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by eugene
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Don't lose your cool
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Don't lose your cool

I had similar just a couple summers ago, tiny VW car cuts me off as they always do because little cars can't be behind a truck so they have to get in front. I hit the brakes and the pedal went to the floor and the brake light came on and the chime started dinging. I was able to downshift the transmi...
by eugene
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Building a Bug Out Cart for fun and profit
Replies: 46
Views: 14764

Re: Building a Bug Out Cart for fun and profit

High center of gravity through. The Veit one on that page looks a little better.
by eugene
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Minimalist Tool Kit
Replies: 32
Views: 9151

Re: Minimalist Tool Kit

I have a small minimalist toolkit that I use around the house for things now. Lets see if this works.

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by eugene
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Good deal on 1/4 merino wool socks?
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Good deal on 1/4 merino wool socks?

Yeah, the like I posted are a mid weight, not a thick/heavy weight. Wigman still has the light thin weight last I looked.

For cold weather I'd want longer than 1/4 length anyway.
by eugene
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Good deal on 1/4 merino wool socks?
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Good deal on 1/4 merino wool socks?

Wigwam seem to have discontinued their mid weight and only has light weight now.
I recently found these https://smile.amazon.com/s?me=A2JB1TK7Y ... PDKIKX0DER
they seem pretty good.
by eugene
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Anyone have a clever way to secure firearms cheaply?
Replies: 17
Views: 1727

Re: Anyone have a clever way to secure firearms cheaply?

If I didn't already have a safe, I think I'd go with some of these https://www.snapsafe.com/specialty-safes/under-bed-safe and then get some nice thick heavy lumber and build a whole bed frame around it.
by eugene
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Lithium rechargeable aa's?
Replies: 17
Views: 923

Re: Lithium rechargeable aa's?

I dunno; lithium batteries supposedly can handle 1000 recharge cycles, while NiMh batteries like the Enloops apparently are only good for 500. So there's an argument that they're worth the price premium if you're prepping for the truly long term. I think you got that backwards. I've always seen Ene...
by eugene
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Lithium rechargeable aa's?
Replies: 17
Views: 923

Re: Lithium rechargeable aa's?

I dunno; lithium batteries supposedly can handle 1000 recharge cycles, while NiMh batteries like the Enloops apparently are only good for 500. So there's an argument that they're worth the price premium if you're prepping for the truly long term. I think you got that backwards. I've always seen Ene...
by eugene
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Most Underrated Items in your BOB/INCH/Get Home Bags
Replies: 17
Views: 970

Re: Most Underrated Items in your BOB/INCH/Get Home Bags

Hand sanitizer, mask, lip balm, sunblock.
by eugene
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: What if Google went down for a week or two
Replies: 14
Views: 1019

Re: What if Google went down for a week or two

I run my own "cloud" server so I'm not affected.
by eugene
Mon May 11, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 46
Views: 7545

Re: Repair Wins

$30 repair kit for our dryer so we didn't have to call someone or replace it. Took maybe two hours to disassemble and reassemble after replacing all the rollers and belt.
by eugene
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 46
Views: 7545

Re: Repair Wins

Bought a pair of used bike wheels/tires matching my bike for cheap. They appear to have been left outside as they were quite rusty. Disassembling and putting the parts in my reloading brass tumbler cleaned them up to like new. New use of existing prep gear/tools to save some $ to have a spare wheel ...
by eugene
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Condor Pistol Magazine Pouch
Replies: 7
Views: 1475

Re: Condor Pistol Magazine Pouch

by eugene
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: EMP car?
Replies: 29
Views: 4662

Re: EMP car?

Modern electronic components have a lot of protection. Take an early transistor from the 70's, it was just a single transistor in the package. Buy a transistor today and inside the package the transistor is in the middle and around it are over voltage, short circuit, thermal, surge, etc protection. ...
by eugene
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 46
Views: 7545

Re: Repair Wins

My most recent are my table saw, which had a bad bearing that I had to break/cut off but was able to find a replacement and push it on rather than buying a whole new motor. And my HP48SX calculator I was able to remove the face adhesive with IPA and then get the case open and replace the foam strip ...
by eugene
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Building a BOBike
Replies: 59
Views: 19618

Re: Building a BOBike

I made it out last night, more testing of my gear and myself
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4024605679
by eugene
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Building a BOBike
Replies: 59
Views: 19618

Re: Building a BOBike

So I could be in better shape. Been on the beginner trail 4x now
https://www.mtbproject.com/user/200537067/eugene-nine
Its pretty short so I'm working on going a little faster each time and then will move up to the intermediate trail.
by eugene
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Building a BOBike
Replies: 59
Views: 19618

Re: Building a BOBike

Been doing some summer riding to keep in shape and gear test

https://imgur.com/gallery/tKCnLPc

https://imgur.com/gallery/WWcm9mo

and a pic of the gear, Rockhopper, Camelbak Transformer
https://imgur.com/gallery/2ItvRKX
by eugene
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Building a BOBike
Replies: 59
Views: 19618

Re: Building a BOBike

Then the opposite of the naysayer is the super optimist who hasn't ridden a bike in two decades yet will somehow be able to strap 100lbs of guns and ammo to a $99 wal-mart bike and ride 200 miles :)
by eugene
Wed May 22, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1208
Views: 112125

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

So I was reading and researching about .357 and powders like unique and titegroup will give slower speed which isn't the best for a hunting round. From what I can tell is I want a good heavy bullet like 158 grain and as fast as possible which means I want to look at Magnum loads. Also I want to be a...
by eugene
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: good starter tool set for home and auto use ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4066

Re: good starter tool set for home and auto use ?

The difficulty you have for getting tools for both home and auto use it that most stuff around the home is inch and most auto stuff metric, so you really need two sets. I like many have a lot of Craftsman, I'd buy some here and there on sale. Truck has a set of basic screwdrivers, set of wrenches an...
by eugene
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1208
Views: 112125

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Prepping some rounds for the INCH gun
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Updated my "recipe" card format as well
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by eugene
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7691
Views: 440895

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

I only have 9mm, .22lr and .357 so no big rifle calibers.

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