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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Tinctures – please tell me more!

April 12, 2017 Senah 0

I love medicinal herbs as well, and would say that Michael Moore’s books are excellent.

I grow many of my own, and purchased a GPS unit with geotagging for foraging herbs. I tag where I find them (often in the off-season) so that I know where to get them the next year, then note when they are blossoming so that I remember to go at that time the next year. This really helps with my foraging because you use different parts of the plants for different purposes. With my medicinal garden it is easier because I can just walk outside. One thing I would say is that having a greenhouse is nice because some of the more useful ones (and edible ones) I keep year round, but I grow huge amounts of my utilitarian ones in the summer and process them in early fall.

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Tinctures – please tell me more!

April 12, 2017 Senah 0

I love medicinal herbs as well, and would say that Michael Moore’s books are excellent.

I grow many of my own, and purchased a GPS unit with geotagging for foraging herbs. I tag where I find them (often in the off-season) so that I know where to get them the next year, then note when they are blossoming so that I remember to go at that time the next year. This really helps with my foraging because you use different parts of the plants for different purposes. With my medicinal garden it is easier because I can just walk outside. One thing I would say is that having a greenhouse is nice because some of the more useful ones (and edible ones) I keep year round, but I grow huge amounts of my utilitarian ones in the summer and process them in early fall.

Statistics: Posted by Senah — Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:44 pm


Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

April 12, 2017 Senah 0

I would echo the others and say if you can get to a range and try out several (or take a Handgun 1 class where they let you do so), that would be best. When I got my first one I was surprised that the one I was ready to buy after reading all the reviews was the one I liked least (it just fit my hand very poorly).

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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

April 12, 2017 Senah 0

I would echo the others and say if you can get to a range and try out several (or take a Handgun 1 class where they let you do so), that would be best. When I got my first one I was surprised that the one I was ready to buy after reading all the reviews was the one I liked least (it just fit my hand very poorly).

Statistics: Posted by Senah — Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:41 pm


Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

April 12, 2017 Prepper Bot 0

Price: $12.96Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 AcreAuthor: Brett L. MarkhamBrand: Markham, Brett L.Label: Skyhorse PublishingManufacturer: Skyhorse PublishingPublisher: Skyhorse PublishingStudio: Skyhorse Publishing
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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

April 12, 2017 Photon Guy 0
AuntBee wrote:
Thank you all very much for all the advice! I agree that try before you buy is the best way to go, but NY keeps you in a headlock until you get your permit. A local range has a ton of firearms you can rent for an hour or so to try them out, but they can’t do that until you have your @!3&% permit. The guy I have as a teacher is not going to risk his teaching license, so there we are.

What I want is a starter gun. I know a .22 doesn’t have a lot of stopping power unless you’re a great marksman or get lucky, but it’s also more likely to be acceptable to a judge who doesn’t think wimmin folk should have guns. I thought that judge had been replaced, but he’s still there. It’d be my luck to get that one. :x

Don’t you all wish you lived in New York? Wait til Hillary runs for Mayor!

Aunt Bee
Has no one to blame but herself

My advice come to Pennsylvania. They’ve got good shooting ranges and some of the ranges will let you rent guns without a permit. One of the ranges I would recommend is the Heritage Guild in Easton and they’ve got a good selection to rent from. http://www.heritageguild.com
There is also the Sunset Hill Range in Henryville although they’re a bit more expensive. To shoot there you have to buy a membership. The membership is good for a year and not overly expensive but it is an expense nonetheless. They do have some guns in .22 you can rent although not the ones you’re looking at. Nevertheless you might want to swing by. http://sunset-range.com/directions
Hopefully Hillary wont run for mayor if she goes to prison like she should.
BTW, if and when you do visit PA don’t be surprised if you want to stay permanently.

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:20 pm


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

April 12, 2017 Photon Guy 0
AuntBee wrote:
Thank you all very much for all the advice! I agree that try before you buy is the best way to go, but NY keeps you in a headlock until you get your permit. A local range has a ton of firearms you can rent for an hour or so to try them out, but they can’t do that until you have your @!3&% permit. The guy I have as a teacher is not going to risk his teaching license, so there we are.

