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  • Tmac 05/20/2022 at 3:27 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThe WHO convenes an emergency meeting for global Monkeypox. America: "Won't get fooled again"
  • Kulafarmer 05/20/2022 at 3:26 PM
    15 Hand Tool Groups For PreparednessIm going to grow weed, way easier and wayyy more effective, that chill can improve focus
  • PNW Sal 05/20/2022 at 3:10 PM
    15 Hand Tool Groups For PreparednessScout You sound ready to face it. I am wondering how the broken glass sanding works. Could you walk me through it?
  • Far North 05/20/2022 at 2:32 PM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)Barrow, hundred mile an hour tape... I used to be an A&P here in Alaska.
  • The Original Just Sayin' 05/20/2022 at 1:48 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationyes those are good products used them extensively for care in nursing homes and later in personal care of DFM..
  • NRP & Blue 05/20/2022 at 1:48 PM
    15 Hand Tool Groups For Preparedness#15, ohhhhh heck yes!!!! During the Great Depression and ALL conflicts/times people will spend their very last dime on a drink. Do you know why a "Shot" is called a shot? "Tools of the Trade" again, why are they called that? "Trade & Bartering" were the only way to survive, may again come to that...maybe? $5.70 for a gallon of Diesel..... And $40,000,000,000.oo to escalate a war with Russia.... Let's Go Brandon.
  • The Original Just Sayin' 05/20/2022 at 1:47 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationI have some treatments for the" Bird passed fungals that were prevalent in East Tn areas.from wild black birds in the mid 60's and 70's..., just did not know protocols for mold.. Black Mold is common issue in our area temps of 90 already and times of humidity runs 80-99%... .
  • The Original Just Sayin' 05/20/2022 at 1:44 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationCali/ others sorry that was me...
  • th 05/20/2022 at 1:43 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationCali, what was the drug/method of use... of choice for MOLD induced lung issues?.. asking for reference... material..
  • Deborah 05/20/2022 at 1:22 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationDon't worry.. The MP jabs are ordered by the regime. JB saves the day. (ready since 2019, apparently)
  • Mrs. U 05/20/2022 at 1:17 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationabsolutely the K is silent and the 'P' is in our face. The two are always together.
  • Romeo Charlie 05/20/2022 at 1:13 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWe may not see them but they are making themselves known to children in elementary schools, local libraries and community events. Drag queen storytelling has become a popular event and the kids look at them as clowns with their makeup and costumes so they are being indoctrinated to accept them as normal and fun. They hide in the shadows and you most likely won’t see one walking around Tractor Supply but like termites, just because you don’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there destroying the foundation. THEY are the ones driving a wedge into society by trying to force their perversions and mental illness on us and to be accepted as normal, acceptable behavior. And those of us that disagree are labeled homophobic bigots. I could careless of being labeled (bigot, racist, homophobic, blah, blah, blah) as it means nothing to me and if it means taking the country to a civil war to fight this garbage then so be it.
  • Mrs. U 05/20/2022 at 1:09 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThanks Cali. I also watch Monsters Inside Me on the tv sometimes. There are some horrible tiny creatures in dirt and such that can affect humans. Early intervention seemed to have the best outcome. When it comes to herbals not sure what would help with fungus in the lungs. Just keep the patient comfortable.....
  • Calirefugee 05/20/2022 at 1:08 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationTo Dennis: I finally traded in my old 2x4 p/u truck so I could buy a new AWD Subaru Outback for my wife. She had a smaller Subaru compact which she did not care to drive anymore and I no longer hunt anything larger than a badger so...I have finally transitioned from 2 wheel drive to AWD. I do not live in the hinterlands and I generally stay on the asphalt. We do get ice storms up here rarely. AWD for us makes sense because of where we live and drive. For the past 2 years, when I hunt, I have been willing and happy paying a bit extra for the guide fee. I only go 1x per year so, for me, it is worth it.
  • Romeo Charlie 05/20/2022 at 12:57 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationscout, I saw that article and today the stock market is tanking again with the S&P500 entering Bear market territory. The Covid drums are being beat again and already talk of lockdowns in some areas. I think staying up on the mountain, mega-canning from the garden and spending my money on items I can use in the future instead of burning it up in fuel on a road trip vacation this summer is the wise choice.
  • Calirefugee 05/20/2022 at 12:41 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationReply to Dennis: I saw quite a few while transporting from street corner to Emergency Department. Most of the ones being transported had suffered the worst of the beating or had multiple lacerations and stab wounds. As a young EMT it showed me how dangerous life can be walking on the "Wild Side" (in reference to the old Lou Reed song) Myself: I'm old, bald, fat, hetero and I go to church. (..boring..) I will never be on TikTok unless somebody films me tripping and falling.
