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    kevin got a reaction from juzcallmesnake in The Fairer Sex and Survival   
    Trust her. My wife is as well kind, careing, and trusting....but she is also observant, vindictive and honey badger mean if anything is a danger to her family.
    If that's your wife too then I'm sure that the change of disposition that would occurs in a shtf would shock you....it's the Momma bear we fear the most.
    For now there isn't as much need to fear that jogger...when there is she'll knee cap that sucker in the blink of an eye.
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    kevin got a reaction from wally in What have you done today to better your Prep? III   
    I'm new to keeping bees...we just got our hive in September. We bought 2 at that time but one was infected with wax moth larva so we returned it. Other than that they have been very little problem and a lot of fun to learn about.
    I will say they are not cheap. We got a good deal on the hive its self but after buying all the gear to go with it we spent around $500. Now that we have all the gear and can split our hive the cost is me t to nothing...and with local honey costing $9 a pint we should have  paid for its self by next year.
    I had use of a backhoe today so I prepped a new area for our garden. First I sprinkled our 2nd year compost pile over the area (50ft ×50ft). Then I covered that with 4 inches of sand I had stock piled. Lastly I saturated the hole area in 300 gallons of rabbit "poo tea" from our rabbit pellet catchment system. For the next few months ill dump 20 or 30 wheelbarrow full of rabbit pellets on top of that and till it in. With that area our garden has grown to nearly 1/4 acre...not bad for having to haul in every bit of quality dirt ..our natural soil is terrible.
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    kevin got a reaction from wally in What have you done today to better your Prep? III   
    I'm new to keeping bees...we just got our hive in September. We bought 2 at that time but one was infected with wax moth larva so we returned it. Other than that they have been very little problem and a lot of fun to learn about.
    I will say they are not cheap. We got a good deal on the hive its self but after buying all the gear to go with it we spent around $500. Now that we have all the gear and can split our hive the cost is me t to nothing...and with local honey costing $9 a pint we should have  paid for its self by next year.
    I had use of a backhoe today so I prepped a new area for our garden. First I sprinkled our 2nd year compost pile over the area (50ft ×50ft). Then I covered that with 4 inches of sand I had stock piled. Lastly I saturated the hole area in 300 gallons of rabbit "poo tea" from our rabbit pellet catchment system. For the next few months ill dump 20 or 30 wheelbarrow full of rabbit pellets on top of that and till it in. With that area our garden has grown to nearly 1/4 acre...not bad for having to haul in every bit of quality dirt ..our natural soil is terrible.
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    kevin got a reaction from wally in What have you done today to better your Prep? III   
    I'm new to keeping bees...we just got our hive in September. We bought 2 at that time but one was infected with wax moth larva so we returned it. Other than that they have been very little problem and a lot of fun to learn about.
    I will say they are not cheap. We got a good deal on the hive its self but after buying all the gear to go with it we spent around $500. Now that we have all the gear and can split our hive the cost is me t to nothing...and with local honey costing $9 a pint we should have  paid for its self by next year.
    I had use of a backhoe today so I prepped a new area for our garden. First I sprinkled our 2nd year compost pile over the area (50ft ×50ft). Then I covered that with 4 inches of sand I had stock piled. Lastly I saturated the hole area in 300 gallons of rabbit "poo tea" from our rabbit pellet catchment system. For the next few months ill dump 20 or 30 wheelbarrow full of rabbit pellets on top of that and till it in. With that area our garden has grown to nearly 1/4 acre...not bad for having to haul in every bit of quality dirt ..our natural soil is terrible.
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    kevin reacted to P210SIG in What have you done today to better your Prep? III   
    I would give up a testicle, just to have a bee hive in my dwelling, no joke. Don’t plan on having any more kids.
    You are blessed, to have bees in your area.
    From memories as of this past summer, I’ve seen maybe 5 or 6 bees in my garden all summer long. Not good at all.
    With no bees, mankind is royally screwed, when it comes to food production.
    Oh my garden sucked big time this year & so was the weather in my area.
    If I had to rely on my garden this year, I’d be dead within 2 days no kidding.
     
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    kevin got a reaction from P210SIG in What have you done today to better your Prep? III   
    Awesome day today. We started it by butchering the deer we killed Monday morning (8 point..3 days in the cooler).
    As soon as we had the buck cut to steaks and the rest ground for burger we cracked open the bee hive. We removed the top box of 3 boxes for the winter...leaving the bottom 2 for the bees. I had only added the box about a month ago but we still harvested 8 pounds (5+ pints) of really clear fine honey.
    Since we were on a roll we headed to the garden and pull the beets...we canned them as pickled beets using the wife's grannies recipe.
    All in all a great day. One to be thankful for.
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    kevin got a reaction from P210SIG in What have you done today to better your Prep? III   
    Awesome day today. We started it by butchering the deer we killed Monday morning (8 point..3 days in the cooler).
    As soon as we had the buck cut to steaks and the rest ground for burger we cracked open the bee hive. We removed the top box of 3 boxes for the winter...leaving the bottom 2 for the bees. I had only added the box about a month ago but we still harvested 8 pounds (5+ pints) of really clear fine honey.
    Since we were on a roll we headed to the garden and pull the beets...we canned them as pickled beets using the wife's grannies recipe.
    All in all a great day. One to be thankful for.
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    kevin got a reaction from juzcallmesnake in Things to have or never run out of   
    Ok snake. Why the sulphur powder?
    To mix with phospherous and potash?
    Add acidity to soil?
    Keep snakes at bay....nah couldn't be that one.
     
