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

May 31, 2017 NJMike 0
Cin wrote:
Bought 1 can of New Zealand corned beef, to try it out. If we like it, we will stock up for the LTS.

You bought 2 more cans in a subsequent post, so I guess you liked it. :)

It’s a favorite of mine fried up crispy with diced potatoes for a corned beef hash. I keep roughly a case+ of the NZ corned beef, set aside for several rainy days.

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

May 31, 2017 NJMike 0
Cin wrote:
Bought 1 can of New Zealand corned beef, to try it out. If we like it, we will stock up for the LTS.

You bought 2 more cans in a subsequent post, so I guess you liked it. :)

It’s a favorite of mine fried up crispy with diced potatoes for a corned beef hash. I keep roughly a case+ of the NZ corned beef, set aside for several rainy days.

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

May 31, 2017 NJMike 0

The month is drawing to a close, but I did get a few additional things accomplished in the past few weeks.

My old house will be on the market soon. A dumpster was filled last week. I’m going to need a second dumpster. That’s the danger of having a lot of hobbies, and collecting wood and other scraps for projects. The house sale will be my springboard to moving out of NJ, as soon as is practical.

The container garden is going well, despite the wet, wet…wet… weather we’re having here. The ground out behind my current place is becoming a swamp beyond my planting pots. Going to have to test out some anti-mosquito recipes this summer.

I began kitting out another 2 first aid boxes. Using the EMT boxes I picked up super cheap at the rummage sale beginning of the month, I’m doing up the smaller for basic first aid and the larger one for trauma. They’re about 50% complete.

I discovered another flea market in my new area. They have an Army Navy shop and I picked up some current MREs. I have a full pantry and already have plenty of long term food in #10 cans, 5 gal buckets, freeze dried, and self-canned. I wasn’t stocking any MREs until now. I don’t consider MREs to be long term food, but more of an immediate emergency meal stock.

This coming weekend, and a preview to a June post- more cleaning up of the old house, replacing the tubes and tires on a mountain/hybrid bike, giving away some extra plants, and picking up a freebie backpack from a friend.

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

May 31, 2017 NJMike 0

The month is drawing to a close, but I did get a few additional things accomplished in the past few weeks.

My old house will be on the market soon. A dumpster was filled last week. I’m going to need a second dumpster. That’s the danger of having a lot of hobbies, and collecting wood and other scraps for projects. The house sale will be my springboard to moving out of NJ, as soon as is practical.

The container garden is going well, despite the wet, wet…wet… weather we’re having here. The ground out behind my current place is becoming a swamp beyond my planting pots. Going to have to test out some anti-mosquito recipes this summer.

I began kitting out another 2 first aid boxes. Using the EMT boxes I picked up super cheap at the rummage sale beginning of the month, I’m doing up the smaller for basic first aid and the larger one for trauma. They’re about 50% complete.

I discovered another flea market in my new area. They have an Army Navy shop and I picked up some current MREs. I have a full pantry and already have plenty of long term food in #10 cans, 5 gal buckets, freeze dried, and self-canned. I wasn’t stocking any MREs until now. I don’t consider MREs to be long term food, but more of an immediate emergency meal stock.

This coming weekend, and a preview to a June post- more cleaning up of the old house, replacing the tubes and tires on a mountain/hybrid bike, giving away some extra plants, and picking up a freebie backpack from a friend.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #2 (May 2017)

May 31, 2017 kenjabroni 0

I know starting anything with NK is a bad idea, but something needs to happen. Sanctions and words against them just arent doing it. Its one of those darned if you do darned if you dont scenarios. I know there hasnt been a red line put down as of yet but what happened to there will be consequences if they launch more tests? Wasnt that said something like 5 or 6 missles ago? I know there is a lot more at stake here because of China and Russia but holy hell something has to be done………..doesnt it

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #2 (May 2017)

May 31, 2017 kenjabroni 0

I know starting anything with NK is a bad idea, but something needs to happen. Sanctions and words against them just arent doing it. Its one of those darned if you do darned if you dont scenarios. I know there hasnt been a red line put down as of yet but what happened to there will be consequences if they launch more tests? Wasnt that said something like 5 or 6 missles ago? I know there is a lot more at stake here because of China and Russia but holy hell something has to be done………..doesnt it

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #2 (May 2017)

May 31, 2017 theoutback 0

I’d still like to know what the details were. How far away from our coast was it shot down? How high was it when it was shot down? Hypothetically, if there was a nuke on board, what would be the nuclear fallout from it? Would such a blown up nuke still cause an emp? What would the effects be if there was an emp on the west coast/ western US?

