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by Armor76
Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Israeli Mauser advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Israeli Mauser advice

So I guess this is the right forum to put this in. We're looking to add a K98 Israeli conversion rifle to our collection. Something in my searches seems odd to me. Are fakes a common thing to be concerned about? I've read that most of these are going to be REALLY beat up from all the history they've...
by Armor76
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: beveled magwell for 1022.... good idea or bad?
Replies: 1
Views: 300

beveled magwell for 1022.... good idea or bad?

Have a 10/22. It has a wood stock (Boyds). Currently, the 10 rd mags insert and drop freely.... but I think if I beveled the inside edges of the wood of the magwell with a dremel just a little it would help give me a wider target and help guide mags in without having to look or fumble so much. Not t...
by Armor76
Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Help my apple trees
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: Help my apple trees

Just because they're red doesn't mean they're anywhere near ripe. The "dryness" you taste is astringency..... the taste of an unripe apple. The solution to your problem is to wait, nothing more. Taste one every week. You'll notice a gradual change. Since you don't know what varieties these are, you ...
by Armor76
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Tunafish class action settlement. Are you affected?
Replies: 31
Views: 5869

Tunafish class action settlement. Are you affected?

Apparently, StarKist was under filling their 5 ounce tuna cans for a very long time. If you bought any of their affected products between February 9, 2009 and October 31, 2014 you can fill out a form for compensation. You don't have to have a receipt, but you do have to swear under threat of perjury...
by Armor76
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Closing down the shop.
Replies: 125
Views: 15694

Re: Closing down the shop.

Thank you for telling us so many of your stories. I'm not kidding when I say you've lead a truly amazing life. The places you've been and the things you've done! If I live to a hundred I'll be lucky to have half as many stories to tell. Keep fighting, but if you have to go, I hope you go with a grin...
by Armor76
Tue May 19, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: body armor
Replies: 72
Views: 9110

Re: body armor

Alright, this looks like a good thread to necro on the topic. When it comes to the AR500 plate, Is the optional "extra thick" coating of anti spalling material really necessary or is it just an opportunity for an added charge? If it was necessary, why wouldn't it be standard? Sorry if this has been ...
by Armor76
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buying a House
Replies: 26
Views: 2882

Re: Buying a House

Skimmed the other posts, sorry if this is a repeat. Neighbors. If you find a house you think you like, go over and knock on some neighbors doors. Tell them you're looking at buying the house and ask them what they think about the neighborhood and the house.... they may volunteer useful info about th...
by Armor76
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 617145

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

Well that was much better, had me worried for a moment. Now we all know this will not work out. The question is how is this going to go South on the group. -We already had the mad tyrant. -Cannibals have been done. What is it going to be? Go... My guess is everything is fine with the other group. H...
by Armor76
Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 5.56mm Green Tip M855 Could be banned
Replies: 180
Views: 10286

Re: 5.56mm Green Tip M855 Could be banned

Alright, so pardon the dumb question. Is m855 somehow "better" ammunition to use in a hypothetical self defense situation involving SHTF or zombies? I thought soft body armor wouldn't stand a chance against "regular" OR m855 ammo... because soft armor is made to stop pistol ammo, not rifle ammo. I u...
by Armor76
Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: 72 hours
Replies: 26
Views: 3001

Re: 72 hours

If I found out today? Bug IN! We've got nowhere better to go than here (in this situation) I'd need to get more gas for my generator. I only have 10 gallons in reserve. I'd need to get more potable water as well. I have over 30 days worth, but not 60 and I don't want to have to haul any more water o...
by Armor76
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7869
Views: 352238

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Figured it out. Thanks anyway.
by Armor76
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: The Official ZS DEBTSQUAD: BODY COUNT thread.
Replies: 355
Views: 54462

Re: The Official ZS DEBTSQUAD: BODY COUNT thread.

