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by Figs and Bacon
Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .357 Magnum or .38spl?
Replies: 43
Views: 4250

Re: .357 Magnum or .38spl?

Thanks for all the advice.

I was wondering if anyone had used both .38sp and .357 for short-barrelled guns that Speer makes. If so, how did you like it?
by Figs and Bacon
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .357 Magnum or .38spl?
Replies: 43
Views: 4250

Re: .357 Magnum or .38spl?

Go buy some .38 spl regular and +P and .357 with 125gr and 158 gr take them to the range and see what you hit and use most effectively and use that. There is some really good .38spl +P ammo available. Obviously .357 is a more powerful round, but only hits counts. So pick the ammo you can hit with t...
by Figs and Bacon
Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: BUDGET 9MM: Ruger 9e vs Sig SP2022
Replies: 13
Views: 4403

Re: BUDGET 9MM: Ruger 9e vs Sig SP2022

I've seen a fair amount of used Glock 19s for about $450. Would you be averse to something like that?
by Figs and Bacon
Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .357 Magnum or .38spl?
Replies: 43
Views: 4250

Re: .357 Magnum or .38spl?

If you like like light and sound effects with a big 'ole fireball shooting out the front of your hand cannon go with the .357. Performance will be about the same as .38s though. That little barrel is not going to allow the powder enough time or space to allow it to burn inside the gun and instead i...
by Figs and Bacon
Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .357 Magnum or .38spl?
Replies: 43
Views: 4250

.357 Magnum or .38spl?

I recently traded my Buckmark for a short-barrelled Ruger SP101. I'm wondering what the advice is for ammo that I should use for self-defense? I know that .357 has more power (and I can play Dirty Harry!) but its recoil is also pretty strong. Would .38+p be a better alternative? What say you, ZS?
by Figs and Bacon
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Foraging for Edible Plants?
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Foraging for Edible Plants?

I'd really like to learn about the edible wild plants that grow in Northern California, specifically around the Bay Area. What's the best way to go about doing this? Should I just get a Field Guide or is there a better way?
by Figs and Bacon
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bio-degradable targets
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

Re: Bio-degradable targets

osagemarine wrote:corn tortills work good.
Brilliant!
by Figs and Bacon
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Ranger Medic Handbook & 68W combat medic skills
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Re: Ranger Medic Handbook & 68W combat medic skills

Also if you're going to do anything medical-related, I strongly, strongly encourage you to get CPR-certified. You're more likely to use CPR than anything more advanced.
by Figs and Bacon
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Sweet Tooth - Graphic Novel
Replies: 0
Views: 664

Sweet Tooth - Graphic Novel

http://i.imgur.com/XgbMH8Q.png Sweet Tooth is a post-apocalyptic graphic novel with a very unique concept. A mysterious illness killed off most of humanity, but its arrival was heralded by the birth of babies who were part-human but also part-animal. One of these children is a part-boy part-deer kn...
by Figs and Bacon
Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: possible purchase of SKS, have questions
Replies: 18
Views: 1417

Re: possible purchase of SKS, have questions

I would let your son take it out and shoot it for a while, just in its stock configuration. Let him figure out what he likes/doesn't like about it. This is true for almost any rifle, not just your SKS, but moreso with older surplus guns because there is so much variance in their condition. Spend som...
by Figs and Bacon
Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: poncho vs rain jacket vs umbrella
Replies: 19
Views: 4250

Re: poncho vs rain jacket vs umbrella

It kinda depends on how you intend to use your gear. If you want to keep your body dry, a rain jacket/pants are the way to go. If you feel like you want something more versatile, then consider the poncho. While rain gear really does only one thing (namely, keep you dry) it does it well. A poncho can...
by Figs and Bacon
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Boondock's Bail-Out Bag
Replies: 57
Views: 6364

Re: Boondock's Bail-Out Bag

Niblick wrote:Why for tampons? Are you female or packing for one?
I always carry one in my backpack first aid kit. I've gone camping a few times where one of the women in my group will forget one. They will really appreciate you having a spare.
by Figs and Bacon
Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Which to get: Mystery Ranch 3DAP vs Camelback Trizip
Replies: 8
Views: 3137

Re: Which to get: Mystery Ranch 3DAP vs Camelback Trizip

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I went with the Camelbak Trizip which arrived a few days ago. I've loaded it up and it seems really good. I loaded up about 25# of gear in it and it felt very comfortable. I think once I fine tune the suspension it should be nearly as comfortable as my Osprey. I wil...
by Figs and Bacon
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Snugpak or Recon sleeping bags?
Replies: 8
Views: 2910

Re: Snugpak or Recon sleeping bags?

