Search found 831 matches

by oldsoldier
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Calculating your Threat Score
Replies: 24
Views: 2258

Re: Calculating your Threat Score

I would not be surprised if a few of the sharper, more experienced 911 operators would be as good or better at assessing the threat. If you want to know everything about everyone in your town or even your city the old 911 or police dispatcher that has been there for 20 years knows it all. They ofte...
by oldsoldier
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Calculating your Threat Score
Replies: 24
Views: 2258

Re: Calculating your Threat Score

I work for a PD. You know how we assess your threat score? Your record. And previous incidents at the address we are responding to. This is all, in my opinion, some silly concept that is intended to make it look like the police are watching, literally, everyone. Which is amusing, as there is 1 offic...
by oldsoldier
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: What's around Tacoma, WA?
Replies: 13
Views: 2855

Re: What's around Tacoma, WA?

My brother lives in Lacey, I visit there yearly, usually for a week at a time. Have been for years. Lacey is a nice area, not too far from Tacoma. Stay aware from Steilacoom, Tillicum, Lakewood, off the top of my head.
by oldsoldier
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Allright Zombie Squad, I need help! (Stove)
Replies: 10
Views: 1417

Re: Allright Zombie Squad, I need help! (Stove)

If you get the whisperlight, MAKE SURE that you get one with the cleaning needle. I dont recall when they started making them with those, but I had one without it, and it clogged up a few times. Other than that issue though, it is a completely bombproof stove. Edit: I think the international model h...
by oldsoldier
Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Washington Post evaluates zompoc survivability by county
Replies: 22
Views: 4872

Re: Washington Post evaluates zompoc survivability by county

I voted as doesnt matter, because, well, it doesnt, and heres why: They put my county as WAY WAY below average. But, I live in a VERY rural town, a half mile from the only gun store in town, with a vet population of like 30%. I am a half mile from one body of water, a mile from another. The only neg...
by oldsoldier
Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 30 dollar Gore-Tex Reversible jacket review. A wild night.
Replies: 18
Views: 1684

Re: 30 dollar Gore-Tex Reversible jacket review. A wild nigh

I just picked one up myself, thanks to this thread. They didnt have my size in woodland, so I ordered it in desert (no big deal either way). For $30, cant really go wrong with this!
by oldsoldier
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: What's your effective range?
Replies: 74
Views: 5520

Re: What's your effective range?

Static targets, 300 yds. Because, thats the longest range I have available to me. And, thats from a bench, with a scoped .308. If we're talking standing, unsupported, iron sights, about 100 yds. My eyesight isnt good for shooting anything beynd that.
by oldsoldier
Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Vendors to avoid. Kaweah River Forge, gear2survive
Replies: 27
Views: 4069

Re: Vendors to avoid. Kaweah River Forge, gear2survive

I know this is an old thread, but I was one of the first purchasers from KRF and, despite a severe lack of communication, I DID ultimately get my knife, and he followed up with me up until he was banned, for whatever reason it was (I was offline for a while, working on getting divorced). There was a...
by oldsoldier
Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Does backpacking gear color truly offend others?
Replies: 64
Views: 3376

Re: Does backpacking gear color truly offend others?

I prefer the subdued colors. Thats just me. I like the blending, more than sticking out. But, its always been that way for me. I really dont care what others carry, wear, whatever. I have seen people with ultra tacticool packs, that weigh 8 lbs empty, on trails, with all kinds of doodads hanging off...
by oldsoldier
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: The SWAT-T Tourniquet - my review.
Replies: 15
Views: 6564

Re: The SWAT-T Tourniquet - my review.

I had the unique experience of attending a class given by one of our own a few years ago, who was the inventor of this, as I recall. It was a fun, interesting class, that covered a LOT of how TQs work, the myths, real world applications to include video and pic footage of this, and other TQs (to inc...
by oldsoldier
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Falling Skies
Replies: 256
Views: 20742

Re: Falling Skies

What does everybody think of their decision to head south? (trying to avoid spoilers) VERY happy. The main thing that bothers me, is I live in MA-and, to hear them name places, and think you can simply walk there, and back, irks me. The "battle of Fitchburg", they referred to, for instance-that pla...
by oldsoldier
Fri May 11, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Whew... ruck marches, man...
Replies: 19
Views: 1379

Re: Whew... ruck marches, man...

