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  • DLS 01/19/2019 11:53 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Looking at the weather many parts of the country are experiencing I'm enjoying the mild Puget Sound weather. Exercised today and reviewed my financial situation. Emergency preps are on track for a 30 day emergency, working towards 3 months."


  • Dennis 01/19/2019 11:40 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "SmG, Did a little research on bois d' arc hedges and trees and evidently my experience with them is not universal. I lived on the black-land prairies of north east Texas. Supposedly they grow much faster in river bottom land than the area I lived in. Never saw one in the river bottoms near where I lived. I suspect they were all cut down years before for the uses I pointed out. Reportedly they are easy to propagate from cuttings and seeds from dried horse apples. While the trees were used widely for their wood years ago, they were considered a nuisance where I lived, other than the old fences and foundation blocks of earlier times being admired for their resilience and longevity. I twisted an ankle more than once stepping on a horse apple hidden in the grass under a tree."


  • Tommyboy 01/19/2019 11:18 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Nothing wrong with a big mac now n then"


  • Lauren 01/19/2019 11:00 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "For many years world societies have been trying to eliminate the self-defense/violent response aspect of human society. "They" want a herd of sheep that need to be protected and led, then eaten or otherwise exploited. It's not just Britain, but Britain is one of the most visible."


  • Anony Mee 01/19/2019 10:52 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Thanks Stand my Ground Since I am known to eat two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun washed down with Diet Dr Pepper I’m afraid I will be unable to ask anything organically. 😂"


  • BigBadCat 01/19/2019 10:47 PM
    Oil Lamp For Preparedness – Quality Matters, Safety, Tips
    "Guess what? I just discovered the article I looked up for the olive oil lamp was on here. June 28, 2014. Silly me. See Kens note above. Was a good article."


  • Lauren 01/19/2019 10:46 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "I set up the greenhouse for spring planting and fiddled around with the ACV test. The stuff is definitely starting to smell like vinegar rather than alcohol, so I must be doing something right. The snow melted and I checked out the seedling peaches. All appear alive, but only the one in the garden still has green leaves. It'll be a while before I can tell whether my starts survived. Last year they all looked dead in the spring, then the new growth came up from underneath. In the fall I planted serviceberry, gooseberry, Rose of Charon and nanking cherry starts from my existing plants."


  • Stand my Ground 01/19/2019 10:36 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Humans are some times just so unpredictable. One of my friends owes me $100, but can't pay. He's not a dead beat, just not working right now, because the construction industry is slow during winter. I said, no problem, just pay when you can. It's just a $100, no big deal. Man oh man, that $100 bucks was bothering him, so he comes over today and offers 250lbs of reclaimed lead in payment for the $100. I said, that's way to much payment, he said, "that's ok, it's alright for me to feel good also. I might need your help again." Wow, I'm humbled by his excess of gratitude. Sometimes, ya just gotta love fellow humans.!!"


  • Just Sayin' 01/19/2019 10:33 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "One tidbit...Osage Orange has good flexibiliy for making bows...hubby got a few pices for this purpose."


  • Dennis 01/19/2019 10:17 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Stand my Ground, Probably the hardiest tree ever. Originally they were planted as hedgerows to keep livestock in (or out of cultivated ground). Never saw it growing as a hedge however, rather, I knew them as grown tree remnants of these old hedge rows. My last home in Texas had two such bois d' arc tree lines. The trees were about twenty feet high when I bought the place and maybe twenty two feet high fifteen years later, so I would say they are very slow growing after they become trees. Probably the hardest, toughest, most durable, insect resistant, rot resistant wood there is. Many barbed wire fences were supported by split bois d' arc posts that outlasted the wire. My parents home was over a hundred years old when they bought it and it's foundation was made from bois d' arc blocks. Those blocks looked to be as solid as when the house was built. The home, an antebellum plantation home, had a portion of the original bois d' arc split rail fence still standing. I cut a portion of one r"


  • BG in TX 01/19/2019 9:55 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "DAMedinNY, I won't eat a big wild boar hog. If I can catch them up to about 125 lbs, I will cut them, notch their ears, and turn back loose. You won't ever catch that barr hog in the same trap though. I prefer sows yes, but I will eat a barr. I know people that eat boars up to about 200 lbs. They stink and the meat has such a strong flavor that I don't care for it. With all my wild pigs caught, I like to finish them for about 7-10 days on corn. I prefer farm hog bacon, but everything else I like a wild hog."


