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Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-17-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,209
Posted By Allamakee County
Love the YakTrax. Mine rusted out though after...

Love the YakTrax. Mine rusted out though after many seasons; need to get a new pair. Our HR department at work was selling them at a discount after a gazillion slip-and-falls between parking lot and...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-11-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,345
Posted By Allamakee County
Kirkmans FTW. Nice lamp! Old. I'm no expert,...

Kirkmans FTW.

Nice lamp! Old. I'm no expert, but that inside mount burner puts it as earlier than 1930 if I remember right.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-01-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4,781
Views: 1,366,382
Posted By Allamakee County
https://www.aldi.us/en/weekly-specials/special-buy...

https://www.aldi.us/en/weekly-specials/special-buys-for-nov-4/nov-4-detail/ps/p/kitchen-living-vacuum-food-sealer/

Kitchen Living brand. I have a FoodSaver but may pick one up to run as a backup,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-30-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,691
Posted By Allamakee County
A beauty! I wish they'd describe the wick system....

A beauty! I wish they'd describe the wick system. Round or flat?

Here's a round wick lamp I have that I have never gotten to burn right. I need to enlist my father in law to work on it. In the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-30-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,691
Posted By Allamakee County
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b106/sweetgaldec...

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b106/sweetgaldecals/2015-10-30%2009.46.08_zpsds69edtm.jpg
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-30-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,691
Posted By Allamakee County
Look for old Dietz lanterns at sales. The old old...

Look for old Dietz lanterns at sales. The old old ones. They were made in the US and can't hardly be destroyed. Newer ones CAN be good but they are imported from China now. I have a new one I bought...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-29-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,691
Posted By Allamakee County
I'd suggest you search this board - there are...

I'd suggest you search this board - there are many threads on this. The fuel you use and how you maintain your wick is a big piece of why it may smoke or may not smoke.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-27-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,536
Posted By Allamakee County
I pick up vintage woollen blankets at estate...

I pick up vintage woollen blankets at estate sales whenever I can find them without critter holes. Soooo warm.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-07-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4,781
Views: 1,366,382
Posted By Allamakee County
Thanks 79ford!

Thanks 79ford!
Forum: Financial Forum 10-06-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,921
Posted By Allamakee County
I am a firm believer, late in life, that debt is...

I am a firm believer, late in life, that debt is just not the way to go. I wish someone had convinced me at 17 of this. :) I'm going to give it my best shot with you:

Please, please, please get...
Forum: Financial Forum 10-06-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,921
Posted By Allamakee County
Dave Ramsey...

Dave Ramsey (https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/daves-investing-philosophy/) would say to split it among 4 types of mutual funds:

Growth
Growth and income
Aggressive growth
International

...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-03-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4,781
Views: 1,366,382
Posted By Allamakee County
It's usually under sport.woot.com.

It's usually under sport.woot.com.
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 09-24-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,313
Posted By Allamakee County
I hope he got himself a good editor between...

I hope he got himself a good editor between books. One Second After is painful because of the editing or lack thereof.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-23-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,941
Posted By Allamakee County
CI collectors swear by the walnut shells so as...

CI collectors swear by the walnut shells so as not to damage the old iron. No salt, no sand, no rotary grinders... Eek! Walnut shells if you're in a rush, electrolysis if you want to do this ongoing,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-21-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,941
Posted By Allamakee County
Can you post pictures? I assume it has a gate...

Can you post pictures? I assume it has a gate mark?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-20-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,941
Posted By Allamakee County
Yep. Boat anchors. I think the OP mentioned...

Yep. Boat anchors.

I think the OP mentioned "inheriting" some iron so I am assuming it was the good stuff, cast and finished in the US, possibly even in Erie, PA, or Sidney, OH. :)
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-16-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,941
Posted By Allamakee County
How about you sell the extras, or bequeath them...

How about you sell the extras, or bequeath them to another family member, and just use the ones you want to keep?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-13-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4,781
Views: 1,366,382
Posted By Allamakee County
I stocked up! Thanks. :)

I stocked up! Thanks. :)
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-11-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,272
Posted By Allamakee County
Love

In honor of our 30th wedding anniversary today. :)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CMJu17eUMAAIfc4.jpg:large
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-30-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4,781
Views: 1,366,382
Posted By Allamakee County
Okay, okay, let's move along now here. :) Back to...

Okay, okay, let's move along now here. :) Back to topic, please.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-09-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,080
Posted By Allamakee County
tl:dr Google earthquake preparedness tips. ...

tl:dr

Google earthquake preparedness tips.

For a couple of years at least after we moved out of Palmdale, CA, I got nervous every time I even thought about putting something above eye level...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-06-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,764
Posted By Allamakee County
OP: Welcome to the boards. Please stop posting...

OP: Welcome to the boards. Please stop posting for a while, read everything you can find in this boards, and then if you still have questions, please post a specific post that doesn't violate our...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,083
Posted By Allamakee County
Happy news! Congratulations, family. :)

Happy news! Congratulations, family. :)
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-08-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 264,311
Posted By Allamakee County
This isn't a survivalist item, but I had been...

This isn't a survivalist item, but I had been looking for a nice leather case of some kind, sort of a portfolio, in which to save some thank-you letters we receive annually. Not archival quality,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-01-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4,781
Views: 1,366,382
Posted By Allamakee County
Free lifetime Buyer's Club membership at Safe...

