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Re: New Forum, Survival Tips
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2010, 07:01:57 AM »
No you weren't  ;D
You're right, liberals and pain go together, like like night scopes and Congress critters.
It's just a sport. ;D
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Re: New Forum, Survival Tips
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2011, 01:37:18 PM »
As a RV'er I've found that 6v battery cart batteries are superior to 12v for storage. Yes, they have to be wired in series instead of parallel. My so called 4 season class C MH wouldn't last a night at 22 degrees f with two 12v batteries but does quite well with 4 6v batteries. TG I have room on the battery tray for four 6v batteries. Have spent the night at 15 degrees f and 25 mph winds with no problem.

Just a tip for those who want to use solar electric and an inverter to run small appliances.

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Re: New Forum, Survival Tips
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2011, 01:52:51 PM »
If you like the T-220, you'll love the L-16, it has the same footprint as the golf cart battery, but three times the capacity.
If you have the head room in the battery box, I highly recommend the Trojan L-16.
They cost quite a bit more, but they don't drink near as much water and last nearly twice as long.
I have sold both and found the L-16 just takes a beating better.
If you buy the H series, it has a full 100% 7 year guarantee free replacement.

You can buy Universal for about 20% less, they are an OK battery too.
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Re: New Forum, Survival Tips
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2011, 11:16:36 AM »
Unfortunately I don't have the head room. Tray might fit another two 6v's but I'm not sure it would handle the weight. The 4 I have do the job for me now.

How tall is that battery in the picture?

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Re: New Forum, Survival Tips
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2011, 11:34:34 AM »
If I remember correctly, it's like 15' tall, sadly most RVs are designed for the D-8 or T-220 type deepcycle.
I retrofitted my RV to handle them, but lost a bench seat in the process.
I had to though, I  lived in mine for three years. :o

That was a very cramped three years by the way.
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Re: New Forum, Survival Tips
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2011, 12:44:32 PM »
I'll bet it was cramped. Our C is only 25' long. Most time spent in it has been one month. Two or three months would be pushing it.

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Re: New Forum, Survival Tips
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2011, 02:33:54 PM »
I'll bet it was cramped. Our C is only 25' long. Most time spent in it has been one month. Two or three months would be pushing it.

We have a 30' 5th wheel with 2 12v now and we stay out sometimes 6 to 9 months with no problems.  But I also have a 3000 wt generator if needed.  Also a little 700 wt for just the batteries in the 5er or truck if needed.   When I need new batteries I will be changing over to 6v that will be wired in series instead of parallel.   But then again we are home for the bad winter months.   ;D
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Re: New Forum, Survival Tips
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2011, 02:48:47 PM »
I'll bet it was cramped. Our C is only 25' long. Most time spent in it has been one month. Two or three months would be pushing it.
Yeah, it was a 28' Winnebago knockoff, nice RV for a week at a time, even a month if you wanted, but like you said, two or three months is pushing it.
I built a small 12X12' building just so I could have a place to put my TV so I wasn't bumping my nose against the screen. :))

When I first bought my property back in 89, we had 6 straight weeks of heavy snow, I was trapped inside with my Wolf and German Shepard, I don't remember how many times I tripped over them in the night trying to get to the bathroom.

Three years later, I sold it for a song, I just wanted it out of here.
Now I've got the bug for another. ::)
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Re: New Forum, Survival Tips
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2011, 12:37:22 PM »
Not that I'm going to get rid of mine but the price of gas and 8 mpg is becoming a limiting factor with the RV.

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Re: New Forum, Survival Tips
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2011, 01:05:57 PM »
Not that I'm going to get rid of mine but the price of gas and 8 mpg is becoming a limiting factor with the RV.
Thats not that bad of mileage, Mine did OK as long as it was downhill with a serious tail wind. :D
I think I probably got the same, I just hated pulling into stations with the behemoth, filling one 50 gallon tank, then having to turn around and fill the other side.

Crap, I just realized, that would be nearly $400.00 today. :o
Can't blame ya for keeping it parked. You just made me rethink my decision about getting another.
I'll pull a trailer instead maybe...
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Re: New Forum, Survival Tips
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2011, 06:27:36 PM »
If you don't have land, then reliable transportation is key......this means stocking up on fuel as well, this for generators and other things of course.

This is my only advice, well......the advice I can give the average person.

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Re: New Forum, Survival Tips
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2011, 06:57:46 PM »
If you don't have land, then reliable transportation is key......this means stocking up on fuel as well, this for generators and other things of course.

This is my only advice, well......the advice I can give the average person.
Something else I recently ran across that might be imperative for the person without a truck.
Would be to have one of those roof cargo carriers stocked with non perishables that are light, so in the even of an emergency, you could drag it out of the garage and be gone.

This is even good in the event of a fire.
You never know whats going to happen, and the last thing you want to do, is to be looking for underwear and tooth paste. :D
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Re: New Forum, Survival Tips
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2012, 04:34:30 AM »
With enough weapons, you can make liberals give you everything you need. :-X :))

Exactly! I used to tell my son ( a once die hard lib) all the time, "You'll look great with a chain collar hoeing my garden" Ten years later, he says, "God Dad, I am becoming like you" Graduating and moving to Alaska has been the best wake up call he has ever had!

Nut the list should be:

1. Water
2. Ammo
3. Weapons
4. Firewood
5. Food Stock

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Re: New Forum, Survival Tips
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2013, 12:11:42 PM »
Weapons & ammo are not only for safety and security, but are probably the best currency that you can count on in chaos.

You should gladly have more than you need of both.  What you don't need is food or medicine or whatever you need......in the bank.

It could easily get down to buying other stuff with a handful of rounds.  A gun could get you a shelter or an animal.

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Re: New Forum, Survival Tips
« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2013, 01:43:47 PM »
Weapons & ammo are not only for safety and security, but are probably the best currency that you can count on in chaos.

You should gladly have more than you need of both.  What you don't need is food or medicine or whatever you need......in the bank.

It could easily get down to buying other stuff with a handful of rounds.  A gun could get you a shelter or an animal.

Guns would be a must have for currency in chaos. Also organs. If you could come up with a portable freezing system, you could take the organs from those killed by the currency guns, and then sell them on the chaos market to those wounded but not killed by the chaos guns. Of course you would be selling/trading the organs on the chaos market for either more ammo, or food, unless you ate the organs, in which case I think we should have some preset chaos rules of no cannibalism unless absolutely necessary.

 

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