What I want is a starter gun. I know a .22 doesn’t have a lot of stopping power unless you’re a great marksman or get lucky, but it’s also more likely to be acceptable to a judge who doesn’t think wimmin folk should have guns. I thought that judge had been replaced, but he’s still there. It’d be my luck to get that one. :x

Don’t you all wish you lived in New York? Wait til Hillary runs for Mayor!

Aunt Bee
Has no one to blame but herself

My advice come to Pennsylvania. They’ve got good shooting ranges and some of the ranges will let you rent guns without a permit. One of the ranges I would recommend is the Heritage Guild in Easton and they’ve got a good selection to rent from. http://www.heritageguild.com
There is also the Sunset Hill Range in Henryville although they’re a bit more expensive. To shoot there you have to buy a membership. The membership is good for a year and not overly expensive but it is an expense nonetheless. They do have some guns in .22 you can rent although not the ones you’re looking at. Nevertheless you might want to swing by. http://sunset-range.com/directions
Hopefully Hillary wont run for mayor if she goes to prison like she should.
BTW, if and when you do visit PA don’t be surprised if you want to stay permanently.

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:20 pm


More Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency

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Dead: The Ugly Beginning

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Primal Shift: Part 1: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller

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Primal Shift: Part 1: A Post Apocalyptic ThrillerAuthor: Griffin HayesLabel: Trebor BooksManufacturer: Trebor BooksPublisher: Trebor BooksStudio: Trebor Books
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BOB’s & BOV’s • Tools

April 12, 2017 Permafrost 0

Was not sure where to put this, but it involves vehicles so I figured this was as good a place as any.

I recently got back to town from the cabin and yesterday I decided to finally fire up my old diesel truck and go into town. Needless to say I broke down. Shredded the serpentine belt, probably because it has not been used in forever and I should have checked before I left. Normally this is not a big deal. I carry a spare belt along with a extra alternator and power steering pump, tensioner & idler pulleys, fluids and filters, and even a spare mechanical fuel injection pump & fuel tank lift pump. It was when I went to change it that I ran into problems, all of my tools (and there are a lot of them) are still packed on my snowmachine & freight sled. I got running by buying some cheep wrenches & double wrenching (pales in comparison to a serpentine belt tool) to get the new belt on, but it was a wake up call about my memory. I had enough parts in the back seat of my truck to fix most common problems, but I had forgotten to switch the tools over from my winter transport to my spring ride.

I figured I would post this as a reminder to all to make sure they have their vehicles fully stocked when they use them. I know I am looking at getting triple sets of tools now (boat, snowmachine, truck) so that this does not happen again, even cheep yard sale tools are better than none.

Statistics: Posted by Permafrost — Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:28 pm


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BOB’s & BOV’s • Tools

April 12, 2017 Permafrost 0

Was not sure where to put this, but it involves vehicles so I figured this was as good a place as any.

I recently got back to town from the cabin and yesterday I decided to finally fire up my old diesel truck and go into town. Needless to say I broke down. Shredded the serpentine belt, probably because it has not been used in forever and I should have checked before I left. Normally this is not a big deal. I carry a spare belt along with a extra alternator and power steering pump, tensioner & idler pulleys, fluids and filters, and even a spare mechanical fuel injection pump & fuel tank lift pump. It was when I went to change it that I ran into problems, all of my tools (and there are a lot of them) are still packed on my snowmachine & freight sled. I got running by buying some cheep wrenches & double wrenching (pales in comparison to a serpentine belt tool) to get the new belt on, but it was a wake up call about my memory. I had enough parts in the back seat of my truck to fix most common problems, but I had forgotten to switch the tools over from my winter transport to my spring ride.

I figured I would post this as a reminder to all to make sure they have their vehicles fully stocked when they use them. I know I am looking at getting triple sets of tools now (boat, snowmachine, truck) so that this does not happen again, even cheep yard sale tools are better than none.

Statistics: Posted by Permafrost — Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:28 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Supermarket Sweep – Prepper style

April 12, 2017 AuntBee 0

My first thought was to raid Swamp’s Cartel and Emporium, but then I remembered the ‘gator guards.

This is a fun game. I tried to get myself out of prepper mindset and go for comfort items. Things that might not have a long shelf life, but that’s okay because you figure you’d consume or barter those things in short order. About half successful.

