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by fidalgoman
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Guardians Of The Galaxy Movie... now with trailer 2
Replies: 12
Views: 1905

Re: Guardians Of The Galaxy Movie... now with trailer 2

A fun flic with lots of action. Made my son and I leave the theater with big grins on our mugs.
by fidalgoman
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: most useful caliber for lever action in my area
Replies: 83
Views: 5080

Re: most useful caliber for lever action in my area

The 45.70 is a good round for Moose and Bear but the length of the cartridge does limit the round count. 30.30 is common as dirt in many areas though so that's a consideration.

The .357 has a shorter cartridge which allows you to carry more pellets. What are your neighbors using and why?
by fidalgoman
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Dog In My Neighborhood
Replies: 63
Views: 5807

Re: Dog In My Neighborhood

First I agree that the dog is possibly dangerous. We had a large and aggressive German Shepherd along a road my wife and I walked in the evening. It would bark, growl, lunge at us as we would go by. I am always armed when I go out but I also carry a SOG Flash 2 mostly to open boxes, cut rope etc. I ...
by fidalgoman
Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Building first trauma kit. Need advice
Replies: 35
Views: 3362

Re: Building first trauma kit. Need advice

I took a combat trauma medicine class last summer worth 16 credit hours EMT. In the words of my instructors it's all about the ABC's. I have one of those TEOTWAWKI FAK's in each of my vehicles. Way overkill and too heavy for EDC. So what do my instructors carry? A few boo boo items, couple of slim t...
by fidalgoman
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Recommend me a full-sized 9mm with reasonable $$ magazines
Replies: 31
Views: 2650

Re: Recommend me a full-sized 9mm with reasonable $$ magazin

There are a few options but like others have said the Glock 17 is top tier. I'm for the most part a Glock guy but the Springfield XD-M 9mm is one of the easiest most accurate polymer pistol I have ever shot. Worth a look as well.
by fidalgoman
Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How Would You Secure These Windows
Replies: 25
Views: 3487

Re: How Would You Secure These Windows

I have seen a lot of people use that heavy duty expanded metal for screen. It's similar to the stuff the stucco guys use but very heavy duty and large slits. You can just screw it to the window frame and then put decorative trim around the edges for safety and looks. Make sure your screws are long e...
by fidalgoman
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: HESCO barrier needed?
Replies: 8
Views: 2676

Re: HESCO barrier needed?

private group fitting out compound - WTB HESCO barrier Mil 1.9 (load bearing) bastion barrier need at least 120 feet sections, may consider splitting a bulk purchase on skid Construction fencing sections needed as well Any steel observation platform 2 storey or base legs we can add to Have truck LT...
by fidalgoman
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Would you put this sign on your door?
Replies: 25
Views: 2994

Re: Would you put this sign on your door?

Do you really need to ask?
by fidalgoman
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Smaller diesels? Yes, dumb question.
Replies: 48
Views: 10004

Re: Smaller diesels? Yes, dumb question.

We had a Jetta diesel that averaged around 48MPG. Mixed views on the car. Nice to drive and killer economy with a few maintenance issues. Went 249 K before the FI kicked it. Google it. Many countries buy small diesel cars with great mileage. VW is not the only game in town.
by fidalgoman
Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Suggest some vehicles for me (SHTF & daily drive)
Replies: 22
Views: 3206

Re: Suggest some vehicles for me (SHTF & daily drive)

Any small, economical, reliable 4x4 or AWD should get the job done. 4X4 because you never know when you might have to cut through the grass, etc. to get through traffic. Economical, well maintained, gassed up and reliable should be obvious. IMHO it should be your daily driver and both you and your s...
by fidalgoman
Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Guy at the door says he's "looking for gas" with no gas can
Replies: 98
Views: 15603

Re: Guy at the door says he's "looking for gas" with no gas

I've run out of gas before, blown a radiator hose, and a few other things in out of the way places before. So not everybody asking for help is a perp. It's just hard to tell who's who anymore.
by fidalgoman
Thu May 23, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Chaos hits. Who would be coming for you?
Replies: 56
Views: 8273

Re: Chaos hits. Who would be coming for you?

