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by EBuff75
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Free Olight review thread-I3E
Replies: 16
Views: 1789

Re: Free Olight review thread-I3E

I have an Olight I3S EOS on my keychain. I keep it as a backup to my main light (ZebraLight SC600 Mk IV), in case the battery died or I lost it. Sort of a two is one, one is none sort of thing. Not a fan of the light on my phone because it takes too long to get it out and use it. Gotta get the phone...
by EBuff75
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Living in a van, down by the river...
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: Living in a van, down by the river...

Used my Suburban for a week's worth of "camping" in northern Michigan this past fall. Nice to just be able to pull in to a campground, plug in a cord to run some lights/laptop (I stayed in RV slots in the campgrounds), put in my window blocks (foil/bubble wrap type of insulation, painted very light ...
by EBuff75
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6599
Views: 1010229

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

NONE of the prices you have listed are showing or even close. They were at the time, as I was able to go out and look at them. Decided against it, since I felt that the number of calories wasn't really enough to justify the purchase, even at that reduced price. I think that the fruit one only had a...
by EBuff75
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Where to get a flashlight repaired?
Replies: 21
Views: 900

Re: Where to get a flashlight repaired?

You might check with the folks on either Candlepowerforums or Budgetlightforums. There are lots of people there who mod flashlights and would probably be able to give you some expert advice on how to disassemble/fix/reassemble your light.
by EBuff75
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 28
Views: 2111

Re: Repair Wins

Seriously $100 for 2 air filter replacements.:? That would be a bargain for my car, given that it takes about 90 minutes to do the cabin air filter. You have to remove the glove box, half of the trim on the passenger side, the fuse panel (I wish I were joking), and then deal with stacked air filter...
by EBuff75
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: This Earthquake Safety Helmet Folds Flat Until You Need It
Replies: 17
Views: 1067

Re: This Earthquake Safety Helmet Folds Flat Until You Need It

At $71 each, I think I'll have to find something else to use for my Devo costume... ;)

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by EBuff75
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain
Replies: 45
Views: 5546

Re: Pig Ebola virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain

It slipped in unnoticed but the Chinese have cancelled all tariffs on pork and soy. This is a "good faith" gesture for negotiating with the US over tariffs and has nothing to do with their population starving this winter. When I saw the news about the tariffs being cancelled and the "reason" for it...
by EBuff75
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 910
Views: 94961

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

New off road tires is on my list for my Jeep. I want to get the Patagonia M/T tires. Doing a tune up and replacing one of the upstream O2 sensors today. Trying to improve my mpg. It's brutal. I'm driving from gas station to gas station. lol. Yeah, there were two options for the Grabber A/Tx tires -...
by EBuff75
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 910
Views: 94961

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Just got some new General Grabber A/Tx tires on my Suburban. The old tires (Bridgestone Dueller A/T) still had tread left on them, but they were very old and the previous owner stored the truck outdoors, so I decided to replace them just to be on the safe side. So far I've only driven from the shop ...
by EBuff75
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Nat'l Preparedness month - 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Nat'l Preparedness month - 2019

There's also the 30 Days 30 Ways preparedness challenge, with daily challenges (and an overall competition which you can enter) relating to preparedness.

Blog at: http://www.30days30ways.com/ and their Facebook page.
by EBuff75
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone !
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Re: Hello Everyone !

