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Virginia Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Prepping Fatigue?

September 22, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

IMHO prepping fluctuates on a regular basis. Prepping won’t stick well by itself. To me if you make it a lifestyle and live your life, but do things regularly(much like folks in the 1800’s did) and it takes on a different look and feel. It also gets you uch more ready for what may come. But regardless what happens some folks that prep will not make it, Some that didn’t will. about all you can do is try and stack the odds in you favor and hope for the best.

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Virginia Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Prepping Fatigue?

September 22, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

IMHO prepping fluctuates on a regular basis. Prepping won’t stick well by itself. To me if you make it a lifestyle and live your life, but do things regularly(much like folks in the 1800’s did) and it takes on a different look and feel. It also gets you uch more ready for what may come. But regardless what happens some folks that prep will not make it, Some that didn’t will. about all you can do is try and stack the odds in you favor and hope for the best.

Statistics: Posted by bacpacker1513 — Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:18 pm


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Tennessee Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Solar Eclipse in TN

August 24, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

The wife and I drove up to a nice spot about 5200′ elevation on the Cherohala Skyway near the line between Tn/NC. The drive up wasn’t bad at all and got on site by 7am. There were a lot of people who spent the night in their cars or camping along the road. We were able to get a spot in our 2nd choice. By the time the event started a little after 1 there was a lot of people at our site which was a good 1/4 mile long. cars parked another 1/4 mile both ways up the road. But I have to say I saw no one acting up in any way. Everyone was very nice and polite, traffic was very well behaved as well. The event itself was fantastic. I had saw a couple of partials before, but never a total eclipse. It was well worth the time and effort. I enjoy photography and was able to get some really good pics during the event. We stayed around for a good hour after it was over and let traffic fall off some. Although by the tie we got off the mountain it was backed up a couple miles getting into the small town there. We took back roads from there and made it almost to the main highway before hitting another nack up. The 4 lane on back toward where we live was double file, but moving steadily most every where except the 2 redlights where police and fire presence was out directing traffic. I never saw anyone acting an idiot the entire day.
I would do it again in a heartbeat. We were well prepped and armed heavier than normal, but never felt any bad feelings. Also met a couple of active duty Air Force that was set up next to us. Wonderful guys and we had a blast talking and sharing our food with them. That made the day even better

Statistics: Posted by bacpacker1513 — Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:20 pm


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Tennessee Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Solar Eclipse in TN

August 24, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

The wife and I drove up to a nice spot about 5200′ elevation on the Cherohala Skyway near the line between Tn/NC. The drive up wasn’t bad at all and got on site by 7am. There were a lot of people who spent the night in their cars or camping along the road. We were able to get a spot in our 2nd choice. By the time the event started a little after 1 there was a lot of people at our site which was a good 1/4 mile long. cars parked another 1/4 mile both ways up the road. But I have to say I saw no one acting up in any way. Everyone was very nice and polite, traffic was very well behaved as well. The event itself was fantastic. I had saw a couple of partials before, but never a total eclipse. It was well worth the time and effort. I enjoy photography and was able to get some really good pics during the event. We stayed around for a good hour after it was over and let traffic fall off some. Although by the tie we got off the mountain it was backed up a couple miles getting into the small town there. We took back roads from there and made it almost to the main highway before hitting another nack up. The 4 lane on back toward where we live was double file, but moving steadily most every where except the 2 redlights where police and fire presence was out directing traffic. I never saw anyone acting an idiot the entire day.
I would do it again in a heartbeat. We were well prepped and armed heavier than normal, but never felt any bad feelings. Also met a couple of active duty Air Force that was set up next to us. Wonderful guys and we had a blast talking and sharing our food with them. That made the day even better

Statistics: Posted by bacpacker1513 — Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:20 pm


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Tennessee Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Solar Eclipse in TN

