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Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 05-25-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,222
Posted By kayak
The hard part for me is the fact that I sling...

The hard part for me is the fact that I sling heavy objects around on a daily basis in my normal life. If it's under 50 pounds and has a convenient way to hold it, it's a one hand job and anything...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-25-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,598
Posted By kayak
I travel a lot for work and use both a car...

I travel a lot for work and use both a car charger, portable batteries, and serious 110v wall chargers on a daily basis. As absurd as it sounds, I'm usually taking my phone and 2 tablets (one for...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 05-25-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,222
Posted By kayak
Just a quick update: Got the surgery...

Just a quick update:

Got the surgery yesterday. Outpatient laparoscopic repair with mesh. I prepaid cash, and while I'm waiting for the final bill (of course the prepaid amount is just an...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-16-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,066
Posted By kayak
It's not the easiest option, but as others have...

It's not the easiest option, but as others have stated, a shovel and a rake or 2 (I prefer a narrow one with long tines to break up big clumps, then a wider garden rake to smooth things out) will get...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-25-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,512
Posted By kayak
I'm just assuming that no matter what happens on...

I'm just assuming that no matter what happens on election night things will be bad sometime in the reasonably near future. We're already overdue for an economic downturn, foreign relations are less...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-24-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,001
Posted By kayak
You might want to have somebody else fire that...

You might want to have somebody else fire that thing while you stand a little ways off to get a better idea of how loud it is. I've built quite a few pneumatic/compressed gas launchers, ranging from...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 04-15-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,829
Posted By kayak
He glued a tiny plane iron to a larger one.

He glued a tiny plane iron to a larger one.
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 04-14-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,829
Posted By kayak
Took me a second to realize what I was looking at...

Took me a second to realize what I was looking at there.

My personal favorite for a "How am I gonna sharpen this?" item was when I had a customer request that I find him a pair of functional auger...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 04-14-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,829
Posted By kayak
I don't normally handle power tool blades for...

I don't normally handle power tool blades for other people.....but I've yet to be given an edge I couldn't sharpen freehand when challenged. And while I cant guarantee them being identical down to...
Forum: Food and water 04-13-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By kayak
Not something a lot of people seem to think of,...

Not something a lot of people seem to think of, but depending on your needs, it might be worth checking out a couple restaurant supply websites and looking at commercial dehydrators. They tend to be...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 04-11-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,829
Posted By kayak
Haha....want to race? For a 4in knife, I can go...

Haha....want to race? For a 4in knife, I can go from dulled on a brick to shaving hair off my arm in 2-3 minutes.
Forum: Food and water 04-10-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,620
Posted By kayak
Freeze Dried Mozzarella

Looking for any input from people who have used one or more of the commercial freeze dried mozzarellas.

Is there one you recommend? Any you suggest I stay away from? This is gonna be one of my...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-10-2019, 01:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,870
Posted By kayak
Traveled a bit where washing machines weren't...

Traveled a bit where washing machines weren't available, and laundry service was less than practical. For those times a bar of Fels-Naptha in the sink or bathtub and some elbow grease does the job.
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 04-10-2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,829
Posted By kayak
Late to the party, but part of what I do for a...

Late to the party, but part of what I do for a living involves sharpening knives and other edged tools.

That means I have north of $2000 in sharpening stones in my big kit, plus assorted other...
Forum: Financial Forum 04-04-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By kayak
One of the things you may discover pretty quickly...

One of the things you may discover pretty quickly is that some things are priced very subjectively.

A while back I lucked into a folding knife that someone paid to have some very nicely done jade...
Forum: Edible & Non-Edible Plants 04-03-2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,516
Posted By kayak
Narrowing it down to a state might not be the...

Narrowing it down to a state might not be the best way to look at things. Just because something grows in the same state doesn't mean it grows anywhere near where you are. California has both desert...
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 04-02-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,691
Posted By kayak
While I appreciate the difference between hollow...

While I appreciate the difference between hollow points, flat points and round nose bullets (though at standard 22 velocities and ranges I've rarely seen reliable expansion), the toughness of...
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 04-01-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,691
Posted By kayak
Old thread and I'm guessing the OP has long since...

