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  1. 7 points
    proper explorations

    Blair NV

    I recently explored Blair Nevada here's the photos !!!
  2. 6 points
    Hello Everyone! This place is well known and pretty popular but check out the first 2 minutes of drone footage if you have the time. Still working on my editing skills but getting better!😁
  3. 6 points
  4. 5 points
    I have been hearing a lot of "volunteers" complaining about "their" secret public cabin locations, and I think it's time to share all these locations so everyone can enjoy them. I keep hearing these so called volunteers talking about how they are preserving these locations for future generations, yet they want to keep their locations secret! Seems like a little bit of a conflict because how in the hell can future generations enjoy them when they are keeping them secret ONLY for them and a few of their buddies? So, with that, I am going to start sharing these locations with the public so they can REALLY get out there and enjoy these cabins and the history themselves. The so called volunteers complain about vandals who show up and vandalize these sites, yet they are being vandalized while they are being kept "secret". My hope is that we can get some good people out at these locations to enjoy and visit them and keep the vandals at bay. It's kind of a test if you will. If you feel so inclined, feel free to check these places out (they are YOURS on PUBLIC LAND) and feel free to do some cleaning / repairs. Just be sure if you clean them up, you are aware of Hanta Virus and take precautions. Feel free to add your own and I will post them in this post. California (Mojave): Riley's & Greer Camp: There are a bunch of nicely maintained cabins anyone can stay at on a first come first serve basis. Great for those who want to get out and enjoy the Mojave. Plenty to see and do out here: 35.36062, -115.51607 Unknown Name: Here is a couple nice little cabins, but they are not very clean. They could use some cleaning up and repairs, but still a very nice area to camp. They were once a site of meth manufacturing. 35.38327, -115.47783 The Tanks: These cabins are in bad shape, but they are supposed to be getting cleaned up. They are a nice stop, even if just for a photograph or two: 35.38813, -115.70204 Brannigan Cabin: Haven't been here yet, but looks nice. 35.19266, -115.89254 Geologist Volunteer Cabin: Haven't been here yet, but it looks nice. 35.92291, -117.08514 Stone Cabin: Haven't been here yet. 35.99553, -117.16443 Boxcar Cabin: Looks nice, but I haven't visited yet. 36.43341, -117.63104 Osborne Cabin: Have not been here. 36.27541, -117.47045 Jail Canyon Cabin 36.193491, -117.181218 Emmett Harder Cabin 35.929527, -117.125916 Stella Cabin 35.913489, -117.088449 Nevada (Northern): Coyote Cabin: This cabin is in a great location, one of the most beautiful valley's I have ever seen. only problem is, the cabin is in desperate need of repairs. 39.54126, -118.21489
  5. 5 points
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  7. 5 points
    haha, yeah, Mercury is pretty far away from Area 51, and I have been to Mercury, entered at the first set of fences and had to go through in order to turn around, even though it said to not enter. They literally give you no place to turn around, but I didn't see any security in the area. I heard a story about some nuclear waste that has recently been delivered to the location. It wasn't supposed to have been moved there and was done secretly. I am not sure if the story is true, but the timing and the situation is suspect. Not sure what he was holding in his hand, but at this point it sounds like a cover up. I am not one for conspiracies, but there is definitely more to the story. I wonder who this guy was, has his name been released yet? Anyone have any more details on the story? I was going to mercury to research some underground tunnels, but couldn't even get close enough to see much of the town. We have drifted so far away from our founding principles, not even sure if I recognize this country anymore.
  8. 5 points
