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Unread 05-08-2012, 05:52 AM   #736
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Unread 05-08-2012, 08:39 AM   #737
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Unread 05-08-2012, 09:53 AM   #738
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A camping trailer is a whole new never ending fun project. Awning is hiding the roof top tent mounted on the trailer, up on supports to transport watercraft, lake river, pine trees.... Be prepared to enter the wasteland
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Dad and I have used one of these to great effect touring Appalachia these last few years on our motorcycles. We even backpacked a portion of the AT with it. I'll offer my personal approval on this very model. We have used ours extensively without it breaking. It is lightweight, compact, durable, and short-bus easy to use.
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I like those pocket rockets, but I have a MSR multifuel which I use white gas in. I learned that a huge benefit of carrying white gas is that it makes an excellent fire starter! The pocket rocket would make a good backup for the MSR and would run off the same canister as my little lantern. Can't wait to see your kit, Sundowner!
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Unread 05-08-2012, 07:27 PM   #741
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Unread 05-08-2012, 07:48 PM   #742
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Just keeping things on track as usual
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Unread 05-08-2012, 09:32 PM   #743
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Has anyone noticed the oddly-numerous similarities of interest among the disparate posters on this thread? We need to start some sort of Off-Road Croquet Club, or something...okay, that's me jacking my own thread, so I'm off for now. Time to work on a few Jeep projects.
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"Great Day Quick Draw Off-Road Vehicle Gun Rack"
There are several I've looked at. The problem is fining one that locks the gun in and conceals it, especially topless.

I'm probably going to go with something that mounts horizontally, tucked up under the edge of the back seat.
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and this tells me that we should start an off-road tabletop RPG club. drive out somewhere remote, don't forget your dice. D&D, pathfinder, exalted, whatever your flavor. i'll bring the mountain dew~
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Unread 05-09-2012, 10:21 AM   #749
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um.... but... what if you *are* a redhead? are you allowed to post in the thread?
Ooooh...I didn't even think of that. However, I think that due to the lack of that problematic extra "X" chromosome you're exempt from those guidelines.

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and this tells me that we should start an off-road tabletop RPG club.
With enough Jeeps and light machine guns, we could probably pull off some live-action Shadowrun.


And Now For A Few Project Updates...

The Order of The Day is the organization and prioritization of plans and goals. I've got a LOT of things going on - not just with the Jeep - and I thought it might benefit everyone to get a brief status update. So, here's where a few projects are standing, right now.

The Problematic Rear Shock - ARB belatedly got around to getting me a replacement! It seemed fine when I unboxed it, so I went ahead and shot a coat of black paint on it and applied the requisite company logos. I think I'm going to do the replacement of the shock using nothing but the tools in the new Ultralight Toolkit, just to show everyone that it can be done.

Half Doors - I'm learning how to work with the resins and fabrics, right now, and refining the process that I'm going to use to form the door skeletons. This is definitely one of those projects that requires a LOT of research in advance, because prototyping and making errors is extremely expensive. I've got sources for all of the materials, and the only real "design" questions at this point are based around the latches and their associated housings. When I get those questions answered I'll be starting.

Compressors - I've got their locations and mounting solution figured out, but I'm doing a bit of research on how to re-wire them. My thought is that there's no better time than the present to perform a few locker switch mods...rather, there's no reason to modify that particular system again in a few weeks/months if I'm already in the process of working on it now. What I'm trying to do is figure out how to get a separate switch for each locker, and how to have them engage 1) separately, 2) in either high or low, and 3) only below 10 MPH. Oh, and I want to use factory switches, lest any of you think that this is an easy problem to solve.

The Trailer Conundrum - The picture of the trailer that's posted above demonstrates the main reasons behind my desire for one: massive gear storage, the potential for matching tires and a larger tire rotation, and a built-in "base camp" ability. It's a nice setup, but getting one built that I'll be pleased with is just out of my budget right now...so I'm working on a few alternate plans. I've got a comprehensive idea for Greta's cargo area that would give me better storage and function in the spaces that are already available. I certainly won't be able to carry as much as I could with a trailer, but that doesn't truly bother me.

Trail Gear, Emergency Gear and Repair Parts - Three further "kit" articles that are in their infancy right now, but that seem to be much-desired. I've started work on the "Emergency Gear" portion...and so far that's been a lot of fun because I've been trying various emergency ration bars. My favorite tastes like a huge butter cookie. I may keep working on this one, first, since "Emergency" is even less predictable and problematic than "trail repairs." My thought is that you take care of your worst problems first...even the ones that are merely potential.


That's all for now...another R&D day. I'll see if I can clutter the thread up with some more Jeep pictures soon. They might involve a track bar.
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Trail Gear, Emergency Gear and Repair Parts - Three further "kit" articles that are in their infancy right now, but that seem to be much-desired. I've started work on the "Emergency Gear" portion...and so far that's been a lot of fun because I've been trying various emergency ration bars. My favorite tastes like a huge butter cookie. I may keep working on this one, first, since "Emergency" is even less predictable and problematic than "trail repairs." My thought is that you take care of your worst problems first...even the ones that are merely potential.


Reverting back to my AF survival training, (yes it was a bit more than "I've got my AMEX and the address of the nearest Waffle House), My thoughts on Emergency Gear is, What can you put in a bag, and grab when the proverbial dookie impacts the rotating cooling device.

1. The WILL to survive.
2. 3 days worth of water
3. Emergency blanket
4. 50' of 550 cord
5. Bolt Knife
6. Pancho
7. 3 large size hefty bags
8. Rations for three days.
9.Basic first aid kit.

I still have this kit in my helmet bag. Makes a nice easy grab n go kit.
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