  • scout 05/20/2022 at 12:36 PM
    15 Hand Tool Groups For Preparednessfiles for sharpening tools and a file card, some good whetstones, saw sets for the saws to set the kerf. a lot of hacksaw blades, still cheap i think. and as many manual hand tools as you can put back. shovels. garden hoes, axes and saws, hand drills. some extra handles wouldn't hurt either unless you had a shaving horse and the tools, a draw knife and some wood files and rasps. broken glass works good for sanding. this stuff is not like apples and oranges, it won't spoil if taken care of. electricity is our friend but i don't depend on it. ya never know these days. raining frogs? it wouldn't surprise me. ‘Moonshine’ Tools are on my to do list. ) thanks Ken for the reminder. i buy a lot of tools from Highland Woodworking, they have heritage quality tools. they are not cheap, but buy once and cry once. one day we may not be able to run down to the hardware store. PS, a person can't have to many hammers.
  • SoulSurvival 05/20/2022 at 12:32 PM
    15 Hand Tool Groups For PreparednessA Blacksmith will never go hungry in a SHTF environment. A few simple tools and a small piece of rail from a railroad track as an anvil. A forge made from a truck brake drum. Material source from junk many of them will there be in a grid down? The old leaf springs, or even coil springs can be fashioned into excellent knives, hinges, tools, etc.. A decent blacksmith will be worth his (or her) weight in gold in the coming days.
  • Kulafarmer 05/20/2022 at 12:17 PM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)I need to check that out Scout, had figured it was the same schitt in a fancy package. I remember actual duck tape, using it for patching stuff up like hoses and pipes with some clamps or strapping a piece of angle iron to a truck frame that cracked in a most inopportune location
  • Tmac 05/20/2022 at 12:11 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation^^^ This is 100% truth ^^^ My wife works at a supermarket here in the land of freaks, fruits and nuts. Pink haired boys and butched out girls are common; but a full on tranny is a rare sighting.
  • Raven tactical Prepper expert 05/20/2022 at 12:09 PM
    15 Hand Tool Groups For PreparednessMake sure your wife has her B.O.B. while you go on patrols
  • SS 05/20/2022 at 12:04 PM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)Tmac - In using any kind of tape as an improvised butterfly, I cut a small tab of gauze (tee shirt material, etc) and place same on the 1/4 to 1/2 inch strip of tape where it would actually cross the wound. Just enough so the tape won't stick to the immediate edges of the cut thus allowing the uncovered tape to draw the surrounding skin in to "pinch" the wound closed. I would splint the site if a joint were involved....such as a finger (use a spoon). This method has worked for me in the past. Hope it helps.
  • Dennis 05/20/2022 at 11:49 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWe are in perilous doubt about many controversies confronting us and dividing us as a country. Gas prices are real...looming food shortages are real...possibilities of a war, possibly on two or more fronts are real. Question...ask many transexuals do you know? How many have you actually met? Known for a fact they were actually men or women who thought of themselves as the opposite? I ask because I am 72 years old and I've only known two. They were both black and worked as prostitutes...street walkers in south Dallas who preyed on drunken illegal Mexican laborers who they thought they could fool into believing they were women. I recall that one went by the street name of Tina Louise. "Tina" died of a slit throat at the hands of an enraged customer who discovered the ruse...I know because I answered the call. I ask this question because this subject is being used as another wedge between our citizens...destabilizing us...dividing us at a time when those same people pushing it are destroying our economy and possibly our country itself....why do so many buy into it? OK...I hear ya...I'm heading out to get some therapy.....right now...quickly....
  • Kulafarmer 05/20/2022 at 11:49 AM
    15 Hand Tool Groups For PreparednessI have pretty much focused heavily on having the means to make stuff or grow stuff, fabrics, leather, steel for knives etc, things that we need for life, being able to make whatever i need or that i could trade with others seems important, no way i could ever amass enough PMs to make a difference and even if you have em perhaps nobody wants em, rather trade you a goat kid for a bunch of bladed tools for gardening or the like. Or for some heavy duty clothing for outdoor work after the store bought stuff wears out. Its to the practical i turn. Yes for preparedness, but honestly mostly as an interest and hobby too, like shoes, i have taught myself how to make boots and shoes, most o the stuff you get in the store is crap anyway, but people need footwear, its an obscure ability but one that people trip out on when they find out i can do it.
  • Kulafarmer 05/20/2022 at 11:41 AM
    15 Hand Tool Groups For PreparednessCheck ☑️
  • DJ5280 05/20/2022 at 11:33 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAnd is "Event 202" for real? The (supposed) planned event on how to deal with a Smallpox outbreak?
  • scout 05/20/2022 at 11:32 AM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)Kulafarmer, most of what is sold now in hardware stores in not what it use to be, thin and no glue. the gorilla brand tape is good stuff.
