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by taipan821
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Norm?
Replies: 13
Views: 453

Re: Could Doomsday Bunkers Become the New Norm?

I don't even like working in a building where you can't see the weather outside. Now, a proper storm shelter is a valid consideration, depending on the area - but you probably won't stay in it longer than a 24 hour period. I can see the merit of a reinforced shelter in my AO (tropical cyclones are ...
by taipan821
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Coleman 5400A propane stove
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Coleman 5400A propane stove

https://www.coleman.com/lantern-and-stove-repair

Should help you, they did a great job with an old stove I sent them.
by taipan821
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects
Replies: 45
Views: 2837

Re: Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects

Well, a little update from me. Finishing week four of living out of a bag, work has me covering a location in another town, on the plus side, found out I'm the highest paid worker in the state (huzzah!) Still sorting crap post move (I go home on weekends), we've gotten permission from the landlord t...
by taipan821
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: First Strike Rations
Replies: 2
Views: 323

First Strike Rations

Overhauling my search kit at the moment and I am looking for a better food solution. Ration packs work but are often too bulky for my kit. The first strike ration looks like it would fit the bill, so does anyone know somewhere that ships them internationally? I'm interested to try one out, see if it...
by taipan821
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects
Replies: 45
Views: 2837

Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects

While I am the fortunate few who are deemed essential, many of us are cooped up in our homes, either working from homes or stuck without anything to do. Therefore, I thought it would be a good idea to share any projects that we are doing to keep the boredom at bay. For me, I am unable to attend my r...
by taipan821
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Panel kits for 30/50cal ammo cans
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Panel kits for 30/50cal ammo cans

These are all good ideas 1. The instamorph stuff, might not be good as a finished product, but to use it as a template for a more suitable material would work. 2. I am extremely jealous of the products offered by hardened power systems, especiy the juicebox, if only they offered a different inverter...
by taipan821
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Panel kits for 30/50cal ammo cans
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Panel kits for 30/50cal ammo cans

Yes, Ideally I would like to maintain the ammo can integrity, waterproof and airtight properties, but the open the lid and have a panel which contains the user interface, then keep the workings out of site.

Similar to the panel kits you see for pelican cases.
by taipan821
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Panel kits for 30/50cal ammo cans
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Panel kits for 30/50cal ammo cans

Hello all I have a project sitting on my desk and I was thinking, this would be a great opportunity to use some ammo cans and make it durable and portable. The only issue is I am in no way skilled enough to build a panel for them, I was wondering if something exists commercially, or if anyone could ...
by taipan821
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check?
Replies: 127
Views: 8074

Re: What WILL you do with that stimulus check?

JT42 wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:56 pm
No check for me.
While the Australian government is handing money out fist over fist...since I'm still working I don't get any of the stimulus payments either.

mind you, I'm not complaining
by taipan821
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How have your preps evolved?
Replies: 20
Views: 3896

Re: How have your preps evolved?

Johnnie_T wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:04 pm

Has the COVID-19 outbreak and the world's response changed the way you prep, or what you're prepping for, or the length of an event you're expecting?
Sort of...It has opened my eyes as to just how desperate people will get. so I need to improve my preps in preparation for cyclone season.
by taipan821
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6861
Views: 379534

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

bought a Coleman 414 fuel stove to go with my 550B for cooking during power outages.
by taipan821
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Prep WINS - Post YOUR Prep related wins and saves!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1983

Re: Prep WINS - Post YOUR Perp related wins and saves!!!

currently myself and a housemate are moving into a new home, low and behold, the housemate has no cutlery to eat dinner with, no problem, preps include disposable cutlery. That's a prep save though my housemate is terrified of my hiking stoves...and now knows where my stash of chocolate is :gonk: wi...
by taipan821
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How have your preps evolved?
Replies: 20
Views: 3896

Re: How have your preps evolved?

when I started prepping my plan was one person, three weeks and that would be bare bones, using a hiking stove to boil water or heat ready to eat meals. My current prep plan is 2 people, 2 weeks and I want to be comfortable, with a secondary use for entertainment. So my prep budget is going towards ...
by taipan821
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6861
Views: 379534

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

noticed my bulk chemicals were running low, so put an order in today for various household cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer (5L bottles)
by taipan821
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Suicidal son of a friend
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Re: Suicidal son of a friend

Suicide has always been a taboo subject and it is a difficult subject to talk to someone about. Be a friend and ask people if they are ok, including yourself. As someone who has had to deal with suicidal persons who were both unsuccessful and successful I can not stress it enough, a simple question ...
by taipan821
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6861
Views: 379534

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

- Booked in for a first aid course
- finally put all my fire and rescue gear away
now I'm sitting here going through a box of junk, sorting and getting rid of stuff
by taipan821
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Australian Bush Fires
Replies: 10
Views: 1212

Re: Australian Bush Fires

Just finishing packing a deployment bag as I write this for future deployments down there to assist with firefighting efforts. unfortunately outside of the immediate frontlines this is becoming a very political issue. that said -> 3000 army reservists have been called up, this is the first time this...
by taipan821
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 46
Views: 5276

Re: Repair Wins

MacWa77ace wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:29 pm
I have real bad luck with tiny parts like that so I'm paranoid about that kind of stuff and usually look at a job going, 'ok what am I going to break or lose while doing this?'. :lol:
I am notorious for this as well, for me its those tiny screws used here and there inside electronics, so tiny.
by taipan821
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Prepped to spend the night at airport?
Replies: 10
Views: 1724

Re: Prepped to spend the night at airport?

Recently I was traveling by air for a deployment to fight fires, carrier lost my personal luggage and all my safety gear. A story full of adventure and the 7 stages of grief! I always take an airline emergency overnight pack (normally a set of pjs and toiletries) along with a change of socks/jocks, ...
by taipan821
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 46
Views: 5276

Re: Repair Wins

Ive managed to successfully repair a stair chair a family member had that wasn't working

new switch, new key lock, new batteries, new charger, fixed some wiring.
by taipan821
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 46
Views: 5276

Re: Repair Wins

This could be a beneficial and motivating idea. I'll add a repair win of my own. My mother had an electrical issue with her trailer and was going to take it to a shop to repair it. I went around, troubleshooted the issue, replaced the faulty plug and tidied up the wiring, $12.50 part instead of $100...
by taipan821
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Flat pack bowl.
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: Flat pack bowl.

Great, if what you're eating out of it is cold and light. I'm not too sure I'd trust it with hot soup. It says they're good for soup on their website. And the picture shows soup. It's meant to hold cold and hot meals and soup in. They are pretty incredible if a bowl is in your BO preps. No weight p...
by taipan821
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6861
Views: 379534

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Bought a zippo along with spare flints and wicks, trying to reduce my reliance on disposable butane lighters
by taipan821
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 933
Views: 107265

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

Yesterday was a day of activity. - Replaced old fixed fiberglass UHF antenna with new, removable metal one - Installed Hella 1000 driving lights, flood and spot. - upgraded stock headlights with Phillips whitevision bulbs. - installed inverter with OEM style switch and relay. - upgraded interior lig...

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