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by RonnyRonin
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Palmer Furnace style emergency shelter
Replies: 12
Views: 167

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: 501

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: 715

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: 501

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: 302

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: 314

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: 494

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: 308

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: 8
Views: 337

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: 422

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: 86
Views: 1676

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: 323

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: 497

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: 254

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...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 20 Volt Multi-Tool Sets: Opinions and Experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 1423

Re: 20 Volt Multi-Tool Sets: Opinions and Experiences

Just picked up one of these: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-18-Volt-ONE-Cordless-Power-Inflator-Tool-Only-P737/206159256 I have wanted a 12V compact air compressor for some time but kept putting it off. While I would still like a more serious unit I am fairly committed to my Ryobi infrastructure ...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?
Replies: 29
Views: 712

Re: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?

For an equal amount of ammo the 30s pack better because they will ride closer to your COG and stack higher, rather then further back. Ok, as far as what I'm getting at with the one way trip thing; the classic BoB context for putting on a pack and leaving makes your back a zero sum game, the packboar...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?
Replies: 29
Views: 712

Re: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?

I posted that link because you said you wanted something better and then referenced the plastic copies of a .50 cal ammo can. ( which would be better than the plastic copies ). But I have to ask. What possible scenario do you foresee that involves pack boarding Three cans of ammo in place of a pack...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?
Replies: 29
Views: 712

Re: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?

I have my share of 50's, wide 50s, and 40mm; The 30's are the only thing I really use for ammo. They are far more portable if you have to lug them by the top handle, and in the case of pack boarding the slimmer width keeps the weight closer to your COG for better carriage. My 50's mostly sit empty. ...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?
Replies: 29
Views: 712

Re: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?

I am eagerly awaiting the day they make something better then the skinny "30 cal" ammo cans for storing ammo, but I haven't seen it yet. I toyed with some modern plastic cans because of the lighter weight, but the amount that the container can deform and break the seal was a dealbreaker right off th...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Mystery Ranch Med Lid
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: Mystery Ranch Med Lid

Mystery Ranch uses 1" duraflex buckles, so if your pack does to then you are set.

But beyond this the lid appears to use the "repair" style buckles in which one end can simply be snapped onto any loop of webbing in the general vicinity, so as long as your pack uses 1" webbing, you are likely set.
by RonnyRonin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Spec Ops - RECON RUCK ULTRA TACTICAL RUCKSACK $44.50!
Replies: 29
Views: 1423

Re: Spec Ops - RECON RUCK ULTRA TACTICAL RUCKSACK $44.50!

In the link the reviewer modifies the frame. I might of missed it, but does the mod actually affect how the ruck is attached to the frame at all? 2 spitball ideas; one is run the belt down and under the center V brace before buckling it to itself, in theory this might anchor vertically as well as l...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Spec Ops - RECON RUCK ULTRA TACTICAL RUCKSACK $44.50!
Replies: 29
Views: 1423

Re: Spec Ops - RECON RUCK ULTRA TACTICAL RUCKSACK $44.50!

The original ALICE packs are made from 420d packcloth. Hhhmm, I'd seen a lot of recon rucks attached to ALICE and Down East frames over the years but never looked at them to closely, is there no lower frame attachment loops at all? Can the lower shoulder strap webbing be rerouted to secure it to the...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 20 Volt Multi-Tool Sets: Opinions and Experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 1423

Re: 20 Volt Multi-Tool Sets: Opinions and Experiences

Much obliged NT2C, that is certainly a step in the right direction, not sure how I missed that. Getting straight from a battery or solar panel to a 12V plug is not much of a feat, I will add that to the list right behind the transfer pump. Eventually I will likely get some kind of battery hub (in th...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 20 Volt Multi-Tool Sets: Opinions and Experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 1423

Re: 20 Volt Multi-Tool Sets: Opinions and Experiences

I ended up with ryobi because that was what my dad was buying people for christmas that year, but I've been happy with it. My brother upgraded to DeWalt brushless and upgraded me to his lithium ryobis and now I'm looking at really investing into batteries at which point I'll be committed. The one to...

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