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Forum: Rifle Forum 07-04-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By MichaelK
Ever since I learned how to make .357" bullets...

Ever since I learned how to make .357" bullets from scrap .223 cases, I've been expanding the number of 35 caliber rifles I shoot. The 350 Legend should give me another outlet for the shoulder...
Forum: Rifle Forum 06-20-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,738
Posted By MichaelK
Yes Stripped lowers are cheap. Buy three...

Yes

Stripped lowers are cheap. Buy three and build a lower for all of the above.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-17-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By MichaelK
It's not as dire as your think. Near Bakersfield...

It's not as dire as your think. Near Bakersfield right now the corn is already 6' high and doing well. That's the whole point of spreading out your agriculture over a very large area. Right now...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-14-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By MichaelK
If that is indeed possible, can you provide a...

If that is indeed possible, can you provide a link to the parts needed?
Forum: Food and water 06-14-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By MichaelK
I find the second paragraph to be misleading. ...

I find the second paragraph to be misleading. Matching foods IS IMPORTANT! But you don't have to panic about it. A good rule of thumb is to combine a grain and a legume in most meals. Beans and...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-14-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,290
Posted By MichaelK
History has already told us that this will not be...

History has already told us that this will not be a viable strategy for most locations. During the Great Depression, game was largely stripped clean from many inhabited areas. And the US is more...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-10-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,806
Posted By MichaelK
When my AC failed, I was out there trying to...

When my AC failed, I was out there trying to diagnose the problem. When switching the breaker back on, the compressor's start capacitor caught on fire.

My repair strategy was to replace parts...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-10-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By MichaelK
My stratege was to purchase used lamps at the...

My stratege was to purchase used lamps at the flea market for a few dollars. Sellers don't even know how an Aladdin works. The Aladdin mantles though cost more than the lamps themselves.

What...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-10-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,824
Posted By MichaelK
BTW, this is what is happening each time you...

BTW, this is what is happening each time you swipe your credit card in a reader. The magnetic strip being physically dragged passed another stationary magnet generates the electric current which is...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-10-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By MichaelK
NorthlineExpress is the company I mailordered my...

NorthlineExpress is the company I mailordered my pipe from, and I think they will have everything you need.

https://www.northlineexpress.com/chimney-pipe-stove-pipe.html

Please be aware that...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-06-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,306
Posted By MichaelK
In a crisis I'll be departing for my vacation...

In a crisis I'll be departing for my vacation home stocked with food, ammunition, and fuel. I will however have to beef up my supply of 2buckchuck to sip in front of my woodstove.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-06-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,290
Posted By MichaelK
Gardening Hunting Foraging

Gardening
Hunting
Foraging
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-30-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By MichaelK
I am not. I am referring to two incidents that...

I am not. I am referring to two incidents that both occurred in 1999. The numbers are correct. Maybe you weren't paying attention back then.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-29-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By MichaelK
The very same week that those two kids walked...

The very same week that those two kids walked into their Columbine school and starting shooting 13 of their classmates, a Japanese man walked into a Japanese school and stabbed to death 12 of the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-28-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,224
Posted By MichaelK
I studied my own well's performance very...

I studied my own well's performance very carefully, because I wanted to replace the generator (6.5k ACDelco) with solar. Using a Fluke meter with in-rush capability, I determined that my running...
Forum: Food and water 03-25-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,113
Posted By MichaelK
I have at least two options. I can fire up the...

I have at least two options. I can fire up the generator, which is what the solar system is supposed to suplant. I still have a large volume of gasoline stored.

The other option is to pull the...
Forum: Food and water 03-22-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,113
Posted By MichaelK
I took a different tack. I designed a solar...

I took a different tack. I designed a solar system that was capable enough to run the standard 240V wellpump installed in our borehole. I built 5 arrays of three 300watt panels to supply enough...
Forum: Food and water 03-11-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,604
Posted By MichaelK
I saw this movie with Sigourney Weaver; can't...