  • Tommyboy 01/19/2019 9:47 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Chevy, No sir, was just curious, Can message on my ipad,, was looking to get a new large ipad pro, just like the range of stuff i can do, have Kindle for ipad on my ipad, get most books off Amazon, Just never tried a kindle,"


  • DAMedinNY 01/19/2019 9:46 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Shepherdess, what can one expect to pay for a weaned Katahdin wether? This is the breed we are interested in but thought we would simply raise them until fall and then harvest. I had a wool lamb last year but don’t care for the coat although the meat was amazing. I fed him pasture, hay for stall time and a few peas when he came in at night. He was intact but very gentle as he was younger."


  • DAMedinNY 01/19/2019 9:38 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "JP in MT - Congrats on the payoff of your home! What an accomplishment and such a wonderful feeling. And yes, it is nice being able to help the grands eat well and properly. I am sure he appreciates the help."


  • DAMedinNY 01/19/2019 9:35 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "BG in TX, welcome! I have a question regarding the wild pig. Do the boars have a “taint”? I am curious about how that works since most domestic boars must be castrated but people eat wild hogs. Do you only eat female wild hogs? For our American Guinea Hogs, you do not have to castrate them if you keep them away from the girls. But you must really be mindful of your fencing."


  • Stand my Ground 01/19/2019 9:34 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Bluesman I store carrots in DRY peat-moss, in seal-able plastic totes of about 75lbs each, in an insulated root cellar. They last until June."


  • Tommyboy 01/19/2019 9:31 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Kenny, Oh thank you oh great preparedness guru for setting us poor slobbering idjits strait, Putz"


  • DAMedinNY 01/19/2019 9:30 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "TX Boy, I love it! Hilarious!"


  • Stand my Ground 01/19/2019 9:27 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Anony Mee Your really gonna like Lost Book of Remedies . It's just flat out LOADED with information. I love this book.!! I raise pigs. I'll help you if you'll just ask. (Organically)"


  • Stand my Ground 01/19/2019 9:23 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "I live in USDA Zone 5. Temps can dip to -20 and +100. 8.0 ph. Can these be trimmed in to a hedge? How fast do the grow, on average? Once established, are they maintenance free? Male only? Or both? How do they hold up in winds, up to 70mph, but mostly 25 to 30 mph, days on end? Distance apart in planting? disease ? insect damage? Firewood? charcoal?"


  • Anony Mee 01/19/2019 9:22 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Hi Valley Sorry about the Michael damage. Hope all is back to normal for you now. I have a standard yellow commercial hand-operated side press mop bucket and a foot-operated Behren’s mop bucket with rollers. Scored a hand-crank clothes wringer at a yard sale last year for $20. All work okay; guess it depends on what you’re trying to wring out - shirts, blue jeans, blankets. . . Also have a sweet little wringer washer, but if I have power for that then I also have power for my regular washing machine. Have problems with wrist pain so decline repetitive motion activities. Will leave the hand-crank wringer to the youngsters."


  • Stand my Ground 01/19/2019 9:14 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "restoringBrad Food-saver holds up pretty well, but if I have, say, 600lbs of beans and rice? The food-saver will overheat, where as the LEI just keep on clicking. I have used up 2 food-savers in 10yrs. the 12volt model is just sweet pickings. Kill'en, Clean'en and Seal'en, right in the field, Oh Yeah, good deal.!!"


