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  • Burt G 12/03/2021 at 10:49 PM
    Survival Medicine HandbookI’m really trying to beef up my medical supplies. Just picked up a skin stapler, surgical toolkit, sutures. Get them before the FDA reclassifies them as a medical device and they become unobtainable. Also got trauma shears, butterfly closures, tourniquets and Israeli battle dressings. Most important thing was I picked up a good quantity of a variety of antibiotics through jasemedical.com. A little pricey but peace of mind knowing I have them. I recommend checking it out.
  • NH Michael 12/03/2021 at 10:11 PM
    Survival Medicine HandbookKulafarmer I see your on schedule for a blizzard warning on your higher peaks and some crazy winds and rainfall for the rest of your islands. Hope you and yours are well snugged down for this weather event. Sounds almost like one of our Nor'easter's around here. Be safe buddy
  • Prairie Girl 12/03/2021 at 5:22 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationthank you.this is good info.and I appreciate the support.it will help me keep smuggling in jars of peanut butter lol.they were alarmed when I wanted to buy 10 jars.i don't even like it but I have to eat protein really often and if no utilities it keeps you going.
  • Prairie Girl 12/03/2021 at 5:18 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationwell it will get really hot once summer comes again.but thank you.for some reason I am just focused on getting us through the winter right now.i guess that is all I can handle.
  • Plainsmedic 12/03/2021 at 4:46 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationRon, I understand your issue. Living rural means that "neighbor" is a relative term. Any youngsters in your area? Many kids never learn skills from their parents. Changing oil/filter/lube is a life skill. Under your direct supervision, a youngster can do many of these things. Might be worth a go-get/take-home. Obviously, a payment to the youngster would be needed. Make a friend and save some $$. The biggest bonus of all, the kid learns. Just a thought.
  • Minerjim 12/03/2021 at 4:29 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationNRP & Blue, I believe I read it was a Colt single action replica. No matter, it was in his hand when it went off. No amount of denying ("didn't pull trigger", " did not point at anyone") will change that fact. Your point on not being on the jury.....that is what all this mouthing off is about...watch his attorney say he will never get a fair trial in this country due to "Too much pre-trial publicity" and the jury coming from a conservative population, or something. (Besides, if you were on the jury, who would keep Blue company?)
  • TET68 12/03/2021 at 4:20 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThere's a good article at: www (dot) bli.uci.edu/does-uv-light-actually-disinfect-and-kill-viruses/ And note the section labeled: Should you buy UV light disinfection products?
  • AZoffgrid 12/03/2021 at 3:46 PM
    Chimney Sweeping – Clean Your Own ChimneyWe have 3 pellet stoves and 2 wood stoves and have found that the pellet stoves produce that same amount of soot as the wood, although the wood soot is much finer in texture. It’s always a good feeling to get all the pipes cleaned, wood stacked, and pellets under cover each year. With steep metal roofs, we had been doing the bottom up approach until we acquired an extremely valuable piece of equipment: a used Genie man lift. No more climbing on the roof for maintenance, painting, pipe cleaning, hanging Christmas lights, brushing snow off solar panels, etc. Not cheap, but probably less expensive than a medical helicopter flight to the nearest trauma center after a fall off a ladder.
  • nyscout 12/03/2021 at 2:44 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMrs. U, yes being old and eccentric has its perks. people overlook things like standing on the front porch at 2PM in our underoos. shooting turkeys in the frozen food section of the store while being parked sideways in the parking lot. we can get away with a lot more than we use to. : )
  • Anony Mee 12/03/2021 at 2:05 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThanks Lauren. Not a spot I routinely visit.
  • Lauren 12/03/2021 at 2:00 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationRecent comments is still there, just not on the drop-down. It's one of the static options at the bottom of the page.
  • car guy 12/03/2021 at 1:38 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationI really liked the recent comments section too.
