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by EBuff75
Sun May 26, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My initial lottery choice
Replies: 8
Views: 292

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: 180
Views: 18207

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: 868
Views: 79052

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: 1272

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: 1272

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: 1400

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: 1400

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: 2178

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: 2098

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!
by EBuff75
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!
Replies: 87
Views: 8109

Re: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!

How about those horrible 3-in-1, "survival" hatchets where one side is a hatchet, the other side is a hammer, the top is a pry bar, and the middle is a nail puller? Like this: http://a.co/d/5s9nLiT I have one in the garage somewhere that I received for Christmas years ago. Even as a kid I quickly de...
by EBuff75
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!
Replies: 87
Views: 8109

Re: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!

moab wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:01 pm
What's that guys name on the right? I swear I was just watching him today. Thinking what a tool.
I think it's Tim Ralston, the guy from Doomsday Preppers who shot off part of his thumb. Here's the link to the Scavenger 6 website: http://scavenger6.com/
by EBuff75
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tiny Radio
Replies: 14
Views: 1934

Re: Tiny Radio

Try Googling "ultralight backpack radio" and then look through the results. I found a number of chat threads where people were asking very similar questions (although many of them are quite old). One interesting result is the discontinued CountyComm GP-4L radio. It's slightly larger than what you're...
by EBuff75
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tiny Radio
Replies: 14
Views: 1934

Re: Tiny Radio

I've got an Optimus 12.610 which is about the same size as this Kaito KA200 . No weather band, but it's pretty small and uses AAA batteries. Mine doesn't have a built-in antenna like the Kaito, but comes with a wire antenna which plugs into the headphone jack (if you have headphones it uses those as...
by EBuff75
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New reviews from Gearlabs for solar panels 2017.
Replies: 9
Views: 1937

Re: New reviews from Gearlabs for solar panels 2017.

When I couldn't find the Anker panels in stock earlier this summer, I bought a RAVPower 24watt panel instead. I've purchased items from both companies and had very good luck with them - no failures of any kind to date. The panel seems to work just fine, although I haven't done anything more than at-...
by EBuff75
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Eye Glasses & recomendations
Replies: 16
Views: 3368

Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Mil-spec ballistic eyewear with a strap ought to do it! Keeping them from fogging usually has to do with how closely they fit / airflow around them. I have some goggles for outdoor sports (motorcycle, shooting, etc) which have a foam liner to seal them. Unfortunately, that makes them fog up right aw...
by EBuff75
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: The Day of EDC Victory
Replies: 225
Views: 48580

Re: The Day of EDC Victory

At my company (IT sector) I'd guess that probably half the people there carry some type of knife, even if it's just a keychain Swiss Army Knife. No prohibition that I've found in our policies there (yes, I checked) and I've seen a number of people whip out some fairly nice knives to cut up food or o...
by EBuff75
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Videos to convert non-preppers
Replies: 10
Views: 1012

Re: Videos to convert non-preppers

My friends/family and I will sometimes discuss movies after we've watched them, but I sort of keep it to a light touch on the topic, since none of them are really "preppers". I've had more luck with sort of "stealth prepping" them via gifts for birthdays and such. Flashlights, knives, waterproof bla...
by EBuff75
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Michigan!
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Hello from Michigan!

Welcome, from a fellow Michigander!
by EBuff75
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: The Day of EDC Victory
Replies: 225
Views: 48580

Re: The Day of EDC Victory

Thought I'd resurrect this post, since it hasn't been active in a while. Several years ago I made emergency kits for some friends. They were around $80-90 each, and have a variety of items in them. Basic tools, first aid items, toiletries, flashlight, garbage bags, duct tape, state map, and lots oth...
by EBuff75
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Power Soil Screen
Replies: 2
Views: 1087

Re: Power Soil Screen

If you look up DIY rock separator, rock grizzly, rotary screen separator, trommel screen, etc. you'll find all sorts of designs. Simple ones are just like a big colander which lets dirt through and screens out bigger stuff. If you want to separate them by sizes, then you have to think of it like a c...
by EBuff75
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New Car/SUV/Truck
Replies: 22
Views: 2086

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: 20
Views: 1289

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: 24
Views: 1912

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: 920

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...

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