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Forum: Food and water 11-09-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 971
Posted By country_boy
Most cities support rainwater storage, because it...

Most cities support rainwater storage, because it reduces flooding, erosion, CSO overflow, etc. larger buildings are typically required to do it by law ( retention ponds or tanks). Of course...
Forum: Food and water 11-07-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By country_boy
Huh. I,ve never heard of DOD buying extra to...

Huh. I,ve never heard of DOD buying extra to excess it the next month. Although one product, excessed by DRO, advertised in October had a production date of Nov 2019. Ie they claim to have bought...
Forum: Communications 11-03-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By country_boy
It will “ repeat” through a phone, but it still...

It will “ repeat” through a phone, but it still has to make a jump from house to house, which in my experience is outside the range of a smartphone. The fact you can see a neighbors access point...
Forum: Communications 11-02-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By country_boy
Can you really establish a smart phone to...

Can you really establish a smart phone to smartphone WiFi connection with you neighbors? It might work in an apartment, but not in neighborhoods Iíve been in. Weíve played with briar at work, but...
Forum: Urban Survival 11-02-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,608
Posted By country_boy
You can also use a air tank to reseat beads. ...

You can also use a air tank to reseat beads. BUt since I got me a CO2 tank with regulator, I never use my air tank.
Forum: Food and water 10-31-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By country_boy
You can challenge the filter with a small amount...

You can challenge the filter with a small amount of water with iodine or chlorine, and look for iodine or chlorine in the output. As zeke said, unless you have experience with that particular raw...
Forum: Food and water 10-31-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,776
Posted By country_boy
Note with a all American canner, you have a...

Note with a all American canner, you have a regulator, weight, and blowout plug. I have a backup regulator I added to mine only because I drilled and tapped it for 1/8Ē NPT to get steam output. I...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-31-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,633
Posted By country_boy
All of my 22s ( 3 Ruger autompistols, AA Glock...

All of my 22s ( 3 Ruger autompistols, AA Glock conversion, 4 10/22s, Auto 22, 2 Winchester bolt actions, M&P15 and an H&R revolver) shoot CCI minimags- it is neither the most accurate or most...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-31-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,731
Posted By country_boy
Not exactally, the prompt gamma from the...

Not exactally, the prompt gamma from the explosion knock electrons ( Compton scattering) off of the sparse atoms in the upper atmosphere. Some of these electrons travel forwards earth. They...
Forum: Food and water 10-29-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By country_boy
There story is total BS- they claim they...

There story is total BS- they claim they purchased these from someone called DRO- they also stated they ( the item I clicked on) a sept 19 mfg date. No way were these manufactured, shipped to a end...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 10-29-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By country_boy
The swabs were betadyn, which has a low...

The swabs were betadyn, which has a low concentration of free iodine. But Iíve had poor storage results with swabsticks in general. They are convienent, and it maintains sterility vs a reusable...
Forum: Food and water 10-29-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,884
Posted By country_boy
+Mung bean sprouts for cooking, and soybean...

+Mung bean sprouts for cooking, and soybean sprouts for eating as a dish ( cooked with garlic and a bit of sesame oil.)

Mung beans can be ground into a flour, mixed to form a batter, and used to...
Forum: Food and water 10-29-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,884
Posted By country_boy
What Zeke said, but factor in shipping. I bought...

What Zeke said, but factor in shipping. I bought most of my grain from a soccer mom in Atlanta who would order in bulk. Sheíd load the pallet in her stretch Yukon, and Iíd let her know if I would...
Forum: Financial Forum 10-29-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,082
Posted By country_boy
Ok, again why not? If I pay the interest every...

Ok, again why not? If I pay the interest every night.

I only included actions the banks take. If they didnít pay the interest, the debts would snowball, but with the debts collateralized, and...
Forum: Food and water 10-28-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,658
Posted By country_boy
Unless you are a grammar nazi, why do you...

Unless you are a grammar nazi, why do you distinguish beans from lentils? I donít see a lot of bean variety discussion, so I donít think they are neglected.

I store:
Chickpeas/pintos
Black...
Forum: Financial Forum 10-28-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,082
Posted By country_boy
Sure you can... I think you mean with a no...

Sure you can... I think you mean with a no interest grace period. But if you paid interest every day ( as the banks do) and often just varied the ballance, not the debt holder. And you pledged...
Forum: Financial Forum 10-28-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By country_boy
No what will improve energy issues is batteries...