  • Mrs. U 12/03/2021 at 12:46 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationEccentric is a positive word past 65!!! Let's us off the hook with our 'ideas'. There was a video on u tube some time back where a 'storage person/lifestyle person' bought some grain in buckets at a yard sale, which had been stored in an outside shed. This was in the south Texas area, which means hot. The only grain that was a bit compromised was the oatmeal had become crumblier. There would probably be some loss of vitamins, but some is better than none and a full stomach is better than an empty one. You are doing Good!
  • Beach'n 12/03/2021 at 11:48 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationHiya NRP & Blue, I'll bet that pretty soon his defense strategy will include a temporary amnesia of the situation. He's so traumatized by that gun that he just cannot bring himself to remember what actually happened...(whine whine whine). I agree, the gun was in his hand. He is responsible.
  • NRP & Blue 12/03/2021 at 10:44 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMinerjim; Don't think I would get selected for the Jury, HAHAHA
  • NRP & Blue 12/03/2021 at 10:42 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMinerjim; I'm not completely aware of the firearm Baldwin had in HIS hand/possession. So yes that is possible, regardless he was totally in control of and responsible for the firearm and hes id 1000% responsible for the actions and results of his actions that killed someone. I don't give a crap if someone else loaded and handed him the firearm telling him "Blah Blah Blah". He was in control (or not) of the firearm, he killed, he is responsible, he should be convicted.
  • FinallyOuttaCA 12/03/2021 at 10:03 AM
    Survival Medicine HandbookSkeezix, When the new 4th edition first came out, if you were on their newsletter distribution list there was an option to purchase a full color edition directly from them, but it was nearly double the price. I debated about getting it then decided to put the the extra $$ into something else. The black and white edition is detailed enough to be able to benefit from the pictures, but next time I may spring for the full color version.
  • Ron 12/03/2021 at 9:36 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMy 2001 Ford F-250 Power Stroke needed a lube,oil,and filter.Arthritis prevents me from doing the service myself so I went to town for a store bought service.I watched the kid and he did a good job,but $200.83 is crazy.I’m glad I don’t drive it much. On the way home I stopped at the store to get King Crab legs for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner.$66.00 per lb. We are working on plan B.
  • Ken J. 12/03/2021 at 9:23 AM
    Survival Medicine HandbookSkeezix, Note: This 4th edition is in Black & White. Apparently to offer a lesser price to consumer. If and when they add a color version to their amzn storefront, I will include it here.
  • Denny 12/03/2021 at 9:20 AM
    DIY Olive Oil Lamp Instructions – Make Your Own Vegetable Oil LampThank you. best instructions and information i have seen on this topic. I shall try it. x
  • Skeezix 12/03/2021 at 8:15 AM
    Survival Medicine HandbookOn Amazon it states that this is the black and white version. Is there a coloured version?
  • blackjack22 12/03/2021 at 12:04 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationJoe c, ABSOLUTELY!!!!
  • blackjack22 12/03/2021 at 12:02 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationPapa Smurf, "he’s just announcing that like a lot of liberals" he's not responsible for his actions, somebody else is......like Trump.
  • Kulafarmer 12/02/2021 at 11:46 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationBaldwin is a liberal douche!
  • Deborah 12/02/2021 at 9:21 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThe Highwire announced The centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has voluntarily suspended the vaccine mandate enforcement for health care workers.
  • Northern Sarge 12/02/2021 at 8:56 PM
    Chimney Sweeping – Clean Your Own ChimneyPoorman and Sam - I too use a 6" poly chimney brush with 18 feet of fiberglass extensions and have done so for the last 15 to 20 years in a stainless steel lined brick chimney. Before that? Glad you asked....8 lbs of potatoes in a burlap sack tied to 20 feet of poly rope. Worked just fine until I went 'Hi-tech'...
  • Anony Mee 12/02/2021 at 8:21 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationHey Ken, Will you be putting Open Forum and Recent Comments back in your drop-down menu?
