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by scottiej
Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Stihl 031AV coil went out, replacement?
Replies: 4
Views: 2012

Re: Stihl 031AV coil went out, replacement?

Do you know what year the saw is? I believe there was a stint in the 80's and 90's where they guaranteed the ignition coil for life, so if you can find out the year it was made (using the serial number), you can get the coil for free. After something like 97' they started guaranteeing them for 5 yea...
by scottiej
Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Looking for a decent, portable, reasonably-priced saw
Replies: 28
Views: 1778

Re: Looking for a decent, portable, reasonably-priced saw

One reason I include a folding saw in the BOB is the stealth factor. Hatchets and small axes are more multifunctional true, however they're noisy and can draw attention to your position. I have the Sven Saw in both sizes. For a few ounces more I prefer the larger one. I do however find it's only sui...
by scottiej
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Divide
Replies: 29
Views: 2474

Re: The Divide

This is available at RedBox now... watched it a couple days ago. Better than I expected (gotten burned by low-budget RedBox movies before). This was surprisingly good, if you take all the cliches with a grain of salt. Acting was better than average. Story was simple but had some twists (although any...
by scottiej
Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Collapse"- has anyone seen it?
Replies: 15
Views: 2049

Re: "Collapse"- has anyone seen it?

This "movie" is less about "global" collapse and more about "mental" collapse. Not that it doesn't have it good points... in fact I agree with most of what is discussed, however I think it's strongest message if what can happen to an INDIVIDUAL when you start heading down the rabbit hole. This is re...
by scottiej
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4378
Views: 233050

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

I wouldn't worry too much about hyper-inflation... there's too much control to let that happen. It would only help the borrower and hurt the lender. Since the lenders (i.e. banks) are in control, they much prefer deflation. Think of it this way: It's all about resources and who owns them OUTRIGHT. S...
by scottiej
Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Fiskars hatchet (my way)
Replies: 28
Views: 3342

Re: Fiskars hatchet (my way)

I'm not sure on the details, but I think there's something about grade 8 not being well suited for sheer strength. Something about being harder but more brittle. Grade 5 might be the way to go, but again, I'm no materials engineer.
by scottiej
Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Homemade Trip Wire Alarm System
Replies: 6
Views: 4397

Re: Homemade Trip Wire Alarm System

I've put together a "camp" perimeter alarm using a "personal security alarm." I keep a pill bottle with stainless eye screws, along with braided fishing line wrapped around the bottle. It only takes a few minutes to set up assuming you have trees around your camp. works pretty well... not perfect, b...
by scottiej
Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: US Day of Rage. Sept 17?
Replies: 133
Views: 7545

Re: US Day of Rage. Sept 17?

Sorry, had to edit my post.

Main Points:
1.)Bad Idea
2.)Tear Gas
3.)Rubber Bullets

We no more live in a world of mass demonstrations, anymore than we live in a world of unlocked doors. Times have changed.
by scottiej
Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Heat Wave
Replies: 34
Views: 1283

Re: Heat Wave

I'm no expert, but I do have some experience with heat: 1.) It's not the heat, it's the humidity. The cooling action of sweat works because the moisture on your skin is evaporating. If the humidity is too high, the sweat doesn't evaporate, it just beads and runs. Having lived in the desert (think "s...
by scottiej
Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Tornado Outbreak 27 April 2011
Replies: 70
Views: 2956

Re: Tornado Outbreak 27 April 2011

Things got pretty scary just outside of Knoxville. Seeing the aftermath, we got lucky... but still scary. I've never experienced golf ball sized hail before. When I looked out my front door and saw the hail flying completely horizontal I sent my GF and dog into the interior bathroom (wish I had a ba...
by scottiej
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: E-Books and E-Readers
Replies: 69
Views: 4198

Re: E-Books and E-Readers

Ruggedness is a definite concern of any handheld. Though if I were to guess, Kindle and the like are likely solid state (using no moving parts). I'm pretty sure the IPad uses a spinning harddrive (however small). Further, as stated before, without the backlight not only is battery life excellent, bu...
by scottiej
Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: E-Books and E-Readers
Replies: 69
Views: 4198

Re: E-Books and E-Readers

I know, it's a necro-thread... but I just got a kindle 3.... and it's awesome. First thing I thought.... Force Multiplier Amazing part is the digital ink. It's only really using power when it changes pages, the rest of the time it's more or less OFF (great battery life). It's kinda like an etch-a-sk...
by scottiej
Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: increase in occurrence of h5n1 in birds?
Replies: 1
Views: 433

increase in occurrence of h5n1 in birds?

