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by the_alias
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Yurtsgiving trip
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Yurtsgiving trip

This was a fun trip and a revealing one. I came in much later than Ronin - pulking in the dark wasn't so bad as the track was well laid. The uphill approach in places was quite brutal though https://i.imgur.com/VI2CMlcl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GhjBbTsl.jpg Going out I took the skis for a run https:/...
by the_alias
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 935
Views: 32769

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

Interesting discussion on the 10mm - http://proarmspodcast.com/015-10mm-harold-fish-case/ Would it kill people to provide a transcript? I don't like vlogs, and I'm not a fan of podcasts unless I'm driving long distance. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I can read stuff faster than they can talk. I thin...
by the_alias
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Insect apocalypse
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Insect apocalypse

Take your pick of news articles: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47198576 The actual study they are all referencing: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006320718313636 Abstract Biodiversity of insects is threatened worldwide. Here, we present a comprehensive review ...
by the_alias
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Bartertown
Topic: WTS Body Armor
Replies: 3
Views: 1550

Re: WTS Body Armor

mzmadmike is a long time member but just to add not only does he write enjoyable libertarian sci-fi fiction he also ships quickly and is prompt in PM replies

Buy with confidence
by the_alias
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: A micro-trip to desert in the snow
Replies: 2
Views: 1034

A micro-trip to desert in the snow

https://i.imgur.com/v96op97h.jpg Harsh environments and harsh conditions often provide great testing ground to work out what equipment works and what doesn't. My lady friend decided this weekend she wanted to go camp in the Dune field at Great Sand Dunes National Park. Yup her suggestion to go out ...
by the_alias
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Religious & Ethinc Groups Take CERT to New Level
Replies: 12
Views: 1199

Re: Religious & Ethinc Groups Take CERT to New Level

If the Jews are allowed their own private patrols why not the Muslims?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shomrim_( ... tch_group)

I see this as reducing faith and trust in the State - people shifting their primary loyalty.
by the_alias
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Most Effective School of Martial Arts
Replies: 24
Views: 2476

Re: Most Effective School of Martial Arts

THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS

AMIRITE
:awesome:

Another way I think about this is what martial art would I start my kid on:

BJJ would probably be what I pick.
by the_alias
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Vortex optics
Replies: 6
Views: 907

Re: Vortex optics

Big fan of my UH-1 "EOtech" beater from Vortex. It's heavy but feels robust and survived some drops.

I like the reticle - donut of death, 2moa dot and a close range triangle (don't need it but doesn't distract)
by the_alias
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 935
Views: 32769

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

I bought a CZp10c.

I like it way better than my Glock

:ohdear:
by the_alias
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The battle of the PCCs
Replies: 25
Views: 1963

Re: The battle of the PCCs

These responses have slightly disappointed me :(

RE Kriss Vector - shot one at the range once - where the safety was felt pretty bad to me...
by the_alias
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The battle of the PCCs
Replies: 25
Views: 1963

The battle of the PCCs

I want a PCC - 9mm is so cheap (for now...) and it just seems fun gun to add to the arsenal. Here are the options I'm considering with pro's and con's I can think of - looking for feedback and experience from people who own/have shot. Ruger PC9 Pro's: - Uses Glock mags - I have a bunch already - Goo...
by the_alias
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 935
Views: 32769

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

Whenever I visit the PSA website I have the urge to make an impulse buy - been good so far but wew some of those deals.
by the_alias
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Sanctions on Russian Ammo?
Replies: 10
Views: 1145

Re: Sanctions on Russian Ammo?

Just keep in mind when stocking up that defensive handgun ammo is the ammo you want to invest in the least. Most of it relies on a minimum velocity to perform properly and even a relatively small loss in velocity can cause problems. Can you expand more on this for someone like me still newer to the...
by the_alias
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Short high waisted jackets. Sick of this style!
Replies: 24
Views: 2116

Re: Short high waisted jackets. Sick of this style!

Ha ha. ;) Try finding one in 3xl or 4xl in mens sizes. How much do you weigh? 6'3" 240, 54" chest, 42" waist. Big legs and muscley ass. Not a fat guy like I said. But not ripped either. Think NFL lineman or similar. I lift maybe 3 days a week. Eat clean. No bodybuilder. Just in decent shape. But ju...
by the_alias
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Building a basic hand-tool kit!
Replies: 22
Views: 2203

Re: Building a basic hand-tool kit!

On the screwdrivers I highly recommend these for their versatility and durability: LENOX ALL-IN-ONE SCREWDRIVERS A pair of the 9-in-1 models will handle quite a lot of the things you want a screwdriver or nutdriver for. On the slipjoint pliers, a set of these in all three sizes but especially the 5...
by the_alias
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Short high waisted jackets. Sick of this style!
Replies: 24
Views: 2116

Re: Short high waisted jackets. Sick of this style!

Ha ha. ;) Try finding one in 3xl or 4xl in mens sizes.
How much do you weigh?
by the_alias
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Building a basic hand-tool kit!
Replies: 22
Views: 2203

Building a basic hand-tool kit!

I've wanted to put together a good - solid - hand tool (non electric!) kit for myself for a long while. Something with good gear and can cover a lot of general scenarios of repair and building. Here is my list so far and I am looking for input and additions: Screwdriver set (including standard Phili...
by the_alias
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mental health disorders rising in every country
Replies: 19
Views: 2063

Re: Mental health disorders rising in every country

Has been mentioned already but yes Social Media use is actually probably in large part responsible for this. The discussions I've seen and studies I've heard mention studying this seem pretty compelling evidence it can exacerbate and create problems. Throw in helicopter parenting in the West and tha...
by the_alias
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 935
Views: 32769

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

or the next match you shoot, if there is a written stage briefing, it should say what the MRC is. Then when you do you walj through and you are air gunning the stage you should be thinking "2....4.....6...8...10...reload....2...4...6...etc...etc " Yes I know how to stage plan. It used to be that US...
by the_alias
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 935
Views: 32769

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

Yup Production - heck maybe I'll turn this G34 into a Carry Optics gun though and get a CZ SP01 for a non race Production gun. It's fun but I'm not 100% sure I want to go all in on Production and get a Shadow2 or something. Yeh typo on my part I mean match % does not correlate to ranking at all. I o...
by the_alias
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 935
Views: 32769

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

My official USPSA match % was 64% in last match - up from 53% back at June's match. That feels pretty good.

Latter half of best stage of this match:

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by the_alias
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bison insulated jacket.
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

Re: Bison insulated jacket.

Had to watch the video to figure out what the ratio was; 50% bison to 50% polyester. what you gain from natural fibers (temperature regulation, no melt, anti-microbial, moisture properties) are largely neutralized by placing it inside a waterproof breathable shell, I'd be much more interested if yo...
by the_alias
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How Close Are We to Another Financial Crisis?
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: How Close Are We to Another Financial Crisis?

Vox is a heavily political site. That being said asking 'experts' about a crash I find a bit amusing. 2008 was seen by very few people so it is probably fair to characterize it as a Black Swan type event - what are the odds the next crisis is also a Black Swan -aka something we can't see until it hi...

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