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by OTTB
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: How I Joined the Militia ....
Replies: 56
Views: 10505

Re: How I Joined the Militia ....

Very good read. Bump for the thread.
by OTTB
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Katrina Experiences - Note this is very long
Replies: 245
Views: 124579

Re: Katrina Experiences - Note this is very long

I've read this thread a few times and I always pick up something different. While my position on the social ladder is different than Raptors my plan would basically hinge on the same thing. Get family out of town as early as possible to someplace preferably with family out of any major storms path. ...
by OTTB
Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 99343

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

So for Christmas you can imagine my excitement when the Amazon box contained a scope. However, it's not exactly the scope I was hoping for. It's a tube 3-9x32 scope (forget the maker at this moment as I'm at the firehouse). My mom is decidedly not a gun person and it was a big step for her to buy th...
by OTTB
Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: What's your effective range?
Replies: 74
Views: 5318

Re: What's your effective range?

I've done the 500 yard thing with open irons before with working for Uncle Sam. However I selected the 300 option because I feel that's more reasonable. That said I'm only an "ok" shot with a rifle and there are some pretty talented folks out there that can put me to shame. But if you gave me a high...
by OTTB
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 579774

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

Stick with what you know.
by OTTB
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 579774

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

I agree that Carol has become the Angel of Death. She's morphed from this battered housewife to someone that would probably scare the bejesus out of me. It's like 1950's housewife melded with a serial killer. As far as the church it's bugged me for a while now and I wasn't able to figure it out unti...
by OTTB
Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Are We on the Cusp of 'Post-Antibiotic Era'?
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: Are We on the Cusp of 'Post-Antibiotic Era'?

I've slightly followed this topic with mild interest. I think it's a realistic possibility that eventually there will be a completely drug resistant virus one day. However I think it's also fairly remote as medical science continues to update and improve medicine. I think eventually it will be more ...
by OTTB
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Burning Sands, Book 1
Replies: 18
Views: 2115

Re: Burning Sands, Book 1

Finally the mystery woman turned and looked at us with an appraising eye for a minute before she started talking again. “You’re obviously not military, you’re police from the looks of it, and you look like a contractor maybe? What are you two doing walking around so close to dark?” I had to suppress...
by OTTB
Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Burning Sands, Book 1
Replies: 18
Views: 2115

Re: Burning Sands, Book 1

By this point we were winding through some side trails the homeless used to skirt our way around the mall and avoid any friends that Ball cap might be coming back with. Unfortunately we ran into something much worse. As we cleared the brush there was a lone figure standing and swaying in the middle ...
by OTTB
Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:17 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Burning Sands, Book 1
Replies: 18
Views: 2115

Re: Burning Sands, Book 1

I was on the roof of Station 9 watching the fires begin to burn as a city slowly started to tear itself apart, much like what was happening across the country. Finally we were dispatched as the fires spread and a third alarm was knocked out. At this point it was no longer fighting fires it was prote...
by OTTB
Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Burning Sands, Book 1
Replies: 18
Views: 2115

Burning Sands, Book 1

They said they would be back for us. They said they would help us. They said they would remember us. They lied. In the year 2020 a great plague broke out. It had unknown origins and every “theory” pointed to a different country or cause. Massive deforestation unleashing a long lost virus of some so...
by OTTB
Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Boat vs Plane - What would you choose?
Replies: 33
Views: 2185

Re: Boat vs Plane - What would you choose?

Honestly, living on the coast in FL I'd have to vote boat. I don't have one mind you but if I have to choose I'd go with a boat. There's only four air strips in my area that I know of and all are quite a hike from me. However I live within walking distance of two marinas. I've actually walked to a r...
by OTTB
Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Homefire
Replies: 99
Views: 9483

Re: Homefire

Found this by accident and there needs to be MOAR to this great piece of writing.
by OTTB
Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Hurricane Preps for 2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1619

Re: Hurricane Preps for 2015

Being that NE FL hasn't had a direct hit since Dora many people I talk to are very complacent about the odds, forgetting that on a long enough timeline we will get hit again. That said the FD I work for here take proactive steps on our own including storm shelters, back up plans for our communicatio...
by OTTB
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Newborn babies and prepping
Replies: 16
Views: 3953

Newborn babies and prepping

So the wife and I are expecting our first child early next year which brings me to my question. What do I need to start adding to my preps if we expect to bug out or even bug in? This is completely foreign territory for me and I am completely out of my depth when it comes to adding stuff for babies ...
by OTTB
Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: If God Wills It
Replies: 185
Views: 20218

Re: If God Wills It

Half of an ODA, several vets and law enforcement personnel, two armored cars, the semi-permissive operating environment. My money is that several bad guys are going down hard but not before causing a multitude of problems for the folks at Trickle Rock.
by OTTB
Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: If God Wills It
Replies: 185
Views: 20218

Re: If God Wills It

NO NOT CHIEF ANGUS!
by OTTB
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: S&W M&P 15 Sport
Replies: 24
Views: 2056

Re: S&W M&P 15 Sport

Doc I am about as gun illiterate as possible, I'd be afraid to try and assemble my whole kit. BCG's sure, but not a whole rifle.
by OTTB
Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: S&W M&P 15 Sport
Replies: 24
Views: 2056

S&W M&P 15 Sport

I searched for a topic already touching on this so I apologize in advance if this is a dupe. That being said I'm thinking of getting on of these. It's primary purpose would be mostly range time, limited competition shooting, and of course zombies. So if anyone has any gripes, complaints, raves or wh...
by OTTB
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: If God Wills It
Replies: 185
Views: 20218

Re: If God Wills It

Rutbah, had forgotten that name for a time. Dig the multiple timelines you got going on. I was never able to master that particular skill. Good read.
by OTTB
Fri May 29, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Things Headed South in Iraq
Replies: 489
Views: 27969

Re: Things Headed South in Iraq

Little late to this party. For the better part of 2006-2007 I was part of a MTT team and we trained the men from the 3rd Battalion 1st Brigade 7th Division out of Camp Blue Diamond literally a stones throw north of the city of Ramadi proper. I feel like that gives me a unique if slightly outdate pos...
by OTTB
Fri May 29, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Returned
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Returned

After a long hiatus and many struggles with passwords and registering I am making my mostly quiet return to the forums. Looking forward to re-integrating myself into the ZS community again.
by OTTB
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How does your Garden Grow? 2013 Edition
Replies: 187
Views: 20161

Re: How does your Garden Grow? 2013 Edition

My blueberries and strawberries keep getting eaten. A few days before they are fully ripe something comes in and eats them before I can get them. My logical culprit is squirrels but I don't know how to defeat the squirrels without risking the health of the dogs. I really don't want my plant's to jus...
by OTTB
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Virgin Gardener
Replies: 752
Views: 60733

Re: Virgin Gardener

My blueberries and strawberries keep getting eaten. A few days before they are fully ripe something comes in and eats them before I can get them. My logical culprit is squirrels but I don't know how to defeat the squirrels without risking the health of the dogs. I really don't want my plant's to jus...

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