Bartering idea: When I was divorced 20 years ago I lived in the country but bought my supplements and special foods that I needed for my health problems from a food coop 45 miles away in the nearest city. There was a honey farm about 5 miles from where I lived so I made arrangements with the food coop to haul their locally harvested honey stock from the honey farm to the coop in exchange for my membership to the coop. I did many little things like that to survive in the country in those days. I shared a ride everyday to work with 2 other neighbors who also worked in the city.
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So if you think this is a good idea, get your licences for weapons: holding/ carrying and to purchase logistics support, as required and to do this right, lots of time @ the gun range. Rally up! Donít forget that at any rally in any state you can apply for restircted weapons to carry i.e. Gurka throwing knife 3' 6? long, but I donít know if it is allowed to be sharpened and it also comes w/ 2 x temple daggers used in the movie Mid Night Express when buddy got stabbed in the ass.
To protect yourself Pepper/ Bear / Hair (eyes only), use a lighter to light up the night (hair spray) if you have no other option. These sprays work wonders on unruly individuals and really good at crowd control but that is another story, just ensure you check the local state laws if itíd ok to have, ignorance is not an excusse in a court of law.
Gun/ Pepper Spray/ Taser/ Safety Whistle/ Self Defense
PEPPER SPRAY RING
no reaching to find the pepper spray, itís right there on your finger:
Turkey First get the size Turkey you will need , then make sure it is thawed and has a little white thermometer sticking out of it (some don't have one , make sure yours does ), and get a "Browning Bag" (sold where they sell Turkeys at the store - ask someone if you can't find it Remove the sack of 'innards ' from the hole in the Turkey . Cut up and onion in large chunks and stuff that in the hole (butthole not neck hole) Add a couple of tablespoons of butter and minced garlic (powdered if you don t have minced) Next rub the Turkey all over with butter . Place the Turkey in the browning bag and turn oven on 375. When the Thermometer pokes out (red) the Turkey is done . The Browning bag allows the Turkey to brown and self baste all at the same time , and then everyone thinks you are a wonderful cook ! Even if you don't have a thermometer in your Turkey , just wait until it is dark golden brown.