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Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-14-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,284
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Cool Yep! Got ya covered!

Um... A visit by the GAWDs...

Hi Jerry! Um... Mr. Young... Um, your Highness... :)



Racks on roof. Reinforced. It's where the relatives will ride... After all, you find armor and...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-12-2010, 02:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,284
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
School buses with ATTITUDE! ;)

@iNGEN:

You're not really that "sneaky Korean war vet" we keep catching listening at the garage door, are ya? Because your thought process is paralleling our "brainstorm build" conversations...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-09-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,284
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
It's gonna Look like the CARS wreck at the start of the kids film!

Power Take-Off for sure. You'd be amazed at what you can do with one. I'm even pondering the potential for "pto supplied drive-assist" to the trailer wheels, to help get thru rough patches.


...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-09-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,284
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Let the games begin!

My thought exactly, with some kind of collapsible antenna structure, perhaps.



I've salvaged a pair of Semi truck fuel tanks to sister in...

That should give me about a 1,000 mile range,...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-07-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,284
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Let the games begin!

I'm going to go get the bus in two weeks and then drive it back to the ole' homestead.

Then... I'll need to build a "lift" to get the body off it.

I'm really impressed with the Unimog chassis....
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-06-2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,284
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Talking Obama bought me a BOV!

I'm not going to "wax political" but Nov 2 has come and gone, and although in my book, Obama didn't do much, he did get me a BOV for my B-Day... the day after the rock landed on him.

There is an...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-27-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 56,040
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
All things fail eventually....

And Corten Steel is no exception.

Unless he's welded Steel Beams inside those walls to reinforce them...

While the earth may stay put, at some point after a heavy rain, or an earth movement,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-27-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 25,536
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
I need a Unimog for sure, if...

The PROBLEM with moving to the desert as a fall-back is one of natural resources.

EVERYTHING you will require will need to be trucked in, and you'll be subject to re-supply. As such, you will...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-27-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 56,040
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Cool What if you used your ingenuity, and...

Hey Crutch,

I didn't say that Shipping Containers wouldn't accomplish your mission, I said that you can't BURY them.

Time for a brainstorming session...

Okay, you take a 20' HIGH CUBE ISBU...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-27-2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 25,536
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Exclamation Why do people keep trying to bury ISBUs?

You're right. You can't bury an ISBU container.

I've been building ISBU shipping container homes and buildings for over thirty years. We started out building single container cabins in the Pacific...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-27-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 56,040
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Exclamation Just Don't Do IT!

I've been building ISBU shipping container homes and buildings for over thirty years. We started out building single container cabins in the Pacific Northwest.

I'm considered one of the foremost...
Forum: New Member Introduction 11-26-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5,535
Views: 710,446
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
When Aliens Attack...

Dude, ain't you ever been to Hollywood?

The Aliens are already there... :)

Grew up in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach... where the Aliens went, when they were slummin'.
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-26-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 73,505
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Exposure is a good thing...

I think the point here is to see what others feel is "viable or even a necessity, when building a BOV.

Sure, we've been slingin in some zingers that no one in their right mind ('cept maybe Polar...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-24-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 73,505
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
You guys are all nuts!

Some of the BOV's on this list are just too "namby-pamby" for the likes of me... :)

I'm getting THIS:
http://www.ontoinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/monster_truck1.jpg
...
Forum: New Member Introduction 11-21-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5,535
Views: 710,446
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Welcome to the fray...

And congrats on the new family.
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-21-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 73,505
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Nuts to that... Break out that wallet!

I've actually been in one of these Pinz haulers a few times... They'll shake the fillings out of your teeth! :)

If you want a REAL XUV, you need this:

http://www.f650pickups.com/knight002.jpg
...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-18-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 73,505
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Funny that... I was actually just offered...

Funny that...

I was actually just offered that very same van... minus all the cool stuff, that has been sitting in a warehouse for two years (dammit...). Wanna bet it'd take all of that $45k to...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 11-13-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,290
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Shhhh! I smell Revenuers!...