  • Anony Mee 12/02/2021 at 8:18 PM
    Food Storage 101 – What To Store In Your PantryI can see the reasoning behind getting the box of 1,000 single 1.5 gram instant coffee packets. But as this comes to around $33 per pound that’s more than three times what buying it in an 8 oz jar costs.
  • Anony Mee 12/02/2021 at 8:06 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationPrairie Girl, Dehydrated, dried, freeze dried, dry food store okay if it doesn’t get really hot in there. So your staples, sugar, salt should be fine.
  • Minerjim 12/02/2021 at 7:56 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationNRP & Blue, He just can bring himself to the realization he screwed up. Wondering out loud: could he have pulled the hammer back just enough to be shy of "half cock" then let it go without touching the trigger, and would the mainspring at that Point have enough momentum to set off the round. Either way, he is responsible. Likely his comment is some legal posturing to try and taint the jury. Hoping the NM authorities drill down into this and don't give the fool a pass. Man-slaugther law was made for instances as this. Jmho
  • Joe c 12/02/2021 at 6:24 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAC To correspond to your post, I have also recently read that if a FFL dealer goes out of business, all their sales of certain items, the records fall into the hands of the feds.
  • nyscout 12/02/2021 at 6:23 PM
    Chimney Sweeping – Clean Your Own ChimneyPoorman, i have heard of many people doing that with chains. it seems to work out well for them. you can tell the difference between country know how and city dwellers in how they do things. get it clean however. clean is clean no mater how you do it. spend money or use what ya got.
  • AC 12/02/2021 at 5:32 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationJoe c You brought up the subject, so will expand upon it. On the current news not being reported via the bobble heads. La de da gov is trying to change the law in regard to the At Ta F. Those records of certain purchases which are to be destroyed after 20 years...well not so fast. The la de gov thinks those records should be put into a permanent data base. Modern day, "Anne give me your Gun", 1940's Deutschland revival. Could not stick around to listen to the entire article, but it was enough to make me growl.
  • Joe c 12/02/2021 at 5:15 PM
    Chimney Sweeping – Clean Your Own ChimneyAlso, if a person has a blower fan unit installed in their pipe, pay attention to the creosote build up on that. It collects there just as bad, if not worse than your chimney.
  • Joe c 12/02/2021 at 5:08 PM
    Chimney Sweeping – Clean Your Own ChimneyCharles, as in Chuck Finley? How the heck are you? Yep, my roof is a 12/12 pitch, 2 story. I gave up on climbing the roof top several years ago. I unscrew the pipe screw and clean from the bottom up, using 6 foot screw type connecting rods and a plastic 6" brush. Makes a heck of a mess, but cheaper than a falling off the roof/ladder medical bill or death. I'll burn a creosote log twice a heating season. All straight pipe, double wall, with no elbows.
  • Prairie Girl 12/02/2021 at 4:56 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationI have been actively preparing for hard times for over 10 years. I had to move to a location with family which is a small dwelling, really small. I lost most of what I had accumulated. Moving forward and doing my best to regroup. There is a tiny amount of space in my bedroom where I have begun again to store food. No room in the rest of the house though no matter how creative I am.We have a shed outside. I know storing food items in an area with no temperature control is not best. It is weather and vermin proof and I can store in tubs with lids. What foods degrade least in caloric value and or taste in these conditions? My 2 people I live with are very beloved but think I am chicken little and or losing it and becoming eccentric at 67. lol. but I want to do my best for all of us.
  • Joe c 12/02/2021 at 4:50 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAnd another thing, Rittenhouse will be scarred for life, while Baldwin will carry and play the sympathy card, for his 'misfortune'.
