Yearly Archives: 2017

12/31/2018 – 4th week of Early Winter

Unusual warm spell has been replaced by unusual cold spell. Water pipes froze last night. Need to replace insulation around the pipes in the crawl space and make sure to leave a faucet dripping when it is below 20°F. Try

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11/27/2017 – 4th week of Late Fall

No luck on getting a deer this year so far. Being on second shift isn’t helping. However, I did bump a few deer and found a few scrapes so I am sure that I have the right area. In addition,

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Recipe – Beef Stew

Ingredients 3 lbs. boneless chuck roast, cut into 2-inch pieces 3 T vegetable oil (or more as needed) salt black pepper 1 onion, diced coarse 1/4 c flour 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 c red wine 3 c beef broth

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10/30/2017 – 5th week of Middle Fall

Quite a bit of work lately getting ready for inspections. Mostly putting locks on everything and cleaning up. Finished converting a wardrobe/armoire into a gun cabinet. Got a chance to zero new sights a few weeks ago. My long distance

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Hunting – Gun Solvent and Oil

​1 part Dexron II, IIe or III Automatic Transmission Fluid – GM Spec D20265 or later 1 part K1 Kerosene 1 part Aliphatic Mineral Spirits Combine ATF and Kerosene and mix well. Reserve one half of the mixture as Gun

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Hunting – Scent Killing Spray

1 cup Distilled Water 1/8 cup of Baking Soda 1 cup Hydrogen Peroxide 1 teaspoon Dawn Dish Soap Dissolve the baking soda in the water Add the peroxide and soap Stir, don’t shake Spray onto clothes immediately and put them

Posted in Fishing, Projects

Hunting – Unscented Laundry Soap

1/4 cup Borax 1/4 cup Washing Soda 1/4 cup Scent free soap (bar or liquid) If using bar soap, grate. Combine Borax, Soda, and Soap. Use half for small load or all for large or dirty load. Untested recipe. Adapted

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