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I made it to Seattle!  Only casualties so far is I lost my nice folding cane and a pair of cheap sunglasses.

Here's the rig ready to go through TSA Security for boarding after checking in my two FREE large suitcases since I am flying First Class on this trip.

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Quite a production getting through security and both boarding and debarking.  Not for Amateur Cripple Cart operators. lol.  I'll write more about it after I get back to the Last Great Frontier.  I also got some vids, but I will need to do some editing on some of them.  That will wait until I get back also.

K-Dog got me at the airport, and after some struggles we managed to fit the Cripple Cart and all the Gear into the Mercedes.  We had to bungee down the trunk though, couldn't close it with the Cripple Cart in it.

We had dinner at the Tatoosh Grill at the Casino.  K-Dog had the Prime Rib, well done.  Blecch.  I had Steak Carpaccio Salad and Clam Chowder.  Not enough steak in the salad but the clam chowder was good.

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I head over to the Stone Cutters in a few hours to check out the FINALLY finished SUN Monument/RE Tombstone.  Can't wait to see it finally DONE!

Much more coming soon to a laptop near you.

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--- Quote from: RE on July 19, 2019, 08:16:00 AM ---I made it to Seattle!  Only casualties so far is I lost my nice folding cane and a pair of cheap sunglasses.

Here's the rig ready to go through TSA Security for boarding after checking in my two FREE large suitcases since I am flying First Class on this trip.

DetailsCripple Cart AirportCripple Cart Airport
Quite a production getting through security and both boarding and debarking.  Not for Amateur Cripple Cart operators. lol.  I'll write more about it after I get back to the Last Great Frontier.  I also got some vids, but I will need to do some editing on some of them.  That will wait until I get back also.

K-Dog got me at the airport, and after some struggles we managed to fit the Cripple Cart and all the Gear into the Mercedes.  We had to bungee down the trunk though, couldn't close it with the Cripple Cart in it.

We had dinner at the Tatoosh Grill at the Casino.  K-Dog had the Prime Rib, well done.  Blecch.  I had Steak Carpaccio Salad and Clam Chowder.  Not enough steak in the salad but the clam chowder was good.

DetailsDinner K dog REDinner K dog RE
I head over to the Stone Cutters in a few hours to check out the FINALLY finished SUN Monument/RE Tombstone.  Can't wait to see it finally DONE!

Much more coming soon to a laptop near you.

RE

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Glad you landed safely.

I expect earth tremors on the left coast soon.

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Good Newz!  My beloved Folding Cane turned up!  Also the Cheap Sunglasses!  :icon_sunny:  I stuffed them in the Batt Bag for the plane ride and forgot I did that.

Awesome day today, great weather again and I finally got the long awaited look at the completed SUN☼ Monument/RE Tombstone.  2 years in the making, it is FANTASTIC! Everything I hoped for.  You will have to wait for the pics & vids on this until after I get back home.

Breaking even on the Slot Machines which I hate but have to use to earn my Comp Card for the day at this Casino, which has no Table Games.  Terrible odds on the slots.  If I can stay even on them I'll be happy with that.  Sunday I will go to the sister Casino down the road to play Blackjack and earn a Comp Card for their All-You-Can-Eat Lobster Buffet.  Tomorrow I am meeting up with K-Dog & George Mobus for dinner at the top Steakhouse in Seattle, the Metropolitan Grill.  I'm going to have their Prime Rib.

Here's a short vid I did on the plane and another at Sea-Tac Airport, unedited.

http://www.youtube.com/v/G-2vPiBSTi4

http://www.youtube.com/v/U1LDY9d5VeI
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Published on The Doomstead Diner July 21, 2019





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As regular Diners know, I'm currently down in Seattle-Tacoma working on Collapse Bizness.  I'm completing the SUN☼ Monument, to carry the SUN☼ message and rules for Sustainable Living on Planet Earth to future generations, as well as testing my small EV battery systems for post-SHTF Day resilience and utility.  Also had a dinner meeting with 2 fellow Kollapsniks, K-Dog of the Chasing the Squirrel blog and George Mobus of Question Everything.  We had the dinner last night at the Emerald Queen Casino buffet in Tacoma, where I am staying.  I got my dinner FREE (I met the 2 hour minimum time sitting at the slot machines to earn this perk), George & K-Dog hadda pay the $20.  Good deal for me, since I only lost $1 while spinning the digital wheel once every 5 minutes or so.  More about that in the videos.


So anyhow, not much time to write or even to do any video editing right now, but here are a couple of raw & unedited vids I did at the beginning and end of the day (one in the Header, the other below) for your enjoyment. 🙂



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Published on The Doomstead Diner July 22, 2019





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Today's project on the Collapse Biz Trip was to do the most rigorous testing to date of the newly powered Ewz (aka "Cripple Cart") carrying the Full Monte of batteries, both Lithium-Ion (L-I) and Sealed Lead-Acid (SLA) for a total of 20 Amp-Hours (AH) fully charged.  As the photo at left indicates, the Cripple Cart had its first live tests on the flight down to Seattle-Tacoma from Anchorage.  Those tests were to determine the feasibility for a Solo Cripple to haul all his (massive) amount of baggage to the airport, around the airport and to get it through TSA Security and on the plane.  Obviously, since I am now IN Tacoma, this test was successful.


In yesterday's testing, the objective was to see just how much distance I could travel around Tacoma on a single charge without mid-trip recharges.  The video above is the first installment of several segments I made on this trip.  It is raw video, unedited as of now since I don't really have time to do that until I return home to the Last Great Frontier.  I will be putting up further raw videos Inside the Diner until I get home to do a full article (or more likely, articles) covering the various facets of this Collapse Biz Trip.  These videos also can be found on the CollapseCafe.com Diner YouTube channel.


There will be further testing today, then I am scheduled to Jet Set back home on Tuesday, riding First Class 🙂 on Alaska Airlines.  Look Inside the Diner for the up-to-the minute Play-by-Play reports to follow the EV projects of the Doomstead Diner and the Sustaining Universal Needs Foundation (SUN4Living.com).

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