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by EBuff75
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tiny Radio
Replies: 14
Views: 2385

Re: Tiny Radio

I've got an Optimus 12.610 which is about the same size as this Kaito KA200 . No weather band, but it's pretty small and uses AAA batteries. Mine doesn't have a built-in antenna like the Kaito, but comes with a wire antenna which plugs into the headphone jack (if you have headphones it uses those as...
by EBuff75
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New reviews from Gearlabs for solar panels 2017.
Replies: 9
Views: 2276

Re: New reviews from Gearlabs for solar panels 2017.

When I couldn't find the Anker panels in stock earlier this summer, I bought a RAVPower 24watt panel instead. I've purchased items from both companies and had very good luck with them - no failures of any kind to date. The panel seems to work just fine, although I haven't done anything more than at-...
by EBuff75
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Eye Glasses & recomendations
Replies: 25
Views: 5108

Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Mil-spec ballistic eyewear with a strap ought to do it! Keeping them from fogging usually has to do with how closely they fit / airflow around them. I have some goggles for outdoor sports (motorcycle, shooting, etc) which have a foam liner to seal them. Unfortunately, that makes them fog up right aw...
by EBuff75
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: The Day of EDC Victory
Replies: 225
Views: 54217

Re: The Day of EDC Victory

At my company (IT sector) I'd guess that probably half the people there carry some type of knife, even if it's just a keychain Swiss Army Knife. No prohibition that I've found in our policies there (yes, I checked) and I've seen a number of people whip out some fairly nice knives to cut up food or o...
by EBuff75
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Videos to convert non-preppers
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

Re: Videos to convert non-preppers

My friends/family and I will sometimes discuss movies after we've watched them, but I sort of keep it to a light touch on the topic, since none of them are really "preppers". I've had more luck with sort of "stealth prepping" them via gifts for birthdays and such. Flashlights, knives, waterproof bla...
by EBuff75
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Michigan!
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

Re: Hello from Michigan!

Welcome, from a fellow Michigander!
by EBuff75
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: The Day of EDC Victory
Replies: 225
Views: 54217

Re: The Day of EDC Victory

Thought I'd resurrect this post, since it hasn't been active in a while. Several years ago I made emergency kits for some friends. They were around $80-90 each, and have a variety of items in them. Basic tools, first aid items, toiletries, flashlight, garbage bags, duct tape, state map, and lots oth...
by EBuff75
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Power Soil Screen
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Re: Power Soil Screen

If you look up DIY rock separator, rock grizzly, rotary screen separator, trommel screen, etc. you'll find all sorts of designs. Simple ones are just like a big colander which lets dirt through and screens out bigger stuff. If you want to separate them by sizes, then you have to think of it like a c...
by EBuff75
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New Car/SUV/Truck
Replies: 22
Views: 3173

Re: New Car/SUV/Truck

If you're really interested in the Ranger or the Bronco, you might consider buying an interim vehicle just to last you until they're released and you can buy what you're actually interested in. To that end, it might make sense to look at used vehicles which hold their value well, like a Toyota or Su...
by EBuff75
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for reviews of compact binoculars?
Replies: 20
Views: 1532

Re: Looking for reviews of compact binoculars?

Question, did you read the Optics Planet article on choosing compact binoculars, because they do have one that is specific to that type. https://www.opticsplanet.com/howto/how-to-choose-buy-compact-binoculars.html There are some recommendations for binos in the article for three different categories...
by EBuff75
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for thoughts on a knife...
Replies: 24
Views: 2230

Re: Looking for thoughts on a knife...

A Buck Selkirk 0863BRS might fit your requirements as well. I can't really speak to it as far as durability and such - I bought one just because it was purty! :) It feels pretty solid and has a nice edge on it. It has a full tang with a cross-hatched pommel that can be used for hammering. It's sort ...
by EBuff75
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Blueberries
Replies: 15
Views: 1221

Re: Blueberries

My parents are lucky enough to have quite a few wild blueberry bushes on their property here in Michigan. The y taste about the same as the farmed ones, but they're much smaller (pencil eraser sized), so it takes a long time to pick any appreciable amount. The nice thing about wild ones though, is t...
by EBuff75
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: in cab storage and organization
Replies: 3
Views: 1937

