YouTuber Loses Leg While Shooting Lawnmower Full of Explosives [VIDEO]

A Georgia man lost his left leg below the knee while trying to make a YouTube video shooting a lawnmower full of the explosive compound Tannerite.

“We get a lot of calls about Tannerite. It can be extremely dangerous if it is not used correctly,” Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman said.

The video shows 32-year-old David Pressley shooting an AR-15 at the lawn mower for 30 seconds, getting off more than 20 shots and moving closer as it fails to explode.

By the final shot, Pressley was just 40 feet away from the lawnmower. When the bullet struck the Tannerite, the lawnmower explodes in a cloud, with shrapnel flying everywhere.

“I blew my leg off! Oh, [expletive]!” Pressley can be heard saying.

That’s when what’s happened hits the amateur cameraman: “Aw, [expletive]!”

“Call an ambulance! Call an ambulance!” a voice is heard yelling. The video ends.

blown lawn mower

Two of Pressley’s friends improvised a tourniquet around his leg, helped him to the front seat of a vehicle, and drove him to a nearby road. That’s where EMS met the group and began treating Pressley. “EMS advised David was missing his left leg below the knee,” the report notes.

He is now recovering in the hospital. And his video? It’s now public domain as police evidence.

All Natural Raspberry Jam

Now I love my jam, and we have made some weird ones over the years. Rest assured this is not one of them!

We created this jam in under 5 minutes, its 100% all natural, and we only used THREE ingredients. The secret ingredient in the secret sauce is chia seeds! Thats right, chia seeds like the chia plant from the 80s!

Chia Seed Info: They are chalked full of fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, and more! They are also considered a great source of plant based protein. Best part, they help prevent sugar spikes! You can find them in any grocery store and they are relatively inexpensive since you don’t need much.

Back to the good stuff!

You will need: 

2 cups raspberry (if using frozen, defrost first)

2 tablespoons chia seeds

2 tablespoons warm water

2-4 tablespoons honey (preferably raw)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

Jars of Raspberry JamAdd all ingredients (start with 2 tablespoons of the honey) to a blender or food processor, and pulse until the it is the texture you prefer.  I don’t like it too chunky, but you may leave it that way if that’s how you like it.  Taste and add more honey if you would like a sweeter jam.  I like mine on the sweet side! Raspberry tends to be a tart berry sometimes, so may need to add more honey than I do. Transfer the mixture to a container with a lid (I used a mason jar) and allow to set in the fridge, about an hour.



Break out some fresh bread or toast and Enjoy!  



Self Reliance Expo Gives Out 100 FREE Berkey Filters!

2015-08-22 08.55.25The Self Reliance Expo came to Denver, Colorado this past weekend. It was a one day only show but packed a punch! Never before have they given out 100 Sport Berkey’s to the crowd! It was $10 to get in but the Berkey was worth $37! Not a bad deal.

Also to step up was Survival Frog. They gave away ONE THOUSAND bags and paracord survival grenades. This made entry into the expo virtually free.

Although the doors opened at 9AM the crowd (pictured) started forming at 7AM. This picture was taken around 8AM. So you have to get there early to get the prizes!

In case you are unfamiliar with the Self Reliance Expo, its the largest SRE in the nation. They focus on food and water storage, water filtration and EDUCATION! There are tons of classes! They have 3 different stages going, and new presenters on each stage every hour. You can learn suturing with Doom and Bloom, Perimeter Security with Charlie Hogwood,  aquaponics, permaculture, raising chickens, marksmanship training with Project Appleseed, and much more!

You can see lots of videos of past expos here: Self Reliance VIRTUAL Expo


Chris Kyle-Heartwarming Aftermath Of A Great Man

We have been asked to share this story. Ive had the opportunity to have dinner with Taya and many SEAL team members. It was a huge honor and humbling experience to be in a room full of so many brave men and women. For that I share the following store. RIP Chris Kyle, never forgotten! Honor him by reading the whole article please….



Chris-KyleThis is a story apparently from a wife of one of the Navy Seals in attendance… it makes interesting, disturbing, but hardly surprising reading.

Chris Kyle became the armed services number #1 sniper of all time.

Not something he was happy about, other than the
fact that in so doing, he saved a lot of American lives.

Three years ago, his wife Taya asked him to leave the SEAL teams because he had a huge bounty on his head by Al Qaeda.

He did and wrote the book “The American Sniper.”

100% of the proceeds from the book went to two of the SEAL families who had lost their sons in Iraq.

That was the kind of guy Chris was.

