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by Flex
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Training to Shoot Under Stress
Replies: 17
Views: 1778

Re: Training to Shoot Under Stress

Stercutus wrote:I am guessing a bot from Asia that will soon introduce us to the delights of knock-off designer handbags and shoes.
Oh man, just in time for Christmas.
by Flex
Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Training to Shoot Under Stress
Replies: 17
Views: 1778

Re: Training to Shoot Under Stress

As I"m thinking about it, I realized the biggest way an instructor could induce stress in me, short of actively trying to kill me: Stick me on a firing line next to a cute lady. Especially if she is in a tanktop with her hair back in a ponytail.... there is no way I would make good hits. So there w...
by Flex
Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Long range wireless driveway alarm
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Re: Long range wireless driveway alarm

Been very happy with the MURS Dakota Alerts for years, but never tried any others either. Keep them dry outdoors and they're 90+% reliable year round here in N. MI. Inside unheated buildings I've never had one fail. YMMV on the range of course, but I have one mounted inside a steel polebarn 400 yds...
by Flex
Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Long range wireless driveway alarm
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Long range wireless driveway alarm

I already have a driveway alarm (a Chamberlain CWA2000) and it's adequate, but I'm in the market for something longer range - maybe a half mile to a mile. Can anybody recommend a system? I've seen the Dakota Alert MURS system mentioned, but the reviews are definitely mixed.
by Flex
Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Revolver as bug-out gun
Replies: 169
Views: 24478

Re: Revolver as bug-out gun

As I have written on several occasions, the combination of a six gun S&W with a pump or lever action rifle both in .357 just about make a perfect BOW combo. Semi-autos are great bit there is just nothing that makes an opponent jump like the sounds of a hammer clicking back, a lever being cranked, o...
by Flex
Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: A Kindle book to physically prepare yourself
Replies: 50
Views: 3735

Re: A Kindle book to physically prepare yourself

Lets be honest most people just aren't that interested in physically preparing themselves. I mean people are coming out to slam you here but maybe they should look in the mirror. Lets look at the existing good fitness related posts: Workout of the Day Thread https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/view...
by Flex
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Books
Topic: A Kindle book to physically prepare yourself
Replies: 50
Views: 3735

Re: A Kindle book to physically prepare yourself

hmmm I agree not the best introduction of my book. I was enthusiastic in trying to provide real help to the community. As the author I can almost guarantee that there is information and techniques on training that you will not find in any physical fitness book written. Why? The reason is other fitn...
by Flex
Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Books
Topic: A Kindle book to physically prepare yourself
Replies: 50
Views: 3735

Re: A Kindle book to physically prepare yourself

hmmm I agree not the best introduction of my book. I was enthusiastic in trying to provide real help to the community. As the author I can almost guarantee that there is information and techniques on training that you will not find in any physical fitness book written. Why? The reason is other fitn...
by Flex
Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: A Kindle book to physically prepare yourself
Replies: 50
Views: 3735

Re: A Kindle book to physically prepare yourself

Kelvar wrote:Then I hope the book is better written than these posts. :?
Read the sample on my Kindle out of morbid curiosity. It's not.
by Flex
Fri May 03, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Reversing QD mount on STR stock
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Reversing QD mount on STR stock

Thanks. Ended up levering it out using a screwdriver in the little ridge the detents grab onto.
by Flex
Wed May 01, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Reversing QD mount on STR stock
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Reversing QD mount on STR stock

Okay, I give up. How do I reverse the QD sling mount point on an STR (left side to right side)? I pulled the bolt and washer out, but the mount itself doesn't want to come out.
by Flex
Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Latest and greatest chest seal?
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Re: Latest and greatest chest seal?

[quote="DrJack]A chest catheter beats a valve any day in my book.[/quote]

Beyond my training, unfortunately. Maybe I'll invest in a high speed tactical med course at some point.
by Flex
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: General Fitness Discussion thread
Replies: 643
Views: 43481

Re: General Fitness Discussion thread

Well, just applied for an officer position. Which means I'm going to have to pass the physicals. 300 meter run, non timed pushups, 1 min full sit up and 1.5 mile run. Total of 160 points passes. The sprint and run are no prob, I'll max my scores there, even out of shape I'm in shape for those. The ...
by Flex
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Latest and greatest chest seal?
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Latest and greatest chest seal?

So it's time for me to upgrade from ziplock-bag-and-tape for chest seals, and I was wondering what the dedicated chest seal of choice is these days. I've seen Hyfins, Halos, and Ashermans around, and the Russell from TacMed looks pretty promising. Any opinions?
by Flex
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: J-Quake
Replies: 801
Views: 39702

Re: J-Quake

by Flex
Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6621
Views: 1029227

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

Apparently the GI Camelbak Hydrolink adapters (only difference from the civilian version: they're black, not blue and yellow) are on eBay for around $3 instead of the $6 I paid at REI. :evil: There are also tube covers in every color of the rainbow (including CADPAT and Multicam, hooray). I also fou...
by Flex
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Theft Preparedness
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: Theft Preparedness

All good tips- thanks! I'd add that e-mailing the files to yourself on a service like Yahoo! could help prevent the info from getting lost- I use this sort of "cloud storage" for things all the time, as I have this habit of hard drives crashing on me. I would not email myself important documents or...
by Flex
Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Why ZS members need helmets
Replies: 126
Views: 8440

Re: Why ZS members need helmets

here is a civy hat/helmet with D3O http://www.amazon.com/Ribcap-Janice-d30-protective-hat/dp/B000KJ94LM/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; $100 for a hat that doesn't meet any standards? I'll pass for now. Way ahead of you... http://i53.tinypic.com/29z7d4z.jpg :mrgreen: That's purdy. I...
by Flex
Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: if zombies really attacked
Replies: 68
Views: 3063

Re: if zombies really attacked

Personally, I'm not prepping for zombies. It's a useful shtick for talking people into preparedness and out of the "to Walmart!" way of thinking, but it requires some preps that just wouldn't be that useful for the run-of-the-mill emergency, and may encourage beginner preppers to prioritize some rat...
by Flex
Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Leatherman Wave belt carry options
Replies: 34
Views: 14830

Re: Leatherman Wave belt carry options

I recently started carrying a spare magazine with my ccw. With that, my Serpa CQC holster, and my Leatherman Wave -- I started to feel like fracking Batman. I picked up one of these from Leatherman and have been pocket carrying my Wave for a few weeks now and love it. Because it's clipped and not a...
by Flex
Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Backpacks are so last year...
Replies: 10
Views: 1618

Re: Backpacks are so last year...

Down at the bottom:
The TRU-SPEC MOLLE XTREME is NOT a real product. This is just an April Fools joke.
by Flex
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Wound cleaning, what do you use?
Replies: 25
Views: 2927

Re: Wound cleaning, what do you use?

Depends on the size of the wound, but usually clean water (*maybe* soap), saline, and perhaps iodine. The run of thumb I was taught was never put anything in a wound that you wouldn't put in your eye. That rules out peroxide and alcohol, which (IIRC) can actually damage healthy tissue surrounding th...
by Flex
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Train that weak hand!!! (video)
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: Train that weak hand!!! (video)

Bearcat wrote:You mean on your weak hand or one handed only? Cause that's gotta be a total bitch.
Both? Magpul's Dynamic Handgun covers it; this is a similar technique. Reaction hand only technique is just about the same.

Regardless, I need to practice it more often.
by Flex
Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Pre-Assembled BOB
Replies: 18
Views: 921

Re: Pre-Assembled BOB

There was a thread a while back that pronounced these kits fairly well made.

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