I saw this movie with Sigourney Weaver; can't remember the title. Something about having a live organism inside of you?
Forum: Rifle Forum 03-08-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,754
Posted By MichaelK
I think you are misunderstanding what Bilmac was...

I think you are misunderstanding what Bilmac was trying to say.

He was not referring to a fire safety, which all the models have, but the third safety LUG, which was introduced with the model 98. ...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 03-01-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,831
Posted By MichaelK
BlueDot and H335. And a lb of RL-22 hidden in...

BlueDot and H335. And a lb of RL-22 hidden in the back.
Forum: Food and water 03-01-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,492
Posted By MichaelK
Spam is one of my regularly stored items and I...

Spam is one of my regularly stored items and I have a few observations to make.

First, buy Spam Lite. It has lower salt and lower fat, but higher protein.

Second, spam stores best at even...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 02-21-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,731
Posted By MichaelK
I have a different take on this. He's announced...

I have a different take on this. He's announced to the world that he's chopped up his gun, but all he did was ruin the barrel for the media exposure. Want to bet he's already put in his order at...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-17-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,171
Posted By MichaelK
I've done both. It sounds like a few peoples...

I've done both. It sounds like a few peoples feathers are starting to get ruffled. What you need to know is that there are a very wide variety of well pumps, and it's far from standardized.
...
Forum: Food and water 02-09-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By MichaelK
Since you're Indonesian, my first thought would...

Since you're Indonesian, my first thought would be tempeh. I retrieved my own stock culture of Rhizopus from some local Malaysian tempeh. It contains more biologically complete amino acids than...
Forum: Financial Forum 02-05-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,738
Posted By MichaelK
The one advantage of having fake coins is as...

The one advantage of having fake coins is as decoys to protect your real metals. Keep them hidden, but less well hidden then your real stash. If thieves break into you house while you're away, and...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 01-31-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,115
Posted By MichaelK
Keep your insurance agent happy. I installed...

Keep your insurance agent happy.

I installed my chimneys myself, but followed code religiously. I used triple-wall pipe that I bought from Northern Express. Triple-wall is fantastic stuff. I can...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 01-31-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,896
Posted By MichaelK
HI MPL That is a very nice looking stove! ...

HI MPL

That is a very nice looking stove! One thing I am a bit concerned about though is the wood panelling in back of the stove. What's the horizontal distance between the back of the stove and...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 01-31-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,786
Posted By MichaelK
What exactly does "chimney is built to spec"...

What exactly does "chimney is built to spec" mean? Does your chimney pipe run in a straight vertical line from the stove, through the roof, or does it have an 90 degree elbows? If you mean "built...
Forum: Food and water 01-04-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,659
Posted By MichaelK
This is an excellent book on curing, sausage...

This is an excellent book on curing, sausage making, and meat preservation. I've used the fresh sausage recipes inside to make authentic Italian and Polish sausage.
...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-25-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,148
Posted By MichaelK
As a general rule, straight up. Every single...

As a general rule, straight up. Every single complaint I've seen on the internet about problem stoves have always incorporated one or more elbows.

I straight chimney has the best draft, and also...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-14-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,461
Posted By MichaelK
Supposedly, the very best peach in terms of...

Supposedly, the very best peach in terms of trueness to type are Elberta, and the Indian Blood peach. I've read that the chance of getting an Elberta peach after planting a Elberta pit are ~90%.
...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-11-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By MichaelK
An uncle gave us a bear-skin rug. For a little...

An uncle gave us a bear-skin rug. For a little fun, I positioned it directly in front of the door the cat likes to come in.

Predictably, she freaked out the first time the rug looked her in the...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-11-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,487
Posted By MichaelK
You get your wood from the landfill. What do the...

You get your wood from the landfill. What do the landfill operators actually let you do? Can you split wood there and pile it on your truck, or can you only pick up chunks and drive away? You have...
Forum: Food and water 07-07-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,447
Posted By MichaelK
I'm sorry, but just who decided that dry ice...

