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by bc99
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Elberlestock packs, Are They Worth It?
Replies: 11
Views: 1165

Re: Elberlestock packs, Are They Worth It?

Tully305 wrote:You can't go wrong with Hill People Gear


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I'd second that. Simple designs, great harness system. Take a look.
by bc99
Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Intelligence Gathering
Replies: 148
Views: 15022

Re: Intelligence Gathering and Patrolling

On a side note, I'm a Cali law enforcement officer. I'm a gang expert, and narcotics expert (per testimony in court and experience on the streets). 13= M, Mexican Mafia, etc. The 13 denotes that the gang is aligned with the Mexican Mafia street gang, and the street gang members are Surenos. Not all ...
by bc99
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From Los Angeles/SFV
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: Hello From Los Angeles/SFV

BadLands_Shooter wrote:Get out. While you still can.
Says the guy from Albuquerque!

I joke, I joke. I grew up in Santa Fe/Albuquerque. Dad's still there.

Welcome OP!
by bc99
Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: binoculars
Replies: 22
Views: 2647

Re: binoculars

I have some older Steiner military 8 x 30 and they still offer a similar model, about $250 at Optics Planet. The mil reticle is great for distance estimation and you set focus just once. http://images2.opticsplanet.com/755-405-ffffff/opplanet-steiner-binoculars-8x30-military-marine.jpg http://www.o...
by bc99
Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Additional Window Security
Replies: 34
Views: 6617

Re: Additional Window Security

This is all great information. That Tapco stuff looks amazing. I'm hoping they make something to go along with French Doors/Sliding Doors for patios. That's the first most glaring weakness in my house. The second being the big front windows. I'll just check the Tapco site, but what else are people d...
by bc99
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:33 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: California Drought
Replies: 147
Views: 12006

Re: California Drought

I looked into it. The California cattle industry exports almost 50% of its cattle. Of that 80% is sent to Japan. The rest goes to China and the other US states. Only 50% of its grain harvest is used for the cattle industry. Which only supplies 50% of what the industry needs to feed the cattle. They...
by bc99
Wed May 27, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: binoculars
Replies: 22
Views: 2647

Re: binoculars

I can second the Steiner, they are great. I like the 8X30, with the green plastic rubberized coating. You can adjust the eyepieces to each eye and then you don't need to focus. They have a term for it, I can't recall. Just good gear. I haven't seen those smaller binos they look really good too.
by bc99
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:45 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Statistical Mechanics of Zombies
Replies: 19
Views: 1915

Re: The Statistical Mechanics of Zombies

The map is interesting, but in the south-eastern portion of California (Riverside/San Bernadino/etc) counties showing orange or dark orange are actually sparsely populated outside of the main cities. Now, living in the desert would be a necessary skill but there are huge areas in those counties for ...
by bc99
Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Best affordable flashlight using current battery
Replies: 50
Views: 4372

Re: Best affordable flashlight using current battery

Yes, you can set the secondary function, which I like. The cap screwed tight is the max output. Then you can set either medium, low, strobe, or SOS for the secondary. You access the secondary by unscrewing the cap.

I have it set max/min. It's a great little light.
by bc99
Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Best affordable flashlight using current battery
Replies: 50
Views: 4372

Re: Best affordable flashlight using current battery

http://www.nitecore.com/productDetail.aspx?id=46#.UyQkc4WGcik" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Pretty darn slick if you ask me. Twist for a user defined setting, either 5-20-50 lumens. Twist other direction for 140 lumens. Good enough to light up a room plenty bright http://i.imgur.co...
by bc99
Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Modustollens Winter Mock Bug Out Contest Entry #1
Replies: 20
Views: 2266

Re: Modustollens Winter Mock Bug Out Contest Entry #1

This was great. I am not a snow camper, and am impressed with your outing. The skills you exhibited and have learned are obvious. Thanks!
by bc99
Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Urban "Escape" Protective Gear. Useful or useless?
Replies: 36
Views: 3299

Re: Urban "Escape" Protective Gear. Useful or useless?

