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by taipan821
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Prepping News
Topic: Australia becoming a NAS
Replies: 3
Views: 2765

Re: Australia becoming a NAS

It is highly unlikely Australia will go nuclear, even more unlikely we'll make nuclear weapons. We've already had the british drop both atomic and hydrogen bombs on us. with regards to pacific, we're sort of in a bad place. China is our biggest economic ally, America is our biggest military ally. mi...
by taipan821
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Question Regarding USA
Replies: 11
Views: 3696

Re: Question Regarding USA

I'd say Isuzu is far more common then Mitsu Fusos, but the caveat there is that a 4x4 Isuzu is virtually non-existent while almost half the fusos I see are 4x4, so for that particular variant going Mitsubishi might be wise. If 2wd is fine then Isuzu all the way. Ivecos are sweet, but I've never act...
by taipan821
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Question Regarding USA
Replies: 11
Views: 3696

Re: Question Regarding USA

RickOShea wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:00 pm

Not to mention the extra hassle of having to drive around the U.S. with the steering wheel on the wrong side. :rofl:
No, Our steering wheel is on the right side :clap: you lot just drive on the wrong side.
by taipan821
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Question Regarding USA
Replies: 11
Views: 3696

Re: Question Regarding USA

I'm mainly looking to see how common they are. If they are common vehicles, it means parts would be readily available. Not intending to buy in US, but I want to narrow down vehicle choice
by taipan821
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Question Regarding USA
Replies: 11
Views: 3696

Question Regarding USA

Hi all I'm in the early stages of planning a touring setup to better explore Australia. One of my dreams is to take this vehicle and explore other continents. My vehicle choice is being limited to a light commercial 4x4 truck (Iveco Daily 4x4, Isuzu, Fuso Canter). So the question is simple. how comm...
by taipan821
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You Have $900M to prepare with...
Replies: 39
Views: 9766

Re: You Have $900M to prepare with...

Why a project bug out vehicle? You’ve already chosen a pretty remote location. If you do big out, why not just have a skilled off road garage built you a couple, before you actually need them, then start on your project vehicles I've had a look at the commerical expedition vehicles. and I don't lik...
by taipan821
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You Have $900M to prepare with...
Replies: 39
Views: 9766

Re: You Have $900M to prepare with...

I'll play in the hypothetical scenario an aussie can win the US lottery. change over the currency, 900 million becomes 1 264 050 000 AUD - Don't advertise it - Pay of the debts - buy some nice land...somewhere in the Australian alps...about 40 acres should suffice - design and build dream home - par...
by taipan821
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Full face respirators
Replies: 6
Views: 2498

Re: Full face respirators

Thank you for the advice zXzGrifterzXz, its always great to get feedback from someone in the field. Operational doctrine does not allow SCBA but I'll look into PAPR as I also require a respirator for work (ambulance, in case of a patient with a dangerous pandemic). Thanks
by taipan821
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6915
Views: 439153

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Also have an appointment to get fitted and tested for a full face respirator today. More about this please! The WHYS and the HOWs please. Sounds interesting Needed to get fitted for a respirator for work (as protection against dangerous pandemics) and for volunteer work (dealing with thick smoke in...
by taipan821
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Full face respirators
Replies: 6
Views: 2498

Full face respirators

Hello all. Recent experiences have taught me the value of having a full face respirator. it will be mainly used to combat smoke inhalation at wildfires. I'm getting tested to ensure I can properly don and doff them. The question is, which brand should i get. I'm looking at the ability to add a 1/2 f...
by taipan821
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6915
Views: 439153

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Serviced the chainsaw, getting ready for cyclone season. Also have an appointment to get fitted and tested for a full face respirator today.
by taipan821
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: To reload or not to reload, that is the question
Replies: 27
Views: 4284

Re: To reload or not to reload, that is the question

I reload my ammo, 10 reloads per case, batches of 100. but everytime I go to the range i buy a box of factory ammo so I have a supply of ammo which I know will work safely. I shoot the reloads, the factory ammo is kept for emergency use. This allows me to practice my shooting, develop my reloading e...
by taipan821
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Why You should Avoid flood Waters
Replies: 9
Views: 1940

Re: Why You should Avoid flood Waters

"If its flooded forget it"

The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for all urban fires and rescues in Queensland...the most common rescue was motorists in floodwaters, not fires, not car crashes...people driving through floodwaters.
by taipan821
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1215
Views: 117557

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

well, an update.