  • Mrs. USMCBG 01/19/2019 9:01 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "JP....Well now that is good news. How very cool!!!"


  • Mrs. USMCBG 01/19/2019 9:00 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Ditto and a cup to her health!"


  • Mrs. USMCBG 01/19/2019 8:58 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Yes, what is on your mind? Boise de Arc makes the very best long bows which is where the French name comes from. Were planted as fence rows to keep animals in as they have thorns. The hard green fruit is edible and medicinable, watch youtube. If you get a log started it burns hot and long. There are the male a female. Male has no fruit. Had one in my last backyard and thorns will pop mower tires! The wood is a really nice golden yellow. and then there is Wikipedia...…..."


  • Mrs. USMCBG 01/19/2019 8:51 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Hi Kenny, consider re reading at the top of what can be posted on the weekends. It is easy enough to pass over what does not pertain to what you prefer. It can be a friendly atmosphere here and much comfort to some. Plus much can be learned from others trials no matter what they may be."


  • Mrs. USMCBG 01/19/2019 8:43 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Hey Valley, good post. Wringer I do not have. Bought a Lavario for washing. Does not wring but the water can drain out easily. Also have two Wonder Washers."


  • 0ldhomesteader 01/19/2019 8:39 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Matt in OK ,,,,,,i buy wholesale in bulk on non FFL items ,,PSA and i don't see eye to eye on prices and i only want made in USA,,,and i don't buy off the web ,ever under any circumstances ,,,,, for FFL we have someone we use for that ,, at the level I buy the shortage is visible ,,some folks don't want to get caught with inventory they can't sell if the laws change ,,, in most cases what's now for sale is 'old inventory' or new run on demand,,,,,,i now think long and hard on how much inventory to have on hand at the trading post,,,OBTW 40 oz of silver will buy a MSR,,,,,,,at the trading post,,,and funny money will get you laffs"


  • country 01/19/2019 8:39 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "yes, what is it you want to know. Hedge is good fire wood only in a air tight stove. IMHO"


  • country 01/19/2019 8:37 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Just thought someone here might have a favorite."


  • Dennis 01/19/2019 8:37 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "By the way, I enjoyed Valley's post, too, and it was good sharing of preparedness."


  • Mrs. USMCBG 01/19/2019 8:33 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Haig that was a trip. Whoa"


  • Dennis 01/19/2019 8:32 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Kenny, Respectfully disagree. Ken specifically adds "sitting around the campfire with fellow MSB'ers". I've sat around many a campfire, and sharing troubles, aches , pains, and gripes around a campfire is pretty darn common. Besides, someone sharing a health problem/injury usually gives another a chance to offer a home/herbal remedy to help. Isn't that information part of preparedness sharing?"


  • Anonymous 01/19/2019 7:57 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Have you tried Amazon? They have lots of product reviews. And If you order through the link at the top of the page it will support MSB."


  • Kenny 01/19/2019 7:54 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "THIS HERE FOLKS is what the weekend MSB should be about! (Thanks Valley!) Not that your dog has the runs or your back hurts. When the title Ken puts out is "What did you do for preparedness" ---it's about stuff like this, if you want to talk about what ails you in your life, that's what facebook is for... Rant over, Kenny...."


  • Chevy 01/19/2019 7:41 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "I exchanged an older one and with other discounts got the 79$ model for around 50$. I love the thing! Graphics and audio, audio books, camera are all top notch."


