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Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-08-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,191
Posted By Twiztedrods
You might want to look at a couple of barred...

You might want to look at a couple of barred cochins for your brooders. Very large bird and always going broody. I have 2 just for brooding. By far my best egg layers are my red sex links. Jumbo egg...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 12-15-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,671
Posted By Twiztedrods
There are 4 different types of worms in chickens.

There are 4 different types of worms in chickens.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 12-15-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,671
Posted By Twiztedrods
I checked on another forum I visit "BYC" and an...

I checked on another forum I visit "BYC" and an old chicken farmer suggested treating for worms using cayanne pepper. I don't think they have worms since the rest of the flock are doing fine. I try...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 12-15-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,671
Posted By Twiztedrods
I have never wormed the birds. So far this is the...

I have never wormed the birds. So far this is the first problem I have ever had and my other birds are all fine. The bird in question is healthy and extremely active. I will check into the worm issue...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 12-15-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,671
Posted By Twiztedrods
Hen quit laying

I have been raising chickens for a few years now but I have a question to see if maybe someone has an answer.

I have a California White hen that is around 1 year old. She started laying at around...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 12-15-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,269
Posted By Twiztedrods
Mexican Cucumber. I just tore one out of the...

Mexican Cucumber. I just tore one out of the fence row at work, and they used to grow here on my property along the fence. The ones you are showing got hit by the cold or the vine got cut. When I cut...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 12-15-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,857
Posted By Twiztedrods
Big Brother can't track everything, explosives...

Big Brother can't track everything, explosives can be made from items found at the local grocery or in nature. Pay cash and don't buy large amounts. Good luck tracking that unless they are watching...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 12-15-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,857
Posted By Twiztedrods
The best black powder recipe can be found in the...

The best black powder recipe can be found in the Army tech manual. There is probably a link to the right manual on this forum somewhere or you can find it online by searching or you can normally find...
Forum: Urban Survival 05-19-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 42,420
Posted By Twiztedrods
Cities are not all the same and not all are...

Cities are not all the same and not all are dangerous. Leaving everything I have put together here in our somewhat urban area is a last resort for us. If I were living in the inner city of say...
Forum: Communications 04-30-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 27,116
Posted By Twiztedrods
The skip was decent crossing the Atlantic this...

The skip was decent crossing the Atlantic this past Sunday morning, I was able to contact the UK and Italy but could not get a DX in the states or Canada. Even though I am studying to get my General...
Forum: Communications 04-28-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 27,116
Posted By Twiztedrods
You can use a Texas Star DX 400 with a couple...

You can use a Texas Star DX 400 with a couple simple mods. Even though amps are not legal they are used extensively and have been since at least the early 70s when I first got into cbs with my...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-15-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 224
Sticky: Reloading notes
Views: 119,645
Posted By Twiztedrods
Leathermech, It is very nice to meet you as...

Leathermech,

It is very nice to meet you as well. Thanks for the info on the Linotype, I will check ebay and see what I can find. I have found a source for tire weights for $45.00 for a 5 gallon...
Forum: Reviews and questions 11-13-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,940
Posted By Twiztedrods
I have used ammotogo alot and never had a...

I have used ammotogo alot and never had a problem. I will continue to use them.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-13-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,845
Posted By Twiztedrods
Using the powder would be a bad idea unless you...

Using the powder would be a bad idea unless you know what powder it is.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-13-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 224
Sticky: Reloading notes
Views: 119,645
Posted By Twiztedrods
Leathermech, I read your post and it is spot...

Leathermech,

I read your post and it is spot on. I don't have 30 years worth of experience but I have bought a lot of books and downloaded data from most manufacturers. I have even tried the...
Forum: Shotgun Forum 11-13-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 21,873
Posted By Twiztedrods
There are .410 dies for the RCBS I beleive. I...

There are .410 dies for the RCBS I beleive. I seen them online somewhere do a search I am sure they will come up.
Forum: Shotgun Forum 11-13-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,677
Posted By Twiztedrods
I have several of each and reload for both. I...

I have several of each and reload for both. I just set up 2 reloaders side by side. Someone mentioned that you can confuse 12 with 20 when you are loading and I almost fell off my chair. Sorry but...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-13-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,846
Posted By Twiztedrods
I have the Lee powder thrower and do not trust...

