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by SCBrian
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: High gain AM/FM automotive antenna mast?
Replies: 9
Views: 82

Re: High gain AM/FM automotive antenna mast?

In my days of Jeeps, CB's and Armour-all ing the vinyl seats before taking my (Now wife) out 4 wheeling :rofl: . I remember seeing connectors to run your AM/FM radio off the whip antenna. Dont know if it'll help reception, but maybe worth looking into? I know the common complaint was anytime you key...
by SCBrian
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Religious & Ethinc Groups Take CERT to New Level
Replies: 12
Views: 145

Re: Religious & Ethinc Groups Take CERT to New Level

Those issues aside maybe some New Yorkers could weigh in on this. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/muslim-community-patrol-nyc/ Not a new yorker, so take this for what it's worth. On one hand I can understand the "Easier to talk to someone like yourself", but on the other hand, it's rife for abuse...
by SCBrian
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: good starter tool set for home and auto use ?
Replies: 18
Views: 266

Re: good starter tool set for home and auto use ?

Craftsman is making a serious effort to bring manufacturing back to the US. : https://www.craftsman.com/whereitsmade That said, the core of my hand tools have been Craftsman and I've had them for over 25 years. Kobalt (Lowes), Husky (Home Depot) also come to mind. Snap-on is a good brand, but likely...
by SCBrian
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 881
Views: 35148

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

MPMalloy wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:00 pm
From NPR: Cargill Tests Robotic Cattle Driver As A Way To Improve Worker Safety

Now this is robot video I would like to see... :mrgreen:
Dateline 2150
"Another cattle driver bot mauled to death, suspects tied a red sheet on the bot and shouted "Olé !" before running away... "
:crazy:
by SCBrian
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: "Knife or Death" Ronin War Sword
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: "Knife or Death" Ronin War Sword

I dont typically comment on your threads (because I'm to busy wiping the drool off the keyboard), so I wanted to take a second to say "Way to go" & "Bad Ass!"
Keep it up!
by SCBrian
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12430
Views: 503673

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

I really got the taste of a Glenn under the dumpster moment with this. :( "Ricks Last 3 2 Episode s !" except for the made for tv movie trilogy we decided to make with him... :evil: ETA: has anyone else heard of this? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sunday night was not only Lincoln’s final epi...
by SCBrian
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 881
Views: 35148

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

Finally! A lawyer who will take my case about my neighbor unfairly stabbing my illegal shoes while he was playing Canadian music! Don't worry ZS, after I will 1 million gavels, I'll share them with you!
:lol:
by SCBrian
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Building a basic hand-tool kit!
Replies: 22
Views: 1192

Re: Building a basic hand-tool kit!

Depending on the type of work you are planning, you can probably omit 1/2" ratchets & sockets. Ive rebuilt engines, axles and rearends on 3/8. Is 1/2" easier? Sure, leverage, torque etc, but if you are going budget - a good 1/4 & 3/8s is fine. Buy a brand that stands behind their tools, and has a re...
by SCBrian
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Lifelite Pepper Ball Launcher
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Lifelite Pepper Ball Launcher

It's a matter of machining. It's expensive to build new dies for paintballs , Standard calibers are ~.68, followed by .50 and then .40 (blow gun). more cost effective to use the standard machines and just use a new fill agent. Then you cost is just materials and time on the machine. A lot of paintba...
by SCBrian
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Lifelite Pepper Ball Launcher
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Lifelite Pepper Ball Launcher

Not to mention that the new paintball joke will be to sub in some pepperballs. Pepperballs have been available for some years now. Mostly to LEO's for riot/crowd control. Other rounds include dye both visible and UV, solid rounds, and others. Cost keeps them out of most peoples hands, since they ar...
by SCBrian
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Mental Exercise
Replies: 27
Views: 1043

Re: Mental Exercise

flybynight wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:02 pm
WHEW!!!! :ohdear: that's a relief. I was afraid when I clicked on your link I'd see some version of silence of the lambs buffalo Bill dance. OH CRAP Stercutus hasn't posted his video yet.
Eye Bleach, Getcha Eye Bleach... Cheap prices, going fast....
by SCBrian
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Walmart recalls camp axes due to injury risk
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Re: Walmart recalls camp axes due to injury risk

