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Thanks Dale! I already have a 4000 watt Harbor Fright generator, but it’s not the inverter type. It’s not safe for electronics. The Honda will be used for my electronics, internet, etc. The Harbor Freight will be used to keep my heating, fridge and lights going in case of long-term power outages.

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I’ve always understood the Honda Generator was among the best money could buy. I feel like you’ll be very pleased with it. Wink

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Dale, my friends have the older 2000 watt version, and they’re all more than happy with them. The extra 200 watts and updated features should make this new model a real winner.

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I’m getting tired of carrying my “parachute” back’n‘forth to work, etc., so wanted something smaller. Ordered a coupla these in black and OD. <10bux a pop, too!

They’re MOLLE-compatible, so I’m ordering all kindsa goodies to mix’n‘match (whatever I don’t already have).

Bottle-holder for a small Totes™ umbrella (or water-bottle, hey), already got my SP32Av2 in a tubelight holster attached, there are smaller bags like I’d belt-carry for my keys and other crap (ain’t gonna load down my pants/shorts with 30lbs of crap, not even if they’re cargo-pants/-shorts), phone-holders, all kinds of kewl stuuf.

Eg, here’s a nifty item for a phone, metrocard, etc.

which I wouldn’t put CCs or cash into, just stuff to take-with if you need quick access.

The rest, we’ll see. Might be really nice, might be crap. Ain’t spending wads on it. The nice thing is that with my huuuuuuge canvas backpack (that you could probably stuff 2 if not 3 babies into if you wanted to), “messenger bags”, other MOLLE-compatible stuff, these’ll all be interchangeable.

 

Don’t get me wrong, I really like my JanSport — waterproof, guaranteed for life, great CS — but it’s… well… big. Like I said, even when it’s almost empty, it’s like carrying a parachute.

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I’m getting tired of carrying my “parachute” back’n‘forth to work, etc., so wanted something smaller. Ordered a coupla these in black and OD. <10bux a pop, too!

What are the dimensions of that Lightbringer? If you have them handy. Do you also have a link to them? That maybe just what I need depending on size. Bought a few off ebay but, it’s so hard to imagine how big they are if they don’t supply dimensions. I have one that’s too small and one that you could hide a dead body in.

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You have no idea how that drives me buggy. Looks nice, but if you get it it turns out to be half the size as expected. Or twice the size if you prefer it smaller (eg, for a phone, not a pie-plate).

Hang on…

Here’s the bag:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/600D-Outdoor-Sports-Bag-Shoulder-Militar...

Roughly 12×9×2… which is not right. 12×9 sounds right, but it can stretch to at least 5” or so in depth.

The top part of it, that runs along the top strap, actually has a pass-through into the main compartment, so you could stick a small tennis-racquet into it. Or maybe stick an mp3 player in it and run the earmuffs wire through there. Damned clever design, and pretty rugged.

I ordered one from this place, then two more. Black to match pretty much anything, OD for a nice dark-green jacket I got. Might get another in khaki to go with my duster, who knows. I’m thoroughly pleased with ‘em.

They might come with a bit of a musty stank to ‘em, though. Mine didn’t, but I still tossed ‘em in the washing-machine anyway. Came out perfect, no fraying, no wrinkling along the seams, nothing.

I got these from GB æons ago, which are quite nice, too.

https://www.gearbest.com/waistpacks/pp_360731.html

Can stick a phone in the front pouch, other stuff inside, pen in the sleeve for it, etc. Limited volume, though, else I’d keep carrying that. That also has MOLLE straps which I could use to attach this to the sling-bag. Right now, I keep my goodies in there, and keep that in my parachute.

I’m itching to see how the phone-things are. Haven’t taken the bus to/from work in ages, but when I do (forced downtime, get to read, do puzzles, etc.), I’d rather get a metrocard from an easily-accessible pocket vs grubbling through a huge bag, or my regular wallet, etc. Same thing with a phone, pen (to do said puzzles Big Smile ), etc.

