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Old June 15th, 2007, 09:41 PM
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How cool is this?

http://www.gibbstech.co.uk/humdinga.php
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Old June 15th, 2007, 10:40 PM
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does it come with beer holders and fishing poles?

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Old June 15th, 2007, 10:47 PM
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I spent a few minutes trying to find a pc way to say this, but I couldn't come up with anything, so here it goes. THAT IS THE F'N SHI#$@#$@!!!!

I was the sector commander for the outer banks during Hurricane Ophelia in 05, and I had a SWR (swift water rescue) team attached to my guard unit. They came with a rescue boat on a trailer, pulled by a ford/chevy/dodge something petrol pickup as the tow rig. The biggest problem we had while the storm was approaching in our planning was that damn team. we had military 5 ton trucks, hummvees and HEMMTT (the big ass 8 wheel monsters) that were all capable of deep water fording, and we were anticipating most of the coast would get flooded based on the flood model maps shown to me by the sector FEMA chief. wherever we planned to travel, we would have to take the SWR team, and their stupid police pickup truck screwed every plan we came up with because it could only ford about 12 inches. If the emergency operations center dispatched us to conduct a rescue somewhere, we would have to drive our vehicle in convoy, and if we came to a flooded part of the road, we would at that point have to leave the SWR truck right there, unhook the boat, lift it up onto the big 8 wheeled truck bed, and ford onward to the rescue point, then hoist the boat down, and let the team do there thing. that would leave emergency vehicles abandoned all over the hurricane impact zone. and of course, we would have to break the convoy after the rescue, so that some vehicles could take the victims to shelter, others go onto the next call,and remainder escort the SWR team back to their sorry ass truck. (hope you all don't ever get stuck in a flood; it's going to be awhile before help arrives).


My point of this long anecdote is that I just told my leadership in the guard to pass this along to HQ and NC FEMA, as the state should get a few of these for search and rescue.
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Old June 15th, 2007, 11:07 PM
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I spent a few minutes trying to find a pc way to say this, but I couldn't come up with anything, so here it goes. THAT IS THE F'N SHI#$@#$@!!!!

I was the sector commander for the outer banks during Hurricane Ophelia in 05, and I had a SWR (swift water rescue) team attached to my guard unit. They came with a rescue boat on a trailer, pulled by a ford/chevy/dodge something petrol pickup as the tow rig. The biggest problem we had while the storm was approaching in our planning was that damn team. we had military 5 ton trucks, hummvees and HEMMTT (the big ass 8 wheel monsters) that were all capable of deep water fording, and we were anticipating most of the coast would get flooded based on the flood model maps shown to me by the sector FEMA chief. wherever we planned to travel, we would have to take the SWR team, and their stupid police pickup truck screwed every plan we came up with because it could only ford about 12 inches. If the emergency operations center dispatched us to conduct a rescue somewhere, we would have to drive our vehicle in convoy, and if we came to a flooded part of the road, we would at that point have to leave the SWR truck right there, unhook the boat, lift it up onto the big 8 wheeled truck bed, and ford onward to the rescue point, then hoist the boat down, and let the team do there thing. that would leave emergency vehicles abandoned all over the hurricane impact zone. and of course, we would have to break the convoy after the rescue, so that some vehicles could take the victims to shelter, others go onto the next call,and remainder escort the SWR team back to their sorry ass truck. (hope you all don't ever get stuck in a flood; it's going to be awhile before help arrives).


My point of this long anecdote is that I just told my leadership in the guard to pass this along to HQ and NC FEMA, as the state should get a few of these for search and rescue.
That would be a good use for them. If they decide to go with them, you gotta arrange a ride.

I was showing a buddy, who commented can your truck do that. After replying that it leaks too much, started thinking how cool it would be to convert a D-90 into a amphicar. Then I found this: http://www.eastcoastrover.com/Amphicar.html I guess there isn't much these guys don't dabble into and I wonder if they've ever considered converting a Defender.
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