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#36725 - 01/25/05 08:45 PM Re: out of touch
brian Offline

Registered: 07/28/04
Posts: 1468
Loc: Texas
Well if she takes all my money and all of survival gear then I suppose I will have to start focussing more on primitive skills. LOL <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
Learn to improvise everything.

#36726 - 01/25/05 10:04 PM Re: out of touch


My Father's idea of primitive was no power tools. My Mother's is no waterbed.


What is it with survivalists and animals? I have noticed that many of us on this board have at least one animal(usually dog or cat) and usually many more. Wouldn't it be sensible from a survival standpoint to not have animals that we have to keep track of and take care of when we ourselves need to deal with extraordinary circumstances?

Just a thought.

#36727 - 01/25/05 10:21 PM Re: out of touch
joblot Offline

Registered: 02/21/03
Posts: 258
Loc: Scotland
Wouldn't it be sensible from a survival standpoint to not have animals that we have to keep track of....

Following that sort of logic, you might as well leave your other half and your kids and start a new life as a hermit... <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

Seriously, an animal companion is probably one of your best friends in an emergency - doesn't complain, a good early warning system, a bodyguard, will eat practically anything, and is never to shy to share your bed at night to keep you warm. - as long as its a dog and not a goldfish <img src="/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />

#36728 - 01/26/05 12:07 AM Re: out of touch
bountyhunter Offline

Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 1224
Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA

In a survival situation, a dog can be a great benefit as a guard, a game spotter, a water finder, and someone a lot more intelligent than a volley ball with a face painted on it to talk to.


(P.S. You can also teach them to hunt cats for a high protein lunch.) <img src="/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

#36729 - 01/26/05 12:24 AM Re: out of touch
bountyhunter Offline

Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 1224
Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA

When you say "pusher motor" on the exhaust flue, I am guessing you have a newer high efficiency oil burner.

The way that works is the "pusher motor" should come on first to start the draft before the oil gun fires up. They have vacumn sensors on those types of furnaces that will not allow the oil gun to fire if there is not sufficient draft in the exhaust flue.

If the oil gun is firing, than the pusher motor is working and the exhaust draft is sufficient. If it starts, clanks and then shuts down, the oil pump , the electric motor, or the motor to oil pump coupling may be bad.

If the description you gave me is correct, the easiest "diy" method is to buy a rebuilt exchage complete gun assembly of the same size and change it out.

Be careful that the oil nozzle on the rebuilt is the same spray pattern and length of spray as the original, and that the gun barrel is the same length from the mounting flange to the end of the barrel. The design and dimensions of the gun that hang outside the furnace only affects the attachment of your oil supply line which is usually flexible copper that can be adjusted to a certain extent.

When disassembling the gun from the furnace, make sure you shut off the oil supply from the oil tank, and have a tin can handy to catch the oil that will drip out of the tubing at the oil connection to the gun.

Good luck!


#36730 - 01/26/05 08:31 PM Re: out of touch

True coolness! Thank you. That seems to be pointing me in the right direction for the furnace. Now to get out the gloves and goggles and hammer... um wrench... <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

#36731 - 01/26/05 11:26 PM Re: out of touch

Dogs make good alarm systems, home defense partners, and body guards, not to mention, they're just good friends to have around. Cats are unsurpassed at keeping small, four legged scavengers at bay, and can be pretty entertaining to live with/around. As long as either one is doing a job of one sort or another, and not running off the game animals in the area, I'd say they're WELL worth having with you.


#36732 - 01/27/05 04:53 AM Re: out of touch

I have two cats. One thirty pounder and one that looks like a gut with all the goodies slung out of it. They're my food reserve if the going gets tough.

That's wrong, I know.

#36733 - 01/27/05 02:29 PM Re: out of touch
Nomad Offline

Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 464
Loc: Just wandering around.
Had a wonderful day yesterday. Went for a long hike in backwoods Florida. Temp in the high 605, perfect. Did not see another person. Worked on my GPS skills. Had a satellite photo of the area. Created waypoints at two points I could recognize on the photo, then calculated a third. Punched my calculated waypoint into the GPS and walked to my destination. Off by 3 meters.. Good enough...

The spot was at the edge of a nice stream. I rested there for an hour or so watching the critters then began walking out. Used the GPS and the afore mentioned waypoints to track my progress. The bend in the trail is at the 265 radial from waypoint 127 sort of thing. Worked great and the practice has revived my rusty skills.

It is a great life...

Just had to cast a bit of a bright light on things, what with all the preceding gloom....
...........From Nomad.........Been "on the road" since '97

#36734 - 01/27/05 07:37 PM Re: out of touch
frenchy Offline

Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
Good news !
Yesterday I finally received the picture of my money insvestments in Madagascar.

Here is Adrienne :

she is a female zebu and will hopefully help a small farmer to improve his farming and his live.


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