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by spyderco monkey
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 14337

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

I have about 50 full sized bic lighters in my preps. They are in a ziploc bag, stored in a tub. Q: does the butane have a shelf life? My neighbor found an old PB207 knock off in her garage, that she had purchased in the early 90's from the LA chinatown. It still had ~1/4 tank of gas left over from ...
by spyderco monkey
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 14337

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6116/3198/1600/assembly%20copy.0.jpg Some interesting backstory on what makes Bic's so high quality: -Made in USA / France -50 points of quality control during assembly -Body made of Ultrasonic welded Delrin -Oversized Flint ~3x the length of a standard Zippo Flin...
by spyderco monkey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 14337

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

Another lighter I recommend is the Aomai AM127. Design wise, its based on the classic Windmill outdoor survival lighter, but slightly larger. While Windmill lighters are known for their "invisible" windproof jet flame, the Aomai uses a catalyser screen that is lightly coated in a chemical like stro...
by spyderco monkey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 14337

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

Another lighter I recommend is the Aomai AM127. Design wise, its based on the classic Windmill outdoor survival lighter, but slightly larger. While Windmill lighters are known for their "invisible" windproof jet flame, the Aomai uses a catalyser screen that is lightly coated in a chemical like stron...
by spyderco monkey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 14337

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

I've been on a little bit of a lighter kick lately - rediscovering an old passion of mine. Thought I'd share some collected info and suggestions. First up, IMCO, Zippo, and XL Peanut lighter info: IMCO Tank: Empty = 4.1g Full = 7.8g --> Fuel capacity 3.7g Zippo Tank: Empty = 28g Full = 31.5g -->Fue...
by spyderco monkey
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 14337

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

I've been on a little bit of a lighter kick lately - rediscovering an old passion of mine. Thought I'd share some collected info and suggestions. First up, IMCO, Zippo, and XL Peanut lighter info: IMCO Tank: Empty = 4.1g Full = 7.8g --> Fuel capacity 3.7g Zippo Tank: Empty = 28g Full = 31.5g -->Fuel...
by spyderco monkey
Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Keychain Duct Tape
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Keychain Duct Tape

This is a project that I've been working on for the last several years, and it's finally launched. It's called Keychain Duct Tape , and it's a machined brass or stainless steel spool that holds 18" of Gorilla Tape on your keys. The overall package is 2.5" x 0.625", nearly identical to a tube of chap...
by spyderco monkey
Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:39 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hot Glue matches - ingenious dual use tool
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Hot Glue matches - ingenious dual use tool

Came across this today, very clever idea. Basically, by adding a few drops of hot glue below the matchhead, the flame will allow you to quickly melt the glue, and then use the hot glue out in the field. Since the match still works as a firestarter, it's really a great little hack. https://www.youtub...
by spyderco monkey
Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .22lr vs .22mag out of a 4" barrel?
Replies: 12
Views: 1145

Re: .22lr vs .22mag out of a 4" barrel?

Something worth considering would be the .22 TCM. It has very little recoil, with much more punch than the .22 mag (2000 fps vs. 1300ish with .22 mag.) What's more important though is the increased shootability of the 1911 TCM over the revolver. Rimfire revolvers tend to have a very heavy trigger, a...
by spyderco monkey
Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Training to Shoot Under Stress
Replies: 17
Views: 1438

Re: Training to Shoot Under Stress

Airsoft + Stunguns > Tueller Drill

(Ignore the terrible music choice)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsC9htVq57E
by spyderco monkey
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: FireBox - pocket fire starting kit
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: FireBox - pocket fire starting kit

A mini Bic is in my PSK. I EDC a Windmill JP and a Mini Bic in a Ranger sheath on my keys. The FireBox was actually inspired by a camping trip where the Windmill stopped working at altitude, and the Mini ran out of fuel on the 2nd day. Lighters are still my first and 2nd option, but should they go ...
by spyderco monkey
Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: FireBox - pocket fire starting kit
Replies: 5
Views: 671

FireBox - pocket fire starting kit

I just finished up making a batch of these little guys. The FireBox contains a 20 pieces of Fire Cord waterproof tinder, a 2" Mischmetal firesteel, and a Ceramic striker blade. The container is made in Germany, and is only slightly larger than a Zippo. http://www.good-kit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012...
by spyderco monkey
Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: An upgrade for the venerable Bic lighter
Replies: 16
Views: 2268

