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by RonnyRonin
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
Replies: 93
Views: 2082

Re: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

Local news sources are now reporting that security forces have retaken control of rebel held areas. In a show of force they are closing businesses (including those who filed lawsuits against CHOP) by not allowing anyone into the “secured area” local news teams that were on scene during the 3rd wave...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Prepping News
Topic: Anybody From Atlanta GA?
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: Anybody From Atlanta GA?

Would that not be discussing illegal activity? I don't intend to fall into that trap. If we couldn't discuss illegal activity we couldn't discuss home invasions, muggings, or most kinds of civil unrest. What the rule says is 1.) No discussion of illegal activities as a viable option. Talking about ...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Help on vest vs belt
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: Help on vest vs belt

For putting pouches in front of your hip bones or for balancing your belt?
by RonnyRonin
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Help on vest vs belt
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: Help on vest vs belt

How wide do you guys that use this stuff set the mag pouches apart? I have the harness attached to those so I don't know how wide I want to go. do you mean how close to the buttpack do you place the mag pouches? The old school rule I think was nothing in front of your hipbones; or at a minimum noth...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor

My memory of dragon skin was that it never really made it past some marketing videos and early field testing; I think the ballistic protection was fine but the individual scales would delaminate and not stay in place. Hot environments are not kind to glue, wet environments usually aren't either.
by RonnyRonin
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Safelite Flexible Rifle Armor

I've been curious about this as well; I'm always dubious when its an upstart company with flashy marketing rather then an industry giant trying new things like this, but I'll certainly be curious how it shakes out.

If I recall, dragonskin wasn't so much a flawed idea as a flawed execution, correct?
by RonnyRonin
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Help on vest vs belt
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: Help on vest vs belt

Even if you do decide to keep stuff on your chest, having it on a separate chest rig over your armor gives you a lot more flexibility; you can wear just armor, just a chest rig, or both; meaning 3 options rather then 1. For mounted or urban use a belt can be a real pain; more likely to snag on doors...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 983
Views: 69798

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Personally, I think the hardest part of this to deal with from a preps perspective is what to take with you when you bug out. It is tough. Your needs will vary a lot as well. Food is high on the list. Food shortages are going to be a for real thing now. Normally food is near the bottom of my list b...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 983
Views: 69798

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Just to be clear I don't see this as much different than the wildlife refuge take over a few years ago. I have a feeling that it might end similarly or more likely out of sheer boredom. Taking over a few blocks is one thing. Providing lights, running water, schools, security etc is a whole other th...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
Replies: 93
Views: 2082

Re: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

Reddit has been the most direct source of information on the phenomena I have found; of course most information these days is heavily shaded but at the very least you can find photos and first hand accounts. Twitter users of some stripe seem to have already launched a smear campaign against the CHAZ...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 983
Views: 69798

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

I've pretty much ignored these guys because the group makes no sense. CNN can't make any sense of them either. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/03/us/boogaloo-extremist-protests-invs/index.html They seem to be wanting to throw bombs just to throw bombs. That is about as dumb as it gets. I guess they wer...
by RonnyRonin
Thu May 28, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings! 100% more Raven in Denver!
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Greetings! 100% more Raven in Denver!

Me and the_alias are NW of Denver, starting monday I will be commuting into north Denver.

AKFTW (no longer active) is over in Aurora.

PM me for phone number if that is easier, don't mind text or signal chat.
by RonnyRonin
Tue May 19, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition
Replies: 15
Views: 3409

Re: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition

minor update; decide to chop the side bottle pockets off since they tended to not hold bottles secure enough anyway: http://i.imgur.com/OLghfhM.jpg saved 2.75 oz. Removed the radio access pocket (no picture) and replaced with 1.5" webbing. saved 1.25 oz. removed the stock lid with full double layers...
by RonnyRonin
Mon May 18, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4688
Views: 270264

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Thank you all for the congrats; I have some mental patterns to undue but its amazing how quickly your outlook toward the future can improve. current plan: 1) buy second car before wife's work from home ends. I'm trading a 10 minute bike commute for a 30 minute car commute and she will go back to a 3...
by RonnyRonin
Sun May 17, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4688
Views: 270264

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

After two+ years of underemployment I just got a real job. The fact that the company is still hiring right now (and everything else I've seen there) has me fairly optimistic they are in a good spot to weather the coming days, but in case I'm wrong I'm trying to decide how to allocate my first few ch...
by RonnyRonin
Thu May 14, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Why are tents such ugly damn colors?!
Replies: 14
Views: 2377

Re: Why are tents such ugly damn colors?!

For me the interesting thing about Robens is, that they are one of very, very few tent makers that still use lightweight silicone coated ripstop polyester, which weights a bit more than silnylon (and is more expensive), but is much better in wet conditions and survives longer under UV radiation. Po...
by RonnyRonin
Sun May 10, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Boots for really long walks
Replies: 17
Views: 1814

Re: Boots for really long walks

I think I've said this somewhere on ZS before, but there is one significant problem with quality boots that I have noticed from countless testimonials; If you buy good boot, by the time they wear out the company you bought them from is likely completely different from when you bought them. Today 2-3...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Art of No BOB - WPS
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: The Art of No BOB - WPS

Saw some discussion on this on Reddit today as well; haven't actually watched it yet though. What seems to be common on reddit is the Straw Man Prepper of "I'm going to take my bag of tricks and go live in the woods forever" to which the writers/video makers can spend any amount of time criticizing ...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check?
Replies: 127
Views: 6462

Re: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check?

I think the bank part was key; he applied last time through a larger bank that blew him off; he has since switched to a smaller bank that is actually working with him so the second round seems more optimistic.
by RonnyRonin
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check?
Replies: 127
Views: 6462

Re: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check?

Not exactly the same thing but the local businesses that I am aware of filing for SBA PPP funds have all received these funds. My workplace was just told they will NOT be receiving any SBA PPP funds, guess they got on the bandwagon too late. I've been trying the thread the needle of working enough ...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: First Strike Rations
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: First Strike Rations

First strike rations are just a vacuum pack grab bag of junk food and snacks, a trip to the grocery store could get you the nearly the exact same food, and certainly much better food if you cared to take the time. There is nothing magical about the pop tarts and trail mix they put in the first strik...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Homemade Face Masks
Replies: 51
Views: 2415

Re: Homemade Face Masks

There are cats and dragons and wolves and psychedelic shit. Its pretty bananas.
by RonnyRonin
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Homemade Face Masks
Replies: 51
Views: 2415

Re: Homemade Face Masks

I've been hunkered down for the long haul. My local County jail requested 1000 masks from me and its slow going. Gotta fuel to win https://i.imgur.com/jMCQe73.jpg?1 First batch was whatever I could scrounge up around the house. The olive polycotton was supposed to be a pair of pants to wear on my fi...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Honda Element BOV
Replies: 10
Views: 526

Re: Honda Element BOV

What kind of jerry cans are those? Are they metal or polymer? Also, can you link to exactly what twin bed frame you used? Those are military surplus MFCs by scepter, I have a local source and sell them on eBay as one of my many side hustles, there is one metal blitz can hiding in there as well. I o...

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