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by Norwegian
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Wildlife concerns in your AO.
Replies: 31
Views: 1647

Re: Wildlife concerns in your AO.

The whole predator vs livestock thing is quite a messy debate over here... Wolves are the biggest problem, bear next, then lynx and wolverine. Luckily they are not a real danger for humans. I once met an 70 year old lady that routinely would have to chase wolves, bears and occasinally a lynx or wolv...
by Norwegian
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Taking a Knee
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: Taking a Knee

Another big guy with knee problems here... They do seem to take a beating! I have a kneecap that dislocates easely, had to start using a brace to keep it in place when hiking or working. Knowing to a physiotherapist in a couple of weeks, we'll see how that turns out.

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by Norwegian
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Moved in with girlfriend, time to get organized.
Replies: 16
Views: 1193

Re: Moved in with girlfriend, time to get organized.

I did mention we are looking to buy a new place? No luck yet, but we have looked at a few houses. We are looking for a small farm, within half an hour of a specific city, and with enough land to keep a couple of horses and maybe some other livestock. Sadly, if a farm is not big enough to make a livi...
by Norwegian
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Moved in with girlfriend, time to get organized.
Replies: 16
Views: 1193

Re: Moved in with girlfriend, time to get organized.

You really have a great thread. Well written with a lot of good information. Please keep us posted on your progress. If I could inquire, what is the climate in your area like? Do you camp and hike much? Some of the hiking videos of Norway are beautiful. Many places seem to have harsher, less than i...
by Norwegian
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Helicopters in Snowstorms
Replies: 38
Views: 2060

Re: Helicopters in Snowstorms

I've seen an air ambulance land on snow in gusts where people could barely stay standing... But that was in clear weather. Up here in Norway pilots train a lot for that kind of stuff, but a pilot from southern Europe would probably only have basic training in flying in cold an snowy condition. Maybe...
by Norwegian
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Moved in with girlfriend, time to get organized.
Replies: 16
Views: 1193

Re: Moved in with girlfriend, time to get organized.

Time flies! Not much to tell prepping wise, but a few things are new. The girlfriend went to IKEA last week, so now I have a pile of empty boxes in the basement weighting for me to figure out how to organize things. Not much prepping stuff going in them, but being able to find tools and materials wh...
by Norwegian
Tue May 23, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Moved in with girlfriend, time to get organized.
Replies: 16
Views: 1193

Re: Moved in with girlfriend, time to get organized.

Icelandic volcano is something I had not thought about, I'll have to look in to that. Fishing gear is a good point too, I have some but could probably do with some more spares. I mostly fish in the fjord's, from land or from the boat. I've been wanting to get som pods for crab and lobster too, that ...
by Norwegian
Tue May 23, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Moved in with girlfriend, time to get organized.
Replies: 16
Views: 1193

Re: Moved in with girlfriend, time to get organized.

The way I see it global warming is a fact, and it's too lait to avoid. I don't prep for global warming, but rather for the changes in climate and weather that it brings with it. Solar, hydro and/or wind would be great, but is not possible on this property. I have been thinking of building a small so...
by Norwegian
Sat May 20, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Howard Leight Hearing Protection and Amplification
Replies: 11
Views: 929

Re: Howard Leight Hearing Protection and Amplification

For those that don't like earmuffs there are ear plugs with similar function. I recently got a set of surefire EP7 passive ear plugs which also seems like a good option. I have not tried shooting with them, but have used them in noisy environments. In a loud nightclub I can talk normally with people...
by Norwegian
Sat May 20, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Moved in with girlfriend, time to get organized.
Replies: 16
Views: 1193

Re: Moved in with girlfriend, time to get organized.

That is a lot of information. Norway. Never been, they tell me it is nice. What are we preparing for? Tornadoes? Ice caps melting? Viking invasions? Dude, we are the vikings, it's everyone else that needs to prepare for us! Sorry, hope it's not too much, I tend to ramble on... I'm prepping is mostl...
by Norwegian
Sat May 20, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Moved in with girlfriend, time to get organized.
Replies: 16
Views: 1193

Moved in with girlfriend, time to get organized.

So I decided to write this post to try and push myself into getting a bit more organized, and hopefully get some input and new ideas. Writing it down also always helps a lot in thinking things trough... Things just changed a lot (for the better) in my life in a pretty short time, so this is as good ...
by Norwegian
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?
Replies: 24
Views: 1723

Re: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?

