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#193112 - 01/09/10 08:11 PM Re: Apocalypse Man on Hist Chn [Re: epirider]
ki4buc Offline
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Registered: 11/10/03
Posts: 710
Loc: Augusta, GA
Originally Posted By: epirider
I may not have a deisel suburban, but I dont have one now.

There are other more-fuel efficient solutions to transportation: bikes, and if you want to go faster, farther: mopeds. Yeah, you need fuel, but as Susan pointed out in the other thread, if there are people getting out of town, plenty of vehicles left with fuel. I only needed 1 gallon (yes, 1 gallon) to go about 100 miles. Had a moped during college for a internship. Filled up once a month.

#193140 - 01/10/10 05:23 AM Re: Apocalypse Man on Hist Chn [Re: ki4buc]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
I watched the last 15min or so and it seemed like they tried to cram a LOT of info into it with very little 'showing'. Just talking about what can be done. I think it was a mix of entertainment, what-ifs, and education.

I think they need to concentrate on one thing and go from there.

Self Sufficient Home - Our journey to self sufficiency.

#193224 - 01/11/10 02:49 PM Re: Apocalypse Man on Hist Chn [Re: epirider]
tipsy4life Offline

Registered: 01/11/10
Posts: 1
Watched the episode of Apocalypse Man the other day but missed how he made the mix used in the diesel engine. Okay, he used that cooking grease BUT what was that other stuff he mixed with it before straining? What percentages? Anybody know?

#193231 - 01/11/10 04:19 PM Re: Apocalypse Man on Hist Chn [Re: tipsy4life]
Arney Offline

Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 2485
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: tipsy4life
...what was that other stuff he mixed with it before straining? What percentages? Anybody know?

Although he could've just strained the used cooking oil and poured that straight into the gas tank, he turned that cooking oil into biodiesel, which is better for the engine and won't gel in cold temps. I'm sure there are some biodiesel experts that will chime in with more info, but you can easily find the ingredients (just lye and methanol) and how to cook it by searching for "biodiesel recipe" on the web.

#193371 - 01/13/10 04:04 AM Re: Apocalypse Man on Hist Chn [Re: NightHiker]
DannyL Offline

Registered: 02/22/08
Posts: 103
Loc: SE Alaska

#193633 - 01/15/10 06:09 PM Re: Apocalypse Man on Hist Chn [Re: DannyL]
Mark_F Offline
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 714
Loc: Kentucky
Off topic but have been catching survivorman on the science channel. Not sure if they are new episodes or reruns. FWIW.
Uh ... does anyone have a match?

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