  • Ken J. 05/20/2022 at 11:20 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThe 'K' in Monkeypox is silent. Which also explains how it's spreading around the world so quickly.
  • Kulafarmer 05/20/2022 at 10:44 AM
    Rice and Beans, A Survival CombinationSometimes it doesnt matter where you shoot em batman, pigs taste like whatever they eat, if they eat dead carcasses they will taste like a dead carcass, if they eat fruit or nuts and grasses they will taste good, same with grain fed hogs,
  • Kulafarmer 05/20/2022 at 10:36 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationIve got friends over here who work on the west side, need their trucks for work and are spending upwards of 250 a week in fuel
  • Kulafarmer 05/20/2022 at 10:23 AM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)Im thinking DS was more just referencing the type of closure than the actual shape, may be wrong but am betting that was intent, i know ive used DT in a punch out in the field when i had nothing else available, have some in my blowout bag JIC
  • Kulafarmer 05/20/2022 at 10:20 AM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)This stuff was typically much much stronger than it is now, it was more robust back in the day and didnt go bad in the sun as fast as it does now, remember having to use a knife or scissors to cut it cause you couldnt rip it and it didnt come off once you stuck it on something. Like everything in our world it has become a disappointingly inferior product from whence it was.
  • scout 05/20/2022 at 10:10 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationRomeo Charlie, Gas station pumps in Washington state are being reprogrammed to accommodate $10 a gallon and even higher as the summer driving season begins amid tight fuel supplies, according to a report on ZeroHedge. i was planning a trip out west , but i don't know now.
  • Batman 05/20/2022 at 9:50 AM
    Rice and Beans, A Survival CombinationJust a comment on the wild pigs. The trick to the pork tasting good is to shoot them in the head for an instant dispatch. If you shoot them and they run off, that jolt of adrenaline does wonders to make the meat taste gamey.This is a known fact that meat/freezer hunters know. I make chorizo out of them.
  • Dennis 05/20/2022 at 9:47 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationI believe that two of the goals the democrat revolutionaries have are forcing folks to live in cities and eliminate petroleum dependent vehicles for the masses. The last 23 years of my career, I commuted 123 miles round trip from my farm in NE Texas to my duty station in Dallas every day. Gasoline prices are quickly approaching the point where, if I were still working my paying job, I would have to make a choice....move to Dallas or swap my pickup in on an electric vehicle. Reckon how many younger workers are facing that dilemma today?
  • Tmac 05/20/2022 at 8:53 AM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)Hi Deep South - That is a clever and thought provoking idea, that generated a couple of questions and a follow-on idea. Have you done this before? I think cutting the butterfly shape with scissors would gum up the scissors quickly. Using a blade means you would have to fixture the tape onto something, losing adhesive strength; doing it while bleeding is daunting. Butterfly bandages are so because of the surface area required for the bandage adhesive to stick while narrowing over the wound closure to allow airflow. Modern duct tapes, like Gorilla tape is so strong that I think I would try a series of 1/4" strips, those you can just rip by hand, perfectly straight. What do you think? It's a great idea to think this through before it's actually needed.
  • Deep South 05/20/2022 at 8:43 AM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)In a pinch duct tape can be cut into butterfly tape for emergency wound closure.
  • Romeo Charlie 05/20/2022 at 7:58 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAlso with the price of gas going up (expected to be near $6 a gallon by mid-summer) and combined overall cost of the trip (lodging, food) was another reason for cancelling my trip.
  • sam 05/20/2022 at 5:44 AM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)Inverted on a pole/stick to retrieve distant objects. Cleaning metallic dust/rust/shavings off a magnet. Pick up shattered glass.
  • Calirefugee 05/20/2022 at 4:07 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationReply to TMAC regarding flights of formula from Switzerland or Germany to Indiana: When I was tending the tube feedings of patients at care homes and hospitals in the CA Bay Area, I was surprised to see that most of the formula we were using back in the 1990's were from Sandoz nutrition (based in Germany) and Nestle (Switzerland) is also in the business of manufacturing baby formula for decades. Part of my job was to order supplies for the weekend so I did the logistics of reorder every week on a thursday night. I wondered back then why US based hospitals did not order from domestic suppliers. Both companies sold a solid product that had very high standards of quality. I have no complaints working with them.
  • Calirefugee 05/20/2022 at 3:50 AM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)Ah yes! duct tape baling wire and Bondo bring back memories of the car I learned to drive as a 15-16 year old. I referred to it as the "Bondo Bandit". Big chevy 350 cubic inch engine that would pass everything on the road but a gas station. It was such a reliable car and so fun to drive that I rode my bicycle everywhere until I saved up enough to buy a good used Honda Civic back in 1979. I was the 3rd of Asian children learning to drive and this was the "car" for us to learn on. (Asian drivers, young and inexperienced behind the wheel of a big-assed road toad that got 8 mpg. If that picture is not enough to scare you off the sidewalks, your 6 out there on the roads) A roll of duct tape was always behind the seats ready for use.
