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Other weapons • Re: chemical pest control

April 5, 2017 rickdun 0

CastIron, I forgot to mention the coyote hunts. Seems like all the sportsman clubs around the area have coyotes hunts, crow hunts, groundhog hunts, etc..

Money prizes for the biggest, most shot, etc.. Have been to many of them.

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Food & Water • Re: Mylar Bag Fiasco… What is going on??

April 5, 2017 Illini Warrior 0

mylar bags shouldn’t be folded – can’t be sharply creased at all ….. gentle roll or better yet shipped flat

it’s not common for pinholes – common cause is the production use of the outer roll sheets to make bags – they are supposed to be shed as waste and a write off to proper production …. sounds like your holes were transport related …

another problem that occurs on occasion is a contamination smell ….

no idea why Discount Bags customer service told you holes are that common and OK – they’re junk – Discount certainly doesn’t knowingly ship out damaged product … the owners of Discount are fellow preppers and belong to most of the major sites ….

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Other weapons • Re: chemical pest control

April 5, 2017 oldasrocks 0

I thought those gas bombs were outlawed years ago.?????

Lots of coyotes in this area. They cross the pasture east of me right next to the fence and drive the dogs crazy. Never have a gun when I see one.

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Food & Water • Re: Mylar Bag Fiasco… What is going on??

April 5, 2017 Murby 0

I ordered the bags from Walmart.. They were very good about processing the return with a prepaid shipping label… I explained why they were damaged so they could avoid it when they sent replacements.

The replacements arrived with the exact same damage.. again, on the phone, easy return policy, they sent another replacement. Spent 20 minutes explaining why the bags are damaged and that every order they send out this way to people is going to be the same problem. The customer service took notes and said they’d repackage them.

Got the third package and again the exact same thing.. same damage, (more of it actually), same packaging. Another easy return, this time I requested a refund as I gave up with them.. They refunded my money AND sent me a $20 gift card to my email.

So I called up DiscountMylarBags.com and asked them if this is normal and they said YES.. It is normal for mylar bags to have pinholes in them but that they are still water-tight.. HUH?????????????? Normal to have damage?????

Sorry, but WHAT THE F#%%???

Statistics: Posted by Murby — Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:50 pm


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Food & Water • Re: Mylar Bag Fiasco… What is going on??

April 5, 2017 Murby 0

I ordered the bags from Walmart.. They were very good about processing the return with a prepaid shipping label… I explained why they were damaged so they could avoid it when they sent replacements.

The replacements arrived with the exact same damage.. again, on the phone, easy return policy, they sent another replacement. Spent 20 minutes explaining why the bags are damaged and that every order they send out this way to people is going to be the same problem. The customer service took notes and said they’d repackage them.

Got the third package and again the exact same thing.. same damage, (more of it actually), same packaging. Another easy return, this time I requested a refund as I gave up with them.. They refunded my money AND sent me a $20 gift card to my email.

So I called up DiscountMylarBags.com and asked them if this is normal and they said YES.. It is normal for mylar bags to have pinholes in them but that they are still water-tight.. HUH?????????????? Normal to have damage?????

Sorry, but WHAT THE F#%%???

Statistics: Posted by Murby — Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:50 pm


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Other weapons • Re: chemical pest control

April 5, 2017 Cast Iron 0

Who the heck thought that was a good idea?

I agree with RickDun.

I know in some areas out in the West they have coy competitions.
In the summer, every year, I wake up from a dead sleep to the sound of coy howling in the not so far distance.
Once, while the wife and I were moving the cows, late one afternoon, early evening, heard a pack close by. Like still on our property, quarter mile close. Enough to make your hair stand on end.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:44 pm


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Other weapons • Re: chemical pest control

April 5, 2017 Cast Iron 0

Who the heck thought that was a good idea?

I agree with RickDun.

I know in some areas out in the West they have coy competitions.
In the summer, every year, I wake up from a dead sleep to the sound of coy howling in the not so far distance.
Once, while the wife and I were moving the cows, late one afternoon, early evening, heard a pack close by. Like still on our property, quarter mile close. Enough to make your hair stand on end.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:44 pm


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Food & Water • Mylar Bag Fiasco… What is going on??

April 5, 2017 Murby 0

I ordered some 5 gallon mylar bags from an online supplier and they arrived double folded in a plastic envelope..

When you open a bag and hold them to the day light, you can see 6 to 10 holes where light is coming through right were the bag was creased and folded. Of course, it also gets bounced around in the UPS truck and the edges get crumpled.

