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Brian

MTD / TroyBilt Mulch Kit Fiasco

Ok so I bought a new riding mower, a 2015 Troy Bilt Bronco (By MTD). I purchased the mulch kit detailed in the manual and online. The kit DOES NOT FIT not even a little. After an hour on the phone and lots of other research I have found the correct kit. Several MTD 42″ […]

Tornado Checklist

I grew up in Washington, Illinois. In November of 2013 a huge tornado devastated a large part of my hometown. In the days and weeks following the tornado I talked with some survivors and modified my tornado preparedness plans. Tomorrow 27 April 2014 Washington will again be under severe risk for tornadoes. Hopefully these tips […]

Getting Started With Ham Radio

A few months ago I got my Ham Radio License, since then I have had several people ask for advice on getting their licence so here goes.  This is kind of train of thought theater so hopefully I get it somewhat organized in a decent fashion.  There are 3 levels of license: Technician, General, and […]

How to deal with an Active Shooter situation

In light of the recent incident in Colorado the following documents put out by the Department of Homeland Security are a good read. They discuss what you should do if you find yourself in the middle of an active shooter situation (also a bomb threat). Check them out they are quick reads and good info. […]

Episode 73 – Landlording

So after a hiatus I got off my lazy butt, this is the first of two episodes I recorded last night. Fun and Profit through landlording! We discuss some points to help make your future landlording experience a bit more pleasant and profitable. OH! I almost forgot to put the podcast RIGHT BELOW 

Speaking of profitable you know what helps […]

Some New You Tube Videos

I made a couple of You Tube videos today. First one is a quick fix for VW New Beetle Air Conditioning fuse problems here http://youtu.be/I9NJueJJCtY And the second one is how I built a couple of target stands (and how you can too) for less than $10 each here http://youtu.be/KKAfTdWg-8g Check them out and let me know […]

Episode 72 – A Followup on the previous home defense episode

So I was reading a blog post from Cheaper than Dirt Read it here first. I’m not going to spoil it by letting you know what I think here, check it out in the podcast below (This article will get someone killed) Oops let it slip. Check out my full opinion in the podcast, it’s […]

Episode 71 – How to change a tire

Ever gotten a flat and needed to change a tire? Well you can try “Fix a Flat” or something like it but that doesn’t always work, this is a skill you need to know. Sometimes AAA (aka Triple A) may take hours to arrive. First perhaps you should check out our sponsor BUBWEB.COM – Website hosting starting […]

Episode 70 – Home Defense Weapons

So Home Defense, something we have talked about several times, this time I mention some alternatives but we really look at the firearms options. Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle?  Which should we choose, which is best for me and is that what is right for the wife? Much of this was prompted by watching a couple of […]

Episode #69 – Ham Radio

So listen I just watched the Mad Men season premier so I’m about 4 Vodka Gimlets into the evening.  Oh and Joan’s mom is a B***.  Anywhoo I recorded this only 2-3 beers in last week so it should be OK. So in this episode I discuss Ham radio and it can help us… let’s […]