Friday, August 21, 2015

This needs trying out

A reloading kit for .22lr.

Dammit, I need to win a lottery.

Ah, if I had the space, a smokehouse would be nice.

What the hell is wrong with these people?  "Oooh, I'll roll down the window for a really good loo-AHHHHHHHH!"

Isn't it just so interesting that there are all these hard-core marxists who make really good money teaching how bad the US is and how wonderful communism is?

"We're from the EPA and we're here to help!  Just ignore the oil in the water and shut up."


Arthur said...

To be honest, I don't know that I'd want cedar anywhere near food I intend to eat. Especially if there's heat involved.

Firehand said...

Hadn't thought of any problem with that. Maybe something more neutral for the interior, sheath it with cedar on the outside for weather protection?

Gerry N. said...

First, the .22 reloading. It looks to me to be eminently doable and a thing to stock up the supplies for, if a tad spendy at first. It's a bit like the Tap O' Cap for making your own percussion caps. A bit tedious, but it does work. I've got one and it is slow, but when out of "real" caps..... Any time I run across good toy caps for sale, I buy as many as I can, you just never know what the Fed.Gov's gonna do next.

As for the smokehouse and worrying about cedar, the term "cedar" covers about 20 or so species of aromatic wood, from actual Cedar species to Cypresses, Junipers and some Eucalyptus all sold as "Cedar".

The Injuns of the pacific coast regarded the red cedar as a living spirit as it was necessary to their lives, lived in "cedar" houses, wore clothes made of cedar and cooked and ate from cedar planks and bowls,some still do. You haven't lived until you've tasted wigglin' fresh King Salmon broiled on a cedar plank in front of Alder coals. I think a little research is in order. If you can get Western Red Cedar (Thuja Plicata) in your neck of the outlands, It is likely the best lumber for the project if you can get it. Red cedar makes the best kindling and the worst fuel wood. Lights easily, but throws sparks. Around here the best fuel wood is Douglas Fir as it contains the most BTU's per lb. Red Alder is regarded as the preferred fireplace and campfire wood as it smells wonderful while burning throws no sparks and is very easily split. The only better fuel wood is red oak, available mainly south of the Columbia river to central Kalifornikate, and too da*n expensive.

I've no clue how I got onto firewood, but there it is.

Gerry N.