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I'm curious why their ethnicity matters...
Something to do with the noise level and the type of noise. it is not every day the neighborhood get awakened by a native american party. We do have some tribes in the area, but they have casinos and tribal areas for what ever it is they want to do. I have no idea where this group was from and they may not have been from our area.
If it is forbidden mention 'native americans' in this context as the moderator then please delete. I do not wish to offend anyone and it appears that I have.
The worst noise we ever had was a neighbor about 2:30 AM doing mag dumps with a rifle from the sound of it. My guess it was an AK or AR. There was no noise ordnance then. It was hard for me to localize the direction of shooting. I was later told where it was coming from and i never would have guessed that direction.
 

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Something to do with the noise level and the type of noise. it is not every day the neighborhood get awakened by a native american party. We do have some tribes in the area, but they have casinos and tribal areas for what ever it is they want to do. I have no idea where this group was from and they may not have been from our area.
If it is forbidden mention 'native americans' in this context as the moderator then please delete. I do not wish to offend anyone and it appears that I have.
The worst noise we ever had was a neighbor about 2:30 AM doing mag dumps with a rifle from the sound of it. My guess it was an AK or AR. There was no noise ordnance then. It was hard for me to localize the direction of shooting. I was later told where it was coming from and i never would have guessed that direction.
It was more the potential for mistakenly inferred context than it was a case of something being implied by you. You could have left it at "wild parties" though, and some of us would still understand what you meant. With that said, I feel your pain. Where I live, every party is a Mexican party, and they do hit different. The type of music, the volume, the atmosphere, the people, all of it. Around here the rule is, if you can hear the music, you're invited.
 

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The mix is sealed up from the factory. So in your opinion the dried sealed up pancake mix is probably good about fifteen to twenty years past the expiration date if stored in a cool, dry and dark place?
FREEZE IT if you have the room. That will keep bugs from hatching at all.
 

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It was more the potential for mistakenly inferred context than it was a case of something being implied by you. You could have left it at "wild parties" though, and some of us would still understand what you meant. With that said, I feel your pain. Where I live, every party is a Mexican party, and they do hit different. The type of music, the volume, the atmosphere, the people, all of it. Around here the rule is, if you can hear the music, you're invited.
BYOB? ;)
 

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FREEZE IT if you have the room. That will keep bugs from hatching at all.
Poke a hole in the bag , do a "seal a meal" vacuum pack. Remove most of the oxygen.
 

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FREEZE IT if you have the room. That will keep bugs from hatching at all.
Sounds good until you realize that many eggs and larvae survive freezing.
 
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Sounds good until you realize that many eggs and larvae survive freezing.
From what I have heard a deep freeze for a full 72 hours in your freezer will kill off most of bugs and larvae in grain or flour. No guarantees but there are rarely any good guarantees in life as we all know.
 
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From what I have heard a deep freeze for a full 72 hours in your freezer will kill off most of bugs and larvae in grain or flour. No guarantees but there are rarely any good guarantees in life as we all know.
I did some searching because while I knew these bugs will hatch in flour products, I did not know what they were. They are weevils. And yes, a deep freeze of 4 days will kill the eggs. Also garlic or bay leaves are repellants. They enter your home through eggs that survive processing.

They say the best way to store flour products is in a glass jar with a rubber sealed lid. I typically use plastic containers with rubber sealed lids to store my dry goods. I guess that’s ok. They are of no real concern to humans from what I can gather unless the infestation is really bad. I have always just discarded any product that i find these bugs in, which is what they say you should do, but then again, I have never been really hungry.

a you tube video showing flour bugs.

I have known about larvae surviving freezing since I can remember. When we would find army worms, we would harvest them and freeze them. They are the larval stage of some kind of moth, and make great fish bait. I like them especially for catfish. As they thaw out, most of them come back to life. And yes, I looked this up too. It seems that some bugs have some type of protein that keeps ice from forming inside their bodies.

interesting stuff there…
 

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I would really love to get out there. I need to at least let you shoot the Moona Mosin Psuedo scout!

I never pay attention to dry goods, and only a little to canned goods. Keep your dry goods in an airtight container, store them in the root cellar or basement. Worst I have ever had is finding larvae in them. Just another protein source. The larvae makes good fish bait, and will not hurt you either, you just might have to be a bit hungrier than normal before you want to eat them.
Freezing your dry goods for 3 days will put paid to all bugs, larvae, and eggs.

Sift afterwards.

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Been a while, but the final piece(s) of kit came in today. I had a buddy of mine make a hook and loop mini name tape for the chest rig. I like it. Looks good to me. Feels heavy and durable. I don't think he could have gotten the color any closer unless I had sent him an actual sample.
Brown Motor vehicle Khaki Font Gas
 

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It doesn't say "DR.SNOVER!"
 

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Got a $12 Ozark survival blanket, and 2 emergency $2.47 blankets from Walmart.
 
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Got a $12 Ozark survival blanket, and 2 emergency $2.47 blankets from Walmart.
About four years ago, I bought a Be Ready Bag from Walmart on sale with 50% of the sale price because someone stole the 2400 calorie Life Boat food pouch out of the kit.

For a prepared commercial kit, it had a good assortment of average quality Survivalist gear.

I picked and chose gear from the kit, adding other gear I had already bought to this purchase.

The BRB had triplicates of basic equipment - ponchos, space blankets, cordage - as well as joint gear like tube tent, flashlight with batteries, two kinds of fire starters, playing cards.

Not worth the original $50 list price but, worth the 50% of the sale price ($40) due to the missing food packets ($20).

I need to replace the bright red bag it came in.

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I have an infrared natural gas heater. (15,000-32,000btu's?) I forget. No blower or fan. I came across heat powered fans. Place them on your wood, gas, or pellet stove. The one I bought doesn't have a video. I went cheap. Got a 45% off with Amazon. Here's a comparison of several models.



This might make my NG consumption to go down.

Also got a spool of candle wick material so I can make Crisco space heaters. I need to find some metal cans as shortening comes in cardboard of plastic containers nowadays. I also did got some dripless candles to just shove into the shortening. Candles aren't cheap, and in short supply!

 
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The local garden center is selling one hundred foot lengths of 22 gauge wire on spools that are green in colour for $20 each.

They are very tough requiring a wire cutter to cut off smaller lengths. Simply flexing the wire back and forth takes too long to weaken the wire enough to break it.

I envision using this wire to aid in the construction of shelters, as a permanent trip wire, or on lashings that need to be resistant to moisture.

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