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Title: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on January 24, 2009, 12:51:15 AM
What! No one else here from Nebraska?? Will have to start drafting Nebraskans into the ranks I guess!
RipT
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: MrNault on February 17, 2009, 12:10:25 PM
Ashland checking in.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on February 17, 2009, 06:23:16 PM
Ashland! Welcome! Thats back E by Lincoln isnt it?
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Post by: MrNault on February 18, 2009, 03:19:37 PM
About half way between Omaha and Lincoln on I-80.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: OJ on March 03, 2009, 06:43:33 PM
I'm brand new here.

(and in the McCook area)
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on March 03, 2009, 07:29:27 PM
hey McCook! Lex here.
DM
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: OJ on March 03, 2009, 09:00:06 PM
hey McCook! Lex here.
DM

Hey!

I mean....

Hola!

 ;D
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on March 03, 2009, 09:03:16 PM
 ;)
But I am a Kansas transplant.
What you do for fun down there in McCook?
Rip
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: OJ on March 04, 2009, 02:06:18 PM
Mainly read, surf teh intarwebz, reload ammo, and go to the range.

The good news is that the range I use is only 1.5 miles away.  The bad news is that getting there requires traversing about 3/4 mile of "minimum maintenance road".....

(plus, there's only 200 yards of "range")
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on April 22, 2009, 10:00:57 PM
Cool Oj. At least you have a range. I have to go hit wildlife areas that arent posted for my range.
That or I go to Grand Island. I do my cowboy shooting there, and am on the committee for that at Heartland Public Shooting Park. ITs a great range, but an hour away.

RipT
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: crowbutte on December 29, 2009, 08:39:07 PM
Max checking in from Chadron.  First post but have been lurking for some time.  Glad to see that there are other Huskers.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on December 29, 2009, 08:41:24 PM
Welcome CB! Chadron is a beautiful place!!
RipT
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: Oatmeal on January 26, 2010, 12:15:10 PM
Almost Nebraska.

Grew up outside of Imperial. Live in Holyoke Colorado Now. Yeah.... I'm one of those damned green taggers that I hated so much!!   :-\
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: Longsnowsm on February 05, 2010, 11:31:55 PM
I'm in the process of moving to Nebraska...  Hoping to have a house sold in Colorado this summer and get relocated into your neck of the woods. 

So what do you folks think do we want to have a meetup this summer???

Longsnowsm 
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on February 06, 2010, 05:14:32 PM
Where ya moving to?
RipT
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on May 10, 2010, 09:23:40 PM
Any other Nebraskans lurking around out there???

(*peers thru computer screen)
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: Blu on May 11, 2010, 12:02:15 AM
umm, was born in Grand Island, but live about a 20 hour drive away from there now.... ::)
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Post by: dmtjeep on May 14, 2010, 06:18:17 AM
In Omaha.  I have been a podcast listener and member for years, but have not posted yet.






EDIT: post modified by HoC, PM sent.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: ORherbalmed on May 18, 2010, 03:34:42 PM
Does the Iowa/ Nebraska boarder count?

Joe
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on May 18, 2010, 06:59:17 PM
Sure it counts! If you can see Nebraska, your close enough.


DMTjeep, Glad to see you here. Post more!
RipT
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: ORherbalmed on June 11, 2010, 10:59:23 PM
RipTombstone

I can see Omaha from my front door.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: WeCanAndWill on June 22, 2010, 04:42:50 PM
We're here in Glenwood, Ia and I work in Omaha.  Hello all!
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: Serenity on July 07, 2010, 11:19:35 PM
Norfolk area now represented!  Hello to all!  My husband, two kids (17 yr old daughter and 11 yr old son), and I just returned from a 2-week vacation, and, as I won't be employed outside the home for the remainder of the summer (at least), I've decided to start participating on the SPF.  I've been an enthusiastic listener since October of 2008 and have enjoyed the forum from the sidelines since its beginning.

An observation about this great state we call home--Returning from Yellowstone via Hwy 20 across northern Nebraska really helped put in perspective (again) for me how much of "out-state" Nebraska there is and how for people living in (especially) extreme rural areas, preparedness is already a way of life--it has to be--no reasonable person is going to make the 100+ mile round-trip for a gallon of milk, and a winter storm could leave one stranded until spring thaw.  Maybe I'm stating the obvious, but for me it was a profound reminder of the differing mentalities in this country and how fortunate I feel to be living in a region where there are people who still live the good life without the conveniences that so many of us take for granted. 
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: TheMidwesterner on July 08, 2010, 11:36:24 AM
Born and Raised!

In Omaha.  I have been a podcast listener and member for years, but have not posted yet.

Also in the Omaha area.

OJ & RT:
Wow!  200 yards of range.  The closest range to me has about 50 feet and is indoors and loud - and it seems like most of the wildlife areas nearby are posted.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: ncjeeper on July 08, 2010, 11:48:56 AM
I flew over nebraska a couple of times in an airplane. Does that count? :D
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: Longsnowsm on July 10, 2010, 08:53:44 PM
Well everything has taken far longer than we had hoped as far as getting moved to Nebraska.  We are still stuck half way between CO and NE(half our stuff in both places).  We have been looking for a homestead/hobby farm in the Omaha/Lincoln area.  Finding good usable farm land is TOUGH here unless your rich!  My wife's job is in Elkhorn.  It looks like we may have found a place near Waverly.  So we are now sorting out the details and trying to get a deal done on a place.

Has anyone given any thought to a meetup?  It would be great to put some faces to names and see what we can get going as far as community and skills training.  Are any of you members of the local CSA's or possibly run a CSA? 

Longsnowsm
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on July 10, 2010, 09:49:34 PM
CSA? I dont think so...

Yes, land is very expensive out in that area. Its even pretty high here in the middle of the state. I imagine that the North central part might be a little cheaper, if you can buy some pasture from someone to homestead, but thats just speculation on my part.
I know of 1 area in Central Kansas that has houses and land pretty cheap comparatively, but there are also few jobs in that area, and no reason for people to move there unless they are retired or are moving back to family.

