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by EBuff75
Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Keychain Flashlights
Replies: 36
Views: 5394

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: 56467

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: 56467

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: 1053

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: 176032

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: 4327

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: 1156

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: 3431

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: 300

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: 1078

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: 4156

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: 1130

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: 1130

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: 3464

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: 1130

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: 3464

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: 6871

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
by EBuff75
Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Windsor Ontario
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Hello from Windsor Ontario

Welcome, from across the border! Looks like there is an inactive chapter in Ontario, but it looks like they tended to meet over by Niagra or in Toronto. You might be better off with the Michigan chapter, since a lot of us are here in the Detroit area. A fraternity brother of mine in college went by ...
by EBuff75
Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: New Emergency Vehicle Bag
Replies: 39
Views: 11939

Re: New Emergency Vehicle Bag

I just toss a case of water in my trunk and call it good. Haven't had any troubles yet this year, and I live in Michigan (currently 2 degrees this morning). I've been doing this for several years now and haven't had any leaks, although I do swap out the water about every six months. Hopefully this w...
by EBuff75
Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Retreat/home location?
Replies: 9
Views: 1297

Re: Retreat/home location?

If you're looking at Idaho, I might also suggest the Coeur d'Alene area. It shows up on lots of "best small town to live in" sort of lists, which has put it on a short list of places that I'd like to visit. It's only 30 mi from Spokane, WA too, so there's a larger city not far away for anything that...
by EBuff75
Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Travelling the western United States ~ Added Pics Page 2
Replies: 26
Views: 5061

Re: Travelling throughout the western United States

My parents just returned from a multi-week trip out west and one of the things that they learned was that the visitors guides that the states put out aren't much use. They were mainly full of ads for hotels, golf courses, and upscale restaurants. They had better luck just Googling the cities that th...
by EBuff75
Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Saltine crackers DO go rancid
Replies: 28
Views: 19504

Re: Saltine crackers DO go rancid

I found a package lurking in the back of my pantry recently and when I opened them to test one, it tasted like stale sawdust. I don't remember what brand it was, but it was one of the big national brands. The package was unopened, but several years past its use-by date. I had to go find something el...
by EBuff75
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Does anyone know the name of the book?
Replies: 5
Views: 1263

Re: Does anyone know the name of the book?

You can also try something like the Abe Books' BookSleuth forums. Find the right area (sci-fi in this case) and ask your question there. Be sure to give as much detail as you can, give your question a good descriptive title, and someone will probably be able to identify the book for you. I've used i...
by EBuff75
Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Just moved...
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

Re: Just moved...

Part of the issue might be that you're posting in the general area, rather than in the Michigan specific section (although I see that you did post some there as well). I'm in Redford, and I really do intend to actually make it to a meeting someday, I swear!

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