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Forum: Food and water 11-11-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,864
Posted By MikeK
It can only last as long as the can itself. Store...

It can only last as long as the can itself. Store them in the wrong conditions and you can't expect the best results.
Forum: Food and water 11-10-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 21,518
Posted By MikeK
You can use a number of different alkalies to...

You can use a number of different alkalies to nixtamalize, even lye. But the process is a little different for each one. For example, the lye process which is how I originally learned, takes a LOT of...
Forum: Food and water 10-15-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By MikeK
They're not "expiration" dates. They're "best if...

They're not "expiration" dates. They're "best if used by" dates. And they're very conservative.
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,132
Posted By MikeK
You couldn't pay me to go to one of those things....

You couldn't pay me to go to one of those things. I don't like crowds. I don't like being searched. I don't like standing in line. I don't like noise. And there's nothing he says that I can't read...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By MikeK
I'd suggest hitting the West Marine website and...

I'd suggest hitting the West Marine website and checking out what's available. They have a wide selection, including aluminum safe paints, with a lot of information so you can figure out what's best...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 8,083
Posted By MikeK
Americans don't hold grudges? There's still a...

Americans don't hold grudges? There's still a grudge between the north and the south over the Civil War.

I damned well intend to hold a grudge against the libs who are trying so desperately to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,616
Posted By MikeK
No, you didn't offend anyone. That section is in...

No, you didn't offend anyone. That section is in the survival part of the site. It's a forum for food preservation, storage, water purification and storage, etc. This was more of a general topic,...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 10-11-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By MikeK
I wish I could see what Costco has in their...

I wish I could see what Costco has in their stores from their website. Their website totally sucks and I haven't been in our local one in nearly 10 years. Sams has gone downhill so bad that I'd be...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 10-11-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By MikeK
Turmeric needs to be taken with black pepper....

Turmeric needs to be taken with black pepper. Sometimes the capsules don't have it in it, which is ridiculous. I like black pepper so I munch a small spoonful then take the capsules. Also most...
Forum: Food and water 10-11-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,722
Posted By MikeK
Sam's Club used to have it. Up until just a few...

Sam's Club used to have it. Up until just a few months ago and they switched brands. The new stuff looked the same so I bought it hoping it was. It's not. The original was Bakers and Chefs, and was...
Forum: Food and water 10-09-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,313
Posted By MikeK
I do that sometimes too. But I prefer to slice a...

I do that sometimes too. But I prefer to slice a boiled egg if I have one already made. On the other hand, I do often make egg drop soup. It's one of my favorites.
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,421
Posted By MikeK
Sometimes the end does justify the means. China...

Sometimes the end does justify the means. China found a solution to their addiction problem too. I think Portugal's solution is the wiser one. Same result, but letting nature take it's course.
Forum: The Tech Zone 10-08-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,292
Posted By MikeK
Last year, I had an overage charge for minutes...

Last year, I had an overage charge for minutes used beyond my plan. Considering I use about 15 minutes a month of a 700 minute plan, I was curious. I looked at my calls out and had hundreds and...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 10-08-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By MikeK
What I think would have market potential is a do...

What I think would have market potential is a do it yourself kit for custom printing your own deck.

Over the years, I've bought several decks and they were mostly useless as far as info. A deck...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-08-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,304
Posted By MikeK
It's been a business for many years before the...

It's been a business for many years before the Canadian corp. Most large sites are.
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-08-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,304
Posted By MikeK
You contribute all over the site. We have more...

You contribute all over the site. We have more and more people who only focus on news and politics, and have never posted anywhere else. If they have no interest in survival, why are they here in the...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-08-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,304
Posted By MikeK
I've seen plenty of that too. That's the reason I...

I've seen plenty of that too. That's the reason I made the post. You can't have a discussion anywhere on the site, about anything, without someone politicizing it. I saw a thread about a wildcat...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-08-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,304
Posted By MikeK
I agree with that. And that's the very reason the...

