Guaranteed to offend or make you laugh. For Dukes of Hazzard fans only

A YouTube channel mentioned this the other day.  Thought I’d post it here since its one of the most non politically correct, stereotyping, funniest videos I’ve seen for a long time.  It has something for almost everyone to be “offended” by, Asian, Latino, Black, Klan, and Gay, did I forget anyone?  I expect that over time this will be taken down enjoy while you can. -13

“…play right into their hands” Dead Kennedys -Riot

This song and lyrics couldn’t be more applicable than now could it?  If you’ve been paying attention its easy to see how current events are being manipulated. “…play right into their hands” seems to fit very well.  I’ll keep saying it, everybody keep cool, now is not the time for the boogaloo.  Self defense, maybe, the boogaloo, not yet.  We have to let them show us who they are before we act.  We must observe local politicians, police, citizens and national guard for any violations of the U.S. Constitution. Get it together while you can.  Can’t wait to see what happens next.  -13

 

Riot

Dead Kennedys

Rioting, the unbeatable high
Adrenalin shoots your nerves to the sky
Everyone knows this town is gonna blow
And it’s all
Gonna blow right now

Now you can smash all the windows that you want
All you really need are some friends and a rock
Throwing a brick never felt so damn good
Smash more glass
Scream with a laugh
And wallow with the crowds, watch them kicking peoples’ ass

But you get to the place
Where the real slave-drivers live
It’s walled off by the riot squad aiming guns right at your head
So you turn right around
And play right into their hands
And set your own neighborhood
Burning to the ground instead

Ah, ha-ha
Ah, ha-ha
Ah, ha-ha
Ah, ha-ha
Riot, the unbeatable high
Riot, shoots your nerves to the sky
Riot, playing right into their hands
Tomorrow you’re homeless, tonight it’s a blast

Get your kicks in quick
They’re callin’ the National Guard
Now could be your only chance to torch a police car
Climb the roof, kick the siren in and jump and yelp for joy
Quickly, dive back in the crowd, slip away, now don’t get caught

Let’s loot the spiffy hi-fi store, grab as much as you can hold
Pray your full arms don’t fall off, here comes the owner with a gun

Ah, ha-ha
Ah, ha-ha
Ah, ha-ha
Ah, ha-ha
Riot, the unbeatable high
Riot, shoots your nerves to the sky
Riot, playing right into their hands
Tomorrow you’re homeless, tonight it’s a blast

Yee-ah!
Yee-ah!
Yee-ah!
Yee-ah!
Yee-ah!
Shit!

The barricades spring up from nowhere
Cops in helmets line the lines
Shotguns prod into your bellies
The trigger fingers want an excuse
Now!

The raging mob has lost its nerve
There’s more of us but who goes first?
No one dares to cross the line
The cops know that they’ve won

It’s all over but not quite, the pigs have just begun to fight
They club your heads, kick your teeth
Police can riot all that they please

Ah, ha-ha
Ah, ha-ha
Ah, ha-ha
Ah, ha-ha, yeah!
Riot, the unbeatable high
Riot, shoots your nerves to the sky
Riot, playing right into their hands
Tomorrow you’re homeless, tonight it’s a blast

Riot, the unbeatable high
Riot, shoots your nerves to the sky
Riot, playing right into their hands

Tomorrow you’re homeless
Tonight it’s a blast
Tomorrow you’re homeless
Tonight it’s a blast
Tomorrow you’re homeless
Tonight it’s a blast
Tomorrow you’re homeless
Tonight it’s a blast
Tomorrow you’re homeless
Tonight it’s a blast
Tomorrow you’re homeless
Tonight it’s a blast
Tomorrow you’re homeless
Tonight it’s a blast

Good People With Firearms #16: ‘Polk County Likes Guns’ -Sheriff Grady Judd

2JUN2020 Central Florida Sheriff Issues Warning to Potential Rioters: ‘Polk County Likes Guns’

“And if you try to break into their homes tonight and try to steal, to set fires, I’m highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns.”

