Junk Coin Identification, ‘Junk’ Silver and ‘Junk’ Copper

Hi Everyone,

** Pre-note, 1964 and earlier half-dollars, quarters, and dimes are 90% silver (I screwed up in the video and said 95%), sorry for the mistake.

Anyhow this post is about USA ‘Junk’ coins, so,,,,, What is a ‘Junk Coin’:

Junk is an informal term used in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and […]

Fresnel Give Away is Over!

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My Fresnel lens give away is officially over, so please watch your e-mail in the next few days.

I received 30 new sign-ups, so a third of you will be getting a Fresnel lens of your own! I’m starting to get convinced that there are folks really interested in old and new skills […]

High Altitude, Staged, Container Gardening Part 2!

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I thought it would be a good time to do an update to my first container gardening video.

Things are going great. I am very proud to have some small plants going strong, and it is not even April yet (this is a big deal at 9000 ft)!

I still bring my container […]

Attracting Wild Rabbits, the Rabbit Hole, Hutch

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Our whole family enjoys watching wildlife, and it is hard to beat where we live.

At 9000 ft altitude in the Colorado Rockies you get:

– Moose, Elk, Deer (where we are at, mostly moose)

– Black, Brown, and even Grizzly Bear

– Mountain Lion, Bobcat

– Coyote, Fox (supposedly Wolf, have not […]

Toilet Paper Heater

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Sorry, been a few days without a post. I have been feeling a little crappy for several days now, this has been a crazy sick season in Colorado!

Anyway, I’m back 🙂

In this post I share a cool way to make a toilet paper personal heater out of  TP, a can, and […]

Leprechaun Trap! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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I’ve been a little slow in posting the last few days, but I have lots of great stuff coming this week!

In the spirit of the day, here is a little video of my daughters leprechaun trap! I though it was awesome and she even nailed my finishing line!

Enjoy,

Happy St. […]

‘Staged’ Container Gardening at High Altitude

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I am a newbie to gardening. We have tried many things in the last few years, with little success.

I am a prepper and you can only store so much food reasonably, check out how to store food long term. This stuff is neat and makes you feel better, but nothing is better than […]

Save a Water Logged Electronic Device

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Plop! Brand new electronic device; cell phone, mp3 player, e-reader, portable gaming system, whatever, goes in a puddle (or toilet). 🙁

I have had this happen to me a few times in the past and tried my best to dismantle the device, dry it out, wait patiently, then FAIL!  The issue is that […]

Handmade Trebuchet Target Practice!

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Here I have two awesome videos supplied by my father-in-law.

He set off on a mission a while back to build a trebuchet, and I’d say he did quite well!

From Wikipedia: A trebuchet (French trébuchet) is a siege engine that was employed in the Middle Ages. It is sometimes called a “counterweight […]

How to Patch an Inner Tube

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In this video I show you how to patch an inner tube. This is the same process for any tire which uses a tube (bicycle, garden cart, stroller, tractor)

Check It out!

You want to make sure to:

1) Locate all of the holes! That is why submerging in water is a […]