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Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,304
Posted By lasers
You realize the sun setting a 4:00 is the actual...

You realize the sun setting a 4:00 is the actual time based on solar local noon? Daylight saving time is what pushes the sunset latter in the summer. What you seem to be suggesting is we should have...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-14-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 28,089
Posted By lasers
I put my wool(jacket, pants, blanket,whatever)in...

I put my wool(jacket, pants, blanket,whatever)in the bathtub with very slightly warm water and use a little bit of whatever shampoo we use. I let is soak for a while and work in the shampoo, ...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-14-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,571
Posted By lasers
Around here I rarely see anyone using a lantern...

Around here I rarely see anyone using a lantern for heat, and if they do it tends to be incidental to wanting light and just warming up their fingers over it. With the box the heat is trapped and...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-14-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,571
Posted By lasers
Does that lantern have a mantle above the wick to...

Does that lantern have a mantle above the wick to increase the light output or is the only light it puts out from the wick burning?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-14-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,571
Posted By lasers
Kerosene has the benefit of being extremely...

Kerosene has the benefit of being extremely portable, easy to transfer between containers, able to see fuel level , able to top of fuel level and don't have to run it empty to make the most of your...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 11-13-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,768
Posted By lasers
Vegan can mean a lot of things, I once knew a...

Vegan can mean a lot of things, I once knew a vegan who's diet appeared to consist totally of some type of smoothie from Starbucks and skittles. It may have been technically vegan but it wasn't...
Forum: Edible & Non-Edible Plants 11-13-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By lasers
I have wanted to try Townsend mushroom ketchup...

I have wanted to try Townsend mushroom ketchup recipe ever since I first heard of I. I have a friend who makes large batches of some mushroom ketchup every year. I never tried it but he says it is...
Forum: Urban Survival 11-13-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By lasers
Hiding things on utilities like that may get you...

Hiding things on utilities like that may get you a visit from homeland security. I know the railroad takes anyone doing work too close to their track very seriously and homeland security is there...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 11-12-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By lasers
Another way to dig a well a bit deeper ...

Another way to dig a well a bit deeper
http://manualwelldrilling.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Manual_Well_Drilling_Manual.pdf

And a video of the start of a new well

Baptist Well Drilling...
Forum: Urban Survival 11-12-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 999
Posted By lasers
Have you ever walked or biked 54 miles? ...

Have you ever walked or biked 54 miles?

The most I have ever walked because of a broken down vehicle was about 20 miles. It took about 6 or 7 hours. By the time I was done my feet were quite...
Forum: Edible & Non-Edible Plants 11-12-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By lasers
Felt from mushrooms.

I stumbled across the idea of making felt from tinder fungus that grows on birch trees. I did a search for it and found this video.

Unique craft ? making Mushroom Felt, amadou tinder, Romania -...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,290
Posted By lasers
I was at Walmart a few weeks ago and a lady had...

I was at Walmart a few weeks ago and a lady had some type of pug as a service dog. The dog was shaking and trying to get away and ended up pooping on the floor as she drug it along. I didn't stick...
Forum: Food and water 11-12-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,308
Posted By lasers
I assume that means you didn't watch the video? ...

I assume that means you didn't watch the video?

I don't think there is any requirement for any pressure to make super heated steam. Simply injecting steam into a hot environment while allowing it...
Forum: Food and water 11-12-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,308
Posted By lasers
Maybe you should watch the videos or at least at...

Maybe you should watch the videos or at least at the end where he uses his own lab quite a few chemicals and some interesting chemistry to come up with some number that even if those numbers are an...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-12-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,571
Posted By lasers
Using a lantern like that is by no means my...

Using a lantern like that is by no means my invention but it does make my family stand out for the last 50 years or so. Last winter I met a man for the first time and he said it thought he ran into...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,306
Posted By lasers
I have only been in that situation a couple times...

I have only been in that situation a couple times and didn't leave a tip but after leaving it did kind of bother me as to if I was expected to leave a tip or not.
Forum: Urban Survival 11-12-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By lasers
That is genius. I find old stories of...

