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by Chef
Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Extreme cold in USA
Replies: 33
Views: 2297

Re: Extreme cold in USA

We brought in the potted plants and covered the Bird of Paradise with an old sheet. I wore a fuzzy hat that covered my ears when I went out to get beer and smokes critical supplies. Turned on the heat. Life can be hard in northeast Florida. :ohdear: But seriously, there were some cyclonic winds when...
by Chef
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Ebola All Over The Place
Replies: 1135
Views: 58543

Re: Ebola All Over The Place

There is a difference between blind fear and a fear based on evidence.
by Chef
Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Another Police Shooting in St. Louis Triggers New Protests
Replies: 240
Views: 15612

Re: Another Police Shooting in St. Louis Triggers New Protes

Speaking of racially tinged shootings, this humble observer is currently on jury duty, awaiting a court session on the same floor in the same courthouse as the Michael Dunn sentencing... :clap:

Only saw two protestators so far.
by Chef
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Ebola All Over The Place
Replies: 1135
Views: 58543

Re: Ebola All Over The Place

I'm glad the consensus is that I don't have to worry because "best medical system in the world" and "science" and "professionalism." :awesome: CDC certainly seems to be doing a bang-up job of keeping tabs on the people who came into contact with The One Single Known US Disease Vector, what with the...
by Chef
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: PFD
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: PFD

I've been happy with the Stohlquist pfd I've been using for the past couple of years. Subdued OD color, with a judicious amount of reflective piping in case I actually want to be seen, floats well. I paid too much, but I've been happy anyway. Now if I can only find a good used LBT 1620AR for less th...
by Chef
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Kel-Tec RFB gifted to me... thoughts?
Replies: 21
Views: 1958

Re: Kel-Tec RFB gifted to me... thoughts?

Good to see you here again, Amir. :lol: Got some stagehand stories for ya when you have a moment.

Two questions: how does the RFB manual of arms work with your lefthandedness, and is that a tub of Deli-Cat?
by Chef
Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hennessy Hammock, the Ultimate Survival/Bug Out Shelter?
Replies: 38
Views: 3323

Re: Hennessy Hammock, the Ultimate Survival/Bug Out Shelter?

I was happy enough with my base-model Hennessey to upgrade to the new Deep Jungle XL, which has solved four issues that marred my enjoyment: 1) I'm 6'4" and the first one wasn't long enough; 2) the double bottom on the Deep Jungle prevents insect bite-through; 3) the zipper is a better entry than th...
by Chef
Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Urban Precision Rifle build.
Replies: 48
Views: 6805

Re: Urban Precision Rifle build.

Following this. Very interested in that SWFA scope for my 700. Please tell us all about it when it arrives!
by Chef
Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: One reason for a firearm..........
Replies: 53
Views: 2113

Re: One reason for a firearm..........

:shock: is right.

I think in my state I'd be justified in shooting him through the door Biden-style, but this particular hypothetical hasn't yet come up in my scenario-based training.
by Chef
Thu May 30, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 2013 Spring MBO- First two-nighter
Replies: 13
Views: 1087

Re: 2013 Spring MBO- First two-nighter

Good post, looks like a fun trip! I was interested to see the Cummer survey marker. The Cummers moved down from Michigan and made a fortune raping "harvesting" Florida's old-growth cypress. They later funded a really nice art museum in Jacksonville, and a Porter 2-6-0 locomotive used in their operat...
by Chef
Sun May 12, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Evrything old is new again, Hobo stoves
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: Evrything old is new again, Hobo stoves

Given the size and vintage, I suspect that gadget was designed to run on cans Sterno. But that's just a guess.
by Chef
Sun May 12, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: diy V12
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

Re: diy V12

Neat project. If I were doing it I'd probably start with two inline sixes... or would two straight eights be better? :twisted:

Weren't the first generation GM V6s made by chopping two cylinders off a V8?
by Chef
Sun May 12, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Turkey fields, "Original" Infantry Rifle
Replies: 44
Views: 3112

Re: Turkey fields, "Original" Infantry Rifle

How well does it work on starving Armenians?
by Chef
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Remington 700 ADL in .270 Win
Replies: 12
Views: 3135

Re: Remington 700 ADL in .270 Win

I was looking at the bases and rings from Evolution Gun Works, but there's a bewildering variety of parts out there.

