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Forum: Philosophy 08-23-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By Lurch
"There is a fifth dimension beyond which is known...

"There is a fifth dimension beyond which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and...
Forum: Philosophy 08-21-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By Lurch
Sentient Extraterrestrials

Scientists say that the Universe is 13.8 billion years old, and the Earth is 4.5 billion years old. Keeping this in mind, isn't it naive that people think that in this exact time period there are...
Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 07-30-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By Lurch
X2 on the oil analysis. That extra liquid came...

X2 on the oil analysis. That extra liquid came from somewhere. The test would pinpoint that.
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 06-13-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By Lurch
I own three Taurus revolvers. Two of them work...

I own three Taurus revolvers. Two of them work fine. The .22 LR however has been nothing but trouble. I have sent it back to Taurus twice for repairs and they quickly fixed the problems. It has a...
Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 05-31-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By Lurch
I don't think the slave cylinder is your problem....

I don't think the slave cylinder is your problem. If the slave wasn't working, your transmission would still be in gear. You just wouldn't be able to shift gears too well. The slave cylinder's job is...
Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 05-31-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By Lurch
On a lot of pickup trucks, you have to remove the...

On a lot of pickup trucks, you have to remove the transmission to change out the slave cylinder.
Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 05-29-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By Lurch
So, does the truck move when you try and drive it...

So, does the truck move when you try and drive it now?
Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 04-02-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By Lurch
I plugged in your symptoms and came up with: ...

I plugged in your symptoms and came up with:

1. worn shift forks
2. broken shift forks
3. input shaft snap ring failure
4. range hub malfunction
Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 04-02-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By Lurch
The model 2500 from that time period used a...

The model 2500 from that time period used a NP241C transfer case.
Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 04-01-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By Lurch
I just looked at an exploded view of the NP246...

I just looked at an exploded view of the NP246 transfer case, which should be in your model GM truck, assuming it is a half ton. I'd say the problem is inside the transfer case, most likely with the...
Forum: Solar 03-18-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By Lurch
I'm using a Sureflow 9300 dc submersible well...

I'm using a Sureflow 9300 dc submersible well pump, and have been for the past 20 years (the same pump). However, my static water level is almost to the surface. I have the pump sitting at about 50'...
Forum: Solar 11-24-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,770
Posted By Lurch
We've been living off of the power grid for 21...

We've been living off of the power grid for 21 years, in the northern Rockies. It is a small system with 4, 50 watt panels and one 100 watt panel, a 400 watt wind generator, four Trojan 6 volt golf...
Forum: Energy 09-28-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,194
Posted By Lurch
We have a small scale solar/wind system at 49...

We have a small scale solar/wind system at 49 degrees Lat. Little to no sun in winter, but there is more wind in winter. Its a hybrid system, but it works for us. It consists of a 400 watt windmill,...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 06-12-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2,419
Views: 359,736
Posted By Lurch
Just out of curiosity, is this thread your...

Just out of curiosity, is this thread your personal blog?
Forum: Philosophy 05-11-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,607
Posted By Lurch
Does anyone have a gut feeling that humanity as a...

Does anyone have a gut feeling that humanity as a whole, cannot keep up the pace that it is presently on? That something has "got to give"? Either by natural causes, or otherwise?
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 04-16-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,578
Posted By Lurch
You're limiting yourself with the Federal product...

You're limiting yourself with the Federal product requirement. Midway USA has free shipping on orders over $150. Bite the bullet:D and place an order.
Forum: Philosophy 04-15-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,607
Posted By Lurch
One thing that I have wondered about is that in...

One thing that I have wondered about is that in order to build a septic system at my place, I first had to get a permit, do a perk test, then hire a licensed and bonded contractor to install it etc....
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 04-15-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,578
Posted By Lurch
Ammo is inexpensive and plentiful here.

Ammo is inexpensive and plentiful here.
Forum: Philosophy 04-10-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,607
Posted By Lurch
If there were no humans...

If the Earth didn't have any Humans on it, do you suppose that the World would keep on keepin' on? Or would everything just crumble into dust? I mean the Earth couldn't possibly survive without us to...
Forum: Knives/Bow & Arrow 04-10-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,810
Posted By Lurch
I collect bayonets (and the rifles that they go...

I collect bayonets (and the rifles that they go on)
Forum: Conversations 04-10-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,362
Posted By Lurch
A spring blizzard just blew in. 4-8" tonight,...

A spring blizzard just blew in. 4-8" tonight, 2-4" tomorrow. Yeehaw... I just took the snow tires off of the vehicles.
Forum: Conversations 04-03-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,716
Posted By Lurch
I've been lurking, just nothing earth shattering...

