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by Ghostdog914
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ram 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee?
Replies: 10
Views: 862

Re: Ram 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Lockers can be tricky but I don’t have the money for a fancy selectable. But before that happens I have to replace the heater core. I never knew how much I missed me old Xj until I started rolling around in this turd.
by Ghostdog914
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ram 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee?
Replies: 10
Views: 862

Re: Ram 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Well I skipped the ZJ, and bought a ‘99 XJ that a title loan place repo’ed. It’s a 4.0, 2 inch lift, and pretty decent 235/75/15 Goodyear Wranglers. It’s ugly but runs, and I got it for......... $400. Now I’m going to sell the truck, get an Aussie front locker, some better tires, and do some prevent...
by Ghostdog914
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Disintegration Loop
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: Disintegration Loop

I may write something else. I struggle with dialogue, it always comes out clunky and forced. I was influenced more by things like To Build a Fire by Jack London and The Gunslinger by Stephen King. The rest of the Dark Tower was good as well, but the imagery in The Gunslinger really stuck with me. Go...
by Ghostdog914
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Disintegration Loop
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: Disintegration Loop

I appreciate the feedback.
by Ghostdog914
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Disintegration Loop
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Disintegration Loop

This is part of a class assignment. I had to write something and post it online. I hate to post in the same section as some truly gifted writers (Here's to you Ponyboy314, Tinderbox, doc66) but here it is. The bonus for all of you is whether or not it's good, it is complete. ………………………. Life had neve...
by Ghostdog914
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ram 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee?
Replies: 10
Views: 862

Re: Ram 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Ball joints are a pain but I’ve done them before. I know the Dodge automatics are kind of junk and I figure that’s my weak link. The 5.7 is pretty quiet for the mileage and still feels strong. The Jeep would just get a three inch spacer lift and new tires for now. I know 4.0s are reliable as long as...
by Ghostdog914
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ram 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee?
Replies: 10
Views: 862

Ram 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee?

I have a 2004 Ram 1500 quad cab short bed. 5.7, AWD, off road package, tow package, and 263k miles. Runs good, gets awful mileage, needing some basic repair (ball joints, heater core, Ujoints). I don’t use it as a hauler much and it’s my daily driver for a 20-25 mile round trip to work. There is a g...
by Ghostdog914
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 913
Views: 96635

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

For my 2004 Dodge 1500 4x4 I just finished changing the oil, but more importantly ordered a complete front end rebuild. They can be a pain in the ass to install but at 263k miles it’s time. Once it’s together and aligned I’m ordering some tires from TreadWright.
by Ghostdog914
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Testing my preps
Replies: 8
Views: 2013

Re: Testing my preps

Well after 2 months or so I learned a few things. I live in a house with a wife and two daughters, and they absolutely burn through toilet paper like it’s free. I need to put back more as the girls are on summer break so home more. Five and six year old hormel compleats are totally edible although u...
by Ghostdog914
Sat May 04, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Testing my preps
Replies: 8
Views: 2013

Re: Testing my preps

I have 15 years as a LEO. I also have 8 years in just investigations. I know the muni I’m part time at is hiring in July or August, I just have to wait. I’ve been on their roster for 12 years, even when I was full timing elsewhere. I’m just glad I have a fallback position and some supplies to help. ...
by Ghostdog914
Sat May 04, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Testing my preps
Replies: 8
Views: 2013

Testing my preps

I was blessed/cursed Thursday. My primary job decided it was time for us to part ways. I was looking to go full time back in to police work at my primary part time gig when they add full time staff next budget cycle anyway, but better to leave on my terms than to be told see ya. I have 6 weeks of ti...
by Ghostdog914
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Pay it Forward - Firearm parts and accessories
Replies: 376
Views: 51676

Re: Pay it Forward - Firearm parts and accessories

I have two 13 rd magazines for a large frame EAA witness compact. Never loaded. The gun shop ordered mags supposedly for the wife’s compact 9mm and I was in a hurry so didn’t test fit at the store. The moment the door shut they became mine even though they ordered the wrong ones.
by Ghostdog914
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Which Shotgun, Rifle and Four Wheel Drive?
Replies: 25
Views: 2687

Re: Which Shotgun, Rifle and Four Wheel Drive?

