Latest 100 Comments on Modern Survival Blog

  • GreatGrandMom 09/18/2021 at 5:17 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAC, negative info for 8.0 EQ in Alaska Thurs, ck’d 4 sites I monitor, no activity on USGS buoy site, no activity. Do you recall where you saw that info.? Ring of fire is very active this entire month. USGS has EQ 4.3 today, Carson, Ca (LA area) interesting local monitors indicate 5.0, seems to be a pattern for USGS lowering mag. US seismic activity, & Oregon/Wash. have no EQ at all over last 6mos. Nothing to see folks, go back to your msm. Don’t want to scare anyone with info on the Cascade Subduction Zone, trust your govt for accurate info., big snark. Rdg. Friend call yesterday, two da now disabled from mandatory jab, same age as my two, watched those girls grow from children into young ladies, really makes me ill, very sad. My oldest jabbed June, had emerg. Hyst. Yesterday. Heavy bleeding, I say jab, her doc has other cause, course she agrees, home recovering, ready for a good fight, where’s my favorite asses jaw bone, oh hell grab the boomer. GGM
  • The Original Just Sayin' 09/18/2021 at 2:11 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMr U They are still recommending for the old codgers. they want to ki all us old folks off They have made their gains off our work now they want to rob the younger ones before they can get smart...
  • The Original Just Sayin' 09/18/2021 at 2:09 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation.Mrs. U.Persimmons n East tn showing spoons indicating bad winter..
  • The Original Just Sayin' 09/18/2021 at 2:06 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationDennis, try this..any spot you see coming up, or changing put a dab of oil of oregano on it .. what goes on fingertip, from tipping bottle upon it.. will treat several places. try for 2-3 x a day.(up to 4-5x a day.) grand daughter is spaghetti perfume.. stops fungus and precancerous growths for us..
  • AC 09/18/2021 at 12:32 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationDid anyone hear about Alaska having an EQ of 8.? on Thursday? Found where on the 10th they had a 9.2 up there but have been ignoring the comical what they call bla bla news.
  • AC 09/18/2021 at 12:15 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAlways Lurking If the container is plastic which holds your fig tree, it will freeze. Plastic materials/containers will retain & hold the cold temperature. Is your green house next to your southern wall on the home? I found where the southern wall will give fig tree a chance for survival in your zone. It also has to do with the variety you selected, some are better adapted to your climate than others. I am not sure if this will work but it is an idea, using your southern wall on your home. You will require the following items. 1) Plastic tarps 2) straw bales 3) solid material for roofing Depending on the height of your tree you will have to determine the amount of straw bales you will need. These bales will be built into a square U shaped mini hot house. The plastic tarps will be to cover the outside of the bales to keep them dry & the weather out. You may have find the longer tarps for this project, as they will be used especially for the sides to hold the heat from the wall to keep the tree from freezing. On the front which is open to the elements you will do the same with the bales, but not as high so you can check it during the winter. You can use plywood or solid wood material to create a roof and keep the rain/snow out of you straw bale mini green house. Yes, a lot of work but the straw can be saved year to year or if it is to damaged use in the green house to hold in the spring radiate heat. The only other thing is to build straw bale walls around the exterior of the green house and add a separate...
  • AC 09/17/2021 at 11:46 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationSo Cal Gal I worked in the cafeteria when I was in high school. They needed someone to help in the kitchen, and I volunteered. Thought it was a for a day was for the balance of the school year, but I am glad I did that job. Met the nicest ladies who worked in there, and had lunch with them everyday.
  • AC 09/17/2021 at 11:37 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation11HE9 The Xiden speech? Actually, no when the hole in the sock comes on I have to change the channel. I can not handle 5 minutes of the brain dead. I turned on a rerun, but new to me "The Walking Dead". 🙄 I can just imagine what he had to say, so would you be so kind as to give me the abbreviated version. Will it require me digging holes for all that monopoly money to buried under cow pies? 🤔 Hope you & yours are doing alright.
  • Always Lurking 09/17/2021 at 11:08 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationSo after catching up on 3 days of info here, I need to reevaluate my plan to buy a house on NC's Outer Banks?? I've been worried about the current prices, and then I came here and read the tsunami article. Ugh. DH did joke (before I read here) that if we wait a couple/few years for the prices to come back down we may not need it at all because we may be beach front where we live. That would actually be perfect, and it would mean that a lot of east coast blue zones would be toast, but I would miss OBX! And I need to completely ignore DH when he just today told me to stop buying pasta?? The man has many, many skills but "packing" a space is not one of them. So I'll go down in the basement and check things out. Bet I can jam 10 more packages in there just by rearranging. :-) We are repurposing a huge cooler that we were going to get rid of. Now it has several uses but storing pasta is one and, as long as our stores still have it and keep putting it on sale, I will keep buying. I think, if we do ever see the worst, I'm going to sit on that cooler in our quasi storm shelter and pelt him with dried rotini while yelling "pew, pew" and tell him to pretend they're bullets, which we're back to buying after we COULDN'T GET THEM for months. Huh. Question: we are in zone 6 and have an uninsulated greenhouse. We talked about keeping my fig tree in there for the winter but I am thinking that won't work. People in this zone do have them planted in the ground and wrap them in tarps...
  • Ryan 09/17/2021 at 10:43 PM
    How Far Inland Can A Tsunami Travel On The East Coast USA?Seriously? Yea. If the wave was only one foot thick. A wave, just a normal wave is more than 1 foot thick. Just imagine a mega tsunami tidal wave.
