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by sdg
Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new forum member from california
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: new forum member from california

Welcome. Central Coast here....
by sdg
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Dave Canterbury exposed.
Replies: 197
Views: 15097

Re: Dave Canterbury exposed.

I haven't read the whole thread, but feel compelled to add my 2 cents. I like Dave. I liked the chemistry on the show and even my wife and two daughters enjoyed it. We tried watching the new show and none of us liked it. Even my 6 year old daughter asked what was wrong with the new guy. Maybe the ch...
by sdg
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Heater Buddy - Indoor Safe Propane Heater
Replies: 58
Views: 8063

Re: Heater Buddy - Indoor Safe Propane Heater

We live outside of city limits and, unfortunately, are on propane. Since heating a home with propane is ridiculously expensive, we pretty much don't run the heater at all. We do, however, use our Mr. Heater with a small fan in the living room when things get extra chilly... works great. I highly rec...
by sdg
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Planner Software-Worth it?
Replies: 12
Views: 1243

Re: Food Storage Planner Software-Worth it?

I use Food Storage Planner and I think it's worth it for me, but I can't say if it's worth it for you. My storage is for a very large family and I need this type of set up, because it saves me time and headaches. Another thing I use to keep inventory is "Out of Milk" it's an app for my phone. I can...
by sdg
Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Full size 9mm Recommendations
Replies: 69
Views: 7296

Re: Full size 9mm Recommendations

Unless you want to create self defense issues by planning to buy for home defense a pistol with completely different ergonomics, manual of operation, and non-compatible magazines, by all means any from the list. When you hear glass breaking at 0400, grab whatever pistol was handy with unknown mags,...
by sdg
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Planner Software-Worth it?
Replies: 12
Views: 1243

Re: Re: Food Storage Planner Software-Worth it?

PackLemming wrote:You maybe better off finding a cheap UPC bar code scanner that has stock monitoring software for your home computer if you are serious about storing food.
Do you have a suggestion on such software?
by sdg
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Planner Software-Worth it?
Replies: 12
Views: 1243

Food Storage Planner Software-Worth it?

I've seen this software mentioned here a few times but there's not a lot of info on it. It seems there used to be a demo version but I can't find it. Who uses it? How do you like it? Are there any other programs that work better? I have a family of 4 that I am working on preps for and would like som...
by sdg
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Full size 9mm Recommendations
Replies: 69
Views: 7296

Re: Full size 9mm Recommendations

I bought a full size M&P a couple months ago for home defense. I love it so much I bought a compact about a month ago... They are both fantastic guns. They fit my hands great and shoot just as well... no regrets. When I first set out to buy a handgun, I was dead set on buying a Glock. The Glocks jus...
by sdg
Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Recommend me a flashlight
Replies: 18
Views: 1405

Re: Recommend me a flashlight

The Surefire Fury is a great recommendation. 500 (real, not advertised) lumens is a lot of light. She'll need a lot since she'll be using it during the day.... Another good choice would be an E2DL or LX2 (same output and beam, different user interface). The very focused and tight beam is good for da...
by sdg
Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New guy from Cali
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: New guy from Cali

Welcome from San Luis Obispo.
by sdg
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: handgun choices
Replies: 31
Views: 1411

Re: handgun choices

I was recently shopping for my first handgun... daunting experience. The number of choices made my head spin! I looked at a ton of guns and settled on a full size M&P. MY wife and I shot 250 rounds through it this past weekend and loved every minute of it. The gun feels great in the hand and is very...
by sdg
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minimum Automotive Tools needed =?
Replies: 44
Views: 2632

Re: Minimum Automotive Tools needed =?

All depends on your car.... I haven't read the entire thread, but the above is spot on. I work in a repair shop and can tell you for a fact that cars require aaaallll kinds of different tools. Some cars are better than others but it's amazing (and incredibly aggravating at times) how many tools a l...
by sdg
Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Emisions Questions - Exemptions
Replies: 16
Views: 593

Re: Emisions Questions - Exemptions

I'm confused. You referred to C.A.R.B. but also said you were wondering about being able to pass NYS emissions inspection... what state are you in? I'll answer assuming C.A.R.B. restrictions apply. 1) How old does a car or truck have to be before it's emissions exempt? (Or was it a specific year in ...
by sdg
Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Which 3 lights would you have in the PAW?
Replies: 51
Views: 2685

Re: Which 3 lights would you have in the PAW?