August 24, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

The wife and I drove up to a nice spot about 5200′ elevation on the Cherohala Skyway near the line between Tn/NC. The drive up wasn’t bad at all and got on site by 7am. There were a lot of people who spent the night in their cars or camping along the road. We were able to get a spot in our 2nd choice. By the time the event started a little after 1 there was a lot of people at our site which was a good 1/4 mile long. cars parked another 1/4 mile both ways up the road. But I have to say I saw no one acting up in any way. Everyone was very nice and polite, traffic was very well behaved as well. The event itself was fantastic. I had saw a couple of partials before, but never a total eclipse. It was well worth the time and effort. I enjoy photography and was able to get some really good pics during the event. We stayed around for a good hour after it was over and let traffic fall off some. Although by the tie we got off the mountain it was backed up a couple miles getting into the small town there. We took back roads from there and made it almost to the main highway before hitting another nack up. The 4 lane on back toward where we live was double file, but moving steadily most every where except the 2 redlights where police and fire presence was out directing traffic. I never saw anyone acting an idiot the entire day.
I would do it again in a heartbeat. We were well prepped and armed heavier than normal, but never felt any bad feelings. Also met a couple of active duty Air Force that was set up next to us. Wonderful guys and we had a blast talking and sharing our food with them. That made the day even better

Statistics: Posted by bacpacker1513 — Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:20 pm


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Gardening • Re: Rabbit tobacco

August 6, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

Not sure what area you live in, but I have heard of it around here before. I’d like to try some, if you have enough. If you get a bunch of request, feel free to move me down the list. Are you interested in trading something for them? I do seed swaps sometimes

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Gardening • Re: Rabbit tobacco

August 6, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

Not sure what area you live in, but I have heard of it around here before. I’d like to try some, if you have enough. If you get a bunch of request, feel free to move me down the list. Are you interested in trading something for them? I do seed swaps sometimes

Statistics: Posted by bacpacker1513 — Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:11 pm


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Gardening • Re: Rabbit tobacco

August 6, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

Not sure what area you live in, but I have heard of it around here before. I’d like to try some, if you have enough. If you get a bunch of request, feel free to move me down the list. Are you interested in trading something for them? I do seed swaps sometimes

Statistics: Posted by bacpacker1513 — Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:11 pm


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Other weapons • Re: SOG Tomahawk

July 30, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

Good review. I’ve looked at these, but since I have a Cold Steel hawk with the hammer poll I’ll probably stick with it. Works well for everything I have used it on so far. But then again a body does need a back up. I’m more of a bushcraft kinda guy as well.

Statistics: Posted by bacpacker1513 — Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:42 am


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Other weapons • Re: SOG Tomahawk

July 30, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

Good review. I’ve looked at these, but since I have a Cold Steel hawk with the hammer poll I’ll probably stick with it. Works well for everything I have used it on so far. But then again a body does need a back up. I’m more of a bushcraft kinda guy as well.

Statistics: Posted by bacpacker1513 — Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:42 am


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Other weapons • Re: SOG Tomahawk

July 30, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

Good review. I’ve looked at these, but since I have a Cold Steel hawk with the hammer poll I’ll probably stick with it. Works well for everything I have used it on so far. But then again a body does need a back up. I’m more of a bushcraft kinda guy as well.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

July 27, 2017 bacpacker1513 0
rickdun wrote:

bacpacker1513 wrote:We don’t have any posting out, but that is a very good chain of thought in advance. I’ll be fixing that soon. Our dog (golden) only goes out on a leash. She wouldn’t hurt anyone I don’t think and is mostly useless. But she barks and raises 40 shades of #ell if anyone or anything is around. So she is a good alarm. But the sings are a good idea.
Rickdun, I like your approach to this topic. I’m just not certain how if would go should something happen and you had to go to court. My bet is the opposing lawyers would go after you about the sings being premeditated, regardless of how the little snowflakes were acting to get themselves shot. But I love the outlook.

bacpacker, I wouldn’t shoot anyone on purpose unless I was threatened, and if it was an accident, well I guess he had a weapon, you know a knife, ball bat and he was coming after me. Besides that, “DEAD MEN TELL NO TELLS.”

True point there. feed the body to the hogs and who would know anyway!

