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by velojym
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Building a BOBike
Replies: 59
Views: 10829

Re: Building a BOBike

Yeah. I also see a few YT vids of the sort. In the end, it's the 'engine' more than anything, and the wise application of the technology. Just promoting an idea or device isn't automagically claiming it'll do everything you could ever want an object to do. My bike doesn't wash my windows for me, eit...
by velojym
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Building a BOBike
Replies: 59
Views: 10829

Re: Building a BOBike

I have a tagalong that my daughter outgrew before we could use it. It's waiting for me to give it some attention, and should be able to handle about two sets of panniers, as well as a trunk bag or rolled cargo... camping stuff. Another option, if the wife doesn't get onboard with my recent fitness d...
by velojym
Tue May 14, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Lever Action vs. Revolving Carbine
Replies: 35
Views: 1839

Re: Lever Action vs. Revolving Carbine

I gotta 10 round tube in my .44 mag Marlin 1894, so yeah, a revolver with that capacity would be kinda bulky. One thing, which may or may not be an issue, depending on how tight the manufacturer's tooling is.... you're dealing with 6 separate chambers in a revolver, and only one on the lever or pump...
by velojym
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Pistols as primary
Replies: 81
Views: 8496

Re: Pistols as primary

Unless other factors drive my decision, I'm on the .22lr rifle/.45 pistol combination. I don't plan on long defensive shots, and I like the extra rounds I can carry for a light rifle. If I'm working out of a BOL for an extended time, I'm starting to drool a bit over the .25 nitro pump guns. A lot m...
by velojym
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Pistols as primary
Replies: 81
Views: 8496

Re: Pistols as primary

Unless other factors drive my decision, I'm on the .22lr rifle/.45 pistol combination. I don't plan on long defensive shots, and I like the extra rounds I can carry for a light rifle. If I'm working out of a BOL for an extended time, I'm starting to drool a bit over the .25 nitro pump guns. A lot mo...
by velojym
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Urban Dead
Replies: 4829
Views: 231654

Re: Urban Dead

It's still up, anyway. I just logged in and found a building where I could hole up for a bit.
If anyone's there, let me know and I'll head that way. Until then, I'll just let my guy rest up and save for a big move.
by velojym
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: We need to up our bush shelter game folks
Replies: 13
Views: 723

Re: We need to up our bush shelter game folks

We have a .66 acre lot, on the side of a hill in fairly heavy woods. Though the local rules prevent building a site-built structure without permits and all the official fluff, the lower part of the property, by the little creek, isn't visible from the road. I can see an arrangement of saplings and d...
by velojym
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition
Replies: 1200
Views: 299493

Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7855/47399332291_3128f00283_z.jpg Lloyd Thompson I picked up in the early '90s. Just happened to be stuck in Pagosa Springs waiting for Wolf Creek Pass to open back up so I could haul some Coke syrup to Durango. Tanker had lost control on the pass and... well, it didn...
by velojym
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: We need to up our bush shelter game folks
Replies: 13
Views: 723

Re: We need to up our bush shelter game folks

If they did a bunch of these projects on the same site, they could have a very impressively palatial estate. Maybe not as long-lived as a "proper" one ...or maybe longer... :idea: Some pretty ancient structures still standing around the world.
by velojym
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Which Shotgun, Rifle and Four Wheel Drive?
Replies: 25
Views: 1739

Re: Which Shotgun, Rifle and Four Wheel Drive?

4wd, my Suburban is actually pretty good, though I'd really love a pickup. Rifle, depends, but probably best to just grab my AR. If I'm in a longer term situation or in an area where the snowflakes still hold sway, my .44 levergun. Shotgun, I have an old 67f pump and a single H&R 12ga, but if given ...
by velojym
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 888
Views: 85936

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Moab, yeah, I definitely see that point. As I now have a little experience sleeping in the Burb, I could easily take a simple 5x8 trailer (no need for much headroom if I'm only using it to carry stuff), ruggedize it a bit, and use it to carry tools and supplies. I'd double up on some of them in the ...
by velojym
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 888
Views: 85936

