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by SweetTea
Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Gardening uses for old fish?
Replies: 15
Views: 1047

Re: Gardening uses for old fish?

Update: Last night, I went in to the garden to check up and give a tour to a good friend (he thought it was really cool, yay!). Here's the situation 36 hours after fish-terlizing. Smell: None that I could detect. I didn't even get a whiff of rotten meat or spoiled fish smell. The compost did smell a...
by SweetTea
Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Gardening uses for old fish?
Replies: 15
Views: 1047

Re: Gardening uses for old fish?

SweetTea, If you would, please keep us updated on this. Sure thing. I don't know how well I'll be able to report, since I didn't make note of which plants I fish-terlized. I picked the 3 or 4 ones with the biggest and most abundant tomatoes since I was trying to follow the philosophy of tricking th...
by SweetTea
Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Gardening uses for old fish?
Replies: 15
Views: 1047

Re: Gardening uses for old fish?

Thanks for the input. This morning I was at the grocery store getting eggs and parmesan cheese (making gnocchi, mmm) and I noticed they had catfish nuggets for super cheap, so I laid down 5 bucks and got a couple pounds. I took half of the composting material out and then added the fish with plenty ...
by SweetTea
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Gardening uses for old fish?
Replies: 15
Views: 1047

Gardening uses for old fish?

A local grocery store has a policy of keeping fish for sale until they go bad, and there's always a measure of caveat emptor that you have to follow to make sure you get a fresh fillet. I'm also really into organic gardening. Given the benefits of fish emulsions, is there any way to utilize this was...
by SweetTea
Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Ramen Recipes
Replies: 25
Views: 1181

Re: Ramen Recipes

This is a spicy peanut ramen that has nourished me many a time. Take a mortar and pestle and crush half a handful of peanuts along with an equal amount of peanut butter along with 10 ml each of vegetable oil, lemon juice, and soy sauce and your discretion of cayenne pepper, black pepper, and oregano...
by SweetTea
Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Review of Mainstay ration bars: lifeboat scenario
Replies: 26
Views: 4237

Review of Mainstay ration bars: lifeboat scenario

For those of you that don't know, Mainstay ration bars were originally intended to serve as rations on lifeboats out at sea. Because of this, they were designed to be compact, waterproof, long-lasting, non-thirst provoking and complete in their nutrition. They are vacuum sealed in a foil/mylar like ...
by SweetTea
Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Fitness goals and accoutability thread OPEN
Replies: 531
Views: 16065

Re: Fitness goals and accoutability thread OPEN

I know it's been a while, sorry. I still don't have the time or the energy to have a dedicated workout time, so here's the new training modality I'm doing. As soon as I wake up, I do as many pullups as I can. Right now that's about 7. Then I go to classes and do my thing. When the day is over and I'...
by SweetTea
Sun May 17, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Fitness goals and accoutability thread OPEN
Replies: 531
Views: 16065

Re: Fitness goals and accoutability thread OPEN

I don't have proper numbers for this check-in, but here it goes. Failed objectives: The long and the short of it is that this rotation is draining me completely. I have absolutely no motivation to go running after I get back from the hospital. Some of this is fatigue, but most of it is from soreness...
by SweetTea
Mon May 11, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Fitness goals and accoutability thread OPEN
Replies: 531
Views: 16065

Re: Fitness goals and accoutability thread OPEN

Thank you very much for the advice. I don't want to atrophy anything, but to be honest I spent a little too much time lifting and not enough time on cardio over the winter, so I'm a little out of balance. I hope to keep my muscle, but I could stand to lose a bit at the expense of cardio. On the food...
by SweetTea
Mon May 11, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Fitness goals and accoutability thread OPEN
Replies: 531
Views: 16065

Re: Fitness goals and accoutability thread OPEN

Sweettea, finals and course work at college have sort of been pulling my head in 2 different directions as well. I was struggling to get in the gym as much as I wanted too. Compensated with yard work though. A few days off or a week is just a chance for your body to recover and then get smashed aga...
by SweetTea
Fri May 08, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Another firearm question/comparison... sorry new to AR's
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re: Another firearm question/comparison... sorry new to AR's

How much can you get for brass casings nowadays? You may be able to at least partially offset the higher cost of brass by selling it to reloaders (assuming you don't reload.) Sorry to add fuel to the newbie question fire, but is there a reason that 7.62x39 can't be reloaded by the home reloader? If...
by SweetTea
Thu May 07, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Fitness goals and accoutability thread OPEN
Replies: 531
Views: 16065