Good luck on getting into Neb.!!
RipT
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: AcesHigh on September 18, 2010, 08:39:03 PM
I'm around Elkhorn, but technically in Omaha.  Moved out here for work.  Getting my preps in order now that I don't have the grandparent's farms to fall back on.  I'm also looking for land.  3 hour radius from Elkhorn.  Right now we're in an apartment.  We'll look for something a bit better when the house back home sells.  For now it's container gardens, and living on economical prep foods.  It's good to see a few like minded individuals around the area.  My overall goal is a permanent homestead away from all of the noise of the city.  I'm a software developer, and I typically pick up jobs that I can work remotely, so with a satellite internet connection I can range just about anywhere eventually.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: outburst402 on October 23, 2010, 08:22:43 PM
Another Norfolk area member here.  I read alot, don't post much.  Been listener to the podcast since Jack was just starting the 200's, although I was away for a while.  Always working on being more prepared and always feel like I'm two years behind.

Me and the family live on a small piece of ground that I'm trying to make into a good homestead.  Had a small garden this year, want a bigger one next year.  Grew potatos for the first time, actually got a good harvest, next year I'm planting twice as much at least.

I'd like to hear from other people nearby.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: Todd on February 19, 2011, 04:19:04 PM
I live in Bellevue. I've been listening to TSP for a few weeks now. Just joined the forum.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: WeCanAndWill on February 27, 2011, 12:01:24 PM
Welcome Todd.  My wife and I are just south of you on the Iowa side.  We've been listening since about December '08 to January of '09.  Maybe we should look at getting some of the people around the Omaha area to gether for a Meet & Greet.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on February 27, 2011, 10:36:00 PM
Welcome Todd!
And Outburst, I missed yours somehow. A belated welcome to you!

Looks like there are quite a few of you out around Omaha and in that part of the state. Thats good!
Need more central folks though.
RipT
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: AcesHigh on June 19, 2011, 11:07:47 PM
I really need to start paying attention to the forums more.  I would be up for a meet and greet near Omaha, or heck, anywhere within 3 hours or so with enough notice.  I've got a few animals that need somewhat regular attention, so any farther might be problematic.

Anyways, Welcome new members, I hope you're continuing to enjoy the podcast.  I'm on episode 420 of 687 as of today, and the changes it's made in my life over the last 9 months or so have been amazing.  I feel like I'm on a path towards the life I want to live.  I can't speak highly enough about the modern survival philosophy.  I'd love the opportunity to learn from and with others in the area.  As Jack says, there's simply too much to know it all yourself.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: AcesHigh on June 24, 2011, 01:16:59 PM
Any of you around my area.  There's a free to the public swap meet at Christensen Field in Fremont this weekend.  I'm going to check it out.

http://www.swapfremont.com/

Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: Amerigo on June 26, 2011, 05:59:13 PM
I'm not new to the forum, but since I just moved to Nebraska, I'll introduce myself on this thread!

I'm living in Omaha now.  Can anyone can fill me in on some outdoor public gun ranges?  I'm itching to go!  I can't find anything that doesn't require an expensive membership or a time commitment to help run the place (like at the Southwest Iowa Sportsmans Club).  I realistically won't have the time to get to the range very often, so I'm just looking for a place where I can pay a few bucks and shoot for the afternoon.

Is anybody around here affected by the flooding? 
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on June 26, 2011, 10:11:16 PM
Its more than a short drive, but Grand Island has 2 ranges.
The first one, the Grand Island Rifle Club is a membership type club. I dont know their exact rules, as I only shoot Cowboy Action shooting there, but its not a bad place.

The other is owned by the City of Grand Island, and is a public pay to shoot park. Its a very nice state of the art range designed by the NRA. It has a 600 yard max range, and many disciplines are offered there. Sporting Clays, Trap, Skeet, Action Pistol, IPSC, Cowboy Action (which I am part of), and 3 gun are all done there as well. www.heartlandpublicshootingpark.com

It would be about a 2 hour drive for you, but for a day of shooting, well worth it. They also have camping available too, if you wanted to shoot the whole weekend.

And welcome to Nebraska...

RipT
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: W on July 08, 2011, 03:45:24 PM
<snip> I realistically won't have the time to get to the range very often, so I'm just looking for a place where I can pay a few bucks and shoot for the afternoon. <snip>


Amerigo - First off, welcome to Nebraska!  If all you want to do is outdoor plinking, that is, not a structured shoot, then RipTombstone is right that you'll likely have a fair drive from Omaha.  But, if you don't mind an indoor range, try The Bullethole (http://www.thebh.com/range_rules.php) at Harrison/109th.  They allow centerfire rifles on some of the bays, but prohibit FMJ rifle ammo - check the range rules and make sure you wear plugs and muffs.  ;)  Alternatively, you could head down to Eastern Nebraska Gun Club in Louisville on one of the IDPA/Three Gun/USPSA/etc competition weekends (Click for schedule (http://www.engc.us/2011_Range_Schedule.pdf)).  There's a small fee to register for each shoot, but you aren't required to be a range member to participate.  If you're a novice at competitions, first check out the Match FAQs (http://www.engc.us/basics.shtml) and the ROs will help walk you through your first shoot.  Basically, if you can follow the 4 safety rules, then you'll have a great time.  I've found competitions are one of the best ways to learn to run your firearm under stress. 
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on July 08, 2011, 05:25:00 PM
Yep. Louisville has a decent club there for cowboy as well. Shot there several times.
That isnt too bad a drive from the West edge of Omaha.
RipT
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: themirage on July 09, 2011, 03:04:37 PM
I'm over in Iowa but wondering has anyone been to the LDS cannery in Omaha? Are they still open to non-members? If so I may have to make a trip that way to load up and see some family in the area.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RationalHusker on July 16, 2011, 12:39:12 PM
A Nebraskan, currently living in exile (in Iowa) checking in.  I'll try to keep an eye on this board for events, news, etc.  My family is still living The Good Life, so I get back there pretty frequently.