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  10. 4 points
    I'll admit my bias off the top - I'm a Toyota fan. The reason for that is family history. 1983 - Dad buys a brand new bare-bones Toyota pickup for a work truck. He had it until 2005, finally donating it with about 270k on the odometer. 1985 - Grandpa buys a brand new bare-bones Toyota pickup. He passed away in 2013, and because of the estate trust, it was auctioned off (169k on the odometer). I bought it and gave it to my dad. He still drives it around town, uses it to transport stinky dog, etc. I believe it's just about to roll over 200k. 1998 - Dad needed more secure storage and more room for stuff, so he bought a new 4Runner. He's still driving it every day and it currently has about 330k on the odometer. 2003 - I buy the wife a 2004 Toyota Matrix XR. She drives it for the first 120,000 miles. In 2014 she gets a RAV4 and gives me the Matrix. I'm still driving it with 188k on the odometer. The damn things just last, especially it seems if they have a 'J' VIN (Japan-built). But even a J VIN isn't a necessity for longetivity. The '83 and '85 were NUMMI trucks (Fremont, CA). The Matrix is a '2' VIN (Canada). Wife is going to be in the market for a new ride soon, and she's 4Runner-curious, but also considering the RAV4 Limited (likes the power liftgate). Either way, I'm good with her options. I'll drive the Matrix until it dies, but I I don't think that will be for a while. My 2014 Tacoma doesn't get as much use (Bay Area traffic + 6MT = suck), but it's a good truck. With a mild lift and a little armor, it goes where I want I need it to go. I'm sure the PW is a decent truck, too. But given my experience and perceptions, I'm all about the Toyotas. As far as towing capacity, a few years ago I had to remove a lot of dirt and concrete from my house. I rented a tandem axle dump trailer (heavy), and loaded that SOB over the rails. I pulled it to the dumps, got on the scale, dropped the load, and then back to the scale. Turns out I'd towed 2000lbs of trailer + ~5000lbs of debris (over the rating for my truck). So yeah, it can pull. Not quickly, but it can pull. Things can, and do, go wrong in warranty and out of warranty. I prefer to keep my vehicles and get my money's worth. If they become totally unreliable or start to nickel-and-dime me, then I'll trade them. (CJ7, anyone?)Otherwise, it makes money-sense to me to pay up front and keep the thing 10+ years if at all possible. I'd still be in my 2004 Tacoma, except it was not feasible with an infant and certainly not feasible with a second kid. Otherwise, I miss the hell out of that truck. Maintenance, of course, matters. Don't buy into the "lifetime" hype for fluids. You have to ask "What's the lifetime of that 'lifetime'?" If people tend to trade in between 75-100k miles, then there you go. Drop that # in half and make that your maintenance schedule. Which reminds me, the RAV4 badly needs an oil change and a trans fluid swap.
  11. 4 points
    Toyota, they just work. In your case, it would be a good to have the back enclosed to carry gear and camp out in if need be. I know it's not a good comparison but my old '83 Toyota pickup has always got me home. That's even with no water in the radiator due to a blown head gasket, no brakes, split the bottom tank of a plastic/aluminum radiator, bent a rear driveshaft on the Rubicon, charge wire broke to the battery (push started it), aluminum eating worms in the head lol corrosion went under the head gasket and filled a cylinder, brand new radiator was 95% plugged up and would get hot crawling or going down the highway yet I still drove it for about 3000 miles after trying other fixes because, who would have thought a new radiator was plugged, right? Front locker can always be put in later. I have one in mine and hardly use it because the rear locker usually takes care of whatever I'm trying to drive through. Winches are another easy add-on. I hardly use mine though, don't think I have in the last 4 years of wheeling, it's been a shovel and/or a high lift jack.
  12. 4 points
    Here is the google earth map of Rockland.
  13. 4 points
    larry

