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Canning & Food Storage / New Equipment
« on: January 20, 2021, 09:54:10 PM »
I am excited!!!!!  It only took 6 months to het here.

The all american 930 pressure canner.  The 1 gallon jug is used as a height/size reference.

« on: January 02, 2021, 09:41:26 PM »
So I settled on an STX International Dehydrator  that has a 1200W coil.  It has 10 trays, all stainless steel and a detachable coil/fan assembly.

The 16oz water bottle is there for size comparison, and this thing is BIG!

The first thing i am going to try is roma (or plumb) tomatoes to make tomato powder.

Message from the Owner / EMERGENCY!!!!!!
« on: December 18, 2020, 01:49:55 PM »
for everybody that donated using the PayPal link in the donations tab, please keep an eye on your accounts!  we had a member that got their PayPal account compromised!  Don and I have done some digging and have come to the conclusion that the breech did not come from our end.  I am putting this out there as a precaution so folks can keep an eye on their accounts.

this is cross posted as well to make sure the word gets out there!

Cooking equipment / In need of
« on: December 14, 2020, 12:33:18 AM »
I am in need of a food dehydrator!

What do you folks know and want to share with me?

Brands, pros, cons, etc please........

Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / BBQ/Work gloves
« on: November 27, 2020, 06:31:04 PM »
So i was looking for a new/different pair of gloves that i can use while creating masterpieces on the smoker. 

My must haves were:
1. I be able to hold (for atleast 2 minutes) pans directly off the smoker without feeling the heat

2. I had to be able to put them on and take them off pretty easy

3. They had to be thin enough for me to be able to feel what i am doing with my fingers

4. They had to be able to be washed

5. They had to be some what cut resistant

6. They had to be oil resistant (cant be burning my fangers with hot grease)

7. They had to actually fit my big hands

So what i found was these 2 different gloves.

This one comes in a pack of 12:

And this was a single pair:

I think i found what i was looking for.  The 3rd picture is me holding the smoke tube that i just pulled off the smoker and it still had big glowing embers in it.

CIEMR / leave us alone!
« on: November 09, 2020, 06:31:09 PM »
people do not want this!!!

warning!!!! graphic language!

Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Compressor and nailers
« on: November 01, 2020, 07:51:58 PM »
We. I got the ceiling completely replaced from the leaky pipe incident, i also had 4' on both sides of a wall corner replaced. 

Got paint lined up for next week.

All i have left to do is put the base boards back on and re-hang the lights.  Did i forget to mention how upset one can get trying to finish nail base boards manually...... :facepalm:

So i said screw it, i need power and more of it.  Found this set on amazon, and it will be here on tuesday.


Adventure / Nate's weekend, travel & vacation adventures
« on: October 24, 2020, 11:21:22 AM »
So lets start this off with.....

Can anybody guess where i am at this weekend?

Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Which hitch
« on: October 11, 2020, 12:30:34 AM »
So i am looking and downsizing all of my B.S.hitches and going with 1 of these 3.

Anybody have experience with these or know who does?  Comments and recommendations are welcomed/wanted.......




I am honestly leaning towards # 2 or # 3.......

Faith Discussion / I agree with this 100%!
« on: October 05, 2020, 10:45:44 PM »
I agree with this 100%!

CIEMR / New type of rifle
« on: September 30, 2020, 02:12:38 PM »
I guess we have a new type of gun according to the morons out in LA, Commiefornia.... :facepalm:


General Vehicle Related Discussion / What would you honestly pay
« on: August 18, 2020, 08:14:32 AM »
2015, 1500, 6.2ltr 4x4, crew cab, leather, topper, 77,000 miles

Would you honestly pay $40k for this truck?

If not what would you pay for it?

Canning & Food Storage / Todays canning adventures
« on: August 09, 2020, 07:01:12 PM »
So todays canning adventures resulted in

8 green beans (plants were finally done)

12 cans of corn

15 cans of carrots (1 busted in the canner)

15 qts (approximately) of salsa started.  Now i just have to find more jars.  And thankfully jon got me hooked up with a link to where i was able to order enough lids to last me a while.

Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / This was my hero!
« on: July 28, 2020, 10:28:27 PM »
On 22 February 2010 GOD created a true gentle giant who would soon be known as Maynard der König (MAYNARD the king)!  And on 28 July 2020 @ 653pm GOD called you back to his side!

I truly hope that we were humans that you were proud to live with and provided for your every wish and desire!

You were my true best friend and you never judged me for my faults!

Your pain is gone and you can finally breath again and have those wonderfull dreams of you chasing rabbits!

WE LOVE YOU and will always miss you! You will live in our hearts and memories every day until the day WE get to be reunited with you! 

Message from the Owner / need your assistance please
« on: June 21, 2020, 09:10:12 PM »
so today I decided it was a great time to lose my wallet and phone completely off the back of my truck into some ditch somewhere!

my cards and ID's are what they are and have all been turned off or will have to wait till the next work day to get them straightened out.