  • plainsroamer 01/19/2019 7:36 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Last week I bought a Speed Queen ringer washer in very good condition for $60 at an auction. That is the average here for them"


  • DAMedinNY 01/19/2019 7:18 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Just Sayin and Plainsmedic, I am getting 8 or 9 eggs a day and then 4 or 5 the next from my 13 Astralorp chickens that are now 20 months (4 left)and 8 almost 9 months old. They are in an old chicken coop with fresh air coming in using deep compost. The water does freeze when we get these temps....9 degrees yesterday morning. No electric at the farmstead so no heated wat bowls - just me chipping out ice and replacing fresh water. I also have Ameraucaunas, but they are 3 to 5 years old and not currently laying. The younger will lay when it warms a bit. This past fall I crossed my Astralorp rooster with the Ameraucauna hens to see what develops because I do like both of these breeds. My guess is the egg will be more olive colored and slightly larger than a regular Ameraucauna egg. I have sufficient egg customers to buy any eggs we do not use but I do not sell from Nov to Feb. when production goes down. we eat most and feed extra to our animals. My chick hatch rate with regular Ameraucsuna"


  • bookem dano 01/19/2019 7:07 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "+1 I joined prime before ordering my fire tablet & got free shipping on it. Then you get prime tv stuff (and youtube access, etc.) I also have fire tv, hooked up with an ethernet cable from the tv to the router box for best speed. I have not used the alexa... The tablet uses wifi. It has bluetooth out to portable speakers or wireless headphones. And amazon music has beaucoup albums available. Lately I've been using the "blue shade" mode reading kindle books at night on the tablet- it turns the screen kind of sepia toned re: melatonin."


  • Antique Collector 01/19/2019 7:06 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Bill Jenkins Horse HI, happy to hear all is well at your home front. You & Mrs. BJH are so blessed to have our oldest take over the reins of the group so you can enjoy life a little bit more. Sounds like the holidays were very happy for you & your wife. When time allows keep us posted on how you are all doing. AC & ACDH"


  • Dennis 01/19/2019 7:04 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "SMG, Been around them and utilized them all my life. I'll try to answer any question other than how to grow them. They were native where I was raised and lived most of my life."


  • CrowBait 01/19/2019 7:00 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Change "once a month" to "every two weeks". I hate being interrupted."


  • CrowBait 01/19/2019 6:59 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "rBrad...... "We" have been using a FoodSaver for almost 5 years. Have found out that the best thing to do with one is re-lubricate the exposed seals about once a month with a drop or two of vegetable oil on a paper towel about every two weeks. Vegetable oil is edible vs. something like WD-40. (Which actually IS edible.....but tastes like, well, nothing I would eat.) Best thing is to watch the sales. I got mine at about 50% off. Should have gotten two!"


  • YOLO 01/19/2019 6:55 PM
    3 Strange Survival Items You Should Carry… (All-The-Time!)
    "@TPSnodgrass I don't carry a badge, but I have to disagree that it's a bad idea. Yes some people have a bone to pick with law enforcement, and showing a badge to them may only make your situation worse, but the same can be said about pepper spray, a knife, a gun, or any other defense tool shown to the wrong person. You've already got this persons attention; what are you going to do? Every tool you carry gives you options. If you're in a situation where someone is intending you harm and is impeding your ability to remove yourself from the situation, having a badge to flash gives you yet another option to try before escalating to intimidation, or force, both of which should be last resorts, because every time you escalate the situation your chances of survival drop. There's a saying, "Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6", and I think it applies here. Flashing a badge can get you in trouble with the law if you're deemed impersonating an officer, but if it's a life or death situati"


  • Antique Collector 01/19/2019 6:51 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "restoringBrad I purchase the Food Saver with the vacuum pump system but not the fancy ones you will see advertised on tv or in Costco. We bought V2450 unit, take a look at it on line, no frills but it does work for a long time(should say mine have). We have a tendency to wear them out in about 4 years of use. Dh purchased a new one a few months ago when they were on sale as a back up."


  • MontanaHome 01/19/2019 6:44 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Ken's sponsor- Golden Eagle is out of 1/4 and 1/2 silver rounds. So there might be something to that."


  • Dennis 01/19/2019 6:38 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Glad you posted Valley. These guys and gals have much to offer, and you have lots to add to the conversation. Good that you joined in."


  • Antique Collector 01/19/2019 6:35 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Valley Welcome, you were a wealth of knowledge. As for a wringer If you are able to find the old 1950's style washer with wringer built into unit would be my recommendation. They are hard to find in our area you may be luckier."


