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by RonnyRonin
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Midwest farmland flooded - what will be the impact on food prices?
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Midwest farmland flooded - what will be the impact on food prices?

My wife works for a small national grocery chain, people she works with are expecting this to matter, especially in regards to corn.
by RonnyRonin
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Looking for something higher quality but similar to the Condor Rapid Assualt
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Looking for something higher quality but similar to the Condor Rapid Assualt

Eagle is also known as SKD https://www.skdtac.com/Chest-Rig-s/202.htm Solid reputation as far as I'm aware. Eagle and SKD are unaffiliated. If the OP is really looking for just a chest rig, we could throw out brands for days, if OP is actually looking for something similar to the rapid assault (int...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Yurtsgiving trip
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Yurtsgiving trip

Awesome write up and pictures. Those shots of the ice on the yurt window and the whiskey jack on the pulk are beautiful! Are you going to return your nuked Style back to Leatherman for a warranty replacement? That's part of what you're paying for with a Leatherman. I think my wife gets credit for t...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Looking for something higher quality but similar to the Condor Rapid Assualt
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Looking for something higher quality but similar to the Condor Rapid Assualt

The surplus TAP (tactical assault panel) is somewhat similar, in that it has integrated mag pouches with a flat, MOLLE front. Very affordable last I checked.

The Esstac chest rigs are also fairly similar.
by RonnyRonin
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Yurtsgiving trip
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Yurtsgiving trip

The_alias was nice enough to plan a thanksgiving weekend trip for us and our respective lady friends late last year, thought I'd post up some pictures and thoughts. https://i.imgur.com/ivGrUk7.jpg pulk sledding in remains my go-to for winter trips, I was able to leave my wife with nothing but a dayp...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: One Tigris bags, anyone familiar?
Replies: 5
Views: 848

Re: One Tigris bags, anyone familiar?

If it is 500d cordura and YKK zippers as they claim I'd say it is a pretty solid step up from the bulk of Amazon tactical packs. Most of those use polyester fabric (much weaker then nylon), a cheap vinyl coating that rapidly peels off (making for weak seams) and off brand zippers that fail often. It...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Apartment heating
Replies: 36
Views: 1459

Re: Apartment heating

I was all set to use my tent stove as a ghetto insert in my fireplace, but from past experience if I didn't keep the stove going all night (and my small tent stove would require more wood every hour or two) I'd probably end off worse then without from all the cold air coming down the flue.
by RonnyRonin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Apartment heating
Replies: 36
Views: 1459

Re: Apartment heating

As an addition tape a heap of those cheap car shade things on your windows. To increase heat? I thought they kept heat out? Or maybe we are thinking of different things? They reflect radiant heat and provide a tiny amount of insulation. If the radiant heat is coming from inside, then it will reflec...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Apartment heating
Replies: 36
Views: 1459

Re: Apartment heating

I looked into propane as a backup heatsource but decided on kerosene instead. I probably should have done more math on it, but it seemed simpler and a typical kerosene heater claims 8-12 hours between fillups while a buddy heater on 1lb cylinders was much less if I recall. Certainly going to larger ...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Cart Resource Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 8237

Re: Bug Out Cart Resource Thread

BullOnParade wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:35 pm

So lately I've been thinking about making them one and the same.
What about this fella: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Uriah-Produ ... /206160584


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by RonnyRonin
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: My small-scale power infrastructure
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: My small-scale power infrastructure

That Opus looks pretty good, I'd love to add a 4-cell charger to my infrastructure. keep us posted on how it is. Little update: More storacells on the way, added a second O-lite charger for my EDC and been plotting an Ikea trip to double or triple my rechargeable AA stockpile, turns out they want to...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hobo stoves for scout fires.
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

Re: Hobo stoves for scout fires.

I busted out my smaller knock off woodgas stove (thrift store find) the other day, lots of potential but I need more practice, it was easier to smother then I thought but still easy to revive with a few puffs. I have larger Solo stove (maybe the same as OP's?) but it was also bought second hand and ...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everybody, I am from Colorado
Replies: 12
Views: 799

Re: Hello everybody, I am from Colorado

Welcome from Boulder!
by RonnyRonin
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Six String Samurai
Replies: 7
Views: 561

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: 561

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: 586

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: 59
Views: 8237

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: 640

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: 946

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: 5
Views: 811

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: 703

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: 1200

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: 3669

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: 1370

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.

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