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by zombieresponder
Thu May 12, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Small engine repair
Replies: 20
Views: 2679

Re: Small engine repair

What brand is the engine? JD uses different engines. If it's a Briggs, then there are three or four different manuals that it might be, based on it being a twin cylinder. https://shop.briggsandstratton.com/us/e ... ir-manuals
by zombieresponder
Wed May 11, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Small engine repair
Replies: 20
Views: 2679

Re: Small engine repair

Can you guys recommend a book/website/YouTube series to learn about small engine repair? I never learned growing up and my kid and I want to fix our riding mower. It's been through two carburetors and the shop guys keep telling me they gum up and go bad because of the ethanol in gas these days, but...
by zombieresponder
Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: My Sidearm Choice - The CZ 75!
Replies: 31
Views: 6655

Re: My Sidearm Choice - The CZ 75!

Can anyone recommend a bigger safety for a pre-B model Cz-75? I'd like something easier to disengage in a high stress situation. The stock safety is a little small, and slippery. Also interested in wood grips instead of the stock plastic. Having the stocker built up via welding is the only option I...
by zombieresponder
Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 1998 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 advice
Replies: 15
Views: 2669

Re: 1998 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 advice

I know this is an old thread but..... Well it depends. Are you gonna need this to go offroad sort of like a second fun car or are you gonna use it as a daily driver? If it is for offroad pretty much all the time and the price isn't bad go for it. As things break down (and they will) you can replace ...
by zombieresponder
Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minimalist recovery kit for an Awd crossover.
Replies: 17
Views: 2924

Re: Minimalist recovery kit for an Awd crossover.

I have used come alongs for vehicle recovery...and I've used a hi lift jack as a winch. Frankly, both suck, but the hi lift sucks a whole lot less. The major downside to using a high lift is similar to that of a come along, being that if you have to pull very far, you will have to reset frequently. ...
by zombieresponder
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: sks for a mini 14??? (i did it)
Replies: 67
Views: 8945

Re: sks for a mini 14???

I'd keep the SKS. I have several and also have a mini thirty. If the mini hadn't been free, I wouldn't own one. I can't think of a good reason to buy or trade for one. Factory mags are expensive, most aftermarket mags don't function, and lots of parts can't be bought except from ruger(and then only ...
by zombieresponder
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Need a new pack for the wife, 14.5 inch torso length
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Need a new pack for the wife, 14.5 inch torso length

Ragged wrote:What's she going to use it for and what is your budget range?
BOB, hiking, etc.. She probably won't be willing to spend more than $400 or so, although she was talking about having one custom made, so she might be willing to spend more than I think.
by zombieresponder
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Need a new pack for the wife, 14.5 inch torso length
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Need a new pack for the wife, 14.5 inch torso length

My wife is short, like 4'6" short and we can't seem to find a good pack to fit her. She really likes my eberlestock G4, so I tried fitting it to her and found that there wasn't enough adjustment to do so. I emailed them and asked about whether the short harness would give enough adjustment. They did...
by zombieresponder
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Flea Market Axe Find - Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 1585

Re: Flea Market Axe Find - Help!

If the handle is cracked to find yourself a nice handle for it. If its dull then get a nice file (not one of those cheap Chinese made files), work a nice edge on it. Then use a whet stone perhaps medium grit and work it down then use a fine grit and you should be good. as for the rust that's not go...
by zombieresponder
Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: would you buy a glock "like" pistol in 5.7x28mm?
Replies: 29
Views: 1937

Re: would you buy a glock "like" pistol in 5.7x28mm?

Nope. No use for the cartridge and I'm not a glock fan either.
by zombieresponder
Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Marlin 1894 .44mag Lever Gun?
Replies: 9
Views: 2477

Re: Marlin 1894 .44mag Lever Gun?

By "slightly used", is it one of the older ones that was made when Marlin was in Connecticut, or the newer ones since they moved their HQ to North Carolina? My "made in Conneticut" Marlins are fine rifles, but a lot of people have been complaining about the quality of the newer ones made in NY or K...
by zombieresponder
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Marlin 1894 .44mag Lever Gun?
Replies: 9
Views: 2477

Re: Marlin 1894 .44mag Lever Gun?

