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by DaveJohns
Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Need Help w/ Tent & Sleeping Bag
Replies: 12
Views: 563

Re: Need Help w/ Tent & Sleeping Bag

Cool dog! anyway, for great ventilation for those muggy evenings ( I live in Alabama, I know all about muggy weather) there arent many tents that do better than Tarptent. I have a cloudburst, and it is great for catching a breeze. However, single walled tents are not the best for extremely rainy wea...
by DaveJohns
Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Strange experience last summer in the woods - update picture
Replies: 61
Views: 7024

Re: Strange experience last summer in the woods - update picture

Where in WV? I will be in Keyser in a few days, looks like a nice place for a hike!
by DaveJohns
Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Tell it to the Marines
Replies: 89
Views: 9716

Re: Tell it to the Marines

I like the story. Moar please.
by DaveJohns
Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: CBTT Presents: Last Call, Last Stand (Complete, Thank You!)
Replies: 180
Views: 37678

Re: FICTION - Last Call, Last Stand

Seriously digging it, man. Keep up the great work!
by DaveJohns
Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Urban E&E Contest 2010 - Winner decided!
Replies: 88
Views: 11306

Re: Urban E&E Contest 2010 - Entry Thread

Oh this is gonna be fun. Here is my joke entry while I pull a few things together.

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If I am runnin, at least I can shoot back!
by DaveJohns
Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: cx4 storm
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: cx4 storm

What yossarian said. I had one in .45, it was fun to shoot. Not too practical, no hicap mags, etc etc. I sold it eventually. But great fun to shoot!
by DaveJohns
Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Remington 870 Folding stocks
Replies: 17
Views: 14580

Re: Remington 870 Folding stocks

I have one of the cheap ATI top folders on my 870 clone. It works pretty well actually. I bought it for the same reason - s I could have a more compact setup for the trunk/bug-out kit.
by DaveJohns
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: CBTT Presents: Last Call, Last Stand (Complete, Thank You!)
Replies: 180
Views: 37678

Re: FICTION - Last Call, Last Stand

I have always liked the anti-hero stories. This is turning out to be one of the best! Keep up the good work!
by DaveJohns
Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: HAHA
Replies: 75
Views: 2548

Re: HAHA

I thought it kinda funny . Good April 1st prank! Then my post I was working on disappeared... argh Browser back button is your friend - works in IE and Firefox with this forum software. I use it all the time. Also, just FYI, long posts shouldn't be trusted to be typed out in the forum. Lots of fact...
by DaveJohns
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: HAHA
Replies: 75
Views: 2548

Re: HAHA

I thought it kinda funny . Good April 1st prank! Then my post I was working on disappeared... argh
by DaveJohns
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The shelter debate.
Replies: 67
Views: 3285

Re: The shelter debate.

Having played around with a number of different tent setups, I finally settled on a Henry Shires Tarptent. I have the Cloudburst, and just ordered the Double Rainbow. Super lightweight, bug free, not so amazingly good in the rain or heavy snow, but did I mention lightweight?
by DaveJohns
Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:10 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Maverick 88 or NEF Pardner Pump?
Replies: 43
Views: 6648

Re: Maverick 88 or NEF Pardner Pump?

I have the NEF and like it a lot. The Mav is also a good gun, you wouldn't be disappointed with either one. Personally I prefer the 870 ergonomics just a tad more than the Mossberg setups, mostly the safety. I wish I had the money for a proper Remy, maybe next year. Until then, the NEF works for me.
by DaveJohns
Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: TSA safe airline survival kit
Replies: 49
Views: 5772

Re: TSA safe airline survival kit

This is an excellent thread - and seeing as how I am sitting in an airport right now, its something I spent a few minutes worrying about just last night! I had to check my pocket knife and multitool ( :evil: ) but got all the following in my carry-on bag, no questions asked: My EDC keychain with min...
by DaveJohns
Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Widow Makers
Replies: 32
Views: 2499

Re: Widow Makers

Yep, after a particularly spooky, windy night in the Ozark N.F. just waiting for a tree to crash on my head, I take a good loooooong look at any potential campsite. Mostly by looking up. Lately I have been hiking parts of the Pinhoti trail in the Talledega N.F., and have completely given up on campi...
by DaveJohns
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How much water, and how do you carry it?
Replies: 35
Views: 1522

Re: How much water, and how do you carry it?

