7250 ink wellI hear people say all the time that they cannot afford to print large amounts of documents (SHTF PDFs) because ink is expensive.

At my store I print cards, flyers, manuals, pictures and every receipt with my printers. I am able to print thousands of pages (more than a box of paper) a year for less than $100.

The first thing I did was go visit the local Goodwill. Many second hand stores will have similar items. I found a HP C7250 fax/printer/copier. This is an inkjet with fixed ink heads. I also found a HP C5180 copier/printer. You will need to run a self test and a sample print page. These sometimes don’t work or have a clogged nozzle. Return and try again until you find a good one. About $25 is normal.    Continue reading “Print more for less!”

LOGO1.2Rustic Outfitters in Corvallis Oregon is a self-reliance store owned and operated by Patriots. We believe that a well informed and stocked community is the only way to live free.

We are currently finding people in the community to host self-reliance classes displaying their knowledge of outdoor skills and our areas resources. By teaching others we can all become informed making it easier for us to ALL live free.   Continue reading “Rustic Outfitters store”

gnb-itToday I was out of coffee and went down to my local grocer to get the good stuff. As it turned out, they no longer carry the brand I normally buy from them. As I perused the selection of seemingly endless blends of organic, yummy, wake the hell up, what does my eyes land on but this (see pic attached). Grin & Bear It coffee.

Of course it made me smile and think of my wonderful trenches family and none other than Susan of the GrinNBarret sort(I know it is different spelling). I tossed it into my basket and off to the check out I went.

I should add that it is actually pretty good. Even without Jameson Irish Whiskey.

I thought I’d share the pic.



it-securityZD Net – by Charlie Osborne

Chinese hackers have managed to break into US weather systems and disrupt satellite transmission, leading to US Rep. Frank Wolf scolding the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for covering up the incident.

Four websites belonging to NOAA were allegedly broken into by cybercriminals from China in October 2014, as reported by the Washington Post. The hack, it is claimed, caused not only disruption to satellite feeds which carried weather data and high-profile websites, but forced the US federal agency to shut down services — in order to stop the cybercriminals before they caused additional damage.   Continue reading “Feds ‘covered up’ Chinese hack on US weather systems”

Columbus Day

Columbus Day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906, and became a federal holiday in the United States in 1937, though people have celebrated Columbus’s voyage since the colonial period. In 1792, New York City and other U.S. cities celebrated the 300th anniversary of his landing in the New World. President Benjamin Harrison called upon the people of the United States to celebrate Columbus Day on the 400th anniversary of the event. During the four hundredth anniversary in 1892, teachers, preachers, poets and politicians used Columbus Day rituals to teach ideals of patriotism. These patriotic rituals were framed around themes such as support for war, citizenship boundaries, the importance of loyalty to the nation, and celebrating social progress.   Continue reading “Today is Columbus Day, International Skeptics Day, the Navy’s Birthday, as well as English Language Day.”

Tornado touch down near Rattlesnake Mt.KHQ 6 News – by Luke Thoburn

 RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAIN, Wash.- The National Weather Service confirmed that a short-lived, weak tornado hit near Rattlesnake Mountain about 6:30pm Wednesday evening. Rattlesnake Mountain is near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

The tornado had wind speeds estimated from 70 to 80 miles per hour and last just a few minutes. It did not do any damage.   Continue reading “Tornadoes touch down near Hanford Nuclear Reservation.”

While doing some office cleaning, I came across lots of notes. A lot!

Awhile back, I guessing Jan., I watched a video (probably from here(FTTWR)). This video talked about the “excepted vernacular” of “the populous “at large””.  iN THOSE Notes certen items where listed as “beneficial to prosperity” within ‘ones desire to dominate. ‘

The ones that stick to me are as follows:   Continue reading “Are you a Zombie?”

dan_ar_stockGuns Save Lives – by Dan Cannon

You know what I’m doing in that photo? Having a lot of fun. Late last night, an open letter was posted by a Duncan Black (I’ll assume it’s the liberal blogger who wrote the letter and not the male pornstar by the same name who apparently has a better SEO guy than the writer) was posted to The Daily Record. The title of the letter – Guns Aren’t Supposed to Be Fun.

It’s been a while since I broke down and replied to an anti-gun opinion piece, so let’s do just that, shall we?   Continue reading “Letter From Anti-Gunner: “Guns Aren’t Supposed to Be Fun””

A Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet (AFP Photo / Dibyangshu Sarkar)This is what I did in the Navy. Now going black budget. Nice.

RT News

Hoping to nudge Congress into providing some extra cash in its 2015 budget, the US Navy is looking to put 22 Boeing electronic attack jets onto a list of “unfunded priorities” and send it to lawmakers.   Continue reading “Navy puts electronic attack jets on ‘unfunded’ list”

Everyday I check the weather. Its fun to me. I check the earthquake maps. I check the radar maps. I check the radiation maps. I check the space weather sites. I check ocean currents and wind conditions. Yes FTTWR is one of my ‘weather’ sites as well. From underground to outer space I like to monitor what is happening.

I recently came across a new site(to me) called nullschool.net . In my opinion this is one of the best real time weather map sites I’ve ever found and I want to share it with everyone at FTTWR.    Continue reading “Real Time Weather Map”

If only American politics looked like Turkey. Id love seeing bEoner or paloosy get a broken nose while debating policy

BBC News

Turkish MPs have approved controversial plans to reform the country’s top judicial body, amid a brawl which left one opposition MP with a broken nose.

The government wants the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors – the HSYK – to come under justice ministry control.   Continue reading “Turkish MPs pass judicial reforms amid brawl”

New Straits Times

CAIRO : Deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was Sunday facing charges of espionage and carrying out “terror attacks” in Egypt, as a third trial against him was due to get under way.

The latest court case is part of a relentless government crackdown  targeting Morsi and his Islamist supporters since he was ousted by the military  on July 3.     Continue reading “Morsi faces spying charges as third trial to begin”

Bloomberg – by David Brin

As if you didn’t already have enough to be nervous about, here’s something creepy to ponder as the new year opens.

This what-if isn’t technological, social, political or even science-fictional. Rather, it’s a bit of wholly unscientific, superstitious pattern-recognition. The last two centuries (and possibly more) didn’t “start” at their official point, the turning of a calendar from 00 to 01. That wasn’t when they began in essence, nor when they first bent the arc of history.   Continue reading “What If the 21st Century Begins in 2014?”