I keep a close eye on the RSOE alerts concerning h5n1 (among other hazards), and it seems to me there's been a rash of cullings in poultry farms, mostly in SE Asia, over the past month or so. While flu trackers will show occurrence of h5n1, is anyone aware of a graph or heat-map showing frequency ov...
by scottiej
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Bug Out Bow very small.
Replies: 11
Views: 1203

Re: Bug Out Bow very small.

I'm glad that a ZS poster got one of these. I came across them a couple months ago, but there's very little info on the web about them.... basically just "they're awesome." I hope you'll do a full write up. Also, from a SHTF view point (everyday, life depends on it usage), how would you describe it'...
by scottiej
Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tactical Wheelbarrow?
Replies: 42
Views: 6652

Re: Tactical Wheelbarrow?

I think this is a great force multiplier. One caveat though, a quick release so you can drop the cart and run, or recover, whichever the case may be. How can you argue with being able to carry more weight, more easily, over longer distances? Plus, in a SHTF scenario, injuries are going to occur and ...
by scottiej
Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Unusual BOV Specific Tools
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: Unusual BOV Specific Tools

If you have the cash, upgrade the come-along with a Tirfor (aka Griphoist, aka hand winch). Ebay often has used ones (that are still too rich for my blood:( http://www.tractel.com/images/products_main/1291370167.jpg oh, and if you only make one cut in a length of barbwire, it can be twisted back tog...
by scottiej
Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: anyone know anything about possible new t.v. show?
Replies: 2
Views: 420

anyone know anything about possible new t.v. show?

Came across it while browsing genres on IMDB

Nuclear Family
by scottiej
Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Gas Mask for smoke?
Replies: 12
Views: 2749

Re: Gas Mask for smoke?

This is a good post, as a fire is a FAR more likely survival situation than a biological outbreak. That being said, there are several emergency bio-masks available that might work just as well as military surplus. As for failure, I think heat might be a factor. Do you really want a piece of rubber o...
by scottiej
Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Fenix flashlights?
Replies: 122
Views: 7026

Re: Fenix flashlights?

I've owned a Fenix L2D (180 lumens burst) for about 4 years now and I'm very pleased with it. Has never failed and all functions still work perfectly... though it does seem like the half clicks are becoming more sensitive. I like it so much that I just got myself a HP10 headlamp (225 lumens burst) w...
by scottiej
Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rear/front facing convertible seats?
Replies: 14
Views: 940

Re: Rear/front facing convertible seats?

I'm thinking something that would easily convert while moving. Something that while in the normal forward facing position would fold to become rear facing (forward facing seat-bottom becomes the rear facing back, forwarding facing back becomes rear facing seat-bottom). Are you seeing where I'm going...
by scottiej
Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rear/front facing convertible seats?
Replies: 14
Views: 940

Rear/front facing convertible seats?

Google search returned little more than baby seats. Anyone aware of anything like this? Thinking of use in a k5 blazer or pickup. Wanting something that would allow in motion rear facing conversion of rear seats for pursuit defense and surveilance.
by scottiej
Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Camelbak BFM 500
Replies: 15
Views: 2032

Re: Camelbak BFM 500

i've been keeping my ultralite tent (tarptent) in the big compartment, but it doesn't fit well and messes up the stow straps. The sleeping bag i keep in a stuff sack attached to the top of the bag (hate stuff flapping at my ass when treking). recently found a guy that does custom cordura stuff on so...
by scottiej
Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Camelbak BFM 500
Replies: 15
Views: 2032

Re: Camelbak BFM 500

i've had the bfm for about 2 years now. i've done several short camping/hiking trips with it, so i've gotten to know it pretty well. first, it's bullet-proof (not literally), which is the biggest reason i purchased it. However, it does have 2 short comings. One, it's not as comfortable as a top of t...
by scottiej
Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Patriots,A novel of survival in the coming collapse
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Patriots,A novel of survival in the coming collapse

if you're into TEOTWAWKI you'll like it, especially if you don't like the gov't... but judged by it's literary depth, it's lacking to say the least. the guy is a blogger, not a writer. still far from the worst PAW fiction i've read.

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