Are holes in the large 5 gallon bags normal? They won’t leak water but they will certainly allow oxygen in since the aluminum shield has holes.

Opinions?

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Food & Water • Mylar Bag Fiasco… What is going on??

April 5, 2017 Murby 0

I ordered some 5 gallon mylar bags from an online supplier and they arrived double folded in a plastic envelope..

When you open a bag and hold them to the day light, you can see 6 to 10 holes where light is coming through right were the bag was creased and folded. Of course, it also gets bounced around in the UPS truck and the edges get crumpled.

Are holes in the large 5 gallon bags normal? They won’t leak water but they will certainly allow oxygen in since the aluminum shield has holes.

Opinions?

Statistics: Posted by Murby — Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:07 pm


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Other weapons • chemical pest control

April 5, 2017 NJMike 0

I found this story earlier:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/05/cy … s-use.html

The parents of an Idaho boy injured by a government-planted cyanide “bomb” have filed a petition calling on the White House to ban the controversial devices, used for decades by the Agriculture Department to control predators.

Here are the specifics on the device:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M44_%28cyanide_device%29

Doubt these are used in my area, but I was surprised a hazardous chemical agent like cyanide would be deployed for pest management in a projectile form, almost like a landmine. As the top story proves, the public can be exposed. Or someone with ill-intent could get access to these items.

Personally I think chemical projectors should be banned and instead more traditional methods should be used to cull predatory species. But while they remain in use, this could be a hazard to watch out for in a SHTF future, especially if the spider hole crowd or others re-purpose it.

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Other weapons • chemical pest control

April 5, 2017 NJMike 0

I found this story earlier:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/05/cy … s-use.html

The parents of an Idaho boy injured by a government-planted cyanide “bomb” have filed a petition calling on the White House to ban the controversial devices, used for decades by the Agriculture Department to control predators.

Here are the specifics on the device:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M44_%28cyanide_device%29

Doubt these are used in my area, but I was surprised a hazardous chemical agent like cyanide would be deployed for pest management in a projectile form, almost like a landmine. As the top story proves, the public can be exposed. Or someone with ill-intent could get access to these items.

Personally I think chemical projectors should be banned and instead more traditional methods should be used to cull predatory species. But while they remain in use, this could be a hazard to watch out for in a SHTF future, especially if the spider hole crowd or others re-purpose it.

Statistics: Posted by NJMike — Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:31 pm


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Defiance (The Defending Home Series Book 1)

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For Sale & Trade • Re: More about military field phones.

April 5, 2017 NJMike 0

Agree with TSK’s response above. Tip and ring voice has been put on cattle fencing in the past as long as the wires were separated.

Not alot of cattle fence in my area though. I keep some CAT5E and CAT6 UTP on 1000′ spools, and a mix of connecting hardware and tools.

In regards to coax, not sure but it might be possible with a passive balun adapter to convert back over to line cord. Lots of different types. Examples:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/CCTV-Camera- … s/47603780
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/contro … pi=1876%2C{creative}%2C{keyword}&is=REG&A=details

Read specs/descriptions carefully, the Walmart example says CAT5, but doesn’t have a plug&play RJ45 connector, it’s 2 wire terminal. Also, transmission type is assuming CATV or similar if the distances appear short. It may possibly work longer for field phone transmission, assuming it works. I’ll have to give it a try though. It would be useful to keep a coax crimper and appropriate ends on hand if that’s the goal.

I do need to look at the sound powered units as options. That’s better than stocking more D batteries.

Statistics: Posted by NJMike — Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:48 am


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For Sale & Trade • Re: More about military field phones.

April 5, 2017 NJMike 0

Agree with TSK’s response above. Tip and ring voice has been put on cattle fencing in the past as long as the wires were separated.

Not alot of cattle fence in my area though. I keep some CAT5E and CAT6 UTP on 1000′ spools, and a mix of connecting hardware and tools.

In regards to coax, not sure but it might be possible with a passive balun adapter to convert back over to line cord. Lots of different types. Examples:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/CCTV-Camera- … s/47603780
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/contro … pi=1876%2C{creative}%2C{keyword}&is=REG&A=details

Read specs/descriptions carefully, the Walmart example says CAT5, but doesn’t have a plug&play RJ45 connector, it’s 2 wire terminal. Also, transmission type is assuming CATV or similar if the distances appear short. It may possibly work longer for field phone transmission, assuming it works. I’ll have to give it a try though. It would be useful to keep a coax crimper and appropriate ends on hand if that’s the goal.

