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Quest for fire
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03 Dec 2017, 03:50 #641

I just see grains as just too small a measure for a handmade scale.
That does not mean I can't think about it some more.
My digital kitchen scale while pretty and modern can be
off as much as nine grams.😑 Even for a kitchen that is way too much.

There are 15.43 grains in a gram.
It is self evident that an accurate grain scale would suit just about anyone's measure.

I have used primitive scales with virtually no moving parts with astonishingly good results.
I will do as you suggested and give it a good long think.🤔🤔

My toe gets better every day.
The joint feels like it wants to pop.
That is somewhat like one of the signs of arthritis.
Somewhat may not count as far as signs go.
I sure know manually popping joints isn't a good idea.
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Robson Valley
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03 Dec 2017, 16:24 #642

I used to shoot with some hand loading folks.  The shotgun people measured in terms of shells per hour in 5 gal pails.
BUT everybody had a grain scale so they could check their powder measures for consistency.
Pull the bullets in a box of 20 factory loads and the powder varied by 10%.

Brownell's sell them.  Can't recall the popular brand names.

You must have stretched something badly inside your foot.  Take it easy.  
My legs worked OK to get to 2 places yesterday, will see if I can do that again today.

Where do I keep pictures that I can post here? 
In my computer or do I have to use some picture hosting place?
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Quest for fire
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Joined: 22 Mar 2007, 06:19

03 Dec 2017, 18:07 #643

I have a tablet and so may not see what you see.
That being said you don't have to seek out an anonymous host.
Tapatalk hosts pics. Now I have to do something weird.
I must submit the post without pics then go back and click on edit.
Then and only then does an "add file" prompt appear a bit below and to the left.
It's simple enough to click on add file. You should then see a list of sources for a pic on your computer.
E.G. downloads,images etc.

You pick your pic and it should start uploading.
If you see what I see then you will fairly quickly see a check mark on the right indicating
the file has finished uploading. 20 M. maximum,which is plenty,per pic with a max' of three pics.
You then click on submit.

You may not have to post your post to get started then go back and edit. That seems a singularity to me.
You should see add file somewhere a bit below the text window.
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Quest for fire
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05 Dec 2017, 01:16 #644

Coffee on the trail.

I like pine needle tea on occasion. It's a nice picker upper and has vitamin C in it.
But for those mornings where it's cold enough to wake up a sleeping bag nothing but coffee will do.
Preferably made by someone else.😊 Coffee that magic elixir can be brewed in so many different ways.
Tapatalk can't begin to host enough pictures to cover them all.

My favorite and the one my present coffee making system resembles is the Chemex.
It's name seems like it belongs in a chemestry classroom at exam time.
But when you look at the carafe it actually looks quite elegant.
It is the one with the wooden grip below.
How it works is self explanatory.
However you wouldn't bring it on the trail.

Second on the list is the good old standby enamel coffee pot.
With or without the basket it makes fine brewed bean.

Third is one some may not know about.
Italian in origin or at least the nicest looking ones come from Italy.
I refer to it as a pressure coffee maker. Usually you can make two very small cups with it.
Perfect for you and your signifigant other to share expressos together.
The one below is nice but nowhere near nice as mine.
It will get baptized on the trail one day.

Mine is highly polished chrome and pert near fireproof.
No nasty composite handle to be destroyed by a robust fire.
How it works is there are two compartments,lower and upper.
You put the water in the bottom then insert the small basket over it.
You then screw on the empty coffee pot on top. Inbetween the two is
an ingenius device that works like a pressure cooker. When the water below
reaches that perfect temperature a valve opens. Water and steam burst upwards through
the coffee and into the pot. Voila steaming hot coffee for you and yours.😀
Really,hearing that hot water jet is quite energising to an enervated slouch like me.😃

Now the first one I had was missing a very important part.
I didn't know it at the time but my garage sale purchase was minus the knob on the lid of the pot.🤔
What was the importance of one tiny part anyway? 🙄 Well I found that out when the coffee
came shooting out the top to decorate my kitchen ceiling.😮
Sure you laugh now but my Ex was not impressed.😶🤐😶

My new beauty has no screw on knob to lose.
Everything is welded together just right.
Short of Tracker nothing can hurt that baby.😉
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Robson Valley
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05 Dec 2017, 06:07 #645

I have all that different kinds of coffee machinery in my cupboards and more.

