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  1. SOG Field Pup $17.88 @ Cabelas

    A decent little knife, nothing spectacular but for $17.88 it seems like great deal. Just a tad under 4" cutting edge. Stainless steel with some sort of rubber handle that is pretty comfortable and a half decent leather sheath. Again, not spectacular but pretty darn good for $18. Cabelas in...
  2. Winter Work Boot Recommendations?

    I finally tossed out my old insulated work boots and will want to replace them before Christmas or so. I need at least an 8" boot for ankle support, it must be waterproof but breathable (Goretex perhaps) and insulated but not too warm. It's CT, not the arctic, and I'd prefer to add warm socks...
  3. 1st Star Trek episode aired today in 1966

    "The Man Trap" was the episode. I loved Star Trek re-runs growing up in the 70's, the original series is still my favorite. In fact, it's the only one I bother with. Maybe with all the bad news lately I'll get a crappy frozen pizza like the ones my mom got at Stop & Shop, some cheese puffs and...
  4. CT DEEP - Free seminars, CT residents - Advanced Hunter, Hunter Marksmanship, etc.

    Advanced Hunter education Hunting seminars and clinics are meant to expand upon the knowledge and skills of hunters and anyone who wants more information about pertinent topics in hunting. Programs are free and open to the public, but be sure to read the detailed description for more information...
  5. Health benefits cut from only one full time employee, singled out.

    I know I can't get free legal advice here and I have been researching this myself best I can short of hiring a lawyer but it's a lot of info out there and not always straightforward. So I thought I'd ask for some general thoughts on the matter. My wife works for a town in CT full time (in a...
  6. Drove the family to South Dakota for vacation

    My girls are 19 and 17 so this might be our last big family vacation so we decided to explore more of the USA. We drove from CT to South Dakota and it was awesome! It was actually quite economical and so much fun. If you are wanting to take a trip and can't afford to fly (like us) or just want...
  7. Mold in attic, suggestions?

    I had an energy audit today but they couldn't do the air leak test because they found mold in the attic (and a bat). They did the other stuff and said they can come back for no charge if I get rid of the mold soon. They gave me Service Master's number (thanks, too expensive probably). They...
  8. Need Ductless Minisplit Help in CT

    I want to replace my big old 220v window unit which finally died with a single zone ductless mini-split ac/heat pump. I want to buy a until myself to save some money because I can do the bulk of the install myself. I will need a HVAC guy to do the final electrical connection (I have a 220 live...
  9. Paying off medical bills - always ask for help!

    I'm sure a lot of people know this but in case some don't. Always ask for a reduced amount and don't assume you don't qualify for assistance. Worst they can do is say no. A few years back we qualified for a reduced payment even though my wife and I were making over $80k a year. Not that $80 a...
  10. Chimney cleaning, Gardus Sooteater any good?

    I usually sweep my chimney a couple of times during the wood burning season. I re-injured my knee and it's unstable and sore so I'm not too sure I should be up on my roof. I need to buy 24 feet of new rods too, that's $100 or so (my dad took his to NH). So I am thinking of trying this Gardus...
  11. Man shoots at wife over grilled cheese sandwich

    I like a good grilled cheese sandwich but this seems a little extreme. I dunno, maybe we need an amendment to protect our grilled cheese sandwich rights. You know, as Americans we all have the right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and grilled cheese sandwiches...
  12. American Flag burning - what do we do?

    With all of the liberal butt hurt there has been more than a few protests that include burning the American flag. Trump tweeted out that he thinks it should be a crime with a financial penalty ($1,000 I think he said), jail time and citizenship revoked. I love America and burning our flag makes...
  13. Looking for pistol training in central/eastern CT

    I have a friend who has his CT pistol permit and has owned a pistol for decades but it mostly stayed in a drawer so he hasn't shot much in many years. I took him out for a short range trip a few weeks ago and he handled the guns safely and wasn't a bad shot. He just sold his .357 mag revolver...
  14. Heat Pump Hot Water Heater Rebates in CT

    I bought an AO Smith 50 gallon electric heat pump hot water heater in CT a couple of years ago. I am happy with it, works well for a family of 4 and we have a dishwasher, washing machine and four people taking showers at various times. It's still electric but it's several dollars a month...
  15. Good all around knife for around $100?

    Sometime between now and maybe Christmas I want to pick up a good all around hunting/survival/camp knife. I know really good knives cost more than $100 but that's my budget. I could possibly go a little over that but not too much. Doesn't have to be fancy, just functional, rugged and sharp...
  16. Hi Point C-9 not as bad as I imagined

    So my buddy picked up a technically used but unfired Hi Point C-9 9mm pistol for $160. My first question to him was, why on Earth did you do that? He basically wanted a cheap trunk gun. We shot it a few days ago. My impressions of the C-9. 1. Bad - As ugly as ever, man these are hard to look...
  17. Ruger SR45 light strikes

    When I first got my SR45 it ran perfectly. I ran all kinds of ammo through it, no problems. Then one time I got a couple of light strike failure to fires with Herters cheap crap ammo. Not a lot, maybe 2-3 out of 100. Chalked it up to bad ammo. Then I got a few light strikes with American...
  18. Stoopid useliss poll of the day 9/7/2016

    Just to lighten the day, here is a stupid useless poll, enjoy. When you blow your nose do you look at what's in the Kleenex? If so, why, what you are you looking for? Me, I look, always have. I don't know why, I'm not really looking for anything special. I guess I just want to be satisfied...
  19. Microsoft Bing calls Saudi Arabia Daesh aka ISIS

    "Microsoft has been forced to apologise after its Bing translation service suggested that the Arabic name for Islamic State “Daesh” meant “Saudi Arabia” in English." https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/30/microsoft-bing-translates-daesh-saudi-arabia I dunno, I think Bing was...
  20. University of Chicago Dean gets it right - No safe spaces

    This is the first half or so from the welcome letter from University of Chicago dean Jay Ellison to the incoming class of 2020. Well done Dean Ellison, how refreshing is this! Bold emphasis added by me. Welcome and congratulations on your acceptance to the college at the University of Chicago...
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