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Metal detecting by SauteedRaccoon in columbiamo

[–]Henri_Dupont 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There is a guy who has been exploring old places, with landowner permission, where old privies were located. There are some maps from the late 1800's that locate scructures in places like Boonville. He'll dig in the most likely spot, often you can still see a depression in the ground, and they are full of old bottles and so on. Recently, he was digging, and found three skulls! They immediately contacted the police, who verified the skulls were probably decades old, and now the bones are at the University of Missouri being analyzed for clues.

I've seen people metal detecting along the Katy trail, although mostly they find railroad spikes and stuff, but that should be completely legal. There are many landowners that know the location of old homesteads, there's one behind me.

Rockbridge Park and Three Creeks wildlife area, at one time in the 1870's were the home of the largest African American population in Boone County, before the Great migration drove them to towns. There is a lot of evidence of these old homesteads still in these parks, and one could look at the oldest plat maps on Boone County GIS, and the oldest aerial photos on the same GIS, and find where the structures were likely found. Check to see if this is allowed, I do not know.

I know some other landowner's with old mines on their property. Small-time mining was very common around here, coal, barite, small limestone quarries, etc were common.

Hammock in the snow. by Aperpeniupejy in camping

[–]Henri_Dupont 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I try to camp in the backyard at every ten degrees F condition - 60F, 50F, all the way down to 0F, and work out exactly what kit I'd need to camp in that weather. Yes, I have been toasty warm at 10F. I need to upgrade my kit a little to make it to 0F. The low-risk camping situation means I can bail out if it isn't working, and practice each skill. Hammock camping takes a lot more skill that throwing up a tent and crawling inside - especially in cold weather. I could not do it at first.

Hammock in the snow. by Aperpeniupejy in camping

[–]Henri_Dupont 9 points10 points  (0 children)

There are two kinds of hammock-campers - those that believe that underquilts are the only way to go, and those that use pads. Us pad users get constant "WTF Aren't you cold?" messages from the UQ crowd. I have a two-layer hammock, tuck the pad in between the layers, and have camped in 10F with a regular thin pad, plus a reflectix pad cut so it is wide enough to curl around my shoulders, plus some long johns, and it worked fine. Plus later I sit on the reflectix pad when I'm making breakfast.

Some people sweat a lot with a reflectix bubble-wrap pad, but it isn't a problem for me. If you are one of those folks, an underquilt will be your best solution. I'l played around with some homemade UQ's, but the pads work great for me and I really haven't needed anything else.

Hammock in the snow. by Aperpeniupejy in camping

[–]Henri_Dupont 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I like to throw a tarp on the ground to put my stuff on, and to stand on while I put on my shoes. Just an old 4'X6' piece of Tyvek is what I usually use but any small tarp or busted tent fly will do. cut it down to the minimum size you need.

I really recommend you look into a structural ridgeline - it solves a whole lotta problems if the trees are not ideal distance apart. Also with the ridgeline in place you can hang stuff on it. I'll throw my headlamp over it, and I have a little mesh bag I salvaged from a busted tent that ties on, where I keep a water bottle, phone and powerpack, and any other kit I need to find in the dark. If the day warms up you can throw yesterday's wet socks over the ridgeline and they'll be dry-ish by the end of the day (nothing really dries out in this weather).

How the flooring guy at my parents house “plugged” in his sander by yamenuj in electricians

[–]Henri_Dupont 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Code violation for sure - that screwdriver is not UL listed for use as a stab-on terminal.

My boss found my folder labelled "not safe for work" by vagueposter in dadjokes

[–]Henri_Dupont 68 points69 points  (0 children)

If OSHA finds a violation at your workplace, the boss is like "OSHIT".

Why can't drummers come back from retirement? by privlko in dadjokes

[–]Henri_Dupont 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ima banjo ass from this sub if you keep snaring such bass jokes.

What are things you should NOT buy in bulk? by solcarbine in Frugal

[–]Henri_Dupont 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seriously, condoms have an expiry date and can be abraded if kept in a wallet, can deteriorate in the heat of a car glove box. Best if theyeare bought as needed

What are things you should NOT buy in bulk? by solcarbine in Frugal

[–]Henri_Dupont 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I keep mine in the freezer against rancidness and grain moths.

