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7 months ago

3 - color Key Fob (Crown Knot)

3-Color Crown Knot is easy to master in a few steps and the finished product is very pleasing to the eye. As many viewer can see I usually use the same colors because it is easier to see the guide in bright colors.

This type of knot is like the square knot it can be used as a key fob, lanyard etc. I used a plastic kitchen clip to hold the paracord for the first few knots any other method could be used also.

Step-3 Insert the inner paracord from step 1 into the first knot and tight it. Make another knot, tight it again then open the plastic clip and insert the black inner cord. Keep on with the knots.

Step-9 Cut the edges and fuse them with a lighter.

step-10 Release the plastic clip and fuse the 3 cord ends.

Step-11 Create a simple knot or decorative one.

7 months ago

Should I Store Wheat Berries or Flour

If you really want to start an argument online, ask the question What is better to store, Wheat berries or Flour? Within moments you should get a barrage of different arguments for both sides of the question. Simply, the correct answer is.. Whatever you want

There are pros and cons to both, and with this article I dont intend to favor one or the other, rather I choose to give you the information you need to make an informed decision based on your families individual needs.

Personally, I store both. I do have 1 25 bucket of wheat berries that I purchased a while back with the intention of eventually buying a quality grain mill. I also store about 300 lbs of all purpose flour.

7 months ago

Tying the Unique Solomon Grenade

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1 year ago

Utah's 'mountain man' survivalist sentenced to prison after guilty pleas | Reuters

SALT LAKE CITY A Utah survivalist known as the "mountain man" who evaded police for nearly six years while looting remote cabins for weapons and supplies was sentenced on Monday to more than 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple state and federal charges.

Troy James Knapp, 46, was captured in April 2013 after a shoot-out and six-hour standoff in deep snow at an isolated cabin on Ferron Mountain, about 125 miles (200 km) south of Salt Lake City.

Knapp, who appeared before state and federal judges in St. George, originally faced 43 state charges.

But he agreed to a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to 11 counts of burglary for break-ins dating back to 2009 across the rugged high country of central and southern Utah, state court records show.

Fifth District Judge Eric Ludlow sentenced him to terms of between one and 15 years, to run concurrently, on each of the 11 second-degree felony counts.

U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart sentenced Knapp to the minimum mandatory punishment of 10-1/2 years in federal prison, also to run concurrently, which had been called for by federal prosecutors.

"We are pleased the court accepted our proposed resolution in the federal portion of this case," the U.S. Attorneys Office said in a statement. "It is a significant sentence."

Knapp, who will serve his sentence in federal prison, also pleaded guilty in April to one federal felony count of using a firearm during a crime of violence, for shooting at a helicopter pilot and pointing a gun at officers.

In exchange for the plea, federal prosecutors dropped additional charges of assaulting an officer and being a felon in possession of a firearm. A federal indictment says Knapp was using a stolen assault rife and handgun.

Knapp, likened by some police and locals to 19th-century American frontiersman Davy Crockett for his outdoor skills and hardiness, pillaged the mountain cabins for food, firearms and other supplies during the winter months.

Some cabins were riddled with bullet holes during the burglaries, court papers say, and Knapp sometimes left behind taunting and threatening notes for the owners or police.

After people looking for deer antlers spotted Knapp on Ferron Mountain, sheriffs deputies tracked Knapp for several days before he was spotted by a state police helicopter while chopping wood outside a cabin.

(Editing by Daniel Wallis and Peter Cooney)

1 year ago

Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Off-Grid Solar System Industry Report 2014-2019

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Off-Grid Solar System Industry, 2009-2019" report to their offering.

