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Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 07-12-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,824
Posted By 62bravo
I have a Dewalt cordless drill and 3/8" impact...

I have a Dewalt cordless drill and 3/8" impact that I use multiple times daily. I run a welding /machine shop and I also repair small engines. I have probably 10 batteries for these things. I also...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-01-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,349
Posted By 62bravo
Stabil coats the gas in the tank. If the tank...

Stabil coats the gas in the tank. If the tank runs dry Stabil turns to gunk and plugs everything. I have had much better luck with Startron.
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 04-01-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,989
Posted By 62bravo
I'm from east of the big Muddy. It was a long...

I'm from east of the big Muddy. It was a long miserable winter. The wife and I have been living in a motorhome in my shop for almost two years now. We are out of the flood plain and The woodstove in...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-01-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,966
Posted By 62bravo
I grew up in a basement house. Back then (in the...

I grew up in a basement house. Back then (in the 50's and 60's) it was fairly common to dig a basement, finish it and live in it while you saved up to build on top. It was cool in the summer and warm...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-01-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,575
Posted By 62bravo
The first 38 years of my life I never knew anyone...

The first 38 years of my life I never knew anyone who had been murdered. The last 19 years probably a dozen people I have known have come to violent ends. The first was a neighbor who was killed over...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-01-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,213
Posted By 62bravo
I love my Streamlight Stylus Pro. I spend about...

I love my Streamlight Stylus Pro. I spend about half my time with it in my mouth. Headlamps are too bulky to carry all the time. I had a Browning that clipped onto my hat brim, but being a welder, I...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-01-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By 62bravo
Allis chalmers All crop 100

Me and a buddy just scored one! Can't wait for the ground to solid up to go get it. My father in law used one of these and bequeathed me a running engine and a bunch of parts.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-24-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,227
Posted By 62bravo
I use a bucket commode my wife got at a garage...

I use a bucket commode my wife got at a garage sale. I live it with 4 gal. garbage bags and toss them in the shop stove.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-24-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,227
Posted By 62bravo
In this same vein, do you carry nitrile or some...

In this same vein, do you carry nitrile or some other form of gloves.. any chance of combining the nitrile glove and converting it into a feces bag???

It would keep you from chewing your...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 02-24-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,931
Posted By 62bravo
It's not crazy cold right now. -11 with -31...

It's not crazy cold right now. -11 with -31 windchill in Barnes County, ND. Getting sick of pushing snow every other day. It is getting hard on equipment.
Forum: Political News and Discussion 02-24-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,646
Posted By 62bravo
If she was pro America, pro 2nd amendment,...

If she was pro America, pro 2nd amendment, prolife, constitutional conservative and believed in the capitalist system sure.
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By 62bravo
Boy that's for sure. A guy was in my shop last...

Boy that's for sure. A guy was in my shop last week and showed me some fish on his phone. He had an app that could tap into his fish finder. It was like watching Jacque Cousteau. Guess that tells you...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By 62bravo
It's probably half and half. Even the guys...

It's probably half and half. Even the guys building their own are making some pretty fancy creations. You still see some 4 x 8 fold downs but it's crazy what people will pay to pull fish through the...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 01-30-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By 62bravo
Wow! Lots of good information. I hope I can get...

Wow! Lots of good information. I hope I can get some through swarms or trap outs. After this winte4r any bees IO would catch are gonna be some tough buggers.
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 01-29-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,931
Posted By 62bravo
Just west of the Red River from you. It was -36...

Just west of the Red River from you. It was -36 last time I went outside. It's crowding -50 with the windchill. I'd hate to be a coyote or a whitetail tonight.
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By 62bravo
There are quite a few Ice Castles around here....

There are quite a few Ice Castles around here. Theyre made over in MN.
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By 62bravo
Ice fishing has changed

Back when I started ice fishing in the early 80s my bro in law and I built a fish house out of old cement forms and a pallet. It cost $5 to license it at what ever the 12 pack costed that we consumed...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 12-30-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By 62bravo
Building swarm traps.

