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Re Above Posts: And some people would say to leave man in charge of nuclear weapons that is suspected to be incompetent to make those decisions would be tantamount to inviting world catastrophe somewhat similar to other world leaders that led us (the world) into WW II. Kind of foolish if there is a viable alternative that can be objectively carried out.

And no I haven't examined him, but if he appears to have symptoms like he does I would certain get him examined if I had the power to do so, just as I would if someone were displaying symptoms of major depression. I would offer to take either to the proper place to get examined more thoroughly, something I did on a regular basis in my work.

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He passed his yearly physical.  He is odd at times, but that is who the people ELECTED to be President.  He is mentally fit to be President.

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34 minutes ago, TexasAg1969 said:

Re Above Posts: And some people would say to leave man in charge of nuclear weapons that is suspected to be incompetent to make those decisions would be tantamount to inviting world catastrophe somewhat similar to other world leaders that led us (the world) into WW II. Kind of foolish if there is a viable alternative that can be objectively carried out.

And no I haven't examined him, but if he appears to have symptoms like he does I would certain get him examined if I had the power to do so, just as I would if someone were displaying symptoms of major depression. I would offer to take either to the proper place to get examined more thoroughly, something I did on a regular basis in my work. 

yet, even now, you SAY he displays them, but that is extremely subjective offhand. The "suspected" is politically motivated. Mouthing off about it on this board.... what do you think that accomlishes, eh? Pretty unprofessional, imho, and anyway you explain talking about it on the internet is political angst over losing the election.

So you are SAYING he displays "symptoms" without an examination, when I have you own org, the American Psychiatric Association, agreeing with me.

American Psychiatric Association,  statement: "We at the APA call for an end to psychiatrists providing professional opinions in the media about public figures whom they have not examined, whether it be on cable news appearances, books or social media. Armchair psychiatry or the use of psychiatry as a political tool is the misuse of psychiatry and is unacceptable and unethical. ... A proper psychiatric evaluation requires more than a review of television appearances, tweets and public comments."

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2 minutes ago, calfoxwc said:

American Psychiatric Association,  statement: "We at the APA call for an end to psychiatrists providing professional opinions in the media about public figures whom they have not examined, whether it be on cable news appearances, books or social media. Armchair psychiatry or the use of psychiatry as a political tool is the misuse of psychiatry and is unacceptable and unethical. ... A proper psychiatric evaluation requires more than a review of television appearances, tweets and public comments."

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1 hour ago, calfoxwc said:

yet, even now, you SAY he displays them, but that is extremely subjective offhand. The "suspected" is politically motivated. Mouthing off about it on this board.... what do you think that accomlishes, eh? Pretty unprofessional, imho, and anyway you explain talking about it on the internet is political angst over losing the election.

LOL! Are you looking into a mirror Mr. ObaMao? Did you not enjoy losing and still can't get over it? You know the term for this is projection, something you emulate well in der leader.

You post shit on this board constantly from very biased sources as if they are the absolute truth. One need only look at the titles of all the threads you start regularly to see who is really "mouthing off". You just don't like it when it when someone does the same about Hitler, Jr. So here's another who has no fear of saying what he sees. Two can play the stupid game of throwing shit on the board. There's tons more on it out there.

 

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yo, Tex, my 500,000 TRUMP your one guy who made a video.

Stick a fork in your hatred of Trump -

it's done.

American Psychiatric Association,  statement: "We at the APA call for an end to psychiatrists providing professional opinions in the media about public figures whom they have not examined, whether it be on cable news appearances, books or social media. Armchair psychiatry or the use of psychiatry as a political tool is the misuse of psychiatry and is unacceptable and unethical. ... A proper psychiatric evaluation requires more than a review of television appearances, tweets and public comments." tenor.gif

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well, considering Cloward-Piven, and the socialist/commies of America want another dirtbag anti-Constitution leftwing sombeitch president and want the senate too....

   back to survival - our economy crashes well after Pres Trump has been saving it.

or, maybe we go to war. Or, a gigantic earthquake across half of America...or the poles flip around backassackwards...or more prominently, our grid goes entirely on the skids...

it makes sense, even if only for a blizzard of all blizzards - to have a back up plan. Food/medicine/water/heat/protection for your families.

