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by boskone
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: When the police recommend you shelter in your basement, but you only have a crawlspace
Replies: 10
Views: 84

Re: When the police recommend you shelter in your basement, but you only have a crawlspace

:oh: I would wonder why they want you in the basement? Concern about gunfire? That would be the first assumption. I've heard of the suggestion from police a few times in my life. I think I'd rather sandbag outer walls in a room three feet high "safe room" style than go into a crawl space for an und...
by boskone
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: When the police recommend you shelter in your basement, but you only have a crawlspace
Replies: 10
Views: 84

Re: When the police recommend you shelter in your basement, but you only have a crawlspace

Wait, sorry, I forgot something: Obviously, you should dig a basement, and have a concealed entry from the crawlspace. Do it like that guy in--I think it was Detroit?--that just slowly hauled the dirt out so that no-one realized he had a whole bunker under his house. But make sure it's a properly pe...
by boskone
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: When the police recommend you shelter in your basement, but you only have a crawlspace
Replies: 10
Views: 84

Re: When the police recommend you shelter in your basement, but you only have a crawlspace

Could you 'semi-finish' the crawlspace? Like buy/build/rent an earth tamper and level and harden the floor? Wouldn't need to be up to full rammed-earth standards, but probably help things along and make sleeping more comfortable. Maybe section off an area as a toilet, maybe just some hooks in the jo...
by boskone
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98810

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

They have those, as well as a simplified version, splattered all over work. Aside from one haircut in like April, the riskiest thing I've done is go grocery shopping. However, given my shopping habits (I tend to go in only if there's basically no-one else there), I think I'm still in the low-risk gr...
by boskone
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Fails: The Wall of Shame
Replies: 29
Views: 3964

Re: Firearms Fails: The Wall of Shame

Well, when the zombies come, just remember to shoot for the groin.

...so you'll headshot the one to the right.
by boskone
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10495

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

My sister, nephew, and mother are coming down from DC to stay with me for a few days. I live down in southern maryland away from the city. I don't think much if anything is going to happen. But, always be prepared. A few gallons of gas is a perfectly reasonable cost, to be out of the area in case t...
by boskone
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Other prep sites?
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Other prep sites?

Some of the other sites I visit, prepping related, are experiencing issues with the current Great Purge happening in the big tech world. I'm rather glad ZS is still up and active. And working hard towards becoming as "purge proof" as possible. 8-) arfcom got purged. Back up now, fortunately. The do...
by boskone
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]
Replies: 47
Views: 641

Re: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]

Y'all should be keeping an eye on HR 127.

No details yet, but the title is pretty indicative.
by boskone
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10495

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

That said the RE market in the area near my farm in rural MS has been booming even with new housing going up. I actually had someone (with a NY plate) drive down my driveway and offer to buy our place from my wife. She was neither pleased nor impressed with the intrusion. She also strongly suggeste...
by boskone
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10495

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

That said the RE market in the area near my farm in rural MS has been booming even with new housing going up. I actually had someone (with a NY plate) drive down my driveway and offer to buy our place from my wife. She was neither pleased nor impressed with the intrusion. She also strongly suggeste...
by boskone
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: We're going to shut down the ZS forums server after New Year's
Replies: 33
Views: 549

Re: We're going to shut down the ZS forums server after New Year's

CG wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:05 pm
Are we back?
I dunno...the current IP is in the New Jersey/New York area, rather than the Chicago area. What that actually means, I'm not sure; it could be an endpoint for NT2C's host, or it could be where Kyle lives.

