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by Shaper
Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Appropriate length for an indoor defensive weapon?
Replies: 7
Views: 1201

Re: Appropriate length for an indoor defensive weapon?

No boomstick?

Ok, I'll play.

RMJ Shrike Tomahawk in the off hand (Mainly for hooking, blocking, disarming, and controlling extremities...Cold Steel Roman Gladius, or similar poky stick, in the dominant hand (Mainly for thrusting or attacking the opponent' weapon hand)
by Shaper
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The All Purpose AK Thread
Replies: 4237
Views: 190027

Re: The All Purpose AK Thread

Crappy cell phone pic, but I finally found time to get the VEPR converted. :clap:


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by Shaper
Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Ultimate Post Apocalypse Home Defense Security Plan
Replies: 30
Views: 4222

Re: The Ultimate Post Apocalypse Home Defense Security Plan

Well, believe it or not, you can control a home invasion. The level of control you have depends on your preparations. Can you lose control in a home invasion, sure. I agree that criminals can act in an unpredictable manner. The point is, with physical barriers between you and the criminal that HAVE...
by Shaper
Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Ultimate Post Apocalypse Home Defense Security Plan
Replies: 30
Views: 4222

Re: The Ultimate Post Apocalypse Home Defense Security Plan

Well, believe it or not, you can control a home invasion. The level of control you have depends on your preparations. Can you lose control in a home invasion, sure. I agree that criminals can act in an unpredictable manner. The point is, with physical barriers between you and the criminal that HAVE...
by Shaper
Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Intro CQC Strikes for Survival: My Syllabus
Replies: 55
Views: 9064

Re: Intro CQC Strikes for Survival: My Syllabus

closed fists to the body, palms to the face imho p.s. last time i hit guy in the body 3 times (closed fists, knuckles) i messed up my elbow... LOL :D my arm did not properly extend and I used a lot of force in the punch Even though the body is a softer target your fists will end up running into a h...
by Shaper
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Intro CQC Strikes for Survival: My Syllabus
Replies: 55
Views: 9064

Re: Intro CQC Strikes for Survival: My Syllabus

Other than the "dracula guard" (otherwise known as the "please take my back, head and arm choke, or break my ribs" guard)... ...you could of just summed up the posts by saying..."Wing Chun Kung Fu" Chops, eye gouges, low kicks, reactive high guard (i.e. Bong Sau/Wing Arm) are all covered extensively...
by Shaper
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Wanna be like Batman: Keysi Fighting Method
Replies: 62
Views: 4445

Re: Wanna be like Batman: Keysi Fighting Method

For the OP and anyone else interested... https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1QlKP2zXtzA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It's not perfect, but a MUCH more applicable method in which you can blend elbow destructions/defections. Notice how he shows problems he has fo...
by Shaper
Thu May 30, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Very much a recomended read!
Replies: 12
Views: 1990

Re: Very much a recomended read!

MasterMaker wrote:Wasn't aware that the author had changed the blog so I fixed my original post and added a link to download(or read online) book one.
Sweet. Thanks dude!
by Shaper
Wed May 29, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: All Things Permaculture.
Replies: 157
Views: 19195

Re: All Things Permaculture.

Where in the herb spiral is the best place to grow ginger? Or is the herb spiral not the best place for it? If you have to grow it in an herb spiral it would go towards the bottom as they are more water loving than not. It is after all, a tropical plant. However, depending on the climate, overall u...
by Shaper
Tue May 28, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Very much a recomended read!
Replies: 12
Views: 1990

Re: Very much a recomended read!

I'm confused from that link as to where to start, and what to read.

Apparently, I'm blog illiterate.

Any help?
by Shaper
Sun May 26, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Wanna be like Batman: Keysi Fighting Method
Replies: 62
Views: 4445

Re: Wanna be like Batman: Keysi Fighting Method

Yeap, because if I ever get attacked at a picnic, I'll choose to stay seated, you know because I'm on vacation, and the other guy won't tie up with me at that range and he will generously stay still and let me hit him with rabbit punches Honestly, this stuff reeks of Bullshido. Gorram...Shaper, I t...
by Shaper
Sun May 26, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Wanna be like Batman: Keysi Fighting Method
Replies: 62
Views: 4445

Re: Wanna be like Batman: Keysi Fighting Method

Believe me, I'm no "Master" either, but I have been around the game long enough to recognize the utility (or lack thereof) of movement in combat. Every martial artist has their own journey to walk, so I do not begrudge you your choice. I would however request that if you stick with this stuff, you w...
by Shaper
Sat May 25, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Wanna be like Batman: Keysi Fighting Method
Replies: 62
Views: 4445

Re: Wanna be like Batman: Keysi Fighting Method

Yeap, because if I ever get attacked at a picnic, I'll choose to stay seated, you know because I'm on vacation, and the other guy won't tie up with me at that range and he will generously stay still and let me hit him with rabbit punches. And if anyone pulls that crap in my guard like 0:26, they wou...
by Shaper
Thu May 16, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: All Things Permaculture.
Replies: 157
Views: 19195

Re: All Things Permaculture.

