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by vahtryn
Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 95 Toyota 4Runner opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 1616

Re: 95 Toyota 4Runner opinions

I'm just saying that finding parts for a 2nd gen is nearly impossible.
by vahtryn
Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: NFA Wait Times
Replies: 8
Views: 1030

Re: NFA Wait Times

I filed for a .22lr suppressor and it took 18 months to get. That was a hell of a wait.
by vahtryn
Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The Visor: Stealth Hoodie
Replies: 13
Views: 2459

Re: The Visor: Stealth Hoodie

Well there's always the classy star wars way of going about this

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by vahtryn
Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 95 Toyota 4Runner opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 1616

Re: 95 Toyota 4Runner opinions

Make certain that it's a 3rd gen and not a 2nd gen unless you're wanting to dig around junk yards for parts. That's part of the reason I got rid of my 2nd gen and went with a 1st gen with a 3rd gen conversion.

They're rock solid vehicles and will last for damn ever if you take care of them.
by vahtryn
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Big ol' bunch of tactical tomahawks
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

Re: Big ol' bunch of tactical tomahawks

Sweet, my woodsman! :) I like it.
by vahtryn
Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Manual mini-jack (3.5mm) switch?
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Re: Manual mini-jack (3.5mm) switch?

This project definitely grown. I'm building a beaglebone black carputer and swapping out my head unit with one that has a touch screen for the beagle to access. What's the beagle for? Music of course but also SDR as well as GPS. I'm sure other things will be added in just for shits and giggles.
by vahtryn
Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Manual mini-jack (3.5mm) switch?
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Re: Manual mini-jack (3.5mm) switch?

I've already started getting my list of parts. Of course this project has become something much larger. I'll post up the list of crap once I have it all and of course pictures.
by vahtryn
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Woke up with the gun in my hand unaware of why I had it.
Replies: 24
Views: 3518

Re: Woke up with the gun in my hand unaware of why I had it.

Where I was crashing for a spell I had to sleep with one of my firearms in the bed with me. Of course made sure nothing was chambered and it was on safe before going to sleep. Didn't want to accidentally unleash high velocity lead salad into me or my dog. There was a definite reason for having a fir...
by vahtryn
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Manual mini-jack (3.5mm) switch?
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Manual mini-jack (3.5mm) switch?

Does anyone have a good one that they like? I could always buy the parts and make one but I'm being lazy on that project because I still haven't replaced my soldering iron/station after tool theft. I'm looking to be able to switch between three mini jack items in my vehicle so idealy this would fit ...
by vahtryn
Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Just Got a 10/22
Replies: 73
Views: 4176

Re: Just Got a 10/22

Biggest mod I've done to my 10/22 was take it to a gun smith. I had a bull barrel I wasn't going to use so I traded that item for some barrel work for the stock barrel that came with mine. Had it shortened to the minimum legal length, threaded. For extra kicks they actually bore out the front iron s...
by vahtryn
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Quite nice coming from NC -- Engines
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Quite nice coming from NC -- Engines

I've been talking to a maker friend of mine in Asheville. Seems that these things are coming out and actually look pretty interesting. His ploy working with them happens to be building generators out of them. I'm actually intrigued even with as little information they have on their site. Take it as ...
by vahtryn
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Aquaponics basics?
Replies: 16
Views: 2251

Re: Aquaponics basics?

I have been thinking that fresh water shrimp, or Crawdads might be a good choice for smaller Aquaponics applications... Provided you like eating crawdads and shrimp... Shrimp are a real pain in the ass to raise in aquaponics. If you want ease of use go for koi or gold fish, trust me on this. Mud bu...
by vahtryn
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Thinking out loud
Replies: 23
Views: 1709

Re: Thinking out loud

I find some form of conflict works the best. Scared of something? Take it on full on frontal. It's always worked for me.

When I was afraid of heights all I did to get over it was jump out of a perfectly good airplane. Then again most people aren't like me.
by vahtryn
Wed May 28, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Aquaponics basics?
Replies: 16
Views: 2251

Re: Aquaponics basics?

