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by Halfapint
Thu May 21, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 1065
Views: 37914

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:25 pm
I've heard good things about the Pelican cases knockoffs Harbor Freight sells. I don't have one myself, though.
Can confirm, they are probably the same as pelicans or same factory. They work fantastic.
by Halfapint
Wed May 20, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Namibia trip- N/a an kuse wildlife sanctuary
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Namibia trip- N/a an kuse wildlife sanctuary

Thanks, Halfapint....... Something else I just thought of....how do cellphones work overseas? Without buying a super expensive SAT phone, could I not take a crap old phone and put an African SIM card in? Check which network they have down there and buy a cheap (probably android) compatible. When th...
by Halfapint
Wed May 20, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 46
Views: 4105

Re: Repair Wins

Wife’s moms pressure washer wouldn’t start. Drained gas and noticed that that was a line at the bottom of the jar, water. Ran denatured alcohol through the tank and drained. New gas in and still nothing. Took carb apart cleaned it in the ultrasonic cleaner dried it over our wood stove, reinstalled, ...
by Halfapint
Wed May 20, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Namibia trip- N/a an kuse wildlife sanctuary
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Namibia trip- N/a an kuse wildlife sanctuary

Can’t help with the sharp pointy stuff or what not. But working for an airline I have some insight into that side. I would first look at the route they are flying. Check the airports and see if they have any restrictions due to COVID. As far as traveling, make sure they have a carry on bag with all ...
by Halfapint
Mon May 11, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 46
Views: 4105

Re: Repair Wins

Picked up a Trager 2 days ago because it “heated inconsistently an couldn’t start by itself. Got it home and realized the lady NEVER cleaned it, 3 inches of shit in the burn box. And probably 2” of crap on the bottom of the rest of the barrel. Chipped out the crap in the firebox, set the fugger to 4...
by Halfapint
Fri May 08, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Boots for really long walks
Replies: 17
Views: 1537

Re: Boots for really long walks

I’ve been using some Hitech (sp) boots for working on the property they are hands down some of the best boots I’ve had as far as comfort. Almost zero break in period, and they’ve last 2 years of hard, HARD work. I took them hunting last fall and they were not water proof unfortunately. I’m sure I co...
by Halfapint
Fri May 08, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Sunburn COMMENT Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 460

Re: Sunburn COMMENT Thread

Didn’t see the original sorry posted. Going to try and read it all tonight. Looking forward to more stores of yours Tacair
by Halfapint
Tue May 05, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Asian Giant Hornets found in PacNW
Replies: 17
Views: 522

Re: Asian Giant Hornets found in PacNW

Welcome to Plague 2020 v2.0 This is what happens when you don't stay in quarantine. - God I laughed out loud to that. While this sucks and is no fun. I really don’t see it as too big a deal. Just look back “killed bees” or Africanized honey bees were suppose to kill everything and anything. Well th...
by Halfapint
Sun May 03, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 46
Views: 4105

Re: Repair Wins

Just took my dads Stihl 029 apart Because it wasn’t working as well as it should. Never taken a saw apart down to just the motor. Got everything cleaned up, and out back together in a day. Go to start it and this saw was usually a 5-6 pull with full choke on. Now it’s a 1 pull start. Put a new muffl...
by Halfapint
Sat May 02, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Once again into the fray dear friends
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Once again into the fray dear friends

Returning member here. For several years I merely lurked and listened. ZS has always been a good reference. I am looking for a good source of printable maps. Something suitable for brushing up on my land navigational skills. GPS is a valuable tool but to me just one of many in the tool box. Welcome!
by Halfapint
Sat May 02, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Asian Giant Hornets found in PacNW
Replies: 17
Views: 522

Re: Asian Giant Hornets found in PacNW

You guys have no idea. They don’t even look like yellow jackets. They are orange and twice the size! But people just think if they call we’ll kill them for them. I dunno.
by Halfapint
Sat May 02, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Think I’ve hit my peak...
Replies: 23
Views: 830

Re: Think I’ve hit my peak...

As someone who’s never seen the fascination with 1911’s that thing is truly a thing of beauty!
by Halfapint
Sat May 02, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Asian Giant Hornets found in PacNW
Replies: 17
Views: 522

Re: Asian Giant Hornets found in PacNW

As a bee keeper in WA, the pages have been going bonkers. There’s been a pretty big effort to have people report to the hotline if they see Asian hornets. The problem is, Joe average can’t tell a bee, from a wasp, or a hornet etc. so the phone lines are going crazy. We’ve been asking for pictures be...
by Halfapint
Sat May 02, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 42
Views: 7049

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 fami...
by Halfapint
Sat May 02, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 250
Views: 34371

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 s...
by Halfapint
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects
Replies: 45
Views: 1651

Re: Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects

Anyone who's binging Netflix and Hulu is either doing the pandemic wrong, or they live in a high-rise apartment and can't move, like a baby veal. Yeah... I just cleaned a cat water fountain and had to lie down for 30 minutes to get my back to stop spasming. Yesterday I swapped flags on my flagpole....
by Halfapint
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 1065
Views: 37914

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

Haven’t posted in here in a while. Finally built an AR10..... oooooh boy! In my “AR10’s are just bigger AR15’s everything should be plug and play” naiveness..... I learned a hard lesson. Trust no one when it comes to AR10s Take down pins are the correct diameter, but about 1/4 short so they don’t go...
by Halfapint
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 42
Views: 7049

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 24...
by Halfapint
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 250
Views: 34371

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

:clap: Thanks buddy! Lots of work around here! It’s been nice being able to focus on it. Last couple days I’ve slacked due rains. But the rains re good it’s conpacking the dirt on the level area we’ve made. The fiancé decided she was going to slice her knuckle open. Nice deep cut. Learned that firs...
by Halfapint
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 250
Views: 34371

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

Random update: I took a month off work (voluntary) airlines arent doing well and I have the money to try and take the time off. Filing for unemployment if I get it cool if not oh well. Been doing projects like crazy. The better half decided she was tired of the slope once we walk out of the trailer ...
by Halfapint
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?
Replies: 33
Views: 1424

Re: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?

Dropped off stuff at my moms house and took the long way out. I counted 12 new garden plots in houses that had previously had none..... 12..... Now, these are just ones I can see. Not ones in backyards. I did noice loads of dirt/compost piled in front of houses, down with the new garden beds, some w...
by Halfapint
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Using the new Imgur button to upload images
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: Using the new Imgur button to upload images

Is it just me or is the imgur link gone to post pictures?
by Halfapint
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects
Replies: 45
Views: 1651

Re: Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects

Bought over 200 mason jars because I ran out. Picked them up from random people selling bulk lots. So far found a couple worth some money! One has all the lettering upside , another seems to be a centennial jar. I assume you meant to type "upside-down" and your brain got ahead of your fingers (or v...
by Halfapint
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects
Replies: 45
Views: 1651

Re: Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects

Work sent me home with a laptop, it’s been dreadfully slow so I’ve been cutting out early and doing projects. I found on Facebook market place chickens for under 60¢/lb so I bought over 200 lbs. I processed 12 chickens that night. The others are getting processed today. I bought a new vacuum sealer ...

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