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by MS8725
Fri May 23, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Survival test.
Replies: 90
Views: 8708

Re: Survival test.

Your Score: Almost certain! You scored 96% in Preparation and 71% on Knowledge! You're preparation is top notch and you have some knowledge to go with it. Be prepared to have many people looking to you in dark times as your supplies will be needed and your knowledge will be invaluable. When the trib...
by MS8725
Fri May 23, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Did you think? No Offense intended.
Replies: 13
Views: 873

Re: Did you think? No Offense intended.

No offense taken xjuicex. It is a legitament question. Many of us have thought about that. I am with SweetTea and BlackBear on this. The large bags are for a dedicated "medic". I, like my comrades here, carry a messanger bag with enough supplies for 3-4 people, maybe more if they have their own supp...
by MS8725
Thu May 22, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Score!
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Score!

Outstanding! :D What a deal. Like phil I would take it even though I don't own a .40 yet.
by MS8725
Thu May 22, 2008 5:43 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms pet peeves
Replies: 131
Views: 3599

Re: Firearms pet peeves

My beefs are more about people, more than what they do to a gun. We have a local free rifle/pistol range that used to be great. It was maintained primarily with donations and by a few dedicated guys who kept it in good shape. But too many dumb kids brought out crap to shoot, not paper targets, but ...
by MS8725
Thu May 22, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Are varmint cartridges necessary?
Replies: 38
Views: 1034

Re: Are varmint cartridges necessary?

Crypto, you are my hero. Pest eradication and livestock protection was the reason I started hunting ground squirrels and coyotes. It's not a good feeling if you have ever had to put down a calf, a colt or a lamb because they were attacked by a pack of coyotes. That is why I hunt Varmints and I am no...
by MS8725
Wed May 21, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: who makes a good all metal .45 semi auto?
Replies: 35
Views: 966

Re: who makes a good all metal .45 semi auto?

MS8725 left Springfield Armory off his list. Their stripped down milspec guns are pretty sweet and fairly inexpensive. I DID :shock: Man, I thought I was on top of my game with that post. Crap! Also the Wife told me today I could get another 1911 if I wanted, Yay!!!!! So, any of you guys or gals kn...
by MS8725
Wed May 21, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: ZS Gasoline Watch--North America (post current prices here)
Replies: 1343
Views: 69064

Re: ZS Gasoline Watch--North America (post current prices here)

$3.89 for 87, 3.78 for 85, and 4.49 for diesel at the cheap places. $4.29 :shock: for 87 and 4.69 for Diesel at chevron.
I am glad I drive a Hyundai.
by MS8725
Wed May 21, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Physical Training Log
Replies: 849
Views: 93984

Re: Physical Training Log

We started this Active For Life program at work 2 weeks ago. It is a health challenge. The idea is that you get points for physical activty and healthy habits such as drinking water instead of soda or eating veggies and fruit instaed of potato chips. This is a ten week challenge that hopefully will...
by MS8725
Wed May 21, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Are varmint cartridges necessary?
Replies: 38
Views: 1034

Re: Are varmint cartridges necessary?

There are no laws that I know of regarding caliber choices for varmint hunting. Nothing says you MUST use a .204 or a .223 or whatever. While I have taken great joy in using a .270win on ground squirrels, It is not the most pratical or comfortable. I choose to use so called varmint calibers because ...
by MS8725
Wed May 21, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: noises in the dark
Replies: 62
Views: 2070

Re: noises in the dark

Yes I do have a plan. I deal with it the same way I would if human eyes were googling me. Maybe a bit more nervous but I have a family to protect. It doesn't matter if it is a burglar, a bigfoot or several angry lawn gnomes. Bumps in the night are scary shit and seeing a pair of red glowing eyes wou...
by MS8725
Wed May 21, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: This Lady Knows How To Shop
Replies: 28
Views: 3056

Re: This Lady Knows How To Shop

Gleaning is huge! I know many people who do it. You need to ask permission first, but most farms allow it. Also vinyards allow gleaning. If you are interested in the subject of gleaning, I highly recommend a film called the Gleaners and I. Gleaning has many forms. The citrus and avocado grove owner...
by MS8725
Wed May 21, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: who makes a good all metal .45 semi auto?
Replies: 35
Views: 966

Re: who makes a good all metal .45 semi auto?

