Malthus’ nightscape is nigh-
Frugal survivalism as if prepping is time sensitive
Sunday, May 24, 2020
guest post-article 1 of 2 today
GUEST POST-article 1 of 2 today
took a while, but I finally finished my lower reciever
completely off grid.
anyone else considering doing it, let me fill you in on my mistakes.
started with 150 watt solar panel system and one 24DC1 deep cycle
battery and a 2000 watt inverter. It probably would have worked
except my connections turned out not to be the best. I found and
corrected the faulty connections and added another battery while I
was waiting for my second end mill bit.
my second one. For those following behind me, let me tell ya, don't
get greedy. 80 Percent says you can do one in twenty minutes. Screw
that, take three days and do it right, those bits are fifty bucks
each. The deeper you go, the shallower the cut you make. They really
don't make that very clear in the instructions, so I am trying to
make it crystal clear here.
thing they say is don't use a cordless drill, but my experience says
if it is 18v or higher, go for it. I used automatic
transmission fluid to make all my cuts and it seemed to work well, I
also don't own a vise so I just set the jig on my porch and held it
with my feet. As long as you make very sure you are in the starter
hole, there isn't any weird jumping around problems, but I did
have to stop and take a break every so often to relieve the cramps.
I do it again knowing what I do now? I honestly don't know, I
definitely would look at the poured kits a little harder to be sure,
but in the end I got to upgrade my power system and got a billet
lower to boot. Altogether I am happy, and since I bought two in
case I screwed the first one up, I may as well go ahead and mill it.
up, my version of a B pod. I have a log version of one, but it stays
so damp I can barely use it, so I need to think the next one
through a little better, probably going with sandbags this time.