Survival Day 90 (Two-Man Crosscut Saw)

So you’ve spent a few days clearing the grass back and it is still cold enough to see your breath in the morning. So it’s the perfect time to start planning for next winter. You can never have enough firewood, and while a chainsaw would be a blessing, it won’t last forever, so you better have a backup plan like this Two-Man Crosscut Saw. It does take two people, but it makes bucking logs so much easier than using a single person saw.

And no, I’m not kidding. As soon as you can safely work outside its time to start pushing the trees further away from your house to make a larger killing field, and then you need to turn them into firewood. My suggestion is to go after six to eight inch trees for firewood, it makes bucking them (cutting them in short enough lengths to put in your stove) so much easier. There is a diminishing return on investment once the logs get too big. They are harder to move, less safe to work worth, and their yield compared to the effort isn’t worth it.

So get to work cutting down trees with your trusty Woodsman Axe  (Day 16) and then start bucking. That firewood isn’t going to cut itself.

You’ll hate me while you are sweating. You’ll love me when your snowed in and not freezing to death come winter.

Survival Day 1 Fire Starter
Survival Day 2 Folding Knife
Survival Day 3 Body Armor
Survival Day 4 Maps
Survival Day 5 Field Bag
Survival Day 6 Pepper Spray
Survival Day 7 Kuba-Kickz
Survival Day 8 Survival Hammer
Survival Day 9 Emergency Food Bars
Survival Day 10 Coffee Percolator
Survival Day 11 Small Game Snares
Survival Day 12 Smoker
Survival Day 13 Go Girl
Survival Day 14 Safety Razor
Survival Day 15 Wood Stove Kit
Survival Day 16 Woodsman Axe
Survival Day 17 Survival Bag
Survival Day 18 Automatic Watch
Survival Day 19 Tactical Goggles
Survival Day 20 Sap Cap
Survival Day 21 Evacuation Litter
Survival Day 22 Quick Clot Gauze
Survival Day 23 Kukri
Survival Day 24 Mini Cookset
Survival Day 25 Pocket Rescusitator
Survival Day 26 Insulated Bib
Survival Day 27 Fixed Blade Knife
Survival Day 28 Emergency Survival Tent
Survival Day 29 Combat Tourniquet
Survival Day 30 SAM Splint
Survival Day 31 Snowshoes
Survival Day 32 Internal Frame Pack
Survival Day 33 Gun Cleaning Kit
Survival Day 34 Nitrile Gloves
Survival Day 35 Bent Snips
Survival Day 36 Optimus – Hiking Stove
Survival Day 37 K&R Walker 25 Pedometer
Survival Day 38 P38 GI Type Can Openers
Survival Day 39 Gas Fastening Tool
Survival Day 40 Salt
Survival Day 41 5 Gallon Buckets With Seal Tight Lids
Survival Day 42 Survival Candles
Survival Day 43 Gamo .177 Caliber Pellet Rifle
Survival Day 44 Fiskars Digging Shovel
Survival Day 45 Metal Ammo Can
Survival Day 46 Camo Crossbow
Survival Day 47 Emergency Zone Toilet Set
Survival Day 48 210-Piece Tool Set
Survival Day 49 260 Gallon Water Storage Tank
Survival Day 50 Razor Comb
Survival Day 51 Mambe Extreme Outdoor Blanket
Survival Day 52 Tree Stand Climber
Survival Day 53 5-Gallon Water Bottles
Survival Day 54 2-1/2-Inch Common Nails
Survival Day 55 FuBar Pry Bar
Survival Day 56 Gravity Shower
Survival Day 56 Buttons & Tack
Survival Day 58 Dry Erase Board
Survival Day 59 Sugar, 50 Pound Bag
Survival Day 60 Cast Iron Stove
Survival Day 61 Pumkin Puncher
Survival Day 62 Steel Handcuffs
Survival Day 63 Kevlar Sleeves
Survival Day 64 Tomahawk
Survival Day 65 Sandbags
Survival Day 66 DivaCup
Survival Day 67 Paracord
Survival Day 68 Protective Coveralls
Survival Day 69 Manual Typewriter
Survival Day 70 MicroSolar Home Solar System Kit
Survival Day 71 Large Hand Crank Siren
Survival Day 72 Snow Shovel And Saw
Survival Day 73 K’NEX Building Sets
Survival Day 74 Hand Crank And Solar Powered LED Flashlight
Survival Day 75 Crochet Kit
Survival Day 76 MuckBoots Hi-Cut Boots
Survival Day 77 10-Code Keyless Digital Door Lock
Survival Day 78 8 Mil Security Window Film
Survival Day 79 Aluminum Attic Ladder
Survival Day 80 Roof Access Hatch
Survival Day 81 Security Door Bar Restraint
Survival Day 82 Fire Escape Ladder – 25 Foot
Survival Day 83 Rain Suit
Survival Day 84 24-Gun Security Safe
Survival Day 85 Closed Bar Holder
Survival Day 86 Metal Sighting Compass
Survival Day 87 Wind & Waterproof Survival Matches
Survival Day 88 Brush Pants
Survival Day 89 Scythe and Handle
Survival Day 90 Two-Man Crosscut Saw
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Balls Of Steel – Suspended Tents

