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D-A-D - Jihad
Posted: July 25, 2014, 7:50 pm
I finally figured out what we have been doing wrong! I've heard that many folks make the mistake of constructing their tinfoil hats out of aluminum foil, since tin sheet is not something normally found at the local hardware stores. For the same thickness aluminum is less dense and not nearly as effective as tin, something to keep in mind, maybe a sheet of lead hat would be best?
Posted: July 25, 2014, 7:22 pm
Fire Evacuation Preparation
Posted: July 25, 2014, 6:29 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: July 25, 2014, 6:24 pm
The Thin Blue Line is Book 9 of The Empire’s Corps series. Unlike the previous odd-numbered books, it is a more-or-less direct continuation of When The Bough Breaks, Book III in the series. You can download a free sample from my site (The Chrishanger) and then purchase the complete version from Amazon. Or I give free copies in exchange for comments on the current story.
As always, pointing out spell-checking, plot...

The Thin Blue Line (The Empire's Corps 9)
Posted: July 25, 2014, 6:15 pm
My granddaughter Stella Evangeline passed away yesterday evening after an emergency surgery to deliver her by c section.

She suffered with a 1014cc tumor that was growing off her tail bone, I don't know the technical name of this condition, But I'm told it occurs in one and 40,000 children

At present my son and daughter-in-law are at the Children's hospital in Philly, She is fighting an infection.

My goal is to get them back to Louisiana as soon as possibly.

As a man this leaves you some...

My Granddaughter Stella Evangeline Has Passed.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 4:45 pm
Kudos to Judges Posner, Easterbrook and Williams of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeal for their decision in breaking the virtual monopoly that the religious clerics of some faiths have in solemnising marriages in Indiana. (certain appointed and elected government officials being the only allowable alternative).


Indiana Citizens will soon no longer be limited to clerics or govt officials as marriage celebrants.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 3:12 pm
n June 1936 Max Hahn and his wife Emma were on a walk beside a waterfall near to London, Texas, when they noticed a rock with wood protruding from its core. They decided to take the oddity home and later cracked it open with a hammer and a chisel. What they found within shocked the archaeological and scientific community. Embedded in the rock was what appeared to be some type of ancient man made hammer.

A team of archaeologists analysed and dated it. The rock encasing the hammer was dated to...

Everything We Have Been Taught About Our Origins Is A Lie
Posted: July 25, 2014, 1:59 pm
I am planning to pick up some additional bulk 30-round magazines and I am finally looking at changing from the traditional aluminum body type to the PMAG if there is a positive benefit. I know they have been on the market for some time and have been used in the mil service. I have not used the PMAG's more than a couple of times when using associates weapon's, but liked them and they seemed to perform well. During my military period we used nothing but the aluminum bodied magazines and never...

PMAG Polymer Magazines
Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:20 am
Here is a link to a webpage demonstrating how to DIY construct a usable kayak from pretty basic materials. The claim is that with the necessary materials that the kayak can be built in about 4hrs.



Via Four-Hour Kayak Boat Instruction Kit...

Improvised bugout kayak
Posted: July 25, 2014, 5:34 am
Aloha Monkeys,

Big family reunion with family from all over the mainland and Japan coming for the last two weeks... phew... super busy with folks...

Nephews and Nieces wanted to spend time in my shop and had a chance to teach them all how to make fire with steel and flint, do some forging, mig and stick welding and make some hatchets and knives with curly koa handles to take home....

Also taught some Uncles, Aunties and other families as well as some very young cousins how to make fire and...

Knife and hatchet making with my 19 yo Nephew
Posted: July 25, 2014, 4:46 am
A couple of interesting reads. They may be a bit long but certainly worth the time you will spend in the reading. In my mind, it doesn't matter weather the individuals on the receiving end of our tax dollars are Palestinians, Israeli, ISIS, Swiss, or Bostonians, this is not how I want my tax dollars spent?

Cash for Killers: US Funding Palestinian Terrorists? - Inside Israel - CBN...

Palestinian Authority pays terrorists with US Tax dollars
Posted: July 25, 2014, 3:33 am
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...

Alea Jacta Est: The Sequel
Posted: July 25, 2014, 3:30 am
Aloha Monkeys,

Been "uber" busy with a a big family reunion... but alas... all great things must come to an end and the last Sister left today :(

Anyway... found this looking for a book for one of the nieces...

Bought this a couple years ago fully loaded ( for what I needed it to do... I chose this over a go pro) and just never used it... so it sat on a shelf in my room... Never used or loaded...

I know lots of folks like the go pro but for certain reasons I like this platform much...

Posted: July 25, 2014, 3:01 am
I've been following the stories on Drudge Report. There's three today, last couple of weeks there was only one or two new ones per week. This is the nastiest and scariest bug I've ever seen. The disease has jumped borders into at least three countries and considering the lack of infrastructure there may be many, many more active cases of Ebola than the media is telling us.

The death toll reported has varied from 200 to over 600+ depending on the source, now...

