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by boskone
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6690
Views: 333286

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Minor thing, but I snagged a Carhartt fleece shirt-jacket and a lightweight balaclava at Academy. Jacket was 65% off (woo!), so about $30 out the door. Balaclava was full price, but only $15 anyway. It doesn't get terribly cold down here, so I think the two will cover anything I'm likely to run into...
by boskone
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4432
Views: 243912

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Really gotta buckle down and get this place sold.

Nice (efficient) house, good price (and I could probably keep it up at barely above minimum wage), but if the bottom falls out it's just a boat anchor to economic mobility.
by boskone
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally
Replies: 110
Views: 4989

Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

Asymetryczna wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:15 pm
Everything is going viral globally.
Especially viruses? :\
by boskone
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 596
Views: 18021

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

I have to admit the new PSA Glock-alike is actually pretty interesting. I'll have to keep an eye on those, once they get into the public's hands.

And, you know, ignore the inevitable "It can't be good, it costs less than the original Glock". :roll:
by boskone
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 596
Views: 18021

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

Henry Repeating Arms announced five new long guns as the company unveiled its X Model series. First teased at the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, these new guns are a complete, ground-up redesign of the lever-action. The five new guns are the: - Lever Action X Model .45-70 - Lever Action X Mod...
by boskone
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 596
Views: 18021

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

Their AR's get poo-poo'd by various higher dollar operators. But for the general public they are the go to supplier. And most of the reviews I've read or watched say they are good guns. I didn't say great - but good. And somethings "good" is good enough. :) I've got one--at least an upper--as an "e...
by boskone
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 596
Views: 18021

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

Henry Repeating Arms announced five new long guns as the company unveiled its X Model series. First teased at the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, these new guns are a complete, ground-up redesign of the lever-action. The five new guns are the: - Lever Action X Model .45-70 - Lever Action X Mod...
by boskone
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Will Prepping Get a Second Wind in 2020?
Replies: 38
Views: 931

Re: Will Prepping Get a Second Wind in 2020?

Lastly, I can read a thread a lot faster than I can watch a long ass video. I'll watch if they are the only game in town. But I'd much rather read a well vetted thread on any given subject on a forum. As I can glean the information I want quickly. And don't have to sit thru a given length video to ...
by boskone
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 596
Views: 18021

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

[SHOT 2020] Kel-Tec SUB2000 CQB – Integrally Suppressed Folding PCC At SHOT Show range day today Kel-Tec introduced their brand new version of the SUB2000, the SUB2000 CQB. The CQB has an integral suppressor, and still folds easily for compact storage. The forend of the rifle actually functions as ...
by boskone
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Modify your Esbit stove to be more "user friendly"
Replies: 30
Views: 23239

Re: Modify your Esbit stove to be more "user friendly"

moab wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:11 pm
TacAir wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:34 pm
bump for fun and any new folks not having gone thru the history files.
Photobucket really f'd the internet up. Does anyone know their story?
They want more money. In order to link to photos, you now have to pay for a several-hundred-dollar a year account.
by boskone
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 596
Views: 18021

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

NRA American Hunter - First Look: Magpul PC Backpacker Stock for Ruger PC Carbine Magpul has released the PC Backpacker Stock, designed specifically for, and drop in compatible with, 9 mm Luger and .40 S&W models of the Ruger PC Carbine. With a similar look and function to the X-22 Backpacker stock...
by boskone
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage
Replies: 89
Views: 33999

Re: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage

This is an excellent thread. If you could update your first post with your current system. That would be great. IIRC it's evolved over time. This thread is an excellent read. I'll be referring back to it myself often. Yes, this is a "must-read" thread. Isn't there some sort of place we can leave pa...
by boskone
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage
Replies: 89
Views: 33999

Re: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage

another bump for history for newer members. This is an excellent thread. If you could update your first post with your current system. That would be great. IIRC it's evolved over time. This thread is an excellent read. I'll be referring back to it myself often. Yes, this is a "must-read" thread. Is...
by boskone
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Hobo Signs
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Hobo Signs

