How to test if your Internet service has packet loss

In this video I show you how test to see if your internet service has packet loss which can cause issues. Some common signs of packet loss are; disconnects from party chat in gaming services, rubber banding, lag, people in chat only hearing part of what you say, dropped calls on voip phone system etc.

I also show how to narrow down the network ip address the packet loss is coming from. This way you can contact your internet service provider and have them fix the problem faster. In this video I am using windows 7 this works similarly with other versions of windows.

IDPA match shooting my 9 mm Glock 17 in Hibbing Minnesota

I took my gen 3 glock 17 to the Hibbing, MN shooting range to shoot there IDPA match. In this stage we were shooting very small metal targets that react when you hit them while moving. All shooting was supposed to be while moving other than for the last 4 targets, which was quite challenging. I ended up getting all but the last 2 because I only had 30 rounds of ammo. “3 mags and other guys were using 4 or 5 mags.”

My easy no weld rocket wood stove heater complete build with burn temps and use footage.

In this video I show how I built my easy rocket stove heater originally I tested it in a 30’x30′ pole building with bad insulation, it did ok there. I now have it in a semi trailer where it does very very well, use / burn video starts at 24:00 w temp readings. At 13:48 I show my first test burn with the lid off, which really shows the rocket well.

The first video at 24:00 shows it installed in the 30’x30′ building with 30+ foot of exhaust pipe, at 26:36 it shows it installed in the semi trailer with only about 8 foot of total exhaust pipe again with temps.

For a quick explanation of the design and also of how a rocket stove works check out this video

My easy no weld rocket wood stove heater quick design and working explanation

This design is loosely based on rocket mass heater design, however it disregards most of the mass in favor of super fast area heating & easy building. The build video is here to see it in action go here A rocket stove doesn’t just burn the wood it burns the wood gas as well which makes it much more efficient than a regular wood burning stove.

Split firewood easy with this portable diy wood splitting tire stand

In this video I put together my version of an easy portable wood splitting tire stand, then go ahead and try it out with some popal and ash 16-20″ long rounds. So far I am really enjoying this stand, it seems much safer than any way that I have split wood by hand in the past. If you miss or the maul passes through the wood the tire stops it from getting anywhere near you, at least that has been the case for the 6-8 hours I have used it so-far. Of course split wood at your own risk it is not danger free no matter how you do it.

What you will need to build this project

A length of rope

A tire. You can base the size on how big of rounds you want to put in the center of it to split, you may need to adjust the size of the base to accommodate a larger tire I used a 265/75-15

4.5″ screws you will need 32-50 I used these which were the least expensive good ones I could find, I talk about them in this video

2-3 “or more depending on tire size” 4×4″ x 8 foot green treated or ground contact lumber. You could use non green treated especially for the top slats to save money. But especially for the skids which will always be in contact with the ground green treated will last a lot longer. Also you may want to use less on top for slats and have wider gaps so material falls through easier, I think I am going to remove 1 piece on mine and re space the others so that I can get my pickaroon between each to clean them out “right now there packed with snow so are not fulfilling there purpose”

I re-used the bottom skids from another project so they may be slightly longer than 2 foot long but not by much, you should be able to do the project cutting every piece to 2 foot and then just cutting the angle on the ends of the 2 skids or just on 1 end of the 2 skids if you only want to be able to pull/push it the 1 direction.

The splitting maul I used in this video is a 4.5lb model you can get one here