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  1. MB64

    This forum is dead.

    Been busy and then the Camp Fire happened. My place survived but haven't been able to sleep in my own bed now for a month. Haven't let my zone back into town yet. Bob needs to post again lol, hope they're doing ok.
  2. MB64

    New Arizona Member

    Welcome to the site! I'm actually going to be moving to AZ in the near future, down near Tucson. Can't wait to explore that area.
  3. MB64

    New Battery Suggestions

    You couldn't pay me to run an Optima now a days. The last 3 brand new ones, red and yellow tops were junk. They were once a really good battery, 3 of them I had lasted 10-12 years. The new ones to replace those? 2-3 years under the same conditions.
  4. Video quality settings and upload speed are big factors.
  5. Whittier, just up the road lol I used to pan for gold over at Knott's Berry Farm haha. We also did field trips to Sequoia National Park and Yosemite. Did a week long stay over at Catalina Island too which was a blast.
  6. Did we go on the same field trip? Lol I swear we stopped at McDonald's as well. It was a long haul from Santa Ana up to Sacramento. Still remember bits of the Capitol building but not too much of Sutter's Fort.
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    LOL So close! only needed another week
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    I've had a Milemarker hydraulic 9,000 lb winch on my truck for probably 13 years. It's gotten me and quite a few others unstuck plus a bunch of blown down trees moved out of the road. Even used it for some body repair on my other car lol.
  9. MB64

    Hey! Socal urbex

    Welcome! Just started getting into the abandoned videos little over a year ago myself. Explore With Us, The Proper People, Exploring with Josh (even though I hate the way he speaks LOL) plus other peoples' channels.
  10. MB64

    I'm mad at myself.

    Might be time for some target practice...
  11. MB64

    Abandond mine in the desert

    Far as I saw, I was the only thing living that was moving around. Tons of rat poo there though. Really quiet except the buzz of the sub station and the rare plane flying over.
  12. Yes, this place has been done before by people, including Bob (Area 51 tunnels or something like that) It was such an interesting looking place I had to find it and go there. Camped out over night at the office building in 20 something degree weather, my sleeping bag actually froze to the tent. I didn't venture into the mines more than a few feet. 1, I was alone and 2, it was creepy as fook LOL Time was also against me, quite the drive from here back home. Couple of trusted people knew where I'd be so if they didn't hear from me, they'd get the ball rolling. I'm not much for talking in my videos so it's a bit of a different take. Still learning Davinci Resolve so there are some goofs.
  13. MB64

    Maybe I'll get a drone after all

    Well crap http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/364523-trump-signs-law-forcing-toy-drone-users-to-register-with-govt
  14. Nice looking area, thanks for the pics! Was thinking of headed there later this month but don't think I'll have time. Going to another abandoned mine site though out in the middle of no where.
  15. MB64

    Maybe I'll get a drone after all

    Yikes, thanks for the heads-up. I'm running the latest firmware and so far so good. Only connected to the computer once, no prob getting videos off it. As far as big open spaces, is a living room considered that? Hahaha already flew t indoors using tripod mode. Much easier to fly than the micro drone I have too. About to use it for a roof inspection, found some shingles on the ground after heavy winds.
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