I think trail blazes (at least for the US, other countries I believe have their own systems) would also be useful. (Phpbb doesn't seem to speak SVG, so I can't post directly.) More fantastically, I think Fallout 4 railsign could be adapted usefully, with an internal icon indicating the "signal" and ...
by boskone
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6600
Views: 1010564

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

LA Police Gear LNT 60 liter pack - clearance price $49.99, drops to $44.99 with code "textlapg10" For about the cost of a tissue thin Ozark Trails pack at Wally world, this is a 600 denier pack cloth bag in black, coyote or olive green. Hydration system compatable and has an adjustable shoulder har...
by boskone
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 28
Views: 2147

Re: Repair Wins

Minor thing, but I saved myself a few hundred bucks clearing a clogged kitchen sink. Twice, kinda. It'd back up after several minutes of water running (or a load of dishes), so it was a good bit down the pipe. I augered it out, then dumped a chemical cleaner to...well, clean things up, break up the ...
by boskone
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 966
Views: 70150

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/13/us/living-robot-stem-cells-intl-hnk-scli-scn/?hpt=ob_blogfooterold Tiny bioengineered robots. From frog cells. Because Jurassic Park taught us that genetic engineering and frogs always works out fine. Who'd've thought the zombie apocalypse would be accompanied by more...
by boskone
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Utah man survives for three weeks in Alaskan wilderness
Replies: 19
Views: 301

Re: Utah man survives for three weeks in Alaskan wilderness

A "Lucky Dumbass" thread would work for me as well, Raptor. :lol: We could use it as a sort of 'what not to do in *insert situation type* ' lesson thread. I think you have a point, that a body of "how not to survive" info might be useful. Maybe a "Survival by accident" forum, so there's a direct an...
by boskone
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6690
Views: 333286

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

With the wife and I planning on living out of a travel trailer for up to a few months in the near future while or new place gets delivered and setup (and while we move cross country), having a good working laptop is an important prep item for me. My regular PC will be packed away in its Pelican shi...
by boskone
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Utah man survives for three weeks in Alaskan wilderness
Replies: 19
Views: 301

Re: Utah man survives for three weeks in Alaskan wilderness

Do the presentations in public with the press and media invited (open bar will get them there the first few times we award it). Get ZS mentioned on the evening news a few times and we'd probably pick up quite a few new members. Maybe just some zombie-head shaped challenge coins? They could have som...
by boskone
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: What is the best/most durable pair of boots/shoes you have RIGHT NOW...
Replies: 21
Views: 352

Re: What is the best/most durable pair of boots/shoes you have RIGHT NOW...

Black Wolverine safety-toed leather boots. I got 'em on sale at Academy about a year and a half ago. The toe cap is a bit narrow, but otherwise they're great boots. I've been a fan of boots or high-tops for anything other than plain flat walking (e.g. urban) since I was young, I think because my ank...
by boskone
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6690
Views: 333286

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Massada wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:58 pm
Ordered a 2 1/2 gallon gravity water purification system. Picking up a new rifle tomorrow.
If you wouldn't mind, we'd love for you to stop by the Introductions forum, and let us know a bit about yourself.
by boskone
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Choosing a rifle for a small frame deer hunter
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Choosing a rifle for a small frame deer hunter

It's kind of a local thing I think, but you can get a Savage Axis (II), with bore-sighted decent glass, from Academy sporting goods for like $350. My go-to recommendations for new shooters who want to step up from .22 is one of those in .243 Winchester. Solid, complete, but inexpensive gun. Flat-sho...
by boskone
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 252
Views: 18915

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

I'll see if I can just clone this C drive in addition to my backups. I think I have a NIB drive around here. I used to do that, using ImageX, then found that new install day is just a good way to keep my drive clean-ish. The data's backed up, so I just download an up-to-date offline installer occas...

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