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On Tuesdays, I keep my body heaters going all day. Start it up around 9am when I teach my first two tai chi classes. Then a lunch break and then my two hour class.

My triple heaters are engaged all day and I am perspiring all day.

Went with Korean between tai chi today. Partly because the wifee and I watched a really good Korean movie last night. The Masquerade was very well done.

Posted: December 20, 2014, 7:06 am
I just read about a very tragic case of a father and two young sons dying from hypothermia. The day began warm enough for a day hike, 60F but, ended in avaoidable tragedy when the weather turned. Illinois father and two sons freeze to death during hike| Reuters
This wasn't fall in the Rocky's, it was Illinoise.
All I could think, besides the tragedy of the situation, was, a few ounces of gear...

Be prepared ...ALWAYS
Posted: December 20, 2014, 4:08 am
Hate to admit this, but I'm starting to run low on powder for my .45acp and 9mm. I've used the above for ever, but all things end. What are ya'll using nowadays? I mainly shoot 185-200gn in the .45 and 115-147gn in the 9mm. TIA.
Posted: December 20, 2014, 2:18 am
Post your favorite Motivational Posters here.

Posted: December 20, 2014, 1:21 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: December 20, 2014, 12:48 am
Mr. & Mrs. Grey - Chapter 1
Emma Grey held a soiled, torn and rank smelling jacket for her husband Phil while he tied his shoes. They kept his “outside clothes” in a trash bag stored in a metal trunk in the corner to contain the foul odor.
Once he was dressed, his wife opened a tin, which contained a mixture of soot and grease, and applied small amounts to Phil’s hair and face while he rubbed some into his hands and finished by wiping some off on to the back of his neck.
When they were both...

Mr. & Mrs. Grey / BY CT Horner
Posted: December 20, 2014, 12:32 am
I found Melbo's post regarding the Primal Blueprint and was intrigued by his reports. I investigated the reviews of the PB and jumped in with both feet about two weeks ago when I began my transition to Primal. It has been very easy physically. Mentally, I have been challenged by my cravings and the menu changes to accomplish the cooking tasks since I'm the one that cooks most of the meals in our home. My wife has been supportive and very receptive to the idea of the different recipes that...

Elessar's Primal Journey
Posted: December 19, 2014, 11:13 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: December 19, 2014, 11:05 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: December 19, 2014, 8:23 pm
This will be an interesting competition seeing if the the Army goes to a Glock or M & P without an external hammer.

You can wager the drinks will be flowing with no holds barred unlimited expense accounts on this half a million pistols contract.

Many could argue they already have the best pistol...the 1911A1..


Army To Hold New Pistol Competition Next Year
Posted: December 19, 2014, 3:30 pm
Aloha Monkeys,

So those that have been around me a while know I always pick up at least two of things I like...

Here is an example...

Used one... barely rarely.... so this one just sat it in the box....

This is not the one I used a couple times... this is unused in the box....

Pics show it all....

Plus a bunch of added goodies

1. Kenwood Case SC 51
2. Kenwood Speaker Microphone SMC-34
3. Kenwood filtered Cigarette Lighter cord PG-3J
4. Kenwood 4AA Battery Case Bt-13
5. Kenwood Clip...

Kenwood HT model TH-F6A plus extras and a 2nd available ;)
Posted: December 19, 2014, 7:47 am
I just took part in a poll sponsored by PBS. The poll asked the question, "Would you support more restrictive gun laws in your state?"

I selected my answer, and clicked on [View Results], and was frankly amazed. Below is a screen capture of the results after my vote - 94.83% against more gun laws. If this doesn't prove that the current administration is out of touch on the issue of guns, I don't know what will.

Here's the link for the poll, if anyone would care to take it....

PBS Poll on Gun Laws
Posted: December 19, 2014, 1:15 am
VT, please verify this is what you require to feed you beasty. (Before you divert your delivery man. )
Confirmed on the shelf right now, 6 boxes of 20 rounds. The 20something boxes in the back have not been confirmed by eye, just what they tell me. Pics to follow. Once confirmed by you, this thread can be removed.
Posted: December 19, 2014, 12:45 am
I'm no good with classwork, therefore I'm no good with college. I can't stand how crap is these days, every fricken thing you do is watched and dictated by someone else, everything you do costs you greatly and I don't know what I want to do in life. I just want to cut the bull-s**t and just start my life they way I want to. It seems like no matter what you do you're screwed. Don't go to college, you'll fail at life! Go to college, haha tough s**t you won't find a job in your field anyway! I...