I was gifted a Lagostina coffee press.  I inherited a real hand-crank coffee bean grinder,
the kind with the little wooden drawer which catches the grind?
I can easily grind enough for 12+ oz coffee before the water boils.
Makes real slow-motion ritual out of it.  That forced slow-down is useful.

Must speak with the local coffee roasting business.  I scored 2 x 750g bags of coffee beans 
which have a great chocolate taste.  Was not simply day-old coffee, it was fresh, too.
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Quest for fire
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05 Dec 2017, 12:26 #646

Robson Valley wrote: I have all that different kinds of coffee machinery in my cupboards and more.

I was gifted a Lagostina coffee press.  I inherited a real hand-crank coffee bean grinder,
the kind with the little wooden drawer which catches the grind?
I can easily grind enough for 12+ oz coffee before the water boils.
Makes real slow-motion ritual out of it.  That forced slow-down is useful.

Must speak with the local coffee roasting business.  I scored 2 x 750g bags of coffee beans 
which have a great chocolate taste.  Was not simply day-old coffee, it was fresh, too.
Aha,thank you R.V..
in my press to post great coffee makers I forgot to mention one of the best.
You get the grounds in the water goodness of an enamel pot without the basket,
combined with well filtered coffee. It's nice to have a permanent screen being as
it is so much less wasteful. Below are pics of three nice press coffee makers I found on google images.
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Robson Valley
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05 Dec 2017, 17:17 #647

That's it.  If I'm in the mood for "performance art," it works very well.
Reasonably certain that there are several different sizes.
I can tell in the top picture that they thinned the coffee so you can see the filter screen part.

I have a couple of the older Melita funnel/filter units. 
They went into the archives after I tipped one over on the stove.

In many hotel rooms, you get a little 2-cup drip electric coffee pot.
Those are useful and they take up little space.
Not like one of those big Keurig(?) pod machines.
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Quest for fire
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Joined: 22 Mar 2007, 06:19

05 Dec 2017, 20:33 #648

Yes there are a plague of the soul-less pod machines,Keurig figuring high among them.
You have to be rich or in a galdern hurry to need one. Nothing against those who have one.
They do make a delicious cup of coffee. I would hate to need a thermos full of coffee though.🤔

My little pressure maker is in a daypack waiting to nestle up to a hot fire.
The bottom edge even has a shoulder for the heat to cozy up on.
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Quest for fire
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Joined: 22 Mar 2007, 06:19

05 Dec 2017, 21:06 #649

A real estate agent just brought a prospective buyer to see my place.
He seemed happy that I have been here twenty years.
The only time the rent was late was for good reason.

They know the place is old.
The only reno' done was in the last couple of days.
Tracker made them scared so he got a short stay in the bathroom.
I told them the only danger they were in was getting knocked over by enthusiastic tail wagging.

Long story short I hope I don't have to do this again.
Tracker shouldn't be relegated to the bathroom unless he has done something wrong.

When I was at the bike shop yesterday to pick up a patch kit and top up the tire,
my mechanic aligned my tire with a neat tool. Picture a large vice grip with wide jaws.
The jaws are the female to the tire's male. In other words the grip held about a three inch curve of tire in it's jaws.
The mechanic would spin the tire slowly,see an eccentricity and wig or wag the tire as needed.
As soon as there is a spare moment I plan on dickering to lay away some upgrade parts or a whole new bike.
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Quest for fire
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06 Dec 2017, 19:09 #650

We won't talk about both my big toes😣except to say
I will be posting in the useful plants forum about them.