Old thread and I'm guessing the OP has long since moved on.

But for those that are wondering, squirrels are actually very tough little critters for their size. Most any .22lr CAN kill them pretty...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 03-30-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,961
Posted By kayak
Late to the party.... But someone else raised the...

Late to the party.... But someone else raised the thread from the dead...so why not.

As someone who makes a living selling sharp stuff, and who has tested a A LOT of axes, machetes and big...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 03-29-2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,568
Posted By kayak
I want to preface this by saying I have basic...

I want to preface this by saying I have basic training on everything in the kit, and some practical experience with the vast majority of it. Dont stock up on stuff you dont know how to safely use...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 03-26-2019, 03:35 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,764
Posted By kayak
Speaking as a man who is about a decade too old...

Speaking as a man who is about a decade too old to have been given the option to be vaccinated for HPV, I'd like to point some things out to you.

Statistically speaking, nearly all sexually...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 03-23-2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By kayak
I thought it was a decent movie overall....but...

I thought it was a decent movie overall....but what really impressed me about it was the CGI. Not just the fight scenes or the background visuals (though I definitely enjoyed them). The thing that...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 03-23-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,764
Posted By kayak
The day you can prove you have no disease causing...

The day you can prove you have no disease causing microorganisms or viruses in your body is the day you can claim you pose no risk of transmitting a disease....and that day will never come. The...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 03-22-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,764
Posted By kayak
Some threads just make me sad for where society...

Some threads just make me sad for where society is going.....

Get your kids vaccinated folks.
Get your own vaccines too.

The second you're staring down the barrel of a potentially fatal...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 03-22-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,951
Posted By kayak
This is actually something I've followed off and...

This is actually something I've followed off and on over the years....probably related to my dinosaur obsession as a child (I very much wanted to be a paleontologist).

At the end of the day, I'm...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 03-22-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,951
Posted By kayak
Airbursts like this are relatively common. While...

Airbursts like this are relatively common. While this was a moderately large one, it's not that big.

To put it into perspective, depending on what study you follow, something that size is likely...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-22-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,240
Posted By kayak
Definite +1 on these. I haven't actually...

Definite +1 on these.

I haven't actually timed one from start to finish, but from just burning some off and on, I figure these burn for at least 72 hours.
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 03-21-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,222
Posted By kayak
Hernia surgery.

Well, unfortunately I've been diagnosed with a small, reducible umbilical hernia. Not entirely suprising as they run in the family and what I do for a living requires semi-regular lifting and...
Forum: Food and water 03-11-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,083
Posted By kayak
I used to travel through some pretty desolate...

I used to travel through some pretty desolate territory that could have seen me snowbound in my truck with a pretty long walk to the nearest help in a worst case scenario, so I kept about a weeks...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 02-24-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By kayak
This is kinda like asking how tall is a...

This is kinda like asking how tall is a tree....the answer is...it depends on the tree.

It all comes down to weight distribution, the angle of the surface you're on, side loading from wind and...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 02-24-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,522
Posted By kayak
As many have said, a good antenna will go a long...

As many have said, a good antenna will go a long way, that close to a major city I assume you will have no problem getting ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, NBC, PBS and a good number of other smaller (and...
Forum: Rifle Forum 01-26-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 541
Posted By kayak
Kel-Tec RFB and RDB opinions.

Okay, before I get into the meat of it...knowing the way some react to the mention of Kel-Tec...if you're the person who clicked on here purely to tell me you have never and would never buy one...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 01-13-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,521
Posted By kayak
For an occasional use small camp saw, I suggest a...

For an occasional use small camp saw, I suggest a Silky Gomboy 300. The extra blade length speeds up cuts significantly, and because they rubberize the handle differently, it doesn't add much weight...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-13-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,772
Posted By kayak
Survivalism coming back into vogue?

Just like any social trend, survivalism by it's many names tends to come and go in cycles.

For example, you had the fallout shelter/bunker building of the 50s and 60s, the famine/peak oil/general...
Forum: Food and water 09-26-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By kayak
I'm going to be mildly contrarian on this one. ...