I do need to look at the sound powered units as options. That’s better than stocking more D batteries.

Statistics: Posted by NJMike — Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:48 am


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Check In Here New Jersey Preppers • Re: Greetings from SNJ

April 5, 2017 NJMike 0

Greetings Jonawal1069,

Welcome. The NJ specific forums don’t seem to be too busy, but I do check in occasionally and just saw your note.

I’m up for meeting some time. Eventually I hope to find myself in PA, but for now I’m in central NJ (South Eastern part of Middlesex Co. aka NJ’s neck). I do get down to S. Jersey periodically. There’s some groups on Meet Up. I’ve gone to the Philly Survive & Thrive events when I can, and also to a group that meets in Deptford. Feel free to send me a PM.

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Check In Here New Jersey Preppers • Re: Greetings from SNJ

April 5, 2017 NJMike 0

Greetings Jonawal1069,

Welcome. The NJ specific forums don’t seem to be too busy, but I do check in occasionally and just saw your note.

I’m up for meeting some time. Eventually I hope to find myself in PA, but for now I’m in central NJ (South Eastern part of Middlesex Co. aka NJ’s neck). I do get down to S. Jersey periodically. There’s some groups on Meet Up. I’ve gone to the Philly Survive & Thrive events when I can, and also to a group that meets in Deptford. Feel free to send me a PM.

Statistics: Posted by NJMike — Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:18 am


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Livestock and more • Re: Guinea pigs as livestock??????

April 5, 2017 Cast Iron 0
IceFire wrote:

Cast Iron wrote:Thank you very much for that information.

I am actually looking at getting a buck this week.

Make sure you keep him well downwind! When we brought our little buckling home, he stank from the two bucks in the herd. After a couple of days, however, the “billy goat funk” was gone (thankfully) Once the hormones kick in, however, the stank will return. Bucks have two sets of “scent” glands…one set where you’d expect it…near the “nether portions.” To make sure that their scent will “surround” them so as to attract the “ladies”, a buck will pee on the backs of his front legs, as well as on his beard! The OTHER billy goat scent glands are located at the back of the head, behind the horns. Those scent gland pretty much are inactive until a buck goes into rut. Then the stink will begin. A wether (castrated male) will NOT develop the stink as long as you get the deed done BEFORE he gets old enough to develop those hormones.

If you do decide to castrate a buckling, it is really easy. There is a tool that has 4 prongs, over which you place the bands. Then, just open it up to stretch the band, then place it over the sac, close to the body (just make sure that you don’t catch the vestigial teats in there) close it enough to get the band off the prongs, and that’s it. The bank will cut off the circulation, to the testicles, and in a couple of weeks, they will fall off (much like a baby’s umbilical cord does.) The best thing about that method is that you don’t have the risk of infection like you would if they were cut off. He’ll just walk a little funny for a few days. :p

Ok.
Now I get the smell.

The upside, he is already trying to service two of the girls.
This is what we bought him for so all is well.

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Livestock and more • Re: Guinea pigs as livestock??????

April 5, 2017 Cast Iron 0
IceFire wrote:

Cast Iron wrote:Thank you very much for that information.

I am actually looking at getting a buck this week.

Make sure you keep him well downwind! When we brought our little buckling home, he stank from the two bucks in the herd. After a couple of days, however, the “billy goat funk” was gone (thankfully) Once the hormones kick in, however, the stank will return. Bucks have two sets of “scent” glands…one set where you’d expect it…near the “nether portions.” To make sure that their scent will “surround” them so as to attract the “ladies”, a buck will pee on the backs of his front legs, as well as on his beard! The OTHER billy goat scent glands are located at the back of the head, behind the horns. Those scent gland pretty much are inactive until a buck goes into rut. Then the stink will begin. A wether (castrated male) will NOT develop the stink as long as you get the deed done BEFORE he gets old enough to develop those hormones.

If you do decide to castrate a buckling, it is really easy. There is a tool that has 4 prongs, over which you place the bands. Then, just open it up to stretch the band, then place it over the sac, close to the body (just make sure that you don’t catch the vestigial teats in there) close it enough to get the band off the prongs, and that’s it. The bank will cut off the circulation, to the testicles, and in a couple of weeks, they will fall off (much like a baby’s umbilical cord does.) The best thing about that method is that you don’t have the risk of infection like you would if they were cut off. He’ll just walk a little funny for a few days. :p

Ok.
Now I get the smell.

The upside, he is already trying to service two of the girls.
This is what we bought him for so all is well.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:06 am