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Author Topic: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier  (Read 3681 times)

Agent620

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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2013, 06:19:04 PM »

Picked up 2 mini cree Q5 LED flashlights. 300 lumens, telescopic, 3 modes. Very impressed with them.
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Mr.B

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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2013, 07:47:15 PM »

I was thinking this could make things easier at camp...if not entertaining. :biggrin:

Ultimate Squirrel Launching Compilation
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2013, 01:10:05 PM »

Doug with the smackdown. Now if that could be used to keep bears away from the coolers... might be useful.
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2013, 01:30:42 PM »

Doug with the smackdown. Now if that could be used to keep bears away from the coolers... might be useful.

Doug, aka the Bear Whisperer, doesn't need something like that for bears!
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2013, 12:13:24 AM »

I'm stupified by the metaphors, but I think the squirrels are making out on that launching deal.  However you guys gave me an idea for a shovel. 
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #45 on: April 28, 2013, 07:21:36 AM »

I just bought a couple different sizes of these. I'm thinking it will make for a better toolbox than my Action Packer. I want to do some foam trays inside the big one so I can keep my tools organized, but still fit lots.

http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DWST08203-Tough-System-Large/dp/B005HNJQAU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367158843&sr=8-1&keywords=dewalt+tough+system

http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DWST08201-Tough-System-Small/dp/B005HNJPHO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1367158872&sr=8-2&keywords=dewalt+tough+system
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #46 on: April 28, 2013, 09:52:51 AM »

They look sturdy; might make a good bearproof burito box  :thumbsup:

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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #47 on: April 28, 2013, 03:55:53 PM »

I think they looked sturdy too. That's the same material they use in pelican cases. For the bears, I think I'm going to do canned food in the future. The cooler is for beer and water only.
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2013, 01:24:43 PM »

Moab was great! Will post a trip report with pics. I have some good video also but that will take some time to edit. PC chokes on processing it.

There's a great video of me plunging to near certain death at about Mach 19, everyone will get a good chuckle.  Not really certain death, but it sorta felt that way at the time.  :eek:
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #49 on: April 29, 2013, 07:36:06 PM »

There's a great video of me plunging to near certain death at about Mach 19, everyone will get a good chuckle.  Not really certain death, but it sorta felt that way at the time.  :eek:

I can't wait to see that! :2thumbsup:
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #50 on: April 30, 2013, 06:16:28 AM »

Moab was great! Will post a trip report with pics. I have some good video also but that will take some time to edit. PC chokes on processing it.

There's a great video of me plunging to near certain death at about Mach 19, everyone will get a good chuckle.  Not really certain death, but it sorta felt that way at the time.  :eek:

Were you trying to re-enact the video of the blazer on lions back?  :rofl:
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2013, 07:16:03 AM »

Get back on topic children! I'm sure there will be a trip report.
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #52 on: May 31, 2013, 09:57:14 AM »

This is my next upgrade after my 8.8 swap, a hot water shower for your jeep:


http://www.helton.com.au/page/helton_vehicle_shower.html

On-board Vehicle Hot Water Shower

Hooks right up to the jeep, all you need is a piece of that slat plastic to stand on and one of those circular shower curtains and your good to go!

Hell you could trade hot showers for beers  :cheers: and we all know that showers= clean= trail nookie  :thumbsup:
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #53 on: May 31, 2013, 10:04:06 AM »

The you can recharge the streamlights with a 12v charger too, but it seems that every streamlight I've ever had slowly gets dimmer over time and never gets back to full brightness, even with new batteries and bulbs.  Doesn't make sense but seems to be the case.

The only problem I've had with my strion led is the tail cap. Occasionally it would not work. Overall, I preferred it over my issued pelican for a duty light. Battery is still kickin strong after 3 or 4 years. No issues with it dimming. I'm not aware of any issues with that, but it may be an incandescent issue.


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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #54 on: May 31, 2013, 03:51:18 PM »

Oh, and I bought another led flashlight (from Costco). I just can't help myself. 500 lumen on high, with zoom, low power, strobe and SOS modes. $30 for two. Unbelievably bright and the zoom goes from pencil to wide. Nice! They use 3 C batteries so they are a little heavy, but smaller than a 2 D cell Maglite.

I should've stopped at the Costco in Reno on the way home.  I checked the Costco in Roseville and they didn't have them there.
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #55 on: May 31, 2013, 05:09:48 PM »

I should pick some up in Carson City and bring them to Wentworth.

Don't know if I'll make it in July, but I'll be there in Sept.
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #56 on: June 01, 2013, 04:47:31 AM »

I'll wait and see if I find them there next time I go.  If not I'll see about having them shipped or maybe you can pick a set up.

Bought a motorhome BTW.   :high5:
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #57 on: June 01, 2013, 06:13:36 AM »

Bought a motorhome BTW.   :high5:

Are you bringing it up to the Con?

Pics?
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« Reply #58 on: June 01, 2013, 07:48:44 AM »

Are you bringing it up to the Con?

Pics?

Hell no. 

I actually haven't taken any pics of it.  It's not much to look at, it's a '85 Class C, only 21'.  Good condition overall, real good shape on the inside compared to a majority of them I looked at.  Plus six brand new tires.  It's got the typical hazing and oxidation of a vehicle that age, but I think a couple of days with the Race Glaze and a buffer and it'll be a bit shinier.  I've already pulled the engine and got it disassembled in the garage, it won't pass smog, has a busted valve and a cracked piston so doing a quick rebuild on that.  Since we live in CA I've gotta keep it smog legal etc. otherwise I'd hot rod it out like Doug did his with sweet ass headers and all that.  But even after the engine rebuild I should have less than $3K in it, then I just gotta fab up a hitch so it can tow the Jeep back to Moab.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Outdoor/camping tools that make life easier
« Reply #59 on: June 01, 2013, 09:29:40 AM »

350 with the 4 barrel.  It seemed to have a ton of power on 7 cylinders, I'm hoping all 8 will tug the Jeep no problems.
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