Please take note of the Asian gentleman, Anderson. That is me doing what I do…
At some point , Facebook and the stupidity it brings out gets to be overwhelming to me.
People cutting and pasting the same fucking thing over and over and over again. It’s like you have no ability to have a singular thought or compose a post that is original and in your own words. You see a post, think its “cool” or maybe even expresses your viewpoint and rather that craft up something in your own words, your lazy ass just cuts and pastes it to your time line.
And since we probably share friends on Facebook, our mutual friends see it and do the same thing. Here are the lead ins to the most recent “rash” of total bullshit and my thoughts on the posts.
Thanks for the tips to bypass FB…it WORKS!! I have a whole new news feed. I’m seeing posts from people I haven’t seen in years.– If you posted this you are a mental midget and probably wear velcro closures on your tennis shoes, and can probably barely wipe your own ass.
My house is a safe zone. Coffee can be on – Yeah I get it. Making yourself available to those who may need it. I’ve got news for you. Walk up to my door at 2AM, unannounced, and you may get a first hand lesson in what “castle doctrine” really means. If you need me. Call. Text. Whatever. Don’t show up at my front door uninvited. Those of you that know me well enough where this applies know how to get in touch with me.
My cousin just called and asked if I would loan her $300.00 to help – It’s only moderately funny once.
Please copy and paste this to your status – This, without me reading further gets hidden. I don’t care. Not going to read it. Yes, I’ve lost people to cancer, heart disease, leukemia, suicide and just about every other ailment we know of. Even some we don’t. Copying and pasting it to your Facebook status accomplishes absolutely nothing.
I’m not mentioning names, but I’m gonna – I don’t even know what the rest of this stupidity was it’s been blocked so long on my feed.
On the right is an image of some of the stuff I have blocked.
In some cases, some of you post so much stupid shit I just un-followed you. We’re still “Facebook Friends” but I see absolutely NOTHING you post because what you post is so fucking stupid it hurts.
If this hurts your feelings… well quite frankly I don’t care.
Frequently, I get asked what is in my GTFH Bags. My “Get The Fuck Home” bags.
First, GTFH bags are small bags designed to get me from where I am home. It may be a small bag about the size of a fanny pack or might be as large as a 3 day assault pack. Which one is with me depends on how far from home I am and intend to be.
So I thought I would build a list of things that you should consider for your GTFH bag and where possible, I will include links to those products at Amazon.
First. The bags.
Small bag. I use one that is a little larger than a fanny pack. This bag is what I carry in the vehicle most of the time. It contains enough supplies and essentials to get me home, if walking from just about anywhere I would go on a daily basis.
My preferred day bag is the Condor Deployment Bag. I have two of them. One for me and one for Tracie. Mine is almost 10 years old and while faded from the sun (in my topless Jeep) still sturdy and strong. This bag stays in the cars. It has just enough “stuff” in it to get us home from any local jaunts we may be on.
The larger, bags we have are a little more equipped and provide longer sustainability. I like the London Bridge Trading LBT-1476A. There are several models available including ones without the MOLLE front. It has enough room to carry 3 days worth of supplies as well as small shelters and self defense items.
There are a few areas that you should never skimp or take shortcuts on when creating your bag. The bag itself is absolutely one of them. The other items that fall into this category are tools. Knives, multi-tools, hatchets and the like.
I will list the items below that are always in my bags. Always. Seasons will dictate other items that get put in and taken out as needed and dictated by the time of year. For example, cold weather requires some additional items, hot weather fewer and different.
The must haves, and the items I personally use I will provide links to purchase them if possible.
Also, the small bag does not have ALL of this stuff in it obviously but some variation on a smaller scale.
Fixed Blade Knife – I love the MoraKniv fixed blade knife. It is strong, reliable and inexpensive. Buy several. No need to spend hundreds of dollars on a knife. I have never had one of these fail and I have used them extensively when camping and other circumstances. They come out of the package sharp and take an edge well when sharpening them.
Multi-Tool – This particular one is a small, compact, inexpensive multi-tool that doesn’t replicate your edged tools. There are several brands out there. Gerber and Leatherman are the two most notable. Buy quality though.
Hatchet – This is my personal favorite. It’s not “tactical” and not a “tomahawk”. It is a wood cutting and chopping tool. A little pricey, however to put it in perspective, I have my dad’s Estwing. I remember using it when I was 8 years old. That would be 50 years ago. Still going strong. Dependable. Sharp.
Hat(s) Summer/Winter depending on season
Gloves (leather or work)
Nalgene bottle WIDE MOUTH
Shemagh – This isn’t to look cool. Use it to PREFILTER dirty water
Brita Water Bottle – Filters for taste only.
Pot for boiling
Tarp, at least 5 x 7 feet (Harbor Freight, Tractor Supply)
Mylar “Space” Blankets (several)
Couple hundred feet of cordage (bank line (my preferred) or paracord)
Folding Knife – good quality. I like the CRKT M21-04G
Insect Bite Stick
Insect Repellent – I prefer the towelettes as they are easier to pack.
Hand / Face Towelettes
Sanitary Wet Wipes
Flashlight that takes common batteries (I like NEBO Brand)
Folding wood/pruning saw.
