KS Trekker wrote:
Tperkins wrote:KS Trekker, I admire your kit. FWIW, I got a few Q's
-How much did that Pelican box run you? ~$200?
-Is that one of the bucket boss bags from Deluth Trading or Expedition Exchange? If so how do you like it?
-Is that a Viair portable compressor?
But anyway, you have a really kickass, all-bases-covered kit. Might want to throw in some tire plugs since you have a portable compressor to refill tires.
$200 sounds about what I paid. It's the Pelican 1650 wheeled case. I know they are pricey, but I just love Pelican cases for their durability and versatility. The wrench and tool roll along with the bag are all Bucket Boss that I bought off of Amazon. I think the air compressor is the Viair brand. I think I got it at Costco for around $50. I removed the alligator clips and wired it for my 7-wire trailer hitch plug.
Very nice. Yeah, the Pelican stuff is awesome, I have a 1150 for my DSLR and a 1450 w/o foam for Misc gear. I'd love to get a pair or two to strap stuff down in my truck bed for camping/bugout. $50 for a Viair compressor is a good deal, they make really nice compressors. I am split between buying one of their ~$100 portable ones, or plumbing in a hardwired one and mounting it under the truck, it'd be a fun project.
Edit to add info for On-Topic: First "Cold Start" in my truck today, temps were about 5*F, and it started right up with near-normal speed. Minimal belt squeal, and some odd noises, but not unusual in this cold of weather. Parking outside sucks, especially since I helped my dad build our insulated, heated, air conditioned 2-car garage, while my mom parks her crappy rusted out Mazda MPV in it. I think when I go to Wyoming for school, I'm going to find a way to install a block heater.
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