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  • Chuck Findlay 01/17/2019 4:17 AM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "I agree Duracell Batteries are prone to leaking, I've had a few things destroyed by them. No more, I now use Panasonic Alkaline from The Dollar Tree, 5-years and no leaks."


  • Calirefugee 01/17/2019 4:02 AM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "I continue to work the PM shift into Noc shift so on an every day basis, I operate by flashlight for 1/2 to 1/4 of my daily routine. For every headlamp I have, it is paired with an LED flashlight made by Maglite. The pairing uses the same batteries ( 2 AAA cells per unit.) I like the fact that the headlamps allow one to wash dishes or hold onto a dog leash with my free hands. I choose rather simple units that have only an on/off switch with a multi-click selector. I purchase the inexpensive units from REI because I have one in my local area. For $60.00 I can buy 3 units and not worry too much about battery leakage killing one. ( I lost several old flashlights, clocks and headlamps to leaking Duracell Batteries when I first moved up here. Now, I no longer use Duracell Batteries.). I keep one pairing in the bedside stand, another pairing in my work daypack and one in the utility room I use when I enter the house from the Garage. Each pairing consists of a Minimag LED using AAA batteries"


  • Anonymous 01/17/2019 2:00 AM
    How To Start A Fire With Wet Firewood
    "Stripped down duct tape (gorrila tape is best) works everytime."


  • aka 01/17/2019 1:24 AM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "I may be moving after all. Harassment by the manager has increased and now he moved the boundary between me and the neighbor. If I step off the back porch I am now in effect in the neighbor's yard. I saw him doing it and so asked him what was going on. He told me that he could move it wherever he wanted and that he thought I had a bad attitude and told me that I also might hear from their attorney about 'that other matter' I now have landscaping that was on my side that is now conveniently in the neighbors yard. Can't even reach the water spigot to take a hose to water anything. May be easier to give in have to think about it real hard."


  • Chuck Findlay 01/17/2019 12:13 AM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "I like simplex a lot more then repeaters, I almost always have a 6-meter, 2-meter, 220 MHz, and 440 MHz radio on a simplex frequency. But I also monitor a few repeaters (6-meter, 2-meter, 220 ,440 and 900 MHz.) I know some hams (friends) that for some reason will not put up antennas that work for simplex. So I talk to them on repeaters. There must be 30+ repeaters in the Toledo area to listen to. Several are low-profile ones that atre not listed in any book. If there are a few friends in your area you may think about putting up your own repeater. Lots of older repeaters out there that are simple machines that have fallen out of favor for the new high-tech ones. I personally like the simpler repeaters without all the modern computer stuff."


  • Chuck Findlay 01/16/2019 11:55 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "I have a few LED Headlamps and use them for work, they are handy in a crawlspace or attic. My favorite one is made by LED Lenser. It has 2 switches on the headlamp, one for the white LED's and one for a red LED. There is a battery case with a brightness lever on it that sits on the back of your head opposite the front light. It goes from almost no light to pretty bright. It runs on 3 AAA batts. I have several headlamps, but this one is the best thought ought design. But then it is toward the higher end of headlamp pricing."


  • Antique Collector 01/16/2019 11:19 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "So Cal Gal It has started,,, the winds & rain are coming in now. Love our view we can see for miles from one side of the valley down south but it has a disadvantage sometimes to mother natures fury. There many things I/we shall miss, but the fury that can come from the storms moving up the valley is not one of them. You missed the 5 bedroom/3bath I found & sent to ACDH's email account as a joke, poor guy. I could not resist, it is an awesome item so who knows. lol"


  • Antique Collector 01/16/2019 11:19 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "So Cal Gal It has started,,, the winds & rain are coming in now. Love our view we can see for miles from one side of the valley down south but it has a disadvantage sometimes to mother natures fury. There many things I/we shall miss, but the fury that can come from the storms moving up the valley is not one of them. You missed the 5 bedroom/3bath I found & sent to ACDH's email account as a joke, poor guy. I could not resist, it is an awesome item so who knows. lol"


  • BigBadCat 01/16/2019 10:12 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "I have a couple of LED lights that clip onto the bill of a ball cap, and a headlamp that I got for free at harbor freight when I bought something, but no serious head lamp. Sounds like I might need to get at least one. So, what are we looking at in the price range of a modest one, in dollars? Anyone....?"


