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by DarkandShiny
Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Seeking RoIP solution advice
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Seeking RoIP solution advice

Well I'm a new Ham so there are others out there with much more experience than I but it is my understanding that encryption on the amateur bands is prohibited. However there are some very obscure digital encoding/decoding protocols that nobody uses anymore that could function as a "unlocked gate". ...
by DarkandShiny
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Personal Locator Beacon
Replies: 19
Views: 2857

Personal Locator Beacon

Hello All, The Wifey and the kids are getting pretty darn good at skiing (we live in Utah) and I'm taking them into the back county a bit. We haven't experienced any close calls but everybody says we should all be carrying Personal Locator Beacons (PLB). The other website I frequent is expeditionpor...
by DarkandShiny
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: BaoFeng UV-5R+
Replies: 35
Views: 4004

BaoFeng UV-5R+

Hello Everybody, I ran across a quick review over on expeditionportal about a inexpensive mobile 2 meter radio and I thought it might prove interesting to some here. The text is below: I'll be the first to admit the capability of 2-meter, or HAM radio, greatly exceeds my knowledge of, and use for it...
by DarkandShiny
Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: fuel efficient 4x4 bov? whats your BOV MPG?
Replies: 144
Views: 23836

Re: fuel efficient 4x4 bov? whats your BOV MPG?

don't forget your gallon is 1.2 american gallons. 20MPG here is 24MPG there.
Correct - please remember that Imperial Gallons and US Gallons aren't the same thing.

http://www.convertunits.com/from/Imperi ... US+gallons" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by DarkandShiny
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Toyota Tundra....with a Cummins?
Replies: 13
Views: 2869

Re: Toyota Tundra....with a Cummins?

Toyota has such an awesome resource in Hino Absolutely Agree 1000% Check out these smallish diesel engines that Hino already manufactures and already meet emission standards http://www.hino.com/businessinmotion/story_605.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; They have a 4 cylinder engi...
by DarkandShiny
Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Toyota Tundra....with a Cummins?
Replies: 13
Views: 2869

Re: Toyota Tundra....with a Cummins?

I was hoping for a CAT diesel in the toyotas, personally. Really? Why? I like CAT equipment but I don't see any products that would fit a non-industrial use vehicle. The product I've linked to below would be perfect for a light duty pick-up truck 156 to 300 hp (I'm not sure on torque) and it meets ...
by DarkandShiny
Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Dead at Destitute Mountain
Replies: 2255
Views: 283535

Re: The Dead at Destitute Mountain

Tinderbox - I could not have anticipated this turn of events. I must have resolution - you MUST FINISH THIS! What you have created is unique and special. Thank you for working so hard for us.

You need to create a website that has a paypal donation button on it.
by DarkandShiny
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Dead at Destitute Mountain
Replies: 2255
Views: 283535

Re: The Dead at Destitute Mountain

I would prefer that Nick become the Blue plate special at the Zed Cafe. Perhaps wounded, weaponless, trapped in the basement with little food, with zombies on the other side of the door and no possibility of escape or rescue, and not even suicide as an option. I like the idea of Mr. "Man with a pla...
by DarkandShiny
Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: COMM Patch
Replies: 182
Views: 40004

Re: COMM Patch

I can make the stickers, but i'd have to do a 3-4-color layup in vinyl (don't have the printer set up yet). It's a very labor-intensive process but will last immesurably longer than printed stickers in the sun. It will be so much work i'd prefer to limit people to 2 each...i know some of you must h...
by DarkandShiny
Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tactical gloves
Replies: 53
Views: 8374

Re: Tactical gloves

I've had lousy experience with "tactical" gloves. I use Mechanix gloves as they are less expensive and better quality - no they aren't all black.

I bought a set of these and they sucked
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by DarkandShiny
Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Dead at Destitute Mountain
Replies: 2255
Views: 283535

Re: The Dead at Destitute Mountain

Best update yet! - Where are Anya and Hya? Who the hell has Henry been texting? When will the hoard reach the bad guys? When will Mundy get the chance to carve out Nick's heart with a spoon? How come this story is so awesome?
by DarkandShiny
Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Went to a HORRIBLE Gun Show this weekend in OKC.
Replies: 10
Views: 1715

Re: Went to a HORRIBLE Gun Show this weekend in OKC.