I agree with that. And that's the very reason the political section exists. My point is that there are plenty of political websites out there. This is not one of them. But it's fast becoming one, to...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 10-08-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,106
Posted By MikeK
The P89 is a slightly upgraded version of the...

The P89 is a slightly upgraded version of the original P85 design. I haven't had a P89, but the P85 was the most reliable handgun I've ever shot. Way back then, I used to deliberately try to get it...
Forum: Rifle Forum 10-08-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By MikeK
They call that adapter low profile, but it really...

They call that adapter low profile, but it really isn't. Well, it's as low of profile as you can make it when stacking one rail on top of another. But it still raises optic enough that it might not...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-08-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,304
Posted By MikeK
This thread is somewhat bittersweet. It's a good...

This thread is somewhat bittersweet. It's a good thing that folks are enjoying the site. The downside here is that this is a survivalist/preparedness site. And the political section is intended to be...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11,299
Views: 480,466
Posted By MikeK
Allergro is amazing stuff. For those who haven't...

Allergro is amazing stuff. For those who haven't tried it, you should. Most supermarkets have it.
Forum: Food and water 10-07-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By MikeK
Mylar is what keeps O2 from creeping back in....

Mylar is what keeps O2 from creeping back in. Regular plastics are gas permeable. That's the best combination for long term storage. Vacuum sealing removes far less O2, and vacuum bags do allow O2 to...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-06-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4,443
Views: 141,265
Posted By MikeK
Ok folks, listen up. We've had to clean out...

Ok folks, listen up. We've had to clean out references to the forbidden topic several times already in this thread. Infractions were given. Repeat offenders are going to spend some time on the...
Forum: Rifle Forum 10-06-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By MikeK
You might look into the Tasco ProPoint. They make...

You might look into the Tasco ProPoint. They make a model for rimfire rails. I have a ProPoint on a shotgun that has been in use for over 20 years and it still holds zero fine. The gun has had a...
Forum: The Tech Zone 10-05-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,292
Posted By MikeK
It's 100% your own thread, right up until you...

It's 100% your own thread, right up until you click the submit button. At which point it belongs to the site and members collectively. So yeah, you can be off topic in a thread you created just as...
Forum: New Member Introduction 10-05-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6,288
Sticky: Your Username
Views: 706,528
Posted By MikeK
If I had followed that method, my username would...

If I had followed that method, my username would have been Fart! :D:
Forum: Site Information & Suggestion Box 10-05-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By MikeK
It's possible This was back in 2010 or so. With...

It's possible This was back in 2010 or so. With all the competition, I'm sure they have all improved. I remember back in the old days when there were only a couple top contenders, Norton always came...
Forum: Site Information & Suggestion Box 10-05-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By MikeK
Call me a Norton hater if you want, but the only...

Call me a Norton hater if you want, but the only two virii I ever got were with IE and Norton. Ironically, they both came from the ads on this site within a week from each other. Same virus. That's...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,646
Posted By MikeK
Alcohol kills germs. Might make ya feel better...

Alcohol kills germs. Might make ya feel better also. :D:
Forum: Site Information & Suggestion Box 10-05-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By MikeK
Is it all of them or only an occasional one?...

Is it all of them or only an occasional one? We've long had problems with an occasional image not viewable by some people, while others can see it. We have no idea what's causing that or how to solve...
Forum: Site Information & Suggestion Box 10-05-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By MikeK
Scroll to the bottom of the page and select...

Scroll to the bottom of the page and select "Desktop". Sounds like it jumped into mobile view. Several people have had that same problem over the last few months.
Forum: Food and water 10-03-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,387
Posted By MikeK
Turning them over also makes they dry faster...

Turning them over also makes they dry faster because it exposes a fresh side to the warm dry air. Sometimes the tops dry at the surface and that sorta seals the moisture in. If you find that...
Forum: Food and water 10-03-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,387
Posted By MikeK
A mandoline is the handiest thing ever for veggie...

