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Forum: Vehicles & Transportation Today, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By country_boy
You can buy gas and diesel forklifts- they just...

You can buy gas and diesel forklifts- they just canít be used significantly in a sealed building. You can ( and they do) run a propane engine inside Walmart.

I can tell you the engine is the...
Forum: Financial Forum 12-05-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By country_boy
I got screwed on a AAC rebate ( credit really) on...

I got screwed on a AAC rebate ( credit really) on a suppressor. Gun Store sat on the form ( and my tax money) for 8 months blaming ATF, then lost my trust, and finally sent it in 9 months late. AAC...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 12-02-2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,459
Posted By country_boy
Available, but really rare. Plus I think...

Available, but really rare.

Plus I think the OP needs the pipe on a grade, so a track hoe with a laser would be optimal.

Around here most people call them track hoes - as opposed to backhoe,...
Forum: Food and water 12-02-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By country_boy
Apparently the use of alcohol in commercial...

Apparently the use of alcohol in commercial shipping lasted at least into the 1980s- the USPHS would help a Foreign shipís master acquire medicinal alcohol in port- it was claimed for methanol...
Forum: Food and water 12-02-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By country_boy
While freezing olive oil makes sense ( and I...

While freezing olive oil makes sense ( and I store mine in the fridge), there is evidence that it doesn’t increase Shelf life- which is claimed to be th result of the fats solidifying, and this...
Forum: Food and water 12-02-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By country_boy
Kabobs sound good- basically anything you would...

Kabobs sound good- basically anything you would do with steak tips- Especially filet. cooking needs to Be gentle due to lack of fat, so chunks are an advantage. Iím going to try kabobs maybe with...
Forum: Food and water 12-02-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By country_boy
I wouldnt worry about the gasket material ( as...

I wouldnt worry about the gasket material ( as long as it seals)- permeability is measured per Unit area, and the gasket cross sectional area is probally a ten thousandth of the overall surface area-...
Forum: Food and water 12-02-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,412
Posted By country_boy
We call that a tractor :-). Jack up the rear end...

We call that a tractor :-). Jack up the rear end so the tires are off the ground. Our pump is 80ídeep, water is 20í deep, so pump is 1/2 hp, and not a ton of stages. You still have to pull on the...
Forum: Food and water 11-30-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,412
Posted By country_boy
2 problems: 1) you faucet might have a back...

2 problems:
1) you faucet might have a back flow preventer ( called a vacuum breaker) to prevent this. For normal residential faucets it is screwed to the hose bib outlet (the garden hose threads)...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-30-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,107
Posted By country_boy
This is the general status of Walmart in my area...

This is the general status of Walmart in my area at night. By 10-midnight, they are out of all kids of things, and others in lower quantities.

And yeah, I was out late wed for cool whip, eggnog,...
Forum: Food and water 11-28-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By country_boy
i was able to get a ď failedĒ carbonator from a...

i was able to get a ď failedĒ carbonator from a restaurant for $20. There is a water level switch inside that was sticking, which I just had to polish. Havenít done much but make homemade Diet Coke...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-25-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,087
Posted By country_boy
Beacause anything packed in a plywood box would...

Beacause anything packed in a plywood box would almost certainly survive- moving to a gang box with tapped joint, will probally reduce the power 100 times or more, being in the basement ( in most...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-24-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,400
Posted By country_boy
I wear both the insulated and un insulated...

I wear both the insulated and un insulated carharts, When you are dirty, and sticking wrenches in your pocket, the overalls keep you from having to pull youR pants up constantly.. For working, I...
Forum: Food and water 11-24-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By country_boy
Do you have any source this is a real government...

Do you have any source this is a real government estimation? Lots of people claim this, but Iíve never seen a justification, and certainly not from FEMA.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-24-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,731
Posted By country_boy
Around here FLIR (Thermal imaging cameras- TICs)...

Around here FLIR (Thermal imaging cameras- TICs) went first to the trucks ( vs engines)since they ARE responsible for search and rescue, and working around the fire, rather than standing right in...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 11-24-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 930
Posted By country_boy
One correction- water barrels are lousy...

One correction- water barrels are lousy shielding- too many gaps. From above only 3/4 of the footprint is shielded, if stacked in a square pattern, if stacked offset, a bit better, but you will...
Forum: Food and water 11-23-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By country_boy
But why? Do what the pros do- detergent or soap,...

But why? Do what the pros do- detergent or soap, and warm water. Pros being food processing plants, restaurants, etc.

