After some messy issues with servers, hosting, SSLs, DNS, and whatever other web dev stuff that I’ve learned to despise, Hacking The Hike is officially back online.
My wife decided during our stay at home quarantine to start finishing projects. That has turned into more projects for me. We ditched a China cabinet, rearranged the kitchen/dining room space, and I built this kitchen stand microwave cart thing.
Castillo San Felipe del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Castillo San Felipe del Morro (also known as El Morro) is a citadel located in San Juan in north western Puerto Rico. King Charles V of Spain ordered construction of the citadel in 1539. It remained under Spanish control until 1898 when Spain ceded control of Puerto Rico to the United States under the Treaty of Paris. The US military controlled El Morro until 1961.
Its fun revving up the saw and felling a tree. Its relaxing to rhythmically swing a maul. Its delightful to hear the wood crack and pop as it splits. The neatly stacked rows of seasoning wood are a proud accomplishment. Kindling is the one wood heat chore no one seems to like. Its time consuming. … Read more
Drolet HT-2000 Update
Since I’ve used this stove a few times, I just wanted to show how you could load the wood in a North-South orientation. This wasn’t even full but it still burned all night and kept the house warm. Lighting the stove has been very easy with a little kindling on top of the wood. It … Read more
Husqvarna 460 Rancher Chain Saw
When your 450 isn’t big enough, get the 460. Its the biggest non commercial saw that Husqvarna sells. I’m still really happy with my 450 but I added the 460 to the fleet when the 450 needed repairs. The 450 was quite literally pouring oil out the bottom. The 460 has a few advantages though. … Read more
Drolet HT-2000 Extra Large Wood Stove
Drolet HT-2000 Since our old Blaze King bit the dust, we replaced it with the Drolet HT-2000. It was a special order from Menards for $1099. Wait and watch carefully, you can grab it with the 11% rebate. Its free shipping to the store. Otherwise, you’re looking at a couple hundred in shipping fees to … Read more
Husqvarna 450 Rancher
I have been cutting with the 450 Rancher for a couple years now. This winter I started cutting significantly more as I’m cutting firewood to heat with. I’m generally happy with the saw with a couple caveats. The saw does start easily. Follow the guidelines on the saw and it will start in a couple … Read more