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Gardening • Re: How to best take advantage of forest fire damage

March 24, 2017 theoutback 0

Veggies and fruit trees will need more neutral soil then is likely there, between 6-7. So the ph will most likely need to be raised not
lowered. Ideally apples, peaches and pears between 6.3-6.8. Most veggies too.

Berries do need more acidic soil, raspberries and strawberries slightly lower than fruit, around 5.8-6.5, but blueberries require very low soil PH, about 4.0-5.3

I would assume the PH is low from what you described,but wood ash will raise it some. However for best results, test soil and amend for the crops you are going to grow. You can use a store bought meter, however I would really recommend contacting your local extension service. They will not only tell you PH and nutrient needs , but give you recommendations for amending. Keep in mind soil amendments take time. PH can take up to 6 months to raise or lower depending on soil and type of lime being used, so get started asap!

P.S. I am a commercial apple grower and would be happy to answer any questions regarding them in particular.

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California Meetups • Re: Idea for a rendevous

March 24, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
NJMike wrote:

pathowes88 wrote:So I have an idea to do a meet up with classes but I have no idea how to organize it. I would like some help with it. It would mainly be for South Bay Area people, but others would welcomed.
I don’t want to do anything big, maybe around thirty to forty people or so. For venue I’d go for a building like a community center or something that could hold the amount of people I’m looking for. Maybe just a single day event just to see if it would go well. Dollar admission to help with the costs. I’d like it to have some classes so people can learn hands on but not entirely sure though.

Sounds like a number of events I’ve attended or helped out with in the Northeast. Try using Meet Up, website version or App. You’ll cast a wider net in getting attendance. Meet Up does have a fee. You can ask for donations in the meeting to recoup the cost just like recovering the venue cost. You want to see an example, look up group “Survive and Thrive Philadelphia”.

Do you already have topics that you’re a subject matter expert on, that you can share? Any other co-organizers with other skills? First thing is to get a meeting planned with a useful or compelling (but not controversial) topic, then start up the group. That first meeting sets the tone, so be prepared to solicit ideas, and ask for people to participate.

Have the chairs out before people arrive if at all possible. That avoids people with different ideas on chair placement causing delays with re-arranging things.

Plan time for introductions. Some people will just give a name, some will want to lay out all their concerns. Allow a little time for that, if you’ve got that time budgeted.

Set some ground rules on use of photography or video that everyone is happy with.

Steer away from politics if you’re looking for inclusiveness.

Anyone providing a demo should ideally provide handouts. Finding a venue with a whiteboard, or projector is a bonus.

Understand and follow the venue’s rules on things like open fire, weapons, etc. that may curtail certain preparedness activities.

Run a giveaway of something useful, make it fun like a knowledge trivia contest.

See if there’s interest in book swaps, seed exchanges, etc.

If you’re not using Meet Up, you may want to set up a voluntary signup to be contacted for future meetings.

On class ideas, things that have happened locally across several different groups- water treatment, solar power, aquaponics, long term food and storage, fire starting, making alcohol stoves, canning and preserving, chicken raising, firearm basics and range time, making natural cordage, wild edibles, first aid, situational awareness, and communications.

All excellent advice above….Sounds perfect for what you’re planning.

Only thing I’d add is venue location….If community center just check on deposits, rules, and any permits they might require as they’re most likely city or county owned. I’d stay away from that unless you really want a more formal feeling.

If starting smaller, I strongly suggest a restaurant in your area as they often accommodate a group that size for free and that also takes care of food/drink/chairs/tables etc..(Denny’s/Marie Calender’s/Claim Jumper/ etc…)

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Gardening • Re: How to best take advantage of forest fire damage

March 24, 2017 sageprice 0

While chemically getting the PH correct does only a little to correct soil fertility. There are several sites about “reclaiming depleted soil”, almost all of them rely on green fertilizer (cover crops tilled back in). The fact that there is plenty of minerals from ash (see “slash and burn agriculture”) means that there is only a little to be added.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: MARCH 2017 – What Did You do To Prep This Week/Month?

