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Posted 03 August 2006 - 08:52 PM
Bought some bins designed for hanging file folders... one for furs, one for feathers... and this is how things look, all nice and organized.
Much thanks to Fred for the suggestion... and for a lot of the various materials in the files!
Posted 03 August 2006 - 09:10 PM
"All it takes is one fool to be standing arround doing something, for a bunch of other fools to join in"......a quote from an old Newfoundlander I met fishing in the pooring rain
Posted 04 August 2006 - 08:15 AM
Gotta like that, looks good. Dont forget to drop a moth ball or two in each
And I did put mothballs in.
Posted 04 August 2006 - 09:50 AM
That being said there are many ways to deal with bugs.
Chemical would be to employ some type of insecticide. Such as moth balls or cedar. Moth balls because of the active ingredient being a chemical and cedar the natural odor inhibits moths.
Cultural would be to not let the bugs in in the first place. This is the method I prefer. No odor means the wife's sensitive nose isn't bothered.
Several times there have been references to my storage method. File folders and zip loc bags. Alphabetize all material and even 6 year old Nate can find Ocelot.
The most important aspect is the zip loc bags. If it comes in... it gets zip loced. The storage king post by Hottuna - Hey Hottuna.... I listed one container for nothing but plastic bags. Exactly so..snack size, sandwich size, quart size, and gallon size. If I mix a bunch of material for dubbing and there is some left - out comes the snack size.
If you never let the bugs in then there is no need for Insecticide. Everything goes in a bag. If something is contaminated you will soon know - and the contamination will only be in the one bag. I started at 12 years of age and am 57 now and have never had bugs in my material. From Texas to Maine to Oregon. Isolation first then insecticide if that material is that important.
Just my opinion...seems to me an "Ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Somebody said that once upon a time!!!
PS Got everything put away and only had room for one filing cabinet. RATS!! All of the salt water materials are still in the big tubs. But....I know where it is..... Gotta get that house built. Our current house is 14'6" x 24'6". Cipher that one and figure out where I tie flies and build 14' fishing poles and such.......Better be a storage King. The little house is refered to as the "Ginger Bread House" by the neighborhood.
I've got my eye on you!