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Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum Today, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By Offrink
In the pack and the cars. I do some milling of...

In the pack and the cars. I do some milling of wood, as big as 74” wide, and occasionally need to mark trees or leave a note on a tree that is down.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By Offrink
So how is the .40 superior than the 10mm? Same...

So how is the .40 superior than the 10mm? Same capacity. Similar frame. Ballistics are not even close.
Forum: Rifle Forum Yesterday, 08:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 691
Posted By Offrink
Those are some decent deals for current prices.

Those are some decent deals for current prices.
Forum: Food and water Yesterday, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 764
Posted By Offrink
My local grocery chain has gulf caught and...

My local grocery chain has gulf caught and processed shrimp. It is almost double but it is US caught and processed so I know it wasn’t grown in its own filth.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-06-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,897
Posted By Offrink
I took the advice of many on this site and saw...

I took the advice of many on this site and saw the writing on the wall. I stocked up on reloading supplies, magazines, a bought some uppers for lowers ready to go, 100’s of lbs in grains, canned good...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 07-06-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,785
Posted By Offrink
I have to agree. My last bout with cancer was the...

I have to agree. My last bout with cancer was the worst and you have to keep moving. My bone marrow transplant team included a trainer. He clearly stated that those who exercise (1 mile + or exercise...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-05-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By Offrink
Good on you for looking out for those in need. If...

Good on you for looking out for those in need. If I was closer I would give you a hand.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-05-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Offrink
Real, vechicle worthy low sulfur diesel is nearly...

Real, vechicle worthy low sulfur diesel is nearly identical to kerosene. I know many people who run it in kerosene coleman lanterns.
Forum: Food and water 07-04-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Offrink
Most shallow (hand) pumps will only pump to 25’....

Most shallow (hand) pumps will only pump to 25’. The deep well stuff seems to start at 2”. 4” is better. 6” is standard. Jet pumps won’t fit down a 1 1/4” well. It seems that the only three options...
Forum: Food and water 07-03-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Offrink
Deep water pump for 1 1/4” well?

Have a friend who has a 1 1/4” well that is 48’ deep with water about 40’. This is an old well that was there before a sand mining operation came through about 1/4 mile away. The previous owners said...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 07-01-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,008
Posted By Offrink
Ages are 9 and 6. So 9 and 12 year wait to cc...

Ages are 9 and 6. So 9 and 12 year wait to cc respectively.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 06-30-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,008
Posted By Offrink
I don’t know much about glocks because I’m a...

I don’t know much about glocks because I’m a Springfield “fanboy”. Well they fit my giant xxxl gloved hands well. We shall see with them.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 06-30-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,008
Posted By Offrink
At 9 and 6 they get bored hitting 8” gongs at 100...

At 9 and 6 they get bored hitting 8” gongs at 100 yards supported with a 10/22. They are tall and skinny and don’t have enough upper body to even hold a pink cricket 22 single shot for long. They...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 06-30-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,008
Posted By Offrink
CC pistol for the kids

What hand gun, pistol or revolver, would you recommend that I purchase now for my young girls to carry when they get of proper carrying age?
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 06-30-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By Offrink
Possibly wounded. Probably hit. Might pull...

Possibly wounded. Probably hit. Might pull through!

I shot a groundhog with TWO!!! 55 grain vmax out of a 223 at 25-30 yards. First rolled it on its side. Second, as it was running away was hit...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-30-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Offrink
Check out hidden geocaching.

Check out hidden geocaching.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-28-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,580
Posted By Offrink
Restocking the pantry that was diminished. I have...

Restocking the pantry that was diminished. I have only been shopping 3 times in the last 3 months. Once topped off I will have a pantry full of canned food, a chest freezer full of meat, and multiple...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-27-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By Offrink
If you are honestly trying to shoot a bottle out...

If you are honestly trying to shoot a bottle out of the air you need to think about how a shotgun patterns and pellet density. Are they 15’ away? Short barrel no choke and lots of pellets. Are they...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-23-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,603
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Reloading supplies are getting picked over too....

Reloading supplies are getting picked over too. Luckily I just bought 40k more before it started to sink in. Same with projectiles and brass. Powder doesn’t seem to be to bad. I have bought 40lbs in...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-22-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,496
Posted By Offrink
When they get all ratty and falling apart are you...

When they get all ratty and falling apart are you going to throw them in the garbage? Proper way to dispose of an American flag is to burn it when it’s useful life is over.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-22-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,496
Posted By Offrink
They have their rights. Don’t forget all those...

They have their rights. Don’t forget all those that wear American flags. Shorts, swimsuit, underwear, shirts. That is desecration. There is a whole list of things like throwing it away.
Forum: Rifle Forum 06-21-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By Offrink
I’ve loaded them down to 110 grains. Shoots well...

I’ve loaded them down to 110 grains. Shoots well but yes. Not quiet.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-19-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By Offrink
Glad it was a simple fix. Obstruction was the...

Glad it was a simple fix. Obstruction was the best option. At least it wasn’t full of algae or massive expensive failure.
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 06-18-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,785
Posted By Offrink
Stay with us as long as you are willing. God you...

Stay with us as long as you are willing. God you are alive. My wife had a similar experience but hers was at a hospital. A nurse OD’d her on something that sedated her enough that her heart rate and...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-18-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By Offrink
My dad has a similar problem with the little...

My dad has a similar problem with the little cardboard thing on the top of the gas can cap falling into the tank. It was gravity fed and when the part was sucked down it starved the tractor. Then the...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-18-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,309
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I can’t wait until the county mowing crews come...

I can’t wait until the county mowing crews come through and mow down the whole thing.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-17-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,934
Posted By Offrink
The best answer to make it quieter is to dig a...