What do I do?
Posted: December 19, 2014, 12:43 am
It may seem like a hoax, or a story from popular satire news sites like The Onion, but this seems to be a true story. According to multiple sources, the U.S. Department of Treasury is looking to purchase “survival kits” for bankers and bank employees in almost every major bank throughout the United States. It looks like these purchases will be made this year and sent out to banks shortly...

Federal Gov. buying “Survival Kits” for banks before Christmas
Posted: December 19, 2014, 12:39 am
Moved here from another forum, since I don't like their policies.

Hope I am welcome here.

South Eastern Arizona, I can see Mexico from my back porch.

Posted: December 18, 2014, 11:42 pm

If you are a young man or woman, have the desire to be a better prepared individual for what may come in this life... want to make a good earning for yourself, learn a valuable set of skills that will allow you to build/fix/create things that serve a purpose now & once SHTF..... read this article below. Because the post below may be enlightening for those trying to find a way to do all of the above.

There is currently...

Skilled Trades- 4 Myths
Posted: December 18, 2014, 9:38 pm
I am sitting here watching the current anti police sentiment and the reaction of the post 9-11 cops. It is tough for those who have been loved to understand why they are suddenly hated. The complaints have started to come in and the questions about their authority and actions. They are starting to fold already, as the riots and demo temper and the normal returns you will see a decrease in officer activity. They will back down to going to calls, not stopping people or looking for stuff. The...

The coming surrender of Law Enforcement
Posted: December 18, 2014, 7:26 pm
Ok, so if there was any doubt about whether any of you could pass the FCC technician amateur radio license exam, my 14 year old daughter passed it this weekend on her first attempt.

I bought her the ARRL study book (It is not good and I don't recommend it it but I am not sure what is better) and got the free James Thomas Ham Tech iPhone app (highly recommend). She studied on her own over about a three week period. I estimate she spent maybe 15-18 hours total. She asked me a few questions but...

Tech ham radio license
Posted: December 18, 2014, 4:16 pm
I'm seriously thinking of moving to TN, close to Huntsville, AL (where I'd work). This gives me the ability to search for a home and property suitable for the best bang for the buck wrt prepping. Please describe the attributes of what an Ideal but Realistic Bug In Home would look like (no crocodile filled moats).
Posted: December 18, 2014, 2:46 pm
I see endless posts concerning food storage, gear, shelter, firearms, etc. One thing I haven't found yet is advice on staying physically fit. So i'm very curious to know how some of you are training your bodies, because I am a strong believer that you can have the best gear and knowledge available but some of the first to go in a survival or wshtf situation occurs are the "out of shape" ones. Lots of cardio? Weight training? Crossfit? Do you do a lot of backpacking?
Posted: December 18, 2014, 6:09 am
Last night, I was cooking a little dinner and decided to cook some okra along with it as a side dish. We have several cans of Trappey's brand canned okra, expiration date 6/12/12, so I grabbed one, opened it and started heating it up with some dehydrated tomatoes. As it warmed, it started smelling rather odd. Very "acidy" and off. I tasted a little bit and it tasted worse than it smelled. Yeah, I know, some of you think that even fresh okra smells and tastes bad, but I like it bunches....​

Experienced First Bad Can of Food Last Night
Posted: December 18, 2014, 5:55 am
Roundup of My Posts on | Brian's Backpacking Blog
DIY Single Use Packs for Antibiotic Ointments and More

This technique would be useful for making single use sachets of oils, unguents, granules, liquids and powders. Use...

DIY Single Use Packs for Antibiotic Ointments and More -
Posted: December 18, 2014, 5:50 am
Has anyone here every been threw a SHTF situation?
Posted: December 18, 2014, 5:32 am
I always post my food. Would love to see what you guys are eating!

Last night, I made chicken tikka masala and saffron rice for the monkeys. Somehow, they are able to put away way more than I think is possible.

Saffron rice, before and after cooking.



My "curry" paste, made to rub into the chicken.


Chicken just about done.


And served.



What are YOU guys eating?
Posted: December 18, 2014, 5:32 am
I will not describe events from the book nor will I reveal spoilers.

The back of the book told of what would transpire in the novella. I knew this book would be hard to read but I felt compelled to. The author's foreword began: This is a book that I did not want to write. He didn't want to write it and I didn't want to read it but it needed to be told and the country needs to know just how vulnerable and predictable we really are. Americans need to read this, they need to see the...

Dies Irae: Day of Wrath a novella by William R. Forstchen
Posted: December 18, 2014, 5:15 am

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