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by CommonHighrise
Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Homegrown Firelighter
Replies: 9
Views: 677

It stinks. Keep a Bic handy.
by CommonHighrise
Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tough as Nails, water cooled alcohol backpacking stove
Replies: 18
Views: 1311

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Fixed image link for ya.

Looks neat. Give some specs on how it was put together?
by CommonHighrise
Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: CCW Permits.
Replies: 19
Views: 928

Just collected my CCL from my Pennsylvania Sheriff's Dept. Was an easy experience. Three short forms, one for you, two for two people to 'vouch' for you not being an asshat. Send it in with $25, three weeks later I got a letter asking me to come to the Sheriff's office to pick it up and get photogra...
by CommonHighrise
Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Shoulder Holster... anyone use?
Replies: 30
Views: 1197

Just started carrying the epitomy of the 'cheapo' shoulder rig, Uncle Mike's Sidekick. Its decently comfortable, excluding the made-to-fit leather rigs. All the arguments Ive heard against them are fairly mute in my situation. For concealment, in winter Im always wearing a coat, usually a black or b...
by CommonHighrise
Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Cheap n Easy Maglight Mount
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Yeah...well...er...

You cant put a ZS sticker on those! :shock:

They also sell something pretty identical in hardware stores. Cant think of what theyre called, but pretty much the same thing, sans MagLite name, and probably a few bucks cheaper.
by CommonHighrise
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My 'Backyard' Trail w/ Big Pics
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

My 'Backyard' Trail w/ Big Pics

Went for a little afternoon hike today since the weather is nice, and as usual I was accompanied by my best friend and hiking companion, Doc the golden retriever. Now just 3 minutes walk down the dead-end street next to my house is the trailhead for Neversink Mountain, one of the three mountains tha...
by CommonHighrise
Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Cheap n Easy Maglight Mount
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Yeah, if it was in a more visable location, I would have sanded and painted it, but its hidden by the passenger seat. The foam isnt really neccesary, as its pretty secure just clipped-in.
by CommonHighrise
Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Cheap n Easy Maglight Mount
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Cheap n Easy Maglight Mount

I carry a 4D Maglight in my car, but got sick of it rolling about behind the seats. So I decided to build a mount. http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z168/commonhighrise/IMG_0389.jpg Just a 5" long peice of 1-3/4"id PVC pipe, with a half inch long notch cut out of it. Holds the handle of the light w...
by CommonHighrise
Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Crowbar/Prybar/Wrecking Bar Porn!!!
Replies: 111
Views: 14465

Um...Get Wrecked :twisted:

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Big. Heavy. Hooked. Mmmm.
by CommonHighrise
Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: taurus clones
Replies: 24
Views: 716

Freind of mine just picked up a Tauruse 92 clone in 9mm for his first gun. Only things i could say bad about it deal with the grips and sights, and thats fairly subjective, not to mention interchangable. Has a very clean trigger break. Accurate for what it is. Definatley easy to clean, like the Bere...
by CommonHighrise
Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Possible Hotel Room B&E
Replies: 25
Views: 1549

Ok, I see what you did there. Not a shabby idea. Would give me a reason to shell out for one of those CountyComm EOD breacher bars for the manpurse, as that sounds like the perfect item. Good idea.
by CommonHighrise
Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Lessons Sharkie learned this past weekend backpacking
Replies: 25
Views: 1441

Classic case of not bugging out harder. :lol: Seriously, though, all good tips. I too suffer from fat-man-hiker-itis, and the deadly chafe. Gold Bond is where its at, but 'white stick' deodorant works too. I like me some Badger Balm natural chap stick, cause it doesnt leave my lips feeling greasy. J...
by CommonHighrise
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Custom Bat'leth w/ pics
Replies: 79
Views: 7681

Yes yes, thats all well and good...however, the party at large hereby decrees the need for
COCONUT TEST!
by CommonHighrise
Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Swamp Rat Crash Axe
Replies: 11
Views: 1760

Aw, looks like it wants to be a real hatchet when it grows up. Eat your veggies little fella. Smacktalk aside, I agree this might be a good weight-minded comprimise for those crossing both urban and woodland environments. Itll do half of what a hatchet can, and half of what a crowbat can, at half th...
by CommonHighrise
Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Possible Hotel Room B&E
Replies: 25
Views: 1549

Lots of good advice here, I know Ill be keeping a bunch of it in mind next time I rent (and the girlfriend says camping is so dangerous). I was pretty sure I wasnt terribly stupid in my actions, just wanted to see where I could improve.
by CommonHighrise
Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Work Secrets (Or: What you wish everyone knew)
Replies: 405
Views: 30835

You get handcuffs? I hate you. Im not even allowed to carry my Maglight around on my belt anymore. :( (Though on the day Im quitting, itll be my Ruger on the hip :twisted:) I have friends who hate subtitles in movies as well, with the same tired line 'if I wanted to read a book, I would have gone to...
by CommonHighrise
Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: '08 Spring NorthEast Shoot/Gathering
Replies: 33
Views: 1948

Still getting something together between Nfa, Famine, and I, but Id be willing to camp out the night before/night after the shoot, to give long-distance folks some layover time, depending on what schedules people have. Nice little campground near me, about half an hour from Cabelas, hour from the ra...
by CommonHighrise
Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Chicago PD comes a knocking
Replies: 95
Views: 4478

For whatever relavence it may have, I was informed by my local gun store owner that in PA you have to watch what you say about what you intend to use the weapon for. They legally must refuse sale to anyone who, even jokingly, says that the weapon would be used to kill someone, even if that someone i...
by CommonHighrise
Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Fix it up
Replies: 27
Views: 1593

For silencing a noisy pack, a few localized shots of RemDry gun lube works good. Gets into all the little crevices without leaving the oily residue.
by CommonHighrise
Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Low light shootings and light colored t-shirts
Replies: 14
Views: 727

Obviously someone needs to combine the newer e-inks with a fabric for t-shirts. Apply one charge and the shirt is white, apply the opposing charge and the shirt turns black. If they're out and about in daylight then the officers wear their shirts white, but as soon as it gets dark they flip a switc...
by CommonHighrise
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Where do you carry your piece??? (holster types)
Replies: 53
Views: 2118

Open Carry; Ruger GP100 in an Uncle Mikes sidekick, OTW @ 3:00.
Concealeds; KelTec p11 in right rear pocket, man-bag, or newly, reversed ITW @ 5:00. As soon as my Uncle Mikes shoulder harness comes in, Ill carry the GP100 concealed that way, with KelTec in the back pocket or manbag.
by CommonHighrise
Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Possible Hotel Room B&E
Replies: 25
Views: 1549

Good advice there Sam. Though $3 might be overpaying, as you can find 2-packs of those at dollar stores. One or two will be added to any overnight bag from now on. To expand on the leaving the curtains open, maybe hiding any bags/items behind the bed, so it just looks like an empty room from outside...
by CommonHighrise
Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Lighters - what works? what doesnt?
Replies: 68
Views: 2967

You can make some pretty decent burning goodness with gasoline and Triple F smokeless . . . Watch the rules on explosives. Gas+powder is a no-no kids. On the alternate Zippo fuels, if you can dip some yarn into it and light it, itll run in a zippo, since thats pretty much how a zippo works anyway. ...
by CommonHighrise
Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Does Your Significant Other "Get It"?
Replies: 232
Views: 26585

The girlfriend just told me she's signing up with the Red Cross to do disaster preparedness demonstrations, and hopes she can put it towards her ZS Voulenteer pin. She promised me it wouldnt interfere with our weekly date nights at the gun range, and maybe she could get me a few pointers on how to i...

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