I can degrease any edible oil in 140deg water with detergent or soap.
...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 11-22-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,597
Posted By country_boy
Here in AL, they will easily let brush get up...

Here in AL, they will easily let brush get up 6-8í high before cutting. Thatís not going to have any effect on ďstartingĒ a fire, and the tall grass is just an agrivation to the tractor plows used...
Forum: Food and water 11-22-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By country_boy
Pretty sure using the Distiller is illegal under...

Pretty sure using the Distiller is illegal under federal law, just as growing marijuana in Alaska is. Virtual zero chance of trouble if you donít sell it.

I played around with this in high...
Forum: Food and water 11-22-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By country_boy
The item you left out is distance- you have head...

The item you left out is distance- you have head ( height difference) you need to add friction loss- you can reduce loss with bigger pipe, but that comes at a cost.

The easy answer is to use a 12V...
Forum: Food and water 11-21-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,165
Posted By country_boy
I’ve had rancid peanut butter M&Ms in MREs that...

I’ve had rancid peanut butter M&Ms in MREs that barely expired. IIRC the m&ms were only protected by the commercial packaging and outer bag, no O2A, But the candy shell would provide some...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 11-19-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By country_boy
I agree 100%. Itís why I joined handgun control...

I agree 100%. Itís why I joined handgun control inc. We have to ban guns, bullets, and primers. And the Brass couplings on firehose. And then fishing lures. Valves in tires. Garden hoses.
Forum: Financial Forum 11-11-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,014
Posted By country_boy
As an (academic) engineer, we see a lot of union...

As an (academic) engineer, we see a lot of union pensions in fields where the employees change jobs constantly ie construction. IBEW is the big one, but I think pipe fitters, operating engineers,...
Forum: Food and water 11-09-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,156
Posted By country_boy
Most cities support rainwater storage, because it...

Most cities support rainwater storage, because it reduces flooding, erosion, CSO overflow, etc. larger buildings are typically required to do it by law ( retention ponds or tanks). Of course...
Forum: Food and water 11-07-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
Posted By country_boy
Huh. I,ve never heard of DOD buying extra to...

Huh. I,ve never heard of DOD buying extra to excess it the next month. Although one product, excessed by DRO, advertised in October had a production date of Nov 2019. Ie they claim to have bought...
Forum: Communications 11-03-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By country_boy
It will “ repeat” through a phone, but it still...

It will “ repeat” through a phone, but it still has to make a jump from house to house, which in my experience is outside the range of a smartphone. The fact you can see a neighbors access point...
Forum: Communications 11-02-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By country_boy
Can you really establish a smart phone to...

Can you really establish a smart phone to smartphone WiFi connection with you neighbors? It might work in an apartment, but not in neighborhoods Iíve been in. Weíve played with briar at work, but...
Forum: Urban Survival 11-02-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,134
Posted By country_boy
You can also use a air tank to reseat beads. ...

You can also use a air tank to reseat beads. BUt since I got me a CO2 tank with regulator, I never use my air tank.
Forum: Food and water 10-31-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By country_boy
You can challenge the filter with a small amount...

You can challenge the filter with a small amount of water with iodine or chlorine, and look for iodine or chlorine in the output. As zeke said, unless you have experience with that particular raw...
Forum: Food and water 10-31-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,200
Posted By country_boy
Note with a all American canner, you have a...

Note with a all American canner, you have a regulator, weight, and blowout plug. I have a backup regulator I added to mine only because I drilled and tapped it for 1/8Ē NPT to get steam output. I...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-31-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 10,900
Posted By country_boy
All of my 22s ( 3 Ruger autompistols, AA Glock...

All of my 22s ( 3 Ruger autompistols, AA Glock conversion, 4 10/22s, Auto 22, 2 Winchester bolt actions, M&P15 and an H&R revolver) shoot CCI minimags- it is neither the most accurate or most...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-31-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,087
Posted By country_boy
Not exactally, the prompt gamma from the...

Not exactally, the prompt gamma from the explosion knock electrons ( Compton scattering) off of the sparse atoms in the upper atmosphere. Some of these electrons travel forwards earth. They...
Forum: Food and water 10-29-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
Posted By country_boy
There story is total BS- they claim they...

There story is total BS- they claim they purchased these from someone called DRO- they also stated they ( the item I clicked on) a sept 19 mfg date. No way were these manufactured, shipped to a end...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 10-29-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By country_boy
The swabs were betadyn, which has a low...