No what will improve energy issues is batteries on the grid side, and/ or smart meters. Renewables, like nuke power, are affordable only when run for max power, fossil fuel plants have the advantage...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-21-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,353
Posted By country_boy
Here in AL, you donít need no tesspassing signs-...

Here in AL, you donít need no tesspassing signs- trees are often planted to mark the land boundary- they mark every tree on the line, also makes it harder to pull down a couple of signs and claim...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 10-21-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,330
Posted By country_boy
The warnings about not exposing the winch line...

The warnings about not exposing the winch line long term to UV stop me. I have synthetic on my tractor winch, but it has a canvis cover. I have multiple synthetic extension/ tow ropes ( tow meaning...
Forum: Events, Connections and Get togethers 10-20-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By country_boy
You ought to post whatís in them- I canít imagine...

You ought to post whatís in them- I canít imagine anything being worth $200/ bucket that is commonly packed in buckets except maybe organic Quinoa.
Forum: Food and water 10-19-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,017
Posted By country_boy
Oh, thatís yucky. I hate fatty cuts of meat, and...

Oh, thatís yucky. I hate fatty cuts of meat, and donít care to eat bacon( though I like the flavor). To each their own.

Iíve been burned in a few Korean restaurants where they served extremely...
Forum: Food and water 10-19-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By country_boy
I’m not really sure what you expect- the two key...

I’m not really sure what you expect- the two key parts in a freeze dryer are the vacuum pump and vacuum chamber. Maybe you could use the compressor to initially freeze the food, discarding the rest...
Forum: Food and water 10-19-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,239
Posted By country_boy
But itís still a defect in the study- the results...

But itís still a defect in the study- the results are only applicable to draft age white males with above average intelligence- might even find some ethnic biases within that.

It is what it is. ...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-18-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,166
Posted By country_boy
So they reserved band 14 for LTE, not the whole...

So they reserved band 14 for LTE, not the whole 700MHz band. AT&T got the contract. Iím skeptical of them allowing g commercial use of band 14- lots of stuff doesnít support it yet. Iíve see non...
Forum: Communications 10-16-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,477
Posted By country_boy
For NVIS you care about the part +-20 degrees...

For NVIS you care about the part +-20 degrees from vertical, and stright up is just as orthogonal to the wire as East or west.

But near the ground say 0.2 lands, it looks kind of like a yagi-...
Forum: Communications 10-16-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,477
Posted By country_boy
Got a spare 80m yagi? You are just playing if...

Got a spare 80m yagi? You are just playing if you canít do 80 and 40 m ( 20 m will work at times, but if you are limited to 20m, you are playing with NVS rather than having it as a tool to use when...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-16-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,166
Posted By country_boy
The first net may be a boom or bust. I think it...

The first net may be a boom or bust. I think it will be fine for MDTs.

But LTE will likely replace the air interface of LMR over time- just as it will for the military. This could be done at 150...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-15-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,731
Posted By country_boy
A single layer of aluminum foil is going to suck...

A single layer of aluminum foil is going to suck because it wonít be continuous- ALuminum either needs some really clean, or really high pressure joints to made a low impedance connection due to...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-15-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,731
Posted By country_boy
Bull****. Have you ever heard of Airforce 1?...

Bull****.

Have you ever heard of Airforce 1? NAOC? TACMO? AWACS? These are all strategic aircraft, all hardened and specifically tested against EMP, and they are not tethered to the ground...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 10-14-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By country_boy
What Islamic country did you think could go...

What Islamic country did you think could go nuclear with Pakistan? Or you call all dark skin people Hajis?

Even the Russians supported an atmospheric test ban treaty. Itís really not nice to...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 10-13-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By country_boy
Everyone automatically assumes big warhead +...

Everyone automatically assumes big warhead + surface burst = huge mushroom cloud, fallout, plus debris injected into the stratosphere.

I’d agree with this statement, and it’s true at least down...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-12-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,166
Posted By country_boy
The bigger impact is windload and antenna space. ...

The bigger impact is windload and antenna space. The antenna and coax increase the wind load on the antenna tower and you usually don’t want two antennas at the same level, espically on the same...
Forum: Communications 10-07-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By country_boy
The FCC is funded by congress. The terms of...

The FCC is funded by congress. The terms of their funding say the appropriation (around $400,000,000) shall be offset by collections made by the FCC, resulting in a final expected appropriation of...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-07-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,717
Posted By country_boy
And it doesnít. US Constitution doesnít levy...

