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Forum: Financial Forum Yesterday, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By country_boy
If the govt fails, itís the same as paper bonds. ...

If the govt fails, itís the same as paper bonds. I wouldnít worry about the digital record, in the short term you have the record of payment, in the long term, they will show up on offsite backup. ...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-02-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,105
Posted By country_boy
Probally wasnít. A lot of the big ones run in a...

Probally wasnít. A lot of the big ones run in a vacuum. We used to have 2-300,maybe in the 60-100 kVA range, got rid of them after one went into emergency shutdown due to vibration, and it turned...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-02-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By country_boy
First, it’s not virus particles, it’s droplets. ...

First, it’s not virus particles, it’s droplets. Many people chose to reject this to justify their disbelief in masks. If COVID-19 were typically airborne, as TB or wheaponized anthrax is, the mask...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-02-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By country_boy
Good lord, our fatality rate in nursing homes is...

Good lord, our fatality rate in nursing homes is only 20%.
Forum: Financial Forum 07-01-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 973
Posted By country_boy
Because I bought it without the intent to ever...

Because I bought it without the intent to ever sell. Living in rural America, I have no issues with securing the assets, and it gives me 24/7 acccess to the assets. Downside of an ETF, is they take...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-01-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By country_boy
Sorry, no they don’t. In the US you can vote for...

Sorry, no they don’t. In the US you can vote for any candidate on the ballot, or write in one of your own.

The US Supreme Court decision was on employment law, it doesn’t drive insurance charges,...
Forum: Urban Survival 07-01-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 898
Posted By country_boy
Yes, but not for that reason. I keep a few pair...

Yes, but not for that reason. I keep a few pair of disposable earplugs in my laptop, and a pair of com-tacs in the truck. The former for small aircraft/helicopters ( mostly in Alaska, but I go to...
Forum: Food and water 07-01-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By country_boy
Thatís a good estimate- bit more for grain/salt/...

Thatís a good estimate- bit more for grain/salt/ sugar, bit less for beans. Lot less for potatoes (except granules) or veggies. You have to allow headspace to close the bucket. Until you get the...
Forum: Financial Forum 07-01-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 973
Posted By country_boy
I have no idea what you are talking about. They...

I have no idea what you are talking about. They audit physical gold holdings in vaults. The audit should match the claimed list of bars ( available on the internet)If you sell it, itís not a...
Forum: Food and water 06-30-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By country_boy
It would seem more realistic to build a small...

It would seem more realistic to build a small room ( even 4x4x4í)with conventional stud walls and cover the outside with XPS board, as both a vapor barrier and additional insulation. Far more room...
Forum: Financial Forum 06-30-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 973
Posted By country_boy
Astounded- those ETFs are audited. While there...

Astounded- those ETFs are audited. While there is some risk, I donít see how you deliver bars that weigh less than half what they are supposed to, and no one notices. I suspect there were several...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-30-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By country_boy
When I was in college and when I started as an...

When I was in college and when I started as an engineer, I used to get a fair amount of use out of a bell system push drill. Kind of like a yankee. But smaller And all metal. Really quick way to...
Forum: Urban Survival 06-29-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By country_boy
Thereís a lot of data that says a barely stable...

Thereís a lot of data that says a barely stable .223 bullet is not that bad about passing through multiple walls vs a bigger, heavier, and slower bullet. In open space, a 223 is going to go far...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-28-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By country_boy
I can’t think of a whole lot that has changed- ...

I can’t think of a whole lot that has changed- prices and rainfall varied from year to year- not much a president does about it except stifle exports, regulate the use of ethanol, or run up gas...
Forum: Coronavirus 06-28-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,118
Posted By country_boy
We have a no mask zone at work- basically 5í in...

We have a no mask zone at work- basically 5í in front of and behind the card reader, so security can ID you. But not an issue as weíve cut security, based officers in other parts of the building,...
Forum: Coronavirus 06-28-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,118
Posted By country_boy
Do we have the inalienable right to poop, pee, or...

Do we have the inalienable right to poop, pee, or procreate in public. Do we need consent of the other party to procreate? No age restriction? No need to wear coverings when walking about?
Forum: Urban Survival 06-25-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By country_boy
I own 2 mini-14s, and are happy with them- great...

