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by EBuff75
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New Car/SUV/Truck
Replies: 22
Views: 235

Re: New Car/SUV/Truck

If you're really interested in the Ranger or the Bronco, you might consider buying an interim vehicle just to last you until they're released and you can buy what you're actually interested in. To that end, it might make sense to look at used vehicles which hold their value well, like a Toyota or Su...
by EBuff75
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for reviews of compact binoculars?
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: Looking for reviews of compact binoculars?

Question, did you read the Optics Planet article on choosing compact binoculars, because they do have one that is specific to that type. https://www.opticsplanet.com/howto/how-to-choose-buy-compact-binoculars.html There are some recommendations for binos in the article for three different categories...
by EBuff75
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for thoughts on a knife...
Replies: 23
Views: 635

Re: Looking for thoughts on a knife...

A Buck Selkirk 0863BRS might fit your requirements as well. I can't really speak to it as far as durability and such - I bought one just because it was purty! :) It feels pretty solid and has a nice edge on it. It has a full tang with a cross-hatched pommel that can be used for hammering. It's sort ...
by EBuff75
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Blueberries
Replies: 15
Views: 302

Re: Blueberries

My parents are lucky enough to have quite a few wild blueberry bushes on their property here in Michigan. The y taste about the same as the farmed ones, but they're much smaller (pencil eraser sized), so it takes a long time to pick any appreciable amount. The nice thing about wild ones though, is t...
by EBuff75
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: in cab storage and organization
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: in cab storage and organization

What model of vehicle? I seem to recall a thread from a few years back about a storage bin that fit into some Ford pickups in the space where a winch could go behind the front bumper.
by EBuff75
Thu May 24, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: FLOODED TEXAS PLANT IN DANGER OF EXPLODING
Replies: 17
Views: 780

Re: FLOODED TEXAS PLANT IN DANGER OF EXPLODING

I've never watched one of these videos before. Are they all this well produced? This was more like an episode of some type of "critical incident" tv show. I just subscribed to the channel on YouTube. After watching it, I've got to give major kudos to the ride-out crew at that plant. It sounds like t...
by EBuff75
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ran for my life out of the woods.
Replies: 19
Views: 1323

Re: Ran for my life out of the woods.

You know, when I opened this thread to read it, I was really hoping for a story involving sasquatch... :crazy:
by EBuff75
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Going to Disney, what do I take?
Replies: 12
Views: 3077

Re: Going to Disney, what do I take?

Disney and Orlando area attractions are using TSA type scanning and metal detectors IIRC. So bring only that which the TSA would allow. Forgot to mention, Universal works pretty much like the airport - empty your pockets and put all bags through the scanner, then you go through a metal detector. My...
by EBuff75
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Going to Disney, what do I take?
Replies: 12
Views: 3077

Re: Going to Disney, what do I take?

Just got back yesterday from a family trip there. I don't have kids, but my brother has two, so I tried to do some preps that might be useful for them and stuff that would just be useful in general. Things that I brought which ended up being useful: notebook/sharpie for character autographs (my brot...
by EBuff75
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Michigan
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: Greetings from Michigan

Greetings from another Michigander, and welcome to the forum!
by EBuff75
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Simplify 4x4 for BOV?
Replies: 28
Views: 1199

Re: Simplify 4x4 for BOV?

Check out the Expedition Portal forums for more builds than you'll ever have time to read! http://forum.expeditionportal.com/ There are people out there doing just about any kind of off-road builds that you can imagine. From cheap minimalist builds, right up to professional rigs that run well into t...
by EBuff75
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: RVs
Replies: 62
Views: 4241

Re: RVs

There was a 1994 Revcon Trailblazer for sale on eBay recently (sale ended yesterday), but it's quite pricey! Starting bid was $45,000 and it's a Class C, but it's a pretty amazing looking rig! It didn't receive any bids and the links on the page point to a listing that goes back almost 3 years, so i...
by EBuff75
Wed May 03, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Exeprience with Armytek's 18650 headlamp (Woods Walker?)?
Replies: 24
Views: 1504

Re: Exeprience with Armytek's 18650 headlamp (Woods Walker?)

