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by EBuff75
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Winter Beater & BOV
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Re: Winter Beater & BOV

I've broached the topic with a friend of mine who does welding ("hey, it would make a good project for one of your welding classes"), but she wasn't really interested. Earlier on we did talk a bit about me possibly helping fund some welding equipment for her in exchange for work on the truck, but th...
by EBuff75
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Keychain Flashlights
Replies: 36
Views: 5125

Re: Keychain Flashlights

I've been carrying an Olight i3s on my keychain for a few months now. Plenty bright for a little AAA light (80 lumens on high). It uses a twisty interface and thus far I haven't had it come on in my pocket. Jinxed myself by saying this! I was working security for a local Oktoberfest event last week...
by EBuff75
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Winter Beater & BOV
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Re: Winter Beater & BOV

Hah! :clap: Okay, I'm not sure that I want to go quite that down-market for new bumpers! I just don't want to pay $1000+ apiece for offroad bumpers. For that matter, maybe I could just tape a couple of my flashlights onto the hood in place of the headlights. They'd probably be brighter (although tha...
by EBuff75
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 11th hour disaster preps/Huh, didn't know I had that
Replies: 17
Views: 1962

Re: 11th hour disaster preps/Huh, didn't know I had that

Granted, I don't live in a hurricane zone, but I've been thinking about these sort of things for years, so here's my $.02 Ensure all batteries are recharged - cell, flashlight, portable radio, etc. Additional batteries to make sure are charged/changed: Top up spare rechargeable batteries to ensure t...
by EBuff75
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Clown Madness
Replies: 29
Views: 2849

Re: Clown Madness

Three incidents here in the Detroit area in the last few days: A robbery by someone in a clown costume; a boy was grabbed and cut by one with a knife; and two women were accosted by a group of clowns with baseball bats. I'd bet that all these were regular criminals just taking advantage of the curre...
by EBuff75
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Winter Beater & BOV
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Winter Beater & BOV

Finally picked something up that's a bit more winter-worthy than my Mazda 3 hatchback - a 2004 Chevy Suburban Z71 with 4wd. It's rusty, but at least it's rusty... Yeah, it's been a bit of a money pit so far. Everything that my mechanic and I thought was wrong... was. Most of it on the extreme bad en...
by EBuff75
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: The Day of EDC Victory
Replies: 225
Views: 54217

Re: The Day of EDC Victory

I went to a friend's wedding reception at a lake this past weekend (very casual, swim suits and flip-flops kind of event). Because of limited parking, he had a shuttle taking people between the party and their cars, so I wasn't going to have all the gear I normally carry around. I packed a bag with ...
by EBuff75
Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Keychain Flashlights
Replies: 36
Views: 5125

Re: Keychain Flashlights

I've been carrying an Olight i3s on my keychain for a few months now. Plenty bright for a little AAA light (80 lumens on high). It uses a twisty interface and thus far I haven't had it come on in my pocket. The brightness level order is Medium (20L) > High (80L) > Moonlight (0.5L) > Strobe, with it ...
by EBuff75
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: The Day of EDC Victory
Replies: 225
Views: 54217

Re: The Day of EDC Victory

Just had another one last night. I was with some friends at the bar when the power went out, leaving the back room where we were seated fairly dim (there was one emergency light illuminating it). I carry a Zebralight SC600 MkIII which I got out and turned on, placing it on its tail so that it was ai...
by EBuff75
Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: The Day of EDC Victory
Replies: 225
Views: 54217

Re: The Day of EDC Victory

At my job, the only part of our desks that lock is a small overhead bin. I don't use mine for anything, but the woman next to me wanted to lock her purse up in hers. Unfortunately, when we looked at her lock, we found that it was missing the hook that latches the bin shut. I checked mine and it was ...
by EBuff75
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My BOV
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: My BOV

One of the ZS005 guys has a cool truck box he sells (I believe it'll fit your head if it's not a 2014 or newer). It fits in the engine compartment, he also added a couple boxes under the frame (for batteries) but you could stir your gear there so it's hidden and not easily stolen. I believe you mea...
by EBuff75
Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!
Replies: 1310
Views: 173040

Re: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!

