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  1. We all need to recognize that food is energy and your ability to carry it cook it quickly is important as fuel and time when your tired or on the move. Here are some suggestions for light weight food per portion. Starches and grains extend food and can be made into hoe cakes. Oatmeal, cream of wheat Malto meal etc. buy the quick cook kind Mexicali Rose brand dried instant refried beans fat-free protein and contain no cholesterol. Rice I like white rice but f your a fan of brown rice per-cooked is the way to go Uncle Ben's sells a boil in bag type. Freeze dried peanut butter --- yes they make it have it and you can get it in #10 cans and smaller. dried potato flakes can be made into potato soup excess mashed potatoes and powdered egg or fresh can be fried into potato pancakes corn meal, I have eaten this all my life in some form or other grits are either corn meal of white hominy crushed hominy is treated kernels of corn flour -- a note on flour need to be kept dry rye flour and breads if they get moldy are dangerous we still have the internet look it up. Noodles and Pasta Dried Bullion chicken beef and vegetable bullions are available just know that bullion has no vitamin content and high salt content. dried fruit and jelly or preserves. Powdered butter, yes they make this too and powdered margarine powdered honey read above. powdered egg, for cooking not eating as eggs as most people do not care for them. eggs in the shell last just over 10 days in summer cooler weather a bit longer cold but not freezing a couple of weeks or more one way to tell is when you crack an egg if the white is very watery or the yolk breaks and is watery / loose. powdered milk add more powder to make more robust tasting milk spices the main ones to me are cinnamon, pepper red & black, vanilla , cocoa, nutmeg dried onion are most of what I use Most any freeze dry or dry pack company has most of this in #10 cans with a 20 to 15 years shelf life, and some can be bought at your local store Meat & fish well this is a choice you can buy dried meat or you can buy canned meat and fish heavier but it has a broth or juice that helps flavor water for soups. We all know canned tuna sardines oysters etc. and then there are canned beef chicken and then there are mystery meats like Spam or Treet meat in a can Spam or Specially package American meat is a high quality produce made from mostly shoulder meat not scraps s other knockoffs. Spam last indefinitely or as long as the can. people scream "BUT it has a lot of salt" in the wild salt is not common and we need salt to live . I like Biltong or shredded dried meats Grains need to be frozen for 10 days as all grain has weevil or some other bug eggs and freezing KILLS THEM or after a time the eggs will hatch and you will have weevils or mealy bugs in your stores of grain and in enough time there will be nothing but bugs AHH but you say bugs are protein well not so much most of what you end up with is exoskeleton not very nourishing or tasty IMHO. Most do not consider that if you had to leave your home your leaving many pounds of food most people have enough to last at least a few days it may not be what they ant but it can sustain them. Fat oil and grease without them you die collagen lipids are the building blocks of all your cells over the years science has found that cholesterol is not the main factor in heart disease or attacks it is the bodies inability to process it correctly ( now do not quit taking your medication) it has been found to be beneficial to keep your alkalinity level @ 7.3 and that balance and a decent diet maintains your bodies ability to heal and care for itself. That said your still going to die no one lives forever and recent document on human chipping or the mark of the beasts selling point is that it will extend life problem is texting will kill you walking in front of a vehicle falling down stairs or driving into another vehicle or the driver distracted killing you. look up the definition of life and living 2 very distinctly different things. when I used to go on hunts these are basically the things I took including baking powder and Crisco, when you have a camp or cabin it is not hard to cook you can load the fire put on the beans and the time for the fire to burn down your beans are cooked you have to use more water but that is not a big deal except in desert or where water is a long ways off. One pan meals are normal fare easy and quick are better because your usually tired and hungry when you get in. MRE's are ok but they only last 3 to 5 years and unless you camp or hunt that time has come and gone and you find mice have eaten them or they are way out of date cans are good but need to be rotated or can go bad that is why I choose freeze dried or dried canned long term rations. The Hurricanes and fires recently some years ago the north east was struck by a blizzard that knocked out power and people were in fear of freezing in their own home shelters are not always stocked with food or snacks even water as people found during Katrina at the dome. tornadoes flash floods aging infrastructure like dams and bridges and your in a bad and worsening situation and if that coincided with a financial meltdown help could tak a while to get to you so don't be complacent act now and have a plan and running is not a plan it's what you do when all plans fail.
