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Old 11-21-2013, 05:36 PM
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:46 AM
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Try this time saver.

Pour your liquor into your coffee. Get your buzz on and your giddy-up in one quick and delicious step! As an added benefit, it's deemed publicly acceptable when coffee is included.

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Old 11-22-2013, 11:32 AM
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I used to have a bunch of things you could do with 35mm film canisters . . . oh well.



My approach, if the pizza has just been in the fridge . . . reheat slowly in a flat pan on the stove, not the microwave. The crust gets crisp, but watch out for burn.
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:16 PM
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If you're making tea from loose leaves, you can use a fork as a tea strainer in a pinch (say if you're in a hotel).
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:36 PM
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If you live in a high humidity area, and your tools rust, drill holes in an old pill bottle, drop in a piece of camphor, close the lid and drop it in the tool box. The camphor vapor leaves a microscopic layer preventing tools from rusting.
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:54 PM
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Try this time saver.

Pour your liquor into your coffee. Get your buzz on and your giddy-up in one quick and delicious step! As an added benefit, it's deemed publicly acceptable when coffee is included.

I do that during the brew process.... JavaPorter... mmmmmm

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If you live in a high humidity area, and your tools rust, drill holes in an old pill bottle, drop in a piece of camphor, close the lid and drop it in the tool box. The camphor vapor leaves a microscopic layer preventing tools from rusting.
This sounds like a valuable tip... but where in the heck can you get camphor these days??
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:01 PM
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I do that during the brew process.... JavaPorter... mmmmmm



This sounds like a valuable tip... but where in the heck can you get camphor these days??
Amazon has them. I also use this same technique in my gun vaults and cabinets.
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:07 PM
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Amazon has them. I also use this same technique in my gun vaults and cabinets.
Is that where you source yours from?
I wasn't terribly comforted by the reviews about them being little pills rather than bars....
In a short bit of research, it would seem as if having a decent supply of this stuff on hand might be a good thing.
Keep the silver that we never use from tarnishing, keep the little critters out of the sheds, bugs away from the house, and even has medical uses...
Now that it's on the radar, I want a block the size of a salt-lick...
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My last purchase was for four boxes of this particular camphor...mainly because I didn't know the size of the tablets. I can now safely state that I'm set for at least the next 5-10 years, and that's after giving two boxes to my brothers.
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:28 PM
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My last purchase was for four boxes of this particular camphor...mainly because I didn't know the size of the tablets. I can now safely state that I'm set for at least the next 5-10 years, and that's after giving two boxes to my brothers.
Thanks, JP... it's in the cart.

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