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by procyon
Sat May 02, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: New home/business Power Packs
Replies: 29
Views: 2636

Re: New home/business Power Packs

* My county gets 80+% of our power from renewable sources (wind, solar, and geothermal). Wow. That is far from the norm. I think the last I read, about 1/8th of the US electricity is from renewable sources. About 2/3rd from fossil fuel. The last part from nuclear (which doesn't have a carbon footpr...
by procyon
Sat May 02, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: New home/business Power Packs
Replies: 29
Views: 2636

Re: New home/business Power Packs

Manged to pull this off the Tesla Site (it isn't blocked by the hospital filter...wonder of wonders...) Tesla Powerwall is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery I would guess Ti based, as they tend to have fast cycle times and some of the longest cycle lives that I am aware of. But unless they have com...
by procyon
Sat May 02, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: H & R 12 gauge Shot gun, any assisories can add to one?
Replies: 20
Views: 1681

Re: H & R 12 gauge Shot gun, any assisories can add to one?

I put these on both my Remington and Mossberg shotguns. I decided somewhat arbitrarily that I wanted a direct interface as opposed to a rail. These work great. Can't see the link. Just a red 'X' in a little box. The hospital's web filter is not very helpful in a lot of things... Assuming it is a WM...
by procyon
Sat May 02, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: New home/business Power Packs
Replies: 29
Views: 2636

Re: New home/business Power Packs

Tesla car batteries are under warranty for 8 years with unlimited miles and charging. Like I said, I have no idea what is in them. But I have yet to see hard data published on any battery material that exceeded 5000 cycles without substantial deterioration. Some have claimed lifespans of close to 1...
by procyon
Fri May 01, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Ultimate Preparation
Replies: 14
Views: 2320

Re: The Ultimate Preparation

If you know someone Take it a step farther. If you have kids, plan it now. When it is all academic and just 'because'. When you can actually think clearly, if at all. Same with your parents. Brothers/sisters that you may end up having to shoulder this task for. Etc. And of course, yourself. Don't d...
by procyon
Fri May 01, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: New home/business Power Packs
Replies: 29
Views: 2636

Re: New home/business Power Packs

countless cycles That is unlikely to be true. I have no idea what material they are using for the battery - but it would be unusual it if had a total cycle lifetime of over 1000 cycles before becoming seriously impaired. If you are only using it irregularly, that could be a very long time. If you a...
by procyon
Fri May 01, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: H & R 12 gauge Shot gun, any assisories can add to one?
Replies: 20
Views: 1681

Re: H & R 12 gauge Shot gun, any assisories can add to one?

You don't need a scope on your shotgun. This. Unless you really need a slug gun for hunting, just don't. A red dot would be ok, but otherwise - don't. Are you trying to bang your friend? If so, Install a rail if the receiver is drilled and tapped, throw a cheap scope on there to make her happy, and...
by procyon
Fri May 01, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: The meats most wont eat thread.
Replies: 70
Views: 6215

Re: The meats most wont eat thread.

Wow. Looks like I killed this thread with my warning! Actually I thought livestock would have been safe. I know about fishing in polluted waters was bad. But I didn't know about the deer and wasting disease. So like if you eat a deer with wasting disease do you end up with it too? From what I am aw...
by procyon
Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: What's the current hotness in securing an AR at the ready?
Replies: 12
Views: 1705

Re: What's the current hotness in securing an AR at the read

Ugh. I humbly await my thrashing... Most coyotes and coy-crosses I have killed run between 30-40 pounds. Never seen one that was over 70. And over the years I have killed at least a dozen with a .410 loaded with 1/2 oz of BB's while squirrel hunting. They just aren't so big that you need LOTS of pen...
by procyon
Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Worst SHTF Handgun
Replies: 65
Views: 10069

Re: Worst SHTF Handgun

You mean, other than the Judge...

:crazy:
by procyon
Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:29 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: What's the current hotness in securing an AR at the ready?
Replies: 12
Views: 1705

Re: What's the current hotness in securing an AR at the read

I'd not want a shotgun that is going to limit my range, and be useless if the varmint is among your livestock So far a shotgun hasn't been a hinderance in that respect for me. If the varmint is close enough to my livestock that I think I will hit my animal - it's because the varmint has my animal i...
by procyon
Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Possible Intelligent Life/radio signal from space
Replies: 28
Views: 2185

Re: Possible Intelligent Life/radio signal from space

Wraith6761 wrote: had this been real,
The catagory of FRB's known as perytons were already known to be of terrestrial origin. It was just a question of what was causing the signal.
There are quite a number of other signals that don't appear to be caused by anything in our galactic neighborhood.
by procyon
Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Finally Did It!
Replies: 31
Views: 3354

Re: Finally Did It!