I've been lurking, just nothing earth shattering to report presently.:D
Forum: Conversations 04-01-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,716
Posted By Lurch
Still about a foot of snow in the yard, but most...

Still about a foot of snow in the yard, but most of the frost seems to be out of the road now. Have been walking in to the house for about a week because the mud is too deep in places. There has been...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 02-19-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,535
Posted By Lurch
I was just listening to "Science Fantastic" on...

I was just listening to "Science Fantastic" on the radio, hosted by the scientist Michio Kaku. Someone called in to ask about the Carrington Effect. Its the first time that I'd heard the story of...
Forum: Conversations 10-26-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,509
Posted By Lurch
Both of our kids were born at home and raised off...

Both of our kids were born at home and raised off the grid. They moved to town as soon as they were old enough. It takes a certain kind of person that is willing to endure self imposed hardships, I...
Forum: Handguns 08-18-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,255
Posted By Lurch
Round in the chamber, except when cleaning it, or...

Round in the chamber, except when cleaning it, or showing it to another person, or handling it. Most of my handguns do not have a safety (DAO). For the few that have a safety, I use it.
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 07-06-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,510
Posted By Lurch
My 1984 CUCV stays chained up on all fours, all...

My 1984 CUCV stays chained up on all fours, all winter, with studded tire chains. Its the only way to plow snow on steep ground. The truck never sees pavement. I sometimes have to chain up my daily...
Forum: Homesteading 07-06-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,634
Posted By Lurch
Good to know. Mine is a combo unit. I have it at...

Good to know. Mine is a combo unit. I have it at eye level. Will do more research now.
Forum: Homesteading 07-05-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,634
Posted By Lurch
Carbon Monoxide poisoning

Long story short: Bosch on demand LPG water heater plugged up with soot over the course of 10+ years and filled the house with CO gas. Me and the Mrs about bought the farm but went to the ER instead....
Forum: Knives/Bow & Arrow 04-09-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,945
Posted By Lurch
For those that are interested- I found an...

For those that are interested- I found an Excalibur crossbow for sale in the Cabelas Bargain Cave for a fraction of the retail price. However, not everyone has a Cabelas nearby. Just thought I'd...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 08-04-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 41,736
Posted By Lurch
FYI- The State of Idaho has an anti-drone law on...

FYI- The State of Idaho has an anti-drone law on the books. I love this place!
Forum: Conversations 07-28-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,062
Posted By Lurch
This is a fascinating turn of events. Keep us...

This is a fascinating turn of events. Keep us informed of the drama.
Forum: Handguns 07-28-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,593
Posted By Lurch
While I agree with your post, I believe that the...

While I agree with your post, I believe that the OP's intention was to ask what the reasoning was to have the need for a concealed carry permit in the first place. Not to discuss the legality of the...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 07-27-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,048
Posted By Lurch
My only gun for years was a single shot 12 gauge....

My only gun for years was a single shot 12 gauge. It has Lyman peep sights, sling swivels and a recoil pad. I have killed more game with that gun than any of my others. I still keep it close at hand,...
Forum: Conversations 07-14-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,721
Posted By Lurch
I think that parenting and upbringing plays a big...

I think that parenting and upbringing plays a big part in peoples attitudes toward guns, and everything else for that matter. However, I would like to point out that mass shootings are nothing new. I...
Forum: Handguns 07-09-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,593
Posted By Lurch
I don't understand your logic on this point....

I don't understand your logic on this point. Could you please explain why someone would need to be more competent to open carry vs. concealed carry? Along a similar vein- why do we need to have an...
Forum: Handguns 07-08-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,593
Posted By Lurch
To show that you are competent to do so.

To show that you are competent to do so.
Forum: Handguns 07-05-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,593
Posted By Lurch
Bonner County, ID- I had to show a copy of my...

Bonner County, ID- I had to show a copy of my DD214 for the regular CCW. To get the enhanced CCW, I took the NRA self defense in the home class. One person failed the class (safety violation). I was...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 07-02-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 25,409
Posted By Lurch
My homestead shotgun is a BRI 12ga single shot...

My homestead shotgun is a BRI 12ga single shot with Lyman peep sights. I have killed more stuff with that gun than any other. From deer to skunks and everything in between. My most reliable and...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 07-02-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,868
Posted By Lurch
Remington Speedmaster

Remington Speedmaster
Forum: Handguns 07-02-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,593
Posted By Lurch
I like how the State of Idaho requires this class...

