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Solar • Re: solar panel to charge 12v?

July 26, 2017 Norman11 0

WholesaleSolar .com is an employee owned solar supply in Mt Shasta Ca They have ready designed kits in different sizes. So far I have seen NO RECOMMENDATION for a full sine wave inverter to protect sensitive equipment Be careful what you advise.

Norman11

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Solar • Re: solar panel to charge 12v?

July 26, 2017 Norman11 0

WholesaleSolar .com is an employee owned solar supply in Mt Shasta Ca They have ready designed kits in different sizes. So far I have seen NO RECOMMENDATION for a full sine wave inverter to protect sensitive equipment Be careful what you advise.

Norman11

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Water • Re: 55 gallon drum storage. What did I do wrong?

June 28, 2017 Norman11 0

I think your answer is your Garden Hose . Did you sanitize it? As a motorhome owner I have to deal with this all the time. We use a White Hose only to fill the water tank and try to keep it as germ free as possible. Use a sanitary wipe on the inlet and outlet, and the hose bib before you connect

Statistics: Posted by Norman11 — Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:58 pm


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Water • Re: 55 gallon drum storage. What did I do wrong?

June 28, 2017 Norman11 0

I think your answer is your Garden Hose . Did you sanitize it? As a motorhome owner I have to deal with this all the time. We use a White Hose only to fill the water tank and try to keep it as germ free as possible. Use a sanitary wipe on the inlet and outlet, and the hose bib before you connect

Statistics: Posted by Norman11 — Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:58 pm


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Gardening • Re: “Mittleider Method” Anyone doing this?Is it really worth

June 24, 2017 Norman11 0

The original question concerned sawdust as a media for the garden. From experience my answer would be NO. Sawdust by itself needs nitrogen and absorbs it from the surrounding soil in order to compost. That’s why they tell you to fertilize. I live n southern Calif. and have clay soil. When first here I used to pick up truck loads of sawdust from the wood shop to add to my compost pile then sprinkle sulfate of ammonia for the nitrogen, on the compost to hurry the decomposition. So now the answer has changed because I believe that the process of composting is more beneficial to the soil and plants and the quality of our produce. It can help if composted, but alone it will absorb the nitrogen the plants to grow.

Statistics: Posted by Norman11 — Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:12 pm


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Gardening • Re: “Mittleider Method” Anyone doing this?Is it really worth

June 24, 2017 Norman11 0

The original question concerned sawdust as a media for the garden. From experience my answer would be NO. Sawdust by itself needs nitrogen and absorbs it from the surrounding soil in order to compost. That’s why they tell you to fertilize. I live n southern Calif. and have clay soil. When first here I used to pick up truck loads of sawdust from the wood shop to add to my compost pile then sprinkle sulfate of ammonia for the nitrogen, on the compost to hurry the decomposition. So now the answer has changed because I believe that the process of composting is more beneficial to the soil and plants and the quality of our produce. It can help if composted, but alone it will absorb the nitrogen the plants to grow.

Statistics: Posted by Norman11 — Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:12 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: What are the 5 skill Sets you would Want in a GDS

June 24, 2017 Norman11 0

Your question needs definition. If the grid down is temporary, as in a earthquake, wildfire, hurricane, etc. then there are skills that may be imported from outside your area.. If you are questioning a EMP with country wide loss of the electric system with out hope of it being restored for years, then you may need to recover all the skills that the pioneers had when they left the east coast settlement’s to homestead the western USA. Do you have a Horse, mule, oxen to pull a nonexistent wagon. Can you build a wagon , or even a wheel. We all have a lot to learn

Statistics: Posted by Norman11 — Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:37 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: What are the 5 skill Sets you would Want in a GDS

June 24, 2017 Norman11 0

Your question needs definition. If the grid down is temporary, as in a earthquake, wildfire, hurricane, etc. then there are skills that may be imported from outside your area.. If you are questioning a EMP with country wide loss of the electric system with out hope of it being restored for years, then you may need to recover all the skills that the pioneers had when they left the east coast settlement’s to homestead the western USA. Do you have a Horse, mule, oxen to pull a nonexistent wagon. Can you build a wagon , or even a wheel. We all have a lot to learn

Statistics: Posted by Norman11 — Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:37 pm


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HAM Radio Open Discussions • Amateur Radio License

May 29, 2017 Norman11 0

Ham Radio Licensing Information

For those of you who are interested in communication there is The Amateur Radio System. It includes frequencies set aside for the public to use when licensed . You have to pass a test with 35 out of 50 questions answered correctly. This Year the cost for the test is $15.00
All of this information is available on line There arte several sources
The FCC = Federal Communications Comission
ARRL = American Radio Relay League
Lists Clubs, Locationsof Test sites, Publishes Books.
Your Local City ,County Government, Fire Dept Disaster planning departments may have the names of local sources of clubs , tests.
The North American Ham Radio Club on line
The American Legion , and the Salvation Army both have Amateur Radio Clubs
Study Information is available online Some is FREE Some is NOT FREE
ARRL
HamTestonLine
EHam.net Practice Exams
Ham Radio Study Guide
NC4FB $2.00 to register Has test questions with answers and track your progress
QSL.net
Gordon West Radio School

Most current Ham Operators are willing to help or advise new people. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Norman11

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Construction Cornerstone • Re: Iron doors?

