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KLAX – Lumberjack – Klecker Knives

Posted March 28, 2015 By Landis V

One of these guys would be neat, no doubt about it!

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NetBoy’s Camper Page

Posted September 25, 2014 By Landis V

Some very useful mods for the new camper.

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Bucket List

Posted August 16, 2014 By Landis V

It’s difficult for me to start a specific “bucket list”, as I want to do just about everything that can be done, and see just about everything that can be seen, but I realized this afternoon that I didn’t have a central repository for these kinds of “someday” things.  So I decided to start one.

Places To See/Visit

This is a list of places I’d like to see or visit in my travels, both in the continental US and worldwide.

Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, AZ

Ran across a few pictures of this area while surfing around today.  Beautiful.

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Evaporated Milk From Powdered Milk

Posted April 9, 2013 By Landis V

I keep some powdered milk on hand as a “just in case”.  The other day I was looking at a recipe which called for evaporated milk, which I knew I didn’t have on hand.  I assumed there had to be a way to substitute, so I did a little looking and sure enough there was.  As always everyone seems to have a different recipe, but it looks like a combination of 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 cups water with 1 cup powdered milk and 1 to 2 tbsp of butter or vegetable oil generally does the trick.

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Mapping Icons

Posted March 20, 2012 By Landis V

I maintain a Google map of Nebraska State Parks so I can keep track of locations I have visited and have yet to visit (available here if you are interested.  This evening, I ran across this site, which provides the ability to generate a variety of icons with different background colors.  This is handy, as it allows me to use the same icon for sites I have already visited and those I have yet to visit.  Unfortunately, I think I’m going to need to do some additional work to see all the things I would like to see in the map, and I suspect what I will really need to do is generate several different maps to allow me to sort and view as I would like.

I tried making notes within the individual placemarkers on my map to indicate such things as primitive campsites, lakes, and places  I have visited.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that you can search within a particular user-created map, with or without including a general search.  For example, I have noted my marker/description for my Gallagher Canyon location with “Lake”.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to be indicated in the search results, or if it is, it’s too buried in the overall results to be apparent.

I’ll have to see what I can make work when I get further time, as I think that’s at an end for tonight.  Always a shortage of that commodity.

In any case, I will now be using the following icons in the map to help at least differentiate between unimproved and regular sites, and sites with lakes or ponds where possible.   Hopefully more to come later, and eventually I guess I’ll have to break the lake sites, primitive sites, visited sites, and the like out into their own individual maps.



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