  • Ryan 09/17/2021 at 10:40 PM
    How Far Inland Can A Tsunami Travel On The East Coast USA?Yes. But it’s not the wave at that point but the flood waters coming up . Plus like said in the article. Even if your not directly impacted by the water or the initial event. If your anywhere within a couple hundred miles you will be inundated by people fleeing and then not to mention the infrastructure that’s been wiped out and the shipping ports and the refineries. Across the entire US there will be gas shortages. Real gas shortages.
  • Mama mel 09/17/2021 at 10:15 PM
    Covid-19 Management & Vitamin Supplement List (Ivermectin Update)Thank you! I was able to acquire a bottle. Time to put into play. Appreciate all the shared knowledge here!!
  • Mama mel 09/17/2021 at 10:15 PM
    Covid-19 Management & Vitamin Supplement List (Ivermectin Update)Thank you! I was able to acquire a bottle. Time to put into play. Appreciate all the shared knowledge here!!
  • JG 09/17/2021 at 9:42 PM
    Covid-19 Management & Vitamin Supplement List (Ivermectin Update)I ordered Ivermectin (12mg) from India, since there aren't any farm supply stores near me. The website I used was Indiamart, found one company's name mentioned on another internet forum, and decided to give it a try. Got the shipment a few weeks later, no issues with customs luckily. There's the risk that the drug is fake, but since it's off patent I don't think there is a lot of incentive as it should be quite cheap to manufacture. I tried one of the pills (it did not taste good..) and nothing bad happened, so hopefully I got the real thing. Sharing this in case anyone finds it useful. Paid < $1 per pill (but bought in bulk - a few hundred).
  • 11HE9 09/17/2021 at 9:04 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAC, Heard the entire GB show today. Pretty disturbing. Have you watched the Xiden speech from yesterday on how he is going to "fix" the economy and the country. Thats just as disturbing. Honestly folks its going to get crazier. A&O
  • 11HE9 09/17/2021 at 9:04 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAC, Heard the entire GB show today. Pretty disturbing. Have you watched the Xiden speech from yesterday on how he is going to "fix" the economy and the country. Thats just as disturbing. Honestly folks its going to get crazier. A&O
  • So Cal Gal 09/17/2021 at 8:44 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAC and Beach'n, I also always took lunch to school, except the one semester in 6th grade when I worked in the school cafeteria, and got a free lunch in exchange for my labor (my first job - even before I started babysitting). My folks struggled to make ends meet all my life, but there was always something in my lunch bag. And I also had many tuna sandwiches that sat in the bag all morning til lunch. I never keeled over from them ;) And both my parents worked as well. I was one of those latch-key kids. And I admit, sometimes I snuck a couple of extra cookies out of the cookie jar when home without parental oversight ;) And AC, I totally get it about the freebie school lunches. This school year may be the year that sees that number get winnowed WAY back, simply due to lack of availability. And since school lunches were overhauled by you-know-who about 10 years ago (I remember the news stories showing lots of kids tossing their flavorless, low-fat, high fiber lunches in the trash) I think they went downhill anyway. I hated to read about cafeteria workers running out to Sam's Club or the local market for fresh fruit or other items to round out lunches because a delivery didn't show up that morning. It creates shortages in the markets, and if the kids are going to trash them... Anyway, I don't want to see any child going without a decent lunch. But, agree that ultimately it should be up to the parent, not the school, to make it happen.
  • Dennis 09/17/2021 at 8:42 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMade the two hour drive to see my dermatologist today....froze off about ten more skin cancers...surgical removal of one to be biopsied...result of 34 years riding motorcycles for a living in the Texas sun....I do this every six months for the last 16 years... Stopped at a Burger King for lunch on the way thru...spotted an "Impossible Burger" on the marquee...didn't realize until we were back on the road and started eating that this is their new fake meat patty made from veggies...actually wasn't bad at all...not great, but not bad....probably won't try it again though... See that the military is admitting they blew up 10 innocent folks....not terrorists as first reported....seems no one in the mainstream press sees this a problem.... Biden has managed to piss off the French enough that they've recalled their ambassador.... a new first...just as everything was going so good for this administration....just kidding... Got a compliment from the desk girl receptionist at the dermatologist for my "Come and Take It" baseball cap....and from the teenager who handed my veggie burger out the window of the drive thru at Burger King...maybe the young folks are not as clueless as some think....
  • Anony Mee 09/17/2021 at 7:56 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationChef friend who works at a large multi-kitchen resort says they’re getting shorted on their orders every week. Recommended that he/they fill every freezer they’ve got with French fries, chicken nuggets, and etc. That should get them through the holidays.
  • MamaLark 09/17/2021 at 7:52 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationI attended a one room school in the 70s for 2 years. No indoor plumbing. Outhouse and hand water pump. When it wasn't cold, we packed sandwiches with mayo that sat at room temperature until lunch. My sister and I often saved half for a snack on our mile walk home through the neighbors pasture. When the propane furnace was running, we wrapped hot dogs in foil and put on furnace 1/2 hour before lunch. We got daring and parbaked a chef boyardee pizza before school a few times, finished baking on the furnace. Good times.
