The Simple Pineapple

Another write-up from a contributing friend. I searched to see what the source is, and found this article spread out over the net quite widely.

A Simple Pineapple – MUST Read

The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family. It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit. The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today.

It is a multiple fruit. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of individual floweret’s that grow together to form the

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Coffee Prices on the Up-tick?

I was sent this by a friend that thought it was worth at least considering. How are coffee prices in your neck-o-the-woods?

“Might be a good idea to stock up on Coffee from this year’s crop, it will be even more expensive soon.

The Real Figures on Rust Blight and Coffee

Although it is clear that Central American coffee farmers are suffering from a serious crisis because of the spread of the rust blight,. It is clear that in the

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Winchester Ammunition Recall

Consider this a safety issue of major import. Exploding chambers due to overcharged ammunition are a serious concern, with no warning possible. Read this and check your inventories if you stock Winchester.

February 11, 2013

Winchester Product Warning and Recall Notice

Winchester 5.56mm M855 62-Grain Pene

Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling one (1) lot of its 5.56mm M855 62 Grain PENE centerfire rifle ammunition.

Symbol Number: ZGQ3308

Lot Number: WCC10M106-004

Through extensive evaluation Winchester has determined

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Swiss Army Ready for Euro Collapse

From Businessweek, January 31, 2013.

As snipers fanned out over the rooftops of the Alpine resort and the Swiss Armed Forces rolled miles of barbed wire through the town, officers had more than the security of Mario Draghi and Lloyd Blankfein in mind. They were also preparing for European chaos should the euro ever collapse.

At their annual exercise in September, the Swiss army drilled for an imagined conflict between two neighboring states (the landlocked nation borders Austria, France, Germany,

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The Rifleman - The Anvil Chorus

My dear wife and I have been enjoying some TV shows that a certain station plays. Emergency, Wild Wild Wild West, George and Gracie among them. One of the shows is “The Rifleman”, starring Chuck Connors. Some of the “son” and “pa” stuff can get sappy via the acting, but the good examples set by it are timeless.

Anyway, last night’s episode was “The Anvil Chorus”. Once it got rolling, and I saw where it was headed, I just laughed

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Proposed WA State Gun Ban

Democrats in Washington State have introduced SB 5737, which seeks to severely restrict ownership of military pattern rifles and more. It also seeks to destroy or permanently disable every so-called “assault weapon” by forcing them to be rendered inoperable upon inheritance. ARTICLE at Examiner.

The bill, S.B. 5737, proposes “banning the sale of assault weapons.” According to the legislation, an “assault weapon” is any semiautomatic pistol, pump-action rifle or shotgun that can accept a detachable magazine, with the capacity to

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What Interests You About RVs?

I’m noticing a lot of traffic regarding RVs lately. The topic of bug-out RVs is potentially a huge area of discovery due to the types available and their application. There are some very large units suitable for off road travel, and smaller boxes that I wouldn’t take off a curb.

So, is there something in particular that any of you would like to see here? If so, comment away!

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Agave Nectar - Good for You??

A pal of mine sent me a short note on agave nectar. I shared the info with my wife, who is responsible for researching nutritional issues for the family. She says her research confirms this. Here is what he wrote.

“Agave nectar (also called agave syrup) is a sweetener commercially produced from several species of agave. Agave nectar is sweeter than honey and tends to be thinner and flow more freely than honey.

The Agave juice is filtered, then heated

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COMMs, the Social Network for Preppers

Here at ASP, we’ve been toying with the idea, and the implementation, of a Social Networking alternative to the generally public “all in” blab sites out there. Some of what we have been addressing has been usability across desktop, tablet and smart phone platforms, layout, privacy and general standards and use policies. The end result of that work is COMMs, our Prepper Communications site.

Right off the bat, I specifically want to say that personal attacks, profanity and discussions on

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4" Spy Drone


“They are the first to use the state-of-the-art handheld tiny surveillance helicopters, which relay reliable full motion video and still images back to the devices’ handlers in the battlefield.

The Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Air Vehicle is the size of a child’s toy, measuring just 10cm (4 ins) by 2.5cm (1 inch), and is equipped with a tiny camera.”

From SkyNews comes an article describing the deployment of a small camera equipped drone with live video capability.

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