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  1. Candles are the best emergency lighting and heating because they are simple you need fire and a candle. but a single candle is not going to help much. Instead of using precious fuel to keep warm I decided to have a couple of alternative methods I have heat packs a propane torch it has a piezo striker and a couple of 1 pound propane bottles and a cookie tin candle. Since it is near to the holidays I remember making bees wax candles in a cookie tin, one reason is they are wide and shallow you can put in a lot of wicks but you only need to light enough to satisfy your need at the moment I have kept them under my vehicle seat with a BIC lighter taped to the top. I liked bees wax because it had little but a good scent it melted at a reasonable rate, better than soy or paraffin and we had plenty as we kept 10 hives or so all the time. Compared to paraffin wax it smells better burns a bit cleaner. I don't like scented candles to heat or cook over as they transfer flavor to what your cooking. as far as what I have researched petroleum or paraffin candles are not toxic and have a limited threat to humans if burned in a reasonable space I just prefer bees wax to make mine with and make them in a roughly 6 inch cookie tin and leave about a half inch of space between the wax and lid my wicks I keep about 1 and 1/2 inches apart slightly tighter in the center as I heat my cup there. you have to be very careful of fire but if your stuck in a vehicle in the cold just level it up not too close to the back of the seat light it and it won't take long to kill the chill. bees wax has dozens of uses look them up I used it on decking screws makes them sink in fast and easy into old wood good for waterproofing leather / gloves uses for bees wax
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    Heat and survival

    Heat is worse than cold, both can kill but just before you die from cold you get sleepy in heat you wander around until your interior of your head or heart explodes. Water is the most important cornerstone of survival so it must be used wisely. Water is the best medicine unless the person has internal injuries or is unconscious, as water regulates the digestion, dispersion of minerals and vitamins hormones and all the other elements that reproduce injured cells and take away cell waste, if this is slowed you body begins to get become toxic and we die if this is not reversed. There are a few ways to counter heat stay in the shade or make our own shade, temps in the sun is higher by at least 10 degrees and increases. dig a fox hole a dog digs to find cooler ground to lay on we can do the same. the areas of the body that hold heat are the crotch the armpits and the head if your hair is thick people still need to wear a hat the more heat the wider the brim. water and laying spread eagle in the shade helps. The higher the humidity the less evaporation so a hand, folding fan does help. Taking a hand towel make it damp and whip it in a circle for a few seconds and apply to you carotid area (neck) helps to cool the blood. May sound strange but like trying to cool hot soup drink water in the same manner if your water is air temperature or hot. Never drink alcoholic beverages especially liquor in a survival situation in high heat conditions and never to excess as that limits making rational decisions. limit movement during the heat of the day keep your skin covered I know it's all the rage to wear shorts and a thin short sleeve shirt but, that is where you have options. tight fitting clothing is not good either. Taking a swim, well that depends on humidity as high humidity air will not cool or allow you to dry so your just swampy wet and hot. The safety of the water or critters in it. Water reflection causes sunburn more rapidly and in places you would not normally get sun. Use lip balm sun screen may make you hotter depending on if it is not water based, anything that limits your skin being able to breathe will inhibit the bodies ability to cool itself. Insect repellent is another skin coating and you may have to choose to get bitten or being hot this is why proper clothing is so important as if your properly covered you need less skin treatment. Do not drink too much or too fast just causes problems. I am sure there are things I missed and there are products that help cool more effectively.
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    Winter Vehicle Survival tips

    Vehicle Survival is Serious, any time of the year but, in winter you need to be especially careful. Vehicles slide off the road all the time, traffic jams because of major accidents causing hours of gridlock and most people are not prepared in an emergency to leave their vehicle. the beginning of winter is when you find your battery needs replacing, worked fine yesterday today it's dead. 1st keep your tank filled no gasoline no heat even with gas if your tail pipe is covered it will allow exhaust to enter your vehicle from the underside, first you get bored then sleepy and then your at the pearly gates. Have your basic vehicle tools like snow chains a jack w/ handle jumper cables flash lights DUH more than one. Even if your not mechanical some hand tools so if someone who is may can help you. Here is where your GHB or BOB can come in handy if your forced to leave your vehicle thse tiny Water bottles can freeze and not bust so having some is not an issue I still advise a stainless steel camping cup and a razor knife you can cut the bottle off and put it in the cup and thaw it by using the heater vent or alternative source of heat listed below. Have an alternative heat source trees and 18 wheeler loaded with whatever and you might be stuck for many hours. I like a Mr. Heater that runs off a 1 pound propane bottle because if your car dies or you run out of fuel your heater is not going to work, and you could be stranded for a long long time. you have to treat them properly place on a solid level surface because tipping the liquid will cause the burner to flash a ball of fire out and start your vehicle on fire. So keep it on low and away from flammable surfaces I can put mine on the center console aimed at the windshield.and but my real heat source is a torch. candles in a cookie tin work ok but keep your windows cracked carbon dioxide and monoxide kills. If that scares you keep plenty of chemical heaters. My torch heats the area but I have to watch it will not catch surfaces on fire but I can heat water in my stainess camp cup for coffee and hot chocolate, I keep a few Coup O Noodles inner warmth is helpful Consider having extra clothing in your vehicle for extreme weather just extra yoga pants don't count, insulated coveralls and a parka do make sure they cover your regular jacket and fit over all your clothes layers helps to hold in warmth . Shoes that are fit for walking and keeping your feet warm normal shoes suck at heat retention. Food like MRE's have a self contained heat pack or snacks peanut butter or cheese crackers, raisins pop tarts just anything you can rip open and chow down on. Last having a backup battery bank for your phone a charger both AC and DC with a charging cable during emergencies cell towers can be spotty and phones seem to always be low or dead just when you need them. so if your forced to leave your vehicle take your charger with you, you may get a ride or find a place to shelter and be able to charge your phone up. I posted on this in the past but a friend of mines daughter picked up her kid and on the way home traffic stopped well long story short the kid had a cutie coat that did not provide warmth she was in a hurry and left without a jacket as the school only a few miles away and her tank was low so while waiting she ran out of gas she did call her dad and he had to come get them on a 4 wheeler she failed to tell him they had no winter clothing on so they rode a 4 wheeler for about 15 minutes in a blizzard when she left it was 40 degrees and falling. people do this all the time get in a hurry and suffer for no better reason than being impatient or fail to look ahead and place others in a jam due to their failure.
  4. Apex predators returning to Texas Jaguar and black bear and some other dangerous things around. Some of the other animals that kill are deer very rare but they have killed humans. Common critters that are dangerous are cattle and horses people are injured all the time sometimes by accident rare but because the animal is mad as hell or protective of their young. Getting stomped gored or kicked isn't fun and can permanently injure or kill you. Sometime back a friend was almost killed by a cow with a new calf and bulls mostly unconcerned with humans except at feeding some are territorial. there are troublesome mules and goats that can and don't mind hurting you if you don't keep an eye on them. Here are the reasons for being armed on the trail in the woods and going out at night your pets and other animals are on the predators menu if you get between them and a meal your liable to need lots of stitches. Mostly humans have not too much to worry about but if your not armed when you do have a bad encounter, don't forget I told you so ! Rabies is rare but problem is no one knows until there is a recorded outbreak and you may be the first to report it after you have had a encounter or injury then you have to get your shots. I have accidentally cornered animals in barns shops and sheds, if you don't pay attention or make noise to get them to run off before you walk up on them, it can get real dicey. chickens are a magnet for predators and snakes, look before you stick you hand in. You should have a gripper extension and a small net to reach eggs in hard to reach and catch escapee chicks.. Feral (wild) hogs are not known to attack people but there again if they have shoats or piglets or you startle them and that's rare your in real trouble their tusks are like knives another reason when hunting and your sure the critter is dead before you get too close or grab hold. More than a few stories of people putting a animal in their vehicle and finding out they were not as dead as they thought. the smallest critters are more powerful than you think and can put the hurt on you if you question this grab a feral mouse or squirrel and see how long you can hang on even pets can take a good nip out of you.
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    Navigation information