I like how the State of Idaho requires this class to attain the CCW permit. It will mean that there are less novices packing heat on the street. The OP wanted a reason behind the permit process. This...
Forum: Handguns 07-01-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,593
Posted By Lurch
When you get pulled over, the officer will know...

When you get pulled over, the officer will know from his computer if you have a permit. In my State, you are not required to tell the officer if you are carrying unless they ask you if you are...
Forum: Self-reliance 06-11-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,202
Posted By Lurch
I love junkyards. I would gravitate towards...

I love junkyards. I would gravitate towards Junkyard Man.
Forum: Self-reliance 06-09-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,202
Posted By Lurch
If they have the right skills, I would definitely...

If they have the right skills, I would definitely take them in. My nearest neighbor is an ER doctor and I would absolutely let him in.
Forum: Conversations 05-27-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,062
Posted By Lurch
Unfortunate that the Police got involved. I would...

Unfortunate that the Police got involved. I would be kind of chapped over that. Around here it takes an act of Congress to get the Police to react to a shots fired scenario. If anything, the Fish and...
Forum: Philosophy 05-26-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,725
Posted By Lurch
Slightly off topic- do you ever wonder why is it...

Slightly off topic- do you ever wonder why is it that some species never seem to change at all through the eons? I'm referring to the Shark, although I'm sure there are others. Maybe when a good and...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 05-26-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,930
Posted By Lurch
On Mother's day I took the whole family to the...

On Mother's day I took the whole family to the range. We shot some tannerite w/223's. Man, what a concussion! It shook my guts.:D
Forum: Conversations 05-21-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,105
Posted By Lurch
Floating alone in the middle of the ocean with no...

Floating alone in the middle of the ocean with no flotation device. Knowing that there is potentially miles of water beneath you with unknown creatures lurking below, just looking at your legs...
Forum: Philosophy 05-21-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,725
Posted By Lurch
They hopefully would say, "I disapprove of what...

They hopefully would say, "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." Evelyn Beatrice Hall 1868-1956
Forum: Philosophy 05-21-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,725
Posted By Lurch
Don't let the door hit you on the way out.:D

Don't let the door hit you on the way out.:D
Forum: Philosophy 05-16-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,725
Posted By Lurch
I think that just like today, there are smart...

I think that just like today, there are smart people and not so smart people. The difference being that maybe 50k years ago, the not so smart ones didn't survive. If there is any shred of accuracy to...
Forum: Philosophy 05-14-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,725
Posted By Lurch
I took a class on hunter/gatherers recently. Some...

I took a class on hunter/gatherers recently. Some surprising things were taught such as they generally lived longer than originally thought. They had leisure time. Logic would indicate that if they...
Forum: Philosophy 05-13-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,725
Posted By Lurch
It has changed from Survival of the Fittest to...

It has changed from Survival of the Fittest to Survival of the Richest.
Forum: Philosophy 05-13-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,725
Posted By Lurch
I'm thinking that you mean "Survival of the...

I'm thinking that you mean "Survival of the Fittest" and not "Natural Selection". These are two separate concepts.
Forum: Philosophy 05-12-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,725
Posted By Lurch
I am unable to link natural selection and the...

I am unable to link natural selection and the harnessing of fire in my mind. Would you care to 'splain it to me?
Forum: Tractors 05-12-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,358
Posted By Lurch
Chain one end of the PTO shaft to a sturdy tree....

Chain one end of the PTO shaft to a sturdy tree. Chain the other end of the PTO shaft to your tractor. Drive the tractor away from the tree. If it doesn't pull apart, with some tension on it, hit the...
Forum: Philosophy 05-12-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,725
Posted By Lurch
I think that your ship analogy is flawed. We have...

I think that your ship analogy is flawed. We have the same DNA as early Man. You can't compare a machine to a living being. Okay, let's compare a Kalahari Bushman to an early Human. Probably pretty...
Forum: Philosophy 05-11-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,725
Posted By Lurch
In the original post, I was trying to reason...

In the original post, I was trying to reason whether today's Human is essentially the same person as an early Human. Physically and mentally. No mention of Hitler, eugenics, or anything of the sort...
Forum: Self-reliance 05-11-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,473
Posted By Lurch
Idaho: Justifiable Homicide- When resisting any...

Idaho: Justifiable Homicide- When resisting any attempt to murder any person, or to commit a felony, or to do some great bodily injury upon any person.

Other contributing factors:

No duty to...
Forum: Water 05-11-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 21,268
Posted By Lurch
The same holds true for Skunk Cabbage growing on...

