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Forum: Financial Forum Yesterday, 10:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,174
Posted By country_boy
Wow, awesome. The IRS has direct deposited tax...

Wow, awesome. The IRS has direct deposited tax returns for a few decades now. So the fed “ might” gain this ability?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By country_boy
Except the Chinese fake FCC certification, things...

Except the Chinese fake FCC certification, things fail, and this was in the UK.

Also FCC doesnít regulate power lines which can cause all sort of interfere- or DOD, who both accidentally practices...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-23-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By country_boy
Actually they probally do. The problem was found...

Actually they probally do. The problem was found by their version of the FCC. There is no details on the “outage”, but it was probally a reoccurring transient event.

Once Spec Ans became...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-22-2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By country_boy
Without 1) Barter 2) PMís or some...

Without 1) Barter
2) PMís or some sort of agreed upon Medium of exchange
3) fiat or crypto currency

You donít have specialization of labor beyond some commune or group...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 09-21-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,246
Posted By country_boy
A US army corps of engineers wildlife biologist...

A US army corps of engineers wildlife biologist said they exist along the forested portions of the Chattahoochee. I was on site when they were doing an EDDA, and I saw the track ( like a big...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 09-21-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By country_boy
Rim locks are designed to go outside the door-...

Rim locks are designed to go outside the door- security isn’t great, but it’s on a storm door. There is a mechanical combination Version, we used it for a homemade day gate on a vault. IIRC, the...
Forum: Food and water 09-17-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By country_boy
I kill, trap or destroy beaver year round. They...

I kill, trap or destroy beaver year round. They are a major pest here, and we have 5 creeks on the farm, four for of which they damn up. But Iíve only eaten beaver once and it was nasty.

I...
Forum: Food and water 09-16-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By country_boy
Koreans just throw them on a big sheet of...

Koreans just throw them on a big sheet of cardboard, drag into the sun in the morning, back inside at night. Once they get dry, you can crush them for quicker drying.

I don’t think a oven on low...
Forum: Food and water 09-15-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,854
Posted By country_boy
I’ve trained samples, and it’s not as bad as it’s...

I’ve trained samples, and it’s not as bad as it’s made out to be on this board, but it is probally 75% as bad. I think it was all vegetarian at first But they advertise meat entrees now. Reminds...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 09-15-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,189
Posted By country_boy
They also warn you that moist air can cause more...

They also warn you that moist air can cause more damage to the respiratory tract, it that in canít be farther cooled before entering the lungs. In a fire shelter deployment they warn you not to wet...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-15-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,327
Posted By country_boy
Here right now air is about 0.072 lbs/cu ft. But...

Here right now air is about 0.072 lbs/cu ft. But the propane tank is floating in air, making it even harder to measure. It’s doable with low end lab grade scales (17 lbs of tank, need a precision...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-15-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By country_boy
Usually once THHN is inside a conduit or MC cable...

Usually once THHN is inside a conduit or MC cable it’s OK, but it’s definitely not Arctic grade, and is riskY to install below 0deg F.

Cross link polyethylene ( XHHW) is true Arctic grade ( you...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 09-14-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,189
Posted By country_boy
Iíve been in a bunch of burned shipping...

Iíve been in a bunch of burned shipping containers. My opinion is the steel is oxidized ( burned) from the inside in each internal fire. I donít think there is a comparison to behavior in a one...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-14-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By country_boy
Thats not a useful comparison- you don’t get a...

Thats not a useful comparison- you don’t get a strong EMP at distances from an airburst.

Having said that, I’ve never heard any plausible explanation of why a HEMP would do damage to a magneto...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-14-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,327
Posted By country_boy
No, there is residual propane- unless you pull a...

No, there is residual propane- unless you pull a vacuum, there will at least be atmospheric pressure. Plus a little bit more due to drop across the regulator.

It goingto be Less than 1/2% though
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-14-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By country_boy
Frigid north?

Frigid north?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-14-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,018
Posted By country_boy
DOD has multiple backpack drones. They done...

DOD has multiple backpack drones. They done aren’t in the news like a global hawk. For non combat use, EOD has some even smaller drones for use a few hundred feet away, and flown by the operators...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-14-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By country_boy
Go to McMaster plenty of cables rated -55 deg F. ...

