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by RonnyRonin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: CR123 Batteries
Replies: 29
Views: 302

Re: CR123 Batteries

Battery Junction and Battery station are two reputable sellers I have used.
by RonnyRonin
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New Car/SUV/Truck
Replies: 22
Views: 235

Re: New Car/SUV/Truck

The MPG out of the crosstreks is pretty incredible for an AWD, it was the interior space that killed it for me. Even foresters feel a little small to me (spent 4 hours in the back seat of one a few weekends ago), the spare tire and suspension make the cargo deck pretty absurdly high. Cant' argue wit...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Building a Bug Out Cart for fun and profit
Replies: 40
Views: 4821

Re: Building a Bug Out Cart for fun and profit

Or rig some way to connect the cart stem or bars to the bike’s rear axle? And how would you go about that; specifically? Seems like I would just be starting from square one, hunting down one specialized clamp still seems easier then creating a whole new attachment method from scratch. While I will ...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My Mobile BOL
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: My Mobile BOL

Top of my filter list is a katadyn siphon, field cleanable and no moving parts. Cheap too, just hope it's small enough to fit through the opening on the MWCs. I'll definitely try the 180* trick next time, I found out getting some vacuum in the jug (underventing) was the secret to getting rid of the ...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 95
Views: 4331

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

I also use imgur since the great Photobucketpocolypse. I simply resize all images as I upload them, I like it way better then Photobucket all around.
by RonnyRonin
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 95
Views: 4331

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

PICS!

super jealous, heavy equipment makes that much work almost sound like fun!
by RonnyRonin
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Building a Bug Out Cart for fun and profit
Replies: 40
Views: 4821

Re: Building a Bug Out Cart for fun and profit

You may have to drill and tap new threads on one side or the other, but if the bar clamp on the tagalong and your single-wheel “cart” are the same inner diameter, just use the fixed clamp half from the tagalong and the cap from the other...maybe a simple piece of drilled and tapped flat stock (or j...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My Mobile BOL
Replies: 2
Views: 258

My Mobile BOL

I say that a bit tongue in cheek, as this is just my car camping setup, but it would be used as such if I had to get some alone time in the woods for whatever reason, or simply as a vehicle bug out shelter kit on a longer trip. Currently I am limited to a smaller hatchback (Honda Fit) so a more inte...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Building a Bug Out Cart for fun and profit
Replies: 40
Views: 4821

Re: Building a Bug Out Cart for fun and profit

After spending far too long in both Lowes and Home depot I couldn't find any connectors I trusted so I pulled my tagalong apart: https://i.imgur.com/odtHxc7.jpg I used the old handlebar mount on the tagalong tongue to bolt to the cart handlebars https://i.imgur.com/e3lzd7H.jpg obviously it doesn't t...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Is the End Nigh?
Replies: 75
Views: 1292

Re: Is the End Nigh?

I've been spending more time on r/preppers and r/bugout, but the quality of content seems inversely proportionate to the participation rates. A lot of it is just making strawman prepper tropes to complain about, or asking questions better answered by google searches. Far to many posts about which pr...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 146
Views: 2020

Re: The Coming Civil War

A few poorly tied together observations: While "polarization" does seem to be the correct word for what is going on, it still seems that it is hard to get a sizable group to agree on enough things to take up arms together. The critical mass needed to A) defend the neighborhood B) riot or C) commit t...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for thoughts on a knife...
Replies: 23
Views: 637

Re: Looking for thoughts on a knife...

You should check out the new esee 4hm. they redid the handle. Any particular reason? None of my complaints about the 4 had anything to do with the handle; the blade thickness and proportions I was mentioning are exactly the same between the classic and HM version. In fact I have the 6HM and while I...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: 2018 prep goals
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: 2018 prep goals

Not a bad time for a mid-year update. I got an AR upper and got it set up in time for The_Alias to drag me to a rifle competition. I settled for a cheaper upper then I originally planned but better the one I have then the one I'm saving for. I already had a head start on mags and ammo so switching p...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for thoughts on a knife...
Replies: 23
Views: 637

Re: Looking for thoughts on a knife...

