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by tedbeau
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 46
Views: 6017

Re: Repair Wins

My daughter bought her first house two years ago and since she has a lot of property she bought a used riding mower. The thing ran ok but was burning lots of gas, as in over two gallons to cut an acre I found a replacement carburetor online for 20 dollars. It took about 30 minutes to put on and prob...
by tedbeau
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Would we still have water & power if COVID-2019 comes to the U.S.?
Replies: 13
Views: 2071

Re: Would we still have water & power if COVID-2019 comes to the U.S.?

Would we still have water & power if COVID-2019 comes to the U.S.? Yes. A repertory virus isn't going to keep everyone home from their jobs, hell a blizzard doesn't keep everyone home from their jobs. it is just another click bait title. Not meaning to troll you, and not “everyone” was kept home fr...
by tedbeau
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Prep WINS - Post YOUR Prep related wins and saves!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2205

Re: Prep WINS - Post YOUR Prep related wins and saves!!!

When they issued the stay at home order here because of covid19 I decided to go through my emergency supplies to see what I might need to pick up. I haven't been really diligent in updating supplies as often as I should. I pulled some of my AK mags out and loaded them up just in case. I found a pack...
by tedbeau
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 619
Views: 105352

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

With all the craziness going on I decided to go through my preps which I really haven’t been updating like I should have been. Found quite a few items that are useful. Two packs of toilet paper, 60 face mask two bottles of hand sanitizer and a box of cliff bars I decided to use the cliff bars to ext...
by tedbeau
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!
Replies: 126
Views: 26998

Re: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!

The ridiculous part has a lot to do with the price tag and not so much to do with the contents. https://www.preppi.co/collections/frontpage/products/the-prepster-black-ultra-survival-bag?variant=34911933383 Wow. That is really pricey. :shock: Yeah but you can get it monogrammed! So that makes sense...
by tedbeau
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: So, how are you keeping your pants up when carrying?
Replies: 45
Views: 5488

Re: So, how are you keeping your pants up when carrying?

What works really well for me is using Perry suspenders They clip on to your belt and keep your pants up They way I wear them is I wear a tee shirt tucked into my pants then I have my pants with a stiff gun belt (cabela’s Double Duty) the Perry suspenders clip onto the belt I then wear a polo shirt ...
by tedbeau
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: PREP FAILURE: THE WALL OF SHAME
Replies: 416
Views: 78201

Re: PREP FAILURE: THE WALL OF SHAME

This happened about a year ago, I'm entering a retail store that shall remain unnamed (starts with W ends with Mart) Even the best of us go to Walmart every once in while. But you know what you did wrong and you know how to avoid it in the future. Also they did not steal your phone so good on you f...
by tedbeau
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?
Replies: 34
Views: 8489

Re: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?

I was a board member, then Vice President, then President of the high school Athletic Booster Club. We ran the concessions stands at games, and held a weekly bingo fund raiser. I did that for about eight years total, (four after my daughters had graduated). Now I am the IDPA match director for my gu...
by tedbeau
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: World War Flea - the Flea Apocolpsye in Real time
Replies: 49
Views: 11753

Re: World War Flea - the Flea Apocolpsye in Real time

Another agent you might consider using on them is diatomaceous earth. Works similar to the other substances by drying them out, but the little silica diatoms are also quite sharp and abrasive, and they get inside the cracks of the exoskeletons and scratch the little buggers up. Sorry for the thread...
by tedbeau
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: PREP FAILURE: THE WALL OF SHAME
Replies: 416
Views: 78201

Re: PREP FAILURE: THE WALL OF SHAME

All, the hallowed hall with the Wall of Shame. Lets put my picture, right ....there.... Sat through the hurricane with power for most of it. Lost power around 1p local. At 5p decided it was time to wake the Genny up. Rolled it out back, and cranked it up. Enjoyed the power and fans and freezer... f...
by tedbeau
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Which Shotgun, Rifle and Four Wheel Drive?
Replies: 25
Views: 3647

Re: Which Shotgun, Rifle and Four Wheel Drive?