I printed each page to .pdf and then merged them all into a single document (link below) for those who would like a copy of this thread for themselves. Sorry that the post numbers don't show, but that option appears to be turned off right now on the boards, regardless of the board style being used. ...
by EBuff75
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: I would like some SHTF/Survival novel recommendations.
Replies: 17
Views: 3997

Re: I would like some SHTF/Survival novel recommendations.

Since you started this off talking about YA books, how about if I add to that list! I'm in my 40s and have no qualms about saying that I read and enjoy YA stuff right alongside "serious adult books." I went in the other room and dug out some YA books that I have with similar themes and I'll list the...
by EBuff75
Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: It looks weird but cool at the same time The Swincar
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: It looks weird but cool at the same time The Swincar

I don't think that the price has officially been set yet, but I did find this article that claims it's going to be around 10,000 Euro ($11,250 USD). http://www.coolhunting.com/design/swincar-spider-electric Their website doesn't have a lot of information (I used Google Translate to read it in Englis...
by EBuff75
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Solar powered watch
Replies: 33
Views: 3287

Re: Solar powered watch

Another one here for the Casio Pathfinder. Mine is a PAG240 ("Pathfinder" Triple Sensor Multi-Function Sport Watch) that I got about a year and a half ago. Sometimes I'll take it off and sit it on my desk at work to see what the office temperature is that day. :) Initially it had some issues with th...
by EBuff75
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie from Great Lake State
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Newbie from Great Lake State

Welcome!
by EBuff75
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Estate buckshot
Replies: 7
Views: 1029

Re: Estate buckshot

I bought a case of that this week too. Hoping to get out to a friend's cabin in a few months to get to shoot some of it!
by EBuff75
Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Family Bug Out Bags, discouraged and could use some advice.
Replies: 26
Views: 3955

Re: Family Bug Out Bags, discouraged and could use some advi

Speaking of the Radio Flyer, there are folding / collapsible wagons out there that might work for you (since you want something that could fit into a car). Here's just one example on Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00GT2VMAU You can get them with or without the sun shade, or the storage bin, etc, depending...
by EBuff75
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Flooding in Detroit Area
Replies: 15
Views: 1033

Re: Flooding in Detroit Area

Side note: My dad who has done auto sales for years shared this tip with me after hurricane Katrina. Pull the seat belt out and look for a waterline. If a car had been submerged someone may fixed up a lot of the obvious signs but almost never replaces the seat belt. That's a really great tip! I've ...
by EBuff75
Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Flooding in Detroit Area
Replies: 15
Views: 1033

Re: Flooding in Detroit Area

Something I realized from this is that I need to consider the possibility of basement flooding for my preps. Mine is dry, but there are people in the area who had theirs flood. I do have a sump pump, but not a generator, so if the power went out, it wouldn't be able to do anything. Also, the basemen...
by EBuff75
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Basement prepping
Replies: 41
Views: 3290

Re: Basement prepping

Sorry, let me clarify. I wasn't meaning that the basement would be self-heating, or that it would be as warm as you might normally be used to. But if you're using just a portion of the basement that is walled off from the rest, then it can be fully insulated, with the additional advantage of it bein...
by EBuff75
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Flooding in Detroit Area
Replies: 15
Views: 1033

Flooding in Detroit Area

This hasn't gotten much coverage outside of the local area (at least not that I've seen) but Detroit and its suburbs received between 2-6 inches of rain this past Monday afternoon and evening and it's had a fairly catastrophic effect locally. Thousands of houses and/or basements were flooded and the...
by EBuff75
Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Basement prepping
Replies: 41
Views: 3290

Re: Basement prepping

Just insulating your basement should make a significant dent in your heating concerns. Below-grade basements will tend to stay warmer than the outside air during the winter anyway. My father (retired mechanical engineer) suggested leaving my basement door open to get at least some convection heating...
by EBuff75
Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: So someone is rattling my doors on a regular basis.
Replies: 85
Views: 6608

Re: So someone is rattling my doors on a regular basis.

There are also inexpensive wireless motion-sensors that could be set up near the door. Then if someone approaches, it would set off an alarm inside letting you know that there is something outside. Here's one example with two transmitters and a receiver for $27: http://amzn.com/B00JR2V0SS

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