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by RonnyRonin
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Looking into a new pistol
Replies: 11
Views: 111

Re: Looking into a new pistol

I'm sorry to not answer the question you are asking, but a far better way is to stock enough commonly available (and far cheaper) ammunition during normal times that you don't even notice periods of low supply. If you want some exotic calibers, go get them! but spending hundreds on a new gun just in...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales
Replies: 60
Views: 864

Re: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales

One of my freelance design clients runs a tiny gun shop in downtown Boulder. Low profile, appointment only kinda thing. He sells primarily precision rifles and accessories but with so few gun shops in the area he's had his own little run by the people that know of him. His experience has been intere...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: NATO VS Civie gas can
Replies: 26
Views: 429

Re: NATO VS Civie gas can

moab wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:12 am
But these containers seem hella to ship. No?
not half as bad as you'd think, to somewhere in my half of the country I can ship a pair for around $20-25, if its a far corner it can be $30-40. I'm sure from Canada it would be a pretty penny though.
by RonnyRonin
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: NATO VS Civie gas can
Replies: 26
Views: 429

Re: NATO VS Civie gas can

Holy crap. Do they ship to the US? No, absolutely not; you have to find a willing Canadian to buy and ship them to you. I've contemplated a smuggling run to the border many a time; I think I could fit enough in my Honda to pay for the trip a few times over but it would also flood a fairly niche mar...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: NATO VS Civie gas can
Replies: 26
Views: 429

Re: NATO VS Civie gas can

So are these MFCs worth the premium I stated before? These were what I was referring to as NATO cans because that's what they were tagged as on the shelf. https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/20-litre-military-style-fuel-can/A-p8451411e Price reads $80cad online, but were $54 when I looked in sto...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: NATO VS Civie gas can
Replies: 26
Views: 429

Re: NATO VS Civie gas can

Are you sure your not thinking of the ones that hold water? Cause I looked long and hard late last year. And it was impossible to find them except on ebay at inflated prices. I mean my obsessive google fu came out. And I got a little obsessed. ;) The cheapest I found new water ones was $24. I buy b...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Are we prepared for this?
Replies: 19
Views: 352

Re: Are we prepared for this?

I had a similar experience, but more specific. My wife knows I prep as a hobby but my preps themselves are largely a blindspot for her.

She asked me the other day if we had enough food to shelter in place for a few weeks and I gave her the "are you kidding me right now" stare.
by RonnyRonin
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: NATO VS Civie gas can
Replies: 26
Views: 429

Re: NATO VS Civie gas can

There must be a huge premium on those right now though. They were upwards of $80 before the virus. If you can even find any right now. Wish I could. lol. ebay was the only place. And few listed. In Canada you can just buy new ones over the counter for less then eBay prices, along with all the acces...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in MO!
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Greetings from Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in MO!

Welcome back! I had to do a google search to remember why I recognized the name of Dancing Rabbit, turns out I'd read an awful lot about the Gobcobatron house back in my Cob House phase. Somewhere in the middle ground between traditional Guns and MRE preppers and a permaculture village lies the corr...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Waterproof, foldable boots.
Replies: 17
Views: 301

Re: Waterproof, foldable boots.

I did live in the PNW for the first 25 years of my life. I wore many GTX boots and was always disappointed. The goretex failing doesn't harm the boot, it may trap more water between the shell and liner then a non-GTX boot, but a failed GTX won't do this any more then a sparkly new one. Membranes ten...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Waterproof, foldable boots.
Replies: 17
Views: 301

Re: Waterproof, foldable boots.

I think attaching GTX to a boot permanently is nearly always a losing game. All WPBs have a lifespan, and that lifespan is nearly always less then a good (or even mediocre) boot. A jacket needs to be washed regularly and retreated to maintain effectiveness, body oils in particular degrade performanc...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: NATO VS Civie gas can
Replies: 26
Views: 429

Re: NATO VS Civie gas can

Scepter MFCs are the way to go, and in Canada you should have a much easier time sourcing them.

No rust issues, fit most all can carriers, nice big opening (use a shaker siphon and skip the spout all together, although a DIY spout is easy with PVC fittings and rubber hose).
by RonnyRonin
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Waterproof, foldable boots.
Replies: 17
Views: 301

Re: Waterproof, foldable boots.

Huckberry is a retailer, Lem's is the brand, and based in my current town. Its good to remember that the foldability isn't really the core feature, but just an incidental side effect. The main feature is that these are minimalist shoes, and if your feet aren't trained up for it you will probably reg...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: A better saw than the Silky?
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: A better saw than the Silky?

The Vaughan Bear saw is around $25 when you can source them locally (I found mine at a farm and ranch store), has japanese made blades that cut identical to a silky when length and tooth are held constant, and since its a fixed saw and not a folder its considerably lighter then even a much smaller S...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 848
Views: 60827

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

Too young to remember the 60s Civil Rights movement? The anti-draft riots? My point exactly, to call either a Civil War sounds absurd to my ears, but we have fundamentally different definitions so we are unlikely to agree to that point. As for the former, it was my impression the majority of the vi...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 848
Views: 60827

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

So to the question posed by Ronny R - I'd say #4. If I'm reading you correctly I think what your are describing is close to what I was trying to describe in #3, just badly. I'm reading that what you are saying is because the violence is coming from organized groups and with specific goals in mind i...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Would we still have water & power if COVID-2019 comes to the U.S.?
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: Would we still have water & power if COVID-2019 comes to the U.S.?

The obvious question would be: does China, the epicenter of COVID-2019, currently have power and water? Yes? Well perhaps that's your answer then. In general, I tend to agree. My question would be how do the utilities differ between china and the US? I assume the chinese system has more leverage to...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 848
Views: 60827

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

majorhavoc wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:51 pm
I question whether the incidence of violent crime, in and of itself, is indicative of civil war.
I'm not sure if you mean this in the positive or negative sense, could you expand?
by RonnyRonin
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 848
Views: 60827

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

I've posted more than once the US is currently in a low-level Civil War ( you pick the number) as shown by violent crime. I'd like to tease this out a bit, as I hear this somewhat often. I've heard several people making this claim that simply moved the goalpost so far on the definition of "civil wa...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Prepping News
Topic: Prepper podcasts
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Prepper podcasts

I would love some suggestions as well, I hunted about for a while a year ago or so and found most to be pretty terrible.
by RonnyRonin
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: COVID-19 Thread
Replies: 1051
Views: 24744

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Called up an old friend in tech that has some personal connections in China, his (completely anecdotal and heavily biased) take is that the locals feel its about 10x the official numbers on the low end, he has also reported fairly extensive disruption at his particular ($3 billion) company and that ...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition
Replies: 13
Views: 2620

Re: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition

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by RonnyRonin
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Ice fishing sshelter for long term camping
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Ice fishing sshelter for long term camping

TacAir wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:16 am
A folding hard shelter that will fit in a PU truck
For the weight and bulk I think a hexayurt wins over that, mostly just on insulation, but it would probably be lighter for the same square footage as well.
by RonnyRonin
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Ice fishing sshelter for long term camping
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Ice fishing sshelter for long term camping

The criteria I've stated in the past: For long term living out of the home (over 1 week) - these are non-negotiable... 1) Stand up headroom. 2) Room enough to leave your bed [deployed] 3) Room for at least some storage; say in Kitchen Maid tubs, for example. 4) Dry in the rain, proof against the wi...

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