He formed a company in Dallas to train military, police and I think firemen, how to protect themselves in difficult situations.

He also formed a foundation to work with military people suffering from PTSD.

Chris was a giver not a taker.

He, along with a friend and neighbor, Chad Littlefield, were murdered trying to help a young man that had served six months in Iraq and claimed to have PTSD.

Now I need to tell you about all of the blessings.

Southwest Airlines flew in any SEAL and their family from any airport to the funeral… free of charge.

The employees donated buddy passes and one lady worked for four days without much of a break to see that it happened.

Volunteers were at both airports in Dallas to drive them to the hotel.

The Marriott Hotel reduced their rates to $45 a night and cleared the hotel for only SEAL’s and family.

The Midlothian, TX Police Department paid the $45 a night for each room.

I would guess there were about 200 people staying at the hotel, 100 of them were SEALs.

Two large buses were chartered (an unknown donor paid the bill) to transport people to the different events and they also had a few rental cars (donated).

The police and secret service were on duty 24 hours during the stay at our hotel.

At the Kyle house, the Texas DPS parked a large motor home in front to block the view from reporters.

It remained there the entire five days for the SEALs to meet in and so they could use the restroom there instead of the bathroom in the house.

Taya, their two small children and both sets of parents were staying in the home.

Only a hand full of SEALs went into the home as they had different duties and meetings were held sometimes on a hourly basis.

It was a huge coordination of many different events and security.

Derek was assigned to be a Pall Bearer, to escort Chris’s body when it was transferred from the Midlothian Funeral Home to the Arlington Funeral Home, and to be with Taya.

A tough job.

Taya seldom came out of her bedroom.

The house was full with people from the church and other family members that would come each day to help.

I spent one morning in a bedroom with Chris’s mom and the next morning with Chad Littlefield’s parents (the other man murdered with Chris).

A tough job.

George W. Bush and his wife Laura , met and talked to everyone on the Seal Team one on one.

They went behind closed doors with Taya for quite a while.

They had prayer with us all.

You can tell when people were sincere and caring.

Nolan Ryan sent his cooking team, a huge grill and lots of steaks, chicken and hamburgers.

They set up in the front yard and fed people all day long including the 200 SEALs and their families.

The next day a local BBQ restaurant set up a buffet in front of the house and fed all once again.

Food was plentiful and all were taken care of.

The family’s Church kept those inside the house well fed.

Jerry Jones, the man everyone loves to hate, was a rock star.

He and His wife were just making sure everyone was taken care of….


He donated the use of Cowboy Stadium for the services because so many wanted to attend.

The charter buses transported us to the stadium on Monday at 10:30 am.

Every car, bus, motorcycle was searched with bomb dogs and police.

I am not sure if kooks were making threats trying to make a name for themselves or if so many SEALs in one place was a security risk, I don’t know.

We willingly obliged.

No purses went into the stadium!

We were taken to The Legends room high up and a large buffet was available.

That was for about 300 people .

We were growing.

A Medal of Honor recipient was there, lots of secret service and police and Sarah Palin and her husband.

She looked nice, this was a very formal military service.

The service started at 1:00 pm and when we were escorted onto the field I was shocked.

We heard that about 10,000 people had come to attend also.

They were seated in the stadium seats behind us .

It was a beautiful and emotional service.

The Bagpipe and drum corps were wonderful and the Texas A&M men’s choir stood through the entire service and sang right at the end.

We were all in tears.

The next day was the 200-mile procession from Midlothian, TX to Austin for burial.

It was a cold, drizzly, windy day, but the people were out.

We had dozens of police motorcycles riders , freedom riders, five chartered buses and lots of cars .

You had to have a pass to be in the procession and still it was huge.

Two helicopters circled the procession with snipers sitting out the side door for protection.

It was the longest funeral procession ever in the state of Texas .

People were everywhere.

The entire route was shut down ahead of us , the people were lined up on the side of the road the entire way.

Firemen were down on one knee, police officers were holding their hats over their hearts, children waving flags, veterans saluting as we went by.

Every bridge had fire trucks with large flags displayed from their tall ladders, people all along the entire 200 miles were standing in the cold weather.

it was so heart warming.

Taya rode in the hearse with Chris’ body so Derek rode the route with us.

I was so grateful to have that time with him.

The service was at Texas National Cemetery.

Very few are buried there and you have to apply to get in .

It is like people from the Civil War, Medal of Honor winners, a few from the Alamo and all the historical people of Texas.

