Recent content by EMrider

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    WTB: F150 Super Crew 3.5L 4WD with HDPP

    Good luck with your search. F150s are incredibly scarce right now. I’ve had an order in the system for a 2021 for several months and still don’t have a VIN or production date. Others have been waiting more than 6 months………. R
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    Sat phones?

    I carried a sat phone for probably a decade when in remote areas. Used both the Iridium and Globalstar networks. In two words, they stink. The quality and stability of voice communication on either network was poor. Indeed, the Globalstar network was comically/tragically unreliable. After...
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    7 Days Bikepacking Through South Australia

    Outstanding report, thanks for preparing! Do agree that pedaling is an excellent way to explore remote areas. R
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    2005 Jeep Wrangler LJ Unlimited (located in So Cal) —- SOLD

    3.73 gearing 33” tires (only about 2k miles on the tires) No lockers All seats were reupholstered. Thanks R
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    2005 Jeep Wrangler LJ Unlimited (located in So Cal) —- SOLD

    This Jeep is in excellent condition. It has the 4.0l motor, automatic transmission and only 38,500 miles. Currie lift kit, Garvin roof rack and Bestop soft top.I bought it 8 years ago as a project/spare vehicle. Since 2012, it has only been driven occasionally and stored in a covered parking...
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    Upland Hunting - General

    I can’t think of many things I’d rather do than go upland game bird hunting with my family. Beautiful scenery, challenging and rewarding when you get birds. And in CA, finding birds (mainly quail) is a lot of work! I too hope to have a hunting dog someday. R
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    Southern California dispersed camping suggestions

    All great suggestions, but I would not expect to avoid crowds right now. I was up in Monache week before last and it was PACKED on a Thursday at noon. Every spot was taken. On prior trips I’ve never seen more than 5-6 other groups up there. Ditto for any camping in the Mammoth area. You may...
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    Favorite Multi-tool

    Sure, the optimal tool is best. But the logistics of keeping a bunch of tools nearby is unrealistic, at least it is for me. I own a bunch of multi-tools are use them constantly. By far my favorite is the Swiss Army Workchamp. Brilliant design, great ergonomics and very functional. R
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    Total newb needing some Sat phone basics help.

    Just checked my files and it was Globalstar. This was about 3 years ago. R
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    Total newb needing some Sat phone basics help.

    I carried Sat phone for probably 10 years. Tried both the Globalstar (Immarsat) and the Iridium network and went through at least 4 handsets. By FAR, the Irdium network is the best. The Globalstar network was so unreliable that I can’t believe they have not been put out of business by...
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    I get the ideal of planning to own a vehicle for a long time and taking care of it with that goal in mind. What always blows that plan for me isn’t the frame or the drivetrain. Those can probably last 300k in most vehicles today with decent care. The glitch is the interior, which typically...
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    I’m hoping that the new Bronco turns out to be a big winner for Ford. Market demand for this sort of vehicle (e.g., off road capable+multi purpose) is solid and IMHO demographics trends are favorable. I’ll certainly consider the Bronco in a year or two when it is time to replace my Wrangler...
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    California Chukar

    I’m focused on dove and quail, but have heard that Churkar can be found in the Mojave Preserve. Good luck. R
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    The airgun thread - lets see where this goes.

    The RWS 45 is a true classic and many are still in use. If you’re interested in another quality spring gun, IMHO you need to focus on the German made or Air Arms (U.K.) products. I’m a big fan of springers and have never had good results with the cheaper department store guns. Avoid anything...
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    New Jeep - Gladiator Rubicon

    Congrats and let us know how you like the JT after a few trips. R