  2. I figure if they ever decide to "pick up" weapons they will not try to determine if they are bb guns or elephant rifles and one that happens I am sure shotguns will not be safe either. power that goes power mad is never sensible and always uses the response '" we ain't got time if you have a problem see the judge. in a world with problems I am sure the criminals will wait until the judge rules for you to get your pelletgun back before burgling your home and raping your wife and children with todays nutballs maybe even men will be next on the rape list.
  3. I have long been of the opinion that if you don't have it on you -- your screwed ! I have a laminate stock and the comb has a lot of space so I fill it for balance and to have stuff with me. 1 Bic lighter 2 LED paklite 9 volt light 3 mini cleaning kit mine is an Otis but a boresnake is great too.w/ stainless steel weapons brush (cut down looking tooth brush. 4 all the Allen wrenches for optics etc. 5 micro cloth for a rag I also carry a backpack small first aid kit. ace bandage w/ deet insect repellent head net and emergency blanket lip balm etc. quart stainless thermos w/ cup filled with hot coffee Quart stainless steel water bottle folding camp stove w/ trioxane fuel tabs fig newtons in a zip bag few cliff bars a couple of Ramen noodle meals and a square snap lid plastic container for making them. drink mixes PB&J crackers cheese crackers hoodie I dress in layers if I need I can add this or remove clothing until comfortable. Zippo hand warmer and fuel last a long time and half dozen refills can of long distance wasp spray wool blanket roll of paper towels folding shovel & wipes (when you gotta go ya gotta go ! folding stainless camp saw couple boxes of rifle ammo binoculars partial hank of 550 paracord couple carabiners off my pack 40 foot of Kernmantle / climbing rope I think it is 9.5MM mobile phone battery backup w/ cord That is not it but on my person I carry my hunting license I wear a rappel belt, a Swiss Army Explorer a hunting knife my SOG flash II a bandanna polarized glasses balaclava, leather gloves. Why so many knives well one cannot do all things well and I always carry my SOG Flash II it is assisted operation (one handed) the Swiss army has a phillips head screwdriver blade so I can open my kick pad and gain access to it's contents if I need to my backpack really has all I need and what I do not a place in my pack. When hunting you never know what might happen people get hung up in stands fall it may take all dang day to see a deer if you are lucky so the blanket is a butt pad more than a blanket as it does not get that cold here most of the time. The balaclava is for keeping skeeters off if it is cold it is way better than a muffler or scarf as they keep falling and your fighting trying to keep them in place. Polarized glasses helps you to see into the edge of the woods a bit better and cuts sun glare. Why do I carry extra shells ... well the international distress signal is 3 shots from a rifle, Morse code is ... --- ... either by light reflective signal or spelled out for overhead visual. yea I know there are colored panels etc but I am within rifle shot distance of a number of people and I have a mobile phone w/ battery backup, I also check in or let other know where I am and when to expect me back. It does not matter what you think you need to insure that people KNOW signals and you know what is accepted expected in the area / country / region. if your in rocky high hills or mountains even thick canopy of trees you really need a emergency transponder beacon locater whatsit even if your in a group. People are stupid do not count on others for your survival famous last words we'll be back in a few hours. it's a short hike and the really stupid one you don't need a gun ! well don't tell anyone and carry anyway what are you a blabber mouth ? You do not need to carry a artillery piece depending on the critter you may need to dispatch or if your going to be out for some days you may need to hunt or fish so have what you may need as animals steal food people fall into water sh*t gets wet people forget X and eating peanut butter without bread or crackers off a knife sucks old "C" ration peanut butter was like sawdust chip it out and use your spit to make it workable. there is nothing worse that looking at each other and wondering. what were you thinking dumbazz. Tree limbs are not trustworthy they can fall or break anytime so you may have climbed up but you may need to rappel down your critter may have died in a gully or deep ditch where I am I can drive up and throw a loop on it and drag it out if someone is hung I can use the rope to lower them, Hanging by a safety strap cuts off blood flow or a short fall and your back is wrenched or it can cause a rib to get broken or a few. and a good length of rope can help stabilize the ribcage more so than too short a