I'm going to be mildly contrarian on this one.

Yes, as a whole, grocery store produce is going to be on the bland side compared to home grown. Some of it is related to how it is grown/what variety...
Forum: Financial Forum 08-31-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By kayak
I'm definitely not advocating others do what I...

I'm definitely not advocating others do what I do, but I'm moderately comfortable where my risk level is. I have a pretty solid local customer base (it's hard to nail down, but probably north of 50%...
Forum: Financial Forum 08-31-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By kayak
Good advice for most, though I'm in a slightly...

Good advice for most, though I'm in a slightly different situation owning my own business. I don't have much in terms of traditional investments (it's on the list though) most every spare penny over...
Forum: Financial Forum 08-31-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By kayak
Where to buy silver online?

Apologies if this as already been answered, I did a quick scroll and didn't see anything recent but who knows what I might have missed.

What reputable online sellers are people buying silver from?...
Forum: Food and water 08-29-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,044
Posted By kayak
You're correct that Michigan is in the goiter...

You're correct that Michigan is in the goiter belt, best option is just to stock up on iodine, be it in iodized salt, iodine rich foods, suppliments or even elemental iodine. We just don't have...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-17-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,901
Posted By kayak
This is a subject I've put some thought into in...

This is a subject I've put some thought into in the past, and being from Michigan hopefully I can be of some help.

The short answer that applies to any location, free range your birds as much as...
Forum: The Tech Zone 08-13-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,928
Posted By kayak
Ingoring all the back and forth going on.....in a...

Ingoring all the back and forth going on.....in a word...YES.

Assuming the house is of reasonable size, you can have every room wired for cat6 using maybe $300 in materials (assuming you put a...
Forum: The Tech Zone 08-13-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By kayak
It's been a minute since I set it up, but KODI...

It's been a minute since I set it up, but KODI has an option to look deeper into file structure.....I want to say it's a check box when you add media......recursive scanning or something along those...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-11-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,206
Posted By kayak
I guess I should clarify, I'm not really looking...

I guess I should clarify, I'm not really looking for direct advice. More just wondering how other people think.

While I'm only in my early 30s, I've been of the prepping mindset to some extent...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-11-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,206
Posted By kayak
Priorities and duration. How long do you prep for and why?

I started doing a bit of an inventory on some of my gear this morning, primarily looking at my first aid/medical supplies for any issues/holes, and started comparing them to other categories of gear...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-11-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,672
Posted By kayak
Caffeine pills (Jet Alert from Walmart) tend to...

Caffeine pills (Jet Alert from Walmart) tend to be the best bang for your buck (both money and weight-wise) in an easily metered dose. I used to have to do a 500 mile drive over boring and often...
Forum: The Tech Zone 08-08-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By kayak
Late to the party on this, but so was everyone...

Late to the party on this, but so was everyone else it seems.

I run Kodi inside a full install of Raspbian on a rPi3 without issue. The only thing you might run into is having to dedicate more of...
Forum: Communications 11-08-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,939
Posted By kayak
Guess I should clarify what I mean by...

Guess I should clarify what I mean by inexpensive. If I have to pay a few hundred bucks at each end, I'm okay with that.....$500 at each end might be a bit much.
Forum: Communications 11-08-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,939
Posted By kayak
Again....not saying I'm unwilling to get...

Again....not saying I'm unwilling to get licensed, plan to do it someday. Just looking for options short of putting a tower in the back yard at both ends right now.
Forum: Communications 11-07-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,939
Posted By kayak
Inexpensive radio for use across 10 miles of rolling hills?

The title pretty much says it. I'm looking to be able to communicate with family about 10 miles away across rolling wooded hills and farmland without the use of a repeater.

I'm hoping there is...
Forum: Food and water 10-28-2017, 04:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,854
Posted By kayak
Okay.....yes burning alcohol indoors is generally...

Okay.....yes burning alcohol indoors is generally considered the safest fuel option. But.....

Despite some of the nonsense you hear/read it's not perfectly safe. I've even had people try and tell...
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