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Forum: Building/Tools 05-02-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,520
Posted By CountryGuy
One thing I'd suggest to consider is to slightly...

One thing I'd suggest to consider is to slightly modify your A-frame. Build it on top of short knee walls to help increase the usable space as you move to the outside edges of the rooms. 3-5' high...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 05-01-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,275
Posted By CountryGuy
in case you win the lotto, sure you could have...

in case you win the lotto, sure you could have one of these bad boys tricked out. loosely based off the International CXT pickup
...
Forum: Food 04-29-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By CountryGuy
Wow is super scary. isn't it convenient the...

Wow is super scary. isn't it convenient the disease emanated from China. Hmmm diabolical plan to control our food supply? No tin foil stuff, but this does give me concern that though it isn't...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 04-23-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 54,865
Posted By CountryGuy
TXAnne - If you have a true value hardware near...

TXAnne - If you have a true value hardware near you check with them about ordering those tubs. Though they might not have them sitting on the shelf many times they can order in delivered to the...
Forum: Homesteading 04-15-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By CountryGuy
All true. There are some seedy underbelly...

All true.

There are some seedy underbelly types that you need to keep an eye open for to make sure things don't "walk off".
Forum: Self-reliance 04-15-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,750
Posted By CountryGuy
I have to take exception with your perceived...

I have to take exception with your perceived irritation to my earlier comments. You are incorrect sir! Sorry to get your panties in a bunch but... Chillax Bro! :D

:o

- how exactly are we...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 04-15-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By CountryGuy
Great point armySGT. If you don't want to just...

Great point armySGT. If you don't want to just buy bulk salt at a food coop or Sam's, Costco, BJ's etc... You'd be better off to buy a couple bags of salt crystals for a water softner; typically come...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 04-15-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 54,865
Posted By CountryGuy
Went to a CWP class put on by the Sheriff Dept...

Went to a CWP class put on by the Sheriff Dept even DA was there for a short while to explain the laws in regards to self defense shootings and castle doctrine in PA. DA even answered some questions...
Forum: Self-reliance 04-15-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,750
Posted By CountryGuy
As a true weather tight stash/ cache the PVC...

As a true weather tight stash/ cache the PVC pipes are great but limited on size. Another great item to consider are 30-55gal open top bulk pack drum or even 5 gal buckets. I shouldn't have to say it...
Forum: Self-reliance 04-11-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,535
Posted By CountryGuy
Thanks I'll check this out. Do know if you can...

Thanks I'll check this out. Do know if you can convert them into a pdf file?

anyone know a good and easy way to get files out of Kindle to be able to print?
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 04-04-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By CountryGuy
Sorry for the confusion. I meant LDSprepper is in...

Sorry for the confusion. I meant LDSprepper is in Houston area. I believe Mr Mittleider passed away in the late 80's early 90's. There is another man that was his protégé Jim someone that is often...
Forum: Homesteading 04-03-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By CountryGuy
Nice place and congrats on the retirement. I'm...

Nice place and congrats on the retirement. I'm only about 27 years away myself...

I used to live over Newport News way before moving back to PA. I have a good friend lives over in Yorktown that...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 04-03-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By CountryGuy
Over the last few months of those long winter...

Over the last few months of those long winter nights with nothing else to do I watched many in a series of videos on Youtube by LDSPrepper as well as a few other folks but his seemed the most...
Forum: State / Country Talk 04-03-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,050
Posted By CountryGuy
Agree be nice to see others active. Good for you...

Agree be nice to see others active. Good for you on the seedlings, sounds like you already have a big jump on the season.

I'm way behind, hoping to start some seeds this weekend when I get home....
Forum: State / Country Talk 04-03-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,050
Posted By CountryGuy
Bumping this once again to see who is still...

Bumping this once again to see who is still around and active in PA
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 04-03-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By CountryGuy
Mittleider Gardening Method - experience?

Hi all, been a while since I was around but glad to be back. I've been crazy busy and now getting more so as winter looks like it might finally almost be over.

I've been working the last few weeks...
Forum: Self-reliance 06-29-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By CountryGuy
Interesting but would be better if they could...

