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Forum: Conversations 03-16-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,023
Posted By kfander
It looks like they canceled our projected Tuesday...

It looks like they canceled our projected Tuesday storm (lack of interest, probably). Now, when I look at the weather forecasts, we're supposed to have maybe a little snow tonight, but then...
Forum: Conversations 03-14-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,023
Posted By kfander
We are in the midst of having our heaviest snow...

We are in the midst of having our heaviest snow of the season. The most snow we had up until then was a few days ago, but this one has it beat, and it's still snowing heavily. I can't even open my...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 03-10-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,707
Posted By kfander
I've been through pretty much every town from...

I've been through pretty much every town from central Maine on north, and quite a few of the southern Maine towns, including Kittery and North Berwick.
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 03-09-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,707
Posted By kfander
I've been to all those places and regularly go...

I've been to all those places and regularly go through Ashland and Caribou.
Forum: Education/Homeschool 03-07-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,064
Posted By kfander
When we decided to homeschool our nephew, the...

When we decided to homeschool our nephew, the school principal told us that he wasn't sure that he could approve that, after which we told him we weren't asking for his approval but were simply...
Forum: Conversations 03-06-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,023
Posted By kfander
We're still pretty much buried in snow here in...

We're still pretty much buried in snow here in Maine, but we haven't had any new snow for a while and lost some of it to melt over the past few days. The forecast is for more snow though, beginning...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 03-06-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,517
Posted By kfander
A couple of years later, and my lingonberry patch...

A couple of years later, and my lingonberry patch is still doing well. Although my original plants had spread pretty well, I bought a few new one's summer before last because I'm an impatient bastard...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 03-06-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,707
Posted By kfander
Thanks, I appreciate it and am going to do my...

Thanks, I appreciate it and am going to do my best to remember to stop in more often than every two years.
Forum: Conversations 03-06-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By kfander
I have gone to digital but I prefer an actual...

I have gone to digital but I prefer an actual camera to a cellphone, and I much prefer looking through a viewfinder than an LCD screen.
Forum: Education/Homeschool 03-06-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,064
Posted By kfander
I still have an interest in homeschooling too,...

I still have an interest in homeschooling too, largely because I think it's so important in order to save children from the brainwashing they get in public school. However, I too, have no children...
Forum: State / Country Talk 03-06-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,427
Posted By kfander
I am not really a homesteader, but I have a camp...

I am not really a homesteader, but I have a camp in northern Maine, in Aroostook County, near the Canadian border. I live in Millinocket.

Arghh... This is my second screwup since I've been back...
Forum: State / Country Talk 03-06-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,735
Posted By kfander
I grew up in the UP but am living in Maine, now.

I grew up in the UP but am living in Maine, now.
Forum: Tractors 03-06-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,420
Posted By kfander
My dad had a small Ford tractor. I don't know the...

My dad had a small Ford tractor. I don't know the model number or year or anything. He used it to farm several forties. Although I don't remember when he used horses, we had a very large workhorse...
Forum: Health 03-06-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By kfander
Yes, I do. I am not so convinced that it works...

Yes, I do. I am not so convinced that it works that I'd pay the kind of money people want for it. As it is, it's free to me, I like the taste, and I am convinced that it won't kill me, so why not. I...
Forum: Forum News & Announcements 03-06-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,212
Posted By kfander
Yes, I also much prefer magazines published on...

Yes, I also much prefer magazines published on paper to those that are Kindle or web-based. Although I do subscribe to the Kindle edition, I haven't opened one yet. I'm not sure why, as I read books...
Forum: Websites & Blogs 03-06-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,417
Posted By kfander
I should have mentioned that we use first and...

I should have mentioned that we use first and last names, rather than handles. I think it just makes for more natural conversations. You do not need to use your actual name, although some of us do,...
Forum: Pets 03-06-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,745
Posted By kfander
I hope no one minds old threads being popped back...

I hope no one minds old threads being popped back up again but I wanted to follow up on my earlier (years ago) posts.

We have only two cats now, and only one of them is among the four we had when...
Forum: Health 03-06-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By kfander
A better place for this thread would have been...

A better place for this thread would have been the Medicinal Plants/Wild Edibles sub-forum. I did to a search, but it turned up only posts that were in archive, as far as I could see. There is...
Forum: Websites & Blogs 03-06-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,417
Posted By kfander
Seniors Only Club

I am a long-time subscriber of Backwoods Home, and used to be pretty active in this forum. I come back from time to time, with the intention of becoming active here once again, and hope to actually...
Forum: Health 03-06-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By kfander
Chaga

Chaga is a mushroom or fungus that grows on damaged spots of birch trees, particularly in cold climates, such as we have here in Maine.

