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Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-06-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By Brettny
I have a diesel mep802, its 880lbs so dont worry...

I have a diesel mep802, its 880lbs so dont worry about someone stealing it. I run it with a load every time we change the clocks...im 3 days behind schedule. I also change the oil every year and...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 10-23-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,942
Posted By Brettny
To the OP. That kit contains what looks like...

To the OP. That kit contains what looks like harbor freight junk and a gator aid bottle of white stuff.

You tube "air pump" there simple to make and can pump gravel and sand with just an air...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-16-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,806
Posted By Brettny
How so? Have had no issues with my P3 and...

How so?

Have had no issues with my P3 and it gets used a lot...[/QUOTE]
theres no peak hold, limited digits after the . And they dont function quick so even looking at them may not help.

I...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-12-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,806
Posted By Brettny
A killAwatt meter is good for measureing useage...

A killAwatt meter is good for measureing useage across a time span. There really not good for peak amps. There not very accurate for hz, volts or much else. But for the price i cant think of a...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 09-27-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,229
Posted By Brettny
Just by talking and asking the right questions of...

Just by talking and asking the right questions of the correct person you gained alot of knowledge. Thats wonderfull!
Roof underlayment may be just a layer of tar paper and that stuff is cheap. ...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-27-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,215
Posted By Brettny
I made the same mistake but was told otherwise,...

I made the same mistake but was told otherwise, that this post is NOT about SHTF.





But anyway....at least in these parts I think it would be about equally challenging to find and store...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 09-20-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By Brettny
If you press the button and help it up does it...

If you press the button and help it up does it work normaly?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-20-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,280
Posted By Brettny
Lol thanks for the laugh!

Lol thanks for the laugh!
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-20-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By Brettny
But at how many hours did it throw a rod? Not...

But at how many hours did it throw a rod? Not knowing the hours vs "rebuild" dosnt tell you much. Also replacing the engine isnt rebuilding it.

There have been studies that an mep802/3 can...
Forum: Food and water 09-19-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Brettny
My stream dosnt have much fall. 4ft at most with...

My stream dosnt have much fall. 4ft at most with little volume in the summer. Im running a 120/240v jet pump ($101) from the stream up to the highest point of my property, about 40ft up from the...
Forum: Food and water 09-19-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Brettny
Your not going to pump 67' up with a 12v pump you...

Your not going to pump 67' up with a 12v pump you rigged up. That kind of pump can be bought but is 3x the price of its 120/240v brother.

For 25ft you could use a pitcher pump.
Forum: Food and water 09-19-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By Brettny
Giardia is a major reason why you filter surface ...

Giardia is a major reason why you filter surface water in the first place. Most any backpacking filter like a sawyer should filter that out. Or theres always boiling. Your source is not lost it...
Forum: Food and water 09-19-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,744
Posted By Brettny
Def is half the battle. Just imaging...

Def is half the battle.

Just imaging finding them after you ate through 55gal of plain rice and beans. Or a week on MH meals...same difference. Lol
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-19-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,215
Posted By Brettny
Useing a fuel tou alreaty stock and that you can...

Useing a fuel tou alreaty stock and that you can easily, legaly own and move your self is very wise. This is also why i chose diesel for my backup power source.

Yanmar also makes good diesel...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-19-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By Brettny
Most are not worth rebuilding if cought to late. ...

Most are not worth rebuilding if cought to late. With that being said get one thats diesel and 1800rpms. Slow turning makes for a longer life quiet generator, they also burn less fuel.

A few...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-19-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,280
Posted By Brettny
Husqvarna makes a steel toed rubber boot. Not...

Husqvarna makes a steel toed rubber boot. Not sure on the steel sole though. They would be really stiff. If that dosnt work for you just go fown to your local farm store.
Forum: Communications 09-05-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By Brettny
Buy them and tell us how they do.

Buy them and tell us how they do.
Forum: Urban Survival 09-03-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,655
Posted By Brettny
No reason to change the oil so often.[/QUOTE] ...

No reason to change the oil so often.[/QUOTE]
There is a reason. Suspended metal particles in the oil durring bearing, ring and cylinder break in.
I wouldnt wait longer than 1hr the first hr. ...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 08-28-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,618
Posted By Brettny
I live about 2.5hrs north of the OP. I can tell...

I live about 2.5hrs north of the OP. I can tell you you will have acess to fuel up the hudson river until about 3-5days after they stop running the fuel bardges or the roads are not passable. I saw...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 08-28-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Brettny
Let it dry and use a leaf blower first. Then...

Let it dry and use a leaf blower first. Then pressure wash clean. White vinegar can kill mildew and algee with out harming alot of other things.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 08-28-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,406
Posted By Brettny
On second thought mabe a few 55gal drums would be...

On second thought mabe a few 55gal drums would be better. They have open top lids that seal and you could sprad them out more.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 08-28-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,406
Posted By Brettny
A pickup load would prob fit in a old 275 gal oil...

A pickup load would prob fit in a old 275 gal oil tank, after alot of cleaning and some modifications of corse.

The real question is where to burry it.

I had a 5gal bucket cashe all setup ready...
Forum: Food and water 08-28-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By Brettny
We have and use an air fryer. They are great for...

We have and use an air fryer. They are great for a quick meal and cook well but they do heat up the house quite a bit. We dont use ours when the AC is on. For every day meals they are nice and...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 08-16-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,142
Posted By Brettny
I would think your culvert pipe would fill with...

I would think your culvert pipe would fill with crap very easily.
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 08-16-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,162
Posted By Brettny
My BIL parents did it in there class A Rv. All i...

