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Emergency Preparations / Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Last post by Stwood on Today at 01:11:06 PM »
Ordered 10 Magpul AR15  30 round magazines....hope to read them all.


In or out of the terloit? Makes a difference how you view the articles you know.  ???
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Emergency Preparations / Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Last post by Knecht on Today at 12:37:02 PM »
^ haha, nice!
I just ordered two 40rnd AK mags yesterday
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The BTC price rose overnight and is currently trading above one pound of gold.
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Emergency Preparations / Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Last post by Carl on Today at 10:14:24 AM »
 Ordered 10 Magpul AR15  30 round magazines....hope to read them all.
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Emergency Preparations / Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Last post by Stwood on Today at 09:41:22 AM »
Rearranging a shelf in the storeroom for the canned chicken, smoked pork, and water.

This is our first for canning water.  ;D
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Emergency Preparations / Re: Price of gas this week?
« Last post by Stwood on Today at 09:38:30 AM »
Down to $2.09 locally. I've seen $1.97 further way from here.


Sweet. How long has it been since we've seen gas under 2 bucks?
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The HAM Radio Board / Re: Sighhhhh I need help again guys.
« Last post by Alan Georges on Today at 07:56:12 AM »
    Have
    A lot
of Money

Accessories ,even for a cute ,tiny,QRP radio will cost a lot of money...one of the reasons I opted for full 100 watt radios because they can turn down to 5 watts and require you carry antennas,tuners,coax,batteries and take up very nearly the same weight and space to carry and often more work to set up efficient antennas. Also note that QRP ,with it's frequently amazing distances,often is done with more effective Morse Code (got a CW key?) and is more at the mercy of propagation than the slightly heavier 100 watt radios and their power requirements. WELCOME TO QRP.

KC, in case you missed it, the QRP-vs-QRO holy war thread is over here.  Worlds of rumination and good advice on getting the most out of your FT-817.  And yes, Carl's right about that LDG-817 tuner.  Out in the field, it's hard to beat how light and convenient it is.  But I understand about wanting to buy only one more tuner and be done with it.

One of these days soon I'm going to get over to my buddy with the 817's place with a bucket and luggage scales and do an all-gear-in weigh-off between his 817 and my 857.
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You can absolutely rotate on small amounts of land.  300 square yards of pasture would be too little for a single cow in my environment of SW Michigan, but every situation is unique.  Supplementing pasture is a good thing though: by adding hay each day in those small paddocks you will be getting pass through nutrients from the manure spread very evenly.  Manure from hay that was not originally on your field is a net positive to the condition of your pasture.  Manure that comes strictly from grazing is great for improving the condition of soil with carbon, but is a net loss in terms of nutrients (when your cow leaves, so does the calcium, iron, etc., that it got from the field). 
 
I say go for it.  Make cheap paddocks (step-in posts, single strand poly-wire, a small charger) and don’t be afraid to throw in a few flakes of hay each day.  Have a plan for water (water is heavy...) and evaluate after a year.  You’ll always find things to improve and change.  That’s part of the journey.
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Emergency Preparations / Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Last post by Knecht on Today at 06:58:26 AM »
Found a 1923 video that shows an old Swedish smith forging a certain type of axe that I was wondering how was made. Can't wait to try it myself.
Also, got good haggle deal on ebay for an old Finnish hatchet that I wanted for a while. Really curious how it's gonna work. It shares several features with medieval axes and the Finnish bushcrafters seem to love that type a lot. It's the old style, but factory forged sometime in the 20th century and they don't make these for several decades anymore, so they're getting hard to find. Will let you know how it works, once it arrives and I put it on a new shaft.
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