Just put together 100 rounds, cci primers, 25 grains AR2206, 50 grain Zmax. waiting for a chance to go to the range to test them out
by taipan821
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Coal powered Generator - small / home sized?
Replies: 10
Views: 1712

Re: Coal powered Generator - small / home sized?

We use a coal-fired boiler at work for hot water (megalitres of hot water at 80 degrees C) one thing you might not be aware of is the startup time, which depending on your setup might be several hours before you can begin to produce electricity. with regards for power supply for 18 months, it might ...
by taipan821
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hatchet vs. Machete--either, neither, or both?
Replies: 22
Views: 2614

Re: Hatchet vs. Machete--either, neither, or both?

for my local conditions, a machete works well (rocking a 1958 pattern Australian Army Machete) , going south, i switch it out for a saw (chainsaw) and axe because the timber gets bigger the further south you go.
by taipan821
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How have your preps evolved?
Replies: 26
Views: 6298

Re: How have your preps evolved?

I started prepping with this view of going alone in an 'almost' anarchic environment. Recent events including deployments to areas affected by cyclones have made me rethink this, My preps have shrunk in volume, focusing more on short term relief (three weeks) rather than doomsday scenarios. In addit...
by taipan821
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Cold pack activating itself
Replies: 17
Views: 5591

Re: Cold pack activating itself

I've had a instant ice pack activate itself, was located in the corner of a trauma bag and got bumped. I've also had one go off, in its box, on a shelf...turns out there was a bad batch.
by taipan821
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: budget QRP rig
Replies: 6
Views: 4077

Re: budget QRP rig

just bought the UBitx, now currently researching for a matching ATU, I'm looking at mounting the ubitx, ATU, battery and charger into a pelican case, with space for the coax and antenna.
by taipan821
Sat May 26, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1215
Views: 117557

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Another question, regarding headspace gauges.

worth it? I'm not being picky at the moment about case dimensions, just wanting to make sure the case will load
by taipan821
Tue May 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: I am Going to Starbucks. No Really.
Replies: 11
Views: 2474

Re: I am Going to Starbucks. No Really.

I never really understood the whole fancy coffee thing. I also drive a truck, have short hair and a coin purse. It is what you do when you can't make good coffee. I used to work at a 24hr MacDonalds. And constantly had to drag people out of that place. I've been at 24 hr Mcdonalds after SES activat...
by taipan821
Tue May 22, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What is Water Plan ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1212

Re: What is Water Plan ?

I complement the OP on a wonderful first post...never thought about the hot water system. I live in the North of Australia, the tropics and we get cyclones. I aim on having 10L of water per day (cyclone plan) for drinking, washing and cooking. I'm slowly collecting 10L containers to avoid the panic ...
by taipan821
Tue May 22, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: 8 Survival Myths That Will Definitely Make Things Worse (vid
Replies: 20
Views: 4556

Re: 8 Survival Myths That Will Definitely Make Things Worse

I'm watching this while in western queensland....think tornado alley then turn the heater on. the distinguishing feature is the complete lack of trees, let alone the complete lack of moss for navigation :shock:
by taipan821
Tue May 22, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1215
Views: 117557

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Here are some things I wish I knew when starting. Get a cheap (used?) single press. If you are buying brass online and/or reloading brass you haven’t shot get small base dies and a case trimmer. Lastly, buy reloading books and see what you shoot and what powders can be used with each cartridge. whi...

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