A mandoline is the handiest thing ever for veggie preservation. I used it for shredding cabbage to make saurkraut, for making various picked veggies and kimchees and for dehydrating. It's especially...
Forum: Recipes 09-29-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,880
Posted By MikeK
Try blackstrap molasses. It's not very sweet....

Try blackstrap molasses. It's not very sweet. It's very alkaline and tends to give a dark, earthy flavor to chili. I don't use it in mine because I don't use tomatoes so no need for the alkaline. But...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-29-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,675
Posted By MikeK
Barter only works if both parties have what the...

Barter only works if both parties have what the other wants. If one party has something the other party doesn't want, it's pretty hard to trade it. That's why currency was invented in the first place.
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 945
Posted By MikeK
People in general are like that. It reminds me of...

People in general are like that. It reminds me of camping trips in my teens. I had jerky so everyone thought they deserved some because they didn't bring any. Then it progressed to them only bringing...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,778
Posted By MikeK
I hafta agree. That did rank amongst the dumbest...

I hafta agree. That did rank amongst the dumbest threads ever to disgrace this site.
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By MikeK
Could it be because THEY WERE IN ALL CAPS? That...

Could it be because THEY WERE IN ALL CAPS? That gets really old, really fast.
Forum: Food and water 09-28-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By MikeK
There's a sticky at the top of this section...

There's a sticky at the top of this section loaded with information about freeze drying. It's titled "HarvestRight Library of Collected Knowledge". As well as a fairly active thread or two that...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,778
Posted By MikeK
If the entire world is against us, I would hope...

If the entire world is against us, I would hope they would win. Afterall, there would have to be some seriously big reasons for all of them to be against us in the first place.
Forum: Food and water 09-27-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,848
Posted By MikeK
A lot of it depends on the source. The rice I buy...

A lot of it depends on the source. The rice I buy in the store gets transferred to airtight containers for immediate use. It never gets moths. The sushi rice I buy always gets them, even in the...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 09-26-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,548
Posted By MikeK
I doubt there's anything on this continent that...

I doubt there's anything on this continent that an affordable Marlin Guide Gun in .45-70 with heavy loads like those from Garrett Ammo wouldn't solve. I actually have a few guns in African big game...
Forum: Food and water 09-26-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,313
Posted By MikeK
Actually, it can. If you just throw it in a bowl...

Actually, it can. If you just throw it in a bowl and eat it...yeah, gack!

It depends on what you add to it. I've never been a huge ramen fan, but choosing good ramen (yes, there is a such thing)...
Forum: Food and water 09-26-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By MikeK
All you need are some recipes, and the net is...

All you need are some recipes, and the net is full of 'em. Storing individual ingredients not only saves money, but allows for a lot more versatility. I store mostly the basics, yet I can make...
Forum: Food and water 09-26-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,313
Posted By MikeK
Will you guys quit derailing every damned thread...

Will you guys quit derailing every damned thread in this section. We try to give everyone a wide berth to speak their mind, but we're going to have to get tough on this if it doesn't stop.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-24-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,763
Posted By MikeK
That's a big part of why I absolutely despise the...

That's a big part of why I absolutely despise the end of the world predictions that constantly vomit forth from the survivalist community. In all the decades full of predictions that have come...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,022
Posted By MikeK
I didn't dig any deeper, but your posts may have...

I didn't dig any deeper, but your posts may have been removed because they were part of a conversation that was removed. Someone started slinging insults or something, and replies to that post were...
Forum: Food and water 09-22-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,715
Posted By MikeK
Sort it and cherry pick the stuff you want to...

Sort it and cherry pick the stuff you want to keep. Since the rest is out of date, I doubt anywhere will accept it as a donation. Basically, it's toss it or pay to have it moved. If it's past it's...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11,299
Views: 480,466
Posted By MikeK
I hope you both get to feeling better quick. I...

I hope you both get to feeling better quick.
I love soup weather. This year I have a bunch of new recipe ideas to tinker with.
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