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by NikIniquitous
Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Big step towards self-sufficency.
Replies: 26
Views: 1758

Re: Big step towards self-sufficency.

Way to go! We've got PGT impact resistant (Dade County code compliant) windows and doors. What a HUGE difference they make in your electric bill! Our old place had those crank windows, which never really seal out our fine Florida heat and humidity. Once you get your new windows, get a Wind Mitigati...
by NikIniquitous
Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Replacing Poison Ivy on back fence
Replies: 14
Views: 1502

Re: Replacing Poison Ivy on back fence

Old fashioned lye soap is excellent for washing the rash-inducing oils away. Most drug stores sell some type of poison ivy/oak/sumac soap, too.

Depending upon how much herbicide you used, you may have a tough time getting anything other than weeds to grow there for a while.
by NikIniquitous
Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Big step towards self-sufficency.
Replies: 26
Views: 1758

Re: Big step towards self-sufficency.

Way to go! We've got PGT impact resistant (Dade County code compliant) windows and doors. What a HUGE difference they make in your electric bill! Our old place had those crank windows, which never really seal out our fine Florida heat and humidity. Once you get your new windows, get a Wind Mitigatio...
by NikIniquitous
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Do you have a reputation?
Replies: 107
Views: 5413

Re: Do you have a reputation?

I somehow have the reputation for being "nice" (I know HOW to be nice). And then something happens that makes people reevaluate their opinion of me.

Last week, the new neighbor was over, CRYING to my husband because I don't like her. I think she's afraid of me, too.

Perfect. :mrgreen:
by NikIniquitous
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bug Out From Suburbia
Replies: 23
Views: 1155

Re: Bug Out From Suburbia

There is but one main road on my little piece of paradise, with a bridge at either end. If neither of those are viable options, one could take a boat across the back bay to the mainland. Or swim. The greatest hazard would be sand bars and other boaters. Gators don't like salt water, and I'm not in c...
by NikIniquitous
Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Police response time was about 3 minutes. *Update*
Replies: 55
Views: 1590

Re: Police response time was about 3 minutes. *Update*

In my quiet neighborhood, some jackass spring breakers decided to shoot fireworks at 1130pm on a weekday. There was a shouted conversation that carried perfectly. Random neighbor #1 : Shut the fuck up, I'm trying to sleep! Jackass springbreaker : Hahaha! We're going to fire these off all night! Rand...
by NikIniquitous
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Drunken 'chav' vs my girlfriend in the woods today
Replies: 51
Views: 6108

Re: Drunken 'chav' vs my girlfriend in the woods today

How old do you have to be before you start telling kids to dress properly and pull there pants up. Good gods, that is the STUPIDEST fashion I have ever seen! I wonder how many of them would wear their pants down around their thighs with their underwear sticking out if they realized it was Prison Co...
by NikIniquitous
Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Another Road Rage incident
Replies: 29
Views: 1341

Re: Another Road Rage incident

Seems to me that more and more these days, drivers determine right of way by vehicle size rather than any pre-established rules. Hey, if your car/truck is bigger than mine and you decide to merge into my lane, I'm most likely going to let you. Of course, I'm going to have a few choice words to say ...
by NikIniquitous
Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Apple pie with cinnamon bacon lattice top. YES, BACON PIE.
Replies: 22
Views: 654

Re: Apple pie with cinnamon bacon lattice top. YES, BACON PIE.

That's just wrong, on too many levels.... :wink:
by NikIniquitous
Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Making Yogurt: 10/26 update with pics/results
Replies: 53
Views: 1774

Re: Making Yogurt

You can also use pectin to thicken your yogurt. It's in the baking aisle with the canning supplies. :mrgreen:
by NikIniquitous
Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Caffeine Junky!
Replies: 22
Views: 1061

Re: Caffeine Junky!

I suppose if you had a syrup of super-caffeinated soda/energy drink and put it in the dehydrator, you could make "caffeine leather" ... wonder how much caffeine you could pack into that stuff?

Who's going to try it?
by NikIniquitous
Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Caffeine Junky!
Replies: 22
Views: 1061

Caffeine Junky!

