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by Halfapint
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 183
Views: 11679

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

Last two days I spent working on projects, mostly trying to get ol puttputt running. When I put the head back together it was getting late and and I was rushing, like an idiot I didn’t adjust the valves properly. So it wouldn’t turn over. I spent most of yesterday trying to figure it out, got it fix...
by Halfapint
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 468
Views: 11887

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

RickOShea wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:33 pm
Providence non semi-auto.....
What the what?!? Interesting, I wonder what the trigger pull is on that. And that would be interesting and potentially a game changer in restricted states.
by Halfapint
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Dead at Destitute Mountain
Replies: 2227
Views: 245842

Re: The Dead at Destitute Mountain

Eeeeeeesk! I was so excited when I saw the update I peed a little! Welcome back TB thanks for the update, this year just got 100x’s better
by Halfapint
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 183
Views: 11679

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

Not much to update. Spent Sunday/Monday doing things I need to do. Tuesday we went I search of a grader scraper to test and see if it’s what we need to level and work the road to get it read. Found a place that rents them, it’ll cost 120 for a day. Think we’ll try it and see. Next up we worked on pu...
by Halfapint
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 183
Views: 11679

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

If ivy wasn't terrible to burn, I would have one in a heartbeat!
by Halfapint
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 183
Views: 11679

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

Maybe eyeball the trees on your property and cut down any that might be a future problem? Nice tractor! There are about 4 that "could be" a problem. But even those it might only be the last 5' or so. They may ore may not come out depending on what we plan on doing with the upper area of the propert...
by Halfapint
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Electric Chainsaw Sharpener/HF Sharpener Review
Replies: 26
Views: 1514

Re: Electric Chainsaw Sharpener/HF Sharpener Review

I sharpened about 30 chains the last couple of days and figured I’d give an update. Still doing strong I ran it nonstop for about 2-3 hours yesterday sharpening all my chains and the neighbors chains.

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by Halfapint
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 183
Views: 11679

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

Had a major windstorm come through Saturday night. Winds hitting over 60mph, 500k people without power (some still are), toppling trees everywhere. Went to check making sure the garandparents were alright and that nothing was damaged (no down trees on the property just some branches). Went to check ...
by Halfapint
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 183
Views: 11679

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

I'm really digging how you are working your land & living the dream we all have. :clap: Right On! 8-) Thank you my friend! I really am loving it! Even dedious stuff like clipping the ivy from the walk ways is enjoyable. So many plans for this year. I hope to be up there in a few months full time, q...
by Halfapint
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 183
Views: 11679

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

So she’s freaking out about water preps now. I couldn’t be more proud. That's awesome! It's easy. Just build a couple of artesian wells, from different sources, w/a 10,000 Gal. underground cistern? :clownshoes: She has access to nearly unlimited bottled water. She only has to break the seal to be i...
by Halfapint
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 183
Views: 11679

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

Happy new year everyone. Big things coming. I posted in the new year 2019 post that the biggest goal, prep wise, is moving onto the property. That is true. That’ll be the best thing as a prep I can do. The gf upon hearing about the earthquake in anchorage told me we need to be better prepared. I had...
by Halfapint
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 468
Views: 11887

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

Mossberg MC1sc: First Look at Mossberg’s First Handgun in 100 Years "When someone says the name 'Mossberg', visions of legendary shotguns and incredibly accurate long-range rifles come to mind. Now, add handguns to that list of imagery. For the first time in 100 years, Mossberg is returning to its ...
by Halfapint
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The battle of the PCCs
Replies: 25
Views: 1020

Re: The battle of the PCCs

Prices on Quarter Circle 10 stuff have finally dropped enough to pique my interest... https://www.quartercircle10.com/products/receivers/lower-receivers/glock-large-frame-receiver-blemished.html Been eyeing a .45ACP Kriss for years and have a fair stockpile of magazines (13 and 28+ round) for my G2...
by Halfapint
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Santa Clarita Diet
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: The Santa Clarita Diet

I watched all the seasons, very good. I wasn’t sure the first few episodes but it turns really well.
by Halfapint
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Transmitting Power Over Distance
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Transmitting Power Over Distance

what about portable batteries? work charges the batteries via solar, then move the charged batteries to the machine requiring them. could mount them in a small trailer with inverter and breakout for portable power around the place. Just a crazy idea Not really a bad idea. Swapable power packs that ...
by Halfapint
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Long time lurker
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Long time lurker

Welcome! Yes, the forums have been dismal recently. New blood is always welcome!

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by Halfapint
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Chinese Military's SUV Claimed Toughest on Planet
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: Chinese Military's SUV Claimed Toughest on Planet

This is when vehicles like this will be truly tested. Will they stand up to subsaharan Africa? (Because the Chinese are smart enough to avoid war in Middle East), they are heavily divested in aferica Africa, bet they won’t supoort their monitory support? I'm not sure avoiding war in the ME to fight...
by Halfapint
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What's your prep New Year's Resolutions?
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: What's your prep New Year's Resolutions?

2019 goals

Major goals:
Get onto our property.
Start stockpiling water
Double food preps

Secondary goals:
Get garden prepped and ready for next year
Clear some more land for storage
Double wood storage
Back up power for well pump and fan for heat
by Halfapint
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The battle of the PCCs
Replies: 25
Views: 1020

Re: The battle of the PCCs

Shot the sub2k and well...... Unless you’re a child, or someone who has a no longer has and upper or lower jaw, you just cannot get a good sight down the optics. The beretta was better, but I didn’t like the scope the guy had on it. Also the trigger seemed odd. I got a good laugh the other day when...
by Halfapint
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Chinese Military's SUV Claimed Toughest on Planet
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: Chinese Military's SUV Claimed Toughest on Planet

Honestly none of us have actually seen one. So all we are doing is circle jerking our hate for Chinese made stuff. This may very well be an absolute beast come military transport. But tell me..... do you think it’ll take a direct IED blast like a buffalo? Doubtful. It’ll be like Iraq 2003 where we h...
by Halfapint
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Transmitting Power Over Distance
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Transmitting Power Over Distance

Okay, how about this compromise? Don't step it up so high and accept the cost of the cable you'll need but use aluminum. Keep the voltage under 600 and you can use URD. URD is rated for direct burial secondary distribution and would get you to the house substation at a reasonable cost. It's been fa...
by Halfapint
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Transmitting Power Over Distance
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Transmitting Power Over Distance

Maybe think laterally, and accept some inefficiencies? E.g. a small pumped-storage hydro (what the US DoE calls " microhydropwer systems ") would be mechanically fairly simple (windmill running a pump to fill a reservoir, water line or pipe to the house, water turbine/generator/whatever to charge b...
by Halfapint
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Transmitting Power Over Distance
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Transmitting Power Over Distance

Standard Romex wouldn't be suitable, or legal, for transmission at that voltage, it tops out at around 600v and isn't rated for direct burial. At the very least you'll need cable rated for direct burial and underground feed, but also capable of handling 1.5kv without insulation breaking down. You'l...
by Halfapint
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 183
Views: 11679

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

Thanks for all of the updates and especially all of the pictures! This is way better than reading PAW fiction :clap: hahahahaha! That made me LOL. Glad you are enjoying it. I was talking with the GF last night and I told her we need to come up with a name for the property, so we can start a YT chan...

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