Friday, June 22, 2018

Propane/Natural Gas Conversion Honda EU2000i & Eu2200i

As most of you know, I own and love my Honda 2000i generator. Lately, I’ve been hearing some chatter about a Propane Conversion kits for the Honda. A reader, Bob from Nevada, and I exchanged some e-mails about the conversion. I went to the manufacturer's website and was pleased with their conversion kit. I especially liked how fast it is to convert from propane back to gasoline, it only takes a few seconds to do, see the video below.

For those of you wanting a Propane, Natural Gas or Gasoline generator their kits at around $260.00 looks like the answer, especially if you heat with propane and have a large amount of propane on hand to tap into.

Thanks Bob, for bringing this company to my attention! Below are some of Bob’s hands-on experience e-mail:

Bob, from Nevada here.

“I ordered a Hutch Mtn. conversion kit. After a cut finger, much cussing, and about 2 hours, I got the thing installed. (Shipping from their company was very fast). All I can say is that it works - no propane smell or other problems that I'm aware of..

I do like the convenience of propane, especially since I'm clumsy and old, and tend to spill gas over everything - especially with these damned vent-less cans. 

Can't say if it's a viable alternative to gasoline, but as you say, availability and storage are the determining factors. Like you, I treat my stored gas, and after a year or so, dump it into my van and then refill the cans with fresh gas and preservative.

It may be an option for some of your readers, assuming they have all the facts. I'm in my mid-seventies, not particularly skilled with mechanical things, but I do have a few basic tools and can read and understand directions.

Anyway, thought you might be interested in my propane conversion experience. It's not for everyone, but might be a good option for some. One other thing to consider, I'm real fond of my little Honda generator, but I'm sure their excellent warranty is now void due to the propane modification.”

Bob, from Nevada)

Source to Purchase link:

Demonstration Video:

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

God Will Provide

A young woman brought her fiancé home to meet her parents. 

After dinner, her mother told the girl's father to find out about the young man.

The father invited the fiancé to his study for a talk.

"So, what are your plans?" the father asked the young man.

"I am a biblical scholar," he replied.

"A biblical scholar, hmmm?" the father said. "Admirable, but what will you
do to provide a nice house for my daughter to live in?"

"I will study," the young man replied, "and God will provide for us."

"And how will you buy her a beautiful engagement ring, such as she
deserves?" asked the father.

"I will concentrate on my studies," the young man replied, "God will provide
for us."

"And children?" asked the father. "How will you support children?"

"Don't worry, sir, God will provide," replied the fiancé.

The conversation proceeded like this...and each time the father questioned,
the young idealist insisted that God would provide.

Later, the mother asked, "How did your talk go, honey?"

The father answered, "another Democrat, he has no job, he has no plans, and he thinks I'm


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Prepper's Survival Retreats

I purchased and read this book in early April 2018, but neglected to add it to my topics list of Books, Videos, and DVDs. So here it is.

My review of this book is there is something for everyone inside whether new to Prepping or just about ready to purchase property for a retreat or homestead. It is a good book with current information. Used as a reference book it could keep you from overlooking important retreat buying elements that may make your land or home purchase turn out to be a disaster. Well worth the $10.00

Prepper's Survival Retreats

Your Strategic Relocation Plan for an Uncertain Future

Amazon Notes:


The big question for a lot of preppers is simply, “Where do we go?” There are a variety of options available, so how do you know what’s best for you and your family? In this book, you’ll learn how to break down the task of strategic relocation into a manageable plan of action, including:

• Picking a Geographical Location
• Area Reconnaissance and Intel Gathering
• Home/Land Buying Basics
• Off-Grid Options
• Home Fortifications
• Building a Retreat for Your Group/Community

About the Author
Charley Hogwood is the chief instructor at Personal Readiness Education Programs (PREP). With over 15 years of experience in the US Army and Florida National Guard, Charley has devoted his life to disaster and emergency preparedness. He holds a certificate in Emergency Management and has 49 FEMA certificates with 100s of hours of training and instruction in disaster readiness, business contingency and continuity planning, emergency operations policies and procedures, mass prophylaxis planning, nuclear WMD responder operations, rapid disaster impact assessment, volunteer management and more. He is also a speaker presenting on emergency management topics such as hurricane preparedness.

$10.00 currently.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Civil War - Some will agree, some not so much

A few days ago Jack Minzey sent what was to be the final chapter in the long line of books and treatises which he had written.

Jack passed away last 8 April 2018.

Professionally, Jack was head of the Department of Education at Eastern Michigan University as well as a prolific author of numerous books, most of which were on the topic of Education and the Government role therein.

This is the last of his works:

Civil War

How do civil wars happen?

Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can't settle the question through elections because they don't even agree that elections are how you decide who's in charge.  That's the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.

The Mueller investigation is about removing President Trump from office and overturning the results of an election. We all know that. But it's not the first time they've done this. The first time a Republican president was elected this century, they said he didn't really win. The Supreme Court gave him the election. There's a pattern here.

What do sure odds of the Democrats rejecting the next Republican president really mean? It means they don't accept the results of any election that they don't win. It means they don't believe that transfers of power in this country are determined by elections.

