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  1. craig333

    Water resistant 2m radio

    I have a Yaesu 8800 in my truck and while its a fine radio (small finicky knobs not withstanding) I'd like something a little more water resistant for the Jeep. Dual band preferably. I've been just carrying a handheld in the Jeep and thats fine for trail use but not so much hitting repeaters.
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    Winter Fun and CB

    Well my run had a listed cb channel 15, and a listed ham freq, 146.535. Never heard a peep on the cb. All comms were on ham. Simplex. Even if you don't want to take the test its time to pick up a baofeng (or other handheld) just so you can listen. They were even having a license test just before...
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    Toilet Paper

    I use a thetford myself and found this article very interesting. http://www.thefitrv.com/rv-tips/toilet-paper-test-from-the-fit-rv-now-with-children/
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    Ham helps

    I was leaving camp near the Volcanic Tablelands off 395, decided to say hello on 2m. Announce I'm planning on heading up to Cerro Gordo. Immediately get a warning of high winds then another guy gets on and says "hey, we have a group heading up today, meeting up at 11:00, join us". Not that I...
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    Here map app

    Looks very nice. I was ready to download it until I read the permissions. https://maps.here.com Version 1.1.10172 can access: Identity read your own contact card Contacts read your contacts Location approximate location (network-based) precise location (GPS and network-based) SMS send SMS...
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    Pics you wish you didn't have to take

    No commentary needed.
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    Who needs equipment to recover a vehicle

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/nq2jY1trxqg?rel=0
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    24 Eldorado National Forest Routes Reopened

    With the other 18 to be rehabilitated and hopefully eventually reopened. http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/eldorado/news-events/?cid=STELPRDB5435834
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    Lockable storage

    Anyone have any? Looking to protect small items, wallet, small electronics etc. Preferably something that could be built in.
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    Older PLB's?

    I've seen some great prices on ebay on some older plb's. Just wondering if theres a downside other than replacing the battery.
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    Pitkin vs. forest service

    Worth watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joQzpWC-gCo&feature=youtu.be
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    Tires and age (the tires are old, not me, well nm)

    Okay, the tires on the Jeep are ten years old. It doesn't see many miles. BFG mud terrains still with 3/4 tread life left, sidewalls looks excellent. No ages signs I can see. Its garaged and the sidewalls see frequent coats of 303. I hate to replace tires that still seem to be in great shape but...
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    Maxtrax UV resistance

    I've been unable to get a reply from maxtrax nor have any of the dealers replied. Anyone have any idea of how they last exposed to sun? I'd like to keep them more or less permanently mounted on the roof. I'm wondering if I should make some kind of cover. Kind of expensive to wind up having them...
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    Watch those high wattage bulbs

    Or you might get this. 100/80 watt hella H4 bulbs in IPF housings. Ran them for years with no problems. Drag the Jeep out for the toy run and hmmm, no headlights. You can sorta see on the other bulb where the solder connection has melted. I can only think I left them on while parked and...
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    Admit it, You'd really prefer to trave backwards

    Saw this when I was doing the Genoa Peak trail (overlooks Lake Tahoe).
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