  • Beach'n 09/17/2021 at 7:48 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAntique C, I took a lunch to school everyday, made by myself with the groceries my hard-working parents provided for me. And yes, even back then, both my parents worked. luv ya'll, Beach'n
  • AC 09/17/2021 at 7:10 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationSo Cal Gal & NH Michael I remember when schools did not provide lunches, it was the parents responsibility. They made sure their children had lunch. It may have only been a peanut butter sandwich with an apple. Those parents were struggling but still provided nutritious food for their children. Along comes the 'enabler aka welfare program', it had good intentions like all government programs. As time went along the programs expanded and took 'responsibility' away from the parents. Then the slippery slope grew longer and higher, and look at what our nation is now facing. Parents who have grown accustom and 'expect' the schools to full fill a parents job, feeding those children. Which is not the job of the city/county/state/federal governments, but a family. After all they had those children, and time for parents to put on grownup pants. I have seen the shopping carts filled from EBT cards, and a lot of money is wasted on junk foods. When those parents cry foul...maybe they should think back on how much food they tossed in the trash at the end of each week. That money does not come out of their pockets, it comes out of yours and mine. If I sound a grouchy, I worked in a school where the kids received free meals and tossed them into the trash which you & I paid for from our taxes.
  • Chipmunk 09/17/2021 at 6:51 PM
    Covid-19 Management & Vitamin Supplement List (Ivermectin Update)Thanks OH. I was wondering about that, too, so am glad you cleared that up!
  • So Cal Gal 09/17/2021 at 6:38 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationNHM, I just did a quick search, and found this is happening across the nation. School food supply issues so bad the school nutrition org (national) send a letter to the feds. A waiver was granted across the nation to all schools/districts to keep them from losing federal funding for school meals if they fall out of compliance with all the requirements thru next June (such as substituting available products, missing a component or exceeding calorie or sodium levels). I can only imagine the paperwork each school will have to keep to prove why they could not fully comply with the meal rules. From what I gather, Sysco and US Foods have been backing out of contracts in various markets, blaming shortages and labor issues. In some cases, schools had little notice before returning for the Fall classes. Schools have been cobbling together local suppliers, paying a lot more for food, and in some cases using schools busses/drivers to pick up food at supplier warehouses when deliveries were not available. Some schools can't find food replacements, even if they offer up school busses to transport - the food is just not there. Some districts saying they think it's because school contracts are not nearly as profitable as supplying commercial venues and restaurants, so the schools got dropped first when things got tight. Many saying they are struggling to fill the gaps the best they can. One district has a warehouse they are using for food storage, so they started ordering ahead of time, but that they know schools without warehouses don't have that option. Many schools only had enough for the first week or two of school and are just doing their best to plug the holes and asking parents to be understanding. So far, they all say they are...
  • Homesteadergal 09/17/2021 at 6:35 PM
    Covid-19 Management & Vitamin Supplement List (Ivermectin Update)I use ivomec for my dogs monthly heartworm treatment (cattle injectable, but give oral). Well, guess what, every source is now back ordered! Gee. Wonder why?
  • k-bay 09/17/2021 at 6:28 PM
    How Far Inland Can A Tsunami Travel On The East Coast USA?Kanagawa desu ka?
  • NH Michael 09/17/2021 at 6:02 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationSo Cal Gal their was a lot more but I had to edit heavily. Main points were Menus will be posted BUT substitute items expected, food options will be limited, if your child has allergies Please pack their lunch. Children need own water bottles. System is stretched and not sustainable were my eye opener phrases. Not words to comfort a parent.
  • Jeff in Wisconsin 09/17/2021 at 5:49 PM
    Covid-19 Management & Vitamin Supplement List (Ivermectin Update)Thanks
  • 0ldhomesteader 09/17/2021 at 5:03 PM
    Covid-19 Management & Vitamin Supplement List (Ivermectin Update)Jeff in Wisconsin ,,,,,,,we use a standard dose on a 45day repeat cycle with pour on.
  • 0ldhomesteader 09/17/2021 at 4:59 PM
    Covid-19 Management & Vitamin Supplement List (Ivermectin Update)Mama Mel,,,,,,what we did on mission treating humans , we used pore on per the weight dose. That is on the package , we used a syringe to measure it ( no needles) ML same as CC , we put on the top of sholders , but most any place is ok that it can stay on. Let it dry ,if you sweat a lot you can flush it off ,don't wash that area for 8 hours , if there's a problem or question you can retreat the next day ,, we would get splashed a lot never had ill effects
  • So Cal Gal 09/17/2021 at 4:43 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationNHM, This is the first I've heard of a school district coming out and saying their food suppliers are breaking contracts and stopping deliveries of food for school lunches. They must be declaring a force majeure. I would have loved to have been in the room at the suppliers' offices when the decisions were made, to know the exact combination of causes that led them to walk away. Was it food being unavailable, lack of delivery drivers, or was it that soaring costs made it impossible to make an adequate profit on their school contracts? Thanks for sharing. I hope the schools find a way through. A lot of families rely on their kids getting fed at schools (not passing judgment on parenting, poverty, or the quality of school food - kids need to eat any way you slice it).
  • grandee 09/17/2021 at 4:29 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationYes ma'am. I just ordered a super pail (31 lbs) of those black eye peas from Rainy Day Foods. I also grow and can them. They are high in potassium, also.
  • Mrs. U 09/17/2021 at 4:28 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationFDA says NO to boosters 16 to 2. Why because they know the truth and are now seeing the issues related to the vac. Well, my opinion and we all know the saying behind one........
  • Mama mel 09/17/2021 at 4:26 PM
    Covid-19 Management & Vitamin Supplement List (Ivermectin Update)Can anyone tell me how to apply pour on I v e r. Also, the doses for the vitamins, is that the same for kids?
  • Mrs. U 09/17/2021 at 4:26 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationEd, I saw a map on the Yahoo News. If you search OFAlmanac 2021-2022 on Bing it should pull up the map in a series of photos, the article is in Woman's Day magazine. Says we may have the longest and coldest winters in many years. Are you in Tennessee? If so most of Tn. is showing snowy on the map. Oh ok found the Farmers Almanac, was not aware of them actually. From Michigan to Florida their map states icy Flakey and further south quite chilly with mixed bag of precipitation. Unfortunately the West still looks to be dry. But you know my motto, Mother Nature is the only one that really knows!