Welcome! It's always great to have people from other countries on the forum to give their perspective. Is there anything in particular that you're interested in from ZS?
by EBuff75
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dash Cams
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

Re: Dash Cams

I have a DOD TECH RX8W RX DOD Rearview Mirror Dash Camera in my car. I like that you don't really notice it because it looks like a rearview mirror. Haven't needed it yet, but I have gone back and reviewed footage of a suspicious vehicle once (turned out to be a neighbor's friend who had a sketchy c...
by EBuff75
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: howdy
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

Re: howdy

Welcome to ZS! There's lots of good stuff here, just hit up that search function!
by EBuff75
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 1
Views: 1285

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome to ZS Kristy! I'll echo what Halfapint asked - any areas of particular interest that you came here to find?
by EBuff75
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6682
Views: 333097

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

As for preps I bought 4 of these and along with some spare USB extension cords I had sitting around I can now String these to provide multiple sources of light in a room in the event of a power failure by using a USB battery bank. I plugged 4 in and left them on over night plugged into a 10,000 ma ...
by EBuff75
Sun May 26, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My initial lottery choice
Replies: 8
Views: 1378

Re: My initial lottery choice

How about a Knight XV from Conquest Vehicles? From the website: Conquest Vehicle Inc's flagship vehicle, the KNIGHT XV defines the future of the ultra-luxurious, handcrafted fully armored SUV. This one-of-a-kind, V10, 6.8-litre, Bio-fuel powered SUV was inspired by military vehicle designs and featu...
by EBuff75
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 27771

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

I've become interested in the arc/plasma/flameless/Tesla lighters recently and purchased one of the KOBWA lighters to try it out (sort of an electric version of a windmill lighter). If you haven't seen these lighters before, they use electricity to create a very hot plasma arc between contacts, no f...
by EBuff75
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 910
Views: 94961

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Oh yeah, BOVs.... Just got a Stanley Power Station/Jump Starter for the primary BOV (F-150 with a cap) the other day. Now the problem will be finding a place to store it, I dedicated the front 2 feet of the truck bed for tools, fuel, and BO supplies and it's already overflowing lol It gets some mix...
by EBuff75
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Headlight recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 2429

Re: Headlight recommendations

BTW, I can't speak to the Zebralight headlamps, but my EDC light is a Zebralight SC600 MkIII in neutral white which I absolutely love! Fairly compact (for an 18650 light) and very bright - around 1300 lumen. I'm seriously tempted by the SC600 Mk IV+ which puts out an even more impressive 2300 lumen,...
by EBuff75
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Headlight recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 2429

Re: Headlight recommendations

I have two 18650 headlamps, an Armytek Wizard Pro V2 Warm and an Olight H2R. Haven't actually used the Olight as a headlamp yet, but wow is it powerful! The Armytek is no slouch, but it's something like 800 lumens compared to 2300 in the Olight. I've had the Armytek for about four years and I've use...
by EBuff75
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Polar Vortex Dangers
Replies: 21
Views: 2214

Re: Polar Vortex Dangers

Michigan's lower peninsula had a bit of a scare right in the middle of the polar vortex this week. Just at the point where the temperatures had bottomed out, one of the larger natural gas compression stations (used to compress gas to send via pipelines to houses/businesses for heating purposes) suff...
by EBuff75
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Polar Vortex Dangers
Replies: 21
Views: 2214

Re: Polar Vortex Dangers

Drove my BOV (2004 Suburban Z71) to work today rather than my little Mazda 3 hatchback. Started up no problem in the morning, but it was less happy about starting after spending the day in the parking lot at work. Still started up, but made some horrible groaning and moaning noises from the steering...
by EBuff75
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Building a basic hand-tool kit!
Replies: 22
Views: 3643

Re: Building a basic hand-tool kit!

Man, you can go into a serious rabbit hole when thinking about what-tools-do-I-need... I'd add a few hammers, since a claw hammer is just the starting point. Ball peen hammer Handheld sledge hammer (2.5 to 4 pound) Rubber mallet Dead blow hammer Wranglerstar did a series of videos last year about th...
by EBuff75
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Recommendation for lightweight breatheable rainjacket
Replies: 15
Views: 3021

Re: Recommendation for lightweight breatheable rainjacket

I'll also chime in for Frog Toggs. I used mine tonight at a movie-in-the-cemetery event where our local CERT was assisting with parking. It kept me completely dry, which is what matters with rain gear!

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