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by Nightmare Machine
Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: NO body armour for me
Replies: 62
Views: 4723

Re: NO body armour for me

Well, let's look at some US disasters. Hurricane Katrina......let's see, urban folk who bugged out, bugged out to other cities, NOT the woods (swamps). Rural people who fled a direct hit, left for family, in cities or rural communities, NOT the woods. NE power grid shutdown. People didn't flee, for ...
by Nightmare Machine
Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Do gas masks have a legitimate purpose in your preps?
Replies: 24
Views: 2857

Re: Do gas masks have a legitimate purpose in your preps?

I have no real use for them in my preps. IMO, they are great if you plan on facing a lot of tear gask and inhalant agents. Otherwise, most mil-grade shit is going to fuck you up without full MOPP gear. Perhaps someone a bit more knowledgeable can address this, but from what I've read, the filters ha...
by Nightmare Machine
Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: "Self Defense Tip: Don’t Use a Rifle"
Replies: 80
Views: 6096

Re: "Self Defense Tip: Don’t Use a Rifle"

Another fly in the ointment, monkey in the wrench, pain in the ass........ Typical buildings will have internal walls that anything work a fuck will penetrate. Unless you live in a stick house, you'll have a brick or cement block outer wall, and most apartments have brick or cement walls between apa...
by Nightmare Machine
Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: One Weapon, One Partner, One Theme Song
Replies: 603
Views: 54827

Re: One Weapon, One Partner, One Theme Song

Partner: Painkiller Jane -- Because fuck going through the 'Pocyclypse with another GUY. Weapon: M41A Pulse rifle -- Because it was the collest fucking thing in the known and unknown universes during my formative years. Music: Closer -- NiN --Because Painkiller Jane (most romantic song ever. Err.......
by Nightmare Machine
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Canteen Kit vs Modern kits
Replies: 35
Views: 5808

Re: Canteen Kit vs Modern kits

http://www.heavycoverinc.com/heavy-cover-us-gi-style-titanium-canteen-mess-kit-with-standard-tritan-plastic-cap/ https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/3SSilj2oqrYA4RmtJcXtOn34EP9IbMkE9ur2KYhvFvU=w702-h527-no Product Specifications: Titanium Canteen/Tritan Cap Capacity= 1.1 Liter (37 ounces) Titanium Ca...
by Nightmare Machine
Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Fighting Kit?!
Replies: 83
Views: 8458

Re: Fighting Kit?!

This is where my tendency to pack light and be cold at night ends. I never get to pick the engagement, so I'll strip out some comfort items and carry more ammo and food. I want to be well-fueled and well able to Not Die just because I have to shoot my way out of something I stumbled in to. Good poi...
by Nightmare Machine
Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Fighting Kit?!
Replies: 83
Views: 8458

Re: Fighting Kit?!

IMO to really look at these situations, you have to mostly study "the bad guys". Yeah, I know, just get over it. Two "good guy" teams I can think of to study is the Rhodesian Selous Scouts, and the Vietnam-era US RECONDO and MAT units (which operated in 4 man teams). The rest are going to be "bad gu...
by Nightmare Machine
Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Role of the pistol in a bugout???
Replies: 78
Views: 10413

Re: Role of the pistol in a bugout???

After the fall of the South African government into the Mandela regime, people would be targeted if they were carrying arms, specifically to get those arms from them. That's one example. When Rhodesia fell, it was much the same. When Argentine collapsed int eh early 2000s people could become targets...
by Nightmare Machine
Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: What to carry what to leave
Replies: 32
Views: 5413

Re: What to carry what to leave

Well, I have a hierarchy of guns I would carry. If at all possible, I'll take my flagship rifle and handgun. If I have to, I'll just take the handgun, for concealability reasons. Things I know I will not take (unless it's a truck-and-trailer bugout) is my shotguns. Too heavy and bulky for both guns ...
by Nightmare Machine
Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Role of the pistol in a bugout???
Replies: 78
Views: 10413

Re: Role of the pistol in a bugout???

It really depends on the stage we are at. The initial stage will most likely be an EROL (Extreme Rule Of Law). At this point, concealment rules. Everyone that even imagines they have some sort of authority will come down on you if you are visibly armed. Pistol rules. In the complete WROL (Without Ru...
by Nightmare Machine
Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Considering a Glock 30S
Replies: 10
Views: 1308

Re: Considering a Glock 30S

They are nice shooting and handling guns. I don't know if it's just me, but my 30S seems more accurate than my 21SF.

Keep in mind that while slimmer than the 30, it's still a fat little fucker.
by Nightmare Machine
Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What do you NOT need?
Replies: 22
Views: 2632

Re: What do you NOT need?

