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by Gainward
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Alaska: The Last Frontier (New Series)
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: Alaska: The Last Frontier (New Series)

Interesting tidbit about that show for those that do not know Atz Kilcher (the dad on the series) is the father of Jewel Kilcher (yes that Jewel, the singer) who spent at least part of her childhood living on the homestead.
by Gainward
Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Help remembering the name of a product.
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Help remembering the name of a product.

For some reason my phone doesn't like your link, but here is something very similar but from the wrong maker. this version is just to tall but it's the right idea. http://www.tuffyproducts.com/p-163-109-115-123-tuffy-full-pull-utility-drawer-4-6-8-patented.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);retur...
by Gainward
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Help remembering the name of a product.
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Help remembering the name of a product.

I found a link to a product here a while back and now I can't remember what it was called or find the link again. It is a box that bolts in the bed of your tuck is water resistant and has lockable drawers that pull in and out. Anyone know what I'm talking about? I was all over their websight and now...
by Gainward
Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage - Hot Summers, No basement.
Replies: 18
Views: 2474

Re: Food Storage - Hot Summers, No basement.

Go watch some of paw productions food storage videos on YouTube. He shows food that was just poured in a bucket with a few bay leaves and thrown in a metal shed for 5 years, and was still perfectly fine. My point is. Do the best that you can with storing it put it in some Mylar and check it every no...
by Gainward
Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Power is off and freezer is full- wwyd?
Replies: 36
Views: 2889

Re: Power is off and freezer is full- wwyd?

If it's below freezing outside just grab your tuck box or ice chest or a clean trash can, set it out side in the shade fill it up and make sure the lid is locked good. In the summer throw a thermometer that let's u read without opening it ductape the seals wrap in insulation and run the genny when n...
by Gainward
Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Lessons learned from Snowpocalypse
Replies: 26
Views: 1766

Re: Lessons learned from Snowpocalypse

Ditto on the MRE's. And deffo water. And some sort of caffeine. And ditto x 2 on the tread. Actually, I think I'll just purchase new tires come summer. Wouldn't hurt to buy an AWD car. After this winter, I've told myself I'm so done having a vanilla sedan. Either I'm getting a truck, or something A...
by Gainward
Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Mod My House! Home Security for new home owner
Replies: 66
Views: 7201

Re: Mod My House! Home Security for new home owner

I am surprised there has been so little said about hardening your interior doors. Like an earlier post said I could really care less about my stuff being stolen. Don't get me wrong I still take the proper steps to make sure I'm not an easy victim but what I really care about is keeping badies away f...
by Gainward
Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Advice for a first-time homebuyer
Replies: 74
Views: 3060

Re: Advice for a first-time homebuyer

Also be sure and check all your options when it comes to your mortgage. There is no need at all for a 20% downpayment in a lot of areas. A rural development loan with qualifying income requires no downpayment and requires no mortgage insurance. FHA can be a great option if your area does not qualify...
by Gainward
Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Advice for a first-time homebuyer
Replies: 74
Views: 3060

Re: Advice for a first-time homebuyer

This may have been covered, but hey. I recently bought my first home and I can not stress the need to get your own home inspector. Watch them when they do the inspection if they don't crawl under the house and go in the attic fire them and higher a real inspector. The previous owners of our house ha...
by Gainward
Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4561
Views: 254340

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

I honestly do not believe it is that much of a simplification. Now a large portion of those people may not be able to find comparable employment to what they had before, but there are jobs. Most people just feel like they shouldn't have to do whatever work they can find. Then again maybe I'm just bi...
by Gainward
Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4561
Views: 254340

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

I have to say I just don't put any faith in unemployment numbers. The fact is we are paying people to not work. In the last 3 months I have had 3 employees quit because they didn't like their hours and and 2 I fired because because they wouldn't do their damn jobs and all of them are now drawing une...
by Gainward
Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: New house and got some questions
Replies: 19
Views: 1166

Re: New house and got some questions

Just an update - They accepted our offer! They want to close in the next 2 weeks (yea!) Beyond that we saved enough money off the list price to replace all the windows (it currently has single pane windows), and the guy who is doing that is also going to install out woodstove which saves me a lot of...
by Gainward
Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: experience in buying bug out land?
Replies: 30
Views: 2805

Re: experience in buying bug out land?

