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by Cowgirl
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Rural home invasion – barricade or run for it?
Replies: 50
Views: 5962

Re: Rural home invasion – barricade or run for it?

I am getting to be an older fart, with a trick knee. I don't sprint well. Fleeing is no longer a good option for me. I am going to modify my response to my current location so I can explain some of what we have in terms of defenses (never disclose it all online). We have a padlocked and very sturdy ...
by Cowgirl
Thu May 11, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Why do you prep?
Replies: 31
Views: 3002

Re: Why do you prep?

I grew up prepping. My grandparents were farmers during the Great Depression and survived by being extremely self-sufficient. My parents continued much of those traditions although we did not farm. And, I continue many of those practices. Mostly, it's just how I was raised. But it makes good sense t...
by Cowgirl
Tue May 02, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Ah, Cabin Porn
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: Ah, Cabin Porn

Nothing like the hope of one day retiring to a lovely little cabin in a remote inaccessable northern locale to help get me through the daily grind. Sigh.... http://cabinporn.com Thanks for sharing. I have spent quite a bit of time looking at these various cabins. Our little house is bigger than man...
by Cowgirl
Tue May 02, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33329

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

When people say "kill it with fire"... I wonder if that will work with the robot apocalypse?? I feel like fire would be a good way to short circuit a robot overlord since most electronics are waterproof and bullets may not be effective Electronics do not do well when they get hot. Ask any PC. Milit...
by Cowgirl
Mon May 01, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33329

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

I'm too old to be likely to lose my job to a robot before I retire, but I wonder about our kids and grandkids. Changes, major, potentially cataclysmic changes, are coming to our society at a speed that I don't think most people appreciate. There will be job losses on a massive scale, and it won't b...
by Cowgirl
Mon May 01, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 872
Views: 33329

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

I'm too old to be likely to lose my job to a robot before I retire, but I wonder about our kids and grandkids. Changes, major, potentially cataclysmic changes, are coming to our society at a speed that I don't think most people appreciate. There will be job losses on a massive scale, and it won't be...
by Cowgirl
Mon May 01, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Creating A Bug-In Haven - Productive Fencerows
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: Creating A Bug-In Haven - Productive Fencerows

Thank you. I have a little Facebook page where I post homestead, self-sufficiency stuff relating to plants. I have a number of posts and photos there. https://www.facebook.com/Myrths-Garden-Homestead-1725499291003688/ It doesn't appear that I can upload my images here. I tried posting a link to a p...
by Cowgirl
Mon May 01, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Creating A Bug-In Haven - Productive Fencerows
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: Creating A Bug-In Haven - Productive Fencerows

Ou trumpet vines take over like kudzu here in North Texas. I wish there was some food or medicinal value to them. The vines can be aggressive in some locations. As to herbal value, there is some, albeit not extensive. http://naturalmedicinalherbs.net/herbs/c/campsis-radicans=trumpet-vine.php I love...
by Cowgirl
Mon May 01, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Creating A Bug-In Haven - Productive Fencerows
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: Creating A Bug-In Haven - Productive Fencerows

Thank you. I have a little Facebook page where I post homestead, self-sufficiency stuff relating to plants. I have a number of posts and photos there. https://www.facebook.com/Myrths-Garden-Homestead-1725499291003688/ It doesn't appear that I can upload my images here. I tried posting a link to a ph...
by Cowgirl
Mon May 01, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buying a House: What Preps Should I Start Looking Into?
Replies: 27
Views: 1558

Re: Buying a House: What Preps Should I Start Looking Into?

So, I don't know what you have done, or not, already. I'm just going to toss out some thoughts as I've moved and started over again on several different homesteads. Shelter: Check your weather sealing, caulking, etc. In a blackout in chilly weather, you'll appreciate not having uncomfortable drafts,...
by Cowgirl
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New zombie fighter
Replies: 433
Views: 8007

Re: New zombie fighter

In short, if you are prepared for the zombie apocalypse, you are prepared for anything.
by Cowgirl
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Thouhgts on a subaru???
Replies: 71
Views: 7016

Re: Thouhgts on a subaru???