March 24, 2017 NJMike 0

I enjoyed the Kindle version of Survival Medicine so much I bought the paperback.

And that led to several other medical purchases.

My fish will be safe at least. ;)

Also completed the indoor seeding/transplanting to larger pots that I wanted to get done. I’ll be picking up remnants from two older portable greenhouses that have seen better days. I’m going to re-purpose just the shelf portions of the frame for stacking seed and pot trays for better vertical space use indoors.

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California Meetups • Re: Idea for a rendevous

March 24, 2017 NJMike 0
pathowes88 wrote:
So I have an idea to do a meet up with classes but I have no idea how to organize it. I would like some help with it. It would mainly be for South Bay Area people, but others would welcomed.
I don’t want to do anything big, maybe around thirty to forty people or so. For venue I’d go for a building like a community center or something that could hold the amount of people I’m looking for. Maybe just a single day event just to see if it would go well. Dollar admission to help with the costs. I’d like it to have some classes so people can learn hands on but not entirely sure though.

Sounds like a number of events I’ve attended or helped out with in the Northeast. Try using Meet Up, website version or App. You’ll cast a wider net in getting attendance. Meet Up does have a fee. You can ask for donations in the meeting to recoup the cost just like recovering the venue cost. You want to see an example, look up group “Survive and Thrive Philadelphia”.

Do you already have topics that you’re a subject matter expert on, that you can share? Any other co-organizers with other skills? First thing is to get a meeting planned with a useful or compelling (but not controversial) topic, then start up the group. That first meeting sets the tone, so be prepared to solicit ideas, and ask for people to participate.

Have the chairs out before people arrive if at all possible. That avoids people with different ideas on chair placement causing delays with re-arranging things.

Plan time for introductions. Some people will just give a name, some will want to lay out all their concerns. Allow a little time for that, if you’ve got that time budgeted.

Set some ground rules on use of photography or video that everyone is happy with.

Steer away from politics if you’re looking for inclusiveness.

Anyone providing a demo should ideally provide handouts. Finding a venue with a whiteboard, or projector is a bonus.

Understand and follow the venue’s rules on things like open fire, weapons, etc. that may curtail certain preparedness activities.

Run a giveaway of something useful, make it fun like a knowledge trivia contest.

See if there’s interest in book swaps, seed exchanges, etc.

If you’re not using Meet Up, you may want to set up a voluntary signup to be contacted for future meetings.

On class ideas, things that have happened locally across several different groups- water treatment, solar power, aquaponics, long term food and storage, fire starting, making alcohol stoves, canning and preserving, chicken raising, firearm basics and range time, making natural cordage, wild edibles, first aid, situational awareness, and communications.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Terror Attack in London

March 24, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Dirk Williams wrote:
Understand, I get it about the Ninja’s. While this oP was regarding the London attack, my post is more about general knife attacks. It would be rare for anybody here would be engaged by a jihadi.

I’m kinda surprised that the corps, isn’t training for this sort of event.

A disciplined knife fighter is an artist. Impressive to watch.

Have a great night. O by the way we use to have a member here, who had it together regarding the knife stuff. Check out so,e of his posts on the knife section. Like you I’m not interested in having to address a knife ever again.

DW

It was something of a paradox.

In boot camp we were instructed the absolute last place you wanted to be was in hand to hand combat and or a knife fight. My Drill Instructors put emphasis on using anything and everything but your hands to get the advantage, distance was your friend.
Then we went to our hand to hand combat training, to include how to use a knife.

Even in Krav Maga, we were trained in how to disarm an assailant with a knife. But the instructor noted it was likely you would not come out unscathed, but bloody.

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California Meetups • Re: Idea for a rendevous

March 24, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
oldasrocks wrote:
Just come on down to Missouri. We had a Get Together a few years ago. The group I invited know how to throw a party. We had 26 adults plus a few kids. Everyone brought food and tents. Food was coordinated so not everyone would bring the same thing. It lasted for 5 days with some coming before and or staying longer. A marine gave shooting lessons, a nurse medical lessons. We butchered and cooked a sheep for demonstration on how to butcher safely. Everyone was armed. One doctor, 2 nurses, 5 engineers, and Navy, Army and Marines. Even had a massage therapist. Music was provided by some.