Re: Fitness goals and accoutability thread OPEN

I took off of working out for exams last week and this one up until yesterday, and now I'm back at it like a crack addict. Now that it's nice outside, I'm getting out of that stuffy gym and running outside and doing bodyweight exercises. During yesterday's run, I could definitely tell that I've had ...
by SweetTea
Thu May 07, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Fire alarm fail
Replies: 14
Views: 655

Re: Fire alarm fail

I usually treat fire alarms in my building (the one where I live, not work) as a little unplanned vacation. Why waste time sitting outside of the building and bitching? I think of it like the fire alarm is challenging me see how fast I can get dressed, grab my E&E and a book, and walk to the park. I...
by SweetTea
Wed May 06, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: $2 Bills
Replies: 58
Views: 2887

Re: $2 Bills

I would stick with the ones. If it were the apocalypse and I was on a hard haggle with somebody trying to buy something off of me, and we finally settled on a price, and then he paid me in 2 dollar bills, I would walk. I don't know why, and it's illogical, but I would just have this urge to say "you...
by SweetTea
Tue May 05, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Four short stories from campus
Replies: 19
Views: 995

Re: Four short stories from campus

My stream of pocket inventory isn't quite up to never-ending. Any suggestions of what to carry besides knife, wallet, phone, flashlight, and keys? I have wallet, knife, keys on a big ring and carabiner, phone, lighter, USB drive, and multitool. Plus pocket-sized pepper spray for going out. I used t...
by SweetTea
Tue May 05, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: some shooting/camping pics from this weekend...
Replies: 47
Views: 1273

Re: some shooting/camping pics from this weekend...

Good for you for getting away from the world for a while and having some fun with your family and friends. And way to go getting the wife and kids involved. As for the pictures, I have to say they look kind of shady. While I don't assume that you're irresponsible, I can see how it would be easy to a...
by SweetTea
Tue May 05, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Please critique my FAK.
Replies: 12
Views: 826

Re: Please critique my FAK.

I didn't see any neosporin or other antibiotic cream. If you're going to go so far as to carry oral antibiotics, you definitely should have some triple-antibiotic cream. Sutures? Do you know how to stitch people up? Did you also include a needle driver and tweezers that have the little teeth? Or are...
by SweetTea
Tue May 05, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Four short stories from campus
Replies: 19
Views: 995

Re: Four short stories from campus

College is full of fun little stories. Whenever I take out my knife to open a box, start peeling an orange, or munch an apple, somebody invariable asks why I have a knife and I use the same excuse you do. I've noticed the same thing that you have in regards to ladies; either they freak out or they'r...
by SweetTea
Tue May 05, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Never again.
Replies: 46
Views: 1618

Re: Never again.

I never loan out anything I'm not willing to never see again, unless I have some sort of leverage or social capital on the person. Generally, when people want to borrow something, it goes something like this: Friend: Hey, can I borrow your [whatever] Me: Sorry, man (even if it's a female), I can't d...
by SweetTea
Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: bleach in the water
Replies: 15
Views: 699

Re: bleach in the water

Looking at several different websites, I see some saying to add 8 drops of bleach per gallon and some say 16 DPG. I can't help but wonder why one recommendation would be twice the other. Both where for using regular %5 bleach. Interesting. :? It has to do with particulate matter and organic matter ...
by SweetTea
Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Fitness goals and accoutability thread OPEN
Replies: 531
Views: 16065

Re: Fitness goals and accoutability thread OPEN

I'm not going to update this week or the next one. It's exam time and I need to funnel all resources into that so that they'll let me be a doctor. I don't have time to do my full workout routine, but I'm going to try to do about 4 or 5 minutes of tabata intervals on the exercise bike per day so that...
by SweetTea
Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: weaknesses
Replies: 74
Views: 2294

Re: weaknesses

I'm chronically depressed, but pretty good at coping with it.

I'm rather poor.
by SweetTea
Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Fitness goals and accoutability thread OPEN
Replies: 531
Views: 16065

Re: Fitness goals and accoutability thread OPEN

Weekend update! I actually tested on saturday but haven't had the time to post until now. Weight: 210 1.5 mile time: 12:15 Waist: 38.25 Pushups: 52 Situps: 53 Theoretical score: 77.2 I don't know what's up with the spike in weight and girth and the spike on pushups and situps. I started dividing up ...
by SweetTea
Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Non-penicillin antibiotic planning?
Replies: 16
Views: 666

Re: Non-penicillin antibiotic planning?

It's your body, do what you like. But I would advise against it. What "it"? I don't think anyone in this thread is condoning casual antibiotic use. But it is (in my opinion) silly to reject antibiotic use for legitimate serious infections. I'm sorry, I should have been more clear. "It" is the buyin...

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