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Offline atlanticwallblanks

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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2008, 09:21:04 AM »
Rob, i think you need to look at the info about Citgo.  I could care less about them, but they are the one and only reason that Chavez is blowing it out his arse when he makes threats to cut off oil.  Besides, if he does that, how would he pay for his over priced, 3rd rate export versions of second rate Russian equipment that they will never be able to use operationally by time they figure out how to use them?

There is a reason everyone is letting him get away with everything, and it more than just the humor of listening to him.

Fuel has some down a bit here recently.  It is still hard to load up the F-350 diesel and drive 9 hours to an event. (Blanks are very heavy and you need a large truck to carry enough to make it worth your time)  As bad as it sounds, if it isn't worth my time, I can't go simply because I don't want to work for the gas companies.

What I import...I now pay more for the supplies than I sold it for last October.  Next time the talking heads in Washington tell you that a weak dollar is good for the economy remember that when you see the price of your blanks and think about how insane the prices are.

Robb

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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2008, 07:53:49 AM »
Well was reading some information on using water to power your car along with gasoline. Here are the links to some of the sites:

http://www.gas4free.com/aff/?hop=sshtml

http://water4gas.com/2books.htm?hop=sshtml

http://www.runyourcarwithwater.com/?hop=sshtml

Anyone out there know of someone who has done it? Maybe Robb you can try it to see how it works since you haul alot of ammo around and give us a "consumer report" on it! ;)
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Offline atlanticwallblanks

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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2008, 04:07:23 PM »
Rob, I do think that the only viable source of powering vehicles is Hydrogen.  (I haven't looked at your links yet but that is what I think they are about).

By the time my 3 Honda's die on me I think it will - read- Hope it will, be a good source.

Right now the F-350 needed to haul the rounds over the PA and NY mountains is killing me on diesel prices.  If it looks like it will work, hell yea, I'll get in line for one right away.  They just need to make one powerful enough to haul weight.

I'll look at your links though, I'm always open to new ideas.

Robb

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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2008, 07:26:38 PM »
Well was reading some information on using water to power your car along with gasoline. Here are the links to some of the sites:

http://www.gas4free.com/aff/?hop=sshtml

http://water4gas.com/2books.htm?hop=sshtml

http://www.runyourcarwithwater.com/?hop=sshtml

Anyone out there know of someone who has done it? Maybe Robb you can try it to see how it works since you haul alot of ammo around and give us a "consumer report" on it! ;)

You might want to read this transcript of a podcast debunking the subject
http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4087
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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2008, 08:13:30 AM »
Well was reading some information on using water to power your car along with gasoline. Here are the links to some of the sites:

http://www.gas4free.com/aff/?hop=sshtml

http://water4gas.com/2books.htm?hop=sshtml

http://www.runyourcarwithwater.com/?hop=sshtml

Anyone out there know of someone who has done it? Maybe Robb you can try it to see how it works since you haul alot of ammo around and give us a "consumer report" on it! ;)

You might want to read this transcript of a podcast debunking the subject
http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4087

Didn't really believe the ones I listed and for sure do not believe a podcast/blog written by anyone. Some people have tried it and hoping that someone out there has and can shed some light on it. Read the journals the scientific community puts out for the true answers (most of the time). Blogs, podcast, etc. are open to anyone it seems to be an "expert" on a subject.

The way America has always gotten out of tough times was to use our creativity. If there is a will then there is a way and will see this type of technology come to the surface. Until then, get off the bio-fuel kick since it will take 20-30 years for alternate sources of energy to be useful the way we need it. Continue developing it but also drill for oil here in the US (combine the various ways). An economy that has been oil based for years will not change in a couple of years (well my lovely DNC says yes) without loss of jobs, business going under, etc. Hybrids are nice but more useful in the city than in rural America, start digging coal and turn it into oil (the tech is there and just waiting to go). So many ways but the Democrats are pushing their way which seems to be a great one since no one has any faith in a Democrat controlled congress (below Bushs' rating).
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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2008, 11:12:27 AM »
I guess it helps to look at the links first  :-\

My only thought...if they work that well, all the car companies would be beating down the doors trying to get these things installed to improve gas mileage and get a leg up on the competition...since they are not installing them or talking about them  would guess there is sort sort of problem or that they simply don't work.

Besides, if we all started using water we would hear Al Gore screaming about the cars killing babies in African droughts.  Al Gore --->  oo-P

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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2009, 09:30:58 PM »
Well it looks like the price of gas has gone down a lot. Now the issue isn't gas anymore though we still need to do something to make sure we are not tied to the Middle East anymore or even Venzuela.
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Re: Has gas prices affected reenacting?
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2011, 07:51:31 AM »
Is the previous discussion still relevant ? Here we are 3 years later and $4 per gallon in most places is the "norm". Another topic that reflects government policy and manipulating our lives .... Did you all know the life of the electric car battery is 5 years or less, replacement cell costs $16,000.00 (!!!) and by then time you need to replace the battery cell the car value won't be squat.

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Offline Karl Helweg

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Re: Has gas prices affected reenacting?
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2011, 05:52:47 PM »
More and more every day.  Being land locked here we have to fly or boat to most all events so since airfares have not been climbing as fast as gas here we will probably still make our planned events in the L. 48 this year but driving or flying in Alaska might just stop for a while.  Auto gas is $4.25 in town and over $8.00 in remote sites.  100LL avgas was $6.10 last weekend so flying to the closest groups in Canada will $450.00-600.00 which is still cheaper than a ferry ticket and driving.  The weird travel math here is that we can fly to Pennsic near Pittsburgh, where we have a camp in storage, for the same or less than the closest ten outside groups to us.   

My plan is to shift my reenacting budget from gas to more gear and tools.  Hopefully with more toys I can play harder at the few events that I can attend. 

On a happier note, I can make a short flight to Whitehorse in the Yukon where they offer round trip non-stop flights to Europe for about $1,000.00. 
-Karl