The price of a bee package (3 lbs) is getting a little out of hand. $140 around here. I've decided to put out some swarm traps this year. I sold all my Langstroths two years ago. I'm gonna go back...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 12-30-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,050
Posted By 62bravo
I got one. I went back to the files. Way better...

I got one. I went back to the files. Way better job. The HF sharpener flexes too much to be accurate.
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 10-03-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,918
Posted By 62bravo
My Dad talks grew up on the confluence of the...

My Dad talks grew up on the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers. He told about feeding the cattle beet tops and thistle. Catching spoonbill cats after the water went down in the spring....
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-03-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,276
Posted By 62bravo
My 4th grandmother back took her two youngest...

My 4th grandmother back took her two youngest boys(one was my GGGrandfather) and hid out in the mountains of Virginia to keep from being removed to Oklahoma back in 1838. I'm here because she knew...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 09-14-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By 62bravo
I burned lump lignite(combustable dirt) in my...

I burned lump lignite(combustable dirt) in my shop a few years back. As long as I had air goig through it it burned but worked better if I mixed it with some firewood. Never burned anthracite. I'm...
Forum: Communications 09-14-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,663
Posted By 62bravo
I have a friend who has been a ham since 1961. He...

I have a friend who has been a ham since 1961. He can transmit and decode morse faster than I can write. He has been after me to learn Morse. It has been an uphill climb.
There are several phone...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-08-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,844
Posted By 62bravo
Check and see if there is a tractor salvage place...

Check and see if there is a tractor salvage place in your state. You can get rid of that widowmaker front end a lot cheaper than that. It is most likely an H. Everybody and their brother had one of...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 09-08-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,729
Posted By 62bravo
I am about half done with forsaking home now. I...

I am about half done with forsaking home now. I was in basic with a guy like Thad. He was about 28. He was a mechanic from Chicago. We all kind of looked up to him because he was OLD and worldly. His...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 09-03-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,966
Posted By 62bravo
I've got a Harbor Freight 12000 lbs. mounted on a...

I've got a Harbor Freight 12000 lbs. mounted on a receiver hitch. I have a receiver hitch front and back on my truck and a receiver on the front of my car trailer so I can move it where I need it. I...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 09-03-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,427
Posted By 62bravo
Did anyone ever see the tail gate on those Chevy...

Did anyone ever see the tail gate on those Chevy Astrovans. The top half lifted and the bottom half swung open.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-30-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,221
Posted By 62bravo
We use to use a glass jug for water on the...

We use to use a glass jug for water on the tractor/swather/combine for drinking water wrapped in a wet burlap bag to keep it cool. Must work for Methodists too.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-30-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,162
Posted By 62bravo
I use Honda Rancher almost daily for trips to...

I use Honda Rancher almost daily for trips to town, as a tractor or as a winch anchor. One of the things I like about the Hondas is if you look under a 1985 or a 2018. They haven't changed much....
Forum: Urban Survival 07-27-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 66,217
Posted By 62bravo
I didn't say it was probable. I said it would...

I didn't say it was probable. I said it would stop him.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-26-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,249
Posted By 62bravo
We mix scratch and layer for feed and whatever...

We mix scratch and layer for feed and whatever they can forage around here. We put them in the greenhouse in the winter time. Put a bag of peat moss in a trough for them they'll love it. If you like...
Forum: Urban Survival 06-26-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 66,217
Posted By 62bravo
A bullet through the scope of the guy behind it.

A bullet through the scope of the guy behind it.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-26-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,392
Posted By 62bravo
I always get plain Timex's. They are tough and...

I always get plain Timex's. They are tough and easy to read. If I want to know the date I look at a calendar. Always battery powered windup watches don't like welders and that is my chosen profession.
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 04-26-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,632
Posted By 62bravo
My son just picked up an 82 Isuzu diesel 4x4.