  • Ision 09/17/2021 at 3:50 PM
    How Far Inland Can A Tsunami Travel On The East Coast USA?My entire life I have dreamed of being killed by a giant wave. I live in Ocala, Florida, which is in the center of the State, a place where people go to, during hurricanes. However, I am older now...than I am in those dreams..and I do not own a green beach chair...and I am not on a balcony overlooking the beach. What sucks is any water getting to me from a gigantic wave would be full of debris and junk...and not in my dreams. Oh, well. What comes to mind is the Japanese wave, which killed the very same place in Japan I used to live. The videos of the Japanese tsunami are much more frightening..than my dreams.
  • nyscout 09/17/2021 at 3:03 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMrs. U, when is supper going to be ready? i'm drooling just thinking about it.
  • Ed 09/17/2021 at 2:56 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWhat does Farmers Almanac say?
  • Anonymous 09/17/2021 at 2:53 PM
    How Far Inland Can A Tsunami Travel On The East Coast USA?Gainesville, FL??
  • Mrs. U 09/17/2021 at 2:40 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThe Old Farmers Almanac has their winter forecast out for 2021/2022 winter. They profess a 80% ish reliability in the forecast. I understand they also follow the sunspots etc. Tennessee is supposed to be cold and snowy. We usually just are wet and cold. So take a look see if interested.
  • Mrs. U 09/17/2021 at 2:29 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationCow peas/a sub species is Black Eyed Peas, are a southern New Years Day fare along with hog jowl, which by the way beats the taste of bacon, gotta have some corn bread and greens too. When Sherman marched through the South the army could not take everything and left silos full of Black Eyed peas, they were only used for fodder in the North. So when the smoke cleared and the surviving folks came out of hiding they had the peas to eat and from 1866 onwards it became a Southern tradition for good luck in the New Year. Other traditions are from the slaves being freed on News Years Day and there is a Jewish southern tradition also Black Eyed Peas are the quickest cooking of the dried legumes and have a balanced nutrition which would be a good addition to your larder.
  • NH Michael 09/17/2021 at 2:28 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationA email for a trusted friend. And my reply. Something to think about. Earlier this month, we shared that North Kansas City Schools, along with school districts across the country, is facing challenges in sourcing food for school meals. NKC Schools’ two largest vendors dropped us as a customer last month. Friday, our third and final large food supplier broke our contract, informing us that they, too, can no longer fulfill our orders. As a result, we are forced to rely on a limited group of smaller companies to obtain food. As school districts across the state are doing the same, supply has been stretched severely thin. Vendors are raising prices and limiting the ability to order altogether. The district is also working with local grocery stores and retailers such as Sam’s and Costco. We have been in touch with state government, national organizations and local media venues as we advocate for solutions. The current situation is simply not sustainable. The Federal Government and their oft surrogates the State and Local are pretty much one trick ponies. They can Tax, but they cannot Make. Creating money out of thin air is a Federal Tax on EVERYBODY as Inflation takes hold. Seems even their near "unlimited" funds cannot produce real food for their programs. 2nd and 3rd order expected results will be prices going UP for everybody AND the Government sticking to their only Trick Dumping Even MOAR fake money into EBT cards as the people get restless that they cannot eat what they expect. Pretty soon the "Rich Kulak" will be in the sights of the Government as a threat to their mission to Bread and Circus the population into a sheepish slumber. Food Riots Tumble even Dictators as history proves over and over again. The will attempt to...
  • Mrs. U 09/17/2021 at 2:09 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationNH, thanks for the info. I was gifted 2 pine trees by one of God's creatures down by the empty pond, does not hold water, and protected the saplings from Mr.'s roaming's and cleanings! I suspect it to be a white pine.
  • Minerjim 09/17/2021 at 2:00 PM
    Covid-19 Management & Vitamin Supplement List (Ivermectin Update)Go to the website "FLCCC" for human dosing for ivermectin for prophylactic use.
  • Mrs. U 09/17/2021 at 1:35 PM
    Covid-19 Management & Vitamin Supplement List (Ivermectin Update)The info I read on the mouthwash is it should have cetyl pyridinium sp? or povidone-iodine in it.
  • nyscout 09/17/2021 at 1:24 PM
    Covid-19 Management & Vitamin Supplement List (Ivermectin Update)Ken J., 'an increased lack of critical-thinking in our society in general.' critical-thinking? it's past critical, it's on life support, CLEAR. get the trauma cart. i have given up completely on people in general. i can just stay on my hill until the woke thin themselves out. i give it about two years, but who knows, hopefully less. you reap what you sow. good luck all
  • Jeff in Wisconsin 09/17/2021 at 1:18 PM
    Covid-19 Management & Vitamin Supplement List (Ivermectin Update)Hi all we just got our ivermectin and I am looking for preventive dosing. best I found is 1/3 inch paste day vc 1, same on day three and again in 2 weeks after 1st dose. That's the syringe paste. Any better help from y'all is appreciated
  • Mississippi Hiker 09/17/2021 at 1:07 PM
    Building A Parallel SocietyHey brother y’all are welcome here in Mississippi. We ain’t got much but we’re willing to share. For what it’s worth I Just got the second Pfizer shot yesterday myself. Personal choice driven by experience with COVID in June of 2020. I do not agree with mandates. Stay safe everyone.