  • hermit us 01/16/2019 9:53 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "should read "The three books in the Matherson series""


  • hermit us 01/16/2019 9:51 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Just finished listening the book "48 Hours" by William R. Forstchem. The three books in the Matherson seemed depressingly possible and were an eye opener for many to prep for emergencies. But, there was a glimmer of hope that the spirit in the American population could overcome adversity and with some assistance from off-shore, could survive. This is not the case in this book! If you want to read about the futility of trying to survive one of the most severe disasters to affect the earth, this book covers the heroics, failures, violence, … and much that the population would experience prior to a mass extinction event. I guess it just presents the opinion that some disasters go beyond our ability to be prepared for. The last 20 minutes were devoted to self promotion of the author and reflections on the success of the best selling "One Second After"."


  • Mrs. USMCBG 01/16/2019 9:37 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "I like Coast products. You can find the head lamp at Lowes in our area. Ordered Mr. a 600R flashlight and it has a rechargeable battery or can use reg batteries. It is heavy duty coated with a non slip rubber type material. Also comes in bright colors if you want. It is cheaper on Amazon than on the Coast site. Go figure, I saved 16.00 dollars. Nice and bright and I tested the recharge battery life and it was just what the Coast site said."


  • Mrs. USMCBG 01/16/2019 9:27 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "Milk jug, very cool."


  • Matt in Oklahoma 01/16/2019 9:25 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "Actually 3! I carry a flashlight, a nice bright multi function headlamp and a hunting ball cap clip head lamp that is just barely bright enough to see the trail in front of you. Stealth is needed at times and night vision is frowned upon by the game rangers round here sooooo.... Remember the red lens is best for keeping the light from being as bright but it makes map reading difficult with military style maps."


  • Pegasus 01/16/2019 9:23 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "Headlamp is my choice! Used them often when hiking around trying to get back to the vehicle when the DH said we would be back before dark....."


  • Pegasus 01/16/2019 9:19 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "Yup. Heard the emergency alert on radio for a blizzard! Have not heard them so often in CA! 3 storms, on the 2nd one now!"


  • Anonymous 01/16/2019 8:48 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "equally to the asses there I fixed it for you"


  • 93-B 01/16/2019 8:30 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "Some years back my oldest son went backpacking with his Scout Den and carried with him a headlamp I purchased. They night-trailed down a narrow trail into the Grand Canyon and, because he had two free hands, he completed the trail without an injury/fall, the only Scout to do so. Don't get me wrong a good flashlight is invaluable but there are times when a headlamp is the best solution. Good camping."


  • Just Sayin' 01/16/2019 8:20 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "AC, have been out today.Found your note. Glad you have done what can. concerned about situation there. and or wonderful weather will change again in about 5 min.LOL we are down to receive "snow ,no accumulation, low in 20 range.." saturday night .yeah ,right. will see sunday morning"


  • Pioneer Woman 01/16/2019 7:45 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "Love our headlamps for night walks, personal reading, using both hands for other events. Always handy. Do not recall the brand at the moment....but would not be caught without. keep one in each range bag with extra batteries, several handy near the safes and a few scattered in junk drawers around the ranch. they are great when suturing or generalized medical attention as well, so keep a couple with extra batteries in the EMS bag."


  • Ken Jorgustin 01/16/2019 7:42 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "I spent years before the LED and headlamp era - holding a mini maglite between my teeth while working on some projects. I would wrap electrical tape (many layers) around where my teeth would grip. Worked out pretty well actually..."


  • White Cracker 01/16/2019 7:37 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "Came in real handy during erma in florida. Reading about the emp metal can on the other post I would recommend getting several and making a stash. We used the head lamps for everything. Sure we had a geni to power some lights but it was nice to move about the entire home hands free to clean, pickup, read books, play cards. We do have hurricane lamps and candles but it was just more convenient and safer with the head lamp. Way safer than open flames. Plus if ur gonin #2 u dont wanna drop your handheld in the turlet... Hurricane tip: We took empty half gallon milk jugs inserted a cheap single aa cell led flashlight clipped to the opening and handed them out to friends as a light source to replace open flame lanterns and candles in their homes. Grid down non existent cell phone signal, if your home catches on fire you are screwed."


  • Dcb 01/16/2019 7:35 PM
    Nuclear Radiation Shielding Protection
    "12” compacted earth has a PF of 333. 12” concrete has a PF of 500. So little less than 600 . 1000 is what is recommended"


  • MInerjim 01/16/2019 7:34 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "Joe C, Been 'in the dark' for a long time. LOL. Old miners used to say "your spouse is cheating on you" when your lamp went out underground. Yup, had that happen once too."