May 28, 2017 Norman11 0

Google Roll UP Hurricane Shutters. They sell several types of window security. Home depot sells replacement steel doors that look like wood . All these things will slow someone down but will not stop them if really determined to get in. A fence post driver filled with cement will take a door off its hinges. You need to keep them away from the house. Maybe a moat with alligators

Norman11

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Guns • Re: New shotgun

May 4, 2017 Norman11 0

It is illegal in California Below copied from the California Penal Code. 18¼ inch Barrel and overall 26¼ will keep you out of Jail

(c) (1) As used in this section, a “short-barreled shotgun” means
any of the following:
(A) A firearm which is designed or redesigned to fire a fixed
shotgun shell and having a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches
in length.
(B) A firearm which has an overall length of less than 26 inches
and which is designed or redesigned to fire a fixed shotgun shell.
(C) Any weapon made from a shotgun (whether by alteration,
modification, or otherwise) if that weapon, as modified, has an
overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less
than 18 inches in length.

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Batteries etc… • Re: How do battery banks work?

April 6, 2017 Norman11 0

HiddenPrepper, You have good Ideas and seem willing to accept suggestions. Start by investigating batteries, types, sizes, life span, capacity, DANGERS, all thing you need to know before you take them into your living space. How much power will you need to be self sufficient? How much power will you need to recharge the batteries and keep them usable. Solar only works if the sun shines. Wind power if the wind blows. Water wheels if you have a reliable source of moving water. Are each of these defendable or can some one prevent you from using the source. Each of the answers above are answers to their individual problem. You will have to modify the answers to fit your needs. Good Luck

Statistics: Posted by Norman11 — Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:45 pm


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Batteries etc… • Re: How do battery banks work?

April 6, 2017 Norman11 0

HiddenPrepper, You have good Ideas and seem willing to accept suggestions. Start by investigating batteries, types, sizes, life span, capacity, DANGERS, all thing you need to know before you take them into your living space. How much power will you need to be self sufficient? How much power will you need to recharge the batteries and keep them usable. Solar only works if the sun shines. Wind power if the wind blows. Water wheels if you have a reliable source of moving water. Are each of these defendable or can some one prevent you from using the source. Each of the answers above are answers to their individual problem. You will have to modify the answers to fit your needs. Good Luck

Statistics: Posted by Norman11 — Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:45 pm


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Guns • Re: Misconceptions About Pistol Sights

March 3, 2017 Norman11 0

How many times have you picked up a strange gun or an old favorite and it felt right in your hand. or just the opposite it did not feel right . Pick some thing for a target as practice for an unloaded pistol. With out the pistol look at the target and point you index finger. Then try to hold it and see where your finger is pointed. Do the same holding the weapon and see if it the same.
That is instinctive aim. Use a bore sight and see how close you are to being on target. If you practice you will get better with the weapon the feels like it fits Olympians call it muscle memory. If you add that to a good front sight you might hit the target.

Statistics: Posted by Norman11 — Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:55 pm


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Okie’s Law • Re: Protection from Rogue Officers

February 28, 2017 Norman11 0

If you don’t know all ready After Katrina , Congress passed ‘ PUBLIC LAW 109-295 SEC 706 PROHIBITING THE SEIZURE OF FIREARMS IN A EMERGENCY OR DISASTER BY ANY FEDERAL EMPOLYEE OR PERSON ACTING IN SUPPORT OF RELIEF FRON THAT DISASTER. IT DOES ALLOW THEM TO REQUIRE THAT YOU TEMPOARLY SURRENDER YOUR FIREARM WHILE BEING TRANSPORTED BY THEM. IT ALSO ALLOWS FOR LAWSUITS IN FEDERAL COURT FOR VIOLATIONS AND FOR RETURN OF THE FIREARM

GET A COPY AND POST IT ON YOU DOOR KEEP A COPY IN YOUR PREPS

Statistics: Posted by Norman11 — Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:16 pm


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CERT • Re: Comminucations Breakdown

February 28, 2017 Norman11 0

Communication problems have always happened during emergencies. Planning ahead is necessary If you are intending on using a radio. It takes two to tango. The is no ring tome like a phone. In my area CERT is planning on using GMRS and FRS radios available at Walmart and sporting good stores. FRS is low power. radio to radio No License. GMRS requires a license from the FCC base station can go up to 25 watt. The license is good for your whole family. No test. Ham radio is the Amateur Radio System that has been around as long as radio. You study the rules take a test , if you pass you are licensed. The radios will talk to other radios and thru repeaters that cover larger areas. Estimate 40 to 60 mile depending on location. Ham radios cost from $35.00 up
Again you need two, yours and who you intend to talk to. Your Local CERT coordinator can advise you on the local plan. For your family plan ahead what to do where to go , a time of day and a frequency to talk on, and if you miss that time three hours later.

Statistics: Posted by Norman11 — Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:58 pm


Water • Re: storing water 2 liter bottles

February 11, 2017 Norman11 0

A 55 gal Barrel used $20.00 Cleaned would make a more efficient use of space and a lot less work than 55 I gal. or more 2 liter containers. Not near as breakable or likely to leak

Norman11

Statistics: Posted by Norman11 — Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:47 pm