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by xmasons
Sun May 31, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: California Drought
Replies: 147
Views: 13728

Re: California Drought

Supervisor42 wrote:(that may explain the abundance of 'girly-men' though)
Can you help me understand what you're trying to say here? I'd be curious what your definition is.
by xmasons
Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Mossberg 500 and Aguila mini shells
Replies: 12
Views: 1608

Re: Mossberg 500 and Aguila mini shells

I've run the shorter shot shells through my Mossberg with mixed results. Some times they'll cycle through, often times they won't. They get turned around in the lift and don't properly seat. Not dangerous, just not consistent.

If recoil is an issue, have you thought about getting a 20 gauge instead?
by xmasons
Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Late night visit from the police.
Replies: 41
Views: 4859

Re: Late night visit from the police.

Late one night, probably around the same time as the OP stated, there was a knock at the door. Similarly, we don't get many visitors at that late of an hour in this rough section of town, so it was pretty unusual. Looking through the peephole I see a couple of guys, one of them huge. They ask to be ...
by xmasons
Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Help me find a book?
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Help me find a book?

Survival and Austere Medicine, perhaps?
by xmasons
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Stupid Little Things That Hurt Like Hell
Replies: 124
Views: 17795

Re: Stupid Little Things That Hurt Like Hell

Stepping on le...

Oh, we've discussed that one already.

For me: stepping on bees. Yeah, that sucked.
by xmasons
Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Oakland California
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Greetings from Oakland California

Welcome. As you've noticed, prepping for riots is a component of living in Oakland.
by xmasons
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Bullet Button Magazine Tool Kit
Replies: 87
Views: 7136

Re: Bullet Button Magazine Tool Kit

I've used a cylindrical rare earth magnet that slips into the hole of the bullet button when I'm outside of California. This allows me to use the magazine eject button until I return back to California. Very simple, very inexpensive, and easily removed.
by xmasons
Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: So... Who's Burning this year?
Replies: 17
Views: 787

Re: So... Who's Burning this year?

I'll be there and I am familiar with your camp from previous years. See you in the dust.
by xmasons
Wed May 26, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New from San Francisco, CA
Replies: 22
Views: 311

Re: New from San Francisco, CA

Welcome to/from the Bay Area.
by xmasons
Thu May 13, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Blackrock City 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Blackrock City 2010

I'll be out there working nights.
by xmasons
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Mini-shell Buckshot
Replies: 26
Views: 7434

Re: Mini-shell Buckshot

I've tried the shotgun mini-shells and they do work for what they are. Most likely they will only work with pump-style shotguns, as they don't have enough oomph to cycle a semi. An issue that I had with them is that they wouldn't flip around while cycling through on the lifter with my Mossberg 500. ...
by xmasons
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bare minimum Urban EDC
Replies: 28
Views: 8471

Re: Bare minimum Urban EDC

Living in a very urban area, this is my current EDC:

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I carry this every day. The get home bag supplements what isn't there when I'm away for extended periods or while at work.
by xmasons
Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: howdy! From the Bay Area
Replies: 18
Views: 433

Re: howdy! From the Bay Area

Xmason, okay, now I've got to ask, what's your ranger handle? My pals who stabilized her and got her to Gerlach an medevaced were Michele Nance, Rob Kane, and Ted Hullar. Michele has rangered before, if memory serves. Ted is on PST ( now FAST) with me (Crimson and Dave X's crew). And are you on Ban...
by xmasons
Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: howdy! From the Bay Area
Replies: 18
Views: 433

Re: howdy! From the Bay Area

It was for Black Rock Ranger training off of the 12-mile entrance at Dog Camp. I know of the incident you speak of, as I had a friend who was attending to her. If we had known about it at the time, we could have certainly provided more assistance to the situation. Terrible accident and illustrates h...
by xmasons
Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Improvised Camelbak build project brewing...
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: Improvised Camelbak build project brewing...

I've tried inexpensive water bladders before and have been greatly disappointed in them; too many issues and problems. It is worth my time to buy quality knowing that it will survive the harsh environments where it should not nor can not fail. You spend far more in experimenting in cheaper alternati...
by xmasons
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: howdy! From the Bay Area
Replies: 18
Views: 433

Re: howdy! From the Bay Area

argyre wrote:We do go to the playa several times a year when 50,000 loons are NOT present.

I'll be out there for training on the 4th of July. It's a very different environment, plus you can bring your bangstix, use the hotsprings, and drive 80mph across open desert.
by xmasons
Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: howdy! From the Bay Area
Replies: 18
Views: 433

Re: howdy! From the Bay Area

If you're headed out to the playa this year, I hope to see you around.
by xmasons
Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Please Rob Me dot com
Replies: 31
Views: 2772

Re: Please Rob Me dot com

As with anything, you may classify them into two categories: tool or toy. For most, many of the online social networks are toys, meaning that their use is limited and not with much purpose. The second category allows the user to make use of it for planning, organizing, and information dispersion. Gr...
by xmasons
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: earthquake - current events
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: earthquake - current events

leigh0180 wrote:It's really sad that we can never prevent natural calamities from happening.
Natural "calamities" are what makes the world go round. Without plate tectonics, weather patterns, and other natural phenomena, we wouldn't have much of a planet.
by xmasons
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Please Rob Me dot com
Replies: 31
Views: 2772

Re: Please Rob Me dot com

This is exactly why my wife and I do not use Twitter. Not necessarily directed at you, grand94jeep, I'm only taking the concept of what you've wrote. Twitter (a micro-blogging application) itself doesn't tell people where you are, only you tell Twitter where you are, optionally. Location aware appl...
by xmasons
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Maps
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Maps

It sounds like you're trying to replicate a Thomas Guide:
http://store.randmcnally.com/category/t ... ode=tbhome
by xmasons
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Survival gear for Earthquake.
Replies: 24
Views: 1044

Re: Survival gear for Earthquake.

I keep this kit in my every day bag. It is specifically for earthquakes and urban disasters.

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by xmasons
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Family / Group Emergency Reference cards
Replies: 31
Views: 2682

Re: Family / Group Emergency Reference cards

I created laminated cheat sheet CERT/NERT (community/neighborhood emergency response team) review cards for use by responders in the field during disasters. Covers incident command, first aid, search and rescue, damage assessment, local and neighborhood maps, and hazard reduction protocols. Very co...
by xmasons
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: San Francisco
Replies: 19
Views: 2132

Re: San Francisco

I have a few places on my list but I'm not sure how much time I'll spend in the city, maybe two or three days. The rest of the time will be within a one or two hundred miles area. I like to keep busy otherwise I get bored. One could easily spend a week visiting only San Francisco and not see everyt...

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