Camping Trip

 

Identify the Aircraft

Hint: It’s not a Mi-24

 

Biden Buddies

Sayyid Ebrahim Raisol-Sadati is the president-elect of Iran. Armed with an elementary school education, he spent most of his life in various aspects of religious training, which led him to the Islamic Court, where he gained a reputation for finding everyone guilty. His piety apparently puts all of his verdicts (based on his interpretation of the Qur’an) above reproach. He’s on track to the next Supreme Leader.

 

You don’t have a right to own a firearm because the Constitution says so.

You have a right to own a firearm AND the Constitution says so.

There is a distinction.

 

East Fresia

BN3N49 Train on the Lorendamm, Nordstrandischmoor, Schleswig-Holstein

There are tidal islands in Northern Germany (which was once Fresia). They’re connected by tracks and there are small trains that you can drive yourself along the tracks.

At high tide, you need to be on higher ground.

Before the 1960s the trains used wind power to transport you along the causeway.

The water hasn’t risen because of melting polar caps, but you already know that, don’t you?

A lot of the homes in the area still have thatched roofs and storks nesting – bringing babies, of course, when required. Finding small places on a road less traveled takes effort. The population density is small. More cows than people.

 

Maps

 

33 COMMENTS

  1. camping trip: “ruh roh raggy!”…fresia: past life regression confirmed. i’m on that track in my nightmares. never been there, in this lifetime, but i have been there. and it terrifies me.

  2. Based on yesterday’s idiotic BATF Bravo Sierra “chat” to further remove liberties and undermine 2A, I’m currently bidding on an F15…just in case. Bidding is at a fever pitch. Seems Slo-Joe touched a nerve.

    Northern Germany tracks – I suspect if you took a couple of Millennial Urbanite’s and stuck them on those tracks they’d need therapy afterwards.

    • Slow-Joe and his handlers really want us disarmed. They just don’t know how to do it without provoking a general civil war. They probe, they test, they maneuver.

        • Everything is under control here at the White Wolf Mine. It’s a beautiful morning and portends to be a beautiful day. We had constant rain yesterday causing the power grid to fail which is no big deal. Some neighbors in significant distress caused me to mobilize and that’s all normal now – for now.

          I sense some stress in the communities that have been evacuated. Some people have had places to go. Some people did not, but that’s not true where I am because evacuees didn’t come in my direction.

  3. Guessing Mi 35 for the helo.
    Good to hear you have gotten enough rain to help bring the evacuation danger down a bit. It has been dry, dry, dry where I live. This is the earliest that I have stopped shooting black powder because of fire danger that I can remember. Forecast for next weekend and next week is in the 100s.

    • You nailed the choppa.

      The rain helped but the bigger fires are expected to “stand up” again today, fueled by winds and higher temperatures.

      No power isn’t a problem here. The generator kicks in automatically. It will run for a month on existing fuel. Maybe longer. Many of my neighbors don’t have main generators. (WHY NOT?!!) However, that’s all on them. Most have smaller gas generators for emergencies, but that’s not what you need if you’re LIVING somewhere. Or if you leave the place for a few days at a time.

      • Definitely agree on the generator and it and the automatic transfer switch is in this year’s budget, I am leaning toward propane but diesel has its advantages as well. Right now I am one of those people that rely on a small gas generator to run the essentials when here at the homestead and a small cup of frozen water with a quarter on top in my freezer to be my indicator of power failures when I am traveling. Not very scientific I know but it has never failed me and cannot be hacked.

      • I don’t know why people don;t prepare for the inevitabilities of their location, either. I mean, sure, not enough money, but that should be something planned for too.

        IDK why people in fire areas don’t build out of fireproof, or clear back vegetation / cut firebreaks, or have tanks / cisterns to store firefighting water. It isn’t rocket science, we know how to control fire.

        But people continue to build straw houses, and complain when the wolf blows them down.

        Glad things are good where you are, LL. Fingers still crossed for everyone under threat.

        -Kle.

      • If we lived out in “The Sticks” like you do, I’d definitely have a back-up generator of much larger capacity than I do now. My little Honda can keep the fidge and freezer running as longs as I have fuel, but I’d probaly do some load management if we HAD to use it.

        For the radio stuff I have several hundered Watts of solar panels of solar panels, and some large deep-cycle batteries. I can stay on the air indefinitely with it.

  4. Well, the Mi-35 is a Hind, just not an Mi-24 Hind. So, in hind-sight, it’s still a Hind.

    Glad you are a-okay. If’n I had the money, the Beans Bunker would have a whole-bunker genset. With backups, of course, because I can f’ up any piece of machinery just because weird body electrical weirdness. Not so bad now that I’m not under 24 hour stress, but…

    Those little scooters look cool. But, again, if’n I had the money, I’d get the WWII era jeep engined rail scooter that’s on sale at armyjeeps.net or something like it. CSX has abandoned so much trackage in central Florida that I could have real fun. And it’s a great way to get around in the SW USA (as long as you have permission and you watch out for trains.)

    • They used to have those hand-crank cars that were designed for two people to operate on rails. That never looked like that much fun to me. I have a ’48 Willy’s in the garage but there is not much rail that’s not dominated by big freight trains in Arizona. Not many little spur lines.