I have a large shop where we set up 8 ft tables and stoves. The shop has a 3/4 bath. I built a temp outhouse too.

Did you have to keep an eye on those navy guys? They’re a shifty bunch.
Reb

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March 24, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
Fullmoon wrote:
OK for you scientific types, I was talking to a corn farmer at my Battalion re-union and he told me he had to apply gypsum to his soil to get the correct ph for corn. I think he was from the state of Nebraska. I had never heard of this before, lived all over the country and don’t remember anyone applying gypsum. Which way does gyp move the ph?

Up. Here in Virginia, corn farmers apply lime in early Spring before planting.
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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Terror Attack in London

March 24, 2017 kenjabroni 0

Thank you Dirk. Your advice is always good. Its nice to see how others would react in this instance. I think most people would run away from something such as this happening. My leg isnt going to let me run very well, and if my family is with me I would tell them to take off and do what I could to minimize the threat to them. Having your point of view and expertise on the situation is a welcome bonus.

I feel for everyone affected by this attack. I wonder when these people are going to wake up. Yes these people are wanting to come here and do more damage……but I guarantee they already have quite a few in place.

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March 24, 2017 oldasrocks 0

Just come on down to Missouri. We had a Get Together a few years ago. The group I invited know how to throw a party. We had 26 adults plus a few kids. Everyone brought food and tents. Food was coordinated so not everyone would bring the same thing. It lasted for 5 days with some coming before and or staying longer. A marine gave shooting lessons, a nurse medical lessons. We butchered and cooked a sheep for demonstration on how to butcher safely. Everyone was armed. One doctor, 2 nurses, 5 engineers, and Navy, Army and Marines. Even had a massage therapist. Music was provided by some.

I have a large shop where we set up 8 ft tables and stoves. The shop has a 3/4 bath. I built a temp outhouse too.

Statistics: Posted by oldasrocks — Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:22 pm


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California Meetups • Re: Idea for a rendevous

March 24, 2017 oldasrocks 0

Just come on down to Missouri. We had a Get Together a few years ago. The group I invited know how to throw a party. We had 26 adults plus a few kids. Everyone brought food and tents. Food was coordinated so not everyone would bring the same thing. It lasted for 5 days with some coming before and or staying longer. A marine gave shooting lessons, a nurse medical lessons. We butchered and cooked a sheep for demonstration on how to butcher safely. Everyone was armed. One doctor, 2 nurses, 5 engineers, and Navy, Army and Marines. Even had a massage therapist. Music was provided by some.

I have a large shop where we set up 8 ft tables and stoves. The shop has a 3/4 bath. I built a temp outhouse too.

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California Meetups • Re: Idea for a rendevous

March 24, 2017 pathowes88 0

I don’t want to do anything big, maybe around thirty to forty people or so. For venue I’d go for a building like a community center or something that could hold the amount of people I’m looking for. Maybe just a single day event just to see if it would go well. Dollar admission to help with the costs. I’d like it to have some classes so people can learn hands on but not entirely sure though.

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March 24, 2017 pathowes88 0

I don’t want to do anything big, maybe around thirty to forty people or so. For venue I’d go for a building like a community center or something that could hold the amount of people I’m looking for. Maybe just a single day event just to see if it would go well. Dollar admission to help with the costs. I’d like it to have some classes so people can learn hands on but not entirely sure though.

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Gardening • Re: How to best take advantage of forest fire damage

March 24, 2017 Fullmoon 0

OK for you scientific types, I was talking to a corn farmer at my Battalion re-union and he told me he had to apply gypsum to his soil to get the correct ph for corn. I think he was from the state of Nebraska. I had never heard of this before, lived all over the country and don’t remember anyone applying gypsum. Which way does gyp move the ph?

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March 24, 2017 Fullmoon 0

OK for you scientific types, I was talking to a corn farmer at my Battalion re-union and he told me he had to apply gypsum to his soil to get the correct ph for corn. I think he was from the state of Nebraska. I had never heard of this before, lived all over the country and don’t remember anyone applying gypsum. Which way does gyp move the ph?

