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by meatshieldChris
Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Hospitalisation- General Anaesthetic Ahoy!
Replies: 68
Views: 5231

Re: Hospitalisation- General Anaesthetic Ahoy!

PatchyMan wrote:Thank you kind sir. All I'm doing now is sitting aorund waiting for Half Life 2 to reinstall. Seems like a good way to spend a few days.
A+. Don't push it though, take a break if the eye is straining. I managed to game pretty well straight through my recovery by taking frequent breaks.
by meatshieldChris
Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: The Dusty Rose Project - '11 JK w/ Product Reviews
Replies: 340
Views: 41220

Re: An Evolving BOV Plan, with Depth

I buy used as much as possible, but only because it's hard to buy a carbureted easy as a dream to work on 30 year old army car new now a days ;) http://tryandgetme.ca/uploads/dsc_1943-2.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; IS THAT A VW ILITIS? Close. Bombardier Iltis made in Valcourt ...
by meatshieldChris
Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Your Own maintenance and Work on Vehicles?
Replies: 66
Views: 3037

Re: Your Own maintenance and Work on Vehicles?

Depends on the alternator, newer ones I haven't been able to find rebuild kits for and now some of the bearings require a press to remove/install. Mine the manual stated required a press, but a heavy hammer and a cheap socket was all that was required. Some finesse with the hammer is also required....
by meatshieldChris
Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Home machine shop
Replies: 238
Views: 24521

Re: Home machine shop

I'm late to the party again, but re: flex on things: My biggest lathe is a Taig 4x9. I have to deal with flex on everything I have to do. Use really really sharp HSS bits (I grind, then hone with a flat diamond sharpening stone), and make sure the last few passes are really light. In the extreme cas...
by meatshieldChris
Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Home machine shop
Replies: 238
Views: 24521

Re: Home machine shop

Reminds me of a big power hacksaw I saw my dad use at his machine shop on walk in demo day to cut an old car in half lengthwise.
by meatshieldChris
Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: The Dusty Rose Project - '11 JK w/ Product Reviews
Replies: 340
Views: 41220

Re: An Evolving BOV Plan, with Depth

I buy used as much as possible, but only because it's hard to buy a carbureted easy as a dream to work on 30 year old army car new now a days ;)

http://tryandgetme.ca/uploads/dsc_1943-2.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by meatshieldChris
Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Hospitalisation- General Anaesthetic Ahoy!
Replies: 68
Views: 5231

Re: Hospitalisation- General Anaesthetic Ahoy!

Yeah, I had multiple vitrectomies, which are another retinal surgery done the same way as a retinal detachment. Both eyes, twice in one eye. The gas bubble depends on the location of your tear, you might luck out. And it's not usually 2 weeks anymore, it's usually more like 3-4 days. It's just so th...
by meatshieldChris
Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Home machine shop
Replies: 238
Views: 24521

Re: Home machine shop

No need for a fancy edge finder. The regular one works fine. http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a265/esalsman/edgefinder.png Also instead of a feeler guage you can use a piece of paper. You can have the spindle turning, slowly move the cutter until it just grabs the paper. Then you just need to move...
by meatshieldChris
Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Murphy's Bridge
Replies: 173
Views: 7085

Re: Murphy's Bridge

interesting how the language barrier helps in a situation like that. if you were in north america, and said "ok I'm tossing a frag out front" the other guys would be all " :0 better move " Got any involving vehicles? It would be interesting to see how infantry ambushes differ. Luckily they had those...
by meatshieldChris
Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Murphy's Bridge
Replies: 173
Views: 7085

Re: Murphy's Bridge

Don't assume the engine will seize so quickly. I once drove a 1988 Dodge Raider for almost 20 minutes (at 50mph) with absolutely no water in the system. The head gasket blew, the head warped and then cracked, but it got me to my destination and was still running when I shut it off. As far as I know...
by meatshieldChris
Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Murphy's Bridge
Replies: 173
Views: 7085

Re: Murphy's Bridge

Don't assume the engine will seize so quickly. I once drove a 1988 Dodge Raider for almost 20 minutes (at 50mph) with absolutely no water in the system. The head gasket blew, the head warped and then cracked, but it got me to my destination and was still running when I shut it off. As far as I know...
by meatshieldChris
Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Murphy's Bridge
Replies: 173
Views: 7085

Re: Murphy's Bridge

with your pedal to the floor you've got 2 or 3 minutes between loosing all your coolant and seizing. I'd rather get 2 or 3 minutes (or even 30 seconds) away from the choke point and ditch the truck then, rather than trying something that you might not have the time or distance to pull off. To revers...
by meatshieldChris
Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Automobile Winter Survival Kit: Is it ready?
Replies: 138
Views: 15935

Re: Automobile Winter Survival Kit: Is it ready?