The best answer to make it quieter is to dig a hole and put it in the hole. I know, not a good answer. So just like a muffler you want baffles for the air and exhaust to go around. Diverting it up...
Forum: Urban Survival 06-17-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,868
Posted By Offrink
If they aren’t actively trying to break your...

If they aren’t actively trying to break your windows, and possibly break a window, your life probably isn’t in danger enough to break engagement legally. That most likely wouldn’t be what I would do....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-16-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By Offrink
I’m uncertain of this engine but could you run...

I’m uncertain of this engine but could you run the fuel line into a 5 gallon can and use fresh clean fuel or is the pump in the tank.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-15-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 634
Posted By Offrink
I will suggest that the knife that you get for...

I will suggest that the knife that you get for the age appropriate is a lock blade folding knife or a knife and sheath. Maybe a cheap mora or an opinal. Both good brands. The non locking folding...
Forum: Rifle Forum 06-14-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By Offrink
I have a 450 BM and shoot just over moa with...

I have a 450 BM and shoot just over moa with Barnes 275 grain bullets from a 16” barrel. I also have but haven’t had the chance to shoot a 50 beowulf. Both are straight walled and legal for Michigan...
Forum: Urban Survival 06-11-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,172
Posted By Offrink
On my property the road was dug down. 7-8’ in...

On my property the road was dug down. 7-8’ in elevation change. Only way onto the property is the driveway and a horse fence gate. One side has a creek bottom that is 5’ deep 7’ wide. Back side has...
Forum: Rifle Forum 06-11-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,596
Posted By Offrink
Before the prices jumped I bought a 6.5 creedmoor...

Before the prices jumped I bought a 6.5 creedmoor upper and 50 beowulf upper for which I already have lowers built. Prices were good then (under $500 for the 6.5 and under $350 for the 50) and I read...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-10-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
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Checked around Michigan on Craig’s list. Found 3....

Checked around Michigan on Craig’s list. Found 3. One for $2k and the other two were $3k. None cheap here! I like the idea though.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-10-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By Offrink
Thanks for all the suggestions. I would say my...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I would say my roots have been “tickled” a few times. My 170+lb Great Dane likes to make a nest in the raised beds because they are in the afternoon shade and out of...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-10-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,776
Posted By Offrink
I do similar to the other guys. When I go to the...

I do similar to the other guys. When I go to the store to by x number of bolts or washers I buy the whole box. It saves me in the next time when I need it. Usually you get 10% off when you buy the...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-09-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
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I have looked at buying a few things from them...

I have looked at buying a few things from them before but never went through with it because they willing ship invasive species to my area. This alone told me enough about them and it only got worse...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-09-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By Offrink
Asparagus help

I have well established asparagus in a raised bed. The soil is compacting some and the crowns are showing a little. How much soil can I cover the crowns with without killing/stunting the plants when...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-09-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By Offrink
Where are you guys buying composted manure in...

Where are you guys buying composted manure in bags? I only get it from a big pile near the animals. When I buy it I usually get it 1-1 1/2 yards at a load. 2-3 loads a year if needed.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-09-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,417
Posted By Offrink
My whole garden (50x80ish it grows every year)...

My whole garden (50x80ish it grows every year) cost under $15. I replant potatoes, horseradish grows everywhere, tomatoes from seeds, cubes, pumpkin, squash. I purchased some amaranth seeds, pepper...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-08-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By Offrink
That goes for anything elastic. I found some of...

That goes for anything elastic. I found some of my good boxers I hadn’t worn in 4-5 years. Tried them on and when the elastic “stretched” all the elastic fibers were brittle and broke. A medium was...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-08-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,530
Posted By Offrink
I think the opposite. As the heat of hot days and...

I think the opposite. As the heat of hot days and hot nights and lots of weather will, with the help of this now going on over a month, suppress people. They will forget or get tired of “protesting”....
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 06-06-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,737
Posted By Offrink
If you would rather buy instead of build you can...

If you would rather buy instead of build you can still get a solid ar-15 in 5.56 and a 10/22. They will be different platforms but a 10/22 is the standard around the country. Moa for each shouldn’t...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-05-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By Offrink
Or to hang animals to butcher.

Or to hang animals to butcher.
Forum: Rifle Forum 06-04-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By Offrink
I read about the most as well. Range with shot...

I read about the most as well. Range with shot shell is 15’ instead of 10’. And can’t shoot a regular round accurately either.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-04-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,364
Posted By Offrink
My garden is about 80’x50’. I till it well twice...

My garden is about 80’x50’. I till it well twice or more a year. In spring to till under the weeds. Then add compost and organic matter and till again before I plant. Once the season is over I till...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-03-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Offrink
My daughters, 9 and 6, have their own pink 22...

My daughters, 9 and 6, have their own pink 22 that they enjoy shooting but this week I let them use my scoped 10/22 that is moa or less. They were hitting a 12” steel target at 100 yards. Each were...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-01-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 963
Posted By Offrink
They make Velcro strips. 100 to a pack. I use...

They make Velcro strips. 100 to a pack. I use them to hold electric cords or bundle things together. Can be used in multiples like zip ties.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 05-31-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,471
Posted By Offrink
I use Speer gold dot hp’s Or hornady’s xtp. The...

I use Speer gold dot hp’s Or hornady’s xtp. The xtp’s don’t expand as much as many other hp’s but they penetrate better. So for summer it’s gdhp and winter or hunting it’s xtp’s.
Forum: Food and water 05-28-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By Offrink
Who said that this is now legal? Who can I yell...

Who said that this is now legal? Who can I yell at? Head of fda? The pres?
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