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by phractal
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Thrift Shop finds
Replies: 290
Views: 50670

Re: Thrift Shop finds

Picked up what I thought was a SnapOn 1/4 drive nut driver type thing for 25 cents. Got it home and realized that none of my sockets would fit on it. After much research, I found out it was made in 1945 (stamped with a "G" code) and was designed to accept "Midget drive" sockets. 9/32" square drive. ...
by phractal
Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Weirdest EDC items you've seen
Replies: 42
Views: 11284

Re: Weirdest EDC items you've seen

i still carry a 6" crowbar in my bag, along with a pair of leather gloves, ham radio, and a deck of water proof cards. those little crowbars make great door stops. Little pry bars are great but lots of folks won't carry them on account of they can be considered B&E tools. I keep cheap rubber doorst...
by phractal
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Child at the Door
Replies: 58
Views: 4452

Re: Child at the Door

My front yard alone is over 5 acres and fenced with barbed wire, electric fencing, and in ground dog fencing. There's not a person within 5 miles that doesn't know my dog roams the farm. Most people on the south end of the island have lived here for at least 30 years or more. It's pretty obvious whe...
by phractal
Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Whistles
Replies: 22
Views: 2720

Re: Whistles

ACR WW3 whistles on all my jackets, coats, GHBs, and BOBs
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by phractal
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What would you do, must live in.automobile
Replies: 44
Views: 5646

Re: What would you do, must live in.automobile

I've lived in all manner of vehicles. Even lived off a bicycle for 9 months in CO. I liked my E250 cargo van, loved my '77 Chevy pickup. Even the Buick estate wagon was easy livin. Never bothered with TV or bathrooms. I'd park where I pleased, cook on a camp stove. It's easy to park in the bad part ...
by phractal
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Child at the Door
Replies: 58
Views: 4452

Re: Child at the Door

Booger eater shows up at my door, I let my 110 lb dog out... I fucking HATE children, with a bleeding, black, ulcerous passion, and everyone in my AO knows it.
by phractal
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Chaos hits. Who would be coming for you?
Replies: 56
Views: 7198

Re: Chaos hits. Who would be coming for you?

The communities I exist in are "preppers" out of necessity. Be it the seafaring community or simple islanders. You can't live here and not be a part of a resilient community. Everyone literally knows everyone else. And I prep not because I'm scared of someone coming to take from me, but rather becau...
by phractal
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6701
Views: 339573

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

I know plenty of petite girls that use 12 gauges. The trick is to get em started using light loads like #6 or #7 birdshot. Eventually they can work up to hotter, heavier loads like buckshot. Kaitlyn Francis is what, 13? And she is bad ass with her Benelli. One of the best HD shottys for a small woma...
by phractal
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Pocket Pencil Sharpeners
Replies: 29
Views: 2532

Re: Pocket Pencil Sharpeners

Hell, why stop at a pencil sharpener? https://www.baileysonline.com/prod_images/PTK_106_L.jpg -pencil sharpener for tinder gathering -case made of pure magnesium for use as tinder -built in firesteel -built in match strip -built in bullet puller for ripping off the heads of rounds to use the powder...
by phractal
Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6615
Views: 1018972

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

At my home depot, the leatherman wingman and little cutter mini-folder (I dont know the name of) is in a two-tool set, for $20... Too bad I bought a wingman (just the one) a few months back for $27 :? Is that the one with the big scissors or am I thinking sidekick? The Wingman has the scissors. The...
by phractal
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: ZPAW firearms in a 10 round max world
Replies: 87
Views: 5901

Re: ZPAW firearms in a 10 round max world

I would put the 10 round box back on the SKS and dig out all of my old stripper clips. And as for handgun, the only one I have is a Rossi .357 so no change there either. I been waitin for someone to bring up the SKS. Seems like a no brainer to me. Cheap, available, battle tested. Don't even have to...
by phractal
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My most reached for First Aid item.
Replies: 47
Views: 4342

Re: My most reached for First Aid item.