    NOAA charts Nautical charts Use Big Dipper to find North Star By Larry Sessions in Tonight Find-polaris-the-north-star The Big Dipper swings full circle – 360 degrees – around Polaris in about 23 hours and 56 minutes. In 24 hours, the Big Dipper actually swings more than full circle, or 361 degrees. Does that make a difference? Yes! It means that – if you look at the same time each evening – the Big Dipper will appear just a little bit lower in the northwestern evening sky. How to use a sextant
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    Food that saved the world

    Looking back at my youth in east Texas, I found that we thrived and survived from what we learned handed down through the ages. Pinto beans, rice and corn bread were staple or comfort food as were some others I will mention later. The caloric value and physical energy that sustains you through out the day was what the importance of dishes like these they were fairly simple and you could do other chores while cooking they could last through the day just keep adding water to beans or peas Hocks or scraps of meat helped add calories taste and eliminated waste. I recall watching a chef take all the trimmings of vegetables and put them in a pot and allowed them to simmer all day and strain off and this was the base for many of his dishes, it tasted fantastic. Waste not want not, a good selection of beans peas and legumes has been a broad base of life sustaining food over the ages. Cheese was a way to not waste milk and turn it in to a long lasting food source. Alcohol beer and wine production was to turn fast spoiling fruits into a long lasting food source if taken in reasonable amounts it is not raging or disgusting like all things too much is really bad. With canning jars storing juice is easy just use the large quart jars and follow directions on canning. Tomato juice is great learn to make your own spicy version for those morning Bloody Mary's some of the other comfort foods were corned beef and cabbage roast meat with carrots and potatoes even whole onions. Stews, as we never had soup -- well we did but we like chunky and thick over broth as only sick people got broth and toast UGH. Cornbread was a staple and after reading the caloric value I see why not to mention the leftovers were heated with butter and syrup or honey for breakfast. sometimes we took boiled eggs with our lunch to use up the excess eggs and not waste those @ 96 calories each but the basic information does not explain the greater value of eggs. Beans like pinto, Kidney, navy and their sort have plenty of trace minerals and vitamins peas like blackeye's chick and field peas have much the same. lintels are little powerhouses to fuel a person for the day ahead. Potatoes kept the Irish nation on it's feet never forget starches have kept mankind out of the grave until better times rice keeps half the population of the world alive and white rice is the best for storage as all others have more vitamins and proteins but do not like to be stored for long durations. Biscuits & gravy is better than an empty stomach, I think people need to learn to make biscuits cornbread and flour tortillas from scratch. A good friend and I had a conversation where he told me an amazing fact that most young people have no idea how to cook dried beans peas or legumes or rice for that matter and that is insane IMHO, so teach your children something before they go out in the world, Please !
  8. figure out what size PVC your household uses including lines from your meter and have a selection of PVC fittings some 1/4 turn valves and cans of PVC glue and a few joints of pipe. Stainless steel hose clamps all different sizes. Barbed wire nails box of 16D and 30D common nails or box nails wire staples. Rolls of bailing wire metal tie wire sheets of plywood enough for covering windows and doors. tarps enough to cover your roof Black and clear 6mil thick or better plastic ( visqueen ) large rolls 1/8th 2,000 lb strength and 1/4 inch cable 7,000 pounds strength sometimes called aircraft cable. 5 gallon bucket of roofing tar 6 pack of bathroom caulk and a 6 pack of silicone caulk w/ a caulking gun extension cords 12 ga wire size and 3 way adapters. rope braided is best 1x 4s -- 2x4s and some 4x4s look for scrap old sign post and some landscaping timbers. old school hand saw, cat claw, crow bars a pair so you can walk the dog, hammers framing, shop and carpenter, string level 3 foot level, plumb bob, screw driers a few measuring tapes, speed square, set of wood chisels, set wood gimlets, bow saw machete limb loppers /cutters draw knife. Shovels square point spade or pointed shovel trenching shovel or called a sharpshooter and ax real double bit not a half ax, grubbing hoe, pitch fork 4 prong, sledge hammer, steel wedges, post hole diggers, rakes heavy cast and a metal fan type leaf rake. garden hoe. digging bar or pinch bar, chain falls minimum 1 ton, tow chains and binders. yo yo or sling blade. These are bare minimum if you have older children multiples to wasting time swapping tools. or moving large loads. figure on manual labor as the mode of work counting on fuel driven or electric motors to do work if it's not available you are ever so screwed.
  9. Micheal Snyder February 26, 2019 http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/as-the-perfect-storm-approaches-most-americans-are-partying-instead-of-preparing We have had a financial meltdown every 8 to 10 years we threw everything at the last one, we have nothing left we are out of money, we don't have another 2 trillion bail out ad we cannot keep printing or we erode the ground we stand on imagine 40 to 50% unemployment where a days pay won't buy enough food. it does n matter the price of gold or silver stocks you have people will not part with wat you need. An excerpt from his article: When it comes to being prepared for an emergency, 39% say they have an emergency kit, while another 39% have a non-perishable food stock. A little less than one-third (28%) of people have stockpiles of water, and one in four people (25%) have an evacuation plan. Of those who have an emergency kit, the most common items to have in the kit are: a first-aid kit (86%), flashlights or other light sources (83%), food (65%), water (63%), and blankets (62%). --- end article. I think many are lying to him and themselves with these numbers. What is a stock pile of water ? and where are they holding it at a very survival minimum 1 gallon per person per day that excludes adding it to cook your rice dehydrated meals and drink mixes. What is an emergency kit ? a blanket and some snacks and bottled water ? I think the more important question is can you live on it will it provide the calories warmth and protection for weeks or months ? if your sick or injured will it sustain you and get you on your feet back in the family unit instead of being a burden for a period of time. Financial disaster is amazingly complicated, money that had a value no longer does, commodities are so important that people will not exchange them for money silver or gold or anything that is not in like kind a survival commodity. If you have something do you understand or conceive how long you need to make it last or can you ration it. can you think LONG TERM survival.
  10. Let's get into the weeds "STOPPING POWER". Stopping power is as elusive as a albino whale although we know they exist or have or, will again is a useless fact if your searching for one spending your own money and time. Then there are the arguments that the world is flat or X caliber is more able then the world is round as all calibers have performed and accomplished one shot stops..... so what is it, well it it's part fact a bit of fiction mixed with magic pain and fear. The human body cannot function beyond certain limits like nerve damage lack of oxygen or clinical death. All of these factors take time from a split second to minutes, minutes you may not have in an altercation or would have if you could have the time to analyze the instant replay and be able to act on it. The reason why I am so pro 2nd amendment is obvious once seen through the lens of lets say Afghanistan once people do not have options of hand weapons they will do like Theodore John Kaczynski or the Unibomber or even the lowly kitchen knife as was used in China on a many occasions where one person killed more than many shootings here all you have to do is type in, "knife attacks in china" and a whole list will pop up. So do knives have stopping power ? yes they do but unlike a bullet it is very hard to "test" but I can assure you that stabbing weapons do stop people in their tracks in many cases like bullets they have to do damage to vital organs as well as inflict pain enough to "stop" the individual from being able to function. So lets do the math or NOT ! because this is where fuzzy math has been contorted to 3 dimensions to explain something that it is not able to in any situation as all are totally different, unique and quite unable to be explained except after by a intense investigation and or an autopsy. We all know or should that 357 magnum has had more ability to stop attackers over any other caliber but if you just take that and not dig deeper you will miss the competing factors such as bullet weight barrel length and other statistics like clothing thickness bullet type weight and distance of individual shootings. More important is survival of the victims and yes there are survivors, some use catheters others need a bag to crap in stuck to their side others are in wheel chairs or cannot function to 100% of their previous ability. Does this mean they did not effect their mission of injuring or killing others ? The answer is NO NO and sometimes. Think of a body in 3 dimensions moving in all directions as so are the organs not fixed in space, this is why center mass is he approved aiming point it takes the largest area and asks you to focus and try to place all your shots in it, thats it ! This is part probability part lawyer foo and all guess work that the shooter is capable of hitting a bull in the azz with a bass fiddle ! under stress fear and never having been in a potentially lethal confrontation in their lives. On the attackers side many are accustom violence or have a long list of violent crimes or worse have used violent tactics against weaker individuals with such success that they feel embolden so they have no fear or understanding that someone will or can attempt to stop them in essence bullies like the guy in Missouri that strong armed robbed a convenience store and then assaulted a police officer and then was shot dead by that same officer after the subject turned and attacked like he was Godzilla attacking Tokyo --- why, because he had used that tactic before brute strength and bully tactics that had worked before. That is the psychological condition of man, our go to option is what we know has worked in the past. Now consider a person that has zero experience and fills that lack of experience with -- you got it hearsay fables STORIES. Facts on the other hand are confusing and will not bring confidence up at all. I am sure that the lady that went up to her attic with her children and shot the home intruder in the face was either 5 or 6 times and he didn't die is awestruck that he did not stop after the first shot and still survived, after all in the movies they throw a sheet over people shot in the head just once don't they ? Let us also look at fanatical and psychopathic attacks they are not as rare as one might think but the war in the Philippine Moro's (mooslims) was where the U.S. found that 38 was not a man stopper and opted for a .45ACP everyone forgets that the round was full metal jacket or the velocity is not best for expansion but in this case using it on full grown people of no more than 120 pounds it worked another fact is that they (Moro's ) wrapped / bound themselves with strips of cloth like a mummy and got all psyched out before an attack -- nothing like natural endorphines and testosterone fueled with religious hatred to start your day. and we have all heard of the doped out of their minds attackers even the police have problems in taking down and this is fact and a lot of