  • k-bay 05/20/2022 at 3:41 AM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)Minerjim, Shattered my wrist during the recovery of a WW2 fighter in the mountains, splinted the bone head and wrist with duct tape and cardboard, worked for another ten hours until we got the aircraft lifted out, then off to the hospital. There they said I did a great job of immobilizing the fracture, but all they could do for me was drugs, said I need to go to the "big" city...(Honolulu) to be treated. That's my favorite duct tape story..he he.
  • Calirefugee 05/20/2022 at 3:39 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationCorrection: Most of the nebulizer treatments were some type of corticosteriod to reduce inflammation. the antifungal was taken in pill or capsule form. Treatment took a long time and was not always successful for a late stage, immune-compromised individual. Now we will see how many hypochondriacs will be triggered into commenting on this site.
  • Calirefugee 05/20/2022 at 3:22 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationTo Mrs U: The conversation regarding fungal infections of the lungs and upper airways reminded me of the large numbers of patients I worked with who had contracted coccidio mycosis (spelling) the common name was Valley Fever. The difficulty in treatment began with the difficulty in diagnosing for the disease in the first place. The patients I worked with were prisoners from CDC (CA Dept of Corrections- convicts). the prisoners came from all over the state but when incarcerated in prison, most of the prisons are scattered up and down the Central Valley and other inland locations. Once it was correctly diagnosed and an aerosolized antifungal was administered thru nebulizer treatment, the fungus could be killed or treated. By the time I saw them at my state hospital, they were late stage and pretty sick. Most recovered after many weeks of nebulizer treatments. The most common profile of patient with cocci was: older, immune compromised, poor health status and/or older. Living in the Central Valley of CA, coccidio mycosis is endemic to the area. Young people riding dirt bikes are another high risk group for cocci. When I left the "Golden State" for Oregon, I traded the high rate of coccidio mycosis for aspergillosis or lung infections from people living in buildings with black mold. Fungal infections of the lungs are very real and I have been around long enough to spot it and tell the younger clinicians what the f#*k they are looking at when the antibiotics do not work and the patient continues to have s/sx of a lung infection.
  • The Original Just Sayin' 05/20/2022 at 2:52 AM
    SHTF Skills – Do Not Wait Until Afterwards Before You Practice ThemA.C.,Mom said they did pickles in half gallons, 50-53 there were often 3 other older young men there, her two eldest brothers and a neighbor(sometimes 2).No one was turned who was needy-even tho they were poor. Her baby bro. was born in 49, within 3 years the eldest two boys were out of the house.. for 49-53?there were 5 children+ one extra+ 2 adults. DM/only girl. I can not think about a family having a half gallon of pickles gone @ a full meal. They were a vegetable-something to break routine- food fatigue. what ever they put up had to carry them from first frost/early October thru mid june.. If they had pickles one time a week-that would be 24 half gallons minimum. Granny got really mad when one of their cousins came to visit and brought them bed bugs. Back then it was called the 7 year itch because it was so hard to get rid of...Granny had to hand wash , and boil all clothes in the wash pot. And all their bed ticking had to be emptied,( stuffing burned) boiled, dried on the solar clothes dryer, and everyone had to pull sage grass to re stuff their mattress with. Mom related this to me when she was teaching me the finer points of gathering sage grass.LOL
  • The Original Just Sayin' 05/20/2022 at 2:32 AM
    SHTF Skills – Do Not Wait Until Afterwards Before You Practice ThemSo Cal Gal, Consider- the large amount of sugar and flour ( 3 large wooden barrels- probably 50-55gal each...almost size of 55g/drum. Granny had one until i was a teen.) was the bulk of what they would have until the crops came in the following year.for making jams and jellies for the coming winter....a full year.. not- thru the winter-until around Thanksgiving.they would have no more regular income until the next crop came in... They also put up meat in a crock covered with lard. which they rendered in the 30 gallon washpot just after the hog harvest... Flour and lard gave them the basics for stretching many foods- Gravy... and Biscuits... can allow a family to work hard without much else, meat and maybe one veggie for supper...that will hold overnight w/o hunger. Good gravy and biscuits can cover a multitude of mistakes.LOL
  • Minerjim 05/20/2022 at 1:38 AM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)Best use for duck tape I have found is for holding a wound shut while in the field or underground. Wash the wound, dry, put a dry piece of rag over it, then wrap tightly with duck tape. Keeps it clean and together until you can get topside and it done right. Sometimes the wound will be partially rehealed shut by the time that happens.
