Homemade, Do-It-Yourself, S&W J-Frame Moon Clip Holder – Carrier.

Uh-oh, another, thought I’d done this already! What the hell is going on in my head!

On topic!  Here is my Works-For-Me moon clip carrier.  Cannot believe how well it works!  For me.  Thinking mostly everything is in the video so I’ll make some brief notes here.

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S&W 642 J-Frame size.

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I had everything on hand for this project.  The medicine bottles, specimen tubes, hot melt glue and small screws.

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Tools required, some type of saw that will saw brittle plastics.  A way to drill.  A screwdriver.

 

 

The reason I didn’t make the specimen tube shorter (2″) is because the bullet part of the round came into contact with the tube lid.  In addition, the bottle seems to be tapered, so the further the rounds were inserted the tighter they became.  To much for a quick release.

 

 

Next ones I’ll make will use larger stainless screws.  So far I have not had any problems with these at all.  Currently I’m experimenting with bat grip tape wrapped around the bottle.  So far the results are promising but time will tell.  Let me know what you think.  Thank you for checking out my stuff.  -13

 

Here’s the video.

This Prepareness – Prepper – Hiking Vacuum Sealer Tip may get you arrested.

This Preparedness – Prepper – Hiker Vacuum Sealer Tip may get you arrested.  Sensational title but true.  Those of us who take multiple pills whether they’re prescription medications or supplements often use those multi-dose/day pill containers.  Doing so could get you arrested, maybe prosecuted.  Prescription medications are supposed to remain in their original container according to the law as I understand it.

There are all sorts of possibilities which is why the only advise I ever give anyone is, seek the advise of legal counsel and medical professionals before you do whatever it is you’re up to.

I made these pill packs originally for backpacking/hiking trips and as a way to carry a small amount of vital medications on my person at all times.  Ever miss your ibuprofen, antihistamine or whatever because you didn’t have it with you?  Yeah me too but no longer.  Plus it helps save money buying in bulk and having to not throw out medications stored improperly.

I make up a new pack/s every time I have to open bulk meds.  Usually fill one or two of the individual pouches and then put the rest in a larger pouch for long-term storage.  I always include the name of the drug/supplement, type/concentration, lot number and expiration date.  I never separate this information from anything I place in these pouches until I’d consumed the contents.  It’s very important to keep them together.

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Things I find helpful to have on hand, a red sharpie makes it easier for me to see the marks so I can line them up with the heat sealer portion of the vacuum sealer.  A funnel helps with precise placement of the pills.  I have a short extension of soft plastic tubing but couldn’t find it for the video.  It’s good for reaching to the deepest part of the pouch when trying to get pills that want to grab the pouch material instead of slide.

To make the pill packs I use an 11″ vacuum sealer roll like the rolls in this link.  2 Pack – SimpleHouseware 11″ x 50′ Commercial Vacuum Sealer Rolls Food Storage Saver Compatible to Foodsaver Sous Vide (total 100 feet) To make the template I used microsoft publisher then converted it into a downloadable PDF file located here.  PILL PACK DIVIDER INDIVIDUAL DOSE TEMPLATE  When looking at the template the top  and bottom two boxes are larger than the center boxes.  They’re larger to account for the various size factory sealed edges.

I laminated my second printing for durability because the first one was getting beat up from use, and also added a grommet to hang up or bind with other similar items.

Expired meds shown in the video are kept past their expiration date if preserved correctly following the DoD Shelf Life Extension Program.  I would include a link but the government has removed them.  Not sure how you’ll get that info now I don’t have anything to share at the time of this posting.  Research it maybe you’ll find something.

Everything else I think, is in the video.   Check it out. -13

 

DUCKS IN A ROW.

So much for my documenting getting it done.  I get into the projects and don’t want to stop.  One thing/project leads to the other I’m so far behind with my plans.  Next thing I know I’m waking up ready to go for more.  Given the time, the materials and it’s going to get done.  Have to get better with the note’s/blogging.  All the sitting around has been driving me crazy and I don’t want to get near a computer for fear of getting distracted.  It did inspire me to start the dash cam YouTube channel.  Did get some of my gear repackaged and labeled.  That will be another blog for sure.

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Then there are those simple truths that life has a way of teaching us when we reflect.  Sure does make you wonder doesn’t it. It can all happen anyway no matter how hard you try to make it turn out differently despite the goals you set, promises made, education level, or experience. Sometimes, seem to make it worse. Never imagined landing in this space but I’m here. What the hell is it about that truth all up in my face! Understanding a whole new level of myself and why I’m like I am.  Apprehensive to attempt to influence in any way based on the past attempts.  What feels like altruistic intentions blows up in my face.  Wondering what to do, or should I do anything at all.

