Guns • Re: Muzzleloader education

February 14, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
oldasrocks wrote:
A friend of mine in Colorado called and said he bought me a cannon. Gonna have to get educated on black powder and loading it. I have no idea of how big it is yet.

Oars, I ‘ve been shooting full size cannons for 40 years. I own a Dahlgren Howitzer myself. Misuse can get you maimed or killed.
Find a certified and experienced artilleryman to teach you safety and drill proceedure. Or bring it down to Virginia :)

Reb
still has two arms, two hands, and ten fingers

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Michigan Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Where is everybody

February 14, 2017 apache235 0

Having found this site a short while ago, I’d agree that with Trump folks are thinking there is no need – except the left of course who are in full panic mode. What I found interesting in the run up to the election was something David Stockman said and that was he hoped that Hillary would win because as he saw it, it didn’t matter who won, in 18 months the economy would collapse and he wanted that to happen with a Dem in charge. I suppose an EMP or cyber attack could happen, but as I see it, a total financial melt down is going to happen, sooner rather than later. My wife and I have just got started in this, I am praying that we have enough time to get a retreat built. We ain’t young and it ain’t easy, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to be a victim, not without a fight anyway.

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Vacuum Sealing • Looking for a bag sealer, not a foodsaver

February 14, 2017 air commando 0

We have a foodsaver so I’m just looking for a a bag sealer. I seal bags now by placing them on a 2×4 and running an iron over the top of them to seal them. I usually seal them about 90% of the way and then run the foodsaver accessory tube inside to suck out all of the air and then quickly seal the last corner. This works fine but sort of a PITA to have everything out like that. I’m just looking for a good sealer that will allow me to just use my iron for my clothes and keep the lumber in the basement.

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

February 14, 2017 Cast Iron 0
3ADScout wrote:
I have 2 T/A 312 and 2 T/A-1 phones. The TA-1s do not require ANY batteries and are sound powered, with a range of about 4 miles. The TA-312 take 2 D cell Batteries but many people don’t realize that the TA312 can be used without batteries for a distance of around 4 miles. If you use the 2 d cells it can go about 12. Sportsman guide has been offering brand new rolls of field phone wire for $27 which is incredibly cheap. Over the years I have managed to scrounge up some spare parts (going through $1 boxes at gun shows pays off) and even found some of the “crystals” that are used in the non-powered manual switchboard. Allows you to connect multiple phone when you want to. You don’t need a switchboard you can wire them in a hot loop but all the phone will ring and everyone can hear the conversation, which isn’t always bad. If you get a roll of wire try to find the reel handle it makes deploying and retrieving the wire very easy.

That is good information, thank you.

Say SHTF. Could one use currently ran cable (i.e. COAX) as wire?

If the gird is down, splice into the cable company lines?

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Guns • Re: RELOADING

February 14, 2017 Cast Iron 0
donba wrote:
Went on amazon; Beginning guide to reloading, and the A B C of reloading. are on the way. This is a start, I am thinking of going with the Lee loaders that way who ever needs which loader they can share, 2 boys, 3 grandsons, 1 Grandson-in-law, 2 great-grandsons. Most have shown some interest in reloading.

Good luck and by all means, feel free to ask questions.

Would you be so kind to clarify “Lee Loaders?”

I actually started with this one as I lived in a very small apartment: https://www.midwayusa.com/product/66554 … hand-press

Later I upgraded to a turret press.

I have these too: https://www.midwayusa.com/product/73572 … winchester
Shockingly easy. All that was needed aside components was a mallet or hunk of wood. Made good rounds too.

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Natural Disasters • Re: CA: Oroville dam collapse feared

February 14, 2017 air commando 0
Cast Iron wrote:
This link has some good pics: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/12/o … years-ago/

All of the comments are hilarious, just blaming the Dems for mismanagement of everything. I feel for the families and I hate for anyone to lose their home or their valuables but if it were me I would pack up what I like, get to a safe place and then hope the dam fails so I can move to another state and start fresh.