I own 2 mini-14s, and are happy with them- great truck gun. Downside is it’s harder to robustly mount optics, particularly to add a backup site, or put night vision in front of the optic. Factory...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-25-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By country_boy
My Haywood 1 hp pushes more than 30 gpm through a...

My Haywood 1 hp pushes more than 30 gpm through a sand filter. There is no defined gpm for a centrifugal pump- flow depends on pressure. As flow is reduced, psi increases, and actual load on the...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-25-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By country_boy
It actually makes atoms of chlorine- depending on...

It actually makes atoms of chlorine- depending on temperature , pressure, and chemistry, it can remain in the water or out gas.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-25-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By country_boy
Does WY not require the intruder be armed or...

Does WY not require the intruder be armed or otherwise present a threat? Is lethal force allowed against shoplifters?
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-24-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,912
Posted By country_boy
Because you need a much larger generator to start...

Because you need a much larger generator to start 2 motors at the same time as you do to run the motors. Inverter generators are much more efficient(and quieter) at partial loads.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-23-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By country_boy
You don’t total it, the main load ( compressor)...

You don’t total it, the main load ( compressor) is between the two hot wires. 23 A running would be a large compressor for residential use - but I don’t know about pool heat pumps.

You say the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-23-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,105
Posted By country_boy
Where the hell is the average substation voltage...

Where the hell is the average substation voltage 750,000 volts- not in the US. People who buy power supplies don’t care about substation voltage- they already have power service, and it is...
Forum: Financial Forum 06-23-2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,126
Posted By country_boy
So typical electronics (industrial, not ham...

So typical
electronics (industrial, not ham radio) is 3% silver, a bit of copper, and the remainder tin. Something gets weird when tin is mixed with above 3% silver. I can’t believe there is...
Forum: Financial Forum 06-23-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 872
Posted By country_boy
I think you meant to say you claimed married...

I think you meant to say you claimed married filing single on your W4. If so, the IRS was happy for your interest free loan.



Again not that you did anything wrong, but you can simply elect...
Forum: Financial Forum 06-22-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,126
Posted By country_boy
So it’s sterling silver, and can be sold for the...

So it’s sterling silver, and can be sold for the silver content, by weight. There are places that specialize in completing patterns, or list it on eBay.

Price should approach 92.5% of the spot...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 06-19-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By country_boy
Iodine is a gas, so it’s equally a problem in...

Iodine is a gas, so it’s equally a problem in nuclear explosions, and conventional explosions of a operating ( or recently operating) reactor. The increased energy of a nuclear explosion my send the...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-19-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By country_boy
Besides what others have said, all DC should be...

Besides what others have said, all DC should be home run. No daisy chaining of multiple outlets ( unless it doesnít add length). For a given load and wire size, power loss oat 12 volts is 100 times...
Forum: Financial Forum 06-18-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,782
Posted By country_boy
My issue with maple leafs is they are pure gold,...

My issue with maple leafs is they are pure gold, and will quickly get scratched if handled loose. I have 50 1/0 maples because I was able to get at almost spot, so Iím not against them, but given...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-18-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,864
Posted By country_boy
Tractor supply company has plenty of tractor...

Tractor supply company has plenty of tractor mufflers, bigger muffler and exhaust hose will prevent back pressure. But half the heat is coming off the engine and generator.

Thereís no reason to...
Forum: Financial Forum 06-17-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,782
Posted By country_boy
Iíd be scared to death or a local dealer that...

Iíd be scared to death or a local dealer that holds your coins for free. That implies no insurance, auditing, and he is doin it at a loss ( since he at least has the cost of a vault,) what could be...
Forum: Food and water 06-17-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By country_boy
Just a note, normal prepper potatoes, as well as...

Just a note, normal prepper potatoes, as well as hash browns in a box or carton are dehydrated- these claim to be FD.
Forum: Communications 06-16-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 822
Posted By country_boy
I used to drive 40-50k miles a year. CB was...

I used to drive 40-50k miles a year. CB was invaluable to determine traffic conditions. You can do without it in a light truck, but try pulling a 30í gooseneck And when you come up on slow traffic,...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-16-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,435
Posted By country_boy
Unless you have junk garden hose it should stand...

Unless you have junk garden hose it should stand up to mains pressure. Itís fairly common here to install a single hose bib ahead of an inside mounted pressure regulator. Obviously there may be...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-15-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,435
Posted By country_boy
I think your climate plays a role here- in my...