I've got a Wizard Pro v2 XM-L2 (Warm) that I've used quite a bit around the house. So far I've mainly used it for doing yard work at night, or working on my truck. I actually bought it to have someting to use in case our CERT gets called out for search and rescue, but (fortunately) it hasn't been ne...
by EBuff75
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?
Replies: 24
Views: 1306

Re: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?

I'm a CERT member, but I don't have any specialized training or skills within it. I have picked up the nickname "MacGyver" though, since I tend to be a bit better prepared than most! The big one for me is that I'm a Municipal Liaison (ML) for the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). If you're n...
by EBuff75
Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: The DoomRunner is dead, all hail the DoomRunner XL!
Replies: 18
Views: 2981

Re: The DoomRunner is dead, all hail the DoomRunner XL!

"If true" are the most important words here. It all LOOKED very clean, not beat to death or worn out, but until we can get him fired up for the first time there is no guarantee I haven't just bought a $4500 planter box. So true! The Suburban I bought this summer turned out to have much more wrong w...
by EBuff75
Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Looking for a pocket spotlight
Replies: 20
Views: 3072

Re: Looking for a pocket spotlight

This is my EDC flashlight: http://www.zebralight.com/SC600-Mk-III-18650-XHP35-Flashlight-Cool-White_p_174.html It's a floody beam, but VERY bright! You would have to get some 18650 batteries and a charger though. I don't believe that CR123a batteries will work in it, since it has extremely tight tol...
by EBuff75
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Winter Beater & BOV
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Winter Beater & BOV

I've broached the topic with a friend of mine who does welding ("hey, it would make a good project for one of your welding classes"), but she wasn't really interested. Earlier on we did talk a bit about me possibly helping fund some welding equipment for her in exchange for work on the truck, but th...
by EBuff75
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Keychain Flashlights
Replies: 36
Views: 3825

Re: Keychain Flashlights

I've been carrying an Olight i3s on my keychain for a few months now. Plenty bright for a little AAA light (80 lumens on high). It uses a twisty interface and thus far I haven't had it come on in my pocket. Jinxed myself by saying this! I was working security for a local Oktoberfest event last week...
by EBuff75
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Winter Beater & BOV
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Winter Beater & BOV

Hah! :clap: Okay, I'm not sure that I want to go quite that down-market for new bumpers! I just don't want to pay $1000+ apiece for offroad bumpers. For that matter, maybe I could just tape a couple of my flashlights onto the hood in place of the headlights. They'd probably be brighter (although tha...
by EBuff75
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 11th hour disaster preps/Huh, didn't know I had that
Replies: 17
Views: 1354

Re: 11th hour disaster preps/Huh, didn't know I had that

Granted, I don't live in a hurricane zone, but I've been thinking about these sort of things for years, so here's my $.02 Ensure all batteries are recharged - cell, flashlight, portable radio, etc. Additional batteries to make sure are charged/changed: Top up spare rechargeable batteries to ensure t...
by EBuff75
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Clown Madness
Replies: 29
Views: 2002

Re: Clown Madness

Three incidents here in the Detroit area in the last few days: A robbery by someone in a clown costume; a boy was grabbed and cut by one with a knife; and two women were accosted by a group of clowns with baseball bats. I'd bet that all these were regular criminals just taking advantage of the curre...
by EBuff75
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Winter Beater & BOV
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Winter Beater & BOV

Finally picked something up that's a bit more winter-worthy than my Mazda 3 hatchback - a 2004 Chevy Suburban Z71 with 4wd. It's rusty, but at least it's rusty... Yeah, it's been a bit of a money pit so far. Everything that my mechanic and I thought was wrong... was. Most of it on the extreme bad en...
by EBuff75
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The Day of EDC Victory
Replies: 216
Views: 39521

Re: The Day of EDC Victory

I went to a friend's wedding reception at a lake this past weekend (very casual, swim suits and flip-flops kind of event). Because of limited parking, he had a shuttle taking people between the party and their cars, so I wasn't going to have all the gear I normally carry around. I packed a bag with ...
by EBuff75
Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Keychain Flashlights
Replies: 36
Views: 3825

Re: Keychain Flashlights

I've been carrying an Olight i3s on my keychain for a few months now. Plenty bright for a little AAA light (80 lumens on high). It uses a twisty interface and thus far I haven't had it come on in my pocket. The brightness level order is Medium (20L) > High (80L) > Moonlight (0.5L) > Strobe, with it ...

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