  • Joe c 12/02/2021 at 4:42 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationYep, I can see it now. All these libs will certainly call all g uns truly evil. An inanimate object operating on their own accord. O'Biden cronnies will now consider any black gun with a trigger to be outlawed. Well, that leaves us out. I've never owned a black gun. They were usually blued or stainless. 🤷‍♂️
  • Papa Smurf 12/02/2021 at 4:31 PM
    Survival Medicine Handbook- nyscout, Around west Texas, the Dollar stores have a good supply of the individually packaged tabs. You might check those if you aren't having any luck otherwise. Agreed on the books, also have a stack of Army TM's and FM'S, Ditch Medicine by Hugh Coffee, and a few others. I'll have to check on the other names. -Papa S.
  • Poorman 12/02/2021 at 4:26 PM
    Chimney Sweeping – Clean Your Own ChimneyI use an old set of tire chains on a rope start at the top and start spinning them down. Do this twice a year. Had worked for 30 years now
  • sam 12/02/2021 at 4:03 PM
    Chimney Sweeping – Clean Your Own ChimneyI have a woodstove with a 6-inch steel chimney pipe. It is in the walkout basement, so it is 2 stories high on that side of the house. I was told that steel on steel causes scratches and scratches allow more/quicker soot to build up, so I bought a plastic/polymer brush. I have always gone on the roof, and I usually find I have more soot built on the cap with the screen to keep the birds out. I have a wet/dry shop vac with the special soot filter that I use because I don't want the soot in the motor. I park the vacuum outside (in case something breaks) and have extra hoses taped together to reach the wood burner. Once down and up with the brush and the chimney is good. A flashlight, tied with twine, allows you to see the sides as you lower it. I have cheated when I tied some paracord to a brick, wrapped the brick with duct tape (so it wouldn't scratch) and rattled it down the chimney. Not as clean as a tight-fitting brush, but adequate. Adequate was about the same amount of soot knocked into the wood burner, and assurance that there were no blockages. Been burning wood since 1983 but will probably pay someone to clean it next year. I always leave an extinguishing "log" near the burner and a fire extinguisher 10 feet away along with a couple wide mouth gallon containers of water. Never had to use them.
  • DAMedinNY 12/02/2021 at 3:45 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAC, thank you and yes, we are doing better. I find my focus and energy level are not 100% but I am getting there. My spouse is a bit behind me. We had to get him a Z pack and steroid inhaler as he has some lung issues, but he is now doing better as well. He has missed two weeks of work though. This bug definitely takes a big chomp of us and you cannot over extend yourself or it takes longer. I had bloodwork today for doc appt next week; it will be interesting to go over the results.
  • nyscout 12/02/2021 at 3:36 PM
    Survival Medicine Handbooki have the 3rd edition and its a very informative book, i also have the when there is no doc, dentist, vet series. a person can't have to much information. don't just buy them and put them on a shelf, read them. it could save a life. got my med bag mostly refilled this morning. i could not find any Imodium on the shelves. Thanksgiving aftermath possibly.
  • Mrs. U 12/02/2021 at 3:34 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWhile you tubing UCO hack candle making, I ran into a video on reusable canning lids called Harvest Guard Lids. Search Jill Winger Old Fashion On Purpose, February 24, 2021.
  • Lauren 12/02/2021 at 3:01 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAnd India is starting to restrict the unvaxed from grocery stores and gas. Can't buy groceries, can't travel.
  • Birdee 12/02/2021 at 2:15 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWe are aware of US corporations (non-medical) think big retailers that require employees upload your status to the company website. Some have medical and religious exemptions now, will they hold is the question. I think Lauren once said what every happened to HIPPA.... There are places in our area this week that are changing how they do business due to the "o" variant. In reality it is only restricting certain people to get what they need.
  • nyscout 12/02/2021 at 1:56 PM
    Chimney Sweeping – Clean Your Own Chimneythere are three old brothers who live in our area. crazy old country boys, good as gold, you know the type. every year they will get up on the roof and drop two or three live yard chickens down their chimney to clean it. they keep their firewood stacked in the hall bath tub. to know em is to love em.
