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Two things all gun nuts like to do...
Brag about our favorite toys...
Bitch about those things that disappointed us...

So here's your chance to tell us about the weapon that makes you cringe whenever you hear the name...

For me it was this Intratec TEC-9
I did like the look of it but guess what... in two handed shooting your forced to grip the mag... which will either pop out of the gun after a few shoots or if your not careful, will set too deep in the well... blocking the bolt and...

What's the worst gun you ever owned
Posted: October 31, 2014, 6:59 am
A fun survey considering Halloween is upon us....... try this out and post your results.

How Long Would You Last In A Horror Movie? |

88 minutes..... Lone Survivor ;)
Posted: October 31, 2014, 5:16 am
Post your favorite Motivational Posters here.

Posted: October 31, 2014, 3:59 am
This is a fantastic list. How many of these 121 skills do you have? I am only posting the first 50 for now. If you go to the link- the site I borrowed this from the ones in blue if you click will take you to an article on how to learn the skill.
121 Homesteading Skills for the Modern Day Homesteader

1. Canning all your garden...

121 Homesteading Skills for the Modern Day Homesteader
Posted: October 31, 2014, 3:21 am
I have been listening to shortwave radio for years now and now want to get my tech license. I should be ready for the test by december. Currently i own vertex vx-150 transceiver, a icon rc-7000 both of which i have never used. The icom came with both an antenna and a baum. I also have a couple of grundigs that i use with wire antennas that clip onto the telescopic one that comes with the radio. However neither one has SSB. I want to get a 10m transceiver for my truck. So here is my question, i...

New to ham radio
Posted: October 31, 2014, 3:01 am
A Concealed Carry permit has not been a major priority for me we still have open carry.
My area is relatively safe, a murder every five years or so but as more folks not born in this area move in the heroin and other dope are becoming a problem along with of course burglaries other associated crime.

So I went to the 4 hour course and applied.
The permit arrived Today we have a second amendment friendly Ag and the price actually went down $10. I mailed the application last Friday with the...

Concealed Carry permit arrived today
Posted: October 31, 2014, 2:54 am
This is fairly interesting. Did you know that somewhere around 9% of our DNA has been put there by viri over the last 40 or 50k years. (See article here) Makes you wonder about why we're so destructive.

Backstory over simplified: every time a virus infects your body, it injects it's DNA into the human genome. These get passed along and add up over time.

Mostly, you see this genetic hi-jacking reveal itself...

A virus in lakes makes you dumb
Posted: October 31, 2014, 2:24 am

I fueled up this morning in Seattle and paid $3.99 a gallon for Regular........ and we all know the prices will all crank up even more with the summer travel season starting.
Curious thing how when lib's are in control, they do not want to talk about the high fuel prices we are paying for gas. But the moment the repub's are in office they scream and moan about the prices...

Fuel Cost Today
Posted: October 31, 2014, 2:17 am
I wanted to see if fellow Monkeys could share there favorite quotes on interrelated topics such as Liberty-Freedom, the Constitution - Bill of Rights, Unalienable Rights, the Second Amendment, Patriotism, Survivalism-Prepping, Economics, etc. The "status updates" Tweets on our Profile Page are limited to 140 characters which doesn't allow for much profundity.

So, here are a few of my favorites:

"But if someone has a gun and is trying to kill you... it would be reasonable to shoot back with...

Quotes on Liberty, Constitution, Bill of Rights, 2nd Amendment, Self-Reliance, This Day in History
Posted: October 31, 2014, 1:54 am
4 Simple Steps to Grow a Hundred Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel | greenUPGRADER

Nice recipe for bleach alternative too. I'm going to mix up some of this stuff and see how it works. I'm hoping it's not sticky.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 12:22 am
Posted: October 31, 2014, 12:14 am
There may be times when you may want an insulated water bottle to keep liquids hot or cold.

I am loving my Zohirushi bottles. We have two. One is a sippy one that my wife has and mine is a more thermos like one. They both hold 17 ounces.

Here's the sippy


And the pour one


Those are stock photos.

I prefer the pour type. I wouldn't use the sippy one while driving anyway. Those bottles keep liquid hot for a long time. After...

Hot/Cold Water Bottle
Posted: October 30, 2014, 9:28 pm
The first chapter of a book I'm working on.

"Should I start from the front, or the back?" I asked myself. Pondering the mechanics for a moment, I made up my mind. I rolled the corpse over, face down, pulled my bowie from it's sheath on my belt, put the point between two cervical vertebra and proceeded to remove the head from the body.

"What in the Hell are you DOING!" Frank yelled at me.
"I'm cutting the head off this corpse, as you can plainly see"
"What the f**k for, have you lost your...

The Unwelcome Sign
Posted: October 30, 2014, 9:16 pm
I was just looking at traffic logs and was amazed to still see 'dial up' in the chart. What do you use to connect?

Posted: October 30, 2014, 4:41 pm
I'm currently in the US, in MA Boston area and was hoping to pick up some mylar bags here, since i'm not able to get them in Germany, at least not at a reasonable price. Does anyone know of a local store in this area here where i could buy them.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 4:33 pm
The Word Association Game: I'll start by posting one word. You read the post and then think of a word that comes to mind when reading the previous one. Are you ready to play?

Posted: October 30, 2014, 4:19 pm
November '14 topic is-
Getting ready for winter.

Things to think about-
Heat - Backup for the primary source of heat? Wood harvesting, where and how?
Food -What's in your pantry, what more do you need to store? Meds?
Water - Storage in liquid or ice form?
Outdoor safety - Equipment and clothing you have or need/want? What do you take along for walkabout?