  • Barrow 05/19/2022 at 11:56 PM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)Don't seem to see it used much down here in the states, but at Alaskan bush strips you have to look hard to find an aircraft not held together with duct tape. (Makes you think twice before climbing in some of them...)
  • aka 05/19/2022 at 11:48 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationand it's probably a coin toss where it actually ends up.
  • Far North 05/19/2022 at 11:00 PM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)Can't remember the details, but Glen Beck used to talk about wrapping his head with duct tape -- so it wouldn't explode, or some such??? "Men can get pregnant" --- where's the duct tape -- QUICK!!!
  • Romeo Charlie 05/19/2022 at 10:19 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationDennis, Words of wisdom. The left has already announced this will be a “summer of rage” over the anticipated SCOTUS abortion ruling and you can bet BLM and Antifa are going to be in the thick of it. I had planned on attending the EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, WI at the end of July but I got an uneasy feeling about being so far away and all of the cities I would have to travel through there and back (Chicago being one) so I called by buddy and canceled my trip. Everything and anything is on the table and never underestimate the willingness and ability of evil people to do evil things.
  • Romeo Charlie 05/19/2022 at 10:12 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationSMG, Hallelujah! Sometimes scares like that are needed to reevaluate our plans, situations and it gives us the opportunity to patch a new found leak in the preparedness dam we’ve built.
  • Romeo Charlie 05/19/2022 at 10:08 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationOr the new media and anti-2A buzzword “weapons of war”. I guess axes, muzzleloaders, flintlocks, pistols, rocks, tree limbs (clubs), bolt action rifles, M1 Garand, knives, hammers, swords etc are also all “weapons of war”.
  • Dennis 05/19/2022 at 9:50 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationIn the latest article by Victor Davis Hansen, military historian and all around super intelligent guy... he ended the article saying this...... "When revolutionaries (like those in charge at the White House right now) undermine the system, earn the antipathy of the people, and face looming disaster at the polls, it is then they prove most dangerous—as we shall see over the next few months." The entire article can be read over at AMERICAN GREATNESS.
  • Tmac 05/19/2022 at 9:29 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationCharity flights inbound from Switzerland with baby formula. They must be going to Indy because the final destination is Plainfield, IN. .... Isn't that where the Walmart DC burned down? I wonder what the founding fathers would think of all this or what they would do about it.
  • Stand my Ground 05/19/2022 at 8:45 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationFound the problem and fixed my tractor, piece of cake. Kinda hard to explain, but older JD tractors ran on an open flow system. While taking things apart, way down and out of site was a quick connect that some how came loose, causing an interruption in the open flow system. Break-clean it, re-connected (gonna replace it) and Yabba Dabba Doo, works as normal. I'm saved.!! Gonna take some time and think on how to garden, without depending on machinery. No till. Lots of mulch. We'll see what I come up with.
  • Far North 05/19/2022 at 8:37 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAC Sure enough, a simple change of words. That a rifle, shotgun, or handgun somehow is a weapon. A firearm can be a hunting tool -- a "deer rifle" a "squirrel or rabbit gun." It can be carried for protection -- two or four legged or that has rattles on the end of its tail. It can be a piece of equipment to be used in competition. Call the same firearm a weapon and it is suddenly evil and sinister. Correct me if I'm wrong, but as I see it a firearm is not a weapon until it is used AS a weapon. No more or less than a bowling trophy is a weapon until used as one.
  • AC 05/19/2022 at 7:59 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationDennis It is not amazing that a simple use of words can change a firearm to one that the public should have never used. But low and behold it was originally created for the public market then the military picked it up & loved this gun in Nam. Now we are not allowed to have or, own such a weapon. Depending on the state in which one resides. 🤔 Geese,,, they call us lacking, in reference to the skills one must obtain in order to own such a piece of equipment.😣😤 Time for me to figure out what I am going to fix for dinner. Hope you & your family have an enjoyable evening.
  • Jules Y 05/19/2022 at 7:50 PM
    How To Keep Deer Away From Eating Your Apple TreesI would suggest a loop recording of "The View", James Brown "Its a Mans World"
  • AC 05/19/2022 at 7:46 PM
    SHTF Skills – Do Not Wait Until Afterwards Before You Practice ThemTOJS Amazing what our parents did to feed the family every year and hopefully there were jars left over before the next harvest season. Kind of remember my mom doing a food storage with my grandmother to put food on the table until her health issue. Then it was my mom who did the canning for both households.
  • Birdee 05/19/2022 at 7:37 PM
    SHTF Skills – Do Not Wait Until Afterwards Before You Practice ThemTOJS, thank you for sharing...that is amazing! God bless ur mom!
