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by Kevin108
Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Nails and scews ways to carry them.
Replies: 18
Views: 1873

Re: Nails and scews ways to carry them.

Halfapint wrote:I just wrapped them up with some tape...and had them staggered nail to head in the bundle.
I carry a few extras on my common fasteners in my toolbag this way. Works great.

For small screws, I took a block of wood and screwed them in all over it.
by Kevin108
Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: How to send texts with no cell service
Replies: 27
Views: 4082

Re: How to send texts with no cell service

Besides the silly antenna, look up Firechat. Again, range is an issue, but it's free.
by Kevin108
Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 97 XJ BOV/DD
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

Re: 97 XJ BOV/DD

XJs are great rigs for what you want to have. For 2" of lift and 30s, you're fine to go with coil spacers up front and lift shackles on the rear...unless you rear springs are heavily sagged. Stock measurements are from the center of the rim to the bottom of the fender flare: front - 17½" and rear 17...
by Kevin108
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How much training before concealed carrying?
Replies: 113
Views: 5394

Re: How much training before concealed carrying?

That is why I get nervous when politicians want to force gun owners to have liability insurance or that gun manufacture should be civilly liable for what a criminal does with their gun. Its not a bold face ban, but eventually it works like a ban making owning a gun, or manufacturing a gun cost proh...
by Kevin108
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How much training before concealed carrying?
Replies: 113
Views: 5394

Re: How much training before concealed carrying?

Yeah but the problem with those places is that they're horrendously expensive, and you can't really go to Thunder Ranch once a month and go through 100-500 rounds training whenever you get a day off. This would be more like a fitness center except for guns. You show up, do the drills you learned at...
by Kevin108
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How much training before concealed carrying?
Replies: 113
Views: 5394

Re: How much training before concealed carrying?

I think there is a certain cost to live in a society, you don't take a piss up against the side of a building when your walking down the street, you don't ignore traffic signals, etc, etc. And if you want to carry a gun, which I believe is an inherent right, then get the training and knowledge that...
by Kevin108
Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How much training before concealed carrying?
Replies: 113
Views: 5394

Re: How much training before concealed carrying?

You know I was just spitballing the idea with my dad (businessman) and uncle (underemployed lawyer and gun nut) about the idea of a brick-and-mortar, comprehensive CCW "Academy". Think of it like a more complex training center, turning CCW into a martial art, and providing a membership to a place w...
by Kevin108
Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How much training before concealed carrying?
Replies: 113
Views: 5394

Re: How much training before concealed carrying?

I don't think there should be any requirements, because that's just gun control, but if you are carrying, you have some responsibilities to meet. 1. Follow Jeff Cooper's 4 rules of firearm safety: · RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED · RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING...
by Kevin108
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: glock 26 or 17?
Replies: 17
Views: 1584

Re: glock 26 or 17?

If the G19 is concealable and comfortable to carry for you, there's little reason to get the G26, so go G17.

If the G19 is still a little too big to conceal, go G26.

When I OC, I used to always switch to my G17 but then I bought a ProMag sleeve [midwayusa.com] and just use G17 mags in my G26.
by Kevin108
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Thrift Shop finds
Replies: 290
Views: 53210

Re: Thrift Shop finds

Our local thrift stores charge near-retail prices for everything except trash and hip hop clothes; but I repeat myself.
by Kevin108
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Katica's Candle Cookery Experiments, with Photos
Replies: 13
Views: 3388

Re: Katica's Candle Cookery Experiments, with Photos

You might also look into a Coleman lantern with this accessory. It's called My Cookin' Buddy.

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by Kevin108
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Fixing a pistol flinch
Replies: 21
Views: 1280

Re: Fixing a pistol flinch

Dry firing my Glock yielded great results but it was a quickly-perishable skill.
by Kevin108
Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: What presents for 13 year old prepper?
Replies: 46
Views: 14240

Re: What presents for 13 year old prepper?

Have you guys been through CERT training?
by Kevin108
Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. ammo
Replies: 59
Views: 5336

Re: R.I.P. ammo

Sort of cheesy their claim this will be the last round you will ever need. Different rounds for different applications and this might not always fit the application someone wants. While a cool innovation, I think they are a bit over the top thinking it will completely replace all others. Especially...
by Kevin108
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Full sized new 1911 in .45 ACP for $329
Replies: 22
Views: 3385

Re: Full sized new 1911 in .45 ACP for $329

Back in...07 maybe...I bought a Springfield GI, which would never feed anything but reloads as they were slightly shorter than WWB. I knew I should have gone RIA then. My next 1911 will be!
by Kevin108
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit
Replies: 21
Views: 2952

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Assault Life wrote:instead of packing puppychow, maybe pack, oh I don't know... more emergency food?
This. I only have trail mix and granola bars right now but I don't venture far from home.
by Kevin108
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle with a gas or electric motor
Replies: 25
Views: 3846

Re: Bicycle with a gas or electric motor

I would love to have something like this for my 3 mile commute to work. A bicycle is okay except all the roads are exceedingly busy and not being able to keep up with traffic at in-town speeds makes it so dangerous. This opinion is based on having biked to work 3 days in a row and nearly being run o...
by Kevin108
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Stranded in your car in extreme winter?
Replies: 25
Views: 3911

Re: Stranded in your car in extreme winter?

I have blankets, season clothing, and food in my Jeep, which I feel certain could make it home no matter the conditions. If the road was fully congested with other disabled vehicles, I'm typically 12 miles at most from home. My wife is what I have to work on. She's a minimum of 20 miles away every d...
by Kevin108
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Noob needs Coleman Lantern help
Replies: 43
Views: 11104

Re: Noob needs Coleman Lantern help

Added a preheater cup then rebuilt the 220 generator with a 200 spring and tip to convert my first lantern to kero. http://kevin108.com/files/images/forums/lanterns/220kerosene.jpg Last night I picked up a '63 200a. Had to resize from brass and rebuild the generator to get it running but it took off...
by Kevin108
Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Who makes the best steel toes out there?
Replies: 20
Views: 6669

Re: Who makes the best steel toes out there?

I'm 6 months into my first pair of Keens and I can't imagine wearing anything else now.
by Kevin108
Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Old War Correspodent's Kit
Replies: 16
Views: 2297

Re: Old War Correspodent's Kit

More 'siggable' sentences per paragraph than anything I've ever read on ZS. I particularly liked, "I learned then that when one has to carry his own kit the number of things he can do without is extraordinary," which I could have written as a young forward observer joining my first infantry company...
by Kevin108
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Noob needs Coleman Lantern help
Replies: 43
Views: 11104

Re: Noob needs Coleman Lantern help

Since my last post... My original lantern stays in the case. It's still hard to light. I did scrub the case spotless last week. The '73 220 is still my go-to lantern. The '56 228 is still being restored. I plan to sandblast the fount and globe frame this weekend. The valves are in pieces but thanks ...

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