I still have my Subaru Legacy Outback. It has over 300k miles on it. I have used it to pull a full-sized truck (2 wheel drive) when it was stuck in the mud. I pull a utility trailer with it. It is a wagon, and it can haul a lot of gear, pets, etc. It is my commuter vehicle and always has a bob in it...
by Cowgirl
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Puracyn/Vetericyn Wound and Skin Care Spray
Replies: 11
Views: 3453

Re: Puracyn/Vetericyn Wound and Skin Care Spray

I always have Vetricyn on hand. It is stable. And it works. I use it on the livestock, pets, and sometimes on me also. It has cleared up various infections. I agree it is worth keeping in your supplies. It comes in a spray and even an ophthalmic solution.
by Cowgirl
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New zombie fighter
Replies: 433
Views: 8007

Re: New zombie fighter

Welcome. As others have said, most of us prep for more than zombies. We want to be ready for whatever real life throws at us, whether weather, natural disasters, civil disruptions, etc. Plus, if you are literally running for your life, you won't have time to stop and break into a typically well-secu...
by Cowgirl
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Creating A Bug-In Haven - Productive Fencerows
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Creating A Bug-In Haven - Productive Fencerows

We moved almost four years ago to a new homestead, an almost blank slate with a small house, a few outbuildings, a very few trees, and not much else. It's still a work in progress, but we've made a lot of progress. My goal is to have the place to a point where it can sustain us long term if TSHTF (a...
by Cowgirl
Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What birds are safe to eat?
Replies: 44
Views: 5471

Re: What birds are safe to eat?

Many birds in the USA are illegal to kill at any time. Shooting some could land you in federal prison. Others are legal to kill in season. You need to check with your local fish and wildlife authorities for specifics. Feral pigeons may not require a license or season (check your local laws).
by Cowgirl
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Help me save a life.
Replies: 139
Views: 12458

Re: Help me save a life.

I don't think I have ever read a more upsetting thread. I understand that her legal rights make it impossible for the hospital to keep her against her will. But the thought of helplessly watching her do it is deeply unsettling. I don't and cannot understand her family actually going along with her, ...
by Cowgirl
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: I won a BOB
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

Re: I won a BOB

Yes, I was very impressed that a local organization did this. Their volunteers manned the booth for a whole week at the fair. They had the BOB on display and explained to passersby why it is important to have one. I tried to get more information about the organization so that I could volunteer, but ...
by Cowgirl
Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: I won a BOB
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

I won a BOB

I entered a drawing at our local fair. They had a booth promoting emergency preparedness. I entered their drawing, hoping to win a new weather alert radio. Instead I won the grand prize, a BOB! It included one of the radios too. I didn't really need the BOB, but it has some useful items. Kinda cool ...
by Cowgirl
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Millions of Honey Bees found dead.
Replies: 24
Views: 3562

Re: Millions of Honey Bees found dead.

Interesting read that does make a lot more sense than most of the rest of what we've been told: http://membracid.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/guest-post-honey-bees-ccd-and-the-elephant-in-the-room/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. I would think that i...
by Cowgirl
Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Water Plan
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Water Plan

We have routed down spouts into water troughs, primarily for livestock use, but also for emergency use. We plan to add more, as well as rain barrels. We needed a water treatment system for our well. We decided on a 3 gallon Berkey with 4 black Berkey filters. This should work nicely both for our day...
by Cowgirl
Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Another "spiritual quest" mishap
Replies: 75
Views: 7050

Re: Another "spiritual quest" mishap

Yeah, but I didn't show up on a milk carton because of it. I think the point is many (most?) of us didn't end up on milk cartons not because of our actions but in spite of them. Like some who chimed in, I was pretty responsible in my youth ... at her age I was putting in serious hours at tech schoo...
by Cowgirl
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat.....Sans catchy title
Replies: 2378
Views: 68053

Re: Friend keeps criticizing my gun decision

Some men will do that. He enjoys the reaction he gets out of you. Enjoy your gun and find nicer friends?
by Cowgirl
Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Suggest some vehicles for me (SHTF & daily drive)
Replies: 22
Views: 2525

Re: Suggest some vehicles for me (SHTF & daily drive)

Another vote for the Subaru Forester. I love mine. I have over 200000 miles on it. The AWD performs well in all types of weather. Cargo room is decent. I got a trailer hitch on mine and it can tow a trailer decently. I have not found repairs to be particularly expensive, and so far, there have not b...

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