luck on the dope heads part on here got shot 17 times by numerous officers and lived and still had to be tackled by officers-- notice PLURAL more than one. In the event of an attack by a religious or doped up individual, Your azz is grass no jury with an overzealous prosecutor is easily going to accept your story that you had to shoot 15 times and reload and this may sound sexist but unless your a female although women shoot better than men generally speaking. Remember the state is not going to investigate beyond the fact you shot someone it's your lawyers responsibility to put up a defense, remember that so you better hope there is video and your lawyer has the sense of mind to know that find it and exploit it for your benefit. The reason for the civilian to carry is to defend themselves -- now think that through, it does not mean for you to defend against the golden horde and it is on your part INSANE if you think your able to take on a group of individuals with long arms IMHO it may play well in the press that you died with your boots on heroically your battered body numerous wounds last gasp yada yada yada PRAY you die because if you live you will be blamed for everything since the civil war and god help you if you accidentally shoot a bystander in any situation. Once you pull a gun your liability NEVER ENDS at least recklessly discharging a firearm and a blot on your record and up to murder either by one of these Murder, Manslaughter or Justifiable Homicide. Please note that all of them means you killed someone and some will always equate it just that way. Statistics prove -- nothing, people have been killed with a pellet gun 25acp and old 32 caliber pocket revolvers some were even rimfire that are known anemic calibers. is there some magic balankee we can find solace in as far as a handgun and not fear the consequences of using it ---the answer is NO, there will be consequences in either way if you carry don't carry use it or just forget you have it and get arrested in the wrong place like a school property and I know about all the stories that people have been let off because yada yada but that is not always law but an effort of the local legal system not to ruin a particular person that does not say they won't make you an example ! To pocket pistol or not to pocket pistol or even a tiny derringer, if you work in a antigun company or a place where carry is a definite firing offense but still know it is not an option for yourself as you have a threat against you this may be your only choice. Companies are willing to sacrifice individuals for their own beliefs or rules because they are not legally responsible if they could be charged or sued because of their rules it would be another matter entirely IMHO. Because of my surroundings I have NOT carried, in some instances I have decided to carry a pocket version and others full size, full power with a long gun backup shotgun or rifle. That is why we have all the variety and because people come in all different sizes shapes weather / event appropriate clothing and professions. I like that corporations are protecting themselves like sports coliseums with metal detectors but once you leave like one man who had his children with him was attacked and beaten to death by a couple of competing sports fans found out once outside the venue your a victim waiting to happen. I am sure his children appreciate the fact that all those people in the stadium were safe from firearms even though they were forced to watch their father get beat and stomped to death. Think outside the box, I hear that and know it is a load of sh*t 97% of people don't. There are real reason why people carry just as much what they carry and between brow beating from the dwindling numbers of pro 2nd amendment full size carry ONLY and the fear of the legal system or their employer people that should don't. Every time I hear of a rape murder or kidnapping I wonder how many criminals would be dead or jailed instead of someone being victimized and how many that would eliminate from being future victims. How many times have we seen or read that the felon has done this repeatedly and has been in and out of prisons, a fact that fails to penetrate the parole boards and justice or might ai say injustice system. it is a self fulfilling perpetual machine criminals re-offend the system makes more money they can't pay but the tax payer does so they get a check any way it goes. the criminals have children who because of not having a 2 parent home have a greater chance of becoming a criminal themselves their parent has to for the most part depend on social services like welfare and food stamps help with rent and medical at the expense of again the tax payer who subsidizes the evolution of the criminal from birth to death and even in death we foot the bill for an autopsy and burial as does anyone really think these types care or spend money on insurance or a burial policy ? and what about their children ? we are saddled with all the responsibility and no accountability as in do they spend the money on food and how well are their children doing in school or if the parent is on drugs OH HELL NO ! that is an invasion of privacy but, if your in the military you do not have the luxury of privacy or in corporate employment try being a pilot and not getting drug tested or a truck driver. people cannot tell the difference between most common calibers fired from a pistol some can differentiate rifle shots from a pistol BUT any criminal can figure out there is a gun in play that is not their own and that scares 99% of them silly and once the pain of a bullet strikes them the fight or flight response kicks in and them leaving is as good as stopping or dead as it terminates the incident for you, if they live and escape that may mean they target someone else to get away but that can happen with any caliber the proof is people survive war wounds and some still managed fight on. Stopping power caliber or arguments thereof will never be settled and in some cases after the fact we can see it is true that a longer barrel larger caliber could have made a difference that is still dependent on the individual and their ability. That being said a Glock 40 all shots fired and none striking the criminal in a crowded mall or parking lot is scary as hell to me, more so than a loose purse snatcher IMHO. You see everything has to balance the incident the place situational reasoning is as important as the reason to use a firearm or not. In the movie Crocodile Dundee, he is in New York sees a purse snatcher grab a purse takes a can from a passing persons grocery bag and hurls it hitting the criminal in the head retrieves the purse and is the hero BULLSH*T in New Yuck he would be arrested for theft (of the can good) injury with a weapon as now the can is a weapon and probably attempted murder as the strike was to the criminal now victims head plus he was running and no longer a threat and the actor (thrower of the can) was never in jeopardy of injury or loss of property and the list goes on. TV and Movies have screwed this culture up worse than drugs. New cop shows make you believe that if your not guilty you will talk to police if you lawyer up your guilty or have something to hide that is ignorance on both sides of the screen and the first thing your lawyer will ask is, "what did you say" because in the moment and excitement witnesses will have different versions but your words no matter if taken in or out of context can bury you. Why all of this post on caliber because it is not the gun the incident caliber it is the outcome the court or the grand jury that people need to get, the Monday morning quarterbacking scenario target rich environment of the incident itself as you can win the gun battle and do life in prison for killing a bystander save dozens in a mall and cause or kill one child and the horror will not go away. this is life it is messy filled with lawyers courts and prisons and choices shoot or not live or die it's not so easy and caliber is the least of considerations for the civilian IMHO.
  11. Stainless steel liquid container filled with water reason because it is heat resistant. Stainless cup Reason a separate vessel to handle liquid transfer to your container and heat resistant. Swiss army Explorer pocket knife reason because it has all the basic elements of survival. and magnifier for fire Compass oil filled or linsatic a watch band slide on as a backup reason weather and night you cannot always see the sky. Fire steel Reason makes fire when other methods fail. Bic lighter NAME BRAND PLEASE, Reason in this list 3rd way to make fire. Whistle the loudest one you can find Reason signaling Stainless steel pocket / signaling mirror Flashlight good single AAA battery for your key ring Reason so you will always have it on you. Bandana large Reason good color can be a signaling device, a tourniquet. made into a head cover absorbs filters water etc. Emergency blanket reason heat retention sun reflection wind break 6X6 foot minimum tarp sun, rain, wind protection. Paracord 550 20 foot piece to 100 foot hank Head net with 100% DEET insect repellent Hat with a full brim like a crusher or boonie Sun glasses with polarized lenses Reason eye protection with a good case. Fishing line BRAIDED type extremely strong small spool learn how to tie this type line Reason fishing and snares suture etc. Fishing hooks selection Dental floss plain no wax or flavor full roll Sewing needles a few Triple antibiotic ointment one tube W/ a first aid kit size is up to you. Magnet Neodymium reason to make needles into a compass to help extract a metal splinter holds needles so you don't loose them. Belt and pouch/s to contain all this so you can carry it is needed. Arguments will follow, derringer mini revolver and a box of shells 22LR or 22 Magnum North American Arms makes good pistols. I get the argument all the time "I can't carry at work" unless your being searched or scanned yes you can mini derringers in a belly band for a woman in your bra or belly band. How many times have shooters gone to a business and shot people ? There are a few places I would not carry like a school or courthouse the main thing is to keep it secure to your body. Shooters like unarmed targets people that shoot back most will run or at least you have some chance versus hiding in a closet, locker or under your desk. look for one with a longer barrel and sights getting the NAA derringer with both cylinders for 22LR and one for 22 Magnum the best options are the NAA-BWC Black Widow w/ Fixed Sights – 2″ Barrel for aimability concealability / compact size, grip size All of the rest of this will fit in a small messenger bag or pouch much of this is useful for first responder at an accident / emergency first aid. in order for this to be a real BOB is to have clothing appropriate for your weather conditions with some food stuffs to last 3 days and a gallon of water. Accidents and breakdowns happen on water keeping pants long sleeve shirt and shoes and a windbreaker a hat and a beach towel, I have rescued people damp at night slight wind that looked like they were freezing stuck on a boat in the middle of the lake without a oars / paddle no flashlight --- survival is considering what may happen and protecting yourself against it. This is a basic kit arguments on the pistol are mute to me because there is no limit to caliber size or number of rounds BUT can you tote it all day, can you conceal it, it is not the gun at home or in your vehicle that will save you it's the one on you loaded and ready. 22 Magnum is a wicked caliber with the right ammo it is a man stopper and can deal with large predators if your jogging or in a mall parking lot NAA have 5 shots single action (you have to cock it for consecutive shots) so it cannot be construed as anything but a last ditch tool to save your life it does not make you out as a dirty harry or the punisher vigilante type. In some states including Washington D.C. any weapon makes them insane they would rather you die as they can ignore that or muck up the investigation so it will remain unsolved, just look up the Vince Foster case.
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    The One Gun Solution