  • Dennis 05/19/2022 at 7:27 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationFun fact.... When carried by a soldier, an AR semi-auto/full auto, select fire carbine is called an individual weapon... When a semi-auto carbine is carried by a police officer it's called a patrol carbine... It's not until a semi-auto rifle is carried by a civilian that it magically becomes an assault rifle.... OK...back to the range for more therapy.....
  • k-bay 05/19/2022 at 7:22 PM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)Lashing for framing a temporary shelter, works with bamboo, as well as any other forage straight staking. I've tried it with bamboo, guava and ironwood.
  • scout 05/19/2022 at 6:31 PM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)Valley Forge, thank you! Red Green is one of my favorites on u-tube. duct tape, the handy mans friend. truer words were never spoken. if women don't find you handsome, they can at least find you handy. HAHA Ginger Billy is another one, he is how we roll in the south.
  • Valley Forge 05/19/2022 at 5:59 PM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)Let's hear it for my favorite show Red Green.
  • Romeo Charlie 05/19/2022 at 5:30 PM
    Stress and Anxiety From Over Scheduling Our Livesscout, bwaaaahhaaaaa. next time drink $50 in beer and then mow the grass. Probably look like crop circles.
  • scout 05/19/2022 at 5:21 PM
    Stress and Anxiety From Over Scheduling Our Livesthanks to biden it took me 50.00 dollars in gas and 20.00 dollars in beer to mow my grass today. ya'll have a good one. )
  • cliffhanger 05/19/2022 at 4:20 PM
    SHTF Skills – Do Not Wait Until Afterwards Before You Practice ThemMontanaHome: Thanks for that great suggestion. Will make some inquires
  • SoulSurvival 05/19/2022 at 4:11 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationBG in TX - You are correct. It depends on the task at hand. In my past life duties, I had the privilege of being the one to call when a deer was struck by vehicle and had to be finished. I had the chance (permission) to experiment with different calibers and loads. I was able to collect a lot of those "used" projectiles for inspection. Some configuarations performed better than others. Shot placement is key. If one knows they are likely to be on the "hot seat" (as in these days approaching) they had better do their homework. You don't use a pip-squeak when others depend on you. Just my opinion....but I have done my homework. The only loads I depend on are the ones I make myself these days. A handgun is a poor choice to take to a fight....but one will use what one has at the time. Based on what I am seeing these days (and my AO), Overall, I am gravitating back toward my Ruger Redhawk 4" 45 Colt/45 acp. (with ALL things considered) - Keith type head design. As far as the charge behind it...."some things are personal".... as there are many type tasks it might be called to perform and my tactics are different than most. Just my opinion. Take care.
  • Bootsnag 05/19/2022 at 3:05 PM
    Water Clarification And PurificationPour colloidal silver 10-20 ppm in it.
  • Minerjim 05/19/2022 at 3:04 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationStand My Ground, Oh Crap! What you just had is what worry about on my old '65 Ford 4000. Here's a thought. Contact the local high school chapter of FFA. See if you can get some help transplanting in exchange for a good $ donation. Worth a try, plus the kids will get hands on experience. And you might meet some of your future farm hands! Good luck! H
  • Stand my Ground 05/19/2022 at 3:01 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationRomeo Charlie Check on rentals, nothing available except huge zillion hp monsters. I thought about neighbors, but could not think of one who has a cat 1 tractor, no luck there.
  • MontanaHome 05/19/2022 at 2:52 PM
    SHTF Skills – Do Not Wait Until Afterwards Before You Practice ThemCliffhanger- volunteer fire dept will always take you and put the money in to train you cuz they know you won't just get the training and move on. Both my husband and I, (retired from LE) and our son just finished EMT certification through our rural dept. In fact most of our volunteers are retired people looking for some purpose and skills.
  • Tmac 05/19/2022 at 2:23 PM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)1. Sealing and separating high current union joints 2. As an epoxy form above a fixed object 3. Wrapping and protecting the miter corners of that crap-fake wood cove base stuff, where it always gets hit and splits apart 4. Bike inner tube patch in a pinch 5. Sealing the RJ-45 PoE connections on outdoor cameras 6. Yanking splinters and stingers out of skin 7. Heavy Duty bandage reinforcement 8. Repairing split GM air intake flex duct 9. Extra hands while aligning window security bars (recent discovery) 10. Interesting "dock repair" campaign for a Scandinavian car company I worked for in the 90's - ill fitting upper radiator hose, ID was slightly too big for the radiator neck --- they needed an adhesive shim. Eee-Yeah. But they were all die-cut on peel away backing and came in an OEM zip lock pouch so it was legit, for awhile.
