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by gravy_train
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please
Replies: 1754
Views: 496274

Re: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please

I pick this up later this week (bought from ADF auctions):
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3.9 litre 4 cylinder Isuzu diesel, PTO winch, 24V auxilliary system amongst other niceties...
Only a 600 mile shakedown run to get it home 8-)
by gravy_train
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Australian Fatwood?
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

Re: Australian Fatwood?

There isn't much in the way of native pine in Australia, so already at that disadvantage. However I think (I haven't tried...) some wattles would have similar character. They certainly ooze a lot of resin where insects bite them. Let us know how you get on...or how you have to modify methods to suit...
by gravy_train
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: tanning snake skin, THE WRONG WAY.
Replies: 16
Views: 3965

Re: tanning snake skin, THE WRONG WAY.

If you are using the antifreeze for the glycol content, would brake fluid be better as the concentration is much higher?
I have used brake fluid for rpeserving plant matter but not animal matter.
Hatband has a lot of character, would look great on a rabbit-felt hat/Akubra.
by gravy_train
Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What are YOU currently lusting after? (BOV related)
Replies: 377
Views: 68803

Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (BOV related)

Need more steelwork on my 'fenda!
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by gravy_train
Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 933
Views: 102250

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

Yeah, the angle was chosen for dramatic effect. :o
The two jack stands are just forward of the radius arm chassis mounts.
by gravy_train
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 933
Views: 102250

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

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Had some aftermarket bits in my front diff fail, parts are warranted thankfully. The back-up red car is about as inspiring to drive as a grandma's motorised scooter with flat batteries.
by gravy_train
Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Project Lone Wolf. My SLOW Land Rover build thread.
Replies: 14
Views: 971

Re: Project Lone Wolf. My SLOW Land Rover build thread.

Hi Guys, I don't know the reasoning behind having the radiator set back and the headlights in the radiator panel. What I do know, is that having the radiator set back allows plenty of room for a capstan or mechanical drum winch of significant proportions without encroaching on approach angle. The ra...
by gravy_train
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 933
Views: 102250

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

I bought one...... a 1968 Land Rover Series IIA 4 door :D . If nothin else, it gives me something to do. I hope to have some pictures and a thread for her sometime in the next week or so, although the thread will be updated sporadically. Still have the Wrangler in case of a bug out situation before...
by gravy_train
Mon May 23, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What are YOU currently lusting after? (BOV related)
Replies: 377
Views: 68803

Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (BOV related)

Hmm don't know about another vehicle, perhaps 10 grand to do more on the one I have... http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp269/Burra2a/AULRO_Ourimbah_Nov2010/20-11-10_020.jpg I'd have selectable lockers and HD axles 26 gallon auxilliary fuel tank, would bring total (diesel) fuel cap to 44 US gallon...
by gravy_train
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: OK, I give up... (Bike Repair)
Replies: 28
Views: 1278

Re: OK, I give up... (Bike Repair)

Are the punctures in a consistant line around the tube? If they are always on the inside circumference or outside circumference or the side or whatever, there is something you haven't yet found and it should give you an idea of what to look for. If the holes are on the inner circumference, they shou...
by gravy_train
Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 933
Views: 102250

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

Prepared for travel over land and water http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp269/Burra2a/County/15-03-11_004.jpg Had to take roof top tent off to fit them though. but blew this many fuses in 400km from an occasional hard to trace short circuit http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp269/Burra2a/County/...
by gravy_train
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: a Jarring revelation
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: a Jarring revelation

Further, the veges and fruits I have dried, if I want them to last a long time then I stop dehydrating them when they are crunchy, not chewy. Chewy means moisture, moisture means mould/rot. But once crunchy they reconstitute when cooking anyway.
by gravy_train
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: a Jarring revelation
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: a Jarring revelation

Hi, I dehydrated a fairly significant quantity of strawberries in late 2006. They have been stored in zip lock bags inside screw top glass coffee jars in a cupboard. There are still a few left, and have not changed in any way from the day they were dried. I tend to add them to breakfast cereal or de...
by gravy_train
Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 933
Views: 102250

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

Link to cheap RTT http://www.atecoequipment.com.au/default.asp?action=article&ID=141" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; But might not be helpful to most of you as the seller is based in Australia (Melbourne) Also, don't drive too close to the cliff. No real damage, roof bars took a scrap...
by gravy_train
Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 933
Views: 102250

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

Man i want one of them but.... 1. There fucking expensive. 2. My luck id have one to many and walk out of my tent. 1. You'd think they were fucking expensive, but this tent was on closeout special, $350au so cheaper than my lightweight hike tent. 2. If you choose the front door, you walk right out ...
by gravy_train
Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 933
Views: 102250

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

Added some accomodation

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and took it for a test drive

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by gravy_train
Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Beef jerky
Replies: 25
Views: 3582

Re: Beef jerky

My favourite dehydrated foods are Meat beef kangaroo >I generally use a beer based marinade, usually cajun, sweet chilli, English mustard or peppered; sometimes I have red wine and garlic. Eaten as is, used as stock in pasta or rice or the main ingrediant in a stew :) If you have to be careful with ...
by gravy_train
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please
Replies: 1754
Views: 496274

Re: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please

Thanks man, it's been a labor of love and hate. I've got too much money in it to sell it, but keeping it running right is sometimes expensive. If you ever think you want a Land Rover, go smash your thumb in a door a couple of times till the feeling passes. They are very capable vehicles but were de...
by gravy_train
Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6821
Views: 361036

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Bought a hatchet; Bought some asbestos-rated face masks; Put 10L of bottled water in my car; Checked/replenished all my vehicle's engine/transmission/battery/blinker fluids; Hoped the postie would deliver my Schrade 890T pocket knife, alas not yet; Fixed a tent pole that had a perished shock-cord; L...
by gravy_train
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: The Sky is Falling! My Account of Cat 4 Cyclone Yasi, so far
Replies: 33
Views: 2783

Re: The Sky is Falling! My Account of Cat 4 Cyclone Yasi, so

To give you an idea of the scale of TC Yasi compared to the USA and UK:


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(yeah, Australia is bigger than most people think)
by gravy_train
Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Gravy train from Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Gravy train from Australia

TC Yasi is nearly the size of QLD, and has a clean weather path due to TC Anthony! 220-270km/h winds, she'll have a lot of fury whenever/wherever she hits. Stay safe.

Oh yeah, thanks for the welcome 8)
by gravy_train
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:33 am
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Australians in the house FTW!
Replies: 443
Views: 36333

Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Hey hey its the Aussie's bar room, g'day all,

Anyone around Sydney doing the Warrior Dash in 2 weeks time?
http://warriordash.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I am. It looks silly fun. Or else killer hot.

Stay safe those near the multiple tropical cyclones...
by gravy_train
Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Snatch / Recovery Straps
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Re: Snatch / Recovery Straps

I have 3 snatch straps, I use an ARB 8000kg strap for my (just under 2 tonne) Land Rover http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp144/series3/Yalwal/CIMG1817.jpg (You shouldn't use snatch straps for towing, it wastes their elastic properties/wears them out, but it was all I had) This is the ARB705 strap...
by gravy_train
Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Gravy train from Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Gravy train from Australia

Hi guys, Thanks for the welcome. Grim, the first photo is on the track off the Newnes Plateau towards the Wolgan Valley, the second photo is the pine plantation part of Lidsdale State Forest. Both close to Lithgow. All the good Sydney tracks were closed years ago-Porter's Rd, Winchbreak Pass, Menai ...

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