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General Energy Discussion • Re: Truck APU

February 6, 2018 handyman777 0

Illini Warrior wrote:handyman777 wrote:Not the same, but Bolton has a unit built on a lister diesel engine, based on the old "hit and miss engine" w/a hand crank start.Looks good, need to do a little more research on this.Complete unit start…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Truck APU

February 6, 2018 handyman777 0

Not the same, but Bolton has a unit built on a lister diesel engine, based on the old "hit and miss engine" w/a hand crank start.Looks good, need to do a little more research on this.Complete unit starts about 5K. Could probably build your o…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Ice storm

January 7, 2018 handyman777 0

Photon Guy you can buy an adapter to re-fill those 1 LB bottles from a 20 LB tank(make sure you follow the instructions).You can also get an adapter to run your buddy heater off a 20LB tank and you don’t have to change your tanks as often.Dyna-Glo and…

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Ice storm

January 5, 2018 handyman777 0

rickdun wrote:Cast Iron wrote:I do understand if you live in the deep south and this kind of weather is a once in a decade event. But for everyone else, really, you should have on hand alternative methods of heating and cooking as a general prep. Wh…

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Re: Please Help by posting forum errors here.

December 18, 2017 handyman777 0

North Idaho Patriot wrote:I don’t get online very often, so soon as you see this, someone message me please. This was actually a very easy fix and only took a couple of minutes to resolve it. Let me know if any more issues. thanksThanks it’s workin…

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Guns • Re: Ranges

December 16, 2017 handyman777 0

This is a good idea to train with a 22LR or an air rifle at scaled targets like you say (OPSEC of course) only problem I (myself) find is that no one firearm shoots the same as the other. It would seem that you should practice with your go-to firearm …

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Guns • Re: Ranges

December 16, 2017 handyman777 0

This is a good idea to train with a 22LR or an air rifle at scaled targets like you say (OPSEC of course) only problem I (myself) find is that no one firearm shoots the same as the other. It would seem that you should practice with your go-to firearm …

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Guns Verses Bows

November 27, 2017 handyman777 0

The Bow is perfect in a SHTF situation quite and stealth’y. Good for hunting or removing any unwanted predator. I have both bow and cross bow I prefer the bow over the cross bow; quicker to reload. I can keep all my arrows/bolts in a 6 inch or better …

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Off Grid? Really?

September 30, 2017 handyman777 0
Permafrost wrote:

handyman777 wrote:Are you ever really “off the grid” ? ? ?

You still have to pay tax’s.

Some places have no property taxes, and if your income is low enough you pay no federal income tax. So yes you can be free, but most will not like the lifestyle they must live to achieve it. I know a few folks who fit in this group, they might get $3000 to $5000 a year trapping and that is their only income. It is not a bad life, if you don’t mind burning rendered bear fat in lamps for your only light all winter long when it’s dark 20 or more hours a day.

I myself am “off grid” at my cabin that I am at about 1/3 to 1/2 the year. The other part of the year I am in town working & living with my family. The only things I have that are electric out there are a solar panel for a 12v freezer, and a 2000W generator for the food-saver & meat grinder. One of these days I want to put in some 12v LED lights, because it is really dark in the winter and I miss the light.

Way too COOL Permafrost—A lifestyle that some people only dream about. 8)

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Off Grid? Really?

September 30, 2017 handyman777 0
Permafrost wrote:

handyman777 wrote:Are you ever really “off the grid” ? ? ?

You still have to pay tax’s.

Some places have no property taxes, and if your income is low enough you pay no federal income tax. So yes you can be free, but most will not like the lifestyle they must live to achieve it. I know a few folks who fit in this group, they might get $3000 to $5000 a year trapping and that is their only income. It is not a bad life, if you don’t mind burning rendered bear fat in lamps for your only light all winter long when it’s dark 20 or more hours a day.

I myself am “off grid” at my cabin that I am at about 1/3 to 1/2 the year. The other part of the year I am in town working & living with my family. The only things I have that are electric out there are a solar panel for a 12v freezer, and a 2000W generator for the food-saver & meat grinder. One of these days I want to put in some 12v LED lights, because it is really dark in the winter and I miss the light.

