Monday, October 31, 2011

Sorry and Welcome...

I just wanted to say sorry for not having been around much lately. Work has taken over lately; trying to catch some OT and have been teaching some outside classes as well. Money...y'all know the deal. I logged on today and was pleasantly surprised to find a new tag-a-long on my merry little wagon train of blogging; so, welcome to SciFiChick. I was even more surprised to see a blogger of her staure reading anything by a dumb ol' hillbilly such as myself, so go check her out over at Bacon and Eggs. She is a little ol' Texas girl that writes some good stuff. Thanks for following, M'am. Y'all have a good 'un.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A little something from Brad Thor...

I'm reading the newest Brad Thor Book, Full Black, and came across a great bit. Tell me what you think:

   "In fact, one of the most apropos political observations I have ever read is that a democracy can exist only until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From the moment that realization takes hold, history shows that the majority of the people will always vote for the candidate promising the most goodies from the public treasury.
    History also shows us that once a democracy goes down this road, things never end well.  Each and every single time, the democracy collapses. It always happens. It collapses over loose fiscal policy, and democracy is always followed by dictatorship. And guess what that dicatator promises?
    [a return to order], but when order is restored, freedom is never seen by those citizens again."

I know this is a fictional book, but damn, doesn't this smack of our fine leaders today? Think about that one. Have a good 'un.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

New worries...

As preppers we all know the "usual suspects" that would trigger the type of world we plan for. EMP, economic collapse, nuclear, biological, solar corona, etc. After reading this article, click here, I am definitely worried about a newer one, rogue computer hackers. As a late thirty-something, my generation was on the bubble as far as computers and the tech-age. I remember the Commodore 64 my Mom bought for us, after saving up for a lonnnggg time, and how I could barely use it. Now, an iPhone has more computing power than all of NASA for the 1969 moon landings.  Today I use computers in my life everyday; I never have "embraced" tech like some, though, I still hate texting and think it's a waste of my time. So...hackers are something that makes me think of nerds drinking Red Bull and Pop Tarts in their parent's basement somewhere. I've always read about the military and US government using them to secure our own systems and even as an offensive weapon against enemies; I just never thought of hackers as someone trying to topple governments for the fun of it. Well, here we are in late 2011 and now I'm thinking about it. Yet one more worry to add to the bad side of the little scale in the back of my mind; the one that I'm always trying to balance with more beans, bullets and band-aids. I know, I think, a governmental collapse due to rogue hackers will bring the same consequences as a economic collapse, but who's to say. If some virus shuts our computing systems down will it be a longer rise back to the surface? Who's to say? It's just something I never really worried about(except Y2K) and now I wonder if we're going to have to start launching Black Ops against some kid named Maynard with a bad complexion. (No offense to any hard core computer types out there-please don't make my system meltdonw like Chernobyl-it's a really crappy computer as it is)
Anyway, y'all have a good 'un.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Some good quotes for the weekend...

Just a few good quotes for the weekend...

I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold.
—Marine 2dLt Clifton B. Cates, 96th Co., 19 July 1918, 1045 a.m., from records of the U.S. 2d Division (Regular)

I won't bow, I won’t bend
I won't break, I'll tough it out
I won't budge, I won't deal
I won't change, I'll tough it out
~Webb Wilder~

DANGER CLOSE knows no atheists.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The old gun range...

You know, here's a real mother. You go to the range to blow a little steam and have some "gunpowder therapy", and the crotchety, old, self appointed "range master" gives you the stink eye. What is it with these guys? It's like they belong to some sort of organization that assigns them to every un-attended range in America. When I go I like to run some drills and talk at more than a whisper. I DON'T want to shoot one shot, screw around with my scope settings for 30-45 minutes, cool my barrel, and shoot again. NO FUN. I'm not asking to shoot 500 rounds of ammo in 6.25 minutes, but damn, cut me some slack. When I call "cold range" in a lull, you don't have to start cussing the whippersnappers down the line. Damn, you old fart...I once got cussed out my the self appointed "Safety Master" because I brought my own stand to place my target on, instead of using the club's angle iron frames. Mine was about 1x1, whereas theirs is 3x2. I didn't have any cardboard that big to slide into the frame and mine was placed in the ground, centered, and higher than theirs. I was informed I couldn't use it because too many people had been hitting the frames with rounds by using their own targets and stands. I informed the nice, old, squinty-eyed bastard  fellow that he could have my new .22 if I couldn't hit that gigantic 1x1 target that was, by the way, no where near the club frame. He said no go, and then I asked him would it be ok if I used the official size cardboard, and then hit the frame? He got the point and got in his truck and left; he wasn't even shooting that day.