And it doesnít.

US Constitution doesnít levy any more restriction on USMC than say the national endowment for the arts. Posse comitatus places some limitation ( with exceptions) on civil domestic...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 10-06-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Posted By country_boy
When I bought mine, Forrest was the highest rated...

When I bought mine, Forrest was the highest rated unit- made in USA- Iíve been very happy. No one other than a woodworking magazine is going to compare two quality stacked dados, ie Freud and...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 10-02-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,410
Posted By country_boy
Delta airlines has really neat ďbrush guardsĒ...

Delta airlines has really neat ďbrush guardsĒ (pushbumpers) with a pipe that wraps around the front fender well and drop down to be the outside of a nerf bar/running board. Iíve asked the ground...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 10-01-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,410
Posted By country_boy
Last truck had a hydraulic winch bumper. Local...

Last truck had a hydraulic winch bumper. Local trailer shop found me a brush guard of 5/16 flat bar, with some joke tubes protecting the radiator. Bought it cut away everything but the heavy metal...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-30-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,082
Posted By country_boy
They arenít but SSís bonds, but instead bonds...

They arenít but SSís bonds, but instead bonds held by banks who are unable to get overnight loans against them. So the fed holds bonds instead of cash.

They are not doing this to inject cash is...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-29-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By country_boy
Iím in a similar situation, but itís not honest...

Iím in a similar situation, but itís not honest to imply itís all taxes, itís Tax, $1600 in 401(k), 500 in Roth IRA, 200 in FSA, $500 in health ins, dental, life.

Being able to telecommute ( or...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-27-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,670
Posted By country_boy
We did a survey of hundreds of tanks we own or...

We did a survey of hundreds of tanks we own or lease in the S.E. most of these were installed after 1990. Maybe 1/2 have a wet leg- for the propane company to empty the tank before moving it. As a...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-27-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,700
Posted By country_boy
Iíve paid $120/ ft for boring-300í max required...

Iíve paid $120/ ft for boring-300í max required bore- it was across an airport- almost 3/4 million for a mile which doesnít include cable. That was 15 years ago- I ended up buying a boring rig...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-26-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,265
Posted By country_boy
24 guys with AKs might take a grid down ( there...

24 guys with AKs might take a grid down ( there are 3), might even be able to do two, but not at a level that affects national security- we can restore the grid within a day or two, now rolling...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-25-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,700
Posted By country_boy
I donít think the public wants infrastructure...

I donít think the public wants infrastructure planning, they want wireless with no cell towers, electricity with no pole lines and broadband with nor digging up the ROW.
Forum: Financial Forum 09-25-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By country_boy
So you believe in debitor prisions? Iím sure the...

So you believe in debitor prisions? Iím sure the banks would love that one.

Can we throwing striking workers in jail too, if they leave me ďin harms wayĒ ( vacation runs longer than planned.). In...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-25-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By country_boy
Just to cover ALL the bases- there is a chance...

Just to cover ALL the bases- there is a chance there are windows about withdrawal options that open at 59-1/2 and may close. You didnít indicate if this was a pension, 401(k), TSP, 457(b), or...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-25-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By country_boy
Kind of hard to honor tickets when your planes...

Kind of hard to honor tickets when your planes aren’t flying. And as soon as you face insolvency, a first world CAA will shut you down less you try to piece an operation together with your remaining...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-25-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,670
Posted By country_boy
Yep, one story is a ASME tank, if not also...

Yep, one story is a ASME tank, if not also stamped DOT, can’t be moved with product inside (including vapor). State CMV officer says, what about all those used (ASME) propane tanks the dealers...
Forum: Communications 09-24-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By country_boy
RG-223 is the high quality double shielded...

RG-223 is the high quality double shielded version of RG-58. But I doubt loss is lower. Often time, as quality is increased on small coax, loss is sacrificed for durability. LMR cables take the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-24-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,700
Posted By country_boy
Money is the answer, what was the question? ...

Money is the answer, what was the question? Underground transmission and distribution are insanely expensive. Aerial lines rely on having bare metal conductors in free air to dissipate the heat...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-24-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,155
Posted By country_boy
I really like the steel toe extra tuffs- they are...

I really like the steel toe extra tuffs- they are the Alaskan state footwear. Above that, maybe waders. If you are just prepping for a flood, get waders, unlikely to have floods that donít go above...
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