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Mail an AR 15 magazine to a gun control politician

Posted by Kevin Felts On April 14, 2014 1 Comment
Stockpiling magazines

As a form of civil disobedience, I think residents in red states should mail 30 round AR and AK magazines to the governors of blue states.

I am pretty sure most AR and AK owners have some junk 30 round magazines laying around. Maybe bent feed lips, maybe magazines that just do not work right.

Lets package those magazines up and mail them to places like the mayor of Washington DC, governor of Connecticut, governor of Colorado, governor of Maryland.




One of my Silver Laced Wyandottes died

Posted by Kevin Felts On April 5, 2014 1 Comment
Silver Laced Wyandotte

The day start out as any other. I woke up, threw some clothes on and went out to the chicken house to let the chickens out. This has been my daily routine for 2 years.

Today was different. When I opened the door, one of my Silver Laced Wyandottes was laying on the floor dead. I opened the door to let the chickens out, then grabbed the Silver Laced Wyandotte to get it out of the chicken house. The body was cold and rigor mortis had set in.




My chickens are being killed

Posted by Kevin Felts On April 4, 2014 0 Comments
Chickens in the chicken yard

Something is killing my chickens. In the past 2 weeks my wife and I have lost 3 chickens. Overall we have lost something like 5 or 6 chickens.

1 Speckled Sussex
1 Rhode Island red
1 Barred rock pullet
1 Australorp pullet
1 Black Jersey Giant




Walls fall out

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 31, 2014 0 Comments

Have you ever seen something that is so gross, but yet so stimulating that you can not turn away?

That is what walls fall out is like. Walls fallout has been called a prolapse awareness video, but it is so much more than that.

Its like a parasite that eats into your brain and you can not get it out.

After you finish watching it, you will feel like ripping your eyeballs out in a fit of rage. Then feel like shoving your eyes back in you you can watch the video again.

You will be screaming at the monitor, “what the hell am I watching, but why can’t I turn it off!!!!!!!”

Be afraid, be very afraid.




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Feeling down

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 31, 2014 1 Comment
Kevin Felts, blogger and survivalist

Feels like I am slipping underwater, lips barely breaking the surface to gasp for air.

I do not understand why I am feeling this way. Last summer my wife and I got moved to a rural area. We can finally live the lifestyle we want – have a garden, plant fruit trees, have chickens, live in peace and quiet, and for some reason I am feeling down.

There is so much I need to do, but so little time.

Need to build a rain water catch system to irrigate the garden, plant peas, beans, squash, melons, want to go fishing, build a larger chicken yard,,, feel overwhelmed.




Random thoughts on prepping for shtf

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 26, 2014 0 Comments
Kevin Felts, Blogger and Survivalist

One of the big questions in the prepping / survivalist community is when did you start prepping? My great grandparents lived on a small farm, my dad was raised on this same small farm, my mom was raised in a rural area and had chickens and a garden. I was exposed to gardening, farming and  [ Read More ]




Potato plants three weeks after planting

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 26, 2014 0 Comments
Potato plant

The potatoes were planted March 1st. Here we are three weeks later and the potatoes are starting to break through the soil. One of my favorite times after planting is seeing the first sprouts break through the top of the ground.

When the cuttings were planted they were not planted in a mound. The mound will be made as the plant grows.

A common question is how far down do you plant the seed potatoes? I usually plant them about 3 inches deep, or the width of your hand. With well drained sandy soil the potato sprout will have no problem pushing to the top of the soil.




Random thoughts March 21 2014

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 21, 2014 0 Comments
Kevin Felts blogger and survivalist

This post started off about Russian President Putin and how much of a failed leader our own president is. Then I got off on a tangent about free trade and jobs. The end result was just some kind of random thought article.

While looking for news on the Crimea situation I came across an article on the Wall Street Journal – Warnings From the Ukraine Crisis.

I do not fully agree with the author, but I do agree with a lot of what she says. One comment should ring a rang a wake up call for the United States,

We have been a nation divided for a long time. Whether the division was by race, sex, sexual preference, religion, political party,,, we have been and will continue to be a nation divided.