  • Stand my Ground 01/19/2019 6:31 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Anyone have experience with Osage orange tree?"


  • IowaSue 01/19/2019 6:14 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Yes, we have sensors, but the furnace has a fail safe too! Those intake and exhaust are about 18" high, didn't expect them to get covered, we are in southern Iowa. The furnace guy checked the furnace before restarting it. He said occasionally they have had ice in those pipes when folks keep their heat really low in such cold weather."


  • Matt in Oklahoma 01/19/2019 6:05 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "We haven’t had any issue with Palmetto State Armory on parts"


  • Tommyboy 01/19/2019 5:52 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Valley I personally like the ones from Lemans They are good folks too. Never need to apologize for any post,,, especially one like yours, Cheers! 😎🤙🏻"


  • 0ldhomesteader 01/19/2019 5:49 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Valley,,,,,,,,good post,,,,,good to hear from you ,,,,, ,,tea and chocolate ,,,,,"


  • restoringBrad 01/19/2019 5:48 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "$400 is a bit too much for us at the moment, and not sure about the quality of the wally world ones. How has your food saver holding up?"


  • Chevy 01/19/2019 5:46 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Tommy Boy: I have a hunch you think I made a comparison with the Apple iPhone, or a smartphone v.s. the Kindle reader. IPad vs Kindle Fire, two tablets, not phones, not readers. I do not get texting on the iPad, I don't know if it can do that."


  • Grey 01/19/2019 5:46 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Thanks Skeezix, will do."


  • shepherdess 01/19/2019 5:23 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Good to hear from you BJH :)"


  • country 01/19/2019 5:23 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "I received a new vest for christmas, it is a conceal cary vest. Giver didn't know that, just thought all those inside pockets looked handy. I think i would like to carry a reasonably priced folding knife in one of the mag pockets. The pockets hold a 15 round mag. I have an older Gerber Gator thats not bad, but always looking for an idea."


  • shepherdess 01/19/2019 5:22 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Welcome, Valley...thank you for sharing your experience with Hurricane Michael...your comments are valuable....I like how you shared what lessons you learned...Best to you and yours..."


  • Antique Collector 01/19/2019 5:20 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Pioneer woman Tell your mom Happy Birthday, what a joy for you to still have her in your life."


  • Stand my Ground 01/19/2019 5:18 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Valley Welcome, GREAT post. You are gonna be an asset to MSB.!!"


  • Skeezix 01/19/2019 5:06 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Thank you. I have put them on my list and will see if Kindle offers them. My fingers are crossed on both hands. Nice to hear from you."


  • Stand my Ground 01/19/2019 4:57 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "restoringBrad Food-saver is the cheapest, LEI is the best, but will set you back at least $400 I have both, but the LEI is far superior."


  • Stand my Ground 01/19/2019 4:54 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "BG in TX I wanta go wild pig hunting Sooo bad. You lucky cuss.!!!"


  • Stand my Ground 01/19/2019 4:51 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Iowa Sue You do have carbon monoxide sensors, don't you? Oh my, I hope you do.!!"


  • Stand my Ground 01/19/2019 4:48 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "0ldhomesteader Yes, I am happy with APMEX. Been doing business with them for years, always on time, always very professional, and their customer service is top notch. Never, not once had a problem. I have nothing against Kens advertisers, but, I don't always use them. So, I donate to this site on a monthly basis, to make up for not using his advertisers. We all need to donate, as much as we can to this site, because, it's by far the BEST site out here. We all use this site, and Ken has expenses, It's our responsibility to help fund it."


  • Red-bearded Viking 01/19/2019 4:44 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "When I did my military service in the 1980s I lived in a tent in northern Sweden in -43C (-45.4 Fahrenheit). It was so cold the sap in the trees froze and made them burst in slow motion. Creepiest sound I ever heard."