seriously, everyone makes a 1911/ and most will last a life time name brands like COLT are the gold standard. and some lesser known brands will charge a lot for a little, or a little for a lot. what specifically are you looking for So true. Hoppy is right. What are you looking for in a 1911? Is it ...
by MS8725
Wed May 21, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Physical Training Log
Replies: 849
Views: 93984

Re: Physical Training Log

We started this Active For Life program at work 2 weeks ago. It is a health challenge. The idea is that you get points for physical activty and healthy habits such as drinking water instead of soda or eating veggies and fruit instaed of potato chips. This is a ten week challenge that hopefully will ...
by MS8725
Tue May 20, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: who makes a good all metal .45 semi auto?
Replies: 35
Views: 966

Re: who makes a good all metal .45 semi auto?

There are many manufacturers of quality 1911 type guns. Taurus is on the low price end (great guns though, IMO) and then all the way up to Ed Brown and Wilson Combat. You can't go wrong with a Kimber, I am thinking of getting one as my next 1911. Here is some linkage: For kimber: http://www.kimberam...
by MS8725
Tue May 20, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: New Toy! Now help me find good ammo to feed her?
Replies: 20
Views: 1038

Re: New Toy! New Hottness! (Img Heavy! Beware)

That's a nice gun you got there. I expect a range report. :D
by MS8725
Tue May 20, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Getting your Emergency Management learn on...
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Getting your Emergency Management learn on...

The ICS system is useful for more than just emergencies. It can be used to organize fund raisers, parties and any other function where more than 1 person is involved. That is one of the great things about the adapability and modular nature of the ICS. :) The system could most certainly be adapted fo...
by MS8725
Tue May 20, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Getting your Emergency Management learn on...
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Getting your Emergency Management learn on...

Also if you are interseted there are some free online classes at the National Fire Academy that pertain to emergency management. Here be linkage.

http://www.nfaonline.dhs.gov/browse/index.shtm

Good stuff! :D
by MS8725
Mon May 19, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Why I hate the city
Replies: 62
Views: 5872

Re: Why I hate the city

You don't want to go to that place anymore any way, right. That is why I avoid Mall Ninjas and Renta-Cops and malls in general.. Also just put the knife all the way in your pocket, you know on the down low. You should also consider speaking to a stupervisor or mall management. They really need to cl...
by MS8725
Mon May 19, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Pistol Ammo Laws
Replies: 28
Views: 756

Re: Pistol Ammo Laws

Doesn't California require serial numbered ammo now? I know our wise and all knowing politicians here in MD were talking about it. Not yet. They are trying a firing pin microstampy thing to start in like 2009 or 2010. But not serialized ammo. I visit frequently so I try to pay attention to this sor...
by MS8725
Mon May 19, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: First day at the range. (dialup be warned)
Replies: 16
Views: 798

Re: First day at the range. (dialup be warned)

With practice you'll do just fine :) . If I was that target I wouldn't be happy and the misses were to close for comfort. Don't be discouraged, you hit the target which is more than many can say. Good work and keep up the practice. Also remember to take your time and have fun. 8)
by MS8725
Sun May 18, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Underarmour?
Replies: 30
Views: 1344

what are similar products? I am somewhat new to all this:-D I have to use something that won't melt at work but will still keep me warm, we got CarbonX. It is flame resistant but keeps you warm and dry. http://www.safetysupplysouth.com/index.aspx?Command=GroupInfo&GroupID=9932 I use my underarmour ...
by MS8725
Sun May 18, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Being prepared pays off...I stopped a fire today EDIT w/ pic
Replies: 26
Views: 2000

Jeebus, I hope I didn't come off sounding like an ass :shock: . It's caller a Fire Swatter, Gunny. I have used them on grass fires and such. They are awsome for that. But for sage and yucca (that's what we have) I will stick to my truck. Progressive hose lay FTW! I will still use my shovel though, I...
by MS8725
Sun May 18, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Being prepared pays off...I stopped a fire today EDIT w/ pic
Replies: 26
Views: 2000

Very good job. Next time take off your shirt, tie it onto a stick and wet it to form a smothering flail. Works MUCH better than a shovel. Signed: --The guy who had no affiliation what so ever with the burning of a substantial portion of an unnamed military base. I would love to see the look on the ...
by MS8725
Sat May 17, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: ZS Gasoline Watch--North America (post current prices here)
Replies: 1343
Views: 69064

Regular is $3.89 at Deyo's, $4.09 at Chevron here in Tonopah. Diesel is around $4.79.

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