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by Kellikastle
Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: How much fuel in your BOV?
Replies: 3
Views: 829

How much fuel in your BOV?

How much fuel do you carry in your BOV, how do you carry it and how many miles can you go without acquiring additional fuel? My BOV currently has a stock 34 gallon tank and two 20 gallon tanks in the bed, 1 under the tool box and 1 inside of the box. The fuel gets “rotated” but both aux tanks are ke...
by Kellikastle
Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Weight of Bug Out Gear and Other Musings.
Replies: 59
Views: 3404

Re: The Weight of Bug Out Gear and Other Musings.

My primary BOB weighs in at 24lbs, just over 15% of my body weight. My secondary bag has an additional 3 days water and food, it weighs in at 30lbs, 20% of my weight. That load will lessen as I drink and eat the supplies and can be ditched if I am forced to run leaving me with my primary BOB on my b...
by Kellikastle
Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 933
Views: 99426

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

I added a secondary fuel tank under my tool box. This is one of two 20 gallon saddle tanks off a mid 70's Chevy C-10 that I recently picked up. I used the original brackets and bolted them to the truck bed. The fuel (diesel) is pumped into the main tank by a driver controlled switch. The main tank i...
by Kellikastle
Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB, stopped by the police.
Replies: 104
Views: 7506

Re: My BOB, stopped by the police.

...They have a dangerous job . That's a myth and been debunked by the Federal Governments own reports, they just use it as an excuse. http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/cfoi/cftb0277.pdf 2014 last count 80, yes EIGHTY police officers were killed in "in the line of duty" and the year is not over. Um...the...
by Kellikastle
Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB, stopped by the police.
Replies: 104
Views: 7506

Re: My BOB, stopped by the police.

Ummm. WTF? You don't let the cops look through your stuff! Stop relinquishing your constitutional rights! You make it harder for the rest of us! I appreciate that you followed through when it came to your vehicle and home, but its gotta be all the way. I do not feel my constitutional rights were vi...
by Kellikastle
Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB, stopped by the police.
Replies: 104
Views: 7506

Re: My BOB, stopped by the police.

First, as I said this is not an attack or complaint on the police officers involved, nor, in general a complaint about the actions of police officers!!! They have a dangerous job and are (at least here) terribly underpaid to risk their lives every day! The question is, how do we explain our BOBs to ...
by Kellikastle
Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB, stopped by the police.
Replies: 104
Views: 7506

My BOB, stopped by the police.

First, let me say this is NOT a bitch about the police in general or about this particular officer! They have a tough job, life and death every time they stop someone. I respect the job they do and most of the time I am very glad they are here to do it. However the Police Officers response to what I...
by Kellikastle
Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 5 gallon buckets for water storage
Replies: 23
Views: 5180

Re: 5 gallon buckets for water storage

OK so picking up an old link here, I am trying to find out if there is any known problem with using HDPE #2 buckets for water storage and transport. The pickle buckets that I bought at Sam’s club (full, I had a restaurant/sub shop) were marked with the triangle HDPE #2 The white 55 gallon drum that ...
by Kellikastle
Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Storing and daily transporting water in a BOV or BOT
Replies: 1
Views: 709

Storing and daily transporting water in a BOV or BOT

Storing and daily transporting water in a BOV or BOT for 30 days and up to a year!?? Ok, so here the situation. I have 21.6 gallons of ‘bottled” water in, 16.9 OZ bottles (#164) that ride in the back of my daily driver BOT. (I do live in Oklahoma where we get 90 to 110* days all summer then below ze...
by Kellikastle
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 933
Views: 99426

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

Yesterday I fitted and mounted the truck camper in the truck bed trailer. This will make it easier to work on and provide me with a way to transport it should the need arise suddenly. I can remove it without much problem and put it back on the truck in under an hour. Today, Removed the original wate...
by Kellikastle
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please
Replies: 1754
Views: 492692

Re: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please

Truck bed trailer project, This will carry my Truck Camper most of the time. This is the third truck bed trailer I have built up. This one I think I will keep!! It is an 8 ft , Ford F250 bed from the early 70’s. It has a big ¾ ton trailer axle under it, not the original truck 9” rear end. Since it h...
by Kellikastle
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 933
Views: 99426

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

OK so this was not all done in one day. Picked up a new (to me) truck bed trailer with 2 spare wheels. It is rusty, dented and has what is left of a 70s orange original paint job. It has been sitting in a field for the last 20 years. It is an 8 ft , Ford F250 bed from the early 70’s. It has a big ¾ ...
by Kellikastle
Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Best weapon for the zombie apocalypse?
Replies: 74
Views: 16720

