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Forum: Food and water Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
3 inches seems to be about right. ...

3 inches seems to be about right.






Yes.

I have changed the oil on our unit many times. Re-filtering the oil is not as easy as they make it sound.
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 10-02-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 29,776
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
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Forum: Jokes, Humor & Music 10-02-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
I saw a story about his headstone, so I googled...

I saw a story about his headstone, so I googled the name to verify the story. The original story that I saw was fake. But the real headstone is funny.
Forum: Jokes, Humor & Music 10-02-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
Russell James Larsen 16 Dec 1921 - 26 Jan 1983...

Russell James Larsen
16 Dec 1921 - 26 Jan 1983 (aged 61)

BURIAL: Logan, Cache County, Utah

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2006/304/16419524_116243386717.jpg

Inscription:
Two things I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,221
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
The school board needs to have a written policy...

The school board needs to have a written policy [carefully crafted by a lawyer] to avoid lawsuits from all trans-gender students.

If the teacher signed this policy, and then refused to follow it,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 710
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
The attacker was very determined. Nothing was...

The attacker was very determined. Nothing was going to prevent the incident. He is fortunate the attacker did not have a firearm.

If he had radioed for backup, that delay would have been enough...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 710
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
When he was rear-ended he should have called for...

When he was rear-ended he should have called for back-up.

When I was assigned LEO duties that was our procedure.
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 6,200
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
I served in an era when they were not advancing...

I served in an era when they were not advancing many E-6s to E7. During Clintons 'right-sizing' to 'draw-down' the total size of the US military.

I reached 20 years as an E-6.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-23-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
2019 Common Ground Fair, Keynote speaker

Carey Gillam; Research Director of U.S. Right to Know, investigative journalist and author of “Whitewash – The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science” delivers the keynote...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 09-18-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 29,776
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
A couple years ago I remember watching a...

A couple years ago I remember watching a documentary about population growth.

For any culture to continue to exist you need to a birth rate of 2.6 but the 'white' culture of each European nation...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,585
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
The masses of sheep living in cities will be the...

The masses of sheep living in cities will be the hardest hit.

Rural folks and more especially off-grid self-sufficient folks will be affected the least.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-16-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
You might benefit from talking to the...

You might benefit from talking to the manufacturer directly.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-16-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
yes. Do you have some reason to...

yes.




Do you have some reason to think your battery has sulfur build-up?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-16-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,455
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
Stock what you eat, eat what you stock. Grow...

Stock what you eat, eat what you stock.
Grow /produce what you eat.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-16-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
All voltage measurement is supposed to be VOC,...

All voltage measurement is supposed to be VOC, meaning Open Circuit measurements.

Your batteries sat for 3 months and dropped their charge to 40% SOC.
Forum: Jokes, Humor & Music 09-16-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 825
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
"WETA-TV, virtual channel 26 (UHF digital channel...

"WETA-TV, virtual channel 26 (UHF digital channel 31), is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station licensed to the American capital city of Washington, District of Columbia."...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,150
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
On the solar power forums that I am on: ...

On the solar power forums that I am on:
'net-metering' is the term for systems that can put power onto the grid.

:)
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,150
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
My system has a grid connection. It can use grid...

My system has a grid connection. It can use grid power as an 'aux. input'. So we are 'tied' to the grid, but we can never put our power onto the grid.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,150
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
In most SHTF scenarios, the grid will be down. So...

In most SHTF scenarios, the grid will be down. So all net-metering systems will be down also.

If you have a generator and fuel, you can make your own power until your fuel runs out.

An off-grid...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,150
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
I think the term you are looking for is...

I think the term you are looking for is 'net-metering'.

When the grid goes down [as it often does here on the East Coast], all net-metered homes lose power too.

The majority of solar powered...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,182
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
I do not smoke tobacco. My wife does, she shifted...

I do not smoke tobacco. My wife does, she shifted to a low tar menthol. But she refuses to quit.

Is anyone aware are there any 'benefits' to vaping?

Aside from the occasional smoker who needs...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,150
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
I am not sure what accounts to a 'green' benefit....

I am not sure what accounts to a 'green' benefit.

I want to be free of petroleum as much as possible.

I was an adult during our last petroleum shortage, I am certain there will be more of those...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,150
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
My hybrid plugin charges up for a 25-mile trip...

My hybrid plugin charges up for a 25-mile trip everyday.

If it had a battery capable of covering a 500-mile trip. I could see limiting my daily driving to less than 25 miles, so I could save-up...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,150
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
People have been converting petroleum-powered...

People have been converting petroleum-powered vehicles to electric since 1900.

Many posts in this thread are about politics. Some posters seem to fear that an electric vehicle will somehow...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,150
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
I charge my plug-in hybrid from my household...

