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posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by foxhoundone
mine is the british army entrencing shoval. small light all steel construcion
fold away handle, its serated edge is usful for chopping and the shoval can be used for prying open padlocks, door locks . and its usful for digging too.


Y'know I had one for years, then I lent it to a neighbours grand child who promply lost in at Recar beach, I replaces it with a folding NATO spec one but its much heavier and far more unwieldy. I like the simple early version with a straight handle shaft anmd no cross bar, its lighter and makes a better improvised fighting tool.




posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 02:21 PM
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Me thinks someone's panties might be a little twisted. If people ain't got no good thingy's to say's then go yonder!



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 02:27 PM
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Originally posted by Anuubis
Me thinks someone's panties might be a little twisted. If people ain't got no good thingy's to say's then go yonder!


Aah its just a spelling troll, they are like web trolls but without the intelect or brains to agitate in any meaningful way, I advised him on sex and travel, hopefully he will do so.
Respects NR



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 02:32 PM
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People like that really bug me though. My grammer is very good, and my spelling is very seldom wrong, but i have never corrected anyone on here like him. It's really annoying!



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 02:41 PM
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i fall into. pot kettle black catogory... id never skit any one, my writing and speeling are not the best lmao



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 02:42 PM
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Actually I'm gonna say my motorbike... It's not Ideal it's a road bike, but if I want to move about 180 miles on a single tank of petrol through chaotic roads a bike is the best bet.

On the down side there is always a possibility of permanent injury - even if it's just a twisted ankle or a bust knee it would really slow you down when you switch to 'foot mode'.

But a bike is defiantly the best option for getting out of town in a hurry - you can pack a surprising amount of kit on them if your inventive - I've moved flats twice using only an old 400cc Suzuki



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 02:45 PM
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Originally posted by Anuubis
reply to post by Northern Raider
 
People like that really bug me though. My grammer is very good, and my spelling is very seldom wrong, but i have never corrected anyone on here like him. It's really annoying!



My latin is appauling but I think something like Nil Illigitimus Carborundum is apt ( dont let the barstuard get you down)



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 02:46 PM
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Originally posted by foxhoundone
i fall into. pot kettle black catogory... id never skit any one, my writing and speeling are not the best lmao


The guy volleys away at me about typos and making fun of accents then can not even spell favourite himself, say it all really



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 02:49 PM
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Originally posted by Now_Then
Actually I'm gonna say my motorbike... It's not Ideal it's a road bike, but if I want to move about 180 miles on a single tank of petrol through chaotic roads a bike is the best bet.

On the down side there is always a possibility of permanent injury - even if it's just a twisted ankle or a bust knee it would really slow you down when you switch to 'foot mode'.

But a bike is defiantly the best option for getting out of town in a hurry - you can pack a surprising amount of kit on them if your inventive - I've moved flats twice using only an old 400cc Suzuki


C,mon then tell us what it is? Road bike, Trail bike, modifications, cargo carrying capability, my last bike was a GS1000 street fighter, got stolen one christmas day a few years back, but I liked trail bikes because of their off road capability. Mind you since then a hybrid type called a Super Moto has come out, its a French idea it combines the best of both road and offf road bikes. Cant afford one though


[edit on 15-3-2009 by Northern Raider]



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 02:55 PM
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Something that would work great would be a road bike with offroad tires. They get better gas mileage and are usually designed to carry more weight.



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 02:59 PM
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i,d have a (mv) ks 750 zundapp.. old german army sidcar outfit, with high and low ratio gearbox 2 wheel drive and diff lock if could survive stalingrad it could survive any sit/x scenirio...



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 03:01 PM
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lol it's a Kawasaki GPZ500s... Paid £300 for it and completely re-built it my self... Like I said not ideal for survival purposes, but for a very cheap way to rip through heavy traffic it does tick a large number of boxes. And to boot I also now know the thing inside out - and that sort of knowledge is gold dust when you break down.

something like this....



Would be a very nice idea... But I would feel so much better ditching a bike that would of cost me a total of £500 inc parts to dumping that!



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by Now_Then
reply to post by Northern Raider
 


lol it's a Kawasaki GPZ500s... Paid £300 for it and completely re-built it my self... Like I said not ideal for survival purposes, but for a very cheap way to rip through heavy traffic it does tick a large number of boxes. And to boot I also now know the thing inside out - and that sort of knowledge is gold dust when you break down.

something like this....



Would be a very nice idea... But I would feel so much better ditching a bike that would of cost me a total of £500 inc parts to dumping that!


OK Yes, Oddly enough I had a GPZ 500 twin for years, I fitted raised bars so I sat up higher, only had to re reoute the cable to make it work, gave myself an average 6 inch lift, got the riser set from MCN magaziine, fitted semi off road tyres and a rear rack and panneer rack combo, great urban machine being so slim it could get where the big multis could not, and of course it would lean more as well



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 03:12 PM
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Originally posted by foxhoundone
i,d have a (mv) ks 750 zundapp.. old german army sidcar outfit, with high and low ratio gearbox 2 wheel drive and diff lock if could survive stalingrad it could survive any sit/x scenirio...


