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North Carolina Bushcraft Meet up At Historic Harmony Hall For February 2017

This is where i’m going to hold the bushcraft meet up at and i’ll. Do a give you our tour as soon as I can, but there’s all those buildings down there, there’s an old general store or old church old one school, one-room, school building, trapper’s cabin, all sorts of stuff, but um and there’s harmony hall.

That house was built in 1768 and is still standing. There’s a cabin over there that cabin used to have a family of nine people living in it and they would come outside to go up the ladder to the loft and that’s where they slept. But when we do the bushcraft meet up out here, people can can’t be anywhere out here in the woods. They won’t anywhere right here on the property they want. We’ll have tomahawk throwing contest on them.

Targets over there, see them and knife-throwing contest. There’s the bathroom right. There, if I could give you our tour in there cuttin, there are there’s all kind of stuff out here. The winds going to be blowing real hard today, so I don’t know how good this is going to pick up my voice. We got picnic tables all out around all around, but um the property goes on back way. On back so I mean there’s no shortage of space to count plenty plenty of space to kill them.

We’re going to have a ball out here y’all. I hope everybody can make it show you inside the bathroom here you got the sink. If you need to wash up kind of tall it over there. We do have a heater in here. It will be warm in here. You know. The dates are the 23rd. 24Th. 20 fear hold on. Let me look at my phone. While I tell you our baits later. Let me pull it up, but um I’ll get back with y’all later and check on I’ll.

Show you right here what I’m doing them cooking some deer stew. All of this is homemade. Deer stew got a lot a lot of meat in it. A lot of carrots, a lot of potatoes, celery, onion filled up with beets buck beef broth and it’s going to be great anyway eat some. But we do that because today’s decoration day they’re going to decorate the house for Christmas, but um this whole place right here. Y’All, it ain’t nothing but history all out in the woods their their stuff that we’re still finding.

I found a foundation out there years ago that nobody knew about, and you figure back in the war days or 1768 when he built this house there. What no rolled out here this was actually the back of the house, which we look at this, like it’s the fun of the house, but this was the actual back of the house and there’s a path over there. That goes to the Cape Fear River, and that was their means of transportation was the river.

So I’m a lot a lot of history out here man. I love it that right there. That you’re, looking at in front of me, is the blacksmith’s shop. We do have a blacksmith out here from time to time. This is where it works, when the I probably can’t see did in their kids too dark. But the play does all this blacksmithing from lots of history. I love history, but on this is going to be from Thursday it’ll be Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the last Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of februari.

If you need more information, I’m going to put my contact information in the description, email me and I’ll tell you anything. You need to know its twenty dollars per person per head. Children are free adults, its twenty dollars per head and all the money goes to Harmony Hall to help him restore a shin and keeping the place up and all that. But we got a big stage over there. If anybody wants to get on stage and play that guitar and sing, they do that sometimes out here they have a bluegrass Pamela.

I don’t know if y’all can see it through the woods over there, but there’s stage right out there, but when we do reenactments out here we camp all over the place. You know we have those pup, tents or whatever we bring, but i’ll tell you all more later, hey y’all still out here cooking, as my sister tammy she’s out here with me. My niece Nicky is up there, helping them decorate the house zoom in for you.

I can see that sorry about the wind, but we’re having a good time out here, decoration day, show y’all what the stews looking like falling. Looking good we’re using a homemade stare need all that mean we’re going to have a ball out here and that’s going to be good. I can’t wait to eat it, smells so good or make your mouth water, but um we get back with your mum. Give you all a tour or a small tour, just show you the buildings here, I’m going to go all the way down there and work my way back up, but um I’ll get back with y’all, then hey again, folks I’ll show y’all.

This is a thing that I won from Donnie Pavel Eenie outdoors y’all check them out. If you can text them out already. This is a whole little cook kid all you need is the canister. If the Camp Chef Mountain series, striker special coffee, watery, just put it on while ago, I already got bubbles in it, but I want to show you all that keep back with y’all ready, hey folks. This is the beginning of Harmony Hall right here.

This is an old general store and I’ll give you our tour through that one y’all get here for the bushcraft meetup walk down and show you everything. That’s here over there we got what’s called wonders cottage, but they’re actually written that out to somebody. So we can’t go there, somebody’s ringing, the bell just give you all quick, look at all the buildings here that building right over there that’s old, trapper’s cabin – I don’t know if that’s going to be where we can go through it or not, it’s got to be Holding the roof right now, but everything out here is so historic.

It’s amazing! You got the trapper’s cabin there over here. Next to it, you got the one-room schoolhouse zoom in on that feel back there you got an outhouse old, outhouse, sorry for all the shake and I’m walking while I’m talking over there. We have a history class here, that’s decorating everything for Christmas. That’s the one room! Schoolhouse i’ll be giving y’all a tour through there, here’s the old church over there.

