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Old 01-24-2011, 15:27   #176
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Old 01-24-2011, 16:48   #177
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Been a while since I updated.

Started socking away money again. Maintained our debt-free status, but hadn't been saving alot since the baby.

Stashed several hundred dollars in cash around the house.

Took a tactical handgun glass.

Been working out 3-4 days a week for a little over 3 weeks now.

Purchased a few boxes of .45 HP.

Made 13 waterproof firestarters out of matches, cardboard and gulf wax. Tested 1. Burned for about 3 minutes with a lot of heat.

Picked up my small generator from my buddy that was getting it up and running again.
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Old 01-24-2011, 18:38   #178
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Acquired a Mr Heater Big Buddy heater.

IT uses either one or two 1lb throwaways, or if you can find one,
a hose with adapter to a 20lb BBQ bottle cylinder.

I only managed to wipe out WalMart of their last dozen or so double-packed Coleman (Worthington) cylinder pairs.

Inefficient, I know. I will eventually find a BBQ bottle hose and a way to route it outdoors.

Meantime, I can heat the house in an emergency. Each pair of
1 lb'ers can go 12 hours on the low setting (4000 btu)

With that kind of endurance, I can set it in the basement in the large utility room and keep the pipes from freezing over.

For a short duration, 3 hours max, I can crank it up to 18000 btu. Pretty expensive though. They cylinder pairs at WM
were $5.12. About double the price of propane in BBQ bottles and that's twice the price of bulk propane delivered.

Now I have more than just electric and a low efficiency fireplace.

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Old 01-25-2011, 01:49   #179
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Acquired a Mr Heater Big Buddy heater.

IT uses either one or two 1lb throwaways, or if you can find one,
a hose with adapter to a 20lb BBQ bottle cylinder.

I only managed to wipe out WalMart of their last dozen or so double-packed Coleman (Worthington) cylinder pairs.

Inefficient, I know. I will eventually find a BBQ bottle hose and a way to route it outdoors.

Meantime, I can heat the house in an emergency. Each pair of
1 lb'ers can go 12 hours on the low setting (4000 btu)

With that kind of endurance, I can set it in the basement in the large utility room and keep the pipes from freezing over.

For a short duration, 3 hours max, I can crank it up to 18000 btu. Pretty expensive though. They cylinder pairs at WM
were $5.12. About double the price of propane in BBQ bottles and that's twice the price of bulk propane delivered.

Now I have more than just electric and a low efficiency fireplace.
Look into getting an adapter to fill those canisters from a larger tank.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...GFWZFP30TX0TR5
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:31   #180
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Look into getting an adapter to fill those canisters from a larger tank.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...GFWZFP30TX0TR5
I held one in my hands last night at Tractor Supply.

I passed on it. Most 1 lbers' have a warning against doing this.

It may just be boilerplate, but gas is something I won't tinker with.

I do not trust the process, or me handling it, anyway. Any kaBOOM would take all the savings out of the routine.

I am considering drilling a hole to outside to pass the line thru so the
cylinder could sit outside and the hose could be used to feed the
heater.
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:08   #181
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thank you for the posting

Somewhere I have the old tool for refilling 1 pound containers. It is very dangerous to refill. I don't recommend it for people who don't know what they are doing. Hint. You never refill a container while inside any structure or near any source of existing or potential flame.

I just bought one of the new fangled refill devices and it will go into storage for shtf. I don't intend to use the device before shtf

Well, I went to Amazon.com to buy. In buying I needed to add an item so I will relate about it. Benoxyl peroxide is an old substance in the form of cream or soap sold legally in most states. A couple of progressive states have made it difficult for even doctors to prescribe this old product. If you have non cancerous growths, spots and so forth on your skin, this product works very well. Incidentally, another old fashioned product that is no longer readily available is 5% pine tar soap It worked in Mississippi when you took bath outdoors in a wash tub and scrubbed all over and rinsed off.
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Old 01-27-2011, 13:22   #182
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I've seen a pine tar shampoo, supposed to be good if you have dandruff or something.
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Old 01-27-2011, 17:44   #183
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Some 9mm ammo and some 90% silver dimes.
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Old 01-27-2011, 18:31   #184
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I held one in my hands last night at Tractor Supply.

I passed on it. Most 1 lbers' have a warning against doing this.

It may just be boilerplate, but gas is something I won't tinker with.

I do not trust the process, or me handling it, anyway. Any kaBOOM would take all the savings out of the routine.

I am considering drilling a hole to outside to pass the line thru so the
cylinder could sit outside and the hose could be used to feed the
heater.
I picked up one of these as well this month and like it. It's good as a 3rd backup for heat in the house, but I use it primarily so I can warm the garage (to hit golf balls). Wally World has the adaptors so I picked one up for $20. The small cylinders were just getting too expensive.
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Old 01-29-2011, 15:05   #185
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Bought some slugs for the shotgun.

Packed up more potato flakes and milk powder in 5G buckets (w/gamma lids).