I only carry 2 liters of water in plain ol plastic bottles in my BoB, but I have lots of Potable Aqua tabs, and can boil as much as I want (wood stove ftw!) if I have the time. Of course, any decision about how much "ready" water to carry should reflect your environment - I live in the southeast: ev...
by DaveJohns
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Bartertown
Topic: FS: Misc lot .45ACP ammo FUNDS PENDING
Replies: 1
Views: 318

FS: Misc lot .45ACP ammo FUNDS PENDING

(SOLD PENDING FUNDS) hi guys. I have drank the 9mm kool-aid, and now I am dumping off what is left of my 45 ammo. Laugh if you will, my idiocy is your gain... Lot includes: 1 - 25count box Remington golden saber hpj -185grain JHP 1 - 50count box Winchester white-box 230gr JHP 1 - 100ct Winchester wh...
by DaveJohns
Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Why do you "dislike" Bear Grylls?
Replies: 33
Views: 2017

Re: Why do you "dislike" Bear Grylls?

I would watch his show for the giggles, but when he was lost in the wilds of Northeast Alabama (???) and went caving without any preparations, then just hopped in an underground river, I lost it. My main reason for deeply disliking the guy is that he gives out bad information, and if some kid watche...
by DaveJohns
Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kelty Red Cloud 6650 -- Looking for Opinions
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Kelty Red Cloud 6650 -- Looking for Opinions

It is a nice pack. One of my hiking buddies uses one, and it looks like it holds up well. I like the multiple pockets more than on my Vaude pack, of course the Kelty is a little heavier I think for the same volume. And wow, that thing is, well, RED. A more sedate pack cover may be a good idea. Not a...
by DaveJohns
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Two questions here
Replies: 35
Views: 1309

Re: Two questions here

good questions! 1) The stuff in my pockets: Wallet with some tinfoil, a couple band-aids, Swisscard multitool thingy, Ducttape and single edged razor blade (and a little bit of wallet-stuff, like money and credit card). Keychain with firesteel and Nano flashlight (and some keys!). Streamlight Scorp...
by DaveJohns
Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Central VA Winterpaloohhhza, 2/12/10: aftermath/debrief.
Replies: 210
Views: 5224

Re: Central VA Winterpaloohhhza, February 12-14, 2010

I am still good for Feb 12-14. Dont let this affect your decision in any way, but that will be pretty much my last free weekend til mid-May. :(
by DaveJohns
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Central VA Winterpaloohhhza, 2/12/10: aftermath/debrief.
Replies: 210
Views: 5224

Re: Central VA Winterpaloohhhza, February 12-14, 2010

stimpy321972 wrote:
Yeah, but if you never push yourself, how do you know your limits ?
I think you should always have doubt, that will keep you prepared !

Agreed. Also there is the whole safety in numbers issue. It wouldnt be like a solo hike into Denali or anything... (famous last words, yea I know)
by DaveJohns
Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: A group of survivors passes your hidey hole...
Replies: 77
Views: 3253

Re: A group of survivors passes your hidey hole...

I would let them pass without contact. 1)they are heavily armed. They may decide they would rather take what I have rather than trade. 2) They are in contact with the zombies. If I get involved, then I am in contact with the zombies. 3)if they have water, it means water is SOMEWHERE nearby. I'd take...
by DaveJohns
Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist
Replies: 79
Views: 4099

Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

I would say my #1 is "natural disaster" - Although I could click on most of your choices, I think I gear myself more towards preparing for your run-of-the-mill natural disaster scenarios. Boring, I know. But it's how I roll.
by DaveJohns
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie from Columbia SC
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Newbie from Columbia SC

welcome from N.Alabama! I passed thru your neck of the woods just a few days ago!

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