Microshaving or Rock Capping is a technique used for splitting rock by discharging one of more .22 caliber nail gun cartridges (or blanks) within a drilled hole. It is a useful method for splitting boulders into a manageable size, and may also be used, albeit less effectively, to trim bedrock.
I learned about the technique from attending a briefing on the capabilities of a local cave rescue organization. They use this to enlarge passages in order to remove hurt spelunkers, but microshaving is called rock capping in the united kingdom and is used their to widen passages while cave exploring.
This is an inherently dangerous activity as detonating blank cartridges inside a rock is unpredictable, and I do not recommend anyone actually use this technique. However, in the event of some unforeseen future cataclysm, a thoughtful prepper may find a use for this that outweighs the danger to life or limb. (more…)
I once did a guest post for Prepography about prepper related things I learned while working in a prison. Today’s post is another tip I learned from a felon.
While digging through the Martha Stewart website doing research for an entrepreneur class I was taking I saw her give a tip to use beads of latex calk every 6 inches or so along the edges of a run to make it non-slip.
Since my wife loves rugs, and I hate them bunching up and slipping, but hate to buy those expensive no-slip mat. This works well, never think you cannot learn something from convicts… (more…)
One of the things I like best about running this website is all the cool people I get to talk to and learn from. The other day I was talking with YouTube personality Katzcradul and she informed me about Paul Gautschi and his wonderful film Back to Eden. I won’t go into detail here (except to say you really ought to watch the film), but I did learn about the importance of mulch, and decided to follow his method this year. (more…)