Bought more Spam (they had bacon flavor - bonus!).
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Old 01-29-2011, 17:01   #186
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got my go to AR carbine out to 400 yards today. i definately need more practice at distance but am still more than accurate enough out to 400 with american eagle xm855 and a stock stag a3 with a millett dms scope.

i know its not much but most assume they are much better at distance than they really are.

will be getting a sams club membership tomorrow to start filling my first 7 buckets for long term. and starting the Dave Ramsey plan of saving money and getting debt free. very basic info that i knew but i appreciate how he explained which step to do first and why. ive been doing similar in a different order and not making progress as steady as id like.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:54   #187
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got my go to AR carbine out to 400 yards today. i definately need more practice at distance but am still more than accurate enough out to 400 with american eagle xm855 and a stock stag a3 with a millett dms scope.

i know its not much but most assume they are much better at distance than they really are.

will be getting a sams club membership tomorrow to start filling my first 7 buckets for long term. and starting the Dave Ramsey plan of saving money and getting debt free. very basic info that i knew but i appreciate how he explained which step to do first and why. ive been doing similar in a different order and not making progress as steady as id like.
Good job at the 400 yard range! I shoot 200 with my AR's and could maybe shoot 300 but 400 yards is fantastic.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:59   #188
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Today, my birthday present from my wife was a Garmin eTrex Legend. So I need suggestions on software downloads. Obviously a mapping program for my region. Do they make trail maps as well?
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:19   #189
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Started clearing space and shopping for shelves. I've got an area under a staircase in the garage that I plan to dedicate to supply storage - mainly foods.

It seems ideal since it's a drive under garage that is surrounded by earth on 3 sides (4th side is the garage doors). The area stays cool in the summer and doesn't get too cold in the winter.
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Old 01-30-2011, 15:46   #190
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Asked the guy at the meat department at my local grocery store if he'd give me a better deal on the ground beef they had on sale if I bought a large enough quantity. To my surprise, he said yes. Got 50# for $1.49/#. Took it home, repackaged it into bricks, vacuum sealed it, and tucked it away in the deep freeze.

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Old 01-30-2011, 17:16   #191
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Made a Cabela's run; was hoping to pickup a Remington 700 SPS Tactical, but had to get a rain check, should be in about 2 weeks.

Also got an order I placed for MREs and 9 cans of Mountain House. Installed some new shop lights for reloading 10 months of the year, and starting my garden the other 2 months.
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Old 02-03-2011, 15:19   #193
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Ditto what lawman800 said. See first aid thread.

Found a spare wick for the oil/kero lamp in the LR

Found a cheap source of SPAM and Underwood deviled ham: Wal Mart!

I know, who knew, right?

Reviewed spare stove and alternate cook methods along with
lighting down in the sporting good section.

Made a list for after I get my next gig.
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Old 02-03-2011, 20:10   #194
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fired up my propane heaters, just in case the cold weather does something to our electricity. kids loved it, thought it was cool. good to remind them of what not to touch when we really need them.
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Ditto what lawman800 said. See first aid thread.

Found a spare wick for the oil/kero lamp in the LR

Found a cheap source of SPAM and Underwood deviled ham: Wal Mart!

I know, who knew, right?

Reviewed spare stove and alternate cook methods along with
lighting down in the sporting good section.

Made a list for after I get my next gig.

Walmart brand Spam is made by SPAM, the plant code is the same on both of them. I hit walmart tonight and grabbed another $25 worth of groceries.
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Walmart brand Spam is made by SPAM, the plant code is the same on both of them. I hit walmart tonight and grabbed another $25 worth of groceries.
Interesting, not surprising though.

What is really weird is I went to the SPAM site and they advertise at
least FOUR flavors I ve never seen before, or available ANYWHERE,
so it seems.

Has anyone ever seen in the store any of these SPAM variants:

Hot and Spicy (made with tabasco sauce)
Garlic
Black Pepper
Spam 'n Cheese

???

It can be mail ordered for 2.75 a can but the actual act of doing that
would just be...bizarre...

Has anyone ever had the test market for SPAM hot dogs?
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Wow - I haven't had SPAM in eons.

How does it taste these days?
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Asked the guy at the meat department at my local grocery store if he'd give me a better deal on the ground beef they had on sale if I bought a large enough quantity. To my surprise, he said yes. Got 50# for $1.49/#. Took it home, repackaged it into bricks, vacuum sealed it, and tucked it away in the deep freeze.

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Hey read your blog page also. Had a couple of ideas ...

One: I wonder if you've ever thought of canning the meat. There are at least two advantages to canning one it's preservation is not dependant upon electric. And it's cooked ready to heat and eat or it can even be eaten cold if no heat is readily available.

Two:Wonder if you might be able to get a bigger, better, discount if they didn't have to package the ground meat with styrofoam and cellophane. You could supply some sort of bulk container for it thereby saving them that extra cost of packaging.

Just some thoughts.

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Wow - I haven't had SPAM in eons.

How does it taste these days?
Same as it always has. My only real fascination with it is its long term storage ability, clean, hygenic, hermetically sealed real meat protein that can be eaten cold or cooked.

I have some adverse issues with both the product and company, but
lets just say it serves its purpose. I eat no more than necessary to maintain stock rotation, or if I'm out of deli ham but have leftover
cheese to complete a sandwich.

The fact they have other more jazzy flavor variants makes it easier
to stomach too. The Spicy variety sounds interesting. I intend to
have as flavorable a shelter as possible.
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Same as it always has. My only real fascination with it is its long term storage ability, clean, hygenic, hermetically sealed real meat protein that can be eaten cold or cooked.

I have some adverse issues with both the product and company, but
lets just say it serves its purpose. I eat no more than necessary to maintain stock rotation, or if I'm out of deli ham but have leftover
cheese to complete a sandwich.

The fact they have other more jazzy flavor variants makes it easier
to stomach too. The Spicy variety sounds interesting. I intend to
have as flavorable a shelter as possible.
All I remember of SPAM is my granny slicing up and sticking it on some bread with some mustard and cheese. It was ok back then! LOL
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