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Guns • Re: RELOADING

February 14, 2017 danthman114 0

I learned off a Speer book and lots of questions. The best thing to do is have someone that knows how there with you. The Lee book is probably the most versatile when it comes to load data. They have many manufacturers in it…

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Natural Disasters • Re: CA: Oroville dam collapse feared

February 14, 2017 air commando 0
daaswampman wrote:
It will be interesting to hear the whole story. After all it is California and they go nuts over endangered minnows or birds nobody has seen in fifty years!

I think the area in question is mostly of earthen construction and has experienced years of extreme drought. What happens when a dried out foundation is suddenly saturated??? Will these mysteries ever end??? Swamp

Exactly what I was thinking, it’s the same thing you see every time you have a place in desert that gets a ton of water. It can’t be absorbed into the ground quickly enough so you see mudslides and flash flooding. I don’t know if this will put them back in drought conditions if they lose all of this water but I’m sure it will.

Something to be said for nature doing what she wants.

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Forum Announcements • Re: Has anyone else had trouble logging in?

February 14, 2017 Straydog 0
North Idaho Patriot wrote:
I’ve had a couple of people email me and say they can’t login and password reset doesn’t work for them.

However, I can’t for the life of me seem to reproduce the problem. I’m able to login every time with no issues. I can’t help someone if I can’t duplicate the problem myself.

No issues here. Have not tried a password reset though.

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Distill Your Own Fuel, Ethanol to Alcohol!

February 14, 2017 gman 0

Distill Your Own Fuel, Ethanol to Alcohol! Host: Nick & Don “We Grow Ours” Can you make your own fuel – at home? “Make Your Own Fuel! Alcohol Fuel Basics What if there were a fuel that was affordable, renewable, and produced right in your own community? If you’d lived 100 years ago, you would … Continue reading Distill Your Own Fuel, Ethanol to Alcohol!

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

February 14, 2017 rj5156 0

Grain and farmers in trouble.

We have already lost a lot in world grain markets because other countries are not interested in GMO crops. I posted some time back about a huge lawsuit about China rejecting grain arriving in harbors because it was GMO. Farmers sued because they had been gauranteed a market for the crop if I recall thhe details. Not seeing any news that has been settled and it started in 2013. Link about that below.

Mexico may not buy our corn if hostile policies are initiated:
http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/13/news/ec … index.html

China rejects corn crop due to unapproved GMO content, lawsuit against seed company:
http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/c … st-farmers

Grain is a lot of work to grow without modern equipment. Can’t just plant a row of wheat. Farm economics are tied to the food we like to eat.

A friend on one of our forums obseved that milk prices, as paid to dairy farmers, have not gone up in 50 years. We are not accstomed to paying what milk is actually worth and will not like it if we are forced to either.

Lot of small farms have been lost. Looks like the ever-bigger, industrilized farming practices are in trouble now. I have posted before about how nobody wants our GMO crops and farmes often cannot even get non-GMO seeds and the products needed to grow them.

This is all interrelated and directly connected to the food on our plates. Might be time to buy some bulk grain and pack it in inert gas. Looks like a cushion against uncertainty and turmoil in grain production and markets mid-term might be a very good idea.

Might also plant a little corn. Non-GMO, bee and butterfly friendly stuff. It is a challenge to keep it from being contaminated by any GMO corn in the area.

Article describing the economic woes of farming today:
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-0 … crash-2017

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Guns • Re: Muzzleloader education

February 14, 2017 oldasrocks 0

A friend of mine in Colorado called and said he bought me a cannon. Gonna have to get educated on black powder and loading it. I have no idea of how big it is yet.

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

February 14, 2017 rj5156 0

I am watching “Accidental Courtesy”, by Independant Lens. Why are they hitting me? asks the black gentleman, Darryl Davis, as a child. “There are people who simply do not like you, for no other reason than the color of your skin.” his parents replied. “…it was incomprehensible to me.” He says now.

That child grew up to become a remarkable human being. Paraphrasing here, now he says that “If you allow someone whose views oppose your own to express those views, chances are they will return the courtesy.” He seeks out clan members and befriends them. He asks them “How can you hate me when you don’t even know me?” “Exactly what DO you belive?”

He asks them a lot of questions like “Could I join?” and then, of course, “Why not?” He talks with them about music. He finds common ground. He asks questions about their beliefs and in great detail.