This is a great thread. I hate to see it die. I like reading about peoples victories and it's good encouragement! It seems the general economy is improving somewhat now. It's a long slow crawl back up but I get the feeling we are headed in the right direction. Now is not the time to get complacent o...
by Armor76
Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Reality check: how much time per day as a hunter-gatherer?
Replies: 17
Views: 1509

Re: Reality check: how much time per day as a hunter-gathere

FYI for anyone who reads this thread thinking they can live off the land come SHTF. Get used to eating bugs. Seriously . Don't expect to eat mammals, birds, and fish. Expect 99% of your meat diet will be bugs. Learn what bugs are edible in your area and which are toxic. Of the edible ones find out ...
by Armor76
Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Ginger Beer (Alcoholic)
Replies: 18
Views: 1390

Re: Ginger Beer (Alcoholic)

Although I have fermented this to get the carbonation instead of forcing with co2..... This guy has a great recipe for ginger beer (soda). Add lime juice and dark rum to your finished ginger beer (soda) and you have a dark and stormy, and that WILL get you drunk. =) http://www.jeffreymorgenthaler.co...
by Armor76
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Organic Gardening
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: Organic Gardening

I figure the most people who would be interested in something like this would be in this forum so I'm posting it here. My mom is writing a book about Organic Gardening for Beginners and I told her I would help her out. She is trying to figure out what subjects she needs to cover. So if you wanted t...
by Armor76
Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: 52 hours without power.... lessons learned.
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

Re: 52 hours without power.... lessons learned.

Got a mate who has a propane shower set up. I will have to look into how that works. It looks fairly set and forget. This sort of thing. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l41Ik9b8PK0 This one looks dodgy but cheap. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aI9YlsyX57w Looks like it requires a running faucet to hook ...
by Armor76
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: 52 hours without power.... lessons learned.
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

52 hours without power.... lessons learned.

We had a nasty storm this week. 8o mile an hour straight line winds. Lots of rain, thunder and lightening. Trees are down EVERYWHERE. Every house on my street has broken limbs or whole trees blown over. Some are on houses and cars, others took out power lines. My 5 year old fruit trees are permanent...
by Armor76
Mon May 19, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 12 ways to break firearm rules you might not have thought of
Replies: 33
Views: 1796

Re: 12 ways to break firearm rules you might not have though

I saw this article on FB and it got me thinking. I think I handle firearms responsibly but I need to pay attention and see if I do some of these things. https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/tune-up-your-gun-handling/ Thought you folks might appreciate the read. The Gut Racker This error most commonly o...
by Armor76
Sat May 17, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 12 ways to break firearm rules you might not have thought of
Replies: 33
Views: 1796

12 ways to break firearm rules you might not have thought of

I saw this article on FB and it got me thinking. I think I handle firearms responsibly but I need to pay attention and see if I do some of these things.

https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/tune-u ... -handling/

Thought you folks might appreciate the read.
by Armor76
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Shelf life of matzah?
Replies: 29
Views: 10821

Re: Shelf life of matzah?

You know I never thought about putting matzoh in our preps. I grabbed a bunch of those big cases of Shabbaot candles when they were on sale and I got some gefelte fish.... no matzoh. Thanks for the idea! Just make sure you're getting enough fiber if you are going to be living on it for a while. Matz...
by Armor76
Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: What are you playing?
Replies: 835
Views: 82309

Re: What are you playing?

Dead Island for 360. It starts slow, but I'm half way through it now and it's pretty good.

Loved the fallout series, Halo back in the day, Torchlight, Diablo 3, Portal...
by Armor76
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 617145

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

Zombies have calcium depletion and have softer bones for whatever reason, thus these skull piercings scenes are so easy to do. I know, right? Watermelons are harder to crack than zombie heads. It seems to be getting worse as the series goes on. At this rate, they'll be poking through mushy zombie h...
by Armor76
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 234
Views: 31300

Re: Halfapint's upcoming acreage thread?

Definitely look into permaculture. Also look into garden space. (how large is large? Is it enough to grow adequate food? )You need good sunlight to grow veggies and that might require removing a handful of trees if you need a little more space. Gardens done right aren't as much work as you think. Mu...
by Armor76
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Dixie "Icepocalypse" 2014-What Worked/Didn't
Replies: 33
Views: 3223

Re: Dixie "Icepocalypse" 2014-What Worked/Didn't

Good stories guys (both good/bad...no ugly..yet...). A lesson learned, keep some of the gas on-hand, and write the date on the outside of the can (with a grease pencil, etc.). If nothing happens in 6-8 months, put it in yer car, and just refill the cans. But, those 6-8 months, you not only have emr...

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