SHHHHHHHH! It you're gonna cover up yer 'still,' don't go advertising about how you built it! :)

Sounds like a plan...

I used to have a nice Hot Rod... it'd fit right in there! ;)
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 11-11-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,290
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Your Mileage may vary...

Mark,

40' shipping containers range in price from about $1250 - $1600 as you read this. Add about $300-$600 for shipping/delivery.

But, you can rent a gooseneck flatbed that will easily support...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 11-10-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,851
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
To Dome or not to Dome...

On my blog, we're having a discussion about those polycarbonate domes that you can assemble in a matter of hours, that will form a 310+ square foot shelter.

And, it got me to thinking... (and that...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 11-10-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,290
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
There's always a naysayer in the bunch...

On my blog, located HERE (http://renaissanceronin.wordpress.com), I teach people to do that, every single day. We have 7 homes under construction, as I type this. In the last 30 years, we've built...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 11-07-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,851
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
How the hell with the Piano fit in THERE?

Yep. You'll really need to think it through, before you cover it up. In fact, I wouldn't even consider burying it, until it was fitted out, inside. If your construction techniques are so shoddy that...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-06-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 73,505
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Why isn't anything ever easy?

I mean...

Shouldn't you just be able go to an on-line catalog, and buy your BOV, like everyone else? Hmmm?

http://www.crittergitters.net/van.JPG

Oh wait... you can!

Now if I just had...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 11-06-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,851
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Ya take this here rag, and ya stuff it in this bottle of gas...

Yeah, we thought about that long and hard, too...

That manhole straight down into your Corten crib is a great pipeline for an incendiary...

Unless you could find a way to secure that hatch like...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-02-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 73,505
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Put me on the list too...

Hey, I'm not sure it's "kosher" but I'd take one too... :)
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 11-02-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,851
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
ISBU 2 You too!

In my "other life" I'm doing exactly that, every day.

'Cept "exnay on the oundray" huh? Those poor families are nervous enough now! LOL!

Floors get reinforced, so having a waterbed is not a...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 11-02-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,851
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Well..... exccccuuuuuuuuse ME! :) I was,...

Well..... exccccuuuuuuuuse ME! :)

I was, after all, just trying to give you an excuse to break out that two-ton piece o' fun... :)
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 11-02-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,851
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
The sky ain't falling... maybe you should just switch shampoo...

Those number's match mine, pretty closely for a smaller enclosure. :thumb:



I'm thinking similarly. One of the primary planning points of a "Wolverine Wetweet..." :) is to make sure that...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 11-02-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,851
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Shelter for Pennies...

Bare bones...

The foundation will be a handful of cinder blocks.

The 40' container is going to cost you about $1500.00.

Transport to site... your mileage may vary.

Insulation is going to...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-02-2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 73,505
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
I wasn't gonna say anything, but...

Sorry in advance for the long comment. If you don't care about propane, click past, huh?

Okay, here's how I see it;

If you can get a container back into the woods, you can get a big propane...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 11-01-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,851
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Um... it's me. Over here.

Um... er... well... it's MY fault. After viewing a thread I saw here, I posted this, with a clause at the very beginning that I wasn't sure which place to stick it in, (that was anatomically...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 10-31-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 73,505
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Bogged in a MOG...

You CAN regear them. I know a few guys who have done exactly that. They ended up achieving highway speeds pretty easily. And... it would make a helluva "off-road" mule...

And hey, you can catch up...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 10-31-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 73,505
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Want a MOG for a BOV?

Here's something for you MOG guys out there...

http://unimog.net/exchange/photos/091025-10.jpg
Actual truck

1975 Unimog 416

http://www.redcougar.ca/images/Unimog_416_Smart.jpg
To give you...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 10-31-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 73,505
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Hey, Survivin' makes a man hungry! And, if...

Hey, Survivin' makes a man hungry! And, if you're really crafty, you can make a handy BBQ lighter, that will shoot thirty feet!

