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Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
- Claw hammer. This multi-use tool can be used from hammering nails to demolition.
- Set of screwdrivers, both Phillips and straight. There should be different sizes of each type. Larger screwdrivers can be useful for prying and chiseling.
- Pair of lineman's pliers, often called by the trade name, Kleins. These are especially useful because they combine the flat surface of regular pliers with a cutting edge. Make sure your pair can cut through steel in case they're needed to cut through wire or nails.
- Utility knife, aka box cutter, with extra blades in the handle.
- Wood saw and a hacksaw. The hacksaw can be used to cut through steel, plastic and wood, but the wood saw is useful for cutting through large branches and small trees.
- Crescent wrenches in two sizes, small and medium.
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Friday, August 28, 2009
Over the past few weeks, several preppers have been interviewed on James Talmage Stevens' Family Preparedness Guide radio showon Blog Talk Radio. All of the preppers that were interviewed have done a great job representing the Preppers Networks and James has done a great job interviewing! James’ radio show is doing a lot to help spread the word about prepping and the Preppers Networks and we thank him for his tireless efforts!!! All of James’ previous shows can be downloaded here.
However, according to James – his interview with the Lady Preppers on August 8 holds the second highest number of downloads on his show!!!
And because having the second highest number of downloads isn’t good enough for the Preppers Networks – James will have a new group of Lady Preppers on his show tomorrow afternoon. Please tune in tomorrow afternoon (Saturday, August 29) at 2:00pm/EST to hear Worn Out (Mississippi Preppers Network), Marica (Ohio Preppers Network) and Herbalpagan (Massachusetts Preppers Network) discuss a variety of prepper-related issues with James. You can listen to the show live, you can call in with questions (347-326-9604), or you can download the show later using this link.
Please be there to support them! And remember - they love questions!!!
Bear with me while I ramble a minute. There will be a point, I promise.
Which brings me back to last evening. Two human beings essentially alone on a university campus on a lovely summer evening. And nothing. Is there a lesson here? Is there a lesson for preppers? I think so. But I'm curious to hear what you think.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Great Lakes/Midwest U.S. Weather
1st-3rd. Record low temperatures Great Lakes. 4th-7th. A shower or two initially, then clear and unseasonably chilly air. 8th-11th.Unseasonably chilly air spills across the Lakes and moves south. Heavy showers push east out of the Ohio River Basin. 12th-15th.Showers and thunderstorms followed by cooler weather. 16th-19th. Showery weather. 20th-23rd. Light showers. 24th-27th.Light scattered showers. Cool to start, then moderating. 28th-30th. Developing storm system brings rainy weather, followed by an early freeze or frost.
1st-3rd. Cold rains across the Great Lakes. 4th-7th. Many showers and a few thunderstorms Great Lakes south to Kentucky.8th-11th. Rains Great Lakes, then clear and cooler weather moves in from the west. 12th-15th. Generally fair weather prevails.16th-19th. Humid and rather showery from the Great Lakes south.20th-23rd. Showers, followed by a mixture of clouds and .
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Brown to hold health town hall at UC
WASHINGTON - Cincinnati residents will get a chance next week to tell at least one of their senators what they think about the health care reform proposals being considered in Congress.
Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Lorain in northern Ohio, just announced that he'll hold a public forum on health insurance reform at the University of Cincinnati on Tuesday, Sept. 1.
During the forum, Brown will outline how health insurance reform will reduce private insurance premiums and out-of-pocket health care expenses, while giving all Americans insurance options during periods of unemployment.
He will hear from Ohioans struggling with rising health care costs and access to medical care. After a panel discussion, audience members will be able to ask questions. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
A spokeswoman for Sen. George Voinovich has said the Ohio Republican has no town hall meetings on health care scheduled for the Cincinnati area. Kentucky Sens. Jim Bunning and Mitch McConnell, both Republicans, also have not scheduled such an event in the Cincinnati area.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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Sunday, August 23, 2009
|WSPD AM||Toledo||OH||1370 AM||4 - 7 pm Eastern|
|WKBN AM||Youngstown||OH||570 AM||5 - 6 pm Eastern|
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
This is a topic which has weighed heavily on my mind since recently finishing “Shop Class as Soulcraft,” Matthew B. Crawford’s eye-opening philosophical treatise. The author holds a PhD in political philosophy and served as the head of a beltway think tank before winding up working as a motorcycle mechanic. While many would view such a career arc as a disastrous failure, Crawford took that path by intent and finds time to share revelations on what he regards as the “useful arts.”