Interesting but would be better if they could figure out how to retro fit and modify a 55 or 35 gal blue plastic barrel and a 5 gal that is found all around the world. Thier idea of molding all these...
Forum: Homesteading 06-27-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,794
Posted By CountryGuy
hmmm depending on if it's a wad or a bag and...

hmmm depending on if it's a wad or a bag and whether it's 20's or 100's...

if staying at current house...
Water tank
solar to include a solar pump to feed said water tank
tractor with loader...
Forum: State / Country Talk 03-07-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,050
Posted By CountryGuy
We need to get more people active in our areas...

We need to get more people active in our areas and on this board.
Forum: Homesteading 02-20-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,391
Posted By CountryGuy
have you looked at Superior precast walls? they...

have you looked at Superior precast walls? they design to your design, show up and set them with a crane and it's all set onto a compacted gravel footing so no need for a large reinforced concrete...
Forum: Homesteading 02-20-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,794
Posted By CountryGuy
Congrats on your decision. I hope things go well...

Congrats on your decision. I hope things go well with the purchase. Also be sure to check that u have full mineral rights. Is there any coal mining in that part of Tennessee? If so might want to...
Forum: Self-reliance 12-09-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,606
Posted By CountryGuy
Congrats to you Sir! One thing to check is...

Congrats to you Sir!

One thing to check is that u'r purchase includes full water and mineral rights.

Lots of great tips here but let me make one different suggestion - inaction; at least...
Forum: State / Country Talk 12-09-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,050
Posted By CountryGuy
Roll Call

Thought I'd throw this up again to see who is still around in PA and where abouts. I'm in central PA, close to Lewisburg.

I travel heavily around mid-atlantic from NY state to MD. Always like to...
Forum: Homesteading 12-03-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,535
Posted By CountryGuy
wow very nice work! I've always admired post and...

wow very nice work! I've always admired post and beam but have never had the chance to do any. I always thought I'd need a toolbox full of special timber tools. You've shown me otherwise!
Forum: Self-reliance 10-11-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,648
Posted By CountryGuy
Stay away from the cheap Chinese/ Korean/ and...

Stay away from the cheap Chinese/ Korean/ and Taiwanese trash heaps. Stick with the big name brands as they're easy to get parts for and usually plentiful in your area. In a future SHTF this could...
Forum: Self-reliance 10-08-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,779
Posted By CountryGuy
I'm a '73 vintage so don't totally remember the...

I'm a '73 vintage so don't totally remember the gas lines but I can remember my parents and grandparents all gripping about it. But I also remember both sets of my grandparents having fuel tanks for...
Forum: Self-reliance 10-05-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,779
Posted By CountryGuy
Don't have to look farther than the Amish to see...

Don't have to look farther than the Amish to see the pace of life, heck even they'll slow more since there will be no vans to haul them around.

As for belts, I think some of the ones I've seen...
Forum: Self-reliance 10-02-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,779
Posted By CountryGuy
My concern in a SHTF is that my industry and...

My concern in a SHTF is that my industry and career pretty much go away. I work in plastics(from tool & die to molding of the parts) and it is reliant on power and lots of it and 3 phase. So not sure...
Forum: Self-reliance 10-01-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,779
Posted By CountryGuy
Yet sadly, everyone continues to flock to the...

Yet sadly, everyone continues to flock to the WallyWorlds, Targets, chain groceries, etc... further making it more and more difficult, even impossible, for Mom and Pops to survive. This also carries...
Forum: Self-reliance 09-28-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,404
Posted By CountryGuy
Sadly I had to be out of town on a customer issue...

Sadly I had to be out of town on a customer issue and wasn't able to take off to go. Did anyone else make it?
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 09-27-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,808
Posted By CountryGuy
cool idea, just need to add some kind of "rack"...

cool idea, just need to add some kind of "rack" to the ends. Don't know about you but I've never seen a log stack with unsupported vertical sides, with the logs all cut of to one length and no holes...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 09-27-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By CountryGuy
Look well built and will be interesting to hear...

Look well built and will be interesting to hear your thoughts. I see it's a cotton blend and I'm wondering if it will trap moisture inside. If so might only be good in warmer weather.
Forum: Self-reliance 08-05-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,404
Posted By CountryGuy
April, so they canceled it all or you just had to...

April, so they canceled it all or you just had to cancel your plans?

I was planning to drive over for at least a day or two of it. Wanted to see Joel Salatin speak and the various other goodies. I...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 08-05-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 225,109
Posted By CountryGuy
using the collar color as a theme... how about...

using the collar color as a theme... how about sunkist and watermellon
Forum: Self-reliance 06-28-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,703
Posted By CountryGuy
Agree with saving a portion but using the...

