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by Drop Dead Zed
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: nobody needs a shotgun.
Replies: 34
Views: 2634

Re: nobody needs a shotgun.

Several people have mentioned that the right load in a shotgun has low penetration, the converse is also true. A 1 oz. lead slug are way more barrier blind than 55 or 62 grain .223. Additionally there are definitely some animals in NA that I would rather face with a shotgun with slugs than an AR. Ad...
by Drop Dead Zed
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Non-profit Security team advice/questions?
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

Re: Non-profit Security team advice/questions?

http://www.carlchinn.com/ Church security research and statistics. There is a lot that can be talked about here, really too much for this venue. My strongest piece of advice is; make sure you have buy in from the senior pastor/board. Implementing comprehensive church security requires changes to th...
by Drop Dead Zed
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How to prepare against MRAPs
Replies: 96
Views: 9900

Re: How to prepare against MRAPs

Well, the MRAP at the PD where I work is very unlikely to be stolen. It's in a secure lot, which admittedly is not all that secure (the gate can be climbed) but it is monitored by several sets of eyes. Once inside the lot, a thief would have to break into the vehicle then start it. Based on previous...
by Drop Dead Zed
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Military knives and their company's claims
Replies: 17
Views: 3539

Re: Military knives and their company's claims

Lots of knives have National Stock Numbers and can therefore claim to be "official."
by Drop Dead Zed
Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sleeping bags that zip together.
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: Sleeping bags that zip together.

True story. When my wife and I were first married, we wanted to get some zip togethers. We went to Cabela's and asked the clerk and he directed us right to them. Problem was, they had no price tags. So the clerk gets on the PA, "ASSISTANCE IN CAMPING PLEASE. I NEED A PRICE CHECK ON THE ADAM AND EVE ...
by Drop Dead Zed
Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: History Channel Alone survival series
Replies: 159
Views: 23813

Re: History Channel Alone survival series

Interesting. Is there any reason given for this rule? It wasn't mentioned specifically, but I would guess it was to prevent people from sneaking extra cordage. There are some things one cannot simply 'forget'. Yep, and he paid for it, no doubt. I guess that hunger, thirst, fatigue, and cold can rea...
by Drop Dead Zed
Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: History Channel Alone survival series
Replies: 159
Views: 23813

Re: History Channel Alone survival series

They were actually prevented by the rules from having lanyards and such prior to arriving on the island and once there Joe stated that what with one thing or another, he simply forgot to make a lanyard. There are several threads on BCUSA with Joe, Sam, and Dustin providing input and answering questi...
by Drop Dead Zed
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: History Channel Alone survival series
Replies: 159
Views: 23813

Re: History Channel Alone survival series

JackBauer wrote:Daughter and I managed to watch the first episode. We enjoyed it and look forward to watching more. We liked the fact it was more les Stroud inspired than some of the other survival show types...
You mean they're gonna go looking for Bigfoot? I don't remember that in any of the promos...
by Drop Dead Zed
Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6555
Views: 998013

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

http://www.prepandmore.com/brands/Jerry-Can.html New production European made NATO Jerry cans only $29.99 cheapest I have ever seen new production NATO Jerry cans Thanks for posting this. I ordered mine yesterday and got it today. Shipping was fast. I was extremely excited. Was getting ready to ord...
by Drop Dead Zed
Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: When TV shows and movies get it wrong
Replies: 89
Views: 9303

Re: When TV shows and movies get it wrong

Too many! I personally love all the clicking that tv guns do. It sounds like typing on a keyboard. I cringe at chicken wings (to be fair, I see that at the range too) and goofy pistol grips designed more for framing the actor's face than accurate shooting. I also like it when the CSI guys dig a perf...
by Drop Dead Zed
Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Prep Fail or Win? IDK, but I'm glad for AAA.
Replies: 12
Views: 1584

Re: Prep Fail or Win? IDK, but I'm glad for AAA.

eugene wrote:...Almost any modern belt can be changed in about 5 minutes, buy a new one to replace the current one before it gets too old then fold it up and stuff it under the hood somewhere and if the new one ever breaks swap the old in to get you going again.
Yes, of course. Unless the tensioner is broke.
by Drop Dead Zed
Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Prep Fail or Win? IDK, but I'm glad for AAA.
Replies: 12
Views: 1584

Prep Fail or Win? IDK, but I'm glad for AAA.

My wife, my two kids (girl-4 & boy-2,) and I were coming back to Michigan from a week of vacation in Florida. We were going to stop overnight in Chattanooga but while passing through Atlanta my battery light came on in the car (2010 Escape.) After another minute or so, the power steering goes out. U...
by Drop Dead Zed
Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: ESEE altoids tin question
Replies: 12
Views: 1182

Re: ESEE altoids tin question

A little different take on the Altoids kit for me- I make it a little repair kit. Contents (not all inclusive): -some safety pins -a couple of buttons -electrical tape -needle & thread (white & black) -a tiny one use tube of super glue -a little roll of picture hanging wire -a roll of dental floss (...
by Drop Dead Zed
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Water Purification Tech "Too Good To Be True"?
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Re: Water Purification Tech "Too Good To Be True"?