    Grandson's new toy

    I spent about 6 months restoring a '79 Honda Odyssey for my Grandson. It was something finding parts for a 40 year old toy. This is how it looked when I got it.
  14. 4 points
    I probably should carry a personal locator beacon, I'll definitely have to look into buying one.
  15. 4 points
    Wasn't Bob's video today about what happens if you cross the line? Guess this answers that if you cross in 8 miles deep.
  16. 4 points
    proper explorations

    Blair NV

    It's definitely worth the explore, it was out of the way for me but still worth the trip.
  17. 4 points
    David A. Wright

    Blair NV

    Looking at Google Maps in satellite view, the townsite’s street grid is still visible, there appear to be numerous remains of walls and cellars. The Silver Peak railroad grade ended at the mill ruins you pictured a little further east from your vantage of the descending foundations and at what appear to be a large foundation holding circular tanks. I’ve been to Silver Peak, but came in and exited from/to the south, as at the time Imwas still living in nearby Big Pine, California.
  18. 3 points
    David A. Wright

    Intro from Oklahoma

    Ah, memories of travelling US66 from Victorville to OKC, then north to Ponca City to visit cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents. Ponca my father’s home town. In the 1950s and 1960s travelling the highway in our 1953 Nash (car behind me in my avitar) or 1956 Chrysler. Last time I was in Ponca was 1974, before I40 came along.
  19. 3 points
    wimc

    Intro from Oklahoma

    Hello and Welcome to EF.
  20. 3 points
    braindead0

    Intro from Oklahoma

    Welcome to the mad house! This isn't the type of forum you can post and expect an immediate reply, sometimes it's like the pony express.... you might wait days.. If you ever decide to come though Nevada on 50... we can probably turn a one day trip through Nevada into a week of exploring.... lots of places to go, things to do...
  21. 3 points
    I am looking at getting a new vehicle in the not too distance future and the two that I have zeroed in on are the Ram Power Wagon and Toyota 4runner TRD Pro. The Power Wagon looks to be an off road beast, and comea from the factory with front and rear lockers, sway bar disconnect, fully armored undercarriage, and a factory winch. The Toyota is well, a Toyota which are known for their reliability. I haven't been able to find much on the reliability of the Power Wagons except the owners seem to love them. Any thoughts on these two vehicles?
  22. 3 points
    braindead0

    Amazon Synthetic Motor Oil

    Good friend of the family was chief engineer for Pennzoil (retired a while back). He always said anything that meets the API spec should be sufficient. Keep your airfilter clean was his #1 advice. If you want to extend oil change intervals, this is where some oils might out perform others but the only really safe way to do that is to get your used oil analyzed. I use rotella in everything I can, good synthetic and cheap enough to change at recommended intervals without trying to extend life. There are a few threads on this at bitog forums: https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/5008145/project-farm-tests-amazon-basics-syn-oil
  23. 3 points
    NevadaGeigle