Unconditional freedom, no compromises, no negotiations. -13

Personal message for riotous thugs via Mr. T

A protester carries the carries a U.S. flag upside, a sign of distress, next to a burning building Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

I have a message directed at any of the thugs attempting to destroy any person, home or property in our neighborhood.  Mr. T says it so well there is nothing to add.

“…I pity the fool and I will destroy any man who tries to take what I got…prediction? …PAIN”

LMAO! We’ll be waiting for you.  -13

Reconnaissance for the future. Target – National Guard

Civil unrest involving the deployment of national guard units are an excellent opportunity for intelligence gathering.  As we know from the past that national guard and regular troops will attack and shoot Americans if ordered to do so.  The best examples I can think of are the Bonus Army and Kent State incidents.  Another concern and why I write this is the firearm confiscation conducted by the Louisiana national guard along with local police.  Something I find unacceptable.

It’s been proven that national guard and local police are more than willing to disarm anyone who chooses to exercise their Second Amendment rights.  I believe that it is advantageous to gather as much information about your local national guard unit as possible.  Such as what is the units function?  What is the units combat experience?  What equipment, vehicles and weapons do they keep in the armory and motor pool?  What resources of any kind that may be useful are on hand?  How large is the regular staff?

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Kent State University students falling as they are being murdered by national guard troops.

What makes a short notice deployment so useful is the probability that there will be the POVs of the personnel.  That’s vehicles and license plates.  These could be very useful in many ways should it become necessary in the future.  I support the NG and regular military when deployed for lawful purposes.  They loose all support and immunity when they overstep and violate the U. S. Constitution.

I hope this gets one to thinking about how the information could be used.  And, I’d like it to also be a reminder, those would violate our rights will be held accountable at all cost.  Food for thought, cant wait to see what happens next. -13

Freedom – Who do you want in control of YOUR life?

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it” -Unknown

“You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.” -Eric Hoffer

Going though the videos I’ve collected that demonstrate how unarmed citizens can fight back against those who would try to take away freedom and control people I found this video from the Ukraine about the freedom to choose who the individual and collective wants to be and fear.

It’s true I’m ignorant when it comes to other languages which makes me unfamiliar with what is spoken in this video.  What is easy to understand is the message as it applies to everyone on this planet.  It is a message that should be in every Americans heart.  Given the recent experiment to control America though fear tactics I felt this would be a message light for those who may be in the shadow of darkness.

Lets keep it from coming to a fight, if it does my message to those who would attempt to oppress America, you are out numbered, out gunned, and surrounded, we will not forget, we will not forgive, wrathful compassion will be your only option.  Who do you want to control your life?  Your neighbor?  The government?  Or you?  Are you ready to fight for your freedom?  Are you well armed and prepared if your liberty demands it?  Have no fear.

Check out this video, the translation was made by the video creator. -13

Worm bin notes: Update 26, 27, 28. Worms have coffee, bread and jelly.

Bins 2 & 3, Updates 26, 27 and 28.  Looks like I’ve gotten behind on update posting.  I’ve been so busy completing other projects there has been little time to edit videos and write blog post since late 2019.  Mostly everything has been going well in the bins

Over the last several months we’ve gone from hot to cool to more mild daily temperatures.  Worm activity slowed down in the heat then they became more active when the cooler temperatures arrived.  Conditions in the bins has been good, no foul odors at all.  During update 28 I found a roach in bin 3 so I’ll have to make sure to monitor for new born roaches.  If they are in there I’ll have to start up a new bin with the existing worms.

We’ve let some food items expire or go bad.  Things like jelly, bread and canned chocolate icing.  Those have been added over the last several months.  The worms consume the coffee as expected.  I wasn’t sure about the bread or jelly.  The bread and jelly was gone telling me they made it disappear.  They don’t consume the potato skins but they do eat the potato off of them.  All that’s left is the skins.

