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The Honda dealership does not sell hot red pepper coated tape to put on wires. But I have something similar I ordered from Amazon already waiting for me at the Flagstaff hub counter. I will pick it up tomorrow when I go into town to ship out some Etsy orders. The guys at the dealership reminded me to wear gloves when handling it and keep my hands away from my face, not to get it on my clothes either. They said they hate having to work on cars that have the pepper stuff on the wires as it makes for a frustrating and risky job.
Could you do a DIY version by mixing Cayenne pepper with rubber cement and then coating whatever it is you were trying to keep the rodents away from? Or maybe some of the more concentrated capsaicin powder seasonings?
 

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Mothballs that come in mesh bags. I found them at Walmart.
I would put the bag into a quart canning jar while I was driving the vehicle.
 

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Could you do a DIY version by mixing Cayenne pepper with rubber cement and then coating whatever it is you were trying to keep the rodents away from? Or maybe some of the more concentrated capsaicin powder seasonings?
Use some Dave's Insanity Sauce or Yucateca (available at WM) Mayan Recipe Hot Sauce - That'll fix those little furry menaces...

I'm constantly battling those suckers at the change of seasons...

:mad:
 

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Could you do a DIY version by mixing Cayenne pepper with rubber cement and then coating whatever it is you were trying to keep the rodents away from? Or maybe some of the more concentrated capsaicin powder seasonings?
I already trapped the rat that chewed the wire, it's dead and is no longer an issue. Repellents are a hit and miss solution, it may or may not stop a rodent. A well baited sticky or spring trap is much more effective "final" solution.
 

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Got lucky today. I went to the Grand opening day of a new Goodwill store in Flagstaff. On my list of things I had been looking for this last month was a cheap tent to set up to keep people from crowding too close to me plus create a bit of extra storage when needed for chairs and such. A tent that if someone came along they would not be tempted to run off with it.

I did find a tent for $19.00 that appeared to be in good condition with intact poles and rainfly. But it did not turn out to be a "cheap tent". What it was was a brand new tent in perfect condition with the ground cloth that sold separately also in the bag. All the stakes it came with were there as well. This tent retails on REI for $450.00 and is a super lightweight 2 person backpacking tent that gets high reviews.

Now I will have to decide if I want to hang onto it or sell it for a substantial profit. It would of course be good for an emergency shelter should such a need ever arise as it does not take up a lot of room or weigh much. Well no hurry on deciding but I will still have to keep shopping for a cheap tent for my intended use of a campsite space holder.

That is my second time in 2 years to find an incredible steal of a deal at Goodwill on camping gear. The first find was $7.99 for an artic expedition, down sleeping bag that sold for $700 at REI. It was only lightly used in excellent condition. It has kept me very warm and comfy the last 2 winters and will likely do so for many more.
 

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Good deals, Maki2 - so exciting you found a great tent and sleeping bag there. Now I want to go shopping at Goodwill....... of course there isn't one here and I haven't been out of the forest in months.

The Yeti Fire is about 4 miles from here but the firefighters are competently keeping it from spreading past China Point - so far, so good. We've got an evacuation warning notice but don't have to leave - it is just a warning that there might be an evacuation. I packed things and put a few big boxes into the van. No reason to panic. There will be a community meeting tonight. I'll watch the livestream on Facebook.

Congratulations Ben on partial retirement........
 

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I decided to keep the bargain tent at least for now.

I did put my shade cloth up today as there was no rain and only gentle wind, it was very nice to have a dry sunny day. There is more rain in the forecast ahead this coming week but July is the wettest month of the monsoon season so hopefully the storms will begin to lessen in frquency now but still bring enough rain to help prevent wild fires from spreading.

I am pretty much caught up on errand running now and want to get back to work finishing my build. If the mornings stay dry that will be a big help in getting back at it.
 

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This tent retails on REI for $450.00 and is a super lightweight 2 person backpacking tent that gets high reviews. <snip>

Now I will have to decide if I want to hang onto it or sell it for a substantial profit. <snip>

That is my second time in 2 years to find an incredible steal of a deal at Goodwill on camping gear. The first find was $7.99 for an artic expedition, down sleeping bag that sold for $700 at REI.
Amazing bargains:D I'm jealous.
 

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Good news! Our evacuation warning is lifted and even the people in Seiad Valley can return home as their mandatory evacuation notice was downgraded to a warning. We had a great team on the fire this year. They worked hard to surround it ... on 3 sides with the river, and on the southern side with dozer lines.

I hope that will be the only nearby fire this year, but you never know. The one that took my home in 2020 was on September 8.. and the Camp Fire in Paradise was even later in the year. Anyhow, it is nice to be able to relax again without concerns about packing or leaving. I know, story of your life - packing, leaving. Etc.

Of course, I have other challenges now. Don't get me started on the topic of trash.
 
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