Heights don’t freak me out but the idea of forgetting where I was and going for a pee that ends up killing me does.

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My Team – Careful Shot

I promise she’ll be faster with practice.
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Don’t Let Them Ruin America

The Republicans want nothing more than to do away with the middle class and make us slaves to the top 1%.

My grandfather raised a family of five bought a house on the wages of a roofer. Now you can work ten hours shifts six days a week and not be able to support yourself in the same job – while investment bankers pay 15% of their wages in taxes and big corporations pay nothing.

How is that fair?

How dare you vote red unless you’ve got millions/billions in the bank.

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Survival Day 89 (Scythe and Handle)

Contrary to what you see on The Walking Dead the grass doesn’t mow (NSFW) itself. And just take a drive around and look at some of those houses that have been owned by the bank for a few months. It looks pretty bad. I’ve seen grass up to my waist. And that means someone or something could use that cover to sneak up on you. What are you going to do use valuable gas to start our mower? Not only is that a waste of a valuable resource but you will also announce to anything nearby that our are there. So make sure you have a Scythe and Handle so you can clear the grass as it grows up around your home.

I’d make sure to cut it back at least fifty feet. You want enough room to have a clear killing ground which is important with the undead as well as the living. And using a Scythe is also a great workout. Which is important, because if you need to swing a hammer or a machete you want to make sure you have a good amount of upper body strength.

 

Survival Day 1 Fire Starter
Survival Day 2 Folding Knife
Survival Day 3 Body Armor
Survival Day 4 Maps
Survival Day 5 Field Bag
Survival Day 6 Pepper Spray
Survival Day 7 Kuba-Kickz
Survival Day 8 Survival Hammer
Survival Day 9 Emergency Food Bars
Survival Day 10 Coffee Percolator
Survival Day 11 Small Game Snares
Survival Day 12 Smoker
Survival Day 13 Go Girl
Survival Day 14 Safety Razor
Survival Day 15 Wood Stove Kit
Survival Day 16 Woodsman Axe
Survival Day 17 Survival Bag
Survival Day 18 Automatic Watch
Survival Day 19 Tactical Goggles
Survival Day 20 Sap Cap
Survival Day 21 Evacuation Litter
Survival Day 22 Quick Clot Gauze
Survival Day 23 Kukri
Survival Day 24 Mini Cookset
Survival Day 25 Pocket Rescusitator
Survival Day 26 Insulated Bib
Survival Day 27 Fixed Blade Knife
Survival Day 28 Emergency Survival Tent
Survival Day 29 Combat Tourniquet
Survival Day 30 SAM Splint
Survival Day 31 Snowshoes
Survival Day 32 Internal Frame Pack
Survival Day 33 Gun Cleaning Kit
Survival Day 34 Nitrile Gloves
Survival Day 35 Bent Snips
Survival Day 36 Optimus – Hiking Stove
Survival Day 37 K&R Walker 25 Pedometer
Survival Day 38 P38 GI Type Can Openers
Survival Day 39 Gas Fastening Tool
Survival Day 40 Salt
Survival Day 41 5 Gallon Buckets With Seal Tight Lids
Survival Day 42 Survival Candles
Survival Day 43 Gamo .177 Caliber Pellet Rifle
Survival Day 44 Fiskars Digging Shovel
Survival Day 45 Metal Ammo Can
Survival Day 46 Camo Crossbow
Survival Day 47 Emergency Zone Toilet Set
Survival Day 48 210-Piece Tool Set
Survival Day 49 260 Gallon Water Storage Tank
Survival Day 50 Razor Comb
Survival Day 51 Mambe Extreme Outdoor Blanket
Survival Day 52 Tree Stand Climber
Survival Day 53 5-Gallon Water Bottles
Survival Day 54 2-1/2-Inch Common Nails
Survival Day 55 FuBar Pry Bar
Survival Day 56 Gravity Shower
Survival Day 56 Buttons & Tack
Survival Day 58 Dry Erase Board
Survival Day 59 Sugar, 50 Pound Bag
Survival Day 60 Cast Iron Stove
Survival Day 61 Pumkin Puncher
Survival Day 62 Steel Handcuffs
Survival Day 63 Kevlar Sleeves
Survival Day 64 Tomahawk
Survival Day 65 Sandbags
Survival Day 66 DivaCup
Survival Day 67 Paracord
Survival Day 68 Protective Coveralls
Survival Day 69 Manual Typewriter
Survival Day 70 MicroSolar Home Solar System Kit
Survival Day 71 Large Hand Crank Siren
Survival Day 72 Snow Shovel And Saw
Survival Day 73 K’NEX Building Sets
Survival Day 74 Hand Crank And Solar Powered LED Flashlight
Survival Day 75 Crochet Kit
Survival Day 76 MuckBoots Hi-Cut Boots
Survival Day 77 10-Code Keyless Digital Door Lock
Survival Day 78 8 Mil Security Window Film
Survival Day 79 Aluminum Attic Ladder
Survival Day 80 Roof Access Hatch
Survival Day 81 Security Door Bar Restraint
Survival Day 82 Fire Escape Ladder – 25 Foot
Survival Day 83 Rain Suit
Survival Day 84 24-Gun Security Safe
Survival Day 85 Closed Bar Holder
Survival Day 86 Metal Sighting Compass
Survival Day 87 Wind & Waterproof Survival Matches
Survival Day 88 Brush Pants
Survival Day 89 Scythe and Handle
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Monday – Can I Just Go Back To Bed?