   I've been dehydrating stuff. Vidalia onions chopped up, navy beans, fruit... it occurred to us that our original purchased supplies we stored for some emergency had been in buckets for a good while. Turns out, 3.5 years.

  So, here's what we learned.

  The water bottles we bought? what can go wrong with water? The small bottles of water tasted terrible. Some weird slight acidic taste. From the bottles? from the bucket? had to pour all those out. Found cans of tomato sauce - threw em out - acidy stuff can degrade the inner lining of the cans, degrade... didn't even taste it. Just tossed em out.

  Now, the dehydrated potato slices and milk/cheese power in meals vacuum sealed - were perfect. I cooked some up. Really good.

Several cans of Bush's beans - just as old - haven't checked it all out yet. So, even though we knew to rotate our stored emergency stuff - we forgot all about it. Got to check out your canned goods, some go nasty if not bad for you.

    We like garage sales - I bought an army camo poncho liner - also good and big to line a sleeping bag, etc... for 3 bucks. Saw them the other day for $25 at a gun show. Wife got me two double really cool camping hammocks - this is the stuff that goes into my bug out bag. Also known as a "get home bag because you maybe got yer car stolen in a remote location on your vacation to Yellowstone and the Grand Teton mountains". whatever.

   Three ways to start a fire, stuff to make a shelter different ways, water filtratrion in the wild, two fixed blade knifes, two compasses, flashlights, etc etc etc. It's getting heavy. May have to lighten it up a bit for hiking.

  Wife also got me two terrific books - "The Happy Camper" which is really great - the author and Wife and friends have years of back country primitive camping experience. It's also entertaining, well written.

  The other book - by Creek Stewart, survivalist - book is called "Survival Hacks - Over 200 ways to use everyday items for wilderness survival".

   A bunch of really cool ideas.

So, I cooked up a bunch of navy beans, and now I'm dehydrating them. They take a long time to cook, except cooked and dried, on the trail/camping - they will rehydrate and cook up fast.

  I found out about coffee. After finding a nice drip maker at a garage sale, I figure the coffee has been okay. But I really miss the days when I'd be home on leave, and my Dad would make me coffee with his old stainless perc coffee maker. I was watching Kent Rollins on youtube, making "Cowboy Coffee". He said you have to perc/boil your coffee, even for six minutes, to get the full balanced coffee flavor. He says he cooks all over the country, and people always ask why the coffee isn't acidic and upsetting them. Apparently, drip makers make coffee - but it's acidic - boiling it makes for a full flavored mellow great coffee flavor.

So, I tried it in my old camp special coffee outfit/cooker - just 3 cups water, a bit less than a 1/4 cup of coffee, let it boil.He says some cold water around the top sinks the grounds, but I use a filter. The different is AMAZING.

Learn somethin every day.Meanwhile, I'm working on making some survival bracelets and stuff out of 550 line for the fun of it.

Haven't sent my adventure novel in to have an official copyright - and have started developing the outline for a sequel.btw, I dehydrate say, apple slices, or pineapple, etc etc, and vacuum pack them in bags. In the fridge they will last for many months.

Two tentative trips in planning stage - to Tennessee/Kentucky, and to Yellowstone/Grand Tetons. I never did go out back and nab a few squirrels for squirrel and dumplings, but eventually I"ll try it.

 

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another bear attack story - the bears I've seen in the wild - they run. Except, for that one in N. Georgia at the ...Black Hills campground.

It had no fear, I was lucky it didn't charge me. But if they have no fear of people - plenty of stories about being stalked and attacked by bears.

https://www.ammoland.com/2019/06/woman-bit-by-bear-exemplifies-how-useful-a-handgun-could-have-been/?utm_source=Ammoland+Subscribers&utm_campaign=88a7170538-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6f6fac3eaa-88a7170538-20770865#axzz5qknCklT1

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so, it's wild blackberry season. Here in Ohio - the first few are getting black, I tried the first one I found, but it was still sour.

