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by Paltik
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Show and Tell thread, Longarm edition
Replies: 967
Views: 242105

Re: Show and Tell thread, Longarm edition

My Mini-G back from Shuff's Parkerizing: A semi-automatic, gas-operated, "California featureless" .308 carbine fed by 8-round clips with a 16.1 inch barrel and weighs 8 lbs. 12 oz. loaded. (Shuff's Mini-G's are modified M1 Garands; mine started as a field-grade CMP Garand.) http://farm4.staticflickr...
by Paltik
Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: I need a whole house water filter
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Re: I need a whole house water filter

I'm a big fan of the Sawyer filters. That being said, they are not meant to be whole-house sediment filters, but rather drinking water filters. The 0.1 micron filter is great for making normal water safe to drink (such as you would find in a mountain stream). The 0.02 micron filter is effective agai...
by Paltik
Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: What is with all the Kukri love?
Replies: 70
Views: 12301

Re: What is with all the Kukri love?

Palik mentioned the JEST at Subic in P.I. having Kuris but I remember them having "Bolos" but I could be wrong. Filipinos call their machetes "bolo" or "boning," but the term isn't really shape-specific. It can apply to something thin and pointy, shorter with a rounded tip, etc. When I saw the bolo...
by Paltik
Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Inexpensive/Lightweight/Hiking tents.
Replies: 7
Views: 1373

Re: Inexpensive/Lightweight/Hiking tents.

This tent has no floor.
by Paltik
Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: What presents for 13 year old prepper?
Replies: 46
Views: 15137

Re: What presents for 13 year old prepper?

How about a handheld GPS device and take a couple of hours for some local geocaches? Or a dual-band handheld amateur radio transceiver with a book to prepare him for the Technician Class exam? Or a complete EDC key ring ( see mine here ) with firesteel, flashlight, whistle, handcuff key, USB drive, ...
by Paltik
Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Emergency cash fund saves the day!
Replies: 24
Views: 5371

Re: Emergency cash fund saves the day!

I think cash is the most consistently underrated prep.
by Paltik
Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Change of pace in life, have to upgrade EDC habits.
Replies: 27
Views: 4791

Re: Change of pace in life, have to upgrade EDC habits.

I think your laptop bag could be a key component for your new EDC. You could make a paracord shoulder strap for the bag. As for what corporate types usually carry in their bags, the answer is usually too much. Generally all you really need are a file folder with pertinent documents for the day/meeti...
by Paltik
Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: What is with all the Kukri love?
Replies: 70
Views: 12301

Re: What is with all the Kukri love?

I've liked khukris ever since JEST at Subic. The jungle dweller natives who taught jungle survival used khukri-like blades to do all their chopping, cutting, splitting, etc. It's a very efficient blade against vines (supple organic stuff that likes to yield to blades rather than being severed). It's...
by Paltik
Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: school me in water purification
Replies: 18
Views: 2050

Re: school me in water purification

I'm researching this issue now for a blog article. Most simple filters get rid of bacteria and cysts, the main biological threats out there right now; these are great for backpackers who are drinking from clean mountain streams and don't want to get sick. In a SHTF scenario, human waste will start g...
by Paltik
Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Are shotguns worthwhile?
Replies: 65
Views: 6088

Re: Are shotguns worthwhile?

The can't do "anything" though. They can't suppress. They can't be reloaded quickly. You can't use the same ammo to kill various types and sizes of game reliably and also use it defensively. You can't engage at a longer range, nor can you switch to a .22 rimfire repeater with just a bolt and magazi...
by Paltik
Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: Books
Topic: The Definitive, Must Read, Zombie Book List
Replies: 19
Views: 4818

Re: The Definitive, Must Read, Zombie Book List

World War Z and the Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks.
by Paltik
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Civilian Rapid Intervention Kit
Replies: 52
Views: 9115

Re: Civilian Rapid Intervention Kit

How about something like a disposable sterile surgical stapler? Is that something EMT's can carry?
by Paltik
Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Does a ham do this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3047

Re: Does a ham do this?

A good mobile rig, like the Yaesu FT-8900R , will cost a bit more than $150 (unless you stick to just one band)...but is definitely a good recommendation. Another option is to get a better antenna than the rubber-ducky that comes with a handheld. Google "slim jim" or "j-pole" for popular inexpensive...
by Paltik
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Does a ham do this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3047

Re: Does a ham do this?

Those cheap little Chinese handheld radios will work in your scenario if they are in range of a repeater. That range is considerable even for the handheld because the repeater has a very high-gain antenna with which to receive transmissions and lots of power with which to transmit. Without that repe...
by Paltik
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Communication question
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Communication question

I also am a fan of amateur radio: They have legal access to frequency bands across the entire radio frequency spectrum Many hams challenge themselves to maximize their successful communication distance while minimizing operating power Many hams challenge themselves to maximize the number of operator...
by Paltik
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: New NBC drama: Revolution
Replies: 500
Views: 52918

Re: New NBC drama: Revolution

I had to stop watching it over a month ago. Too many times the plot relied on one of the main characters storming off to do something stupid out of the passion of the moment, not listening to the other main characters saying, "Wait! We have a plan! Plus there's a brigade of bad guys around that corn...
by Paltik
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Eve Online
Replies: 31
Views: 5720

Re: Eve Online

I lead a well-known lowsec pirate corp. We're mostly into hit-and-run PVP (often against other pirates), but we've done our share of suicide ganking in highsec.
by Paltik
Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Rattlesnake!
Replies: 76
Views: 3971

Re: Rattlesnake!

Why did you feel you needed to kill the rattlesnake? Hiked across two last weekend. They didn't try to kill anyone. They just slithered away. If you saw a grizzly bear, would you feel obliged to run up and kill it, if you knew that if you left it alone, it would leave you alone? (Which, unlike ratt...
by Paltik
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The Man, the Myth, the Legend in His Own Mind
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: The Man, the Myth, the Legend in His Own Mind

greenbeetle wrote:Was the machete for show and tell?
The school required all of us to bring them for working little plots of land as per some government initiative.
by Paltik
Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The Man, the Myth, the Legend in His Own Mind
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: The Man, the Myth, the Legend in His Own Mind

NoAmnesty wrote:Welcome from WNC! What part of the world as you located?
North San Diego county.
by Paltik
Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The Man, the Myth, the Legend in His Own Mind
Replies: 11
Views: 375

The Man, the Myth, the Legend in His Own Mind

Hello everyone! I have an interest in emergency preparedness that goes back to my high school days as a boy scout. While I rarely have had the opportunity or means to really prep, I've always thought hard about likely (and less-likely) scenarios and have tried to keep up at least with the mental gam...
by Paltik
Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Rattlesnake!
Replies: 76
Views: 3971

Re: Rattlesnake!

I did preserve the snakeskin and put the snake in the freezer back at base camp. When I cooked it up later at home, however, it tasted strongly of freezer burn.
by Paltik
Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Rattlesnake!
Replies: 76
Views: 3971

Rattlesnake!

I was a volunteer counselor for a week at Jr. High summer camp in the Angeles National Forest above Los Angeles. One day we all hiked about 4 miles to a picnic area. As this was rattlesnake country, adults were issued hoes or hoe-like implements with which to behead rattlesnakes, if necessary, and b...

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