He is astonishingly well aware of the small details of their beliefs. He listens. He disagrees with their viewpoint while steadfastly respecting their humanity. He announces that he considers them his friend. He maintains the friendships over years, socaizes with them.

He has a staggering collection of clan robes, given to him by these friends, when they leave the clan. Says one day he will open a museum. That it is important to claim our history. Not all of them leave. He perserveres with steadfast friendship without burdening it with expectations. He just keeps humanizing himself to them and is happy to do this.

He is changing the world. This is almost more than I can take in but I think my world view may be forever altered.

Just before the fire I had planned to invite some local business owners I have failed to communicate with, about why I do not send work to business owners who violate Equal Opportunity laws, out to lunch, just to talk and visit in a public place where I could know I was physically safe. I wonder what my little world – and yours – might look like today if our lives had not been upended, and I had tried that.

I have lately been thinking about this again. Considering if I am in good enough shape to do it well, if I have done enough of the work dealing with the astonishing chain of losses and traumas in our lives the past couple years. Wondering if there was any point, if it is worth the effort.

I FEEL what this man says about his experiences. I can sure relate. I am looking through this man’s perspective as he says “What would you say to people like me, who would say to people like you ….. Where is the place for me in this?” How well he puts it.

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Medical Experts • Re: Anti-Biotics

February 14, 2017 jean11 0

I have been stocking and storing these antibiotics for 5 years. They are indeed the same antibiotics you’d buy from a pharmacy. I’ve used them a number of times for myself, hubby and our dog Scotty. Scotty at times comes down with Kennel Cough, and other times a bacterial skin infection. Our Vet put him on Keflex 250mg (a childs dose), 2 pills a day for 10 days. The pills did the job, plus now I don’t pay for a visit to the vet, or his expensive antibiotics. However, should we become sick with something I’m not familiar with I’d see our Doctor.

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Guns • Re: RELOADING

February 14, 2017 donba 0

Went on amazon; Beginning guide to reloading, and the A B C of reloading. are on the way. This is a start, I am thinking of going with the Lee loaders that way who ever needs which loader they can share, 2 boys, 3 grandsons, 1 Grandson-in-law, 2 great-grandsons. Most have shown some interest in reloading.

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Travelled Far: A Collection of Hiking Adventures

February 14, 2017 Prepper Book 0

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

February 14, 2017 3ADScout 0

I have 2 T/A 312 and 2 T/A-1 phones. The TA-1s do not require ANY batteries and are sound powered, with a range of about 4 miles. The TA-312 take 2 D cell Batteries but many people don’t realize that the TA312 can be used without batteries for a distance of around 4 miles. If you use the 2 d cells it can go about 12. Sportsman guide has been offering brand new rolls of field phone wire for $27 which is incredibly cheap. Over the years I have managed to scrounge up some spare parts (going through $1 boxes at gun shows pays off) and even found some of the “crystals” that are used in the non-powered manual switchboard. Allows you to connect multiple phone when you want to. You don’t need a switchboard you can wire them in a hot loop but all the phone will ring and everyone can hear the conversation, which isn’t always bad. If you get a roll of wire try to find the reel handle it makes deploying and retrieving the wire very easy.

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Natural Disasters • Re: CA: Oroville dam collapse feared

February 14, 2017 BK in KC 0

I pray that there is no loss of life. I know we like to make fun of California as full of hippy liberals but the truth is that California is a big state and northern CA (where this dam is) is fairly conservative. These people don’t deserve this.

Having said that, CA has wasted something like $3 billion on high-speed rail that nobody needs but couldn’t be bothered to properly maintain this dam even after repeated warnings that something like this was inevitable. Now Governor Brown wants federal disaster relief money to fix this mess that he and his cronies made. No.

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Guns • Re: RELOADING

February 14, 2017 IceFire 0

Hornady (ammo manufacturer) is actually going to be sponsoring a reloading class in my area next month. I signed up (so far, the ONLY woman on the list…the rest are all guys) so will hopefully be getting some more info on it soon. They are also doing a promotion where if you buy certain reloading equipment, you can get either 100 or 500 free bullets for reloading.

