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by Foxy
Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Ray Mears Conundrum, Parang or Axe?
Replies: 16
Views: 3155

Re: Ray Mears Conundrum, Parang or Axe?

+1 to it being environmentally dependent. The parang / machete seems to excel in the jungle for two reasons... -it's large cutting surface and balanced weight distribution are perfect for bush wacking and trial cutting. -many jungle plants (those that one might be cutting in any case) are smaller an...
by Foxy
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Strangers on the Road - A bugout what if.
Replies: 50
Views: 5680

Re: Strangers on the Road - A bugout what if.

I'm going to make some assumptions here... -I'm my team is with me. -Bugging out on foot. -I see them before they see me. The last one being the most important, If the terrain permits, it's more likely that we'll be traveling 50-100m off a road, maybe more if the GPS is still reliable. With this in ...
by Foxy
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: PAW Stairwell Navigation
Replies: 56
Views: 6052

Re: PAW Stairwell Navigation

I'd imagine that anchoring a rope to the top rail of the stairwell, then using a friction breaking rig attached to your gear to slide your bags down the rope to the bottom floor would be the quickest way to move your gear out. As for getting down there with out running into any one... -consider goin...
by Foxy
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Hawaii
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Hello from Hawaii

Aloha! Also formerly being from the islands can I ask what Island are you from? :D

I've always wanted to move back to the Big island!
by Foxy
Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: What else can we do with a wedding ring?
Replies: 23
Views: 3681

Re: What else can we do with a wedding ring?

I've always wanted to micro laser engrave part of a onetime pad http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-time_pad onto the inside band of my wedding ring, with my wife carrying the corresponding pad to decode it, seems like it would be useful for passing encrypted info back and forth if you ever needed to! ...
by Foxy
Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Went to check my GHB and its gone
Replies: 25
Views: 3510

Re: Went to check my GHB and its gone

I feel for you mate, The biggest thing about getting your kit jacked is not necessarily the monetary value of the items lost, but rather the time and energy that went into compiling all the elements of a kit from around your area :vmad:
by Foxy
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Barter System in a PAW, what equals what?
Replies: 36
Views: 3829

Re: Barter System in a PAW, what equals what?

For me bartering items would break down into two categories: essential and comfort for example. Essential: -Food -Medical supply -Weapons and Ammo -Clothing, shoes -Knive, flashlight, fire Comfort: -Soap / sundry items -Spices / comfort foods -Alcohol, tobacco, ect -Precious metals Obviously any of ...
by Foxy
Tue May 08, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Electro Magnetic Pulse - Major step in any endgame
Replies: 48
Views: 6280

Re: Electro Magnetic Pulse - Major step in any endgame

Does this mean my ACOG won't work? No, silly... Simply means you will need to replace your ACOG's cr123's with the ones you stored in your Farraday cage. You did store your cr123's in your Farraday cage, right???? Does this mean my ACOG won't work? If it uses semiconductors (as in Light Emitting Di...
by Foxy
Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: DUCT TAPE!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 2115

Re: DUCT TAPE!!!!!

surely somebody has created a book of duct tape ideas and plans, and if not.......hmmmmm my daughter once made a prom dress from duct tape. she wore it to prom to. http://www.kidlantis.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Stick-It-99-DIY-Duct-Tape-Projects.jpg http://img2.imagesbn.com/images/121200000/12...
by Foxy
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Carbide saw?
Replies: 10
Views: 962

Re: Carbide saw?

Depending on your model of hacksaw, Carbide wire blades are an option. I threw one in my Gerber hatchet handle because, hell its small and light thought I don't pack a way of properly securing the blade short of some McGyver field craft. That said it will cut a lock hasp but it is painfully ineffici...
by Foxy
Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Home made armor plates
Replies: 103
Views: 15951

Re: Home made armor plates

Here are the writings of the great Gecko 45. http://lonelymachines.org/mall-ninjas/ Man I forgot how good a read that was, I only wish they had the original thread :twisted: Also, maybe somewhat pertinent to this thread (probably not but) Masterlocks are a poor choice for stopping a 55grain fmj 5.5...
by Foxy
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Home made armor plates
Replies: 103
Views: 15951

Re: Home made armor plates

As noted in the video laminating the tiles in duct tape, or more ideally resin soaked kevlar is essential to the bullet proof properties. Also I would imagine that the ability to stop rounds would greatly be enhanced if he were shooting at porcelain tiles (I'm assuming the tiles being shot to be ea...
by Foxy
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Home made armor plates
Replies: 103
Views: 15951