The 90s was either the Golden Age, or the Swan Song, of the epic fairgrounds gunshow. In pre-(real) Internet California, the Crossroads of the West shows were where you got your hundred dollar cases of 556 and x39, your $200 SKS, etc. After the ban things went downhill, but that's no surprise, bumm...
by DarkandShiny
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Litefighter tents
Replies: 19
Views: 4784

Re: Litefighter tents

Unless someone in the military knows of this company, and corrects my thinking, I really want to throw the caution flag on this one. Caution is warranted. I checked my Manta account (about as accurate as Wikipedia...) which lists LiteFighter Systems, LLC as a company with "5 employees or less" and ...
by DarkandShiny
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Weekend toy has become my daily driver
Replies: 8
Views: 2298

Weekend toy has become my daily driver

Okay so I got an offer on my old BMW that I couldn't refuse, which means I'm down to just my weekend toy. I've thrown quite a bit of money at this and I'm thinking I'm just about done but I'd like opinions from the group as to what else is "needed". This vehicle is going to pull double duty as my da...
by DarkandShiny
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Whats the big frigen deal?
Replies: 24
Views: 2326

Re: Whats the big frigen deal?

Hmmmm - I think the question you want answered isn't the question(s) you asked. If I may paraphrase, you want some justification/rationalization of your desire to buy and wear cool 'black ops' looking gear, put it on and pretend to shoot bad guys/zombies. I don't think there is anything particularly...
by DarkandShiny
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Worst Gun John Moses Browning ever created.
Replies: 31
Views: 5046

Re: Worst Gun John Moses Browning ever created.

He worked at this literally until the day he died, and he did die at his workbench.... If any of you are in my neck of the woods, head up to Ogden UT and you can see JMB's actual workbench.... yes the one he died upon. http://theunionstation.org/index.php/museums-2/john-m-browning-firearms-museum/"...
by DarkandShiny
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Dead at Destitute Mountain
Replies: 2255
Views: 283535

Re: The Dead at Destitute Mountain

dohnuts wrote: This story is that good. It really is, isn't it? :D Seriously it is that good. I went back and re-read the entire thing and the flow of the story, character development, conflict buildup etc are all praise worth. uhhhh...ohhhhh look out! its the MOAR BOAR http://i1111.photobucket.com...
by DarkandShiny
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Does a ham do this?
Replies: 12
Views: 2644

Re: Does a ham do this?

These new "radio only" operators accepted the term and made it their own, proudly proclaiming themselves to be hams. So, when a ham reads the title of your thread they immediately think you're talking about the operator, and it's confusing until you understand what's really being asked. I always ge...
by DarkandShiny
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Should firearms be defensive ?
Replies: 40
Views: 2167

Re: Should firearms be defensive ?

I guess it depends if the paper plate is the aggressor or not in this scenario. Can you provide more info? Does the plate have a history of aggression? A criminal background? Was it acting aggressively toward you or others? Was it armed? Was it legally in that location, etc? :lol: :clap: :lol: This...
by DarkandShiny
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Should firearms be defensive ?
Replies: 40
Views: 2167

Re: Should firearms be defensive ?

I only have a few firearms. I use my rifles for putting holes in paper plates when I am 300-400 yards away.

I also have a couple of hand guns - also to put holes in paper albeit at shorter distances.

.. not sure that falls into 'offensive' or 'defensive' categories.
by DarkandShiny
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Summer MBO to the Manistee River Trail (Pic Heavy)
Replies: 26
Views: 2062

Re: Summer MBO to the Manistee River Trail (Pic Heavy)

Great post... Great pics... Great gear review.

Thanks for sharing and Congrats!
by DarkandShiny
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Gun Shields?
Replies: 26
Views: 3322

Re: Gun Shields?

:lol: :lol: :clap: :clap:

Bravo... just awesome

Made my day seeing that... Thanks for posting
by DarkandShiny
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Reciprocating Saw for Rescue / Demolition?
Replies: 28
Views: 2765

Re: Reciprocating Saw for Rescue / Demolition?

Okay it looks like the professionals have spoken - KnightoftheRoc seems to be the word of authority for many subjects. I'd like to offer my view from a distinctly non-professional, very amateur position. About six months ago I purchased a Ridgid brand Reciprocating saw. I know this is probably laugh...
by DarkandShiny
Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Communication question
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Communication question

Welcome to the forum.. Go ahead and search the "Communications" section of this forum. There are a bunch of members that are absolute experts in radio communications (I'm not one of them). One thing about ZS however is we put a fairly big emphasis on being law abiding citizens. So any discussion abo...

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