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  1. General Discussion
    will wood fire heat be the next target of the green crusaders? https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/uk-news/wood-burner-burning-stove-pollution-health-b1776405.html Wood-burning stoves should be sold with a health warning because of the potentially lethal pollution particles they...
  2. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Had some tinker time on my hands and thought to make a coffee can stove. Works really well and for someone with no plans and sketches i thought it turned out real nice. With stove pipe cement to seal the gaps, it runs real good. No backdraft at all. Have to make better legs as the stove is...
  3. Financial Forum
    This is my plan I thought I would share with anyone who can use it.. Background: I'm in my mid 20s and have 12 acres of potentially farm-able land, a truck and live in a rural/suburban area of mixed demographics.... Used to do the scrap metal game back when gas was high and metals were high...
  4. South African Preppers
    For awhile now I've been plotting 'disappearing for a weekend... And decided that it would be this weekend... After much satellite imagery perusal I picked a spot and organised to be dropped off... :D: Of course, as it would be, this weekend was one of the wettest and coldest I have experienced...
  5. DIY - Do It Yourself
    My stove How to Make hobo wood stove for urban survival How to make wood hobo stove by multi tools in 5 min from Pineapple can Cheap effective way to both cook and stay warm You can use newspapers, Wood, leaves and twigs
  6. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Hey everybody, This is my first post in LONG time. unfortunately due to life, work, and many other circumstances, my free time has been OVERLY invaded for far too long. However, good news is that last fall, I was able to purchase and move to the country and am now enjoying country life once...
  7. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I'm wondering if anyone has built, purchased, uses or has any firsthand experience with one. While they don't look overly complicated I'm interested in peoples real world experiences and impressions on having one. Such as, would it be a viable addition to a multifuel solution for power...
  8. General Discussion
    http://www.geek.com/news/physics-exploiting-axe-splits-wood-in-record-time-1591725/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jDR_2Zsr40#t=264 Much more efficient than a conventional wood axe.
  9. Knives, Swords & Axes
    Since it seems that you and many of the others are quite knowledgeable about pretty much everything, i have a question to ask about vintage/old axes. Figured id ask about one of these Axes I've come across and actually have in my possession at the moment. I can not find any information on it...
  10. DIY - Do It Yourself
    It's not completed fully yet but the first set of gates are up! Video here but pictures tell a more detailed story below. :) I used all available materials nearby which was wood from the forest and bought some spike-nails and screw-hinge bolts from town. I used a bow saw to get the trees...
  11. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Does anyone have any experience making arrows from wooden dowel rods from...Lowes or Home Depot? I have a 50# recurve bow...What diameter and what kind of wood should I get? Any input would be helpful! :thumb:
  12. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    It was about 1:00am. I couldn't sleep, so I got up and went to my back deck. I grabbed a stick I found out back and spent about an hour and a half whittling. I took my time to learn the intricacies of my knife. I got out a lot of stress and created a pile of tinder about 1 square foot in area...
  13. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Anyone use plastic lumber in any of their projects? I've heard that one has to be careful about direct sunlight because UV might weaken the stuff. I've also heard that it can be used to build decks and patios. I imagine that the plastic lumber used in the decks and patios would then be capable...
  14. Urban Survival
    I have recently installed a wood burning stove. My goal here was twofold: One – have an alternate heat source “just in case”, and two – reduce my natural gas bill during the winter. Unfortunately my income has been limited for awhile. I would like to have a new plus 90 furnace and new double...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What does it take to keep your home warm in the winter? Last winter we burned through three and a half cords of green firewood; plus one tonne of coal; and maybe forty gallons of fuel oil. For most of November and part of December the days were warm enough that mid-day our windows were open...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have been researching wood gasification and its viability. I believe this would be an indispensable system to back up a generator or possible a combustion engine attached to a sawmill or other application. I am thinking about experimenting with one. Has anyone built one? What were your...
  17. Firearms General Discussion
    im looking for replacement wood for the ak, but just the piece that goes over the gas tube. but theres a catch...i need it cheap. i could settle for a gas tube with the wood on it, but it would have to fit my IO ak-47c. i believe that would be romanian gas tube, correct? or are they all pretty...
  18. Military Weapons Forum
    im looking for replacement wood for the ak, but just the piece that goes over the gas tube. but theres a catch...i need it cheap. i could settle for a gas tube with the wood on it, but it would have to fit my IO ak-47c. i believe that would be romanian gas tube, correct? or are they all pretty...
  19. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hiking on a little used trail earlier this week, I come across a small lean to shelter with an old fire and bottles/ tins/ foil around it, which I dismissed as just a simple shelter made by some local teens to have a drink un disturbed. However, continuing along the progressivley poorly...
  20. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    New Biolite stove Here's something new I saw on Gizmodo called the biolite stove. It runs on sticks, twigs, pine cones, etc. http://biolitestove.com/Camp_Stove.html I'm not recommending it since it's not even for sale yet but it's interesting. It looks like a collapsible, portable rocket...
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