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Forum: Urban Survival 11-10-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,428
Posted By DrPepper
My son had an electrician recommend hooking up...

My son had an electrician recommend hooking up this transfer switch to his fuse box (which he did):
...
Forum: Arkansas 09-14-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,168
Posted By DrPepper
Interested in purchasing land in NW Arkansas

I am interested in purchasing land in Northwest Arkansas. Can anyone recommend a place in that area for off-grid homesteading around like-minded individuals?
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-06-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By DrPepper
How to kill all caterpillars in your garden organically

I lost most of my cabbage to cabbage worms this year as usual before I discovered Bacillus Thuringiensis or BT. It is a bacteria that only kills caterpillars and does not harm beneficial insects. The...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-22-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By DrPepper
Japanese Beetles provide free food for my chickens!

My fruit trees, grape vines and Japanese maples were infested with Japanese beetles, but I dramatically decreased the population with "Sprectracide Bag-A-Bug" from the local hardware store. It has a...
Forum: Food and water 05-16-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,663
Posted By DrPepper
I have never read the LDS manual and that may be...

I have never read the LDS manual and that may be true. However, storing food in #10 cans is not a "bad" food storage suggestion.



I was not aware that the local LDS stores had closed. However,...
Forum: Food and water 05-15-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,663
Posted By DrPepper
"Any hints at how to seal better?" Yes, use...

"Any hints at how to seal better?"

Yes, use #10 cans. Take a mylar bag into a dark room at night and shine a flashlight inside of it. You will notice tiny holes. You are not sealing wrong--the bag...
Forum: Food and water 05-03-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,484
Posted By DrPepper
That is correct.

That is correct.
Forum: Food and water 05-02-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,484
Posted By DrPepper
I believe that it has all 3.

I believe that it has all 3.
Forum: Food and water 04-30-2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,484
Posted By DrPepper
Thanks for all of the great replies. I placed the...

Thanks for all of the great replies. I placed the same comment as my original post on the YouTube video by simple pump and was amazed that they deleted my comment by the very next day! I was not...
Forum: Food and water 04-29-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,484
Posted By DrPepper
Simple Pump Nightmare

After a lot of research, I decided to spend several thousand dollars on a simple pump to go alongside my electric well pump. Once installed, the simple pump is supposed to hold a column of water and...
Forum: Reviews and questions 03-03-2017, 02:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,942
Posted By DrPepper
I have purchased many flashlights and have been...

I have purchased many flashlights and have been disappointed by most of them. However, my absolute favorite is this one:
...
Forum: Missouri 10-09-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,372
Posted By DrPepper
Ozark Redoubt

James Wesley Rawles has developed the American Redoubt in the Northwestern US that has attracted a lot of survivalists. In the book "Strategic Relocation", Joel Skousen identifies the Ozarks as "the...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 11-04-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,035
Posted By DrPepper
I have RLS and sleep deeply without medications

I have had restless leg syndrome since I was a child. When I was young, I used to get on my elbows and knees, then rock myself to sleep every night to relieve the feeling. Later, I found a solution...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-08-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,833
Posted By DrPepper
A few items to consider: Amazon.com :...

A few items to consider:

Amazon.com : Reliance Controls TCA1006D Panel/Link 100-Amp Utility/60-Amp Generator Transfer Switch For Up To 15000-Watt Generators : Patio, Lawn & Garden
...
Forum: Food and water 06-04-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,834
Posted By DrPepper
Try shining a flashlight in one of your mylar...

Try shining a flashlight in one of your mylar bags in a dark room and notice all the pin holes before you spend a lot of money packing food in a bag full of small holes. I asked a Mormon leader once...
Forum: Food and water 03-15-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 112,682
Posted By DrPepper
I realize that many people here have spent a lot...

I realize that many people here have spent a lot of time and money storing food in 5 gallon buckets with mylar bags and oxygen absorbers. However, a lot of mylar bags have pin holes in them, which is...
Forum: Financial Forum 02-12-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,449
Posted By DrPepper
I had a self-directed IRA with this company for a...

