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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Wild persimmons (AKA American persimmon) are getting ripe here in Southeast Texas. Here on the farm there is an old persimmon tree that has been talked about in my videos for several months, and it is dropping its ripe persimmons. The American Persimmon is native to North America, grows wild...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    For those of you going back and forth to the lake on Labor day, please do everyone a favor and secure stuff in the back of the truck and on the boat. Went to Jasper, Texas today (September 3rd, 2018) and there was an ice chest in the middle of the road. Would have taken just a few seconds to...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    At the back of the farm is a small cabin that close friends and family members use from time to time. For example, my nephew came up and spend a couple of days at the cabin. He did not know how to turn the water well on. Did not know how to trouble shoot water well problems. Was unsure of...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This is posted in the Disaster Preparedness General Discussion because this article is for people who may flee to the countryside, or who bug out to the wilderness. Let's say there is some kind of event, such as a new plague and there is a replay of the Black Death. Someone happens upon a farm...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Can a vehicle be used to solar dehydrate peppers and tomatoes? Saw this on an episode of Doomsday preppers, or something like that, so I decided to give it a try. A tray off of an electric dehydrator was used to hold the food, and a meat thermometer was used to measure the air temperature...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Let's take a few minutes and talking about stockpiling seeds for a doomsday event. for people who are new to stockpiling seeds, I am going to keep this real simple. Heirloom / open pollinated - Bear true to form. Meaning, if the seeds are saved and planted, the resulting plant will be just...
  7. Boating and Fishing
    We could easily say something like boat tool box, but this includes more than just tools.. I put together a boat survival kit for my river boat which has a 30 hp Evinrude motor on it. The kit includes stuff like: Extra fuel tank fittings Hose clamps Wrench Pliers Screw drivers Couple of...
  8. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Awhile back I bought a military surplus patrol pack. Shortly after buying the patrol pack I posted a first impressions video. Now I am posting a follow up review video. when I made the patrol pack follow up review video I did not realize I have had the pack for over a year. So over the...
  9. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    While fishing on the Angelina River near Jasper, Texas, I stopped at a camping site on the Angelina River to eat lunch. The site had various items of trash all over it - everything from broken glass to plastic bottles. These are remote camping sites only accessible by boat. So it's not like a...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Was scrolling through my Facebook feed when an ad came up for a prepping facebook page. The ad was something along the lines of "Best prepping website on the Internet." We all know SurvivalistBoards is the best prepping / survivalist site on the internet. Besides that, I thought sure, I will...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    The garden got off to a late start this year. In March we received so much rain the seeds rotted in the ground. It seemed like every couple of days we were getting a cold front. 2018 was the first year I had ever seen potatoes rot in the ground. All of this means the 2018 garden is running a...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This is a review of the JETBeam KO-01 flashlight. This is a hefty feeling light that uses a single 18650 battery. First impressions were good. Lumens: Turbo 1 - 1,080 Turbo 2 - 960 High - 240 Mid - 75 Low - 1 Double click the on/off switch and it will activate the strobe. While in...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    There is a cabin at the back of the farm which has various fruit trees growing around it. The nice thing, two of the three types are native wild trees. Wild plums Wild persimmon tree There are several other persimmon trees nearby, but only one was talked about in the videos. Most of the...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The Olight i1R EOS keychain flashlight is an ideal everyday carry flashlight - at least to me anyway. What I liked about the Olight i1R EOS flashlight: USB rechargeable Simple on / off with two brightness settings Weighs less than 1/2 ounce What I did not like about the Olight i1R EOS...
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    A couple of weeks ago I saw a rat in the chicken house. Since then I have been trying to trap it, but it keeps getting out of the live traps. Next logical thing to do? Let nature take its course. Few days ago I saw a rat snake (chicken snake) in the chicken house. It was between the pallets...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    There is a question in another part of the forum asking about survival books. Since the question is posted in the wilderness survival section of the forum, I guess the question was about wilderness survival books. Rather than addressing just wilderness survival books, let’s talk about survival...
  17. General Discussion
    The other day a buddy called and asked if I wanted to bring my barbecue pit to a get-together he was planning. The event will span two days and have around 100 people in attendance. It had been awhile since I had got to use the barbecue pit to cook for a bunch of people, so of course I said...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Olight contacted me through YouTube and asked if I would like to do a review on one of their lights, of course I said yes. So they sent me the Olight M2R Warrior Flashlight. Overall, I liked this design and brightness settings. However, I wish the on/off button behind the bezel was easier to...
  19. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I decided to go ahead and replant the 2018 spring garden. Something is wrong where I planted the first garden, as nothing is growing. I suspect the soil is too alkaline, but I need a soil test to prove/disprove the theory. Other threads on this topic: Transplanting pepper plants? I think I...
  20. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Let’s take a few minutes and talk about camping near bogs, bayous, and sloughs. From the early 1980s until the late 1990s, I primarily camped around the bogs, bayous and sloughs in Southeast Texas. Sometimes my buddies and I would hike to the camp location, sometimes we would take a boat. We...
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