I have three slow cookers of various sizes and use.
One of my favorites that doesn't get used much is the Crock Pot B.B.Q. Pit.
This baby is huge able to accomodate a 7 pound roast or even a small turkey.
Once when I had more moose meat than I knew what to do with or had room
in the freezer for I made a huge stew in it.

It's been a long time since I used it so I may be mixing two of my Crock Pots up but
I am pretty sure you can brown meat in the crock by placing it on one or two stove elements on medium.
I do not do that all the time but it is a nice feature to have. There are mostly good reviews on the Pit.
Those who say it is just a big square Crock Pot are wrong. It is a rectangle.😉
I think the issue is that they didn't read the manual.
After all it's only a big square Crock Pot.🙄

I got the Crock Pot at a garage sale new looking and with a manual for a fifteen dollars offer.
The person selling it didn't want to let it go at that price but they didn't want to keep it either.
To be truthful if you are not careful food will stick in the corners.
That is a small price to pay for excellent eats.

Below are a few stock pic's of my beast cooking Crock.

Edited to add

I forgot to tell you that it comes with a versatile rack that helps the Crock act like a real B.B.Q..😀
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Quest for fire
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Joined: 22 Mar 2007, 06:19

07 Dec 2017, 14:58 #651

Here are a set of instructions I found to upload pics on Tapatalk.
They are very different than mine but my tablet is very different as well.

Edited to add
Apparently there are a few sets of instructions out there.
What it may be is certain instructions applied to an earlier version of Tapatalk.
It may also be that all the instructions are valid but for different devices.
If the instructions below don't work then do a search for pic posting instructions for Tapatalk.

Step 1

Open the tapatalk app and select TFF

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Step 2

Select the forum and thread you'd like to post in. I've selected - On Top of the Board Ma! >> Welcome >> How to post pictures using Tapatalk  so I can attach a picture to this thread

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so I end up on this page 

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Step 3

Either press menu then reply
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or press anywhere on the post and press reply
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So you now end up with a window to enter text and pictures.

Step 4

Click on the picture of the camera

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Step 5

Select either Upload From Gallery or Upload from Camera. I've selected gallery.

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Step 6

Select desired picture

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Step 7

This is the most important step, select to upload to THIS FORUM

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Step 8

Select Full Size as long as it's under the 250kb forum limit, otherwise select Small size

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Step 9

Now you should see your photo as an attachment at the bottom of the screen. Input any text into the text field above, then  click Submit.

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In tapatalk your picture will look like this

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but more importantly, on the full web forum, your picture will appear as an expandable thumbnail as shown in the post below.
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Quest for fire
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07 Dec 2017, 20:26 #652

It is range night tonight so supper will be a simple affair.
Something new from St Hubert called braised beef pot pie.
St Hubert is the big name in barbecue chicken around here.
Lately they have been branching out into beef tourtieres and pot pies.
They have been on special too to get their newer products known.
I have had the tourtiere. It was mildly spiced but plentiful.
I bet you the beef pot pie will be the same.
The advertised pic's are even close to the truth.😉
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Quest for fire
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08 Dec 2017, 03:21 #653

I'm in BiiiiiiiiiiiiiG trouble.😣
I forgot it is Tracker's birthday on the tenth.😮
What to get him? What to get him? What to get him?🤔

A big bone,that goes without saying.😉
But what little extra would an eleven year old puppy want?🤔
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Quillsnkiko
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Joined: 22 Jun 2006, 08:25

08 Dec 2017, 03:54 #654

Geepers hes 11 already? How about a nice steak? For him and for you....Quills
" You can't stop the waves .... but, you can learn to surf."
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Quillsnkiko
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08 Dec 2017, 03:57 #655

