We had a heavy frost here last night. The trees, the meadow, the buildings are all covered with thick frost. Outside temperature at sunrise was 22 above, the humidity was below my equipment's ability to record.
Everything is shipshape in the buildings. The outbuildings are heated primarily with electric radiators. Got my power bill and it was almost $300 for electricity. Can't do much about it. We only have one provider here, and they just raised the rates again. Beats busted pipes, split food cans, exploded water containers, and the other unfortunate aspects of not heating the buildings.
The newest issue of American Survival Guide was pretty good. They've been giving more space to long term issues, rather than camping out in the weeds in a wiki-up. Living in the bush articles are not much use to me, as I'm not going to do that.
I'm forted up here on the mountain top, and here is where I stay. The only thing I can see that would run me off is a forest fire. Nobody can guard against 100% of the scenarios that may come up. there's a chink in every suit of armor.
At long last, the publishers of American Survival Guide have given in to good sense and are now mailing the magazine in a plastic sleeve. Maybe they got tired of replacing magazines destroyed in the mail.
American Survival Guide and Off Grid are the two best survival magazines out there right now as far as I can see.
The newest Hodgdon annual is out. I get it primarily for the news on new powders and reloading equipment. Their load data is pretty much useless as far as I'm concerned.
I've got my own pet loads now, and I'm not interested in trying any innovative new loads. The annual doesn't even address most of the chamberings I reload for, so I guess I'm not getting my ten dollars worth when I buy it.
But, I've been buying them since they came out and I hate to miss an edition. This way , when I eventually expire, my son will have a complete set of the magazines to haul to the dump and throw away. It's the circle of life thing....
Did you catch this one? It's a new MTV add chiding White Men for our "faults." Gosh, I feel so guilty now!
There's an old song, which I won't post because it's so vulgar, but it fits the way I feel about people like these twits in this video. The refrain of the song is "Up Against The Wall, ***** ******. David Peal did it in 1966, as I recall. It's on youtube , and I started to post it but decided not to.
The numbers vary. I wrote them down from a CNN broadcast two day ago.
1, 324 federal prisoners pardoned. He has until January 20 to keep cranking them out.
356 were doing life sentences.
Most of the pardons were for drug offenders.
Obama is also trying to push through an additional 110,000 "Syrian Immigrants" before he is out of office. This is on top of the 410,000 he has already brought in. The last number varies depending on who you read, and what their agenda is.