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I just read somewhere the other day that we lost 10% over the last 40 years of the little wilderness remaining in the world. I'm not sure how that was measured, but it's only a matter of time before it's all gone (highways and parking lots). What do you think, 100 years? Enjoy what you can I guess, while there's time.You got it Ahab, reminds me of the Eastern Sierras. There is so much wilderness, there's still places no man has set foot.
If at all possible, don't get yourself in a jam to begin with... Deuces are a little big for extreme rock crawling.
That said; I know accidents DO happen and people do dumb things, sometimes on a fairly regular basis.
For anything as big as a deuce, 4"dia. (3" if you're doing the double rollbar style) schedule 80 .250 wall is minimum. And that stuff will require a big hydraulic bender.
An alternative would be the weld-it preformed radiuses and a GOOD welder who knows what he's doing. You'll still want to gusset the corners and cross-brace it where needed. All should connect to the frame; attaching it to the cab floor is a big NO-NO.
Another thing to consider is the use, at least overhead, of 1/4" wire or bigger 2" to 3" opening steel mesh screen to cut down on the possibility of a smaller boulder or downed tree limb coming through the openings between the roll-bar tubes and hurting you as you cart-wheel down the hillside.
For a material strength test; lay a couple of long pieces of the pipe you've chosen on blocks and drive your rig up on them. Next, lay on the ground under the pipe--
Feel safe? When you get pipe big enough to feel comfy laying under, that's the size to use.
This may all sound kinda tongue-in-cheek but you won't find it funny when you're looking at the ground where the sky should be.
Your rig looks seriously awesome, The King Machine; real fine!
I was sort of figuring that.I see lots of deer and the odd Black bear, then you will see moose as you go further North.
Often I find tracks for mountain lions and the wolves howl during the night.
Mostly they stay away because my campsites usually sound like the Battle for the Bulge on any given day.
Grizzly bear Is always a concern you will start to see around the same time you see the moose.
I chambered the M14 right away
That is why you:My buddy's "medicine" for bear is a .44 Magnum. But he told me that it's really all show, just for his clients, to make them feel secure.
Because from what he told me unless you can place the shot right into their eyeball, you're pretty much gone. Because their skull is so thick that all that round is going to do is make them mad.
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