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weaver hillbille

Member Since 05 Feb 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 24 2014 03:36 AM

#247159 out of curiosity

Posted by weaver hillbille on 23 November 2014 - 07:29 AM

:brows:  Eyeballs are bleeding all over the interweb, Mel.  Too much information.

#247144 out of curiosity

Posted by weaver hillbille on 22 November 2014 - 03:30 PM

  Many times the location of the vent is unknown.  Basalt can just flow out of the surface of the ground and flood over many square miles.   Or the rock can be transported  hundreds if not thousands of miles away from any noticeable vent.

and is it common for basalt where there were no volcanos 

#247033 Do you still say these arent meteorites?

Posted by weaver hillbille on 18 November 2014 - 04:42 PM

My wifes SM33 (Sutter's Mill)





#246955 Computer Dummy here

Posted by weaver hillbille on 16 November 2014 - 09:12 AM

 Right clicking  your mouse ,selecting copy from the scroll-down menu ,should imprint your computer brain so it can paste that copy anywhere... 

#246904 Mexican Gray Wolf in AZ?

Posted by weaver hillbille on 14 November 2014 - 10:20 PM

 Seen fox, coyote, deer, javelina, 'coon, possum, gopher, squirrel and bear, but no wolf, yet.


Supposed to be some wild pigs rooting around 12 mi NNW of :arrowheadsmiley:(guess where) though.






solution below

:cowboypistol:  :Diggin_a_hole:  :nocomment: 

#246541 why are these rocks

Posted by weaver hillbille on 06 November 2014 - 12:57 PM

 I believe this is the DEvil's POstpile(top). He "tiled" it


#246506 why are these rocks

Posted by weaver hillbille on 05 November 2014 - 07:48 PM

If man made them shouldn't there be small initials in a corner,tool marks or something?

 Maybe even a trademark symbol.


 THere's no sense of scale in the pics, Mel.  Next time- how about a ruler or a beer?

#246207 Do you still say these arent meteorites?

Posted by weaver hillbille on 01 November 2014 - 03:48 AM

  I disagree, Melanie. It will hurt to lie.


I don't think this is called "we'll kiss your behind " meteorite forum :4chsmu1:

  Or  'there are no meteor-wrong's only meteor-Rights" forum.


 It's more like the, "put on your big kid pants meteorite"(forum) :idunno:


    It wont hurt anybody to say  "well they may be real"

    Or tell other people in the future, who are asking," if they have a meteorite",

 That you.. cant be sure from a photo .Or maybe just don't say anything negative

   because you really cant say for sure from a photo

#245163 Gold Is Taking Another Dump

Posted by weaver hillbille on 09 October 2014 - 08:04 AM

good vodka, rice and beans :old:  would be on my prepper list.  That and commonly used ammo.

don't forget the O2 absorbers in the mason jars or mylar bags with  the seeds(all in used bakery buckets.)


 AS for nutrient density/volume, SPAM can't be beat :arrowheadsmiley:   


Of course, the dehydrated/condensed version of SPAM would be a cartridge large enough to take down a wild boar or other game.


Posted by weaver hillbille on 30 September 2014 - 06:17 AM


#244769 meteorite? found in Peruvian desert

Posted by weaver hillbille on 30 September 2014 - 05:48 AM

manganese nodule


#244351 Maybe I could out Run this bear?

Posted by weaver hillbille on 19 September 2014 - 09:53 PM

 HOw about  a 2200 pound Grizz? I didn't realize this critter is right up the road.




#244285 Cactus jelly

Posted by weaver hillbille on 18 September 2014 - 08:33 PM

  Do you do the spoon drop test?


I can't tell you how many times I've done this test only to have the jelly go back to running off the spoon instead of the drop sticking to it and hanging.


I usually keep doing the test for anywhere  from 5-10 minutes after I get the first good "hanger"- even putting a spoon of jelly in the freezer for a few to really tell if it'll  really jell.



#244284 Cactus jelly

Posted by weaver hillbille on 18 September 2014 - 08:28 PM

The ratio of sugar and pectin to 5 gallonbucket of cactus apples is?


Don't sweat the syrup you made as you admit  to not enough pectin or you didn't draw out enough water( also an important variable-besides not going much over 218F .  


  Past that point, I have found, the jelly starts to get sticky, gummy and carmelized. 


 After a few failures ,I read up on pectin and found that the sugar /pectin ratio is key and of course is also tied to the sweetness of the fruit,,


,,,,,,,,,as well as the acidity of the mix( notice some jelly recipes call  out a bit of lemon juice?),,,,


,,,,,,,as well as the amount of water evaporated off. Mess up a variable, and your jelly  can get smoked, turned into taffy,,not jell at all or some other unjelly substance.


SO there's alot of variables in play and all  related.  Low and slow with a good  candy thermometer helps me.


 how much juice did you end up with before adding sugar and pectin and in what quantities? 


 Wanna trade for homegrown pomegranate jelly?  

 Had trees since I was a kid so I acquired the taste and recipe long ago . Parents had trees. And  Dad made jelly.  

#244055 San Diego Drywashing

Posted by weaver hillbille on 15 September 2014 - 12:11 PM

 Nice  gold- it paid for the beer or gas,,,, so close to my back yard.  Makes me think about the large buried granodiorite boulder in my backyard-right in the path of an old stream channel heading down the hill( now blurred by subdivision).


 Depending on where you were in RAmona ,it could be as you say an ancient river bed  or just the conglomerate rock that's thrown all over  SAn DIego county.  It's so widespread( down intoMexico, too)  I think it's  an indicator for the violence of the  impact  in the Yucatan 66 million years ago.