Look beyond what you believe, you may find a greater truth. Selous Scout
That which does not kill you, leaves you battered, bruised and bloody!... Selous Scout
Traitor's should be punished, not re-elected... Selous Scout
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government... Thomas Jefferson
"To all you Liberals: If we were as scary as you think we are, you would all be dead by now. Some of us are scarier than you can imagine, and we are everywhere! We are inside your head! We are your worst nightmare. Be afraid! Be very afraid!"
It's not lying, it's socialistic proselytizing
"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet." -- General James Mattis
"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." -- George Washington
"To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson
I thought it was about time to throw this out there as it may come in handy when your food storage recipes come up short on some needed ingredients. I am sure there are many more out there. If you have a favorite, let's hear it!
by P. Kendall 1 (4/08)
Quick Facts... It is sometimes more convenient to substitute an ingredient than it is to go out and purchase the necessary ingredient. When substituting ingredients, take into account the differences in taste, moisture content, texture and weight. When substituting for sugar and flour, consider the differences in sweetening and thickening power. Understand the physical and chemical properties of all ingredients. Measuring accurately will help avoid disappointment.
How many times have you been ready to cook and found you were out of a certain ingredient? Sometimes it is inconvenient to run out and purchase the necessary ingredient -- it's easier to use a similar product as a replacement. There are, however, several factors to consider when substituting ingredients. Take into account differences in flavor, moisture, texture and weight.
Substitutions with an acid factor, such as molasses, need to be neutralized to avoid changes in the flavor and texture of the product. Differences in sweetening and thickening power need consideration in sugar and flour substitutions. To help avoid disappointments when substituting ingredients, understand the physical and chemical properties of all ingredients. Measure accurately.
Table 1 gives substitutes that may be used to get a finished product similar to the original. The following abbreviations are used:
tsp = teaspoon
Tbsp = tablespoon
oz = ounce
lb = pound
Table 1: Ingredient equivalents.
1/2 tsp cinnamon plus
1/2 tsp ground cloves.
cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, and 1/8 tsp cardamom.
Arrowroot, as thickener
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour.
tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp cream of tartar and 1/4 tsp cornstarch;
1/4 tsp baking
soda plus 5/8 tsp cream of tartar;
tsp baking soda plus 1/2 cup buttermilk, sour milk or yogurt (decrease liquid
in recipe by 1/2 cup);
tsp baking soda, 1/2 Tbsp vinegar or lemon juice plus sweet milk to make 1/2
cup (decrease liquid in recipe by 1/2 cup);
tsp baking soda plus 1/4 cup molasses (decrease liquid in recipe by 1-2
1 1/2 tsp phosphate
or tartrate baking powder.
whole bay leaf.
tsp brandy extract plus enough water or liquid called for in recipe to make
cup cracker crumbs;
cup rolled oats;
beef or chicken
bouillon cube, 1 tsp (1 envelope) powdered broth base or 1 tsp instant
granules dissolved in 1 cup water.
7/8 to 1 cup
hydrogenated shortening plus 1/2 tsp salt;
7/8 cup lard plus 1/2 tsp salt;
7/8 cup oil plus 1/2 tsp salt.
cup tomato sauce plus 1/2 cup sugar and 2 Tbsp vinegar (for use in
cup tomato sauce, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 Tbsp vinegar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, and
dash of ground cloves and allspice.
1 Tbsp green onion tops,
3 Tbsp cocoa plus 1 Tbsp
butter or fat;
3 Tbsp carob powder plus 2
1 oz unsweetened
chocolate plus 4 tsp sugar.
Chocolate chips, semisweet,
6 oz pkg
squares (2 oz) unsweetened chocolate, 2 Tbsp shortening and 1/2 cup sugar
melted (2/3 cup).
1 1/2 tbsp fresh coconut,
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour;
Tbsp granular tapioca;
cup granulated sugar plus 1/4 cup water or other liquid called for in
cup dry bread crumbs.
& half (10-12% fat)
1 1/2 Tbsp butter plus 7/8 cup
1/2 cup coffee cream plus
1/2 cup milk;
1 cup evaporated milk,
3 Tbsp butter plus 7/8 cup
cup butter plus 3/4 cup milk (for baking only, will not whip).
7/8 cup buttermilk or sour
1/8 cup powdered nonfat dry milk, 1/2 cup warm water and 1 Tbsp vinegar
(mixture will thicken in refrigerator in a few hours);
cup evaporated milk plus 1 Tbsp vinegar (allow to stand 5 minutes before
cup buttermilk, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, and 1 cup smooth cottage cheese blended
cup milk, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, and 2 Tbsp butter or margarine.
cup chilled evaporated milk plus 1/2 tsp lemon juice, whipped until
Time marches on, and so do innovations of technology. The SHOT show is one of those gatherings of goodness for those who love firearms. Unfortunately I was not in attendance, but many who were posted videos online allowing us some idea of what was there.
One of those innovations is the Archangel Mosin-Nagant stock.
Now that is nice! I look forward to reading some reviews on it once it is released for sale.
It seems that I overlooked the bolt when discussing modifications to install a scope. eBay yields up several bolt bending services which will benefit you even if you do not add a scope, both moving the bolt closer in proximity to the stock and adding leverage by lengthening the bolt handle.
In addition to having your bolt modified, you can also have a "Safety Ring" added which will allow you to more easily engage the cumbersome safety should you choose not to go with a Timney Trigger. All this work can be done for $38.00!!!!
Here is the listing.
Here is a YouTube video showcasing some of his work.
Now while searching on eBay for "Stuff", I came across this new scope mount. It is so new that it has no catchy name given to it yet. It replaces the rear sight base and affords 8 mounting locations. It is a Weaver style with a machined in non-adjustable open sight for 100 yards. Compared to it's competition, it seems reasonably priced at $45.00 including shipping.
Now, since we have mentioned modifying the safety, lets look at the other option which I readily found. It is much more expensive, but it is not a permanent mod. I am talking about the Brass Stacker Cocking Knob Safety Pull Ring. At $48.00 it is a much more expensive option than the eBay offering, but I like its design better. It comes in black or polished finish.
I am glad to see all these new products for the Mosin, helping these inexpensive war-horses live yet a longer life amongst the appreciative Gun owners of America.