Quest for fire wrote: It is range night tonight so supper will be a simple affair.
Something new from St Hubert called braised beef pot pie.
St Hubert is the big name in barbecue chicken around here.
Lately they have been branching out into beef tourtieres and pot pies.
They have been on special too to get their newer products known.
I have had the tourtiere. It was mildly spiced but plentiful.
I bet you the beef pot pie will be the same.
The advertised pic's are even close to the truth.😉
Hey they look good..how big are they? Or maybe how small are they? Quills
" You can't stop the waves .... but, you can learn to surf."
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Quest for fire
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08 Dec 2017, 12:37 #656

Quillsnkiko wrote:
Quest for fire wrote: It is range night tonight so supper will be a simple affair.
Something new from St Hubert called braised beef pot pie.
St Hubert is the big name in barbecue chicken around here.
Lately they have been branching out into beef tourtieres and pot pies.
They have been on special too to get their newer products known.
I have had the tourtiere. It was mildly spiced but plentiful.
I bet you the beef pot pie will be the same.
The advertised pic's are even close to the truth.😉
Hey they look good..how big are they? Or maybe how small are they? Quills
Quills they are a solid 800 grams which is well over a pound and a half.
It was tasty too. The first forkful had two small carrot slices that while very tender
were not mushy or tasteless. I thought the beef cut was blade roast. Definitely a stringy cut but
again a pleasure to chew.
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Quest for fire
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08 Dec 2017, 17:34 #657

Quest for fire wrote:
Quillsnkiko wrote:
Quest for fire wrote: It is range night tonight so supper will be a simple affair.
Something new from St Hubert called braised beef pot pie.
St Hubert is the big name in barbecue chicken around here.
Lately they have been branching out into beef tourtieres and pot pies.
They have been on special too to get their newer products known.
I have had the tourtiere. It was mildly spiced but plentiful.
I bet you the beef pot pie will be the same.
The advertised pic's are even close to the truth.😉
Hey they look good..how big are they? Or maybe how small are they? Quills
Quills they are a solid 800 grams which is well over a pound and a half.
It was tasty too. The first forkful had two small carrot slices that while very tender
were not mushy or tasteless. I thought the beef cut was blade roast. Definitely a stringy cut but
again a pleasure to chew.
Quills I did the math and the pie actually weighed in at over 1 3/4 pounds.
It would easily feed three normal people or two Quests.😊
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Quest for fire
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08 Dec 2017, 23:40 #658

They finally got my ammo in.
C.C.I. Mini Mags 36 grain hollow points. Nigh on perfect for small game hunting.
It took three months for the order to come in but now I have what I need if not what I want.
Three hundred rounds should more than suffice for hunting. Sure it would be nice to
be able to plink a hundred rounds now and then but that is a want not a need.
I may see if I can buy a brick or another kind of bulk buy of target ammo.
That is in the future and I have all the time in the world.😉
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Quest for fire
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09 Dec 2017, 14:58 #659

Tracker got one of his birthday presents a couple of days early.
It was cold in the kitchen last night so I laid down a new blanket for him.
Well it was new to him anyway.😉 It used to be a car blanket from my old van.
Don't worry it got a good washing before being presented to his royal highness.
It's actually thicker than his old blanket. I may fold it over and stitch it to make a pillow.🤔
First off it has to get his seal of approval.😊
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Quest for fire
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09 Dec 2017, 17:33 #660

One of the junior archers at my range has parents that really love and respect their child.
That is made evident by the fact that they stay there while he shoots and bought good equipment.
SF Archery isn't the biggest name but it is up there. They make very nice bows and accessories.
I had never seen a pack to hold an olympic style recurve and arrows quite like this one.
It looks to be very good quality qnd can be carried in one hand or slung across a shoulder.

The bow is very nice as well.
It came with all you need to start shooting which is well worth the price.
Bows can be expensive. If you have to buy a sight,wrrow rest and berger button the outlay really adds up.
You can't see it very well in the pic' but there is a pin flipper rest there.
A pin flipper rest is simple as can be but still is an excellent rest.
It imparts practically no obstruction to an arrow as it leaves the bow.

The cylinder protruding from the pack is a removable arrow case.
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