Re: Best weapon for the zombie apocalypse?

http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q746/Kellikastle/Swords055_zpsad2d7a39.jpg The question is do you want to go out and get the “best” weapon/tool for the job? Or just one that among other thing can get the job done. The crowbar is a good example. Yep it can smash a Zombie skull. However, when wet...
by Kellikastle
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle with a gas or electric motor
Replies: 25
Views: 3554

Re: Bicycle with a gas or electric motor

Well, I threw the motor drive chain, locked up the rear wheel. It jerked the motor mounts loose and shifted it's position in the frame. Kind of a drag. I was able to make the repairs and adjustments with the small tool kit I carry. These gas engine kits are KITS and each bike and frame is different....
by Kellikastle
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle with a gas or electric motor
Replies: 25
Views: 3554

Re: Bicycle with a gas or electric motor

My bike is NOT a stealth bike. The 4 cycle motor is loud, not harsh loud but in no way stealth. The plan is to make a bigger exhaust system that will reduce the noise as much as possible. If that is not satisfactory then I will consider an electric front hub and battery kit for use when silence is g...
by Kellikastle
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle with a gas or electric motor
Replies: 25
Views: 3554

Re: Bicycle with a gas or electric motor

Extra clutch pads!! I will get a set, had not thought about them. Thanks! I do have an extra spark plug, fuel filters and a tube patch kit. I should get a couple extra tubes too. As for the electric bikes, I like them too. I bought my oldest boy one of the "I-Zip" electric bikes a few years ago, he ...
by Kellikastle
Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle with a gas or electric motor
Replies: 25
Views: 3554

Re: Bicycle with a gas or electric motor

Hey Tater Raider, nice to hear from you, I dropped off the grid for quite a while. There are several laws in each state that apply to motorized bikes, here the law says you need to be 18 and have a drivers license for an electric powered bike, but not for a gas powered one. I have no idea why! I do ...
by Kellikastle
Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle with a gas or electric motor
Replies: 25
Views: 3554

Bicycle with a gas or electric motor

I have a Schwinn Lakeshore cruiser bike that has had a 4 cycle gas motor put on it. It is a pull start motor. So far I have gotten just over 100 miles on one 1.5 gal tank of fuel. The only major problem was the motor kits chain and pedal crank did not match up with the 7- speed rear gears. I had to ...
by Kellikastle
Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Calling all Bike Freaks! UPDATE AND PICS ON PAGE 2
Replies: 45
Views: 7734

Re: Calling all Bike Freaks! UPDATE AND PICS ON PAGE 2

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I carry this gas powered Schwinn in the back of my truck camper every day, It has so fay got over 100 miles on 1.5 gal of gas, and I still have fuel.
by Kellikastle
Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please
Replies: 1754
Views: 492692

Re: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please

Have not been on line in a long time, I upgraded my pull behind trailer, to a 26ft, four season, travel trailer, with big slide out. It is not a “Bug out” trailer if the situation requires immediate exit to the high mountains, it would be left behind and only the truck and truck camper would go mobi...
by Kellikastle
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Calling all Bike Freaks! UPDATE AND PICS ON PAGE 2
Replies: 45
Views: 7734

Re: Calling all Bike Freaks! UPDATE AND PICS ON PAGE 2

Any one have ideas or suggestions for gas or electric motors for bikes? I am thinking getting the claimed 100+ MPG would be a good thing in a PAW. I saw this Steam powered trike in a local museum. http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q746/Kellikastle/559eace5-ab0d-4f3a-9525-eac80020419b_zps04cb6be9.j...
by Kellikastle
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 933
Views: 99426

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

Well, less than an hour ago I made some quick patchwork repairs with Gorilla tape and a few pieces of old tarp after the golf ball size hail storm tore the top of my truck camper up. Gotta give Gorilla tape some credit, it stuck to wet tarp in the rain. ROOF VENT http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/...
by Kellikastle
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Transporting diesel in 55 gal drums
Replies: 29
Views: 3993

Re: Transporting diesel in 55 gal drums

Yep, that was a great deal. If it is safe to put diesel in then kerosine should be fine too. I am not saying it is an “approved” container but for storage I would do it and feel safe. I have a friend who has several hundred gallons in blue 30 gallon plastic drums out in his barn. I use steel drums f...
by Kellikastle
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Home made trailers/campers
Replies: 36
Views: 5443

Re: Home made trailers/campers

Yeah, it tracks great now, the only time I even could tell it was there, I was stopping quick loaded and it kinda pushed, not a lot but I could feel it and ended up stopped about a foot farther than I intended at the light. Even had strong side winds both while unloaded and loaded and it seemed to f...

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