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Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-11-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By bilmac
I'm sure that long term survival will require a...

I'm sure that long term survival will require a combination of old timy and new skills, knowledge and resources. Eventually we may all be making our own soap. The "FOXFIRE" series of books is a great...
Forum: Food and water 07-11-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By bilmac
I have lots of shelves that are just cross...

I have lots of shelves that are just cross members set in standard 2X4 walls. In my new house that I built myself, I have a space in the bathroom 3' X 7' with multiple shelves set between the 2X4s...
Forum: Religious Discussion 07-11-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By bilmac
If the Bible said sword then I believe that the...

If the Bible said sword then I believe that the apostles got swords. Maybe limited, like no full auto swords. What I understand is that the Romans were pretty good to the people they ruled.

When...
Forum: Rifle Forum 07-10-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By bilmac
I only worry about functionality not cosmetic...

I only worry about functionality not cosmetic changes.

To me the only real change is the magazine release. What I have found is that the new extended release is better if you want to use extended...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,421
Posted By bilmac
Come to Wyoming where liberals hide their views....

Come to Wyoming where liberals hide their views. There are 7 of them in our county.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-01-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,241
Posted By bilmac
Grow dry beans. They add N to the soil. Let them...

Grow dry beans. They add N to the soil. Let them dry good, and stash them for a rainy day.
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 779
Posted By bilmac
Most wasps will only be serious about stinging to...

Most wasps will only be serious about stinging to defend the nest. I have learned to RUN whenever I suddenly see a bunch of wasps suddenly appearing around my head. I haven't been stung once since I...
Forum: Food and water 06-30-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By bilmac
We did the same thing in the 60s, but we just...

We did the same thing in the 60s, but we just dipped the toothpick and sucked on it.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-30-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 788
Posted By bilmac
Weedn, how do you cook your spaghetti squash???...

Weedn, how do you cook your spaghetti squash??? We used to try to do them like the pasta, and weren't thrilled. Then we started just frying them in butter or oil and kind of mashing to separate the...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-30-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 788
Posted By bilmac
Squash borers are a problem in some climates,...

Squash borers are a problem in some climates, just when the vine starts to produce the borers hit and kill them.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-29-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 788
Posted By bilmac
I'm not sure that growing large squashes is more...

I'm not sure that growing large squashes is more productive than small size squash. For instance last year I grew banana squash. They are huge, but I only got ONE squash on the plant, whereas my...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-29-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,241
Posted By bilmac
Last I knew sewerage was loaded with cadnium and...

Last I knew sewerage was loaded with cadnium and the experts didn't know where it was coming from. It isn't the same thing as using your own urine.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-28-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 788
Posted By bilmac
Buttercups are usually bigger than a grapefruit...

Buttercups are usually bigger than a grapefruit but smaller than a soccer ball.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-27-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 788
Posted By bilmac
There are four main species of squash. You can...

There are four main species of squash. You can grow all four in close proximity without crossing, but grow more than one variety in the same specie and they will cross. For instance most summer...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-27-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By bilmac
Red pine needles from off a standing tree....

Red pine needles from off a standing tree. Lodgepole needles are better than ponderosa needles.

Birch bark.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-27-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,241
Posted By bilmac
I apply urine to my gardens, especially during...

I apply urine to my gardens, especially during the winter --N & P. I turn in gobs of grass clippings and cottonwood and willow leaves every year. I use a soil test kit and it tells me my dirt is good...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-27-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By bilmac
They say the Indian gardener tribes of the SW...

They say the Indian gardener tribes of the SW mulched their crops with rocks. But, a bad drought is given as the reason for the disappearance of these ancient tribes.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-27-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 918
Posted By bilmac
Start them with BB guns. Pound muzzle control...

Start them with BB guns. Pound muzzle control into them then. Shoot aluminum cans on a string so BBs don't bounce back. We played a game of shooting a can until it was cut in half. Winner who shot...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-27-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By bilmac
When was the dust bowl, the 30's??? I'm thinking...