First the cart. Since you only have one, you want to make sure to get one of those big old metal ones, not those new plastic things that they made skinnier to fit down narrow aisles full of paralyzed shoppers who stop dead in the middle of the bread row.

First stop, case of beer (bottles), six packs of Coke, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper. Big bag of dry cat food that I’m too cheap to buy usually. That would probably mostly fill up bottom rack. While I’m there, a few catnip toys and the froofy gourmet cat food that her majesty prefers. (No, it’s not all about the cat.)*

I’d also get some baby formula and rice cereal, just in case. Hard candy, chocolate bars, chocolate chips, brownie mix, baking powder, extra oil, spices like vanilla beans, whole nutmeg, peppercorns, cloves, mixed spices like lemon pepper, Adobo. Truvia, coffee coffee coffee (whole beans). Jello and pudding mixes.

Kitchen scissors, ice cube trays, paper plates, bowls, and cups. Batteries, flashlights, lamp oil, still more matches and disposible lighters. Surf wax for coating cheese.

Hard cheese. Eggs. More cheese.

Peroxide, Rubbing alcohol, vitamins, protein powder, disposable razors. Puzzle books, coloring books, trashy romances.

The problem I see here is that I’m counting on my shopping cart being bottomless, like Mary Poppins’ satchel. And overestimating my ability to get all that stuff in the time alotted.

I’d take the cart, too, though. :thumbsup:

Aunt Bee
*The cat, of course, thinks differently

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:23 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Supermarket Sweep – Prepper style

April 12, 2017 AuntBee 0

My first thought was to raid Swamp’s Cartel and Emporium, but then I remembered the ‘gator guards.

This is a fun game. I tried to get myself out of prepper mindset and go for comfort items. Things that might not have a long shelf life, but that’s okay because you figure you’d consume or barter those things in short order. About half successful.

First the cart. Since you only have one, you want to make sure to get one of those big old metal ones, not those new plastic things that they made skinnier to fit down narrow aisles full of paralyzed shoppers who stop dead in the middle of the bread row.

First stop, case of beer (bottles), six packs of Coke, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper. Big bag of dry cat food that I’m too cheap to buy usually. That would probably mostly fill up bottom rack. While I’m there, a few catnip toys and the froofy gourmet cat food that her majesty prefers. (No, it’s not all about the cat.)*

I’d also get some baby formula and rice cereal, just in case. Hard candy, chocolate bars, chocolate chips, brownie mix, baking powder, extra oil, spices like vanilla beans, whole nutmeg, peppercorns, cloves, mixed spices like lemon pepper, Adobo. Truvia, coffee coffee coffee (whole beans). Jello and pudding mixes.

Kitchen scissors, ice cube trays, paper plates, bowls, and cups. Batteries, flashlights, lamp oil, still more matches and disposible lighters. Surf wax for coating cheese.

Hard cheese. Eggs. More cheese.

Peroxide, Rubbing alcohol, vitamins, protein powder, disposable razors. Puzzle books, coloring books, trashy romances.

The problem I see here is that I’m counting on my shopping cart being bottomless, like Mary Poppins’ satchel. And overestimating my ability to get all that stuff in the time alotted.

I’d take the cart, too, though. :thumbsup:

Aunt Bee
*The cat, of course, thinks differently

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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

April 12, 2017 AuntBee 0

Thank you all very much for all the advice! I agree that try before you buy is the best way to go, but NY keeps you in a headlock until you get your permit. A local range has a ton of firearms you can rent for an hour or so to try them out, but they can’t do that until you have your @!3&% permit. The guy I have as a teacher is not going to risk his teaching license, so there we are.

What I want is a starter gun. I know a .22 doesn’t have a lot of stopping power unless you’re a great marksman or get lucky, but it’s also more likely to be acceptable to a judge who doesn’t think wimmin folk should have guns. I thought that judge had been replaced, but he’s still there. It’d be my luck to get that one. :x

Don’t you all wish you lived in New York? Wait til Hillary runs for Mayor!

Aunt Bee
Has no one to blame but herself

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:23 am


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Guns • Re: Handgun recommendation requested

April 12, 2017 AuntBee 0

Thank you all very much for all the advice! I agree that try before you buy is the best way to go, but NY keeps you in a headlock until you get your permit. A local range has a ton of firearms you can rent for an hour or so to try them out, but they can’t do that until you have your @!3&% permit. The guy I have as a teacher is not going to risk his teaching license, so there we are.