ace bandage. Walking a few miles with a broken rib twisted ankle or broken /dislocated limb I have done all these except a broken bone maybe a cracked one but it is zero fun add in boats horses motorcycles and vehicles uneven terrain and you got mucho problemas mi amigo. Many moons ago a friend was riding shotgun and we crossed a big chuck hole and he was not ready and limber necked his head whipped and struck the door jamb cut his head open and gave him a bump you could hang a hat on -- bent his hat he had to have it reblocked. stuff happens horses rear up kick run off they get scared motorcycles have flats (when your in high gear) and dump you driving in the dark is fun --- not... Boats plenty of people get killed in boat accidents motorized or not even in still water I retrieved a man that was drowned by a trot line I guess he ot hung by a hook stood up and the boat went out from beneath him. life is short even shorter if you make a mistake at the wrong time. I have known this or had a feeling but David Paulides put it into perspective watch this video it will make you nervous especially if you have children here is the video Missing 411 the Canam project
  4. your right ...NO not buy a vehicle, but custom seats if you find a truck but the seats or configuration need to be tweaked. I have bought trailer hitch bumpers side mirrors headache racks etc. from Craigs list.
  5. Las Vegas shooting update : First I would like to explain These are opinions and some information cobbled together from Internet news sources and, I am not against Israel or the Jewish people, but it sure seems like many of the players are Jewish there is no way we can leap over that without getting hung on it. They own newspapers cable television new outlets in politics sports owners college professors and industrialists. Steven Paddock was not the only shooter, forensic audio proves that. Paddock’s check in date was wrong and not reported by the media or the Sheriff until it came out by other sources, so we see small lies or misrepresentations right out of the box. Paddock had been to other hotels and events “ we are suppose to suspect planning this but decide to act at Las Vegas. Paddock was employed by a high security / very hush hush company supposedly as a CPA or was that a cover ? Paddock’s history at the hotel seems to have been erased, we should be abel to know his gambling losses or wins, We have yet to see security footage of him bringing in his cache of weapons setting up his cameras, but we are allowed to see him meeting and talking to people on the first floor ? Did he not eat at the various restaurants with guests ? we re told he had visitors and one was a hooker ? Why has she not been arrested and named ? Tell me an incident where the press has not found out the names families live or dead or witnesses and hounded them. The time line is untrue or being obscured or a lie Paddock shot the security guard 6 minutes before the shooting started. Another man I think was a maintenance person was fired at and radioed in that he was being fired at on the 32nd floor. Where were the police that are always at a huge casino and what of the security detail who are number in the dozens or more. If we are to believe that no police were on the premises there are many in the surrounding area and at the concert why were they not informed ! Hotels that large compete with police hiring away some of the best they have direct lines to emergency services and radio abilities We live in a computerized world every communications source was available and they would have been considered a high level accurate source of information as some of the staff would have been ex police sheriffs deputies and even constables. I am just as sure there were fire and in house emergency / EMT personnel who had cell phones radios and other means of calling out. Where were the Security teams I have been to Vega they have firearms they can get away with murder as they are with police or have been police or even higher levels in local or government security oriented agencies also FBI Secret service ex military so why did they not act as whole floor of patrons were at risk of being murdered one room at a time, and in 73 minutes he could have done more damage room to room in my opinion, not as many injured or mass panic on the street level for hundred to video so that may have played into the plan. In Texas at an art contest to draw the prophet it only took 2 officers to stop 2 terrorists with AK47s in the open f the street and we are suppose to believe that on site security and police waited for the FBI hostage rescue team or HRT. We have yet to hear from officers or security or even people on the floor and because there have been staged events and crisis actors would we really know and would the MSM properly prove and vet the sources ? Special Agent Aaron C. Rouse (unsure if it is the correct spelling ) previous post was FBI Section chief of the counter intelligence division. He is married to Megan rouse daughter of John Podesta of Obummers key people and WIKI LEAKS FAME remember the Spirit cooking or code for devil worship / witchcraft just do a search for “Spirit cooking” This reeks of some sort of collusion or containment or even a plot. ISIS is a reinvention of Alqueda run by our deep state OR mercenaries paid by us and who met w/ john McCain in 2013 and rebels are being trained and by information in the public domain to overthrow Syria and I believe Turkey. Many have thought that the riots and days of protest were staged by outside entities maybe our agencies that led up to a minor attempted coup that failed. An Israeli Former Shen Bet newspaper chief and now Kanesit member Israel Hasson gave a slight threat that terror would reach our shores and through their Newspaper Shen Bet historian Martin Van Creveld also made the same threat. Basically a threat that our cities would be terrorized or nuked, if we did not back the Israeli state that can be taken one of 2 ways either we are allowing the radicals time and means to get at us or Israel will not help if they know or see a strike going to happen if we are not on their side OR they would initiate or facilitate with our enemies an attack. Either way it is not comforting. Then there are Israeli death Squads I think they used to be associated with operation Samson or Sword of Gideon whacking people by poison T-bone car wrecks and other nefarious ways, and we have seen this in America one attempt of a personality Robert Stone was T-boned he thinks because of his stance on his radio and Internet broadcasts. Robert Steel ex CIA speaks about the Ziocons and how they have for years infiltrated our government at the highest levels there are in MY estimation 3 levels of Jewish people some that are not politically or spiritually at odds with the united States second those that returned served and retain connections and means to infiltrate US agencies and government, third a group that is part and parcel to the one world system and will stop at nothing to accomplish their goal including destroy America as the United States is the only impediment to their coming to world power. Why do you think England voted to get out of the EU or Brexit ? Because the EU is not elected it is a ruling government of bureaucrats they cannot be removed and any laws they enact must be adhered to and the people of any nation within the EU cannot remove or vote as a referendum to limit or negate any law they make. We may have another problem I do not like to put it out that it is fact, but there are many Jewish Americans well really the world over who go back and serve in the military security forces and intelligence and return to their home countries as agents of Israel NOT ALL maybe only a few but we have only heard of a couple that have been accused of spying, is that really true or do we have a multitude of others as well --- I know we do by reports news and connections to extended family of people in our government. We have been warned by Israel that there are sleeper cells in the U.S. but we are not told if they are Israeli or terrorists or Haitian witch doctors. The owner of the casino Sheldon Adleson and a highly placed person more powerful than most anyone in our country seems to be connected and the Las Vegas shooting story. Are we being manipulated is this a false flag event ? and we do know why ? Is it a radical segment of Jews is it a deep state plot to instill fear in Americans to accept more rules restrictions terminate our second amendment rights and even silence non main stream media sources it is already going on Alex Jones of Infowars and numerous others like the the The Federal communications have been asked to stop Alex Jones and Drudge report and many others to be restricted and are being attacked by MSM media called conspiracy theorists, Their cash base is being hit and search counters have been BOT-ed, new software has lowered their subscriber and hit count artificially to constrain their income or strangle their cash flow to destroy them financially. Freedom of speech an unfettered press is the life blood of any nation and who is anyone to say who is the press or individual reporters or independent journalists there are thousands of independent journalists who are niche reporters they look for stories specific to their interests like pollution, animal rights, ecological threats, gay lesbian rights, business banking and investment investigating, politics abuses or collusions and you name it once they find a story they attempt to find an outlet and sell or give it to a newspaper radio cable or TV news channel some report directly to their viewers or subscribers on Youtube or private servers. This prevents a collusion of news outlets from controlling or manipulating the story time line