    Abandoned cabin

    You have your first name as Nope......
  24. 3 points
    Cabins are also known as “Adopt-A-Cabins”. In the Death Valley area there are many, including those on your list (and there are far more named and cared for cabins than you mention). Some, like the Boxcar, have websites dedicated to them. Some are very popular and regular visitors have added many anemities - such as patio spray misters, shooting ranges, above average sleeping and cooking equipment, improved running water, etcetera. Other cabins have fewer visitors and get minimal maintenance. On the several Death Valley and eastern Sierra/western Great Basin focused forums, they are often mentioned with regular updates as to needs. I wholly support the idea of bring extras to leave behind if you use these cabins. Rodent proof items; matches in tins, canned items, bottled water in a metal storage containor, magazines and books, puzzles and card decks, batteries, propane cylinders and such. Also repair items, like duct tape, inexpensive and simple hand tools and the like. If you see something that you feel you can handle to repair and improve, go for it. Trash. Take it with you. If it’s excessive, let someone know. Herb Robbins down at Gold Point ghost town regularly checks on cabins in nearby ghost towns and keeps the stocked and repaired. When I lived in Big Pine, I often was in the vicinity and often checked in and did a few repairs myself. BLM and Death Valley National Park has or used to have Adopt-A-Cabin programs, but with government finances in such a contentious state I don’t know if they are still in effect. Other cabins are simply cared for solely by volunteers.
  25. 3 points
    Osborne Cabin is on my custom google maps of abandoned places but have not been and had no idea that there was a name to be found or it was taken care of. It was something I found from topo and Sat images so I marked it. Based on the sat image I wonder if the roof needs attention again. I've not been to any of these yet as they are not easy to get to from the looks of it. Jail Canyon Cabin 36.193491, -117.181218 Emmett Harder Cabin 35.929527, -117.125916 Stella Cabin 35.913489, -117.088449 How are you finding these with names without being to them and people keeping them "secret"? I'm just matching up pictures to the topography using topo maps and sat images. A lot of them I have had marked as places of interest already not knowing their condition. There is also a part of me that doesn't like knowing that the place I'm trying to check out is fixed up or not. That is why I love going for the back country cabins because people can't just drive up to them. Takes a lot more work but then again they are also more often locked (often illegally) and neglected. Those are also some of the ones that would be most useful fixed up. This is going to ruffle some feathers doing this by the way. In some ways I get where they are coming from because some of these are quite cared for and some have been burned down or dismantled by the BLM but I think there are also many being neglected.
  26. 3 points
    I wouldn't let coil springs turn you away from the Ram... Jeep wranglers are coil all around, my Ram 1500 rides like a car and tows really nice. It's fairly capable off road as well, and it's just standard 4wd. I wouldn't take it all the places I'd take my wrangler, but that's mostly due to size and the stock wheels are 20" with semi-low profile tires so airing down probably not a good idea. What might make you want to avoid the RAM is .... recalls.. holy crap, mine has had 5 recalls and there's another on the way. Airbags, tailgates opening as your driving down the highway.. changes to the ECU that really annoy people (you can't have the door open and the trans in drive, new ECU slams it into park at least on the 8speed).. and some other 'fixes'. I also found poorly routed wiring... on the 5.7 engine the oil filter is in the most assining location requiring contortionist skills to remove and so far I've maybe had one oil change where i didn't make a mess. I don't know if 2019 is the same 'generation' as mine, but I think it is. As far as tires/airing down, I run 12psi on my jeep off road, the tires I'm running eat up sands/snow/ice without complaint at that pressure. I'd recommend stauns deflators http://www.stauntyredeflators.com.au, makes airing down a breeze and very accurate once setup. Combine deflators and CO/2 and airing down/up is a breeze. If you think you'll be towing, pay attention to the payload of the specific vehicle you're considering... ignore 'towing capacity'. The payload depends heavily on configuration, you can get an F150 (for example) with as little as 1200# of payload and as much as 2700#.... towing capacity only enters the picture if you're towing a wagon (2 axle fully supported) or another vehicle 4 down.. once you have to carry any part of the what you are towing you'll run out of payload way before towing capacity. I'm not a big fan of onboard compressors (unless you can fit a really big one). The best VIAIR models can't provide much more than ~1.8CFM at tire pressures which is much slower than CO/2.. and you have to leave your engine running to get max CFM. I got tired of 5 minutes running the engine to air up, when CO/2 airs all tires up in about 2 minutes (on my Jeep). Refills cost about $20, larger tires of course will mean more refills of CO/2.. so maybe for a truck on 33's or 35's on board air is more cost effective.. but definitely not time effective. I think resale may be an issue no matter what, if you start getting into more remote areas trail rash and the occasional ding are much more likely. Those will cost.... or you'll be worried about it constantly and not go those places you wanted to get to.
  27. 3 points