I want me to undo there, let’s get back with y’all when I get to the next limo over here this house it in very, very historic. I think I actually think it’s a 1970s house, I’m not sure, but it’s going to be a lot of fun out here. I got through doing the deer stew and everybody loved it. That was great, but on the bushcraft meet up i’ll, be doing deer stew and hopefully deer steaks too. I’m sure other people bring food too.

That’s just an old house. There ain’t much to it over there. We have another general store. All these buildings were brought here. They’re just historic buildings and they brought them here, made this kind of like a park. The only original building here is the harmony hall plantation house, but it’s so unique. If you love history, there’s the other old jar store right there. That’s the Tatum store should be able to give you our tour through there too.

I walk up here, we’ll get back by the way when y’all get here. Y’All can camp out here in this field. If you want camping the woods back there by the house, if you want there’s all sorts of places you can camp out it, they have plenty of room for, as many people wants to come, won’t be no shortage of spots to count. Here’s the Harmony Hall sign. This is like a little security cabin here, it’s a gatehouse and over here you got this one.

I camped out inside that this one before when it was 17 degrees out here when we was doing a reenactment, but this is the butler barn got, can pause it and read that real nice. I love it out here to come out here and feel like you’re walking in the 1700s about what it feels like. This is the blacksmith shop. He might even come out here while we’re out here. I’m not sure we do have one blacksmith. It’s been a little grandson, Evan Mickey my niece sister Tammy where’s Sasha.

She look like Bon Jovi rocky up here we got the Harmony Hall house limping off history club up there decorating, then there’s the one more Kevin over there. Nine people lived in that cabin I’ve. Already said that or not that’s, it will be camping all out here, all through the woods all over here. There’s a fire pit back there and another fire pit up here before I cook. The stew today cut the one bathroom over there and it does have a heater in it to stay warm over.

Here we got the tomahawk throwing targets and knife, throwing whichever you want to throw. This is where we’ll have to contest that and I’ll have some kind of prizes, i’m not sure what yet I used to come out here all the time with all the time I hope they’re fun, but that’s about it. I’m in the path down to the Cape Fear River, so y’all make sure you mark this on your calendars and come on out. I hope to see all y’all are here.

I know I’ll be here for sure. If y’all know briar goat killer he’ll be here and little man, his son, Donny Pavel Amy’s, working on trying to get here, you don’t know if he will or not and Mike where’s from absorb self-reliance he’s trying to get here. So y’all marketer encounter and come on out hope to see either y’all take care.

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What Is a Culvert?

I ’ m, not talking about arguments in the office. I mean conflicts when two or more things need to be in the same place. There are a lot of challenges in getting facilities. Over under around or between each other and there ’ s a specific structure: ubiquitous In the constructed environment that ’ s, sole purpose is to deal with the conflict between Roadways and streams, canals and ditches Hey.

I ’ m Grady, and this is Practical Engineering On today. ’ s episode. We ’ re! Talking about! Culverts This article is sponsored by NordVPN More on that later, Culverts are one of those things that seem So obvious that you never take the time to even consider them, They ’ re, also so common that they practically Blend into the background, But without them life in this world would Be quite a bit more complicated.

Let me explain what I mean. Imagine you, ’ re designing a brand new roadway To connect point A to point B, It would be nice if the landscape between these points, Was perfectly flat with no obstructions or topographic relief, But that ’ s rarely true More likely on the way you ’ ll encounter. Hills and valleys structures and streams, and you ’ ll – have to decide how to deal with Each one Your road can go around some obstacles, but For the most part, you ’ ll have to work with what you ’ ve got.

A roadway has to have gentle curves, both horizontally And vertically so you might have to take soil or rock from the high spots and build Up the low spots along the way also called cut and fill, But you ’ ve got to be careful about filling In low spots, because that ’ s where water flows, Sometimes it ’ s obvious, like rivers or perennial Streams, but lots of watercourses are ephemeral, meaning they only flow when it rains.

If you fill across any low area in the natural Landscape, you run the risk of creating an impoundment. If water can ’ t get through your embankment It ’ s going to flow over the top. Not only can this lead to damage of the roadway It can be extremely dangerous to motorists and other vehicles. One obvious solution to this obvious problem: Is a bridge the classic way to drive a vehicle over a body of water, But bridges are expensive.

You have to hire a structural engineer, install Supports girders and road decks: It ’ s, just not feasible for most small creeks And ditches So instead we do fill the low spots in, but We include a pipe, so the water can get through That pipe is called a culvert and there ’ s. Actually, quite a bit of engineering behind this innocuous bit of infrastructure, I know what you ’ re, thinking, “, Just a pipe Under a road, How complicated could it be ”? Well, allow me to introduce you to the U.

S Federal Highway Administration; ’ s Hydraulic Design of Highway Culverts! Third edition! Yes, you ’ re! Seeing that right, 323 pages Of wonderful guidelines on how to get water to flow under a road But worry not because I have taken my favorite Parts of this manual and built a demonstration, so you can appreciate the modern marvel that Is the highway culvert as much as any red-blooded civil engineer? A culvert really only has two jobs.

