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Best Lit’l Bugzapper in Texas…

Posted in SOMEDAY YOU'RE GOING TO NEED THIS... on September 12, 2010 by Connor
This review is from: Flowtron BK-15D Electronic Insect Killer, 1/2-Acre Coverage (Lawn & Patio)

The Very Serious Flowtron BK-15D

We had a yellow jacket nest under our porch and tried several things to get rid of them. Didn’t want to spray them as they could possibly get very angry and find a way into our house (old 1800’s). Borrowed a “Stinger” bug zapper to set it in front of the entrance hole. Waste of time! Zapper was made so that the bees would have to land on the zapper, crawl thru the tiny openings, fly over to the first screen wire electrode, land on it, crawl thru the screen, then crawl over to the second screen wire electrode which looked to be about 3/8″ away, and make sure they were touching both screens before getting zapped. All it accomplished was to get them mad! Continue reading

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The Nikon P6K (P6000) Camera…

Posted in SOMEDAY YOU'RE GOING TO NEED THIS... on August 29, 2010 by Connor

Nikon P6000

I remember when I first saw a photo ad of the Nikon P6K. I thought I was looking at a DSLR camera at first, until I realized it was a small bridge camera. (The word “bridge” is used to describe a camera between a consumer point and shoot (P&S) and a professional digital single lens reflex (DSLR). I had been looking for a good high-end compact camera for some time and could not find what I thought would be an ideal camera.   The P6K  had all the bells and whistles I was looking for plus a few I could do without. I searched for reviews on the camera and they were not very promising.  But this camera was a looker! OK, I know that you shouldn’t buy things just because they look like they may have been designed really well, but …  well…  this camera  was a reeaaal good looker. Continue reading

The Pocket Knife…

Posted in SOMEDAY YOU'RE GOING TO NEED THIS... on May 13, 2010 by Connor

If I had to pick  only one tool to have for the rest of my life, it would be a good pocket knife.

I gave both of my sons a  pocket knife when they were about 10 years old. I showed them how to sharpen it and explained what it was and what it wasn’t.  It’s a knife. That means it was made to cut things. It is not a screwdriver or pry bar.  It is not a weapon, but like many common things, it could serve as one if things got desperate.  A trash can lid is not a weapon, until you decide to use it as such.  Neither is a pen, but you could use it as such if you had a mind to.  A pocket knife is a tool, and just like most tools, you can hurt yourself or someone else with it if you are careless.  I have hurt myself many times with tools, but I didn’t try to have them classified as illegal.   You have to have and use some common sense with everything, whether it’s your credit card, the auto you drive, your sex life or what ever, and knives are no exception. Continue reading

When the lights go out!

Posted in SOMEDAY YOU'RE GOING TO NEED THIS... on May 2, 2010 by Connor

When I first became interested in providing my family and house/cars with flashlights, I got caught up in the CR123 battery type hype and purchased several good ones. I found out that: You don’t just drop down to the local gas station and get batteries for them.

CR123 Battery On The Left. AA Battery On The Right.

You don’t just steal one of these from your tv remote or something else. You will pay a high price for them if and when you buy them. You can buy them on the ‘net much cheaper, but still 2-3 times what a good AA or AAA battery would cost you at Lowes. They’re bright and most of them stay bright for the duration of the cell… and then they go dead! Very dead! Very quickly! …and you’re left in the dark with a flashlight that’s about as useful as rubbing two sticks together. Continue reading