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Old 08-27-2012, 12:18   #46
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depending on where ur going the 5k can be a lifesaver we ended up with 3 broken 60ks in feb/mar in the mountains and only had our 5k to run the TOC for a month and a half only power on camp down side we didnt bring enough replacement/pmcs parts for it(will next trip) its still gtg.

one of those electric/desiel shop heaters are also really nice to have.

biggest problem for use with wire was getting a heavy enough gage to run to the buildings from the gens.
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Old 08-27-2012, 17:42   #47
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depending on where ur going the 5k can be a lifesaver we ended up with 3 broken 60ks in feb/mar in the mountains and only had our 5k to run the TOC for a month and a half only power on camp down side we didnt bring enough replacement/pmcs parts for it(will next trip) its still gtg.

one of those electric/desiel shop heaters are also really nice to have.

biggest problem for use with wire was getting a heavy enough gage to run to the buildings from the gens.
Great points.. You can get good 5Kw to 25Kw generators the issue now is MEL process. Just like you heat how BAF,KAF & JAB ETC all have SEALANDS, chicgos etc. yeah maybe on some Ppt or BPA sheet. But it's getting them is the hard part. Your spend list and MEL is were you win or lose.

I have a guy in Kabul that I meet YEARS ago use to work on old Vance. He is cousin to "Z" and Tiny for all of you. He can get me anything and if needed ship it to me. Knows people and makes shit happen. Once again it is all on the MELs.

One other thing.. Your ASTs can be magic. If your ODA had a AST at KAF/BAF he can be your go getter if you forgot something. AST sucks, your not out with your ODA doing the deed. I got it. But you're the guy that gets supplies and such fir your ODA. So IMHO if you're not on duty or in the gym; get your butt out of Pizza Hut and the Green bean and go to the different shops, TF Paladin, ASP, Robotics, DMRO, ETC. Knowing places & people. Eat chow with the contractors in "their" DFAC.

If you can get it stateside from your DSOR the better it is.
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Old 08-27-2012, 17:51   #48
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Do you think that the self filter lifesaver water bottles will work versus the MSR hand pumps? Just thinking in terms of saving space and guys actually using them. Working the DOG system now, the S-8 slued me into that a few weeks back and the feedback that I have is great. Looking at a late winter to summer trip, so have to plan accordingly.

The biggest obstacle we seem to have is access to the 5K.

I never thought about the aspect of bringing my own panel boxes and wiring. It would make things a lot easier in regards to setting up shop versus having to go with cheap 220V boxes and wiring. Maybe I will look into getting all of the needed electrical supplies prior to leaving.

The shower trailer was a given. I am counting on having to build one of those, however that is a lot of material to haul. My electrical skills are solid, however my plumbing skills not. So that is another problem to deal with. Hopefully I will be able to track down some diagrams prior to leaving.
I have never used a self filter lifesaver water bottle, worked with some Brits and they lived them. I say put then both down on the DSOR. I use the MSR, or any filter system for dismounted patrolling. The self filter lifesaver water bottles would be great around the VSP or eating with locals. Nice discreet easy to drink clean.

Go to some mountain climbing forums and look there. I may buy one to try out this trip.
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Old 08-27-2012, 19:11   #49
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[QUOTE= I have a guy in Kabul that I meet YEARS ago use to work on old Vance. He is cousin to Z and Tiny for all of you. He can get me anything and if needed ship it to me. Knows people and makes shit happen. Once again it is all on the MELs. [/QUOTE]

What ever happened to those guys? Last time I saw them was in 07. There was also Rocky and Jacob.

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:51   #50
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side note on MELs in country we went from the Opfund to the OMA fund which really cuts what you can buy down.
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:14   #51
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Great points.. You can get good 5Kw to 25Kw generators the issue now is MEL process. Just like you heat how BAF,KAF & JAB ETC all have SEALANDS, chicgos etc. yeah maybe on some Ppt or BPA sheet. But it's getting them is the hard part. Your spend list and MEL is were you win or lose.

I have a guy in Kabul that I meet YEARS ago use to work on old Vance. He is cousin to "Z" and Tiny for all of you. He can get me anything and if needed ship it to me. Knows people and makes shit happen. Once again it is all on the MELs.

One other thing.. Your ASTs can be magic. If your ODA had a AST at KAF/BAF he can be your go getter if you forgot something. AST sucks, your not out with your ODA doing the deed. I got it. But you're the guy that gets supplies and such fir your ODA. So IMHO if you're not on duty or in the gym; get your butt out of Pizza Hut and the Green bean and go to the different shops, TF Paladin, ASP, Robotics, DMRO, ETC. Knowing places & people. Eat chow with the contractors in "their" DFAC.

If you can get it stateside from your DSOR the better it is.
100% agree; B team/AST makes or breaks the logistics train most of the time. It is amazing how difficult it is to get certain items with OMA, but with remembering key words like "force pro" "winterization" etc it is still possible to make things happen.
Another distburbing trend is dealing with Fluor supply avenues and the paperwork involved in getting simple stuff done through those clowns. My Afghans and I can jerry rig almost anything, we do not need to wait 3 weeks because the Fluor site manager has to contact the District Manager and sign a blah, blah, blah. Screw off, leave we can handle our sites without this farce.
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Old 09-17-2012, 17:58   #52
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100% agree; B team/AST makes or breaks the logistics train most of the time. It is amazing how difficult it is to get certain items with OMA, but with remembering key words like "force pro" "winterization" etc it is still possible to make things happen.
Another distburbing trend is dealing with Fluor supply avenues and the paperwork involved in getting simple stuff done through those clowns. My Afghans and I can jerry rig almost anything, we do not need to wait 3 weeks because the Fluor site manager has to contact the District Manager and sign a blah, blah, blah. Screw off, leave we can handle our sites without this farce.
One thing to think about are SEABEEs. You can request a whole"team" or better yet request specific guys; welders, plumbers, electricians etc. Once again AST is key along with your FOO & Class A going up. It's ten times better when you have to go to BAF. SEABEEs Ares on VANCE BTW.
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Old 10-23-2012, 21:44   #53
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Here I am sitting reading a old left behind Handyman mag and run across this:

Ryobi Straight Shank Drill Bit Set (90-Piece )

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...744&ci_gpa=pla

We did our DSOR for this trip and I think we have three different drill bit sets to make just this one. To top it off all of them ran at least $96.00 total. This isn't the fix for all but I would get two of these sets along with a Drill Doctor.

http://www.drilldoctor.com/

So many 18Cs get the NICE NEW DRILL Set/Kits but forget the Drill bit sets and "other things for that Dewalt Drill tool kit.

I would throw these on your next DSOR for whatever TRIP!!
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Old 10-25-2012, 22:37   #54
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Stanley FatMax Xtreme 55-120 FuBar III

I saw one of these and thought they would be nice to have on a Razor.. Heck anywhere. Something to have handy, in that "tool Box".

I used a Sears link because I know how some Groups can be about GPC.. But you can find them cheaper online.

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