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  1. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Why would I want to retrieve a pistol from a bush when I have one in my pocket?

    I understand what your are saying. It is always nice to have a spare up your sleeve, so to speak.
     
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    formerjughead The Cooler King

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    Where to begin with this one.....bushes in your pockets, stuff up your sleeve....are we not doing phrasing anymore?
     
  3. George Patton

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    I'm aghast.

    None of the preppers described here have an appropriate survival vehicle. This is a fundamental flaw and is almost as bad as not stocking the prerequisite Anti-Zombie (Trademark pending) ammunition. When the zombie apocalypse comes I'll be taking to the high seas (...of the Great Lakes) with this little toy. The walking dead will have a hard time getting to me out there, and will have to get through a fusillade from the finest WW2 guns currently afloat in Lake Ontario. Of course, we all know that the most serious threat is the New World Order. Fortunately its been determined that tinfoil (not that aluminum foil junk!) is the best shield against their brain-reading spy satellites. The only problem is that I'm having trouble finding enough to sheild the truck...........can anyone help?

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    What's the postage rates like?
     
  5. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    George, Are you telling me the Land Rover Evoke I saw at Starbuck's taking on a load of espresso is not a survival vehicle ?? I am disillusioned .....I am going to live in the woods..
     
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    Nice! Is that an Alvis FV 620 Stalwart?
     
  9. George Patton

    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    No, Gaines. I don't think the Evoke will cut it. The espresso is a must-have for any upper-class prepper though. You can't be caught out in the woods without your $15 a cup mocca coffee latte espresso with a twist of cinnamon and lime.

    FV622 -- the only big aesthetic difference is that the bottom of the front windshield panels are angled down at the sides (the FV620 had "squared off" bottoms). I'm surprised a non-Brit knows what it is. There's very few of them on this side of the Atlantic.
     
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    Does the FV622 have cup holders ?, On gimbals, lots of them ? I may give that preppie thing a go. Regimental stripe silk upholstery ? ? Will it pulls a sail boat ? Did not the Brits have a tea brewer molded into the Chieftain;s turret? So an espresso machine does not seem far fetched .

    i am off to Abercrombie and Fitch to get outfitted. Some new duds and maybe a Holland and Holland 600 Nitro Express for the plus sized zombies.
     
  11. A-58

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    I'm going with the tried and true EM-50. Killing zombies would be like joy riding through Wisconsin!
     
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    I remember reading somewhere that the whole family had some sort of problem traveling on paved roads due to locking differentials. Have civilian owners come up with a retrofit solution?
     
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    That was my understanding also.
     
  14. George Patton

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    The entire vehicle family has "non-slip" differentials, which means the wheels on each axle have very limited "slip" during a turn. That is, they are driven at essentially the same speed regardless of conditions. For a normal vehicle, usually when going through a turn one wheel on an axle turns slower than the other wheel.

    Off-road this is not an issue as the ground provides the "slip" (the ground just gets ripped up a bit), and the drive system provides great mobility. On-road (pavement) this obviously doesn't happen since the surface is hard. This means that Turning puts stress on the gearbox. The fact that the "non-slip" differential actually allows for a bit of slip on the same axle helps reduce this stress, but in addition all 3 axles drive at the same speed (for example, the rear axle turns at the same speed as the front, regardless of conditions). The vehicle is full-time 6 wheel drive so there is no work-around for this.

    This gearbox stress cannot be easily accomodated for without some serious modifications to the vehicle. The common work-around is to take the truck offroad to let the gearboxes "unwind" (on soft ground, the wheels can "slip" more easily and the residual stresses in the gearbox can be slowly released while the vehicle is in motion). I've heard of people doing this by driving over those concrete parking lot stops as well. I do the former. I don't drive it very often (only once last year), so this approach is more than adequate.
     
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    GP, clean you message box out dood!
     
  16. George Patton

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    Should be good to go now.
     
  17. Pacifist

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    For zombies I'll stick with a nice big combine harvester with enclosed cab. Paint most of the cab windows black drive into the middle of town, grab a book, and turn it on. Half an hour later every zombie attracted to movement or sound is gone.
     
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    Most of our parents or grandparents were "survivalists." It was the way of life. We fish, we hunt, we garden, we can. Most didn't have electricity. How soon we forget...
     
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    Hurricane season started June 1st. Time to update the pantry for supplies, just in case. Might have to get a new chain saw too. It's always a good thing to have the basics covered before a hurricane is several days out. The rush on the supermarkets makes Black Friday Christmas shopping look like mere child's play. You never know....
     

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