or facts. There are a collection of powers, individuals and self interested groups that for money power or idealism want to release the truth or hide it confuse r inform bring together or create unrest or racial strife or civil disobedience even incite civil war to destroy or rebuild this nation into something else. Those that are on the negative will not stop and mass killings riots false flag events and target the public children and corporations that will not be a party to their ambitions. Regardless of anyones political racial or religious leanings we need a 2 party system at minimum so we hope that truth will out. We need a free press even opinions of individuals because they have a following of interested souls voters and families muting their voice no matter what side your on make the ability of another to silence you imprison you and even kill you and who would know you shut off the conversation remove the referee in the fight for truth and equality that is suppose to be an inalienable right. When that right dies and decent will be crushed by force of who the military the police and the courts will have to agree or they who resist will be imprisoned or murdered. This is fact it is history it is the saga of man since time began and we never learn our lesson. America is the only nation that has risen out of so much division war hatred and violence to be come a better free place for people to live, that is why billions want to get here live here and become Americans, it is not because we have washers dryers and Internet it’s the freedom to work strive and attempt what your heart desires and if you want to kill that, your committing suicide.
  6. Baby powder ??? Russian baby powder what is it powdered sand from Chernobyl ?
  7. believe it or not go with a 6 cylinder more torque fuel injection, power steering and AC. Know that you can alter seats and find them on Craig list. Depending on the weather and road conditions if 4 wheel drive is a necessity or prized option and unless you drive a lot in traffic with it, go with a manual transmission. all you have to do is ask how much to work on a automatic transmission and how much easier it is to change a clutch pressure plate & throwout bearing. I am not sure of what year model but as early a model for simplicity as you feel comfortable with and in very good condition. Since your considering paying cash remember cash is king and although many are touting the economy, there are a lot of people needing cash. Take time don't rush until you find what you want have it checked for signs of any accidents and history.
  8. These items are very basic medicinal comfort health wellness and too numerous benefits to mention. Look up all the uses of each of these and you will see why. 1 baking soda (think pounds they sell a 13 pound bag a few is not to many) 2 salt (100 pounds is a good start) 3 Hydrogen peroxide 3% (A case or 2 of quarts keep in the dark) 4 vinegar white and cider (5 gallons is not too much) 5 borax ( 40 mule team ) 1 box ought to last a very long time. 6 Vicks Vaporub (a few large 6 ounce jars) 7 Vaseline large jar 8 Vodka depends but if your not a drinker at minimum a gallon 9 triple antibiotic ointment half dozen tubes 10 Sulfur powdered there are others but their use is not so straight foward.
  9. I got one rigged as my night stalker or varmint getter mostly for skunks coons and possums snakes and now and again a big field rat, as all of these have tried to enter my rabbit and chicken houses and get a midnight snack. One has a laser & flashlight and a 4X / power scope for longer distance like up to 50 yards. the laser and light are for up close and personal and both are right at or just shy of 20 foot long so the laser and light are perfect just have to offset for the difference between the bore and the laser about an inch and a half low of point of impact. I like .410 but that puts a good size hole in sheet metal as a 22 short is quieter out of a rifle than a long rifle shell and the hole is not large enough for rats mice and snakes to go through. Shooting down into the dirt if you miss or the bullet passes through striking the dirt takes the energy out so if it does ricochet the sheet metal walls will stop it or at least slow it down so it would not penetrate deeply, as you never know my dog wouldn't like being shot I am only guessing but I'm pretty sure it would piss him off as he does not like going to the vet for just a checkup. if I had to I guess hog tie and a welding glove I might be able to work on him he does not "do" a leash but he listens very well -- after a time LMAO He thinks he is the center of attention looks like ol' Yeller thinks he can talk and if you have food you'll never lack for company, he knows I don't like being eyeballed while I eat so he turns his head one eye still on my plate and he can hear a cheese wrapper from outside so can his side kick.