  • Anonymous 01/16/2019 7:30 PM
    Nuclear Radiation Shielding Protection
    "Be sure it is designed by a structural engineer."


  • Bluesman 01/16/2019 7:21 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "Love these things. First used one several years ago while doing under the house plumbing and foundation work. This is a must have as far as I'm concerned."


  • So Cal Gal 01/16/2019 7:20 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Hi AC! Saw the proposal on the new water tax - on top of all the bond money given to pay for water... sigh! And heard about the health care thing - good grief - he really is all about the freebies for everyone but us taxpayers. Yep, not so "golden". Not much new reading lately, am re-reading the fiction version of Lights Out, though. So many nuggets in there. Thinking of you & ACDH and will be interested to learn if you find somewhere appealing. And good luck with the weather this week!"


  • Defcon 01/16/2019 7:17 PM
    Sourdough Starter Recipe Without Yeast From Scratch
    "The Mrs. has been making a lot of homemade biscuits lately, with bacon, eggs and gravy. Mmmmmm"


  • Random5499 01/16/2019 7:16 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "I've used headlamps for years at work, at play, while cooking outdoors after dark, but I have come to prefer a small tactical flashlight I can hold with my teeth while my hands are busy, it's a lot easier to put the beam where I want it. Just make sure there's no skeeter spray on it..."


  • So Cal Gal 01/16/2019 7:13 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "NRP, I always have a huge hug for you- and quit calling yourself old! Not sure why your comment got hung up? Head down is the way to go - or maybe I should say "gray" ( and we're not just talking about my roots!) 😂"


  • So Cal Gal 01/16/2019 7:08 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "What a nice compliment - thanks so much SMG!"


  • So Cal Gal 01/16/2019 7:07 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Thanks AM!"


  • Antique Collector 01/16/2019 7:03 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Joe c Have done all that I can do to have us ready for this coming evening events. Hoping I do not have to run the Generator I have been working on for the past two weeks. Yayyy I found the choke on the unit, instructions were decent for this power plant, but being a NON mechanic at the wheel(so speak) sure would have appreciated a few more pictures on where to locate items. rowl"


  • Dennis 01/16/2019 7:02 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "Have several headlamps. One is an old incandescent, a little heavy and bulky but still works good (eats batteries though). A couple of led models, but my "go to" is a a cap with two led's mounted in the bill. It illuminates about 15 ft to the front with enough light to navigate at night, and is bright enough for detail work at arms length. My kids got it for me about 5 years ago, it's still on it's first batteries. I love it because you don't even notice the weight or any bulk. Has on/off switch built in the bill so you don't have to fumble to find it. To redirect the beam, you just adjust how the cap rests on your head. Very handy to have."


  • dbd 01/16/2019 6:51 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "There are also alot of flashlights now that can clip on to your ball cap visor or your clothes..."


  • old lady 01/16/2019 6:22 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "I had some for camping and it practically ate batteries. Probably a cheap one."


  • old lady 01/16/2019 6:19 PM
    Sourdough Starter Recipe Without Yeast From Scratch
    "even smelled like it. 2 of the starters were from very old starters someone gave me"


  • Tommyboy 01/16/2019 6:10 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Democrats really have become a bunch of do nothing dirtballs, They need to be readicated"


  • Joe c 01/16/2019 5:59 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "Hmmm Just thought of a Minerjim with no headlamp?......"


  • Minerjim 01/16/2019 5:38 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "Ken, Nice to see some of these headlamp offerings. Having worn an old style mining 'cap lamp' for many years underground (along with the heavy wet cell battery on my belt), the new lightweight head lamps are a real treat. I can tell you that you have to get used to wearing one of these while talking to people. As you mentioned, a lot of people don't appreciate the light in the eyes.(most underground miners do not talk directly facing you but will tilt his/her head to one side. a light in another miner's eyes is seen as asking for a fight.) I like my new headlamps for taking the dog on night time walks around the farm. His goes around his neck and has a red-flashing mode so I can see where he is. The LED and COB lights, a couple of sets of rechargeable AA batteries, and we are good for quite a long while with almost next to no maintenance."


