Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Calling all kooks

The knee-slappingly funny thing is these same critics – who possess no practical skills beyond the ability to craft a cutting sentence or verbally spear beauty queens – are positive they represent the common viewpoint of most Americans.

Snark from elsewhere - but she thinks like I do. Only difference is that she is doing. Read.

Tamsnark on Lautenberg

Frank Lautenberg hasn't had an honest job in years; he's been suckling at the government teat since the current president was a frosh in undergrad. After metastasizing from a mere Port Authority commissar to a senator in 1982, he voted about like you'd expect a Democrat from New Jersey to vote, being generally in favor of taxes and of bribing lower-income voters with other people's money.

Tam is good with the snark.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Celox stops bleeding fast. It is not cheap. I just bought 2 15g and 2 35g packs off of Amazon (the best price I could find, and with combined shipping it makes sense to buy several and save $).

a good link to a glocktalk forum that answers a lot of Celox questions (expiration, application, etc)

Links from Celox website:

Battlefield treatment helps rescuers save climber after fall

Marines study

Celox in Cardiothoracic surgery or alternative link here

Celox-A saves lives in Afghanistan

Police use Celox to save lives

Jems.com (Stopping Blood Loss With A New Hemostatic Coated Gauze)

911 survival info

Responder Knowledge Base


Enewswire (First Aid)

Enewswire (Celox-A)


Domestic preparedness

The society of Army Physcians

Popular Science

Defense Review

Navy Times

Army Times

Marines Corp Times


Sam Medical Logo

Milsys Logo

Special Forces Kit


100 items that disappear first - from a Sarajevo survivor

this is probably yet another link from Survivalblog, but I bookmarked it for a reason and found the link looking for something else.

Some things to ponder when you head down to Lowe's with one of those 10% off coupons.

100 Items to Disappear First

1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy...target of thieves; maintenance etc.)

2. Water Filters/Purifiers

3. Portable Toilets

4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried, for home uses.

5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile
6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
10. Rice - Beans - Wheat
11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled etc.,)
12. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid (Will become scarce suddenly)
13. Water Containers (Urgent Item to obtain.) Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY - note - food grade if for drinking.

16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.
17. Survival Guide Book.
18. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula. ointments/aspirin, etc.

20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
21. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
22. Vitamins
23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)
24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
25. Thermal underwear (Tops & Bottoms)

26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
27. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (Great Cooking and Barter Item)
28. Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)
29. Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many).
30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels

31. Milk - Powdered & Condensed (Shake Liquid every 3 to 4 months)
32. Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid) (A MUST)
33. Clothes pins/line/hangers (A MUST)
34. Coleman's Pump Repair Kit
35. Tuna Fish (in oil)

36. Fire Extinguishers (or..large box of Baking Soda in every room)
37. First aid kits
38. Batteries (all sizes...buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
39. Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
40. Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)

41. Flour, yeast & salt
42. Matches. {"Strike Anywhere" preferred.) Boxed, wooden matches will go first
43. Writing paper/pads/pencils, solar calculators
44. Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime.)
45. Workboots, belts, Levis & durable shirts

46. Flashlights/LIGHTSTICKS & torches, "No. 76 Dietz" Lanterns
47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings, experience;
Historic Times)
48. Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting - if with
49. Men's Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers,
50. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)

51. Fishing supplies/tools
52. Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays/creams
53. Duct Tape
54. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
55. Candles

56. Laundry Detergent (liquid)
57. Backpacks, Duffel Bags
58. Garden tools & supplies
59. Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
60. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.

61. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
62. Canning supplies, (Jars/lids/wax)
63. Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
64. Bicycles...Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
65. Sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats

66. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
67. Board Games, Cards, Dice
68. d-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
69. Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets
70. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)

71. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
73. Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)
74. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
75. Soysauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soupbase

76. Reading glasses
77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
78. "Survival-in-a-Can"
79. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
80. Boy Scout Handbook, / also Leaders Catalog

81. Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)
82. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
83. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
84. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
85. Lumber (all types)

86. Wagons & carts (for transport to and from)
87. Cots & Inflatable mattress's
88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
89. Lantern Hangers
90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts & bolts

91. Teas
92. Coffee
93. Cigarettes
94. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc,)
95. Paraffin wax

96. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
97. Chewing gum/candies
98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
99. Hats & cotton neckerchiefs
100. Goats/chickens (funny)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Clean shoot.

Columbia, SC lawyer and CCW permit holder who shot an armed robber at an AA meeting will not be charged as the shooting is ruled justified.

On April 11, (he) shot and killed Kayson Helms, 18, of Edison, N.J., not only to protect himself, but also to protect others on whom Helms had pulled a .25-caliber pistol, (5th Circuit Solicitor Barney) Giese said.

Helms entered the club, called the ACOA Club, with his gun drawn. When (he) rose from sitting on a couch, drew his gun from a back pocket and fired, Helms had already taken a cell phone at gunpoint from one AA member, so it was an actual — not attempted — armed robbery, Giese said.

If the Columbia PD doesn't return his pistol to him, I think Kel-tec should consider sending him a replacement P-32.
“I’m not looking for a situation to shoot somebody; I don’t want to be the one getting shot.”
Oddly enough, no mention is made of whether or not the robber purchased his .25 legally.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Great news for CCW in SC - especially parents

3 June 2009

Bill S. 593 - sponsored by Senator Shane Martin (R-Spartanburg) - was signed into law yesterday by Governor Sanford! This law allows SC concealed weapon permit holders to have a firearm in the glove compartment, console or trunk of a vehicle while on school or college property in this state.

GrassRoots GunRights spoke before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on April 16th to identify important changes which needed to be made to S. 593 so the bill would properly protect concealed weapon permit holders from being arrested. The GrassRoots recommended changed were adopted.

You can read the original bill on the statehouse website at:

Bill Rentiers
Executive Officer
GrassRoots GunRights of SC

Monday, June 1, 2009

I really do need to post more

This is about me!

Concealed carry permit numbers are up!

Sebastian notes the numbers. Conveniently enough, some SC numbers got some press today too.

The number of York County residents with concealed weapons permits rose to 2,870 by the end of 2008, up from 1,706 in 2007

Article here.

Although I think saying that Jack's place is 1/3 the size of the Nichols Store is a bit of a stretch - I still buy from him (and his new website looks nice).

The embarrassing iPod meme.

Marko has issued a challenge. The meme for the fearless is a list of the 5 most embarrassing albums on your iPod.

Not a lot of readers here since I only post twice a month, so this should be safe. At least it's not the most embarrassing songs. That could get ugly.

  1. Saturday Night Fever - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - sadly enough this is as close to a "soundtrack" for my childhood as I could get. You could not turn on the radio in Charlotte NC in the mid-70's and not hear this. My parents had the double LP in permanent rotation on the record player. It exists unpaid for in digital form here as a nostalgia piece.
  2. Outlaws Soundtrack - LucasArts Studios - I actually ripped the cd tracks of the in-game music off of this game. I enjoy a couple of the Morricone inspired pieces but would be mortified if I had to explain what it is or where it came from.
  3. Off The Wall - Michael Jackson - just cheesy.
  4. Red Dawn - Basil Poledoris - Wolverines! Again - difficult to obtain, difficult to explain.
  5. Dixie Chicks - Fly - Ugh.

Big box full O' dumb

Don't call for backup when you're not a real cop.

"This is Fred. Can you have a marked unit meet me at the foot of the bridge?" Heitzman told the dispatcher.

"What police department are you from?" the dispatcher said.

"Um, auxiliary patrol," Heitzman answered.