Maybe I should have called this thread " Why I am NOT bugging out to WalMart " :awesome: Don't get me started on their $1 folder they sold up till a few years ago. My only defense: I had to know what $1 could get you in a knife. I HAD to know. :oops: I'm guilty of buying a few of those, but in my d...
by SCBrian
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Walmart recalls camp axes due to injury risk
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Re: Walmart recalls camp axes due to injury risk

That thing has a hollow handle, it detaches almost as fast as an escort when your wallet runs dry.
by SCBrian
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Guy in the middle of nowhere loses his BOV to fire?!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1269

Re: Guy in the middle of nowhere loses his BOV to fire?!!!

I dunno, I've seen some start from having a hot engine sitting over dead grass, and he meets both those things. Now it may have spread to something oil related after that...
by SCBrian
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Prepping News
Topic: Space Debris
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: Space Debris

One man's junk comes to mind. Who makes the distinction on what is "Junk"? Is this satellite really dead, or is it a weapon in sleep mode. Also on a practical matter, since some of the satellites are nuke powered, what about debris from re-entry. Same with some battery powered ones... I dunno, getti...
by SCBrian
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Eye Glasses & recomendations
Replies: 16
Views: 2277

Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Non tacti-cool suggestions from someone who's been wearing eyeglasses for only 10 years or so after a retinal-detachment. Anything to make your glasses stop fogging (Yes, they make sprays for that) will remove the UV & anti glare coatings. Lots of glasses straps brands/fits out there to help keep on...
by SCBrian
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!
Replies: 1307
Views: 158505

Re: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!

Family Dollar, Wilmington, NC - September 2018 after a minor Hurricane. I wonder if the reporter would be shocked if some thug started beating on her and the camera person? All I know is she's either got brass knockers bigger than mine below her belt or is just naive. I know I wouldn;t even approac...
by SCBrian
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!
Replies: 1307
Views: 158505

Re: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!

Family Dollar, Wilmington, NC - September 2018 after a minor Hurricane.

https://www.wfla.com/weather/hurricane- ... 1448842846
by SCBrian
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Dystopian recommendations?
Replies: 24
Views: 2396

Re: Dystopian recommendations?

"The Stormlight Archive", by Brandon Sanderson. There are currently 4 books in the series, out now. "The Way of Kings", "Words of Radiance", "Edgedancer", and "Oathbringer". There is supposed to be 10 volumes in all. So far, three of these are over 1000 pages. They kept me busy and enthralled. I hi...
by SCBrian
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2018 Hurricane Season
Replies: 94
Views: 4550

Re: 2018 Hurricane Season

I seem to remember reading something about the NC legislature banning the use of sea level rise data for coastal planning purposes, too Sea level rise, is one thing. Building a house on a sand bar is another. :rofl: Of course neither should be done. I have no problem if they want to build there as ...
by SCBrian
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2018 Hurricane Season
Replies: 94
Views: 4550

Re: 2018 Hurricane Season

People were told to prepare to evacuate communities up and down a stretch of coastline already identified as particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels due to climate change. They're called 'barrier islands' for a reason. People who build on them are effing idiots. Agreed, I'm in Charleston, and ...
by SCBrian
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?
Replies: 31
Views: 2491

Re: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?

Would have the same limitations as the radios above. The 36mile range is marketing. If you are on a mountain top and your friend is on a mountain top 36 miles away, and you can see each other, you can talk. If you and your friend are on opposite sides of the same mountain - no go. FRS/GRMS is essent...
by SCBrian
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6443
Views: 914202

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

SCBrian bit last time and posted a nice review: https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=121777&p=2707107#p2707107 His verdict: decent quality for the price, but it's not a heavy duty pack. Apparently the rainfly is well hidden when stowed. I promise when the temperature and the hum...
by SCBrian
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Breachpen - High Temp Cutting/Welding
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Re: Breachpen - High Temp Cutting/Welding

@4:42 - "The only thing that's going to kick off Magnesium is Thermite..."

Think he's got those reversed.

Also, I want one... :oh:

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