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  1. rnArmy

    Identify this gun tool please

    I was putting a new toy I recently purchased into my gun cabinet, and found this tool up with the ammo on top of the gun cabinet. I cannot for the life of me remember what it is for or which gun it belongs to (an AR?). It was still in a little sealed plastic bag, so it hadn't been used on...
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    Resealing an ARE topper

    I've got an ARE fiberglass topper on my truck that I bought new in 1996. It is starting to leak around the windows. The windows are kept in place with what seems to be two-piece aluminum extruded pieces (one inside and one outside) that go all the way around the windows, with the inside piece...
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    Dear Ore-Landers: Sleeping method debate

    Dear Ore-Landers, My wife and I are planning a trip to Glacier National Park in June (to do research on a book she's writing). We are in our 50's. She's agreed to go camping for the trip; about 5 nights camping total. I am an experienced camper/overlander, she is not. I've got all the...
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    Help me choose a GMRS antenna

    I'm looking at this little Midland MTX115 GMRS radio for an upcoming trip: https://midlandusa.com/product/mxt115-micromobile-2-way-radio/ I've already got a small Comet dual band HAM antenna mounted on the side-view mirror of my Jeep TJ, but it doesn't cover the GMRS frequencies. So I'm...
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    Will this radio transmit on GMRS frequencies?

    I'm getting ready to go on an overlanding trip in October with a group, and they're wanting us to communicate via GMRS. I have a little dual-band 5W BaoFeng UV-5R mounted in my Jeep (with an external antenna), and I believe it gets the GMRS frequencies (I punched them in to see, and it does)...
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    Denied bringing a rifle into Canada

    So... I was going to spend a week up in Canada. I was entering via the Sumas border crossing (in WA), and going as far north as Whitehorse (a four day drive from the border), and then turning around and driving four days back. I was pre-running part of a trip I'm leading next month to the...
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    Trailer tires wearing uneven

    I just got back from a 3000 mile trip pre-running part of the 5000 mile trip to the Arctic Ocean we'll be doing in August. I noticed when I got home the trailer tires were wearing more on the inside half of the tread (I'll probably replace them before the trip in August). The trailer is a...
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    Corned Beef Hash

    Am I the only one that likes Corned Beef Hash? I'm getting ready for a long (for me... about 3 weeks long) overlanding trip in about two months, and it'll be just me in the vehicle this time. So I'm trying to get smaller sized food (servings for one is what I'm trying to say). I don't want to...
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    Coleman Campstove Oven carrying case?

    I have a Coleman folding Campstove Oven I've had for years that I want to start carrying again for when I'm adventuring (relatively) light and just bringing a one-burner stove (vs. my big two burner stove/oven combo). The cardboard box is getting a little (or a lot!) worn. I couldn't find...
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    Kayaking in the Arctic Ocean

    In August (2019) a group of us plan on driving the Dempster Highway all the way to Inuvik and on to Tuk now that they opened the new road, and put our kayaks in the Arctic Ocean (technically the Beaufort Sea or even more descriptive possibly the Mackenzie Bay, but whatever - saying "The Arctic...
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    One-burner propane stove?

    I was at a big-box store the other day walking through their camping section, and came across an inexpensive (unfamiliar brand) single burner propane stove thingy (not a butane stove with a propane option). It was just pieces in a box, and said max 5,000 BTUs. It looked very much like this...
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    Looking for a particular hat

    This'll be a short thread. My computer took a major dump a while back. Was able to save all my data, but I lost all the links (Favorites) I had been saving over the years (tons of links lost - it was a sad day). Anyways... there's a fabric hat out there I'm looking for (I lost the link...
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    Camping Chair Storage Bag

    I've got two of the ARB Camp Chairs (brown ones, without the plastic side tables). I really like the chairs, but I hate the flimsy storage bag they came with. They've already got holes worn through them. Does anyone make a heavy duty camp chair storage bag these would fit in? Maybe even...
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    Strapping down a kayak to a roof-rack

    What are you all actually using to strap your kayaks to your roof-racks? There's a thread under Storage Solutions titled: "Your preferred Roof Rack straps, tie down options?" that talks about straps obviously. I've read where some folks like using NRS cam-straps, but I wonder if they could...
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    Storing propane cylinders inside enclosed spaces

    I know I keep those green one-pound propane cylinders inside my little enclosed trailer. But does anyone store their larger propane tanks inside their trailer? I've seen folks mount the five-pound tanks outside their trailers (the size I'm thinking of), but I'm thinking I'd rather keep it away...
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    Drop-down tailgate

    I've been wanting to convert my Jeep TJ's tailgate from opening like a door to dropping down like a truck tailgate. I went with a kit from SWAG, and it turned out very nicely. Now I've got a surface to work on or put a stove when overlanding.
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    Looking for a skinny refillable propane tank

    I'm looking for a propane tank that will fit inside a 10lb CO2 tank holder. Will be attached to my little overlanding trailer. Would like the tank about 7" diameter, and about 18" tall max (so we're talking tall and skinny, not short and fat). I've seen the old school skinny aluminum 6lb...
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    Carrying an extra five gallons of gas with my Jeep TJ

    I've been wanting a swing-away spare tire carrier for my Jeep so I can later convert the tailgate to a drop-down tailgate. I also wanted the ability to carry extra fuel for expedition travels outside the Jeep. So I had a place called Dirtworx build me a rear bumper to my specs. It also...
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    Let me show you how little I know....

    I've been using CBs for years - decades if you must know. I remember when the big thing was CBs going from 23 channels to 40. On trail rides, I've been using CBs forever. When they work (and they generally do unless you're spread out) CBs work fine. I've got two Jeeps and a truck with CB...
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    Vehicle rear axle to trailer axle distance

    I recently put a swing-away spare tire carrier bumper on the back of my Jeep, and I needed to extend the trailer tongue for the swinging spare tire carrier to clear the front of my trailer when it swings open (second picture shows the before tongue extension). Now the tongue seems really long...
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