Odds ‘n Sods:

A neighbor up the valley who is moving a cattle fence line recently complained that he was having trouble pulling steel T-posts by hand. He said that they often got bent when “rocking” them out, and that in rocky soil, they would sometimes have their cross-plates (“wings”) break off. I resisted the urge to laugh, and I introduced him to my old standby: A Red Rooster T-Post Puller Plate. These work remarkably well. I use mine with one of my pair of 48″ Hi-Lift jacks, but these can also be used by attaching a short length of chain to the clevis on a tractor bucket. (Note: I formerly used the Speeco brand post puller plate, but I learned that those are now made in Mainland China.) – JWR

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From the desk of Mike Williamson, SurvivalBlog’s Editor At Large: Waaay off grid living. (Link is safe, despite the odd looking name.)

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The ultimate survivalist storage media: ‘Five-dimensional’ glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years – If only my computer could write to these disks. – A.D.

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SurvivalBlog reader Grunambulax posted a neat instructable on protecting your iPhone power cord from the inevitable tear. In the day and age of throwaway electronics, it’s nice to see an effort to extend the usable life of some of these things.

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