Other general items…
First Aid stuff – include ibuprofen, acetaminophen, anti-diarrheal
Finger nail clippers
Small lengths of electrical wire
Fire Starting Kit (Bic lighter, fat wood, jute twine, wax soaked cotton balls)
Small fishing hooks, small spool of fishing line
Socks, change of clothing
Writing pad/book (moleskine) and pen.
Paper map that covers the areas you may be in ( I keep SE US, Ga, Sc, Tn, Nc, Fl, Al)
Good Old Fashion Compass – If you don’t know how to use it LEARN.
Solar phone charger
Poncho / Rain protection
This is always a fun topic. I like Mountain House foods. They are available in a multitude of serving sizes. I keep three days worth of rations in my big bag per person. You can buy small packages at Walmart and other stores. Dick’s, Academy, Cabela’s all have them at a substantially higher price. You can also buy military MREs. Not my favorite but in a gotta eat situation they work.
For my “day” back I keep Cliff Bars. Be sure to rotate them out as they expire.
If you have any questions, please feel free to CONTACT ME.
Here’s a video of an older version of my GTFH bag. It has changed, morphed, been added to and taken from over the years.
I also have firearms and a variety of quantities of ammunition with me at all times. Nuff said.
There is no right or wrong. Think about what you may need for a period of time and fill your bag accordingly. This is not a definitive guide. Its just that. A guide. Hope it helps though!
We wanted to update you about an upcoming change Facebook is introducing to their platform, and which affects how you may share posts from your Jetpack-connected website to your Facebook account.
Starting August 1, 2018, third-party tools can no longer share posts automatically to Facebook Profiles. This includes Publicize, the Jetpack tool that connects your site to major social media platforms (like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook).
Will this affect your ability to share content on Facebook? It depends. If you’ve connected a Facebook Profile to your site, then yes: Publicize will no longer be able to share your posts to Facebook. On the other hand, nothing will change if you keep a Facebook Page connected to your site — all your content should still appear directly on Facebook via Publicize. (Not sure what the difference is between a Page and a Profile? Here’s Facebook’s explanation.) You can review and change your social sharing settings by heading to My Site(s) → Sharing.
If you’ve previously used Publicize to connect a Facebook Profile to your website and still want your Facebook followers to see your posts, you have two options. First, you could go the manual route: once you publish a new post, copy its URL and share the link in a new Facebook post. The other option is to convert your Facebook Profile to a Page. This might not be the right solution for everyone, but it’s something to consider if your website focuses on your business, organization, or brand.
While Facebook says it is introducing this change to improve their platform and prevent the misuse of personal profiles, we believe that eliminating cross-posting from WordPress is another step back in Facebook’s support of the open web, especially since it affects people’s ability to interact with their network (unless they’re willing to pay for visibility) We know that this might cause a disruption in the way you and your Facebook followers interact, and if you’d like to share your concerns with Facebook, we urge you to head to their Help Community to speak out.
You know, sometimes the most brilliant ideas (or what seem to be) turn bad real fast. I experienced that this morning. What seemed like a great idea in my mind, almost turned into a disaster of epic proportions.
2 Years ago, Tracie and I bought this little patio gazebo. Set it up and it has been absolutely wonderful. The only time we have taken it down was during the threat of a couple of hurricanes.
The metal frame weighs about 100 pounds or so and the canopy top another 20 I would guess. Pretty thick canvas. Why I mention this will become evident as you continue reading.
Well like any cloth that is exposed to the sun for 2 years straight, the UV rays finally got to it and it ripped. It’s brittle and the wind is basically shredding it.
So in my mind I don’t want to buy another one. I search for a replacement top. The replacement is about what we paid for the entire thing. Which shouldn’t surprise me but did annoy me.
Here’s where the brilliant idea comes in. I have an old Vietnam Era parachute in the attic. It’s HUGE and will easily cover the top of the 10×10 frame of the gazebo. Why not use this?
So bright and early this morning I am digging around in the attic and find the parachute. I open it up in the backyard and find the center point, ball it up and throw it over the top of the gazebo to start test fitting it.
I spread it out and tied off four corners and then sat down in the shade (it’s already hot out) to contemplate how to best make a round parachute fit a square gazebo frame and still look decent.
As I was sitting there, watching the dogs run around the backyard, looking at the garden, swatting flies, a nice breeze picked up and blew into the shady area I was sitting in. Underneath my newly installed parachute canopy. I’ll let that sink in.
As the entire gazebo took flight and lifted about 2 – 3 feet off the ground I realized the error in my plan.
I had two bags of potting mix on the ground and I quickly grabbed one and threw it on the corner of the gazebo frame closest to me. Grabbed the other one and ran across the patio and threw it on the other frame leg, averting complete lift off of the entire apparatus. I the began quickly untying the parachute from the frame.
I managed to get it released, and then twisted the parachute up on the frame and sat down. To contemplate “what could have happened” and the potential coverage by local news stations.
Not my most brilliant moment.
Your last name stays put.
The garage is all yours.
Wedding plans take care of themselves.
You can never be pregnant.
Chocolate is just another snack.
You can open all your own jars.
You can play with toys all your life.
You don’t have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.
Car mechanics tell you the truth.
Your underwear is $9.95 for a three-pack.
You never have strap problems in public.
People never stare at your chest when you’re talking to them.
New shoes don’t cut, blister, or mangle your feet.
You can ‘do’ your nails with a pocket knife.
Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.
You! are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.
Everything on your face stays its original color.
You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.
You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.