    CarPlay is coming in 2020. Wonder what the 'reviewers' will complain about then. The 1GR-FE/4.0L V6 motor dates to 2004/2005, but the 4Runner and late FJ Cruiser versions are a bit different than the Tacoma version that ended it's life in 2015. Still, they share 97% of the same parts and design, and it's a decent engine. Noisy as hell, but they got the bugs worked out by the 2006-2007 models. The consensus is to feed them good oil and good filters and not to rev them like sports cars (seriously - these things are not common knowledge about trucks?!) Even before then, the 3.4L V-6 (5VZ-FE) was running circles around most compact truck V6's out there. I think by now the smaller Toyota 4.7L V8 has proven itself, and the 5.7L V-8 seems to be a serious piece of machinery as well.
  28. 3 points
    The Power Wagon is impressive. But it is a Chrysler product, which often means substandard build quality. Example: a current factory recall because brake pedal assemblies are dropping to the floor in 2019 Ram 1500s. When I prepped new and used vehicles at the local Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep dealership, a three year old Ford F150 with 80,000 miles felt tighter, more solid and quieter than a brand new Ram. Magazine tests pan and declare as junk the 4Runner because it doesn’t have standard Apple Car Play and Android Auto. And the info tainment screen is “only” five inches (negatives based on a comparison test I read about a year ago). Then again, car testers expect all trucks, Jeeps and SUVs to go 0-60 in negative numbers, handle like an Indy car at 250mph, ride like a limo, serve them iced brandy and not spill it as they run the Rubicon and be able to watch You Tube videos on the windshield with the heads up feature. If it self destructs tomorrow, they don’t care because they’ll shit all over themselves when they test the latest Ferrari tomorrow. That said, the Toyota is an old design. But I couldn’t care less. And, so it seems, so do many others, because there are a lot of them out here. Toyotas have a reputation for reliability, but, alas, I hear that is eroding since after about 2005. My Tacoma is nearing 17 years old and is as reliable as the sunrise and sunset. It still is running its factory headlamp bulbs (only a license plate lamp and taillight/brake lamp have burned out). It has only been in the shop for the timing belt/water pump change out, and is close to that milemark again. It still runs the factory clutch. It has never been waxed and still shines brightly when washed. The interior is intact and in good shape. It hasn’t been pampered - it has been underwater and the cabin full of water above the seat cushions with no after effects, it’s been on its side, the Pennzoil shop complains each oil/filter change because the three interlocking skid plates are pretty banged up and difficult to reinstall. I have no plans to pay nearly double for a new Tacoma (based on the build your own feature on Toyota’s website). If I were to replace it, I’m leaning toward a 4Runner TRD Off Road. A 4Runner should be able to tow a UTV. I tow a ton of heating pellets with my Tacoma and 1950s U-Haul open box trailer. I don’t go far (5 miles), but the truck and trailer takes it well, though you can feel it back there. Locking front diffs are nice, but all those I know who have them seldom use them. My experience and theirs show a rear locker makes a world of difference. And if the trail is so bad as to require it, well, I’ll just park and walk on ahead because I’m getting old enough to know arthritic white knuckles are just no fun anymore; getting the crap knocked out of me traversing long stretches of severe bedrock at crawling speeds make for a sore and stiff get up the next morning and not as fun as a good hangover.
  29. 3 points
    For me, the deal breaker on the Ram are the coil rear springs. Not feeling that on a truck at all.
  30. 3 points
    Bruce was my uncle. He was one of the greatest artist I’ve ever known. All he ever wanted was to be famous, & I thank you all for making that happen for him. My grandmother, his mom still lives with us in garden valley ca. She is 92 years young. Still has her license. Little scary if you ask me. Please, any photos you have of Bruce, his art, or his life please share with us. My Facebook page is Matthew Crandall, gardenvalley ca. Please share what you have. The longer he’s gone the more we realized how much we missed of the true son, uncle, brother, & friend. Please help us keep his art alive. Sincerely, Bruce’s nephew, Matthew Crandall, P.O. Box, 701, gardenvalley ca, 95633...
  31. 3 points
    Has anyone else heard any more on this story? The first thought I had is that it was an exploration gone wrong but the vagueness of everything just seems weird. Like what did he have in his hand? Why is there so much security at a place where "the government formerly tested nuclear bombs". Did security follow him for 8 miles or did he walk up to security at a place he arrived after 8 miles? Who was he? Anyways, just remember to be careful out there, read all the signs, and if authority approaches you, obey all their commands, ESPECIALLY if you have no witnesses around. https://www.ktnv.com/news/man-killed-after-trespassing-at-nuclear-site-in-nevada
  32. 3 points
    I don't think you stupidly stumble 8 miles into a place like that when folks are in pursuit. More to this, though it could be as simple as a mentally ill conspiracy type, or something nefarious. We'll never know.
  33. 3 points
    That sure is an awesome looking place. Great video.
  34. 3 points
    Remember the Mojave Phone Booth from the late 1990s? The one that was quietly removed under cover of darkness? There are others... In Search of the Next Mojave Phone Booth
  35. 3 points
    Bob