Way too COOL Permafrost—A lifestyle that some people only dream about. 8)

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BOL’s and Retreats • Re: You Have Just Finished a Remote BOL…

September 29, 2017 handyman777 0

Solar lights-(driveway/path markers) something with an on/off switch for night time lighting in your building.
Solar security lights set up around the “outer perimeter” to let you know if someone is around, these can always be relocated to other spots if someone knows or (finds) there location.
Solar charging panels (portable) for anything you may need charged.

Buckets
Towels
Chess Board Game
Mantels or wicks for lantern’s

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Off Grid? Really?

September 29, 2017 handyman777 0

Are you ever really “off the grid” ? ? ?

You still have to pay tax’s – if your on federal or state land and build a structure they will tear it down and fine $$ you. Private property your trespassing.

The only way to do this is to stay mobile (on the move), and how long can you do that.

Now if the SHTF or TEOTWAWKI its a different story, it becomes a WROL world.

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Virginia Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Prepping Fatigue?

September 22, 2017 handyman777 0

I’m still at it, maybe not as hard as the past.
I think knowledge is your biggest asset

There is always something more you may feel you need and I’m sure there are things I can use, but I can say that i’m prepared.

You just have to know how to use the preps you have and replace them if needed.

As far as other people prepping, if they haven’t figured it out by now, well good luck.
With everything going on in this world you need to be prepared.

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Virginia Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Prepping Fatigue?

September 22, 2017 handyman777 0

I’m still at it, maybe not as hard as the past.
I think knowledge is your biggest asset

There is always something more you may feel you need and I’m sure there are things I can use, but I can say that i’m prepared.

You just have to know how to use the preps you have and replace them if needed.

As far as other people prepping, if they haven’t figured it out by now, well good luck.
With everything going on in this world you need to be prepared.

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Other weapons • Re: Country Weapons vs City Weapons

September 22, 2017 handyman777 0
ajax727 wrote:
Well heck a little story the other week I was attacked by a drunk who was also high as a kite on meth . I am only 6 feet 180 this fellow was a lot bigger than myself . 6′ 4 ” around 260 . He suckered punched me trying to knock me out a jaw shot second was when I turned my head this time was in the back of my head . I was stunned but only for a split second , when I came out from behind the counter he was at the door going out , when I got to the door and out he was in his truck burning rubber getting away .
Now this fellow was all rabbit when he saw his best shot had very little effect and the second one did not put me down he ran . I did not have my weapon on me it was in my truck so it was of no help but in the long run it was better I did not have it on me or I would have been in the gray bar motel facing manslaughter charges . The local law did not fill out no paper work , so I assume he is one of there rats , He does have a record and has spent time in the local jail this is a fact so he was know to the officers . I researched him and know all about him . I did the job the local cops should have done But only four cops showed up so they are not to bright also one made a statement that reflects about me not the thug .His face was clear as a bell on store cameras , his tag number was also clear as a bell and they did not recover his name from card reader he used to purchased gas and other items .
One I let my guard down my error , I did not keep my eyes on him . Two I did not have my weapon on me also my error or he would have been all wet in a pile in the store . Three If I would have went to my truck and followed him down the road and shot him I would have faced charges . I learned a lesson , not to let my guard down also to keep an eye on all people .also no matter what now my weapon will be on my side or under my arm .
I have been in a few fights , yes I have won a few and lost a few , On my feet or on the ground I can defend myself . It always don’t go as you think it would or as the bs movies show . When our paths cross again and in time they will I will not give him a chance I do have one hell of a punch that has been known to break jaws , ribs and shatter teeth .
Side note this is rural and he was not local here but lives a few miles away in a very small town .

Pay Backs can be a real B-I-T-C-H, :D just watch your six and stay out of the “gray bar” no tell motel.