  10. like tater chips can't have just 1 10/22s
  11. I have Burris, a couple Leupold a few and swift I can tolerate europlex duplex 30-30 and the old fine wire (but not in low light) my favorite is stadia bar or milplex in recent years. I am trying out a 34mm tube 2X7 on a .223 just for grins it is looking promising if it works or not I am thinking on a reflex dot sight w/ a small MOA.
  12. I did want to say that most animals hunted are not predators and they are all wary and being still is not what they do so if your firing from a distance by the time the bullet gets from bore to target or your lag time of thougt to shoot and trigger pull mind figuring on what action to take the critter can move there in your shot from your actual aiming point --- I hope that reads right >
  13. got that right even a clip on the skull it is like they are pick handled. and I know of no animals skull that can restrain or stop a FMJ from zipping right through the old bean box.
  14. My choice in scopes has been more because of monetary concerns but have found there are fantastic optics for around 2 to mid 300 range. as or more important I use a bridge Leupold / Redfield and turn in steel rings. the more sturdy your base and rings it is more likely to not move as other than other mounts. Loosening of rings and bases is the number one cause of inaccuracy in an optic more so if people do not understand that changing brand bullet or bullet weight if not test fired and re sighted in.
  15. Depending on size and distance of my objective I like either 62 grain FMJ .223 or most medium to varmint size game and head / neck shots I like meat I do not eat brains. eyeballs, horns or teeth. My optics are 2X7 power. If it is going to be a shot over 100 yards on deer or larger I like .308 -165 grain JSP neck or head or if I can manage a quartering away shot and do not plot to make shots over 200 yards with this I choose 3X9 power and I like Burris or Leupold Pentax or Nikon. I do like Leica Hendsoldt and Smidt & Bender Swift and a couple others BUT each model can be best and some models just miss the mark even in the best brands. You would think that 30mm or 34mm would have better light transmission and it all comes down to each lens grinding polishing finish out to the edge of each lens. I also like 1/4 click adjustments not so much sliding / no click. it is better for your optic to be closer to the bore line but I have fired many Euro models with the high claw mounts and out to 500 yards + and not had any ill effects to accuracy. Each power of a scope should be shot in to see if there is an aberration or detriment or parallax effects and that could be only to a single scope not necessarily true of all scopes in that model as glass is not perfect I am sure today there are many test to weed out imperfections and to some degree is reflected by cost.
  16. OPS, my bad sorry there isn't any
  17. It is kinda a hit and miss as to temperature I have had them breed but it just seems like they do not take it just seems better when it is cooler than 90+ You may need to find another buck younger and try that it may just be both are not in sync heat just makes them not able to take and I seem to have more luck when it was cool / latter part of October on through late may or June. I have had females quit breeding might have been age but they should be fertile for a few years and the older the fewer bunnies per pregnancy.
  18. Looks like Trevon Martin Shot by George Zimmerman and Micheal brown who's death sparked the hands up don't shoot LIE who was shot dead by a police officer after he robbed a store and assaulted a police officer had more legs that the death of 58 Trump supporters ( as per leftwing commentators). The MSM is fickle as hell makes up or drones on about stories that have no truth in them sparking debate over racism and seeing racist under every bush and rock. I am a Pastor David Manning Fan he and many others believe that what keeps racism going is the MSM and the 1%ers like louis Farakhan I am god, jesse never let it rest jackson and a bunch of other Hippocrates who are just as racist as those they demonize IMO. There will be and always has been some racism and it will never completely go away but if you play the race card form any position or color all your doing is adding fuel to the fire where there is no wood. but this is about Las Vegas shooting and I really do not see investigative journalists digging too deep maybe because they are afraid they will end up face down in their Cheerios ! report from yesterday Acoustical evidence and other reports and information screws up the investigations time line and the John Podesta connection LMAO False Flag ???