I wear those Bolle glasses, I have the same ones. I use them during warrant service. I don't use any super high speed gear for that, those safety glasses are rated just fine and I wanted something clear to use when entering buildings in case of breaking glass, thrown objects, spitting bad-guys, etc....
by bc99
Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB, stopped by the police.
Replies: 104
Views: 6656

Re: My BOB, stopped by the police.

I'm involved in prepping and enjoy the outdoors. I'm also a peace officer and have been turned off by most forums which routinely portray law enforcement in a negative light. I enjoy these forums because that is kept to a minimum. I hope that my questions and commentary offers you a peek into the m...
by bc99
Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB, stopped by the police.
Replies: 104
Views: 6656

Re: My BOB, stopped by the police.

The officers had a call for service regarding a white male in a black truck. They contacted the poster who fit the description. Also it sounds like they were possibly following you prior to you reaching your home. Exiting your vehicle, that you had just driven on public roads, even if it was in your...
by bc99
Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My plan 2 days. No packed food, water, knife or lighter.
Replies: 31
Views: 2537

Re: My plan 2 days. No packed food, water, knife or lighter.

I rarely post but had to comment and say I thoroughly enjoy your outings, videos, and write-ups. Did you make the little hatchet head yourself? Interesting idea to test your skills, I know I'm no where near your level of experience.
by bc99
Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: INCH/BOB Pack Project - Ongoing Evolution
Replies: 75
Views: 5634

Re: INCH/BOB Pack Project - Ongoing Evolution

I enjoy your videos, backup1911, keep them coming. It's nice to see somebody review an item as they become accustomed to using it.
by bc99
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just another new guy
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: Just another new guy

Hola, welcome.
by bc99
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Pistol and Shotgun; proper tools for Active Shooter?
Replies: 123
Views: 5091

Re: Pistol and Shotgun; proper tools for Active Shooter?

As a peace officer in California, I can tell you that many agencies send their officers through active-shooter type training which includes building clearing as well as simunition rounds. Most patrol vehicles in California are equipped with an AR style rifle (while some agencies cling to the Mini-14...
by bc99
Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Workin' for the weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: Workin' for the weekend

Congrats on the wedding… and… is that a combat trowel?
by bc99
Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Ask a Fat Guy (about gear)
Replies: 90
Views: 14351

Re: Ask a Fat Guy (about gear)

Big guys burn tons of calories just on hikes. Throw a ruck on, get those big leg muscles moving, and climb some hills/trails. If you watch what you eat a bit, and maybe cut back portions or just choose healthier foods you will literally see the pounds melt off. For me, it was cutting out some of the...
by bc99
Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Are you prepped for a national power outage?
Replies: 77
Views: 7306

Re: Are you prepped for a national power outage?

Honestly I haven't really thought of this as one of the scenarios I'm prepping for. Sure, power outage would occur during an earthquake, which I'm more likely to encounter. I just never thought of the long term affects of a lengthy outage. Good thread. As far as sodomy bikers (wtf?! Bad image…) we m...
by bc99
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: MINI 14 FLAME WAR continued
Replies: 182
Views: 10183

Re: MINI 14 FLAME WAR continued

The Mini-14 is not considered an assault weapon where I live. It's fun to shoot. It's an extra .223 in the household if I need (I also have an AR). BA Baracus can't be wrong!
by bc99
Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mexico becoming a failed state?
Replies: 1190
Views: 69905

Re: Mexico becoming a failed state?

The real questions will arise when and if the vigilantes ever "defeat" the local cartels. Will they then move in to get a piece of the narco trade?
by bc99
Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:42 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How much training before concealed carrying?
Replies: 113
Views: 4104

Re: How much training before concealed carrying?

It's a huge responsibility carrying a weapon CC (off duty/permit/private property) that I think some people don't really understand. I agree with just about everybody on this thread. Basic "gun safety", range time, tactical shooting, and laws/ethics should be required. Another thing is training abov...

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