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Safety First / Public health Alert, please read and pass a long.
« on: January 26, 2018, 08:13:42 AM »
Working in Healthcare Emergency Management I get a lot of messages, most don't concern me. But I know a lot of you gather the wild things. So I want to pass this on.

With wild mushroom foraging season approaching, some foragers will mistake Amanita phalloides (Death Cap) for edible mushrooms with potentially life-threatening results. There were fourteen cases of amanitin poisoning in California in the winter of 2016 and 2017, with three patients needing liver transplants. In addition to accidental ingestion, there is concern regarding the intentional use of amatoxins as chemical war agents.
To address these concerns, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently working with the Laboratory Response Network-Chemical (LRN-C) laboratory at California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to develop a new analytical method for detecting amanitins in urine that could be used for future clinical diagnoses. California physicians are urged to contact the CDPH Duty Officer at 916.328.3605 or CDPHDutyOfficer@CDPH.ca.gov to arrange sending urine specimens from potential poisoning cases to the LRN-C lab. Please note: urine samples must be collected and frozen within seventy-two hours post-exposure to be useful for this research project.

The full news release regarding wild mushrooms is attached, and is available at the link below.
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/NR18-007.aspx

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General Talk / My Sister dodged a tank round
« on: September 16, 2017, 01:40:30 PM »
My Sister and brother in law are not rich people by since of the imagination. He is Firefighter and she a school teacher back in Rhode Island. As many snow belters are won't to do, they bought a a beat up old single wide when visiting some friends in Florida a few years back in a semi retirement neighbor hood in Englewood, Fl.  They spent every chance they got driving down there and fixing the place up replacing just about everything in the place as it had not been occupied for years and was in a  sorry state.

Every school break they were rebuilding it.  Well this year they finished it.  They were down there in August for a couple of weeks and really got a chance to enjoy it... then came Irma. Bitch wasn't invited, caused a lot of stress.  Predictions for Naples, FL area was storm surge of 10-15 feet. Englewood is in the greater Naples area, their place was on a channel. her home if was one foot above sea level would of been a stretch. 

Since the Thursday before Irma showed up we had been in contact with her.  She had been resolved that the place was going to be destroyed. I had even started sending her FEMA applications to get the process started (FYI, there aren't any insurance companies that will offer policies in that area).  We felt for her in so many ways. This was a dream for them, and it had finally come true, now it was going to be a nightmare.

Irma did a lot of weird things, but that last minute turn inward, spared my sister's place and those around her. The channel never breached the banks, and aside for a few roofing panels, her place was spared.

You have heard of the term "dodge a bullet, well I coined that one dodging a tank round!"

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For Sale / CVA Bobcat .50 Blackpowder Kit with extras
« on: September 16, 2017, 12:59:44 PM »
I bought this a while ago, and shot in while. CVA Bobcat .50 muzzleloading "Bob Cat," breaks down to roughly 20 inches in length. Rate of twist is 1:48.

With just about everything but a Hunting Licensce.


 The powder is 1 LB of Hodgdon Pyrodex RS, The #11 Percussion caps are: Winchester BP Magnums, Remington X2619 (hotter Caps) and German RWS 1081's.

Roughly 40 bullets.

Cap holder, Bullet butter, CVA cleaning solvent, patches (both dry and pre lubed),  and everything you see in the pics.

As this has powder and caps, I won't send this through the mail or the guys in brown or fed ex as the hazmat fee is a killer.  That said I work in Palo Alto and live in San Mateo, NCKA Express  is an option.

$100, considering the powder and caps would run you an easy $50, this is a fair price.  Great for new person or kid to learn with. Recoil is very mild.

