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  1. Vehicles & Transportation
    I work in construction and in the past, I have had trouble finding 120v electricity to power my tools or charge the batteries on my cordless tools. To prevent this electricity issue from happening again, I'm thinking of outfitting my lumber rack with 6 of 100 watts 12 volt panels (47" x 21.3"...
  2. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I'm not "rich", but I am blessed to be in a position that I am preparing to buy some property, design and build my own "dream home". This will be the house I plan to remain in for the rest of my life (Now in my 30's). So, as work on the house design, I want to incorporate themes and features...
  3. DIY - Do It Yourself
    so this will be the last weird post i make probably but i was wondering if anyone had more knowledge than i when it came to the possibility of non-ballistic cut and impact resistant armor i crawl under trailers and crawlspaces through atticts and try to not die in heavy construction zones all...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Here's my dilemma. Recently had to relocate back to the Southland (SoCal) to take care of elderly parents. In doing so we left behind a full size basement in a much cooler climate and now have to figure out how best to store our preps in the space we now have available...i.e. a garage, and a...
  5. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Looking at my tools, I think about how I'd love to be able to take a lot of it with me if I have to GOOD, but that's not reasonable. So, I decided to keep a "build civilization from scratch" tool kit to keep in my truck. At the very least, if I had my vehicle with me, I can build shelter and...
  6. DIY - Do It Yourself
    http://www.tinyhousetalk.com/earthy-tiny-dome-home-in-the-woods/ Follow the linky - very good pics of joins and such. Better pics than usual. I'm seriously into earth homes... and geodesic domes... and tiny homes. What are the chances of getting a linky to something that is all three? I...
  7. DIY - Do It Yourself
    This is how to get your BOL bunker set up for cheap and easy. It's a really simple construction system using dirt and billboard tarps. You could do this even in a very remote location, as the materials required are very lightweight. The basic design is posts, then stucco mesh, then thick...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hheellloo, Somebody went out and built a basement over 5 years using Toy RC Buldozers and the like: I know of a thread here from Dallas wanting to build down without neighbors noticing http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2012/02/canadian-digs-out-basement-using-only.html Should we stockpile? Better...
  9. DIY - Do It Yourself
    We are set to break ground on our 12.5 acre BOL that will become our primary home in North Texas in spring 2012. What I envision is a 2 story concrete home with a basement. The only access to the basement would be under a staircase that has a remote hydraulic system that lifts the staircase...
  10. Site Information & Suggestion Box
    There are quite a few people on this board who have built or done significant remodeling their own homes and retreats. It would be nice to have a Home/Retreat Building section so their hard earned knowledge could be passed down to those members planning work for their own retreats. Building or...
  11. New Member Introduction
    Hey Guys, I've actually only been lurking around here for a couple days. I keep running into stuff I want to chime in on though, so I thought I'd better just sign up. I'm a young construction worker over here in the South Puget Sound metro area. I know alot about a little bit, and a...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Okay let´s put the politics aside for a second. How do you build a house? You know, a building in which you can live for some time? Nothing luxurious or fancy like modern houses, but not like a shack or a short term survival shelter either. I sit at my desk most of the time (except when I'm...
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