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  1. Third Quarter 2020 Covid/Post Election Preps

    I go for wine, but I'm realizing this takes up much more space per unit of alcohol than hard liquors. Maybe I should acquire a taste for tequila in order to be more efficient.
  2. Gold and silver prices are down

    Biden will print even more money than Trump, so I should expect gold to go up as the dollar gets worth less. I'm holding.
  3. Bitter Mellon? Anyone?

    I have tried it several times, had to spit it out and wash my mouth out with the faucet every time. I tried really hard to but still failed. My wife loves the stuff.
  4. Salt turned into bricks - can it be fixed?

    That reminds me, BJ's was out of iodized salt today. They had plenty of that sea salt, and whatever pink salt is.
  5. Salt turned into bricks - can it be fixed?

    LOL thanks guys... I'll see what an oven and hammer can do for it later. If that fails, I'll toss it to the deer. I don't hunt, so it is legal. Nearly all the food I had in the basement is in things like 5 gallon buckets and #10 cans, other than these salt containers and sugar. Oh, and bags...
  6. 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...
  7. Running a pellet stove on solar power

    I have a Honda EU2000I that I use to power the pellet stove during blackouts. It works great, have used it a couple times for blackouts so far. It also powers my fridge and chargers for electronics and a lamp... nothing fancy, just running extension cords across the house. It will use 1 gallon...
  8. Confirmed Food Life - Personal Experience In Long Term Storage

    Ah ok, that might make sense. I only have stuff from them such as onions, green beans, a few other veggies... those I would expect to last a long time. And, a few cans of freeze dried chicken/beef... I'm not entirely sure how long they last, I should go check. If I knew the apocalypse was...
  9. Confirmed Food Life - Personal Experience In Long Term Storage

    Odd.... I have some of their cans nearing 10 years. I would be surprised if they suddenly went bad at 11.
  10. Confirmed Food Life - Personal Experience In Long Term Storage

    I was looking through my stored food today, to count what I had for the coronavirus, and I discovered I had 2 5-gallon buckets of rice that I had forgotten about. I thought I had eaten the last bucket years ago. I packed these up myself in mylar bags and O2 absorbers back in 2006. I had last...
  11. Anyone ever blaze trees to mark off a boundary?

    The old marks had the bark grow over them and cover up the paint. Forester recommends making new cuts immediately above or below the old ones. I'm also wondering if old cuts could just be recut but I havent tried that yet... It might be tougher than undamaged bark?
  12. Anyone ever blaze trees to mark off a boundary?

    Two persons certainly would help. My wife might be able to paint as I cut them, although she's much less enthusiastic about this than I am. (So I may have to go it alone.)
  13. Anyone ever blaze trees to mark off a boundary?

    Thanks, that's an interesting idea about the sponge. I normally carry a machete when bush whacking around but I wasn't sure how effective it would be at marking a tree. I should probably give that a try at home here and see how well it works.
  14. Anyone ever blaze trees to mark off a boundary?

    What? Not everyone from Maine has had to mark a border before. That's an absurd thing to say.
  15. Anyone ever blaze trees to mark off a boundary?

    Lugging a chain saw around with all the other stuff and bush whacking might be a bit much. Hence the hatchet.
  16. 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...
  17. what 10 items would you take for the Alone TV show?

    You just described my back yard. It can work, just pattern the "hole" after the mound type of septic system. Pile dirt up around the section of space you want to be a "hole", and voila! Instant hole! With drainage.
  18. what 10 items would you take for the Alone TV show?

    In case anyone hasn't figure it out yet, this is just the famous internet troll known as gunkid, aka convicted criminal John Davis. Stop feeding him.
  19. Dakota Alert MURS MAT

    That gives me a ridiculous idea.... Get an Alexa and train that to recognize the murs voice alerts and then send me a notification.
  20. 3/8/19 - Huge power outage in Venezuela raises tensions amid crisis

    Wow that guy is still around? I thought he got busted way back for telling his listeners to murder some judges.
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