I had a self-directed IRA with this company for a while:

https://www.trustetc.com

I never used it and the fees were adding up so I closed it. Therefore, I do not have enough experience with...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 09-26-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,667
Posted By DrPepper
You will find exactly what you need in a free 26...

You will find exactly what you need in a free 26 minute MP3 recording if you go to:

http://solar1234.com

Page down to:

How to set up, size, configure a solar panel, battery and inverter...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-12-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 32,673
Posted By DrPepper
This site has a lot of useful information. I have...

This site has a lot of useful information. I have not listened to his free podcast yet, but his battery bank podcast is great.

www.radios1234.com
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 01-06-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 128,135
Posted By DrPepper
Thanks for all of the great, detailed information...

Thanks for all of the great, detailed information and links! The timer on high drain items is a great idea. Can you give me an idea of how many of these solar panels are needed per pair of golf-cart...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 01-05-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 128,135
Posted By DrPepper
I am interested in battery banks, generators and...

I am interested in battery banks, generators and solar panels primarily for back-up during power-outages. I understand all of the concepts but am trying to plan an actual system. Since it sounds like...
Forum: Communications 12-22-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,373
Posted By DrPepper
Steve Harris has a lot of useful information...

Steve Harris has a lot of useful information about radios on radios1234.com.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 11-22-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 128,135
Posted By DrPepper
Thanks for your reply. I read that the...

Thanks for your reply.

I read that the charge can be more evenly spread to a battery bank by connecting the red charger cable to the positive terminal of the first battery hooked up in parallel...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 11-19-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 128,135
Posted By DrPepper
Can you please supply links for the wood...

Can you please supply links for the wood gasification generators mentioned? I would also be interested in how well they work from anyone who actually uses one.

Is there a 15-40 amp smart charger...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 12-29-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,625
Posted By DrPepper
Congratulations on your success and thanks for...

Congratulations on your success and thanks for the suggestions! This is the best approach I have found:

Amazon.com: Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight...
Forum: Shotgun Forum 10-25-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 50,097
Posted By DrPepper
The Benelli M1 is no longer made. Any idea if the...

The Benelli M1 is no longer made. Any idea if the Benelli M4 is as good or better? This article suggests that it is very good:

http://wiki.ask.com/Benelli_M4
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 10-22-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,933
Posted By DrPepper
I am thinking of getting an SGL-21 myself and...

I am thinking of getting an SGL-21 myself and understand your excitement. May I ask where you got it and how much it cost? I am trying to decide on the Nato versus Warsaw length stock but have to...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 10-22-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,878
Posted By DrPepper
Is it worth paying extra for a Saiga SGL-21 vs Saiga conversions by other companies?

I am getting close to buying an Arsenal Saiga SGL-21 from KVAR:

http://www.k-var.com/shop/home.php?cat=353

However, I just found this Saiga AK for $350 less:

http://catalog.classicarms.us/
...
Forum: Shotgun Forum 10-22-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 50,097
Posted By DrPepper
Best Semi-Automatic Shotgun

I would like to add a semi-automatic 12 gauge shotgun to my collection. I have always received great advice on this site and would appreciate your opinion as to which one to purchase. I do not have...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 10-09-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,843
Posted By DrPepper
Does buying an AK-47 put you on a special list?

I currently have several registered hand-guns and rifles. Recently, I shot a friend's AK-47 and absolutely loved it. As a result, I am interested in purchasing a Saiga AK-47 but worry that it might...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-22-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,694
Posted By DrPepper
I got this one on Amazon.com, however, I have not...

I got this one on Amazon.com, however, I have not tried it yet. I think it was cheaper when I bought it last year. You just gave me an incentive try it and let you know how it works.

Amazon.com:...
Forum: Financial Forum 04-16-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,825
Posted By DrPepper
http://harveyorgan.blogspot.com/

http://harveyorgan.blogspot.com/
Forum: Financial Forum 02-22-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,708
Posted By DrPepper
Silver dimes and quarters circulated a lot and...

Silver dimes and quarters circulated a lot and many seem very thin from wear. Silver halves, including Franklins, were never used much, so they seem to be generally in better condition with less...
Forum: Financial Forum 02-13-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,424
Posted By DrPepper
I'm staying, but the thought of moving to another...

