Y2K DISASTER 2000 mag now out on shelves,I bought one just...

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Yes I'm back but just to post this info;

Was shopping at Ingles,a store here in North Carolina and I picked up a new magazine (title in post).

Written by "Harris Farmer's Almanac" by Stanley R. Harris .

One hundred and seven pages it describes all kinds of places to get supplies and articles for the DGI's. But I think it's to alert the GI's to many other places to get items they might not know about.

It does have a email address at; HarrisMags@aol.com

The issue number is # 13.

This is just something I'd pass along to the new readers and old posters.

I'm doing just great now, have almost completed my 12 volt charging system. My greenhouse is 90% complete with manure from my RE agent who is Y2K knowledgeable. And more stuff is being done with my new home.

Again, Good luck with everyone's preperations, work at a "Relaxed Intensity"


-- Furie (furieart@dnet.net), April 07, 1999


Hi Furie,

I picked one up the other day too. I was quite suprised when I saw it. It had several interesting articles in it.

-- Moore Dinty moore (not@thistime.com), April 07, 1999.

I have been seriously considering a 12 volt system for non-intensive uses also. I found a ?good inverter the other day at FRY's electronics but I am not sure if the price is that great. I would very much like to hear what you have found to be your parts choices for a good system. Also, I have been wondering if used auto/marine batteries could be a good source of recycleable batteries for a network of 12v with a little TLC and recond? Any input? I know there are companies that do such things, but I'm not sure of all the mechanics of doing it.

Have been feeling much better since I began taking control of the few things, in this day and age, which I can. Thanks to the GI's here who maintain calm and order in the chaos of Y2K reality. NO QUARKS PLEASE

-- spun@lright (mikeymac@uswest.net), April 08, 1999.

Batteries to choose::

GOlf Cart Batteries VERY expenz=sive but top of the list

Trolling Motor Batts Next in cost and next on list

Various Gel Cells in 12 Volt Next in both

Auto and Motorcycle batts Last in usability, can't take slow drain and do NOT want to be drained down past half way


-- Chuck, a night driver (reinzoo@en.com), April 08, 1999.

Pep Boys have deep cycle batteries for $50.00 new.

-- SCOTTY (BLehman202@aol.com), April 08, 1999.


I found one a couple of weeks ago. It has a lot of good information for someone new to the issue as well because the articles cover so much territory in a concise manner. Many of the authors are familiar names. Thanks for mentioning it.

-- Mike Lang (webflier@erols.com), April 08, 1999.

Best Golf Car type batt is at Sam's around $40 each they're 6v so ya gotta buy 2. The heavier the batt the more power it'll store. Plus you can draw em down below 50% I think to around 25-30, makes a difference. Bought a many of em for golf cars business i had. keep the faith.....and the food/bullets/...........

-- Jbob (a_234@hotmail.com), April 08, 1999.

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