When was the dust bowl, the 30's??? I'm thinking we have NO concept of how bad it could be. I don't know enough about it, but I've read enough to know it was REALLY bad. OP says moving not an option,...
Forum: Rifle Forum 06-26-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By bilmac
I have zeroed at 35 yds for a long time. That...

I have zeroed at 35 yds for a long time. That gets the bullet up to the bullet path up to the line of sight quicker. Most of the rabbit heads I shoot are within 50 yds. Years of shooting at rocks at...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By bilmac
Remember the flourescent light bulbs the GVT...

Remember the flourescent light bulbs the GVT tried to FORCE us to use? Then the LED came along and almost everyone with a brain is switching as fast as they can.

How about the stupid gas cans...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-23-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,553
Posted By bilmac
Husqvarna will run the blades either in forward...

Husqvarna will run the blades either in forward or reverse. The shifter on mine is sticky, and I had some problems with the clutch, but otherwise I am happy with it.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-23-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By bilmac
I doubt Sport Shot intends to heat a house with...

I doubt Sport Shot intends to heat a house with such a small stove, more likely a tent or one room cabin where runs of triple wall pipe would not be appropriate. Small tin stoves wouldn't last long...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 06-19-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,965
Posted By bilmac
There was a study of police shootings back about...

There was a study of police shootings back about the time of the introduction of the 40S&W called the Fackler report. It analysed thousands of shooting reports to determine the effectiveness of the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-18-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,345
Posted By bilmac
Know how to read your map and have a compass and...

Know how to read your map and have a compass and know the declination when it is on your boat.

A couple of war stories from when I was in Alaska. I went deer hunting on an island one time. It was...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-18-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 916
Posted By bilmac
A 4" casing won't take a standard submersable...

A 4" casing won't take a standard submersable pump. At least mine won't. I put in the "Simple Pump". Because of it's size and weight we were able to install it our selves, 150'. That is about the...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 06-18-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,965
Posted By bilmac
At one of our LE quals, they had dueling plates....

At one of our LE quals, they had dueling plates. Most all the others there had switched to autos. but I was still carrying my trusty 6 shooter. We did a bracket competion, and me and my 357, but...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-18-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,527
Posted By bilmac
Same here, Or even styrafoam head that women put...

Same here, Or even styrafoam head that women put their wigs on with some paint and something to simulate a body, but I never got around to doing that. But the next time I see a bad guy target it is...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-18-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,527
Posted By bilmac
Probably been mentioned before but this thread is...

Probably been mentioned before but this thread is getting long. JB weld, polyurathane glue , super glue, and other adhesives you use. Harbor Freight has super glue and epoxy glues in small tubes so...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 06-17-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,965
Posted By bilmac
VERSATILITY Easy to load in a variety of power...

VERSATILITY Easy to load in a variety of power levels from popgun 103gr, to real man stoppers and even light big game at short range. ECONOMICAL it works well with cast lead bullets, and it can be...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 06-17-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By bilmac
I don't think you can get serious reference...

I don't think you can get serious reference books, but you get a lot of recreational reading books for free with Amazon Prime.
Forum: Religious Discussion 06-17-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By bilmac
Dumb things people do to their bodies akin to...

Dumb things people do to their bodies akin to smoking or drugs or excessive alcohol. Ever notice that the folks who spend lots of $$$ on this are often those who don't have many $$$. You don't see...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 06-17-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,093
Posted By bilmac
Absolutely, we could have won that war. Everybody...

Absolutely, we could have won that war. Everybody was afraid of repeating Korea, when the Chinese got involved. At that time it would have been a lot easier to take out China and the world would be a...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-17-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,527
Posted By bilmac
Something I don't have that just come to me is...

Something I don't have that just come to me is some of those realistic "bad guy" targets. One of my fears if things get lawless is a sniper taking a shot at me when I leave the house in the morning....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-14-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By bilmac
I have an oil press from Leimans. I just ran...

