Undertoad Monday May 19 03:20 PM
5/19/2003: Shipping container back-up
Griff Monday May 19 03:29 PM
I'd like to build a self contained apartment in a shipping container and travel the world... of course, I am a nut job.
xoxoxoBruce Monday May 19 04:24 PM
I'd like a nickel for everyone of those containers that's on the bottom of the ocean.
Uryoces Monday May 19 05:00 PM
Like this, Griff?
Griff Monday May 19 05:11 PM
Yep. I think I could do better though. Friend of yours?
Griff Monday May 19 05:16 PM
Oops, just went to the next page. He has been thinking about this.
Uryoces Monday May 19 05:29 PM
No, just did a quick Google and found it. Someone had passed through our Kinko's with many cool plans for storage container housing. I'm a single guy with no bills; and a setup like this guy had would definetly keep it that way.
Griff Monday May 19 05:58 PM
The single part or the bills part?
Tobiasly Monday May 19 06:32 PM
Sorry, but the Army has both of you beaten. They've been housing people in shipping containers for a long time. Look closely again at the "walls" behind my living area in this picture. These particular shipping containers housed some of the higher-ranking Czechoslovakian chemical recon unit that shared a warehouse with us. Yes, living space was pretty tight at Camp Doha.
Uryoces Monday May 19 06:43 PM
bjlhct Monday May 19 09:30 PM
Living in one
Or maybe like this Griff?
Scred Monday May 19 10:05 PM
Re: Living in one
or maybe like this Griff?
bjlhct Monday May 19 11:04 PM
Wow, Camp Doha!
Whit Monday May 19 11:29 PM
12 responses and not one Raider of the Lost Ark reference?!? What the hell is wrong with you people?
Tobiasly Monday May 19 11:35 PM
The 2nd Pvt. Murphy strip is prolly the closest. <I>Light</I> infantry my ass!
bjlhct Tuesday May 20 01:27 AM
Heh, just point and shoot, anyone can do it, right?
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday May 20 05:46 AM
Or eliminate the warrior. OK, I spelled unmanned wrong,:p
elSicomoro Tuesday May 20 10:37 PM
Has anyone ever seen the video for MC 900 Ft. Jesus's "If I Only Had a Brain"? Griff and that other guy are just ramping it up to another level.
Tobiasly Wednesday May 21 02:11 AM
The inability of the army to get good, reliable electronic equipment down to the squad and team level never ceases to amaze me. In this day and age, I can't understand why we're still using those godawful 126 radios with about a 1-km range in the field, buggy handmike, etc. Everyone just goes to Radio Shack or Wal Mart and buys a Motorola FRS radio instead. It's ridiculous. I won't even start in on the 20-year old MILES system (the "laser tag" gear we use in training).
mitheral Wednesday May 21 10:43 AM
One of the big advantages of containers is the realised massive reduction in shrinkage. The actual goods in a container are only handled by interested parties (the manufacturer and the buyer). All the shipping employees along the way only touch the container, an amazingly hard object to smuggle out in your lunch box.
bjlhct Thursday May 22 12:36 AM
Been playing Trogdor again Bruce?
bjlhct Thursday May 22 01:54 AM
A lot of people don't realize the enormous infrastructure that exists for "everyday things." You're groceries have probably been in a truck for a couple thousand miles, your oil comes from halfway across the globe, etc. The fact that it holds together as well as it does is a testament to all the planning that gets done for these things. The shipping container is one of the glues that hold an industrial, globalizing society together.
warch Thursday May 22 04:42 PM
xoxoxoBruce Thursday May 22 05:21 PM