That is genius.

I find old stories of poaching or (extralegal harvesting if you like) very entertaining.

Yours is almost as innovative as the snowmobile with two track in tandem to hide illegal...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,306
Posted By lasers
I hate situations where I am expected to tip and...

I hate situations where I am expected to tip and actively avoid them. However if someone has gone above and beyond to help me I will tip them well. The road and sanitary workers in my town are...
Forum: Food and water 11-12-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,308
Posted By lasers
This is an interesting video on homemade...

This is an interesting video on homemade activated charcoal. Making Activated Carbon - YouTube

He started with commercial lump charcoal that had 1/50 the absorption capacity as commercial...
Forum: Financial Forum 11-11-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By lasers
I used to have some friends who lived in a house...

I used to have some friends who lived in a house ready to fall down, every fall they would buy a $100 roll of black plastic and a couple bundles of lath. They would wrap the entire house from the...
Forum: Urban Survival 11-11-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By lasers
I work for a township maintaining the roads. I...

I work for a township maintaining the roads. I notice almost anything new or changed within the right-a-way. I rarely do anything more than take a look at it and make a mental note of it but I...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-11-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,597
Posted By lasers
It took about two years to rebuild Hiroshima and...

It took about two years to rebuild Hiroshima and 14 years after Katrina, New Orleans still hasn't recovered. Two years and Puerto Ricans are still living under tarps.

All three of them had huge...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-11-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,571
Posted By lasers
I almost exclusively use my lanterns for heat...

I almost exclusively use my lanterns for heat rather than light. A single lantern will heat 4x8x6 foot ice shack with no insulation, few air leaks and a floor literately made of ice from 0f to about...
Forum: Financial Forum 11-10-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By lasers
When looking for cracks where is is coming in...

When looking for cracks where is is coming in /going out light some incense and move it around areas you think cracks may be letting air in, Watch what the smoke does, it will tell you if and how...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 11-10-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,974
Posted By lasers
If you like building things there are all sorts...

If you like building things there are all sorts of educational papers that show how to make batch ice makers powered by the sun they are based on the design of ammonia heat absorption fridges but use...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-10-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,571
Posted By lasers
The wicks can be cleaned with a liars or hammer. ...

The wicks can be cleaned with a liars or hammer. When that no longer works I take the wick out and clean it in gasoline, wring it out then han it to dry fo a few days. Once it is dry it is very...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-09-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,571
Posted By lasers
In a pinch mine runs just fine on diesel, a bit...

In a pinch mine runs just fine on diesel, a bit more smell and needs to be burned off more often. But at half the price and much more easy to get it has its benefits. I have read that you can mix...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 11-08-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,974
Posted By lasers
A freezer with a top opening also doesn't spill...

A freezer with a top opening also doesn't spill out all the cold air when it is opened like a fridge does.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 11-08-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,974
Posted By lasers
In my area it is common to find somewhat modern 3...

In my area it is common to find somewhat modern 3 way fridges from totaled campers on Craigslist for around $50.

I don't know how efficient they are or how cold they get, but you can run them on...
Forum: Food and water 11-08-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By lasers
I would hang on to the grinders, They can be...

I would hang on to the grinders, They can be used to grind other things(rice, corn, rye, barley, nuts, masa, charcoal, beans and so on)
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-08-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,571
Posted By lasers
Light and shut them down outdoors. They produce...

Light and shut them down outdoors. They produce tons of smoke at startup an shut down. Once up to heat and running they produce little to no smell.

Keep extra wicks on hand. Get one with a...
Forum: Food and water 11-05-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By lasers
I have seen storage food for sale on Craigslist...

I have seen storage food for sale on Craigslist and facebook.

I have no idea how it was stored. I also don't store my food that way, I rotate through it so for me to buy something questionable...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-04-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By lasers
Increasing the sight length would probably be...

