As of December 2016, as reported by the Associated Press, the Campi Flegrei volcano, near the Italian city of Naples, is building up for an eruption. But this is not a volcano like a Mount St. Helens, but a possible cataclysmic caldera-forming eruption. An eruption so devastating that in its past, caused mass extinctions around the world with its “nuclear” like winters.
Reverse engineering a mint condition 1920’s 2 person crosscut falling and bucking saw keeping to the original specifications of the logging industry primary tool of the century. A two gauge saw featuring the original Crescent Ground tapering that eliminated setting the cutting teeth and binding in the kerf. Hard yet ductile “Silver Steel alloy,” BS-1407, hardened and tempered for life long durability and resists rusting.
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Our guest writer Richard Thornton, (https://peopleofonefire.com). Richard is a true survivalist, knowing his Creek heritage, he has the intuition and experience to live off the land without any supply grid. Richard is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. Thornton is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.
If we run to the internet thinking there are new, “authentic” 1 or 2 person crosscut saws on the market, well don’t waste your money! The original antique saws are the only real deal on the market today, see Figure (1). A “new” crosscut saw that forms to the specifications of a real logging saws of the past, can run us well over $1000 as a “custom” design but they will not fit the form of the authentic saws. The grinders, the workmanship, or the tools used 75+ years ago no longer exist. But, if we spot a new 2 person cross cut saw for around $600 on the internet today, then this is more of a wall saw for display then an actual saw that could buck a 3 foot DA log. Ok then, is there any way to own a new authentic logging buck crosscut saw on the market today? Here is what we need to look for if one does exist for a pre-order.
When dismantling any battery, there is a level of toxicity and exposure to acid. NEVER open up a battery and remove the electrolyte. There are many types of flooded batteries that use toxic metals. SurvivorDuty will only demonstrate the less harmful simple flooded lead acid and nickel iron batteries. This website is dedicated to inform the reader concerning reconditioning in a time of crises but the reader should NEVER attempt what is demonstrated here for batteries are cheap and available to replace as new then to dismantle an aged battery that will offer no benefit.