Agree with saving a portion but using the majority to pay off any other bills. If that's already handled start saving it but this might be a good time to look at your existing preps and look at you...
Forum: Self-reliance 05-18-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,471
Posted By CountryGuy
I'm by no means an expert and I'm not a chem...

I'm by no means an expert and I'm not a chem professor but I am a plastics engineer that designs plastic parts, the tooling that makes it and I also process the equipment that molds the products....
Forum: State / Country Talk 05-16-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,050
Posted By CountryGuy
thought I'd bump this to see if any PA folks are...

thought I'd bump this to see if any PA folks are watching.
Forum: Homesteading 05-16-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,198
Posted By CountryGuy
a .22lr would take care of that also...

a .22lr would take care of that also...
Forum: Homesteading 05-16-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,198
Posted By CountryGuy
Sorry PAW is a term I've seen coined by some...

Sorry PAW is a term I've seen coined by some writers like Jerry Young and on other web sites. After the SHTF or TEOTWAWKI; it stands for Post Apocalyptic World.

That is assuming something really...
Forum: Homesteading 05-16-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,445
Posted By CountryGuy
Any reason to have concerns on what might be in...

Any reason to have concerns on what might be in the mud? I'm thinking in the way of heavy metals, pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals that could have been fed into the lake over all those...
Forum: Homesteading 05-16-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,198
Posted By CountryGuy
Leatherneck, I hope to find this out some of...

Leatherneck,
I hope to find this out some of these same answers myself. I'm south of you down around Lewisburg. Just finally moved into our home and we've got 1.25ac. It isn't exactly what I wanted...
Forum: Your Homestead 05-16-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,181
Posted By CountryGuy
Read your posts from start to finish. Thanks!...

Read your posts from start to finish. Thanks! Excellent writing and love the humor you weave in. Also enjoy the photos as they really let us be there with you.

Very inspiring!
Forum: Homesteading 01-24-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,101
Posted By CountryGuy
Resolve carpet cleaner, nylon brush and a bucket...

Resolve carpet cleaner, nylon brush and a bucket of warm water and rags.

Spray the foam and let sit for a few. With a damp brush scrub then use wash rags wrung out to wipe up the crud. Might have...
Forum: Self-reliance 01-10-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,935
Posted By CountryGuy
I used to help break downs and would pick up the...

I used to help break downs and would pick up the occasional hitch hiker if they "looked" OK. But now sadly, I have a "0" stop policy. A few years back I saw a story, I think on AMW, about a guy that...
Forum: Building/Tools 01-06-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,685
Posted By CountryGuy
I'd look at the closed cell foam. Either pro or...

I'd look at the closed cell foam. Either pro or DIY. The foam will insulate & seal and give you a vapor barrier and I've read it's to be more rodent resistant. As for air gap against the roof you can...
Forum: Homesteading 01-04-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 38,015
Posted By CountryGuy
Enjoy the snow and the peacefulness it brings....

Enjoy the snow and the peacefulness it brings. God luck on the deer, I had no luck. With our short rifle season and my missing the deadline for a doe tag I'll have to wait until next year.

Careful...
Forum: Homesteading 12-23-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,414
Posted By CountryGuy
I like that Swamp, "citidiots" I'm gonna have to...

I like that Swamp, "citidiots" I'm gonna have to borrow that... LOL

Hmmmm... a progressive socialist type union teacher can't understand why you can't give him those "free, natural" trees that I'm...
Forum: Homesteading 12-22-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,414
Posted By CountryGuy
We used to get a lot of of city types and the out...

We used to get a lot of of city types and the out of state hunters(especially knobs from NJ) up around home, we called them NimRods. Same thing they see a field or woods without a "posted" sign and...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 12-22-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,660
Posted By CountryGuy
LMAO!!! So true! But it's sad too, that a...

LMAO!!! So true!

But it's sad too, that a person that follows and lives this lifestyle; someone who understands the urgency with which situations could arise; would endanger and possibly...
Forum: Self-reliance 12-22-2011, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By CountryGuy
David, I'm curious, if you have rechargeable...

David, I'm curious, if you have rechargeable batteries in the radio will it act as a charger if the radio is off and recharge them?
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 12-22-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,656
Posted By CountryGuy
Rose, Sounds like your worried about walking home...

