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prag

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prag last won the day on September 23 2014

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About prag

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Knoxville Tennessee
  • Interests
    Preps, self defense training
  • Occupation
    R.N. Emergency Room

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  • Handgun Carry Permit
    Yes
  • Law Enforcement
    No
  • Military
    Yes
  • NRA
    Yes
  • Carry Weapon #1
    Glock 19
  • Carry Weapon #2
    S&W 9mm Shield

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  1. I recently picked a set of the Ameriglo Hackathorn sights for my Glock 26, replacing the XS Big Dot sights I had on it. I'm impressed by them. Easy to install of course. Very fast for my aging eyes to pick up, and they have a flat ledge on the front of the rear sight that aids in one hand malfunction clearance drills. The narrow front post with the bright orange dot really draws my eye to it, yet there is plenty of room in the rear notch for precise shooting. The orange dot has a tritium insert as well. I'm considering purchasing a pair for my S&W Shield. My only concern is that by looking at Ameriglo's website, the rear sight for the Shield seems to lack the serrations. That's not a deal breaker or anything, but I do like the serrations. Anyone else running these? http://www.brownells.com/handgun-parts/sights/sight-sets/hackathorn-night-sight-sets-for-glock--prod70540.aspx http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/10/18/review-ameriglo-hackathorn-glock-night-sights/
  2. Soon™ I'll bring you some the next opportunity I have to hit the range...and return your heat gun... Soon™
  3. I enjoyed this series as well. It's a bonus that it has a local setting. Good recommendation Billybob.
  4. sold

    Thank you guys. I'm pleased it went to a board member that's a close friend. I dropped it off at his home this morning on my way to the range. As I mentioned in my canning jars listing...I'm teetering on friggin' hoarding vs simply being prepared. LOL. We already have a broad selection of everyday use cast iron and these items were redundant. It's always good to see something go to those that will put it to good use. I may have more to list next week... after I speak with my Son this coming weekend. If so, I'll post it here first and at a fair price.
  5. sold

    SOLD! and to a great guy! Thank you Sir.
  6. View Advert Cast Iron Cookware local sale I have 5 pieces of cast iron cookware for local sale. Only one piece is clearly marked Lodge. All of these came from my Mother's estate/home and had been in use by her for many years. I have several pieces I received from my family and I've been using them for literally decades now. I have no idea as to the age of these that I'm offering for sale and quite honestly have no use for these particular, redundant, items. I have one similar to the bottom left skillet I've used to bake cornbread in for more than 40 years...the seasonings pretty darn good on the one I'm keeping! But seasoning them isn't difficult. The frying pan in the top right corner of the pics is more light weight and thin than any of the others...lower quality IMHO than the rest. I would like to sell these as a "lot", FTF in the Knoxville area for obvious weight reasons. I am asking $50.00 for the lot of them. Reasonable offers accepted. Advertiser prag Date 03/21/2017 Price $50.00 Category Non-Firearm Classifieds Manufacturer various Type of Item 10
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    I have 5 pieces of cast iron cookware for local sale. Only one piece is clearly marked Lodge. All of these came from my Mother's estate/home and had been in use by her for many years. I have several pieces I received from my family and I've been using them for literally decades now. I have no idea as to the age of these that I'm offering for sale and quite honestly have no use for these particular, redundant, items. I have one similar to the bottom left skillet I've used to bake cornbread in for more than 40 years...the seasonings pretty darn good on the one I'm keeping! But seasoning them isn't difficult. The frying pan in the top right corner of the pics is more light weight and thin than any of the others...lower quality IMHO than the rest. I would like to sell these as a "lot", FTF in the Knoxville area for obvious weight reasons. I am asking $50.00 for the lot of them. Reasonable offers accepted.

    $50.00

  8. And for this they taught us to "Duck & Cover"? Good Grief!
  9. Thank you Mark. They certainly should save some money. I have some hand warmers and o2 absorbers, so I'll give both a try the next time I put up some jars of dehydrated food. I'll make sure to post back with my observations. A penny saved and all that.
  10. As I mentioned earlier, I've never tried the handwarmers in lieu of dedicated o2 absorbers. How well have they worked for you Mark? I'm definitely open to options...
  11. Canning Jars View Advert OK. I guess there is a fine line between hoarding and prepping. My Missus thinks I've crossed that line... she's probably right. I would like to sell seven cases of canning jars (84 canning jars). The vast majority are brand new, explained below. Pic attached as well. I am asking for a FTF sale in the Knoxville area as these are too bulky and fragile to hassle shipping...too costly as well. I have : 3 cases of Quart jar...all but 5 jars are new...those 5 only used once and in excellent condition. 2 cases of pint jars...same as the quart jars, but 3 are used once. 1 case of wide mouth pint jars....4 used. 1 case of half pint jars, all new. I'm selling these as a lot of 7 cases of jars and asking $50.00 for the lot. Cash please. Again, FTF in the Knoxville area. Advertiser prag Date 03/20/2017 Price $50.00 Category Non-Firearm Classifieds Manufacturer Ball Jars Type of Item 10  
  12. Time Left: 1 month and 8 days