GBR!
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: ORherbalmed on July 25, 2011, 03:13:40 PM
Todd: Good to see some one close by! I'm in Council Bluffs jut across the river but I work in Omaha.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: ORherbalmed on October 12, 2011, 08:47:44 PM
Due to some recent work changes and living situation issues the lady and I will be moving from CB out to Bellevue NE.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: ADV1 on April 11, 2012, 02:01:51 PM
Gretna checking in...
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Post by: JarKodiak on April 24, 2012, 05:05:19 PM
Lincoln here.  Just started listening to the podcast (who knew starting a job where I'm forced to sit in front of a computer all day could result in something good.  If I had nothing to listen too I'd break the first rule of survival by my own hand)  A LOT of info.  I'm trying not to get overwhelmed.. Not in much of a position to do much prepping right now, but I have started a small bit of planting out on my fire exit stairs.  Not a lot, not even enough to really put a dent in the food budget, but a starting point into learning some basics of growing and all that as somewhere to start.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on April 24, 2012, 09:53:47 PM
Welcome!
As long as you are learning how to grow stuff, I think thats a good start. I also am desk bound, and listen to the podcast at work.
I have a window box at work that I start my plants in, and am thinking about putting a grow light in my warehouse somewhere out of the way to see if I can grow some veggies indoors this summer.
RipT
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: JarKodiak on April 27, 2012, 11:13:52 AM
yeah, right now it's just tomatos, beans and strawberries.  Gonna find some free dirt on craigslist and alread got some free 5 gallon buckets.  Gonna try black berries, carrots, pepers and maybe some leafy greens.
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Post by: JarKodiak on May 08, 2012, 11:27:19 AM
OK, so I'm just getting into growing some vegetables (in planters now, gonna try to get one of the community crops plots for next year)  What are people in nebraska growing?
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on May 08, 2012, 12:16:01 PM
Tomatoes, peas, carrots, beans of several varieties, lots of winter type squash, some zuchinni/summer squash, more tomatoes, peppers and more peppers. Pumpkins, watermelon, and canteloupe were in last year, but I dont think I will do the melons at the house this year and will concentrate on more vegetables rather than fruits.
I also have some herbs started along with some strawberries that are already producing for me.

All of this is in a very small yard with a big house and garage, and while its kind of a jungle at midsummer, it does produce well for me.
If you can, build up a small garden box a few feet by whatever feet you can get. Its nice to have it at home rather than the community places. Maybe a small box on wheels that you can roll to the fire escape, then back into your room as needed.
Good luck, RIpT
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: JarKodiak on May 10, 2012, 11:18:24 AM
unfortunately, a cart would be very impractical.  I have zero yard space since it's an attic apartment.  but the fact that it's the attic gives me some ledge space b/c of the outside wooden stairs.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: JarKodiak on May 22, 2012, 10:10:06 AM
so in an effort to keep the nebraska group talking and to benefit myself, I'm gonna give a little update on my small start at some small scale gardening.  Pretty much all container gardening out on my outside stairs.  My grape tomato plant is doing well.  Growing big and about 20 some fruits of different sizes on it.  My beans seem to be growing alright.  my other tomato plant isnt bearing good fruit, I'm thinking of just ditching it.  it's grown 2 fruits, and one was messed up. my strawberries were looking good one day and then the next, they were all shriveled, so I'm writing them off.

I just planted some carrots and radishes in my 5 gallon buckets.  I probably over crowded them, but if I went my the packaging suggestions, I'd get like 2 radises and 1 carrot per bucket.  Like I said, a lot of this is more for the sake of learning at this point than feeding myself. 

My bigger project for this week is planing an asparagus bed at my girlfriends place.  this is an area I wanna make sure I get right since it's going to take a long time to see results.  I've got 10 bulbs (not sure if that's the right terminology) I just bought from home depot. what kind of spacing should I give them?  Any general tips or things I should know?  Also, I was thinking of trying the "semi hugelkultur" thing that jack talks about.  Digging a few feet down, filling half with old wood then with dirt.  Is that pointless for asparagus?  Not sure if their roots will even be able to take advantage that far down.  Any help would be appreciated.  the bed I'm making is in full sun and I have a fair amount of space to use.  bordered right by tall weeds, so not sure if they're going to steel nutrients.  thanks.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: JarKodiak on June 04, 2012, 11:26:07 AM
hey, anyone looking to do a fun and cheap pistol shoot, on june 16th they're having a pistol shoot called rock your glock (doesn't have to be a glock)  Just a little outside of lincoln  http://rockyourglock.tripod.com
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: sirosisofliver on August 27, 2012, 01:32:51 PM
LeShara here..between Fremont and Omaha...
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: JarKodiak on August 27, 2012, 02:15:45 PM
how's it going sirosisofliver? so what are you doing prepper wise? 
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on August 28, 2012, 06:14:55 AM
Welcome!
Tell us a little about yourself!

RipT
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: JarKodiak on August 31, 2012, 11:31:49 AM
any suggestions on some fall things I can grow in containers and when to plant them?  either stuff I can plant now or in the near future
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: sirosisofliver on September 01, 2012, 04:28:09 PM
Hey guys!  Prepper wise, getting my house in line.  I just purchased a house, and it was in pretty bad repair.  Will be putting in radiant heaters soon (Comfort Cove built in Valentine, NE, only draw about 5 amps each on 240). I have to also replace the septic system, so couldn't do much with the garden for the year, and hopefully the laterals dont occupy too much of my yard.
  Other things I have done is researched some silver purchases, which I am getting ready to do.  I have also made friends with my neighbors, and found out some of them share the same attitudes for prepping as I do.  Everyone seems to have a garden in town, most of the folks I know are 2nd Amendment friendly, and no HOA types anywhere..lol.
  The neighbors and I are are thinking about having a bbq shoot in the future; you can shoot in town if you are aiming out of town towards fields.  After living in Omaha for 10 years, its a strange concept!!
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: JarKodiak on October 30, 2012, 01:34:41 PM
things are starting to get a little more in order.  Just started a new job that makes more money and has overtime opportunities, so I should have my debt cleared within a year.  Got a little bit of food and water stored and working on getting my gf on board.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: sirosisofliver on November 05, 2012, 06:05:25 PM
My gf is on board.  I nixed the radiant electric heat, and am using the propane fired hot water radiator heat.  Works pretty good.  Only have a 60% efficient boiler, can get a 93% boiler to save some propane next year.  I don't need electricity to make the whole thing work, so would always have heat..:)  Working now on getting food stored, and water.  Been watching CL for shelving.  Scrap place I haul into had 3 damn nice National Guard shelving unit throw aways.  They wouldn't let me buy them, they shredded them...what a waste.  I would be interested in a meet and greet in the area.  Any ideas?
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: JarKodiak on December 04, 2012, 04:42:35 PM
my gf is understanding if not necessarily on board.  A lot of the things I wanna do she's either ok with or on board with for her own reasons.  We got some free fencing from a neighbor that we'll likely set up for the purpose of rabbits in the spring.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: sirosisofliver on February 06, 2013, 08:07:08 AM
Hows everyone doing through the winter?  Im keeping warm, keeping stocked on ammo, and hoping for an early spring.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on February 06, 2013, 08:18:13 AM
I am already working on my garden beds a little bit, and planning my irrigation set up a little better.