I don't think anybody is coming for me, unless of course it's walking dead.
by fidalgoman
Mon May 13, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Did I screw up? (glock 19C)
Replies: 38
Views: 3964

Re: Did I screw up? (glock 19C)

You could always just put a non compensated G 19 barrel in it and be GTG.
by fidalgoman
Sat May 11, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Best source for a 6hp 650rpm Lister Diesel Generator?
Replies: 18
Views: 7605

Re: Best source for a 6hp 650rpm Lister Diesel Generator?

I don’t know about the new production but the older units were legendary as far as longevity and fuel efficiency. Absolute gold standard. I heard however that they were phased out due to EPA emissions standards not being met. Something to do with the low RPM.

I would still run one if I could find it.
by fidalgoman
Sat May 11, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Complete environmental collapse near Seattle.
Replies: 14
Views: 1257

Re: Complete environmental collapse near Seattle.

For the most part environmentalism is more about control than the environment. As in just about everything to do with government it seems there is a relaxing of standards once control and submission is established. Think political football. Few people even the concerned have any deep concept of real...
by fidalgoman
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Bump in the night guns
Replies: 320
Views: 24427

Re: Bump in the night guns

How many of you actually have gone to the door armed because of something suspicious, a loud noise in the night or someone knocking at the wrong time of night. I have a couple of times and it was my EDC pistol I had in my hand and behind my back (just in case it's the police) when I answered the door.
by fidalgoman
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From Chicago
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Hello From Chicago

Been to Chacago a number of times. Nice town but a bit dangerous. What part do you live in?
by fidalgoman
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: I've got 10,000 to spend
Replies: 53
Views: 2396

Re: I've got 10,000 to spend

Hi, I'm pretty new to the prepper world. I have ten thousand dollars to spend on my arsenal. I need suggestions! Please try to be specific ... Instead of saying shotgun say a Remington 870 with tactical stock or whatever. I need a edc pistol, defensive pistol, rifle, and whatever else comes to mind...
by fidalgoman
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What are YOU currently lusting after? (firearms related)
Replies: 1251
Views: 134190

Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (firearms related)

Not lusting per se but I wouldn't mind another AR, a couple more Glocks, A good accurate long range bolt gun, and a couple hundred thousand rounds of ammo.
by fidalgoman
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:40 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Gray State - Trailer
Replies: 8
Views: 1257

Re: Gray State - Trailer

Scary. Things like this has happened throughout history numerous times.
by fidalgoman
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Body armor: The chances of getting shot in unprotected areas
Replies: 72
Views: 7568

Re: Body armor: The chances of getting shot in unprotected a

So with the couple of threads on body armor going on, I got to wondering. For me to be wearing it, it would have to be a civil unrest, emergency situation, where professional first aid might not be available. If Im getting shot at is it safe to assume that the chances are high of getting hit in the...
by fidalgoman
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Another optics for an AR-15 Question
Replies: 75
Views: 6436

Re: Another optics for an AR-15 Question

A couple of things. My eyes are getting a few miles on them as well so my two cents. I liked the ACOG but it has no diopter adjustment and talking to the trijicon rep he said "they were for young eyes" I have a Vortex 1-4 PST capped turrets with a Larue mount that works just fine, I found however I ...
by fidalgoman
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: *Not* an AR vs. AK thread, please don't make it one :)
Replies: 49
Views: 2509

Re: *Not* an AR vs. AK thread, please don't make it one :)

I don't think it would be too hard making a one off AK magwell for a rifle. I did see a video of a guy in england firing an AK w/o a piston. He would just cycle/charge each round.
by fidalgoman
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Magtech ammo
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: Magtech ammo

Out of all my guns I have one little pocket rocket that absolutely hates a couple of brands of ammo. Even using FMJ it will hang up on the feed ramp about a quarter of the time. I polished the ramp and not one bit of difference. Seems to be something to do with the alloy of the barrel and the alloy ...

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