Saturday, July 17, 2010
Sitrep Austin Gun Show
Took my oldest to the show for the first time. Strangely, she was drawn to the bladed weapons.
Ammo and reloading materials looked plentiful. Prices still higher than what my happiness can tolerate.
Decent assortment of scary Black Rifles.
2 very nice M1A1s and a nice Uzi.
Gold 1 Oz could be sold for up to 1213. Forgot to ask about Silver.
Pretty much any pistol I'd carry were plentiful.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Groundhog Joins the Texas Preppers Network
“My perspective is more like the Boy Scouts. They have a motto of "Be Prepared." It's so simple. Yet it also covers a lot of territory. Can you be prepared for every eventuality? Nope. Can you be ready for a lot of common ones? Absolutely. Let me see if I can provide an example of how I look at it:”
You can read more here:
Thoughts on Preparedness or Why Boy Scouts Rule
Welcome to the Texas Preppers Network Groundhog!
Be aware. Be informed. Be prepared.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
An Interesting Resource for Preppers
I have been following your blogs for about a year. My husband and I have just relocated to the Piney Woods of E. TX. On our 20 acre property we found an interesting tree--the Chinese Tallow.
In researching it, I found this document:
I don't know if anyone is actually using this tree as a resource...
Blessings and thanks for your information.
Thanks E.T. for the great info! (Please...no phone home jokes!)
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Fourth of July - 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Alex Update - Rain Impact Areas
Daytime heating will likely trigger storms again late this morning into the afternoon and evening hours. As was seen near the San Antonio airport Monday, and in Austin yesterday afternoon, some of the storms will produce torrential rainfall in a short amount of time...these can be rates of 2 inches per hour or more. These rainfall rates and the tropical nature of the atmosphere have increased the potential for flash flooding over the area. For this reason...the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all of South Central Texas through 7 pm on Thursday.
Bands of showers and thunderstorms wi ll produce 2-4 inches of rain over the next several days with isolated totals of 6+ inches possible, mainly over southern areas. Just in the past two days, they have had cars stranded in water and even some rescues had to be made.
Winds will only be an issue in the vicinity of these showers and thunderstorms. Typically with a strong thunderstorm it is not uncommon to get wind gusts of 40-50 mph. We do not expect any sustained tropical storm force winds as the circulation of Alex will remain too far south.
Any wind damage that does occur will be very isolated and limited to strong thunderstorms.
Because the circulation of Alex is forecast to hit south of Brownsville, the tornado threat will likely remain over Deep South Texas. We also can't rule out the possible threat of a tornado, but the main threat area will be well south of San Antonio.
The unstable and moist atmosphere will stick around for several days...even after Alex makes landfall tonight. For this reason...scattered showers and thunderstorms will remain in the forecast over the holiday weekend. Rain chances of 30-40 percent should mean however that activity will be scattered and most scheduled events can go on with possible brief interruptions from the weather. Areas along the Rio Grande from Del Rio southward will have to watch Alex closely as there is a chance for significant rains over the mountains of Mexico. In the past, these type of events have led to flood events along the Rio Grande.
Please check the latest information on forecasts, watches, and warnings by going to the website at www.srh.noaa.gov/ewx A picture depicting the rain and flooding threats that are possible is included.