolences.
  • Plainsmedic 04/16/2021 at 11:35 AM
    FRS-GMRS Walkie-Talkie Range Distance Claims Are Often RidiculousKula, I get ya. For me it's purely a preparedness thing. I have a driver's license, hunting, fishing, paramedic, etc. etc. etc. I don't have a problem with any radio comms. Anything is better than two cans and a string. Just read an old article from 2016. Something about overcoming the fear of failure. Trying something new, even if it's outside your "comfort zone." This is here on MSB. I wish only the best for everyone here. Hard times are coming. Each situation is unique, so folks will prepare as they see fit. There are always different approaches to every problem. I simply choose to NOT hamstring myself, for a few hours of effort. To me, it's the most efficient use of my time and effort. I have a slingshot and a bb gun. I also have a pellet gun. Are those my "go-to" solutions? Maybe sometimes, but usually not. If I need to feed my family, I'll likely choose something else. Unfortunately, we're all on lots of lists. If ya purchase walkie-talkies with a credit card, there's a record of that. I do agree with you on too many licenses. Not sure how to fix that.
  • 0ldhomestearder 04/16/2021 at 11:34 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationKEN ,,,,maybe you could bring all the ivermection posts together under a heading of its own ,
  • Joe c 04/16/2021 at 11:28 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMy Red Dawg passed away peacefully during the night, on the living room rug. Not far from were I patted his head before I went to bed. It hasn't hit me yet, I guess because he's been having on and off again issues. I just took him to the vet last Monday and his labs were normal. An ultrasound was the next step. A happy go lucky goof, he was. Loved the snow, and truck rides.....and food. The other dogs are confused and worried, today. And the cat that grew up with him, slept on Red's dog bed, instead of the bed where he normally lays. RIP Refund Red
  • Minerjim 04/16/2021 at 10:46 AM
    FRS-GMRS Walkie-Talkie Range Distance Claims Are Often RidiculousDennis, What type of 1/4 wave antenna? A vertical? You might also try building a Yagi for those frequencies. It would throw a signal better in one direction, so you'd have to point it, but you'll get longer range. Your experimenting is exactly what most hams do. Build, test, upgrade, find what works best for you and your area. Good stuff.
  • Dennis 04/16/2021 at 10:25 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAnony Mee, Catching up on my reading on other your article on the grand solar minimum over on American Thinker.....very good....enjoyed it.
  • Kulafarmer 04/16/2021 at 10:20 AM
    FRS-GMRS Walkie-Talkie Range Distance Claims Are Often RidiculousThe biggest problem with that Plainsmedic is that one word license, another license from the gov,,,, not sure about you, but im pretty sick and tired of having to be approved for stuff by some schmuck in a cubicle somewhere, they can blow me
  • Joe c 04/16/2021 at 10:06 AM
    FRS-GMRS Walkie-Talkie Range Distance Claims Are Often RidiculousThe other half bought two-ways on sale. Motorola T800 Up to 35 mile range big print Like Ken says, advertising Mountain to valley up to 35 miles Open water up to 6 miles (Extreme drop) Neighborhood up to 2 miles All in small print. We haven't played with them, but once. She in the house. Me in the vehicle, traveling away. Trees and thick brush along the road way. Flat land, then a slight hill. We lost contact just short of a mile. But considering all the blockage, between us, I didn't think that was bad. (And of course, we have the annoying cell phones. So if she wants to yap at me, especially when both my hands are busy, that's what she uses.) Convenience And the radios will be packed in the faraday. Along with the chargers. Batteries removed.
  • Dennis 04/16/2021 at 9:48 AM
    FRS-GMRS Walkie-Talkie Range Distance Claims Are Often RidiculousKen...Plainsmedic, I'll add that with the FCC rule changes with some GMRS frequencies allowing up to 50 watts and with better antennas, local coverage is very good (20+ mile radius, 40+ mile circle). I've been experimenting with these enhancements, while keeping in mind the compatibility with the lower power "blister-pack" radios. I've found that the weaker radios communicating with the enhanced radios perform much better than two weak radios with each other. The Walker muff radio, the weakest in transmit range (normally less than a mile) can do 2 1/2 miles when talking to my Baofeng connected to my elevated (20') homemade 1/4 wave antenna. This doesn't compete with ham, but combining the capabilities of GMRS/FRS makes for a fairly capable home base commo main objective.......would be nice to be aware of a battle taking place 400 miles away.....could be deadly not knowing a battle is taking place the next homeplace over..........
