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Personal Safety and Home Security • Re: Safety of house on Vacation

May 20, 2017 rebnavy1862 0

Location, location, location.

When I lived in the city, Norfolk, each and every vehicle I ever owned was either broken into or outright stolen. Several, multiple times.
Any piece of equipment left unsecured overnight would not be there in the morning. This included mowers, boat motors, hand tools, etc.
There were two attempts to break into my house while l was at home, irregardless of a burglar alarm.
I lived in a very upscale beach neighborhood.

My business was robbed (armed robbery), shoplifting was was an all day event, and during a hurricane I had to fight off looters for three days and nights. Urban combat.

I left and moved to rural Virginia. In spite of the fact that now I don’t lock anything up, I have never had anything stolen in the eight years I have been here. We often forget to lock the door when we go away for the day. No problems.
When we bought the farm, we asked the agent to recommend a good alarm company. He burst out laughing and asked why in the world did we think we needed a security system.

In rural Virginia everybody is well armed.. It would be suicide to break in a home. Late one night, a female friend called the sherriff to report a peeping tom. He said it was too late for him to come out that night. She was instructed to go ahead and shoot the intruder. He would send out a deputy first thing in the morning to bag the body. The sherriff was serious. She fired over the man’s head to scare him away. Problem solved.

Reb
Location, location, location.

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Personal Safety and Home Security • Re: Safety of house on Vacation

May 20, 2017 rebnavy1862 0

Location, location, location.

When I lived in the city, Norfolk, each and every vehicle I ever owned was either broken into or outright stolen. Several, multiple times.
Any piece of equipment left unsecured overnight would not be there in the morning. This included mowers, boat motors, hand tools, etc.
There were two attempts to break into my house while l was at home, irregardless of a burglar alarm.
I lived in a very upscale beach neighborhood.

My business was robbed (armed robbery), shoplifting was was an all day event, and during a hurricane I had to fight off looters for three days and nights. Urban combat.

I left and moved to rural Virginia. In spite of the fact that now I don’t lock anything up, I have never had anything stolen in the eight years I have been here. We often forget to lock the door when we go away for the day. No problems.
When we bought the farm, we asked the agent to recommend a good alarm company. He burst out laughing and asked why in the world did we think we needed a security system.

In rural Virginia everybody is well armed.. It would be suicide to break in a home. Late one night, a female friend called the sherriff to report a peeping tom. He said it was too late for him to come out that night. She was instructed to go ahead and shoot the intruder. He would send out a deputy first thing in the morning to bag the body. The sherriff was serious. She fired over the man’s head to scare him away. Problem solved.

Reb
Location, location, location.

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Gardening • Re: Beetle attacks

May 19, 2017 rebnavy1862 0

What kind of beetles? You can use Sevin dust or spray. Bonide makes organic sprays that are effective. You must act immediately. Beetles can devastate a garden in a matter of days.
Reb
Welcome to the war on bugs.

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Gardening • Re: Beetle attacks

May 19, 2017 rebnavy1862 0

What kind of beetles? You can use Sevin dust or spray. Bonide makes organic sprays that are effective. You must act immediately. Beetles can devastate a garden in a matter of days.
Reb
Welcome to the war on bugs.

Statistics: Posted by rebnavy1862 — Fri May 19, 2017 5:10 am


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Gardening • Re: Beetle attacks

May 19, 2017 rebnavy1862 0

What kind of beetles? You can use Sevin dust or spray. Bonide makes organic sprays that are effective. You must act immediately. Beetles can devastate a garden in a matter of days.
Reb
Welcome to the war on bugs.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: MAY 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

May 15, 2017 rebnavy1862 0

Cin, I freeze herbs, especially basil, in olive oil. It tastes almost as good as fresh. I freeze mint in water for mojitos in the winter.
You can bring basil inside for the winter. Just place it in an area with maximum sun. I keep mine in a Florida room with glass on three sides.
Can’t live without fresh basil in my marinara sauce.
Reb

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: MAY 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

May 12, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
Cin wrote:
Hey Reb,

Two fences, one about 6 feet inside of the other, will discourage deer jumping. They are afraid of getting hung up on the other one. They do not need to be the same heigth.

Not enough room to do that – unless we take out some trees.

Choice 2: Spray the leaves with Hot Pepper Wax made by Bonide. That’ll light ’em up. You can make your own spray from cayenne pepper and garlic. Warning. Will attract undocumented deer.

