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by CK14
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Sleeping pad for dogs
Replies: 26
Views: 1748

Re: Sleeping pad for dogs

Love the discussion, thanks for the help. Anianna, that page was fun. I'm going to go with the folding pad and a lightweight fleece blanket. I can strap the pad onto my pack and the mutt can pack the blanket along with her food and other items in her pack. She's starting to show signs of a little do...
by CK14
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Sleeping pad for dogs
Replies: 26
Views: 1748

Re: Sleeping pad for dogs

Thanks too for reminding me that it is about time to add another canine to my life. For sure. I keep think we should add one more but I've got 3 other human little ones and I'm tired of cleaning up poo. teotwawki, I saw the folding pad and think its the winner, I'll just add a light weight blanket ...
by CK14
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Sleeping pad for dogs
Replies: 26
Views: 1748

Re: Sleeping pad for dogs

Cruise the thrift stores and try to find a sleeping bag or a child's sleeping bag. Cut it down and sew it up much shorter. I have found if you set it up similar to a kennel with a couple of tent poles they will tend to stay in it much more like their kennels and also keep them much warmer. It's lig...
by CK14
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Sleeping pad for dogs
Replies: 26
Views: 1748

Re: Sleeping pad for dogs

reppans wrote:Not sure what your budget is, but I use a:

NobleCamper, and Self inflating sit pad.

and the dog has his own saddlebags.
I came across that and about chocked when I saw the price. That's Boulder for you. I really liked the idea though.
by CK14
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Sleeping pad for dogs
Replies: 26
Views: 1748

Sleeping pad for dogs

This summer I'm going to do quite a bit of backpacking and I plan to take my dog along. I will be using a hammock at night but I'm wondering what to do with the dog. I live at 8600 feet and our hikes go up to 12-13000 but not sleeping that high. Nights will be chilly and I don't know what to do for ...
by CK14
Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: To everyone working tonight and tomorrow in EMS.......
Replies: 14
Views: 1787

Re: To everyone working tonight and tomorrow in EMS.......

Coming from a Deputy Sheriff, I love and appreciate my EMT's. God bless you all and be safe.
by CK14
Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Mossberg 702 plinkster vs Sears Model 2C
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Mossberg 702 plinkster vs Sears Model 2C

I've a Plinkster for about 10 years now and I have to say it has been good to me. I have put the cheapest, dirtiest .22 ammo through it and it has been on par with any other .22 semi-auto I have used reliability wise. For the money you can't go wrong. I have also painted the stock several times to e...
by CK14
Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Looking for wilderness first aid and other training
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Looking for wilderness first aid and other training

I second NOLS. This past January I took the Wilderness First Responder course and it was well worth the time. I'm not sure what it cost since I took it as training for work but It was great. I went in with just standard Red Cross First-aid training, and was easily able to keep up with the course. We...
by CK14
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 104734

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

I shared that EOTech article with my Sheriff and Undersheriff and we are going to be phasing out our EOTechs. I like them but I had issues with mine last winter. I live at 8600 ft and our county mostly goes uphill from there and it gets colder than a witches teat up here. At one point my EOTech was ...
by CK14
Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Vehicle holsters?
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: Vehicle holsters?

In that case, if under the steering wheel is the best option then go with that. Perhaps you can fashion a holster mounted to the "hump". Do a quick google image search for ideas, that's where I started.
by CK14
Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Vehicle holsters?
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: Vehicle holsters?

This is for my patrol vehicle so YMMV. I have no experience with under the steering wheel holsters but I had given it a lot of thought. I moved away from it because I felt the draw would be awkward and obstructed too much, especially under stress. I have also tried a holster attached to the right si...
by CK14
Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: AR-10's, what to avoid?
Replies: 35
Views: 3091

Re: AR-10's, what to avoid?

One of my buddies has an Armalite AR-10 16" tactical model. I have shot it a little bit and it is accurate and shoots so soft,really feels like a 5.56! It is heavy, but what do you expect. He loves it, I'm jealous. Last April I was tempted by Windam but the deeper I looked the more doubt I had. I st...
by CK14
Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Odd Preps: The things you can't live without
Replies: 75
Views: 8214

Re: Odd Preps: The things you can't live without

I often try to think of places I can stash more TP. Like, do we really need this whole closet for clothes? Or, does this kid really need his own room? He can share with his two sisters, right?

And toe/finger nail clippers without a doubt.
by CK14
Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hostage Crisis in Mali
Replies: 18
Views: 1353

Re: Hostage Crisis in Mali

No, they can't even get along with "each other". It goes back to the days of Issac and Ishmael but that is a long, windy road. Just last week I did an active shooter/ Lock down training for the local elementary school and I talked a little about tactics and why we don't wait for SWAT like we did bac...
by CK14
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Blessed weapons- guns only or ammunition too?
Replies: 31
Views: 7569

Re: Blessed weapons- guns only or ammunition too?

Its always interesting to see what emerges from the ZS basement.
by CK14
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: My fitness path
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

Re: My fitness path

Good on ya! Keep it up! :clap: A few years ago I was up close to 200lbs. and I was terribly out of shape. I'm not a big guy and never have been. I looked at my kids and knew I had to do better so I can be around for them and show them the world. I think the toughest part of getting and keeping in sh...
by CK14
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the land of the Zombies, California.....
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Hello from the land of the Zombies, California.....

Welcome, I defected from California 5 years ago. Lots of good stuff to check out around here.
by CK14
Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: looking for good custom holsters for Sig P229
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: looking for good custom holsters for Sig P229

Recently bought from Lobo Gun Leather. He's got a lot of different styles and his prices are reasonable. I heard he was retiring but not sure when that is effective. Good quality leather for a very fair price ($70 shipped).
by CK14
Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: CipherNameRaven's spantanious AT Solo trip
Replies: 19
Views: 1264

Re: CipherNameRaven's spantanious AT Solo trip

Thanks for posting, makes me want to take a hike, a long one. There are so many amazing places to escape around where I live I should be taking advantage more often. Thanks for you inspiration, its way too cold an snowy now but come late spring I'm going to do a solo overnight (solo means me and the...
by CK14
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Newbie questions about iwb vs owb, training and else
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: Newbie questions about iwb vs owb, training and else

IWB is the best way to conceal, but you have to decide if you can live with the slight discomfort for a while until you get used to it. I have owned several iwb holsters and they are all terribly uncomfortable EXCEPT for the Crossbreed. It is made of Kydex and leather so it will not flatten when the...
by CK14
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Handgun Condition while concealed
Replies: 37
Views: 2336

Re: Handgun Condition while concealed

Agreed, it all comes down to preference and what you're comfortable with. In my terminology a gun is not loaded unless there is a round in the chamber (semantics debate begin!). In my humble opinion, if you're going to carry a gun (professionally or CCW) you should carry it in a condition that is re...
by CK14
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy from Nor Cal
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Howdy from Nor Cal

Welcome from a former Northern Californian.
by CK14
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Companions find it.(Humor)
Replies: 12
Views: 1246

Re: Companions find it.(Humor)

I listen to the dog... quote: When asked by Simpson why the gatekeeper at the gate to Hades wouldn't let him bring Rip inside with him, the angel explains that the reason Rip was not allowed in was because the dog would have been able to smell the brimstone and alert Simpson that something was wron...
by CK14
Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Returning from a long hiatus.
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Returning from a long hiatus.

Howdy y'all. I'm returning after about 4 years away, formerly El Bandito. Several moves and 3 kids, plus a career change or 2. The prepper bug continues to bite although I have a different mindset now. Focused more on sustainable living and preparedness not just things that go bang. I grew up in a b...

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