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #2 (May 2017)

May 31, 2017 theoutback 0

I’d still like to know what the details were. How far away from our coast was it shot down? How high was it when it was shot down? Hypothetically, if there was a nuke on board, what would be the nuclear fallout from it? Would such a blown up nuke still cause an emp? What would the effects be if there was an emp on the west coast/ western US?

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Raising Dogs for Hunting and Farm life!

May 31, 2017 gman 0

Raising  Dogs for Hunting and Farm life Austin Martin “Homesteady Live“ Audio in player below! DO you want a dog for your farm that will not chase and kill chickens, and that will still retrieve birds and track wild game for you? Find out how to get that in this episode of Homesteady Live. Since … Continue reading Raising Dogs for Hunting and Farm life!

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BOB’s & BOV’s • Re: Mid Size or Full Size SUV

May 31, 2017 Blondie 0

GM didn’t get on board with rear fold flat seats until 2015. So if you’re looking for cargo space that may weigh on your decision. Older models you have to physically remove rear seats and some have rear consoles between rear seats. I wanted something I could sleep in comfortably if used to bug out.

Fold flat seats were a must for me as was true 4WD which is necessary up here. I also read about roof strength and measured the roof cargo area to see what will fit.

While I don’t tow anything with mine, it does have a good tow capacity and trailering pkg.

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BOB’s & BOV’s • Re: Mid Size or Full Size SUV

May 31, 2017 Blondie 0

GM didn’t get on board with rear fold flat seats until 2015. So if you’re looking for cargo space that may weigh on your decision. Older models you have to physically remove rear seats and some have rear consoles between rear seats. I wanted something I could sleep in comfortably if used to bug out.

Fold flat seats were a must for me as was true 4WD which is necessary up here. I also read about roof strength and measured the roof cargo area to see what will fit.

While I don’t tow anything with mine, it does have a good tow capacity and trailering pkg.

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BOB’s & BOV’s • Mid Size or Full Size SUV

May 31, 2017 guardsman79 0

Looking to add another vehicle to the stable. I’ve already got a ram 1500 4×4 with some nice additions for survival. Looking at getting a SUV next. What’s everyone’s thoughts on mid size vs full size SUV’s? I’m mainly looking between a hummer h3/durango or a tahoe/suburban.

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Gardening • Re: Curing potatoes?

May 31, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
bacpacker1513 wrote:
Lots of good info here. This is what I do and have done in the past.

I wait for the plants to totally die back, around here generally in late July/August, then dig them up. I always try and get them out before labor day, mainly because we sometimes get rains in Sept/Oct and I have had my taters rot in the ground (sometimes). I take the taters to my workshop and pour them out onto old bread racks in a single layer and stack the trays. This allows good airflow around them and the skins will dry and harden which makes them last much longer. I’ll leave them out there until we are expecting a hard freeze (mid 20’s or below) and then take the racks into the basement for the winter.
One year I planted two rows in November and the next late march they came up and produced well. That year I beat the tater bugs. Most years planting in the spring unless I get the out in late Feb, I have lots of bugs. I have yet to find a good solution for them and would be thrilled to find a tried and true solution. Neem oil, Sevin dust, etc. works a little but never clears them out.

Bonide makes a spray especially for Colorado Potato Beetles. Alternate with Sevin to avert resistance by the bugs.
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Kansas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Memorial day

May 31, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

This is just my opinion and words not that they matter much….

I understand both sides…

I work with some Vets on a day-to-day basis..We all do………Some of us do but don’t even care to notice day-to-day.

I am not a Vet. I can never put myself in their shoes so anyone caring to tell me a different opinion here as a Vet I’d be happy to listen.

I hear from my close friends and hear both sides…The ones that appreciate it period, and the ones that cant stand it from the way society has changed to make you feel good about yourself or it’s what you’re supposed to do if you thank a Vet.

This is the Obligatory “Thank You” they’ll give when that same person will cut you off and cuss your name 1 week later that’s being referenced from what I’m told. It’s fake, it’s not real, and they’re tired of it. And I understand completely.

It’s in the sincerity of your actions and not just your words on a daily basis that my friends appreciate. Whether they’re Vets or not.