    Today we have a solution that those in black Powder had to a degree and that is use a single firearm to shoot pellets buck shot and a single ball. today a break action single shot shotgun or even a SXS or an over & under can that can accept a chamber conversion and I would go with a rifled long conversion tube, in a heavy pistol caliber and 22 rim fire as it can fire all the lengths of 22 rim fire cartridges except 22 magnum. With the over & under or SXS or side by side you can have one barrel with a shot shell or slug and the other with a rim fire or pistol caliber as far as accuracy it would not be like a target rifle but if it will put it a 8 inch circle @ 100 that's meat on the table. Another scenario if you had access to the pistol calibers they list and no pistol you could use them in your shotgun. I can't say I like the offerings today for an over and under rifle and shotgun combo, first problem is most are 20 ga my only reason is that 20ga chambering is 1/5th of the total numbers of gauges out there so in hard times the number of shells would be damn few to none were as 12 ga is abundant and still used in the military and police agencies. I wish someone would sell a 5.56 adapter for a 12 ga or a 30-30 or 7.62 X39 I remember when gunsmiths would make a shotgun into a double rifle I seen a few in 45-70. It would be nice to see a real caliber over a 12ga so you could shoot birds and have the option to take large game or defend yourself against it. Here is the link to Short lane gunadapters.com https://www.gunadapters.com/
  13. juzcallmesnake