A cousin of mine has one, my wife has a .357 version. The .44 model is a little more bulky. Good gun for certain uses. If the price is right, I'd probably buy it. I came close to buying a used 45 colt version a while back.
by zombieresponder
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Looking for a CCW for the girlfriend
Replies: 29
Views: 2934

Re: Looking for a CCW for the girlfriend

She's the shooter. Remember that. Drop her off at a gunshop with knowledgable employees then get out of the way. This happens all the time and the husband or boyfriend presence does more harm than good. http://www.corneredcat.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Female firearms instru...
by zombieresponder
Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .410 self defense shotgun ?
Replies: 65
Views: 8264

Re: .410 self defense shotgun ?

410 makes a fine SD gun. couple it with a Taurus judge and not only will you have a long gun but a shot as well that fire the same ammo. 410 ammo is cheap= buy more, lite =more you can carry, and versitile = more uses (ie hunting, SD, practice, ect) With ammo such as 00 buck, PDX, Hornady (NEW TO T...
by zombieresponder
Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How mobile is your job?
Replies: 20
Views: 1540

Re: How mobile is your job?

I'm a machinist and I can weld, among other things. I'm also willing to show up at the hiring desk every morning when the place opens to see if a job is available, and I'm not afraid to actually work. I should be able to find a job pretty much anywhere in the world.
by zombieresponder
Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Yaesu FT-60 (just bought)
Replies: 10
Views: 3363

Re: Yaesu FT-60 (just bought)

I advise against the SMA-BNC adapters. They simply give too much leverage and make it real easy to snap that SMA connector right off the radio. Anything other than an SMA antenna (and even some of those can be a problem) that connects to that SMA needs to have some flex and "give" to it. This is wh...
by zombieresponder
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Weekly Net - what mode/freq/time/day?
Replies: 20
Views: 3392

Re: Weekly Net - what mode/freq/time/day?

I'd be game, but I haven't even powered up my TS450. Going to pick up a few more bits to build an antenna today.
by zombieresponder
Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Yaesu FT-60 (just bought)
Replies: 10
Views: 3363

Re: Yaesu FT-60 (just bought)

Guy behind the counter lied his ass off. The FT-60 is, in no way, shape or form, "waterproof" or even water resistant. Yep, that's the one downside to the 60. I have one and it's been a good radio. Replace the factory rubber duck antenna with an aftermarket antenna. You can get an SMA to BNC adapte...
by zombieresponder
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Looking for pro/con 9mm vs. .45
Replies: 95
Views: 4612

Re: Looking for pro/con 9mm vs. .45

I've got both. Either one will work with a good bullet, put in the right place. 9 gets you more capacity and less recoil, and with some ammo is right on the heels of my much loved .357 magnum. .45 isn't going to get any smaller, but the capacity is less and it's more expensive. There are also times ...
by zombieresponder
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Why is the Striker Block Making 9c have two resets?
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Why is the Striker Block Making 9c have two resets?

My guess is a burr, dirt, or something similar interfering with the mechanism. That said, I've never had one apart in my hands, so I may not even be on the right track.
by zombieresponder
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Anyone used the Meprolight Mepro 21 reflex sight?
Replies: 5
Views: 3414

Anyone used the Meprolight Mepro 21 reflex sight?

I've been looking at them for a while. Seems like a better option to me than battery dependent sights.
by zombieresponder
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How do you g uys carry stripper clips
Replies: 18
Views: 2753

Re: How do you g uys carry stripper clips

Why not leave them in the bandoleers with cardboards instead of reinventing the wheel?
by zombieresponder
Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: What are you playing?
Replies: 873
Views: 108717

Re: What are you playing?

PS3: Just picked up far cry 3 and the walking dead game. Have several of the FPS games like MOH and COD. I don't play much anymore since I'm either at work or at the gym. Got to spend some time at Saekson Janjira's http://www.saekson.com/instructors.html gym yesterday for some Muay Thai training. :m...
by zombieresponder
Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: MAK-90 vs. Ruger mini 30 (Now with Pictures of M1 Garand)
Replies: 60
Views: 7208

Re: MAK-90 vs. Ruger mini 30

Just wish I had more ammo. Yeah, I'd buy up as much M2 ball as I could afford. At least that shouldn't be under a panic. I remember there was a non permanent modification could be done to fire other ammuntion as well? I can't recall what it was but if you want the most from this design it might be ...

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