Dooms Day Preperation !!!

Re: Dooms Day Preperation !!!

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:43 pm

Must be different sand than we have around the great lakes.. The dunes and beaches are the domain of the dune buggies.. the heavy 4x4's can only handle the gentle slopes, or they just dig in.. weight over square inches of tire surface.. the buggies win everytime..

But the 4x4's with BIG tires get around ok,, but they are slow compared to a good VW buggy.. I used to sand drag, hill climb etc.. many months in the summer I'd make the 4 hour drive to the Lake Michigan shorline 3 weekends per month.. man was I ever a fanatic..

I wish I had a digital pic of my old sand rail.. it was top class at one time.. lets see, that would be 1973? 74? Ancient history now.. :mad: :lol:

Out west on the Oregon dunes on the Pacific ocean, street tired 4x4 trucks were everywhere.. different sand, and stayed damp it seemed..
Now, down in Glamis.. those areas need a light buggy,, the normal 4x4 wouldn't do well on the level, much less on the hills.

Greg L.
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Re: Dooms Day Preperation !!!

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:03 pm

Speed limits out on the beach...
5 MPH and you gotta stay on the beach front or on a trail...
No running up a dune here...
A Saudi Prince Tried doing that in Truro in a Hummer and got stuck then 'arrested'...
The dunes here protect the land from destructive waves so no playing on them...
We used to be able to go out on the Walking Dunes in Truro...
Only on marked trails but it is like the big dunes out west...
Still can go out on them but only on the dune tours...
http://gonewengland.about.com/library/bldunetour1.htm

There are a few placeswhere I go that at low tide where the sand is hard pack and flat...
I accidently got up to 55...
Had it in 4 high rather than low and as I dropped into 4th I saw the flashing lights...
Lost the beach for a week...
The beach cop and I both had a smile that could not be wiped off...
Only rason the suspension was not longer was because it was April and...
The rooster tail that came up behind the cop's Blazer when he had an 'excuse' for a high speed chase...
So it is all about gearing when you first start because you can't floor it and use sand paddles...
The '74 weighed in at 5850...
I did not have to air down on the beach with my truck, most everybody had to drop to 15 psi...
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Re: Dooms Day Preperation !!!

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:06 pm

Before we had the paddles we had to use the 'high flotation' Terra Track tires.. and delfate them.. Mine were on 14" or maybe 16" wide rims.. when deflated they could spin on the rims pretty easy.. the trick was to use sheetmetal screws and screw through the outside of the rim into the tire bead.. it worked pretty well..
Then came the paddles.. what a performance increase,, the paddle tires weighed 1/4 what the other tires weighed, and the resulting performance was just amazing..

I've been to Glamis a few times. it's a real zoo at Christmas and NewYears.. several hundred thousand people arrive with some sand rails and motor coaches that just make your jaw drop..
One year, a big rig showed up. parked near us.. TWO Provost Million $$ motor coaches, with matching paint and on the huge trailers with lifts and mechanics.. the owners showed up each day in a Bell Ranger helicopter, and played, then went back to the 'city'.. :shock: what a pile of money being burnt up. :o

Greg L
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Re: Dooms Day Preperation !!!

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:17 pm

No, no Greg, that was a proper way to "stimulate" the economy. The real trickle down effect at work.

Kevin
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Re: Dooms Day Preperation !!!

PostBy: cokehead On: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:56 pm

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Re: Dooms Day Preperation !!!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:17 am

There is a big emergency exercise going on between multiply agencies all over DC this week. We took the opportunity to check expiration dates and change the seasonal things and clothing in our 72 hour emergency kits. Hopefully, we'll never need the kits but it's peaceful knowing we are better prepared then most. We also updated our "family reconnection plan" in case we get separated. That is something everyone can do - just think about and let the family know a central point of contact following an emergency. This should be someone living outside your area. Ours is that we all contact my mother in the North Ga mountains and head to a family friend's house who lives 100 miles south. Remember, phones and the Post Office may be down. Get something planned now. Take care, Lisa
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Re: Dooms Day Preperation !!!

PostBy: stovehospital On: Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:35 am

I have been doing quite a bit of business with folks that are seriously getting ready. I am close to out of wood/coal restored ranges right now. They seem to be all over the country and you would be amazed at the number of folks going off grid, raising all their own food, and just trying to be left alone. I have many customers that don't want me to know their names or where they are going with the stove. The best thing is that every one of them is a nice person. They seem to fall into two basic groups. People that are scarred of what they see coming , and folks that are deeply religeous and want to be left alone. as I said, they are all nice folks.
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Re: Dooms Day Preperation !!!

PostBy: franco b On: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:45 pm

stovehospital wrote:They seem to fall into two basic groups. People that are scarred of what they see coming , and folks that are deeply religeous and want to be left alone. as I said, they are all nice folks.

Seems like they just want to get back to being human beings rather than government controlled robots.

No matter how hard they try government will not create a new species.
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