Later on, a few weeks? I can go out and pick 20some lbs of wild blackberries. Last year, I simply froze them, then later on, I got them out, rinsed them (don't rinse em prior to freezing), and made a bunch of jars of wild blackberry jam and wild blackberry pancake syrup.

    The taste of the wild blackberries is spectacular. A friend gave me a pint of rhubarb jam, made with strawberry jello. I was amazed how good it was.

   and blackberries are very nutrional. They are everywhere this year, with all the rain, it's a great crop. You can also collect the leaves and make blackberry tea, and can cook some up and put them over some good vanilla ice cream. Just part of a program to know how to use natural resources to make stuff, create stuff, in case the worst happens, like a major blackout hits, some major catastrophe happens...., you know, if the SHTF one day.

Like another hobby - I'm going to start making hiking sticks.

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btw, if you are ever at a garage sale or flea market, and can spend 5 bucks on a crank jobbie that deseeds berries etc...

you should buy it. It takes all the seeds out of the wild blackberries. Old time tool, different sized screens, works awesomely.

   anyways, about pistols vs bears:

https://www.ammoland.com/2019/08/handgun-or-pistol-defense-against-bear-attack-73-cases-96-effective/?utm_source=Ammoland+Subscribers&utm_campaign=f2c508ccc4-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6f6fac3eaa-f2c508ccc4-20770865#axzz5wUjq7Wv2

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On 7/22/2019 at 6:06 PM, calfoxwc said:

so, it's wild blackberry season. Here in Ohio - the first few are getting black, I tried the first one I found, but it was still sour.

Later on, a few weeks? I can go out and pick 20some lbs of wild blackberries. Last year, I simply froze them, then later on, I got them out, rinsed them (don't rinse em prior to freezing), and made a bunch of jars of wild blackberry jam and wild blackberry pancake syrup.

    The taste of the wild blackberries is spectacular. A friend gave me a pint of rhubarb jam, made with strawberry jello. I was amazed how good it was.

   and blackberries are very nutrional. They are everywhere this year, with all the rain, it's a great crop. You can also collect the leaves and make blackberry tea, and can cook some up and put them over some good vanilla ice cream. Just part of a program to know how to use natural resources to make stuff, create stuff, in case the worst happens, like a major blackout hits, some major catastrophe happens...., you know, if the SHTF one day.

Like another hobby - I'm going to start making hiking sticks.

Best berries i ever tasted were wild New Hampshire  blueberries along the shore (I was in a canoe) of Lake Winnipesaukee. Ate 'em the whole week we were there both right off the bushes and others in salads and cobblers or just with a little sugar and cream. Great stuff. 

My grandmother had a bunch of wild dewberries on their 70 acres and every spring she cooked 'em down into dewberry jam and wax sealed them in mason jars. I have no idea how she removed the seeds. Wonderful on toast with butter.

30 minutes ago, calfoxwc said:

I always carry the deepest penetrating load for my 9mm when hiking Colorado which has only black bears. Colorado has concealed carry not open carry like Texas, so I don't take a strapped on Ruger Blackhawk .357 mag. I used to carry it in wilderness areas there and even though I ran into a ranger a couple of times, nothing was every said about me having it. They used common sense. But I never carried anything openly in RMNP, because then it was definitely illegal. Now it's legal to carry in any National Park in accordance with the state law of the state within which the park is located. that is a relatively new change in federal law.

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38 minutes ago, TexasAg1969 said:

I always carry the deepest penetrating load for my 9mm when hiking Colorado which has only black bears. Colorado has concealed carry not open carry like Texas, so I don't take a strapped on Ruger Blackhawk .357 mag. I used to carry it in wilderness areas there and even though I ran into a ranger a couple of times, nothing was every said about me having it. They used common sense. But I never carried anything openly in RMNP, because then it was definitely illegal. Now it's legal to carry in any National Park in accordance with the state law of the state within which the park is located. that is a relatively new change in federal law.