  • Joe c 01/16/2019 5:31 PM
    Wind Chill Frostbite Chart
    "Dennis Your forecast sounds like ours for the next couple, three weeks. Highs in the teens, not sure of the wind speeds though. No snow covering here so the frost level will go deep. GF uses heat lamps for the chickens water and being 1000 plus miles north, we use heated water dishes. I have heard about what Lauren posted, but on a larger scale. I was wondering if the idea would work for the horses watering pond, but haven't done it......yet Globalwarming? No Climate change"


  • Joe c 01/16/2019 5:01 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Lol Aww Not true"


  • Joe c 01/16/2019 4:46 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "Definitely like the headlamp. Handsfree. Hunting, auto repairs, taking out racoons/possums at night that are in the garbage can, snooping the chicken pen. One headlamp for sights, a handheld for glowing, beady eyes. AC I read earlier that there is three major storms coming your way?"


  • Dennis 01/16/2019 4:32 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Joe c, Had my beard for about ten years now. Came a point where the less of my face folks could see, the better I looked. :-)"


  • Antique Collector 01/16/2019 4:26 PM
    Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    "Preparing ours for tonight JIC, the storm that is going to hit will have winds up to 65MPH. Do not recall the brand we purchased as we have had them for awhile."


  • Antique Collector 01/16/2019 4:23 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Ken Thank you for transferring it over to the proper page. I have start reading the subject heading before commenting. Hope you are feeling better now."


  • Joe c 01/16/2019 4:19 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Corporate doesn't have any morals or standards anymore. They all lean towards the dollar to line their pockets, anyway they can."


  • Joe c 01/16/2019 4:13 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "I wondered why I haven't shaved off the hunting beard. Now I know why. Guess I'll keep it through winter, tho it makes me look old-(er). Or the grey hair....🤔??"


  • Tommyboy 01/16/2019 2:16 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Most of the giants of industry must me rolling over in their graves, This BS needs to get torched, getting ridiculous"


  • Tommyboy 01/16/2019 2:15 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Done, got a message in to them to try and do a bulk buy, might as well!"


  • Tommyboy 01/16/2019 2:08 PM
    Sourdough Starter Recipe Without Yeast From Scratch
    "MM, Just a note, The flour you feed your starter with makes a big difference, If you grind your own, use soft white wheat cleaned with a seive, needs to be clean and fine, the darker wheats will give a bitter taste sometimes. Water is important too, i usually try to use water run through the purifyer with a clorine filter, it makes a difference"


  • MM 01/16/2019 2:00 PM
    Sourdough Starter Recipe Without Yeast From Scratch
    "Thank you for the article. One of the things I promised myself to try this year was to get a sourdough starter going and conquer sourdough bread baking. I already bake bread but for some reason always felt intimidated by sourdough. I'm going to try the apple peel in the starter for the first day and then one without. It is a learning process for me so please keep your fingers crossed for me that I can get this to work."


  • Dennis 01/16/2019 1:57 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "hermit, Yep, Hillary is one of those that falls for the old quarter glued to the counter-top trick every time. She would never fail to do anything, no matter how foul, to enrich herself. But it's because of her deep concern for the welfare of the common folks, don't you know. What's sad is the number of poor folks that accept their ruse as gospel. If the truth of the corruption taking place in American politics ever comes to light, it will stun the nation. Especially what took place during the Obama years. Yes, it will stun everyone except those who question the media and search for the truth. Of course, I'm just an old fuddy-duddy with too many guns, who lives in the hills. Nothing to learn here."


  • Tommyboy 01/16/2019 1:55 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Mornin guys,, If i were DJT and had the resources he has, my first thing i would have done going into the presidency would have been to personally hire a few dozen of the best private investigators to dig for all and any dirt on all of CONgress and ALL of the appointed heads under obummer"


  • Tommyboy 01/16/2019 1:52 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Ill check em out, we go through a little over 2# of beans every month, will gladly pay more if it comes from a solid patriotic source, starbucks via costco has gotten enough of my cash, im going to buy coffee plants but it takes time to get them going, our climate and soil however is perfect for growing coffee"


  • Papa Smurf 01/16/2019 1:47 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "- "Background" Check? Apply it equally to the (M)asses? Sorry, my mind is still reeling. NRP, did you sell your boat yet? It may be time for another fishing trip! - Papa S."


