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by Kusala
Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: If you had it all to do over again
Replies: 54
Views: 3527

Re: If you had it all to do over again

I don't think the OP is really asking "what if you had a time machine and could go make savvy investments". Also, he's had lots of guns and sold them so he isn't in the position of a newbie trying to figure out what he likes. Spot on. Its regrettable that it cost so much to learn that but there it ...
by Kusala
Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: If you had it all to do over again
Replies: 54
Views: 3527

Re: If you had it all to do over again

Hmm, I did too, or at least "what would I buy if I were to start over my collection today from scratch". Yeah, definitely could have been a little clearer in my original wording, my bad. the M47 Medusa I had my eye on I actually had a Medusa, and didn't feel bad about parting with it. I found that ...
by Kusala
Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Wiselite Sterling 9x19 $349 at copes
Replies: 12
Views: 1919

Re: Wiselite Sterling 9x19 $349 at copes

Hey budliteguy, thanks for the good info. I like the looks of the Sterling, but alas am not a very big person; so the weight info. is good to know. Of course I am also left handed, so the advantages of the side magwell pretty much go out the window. No! No no no no no no no! You never ever use the ...
by Kusala
Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: If you had it all to do over again
Replies: 54
Views: 3527

Re: If you had it all to do over again

Rather than tell you what I would buy I'd rather base things on what roles you feel need to be filled? Sorry BHP, maybe I could have worded my question a little better. I feel pretty good about my future purchasing plans. Plans based on the experience that I have had in the past with purchasing gun...
by Kusala
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: SwampRat's adventures in suburban gardening.
Replies: 58
Views: 4920

Re: First attempt at raised bed gardening/greenhouse convers

Great set up! I've been looking into making some raised bed gardens (though maybe not through the winter...but now you have me thinking). Nice pictures too; they really help get a good sense of all that went into it.
by Kusala
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: When people find out you're a prepper
Replies: 101
Views: 10166

Re: When people find out you're a prepper

Just out of curiosity; have any of you had positive responses when people find out you're a prepper? I ask because I'm really new to the prepping world (as in I'm researching about it, and barely started) and I would love to run into somebody in my social circle that I had yet to know was a prepper....
by Kusala
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Are You an Accidental Dealer?
Replies: 49
Views: 12154

Re: Are You an Accidental Dealer?

You raise a really good point DarkAxel; one that I hope those with medications in the house pay attention to. It doesn't necessarily need to be your own medication either, but another family member's. I had a friend in highschool that developed an oxycontin addiction from meds that he stole from his...
by Kusala
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Do I need a bigger pistol?
Replies: 55
Views: 2613

Re: Do I need a bigger pistol?

Blast wrote:OP here giving an update: Draco 7.62x39!
Here piggy piggy piggy... :twisted:
-Blast
Well played, well played indeed.
by Kusala
Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Wiselite Sterling 9x19 $349 at copes
Replies: 12
Views: 1919

Re: Wiselite Sterling 9x19 $349 at copes

Hey budliteguy, thanks for the good info. I like the looks of the Sterling, but alas am not a very big person; so the weight info. is good to know. Of course I am also left handed, so the advantages of the side magwell pretty much go out the window.
by Kusala
Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: If you had it all to do over again
Replies: 54
Views: 3527

Re: If you had it all to do over again

Ammo and firearm commonality. Definitely seems to be a big theme cropping up, and rightfully so. That and LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of ammo and mags. And some money for the training fund. Absolutely. I don't need another gun that shoots 9mm; I need more 9mm and mags for the first gun! I don't believe ...
by Kusala
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: If you had it all to do over again
Replies: 54
Views: 3527

If you had it all to do over again

I searched around and couldn't find if this topic has already been discussed, if so I apologize for the repeat. I find myself in a situation where I have sold the majority of my firearms to keep afloat in this precarious economy. Now that my family is in a much more financially sound situation, I ca...
by Kusala
Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Neighbors Knowing You Own
Replies: 105
Views: 6138