  • Charles Finley 12/02/2021 at 1:33 PM
    Chimney Sweeping – Clean Your Own ChimneyOur roof it 12/12 metal roof, 2 story, it is not for the faint of heart. Some pros swept our chimney this year, from the bottom up using a "viper" it's a giant coil the un-rolls as you go up. Turns out they are on Amazon for just a little more than what they charged. They actually used a drone to check the top lol wood stove works much better now. I'll be buying the viper next year though
  • Plainsmedic 12/02/2021 at 1:21 PM
    Chimney Sweeping – Clean Your Own ChimneyImportant issue Ken, I'm a manual brush guy. My roof isn't too steep and it's not a big deal to climb up there. The screw-together rods are really nice, but you don't have to go that way $$$$. I utilize 1/2" schedule 40 pvc for a handle. Cheap glue-on fittings if ya need sections. Yes, I've broken a few fittings through the years. Easily repaired and not a big deal. Just an inexpensive alternative for those of us with tight budgets. I used the old metal brushes for many years until I tried a plastic one. I was skeptical of the plastic, but I'm now convinced. It's better. Last winter was a dandy. Ice and snow for a long stretch. Didn't want to get on the roof in those conditions. I fashioned a hinged wooden handle made from 2"x2" lumber with the brush attached. Cleaned it from inside the house. Just make each wooden section as long as possible from the floor to the "tee." Make as many hinged sections as ya need. It's quicker/cleaner/handier to run the brush down from the top (pvc handle). I did store the hinged contraption for future use if needed. Every stove is different, so what works for one may not work for another. I'm a BIG proponent for cleaning the chimney(s) often. I DO NOT want to burn my house down. It only takes a few minutes. Makes for good sleeping and better drawing stoves. I also fashioned a metal 5 gallon bucket with a lid cut to fit around the "tee." Almost zero mess. It all goes into the bucket. Clean your chimney. I keep replacement single wall pipe, here at the house. It lasts a long time, but it will wear out, eventually.
  • Mrs. U 12/02/2021 at 1:06 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationDo the UV light water purifiers really do the job?
  • Mrs. U 12/02/2021 at 12:44 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThe New Divided World that transcends religion, race, economics, country of origin, sexual identity, town and state of birth and politics is now going to be the vaxed and the unvaxed.
  • Mrs. U 12/02/2021 at 12:35 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationBaby Cat was black.
  • Mrs. U 12/02/2021 at 12:32 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationGermany has implemented laws for the unvaxed. For instance, can only go out to 'necessary' places, like the grocery store.
  • AC 12/02/2021 at 12:14 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationRoll call can be found at ioncongress dot com then add the HR550 number at the end should get you there. It should read 'icon congress', hope you understand the meaning for which I am referring too.
  • Deborah 12/02/2021 at 12:00 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationI saw it. Today I found out that 3 of our reps voted yes, and 2 are so called republicans. Plus, they are rolling out the digital drivers license here. hmmm
  • Prepper Dan 12/02/2021 at 11:38 AM
    Green Coffee Beans Long Term Storage | Shelf Life | How-to RoastThanks for the article Ken! I have always been an instant coffee drinker but I may just give this a try.
  • AC 12/02/2021 at 10:43 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMaggie's Farm After all the suggestions on getting assistance to help you with your dw. Wanted to check in with you to see if it helped you.
  • NRP & Blue 12/02/2021 at 10:39 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationJoe c; Alec Baldwin, Guilty Regardless of the BS, he pulled the trigger, period.
  • AC 12/02/2021 at 10:36 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationDAMedinNY Saw your post to Mrs. U. Hope you & your dh are doing better on your road to recovery.
  • Beach'n 12/02/2021 at 10:31 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationI have a theory... that elitist, egotistical bafoon was playing around and pretended to fire at the camera by pulling back the hammer. He says he didn't pull the trigger, but he pulled "something". Now, how real ammo made it onto the set? That's another serious question for the bafoon in charge. luv ya'll, Beach'n
  • Kulafarmer 12/02/2021 at 10:28 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationJust take this chip, Its only in your hand, Its just for your convenience, You wont be able to do anything without it, You will be encarcerated and fined for non compliance, Yep, i see where thats going too
  • Papa Smurf 12/02/2021 at 10:22 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation- Besides, DW told me just this morning that mine wouldn't go see what banged on the front door at 2 a.m. - Papa
  • Papa Smurf 12/02/2021 at 10:19 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation- Kula, It's really simple, he's just announcing that like a lot of liberals, his brain isn't connected to the rest of his body! - Papa S.
