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Stealth Driving and Security Cameras

Parts List and Schematic HERE This is the fifth video in the “How To Build The Ultimate Bug Out Series”.  Lots of you folks asked us to include a “stealth mode” of sorts in our bug out vehicle, in fact, enough of you asked that we actually did it.  “Stealth Driving” is just what it …

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The Guide: How To Build The Ultimate Bug Out Vehicle

So far in the video series we’ve used a Jeep Cherokee..but not everyone has a Jeep Cherokee.  That’s why we’ve created the Vehicle Application Guide.  This opens up a number of vehicles with which you can follow along.  In the video series we talk about what we did, why we did it, and how it …

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How To Build The Ultimate Bug Out Vehicle- Suspension From Down Under

In the last part (if you missed it) of the series, we talked about tires. In this part of the series, we need to make room for the tires and make sure the vehicle’s suspension will be “heavy duty” enough to help carry the additional weight of our bug out gear. The folks at ARB …

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How To Build The Ultimate Bug Out Vehicle- Tires: A Critical Component

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I’ll bet that a lot of you are trying to decide between attending your dentist appointment or watching this video. Watch the video. Tires are a critical choice when building a bug out vehicle. Overlook or buy the wrong tires and it your day at some point in the future might head very south. Choosing …

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How To Build The Ultimate Bug Out Vehicle- Foundations- What Vehicles Are Good Foundations?

If you missed PART 1, click here. So, you’ve decided that you want to build yourself a bug out vehicle to get yourself out of Dodge if the fecal matter hits the rotary oscillator. What vehicle do you start with? Well, certain vehicles are definitely better than others, but why? In the second part of …

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How To Build The Ultimate Bug Out Vehicle- What Is A Bug Out Vehicle?

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What is a bug out vehicle? Let’s face it, search for information on bug out vehicles. What you will find is crap.   Lots of folks out there want to know the how/what/when/where’s of creating their own bug out vehicle. You found the right place. Welcome to the Tin Hat Ranch’s series on how to …

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The Ultimate Guide To DIY Off Grid Solar Power Complete

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DIY Solar power may seem like a daunting task.  Fear not, this video WILL set you on the right path.  We start by unraveling the mystery of off-grid solar power and teach you the basics, how to understand and think about your system.  From there, we show you how to access and size the proper …

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The $6 Ultralight Backpacking Stove

Straight from the bargain bin at the Shenzen copycat flea market is the “Ultralight Backpacking Stove”. Will you burn up your six bucks or load your family’s packs with these gems? The choice is yours, the opinion is mine. Check out the $6 Ultralight Backpacking Stove These ship straight from Shenzen, so be prepared to …

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The $12, 18 billion lumen, impervious to water at crush depths, Cree* LED Headlamp

So scams promise to make you rich overnight, in the case of off shore goods that could be useful to our everyday lives, they make you poor slowly.  In this video I take a look at the $12 headlamp that claims some amazing things.  Spoiler alert..It doesn’t do anything it says it does.  Does that …

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Optimizing GMRS Communications- The Midland MicroMobile MTX 100

GMRS or General Mobile Radio Service is one of the tools available to us for communications. In this video we talk about how you can make the most out of GMRS.  One of the best radios for the task is the Midland MicroMobile.  The MicroMobile offers a few key features not found in other commercial …

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