Had to add this onto the original post.  Not sure why I’ll do it but several post I’d thought I’d published, werent.  Thought I’d clicked the publish button but didn’t then find myself wondering how did I do that. I think I’d clicking to see the preview and confusing the two.  Who knows?  I’m all over the place trying to catch up with everything.   I’ll have to put maintaining my sanity at the top of the to-do list.  -13

Wow over 10,000 views on my compost sifter video! I can’t believe it!

I can hardly believe the numbers.  I’ve been messing around over at YouTube getting things in order over there, trying to understand things better and clicked on the wrong button.  It went to the first page of my videos.  When I was checking out the views on the videos listed I couldn’t believe how many views my compost sifter had.  It’s really exciting to see that there are many people interested in composting and possibliy organic gardening.  Really hope my video inspires and lifts people up.  -13

Unit 13 is on Twitter.

I have a Twitter account to make announcements about this blog and video post.  It is automatically fed from this blog if that is how you want to set it up.  Had more fun with iMovie.  Used a template for the second time and Bollywood for the first.  It’s so colorful, over the top I couldn’t help but use it.  For now this blog is the best way to contact me. -13

Monetizing my YouTube videos. Why I chose the money. $$$

Monetizing My YouTube videos.  It didn’t take long soon after I had posted my first video Organic gardening, my homemade compost sifter experience. to make the choice.  Over the years I’ve learned that uploads/downloads can get corrupted.  That said I checked my newly uploaded at the time non-monetized video on YouTube and the very first thing I watched was an advertisement.  I cannot remember what the ad was for but remember it was short maybe 15 seconds, 30 max.  Didn’t think anything of it.

Several months went by and it suddenly dawns on me when I was checking out some of my favorite YouTube channels through Apple TV that I could also see what my own creations look like on a larger screen.  Hello! I think that is called a, clue!  Why didn’t I think of it before?  Excited at this “new” discovery I quickly navigated over to my content, pushed play. Commercial advertisement.  If I remember correctly it was an AARP ad that lasted a minute but I could be wrong on who but am sure the ad lasted a minute because it had a countdown timer which surprised me.

Forward in time, not sure how long.  I’m learning more about YouTube video making and am considering using the YouTube video editor instead of iMovie.  I opened the video editor and noticed something printed on the screen.  It says “Advertisements may be displayed on videos that use content available through the YouTube Video Editor”.

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That made me think about the ads running along with content creators non-monetized videos.  If I as a creator, use the YouTube editor, YouTube is at liberty to use my intellectual property to sale advertisements to potential customers and I would not receive any compensation for that use.  When I look at like that, I realize, I’ve donated my time, creativity and energy for a for profit corporation to make a little, profit.  I have no problems with the profit part, however when looking at my budget though, it doesn’t add up.

I started posting videos to YouTube for several reasons.  One of then is to capture certain parts of life on film either still or video and share it with others so they can experience it.  I’m not a pro, not into the pro gear it’s too much to deal with, I always use the most low-budget cameras and equipment available to me at any given time.  Consider me a professional-amateur.  It’s about the story or image not the quality of equipment.  My point?  No matter how low-budget one does a video-photo project there are expenses involved.

Back to the budget.  One never knows in this life how much funding they will need for the present, future or unexpected.  Having monetary income from various sources is the only course of action I can see that will ensure an individuals successful future.  It’s a case of “never put all of your eggs in one basket”.  The Humpty-Dumpty Future Plan?   Better off skipping that one I’ve tried it, it doesn’t work.  Back to the point.

When I had posted my first video I had already set up an Amazon affiliate store.  My thinking at the time was that if I could make a little bit from that to help pay for my project expenses then the better.  The thing that made me decide for sure to do it was that Amazon stated on their website that it did not raise the price on the consumer.  That sounds like a good deal for everyone.  The YouTube viewer gets to watch something they have an interest in without a paid membership from thousands of contributors, Amazon makes a sale and I would get a little bit for my projects.

Everyone wins!  The way I see it.  To the present.  AdSense.  AdWords.  All the other stuff I can’t remember.  I’m not going to explain them because I’m not capable.  I do know the smart money is; monetizing the videos posted because if you read the fine print in almost any of the social media outlets permission is given to use that material however they want to.  They have a big money pie and it would be stupid of me to not have a little slice of prosperity myself when they’re using my intellectual-property-ingredient to make it.

My videos are available in the United States, I’m not sure what other countries they may run in.  They are usually available if they do not violate any of the various morality laws or standards.  That means just one video has the potential to reach millions of people worldwide, simultaneously.  Wrap your mind around that for a moment.  Amazing!

For the present and into the future I’ll make videos like I usually do.  Whenever something inspires me to make one.  Can’t wait to see how the monetization works out. -13

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