There are thoughts that drinking a tea made from chaga can...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 03-06-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,707
Posted By kfander
Another couple of years, and here I am again....

Another couple of years, and here I am again. Last time I came back, it was with the intent of sticking around because I was a member of this forum for quite a while and enjoyed it. I didn't stop...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 11-06-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,517
Posted By kfander
Since I started this thread more than four years...

Since I started this thread more than four years ago, my lingonberry patch has been extended most of the way along the length of my driveway, along the fence. Most of this has occurred from spreading...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 11-05-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,707
Posted By kfander
Hello Again

It has been about four years since I've been here, I think. If I remember correctly, I was going through radiation treatment for prostate cancer when I was last here. Well, that's been done for...
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 11-22-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,763
Posted By kfander
They change the features with every new issue of...

They change the features with every new issue of the Kindle. My first low-level Kindle does have a rather simplified Internet browser that I could connect to web sites with through Kindle's...
Forum: Conversations 11-22-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,522
Posted By kfander
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. My wife and I are...

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. My wife and I are here in Plymouth, which seems to be as good a place as any to spend Thanksgiving. We'll be meeting with our pastor and his family here tomorrow, then...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-20-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
Thanks. I intend to. The wife and I will be going...

Thanks. I intend to. The wife and I will be going to Plymouth for Thanksgiving, so I've been catching up on my work to make up for the stuff I won't be doing en route to and from.
Forum: Plants 11-14-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,478
Posted By kfander
Yes, I have seen - and used - cedar mulch as...

Yes, I have seen - and used - cedar mulch as well. I think it may work well if you are transplanting perennials or other plants in an area, as it does do a pretty good job of keeping down the weeds.
Forum: Food 11-13-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,953
Posted By kfander
We gave our freezer away a few years ago because...

We gave our freezer away a few years ago because it seemed that it was costing us more than we were saving. Perhaps a more organized family could do better with it but we generally ended up with no...
Forum: Plants 11-13-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,478
Posted By kfander
Right now, all that I have are a couple of...

Right now, all that I have are a couple of flowering perennials. I don't even remember what they are, so that would be no big loss. I've used pine mulch before but that was the stuff that's sold as...
Forum: Plants 11-13-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,478
Posted By kfander
Wood Shavings for Mulch

I have a rock garden that takes up much of my front yard at my place in Millinocket. I haven't used it for the past couple of years since we've been up at our place up north for the spring and...
Forum: Conversations 11-13-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,911
Posted By kfander
It's been wet here, but in the sixties.

It's been wet here, but in the sixties.
Forum: Self-reliance 11-13-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
As a follow up to an earlier post, I have...

As a follow up to an earlier post, I have registered gacklenorthdakota.com (http://www.gacklenorthdakota.com/), golvanorthdakota.com (http://www.golvanorthdakota.com/), granvillenorthdakota.com...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-13-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
Search Engine Optimization My wife coined...

Search Engine Optimization

My wife coined the phrase. Now companies and people in their basements are doing it all over the world. Most of them do a pretty bad job, and many of them may actually...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-12-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
I apologize for the delay. I thought I was going...

I apologize for the delay. I thought I was going to have some time after completing my work hours last week but I hadn't accounted for a trip out of town that my wife had probably told me about but,...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 11-11-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,877
Posted By kfander
Welcome to the forum! I hope you'll enjoy being...

Welcome to the forum! I hope you'll enjoy being part of the group.
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 11-10-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,771
Posted By kfander
Welcome to the forum. I am formerly from Texas,...

Welcome to the forum. I am formerly from Texas, but I moved north to Maine while other my age (61) were moving south.
Forum: Self-reliance 11-09-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
I'm sure it is. That's how I ended up with...

I'm sure it is. That's how I ended up with gracklenorthdakota.com in the first place. I fixed that, added a weather thingie, and removed one of the Amazon links, to neaten the margin. Thanks.
Forum: Self-reliance 11-09-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
I just did largely the same thing for Golva,...

I just did largely the same thing for Golva, North Dakota. Noticing that the small town didn't have an official site, I created a general informational site for the community, using my newly acquired...
Forum: State / Country Talk 11-09-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,735
Posted By kfander
I grew up in the UP, in the small town of...

I grew up in the UP, in the small town of Wallace, south of Stephenson and north of Menominee, and most of my family is still in the Upper Peninsula, but I haven't lived there since I was eighteen or...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-08-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
In the course of my job, I am currently editing...

