Category Archives: frugal

The Apocalypse Buggout Bike

12 speed with twist grip shifting, steel frame, steel rims, Kenda K816 Tires, Thorn Resistant tubes, Schwinn cargo rack w/ammo can, Zefal USB Light Set Combo, old school sprung seat (changed to a schwinn quilted padded spring seat), 5 minute … Continue reading

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Vid and Survival Thoughts

Here’s the final edit of the maiden voyage of the beach mariner, Enjoy. I love discount stores. I got a  few items from a local Ollies store. Krylon paints for the boat at  $1.99 a can, A stainless steel cup … Continue reading

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The Mother of Invention

I didn’t get out on the river for the forth. Oh well, just a statement and not crying. That is about to change. One of the things that made this country great was innovation. I ain’t got XYZ, so how … Continue reading

Posted in Cheapskate, DIY, frugal, Kayak, River, River Trip | 4 Comments

Grid Down, Boat Stuff, A Solar Improvisation…

As near as I can tell almost the entire Southwest Pa corner went dark this afternoon. No mention on the news, The power Co’s web site, ever unhelpful was reporting a few hundred customers out. Boat Stuff:  To speed things … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Boats, Cheapskate, DIY, Fan, Finity's End, frugal, Homebrew, Improvisation, Mods, Parasitism, Sailing, Scow, solar charger, Solar Fan, Sun | 8 Comments

Everybody Knows…

I swear, some folks don’t know their a$$es from a hole inna ground. I guess this comes under myths and legends. Let’s get started. I shoot brass frame pistols with live rounds without problems. Including converter cylinders. FACT! I got … Continue reading

Posted in Ammo, Attitude, BP, Freedom Machines, frugal, Guns, Preparations | 5 Comments

Dirt Poor

Back when I was a kid, I had to go find shells to reload if I wanted to shoot any. I would come home with a five gallon bucket full and Pap and I would sort them and choose some … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Cobray, Excalibur, FMJ, Freedom Machines, frugal, Guns, Homebrew, Leinad, Preparations | 6 Comments

The Poor Mans Gun Part 2

Excerpts from Excalibur catalog. http://www.theflatspot.net/uploads/6/9/0/0/6900641/excalibur_catalog.pdf Lots of interesting stuff around.I forgot to include the Flat spot link: http://www.theflatspot.net/

Posted in Cobray, DIY, Excalibur, FMJ, Freedom Machines, frugal, Guns, Homebrew, Leinad, Mods, Preparations | 2 Comments

The Poor Mans Gun

I’ll Call This A Poor Mans Judge. Moochies Gun Shop has em 5 Shot 45/410 They also have the 22 cal 6 shot. The DD 45/410 side by side double. The DD 45/410 11 inch barrel. The 45/410 over under. … Continue reading

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Out and About

It  was supposed to be a high 50 degrees today, so I took a stroll to stretch my legs. I got a good look at the local creeks water level. It’s down from the high water line, about 38 inches … Continue reading

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Two of the Best Off the Grid Ideas

#1. Float Cabin, WOW, It’s one of the best done examples I have seen in a while. This guy gets small solar and small wind and that’s why it works so well. I love it. #2.  Rocket Stove, KISS principle … Continue reading

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