Had a mini home disaster in the first part of december with some smoke damage to the house, so have been occupied with that. If you want to realize how much extra stuff you have and don't need, have an almost fire in your house and see what you decide to throw away..... ;)

RipT
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: W on February 06, 2013, 08:34:37 AM
I am already working on my garden beds a little bit, and planning my irrigation set up a little better.

Had a mini home disaster in the first part of december with some smoke damage to the house, so have been occupied with that. If you want to realize how much extra stuff you have and don't need, have an almost fire in your house and see what you decide to throw away..... ;)
RipT
RipT - That's a bummer.  Glad the house was saved and nobody was hurt, though!

As for me, I've got garlic shoots, from the fall planting, peeking through the mulch and snow in one of my garden beds from the warm spell we had in January.  It's a good thing that stuff is so hardy. 

And it's been a very busy couple months for me keeping up with all of the gun bills that are being introduced in Lincoln this session.  There are some good ones (Firearms Freedom Act, Nebraska Gun Rights Bill, CCW Signage Standardization, and others) and a few terrible ones (like Ashford's bill that makes gun owners civilly liable if your firearm is stolen and used in a crime).  I know RipT is and some of the other NE TSP folks are Nebraska Firearms Owners Association members, but if you aren't yet, you can also keep up with the status of gun-related bills by joining the NFOA (http://www.nebraskafirearms.org/join) (it's free!) to receive Nebraska gun bill legislative alerts and calls to action.   

Hope the link to NFOA site doesn't violate TSP forum rules, it's a 501c4 grassroots non-profit and I thought it would be of interest to Nebraska TSP members concerned about current gun rights battles in our state.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on February 06, 2013, 08:46:26 AM
Your right, Z.
NFOA is a good group for your rights here in Nebraska. Join up and get informed.
RipT
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: goataroo on February 08, 2013, 06:10:18 PM
It's good to know there are at least a few Nebraskans hanging around here.  I live and work in Lincoln, and am  surrounded mostly by folks who do not share my views. I'll leave it at that.   ::)   Been listening to TSP for a few years now, but I'm just now trying to get more active in the forum.    Also good to know that a few NFOA members are also TSP folks!  That's one of my hubby's favorite forums.

Beth
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: JarKodiak on February 19, 2013, 09:17:34 AM
a little update.  My gf is much more on board now.  Not as much as from the prepper view point, but She's looking forward to adding some gardening and rabbits this spring.  Gonna try adding some berry bushes as well as a small vegetable garden in the spring.  Working on my BOB and trying to get more people thinking about prepping (seems like it should be easier)  Have a little bit of cash stowed away and am on track to have my debt cleared out my 2014.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: sirosisofliver on February 21, 2013, 05:31:00 PM
Sorry to hear about the house, RipT.  Glad to hear your gf is on board more, XD! Welcome to the boards Beth! 
      I am just watching it snow at the moment.  The planning for some woody beds is underway, ordering seeds this weekend.  There is a free gun range in Uehling (18 miles or so north of Fremont).  You have to obtain written permission, and pick up your brass, but a nice spot for 100 and 200 yd shooting.  One of the owners of a bar there grants permission slips.  Are their any local meetups still going on?  Seems like one group was meeting at the Gretna Legion club, but haven't looked into it anymore...
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on February 21, 2013, 05:36:45 PM
Having to pick up brass is not a problem around here. Its like gold in our house.... Glad you have a spot. We now have a range about 5 miles away, and it is nice. Membership type range, but 2000m steel plates, and a tower to shoot out of. I think I will start on the 400-500 and see what my Garand will do one of these days...

Been pushing snow since 4 am. Yuck. Sucks being on the city snow crew. I used to enjoy snow. Made for good rabbit hunting.

I spread out some grass seed last night after the 1st inch of snow or so. We shall see what happens. It was an old bag in the garage, so some of it might take. I have some of my plants started already, and my indoor pepper plants are taking off well again after losing all their leaves. I need to add a plum tree to my yard this year. The one I added 2 years ago is doing well, but I need two for fruit.

RipT

Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: sirosisofliver on March 01, 2013, 03:35:48 PM
That sounds like a nice range! 
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on March 01, 2013, 09:01:50 PM
It is a nice range, but pricey to join. I haven't joined yet, but am lucky enough to get to go out a few times a year on invites. We do a machine gun shoot there twice a year as well.
I got an AR recently, so that will be something to try out as well.
RipT
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: sirosisofliver on March 16, 2013, 05:40:35 PM
I bought a Saiga 5.45x39...cheaper and available ammo...;-).  Research Russian 7N6 rounds...accurate as 5.56.. About $450/2160 rds.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: Bronco53 on March 24, 2013, 08:46:13 PM
Hi all, SE NE checking in for the first time.  Just got on the forum yesterday.  I grew up in Wilber but live further SE of there now.  I work for the USPS but getting close to retiring (32 years) and moving to CO. You can check out my intro on the introduction area if you are interested in more of my bio.  We garden, can veggies, meat and salsa etc.  Looking forward to spring and getting the garden in.
Jim
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on March 24, 2013, 10:06:27 PM
Welcome Jim..
Make yourself at home. Nebraska page is a little slow, but still good.
RipT
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: sirosisofliver on March 28, 2013, 09:08:55 PM
Welcome to the Nebraska page...yeah, its a bit slow, but I hope we build some momentum.  There is a self-reliance expo in Des Moines that Jack is speaking at June 28th I believe.  I plan on attending, maybe get a carpool?
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Post by: Bronco53 on April 08, 2013, 07:10:51 PM
The drive from Omaha to Des Moines is the most boring drive I have ever made.  Sounds like it might break up the boredom to car pool.
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Post by: JarKodiak on April 24, 2013, 04:22:50 PM
hey everyone, been too  long since I've been on the forum.  got my garden bed all planned out and prepared, working on getting things set up for rabbits so things are starting to come along. 
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Post by: sirosisofliver on April 28, 2013, 02:27:53 PM
One of my runs in the past (I drive semi) was Omaha to Des Moines..twice a night.  At least in the dark it wasn't so bad...lol. 