In the course of my job, I am currently editing the North Dakota category. In previous directories that I've worked, I have loved North Dakota, with its small towns, declining populations, and often...
Forum: Animals 11-05-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,545
Posted By kfander
I don't believe they do a lot of jumping, no. Nor...

I don't believe they do a lot of jumping, no. Nor do I think that skunks are likely to come inside an inhabited house



I don't know about skunks, but coons are extraordinarily clever at getting...
Forum: Energy 11-05-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,193
Posted By kfander
I'm interested in this one, too. Does anyone know...

I'm interested in this one, too. Does anyone know anything about it? For the price, obviously it can be assumed that it may not be every bit as good as one that costs three times as much, but would...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-05-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
There is a freeware program for the Mac called...

There is a freeware program for the Mac called Gimp that does pretty much everything that Photoshop has to offer so, while I believe Photoshop has a version for Mac, it's not cheap. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Pets 11-05-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,745
Posted By kfander
At the moment, we can't think of anyone we'd...

At the moment, we can't think of anyone we'd trust with both the key and the knowledge that we'll be gone for a couple of weeks. For the past couple of years, we've only been spending winters here...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-04-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
Thanks. I'm trying to keep it simple, and...

Thanks. I'm trying to keep it simple, and relevant to someone who has never built a web site before. Then, if they want, they can move up to the fancy stuff from there. Quite frankly, it is quite...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-04-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
I have Quark and In-Design on my PCs, as we used...

I have Quark and In-Design on my PCs, as we used them when we published a newspaper, but I've never built a web site with them.
Forum: Pets 11-04-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,745
Posted By kfander
There are hotels that take pets but they tend not...

There are hotels that take pets but they tend not to be top of the line, and if you've ever traveled with four cats, you'll know that it's no vacation, for us or the cats.
Forum: Pets 11-04-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,745
Posted By kfander
So I'm thinking that you wouldn't agree that,...

So I'm thinking that you wouldn't agree that, "they've been here longer than you have" is an appropriate response?
Forum: Animals 11-04-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,545
Posted By kfander
I have a 22 year-old who I took in after feeding...

I have a 22 year-old who I took in after feeding her as a feral cat for more than ten years. She's the one who brings all the critters in. Fortunately, she's so proud of her catches that she yells...
Forum: Pets 11-04-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,745
Posted By kfander
Pets and Vacations

My wife and I have four cats. Two of them are sisters from the same litter, and they will be twenty-three next month. A third is one that I fed as a feral cat since she was still a kitten, and who we...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-04-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
I agree with that one. Most people want to cram...

I agree with that one. Most people want to cram as much in as they can, and it defeats the purpose.

A few other things include the fact that long paragraphs may work well in a book, but they tend...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-04-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
Short answer. I don't. I use a Mac with a fairly...

Short answer. I don't. I use a Mac with a fairly small keyboard, and a trackpad rather than a mouse, so I try to remember to slip them into my desk drawer when I leave the computer. I switch back and...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-04-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
Usually, I use two computers, each with two...

Usually, I use two computers, each with two monitors; and more often than not, I also have Roku streaming something from my television set, so my desk sort of looks like a control panel for a...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-04-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
Please don't add music or noise to your web site...

Please don't add music or noise to your web site unless there is a clear way to shut it off. A lot of animated graphics can be distracting as well.

I have been an Internet directory editor for...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 11-03-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,688
Posted By kfander
It's nice to have you participating in the forum....

It's nice to have you participating in the forum. I hope to hear more from you.
Forum: Homesteading 11-03-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,855
Posted By kfander
My land is out in the woods, nowhere near...

My land is out in the woods, nowhere near anyone's chickens or farms, yet the coons that show up on my wildlife cameras are the biggest and fattest that I've seen anywhere. I'm not sure how some of...
Forum: Conversations 11-03-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 18,329
Posted By kfander
I have lived in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan,...

I have lived in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Iowa, Southern California, the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, North Carolina, and Maine. In none of these places has it been necessary to run air...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 11-02-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,766
Posted By kfander
Welcome to the the forum!

Welcome to the the forum!
Forum: Animals 11-02-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,545
Posted By kfander
They make cat doors that are activated to open...

They make cat doors that are activated to open with an RFID chip in the cat's collar, as well as some that activate with a magnet on the collar. I haven't tried the RFID-activated ones, but I have...
Forum: Your Homestead 11-02-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,508
Posted By kfander
I have a question that maybe someone can help me...

