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Random Cool Tricks

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Meat, Dec 14, 2016.


  1. hot diggity

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    And I thought all my BP handling stuff was brass or horn just to look vintage. :) It does seem a little odd to me that BP now comes in plastic containers.
     
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  2. ghrit

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    There are static free plastics, so I'm told. Still, grounding and wiping should be automatic, holy black OR unholy smokeless.
     
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  3. hot diggity

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  4. hot diggity

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    KIMG1605. So you forgot your boot socks and you're getting blisters. The drink cozy to the rescue.
     
  5. hot diggity

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  6. hot diggity

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    I noted another pretty cool trick that we've been doing around here lately. Turning left in town on a flashing yellow left turn arrow. We never had an option before. If the light was red, even with no traffic, you had to just sit there.

    This saves time and gas, and keeps traffic flowing better. Just like the right turn on red law, this one just makes sense.
     
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  7. hot diggity

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    And the traffic light trick dovetails with the tactical vehicle convoy stuck at the light that will never change.

    It won't change because the magnets can't sense a vehicle at the intersection since the chassis and tires are so tall.

    There are two options. Dismount a road guard and have them try to stop both directions of speeding traffic that see a green light on their path, or get the lead vehicle to back up and let a car trigger the magnets to change the light.

    Once the light has changed, and the highway traffic stopped the convoy can easily pull two large vehicles in the path of traffic and run the entire convoy through the light.
     
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  8. hot diggity

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    IMG_20190616_183345.
    If an older single shot rifle is giving you fits with rounds that won't chamber and spotty accuracy, try indexing your brass.

    Some Chambers aren't concentric with the bore, or somewhat less than round.
    Indexing can help.
     
  9. Ganado

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    confess.... you got burns from that red neck hot tub in the prior post :D:p
     
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  10. hot diggity

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    Nope, not me. That's our facilities maintenance guy, who was very thankful for the improvised boot socks.
     
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  11. hot diggity

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  12. hot diggity

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    tumblr_o7skhwzze31urmckio1_400. More fun to watch than a Roomba.;)
     
  13. hot diggity

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    I've been making my bed like this every morning now that I don't have to roll it up and get it out from under the hotel table. IMG_20190713_065430.
     
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  14. hot diggity

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  15. hot diggity

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    IMG_20190712_104349. Another use for the shop wheel chair.
     
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  16. hot diggity

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    Back when the cage was added I still has a seat on adjustable tracks. After I switched to the solidly mounted Kirkey I found I couldn't get in or out easily.

    The fix was a quick disconnect on the steering wheel. Comforting to know you can get out if you're on fire or something.
    KIMG0826.
     
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  17. hot diggity

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  18. hot diggity

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    You only have to knock a pole jack over onto a car one time to appreciate this trick. ;)
    IMG_20190725_115143. Funny thing. Years after I bashed that car with an unsecured pole jack, I now get to see that dent every time I go into my garage. Wasn't mine when it happened, but it is now.
     
  19. hot diggity

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    Hardware that has to be installed at a distance always presents a problem. Can't get screws started by hand, so there has to be a way to hold screws and nuts to the socket. I have tape on all my sockets to use for this, but any paper will do. Screwdrivers are easy enough to magnetize so they'll hold screws. IMG_20190722_111445.
     
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  20. hot diggity

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    Not really all that cool, but it beats sticking your fingers in your ears.
    I try to pack a set of ear plugs with each gun case. I forget lots of stuff, but hearing protection is a show stopper. IMG_20190726_191153.
     
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