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    As a rule, lithium ion batteries lifespan is...

    As a rule, lithium ion batteries lifespan is determined by number of charging cycles, whereas Nicad and NiMh battery lifespans are generally determined more by how deeply they were discharged, how...
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    Just a little reminder

    Dynamic rope stretches 20-30% while under maximum load.

    http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/thrill-seeker-dies-at-towering-corona-arch-made-famous-by-youtube-videos/



    Sorry if this is...
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    I've used a pocket chainsaw quite a bit and...

    I've used a pocket chainsaw quite a bit and there's definitely some pluses and minuses. On the plus side, for material under 3" there is simply nothing faster. Anything over about 5-6" and they...
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    A recent estimate by the International Bank Of...

    A recent estimate by the International Bank Of Settlements said that just Credit Default Swaps alone represented $32.4 trillion in potential liabilities. The grain of sand that could set that in...
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    My wife got stranded over the weekend at the...

    My wife got stranded over the weekend at the airport in Denver. She spend $70 in 10.5 hours killing time. She did, however, discover a couple of excellent new wines. In the end, she had a couple...
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    Nice looking knives and the price is more than...

    Nice looking knives and the price is more than reasonable. Let us know how it holds up through the paces.
  7. Thread: Flashlight

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    5 hours isn't long, but 500 lumens is an insane...

    5 hours isn't long, but 500 lumens is an insane amount of light. What used to be an incredibly bright halogen flashlight was 10 watts which produced 160 lumens. A modern car headlight is 55 watts,...
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    Well, you said "I've just finished watching a...

    Well, you said "I've just finished watching a you-tube video of Peter Schiff addressing the Mises Circle in Manhatten. IMHO, he makes some intelligent arguments why the Fed's policy of Quantitative...
  9. Thread: Hmmmm...

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    Yep, it's been a tough month or so in the...

    Yep, it's been a tough month or so in the legislature. I've never written more letters and made more calls to my local congress-critters in my life. While there was a couple pieces of legislation...
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    I have an old beast of a snow blower that I...

    I have an old beast of a snow blower that I bought very used. This year it's put me through the paces, having to first figure out how to put the tracks back on after it's second outing. Last...
  11. Thread: planning

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    With a 10-15 year time horizon, you can do this. ...

    With a 10-15 year time horizon, you can do this. If you say you want to do it this year, my response would be good luck.

    Have you ever been sailing? Might be a good skill to learn.
    Have you...
  12. Japanese Tsunami-Two years later and still lessons to learn

    I just watched one of the more powerful videos of the tsunami today, looking back after two years and recalling my fear of losing a couple that is very close to my wife and I (they were in Tokyo, so...
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    Ironically most of the advancements that led to...

    Ironically most of the advancements that led to the 1911 average of 48 to the current average of 77 came from refrigeration, childhood vaccinations, and antibiotics. The end of life care we've...
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    Schiff is interesting, but I certainly don't see...

    Schiff is interesting, but I certainly don't see him as THE expert. If is was, then why did his clients loose so much money in 2008-2009 when he failed to see just how much worse off the Europeans...
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    Nice find! I love finding little escapes from...

    Nice find! I love finding little escapes from the everyday every now and again.
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    Yep, we've been fighting for our lives here in...

    Yep, we've been fighting for our lives here in Colorado for the last few weeks. Big vote in the state senate tomorrow. I just sent off my last e-mail to a senator on the fence, so I guess it's time...
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    My EMT expired 15 years ago. My VFD is now...

    My EMT expired 15 years ago. My VFD is now paying my way through Emergency Medical Responder (formerly known as First Responder) and if I stick around, they'll pay for my EMT again. My wife is an...
  18. Thread: DHS's new RV

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    This story might warrant a read, especially the...

    This story might warrant a read, especially the note at the bottom where they correct the 2700 number and cite the mistaken source:...
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    Have you read Strauss & Howe's book, The Fourth...

    Have you read Strauss & Howe's book, The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy - What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny? It's an interesting read. Written in...
  20. Thread: milestones

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    I know the feeling, kyrat. In 2007 my big...

    I know the feeling, kyrat. In 2007 my big challenge was to put up 6,000 miles on my mountain bike. Last year it was to try to produce 100 pounds of potatoes in my garden (fell about 24 pounds...
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    Prepping has its limitations when it comes to the...

    Prepping has its limitations when it comes to the individual. If all my neighbors think I'm an a-hole, but can plainly see that I have 8kw of solar on my roof and one or two has seen I have a garage...
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    I love the show, but I'm sure there are a lot of...

    I love the show, but I'm sure there are a lot of things going on behind the scenes that make it an unfair fight. First off, you have a camera crew with you. You could be the most stealthy ninja in...
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    You might be a bit late. They'd be about 112 or...

    You might be a bit late. They'd be about 112 or 113 now if they were 18 in 1918.

    My step-father was in Patton's army in during the North African campaign. Infantry. He'll talk your ear off...
  24. Probably 20 years ago I started making a list of...

    Probably 20 years ago I started making a list of all the stuff I'd want to have with me if I was going to start over and build a life in the wilderness. I've maintained that list and updated it from...
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    LOL, well, it's not lawful to have both a MMJ...

    LOL, well, it's not lawful to have both a MMJ permit and a CHL permit, so I'll stick to the CHL. ;)
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