Energy Fiend tells you how much caffeine (and sugar) is in everything we love to eat and drink.

Any site that can tell you how many caffeinated beverages it will take to kill you has my vote! :mrgreen:

.... DAMN, that's a LOT of chocolate milk! :shock:
by NikIniquitous
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: I'm not worried about Zombies ...
Replies: 41
Views: 2053

Re: I'm not worried about Zombies ...

I have the next best thing to Neighborhood Watch: Nosy Neighbors. :mrgreen:
by NikIniquitous
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Anyone make awsome biscuits and gravy?
Replies: 47
Views: 2303

Re: Anyone make awsome biscuits and gravy?

At the risk of being run out of ZS on a rail :wink: I make vegetarian gravy. 1/2 cup of chopped onion 1 clove of minced garlic 3 sundried tomato halves, chopped 1 teaspoon of thyme Salt and pepper to taste Add 1/2 package of seasoned TVP, like...Morning Star Meal Starters (in the Frozen section). Sa...
by NikIniquitous
Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Hemp
Replies: 65
Views: 2178

Re: Hemp

There's plenty of species of hemp that arent also weed. Those are all legal. Really? Can you give me chapter and verse? In the UK, it is possible to grow hemp, but it requires special goverment permission AFAIK. Not gonna be granted to a survivalist on their tod. Hemp is a very useful plant, and if...
by NikIniquitous
Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Hemp
Replies: 65
Views: 2178

Re: Hemp

Presently, it's illegal to GROW hemp in the United States. Although it's perfectly legal to use the fiber and oil (I think). Lovely Catch 22 we have there.
by NikIniquitous
Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Earthworm Magic in the Garden
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: Earthworm Magic in the Garden

JibbaJabba wrote:Image

Who knew he had such a green thumb??
Earthworm Jim FTMFW!
by NikIniquitous
Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Earthworm Magic in the Garden
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Earthworm Magic in the Garden

In my latest edition of Florida Gardening there was a great article about earthworms and all the benefits of having them in your garden. It’s not available online, so here goes: Worms at Work By Monica Brandies Most of us know that earthworms are a gardener’s best friend. But we continue to be amaze...
by NikIniquitous
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Places I learned I can't carry my EDC (or any bag)
Replies: 88
Views: 4100

Re: Places I learned I can't carry my EDC (or any bag)

My purse is a backpack. Not one of those little cute girly ones; a backpack. I take it everywhere, even into the grocery store that has the sign that says "All backpacks must be left here," and no one has ever said anything. If I'm flying, yes I put the Gerber in the checked luggage. I've never had ...
by NikIniquitous
Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Woodland BDU conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 3203

Re: Woodland BDU conversion

Yeah, those laces ROCK!
by NikIniquitous
Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: my new RRA M4gery
Replies: 23
Views: 1058

Re: my new RRA M4gery

Ooooh and it goes so well with a little black dress :mrgreen:
by NikIniquitous
Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Euro-Hurricane!
Replies: 25
Views: 1111

Re: Euro-Hurricane!

The only other thing I'd consider would be to board up my windows. But quite frankly, I don't think a bit of plywood is going to save my windows much when everything the size of a pebble becomes a moving missile. Anything thinner than 3/4 inch plywood is a waste of time and money. Here on my island...
by NikIniquitous
Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6662
Views: 314498

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Bought a Black and Decker 400 watt power inverter. Bought a 6 gallon water jug (now I have 15 gallons in reserve, plus the 12 pack of bottles). Another roll of duct tape and an XO can opener for the Hurricane Kit, so I don't have to worry about getting one out of the drawer when we evac. Bought the ...
by NikIniquitous
Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What did you forget?
Replies: 29
Views: 1372

Re: What did you forget?

Coldhaven wrote:
NikIniquitous wrote:Plastic bowls. Damn hard to microwave soup in a plate.

Yes, my bug-out location is a hotel...sue me.
What if the hotel looses power? No microwave. Then again, cold soup is still edible.
All my "hurricane food" is edible cold. LOTS better hot though :mrgreen:

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