My son just picked up an 82 Isuzu diesel 4x4.
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 04-26-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 15,005
Posted By 62bravo
An old rock climber told me that if you slowly...

An old rock climber told me that if you slowly apply your parking brake while holding the brake release you can fake your rearend into thinking it has traction and it will lock your differential in....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-26-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 28,893
Posted By 62bravo
I was working up a couple raised beds last night....

I was working up a couple raised beds last night. Still froze rock hard about 5" down.
Forum: Food and water 04-19-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,948
Posted By 62bravo
I've got an 1100 gallon tank on the north side of...

I've got an 1100 gallon tank on the north side of my shop. It works out good but it is a round top building and my eave troughs get ice damaged in the spring so I have to do a little re-engineering...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,592
Posted By 62bravo
In northern Manitoba I believe they call it...

In northern Manitoba I believe they call it Spring. You guys have to thaw your groundhog out with a blowtorch don't you?
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-14-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 28,893
Posted By 62bravo
Walked out looked at the foot of snow on it and...

Walked out looked at the foot of snow on it and wept.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-14-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,234
Posted By 62bravo
Still got a foot of snow on my garden. Winter is...

Still got a foot of snow on my garden. Winter is the drunken party guest that won't go home this year. It's still stumbling around finishing the drinks. They say Sioux Falls is looking at getting 8"...
Forum: Urban Survival 04-14-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 26,348
Posted By 62bravo
I use to carry a 5" vise-grip and an Ace 4-way...

I use to carry a 5" vise-grip and an Ace 4-way screwdriver in a sheath. And an Uncle Henry Stockman They served me well before I broke down and got a Leatherman. I am considering going back to that...
Forum: Urban Survival 12-27-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,046
Posted By 62bravo
I live in a fairly small town about 6000 people....

I live in a fairly small town about 6000 people. Aside from the VFW, American Legion and Eagles Club there are four other bars down town. One is the hangout for the local biker club. They pretty much...
Forum: Urban Survival 12-27-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,728
Posted By 62bravo
Houses are built with 2 x 6 walls with fiberglass...

Houses are built with 2 x 6 walls with fiberglass bat insulation. Ceilings have 12 to 16" of blow in in them usually. Water pipes are buried below 4' to get below the frost line. To build a house to...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-27-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 15,848
Posted By 62bravo
I remember reading a post on SB a few years back...

I remember reading a post on SB a few years back where some Einstein was asking opinions about having himself a "harem" after the balloon went up. It was pretty comical. I told him he might want to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,592
Posted By 62bravo
-28 degrees in the Valley.

Burning through a lot of firewood this year. I was looking at the ridge through my spotting scope when I saw a steam rising from a little clump of Buckthorn on the hillside. One of the buckthorns got...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 11-11-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,291
Posted By 62bravo
I watched a movie last night called Still Mine...

I watched a movie last night called Still Mine and they were using them for raised bed gardens.
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-11-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,330
Posted By 62bravo
My family has an affinity for pre-2000 Chevrolets...

My family has an affinity for pre-2000 Chevrolets and Cherokees. They are easy to work on and parts are cheap.
Forum: Urban Survival 11-11-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 26,348
Posted By 62bravo
I was not a multi-tool fan. I always carried a 5"...

I was not a multi-tool fan. I always carried a 5" visegrip and an Ace 4-way screw driver along with my pocket knife, and folding scissors, p-38, etc. I thought they were a fad at first. My brother...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 11-05-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,204
Posted By 62bravo
Check out you tube there are several on there....

Check out you tube there are several on there. All you need is a set of concaves to beat the grain off the heads and a blower for wind to blow the chaff away. Look at sites like the Western Minnesota...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 11-05-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,846
Posted By 62bravo
I was a welder for a farm machinery manufacturer....

I was a welder for a farm machinery manufacturer. We got welding wire in 500 and 1000 lbs. boxes. The straps used to lift the boxes of wire were made out of seatbelt material. They had loops sewn on...
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