Psycho in the mail? Thank you Rand Paul! Reason number 2 why you should be prepared for —–anything!

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My friend forwarded this to me.  Think my headline is drama, clickbait?  Wait until you read reason number two of why you should be prepared for any eventuality if you live in the United States.  Psychos on a self-destructive ego trip?  Look at Rand Paul trying to use law and his position as a Senator to enforce his religious beliefs on others.  Hum, seems familiar.

 

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It is so odd how the religious fanatics feel victimized by another persons private health care choice or any choice that contradicts their belief system.  ” In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling forced abortion-on-demand down our nation’s throat.”  They always act as if they’ve been imposed on by someone else’s choice that had nothing to do with them.

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Message to the Rand Paul types, all of you are psycho just exactly like those ISIS psychopaths over in the middle east decapitating and hanging people for fun.  Shut your stupid mouths extremist!  You have freedom of religious expression, not enforcement.  I stand in your way, armed if necessary to defend the right of others to choose how they want to live.  What happened to the whole “free man” thing?  Extremists everywhere, thank goodness for the second amendment and rational thinking or we’d all be in serious trouble.

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The first guy to shoot when trying to rescue your gay friends from getting strangled to death simply for being accused of being gay. (Screen capture of public lynching of young men accused of being homosexual.)

Just because someone has a college degree and has been elected does not mean one should forfeit self-preservation and listen to fools. These religious fanatics are going to get some of us killed if we don’t stop the madness soon.  For further enlightenment read on don’t take my word for it.  -13

 

Dear ——, For 44 years, a few unelected men and women on the Supreme Court have played God with innocent human life. They have invented laws that condemned to painful deaths without trial more than 61 million babies for the crime of being “inconvenient.” In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling forced abortion-on-demand down our nation’s throat. In the past, many in the pro-life movement have felt limited to protecting a life here and there — passing some limited law to slightly control abortion in the more outrageous cases. But some pro-lifers always seem to tiptoe around the Supreme Court, hoping they won’t be offended. Now the time to grovel before the Supreme Court is over. Working from what the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade, pro-life lawmakers can pass a Life at Conception Act and end abortion using the Constitution instead of amending it. That is why it’s so urgent you sign the petition to your Senators and Congressman that I will link to in a moment. Thanks to the results of the last election, you and I are in a better than ever position to force an up-or-down roll call vote on the Life at Conception Act. And your petition will help do just that. Signing the Life at Conception Act petition will help break through the opposition clinging to abortion-on-demand and ultimately win a vote on this life-saving bill to overturn Roe v. Wade. A Life at Conception Act declares unborn children “persons” as defined by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, entitled to legal protection. This is the one thing the Supreme Court admitted in Roe v. Wade that would cause the case for legal abortion to “collapse.” When the Supreme Court handed down its now-infamous Roe v. Wade decision, it did so based on a new, previously undefined “right of privacy” which it “discovered” in so-called “emanations” of “penumbrae” of the Constitution. Of course, as constitutional law, it was a disaster. But never once did the Supreme Court declare abortion itself to be a constitutional right. Instead, the Supreme Court said: “We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins… the judiciary at this point in the development of man’s knowledge is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.” Then the High Court made a key admission: “If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case [i.e., “Roe” who sought an abortion], of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.” The fact is, the 14th Amendment couldn’t be clearer: “… nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law.” Furthermore, the 14th Amendment says: “Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.” That’s exactly what a Life at Conception Act would do. But this simple, logical and obviously right legislation will not become law without a fight. And that’s where your help is critical. You see, it will be a tough fight, but I believe with your signed petition it is one we can win. Please click here to sign your petition right away. By turning up the heat through a massive, national, grassroots campaign in this session of Congress, one of two things will happen. If you and other pro-life activists pour on enough pressure, pro-lifers can force politicians from both parties who were elected on pro-life platforms to make good on their promises and ultimately win passage of this bill. But even if a Life at Conception Act doesn’t pass immediately, the public attention will send another crew of radical abortionists down to defeat in the next elections. Either way, the unborn win… unless you do nothing. That’s why the National Pro-Life Alliance is contacting hundreds of thousands of Americans just like you to mobilize a grassroots army to pass a Life at Conception Act. The first thing you must do is sign your petition by clicking here. They are the key ingredient in the National Pro-Life Alliance’s plan to pass a Life at Conception Act. They’ll also organize:

