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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Inauguration Protesters Plan To Destroy Property And Dis

January 21, 2017 IceFire 0
Blondie wrote:

oldasrocks wrote:The real question is: Will people finally figure out which bathroom to use?

Depends if you need the one with a tampon dispenser or not.

Anyone who wants to transition to female should be required to endure 30 years of PMS.

And after that, they should be required to endure 10 years of MENOPAUSE!

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Introduce Yourself • Re: New here- and the story of how I got started

January 21, 2017 IceFire 0
nico wrote:
Thanks guys! Not feeling belittled about the mud slide lol. It was Colorado. It’s been burn or flood for us the past few years.

Sounds like California…first burn, then the rains come, and the mudslides. The whole time I was growing up there, it happened EVERY year several times a year. As far as I know, it’s STILL an annual occurrence.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: JANUARY 2017 – What did you do to prep this week/month?

January 21, 2017 IceFire 0

Isn’t it great when they first start to lay? And those little pullet eggs are SO cute! They will gradually get larger in size, ESPECIALLY after your “girls” go through their first molt. Then the eggs will be much larger.

Since today was payday, I stopped off and got another 1/4 oz of shiny yellow stuff. Eventually I’ll get back up to where I was BEFORE I cashed it in to come up with the down payment for this place. (I’m already halfway there) I figure it was well worth it, to get the acreage and move us closer to self-sufficiency.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: A new day, a new leader, a direction less traveled

January 21, 2017 IceFire 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
I didn’t like Trump. I didn’t support Trump. I voted for him in order to keep an immoral crook out of the White House.

I can say that I am now proud of my country and her leadership. I am very optimistic about the future.

Reb

Same here, Reb. His Inauguration speech gave me hope. If he can do HALF of what he plans, we will be WAY ahead of where we are now. Let’s pray he succeeds. I especially like how he called out the politicians on BOTH sides of the aisle…he made them ALL uncomfortable, and rightly so! I’m hoping that he can heal some of the deep divisions in this country.

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Introduce Yourself • Re: From the north Georgia Appalachian foothills

January 20, 2017 IceFire 0
kappydell wrote:
Yep-yep. And I like canning my own food, I know what is in it that way!

Absolutely! Not only fruits/jams/jellies and veggies, but I also can meats, broths/stock, soups, stews, and home-made spaghetti sauce (I can’t stand all the stuff they put in the commercially prepared sauces!)

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Alaska Discussion, News, and Weather • Re: Finally a winter to be proud of

January 20, 2017 IceFire 0
Permafrost wrote:
I can tell you all with my heroic journey to town if you tell me where to post it. It was actually a tough go and I was not sure I would make it at one point.

You can always post your heroic journey in the “Stories and Fiction” area…sounds like a good story that needs to be told! Besides, we LIKE stories…they help keep us entertained.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Inauguration Protesters Plan To Destroy Property And Dis

January 20, 2017 IceFire 0
BK in KC wrote:
Also, the MSM doesn’t get to filter the message. It’s straight from Trump to the people. The MSM is notorious for not reporting things that don’t fit the narrative they’re trying to spin and Trump just bypasses them and gets his message out whether the MSM wants to report it or not.

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ROFL! The Blue Bird of Happiness crapping on the heads of the LameStream media. LOVE it!

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:57 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Inauguration Protesters Plan To Destroy Property And Dis

January 18, 2017 IceFire 0

My bet on their funding would be Soros, as well…he seems to like throwing so me of his billions at funding causes meant to destroy our rights and fundamental liberties that make our country what it is. He’s also an out-and-out socialist globalist bent on promoting the “new world order”. Of course, in order to make THAT happen he needs to destroy our country first.

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Introduce Yourself • Re: Brand new to this forum

January 18, 2017 IceFire 0

Chickens aren’t difficult at all. Personally, I prefer the dual-purpose (both meat and eggs) heritage breed chickens, as they tend to be a bit hardier, although not “optimized” for producing one or the other. Breeds that are “optimized” for egg-laying are egg-laying machines, but usually not very meaty, while the Cornish cross chickens are optimized for meat production; however, they need to be butchered at 6-8 weeks old (believe me, at that age they are HUGE) or they will die of heart attacks, as their hearts and blood vessels can’t keep up with their growth rate. Do some research. I would suggest the “Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens”. They also have guides to raising beef cattle, milk cows, pigs, sheep, dairy goats, meat goats, bees, rabbits, horses, etc. The Storey’s guides cover EVERYTHING: different breeds, housing (including different types of housing and how to build it), feed requirements, veterinary care, etc.