  • Ken Jorgustin 01/16/2019 1:24 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "This is copied from "Antique Collector" and I'm moving it over here to the open-forum. Regarding how to print a page: In reply to 'me'. me What system due have windows 7 or 10? If it is 10 look in the right hand corner of the screen you will see 3 dots. Click on those dots you will find print in the middle of the drop down page. After you click on ‘print’ the printer screen will pop up then you will need to select your printer it you have more than one. Look that page over carefully you will have several things to consider- if you want to keep it monochrome or color. Monochrome all you have to due to wait until all the pages pop on the article you wish to print. Tab through the arrows on the top of the screen, find the ‘specific’ pages you need to print. (example: 4-6) in the PAGES section you will find ALL/Current/Select for the example you will want to use SELECT. Put the pages there you need for your print out (I leave my printer set for portrait-it is the first selection). Under th"


  • hermit us 01/16/2019 1:23 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Dennis Ya, the Clints were so broken when they left the Whitehouse, they even tried to get away with the historic chinaware. Now they have millions - hmmm. We have seen a record number of Congress people leave office, since Trump said he would "drain the swamp" - some got worried me thinks."


  • Ken Jorgustin 01/16/2019 1:17 PM
    Sourdough Starter Recipe Without Yeast From Scratch
    "Wow, 8 year old vintage! ...like a fine wine?"


  • Dennis 01/16/2019 1:09 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "hermit, When liberal progressives like DeBlasio say things like that, what he is really saying is, I will take your money to give to the less prosperous, minus enough of course, to make myself and my cronies fabulously wealthy during the transfer of that wealth. Never heard of a liberal/progressive politician whose personal wealth failed to skyrocket while in office. Trump, arguably a conservative, may go down in history as a president whose personal wealth suffered because of his venturing into politics, thanks mostly to the incessant litigation brought by liberals against him and his companies."


  • hermit us 01/16/2019 12:19 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "NRP Like the Mayor of NY said, money is in the wrong hands - this will soon apply to TP as well. They will just bring in a truck to haul out that container of yours so your horded stash can be applied equally to the masses."


  • Antique Collector 01/16/2019 11:57 AM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "NRP &Tommyboy The De Gylett's who original came here in the 1700's are rolling over in their graves. They were hard working, country loving, religious people, where this branch of communists came from is hard to fathom. Only answer is cousin marrying cousin for this brain damage to have occurred."


  • NRP 01/16/2019 11:30 AM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Tommyboy; Another endorsement. Black Rifle Coffee Company. Check em out....."


  • Tommyboy 01/16/2019 11:21 AM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "I orderd from Harrys, going to give them my business from here on, telling all my friends too"


  • Lauren 01/16/2019 11:18 AM
    Wind Chill Frostbite Chart
    "Someone on a homesteading site said they use it for their goats. The bottle floats around. I suppose you could use several smaller bottles. I wonder if those laundry balls would work? They're designed to hold liquid I believe."


  • Dennis 01/16/2019 11:08 AM
    Wind Chill Frostbite Chart
    "Lauren, Never heard of that trick. I have been taking the easy way out on watering the chickens by keeping a rubber tub underneath a frost free upright faucet in the back yard. It sometimes freezes at night, but during cold snaps, I dump it at night and refill in the morning when I let the chickens out to range. I have two one gallon plastic waterers with a wide mouth (8"?) that attach to the base, so your suggestion might work. I could continue to water like in the past, but my concern is that the hens may not want to leave the relative comfort of the chicken house with the temps and wind they are predicting. I'll give your suggestion a try, and report back with my results. Thanks for the tip."


  • NRP 01/16/2019 10:54 AM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "LAuren; OHHHHHH Crapo... HAHAHA Maybe time to move it across Navajo Lake??? HAHAHAHA"


  • Lauren 01/16/2019 10:44 AM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "They'll make it retroactive and require a background check to purchase more."


  • Lauren 01/16/2019 10:43 AM
    Wind Chill Frostbite Chart
    "Fill a pop bottle half full of salt water and put it in the waterer. Not sure what kind of waterer you're using so there might not be room?"


  • NRP 01/16/2019 10:32 AM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Tommyboy; Gillett, a 100% communist thinking company."


  • NRP 01/16/2019 10:31 AM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Chevy; NOOOO!!!!!!! Don't even think that... Sheeeesh Is 800 rolls really enough? BTW, upped the Stash, hard times are a coming folks, ya had better plan for it."


