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by RonnyRonin
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Six String Samurai
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Six String Samurai

I remember loving it on first watch, then forcing my friends to watch it. I was not allowed to pick a movie for awhile after that. I had a similar experience when I made my friends watch 'The Big Lebowski' . That's when I realized I needed new friends. :lol: My wife has taken away my movie picking ...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Six String Samurai
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Six String Samurai

I remember loving it on first watch, then forcing my friends to watch it. I was not allowed to pick a movie for awhile after that.
by RonnyRonin
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Vortex optics
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Vortex optics

the few vortex optics I have used have massively underwhelmed me on optical clarity and light transmission, mostly they were just a lot less bright and clear then other scopes. If the warranty is the first thing people mention when lauding a product, I take that as a bad sign. Supposedly the higher ...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Cart Resource Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 6111

Re: Bug Out Cart Resource Thread

https://i.postimg.cc/xdbhxn1k/De-Walt-DW625-E-Router-Table.jpg The technical drawing which I work from https://i.postimg.cc/mZnJ7PwY/IMG-0060.jpg This is super rad, I love the router, might have to try that. I will keep beating the drum though, any cart with the load split between the wheel and the...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Oto Melara R 2.5 Gorgona
Replies: 10
Views: 140

Re: Oto Melara R 2.5 Gorgona

Having daily driven a few <100HP diesels, I can tell you its not all its cracked up to be. Also from the chart its supercharged, not turbo'd. Couldn't say if that is better or worse, but I'd be willing to find out; assume less lag but I'm told they do rob some HP as well. but if they had a wagon ver...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: good starter tool set for home and auto use ?
Replies: 18
Views: 283

Re: good starter tool set for home and auto use ?

I've had a set of harbor freight wrenches and sockets in each car for quite a few years now. The sockets and wrenches have worked well enough, but I've broken two ratchets now that were pretty miserable to use even before they broke, so I would strongly recommend holding out for kobalt/husky at the ...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: My small-scale power infrastructure
Replies: 2
Views: 193

My small-scale power infrastructure

Thought I'd throw up an overview of my current kit, which has only recently become something very useful, to keep my small portable electronics powered. My power needs for this arbitrarily defined catagory as I can list them off the top of my head are as follows: 1) personal lighting (flashlight, he...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What's your prep New Year's Resolutions?
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: What's your prep New Year's Resolutions?

transportation is my priority this coming year. I'm working on getting a receiver hitch installed on my vehicle, and then building a way to haul spare fuel and a full sized spare tire off the hitch. A few more tools and safety measures for my vehicles, like fire extinguishers and better recovery gea...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Violence at the US Border
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Violence at the US Border


In one of the videos there is a man carrying a large piece of rolled up carpet. Is this a barb-wire crossing device or something else?
by RonnyRonin
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My Sawyer Mini Pump Filter
Replies: 16
Views: 2973

Re: My Sawyer Mini Pump Filter

Super thread necro for some updates: 1) the sawyer mini is NOT up to task in silty environments. I've mentioned this in other threads, but on one particular trip I went with a mini and my boss went with a squeeze. Pulling water from the same source at the exact same time we found the performance dif...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Palmer Furnace style emergency shelter
Replies: 12
Views: 710

Re: Palmer Furnace style emergency shelter

I'd be very curious how much better the SOL poncho is then a traditional one for this purpose, I'd have to assume a LOT better but I don't know.
by RonnyRonin
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Short high waisted jackets. Sick of this style!
Replies: 24
Views: 972

Re: Short high waisted jackets. Sick of this style!

pattern grading to adjust sizing is a very specific talent; not many can do it and the ones that can aren't cheap. Buying the correct size would be imperative, and you won't like the price to remake one in Goretex. Most places that work with Goretex don't have a true seam taping machine and have to ...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Building a basic hand-tool kit!
Replies: 22
Views: 1195

Re: Building a basic hand-tool kit!

Beyond the slipjoint pliers, "channel locks" (generically called tongue and groove pliers?) I find I use quite often. Some very long needle nose pliers get quite a bit of use as well. For quick and dirty 2x4 projects a speed square is your best friend occasionally a rubber mallet is handy, but not a...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Short high waisted jackets. Sick of this style!
Replies: 24
Views: 972

Re: Short high waisted jackets. Sick of this style!

I need to design clothing for people that care about function and could give a shit about what they look like. There are hundreds of companies that already do this, its just that no two people can agree on what counts as function. If you are actually serious about not caring what you look like the ...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Question Regarding USA
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: Question Regarding USA

I'd say Isuzu is far more common then Mitsu Fusos, but the caveat there is that a 4x4 Isuzu is virtually non-existent while almost half the fusos I see are 4x4, so for that particular variant going Mitsubishi might be wise. If 2wd is fine then Isuzu all the way. Ivecos are sweet, but I've never actu...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: A place with no name ... BullOnParade got some land
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: A place with no name ... BullOnParade got some land

Congrats! these are always fun threads to follow and keep the dream alive, as always PICS!
by RonnyRonin
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Recommendation for lightweight breatheable rainjacket
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: Recommendation for lightweight breatheable rainjacket

Frogg Toggs is one of the few jackets currently available that will actually stay relatively waterproof and breathable throughout its lifespan, shorter though it may be. Columbia has two new jackets in their outdry line that are very light and by all accounts both waterproof and breathable, but far ...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Colorado
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Hello from Colorado

Welcome from the front range! there are are least two of us over here and one on the western slope, what part of CO do you hail from?
by RonnyRonin
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The North Koreans had better hurry and EMP us
Replies: 33
Views: 1200

Re: The North Koreans had better hurry and EMP us

While I have no real grasp on the actual adoption rates, I have wondered at what point the trend toward less dense and less centralized power generation (wind farms and solar mostly) will make a true grid-down scenario practically impossible.
by RonnyRonin
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Inflatable backpack.
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Inflatable backpack.

Klymit has done this off and on for some time, they even made inflatable frames for a few frameless packs including the Granite Gear Crown VC: https://www.granitegear.com/outdoor/accessories/vapor-current-airbeam-frame.html I would not be at all surprised if Klymit's factory was the one making this ...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Mossberg 500 based home defense setup
Replies: 97
Views: 2346

Re: Mossberg 500 based home defense setup

Red and green dot plus multiple reticles made it seem a better choice. Something to consider; one of the reasons I like to recommend away from this feature specifically is that if you come to like a green dot, or a particular reticle, there are often very few quality versions of the same to upgrade...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: strange floating backpack
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: strange floating backpack

My take on this: A) The fact that this is coming in video format and making the rounds on low-effort content curators is your first clue. B) Regardless of the gains on paper, moving the load further from your COG has a real and tangible effect on carrying efficiency. The floating mechanism likely mo...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: To reload or not to reload, that is the question
Replies: 27
Views: 897

Re: To reload or not to reload, that is the question

I decided against reloading some time ago, and thus far have been quite happy with my decision. I shoot relatively little, so for starters my return on investment for even a mediocre reloading setup would be pretty far out. Secondly beyond the startup costs I think the time and bandwidth to refine a...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bison insulated jacket.
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Bison insulated jacket.

Had to watch the video to figure out what the ratio was; 50% bison to 50% polyester. what you gain from natural fibers (temperature regulation, no melt, anti-microbial, moisture properties) are largely neutralized by placing it inside a waterproof breathable shell, I'd be much more interested if you...

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