  5. I keep asking the Lord to please send rain to the Southwest; but apparently my time is not His time.

    Interesting read over all.

  6. Glad the weather is ‘mitigating’ some of the issues. Yes, whole house gensets makes sense up where you are. Down here, a small one is about all I need to get by. Good luck on the F-15s… personally I’m going after an F-14, it’s cheaper because it’s ‘obsolete’…

  7. Ignoring the fact that the camper would be sucked off the planet by the gravity of the larger orb, there is no one to tell him that he can’t light up a smoke. Notice what appears a lit fag in his right hand.

    This post has given cause to remember the study of Fresia in my early school days. I developed the sense that I would like to travel there. That sense has not diminished over time. Thanks for the expose’.

    The question on the sling wing was a sly one. Good one.

    Notice if you will that the predominant sources for the refugees are socialist countries. It appears that a ‘pandemic’ discriminates based on political ideology.

    There has been run on fighter jets. In a public statement, the CEO of Boing asked that people just settle down as their panic buying is preventing those who truly need the jets from getting the jets.
    I’m going a slightly different route; I’m buying up ground crews. I’ma gonna be rich when all y’all with jets search for primers, I mean mx crews.

  8. Re. Backup generators:
    We live in Northern California (State of Jefferson Territory).
    Fires and PG&E power shut offs are now of great concern in our area.
    Two summers ago PG&E shut of the power when it was 115 F.
    By the time I got to my Dad’s place and got the portable generator connected and running my 91 year-old Dad was in distress due to the heat. We got him cooled down and he was fine.
    I installed a propane fired Kohler 20KW back up generator that kicks on automatically when PG&E goes down.
    It has been very nice to not have to worry about dad being without power due to winter storms or shut downs due to fire danger.
    For those of you contemplating a backup generator:
    Generator, materials, inspection, and intial start up cost about $7,500.
    My labor to install was free, but from what I have heard from others with the same unit this set up would cost about $10,000 for a turnkey installation. YMMV. Materials and labor has increased substantially since then.
    Be aware that the unit burns about two gallons of propane per hour at idle and over four gallons per hour at maximum output.
    Dad has a 900 gallon propane tank, so I estimate he could run ten days to two weeks if his tank is full, depending on load.
    If one were to manage the use by shutting the generator down at intervals this time could be extended depending on the weather.
    A diesel generator would need less maintenance and would probably give one more KW per gallon, but dealing with refueling the bunker might be more of a hassel than using propane or natural gas.
    I knew a guy (now deceased) that had a compound in Nortern Idaho that had a 50,000 gallon bunker to run the stuff in his compound, so I guess he did not worry much about frequent refills. But, he was one of those guys who used to fly his plane to Switzerland to visit his money, so I guess he could afford it.

    LL, you should put in a bunker for diesel in anticipation of getting that Umog.
    And a diesel generator to backup your propane backup would be good.
    After all, two is one and one is none. ๐Ÿ™‚
    .

    • I’ve thought about a large aux diesel generator with a fuel bunker. Diesel stores better than gasoline. I haven’t jumped on it yet.

  9. Dealing with hurricanes meant portables. I acquired a large open frame portable and a small Honda 2000 portable . Honda is dual fuel , open frame gas only. Open frame will run a small window unit keep the bedroom comfortable and will run the frig and on rotation both freezers. The Honda is great for camping and will cool the bedroom and maintain a frig or freezer on rotation , itโ€™s just more work. Propane easier to store in quantities , and fill the gas cans when the ugly comes. Not on the coast these days but the storm remnant seems to come right over my property every time.

    • Is that a Honda EU2000i? That’s the one I have and when I looked into doing the dual-fuel conversion some years ago, nobody made a kit for dual-fuel. You either kept it fed with gasoline, -OR- converted it to propane. The comapnies making the kits claimed there wasn’t enough room under the plastic covers to have two fuel delivery systems.

  10. Looking at the maps, there is a large swath in LDS country from Northern Europe. The missionaries did a good job. Around Weld County, CO there are many descendents of Germans from Russia. I find they are much different than descendants of Germans from Germany. Now into fourth generations, they still strive to keep their identity.

    My Irish ancestors have been in North America for many generations with little assimilation. Outcasts, militantly anti catholic and anti CoE, they truly represented the stereotype, “The Irish won’t fight for anything, but will fight against everything”.

    • Bunch of Germans from Russia settled in the Lincoln, NE area. One descendant served as a senator for a while. Another started the Runza restaurant chain, which has been fairly successful in the Midwest. I remember seeing one in Denver when I was visiting there about 25 years ago.

    • It was expensive to found a cannon or culverin (or a bell – bell foundries often were turned into canon foundries), and it was expensive to shoot your cannon. Early models required the right sort of stone from the right quarry. Then you needed iron and that wasn’t cheap either. And somebody had to make gunpowder without blowing themselves to pieces – or store same. This is why in early America, the town militias owned cannon and it’s why the British marched to Concord to snatch them. There was nothing wrong with a militia owning its cannon in British North America – until the crown grew uneasy.

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