That's a civil war.
There's no shooting. At least not unless you count the attempt to kill a bunch of Republicans at a charity baseball game practice. But the Democrats have rejected our system of government.

This isn't dissent. It's not disagreement. You can hate the other party. You can think they're the worst thing that ever happened to the country. But then you work harder to win the next election. When you consistently reject the results of elections that you don't win, what you want is a dictatorship.

Your very own dictatorship.
The only legitimate exercise of power in this country, according to Democrats, is its own. Whenever Republicans exercise power, it's inherently illegitimate. The Democrats lost Congress. They lost the White House. So what did they do? They began trying to run the country through Federal judges and bureaucrats. Every time that a Federal judge issues an order saying that the President of the United States can't scratch his own back without his say so, that's the civil war.

Our system of government is based on the constitution, but that's not the system that runs this country. The Democrat's system is that any part of government that it runs gets total and unlimited power over the country.

If the Democrats are in the White House, then the president can do anything. And I mean anything. He can have his own amnesty for illegal aliens. He can fine you for not having health insurance. His power is unlimited. He's a dictator.

But when Republicans get into the White House, suddenly the President can't do anything. He isn't even allowed to undo the illegal alien amnesty that his predecessor illegally invented. A Democrat in the White House has 'discretion' to completely decide every aspect of immigration policy. A Republican doesn't even have the 'discretion' to reverse him. That's how the game is played That's how our country is run. Sad but true, although the left hasn't yet won that particular fight.

When a Democrat is in the White House, states aren't even allowed to enforce immigration law. But when a Republican is in the White House, states can create their own immigration laws. Under Obama, a state wasn't allowed to go to the bathroom without asking permission. But under Trump, Jerry Brown can go around saying that California is an independent republic and sign treaties with other countries.

The Constitution has something to say about that.

Whether it's Federal or State, Executive, Legislative or Judiciary, the left moves power around to run the country. If it controls an institution, then that institution is suddenly the supreme power in the land. This is what I call a moving dictatorship.

Donald Trump has caused the Shadow Government to come out of hiding: Professional government is a guild. Like medieval guilds. You can't serve in if you're not a member. If you haven't been indoctrinated into its arcane rituals. If you aren't in the club. And Trump isn't in the club. He brought in a bunch of people who aren't in the club with him.

Now we're seeing what the pros do when amateurs try to walk in on them. They spy on them, they investigate them and they send them to jail. They use the tools of power to bring them down.

That's not a free country.
It's not a free country when FBI agents who support Hillary take out an 'insurance policy' against Trump winning the election. It's not a free country when Obama officials engage in massive unmasking of the opposition. It's not a free country when the media responds to the other guy winning by trying to ban the conservative media that supported him from social media. It's not a free country when all of the above collude together to overturn an election because the guy who wasn't supposed to win did.

Have no doubt, we're in a civil war between conservative volunteer government and a leftist Democrat professional government.

Friday, June 15, 2018


Leigh has a new book just out! If you have or are planning on having livestock, Leigh's hands-on experience and knowledge are priceless, especially at such a low cost. She also has a blog, that I feature in my sidebar because of the knowledge she has packed into her blog. Check it out!

Preppers Livestock Handbook by Leigh Tate

Livestock care from a preparedness point of view.

You will learn: which livestock is best suited to preparedness, options for shelter and fencing, how to establish and maintain good pasture, how to grow and store hay, strategies for feeding your farm animals without going to the feed store, options for breeding, birthing, veterinary care, and sustainable dairying. Also, pitfalls to avoid and how to keep things manageable. If the grid ever fails, you will know how to preserve and store eggs, dairy foods, and meat without electricity. The Preppers Livestock Handbook focuses on simple, low-tech, off-grid methods for managing your land and your livestock. 

Covers cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits, and poultry (chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, and guinea fowl).


Chapter 1   First Things First
Chapter 2   Best Breeds for Self-Reliance
Chapter 3   Barns, Shelters, and Fencing
Chapter 4   Forage and Feed
Chapter 5   Breeding and Pregnancy
Chapter 6   Blessed Events: Birthing and Hatching
Chapter 7   Eggs, Milk, and Meat
Chapter 8   Keeping Them Healthy
Chapter 9    Keeping Them Safe
Chapter 10  Keeping Things Manageable
Conclusion: If SHTF 


At-a-glance charts and lists for:
  • Livestock overviews (sizes, expected production, acreage needed, natural and productive life spans, example breeds)
  • Grasses, legumes, and forbs (annuals, perennials, warm and cool season examples)
  • Hay Feeding Needs
  • Homegrown and foraged feeds
  • Natural vitamin and mineral sources
  • Gestation times for livestock
  • Labor times and number of offspring
  • Incubation times for various poultry
  • Homemade feeds for hatchlings
  • Supply lists (birthing, hatching, milking, routine and emergency care)
  • Alternative de-wormers and medications
  • How to know when you need a vet
  • Normal range of vital signs
  • Common livestock predators (includes signs of attack)
  • and more
Extensive resources

Paperback and eBook
6 x 9 inches, 192 pages
ISBN-13: 9781612437958 

List price: $15.95 (paperback)

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