Since the late 1960s and 1970s we have become more divided with each passing decade. This division shows in the quality of our elected officials.




High school senior expelled for having knife in car

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 19, 2014 1 Comment
Kevin Felts, blogger and survivalist

There is a recent news article that is causing a stir. It seems a young man was kicked out of school and spent 13 days in jail for having a knife in his car.

This is more than just a young man, he has completed an EMT training program. The knife was found in an EMT medical vest, which was locked in the trunk of his car.

I remember when carrying a pocket knife in school was no big deal. Especially if you were taking wood working class. Just do not take the knife out in school. There were a few times when boys had their knife out cleaning under their finger nails, or cutting on a stick, teacher walk by, say put your knife away, no big deal.

Society is turning boys into sissies.




Puppies killed one of my chicks

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Puppies

A couple of weeks ago I picked up two puppies someone had dropped off on the side of the road. My wife and I live in a rural area which means people can drop off unwanted pets with a low risk of being spotted. The puppies were living in a hollow log on the side  [ Read More ]




Crimea votes to join Russia

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Russian flag

With about half the votes counted so far the vote to return Crimea to Russia is a landslide with around 93% of the voters voting to join Russia.

This is a vote by the people and for the people. The problem is, people such as president Obama and organizations such as the European Union are calling the vote illegal. How can the will of the people be illegal? Comments by people such as president obama and john McCain show how much our own government cares about the will of the people.

International observes who observe elections noted that the elections are going well and there are no signs of voter intimidation.




One month update on the chicks

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Rhode Island Red about four - five weeks old

It is amazing how fast chicks grow. In 1 month they went from being totally helpless, to foraging for food. With every passing day the chicks move further away from the chicken house.

The more I watch chickens, the more I understand why the species has been so successful, and why humans have grown dependent on them. While cats, dogs, humans,,, are still dependent on their parents at one month old, chickens are pretty much independent. At 4 – 6 weeks old chicks need protection from full grown chickens and predators, but they do pretty well at foraging and looking for food.

The colors of each breed are becoming more defined. The Barred Rocks are getting their distinctive white specs, Rhode Island Reds are getting a deeper colors red, Australorps are still black as they should be and the Buff Orpingtons are turning a bright yellow gold color.

At around 4 weeks old the chicks have shed their soft birth feathers and have got their real feathers in. Some of the chicks have bald spots from shedding (molting) one set of feathers and getting another set in.




Mulching around peach and plum trees

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 13, 2014 0 Comments
tree peach

Several years ago my kids and I planted some peach trees and a plum tree. At least one of the peach trees died and was replaced with another plum tree.

The oldest plum tree is doing well, a couple of the peach trees are doing ok, but two of the peach trees are not doing anything. They are just “there” not growing at all.

Now that my wife and I have moved to the farm I am resolved to take care of the fruit trees.




To die with a view

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 8, 2014 0 Comments

This might seem a little morbid, but when you die, would you like your corpse to have a view of the sky and stars?

While looking around youtube I came across a video showing the corpses that litter Mt. Everest. When I was watching the video I thought to myself what it may be like to be on a place like Everest forever.

Corpses can not see or hear, but imagine if they could. How splendid it would be to be on Mt. Everest, to watch the wind, the snow, and see the stars.

Would you rather your corpse be buried in a box, burned to ashes, or sitting under the stars. Watch the video and then share your thoughts in the comments section.




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Riddick Review

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 7, 2014 0 Comments

Riddick released in 2013 tries to continue to legacy of John Riddick.

In short, the movie sucks. My wife and I rented it from Redbox for $1.25, and I felt ripped off. 2 hours of my life was wasted in the hopes that the movie would get better, but it just kept getting worse.

Vin Diesel did a wonderful job portraying Riddick. His acting was wonderful as usual, just the story sucked big time. Take The Chronicles of Riddick where Riddick has been captured by the mercenaries, and replay that it its own movie.

Ten minutes into the video I was asking if it was over yet. Is it over yet, over yet, over yet, over yet,,,,, thank GOD the movie is over.