  • Ken Jorgustin 04/16/2021 at 9:21 AM
    FRS-GMRS Walkie-Talkie Range Distance Claims Are Often Ridiculous@Plainsmedic, As a former General Class license holder, yes, I know... And to be clear, this particular article is for the ordinary consumer with these types of radios. Not everyone is particularly interested in Ham radio as a hobby. Tons and tons and tons of people use these FRS/GMRS handheld radios for all sorts of things having to do with short range communications. Road trips – multiple vehicles traveling together Camping – keeping in contact with others Boating – staying in touch with your group on shore Hiking – emergency communications if you get separated Hunting - keeping in touch with your partners Skiing – contact with your group on the slopes ATV - comms with fellow all-terrain-vehicle travelers in the group Security – communication between locations, patrols Homestead – general purpose while out on the property Emergency – contact with others ...and more
  • Plainsmedic 04/16/2021 at 9:14 AM
    FRS-GMRS Walkie-Talkie Range Distance Claims Are Often RidiculousGood info Ken. With just minimal effort, you could pass an easy test. All those issues will disappear. OK OK, I'll stop.
  • Lauren 04/16/2021 at 8:22 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWith the catfood, just stay ahead of the curve. If you have a week, move up to two weeks. If you have a month, work up to two months. The stuff is canned so it will have something like a 2-4 year shelf life.
  • PNW Sal 04/16/2021 at 4:01 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationNW Gal I searched :Critical Care COVID-19 Management Protocol And found this : Prophylaxis Ivermectin for postexposure prophylaxis (200 ug/kg immediately, then repeat on day 3) and prophylaxis in high-risk groups (200 ug/kg day 1, then day 3 and then every 4 weeks) Mildly Symptomatic patients (at home): ■ Ivermectin 150-200 ug/kg daily for two doses Mildly Symptomatic patients (on floor): ■ Ivermectin 150-200 ug/kg daily for two doses On (math pg 9) A Virginia university has done testing. I would use that in your search if you have trouble. Ps sorry for picking a name so close to yours. :)
  • NW Gal 04/16/2021 at 2:27 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWe just ordered some equine ivermectin through Stateline Tack with no problem. Dosage based on weight, but IDK how often someone would need to take it. Anyone know? Also, an update on the great canned cat food caper. I've managed to stock up on friskies for my four kitties, but it's unsettling to see Walmart's shelves totally bare and now Fred Meyer's shelves are empty too. Safeway still has a fair supply, but it's diminished from what they normally carry. I'm adding tuna into the mix, so they're not complaining.
  • Tr3kker 04/16/2021 at 12:14 AM
    5 C’s & 10 C’s Of Survival | Dave Canterbury Recommends…I would rather have a moderate sized knife 4-6" that has a thick spine for batoning and a foldable saw, like a Silky, Fiskar, or Bahco. You can process way more wood this way. In a perfect world, you would have a bushcraft knife, folding saw, and a hatchet or small forest axe. Really big knives are great choppers, but they wear you out and they suck at finer tasks.
  • Tr3kker 04/16/2021 at 12:08 AM
    5 C’s & 10 C’s Of Survival | Dave Canterbury Recommends…I'm a graduate of Dave's Advanced and Basic Pathfinder courses and his advice is sound. Every bag I make, whether it's a BOB, INCH, GOOD, GHD, ... whatever bag, I keep the 10 C's in mind and always have at least the 5 C's. Gadgets are cool, but stick to the old school, tried and proven techniques. Save your money and buy the best bushcraft knife you can afford, you will thank yourself later. Also buy the best ferrocerium rod, like ones from Exotac. Ferro rods just work, doesn't matter if they get wet, high altitude, high humidity, whatever, they just work. Two is one and one is none. Have duplicates and back up items in your kit. Like carrying matches, a lighter, and a ferro rod in your kit. Learn what fatwood is and how to use it.