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Oklahoma Discussion, News and Weather • Re: OpSec

September 20, 2017 handyman777 0
HVACR wrote:
I have talked to a local person in general about preps. She has never heard of OpSec. She also had some misgivings about talking about her preps to others. She had been a member of a small group and the group broke up due to security concerns. They are thinking about starting up there regular meetings again. Don’t know if they are excluding the security concern or not. I didn’t have time to talk to her in that much depth. If I were to start attending there meetings. What are some behaviors that should set off red flags? What are the no no questions? I admit I am not a very good judge of people. Any suggestions on how to proceed would be great.
Thanks. :tank:

I would try to get a little more info from this person, I’m sure she would be the one to introduce you to this group.
If they broke up due to security issues – why ?
Ask what kind of people are in this group – LEO, Doctors, ex-military,families w/kids, etc..? ? ?
Depending on the size of this group, where would your meet-up be, dinner, park, someones home ?
Play dumb but not to dumb, they want you as an asset.
Don’t give up to much info, or talk about your preps (guns, gold and food) your there to learn.
Watch when you leave and if any one should follow.
Just some ideas to work with.

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Guns • Re: Need advice on storing ammo

September 19, 2017 handyman777 0

Like NJMike said: ammo sits on shelves in “cardboard Boxes”. and dose not go bad.

I have used 5 gal buckets w/gamma lids, painted the buckets and lids flat black (just to help hide them) this may have helped to seal the buckets, with silica bags in them.
They sat under a work bench on a shelf in the MICHIGAN garage with 4 season of hot to cold for over :::15 years::: . This spring I did an overhaul (cleaning) of the garage and decided to change out the buckets to ammo cans, a lot easier to move, and I believe much safer, If I had a fire the buckets would melt but the ammo cans should hold up a little longer.

After my long winded story, I tried some of the ammo out, before I sealed it in the ammo cans and it worked just fine.

:offtopic: I have some head stamped “1942” 8MM ammo that are in clothe bandolier’s and a wood ammo crate, and it works just fine.

If you do store ammo in a bucket like this, don’t store it on the cement or ground put some 2×4’s under them so they don’t leach moister in. “Remember your other topic” on basement moister.

I did leave all the ammo in the original cardboard box’s when stored.

This worked for me, I’m sure others will have thier own opinion.

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Guns • Re: Need advice on storing ammo

September 19, 2017 handyman777 0

Like NJMike said: ammo sits on shelves in “cardboard Boxes”. and dose not go bad.

I have used 5 gal buckets w/gamma lids, painted the buckets and lids flat black (just to help hide them) this may have helped to seal the buckets, with silica bags in them.
They sat under a work bench on a shelf in the MICHIGAN garage with 4 season of hot to cold for over :::15 years::: . This spring I did an overhaul (cleaning) of the garage and decided to change out the buckets to ammo cans, a lot easier to move, and I believe much safer, If I had a fire the buckets would melt but the ammo cans should hold up a little longer.

After my long winded story, I tried some of the ammo out, before I sealed it in the ammo cans and it worked just fine.

:offtopic: I have some head stamped “1942” 8MM ammo that are in clothe bandolier’s and a wood ammo crate, and it works just fine.

If you do store ammo in a bucket like this, don’t store it on the cement or ground put some 2×4’s under them so they don’t leach moister in. “Remember your other topic” on basement moister.

I did leave all the ammo in the original cardboard box’s when stored.

This worked for me, I’m sure others will have thier own opinion.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:47 pm


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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Water and Southern California

September 1, 2017 handyman777 0

You could try using water bricks: be creative and turn them into end tables or coffee tables; with a sheet over the bricks to hide them and a board or glass top. Careful on how much weight is on the table top.
I thought about doing this as a shelving unit, but not sure on how much weight the bricks will hold. I figure if you don’t over load the shelves it should work::::T.P.,blankets, lite prep items, etc. things that won’t add a lot of weight.
I also have a well, but I do store water just in case.

If you do use your water from your water heater turn off your power supply to it, GAS/ELECTRIC.
until water/power is restored. This could burn up your heating element and now you have to repair/replace your water heater. or start a fire.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:02 am