   It is 80 today.  It feels like 110 after the past few weeks.  Dug out a swale on a countour in the back yard, building a huglekulter bed.  Neighbor says go for the 5' tall kind, she is interested on how it works..she cant bend over to garden much anymore, and is excited to see something she doesn't have to bend over on. 
  When I get it done will post pics (if no pics it didnt happen..lol)
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Post by: JarKodiak on May 25, 2013, 07:35:15 AM
Anyone ever checked out 88tactical out of Omaha ?
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Post by: sirosisofliver on June 18, 2013, 04:54:34 PM
I did an Aftermath Survival run through, kind of a guinea pig for them back in October I think.  The instructors seem to be top notch, LE and former special ops.  I am saving up to take a Carbine class through them. 
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Post by: sirosisofliver on June 18, 2013, 04:58:05 PM
Also to report.  The Uehling range is closed to the public, the city is trying to figure out their insurance exposure.  Meanwhile, I joined the Wahoo Gun Club.  $30/year.  Range is a little rough, but suits me just fine.  100 and 200 yd.  Its someplace to shoot.  Just show respect, as the city wants the range closed.  I am trying a hugelbed this year.  Been slow planting it, due to rain and other factors.  My Dad died about 2 weeks ago, so everything had been put on hold.  He was in good health we thought...had a stroke at 73.  Check your coratid arteries out.
   My gf and I are planning on attending the Self Reliance Expo in Des Moines.  Is anyone else going?

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Post by: JarKodiak on July 22, 2013, 11:33:53 AM
just recently bought a colt 6940.  Had to work some good overtime to get it, but it was worth it. Only put about 100 rounds through it so far, but there's plenty more to come.  My garden isn't working out as well as I'd like.  It's at my girlfriend's place so I don't get to tend it very often so only about 30% of what I put in is working out.  That's alright, I've learned a few things and it's the first year without much prep time for it so I'm confident next year will be better.  Almost have my debt all cleared out so that's a plus.  All in all, I think things are going well. 
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Post by: RipTombstone on July 22, 2013, 02:12:22 PM
Great news XD40! Debt is bad.... I am still working on mine.

I also got a new defensive rifle this year, and have maybe put 150 rounds through it so far. Hoping to get it out in the next few weeks and get it dialed in better.

My garden is growing but slowly. I have peas picked, and carrots growing. My peppers and tomatoes are just now starting to come on strong. Seems everything was delayed this year.

My holster business is doing well though, and pays for itself and some toys at least. Keeps the free time occupied with productivity anyway.

RipT
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Post by: JarKodiak on August 12, 2013, 04:03:41 PM
I know I could go to a different thread for this, but I'd prefer to keep the Nebraska board humming.  Some of my cherry tomatoes seem to be rotting on the vine.  there will be black and near black dime sized spots on the bottom.  Not on all of them, but some of them.  Seems a lot of them are also cracking or being mushy.  First year gardening, is this tomato blight (or whatever you call it) I always hear about?
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Post by: JarKodiak on August 27, 2013, 06:26:44 PM
just got on brink of freedom. anyone else on?
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Post by: RipTombstone on August 27, 2013, 09:38:05 PM
Working on it but slowly... Freedom was close 4 years ago when the truck just got paid off. Then my boy was born and the truck got totaled in the yard within 2 days of each other. SO, the newer truck is about paid off, then we start again....but from a much better position than before.

My holster business is picking up pretty good, so that brings in enough to pay for itself for the most part. Not full time by any means, but enjoyable still..

I canned pickles this last weekend, and am enjoying the art of canning finally. I want to break out my pressure cooker and try to can some deer and see how that turns out. Otherwise, garden is doing alright, but slow growing.

RipT
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Post by: JarKodiak on October 02, 2013, 04:58:52 PM
I may or may not being writing "I miss America" on many of the bills I spend.  it'll be cool if any come back to me. long term project.
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Post by: sirosisofliver on November 20, 2013, 11:46:47 AM
RipT, if you can venison, my neighbor cans it, but I think she cooks it for seven minutes first, then she pressure cans it.  It turns out great, tastes like good beef stew meat when she is done, and its tender as well. 

My first hugel bed was a mixed result; got some beans out of it, but I didn't have nearly enough dirt on it.  It settled throughout the year and exposed some of the wood.  But the rabbits didn't touch anything!

  Been shooting at the Wahoo Gun club some.  There is another range near Lyons that sound promising, out to 600 yards.  $10 all day, call ahead for appt.  Since we seem to be the only people in Nebraska...lol...anyone for a meetup this fall?  I am outside of Omaha about 40 miles west.
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Post by: RipTombstone on November 21, 2013, 06:05:30 AM
I'm still hoping to can some this year but haven't had much time lately. Holster making is keeping the free time away.
My garden boxes did good this year. I cut them way back from what I had planted in previous years and actually did alright. Tomatoes were sparse and squash was planted too late to mature. The rest did good though and I canned lots of pickles. Even did some pickled green beans.

Had a range day at out local range a few weeks ago. Got some good practice in clear out to 1000 yards, but feel confident at 600.

RipT
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Post by: W on December 04, 2013, 12:11:06 PM
I know I could go to a different thread for this, but I'd prefer to keep the Nebraska board humming.  Some of my cherry tomatoes seem to be rotting on the vine.  there will be black and near black dime sized spots on the bottom.  Not on all of them, but some of them.  Seems a lot of them are also cracking or being mushy.  First year gardening, is this tomato blight (or whatever you call it) I always hear about?
Apologies for the late response, but is this what you were dealing with, XD40? 

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That's blossom end rot.  You can minimize it by trying to maintain consistent soil moisture (mulch helps with this A LOT, so if you don't put chemicals on your lawn, try putting your grass clippings on all exposed soil in your garden beds), prevent calcium deficiency by conditioning your soil (you can do this with commercial mixes, lime, or save your egg shells in the kitchen, crush them up and use them to condition your garden bed - even dropping crushed shells into the hole before you plant the toms will help), and check that your pH is in the neighborhood of 6-7.  Also, try planting several varieties of toms each year so you can compare the performance between the different types.  You may have better luck with other varieties.  Oh, and blossom end rot doesn't affect the whole fruit - when I encounter it, I just cut that part of the tom and use the rest of it for cooking/canning.

For cracking, are you seeing symptoms like this?