Sins wrote:#1. Soap
#2. Crazy glue (aka liquid stitches)
Ditto. Straight up Quicktite for me.
by phractal
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Multi-Tool Suggestions/Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 5015

Re: Multi-Tool Suggestions/Discussion

The wave does not have spring loaded pliers. The Wave does have a pocket clip. Looking at the Sidekick it does appear to actually fulfill a good role. It's a Wave that has most of the tools that people don't use cut out. I guess I been outta the loop for a bit. I was unaware that the Wave had a poc...
by phractal
Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:24 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Multi-Tool Suggestions/Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 5015

Re: Multi-Tool Suggestions/Discussion

Well, it's going to be hard to argue with this kind of support - If anyone uses something other than a Wave and is willing to explain why it's superior for their uses (hopefully something other than "the Wave is too large and has more functions than I need") I'd be very interested to hear that poin...
by phractal
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: ruger 1911
Replies: 18
Views: 1863

Re: ruger 1911

I handled a Commander model and I loved the shit out of it. I have not seen a Commander sized 1911 that felt that nice at such an affordable price point (the one I handled was marked at 650) Llama Max 1 comes to mind. I think I payed $200 for mine outta the box. Bought it at a gun show 10 years ago...
by phractal
Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Battle Wagon project ideas
Replies: 42
Views: 6451

Re: Battle Wagon project ideas

Comms, lights, and capabilities. Roof rack would be nice. Wire all your lights on toggle switches so as you can control them individually. IE tail light and break light shut off switches. It's no good trying to sneak around at night if every time you break, you light up the entire AO. Inverter is a ...
by phractal
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Have you seen the Schrade Extreme Survival Knife?
Replies: 21
Views: 4147

Re: Have you seen the Schrade Extreme Survival Knife?

It seems a little big for my purposes. Up and until yesterday, I carried a Mora 510 in a modified sheath that rode high on my belt. (Given that I EDC a fixed blade at all times, It's gotta ride high so as it don't impede things like driving) Sadly, I busted the Mora yesterday batoning through some H...
by phractal
Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Safety Razors! 1 year down!
Replies: 61
Views: 9041

Re: Safety Razors! 1 year down!

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1960s Schick Krona. This is my go to razor.
by phractal
Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:44 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Safety Razors! 1 year down!
Replies: 61
Views: 9041

Re: Safety Razors! 1 month update!

I've been using the same safety razor for over a decade. I think I might have payed 5 bucks for it at a new and used store. I buy the blades I can find locally (mostly at the drug store) for about $3 for 10. It ain't the closest shave in the world but I'm not picky and it does the job well enough th...
by phractal
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6701
Views: 339573

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

3 hour powerout this morning gave me an opportunity to go through my preps and stage everything on the pool table. Gonna leave it there for a few days until this crappy weather stops. Stupid dog figured out that when the powers out, the wireless dog fence don't work. Spent 20 minutes chasing him dow...
by phractal
Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Where would you hold out?
Replies: 134
Views: 9334

Re: Where would you hold out?

A bunch of stuff. I'm with you on this one. My neighbors are assets. Mechanic, Dr. Nurse, Fire Medic, Farmers. And like you, we all help each other out. Most all of us have our own wells, wood stoves, chainsaws and land. Horses, chickens, goats and gardens. And when I prep, I do it in anticipation ...
by phractal
Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .22lr or .223 for non-PAW?
Replies: 34
Views: 1952

Re: .22lr or .223 for non-PAW?

If thug deterrence is your main goal, I'd say a .22 will keep their heads down just as well as a .50, and of course you can send more rounds down range.

And realistically, why spend 600+ bucks on a weapon system that's not your forever gun?
by phractal
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: In the market for a new (to me) 9mm
Replies: 31
Views: 2328

Re: In the market for a new (to me) 9mm

I agree with people saying the M9/92 is for big hands and has a shitty safety. Out of your list, I have only NOT fired the M&P and so cannot comment on it. The Sig was also big in my hands but felt better than the M9/92. Again, the Sig would prove cost prohibitive for me right now. My personal favor...
by phractal
Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Strangers on the Road - A bugout what if.
Replies: 50
Views: 5712

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

When I imagine the PAW, I figure it will look something like war torn Europe during the second. The only difference being that there is no uniform enemy. People will still be people, and empathy, for those of us who have any, will still be empathy. If you're a douche now, you'll be a douche in the P...

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