I have a new phone coming and should be here Tuesday or Wednesday. I have sent the lock and erase code to shut it down and protect as much data as possible.
but the real issue is, that for whatever reason the back-up was turned off on my phone and I now have no way of getting all of my contacts back.

If you are reading this, that means that I had your number in my phone and would like to put it back in my new one. can you please send me your number to my message inbox.

if you don't feel safe doing it on here, hit me a message in my inbox and I will send you my private email address.

CIEMR / wake up people
« on: June 05, 2020, 01:05:51 PM »
when are people going to wake up and see the slight of hand shiff that they are being played for?!

this is from back at the beginning of march!


and this is what happened on Tuesday!


So if you are putting in a new garden, have an existing garden, have tried and true methods or documented failures!

Please share with us!

D.O.T. / This is a heck of a deal!
« on: March 28, 2020, 01:30:12 PM »

General Vehicle Related Discussion / Zero turn or tractor
« on: February 17, 2020, 11:53:13 PM »
As the title says....should i go zero turn or a small tractor like jr has?

I have 1 acre, fairly flat, 1 spot has an incline, some landscaping in the front yard, there is some garbage landscaping else where that needs to come out, some rocks need to be removed, a bocce ball court will get ripped out.....

Lets talk this out/thru!


CIEMR / Simple Honest Truth!!!
« on: January 21, 2020, 07:50:11 AM »

Cooking equipment / Meat Slicer
« on: January 10, 2020, 10:07:23 PM »
so out of the blue this morning, I get a call from SAIA saying that I have a package that I need to come sign for and pick up.  when I got there, I found that it was a really big box that barley fit into the back of the truck.

I honestly had no idea what it was and where it came from because I didn't order anything. 

as I got it home and opened it up, I was beyond speechless.  I called wendy to inquire as to its origin and was told that it was a Christmas/house warming gift.

so folks, what we have here is a berkel 827a-plus 12 inch, mid-tier commercial grade meat slicer.  it has a 4 amp motor, 12" knife/blade, and has roughly a 10.5" throw on the feed tray (how far it goes back).  what that means is … I can slice full slabs of bacon without having to quarter it.


As the title says....Funniest thing i have seen/read in a long time....

The fact that this has been put out by the current presidential administration.....is completely hilarious!


Tires, Wheels, and Suspension / General Grabber ATX
« on: December 01, 2019, 10:15:44 PM »
so I am just over 2 years and 50K miles (49,600 actual) on the GMC and it has come time to put some new shoes on her.  The original tires that came on the truck were goodyear wrangler sr/a LT265/60R20 load range E.

For the most part I have been pretty vigilant about rotating the tires every 5K miles and keeping them aired at about 65-70 psi unloaded and 80 psi when loaded and pulling my big trailer.  The wear is pretty even all around and I have only had 1 issue.  The 1 and only issue I had was when I was coming back from Jon's massive farm shop while working on my trailer roof, I must have caught the edge of something along the way and gashed my side wall almost all the way thru.  I am truly impressed that I didn't get a massive blow out and end up injured or have damage of some kind, which is a testament to the strength and durability of these goodyear's.  I was a little cheap at the time and stopped at the local used tire joint and picked up a used tire (exact one) with the same amount of tread left, had it mounted and balanced for $60.  So at 50K on the goodyear's I am down to 6/32nds....time for them to go!

So in my searching and watching what you all are putting on, etc, etc, etc.....I have decided to go with a set of general Grabber ATX.  These come with a 50K warranty, 3 peak certified and ready to accept studs (not that i need them) with no prepping.  these things come at 16/32nds, sipped, very quiet (surprisingly) for an AT tire, excellent traction in the icy rain (which I drove home in the day I got them), etc.  specs side by side are basically identical, so I cant complain or argue that one is better than the other (for now).  I picked these up for just under $1K all 4 mounted, balanced, etc. 

so as time progresses, I will keep this thread updated.

Tip of the Day! / breaker finder
« on: November 27, 2019, 04:30:23 PM »
a bit crude, but the no frills aspect works for me?!

Food Preparation and Cooking Techniques / Prep'd turkey
« on: November 26, 2019, 09:33:46 PM »
Got my turkey spatched, brine made and now the turkey is taking a bath until tomorrow evening.....

Share Your Recipe / Leftover undercooked brisket
« on: November 22, 2019, 03:32:39 PM »
So since i had some leftover undercooked brisket, i was thinking of what to do with it besides boring street tacos type of things.

So i assembled some ingredients, chopped up the brisket and onions!

Stay tuned for further updates.

Firearms / Mini gun
« on: November 14, 2019, 12:54:22 PM »
For those of you that want to experience the raw power of a mini gun!