Hard-hitting TV, radio and newspaper ads to be run just before each vote, detailing the horrors of abortion and mobilizing the American people.

Extensive personal lobbying of key members of Congress by rank-and-file National Pro-Life Alliance members and staff.

A series of newspaper columns to be distributed free to all 1,387 daily newspapers now published in the United States.

An extensive email, direct mail and telephone campaign to generate at least one million petitions to Congress like the one linked to in this letter.

Of course, to do all this will take a lot of money. Just to email and mail the letters necessary to produce one million petitions will cost at least $460,000. Newspaper, TV and radio are even more expensive. But I’m sure you’ll agree pro-lifers cannot just sit by watching the slaughter continue. The National Pro-Life Alliance’s goal is to deliver one million petitions to the House and Senate in support of a Life at Conception Act. When the bill comes up for a vote in Congress, it is crucial to have the full weight of an informed public backing the pro-life position. I feel confident that the folks at the National Pro-Life Alliance can gather those one million petitions. But even though many Americans who receive this email will sign the petition, many won’t be able to contribute. That’s why it’s vital you agree to your donation of $10, or even more if you can. Without your help, the National Pro-Life Alliance will be unable to gather the one million petitions and mount the full-scale national campaign necessary to pass a Life at Conception Act. A sacrificial gift of $50 or even $25 now could spare literally millions of innocent babies in years to come.  But if that’s too much, please consider chipping in with a donation of $10. You should also know that a National Pro-Life Alliance supporter wants to make your decision to give easier by agreeing to match your donation, no matter the size, increasing its value by 100%! So please respond right away with your signed petition. And please help by agreeing to your generous contribution of $10. Some people have already given as much as $500. Others have given $100. But no matter how much you give, whether it’s chipping in with $10 or a larger contribution of $25, I guarantee your contribution is urgently needed and will be deeply appreciated. That’s why I hope and pray that you will not delay a moment to make a contribution of $10, $25, or even $50 if you can. Your contribution to the National Pro-Life Alliance and your signed petition will be the first steps toward reversing Roe v. Wade and waking up the politicians about where our barbarous pro-abortion policy is taking us. Sincerely, Rand Paul, United States Senator (R-KY)

P.S.  The Supreme Court itself admitted — if Congress declares unborn children “persons” under the law, the constitutional case for abortion-on-demand “collapses.”

That’s why it’s so critical to work to get a vote on the Life at Conception Act, legislation that would reverse Roe v. Wade. Please help make that happen. Sign your petition today to the National Pro-Life Alliance to reverse Roe v. Wade. Your petition is the critical first step in fighting to end abortion. Along with your signed petition, please consider making a sacrificial contribution of $25 or $50.  If that’s too much, please consider chipping in with a donation of $10. You should also know a generous donor has agreed to match all contributions, no matter the size, increasing your gift to the National Pro-Life Alliance by 100%!

Homemade, Do-It-Yourself, S&W J-Frame Moon Clip Holder – Carrier.

Uh-oh, another, thought I’d done this already! What the hell is going on in my head!

On topic!  Here is my Works-For-Me moon clip carrier.  Cannot believe how well it works!  For me.  Thinking mostly everything is in the video so I’ll make some brief notes here.

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S&W 642 J-Frame size.

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I had everything on hand for this project.  The medicine bottles, specimen tubes, hot melt glue and small screws.

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Tools required, some type of saw that will saw brittle plastics.  A way to drill.  A screwdriver.