  • Papa Smurf 12/02/2021 at 10:13 AM
    Vacuum-Sealed Flour In Its Original Packaging- Survivormann99, It's their proper name. People call them other things, because they do not know the proper name. In certain circumstances, I might answer to "Hey, you!", but that doesn't make it what you should call me. - Papa S.
  • Kulafarmer 12/02/2021 at 10:02 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationYa, i wonder how the heck that works, must be a liberal thing, only their guns have self will,,, Mine, they just lay there, try to call them to come to me, nope, try to sick em on the deer at 1:00am, nope, cant even get em to budge for a fresh coat of Hoppes #9, nada,,, But baldwins jumps in his hand and blasts away of its own accord. Yea, that all sounds stupid even to my simple mind
  • Farmgirl 12/02/2021 at 9:58 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationBirdee, That's beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing.
  • DAMedinNY 12/02/2021 at 9:50 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationSo sorry to hear you lost your sweet kitty. Prayers for you all.
  • Tom 12/02/2021 at 9:48 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWhere There is no Dentist.
  • 007 12/02/2021 at 9:45 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationjoe c, i just saw that and my one and only question to mr. baldwin is.... well how the hell did it go off????
  • 007 12/02/2021 at 9:42 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationcalirefugee, that is a memory to cherish. with all of this crap going on in the world at least you can sit back and reflect on those memorys. uncle sloppy joseph stalin (aka biden) and his cronies would never even begin to understand what you just wrote (the real world, not fantasy land), they just don't get it and never will.
  • Fishermans Wife 12/02/2021 at 9:26 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAmazon has 6 hardcovers listed... it is a must read. I converted my iPad to a Kindle to read it.
  • Papa Smurf 12/02/2021 at 9:25 AM
    Green Coffee Beans Long Term Storage | Shelf Life | How-to Roast- I love the Black Rifle "Just Black" whole beans in the coffee maker. Having said that, I have 20+ year packets of Taster's Choice that is still quite acceptable. I used to measure coffee drunk by the Pot; nowadays, I try to limit myself to just one, maybe two cups per day. Doc is much happier with that. - Papa S.
  • Birdee 12/02/2021 at 9:11 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationGood morning, Just wanted to pass along a title of a short video: Gene Klein Holocaust Survivor A German Civilian Saved My Life This is the man whose story is told in "We Got The Water" By Jill G. Klein (written by his daughter). The reason I am sharing this is for an encouragement for you all here, to see him tell the audience how much the gesture of a simple meal was to impact his life for such tremendous good. In our daily lives may we be aware of opportunities to do good to others for those kindnesses done can truly have a powerful and meaningful influence in someone's life, even giving that person or persons hope to live another day. Good Shepherd's Peace and Providence be with you all...
  • Lauren 12/02/2021 at 8:43 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationFound another one. dropbox.com/s/y7x5zj0fjkgmwwm/KY_show_temp.pl.pdf This one was based in Kentucky and only involved two states. That's three wins in three days!
  • Lauren 12/02/2021 at 8:39 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"There are only (so many) digits on the debt clock, and then it'll go back to 0."
  • Lauren 12/02/2021 at 8:35 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation"I believe that evil is walking the world today waiting, waiting for an opportunity to rise again!" More like, working with humans to make that opportunity.
  • nyscout 12/02/2021 at 8:29 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationA Microchip Containing Your Vaccine Passport Information Can Now Be Embedded In Your Hand pr a report on Zero Hedge. they are already doing it in Sweden. i was floored when i read that. i'm at a loss for words guys.