Yes they are the post war eastern version of the BMW I think??, boxer twin shaft drive with reverse on the russian built version, I was lead to believe the OE casrbs were crap and most people swapped them for better western european ones, Is that the bike I'm thinking of ?



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 03:37 PM
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as far as i know zundapp and bmw both submitted tenders for the german wermacht supply of sidcars in the 2ww, bmw was so confident it would get the contract it started prodution.. but zundapp got the main contract and subbied it back to bmw , alot of them bkes ended up in chech hands and the old ussr just coppied the design. theirs a brave few still knocking around



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 03:39 PM
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I too have been thinking about some kind of off road bike for a bug out vehicle.

Someone on another thread mentioned that the Finnish Army used them..some kind of Kawasaki adpted for military usage and that they were pretty rugged macahines.

At the time I did not know that one could get gas tanks in different sizes..special order. IT seems that would be the way to go ..an ovesized gas tank for longer range.

While I own two cars and a truck I also have been riding either a moped or scooter to and fro work for many years as it is quite economical with disatances I travel.

I had never considered a bike like this until conversng with this Finnish Soldier. Thinkng abot one in the 4 to 5 hundred CC displacement with combiination on/off road tires.

What is of interest to me in the local Trading Post sales paper is that the Kawasaki's of this type are seldom found for sale. I am thinking that they are very popular and hence not often sold.

Oh.. and to you ,Northern Raider...


BTW Its Favourite if you are trying to write in British English.

Oh Dear me a humourless misery befalls us, I think you would not want to survive any given disaster if your beloved spull chucker was no longer working. I believe you are intoxicated by the exuberance of your own verbosity. You clearly have nothing of value to contribute to this debate so why are you here except solely to lower the bar?
Still I am sure in your perfect world you have never made a typographical error of any sort. I offer you a piece of advice on sexual intercourse and intercontentinental travel accept it in the manner it is offered.


Thanks for the much needed entertainment. Better than prime time television. Gratified to see you can shoot well enough to put them in the X-Ring when needed. Nice shooting Olde Man!! Your welcome around my campfire anytime.

Thanks to all for their posts,
Orangetom



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 03:42 PM
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Originally posted by foxhoundone
as far as i know zundapp and bmw both submitted tenders for the german wermacht supply of sidcars in the 2ww, bmw was so confident it would get the contract it started prodution.. but zundapp got the main contract and subbied it back to bmw , alot of them bkes ended up in chech hands and the old ussr just coppied the design. theirs a brave few still knocking around


My brain is in low gear tonight, my apologies, I'm thinking of what happened when the Ruskies got hold of one of the BMW plants, they shipped it east and started making them again under the Dnieper Logo, sold in the UK for a while as bike and side car combos, dead cheap, farmers love em.



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 03:45 PM
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Originally posted by orangetom1999
I too have been thinking about some kind of off road bike for a bug out vehicle.

Someone on another thread mentioned that the Finnish Army used them..some kind of Kawasaki adpted for military usage and that they were pretty rugged macahines.

At the time I did not know that one could get gas tanks in different sizes..special order. IT seems that would be the way to go ..an ovesized gas tank for longer range.

While I own two cars and a truck I also have been riding either a moped or scooter to and fro work for many years as it is quite economical with disatances I travel.

I had never considered a bike like this until conversng with this Finnish Soldier. Thinkng abot one in the 4 to 5 hundred CC displacement with combiination on/off road tires.

What is of interest to me in the local Trading Post sales paper is that the Kawasaki's of this type are seldom found for sale. I am thinking that they are very popular and hence not often sold.

Oh.. and to you ,Northern Raider...

[Orangetom


Tom have you considered the Kawasaki Diesel Motorcycle being developed and used by the US military? I believe its now available for public sale, I think its based on the fabulous and well founded KLR 650, and converted to be a super lightweight mil spec diesel motorcycle, Ideal I think ?
NR



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 04:14 PM
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Hmmm, a diesel motorbike? There are some good things to that idea. Like for instance obtaining fuel from large vehicles that may get stuck and abandoned, or 'red' diesel from farm vehicles.

Personally though I would lean towards petrol 2-stroke - much simpler design, when parts are not available I think you would have an easier time when attempting a field repair.

Edit: It's important to keep an eye on 2-strokes... They rev higher, run hotter. They eat oil like a mini american!

[edit on 15/3/2009 by Now_Then]



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 04:22 PM
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Originally posted by Now_Then
reply to post by Northern Raider
 


Hmmm, a diesel motorbike? There are some good things to that idea. Like for instance obtaining fuel from large vehicles that may get stuck and abandoned, or 'red' diesel from farm vehicles.

Personally though I would lean towards petrol 2-stroke - much simpler design, when parts are not available I think you would have an easier time when attempting a field repair.

Edit: It's important to keep an eye on 2-strokes... They rev higher, run hotter. They eat oil like a mini american!

[edit on 15/3/2009 by Now_Then]

Mechanically if you think about it two strokes are very similar to diesels, EG most american locomotives are in fact two stroke diesels, GE/ GEC etc
Yes strokers dont have valve systems like 4 strokes, but diesels dobnt have ignition systems either. In India they have been happily using the Enfield 500 diesel for over 25 years now, they even on occasion sell em in the UK.

[edit on 15-3-2009 by Northern Raider]





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