When I first moved here years ago (Four Corners area) it was mediocre to awful. Now it's pretty great, tbh. Its steady improvement (rapid improvement honestly) has kept me loyal to the service.
A few things to note if you do go the Fi route. Their customer service is - not great. Just browse the project fi sub to get a feel for what you might be getting into. With that said problems are far and few between so it hasn't been an issue personally for as long as I've used the service.
Additionally you may want to find an app that indicates what network you're on and allows you to switch manually. I use Fi Switch but I'd imagine there are plenty of options out there. I rarely use it now, but when I do it has been a life saver. I'll agree with the other poster who said t-mobile is the most reliable network around that uses Fi.
I think the switch is definitely worth saving hundreds of dollars annually.
List of trails
Any of these are good depending on your level and distance. storm castle, lava lake, beehive, and anything up hyalite are good go tos.
Amazon has very reasonable prices on basic, under 50# KBs.
If it were me buying, I'd splurge on a single Rogue or Kettlebell Kings KB for my primary heavy KB, then buy a few of the Amazon KBs.
I could be mistaken, but I think it is in this area here:
Not sure how far you want to go, but as for iconic, Chinese Wall is way up there - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/montana/chinese-wall-trail
Bear Trap Canyon would be my first go-to. Lower elevation (about 5000), so there shouldn't be much snow. Only about 35 minutes from Bozeman, it's a one-way and back trail that ends about 8 miles in at the dam.
Spanish Peaks is open as well. Probably going to be a bit muddy under the canopy, but the open meadows, view of the mountains, and Spanish Creek make it worth it. Also, the trail forks about 4 miles in; hang a right and head to Paradise Falls, or go past there and work your way up to the peaks if you want a strenuous hike.
I'm not sure where you're looking, but the apartments on Tempest Ct. are cheap. They were built to be pretty cheap housing. They're not luxury condos. The finishes in the southern building are inexpensive. They're relatively new, though. New is about 5 years, however, and that's generally when things start breaking. My fireplace is an example. Just cheap shit falling apart now.
The walls are pretty solid, however. I've never heard "boo" from my next-door neighbor. Upstairs it sounds like they're rolling bowling balls all over the place, but that's every upstairs neighbor, ever. RP cleans the entryway weekly but other tenants leave shit all over the place. The sad fact is that a lot of renters treat places like they're rentals. That's one issue that any management agency has to contend with.
Windows and doors are good, however, and keep the heat in pretty well. I'm a bachelor and keep it nice and cool in the winter and throw open the windows when it's nice out. Only during the coldest of cold months are my power bills > $120. Summer is mostly around $40 or so.
Internet with Spectrum is fast and I've never had an interruption (and I work from home).
I have covered parking plus a built-in storage unit. For a two-bedroom apartment, it's really not all that bad. Not sure what they're asking for rent these days, though; the rent check I cut to them every month is $1,340, and that includes the pet rent bullshit.
If you can't find an actual class, I highly recommend this book. Ours goes in our packs on every hiking trip.
Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Rocky Mountains and Neighbouring Territories https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0969172729/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_XJ1KZ69V7TDE7C15XXMP
You mean the packets? Nowhere I've seen sells the packets. Have to go to amazon for that.
If you want the blocks, I've seen those at Winco, I think Rousers might have them too.
I have 5 of these. You can set them up as trip wires with some fishing line! They make that kind of sound that messes with your inner ear. There is a video of a guy walking up on a bear eating his trash, throws it at the bear, and the bear takes right off!
In general, black bears will act more predatory, and griz are more often a surprise encounter. I am sure you are well aware of food storage and prep rules (eat and cook a long way from camp, etc). If I am not too worried about weight I will even bring "cooking clothes" that I only cook in, and change out of when done.
Look at it this way. There were 23 fatal black bear attacks between 2000 and 2016. There were 22 climbing deaths in 2018. IDK if this helps, but stats help me rationalize fear, and my willingness to do something. 160 people die in national parks hiking and being dumb annually...
In Tom Miner - bring more than one bear spray. A years back a guy needed 3 cans. Also be damn sure you know how to use it! The bear has to be uncomfortably close.. and you have 4 seconds of spray..
PIA=Private Internet Access
They have a great reputation and seem to be the VPN of choice within the tech community at the moment. Whichever VPN you decide to go with, stay the hell away from hidemyass.com. They keep logs and have been known to sell their users right out to the DMCA crowd.
Century Link is the phone company and they sell DSL. From my experience their connection is sometimes unreliable. My parents' business uses them and they actually had a day and a half outage a couple of months ago with no explanation.
The VPN will provide you with software or you can input the settings into your OS's native VPN client. I have no experience with any other company, but I can tell you PIA's was very easy to setup and works great on Windows 7. Their Android client worked great on one of my devices and wouldn't connect at all on the other (Samsung GS3) but I could set it up through Android's native client. It feels great to torrent with impunity directly to my mobile device.
You do have to connect to the VPN before you are protected. PIA also provides a proxy service that you can input into your torrent client, set it and forget it. It's a pretty great service, but do your own research.
There are test strips!
If you really believe this happened, go in there, do the same as before. DO NOT drink anything. I’d video record the entire thing as to when the bartender sets the drink down into the test into the results. One long clip. Test, bust, report. If you do find evidence the bartenders are roofing people, report it to the news media directly after the police. The police might not do anything about it unless it has public attention and they can’t afford it. This happened in my city. and when it hit the media authorities had to act. Insane this is a reality at public places. Good luck!!! Keep us posted.
Do your mom-self a favor and buy one (or even two) of these:
Battery Operated Stroller Fan... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085L71L9R?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
We have a 3 month old and this works great. Put it on her all day and she will sleep anywhere. We live in Bozeman and do not have AC.
