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Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 12-09-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By kev
Stockpiling seeds and nutrition considerations

While browsing through YouTube I came across a video about nutrition during wartime. This is a classic black and white film which provides a great deal of insight to how the British fed themselves...
Forum: Food and water 11-30-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,142
Posted By kev
Thank you. I have having serious doubts...

Thank you.

I have having serious doubts about these filters, as compared to my Katadyn Hiker.

My Katadyn Hiker (PUR at the time) was bought in the late 1990s. I am going to estimate around...
Forum: Food and water 11-30-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,142
Posted By kev
Nope, I am testing with clear spring water from a...

Nope, I am testing with clear spring water from a creek that runs on the farm.
Forum: Food and water 11-30-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,142
Posted By kev
Both Sawyer Mini Water Filters Stopped Working

Both of my Sawyer Mini water filters, and my Sawyer PointONE water filter have stopped working. They have only been used a handful of times, mostly for videos and a couple of hiking trips.

All...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By kev
Happy thanksgiving everyone.

Happy thanksgiving everyone.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-27-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,416
Posted By kev
Rethinking lever action 30-30 for SHTF survival rifle

There was an event today that has me rethinking the lever action 30-30 as a SHTF survival rifle. While at the local sandpit sending some rounds downrange my Marlin 336 in 30-30 had a double feed. ...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 11-21-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By kev
My dogs let me know when anything is out of the...

My dogs let me know when anything is out of the usual, plus they deter people from sightseeing around the farm.

Over the years my go-to dog breed is the blackmouth cur.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 11-21-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 186
Posted By kev
Dealing with a cheap water tank on the farm

Five years ago when I moved to the farm I bought a water tank for the water pump. This was a vertical tank and had a plastic base.

For those of you not familiar with what the water tank does, it...
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 11-12-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By kev
Took a few seconds for the picture to load, no...

Took a few seconds for the picture to load, no big deal.

Beautiful area.
Forum: Site Information & Suggestion Box 11-06-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,677
Posted By kev
Moderator Applications

We are accepting applications for moderators. If someone wishes to apply post a reply to this thread.

Please include why you think you would make a good moderator.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-17-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By kev
Help build a sub $100 backpack setup

Christmas is coming up and I would like to gift the grandkids a backpack that would serve as a platform to build off of. The packs are a surplus 3 day assault pack. From there I plan on getting two...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-08-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By kev
Ok guys and gals I bought some liquid fish...

Ok guys and gals I bought some liquid fish fertilizer off Amazon and my fig trees are doing great. More growth in the past month than I have seen in the past couple of years.

Rather than pouring...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-06-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,180
Posted By kev
Na, just been busy. In all honesty, I forgot...

Na, just been busy.

In all honesty, I forgot about this thread.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-06-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,180
Posted By kev
Beau was doing much better the next day, while it...

Beau was doing much better the next day, while it took Buster almost a week to get back on his feet. The Monday after the bite Buster was taken back to the vet for another round of shots.

Here we...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-03-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By kev
Fruit trees to plant for 2020?

Can yall believe it is already 2020? It seems like just a couple of years ago this forum was starting out.

This is more of a brain dump than anything else.

In the spring of 2020 my wife and I...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-19-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,946
Posted By kev
Oh boy, here we go again. Now...

Oh boy, here we go again.





Now maybe yall understand why I have boycotted Colt all these years?
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-14-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,180
Posted By kev
Two of my dogs snake bit on muzzle

Wife got home from work yesterday to find one of the dogs (Beau) with a swollen muzzle, one dog (Buster) was missing. I got home a little while later and went looking for the missing dog. He was...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 09-02-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,838
Posted By kev
Low-Sodium Backpacking / Camping Meals

Someone recommend low sodium backpacking / camping meals.

While on a recent doctor visit the doctor recommended I watch my sodium intake. I am a 51 year old white male who is 20 pounds...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 992
Posted By kev
Oh I am real. If you want I will send you my...

Oh I am real.

If you want I will send you my phone number and we can talk.

I do not watch sports as I would rather be doing something rather than watching.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-02-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By kev
chicken yard is 1/2 acre, and sandy soil

chicken yard is 1/2 acre, and sandy soil
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-02-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 12,261
Posted By kev
It is going to be very difficult to beat the...

It is going to be very difficult to beat the Black Mouth Cur.

Best Dog Breed For Preppers? - YouTube
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-02-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By kev
Best liquid fertilizer for fig trees?

What is the best liquid fertilizer for fig trees?

My fig trees are in the chicken yard, which is somewhere around 100 yards from my house. To water my fig trees I run a hose from the creek and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 992
Posted By kev
Labor Day Cookout

Labor Day weekend is here - those of you who do not have a job better not be celebrating either. Some of us see it as the end of summer, while others are just enjoying the three day weekend. ...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 08-18-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,293
Posted By kev
In all honesty, rarely have I needed to reach for...

In all honesty, rarely have I needed to reach for an AR-15. The only real times were after hurricane and we were in a complete grid down situation.

As for hunting, it has been shotgun, 22 long...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 08-17-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,293
Posted By kev
How many battle rifles are enough?

How many AR-15s, AK47s, FALs... are enough?

The title of the thread is battle rifles. Lets skip the semantics and splitting hairs and group all semi-automatic medium and large rifle calibers...
Forum: 2015 Black Friday and Holiday Shopping 08-17-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,112
Posted By kev
When the 2019 black friday and shopping season...

When the 2019 black friday and shopping season rolls around we will rename this section to 2019
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 08-07-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By kev
Phone stays in the pack, usually turned off. ...