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Financial Issues • Re: Cryptocurrency for investments?

March 24, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

I literally just had a friend hit me up on a HUGE opportunity 20 min ago….Long story short, he got taken.

Bitcoin…Investing…DOUBLE your money in 90 days.(insert “Facepalm” emoticon here)

With 1 simple search I figured out it was ponzi scheme…..HOW on Gods green earth do you fall for this poo poo?

Now I have to be the one to tell a good friend that the investment he is selling and has money invested in is a scam…..WTF!

DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE!!!!!……(sorry, just tired of this poo poo)

Here’s a tip…. a 5% ROI is a good investment. It’s great actually…..anyone offering 10%-15% is likely hiding massive risk somewhere. 50%-100%..They’re full of poo poo. They wouldn’t offer it if it was real. They’d keep the secret to themselves and invest accordingly.

I cant believe I have to now tell him this and have him get mad at me. That’s the way it always works…

FML.
~D

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Terror Attack in London

March 24, 2017 Dirk Williams 0

Understand, I get it about the Ninja’s. While this oP was regarding the London attack, my post is more about general knife attacks. It would be rare for anybody here would be engaged by a jihadi.

I’m kinda surprised that the corps, isn’t training for this sort of event.

A disciplined knife fighter is an artist. Impressive to watch.

Have a great night. O by the way we use to have a member here, who had it together regarding the knife stuff. Check out so,e of his posts on the knife section. Like you I’m not interested in having to address a knife ever again.

DW

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Gardening • Re: How to best take advantage of forest fire damage

March 24, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
IceFire wrote:
Lime will RAISE the pH, while sulfur will lower it. Used coffee grounds are great mulch/soil amendment for plants that like acidic condition. You can frequently get used grounds from coffee shops and restaurants. As much as I hate Starbucks, they are great about saving up their used coffee grounds for people…saves them disposal costs, plus it helps with their environmental/social responsibility “creds.”

I’ve planted blackberries, raspberries, and boysenberries in alkaline soil…it did NOT bother them. In fact, they immediately tried to take over the entire area!.

I’ve gotten tons of used grounds from Starbucks. Never, ever, bought a thing there. I get a perverted kick out of carrying concealed while taking out their garbage.
Reb
And they wonder why I am smiling

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Re: Server Upgrade is Complete – Post Errors Here

March 24, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
IceFire wrote:
Took multiple tries to post a reply on a thread today. Got a message I had NEVER seen before: “The submitted form was invalid. Try submitting again.”

HUH? I had hit the “reply” button, typed in my reply, hit “submit”, and had that UI message come up. SEVERAL times. Finally was able to post my reply about 5 minutes later.

I tried to post a reply at least 8 times and got the same message. Gave up and tried hours later with success.
Reb

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Re: Server Upgrade is Complete – Post Errors Here

March 24, 2017 IceFire 0

Took multiple tries to post a reply on a thread today. Got a message I had NEVER seen before: “The submitted form was invalid. Try submitting again.”

HUH? I had hit the “reply” button, typed in my reply, hit “submit”, and had that UI message come up. SEVERAL times. Finally was able to post my reply about 5 minutes later.

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:52 pm


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Gardening • Re: How to best take advantage of forest fire damage

March 24, 2017 IceFire 0

Lime will RAISE the pH, while sulfur will lower it. Used coffee grounds are great mulch/soil amendment for plants that like acidic condition. You can frequently get used grounds from coffee shops and restaurants. As much as I hate Starbucks, they are great about saving up their used coffee grounds for people…saves them disposal costs, plus it helps with their environmental/social responsibility “creds.”

I’ve planted blackberries, raspberries, and boysenberries in alkaline soil…it did NOT bother them. In fact, they immediately tried to take over the entire area!.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Terror Attack in London

March 23, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Dirk Williams wrote:
Cast, I’m not sure if you calling me a mall ninja, or simply don’t understand the complexity of a knife involved situation. Your abvise either way is very poor. You turn your back, you have zero oppertunity to defend, you just broke the rules, by taking your eyes off the weapon and perpetrator. If you see him coming, from a distance, I see your point.