Something that has come in ver usefull for me is google maps. Just put in the words real estate and then zoom to the area you are looking for. Not perfect but pretty close. Edit- for instance it took me about 3min to find this little 1 acre plot of land un southern Utah. Quite expensive for a 1 acre...
by Gainward
Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: New house and got some questions
Replies: 19
Views: 1166

Re: New house and got some questions

Thanks for all the info guys! The only concern I have about corn stoves is the need for power to run the blower and hopper. In my area ice storms are a very common thing. 1 or 2 a year at least and ever few years we have one big enough to take down the grid for a couple days. In the area im buying i...
by Gainward
Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: New house and got some questions
Replies: 19
Views: 1166

New house and got some questions

So we put in a bid our first house today (yea!!). We are 100% on getting the house it's just a question of how much at this point. Any way I have a few questions. 1 the house is fully set up for a wood stove but they took the stove out a few years ago. Is this an install I can do my self or should I...
by Gainward
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preserving Important Documents vs. Risking Identity Theft
Replies: 44
Views: 1404

Re: Preserving Important Documents vs. Risking Identity Thef

It's not exactly related to security issues, but keeping a copy of Adobe Reader on my flash drive has saved me many times. It is not part of a basic windows install and when you need it most is when the computer won't be able to open a .pdf
by Gainward
Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mexico becoming a failed state?
Replies: 1248
Views: 80358

Re: Mexico becoming a failed state?

Every time I look at this tread I go buy some more food/water and some more ammo. Then I go home and wonder if Oklahoma will be far enough away when this bubble pops......
by Gainward
Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How Do You Learn Your Area?
Replies: 34
Views: 1797

Re: How Do You Learn Your Area?

Get a weekend job delivering pizza without using a gps. That's how I learned my town when I was a teen.
by Gainward
Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 12 gauge or 30-30
Replies: 50
Views: 2813

Re: 12 gauge or 30-30

Regular Guy wrote:A Rem 870 and a Marlin 30-30 could be had used for about $600. Why not both? Any particular reason?
I will eventually pick up an 870 or smililar shotgun, but atm I just dont have $600 to drop on guns.

anyway here is a pic of the 30-30

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by Gainward
Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 12 gauge or 30-30
Replies: 50
Views: 2813

Re: 12 gauge or 30-30

Thanks for all of the input guys! I went for the 30-30, will post up some pics later. The deciding factor was that the 30-30 is no longer in production and I really felt like it fit my needs best and was the best deal of the two. Down the road I doubt an 870 is going to be too hard to find, but a wi...
by Gainward
Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 12 gauge or 30-30
Replies: 50
Views: 2813

Re: 12 gauge or 30-30

What model of Remington shotgun? If it is an 870, then the options you would have as far as parts and accessories are enormous. You can get slug barrels, rifled or smooth, stocks, you name it. I would be deeply suprised if it is not an 870. It definitly looked like an 870, but I will be honest I di...
by Gainward
Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 12 gauge or 30-30
Replies: 50
Views: 2813

Re: 12 gauge or 30-30

That Winchester 30-30 will be great for deer and everything else you listed. I'm assuming that its the model 94? With Hornady's Leverevolution ammo (160 gr Ballistic Tip) that gun will be capable out to 200 yards...but it mostly depends on how capable you are with open sights. I'm assuming the 12 g...
by Gainward
Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 12 gauge or 30-30
Replies: 50
Views: 2813

12 gauge or 30-30

A older friend of mine who has a very large collection of hunting rifles is selling off a good portion of his collection due to the fact that he just does not use them anymore and has offered to make me a very good deal. I have narrowed it down to a Remington 12 gauge or a lever action Winchester 30...
by Gainward
Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Oil rig explosion & fire near Venice, La.
Replies: 729
Views: 27351

Re: Oil rig explosion & fire near Venice, La.

Great read raptor thanks for that. I agree with you based on that article there are going to be some serious legal issues for some folks.

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