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by echo83
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: multitool
Replies: 55
Views: 14202

Re: multitool

MPMalloy wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:48 pm
I finally pulled the trigger on that Gerber Dime. Under $20 to my door. Now I can say that I have a multi in my ghb.
The Dime is a great little tool. I think one of the coolest features is the package opener blade. As long as you don't expect too much from the pliers, you are set.
by echo83
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS! BOHICA]
Replies: 123
Views: 5912

Re: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]

I don't know many who wear out a cleaning set. After 10 years of occasional use and 13 years of heavy use, my cleaning kit is getting bent and wearing out. The threads are pretty worn, and I just finally broke a pice due to fatigued metal. The other pieces are probably not far behind because I was ...
by echo83
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: multitool
Replies: 55
Views: 14202

Re: multitool

It's been 5 years...wonder if the OP made up his mind? I'm a big fan of the Gerber MP600. I went for the needlenose variant. I bought it as a replacement for the Gerber Diesel, which I thought I had lost. Found the Diesel the day after the MP600 arrived. Go figure. Diesel : https://www.amazon.com/Ge...
by echo83
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best Rite in the Rain pen?
Replies: 22
Views: 1734

Re: Best Rite in the Rain pen?

boskone wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:50 pm
That Skilcraft is about the same price as most Fisher pens; I have a Cap-o-matic, and it's been nice.
You're absolutely right. A few years ago, I got a box of 12 Skilcrafts for $9.50. They were cheap, I swear.
by echo83
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best Rite in the Rain pen?
Replies: 22
Views: 1734

Re: Best Rite in the Rain pen?

I'm totally old school, but I prefer the Skilcraft USGI pen. https://www.amazon.com/Skilcraft-7520-00-935-7136-Government-Retractable-Barrel/dp/B0055KSO3A/ref=psdc_6156513011_t2_B0055KSNYK?th=1 It's totally out of left field, I know...and don't let the technical-sounding name fool you. They're cheap...
by echo83
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 644
Views: 116756

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

Looking at the wikipedia entry on fermentation, hydrogen can also be flatulated, interestingly by one of my namesakes, Clostridium pasteurianum. I've ignited lots of different gasses, but my giant orange fireball that was bigger than myself looked a lot more like acetylene than hydrogen. It was lik...
by echo83
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 644
Views: 116756

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

Another post of food I found in my emergency supplies while waiting for Covid to strike me dead. I found a brick of Mainstay Emergency Rations. These are the 1-1/2 X 1-1/2 square bars that come about 12 in a brick sealed in foil. The pack I had was also sealed in a ziplock bag in my supplies, store...
by echo83
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Stand (2020)
Replies: 31
Views: 3528

Re: The Stand (2020)

At first, I was cautiously optimistic to hear this was being made. I think The Stand is King's best work, and I've read the full edition a few times. I hate being that "the book is better than the movie," guy, but in this case, I mean, c'mon...how is any major network channel going to successfully a...
by echo83
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Most common ammo's in US?
Replies: 115
Views: 11829

Re: Most common ammo's in US?

Well... Not too far back in the thread someone posted a container of pellets. It's looking like that's what will be most common for many of us for a year or two. Yeah, that was me...in 2018...man, if I knew then what I know now. Seriously. Last time I went to my LGS, the only buckshot in stock was ...
by echo83
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Most common ammo's in US?
Replies: 115
Views: 11829

Re: Most common ammo's in US?

Well... Not too far back in the thread someone posted a container of pellets. It's looking like that's what will be most common for many of us for a year or two. Yeah, that was me...in 2018...man, if I knew then what I know now. Seriously. Last time I went to my LGS, the only buckshot in stock was ...
by echo83
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: SHTF and you can only have one gun
Replies: 163
Views: 45499

Re: SHTF and you can only have one gun

Phil and boskone, you both make great points. My Mossberg is wearing an 18.5 inch smoothbore barrel and 5 rounds of 00 buck on board for HD, and I also have a rifled slug barrel as well as a 26 inch smoothbore barrel that I use on the trap range. No lack of versatility there, for sure. What I'm not ...
by echo83
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Minimalist Tool Kit
Replies: 32
Views: 9772

Re: Minimalist Tool Kit

I'll take this necro as an opportunity to post an update: https://i.imgur.com/ZAdHZxb.jpg The most recent photo of my EDC tool kit, either lives in my backpack or in the frame bag on my bike. amazing how many workplaces don't have a complete torx or allen set, the Victorinox driver and bit set by f...
by echo83
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: SHTF and you can only have one gun
Replies: 163
Views: 45499

