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  1. Happy Birthday Kris! I’ll bet it was a great early present when your Jeep fired up yesterday
  2. I really glad on the ORP Forum we aren’t having the usual online debate that starts anytime someone shows a vehicle strapped down to a trailer. Should the tie downs be straight or angled? You have your tie downs pulling straight to an anchor point, as they should be. However, there is always some internet “ expert” that will argue the “fact” that the tie downs should be criss crossed in order to tie down the vehicle properly. Thankfully, we have been spared that discussion.
  3. You put that car in there just like you knew what you were doing. 😉 This was what, your second or third time trailering a car?
  4. Nice trailer Steve. Does, or will, the 120V compressor stay in the spot where it’s shown?
  5. Wow! That is fantastic! Thank you @Stacey and Scott For those members that might want to be trained in the use of this generous gift, I’d like to make a suggestion. Get trained in the use of this piece of equipment. The AED is designed to be used by the untrained but I feel like the training is extremely beneficial. I have to renew my CPR/ AED certification every two years for my volunteer work with Grand Canyon Emergency Services. IMO, the American Heart Association classes have been much more beneficial than the American Red Cross classes I’ve taken. So much so that my volunteer work at the canyon will only accept the Heart Association classes. The best AED/CPR trainer I’ve used to date in the Phoenix area is thru the Phoenix Fire Fighters Union. Call (602) 277-1500 for info. There is a $50 donation for this comprehensive class, but it is a considered just that, a donation that you can take off your taxes. In my experience, the best training I’ve received on this subject or device has been from 1st responders.
  6. Great pics. Love the “deer panel” at the petroglyphs.
  7. Pelican 1550 case for sale. $30.00. cash only. Local pick up only in Peoria, Happy Valley and 67th Ave are. Interior Dimensions18.63" x 14.18" x 7.72. Exterior Dimensions20.66" x 17.20" x 8.40" Well traveled, but great condition. Alright, anyone interested at $30.00. Trying to make some room.
  8. X2 on the Coban (vet wrap) instead of tape. I also carry a flat packed elastic (Ace) bandage in my car kit, as well as in my hiking kit and my Canyon volunteer FAK. To combat the fused tape problem I carry strips of Leuko tape applied to label release or parchment paper. This also makes on-trail application on sweaty feet way easier when treating a blister or anyplace else vet wrap or an Ace can’t be used to secure a dressing.
  9. I was just issued one of these for my volunteer trail work. Excellent contents in a really nice flat pack kit This is where I think they were sourced. $7.50 right now https://www.rescue-essentials.com/rescue-essentials-woundpack-bandage-system/?omnisendContactID=5e2df0b3ab617143f0fd31a4&utm_campaign=campaign%3A+Stocking+Stuffers+(6579e9a7775aa810fd88bf4d)&utm_medium=email&utm_source=omnisend Given our use of saws, both hand and chain, i was happy to receive this. I think this is a great, space saving, improvement over the individual, bigger bleed stuff I had been carrying. BTW: It’s past time to check out your FAK and replace anything that needs it. Something I’m sure should be replaced after being cooked during our wonderful summer.
  10. I agree 100% on OEM where ever possible on my own vehicles. It is certainly possible that frame flex is contributing to your failures. To further support using OEM radiators. It’s my experience, that there is almost always accelerometer data collected on the radiator during a full vehicle data collection test. This info is provided to the OEM vendor for their in house testing. I seriously doubt that many of the after market companies are using this type of data for their testing, if they are even doing any testing. I agree with your online selection. That is the vendor I use for my MOPAR parts. Saving the shipping is a good deal
  11. Sad Kris. It seems to be a trend with the chain stores in my recent experience. Just out of curiosity, did you check on the range of products from Rock Auto? I’d be reluctant have a radiator shipped but sometimes I use their range of prices as an indicator of chain store quality expectations.
  12. Nice Kris! Gotta make the best use of every sq/ft of wall space in our AZ garages
  13. Looks like a great trip Steve, thanks for posting
  14. https://www.thedrive.com/news/feds-closing-317-miles-of-truck-trails-around-moab-and-off-roaders-are-livid
  15. @4x4tographer and @J2DXPLR Thank you both for the pictures and the information . I barely understood a lot of it but definitely know now why my pictures didn’t really turn out. You both have some excellent shots!
  16. Great write up and fantastic photos, especially of the eclipse! What set up did you use to take the eclipse photos? I tried the “back alley” method of trying to use my iPhone to take a picture thru a welding helmet lens. Let’s just say mine sucked compared to yours. I was in the Grand Canyon on a nice flat rock on Windy Ridge. Thanks for posting these
  17. Spent the last 5 days at one of my favorite places on earth doing my volunteer patrols. Perfect weather, eclipse, and no serious hiker assists. Thought I’d share a couple photos from the trip. This female wasn’t the least bit concerned about me as she was eating right next to the trail. I love early mornings before the trails get busy. This was taken less than a 1/4 mile from the rim. Looking down on Ooh Ahh point from just a bit more than 1/2 mile below the rim. So nice to hike in this much shade
  18. Nice fab work Steve. That added bar and bracket look like they “grew” there.
  19. And one more that I found early this AM. Straight from the injured hiker himself. https://www.insider.com/injured-hiker-rescued-grand-canyon-friends-did-not-leave-behind-2023-9 I guess this whole thread comes under the heading, believe half of what you see and none of what you hear/read.
  20. UPDATE: From the Mohave County Sheriff Facebook page UPDATE 9/20 1:30pm: The injured hiker has reached out to clarify his account of what happened on Friday (9/15) in the Grand Canyon National Park. At one point, all five backpackers were together that began in the Kanab Creek Wilderness area. They had hiked down Kanab Creek into the Grand Canyon National Park and had established a campsite. On Friday (9/15), the injured hiker and another person hiked further than the other three hikers had wanted to hike – south of the campsite. He said they were on their way back to the campsite when the injury occurred. The other hiker left him alone and went to use an emergency device that was with the other three hikers who were a few miles away. When rescuers arrived on scene, he was alone. Search and Rescue encourages everyone when adventuring in the remote, wilderness areas of Mohave County to be prepared for the unexpected and in these remote wilderness settings. Interesting. Doesn’t sound like complete abandonment like the first version. Maybe there still is hope for mankind. Could/should things have been handled differently? Probably. But hindsight is almost always 20/20 I figured I’d update this. Been digging for more info, maybe because this just seemed so wrong.
  21. I have a hard time getting my head around the mentality of this group. I wish I could find some follow up info. Best info if you’re able to open the link https://www.facebook.com/100067787659206/posts/injured-hiker-kanab-creek-grand-canyon-national-park-north-rimabout-6pm-friday-9/637813388488244/ A bit less detail but same info in an easier to open link for some https://www.azfamily.com/2023/09/17/man-with-traumatic-injury-rescued-after-friends-left-him-alone-grand-canyon/ Some pretty cool footage from the rescue helicopter approaching the injured hiker. God bless these first responders. https://fb.watch/n8aHFsleWX/
  22. It’s nice to see clean, well done, accessory installations.
  23. Maybe more theft resistant? You have to remember, Steve spent time in Detroit. 🤣. That does change one’s perspective.
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