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Natural Disasters • Re: CA: Oroville dam collapse feared

February 14, 2017 IceFire 0

My Dad grew up in Oroville…we used to go up there all the time to visit my Grandfather. I still remember the fighting that went on about building the dam in the first place (a LOT of people were displaced due to the dam construction and creation of the lake), then my Grandfather would take us to see the dam under construction.

My mother currently lives in Chico, just north of there. They are currently sending evacuees from Oroville north to Chico, and evacuees from south of Oroville to points south, east, and west.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Art Lilley Campground

February 14, 2017 founderant 0

The campground is a large gravel lot with primitive camping in the surrounding woods. There is an outhouse on site as well. It is right beside the 4×4 trails so it can get loud at times.

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Personal Safety and Home Security • Re: Saying no to unprepared families

February 14, 2017 Renerylee2 0

I’ve given it some thought and if it’s a long term disaster, I would not answer the door. I would,however, put a sign on the doors telling people not to break in the door thinking that I am not there or they will be shot. They’ve been told not to come to my house anyway. One who even believes hard times are ahead said “The Lord will provide”. I told her not to confuse me with the Lord.

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Natural Disasters • Re: CA: Oroville dam collapse feared

February 14, 2017 anita 0

I noticed in that Mercury News article that Cast Iron wrote that FERC was involved in making the decision to downplay the risk. If I remember correctly, FERC is the same group that has downplayed/slow-walked hardening the electrical grid against an EMP.

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Natural Disasters • Re: CA: Oroville dam collapse feared

February 14, 2017 donba 0

The state owns the dams sells water to the water to various agencies. Los Angeles Water and Power and several others. Any work needed on the dams would be charged against the price of the water. that would be raised by a tripling and charged to their customers. These companies are so bad they are being constantly sued.

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Financial Issues • Re: Are We Being Stupid????

February 14, 2017 ohiosusan89 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:

Renerylee2 wrote:I was a single mother, worked crappy jobs, worked in pain, and missed out on a lot because I couldn’t afford it. All my choice and I’m not blaming anyone or whining about it. You appear to me to be some lazy, stay at home mother, who has idly watched as your finances dwindled, watched as your husband’s health took it’s toll, watched as he ate crappy take out food because there’s obviously nothing in the house healthy enough to eat, and now, you’re just THINKING about getting a job to help out. I’ve always lived by “God helps those who help themselves”. I would have loved to be a stay at home mom but I couldn’t afford it but then neither could you. I just can’t relate!!!!!

Do you know OhioSusan personally? I think you are a little out of line making character judgements and posting derogatory comments that are unjustified.
Reb

Thanks Reb.

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Guns • Re: RELOADING

February 14, 2017 MrDanB 0

donba- I bought the ABC’s of reloading at a second hand store years back. Great read! Heed the precautions and you will be just fine. I also agree that watching someone else the first time helps. Reloading falls under the same safety as electricity: Respect it, always! Double loading powder, interruptions, incorrect sizing. Lots can go wrong. You just need to take your time and go slow. Even when you’ve been doing it for years, take your time and go slow… It’s only the unknown that is keeping you from doing it. ;) IMHO, some of the benefits: A better load for your rifle, making it more accurate, learning a new skill, having a way to make your own if the shelves go bare etc. If you rush or get distracted easily, you may want to watch a bunch of youtube or dvd vids first. Hope that helps some. Good luck with it!

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Financial Issues • Re: Are We Being Stupid????

February 14, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
Renerylee2 wrote:
I was a single mother, worked crappy jobs, worked in pain, and missed out on a lot because I couldn’t afford it. All my choice and I’m not blaming anyone or whining about it. You appear to me to be some lazy, stay at home mother, who has idly watched as your finances dwindled, watched as your husband’s health took it’s toll, watched as he ate crappy take out food because there’s obviously nothing in the house healthy enough to eat, and now, you’re just THINKING about getting a job to help out. I’ve always lived by “God helps those who help themselves”. I would have loved to be a stay at home mom but I couldn’t afford it but then neither could you. I just can’t relate!!!!!

Do you know OhioSusan personally? I think you are a little out of line making character judgements and posting derogatory comments that are unjustified.
Reb

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Financial Issues • Re: Are We Being Stupid????

