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This is really good stuff! Tastes good and is healthy. We have it in our meals almost daily.

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
Posted: January 25, 2015, 9:22 pm
icoe.Many of you monkeys know me, many know of me. A select few know who I am.

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
Posted: January 25, 2015, 9:02 pm
A few of mine and some from the web...

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
Posted: January 25, 2015, 8:57 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: January 25, 2015, 8:36 pm
Just ordered a 4 corner suspension set for the 0ld Mil Jeep. Time to start so as to be finished by winter.

Any other "Jeep Heads" on the monkey tree?

Complete Suspension Overhaul Kit
Fits 50-52 M38

Complete Suspension...

Jeep Rebuild Started
Posted: January 25, 2015, 8:32 pm
Tangential Question: Should you go to a shooting range if you have PTSD?

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
Posted: January 25, 2015, 8:18 pm
Aloha Monkeys,

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
Posted: January 25, 2015, 7:40 pm
Took my teen age daughter to see American Sniper this afternoon. Hesitated strongly about doing that as the movie is rated R and she is 15. We talked about the violence and language while I was deciding. She really wanted to go and I was unable to counter her argument, "Dad, I ride a public school bus, there will be nothing in that movie I don't hear every morning riding to school." Dang, she is learning the strategies of debate. I couldn't top that.

She very much liked that movie and...

Sheep dogs
Posted: January 25, 2015, 7:35 pm
Okay! So after many requests for a sequel to Alea Jacta Est, I've finally started putting words to...I was going to say paper, but I guess the screen is more accurate. Anyway, here's chapter one of the sequel...I don't really have a working title right now. So I'm just calling it "The Sequel" until a name comes to me. :D Thanks very much everyone for all the encouragement to pick up the story of Erik...

Alea Jacta Est: The Sequel
Posted: January 25, 2015, 7:12 pm
C1.JPGC2.JPGC3.JPGC4.JPGC5.JPGC6.JPGC8.JPG Well I've seen tons of letter openers and knives with twisted handles...
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)
Posted: January 25, 2015, 6:11 pm
Hi, everyone

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.

In addition,...

Never Surrender (The Empire's Corps 10)
Posted: January 25, 2015, 5:54 pm
Post your favorite Motivational Posters here.

Posted: January 25, 2015, 3:30 pm

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
Posted: January 25, 2015, 3:15 pm
GHILLIE: The Making of Perfect Concealment

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
Posted: January 25, 2015, 2:14 pm
Recently went through an old survival tin. I knew what was in it, but dug out the old trusty Arc AAA Premium to play with.

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
Posted: January 25, 2015, 11:44 am
he he

Posted: January 25, 2015, 5:35 am
I was vaccinated against Small Pox, Polio and the DPT combo when was young along with pneumovax , Meningitis, Hep A, Small Pox booster, Yellow Fever, Malaria and probably some other things in my papers from back then as required when I went overseas I got my immunity from measles the old fashion way from getting it before there was a vaccine.

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
Posted: January 25, 2015, 3:42 am
Hey just getting serious on prepareing for hard times,i have a well for water need ideas on best way toget water with out power,thanks.
Posted: January 25, 2015, 3:30 am
With the ascendency of multi-tools the classic Swiss army knives may have lost some of there appeal.
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?
Posted: January 25, 2015, 1:59 am
I was in a gun store today ... {mind you i dont know very much about guns at all } So I got to talking about the AR15 and he was talking about how people start decking these guns out with all the lights and other things {i had no clue what he was talking about }.. .And at the end of the day that thing starts weighin about a million pounds ... He said try walking with that for a full day!

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.
Posted: January 25, 2015, 1:50 am
When you walk out that door for your morning/evening exercise, the walk to the bus stop.... or just the casual walk around the neighborhood, how have you prepared for the chance encounter of a bad guy? Have you taken any of the following to better prepare your chances: self defense courses of any kind; are you alone or take a partner; do you have a weapon such as a can of mace, a tazer or other means to defend yourself from those that wish to do you harm. Do you have a means of...

A Lesson In Personal Security
Posted: January 25, 2015, 1:03 am
I am creating this thread as a place to consolidate all the prayer requests in one forum. If you have a need, a friend or relative who is sick, or any type of prayer request post it in here. Those of us who believe in the power of prayer will come here and check for new requests and offer our prayer support.
Posted: January 25, 2015, 12:46 am
Hi guys , Over at we have been having a .22 penetration test thread going on for some 6 months. Jugs of water, boards, ballistic gel and more.

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
Posted: January 24, 2015, 11:09 pm
Personally I'm not a big fan of the default Gnome desktop under any distribution of Linux. I am, for better or worse, used to a "Windows" type layout...start button, open apps along the bottom, etc. So I run Cinnamon.

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)
Posted: January 24, 2015, 10:41 pm
I am not going to give 100's of examples but I am going to ask that people share ideas, give 100's of examples. Let's pretend there are no guns. Fellow monkey @ditch witch wrote-
Look around the room you are in, do you see something that you could use as a weapon?

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
Posted: January 24, 2015, 6:17 pm
A forum isn't complete without a listening thread. I'll start.

D-A-D - Jihad
Posted: January 24, 2015, 4:25 pm
Much has happened in the arena of marriage equality judicial review, since the time I posted The dominos keep on teetering and toplling | Survival Monkey Forums back in April last year.

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
Posted: January 24, 2015, 3:17 pm
Okay guys give it to me straight. How do I produce veggies for 12 months in Michigan? Building a greenhouse now and planning on growing staple foods like Tomatoes, Potatoes, squash, Green beans and sugar beets. How do you cross pollinate plants in an enclosed greenhouse? If you want to produce fresh veggies 12 months a year how does one go about this? Keep bees in the green house? are there veggie plants that do not require pollination? I need answers here . Thank you all in advance. KF
Posted: January 24, 2015, 11:31 am
So after looking at the computer for a while, I got up, walked around, had a big cup of water, and busted out a bushcraft knife.

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.

Posted: January 24, 2015, 7:28 am
Yard Dart submitted a new resource:

Greenhouse Tomato Production - Article discusses how to provide the proper greenhouse environment for tomato's.

Greenhouse Tomato Production
Posted: January 24, 2015, 7:05 am

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