  19. you can buy kits but some require cool and dark area to thrive that lets me out as here it is average of 85 to 95 degrees most of the year if it is not too hot it's too cold, technically winter here is mid December to early February or about 2 months then cool for a couple weeks and right back into warm to hot weather.
  20. Yea Kevin that's about what I cam up with Fungus or fungi / mushrooms spores float on the wind and when they deposit on an agreeable stratum like a dead tree trunk or whatever they seem to thrive on they grow so if the tree was killed by a defoliant or there are other chemical or organisms they get imparted so about the only mushrooms that I feel are safe are ones grown from spores that have been gotten from a medium started by a grower lets say contained spores and they have facilities to test the earth they use and the final product some here are grown in caves / a closed system so foreign spores are not easily introduced In the wild as you perfectly state too many variables of color size and medium on where they grow. I don't know how man ever survived by trying them --- hey bob how do you know we can eat that kind because Pete din't die when he ate one !
  21. I am NOT POSITIVE but the seal could be augmented with food safe oil or food safe silicone on the exterior of the seal so it will make the pressure expand the gasket / seal I am assuming it is U shaped hollow inside if so that may allow the seal to expand to fit the area before the steam can find a way around. Another possible way is to set the lid on a absolute flat surface and check if you can see where the uneven portion is and that may allow you to use a jack and some insulators like thin wood to protect the metal and jack the dent out a fraction at a time, if it is the lid downard pressure may pe applied with shims on the portion you do not want to bend and again by increments, I would choose a screw jack as you can by small partial turns move very tiny increments where as hydraulic jacks are harder to regulate movement. I have made screw jacks out of turnbuckles and used wood blocks not for heavy duty work but for wedging out works OK. HEY I never tried repairing a pressure cooker but all I can come up with is it is out of round or the lid is warped. and if you check it with a pressure gauge it may still be able to hold enough pressure on a higher flame / heat add more water as if your canning jars it is not like soup or broth that can creep and stop your vent and spew or stop up and blow your pot up a real PSI gauge is better than guess work IMHO as Heat is the real regulator and it takes time for steam to evaporate all the water and you can do a timed test with the amount of water try for 15 30 60 and 90 minutes if you have water + or - enough as a safety factor don't (sweat it) ---- get it sweat- steam well not real funny but I'll be here all week tip the waitresses and try the veal
  22. Kevin completely I agree with people learning their local flora and fauna, I love Sassafras home made root beer if you know the leaves and the leaves are also known as gumbo File' powder when ground. making the root beer is easy take some feeder root remove the dark skin crush a bit and bring to almost a boil and let steep add to water to taste if you want like soda add a block of dry ice if you don't have dry ice collect frozen co2 from blasting a co2 fire extinguisher into a loose knit bag and pour the crystals / chunks in, and you have root beer soda pop. I have books and I look for the color pictures that well document the identity from other plants and in different stages, as many do not take on their adult characteristics early on, People really forget that for aesthetic reason America has imported plants that are NOT domestic and most are dangerous to deadly like poinsettias and elephant ears. I raise Horseradish and if I were not familiar I would pass it by potatoes are dangerous believe it or not just like many plants only parts are edible not the entire plant. Pardon me if I rail on spices as almost all spices are not indigenous we import them by the ship load and if people want variety and their favorite tastes they had better stock up. Smoking meat is easy but in order to keep it safe from insects coating it with crushed birdseye peppers or chili pequines that are found along creeks and rivers here helps meat last many seasons. I am reposting this but, although not a spice it is not found in the wild and we use it by the ton and that is Baking powder here is a recipe Baking Powder makes 1 tablespoon 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons cream of tartar (now you know what this is for) and it is used to make meringue / egg whites stiff and peak. comes from wine barrel wine making sediment. add 1 teaspoon of corn starch to prevent caking and reacting before adding to ingredients. store in an air tight container until needed. people need to read on how to prepare / process acorns as some varieties have too much tannin / tannic acid to be eaten as is and the husk of the nut should be removed as it contains a lot of the tannic acid. that is another area where study and compiling a survival notebook well serve people well even if only camping and hiking. Many medicinal plants have spines or stinging hairs or hard to process / digest veins edible or inedible berries fruits or seeds. Polk sallet comes to mind as a edible that if not prepared right is toxic / poisonous like FUGU or puffer fish great stuff but joe bob is not filleting it for me just because he got a set of Ginsu knives ! Knowledge practice experience and then there are mushrooms a real hard subject as some very experienced pickers have been fooled by a fungi that looked almost right. I leave them to the professionals.