I charge my plug-in hybrid from my household current, which is supplied by my solar system.

I attend regular meetings at a place where they have two charging stations available to the public for...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,150
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
Across the street from my Toyota dealership is a...

Across the street from my Toyota dealership is a 'Ruby Tuesday' restaurant. In the restaurant parking lot is a dozen charging stations for Teslas. They want people to sit down and have a meal during...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,150
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
Post-SHTF who cares what city folks do?

Post-SHTF who cares what city folks do?
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,150
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
We are on a Survivalist Forum. How else are you...

We are on a Survivalist Forum. How else are you preparing for the next petroleum shortage?
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,150
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
My solar power system generates enough power to...

My solar power system generates enough power to power my house and to recharge my plug-in hybrid car.

I have neighbors who use a combination of solar and wind to power their homes.

One day I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,150
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
Some cities have updated their building codes to...

Some cities have updated their building codes to now require charging stations in all parking spots in apartment complexes.





Where I live many employers have 120vac outlets at every parking...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,150
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
That was true ten years ago.

That was true ten years ago.
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,150
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
So long as solar and wind provide over 200% of...

So long as solar and wind provide over 200% of what is needed for recharging vehicles, what is the problem?
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,150
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
Before my wife retired, her employer encouraged...

Before my wife retired, her employer encouraged the idea of running an extension cord out to the parking lot to re-charge her car.

If there were other employees driving plug-in cars they might...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 09-02-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,523
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
When petroleum stops flowing it will again be...

When petroleum stops flowing it will again be SHTF.

If you want to stick to a gasoline fueled vehicle, you might want to consider towing something like a M-149 Trailer, that can haul 400 gallons...
Forum: Food and water 09-02-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
Yes, I have a 1/2 gallon mason jar loaded with...

Yes, I have a 1/2 gallon mason jar loaded with orange zest all dried and powdered.

Nobody wants it.

I have been a vendor in Farmer's Markets since 2007. We produce a wide selection of herbs....
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,150
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
My farm uses solar power. We re-charge our...

My farm uses solar power. We re-charge our plug-in hybrid sedan using our household solar power.

About 80% of my driving is EV.

So far we have seen that it is near ideal for rural New England....
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-01-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,450
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
We keep a 5-gallon bucket with two plungers next...

We keep a 5-gallon bucket with two plungers next to our washing machine.

A few times we have had to shift to doing our laundry manually.
Forum: Food and water 09-01-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,673
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
I grow tea. It will not survive the winters here...

I grow tea. It will not survive the winters here so I must bring them indoors for the winter.

I also grow mint and stevia.

My year-round drink is green tea with mint and stevia.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-28-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,774
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
We have all that in Maine too.

We have all that in Maine too.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-27-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,619
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
I am confident with hot-water-bath [high acid]...

I am confident with hot-water-bath [high acid] canning, and [lo-acid] pressure-cooked canning.

We have a wood-fired cookstove and I can use it.
Forum: The Tech Zone 08-27-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,849
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
apartment complex, Starbucks, McDonalds,...

apartment complex, Starbucks, McDonalds, restaurants, rest area, public libraries, ...

The OP asked about in the wilderness.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-24-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,619
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
I do most of the gardening and raising the...

I do most of the gardening and raising the livestock. My wife does the canning. We both cook.
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,433
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
Rogue Mercenary

Rogue Mercenary
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-18-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,774
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
That is great! :) Now get to work.

That is great! :)

Now get to work.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 08-17-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,523
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
For Post-SHTF the first thing to prepare a...

For Post-SHTF the first thing to prepare a vehicle for is the EMP pulse. The second thing to prepare for is no more petroleum.

If your vehicle can withstand an EMP, and if you can re-fuel it...
Forum: Food and water 08-16-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
It is good that you are doing some research and...

It is good that you are doing some research and figuring out a backup plan.
Forum: Jokes, Humor & Music 08-16-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,361
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
My wife is big. Her last job was working in...

My wife is big.

Her last job was working in a warehouse. One time a forklift was moving a pallet of junk and its brake failed. It rolled down a slope on the loading dock and it pinned my wife...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
I was told that 3/4" copper tubing hammered flat...

I was told that 3/4" copper tubing hammered flat into a bar, would work just fine.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-12-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,973
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
I interviewed a bunch of homeowners on solar...

I interviewed a bunch of homeowners on solar power before I built our solar power system. The consensus I got was that everyone will kill their first battery-bank before it reaches 10 years old....
Forum: New Member Introduction 08-11-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By ForestBeekeeper
Welcome :) Will you be attending the Common...

Welcome :)

Will you be attending the Common Ground Fair?http://www.mofga.org/The-Fair
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