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

I have a pretty good sized one, which I carried with me to IL for the leadup for the IT project I'm on now.
Good thing I did. It got to 20 below, and my poor little HHR said "Nope!"
I had to give it a good jolt to get started in the morning.
by velojym
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 888
Views: 85936

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

On a trip to NM to visit family, I made a sorta-test-run with my Suburban (also avoided paying for a room). With the back seats folded down (third row is sitting in my basement), I aired up a twin air mattress in the back. It was quite warm, but a fan made it bearable. There was still plenty of room...
by velojym
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 888
Views: 85936

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Replaced the lift struts on the rear window and hatch of Bob the Burban. I also had an issue with the dimmer fluid in the driver side mirror. It leaked out, leaving a cruddy mess an almost unusable mirror, though the glass was still entirely intact. I didn't even know about that crap until mine deci...
by velojym
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey Y'all from Alabama
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Re: Hey Y'all from Alabama

Yeah, and power goes out a lot in this neck of the woods.

Hi, from just west of the 'ham! :crazy:
by velojym
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Cart Resource Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 10491

Re: Bug Out Cart Resource Thread

I'd go for something custom built, but if I had to go ricky-tick right NOW, and couldn't use my Burb, I'd hook the old kiddie trailer up to my bicycle. If anything happened and I had to detach the bike, the trailer has a stroller handle and castering front wheel, so I can push my peanut butter and c...
by velojym
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Lets Talk: Air Rifles!
Replies: 268
Views: 30210

Re: Lets Talk: Air Rifles!

I've drooled over some of the PCP rifles and the like, but I'll hang on to my multi pump Benji 397, and my nitro-spring break rifle for practical reasons. If any one has any doubt about the power of the Benji, two pumps will send a pellet through a finger without slowing it down much. Don't ask me h...
by velojym
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: bicycle field repair kit
Replies: 9
Views: 2422

Re: bicycle field repair kit

On a short tour in the Ozarks, I broke a spoke coming down a long hill. That got interesting fast. :awesome: A friend and I, after we toured Mtn. View and had dinner with the rest of the group, sat on the porch at our B&B, and he introduced me to one of the great wonders of my toolbag: the kevlar sp...
by velojym
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Building a Bug Out Cart for fun and profit
Replies: 41
Views: 9216

Re: Building a Bug Out Cart for fun and profit

I've gone ahead and installed the solid fork on my Paratrooper, so that's out... but, my daughter has far outgrown her Trail-a-bike, and while I was down in the basement pondering the idea of modifying our tandem into a solo cargo-touring bike, my eyes fell upon the little t-a-b. I don't think I'd g...
by velojym
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Shotgun Scabbard
Replies: 11
Views: 2036

Re: Shotgun Scabbard

Ash had more of a harness arrangement on his, making for easier draw.
by velojym
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 888
Views: 85936

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your

NM, piddled around, and back to Bama. About 2500 miles. Spent a little under $350 on gas, and added one quart of oil. Everything worked perfectly, no hiccups, no failures. Mpg sucked on the way out, with that west Texas headwind, but I did much better on the return trip. If we have to make an "emerg...
by velojym
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 888
Views: 85936

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your

Had a good trip in the Burb a few months ago, to Chattanooga, with no issues.
Next week, gonna take a proper shakedown run to NM to visit my family.

I'm not too worried about it... Bob's been pretty reliable so far.
by velojym
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Simplify 4x4 for BOV?
Replies: 28
Views: 3692

Re: Simplify 4x4 for BOV?

I've long thought the Zukes would be a great idea for a minimalistic 4x4, but yeah... lots of others got the same idea, and prices reflect that. Drat! If I'm gonna make it a project "toy", then I may want to move back in time a little, when compact trucks really were compact. A simple first gen s10,...
by velojym
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Simplify 4x4 for BOV?
Replies: 28
Views: 3692

Re: Simplify 4x4 for BOV?

Yeah, I figured on a body/frame design if I were to cut off the roof... just to avoid having to deal with subframe connectors that might have to be engineered from scratch. On the subject of simplicity, and the idea that you aren't necessarily dealing with just a "bugout" vehicle, but one that might...

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