How much cayenne are we talking here? And those undocumented deer can be very troublesome…

Choice 3: Claymore mines. Warning. Will keep you awake at night.
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Now, here’s an idea I can get behind – tell me more about these claymores! :D

Cin, I usually buy the Bonide Hot Pepper Wax spray. Because it has wax, it stays on the leaves longer. I have seen recipes for the home-made spray on Pinterest and U-tube. I think someone posted a recipe on this forum in the past.

Could you string the fence using the trees as posts?

As for the mines, you are on your own.

Good luck,
Reb

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: MAY 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

May 9, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
Cin wrote:
The Outback – our deer sail right over that fence – we have the exact same one, with those stakes.

I’m thinking of putting a cage around it – make a frame around it, and then have movable panels of fencing that can be strapped together as the tree grows.

In fact, I’m thinking of fencing in the entire garden, even the top. The animals are eating everything – they strip the plant bare and then eat the leaves on several of the veggies. Cages like these examples:

http://daphman.com/garden-cage/

Two fences, one about 6 feet inside of the other, will discourage deer jumping. They are afraid of getting hung up on the other one. They do not need to be the same heigth.

Choice 2: Spray the leaves with Hot Pepper Wax made by Bonide. That’ll light ’em up. You can make your own spray from cayenne pepper and garlic. Warning. Will attract undocumented deer.

Choice 3: Claymore mines. Warning. Will keep you awake at night.

Reb

Statistics: Posted by rebnavy1862 — Tue May 09, 2017 4:48 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: MAY 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

May 9, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
Cin wrote:
The Outback – our deer sail right over that fence – we have the exact same one, with those stakes.

I’m thinking of putting a cage around it – make a frame around it, and then have movable panels of fencing that can be strapped together as the tree grows.

In fact, I’m thinking of fencing in the entire garden, even the top. The animals are eating everything – they strip the plant bare and then eat the leaves on several of the veggies. Cages like these examples:

http://daphman.com/garden-cage/

Two fences, one about 6 feet inside of the other, will discourage deer jumping. They are afraid of getting hung up on the other one. They do not need to be the same heigth.

Choice 2: Spray the leaves with Hot Pepper Wax made by Bonide. That’ll light ’em up. You can make your own spray from cayenne pepper and garlic. Warning. Will attract undocumented deer.

Choice 3: Claymore mines. Warning. Will keep you awake at night.

Reb

Statistics: Posted by rebnavy1862 — Tue May 09, 2017 4:48 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: MAY 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

May 6, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
NJMike wrote:
Got divorced. Now I have the financial obligations set, so I can plan around that. :ouch:

Picked up some more unusual plants at an Asian market this week. Sunchoke aka Jerusalem Artichoke, Perila, Dropwort, and Aralia Root.

I found some great deals at a rummage sale yesterday. In addition to a dozen books on various useful topics, I picked up another recurve bow for $12, a camping shovel/pick for $6, two medical storage boxes for $13, arm sling, wrist splint and cervical collar for $6, two frame backpacks for $12 each and I happened upon a Condor sniper drag bag for…$6, a great deal for adding a range bag.

Mike, the artichokes grow like a weed, up to 8 feet tall like a sunflower. When you get a permanent place, plant them where they can spread.
You dig the tuber in the Fall. Try to leave some in the ground for the next years growth. I planted chokes in 2012. The second year I dug about 50 lbs from a 4×8 raised bed. The tubers look like potatoes and taste like water chestnuts. You can roast, bake, or pickle them. If you boil them like taters, be careful, they turn to a soft mush quickly. My favorite way is to saute slices in butter. I have a relish recipe that is great.
They are extremely easy to grow and maintain. No special soil conditions.
Reb

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

May 5, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
rickdun wrote:
Medicare part B covers flu, hep. b and pneumonia shots, according to my wife. I get all my shots at the VA.

Off topic, but have you noticed a big change in the VA? I go to the VA in Hampton, Virginia which had earned the title as the worst in the nation. They were the ones who refused to hang up a portrait of Trump, saying he was going to be impeached. I was there three weeks ago and was actually treated like a human being. They went to extremes to be polite and helpful.
Gotta love that Trump.
Reb

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

May 5, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
rickdun wrote:
Medicare part B covers flu, hep. b and pneumonia shots, according to my wife. I get all my shots at the VA.

Off topic, but have you noticed a big change in the VA? I go to the VA in Hampton, Virginia which had earned the title as the worst in the nation. They were the ones who refused to hang up a portrait of Trump, saying he was going to be impeached. I was there three weeks ago and was actually treated like a human being. They went to extremes to be polite and helpful.
Gotta love that Trump.
Reb

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

May 5, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
rickdun wrote:
Another vaccine to think about (if over 50) is shingles shot, that’s very painful if you get them like AuntBee mentioned.