Very nice set up for your garden ! And if any of you eat radishes, they grow real fast so the kids don't have to wait forever on them. Just plant a little row around the edge and they will be out in a month or so. That way the kids can reach to water/pick them easy. Daughter was able to see her firs...
by procyon
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: All Purpose Martial Arts Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 3525

Re: All Purpose Martial Arts Thread

To experienced martial artists I have a question...what is the ratio, when discussing being successful in practical fighting, of natural skillset like speed/strength/eye coordination/etc vs technique of the art itself? I would say it is like a lot of other physical activities. A good athelete is a ...
by procyon
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Penobscot bow build
Replies: 69
Views: 5566

Re: Penobscot bow build

Take your time working on twist. It is painfully easy to end up with a hinge in the limb. Also, when you actually have it 'plumb' again - give it a lot of pulls on the tiller. Then come back and try it again the next day and do the same thing - looking for that twist. They have a nasty habit of comi...
by procyon
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Is it illegal to own a prescription med W/O a prescription?
Replies: 125
Views: 8864

Re: Is it illegal to own a prescription med W/O a prescripti

I've seen exceptions. Every time my brother has to go to the local hospital we have to bring some of his desmopressin because the hospital pharmacy doesn't keep it in stock. It caused some trouble, though. A whole month's supply came up missing once, so now I just stick a few of his pills into last...
by procyon
Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Archery Backstop
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: Archery Backstop

We use hay bales, but also live on a farm. The second cutting is always in square bales, and we just stack them up for the backstop. Since the kids do tend to use them as cover for paintball games, air gun targets, etc - they don't get used as feed. But they are just fine for nesting boxes, bedding ...
by procyon
Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Is it illegal to own a prescription med W/O a prescription?
Replies: 125
Views: 8864

Re: Is it illegal to own a prescription med W/O a prescripti

I'm assuming you use some leeway with a senior citizen or someone with a medical condition verses a know junkie. Thankfully I'm healthy and not that old yet, but most folks I know over 60 or those with medical issues are on a regiment of multiple prescription meds and carry their "non-controlled" m...
by procyon
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:34 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 115126

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

Can't see the pic from here at work. If I had to take a guess, I would bet that some form of debris went in with the round as the bolt closed. I have no idea what as I can't see the photo (and that might not help anyway). Might be a flake of the previous rounds neck. Something. That piece of debris ...
by procyon
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What does it take to find shooting gloves that FIT?!
Replies: 31
Views: 3756

Re: What does it take to find shooting gloves that FIT?!

I've never been able to wear gloves when I shoot. Not that I physically can't, but if I can't feel the trigger - it has always been very hard for me to be accurate. I'm sure it is a mental headspace & timing thing - but I have to feel the trigger to break shots cleanly. So when I hunt and it is cold...
by procyon
Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: AgroBots: Future of Farming
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: AgroBots: Future of Farming

If they operate using “fossil fuels”, how much of a future do they actually have? And I hate to say it, but the automated equipment (tends to) burn less fuel. Quite a bit less in some cases, as they don't waste nearly as much getting a crop in/out. Not that I will be getting one. With current price...
by procyon
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Working the action of a lever gun?
Replies: 25
Views: 1447

Re: Working the action of a lever gun?

The dude that did the testing couldn't get an ignition without using a hammer. The tips tend to spiral outside anyway, lead tips were deforming, and polymer tips were invented to prevent that as well. The only thing that would discharge was FMJ, and even then only when smacked with a hammer, far mo...
by procyon
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 115126

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

Hollis wrote:CQB is not the same as HD.
I'll bite.
Other than the lack of a team - how is clearing my house (HD) different?
Not being snarky, just curious as to how you see it.
by procyon
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Real (first?) world problems
Replies: 24
Views: 2585

Re: Real (first?) world problems

Looks like you've got a pretty good start with tons of good advice. I would definitely keep the amox. If you really ever were in a situation where you had to walk 20 miles through god knows what getting scratch up, rained on, and possibly wading through a creek or two... In that situation, I would p...

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