February 13, 2017 Renerylee2 0

I was a single mother, worked crappy jobs, worked in pain, and missed out on a lot because I couldn’t afford it. All my choice and I’m not blaming anyone or whining about it. You appear to me to be some lazy, stay at home mother, who has idly watched as your finances dwindled, watched as your husband’s health took it’s toll, watched as he ate crappy take out food because there’s obviously nothing in the house healthy enough to eat, and now, you’re just THINKING about getting a job to help out. I’ve always lived by “God helps those who help themselves”. I would have loved to be a stay at home mom but I couldn’t afford it but then neither could you. I just can’t relate!!!!!

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

February 13, 2017 NJMike 0

I don’t have any sound powered phones. I do have 4 German Field Telephones. I believe the Germans may have been among the last in NATO to use them. They use very common D batteries and can be useful for point to point communications if you have the cabling handy. You can also make your own cheap field phone-Lite with an old corded handset, a 9V battery and a resistor (around 300ohm). Google how to make your own intercom.

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Travelled Far: A Collection of Hiking Adventures

February 13, 2017 Prepper Book 0

Price: $6.95Travelled Far: A Collection of Hiking AdventuresAuthor: Mr Keith FoskettLabel: CreateSpace Independent Publishing PlatformManufacturer: CreateSpace Independent Publishing PlatformPublisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing PlatformStudio:…

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

February 13, 2017 Cin 0

Husband and I went on an excursion – I needed some new shoes to keep my feet normal, now that my plantar faciitis is gone. The Sketchers Go-Walks have been instrumental in helping me have no discomfort at all. So, even though the pair I bought 3 years ago is still doing well, I bought two different pairs on sale at the local outlet. Husband decided to try some and found them to be the most comfortable shoes he’s ever worn, and they even had wide sizes! He now owns two pairs, too.

Although I can wear some cheap shoes for a little while without discomfort, I do not do it all the time. It is important to keep feet happy, which I found out the hard way. No more cheap shoes for me for long-term wear.

We decided we hated the hard-tack Husband made and after the experiment, it went into the compost heap. This was AFTER we’d soaked a piece overnight to see if it was more palatable. It was still hard, not hard as a rock, but still hard! Why ruin our teeth on that, when we have other foods available (including wild foraging). I guess in an extreme circumstance, I can see it as survival food, but for us, it’s a no-go.

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Medicine Growing Your Own!

February 13, 2017 gman 0

Medicine Growing Your Own Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live” Audio in player below! It’s almost spring, and that means it’s that time of year to get planting your medicinal herb garden. The question is, what herbs are the most important herbs to grow? In this episode of Herbal Prepper Live, we will cover a wide variety … Continue reading Medicine Growing Your Own!

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Introduce Yourself • Re: 5 gallon bucket or larger tote?

February 13, 2017 RayMac1963 0
NJMike wrote:
Ah…1999. I wasn’t a full on prepper then. I was only hoarding champagne for an anticipated shortage. I didn’t have the red wheat issue. All bottles were drank. :)

Pfffft… In 99 i was closer to Tyler from American Preppers then the zen type cat i am now. ;) Getting ready for y2k I have about 5 or 6k into a gas genny system in my garage that completely ran my basement and kitchen (no visible lights above ground, I had ammo and water stacked up but mainly food for a short term siege. I had wood panel barricades for my first floor windows with gun slots, and had glass blocked all my basement widows for security. Time has a way of mellowing your concept of what a crisis would look like. I’m not looking for a fight like i use to.

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Introduce Yourself • Re: 5 gallon bucket or larger tote?

February 13, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Gunns wrote:

Illini Warrior wrote:

Cast Iron wrote:I had a red squirrel determined to gnaw through a five gallon bucket lid to get to the bird seed in there. I found it in time, but he sure did wreck that lid.

Later, I wrecked him with a hollow point pellet to the head.

most people don’t realize that these rodent types are capable of some almost supercreature behavior … had to give the bad word to a guy on another prepper site – he cut open a IBC tote and made it into a dry foods storage bin – thinking it was rodent proof – they can chew thru light sheetmetal and concrete if necessary – heavy plastic is just teasing them …

Squirrels are Super Smart Devils. They can figure out just about anything thrown at them.

Not a 19grn pellet moving at 800FPS.

They sure can stop one with their head. :)

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:11 pm