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by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Magnesium fire starting blocks
Replies: 22
Views: 922

Re: Magnesium fire starting blocks

Redbad. I will not waste your time with reasoning. PM me with your address and I'll send you some small blocks that you will not have to ponder about.

Just one spark and they light.
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: My humble weaponry
Replies: 24
Views: 1498

Re: My humble weaponry

Morph. I like it. Spend most of my time with the bow as well. Great weapon!
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: AR Help
Replies: 36
Views: 1113

Re: AR Help

vya, reread the posts. It is not that hard to understand.
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: AR Help
Replies: 36
Views: 1113

Re: AR Help

Poorly trained conscript army? LOL. Gottdamn. People brag about Israel and the comparison with them and our most basic force is like asking a chairborne waterbrained kid to race against Carl Lewis. The restriction lies within the unanswerable question about legalities. I am beginning to wonder wheth...
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Bartertown
Topic: Cases of MREs
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Re: Cases of MREs

The entire pit below my trailer is full of them. None are for sale. Aging these items is an online "philosophical topic." Comical at best. I had some of the first batch just yesterday. I threw the peanut butter packet out but the dry beef patty hydrated just fine.
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Who here has actually slept in an emergency blanket?
Replies: 54
Views: 3170

Re: Who here has actually slept in an emergency blanket?

Emergency and "space blanket" mean the same thing? If so, many times. It sucks in terms of a comfortable nice full night of sleep. But you do what you have to do.
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6682
Views: 332539

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Before sunup, climbed tree in stand with bow. Got bored, came home. Then, walked part of Stonewall Jackson's flank march and then some on a marathon attempt to see if my F.R.A.N.K. (review will soon follow) would be workable. 9 hours later I am very tired but glad to see I can still do 25+ miles wit...
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: J.O.E.
Replies: 78
Views: 4220

Re: J.O.E.

Sgt Schmuck, I found your test and demonstration to be superb examples of survival know-how, as a priori knowledge seems to be more common on the internet. As for the other guy, I am only glad that more people are showing off what it is important to them during troubles. That 'torch' is brilliant, n...
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Gold or Silver
Replies: 43
Views: 2536

Re: Gold or Silver

Buy as much as you can at its historical high price. I have not purchased any since 2001 but it does hold value. I am selling it here and there.
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How will your career hold up to TEOTWAWKI situation?
Replies: 145
Views: 7316

Re: How will your career hold up to TEOTWAWKI situation?

I am a brewer of dark coffees. Sometimes, at work, I examine zombie scenarios and write solution vignettes. This site helps keep my entire office working.
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fall/winter coat help.
Replies: 39
Views: 3054

Re: Fall/winter coat help.

This website is young I think. Possibly, there are people that have not lived outdoors for weeks at a time in bad weather. If it is an overnight you will learn fairly quickly. If you will live outside you will make good choices or replace your mistakes; the cold is a mean master. I grew up hunting a...
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: A walk in the woods with BOB (pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 1347

Re: A walk in the woods with BOB (pics)

The quality of your pictures make them almost adaptable into a Cormac McCarthy book I am thinking of, no, probably too much green. Your point about water though made me think of how the survival training about drinking has evolved over the past few decades. Orginally, I was always taught to take sma...
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What Type of Gun am I Looking for...
Replies: 38
Views: 1093

Re: What Type of Gun am I Looking for...

If I could only have one for survivor purposes, it would be a .22 Long Rifle.
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: J.O.E.
Replies: 78
Views: 4220

Re: J.O.E.

Cauldron, still trying to find both of those POC's. The 'hawk on the right I purchased over the phone from a company (forge) in MO, I just can't find the info. They used to have a website. You can see it is pretty dirty, I had used it earlier for digging some scrapes. Although difficult to argue aga...
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Raven's tiniest kit
Replies: 17
Views: 1143

Re: Raven's tiniest kit

Good stuff Ironraven. The next thing you know, someone is going to hollow out the end of a big hunting knife with the same idea in mind. LOL.

Those fobs are great, as are the tiny Otter boxes one can buy. With a decent small neck knife and a length of cord, your neck can carry the essentials.
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Group Story Write - "3 Days After"
Replies: 410
Views: 30766

Re: Group Story Write - "3 Days After"

The various paths that had been used to move to and from the cabin were not very difficult to find, and soon afterward the group assigned to that task had settled into a nice vantage point where they could both observe the cabin and discuss their next careful step. Bo, in charge, decided to wait aft...
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Quick, defend yourself: What do you have on hand RIGHT now?
Replies: 1225
Views: 70278

Re: Quick, defend yourself: What do you have on hand RIGHT now?

That's a good question, since I am working. Very, very close by, I have my brain. In my pockets, a firestarter and a Strider folder. In my laptop B.O.B. (arms reach), I a Sigg P226 and a Sog knife. (as well as one of my mini B.O.B.s) Within 25 yards I have a truck, a carbine (5.56) a tomahawk (and o...
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Paintball, tactics that (might) carry over to real combat
Replies: 42
Views: 2611

Re: Paintball, tactics that (might) carry over to real combat

Morph. I'll give you credit for mentioning communication and team building, and the Miles was designed for similiar contests, those which require referees and judges to assess BD; however, it is Murph that often decides outcomes when playing for real. After thinking about it longer, I would add that...
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: I'm going to Colombia... (update, AAR w/ photos)
Replies: 31
Views: 1752

Re: I'm going to Colombia, need advise.

I have been a few times. Don't sweat it. Especially on a mission trip, if this means the same to you as it does to me. You will be saddened by the poverty you see but strengthened by the great faith and resolve. My church sent 50 people last year with a great many teenagers and they were all strengt...
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: J.O.E.
Replies: 78
Views: 4220

Re: J.O.E.

Merovech. I am not very easily offended. Your drama-zen is strong. It is almost like that old Clash song begging the question of remaining or departing, and yet, Gregory of Tours only mentioned you once! All over this great country teenagers yearn to see what it is you have in your book bag. I will ...
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: J.O.E.
Replies: 78
Views: 4220

Re: J.O.E.

If you are in NE, there is a U.S. Marine scout sniper up in Mass that makes one of the most wicked hawks I own. He has his own forge and his work is fantastic. The one I have has a spike opposite the blade but he has another with a hammer. As I plan on hunting for a few days, it might be awhile befo...
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: survive the road game
Replies: 13
Views: 2598

Re: survive the road game

I tried to start it but as soon as I provided an email address a window popped up saying I was banned.
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: What to do with deer meat
Replies: 23
Views: 1365

Re: What to do with deer meat

You do not list what you do or how much time you have on your hands or money to spend. I laugh though at what is commonly known as beginners luck. If you start to think you cannot possibly get it right, see http://www.h4hungry.org/ . This org does a lot of good. If you start to think you can only ge...
by Sgt.Joe_ST.Ragman
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: J.O.E.
Replies: 78
Views: 4220

Re: J.O.E.

Tomahawk on left http://www.rmjforge.com/Tactical%20Tomahawks.htm Tomahawk on right - I'll have to find the business card tomorrow at work. I have only one "trade" hawk. The rest are meant for hard work. The RMJ you can especially enjoy knowing that your great-great-great-great grandson can also use...

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