  • Dennis 01/16/2019 10:22 AM
    Wind Chill Frostbite Chart
    "Well, this may be a timely topic for the weekend here. They are predicting mid-teens with 35-40 mph winds Saturday night into Sunday in my neck of the woods. That's miserable cold for us southern folks. Will present some challenges to keep chickens watered. Planning on hanging a brooder heat lamp over their waterer. If that doesn't keep it thawed, I'll hand carry a water bucket a couple times a day. Not going to invest in a base heater since I usually don't have to deal much with this. May have to if this global warming gets much worse."


  • old lady 01/16/2019 10:18 AM
    Sourdough Starter Recipe Without Yeast From Scratch
    "So you are reading my mind? A hidden microphone? About 1 1/2 weeks ago I decided to reactivate my 7-8 yr old sourdough sitting in the back of the frig. It didn't do anything so I put it all in a large plastic container, which held salted peanuts, in preparation of tossing it. I left it with the lid on, on top of the dryer and was going to add grease etc, that I was going to throw out. In the meantime I started one from scratch using King Arthur website directions. I went to throw something into the old plastic container and there was a mix of 3 different old sourdoughs just bubbling away with the red peanut husks happily floating around. It had quadrupled in size and was growing like the blob. I took some out and put it in glass and fed it and now I have 2 containers tripling everyday and a new one starting to double! Anyone need sourdough starter?"


  • K-dog 01/16/2019 7:06 AM
    Battery Corrosion, Why They Leak And How To Prevent It
    "Thanks Ken. I thought that might be the case. The manufacturer is sending out their latest unit FOC so that's great. I was just wondering if it is something that can be fixed or if it's toast."


  • Ken Jorgustin 01/16/2019 7:02 AM
    Battery Corrosion, Why They Leak And How To Prevent It
    "K-dog, Sounds like there's a 'short circuit' being placed on that middle battery. I can't offer a suggestion beyond that without actually having the unit in my hands with a meter. Probable broken head torch (headlamp). Time for another?"


  • K-dog 01/16/2019 6:00 AM
    Battery Corrosion, Why They Leak And How To Prevent It
    "Hi Ken Very interesting post. Can you help me out with a battery issue? I have a head torch where the middle battery has suddenly started getting very hot and discharging. Always the middle one, never changed anything on the head torch, didn't ever drop it etc. Now the negative terminal has turned slightly darker, almost a burned look. I tried a fresh set of batteries, same problem, middle one discharges itself after a few mins of being super hot and the Duracell label starts to shrivel up right before my eyes. No real electrical knowledge, but thought this might be something I could fix if something is loose/broken. Any ideas?"


  • Stand my Ground 01/16/2019 4:33 AM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Oregon looks to enact gun laws so strict, that only firearm you could own, would be the one used by Davy Crockett They are just trying as hard as they can to start a civil war.!!"


  • Just Sayin' 01/16/2019 2:36 AM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Sounds like more of the war on prescription pain relief to me. More regulations ! Accidental overdoses do happen. FOR Ultram/tramadol 400mg is max per day if i remember correctly. 6 hr is closest interval to take, 8hr recommended. That narcan is good to have. Unless she is very sensitive to drug should not need,(.If she has taken before, and taking acc'd. to instructions ). Narcan Works with many meds that depress respirations.,,it is like an epi pen, in that it allows time to get further treatment. I had rx for 100mg 3x day, but I found one 50 mg with ibuprophen 400mg.(used 1x 24 hours for most severe pain).. Extended and intensified the relief with no side effects, I take all NSAIDS with stomach protector,,I use otc prevacid. Not really supposed to take any nsaids , but occ need so Dr developed this protocol for me... rarely need now, but nice to have something that works available."


  • Anony Mee 01/16/2019 1:32 AM
    Wind Chill Frostbite Chart
    "Hi Mad Fab Pretty up there. A DFM has a cabin near there that I get to a few times a year."


  • Tommyboy 01/16/2019 12:22 AM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Boycott gillett"


  • Chevy 01/16/2019 12:00 AM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "How about a big, big tax on toilet paper?? I’d call it a ‘throne tax’."