I've never been able to grow peaches or sweet cherries without spraying, and I've never seen anyone here (Georgia) do it either. How are you managing this since you're still on the East Coast? Do you mean spraying with pesticides? I have found the bands coated in petroleum jelly I mention in my ETA...
by Shaper
Wed May 15, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: All Things Permaculture.
Replies: 157
Views: 19195

Re: All Things Permaculture.

That's what we use for the goats, but I don't want the goats at the fruit trees. I can always encourage the chickens over to that area by feeding them there. They'll come back every day to see if I put more scratch out and if they don't find any, they'll eat the buggies instead. I haven't decided i...
by Shaper
Wed May 15, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: All Things Permaculture.
Replies: 157
Views: 19195

Re: All Things Permaculture.

I do have free-ranging chickens and guinea fowl, also. I'm not sure how much time mine spend around my fruit trees, though. They love the field and the woods best, it seems. Fence around the fruit trees to keep the fowl in? Yeap. Movable solar electric net fencing. :) ETA: http://www.premier1suppli...
by Shaper
Tue May 14, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: All Things Permaculture.
Replies: 157
Views: 19195

Re: All Things Permaculture.

My first steps toward permaculture were to plant some fruit trees. Planted in March: This is my Methley Plum tree purchased from the local Southern States: My Redhaven Peach tree purchased from the local Southern States: which is now showing some little baby peaches: These next two images are of th...
by Shaper
Mon May 06, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Wanna be like Batman: Keysi Fighting Method
Replies: 62
Views: 4445

Re: Wanna be like Batman: Keysi Fighting Method

LOL, that is actually exactly what I'm doing right now. JKD is cool but very unnatural so far. I'd forgotten what it was like to be so terrible.... Out of curiosity, what are you finding unnatural? Leading with my right foot/hand is the biggest thing, and probably my biggest weakness. Up until now ...
by Shaper
Mon May 06, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Wanna be like Batman: Keysi Fighting Method
Replies: 62
Views: 4445

Re: Wanna be like Batman: Keysi Fighting Method

feedthedog wrote: LOL, that is actually exactly what I'm doing right now. JKD is cool but very unnatural so far. I'd forgotten what it was like to be so terrible....
Out of curiosity, what are you finding unnatural?
by Shaper
Mon May 06, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Wanna be like Batman: Keysi Fighting Method
Replies: 62
Views: 4445

Re: Wanna be like Batman: Keysi Fighting Method

While I agree that there is not a whole lot in every system that applies to me, it's hard to find the valuable stuff without trying the not so useful stuff. I'm pretty sure that there is not going to be one system that works for everyone. I tend to be fairly agressive, and I'm big and strong enough...
by Shaper
Mon May 06, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Wanna be like Batman: Keysi Fighting Method
Replies: 62
Views: 4445

Re: Wanna be like Batman: Keysi Fighting Method

While I agree that there is not a whole lot in every system that applies to me, it's hard to find the valuable stuff without trying the not so useful stuff. I'm pretty sure that there is not going to be one system that works for everyone. I tend to be fairly agressive, and I'm big and strong enough...
by Shaper
Mon May 06, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Wanna be like Batman: Keysi Fighting Method
Replies: 62
Views: 4445

Re: Wanna be like Batman: Keysi Fighting Method

Of the different new-er "combat" related self defense systems out there (and I've experienced a few myself) i.e. Krav Global, CKM, IKMA, Keysi, Systema, etc. I'd say other than the small amount of basic boxing/and MT they teach (poorly usually), about 10% of the rest of their curriculums are legit, ...
by Shaper
Mon May 06, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: All Things Permaculture.
Replies: 157
Views: 19195

Re: All Things Permaculture.

Blacksmith wrote:
Ah, I thought your were saying you shouldn't use mulch sometimes and leave bare soil and not fill in blank spaces with something, lol.
Nature abhors a vacuum, something will grow there eventually if you don't put something down.
Too right, good sir!
by Shaper
Sun May 05, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: All Things Permaculture.
Replies: 157
Views: 19195

Re: All Things Permaculture.

When in doubt, just mulch heavily until you determine the best use of each space during the growth and progression of the overall design. Maybe. Depends upon the type of mulch and what you plan on growing later. What? Different kinds of mulch release different things into the soil. Some mulches con...

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