Well, what I have now,If I'm talking, Practical, I just checked out a Remington 870 express, 20 gauge, for my daughter to learn to shoot trap. She wants to hunt her new black Lab Pup. Since she seems recoil sensitive I opted for the 20 gauge. My gun club has a supply of long guns that members can ch...
by tedbeau
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 619
Views: 105352

Home made zucchini bread or Amish friendship bread

Baked and vacuum bag sealed October 2008 consumed September 2019 so just before it's 11th anniversary My wife used to make both Amish friendship bread and zucchini bread when she had more time to bake. I found this one in the back of the basement freezer. I am not sure if it's the amish or zucchini....
by tedbeau
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Has anyone heard of scaring sticks
Replies: 2
Views: 2057

Re: Has anyone heard of scaring sticks

First I have heard of them, Interesting idea. makes a lot of sense. It does remind me of a great article I read a few years ago about funneling game. The author mentioned an example he noticed concerning elk. They had a fence around their property and one time a small tree fell on the fence. It push...
by tedbeau
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: what I bought today
Replies: 1
Views: 1124

what I bought today

I haven't been very active on this sight in a while, but decided to start updating some of my preps. I thought there used to be a topic thread, "What have you brought to day for your prepping" I see that thread in the Bug out forum, but didn't see it here. Anyways, here's an update from me. The last...
by tedbeau
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: PREP FAILURE: THE WALL OF SHAME
Replies: 416
Views: 78201

Re: PREP FAILURE: THE WALL OF SHAME

I discovered i kind of big fail on my part a few days ago, although only semi prepping-related... I lost my phone on Friday (after a bit too much beer). Now the phone in itself is not too big a loss, but after sobering up i realized that on most of my secure log-ins like my online bank and all onli...
by tedbeau
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Poll time! You are the first newly installed air marshall.
Replies: 25
Views: 6940

Re: Poll time! You are the first newly installed air marshall.

Ill take the judge. I can conceal it in a fake arm cast, which would be an excuse to have conversations with the sexy stewardess a bout suspicious characters in first class. Since this is going to be made into a movie my catch phrase is going to be "here come da judge!" Oh and the #4 shot will take ...
by tedbeau
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 619
Views: 105352

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

So I have had a pouch of the Old El Paso ready to eat Chicken Queso Tortilla stuffer in the cupboards for a while. Last weekend I was home alone and wondering what to have for lunch. I grabbed the pouch and checked the date. Good until June 2016. I can't find a picture of the particular meal, but th...
by tedbeau
Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: The Convenient Inconvenient Store
Replies: 22
Views: 2874

Re: The Convenient Inconvenient Store

A phone card. I'm calling my people for a ride, telling them to bring spare gear, and then we go retrieve my gear. There's several people I don't save the number in my phone for to force me to keep their numbers memorized. It's bailed me out a few times when something went wrong with my phone or ba...
by tedbeau
Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: The Convenient Inconvenient Store
Replies: 22
Views: 2874

Re: The Convenient Inconvenient Store

They don't sell backpacks at any of my convenience stores. So actually carrying anything for 75 miles is gonna be difficult. 2) two litre jugs of anything, that I dump out and fill with water. Bungie cord set, I use to tie the necks of the bottles so I can carry them over my shoulders. Any souvenir...
by tedbeau
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: When TV shows and movies get it wrong
Replies: 89
Views: 10709

Re: When TV shows and movies get it wrong

So it's a 9mm. While on the subject of the Walking Dead, last Sunday's episode has Eagen calling Carl's AK a machine gun, EDITED to add, gee I was sure it was an AK, but sure enough the TWD web site has pictures of him holding an AR at LEAST twice while they are sitting in his room. They do show Ro...
by tedbeau
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: When TV shows and movies get it wrong
Replies: 89
Views: 10709

Re: When TV shows and movies get it wrong

The Walking Dead - S. 7, Ep. 4 - Service Original air date: 13 Nov. 2016 Rosita disposes of a small group of walkers to acquire a gun, which is empty. The gun is small, looks like Bersa Thunder .380 (if some one knows, please post). Meanwhile at Alexandria, Neegan and Co. seize all of Rick and Co.'...
by tedbeau
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: When TV shows and movies get it wrong
Replies: 89
Views: 10709

Re: When TV shows and movies get it wrong

The Walking Dead - S. 7, Ep. 4 - Service Original air date: 13 Nov. 2016 Perhaps it was just me, but it appeared that Michonne took 8-9 shots with that 5-shot bolt gun, and the last 3 without manipulating the bolt...or maybe there was a magazine with 10 rounds that I didn't see and she has trained ...
by tedbeau
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Time for a newl Poll: Now with 50% more sand
Replies: 14
Views: 2486

Re: Time for a newl Poll: Now with 50% more sand

I chose the 1911 not my first choice but the best on the list I would try to use it to capture a better weapon

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