The swabs were betadyn, which has a low concentration of free iodine. But Iíve had poor storage results with swabsticks in general. They are convienent, and it maintains sterility vs a reusable...
Forum: Food and water 10-29-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,275
Posted By country_boy
+Mung bean sprouts for cooking, and soybean...

+Mung bean sprouts for cooking, and soybean sprouts for eating as a dish ( cooked with garlic and a bit of sesame oil.)

Mung beans can be ground into a flour, mixed to form a batter, and used to...
Forum: Food and water 10-29-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,275
Posted By country_boy
What Zeke said, but factor in shipping. I bought...

What Zeke said, but factor in shipping. I bought most of my grain from a soccer mom in Atlanta who would order in bulk. Sheíd load the pallet in her stretch Yukon, and Iíd let her know if I would...
Forum: Financial Forum 10-29-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,612
Posted By country_boy
Ok, again why not? If I pay the interest every...

Ok, again why not? If I pay the interest every night.

I only included actions the banks take. If they didnít pay the interest, the debts would snowball, but with the debts collateralized, and...
Forum: Food and water 10-28-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,091
Posted By country_boy
Unless you are a grammar nazi, why do you...

Unless you are a grammar nazi, why do you distinguish beans from lentils? I donít see a lot of bean variety discussion, so I donít think they are neglected.

I store:
Chickpeas/pintos
Black...
Forum: Financial Forum 10-28-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,612
Posted By country_boy
Sure you can... I think you mean with a no...

Sure you can... I think you mean with a no interest grace period. But if you paid interest every day ( as the banks do) and often just varied the ballance, not the debt holder. And you pledged...
Forum: Financial Forum 10-28-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,242
Posted By country_boy
No what will improve energy issues is batteries...

No what will improve energy issues is batteries on the grid side, and/ or smart meters. Renewables, like nuke power, are affordable only when run for max power, fossil fuel plants have the advantage...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-21-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,867
Posted By country_boy
Here in AL, you donít need no tesspassing signs-...

Here in AL, you donít need no tesspassing signs- trees are often planted to mark the land boundary- they mark every tree on the line, also makes it harder to pull down a couple of signs and claim...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 10-21-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,775
Posted By country_boy
The warnings about not exposing the winch line...

The warnings about not exposing the winch line long term to UV stop me. I have synthetic on my tractor winch, but it has a canvis cover. I have multiple synthetic extension/ tow ropes ( tow meaning...
Forum: Events, Connections and Get togethers 10-20-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,258
Posted By country_boy
You ought to post whatís in them- I canít imagine...

You ought to post whatís in them- I canít imagine anything being worth $200/ bucket that is commonly packed in buckets except maybe organic Quinoa.
Forum: Food and water 10-19-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,622
Posted By country_boy
Oh, thatís yucky. I hate fatty cuts of meat, and...

Oh, thatís yucky. I hate fatty cuts of meat, and donít care to eat bacon( though I like the flavor). To each their own.

Iíve been burned in a few Korean restaurants where they served extremely...
Forum: Food and water 10-19-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By country_boy
I’m not really sure what you expect- the two key...

I’m not really sure what you expect- the two key parts in a freeze dryer are the vacuum pump and vacuum chamber. Maybe you could use the compressor to initially freeze the food, discarding the rest...
Forum: Food and water 10-19-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,394
Posted By country_boy
But itís still a defect in the study- the results...

But itís still a defect in the study- the results are only applicable to draft age white males with above average intelligence- might even find some ethnic biases within that.

It is what it is. ...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-18-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,594
Posted By country_boy
So they reserved band 14 for LTE, not the whole...

So they reserved band 14 for LTE, not the whole 700MHz band. AT&T got the contract. Iím skeptical of them allowing g commercial use of band 14- lots of stuff doesnít support it yet. Iíve see non...
Forum: Communications 10-16-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 22,006
Posted By country_boy
For NVIS you care about the part +-20 degrees...

For NVIS you care about the part +-20 degrees from vertical, and stright up is just as orthogonal to the wire as East or west.

But near the ground say 0.2 lands, it looks kind of like a yagi-...
Forum: Communications 10-16-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 22,006
Posted By country_boy
Got a spare 80m yagi? You are just playing if...

Got a spare 80m yagi? You are just playing if you canít do 80 and 40 m ( 20 m will work at times, but if you are limited to 20m, you are playing with NVS rather than having it as a tool to use when...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-16-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,594
Posted By country_boy
The first net may be a boom or bust. I think it...

The first net may be a boom or bust. I think it will be fine for MDTs.

But LTE will likely replace the air interface of LMR over time- just as it will for the military. This could be done at 150...
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