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-S5HHd6XCY4s/UVo1fKoktzI/AAAAAAAAGoY/CHN8EHLLvFI/s1600/Why+Do+Tomato%27s+Crack.jpg)

That's a result of significant fluctuations in soil moisture.  If I had to guess, I'd say that you probably started seeing this in mid-late July and Aug when it gets really hot during the day?  If you soak the tomato plants in watering, the plants and fruit will suck that water up and the fruit will expand.  If the plant/fruit had been parched before your watering, the swelling will cause the cracks.  You can minimize these effects by using a thick layer of mulch to protect the soil and try using soaker or driplines if you irrigate your garden beds.  Hope that helps!
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Post by: W on December 04, 2013, 12:26:10 PM
My garden boxes did good this year. I cut them way back from what I had planted in previous years and actually did alright. Tomatoes were sparse and squash was planted too late to mature. The rest did good though and I canned lots of pickles. Even did some pickled green beans.
Jealous of your green beans... ours were a failure this year.  However, we had LOTS of toms and peps, and canned 19 pints of salsa just before the first frost.  Biggest garden infrastructure improvement was finishing two new retaining walls, filling them with soil, and completing a new fence around the whole thing to keep the smaller critters out (and hopefully deter the deer).  Even built a gate in the fence, so no more climbing over the old 3' fence - which the Mrs. is excited about.  Here are a couple pics:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5489/11208821514_d99b14a4a0.jpg)
The new gate.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2892/11208836876_7a585d571c.jpg)
Perimeter fence; it's tough to see the chicken wire on the inside of the lumber.  The lower two tiers were the additions this summer.  Gonna wait and see if the 4' fence deters the deer before cutting the posts to length - just in case we need to extend fencing up a couple more feet. 

Now to look forward at the upcoming indoor projects during the winter.  Anybody have fun projects planned during the cold weather?
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Post by: RipTombstone on December 05, 2013, 06:27:47 AM
That's a nice use of space for your garden on the slope! I am thinking about reengineering my boxes next year. I took down the old deck in back and have gained some room that way. Not sure yet. May just make a patio with planters around it. I do have my beans and peas slated for trellis around the patio for sure.
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Post by: W on December 05, 2013, 09:49:09 AM
Thanks!  Everything just seemed to work out for the bed location.  They're on the south side of the house with lots of sun throughout the day, and we hated mowing that stupid hill.  There are several other places on the property that are wasted with grass right now.  Part of the 2 year plan will be more grass conversion to beds and we also need to start sketching out and figuring on how to get some food production going in the mature forest behind the house - while keeping the herd of deer from mowing down saplings and young trees.

Take pics as you redevelop your old deck area! 
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Post by: RationalHusker on December 05, 2013, 03:02:05 PM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5489/11208821514_d99b14a4a0.jpg)
The new gate.
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2892/11208836876_7a585d571c.jpg)

Nice.  You could put a few chickens in that area in the spring and fall and let them do a little tilling/weeding/pest control for you.  Probably have to put them somewhere safe from raccoons at night, though. 
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Post by: JarKodiak on December 26, 2013, 04:59:09 PM
hey, anyone in here do any firearm or rifle training?  I'm doing 88tacticals intermediate fighting rifle course feb 8th and 9th.  A bit pricey, but not that bad when you consider the 20 hours of instruction you get.  https://88tactical.com/categories/7-rifle/courses/49-intermediate-fighting-rifle-combined-l1-l2/   any takers?
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Post by: sirosisofliver on January 18, 2014, 06:13:41 PM
XD, have you taken the intro to rifle course?  I think they list that a prerequisite.  I did a dry run bunker series class with them in Tekamah in the fall of 2012.  The instructors are mostly ex military, and seemed to know what they were doing.  I had a great time, and also want to take the rifle classes offered.  I will check out that class.  They have great facilities as well.
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Post by: JarKodiak on January 19, 2014, 03:38:55 PM
I didn't do the intro to rifle, they accepted my military as prereq.
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Post by: sirosisofliver on January 25, 2014, 05:32:35 AM
That's cool!  I don't have military time, so just waiting for intro..
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Post by: JarKodiak on January 29, 2014, 02:45:46 PM
that's awesome man, I've just taking their intro to pistol and really enjoyed it.  the intermediate rifle is next weekend.  I'm taking their civilian first responder class feb 18th, and planning on more in the future.
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Post by: W on February 10, 2014, 03:24:57 PM
Nice.  You could put a few chickens in that area in the spring and fall and let them do a little tilling/weeding/pest control for you.  Probably have to put them somewhere safe from raccoons at night, though.
Ha!  I know chickens could do some serious good in there, and they're part of the long term plan, but not this season.  Maybe this year we'll try to put a driven point well with a pitcher pump in there to use for irrigation when necessary - groundwater should be about 20-25' bgs, so it's just a matter of how tight the formation is and whether it can produce enough water to pump.  There's also a small section of the backyard where we'd like to do some soil conditioning and try a few apple and pear trees. 

Since we're about 10 weeks out from the average last frost, over the weekend we inventoried seeds and ordered some more.  In a few weeks we'll be starting the peppers, tomatoes, tomatillos, fennel, and maybe some kale indoors.  We need to find a good source for asparagus crowns, too.  Anyone have a preferred source, or hardy crowns in your garden you're willing to split and trade?  Figured crowns instead of seeds would save a year between now and full production a few years down the road. 

What about you guys?  What are your 2014 garden(ish) plans?  Looking forward to getting to use newly built beds from last fall for the first time this year?  Planning on getting some new beds in once the soil thaws?  Finally doing rain barrels?  Adding chickens or any animals this year?  How about fruit or nut trees?  Earthwork plans?  Spring's right around the corner!
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Post by: JarKodiak on February 10, 2014, 03:31:01 PM
hey guys, I did the 88tactical intermediate fighting rifle course this weekend, thought I'd do a review.

now that I'm not on my kindle, a little more in depth on the rifle course I froze at this weekend.

 First and foremost, I had a lot of fun. It was cold as hell and there were times when my fingers and toes were freezing, but none fell off. On day two (the really cold day) we had a burn barrel going so when one relay was shooting, we could warm up. Overall, it's the most fun in zero degree weather I've had.