My BIL parents did it in there class A Rv. All i can say is bring a spare air filter so you dont have to fly one in at $600. Apparently parts of the road can be dusty.
Forum: Food and water 08-16-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,048
Posted By Brettny
So 2yrs for knorr sides. Thats still hard to beat...

So 2yrs for knorr sides. Thats still hard to beat at 88c a package. What is MH $5-9? For the short term power outage, camping trip or other oddity there perfect..at least to me.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-16-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,059
Posted By Brettny
Your friend sounds like a group i use to hang out...

Your friend sounds like a group i use to hang out with. They all thought the end of the world was coming and we should form a group. They started buying guns yet didnt even have a full case of...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 08-08-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,755
Posted By Brettny
Some times its not about fitting more gas or...

Some times its not about fitting more gas or going further. My 02 yukon 2500 has dual tanks that fill with one filler neck. If i let the pump click off im about 5-7gal shy of a full tank. I can...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-07-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,431
Posted By Brettny
If your looking for a chipper to make mulch your...

If your looking for a chipper to make mulch your prob wasting your time. Put a want ad on Clist or FB marketplace for a free chip dump. I started doing this years ago when i wanted to fill a...
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 07-24-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,408
Posted By Brettny
They sell that camo OSB at HD and lowes every...

They sell that camo OSB at HD and lowes every year around fall. I believe its roughly $30 a sheet. Never used it my self but i do know OSB dosnt last long outside.

Have any current pictures of...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 07-24-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By Brettny
Sheet vinyl for boat,rv or other such windows...

Sheet vinyl for boat,rv or other such windows qill work great. Its very cheap and about the thickness of a hravy shower curtain.
Forum: Food and water 07-24-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,393
Posted By Brettny
Rodents can and will chew through 5gal buckets...

Rodents can and will chew through 5gal buckets and both of the containers in the pic. They dont always chew from the bottom.

1/2gal glass madon jars are prety cheap in the long run and have never...
Forum: Food and water 07-24-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,048
Posted By Brettny
Mh tasts like complete junk to me. I suggest you...

Mh tasts like complete junk to me. I suggest you try eating nothing but it for a few days in a row before you buy alot of it. It also takes as much water as knorr sides so dont let the weight fool...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-24-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By Brettny
Heating 30gal all at once is going to take alot...

Heating 30gal all at once is going to take alot of time and wood. Especially when its a stand up pot and not a flatet one. Do you expect to lift the 30gal one?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-02-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By Brettny
I have had prety good luck spraying and blowing...

I have had prety good luck spraying and blowing the check valve with carb cleaner and compressed air. Also cleaning the needle in the bottom of the pump can also help.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-18-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By Brettny
They make specific pipe and nozles that are made...

They make specific pipe and nozles that are made for drip irrigated orchards. My first choice would be a main trunk line that burried and a branch for each tree that comes out of the ground.
...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-18-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,248
Posted By Brettny
We will be pumping from a stream and not drinking...

We will be pumping from a stream and not drinking it. We haul in drinking water.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-18-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By Brettny
Im trying 3.5mil black plastic. I removed the...

Im trying 3.5mil black plastic. I removed the bladder and wraped the thing then stuck it back in the cage. Hasnt been put into service yet.

If/when the black plastic fails i will be building a...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-11-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,344
Posted By Brettny
You have an r22 system due to its age. Bonce you...

You have an r22 system due to its age. Bonce you have to open that system you should just replace the whole system. The condensor evaporator and the line set. R22 is very expensive and they are...
Forum: Urban Survival 06-02-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,809
Posted By Brettny
Blows from a bat? Whos trying to break down a...

Blows from a bat? Whos trying to break down a door with a bat. Lol. Prybar can get alot open.
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-30-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,555
Posted By Brettny
Cosidering you own a land rover i would think it...

Cosidering you own a land rover i would think it would be less maintenance. Still more than the gas model though. Is the extra fuel cost in diesel worth a few MPG...idk. to me no.
Forum: Urban Survival 05-30-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,809
Posted By Brettny
The best dead bolt, longest screws wont help if...

The best dead bolt, longest screws wont help if the door splits verticaly between the knob and dead bolt as most do.

We have big dogs that look and act mean..the door is there for a visual...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-30-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By Brettny
HF now sells a two head light. I got one to test...

HF now sells a two head light. I got one to test at our property. Its 2x brighter than there best single head light.

I have had those old HF single head lights last 4years out in the rain,snow...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-29-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Brettny
No bug likes wood coated in used motor oil. ...

No bug likes wood coated in used motor oil. There are other good oil based stains out there too but expect to pay $45-50 a gal.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 05-29-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Brettny
Usualy state land has this. You may have to read...

Usualy state land has this. You may have to read the fine print if camping is prohibited.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-26-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,693
Posted By Brettny
I hear you on not being chained to the property. ...

I hear you on not being chained to the property. Personaly I wouldnt do chickens. Everything eats chickens and eggs down the road are only $3-5 a doz. Fish and bees are a good idea.

Have you...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-23-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,734
Posted By Brettny
From the sounds of it you will be driving all...

From the sounds of it you will be driving all over chainging flats in the rain for minimum wage...just like uber/lyft.
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-23-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By Brettny
I see diesel rise 20c here. I have been watching...

I see diesel rise 20c here. I have been watching it alot since dec/jan. I have a small diesel excavator that dosnt burn alot but i like having alot on hand for my generator also. This year when it...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-23-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,316
Posted By Brettny
Chain stores suck in more than just pharmacys. ...

Chain stores suck in more than just pharmacys. Restaurant suck, auto parts store suck, home improvement suck and im sure theres many others.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-23-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,008
Posted By Brettny
Most cell towers wont be working past a day aftet...

Most cell towers wont be working past a day aftet a power outage so charging phones dont be an issue.
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