No Show Today

We had a minor problem during our vacation!  Transmission went flop about 3 miles from the BOL and 3 miles from the main road.  AAA to the rescue but it happened on the 4th, everything was closed as far as repair or rental.  Just got the truck repaired and will be heading back tomorrow.  I should still be able to upload a show on the way back tomorrow thanks to those wonderful hot spots at Starbucks (where this post is being made from).

We even shot a cool little video of us being stranded!  That should be on the YouTube channel some time tonight!

13 Responses to No Show Today

  1. Martin McFly

    Bummer to hear about your vehicle challenges. This does make a good catalyst to do a show on vehicle preparedness / maintenance / etc. 🙂

  2. I heard you were actually at the MJ funeral here in California. *rolls eyes* Yeah, yeah. Breakdown. Suuuuuurrree.

  3. TOWcritter

    I didn’t know that a mule train had a transmission…I thought it was direct drive….
    Is good show material though.

  4. Hey maybe you should do a show on survival mechanics. This is an important skill to have to make your parts and do repairs. Also make fuels that will work with your engine. Many people have no idea that car engines were initially designed to work on corn fuel before gasoline.

  5. If you do another show on vehicle preparedness you should mention the value of AAA, it’s sure saved my butt a few times.

    Cars always seem to tank at the worst possible time!

  6. Stuff happens! Should give you some good material for a show on vehicle preparedness! Take it easy.

  7. texasmufflerman

    I have been jonesing for another episode all weekend. I guess I can hold out for another day.

  8. ElyasWolff

    Wow that’s crazy timing.
    Right now I am building a vehicle SHTF kit. Spare parts, bare bones tool kit, tow straps, tri-fold shovel (Would killed for that last winter. Had to dig my buddy’s Ridgeline out of the snow with the lid off an ammo can) and survival items.

    Short story everything will be packed in one of those Rubbermaid “Action Packer” locking bins to be switched between vehicles (or chucked in your buddy’s truck when you head up the mountain for a shooting day). And if all else fails I have boots and the GHB 😀

    I will make a forum post when done.

    P.S. What exactly happened to your tranny? You and I both were mechanics so I am curious. (Man I miss those nice paychecks. Hard to believe it has been almost a year that I have been living off half my old income and have been slowly paying off my debt!)

  9. Dan Hunter

    Might be a good ideal if possible to have a backup car in a garage or shed at a BOL.Or a RV.

  10. Too bad the bush mechanics were not around.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-tsKPlDn7U

    a couple of rocks and a log and you would have been back on the road Jack!

  11. Sure have missed your podcasts. I have to listen to your podcast with my Coffee every morning and it hasen”t been the same. Can’t wait till tomorrow! Welcome back Jack

  12. I wondered what had happened, too. Glad that you’re all OK! Look forward to the next show!

  13. Another good reason why I need a truck BOB. I got the bag and it’s sitting on the floor empty (sigh) but I do have a gallon of drinking water in the truck.