My 04 Quad cab Ram 1500 w/factory off road package (3.92 gears, skid plates, limited slip, bilstein shocks), my beat up Mossberg 500 I received as a gift when I graduated the police academy, my AR with a cheap scope and a flash light I rattle canned into something that blends in to no known environm...
by Ghostdog914
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6700
Views: 338713

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

I was hesitant but once the deal was done I felt good about it. This is the year I start getting serious about preparedness. My 9 year old daughter wanted to make salsa so I told her we would but only if we grew the stuff to do it. Today we bought the seeds to most of what we need to grow
by Ghostdog914
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Tips for farmers cheese
Replies: 7
Views: 2793

Re: Tips for farmers cheese

Yes old topic. I used it to stuff some pasta shells and it was not bad. Stirred in some garlic powder and a bit of marinara before stuffing the shells. The shells were then baked with some more sauce and the whole dish was pretty good. I did expect it to be more like the hardened cheeses but now my ...
by Ghostdog914
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6700
Views: 338713

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

And today I traded my Xbox 1 for a better plate carrier I can use at work or whenever it would be needed. Part of my health plan is getting rid of bad influences such as games. Instead of getting blasted by angry 12 year olds jacked up on energy drinks in multiplayer I have been walking, jogging, or...
by Ghostdog914
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6700
Views: 338713

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

My wife isn’t 100% into being prepared, but doesn’t mind when she needs a can or jar of something so I can’t go crazy when we go shopping. Today I tubbed up February’s sneaky purchases. 22 cans veggies/fruit 5 pounds flour 4 pounds powdered milk 3 pounds spaghetti 1 canister butter cream frosting 1 ...
by Ghostdog914
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Jalopnik article on Wasteland Weekend - Post-Apoc. Car Pr0n
Replies: 6
Views: 2930

Re: Jalopnik article on Wasteland Weekend - Post-Apoc. Car Pr0n

This made me feel better about the Goodyear Land Terrains I put on the back of my ratty ‘66 Pontiac
by Ghostdog914
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Any reviews of the zombie paintball in Millstadt
Replies: 1
Views: 1966

Re: Any reviews of the zombie paintball in Millstadt

Was fun but could have been better. The "zombies" just kind of move around by cover taunting you to light them up. 100 rounds goes fast. The guns are also mounted and hard to get into for accuracy. Being 6'8 I just popped one off for windage then guessed. The haunted trail after wasn't bad but no bl...
by Ghostdog914
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Any reviews of the zombie paintball in Millstadt
Replies: 1
Views: 1966

Any reviews of the zombie paintball in Millstadt

Thinking about taking the wife on date night. Anybody been?
by Ghostdog914
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What gear are are my fellow officers carrying in rural areas
Replies: 21
Views: 2401

Re: What gear are are my fellow officers carrying in rural a

I was curious. My other job each car is equipped with AR and three mags, 12 gauge and 5 each of buck and slug, and everyone carries a back up. The rifle mags I have are just because I keep the most of my spares in the pouches on the case. I am quite happy to ditch stuff as it's heavy except for the ...
by Ghostdog914
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What gear are are my fellow officers carrying in rural areas
Replies: 21
Views: 2401

What gear are are my fellow officers carrying in rural areas

I recently took a part time job in a local town of about 1,500 people in SE Missouri. Upon my first shift I became the most experienced guy there. There is a chief and supposed to be two full time guys with about 8 reserves to round out the roster. There are no full time guys right now. It pays crap...
by Ghostdog914
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Not a disaster yet
Replies: 7
Views: 805

Not a disaster yet

But the New Madrid fault has been a bit rumbly the last week or so
by Ghostdog914
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Tips for farmers cheese
Replies: 7
Views: 2793

Re: Tips for farmers cheese

I didn't add much. I'm going to try adding the peppers while it's in the pan

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