 Day 1 was fairly basic. We started with some basic classroom time going over rifle basics. All stuff that most of us knew but a couple new ways to look at it and some things to think about were brought up. Then we went outside and got a good zero with our irons and optics. We did some speed drills and close distances as well as positional work and that was pretty much the conclusion of day 1. round expenditure, somewhere around 200-250

 Day 2 was a hell of a lot of fun. We did a lot more speed drills, before including some manipulations (reloads and malfunctions clearing). Then we started on use of cover. Seems like such an easy concept, but there are definitely some finer points and tweaks to be made. We also did movement. both lateral and a little forward. We did some awesome (and aggravating) drills using the cover, transitioning positions, and having magazines with both empty shell casings and dummy rounds in them. We did a little (though not a lot) of transitioning to a pistol, but enough to get a little more comfortable with it and have some pistol fun. we also did a little multiple targets drill and 1 basic shoot/no shoot drill. we also did a couple drills to learn our individual sight offset for close range "critical" shots. To finish up the day, we did a timed cumulative drill. Shooting from 7 to 25 yards, using cover, using multiple positions, having to deal with at least 2 malfunctions firing at a 5 by 8 sheet of paper. The conditions of having a "qualifying time": must shoot at least one round from every stage. any manipulations must be done behind cover and all every shot (10 per sheet) have to land in that 5x8 sheet. I won the drill with 1:01 (second was 1:02) day 2 round expenditure: 300-350 rounds. 50 pistol rounds.

 Final thoughts: Not only did I have a lot of fun and get to shoot 600 rounds out of my rifle, but I learned a lot and I'm much more confident about my individual competence with said rifle. I had a light lube on my rifle the first day. I added a very light coat of lube to it for the second day but didn't clean it. It was very dry air out there and I even left my rifle in the truck over lunch break on day 2 instead of bringing it in to warm up. Towards the very end, I could feel the bolt dragging a little when charging the weapon. For that last drill I resisted the temptation to throw a little lube on there before that cumulative drill. I didn't have any malfunctions (other than the ones forced on us) and my weapon fired well every time I pulled the bang switch. this was also the first time using my battle belt from HSGI.  I have the battle belt with a cobra riggers belt, two of their double rifle-1 pistol mag pouches, a serpa holster with the molle adapter.  The only downside of the belt was that a lot of position changes and movement, left it riding up higher on my waist (and a little loose) but to be honest, it's only something I noticed after action.  The molle adapter for the serpa doesn't fit right (one set of hooks will reach but not both) on the first day my holster fell off (luckly we weren't using pistols yet)  two zip ties fixed the problem.  Over all, I liked the gear and it allowed my to quickly access my gear.

 One more thing, this class, while only intermediate, is something anyone can benefit from. One of the other students is a retired swat sergeant and trainer and he was there to stay sharp and felt that he benefitted greatly from it. The end
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Post by: W on February 10, 2014, 04:11:26 PM
First and foremost, I had a lot of fun. It was cold as hell and there were times when my fingers and toes were freezing, but none fell off. On day two (the really cold day) we had a burn barrel going so when one relay was shooting, we could warm up. Overall, it's the most fun in zero degree weather I've had.

Thanks for the AAR, XD40.  Good stuff; and now you know how your rifle runs below freezing! Most people have never had their rifle out at those temps, let alone gone through a class with the mercury that low. 
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Post by: sirosisofliver on February 10, 2014, 07:09:04 PM
Great report!  I am planning on the intro course in March.  What type of rifle were you running?  I am planning on using an AK 74 and a Glock. I know more about firearms than I do about rigging and mollee systems.  How many magazines should I be able to carry?  What sort of holster would be an advantage? 
   Did you get to tour the bunker?  I stayed there over a weekend for a dry run survival class.  Pretty cool place.
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Post by: JarKodiak on February 11, 2014, 09:05:13 AM
I ran a colt 6940 with an eotech. You'll wanna be able to stow at least three rifle mags and a pistol mag. There was one guy rocking a stock an 74 and a 38 revolver.  little tip, find and buy some dummy rounds for it. Trust me it'll make you time easier and better. Any holster you can access will work. Not a lot of pistol work. The more total mags you have the better so you can load them during downtime and have em ready
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Post by: sirosisofliver on February 12, 2014, 09:03:09 AM
So it was a poodle shoot, eh?... ;D  Just kidding.  That is good stuff to know.  I will keep an eye out for .40SW snaps, and probably have to make the 5.45x39 dummies. Ive been saving my coin for either the carbine courses or a CCW.  OR both..:)
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Post by: RipTombstone on February 14, 2014, 12:43:55 PM
Sounds like a neat class. I am hoping to get into a carbine class out here by Lexington next time its offered. We have a 1000+ yard range here, and my goal this year is to get out and get better.

Also, are you guys members of the NFOA? (Nebraska Firearms Owners Association) Its free, and the forum there has lots of good discussion regarding the political side of firearms, as well as other tips and fun.

I also need to get my holster business a bit more organized and maybe get some online selling going instead of just at gun shows. I definitely need to get my shop reorganized before that.

The patio/old deck area is hopefully going to get some sort of hard covering, either red bricks or concrete squares, and then a  trellis around it to grow the beans and peas. I am ready for spring for sure.
RipT
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Post by: sirosisofliver on February 21, 2014, 05:28:12 PM
Yep!  Im a member of NFOA.  My sister lives in North Platte, so its good to know a 1000 yd range is closeby..:)
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Post by: W on March 12, 2014, 01:29:09 PM
Also, are you guys members of the NFOA? (Nebraska Firearms Owners Association) Its free, and the forum there has lots of good discussion regarding the political side of firearms, as well as other tips and fun.
Absolutely!  Joining and supporting the NFOA is hands down, the most effective use of your time to support your firearm rights at the State level.  Like Rip said, it's free to join (http://www.nebraskafirearms.org/join), though donations are gratefully accepted, and there's plenty of volunteer opportunities as well.  Full disclosure on my NFOA enthusiasm, I served on the board of directors for three years and was the president last year.  Family time constraints with a toddler at home and another due in April led me to step down from the board this year.  Rip, I just now put it together in my head with you and your holster business.  We chatted a bit back at your holster tent during the NFOA Annual Members meeting last fall.  Small world!

So my two year old and I started pepper seeds this week.  We'll start our tomato, tomatillo, fennel, and kale seeds in the next week or two.  Our homeschool tot school science experiment this week was transplanting several pineapple tops that we got to sprout roots while soaking them in water over the last couple weeks.  How's that for starting plants from outside your growing zone?  Pineapples in freaking Nebraska - even if they are only indoors half the year.

