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by eugene
Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: reminder: Check the Ni-MH rechargable batteries in your BOB
Replies: 13
Views: 1730

Because the slow-discharge batteries are super expensive, and are still made with the same chemistry that causes ni-MH self-discharge. Have you actually let some sit and then done a capacity test on them after a year, or are you just taking their marketing materials at face value? I've seen the tec...
by eugene
Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: reminder: Check the Ni-MH rechargable batteries in your BOB
Replies: 13
Views: 1730

I am going that route now for my bib bob, but several power pole connectors and some wire already. I'm using a MAHA c401FS which has a 12v automotive plug. Same with my other gear, everything can run automotive style so its a simple matter to replace those old cig adapters with smaller more robust p...
by eugene
Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: reminder: Check the Ni-MH rechargable batteries in your BOB
Replies: 13
Views: 1730

I had also given up on re-chargeable batteries for the same self discharge reasons and switched back to alkaline and lithium for a few years. Then I heard about ones such as Eneloop and tried them and they do actually work. Using those and a decent MAHA charger I charge only after use or every seaso...
by eugene
Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Basic Tool Kits
Replies: 55
Views: 5745

When I moved out from my parents house years ago dad bought me one of those toolboxes that sits behind the seat of a truck and some tools for it, that box was stolen but ever since then I've carried tools just in case. I've went from a hard box to a wrench roll and tool roll. They are nice canvas wi...
by eugene
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: So my tailgate just fell off...
Replies: 27
Views: 2849

A good trick for security (after a local dealer had all their tailgates stolen) is to put a hose clamp around the hinge on the side where it comes out, that way even if it does pivot to the release it won't come out.
by eugene
Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Crank flashlight/radios
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

Even without power they are a gimmick. Most are cheap chinese junk, most have some sort of internal battery that can go bad from sitting too long. there are a few decent ones but nothing special. I am standardizing on AA batteries. Sanyo Eneloop low self discharge are my standard now with some of my...
by eugene
Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: GMRS and CB combo radio?
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

FCC forbids it and the only thing in common would be power supply and audio amp section, the rest is all different.
by eugene
Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bringing things to the table: What do you have to offer?
Replies: 217
Views: 16891

I am one who thinks you should be able to do everything, IMHO when TSHTF you are not going to be able to call AAA to change your tire or a plumber to fix your leak. So I learn to do everything. 1. Computers, build them, fix them, Windows Linux, etc 2. Cars, always do my own maintenance so I know its...
by eugene
Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Building a PAW ready home: Topic #249 - Flooring
Replies: 19
Views: 2061

I put down some armstrong flooring in my kitchen a few years ago. Its made like the wood floors above but in large planks measuring 15" x 14" that look like three tiles each. No glue is required but you can glue it to make it more water proof. It took nine rows and two evenings for me to lay it, ver...
by eugene
Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Dont we need 1,2 or 3 BOB's
Replies: 22
Views: 2024

It all depends on how you define BOB. I have a GHB in my truck so if something happens at work then I get home. Next I have your typical 3 day bob at home and that goes with us on overnight trips with gear that we might need to get home from wherever we are staying as well. If I have to bug out then...
by eugene
Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: bugging out in central Ohio?
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Thought I'd post as I'm in central Ohio as well. First question is why are you bugging out? Without a planned place to go then things would have to get pretty bad to make bugging out an option. I have family and land in another state and am within Columbus city limits and have gov supported neighbor...

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