  • MadFab 04/15/2021 at 10:37 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationOH, That's why I said after they dry a bit! Lol When we were on calf duty, we had to shuck down in the mud room, then straight into the shower before my mama let us in the house. She wasn't Having that mucky mess in her house!! Never had to run to town in that state, we moved off the ranch before I could legally drive on the roads, but I would have e let ya go first too. Lol Ah memories. Seems we forget the really bad ones and remember it all a bit fondly. Time for some birthday cake and some tea. Have a great night. Shalom, MadFab
  • Lauren 04/15/2021 at 8:01 PM
    FRS-GMRS Walkie-Talkie Range Distance Claims Are Often RidiculousI don't know. Maybe 10 miles? Like Ken said, height and perfect conditions. We both live in subdivisions that immediately drop off into the valley at our location.
  • Dennis 04/15/2021 at 7:19 PM
    FRS-GMRS Walkie-Talkie Range Distance Claims Are Often RidiculousLauren, You didn't mention distances, but same here. That first set I bought years ago were with us when we started building our original cabin here on the mountain a couple of years before we retired and moved up here. My brother's home was about 3 3/4 miles from us. With my elevation the two locations had clear communication.
  • Lauren 04/15/2021 at 6:49 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationI was actually thinking about a place I could wall off. That would be entertaining. The only entrance would be through a weird cubbyhole under a counter in the kitchen. : )
  • Lauren 04/15/2021 at 6:46 PM
    FRS-GMRS Walkie-Talkie Range Distance Claims Are Often RidiculousI bought a set of radios that actually did what was advertised--in a sense. I live high up on one side of the valley. My sister lives on the other bench. Line of sight. Nothing in between except air. When I called her we got a clear signal. From her house she had (at the time) a straight line of sight to two other siblings. We tested it and she could reach all three of us, so she became communications central. We were unable to reach two other siblings because they had obstacles between.
  • Kulafarmer 04/15/2021 at 6:35 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWassamatter, you racciss, whatcha got agains white buckets n white lids,,,,,, 🤪
  • PNW Sal 04/15/2021 at 6:14 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThank you Ken. When it happened last night it was a reply to someone's reply. (Like this is). The moving bars in the upper right would go but nothing posted. And no messages. Well this worked .
  • Dennis 04/15/2021 at 5:32 PM
    FRS-GMRS Walkie-Talkie Range Distance Claims Are Often RidiculousI bought my first pair of FRS walkie talkies several years before cell phones became popular and several years after CB radios became almost useless because of all the constant traffic and interference. They were Cobra's with two channels with a slide switch selector. We used them to stay in contact when we would split up. We would go to Galveston or Padre Island, me fishing off the piers, wife and kids making the beaches and shops. Me out over the water, we had about a two mile contact range. Like any new tech, they were expensive back then in comparison to today, Gave $80 for the pair. Still have them, still use them. Fast forward, I now have probably 5 pairs of GMRS/FRS not counting my Walker shooting muffs with the mounted compatible radio. Even with the range limitations, they are a very important part of my preps, and my day to day here at the homeplace. Been concentrating on these frequencies and ways to extend those ranges with success. May share in a different post what can be done to accomplish that, some technically frowned on by FCC using the Baofeng, or completely OK with them using radios they've approved for those upgrades/additions.
  • 0ldhomestearder 04/15/2021 at 5:03 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMadfab ,,,,,,i usually I end up a smelly blend of amniotic fluid and urine and greenstuff ,really bad is having to washout my boots on the inside ,, that mostly happens greensleaving ,,,then there is when you have to blow in a calfs nose to get it to start breathing really not that bad just gross to think about,, ,life on a ranch has a different way of things ,,,nice thing is it all washes off at the end of the day ,,oh and one nice thing if you have to run to town in a hurry folks let you go first at the check out line ,some thing about oh I forgot something , unless there ranch folks too ,,,,,posting this makes me smile ,,, ,,,,,,shalom
  • Antique Collector 04/15/2021 at 4:31 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationKen I tried posting to Lauren and like the others it would not go through. So I deleted the message altogether. Gremlins are inside the system--guess someone must have feed them one to many Twinkies.