My days of humping under an Alice pack are long last me. My last road march was a 10 miler forced march in 04. Now, I simply walk, with comfortable gear. My knees took a beating being a grunt for 15 years. Now, I baby them, by going light. I have recently started going back to the gym, like in the p...
by oldsoldier
Thu May 03, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: The new smith & wesson M&P Shield
Replies: 94
Views: 14537

Re: The new smith & wesson M&P Shield

Oh, I will be replacing it with an Apex trigger ASAP. Rumors of a non-safety switch, true ambi mag release are also starting to spread....waiting may, for once, be worth it :)
by oldsoldier
Wed May 02, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: The new smith & wesson M&P Shield
Replies: 94
Views: 14537

Re: The new smith & wesson M&P Shield

So, I own the full size M&P 9, and I am REALLY on the bandwagon with this one. I have had the opportunity to fiddle with 2 of them, but cannot buy one (I live in MA, and someone has to "approve" this firearm before us peons can own one). I currently have an Apex trigger in my full size. I went onto ...
by oldsoldier
Tue May 01, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Bartertown
Topic: Looking for a brit plce
Replies: 0
Views: 389

Looking for a brit plce

Good afternoon all, I am looking for a 58 pattern british plce system, preferably complete. I don't care about the color, but want it serviceable. Willing to buy, but also have some items for trade as well. Thanks for looking, and let me know!

Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
by oldsoldier
Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: When you see someone with 5.11 Gear or any brand Name Gear
Replies: 172
Views: 21466

Re: When you see someone with 5.11 Gear or any brand Name Ge

Wear Hawaiian shirts. That's the ultimate camo pattern. I get overlooked all the time!

Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
by oldsoldier
Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: ponchos... a consolidated thread.
Replies: 45
Views: 5562

Re: ponchos... a consolidated thread.

I have used my poncho, issued, damn near every time I was in the field. As a light infantryman, space and weight are a huge consideration. A ranger roll was the preferred sleep system, especially when out for a few days. Easy to crawl into, easy to store, and kept us relatively warm and dry, when we...
by oldsoldier
Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Buying Crap Gear On Purpose
Replies: 29
Views: 4387

Re: Buying Crap Gear On Purpose

My main bob is a brit Bergen. I traded for it, I believe, for a goretex .mil jacket. Here is my advice; military issue gear is great, but our US stuff isn't as comfortable as some other issue stuff. The Bergen is an internal frame pack, rugged as hell, and in the 7000 ci range. That's about the only...
by oldsoldier
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7856
Views: 337398

Re: lower build problem

There isn't a lot of metal holding that detent down, if that's what you are talking about. It will be fine. Mine has very little there, and I have put thousands of rounds through mine,b with no issues. So long as everything is locked in tight, you should be fine. Sent from my GT-P6210 using Tapatalk 2
by oldsoldier
Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How long would it take?
Replies: 26
Views: 1586

Re: How long would it take?

If it doesnt happen on facebook or twitter, no one will ever know. And, the majority of folks on those may be zombies now....
by oldsoldier
Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Army "Loads Carried By Soldiers" report
Replies: 46
Views: 3146

Re: Army "Loads Carried By Soldiers" report

I was a grunt for 13 years. Our STANDARD packing list was in the 50 lb range. Not including water, or ammo. 70lbs was the norm. Yes, its heavy, and sucks. I am short-I think for every mile ever humped on a road march, I did two, with the double stepping or airborne shuffle. And, to top it off, Alice...
by oldsoldier
Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Good Gun Show Deed for the Day
Replies: 22
Views: 2574

Re: My Good Gun Show Deed for the Day

When he is all grown up, he will remember this day. The day he bought his FIRST ammo for his FIRST gun with something he picked up at a yardsale. You didnt give him ammo. You gave him a memory-one that he will carry with him for the rest of his life. That, sir, has no monetary value.
by oldsoldier
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Plan on using sutures? Bad idea!
Replies: 14
Views: 2196

Re: Plan on using sutures? Bad idea!

I really like when people post this stuff. I often see dental kits, suture kits, etc, for sale-and bought-by people with absolutely NO training whatsoever. Me, I have no training in sutures-at ALL. I have butterfly bandages, and leave it at that. My medical experience consists of Red Cross First Aid...
by oldsoldier
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: My anti-zombie AR 15 Build
Replies: 50
Views: 4997

Re: My anti-zombie AR 15 Build

I have never seen the Badger thing before, but I can see where you rightys would have issues with that hitting your sternum. Us leftys dont suffer that :). I use a Bravo Company one, I dont recall what it is named. But, the lever (I got the mediom) extends far enough out to sweep it with a finger. I...

Go to advanced search