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Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-09-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By edprof
Stabil in the gasoline, run it 15+ minutes at...

Stabil in the gasoline, run it 15+ minutes at least once per month. Usually I run it around the 15th and the 1st. Never have a fuel problem.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-30-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By edprof
Eight six volt batteries with appropriate cabling...

Eight six volt batteries with appropriate cabling and housed in a steel case will cost about $2500. After we had bought 6000 watts worth of panels with charge controllers, transfer switch, and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,046
Posted By edprof
Fox news and Newsmax are my first go-to s, then...

Fox news and Newsmax are my first go-to s, then check against other stations. NBC and MsNBC are the worst. NBC will always try to depict the right in the worst possible light.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-27-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,475
Posted By edprof
I have a Kill A Watt digital meter plus solar...

I have a Kill A Watt digital meter plus solar panels, a battery bank, Generac whole home generator, and Troy-Bilt 7kW portable generator. I have tested most of the equipment in the house and made a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 805
Posted By edprof
No. And I'll be 70 on my net birthday. In...

No. And I'll be 70 on my net birthday.

In the 60s when I was in high school, our outdated textbooks and outdated business teacher showed us all the procedures for sending day letters, night...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-26-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,298
Posted By edprof
I store quite a bit of seeds. I would like to be...

I store quite a bit of seeds. I would like to be able to survive one or two crop failures and still be able to plant a garden. "Garden" to me is over 5,000 square feet.

Having that many seed may...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-23-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By edprof
Here in Western Arkansas we are still two or...

Here in Western Arkansas we are still two or three weeks away from tilling the gardens under. It was not a good year for gardens in the Arkansas River Valley. We had record amounts of rain early,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-23-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,959
Posted By edprof
I think this is a really good summary of where...

I think this is a really good summary of where prepping is, presently. One indicator is the magazine rack of your local department or general store. There are a few prepper magazines for sale, but...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-19-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,305
Posted By edprof
Well said. That's from an amateur extra.

Well said. That's from an amateur extra.
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 09-19-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,075
Posted By edprof
I got my shot two nights ago since I was already...

I got my shot two nights ago since I was already in CVS Pharmacy on another matter. I have had the flu shots every year for about the last 20 and have had the flu only once. I have a lot of contact...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-16-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By edprof
I have three solar charging units, a 6000 watt...

I have three solar charging units, a 6000 watt whole house unit, a 750 watt three-panel and four battery unit, and a 2 panel, one deep cycle battery unit. None of them goes more than a month...
Forum: Religious Discussion 09-14-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By edprof
The posts I like best are the scripture-based...

The posts I like best are the scripture-based ones. Thank you, folks.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-09-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,305
Posted By edprof
Participation in ham varies across the country. ...

Participation in ham varies across the country. I live in a rural county in Arkansas. But between only three of the zip codes in the county, there are 240 hams. There are a lot of people to talk...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-09-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,305
Posted By edprof
Exactly. Both my High Frequency and VHF base...

Exactly. Both my High Frequency and VHF base stations are on deep cycle batteries and are powered by solar. Quite a few hams are preppers also. The two go together really well.
Forum: New Member Introduction 08-30-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7,842
Views: 891,998
Posted By edprof
Google search.

Google search.
Forum: Communications 08-24-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,546
Posted By edprof
I have a TYT 10 watt and a Baofeng 8 watt, both...

I have a TYT 10 watt and a Baofeng 8 watt, both with the longer antennas. You really want the longer antenna for either. The TYT 8000 is my first choice, but the Baofeng is a good backup. Either...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 08-24-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By edprof
We have two at our house due to having a...

We have two at our house due to having a fireplace insert and a Generac whole-house generator. They never go off because we have done our due diligence in placing and managing those devices.
Forum: Religious Discussion 08-24-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,130
Posted By edprof
The New Testament depicts prayer in several...

The New Testament depicts prayer in several different postures. Jesus in the garden fell flat on His face to pray (Matthew 26: 39), but He was facing something that no one had faced before or would...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-22-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,974
Posted By edprof
I presently do most of what the OP mentioned. ...

I presently do most of what the OP mentioned. The rub will be time. How do I get the time to do the things the wife would be more likely to do plus all the things I already do?
Forum: New Member Introduction 08-13-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By edprof
Welcome from Western Arkansas.

Welcome from Western Arkansas.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-09-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,243
Posted By edprof
I had a Craftsman 3" chipper shredder for 19...

I had a Craftsman 3" chipper shredder for 19 years. I'd concur with everything said above. This was $900 spent that could have been better spent elsewhere. The maintenance wasn't bad, but it's...
Forum: Rifle Forum 08-09-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,247
Posted By edprof
This MP22 sounds like a lemon. Invoke the...

This MP22 sounds like a lemon. Invoke the warranty. I have one and have not had any of these kinds of problems.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-06-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,996
Posted By edprof
Same as Hanzy4200. More .22 and components....

Same as Hanzy4200. More .22 and components. That's about it.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-29-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,819
Posted By edprof
These posts make me glad I'm on a septic tank.

These posts make me glad I'm on a septic tank.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-29-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,241
Posted By edprof
Dear Fizbin, answers to your questions, We...

Dear Fizbin, answers to your questions,

We have a 1.5 ton air conditioning unit for about 750 square feet of our house and a 3 ton unit for the main part. I have caught the 3 ton unit running on...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-27-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,241
Posted By edprof
I think I have a post elsewhere on the site that...

I think I have a post elsewhere on the site that describes my situation, so I'll try not to over-do the detail. We have had a 6000 watt solar system with 10 kw of battery backup power plus a...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-27-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,384
Posted By edprof
I stay far enough ahead on ammunition, reloading...