    Snap shooting an ar

    Here is an old read from Charles Askins Snap shooting Snap shooting is good to practice it is hard at ranges today as they got all kinds of rules but a good multiple bulls eye target or 4 square a bulls eye north south east and west or if you can on your range just get stick on spots and scatter them around and try to pop them. When I was a kid we would throw dirt clods we did not have to worry about back stop no one lived in that direction --- and all woods until the next town about 10 miles off. Today it's getting harder to find a open space to experiment with shooting strategy, tactics, off hand shooting and point shooting. back in the day I like to copy the old movie cowboys two hand walking the can / target out with a string of bullets.
  14. juzcallmesnake

    YOUR THE PROBLEM

    Seniors are to blame for housing shortage, study finds YOUR THE PROBLEM ! if you worked hard saved and paid off your home and still live in it it seems that bankers mortgage lenders and real estate tycoons are saying your the problem your living too long and your keeping what you earned IS THIS INSANEVILLE THE NUT HUT ! Socialism is seeping into everything now they begrudge you what you own and all the hard work it took to keep it these people are sick in the head real mental sh*tards Well I think they make too much money and they are not taxed enough and have to many vacations and way to much "privilege" so maybe we need to tax some of them till they squeal. Missing millennial homeownership endangers the American Dream Maybe if they get off their azz and work 2 jobs instead of one and using their spare time to riot protest and post snarky remarks on social media. or piss away all their money on streaming the Oscars. When I was young we knew we had to have priorities save for a home or party like it's never going to end. today's punks want it all now the flashy car clothes big house and executive position before they graduate or even get an education. half the young people I know are paying child support and neither can save or afford a home they live with their parents or shack up with whoever they find. One has a child babysits and keeps house like a wife while her roommate works (they are not in a relationship) Relationship that's a joke most are bouncing one to another looking for a soft place to land and when their expected to pull some weight their off like a empty Walmart sack on the highway eventually find some muffler or grill to get stuck on, and just about as useful or wanted. Cable TV, cell service WIFI, data plans video rental, sports packages, pay services like cable tv are like a fart in the wind the least 30 bucks up to as much as you can't imagine. this is only the tip of the iceberg cost of phones, apps, tv's, computers, antivirus software modems routers and widgets like speakers, SDcards cables adapters IT COSTS MONEY, money that should be saved or invested for a home. once these brainiacs get an apartment fill it with junk -- more money wont work extra or get a part time job and expect to eventually inherit cause the way they waste money they can't ever afford one. It is always the pendulum it get good then back to fighting to keep what you have I think under these ideals that people cannot transfer or will more than 500,000.00 to anyone that did not work so children trophy wives and mistresses no more than that because they live too long have it too good and covet what little we have they don't respect our property we should make laws so they can't keep theirs , and vote against any bonds or stadiums that build wealth for the rich and raise our taxes in fact if your not a property owner just as if your not a citizen you shouldn't be able to vote, as where are your vested interest if you don't stay in the area your voting for me to pay for things you want but don't stay around for the eventual effect like all the drug dealing in our parks pedophiles hanging around garbage used needles and people having sex in the bathrooms living in the bushes rapes murders law suits to the city more cops -- it's nice at the park
  15. Legalizing prostitution is BAD here is why. Democratic senators in New York, contend, arguing the state should be the nation's first to fully decriminalize paying for sex. If something is legal it is marginalized a non event so therefore police will not interfere or investigate, that will allow for Human trafficking to continue without fear of. Can anyone just look at a person and see that they are being coursed, leveraged or threatened to work as a prostitute, no, no one can. Gangs control prostitutes by threat of beatings and fear of death of themselves or family members that work with the gangs or by them having a drug addiction. if as a nation we elevate sex workers as a honorable jobs, why would your son or daughter want to finish school or go to college when they can if they have the attributes and without education make easy money ? and that is how it will be sold to young people as a way to make fast money and have amorous fans give gifts and that they can work their own schedule, no punching a clock. If everyone decides to become a sex worker it is no longer exotic or special, like any job, if the field becomes flooded the wages fall like a rock and positions become impossible to find due to competition. Cheap drugs like crack meth and whatever is coming lowers the persons self worth because they NEED their drug of choice more than life itself. Perversion and erotica is already so bizarre that the pressure for sex workers to go to more and more extremes and offer more time or fantastic abuses to feed the appetite of depraved individuals. I read an article about police in countries were working together to identify foreign sex tours that specialized in virgin children male or female of small preschool children. This is disgusting and horribly destructive to the mentality of a child IMO it is demonic and only sociopaths would accept or do that. I recall when I was young about "snuff films" a pornographic film where the person was killed in the act ( I am trying to not be too graphic ) but if anyone reading this does not think that there are people that are so disheartened with life they would sell their virginity or d things so disgusting up to allow themselves to be killed for money for their family and not have to do the deed themselves. We have that already to a degree, it's called suicide by cop. At what point will people become so desensitized that they are like zombies -- like San Francisco where the sight of homeless crapping on the street urinating in public and used needles all over the place and you know that they loaded with diseases ? Chicago has murders every day there are times when the death toll was more than during our wars in the middle east ! It is my opinion that we are in free fall morally and psychologically it is happening in France Sweden and others where women and girls are being rapped in public and if they complain they are arrested not the rapist OMG this is insane. I remember in the early 1980s where women would not take their children to the parks in San Francisco because they did not want to expose their children of men having sex in the bathrooms and bushes it was in the paper. and on TV news. I blame the church and subhuman individuals that are aware of these issues and would rather walk around in self indulgent bubble. I was amazed that there were people today in California that not only still thought Obummer was still president but if they did know were spewing filthy language the fact he was some were dressed like they were going to Comiccon and in the middle of a weekday ( in my day grown people were considered bums if not at work during the day) if they were working they must have sold out of balloons because they looked like clowns and dressed like fairies and queens with the whole regalia including crowns and tiaras. I am guilty of thinking that there was a way to pull ourselves out of this dilemma, sorry I am wrong I can see where we are on a train on a down hill grade no brakes and the only end is no jumping off jagged rock on one side and a cliff on the other and a pile up at the bottom and no survivors. I am sad to say there is a town south of here that was so bigoted that the feds had to protect a family of color and the fed were pushing that the town were to accept this and anyone that created a problem were going to be arrested and charged with federal crimes. I can see where the law will be used to force everyone to accept all of this by law and that includes pedophilia prostitution and open drug use -- it will never happen here, guess again it is happening right in front of our face IMO.
