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by derajer
Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Miracle Plant
Replies: 60
Views: 8218

Re: Miracle Plant

Anyone know how digestible these are? There's a reason why humans generally don't eat leaves and grasses, but some plants are exceptions like salads.
by derajer
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Fagin
Replies: 630
Views: 66535

Re: Fagin

I just started reading a few days ago and have finished what there is so far.

NOW I WANT MOOOAAAARRRR!!!!!!

It's an excellent story, top shelf stuff for survival fiction from the community.
by derajer
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Atmospheric Water Generator
Replies: 19
Views: 947

Re: Atmospheric Water Generator

The manual indicates it requires an input power of 1080w, that would be a lot of electricity for 7 gallons a day. Certainly that's not reasonable for any degree of self sufficiency. I have had the water from similar devices and it is quite good.
by derajer
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Home Security Project
Replies: 27
Views: 1078

Re: Home Security Project

First I feel a need to shamelessly plug the wiki article for deterrence, http://zombiehunters.org/wiki/index.php/Defensive_Landscaping . :D I used to install security systems for a large local installer, they work almost exclusively with Ademco/Honeywell systems and had good success (read, no repair...
by derajer
Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Choosing a Tractor
Replies: 29
Views: 1517

Re: Choosing a Tractor

I definitely agree about diesels, when available they seem to last longer and perform better. I also agree with the 3-point hitch, I don't think you'll find anyone that would say otherwise. It will mostly just be for odd jobs. I have no intention of mowing 5 acres, I for as much of my land as possib...
by derajer
Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Choosing a Tractor
Replies: 29
Views: 1517

Re: Choosing a Tractor

Growing up we had a Farmall Super A as our garden tractor. I wish we still had it, but around 1995 some years after we stopped planting 2 acres of crowder peas we sold it off since we weren't using it. It was just rusting away and we liked the tractor too much to let it die that way. We sold it for...
by derajer
Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Air Lift well pumps
Replies: 0
Views: 293

Air Lift well pumps

In a thread on another forum about wells, airlift pumps were mentioned. I was not aware of these types of pumps for the purpose of pumping wells and I was curious to see what others know, have experienced, or think about these pumps. How do they compare to standard AC/DC submersibles and others. For...
by derajer
Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Choosing a Tractor
Replies: 29
Views: 1517

Re: Choosing a Tractor

That living history farm site is pretty awesome. As for the Ford 8Ns, they have a lot of parts that are available in auto parts stores which is very helpful.
by derajer
Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Choosing a Tractor
Replies: 29
Views: 1517

Re: Choosing a Tractor

That's a pretty common private party value for something like a D17, Ford 8N, etc... If you buy from a dealer you're probably gonna pay more like 2-3K. Generally these do not include implements, but it's not uncommon for a private party to include implements. Keep in mind that we're talking about tr...
by derajer
Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Choosing a Tractor
Replies: 29
Views: 1517

Re: Choosing a Tractor

13k is a pretty serious payment on a piece of rural land, not to mention I hate to take on the additional debt of something like that. I can have a Ford 8N that I can work on with no special tools and has a standard 3-point hitch for 1-2K. While there is still the issue of the loader to deal with, i...
by derajer
Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Choosing a Tractor
Replies: 29
Views: 1517

Choosing a Tractor

I hope to purchase an acreage in the next couple of years or so, and when that happens I will need a tractor or similar machine. What do you guys, especially those with personal experience, recommend for the survivalist's ideal 5-10 acre tractor? It's no likely that I will be doing any plowing as I ...
by derajer
Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Using a spring, uphill, at a distance
Replies: 17
Views: 610

Re: Using a spring, uphill, at a distance

I completely understand, but as I said I won't be back at the BOL until Apr 25 for my bi-weekly BOL visit. I will measure the GPM output at that time, anything else I should measure?
by derajer
Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Using a spring, uphill, at a distance
Replies: 17
Views: 610

Re: Using a spring, uphill, at a distance

The farm, and thus the spring, has been in my family for 10+ years and it has never stopped flowing.
by derajer
Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Using a spring, uphill, at a distance
Replies: 17
Views: 610

Re: Using a spring, uphill, at a distance

I am unable to provide many measurements at this time, but I do know that the pipe that is tapping the spring is a 1/2" copper pipe that isn't exactly supplying a high-pressure spray. Any good formulas for calculating maximum/minimum flows provided from a given diameter pipe?
by derajer
Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Using a spring, uphill, at a distance
Replies: 17
Views: 610

Re: Using a spring, uphill, at a distance

I have only just started thinking about this and I won't be at my BOL again for another two weeks so I do not know how many GPM it is outputting. The spring is already coming out of a pipe and pouring into an open cattle trough. The overflow just runs into the creek down the hill. I have not surveye...
by derajer
Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Using a spring, uphill, at a distance
Replies: 17
Views: 610

Re: Using a spring, uphill, at a distance

Wind is a bad option, this is in a valley with lots of trees in a part of my state that is not know for its wind.

Solar is an option, but I hate to use electricity if there are other options.
by derajer
Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Using a spring, uphill, at a distance
Replies: 17
Views: 610

Using a spring, uphill, at a distance

My BOL has a natural spring, but it is probably 800 meters away from the house and pretty far downhill. I haven't measured its output, but it's not particularly fast. What are my options for making of use of this spring? I have read about hydraulic rams, but I wondered if anyone else had any ideas. ...
by derajer
Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Car vs 4x4 vs cycle?
Replies: 26
Views: 1573

Re: Car vs 4x4 vs cycle?

I think this: http://zombiehunters.org/wiki/index.php/BOV pretty much covers all the possibilities/angles or provides links to further articles that do. I personally wouldn't want anything with just two wheel and no protection from the outside. The car vs truck/suv/van issue definitely just depends ...
by derajer
Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Scuba Diving?!?
Replies: 26
Views: 767

Re: Scuba Diving?!?

I think the best use would be to find a nice, deep, private quarry pond to stash things. From now till the PAW you will have access to maintenance, etc... and when the PAW came you could recover your super secret stash well within the limited time that your gear would be useful. I think things like ...
by derajer
Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quarry Ponds
Replies: 20
Views: 1646

Re: Quarry Ponds

Nothing like a little thread necro... Anyway, the pond is a gravel quarry and it is extremely clear. I think it was dug back in the 70s and to my knowledge it has never been checked by divers. I wouldn't have a clue if it is rain only or aquifer. The water is extremely clear though, it's actually qu...
by derajer
Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Meat Storage during paw?
Replies: 30
Views: 1897

Re: Meat Storage during paw?

Look into Biltong, it is a type of dry pickling that is actually quite fast.
by derajer
Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Identify my 10/22!
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Identify my 10/22!

I just bought a Ruger 10/22 from a pawn shop in great condition for $149! The box was included and indicates that I have a K10/22. This rifle has a 22" barrel, all stainless barrel and action, checkered grips, wood non-walnut stock, no barrel collar, and the box indicates it included a scope mount f...
by derajer
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Kerosene - why and how
Replies: 13
Views: 897

Re: Kerosene - why and how

I've been playing around with woodgas as well, but that can be kind of complicated to store since it is not a liquid fuel. Fischer-Tropsch? I am familiar with the process on paper, but I have never seen an actual explanation of implementation. If you can point us to a workable model I would be very ...
by derajer
Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Secure your data!
Replies: 23
Views: 3535

Re: Secure your data!

[propeller head] I think it is worth noting that the "hidden" volume function of TC is critically broken by Windows/Linux/MacOS due to all of the debris they create when you access the volume, so be aware that if you wish to use a hidden volume for plausible deniability that it will be discovered. T...

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