I'm staying, but the thought of moving to another country has crossed my mind.

This guy has a free daily e-mail and includes information about many different countries to consider moving to. I...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-13-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,486
Posted By DrPepper
Here is one of the first and best videos on...

Here is one of the first and best videos on storing food in mylar that I found. I am sure it is already somewhere else on the site, however, it is worth repeating. If you like it, there is a series...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-13-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,486
Posted By DrPepper
Best Preparedness, Self-sufficiency and Survivalist Videos

There are a lot of fabulous videos on-line to help us all become more self-sufficient and to survive future events. Videos on storing food, growing a garden, composting, saving seeds, canning,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-11-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 96,992
Posted By DrPepper
As expected, several people here correctly...

As expected, several people here correctly diagnosed the problem. Unfortunately, I am not very knowledgeable about motors, so taking apart the carburetor (let alone just finding it), was more than I...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-10-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,473
Posted By DrPepper
Is it necessary to use a desiccant when packing food in mylar with oxygen absorbers?

I have watched several videos on how to store food in mylar with oxygen absorbers. However, someone in another thread also mentioned putting a silica desiccant package in the mylar bag as well to...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 02-07-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 69,572
Posted By DrPepper
Do you have any advice for someone interested in...

Do you have any advice for someone interested in purchasing the same gun? Is there a distributor that you recommend? Thanks.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 02-07-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 69,572
Posted By DrPepper
I have contacted several distributors of AK-47s...

I have contacted several distributors of AK-47s made by Arsenal Inc. They have 3 different lines of Ak-47s including the top-of-the-line SAM7 made in the US:
...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-31-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 96,992
Posted By DrPepper
I bet that is exactly what happened. I always...

I bet that is exactly what happened. I always used to leave gas in the tank for months and never had a problem restarting it on the first pull. This is the first time that I ran it dry and there was...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-31-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 96,992
Posted By DrPepper
I ran it dry before storing it. I put fresh gas...

I ran it dry before storing it. I put fresh gas in it. Thanks for the replies so far!
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-31-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 96,992
Posted By DrPepper
What causes a generator to sputter and backfire?

I decided to power up my Powerboss Honda 7000/10000 generator last night prior to the incoming Midwest winter storm. It started great on full throttle, however, when I pushed in the throttle to run...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 01-30-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 69,572
Posted By DrPepper
Where do you get your Arsenal AKs? There are a...

Where do you get your Arsenal AKs? There are a number of different distributors listed on their website. Does anyone have experience with any of them or do you go through gunbroker.com?
Forum: Financial Forum 01-28-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,025
Posted By DrPepper
If you are not quite ready to cash out your IRA,...

If you are not quite ready to cash out your IRA, buying gold and silver mining stocks is an option to consider.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 01-26-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 69,572
Posted By DrPepper
I am curious where you all get your AK-47s. I...

I am curious where you all get your AK-47s. I live in a fairly large city and many gun shops do not carry them. The few that do mostly have Century which I have read should be avoided. Nobody has...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 01-26-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 69,572
Posted By DrPepper
Why do you prefer 5.45? 7.62 seems more popular.

Why do you prefer 5.45? 7.62 seems more popular.
Forum: Financial Forum 01-26-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,924
Posted By DrPepper
How long have you subscribed to his Trends...

How long have you subscribed to his Trends Journal? I am thinking of subscribing to it. Any other trends he is predicting, other than the obvious rise in gas and food prices? Thanks.
Forum: Financial Forum 01-25-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,272
Posted By DrPepper
We are in the midst of a 10 year gold and silver...

We are in the midst of a 10 year gold and silver bull-market. The low in 6 of those 10 years occurred in January or February. In 9 out of 10 years, the low occurred by May 10. I do not know how low...
Forum: Financial Forum 01-25-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,272
Posted By DrPepper
http://www.kitco.com/reports/template_jimw.htm ...

http://www.kitco.com/reports/template_jimw.htm

A lot of people are talking about strong support around $25. Click on the Silver1 tab at the bottom of the page. However, the only thing for certain...
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