Re: An upgrade for the venerable Bic lighter

I like the rubber tubing/ranger band approach better. http://gearward.com/products/ranger-bic http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0284/5740/files/Ranger_Bic_3.0_grande.jpg?328 http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0284/5740/files/Waterproof_Bic_Case_1024x1024.jpg?223 Thanks for the plug Mikey, I was just g...
by spyderco monkey
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Quick poll: Best Home Defense Firearm Choice
Replies: 30
Views: 1633

Re: Quick poll: Best Home Defense Firearm Choice

Run a force on force drill in your house with your gun empty, and a friend as the intruder. This will really tell you what works best in your particular house. In my old apartment, it was nothing but narrow, 90 degree turns in hallways that were shorter than a rifle. In FoF, it was very easy for the...
by spyderco monkey
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Themal sheild/tarp
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Re: Themal sheild/tarp

If you've watched "Manhunt/Lone Target" with Joel Lampert, he gets nabbed a few times by FLIR. In an actual E&E against a technologically advanced adversary, this would be invaluable.

That being said, I'd love a cheeper version :D
by spyderco monkey
Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: E&E belt kit
Replies: 137
Views: 42461

Re: E&E belt kit

I ordered this and just got it yesterday. Arrived very fast from time of order, just 3 or 4 days. But I was surprised when I opened it. From the images you posted above, and from the name 'A-K Band' I was expecting to get a watch band, that I would then have to put my watch on. But instead I got a ...
by spyderco monkey
Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Re-establishing ammunition production
Replies: 45
Views: 1919

Re: Re-establishing ammunition production

Some food for thought:

Blackpowder Glock 21 works well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfzQ4uKvE7c

Multiple videos of reloading primers with matches:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... th+matches
by spyderco monkey
Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: NAA Mini Sidewinder
Replies: 72
Views: 4665

Re: NAA Mini Sidewinder

My choices have been to trust my life to long guns, not to pistols. However, I carry a pistol, but I don't truly expect it to put a bad guy down. I expect it to create the circumstances that allow me to a) avoid the confrontation or b) create circumstances that allow me to escape. It is all about i...
by spyderco monkey
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:37 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: NAA Mini Sidewinder
Replies: 72
Views: 4665

Re: NAA Mini Sidewinder

When I was doing research for The Zombie Shooting Guide I did a lot (months) of research on 'stopping power' and failure to stop incidents. The theory being that a rage virus zombie would have similar, if not superior, shot endurance to a highly motivated attacker. Long story short, there were some ...
by spyderco monkey
Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: First Pistols, need advice 9mm and 22lr same ergonomics
Replies: 20
Views: 1146

Re: First Pistols, need advice 9mm and 22lr same ergonomics

Of what you stated, I think the MP series is the closest fit. However, I'd also consider getting a 9mm pistol, and then an airsoft analogue instead. At 7 yards, pretty much identical POI as a .22, similar recoil levels, and would allow you and your wife to practice at home with minimal stress, and v...
by spyderco monkey
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: NAA Mini Sidewinder
Replies: 72
Views: 4665

Re: NAA Mini Sidewinder

As for safety, I'm not sure. I don't really know much about that aspect of the design. That anecdote does prove that the NAA can be used, and I've found a few other stories of it working as well. But I would still prefer a semi auto pistol over a SA revolver, since the size and ballistics are equal...
by spyderco monkey
Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: NAA Mini Sidewinder
Replies: 72
Views: 4665

Re: NAA Mini Sidewinder

For the record small .25 pistols like the Baby Browning and the modern copies of them are simply not 100% reliable and not real safe to carry with a round in the chamber in your pocket, because of the spring tension firing pin. If I could only choose one to carry in my pocket I would go with an NAA...
by spyderco monkey
Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: NAA Mini Sidewinder
Replies: 72
Views: 4665

Re: NAA Mini Sidewinder

Nope. PSA more accurate? Maybe. The blackwidow would most likely fit within the OP's criteria and offers decent sights. I used to have one and you can get a respectable level of accuracy. Even with a more traditional mini, there is a laser aiming device option, which I'll bet is miles better then t...
by spyderco monkey
Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:58 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: NAA Mini Sidewinder
Replies: 72
Views: 4665

Re: NAA Mini Sidewinder

Does psa offer longer barrels? Naa does. The .25-is-equal narritive is easy to sell when you specifically cherry pick its opposing gun. My device wouldmt open your links. I'm probanly still npt going to buy that a .22lr powder charge pushing a larger-than .22lr rnd is better than a larger-than .22l...

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