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by quazi
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 50
Views: 7650

Re: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects

I think it may only be a problem in Alaska and other far-flung places. Chicks are born with everything they need to survive for a few days. It is very sad when it happens though. It has happened to me twice, once with chickens and once with guinea hens. Those times they mostly seemed fine when they ...
by quazi
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 50
Views: 7650

Re: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects

I don't have any real personal experience with them, and don't know much about them. My brother worked on a farm that had them, and he really liked them. I ordered some last year, but they took too long in the mail and all died save for one. That one lived with the ducks (who didn't like her, but we...
by quazi
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 50
Views: 7650

Re: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects

I’m so jealous of all that flat land! Looks amazing! Sorry about the loss of the chickens. We have a nesting pair maybe 2 of red tailed hawks on the property and I worry if we get chickens, that’ll be the fate. I prefer free range to let them take care of pests around the garden. Hope you have a hu...
by quazi
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Annnddd... we're back
Replies: 26
Views: 723

Re: Annnddd... we're back

Thanks for getting the forum back up
by quazi
Tue May 26, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [REDACTED - for your safety]
Replies: 1088
Views: 42678

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

Anybody have a recommendation for one of those bags that goes over the stock of a bolt-action rifle? (traditional looking rifle stock.) I put a large objective scope on one of mine for low-light target shooting, and I'd like to raise my cheek up a little bit to make it easier to look through the sco...
by quazi
Tue May 26, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 50
Views: 7650

Re: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects

We officially opened our greenhouse for this season (we've been selling things for about a week already but hadn't been telling people). This is our main greenhouse that we sell things out of. We've got another one that holds excess plants and a third that is primarily for our own stuff. https://i.i...
by quazi
Sun May 24, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [REDACTED - for your safety]
Replies: 1088
Views: 42678

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

That sounds pretty rad. Do they have anything that will also pair up with an anemometer yet?
by quazi
Sun May 24, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 50
Views: 7650

Re: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects

Rough start to chickens this summer. We lost one due to an accident (he managed to get himself wedged in behind a wall somehow). One just died, no idea why. Another got sick and was acting like she couldn't walk, but after isolating her for a few days she got better. Then a couple days ago a falcon ...
by quazi
Sun May 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [REDACTED - for your safety]
Replies: 1088
Views: 42678

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 10:38 am
Ruger makes a 22/45 Lite in the Mk IV line, Quazi.

I'm looking at either one of those or a Mk IV 22/45 Tactical myself.
Yeah, what I wasn't sure of is if the different grip angle might make me shoot it worse.

I'd try one before buying it but I don't know anyone who owns one.
by quazi
Sat May 23, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [REDACTED - for your safety]
Replies: 1088
Views: 42678

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

I've been looking at the 22/45 Lite. It's appealing since I'd like something to take along for grouse when I'm out moose hunting. On the other hand, I might just go with a Mk IV even though it's heavy since I've always shot the Mk series better than most other .22 handguns and I've never shot a 22/4...
by quazi
Fri May 22, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [REDACTED - for your safety]
Replies: 1088
Views: 42678

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

Sighted in my H&R 999 yesterday. I got it pretty much just because of its looks. I've always thought top breaks were neat, plus I like the look of the vent rib and that weird little trigger guard extension (which actually just gets in the way of my grip). On the negative side it has the worst trigge...
by quazi
Mon May 04, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 50
Views: 7650

Re: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects

Good looking birds! Look on the heavy end as well! We picked up over 200lbs of processed “organic” chicken for less than 60¢ a lb (processed as in gutted and plucked). That out off my plan on buying meat chickens this year. So meat chickens will be planned for next year. Thanks! They were pretty ta...
by quazi
Fri May 01, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 50
Views: 7650

Re: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects

We had more roosters than we needed. Put off butchering them since at fall they were still pretty small and then during the winter they didn't cause much trouble. Now that it's been warming up it's become a constant brawl so we butchered two of them today. One other is going to a friend of the famil...
by quazi
Fri May 01, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 250
Views: 35708

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

Ouch, a $400/month electric bill is pretty rough. I had my highest electrical bills in the last few years at about $300/month earlier this winter. I really need to get a wood stove. Raised garden beds sound great. We have tall wire benches as part of our plant nursery, and as the high tunnels get so...
by quazi
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 50
Views: 7650

Re: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects

Ouch, yeah tourism isn’t doing well. Working for the major airline in Alaska, we are hurtin. I was going to spend this year as a garden rebuild year. Take my time, clear the garden area. Start building it back up and adding layers and layers over the next year. But well that Rona hit. So We for a 2...
by quazi
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 50
Views: 7650

Re: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects

We have a plant nursery selling flower and vegetable starts as a side business*, so we plant loads of different stuff. Like, many dozens of different things. *Our primary business is normally tourism, but with the virus it's looking like the greenhouse is going to be our main source of income. :ohde...
by quazi
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 50
Views: 7650

Re: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects

Been sick for over a month. When I feel better I try to get as much work done as I can.

We've been starting lots of seeds.
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by quazi
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 913
Views: 28313

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Called the local health clinic to see how they were doing on masks. They said that they weren't running low, but any donations would be appreciated. I bought a big bag of N95s a few years back for emergencies. For a minute I thought "well if they don't need them then why wouldn't I keep them?" but t...
by quazi
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: WarHammer 40k?
Replies: 46
Views: 9061

Re: WarHammer 40k?

Thanks! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
by quazi
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How have your preps evolved?
Replies: 20
Views: 3630

Re: How have your preps evolved?

Johnnie_T wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:29 pm
Quazi, I wouldn't worry about anything you've posted. Putting cringy, nonsensical shit on the web is a rite of passage for all of us :lol:
Yeah, I figure it's true for most people under forty. :lol:
by quazi
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: WarHammer 40k?
Replies: 46
Views: 9061

Re: WarHammer 40k?

A couple years later and I bought way more Warhammer stuff than I intended to. :oops: I mean, I didn't go into debt on it or anything, but all my life I have been frugal and then something about Warhammer and being able to afford all the stuff I wanted as a kid but couldn't get flipped some switch i...
by quazi
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Ruth Stout Garden
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Ruth Stout Garden

I don't have any first-hand experience with mulch, as we usually don't have much problems with erosion and don't lack for rain most years (and we do have problems with slugs and getting soil warm enough). It should work great for potatoes. We normally pile up dirt on ours a couple times a summer to ...
by quazi
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 250
Views: 35708

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

Yikes, I had some nasty electrical bills this winter. I need to get a wood stove in my current place, but it keeps getting pushed back for other projects. Heat is my #1 expense.

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