  16. All of the agencies are freaking out about Wikileaks, I can see it is disconcerting on ll levels but let us go back to John F. Kennedy's speech that got him killed ( personal thought ) here is a link to the speech. John F. Kennedy speech against secrecy I understand where we need clandestine methods to eavesdrop on our enemies but as we saw the impact of the tapping of Angela Merkel's ( German Chancellor ) phone almost became an international incident and they are supposed to be a staunch ally. The alphabet soup agencies have abused this power it is suppose to be used against enemies and look at the enemy list from one agency was first military veterans ????? then Christians ???? if that kind of thinking does not concern you your an idiot. We also have a paid asset problem there are snitches that actively look to turn people ( into fed inmates ) granted they get people to commit crime only as they prod them and prod them offer them money and entrap them Ruby Ridge is an example was it illegal yes but it need to be looked at in the light of the complete context who what why where when etc. Recently we were told that people inside the agencies were spying on their girl friends ex wives and I am just as sure individuals who they personally did not like. We cannot trust a billion dollar agency EVER look up how many times over the years where they tested drugs on innocent victims chemical weapons or psychological techniques IE Pavlov's dog experiments. If there were no outlet like Wikileaks we would all be illegally under surveillance and sources for REAL news stories that have an impact on American citizens would dry up there is a reason why we should not trust the deep state they have gone rouge and misused their power over and over without legal penalties and the victims hare rarely been compensated and those are the incidents we know about so IMHO that is about 10% or less. HERE IS ANOTHER VIDEO AGENCIES USING INNOCENT VICTIMS Beyond all the rhetoric we know there are deep state paid assets hat work for or in news networks some are probably independent press agents as well anyone that reads knows that most of it is fluff or overblown to illicit a reaction control the narrative control the masses anyone that bothers to look up the number of police shootings can see by the numbers that race creed or color had little to do with almost all it was the temperament and irrational actions of the individual the police encountered. DTA "Don't trust anyone" even the good guys have a turncoat now and again and with compartmentalization the left hand may not know what the left is up to, and need to know hidden assets ghost legions not even the people on the inside are aware of. in order to have a fact check system you have to be able to drop a bait and see were it surfaces and then who takes is then you have a trail so a controller can find their leak the name WEB is a perfect analogy notice the boxes created by the concentric rings our is more like a black widows web it is erratic and never the same as another black widows web each part is responsible for a particular job and as world political changes wars and problem as with any other business the web shifts money and talent shift with it the use of private or subcontractors has led to a leaky mess and that is why I am really concerned where a subcontracted asset makes a virus or trogan and then alters it to suit their own nefarious purposes so just because Wikileaks let the cat out of the bag to the public does by no ways means that the black web does not know about or use these same utilities for their own use tweaking them as most can be a plug and play by adjusting the code as to what output the designer chooses. Trust there isn't any, trust is a cocked rat trap and the information you allow out can trip it with your azz in it. I know people that wrapped their mail in aluminum foil or mylar and other tricks to prevent tampering and just because they look tamper proof the right treatment they open like Ali Baba's cave. There is no medium today that cannot be turned against you. all it takes to rip away the facade of honor is for an unnamed source to post a naked pic of you on a social media account and with all the SMART appliances phones and other gadgets that is so easy. Now edit that some more LOL I marvel at the shear ignorance it is almost like talking to a flat worlder and there are actually people that think we are on a flat earth AAAHHHHHHHAAA makes me wonder !
  17. Tommy Robinson is fighting the good fight. We need to support people like him anywhere we can, they expose the crimes foreign governments allow against their own people, crimes that will be on our doorstep if we do not pay attention. Here is his web site, watch him on youtube and share his videos Tommy Robinson Once a group thinks they have an upper hand they will use force and in the end kill you. These leaders that allow this migrant invasion to ride roughshod over the people that built pay for and own the property, to threaten, assault rape and murder. It is happening in America and Canada in small pockets if we do not tackle it now and expose it to the socialists who call for open borders, we can expect this here in all it's demonic crimes that come with it. Video gets real 2 minutes in. 4:32 there are so many people we need to support if by nothing else watching and sharing their videos. It makes me sick when the left acts like republicans would not vote for a woman or person of color. There are literally dozens of perfectly capable women I would vote for. The problem from the democratic standpoint is their not socialists, they don't pander to the illegal immigrants and lie to them with promises they will never keep and, cannot due to our laws. they are not race baiters or pro late term / live abortion proponents. None of them believe that lowering the age of concent is a good idea or legalizing all drugs, open borders or a free check called a living wage for people perfectly able to work but are too lazy. The left is lying they are not democrats they are socialists, they are like evil children hiding behind their mothers skirts (democrats) and it is time for the real democrats to brake away and force them to form their own party and quit giving them a platform. when all the left does is pull the rug out from under them. I need to try to not use the word democrat so much it is a segment although large that has hijacked the main party, cloaking themselves as one thing when they are quite another. I can remember when there were no school shootings no mass murders and work place mass killings. as the left has pushed their failed ideals like take God out of school and government stop criminal executions allow the welfare state to expand unchecked and force people in a free country to work for those they do not agree with religiously. morally or politically , I though slavery was abolished. At this rate straight men if there are any left and even women will be forced to date transexuals as a try it on for size effort. There are already things being taught in elementary schools that would piss off parents if they knew. People want to be respected, well that is not going to happen if your a walking talking fruitcake dressed like a Nazi, zombie killer, Cinderella or the tooth fairy IMO
  18. juzcallmesnake

    Warning: USA Collapse will be far worse than you think!

    hell now is not a walk in the park, more like a linguistic mine field once sticks and stones mix it will get really ugly. I can't find it, but Hoyt Axton American country singer and actor. He tells a story of a friend that's face is all beaten and bruised, Hoyt asks how did it happen, well that's what i was explaining to the cop when he asked me to describe my assailant, I told the cop, that's what I was doing just for he hit me. 3:31
  19. juzcallmesnake

    Cuba Claims Justin Trudeau is Fidel Castro’s Son.