Guess we'll just wait for an official update.
by boskone
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]
Replies: 47
Views: 641

Re: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]

So what's the word on the JFPO ? Also, apparently Benelli's patent on their M4 shotgun expired recently and a clone has already popped up on the market. I got an email from Classic Firearms about the Panzer Arms M4 and it looks pretty good. I used to want a Benelli M4, but the cost was way out of m...
by boskone
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: We're going to shut down the ZS forums server after New Year's
Replies: 33
Views: 549

Re: We're going to shut down the ZS forums server after New Year's

NT2C wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:07 am
Okay, I've been talking with Kyle this morning and we're going to do the move later today (early evening on the US East Coast). You can expect the forums to be down for up to 24-36 hours but probably less than 12.
So...1-36 hours. That's some fine guesstimatin'. :clownshoes:
by boskone
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 254
Views: 10495

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

For those who can't/won't connect with family tribe, there is always "tribe of choice." Results will likely vary, but that can be said of almost anything. ZS IS my tribe of choice. :awesome: So, whose basement are the wife and I moving into? Oh, and our three cats. :mrgreen: On the more serious sid...
by boskone
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7688
Views: 439074

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

I look forward to a range report, I don't like the open sights on my Rossi, but not sure what to upgrade to. I kept going back and forth between the model from Steve's Guns that replaces the safety lever on the bolt and the Skinner sights option that puts a peep or ghost ring where the rear sight a...
by boskone
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: There's a mouse in the house (bug out bag food storage)
Replies: 26
Views: 313

Re: There's a mouse in the house (bug out bag food storage

I can't say as I'm particularly familiar with mice, but a couple thoughts would be either a plastic tote or a metal cabinet. Plastic totes would be cheaper, and while not exceptionally mouse-proof combined with something unattractive-smelling might be enough to at least point them elsewhere. It'd be...
by boskone
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]
Replies: 47
Views: 641

Re: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]

I think I'd trust random reloads I found on the floor at a gun range more than I trust the media these days. As for the NRA, the big problem a lot of folks have with the organization all stems from Wayne LaPierre and his cronies basically using the NRA as their own personal spending account. Agree ...
by boskone
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 3M Security Film
Replies: 15
Views: 329

Re: 3M Security Film

After I get the hang of putting it on my own windows, I'll come over and help you with yours. Then throw rocks at your windows. But only for science. Not cause I'm a lunatic influenced far too much by Calvin and Hobbes in my adolescence. It's purely for science and the betterment of this forum. I'l...
by boskone
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Rural property, but the locals don't want you there ...
Replies: 46
Views: 4618

Re: Rural property, but the locals don't want you there ...

We sold our rural property in Utah last summer. Our rural property in KS has just been sold. We got tired of our 'good neighbors' stealing everything not set in concrete, quite literally soon after each visit. You leave preps at a site unattended, count on them being gone - sooner or later. The boo...
by boskone
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7688
Views: 439074

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

Gun case from Harbor Freight, using a 25% off coupon. https://www.harborfreight.com/9800-weatherproof-protective-rifle-case-long-black-64520.html -Blast I've a couple of their pistol cases. They're actually pretty impressive for their price, and perfectly suitable to my needs. Word to the wise, I'v...
by boskone
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]
Replies: 47
Views: 641

Re: Firearms Chat: [2021 - A New Hope]

PistolPete wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:34 pm
Out of 6.5 Creedmoor I was getting 1800 fps with a 90 grain bullet in a 20" barrel, super pleasant to shoot.
That sounds fun, and as the shiny new owner of a 6.5CM I'll have to make a note of that.

Not sure what use I might have for the load, but never know when I'll find one.
by boskone
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7688
Views: 439074

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

Blast wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:46 pm
Gun case from Harbor Freight, using a 25% off coupon.
https://www.harborfreight.com/9800-weat ... 64520.html
-Blast
I've a couple of their pistol cases. They're actually pretty impressive for their price, and perfectly suitable to my needs.
by boskone
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7688
Views: 439074

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

Picked up an inch-pound torque wrench and scope leveling doodad . The results from the torque wrench were interesting, turns out I have no idea what 18 ft-lbs is; all of my scopes were torqued to maybe 12-14. (I'd actually expected I was over-torquing) Went through and retorqued all my scopes. The ...

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