It has To be able to hold up the weight of the traffic passing over without collapsing, and it has To be able to let enough water pass through without overtopping the roadway, Both jobs are pretty complicated, but it ’ s. The second one I want to talk about in this article And it turns out that figuring out how much Water can pass through a culvert before the roadway. Overtops is a pretty complicated question.

In fact, there are eight factors that can Influence the hydraulics of a culvert (, 1 ) Headwater, or the depth of flow upstream of The culvert ( 2 ) The cross-sectional area of the culvert barrel, ( 3 ), the cross-sectional Shape of the culvert barrel, ( 4 ), the configuration of the culvert inlet ( 5 ), the roughness of The culvert barrel, ( 6 ) the length of the culvert ( 7 ), the slope of the culvert and ( 8 ), the tailwater or depth of flow downstream.

We don ’ t have time to demonstrate how all These parameters affect the culvert flow, but the Federal Highway Administration actually Has a pretty comprehensive article on YouTube ( with a much nicer flume than mine )? If you Want to see more, One thing I do want to show is the two primary Flow regimes for culverts, which are outlet, control and inlet control, And these are pretty much exactly what they Sound like Outlet control happens when water can flow.

Into the culvert faster than it can flow out, That means flow is limited by either the roughness And friction in the culvert barrel or the tailwater depth at the outlet. It ’ s kind of hard to see the movement of Water here, so I ’ m: blowing some bubbles Notice how the culvert barrel is flowing full The entire area of the barrel is being taken. Advantage of for flow In outlet control flow conditions downstream Of the culvert can affect the flow rate, For example, if a tree falls across a ditch.

Downstream that can back up water, reducing flow through the culvert and causing the roadway To overtop Inlet control happens when the culvert inlet Is constricting the flow more than any of those other factors, Everything that affects the amount of water Passing below the road is happening at the inlet. That means changing the roughness of the inside Of the barrel or anything downstream won, ’ t change.

How much flow makes it through It. ’ s easy to show this in my model because You can see inside the culvert barrel, You can tell that the flow depth in the culvert Is shallow and the full flow area of the barrel is not being taken advantage of? There are a wide variety of configurations. That the inlet to a culvert can have, If you pay attention, you ’ ll, see all kinds. Of culvert inlets, Some common types include projecting where The pipe protrudes from the embankment mitered, where the pipe is cut flush to the embankment And headwall, where the culvert begins at a vertical concrete wall, sometimes accompanied By concrete wing walls to further direct flow into the barrel, Unsurprisingly, each of the multitude of different Inlet configurations has a different effect on the culvert hydraulics In my demo.

I can do a test of two of these Inlet configurations to show the difference. First, I ’ m testing the projecting inlet. This is one of the least efficient configurations. Because there ’ s, nothing to help train the flow into the culvert. You can see that the headwater elevation is Quite high even close to overtopping the headwall in my flume, And even with all that pressure upstream There, ’ s not that much water coming through the culvert; It ’ s, only flowing about half full.

I ’ ll mark the water level with googly eyes. Next, I reconfigured the demo to make the culvert Flush with the headwall – And I also rounded over the inside edge of The pipe giving the flow a smoother entrance – I didn – ’ t change how much flow the pump is. Creating but you can see that the headwater is much much lower. That means the inlet is more efficient because It takes less driving headwater to get the same amount of flow through the barrel.

In fact, as I cranked up the flowrate higher And higher, I realized that even with as much headwater as I could create, this configuration Was still acting as an outlet-controlled culvert, The smooth and flush inlet was allowing as Much flow as possible through, Of course, there are really elaborate. Culvert Inlets that can be extremely efficient, but, like all infrastructure, culvert design is An exercise in balancing cost with other factors.

You can spend a lot of money on a fancy. Culvert Inlet that has perfectly smooth edges to guide the water gently into the barrel, or you could Just bump up to the next pipe size, Calculating flow through a culvert can be Quite complicated because culverts can transition between inlet and outlet control depending On flow rate, And even within these two major flow regimes, Of inlet and outlet control, there are a whole host of subregimes, each of which has its Own hydraulic equations, Of course we have software now, but back in The 1960s and 70s the Federal Highway Administration came up with a whole group of these cool nomographs To simplify the hydraulic design of culverts, The way this works is you first find the right Chart for your situation, [ 7A ].

This one is a culvert with a submerged outlet. Flowing full Each one is a little different, but in this One you draw a line connecting the culvert length to its diameter, Then draw a line connecting the headwater Depth to the intersection of your other line, with the turning line Extend this line to the discharge scale to Find out the flow rate passing through the culvert, I love little tricks like this.

That boil down All that hydraulic complexity into a quick calculation, you can do with a straightedge In less than a minute, Next time you ’ re, driving or walking along A street keep an eye out for culverts And if it ’ s, raining take a look at the Flow See if you can identify whether the culvert Is outlet or inlet controlled and be thankful that we have this ordinary but remarkable? Bit of infrastructure to let you safely walk or drive right over.

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