Re: SHTF and you can only have one gun

I'm kind of stuck with what I'm most familiar with, and what I could grab out of the safe right now; SKS or 12 gauge pump. (I'm ignoring the .22 bolt action.) Nothing to say here that hasn't been said before, though. SKS pros: proven design, pretty common ammunition, easy to maintain. Range is accep...
by echo83
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: strap cutter\ rescue tool
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: strap cutter\ rescue tool

I EDC a Gerber MP 600, so I don't have a totally pressing need for one... but I've thought of picking up a strap cutter, too: https://www.varusteleka.com/en/product/gerber-strap-cutter-surplus/58975 If I had to mount it somewhere, I'd go with (no particular order, here) driver side visor, steering ...
by echo83
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?
Replies: 66
Views: 3855

Re: How many mags do you consider "enough" for each gun?

So I have a fixation with keeping ammunition on board each weapon whenever possible: SKS has a Strike Hard butt stock pouch with three loaded stripper clips (30 rounds on board) Mossberg 500 has a shotgun card mounted to the side of the receiver with industrial velcro. (5 rounds on board) Besides my...
by echo83
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: strap cutter\ rescue tool
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: strap cutter\ rescue tool

I EDC a Gerber MP 600, so I don't have a totally pressing need for one... but I've thought of picking up a strap cutter, too: https://www.varusteleka.com/en/product/gerber-strap-cutter-surplus/58975 If I had to mount it somewhere, I'd go with (no particular order, here) driver side visor, steering c...
by echo83
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7715
Views: 459487

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

Three 20 round boxes of 7.62x39 from my LGS. For as long as I can remember it was $5.25 a box. Then $6.25 a box a few months ago. Yesterday it was $7.65 a box. I had to ask for it, because it was out back and not priced yet. They brought out a case, and all they had was Wolf. They usually have at le...
by echo83
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7715
Views: 459487

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

1.) Chinese SKS chest rig and 20 Chinese mil-surp stripper clips. $25.90 shipped. I was really happy. I've been looking for reliable clips for ages, and was thrilled that these aren't the NC Star ones that everyone hates. The rig looks unissued, but had some white spots that I scrubbed off with hot ...
by echo83
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects
Replies: 45
Views: 6590

Re: Keeping Busy, Isolation/lockdown projects

Cool thread! Thanks for putting this up! I'm still working from home, as is Mrs. echo83, and keeping our two kids occupied is the new full-time job. 1.) Turns out they're good at "pre-gardening;" yard cleanup, some brush cutting, and keeping the burn pile fed. 2.) I take them out to explore the neig...
by echo83
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: Any Newbies Here Because of Coronavirus?
Replies: 33
Views: 5440

Re: Any Newbies Here Because of Coronavirus?

I've lurked for years and only post sporadically. When I do participate, though, I've never regretted it. Glad to see new traffic, new ideas, and like-minded folks! Also, silver lining...there's nothing like a crisis to convince your non-prepper friends that you aren't totally nuts. I just wish it w...
by echo83
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: The Perfect COVID-19 Theme Song
Replies: 46
Views: 6001

Re: The Perfect COVID-19 Theme Song

Another vote for REM "It's the End of the World." I'm going to make everyone look them up on their own. You're stuck inside. You have nothing better to do. Funny apocalypse? Pixies: Wave of Mutilation The Specials: Ghost Town Ramones: I Don't Want To Grow Up Serious apocalypse? Johnny Cash: When The...
by echo83
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales
Replies: 60
Views: 6983

Re: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales

Stopped by my LGS last week and it was the busiest I'd ever seen it. Pleasant, as always, but packed. I picked up a bunch of 7.62x39, and was pretty amped to find a bunch of Chinese milsurp on stripper clips. They haven't had anything except Tula and Wolf on my last 4 visits and stripper clips are i...
by echo83
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Waterproof, foldable boots.
Replies: 17
Views: 2032

Re: Waterproof, foldable boots.

I have a pair of these Lems, but not the waterproof ones. Overall, they're great. Just know why you're buying them. They are definitely a niche item. Pros: They are super comfortable. Pretty generous toe box, exceedingly lightweight, really flexible. Cons: They're expensive. Everything from Huckberr...
by echo83
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7715
Views: 459487

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

Having a range that big is a nice problem to have; the one I go to is only 100 yards. I haven't noticed any interference yet...besides the interference I got from my family when I was walking around the house testing them out!

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