  23. That is why we have the First Amendment and the Second to insure we keep the First IMHO. I like your analytical thinking, although I do heartily agree, even if I did not to silence anyone how has a cogent idea undermines critical thinking. There is always that one question that no one thought to ask or experience brought forward that places a new light and exposes a simple mistake or lie that busts the whole story open. If it were not for serious comments, opinions and if we just accepted the news on it's face we would be a country of robots. The only way to expose a confidence game is to admit you could have been had, if we all refused to admit our gullibility from embarrassment or political leanings we do truth a disservice and enable our own demise. I have a friend that has left leanings and I catch them parroting untrue or unverified statements from the MSM. NO matter what proof you put forward about the left the go to response is, " well Trump isn't exactly perfect". Well thats not the point is it If I am talking about Nancy Pelosi your needle skips back to well, well Trump isn't exactly perfect" is only a deflection and does not speak to the issue of what Nancy Pelosi said or did and does not solve or illuminate the problem. and predisposes that the situation is out of our control or "WE" cannot effect any change and that is where people like the Social justice warrior the AlT -left want us to feel like -- we are between a rock and a hard place, I say take the rocks and build a wall cut off tax money to colleges make grants for supercilious studies evaporate and take them at their word and slap them in jail for terroristic threat and any other charge that applies. Burning a flag is illegal at times where I live because if there is a burn ban your contributing to a fire hazard that is a fine and should be leveed. This Horse Hockey about we cannot do anything is total crap it may not be public flogging but it rubs their noses in it, and shows this is America you can be stupid but you have to pay for the privilege. Occupy wall street why did all of them not get tickets for littering blocking traffic flashing / exposure as many were urinating on ally walls ? Why in Missouri and other places did the police not issue citations for assault for throwing bricks at police ? it is fine to protest but when you place people at risk of injury or death or destroy private or public property the response should be swift and punishment should fit the crime. All this procrastination and reviewing footage and quietly arresting after the fact make it look like justice denied or from the publics prospective that if your a rabble rouser in a large group your not going to be punished or interfered withm and that is a BAD precedence to convey to rioters looters and arsonists IMHO.
  24. Who's a NAZI ? We have heard from all the MSM that our Elected leader and the people around him are nazi's hate people of color and other hate filled rhetoric well let's justs look at who is a NAZI who collaborated and turned in his own people. now if he is what he had admitted to should we not look at whom he supports NOW ? Here is a video to clarify just who the man behind the curtain is we all know his name but do we really want to know from his own lips. a few minutes in Soros in an interview admits he was a collaborator ......... few minutes in George Soros admits he turned in his own people
  25. no offense taken just keep posting ! well when you live long enough sh*t happens. One of my best was putting a deck screw through my thumb the really best was when I had to use the screw gun to remove it that felt sooooo much better. it is amazing that I still have fair dexterity and coordination i can manipulate a quarter over my knuckles quick reloads and speed drills ( not screws in the digits)