Chickens don’t require much room; rabbits and goats can also be kept on a smaller amount of land, but if you are planning on cattle as well as garden area to sustain your group, as well as pasture/hay production, grain fields, etc., as well as housing needs for your group, you should probably consider more than just 2-5 acres.

For food production, you might also want to look into aquaponics to help maximize your yields. in aquaponics, you are raising fish in tandem with plants in a series of “grow beds”; the fish waste water feeds and waters the plants, which in turn filter and clean the water, which is then returned to the fish tank. It’s a very efficient system, and uses less water than traditional gardening. Your main “inputs” (after the initial startup) are water to “top off” the water lost to evaporation and transpiration (housing the system in a greenhouse can help to reduce evaporation loss), food for the fish, and electricity to run the pump and tank heater (depending on fish species, and mainly in winter)

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: JANUARY 2017 – What did you do to prep this week/month?

January 17, 2017 IceFire 0

Spent the day today pounding in T-posts and expanding the fencing to include the new garden area. Had to pull up some of the old thinner t-posts (others were broken, due to the wind) and move the existing fencing from the back of the original garden area to incorporate the new area; then wired on additional fencing (the old fencing from the corral that we’d had to replace because the horses were SITTING on it and pulling it down) to finish the area. Husband used the backhoe on the tractor to remove the two mesquite stumps I found while working. Only thing left to do now is to add in the additional “rabbit guard” fencing to the bottom where I had run out, and to use one of the old, broken t-posts on the loose section to make a gate. (I left a 14-foot wide space so that we can drive the tractor in or a truck with building supplies for building the greenhouses. The space is currently temporarily closed with the overlapping wire fencing, but it needs a post at the end so that I can secure the closure but still open it easily when needed.)

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 17, 2017 IceFire 0

Protesters wouldn’t bother coming down to our area. First, because it’s WAY too far off the beaten path; second, because there are WAY more conservatives than libs around here; and third, because they’d probably get LOST just trying to find their way here. Lastly, since there are so many people who do carry (gotta LOVE being in a “Constitutional Carry” state!) and openly at that, they’d probably wet their britches before running back to their “safe spaces”.

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Introduce Yourself • Re: New to forum

January 17, 2017 IceFire 0

Mountain mama, perterjoe was a spammer. He AND his spam have been removed.

Welcome, Daisychicky! Hang in there…it took my husband quite a while to come around, but he’s FINALLY on board now. It just took BOTH of us losing our jobs at the same time for him to finally understand WHY I prep, and to realize that BECAUSE I prep, we were able to get through until we were working again. Fortunately, our oldest daughter (who is TOTALLY on board) now has a guy who is ALSO totally on board, so that gives us extra hands for getting things done.

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Check In Here Oregon Preppers • Re: New to Springfield, Oregon

January 16, 2017 IceFire 0

Welcome to APN, and Thank You for your service! For information on getting started check out the “Getting Started – the Basics” subforum here. There is a LOT of good information there to help get you started. Food and water are always the best place to start (you can’t live long without either one), and starting your preps there WON’T break the bank! For food, you don’t have to buy a lot of expensive stuff…just get a little extra of things that you usually eat every time you shop…rice, beans, pasta, canned goods, etc. all store well and your body is already used to eating them. Don’t forget the spices. One of the WORST things you can do when things go south is to all of a sudden start eating things that you’re not used to…good way to get a bad case of the runs.

For water, I rinse out the flat-sided juice bottles (like the ones that cranberry juice come in), run them through the dish washer, then re-fill with filtered tap water. The flat sides means that they can be laid on their side in the back of a closet, and even stacked. GREAT way to store water inexpensively. There are further tips in the “Getting Started” section.

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:47 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Inauguration Protesters Plan To Destroy Property And Dis

January 16, 2017 IceFire 0
RayMac1963 wrote:

Gunns wrote:These aren’t protesters. They are rioters and should be put down. Plain and simple.

Do you say the same thing about college football celebrations?

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Any time a “celebration”, “protest” or other event turns from a peaceful assembly to destruction of property, physical harm to others, etc., it is a RIOT, and needs to be addressed as such, with the “participants” arrested and thrown in jail, NOT coddled and given their ‘safe spaces”. Where is everyone ELSE’s “safe space”?

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:32 pm


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Introduce Yourself • Re: Greetings from Texas!

January 14, 2017 IceFire 0

Welcome from “Baja” Arizona! There are quite a few sub-forums here that may answer some of your questions. I suggest starting in the “Getting Started – the Basics” section, and then move on from there. There are plenty of us on here who have been at it for quite a while, so by all means, if you can’t find answers to your questions, then ASK!

Welcome aboard.

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:57 pm