Careful with depending on those little booster packs as your primary dead battery starting plan. Despite what I'm about to say, this is still true. The big ones that have basically a car battery sized battery inside are great, but the little ones will only boost your car if you just BARELY killed i...
by meatshieldChris
Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Home machine shop
Replies: 238
Views: 24521

Re: Home machine shop

Im a saaaaaaaddd Panda :( Thought you had found me a cheap get around :lol: Fear not, I was getting conductivity where I didn't want it because I had been using an emulsified cutting oil and it was EVERYWHERE. The water in the oil caused a real good conductivity from where there normally wouldn't b...
by meatshieldChris
Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Home machine shop
Replies: 238
Views: 24521

Re: Home machine shop

hmm, removed my chuck and reinstalled it, and set up for a different operation with a different toolbit and the technique isn't working anymore. too much continuity through the machine, I can't see where the resistance drops off it's too low to start with. I think I figured out why...the toolbit I t...
by meatshieldChris
Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Automobile Winter Survival Kit: Is it ready?
Replies: 138
Views: 15935

Re: Automobile Winter Survival Kit: Is it ready?

Careful with depending on those little booster packs as your primary dead battery starting plan. The big ones that have basically a car battery sized battery inside are great, but the little ones will only boost your car if you just BARELY killed it, and it's not a result of the cold. If you left yo...
by meatshieldChris
Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Murphy's Bridge
Replies: 173
Views: 7085

Re: Murphy's Bridge

So Chris (and others who just can't seem to remove that pole from your 4th point of contact), wtf would you do? Not singling you out Chris, just using your post as an example. . Fair, but if you'd read my previous posts in this topic as well you'd see I've been participating how you suggest. Forgiv...
by meatshieldChris
Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Home machine shop
Replies: 238
Views: 24521

Re: Home machine shop

oh oh! I have something useful to add! I was flipping through the KBC catalogue and saw an electronic edge finder for a mill. It's a 1/2" rod that you touch to the work, then an LED lights. I don't see anything that would make it run by pressure, so it must run on resistance. So off to the shop I ra...
by meatshieldChris
Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: North Korea Saber Rattling
Replies: 1897
Views: 111226

Re: North Korea Saber Rattling

what tricks or aid does NK have up their sleeve? they are terribly confident and mouthy. and the leadership incompetence is laughable WTF are they thinking- like they have a chance to swing a war their way in these times? and with questionable aid from CHina or russia- wtf? didn't we do this 50 yea...
by meatshieldChris
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Murphy's Bridge
Replies: 173
Views: 7085

Re: Murphy's Bridge

This is kind of the "koyiashi maru test" of "What would you do?" situations. It really is a no-win situation if you get yourself into it. Yup. As has been mentioned before, if you are in an ambush, it's going to be ugly, any way you go. This scenario does illustrate the value of good reconnaissance...
by meatshieldChris
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Murphy's Bridge
Replies: 173
Views: 7085

Re: Murphy's Bridge

This is kind of the "koyiashi maru test" of "What would you do?" situations. It really is a no-win situation if you get yourself into it. Yup. As has been mentioned before, if you are in an ambush, it's going to be ugly, any way you go. This scenario does illustrate the value of good reconnaissance...
by meatshieldChris
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Snowblower shear bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: Snowblower shear bolts

On the preventive maintenance side, is there any kind of pre-season cleanup or prep you can do to minimize the problem? On the aggravation factor alone, a day spent on it now would be worth it. Our problem was the stones in the parking lot, which is what it was paved with- not much we could do befo...
by meatshieldChris
Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Snowblower shear bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Snowblower shear bolts

Ariens snowblower auger shear bolts cost me $4 each, and I go through one almost every time I have the blower out due to the way my driveway is (first few snows is just cleaning up of debris lost under the snow). Does anyone have any idea what steel they're made out of? It looks like a normal grade ...
by meatshieldChris
Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please
Replies: 1753
Views: 475749

Re: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please

we now now how Hummer came to Be. (sexcuse me for my bad english writing) The hummer's unrelated, the Iltis is a VW design which Bombardier bought the rights and tooling to, before selling the tooling back to VW. Belgium made some cool ones too, with diff lockers on both ends and big MG mounts on t...

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