The local guys know me well. I know them well. We talk all year as friends. They help me and I help them. My dad is interned at March AFB. I have felt and observed in myself(as well as being told by others) that missed my calling. I don’t know about that, I’m just me.

What I do know is even though I’m not a brother that’s been downrange with them they appreciate my thanks and have told me many times because I’m not there just on holidays.

Any of our guys and gals that truly know me know I’d cut off my pinky right this second if it helped them out in any significant way….Even if they’re a dick (and I know a few) I’d have to think long and hard to not just do it…lol.

If we aren’t doing it under an obligatory reason so we feel good about ourselves, you’re real respect will be appreciated. Don’t crowd them…Just respect the choice they made and be there if they ask…as a friend or a supporter…..Just be REAL about it if you offer it at all.

If I offer my thanks and respect and you tell me to F-off, great. I get it..That’s on you though, not me.

Just understand after I tell you to F-off back, I’ll respect you from the distance you want.

My $0.02

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Tue May 30, 2017 7:55 pm


Introduce Yourself • Re: Newbie

May 30, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
GregFaircloth wrote:
Florida man joins group. Jacksonville Florida. New to everything.

Welcome Greg…Good to hear your interest.

1 word of advice in survival…Breath.

lol…After all, we need air, yes? :rofl:

This is an excellent resource for all the good stuff.

Check out the old post…they go WAY back……Watch the “Portal” for new topics of discussion.

when I first “Woke up” I spent like a mad man feeling I needed to catch up….Better to research first so you don’t obtain the junk like I did at first.

Feel free to ask questions as there’s always someone willing to help out here.

Again, Welcome from CA. :wave:

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Tue May 30, 2017 6:47 pm


Gardening • Re: Curing potatoes?

May 30, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

Lots of good info here. This is what I do and have done in the past.

I wait for the plants to totally die back, around here generally in late July/August, then dig them up. I always try and get them out before labor day, mainly because we sometimes get rains in Sept/Oct and I have had my taters rot in the ground (sometimes). I take the taters to my workshop and pour them out onto old bread racks in a single layer and stack the trays. This allows good airflow around them and the skins will dry and harden which makes them last much longer. I’ll leave them out there until we are expecting a hard freeze (mid 20’s or below) and then take the racks into the basement for the winter.
One year I planted two rows in November and the next late march they came up and produced well. That year I beat the tater bugs. Most years planting in the spring unless I get the out in late Feb, I have lots of bugs. I have yet to find a good solution for them and would be thrilled to find a tried and true solution. Neem oil, Sevin dust, etc. works a little but never clears them out.

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Gardening • Re: Sunchokes

May 30, 2017 SuburbPrepper 0

Thanks Reb. I’ll give that a try. I was wondering if I pruned the flower heads if that would work. I’ll just have to make sure to stay on top of it and keep them pruned and not let them seed.

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Gardening • Re: Curing potatoes?

May 30, 2017 Fullmoon 0

The above ground green shoots will die back and fall off on their own. I leave them lay there to decompose. Its good to rotate crops if possible to avoid potato scab. I have a huge garden with plenty of room to build another raised bed and fill it up with compost and used planting soil. This year I yanked the plants in the strawberry patch, added last fall’s maple leaves and soil, manure, granite dust, rock phosphate and a little green sand and planted last years seed potato’s. They are doing fine. I always think I have dug up all the potato’s till they start popping out where I planted them last year so I have volunteer’s growing amongst the goose berry’s and other crops. I used to yank them but have decided to leave them there, what can they hurt? That straw or leave mulch will break down and I turn that into the soil with a shovel every spring to add nutrients to the soil.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #2 (May 2017)

May 30, 2017 ReadyMom 0
theoutback wrote:

ReadyMom wrote:-sigh- … is it me …or do things seem to be getting worse instead of better & ratcheting up between the US & N.K? -k

North Korea warns of bigger ‘gift package’ to US after missile test
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/05/30 … -test.html

On Tuesday, the U.S. military is expected to test for the first time a interceptor missile — used to shoot down a intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

This is the first time the U.S. military has attempted to test a ground-based interceptor against an “intercontinental class target,” The Missile Defense Agency confirmed to Fox News.

Anyone see any news on this test? I haven’t seen anything yet.

Yes! I was just looking for that exact item and here it is. The earlier description of this test being like a ‘bullet hitting another bullet’ made me think it would NOT be successful. Pentagon is saying it WAS successful. -k

US conducts successful missile intercept test, Pentagon says
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/30/us … -says.html

Published May 30, 2017

The U.S. military successfully shot down a mock nuclear warhead simulating the speed and range of a potential North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile, the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency said Tuesday.

