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by cauldron
Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 1983 Bronco Project
Replies: 44
Views: 6079

Re: 1983 Bronco Project

The tiny tube from the exhaust to the carb is a heat tube for the choke. You can get a whole new tube (and you should) for about ten dollars. A heat rise choke works wonderfully when the tube is good. Good luck with the rest of the project, a friend bought a non-running '97 Bronco that we have been ...
by cauldron
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You get thrown back in time around 100 A.D.
Replies: 69
Views: 11049

Re: You get thrown back in time around 100 A.D.

Two choices. Pompeii. Vesuvius erupted in August of 79, but they were still rebuilding the town from the earthquake of 69. So maybe 55 in Pompeii. But not to live. After staying there for a year, either hiking over the Alps, or (more likely) taking a boat to Roman Britain. The politics of Rome didn'...
by cauldron
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Doctor Who Season 8
Replies: 32
Views: 2672

Re: Doctor Who Season 8

I like the new Doctor, and I think it's going well. The first season with a new doctor is always a little off, as they try to settle in, but it always gets better. The companions should match the doctor though, and Clara was never a fit for this one. Seemed like a divorced dad (gone for a few years)...
by cauldron
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: What was your first pistol?
Replies: 105
Views: 12708

Re: What was your first pistol?

In 1993 I bought a Glock 20. and Five mags... and two cases of Black Talon ammo.


Great gun, and Glock recently replaced springs and whatnot. It's a two letter serial number, so it needed a few upgrades. I've put somewhere between 17,000 and 20,000 rounds through it. 50 after the upgrade.
by cauldron
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: How to properly lock your bike
Replies: 19
Views: 2476

Re: How to properly lock your bike

crypto wrote:Are people still buying Kryptonite locks after that whole hilarious thing where it turned out you could open every Kryptonite ever made with a Bic pen?
I thought they bought all those locks back, and redesigned the locks after that...
by cauldron
Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Minimalist Tool Kit
Replies: 19
Views: 7197

Re: Minimalist Tool Kit

Tools are heavy, and less tools makes for less weight. Lighter tools make for less weight. Light tools are not as sturdy, and a light hammer is not as effective, so we'll look at less tools. When I started working on my car years ago, I grabbed all the tools. If I used a tool, it went into a new pil...
by cauldron
Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: So help me understand the laws regarding AR pistols
Replies: 37
Views: 2752

Re: So help me understand the laws regarding AR pistols

In Illinois, the instant check goes through, but there are two other things. One is FOID or Firearms Owner's ID card. Have to have that for guns and ammo and owning and transporting. The second thing is the waiting period. Three days for a pistol, and one day for a rifle or shotgun. (also 18 for lon...
by cauldron
Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Motorcycles
Replies: 73
Views: 9021

Re: Motorcycles

Dual sports are good for taking off and going places. The "specific use" of a dual sport, is the same as a hatchback. It's good for loading up and leaving. They handle traffic as you are upright and can see over the cars, they handle potholes with aplomb. They look good unwashed, and if they get kno...
by cauldron
Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Wasteland Weekend - Southwest US
Replies: 34
Views: 9286

Re: Wasteland Weekend - Southwest US

Looks like a lot of fun...




I'll drive the 4000 mile round trip in a post apocalyptic car if the passengers all pay for the gas. Otherwise, I can't make it. 18 mpg... :-)
It's like only... uh... 250 a person if three people want to go along...
by cauldron
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Canteen Kit vs Modern kits
Replies: 35
Views: 5625

Re: Canteen Kit vs Modern kits

I have the nice Nalgene canteen, and the stainless cup, and the stove, and I even made an aluminum lid for the cup. It's nice, but heavy. My light weight set-up is a Gatorade water bottle, a one pound coffee can, and a peanut butter jar for a cup. The can has been seasoned like an iron skillet, and ...
by cauldron
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Closing the weight gap between military and backpacking pack
Replies: 30
Views: 2403

Re: Closing the weight gap between military and backpacking

The ultra light hikers have done some amazing things to reduce weight. Not the individual items, but rethinking the entire concept. The pack, bag, and tent weigh the most, and those items can be changed out. The pack can go down to a pound, the tent goes away for a tarp, and the bag gets cut in half...
by cauldron
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: hammock question
Replies: 32
Views: 4190

Re: hammock question

Do watch the Shug videos. He's awesome.

Cooking and living and putting up with cold in a hammock. Not just what brands he likes best.

and then... Mountain bike unicycle? on trails? Sure.
by cauldron
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Tips for living in a van (class c) down by the river.
Replies: 9
Views: 1626

Re: Tips for living in a van (class c) down by the river.

Some rest stops will have a dump for the black and gray water. Solar is nice for small things, but a generator or hooking up to power will be needed. Propane/12v refrigerators beat $3 block of ice long term. Make sure the fridge is level. Some start parks allow camping for two weeks. (Free) and some...
by cauldron
Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 86 CDC employees exposed to Anthrax on Atlanta
Replies: 31
Views: 2619

Re: 86 CDC employees exposed to Anthrax on Atlanta

So... Anyone read "Demon under glass" ?
by cauldron
Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Things Headed South in Iraq
Replies: 489
Views: 29131

Re: Things Headed South in Iraq

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by cauldron
Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The Visor: Stealth Hoodie
Replies: 13
Views: 2488

Re: The Visor: Stealth Hoodie

I Illinois it's illegal to wear a mask, or anything that hides your face, in public. Worse when possessing a firearm, and there are exceptions for hunters.
by cauldron
Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 86 CDC employees exposed to Anthrax on Atlanta
Replies: 31
Views: 2619

Re: 86 CDC employees exposed to Anthrax on Atlanta

I will bet there are employees saying "thank God it's just Anthrax! I thought there might be a problem!"
by cauldron
Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Inflatable canoe/kayak?
Replies: 19
Views: 2404

Re: Inflatable canoe/kayak?

The issue of an inflatable getting a puncture is a real issue. They are also heavier than they look, take up more space when packed, (even more after you take them out of their factory box) and you need a way to pump them up, and top off the air. Pumps are either noisy and take an electrical source,...
by cauldron
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Things Headed South in Iraq
Replies: 489
Views: 29131

Re: Things Headed South in Iraq

From the BBC: Iraq's biggest oil refinery has been invaded by Sunni-led Islamist militants. The Baiji oil refinery lies 210km (130 miles) north of Baghdad. It was attacked in the early hours of Wednesday morning with insurgents reportedly using mortars and machine guns. The attack on the refinery co...
by cauldron
Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Rock island 1911
Replies: 10
Views: 1584

Re: Rock island 1911

Seems like you have a good reliable pistol.

I don't think the Rock Islands will ever be the same price as a Colt, however, so you should have time to get another.
by cauldron
Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Things Headed South in Iraq
Replies: 489
Views: 29131

Re: Things Headed South in Iraq

tagged. I like getting international news on ZS.

Thank you to everyone for playing nice and keeping this thread open.
by cauldron
Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Motorcycle FAK?
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: Motorcycle FAK?

A minor accident might require something for road rash, and there will be some strains and sprains. A few advil will help keep the swelling down while you pick the bike up, and go somewhere to get fixed up better. The Advil might make the bleeding a little worse, but being too stiff to climb back of...
by cauldron
Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From Uzi Jen
Replies: 12
Views: 768

Re: Hello From Uzi Jen

Howdy
by cauldron
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What to do with a couple ALICE packs
Replies: 12
Views: 2029

Re: What to do with a couple ALICE packs

I've always wanted to take two and make a set of saddle bags for a dirt bike.

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