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by RonnyRonin
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Shooting what fits you vs commonality of parts & mags?
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Shooting what fits you vs commonality of parts & mags?

As others have said, the Market at large might not be a dependable source of parts or replacements in times of trouble; although I'd say the market disruptions follow a fairly predictable pattern, and those parts being more common and cheaper the 3.5 out of 4 years more than makes up for a few month...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1336
Views: 91854

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

The denver shooting is a bit close to home for me; I'd just taken my wife and sister in law down that street a few weeks ago and noticed signs of ongoing protests (including people staging food and bottled water near a fenced off capitol building). Just a few blocks away I'd tried to explain to my S...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1336
Views: 91854

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

One thing that was implied in this video, but not expressly discussed: hiding at least some your firearms outside of your home (if circumstances allow) following the initial declaration of martial law. I'm often beating this drum, but (mostly) for a more mundane reason. Often my friends poo-poo the...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: So, you want to buy some body armor but haven't a clue?
Replies: 24
Views: 594

Re: So, you want to buy some body armor but haven't a clue?

UHMWPE, last I checked (2018?), is sensitive to heat..... .....I feel like I've seen combined ceramic/UHMWPE, and that sounds like a good combo to me, but I think they are expensive. my research matches your own. UHMWPE is just longer chains of molecules than milk jugs from my understanding, and th...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: So, you want to buy some body armor but haven't a clue?
Replies: 24
Views: 594

Re: So, you want to buy some body armor but haven't a clue?

just heard from a buddy in another state; he said he managed to get some of the botach plates in a restock today, got 2 of the last 3 plates in stock 45 minutes after the restock email went out. So while everything is OOS right now if you are fast you can still probably get some.
by RonnyRonin
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)
Replies: 144
Views: 12495

Re: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)

my income has gone up considerably since the last stimulus check (feels weird to say) and I'm having trouble thinking of more cracks to fill in my preps. I hurried and scurried at the start of Covid and bolstered my food supplies and most little things I'd been putting off; since I haven't really us...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?
Replies: 19
Views: 485

Re: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?

car haulers and other large cargo trailers have always been appealing to me for building out; but I had "vacation house/emergency BOL" in mind more than primary dwelling, so my math would be quite a bit different. Since they are a nice perfect quadrilateral most of the time insulating with foam shee...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: So, you want to buy some body armor but haven't a clue?
Replies: 24
Views: 594

Re: So, you want to buy some body armor but haven't a clue?

I've spent a good amount of time researching cheap armor and the various low-budet options; I'm willing to take a lot of risks in regard to armor that most people seem to find a bit scary but here is my take: -Old as dirt police surplus soft vests still stop bullets. I used to be able to get them fo...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?
Replies: 19
Views: 485

Re: Zombie Squad: Tiny House edition?

I think propane is the wisest fuel to standardize on for cooking, heating and water. I can't imagine getting a custom trailer built could beat a used one, but I haven't compared prices. Quotes are in order, but I just know what people in the US tend to like to earn for their labor vs. what people te...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The State of Oregon is on Fire
Replies: 19
Views: 754

Re: The State of Oregon is on Fire

Been talking with some friends and relatives back in Oregon; I couldn't say whether some of the fires were intentionally set or not, but the feeling on the ground is that they are and that the local LEO response has been lacking. Supposedly 8 fires were set in my home county last night, and rumor is...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Good loaded mag grab & go storage?
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: Good loaded mag grab & go storage?

one for M193 and one for M855 I'm curious about this, what is the thought process for using one over the other in any given situation? Personally my favorite for GI aluminum magazines is the 200rd SAW pouch; fits 12 magazines in an incredibly small footprint, only carries 8-10 pmags but they are ve...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The New & Improved, "What have you done to your AR today" thread
Replies: 26
Views: 900

Re: The New & Improved, "What have you done to your AR today" thread

The ambi safety I'm kinda on the fence about. I'm right-handed and so is my wife, but we do have southpaw friends and it is nice to be able to see the status of the safety easily no matter which side is up when it's on the shooting bench. Unfortunately, in the fire position it rubs on my trigger fi...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Portland Violence
Replies: 74
Views: 3104

Re: Portland Violence

But looters and rioters don't attack private homes. They don't attack community centers. In Minneapolis, there was a small independent bookstore that was untouched. All the blocks around it were basically looted or even leveled, burned down. And that store just remained untouched through weeks of r...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Wisconsin Police Shooting and Protests
Replies: 77
Views: 2398

Re: Wisconsin Police Shooting and Protests

I saw an explicit claim today that the AR belonged to a friend (that was named) and no state line crossing occurred. If I can find an official version of this claim I'll try to post a link.
by RonnyRonin
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Wisconsin Police Shooting and Protests
Replies: 77
Views: 2398

Re: Wisconsin Police Shooting and Protests

The story has been updated - From NPR : Illinois Teen Arrested After 3 Shot, 2 Fatally, In Kenosha, Wis., Overnight If the third person shot is the one I'm thinking it is, dude might end up losing his right arm due to the damage sustained when he tried to attack the kid while he was down. The damag...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1336
Views: 91854

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

*WITHOUT* discussing the politics of the upcoming election, is anyone else making preparations based around violence anticipated in the days after the election or perhaps the day after results are certified? Normally I'd say "not much," but i'm in a unique position this year. For the first time in ...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Android bug out app recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 3313

Re: Android bug out app recommendations?

wolf_from_wv wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:20 pm
Anyone use the Android Team Awareness Kit (CivTak) or OsmAnd?
I downloaded OsmAnd, haven't used it much but it does seem fairly useful.

Police scanner apps can be useful; you can listen in to places outside the range of radio scanners.
by RonnyRonin
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1336
Views: 91854

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

While overall crime is down, I'm hearing reporting that homicides in particular are up. Is anyone else hearing the same? Could the protests alone account for the difference (for instance in my nearest metro area the 40% increase only amounts to 12 cases in the absolute sense) or is this indicative o...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1336
Views: 91854

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

Welp, except for an NFAC member having a negligent discharge that wounded three of her fellow "Not F*cking Around Coalition" militia members, things apparently weren't too terrible in Louisville. From what little reporting I saw it looked like everything went darn smoothly; police and EMS respondin...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1336
Views: 91854

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

If "de-funding" kicks off in earnest or otherwise things kick off to a higher level, I expect our world to look a little different. The article below is informative: https://news.yahoo.com/amphtml/special-report-drug-cartel-narco-110728469.html Fascinating. I continue to find Mexico educational, an...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
Replies: 123
Views: 7527

Re: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

"weaponized cars" are an interesting phenomena I have not quite gathered my thoughts on. After Nice France, and Toronto Canada, it seemed the genie was out of the bottle, in sort of a "why hasn't anyone thought of this before?" sort of way. I have retreated a bit from the news, but in general that t...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Bow vs air rifle for shtf/prepping?
Replies: 15
Views: 1320

Re: Bow vs air rifle for shtf/prepping?

The few airguns I have seen in person where very finicky, and hardly ever got two shots off in a row. while I hear tails of reliable airguns that will hunt mid-sized game, they remain hypothetical to me. Most of the bow technology these days goes into compound bows; these require modern arrows to my...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
Replies: 123
Views: 7527

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: 1561

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 ...

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