In a statement, the agency said an unarmed rocket launched from the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean was “destroyed” by a ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California as it traveled outside Earth’s atmosphere.

The successful test was the first of its kind in nearly three years.
It came two days after North Korea tested a SCUD-type ballistic missile that landed in Japan’s maritime economic zone in the Sea of Japan.

This system is vitally important to the defense of our homeland, and this test demonstrates that we have a capable, credible deterrent against a very real threat,” said MDA Director Vice Admiral Jim Syring. “I am incredibly proud of the warfighters who executed this test and who operate this system every day.”

While Tuesday’s test wasn’t designed with the expectation of an imminent North Korean missile threat, the military will closely look for progress toward the stated goal of being able to reliably shoot down a small number of ICBMs targeting the United States. The Pentagon is thirsting for a success story amid growing fears about North Korea’s escalating capability.

The $244 million test will not confirm that the U.S. is capable of defending itself against an intercontinental-range missile fired by North Korea. Pyongyang also is understood to be moving closer to the capability of putting a nuclear warhead on such a missile and could have developed decoys sophisticated enough to trick an interceptor into missing the real warhead.

Syring’s agency sounded a note of caution.

“Initial indications are that the test met its primary objective, but program officials will continue to evaluate system performance based upon telemetry and other data obtained during the test,” his statement said.

About half of the previous tests of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system have failed, attracting criticism from the Government Accountability Office and the Pentagon’s own weapons testing office, which says the system has “a limited capability” to defend the U.S. against an ICBM attack.

Faced with the prospect of an enemy state obtaining long-range weapons, the Pentagon rapidly deployed the interceptor system in 2004, long before development and testing were complete.

The Pentagon has other elements of missile defense that have shown to be more reliable, although they are designed to work against medium-range or shorter-range ballistic missiles. These include the Patriot missile, which numerous countries have purchased from the U.S., and the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, which the U.S. deployed this year to South Korea to defend against medium-range missiles from North Korea.

Thirty-six interceptors stand guard at Vandenberg and at Fort Greely in Alaska. By the end of 2017, the Pentagon plans to have forty-four.

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Kansas Discussion, News and Weather • Memorial day

May 30, 2017 Lionheart1972 0

Thank you for your service! Now that Mermorial Day has passed, I wanted to share my thoughts. Much fuss was made over the weekend by several of my beloved veteran friends (and non friends) over the protocol for expressing thanks to veterans on this particular day. I say this in love … please stop it.

Yes, there is a difference between Veterans Day, were we usually celebrate by thanking Veterans for their service; and Memorial Day, where we remember those who died in service to this great nation. Many know the difference and usually, many do not.

That said, think of this… What if someone were to meet an obvious homeless Veteran, prehaps even suicidial, while they are out and about this past weekend. So here is this poor soul who hasn’t heard a kind word in maybe weeks or even months. Some well meaning child or person goes up to him, gives him a salute and says Thank You for your service! I say well done mom and dad, you are teaching your kids well. We may have unintentionally just saved the life of a former service member. This unselfish random act of kindness may have been the one thing needed that keep this man alive today.

So I say this to you, save the lectures for your buddies at VFW. And before we all forget, being kind and polite is part what being a veteran is all about. Oh, Thank you for your service!

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #2 (May 2017)

May 30, 2017 theoutback 0
ReadyMom wrote:
-sigh- … is it me …or do things seem to be getting worse instead of better & ratcheting up between the US & N.K? -k

North Korea warns of bigger ‘gift package’ to US after missile test
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/05/30 … -test.html

On Tuesday, the U.S. military is expected to test for the first time a interceptor missile — used to shoot down a intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

This is the first time the U.S. military has attempted to test a ground-based interceptor against an “intercontinental class target,” The Missile Defense Agency confirmed to Fox News.

Anyone see any news on this test? I haven’t seen anything yet.

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Gardening • Re: Sunchokes

May 30, 2017 rebnavy1862 0

Keep the flower heads pruned from the potted plants and they will not spread. Leave a couple of tubers in the pot and they will winter over to sprout in the next Spring.
Looked up recipes for pickling chokes and making relishes. They can be stored for years this way. Fresh dug chokes can be stored in sawdust or wood shavings.
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Statistics: Posted by rebnavy1862 — Tue May 30, 2017 3:15 pm