  • Valley 01/19/2019 4:35 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "This is the first time posting on MSB. I have been reading the blog for about a year and have decided that I would actively post since I believe this is a great blog for survival information and best for comments. The folks commenting here have a wide range of survival information and they conduct themselves in a respectable/civil matter even in heated disagreements. The only way a blog can last long term is if the comments don’t degrade into nasty name calling and vulgar remarks like some of the other blogs I have read in the past. I have been into survival/preparation for over 50 years and have repeatedly utilized the lifestyle to make life easier and safer for family & friends. My parents lived thru the depression and always had a kettle of water on the stove and extra food in the pantry. I continued the tradition and expanded on it after exposure to high school teachers who introduced me to books like None Dare Call It Treason and the real history behind the printed mask called"


  • Red-bearded Viking 01/19/2019 4:35 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Thanks for the heads up about Forstchen, too bad. Skeezix, I've read some British writers like Alex Scarrow's "Last Light" and "Afterlight", Terry Nation's "Survivors" and thought they were fine. But hey, I'm European, so perhaps it's "closer to home". I hope American writer J.Z. O'Brien will write a sequel to "Surviving Abe" which I liked a lot. At the moment I'm reading Simon Mawer's "Trapeze", which is not a survivalist novel, but about survival. The young female protagonist is sent as a spy to Nazi-occupied France during WWII. I'm already looking forward to reading the sequel, "Tightrope". It's related to the novel I finished a couple of months ago, but my female lead works behind enemy lines in the Soviet Union. I'm still trying to find a publisher for it but it's a cumbersome and time-consuming process. Keep your fingers crossed for me!"


  • 0ldhomesteader 01/19/2019 4:31 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "SMG ,,,,I'm not use to being told to wait for a order ,,that just started happening , like wise not a small order ,,,rounds not bar or ingot ,,,are you happy with APMEX? This was with the folks on Kens sight ,,,"


  • Bill Jenkins Horse 01/19/2019 4:22 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Hi all and a rather late Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The last few months have been rather busy. Travelled often to hear what others had to say and in turn many wanted to hear what I had to say. Helped an old friend who operates a high end personal security firm. It was supposed to be a 4 day detail. Ended up being 12 days over 3 states and a bunch of private jet flights. The husband wanted someone "mature " as his wife's and 2 small children personal security. As an old guy and a grandpa I guess I fit the bill. Interesting experience to say the least. The pay was way more than I expected as well. The family and the group members exchanged homemade gifts. My favorite is a 52 week calendar with my grandkids drawings at the top of each weeks calendar. It has all the birthdates, anniversaries and other important holidays and events. The best gift I could ever get. I have done my best to keep up with all Ken's posts and all the comments. Ken,there have been so many good,thought prov"


  • Dennis 01/19/2019 4:13 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Lost grid power a few minutes after my first post this morning. Since my internet provider is grid dependent, I lost connection, even though I powered up with my generator within five minutes after losing grid. Grid is back up now. Was down about 6 hours, which is just a blip where we live. Snowing and high winds (I'm sure the wind put a tree across the power lines somewhere) and temps are in the mid-twenties, about a ten degree drop from last night's low. More later. Got some loose ends to tie outside due to weather."


  • Stand my Ground 01/19/2019 4:08 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Oh really? Got my monthly shipment from APMEX, 1/2 oz. 99.9% silver, no problems. I won't disclose the amount, but it was not a small purchase."


  • Anony Mee 01/19/2019 3:58 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "25th Amendment. VP succeeds Prez. Prez appoints VP. Then there’s the occasional Alexander “I’m in charge here” Haig."


