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We roast a bunch at a time and keep em in the fridge. They are sliced and eaten as a starch, diced and sprinkled on salads, seared with a torch, and my favorite... Roasted on a kiawe wood bed of coals at camp. The fire seems to bring out the sugars and with the smoky flavor, it just tastes great. We wipe them out at camp.
This morning, I made a little bit to add as starch to our...
Okinawan Sweet Potato
I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself: My name is Don Pontious and I am the author of Some Helpful Tips for Prepping and Some Helpful Tips For Bug Out Bags. I am also the host for the Talk Radio show for preppers, and about things related to prepping: In Case Of Emergency.
For many reasons, one of which was OPSEC considerations, I did not reveal...
In Case Of Emergency Radio Show
1. When camping or just in a SHTF situation where there is no electricity, a standard headlamp strapped to a 1 gallon plastic milk jug filled with water can light an entire room or tent.
2. You can use AAA batteries in electronics that call for AA batteries by filling the gaps with folded up aluminum foil. the operate time won’t be as long as with AA's but, it could get you by in a pinch.
3. A space blanket (one with an aluminum reflective...
Tweaks and Tricks That Could Save Your Life
One a day
Must be taken by you.
Any subject matter you want.
my Favorite fishing spot.
Any other "Jeep Heads" on the monkey tree?
Complete Suspension Overhaul Kit
Fits 50-52 M38
Jeep Rebuild Started
Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was killed in Texas today. No real details have been given except he and one other person were killed and a suspect was taking into custody. Chris Kyle had the most confirmed kills of any sniper with 150+ kills. He will be missed.
Kyle was shot point-blank while helping another soldier who was recovering from post traumatic stress syndrome, officials said. The murders happened at a...
Chris Kyle killed
I reckon this is where I will put all my "Fun and Stuff" from now on... and all the wild, weird and wonderful ideas, requests and challenges I get from my fellow Monkeys... Hope that works for everyone
I'm an old fart and get bored easily... so I often have more than a couple things going on in my head and my shop at the same time... wonder how many of you are the same way
So here's the first "Stuff"... Had this in the back of my mind for years and years.......
Bear "Fun", "Jungle" Tools, Ideas and Special / Member Projects
She very much liked that movie and...
Alea Jacta Est: The Sequel
Saw this while reading my ABANA (Artist Blacksmith Association of North America) subscription... and remembered seeing it in the past...
So I figured I'd "fire up" the forge and try it...
Hope you enjoy it... got some other...
Something different from a Railroad Spike :0)
Good news first - Eric Jalil Nuttall was born on the 23rd December, 2014, so I took a few weeks of break before going back to writing.
Never Surrender is Book 10 of The Empire’s Corps, picking up directly after Retreat Hell (Book 8). It’s a mainstream book, but you will probably need to have read Reality Check too, as it ties in with the characters I left in that book.
As always, comments, critical remarks, suggestions and encouragements are warmly welcomed.
Never Surrender (The Empire's Corps 10)
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...
Fuel Cost Today
HOW TO MAKE A GHILLIE SUIT / Home Made Camouflage
This is an on-going project I have happening lately. I applied quite a bit of research and personal training along with military knowledge to arrive at this point. Some of these techniques are standard, while a few might be a little less known. Additionally, bear in mind I also implemented a few ideas of my own. If you...
GHILLIE - The Home Made Camouflage
Far from the brightest light and it doesn't throw very far. But it has got to be the most rugged light I own.
As you can tell by the name, it is powered by one AAA battery. In fact, it is barely bigger than the battery itself. It gives a nice floody 10 lumens or so. And will go at least five hours before hitting 50% brightness. And even then, it will go...
Blast from the past
They are saying that those that are getting it have not been vaccinated. There is a raging debate over vaccinations but they have never caused any...
Measles Outbreak on the west coast
I still have 4 Victorinox Officers knives and they are still in my BOB's and truck kits..
A relic or still a useful tool?
So anyway what im saying is we all talk about keeping our BOB bag a weight we can handle and manage on...
This is something to think about! AR-15 accessories and added weight.
A Lesson In Personal Security
Today I did a test on a mature White Tail doe head. This deer was approx. 5.5 years old and had a dressed weight of 141 pounds. She was a huge Doe. I killed her this morning with my Crossbow and decided this was the right head to test the penetration of an average .22 Long rifle cartridge. I did the test at 30 yards because I feel...
.22 Cal. penetration test on fresh deer skull
Upgrading from Fedora 20 to Fedora 21 is a little time consuming but for me was VERY straight forward, even using the Cinnamon "spin". The process below (specifically the command with "nonproduct") will work with any non-default, non-gnome desktop spin of Fedora....
Fedora 21 (Cinnamon)
Look around your kitchen, anything there? I see a cast iron fry pan that could be used in...
Weapons from the basic things around you
D-A-D - Jihad
36 US States have now achieved marriage equality for same sex, and opposite sex couples, while several States now have appeals...
The Marriage Equality Juggernaut just keeps rolling on
Just a few minutes doing something different can clear your head and give you a reset.
Carved a few small curls using just the tip.
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