Rose, Sounds like your worried about walking home and your safety and protection. Why do you say you have to give in and give them the money? Your in Texas not NJ, why not instead exercise your...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 12-22-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By CountryGuy
New category for gear/ equipment reviews??

I tried searching this topic to see if a single thread or topic group exists but I couldn't find one.

Dear Moderators... I'm wondering if you might be able consider adding a separate category ...
Forum: Self-reliance 12-22-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By CountryGuy
I've been wondering about these too. I'll put a...

I've been wondering about these too. I'll put a link at the bottom one I saw. Search Amazon for more. They can be pricey an a good one looks to go $80-300. That's a lot of money I might be able to...
Forum: Self-reliance 12-22-2011, 01:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,929
Posted By CountryGuy
If you hit the airport it's the JP-4 kerosene you...

If you hit the airport it's the JP-4 kerosene you want, don't let them give you the super high octane gas used in smaller planes. The gas version is great for your race car or thinned down a little...
Forum: Self-reliance 09-23-2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,313
Posted By CountryGuy
I know many have mentioned not bartering until...

I know many have mentioned not bartering until months down the line but that makes me think. It's all about supply and demand. In those first few weeks there will be lots of desperate people so the...
Forum: Self-reliance 09-23-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,368
Posted By CountryGuy
Maybe to be extra sure you could open the can and...

Maybe to be extra sure you could open the can and put into a bag and vac seal it. Also can probably vac seal in canning jars. The bag idea would make it more compact like those bricks you can buy....
Forum: Self-reliance 09-23-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,040
Posted By CountryGuy
I wish I could find it for $10/ gal. mostly I see...

I wish I could find it for $10/ gal. mostly I see it at $13-15 at WallyWorld, Target and outdoor shops.

If you can, try to find yourself one of the dual fuel models, it uses both white (Coleman)...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 06-08-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 42,647
Posted By CountryGuy
I saw a thing that if you have the old Levi's...

I saw a thing that if you have the old Levi's that have a red stitch inside the leg seams that they can go for hundreds here and then those people sell them like you said to asia for many more...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 06-08-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,324
Posted By CountryGuy
Thanks for all the info. I'll work on reviewing...

Thanks for all the info. I'll work on reviewing the links. Good point on the fumes and if the Stabil could be noxious.

Sounds like age shouldn't be a worry. I might start trying to find some or...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 06-03-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,324
Posted By CountryGuy
I was wondering about this and found this thread....

I was wondering about this and found this thread. I have a few gallons put up and started thinking about the long term storage ability. Anyone have thoughts or knowledge if adding some Stabil fuel...
Forum: Self-reliance 05-19-2011, 02:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,449
Posted By CountryGuy
Was wondering how things are going for you and if...

Was wondering how things are going for you and if you settling in to a routine or finding issues or benefits you didn't think about before?
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 05-19-2011, 02:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,858
Posted By CountryGuy
I'm thinking of trying this in a trash can and...

I'm thinking of trying this in a trash can and maybe some 5 gal buckets. From what I've been reading it sounds as though the "breed", if that's the right word, of potato can greatly impact. I've seen...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 05-18-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,520
Posted By CountryGuy
We're limited on space so also thinking of the...

We're limited on space so also thinking of the square footage idea but I'm looking at doing some raised bed/ planters and also going to try the garbage can potatoes.

I'm thinking of building the...
Forum: Homesteading 05-11-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,413
Posted By CountryGuy
Yep those chaps are literally life and limb...

Yep those chaps are literally life and limb savers. A good amount of Kevlar in them keeps the chain from chewing thru.



Try to use your high 4 once every month or 2 for 10 miles or so to help...
Forum: Homesteading 05-10-2011, 02:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,413
Posted By CountryGuy
As a few others have said; on your power tools...

As a few others have said; on your power tools like a saw, brush trimmer, etc… buy it now. yes few hundred here and there but have you looked at what it costs to rent the gear? I know years ago I...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 05-04-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,814
Posted By CountryGuy
sweet... be interesting to see what kind of...

sweet... be interesting to see what kind of basement they have, the stores, air, water, waste and power systems. I'm thinking it has to seal up airtight for any type of bio, chemical or radiation...
Forum: Homesteading 05-03-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,049
Posted By CountryGuy
Chopper, Congrats. Lots of awesome info...

Chopper,

Congrats. Lots of awesome info here. Like others have mentioned plan before hand. Since it sounds like you already have your land and about a yr before you move lots of time to think on...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 04-17-2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,010
Posted By CountryGuy
I've got a gas DPMS that's been great, a bud has...