We will sell special "Solar Powered" water purification bags and make millions. The SODIS Concept is valid, but you don't need a "special bag. Any clear plastic will do. BTW Nalgene makes those exact bags for $10 without the special solar powers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_water_disinfectio...
by Drop Dead Zed
Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My newest tool, the Mega Pry!
Replies: 33
Views: 3416

Re: My newest tool, the Mega Pry!

I like it! Is there any way, without destroying its strength, to have lanyard holes somewhere near the connector ends? I could see myself wanting to tie them to each other with about a six inches to a foot of lanyard and mini-biners for quick attach/detach. If not, I'd end up just wrapping them and ...
by Drop Dead Zed
Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: BOOM- a big snow storm hit your area
Replies: 21
Views: 894

Re: BOOM- a big snow storm hit your area

Get out of bed, shovel the snow, scrape the car, go to work. Welcome to Michigan. In all seriousness, heat and stove are gas, but the fan on the furnace is electric and that's what the generator is for. Really though, the city I live in at the moment has it's own power plant and can take care of out...
by Drop Dead Zed
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You get thrown back in time around 100 A.D.
Replies: 69
Views: 10514

Re: You get thrown back in time around 100 A.D.

On the other hand, slavery in ancient times wasn't at all like chattel slavery of Antebellum America. Ancient slaves often held quite a bit of power, wealth, and prestige. The relationship was more akin to an oath of fealty. So maybe I could parley my (supposedly) advanced knowledge into a cush job...
by Drop Dead Zed
Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You get thrown back in time around 100 A.D.
Replies: 69
Views: 10514

Re: You get thrown back in time around 100 A.D.

On the other hand, slavery in ancient times wasn't at all like chattel slavery of Antebellum America. Ancient slaves often held quite a bit of power, wealth, and prestige. The relationship was more akin to an oath of fealty. So maybe I could parley my (supposedly) advanced knowledge into a cush job...
by Drop Dead Zed
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You get thrown back in time around 100 A.D.
Replies: 69
Views: 10514

Re: You get thrown back in time around 100 A.D.

The thing is, a lot of people think that "ancient" means the same as "ignorant, dumb, and/or unsophisticated." Nothing could be further from the truth. Ancient Rome was seen as golden age of unequaled heights of civilization until the Age of Enlightenment for a reason. I would not assume that I coul...
by Drop Dead Zed
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You get thrown back in time around 100 A.D.
Replies: 69
Views: 10514

Re: You get thrown back in time around 100 A.D.

I would travel back to 34 or 35 AD, materializing in the outskirts of Rome. I EDC a small folding knife. Nothing fancy; a Tool Logic SLPro with a small blade and a detachable miniature LED flashlight. It has solid scales that completely mask the blade within. A hinged knife was of course unknown at...
by Drop Dead Zed
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You get thrown back in time around 100 A.D.
Replies: 69
Views: 10514

Re: You get thrown back in time around 100 A.D.

AD 33 ish. Jerusalem. I would try to find Jesus. AD is A fter D eath (of Jesus) . He's long gone back home. Negative. AD=Anno Domini, Year of our Lord. It starts approximately around the time of Jesus' birth. 33 AD would probably be anywhere from a couple of years before His ministry to a couple of...
by Drop Dead Zed
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My First Bug Out - 35 Years Ago Tonight
Replies: 5
Views: 1780

Re: My First Bug Out - 35 Years Ago Tonight

I live in a small suburb in the Metro Detroit region that has the 2nd largest BASF plant in America. We have weekly siren tests and bi-annual first responder hazmat drills. There are enough chemicals on site to poison and/or blow up the entire town of 30,000 people. Trains full of nasty-nasties roll...
by Drop Dead Zed
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Ankle holster for a J-frame 442?
Replies: 16
Views: 1529

Re: Ankle holster for a J-frame 442?

I carry my 442 in a Bianchi Triad. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051FDLOG/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687762&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000N8MXVI&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1TTB2834CJNXAR8NP2FT It has an ankle pad that velcros on the inside so I can adjust it for di...
by Drop Dead Zed
Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Escape to a little 1-person farm
Replies: 26
Views: 3066

Re: Escape to a little 1-person farm

To be blunt, it is impossible to be 100% self sufficient. By that I mean, never needing any item or service from any one outside of yourself. If your goal is to rely on others for support as little as possible, then of course, that is a worthy and attainable goal. When I think of this goal and discu...

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