Thursday, December 31, 2009

You had to ask







Since I have to clean these anyway today. You asked for something bigger?
Colt, Smith & Wesson, and Ruger all represented.
See Ya



Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Almost the end of the Year

Well that time again.....the year ends, and another year begins. The one thing you can't stop. Time marches on. With all the government crap going on 2010 will still arrive. What it will bring nobody knows.

What New Years Resolutions will we break first? Will they be the same we make every year?
For me this coming year will seem a lot different. No house or condo to take care of. No business to worry about how to keep running with the new government mandates. Freedom really seems great.

No Resolutions to make, just a to do list:

1. Find that elusive 5-10 acres I want so bad. (Maybe even out of Florida)

2. Consolidate all the preps in one place (Why number 1 is needed)

3. Install solar, and spare batteries on MH

4. Move my second safe to join the first one.

5. Build the new reloading benches.

6. Set up the 4 Dillon presses, and 3 Rock Crusher's.

7. Sort and prep the four 5 gallon buckets of brass.

8. Get back to reloading 2000 rounds of something each week.

9. Check the preps for rotation, and inventory.(sucks when they are in 3 places)

10. Go to the range at least once a week. (ha ha this is a given & reason for #6)

11. Enjoy my Freedom.

12. And last but not least hope every one survives, and we some how get past this mess.

I received my new bill from our friendly tax collector Diane Nelson for the privilege to drive my van, truck, and car. Since Florida like many other states are broke they have to find new ways to steal our money. They know we still need to drive so that makes it easier for them. But damn did they have to DOUBLE it? Then rub salt in the wound by offering you to renew for two years. Like everybody will do that. And no I don't need some smart ass telling me I have to many or I could walk. All are paid for, and if you add up all the sales taxes, and plate fees, on all cars and trucks in the same position on the road today the state does quite well.

Just saying for example if the price of Pepsi doubled people would not buy it. But the Bastards(excuse my French) know you will drive. So I bite the bullet, and pay up....Still sucks.

On a bright note: May everyone have a Happy New Year.
God Bless.
See Ya

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Off to the range I go

I have this deal with Santa. I give him milk and cookies, and he gives me guns and ammo. I should really up date him to Jack Daniels, and steak.

This year he has added another 22 to the safe, with 5,000 rounds of ammo. How can you not like Santa? I sure believe in him.

Smith & Wesson 22A/22S Sport Series Target Pistol. Life just keeps getting better. Off to the range I go. Ho Ho Ho Darn 5,000 rounds are heavy. Be lighter on the way home.

See Ya

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thoughts to Ponder

I have hunted and fished all my life. Living in the woods for extended times with just what we carried in.

I read a lot of prepper sites, and realize that I have always been a prepper. Our house always had at least a month's supply of staples. Venison usually lasted year to year. Adequate cloths, and since I always loved tools, and guns those are in great supply.

Times have changed now. The world has gone crazy, and it seems our standard of living is bound for the toilet. To be honest the recession to date has had no effect on me except the loss of 38k when I sold my condo. Note: I said to date. What will the future bring?

My little motor home can carry enough supplies for me for at least 6 months. Longer if I supplement food items from the wild, or ration what I carry. Now what would happen if I had to leave the motor home? Like I have said the woods are my second home. My pack that I have had for years carries all my favorite items to keep me comfortable. A medical problem would be the only undoing. But how long could I last in that life style? I'll be 69 in January, and I am in perfect health-but for how long? Will people that think like I do band together? What knowledge and supplies will they bring to the table?

I spent 7 days recently in the woods.. I parked the van, took my pack and headed out for some adventure. My trip was along a river of good water, so that was not a problem. The total mileage was only 30 miles, so it was more of a vacation than a survival situation. The weather was fairly mild, except for the rain. Rain keeps me holed up in the tent.I don't like to travel in the rain. But did get me some reading time which I enjoy very much. I read "The Road". If that's what it will be like I may save the last bullet for me. That book was the most depressing I have ever read. As a matter of fact it was used to start a few fires.

I may be slightly different than most people. Once you have enjoyed the good life if it's lost some people can't accept it. To me it's just stuff. But don't get me wrong. A nice summer drive in my Corvette with the top down is very enjoyable to me. A nice long hot shower without worry of running out of water is very enjoyable. Kinda like a catch 22.

So I'll live the good life until it ends, and then start the survival life. I'm as prepared as possible, and still try to add more each week. Now where can I get a semi to haul it all?

See Ya

Friday, December 25, 2009

The only words necessary

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to ALL.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Rain Rain Rain

Maybe I should have really checked the weather before leaving the city. Today it seems the entire state of Florida is going to take another soaking, with possible severe weather.

I had the time to escape to say Kentucky until the weather cleared. Oh well...time to hunker down and let it blow by. Have a few good books to read, and of course can sleep late.

As long as the net stays up I'll get all the news.

Added another flashlight to the preps. Have enough to last for about a hundred years. This is one of the hand crank models with 4 led's. Squeezed it about 20 times. Sounds like a tiny generator inside. Like the ones used on the bicycle lights of the 50's. It stayed light for two hours, and with about 10 more pumps was ready to go again. Gives plenty of light in the van. Cost $5.00. Will be interesting to see how long it lasts, and how it works outside.

Time for a can of salmon for lunch. Can't go fishing right now, but can still eat fish.

See Ya