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by Biff
Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Hawkepaks QND Bag Review — and a Request
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Hawkepaks QND Bag Review — and a Request

It has been suggested to me that having MOLLE under the tear-away cover might make for a more versatile bag. Then you could have 3-gun style shotshell strippers or pistol mags or rifle mags or whatever you wanted. What do you think?
by Biff
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Hawkepaks QND Bag Review — and a Request
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Hawkepaks QND Bag Review — and a Request

That's one more. Anyone else? Please, sing out!
by Biff
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Hawkepaks QND Bag Review — and a Request
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Hawkepaks QND Bag Review — and a Request

Greetings all, I recently found myself wanting a gear bag to fill a specific niche. Something, that should the need arise, I could quickly pull out of the gun safe along with a shotgun. Gun safe real estate is precious so the bag needed to be small. I also wanted something subtle - read no MOLLE. So...
by Biff
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Miniature periscope.
Replies: 11
Views: 1482

Re: Miniature periscope.

Google "sportscope".

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by Biff
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Ultralight rain shell - Sport Shell
Replies: 17
Views: 983

Re: Ultralight rain shell - Sport Shell

Festus Hagen wrote:You can get bomb-proof Gore-tex but it is not what I'd call "light"...
In the past I've fallen prey to the Sportsman's Guide interpretation of "used, in excellent shape." Proceed at own risk. :|
by Biff
Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Can I count my swimming pool as "water" when SHTF?
Replies: 80
Views: 4740

Re: Can I count my swimming pool as "water" when SHTF?

Regarding algae: if you find yourself needing pool water, turn off the heater. Algae grows much faster in warm water than cold water. BTW, I'm not sure how much of a health risk algae presents. It is common to draw and filter water from natural sources where moderate levels of algae are present. If ...
by Biff
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Can I count my swimming pool as "water" when SHTF?
Replies: 80
Views: 4740

Re: Can I count my swimming pool as "water" when SHTF?

Get yourself a Pur 2 Stage filter pitcher and you're good to go. Whatever filter you choose, make sure it has a charcoal element. The chlorine will take care of the beasties. You need a filter for particulates and metals and other chemicals. That's where the charcoal comes in.
by Biff
Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Chest harnesses and vests- Useful for camping,etc?
Replies: 21
Views: 1124

Re: Chest harnesses and vests- Useful for camping,etc?

I use a fly fishing strap vest when geocaching. It happens to be made of the same fabric as my Utilikilt. Trifecta of geekdom. No, I don't wear it with the little lamby patch.

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by Biff
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: SnugPak Stratosphere Bivy Review and Rain Test (56k Warning)
Replies: 27
Views: 16814

Re:

I reconstituted the review. Top of page 1.
by Biff
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: AR Barrel Nut Torque Question
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: AR Barrel Nut Torque Question

I'm not sure if you've already completed this operation, but I have a bit of info for you. The repeated torquings to 30 ft/lbs are important. The receiver's threads, which are aluminum, deform somewhat when mated with the steel barrel nut. You want this mating to be complete before final torquing. ...
by Biff
Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: AR Barrel Nut Torque Question
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: AR Barrel Nut Torque Question

Thanks for your input folks.
by Biff
Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: AR Barrel Nut Torque Question
Replies: 8
Views: 829

AR Barrel Nut Torque Question

Hi all, Building my first AR. (I've been shooting a Mini-14 for years. Finally got around to shooting a buddy's AR. 'nuff said.) So I got myself a couple of how-to DVD's. I'm a good visual learner. Anyway, I watched both build-an-AR DVDs in their entirety. One is from Brownell's and it's pretty good...
by Biff
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Sling for 10/22 AW
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Sling for 10/22 AW

Page 40 of the .pdf manual located here has an exploded diagram which specifies Ruger part numbers for swivels. It shows a wood stock with part number MS07601 at the rear and MS07602 at the front. What appears to be the composite stock uses the MS07601 at both ends. HTH. ETA - I just bought a simila...
by Biff
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: EMP?
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

Re: EMP?

As for the Volkswagen Thing, this is the only vehicle that I've ever seen anyone push start without assistance. The driver got out with the driver door open, started pushing it from the side. He then jumped in, put it in gear, and it started right up. I don't know if a starter was even standard equ...
by Biff
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Where Do You Keep...
Replies: 25
Views: 1411

Re: Where Do You Keep...

Whether you keep your BOB with you all the time, or a GHB in the car and a BOB at home, or whatever, depends on your plan. For example, if you are a single guy, footloose and unencumbered, you might want to skip the GHB altogether, having no reason to "get home" when TSHTF, and keep a BOB in the car...
by Biff
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: iPhone / iPod T apps questions should I buy?
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: iPhone / iPod T apps questions should I buy?

It's worth having the iPhone for the built-in GPS even if you don't have phone service, IMHO. You can load maps rather than use the iPhone's map application which requires the maps to be downloaded on the fly.
by Biff
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Advantage of a Multi-tool vs. SAK?
Replies: 30
Views: 1722

Re: Advantage of a Multi-tool vs. SAK?

Pot lifter That's the single most frequent use of the pliers when I'm out in nature. Handling hot things. I have a few multi-tools. They are buried in various kits I have stashed here and there. The one I keep handy is an older Gerber, similar to their current 600 series. If I intended to carry eit...
by Biff
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: EMP?
Replies: 49
Views: 1663

Re: EMP?

My "other" car:

1973 Volkswagen Thing
Rugged. Proven.
Ubiquitous replacement parts.
Simple enough that I can do any repairs.
Decent mileage.
and . . .
EMP Proof. :D

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(BTW, license plate Photoshopped.)
by Biff
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Gasoline Russian roulette: How am I gonna do this?
Replies: 37
Views: 1736

Re: Gasoline Russian roulette: How am I gonna do this?

I've got to figure out a better way to use and rotate this gas in the future. :( I have a lengthy list of things I do when I change the clocks at the beginning and end of daylight savings time. These items fall into the categories of household maintenance and preps. In the spring I rotate food and ...
by Biff
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Gasoline Russian roulette: How am I gonna do this?
Replies: 37
Views: 1736

Re: Gasoline Russian roulette: How am I gonna do this?

Put a gallon of the old fuel into a an almost full tank of fresh fuel every fill-up until you've used up all the old gas. There won't be any ill effects.
by Biff
Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: First Ever video review. Esbit stove test vs Pocket Rocket
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: First Ever video review. Esbit stove test vs Pocket Rocket

+1 on Esbit hexamine tabs. I've used both the Esbit tabs and trioxane. The Esbit tabs put out the same amount of heat, but burn cleaner, leaving little or no slimy residue on the stove and the vessel.
by Biff
Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Long Term HEET Storage? - Lessons Learned - Advice Needed
Replies: 34
Views: 1576

Re: Long Term HEET Storage? - Lessons Learned - Advice Needed

I use a 4 oz. plastic squeeze bottle from McMaster (style B, item 4034T46) to store alcohol. It's held up leak-free and perfect for about 2 years now.

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by Biff
Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: why carry a stove???
Replies: 47
Views: 2252

Re: why carry a stove???

I'm of the general opinion that fires are great for camping or INCH situations, and non-smoke producing stoves are for bugging. I carry a Crusader mug and can use this on a fire or with the dedicated cook unit that came with it. Then you should check out my Pepsi-can Crusader conversion write-up . :D

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