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Raised Bed GardensRaised Bed Gardens Introduction So you want a vegetable garden, but don't have a large area to till up for the project? Your “soil” is hard as rock? A good way to compensate for such lack of space and rocky soil is by gardening in raised beds. Doing so helps you overcome problems with our less-than-perfect soil. A raised bed for vegetables...

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Lowering your Heat Bill This WinterLowering your Heat Bill This Winter [caption id="attachment_3155" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Replace old and worn weatherstrip in doors to reduce heat loss and drafts[/caption]     [caption id="attachment_3157" align="aligncenter" width="504"] 2. Seal baseboards and caulk windows. This is especially an issue with older homes...

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Winter Storm Fact SheetWinter Storm Fact Sheet A major winter storm can be lethal. Preparing for cold weather conditions and responding to them effectively can reduce the dangers caused by winter storms. Be familiar with winter storm warning messages. (See Winter Storm Watches and Warnings) Service snow removal equipment and have rock salt on hand to melt ice...

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Winterizing Your GearWinterizing Your Gear On equipment with plastic fuel tanks drain the tanks before storage. Conversely, you should fill metal fuel tanks to prevent them from rusting. In either case, drain the carburetor bowl. Generally, equipment managers "winterize" equipment to increase or maintain performance in winter or prevent problems after long periods...

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Court Ruling Will Likely End California’s Concealed Carry LawsCourt Ruling Will Likely End California’s Concealed... Well, well, it looks like Christmas might have came early for California gun owners. According to Fox News, a ruling today by the Ninth Court of Appeals has the possibility of ending Cali’s most restrictive concealed carry laws which determine when permits can be/are issued. From the Fox coverage Law-abiding...

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Using Coal As a House-Heating Alternative

Category : Equipment, General Info

This is a copy of a pamphlet/book from the Department of the Interior from 1918

Therefore, in order that a fuel may be burned economically in a house”heating furnace, the fuel used should be of such kind that the fire requires little attention. The following fuels, in the order named, are the best fuels for house-heating purposes:

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Anthracite coal in sizes from 2 inch to egg size
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Build Your Own Sawdust Burning Stove

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Category : Equipment, General Info

A sawdust stove is fairly simple to make and has an abundant fuel source that is generally discarded as useless. If you chop your own wood, have a little wood work shop that makes a bit of saw dust, this handy little stove can make use of all that extra saw dust that you were probably going to throw away.  Remember that the sawdust needs to be compacted tight. Some people try to ‘go the extra mile’ by adding some type of fuel to the dust thinking it will make it burn better. Thats not a good idea unless you really want a visit from your local fire department or enjoy a smoky bbq smell from the smoldering pile of rubble that once was your home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to build an outdoor fire

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Most people can build a campfire, but not everyone can build a respectable fire in the midst of a rainstorm. I am going to teach you how to accomplish this. My methods are guaranteed to work in a down pour, provided that wind velocities, accompanying the rain, do not exceed about 20 mph.

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