Go to McMaster plenty of cables rated -55 deg F. 6/4 will be around $6/ft. Iíd be happy using 6/3- which is legal if you donít own the generator- if you own the generator, it legally needs to be...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-14-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By country_boy
Not to mention the OPís first quote looks like a...

Not to mention the OPís first quote looks like a computer generated article. It doesnít give any sources. The roll call article Source of Wikipedia puts her worth at a whole lot less.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-13-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,327
Posted By country_boy
No, a 100# tank holds nominally 100# of propane,...

No, a 100# tank holds nominally 100# of propane, plus a head space that could hold another 20#..

If you take the water capacity of the tank ( in lbs) and divide by 2 you get the propane capacity...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-13-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,646
Posted By country_boy
The title company should be bonded under state...

The title company should be bonded under state law- are you sure they weren’t selling title insurance?

The 2 mortgage thing isn’t uncommon. For example the first mortgage may be for 80% of value...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-13-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,646
Posted By country_boy
If by closing agent, you mean the party doing...

If by closing agent, you mean the party doing escrow at closing, Iím be running. Around here escrow us usually done by the bank in super simple transactions, a title company, or a law firm. Iíd...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-13-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,646
Posted By country_boy
The actual scenario described above is fairly...

The actual scenario described above is fairly easy to pull off, but would just be a PITA for the homeowner ( PITA possabally including legal fees). If the title transfer to the BG is fraudulent, it...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-12-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,327
Posted By country_boy
The amount left in the tank is going to be the...

The amount left in the tank is going to be the exact same for 5 20# or 1 100#- about 1%. You pay for that 1% the very first time a tank is filled. When filling them, you will waste a bit less...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-11-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By country_boy
Most congressmen are going to be well educated, ...

Most congressmen are going to be well educated, successful, and in mid career- unless you are a priest or in the military, you would expect them to have saved up over a million dollars. SS pays...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-11-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,280
Posted By country_boy
Thatís basic training for wildfire Crews. Some...

Thatís basic training for wildfire Crews. Some one remarked fire department only protected the ritch peopleís house with pool- completely true. 4 things will get the fire department to protect...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-11-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,280
Posted By country_boy
Weíve tried wrapping them in insulation and AL...

Weíve tried wrapping them in insulation and AL foil. No way to say if it worked or not, It has to help (assuming you have removed surrounding fuel.) They can be protected from wild fire like...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-11-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 790
Posted By country_boy
Heresy. Never tried to grow mung beans, but...

Heresy.

Never tried to grow mung beans, but soybeans taste so much better to me (cooked).

The size of the bean makes sprouting a challenge-itís easy to grow fungi as well.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-11-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 790
Posted By country_boy
Energy is actually lost, but vitamins are...

Energy is actually lost, but vitamins are produced. Vitamins are typically, sometimes dangerously, low In stored food.

Soybeans are easy to grow and sprout, if you want so,ethimg sustainable.
Forum: Food and water 09-11-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By country_boy
What ever Zeke, but I would stop buying O2As...

What ever Zeke, but I would stop buying O2As wrapped in cellophane. I get mine from sorbent systems and they are sealed in poly bags. But I have no idea what the shelf life is, and the mfg doesnít...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-11-2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By country_boy
Guys in forestry tell me they didnít for the most...

Guys in forestry tell me they didnít for the most part. Axes are extremely inefficient for bucking a log, but are great for felling, where you want a big mouth, and saws are easily pinched.

Iíve...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-11-2020, 01:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By country_boy
Plenty can be sharpened, just not some of the...

Plenty can be sharpened, just not some of the ones with induction hardened teeth. The last longer, but are subject to breaking. The really course blades (like from a bow saw) can be sharpened with...
Forum: Food and water 09-11-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By country_boy
You could test them easy enough at home. Take a...

You could test them easy enough at home. Take a airtight container of known capacity ( ie fill with water and weigh before and after), add a hose barb and 3/16” clear hose to the lid. Seal with...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 09-10-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,570
Posted By country_boy
That product looks like a 12V DC surge arrestor-...

That product looks like a 12V DC surge arrestor- about useless for a car. Of all the wires to your ECM, that protects two, and one thatís not particularly important. The +12 V line is fairly well...
Forum: Food and water 09-10-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By country_boy
Iíve sealed them inside nitrogen filled mason...

