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by quazi
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 485
Views: 13176

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

I put a Ruger Mk IV Target on order today. The stainless model with the threaded barrel. I was thinking about getting a lightweight version or one of the Pac-Lite uppers, but I figure even a lightened Mk IV is heavier than many other polymer .22 handguns, so I think I'll just get one of those down t...
by quazi
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 485
Views: 13176

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

I liked the H&R single shots, and would be happy to see them come back. I like single shots in general for some reason. I had been eyeing a 20 gauge single shot that was on consignment for the better part of a year, that interested me because it was a little different than normal, but I told myself ...
by quazi
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 75
Views: 10152

Re: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects

Townsends have a lot of good cooking videos. I guess I missed that one. We pulled all the green tomatoes in a while back to ripen inside since it is getting frosty at night. My mom's boyfriend had a good idea to use old egg cartons to keep them separate. (This is maybe 1/5 of the tomatoes we've got ...
by quazi
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 75
Views: 10152

Re: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects

Just a note, you may already be aware though: you can basically sub mashed potatoes for one part in three flour when making bread. So like my sourdough recipe is generically 1:2:3 starter:water:flour. You should be able to make it 1:2:1:2 starter:water:mashed potato:flour, counting the water in the...
by quazi
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 48
Views: 1438

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

I was already quite concerned about the upcoming election, but the news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg passing has me pretty freaked. I'm going to give it a few days to think about it, but I might switch from my current path of slow-and-steady when it comes to preps to acquiring some things and learning som...
by quazi
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 75
Views: 10152

Re: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects

I don't know how may people you are feeding but that should last a while. :D Yeah, hopefully it should last us a good amount of time. We've got quite a few people though (something like six full-time adults, plus lots of family and friends that we share some of the harvest with). Also, we would lik...
by quazi
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 75
Views: 10152

Re: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects

Started digging potatoes. This is about half of the ones we planted so far. (The truck and trailer are different potatoes, not the same ones in two different places.)
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by quazi
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Charging Eneloop AA through USB
Replies: 25
Views: 430

Re: Charging Eneloop AA through USB

The Olight UC Universal Magnetic USB Charger is my favorite for portability. You can even charge 3 AAA at once, if you put them in a little bundle. Is that the same thing Ebuff75 linked? It looked great to put in a BOB. The reports of things melting were a little concerning, but maybe they have tha...
by quazi
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Everything a spark? Gathering intelligence.
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Everything a spark? Gathering intelligence.

I suspect time since the last incident is a major factor in whether another incident causes mass protests/riots/political actions and the like. I'm not talking about specifically the issues that are causing the civil unrest right now, but things that get people up in arms in general. If something si...
by quazi
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 75
Views: 10152

Re: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects

It's getting pretty cold for the next couple nights, but then it's supposed to warm back up. This is the first year I've tried to grow Blue Hubbard squash, and I've got a few that are very big but still light green so I'm worried they won't ripen after I cut them off the vine. My mother and I threw ...
by quazi
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]
Replies: 485
Views: 13176

Re: Firearms CHAT: [insert chat title here]

I built up a decent collection of ammo cans going to the UAF gunshows in Fairbanks. I would usually not see any guns I could afford, so I'd buy an ammo can or two to convince myself the trip was worth it. I got some 60mm mortar cans and 40mm grenade cans. I like the 40mm ones quite a bit, but the 60...
by quazi
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Charging Eneloop AA through USB
Replies: 25
Views: 430

Re: Charging Eneloop AA through USB

Just to clarify, what I have is a good amount of rechargeable AAs and a couple things that can provide a very meager amount of power through USB until they break (a small solar panel and a hand crank radio). What I'm looking for is an inexpensive way to recharge the AAs using the solar panel or rad...
by quazi
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Charging Eneloop AA through USB
Replies: 25
Views: 430

Re: Charging Eneloop AA through USB

You could swap charged for discharged batteries, but bear in mind that a UPS probably will not maintain power during the process. Many good UPSes support hot-swapping batteries (e.g. if you have utility power, you can swap the battery without dropping load), but I've never heard of one that can swa...
by quazi
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Charging Eneloop AA through USB
Replies: 25
Views: 430

Re: Charging Eneloop AA through USB

Thank you both for all the advice! The other thing you can do is buy/find or otherwise procure an APC battery UPS with a dead battery. Then use the connections on that device to charge and maintain by simply hooking up the battery to UPS leads. I do happen to have two APC UPS with dead batteries. A ...
by quazi
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Charging Eneloop AA through USB
Replies: 25
Views: 430

Re: Charging Eneloop AA through USB

Thanks for all the info, I'll definitely check out those review videos. Trickle charging NiMH batteries isn't usually recommended , although some chargers are supposed to be okay for it. My Ikea Storhogen charger is meant to be mounted on the wall and used as a charger/storage unit for batteries, bu...
by quazi
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Charging Eneloop AA through USB
Replies: 25
Views: 430

Re: Charging Eneloop AA through USB

From the tiny bit of reading I've done 18650 is becoming a really common new standard, but the actual power output of different 18650s can vary, right? Are most battery chargers these days smart chargers, or do I have to worry about overcharging with modern battery chargers? I do like the idea of be...
by quazi
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Charging Eneloop AA through USB
Replies: 25
Views: 430

Re: Charging Eneloop AA through USB

If you want an overwhelming amount of information on batteries and chargers, you can always search through either the Candlepowerforums or the Budgetlightforum. Those are primarily about flashlights, but there is also a ton of info about batteries, chargers, LEDs, etc. Flashlight people (aka Flasha...
by quazi
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6899
Views: 395170

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Snagged four flashlights from a thrift shop for fifty cents a piece. All work and didn't have any visible corrosion inside. They each have spots to attach a lanyard. I'm thinking I should rig up a high-vis lanyard to each along with some sort of label for where they should go (like "front door" or "...
by quazi
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 48
Views: 1438

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

While many locally prefer to turn a blind eye to events in the L48, those events can have a near-real time impact of massive proportions. Biggest concern is the ship-based logistics pipeline that keeps the bulk of the population here fed. So, very sensitive about "activities" round west coast ports...
by quazi
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What is Your favorite Local Gun Store
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: What is Your favorite Local Gun Store

My favorite is Arctic Ammo and Reloading in Wasilla, AK. Classic Firearms because they have the coolest videos and giveaways. And this time, I'm going to win that CZ Scorpion, dammit. I keep saying the same thing whenever I enter one of their giveaways and I still don't win anything. :lol: I've noti...
by quazi
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Charging Eneloop AA through USB
Replies: 25
Views: 430

Re: Charging Eneloop AA through USB

Those look like just what I'm looking for, thanks! I'm not sure how I missed them when I was searching on Amazon earlier.
by quazi
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The State of Oregon is on Fire
Replies: 19
Views: 551

Re: The State of Oregon is on Fire

Some of my friends who live in Oregon have been posting pictures. Looks spooky.
by quazi
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Charging Eneloop AA through USB
Replies: 25
Views: 430

Charging Eneloop AA through USB

A couple years ago I switched to Eneloop AA rechargeable batteries because I was really burning through batteries during the winter. I've got a regular AC wall charger for them, but I've noticed that I've got a lot of ways to charge things through USB (including a small solar panel, and soon a hand ...
by quazi
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Looking for new binoculars
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Looking for new binoculars

Still waiting on the 7x50s to show up, but I found a pair of old Omega 10x50s at a thrift store today for $9.50, so I grabbed them to get me by while I wait.
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