  • Ken J. 12/02/2021 at 7:59 AM
    What To Expect And Bring On A Bug-Out To Someone Else’s PlaceMaineGal, That's great that you're prepared as such! It sure is a great self-sufficient feeling when you're prepared for a year or more. Peace of mind for sure. Nice job.
  • Ken J. 12/02/2021 at 7:45 AM
    Green Coffee Beans Long Term Storage | Shelf Life | How-to RoastRelax, not all preparedness is about Armageddon or the Zombie Apocalypse. Additionally, here's a test for ya... Brew some coffee in your house. Then go outside. Tell me if you can smell the coffee out there... I suppose it your windows are open it will make some difference if you're up close.
  • MaineGal 12/02/2021 at 7:30 AM
    What To Expect And Bring On A Bug-Out To Someone Else’s PlaceI can't imagine saying something like that to a real friend! Sheesh! I'm as gray as I can be. Nearly everyone around me, in this extremely poor rural area, is on welfare for food and heating assistance at the very least. They all have free health insurance too. No one is aware of my preps aside from a small garden and a few chickens. "really" I should find some place else to be, as a single female even with multiple big biting dogs and guns is simply out manned and out gunned too easily. But til I find it, I'm prepped for a year minimum.
  • NW Gal 12/02/2021 at 2:38 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAMK, We're trying to sort through all of this so I appreciate your advice. Started treatment yesterday and had some immediate relief. Makes me more hopeful, but I will admit I dread having to work through this with the insurance company and possibly an attorney. I've already been through this once before and really don't want to do it again.
  • So Cal Gal 12/02/2021 at 1:10 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationSorry, shouldn’t type when tired. 80 R’s voted yes, 130 no per the roll call count online. All D’s voted yes by the looks of it.
  • blackjack22 12/02/2021 at 12:45 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationSo Cal Gal, don't you mean 130 R voted no and 30 R voted yes?
  • Calirefugee 12/02/2021 at 12:24 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationToday, in responding to 007 and Mrs U, I was reminded of the early days with my first cat that adopted me at a large apartment complex. He was a big black cat that loved to hunt and bring back mice and voles to my front door mat. If I was not home, he would dismember the rodent on my front door mat. I would return from work or errands and clean up the remains with paper towels. One day, I came back from hunting ground squirrels on a cattle ranch and realized we were both master hunters of rodents...the family that slays together stays together. We both used to fall asleep after eating a big meal too. When I moved to my house, he came with me. My home has always had at least 1 big black cat ever since.
  • So Cal Gal 12/01/2021 at 11:49 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationOkay... just read the House energy and commerce committee runs health as well - they control health info technology, emergency response and public health and quarantine among other things. I gotta say, I don't like where this is going at all. It may have been inevitable, but I still don't like it. There's a reason 80 R's voted no on this. Any pretense of medical privacy is now shot to hell with a $400 mil mortar round.
  • So Cal Gal 12/01/2021 at 11:42 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationI didn't see anyone else post on this, if this is duplicate info I apologize. It looks like last night Congress passed HR 550, a bill to modernize the infrastructure of our immunization databases. 130 R's voted no, but 80 crossed the aisle and voted yes to pass the bill. The bill allocated $400 mil to better track and share immunization info... the expansion and enhancement of record keeping and reporting... systems supported by the C D C. It requires identifying, assessing, and describing how best to remove any barriers to cross-reporting of vaccine data. Reports to the committee on energy and commerce in the house. Guess I need to see who sits on that committee to see why this effort is reporting to energy/commerce as opposed to someone dealing with health. To me, this looks like the House just funded everything needed for stronger electronic record keeping and reporting on who got what shots and when... and we can all picture where it goes from there.