(And yes, I have been taught to respect my elders and do it on a daily basis. I mean...I'm Eddy Hascal nice, but there is a difference between aged wisdom and old jackwagon.)

That, my friends, is why I like shooting at private locales. No one screws with you and you can run your drill however you see fit, without someone telling you that your thumbs are in the wrong position or the way you're holding your tongue is messing up their mojo. Let me be clear: I have no problem with safety! As The Rocket City Rednecks put it : Safety Third. Behind Safety's #1 and #2.  I always use proper etiquette when handling weapons, as do the people around me. No excuses. I was taught that from a young age. So for you older gentleman(and ladies) please, please don't become the self-important safety warden when you hit that age. It's no fun for the middle-agers. I promise I'm using the approved gun, ammo, target, gloves, socks, underwear, and toothpaste.


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Monday, October 17, 2011

Idiot protesters...

So here's a video of some of the awesome types of people in the "Occupy" protests. It really shows the intelligence and desire for change they really have. could be just a bunch of freaking jackwagon peckerwoods that need a good asswhoopin'. Sorry for my language-the video has language too.

New hobby...

Well, I kinda' got myself into a new hobby. It's not like I really have the time for one, but we all need a little diversion now and then. I saw a paracord bracelet for sale the other day and it was 10 bucks. I thought, "Really? I can make one of those." Soooo off to my shop I go and a half hour later, with the help of several websites, I had one. I used some old OD green paracord and a buckle off of an old backpack. The kids wanted one so I got the idea to make them in their school colors. So I did, and then it hit me, kids love the next "new" thing. I told the girls to tell anyone at school interested that I'll make them one for 5 bucks a piece. They are fairly simple to make, but the measurment and starting part can be a pain, so of course, like Tim Allen, I had to build a jig to make my life easier. A couple hours sweat and some scrap wood and TADAAA!  I just tried it out and it works great. I have to admit it is not totally my design. I combined several different designs and added my own touches. It works great and is expandable so I can try different things. Let's hope by Christmas time I'm a self-made hundred-aire. Just thought I'd share. Y'all have a good 'un.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Nothing fancy tonight...

Nothing fancy tonight. Just some neat pics and a quote my sister reminded me of recently:

"If our God is for us, then who could ever stop us? And if our God is with us, then what can stand against us?"

Good night, God bless; y'all have a good 'un.

What destruction men have wrought.

The placeholders of men's souls. We will join you soon o' Lord.

We have you now, brother. Hold tight.

Tired and weary feet.

Thank you, Lord for the brave and crazy.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Food safe buckets...

I just bought several 5 gal buckets with lids from Lowe's. They are silver in color and go for 2.68. The lids were 1.78. These were originaly purchased to pack with pre-packaged food just to keep them safe, more or less. I did notice that right next to them they had some white buckets that said "food grade". They were about two bucks higher in total. I wondered if the silver ones were food grade or not so I called the company's number on the lid. The customer service rep stated that the silver buckets are in fact food safe as well. She stated that the release agent is the same and that due to the color they are not allowed to call them "food grade" even though they are still "food safe". That sounds like a much cheaper alternative to me, and maybe they won't stick out as much as the white ones during transport, etc. My question is does anyone else know anything about using this type of bucket. I'm still a little skeptical and would value a second opinion. Thanks ahead of time for any advice. Y'all have a good 'un.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

$100 can still get you something...

