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My brother setup these around his home, good vision and lets you see at night:
Anyone in here have real experience with home surveillance camera systems?  We have an organized crime group (according to police) working my area breaking into homes and vehicles.  They come in and out every week or so.  Want a system to cover my perimeter and to film the corner by my house and the park across the street.
Communications / Re: Countyomm GP5 SSB
« Last post by Sailor on Today at 08:53:51 AM »
I have not used mine with any antenna over 50ft on camping clothesline reel, and it works well.  Good enough to decode psk using my phone.  So small no reason not have one. 
Needles & Strings / Re: Making blankets
« Last post by Morning Sunshine on Today at 08:31:44 AM »

I had a lot of scraps from my great-grandmother.  I made 2 granny-square crochet afghans with the scraps.  they turned out very pretty.
Needles & Strings / Re: Making blankets
« Last post by AvenueQ on Today at 08:15:21 AM »
I see knitted patchwork blankets a lot, they're a great way to use up yarn leftovers like you said. I don't have the patience for it, but they turn out great. I possibly have a floor loom in my near future (a woman in my knitting club wants to sell one and our new house will actually have room for it next month), not sure if it's large enough to do a blanket but I probably will make one if it is.

There used to be a guy at a local art fair that made bed-size hand woven blankets, they were beautiful and a great price. We bought one and love it and wanted to buy another, but then he wasn't there the next few years. He was out of Oregon, I think I still have his info somewhere.
Processing Food For Storage / Re: peanut butter
« Last post by Redman on Today at 04:04:26 AM »
Interesting thread, I've often thought of making peanut butter but never had. I may just give it a go now.
Processing Food For Storage / Re: peanut butter
« Last post by mountainmoma on Today at 01:09:57 AM »

using a champion juicer to make the peanut butter, straight into wide mouth pints, then I stirred in 3/4tsalt per jar and put them in the fridge
Needles & Strings / Making blankets
« Last post by mountainmoma on Today at 12:52:26 AM »
I would like to up the warm bedding around here, to have more on hand for potential extra guests, and I do gift blankets to others to make make sure they have enough and extras too, so I am thinking about blankets and comforters and am going to be making a few projects. If you have made any, add them here, pictures, techniques.

The first one I am working on is a knitted patchwork blanket. I have cleaned out my yarn area of partial skeins and single skeins that I have no other use for, I also have a small bit from a couple friends. I am doing this one 100% wool. Inspiration is seen at these links: and

This is easy knitting as each piece is just 6x6 inches, so if you presort the yarn and can keep the same gauge for a while, you don't have to think about it. SO far, I have this much, plus at least a few squares each have been done by my daughters. I am on scheduale so far as I aim to have at least 12 a month. Unless I knit on a trip or something, the goal is to have the knitting done within a year as a relaxing thing when watching a show. The blanket should be 12 by 12  grid of 6" squares, so 6 x 6 feet.

Emergency Preparations / Re: Drones as an Emergency Situation Tool
« Last post by Hurricane on Yesterday at 03:25:25 PM »
I saw an article online a couple of years ago about the officials in New Zealand using them for search-and-rescue. They were able to see places where it was hard to go on foot. Posted the link on one of these forums, but which one ?? :-[
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