Anybody monitoring the Ebola outbreak ?
Posted: July 25, 2014, 2:23 am
Took the plunge, passed the background checks, something as a foreign national is no mean feat let me tell you and am now in the sidearm zone [​IMG]

The pistol in question is the fabled CZ -75, this one is a...

My Sidearm Choice - The CZ 75 - The Answer You've Been Looking For...
Posted: July 25, 2014, 2:02 am
interesting concept... can be used to heat your BOL with an eighth of then wood...

rocket stove mass heater

rocket stove and butt warmer (alternative energy forum at permies)
Posted: July 24, 2014, 11:15 pm
My son made a small water filter using, From bottom to top, 2" layer of large gravel, 2" layer of Small pea gravel, 2" layer of activated Charcoal for aquarium filter, and the top is a 6 " layer of sand, all place inside a 1 gallon Iced Tea jar that has a flow valve in the bottom.
After cleaning everything thoroughly we ran water through it until the water coming out was completely clear.
He's afraid to drink the water now until he has it tested.
Any advice?
Does it have to sit for a while...

Sand Water Purifier
Posted: July 24, 2014, 10:41 pm
Surviving a flood or earthquake or tornado (or a similar time-limited event) is much different, I would think, than getting past a Zimbabwe level hyperinflation, increasingly tyrannical government, or another Great Depression. The consequences of any of these latter three examples could conceivably bump along for decades and because they affect the entire nation and the damage overcomes the reserves. Friends in other parts of the country won’t be able to help as they are being similarly...

What are you preparing for? What if something else happens?
Posted: July 24, 2014, 10:28 pm
Take a butchered rabbit a big or small as you want, Season it to your taste.
Place it in a baking pan facing down,
Cover it with tin foil, Turn oven to 225*, place rabbit in the oven for 3 hours,
Remove and turn over on its back, recover, place back in the oven for an additional hour
Its ready!!!!

Take a Rabbit and debone it,
This guys incredibly good at it,...

Awesome Recipe For Rabbit
Posted: July 24, 2014, 10:14 pm

July 23, 2014: If an asteroid big enough to knock modern civilization back to the 18th century appeared out of deep space and buzzed the Earth-Moon system, the near-miss would be instant worldwide headline news.

Two years ago, Earth experienced a close shave just as perilous, but most newspapers didn't mention it. The "impactor" was an extreme solar storm, the most powerful in as much as 150+ years.

"If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces," says...

Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012
Posted: July 24, 2014, 7:56 pm

Skynet is alive and well.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 7:14 pm
This year we started a church garden to supplement food resources to our Storehouse. The Storehouse is our community outreach food bank that our church has on site. This is a co-op group of several community churches effort to provide food for the poor, homeless and others in time of need. The garden project will provide fresh fruits and vegetables in addition to everything else we collect for distribution.

We have planted a lot of varieties of vegetables and fruit bearing types of trees....

Church Garden Project- 2014
Posted: July 24, 2014, 6:29 pm
Well add me to the club.

I started Sept 1st and as of today I have lost 50lbs.

Quig's Primal Journey
Posted: July 24, 2014, 5:28 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: July 24, 2014, 5:20 pm
I've been toying with the idea of going primal for a while. What's held me back wasn't the idea of abandoning pasta or bread or sugar. I never really eat any of that anyway. Sodas are a rare, once a month thing and I don't do processed foods. No sugar pop cereal, no frozen lasagna, no pizza. Ok, macNcheese but that's once or twice a month.

It was the idea of adding fruit and veggies to the diet. I told someone the other day, Yard Dart I think, that I'm 100% carnivore. Gimme the steak, you can...

DW's primal journal
Posted: July 24, 2014, 4:42 pm
Well I started my journey with the Primal Blueprint January 1...thought I would tie my lifestyle change with the new year to have a good date to mark the start.... not really as a new year resolution per se...those get broken. I picked up three of the books to read up on over the Christmas holiday and on New Years day I kicked it off. The wife joined me on the plan which was easier for her since she seems to be the diet master.... very helpful in keeping me straight on the plan. :)...

Yard Dart's Primal Journey
Posted: July 24, 2014, 4:25 pm
The CROOKED KNIFE is a one-handed draw knife and was an invention of the woodland Native-Americans who were canoe, sled, and snowshoe builders. Because it is most often associated with carving the wooden ribs and other parts for canoes, it is sometimes called a “canoe knife.” Among the several nations of the Abenaqui (Abenaki), who were the predominant Algonquian people of New England, New Brunswick and the Canadian Maritimes, the crooked knife is called the bikahtagenigan...

Mocotaugan/Crooked knife.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 12:49 pm
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Posted: July 24, 2014, 12:48 pm
Yet another Gulf Coast oil play may have the potential to yield millions of barrels of high quality crude oil… but don’t look for it in Alabama.
The Tuscaloosa Marine Shale holds an estimated 7 to 9 million barrels of light sweet crude spanning across a large slice of mid-Louisiana and extends into counties in southwest Mississippi. LSU research says the TMS is deposited in a marine environment that existed across the Gulf Coast region approximately 90 million years ago. So why is it...

Good news on the domestic oil front
Posted: July 24, 2014, 12:24 pm

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