I have a Surefire U2 Ultra, Surefire Z2 LED, and Petzl Tactikka Plus headlamp. Gotta have a headlamp IMO. U2 awesome light... Absolutely. I keep one in the night stand and one in my family emergency go-bag. In the real world, when I'm not limited by a thread title, the U2 would also go with me or w...
by sdg
Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How to Make “Firewood” from Newspaper
Replies: 31
Views: 5626

Re: How to Make “Firewood” from Newspaper

Our shredder took a dump on us a while back and we have since been stuffing all our to-shred documents into a bag. I decided to try this rather than shred... went pretty quickly. I think I need to work on my soak time but i they burn OK, I'll keep this up rather than throw the shreds in the garbage....
by sdg
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Which 3 lights would you have in the PAW?
Replies: 51
Views: 2685

Re: Which 3 lights would you have in the PAW?

First and foremost would be a Zebralight headlamp... floody, great low setting, excellent run times. The other two would be my "dual fuel" (as I like to call them) lights. A Surefire 6P with a Malkoff M60LL and a single cell adapter that allows me to run the light on 2 CR123's or 2 AA's. With a 1 or...
by sdg
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Critique my BOB V 2.0
Replies: 24
Views: 3404

Re: Critique my BOB V 2.0

People have offered some good suggestions but maybe consider an LED headlamp unless I missed it. You have shelter, extra clothing and water treatment items. Any BOB that has exposure and dehydration risks mitigated is a win in my book. You beat me to it. Definitely add a headlamp. Also, consider an...
by sdg
Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: MSR Whisperlite Universal -- Completed Review
Replies: 15
Views: 1333

Re: MSR Whisperlite Universal -- Completed Review

hikin_jim wrote:The reasons are many....
Thanks for the response, Jim. I should have been more clear. I understand the versatility of a stove that can use pretty much any petroleum based fuel. My question was (aside from poorly articulated) meant to ask why a stove that can use liquid fuels and canister gas.
by sdg
Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Flashlights
Replies: 15
Views: 1475

Re: Flashlights

The main reason that i dont like LED's is that most of the time you get a real bright light, but you can only see about 3 feet with 'em. Maybe i just had a streak of bad luck with LEDs and only used cheap shoddy ones, But i will admit I purchased the Sidewinder from Streamlight, and so far I am ver...
by sdg
Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Just Returned from Flashlight World
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Just Returned from Flashlight World

phractal wrote:I'm partial to CandlePowerForums.com. 8-)
Been there, done that. I now have a pile of Surefires to show for it... love them.
by sdg
Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: MSR Whisperlite Universal -- Completed Review
Replies: 15
Views: 1333

Re: MSR Whisperlite Universal -- Completed Review

Nice. I bought a Whisperlite and Dragonfly used at a swap meet recently. Both seem like great stoves. One of my daughters was pretend camping today so I joined her and we made mac & cheese with the Whisperlite. It was the first time I used the stove and it worked perfectly... I like it. One question...
by sdg
Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: MSR Whisperlite versus PocketRocket & Review 1/23/10 56K ***
Replies: 46
Views: 7669

Re: MSR Whisperlite versus PocketRocket & Review 1/23/10 56K

Got it. Thanks for the info!
by sdg
Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: MSR Whisperlite versus PocketRocket & Review 1/23/10 56K ***
Replies: 46
Views: 7669

Re: MSR Whisperlite versus PocketRocket & Review 1/23/10 56K

Anyone know the difference between the Whisperlite and the Whisperlite Internationale (aside from the obvious). Can the standard model be converted? Thanks! I just picked up a Whisperlite, a DragonFly, cylind, about 6 bottles and some spare parts at a swap meet for a great price... looking forward t...
by sdg
Sun May 15, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Picking a Surefire flashlight
Replies: 37
Views: 2909

Re: Picking a Surefire flashlight

I currently EDC a Surefire C2 Centurion. I had a 120 lumen P61 bulb in it, but it sucked batteries dry in no time, so I switched back to the 60 lumen P60, hoping a P60L comes through the store I work at soon. Keep an eye on the candlepower forums classifieds: http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/forumd...

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