If he/ she’s on you. Your a fool to turn your back to the knife wielded.

I live in Indian country, for some odd reason our tribal brothers and sisters use knives, their go to weapon. It’s rare for a firearm to be used in their environment.

Best to you.

Dirk

Nothing against you Dirk.

Seen too many Mall Ninjas believe they will always over come someone who is willing to die for their warped cause.

Go back to my Marine Corps training; Hand to hand combat, or someone with a knife, dont.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Terror Attack in London

March 23, 2017 Dirk Williams 0

Cast, I’m not sure if you calling me a mall ninja, or simply don’t understand the complexity of a knife involved situation. Your abvise either way is very poor. You turn your back, you have zero oppertunity to defend, you just broke the rules, by taking your eyes off the weapon and perpetrator. If you see him coming, from a distance, I see your point.

If he/ she’s on you. Your a fool to turn your back to the knife wielded.

I live in Indian country, for some odd reason our tribal brothers and sisters use knives, their go to weapon. It’s rare for a firearm to be used in their environment.

Best to you.

Dirk

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Gardening • Re: How to best take advantage of forest fire damage

March 23, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
Fullmoon wrote:
Pine, fir and larch trees all love acidic soil and will grow well in it. In any deciduous forest you will find that the soil is acidic. In a hardwood forest the soil is more neutral and vegetable crops will produce well in this soil. To grow veggies or fruit trees in acidic soil you must add dolomite to lower the Ph of the soil. Plants that love acidic soil are blue berries, red raspberries, Himalayan black berries, black satin berries etc. and these can be planted directly in acidic soil without adding lime to lower the ph.

Lime raises the pH, not lower it.
Reb

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Terror Attack in London

March 23, 2017 Cast Iron 0

These idiots, run as fast as you can.
Do not try to engage in self defense.
These idiots are there to die for their twisted cause. They do not care if they die. They are going to die and will take you with them at all costs. There is no real defense against that kind of mentality.
Ask the Israelis.

I am sure the Spider People with their mad Mall Ninja skills would beg to differ.

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Gardening • Re: How to best take advantage of forest fire damage

March 23, 2017 bacpacker1513 0

Fullmoon is very accurate about acid soils and what will grow there. Blueberries love it and poduce a large crop after getting established. One veggie that like acid soil that I wasn’t aware of is potatos. They can tolerate it down to 4.5.
Get a soil test done from a lot of areas around your place and see where you are starting at. Then make a plan with facts in hand.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Terror Attack in London

March 23, 2017 Dirk Williams 0

How does one respond to a knife attack?.

Their will be blood, lots of blood, your going to get cut.

Rule one two three four and five.

You have to control the weapon, to control the weapon you have to control the arm/hand, and direction of thrust, or downward thrust

While your focus is on the knife, hopefully your stomping on feet, kicking knees and ankles. Understand it’s going to take both hands to control the weapon, work on wrists, elbows and fingers, the stuff your break, the more you turn a determined attack into a potential retreat.

The fights not over until you control the weapon, and the perpetrator. Unless your a real fast runner, running, or turning your back will just get you killed via your back.

The minute it’s over, get a belt a shirt, a sock, anything available on to use as a tourniquet, on any cut and heavy bleeding limb. Apply pressure seek friendly assistance, steal their belt, or other clothing items to secure your leakage.

Sit slow your breathing and blood flow. Conserve energy. Focus on remaining alive.

When the police arrive, remember this, memorize it. I was afraid for my life, or the life of others. The bad man demonstrated his willingness to kill by stabbing me with his knife. I defended myself.

It would not be wise to say something like ” he started it, and I finished it. I’m alive because he’s dead, and I killed him.

Best advise. Don’t say anything, demand an attorney, and do not answer questions without your attorney present.

The police will not call an attorney for you,” well if it was me, I wold happily call an attorney for you”.

A brief statement of fact is exceptable. I was attacked by the suspect, make sure the police understand the identity of the responsible, by physically pointing at him.

