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  SHTF gardening books.
Posted by: Rifleman 84 - 02-10-2019, 06:46 PM - Forum: Gardening & Homesteading - Replies (2)

A highly important, somewhat over looked skill. I was wondering if you guys could tell me about any good books on the subject. What do you guys recommend?

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Posted by: bmyers - 02-10-2019, 02:22 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Turned on my ESDA radio and listening to all the accidents. We were supposed to get less than an inch of snow and maybe a glazing of ice.

Instead, all ice, no snow. Interstates are shutdown due to multiple car wrecks. Local roads are closed because salt trucks can't get down them to salt. 

Multiple fire departments are calling for mutual aid, but everyone is out on calls and no one is left to respond, so departments are being told they are on there own.

Nice thing, we planned ahead and all kicked back in the recliner with a blanky watching a movie and hoping the power doesn't go out.

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Freezing rain is causing dangerous road conditions around the News 4 viewing area. Multiple crashes have been reported.

As of 7 a.m. SB 55 past US 61 is closed due to an accident.

Interstate 270 from North County to South County is snarled with ice-related accidents. There are closures throughout.

MO WB 370 at 270 is closed.

Westbound Interstate 70 is closed near St. Charles Rock Road. Eastbound lanes are moving slowly.

WB 270 before Dougherty Ferry is closed. 

EB 44 to 270  is closed.

South and north bound I55 closed at Rte. 4. 

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  Off line
Posted by: David - 02-10-2019, 01:03 AM - Forum: The Pub - Replies (5)

I'm going on a cruise starting Monday.  I'll be off line till at least Saturday.   Smile

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Smile Healthy recipes
Posted by: David - 02-09-2019, 05:44 PM - Forum: Fitness - No Replies

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  Israeli / Krav Maga
Posted by: Bob - 02-09-2019, 03:52 PM - Forum: Other martial arts - Replies (1)

So, really don't know much about these, other than they are ultra-practical.

I would say they are probably very similar to true old school martial practices, but again, I don't know.

Any good references?  Nice summary vids, etc???

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  Favorite Kung Fu Movie
Posted by: Bob - 02-07-2019, 04:48 AM - Forum: Chinese Martial Arts - Replies (3)

I have quite a few, but...

Old School Shaw Brothers:  Executioner from Shaolin, and Challenge of the Ninja and Drunken Master (NOT Jackie Chan version)

Bruce Lee / Chuck Norris era - Enter the Dragon and The Octagon

Modern:  Kick Boxer (Van Damme), Legend of Drunken Master (Jackie Chan version), and not gonna lie - LOVE Karate Kid III

Current:  Ip Man, Iron Monkey

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  What is your Martial Background?
Posted by: Bob - 02-07-2019, 04:35 AM - Forum: Chinese Martial Arts - Replies (5)

So, if you are looking for information on MA of some sort, who is you go to person on the forum for that topic or style?

I have studied/practice the following:

#1 Tai Chi Ch'uan - the martial art, not the health and beauty style.  I have practiced/studied it as such since 1989 so I guess 30 years at this point.  I have practiced exclusively Yang style, however, know multiple forms of it including Yang Cheng Fu's Large Frame 108, William Chen's small frame 60, Chen Man-Ching's 37, and my original medium frame 108 learned from a student of both the Yang Ban-ho and Yang Chen Ho lineage, medium, small and large frames.  I he also studied and competed in push hands, as well as Da Lu, and learned the fighting set from 3 different teachers, three different lineages - the best one being a student Yang Shao Ho's.  In addition I have studied quite a bit of Chi Na, and sword and saber.  

#2 Xing Yi Chuan - this is another internal art but much more, shall we say, Yang than the Yin of Tai Chi.  Here we have the 5 fists, the 12 Animals, the combination styles, and an assortment of partner forms etc.  Also have studied staff.  Probably 10 years of Xing Yi, including a little competition, altogether.

#3 Northern Shaolin - I have studied up to what would be about an Orange (mid) belt .  I do this mostly for the workout and to remind myself why I like the internal styles.  Currently spending some focus here and going to formalize my belts, and reduce my belt size!

#4 A smattering of other internal styles including Ba Gun and Ba Ji, and a little of this, that and whatever...

#5 Okinawin Kobudo - I spenty a couple of years exclusively working Staff, Nunchaku*, Sai, and Tonfa at a Shorin Ryu school in the late 90's.

#6 Iaido - I am self-taught .  Much like Shaolin, this is something I studied to learn the difference between Japanese and Chinese approaches.  

* I have an extensive background with shall we say "informal" and "Self" training with the nunchaku.

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  Simple guide for medication
Posted by: bmyers - 02-05-2019, 07:54 PM - Forum: First Aid - Replies (2)

If things ever went sideways and you had to self treat, most of us probably aren't pharmacist/MD that know what dose and which medication. This book is a simple guide, doesn't go into a lot of details, but could be used in an emergency until you could get professional help. 


Understand, there is a lot more to deciding the right medication than just the blue or the red pill. You should always consult professional (MD), but this is a small book that when no one is coming anytime soon to help, might just help you make a better choice than picking the pill based on a color. There are larger more complete books, but I was looking at size plus the content in a book that you could put in a backpack.

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Posted by: bmyers - 02-05-2019, 07:38 PM - Forum: First Aid - No Replies

Attached is a dosage chart for Cipro (taken from this website: https://www.drugs.com/dosage/cipro.html).

It is handy to know what antibiotics are/can be used for and the proper dosage.

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  Strike Plate
Posted by: David - 02-04-2019, 02:51 PM - Forum: Defense - Replies (4)

Installing one of these today on the front door.

Strike Plate

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