I stay far enough ahead on ammunition, reloading supplies, and gun cleaning supplies, that doing gun stuff IS what I do when I am broke and bored.
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,182
Posted By edprof
I was born in Texas and lived 31 of my 69 years...

I was born in Texas and lived 31 of my 69 years there. I have university degrees from three Texas institutions. I lived and worked for three years in Oklahoma. The remainder of my time has been...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-22-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,222
Posted By edprof
I till a 2,000 square foot garden that grows...

I till a 2,000 square foot garden that grows mostly perennials, so that task is cultivation. I have an 8,500 square foot garden that raises vegetables (annuals). This calls for both a breaking type...
Forum: AllOutdoor.com 06-13-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By edprof
The most critical ammunition choice is to have...

The most critical ammunition choice is to have some! Buy it cheap and stack it deep.

There are a number of sources on line and in print about loads. Generally avoid the extremes if we are...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-06-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
Posted By edprof
If you really get hit by a tornado, then what you...

If you really get hit by a tornado, then what you have in the shelter will be what you have to live on, for days and hopefully not weeks. The more you can have stockpiled away, the better.
Forum: Communications 05-27-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,266
Posted By edprof
Two meters is very alive and well in Western...

Two meters is very alive and well in Western Arkansas.

For SSB, I'd recommend the Awful Awful Ugly net each night at 3.855 beginning at 7:00 central time for check-in and rag chew, then the net...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 05-11-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,143
Posted By edprof
We are doing something akin to that. Add to it...

We are doing something akin to that. Add to it two 100 watt solar panels, a charge controller, a deep cycle battery, and 750 watt inverter.
Forum: Religious Discussion 05-11-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By edprof
I feel the first touch of early winter. I just...

I feel the first touch of early winter. I just had my 69th birthday. My only chronic condition is high blood pressure, and it is under good control. Life moves on, though. I remember the Psalm...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-11-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,050
Posted By edprof
A. Your garden needs to already be operational. ...

A. Your garden needs to already be operational. Till it now while you can buy a tiller and gasoline. Get the soil accustomed to being worked while the technology exists to help you do this.
B. ...
Forum: Communications 05-11-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,535
Posted By edprof
This will be my first year to co-lead Field Day...

This will be my first year to co-lead Field Day for our radio club. I have checklists galore, but I am still depending upon the high experience level of our members to get us through.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-03-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,295
Posted By edprof
I have more than this short list. But the ones I...

I have more than this short list. But the ones I find most versatile are: Unique, IMR4895, and IMR4064. I have black powder substitute also.
Forum: Primitive Weapons, Bows and Crossbows 04-25-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,504
Posted By edprof
That's my bow also, a Black Bear 2. It's a...

That's my bow also, a Black Bear 2. It's a compound, no dry firing. I took mine to a bow shop to have it looked over/worked over. My Black Bear 2 is adjustable between 55 and 65 pounds of draw,...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 04-22-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,820
Posted By edprof
What kind of hearing protection at the firing...

What kind of hearing protection at the firing range? A lot of protection. I just got my hearing aids. Once it's gone, the hearing is gone for good.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 04-15-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By edprof
I had a custom built semi-portable solar...

I had a custom built semi-portable solar generator made for me three years ago. It includes 3 255 watt panels in new condition, four deep cycle AGM batteries, a 35 amp charge controller, and a 2000...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 04-11-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By edprof
Follow-up to the above post: Our nominal-6,000...

Follow-up to the above post: Our nominal-6,000 watt solar system handles just about everything except air conditioning. We have two air conditioning units, a 1.5 ton unit and a 3.0 main house unit....
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 04-11-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By edprof
At retirement in summer 2015, after years of...

At retirement in summer 2015, after years of planning and "sharp pencil" work, we got into solar power. Twenty four 250 watt panels, 8 deep cycle AGM batteries, a 6,000 watt inverter, a Generac...
Forum: Financial Forum 04-11-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By edprof
TIAA-CREF is one of the retirement income streams...

TIAA-CREF is one of the retirement income streams my wife and I have. There were six possibilities for getting one's retirement out when the time came to retire. Maybe four had to do with buying...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-30-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,591
Posted By edprof
Good choices of varieties for gardens. I'd...

Good choices of varieties for gardens.

I'd add to get enough of each kind of seed to raise decent size crops. If you ever need those seed, you're going to reeaallly be needing them. Meals, not...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 03-27-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,009
Posted By edprof
My parents had few guns but my apple fell pretty...

My parents had few guns but my apple fell pretty far from the tree.
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 03-22-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,215
Posted By edprof
I'm clueless on the cost since my hernia surgery...

I'm clueless on the cost since my hernia surgery will be 50 years old this June. But the fix is good. I've had no more worries since my fix at age 19.
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 03-21-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,204
Posted By edprof
The wife and I own a 32 foot motorhome that has...

The wife and I own a 32 foot motorhome that has the same capabilities you spoke of. An RV in good operating condition adds a lot of options in time of a crisis event. A motor home has all of the...
Forum: Religious Discussion 03-07-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,164
Posted By edprof
If you look at what people did in the Bible when...

If you look at what people did in the Bible when they came into the near presence of the Lord, most didn't say much(Exodus 3: 6; Daniel 5: 5.6; Matthew 17: 6; Revelation 1: 17; Revelation 19: 9,10.)...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-23-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,499
Posted By edprof
This scenario is difficult for me to...

This scenario is difficult for me to prognosticate, but until I see it happen, laying low and minimizing contact will be my strategy.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-23-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,003
Posted By edprof
We have such a collection of papers and tools in...

We have such a collection of papers and tools in our storm shelter. We're WAY over five pounds. But I'm sure we would want every bit of it and more if everything above ground got blown away. Think...
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