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Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum Today, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 573
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Yeah, it appears that a good filtering, perhaps...

Yeah, it appears that a good filtering, perhaps two stage, a good boil and something like Aquamira is the most effective all-encompassing treatment.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum Today, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 573
Posted By Major Mjolnir
2009 guidance from the CDC:...

2009 guidance from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/travel/backcountry_water_treatment.html

Protozoa - Cryptosporidium

...Methods that may remove some or all of...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 01-17-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 890
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Otzi, the 'Ice Man's' ax was 99.7% pure copper...

Otzi, the 'Ice Man's' ax was 99.7% pure copper and had been cast in a mold, cooled and then compressed by hammering. http://www.iceman.it/en/equipment/

One of the great mysteries of N. American...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 01-17-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,735
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Yep ...sorry, feel like I just shot 'Bambi'. ;)

Yep ...sorry, feel like I just shot 'Bambi'. ;)
Forum: Food and water 01-16-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,439
Posted By Major Mjolnir
The internet is full of grinders hooked to...

The internet is full of grinders hooked to bicycles and animals - especially children. ;) Many of the high end grinders come with pulleys designed for motors - not hard to use a bicycle frame.
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 01-15-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,257
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Yeah, I see that now, sorry. Saw the word silky...

Yeah, I see that now, sorry. Saw the word silky and immediately pictured my 240. 🤦
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 01-14-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,257
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Buck Knives 0755BKM Folding Saw - 6.25" Off-Set...

Buck Knives 0755BKM Folding Saw - 6.25" Off-Set Tooth Saw Blade - Molded ABS Plastic Handle - Closed Length: 8.5
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 01-12-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,221
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Box Elder is reputedly a good substrate for...

Box Elder is reputedly a good substrate for Oyster mushrooms : http://www.waldeneffect.org/20090209shiitake/
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-12-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Not to jump in front of @Hick Industries but yes...

Not to jump in front of @Hick Industries but yes that is 60 pounds of grain per bushel. The 'stalks' are valuable as straw for insulation, ground cover, etc.
Forum: Food and water 01-12-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,439
Posted By Major Mjolnir
I consider these three and a heavy duty food mill...

I consider these three and a heavy duty food mill not pictured as a base level prep for manual food grinding/maceration. The Porkert 'poppy' seed grinder handles smaller seeds - poppy, flax, etc. and...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 01-12-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,807
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Before more modern chemicals came along we used...

Before more modern chemicals came along we used to use sulfur dust when riding horses or hiking in 'deer' tick season.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-10-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By Major Mjolnir
While there is a grain of correctness in that...

While there is a grain of correctness in that statement, I think it's a little over-blown. Native Americans have included 'sunchokes' in their diet for a very long time. Champlain took the tuber back...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-09-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Yeah, they typically have a lot of 'knobs' or...

Yeah, they typically have a lot of 'knobs' or ridges and you'll see tiny dark colored 'eyes' on the knobs. Oikos is a reputable dealer but you may be able to find them at a local Farmer's market.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-09-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By Major Mjolnir
I think they are talking about Jerusalem...

I think they are talking about Jerusalem artichoke which can be a viable silage: "The quality of artichoke tops make them a suitable livestock feed, but the forage quality has no advantage over other...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-09-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Jerusalem artichoke is a wonderful addition to a...

Jerusalem artichoke is a wonderful addition to a gardener/forager's repertoire, "Apios americana" aka 'Ground nut' may be even better. In reality 'preppers' should grow both if they can.
" Around...
Forum: Food and water 01-09-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,691
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Took many a bath as a youngster in an old No. 2...

Took many a bath as a youngster in an old No. 2 galvanized wash tub.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 01-07-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,807
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Early Spring and Fall I often include the sibling...

Early Spring and Fall I often include the sibling to the Swiss Army candle lantern in the first pic in my pack along with a couple of large trash bags for possible use as a Palmer furnace....
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 01-07-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,735
Posted By Major Mjolnir
So well in fact that there is a vigorous debate...

So well in fact that there is a vigorous debate among ecologists in Australia and California where Blue-Gum Eucalyptus has naturalized/invaded if gum trees evolved despite the effects of fire or with...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 01-07-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,735
Posted By Major Mjolnir
https://www.newsweek.com/australia-wildfires-arson...

https://www.newsweek.com/australia-wildfires-arson-new-south-wales-police-1480733
"New South Wales police said that since the beginning of November, 24 people have been charged over allegedly...
Forum: The Tech Zone 01-06-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 841
Posted By Major Mjolnir
If you end up getting an ink jet, which is what I...

If you end up getting an ink jet, which is what I would do if I didn't print regularly, have someone setup a 'cron job' on linux or 'task scheduler' in windows to print a test page on a regular...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 01-04-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,735
Posted By Major Mjolnir
I feel sorry for the people affected. Climate can...

I feel sorry for the people affected. Climate can and does change. During the Medieval Warm Period California had droughts that lasted decade(s) possibly more than a century.
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,455
Posted By Major Mjolnir
" Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump ....Iran...

"
Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
....Iran will be held fully responsible for lives lost, or damage incurred, at any of our facilities. They will pay a very BIG PRICE! This is not a Warning, it...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 01-02-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,302
Posted By Major Mjolnir
...and a cooper's froe from here:...

...and a cooper's froe from here: https://shakerml.org/object/?id=2740
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 01-02-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Major Mjolnir
I like to tie the 'Butterfly' with the twist...

I like to tie the 'Butterfly' with the twist method but either way it's a great loop to know.
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 01-02-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,302
Posted By Major Mjolnir
@drobs Nice link, as was the one from the...

