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#21 Ares

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 02:37 PM

Wheel guns are nice. I would pick one without an exposed hammer for carry. It would be my 3rd choice though. I've never had any issues cycling with either of my pistols. The glock has ran through 1500 so far. I have another glock full size that has seen 4500 rounds. Zero issues :)

I can't do open carry. It is legal here but it isn't for me. I don't want anyone to know what I have. I am trying to blend in and look like a nobody. I can understand if I was a Leo or if I was actively hunting.
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Posted 22 October 2014 - 03:39 PM

I hear ya, it's all about what your comfortable with. I am just a fan of revolvers. My other gun of choice for walking in the woods is a Rugger 44mag Black Hawk. It's a great weapon, I love the crisp precision of a single action revolver, but its just so damn heavy. But again I like it for the stopping power (300 grain JHP's) just in case I meet an angry moose or bear while I'm out gallivanting in the woods.

It is completely impractical for every day carry as a personal defense weapon though.
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Posted 22 October 2014 - 08:51 PM

Gremlins pocket dump. In my hood every day is a struggle and when you hear the car pullin in the driveway you best be ready to bug out.

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 10:33 PM

Gremlins pocket dump. In my hood every day is a struggle and when you hear the car pullin in the driveway you best be ready to bug out.


LOL, Brother, you are one twisted dude!

I'm glad I know ya and call you friend.
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Posted 22 October 2014 - 11:28 PM

Gremlins pocket dump. In my hood every day is a struggle and when you hear the car pullin in the driveway you best be ready to bug out.

 

Shit mang where is your Adidas track suit?

 

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 09:27 AM

That lives in the trunk of the car with a few other various items.

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:04 AM

Good show Gremlin!   It is nice to see someone prepared to clean up after themselves, and not leave a mess.


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:14 AM

LOL, I think that's the "Your Not Going Home Again" kit if I'm not mistaken.


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Posted 29 October 2014 - 12:53 PM

Gremlins pocket dump. In my hood every day is a struggle and when you hear the car pullin in the driveway you best be ready to bug out.

 

:laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:  hahahaha the sex pillow made me spit coffee hahaha

 

I've had a bit of a survivalist mindset since i was a kid and watched too many war movies and westerns with my dad. Since i was 5 years old, i've always tried to sit in a corner looking out... in case of a shoot out, my back is to the wall! That morphed into a preoccupation with preparing for the zombie apocalypse in recent years. In the back of my mind, i am always looking around for a quick escape route or a defensible, barracadable position. 

 

It's always been my opinion that knowledge is vastly superior to things. It's great to be prepared with survival things in a bag, but anything could happen and you could lose all that stuff in the blink of an eye. Better to depend on your knowledge and be able to make or find what you need. That being said, when the shit hits the fan i'd want at the very least to have a sharp knife, some rope and a lighter on me.


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Posted 29 October 2014 - 01:29 PM

It's always been my opinion that knowledge is vastly superior to things. It's great to be prepared with survival things in a bag, but anything could happen and you could lose all that stuff in the blink of an eye. Better to depend on your knowledge and be able to make or find what you need. That being said, when the shit hits the fan i'd want at the very least to have a sharp knife, some rope and a lighter on me.


Bev brings up a good point, its hard to prepare for every possible scenario, and knowledge is something you can take with you everywhere.

It amazes me how many folks can’t tie a decent knot, or have no real idea what it takes to start a fire anywhere but in the end of their pipe.
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Posted 01 November 2014 - 10:35 PM

 

Gremlins pocket dump. In my hood every day is a struggle and when you hear the car pullin in the driveway you best be ready to bug out.

 

:laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:  hahahaha the sex pillow made me spit coffee hahaha

 

I've had a bit of a survivalist mindset since i was a kid and watched too many war movies and westerns with my dad. Since i was 5 years old, i've always tried to sit in a corner looking out... in case of a shoot out, my back is to the wall! That morphed into a preoccupation with preparing for the zombie apocalypse in recent years. In the back of my mind, i am always looking around for a quick escape route or a defensible, barracadable position. 

 

It's always been my opinion that knowledge is vastly superior to things. It's great to be prepared with survival things in a bag, but anything could happen and you could lose all that stuff in the blink of an eye. Better to depend on your knowledge and be able to make or find what you need. That being said, when the shit hits the fan i'd want at the very least to have a sharp knife, some rope and a lighter on me.

