Monthly Archives: February 2015

Saturday, 28 February 2015

08:16 – The supply of 5.56/.223 ammo is already drying up. I just checked Cabela’s for 5.56/.223 ammunition, and it seems that they’re no longer selling it on their website. I suspect that Emperor Obama’s diktat may have something to … Continue reading

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Friday, 27 February 2015

07:59 – Well, Obama couldn’t get congress to ban AR-pattern rifles, so now he’s trying to ban ammunition for them by executive order on the basis that 5.56/.223 ball ammunition can be fired from pistols and therefore qualifies as banned … Continue reading

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Thursday, 26 February 2015

08:08 – They changed the forecast. Yesterday morning, they were predicting 3 to 6 inches, but in the afternoon they changed that to 5 to 8 inches. We ended up getting maybe 3+ inches here of wet snow. The roads … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

08:51 – If you believe the BBC, which is always risky, rats may have been getting a bad rap all these years. A new paper reports that rats were not the carriers of the Black Death. Instead, it was apparently … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

07:30 – We woke up this morning to find everything covered in white. We got an inch or two of snow overnight, which no one had forecast. Light snow is to continue for the next few hours, with an additional … Continue reading

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Monday, 23 February 2015

09:48 – Work continues on science kits and the prepping book. With the amount of text I’m generating for the prepping book, I decided I really have no choice but to break it into two volumes. The first will cover … Continue reading

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Sunday, 22 February 2015

07:57 – Embarrassing prepper moment. While I was doing laundry yesterday, Barbara asked me to bring up some food from downstairs. Canned chicken, spaghetti sauce, applesauce, cream of mushroom soup, and beef broth. I got everything but the last item, … Continue reading

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Saturday, 21 February 2015

09:19 – As usual for February, I’m starting to feel like the Maytag Repairman. For the first third of the month, we were shipping science kits at a decent rate, but the middle third was a complete washout. This final … Continue reading

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Friday, 20 February 2015

10:18 – Yesterday, I received the Baofeng UV-82 dual-band HT that I ordered Monday from Amazon. Even ignoring the $37 price, it’s an impressive looking piece of equipment. It’s not a Yaesu or an Icom, but you can get five … Continue reading

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Thursday, 19 February 2015

08:02 – It didn’t get as cold here last night as it was supposed to. The forecast was for 2F (-17C), but the actual low was about 10F (-12C). The forecast low tonight is 0F (-18C). We’ll see. Saturday we’re … Continue reading

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