Hey, I love bringing bad guys home for dinner... You just have to...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 10-31-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,851
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
There's over a million (1,000,000,000) of them...

There's over a million (1,000,000,000) of them sitting on the ground, useless, in the USA. Because of the trade deficit. Fact.



Deja freakin Vu... I think I said that, too. :)



Not to...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 10-31-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 73,505
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
It's not gas... it's the chili!

Except that everyone would know that you had them, as you point out. And there would be a paper trail.

I think that you're on the right track. We thought about a similar course of action. The...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 10-31-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 73,505
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Um... whatever you say... Jerry.

Sure... I smell "deflection." :)

I'm gonna have to take a peek into that garage of yours, next time I go skiing... I used to play Tahoe pretty hard... back when "I was young and I healed...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 10-31-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 73,505
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Not to go "off topic" but as an accessory...

Has anybody else seen this?

The Maxi-Mog trailer would make a great addition to your BOV.

http://www.maximog.com/images/sublevel/cad1.gif

http://www.maximog.com/images/sublevel/cad2.gif
...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 10-30-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 73,505
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Will you venture out later... to resupply?

While I think that this is a terrific idea (and one I plan to try to incorporate myself), I wonder how much propane you'd have to stockpile, and how you'd deal with the limitations of getting a...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 10-30-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,851
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Monsoons and missing links...

I'm thinking that Line-X would be expensive.

And, I have installations similar to what I'm discussing that have been in the ground, in places like Costa Rica (which is Monsoon country, I might...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 10-30-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,851
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Of coatings and cost factors...

Line X is pretty tough, but is it cost effective? Will it biodegrade? I'm thinking that all of these "schemes" are going to be accomplished out of our wallets, and we're gonna have to be real careful...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 10-30-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,851
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
The best way is to use a product like "Rust-Grip,...

The best way is to use a product like "Rust-Grip, and then paint it.

But remember, in most applications... these containers live withing a sheath of insulation and siding, that includes a...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 10-30-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,851
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
They always come back for more... Muuuwahahahahah!

Even so, I'd get flashbacks... :)

Like I said before, you can weld in an I-beam beneath the roof, run lengthwise in the middle to reinforce the roof for a soil load.

But the sides are just as...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 10-30-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 73,505
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
I ain't no commie...:)

Who said anything about "red?" :)

You're absolutely right. And your "nightmare" will probably BE the reality.

But what I'm envisioning is something that looks more like a mid-sized moving...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 10-30-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 73,505
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
I suspect that he has way too much time on his...

I suspect that he has way too much time on his hands, and he uses it... to make us look dumb! ;)

Man, this thread is getting better and better...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 10-30-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,983
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
I'm Yearnin for learnin...

Hey, do me a favor and write it before the Internet becomes a "ghost of the past" after a stray "suitcase nuke" sterilizes my computer and wipes my hard drives, huh?

It could be invaluable. In...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 10-30-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,983
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Again with the shovels... OY!

Oy freakin Vey... Now I gotta go dig a root cellar... Will it never end? :)

Thanks for taking time to post such a great response. I'm sure others had no idea just what lengths you need to go to,...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 10-30-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,983
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
So, I just gotta prepare for EMP...

Okay, so if I prepare in advance, I can just rehab my vehicle, and drive away.

But if I'm understanding this correctly, those Replacement PARTS will still be subjected to the EMP, as well, right?...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 10-30-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,851
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
Ah mannnn, I'm gonna have nightmares, now!

I HATED Subic. HATED it. Even as a kid. I got offered a "consulting job" that would have taken me back there, and as soon as I found out it meant Subic for sure... and I told them to cram it where...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 10-29-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 73,505
Posted By Renaissance Ronin
We used to drop that same Cummins Diesel into...

We used to drop that same Cummins Diesel into Hummer Wagons, after "the vampire effect" killed that piece of crap Detroit diesel you're talking about. We used to get them out of junkyards, after...
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