"Andy, If your brother's knife is stainless steel handled he is stuck with what he has, unless of course he is a machinist with a mill machine. If it is steel and he feels it is too heavy, then his best bet is to buy one of the aluminum handled…"
It is estimated that the population of Los Angeles is now more than four million. Given that average human being creates and releases between 1 and 1.5 liters of methane each day that means Los Angeles alone is adding from four million to six…"
"I used a screwdriver on the backspring side of the knife to avoid damaging the liners as much as possible. I was able to save one candy stripe and one Christmas tree scale, but they are continuing to warp and crack.
When you get your…"
"Christmas tree celluloid is painfully beautiful and I can understand your attraction to that knife. The "painfully beautiful" part is very much like hitting my thumb with a hammer: it stops me dead in my tracks. Of course with…"
"Claes, I have a couple of S30V knives, but only one that I use. It's a Santoku chef's knife and is razor sharp. From what I have read the S30V is tougher than most of the common knife steels, such as 154CM and 440C. I…"
"Jan, First let me say that I believe you have a good start toward off grid heating.
Now please let me ramble on like the professor I used to be.
There are basically two parts to the heat equation as it applies to heating a house. One of course…"
"I just thought of two more barter goods. 2X and 3X glasses and coffee bags. The glasses allow you to see and do things you can't do with your normal vision. Folgers makes the coffee bags (real ground coffee); and…"
"I forgot to explain why we should have wheelbarrow loads of steri-strips. Many doctors are now using steri-strips to close wounds instead of sutures. They do just as good, are faster to use and here's the biggie, no shots so no…"
"Jan, Skills trump things. Sewing, leather work, plumbing, solar power, bee keeping, general household maintenance, teaching skills to others, medical skills including suturing, hair cutting. Things for barter: chickens – if you have room to…"
"If this would have happened at our Flagstaff, AZ house I would have been going up and down snow covered stairs to fetch firewood. My biggest worry in this case would be the water lines freezing, it's been getting down into the twenties at…"