I'm sorry, but just who decided that dry ice fails long term? What do you consider long-term? I just cracked open rice that I stored with dry ice in 2014 and it's still as good as the day I bought...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-07-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,923
Posted By MichaelK
I remember that area. I was fighting a wildfire...

I remember that area. I was fighting a wildfire near Kid Mountain around 1980 or so. Fantasticly beautiful! Congratulations.

Looks like you have the opportunity to practice some forest...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-05-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,347
Posted By MichaelK
In my own personal experience, the internet is...

In my own personal experience, the internet is NOT the right way to shop for land. Before we found the parcel we bought, I also shopped online, driving out to properties that I found on various FSBO...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-28-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By MichaelK
Your 150 grain Cor-loks will do just fine for...

Your 150 grain Cor-loks will do just fine for mulies. Anything that will kill a white-tail will kill a mulie. They aren't that much bigger. I've killed mulies with a 240 grain 44 mag hollowpoint....
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-22-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,099
Posted By MichaelK
I'm doing measurements too, but using different...

I'm doing measurements too, but using different equipment. I found this nice amp meter on Ebay, which is even cheaper now than when I bought it.
...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-22-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,099
Posted By MichaelK
Hello FBK. Running my well pump is exactly why...

Hello FBK. Running my well pump is exactly why I'm building my new system. Could you please tell me about the capacity of your pump and what amperage your well pump was pulling? I have a 1.5 HP...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-21-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,099
Posted By MichaelK
Excuse me, but why the attitude? I feel this is...

Excuse me, but why the attitude? I feel this is a perfectly legitimate question, that's directly related to battery longevity. And yes, I read every single post in the thread. Do you seem to think...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-20-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,099
Posted By MichaelK
Hello FBK. My question to you is how do you keep...

Hello FBK. My question to you is how do you keep that many strings of batteries equalized? Everything I've read and been told is you never want more than 1 or two strings because an individual...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-16-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,230
Posted By MichaelK
Those are nice. I am doing something similar,...

Those are nice. I am doing something similar, though I'm using a frame made out of uni-struts. I have them sitting on single 3.5" posts sitting in concrete so they can turn left and right for solar...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-13-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,980
Posted By MichaelK
I just keep cutting downwards till it's almost...

I just keep cutting downwards till it's almost bottoming out, then I try kicking the short end really hard with the sole of my boot and try to snap off the uncut end.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-13-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,411
Posted By MichaelK
Obviously you have a venue problem. To survive...

Obviously you have a venue problem. To survive properly naked I suggest starting with the appropriate background literature. I'd suggest starting here......
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-09-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,408
Posted By MichaelK
I've experienced that myself, but it isn't the...

I've experienced that myself, but it isn't the fault of the ATF, it's actually caused by water that the acetone has absorbed. Acetone is very hydroscopic and and opened bottle will extract water...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-06-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 916
Posted By MichaelK
Originally we were shopping for something in the...

Originally we were shopping for something in the 10-20 acre range. What we eventually found was a 50 acre parcel, that I now consider small.

What we do have is privacy. From our cabin we CAN NOT...
Forum: Rifle Forum 06-01-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,822
Posted By MichaelK
You could pick up a 6.5 Sporter upper assembly...

You could pick up a 6.5 Sporter upper assembly from Model1Sales.com.

One reason why the Grendel is a bit pricy is that it is still a priority cartridge and a royalty fee has to be paid to...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-01-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By MichaelK
When I first looked at the picture, I was...

When I first looked at the picture, I was reminded of hazelnut, so maybe that's a wild Turkish Hazel?
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-01-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,285
Posted By MichaelK
I would definately go for it. This is Australia?...

I would definately go for it. This is Australia? Are the two properties contiguous? I would suggest going with the largest you can possible afford, or both, if contiguous.

As the previous...
Forum: Financial Forum 06-01-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,763
Posted By MichaelK
Besides stocks of silver and gold, I've also...

Besides stocks of silver and gold, I've also accumulated significant stocks of steel, brass, and lead; the other metals precious to me.
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