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

May 11, 2017 Cin 0

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.

Now, here’s an idea I can get behind – tell me more about these claymores! :D

Statistics: Posted by Cin — Thu May 11, 2017 6:59 pm


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Construction Cornerstone • Re: Phillips screws vs regular screws

May 11, 2017 Photon Guy 0
Gunns wrote:
And there ladies and gentlemen is a very good history lesson. Thanks Everyman I had no idea and this kind of stuff is cool to hear or read.

On another note, welcome back.

I use almost exclusively Serrated Head Star Drive screws.

Well it is a good lesson but anyway Gunns, its nice to have you reply to this thread, and especially considering your username that brings me up to my next point, the screws in guns are all too often single slot screws. What drove me to start this thread is this screw in my Heritage Rough Rider revolver that’s a single slot screw and all my small screwdrivers are phillips screw drivers. Now you don’t use glue with the screws in guns and stuff isn’t going to get into the slots, especially if you keep the gun well cleaned. So it makes sense that the screws in guns would always be Phillips screws.

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Thu May 11, 2017 1:45 pm


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Construction Cornerstone • Re: Phillips screws vs regular screws

May 11, 2017 Photon Guy 0
Everyman wrote:
When wood was extensively used in yacht and ship building slotted wood screws were an absolute requirement. Boat hulls were typically built from clear cabinet grade mahogany screwed to oak frames. All the care in the construction was identical to fine cabinet making. The wood was treated as a precision material. When a hull was planked the planks were fastened to the frames with bronze screws that were counter bored into the planks. The counter bore was then filled with a plug that was glued in place. Often, after years of use the screws had to be replaced. The planks were fine but the screws would become wasted. So shipwrights would pull the plugs and replace the screws. One problem they always had was that the glue used to hold the plug filled the slot of the screw. It was a simple matter to take a straight bladed screwdriver and ‘chisel’ out the glue from the slot so a larger bit (turned by a brace) could be used to remove the screw. If you use a phillips head screw in this application it would be a nightmare to remove the screws because it is tedious to remove glue from a phillips head screw. The same thing is true of screws that are countersunk, puttied over and painted.

That makes sense, but most of the time you’re not going to be using screws where you’ve got glue or other stuff that can get in the slots so except for specific situations, such as the one you mentioned, I don’t see why phillips screws wouldn’t be used all the time.

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Thu May 11, 2017 1:42 pm


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Construction Cornerstone • Re: Phillips screws vs regular screws

May 11, 2017 Gunns 0
Everyman wrote:
When wood was extensively used in yacht and ship building slotted wood screws were an absolute requirement. Boat hulls were typically built from clear cabinet grade mahogany screwed to oak frames. All the care in the construction was identical to fine cabinet making. The wood was treated as a precision material. When a hull was planked the planks were fastened to the frames with bronze screws that were counter bored into the planks. The counter bore was then filled with a plug that was glued in place. Often, after years of use the screws had to be replaced. The planks were fine but the screws would become wasted. So shipwrights would pull the plugs and replace the screws. One problem they always had was that the glue used to hold the plug filled the slot of the screw. It was a simple matter to take a straight bladed screwdriver and ‘chisel’ out the glue from the slot so a larger bit (turned by a brace) could be used to remove the screw. If you use a phillips head screw in this application it would be a nightmare to remove the screws because it is tedious to remove glue from a phillips head screw. The same thing is true of screws that are countersunk, puttied over and painted.

And there ladies and gentlemen is a very good history lesson. Thanks Everyman I had no idea and this kind of stuff is cool to hear or read.

On another note, welcome back.

I use almost exclusively Serrated Head Star Drive screws.

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Water • Re: Lifesaver Cube Water Filtration Review and Thoughts

May 11, 2017 Gunns 0
daaswampman wrote:

Gunns wrote:I bought Berkey with the black filters. He failed miserably out of the box. The filter seal was leaking and I did a red dye test and it did zero filtering. If I had relied on that filter to save my life I would have been dead.

So I put together my own with buckets and “Ceramic Dome Water Filter Element with Silver for Anti-Bacterial Purification”. I did the red dye test on this and it worked flawlessly. Though I am the paranoid kind so I also have many Sawyer water filters.

Do you have a link to the filters you are using? I have also had issues with the Berkey filters not being properly seated and sealed. During an emergency, is not the time to be testing your toys. Swamp

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This is what I got. I got two of them. I tested them to make sure that the red dye did not get through to the filtered water.

What really makes me angry about Berkey is they have Zero Honor or Integrity. I called them about the red dye test failure and talked to several people and they said I was nuts that no filter could pass that test. I even took some pictures of the test.

Now, Berkey says they invented the red dye test. Liars liars pants on fire. I will never buy their products.

Not sure where it was invented or who came up with it but I saw a video by another prepper doing it years ago.

I keep a bottle of red dye with each of my filtration systems just so after I put it together, I can test it. If anyone is using a filtration system I recommend testing it with red dye at least after you change the filters. If it isn’t removing the dye, you could die or come seriously sick in SHTF.

Statistics: Posted by Gunns — Thu May 11, 2017 9:25 am


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General Canning Topics • Re: Free Home Canning Guide

May 11, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
LetsPrep11 wrote:
Sorry! This link that has the complete guide.

http://www.healthycanning.com/wp-content/uploads/USDA-Complete-Guide-to-Home-Canning-2015-revision.pdf

Driven: The print is ‘Huge’ so you can read the directions from across the room! LOL Also, if they Scream the directions we might follow them.

LOL….Sounds about right. :)

Thanks again LP…. :wave:

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Thu May 11, 2017 9:05 am


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Water • Re: Lifesaver Cube Water Filtration Review and Thoughts

May 10, 2017 daaswampman 0
Gunns wrote:
I bought Berkey with the black filters. He failed miserably out of the box. The filter seal was leaking and I did a red dye test and it did zero filtering. If I had relied on that filter to save my life I would have been dead.