  • Ken J. 09/17/2021 at 11:54 AM
    Covid-19 Management & Vitamin Supplement List (Ivermectin Update)Well, I believe that gets into the realm of psychology. Plus, other factors including an increased lack of critical-thinking in our society in general. Not to mention the power and money behind the narratives being employed to the masses - who are now suffering a sort of mass psychosis. We are talking about countless billions upon billions of dollars (and the control aspect/agenda) versus an extremely safe drug that's beyond its patent date and can no longer make any big money. It's always about the money (and power/control where applicable or able to do so). It never has been, and never will be, about the well being of you and I in this regard.
  • Kulafarmer 09/17/2021 at 11:46 AM
    Covid-19 Management & Vitamin Supplement List (Ivermectin Update)What blows my mind is how adamantly people will defend the establishment in saying ivermectin is not a viable preventive or treatment. JMHO Ivermectin is ivermectin, end of story
  • MamaLark 09/17/2021 at 11:43 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationI learned to make noodles from my grandmothers for whom it was a regular event. One grandmother would guard the drying noodles from grandchildren with the butcher knife in hand threatening lopped digits if we snitched. (Which was so hard not to.) Sometimes the noodles were made in the evening and left to dry in the oven overnight. I think they left the oven light on (?) But the oven was often still warm from making supper. I always dried them on the counter using a flour sack towel to cover and plenty of flour underneath to prevent sticking. Cook with canned meat - beef, chicken, or my favorite, elk. Mmmm.
  • Plainsmedic 09/17/2021 at 11:35 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationBill Jenkins Horse, BG in TX, Yes, I've learned a lot through the years from him. Some of what he was doing, I understood well. Testing and replacing the coil, well I'd have struggled with that. We used the good coil from the dead engine. Ya just can't buy the knowledge that comes through experience. Having all the bolts, washers, nuts, etc. on hand is important. I have a pretty good stash of that stuff, but he has LOTS. Most of the bolts etc. are used and salvaged from other projects. They seem to function just fine. "No not that can, the other one, ya dumb-*ss." Plenty of good banter back and forth. Or "I've got some of those. I'll be right back." Country livin is good. If things continue, we'll all need friends like that.
  • AC 09/17/2021 at 11:29 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationIf you have a way to listen to Glenn Beck show for 9/17/2021 in the hour of 8:10 to 8;30am. Welcome to the New World Order in ol fashion pre WWII under the empty sock, the gavel knocker. If this does not give you more grey hair nothing will..... PS: They are using the steps for control which I read on another blog, step by step...... Of course the younger generations have no idea about this history as they skipped over in their schools to make sure they could control them.
  • Kulafarmer 09/17/2021 at 11:10 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationHeres a link if you are really always interested, Is a history,
  • Lauren 09/17/2021 at 11:03 AM
    Preparing For The Grand Solar MinimumPossibly consider growing some FOR the birds/bugs/wildlife, well away from your crops. Also, small birds may not have much meat on them but if they're eating your food they can feed you (or your pigs).
  • Kulafarmer 09/17/2021 at 10:24 AM
    Preparing For The Grand Solar MinimumAnonymee Definitely something we all need to be paying attention to, its interesting how we are needing to keep stuff closer and closer under our watch and some sort od cover,,, Tough times coming, for many they are here
  • Kulafarmer 09/17/2021 at 10:18 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationGood post/history lesson NHM,, I wish more people paid attention to stuff like that, both the cause and effect and resultant innovation. I fear we are headed there, unfortunately it is as many times tied to individuals who want absolute power, God save us
  • DAMedinNY 09/17/2021 at 10:12 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationI took my boxed pasta out of the boxes and put them in a bread bag with a tie at the top. it let me fit them in better. Yes, we also use box pasta.
  • DAMedinNY 09/17/2021 at 10:10 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationYes, fresh pasta cooks faster and tastes better. Our recipe makes a LOT of pasta. Our godmother always said the secret to good pasta is allowing the dough to rest in between handling it. 5 lbs flour, half semolina and half Durham, 18 eggs, 1/8 cup salt, 2 TBSP olive oil, and warm water. You start with the flour and salt whisked in s large bowl. Then make a well in the center and add about half the eggs. I cracked the eggs into a large measuring cup so I can pour in ass needed. Then use your hands to combine the dry mix and the eggs. Then pour in the rest of the eggs and crumble together. Then with first cup of warm water, I add my oil and slowly start adding to the mix and I work it together. You will use a good bit of water, add it in very slowly. After you have mixed things well and can form a good ball, cover with a damp clothe and let sit 10 minutes, knead again. Let sit a bit more. You will feel the bell getting more soft and pliable. I let it rest at least an hour and have even put it in frig overnight before. I am sure you can figure out how to make this in a smaller amount by dividing it. You can also use regular all purpose flour but we have used the blend for s out 30 years.
  • Deep South 09/17/2021 at 10:00 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationLocal Coop is short on some seed and said they had a hard time getting others. This in a rural farming area. Get ready. If you are short on some seeds or garden supplies better get what you can where you can.
  • AC 09/17/2021 at 9:52 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationNH Michael Enjoyed the history lesson on man trying to starve his fellow human into submission. Most folks will turn their nose up at 'Cow Peas' and collard greens, me on the other hand, I happen to like that food. It is a mindset that those foods are for livestock. ACDH would make cow peas on New Years Day, but we never knew the reason, as to the 'why'. It was just a family tradition which was never explained to him as a child, so I thank you for that information. There will be many going hungry when the time comes. As generations have been spoiled by the over abundance and easy of food supplies.