Re: Neighbors Knowing You Own

When I lived in the states I lived in a neighborhood "in transition". I had great neighbors who I wouldn't really mind if they knew I owned guns, but there were definitely other elements that I didn't want to know. So it was important to me that when I took my guns out of the house I was always care...
by Kusala
Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Birthday Prep
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Birthday Prep

this is "O snot it's almost somebody's bday" preparedness. Ha! Too true, there are definitely multiple layers of preparedness. Great point about the birthday/emergency candles; you can start a fire with it, then stick it in a cupcake. It's definitely the ritual behind the action; the singing and th...
by Kusala
Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2012? The End or Not?
Replies: 625
Views: 32928

Re: 2012? The End or Not?

I've been living in Belize for a year now and have had the good fortune to befriend some people that happen to be Mayan. While at dinner in one of their homes we began talking about the 2012 prophecies. The grandfather of the family (after someone translated to him what we were talking about) began ...
by Kusala
Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Any 329 Experience?
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Any 329 Experience?

Beautiful gun Raindog. I think the 3/627 series of revolvers is probably my all around favorite handgun. I've been fortunate enough to fire several incarnations (though not the great super-snub you've got) and really like them. At the moment I think I'm leaning towards the newish 627pc with the unfl...
by Kusala
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello there from the North
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Hello there from the North

Greetings from a fellow Minnesotan. Though my house is in Pigs Eye's evil twin, I'm on a bit of a hiatus in Central America. You have any snow up there yet? Welcome aboard!
by Kusala
Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: DUMBEST F*&@king thing you've ever heard NOT ON THE ZS FORUM
Replies: 1355
Views: 60330

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

When looking to buy a G17, the guy behind the counter tried telling me that it was actually better to have the 10 round magazine instead of the full 17 round, because it wouldn't weigh as much and be easier to carry. Of course their G17's at the time all came with 10 round mags. I just nodded and sm...
by Kusala
Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Birthday Prep
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Birthday Prep

My oldest just turned 4. In the midst of his birthday party it dawned on me that our family has no birthday cards, or special birthday things prepped. Birthdays should always be special days for children, regardless of the circumstance they are celebrated in. A normalizing and familiar event like a ...
by Kusala
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: B.O.V. Burglarized G.H.B and tools stolen
Replies: 10
Views: 1614

Re: B.O.V. Burglarized G.H.B and tools stolen

I'm sorry that happened Redemption. I had a Jeep Wrangler for 8 years and know how much of a target they can be. Even though I never kept anything of value in it, I still went through 4 tops from people cutting them open to get in. If only they knew to just unzip the window panel! That's excessively...
by Kusala
Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Would you survive ?
Replies: 61
Views: 11373

Re: Would you survive ?

Apparently I would survive, the closest nuke to me is in Honduras...now where did I put those skis?
by Kusala
Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Addicted to Technology? WTF???
Replies: 48
Views: 4762

Re: Addicted to Technology? WTF???

I think the most important thing to not lose sight of, in terms of prepping, is the fact that she has an addictive personality. The addiction to technology will have to go away; but like Knightoftherock mentioned, unless she resolves the source of that addiction it will be replaced. It will likely b...
by Kusala
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Portable/Foldup Beehive
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: Portable/Foldup Beehive

Thanks for the link, at first I thought it was going to be one of those Omlette Beehaus's http://www.omlet.co.uk/products_services/products_services.php?view=Beehaus I like that it's a collapsible top bar especially. The top bar hive is very overlooked in my opinion. Langstroths can be very convenie...
by Kusala
Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Lost man's best friend
Replies: 23
Views: 2227

Re: Lost man's best friend

I'm sorry for your loss. Dogs are such intuitive and wonderful animals; with their passing so goes some peace and calm in a turbulent world.
by Kusala
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Belize
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Hello from Belize

Thanks for the greetings!

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