50 uses for that Mylar sheet you carry around

50 uses for an Emergency Blanket you carry around in your emergency stuff-sack… http://seattlebackpackersmagazine.com/50-uses-for-an-emergency-blanket/ A clever little article found on Seattle Backpacker Magazine’s site. 22. Improvised survival lingerie – be creative. 23. Use with a rubber band to improvise a condom. … I’m going to have to field test #22 with my wife next time I…

Barometric pressure

I was reading an elektor article and ran across the “BaroStick” Article. ( http://www.elektor.com/magazines/2013/may/barostick.2457910.lynkx ) — I have a Raspberry Pi on my birthday wishlist which I’m fairly certain I provided adequate hinting that it was the “to buy” present. It was the CanaKit that comes with all the typical goodies. I’ve been a long…

US Forest Service Website Down.. maybe they ran out of money?

The Us Forest Service website was down this morning. Perhaps a bill went unpaid, or someone accidentally deleted index.html? I guess we’ll see if they come out with an explaination or not. For now it looks like I’m SOL on road conditions in the Northern Cascades unless I want to drive up and talk to…

3 Axis CNC Controller TB6560

So I bought this controller on eBay a few weeks ago. I honestly haven’t done anything with it as I’ve been a little focused on the mechanicals. It seems a little in the cheesy side as the labeling an keypad aren’t complete secure. I’ll provide an update once I power it up. I put the…

Good Riddance GoDaddy!

I’ve been so upset over GoDaddy’s horrible support. I moved my account to a company called “A Small Orange”.. what an amazing difference. I moved all my domains… armageddonacres.com, iradan.com, iloveyoumelissa.com, douviercards.com (Melissa’s), and others… I was experiencing 10 second load times, if it loaded. Having to attempt logons multiple times, page timeouts.. you name…

Lake Serene Attempt

Well conditions weren’t great this hike. We crossed one snow field that was “iffy” at best and got halted where three other hikers on there way got stopped. This avalanche waiting to happen wasn’t going to get blazed without roping up and we didn’t bring that gear with us. 19,500 ft of elevation gain so…

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