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by Mister Dark
Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Any incipient panic buying in your AO?
Replies: 126
Views: 9339

Re: Any incipient panic buying in your AO?

I think that you recently reminded me that I should just move outta' here, LOL :mrgreen:[/quote] This. In my AO ( a deep southern state) there is certainly a lot more activity at the LGS's. But there is still plenty in stock, of most everything. AR's (and assorted accruetments) seem to have magicall...
by Mister Dark
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Stupid short, Ultra light
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

Re: Stupid short, Ultra light

My CX4 is at 6lbs and 28" (unsuppressed). How much does the 9mm from a 16" barrel gives up to the 5.56 from 7.5"? well, let's go see. According to a fairly reputable site, Speer 124gr. Gold Dot pops out of a CX4 (they really tested one) at 1354fps. That calculates to 504 ft/lbs of energy on target....
by Mister Dark
Sat May 28, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB in a bag. The Green Bag Of Survival.
Replies: 11
Views: 1910

Re: BOB in a bag. The Green Bag Of Survival.

Well, there I was, thinking I had just about everything I could ever want... Sigh. Cool gear, and excellent real world kit. I can see the gear you have there, getting you thru several days, no prob. I've been working on a less-functional version, something that would fit in a cargo pocket. Looks lik...
by Mister Dark
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Finally picked up a Handgun (Taurus PT709)
Replies: 11
Views: 1192

Re: Finally picked up a Handgun (Taurus PT709)

If you are 400 rounds into it with no errors, you have a good one. I had a 709 Slim right after they came out with the series. After a few hundred rounds, it settled down enough that I kinda trusted it. Loved the light weight, though. Only reason I sold it was the low round count in a single stack (...
by Mister Dark
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: perfect planing to store water
Replies: 6
Views: 1296

Re: perfect planing to store water

Since the human body is composed of up to 78% water Ideally, a person should drink about a gallon of water per day. so one needs to store water for emergencies. what perfect way to store water ? Welcome to ZS. There is no "perfect" way to store water, it all depends on your environment ,how much sp...
by Mister Dark
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: SAK madness. Hercules and belt!
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: SAK madness. Hercules and belt!

Nice writeup, WW. I managed to close a blade on my index finger when I was a wee child, and have stayed away from them ever since. Not the knife's fault, but hey, I was 8 years old. Here's a good debate starter: In your honest opinion, and from a bushcrafty perspective, is a good SAK better or worse...
by Mister Dark
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Question
Replies: 14
Views: 850

Re: Question

I read this site http://www.theplacewithnoname.com/blogs/klessons/p/0001.html , thankfully.. That website was the motivation for me to finally start prepping, 8+ years ago. I drove a couple of trucks down to the area after the storm, and worked in the city a bit a few months after things "settled d...
by Mister Dark
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Question
Replies: 14
Views: 850

Re: Question

What the earlier comments said.

It is a good place to start. Red Cross and FEMA have both bumped their "We are on the way" criteria to 4 days, but 72 hours, and a bit of motivation, and you can be out of harm's way on your own without their "help". Hopefully.
by Mister Dark
Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Suicide Bombing in Lahore Pakistan
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Re: Suicide Bombing in Lahore Pakistan

It isn't just the terror organizations. It is the whole culture trying to stamp out any moderation or toleration. Here is a real facebook tragedy. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/26/scotland-police-probe-killing-muslim-shopkeeper-who-posted-facebook-easter-message-to-christians.html This. Two ...
by Mister Dark
Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Suicide Bombing in Lahore Pakistan
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Re: Suicide Bombing in Lahore Pakistan

Tragic. not the crap about FB. Tragic the crap about these terror groups continuing to kill just for the hell of it. As far as the typical goals of a terror organization, they have won. I can think of a number of ways to make this chaos stop. All of them are amazingly non-politically correct. As it ...
by Mister Dark
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Pistol Caliber SBR / PDW / SMG Brain Storming
Replies: 21
Views: 2315

Re: Pistol Caliber SBR / PDW / SMG Brain Storming

It would be a tight squeeze to get a Sub2k in that space. Folded down, mine (Glock 19 magwell) is 16" by 7 1/4" tall, measured at the pistol grip. It is not quite that tall at the crown/shoulder stock, but close. So if you can fit a 16 x 7.25 x 1.25 board in your storage compartment, you should be g...
by Mister Dark
Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Let's talk camouflage
Replies: 51
Views: 4965

Re: Let's talk camouflage

I can't believe I am the first to hype Multicam, but yea. In my AO (SE US forests) the multicam pattern really works well. Right in the middle of summer/very early fall when everything is super-green, classic woodland might be slightly better, but not by a lot. With proper movement discipline, eithe...
by Mister Dark
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Started to work into hiking shape
Replies: 14
Views: 658

Re: Started to work into hiking shape

Good job, awesome that you are pushing to get back in shape. It only gets tougher as you age.


