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by eugene
Sat May 20, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Any kids bags?
Replies: 18
Views: 2690

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: 14505

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: 1003
Views: 82340

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: 2473

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: 2473

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: 1178

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: 14491

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: 14491

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: 14491

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: 2525

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.
by eugene
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Cost of getting into reloading?
Replies: 9
Views: 1087

Re: Cost of getting into reloading?

They are handy. I still use mine if I want to take some test some on the farm, I can load right there. Somewhere on the forum I have pics of my portable setup, its the BORK (Bug Out Reloading Kit)
by eugene
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Cost of getting into reloading?
Replies: 9
Views: 1087

Re: Cost of getting into reloading?

I started with the lee hand press myself. That and the 4 die set, powder dippers, I already had capilers so I ended up around $200.
by eugene
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Feedback on BOB plan-First Draft
Replies: 26
Views: 2525

Re: Feedback on BOB plan-First Draft

Your EDC documents such as drivers license, credit cards, etc should be in a wallet and when not using that wallet (sleeping at night) you put it in a pocket of your BOB. This was if you have to evac in less than a minute you have it. The rest of the important documents I keep in a zipper binder in ...
by eugene
Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Washing a backpack?
Replies: 15
Views: 2014

Re: Washing a backpack?

I've washed mine in the washing machine before. A front loader it will come out fine, a top loader the center tends to push it up and they can drag on the door opening then.
by eugene
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Short Term Power backup for modem/router
Replies: 31
Views: 6252

Re: Short Term Power backup for modem/router

If you lose power to your house do you know if your connection to the Internet provider will be backed up? Also ask them how long it will stay up. The other end has a UPS, they don't want to take the customer complaints if their end looses power for 15 minutes and people can't get to their facebook...
by eugene
Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Best keychain flashlight
Replies: 31
Views: 9313

Re: Best keychain flashlight

I went back to the maglite solitaire now that they are led.
by eugene
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Critique my BoL Plans
Replies: 21
Views: 2781

Re: Critique my BoL Plans

You also need to check out the soil quality. Work with your local department of AG to get samples of any land you are interested in. You might find out the low priced land you wanted won't grow enough to support you.
by eugene
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: When TV shows and movies get it wrong
Replies: 89
Views: 10182

Re: When TV shows and movies get it wrong

Here's one that really made me say "What the actual fuck?": In the Criminal Minds episode "Identity", there comes a part where one of the agents picks up an empty case and says "7.62, an assault rifle round", and if that wasn't bad enough, when the episode actually shows the bad guy's weapon, it is...
by eugene
Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 9mm Diameter
Replies: 19
Views: 1592

Re: 9mm Diameter

Ruger has a revolver with an interchangeable cylinder that will do 9mm and .357, its on my want list.
by eugene
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Reloading - things I wish I knew before.
Replies: 15
Views: 2081

Re: Reloading - things I wish I knew before.

I dry clean in the tumbler with walnut before depriming as I shoot on my farm so most of it has been in the dirt. Then I'll went clean afterward. I try to clean/deprime/clean/measure/trim after each trip. Then I have about half my brass primed and ready so I can just load quick if I want and about h...
by eugene
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New overland/BOV rig
Replies: 17
Views: 3390

Re: New overland/BOV rig

IIRC the suburbans/tahoe was available with a diesel option. The factory diesel has two batteries and they are paralleled by a big solenoid when starting and a smaller charge wire when not starting. For my truck I bought the factory second battery tray and then a sure power 1314 separator. This sepa...
by eugene
Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Summer INCH and bug out...but now it's winter. WWYD?
Replies: 14
Views: 1550

Re: Summer INCH and bug out...but now it's winter. WWYD?

Thats why I have the layered approach. My GHB has clothing for the season, the INCH has the off season clothes. As the seasons change I swap.
by eugene
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Torn over .22lr takedown rifle
Replies: 19
Views: 2469

Re: Torn over .22lr takedown rifle

Hickok45 just posted up a video review of the latest rendition of the AR7. Looks like they have fixed my number one gripe - the little plastic locating lug that orients the barrel to the receiver has been replaced with a steel pin. This is what I'm going to do to mine to replace the plastic lug tha...
by eugene
Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Looking for advice on socks
Replies: 17
Views: 1854

Re: Looking for advice on socks

Wigwam is another USA made brand with a wide selection.

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