Any thoughts re. magnification level, and the economics of fixed vs. variable scopes?
by Chef
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: winchester 1300 defender
Replies: 25
Views: 2710

Re: winchester 1300 defender

I had a USRAC/Winchester 1300. It was my Fisher-Price My First Riot Gun. Lighweight, easy to handle. I liked it.
by Chef
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Remington 700 ADL in .270 Win
Replies: 12
Views: 3135

Re: Remington 700 ADL in .270 Win

Thanks for the additional input, y'all! Ideally, I'd like a reasonably lightweight rifle (8-8.5# all up?) accurate out to 600 yards or so (that's the longest known-distance range available in my locality). Again, this is my first centerfire bolt gun, so I'll be keeping a notebook and logging every s...
by Chef
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: MA, Body Disposal, etc.
Replies: 57
Views: 2588

Re: MA, Body Disposal, etc.

I discovered that ammonia works to kill bar flies. I'm presuming they are attracted to it's uriney aroma and then overcome by the fumes? But yeah, I think sanitation and pest control would be a much bigger issue that many "modern, civilized" people take for granted and are utterly unprepared for. Mi...
by Chef
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Bartertown
Topic: random stuff for sale or trade .
Replies: 7
Views: 2032

Re: random stuff for sale or trade .

I'm really tempted by the ALICE ruck, but I'm definitely down for the woodland patrol pack.
by Chef
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: MA, Body Disposal, etc.
Replies: 57
Views: 2588

Re: MA, Body Disposal, etc.

Removing the bodies some distance and enacting some sort of survivor taboo about going close to the corpse heap would probably be the best way to minimize smell and disease transmission via flies. It'd be sort of like keeping the privy a good distance away from living areas. Also seems like an expos...
by Chef
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Footpowder?
Replies: 13
Views: 1062

Re: Footpowder?

IIRC, the switch from talcum to cornstarch in baby powders was due to microabrasions caused by the sharp edges of the talc granules. Gold Bond and the generic equivalent marketed by America's Leading Retailer are are talc-based. As always, read the label and know what you're paying for!
by Chef
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Is it too mall Ninja...
Replies: 9
Views: 1919

Re: Is it too mall Ninja...

The standard front sight post hasn't ever really bothered me. Yes, I am aware it's there, but no, it doesn't seem to mess things up. I'd leave well enough alone.
by Chef
Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Footpowder?
Replies: 13
Views: 1062

Re: Footpowder?

I like extra-strength Gold Bond, their four-ounce package seems about rucksack size to me. Good on the the feet and the dangly bits, after you get used to it. Don't put it on your junk if it's the least bit wet down there, or the tingling will be more like burning. Cornstarch (like you'd use in the ...
by Chef
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Remington 700 ADL in .270 Win
Replies: 12
Views: 3135

Re: Remington 700??? .270

The only access to the magazine is through the action. The stock doesn't have an opening under the magazine where a higher-end 700 would have a trapdoor. I am digging the local availability of .270. There's a few boxes at every store. Yeah, it's a little over a buck a round, but have you seen what a...
by Chef
Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Remington 700 ADL in .270 Win
Replies: 12
Views: 3135

Remington 700 ADL in .270 Win

Helped a friend out and bought my first centerfire boltgun, a .270 700 of unknown provenance. Synthetic stock, parkerized-looking metal, iron sights mounted on the barrel. Still has a barcode sticker on the recoil pad, no engravings or rollmarks to tell me what I have other than "Remington 700" on t...

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