    Abandoned Mill near Blair NV

    Nice video Nope, do you carry a personal locator beacon in case you ever get stranded out at these places?
  36. 3 points
    Cool find Jack, I will have to go back and follow the telephone lines and find more of them! There was a decent road that followed the telephone lines, but I didn't even think to follow them for more!
  37. 3 points
    I have a good phone booth story. Way back in the olden days, before cell phones, and when I was still a slick sleeve patrolman doing graveyard shift, one wintry night it was snowing like the dickens and my beat was...well...the hinterland. Dispatch asked me to call for a detail...never a good sign if they don't want to put it out on the radio. I went to a phone booth, dialed 911 and dispatcher answered. (We used to call it the save a dime line) Seemed she had been called by the highway patrol and they had a couple of drunk people stuck in the snow about 30 miles up a lousy road to nowhere....where a phone booth was. I was in a 4x4 Bronco. I got elected. So I am in 4lo for about 25 of those 30 miles....sketchy as heck...but I make it. These people are supposed to be waiting at the phone booth. This is in an area where there was only one year round resident. My group was not at the booth. I went over and banged on the door at the house....they hadn't seen anyone. At this point I was more than a little angry...and naturally our repeater had gone down so I couldn't get out on the radio. Snowing like crazy and my tracks were rapidly disappearing. I went over and got into the phone booth and hit the save a dime line number. "911 Emergency." "Hey...this is Arch. I am 10-97. There isn't anyone up here, Bob the local says he hasn't seen anyone since morning...what the heck?" "This is 911. Do you have an Emergency? Where are you sir?" Well it took about 3 minutes before we figured out she wasn't my dispatcher..and I wasn't her deputy. In fact somehow the fine folks at ATT had decided to put me through to the Alameda County Sheriff's 911 center...in Oakland...California. About 185 miles from my actual location. I told her where I worked, she asked me about the weather and I told her about the call and that I was up to my knees and then some in snow. She was just as befuddled as I was...said her screen didn't tell me where I was calling from. In fact she had never heard of where I was calling from. I asked her to call my dispatch and tell them I was ok and going to try to get the hell outta there. She did. It took me 3 hours to get down to where I could unlock the hubs. When I was finally able to call my dispatch center she was amazed. She and the Alameda gal chatted for about 10 wondering about how this had happened. The clowns that called for help called and cancelled the next day. They got cold and so they went back to their cabin, built a fire in the woodstove and made it out the next day. The following summer...and every summer thereafter when I was in that area I hit 911 on that pay phone. Never again did I talk to the nice lady in Oakland. Crazy.
  38. 3 points
    I was listening to part of a podcast with him about missing hunters and I thought the perspective they were trying to put out there was quite illogical. Basically they were trying to suggest that it was weird that hunters were going missing of all people because they of all people would be the most likely prepared, have the more survival skills and tools then others etc. Why where there more hunters turning up missing around certain areas, why did this happen when there are storms??? I'm sitting there going of course hunters are more likely to go missing and not be found compared to hikers or a lot of other types of outdoor activity. Hikers typically stay on or around trails where hunters go where the game is, which is often not on or near trails and often in horrible terrain. More likely to fall and get hurt, less likely to be found. Hunting is in the fall and winter typically, if a storm rolls though and it SNOWS then of course they are more likely to die and much less likely to be found. Around more animals that would potentially scavange their dead body, etc. etc. Area to search would be larger where if somebody went fishing you could concentrate on waterways like streams and lake. Hikers you concentrate on trails. Somebody hunting? All over potentially. All it takes is to fall in a bad spot. You don't even need to be hurt too bad just bad enough that your mobility is screwed. Not some big mystery in most cases.
  39. 3 points
    David A. Wright

    Blair NV

    Looking closer at the aerial view, I found another spur that accessed the top of the mill ruins adjacent to the structure shown in your image atop the foundations. That spur branched off at the southern end of the townsite, but immediately dissappears in a wash until nearing the mill ruin.
  40. 3 points
    proper explorations

    Blair NV

    Yeah the walls of all the buildings are in great condition which is weird because all the roofs are gone and the hotel room floor is completely gone yet the walls are in perfect condition. Thank you for the history on this place.
  41. 3 points
    NevadaGeigle

    Blair NV

    Cool pictures..Blair is one of those places ive been wanting to explore..have not made it there yet..thanks for posting pictures.
  42. 3 points
    Frito's World

    Come Explore Abandoned Log Cabin!

    Come check out this lost Abandoned Log Cabin! Everything left behind!
  43. 3 points
    MB64

    Video Backup Solutions?