I've never had dewberries, will have to try them. When we took our trip to Texas, to MO. and back here to Ohio, we stopped at Mammoth Cave Nat Park. I couldn't take my gun into the buildings or into the caves, no matter.

Wild berrry jam rocks. Adding it to baked tender chicken breasts is just awesome.

https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/what-is-the-deepest-penetrating-9mm-loading.407195/

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/best-9mm-ammo-self-defense-here-what-we-picked-57107?page=0%2C1

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4 hours ago, calfoxwc said:

I've never had dewberries, will have to try them. When we took our trip to Texas, to MO. and back here to Ohio, we stopped at Mammoth Cave Nat Park. I couldn't take my gun into the buildings or into the caves, no matter.

Wild berrry jam rocks. Adding it to baked tender chicken breasts is just awesome.

https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/what-is-the-deepest-penetrating-9mm-loading.407195/

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/best-9mm-ammo-self-defense-here-what-we-picked-57107?page=0%2C1

Take some of that jam and add in rum (I oz rum per cup of jam). Dark rum like Black Seal is best. Then pour it over chicken tenders or salmon so that it almost floats and bake it well. The alcohol cooks out leaving the rum/jam taste mixture. Serve it on a relatively deep plate and spoon out the rum sauce you cooked it in over the meat on each plate. It's great that way. I buy seedless blackberry jam here and it turns out quite well. Especially good on the salmon because it flakes apart so well allowing the sauce to really penetrate it on the plate. For the chicken just cut it into small bites after baking and pour on the sauce. Tasty and relatively low in calories. And even opened rum lasts for years so you always have it to cook with like you can cooking sherry.

I'm going dove hunting next month with some old friends from A&M. I breast out the birds and soak the breast meat 24 hours in a mixture of half buttermilk and half red wine like a cheap cabernet or merlot. Then bake them in that the next day. Takes the wildness out of the bird while adding flavor. Works especially well on waterfowl or pheasant (when I lived in Kansas) too.

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oh, Thanks but no - we don't drink, don't like the taste of any of that. Didn't try rum in Jamaica, even. When I was a kid, we had pheasants all over Ohio. that was some great food to put on the table. I think it was 77 and/or78 that a bad winter froze them all out.

   we have wild turkey now though. I plan to go turkey hunting this fall, too. I might try a good recommended wine to cook canadian goose next year, though, I guess it has greasy/"wild" too much in the flavor. Well, and wild turkey is "gamey" too.

  although, I would certainly try it if someone else fixed it with rum....😎

btw:

I think I already mentioned the last book I read:

"Hiking Through" by Paul V. Stutzman

and two books on edible wild plants I picked up this year:

"The Prepper's Guide to Foraging" and "The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants" (Dept of the Army)

very cool stuff. LIke, I always wondered if people could eat mayapples. They smell really good when yellow and ripe.

Turns out the rind is inedible, the seeds are poison, but we can eat the flesh of the fruit. huh.

and tree bark... (the soft part between the outer bark and the tree..)

the Army one has plants from all sorts of arid regions. Both books taught me a LOT.

P.S. http://mentalfloss.com/article/22597/tree-bark-eating-beginners

A classic meal of human desperation, tree bark has become a must-have during periods of scarcity. But you don't have to eat it al dente the way termites and beavers do. Inhabitants of the Lapland in Finland, for example, are known to make bread with ground tree bark during cruel winter months, and several Native American groups use tree bark as a dietary supplement. In fact, the Adirondack Mountains derive their name from a derisive term for the Algonquin Indians that means "tree eaters." Not all bark is equally edible, so you'll have to experiment with your neighborhood flora. Some popular favorites include aspen, birch, willow, maple, and pine—trees common in cities and forests alike. So sharpen your teeth and dig in!

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In jungle school (Panama) one of the instructors tried to tell us you could eat anything that moved in order to survive. I was tempted to locate one of those brightly colored but very poisonous Central American tree frogs and see if he would be willing to demonstrate. LOL!🤮🐸

https://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/16-beautiful-deadly-frogs/

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a survival cache in each room?

cool.

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