I'm sometimes nicknamed "destruction leader" for my clumsiness, and the table I broke... and the couch... and the door... :P At least being the janitor means I'm the one that has to fix it so nobody really complains :P you get a few of those "destruction specialists" in every unit...our resident sp...
by Norwegian
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?
Replies: 24
Views: 1723

Re: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?

I volunteer with a local SAR group. I have not specialised that much, but have taken the squad leader courses, got my snowmobile permit this winter and was recently made transport leader. I'm also the janitor at the building we share with our parent organisation. I'm sometimes nicknamed "destruction...
by Norwegian
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Homestead land in the WA Okanogan
Replies: 80
Views: 8770

Re: Homestead land in the WA Okanogan

I designed the extension on my parents vacation home in france with scetchup a few years ago, including drawing in the old part of the house to draw of of. made a full drawing of the house with everything, then printed floor plans, façades and stuff from that for the application for building permits...
by Norwegian
Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Choose an APC during war.
Replies: 43
Views: 3104

Re: Choose an APC during war.

I didn't know that. Thanks for the info :D . Any knowledge on how the Bofurs cannon performed? It kinda reminded me of the ill fated anti air US army Alvin York from the 80's. The guns were sound, but the radar suite was garbage. It would sometimes read the barrels as approaching aircraft and the t...
by Norwegian
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Choose an APC during war.
Replies: 43
Views: 3104

Re: Choose an APC during war.

Yea I debated on whether to include the Cv90/40 or the Namer. I choose the Namer as it has seen combat and outside of scandanavia the Cv90/40 isn't used by other countries to my knowledge while the Namer has been bought by some South American countries. Fun fact about the CV90/40 the 40mm Bofurs gu...
by Norwegian
Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Looking for a pocket spotlight
Replies: 20
Views: 3120

Re: Looking for a pocket spotlight

Olight S2 maybe? Takes 2xcr123a or 1x18650, about as small as you can get with these batteries and crazy light output. I've handled it's predecessor, the s20, and it really surprises you how small and bright it is. As for quality i have a couple other lights from Olight and cant really find any prob...
by Norwegian
Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Driving in the Dark
Replies: 43
Views: 3352

Re: Driving in the Dark

I have two 9" spotlights on the fornt of my car. Petty common around here. I also upgraded the spots and high beams with phillips xtreme vision +130% bulbs, they make a huge difference too! The spots and bulbs are all legal, but my aiming of the spots toward the sides of the road (lots of wildlife h...
by Norwegian
Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Mead Making
Replies: 139
Views: 11999

Re: Mead Making

I love when i have people taste my mead that have not tried it befoe go "interesting, sweet and easy to drink but not as strong as you had me believe" then five minutes later "holy crap, this stuff hit's hard"! People around here seem to think of mead as equivalent to beer in alcohol content and get...
by Norwegian
Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: multitool
Replies: 40
Views: 3875

Re: multitool

I have a Victorinox swisstool as my EDC, very happy with it! It's quite big and heavy, but I've never seen that as a problem, and it's durability makes tit more than worth it. All tools are accessible from the outside and they all lock, that's a huge plus in my book. I'm rather hard on my tools, but...
by Norwegian
Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 569
Views: 67618

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

I discovered a jar of blueberry jam in the back of a cabinet the other day, expired July 06. Decided that another 6 month wouldn't hurt, so I left it there to open when it hit's the even ten years ;)
by Norwegian
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tecumseh 10hp snowblower engine questions
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Tecumseh 10hp snowblower engine questions

After hours of reserch and fiddling around with the thing i got it working. It never had a battery, but is ment to be started with jumper cables from an external one. I'm probably going to add a battery and a rectifier for charging it from the alternator, we'll se.
by Norwegian
Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tecumseh 10hp snowblower engine questions
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Tecumseh 10hp snowblower engine questions

Williaty: I know the principals, exept on thse engines the engine is stopped by shorting the ignition to ground so the coil does not get power. Most af these engines have no key or swich, just a contact that shorts to gorund thru the throttle lever when this is pushed all the weay down. grennels: No...
by Norwegian
Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tecumseh 10hp snowblower engine questions
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Tecumseh 10hp snowblower engine questions

Probably the wrong forum, was'nt sure were to put it so mod, feel free to move it if there are a better place. So i've got myself an old snowblower with a tecumseh HM100 engine on it. Carb was removed by PO after it crapped out, I've ordered a new one. While waiting for the carb i thought I'd see ab...

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