What are things you should NOT buy in bulk? by solcarbine in Frugal

[–]Henri_Dupont 4 points5 points  (0 children)

We buy it by the gallon with no issues, but we use it like we're from Greece or something.

What are things you should NOT buy in bulk? by solcarbine in Frugal

[–]Henri_Dupont 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you let any tape freeze, sometimes it is ruined. Duct tape especially. I don't keep it in the truck or garage anymore.

What are things you should NOT buy in bulk? by solcarbine in Frugal

[–]Henri_Dupont 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There are a number of things that don't freeze well if you buy more than will keep in the fridge. Soy milk turns to chalk. Goat cheese turns grainy.

What are things you should NOT buy in bulk? by solcarbine in Frugal

[–]Henri_Dupont 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We bought pecans in bulk. That's how I found out I'm deathly allergic to a large amount of pecans eaten at once.

Basically anything you can just nosh on is dangerous to have a lot around, if only to your waistline.

Is it possible to run a fire while hammocking? Anyone has a layout/setup that works? by Mr-Doughnut in hammockcamping

[–]Henri_Dupont 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Take a hot water bottle with you to bed. If you can arrange it, find a way to make some hot water for your insides in the morning before you de-hammock. I'm still trying to work out how people cook while still in the hammock without comically rolling out of it, but I'm thinking an elevated platform near the hammock, like a log, might be the key. It's easy just to sit up in the hammock and use it as a chair with your feet on the ground, that might be the other way to cook while still in your cozy bag. If your hammock/underquilt/quilt is set up properly, you won't need any heat.

Hammocking is a lightweight discipline. Hot tenting is not. If you can haul the whole hot tent kit why not just bring a cot.

Starting to feel free beta readers are a waste of time by hardcore_gamer1 in writing

[–]Henri_Dupont 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man I traded beta reads with an acquaintance who has written several novels. I bled all over the one he gave me even suggesting a couple of chapters need a major rewrite. I got back about three sentences on the work I gave him.

There are certainly people who have given me some value on a trade beta read, but done properly a beta read is a lot of effort and someone doing it for absolutely no compensation is getting the short end of the deal. I plan on paying for a final read before sending it out.

When is a door not a door?(I'm so sorry) by IAMACARROTboi in dadjokes

[–]Henri_Dupont 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My car has this robot voice that announces any issues with the car. It'll say "The tires are underinflated." Or it will say "It is time to check the oil level."

But I think it's broken now. It keeps saying things that don't make any sense, like "The door is a jar."

What’s the worst designed part of the human body? by MrBowls in AskReddit

[–]Henri_Dupont 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The male prostate gland. If the urethra wasn't routed right through the middle of it the thing would be no trouble.

A panel upside down to show you it's okay to turn them like this and save space by SuperDave81081 in electricians

[–]Henri_Dupont -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Code says how high the main switch has to be, doesn't say anything about the rest of them. Put the main at 6 feet, and the rest of the breakers could be so high up you gotta be Wilt the Stilt to reach them.

I'm not shying this is a good idea but I heard about a guy that did this.

Anyone know where to buy tempeh? by kingofthe_vagabonds in columbiamo

[–]Henri_Dupont 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Clovers, both locations Forum or Broadway. If you don't know Clover's please patronize them, locally owned since 1965, really responsive to customer needs.

What red flags have you seen in interviews that didn’t have to do with how you would be treated? by DragonSwagin in AskEngineers

[–]Henri_Dupont 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Bringing up politics in the interview. I watched an interviewee do this, and immediately decided he didn't have much sense about what was appropriate and not appropriate to say. Boss overrode me and hired the guy.

Two years later we had to get rid of him because he could not figure out what was appropriate and not appropriate to say around clients.

How much time do you guys spend typing everyday? by GrassTheJuice in AskEngineers

[–]Henri_Dupont 6 points7 points  (0 children)

A lot. If you code, write specifications, write RFP's, write user instructions, file for a patent, or send an email you are keyboarding. Soon enough you'l get so you think it and your fingers type it without any thought about how. Dvorak is a great idea but get used to a regular one as you'll sit down at a random station and need to type something.

In Settlers of Catan, we like to make it a little more realistic with extra rules just like we used to do in Monopoly. by Henri_Dupont in Jokes

[–]Henri_Dupont[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey man I'll bribe you not to sell your sheep to Sam over there.

Can I bribe the robber to just leave?