 

 

The reason I didn’t make the specimen tube shorter (2″) is because the bullet part of the round came into contact with the tube lid.  In addition, the bottle seems to be tapered, so the further the rounds were inserted the tighter they became.  To much for a quick release.

 

 

Next ones I’ll make will use larger stainless screws.  So far I have not had any problems with these at all.  Currently I’m experimenting with bat grip tape wrapped around the bottle.  So far the results are promising but time will tell.  Let me know what you think.  Thank you for checking out my stuff.  -13

 

Here’s the video.

This Prepareness – Prepper – Hiking Vacuum Sealer Tip may get you arrested.

This Preparedness – Prepper – Hiker Vacuum Sealer Tip may get you arrested.  Sensational title but true.  Those of us who take multiple pills whether they’re prescription medications or supplements often use those multi-dose/day pill containers.  Doing so could get you arrested, maybe prosecuted.  Prescription medications are supposed to remain in their original container according to the law as I understand it.

There are all sorts of possibilities which is why the only advise I ever give anyone is, seek the advise of legal counsel and medical professionals before you do whatever it is you’re up to.

I made these pill packs originally for backpacking/hiking trips and as a way to carry a small amount of vital medications on my person at all times.  Ever miss your ibuprofen, antihistamine or whatever because you didn’t have it with you?  Yeah me too but no longer.  Plus it helps save money buying in bulk and having to not throw out medications stored improperly.

I make up a new pack/s every time I have to open bulk meds.  Usually fill one or two of the individual pouches and then put the rest in a larger pouch for long-term storage.  I always include the name of the drug/supplement, type/concentration, lot number and expiration date.  I never separate this information from anything I place in these pouches until I’d consumed the contents.  It’s very important to keep them together.

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Things I find helpful to have on hand, a red sharpie makes it easier for me to see the marks so I can line them up with the heat sealer portion of the vacuum sealer.  A funnel helps with precise placement of the pills.  I have a short extension of soft plastic tubing but couldn’t find it for the video.  It’s good for reaching to the deepest part of the pouch when trying to get pills that want to grab the pouch material instead of slide.

To make the pill packs I use an 11″ vacuum sealer roll like the rolls in this link.  2 Pack – SimpleHouseware 11″ x 50′ Commercial Vacuum Sealer Rolls Food Storage Saver Compatible to Foodsaver Sous Vide (total 100 feet) To make the template I used microsoft publisher then converted it into a downloadable PDF file located here.  PILL PACK DIVIDER INDIVIDUAL DOSE TEMPLATE  When looking at the template the top  and bottom two boxes are larger than the center boxes.  They’re larger to account for the various size factory sealed edges.

I laminated my second printing for durability because the first one was getting beat up from use, and also added a grommet to hang up or bind with other similar items.

Expired meds shown in the video are kept past their expiration date if preserved correctly following the DoD Shelf Life Extension Program.  I would include a link but the government has removed them.  Not sure how you’ll get that info now I don’t have anything to share at the time of this posting.  Research it maybe you’ll find something.

Everything else I think, is in the video.   Check it out. -13

 

RICO RS-6 Aspirator. Military surplus suction for austere medicine.

Anyone looking for an aspirator that will function in austere conditions may find the Rico RS-6 will work for them.  I’ve used these before for military and civilian applications and have never had problems.  What I like most about this suction unit is how it is made to be portable or stationary and can be powered by engine, electric or hand.  It doesn’t get much better when looking for something for austere conditions in my mind.  This one was an eBay item that I was lucky enough to get for $43.00.  A really great price.

Although it is portable it is not ideal to be hauling around by hand and would be better suited for mounted applications that required the occasional use away from your transportation/station whatever/wherever it may be.  The way I have this unit set up is a connection in my POV since it’s the designated medical/emergency response vehicle for our homestead.

