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by Peregrinator
Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Learning to shoot against hand and eye dominance
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

Re: Learning to shoot against hand and eye dominance

I've had to answer this exact question often. The truth is, after a little practice, most people shoot equally well, and often BETTER, with their non-dominant hand/eye. The added focus and concentration required, in my opinion, often reinforces good shooting practices. In my experience, barring phys...
by Peregrinator
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Foraging in Midwestern NA - The Roots
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Foraging in Midwestern NA - The Roots

Yeah, "Midwestern is used to mean different things, but there is actually an "official" definition.
I'll get a "nuts" thread started here soon. Thanks for the interest.
by Peregrinator
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What is Your Life Worth?
Replies: 19
Views: 1245

Re: What is Your Life Worth?

People are weird. The most valuable item mentioned above....is the Bic. I live off grid...in the very dark middle of nowhere. No item gets more day to day use than the bic. PS. I save my empty ones for future generations. - Spark...A mason jar of OLD gas I would never think of putting though an eng...
by Peregrinator
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: My Perfect Tinder
Replies: 10
Views: 1133

Re: My Perfect Tinder

Woods Walker wrote:Sometimes we ignore our most important gear item till something gives out.
Truth. Well said.
by Peregrinator
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ultralight Water Purifier by GRAYL
Replies: 20
Views: 2126

Re: Ultralight Water Purifier by GRAYL

and charcoal isn't rocket science, you can make it in your backyard. Um... actually there is a difference between charcoal made in your back yard and activated charcoal used in filters. I have found no simple method of DIYing activated charcoal either. Chemicals and very high heat are required to m...
by Peregrinator
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: There are No Rules in a Gunfight
Replies: 33
Views: 3708

Re: There are No Rules in a Gunfight

Asymetryczna wrote:
Peregrinator wrote: Rambo's don't live long outside the movies.
This may be true. Still, one can honor their courage and sacrifice.
Yeah, I do. Sometimes memorial day make my throat all tight, my eyes get red, and my nose starts to run, probably just allergies, right?
All gave some, some gave all.
by Peregrinator
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What is Your Life Worth?
Replies: 19
Views: 1245

Re: What is Your Life Worth?

Much wisdom in that post Wind Walker. I am in complete agreement with your gear comments. Mora's are cheap and they're good knives. I own several, which I keep in my various gear bags. Not my primary knives anymore, but they'll do the job. Bic lighters, ultralight and hard to beat. Like you've said ...
by Peregrinator
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Packable Tinder
Replies: 14
Views: 1477

Re: Packable Tinder

Great post, Woods Walker. As weight is often a concern, and we should all be evaluating multiple uses for our gear, using some of the FAK suppies for fire making just makes sense. These items often have an expiration date, so it makes sense to rotate your stock in your first aid kit. Using it for fi...
by Peregrinator
Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: There are No Rules in a Gunfight
Replies: 33
Views: 3708

Re: There are No Rules in a Gunfight

2.) that you can shoot accurately just wondering what you consider accurate enough to carry to be. I generally use the if I can keep the rounds on a standard sheet of paper at 25 yards. (due to the limits of the range I use, that is the shortest distance I can shoot. I am aware that it isn't a real...
by Peregrinator
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Top U.S. Army Marksman Explains Why Gun Nuts Shoot Better
Replies: 2
Views: 1604

Re: Top U.S. Army Marksman Explains Why Gun Nuts Shoot Bette

Some very good, advice, here. Not new info, if you have been involved in competitive shooting, but there are many shooters that learned in the military or as civilians in gov't agencies, who don't received updated training. The popularity of parallax free "dot", collimator, and reflex sights with ze...
by Peregrinator
Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: My Perfect Tinder
Replies: 10
Views: 1133

Re: My Perfect Tinder

I do hate the way PJ and cotton balls stick to my fingers in sub zero conditions. Everything has a downside but never found it overly messy. The woods can be a messy place after a few days so maybe it's an issue of perspective. Messy to make in the home for sure. Heck I rather like the dirt. A man ...
by Peregrinator
Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: There are No Rules in a Gunfight
Replies: 33
Views: 3708

There are No Rules in a Gunfight

Well, there is actually one golden rule: Have a gun. To be honest, the best way to survive a gunfight is to be absent, but Murphy doesn't always let you plan that well. Both SWMBO and I have CCW permits and carry small handguns in major calibers. She carries a Kahr PM9 and I carry a Kahr PM45, both ...
by Peregrinator
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: WMBO Cold and Windy!
Replies: 16
Views: 939

Re: WMBO Cold and Windy!