I have the Lee powder thrower and do not trust it. I have used it to throw Reload 19 and IMR4895 and it was not consistent with either. Most time it will throw heavy after a few throws. I only use it...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 11-13-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 44,449
Posted By Twiztedrods
I have that AR and it is a good shooter....

I have that AR and it is a good shooter. Thousands of rounds down the tube and never an issue. It has not been particular on what it shoots either. Fast tear down for easy cleaning. I use a Blackhawk...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-13-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 361,912
Posted By Twiztedrods
I have the 4095TS and it is a nice little...

I have the 4095TS and it is a nice little carbine. A little on the heavy side compared to my Marlin Camp with the folding stock but it is still a nice firearm. Nice thing is you can shoot it all day...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-09-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 81,328
Posted By Twiztedrods
I know one person mentioned something about...

I know one person mentioned something about having a hospital facility and lab. I don't know about anyone else but that is way out of my range. A good first aid kit / surgical kit and sterilization...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-26-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,720
Posted By Twiztedrods
I agree 100% with this. The mineral oil will work...

I agree 100% with this. The mineral oil will work to unplug the vent. Nothing like having to wash little chiken butts. My wife and son got a good laugh when I was washing pasty butts on my chicks.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-26-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,538
Posted By Twiztedrods
I used a layer of paper and then covered that...

I used a layer of paper and then covered that with wood chips so the chicks didn't get leg problems but you are constantly going to be changing the bedding. It gets funky really quick. Another issue...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-25-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,538
Posted By Twiztedrods
I bought my chicks from...

I bought my chicks from http://www.idealpoultry.com/Default.htm good selection and very healthy birds. Post office called me at 5:00 AM to let me know to come pick them up. I raised them in a large...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 02-25-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,755
Posted By Twiztedrods
Netflix can through up some odd suggestions but...

Netflix can through up some odd suggestions but so can Google. Pandoa seems to work on the same type of genre based suggestion engine and thet still don't have it right either.

Regardless I still...
Forum: Financial Forum 02-19-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,818
Posted By Twiztedrods
Also, I beleive your statement, "Precious metals...

Also, I beleive your statement, "Precious metals are a good investment..... in a short term SHTF situation..." was incorrect, as proven during other short term SHTF scenarios ( Katrina,etc.)

I...
Forum: Financial Forum 02-19-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,818
Posted By Twiztedrods
I do not really see any super charged v-8s or...

I do not really see any super charged v-8s or very many dogs either for that matter. I see more of a step back in time 100 to 150 years when there were no services such as running water, electricity,...
Forum: Financial Forum 02-18-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,818
Posted By Twiztedrods
This thread brings to mind a conversation I had...

This thread brings to mind a conversation I had awith a buddy of mine that is starting to look at my prepping in a new light with the times we are in.

He has accumulated a mass of silver through...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-09-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,646
Posted By Twiztedrods
Water Water Everywhere and not a Drop to...

Water Water Everywhere and not a Drop to Drink!!!!! I can climb up on my roof and see the Gulf of Mexico but if we don't get anymore rain we will be under restrictions. The restrictions don't really...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-08-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,496
Posted By Twiztedrods
We need at least 10 more inches of rain in south...

We need at least 10 more inches of rain in south Texas to break the drought. But if none of it falls in our water shed we will still be under mandatory restrictions. Considering I live right on the...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-05-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,390
Posted By Twiztedrods
I have raised both and I recommend both. I just...

I have raised both and I recommend both. I just sold off my flock of Australorps and as of now am chickenless. I had 10 hens and got average 9 eggs a day. With just my wife and myslf eating them we...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-04-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 89,110
Posted By Twiztedrods
I dug up tomatoes from the yard and out of the...

I dug up tomatoes from the yard and out of the empty chicken run and put them in the greenhouse and now have plants 18 inches tall. I left 6 in the run for now and some of them are over 2 1/2 foot...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 02-03-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 28,128
Posted By Twiztedrods
I would side it with cedar and let it age, it...

I would side it with cedar and let it age, it will turn grey and become rustic looking. I would also replace or add windows with wood sash and replace the door with a wood exterior to complete the...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 02-03-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,811
Posted By Twiztedrods
Unfortunately for me salt water is my only option...

