What will I need to power free camping?

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Re: What will I need to power free camping?

Post by fatninja » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:12 am

Thank you all.
I will book an inspection with a local Auto Electrician then, my car is ex police anyhow and has some after market wiring and such there anyhow that may need removal.
He can give me the speel on what I should in his opinion do.
I do appreciate all the responses I have had, if ever anyone needs to know anything about pulling apart and maintaining heavy caliber auto cannons and such, give me a hoy! :mrgreen: .... as if!
Not much call for that on the road in Aus anyhow.
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Re: What will I need to power free camping?

Post by glanyard » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:59 am

What the hell is a "heavy caliber auto cannon"?
Camera with a big tele lens, maybe?
You're not ex RAEME per chance?
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Re: What will I need to power free camping?

Post by Lance » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:55 am

:shock: Absabluddylootly no idea what a "heavy caliber auto cannon" is but I think I want one. :rolleyes:

Sounds like a fun thing to have in the shed :mrgreen:
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Re: What will I need to power free camping?

Post by glanyard » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:19 am

Lance,
I think our friendly Ninja may be US, Canadian or Japanese otherwise if Aussie, he would have spelt "caliber" correctly as "calibre" and ignored the spell check.
We'll know when he tells me he is ex-RAEME.
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Re: What will I need to power free camping?

Post by Collyn » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:42 am

rredbeak wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:16 pm
X2 with DT.

i only run fridge on gas freecamping.. electricity is 2x tv's [we fight over programs otherwise],charging comp n phones.. morning sees us fully charged by sinilar [10am] as DT. i DONT have foldable panels BUT im thinking of going lightweight panels.puts out 6A at best but only $99 each BUT im talking weight saving compared to 4 full size panels on my popper.

DT i have a question please? Daughter added a second battery plus redarc charger /splitter. they have a spare input for solar too. My daughter wants foldable cloth i think but im concerbned folding might eventually wear out bends in wire.. Whats your opinion Please on foldable? Rod
The flexible ones are handy - but only 12-14% efficient - the top five brands of rigid modules are 20-21%. In much of Australia - from NSW north adequate output is achieved during all but the three winter months by laying them horizontal - a minor gain is at (your) latitude angle facing north - but the gain is minor.

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Re: What will I need to power free camping?

Post by fatninja » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:49 pm

--- You're not ex RAEME per chance? ---

Hell no, If I was I figure I could easily work out this diy power camping stuff.

No, I have/had a hobby of assembling/replicating/ modifying toy guns, mostly dart and gel type guns. My favorite modification was with a Nerf auto Vulcan cannon.
I could squeze a lot more power out of them, speed them up with more powerful batterys and motors and paint them up. made and sold quite a few pre the rattles.
I was 4th/19th in my early years, but no claims at all to anything exciting.
That's why the.. as if!

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Re: What will I need to power free camping?

Post by glanyard » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:06 pm

fatninja,
The 4th/19th Prince of Wales Light Horse supported my Battalion (1RAR) in 1965-66 in South Vietnam.
The OC went outside his M113 one night to relieve himself and got shot in the stomach by a VC.
He survived because the poor VC could only get his hands on a .22 calibre rifle and short ammo; the round hardly penetrated his clothing.
When he returned to his carrier, he advised his crew that he'd been shot which brought gales of laughter.
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Re: What will I need to power free camping?

Post by fatninja » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:14 pm

The utmost respect to you and all who have sacrificed for and served our great country glanyard.

I was only a Reservist for a spell, no action at all unless you count being bounced around now and then in those wonderful M113's you mentioned.
Still now I bounce about at times but when the medication kicks in I settle considerably.

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Post by Frank & Brenda » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:12 pm

fatninja wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:49 pm

No, I have/had a hobby of assembling/replicating/ modifying toy guns, mostly dart and gel type guns. My favorite modification was with a Nerf auto Vulcan cannon.
I could squeze a lot more power out of them, speed them up with more powerful batterys and motors and paint them up. made and sold quite a few pre the rattles.
OOOOOOOH, they sound like they could be fun in a freecamp, or caravan park
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: What will I need to power free camping?

Post by fatninja » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:19 pm

Is indeed good fun especially at night with the glow up darts. If we are ever fortunate enough to find we are camping together could be quite the time had.
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