Increasing the sight length would probably be helpful? How sturdy is that sight though? It looks like a little bit of force at the top would have a lot of leverage to bump it out of alignment. ...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-04-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By lasers
Will that work with the safety button on the side...

Will that work with the safety button on the side of the gun? I see it hangs down on the left side which is where the safety button pops out when it is on fire.

I see there are a bunch of...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-04-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By lasers
You are correct, it is angle eject. I assume...

You are correct, it is angle eject. I assume they were either side eject or top eject, I didn't realize angle and top were different.

I don't have the gun in front of me at the moment, so I am...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-04-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By lasers
Yes. I have used the iron sights for years with...

Yes. I have used the iron sights for years with that gun. I haveyou never been happy with them. The sight picture on them allows a lot of room for error and the front sight is huge and covers so...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-04-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By lasers
Iron sight suggestions Winchester 94AE

Due to a couple new hunters this year and a house fire that burned up any backup hunting rifles we had last year our hunting group is short on decent guns for this years deer hunt.

Because of...
Forum: Food and water 11-01-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,004
Posted By lasers
I typed what I meant poorly. I am not saying it...

I typed what I meant poorly. I am not saying it is good, but when making a meal from stored food I would prefer to cook things with soy milk rather than water when real milk is unavailable. I...
Forum: Food and water 11-01-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,004
Posted By lasers
Variety in the diet is one reason, Many many...

Variety in the diet is one reason, Many many things taste better with fake dairy(made from soy) then they do without. And in my mind the more ways I know to prepare an ingredient I store the better.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 11-01-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 981
Posted By lasers
How deep are you planning on running the leach...

How deep are you planning on running the leach field and how deep are you planning to bury the pipe for you cooling system?
Forum: Urban Survival 11-01-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,717
Posted By lasers
I used to have an old truck that I mounted a york...

I used to have an old truck that I mounted a york air conditioner pump and a second externally regulated alternator on the second fan belt. The york became an air compressor and was very useful. ...
Forum: Urban Survival 11-01-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,717
Posted By lasers
If you put the effort into tracking down leaks...

If you put the effort into tracking down leaks you can probably make almost any tank hold air for quite a while. It is usually the connections or hoses that leak.

How big is the tank you have? ...
Forum: Food and water 11-01-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,894
Posted By lasers
I think you are confusing easier with harder. It...

I think you are confusing easier with harder. It may be better but for sure not easier.
Forum: Food and water 11-01-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,004
Posted By lasers
How do you use the soybean sprouts? I...

How do you use the soybean sprouts?

I played with them once, I sprouted them in the dark then tried boiling some and frying some and neither way was particularly good. Since then I never got...
Forum: Ladies Section 10-31-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By lasers
If you boil them in lime(hydrated lime from...

If you boil them in lime(hydrated lime from limestone, not lime the fruit) water first the shells fall off and the finished product is much more enjoyable.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-31-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By lasers
Obliviously it is a small set up. It won't run...

Obliviously it is a small set up. It won't run everything you want in a modern electric house.

I have family in CA on their 4th 2 day power outage this month. Their biggest issues are keeping...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,191
Posted By lasers
We are trying the mall event this afternoon, it...

We are trying the mall event this afternoon, it is supposed to be in the upper 20's with wind and rain/snow mix this evening so we plan to stay warm.
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,191
Posted By lasers
We shut off our lights, draw the curtains and use...

We shut off our lights, draw the curtains and use the rooms in the back of the house.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 10-31-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 981
Posted By lasers
Will the ground temp(once heated by incoming air)...

Will the ground temp(once heated by incoming air) be able to cool the air to below your average dew point? If you can't get below the dew point it will cool the air but it won't reduce the humidity....
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-31-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By lasers
If each one of those batteries stores .5 kwh's of...

If each one of those batteries stores .5 kwh's of usable power that is 4 kwh's.

That is a couple hours of run time on a 1 hp motor. Or 3 days of fridge use, or you could run enough led's to light...
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