So I put together my own with buckets and “Ceramic Dome Water Filter Element with Silver for Anti-Bacterial Purification”. I did the red dye test on this and it worked flawlessly. Though I am the paranoid kind so I also have many Sawyer water filters.

Do you have a link to the filters you are using? I have also had issues with the Berkey filters not being properly seated and sealed. During an emergency, is not the time to be testing your toys. Swamp

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Wed May 10, 2017 4:51 pm


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Re: Server Upgrade is Complete – Post Errors Here

May 10, 2017 journeybegins 0

Sad that the group is no longer talking. But, I hadn’t been in for a long time myself. Well I am back even though the climate is less frightening, I do believe that N. Kor ea is up to no good. Wanted to check in and see if there are any like minded people in my area.

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Stories and Fiction • Re: Homeless? Life After a House Fire.

May 10, 2017 rj5156 0

My routine changes with the seasons of course. Not done very well remembering to schedule in time for keeping our posts updated. I HAVE done a good job of getting pictures resized and uploaded as I take them so I do not feel overwhelmed like I have, when I have not kept up as regularly as I might like to. Usually I have a couple days running the generator a week doing laundry and such, and I tend to use that time to post online. Lately I have been running the vacuum sealer instead and it sure keeps me hopping! I can just about keep it going full speed if I apply myself. Fortunately that’s done now, until we see something on sale that is;) Be biting that off in reasonable size jobs from here out. Might do some deeper pantry storage in bigger containers but we are hopefully done with the marathon project. It was worth it by the way.

The medicinal herb project is ongoing and I’ll have more to share about that. We’re still learning and work continues on food storage, keeping a year supply of food on hand for two hard working adults is no small task and our next project after we finish the herbs will be a hard look at how much of that food we can reasonably produce ourselves. May be next year before we get very far with that but more time planning and researching often pays out. So we’re back on track on most fronts now.

Three years. We notice a lot of it it is not very clear in our memories now, and figure that might be a kindness. Guess we started here a few months after the fact, and I would have to look to see just what month the fire happened. Seems to me it was June. Coming right up. We might still be a little bit anxious about leaving the place but we figure that has more to do with the overall stress than just the fire. We’re sleeping well. I am READING!!! Enjoying Catherine Ryan Hyde a lot right now. Having a little bit of a social life. Getting out with Mom. Got projects planned at her place. I am holding around 130 pretty consistently. See how long that lasts when I dig into the summertime work here but my clothes fit again. My hair grew back as thick as it was before. Haven’t had that painful tic under my eye in a very long time. We do not levitate when the phone rings any more. We just see who it is and hope it isn’t a trash call.

Not doing as well with some long-term projects as we’d like but that’s probably pretty normal. We are all individuals but I do not think we have taken “too long” to climb back up. I expect we’ve thought we were doing better than we actually were all along. We did make ourselves a fair amount of work through being stressed and stupid or under a gun to deal with something we were NOT prepared to do in our usual fashion. Some we knew we were doing and some we just did not have the resources or ability to think through at the time. Think we’ve mostly gotten through that now.

I do not think there is a right or wrong with stress and pressure and loss. We all do the best we can and whoever we are and however we manage is just good enough. I feel pretty blessed that we had that moment when we thought to think and talk about how we would behave and choose to think and feel after the fire – before the worst of it all hit our lives. I believe that has helped us more than we can even suspect. I hope our sharing has helped others who struggle.

Laundry calls, left the loads with lots of small stuff to fold for last. Hung some out and it’s clouding up, might have to run out and collect it off the line. Not heard from Brian yet. If he has a very long day I might carry on catching up our news for a while today. Been making it a habit to keep the evening free and have all the day’s projects put away so we can really enjoy the time we do get. Took longer to get some things done but it has sure been worth it.

Statistics: Posted by rj5156 — Wed May 10, 2017 3:04 pm


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Stories and Fiction • Re: Homeless? Life After a House Fire.

May 10, 2017 rj5156 0

The Mexican and Indian food is also about learning to eat what we can store most easily. Both rely on grains and legumes, with plenty of spices to make it more interesting to eat. There is a lot of crossover in the spices used too, which is why we chose these two as our recreational cooking project for the moment. Ginger and garlic paste is a big deal in Indian food. We can grow garlic. Might even be able to grow ginger but keeping it is another matter. We’re experimenting with fermentation of course. Finally figured we were ready for a serious food processor and we’re making good use of it!

Equal amounts of ginger and garlic. Usual tablespoon of kosher salt per quart by volume.

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It is pretty!

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Worked up a pepper mix too. 6 each pobleno, ancho and jalepeno peppers. Seeded and de-veined, chopped fairly fine and we added a quarter cup of plain yogurt. This is a general version of a specific recipe we found online that said the yogurt helped peppers ferment instead of molding as they are prone to do. Let you know how that comes out.

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Didn’t take long. Cleanup wasn’t even much work.

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I would expect fermented foods to keep quite a long time without commercial refrigeration. A cellar, or better yet a spring-house or evaporative cooling setup would work well. Might last longer in a fridge but if one grows a garden there would be fresh offerings for fermentation in quite a bit less than a year. I can attest that cooler sours more slowly, and foods with less starch do not seem to get as sour over long periods of time. The huge bonus is in acidifying food enough to water bath instead of pressure cooking.

Think I’ll spell out that in a SHTF situation knowing how to ferment foods might be an extremely big deal. Remember salt is not strictly necessary, it just gives the lactobacteria an advantage.

Statistics: Posted by rj5156 — Wed May 10, 2017 2:36 pm