One key aspect to aquaponics is aeration of the water. It doesn't hurt adding a air stone or two to any set up. Won't hurt the fish and will help the roots of your plants.

Feel free to PM me if you want. I've built and managed several systems.
by vahtryn
Wed May 28, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Finally something that will go places
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Re: Finally something that will go places

Here's what's been done to it. For the price I say I'm very happy. - 3.4 L 5vzfe from 1999 4RUNNER (~75k on engine) - 99 4runner MT ECU (by far the hardest thing to source for the swap) - 99 4runner Wiring Harness - 3VZ to 5VZ Swap Harness (identical to the one Off Road Solutions sells for ~$600) - ...
by vahtryn
Wed May 28, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: most bang for your BOV dollar$
Replies: 31
Views: 3758

Re: most bang for your BOV dollar$

My 1986 4-Runner had 485,000 miles on it when I got rid of it. The engine had never been worked on and still did not use any oil. It had a remoter larger oil filter and oil cooler, and I had only used synthetic oil. The only weak link was the transmission. I went through 2 transmissions. I hope to ...
by vahtryn
Wed May 28, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Finally something that will go places
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Finally something that will go places

My 90 4runner does need a lot of work. The 3vz-e engine in it has the lovely thing that nobody makes parts for it. Only options for doing repairs are going to junk yards to strip out parts hoping that they haven't already been stripped or doing a conversion. I started looking into doing a conversion...
by vahtryn
Tue May 20, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Pocket and compact prying tool over full size prying tool
Replies: 22
Views: 2573

Re: Pocket and compact prying tool over full size prying too

I keep a pry bar in my tool kit. Then again I also keep a bunch of really big wrenches in there. I prefer the extra length to get additional torque and leverage. I also know I won't be carrying either of my tool bags by hand since well tools be heavy as all hell. They go in the tool box of my vehicl...
by vahtryn
Thu May 15, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: MREs, your modern day experience?
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: MREs, your modern day experience?

There are a ton of threads on MREs here. Just a few posts down even: http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/view ... 4&t=112714
by vahtryn
Wed May 14, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mid size or full size
Replies: 16
Views: 1666

Re: Mid size or full size

I have one of these for both my truck and my trailer. When I get my next truck I'll pick up a third. The reason for this? Nobody wants to steal something with a boot on it ;) I love that it hides the wheel nuts so they can't just be taken off and something else tossed onto it with other cheaper type...
by vahtryn
Wed May 14, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: MRE vs Mountain House
Replies: 43
Views: 2581

Re: MRE vs Mountain House

There's also Hawk Vittles. One of my favorites is: http://hawkvittles.com/diva/divaPOP/divaPOPgold_img.htm?i=http://hawkvittles.com/product_pages/sweet_ital_sausage.jpg&c=&a=Sweet%20Italian%20Sausage&h=1&n=1&x=&s=15 6 bucks for 917 calories. Those look very promising....his singles are about the sa...
by vahtryn
Tue May 13, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Utopia - Maybe interesting?
Replies: 16
Views: 2092

Re: Utopia - Maybe interesting?

One can actually grow a crap ton of food on three acres. Growing Power does that and produce something like six to eight tons a year or something ridiculous like that a year. As for 15 people in that amount of space? The average subdivision tends to have more people in smaller areas. This really com...
by vahtryn
Tue May 13, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Utopia - Maybe interesting?
Replies: 16
Views: 2092

Utopia - Maybe interesting?

This seems to be the best place to place this since they gotta get all self-sufficient in a hurry. Sort of like the Colony only minus the marauders I'd say. I'll watch it on Hulu, see what it's about. I'm sure there will be all sorts of silly drama to obtain viewers but there also might be something...
by vahtryn
Tue May 13, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Using a modified DTV dish to increase solar cell efficiency?
Replies: 12
Views: 1139

Re: Using a modified DTV dish to increase solar cell efficie

Best way to generate heat, at least from my research, and the sun would be a solar tower. They're stupid expensive to build though.

Solar Power Tower

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