  • Beanie 09/17/2021 at 8:37 AM
    How Far Inland Can A Tsunami Travel On The East Coast USA?Can you show a better picture of South Carolina the one you have cuts most of it out and shows more of North Carolina
  • KickinInTheKeys 09/17/2021 at 8:13 AM
    How Far Inland Can A Tsunami Travel On The East Coast USA?I keep my Surfboard handy at all times, and am always looking for the next big wave. Yee -Ha !
  • NH Michael 09/17/2021 at 6:36 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAn excellent article over at Bayou Renaissance Man titled "The most terrifying map in the world" It's a Big Circle affecting our Little Circle kind of article. You and I cannot change it but we MUST adapt to the realities it creates. Computer Chip shortages ring a bell? The crux is here, Snip: So, when you look at the problems we're currently encountering with a very screwed-up supply chain, consider them in the light of that map. That's why we're experiencing them - because three-quarters of our supply chain is out of our control, and very much in China's control. To paraphrase President Obama, "we built that". It's our fault, on a national scale, for allowing our barons of commerce and industry to sell our economic prosperity out from under us for a mess of pottage. However, you'll never get our politicians to admit that, or accept any responsibility for it. Being the finest politicians money can buy, many of them were long since bought by Chinese "contributions". There's plenty of evidence of that; I'll leave you to look it up for yourselves. Read the whole thing, well worth the time IMHO. The US Dollar is well on it's way to losing it's World Reserve Currency Status especially when our one Vaunted "Military Might" as been publicly humiliated by Afghanistan. Look to the British "Empire" to see what happens when the Pound Sterling stopped being the World Reserve Currency. Decades of what the British called "The Winter of our Discontent". The Flagship of the British Navy the Carrier Queen Elizbeth HAS NO Fighter Aircraft. A Squadron of US MARINE fighters operates off her decks. Short US Dollars, long canned beans, seeds and trusted friends.
  • NH Michael 09/17/2021 at 5:40 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationChuckling AC if I were a horse I'd be called an "Easy Keeper" as I stay plump :-) But then again do you really trust a skinny cook? I'm sure your ware that in many Asian and other cultures the phrase we call "Welcome" would literally translate to "Have you eaten today"? The phrase in the Lord's Prayer "Give us today our daily bread" shows how important good food is historically. The New Years Eve "Good Luck meal" of Southern cooking is Collards and Field Peas (cow peas) Because after General Sherman burned his way through the south his troops failed to "See" Animal foods worthy of destroying so THAT's what the Southerners HAD to eat. Conversely when American and British Researchers were studying the Potato Famine that decimated-forced migration to America whole villages in Ireland, they found that the Animals as well as the common foods of the area all eaten up BUT the barns *still* can Feed Corn and such in them. The people didn't "See" the Animal Feed as Human Food. Stalin's use of starvation in the Ukraine is described the Holodomor , also known as the Terror-Famine and sometimes referred to as the Great Famine, was a famine in Soviet Ukraine from 1932 to 1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians. The term Holodomor emphasizes the famine's man-made and intentional aspects such as rejection of outside aid, confiscation of all household foodstuffs and restriction of population movement. In the survival rule of threes Food is right up there. Food is a very effective weapon to subjugate a population. As a reward to pay for informers and so on. In my earlier post a simple shopping trip to WM and around 80 dollars gives you three 5 gallon pails of foods that can keep you decently fed for...
  • BG in TX 09/16/2021 at 11:36 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationPlainsmedic, treasure that experience. Too many good ones are leaving this world and not enough are taking their place.
  • 0ldhomesteader 09/16/2021 at 11:33 PM
    Preparing For The Grand Solar MinimumAnony Mee ,,,,the birds came in flocks of thousands ,,,cleaned off a standard cherry tree in two hours. ,i flock shot the tree with a 12gage killing 10 or 12 birds a shot , the birds would lift and come right back in like they were unafraid,,,did you see the hichcock movie 'the birds' was like that,,a friend lost his grain field to birds this year too ,
  • Calirefugee 09/16/2021 at 10:50 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationTo NHM and Dennis: Today I found and purchased a Savage bolt rifle in 22 magnum. I have scope mounts, rings and a Leupold scope that was on a rifle that did not work out well. A simple matter to get the optics hardware adjusted and squared away at home before going out to bore-sight and dial in. Since this ammo shortage began, finding ammo has been hit or miss so my strategy has been to purchase when I can and when I see it on the store shelves. The rifle was purchased from a shop/gunsmith in a nearby town. I now have the 3 rifles in calibers used by poachers. ( 17 HMR, 22 Hornet and 22 magnum - due to inherent lack of noise compared to other cartridges out there ). I have been observing that 22 magnum ammo has made great improvements in Quality Control over the past 5 - 10 years. I guess I will be finding that out in the coming weeks. Reports on findings will follow.
  • Anony Mee 09/16/2021 at 9:36 PM
    Preparing For The Grand Solar MinimumThinking about what 0ldhomesteader shared earlier today, “Hard frost last night , at least six weeks early ,forecast was for low 40s ,,outside garden is gone ,birds got the fruit trees ,cherry ,cots ,some plums ,all the pears , but apples are ok ,,,to the point ,gardens are not a sure thing for preparing.” In my reading seems like war, famine, disease, and pestilence increase during Grand Solar Minimums. Wonder if the great variability in the weather, accompanying the cooling and darkening, affect all plant life. The rapacious birds perhaps turned to an easier, well cared-for food source as wild food diminished. Gardening will be no sure thing as we get deeper into this GSM, and may be impossible during the trough. Plan now to protect what you can grow from birds, bugs, wildlife. I’m planning to do some inside growing. Stock up as much staple and other foods as possible, just in case.
  • The Original Just Sayin' 09/16/2021 at 9:32 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationPin is supposed to be one kind is poison will by-pass that by using cedar. have plenty in fence lines here and they are not sprayed..Tamiful works! as does sweetgum double tincture.