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

Opdivo (nivolumab) First PD-1 Inhibitor to Demonstrate Superior Overall Survival Versus Standard of Care (docetaxel) in Previously-Treated Non-Squamou

PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today announced that Opdivo (nivolumab) is the first PD-1 inhibitor to demonstrate superior overall survival versus standard of care (docetaxel) in an open-label, randomized Phase III study (CheckMate -057) evaluating previously-treated patients with advanced, non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A 27% reduction in the risk of progression or death the primary study endpoint was reported for Opdivo (n=292) versus docetaxel (n=290) based upon a hazard ratio of 0.73 (96% CI, 0.59-0.89; P = 0.0015). Opdivo was associated with a doubling of overall me

1 year ago

Army pilot training stresses water-survival.

In an effort to expand pilots' skills in joint-serviceoperations, the U.S. Army is opening its own water-survival trainingfacilities.

Previously, Army pilots trained on U.S. Navy facilities, but now aircraft ditching skills have become mandatory for each candidate planning to enter the Army's Flight School XXI at Fort Rucker, Ala., according to a service spokesman.

The move is not only a response to the Army aviators' continuously expanding missions, but also an attempt to select the most qualified individuals, before they actually join the flight school, said Lt. Col. Robert Bullinger.

The Army opened its first Dunker Heed Air

1 year ago

Off grid living illegal in Florida

For all those green builders who are wanting to live off the grid, do not attempt it in the state of Florida where it is illegal. Cape Coral resident Robin Speronis lived for over a year on solar power and with a propane camping stove and rain water. She was found guilty in February 2014 of not being connected to an approved water supply and was ordered to vacate within one day after her lifestyle aired on Fox4 News.

No gold medals for this person who is doing her part in helping ease the water scarcity issue. Read the article below about Eustace Conway who had similar experiences in Boone, North Carolina.

For those who are unfamiliar with the term off the grid living, it means living independently especially from utility companies and providing your own source of electric power, whether solar, wind, hydroelectric or by riding a bike. Imagine having no utility bills which is probably not too popular with companies like Florida Power and Light.

Officials based their on the International Property Maintenance Code which says homes must be connected to an electricity grid and a running water source. "505.3 Supply. The water supply system shall be installed and maintained to provide a supply of water to plumbing fixtures, devices and appurtenances in sufficient volume and at pressures adequate to enable the fixtures to function properly, safely, and free from defects and leaks."

So if you have any plumbing leaks in your home, you are in violation. There are also minimum room sizes in the codes.and plenty more which you may be violating. Perhaps this should be the next Florida real estate agent requirement that all buyers must sign off on a copy of the International Property Maintenance Code. Check your state and local laws to learn which codes are governing your location. If you've been dreaming about downsizing to one of those TinyHouse listings be sure it meets regulations.

You might be awakened by SWAT teams like the members of The Garden of Eden EcoVillage in Arlington, Texas were in 2013. Every adult community member there was handcuffed at gunpoint. That sustainability stuff of living free from large corporation control is dangerous....for the powerful lobbying corporations especially.

Watch the YouTube video on the ecovillage raid where officers not only raided the community but destroyed crops of wild and cultivated blackberries, lambs quarters and okra. Natural wild foods forager expert Green Deane would be outraged. They also removed materials like 55 gallon barrels used for rain water collection and pallets, tires, and cardboard which were there for sustainability projects. Guess they will not be allowed to build Michael Reynolds' earthships out of tires there either.

If you think someone is overstepping their bounds in these acts, what can you do about it? Read Damon Cline's The Augusta Chronicle article We're from the government and we're here to help--or else. How do we get the government to stop "helping" citizens who prefer a different and better for the earth lifestyle?

1 year ago

Unplugged Christians living off the grid


A movement of conservative Christians are choosing to live on the edge of society

They see government role in welfare as a sin and refuse to take benefits

One group, Christian Exodus, advocated seceding from the United States

Others say they just want to live as they believe Christians did in the religion's early days

Watch Christians Unplugged on CNN International "World's Untold Stories" May 29 at 1630 GMT, May 30 at 1100 GMT, 1830 GMT and May 31 at 0200 GMT

Summer Lake, Oregon (CNN) -- As the sun rises, cool blues and grays begin their slow transition to glowing golds and ambers. Like a child's pop-up book, dimension is added an