How small can the Patrol Bag from the MSS be squeezed?
by Figs and Bacon
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Snugpak or Recon sleeping bags?
Replies: 8
Views: 2910

Re: Snugpak or Recon sleeping bags?

smiffy wrote:I use a Snugpack Softie-9 "Hawk". I am happy with it. So I've not tried the Recon model. Sorry I can't do a comparison for you.
How small can you squish down your Snugpak?
by Figs and Bacon
Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Rain cover for ruck
Replies: 35
Views: 5886

Re: Rain cover for ruck

I know this doesn't help the OP at all, but those of you with packs of 40L or smaller and looking for raincovers, should check out the offerings from Camelbak. It is reversible, with one side in Blazing Orange and the other in Foliage Green.
by Figs and Bacon
Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Snugpak or Recon sleeping bags?
Replies: 8
Views: 2910

Snugpak or Recon sleeping bags?

I'm looking to replace the North Face sleeping bag I currently own. Compressed as tight as it'll go, its 9"x15" and takes up 2/3rds of the room in my 2300ci backpack. I'm nor looking for anything for below freezing to go in this particular backpack (cold weather camping goes into a much bigger bag a...
by Figs and Bacon
Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Which to get: Mystery Ranch 3DAP vs Camelback Trizip
Replies: 8
Views: 3137

Re: Which to get: Mystery Ranch 3DAP vs Camelback Trizip

It would help if you let us know what you want to use the bag for and what you want to carry. There are too many variables in play to make any worthwhile suggestions. Fair enough. It would be for hikes/camping up to 3 days. I'll carry my tarp, sleeping bag, hammock, and other stuff. I suppose at so...
by Figs and Bacon
Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: WWYD for the First Aid section: Rusty Nail.
Replies: 106
Views: 12699

Re: WWYD for the First Aid section: Rusty Nail.

First, you have picked a unique problem. As has been mentioned, penetrating wounds to the sole of the foot, especially through a shoe, are a special type of injury specifically. This would be totally different scenario if you cut a bare foot on broken glass, or grabbed a rusty nail with a gloved ha...
by Figs and Bacon
Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Which to get: Mystery Ranch 3DAP vs Camelback Trizip
Replies: 8
Views: 3137

Which to get: Mystery Ranch 3DAP vs Camelback Trizip

I was hoping that someone who reads this forum might be familiar with both of these bags, the Mystery Ranch 3DAP and the Camelback Trizip. I'm trying to decide if I really need to spend the extra $$$ for the MR pack. While I could afford either, buying the MR means that's $150 I can't spend on other...
by Figs and Bacon
Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: what two person tent for backpacking?
Replies: 35
Views: 5608

Re: what two person tent for backpacking?

Budget is limited, I just got married and we are trying to buy a house within the next year or so. My plan is to build myself a larger pack this year and hand my old one down to the wife. the old one is too small to pack much but when I was single I just didn't need much lol. For me some food, clot...
by Figs and Bacon
Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: what two person tent for backpacking?
Replies: 35
Views: 5608

Re: what two person tent for backpacking?

What's your budget?
by Figs and Bacon
Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat.....Sans catchy title
Replies: 2378
Views: 85612

Friend keeps criticizing my gun decision

GAAAAH! A friend of mine is giving me a ridiculously hard time about buying a Ruger SR-22. See, I had a Glock 19 a year ago but never shot it. It was my first centerfire pistol and I had a terrible flinch. I followed the advice of my friend (and several others) and sold it, electing to buy a .22 se...
by Figs and Bacon
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Someone remind me how to start an IV!
Replies: 10
Views: 2381

Re: Someone remind me how to start an IV!

Thanks for advice! I actually didn't have to start the IV; the overnight nurse had done it before I got there. I was both disappointed and relieved. I actually did very well when I was getting certified, and got all my sticks with no problem. But its been so long since then that I would've been afra...

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