I wonder if there's a VPN provider you can find with short latency from your home connection to a server in Denver, Seattle or Salt Lake who has better routing than Spectrum does themselves that could improve this? I have run into that a few times since I went with T-Mobile's home internet where the Zayo routing they use is shittier than a local Mullvad server to certain services, so I end up with slightly better pings that way.
I really should try more options. Yep right again too, it’s either shitty zayo sever or L3 which is hosing my speeds. I tried PIA and NordVPN, but no success there. I’ve never heard of Mullvad though, so I’ll do some research.
Good idea to buy a $10 precisison screw driver set if you'll be pulling apart electronics. Well worth the quality of life benefits.
Here you go, my man. Stress free supply
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The one we have is from Amazon, but I was unable the find the exact same one again. I do think most that look similar perform fairly the same.
Our friend got one too, it looks identical to ours but has a brand name on it, ours didn't. Same shape and LED screen and everything, they really like it. Ours was $120, theirs was $160.
They are bottles of various volumes that can be autoclaved (heat + pressure resistant). Hospital labs, microbiology labs, biochemistry labs, and lots of others use them because they are a great way to reliably sterilise and keep things sterile.
Pyrex makes some good ones.
A lot of people go there, where I've placed the B marker.
run on fast.com just now. South of town (Bozeman):
Your Internet speed is190Mbps
Loaded47 msUpload Speed17 Mbps
Client Bozeman, US Spectrum Server(s) Seattle, US | Englewood, US150MB v 40MB ^
I haven't personally used one of these but I've heard they work great. Might be worth it to check out - it's under $20.
Addalock the Original Portable Door Lock by Rishon Enterprises Inc. (1 Piece), for Home Security, Apartment Security Lock, Travel Door Lock, AirBNB Lock and Dorm Room Essentials https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00186URTY/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_1B3BDY6QF5F9FE3DW5SF?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
For outdooring the M is a great hike, it's pretty steep but has a great view from the top. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/montana/bozeman-m&ved=2ahUKEwjJjK6Z0_njAhW1wMQHHQotB3UQjjgwC3oECAUQAQ&usg=AOvVaw0XftJYPDID3w2uD9m2NcYs
Hyalite reservoir is also really nice and it's just a short drive from Bozeman
This one saves a ton of time -- highly recommend. Most of the time I can do my driveway faster with this than my snowblower:
Lenovo is actually one of the companies out there that does make it easy to do at home. It's as simple as removing some screws and following their instructions.
Get a $10 computer screwdriver set. You'll need to remove about a dozen little screws, so the magnetic tips and spinning top screwdrivers are really invaluable and make life easier.
Search for lenovo website for the maintenance manual pdf for the y700. Here's the one for the Y700. Pages 33-40 give instructions on how to remove the base cover and battery pack to access the hdd.
Use a couple tuperwares to collect the removed screws. Label them with a 1, 2, 3 etc so you know which screws go where when reassembling. The process wont take more than 30 minutes.
Over the years I've replaced hdds, wifi chips, broken screens, dvd drives without having to pay a specialist. It's one of the best things about the Lenovo brand. No specialized tools needed to access the hardware like there is with Apple.
wow that's some crazy vpn configuration they have. unless you get lucky with someone who actually lets you plug it in, i would be using a 5g modem with ethernet and a cell data connection
I have two of these in my bedroom for the last 2 years and they’ve worked great. Bought them based on this Wirecutter article.
Someone else may have a better resource but I enjoyed Montana Territorr and the Civil War as well as Montana: A History of Two Centuries, which is old but used to be seen as the least biased source of Montana history, and is where I first read about De Smet lying to Lincoln. Also in that book you’ll see this folktale De Smet deeply believed in: that Montana had seven pure veins of gold.
I have the tester that came with this package. I only needed the tool to do 4 cables and will probably never use it again, especially the tester. Not nearly as sophisticated as the other one offered but you can keep it if you would want it!
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There are a whole lot of things that could cause problems. Honestly, if you are having problems in different systems it could be that someone in the past did DIY repairs not up to good enough standards. Here are some possible troubleshooting things off the top of my head, but the corrosion you are seeing in the leaking pipes is likely related to your water problems.
Are these problems primarily in the hot water system? If so, make sure you are flushing your hot water tank and checking/replacing the sacrificial anode every 3 or so years. Hell, should be doing the flushes yearly anyway. You might want to buy a new drain valve to have on hand just in case because the ones they come with are shit and often won’t close after you get them started draining.
Are you on well water instead of city? If so you probably just need a water softener. If on city water, how old is your house/piping? 20 years shouldn’t be much of a problem but 50 could be.
Have you looked at the segments of leaking pipe that are being replaced when they leak? Is the internal corrosion pretty even throughout the pipe segment or are there small spots that are significantly worse and form a hole? If the former you need to ensure that there are no connections between dissimilar metals in your system (i.e., where copper pipes connect to the stainless steel water heater should be a dielectric union where you can see a plastic piece keeping them isolated). On the other hand if you have isolated spots of corrosion then it might be the source pipe flaking off pieces and causing galvanic corrosion where they settle in the system. A whole house sediment filter might help with that.
Im getting these off Amazon. They're just a head and arms thing so you should be GTG.
EarthNow is a cool app which overlays satelite data on the earth. The carbon monoxide filter really highlights the fires. It's a bit lagged, so it's just now getting the data for Aug10-14. The colorado fires are very visible, and the california fires should be coming up in the next day or two.
What kind of info? I like this book for the basics/ orientation. It's very local, having only Gallatin valley and a little of the canyon. For trail conditions and local beta, I like Facebook. There's groups for hikers, birders, bikers, runners and skiers. All of them are talking all the time.
Don't buy the book from Amazon, you can find it used or on clearance locally quite often.