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Monthly archives: February, 2019

Sunset in the Northern Germany Refuge

(No text. Just beauty.)


Spam Protection

My Spam Filter (Akismet for WordPress) protected me from 310 spam comments today. I know that’s not sooo much (and yes, I do feel lucky!) but anyway, I’m glad someone did the filtering work for me.


Cellphone Holder

Another simple little project for the northern germany refuge. I used a wooden cigarillo box to make a cellphone holder for charging overnight. Unfortunately the white paint that I had still standing around was too thick to make a smooth surface while drying, so I had to sand it off a little and give it a layer of white spray paint. Unfortunately it didn’t turn out very pretty, but I think it’ll do its job.


Gattina

The occasional photo of the lady of the house… 🙂


Preparing dried legumes

Although legumes (e.g. beans, peas or lentils in all their varieties, forms and shapes) are available ready-to-use and cheap in any given supermarket, many people don’t know how to prepare them from their dried state. Yet, for an old freaky prepper like me 🙂 they are very useful: Their shelf life is a felt eternity, they’re nutritious and, well, occasionally they taste really good.


100 Deadly Skills…

This Imgur post by User UndercoverTardis looks a little old-fashioned but it’s defintely interesting, fun and surely worth the read:


Pallet Couch

Everyone seems to repurpose old pallets, and I wanted to try that too. I couldn’t find a suitable couch for the location I wanted one for, I wanted it to be a cozy man-corner but also suitable for one person to spend a night on it. So I finally got hold of 2 well preserved pallets from a local transporting company and turned them into a couch. I’m still missing the cushions and a matress, but the basic work is done so far.


Review: “Leatherman Skeletool KB” Pocket Knife

I got this as a christmas present and I had the opportunity/obligation to test it really thoroughly over the last 3-4 days.

I really recommend this pocket knife to everyone! It is sturdy enough, sharp as hell and small enough to keep it in your pocket without even really recognizing it. It opens easily with a twist of your thumb, so it comes in  very handy when having to work with it. Available (of course) on Amazon, and indeed for a reasonable price.

Disclaimer: I don’t receive any donations, commissions or payments from amazon!

How to: Change Door Handles

After the windows were upgraded, I wanted to change the old-fashioned door handles for newer and little discreeter ones. Changing door handles is also not a big deal – a little bit more complicated than the window handles, but not much of a challenge and not much work either. You’ll need some more tools – I strongly advise a power drill – and a little more time.


How to: Change Window Handles

I’ve done some touch-ups in the northern germany refuge yesterday. One thing was changing the 20 year old window handles for new, lockable ones. It’s really easy, also for the inexperienced and here’s how:


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