All I want to do when you wake me up on Monday morning.
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Gun Porn – Four Shot Shotgun

I don’t know how much it costs (and I’m guessing a lot) but I want one. It doesn’t even have a lot of practicality, but still, I want one.

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The Walking Dead (Season 5, Episode 16)

Episode 16, Conquer

Summary:

The season finale starts with Morgan sleeping in a car out in the woods.  After a full season of teasing us with his whereabouts we finally get more than just a glimpse of him. Just as he’s making some hot chocolate a strange dude with a “W” on his head comes and interrupts his breakfast and tells him not to drink his coco. He tells Morgan that they have been hunting other survivors, and he wants everything that Morgan has. Every last drop. Morgan tells the fellow he can have all his supplies, but he can’t allow him to take him away. The W dude tells him to just be still, right up until another member of Team W comes out with a knife from behind him. Morgan proceeds to take them both apart with his quarter staff and then sticks them in the back seat of his sleeping car before honking the horn and taking the rabbits foot from the rear view.

This interaction tell us a critical bit about who is going to try and take down Rick’s new town. Team W is out there and they want to take what you’ve got. I wonder how long before they attack town?

When we come back from commercial break we see Daryl and Eric stopping on the road briefly before cutting back to town where Rick wakes up under guard with Michonne watching him. Rosita has pached up all his wounds and he’s covered in butterfly bandages.2015_TWD_S5_E16_RickCutUp She is mad that Rick didn’t pull her in from the start on the Pete situation.

Carol, Glen, and Abraham come in Carol tells Rick to tell the townspeople whatever they want to hear. If things go bad Rick wants to take the three town leaders hostage. Glenn is afraid they are turning into the people of Team Terminus. I’m not sure if everyone is still on Rick’s side.

Maggie goes to Deanna and tells her not to let the town decide or not to decide to throw Rick out. Deanna is naive and is afraid because Rick pointed a gun at people. Deanna’s husband seems to be more reasonable but I’m scared this is going to push Rick to the dark side.2015_TWD_S5_E16_Porch

Things in the town are getting tense. Maggie knows that Deanna already has her mind set. Glenn is sad, he thinks it is going to turn violent. Then I think he sees the guy who got Noah killed going over the fence. Going to talk to Team W? And of course Glenn follows the guy out into the woods and quickly gets shot. There is a brief and brutal fight and then we are left hanging as a horde of walkers falls on Glenn. We are left hanging, thinking Glenn is dead – right until he comes barreling out of the night to tackle the dude and beat him. Glenn puts a gun to the dudes head but can’t pull the trigger.