I have a question that maybe someone can help me decide.

Previously, I have been planning to get a combination cooking and heating stove, such as the Baker's Choice, which I still think might be...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-02-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
Choosing a Domain Domains used to cost $75 a...

Choosing a Domain

Domains used to cost $75 a year. Now you can sometimes buy them for less than $10, and many web hosts will give you a free domain when you sign up for their hosting plan. I...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-02-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
I can't badmouth Dreamweaver. It is a tried and...

I can't badmouth Dreamweaver. It is a tried and true software. My wife used Dreamweaver quite a lot when we were still using Windows machines, but even she came to prefer NetObjects Fusion....
Forum: Self-reliance 11-02-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
Choosing a Topic Deciding on a topic is not...

Choosing a Topic

Deciding on a topic is not so difficult if you plan to build more than one site, which is what I suggest.

If you have never done a web site before, you might want to begin with...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-01-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
I move around too much to use a local server. In...

I move around too much to use a local server. In fact, my wife and I are both using a mobile hotspot connection as our ISP, which is faster and far cheaper than keeping two ISP accounts for home and...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-01-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
I can go into more detail on most of these...

I can go into more detail on most of these topics, so please ask if you'd like me to spend more time on anything in particular. As I told my students when I was teaching, there is no such thing as a...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-01-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
I used Dreamhost for years, and still have...

I used Dreamhost for years, and still have several of my sites on Dreamhost, but they have become less reliable lately, so I am in the process of moving them to Web Hosting Hub. I have a third host...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-01-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
Before I move on to choosing a topic, I'd like to...

Before I move on to choosing a topic, I'd like to say a few more things about building a web site.

Documents produced by word processing editors, such as Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, or Open...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-01-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
Very funny. As a matter of fact, that is what...

Very funny. As a matter of fact, that is what makes my pasties site hard to place in the search engines. Although it is spelled correctly, the strip club stuff ranks higher in the search engines. If...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-01-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
I have never used Blogger, but have found some...

I have never used Blogger, but have found some tutorials for adding affiliate links to the software.


Textual Tutorial...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-01-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
I'd like to invite anyone who may have other...

I'd like to invite anyone who may have other experiences with earning money online to add to this thread. I have outlined the things that I intend to cover, and the order in which I plan to cover...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-01-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
Building Web Sites I believe that I could...

Building Web Sites

I believe that I could still build a basic web site from scratch, meaning by entering the HTML code into a text editor and uploading it to a host, but I am not up on much of the...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-01-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
I'll bet you do, and what you may not know, you...

I'll bet you do, and what you may not know, you can learn. I built a web site about hardtack, which is a hard bread/cracker that was widely used as provisions during the Civil War, as well as by...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-01-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
On the subject of writing about something that...

On the subject of writing about something that you are interested in, you can also develop the skill of learning to enjoy whatever you intend to write about. I can do that with most subjects, but...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-01-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
I'll have to get back to you on that, because I...

I'll have to get back to you on that, because I don't blog. I have, at times, had clients who paid me to add content to their blog, but the few times that I have put up my own blog, I haven't kept it...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-01-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
I'm not an expert on that but, as far as I know,...

I'm not an expert on that but, as far as I know, the money to be made in parking domains would pertain to those that have traffic, which would coming from buying up a domain that someone let expire....
Forum: Self-reliance 11-01-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
It can be slow going, and it takes a fair amount...

It can be slow going, and it takes a fair amount of work in the beginning, but it's not as complicated as it might sound. There are computer programs available that will do most of the work for you,...
Forum: Self-reliance 10-31-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
Google Adsense As you can see from this...

Google Adsense

As you can see from this screenshot (http://d.pr/i/3KvJ), I am still making a couple hundred a month from Google Adsense, nearly all of it from the Radkid.Org...
Forum: Self-reliance 10-31-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
It was in this thread...

It was in this thread (http://www.backwoodshome.com/forum/vb/showthread.php?t=29401). I'll be repeating most, if not all, of it as I go along here anyhow. I'll be posting more here, probably today or...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 10-31-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By kfander
Welcome to the forum! I'm in Maine now, but I...

Welcome to the forum! I'm in Maine now, but I lived in Texas for more than twenty years.
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 10-30-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,627
Posted By kfander
Welcome to the forum!

Welcome to the forum!
Forum: Homesteading 10-30-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,104
Posted By kfander
Depending on where the tree is located, such as...

Depending on where the tree is located, such as not being so close as to be likely to fall onto your house, standing dead trees can harbor a lot of interesting wildlife. I have a bunch of them in my...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 10-30-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,457
Posted By kfander
I am pleased to report that my wife and I...