I've got a gas DPMS that's been great, a bud has a DPMS, Rock River, Colt, and a Stag(maybe others) and he's not had issues with any of his other than a few bad mags. I'm thinking on one of those RR...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 04-17-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,866
Posted By CountryGuy
Farmarj - sent u a PM on the Galil

Farmarj - sent u a PM on the Galil
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 04-17-2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,866
Posted By CountryGuy
Wow didn't know I was tossing a grenade in the...

Wow didn't know I was tossing a grenade in the room... Thanks for everyone's comments.

Oldvet, Thanks for your thoughts. I've thought about adding an SK also. I've spoken with several people...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 04-08-2011, 03:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,246
Posted By CountryGuy
I got to agree that with some Hornady...

I got to agree that with some Hornady LEVERevolution, it will increase your reach to at least 200-250 yds, possibly more. I also don't necessarily agree that a 30/30is a terrible choice, it's better...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 04-08-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,866
Posted By CountryGuy
I know this is an older thread but I have the...

I know this is an older thread but I have the same original question. In light of all the changes the last few years what AK's are available that are decent quality? I don't want an Arsenal as I...
Forum: Homesteading 03-12-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,104
Posted By CountryGuy
Going back to your earlier post, I'd say the 15...

Going back to your earlier post, I'd say the 15 miles from 9000 or 5 from 500. I'd be no closer than 125-150 miles of semi large metro area. Most people won't make it more than 40 miles on foot but...
Forum: Food 02-16-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By CountryGuy
Spring gin and juice block party once the weather...

Spring gin and juice block party once the weather turns??

If it's a decent brand, stop by your local hole in the wall bar to see if the owner might be interested in buying some for his stock?
...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 02-16-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By CountryGuy
Once upon a time I had a surplus east block...

Once upon a time I had a surplus east block shovel near identical to the one in the links that worked great though it was heavy. Held a pretty good edge that worked great as a hatchet or for cutting...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 02-16-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,722
Posted By CountryGuy
I picked up some of those tuna salads the other...

I picked up some of those tuna salads the other week but haven't tried them yet. Was my same thought too, nice and portable.

Lots of good tips. I like using a large wide mouth 32oz Nalge water...
Forum: Handguns 01-16-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,853
Posted By CountryGuy
So Laura, have you found someone to help you on...

So Laura, have you found someone to help you on your training? Have you been able to find something for your carry piece? If so what did you get? revolver or semi? small caliber or larger?
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 01-16-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,489
Posted By CountryGuy
CB, I'm guessing you lost interest in this...

CB,
I'm guessing you lost interest in this string as I see you've not commented to it anywhere since creating it. If you are interested in this how about giving us some background on things like the...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 01-16-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,364
Posted By CountryGuy
Awesome deal for sure. I'm saving up but I'm...

Awesome deal for sure. I'm saving up but I'm opting for their M4

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benelli_M4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mQFuTpIui8

Pricey but man are they awesome. My bud...
Forum: Self-reliance 01-14-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,746
Posted By CountryGuy
LOL... I like the dinner escaping. I now some...

LOL... I like the dinner escaping. I now some folks around that eat possum and coon. I've never done it but I would if need be. They both tend to get pretty big so looks like lots of meat compared to...
Forum: Self-reliance 01-13-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,746
Posted By CountryGuy
Don't rely on that light scaring him off. Last...

Don't rely on that light scaring him off. Last summer I'd see it on, look out and they'd be there munching at whatever was sticking out of the cage I put around our small attempt. :(

I'm thinking...
Forum: Homesteading 01-13-2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,374
Posted By CountryGuy
Oldtimer - I agree, Amish, mennonite,...

Oldtimer -

I agree, Amish, mennonite, jewish, christian, budhist, athiest no matter there are just good and bad. I agree with what you say, they are fruggle and tend to haggle. I know what you...
Forum: Homesteading 01-13-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,217
Posted By CountryGuy
Yeah ditto to Kage, guess I'm just one of those...

Yeah ditto to Kage, guess I'm just one of those bitter Pennsylvanians clinging to my guns, religion, and the good old conservative common sense I was raised with. Sad that the "Obamination" found it...
Forum: Homesteading 01-13-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,374
Posted By CountryGuy
Being from amish/ mennonite land and having a...