  • Mrs. U 05/19/2022 at 2:20 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationFollow the $$$$$$$
  • Mrs. U 05/19/2022 at 2:19 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationConsider reading about anthroposophical medicine. There are subcutaneous injections available of the lemon quince ampules. This is a reported cure over time. I do not know where you are but there may be a doctor in the area who can give you the amounts to use. California has several doctors there if you visit Cali maybe you could take the time. The ampules can be purchased at Uriel Pharmacy and at Weleda with a prescription.
  • Far North 05/19/2022 at 2:15 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationNursery rhymes - fairy tales - fables At least some of these 'stories' were a means by which the people could vent without ending up in some dungeon. "The Emperor's New Clothes" is a good example. In a way these fables described then current events and actual people. Thus, could you say they are snippets of history? On another hand, I think it safe to say most preppers know about the grasshopper and the ant? But, there is another one. "The Three Pixies and the Fox" which later became "The Three Little Pigs and that Big Bad Wolf." The first little pig sits in his house of straw, staring at his cell phone all day. The second little pig sits in his house of sticks, looking proudly at the half dozen cans of beans and a box of band-aids sitting on a shelf. The third little pig, taking a break from working in the garden all day -- with it stacked to the rafters, quietly sits in his house of bricks. Then there is "The Goose that lays the Golden Eggs." But that is a story for another time. Other than to say that we the people are that goose. And the sweat on our collective brow are the golden eggs. But for now, the garden is waiting...
  • Mrs. U 05/19/2022 at 2:11 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThanks for the correction as that is what the doctors told me years back. So would the bacteria irritation create a growing field for fungus?
  • Romeo Charlie 05/19/2022 at 2:09 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationSMG, Sorry to hear about the break down. Murphy never sleeps. Maybe you could rent one to get your crops in or barter with a neighbor who has a tractor. Once a year I rent a Kubota 46hp 4WD to scrap my driveway and it costs $350 for 5 hours delivered and picked up at my driveway. I don’t use a tractor enough to justify buying one.
  • Far North 05/19/2022 at 1:43 PM
    SHTF Skills – Do Not Wait Until Afterwards Before You Practice ThemTimberplot, You reminded me of critters in our garden. String beans missing -- moose tracks told the story. No more Moose tracks but more beans are missing -- neighbor says, "your string beans were tasty..." Didn't think you would mind..." Between moose and neighbor, we did not harvest one single bean that year. Few years later, said neighbor asked for a favor. Yeah right!!!
  • Stand my Ground 05/19/2022 at 1:39 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWell, I am gonna be doing a whole bunch more gardening by hand, like all the rest of it.! I lost the main internal hydraulic pump and my tractor. Major breakdown! It is inside the tranny, $2700 for a new pump, AND John Deere can't find a replacement one, that's just crazy. I'll have it re-built, if I can find the parts. Truth is, I getting burned out. I'm very tired and quite sore. I don't think I can keep up. This old busted up body may not be up to this big of a challenge. I'm gonna try, but I know I'll start to slow down as I get even more tired and sore. I have literately thousands of plants yet to be transplanted, plus all the direct seeding that is timed to do now. "When times get tough, the tough get going", we will see how that old sayin plays out real quick.
  • scout 05/19/2022 at 1:20 PM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)NRP & Blue, wire coat hangers have many uses as well. most industrial shops that have a uniform service will likely have hundreds that they will gladly give away just to get them gone. i use em all the time.
  • Mrs. U 05/19/2022 at 1:16 PM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)ha ha ha love dddduct duck tape. Have many colors and I color code my storage containers with it. In a book I have what the color means. One day Step GS was up with a friend who had a red car. The top sun window was leaking, here ya go try some red duck tape! Love tape all kinds of tape. Use clear Gorilla Tape on my red neck screen porch encloser.
  • Calirefugee 05/19/2022 at 12:56 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationReply to Mrs U: Yellow phlegm is bacterial. Green phlegm is actually a sign of pseudomonas - another type of bacteria. From my days spent as a vent tech during a bad flu season in a larger city. I am also having a tough time with allergies in my AO as well. Thank you for your continued suggestions on herbal remedies. I just have to keep experimenting until I find things that work.
  • NRP & Blue 05/19/2022 at 12:55 PM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)Add a roll of Bailing Wire and you're set to repair Armageddon. Might add a roll or three of "silver tape" to seal up that Faraday Cage. Brings a new meaning to the saying... "Is 600 rolls really enough?".
  • DJ5280 05/19/2022 at 12:41 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAnd Christian at has a new video on Iran rolling out biometric ID's for food rationing. Gonna watch it now.....