I am pleased to report that my wife and I survived Storm Sandy, also known as "Frankenstorm".

It came on us like… well, like a storm, I suppose. I don't know, since I'd already gone to bed. It...
Forum: Self-reliance 10-30-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
Please feel free to ask any questions or make any...

Please feel free to ask any questions or make any comments you'd like to make.

In this thread, I will discuss a number of issues, including


Amazon.com and other affiliates
Google Adsense
...
Forum: Self-reliance 10-30-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
One of the first sites that I built was my...

One of the first sites that I built was my personal homepage site. Shortly after that, as I was attending a Christian college at the time, I created a sub-site for Bible resources...
Forum: Self-reliance 10-30-2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 26,752
Posted By kfander
Earning a Living Online

A few weeks ago, in another thread, I posted some information about earning a living online that some of you have found helpful. Rather than take over that thread with it, I promised to begin...
Forum: Conversations 10-30-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,399
Posted By kfander
I am hearing that there have been some power...

I am hearing that there have been some power outages in southern Maine. So far, here in the near center of the state, we have only a mist and occasional drizzle. Maybe it'll get here but I am still...
Forum: Conversations 10-29-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,263
Posted By kfander
I missed the one-room schoolhouse by one year,...

I missed the one-room schoolhouse by one year, being the first kindergarten class in the new consolidated school. Still, it was a small school and I completed eighth grade in a class of kids, most of...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 10-28-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,457
Posted By kfander
I don't brag about my prepping, as I have a long...

I don't brag about my prepping, as I have a long way to go before I am ready for TSHTF but, for your average hurricane or whatever, I am pretty much prepared for that anytime. I'm near the center of...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 10-28-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,457
Posted By kfander
I have a timeshare on the Outer Banks, although I...

I have a timeshare on the Outer Banks, although I haven't been to it since we bought it. We've had it for a few years now, and my daughter stayed for a week there once. She says its pretty nice,...
Forum: Conversations 10-28-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,263
Posted By kfander
I agree. Communities could do a far better job of...

I agree. Communities could do a far better job of educating their own, and for less money. For that matter, a few families working together could do a better job than any governmental agency. There...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 10-28-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,457
Posted By kfander
Judging from the fact that we have six or seven...

Judging from the fact that we have six or seven different threads going here about this storm, I would say that the panic has set in. People are buying out the store here in Millinocket, despite the...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 10-27-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,497
Posted By kfander
Yes, rutabagas keep very well. Better then...

Yes, rutabagas keep very well. Better then potatoes, I think.
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 10-27-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,457
Posted By kfander
Okay, I know that storms can be a major problem,...

Okay, I know that storms can be a major problem, but it doesn't help that the media so greatly exaggerates the danger of every storm that is ever detected, and most of them turn out to be almost...
Forum: Animals 10-27-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,128
Posted By kfander
Yeah, from the second picture it looks like it...

Yeah, from the second picture it looks like it was. It's bigger than other lynx that I've seen on the property though. The place is hopping with snowshoe hares, which happen to be their favorite...
Forum: Animals 10-27-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,128
Posted By kfander
What Critter is This?

I set up one of my cameras facing the door of the cabin I've been working on while I was away. In that one week, I got a picture of a bull moose, four weasels walking single file, a crap load of...
Forum: Conversations 10-27-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,915
Posted By kfander
Not this time. There won't be anyone on my ballot...

Not this time. There won't be anyone on my ballot who I want to win, and I suspect it's all a charade anyhow.
Forum: Education/Homeschool 10-26-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 25,952
Posted By kfander
Yes, you can find them on Amazon.com...

Yes, you can find them on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00454X856/kasoftsoftware0c). If you look at the section about "Customers who viewed this item also viewed", you will see...
Forum: Frugal Living 10-23-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,521
Posted By kfander
I have noticed, too, that Goodwill's prices are...

I have noticed, too, that Goodwill's prices are as high as what I can buy new clothes for at Sam's Club.
Forum: Building/Tools 10-22-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,553
Posted By kfander
I'm thinking of one of these for an outbuilding,...

I'm thinking of one of these for an outbuilding, as they sure look like a good idea. The framework is precisely the part that I'm not very good at doing on my own. That, and doors, as I have never...
Forum: Conversations 10-19-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,319
Posted By kfander
I'd have to say my chainsaw and my Leatherman...

I'd have to say my chainsaw and my Leatherman multi-tool set.
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