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  1. CO2 tank is the way to go, lots of capacity. You can get a hose and regulator then just go to your local welding supply place or airgas and get a bottle. Come time to fill it, just exchange out the bottle. The brand I have is The Source off-road air, there's also Power Tank and probably others.
  2. I've run as low as 4 psi in the snow (normally around 8 psi and drop as needed) with my old 31" BFG AT, lost the bead twice in 15 years. Soft sand like at Sand Mountain, 15 psi just to get a nicer ride, same with bumpy dirt roads. For air, I carry a 15 lb co2 bottle but would like to put a compressor somewhere.
  3. Tundra is a big truck, it would pull a trailer with a UTV on it with no prob. Big inside too, seats 5 more comfortable than a 2005 explorer. Friend in AZ has one and he tows a dump trailer full of gravel or boulders with it. Goes into the sandy washes once in a while. This was a die hard Ford guy who bought a Tacoma at first. Put that thing through hell without it skipping a beat and he was so impressed, he bought the Tundra and sold the Tacoma to his son. If I were to ever buy a new vehicle and had off-road in mind, probably be the 4runner. More room for the dog, passengers, enclosed storage for gear. Hey, even Wonder Hussy has one lol. Rear locker alone makes a massive difference. My truck being old and no nanny systems of when I can turn lockers on and off, I can go through stuff in 2wd locked where before it would take 4wd open front and rear. Friend of mine who had a 85 Hilux, stock, did everything I did with open diffs on 6 miles of the Rubicon. Sure it took a bit more doing here and there but the thing made it. He lost the truck in the Camp fire and bought a new Tacoma TRD lol.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 ūüėē
  6. 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.
  7. I've been really bad about backup storage. Seems pro photographers use multiple drives, external and internal for backups. With 4k video taking up a huge chunk of space, that gets to be a lot of drives lol I don't have a fast upload speed to some cloud for a backup service not to mention right now, I'm on satellite internet and limited data each month. I split my stuff up onto a couple of drives plus some older videos, I've backed up on to archival quality DVDs but that's not really the best way either for what you're trying to do. This was old home movies I had found on VHS and transferred them. Another backup is an NAS backup, hook it up to your LAN network and backup to that too.
  8. Oh well Probably take me a while but soon as I can build a track around my new place in AZ, I'll be posting video.
  9. Sounds like 15" gauge track or bigger, if you have any pics or video, would like to see it
  10. Sounds like a fun place The steam engine runs on 7.5" gauge track, burns coal and can haul about 6 cars with 3-4 people in each. This video was at a place here in Paradise. I have the track now, or what's left of it. The previous owner passed away and his family donated the track to a club. The old shop in the video is all that was left standing after the fire.
  11. Someplace between Benson and Tucson where I can find a decent house with 2+ acres to play on. My dad built a 1/8th scale steam engine and he always had the idea of running a railroad track around a house so that's what I'm going to do. Some of the track I had gotten last year burned and melted in the fire.
  12. lol born and raised in California. Lived in Southern California till 1990 then moved up to Paradise. Been visiting friends in Arizona for the last 15 years at least a couple times a year. Been wanting to move there for the last 3-4 years but stayed here to help my dad out. Now that both parents are gone (F*** cancer) I'm getting out of this State.
  13. Well Bob, if you make your way back here any time, let me know. I'll probably be headed to Arizona for good sometime in March though.
  14. Funny you should say something about plates and such. I've heard of some friends finding mugs or some plates, some have been pulled out ok and others turn to dust when disturbed. One friend had pennies in his coffee mug which all melted together and the mug turned to dust when he picked it up. Saw a set of plates still standing in the rack of a burned out dishwasher at another friend's place. Picked out some little figurine and a half burned digital camera at my aunt's place.
  15. Yep, it was a planned outage day due to the extreme fire risk but they never cut power. Bet they wish they did now.
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