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by Halfapint
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 245
Views: 32196

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

Went to check the hives yesterday after work. We've been having issues with hive 1 and 2. I checked hive one (left front hive) the last time we did an inspection we did not see any queen or queen sign, yesterday I looked in and we had eggs (0-3 days old) and larva (4-10 days old). So we must have ha...
by Halfapint
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: WWIII - Battle of Vancouver
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: WWIII - Battle of Vancouver

Didn't listen to any of it (sound wasn't working on work computer), but it looked interesting. I may check it out when I'm not at work. Have you watched anymore?
by Halfapint
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 245
Views: 32196

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

Cool. So you just leave the combs with honey and brood alone, and decap the honey-only ones? Yes, here in the PNW we have long wintered, not cold, just looooong. So the bottom two boxes will always bee for brood and honey. They will build it like the pictures above with the honey around the outside...
by Halfapint
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 245
Views: 32196

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

Cool. So you just leave the combs with honey and brood alone, and decap the honey-only ones? Yes, here in the PNW we have long wintered, not cold, just looooong. So the bottom two boxes will always bee for brood and honey. Once those two are built up, it’s time to put a queen excluder on and start ...
by Halfapint
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 245
Views: 32196

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

Here’s some of the pics I had taken this year. Typical langstroth 10 frame hive https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-vRtG6ZM/0/67f443e6/L/i-vRtG6ZM-L.jpg Here’s a great looking frame, you’ll see the capped honey all along the outside, and brood in the middle. They use the honey as insulation in winte...
by Halfapint
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 245
Views: 32196

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

boskone wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:38 pm
(No apologies at all for wanting to use you as a guinea pig. :D)
hahaha we'll I've been beekeeping for 10 years, but we've been neglecting it over the last 4 years or so due to the property and such. I'll get some pictures and such to post up.
by Halfapint
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 245
Views: 32196

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

Finally done with my messed up work schedule but still only have 2 days off a week which makes it hard when I'm trying to focus on getting our beekeeping operation up and going as well. So one day at the property and one day working on bees and getting other projects/errands done makes for little wo...
by Halfapint
Sun May 26, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 1145
Views: 66546

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

So I found some sig braces that were really cheap $30 or something. I read to see what the issue was and they were previously pink. I read on and it said these were professionally dyed and range in color from “charcoal to true black” well I recieved them and......... https://photos.smugmug.com/photo...
by Halfapint
Sat May 25, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: ZSC:005
Topic: Moving forward with homestead land search (with pics)
Replies: 29
Views: 5273

Re: Moving forward with homestead land search (with pics)

Awesome, it would be fun to have a meet up on your property! Keep us posted!
by Halfapint
Sat May 25, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 1145
Views: 66546

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

First I think we need to all be more careful, random bullets in places they should could be a bad thing especially in a hot environment. I found a .223 in the dryer :shock: the other day. It was sealed (home job), I did what NT2C did and checked it and it was same COL as my others, it fired just fine.
by Halfapint
Sat May 25, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: In home cash reserve
Replies: 14
Views: 2162

Re: In home cash reserve

I keep a cash reserve as well. Not near that I keep $500 on hand and $100 on my person at all times. I actually recently had my wallet stolen with my $100 in it. My own stupid fault wallet fell out and I left my window down running in to buy a $5 part with cash in my hand. But really as Stercutus sa...
by Halfapint
Thu May 23, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1189
Views: 93821

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

eugene wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 4:54 pm
Accurate lists both for No.9:
The amazing thing is how close I came to the published fps at max load, their 1367 to my 1364.
I use #9 for my 10mm it’s a great powder and puts some great numbers out.
by Halfapint
Tue May 21, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Prepping News
Topic: Deep in the Outback with an Aussie Doomsday Preppier
Replies: 4
Views: 2243

Re: Deep in the Outback with an Aussie Doomsday Preppier

I really liked this article!
by Halfapint
Tue May 21, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Smoked salmon
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Re: Smoked salmon

Been gifted this a few times from bags that were over stuffed. It’s pretty good. Not my favorite but great if you haven’t had home made fresh from the smoker.

Usually large fillet, and as long as it hasn’t been manhandled it’s usually in one piece.
by Halfapint
Fri May 17, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 245
Views: 32196

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

it Sucks only getting 1, maybe 2 days off. Spend today up doing some projects. Had a friend up who helped clean a lot of things (didn’t get pics due it pouring down rain. But we cleaned a lot of the stuff around the house. Cleared tons of ivy, lots of creeping ground cover, and lots of debis. Drivin...
by Halfapint
Wed May 15, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 257
Views: 22208

Re: Oil tankers "sabotaged" off UAE coast

MPMalloy wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:46 pm
absinthe beginner wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 7:24 pm
Not to mention $200 a bbl oil would wreak havoc on western economies.
That isn't good for anyone. :(


Westerners have thee and to absorb the costs (suck it up), China, India, central and South America do not. They would be decimated. Riots would not be pretty.
by Halfapint
Tue May 14, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Florida member checking in
Replies: 2
Views: 1530

Re: Florida member checking in

Welcome back, before my time and I am no where near FL, exact opposite corner actually. Glad you came back we need some more of the old timers here!
by Halfapint
Tue May 14, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Malevil - Film
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: Malevil - Film

You'd think there would be some repercussions if the movie was so badly butchered from the book. Guess I'll be skipping this one.
by Halfapint
Mon May 13, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 5
Views: 1604

Re: Hi there

Thanks!! I'm primarily interested in home defense, tactical and EDC stuff although I do realize that's a somewhat imbalanced approach. Just my interests. I would like to get to where I'm reasonably prepped for moderately sustained power outages/WROL situations (eg a post Hurricane Katrina type scen...
by Halfapint
Mon May 13, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 5
Views: 1604

Re: Hi there

Welcome! Glad to have you. What do you prep for?
by Halfapint
Mon May 13, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 257
Views: 22208

Re: Oil tankers "sabotaged" off UAE coast

Stercutus wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 2:11 pm
The UAE has reported attacks on four of it's tankers.

http://fortune.com/2019/05/13/saudi-ara ... ns-attack/
That's more concerning.
by Halfapint
Mon May 13, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: a Price for Every Head (Complete)
Replies: 97
Views: 11964

Re: a Price For Every Head

Great update! Digging this story. 91 caught what I was seeing. Only other editing I might do would be better transitions. You talk about him following the tracks to the inn, and the next is he's here. It's rather abrupt and with no transition of how far he walked, the lay out of the inn, just he's t...
by Halfapint
Mon May 13, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 257
Views: 22208

Re: Oil tankers "sabotaged" off UAE coast

Missiles, Straight of Hormuz, hmmm.... https://static01.nyt.com/images/2015/05/01/world/middleeast/hormuzmap-1430519856101/hormuzmap-1430519856101-facebookJumbo.png I'm not the person that beats war drums, but this is either black flag or possible escalation of the long simmering stuff that's going ...
by Halfapint
Mon May 13, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Transmitting Power Over Distance
Replies: 16
Views: 2916

Re: Transmitting Power Over Distance

Yeah, non of what you said has eff all to do with that I was talking about. The laws of electricity are pretty well defined. I wouldn’t trust anyone in this admin to investigate anything science related and tell the truth.

Trying not to get political

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