Oh, and the weekend looks like fantastic weather.  Anyone heading out to the range?  Some buddies and I are going to Midwest Tactical Solutions' Carbine Skillbuilder (http://www.mwts-training.com/courses/carbine-skillbuilder) on Saturday.  John's a great instructor and you can't beat the price for a half day of friendly competition and instruction. 
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Post by: RipTombstone on March 12, 2014, 03:06:28 PM
Welcome to the forum W!! I'll be at the Hastings show this weekend if anyone is going.

Hoping to get my seeds started this next week. Weather is crazy enuf I am holding off a bit from what I did last year. Did start yard cleanup though and rearranged my woodpile.

RipT
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Post by: sirosisofliver on March 20, 2014, 12:59:54 PM
Holy crap..spring might have arrived..more or less..lol.  Getting the planting itch.  GF and I went to a preppers meeting at the Gretna American Legion.  Ran into ORherbalmed and his wife there.  Nice group of folks.  Every third Wed of the month.  Might need nametags of our forum names.:)
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Post by: RipTombstone on March 20, 2014, 01:22:02 PM
Yes, I still haven't started my seeds, but I think Spring has sprung. Hopefully this weekend will bear some seed time.

Hastings Gun Show went well, and I sold a lot of holsters. Bought myself an antique Trapdoor 45-70 to play with. Looking forward to that. Nice thing is its a non-gun with its antique status, and its cut down to 20".  I have a nice stock of blackpowder, and cast my own bullets, so it sounds like a good backup game taking gun if nothing else if s should htf. I am just awaiting my reloading dies and some brass.

I am looking into some different ways of securing my yard from view via trellis and lattice, and adding some good vine growing spots for beans, peas, etc. My previous version I did last August has been scrapped for a new version now that the deck is gone.
RipT



Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: sirosisofliver on March 29, 2014, 05:52:00 PM
An old trapdoor would be cool.  I am cleaning up wind damage around the place.  I should be ready for spring, however.  I have a large pile of branches left over from a tree I had cut down, and another pile that was there when I bought the place.  Been waiting for a calm day to burn it, but that hasn't happened yet when I am home.
 
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Post by: RipTombstone on March 29, 2014, 09:54:34 PM
Seeds are laid out for tomorrow morning planting in my little pods. Looking at a variety of peppers, black tomatoes of several varieties, and some cucumbers to get started tomorrow. I will spread some wildflower seed tomorrow outside and see what takes.

Casting bullets tomorrow as well. Hope to get a hundred or so 405Gr 45s and at least 500 250gr 45s cast up and get some smelting done as well.

Sirosis, Can you hugelkulture any of that wood or is it just twig stuff?

RipT
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: JarKodiak on April 08, 2014, 12:52:43 PM
watering my different beds  (especially the garden be b/c the leaves still have plenty of breaking down to do.)  and turning is all I've really gotten done so far.
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Post by: sirosisofliver on April 08, 2014, 03:54:45 PM
You can hugelkulture any wood that will rot.  Black locust, and any really hard wood isnt the best choise as it wont rot.  I am using birch, and some ash I think.  I underestimated how much dirt I needed to cover it up.  Last year, I had a bum ankle, no skidsteer, and only a pickup to haul dirt.  I need more dirt this year...lol.

The next prepper meeting in Gretna is April 23.  I plan on going this month.  They seem like a good group of folks, and its nice to be in the company of people who are looking at things in the same light.

Started reading 299 Days.  On book 3 now.  Pretty decent so far, the story is compelling, and a bit prophetic, with a lot of stuff matching up to today's events. 
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: sirosisofliver on September 26, 2015, 06:44:04 PM
Where did everyone go?  I see its been a over a year since I posted last, and I was the last one...lol.  Hope everyone is doing well.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on September 26, 2015, 08:31:12 PM
I'm doing good. Just been busy building holsters and doing the daily grind for the man.. Garden is small this year and is mostly tomatoes and peppers. Ript
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Post by: bottleneck on November 01, 2015, 10:18:30 PM
hey guys, here to reawaken you from out by scottsbluff.
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: W on November 01, 2015, 11:44:34 PM
Hi there Bottleneck. How's everyone doing on their preparedness skills/goals for the year? A buddy finally talked me into studying foe amateur radio. In Sept I passed my Technician and General tests for ham licensing and I plan on taking the test for Extra in a couple weeks. Garden harvest was good this year. Lots of fresh veggies and we canned a jalapeƱo salsa, salsa verde, tomato sauce, and applesauce. Also tried some lactofermentation on green tomatoes, pickles, and jalapeƱos.
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Post by: JustusWest on November 14, 2015, 09:15:53 AM
Hello Bottleneck, 

I grew up by the Chadron area, but now live in Rapid City.  Your one of the first people i have seen on here from our general area.  Welcome!
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Post by: Beetlebum on August 31, 2016, 03:55:23 PM
Hey all,

I moved up to Lincoln Nebraska about 6 months ago. Is so much greener than central/south Texas! This thread has been quiet but is there any other activity happening?
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Post by: RipTombstone on August 31, 2016, 07:42:19 PM
Not too much. I just harvested my plum tree a few weeks ago and made some jelly. Gave lots and lots of plums to the neighborhood in the hopes they will not preharvest them for me in the future... The last few years I didn't have enough to make jelly with as they were heavily sampled before they were ready....

I've been renovating a bit of my garage for more organization and to do some woodworking to go along with my leatherworking I already do. My plan is to focus my holster making biz a bit into fancier and more western styles and try to keep out of the humdrum boring stuff that it has become in the last year or two.

My wife has been hitting the farmers market, and is getting much better about buying local produce instead of Walmart... YAY.

Otherwise, still working and trying to live...
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Post by: Beetlebum on September 01, 2016, 10:10:17 AM
I was out on the Mopac recently and grabbed some plums. We got 3 1/2 jars of Jam and about 3 gallons of wine. Although the wine is making me nervous. It isn't visibly fermenting - but it does smell fine. Guess I'll just have to relax and have a home brew cherry mead I made this spring...

The plums didn't look very healthy to me. Do you know if there was any disease going around or something?

Neighbors gave us a bunch of tomatoes and cucumbers. So I should have enough salsa and pickles for football season! It was my first time doing both, hopefully they come out good.

Is leather working your primary business?
Title: Re: Nebraska???
Post by: RipTombstone on September 03, 2016, 02:01:22 PM
No diseases I know of anyway. Mine were really good.
I wish I had thought of plum wine! Next year!