Never forget, even for an instant, that the one and only reason anybody has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldn't allow him to do if you were equipped to prevent it. This goes for burglars, muggers, and rapists, and even more so for policemen, bureaucrats, and politicians.
--Alexander Hope

Stuck on Roof for Katrina

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A good video on footwear from ferfal

Still plugging away at prepping and being self sustained

Well It's been a rough time around here for me health wise,3 weeks ago I turned up with strepp throat ,after about 2 weeks of antibiotics and gargling with salt water I had that whipped then I got a ear infection,one of the most painful things I've ever had.Went to the Doc today and she said the ear canal was infected. She gave me a new scrip and I'm sayin extra prayers that it works it's magic soon.
Meanwhile the chores go on,One of my younger does had a 6 kit litter....yea baby, And a older doe is due any day.The last litter is 8 weeks old and I figure by the time I get these new ones weaned it's butchering time for the 9 in the rabbit condo.So 15 so far and I figure i should get at least another half dozen from the doe ready to drop so my Rabbit stash is coming along nicely,just in time for hurricane season.
I've also been lucky enough for a friend of mine to let me go fishing at his family's private ponds and have caught quite a nice stash of white perch and brim. Since the BP spill I wont eat anything from saltwater.It's a damm shame I'm surrounded by water with some of the best fishing in the world and Man has it contaminated.I have too many problems now to take a chance on tainted fish. At least my freezers are getting quite full and I haven't been going to the store for any meat in quite some time. I need the break as my pockets are almost empty from the Doctors fees.
Also was lucky enough to get a deer this winter so I'm pretty good to go.plenty of sausage and roast.
The garden is starting to produce a little but I must admit I'm disappointed in production because we haven't put the time into it we should have.It seems we have too much going on,not enough time or money to do it right.
We did get a new chicken area built.12x12 all wired in with a 12 ft ceiling.We converted half of the old green house into this area and now I have a hen house to build for the 10 chicks we purchased.I have a little time to get it done because they are still young but plan on getting it done in the next 2 weeks.
I hope everyone else is on track cause I got a feeling we are due for some kind of storm this year,either from mother nature or our politicians.Good luck to all and stay focused on your preps.....

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Staying cool this summer

Now is the time of year to take a little time to do a little preventive maintenance on your a/c if you want to avoid sweating and being at the mercy of a repairman and his costly repair bill. 75% of the time the unit is just dirty.One of the biggest and easiest ways to get efficiency is to clean the condenser coil. Turn off the power source to the outside unit & hose out the coil.Be careful not to bend the fins with excessive nozzle pressure ..If you know someone in the business get some foaming coil cleaner,this really get's it deep down clean.Goggles and gloves are necessary because the foaming type contains acid. Coils must be rinsed off good to prevent corrosion.While your at it remove the cover to the control panel and just look carefully for sign's of burnt connections,very common as a unit get older. A burnt off wire will shut u down and remember these bandits are getting a 100 bucks to show up & they will always try and sell you something. Ask for any parts that need to be replaced, they will think twice if they think u have someone to consult with.I'm not saying that all serviceman are dishonest, but 60% are bandits, no doubt about it.I've been in the business for 30+ years and I know what I'm talking about. Also make sure your inside filter is changed regularly.30 days tops sooner if you are in a dusty area. While your at it clean the coils on your refrigerator,Dirty coils make the machine inefficient and use considerable more power,witch means more money out of your pocket.Get to it ,save some money & and enjoy your cool environment!!