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Getanet last won the day on July 11 2015

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  1. Getanet

    Pork belly bacon

    You've got the right idea. There are a ton of bacon recipes here on HSO if you search for bacon - I've pasted one here to what seemed like one of the more popular brines. I made bacon once, and it turned out OK, but it's a long process. Good luck and let us know how it turn out.
  2. Getanet

    What's more aggravating?

    Part of me thinks the one you never see, because you always wonder what it was. But in reality, the ones that I've caught a glimpse of are the ones that make me throw a spazz.
  3. Haven't tried that. If you do, be sure to figure out a way to stop the auger from falling through the hole if the drill slips off the bit. I have a Nils, and it has a flange at the top that is wider than the blade so it can't fall down the hole. And the K-Drill floats I believe. Slipping off the bit isn't a regular occurrence, but you won't want to lose your auger when it does.
  4. The science of CWD is over my head, but there are a few groups working overtime to champion doing exactly that - nothing. They argue CWD has a negligible impact on the herd, that doing nothing will actually let the strongest survive, and my favorite, that CWD is more or less a boogeyman that allows the DNR to reduce the size of the herd in MN and other states. And like anything, they can find experts to support that viewpoint. I still would not knowingly want to eat a deer with CWD, would not want to hunt in an area where it is prevalent, and appreciate steps to try to contain it, even if that means temporarily lowering the population in certain areas where it has been found.
  5. Getanet

    Ice off predictions

    I'm calling May 13 in the Brainerd area. That's Mother's Day, and they'll need us out of their hair that day so they can have some fun.
  6. Getanet

    Norway Maple tree damage, need opinions

    Nope, not Edina, but in the metro area. I got multiple bids, read reviews, etc - all the bids were in the same relative ballpark - unlike when I got bids to re-roof our house a few years ago, which were all over the map. It was a big tree that hung over our house, garage and deck. If Cheetah has to get his taken down, hopefully he can find a better deal.
  7. Getanet

    Norway Maple tree damage, need opinions

    Yeahbut, insurance does give you safe driver discounts for doing things that should cost them less in the long run. Health insurance covers much of the cost of annual physicals and/or joining a health club, knowing it can save them significant money in the long-run. I'm not saying you should willy-nilly be able to have trees removed and expect them to cover the cost, but when an tree expert says there is a problem, it would seem to be in their best interest to help reduce their potential payouts. But you're right, insurance doesn't pay a dime for it and I'm sure Cheetah isn't looking for me to keep complaining that they don't. For what it's worth, I wound up paying $2,700 to have my tree taken down last fall. Mine was a little bigger than Cheetah's appears in the photo, but is in the ballpark. Both trees also are near the house. I got bids in the spring and in the fall, and found the cost to be better in the fall.
  8. Getanet

    Norway Maple tree damage, need opinions

    I don't know anything about your tree, but I had to take a big Elm in our backyard last fall. The trunk was splitting and it was so close to the house and deck to risk major damage if it came down. I haven't been a homeowner for too long, and I'm not an insurance expert, but I found it frustrating that our insurance company wouldn't cover any of the cost to remove the tree. It seemed like a pretty small investment rather than paying out significantly more if it fell and damaged the house. I'm sure they have their reasons, and it's probably because they figured if they refused, I would eventually pay for it myself
  9. Getanet

    Attn: MN Gun Deer Hunters

    I know the point of this new Facebook group isn't to push any specific legislation, but one thing that has always stuck in my craw is how/why any Facebook "group" gets a seat at the table when it comes to representing hunters, either with the DNR or Legislators. For example, the MN Whitetail Alliance that would like to expand APRs and claims to be one of the largest hunting groups in the state. There are no membership dues, no elections for its leadership, no board of directors, no annual meeting...nothing that real organizations have. All it takes is for someone to hit the Like button to be considered a member - whether they are passionate about the cause, just curious, or against it. Just a pet peeve of mine.
  10. Getanet

    Timberwolves, 2017-2018

    KAT is really starting to realize his potential. Defenses don't seem to have an answer for his inside/out game, and he's a pretty decent passer so he usually finds the open guy if they try to prevent him from scoring in the final minutes. They seem to be hitting their stride at the right time and might make a little noise in the playoffs - with or without Butler.
  11. Getanet

    When to buy wheelhouse

    If you'd consider buying from a private seller instead of a dealer, you might want to considering joining a Fbook group called MN Guys Stuff. I've seen a ton of wheel houses on it lately - in a range of sizes, quality and prices. It seems like now is the time people are selling them.
  12. Getanet

    Slush and water on ice.

    Shoot. My family's cabin in near Bay Lake and I was hoping it was freezing up a little more up there so I could sneak out for one last trip. But sitting in 6 inches of slush doesn't sound like much fun.
  13. Getanet

    Spring... or... ?????

    My wife said she was going to take the kids to visit her grandmother the second to last weekend in March, so I was all excited about one last trip by myself up north. Two days later that plan got axed and my dreams were crushed. I hope to get out on a metro lake this weekend, but after that will probably call it a season.
  14. Getanet

    Thick ice, go to auger gas or cordless

    9 amp!?!?!
  15. Getanet

    Best electric fillet knife?

    Well, I rarely have to clean enough fish for it to be an issue, but it claims 80 minutes on a full charge. What I do know is I that after laying around for four of five months without use it still has a decent charge.