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For Sale / Bullet making supplies
« on: September 16, 2017, 12:09:20 PM »
Back story: I haven't posted much of anything as of late. GF's dad past away in march and we had been visiting him in Assisted living,and taking care of things.  He passed away in March very peacefully.  Well we finally got to take some long overdue vacations. We took one back east to Rhode Island to see my family, and then we went to Tahoe. Came back from Tahoe to get a letter from my landlord telling us we couldn't store the kayaks in the back yard. The general feeling the rest of the tenets in the 4 plex is, they are in their 90's the market is hot, and they may be selling.  Not just only the kayak's need to go but other things BBQ grill, gardening table, just really not being nice. At the same time we are trying to get her dad's place ready for sale, as neither her brother nor GF want the place, so storing there is not an option. So I looked at storage, at $350 a month for a place big enough to hold her 17 foot touring Kayak not an option. So we slowly looking for another place. But as you know nothing in the Peninsula is affordable.  Being a government employee in this area is kind of heartbreaking, as we watch the mass exodus of nurses and doctors leave, so do other employees. I can't say I blame them...

So it is time to clean up stuff and get some of the things I have accumulated and never used.

First item is combination of Lee, RCBS, and other Bullet making supplies. Various molds, handles, cast iron pot, ladles. I know I spent much more than what I am asking, but it is more than a fair price as everything here is new never used.  Asking $100

Delivery, I am working 5-65 days a week 10 hours a day or longer. So you can use NCKA delivery, or meet in Palo Alto or San Mateo, as I rarely have time for much else.

35
For Sale / Excess Reloading stuff
« on: December 12, 2016, 11:50:10 AM »
Trying to thin out some excess stuff. My preference is to sell this in one lot and be done with it.

There is a lot of stuff here:
Lee .223 three die set
Lee .243 three die set
RCBS 45-70 three die set
Lee Loader in .303 Brit kit
Lee Hand Loader
Lee .50 AE pistol three die set
Hornady 45/70-458 Expander die
Lee Taper CRIMP DIE 45 acp/45 Win Mag/45 Auto Rim
2 ea Lee Factory Crimp Die 7.62 x 54R
2 ea Lee factory Crimp dies in .243
.311 , .457(times 2), Lead lubeing kits with tubes of alox.

$125 obo, there is a lot of stuff here at a great price, with little to no use. We can use NCKA express or I can mail it for what ever it costs to mail it.

PM if interested Typically a set of Dies is around 30-40 dollars, depending on the size, RCBS more than that. The individual dies are around $12 each. With X-mas mail don't expect for a few days.





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Craftsmen's Corner / need a welder who can handle this...
« on: July 10, 2016, 02:17:46 PM »



One of the most useful DIY angle grinder/chop saw/grinder tables?  Any of you guys with welding expierence want to tackle it?  I know I could sure use one!  PM if interested, I would buy the materials for two, you keep one, and I the other.  My welding skills, are rather lack luster.

37
General Talk / Old soldiers never die they just fade away
« on: June 12, 2016, 05:28:47 PM »
Yesterday was my last day with the National Guard. This month 34 years ago I was sworn in, now I fulfill a promise to Jan I made years ago, "After I make my "3" I will retire.  Through several medical evaluation boards I finally got to go to the school I needed to attend, several more medical boards after I got back and now almost 8 years after moving to California am I keeping that promise.

 So now I go back to my normal job at the VA, hope to run into a few people I know from here, and or neighbors of mine.  I look forward to that extra weekend a month and those two weeks every summer that I give up.  I have done my time, and I hope my leaving is an opening for a younger soldier to move up.  I will miss the camaraderie, having coffee with "Sarge,"  some of the people as well. But I won't miss the hurry up and wait of the military, nor the dumb ideas that come down to frack up the whole weekend. Those weekends can be in the pursuit of hobbies I enjoy, spending some time on the water, camping side of a stream, or riding up and down Highway 1. Either way I feel I have earned it.

So with heavy heart I washed and put the uniform away for the last time. dusted off the old boots, and put my cover away. These are things that I will miss, the tradition, the honor, and the friends. To those who have served, you know what I am talking about.  No better friends will you ever have as those who have stood side of you in peace and war.