I think the trouble I had when I put potatoes in before was there were too many and the decomposition may have been beyond what they would eat.  The thing I want to know is if they will eat the chocolate icing.  That was put in bin 3 only.  Next update is in a few days I’ll get my answer then.  Questions? Comments, contact me here.  The videos of the updates are below.  -13

Update 26

 

Update 27

Update 28

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Camp Huntsville 500 Tent

CAMP DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

I have not received compensation in any way for the video or this blog post.  I put this up because I could not find a non company post or video about this model of tent.  I want to provide useful information for those considering buying one.

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Another addition to Camp Down the Rabbit Hole is the Easy Camp Huntsville 500 5 Person Tunnel Tent.  It’s a 10′ x 15 1/2′ tunnel tent.  The tent comes in three pieces, the outer part of the tent, considered the rainfly, the floor and the interior enclosed room.  The rainfly is made from 190T 100% coated polyester with taped seams, the enclosed room from 100% uncoated polyester, the floor is 100% polyethylene.

There are five windows, two doors and vents.  The main door has two zippers with Velcro tabs to attach the bottom to the rainfly and a double zipper screen panel.  Both parts can be rolled up to the top of the entry and be held in place with toggles and loops.  There are two grommets on each corner of the door so that it can be held open with poles to act as a shade over the screened area.  On either side are small mesh screen vents that are held open with foam and fabric arms.  The side door also has a two zipper closing system where the bathtub floor can fold out flat.  There is no mesh screen.  The back or rear of the tent has a screened window that zips closed from the outside.

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Main entry, ventilation sleeves, vinyl window

Four of the windows are vinyl with no screen or way to open them.  Fabric covers for privacy can be opened or closed by separating them from the Velcro tabs.  The interior room insert is meant to create a separate room in the back section of the tent.  It is held in place with toggles attached to rings with elastic.  While it can offer privacy and an alternate to the open floor plan I don’t like it much.  It is not snug fitting to the sides of the rainfly.  When put in place there is about 6″ of space on the sides, top and back.  That is a lot of space lost.  Sometime in the future I may disassemble it so that only the door side attaches to the tent.  Then it would be useful.

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Main entry open, view to back of tent, ventilation vents

LS AID STATION

There are several reasons I choose this tent.  My main reason was to set it up as our heated or air conditioned in camp aid station.  There is enough space for two cots or stretchers on saw horses, medical supplies and equipment.  The side door floor folds out flat so that if hard plastic or plywood flooring was added a gurney could be wheeled in instead of carried.  And, it makes it easier to hand carry without having to step over the fabric threshold of the main door.  The vinyl windows don’t open making it easier to heat and cool without modifying them.

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View of interior room insert

I have changed a some things and added a few.   Two 8″ ventilation hose sleeves were added to facilitate use of a heater or air conditioner.  Velcro was sewn across the bottom of the rear window closure to reduce air exchange.  I sewed the floor onto the rainfly walls to keep the insects and unwanted wildlife out.  Velcro was also placed at the bottom of the side door.  The retaining straps that ran across the floor to hold the sides in place were removed so that the floor could expand and pull tight.  They had been placed there to prevent the sides from splaying before the floor was sewn in.  The tent seals up good.

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View of side door with floor folded down

Set up is easy enough that one person can do it in about 30 to 35 minutes.  There are 14 stakes for the tent and 14 for the guy lines.  I’ve had the most success setting it up by my self by laying the tent out so the footprint is mostly in place, staking the back corners down, then staking the front entrance center guy line.  Once those are in place the three fiberglass color coded poles are pushed though the sleeve then the ends are put over the metal pins connected to the tent body.  Moving from back to front the tent will begin to stand up and stay in place.