This week DSW(dear sweet wife), the girls, and myself went to the store to restock. The latest guff about Greece and the EU has me a little concerned, plus winter is just around the corner. So off we went to Aldi. It is a discount grocery store that carries off brands that you usually don't see. I guess it is like a Sav-a-lot or something similiar. Anyway, a good friend of ours is a coupon monster and compares all the local stores on a regular basis; at any given time she can tell you who has the best sale on item X without even thinking. She told us that Aldi's tends to run about 20% cheaper than anyone else, even without coupons. I wanted to stock up on some meat and such(my wife doesn't think like a carnivore, so I had to go!). I planned to spend a hundred bucks just for the sake of comparison. This is the list of items we got:
24-boxes mac and cheese
12-2 qt cooking oil
4-cans roast beef with gravy
6-canned hams
2-jars chicken boullion
2-jars beef boullion
12-containers of salt
6-vacumn packs of tuna(same amount as the cans, but flat)
2-5lb bags of navy beans
2-5lb bags of pinto beans
12-cans chili w/beans
4-cases Ramen noodles-assorted
4-boxes instant mashed potatoes
2-bottles adult vitamins
2-boxes allergy/sinus meds

Not bad for an hour's work. I know some of this seems random, but it was stuff we needed. A lot of it is long term, like salt and oil, but even then I think we could make out ok for a little while after adding this to our stash. We also have a bunch of canned vegetables, fruit, and rice stocked up, along with peanut butter and some "nice-to-haves" for the kids like gum and hard candy. I feel a little better, and can't wait to got to our main grocery store and try the same thing. Even with coupons I don't think I could pull it off. I hope your larders are full and your powder is dry. Y'all have a good 'un.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011


Welcome to Jim Bob over at his new blog "Gettin Ready". Thanks for hitting the little follow button; I hope we can be of some assistance in your preppin. Check out my lists of blogs I follow. They are all excellent people and I'm proud to be associated with them. You'll learn a lot!

Crazy Marines...

Just found a link to a vid with Col. Ollie North. He is interviewing the folks that fly the Marine Corps' newly deployed version of the AC-130 Spooky gunship; it's the KC-130J Harvest HAWK. They took a regular old transport and hung hellfires on the wings and shoot Griffin missles out the back ramp; all for close ground support of their fellow Marines. Man...I'd always heard the Marines make-do with whatever they can, but these guys are on the money. Crazy ass Jarheads will hang a gun or a missle on anything. I say this with complete Hillbilly approval. As the son of a grease monkey, I really can appreciate the masterful art of jury-rigged apparatus. Give 'em hell, fellers.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Need I say anything else?

Kinda' speaks for itself, huh?

Lazy post...

I've been out of town, so sorry for the dead air. This is just a quick and lazy post, but I think it definitely points to the general mindset of the sheeple. I found this link to Survival blog on Rural-Revolution. I guess I'm just stealing from all the biggies tonight. Give it a read and see what you think.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

When stocking up...

Lately everyone has been saying that it's time to restock and pack some extra away. We too have gotten a little sloppy down here on the reservation with our supplies. We all know that we need food, candles, and med supplies; just don't forget a little something to barter with. I have a buddy that is always trading work for a 12-pack of beer. I don't work that cheaply, but there are always those that will. Something that I will be doing soon is buying a case or two of cheap whisky in pint bottles. Now I drink once in a while, but not that much. I'm not that "Hillbilly"; but it will make excellent stock in trade. There are many uses for a little medicinal quality liquor and there will be many folks that will be happy to take it in trade when it all goes down. Everyone feels a little Irish now and then. So..besides the usual beans, bullets and band-aids, don't forget some stuff to barter cause I promise there is going to be that one item that you forgot to stock up on. Just my two pennies. Y'all have a good 'un.


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Good definition...

Sounds like a good definition to me.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

GO NAVY....Beat Army!

My Family has always served in the Navy. So in honor of Navy's pretty doggone cool new uniforms:
GO NAVY!  Beat Army!