  • Pioneer woman 01/19/2019 3:55 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "At my mothers 90th birthday at the Jersey Shore. Cold here, successful flight and hoping for good weather to get home on Monday. Great fun with my many sisters and their kids. Flew with one of my many daughters, so had a good time getting here. Not much done for prepping for the week because worked like a fiend in order to get out of town for 4 days and STILL be able to go to Front Sight at end of month. Did provide 3 local children with nice portable EMS bags that include tourniquets, Sam splints, Israeli pressure bandages etc for emergency kit's for their families Hoping all our MSB family is well and happy"


  • 0ldhomesteader 01/19/2019 3:44 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Hi ALL just in for tea ,,consider this fair warning ,,,black rifle related thing ,the supply is drying up ,parts,parts kits ,mags and ammo,,best be buying now or cry later ,,,,,,,, As I warned earlier ,the wholsale food system is seeing problems ,,short supply ,, and reduced inventory ,,, As more and more folks quit ,,,or go bankrupt ,, even my 1%friends are concerned ,, if they/you are looking ,things are not hard to see ,,,,,,,,, Silver is having some problems with demand is certain forms ,,was unable to buy 1/4 and 1/2 oz rounds in any large amount this week. ,,,, I understand some folks will not be able to relate or act to some of what I'm saying here ,due to financial constraints ,,,and no put down intended,,just trying to show the extent of the problem we all are faceing ,,,, Oh well who is John Galt???and how will the story end???? ,,,,,,,tea and chocolate,,,"


  • Skeezix 01/19/2019 2:46 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "The eggs can also get covered in poop. A friend solved the problem by cutting holes in the wood underneath their nests. Beneath that he mounted a slightly sloped board which the eggs roll down. Then he cut another hole in the wall so he could reach in and collect them and not even have to go into the coop."


  • Anony Mee 01/19/2019 2:43 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "I really enjoyed One Second After as one of the best of its genre and give away copies to encourage folks to be prepared. I don’t read sequels as a rule because I’ve been generally disappointed - Tolkien, Asimov, and and Rowling excepted. Thought might try 48 Hours, though. Hadn’t yet because $13.99 for a Kindle version! YGTBK! Thanks for the reviews fellow MSBers. Received a delayed Christmas present of the Lost Book of Remedies and Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs arrived. Good reading those."


  • Stand my Ground 01/19/2019 2:41 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "absolutism a system of government in which the ruler has unlimited power. Webster dictionary From our Declaration of Independence We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evil"


  • NWMitten 01/19/2019 2:37 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "You are absolutely right."


  • Skeezix 01/19/2019 2:36 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "As an ardent reader I have Kindle Unlimited for $10.00a month. It also gives you movies. If I don’t like a book I just don’t read it and don’t have to worry about money wasted. Has anyone noticed how the survival books from Britain have a very different tone and attitude than American ones? It is hard to describe. The characters don’t manifest courage and determination. Lots of wandering around and few confrontations or violent encounters."


  • Folger 01/19/2019 2:35 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Wow, you have a lot of knowledge. We have right now 7 ewes and one (intact) ram."


  • blackjack22 01/19/2019 2:26 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Question for y 'all, looking for a good programable timer for a lamp in the house for when I'm not home. Have bought a couple from the big box stores and they last 2-3 months than crap out. Any recommendations?"


  • restoringBrad 01/19/2019 2:24 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "CONGRATULATIONS on paying off your house!"


  • Skeezix 01/19/2019 2:22 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "I bought DH a Lever Axe for Christmas and he loves it. Watch the utube videos."


  • hermit us 01/19/2019 2:15 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "NWMitten There is no point in reading and talking about an event that mankind can not survive. Gee the sun exploded and we now have about eight minutes to live. I think most of us know how humanity can dissolve in the end days."


  • Joe c 01/19/2019 2:11 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "There is nothing like getting a sporting goods gift card for Christmas. I got some extra cleaning swabs and brushes and a few extra projectiles. The new Gadsden flag, purchased at the Army surplus, is flying high. Did some indoor traditional bow shooting. The boys were impressed on how fast my bow was and how consistent my groups were. Now if they were more on target......hah. The political times are getting more and more interesting by the day. Shout out to Tommyboy and Lauren for having my backside last week. -Joe Citizen, Joe c, maybe a Joe, an occasional Anonymous.- Yup that's 4 alias's"


  • Chevy 01/19/2019 2:02 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Browse & email yes. I have never used texting. There are apps on Google place. The display is much better for reading books, Prime video. This model has stereo "speakers" that sound very good. The bluetooth has a longer range than the iPad it seems."