Unless your bug-out is only going to be in fair weather, you probably will NEED some shelter. This may be covered in the clothes you wear, it may not. For instance, you DO NOT want to sleep on the ground here. I don't care how cold it is, even with an air mattress, you will eventually heat the groun...
by Nightmare Machine
Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tourniquet at hand?
Replies: 22
Views: 1426

Re: Tourniquet at hand?

Really, there's all kinds of things that could require a tourniquet outside of combat injury. Injuries while camping using axes and the like have been mentioned. How about car accidents? Really anything to do with shattered glass (you're in a restaurant and some drunk asshole runs into the front and...
by Nightmare Machine
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: The love for crowbars...hate for sledgehammers/axes
Replies: 100
Views: 9125

Re: The love for crowbars...hate for sledgehammers/axes

If I had to guess the optimal level and angle to aim, it would be between a 30-45 degree angle (if measuring the grounds parallel as 0. And you would ideally aim for an inch or two above the zombies eye level. This in my opinion would give the best of all worlds, with the widest margin of error. Yo...
by Nightmare Machine
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What do you NOT need?
Replies: 22
Views: 2632

Re: What do you NOT need?

I try to evaluate things based on: 1.) Is it likely I will need something for [insert situation being prepared for]? If I don't have it and need it, will it likely kill me? If yes, then it goes, regardless of weight. And this works beyond "SHTF" stuff. Yes, crampons, pitons, rope, weight-bearing car...
by Nightmare Machine
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tourniquet at hand?
Replies: 22
Views: 1426

Re: Tourniquet at hand?

Yes, two of them.

One in the "TK Lite" on my rig, and one in the big TK on my pack.

Because shit happens, even when you don't think it will.
by Nightmare Machine
Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Blade thickness for a survival/SHTF knife
Replies: 25
Views: 3563

Re: Blade thickness for a survival/SHTF knife

Well, I don't record conversations, so you're out of luck.

Take it for what it's worth, which is exactly as much as anything else on the internet.
by Nightmare Machine
Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Blade thickness for a survival/SHTF knife
Replies: 25
Views: 3563

Re: Blade thickness for a survival/SHTF knife

He probably gets that from the fact that Moras are seen as exactly that in Sweden. They use them and then throw them away when they get dull and buy a new one because they are as cheap as dirt. They kind of laugh about how people outside of Sweden (especially Americans) go on about how great Moras a...
by Nightmare Machine
Wed May 14, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Why i don't see the point of batoning and it dangerous
Replies: 276
Views: 16704

Re: Why i don't see the point of batoning and it dangerous

Any reason not to just use a knife to whittle a wedge out of another piece of wood to split wood with? Or your hawk to do the same, thus turning a light, easy to transport tool into a much larger one. But to answer the question: Because that's not how the internet works. It has to be some either/or...
by Nightmare Machine
Tue May 13, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Why i don't see the point of batoning and it dangerous
Replies: 276
Views: 16704

Re: Why i don't see the point of batoning and it dangerous

Any reason not to just use a knife to whittle a wedge out of another piece of wood to split wood with? Or your hawk to do the same, thus turning a light, easy to transport tool into a much larger one. But to answer the question: Because that's not how the internet works. It has to be some either/or...
by Nightmare Machine
Tue May 13, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Why i don't see the point of batoning and it dangerous
Replies: 276
Views: 16704

Re: Why i don't see the point of batoning and it dangerous

Suppose its the ZPAW and someone stole your axe! And hatchet, and maul, and all your split fire wood while you were out hunting. Now you need kindling to start a fire in your forge before you can begin blacksmithing a new axe head. Good thing you know how to baton (split) wood with your knife. OR I...
by Nightmare Machine
Mon May 12, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Smartphone instead of a flashlight for EDC
Replies: 23
Views: 1218

Re: Smartphone instead of a flashlight for EDC

I'd have to throw in with the guys that don't think the cell phone lights are that great, and don't want to run down the batteries using it as such, so I carry both phone and light.
by Nightmare Machine
Fri May 09, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Why i don't see the point of batoning and it dangerous
Replies: 276
Views: 16704

Re: Why i don't see the point of batoning and it dangerous

2Hawks are cast 6150 steel. I don't remember if it is on his site, or an article where he (the original owner) was talking about his hawks. He went with cast so that he could make the heads the exact same weight for use as competition throwers. If you look on the side of the head you will see "Polar...
by Nightmare Machine
Fri May 09, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Why i don't see the point of batoning and it dangerous
Replies: 276
Views: 16704

Re: Why i don't see the point of batoning and it dangerous

And now, the rest of the story....... https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-rBFDT_ml9Io/TwHGvnNFkUI/AAAAAAAAFG4/oIDmRFbguIY/s720/041.jpg 2Hawks Voyager. Cast head. If you look at the section near the eye, you can see numerous small casting voids, several spots where corrosion had been going on, and a l...

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