Also, I would trade almost anything to be 38 again. In 10 - 15 years, you will be thinking the same thing. Make the best of it!
by Mister Dark
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: JW80's WMBO(LOTS OF PICS)
Replies: 22
Views: 1568

Re: JW80's WMBO(LOTS OF PICS)

+1 on not depending on GPS. It is always a hoot in the car when my family is traveling - 3 GPS devices (counting phones) pointing in 3 different directions, most of the time. +1 on a svensaw. If I have room for one, it always goes with me. Slightly better than a Bahco, at least while it is still sha...
by Mister Dark
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Holly and the Ivy
Replies: 85
Views: 11446

Re: The Holly and the Ivy

Awesome updates! Keep em coming!

(And I would probably go visit Biltmore in the PAW, just to avoid the charges as well)
by Mister Dark
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Modustollens' 7991 km WMBO
Replies: 20
Views: 2594

Re: Modustollens' 7991 km WMBO

Wow! Great trip report, and awesome job on the dx! I have all the parts for a nice portable rig... in a box... in the garage... I have GOT to get it put together and make some contacts.

Your post is great encouragement. Maybe I'll get it together and we can chat soon.

73!
by Mister Dark
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What is Your Life Worth?
Replies: 19
Views: 1197

Re: What is Your Life Worth?

Buy once, cry once. And when it is really important, heck, even the tears dry up quick. I too HATE wasting money, and can guarantee I have wasted a lot of it trying to just "get by" with a cheap (not the same as less expensive) option. I am not a gear snob by any stretch of the imagination, and will...
by Mister Dark
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Solar powered watch
Replies: 33
Views: 3187

Re: Solar powered watch

I picked up the Casio 1300 "Pathfinder" about 8 years ago and it has taken some serious beatings and keeps on ticking. This one but I used my 20% coupon from REI when buying: http://www.amazon.com/Casio-PAW1300-1V-Pathfinder-Watch-Black/dp/B000WCOBJW I don't use many features other than the time, a...
by Mister Dark
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Your favorite light and ultra light gear?
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Your favorite light and ultra light gear?

I am planning to purchase a Granite Gear Virga 2 Ultralight backpack real soon. I have another GG, and it has been amazingly solid for years. Time to upgrade to a 18 oz pack. (less than 1/2 the weight of my current pack) Yes, it is lighter gauge material, but I don't plan on bushwhacking too much wi...
by Mister Dark
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: whats your opinion on a folding saw.
Replies: 19
Views: 1699

Re: whats your opinion on a folding saw.

Looks a bit like a Fiskars folding saw I have, but the teeth are a bit closer together , which I can only hope is a good thing. For a few dollars more, you can get a Bahco Laplander , and just be done. They really are among the most recognized bushcraft saws out there. Very lightweight, cuts thru wo...
by Mister Dark
Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Get Home Bag
Replies: 23
Views: 2814

Re: Get Home Bag

Nice setup! With the option of the gear you have in the car, sounds like you are dialed in. The only thing I could possibly add to the conversation would be regarding the woodstove and fatwood you carry. As it is a relatively short hike, I am not sure a stove is even required, except perhaps for mel...
by Mister Dark
Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Choose wisely What mouse caliber will you bet your life on
Replies: 18
Views: 1206

Re: Choose wisely What mouse caliber will you bet your life

LOL, ok, I'll play. I chose 22LR, only for the reason that I have more experience with it than any of the other choices. 22 will certainly kill, it may take a week or two for sepsis to set in, but it will kill. And I would rather not get shot with any of them, to be honest. Heck, we all know BB's co...
by Mister Dark
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: My GHB Test run
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: My GHB Test run

Pics?



Have you looked at a sawyer mini? It weighs a lot less than the Katy, takes up very little space, and will easily filter enough water for a GHB / 72 hour kit setup.

Shake down trips are always the best.
by Mister Dark
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: multitool
Replies: 40
Views: 6955

Re: multitool

I am a big fan of Leatherman tools. Carried a Skeletool for a long time, like the Wave that emclean mentioned, it has replaceable driver bits. Very cool, except sooner or later they always fall out... I have sent a few Skeletools back to Leatherman to have the small spring-detent device fixed, they ...

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