    I never met him but he looks like he would smell like a used butt plug, now am worried tat I will get reported for defaming butt plugs.
  20. juzcallmesnake

    Support Tommy Robinson by watching his chanel

    There was a complaint about this opinion, from a person that said they were British well to bad, we have free speech in this country and on this forum -- so far. I am familiar with Britain and how they view freedom of speech. if you don't agree your government oppresses them, Tommy is not a racist he is a realist, Europe had to throw off OTHER CULTURES that would not assimilate and would not adhere to laws, rules and codes set down by the existing CULTURES notice the S as in more than one, that had decided to agree together on a set of social rules of conduct. Then a bunch of interlopers and invaders came in and decided to murder and destroy the EXISTING CULTURE and that is what is going to happen to the British nation. BRITAIN will go up in flames you will either submit to sharia law or be put to the sword. ARE YOU BLIND IT IS HAPPENING ALL OVER THE MIDDLE EAST THE SUNNI AND SHIA ARE KILLING EACH OTHER UNDER NAMES LIKE ISIS HAMAS PLO AND THE LIST GOES ON ! There are no moderates once the sword starts to taste blood. I recall a French civil war started with a queen saying let them eat cake and that is all it took and how many died in that little episode ? You cannot get along with everyone you can't take all sides and you cannot live like your neighbors or your mother and father did but, in the argument that Tommy is a racist your telling him that you yourself can, so beat the rush to convert if your a woman get a hijab and learn to keep your mouth shut only a few are allowed to speak their minds and others are honor killed and that line in drawn by the elder male or husband of the family as to when it is crossed. Fatwa's are allowances on the strict code of religion here are a few fatwa's I am thinking Tommy Robinson does not agree with -- grand mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah allegedly issued the guidelines to allow a husband to eat his wife's body parts … Chess, The game of kings is considered Haram (forbidden) and the best strategy for the faithful is to keep away from the chess board. It is a "waste of time,".according to Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh Following Pope Benedict XVI's quotation of a Byzantine emperor in a lecture, he called the pope's statement "lies", adding that they "show that reconciliation between religions is impossible". In June 2013, he issued a fatwa demanding the destruction of statues of horses placed in a roundabout in Jizan: "The sculptures [must] be removed because they are a great sin and are prohibited under Sharia (Islamic law)". In 2007, he announced plans to demolish the Green Dome and flatten the tombs housed under it, including that of Muhammad. this proves that they fo not honor the founder and that is Haram or BAD by other sects of the same religion, IF they can go that far, whatever else pray tell me can the leader of a religion that can turn on a dime decide ? On 15 March 2012, he declared that, "All churches in the Arabian Peninsula must be destroyed". His declaration about the destruction of churches in the Arabian Peninsula led to negative comments. Roman Catholic bishops in Germany and Austria responded sharply to his fatwa, concerned about the human rights of non-Muslims working in the Persian Gulf the mufti’s declaration ran contrary to the centuries-old Islamic teachings of tolerance and the sanctity of institutions belonging to other religions. Well that was kinda a misnomer they did not tolerate they had a tax on them and treated them as a second class citizen. In their holy book it states at least 100 times that infidels will be MURDERED so it is not something that can be taken as a anomaly or a sect view point it is inherent always there and once it takes hold the moderates like in Iran have no control and live in fear that they will be put to death for protecting a enemy of god --notice the little g. They do not preach equality it takes 2 black or two women in a court to equal a single Persian or Arab man or of stature not a woman or person of a color they deem beneath them it is explicit in the teachings. Whoever the person is that reported my post your either a mooslim apologist a member yourself or uneducated as to the religion of tolerance and peace. I do not have the time or patients to educate people that have a myopic view or a bias against their own people or an alternative axe to grind, they fall under the wheels of the train they ride. as an example a recent statement by a world record tennis player and a member of the GLBTQ community was against allowing transgender men to compete in woman's tennis that person was ATTACKED VICIOUSLY I can see where there will be a falling out among the factions that held together under the Democrats flag. In this country it was fine as long as they needed each others help, now one will try to distance themselves and rule the mob. and that will fracture our 2 party system and lead to a Italian style national fist fight, A person from each county / region fighting for the political positions on the national level so a hundred candidates for every one position. I can say everyone counter to my point of view is a racist or a xenophobe, but even some ideas on the left are not all bad. if I throw the baby out with the bathwater / refuse to listen, then I am just as much reined in with blinders as anyone polarized by ideals. If a person is a madman or a charlatan the only way to know is allow them to expose their most secret feelings out loud )called free speech) as eventually they will. Like AOC, Alexandria Ocassio Cortez her rants are exposing that she is self absorbed and ideologically retarded, as she can't see the forest for the trees or don't confuse me with the facts. I don't really give a damn about Britain, it's not my country I do give a damn about free speech anywhere and for everyone in a proper setting and in concise and short sentences, in other words grab the mic ask the question or state your opinion in a few words and get the hell off the mic. Internationally when that happens I can build an opinion on how I should ask my leaders to react, if there are enough of us then our leaders are suppose to apply our will. If I pay the check I get what I ordered, Britain on the other hand the people that pay the taxes are ignored and their money is paying freeloaders and jerks and people that attack women are jerks , did you bother to watch the video on this post ? apparently NOT all you saw was "Tommy Robinson" and fell down flopping with a seizure and screaming like a person with Tourette syndrome, and that makes me happy happy happy I love to trigger me some SJW into a hissy fit, it just makes my day. I am a Christian I have traveled extensively, I am not the ugly American I take the people as the come I do not deride their way of life, I am there to experience it, because I am a guest I try not to offend or make them alter their ways to my culture. I don't drive on the right screaming for all your b@stards to drive on the "right" side of the road. I do not demand that a statue be demolished because it insults my religion or intelligence. I don't threaten, abuse or put my hands on anyone that is not trying to harm me. I do unto others as they would do unto me. I realize once I leave their culture will continue to exist I can handle that, THEY CAN'T, ONCE THEY THINK HAVE A NUMERIC SUPERIORITY THEY WILL ATTACK YOU ! as seen in the video and they love to attack western women. Either we are all free or slaves, I live near a very diverse place, Houston Texas I can drive 10 minutes and be almost emersed in another culture with their foods language a lot of their culture and most all of them are good hearted people, because they chose to come here not to overthrow our culture but, live free in the way they deem suited to them keeping a personal part of their culture and enriching ours -- Britain had that and now you have a violent destructive culture demanding you accept and kneel to theirs 5 time a day IMHO that is not enriching or seeking peace and freedom it is a prelude to civil war or open hostilities if your closing your eyes to it then, your going to be a victim to it........
  21. juzcallmesnake

    Jordan Peterson calmly Dismantles Justin Trudeau.

    Well I just got a post flagged for the first time about Tommy Robinson LMAO you need to watch posting on Jordan Peterson, heis considered very controversial. I love watching him disassemble socialists social justice warriors and social tyrants, What I see now is the radicals are trying to get him to make a flub on video, just one is all they need. they viscously attack him threaten his family and that is how the radical social groups are, if you do not bow down to them. As in every socialist regime when they get into power they put people like Dr. Peterson against the wall and shoot them, because they are tyrants they cannot abide any other ideological sphere in their galaxy no idea can supplant their own, they will kill off their own family old friends and political enemies they are psychotic. I watched an Alex Jones video where a man struck the cameraman and a feminist get in the interviewers face and said with a smirk I didn't see anything and then used her chest pushing againt his and was taunting I didn't see anything. These people are deranged if you refuse to give into their demands, like ANTIFA they blocked a major hiway here one got hit by a car they don't care they have blocked ambulances and fire trucks started fires on private property the have no respect for anyone or anything and attack anyone counter to their ideals. There are so many great personalities out there, Candace Owen, Don Bongino, Lou Dobbs, Tucker Carlson, Deann Borelli, Micheal Savage, Jeaneen Pirro, Alex Jones, Hannity, Diamond & Silk, Laura Ingraham --- the list long and I do not always agree on specifics but, I support their stance on politics and social views 99% of the time.
  22. juzcallmesnake

    Cuba Claims Justin Trudeau is Fidel Castro’s Son.

