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  1. Salt turned into bricks - can it be fixed?

    I've been going through my stores and sorting stuff out. I found that I have 4 containers of salt (the standard cylinder shape with the little metal spout that pulls out) that have turned into bricks. Literal bricks. I took a big fixed blade knife and hacked at it, and I can't puncture it...
  2. Anyone ever blaze trees to mark off a boundary?

    Our land in Maine needs the border markers "refreshed", as recommended by my forester. This was previously done over 10 years ago by slashing each tree and putting red paint in the gash. He suggests making new gashes immediately above or below the old ones, then painting them (he thinks paint...
  3. I retrieved my father's old revolver, H&R American Double Action

    My mother's selling her house and I'm removing all the crap from it and cleaning it. It was missing for 10+ years, but I finally found the old revolver my father had somewhere. I didn't know what it was until now, since he never talked about it or anything. It looks rather crappy to me. I...
  4. I brought Dad's old guns home -- now what

    A while back, I made a couple threads asking about how to legally get my father's old guns from Mom's house to mine. Anyway, I finally have them, after some drama convincing Mom that objects she doesn't want anyway in the house can be safely removed. What can people tell me about these...
  5. Having trouble finding filbert trees for sale and other uncommon trees

    Would anyone happen to know of a nursery in MA/NH/VT/ME that sells filbert trees ready to plant? All I've been able to find is online bare root stuff, and there are specific shipping dates for those since they have to ship them dormant. I'd like to plant a bunch of them along the border to...
  6. Anyone here build a solar oven?

    I'm wondering if anyone here has tried to build a solar oven before. I realize it is winter now, but all this beautiful shining sun is giving me inspiration. I've been looking on solarcooking.org. It doesn't look too challenging, other than I need to figure out the right design and perhaps...
  7. Hope to get chickens next year - beginner questions

    I'm in NH with 2 acres, half of it is lawn and the other half of it is tall weeds (milkweeds etc) and woods plus some neighbors (in case that matters any to the chickens - I want them to be free range and roam around eating bugs, etc.). All your usual predators exist around here. I'd like to...
  8. Pondering power backup options for my well pump

    I really should plan things better... last year, I bought a very nice 2000W 120V Honda generator. That was sufficient for my needs at the old home. Then, I moved... new house has a well. I'm guessing what I have won't be sufficient, but I'm not 100% sure since I'm not well familiar with well...
  9. Question on water well, aquifers, etc.

    I'm buying a new house in NH, and the house has a well that is 250 feet deep. My current well experience involves a cabin in Maine where water is reached after only 8 feet. So, I'm wondering about this 250 feet depth... is this called an artesian well? Does it tap limited fossil water, or...
  10. Need to sell gold jewelry - who offers a good price on it?

    Gold is talked about a lot in this forum so I thought I'd ask here. I have a rather hefty class ring and a wedding band I'd like to sell for scrap, both 18 caret. What places in the Boston or New Hampshire area actually would offer a reasonable price to buy them? I've tried several, but they...
  11. What's around Jaffrey? Monadnock Rod and Gun Club ?

    I'll be moving soon and likely will need to look for a club near Jaffrey. I'm a member of Harvard and Westford SC's, but they will be at least an hour away, and I'll have to deal with the Chelsea idiocy every year. So, as sad as it is, perhaps I should find something closer. I've driven...
  12. Moving from MA to NH

    My search fu is bad today, so please bear with me while I confirm this is what I need to do. I have a LTC-A and a C&R. I'm moving from MA to NH. For LTC-A, I need to use this form: http://www.goal.org/Documents/frb_change_address.pdf BUT only send it to the town I live in now, and to...
  13. I discovered today that cash is useless when the grid goes down

    Today I was in Marshall's in Tewksbury on Route 38; my first time ever in a Marshall's, and I must say it was rather gross, but I desperately needed to find another pair of winter gloves that weren't hideous... I tried all last winter but no one had gloves anywhere. Today, I found the perfect...
  14. Book recommendation: Early Retirement Extreme

    I recently heard of this book on Jack Spirko's show (The Survival Podcast), and bought the Kindle version of it. I'm only half done so far, but I'm finding it to be a terrific book, enough so to recommend it before I'm done. It isn't some kind of get-rich-quick scheme or anything like that...
  15. My review of Yoder's Canned Bacon (picture heavy)

    I bought a bunch of cans of Yoder's Canned Bacon roughly a year ago, but I haven't gotten around to trying it out until today. For those who have not heard of it, this product stores for 10 years, is pre-cooked, and is nearly indistinguishable from bacon you cook yourself. It costs $11 or $12...
  16. Putting firearms in will

    I bet this has been asked before, and I do see the inheritance sticky up at the top, but my head near exploded upon trying to read it all. I'm just filling out my will, where one relative in MA takes everything except the firearms. I want to put in one sentence to specifically will all...
  17. Tactical laser/light for Glock 19

    I screwed up before when buying a tactical light for a pistol (would not fit no matter what it claimed it would fit on), so I don't want to screw up again. My Glock 19 has some kind of rail under the front. Do all Glocks have the same type of rail (if they have a rail at all -- my Glock 17...
  18. Any issues with coyote self-defense?

    First, I don't want to hunt them (sorry I'm not going to eat a dog). If I'm in Maine and encounter coyote(s) that want to be confrontational and pose a threat, would I be in any kind of trouble if I had to shoot one? Since my intent would not be hunting, I would not have a license, nor would...
  19. Want to start a garden NOW

    Its a beautiful day, and this is suddenly giving me the idea that I should finally get around to starting that garden in my backyard. I'd go with the square foot gardening approach, although I've never actually done that before. I'm thinking I should get some 1x12 boards, and arrange them so...
  20. Need to replace GunVault -- eats batteries

    I can't get 2 months out of a new set of batteries in my GunVault. It seems to be malfunctioning. It is bad enough that it takes 8 batteries, but I find it very difficult to change the batteries in it. It is of course bolted to the floor, so the contortions I have to do to access the battery...
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