What I want is a starter gun. I know a .22 doesn’t have a lot of stopping power unless you’re a great marksman or get lucky, but it’s also more likely to be acceptable to a judge who doesn’t think wimmin folk should have guns. I thought that judge had been replaced, but he’s still there. It’d be my luck to get that one. :x

Don’t you all wish you lived in New York? Wait til Hillary runs for Mayor!

Aunt Bee
Has no one to blame but herself

Statistics: Posted by AuntBee — Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:23 am


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A.N.T.S. • Any Word on a ANTS Camp This Year?

April 12, 2017 Cadit 0

Hi all: has there been any talk of a meet-up of ANTS in the Charlotte and Monroe, NC of lately? Would love to hit the woods for a few days and meet some friends I haven’t met yet. Talk over issues and training, check each other ways to prepare a meal and such. Just hope I find one not too far away, I an old fart that doesn’t travel as much any more. Saving my energy for when I will need it.LOL

Well; keep it dry, take a knee and stop, look and listen. They are out there!!!! :thumbup: And overhead.

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A.N.T.S. • Any Word on a ANTS Camp This Year?

April 12, 2017 Cadit 0

Hi all: has there been any talk of a meet-up of ANTS in the Charlotte and Monroe, NC of lately? Would love to hit the woods for a few days and meet some friends I haven’t met yet. Talk over issues and training, check each other ways to prepare a meal and such. Just hope I find one not too far away, I an old fart that doesn’t travel as much any more. Saving my energy for when I will need it.LOL

Well; keep it dry, take a knee and stop, look and listen. They are out there!!!! :thumbup: And overhead.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:18 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Is this the Calm Before the Storm

April 12, 2017 Cadit 0

Every well put; and we all have a hand in our and our kids future. As you have heard; its not over until the fat lady sings. There’s a lot of hard work ahead of us who doesn’t want a government that the people are afraid of; nor do we want one that is weak and unable to fend for itself. It took years upon years for America to become a beacon to the world, but now the world wants to smack us down and why? Our leaders; that think they are the lords of this world, and they get involved in every conflict around the globe. They need to start looking homeward, seeing the issues and strife born out of greed for power. But they need to remember that a government can rule over its people as long as they fear it, but one day; the people will no longer fear and it will be time to pay the piper. With as many guns in the hands of its citizens, there is not way outside of bombing its own people to subdue its people. That’s why they are trying to turn us against each other, to do their work for them.

We have too many officials on office that are not lovers of freedom. They want to be overlord’s or something like that. I read a white sheet sometime back, and they are talking about creating or dividing the country into nine (9) sections or territories and each having a overseer. it would be a nine (9) populaces states where all the citizens would be housed together. I don’t think that will ever happen, but if they should try, I think there will be hell to pay and blood to spill. We need to pull out of the United Nations, they’re our biggest problem. They are the ones pulling the strings for the worlds money makers. And we need to cut those strings.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Is this the Calm Before the Storm

April 12, 2017 Cadit 0

Every well put; and we all have a hand in our and our kids future. As you have heard; its not over until the fat lady sings. There’s a lot of hard work ahead of us who doesn’t want a government that the people are afraid of; nor do we want one that is weak and unable to fend for itself. It took years upon years for America to become a beacon to the world, but now the world wants to smack us down and why? Our leaders; that think they are the lords of this world, and they get involved in every conflict around the globe. They need to start looking homeward, seeing the issues and strife born out of greed for power. But they need to remember that a government can rule over its people as long as they fear it, but one day; the people will no longer fear and it will be time to pay the piper. With as many guns in the hands of its citizens, there is not way outside of bombing its own people to subdue its people. That’s why they are trying to turn us against each other, to do their work for them.

We have too many officials on office that are not lovers of freedom. They want to be overlord’s or something like that. I read a white sheet sometime back, and they are talking about creating or dividing the country into nine (9) sections or territories and each having a overseer. it would be a nine (9) populaces states where all the citizens would be housed together. I don’t think that will ever happen, but if they should try, I think there will be hell to pay and blood to spill. We need to pull out of the United Nations, they’re our biggest problem. They are the ones pulling the strings for the worlds money makers. And we need to cut those strings.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:09 am