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I’m more a vest guy. I can carry a lot in the many pockets. And then there is the expandable back pouch if needed, and many are vented for summer usage.

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Lightbringer wrote:
You have no idea how that drives me buggy. Looks nice, but if you get it it turns out to be half the size as expected. Or twice the size if you prefer it smaller (eg, for a phone, not a pie-plate).

Hang on…

Here’s the bag:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/600D-Outdoor-Sports-Bag-Shoulder-Militar...

Roughly 12×9×2… which is not right. 12×9 sounds right, but it can stretch to at least 5” or so in depth.

The top part of it, that runs along the top strap, actually has a pass-through into the main compartment, so you could stick a small tennis-racquet into it. Or maybe stick an mp3 player in it and run the earmuffs wire through there. Damned clever design, and pretty rugged.

I ordered one from this place, then two more. Black to match pretty much anything, OD for a nice dark-green jacket I got. Might get another in khaki to go with my duster, who knows. I’m thoroughly pleased with ‘em.

They might come with a bit of a musty stank to ‘em, though. Mine didn’t, but I still tossed ‘em in the washing-machine anyway. Came out perfect, no fraying, no wrinkling along the seams, nothing.

I got these from GB æons ago, which are quite nice, too.

https://www.gearbest.com/waistpacks/pp_360731.html

Can stick a phone in the front pouch, other stuff inside, pen in the sleeve for it, etc. Limited volume, though, else I’d keep carrying that. That also has MOLLE straps which I could use to attach this to the sling-bag. Right now, I keep my goodies in there, and keep that in my parachute.

I’m itching to see how the phone-things are. Haven’t taken the bus to/from work in ages, but when I do (forced downtime, get to read, do puzzles, etc.), I’d rather get a metrocard from an easily-accessible pocket vs grubbling through a huge bag, or my regular wallet, etc. Same thing with a phone, pen (to do said puzzles Big Smile ), etc.

Thank your sir. That should be a good size for the things I carry around normally and a few things that I normally don’t because of pocket space. Never was a fan of things hanging off of my belt or britches so that will probably work perfectly. Think I will go for the black and OD as well. Thanks again.

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I have (serious need of repair) a nice “army shirt” with a whole bunch of pockets, a safari jacket (same oodles of pockets), but I got sick’n‘tired of emptying stuff out of one to put in the other, then when it’d be too hot to wear pretty much anything beyond the minimum required to not get arrested, I took to bags/backpacks/etc. If I had a “fishing vest” or “photographer’s vest”, I’d never even get out of the house. I’d be too busy juggling things from one to the other.

Besides, I’m not gonna keep an umbrella with me in a vest or jacket. Big Smile Yet in a backpack, it’s there, out of the way ‘til I’d need it.

And I used to carry more keys than the typical janitor, every friggin’ lock I could ever think of opening, even emergency keys for sis’s house, etc. Why, I have no idea. (Well, I guess if her house is on fire and she’s locked in, I could drive over there and let her out. Uhh, yah, right.) And I’m not the only one, as I know others who have similar key bundles that jingle so loudly, you’d think Jacob Marley was out to get you.

So screw it, dump it all into a bag and be done with it.

Now at least a smaller volume would make it (almost) necessary for me to triage my goodies and pare down if possible.

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Thank your sir. That should be a good size for the things I carry around normally and a few things that I normally don’t because of pocket space. Never was a fan of things hanging off of my belt or britches so that will probably work perfectly. Think I will go for the black and OD as well. Thanks again.

No worries. I could never get pants/shorts to fit, anyway, as I’m the “in-between” sizes, so it’s either 1” too tight (ugh!) or 1” too loose. And when it’s too loose, I end up hiking up my pants every few minutes, or end up with them around my ankles if not.

Damned belts nowaways… know how they’re made?? At least the reversible ones, it’s the bare leather slipped into a “slot” on the buckle, with 2 teeny little set-screws (like eyeglass screws!) going through the leather holding it in! And when one screw gets loose and falls out? Poink! The whole belt falls apart (stress imbalance from the asymmetry, plus doubled force yanking on it, rips right through the remaining hole in the leather). So they’re just for looks, not support, so forget about “snugging up” a loose pair of pants/shorts.