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A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

July 27, 2017 bacpacker1513 0
rickdun wrote:

bacpacker1513 wrote:We don’t have any posting out, but that is a very good chain of thought in advance. I’ll be fixing that soon. Our dog (golden) only goes out on a leash. She wouldn’t hurt anyone I don’t think and is mostly useless. But she barks and raises 40 shades of #ell if anyone or anything is around. So she is a good alarm. But the sings are a good idea.
Rickdun, I like your approach to this topic. I’m just not certain how if would go should something happen and you had to go to court. My bet is the opposing lawyers would go after you about the sings being premeditated, regardless of how the little snowflakes were acting to get themselves shot. But I love the outlook.

bacpacker, I wouldn’t shoot anyone on purpose unless I was threatened, and if it was an accident, well I guess he had a weapon, you know a knife, ball bat and he was coming after me. Besides that, “DEAD MEN TELL NO TELLS.”

True point there. feed the body to the hogs and who would know anyway!

Statistics: Posted by bacpacker1513 — Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:55 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

July 27, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

We don’t have any posting out, but that is a very good chain of thought in advance. I’ll be fixing that soon. Our dog (golden) only goes out on a leash. She wouldn’t hurt anyone I don’t think and is mostly useless. But she barks and raises 40 shades of #ell if anyone or anything is around. So she is a good alarm. But the sings are a good idea.
Rickdun, I like your approach to this topic. I’m just not certain how if would go should something happen and you had to go to court. My bet is the opposing lawyers would go after you about the sings being premeditated, regardless of how the little snowflakes were acting to get themselves shot. But I love the outlook.

Statistics: Posted by bacpacker1513 — Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:49 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

July 27, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

We don’t have any posting out, but that is a very good chain of thought in advance. I’ll be fixing that soon. Our dog (golden) only goes out on a leash. She wouldn’t hurt anyone I don’t think and is mostly useless. But she barks and raises 40 shades of #ell if anyone or anything is around. So she is a good alarm. But the sings are a good idea.
Rickdun, I like your approach to this topic. I’m just not certain how if would go should something happen and you had to go to court. My bet is the opposing lawyers would go after you about the sings being premeditated, regardless of how the little snowflakes were acting to get themselves shot. But I love the outlook.

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Gardening • Re: Curing potatoes?

May 30, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

Lots of good info here. This is what I do and have done in the past.

I wait for the plants to totally die back, around here generally in late July/August, then dig them up. I always try and get them out before labor day, mainly because we sometimes get rains in Sept/Oct and I have had my taters rot in the ground (sometimes). I take the taters to my workshop and pour them out onto old bread racks in a single layer and stack the trays. This allows good airflow around them and the skins will dry and harden which makes them last much longer. I’ll leave them out there until we are expecting a hard freeze (mid 20’s or below) and then take the racks into the basement for the winter.
One year I planted two rows in November and the next late march they came up and produced well. That year I beat the tater bugs. Most years planting in the spring unless I get the out in late Feb, I have lots of bugs. I have yet to find a good solution for them and would be thrilled to find a tried and true solution. Neem oil, Sevin dust, etc. works a little but never clears them out.

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Gardening • Re: Tomato plant wilt and discoloration

May 27, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

If you haven’t planted yet, they are most likely root bound and nothing left to feed on. Get em in the ground ASAP.

When I plant, I dig holes with a shovel, put a small amount of a low count fertilize and plant them deep. The plant will form new roots up to near the surface. Plus they can get to deeper water when you have a dry spell. I have also cut section of 3/4 pvc and placed them down near the root ball. Using a 2 liter bottle I can water directly to the roots.and add liquid fertilize if needed.

Statistics: Posted by bacpacker1513 — Sat May 27, 2017 10:03 am


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Gardening • Re: Tomato plant wilt and discoloration

May 27, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

If you haven’t planted yet, they are most likely root bound and nothing left to feed on. Get em in the ground ASAP.

When I plant, I dig holes with a shovel, put a small amount of a low count fertilize and plant them deep. The plant will form new roots up to near the surface. Plus they can get to deeper water when you have a dry spell. I have also cut section of 3/4 pvc and placed them down near the root ball. Using a 2 liter bottle I can water directly to the roots.and add liquid fertilize if needed.

Statistics: Posted by bacpacker1513 — Sat May 27, 2017 10:03 am