I got the pneumonia shot about 3 years ago and got pneumonia 10 months later.

Most vaccines are only a certain percentage effective, but, better safe than sorry.

Rick, with the way you wrote that, you may have led people to believe that the shingles SHOT is painful. It isn’t. The shingles infection is very painful. I know people who have had it. I got the shot for free at the VA two years ago. No shingles yet. I also got the Prevnar 13 pneumonia shot also. I have a very compromised immune system. No side effects from either shot.
Reb

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Measles

May 5, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
rickdun wrote:
Another vaccine to think about (if over 50) is shingles shot, that’s very painful if you get them like AuntBee mentioned.

I got the pneumonia shot about 3 years ago and got pneumonia 10 months later.

Most vaccines are only a certain percentage effective, but, better safe than sorry.

Rick, with the way you wrote that, you may have led people to believe that the shingles SHOT is painful. It isn’t. The shingles infection is very painful. I know people who have had it. I got the shot for free at the VA two years ago. No shingles yet. I also got the Prevnar 13 pneumonia shot also. I have a very compromised immune system. No side effects from either shot.
Reb

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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

May 4, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
MADE IN AMERICA wrote:
Anything less than 38 caliber is not a defensive handgun round in my opinion. That being said and so very justifiably. Smith, Colt and Ruger all have much to choose from. 38 Spl leaves something to be desired but its adequate for most cases. Dont settle for less.

The original poster, Aunt Bee, stated that she had arthritic hands and could not tolerate the recoil. A 22 makes a lot more sense than assaulting an intruder with a kitty litter scoop. I don’t think that you want to make Aunt Bee mad. She gets even. :evil:
Reb

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Is this the end?

May 2, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
anita wrote:

rebnavy1862 wrote:Oh…………………nevermind.
Reb

Actually, they’d be mighty good company if they were the Olde Virginians like Washington, Jefferson, Monroe, Madison, Tyler, Henry, Lee, Jackson, and one of my favorites, Billy Mahone. Got a lot of questions for them.
The Virginians we have now are all from Joisey and NYC. Ain’t the same anymore.

I assume you heard the joke. (Virginians, not virgins, is the punchline.) If not, let me know.

Actually, I wrote the joke :D

Reb
Just kidding

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Is this the end?

May 1, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
rickdun wrote:

rebnavy1862 wrote:Reb
Never cuddled up in a fox hole with other men like some marines I know

I assume that is directed at me Reb, I love the Navy, BUT you know there was always differences between the two branches. I spent time on an LST going from Okinawa to VietNam and all the squids did was wonder around like they were lost, at least we had guard duty so nobody would steal our amtracs.

All kidding aside, if it weren’t for a wonderful Navy Corpsman ( I still keep in touch with him), I may have lost at least one leg, thanks to him I have both legs.

Sempri Fi Reb.

For those of you who don’t know, marines would give their all to save a corpsman and the gesture was reciprocated by corpsmen.
I’m gonna let you slide, using the term “squid”. Usually only squids could call other squids “squid”.
We might have run into each other if my orders weren’t changed. I was going to be sent to the 3rd (?) Marines in Okinawa and then to Nam in
1970.
Reb

Statistics: Posted by rebnavy1862 — Mon May 01, 2017 5:33 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Is this the end?

May 1, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
rickdun wrote:

rebnavy1862 wrote:Reb
Never cuddled up in a fox hole with other men like some marines I know

I assume that is directed at me Reb, I love the Navy, BUT you know there was always differences between the two branches. I spent time on an LST going from Okinawa to VietNam and all the squids did was wonder around like they were lost, at least we had guard duty so nobody would steal our amtracs.

All kidding aside, if it weren’t for a wonderful Navy Corpsman ( I still keep in touch with him), I may have lost at least one leg, thanks to him I have both legs.

Sempri Fi Reb.

For those of you who don’t know, marines would give their all to save a corpsman and the gesture was reciprocated by corpsmen.
I’m gonna let you slide, using the term “squid”. Usually only squids could call other squids “squid”.
We might have run into each other if my orders weren’t changed. I was going to be sent to the 3rd (?) Marines in Okinawa and then to Nam in
1970.
Reb

Statistics: Posted by rebnavy1862 — Mon May 01, 2017 5:33 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Is this the end?

May 1, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
rickdun wrote:

rebnavy1862 wrote:Reb
Never cuddled up in a fox hole with other men like some marines I know

I assume that is directed at me Reb, I love the Navy, BUT you know there was always differences between the two branches. I spent time on an LST going from Okinawa to VietNam and all the squids did was wonder around like they were lost, at least we had guard duty so nobody would steal our amtracs.