Free lifetime Buyer's Club membership at Safe Castle today only. Vic writes:

Get your lifetime membership today for FREE. The retail value on these memberships is $49. Go to the linked membership...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-17-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,828
Posted By Allamakee County
That's oilcloth. I've done it.

That's oilcloth. I've done it.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-27-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,766
Posted By Allamakee County
Did answer the question. Gave an honest answer....

Did answer the question. Gave an honest answer. Gonna go complain about how unhelpful this community is again?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-27-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,766
Posted By Allamakee County
Doesn't really make sense to stock first aid...

Doesn't really make sense to stock first aid supplies for other people to use. The EMTs I know carry personal kits in their cars and trust them but probably wouldn't trust others' kits.

Go to EMT...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-19-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4,781
Views: 1,366,382
Posted By Allamakee County
Says it includes your choice of each - tent +...

Says it includes your choice of each - tent + mattress + mattress. The "choice" is that you get to choose a queen mattress - or nothing, and a queen mattress - or another nothing.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-19-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4,781
Views: 1,366,382
Posted By Allamakee County
So which was it, NEIowa? PdC or Decorah? :)

So which was it, NEIowa? PdC or Decorah? :)
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-03-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4,781
Views: 1,366,382
Posted By Allamakee County
Ham and matzot in the same special offer cracks...

Ham and matzot in the same special offer cracks me up. :)
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-13-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 38,114
Views: 5,308,901
Posted By Allamakee County
You just need to find out the size number of your...

You just need to find out the size number of your lamps and buy the correct size.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-05-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,570
Posted By Allamakee County
It's absolutely beautiful and I heartily agree -...

It's absolutely beautiful and I heartily agree - no steel wool!

faif2d's advice makes me nervous too.

Any decent sewing machine repair person can clean and lube it for you and replace the belt...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-05-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,735
Posted By Allamakee County
Prepping aside, I love your new thrifted play...

Prepping aside, I love your new thrifted play cookware, and you gotta have some fun in this present life as well as planning for the future. Don't try to cook on them. Find some imaginative children...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-02-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4,781
Views: 1,366,382
Posted By Allamakee County
It's not laundry detergent, it contains no...

It's not laundry detergent, it contains no detergents at all. Jdode named it correctly as soap. And I have the same issues, clothes get greyish after a while and whites aren't white.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-30-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,570
Posted By Allamakee County
Jewel, is it a treadle or motorized? - Very hard...

Jewel, is it a treadle or motorized? - Very hard to see from your picture but I think treadle. So of course it won't "run." It will need cleaning, lubrication, and a new treadle belt. Possibly some...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-30-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,570
Posted By Allamakee County
I can't see very well but it probably doesn't...

I can't see very well but it probably doesn't actually pull out like a regular drawer, rather it rocks/tips forward on an axis that runs along the bottom of it. Try pushing the bottom part in first...
Forum: New Member Introduction 01-04-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,922
Posted By Allamakee County
Welcome to the site. Please have an attitude of...

Welcome to the site. Please have an attitude of willingness to learn. Read lots before posting much. :)
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-24-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,329
Posted By Allamakee County
We knew a guy who grew up in Florida who thought...

We knew a guy who grew up in Florida who thought that in the North your lawn actually dies every autumn and you have to reseed/resod every spring.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-22-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,929
Posted By Allamakee County
That is AMAZING!! I had no idea.

That is AMAZING!! I had no idea.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-22-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,329
Posted By Allamakee County
tl:dr In parts of MN, or ND/SD: Wind energy....

tl:dr

In parts of MN, or ND/SD: Wind energy. You could go off grid with a good windmill and something to store power against calm days.

And I disagree that Minnesotans are not very interested...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-07-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,438
Posted By Allamakee County
tl:dr The average whitetail deer is not...

tl:dr

The average whitetail deer is not going to yield 100 lb. of meat.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-25-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4,781
Views: 1,366,382
Posted By Allamakee County
Try coupon 10OFF4YOU for $10 off.

Try coupon 10OFF4YOU for $10 off.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-24-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,670
Posted By Allamakee County
You'll be getting our weather in about 30 hours...

You'll be getting our weather in about 30 hours and it's been icky. Nasty blowing snow, very high winds. It was so gorgeous yesterday. Like spring. Now it's winter again.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-19-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,558
Posted By Allamakee County
Your stove is adorable! I cook every day on...

Your stove is adorable!

I cook every day on a 1930s Detroit Vapor. When I bought it, it was in a town that had natural gas, and it had an adapter valve on the line; I run it off our big LP tank...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-11-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,107
Posted By Allamakee County
Or your digestive tract, either.

Or your digestive tract, either.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-05-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4,781
Views: 1,366,382
Posted By Allamakee County
Milk prices are subject to strict government...

Milk prices are subject to strict government regulations based on extremely outdated laws dating back to before widespread use of refrigerated trucking and storage.
...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-31-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4,781
Views: 1,366,382
Posted By Allamakee County
That's the Woot.com snark I missed!

That's the Woot.com snark I missed!
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-27-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4,781
Views: 1,366,382
Posted By Allamakee County
I love Woot!.com. I miss the days before Amazon...

I love Woot!.com. I miss the days before Amazon bought them, though. The message boards about each item get pretty hilarious.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-26-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,179
Posted By Allamakee County
I love to do my own butchering. Glad there are...

I love to do my own butchering. Glad there are people out there who can do it for those who don't, though.
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