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by roscoe
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: CCW While Hiking
Replies: 17
Views: 1053

Re: CCW While Hiking

I personally can't stand chest packs - they are hot, and get in the way. I carry my trail CCW in a Wilderness SafePacker. It doesn't look like a holster, but holds handgun and a reload very readily accessible. I wear mine on the hipbelt of my pack normally, and it looks like a map folder, or somethi...
by roscoe
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alternatives to Chapstick?
Replies: 23
Views: 1775

Re: Alternatives to Chapstick?

You should know that Chapstick is adictive. Anything that contains petrolatum ultimately dries out your lips, making you feel the need for more chapstick once the lips dry off. And your lips will stop producing their own lubricants if you use it over a long period. I have had several friends who lit...
by roscoe
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Anyone have a Zastava M85 7.62x39 bolt gun?
Replies: 15
Views: 5738

Re: Anyone have a Zastava M85 7.62x39 bolt gun?

I bought the CZ for my daughter in .233/5.56. It is hard to find a rifle that is chambered for both calibers and has iron sights. We are pretty happy with it; it has an amazing set-trigger.

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by roscoe
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: improving my vertical movement
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: improving my vertical movement

If you are just worried about going down, all you need is an 8mm of good static climbing/rappelling rope in whatever length. Those 10 and 11mm ropes are for rock climbing, and are designed to dynamically absorb a fall. You don't need that for an emergency rappel. Also, for a random chance of descent...
by roscoe
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Lefties and Leverguns
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Lefties and Leverguns

Are you concerned about ejection or the loading gate? Older Winchesters eject straight up, but even newer AE-style ejection is not much of an issue for lefties - it won't hit you in the head. As for the loading gate, my dad just does it with his right, even though he is a lefty. It is a coarse movem...
by roscoe
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: California Safe pistols Please suggest.
Replies: 33
Views: 4126

Re: California Safe pistols Please suggest.

A vote here for the 3" Ruger SP101. If I had to own only one handgun, it would be this one. It will basically do everything you could need from a revolver, meaning shoot an enormous range of loads, from light wadcutters to 200 grain hard cast bear loads. And it is not too heavy or large. I have ccw'...
by roscoe
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: strange occurrence with a NATO gas can
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Re: strange occurrence with a NATO gas can

Wow! OK, note to self: leave space in the can!

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by roscoe
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: strange occurrence with a NATO gas can
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Re: strange occurrence with a NATO gas can

Hmm. I wonder if a light tan Krylon would be better. I can't really hard chrome them.

But I will be splashing a bit of water on these cans before opening them.

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by roscoe
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: strange occurrence with a NATO gas can
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

strange occurrence with a NATO gas can

So, I had two of the green NATO non-venting cans strapped to the roof rack when camping last week in Utah and Arizona. I didn't need the fuel, so they stayed up there till I returned home and pulled them down. I noticed that they were visibly bulging, and I figured that some pressure had built up in...
by roscoe
Thu May 18, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Lube: What are you folks using?
Replies: 29
Views: 1989

Re: Lube: What are you folks using?

Militec dry lube. In the desert the dust sticks to wet lubes, and rust is not a threat.

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by roscoe
Thu May 18, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: An Excellent .38 Spl & .357 Magnum Self-Defense Ammo Test
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: An Excellent .38 Spl & .357 Magnum Self-Defense Ammo Tes

I have always felt that the .38 was adequate against humans, and that .357 was really necessary only when you switched to heavier ammo for defense against animals or hunting. This seems to confirm that with a reasonably well-selected load in your .38, you should feel reasonably confident. I keep wad...
by roscoe
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: long-distance shooting with handguns
Replies: 6
Views: 513

long-distance shooting with handguns

After the discussion about pistols as primary BOB firearms, I thought I would do some experimenting. I had to go out to the desert south of town to sight in my 30-06, so I brought along an old defective blue 4-gallon pressure tank (for under-sink water filter systems) as a target to see how I could ...
by roscoe
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: preppers choice for Antibiotics?
Replies: 51
Views: 7586

Re: preppers choice for Antibiotics?