Which is also just about the time that Father Gabriel decides to go for a suicide walk. He goes out to find a walker and finds one, telling the thing “I’m ready.” When he goes back to town the idiot on the gate let’s Gabriel in and then lets the fool priest leave the gate open. I guess its going to be an interesting town meeting.

Daryl and Eric were tracking someone but lost them at what looks like a shipping depot or food cannery. They think they are going to make it out with a truck full of canned goods but what they get instead is a booby trap that releases a horde out of the trucks. Which leads to the awesome triple whip kill which Daryl lands.

They fight there way to the parking lot and flee into a car where they find a creepy note. Others have been stuck in the care before them. Eric tells Daryl he was right, they should have kept looking for the kid in the poncho. Daryl tells Eric he’ll lead them off so Eric can make a run for the fence. Eric tells him no, they fight together and if they have to they die together. Just when you think hope is lost Morgan comes to save the day!

Back in town Carol delivers something to Pete’s new house and gives him a dose of reality. He can play ball or Carol will make him pay. I wish she had killed him. Right after Carol leaves Rick goes to visit Jesse and of course Pete can see them talking on the front porch from his window.

Rick and Michonne kind of make up just before the meeting and as he’s leaving his house he see’s the gate is open, and when he shuts it he sees a blood trail. (My fear is that Peter killed Jesse and it is going to push Rick into a rage.)

Father Gabriel comes back from his crazy walk to find Sasha in his church. She asks if he can help her and he tells her no very brutally. Sasha tells the father she wants to die and Gabriel tells her she deserves to die for what she’s done.

Then it is time for the town meeting to start, but Rick is running along the wall, trying to figure out where the blood trail came from. (Thankfully we did get to see Jesse at the the meeting though, so we know she’s alive.) Rick is running through town when he gets attacked by a walker. As he’s fighting for the town Michonne is telling them he’s a good person, that they need him. All the while Rick is fighting and killing a walker. Of course Deanna tells everyone Gabriel told her that Team Rick can’t be trusted. Just as they thinking about kicking Rick out he shows up with the body of a walker on his shoulder. He tells them they need to be strong, that the dead and the living will always try to get in. They the people and undead outside the walls will try to kill them. Rick gives them some tough love and tells them they need to be harder. They need to start to get ready for what’s coming.

Just then Pete shows up and accidentally cuts the mayor’s husbands throat. Deanna looks at Rick and tells him to do it. Rick shoots Pete and then Morgan says hi, a look of horrible surprise on his face.

The last thing we see from inside the town is Michonne about to put her sword above the fireplace then deciding to put it back on.

Then the very last thing we see is the people at the depot as the shot pans out, showing something painted on the car. I think its something about wolves?

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Morgan going Kwai Chang Caine on the two W dudes who interrupt his breakfast.
  • Carol having the backup guns. Funny that she is the most loyal one.
  • Daryl’s swinging chain kill after he triggered the zombie trap.
  • The note in the car with Daryl & Eric that said “Trap, bad people, don’t stay.” Very creepy touch.
  • Daryl ready to fight to the death to save Eric and then Morgan saving them both.
  • Rosita dropping the pan to wake Eugene up so Abraham is forced to talk to him. Eugene then apologizes, telling Abraham he’s sorry.
  • Abrahams stirring sh*t speech.
  • Rick being too hot to handle2015_TWD_S5_E16_RickHot
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Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • Michonne being a bitch to Rick. Have some loyalty woman. (Later she does.)
  • Sasha lying on her bodies of dead walkers. She’s losing her sh*t.
  • Daryl falling for the trap at the shipping depot. you think with a simple slap on the wall of the can truck they would have known there were dead inside.
  • Gabriel wearing a white shirt and not having a drop of blood on him after killing two walkers violently.
  • Glenn getting shot and then having his knee kicked in. And then leaving us hanging that he was eaten? That sucked.
  • Why wouldn’t the gate always be double guarded? Really people, do you want to be eaten?






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Survival Day 88 (Brush Pants)

The weather is growing warm and that means its time to start scavenging and hunting in earnest. You need to stockpile enough food and supplies to last you through next winter, because who wants to trudge miles in the snow for a backpack of canned goods? By the time you get them and come back you’ve burnt more calories than you found. So its time to get out there and take care of business. So you’re going to need these Brush Pants. They are water repellent, reinforced with nylon in high wear areas and are still breathable.