  • The Original Just Sayin' 12/01/2021 at 10:33 PM
    Survival Spices and How-to Store Long TermAmanda C-W, Salt is necessary for life, therefore i suggest you stock it in as many forms as you will use it...whether you consider it a staple, a basic element(NaCl), or what use you would use it for. cooking, preserving meats, canning, making ice cream or melting ice.
  • Mrs. U 12/01/2021 at 10:29 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationI think the metal on the old lids was zinc or an alloy? Just a little ditty. I have some old 1/2 gallon Atlas masons and a Ball mason. Decided to weigh the old ones against the new ones. They are the same weight. I was surprised. The old ones have a tint to them, not sure of the age.
  • Mrs. U 12/01/2021 at 10:22 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationEvil Evil Evil, but they are not really a bot per say. Can replicate and be 'programed' so to speak. Tyrus on Gutfeld said, " just wait till they are dumped in the ocean, we will have Godzilla". Wonder how long this has really been known in the lab???
  • Night Owl 12/01/2021 at 9:37 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationLook up “hidden secrets if money” by Mike Maloney. IIRC, the fourth installment of that series explains why there is “no way out” of the mess we are in because of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.
  • Stand my Ground 12/01/2021 at 9:28 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationnyscout In my opinion these books should be on everybody's shelf. Book of Lost Remedies Where there is no Doctor Survival Medicine Handbook 4th edition Complete set of Foxfire books There's a start for you.
  • NH Michael 12/01/2021 at 9:05 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation007 you use a 44 revolver for deer hunting? Impressive.
  • Stand my Ground 12/01/2021 at 8:56 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationJoe c Easy Big Guy, you need a shot of Crown and a CIGAR..!!
  • Joe c 12/01/2021 at 8:37 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationOMGosh, When does the everyday BS End? Came in from chores, People mag on the TV. Ahhhem, Alec Baldwin "I never pulled the trigger." Yep, I got one of those fancy guns. All you have to do is level it on a target. Some mechanical device hits the primer. ...and bang. That's why I'm so dMned good at deer hunting (sarc) Next, Some prissy boy has an outside concert. Why? The pandemic. Ohh, but wasn't it almost a week ago, we watched the Macy's day parade. NYC packed with people, shoulder to shoulder.....maskless. except for a few children. Watched the Lions lose and U of M win games. ...no masks. Ohh the horror. Had enuff comedy for the night, so switched to Judge Judy.
  • 007 12/01/2021 at 8:18 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationNorth Woods: in all honesty, my hair started to stand on end reading what u said.
  • 007 12/01/2021 at 8:16 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationcalirefugee, i appreciate your reply, makes me feel better. most likely i will keep it. i just got it this year. will use again next deer season. can't use this month, we have alternative at the end of december here in missouri, i will use my model 629 .44 S&W. just hope its not too cold.
  • AC 12/01/2021 at 8:16 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationnyscout Messing with genetics, be it a frog is only one step away from man mho. I am so against this, believe these are a form of eugenics, of course they will state we are ONLY 🔬experimenting. Not for human use......right! 😣 Mengele was charged for experimentation on humans without consent. In my book this is no different, they are going down a path for which there will be no return. Helloooo 1930's into the 1940's Deutschland revived, but with a modern twist. I am going to require a lot of chocolate.😣🤐
  • Kenny 12/01/2021 at 7:43 PM
    Green Coffee Beans Long Term Storage | Shelf Life | How-to RoastUmm...NO!!! Think this through folks. NOT a good idea. Unless you live way away from civilization the smell of roasting coffee beans is going to attract everyone who has not had a coffee fix for say 3 or 4 weeks to your location and will cause violent encounters. A seriously dumb thing to do...
  • nyscout 12/01/2021 at 7:38 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAC , i saw that also, made from the skin of frogs. reported on CNN. they are called xenobots. a biblical plague of frogs in our future? yes, it is very scary.
  • nyscout 12/01/2021 at 7:36 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAC , i saw that also, made from the skin of frogs. reported on CNN. they are called xenobots. a biblical plague of frogs in our future? yes, it is very scary.