  • Anony Mee 09/16/2021 at 9:23 PM
    10 Global DisastersSondra, A 650’ tsunami in Florida? Only if an asteroid the size of Manhattan Island hits The Bahamas. If you’re truly concerned about this, the Plains or the Rockies might be the place for you. Anything causing a tsunami that size near Florida, however, would probably be an extinction-level event for humanity, so why worry?
  • The Original Just Sayin' 09/16/2021 at 9:15 PM
    10 Global Disasterscheck your areas elevation. i doubt you are above that elevation. i am 1000 mi inland and less than 400.
  • AC 09/16/2021 at 8:27 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationNH Michael Thank you for that explanation, I did not recall the part about water but it sounds correct. Man my mom could cook, like my dad's sister. Whew, you could end up weighing many an extra lb eating at their tables. 🤗😂
  • AC 09/16/2021 at 8:19 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationJoe c No special recipe but I remember she said you made a bowl with your flour so that the egg could go into the center of the flour bowl then she would start gently mixing the flour into the egg. Mine always looked like dinosaur, only description I can give you..😲😂🤣 I will see if there is a video on line where they give us poor non noodle makers lessons on how to make the proper pasta.
  • NH Michael 09/16/2021 at 8:18 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationJoe c and AC I have a 30 dollar Walmart pasta machine. I use a large egg per 3/4 cup of flour a little water mixing to make a firm dough. After resting in the fridge for about a hour I run it through the machine. I deal with sticky dough with a dusting of flour. Used to roll it out with a flour dusted rolling pin and cut it with a knife. Dry for an hour and cook. I understand you can make fresh noodles ahead by making noodle balls and dusting them with flour. Mine doesn't last beyond dinner :-)
  • Joe c 09/16/2021 at 7:51 PM
    How Far Inland Can A Tsunami Travel On The East Coast USA?So I live in one of the many Great Lake states, how much tatsumi flood water can I expect? (Sorry, Ken. I just had to do that.) Seems like there has been several comments over the years of this article, asking the same question..... Do these people have no idea where their location is on a map? I live in Florida... Will I be effected by a 300 foot tatsumi? Duhh
  • Joe c 09/16/2021 at 7:30 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationMy mom would make homemade noodles, and AC said, how yummy. I guess I'll have to learn to do as such. AC, NHM, Do you have a special recipe you follow....for a first timer?
  • AC 09/16/2021 at 6:33 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationNH Michael Have you seen the emeril lagasse pasta maker? Waiting for reviews, as my homemade pasta dough stuck to my fingers, and it looked awful. rowl
  • Kulafarmer 09/16/2021 at 6:25 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationWay early,,, I think its going to be a cold year
  • Sondra 09/16/2021 at 6:22 PM
    10 Global DisastersHello, I live in Fort Lauderdale FL and I here there is a chance for a tsunami that could reach 650 ft I would like to know how many feet will can it reach inland and will I be safe at all
  • NH Michael 09/16/2021 at 6:21 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAC making homemade pasta is not that hard and rather fun. I made some today for dinner. Cooks up MUCH Faster than dry pasta as in a couple of minutes. So easier on the fuel needs if your cooking with a rocket stove or such. Buy food it's not going to get cheaper.
  • MontanaHome 09/16/2021 at 6:18 PM
    How Far Inland Can A Tsunami Travel On The East Coast USA?I just heard that the Canary Islands are having hundreds of small earthquakes, speculating that the volcano IS waking up with more of a threat of blowing than ever before.
  • NH Michael 09/16/2021 at 6:17 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationThere is a saying Pray to God but Hoe the Weeds. I strongly suggest anybody who was vaxxed or concerned about possible "shedding" issues learn to love Pine Needle Tea. Snip: Dr. Mikovitz explained that the spike protein antidote is contained within Pine, Spruce, Fir and Cedar. Pine needle tea offers an inhibitory effect against components of the coagulation cascade and against the inappropriate replication and modification of RNA and DNA. Snip: Dr. Judy Mikovits mentioned in a video titled “Suramin” that the suramin (shikimate) is the antidote to this bioweapon and the transmission of spike proteins. You can obtain enough shikimate to act as an antidote from pine needle tea (pine, spruce, cedar and fir). Fresh pine needles have been used for centuries as sources of vitamin C and other phytochemicals that Native Americans used to treat respiratory infections and other ailments. Pine needles contain many substances that appear to reduce platelet aggregation in the blood, potentially preventing blood clots that lead to strokes, heart attacks and pulmonary embolism diagnoses. Pine needle tea also offers an inhibitory effect against the inappropriate replication and modification of RNA and DNA. Suramin is the pharmaceutical version of Shikimic Acid (Shikimate) We now know that the Covid-19 “spike protein” does not remain in the injection site but travels through the blood, entering and attacking the vascular system first. “Primum non nocerum. (First do no harm)” ― Hippocrates Pine needle tea from safe species of pine trees (Do your Research folks) is an acquired taste and well documented in herbal medicines for it's benefits and safety. Plus it's almost free if you can ID the proper pines and boil up a cuppa tea :-)
  • SoulSurvivor 09/16/2021 at 4:49 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationDeep South - If one takes in the overall picture, the future is revealed. The masses taking the clot shot (and who do you think most of them are?) will soon self eliminate. All we have to do (in the short term) is out last them. Bide your time, stay low, and don't do anything stupid. The Lord WILL even the odds some without anyone lifting a finger. For those good folks that took the shot, you'd best turn to the only one who can save you now. HE knows who HE might heal, because HE knows your heart better than you do. Strive for a pure heart in HIS name. Good folks don't make it into HIS kingdom..... and I am the lease of you.....only forgiven people do. HE says not to don't. These things coming must happen.....and they will.