And I love their bit of advertising:

“Stain resistant treatment helps keep blood and dirt at bay.” – UA

It’s almost like they know exactly what you will be doing in these Brush Pants. Marching through the much while killing the Undead with abandon.

Survival Day 1 Fire Starter
Survival Day 2 Folding Knife
Survival Day 3 Body Armor
Survival Day 4 Maps
Survival Day 5 Field Bag
Survival Day 6 Pepper Spray
Survival Day 7 Kuba-Kickz
Survival Day 8 Survival Hammer
Survival Day 9 Emergency Food Bars
Survival Day 10 Coffee Percolator
Survival Day 11 Small Game Snares
Survival Day 12 Smoker
Survival Day 13 Go Girl
Survival Day 14 Safety Razor
Survival Day 15 Wood Stove Kit
Survival Day 16 Woodsman Axe
Survival Day 17 Survival Bag
Survival Day 18 Automatic Watch
Survival Day 19 Tactical Goggles
Survival Day 20 Sap Cap
Survival Day 21 Evacuation Litter
Survival Day 22 Quick Clot Gauze
Survival Day 23 Kukri
Survival Day 24 Mini Cookset
Survival Day 25 Pocket Rescusitator
Survival Day 26 Insulated Bib
Survival Day 27 Fixed Blade Knife
Survival Day 28 Emergency Survival Tent
Survival Day 29 Combat Tourniquet
Survival Day 30 SAM Splint
Survival Day 31 Snowshoes
Survival Day 32 Internal Frame Pack
Survival Day 33 Gun Cleaning Kit
Survival Day 34 Nitrile Gloves
Survival Day 35 Bent Snips
Survival Day 36 Optimus – Hiking Stove
Survival Day 37 K&R Walker 25 Pedometer
Survival Day 38 P38 GI Type Can Openers
Survival Day 39 Gas Fastening Tool
Survival Day 40 Salt
Survival Day 41 5 Gallon Buckets With Seal Tight Lids
Survival Day 42 Survival Candles
Survival Day 43 Gamo .177 Caliber Pellet Rifle
Survival Day 44 Fiskars Digging Shovel
Survival Day 45 Metal Ammo Can
Survival Day 46 Camo Crossbow
Survival Day 47 Emergency Zone Toilet Set
Survival Day 48 210-Piece Tool Set
Survival Day 49 260 Gallon Water Storage Tank
Survival Day 50 Razor Comb
Survival Day 51 Mambe Extreme Outdoor Blanket
Survival Day 52 Tree Stand Climber
Survival Day 53 5-Gallon Water Bottles
Survival Day 54 2-1/2-Inch Common Nails
Survival Day 55 FuBar Pry Bar
Survival Day 56 Gravity Shower
Survival Day 56 Buttons & Tack
Survival Day 58 Dry Erase Board
Survival Day 59 Sugar, 50 Pound Bag
Survival Day 60 Cast Iron Stove
Survival Day 61 Pumkin Puncher
Survival Day 62 Steel Handcuffs
Survival Day 63 Kevlar Sleeves
Survival Day 64 Tomahawk
Survival Day 65 Sandbags
Survival Day 66 DivaCup
Survival Day 67 Paracord
Survival Day 68 Protective Coveralls
Survival Day 69 Manual Typewriter
Survival Day 70 MicroSolar Home Solar System Kit
Survival Day 71 Large Hand Crank Siren
Survival Day 72 Snow Shovel And Saw
Survival Day 73 K’NEX Building Sets
Survival Day 74 Hand Crank And Solar Powered LED Flashlight
Survival Day 75 Crochet Kit
Survival Day 76 MuckBoots Hi-Cut Boots
Survival Day 77 10-Code Keyless Digital Door Lock
Survival Day 78 8 Mil Security Window Film
Survival Day 79 Aluminum Attic Ladder
Survival Day 80 Roof Access Hatch
Survival Day 81 Security Door Bar Restraint
Survival Day 82 Fire Escape Ladder – 25 Foot
Survival Day 83 Rain Suit
Survival Day 84 24-Gun Security Safe
Survival Day 85 Closed Bar Holder
Survival Day 86 Metal Sighting Compass
Survival Day 87 Wind & Waterproof Survival Matches
Survival Day 88 Brush Pants
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Everybody Hates Chris

Too Soon?

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