 

 

 

 

It's always been my opinion that knowledge is vastly superior to things. It's great to be prepared with survival things in a bag, but anything could happen and you could lose all that stuff in the blink of an eye. Better to depend on your knowledge and be able to make or find what you need. That being said, when the shit hits the fan i'd want at the very least to have a sharp knife, some rope and a lighter on me.


Bev brings up a good point, its hard to prepare for every possible scenario, and knowledge is something you can take with you everywhere.

It amazes me how many folks can’t tie a decent knot, or have no real idea what it takes to start a fire anywhere but in the end of their pipe.

 

 

Youtube is full of videos on many subjects if you need more knowledge :)



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Posted 01 November 2014 - 11:45 PM

I agree, and I'm not trying to say that being prepared is not a good idea, for surely it is. We all would like the odds stacked in our favor in a bad situation.

I was merely trying to say that no amount of personal equipment will do you much good if you don't know how to use it to your advantage. And that by acquiring some simple basic skills you can improve your ability to deal with most situations with improvised equipment.
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Posted 23 August 2019 - 12:40 AM

So how many of you can make a fire in the woods with only a piece of steel to strike a spark.

 

I can do it in perfect conditions, but my alaskan neighbor (he lives about 40 min from here)  has made it almost a reflex action.

 

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 11:20 AM

I can make a fire without any steel or tools (or glass lenses, or pieces of ice formed into a lens) with sticks and some improvised cordage but it would take me all damn day since that's how long it took last time, lol. If I have a good, strong knife it only takes a couple of hours (starting from a solid chunk of wood).

 

I've seen people make fire from scratch in mere minutes, but they used a hand drill which is much easier to make than the bow drill I'd be making. But a bow drill is MUCH easier to make the actual fire with once you've made the apparatus.

 

But IMO the easiest, fastest way to make a fire with just wood and friction is a bamboo fire saw, which only takes a piece of dry bamboo and something to split it with and carve a notch into it (a sharp rock works). This is obviously only an option where there's bamboo to be had, but it's a good one to know.


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 11:23 AM

I can do it with a bow drill...

 

I am extremely adept at starting a fire with a lighter and some gasoline...!!

 

Juthro... I adore that your "neighbors" are 40 minutes away!! You must have the life!! I think my place is remote but you are out on the frontier my friend!


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Posted 24 February 2020 - 05:08 PM

Here is the coolest thing I've seen in quite a while, as far as emergency shelter type gear is concerned.

 

The SHIFTPOD

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A very cool wind test off the SHIFTPOD

What I think is an incredible deal for a family combo survival kit.  

 

With an additional tunnel/vestibule kit other units can be attached, like seperate rooms.  The largest unit they offer is over a 120 square feet, with a 6' wide door large enough to wheel a gurney through,  plus five separate exits, all of which can be attached to other SHIFTPODS via tunnels/vestibule kits.   You could have five private rooms off of one main hub if you wanted to.

 

My understanding is that these tents evolved from a popup ice fishing shelter.

 


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Posted 26 April 2020 - 07:22 AM

Juthro  I think that tent is a little big for bugging out.  

 

What I been thinking on is if I have to bug out I would need to keep a low profile.   I got a Big Agnes tent about 3 lbs.  But what I need is an all season tent.  I had bought an all season tarp/tent that used my hiking poles which was ok.   

 

On another note with keeping a low profile,  I been studying the Dakota fire pit which when done right is suppose to help with smoke.  

 

Anyways this is one of my favorite topics. 


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Posted 26 April 2020 - 11:39 AM

Juthro  I think that tent is a little big for bugging out.  

 

What I been thinking on is if I have to bug out I would need to keep a low profile.   I got a Big Agnes tent about 3 lbs.  But what I need is an all season tent.  I had bought an all season tarp/tent that used my hiking poles which was ok.   

 

On another note with keeping a low profile,  I been studying the Dakota fire pit which when done right is suppose to help with smoke.  

 

Anyways this is one of my favorite topics. 

 

I agree Unc, I also think the SHIFTPOD is not a good bug out tool, it's to big, and heavy.   I think it is more useful for setting up intermediate to long term shelter , especially for small groups.  They (the PODS) are also very popular at festivals like burning man, due to they solar reflective properties, not really a great feature for where I live, but I still think they are cool :)

P.S. Its good to see you back around Uncle G, I have wondered how you were out there.


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