Kevin Storm
Chief Warrant Officer 3 (R)
 

38
General Talk / HAM Cram Class
« on: May 07, 2016, 12:44:49 PM »
For those of you who have had an interest in getting a HAM Radio License, the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital will be putting on a HAM Cram Class on June 4th. What is a HAM Cram class you may ask? HAM Cram is sitting down for the day and learning what is needed to know to pass the Test to get your license.  This class does not teach you every thing you need to know about operating a radio, only what you need to know to pass the test.  I am hosting the class (not teaching it, we have a professional for that), so why am I doing this?  As I have a three division hospital system, I need volunteers who want to use the radios systems we have, and we are always looking for volunteers. Our hospitals are Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Livermore Veterans hospitals respectively. The class is only at Palo Alto as it is harder for me to get the minimum numbers for a class and have a group of volunteers.  PM me if interested.

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So I bought these and then realized I had a set of Lee in .223 as well. Don't need them, selling them with a Lee Factory Crimp Die. Value on this is around $50 if you had to buy them individually, Asking $35, or best offer, and will try to send them through the NCKA express. If needed quicker, you pay postage. These are new, never been screwed into a press.  It was one of those "oh frak," moments, my mistake your gain. First one to PM

40
General Talk / We don't want to take your guns...read H.R. 4269
« on: December 31, 2015, 08:46:56 AM »
Folks this was moved forward in the Congress, every Democrat signed it.  Most likely it won't pass, but this could all change after November next year. The name of this new proposed piece of legislation:

"The Assault Weapons Ban Bill,"  don't think this won't be a tool used in during the elections.  Please read it, and see what firearms, and magazines you will no longer be able to purchase.

https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr4269/BILLS-114hr4269ih.pdf

Thomas Jefferson said it best:  "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."

41
General Talk / Public Apology to Ravensblack
« on: October 19, 2015, 09:52:49 AM »
I recently sold some items to Craig, and I dropped them off at his home.  One of the items, an old vise, that had been sitting a milk crate for more years than I care to remember, apparently had a crack that had been welded by the previous owner. I missed that the day I painted the thing years ago. Craig I am truly sorry, and I have responded to you.  I owe you a huge apology, and I don't my reputation with you or anyone else in the club to be damaged by this.  I screwed up, and I own my mistakes. 

42
General Talk / New England Relief Fund...something to lighten the mood
« on: October 07, 2015, 12:15:02 PM »
I saw this today, and it made me laugh, so in the sprit of lightening the mood:  I bring you the New England Support Fund:



43
General Talk / Football, your best team video 2015 version
« on: September 10, 2015, 10:08:57 AM »
Local Redwood City Native  and New England Patriots Slot receiver Julian Edelman made this video, and damn I like it.  Lets see what the rest of you got from your teams!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS_9PcJ18Ns&feature=youtu.be

44
General Talk / Lost a little sweetheart this morning, with pic now
« on: September 08, 2015, 09:31:35 AM »
Jan and I have  routine for putting our two parakeets to bed. They get carried or fly to the cage, get some snacks, a drink of water, and get tucked in, it gives us chance to check up on them.  They are bonded pair. Azure & Miss Uma Boshi, Miss Uma Boshi had been diagnosed with liver disease, and there wasn't a lot we could do for her, other than give her "a lot of greens"  which we did.  She was a happy, bossy little thing. She flew around all day, and last night she was sluggish and puffed out, not good signs for a little keet.  We were planning for another vet trip, when we got up she was in really bad shape. Jan got the transport/hospital cage, as we were planning to take her tot he nearest vet as soon as possible, we didn't think we had much time for her. Shortly after being placed in the cage she passed.  She had a good life, and now "Zure" is widower again. This is going to make his "E Parakeet.com" profile a lot tougher.

We know what will happen in the near future, he will go into a state of depression that makes humans seem mild in comparison. We are already talking about finding another keet for him, and had planned on extending our flock to four birds, as parakeets are really social birds.


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General Talk / Fish Hunter's Avatar...again
« on: August 31, 2015, 11:11:45 AM »
My eyes, my eyes, just when I thought it was safe to look at your avatar that images comes back.... :smt009 :smt009 :smt009 :smt010 :smt010

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