A while back I blogged a bit about our reason for picking a light SUV for a homestead car. We chose not one but two Toyota RAV4 suv’s. One of the reasons I decided on a 2012 Rav that is identical to the one we’ve had in the family for four years was that the original Rav has been absolutely bullet-proof. No problems whatsoever, Ive changed oil religiously, swapped the battery and changed the brake pads (and one caliper).
We bought Rav1 as a Toyota Certified used car with 34k miles and are now at 87K+ and it still runs and drives like new! We are just approaching the need to replace the FACTORY tires!.
Then there is RAV2, my Rav, it’s been shall we say, interesting. I traded off my sporty hatchback (that was killing my back) on Rav2 which even though being 5 years old had only 24k miles on the odometer. I’ve driven Rav2 for twenty thousand miles in the past 8 months, and I’ve nearly traded it off a dozen times.
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I tried this shit and trust me, if my ass had fallen face first into a mud puddle I would have had to try to use one of my three fire starting methods to light my shitty chap-stick and signal for help before not only my two phones were water-logged , or I in fact drowned because all the “survival” shit I was carrying made it impossible to get up! Continue reading →
Hunting, trapping and fishing can legally fill a good portion your families protein needs every year, and watching Craigslist can net all sorts of free materials that can be used around the homestead for projects. Continue reading →
I did a ton of research, and found the best two used options for our situation were Subaru and Toyota. Continue reading →
Following along with our previous post with some tips and tricks for using google drive. I was thinking that it would be a good idea to have a little tutorial on how to create a folder structure and then create the files in Google Drive. This post is going with the assumption that you have […] Continue reading →
In a previous post we talked about the LibreOffice the Open Source alternative to Microsoft Office. In this post we are going to talk about Google Drive and some tips and tricks to using Google docs in association with Google Drive. Google drive has been split into two offerings. There is the free version which […] Continue reading →
Many people have a need to create or edit images but can’t afford the cost of the Adobe suit of products for creating and editing images. Fortunately there are alternatives out there. If you are looking for a program that is a free alternative to Photoshop that can be used to edit photos and create graphics […] Continue reading →
In a fraction of the time it would take to radio town and find someone with a manual, you open your laptop, connect to the packet radio BBS hosted on the laptop and download the manual directly to your laptop.
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LibreOffice Writer If you do not already have LibreOffice installed take a look at our post about how to install LiberOffice Now that you have LibreOffice installed you are ready to make the jump from the dominant Office Suite to one that gives you more control and makes you feel good about using your software […] Continue reading →
I immediately set about to make the necessary modifications to the Mossberg, that allow it to work even better for our needs. Continue reading →