You southern and island folks don't have the same levels of concern, but you still have to consider the climate....

Survival TOTM for November '14
Posted: October 30, 2014, 4:16 pm
I see there are a few riders here now, so here's a place for motorcycle related stuff, like pix, tricks, useful tips for getting out of town in case of SHTF, whatever twists your grip. Here's mine, 04 Triumph Sprint ST. GenMar risers, throttlemeister, and a battery tender, other than that, box stock.

If we get enough interest, we'll set this up as a forum. For now, it's just a sticky for a month or so to guage interest.

I should add, I paid too much for her. I can go extra legal in any...

The m/c shop
Posted: October 30, 2014, 4:05 pm
No reviews yet. Just got these goodies.

First up, the Emberlit Fireant. Thinking of replacing my canteen stove with this little bad boy.


And the Fenix E99 Ti. Don't need another flashlight. Ooh, better watch my mouth.

Posted: October 30, 2014, 3:12 pm
Hi, everyone.

This book – The Best Laid Plans – is the third book in the Bookworm series, following Bookworm and The Very Ugly Duckling. This novel will probably make next to no sense unless you’ve read the first two, but just in case I’m wrong ...

In Book One, Elaine (a meek library assistant) ran afoul of a spell that decanted the acuminated knowledge of the Great Library into her head, making her the Bookworm ... and the target of a very old plot, spearheaded by the enigmatic Witch-King....

Bookworm III - The Best Laid Plans
Posted: October 30, 2014, 2:00 pm
Official military definitions:
1. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff OPREP-3 (Operational Event/Incident Report) reporting flag word used in the United States National Command Authority structure.
2. Denotes an incident of interest to the Major Commands, Department of Defense and National Command Authority, in that it: (a) generates a higher level of military action; (b) causes a national reaction; (c) affects international...

Posted: October 30, 2014, 1:52 am
Posted: October 30, 2014, 1:52 am
We know that the spectrum is pretty wide, and it would take an unreal stroke of luck to find a frequency with a Monkey on the air when/if the SHTF. Methinks that to make life simpler in a potentially stressful situation, it might be a good idea to set up a list of frequencies that we can all agree as a place to start comms in the event, whatever the event may be.

For now, I'm limited by antenna to 40, 20, 15, 10 and 6 meter bands. (Along with 1.25M and of course, 2M and 70cm on the h/t.)...

Monkey Ham Contact Freqs
Posted: October 30, 2014, 1:23 am
As our busy lives tend to consume us, many of us never have time or make time for hobbies. But I know before becoming a professional Mom and employee there were things that I enjoyed and did. I liked sewing. Different stiches, mending and making things from pot holders to quilts. When making something you do not have to go to the local fabric store to get your material. Scraps of clothing and items, sheets, old blankets- if it is material most certainly it has a second use.

Repairing and...

Preparedness Hobbies and Handcrafts for post TEOTWAWKI living and trading
Posted: October 30, 2014, 12:49 am
Last week was Nuclear stuff. 2 more MSA Millenium gas masks, 4 cases of Tyvek coveralls with booties, 2 cases of 20 NBC filters, and 4 CB camelbak bladders in CB "Gobags" for the family to hold under the bed

This week 8/5/06

I picked up 10 bales of TP. 30 'double' rolls a bail @ $.49 each

Also grabbed 10 bags (18 lb) of Cat food

Whatcha putting away?
Posted: October 29, 2014, 10:45 pm
(Not sure if this is the right place to put it – mods, please move this thread if it isn’t.)

I’ve got a collection of Jerry Ahern ‘Survivalist’ ( novels to dispose of. If anyone is interested in taking them, please drop me a PM (and post a note in this thread.)

Vols. 1-4, 6-17, 19.

Books are in reasonably good condition; clearly used, but readable and suchlike. I’d probably rate...

Jerry Ahern - Survivalist. Free to a good home.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 10:02 pm
This story chronicles my return to the mountains of Wyoming, since 2012 I’ve been granted a small section of land and intent to build it up into a holiday home / hunting cabin / Summer / Winter Retreat.

Next-door is the legendary Mountain Man Mike who is busy completing his cabin, I’ll help him and he’ll help me but it’ll still be one heck of a challenge.

There are three major factors: It’s at 9.500 feet...

Mountain Cabin Adventure - A new Saga Begins...
Posted: October 29, 2014, 9:50 pm
First rifle I ever shot was a 30-30 Winchester saddle gun made in 1902. Thought I was going to die since I didn't have a clue how to shoot any gun and nobody thought to explain it to me.

First rifle I owned on my very own was a badly sporterized No 4 Mk I Enfield (which believe it or not I still own). If I ever figure out the rail on it I'll scope it and actually hit a target with it :lol:

Now I own a few more rifles, mostly bolt rifles with a few semi-autos like an AK, SKS's and a...

What's your favorite rifle
Posted: October 29, 2014, 9:04 pm
Post a picture of your choice.

One a day
Must be taken by you.
Any subject matter you want.
I'll start
my Favorite fishing spot.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 3:59 pm
I leave it to you! [shakehead]

Dow Chemical and Monsanto Are At It Again as EPA and USDA Approve "Agent Orange" Crops
Posted: 10/27/2014 5:32 pm EDT Updated: 1 hour ago

  • In a long overdue effort, the U.S. is currently spending millions of dollars to help the Vietnamese clean up the tragic legacy of our use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. The effort to...

Agent Orange Approved for Crop's?/ WTH
Posted: October 29, 2014, 2:46 am

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