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Gardening and Growing Your Own Food / Re: Seven Common Tomato Problems
« Last post by Langenator on May 20, 2015, 08:24:26 AM »
I will say that the most interesting to me is the cracking...I had big problems with that last year.  I made the connection to the rain, but I thought it was the rainwater on the OUTSIDE of the tomatoes that was causing the cracking.  According to the article (by implication, since they finger "overwatering" as the cause), is water INSIDE the tomatoes - too much, too fast.

Not sure how to deal with that given that I live in an area prone to torrential downpours. (We got about 0.5" in a hour Monday night, and 1" in an hour yesterday evening.)
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Gardening and Growing Your Own Food / Seven Common Tomato Problems
« Last post by Langenator on May 18, 2015, 02:18:15 PM »
http://www.gardeningchannel.com/the-7-deadly-sins-of-tomato-growing-how-to-avoid-them/

Useful to know...my tomatoes suffered from at least two of these last year.
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General Medical Discussions / Re: Shooter Self-Care Class
« Last post by Langenator on May 16, 2015, 09:12:22 PM »
When I came on active duty, every soldier carried one pressures dressing (still a useful pics of kit, if not state of the art).
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Now every deploying soldier has a tourniquet, an Israeli bandage, and hemostatics. We've learned a lot about first aid during the late unpleasantness.

Although in fairness, much of the previous thinking was based on a large scale conventional war, with huge casualty numbers and much longer times to reach surgical care. COIN, and range day, are very different.
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General Medical Discussions / Shooter Self-Care Class
« Last post by Drang on May 16, 2015, 06:07:28 PM »
At the NRA Annual Meeting Mrs Drang and I took a Shooter Self Care class taught by Kelly Grayson, and EMT who blogs at Ambulance Driver Files - A Day in the Life. He recently had an article on this topic published in Shooting Illustrated magazine: Shooter Self-Care: Providing Lifesaving Care.

My review of the class is too long to be practical to post here, so here is the link to my blog post: Shooter Self-Care Class @ NRA AM2015

I was surprised at just how much "first aid" has changed since my last class in the Army on "How to apply a pressure dressing."
  • Tourniquets are no longer tools of the devil, but actually useful life-and-limb savers.
  • Hemostatic agents ditto.
  • CPR no longer includes "rescue breathing."

We practiced with that stuff, and a portable AED trainer as well.
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Chatter / Re: Rolling on the Random Thought table
« Last post by AuricTech on May 16, 2015, 09:09:14 AM »
Feel free to use it as a QotD on your blog, Drang.
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Chatter / Re: Rolling on the Random Thought table
« Last post by Langenator on May 14, 2015, 08:48:57 PM »
Actually the new T-11 chutes take five seconds. Or maybe six. It's been a few years.
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Announcements: Please Read! / Re: I'm Going to Try to Revive This Site
« Last post by Langenator on May 14, 2015, 08:42:37 PM »
Did I mention that it was in a zombie apocalypse setting? 8)

(Pop on over to Zombie Squad forum and check out Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years in the fiction section for the setting. Just don't blame me when you lose a couple weeks of your life.)
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Chatter / Re: Rolling on the Random Thought table
« Last post by Drang on May 14, 2015, 03:35:49 PM »
Quote from: AuricTech on January 17, 2011, 06:45:36 PM
Minds are like parachutes.  If yours isn't fully functioning within about four seconds of encountering a developing emergency situation, you need to implement Plan B
immediately, lest you end up (briefly) regretting not being ready.
Pardon the Necro-thread, this showed up as "related" at the bottom of the page where Lanegnator was commenting on the current Force Protection Levels.

Anyway, AT, mind if I post this to the blog, with attribution, as a "Quote Of The Day"?
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Announcements: Please Read! / Re: I'm Going to Try to Revive This Site
« Last post by Drang on May 14, 2015, 03:30:22 PM »
Quote from: Drang on Today at 01:29:34 PM>Quote from: Langenator on May 12, 2015, 06:46:13 AM
Andrew Jackson would still be my first choice. Vengeance and honor were right up his alley.

As an aside, someone on Facebook observed that replacing Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the twenty dollar bill* would replace a bigoted, genocidal Democrat with a freedom loving, Second Amendment support Republican...
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I had the wild idea of doing  an Odyssey type story and giving the Ulysses character the name Grant Simpson.
DOOOO EEEEEET!!!


*Andy Jackson on a Federal Reserve Note. They probably hooked him up to a generator, and his graveyard spin is what really provides the TVA with their cheap power...
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Announcements: Please Read! / Re: I'm Going to Try to Revive This Site
« Last post by Drang on May 14, 2015, 03:29:34 PM »
Quote from: Langenator on May 12, 2015, 06:46:13 AM
Andrew Jackson would still be my first choice. Vengeance and honor were right up his alley.


As an aside, someone on Facebook observed that replacing Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the twenty dollar bill* would replace a bigoted, genocidal Democrat with a freedom loving, Second Amendment support Republican...

I had the wild idea of doing  an
Odessytype story and giving the Ulysses character the name Grant Simpson.

DOOOO EEEEEET!!!


*Andy Jackson on a Federal Reserve Note. They probably hooked him up to a generator, and his graveyard spin is what really provides the TVA with their cheap power...
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