Cooking equipment / Donations for a smoker
« on: October 11, 2019, 10:02:45 PM »
Anybody want to donate the money for nate to acquire this magnificent piece of cooking/smoking art work?

Ill even cook food and ship it for those that help out.


Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Only a few will get it
« on: October 09, 2019, 09:01:00 PM »
If you get it, respond with an appropriate response that those of us who know would understand.

I will revel the answer in time... :beercheers:

CIEMR / oh how the tables have turned
« on: September 25, 2019, 05:55:07 PM »

CIEMR / interesting interview
« on: September 14, 2019, 11:24:15 AM »
its interesting that this interview has not been brought back to life...…


Faith Discussion / bible timeline
« on: September 10, 2019, 08:41:59 AM »
this link was sent to me and i thought i would share it with you all.  this is pretty interesting.


has anybody seen this before or have any comments on it?

Faith Discussion / church clothes
« on: September 07, 2019, 11:34:00 AM »
I am going to rant here for a minute.  Why?  Because I am sick and tired of people using religion as a justification for their B.S. opinions/actions/etc!  If you want to follow and live by the word of god, then gosh darn it JUST DO IT, worry about yourself and how you live your life!  The way somebody chosen to follow and live by the word of god has absoutley nothing to do with you!

here is a prime example of what i am talking about!

so I saw a posting on some social media outlet that asked/stated.....and in typical "im a religious person with biased views because I think the way I worship the word of god is better than the way you worship the word of god, and the denomination of faith I chosen is better than the denomination of faith that you chosen" fashion posted the comment/question of

I’m looking for someone to Define “Church Clothes “

Does the Bible not tell/teach us to love thy neighbor!? Does the bible not tell/teach us to “not judge”!?  Does the bible not tell/teach us to come as we are?!

If I am correct, then why is this even a question?! Why is this even something that is of anybody’s business/concern?! What makes your opinion of "Church Clothes" better or more correct or however you want to put it than somebody else's!?

This is a prime example of “mind your own business”! This is a prime example of why some folks are 2 faced, hypocritical, judgmental, truly believe that their opinion/s matters, MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS, etc.

Somebody please refresh my memory or if I am unaware of the actual written word of god that says we his children are to be his judge/jury/executioners of his children?!

So the next time that somebody enters a house of worship and does not look like you or act like you or share your same opinions because of the way they choose to interpret the word of god and live their life according to what they believe is the word of god….. shut your judgmental mouth, walk over to them, shake their hand, and welcome them into GOD’s (not yours) house of worship…all with a smile on your face, because then you are truly living the word of GOD!

Share Your Recipe / baked alaska pineapple salmon
« on: September 07, 2019, 10:06:45 AM »
found this recipe and thought I would give it a try.  relax....the pineapple really does not do anything for flavor, its there more for moisture and to keep it from sticking to the pan.



1 large salmon fillet (about 3 lbs.)       17 pineapple rings, fresh or canned
Kosher salt                  Freshly ground black pepper
3 tbsp. melted butter            3 tbsp. sweet chili sauce
2 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro         3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. freshly grated ginger         2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes      Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
Thinly sliced green onions, for garnish      Lime wedges, for serving


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and grease with cooking spray. In the center of the foil, lay pineapple slices in an even layer.

2. Season both sides of the salmon with salt and pepper and place on top of pineapple slices.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together butter, chili sauce, cilantro, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. Brush all over salmon fillet.

4. Bake until the salmon is cooked through, about 25 minutes. Switch the oven to broil, and broil for 2 minutes, or until fish is slightly golden. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions and serve with lime wedges

and as always, there is a printable version of this recipe attached.

Cooking equipment / Gas grills
« on: August 13, 2019, 09:13:35 PM »
So my 12 or 13 year old grill is about shot. 

I have been looking at many different options to include blaze, broil king, char broil, kitchen aid, weber, etc.  I have seen prices from $3k all the way down to the $99 specials out side of the big box stores.

I think i have settled on the weber genesis ii 435 series.  Does anybody have one of these?  Does anybody have hands on experience they can offer?


Vests & Protection / ar500 armor sale
« on: August 12, 2019, 09:54:09 AM »
thought I would share.

is this a good deal?


Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Just plain funny
« on: August 09, 2019, 08:16:10 PM »
Post your funny pics, jokes, memes, etc here. 

Parenting / Disrespecting your parents
« on: August 06, 2019, 10:43:11 PM »
For some of us....this sums up our childhood!

CIEMR / militarized police
« on: August 01, 2019, 10:24:15 PM »
you people had better wake up and see just exactly what the last administration did!!!!

no police force in America has any need for military equipment......PEROID!!!!!

Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Losing an election
« on: July 29, 2019, 11:31:58 PM »

Share Your Recipe / best chix wings
« on: July 23, 2019, 09:30:00 AM »
here is a list of the best chiz wings in each state.

please review, get out of the house and try them and please report back your findings.


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