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by RonnyRonin
Thu May 28, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings! 100% more Raven in Denver!
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Greetings! 100% more Raven in Denver!

Me and the_alias are NW of Denver, starting monday I will be commuting into north Denver.

AKFTW (no longer active) is over in Aurora.

PM me for phone number if that is easier, don't mind text or signal chat.
by RonnyRonin
Tue May 19, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition
Replies: 15
Views: 3137

Re: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition

minor update; decide to chop the side bottle pockets off since they tended to not hold bottles secure enough anyway: http://i.imgur.com/OLghfhM.jpg saved 2.75 oz. Removed the radio access pocket (no picture) and replaced with 1.5" webbing. saved 1.25 oz. removed the stock lid with full double layers...
by RonnyRonin
Mon May 18, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4657
Views: 265086

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Thank you all for the congrats; I have some mental patterns to undue but its amazing how quickly your outlook toward the future can improve. current plan: 1) buy second car before wife's work from home ends. I'm trading a 10 minute bike commute for a 30 minute car commute and she will go back to a 3...
by RonnyRonin
Sun May 17, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4657
Views: 265086

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

After two+ years of underemployment I just got a real job. The fact that the company is still hiring right now (and everything else I've seen there) has me fairly optimistic they are in a good spot to weather the coming days, but in case I'm wrong I'm trying to decide how to allocate my first few ch...
by RonnyRonin
Thu May 14, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Why are tents such ugly damn colors?!
Replies: 14
Views: 2198

Re: Why are tents such ugly damn colors?!

For me the interesting thing about Robens is, that they are one of very, very few tent makers that still use lightweight silicone coated ripstop polyester, which weights a bit more than silnylon (and is more expensive), but is much better in wet conditions and survives longer under UV radiation. Po...
by RonnyRonin
Sun May 10, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Boots for really long walks
Replies: 17
Views: 1595

Re: Boots for really long walks

I think I've said this somewhere on ZS before, but there is one significant problem with quality boots that I have noticed from countless testimonials; If you buy good boot, by the time they wear out the company you bought them from is likely completely different from when you bought them. Today 2-3...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Art of No BOB - WPS
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: The Art of No BOB - WPS

Saw some discussion on this on Reddit today as well; haven't actually watched it yet though. What seems to be common on reddit is the Straw Man Prepper of "I'm going to take my bag of tricks and go live in the woods forever" to which the writers/video makers can spend any amount of time criticizing ...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check?
Replies: 124
Views: 4998

Re: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check?

I think the bank part was key; he applied last time through a larger bank that blew him off; he has since switched to a smaller bank that is actually working with him so the second round seems more optimistic.
by RonnyRonin
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check?
Replies: 124
Views: 4998

Re: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check?

Not exactly the same thing but the local businesses that I am aware of filing for SBA PPP funds have all received these funds. My workplace was just told they will NOT be receiving any SBA PPP funds, guess they got on the bandwagon too late. I've been trying the thread the needle of working enough ...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: First Strike Rations
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: First Strike Rations

First strike rations are just a vacuum pack grab bag of junk food and snacks, a trip to the grocery store could get you the nearly the exact same food, and certainly much better food if you cared to take the time. There is nothing magical about the pop tarts and trail mix they put in the first strik...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Homemade Face Masks
Replies: 51
Views: 1879

Re: Homemade Face Masks

There are cats and dragons and wolves and psychedelic shit. Its pretty bananas.
by RonnyRonin
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Homemade Face Masks
Replies: 51
Views: 1879

Re: Homemade Face Masks

I've been hunkered down for the long haul. My local County jail requested 1000 masks from me and its slow going. Gotta fuel to win https://i.imgur.com/jMCQe73.jpg?1 First batch was whatever I could scrounge up around the house. The olive polycotton was supposed to be a pair of pants to wear on my fi...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Honda Element BOV
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Honda Element BOV

What kind of jerry cans are those? Are they metal or polymer? Also, can you link to exactly what twin bed frame you used? Those are military surplus MFCs by scepter, I have a local source and sell them on eBay as one of my many side hustles, there is one metal blitz can hiding in there as well. I o...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Honda Element BOV
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Honda Element BOV

A shame it was never offered in AWD, As mentioned; the vast majority were AWD, its actually quite rare to happen across a 2wd one. The single biggest impediment to softroading is the fuel tank, which is dead center between the axles and the lowest point on the whole car :lol: It has an impressive s...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition
Replies: 15
Views: 3137

Re: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition

Sorry, I pulled that setup apart before I weighed it, and due to other mods I was using a stock FILBE bag so the numbers would have been a bit wonky. the straps saved 8oz, and the belt padding probably added 2oz back on so not too much different from an issue one. https://i.imgur.com/7CTjVfk.jpg?1 h...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Honda Element BOV
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Honda Element BOV

Speaking of superstrut, I was having a hard time finding crossbars that I either liked, or could afford. Most are aggressively curved and seemed to all be north of $100. Most roof baskets I see on subarus and the like are sitting VERY high and sucking a lot of wind. I wanted something lower, and mor...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Honda Element BOV
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Honda Element BOV

Like many I'm stuck with a BOV optimized for daily life rather then payload, off road performance and range. I used to have a 4runner but have traded down to a honda element; its easier to park in town, gets better fuel milage, is more comfortable on long trips and the cargo space is far more usable...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check?
Replies: 124
Views: 4998

Re: What WILL you do with that stimulus check?

I'll just say ZS'rs are better off then I thought by the number of people not getting them :shock: My tax bill is a bit more then the checks, I think we might come out $200 ahead for the household :vmad: . I'm largely in the same boat as Woodsghost; trying to sell as many assets as I can early befor...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Flat pack bowl.
Replies: 7
Views: 1398

Re: Flat pack bowl.

I use the older discontinued fold flat bowls with now snaps (I don't trust them on the fozzil bowls). I use it to save quite a bit of cleanup, I an boil water in my pot, and rehydrate my instant potatoes and dehydrated beans or oatmeal in the bowl, allowing me to boil up more water later for other t...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Can't login?
Replies: 14
Views: 2760

Re: Can't login?

I still can't log in normally, I am currently in a private session on chrome and that works.
by RonnyRonin
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Looking into a new pistol
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: Looking into a new pistol

I'm sorry to not answer the question you are asking, but a far better way is to stock enough commonly available (and far cheaper) ammunition during normal times that you don't even notice periods of low supply. If you want some exotic calibers, go get them! but spending hundreds on a new gun just in...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales
Replies: 60
Views: 2109

Re: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales

One of my freelance design clients runs a tiny gun shop in downtown Boulder. Low profile, appointment only kinda thing. He sells primarily precision rifles and accessories but with so few gun shops in the area he's had his own little run by the people that know of him. His experience has been intere...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: NATO VS Civie gas can
Replies: 26
Views: 1070

Re: NATO VS Civie gas can

moab wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:12 am
But these containers seem hella to ship. No?
not half as bad as you'd think, to somewhere in my half of the country I can ship a pair for around $20-25, if its a far corner it can be $30-40. I'm sure from Canada it would be a pretty penny though.
by RonnyRonin
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: NATO VS Civie gas can
Replies: 26
Views: 1070

Re: NATO VS Civie gas can

Holy crap. Do they ship to the US? No, absolutely not; you have to find a willing Canadian to buy and ship them to you. I've contemplated a smuggling run to the border many a time; I think I could fit enough in my Honda to pay for the trip a few times over but it would also flood a fairly niche mar...

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