@drobs Nice link, as was the one from the previous poster. My point isn't that a person should not know how to baton with a knife or how to use a fabricated wedge but that in most cases battoning...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 01-02-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,302
Posted By Major Mjolnir
"Quote: Originally Posted by Major Mjolnir View...

"Quote:
Originally Posted by Major Mjolnir View Post
People keep saying that the technique of batoning wood [with a knife] is historically documented. If it is I can't find anything previous to...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-31-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,713
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Probably a little optimistic. Even with the best...

Probably a little optimistic. Even with the best conditions you might get +/- 355 gallons on average, minus the fuel used to produce and process the beans. Still significant, not a panacea but a good...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-30-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,713
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Many of the old ones you find today, such as...

Many of the old ones you find today, such as mine, have been converted to 6 or 12v sysems. Mine starts and runs great.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-27-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,244
Posted By Major Mjolnir
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/12105557685980...

https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/1210555768598085632

"-56F sets a new record low at Bettles, Alaska (Dec 27th)"
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 12-27-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,302
Posted By Major Mjolnir
People keep saying that the technique of batoning...

People keep saying that the technique of batoning wood is historically documented. If it is I can't find anything previous to say, the prior 25 years, that describe it as a recommended procedure. If...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 12-25-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,301
Posted By Major Mjolnir
I pulled down two USGS topos from here this...

I pulled down two USGS topos from here this morning, one for my AO in Ky and another from 'Garden of the Gods' Ill for a post in another thread:...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 12-25-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,006
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Thanks, I knew if anyone knew or would give it a...

Thanks, I knew if anyone knew or would give it a try it would probably be you. ;)
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 12-25-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,006
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Has anyone who has one of these lighters tried to...

Has anyone who has one of these lighters tried to ignite magnesium wire?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-24-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,713
Posted By Major Mjolnir
`@lasers Your right charcoal does seem to be a...

`@lasers Your right charcoal does seem to be a much 'cleaner' fuel. I've done small scale experimenting with both types. I've 'lurked' for a long time at https://forum.driveonwood.com/
It's my...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-24-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,713
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Oh, I agree that woodgas is, as I stated, 'dirty...

Oh, I agree that woodgas is, as I stated, 'dirty and inefficient' but that doesn't keep it from being an effective first step to recovery after a shtf event. I have nothing against steam power per...
Forum: The Tech Zone 12-24-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,653
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Many or even most newer machines, especially...

Many or even most newer machines, especially laptops, no longer have a serial port so it might be a good idea for people to also pick up a usb to serial cable and perhaps a female to female and male...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-23-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,244
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Possible low -4xs headed for Fairbanks first week...

Possible low -4xs headed for Fairbanks first week in Jan.
Forum: The Tech Zone 12-23-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,653
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Might be of interest if you don't have it...

Might be of interest if you don't have it already: "The FreeDOS 1.3 RC2 distribution was released 9 December 2019." http://wiki.freedos.org/wiki/index.php/Releases/1.3/RC2
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 12-23-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,097
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Never tried it but it looks as if it would be a...

Never tried it but it looks as if it would be a ton of work. 'Proving' that a given method works better than others requires multiple large scale trials including control groups over a significant...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-21-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Nice work on the new maps. My basic process is to...

Nice work on the new maps. My basic process is to set Google Earth to use the Military Grid Reference system and then add a placemark. Move it to the proper location and the MGR will display in the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-21-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,085
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Yep, not a 'Rotten Apple' among my junk. ;) ...

Yep, not a 'Rotten Apple' among my junk. ;)

4 - HP/C Jornada 820 - WindowsCE 2.11
All of them will also run Debian with 2.4 Kernel from CF flash card.

1 - Husky Fex21 with vehicle mount -...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-20-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 39,022
Views: 5,563,483
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Christmas whiskey is bought, ribs and loin are...

Christmas whiskey is bought, ribs and loin are defrosting in the fridge, shoulder and makings for 'tater' salad is at Sister's. Ho, Ho, Ho. :)
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 12-20-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,097
Posted By Major Mjolnir
I've never grown any but my understanding is that...

I've never grown any but my understanding is that the blight usually doesn't appear till somewhere around age 6 -7. There are treatment methods for lesions at lower heights but apparently as the tree...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 12-20-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By Major Mjolnir
@Christian Nice post. I love anything perennial....

@Christian Nice post. I love anything perennial. Hopefully Oikos and others can up the seed production and 'bean' size of "Phaseolus polystachios" aka 'Thicket Bean.' :
"In 2018 our yields measured...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 12-19-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,228
Posted By Major Mjolnir
I've pretty much retired the old 110 I've worn...

I've pretty much retired the old 110 I've worn most of the last 35 years. These days I've almost always got my Izula in horizontal carry and my old Leatherman Supertool on my belt.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-19-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,713
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Exactly - or wood gas. Tens if not hundreds of...

Exactly - or wood gas. Tens if not hundreds of thousands of vehicles of various types were converted to run on wood/coal gas during WW2. Yes, it's 'dirty' and inefficient but it is a proven...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-18-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,085
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Good Deal! I checked it a few days ago and his...

Good Deal! I checked it a few days ago and his last post was 9/16/19
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-18-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,085
Posted By Major Mjolnir
I have many of JDY's famous lists saved....

I have many of JDY's famous lists saved. Unfortunately I don't think he's logged on in a few months - I hope he is well.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-18-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,085
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Absolutely! I've got a 'junk' room full of old...

Absolutely! I've got a 'junk' room full of old devices with hds full of un-sorted files.
A while ago I finally got off my butt and wrote some batch files that categorize and date my data with great...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-18-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,085
Posted By Major Mjolnir
Todays storage media certainly incentivizes one...

Todays storage media certainly incentivizes one to just grab it all and try to sort later but many people are like me and 'later' just keeps being kicked down the road. ;) When and if the 'Event'...
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