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Front entrance, taper is visible

Next the tent body stakes are placed.  To keep the tent in line stake and connect one side then move to the other.  Note the front entrance corners are tapered from the place where the poles connect making it a little difficult to line up without them shifted to one side or another.  I leave the front for last.  It seems easier to line the front up with the sides.  Although this tent is not heavy duty it will work well for the occasional use.  I’m satisfied how the modifications turned out and the tent itself.  Questions and comment are always welcome.  Check out the video below.  -13

Tent Modification – Bass Pro Eclipse Cabin Tent

What could make a tent better when camping, working in remote locations or during a natural or man-made disasters?  The ability to keep the resident comfortable.  That is, cool in hot weather and warm in cold climates.  As well as keep out insects and undesirable wildlife such as snakes.  I’ve been using tents to reside in at infrequent intervals for various reasons since the mid 1970’s.  My experience has taught me that the value of getting a good night rest and recuperation cannot be overstated.

Over the last 6 months all but 1 of our 20 year old tents have been replaced.  That means we have tents in our inventory without air conditioner hose plenums or sleeves.  Those sleeves would allow either an internal or external air source to blow or draw in air for cooling or heating.  In the past if a screened window on a tent would zip closed to help keep in cool or warm air that is what was used.  Keeping the window cover closed always kept occupant from seeing what was going on outside.  I never did like that.

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Window with Velcro sewn on

Being unhappy without a view I decided to change how I modify the tents.  New tents with screened windows will now be outfitted with clear vinyl removable panels.  For this project Velcro brand hook & loop will be sewn to the tent and vinyl panels.  That way the original function of the window will still work as designed.  The Velcro will allow changes to easily be made in minutes.

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One of two triangle roof vents

The Eclipse tent also has two triangle screened panels on the roof.  Those panels will be placed on the outside of the tent.  That way it will help prevent sagging into the interior space.  The ventilation sleeves will be 8″ to accommodate 6″ – 8″ hose typically used for smaller home size air conditioners and heaters.  At the end of the hose sleeve will be a cinch cord that can be tightened around the hose to reduce air infiltration and keep the unwanted out.

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Ventilation sleeves

The first step for this project was compile a list of materials needed.  Next, obtain them.  I had the 210D nylon oxford fabric that I used for the ventilation sleeves on hand.  I used about 1 1/2 yards at a cost of $4.99 a yard.  The Velcro needed was about 20 yards per tent, cost for 50 yards of the hook and loop was about $100.00.

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Making a template

The vinyl was purchased from Joann’s Fabric.  I went to the store to buy some but they didn’t have a continuous length of 14 yards.  I then looked for more locally on their website.  Turns out that was a really good thing.  If I had been able to get the 14 yards in store it would have cost $70.00.  Making the purchase online I was able to pick the order up at another store with a cost of $43.00.  That was a full 25 yard, 54″, 8 gauge roll.  A really good deal, plus I’d have some left over for other projects or repairs.

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Layout cut lines using a template

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Using template to mark sew lines onto the tent

Once I had all the materials on hand I was eager to complete the project.  I made templates so it would be easier to duplicate the vinyl panels for the window and triangles.  Each panel was laid out then cut to size.  After that the sew lines could be laid out onto the tent.

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Sewing Velcro onto vinyl panels

With the panels cut out and the sew lines marked I sewed the hook side of the Velcro onto the vinyl.  I used a Harbor Freight soldering gun I modified to function as a hot knife to cut out the ventilation sleeve hole.  I then sewed the ventilation sleeve onto the tent.  I learned the hard way that care must be used when sewing them because the fabric had partially been cut on the bias which would make it stretch out of place easily.

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Cutting ventilation holes with a soldering iron hot knife.

The most challenging part was next.  Getting all the tent fabric though the sewing machine arm while the hook part of the Velcro was applied.  That part of the project slowed my progress down a lot but it did go quicker than I expected.  Once the ventilation sleeves and the window parts were complete it was time for testing.

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Sewing ventilation sleeves onto tent wall.

The tent was set up and all the panels were installed.  With few exceptions the panels fit well.  I did have trouble in a couple of places where the tent fabric had shifted when the sew lines were laid out.  Those were easily remedied by shifting the panels slightly one way or another.  The project took about 20-22 hours once the materials arrived.  The time and financial cost will be well worth it for the comfort level it will provide.  This project was fun but I’m glad it is over.

