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In the absence of our host, I’ll open Sunday

I’ll begin with continued hope and prayers that both our host and OFD make speedy and complete recoveries. I hope that everyone got an extra hour’s rest this AM? I have no real insights from my trip, but will note … Continue reading

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Guest post, some thoughts on radios, and why it’s hard to get a straight answer from a ham…

In response to this question- “@nick You seem well-informed on the subject, so what are YOUR recommendations for someone looking to just get a few radios?” I’ve consolidated some of yesterday’s discussion in one place.   ————————————————————————————— The important question … Continue reading

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The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, or a prepper goes to a large public event- guest post by Nick

Ok time for the rodeo report. Firstly, in Houston, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a BIG DEAL(tm). It lasts for several weeks, has a fixed carnival and exhibition hall, concerts every night, art galleries, wine tasting, BBQ competitions, … Continue reading

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Monday, 10 October 2016

09:17 – Barbara was out doing some work in the yard yesterday when she was attacked by our black walnut tree. The winds were gusty, and walnuts started dropping in droves. At least one nailed her. There are hundreds of … Continue reading

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Saturday, 13 August 2016 Home made first aid kits

Based on comments from a previous post, here is some discussion of basic first aid kits. FWIW, I like to build my basic kits and my much more capable ‘car kits’ around a makeup organizer or a toiletries organizer. I … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

11:07 – It was 13F (-10.5C) when Barbara took Colin out the first time this morning. Our temperatures are to moderate somewhat over the next few days. We may even have highs above freezing, and the lows are to be … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

13:41 – Oh, boy. I just tried to extract my most recent data backups from two flash drives. Both files blow up with an error message. I’ll try earlier versions from the flash drives. If those don’t work. I have … Continue reading

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Sunday, 6 December 2015

12:32 – We got moved up to Sparta on Friday. Two moving vans worth of stuff. The only casualty was my main desktop PC, which now claims not to be able to find a bootable disk. I may be able … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

07:52 – We’ve had two incidents over the last couple days of drunk drivers driving the wrong way on Interstates. In one of them, a 20-year-old UNC student killed three people, including a 6-year-old girl. He’s been released to house … Continue reading

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Saturday, 25 July 2015

08:55 – Last night I started reading Last Light by Terri Blackstock, Book One in the Restoration series. Ugh. Turns out it’s a fundie religious PA book. Religious porn like this needs to have a prominent label to warn normal … Continue reading

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