Being from amish/ mennonite land and having a father in law that grew up Mennonite I can see the appeal and advantages. Yes I agree they tend to be tight knit most are honest though there are outcast...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 01-10-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 42,647
Posted By CountryGuy
Funny you mention that Patience... a few mornings...

Funny you mention that Patience... a few mornings ago the girls were watching some of their morning shows and I heard something similar about a storm but they used their emergency supplies and...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 01-10-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,068
Posted By CountryGuy
I know what you mean when I see them throw stuff...

I know what you mean when I see them throw stuff out that is hard to find if not replaceable or that might be good. However, I also make myself remember this is not a normal situation. These people...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 01-08-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,575
Views: 255,884
Posted By CountryGuy
Sad this nut job did this. May God be with the...

Sad this nut job did this. May God be with the victims and their families.

Fox News was just saying Pentagon says they can't find where this guy ever served. Also mentioned he had posted on...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 01-08-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,068
Posted By CountryGuy
BWHLover, Thank you so much!! So are these...

BWHLover,

Thank you so much!! So are these open to the general public aka non LDS folks to shop at?
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 01-08-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,284
Posted By CountryGuy
On the "new & improved" fuel cans you can thank...

On the "new & improved" fuel cans you can thank the idiots in CA for that one. CARB decided they must make us all safe from the evils of fuel vapor and the destruction it's doing to the environment....
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 01-08-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,068
Posted By CountryGuy
Firegirl, I wanted to ask, How did you find out...

Firegirl,
I wanted to ask, How did you find out where the Bishop's Storehouse was? I started looking online to see if I can find one near by but no luck thus far.

Also just a suggestion why not...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 01-08-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,850
Posted By CountryGuy
Laura, Look around on youtube, lots of vids...

Laura,

Look around on youtube, lots of vids on BOB’s & GHB’s (get home bags). Check out a few for ideas you may or may not want to try; some are good, many aren't. Also Google BOB Bug out etc as...
Forum: Self-reliance 12-31-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,196
Posted By CountryGuy
SilverGramma - HDPE is High Density...

SilverGramma -

HDPE is High Density Polyethylene this can be both general grade and food grade. Your cat litter will be general and I would not recommend storing food directly in it. I have no...
Forum: Homesteading 12-22-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,214
Posted By CountryGuy
First, Congrats on the new homestead! So I...

First, Congrats on the new homestead!

So I was wondering if you and DH have had a chance to put any of the suggestions into place? Like covering the outside of the windows with plastic and the...
Forum: Homesteading 12-21-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 133,683
Posted By CountryGuy
Totally precious picture!! I have been here...

Totally precious picture!!

I have been here skiming thru the last few months of your posts. Like others say, you and Ginger and your energy and ambitions are a complete pleasure to read about.
...
Forum: Food 12-21-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,571
Posted By CountryGuy
Sunday we were at the local Target and they had...

Sunday we were at the local Target and they had 33oz can of the Maxwell House Breakfast blend for around $5.35 it was regularly marked $6.99. Seemed like a decent price so we grabbed 2. Was only that...
Forum: Building/Tools 12-20-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,060
Posted By CountryGuy
Did you build a shed? I added your above quotes...

Did you build a shed?
I added your above quotes because you referenced two different sizes. Did you check with your codes dept and is the sq. ft. limit 120 or 150? Also as Tufhelp mentioned, what if...
Forum: Building/Tools 12-20-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,672
Posted By CountryGuy
There are a lot of tool and die shops and small...

There are a lot of tool and die shops and small machine shops out of biz and going out of biz. You can find some good deals on older Bridgeport's and even some Hrding lathes if you watch the papers...
Forum: Building/Tools 12-20-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,737
Posted By CountryGuy
I had a Gerber when they first came out and...

I had a Gerber when they first came out and really loved it as I found myself using the pliers most often. I loved that they just popped out. I still have that pair. With that said I looked at a new...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 12-17-2010, 02:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,530
Posted By CountryGuy
When I mention the idea of screening you'd think...

When I mention the idea of screening you'd think I'm telling them we should whip them for their freebies. I love the nievity of some of them...one couple said... but only those in need would ask... I...
Forum: Self-reliance 12-17-2010, 01:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,467
Posted By CountryGuy
I agree with krapgame, a little friendly goes a...

I agree with krapgame, a little friendly goes a long way. Heck might even find that if it's a pasture the guy isn't using that if you help enough he may even forgo your "rent" after you get to know...
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