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Placing vinyl panel over an open window

I made a video of the project progress if you’re interested.  If you’ve ever modified your tent what did you do?  How well did it work out?  Have a question or comment post it here.  -13

Good People With Firearms #15: Man chased by dinosaurs shot breaking into home.

21MAR2020, Deltona Florida, What does someone have to be high on to think dinosaurs are chasing them?  Bad weed?  Lesson, it doesn’t matter if dinosaurs are chasing you, don’t break into other peoples homes.

Sheriff: Florida mother shot burglar who entered home because ‘dinosaurs were chasing him’

Unconditional freedom, no compromises, no negotiations. -13

Good People With Firearms #14: Three intruders break in home, one gets shot.

15APR2020, Neptune Beach Florida, Resident shoots one of three during home invasion.

Neptune Beach resident shoots 1 of 3 intruders during break-in

Unconditional freedom, no compromises, no negotiations. -13

Bass Pro Eclipse 6 Person Cabin Tent

I have not received compensation in any way for the video or this blog post.  I put this up because I could not find any post or video about this model of cabin tent.  Plus I want to provide useful information for those considering buying one.

CAMP DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

I purchased two of the Bass Pro Eclipse 6 person cabin tents for a couple of reasons.  One, Camp Down the Rabbit Hole could offer quarters for housing one or two individuals for our alliance of like minds for camping.  Two, to be prepared with temporary quarters in the event our home was damaged in a natural disaster or we had evacuated for any reason.

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The tent is constructed with 190T polyester with a 600mm PU coating.  It has a bathtub style floor made with 120gm polyethylene.  There are two triangle mosquito net ventilation panels in the roof.  Four mosquito net windows with zip up privacy shades including the door.  The door has a double zipper and is roomy enough to walk through wearing your load bearing equipment.  There is also a port on the door side for electric power.

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Window with privacy panel down for demonstration. Panel is usually neatly rolled up.

The footprint is 9′ x 10′.  The propaganda states that the floor plan is big enough to house to queen size beds and 6 persons.  When I’m in the tent it seems to me that it is more suitable for one or two adults, one maybe two camp chairs, a roll top camp table, some personal gear and a portable heater or air conditioner.  Not much else.  This would depend on how everything was organized.

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Fabric plenums.

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Vinyl window panel in place.

I made a few modifications to make it more usable.  Two fabric plenums were added for interior or exterior air conditioning or heating.  Vinyl panels were added using Velcro to quickly and easily attach or remove them.  The window coverings allow the privacy panels to be lowered providing a way to see outside and keep the heated or air conditioned air inside.  The triangle roof panels were also covered with the clear vinyl so they would seal up the tent yet allow light to pass though.

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Pole elbows

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Roof crossmember tie off point

The tent is set up using four metal and two fiberglass shock corded poles.  The fiberglass poles are used on the roof to give it strong arch support. While the metal poles support the fiberglass roof poles and sides of the tent at each corner with a plastic elbow.  Each corner elbow is marked with a 140° mark.  This is where the metal poles go.  The other end is too small for them and where the fiberglass poles attach.  The fiberglass poles cross at the top and are tied in at the center.  When putting the poles in place there is a metal pin attached at the corners that goes into the end of the pole.

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Corner pole pin

The rainfly has a quick release buckle at each corner that adjust the tension of the fly.  There is also a pole that attaches to the rainfly over the door to maintain it’s shape and to offer an awning like structure.  The floor outline requires 6 stakes, the rainfly needs 7.  The rainfly must be used for stability.  It has all the attachment points and guy lines.  It takes about 15-20 minutes of uninterrupted time for one person to set the tent up.  Also of note is that the only place there is seam tape is the rainfly.  None of the seams on the tent body are seam taped.  I’ve only experienced mild rain and cannot tell how it performs in a heavy storm.

This video has mostly the same information and footage of the set up.  If you have experience with this tent or have questions post them here.  -13