Iíve sealed them inside nitrogen filled mason jars- and 4-5 years latter they werenít effective.

You can test them by putting a sample packet in a glass jar with a screw lid- the jar should be no...
Forum: Food and water 09-10-2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,216
Posted By country_boy
Seems to be

Seems to be
Forum: Food and water 09-10-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,216
Posted By country_boy
Someone is lying to you. Natural gas is close to...

Someone is lying to you. Natural gas is close to a 25 year low.

But I would imagine industrial marbles are about the easiest good to import.
Forum: Financial Forum 09-07-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By country_boy
Iím not going to offer an opinion on the zero tax...

Iím not going to offer an opinion on the zero tax liability. Itís easy not to pay taxes. But if you have a decent income, eventually the tax man will come looking. Iím an sure you also know you...
Forum: Communications 09-07-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By country_boy
For 3 miles Iíd only trust the parachute flares. ...

For 3 miles Iíd only trust the parachute flares. While itís not illegal to fire them, it is a felony to falsely communicate a distress situation, or to falsely cause the USCG to begin a rescue. And...
Forum: Food and water 09-06-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,797
Posted By country_boy
I stack 1-5 lb cardboard boxes in the Mylar, and...

I stack 1-5 lb cardboard boxes in the Mylar, and when no more boxes fit, Iíll pour beans or elbow macaroni on top and in the gaps. I allways beef up the boxes by filling them up with additional...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-06-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,206
Posted By country_boy
It usually just 1/16” sheet lead. Friend of min...

It usually just 1/16” sheet lead. Friend of min sold a medical office to someone who wanted to open a pharmacy- guy wanted the lead lined Sheetrock out- I pulled it out for free- 1300 lbs of lead (...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-06-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,974
Posted By country_boy
Well that’s what a sale is, an attempt to...

Well that’s what a sale is, an attempt to manipulate. You can participate or not participate.

I don’t use store apps (except McMaster Carr) Because I only carry one phone from work, but I have a...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-06-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,779
Posted By country_boy
Plus the liquidity is real questionable at off...

Plus the liquidity is real questionable at off hours if itís not something like gold ( and I suspect gold only has liquidity during the week . We've all seen a significant after hours swing...
Forum: Food and water 09-05-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By country_boy
Oils in general have 1/3 to 1/4 the thermal...

Oils in general have 1/3 to 1/4 the thermal conductivity of water, but they have a lower specific heat. Viscosity also comes into play- convection plays a big role in heat transfer in fluids. These...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 09-05-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,822
Posted By country_boy
Combustion make up for a gas dryer, water heater,...

Combustion make up for a gas dryer, water heater, fireplace/ insert. And the occasional gas heater installed inside or in a basement. Probally not running the fireplace while the AC is on, though...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-05-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,454
Posted By country_boy
I’m sure someone could make you a Damascus axe,...

I’m sure someone could make you a Damascus axe, but I’m not sure why you would want one. It an axe- it needs a somewhat hard somewhat tough edge, but there is no benefit to flexibility- 1/2” back...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-05-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,454
Posted By country_boy
I really like a 36 grit flap disk ( preferabally...

I really like a 36 grit flap disk ( preferabally ceramic aluminum oxide) in a variable speed grinder to do course sharpening. I keep a puck in the truck which is great for touching up edges, or all...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-03-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,779
Posted By country_boy
Yes to the latter if you buy when the deal is...

Yes to the latter if you buy when the deal is available, not when the you would choose to buy.

1 gram bars are 78.19 if you overnight them a check, each one.is 0.0321 try oz, so that’s $2468/oz,...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-03-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,779
Posted By country_boy
The premiums the 1/100 oz bars is over 50%. If...

The premiums the 1/100 oz bars is over 50%. If you canít afford a $2000 gold coin you should really question if you should be invested in gold. Needing a 50% return to break even isnít much of an...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 09-03-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,822
Posted By country_boy
.35. Should have put a space in front of the...

.35. Should have put a space in front of the decimal to make it clearer. Typing this on a phone. But thatís ventilation rate to maintain Indoor air quality, not flow through a air handler. So...
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