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    OK. I guess there is a fine line between hoarding and prepping. My Missus thinks I've crossed that line... she's probably right. I would like to sell seven cases of canning jars (84 canning jars). The vast majority are brand new, explained below. Pic attached as well. I am asking for a FTF sale in the Knoxville area as these are too bulky and fragile to hassle shipping...too costly as well. I have : 3 cases of Quart jar...all but 5 jars are new...those 5 only used once and in excellent condition. 2 cases of pint jars...same as the quart jars, but 3 are used once. 1 case of wide mouth pint jars....4 used. 1 case of half pint jars, all new. I'm selling these as a lot of 7 cases of jars and asking $50.00 for the lot. Cash please. Again, FTF in the Knoxville area.

    $50.00

  13. I'm happy to share any first hand experiences JAB. I encourage everyone to be as food self sufficient as possible. I know our food storage and preps have helped us through more than one tough stretch of life. I do have some items stored in one gallon Mylar bags and I've toyed with making "mountain House"-like meals. Of course being a mixture of home dehydrated and store bought dehydrated foods. Freeze dried foods will have a much longer shelf life done this way, and will generally require less water to rehydrate and eat. It's hard to beat the quality, taste, and ease of preparation of the single or family serving Mountain bags... But if you want to make short-term homemade "meals", say for a weekend camping trip, that's certainly a doable thing. I'll attach a link or two on it. But storing any type of quality protein (meat) for any length of time, is best done, imho, using freeze dried products...in this context. An option is to purchase a #10 can and repackage it. This site has some good info regarding preparing "backpacking" meals: http://www.backpackingchef.com/ http://www.backpackingchef.com/backpacking-recipes.html The majority of the one gallon bags I have stored include a variety of foods ... dehydrated already cooked beans, rice, and even coffee. I keep these in a relatively large plastic tote for carrying along in a quick leaving home scenario. But I also keep some Mountain House and Wise packets in the tote that I've purchased in online sales. If/when you try some of the "meals" linked, please give us some feedback. Gotta coffee up and get to work.
  14. There isn't any particular brand I use Jab. I have purchased from Sorbent Systems and Ready Made Resources in the past. But I haven't purchased any in about 4-5 years. My last purchase was for several hundred of the 500 cc sized. I opened them and re-vac sealed them into 100 count bags. I had my vac seal bags cut and ready to go before opening and repackaging...so they only have exposure to the air for about 10 minutes...this apparently didn't effect their efficacy in any way. For use in my jars, generally foods I've dehydrated in my Excalibur unit...I fill my jars, have lids & rings at the ready...open the o2 absorbers, remove and toss the appropriate number (for the jar size) into the jars, place their lids on and re-vac seal the bag of absorbers. I've repeated this process several times and always get a solid and distinctive "plink" when the lids seal. As regards Mylar. I purchase purpose made for food storage Mylar bags for use in lining food grade plastic buckets. I place the bags into the buckets first, fill them with the desired food items...rice, beans. pasta, whole red winter wheat, instant mashed potatoes in vac sealed bags, seasonings, etc...sometimes a combination of items so that one 5 gallon bucket with Mylar bag contains a weeks supply of meal preparations for 2 people. Other buckets single type food items. These are my "Long Term" buckets and I'll toss in 5-6 500cc absorbers, press out all of the air I can and I use an aluminum level and a dedicated electric iron to seal the Mylar bags. I generally wait several hours to insure the vac seal takes, then place the bucket lids back on. The oxygen depleted vac sealed bags are what preserves the food...the buckets reduce the likelihood of bag puncture, rodent nibbling, and made storage and movement easier. There's lots of YT videos on the method. I'm working a long stretch just now, but I'll either add links or start a thread on this my next days off. I've read of hand warmers being recommended before, but I have never tried them. I'm confident with my current system and components. I'll also address my experiences with one gallon sized bags and single meals when I have more time...Sorry, gotta go make money to pay the bills.
  15. It's great info Sidecarist. I wouldn't have thought of preheating or pre-softening lids myself..so you've saved me some frustration I'm certain. LOL. I've never had an "original thought" in my life I'm sure. I read about the o2 absorbers on Frugal's Forum many years ago.

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