    I didn't know that a butt plug could create a baby but I think Trudeau if anyone looks like a butt plug and thinks like one too
  23. juzcallmesnake

    What have you done today to better your Prep? III

    Well Wally, true Mescal is tequila but not all tequila in Mescal, it is a matter of how it is made and the agave plants it is made from and where, Mescal's home is in Oaxaca (wo ha ka) Mexico. A white maguey worm is placed in and the bottle filled. It is not so much the worm but it has something tequila just doesn't in flavor is one better than the other no but if you have become accustom to one or the other it's a personal choice. the worm was a recent 1950 era I guess promotional thing but it that is only part of the allure for some but, I just like Mescal although I would not turn down tequila and I am not for anejo or old / aged. I like my Mescal Joven or young I like the bite over aged more smooth versions of either so I would choose a silver tequila. Tequila is from the city of Tequila, state of Jalisco and only made from the blue agave plant. All that aside if I make a Margarita I do a 5 to 1 or, 5 parts tequila or mescal to 1 part triple sec using Cointreau or Grand Marnier is kinda putting on the dog / too fancy for a Margarita IMHO and lime juice to taste, to salt or not to salt the rim is purely a personal preference if so use corse Kosher salt not Iodized or fancy salts. I am more a purest if I have a Martini I like a vodka martini "dirty" meaning with pitted green olives not the ones stuffed with pimento and a bit of it's juice. I may drink it with a lemon twist but only if it is served at a party that way. If I make it vermouth just enough to wet the glass, refrigerated vodka little more than 3/4 of the glass, and garnish as instructed. To me Ice waters down the drink IMO. Moods and my taste buds or the meal generally picks the drink if it is a cocktail I go with Crown and splash of coke over ice. or dark rum and coke over ice. A highball whiskey sour. Beer well I like Miller, Shiner or Lone Star in the bottle and that depends on what they have in stock if it's my choice it's Miller and not lite. I have hoisted a few in pubs over the waters and local places I will drink Guinness, Fosters, White Elephant or Black Swan and then I may just order a glass of Sweet ice tea. the key to drinking is in moderation and don't mix wine beer and liquor then your just asking for a hangover from the nether regions one is too few and three too many. In days long past a aperitif /cocktail before dinner, appropriate wine with the meal, a desert wine something that does not compete flavor wise with desert like Champagne then after coffee and cognac or brandy and not all this ultra flavored sh*t as is is the adventure of a proper meal served in courses in Europe salad is after the main course here it is before. Hors d'oeuvres are almost a thing of the past, the whole Idea of a dinner was a meet greet maybe some business talk or catching up. a seating was important as the patriarch at the head of the table boy girl boy girl and betrothed or wedded couples across from each other. altering keeping the individuals that might breakout into a duel somewhat at length of each other as well as the ladies that might tongue lash each other at opposite ends. of course the last time I saw a table that could seat a dozen or more was longe than I would like to remember and dressing for dinner was not optional. I have only sat a dinner with finger bowels a couple of times now it's wet naps UGGG ! and there were no paper napkins . as I recall bread plate and butter knife on plate 11 o'clock, desert plate or not if not smaller desert knife and fork 12 o'clock, water and wine glasses at 1 o'clock center dining plate. to the left smaller salad fork to the outside near the plate the dinner fork to the right dinner knife and to the outside soup spoon pretty basic. Unless it's a tasting dinner then there may be shrimp forks or special prongs or spoons to attack the vittles as they parade by look to your host and hostess to copy their attack. if it is raw or wiggling there is normally a sauce dip or something to kill the quivers not of your beating heart or stomach but the critter menacing to escape certain death or obscure the fugly. I consider myself lucky that I have yet to see a live ant farm on a dinner table fried I can deal with. I am not hot on insects stuffed shoved into something or coated in honey or lined up on a skewer, I am more likely to choose a MRE over bugs. Life has never been clean pristine or orderly there have always been GLBTQ autocrats republicans democrats socialists and communists even in the same family at the same table, and drug addicts to more or less degrees of acceptance in their social class or surroundings. in the past even in less affluent classes the dinner table was a island of what the family unit accepted some do not talk at the table others cross talk to distraction it was family friends lovers and couples wanting to connect savor the spoils of their labor, sadly that day is done. multiple generations under the same roof respect of elders a feeling of family is all gone to hell, today single parents latchkey kids raised by the public school system as it is and the street without a stabilizing family. those that do have a family most are tragically smothered by personal feelings they may as well be strangers. there is noting new in this world but for a time and place we fought back against incivility and family hostilities tried to be a unit against the hive mentality, holidays were times to remember old times past friends and family and renew family ties and show our respect and love for each other even if we had differences. at least for a while we could bow our head show respect for our God but now the darkness comes --- again some will give in others will fight it and many will be trampled and killed beneath it's dead cold hooves and in time either God will come or we will rise to fight the good fight again. I leave with part of a quote from John A. Stormer, “Treason doth never prosper" the whole quote is, “Treason doth never prosper, what’s the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.” the title of the book, None Dare Call it Treason is one that needs to be in every home in America dog eared as should the King James Bible IMHO. Tricked you all again, with food and drink and got you to stay for the sermon if any leave ignorant it's not my fault but your DNA.....
  24. juzcallmesnake

    What have you done today to better your Prep? III

    Given a 5th of triple sec from a neighbor, now all i need to mix in a gallon of mescal and and rita mix it's real Mexican Margaritas FOR EVERYBODY ! sorry only 5 worms only 1 to a 5th
  25. juzcallmesnake

    What have you done today to better your Prep? III

    I bulked up on paper goods, paper plates few hundred 2 large cases of paper towels and toilet paper my preferred brands It's like comfort foods in tough times having your favorite products is way better than forced to use scratchy or just poor preforming products. I picked up a case of baby wipes. I got some bleach, and more dish soap i like to keep up to 5 gallons of the good de-greasing soap in lemon or lime and antibacterial types. Also got more hand sanitizer all of this at a store closing for 50% off. It is a good idea to have 5 gallons each of baking soda, borax, diatomaceous earth, lime and Epsom salt. Ways to Use Epsom Salt borax uses 39 Awesome Diatomaceous Earth Uses 51 Fantastic Uses for Baking Soda