The same holds true for Skunk Cabbage growing on your land. It's considered a forested wetland at that point. That being said, I just saw this really wealthy guy (local real estate magnate) filling...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 05-04-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,930
Posted By Lurch
Yeah, its annoying and unnerving when people are...

Yeah, its annoying and unnerving when people are waving pistols around hither and yon.
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 05-04-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,930
Posted By Lurch
I was a rifle range coach at Camp Lejeune in...

I was a rifle range coach at Camp Lejeune in '79/80. Only caught one safety violator. It was a sergeant that walked off of the firing line still locked and loaded. The magazine was out, but the bolt...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 04-28-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 893,897
Posted By Lurch
One person's SHTF scenario is another person's...

One person's SHTF scenario is another person's windfall: Last year there was a big windstorm here that knocked down trees and the electricity went out for quite awhile. There was alot of moaning and...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 04-27-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 893,897
Posted By Lurch
I can't agree more with this. Low population...

I can't agree more with this. Low population density and be on good terms with neighbors. Both things take alot of work to accomplish, but it is possible. South Dakota is ranked 46th in the US for...
Forum: Homesteading 04-27-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,255
Posted By Lurch
I have an arrangement with a guy that lives down...

I have an arrangement with a guy that lives down on the county road. I keep his driveway snowplowed- he receives my UPS. Symbiotic relationship.
Forum: Solar 04-22-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,463
Posted By Lurch
On my domestic water system I'm using Trojan...

On my domestic water system I'm using Trojan T-105 deep cycle batteries. The pump is a Shur Flo 4008, 12 volt DC, 3.0 gpm, 55 psi. I have been using this combination successfully for the past 19...
Forum: Solar 04-20-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,392
Posted By Lurch
FYI- If you Google "pitless adapter" there are...

FYI- If you Google "pitless adapter" there are pictures and diagrams of the entire system.
Forum: Solar 04-20-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,392
Posted By Lurch
The water pipe should be underground, below the...

The water pipe should be underground, below the frost level, by using a device called a Pitless Adapter. My cistern is inside of my house, so it will not freeze. The incoming water pipe comes up from...
Forum: Handguns 04-06-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 60,441
Posted By Lurch
Opinions are like armpits-everyone has a couple,...

Opinions are like armpits-everyone has a couple, and most stink. If you're trying to troll me, don't bother. I will say this- I am a proud member of the USCCA and there are alot of folks out there...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 04-05-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 48,010
Posted By Lurch
I recently read a review of that 9mm M1 carbine...

I recently read a review of that 9mm M1 carbine in the Shotgun News. They liked it overall. However, as long guns go it was comparatively inaccurate on the rifle range. The original 30 caliber...
Forum: Homesteading 04-04-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,344
Posted By Lurch
Surely the property taxes are higher on the...

Surely the property taxes are higher on the bigger place. Maybe, not that much?
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 04-03-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 48,010
Posted By Lurch
I agree. I'm an advocate of sticking to NATO...

I agree. I'm an advocate of sticking to NATO rounds, for the most part. I'm all about practicality.
Forum: Handguns 04-03-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 60,441
Posted By Lurch
We can discuss this until the cows come home....

We can discuss this until the cows come home. However, I stated facts. You stated opinions- your opinions. Just sayin'.
Forum: Handguns 04-02-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 60,441
Posted By Lurch
1. If you open carry, you are broadcasting to the...

1. If you open carry, you are broadcasting to the world that you are indeed carrying, and thus have lost a tactical advantage.
2. If you open carry, the world knows if you are left handed or right...
Forum: Solar 04-02-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,392
Posted By Lurch
www.backwoodssolar.com Go to products, then...

www.backwoodssolar.com

Go to products, then water pumps, then submersible pumps: The Aquetec SWP-4000 is a 12 or 24 volt DC submersible water pump that can provide up 230 feet of lift. I also run...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-28-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 31,312
Posted By Lurch
To each their own. I'm betting on the...

To each their own. I'm betting on the mega-asteroid impact.
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-27-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,489
Posted By Lurch
I've always wanted to see a Phalanx weapons...

I've always wanted to see a Phalanx weapons system mounted on a tracked vehicle.
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-25-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,489
Posted By Lurch
Steven Hawking and Bill Gates have stated that...

Steven Hawking and Bill Gates have stated that artificial intelligence could mean the end for mankind.
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-22-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 31,312
Posted By Lurch
I don't live anywhere near Clark County, though....

I don't live anywhere near Clark County, though. Its several hundred miles from me. I'm up in the panhandle, squeezed between WA and MT. The density of my county is 21. There's one county between me...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-22-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 31,312
Posted By Lurch
Those are real good numbers for anywhere in the...

