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by RonnyRonin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: New AR Optic
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: New AR Optic

The TA33 ACOG (compact x3) seems to go for around $750 on a consistent basis on eBay. I bought one for that amount back in 2012 and just watched one go for that exact amount last week. The TA33 is a fantastic optic in that the eye box is forgiving, the optical clarity is second to none, and the illu...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Building a BOBike
Replies: 47
Views: 7442

Re: Building a BOBike

I do get a kick out of the folks who naysay at the idea, then immediately show their lack of experience and knowledge about the subject. Not saying I see that much here, but some forums have threads that start out as "I suck at cycling, so it must be stupid!" Bikes come up pretty often on the prepa...
by RonnyRonin
Sun May 26, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: In home cash reserve
Replies: 14
Views: 476

Re: In home cash reserve

I don't keep as much cash on hand as I'd like (mostly because craigslist deals keep knocking it back down) but I try to set aside some cash every paycheck. I haven't yet with cash, but with most all my preps I'm trying to diversify between my apartment and my detached garage, so that in the event on...
by RonnyRonin
Thu May 16, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6477
Views: 939685

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

Ha! that is a metric crap ton to be sure and pretty tempting, thanks!
by RonnyRonin
Tue May 14, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Building a BOBike
Replies: 47
Views: 7442

Re: Building a BOBike

https://i.imgur.com/aWY4dvo.jpg Found an extrawheel trailer at the local used sporting goods store. The included axle adaptor didn't fit my bike so I threw it on the wife's bike for testing. Pretty impressed so far, far less versatile then a flatbed trailer like a BOB but much lighter, more compact...
by RonnyRonin
Sun May 12, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: The definitive ZS MRDS thread
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: The definitive ZS MRDS thread

I did a lot of research awhile back, things have probably changed a bit since then. I really wanted to like the Leupold deltapoint pro for its very clear glass and top opening battery compartment, but I heard far to many "had to send it back for work" stories for me to trust it. While I'm not blown ...
by RonnyRonin
Thu May 09, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Which of these 2 bags would you pick?
Replies: 13
Views: 554

Re: Which of these 2 bags would you pick?

I would strongly recommend neither. They both use very cheap sub-par materials that will likely fail in short order. The off-brand zippers are usually the first thing to go, but the fabric coatings tend to crack and fail quickly as well leaving poor seam integrity. The cheap buckles are also a vulne...
by RonnyRonin
Sat May 04, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Portable trail cart.
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: Portable trail cart.

not much point in selling them given the low cost and effort to build them, and there is an issue with consistently sourcing parts as thrift stores are the main way to keep costs down. I'd rather people just build them themselves. about two years ago I upgraded to a Juki 1541, which has really expan...
by RonnyRonin
Fri May 03, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Portable trail cart.
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: Portable trail cart.

If you read further on the build thread there are several tests in different terrain and weights. the two full fuel cans+cart weight was right around 100lbs and was beyond easy on flat paved ground. At the low speeds involved I think you could push the safety margins of all the bike parts involved s...
by RonnyRonin
Thu May 02, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Portable trail cart.
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: Portable trail cart.

https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=119275 https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=119152 Two threads with some pertinent discussion. I personally do NOT support Honey Badger as they simply ripped off an existing design from Pack Wheel and put more resources into SEO and...
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: 9
Views: 674

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: 564

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: 560

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: 564

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: 560

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: 1123

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: 2158

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: 2158

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: 2158

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: 8941

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: 1061

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: 1448

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: 1203

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: 742

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 ...

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