  • JayJay 04/15/2021 at 3:45 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationI'm really a healthy girl; got zinc for G before, you know, and glad I read to take with d-3. Received it today. Both here and ready for it here yet?? sarc/smiley face
  • MadFab 04/15/2021 at 2:49 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationOH, Boy do I know those days!! Along with the duct tape and a few Shaloms, take a deep breath of that new calf scent, after they are dried a bit. Used to love that smell. Made pulling calves at O dark thirty in -15 weather bearable. Almost time for a break and a bit of tea? Peace MadFab
  • Moe 04/15/2021 at 2:28 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationFarmgirl: The spring-loaded knee braces are great for multiple types of injuries. Another good item is a wrist brace, much needed as one gets older on a farm. Both can be bought at medical supply stores without a script. Used cash to buy mine last winter when I was up on the Front Range.
  • Mrs. U 04/15/2021 at 1:32 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationDottie, also most medical professionals will not put their reputation on the line or have possible law suits, to step out of the box, even if it would mean saving lives. Common sense seems to be on the wane in society and using a 'renegade medicine' takes just that. So no, the establishment can not say use ivermectin from TSC, because most folks do not have the common sense to do so. I for one will be slathering on if I get sick with covid among other 'renegade medicines' and herbs. It is all a choice that for the time being we still have. Dottie, I do appreciate your information on the subject, as to reject any info without it considering, is not to my advantage.
  • Mrs. U 04/15/2021 at 1:14 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationI purchased some black buckets with black lids. Hide in dark places really well.
  • NH Michael 04/15/2021 at 12:26 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThanks Ken for checking. I don't bother with fancy ISP stuff. Use plain IE, maybe Edge. No VPN. I see my typed message on the screen. Make sure I've not over ran the counter, hit send, SEE the Bars going and then nothing. So thus my test messages to see if something was weird on my end of the communications. They got through. Sometimes my message just goes just fine, sometimes it fails. I'm not a computer techie. Sorry can only describe what I see on this end. Thanks again for your efforts.
  • Stardust 04/15/2021 at 12:23 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMaybe you can use smaller containers that are easier to hide. then you can stack them behind a wall panel inside the house like making a false wall in a closet. My grandpa hid his boat motors inside the boathouse behind a shelf, and no one knew it when thieves broke into it.
  • NH Michael 04/15/2021 at 12:17 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWe have our share but most I know can still be talked to with out silly Cancel Culture nonsense. At least we have a Republican Governor that asks businesses, medical folks and listens in town halls to decide what we did for COVID. Our Small Businesses have suffered far less than most other states.
  • 0ldhomestearder 04/15/2021 at 12:13 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationDottie,,,,,, this is directed to you ,leave your comfort zone ,go were the brave dare not go ,live life ,,,this is not a put down but a encouragement. ,,,,,,,,all men are born ,only some men live ,ww,,
  • Stardust 04/15/2021 at 11:50 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationdeja vous
  • Stardust 04/15/2021 at 11:44 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationSeveral of my posts did the same thing, so I gave up.
  • Kulafarmer 04/15/2021 at 11:34 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWith an average survivability of 97%+/- ill take my chances thanks IOW, no thanks on your experimental “vaccine”
  • Kulafarmer 04/15/2021 at 11:30 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationIll bet some dead people wish they hadnt place their faith in an un tested un approved vaccine too Eh Dottie
  • Kulafarmer 04/15/2021 at 11:28 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAnd theres not in NH? Eh Mike
  • Plainsmedic 04/15/2021 at 11:17 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationDennis, Yes, what minerjim said. For example; My 2m ssb yagi is 1.1: 1 at 144.3 mhz. If I were to tune up towards 148 mhz the swr would climb noticeably. Most homebrew antenna have a sweet spot. Aim for the sweet spot and use it.
  • Ken Jorgustin 04/15/2021 at 10:27 AM
    Frozen Vacuum Sealed Meat – How Long Is Storage Life In The Freezer@Dale, I'm not sure where you get your vacuum-seal bags (the one's with the channels) but they're certainly not the prices you mention! I am currently paying about 12-cents each! There's a link in the article above where I get mine...