ESEE 4 is a good knife, but my main complaint was how thick the blade was in relation to its width and length. I far prefer the thickness of the ESEE 3, but would prefer it a bit longer. I keep going back to my mora precisely because of how thin it is.
by RonnyRonin
Wed May 23, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: AR15 for Hunting: Different Calibers
Replies: 15
Views: 285

Re: AR15 for Hunting: Different Calibers

between 6.5 and .300 I really don't think 6.8 has a place anymore. The former two will likely only increase in popularity so ammo and parts are no sweat, can't say the same for 6.8. Honestly I'm surprised it hasn't died out completely by now. If there ever was a reason to get a 7.62x39 AR, .300 has ...
by RonnyRonin
Wed May 23, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best 5gal water container? Best price?
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: Best 5gal water container? Best price?

uncleben03 wrote:I have 2 of the Scepter cans, tempted to buy the Ability need can to compare...

By every online review I've read and from looking at screpters in stores they are indistinguishable.
by RonnyRonin
Mon May 21, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: school shooting in Texas,
Replies: 24
Views: 543

Re: school shooting in Texas,

would metal detectors have made a difference in any of the recent school shootings? I'm not intimately aware of the timelines but I can't imagine starting shooting just outside a metal detector would make much difference compared to smuggling the weapon in. Do most shootings involve gaining entry be...
by RonnyRonin
Mon May 21, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "The Rain" on Netflix
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: "The Rain" on Netflix

I made it two episodes. Production values seemed disproportionately high compared to the quality of writing and acting; if it had felt more low-budget I probably would have judged them less.
by RonnyRonin
Sun May 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Best (durable) earbuds for comms/BOB use
Replies: 18
Views: 2199

Re: Best (durable) earbuds for comms/BOB use

taipan821 wrote:I use a bowman headset which I've modded to suit the icom radios my volunteer unit run.
I would love to hear more about this, I actually just started shopping for a bowman.
by RonnyRonin
Sun May 20, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: ESEE 4HM New more bushcrafty version ESEE knives.
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: ESEE 4HM New more bushcrafty version ESEE knives.

I have a 6HM. I do like the lack of choil but miss the palm swell of the originals or similar knives. I plan to try and build up a palm swell with a cord wrap and some kind of filler, but haven't tried it yet. I had an ESEE 4 (original) and found the blade stock (same as 6 I think?) to be a bit thic...
by RonnyRonin
Sun May 20, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best 5gal water container? Best price?
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: Best 5gal water container? Best price?

Hot dang, OD green MWCs! kinda tempted, would love to have different colors for dirty or grey water that didn't scratch off like spray paint, bookmarked for later.
by RonnyRonin
Sat May 19, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best 5gal water container? Best price?
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: Best 5gal water container? Best price?

SO I waited around and that site ran out of these 5 gallon water cans. Any other sources? I had the same scare when I was buying some LCIs, they come back in stock if you are patient. I have two MWCs and am glad I do, but likely won't get anymore. For long term durability I like them a lot, and I l...
by RonnyRonin
Tue May 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: AR15 tests: Which components are best?
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: AR15 tests: Which components are best?

I was very glad to read the midlength test, proves what everyone kind of sorta knew but really just puts the whole thing to bed. I would be tickled to see carbine gas systems die out on anything longer then 12.5." All in all there seems to be far fewer things of real contention in the firearms world...
by RonnyRonin
Sat May 12, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Absolute minimum
Replies: 16
Views: 1011

Re: Absolute minimum

I'll actually support the separate tools approach, I gave up on traditional multitools quite a while ago. Chief problem I found was needing two tools for one job and only being able to use one or the other; classic example is needing a screwdriver to turn a bolt and the pliers to hold the nut. Very ...

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