Great post! You're certainly not the only one suffering due to poor pack ventilation design. Personally, I think this is a major design flaw, in a modern pack, but it sounds like you are sacrificing poor ventilation for excellent comfort. Obviously that's a trade-off which is purely a personal prefe...
by Peregrinator
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What is Your Life Worth?
Replies: 19
Views: 1245

Re: What is Your Life Worth?

My son can use my bag I like the way you think. Sometimes I think even farther out. Of the "stuff' accumulated, which will have any value (or use) to your grandchild? The Mac + I purchased in 1987 had an entire 1 MB of memory. Already, young people see it as an abacus. Thanks, "purchasing for poste...
by Peregrinator
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: My Perfect Tinder
Replies: 10
Views: 1133

Re: My Perfect Tinder

While it's a simple matter to forage tinder in most settings, and not much more difficult to create a friction fire, Depends on the situation and location IMHO. I can often find yellow or white birch bark which is a great natural tinder but friction fire is never guaranteed and I have done a bunch ...
by Peregrinator
Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: My Perfect Tinder
Replies: 10
Views: 1133

Re: My Perfect Tinder

Wait, this isn't about the dating app....... swipe left....... Grow up son, the world doesn't revolve around your little dick. This was a serious thread. Hi there, welcome to the forum!! Make sure to swing by the intro section and introduce yourself!!! Thanks for the post, I really enjoyed it. It i...
by Peregrinator
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What is Your Life Worth?
Replies: 19
Views: 1245

Re: What is Your Life Worth?

Buy once, cry once. And when it is really important, heck, even the tears dry up quick. I too HATE wasting money, and can guarantee I have wasted a lot of it trying to just "get by" with a cheap (not the same as less expensive) option. I am not a gear snob by any stretch of the imagination, and wil...
by Peregrinator
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Cleaning a blood caked gun
Replies: 31
Views: 2614

Re: Cleaning a blood caked gun

The blood may cause some cosmetic damage after this long, but won't affect the function. Clean it thoroughly with hot soapy water, rinse, dry, then lube and return to service. Walking around, drunk, at 4:00 am with headphones blaring is a "Darwin maneuver". Shooting himself just proves the point. Ho...
by Peregrinator
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: My Perfect Tinder
Replies: 10
Views: 1133

Re: My Perfect Tinder

JeeperCreeper wrote:Wait, this isn't about the dating app....... swipe left.......
Grow up son, the world doesn't revolve around your little dick. This was a serious thread.
by Peregrinator
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Packable Tinder
Replies: 14
Views: 1477

Re: Packable Tinder

I've looked around and not finding exactly what I have in mind so here I am. Maybe we could create a sticky for those of us who don't bushcraft much or none at all to use as a resource. Me for example, I currently take Wetfire and vaseline soaked cotton balls in my fire kit. I would like a few othe...
by Peregrinator
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What is Your Life Worth?
Replies: 19
Views: 1245

What is Your Life Worth?

I purchased a Maxpedition (ouch, pricey!)bag for myself, for my hiking trips and used it, hard, for several years before Wifey expressed a desire for a similar bag, so I purchased her a (what appeared to be) nearly identical UTG bag for 1/4 the cost. Two years later the UTG bag blew a seam and had r...
by Peregrinator
Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ultralight Water Purifier by GRAYL
Replies: 20
Views: 2126

Re: Ultralight Water Purifier by GRAYL

I think the technology is sound, but the limitations are severe. Pricing is outrageous for the rated volume filtered, and that incredibly limited lifetime is the Achilles heal. This isn't a doomsday scenario product. Physical filters are slow, but can be cleaned, and charcoal isn't rocket science, y...
by Peregrinator
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Foraging in Midwestern NA - The Roots
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Foraging in Midwestern NA - The Roots

Every time I think about how long it's been, I think "Damn I'm old"... I first started foraging thirty-some years ago, perhaps a bit longer, it was a fun and unusual hobby. There wasn't much written on the subject and eBooks didn't exist. There was a lot of "show me" learning happening back then. Th...
by Peregrinator
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: My Perfect Tinder
Replies: 10
Views: 1133

My Perfect Tinder

While it's a simple matter to forage tinder in most settings, and not much more difficult to create a friction fire, I've done that for thirty years and taught dozens of people the techniques. It's just not the thrill it once was, for me. To be honest, being on the other side of fifty, I just don't ...

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