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Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-10-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
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, 08:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,504
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, 12:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,365
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, 09:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,365
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, 09:22 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,371
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, 09:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,371
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, 02:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,365
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, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
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, 10:17 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 10,218
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, 07:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,842
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, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,003
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, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
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, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
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, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
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, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
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, 07:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,639
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, 07:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,639
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, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 664
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, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
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, 03:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,639
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, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
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...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-21-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By kev
Field corn more likely to germinate than sweet corn?

For those of you who have grow corn over the decades, between field corn and sweet corn, which do you feel is easier to grow?

My son and I planted 14 rows of mixed field corn and sweet corn, with...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-13-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By kev
Neighbors cows got out, and garden update

Walking to the back of the property to check on the garden, looked to the back, and several of my neighbors cows were there. My dogs saw the cows, and the fun began. A couple of my dogs are cur...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-06-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By kev
Spring - a time for hope, a time for loss

Spring is a paradox. On one hand it is a time of rebirth, life and hope. On the other hand it is a time of loss.

March 30th, 2019 my oldest son and I planted several tomato plants, and some...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-30-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By kev
Foraging Wildlife Food Plots - Video

Does everyone know what a wildlife food plot is? If not, it is a food plot hunters plant to attract wildlife, especially deer.

Bags of wildlife food plot seeds are typically sold in the big box...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-29-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,929
Posted By kev
Critical seeds for a stockpile?

For the sake of discussion let's say someone started a seed stockpile. The stockpile could be for any reason - prepping, hobby, backyard gardening... etc.

What would you consider to be some of...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 03-25-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By kev
Stay on the offensive, tell russian collusion people they need to apologize

I feel the people who were spewing lies about Trump colluding with Russia should apologize, as in a public apology.

If you know anyone who fell for the Russian collusion lie, maybe ask them to...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-24-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By kev
Kicking off the 2019 spring garden

My son and I have kicked off our 2019 spring garden. Around 5 weeks we we planted 4 rows of potatoes, then we planted several rows of corn.

Potatoes are doing great.

Corn not doing so well.
...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 03-24-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,593
Posted By kev
The left will double down and call the probe into...

The left will double down and call the probe into doubt.

In other words, the left is going insane
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-20-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,121
Posted By kev
Things going too good?

Call me paranoid, but something is not right. We are in a period of prolonged peace the world has never seen before. Maybe this is a hold over from being raised in the Cold War?

It just seems...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 18,433
Posted By kev
Thank you for not posting a link. Yes, this...

Thank you for not posting a link.

Yes, this is a sad day.
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 18,433
Posted By kev
Do NOT post links, images... etc to the...

Do NOT post links, images... etc to the video!!!!!

We pray for those who have been affected by the hate.
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 03-14-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 13,745
Posted By kev
Mosque shooting in New Zealand

There has been a Mosque shooting in New Zealand that was live streamed.

Do not post links to the video.

Do not embed the video.

Let's offer our prayers to the families.

This is a sad day.
Forum: Financial Forum 03-14-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,320
Posted By kev
If we can print money out of thin air to shore up...

If we can print money out of thin air to shore up the banks, then lets do some public good and print money to provide hleathcare for everyone.
Forum: Financial Forum 03-14-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By kev
How do gold and silver prices affect mining...

How do gold and silver prices affect mining stocks?

It would seem as the price of gold and silver move up, so would the stocks
Forum: Financial Forum 03-14-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By kev
I go to my credit union and get a free report...

I go to my credit union and get a free report from them.
Forum: Financial Forum 03-14-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,199
Posted By kev
GE stock, pass or buy?

General Electric says 2019 will be a challenging year. Hopefully the CEO can turn things around and put GE back on a right track.

So, with GE stock selling for around $10 - $11 a share (March 14,...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-11-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By kev
Let me know who it was and I will unban him

Let me know who it was and I will unban him
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-11-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By kev
Potatoes and corn starting to sprout

It is a wonderful feeling to spend a day, or a couple of days, planting, and in a couple of weeks sprouts break through the ground.

Three weeks ago my son, my parents, and myself planted 27 pounds...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-04-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,793
Posted By kev
It seems like everything around here is mud. ...

It seems like everything around here is mud.

Have a section of the field I want to work on, but it is a big mud hole.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-04-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By kev
I will third the too much water. Tomatoes...

I will third the too much water.

Tomatoes can do well for several days in hot weather without water.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-04-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,238
Posted By kev
New chickens for 2019?

Who is picking up new spring chicks for 2019? As yall know I have lost several chickens over the past year. There was a recent incident where I left the gate to the chicken yard open -...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-01-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,363
Posted By kev
New Cold War?

President Trump recently pulled the United States out of a nuclear arms limitation treaty with Russia. Putin had been accused of violating the treaty, so why would the United States stay in the...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-28-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By kev
The dogs around a year old and still have that...

The dogs around a year old and still have that puppy energy.

The other dogs know what will happen if they go into the chicken yard. I guess the new dogs will have to learn the hard way. That...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-28-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By kev
All it takes is one open gate

Checked on the chickens late yesterday evening, and left the gate open with the intentions of gong back later and closing the chicken house up.

Got side tracked and forgot about it.

Let the...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-24-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By kev
10-10-10 or 13-13-13 is fine. Maybe mix in...

10-10-10 or 13-13-13 is fine.

Maybe mix in some grass clippings in with the soil.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-24-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By kev
Yea, I think that is it. I was going to...

Yea, I think that is it.

I was going to leave the chicken manure exposed to the weather for the next month, then cover with a row maker. Hopefully, we can get some rain and help dilute the manure...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-24-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By kev
Lining bottom of garden row with organic material?

Awhile back there were some images showing how to cover a rotting log with dirt, then growing a garden on top of the log.

Rather than a log how about lining the bottom of a garden row with small...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-15-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,535
Posted By kev
Lost a Rhode Island Red to a hawk

First, how do I know it was a hawk?

The bones were picked clean. If it were a canine or cat, there would have been bite marks. With a canine, chances are the bones would have been eaten.

The...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 02-11-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,795
Posted By kev
MP5 clone in 22 long rifle for SHTF?

Does anyone think an MP5 clone chambered in 22 long rifle would have a role in a SHTF / Doomsday event?

Awhile back I did some horse trading and ended up with a Walther MP5 clone in 22 long rifle....
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