I have an oil press from Leimans. I just ran black oilseed sunflower seeds whole through it.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-14-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By bilmac
Our plan is for our kids and grandkids to come...

Our plan is for our kids and grandkids to come here as their BOL. We can all then grow heirloom seeds that will be needed in this area because everybody grows hybrids now. They will have to travel...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,223
Posted By bilmac
Back in the day Teddy R went against what I would...

Back in the day Teddy R went against what I would consider being a good conservative when he attacked big business. BUT, I think it was probably so bad at the time that that had to be done.

Maybe...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-11-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,927
Posted By bilmac
I agree with Sarco almost 100%. There is the hope...

I agree with Sarco almost 100%. There is the hope that Trump will finally get the tracks cleared and he sends a few million democrat voters back south of the boarder.
Forum: Rifle Forum 06-11-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,967
Posted By bilmac
Is Marlin still making the little "camp carbine"...

Is Marlin still making the little "camp carbine" in 9mm???

I admit I was one who ignored 9mm long guns for years, but now I have a hankering for one if the makers would do it right. Maybe the...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-11-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,940
Posted By bilmac
A square piece of the new multi colored duck tape...

A square piece of the new multi colored duck tape can be stuck on anything to make an aiming point. Before they made multi colored duck tape I would use a square piece of colored construction paper...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-10-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,940
Posted By bilmac
I've copied my own targets on 3 ring notebook...

I've copied my own targets on 3 ring notebook paper for years. I also have information about the load, and the gun, and the conditions under which the target was shot. Kept all of them in a few...
Forum: Rifle Forum 06-10-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,967
Posted By bilmac
Yup, why can't manufacturers make something as...

Yup, why can't manufacturers make something as trim and good looking as the M1 carbine in a 9mm. Seems like there is a rule that all 9mm carbines have to be UGLY.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-09-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By bilmac
Charlie is probably right. Just use a flexable...

Charlie is probably right. Just use a flexable tape and measure the CIRCUMFERENCE of 6" pipe and the oval of the stove. If they are pretty close it was intended to just squeeze a 6"pipe top fit.
Forum: Rifle Forum 06-09-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,967
Posted By bilmac
Thanks AK. Good review by someone who knows what...

Thanks AK. Good review by someone who knows what he is talking about. I have the same opinion about Ruger accuracy. I wouldn't call 10-22s accurate, but you gotta love them. But I had an M77 that...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 06-09-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,561
Posted By bilmac
What somebody NEEDS to bring back is the old...

What somebody NEEDS to bring back is the old original Bronco, or International Scout, or small Jeeps. A rig for the outdoorsman that is small, light, and not completely upholstered, so you can throw...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By bilmac
Trump defies accepted "proven" global warming...

Trump defies accepted "proven" global warming science. Oh wait, that headline has probably already been printed. I wouldn't know because I don't pay to read FAKE NEWS.

I recently cancelled our...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By bilmac
Cold and windy yesterday. Good day to cast some...

Cold and windy yesterday. Good day to cast some bullets, too hot when the weather is nice.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-09-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,924
Posted By bilmac
I grow a lot more stuff like squash, dry beans,...

I grow a lot more stuff like squash, dry beans, corn, spuds than we eat, so my garden doesn't affect our grocery bill much. BUT, I am putting this surplus into storage. Some is freeze dried, some is...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-09-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,924
Posted By bilmac
Much of this thread has turned into an argument...

Much of this thread has turned into an argument over the few THROW AWAY words by the OP about how important gardening can be. This brought on an attack by folks who CANNOT garden maybe they have to...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 06-09-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,467
Posted By bilmac
We seldom hear the left mention who got us into...

We seldom hear the left mention who got us into the war, Democrat darling Kennedy, and who really screwed it up Dumbocrat Jhonson, and who had to eat crow and get us out democrat whipping boy Nixon....
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