    Just tried it on a couple files of mine, .MOV file went from 4.17 gig to 4.12 gig and an .MP4 file basically stayed the same size after being zipped. Not worth the trouble 😕
  44. 3 points
    Bob, that place was the scariest place I ever went too. I couldn't see the place from the dirt road except for the water tank, because it all sat on the backside of the hill. I must have sat there a 1/4 mile away for 30 minutes or better watching through binoculars to see if could see any movement. just imagine your driving thru a deep ravine, you come around the corner and boom, there it is, no chance to turn around and run. one of the first signs of abandonment I look for is blown out windows and doors, there was some so I knew it was kind of safe to explore. As you would say "Sketchy" to say the least. I always try to do that, I just didnt know what those tags were at the time, but I do now and know to show them if seen again. I appreciate the input. thanks
  45. 3 points
    MB64

    HEVC/H.265 import issues in Adobe PP.

    I picked up resolve a lot quicker than I ever did with Adobe. Only thing is, resolve relies on the graphics card way way more for everything. End up having to render "optimized" footage to get smooth 4k playback while editing.
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
    Another issues I need to take into account is the resale value, which I haven't been able to find much info on the Ram, but I know the Toyota's keep their resale value. I am looking to do the three year and trade it in plan so I am always in the latest tech vehicle. I want to trade it in while still in warranty so I don't ever have to deal with any of the repair bs or when they start to nickle and dime you to death. So keeping it as close to stock as possible and having the most off road capability is something I am looking for. I am also looking at the Ford Raptors, but after watching a bunch of YouTube videos comparing all three vehicles, many seem to think the Ram is the most off road capable in terms of multiple terrain type. I was sold on the TRD Pro, but then I started watching all the videos comparing them on youtube and it seems Toyota has a little competition. I was thinking I might be towing a UTV with it, or maybe even a travel trailer, and that might be an issue with the Toyota. A friend of mine with a Toyota Helix came out here and I was super impressed with the capability of that thing. I was sure he was going to get stuck a few times and it didn't even struggle! Much different than my armada which has no traction when we hit any type of serious uneven terrain. I think my Armada is just a little weak when it comes to traction, departure and approach angles, and articulation. I have never owned a "real" off road vehicle, and I am tired of driving for 4+ hours only to have to turn around because my vehicle lacks the ability to get over sandy creek bed, rocks, or steep grade hill. So I am ready to take it up a notch, who knows, maybe I wouldn't even need a UTV if I got the right off road vehicle. Of course if I make enough money, I will buy both a new real off road vehicle and a UTV, but of course I gotta have enough for that! That would be the ideal setup for what I enjoy doing. My Armada has developed a leak from the front axle and has some electrical issues so I am ready to trade it in as soon as I can.
  48. 2 points
    They identified the guy in this article... No bodycam footage of fatal shooting at Nevada National Security Site Not sure how reliable this info is... Nekiylo Dawayne Graves... The guy who stormed the Nevada National Security Site This site had some interesting back stories... Bizarre Chase Through High Security Nevada Nuclear Test Site Ends In Deadly Shooting
  49. 2 points
    El Polvo

    Come Explore Abandoned Log Cabin!

    That cabin looked pretty cool. It lokked old. Maybe it was the original structure and the rest built later
  50. 2 points
    There have been stories of advertising scams so it wouldn't surprise me if one of the ways they try to mask what they are doing is to put fake views on channels they would not be benefiting from themselves. It also wouldn't surprise me if youtube is screwing things either. If they culled spam accounts I don't think it would matter if any of them are subs or not but if any of them were viewers. I do think it is weird for a smaller vid lose over 50% of it's views. I've only ever noticed very small negative view counts occur to me but then again my channel is not eligible for moneitization those sorts of adjustments would not benefit the content overlords. Personally I do not understand the wizardry of the youtube algorithms and what or why they decided to promote or suppress the things they do. It certainly does not seem to be quality of a vid. My hunting videos for example. The oldest (and worst) has by far the most views, for whatever reason youtube is suggesting this vid of mine more so then others. Then one of my other hunting vids only has less then 300 views. Short little montage of some of the shots that came out better, etc. I'm not sure what youtube dislikes against this vid compared to others but there is something it does not like about this one as it is suppressed. Wild guess is that it is less then a minute and that may be the reason. Why do some vids take off as opposed to others is a mystery. Some of the vids that "take off" are not exceptionally special or great so not sure what does it.
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