Re: in cab storage and organization

What model of vehicle? I seem to recall a thread from a few years back about a storage bin that fit into some Ford pickups in the space where a winch could go behind the front bumper.
by EBuff75
Thu May 24, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: FLOODED TEXAS PLANT IN DANGER OF EXPLODING
Replies: 17
Views: 2419

Re: FLOODED TEXAS PLANT IN DANGER OF EXPLODING

I've never watched one of these videos before. Are they all this well produced? This was more like an episode of some type of "critical incident" tv show. I just subscribed to the channel on YouTube. After watching it, I've got to give major kudos to the ride-out crew at that plant. It sounds like t...
by EBuff75
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ran for my life out of the woods.
Replies: 20
Views: 2863

Re: Ran for my life out of the woods.

You know, when I opened this thread to read it, I was really hoping for a story involving sasquatch... :crazy:
by EBuff75
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Going to Disney, what do I take?
Replies: 14
Views: 6112

Re: Going to Disney, what do I take?

Disney and Orlando area attractions are using TSA type scanning and metal detectors IIRC. So bring only that which the TSA would allow. Forgot to mention, Universal works pretty much like the airport - empty your pockets and put all bags through the scanner, then you go through a metal detector. My...
by EBuff75
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Going to Disney, what do I take?
Replies: 14
Views: 6112

Re: Going to Disney, what do I take?

Just got back yesterday from a family trip there. I don't have kids, but my brother has two, so I tried to do some preps that might be useful for them and stuff that would just be useful in general. Things that I brought which ended up being useful: notebook/sharpie for character autographs (my brot...
by EBuff75
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Michigan
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: Greetings from Michigan

Greetings from another Michigander, and welcome to the forum!
by EBuff75
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Simplify 4x4 for BOV?
Replies: 28
Views: 3831

Re: Simplify 4x4 for BOV?

Check out the Expedition Portal forums for more builds than you'll ever have time to read! http://forum.expeditionportal.com/ There are people out there doing just about any kind of off-road builds that you can imagine. From cheap minimalist builds, right up to professional rigs that run well into t...
by EBuff75
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: RVs
Replies: 62
Views: 12177

Re: RVs

There was a 1994 Revcon Trailblazer for sale on eBay recently (sale ended yesterday), but it's quite pricey! Starting bid was $45,000 and it's a Class C, but it's a pretty amazing looking rig! It didn't receive any bids and the links on the page point to a listing that goes back almost 3 years, so i...
by EBuff75
Wed May 03, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Exeprience with Armytek's 18650 headlamp (Woods Walker?)?
Replies: 24
Views: 2411

Re: Exeprience with Armytek's 18650 headlamp (Woods Walker?)

I've got a Wizard Pro v2 XM-L2 (Warm) that I've used quite a bit around the house. So far I've mainly used it for doing yard work at night, or working on my truck. I actually bought it to have someting to use in case our CERT gets called out for search and rescue, but (fortunately) it hasn't been ne...
by EBuff75
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?
Replies: 31
Views: 5617

Re: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?

I'm a CERT member, but I don't have any specialized training or skills within it. I have picked up the nickname "MacGyver" though, since I tend to be a bit better prepared than most! The big one for me is that I'm a Municipal Liaison (ML) for the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). If you're n...
by EBuff75
Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: The DoomRunner is dead, all hail the DoomRunner XL!
Replies: 18
Views: 3747

Re: The DoomRunner is dead, all hail the DoomRunner XL!

"If true" are the most important words here. It all LOOKED very clean, not beat to death or worn out, but until we can get him fired up for the first time there is no guarantee I haven't just bought a $4500 planter box. So true! The Suburban I bought this summer turned out to have much more wrong w...
by EBuff75
Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Looking for a pocket spotlight
Replies: 20
Views: 3761

Re: Looking for a pocket spotlight

This is my EDC flashlight: http://www.zebralight.com/SC600-Mk-III-18650-XHP35-Flashlight-Cool-White_p_174.html It's a floody beam, but VERY bright! You would have to get some 18650 batteries and a charger though. I don't believe that CR123a batteries will work in it, since it has extremely tight tol...

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