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by eugene
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Truck Cap
Replies: 7
Views: 2065

Re: Truck Cap

I've had a couple and prefer the ones that are taller than the cab because they are easier to move around inside. I bought a roof rack from an SUV that matched my truck and bolted it to the top of the cap, just drilled through and sealed it good. I bought a couple dome lights from the suvs and vans ...
by eugene
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6915
Views: 435710

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Loaded a couple hundred rounds of ammo for the next range trip.

Bought some heavier dumbbells and started week three of the routine I'm following. Started doing some core/cardio in between weight days,
by eugene
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6915
Views: 435710

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Completed week 1 of http://www.weightrainer.net/training/beginners.html might not seem like much but I've been a cubicle worker for over a decade and it shows. Between walking at work a smallish workout routine its a start. I had a couple 20lb dumbells I use and for the donkey squat I pull some thin...
by eugene
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Long term setback test of reloaded ammo in BOB/INCH
Replies: 16
Views: 2455

Re: Long term setback test of reloaded ammo in BOB/INCH

FWIW, I pulled the mag out of my BOB today, ~ 3 year and several trips later and none of them have setback at all, COAL measured exactly as it did when I put them in. Yes there are other tests I could have ran such as repeatedly chambering but that has been known to cause setback even in factory amm...
by eugene
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Absolute minimum
Replies: 16
Views: 2580

Re: Absolute minimum

I didn't include my pistol and spare mag in my minimal bag since I carry it separately. Add some change too, a couple $ in quarters to use a vending machine. If you have space a spare pair of socks in case you step in a puddle. I carry separate from first aid a couple caffeine pills, you could keep ...
by eugene
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Absolute minimum
Replies: 16
Views: 2580

Re: Absolute minimum

For a basic tool kit I'd throw in a leatherman or similar to replace the listed tools, it will do 99% of what the separate tools will and take less space. For phone charging I'd throw in a battery pack as well. I use a fuel+ because it does pass through charging (surprisingly not many do that) so yo...
by eugene
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Building a BOBike
Replies: 59
Views: 20103

Re: Building a BOBike

poll only allows one choice but I have two.

I have a mountain bike
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and a hybrid
by eugene
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Prepare Magazine's "R.E.D. Book"
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: Prepare Magazine's "R.E.D. Book"

This site has similar http://www.theplacewithnoname.com/blogs/klessons/p/0006.html I broke mine down by family member, one zipper binder has all the shared stuff then a folder inside for each person. That way when I needed documents for just my son I could take his out and take it with us and leave ...
by eugene
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Twitter Provides Us a Timely Reminder on Gun Ownership
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Re: Twitter Provides Us a Timely Reminder on Gun Ownership

, arguing that there is a difference between “looting” and grabbing food and supplies to survive a devastating emergency. [/quote] This is a messy situation. One one hand what if you were the store owner and part of your preps was to use food in the store as part of your stock in an emergency, now ...
by eugene
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bus into home?
Replies: 16
Views: 2740

Re: Bus into home?

A cardboard template is common in wooddorking. Things I would improve over his build are not using household electrical. Those are big and bulky (switches, etc) and are not made to take vibrations and shaking you get in a vehicle. When I re-wired my camper I used all 12v automotive parts. Seeing whe...
by eugene
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bus into home?
Replies: 16
Views: 2740

Re: Bus into home?

When you (op) says apartment prices are rising makes me think your in an urban area. The biggest issue you will run into then is going to be parking your rv (bus or otherwise), most towns will have rules against rv living.
by eugene
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1212
Views: 115755

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Yes, the finger joints I use a jig I made for my router table to make them. These didn't turn out quite perfect, I found the cherry I have to back with scrap to prevent tearout http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn275/eugenenine/2016%20woodworking/IMG_20161127_1720468.jpg That little box I made from...
by eugene
Tue May 30, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1212
Views: 115755

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

I had my press in the garage but its so dusty out there I remove it. Without space for a bench in the house I started thinking smaller. After making my son a Minecraft chest then copying it for my powder chest I started on a small portable ammo crafting table of similar dimensions. First the Minecra...
by eugene
Sun May 21, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: The Riding Mower Bailout
Replies: 19
Views: 2878

Re: The Riding Mower Bailout

Stercutus wrote: designed to be driven off road in lawn like conditions.
This is the key, most lawn mowers/tractors won't do well off of a smooth surface. You would be better off with a small tractor (a real farm/garden tractor)
by eugene
Sat May 20, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Any kids bags?
Replies: 18
Views: 3002

Re: Any kids bags?

Ours both had camelbak's around 4. I need to upgrade my daughters to the bigger one as hers is the smaller of the two kids styles they sell.
We have them for us and kids just naturally wanted their own after seeing us use them all the time.
by eugene
Wed May 17, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: RVs
Replies: 62
Views: 18095

Re: RVs

There are pluses and minuses. If you live in a city there might be laws against storing one at your house so you have to pay for and have one located at a storage place. Also depending on local laws you may have extra taxes, registration, etc. Extra maintenance, an engine and drivetrain that sits fo...
by eugene
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 1057
Views: 104098

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

Although I work in IT, I graduated college with a degree in Electronic Engineering and was a member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
In other words I have the skills so that when the robots take over I will be qualified to change their bed pans.
by eugene
Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Lone Wolf? - THE OSU -
Replies: 27
Views: 2846

Re: Lone Wolf? - THE OSU -

I'm mixed on this. Yes texting right away may have helped but texting 'shooter' when there wasn't a shooter could have caused additional panic which could have caused other issues. Active attacker, active incident, etc may have been better.
by eugene
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Lone Wolf? - THE OSU -
Replies: 27
Views: 2846

Re: Shooter? - THE OSU -

And it wasn't a shooter either. In-accurate alerts by those in charge leads to distrust of those in charge and complacency when later future alerts are issued. Very similar situation to NOLA where one alert finally came true but many people had been used to so many false alerts they ignored it until...
by eugene
Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Anybody running dual batteries?
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

Re: Anybody running dual batteries?

I have been for years. I used to use an isolator but when one of the bolts rusted off I replaced it with a smart separator. The full size GM trucks/suv's have a space for a second battery if you have the diesel and a separator relay engages with the starter to parallel them for more current when sta...
by eugene
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Cart Resource Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 17915

Re: Bug Out Cart Resource Thread

do you have any larger or more recent pictures? Like I said I've got my own tagalong project planned and haven't found that many examples out there so I'd love to see more of yours. http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn275/eugenenine/Bike/th_2010-04-12174328.jpg Went from that for my son and my dau...
by eugene
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Cart Resource Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 17915

Re: Bug Out Cart Resource Thread

You could easily adapt the one wheel to be a bike trailer. I'm thinking I might adapt my bike trailer to be a cart should I have to abandon the bike: I would think just adding a cross bar to the end that connects to the bike (tougne? stinger?) would do it. Is it a folding model? If it folds in fron...
by eugene
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Cart Resource Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 17915

Re: Bug Out Cart Resource Thread

You could easily adapt the one wheel to be a bike trailer. I'm thinking I might adapt my bike trailer to be a cart should I have to abandon the bike:

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by eugene
Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Feedback on BOB plan-First Draft
Replies: 26
Views: 3088

Re: Feedback on BOB plan-First Draft

Always look for phones that can support wireless charging. Saves the wear on the port, then you have it as a backup. Plugging in a cord is something I won't go back to.

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