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Longbow's Things I Learned in America Thread. The EDChallenge...

Discussion in 'Show us pics of your EDC!' started by Longbow_06, Nov 26, 2015.

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  1. eng1nerd

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    Maintaining vehicles is key, I agree with that completely. That being said if you've ever worked on a northern vehicle that's seen a couple winters, even good maintenance won't prevent the suspension and drivetrains from rust. The bodies last a lot longer.

    I just learned growing up that it I had to work on brakes or suspension I would be replacing most, if not ask, the hardware.

    When I moved south I bought a 10 y/o vehicle and swapped the motor without replacing a single nut it bolt.
     
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    I know absolutely nothing about fixing cars :)
    The extent of my knowledge is changing a flat for the spare, changing a battery, and filling the gas tank.
    I'm That Guy, that pops the hood, looks, and scratches head when it won't start :D
    Luckily that hasn't happened too often.
     
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    I did lock my keys in the car once.
    Sat in the car to smoke, outside the court house. Started the engine, the phone rang, and I stepped out of the car to take the call.
    I instinctively locked the door on the way out, and shut the door.
    One of those "Whoops" moments :D
     
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    I can't say I haven't done almost exactly that.

    I no longer pull a locked/locking door closed unless I'm touching the key.

    It happened one too many times to do otherwise.

    sent from a device with a keyboard that hates me
     
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    I do tend to crack the window six or seven inches now. Just to make sure I have enough arm room.
    Tha, and double checking the keys in my hand.
     
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    6am and 23 degrees in Town. Brrrr....
    Lots of ice on stuff. No snow, clear roads.
     
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    Antithetik EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Stay safe over there, guys! :wavespin:
     
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    Most of last week or high temp was lower than that. It was single digits every night and 10-15° colder with wind chill.

    But that's cold down there.
     
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    LOL !! You Too Anti... I'm pretty sure you guys have it much worse than we do :)
    Yes, you have much worse than we do too. I'm just glad I landed in the South, and not up North :)
     
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    My little sharps collection. I have a couple of fixed blades, that aren't shown here.
     
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    Antithetik EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Yeah, but we got so much really helpful machinery over here that we could probably dig out New York faster than anybody else, population wise... :D
     
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    We have a Golf cart :(
    J/K ;)
     
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    I maintain Georgia feels almost as cold as MN did, despite MN being 20-60 degrees colder.

    The reason is that unless you shop at REI, there just aren't winter clothes in the stores.

    Also, HVAC vents are in the ceiling (no one can give me a good reason for this) and insulating buildings is an afterthought.

    sent from a device with a keyboard that hates me
     
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    Hey, moostapha I have a pic coming for you :)
    I'll have it on line In a little while.
     
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    I'm joining the enablers... moostapha
    This is more fun than a Sack full of Monkeys ;)
     
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    Gallows EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I'd take that over a sack full of monkeys any day:D
     
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    fixed that for you
     
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    I'm already stockpiling defensive ammo for it. People on here have me afraid it's going to run out, so I'm doing the logical thing and contributing to the problem.

    Though, 2 NFA dealers nearby sent in about 50 pounds of form 4s in the weeks before and after 41p, so...it might be a year 'till I get my suppressor....which is making it harder to spend money on it.

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    Some of the stamps here have been coming in under 4 months. Not sure why it's so quick, and that's not for trusts either.
    The guys at the GS had a glut of them, the other week.
     
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    They have been here too, but I'm not convinced it's going to stay that way.

    So, the question is whether I go ahead and do it to get it earlier or wait for my employee discount to kick in...

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