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by eugene
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Improving Cab Insulation
Replies: 22
Views: 3427

Re: Improving Cab Insulation

Ok, for those saying "can't", I did it therefore if I can then anyone else should be able to as well. The reflective bubble wrap stuff is reflective on both sides and only 1/4" thick. The vehicle body is two layers. In spaces like the A pillar there is a big bap between, but in places such as around...
by eugene
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Personal firearms inventory database.
Replies: 29
Views: 3467

Re: Personal firearms inventory database.

I use a spreadsheet or document instead of any specialized app, don't want to have to worry about the app not being available someday in the future.

I added a maintenance/service log for each.
by eugene
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Calculating your Threat Score
Replies: 24
Views: 3053

Re: Calculating your Threat Score

Application such as these deal with what is called "Fuzzy Logic". I'll let y'all research that. All I get is 'garbage in, garbage out' and the color 'blue' as a result after a billion data points were scrubbed for 'fuzzy logic'. https://willisz1988.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/zw-banner01.jpg?w=431&...
by eugene
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Improving Cab Insulation
Replies: 22
Views: 3427

Re: Improving Cab Insulation

I did my old S10 years ago. I used the aluminum covered bubble wrap stuff and aluminum dict tape. The aluminum bubble wrap stuff was $40 a roll but I put the rest in the attic when I was done. Use the aluminum tape as regular cloth duct tape the glue will soften in the summer. Pulled down the headli...
by eugene
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: When Are Firearms Too Old to Shoot Safely?
Replies: 31
Views: 3319

Re: When Are Firearms Too Old to Shoot Safely?

Well family heirlooms I'd think you would want to fire at least once just so you can say you did. That was why I wanted to get mine out just to shoot it once just to see what it was like. My grandfather gave it to me when I was 18 and later my parents explained that an old tradition was to pass down...
by eugene
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1216
Views: 117958

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

I used to use the factory boxes as well. I found that you can wrap them with clear shipping tape then labels can be put on and peeled off easier. I still have those first few factory boxes, stuck them in an old backpack and keep them just in case I'd overflow or run out of the plastic ones. I'm tryi...
by eugene
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Homestead concept
Replies: 36
Views: 3031

Re: The Homestead concept

Thats why I always preach against the "I'll bug in not bug out". No matter how well you have built up your place you still need to plan for the possibility of having to leave. We were in our first home for 14 years. I had remodeled everything, built the kitchen cabinets myself, redid most of the plu...
by eugene
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Your Furnance Just Died, What's Your Back Up?
Replies: 21
Views: 1997

Re: Your Furnance Just Died, What's Your Back Up?

I've two homes since 1995 and had to fix my furnace multiple times. First time was when we first moved in so I took the in-laws advice and called someone. $250 later bought a few drops of fan oil. So a few years later when it did it again I found I could put a few drops of mobile 1 engine oil with a...
by eugene
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: When Are Firearms Too Old to Shoot Safely?
Replies: 31
Views: 3319

Re: When Are Firearms Too Old to Shoot Safely?

If is doubt take to a gunsmith. I'm not normally a take it to someone kind of guy but when I pulled the old muzzleloader out that my grandfather passed down to me I took it to a gunsmith and let him make the first shot.
by eugene
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1216
Views: 117958

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

I made my own chart copying the one from the lee manual then added loads from other powder makers sites. I then made up a log file and print labels out and attach to each box. I use OpenOffice so I don't have to worry about any license issues and can therefore have as many copies as I want. I also s...
by eugene
Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Best uses for a spare revolver?
Replies: 17
Views: 954

Re: Best uses for a spare revolver?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury%28II%29_fulminate That's what's used in the older primers and older surplus ammo. Modern primers use Lead Styphnate, which is much less corrosive but (duh) contains Lead, therefore not the smartest stuff to inhale. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_styphnate N...
by eugene
Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags
Replies: 70
Views: 4782

Re: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags

One 12 round magazine in the pistol, another 12 round spare.