Wotnahell ever happened to the thick slabs of leather, folded over a thick one-piece metal frame, clamped down with a few industrial-strength rivets?

So anyway, yeah, anything beyond the bare basics weighing down some pants? Nuh-uh, not for me. I just even hate the feel of anything in my pockets, sliding down when I sit, etc. I don’t even carry a phone anymore, as it’s always in that small bag which is inside my big bag!

 

But follow the links as well. Lotta good stuff that only pops up after a half-Bacon of looking. Phone-holders, “wallets”, waist-bags, tool-kits (sans tools, of course), all shapes’n‘sizes of bags with varying numbers of pockets, zippers, etc. You can even find something where it’s like, “Ooh, if I need to carry X, this’d be perfect!”.

So you lego it on, then when done, pop it right off.

 

And yeah, I dislike “camo” patterns. I ain’t doing jungle warfare, so other’n “Oooh, lookit me in my camo getup here in the city!” nonsense, I stick with solids. And black goes with everything. Big Smile

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Bunch of knives, trying a picture posting here, again, hopefully it works this time. Still have several knives on order I’m waiting for. Got all this in the last month or so, except the Uncle Henry and Old Timer…

Edit: nope that didn’t work, let’s try this one…
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj96/joshddp/20180910_094818_zps5k68x...

So how do I get pictures to show on this site without a link? I’m using Photobucket. This site is the hardest I’ve experienced to share photos. Very frustrating.

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Ah ha, finally. Now can I remember how it was done… Lol

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For that serious well made lifetime belt, look no further than The Beltman

David Giles will take good care of you, these belts are hand made in Clanton Alabama from a few choice leathers you get to pick. From Bull hide to Elephant, these are serious 1/4” thick natural grain leather that hold up the heaviest of loads… designed as gun belts they mean business!

I got a black Elephant hide that’s reverse lined with bull hide for ultimate strength and it’s awesome!

A pic from his site, a quick-ship black double Bull hide in 1.5” width. Ready to go, not special order…

You asked about rivets? How about screws to enable changing the buckle? Wink (not little screws, Chicago Screws, heavy duty)

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Nice Belt Dale. 1/4” thickness is impressive. It should last a lifetime.
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That’s what I’m talking about!

For years I just stopped wearing a belt. Now, with more crap I’m carrying on me, I kinda need that “support” to keep things in place. And to make up for size-variation.

Funny thing is, I had a whole buncha nice sturdy belts like that, before I stopped wearing ‘em. Hell if I can find ‘em, though. So I splurged and got 3-4 belts from Kohls (that’s a story in itself), and they’re all the flimsy kind. They look nice, but that’s it.

Maybe I’ll get some sheetmetal, punch some “hooks” into it, clamp it down around the end of the leather (like a long flat aglet), then drill’n‘fill the buckle to hold that inside.

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I have a few Mission Belts. I like them because they have a micro-ratcheting size adjustment. Great to loosen a couple of clicks after a big meal.

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My elephant belt has the added stiffener between the elephant and bull hide, this thing is SO stout, I can put it in my pants before getting dressed and the belt holds my pants in a “hoola hoop” formation, makes it really easy to step into em! Smile

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Pete7874 wrote:
Picked up another portable gas stove. This one is slightly larger so it can accommodate bigger pots and has a wider flame spread. It’s going camping with me this weekend.

!https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1890/29266658837_99fbbfc785_o.jpg!