Also do not have the knife in your hands when the police arrive. They have zero idea as to who is responsible for the assault.

Hoping this helps so some should they find themselves in this unfortunate situation.

Dirk

I have been attacked by a man with a knife, in a phone booth of all places. He was huge, and strong. Being in the phone booth likely save one of our lives, I was able to control the knife hand, but truthfully the phone booth had taken his mobility away from him.

I did get a slice on the back of my hand, and I did break his wrist, and heavily damaged his shoulder, by yardimg on it. I kicked him I stomped-on him, I bit him. I WAS NOT GOING TO LOSE!

My hands were engaged. I could not get to my radio or my 1911 until I controlled the flow.

I was lucky.

I don’t share this stuff, to boast. If my experiences can help, then their worth being mentioned.

Best advise. Don’t get in that situation.

Dirk

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Terror Attack in London

March 23, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
rickdun wrote:
Sad, very sad and most police don’t carry weapons in England. This is just the start (I believe) of what’s coming to other countries and the U.S..

Don’t need explosives, don’t need a gun or ammo. Just a knife and a vehicle and these items are a dime a dozen.

You don’t have to be a nut case from a radical country or a radical religion, just look at the city of CHICAGO.

Pop a pill, smoke some dope, shoot up with heroin and away you go.

They just reported that one American (from Utah) was killed and another injured. Very sad, my prayers go out to all affected by this nut case.

Just saw that Rick….Really sad. Just away for a week and they just happened to be on that bridge.

He died and the wife has multiple broken bones. He sounded like a good/friendly guy. Self-employed studio owners. Good neighbors. Were visiting parents that were in London for LDS mission.

Lived in Bountiful, UT.

Rest in Peace Kurt Cochran….

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Gardening • Re: How to best take advantage of forest fire damage

March 23, 2017 Fullmoon 0

Pine, fir and larch trees all love acidic soil and will grow well in it. In any deciduous forest you will find that the soil is acidic. In a hardwood forest the soil is more neutral and vegetable crops will produce well in this soil. To grow veggies or fruit trees in acidic soil you must add dolomite to lower the Ph of the soil. Plants that love acidic soil are blue berries, red raspberries, Himalayan black berries, black satin berries etc. and these can be planted directly in acidic soil without adding lime to lower the ph.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Terror Attack in London

March 23, 2017 rickdun 0

Sad, very sad and most police don’t carry weapons in England. This is just the start (I believe) of what’s coming to other countries and the U.S..

Don’t need explosives, don’t need a gun or ammo. Just a knife and a vehicle and these items are a dime a dozen.

You don’t have to be a nut case from a radical country or a radical religion, just look at the city of CHICAGO.

Pop a pill, smoke some dope, shoot up with heroin and away you go.

They just reported that one American (from Utah) was killed and another injured. Very sad, my prayers go out to all affected by this nut case.

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Guns • Re: Mil, MOA or inches?

March 23, 2017 Cast Iron 0

I have found MOA can be useful shooting NRA High-Power, but using the Amended Rule.

For Field Target, I use the mil-dots or the equivalent to determine distance, and knowing my holdovers to take the shot.

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Guns • Re: Mil, MOA or inches?

March 23, 2017 rickdun 0

Older school and older shooter and never used MOA, actually never knew what it ment until I googled it.

Inch high-inch low-inch right-inch left + kentucky windage.

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Guns • Re: Mil, MOA or inches?

March 23, 2017 Cast Iron 0
ajax727 wrote:
Old school and old rules MOA was poured into my brain years and years ago so that is what i know . To me it is just as important to know your rifle and ammo . Before all the new bells and whistles we can now get with a new scope we used our brain to do the dope , aka the drop and wind push , target speed .This is all from a hunting point of view . I also used that well known Kentucky windage , when you just don’t have time to think .

Well said.

Rather have the guy next to me with a bolt action Winchester Model 70 who can hit nearly everything he can see, from field positions than the guy with a tricked out AR that can only hit a twelve inch target at 100yrds from a bench, off bags.

I am sure the Spider People’s heads are exploding right now.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:49 am