I think your climate plays a role here- in my part of AL , we can have a ball valve a foot deep and it won’t freeze in a plastic irrigation box. If you were up north, the “ hydrant “ might need a...
Forum: Food and water 06-14-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By country_boy
OFD (assuming you mean marketed by MH) seems to...

OFD (assuming you mean marketed by MH) seems to Mostly only charge full retail. The middleman can buy at wholesale, and compete on markup, driving the cost to the consumer down. As long as MH...
Forum: Urban Survival 06-13-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,593
Posted By country_boy
In the Mid 50s, Alabama shut down the police...

In the Mid 50s, Alabama shut down the police department in Phenix City, AL, replacing them with national guard, Army MPs, and state troopers due to corruption, and Ultimately the assignation of the...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 06-13-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,716
Posted By country_boy
Since the introduction was a total falsehood: ...

Since the introduction was a total falsehood:
EMP has been a boogieman for preppers and survivalists for years. Did you know it's largely outdated and based on fiction? We bring out the science....
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-12-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By country_boy
I donít know know many of the dewalt type...

I donít know know many of the dewalt type plastic cases IĎVe thrown away. I prefer a heavy duty canvis bag for the cordless tools in my truck ( reciprocating saw, drill, and impact driver)- and the...
Forum: Coronavirus 06-12-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By country_boy
The actual policy is they don’t allow visitors...

The actual policy is they don’t allow visitors for ( generally) adult English speaking, not pregnant patients except at end of life.

If you manipulate the rules by terminating a family member just...
Forum: Financial Forum 06-12-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,908
Posted By country_boy
Cryptocurrency has the same advantage. Of course...

Cryptocurrency has the same advantage. Of course crypto works just as well for drugs, human trafficking, terrorism or prepping supplies. Cash is harder to move across borders.
Forum: Urban Survival 06-11-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,593
Posted By country_boy
I just note, in Atlanta, a city extremely...

I just note, in Atlanta, a city extremely sympathetic to BLM, they have at least 4 shootings of blacks by police since this started. While most are under GBI investigation, there seems to be little...
Forum: Financial Forum 06-11-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,908
Posted By country_boy
Also unlike alcohol, CS is not proven to kill...

Also unlike alcohol, CS is not proven to kill coronavirus
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-11-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,654
Posted By country_boy
This isnít the case in the SE. Iíve never seen...

This isnít the case in the SE. Iíve never seen off road E0, while off-road diesel is fairly common in rural areas.

Cost of E0 here is about $2/gal vs 1.70 for standard unleaded.
Forum: Food and water 06-11-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By country_boy
Just to be clear- we are talking $3-4 pouches (...

Just to be clear- we are talking $3-4 pouches ( In cases of 6), and $60-$100 Cases of #10 cans ( up to about 8 years ago). Close to half off Typical retail, about 33% less than typical sales- they...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-11-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,435
Posted By country_boy
So if you want to home brew it, use a ball valve...

So if you want to home brew it, use a ball valve with a straight nozzle( a real one. Not one intended for a garden hose) for maximum structural ability, or a polycarbonate Adjustable nozzle ( which...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-11-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,435
Posted By country_boy
Agree with the above, but a homeowner using main...

Agree with the above, but a homeowner using main pressure doesnít need 1.75 double jackted hose- 1.5Ē wildland hose is half the weight and comes in 100í length- and its still got 300 psi service...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-08-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,435
Posted By country_boy
Two things make a hose Hard to handle- pressure...

Two things make a hose Hard to handle- pressure which makes it stiff and Infexable, and flow which creates a nozzle
reaction Force that is fatiguing.

If you are an a modern engine crew they are...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-08-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,345
Posted By country_boy
I buy trees, and some stuff, but most plans I...

I buy trees, and some stuff, but most plans I start fro sead in jiffy pots., you figure wgat was a hybrid and what easy to get seeds from,

Something like squash, I’ll keep adding plants Till...
Forum: Food and water 06-06-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,796
Posted By country_boy
How do ants get inside ziplock bags? I buy cleap...

How do ants get inside ziplock bags? I buy cleap wall art grade and they are airtight.

Rice in the garage ( heat) in oxygen is going to degrade ( certainly, it will still be good, but you theN...
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