I am late to this thread, but if you are flying solo on the antibiotics, you need this little book - The Emergency Residents' Association Antibiotic Guide. It give adult and pediatric dosages for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. choice antibiotics for virtually every infection. It is a compact, slim, paperback b...
by roscoe
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Thinking about a 30-30
Replies: 16
Views: 1429

Re: Thinking about a 30-30

minengr wrote:Everyone should own at least one 30-30. Mine happen to be winchester (one from 1920) but Marlin is a good choice too.
Agreed. It is very versatile, and a lever rifle is compact and can actually be fired pretty rapidly.
by roscoe
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cheap, light weight, compact shoes for your BOB
Replies: 13
Views: 2585

Re: Cheap, light weight, compact shoes for your BOB

I wear a different Xero sandal (Z-trek) and do like them very much. I had to get the slightly harder sole because the Cloud let rocks poke my feet a bit too much. But I a a tenderfoot.
by roscoe
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Bear Skulls???
Replies: 28
Views: 1945

Re: Bear Skulls???

I'll look into the legality of buying and selling bear skulls, Hiro. I'm not holding out much hope of finding any for a decent price and I'd really rather not pay a fortune for something I'm just going to end up shooting anyway. I wonder if I could just find something similar to a bear skull (kind ...
by roscoe
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Inexpensive ruck options
Replies: 16
Views: 1455

Re: Inexpensive ruck options

Stick with a known brand, and if you value your spine, make sure the pack has a weight-bearing hip-belt. Campmor has great deals, and these are decent brands: https://www.campmor.com/c/gregory-z65-internal-frame-backpack-1 https://www.campmor.com/c/jansport-klamath-55-backpack https://www.campmor.co...
by roscoe
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: What to carry what to leave
Replies: 32
Views: 4795

Re: What to carry what to leave

So, actually, you are adding ~12 pounds to your load. Well, all I can say is, try your full load, with shelter, water, food, and first aid kit over 20 miles/day for a long weekend or so and report back. There is a big difference between, say, a 40 pound pack and a 52 pound pack, especially if you a...
by roscoe
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Bear Skulls???
Replies: 28
Views: 1945

Re: Bear Skulls???

Check the offerings from Buffalo Bore, DoubleTap, and Underwood for hardcast ammo. 9mm up to .45-70.
by roscoe
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Well I have to replace the Kahr
Replies: 40
Views: 2100

Re: Well I have to replace the Kahr

Still seems kind of fumbly: unfold the grip, pull the hammer, etc., all for a .22 round, and then proceed in single-action slow-fire mode. And it weighs more than the P32. I examined them when looking for a deep-cover pistol and couldn't figure out how they could be easily used, at least when compar...
by roscoe
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Well I have to replace the Kahr
Replies: 40
Views: 2100

Re: Well I have to replace the Kahr

Yeah - I was thinking automatic, but true about the NAA. I just wouldn't ever want to try to use one in self-defense - I held one in the store and it seemed like more of a gimmick than anything.
by roscoe
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Well I have to replace the Kahr
Replies: 40
Views: 2100

Re: Well I have to replace the Kahr

I love how Zombie Squad threads just percolate along slowly - one a day or so . . . Anyway, the problem with a .22 CCW is that there aren't any that can't be matched by a gun with a better round. If I can't carry a J-frame or my Shield (running, for example), I sometimes carry a P32. It literally fi...
by roscoe
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: What to carry what to leave
Replies: 32
Views: 4795

Re: What to carry what to leave

So, actually, you are adding ~12 pounds to your load. Well, all I can say is, try your full load, with shelter, water, food, and first aid kit over 20 miles/day for a long weekend or so and report back. There is a big difference between, say, a 40 pound pack and a 52 pound pack, especially if you ar...
by roscoe
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Bear Skulls???
Replies: 28
Views: 1945

Re: Bear Skulls???

The trick is hitting the right spot on a bear's head when it bursts from the brush at 25 meters, with the head bobbing as it comes towards you at 30 MPH. My understanding is that using a nice heavy hardcast load, and aiming at the shoulder or hip is a likelier stop. Go to the 3:00 mark: https://www....

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