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The HAM Radio Board / Anytone Rig
« Last post by leadeye on May 22, 2019, 11:40:29 PM »
I'm thinking of purchasing an Anytone 5555N and 778UV for a mobile setup. Does anyone have experience with these rigs or anytone in general? This would cover my 2M/70CM  and 10/12 Meter.
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I work in downtown LA and it’s a concern. Recently, LA City Hall had issues with an infestation

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Typhus-Infectious-Disease-Los-Angeles-City-Hall-Rats-505579671.html
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Every Day Carry (EDC) Gear / Re: Let's talk about belts
« Last post by fritz_monroe on May 22, 2019, 07:09:14 PM »
I saw the price of a good belt.  I decided to make my own.  I have a Tandy Leather nearby, and got my stuff from there. 
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I don't see much choice but to quarantine all Californians who can't show recent proof of being declared flea-free by a doctor. No exemptions. The public must be protected!

https://nypost.com/2019/05/22/mountains-of-trash-in-la-could-cause-bubonic-plague-outbreak-expert/
Mountains of Trash in LA could cause Bubonic Plague Outbreak: Expert
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I'm still kicking dirt about this.


My boots are wore out, or I'd help ya.  ;D
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I'm still mad at them....
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MODERATOR NOTE: Merged two threads on this topic
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Medical Needs and First Aid / Re: CA Suffers Medieval Diseases
« Last post by FreeLancer on May 22, 2019, 12:28:42 PM »
Cases of flea-borne typhus in Texas over the last decade is 3X the number in California. And Texas has 75% the population, so the rate is even higher. 
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Medical Needs and First Aid / CA Suffers Medieval Diseases
« Last post by David in MN on May 22, 2019, 11:03:25 AM »
Tim Pool did a video about the ravages of unchecked garbage, Typhus, and human fecal matter that is all the rage in California:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSiLO8XgWo8

It sounds like something out of Chaucer but LA is awash in garbage and rats and a growing pestilence problem while San Francisco literally needs to have apps that help one avoid human poop on the streets.

This is concerning because people like me are definitely not going to expose our children to what looks like the breeding ground of the next bubonic plague. Not so good for the tourism economy. And what happens if this spins out and we start quarantining people from CA? It gets real dark real quick all because it's a destination for the homeless and the bureaucrats can't keep a sanitary society.

Very scary to follow this to its conclusion.
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Permaculture, Land Management and Foraging / Re: Installing a French Drain
« Last post by Frank7774 on May 22, 2019, 10:40:39 AM »
Also FYI, some of the background information I collected (links included):

from:
https://www.hunker.com/13424513/size-type-of-gravel-for-a-french-drain

French Drain Basics
A French drain draws water away from one area, such as the ground near a house foundation, to prevent water from causing damage to the structure. To do this requires a sloped ditch or trench with the high point at the area requiring drainage; the slope from end to end is generally 1 to 2 percent. A layer of gravel fills the bottom of the trench, with several inches of coarse sand on top of that. Some French drains have sod over the sand to make them less visible, and some include a drain pipe in the bottom to ensure the drain structure lasts.

Basic Gravel Bottom
The gravel used on the bottom layer of the trench -- filling it one-third of the way if using a perforated pipe, or two-thirds if not -- acts as an underground path or waterway for flowing water. Gravel used for this layer is typically 1/2 inch to 1 inch across -- the larger it is, the better the water flow and less chance of clogs and blockages. For a French drain without a perforated pipe, opt for even larger gravel, such as 1 1/2 inches across. Smaller gravel such as pea gravel would not allow sufficient water flow. No matter what the gravel or stone, opt for washed varieties, otherwise fine dust and particles may hinder or even stop water flow.

Hard Rock Rules
Hard rocks such as granite or river gravel prove viable options for a French drain because they won't break down over time as much as other rock varieties, such as sandstone and limestone. River gravel has already spent a good deal of time eroding down to its current size, as it is acquired from dried river beds before being cleaned and sold to the public.

From:
https://www.braenstone.com/crushed-stone/
 Crushed Stone Uses
Crushed stone is the “go to” stone for a variety of projects such as drainage applications like French drains, septic drain fields, road-side edge drains and retaining wall drains. Crushed stone is also used as base material under foundations, roads and railroads.

Crushed stone is generally used in construction as an aggregate either with or without a binder. Road base and Rail Road Ballast #3 are the major uses of aggregate without a binder. Aggregate for ready-mix cement and asphalt in highway and road construction, as well as for repair in residential and nonresidential construction are the major uses for aggregates with a binder.

Crushed stone can be, depending on the quarry site, trap rock, granite, gneiss and limestone. The final product is produced by crushing the stone and then screening it to size.

Braen Stone supplies crushed stone for use as a construction aggregate for a variety of uses, including: residential and commercial properties, concrete and asphalt in highway and road construction. Crushed stone can also be used to make ready-mix concrete, railroad ballast, filter stone, riprap, agricultural limestone and lime.--
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3/4” Crushed Stone
Crushed Stone for Sale in NJ and NY - 3/4 inch3/4″ crushed stone is generally used in construction as an aggregate. Its main uses include concrete and asphalt in highways and road construction. It is available for bulk delivery to homeowners, contractors, cities, townships, schools, religious establishments and universities. Our 3/4″ crushed stone is sold by the cubic yard or by the ton, depending on where it was loaded.

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1 1/2” Crushed Stone
Crushed Stone Prices in NJ and NY - 1 1/2 inches1 1/2″ crushed stone is widely used in dry wells, drainage solutions, road base, septic systems and ballast for railroad tracks. It can be trap rock, granite, gneiss and limestone depending on the quarry site. The material can also be used to make Portland cement, filer stone, riprap stone, agricultural limestone and lime. Our 1 1/2″ crushed stone is available for bulk delivery in both New Jersey and New York.
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