     
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    kevin got a reaction from P210SIG in Survival foods that are not expensive and light weight   
    I recently bought 10 5 gallon buckets of freeze dried meals and 20 #10 cans of various kinds at an estate sale. They were produced in 2012 and had been kept in a 72 degree environment. I figure I've got 10 more years before they spoil.
     The 2012 end of days stuff has been turning up a bit lately.....I see those $20 Wind up flashlights at every yard sale for $1....I bet I've got 20 so for. Lol
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    kevin got a reaction from wally in Escapism in life and survival   
    Anything that is over used is bad for you. "Everything in moderation" is the old caution. We have thrown that out of the window and theses days its all about give me more..and make it easy to get.
    Even biblical sin is about moderation. 
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    kevin got a reaction from juzcallmesnake in Cheap land   
    Where that land is located (red river county tx) the well water has a strong iron taste south of kickapoo creek. This land is 3 miles south...dang it.
    Plus the wife REALLY wants a creek/spring...me too so since we are technically in the "country" now this is sort of a no hurry situation so we may as well find the perfect spot.
    Does anyone know how to buy land for back taxes? I figure there has to be deep woods spits that have been inherited and forgotten. I'd never buy land out from under someone...but if they have just lost interest that is different.
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    kevin got a reaction from wally in Cheap land   
    Yeah the water source has already bit us. I found 12 acres in the perfect area....but it was high and dry so its a no go.
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    kevin got a reaction from wally in ...So, what about Nov 4th....   
    I will be armed with a high powered rifle. In a high point....just waiting.
    Its the first day of deer season!
    Honestly I've seen the the A.D.D. crowd at work...I'm not concerned about them at all. The Bond villains behind all this however are enough to make me pay a bit of attention...but with my location I will have plenty of time on this one. Ill spend it watching the plague spread across Africa...that one does worry me....No not in its present form but if it mutates....
     
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    kevin reacted to juzcallmesnake in Bullet drop charts important information   
    test it but as downhill has no gravitational effect it should be right on at most hunting distances or up to 200 yards
    At steep angles you need to check but 14 foot and out to 100 or 200 I don't see much change. Here is a link to some info on it.
    Chuck Hawks up /down hill information
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    kevin got a reaction from juzcallmesnake in ...So, what about Nov 4th....   
    Depends on how much money George Soros put in to it.
    A few well place hard men in the crowd could bolster the snowflakes enough for the authorities to have to come down hard. A few roughed up transsexuals would be a win for them and their propaganda machine.
     
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    kevin got a reaction from juzcallmesnake in Bullet drop charts important information   
    I did both..no difference at 100 yards...or 75 yards. IF I miss its on me...the rifle shoots true. Deer season (rifle) starts Saturday. I hate hunting in 80 degree temperatures....but I hate not hunting at all even more.
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    kevin got a reaction from juzcallmesnake in Safety glasses   
    For my work I need safety glasses. I buy the kind that are wrap around sun glasses. I have them on the brim of my ball cap at all times...its part of my everyday carry.
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    kevin got a reaction from wally in Bullet drop charts important information   
    Ok. I'm sighting in my 270 today. My stand is 14 ft tall. Do I really need to sight in from the same height or will level ground do? Thoughts
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    kevin got a reaction from juzcallmesnake in ...So, what about Nov 4th....   
    I have a backhoe.
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    kevin reacted to DonDon in ...So, what about Nov 4th....   
    I too have a roll of drum liners.....
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    kevin reacted to TPSnodgrass in North Korea just used the N word   
    Besides, I’m thrilled at the collapse of the nuclear testing mountain, and hope WE definitely had something to do with it.
    Happy Halloween to the FatLittleNork!
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    kevin reacted to juzcallmesnake in Cheap land   
    If the land is listed on the tax rolls and has been taken from the previous owner you can send a letter to the tax accessors office of that county with an offer to the tax assessor (by name) how you intend to buy the property with a cash offer or a pre-approved loan  by a bank or by specific sums over a distinct period of time BUT this is all dependent on how the tax office requires payment.
    So a letter to the tax assessor by name to the county office and have it sent registered mail so date time received and signature and have a copy of your offer for your records ! I say this for a reason think about it -----
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    kevin reacted to juzcallmesnake in Cheap land   
    There is a cravat unless the land has been without an owner for I think it is 2 years from repossession the old owner can pay the tax and recover the land all of this is from memory so you need to nail down all the particulars and do no improvements to the land until you are the owner by law  or else if they pay it your improvements are forfeit -- you loose them as it is part of the property you could have a travel trailer but nothing permanent  
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    kevin reacted to juzcallmesnake in Cheap land   
    AAAAAhHHHHHHHHh brain fart you have to name the property by it's legal description an address is not the description so you need the descriptor from the tax office also date the document like a business format letter.  
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    kevin got a reaction from wally in Cheap land   
    Yeah the water source has already bit us. I found 12 acres in the perfect area....but it was high and dry so its a no go.