  • scout 05/19/2022 at 12:21 PM
    Duct Tape Uses (Duck Tape Uses?)duct tape, the list of uses are endless. and yes it's a good fire starter. i had not thought of using it as a drink holder, great idea, thanks ; )
  • cliffhanger 05/19/2022 at 11:40 AM
    SHTF Skills – Do Not Wait Until Afterwards Before You Practice ThemReply to Calirefugee: Thanks for the good advice. As a retired senior even though I am ready, able and willing ambulance companies are reluctant to invest time, effort and money into someone they feel will give limited payback for them. As well in my area driver and attendant are both EMT's and to get that training is pretty much out of the question for me at this point. That being said your suggestion to drive ambulance would give the desired experience for sure. Will have to find a surgeon to join the group would be the best bet I think.
  • DJ5280 05/19/2022 at 11:05 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAnony Mee, I don't think you're wrong either. And was just reading this morning about the (coming) blackouts across the country this summer on Zerohedge. Part of Cyber Polygon you think? We are hustling to get as much of our lifestyle off-grid as possible. I was wondering if these rolling blackouts begin...but then power doesn't come back on-line for areas for weeks or months at a time? I'm not sure people can understand how devastating this would be. I dunno. I think too much sometimes.......
  • Romeo Charlie 05/19/2022 at 10:02 AM
    Stress and Anxiety From Over Scheduling Our LivesThat’s why Otis stayed drunk! Just kidding. My wife and I celebrated our 30 year anniversary last week and I wouldn’t trade her for the world.
  • Antique Collector 05/19/2022 at 9:48 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMaggie's Farm Have not heard from you in a while, thought would check to see if you are reading the blog when time allows. Hope you are doing as well as you & Mrs. can be.
  • Timberplot 05/19/2022 at 8:13 AM
    SHTF Skills – Do Not Wait Until Afterwards Before You Practice Them@ Scout Great point and one well worth considering. DW and I discussed the yard dog after we had the two legged critter wondering around in my garden ~ 4 years ago. When approached, she said she was looking for her cat. I told her a knock on the door first would be proper and I would gladly help. She was from an apartment across the way. A good dog would solve all these problems.
  • Philosopher 05/19/2022 at 7:40 AM
    Stress and Anxiety From Over Scheduling Our Lives" The saddest words from mouth or pen, are those four words - "It might have been". "
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    Radon Air Purifier Filter and a Detector For Your HomeThe most effective way you to take when radon testing reveals its presence is to have a radon system installed in your home.
  • Calirefugee 05/19/2022 at 3:38 AM
    SHTF Skills – Do Not Wait Until Afterwards Before You Practice ThemReply to cliffhanger: If you want to learn how to treat bullet wounds, drive ambulance in the bad part of town in most any large city in swing shift or 3rd watch. You will see lots of gunshots among the gang members and you will gain some insights in addition to learning to treat wounded people. (fact #1: If the shooter was using a rifle, the number of dead will exceed the number of wounded. If the shooter was using a handgun, the ratio will be reversed: few dead bodies and lots of wounded people walking around asking for help). You either are able to do the job or you run away screaming. If you do this job long enough, you can become quite jaded though you will have a lot of experience and be in high demand later. (I got a lot of strange looks eating my lunch beside a dead body waiting for the coroner to arrive with the meat wagon. It was a long carry-out and I had not eaten in some 10 hrs of hard work on the trail). I do not know of a school where they teach you how to treat a victim of gunshot wound. Most of the experience is OJT. Do this long enough and your coworkers start calling you "salty" or other adjectives. For me I know I am a burn-out. To do the job day after day, you have to detach yourself and be beyond caring anymore. Most people who freak out all the time, do not last long in this job. I work within a hospital because I got tired of playing on the freeway.
  • Calirefugee 05/19/2022 at 3:14 AM
    Stress and Anxiety From Over Scheduling Our LivesTo Pitchfork: Nice response. Me? I'm too busy playing with my dog and spinning my fat cats on the wood floor. I do not have to send my cats or dog to college violin lessons. My dog likes sharing a beer and leftover ribs. The cats have substance abuse issues with catnip. If you don't talk to your cats about catnip then who will?
  • Kulafarmer 05/19/2022 at 1:31 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWhats going on is theres a buncha bureaucrats who need to be ventilated or given a somali rubber tire lei, fauci, gates would be a good start
  • Kulafarmer 05/19/2022 at 1:28 AM
    SHTF Skills – Do Not Wait Until Afterwards Before You Practice ThemHave had good luck with disassembling, cleaning and reassembling to get stuff running again, mostly chainsaws, and pumps n stuff
  • Kulafarmer 05/19/2022 at 1:24 AM
    SHTF Skills – Do Not Wait Until Afterwards Before You Practice ThemOJS I love reading about that stuff. 😎🤙🏻
  • Max & Agent 99 05/19/2022 at 1:22 AM
    Stress and Anxiety From Over Scheduling Our LivesOnly Otis the town drunk was married....