Mike Haasl

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Mike is a homesteader, gardener, engineer, wood worker, blacksmith and most recently a greenhouse designer. He heard about permaculture in 2015 and has been learning ever since.
Northern WI (zone 4)
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Recent posts by Mike Haasl

Thanks Bill!  My gear came with a RCBS hand priming kit plus the reloader has the doohickey on it as well.  So I have options there.

I also have the lube pad and case lube

I just got done watching a pretty good youtube video and it confirms the idea that if I'm just using my own brass, I can get by with the neck die.  I might still want to get a full die kit in case I come across some other brass or get another rifle some day.  

Individually weighed charges sounds exactly like what I'd want to do to squeeze as much accuracy as possible without spending money (spending time I'm fine with).

Thanks for the speed and bullet nose type recommendations!  I'm going with copper so that I eat a little less lead and so the eagles/coyotes/wolves in the area also eat a bit less.

Two more questions.....  

I have three different types of brass from various manufacturers.  How much could that affect the accuracy of my reloads?  Ie if I'm grouping 1 MOA on target with one kind of brass, would the other brasses likely change the size or location of the group at all?

Big Ed (youtube) mentions that crimping is helpful for hunting rounds.  I'll be using a semi auto so am I correct in thinking I should crimp?  Or is it more based on if the bullet presses into the brass rather easily?

10 hours ago
Thanks Robert!  So here's a 3 piece die set: Pace setter dies.  But it has the full length resizing die as well.  Along with a bullet seating die and a crimp die.

Even their two piece die set has the full length die as part of the tandem.  Am I just looking in the wrong website?  What brand should I be looking at?
11 hours ago
I'm considering getting the gear to reload 308 ammo for my deer rifle.  My purpose in reloading would be to get better accuracy with copper bullets and ethically/accurately take 250 yard shots at deer.  

I got a bunch of good reloading gear a while back for pistol ammo and I'm trying to figure out what I need to do rifle ammo with it.  I think the only thing I need is a die set for 308.  Maybe something for the larger primers?

I have saved my brass for the past 20 years so I have 167 cases (yay).  So I wouldn't be buying new cases any time soon.

Given that, does anyone know what kind of die or dies I need to be shopping for?  I see a Lee precision ultimate die set here that has four dies in it.  Other sets have fewer dies in them.  Is a "full length resizing die" needed if I'm using brass that was already fired in my gun?  

12 hours ago
This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the wood badge in Commerce

For this BB, you will demonstrate you can make at least $5,000 from on-site consultations and on-site tours. You'll essentially be a permaculture Disneyland and try to make money by having people come to your place to experience the awesomeness of permaculture and to learn from you how to create and implement permaculture designs or techniques.

Minimum Requirements for this BB:
- must bring in at least $5,000
- must be some type of on-site consultation or on-site tour
    - this is done at your site, not the client's site

To document your completion, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
  - A description of the on-site consultations and/or on-site tours
  - You doing the on-site consultations and/or on-site tours
  - Proof that you got paid $5,000 or more (you can smudge out the personal info, so long as it is identifiable as you)

note:  this could be several different activities/sessions that add up to $5,000 or more.
13 hours ago
I actually just use a jig saw for the whole job.  Any cuts you do should be hidden under trim so they don't have to be perfect.  And many are notches or creative cuts that you need to use the jig saw for anyway.  Lastly, you can do all the cutting where you're working without kicking up much dust or noise.
1 day ago
This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Commerce.

Perform some sort of labor over the internet and get paid at least $500.

Related Threads:
  • A Big List of Agile Work Income Streams
  • What is Agile Work?

  • To get certified for this BB, post the following:
  • A description of your labor
  • A picture of proof that the labor was done over the internet
  • A picture of proof it made you at least $500 (you can smudge the personal info, as long as it is identifiable as yours)

  • Clarifications:
  • Using the internet to sell your "goods" isn't a fit for this BB
  • Performing a regular job "remotely" over the internet is a fit for this BB
  • 1 day ago
    Here's a thread all about it: Mike's passive solar greenhouse

    I didn't berm earth up on the north side due to an access path being in that area.
    1 day ago
    This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in textiles.

    In this project, you will prepare at least 250 grams (1/2 Pound) of wool for spinning.

    You can use carding, flick carding, combing, drum carding, or another method that provides suitable fibre for spinning a good yarn

    How to wash wool

    Here are some ideas on Flick Carding

    To complete this Badge Bit, you must:
      -  show fibre
      -  show process of preparing fibre
      -  explain why you chose that method
      -  show finished fibre ready for spinning
    1 day ago
    Nearly everything you or I do has a fossil fuel impact.  I suspect Paul's use of cell phones and video equipment has a significantly negative fossil fuel footprint.  Ie for every drop of oil that went into his video camera and computer 10,000 less drops of oil are consumed by the people influenced by his videos.
    Early on we started the titles with the gibberish and ended them with the real words.  Since then we've been changing them all over to have the sentence first and then the gibberish.  So if you see one with the gibberish first, feel free to change the title around (if you have the super powers to do so)
    2 days ago