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Homestead Update 1/10/16

10 Jan


We had our first snow of the Winter last night. The temperature was 21 and it is forecast to be 19 tonight. That is really the first time we have had any low temps this Winter. We have only had a few nights where it has even been below freezing.



I hooked up the electric heated water bowl in the dog pen in preparation of this cold snap. I also added some cedar shavings in the dog houses so they could snuggle down and keep warm. While I was in the pen, I put some heartworm preventive on their necks. I do this once every month so they are used to it. As soon as I put the leash on them and tell them to sit they drop right down and wait for the treatment. I wish they were that well behaved the rest of the time!


I was organizing some of my junk supplies this week and I opened a box with some of my knives. This is not all I have but that is the majority of them. I think I am fairly well set as far as knives go, don’t you? I attended a gun show in Memphis and I knew it would be packed, but there were so many people there you could not move! I expected it to be busy because anytime you have a Saturday show in a town as large as Memphis it will be well attended. But this was the first show just a few days after Obama went on TV and outlined his executive orders on gun control. I didn’t bother to pay much attention to the guns, I could tell they all had new higher priced tags on them. I managed to pick up some bulk ammo still fairly priced. The main thing I went to the show to get was some 30 round AR magazines. That is going to be one of the first things that get banned so I want to have a good supply while I can. I bought some surplus military mags for $7 each. These same mags would have been $5 last month so I still considered them to be reasonably priced. After the high capacity mags are banned, I think they will go up in value considerably so I consider this an investment for the future. If you have any shortages in your firearms or ammo preps I recommend you take care of it while you still can. In the mean time, keep prepping everyone!


Survival Knife

4 Mar

Many of you survivalist types are always posting pictures of your knives, so here is another of mine.




These knives are made by Western, and are called the Settler Combo. I found them at an antique mall a few years back, and I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw the price. The knives are brand new in the box, and had a price tag of $19.95. I held my breath as I paid for them hoping the lady checking out didn’t say “wait a minute, this can’t be right.” But my luck held and I made it out of there clean. These knives are no longer in production, but the last published price for them was around $80.00, so I got a heck of a deal. The reason I wanted them was for the nostalgia factor more than anything else. I owned a knife like the larger knife when I was a school boy. I don’t know what happened to that knife, but somewhere over time it disappeared. The larger knife is 8 3/4 inches long and the smaller is 6 inches long. Both have the old timey leather handles. I don’t intend to use them unless TSHTF, after I took this picture I wiped a little oil on them and put them away. Be Prepared!