  • AC 09/16/2021 at 4:19 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationSo Cal Gal Will do. Push comes to shove one can do as they did in the WWII & after, made home pasta with regular flour. My mom did it all the time, it is a time consuming process, but WOW, the flavor was so much better than store purchase pasta. Might have been the fresh chicken eggs. 🙄🤗
  • DAMedinNY 09/16/2021 at 4:11 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationYes, I agree. We hit Sam’s Club Tuesday in larger city in PA and their pasta was almost gone
  • Dennis 09/16/2021 at 4:03 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationDeep South, I know...but it represents a growing trend of states.....or, at least some parties in a growing number of states... expressing their dissatisfaction with the federal government...and on a smaller scale, neighborhoods within large cities attempting secession to form their own governance (Buckhead neighborhood and Atlanta) in an attempt to escape the tyranny and stupidity of socialist policies.
  • Anony Mee 09/16/2021 at 3:30 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation0ldhomesteader, Yesterday they forecast heavy rain for tomorrow (Friday) so I began to batten down the hatches and made sure pigs all had strong covers. Cold wind howled all day. Today is a tease with bright blue cloudless sky and just a trickling breeze out of the west. Gonna get apples and berries picked this afternoon, except for late crabapples. They’re not ripe yet.
  • Deep South 09/16/2021 at 3:12 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationDennis, Baring a constitutional amendment or a constitutional convention this is so much garden fertilizer. Good ole SCOTUS so ruled after the last unpleasantness in the 1860's.
  • Jan 09/16/2021 at 1:42 PM
    Financial Preparations For The Potential Upcoming Economic CollapseWhat would happen if the debt was unsecured credit card debt? What recourse would the big banks have in collecting on that debt. My home, property and car are paid for but I occasionally use the credit card for repairs or emergencies.
  • 0ldhomesteader 09/16/2021 at 1:35 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationHard frost last night , at least six weeks early ,forecast was for low 40s ,,outside garden is gone ,birds got the fruit trees ,cherry ,cots ,some plums ,all the pears , but apples are ok ,,,to the point ,gardens are not a sure thing for preparing , we had planned on moving the tomato pots in the greenhouse ,sorry mess now ,,,,step DD and sil both had jab now down with virus. Won't try ivermectin , doctor said thing,,
  • Bill Jenkins Horse 09/16/2021 at 1:35 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationPlainsmedic, That type of friendship and that type of knowledge is worth its weight in gold IMO. Spending time with fellas like that is time well spent...
  • echerylf 09/16/2021 at 1:02 PM
    Building A Parallel SocietyWell said!
  • Plainsmedic 09/16/2021 at 12:29 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationInteresting week. I have a neighbor who is a small engine genius. The old (really old) engine on my homemade log splitter died. Hole in the piston, so it's really dead, not worth fixing. The old man has 6 or 8 small engines in an out building. He rebuilt these engines 20-30 years ago. He said "take your pick." Found one that would mount up reasonably well. It took some modifications and "old school" rigging, but it's now mounted. The old man tinkered and played with the "new to me" engine. It purrs like a kitten and starts easily. This old man and I have cut and split wood together for decades using this same splitter. He was having a lot of fun. He doesn't get around very well now-a-days, but his skill and knowledge with small engines is amazing. I just moved a chair for him to sit in, all around the splitter so he could tinker. I was the tool fetcher. In the end he wouldn't take payment. We only worked an hour or two at a time. There was no hurry. Had to order in a new needle and seat, stuff like that. I haven't seen him smile so much for years. He doesn't know it yet, but there's a jug of his favorite beverage headed his way. Now WE once again, have a functional log splitter.
  • Mrs. U 09/16/2021 at 12:26 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAC, Sat. delivery.
  • Mrs. U 09/16/2021 at 12:26 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAC, Sat. delivery.
  • Mrs. U 09/16/2021 at 12:21 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversationbut did not take seriously the abuse of those young gymnast by that creepy doctor Nassar.
  • Mrs. U 09/16/2021 at 12:12 PM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationA 3 gallon gamma lid bucket will hold 17 boxes of spaghetti still in the boxes.
  • Battery Killer 09/16/2021 at 12:05 PM
    Battery State-Of-Charge Chart | 12 Volt Battery Voltage & Specific GravityFor batteries used mainly to start cars, it's best to not use more than 10% - much less than 50% quoted for other batteries - of its reserve capacity before recharge to keep the battery in good shape. A typical car battery is around 40AH which means you shouldn't drain 4AH (about 50 watt hours) before charging again - so perhaps do not go below 12.5 volts or so. This is because car starter batteries are very weak at full discharge/flattening. Just flattening a car starter battery once causes significant damage unlike batteries designed for it like traction batteries - the ones meant for electric golf carts and solar battery systems which were designed to accept flattening because it's bound to happen. So now we know how much we can discharge - this isn't a whole lot of energy. The question is how much does the charger use? Depending on the charger it may have high quiescent power usage which would be bad. Also its conversion efficiency counts significantly towards how much you'll use to charge a phone. Of course the act of charging a phone will use much more power, but you probably can charge once or twice before you must recharge the car battery to stave off damage. How often do you start the car or use charger to recharge?
  • So Cal Gal 09/16/2021 at 11:59 AM
    Open Forum & Off-Topic ConversationAnd don’t forget any canned or packaged foods containing pasta: soups and soup mixes, Mac & cheese, etc...