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Coronavirus, COVID-19, and conspiracy theories

So the current issue is a pathogen, probably originating in China, possibly transferred from an animal source, maybe genetically modified, might have greater effects on some populations. Notice a trend in that run on sentence? Lots of maybe…might be….could be…. … Continue reading

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The sometimes surprising Steyr Puch Haflinger

One of the more unusual, but exceptionally capable small military tactical trucks out in the wild is the Steyr Puch Haflinger. There were quite a few different models and variants, both military and civilian. Air cooled, four wheel drive with … Continue reading

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A few things about driving the Alcan Highway

Well, I just got done with my fifth drive on the Alcan, this time South to North, towing a trailer again. Carry spares – I lost two trailer tires, one to a nail, and one that was actually punctured right … Continue reading

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For Pete’s sake….quit using K&N filters if you’re a prepper..

I get it, I get it – they’re neat looking, not to mention their marketing is wonderful. Fact of the matter is that K&N filters, and other oil/gauze filters are functional for pretty much one style of automotive use – … Continue reading

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Funny how memories pop up sometimes..

For some reason I just thought of Rodney, Dirk Rautenberg’s old neighbor. I always thought of Rodney as one of the good guys out there, salt of the earth type of man. I wonder what happened to Rodney, as it … Continue reading

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Well, at least the weather is getting nicer here…kinda sorta

It’s a balmy 39 degrees up here in Alaska, gonna be a windy day. Within a few weeks I should be able to start working on some of the issues on the old pickup. As with anything that’s used well, … Continue reading

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Book review – The Dark Secrets of SHTF Survival

I’ve never done a book review here, but there’s a first time for everything. Like many of you, I’ve known of Selco for years now, and I’ve read many of his posts. I know a bit of his history and … Continue reading

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On this memorial day….

From a fine old blog, sadly updated no more, but still quite timely:   “Whatever else you do with your free day –┬áRemember Them. It only takes a moment. But┬áRemember. They are not truly gone until we forget. For some … Continue reading

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Field fixes for starter issues….try doing this with an automatic trans…

Not going to happen. But with a manual trans….oh yeah…  

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Here’s a good reminder to stay proficient with paper navigation…

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/17987/usaf-is-jamming-gps-in-the-western-u-s-for-largest-ever-red-flag-air-war-exercise A fairly large area West of the Rockies is going to be undergoing a bit of a GPS signal issue, if anyone’s traveling, well, be aware of it. For those of you that are using GPS (most of us), … Continue reading

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