All kidding aside, if it weren’t for a wonderful Navy Corpsman ( I still keep in touch with him), I may have lost at least one leg, thanks to him I have both legs.

Sempri Fi Reb.

Rick, I used the word “marines”, plural. The comment was directed at Gunns also. He was a jarhead too.

I was navy medical. At sea, we worked long hours trying to cure the god-awful veneral diseases that the marines pick up at port calls.
I had orders in 1970 to go FMF with the marines as a corpsman** headed to Nam. Thank God, my orders were changed before I deployed.
Reb

** Obama’s pronounciation: Instead of the correct “kore-man”, the Kenyan idiot called us “corpse-men”. :shakeno:

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Is this the end?

May 1, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
rickdun wrote:

rebnavy1862 wrote:Reb
Never cuddled up in a fox hole with other men like some marines I know

I assume that is directed at me Reb, I love the Navy, BUT you know there was always differences between the two branches. I spent time on an LST going from Okinawa to VietNam and all the squids did was wonder around like they were lost, at least we had guard duty so nobody would steal our amtracs.

All kidding aside, if it weren’t for a wonderful Navy Corpsman ( I still keep in touch with him), I may have lost at least one leg, thanks to him I have both legs.

Sempri Fi Reb.

Rick, I used the word “marines”, plural. The comment was directed at Gunns also. He was a jarhead too.

I was navy medical. At sea, we worked long hours trying to cure the god-awful veneral diseases that the marines pick up at port calls.
I had orders in 1970 to go FMF with the marines as a corpsman** headed to Nam. Thank God, my orders were changed before I deployed.
Reb

** Obama’s pronounciation: Instead of the correct “kore-man”, the Kenyan idiot called us “corpse-men”. :shakeno:

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: MAY 2017 – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?

May 1, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
April was great not counting being sick for 3 weeks….Entire house got it…A good reminder for isolation procedures to have in place in the event of pandemic.

Continuing to get experience in Gardening…
Cantaloupes for the first time,
redid some beds,
hatched praying mantis eggs(seems like a waste),
continuing research on moving location(Wife needs to be happy),
added 2 new areas of preps,

and made bread from scratch for the first time ever growing my knowledge and skills there….Bread turned out AMAZING…Pretty happy for a first timer…. :thumbup:
But did you eat the whole loaf at one sitting?
Reb

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Statistics: Posted by rebnavy1862 — Mon May 01, 2017 2:46 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Is this the end?

May 1, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
Gunns wrote:

rebnavy1862 wrote:Oh…………………nevermind.
Reb

Actually, they’d be mighty good company if they were the Olde Virginians like Washington, Jefferson, Monroe, Madison, Tyler, Henry, Lee, Jackson, and one of my favorites, Billy Mahone. Got a lot of questions for them.
The Virginians we have now are all from Joisey and NYC. Ain’t the same anymore.

Mmmm. Reb never pictured you spending eternity with other men.

:whistling:

EVERYBODY, meaning male and female, will be there. That means all my ex-girlfriends. My ex-wife won’t be there, she’s burning in hell.
At least that’s where I told her to go and what to do when she got there.
I wonder: What happens when you are with your wife and you run into an old girlfriend in the afterlife? My wife is understanding but not
THAT understanding. I mean, my wife ain’t Hildabeast and I sure ain’t Bill Clinton.
Hmmmmm

Reb
Never cuddled up in a fox hole with other men like some marines I know :whistling:

Statistics: Posted by rebnavy1862 — Mon May 01, 2017 2:42 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Is this the end?

May 1, 2017 rebnavy1862 0

Oh…………………nevermind.
Reb

Actually, they’d be mighty good company if they were the Olde Virginians like Washington, Jefferson, Monroe, Madison, Tyler, Henry, Lee, Jackson, and one of my favorites, Billy Mahone. Got a lot of questions for them.
The Virginians we have now are all from Joisey and NYC. Ain’t the same anymore.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Is this the end?

April 29, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
anita wrote:
Maybe Ray is on an extended camping trip with his son??

A lot of people have dropped off recently. At least Bee popped in again. :D

I think I made Ray mad. He was citing racial events, in the south, that happened 55 years ago. He was using this as an example of the present day south. Not true. I told him to “look to his own house”, meaning clean up Detroit and Chicago, before criticizing my homeland.
I like Ray. I hope he is getting out of Detroit.
Reb

Statistics: Posted by rebnavy1862 — Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:15 pm