Phone stays in the pack, usually turned off.

One reason why I go into the woods is to get away from people, that means no phone.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 08-06-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By kev
Time for a new GPS?

My current handheld is a Garmin Etrex that dates to around 2000, or 2001. It still works fine, except at the bottom of hills, in creek bottoms, or in dense canopy.

I have been thinking about...
Forum: Site Information & Suggestion Box 08-04-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,573
Posted By kev
Restating the policy on aggression and violence

It has been brought to my attention that derogatory comments have been made about certain groups, specifically the gay community.

There have also been statements made about violence towards the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-10-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By kev
Best matches and match holders

They guys over at The Prepared put together a comprehensive guide to matches and match containers:

https://theprepared.com/gear/reviews/match/

Honestly, I like the Cevinee Waterproof EDC...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-06-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,880
Posted By kev
Favorite 22 long rifle for stockpiling?

First thing someone is going to ask, "Why spend more on 22 long rifle than you have to?" The simple answer, I do not like buying junk. I am willing to pay a few dollars more for reliability and...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 07-04-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,816
Posted By kev
Therein lies the problem. For small game,...

Therein lies the problem.

For small game, predators... 22 long rifle.

Everything else, AR-15, 12 gauge, AK47.... etc.

For my situation in a rural area, 9mm in a carbine / MP5 clone serves...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 07-03-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,816
Posted By kev
Been busting my rear end at work on a project...

Been busting my rear end at work on a project that will probably go through August. When the project is over I will probably treat myself to something new.

I had an H&K SP89 in the 1990s and miss...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-29-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,938
Posted By kev
Guess I am a day late and dollar short.

Guess I am a day late and dollar short.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-29-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,938
Posted By kev
Prepping for 2020 elections?

I know the 2020 elections are still one year and 5 months away, but has anyone considered any prepping topics for the 2020 elections?

Personally, this is my plan between now and the 2020...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 06-29-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,816
Posted By kev
Best MP5 clone for the money?

At SHOT show 2018 Palmetto State Armory said they were working on an MP5 clone. They even had a demo model at SHOT I was able to hold and look at. Here we are a year and a half later and still no...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 06-23-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By kev
MP5 clone in 22 long rifle for SHTF?

How viable would an MP5 clone in 22 long rifle be for a SHTF / TEOTWAWKI event?

What makes an MP5 clone in 22 long rifle different than any other 22 rifle? Weight, cost, sight radius... etc. For...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 06-21-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 19,654
Posted By kev
Thoughts on conflict with Iran

The world seems to be in a tizzy about the US and Iran. In all honesty, this has been a long time coming. This issue goes back to at least the 1970s when the Shaw was overthrown. Then there was...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-28-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,601
Posted By kev
Best Fruit Trees for Preppers

What are the best fruit trees for preppers? We want something for making preserves, jelly and eating fresh. Important issues should be ease of growth, drought tolerance, and nutrition.

My...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 05-26-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,352
Posted By kev
Best ferro rod article

This has to the best ferro rod review I have seen, and I just happen to be a contributor.

The author of the article sent me an email and asked, "Kevin, would you take a few minutes and talk me...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-26-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By kev
Got the tractor into the chicken yard and cleared...

Got the tractor into the chicken yard and cleared some brush piles. What the tractor could not cut - sweet gum and oak trees around 3 - 4 inches in diameter - will be cut down with a chainsaw and...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-24-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By kev
What size chicken yard, and how many chickens...

What size chicken yard, and how many chickens were they talking about?

My current chicken flock stands at around 20 or so - lost a lot to predators over the past year, and the chicken yard is...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-24-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By kev
Clearing the chicken yard for an orchard

In the chicken yard is a pile of brush I left for rabbit habitat. After the chicken yard was enclosed (around 1/2 acre) I saw a noticeable difference in the number of wild rabbits in and around the...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-15-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By kev
Heavy rains took toll on my garden - video

Several days ago we had back-to-back gully washer storms that flooded portions of the garden. Let's just say, a good portion of my potato patch is rotting in the ground.

Squash that was in...
Forum: Financial Forum 05-12-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,204
Posted By kev
GE makes more than just power. The tugboats...

GE makes more than just power.

The tugboats I worked on, they had GE engines in them. GE has a massive engine market for ships, tugboats, locomotives... etc.
Forum: Financial Forum 05-12-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,204
Posted By kev
Thanks for all the replies. The reason why I...

Thanks for all the replies.

The reason why I brought this topic up again is because I was reading through Wikipedia, came across the General Dynamics page, then decided to look at their stock.
...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By kev
How's 2019 going?

2019 started off good but that changed mid-January. I was working for a company that built oilfield equipment, it went out of business, and everyone was laid off.

Out of work for 2 months, then...
Forum: Financial Forum 05-12-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,988
Posted By kev
I rolled my 401k over to Edward Jones and am...

I rolled my 401k over to Edward Jones and am happy.

My account was earning:

2018 - around 8% interest
2019 - 9.7% so far.
Forum: Financial Forum 05-12-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,204
Posted By kev
Why is GE stock so low?

Thinking about dumping money into GE. Not much, just maybe $100 here and there.

Shares are around $10 each. So $100 would be around 10 shares at a time.

I just do not understand why GE is so...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-22-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By kev
Hope everyone is having a good Spring

Everyone having a good spring?

started off with 14 chicks, lost 3, holding at 11 for the past couple of weeks.

Potatoes are doing great. Lost a few between making mounds with the cultivator...
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