He notes that many of today’s small metalwork and carpentry shops are equipped with machinery — ranging from lathes to band saws and beyond — which was purchased on the cheap at auctions held by public schools. Many of today’s younger readers will have no experience with this, but at one time nearly every public school offered shop classes as part of their standard curriculum. (At least for the boys. Girls took home economics.)
The trades, as they were called, increasingly became a target of derision. Comics of all stripes would refer to seemingly slow-witted children as being destined for “a job with their name on their shirt.” If the child was not headed toward a career in medicine, the legal professions, Wall Street, or advanced design engineering, they were somehow seen as second-class citizens. Similar disdain was heaped upon youths seeking a career in the military rather than advanced studies in the ivy-covered halls of academia.
A tremendous amount of mental gymnastics is required for people of this mindset when their toilet backs up and the plumber they summon to restore one of the fundamental requirements of civilization charges them fifty dollars per hour in labor.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Purpose: To enhance emergency communications; Minimize station Airtime; To clear the operating frequency for next station and minimize the reaction time needed to provide timely assistance to the calling station.
Scope: Applicable to all members of the net
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
SCENES FROM A NEW AMERICA: So I dropped the girls off at a movie, and — since the Insta-wife was lunching with her mom — stopped at a Sonny’s Barbecue for lunch. A man — late 40s, big, with a wife and a daughter — came in with an empty holster on his belt. As he sat down at the booth next to mine, the manager came by and asked him if he’d left his gun in the car. Yes, said the man, who had a permit but thought he wasn’t allowed to carry in restaurants in Tennessee.. Well, they’ve changed the law, said the manager, and if you want to go get it that’s fine with us. It’s legal now, and I’m happy to have you carrying — if somebody tries to rob me, it’s two against one.
The man stepped outside and returned with a Springfield XD in the holster, chatted with the manager for a bit about guns, and then sat down and had lunch with his family.
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Friday, August 14, 2009
|One Year Trees:|
1 tree for $22.00
2 or 3 trees for $21.00 each
4 or more trees for $20.00 each
|Two-to-Three Year Trees:|
1 tree for $40.00
2 or 3 trees for $38.00 each
4 or more trees for $36.00 each
'Political Correctness,' Texas style [Michael Ledeen]
A friend e-mails to say that Texas A & M has an annual contest for the best definition of a contemporary expression. This year it was "political correctness." And here's the winner:
Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
All N. Kentucky / Ohio preppers are invited to lunch at ZIP's CAFE in Mt. Lookout Square next Saturday (8/15) at 11am. We'll be taking over the LARGE table in the middle of the place, it seats 12-14, hopefully we'll take up at least 1/2 of it. Please pass the word. One of the Ohio members might try and create a meet-up out of this, but not sure yet.
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Saturday, August 8, 2009
The current efforts to centralize power in Washington must be resisted because they substitute the authority of the state for our individual autonomy over the direction of our lives.
in⋅tern⋅ment[in-turn-muhnt] Show IPA
|1.||an act or instance of interning.|
|2.||the state of being interned; confinement.|
in⋅tern1 [v. in-turn; n. in-turn] Show IPA
|1.||to restrict to or confine within prescribed limits, as prisoners of war, enemy aliens, or combat troops who take refuge in a neutral country.|
|2.||to impound or hold within a country until the termination of a war, as a ship of a belligerent that has put into a neutral port and remained beyond a limited period.|
Friday, August 7, 2009
Won't be long 'til we'll be leaving Cincinnati and moving to Mississippi! Why do you care? Because Ohio Preppers Network needs comtributors-- preferably folks from OHIO!
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Thursday, August 6, 2009
Swine flu, nuclear tests, global warming—signs of impending doom abound. Should the unthinkable happen, the smart survivalist has two options: flee the planet or, for those of us who aren’t Richard Branson, stock up on gear that will meet your basic needs during Armageddon. If the world doesn’t end, you can always take your new gadgets camping.
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