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The other way this set up works good for us is a backup in an aid-station or in camp to the electric/battery operated aspirator that usually uses disposable collection basins.  Or this could be connected as the collection basin for the electric portable aspirator in place of the disposable ones.  Although I would not want to use this without the disposable liners it can be and is designed to if necessary.  The other surprising item that works well with a little modification to power the Rico RS-6 is the little FoodSaver handheld like the one below.  It works so well that it is part of our emergency aspirator kit.  I’ll have a video/blog on that as soon as I put the footage together.

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Here is a video that’s just under ten minutes that shows all the items that originally came with the Rico RS-6.  I’ve cut most of the ramble out to save you some time.   Another item of interest for those who may need the information is the scanned PDF of combined printed material that was with the original packaging.  That link is just above the video. -13

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Another easy-open packaging video! Another easy-open packaging video?

Another video about how to make your vacuum sealer packaging easier to open.

This goofy video was totally inspired by the Jingle track playing with the video.  When I was making a longer version of a video with the same topic I was searching through iMovie’s sound library for a little intro sound.  As I was listening to the tune this video idea popped into my head.  I thought it would be cool to try to communicate similar information in the 36 seconds it takes the tune to play without a voice speaking over the track.

I went back to my improvised shop set up in the living room and recorded this in about 15 minutes and spent about an hour editing.  It’s kind of silly and dumb and totally low-budget but I actually like it and it was fun from beginning to end to make.  Have fun hope you enjoy it. -13

FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer Tips- How to make your packaging easy to open. Works for me!

Several years ago I packaged an emergency kit in vacuum sealer packaging.  Tested it, and was completely shocked to discover how tough the packaging is and how difficult it can be to open without using some other instrument or object.  Attempting to open one of them by hand-only proved impossible to do without assistance.  It also made me realize how important and useful the tear-notch on freeze dried meals made for backpacking could be.

An individual, with an injured hand and/or dentures/front dental work would be at risk for not being able to open the package without assistance from an object or the tear-notch.  With a tear-notch it may be possible place part of the package underfoot and tear with the uninjured hand.  I know this for sure, I cannot do it without the tear-notch.

The first experiments with nothing more than a simple straight cut with the scissors worked fairly well.  I noticed though when I decided to cut a “V” shape into the margin on the packaging that it was easier to open and the tear didn’t seen to veer off like the single cut did.  Sometimes when I was testing the single cut way the tear would not always follow into and open the package, it would follow the margin and made it just as difficult to open.

I like the V cut over the single cut because it is more visible and easier to use.  There are a few things I don’t like about the V cut.  First it takes two cuts to make, that is a lot of cutting when making multiple packages and more than one tear-notch for each package.  The cut must be more accurate to ensure that the two cuts meet at the V point, if they don’t it may create another more difficult package to open.  It works great but it’s much more time consuming and requires a certain degree of accuracy unlike the single cut.

Not happy with either of those things I searched for another more efficient way to make those notches.  I was trying to think of what to search for online when I remembered something I had seen in a sewing supply catalog I had but couldn’t remember what it was.  Lucky me I had kept the catalog and found it.  The item is a pattern notcher.

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A, Style-45N, 1/16″ x 1/4″ Pattern Notcher. Turns out it works perfectly for this purpose.  It cuts the perfect notch for getting the package open plus all one needs to do is put the margin edge of the packaging into the notcher until it stops then close the notcher with your hand and done!  Wow what a really fantastic solution!  I can quickly and accurately place the notch and make the cut in seconds then move onto the next pressing homesteading project.

I made a short video about my experience and demonstrate the way that “Works for me”.  Hope you find this information useful. -13

 

Why I’m back on WordPress

I came back to wordpress to blog because I was not getting the hits on blogger.  I also found it hard to find things, people, information.  As I have been copying my information over the last few hours, I noticed I have received more views in that short time than all of the last six months on blogger.  I wonder if I didn’t do something over there that would have brought more traffic.  It doesn’t matter my focus and expectations are much different this time from wordpress.  Time will tell.  -13