Re: Home made armor plates

Foxy, thanks for the tip on the fiberglass, but for now I'm going to test his original idea first. If it works, or even if it doesn't, I'll have a basis for myself as to the bare minimums of DIY ballistic armor. Sometimes prepping isn't just about materials, it's about knowledge... in a situation w...
by Foxy
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:47 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Home made armor plates
Replies: 103
Views: 15951

Re: Home made armor plates

Interesting post jehicks87. To be honest I'm a big DIY sort of person, of course when it comes to safety equipment I'm not as keen on the idea. However I just bought a TAG plate carrier, mostly so had something to strap my mag pounces to when I go to shoot (while i save up for some proper web gear)....
by Foxy
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:25 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Your pet is quite plump....
Replies: 228
Views: 27653

Re: Your pet is quite plump....

Things would need to be pritty bad for me to look at my dog as a meal (like I'm on the verge of blacking out when I stand up starving), Chowing down on the dog food before the dog would also be one way I tried to stretch out my resources before throwing him in the pot. To me it boils down to how use...
by Foxy
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Aloha from Hawaii
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Aloha from Hawaii

Aloha right back! I'm from the Islands myself but live on the mainland now. Yea this forum is good fun, plus there's lots of good info particularly in the area of disaster prep and bugging in / out. Being from HI I've determined the probably natural disaster are earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and...
by Foxy
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Worst places to be when TSHTF
Replies: 283
Views: 37878

Re: Worst places to be when TSHTF

1) Large airports in any major city: any outbreak would probably cause the CDC to close and probably lock down / quarantine the airport, meaning that I'd be locked in far from home or at least without a car (usually get a ride to the airport whenever I fly). Even if the airport isn't locked down my ...
by Foxy
Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Stupid shit you can't live without.
Replies: 164
Views: 11949

Re: Stupid shit you can't live without.

Gloves! I have no idea why but despite the rest of my body staying toasty warm in whatever I'm wearing my hands always end up freezing, reducing my dexterity and generally making me miserable. And as many have said nicotine, generally in the form of chew, If someone wanted to tear through a building...
by Foxy
Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: dumbest thing youve ever done with a firearm
Replies: 230
Views: 16847

Re: dumbest thing youve ever done with a firearm

Had a near death experience myself. Was at the armory drill weekend and had been cleaning M-4s all weekend to prep for COMET inspection, literally 12 hours of star chambers and barrel swabbing. My fingers are numb, my ass is asleep, and I may have been high from sucking CLP for most of the day. As I...
by Foxy
Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Memphis Woman's Dying Words Help Boyfriend Who Shot Her
Replies: 64
Views: 5382

Re: Memphis Woman's Dying Words Help Boyfriend Who Shot Her

Another point to consider (correct me if I'm Wrong, my legal-fu is weak), but don't many states (maybe not this one) have "duty to retreat" clauses written into their self-defense legislation? So in this situation even if the person who popped out from behind the shower curtain was the serial killer...
by Foxy
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: DUMBEST F*&@king thing you've ever heard NOT ON THE ZS FORUM
Replies: 1355
Views: 60426

Re: DUMBEST F*&@king thing you've ever heard...

"Yea the 50. cal is such a powerful round if it even passes with in feet of you it'll tear your arm off" "Right... SO then why do the ones that I've fired only punch nice neat holes in paper targets at 200m?" "...Well the round that the military has are way more powerful than the stuff than you can ...
by Foxy
Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:53 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: WTF Ammo Thread!!!
Replies: 99
Views: 23799

Re: WTF Ammo Thread!!!

... of course there's these guys... http://www.extremeshockusa.com/gfx_splash/top_2.jpg It's a new war, and our nations best warriors now carry the world's most devastating ammunition! As we entrust the de-fense of our freedom in our finest professionals, they now carry an advantage beyond their ow...
by Foxy
Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: WTF Ammo Thread!!!
Replies: 99
Views: 23799

Re: WTF Ammo Thread!!!

OK this is a big thread necro but... DAM THAT'S SCARY! http://picturearchive.auctionarms.com/7061073902/6491364/d99af757274c0b2e2b1902c7974357d5.jpg Found on http://www.auctionarms.com/closed/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=6491364.0 It looks like there called Federal "Ballisticlean" and contain no lead or ...
by Foxy
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Any survival "tricks"?
Replies: 111
Views: 6556

Re: Any survival "tricks"?

Urine is supposedly a good sterile antiseptic also. For many people it is, but it isn't as good as, say, acetic acid (vinegar) or sodium hypochlorite (bleach). I had frequent UTI's years ago that left me with non-harmful fauna in my bladder. The key point is that it's non-harmful to me. Even the hi...

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