  • Antique Collector 01/15/2019 11:51 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "So Cal Gal It is good to see your posting. Knew you had to be taking care of your il's, and realized it would be some time for them to heal. Finding time to read any good books during your working while retired schedule? NRP has been trying to collect more TP for his hidden stash. lol Rest of the MSB have been plugging along. We are looking for land over the mtn, the 'golden' is no longer golden except for what the loony bin can remove from our pockets. Since ours only holds lint time to leave before they try to collect that for their socialist schemes. On the water issue,,,yes he has proposed a new money grab under a "clean water act" so that everyone has clean water to drink. Thought that was already being taken care of by another law years ago, or I am having a brain do over. While you were away from the site he gave migrants free health care on the CA $$. Oh, happy days...time for another Rolaid. 😐🤪"


  • Stand my Ground 01/15/2019 10:45 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "So Cal Gal You are one of Gods Angels. I know how much work it is, what you are doing. God Bless You."


  • Tommyboy 01/15/2019 10:25 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "11HE9 It about sums it all up,,,"


  • Livin' in the Woods 01/15/2019 10:00 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Question to any one in the medical/Rx profession. Today my wife got a Rx for Tramadol. When we checked the bags with all our prescriptions. There was a 2 PAC of NARCAN in with the other scripts....it was also paid for by the ins. co. But there was no mention from the Dr. about it. Is this a new regulation or something? Because of the tramadol maybe???"


  • Deporter84 01/15/2019 9:55 PM
    Where Is The Best Place To Live?
    "Luke I to fled Virginia. I am currently in South Carolina and the taxes are very low, no inspections and trailers do not need tags in this state. I have 4 vehicles, travel trailer that is registered and 5 acres with a 2500 sqft house and all my taxes a year don't total $1300.00. Look towards McCormick and the surrounding areas heading toward Clinton and up towards Greenville. Stay out Columbia and Greenville if you can. But with in 40 min of each it gets country fast."


  • 11HE9 01/15/2019 9:38 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Tommyboy, I saw that video today and my first thought was that you would enjoy it. I laughed the whole time. Thought about posting the link here but thought it might upset the apple cart. And to TPTB--- BFYTW!!!! A&O"


  • Mad Fab 01/15/2019 9:05 PM
    Wind Chill Frostbite Chart
    "Hi DLS and Anony Me I am also in the Puget sound area. North Snohomish county, south Skagit county. Hi neighbors 😋 Mad Fab"


  • Anony Mee 01/15/2019 9:04 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "So Cal Gal So nice to see your voice again! No worries about whining - we feel ya. Anyone heard from Sandismom or Southernman?"


  • NRP 01/15/2019 7:49 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Seems like every time we look around now-a-days it's something new and exciting...... Even on a Fed scale it's going crazy-er. You need to keep your head down If/When kido, and take care of that family... BTW, never to soon to plan for the distant future ya know, as in getting out a CA, I know your there for now, but cost of Homesteads is going up every day/year."


  • So Cal gal 01/15/2019 7:44 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Hmmm... hadn't read that one yet - I'll have to take a look. He's going to have to tax anything and everything to pay for all the socialist nonsense he wants to enact. I'll do a little digging on it."


  • NRP 01/15/2019 7:42 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "So Cal Gal; PS did I hear right your new communist governor wants to put a Tax on Drinking Water?????"


  • So Cal Gal 01/15/2019 7:42 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Good for you on the new-to-you Jeep - very practical purchase - and the way things are continuing to go, another layer (or two) of preps makes perfect sense."


  • NRP 01/15/2019 7:39 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "So Cal Gal; Ohhhhh yes, your on the "good list" unlike CA in general hehehe Still counting the days, but I bought a New-To-Me Jeep and want to pay it off 100% before retiring, plus adding another layer to the preps."


  • So Cal Gal 01/15/2019 7:38 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Thank you - and I even spent some time shoveling snow - not a lot of So Cal Gal's can say that! And - my snow boots did spring a single leak - so I really am doing good!"


  • So Cal Gal 01/15/2019 7:36 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "I'll stay tuned :)"


  • NRP 01/15/2019 7:36 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "So Cal GAl; seriously it's good to know your doing good..... PS; very happy you were able to get a BOL up and running."


  • So Cal Gal 01/15/2019 7:35 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "NRP, I'm kind of surprised - thought you were counting the days... and I am putting myself in your "very nice folks" category - along with AC, ACDH and our other fellow CA-based MSB'ers"


  • NRP 01/15/2019 7:34 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Not any more that usual HAHAHAHA. Something about something I guess.... You'll just need to hang around and see. :-)"


  • So Cal Gal 01/15/2019 7:33 PM
    What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-12)
    "Thank goodness for that!!!"