Those are real good numbers for anywhere in the US.
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-22-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 31,312
Posted By Lurch
I find the population density issue to be really...

I find the population density issue to be really interesting. If you want to know your States density, just Google (Your State) population density by County. In my State the least dense county is...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-22-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 31,312
Posted By Lurch
I can't harp on this low population density thing...

I can't harp on this low population density thing enough. If you're serious about survival its something you've got to at least consider. I know its tough to leave the familiarity of family and...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-22-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 31,312
Posted By Lurch
I think that a pandemic could be a likely...

I think that a pandemic could be a likely scenario, wherever one lives. Case in point: the 1917 flu epidemic. It infected up to 500 million people worldwide. 50-100 million died as a result of it....
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-21-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 31,312
Posted By Lurch
I believe that training and education are good...

I believe that training and education are good routes to follow. The only strong suit that a Human has is their brain. But you have to fill it with the right stuff.
Forum: Conversations 03-20-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 39,217
Posted By Lurch
What river is that?

What river is that?
Forum: Conversations 03-20-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,876
Posted By Lurch
Go Idaho! Guns and ammo #3. Bicycles #1?...

Go Idaho! Guns and ammo #3. Bicycles #1? Whatever...
Forum: Homesteading 03-20-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,855
Posted By Lurch
Fedex and UPS drop our packages at the house of...

Fedex and UPS drop our packages at the house of some folks that live on the county road, two miles away. I have never had any problems, and the people call me to let me know when we have freight to...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-20-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,718
Posted By Lurch
X2 on this. However, I've had some neighbors in...

X2 on this. However, I've had some neighbors in years past that would shoot their guns at any and all hours of the day or night. They ended up moving away, but for the years that they were there it...
Forum: Water 03-16-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,039
Posted By Lurch
Pulling a submersible pump can be dangerous as...

Pulling a submersible pump can be dangerous as well as difficult. If your pump is 200' down, that's 20 sections of 1 1/2" galvanized pipe that need to be hoisted up from the well casing. An...
Forum: Water 03-14-2015, 08:53 PM
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Views: 7,525
Posted By Lurch
This is my water system, its not perfect, but it...

This is my water system, its not perfect, but it works for us and has for many years. First, there is a drilled well with a high static level (about 30'). I put a Shurflo 12 volt DC submersible pump...
Forum: Water 03-14-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,525
Posted By Lurch
Cliff notes?

Cliff notes?
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-05-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 893,897
Posted By Lurch
My bad, upon further investigation, the victim...

My bad, upon further investigation, the victim was pistol whipped, tortured, then tied to a barbed wire fence and left to die near Laramie, Wyoming in 1998. This murder was apparently motivated, at...
Forum: Homesteading 03-02-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,363
Posted By Lurch
I have homestead envy. I mean 2010 acres? That's...

I have homestead envy. I mean 2010 acres? That's awesome!
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-02-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 893,897
Posted By Lurch
I have been living in N ID since 1981 and I can...

I have been living in N ID since 1981 and I can tell you from personal experience that there is definitely an active Neo-Nazi/White supremacist movement here. In addition to that, if you are not...
Forum: Homesteading 03-02-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,363
Posted By Lurch
I built a house on Douglas Island, AK (muskeg)....

I built a house on Douglas Island, AK (muskeg). Really strict building codes. Most of the places there are built on pilings. The Walmart store in Juneau is built on pilings.
Forum: Self-reliance 03-02-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 23,911
Posted By Lurch
The author thinks there should be a kinder and...

The author thinks there should be a kinder and gentler survivalist community. LOL
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-01-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 893,897
Posted By Lurch
Unfortunately, this region has a white separatist...

Unfortunately, this region has a white separatist stigma to it. On the upside, I think that stigma, among other factors, may be what keeps the population density as low as it is.
Forum: Homesteading 03-01-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,018
Posted By Lurch
X2 on the moisture problem. Started heating with...

X2 on the moisture problem. Started heating with propane, that caused excessive moisture on the interior walls which froze during the night when I shut the heat off. When I turned the heat back on in...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 02-28-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 893,897
Posted By Lurch
I had a funny thing happen. I was doing a search...

I had a funny thing happen. I was doing a search of remote properties in my area and came upon the American Redoubt movement. I had never heard of it prior to then. For those that have never heard of...
Forum: Homesteading 02-20-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,685
Posted By Lurch
We use solar panels and a windmill now, but In...

We use solar panels and a windmill now, but In Juneau I used hydro electric power to run my shop. I think that hydro is probably the best way to make electricity. Depending upon the water source, it...
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