It was a nice service and the Patriot Guard and Freedom Riders surrounded the outside of the entire cemetery to keep the crazy church people from Kansas that protest at military funerals away from us.

Each SEAL put his Trident (metal SEAL badge) on the top of Chris’ casket, one at a time.

A lot hit it in with one blow.

Derek was the only one to take four taps to put his in and it was almost like he was caressing it as he did it.

Another tearful moment.

After the service Governor Rick Perry and his wife, Anita , invited us to the governor’s mansion.

She stood at the door, greeted each of us individually, and gave each of the SEALs a coin of Texas.

She was a sincere, compassionate, and gracious hostess.

We were able to tour the ground floor and then went into the garden for beverages and BBQ.

So many of the Seal team guys said that after they get out they are moving to Texas.

They remarked that they had never felt so much love and hospitality.

The charter buses then took the guys to the airport to catch their returning flights.

Derek just now called and after a 20 hours flight he is back in his spot, in a dangerous land on the other side of the world, protecting America.

We just wanted to share with you, the events of a quite emotional, but blessed week.”

To this day, no one in the White House has ever acknowledged Chris Kyle; his service, his death, his duty, his generosity, his caring, his life.

However, the President can call a sports person and congratulate him on his bravery for announcing to the world that he is gay.

He can say on national television that someone, a man who has committed a crime and was shot by police in the line of duty, would have made him a good son.

The SEALS have asked that you please, keep this story moving if you think Chris Kyle would have made a good son.

To Be A Man, Your Second CHANCE

To Be A Man, Your Second CHANCE

I’m here mourning the great loss of a fine young man that have had the privilege to know and work with for over 10 years. Chance’s choice to leave us at the young age of 16 has devastated our community in a way few things can. I’ve worked in scouts and church youth groups for 15 years and I have watched these fine young men struggle to grow and become a MAN. Although most make it, it isn’t without struggles and trials.

I hate seeing our youth focus on so many things that don’t matter in life. I struggled through my high school years like so many others. The one thing I wish I could tell these boys is that High School is CRAP and nobody acts like that!

Since I’m now 40 (Ancient I know) I thought it would be helpful to put out a list of 40 action items to help our youth become a man. Obviously these are strictly my opinion, but it helped me keep my mind from wondering too much today.

I know the image below is large, so I also just pasted the list below if you don’t want to blow up the pic.

Ron-Douglas to be a man

To Be A Man, Your Second CHANCE…

1. Always go for a woman that will lift you up.
2. Only have sex with the woman you marry, the reward is more than you can imagine now.
3. Never hit anyone unless they are an immediate threat.
4. Never take a woman to the movies for the first date.
5. Always look a person in the eye when you talk to them.
6. Save a small portion of your paycheck no matter what.
7. A handshake should be firm with eye contact.
8. Pray on your knees daily.
9. Doing whats right is always cool, even if it doesn’t feel that way at the moment.
10. Never point a gun at someone unless you plan to kill them.
11. Always stand when shaking someones hand.
12. Family comes before sports, bars, or any hobby you can think of.
13. Learning never ends, learn all you can.
14. Buy high quality tools and keep them for a lifetime.
15. Never lend anything you can’t afford to loose.
16. Stand tall, shoulders back and don’t hide your face behind a hat, hoodie, or hair.
17. Listen more than you talk.
18. Find your passion and make a living doing that no matter what.
19. Respect everyone, no matter their status or job.
20. Your wife is your Queen, always treat her as such.
21. Luck favors the prepared.
22. Never be the smartest person in the room
23. You are a combination of your 5 closest friends/family/business associates. Want change? Change your contacts.
24. Millionaires hang out with other millionaires.
25. A man that refuses to ask for directions is lost and wasting precious time.
26. The first to anger looses.
27. Never buy a new vehicle unless its making you money or you can pay cash for it.
28. Never use credit cards unless you are making money from the purchases.
29. Live below your means. Let others play the competition game.
30. Nice guys don’t finish last, boring guys do.
31. The wedding is merely the beginning. Chase her always.
32. Go with the decision that makes a great story and will keep your grandkids attention.
33. A man NEVER uses foul language in front of a woman.
34. Nothing interrupts date night with your wife.
35. Kissing your wife should be the first thing you do when coming home.
36. Always go out in public as if you are going to meet the love of your life.
37. No woman likes a guy that competes for mirror time.
38. Ask your children why they did something before getting upset. Their answers usually surprise you.
39. Always seek advice from men of success as they are always willing to share. Just ask!
40. The fastest way to help yourself is to forget yourself and help someone else.
Ron Douglas