When traveling to the Farm, 4 more magazines in the backpack.
by eugene
Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Pistols as primary
Replies: 81
Views: 15814

Re: Pistols as primary

zero, Personally I am not a fan of the AR-7, so I purchased a 10/22 TD model. As to .22LR being the survival rifle, maybe you'll want to look into air rifles. There's a whole thread on here discussing them: https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=114460&hilit=air+rifle Yes, they ar...
by eugene
Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Guy In Maryland with DC wiring and machining experience
Replies: 17
Views: 1459

Re: New Guy In Maryland with DC wiring and machining experie

I'm looking for a small fuse panel like the blue sea ones but the newer miniATC fuses instead of the bigger ATC fuses.. These folks have great prices. Let me know if you need help. Roy http://www.waytekwire.com/products/ http://www.waytekwire.com/item/45607/MINI-ATM-FUSE-BLOCK/ I've seen that one, ...
by eugene
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Guy In Maryland with DC wiring and machining experience
Replies: 17
Views: 1459

Re: New Guy In Maryland with DC wiring and machining experie

I'm looking for a small fuse panel like the blue sea ones but the newer miniATC fuses instead of the bigger ATC fuses..
by eugene
Sun May 31, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: General BOV Research.
Replies: 17
Views: 1782

Re: General BOV Research.

Another of these Toyota/Glock/Apple is better than the rest threads? Lets see, Toyota's pickups get the worst gas mileage out of all of them, cost more to buy, cost more to repair and maintain and require more maintenance (planned maintenance IMHO is still downtime just like breakdowns so it affects...
by eugene
Fri May 22, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Truck as Generator?
Replies: 19
Views: 2706

Re: Truck as Generator?

One other issue is you'll need to run at more than idle. Alternators on vehicles put out a minimal amount of voltage at idle, you'll need to move up to usually around 2000 rpm to get full power which will also use more fuel.
by eugene
Sat May 16, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: 9mm Ammo on sale at Midway
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: 9mm Ammo on sale at Midway

Kind of high for crappy stuff. I roll my own for .11/round without even trying to be cheap.
by eugene
Tue May 12, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Portable Range?
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

Re: Portable Range?

I just tie clothesline between two trees and clip the targets to that.
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by eugene
Sat May 09, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: painiac's Essential Guide to Android, 2014 Edition
Replies: 72
Views: 14523

Re: painiac's Essential Guide to Android, 2014 Edition

And really AndropenOffice is what makes it workable. If I were using some app then I couldn't access the data from my laptop. But using standard spreadsheets I can edit the data on any number of devices. Well and Owncloud for the syncing across them all.
by eugene
Fri May 08, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: painiac's Essential Guide to Android, 2014 Edition
Replies: 72
Views: 14523

Re: painiac's Essential Guide to Android, 2014 Edition

Yes I prefer to edit on a laptop but for small edits my tablet works. This is things like updating count in a prep inventory spreadsheet, or making notes on the reloading log.
by eugene
Thu May 07, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How \ Where do you store your magazines?
Replies: 31
Views: 4184

Re: How \ Where do you store your magazines?

I only have 3 mags for the AR7 so far and those are stored in it. The M&P9C I have 10 mags, one in it and a second in the holster, then I have 6 more in dual mag pouches on a MOLLE belt panel. This way the Panel with 6 mags stays with the BOB but can be swapped into the range bag or another pack as ...
by eugene
Wed May 06, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: painiac's Essential Guide to Android, 2014 Edition
Replies: 72
Views: 14523

Re: painiac's Essential Guide to Android, 2014 Edition

I try to keep my phone small as the trend now is to make the screen bigger and the high resolution displays work the processor and gpu harder. I went back to small phone myself after getting a tablet a year ago. I never wanted a tablet until AndrOpenOffice, that was the killer app for me. Now that ...
by eugene
Wed May 06, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: [Boss me around] What to look for as an urban homebuyer
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Re: [Boss me around] What to look for as an urban homebuyer

The most important is location. Don't let the realtor/friends/family talk you into the nicer house in the older neighborhood as those old people will move away/die and someone will buy their house to rent. We ended up with a nice house in the ghetto after a decade and if you add up all the $ I put i...

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