Handy tools

By: ycd0108, 5:33 PM GMT on January 17, 2017

My last comment on my own blog got me to thinking that a list of essential tools for every household, vehicle or even back-pack would be of interest.
I assume that most folks have some idea of a 'preparedness kit';
Matches, flashlight,radio, spare batteries, knife and whatnot.
What I've been doing for many years is trying to equip a boat, a cabin, an RV, and my workshop with the essential tools.
Trust me:
If you try to carry everything you w...

Normal

By: ycd0108, 4:07 PM GMT on December 14, 2016

What is 'Normal'?
My Concise Collins Canadian Edition Dictionary defines 'Norm' (noun) as:
"Average level of achievement; rule or authoritative standard; model; standard type or pattern"
'Normal' (adjective) - ordinary; usual; conforming to type.
That's me to a T.
Except: there is no 'type' to conform to.
Sheared my full beard off down to stubble last night.
Today I'm thinking maybe I'll cut my hair too.
Maybe that's why thing...

Threshold

By: ycd0108, 3:46 PM GMT on November 19, 2016

If I recall correctly the Threshold of Energy is the point at which a reaction becomes self-sustaining.
I think about that every time I light the furnace.
Here is the definition that is closest to mine:
"extra energy which needs to be supplied to the reactents in order to bring a chemical reaction is called threshold energy." from Yahoo.
What I wish to recall:
Lighting a stove in a cold cabin with damp firewood.
That stove was a modifie...

Rant Away!

By: ycd0108, 8:57 PM GMT on October 18, 2016

I really don't have much to complain about here.
You are invited to cook up a comment/rant about any topic.
For example:
Ashtrays
Have you noticed the lack of ashtrays in the now 'non-smoking' world?
So you sneeze into your Kleenex and put it in your pocket.
The plastic wrappers on your crackers and the empty ketchup squeeze package have to sit on your plate or near it.
The actual Garbage Bin is somewhere out on the street - maybe ...

We get this one!

By: ycd0108, 3:39 PM GMT on October 12, 2016

For a few days now Typhoon Songda has been coming up on WU blogs as a potential threat to my area - Pacific North West.
Best link so far:
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Starting to understand why folks on the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico frequent the main blog.

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