Got this couple of days ago.
Boils stuff IMO on a very small amount of wood.
I used to have the “gen1” from this, without the extended collar. It kept the pan/kettle a bit too close to flames. This works pretty nicely. Kids love to use it Smile

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Coffee came in yesterday! Big Smile YAY! lol

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Coffee came in yesterday! Big Smile YAY! lol
Nice! Mine is going to be roasted today. I’ll pick it up on Saturday.
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I LOVE Ethiopian coffee’s! I got 3 different area Ethiopian’s and a Guatamalan grown on the side of a volcano. Big Smile Mine were roasted Monday, got em yesterday afternoon. And speaking of, it’s time to make some more…. lol

Edit: I’m partial to the Yirgacheffe region, Today’s brew is from Ethiopia , Yirgacheffe, Idido Gerse Kebele

Yesterday I enjoyed the Guatamala Bella Carmona

Tomorrow I will go for a tried and true Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Aricha

And Saturday I will brew up, again a tried and true, Ethiopia Hambela which is a Single Farm coffee. (Most of these coffees are small lots of family owned and picked trees that are brought to a local processor where they are dried on beds in the sun then stripped to the bean and sorted, shipped.)

Once I’ve enjoyed each flavor independently, I will begin to mix in different ratio’s on a daily basis, blending for the optimum properties of each bean. Big Smile For example, this new Idido Gerse Kebele is a beautifully flavored coffee in comparison to the bolder Guatamalan, so I may use about 25% of the Guatamalan to enrich this Yirgacheffe on a given day. Other days I will mix the Yirgacheffe’s in whatever strikes my fancy as to how the blend should work.

Yes, I’m a coffee addict. It’s all siata95’s fault. Silly

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The stuff I’ve been buying as of late comes from the Cerrado region of Brazil (Daterra Estate). It has hints of caramel and chocolate in it, and low acidity. Works great for making espresso-based drinks.

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This time I got BossHiFi B8’s for $60.44, shipped from China.

Done. Reviews look pretty good.

Had an alkaleak take a dump in my QC15s, ain’t turning on anymore, so I’ll forgo noise-reduction just to have a nice set of earmuffs again.

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A friend sent me my first Fidget Spinner, an Atesson he bought off Amazon. It has brass weights, spins like 8 minutes. He has gotten 10 minute spins on his. So now I am in the business of making my spinner outspin his. Big Smile

Fidget Spinner parts on the way, first due to land by Saturday. lol

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A friend sent me my first Fidget Spinner, an Atesson he bought off Amazon. It has brass weights, spins like 8 minutes. He has gotten 10 minute spins on his. So now I am in the business of making my spinner outspin his. Big Smile

Fidget Spinner parts on the way, first due to land by Saturday. lol


Cool! Is it one of these? http://a.co/d/fXSkeKD
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I never had a spinner before. Just ordered this one for $6.99 delivered
ATESSON Spinner

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Yes Pete, but mine’s blue with gold brass weights. Which I will change Saturday. Wink Shhhhh! I’m not gonna tell my buddy that I’m upgrading the spinner he sent me, just gonna floor him with run times (or that’s the plan)

Also have a premium hybrid ceramic bearing on the way. Actually the tungsten weights will be here tomorrow, bearing Saturday. Big Smile

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As I understand it Glenn, those are a new offering with the bearing outers, more ways to have fun with it but less total spin time (if you’re into timing them and keeping records, which my buddy is)

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Lightbringer wrote:
raccoon city wrote:

This time I got BossHiFi B8's for $60.44, shipped from China.

Done. Reviews look pretty good. Had an alkaleak take a dump in my QC15s, ain't turning on anymore, so I'll forgo noise-reduction just to have a nice set of earmuffs again.

I did some research on head-fi.org

The two best headphones for what I'm looking for, and for my budget, are the BossHiFi B8 and the Takstar Pro 82.

The Takstar is as good as the BossHiFi, but it's not super-easy to change the earpads for the TakStar like it is for the BossHiFi, so that made the choice simple for me.

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I have a friend in Saudi Arabia that thinks very highly of me, sent me these for my birthday via DHL Express no less! Big Smile

Each are approx 29mm x 40mm, one is Mokume Gane (Cu/Br/NiSilver?) and the other is Titanium damascus (Gr 2/ Gr 4) The copper/brass one weighs 228 grams, the Ti one is a mere 115 grams!

Now what, pray tell, shall I do with these beauties? Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

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