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    I did a time swap this week. Picked 4 1/2 bushels of pears and split them with a friend in exchange for the canning and jars for half. We managed to get 47 out of the 94 pints total and a lesson in canning. All the potted herbs are in and under the grow light. Split 1/2 cord of the most twisted maple I've ever seen.
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    Splitting maple = good. Splitting twisted maple = not so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Splitting maple = good. Splitting twisted maple = not so good.
    Sounds like time for some Aleve
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    Gathered some mushrooms and dried them... Also bought cheap noodles. It's hard time, being a student...
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    I've been a student of something my whole life. You're right.

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    lets see, i made six and a half traps and a paracord handle for a knife.
    its still early in the week though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I've been a student of something my whole life. You're right.
    Oh, but in a university, living off student allowances(do you type it like that?)... 450e/month + loan 300e/month. -rent 400e/month, -bills 200e/month, -school books 50e/month. 100e to live/month... Not much buying new knives and shotguns...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCO View Post
    Oh, but in a university, living off student allowances(do you type it like that?)... 450e/month + loan 300e/month. -rent 400e/month, -bills 200e/month, -school books 50e/month. 100e to live/month... Not much buying new knives and shotguns...
    Add 4 kids and a wife to that, and you know where I came from. Glad I finally finished, hence the name, finallyME. Now I just have to pay back all the debt incurred because of school.
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    split some oak and found a few fatwood logs. split em up and put them under my little shelter i made.
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    I was lucky in that regard. I also went at night while working and raising a family. Fortunately, my company had a liberal education reimbursement policy. As long as you made an A or B in the class they paid for it. Yes, they paid for all my classes. See? I knew what you were thinking even before you thought it....I am the Minister of Science after all.

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    Today? Among a few other tasks, a friend helped me install 12 smoke-carbon monoxide detectors with escape lights. Main floor, basement. attic, and garage. They're on a dedicated circuit and all have battery back-up. We also hung or placed 7 ABC fire extinguishers throughout the house.
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    Bump.... Added another 200 rounds of 5.56 "penetrator" ammo and another 100 rounds for my 30.06. Finally recieved my dehyd. buckets from costco.
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    Just got back from Wal Mart. Picked up the limit of 6 boxes of assorted shells and ammo. Just in case I can ever afford to replace my guns, because they were all stolen.
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    I was in Gander Mountain this week and they have every size and shape of ammo that has ever been made. I walked into Walmart and the ammo shelves looked like a ghost town. Something ain't right with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I was in Gander Mountain this week and they have every size and shape of ammo that has ever been made. I walked into Walmart and the ammo shelves looked like a ghost town. Something ain't right with that.
    I read (may have been here, may have been someplace else) that one of the contributing factors of Walmart's shelves being slow to restock is due in part to the manufacturers being able to demand higher prices from other retailers, whereas with Walmart, their suppliers contract has set pricing and minimum supply amounts. As long as they stick to their supply levels dictated by their contract, and the nation-wide demand is still high - they can make a bit more profit supplying other retailers. Gee - Walmart keeping prices low (they could have easily raised their ammunition prices) so that those of us on a budget can still afford stuff. Kind of nice I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I was in Gander Mountain this week and they have every size and shape of ammo that has ever been made. I walked into Walmart and the ammo shelves looked like a ghost town. Something ain't right with that.
    Rick as I posted before. Due to their contracts prior to elections. Walmart gets there ammo at a heavy discount like 1oo rounds of winchester 9mm ammo for $ 14.95 that sells for $19.95. That same ammo for 50 rounds will sell to other dealers for $ 17.00 (average). So the manufatureer's only send walmart chain wide the minimum to meet the contract. I have a friend that is a salesman for winchester that told me when contract renewal time comes around again it is unlikely they will offer walmart a renewal. Due mostly to prices.
    If by what I have learned over the years, allow me to help one person to start to prepare. If all the mistakes I have made, let me give one person the wisdom that allows them to save their life or the life of a loved one in an emergency. Then I will truly know that all the work I have done will have been worth every minute.

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    winchester does not make enough .358 to go around, thus rendering one rifle practicaly useless. never mind reloading components.
    the prices they charge for their crap is outrageous!
    anyway, this weeks' prep is a cut-off shotgun barrel, a fixed snowmobile and one cord of wood cut & split.
    Last edited by crashdive123; 11-08-2009 at 07:37 PM.

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    I guess you did post that. Must be an age thing. If I could just remember what goes before memory. Hmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I guess you did post that. Must be an age thing. If I could just remember what goes before memory. Hmmmm.

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