Unfortunately for me salt water is my only option as a water supply, beyond storing and that will run out eventually. The nearest fresh water supply is over 20 miles from my house. Even the wells...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 02-03-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,811
Posted By Twiztedrods
Since I live less than 1/4 mile from the Laguna...

Since I live less than 1/4 mile from the Laguna Madre distilling salt water is what I have prepped for. I have a large pressure cooker that I use for canning as well as for distilling salt water. I...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 01-29-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,709
Posted By Twiztedrods
What type of vehicle are you referring to that...

What type of vehicle are you referring to that you are driving?
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 01-29-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,638
Posted By Twiztedrods
Go to some gun shows and look for books. There...

Go to some gun shows and look for books. There are a lot of them at the gun shows in my area and they are not that expensive for hard copies. Most are copies and copies of re-copies but alot are...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 01-29-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 89,876
Posted By Twiztedrods
Being a former HOA Manager for a Management...

Being a former HOA Manager for a Management company (over 30 HOA's) it makes me wonder if one of the board members is going to try and step in and take over control. They are all simple home owners...
Forum: Urban Survival 01-17-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,946
Posted By Twiztedrods
I built my 20# tank splitter set up years ago...

I built my 20# tank splitter set up years ago when we camped on the beach every weekend. One hose ran to our stove and the other to our lantern that hang from the rack on the truck. We used to use...
Forum: Communications 07-07-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,181
Posted By Twiztedrods
If you are going to use a dipole make sure you...

If you are going to use a dipole make sure you have a good SWR meter so you don't destroy your radio. Exact measurements are extremely important when building a dipole and keeping the SWR within...
Forum: Financial Forum 02-08-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,136
Posted By Twiztedrods
This is simple. Pay off your debt, save to buy...

This is simple. Pay off your debt, save to buy your house.

Every real estate market is different, some did not fall at all such as where I live. My house is worth more now than 3 years ago and...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 02-08-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,477
Posted By Twiztedrods
Tight frame work and thatching are keys to...

Tight frame work and thatching are keys to stopping leaks and a good strong shelter. Snow shelters are a very good option if you live in that environment. If you can find cat tails or any other...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 02-06-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,009
Posted By Twiztedrods
If a thief wants in they will find a way, what I...

If a thief wants in they will find a way, what I am talking about are average thiefs that do not want to work to hard to get in a vacant home. If good steel doors are installed properly a crow bar...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 02-05-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,009
Posted By Twiztedrods
When you put the "grates" up on the windows use...

When you put the "grates" up on the windows use "high grade" stainlees steel anti - reverse screws and make sure they are deep into the actual frame of the building. If you are not planning on...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-05-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,169
Posted By Twiztedrods
I do not see a time where the government or...

I do not see a time where the government or military would try to confiscate your canned goods, dry goods, etc. unless you are living so large that you stick out or get ratted on (read Black Market)....
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 02-05-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,889
Posted By Twiztedrods
I have shot a .45 and a .40 which I decided to...

I have shot a .45 and a .40 which I decided to buy over the .45. I did not notice a tremendous amount of difference, but they were 2 entirely different hand guns. I do not beleive there is a handgun...
Forum: Urban Survival 09-06-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,304
Posted By Twiztedrods
My neighbors chickens run in my yard and garden...

My neighbors chickens run in my yard and garden all the time and the only thing it made me do was put plans together to build my own coop so we could have more of them around for meat and eggs. I can...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-31-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,737
Posted By Twiztedrods
Don't ever think that you will be able to prep...

Don't ever think that you will be able to prep useing $1 store food, learn to preserve and grow or purchase in bulk.

Water is heavy and is not something you are going to be able to store in an...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 08-31-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,176
Posted By Twiztedrods
That Ford is one good solid BOV. I had one that...

That Ford is one good solid BOV. I had one that looked just like it but it was an 87 F350. I should have never sold it but it went through fly wheels like crazy. Never did figure out why.
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 08-28-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,176
Posted By Twiztedrods
Diesel is by far the best way to go. I am in the...

Diesel is by far the best way to go. I am in the market right now trying to find a diesel suburban with a standard transmission. They seem to be very rare.
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