  • Antique Collector 01/19/2019 2:01 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Since the information on removing the slim from DC is way to long for me to write out. Will put the site up for you to track it down and read the information there. You will find it at constitution dot org back slash US law."


  • shepherdess 01/19/2019 2:01 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Folger, That is great that you are getting into sheep, would be glad to share experience if you ever have a question.... An age old question in rearing..."Are we done?" I would like to think yes... DH thinks we could still manage a "couple" of wethers over the spring/summer....and get them processed in fall (I'm not sure yet) We used to do (mostly) the whole production, except processing... There were parts that I loved, mainly just seeing them so content... and having a bottle-baby here and there...sweet memories... and of course exceptional meat products, literally superb! Why are we turning a different course? One reason is demand for grass fed lamb/sheep is not really big in our area, and what it cost to maintain a herd (we once had 21, usually around 10-12) was still a financial negative... Every winter, we had sheep, and feeding a herd hay gets $$ This past winter until this week we just had 2 Sometimes we need help from a farm vet ($$) with birthing a full breech as our breed th"


  • Plainsmedic 01/19/2019 1:57 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Shepherdess, Just Sayin' Thanks for the tips. Getting anxious for the eggs. I switched out the old wood chips and poop, last week. New wood chips and I let the sun shine in there for a while, sure helped dry things out. I think I'll skip the light and just let it happen naturally."


  • DaisyK 01/19/2019 1:47 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Tommyboy, The idea is crazy. the theory is that Pelosi would then hand the presidency to Hillary. That might be the plan, but Pelosi would never give up the presidency if she had it."


  • Tommyboy 01/19/2019 1:41 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Morning all,, What is your take on that piece on Infowars about the dems removing DJT and VP and installing Plousy? Just curious about your opinions and what a possible aftermath could be,,,"


  • Just Sayin' 01/19/2019 1:37 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "POTUS is supposed to have a 3pm EST, announcement on the border..today. he put it on twitter."


  • DaisyK 01/19/2019 1:31 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Probably the only way we will ever get the wall built"


  • shepherdess 01/19/2019 1:31 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "BG in TX, you are doing great with your wild meat procurement! :)"


  • Just Sayin' 01/19/2019 1:30 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Oh, The PERFECT solution.. what on earth is he waiting on? LOL"


  • restoringBrad 01/19/2019 1:28 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "It's been a wet winter here so far, not allot getting accomplished outdoors :( Still working on the book, still looking for a job. We got the propane tank filled up, depending on how cold it gets that should last us for a little while. Stocked up on some groceries, and started prioritizing what needs attention when the tax refund arrives. This of course is assuming that the left is wrong and the government shutdown isn't going to lead to Thunderdome. Our food vacuum sealer gave up the ghost. Internal parts that cannot be reached without disassembly were rusted and broken. Does anyone have a recommendation for it's replacement? Can't afford the big restaurant level ones that cost hundreds of $ but would like to hear back from y'all on which ones you like, which ones you don't, and why. Gas and propane prices here are starting to rise. Gas is still under $2 a gallon so we filled up. Strong storms last night, the temps are supposed to nose dive tonight, and there is a wind advisory. Prayi"


  • shepherdess 01/19/2019 1:26 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Plainsmedic, You are doing a great job with your birds... Just a tip, watch for moisture build up, chickens can get frostbite and nasty respiratory infections from damp, not cold, RIRs are very cold hardy :) So watch that litter build up, keep it dry in there Best to you and your chickens!"


  • Tommyboy 01/19/2019 1:21 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    "Can you browse with it? Can you get email on it? Can you get text messages on it? Are there 10,000 apps for it?"