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by Close_enough
Tue May 09, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Stimulant of choice
Replies: 65
Views: 6943

Re: Stimulant of choice

Postum (instant coffee) Unless they changed the formula, you won't get much of a kick from Postum. It contains no caffeine at all, just toasted grains and molasses. I'm a two pot of coffee a day man myself. SHTF, I may be looking up Hiroshima_Morphine to do some bartering. Nuts. I'll have to find a...
by Close_enough
Mon May 08, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Measles outbreak in United States
Replies: 60
Views: 8201

Re: Measles outbreak in United States

On a slightly tangent note: There has been some progress made in why ASD occurs, and it's all in the early pregnancy. Both studies came out of Columbia University, so they're reputable. First: Herpes Simplex type II flare ups in early pregnancy, when the fetus's nervous system is forming, doubles th...
by Close_enough
Mon May 08, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Stimulant of choice
Replies: 65
Views: 6943

Re: Stimulant of choice

Postum (instant coffee) or Tazo Awake(augmented breakfast tea). English or Irish Breakfast teas tend to have the most kick, and strongest taste, of the naturally occurring teas.
by Close_enough
Mon May 01, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Project pillowcase. A.K.A. kiddie go bags
Replies: 7
Views: 4458

Re: Project pillowcase. A.K.A. kiddie go bags

HAHA when I moved out of my apartment, I put a lot of my random gun accessories (mags, boxes of parts, etc.) in my spare pillow cases because I didn't have any "free" options laying around. Also, considering fancy canvas laundry bags can be over $12, a cheapo big pillow case is like 1/4 the price a...
by Close_enough
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Project pillowcase. A.K.A. kiddie go bags
Replies: 7
Views: 4458

Project pillowcase. A.K.A. kiddie go bags

Pillowcases. Now good for more then Halloween candies and hitting siblings with. Given the small size of my kids' backpacks, a couple of sacrificial pillowcases may not be a bad idea in case we have to evac. The king size ones are 20x40, maybe 4000-5000 ci. http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2...
by Close_enough
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Military knives and their company's claims
Replies: 17
Views: 4397

Re: Military knives and their company's claims

Just what I remember from around the base and on some of the boats: Most carried a slim folder (CRKT, Gerber, Kershaw), and the mechanical types all carried Gerber MT's.
by Close_enough
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New zombie fighter
Replies: 433
Views: 20568

Re: New zombie fighter

Boomsticks are good for when things are bad. But, don't forget the rest of prepping Water - self explanatory Sanitation and hygiene - Getting sick will seriously impede you First aid and healthcare - Getting injured, or running out of prescription medications, will seriously impede you Shelter - war...
by Close_enough
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Converting a walk-in closet into safe room
Replies: 10
Views: 3772

Re: Converting a walk-in closet into safe room

I've heard of the same thing with old ammo boxes filled with sand. I think you have to establish a level for how hardened you want it to be. A gun cabinet, pile of cinderblocks filled with sand, filing cabinet, etc. If I had to do it: Plywood screwed to the wall studs (all interior walls), a solid c...
by Close_enough
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Surging demand for radiation shelters in Japan
Replies: 1
Views: 653

Surging demand for radiation shelters in Japan

Of general interest: North Korea's advancing missile and nuclear weapons technology, and the decreasing metal stability of their leader, is alarming the Japanese population. There's been a surge in the requests for fallout shelters, air purifiers, and other gear required to ride out a NBC attack. [q...
by Close_enough
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .243 vs .308 for new rifle
Replies: 22
Views: 2674

Re: .243 vs .308 for new rifle

How far do you want to shoot? <400 yards, and a .243 will carry enough energy to do the job. Over, 400, and you'll want the heavier .308. As far as availability, .243 is one of more common hunting calibers. But, it's not a military caliber, so I wouldn't be too concerned about availability during a ...
by Close_enough
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Keeping the toilet running while bugging in....
Replies: 43
Views: 9598

Re: Keeping the toilet running while bugging in....

Camp toilet, triple bagged, and kitty litter to control the stench.
by Close_enough
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Where can I buy Lidocaine online?
Replies: 11
Views: 4962

Re: Where can I buy Lidocaine online?

Your on the wrong site. It's a controlled medication. It's illegal. Look somewhere else. there are several OTC Lidocaine rubs on the market. I use Amazon to order mine, you will get what you order, and can have a higher confidence that the product is in fact OTC legal. The topical 5% lidocaine solu...
by Close_enough
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: When is it time to give up your guns?
Replies: 40
Views: 3918

Re: When is it time to give up your guns?

It may be time to switch your emphasis to benched longarms from pistols where a bad case of the shakes isn't going to send a bullet off the side of the range. I know a lot of bowhunters who switched to crossbows with Steddyeddy rests (short monopod with a ball foot) after old age and years of heavy ...
by Close_enough
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: How did Venezuela end up this way?
Replies: 342
Views: 62182

Re: How did Venezuela end up this way?

I'm reading CNN on it. Madura reminds me of Romania's Ceaușescu. Egregious mismanagement resulting in shortage of food, medicine, and basic staples like toilet paper and soap. Quashing of any political opposition, and rhetoric that would have embarrassed Bagdad Bob. EDIT: In the bottom picture above...
by Close_enough
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Canvas vs Synthetic Tent: Canvas Best For The PAW?
Replies: 41
Views: 4133

Re: Canvas vs Synthetic Tent: Canvas Best For The PAW?

A typical weekend cruising sailor who sails his boat two weekends a month, plus two weeks of cruising during a five-month season will accumulate roughly 240 hours per year. Those sails will last for 16 years! At the other extreme, a person living aboard their boat and cruising the Caribbean extensi...
by Close_enough
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Canvas vs Synthetic Tent: Canvas Best For The PAW?
Replies: 41
Views: 4133

Re: Canvas vs Synthetic Tent: Canvas Best For The PAW?

On a general per weigh and per folded dimensions, synthetics like coated nylon are going to outperform natural materials. Even the marine equipment has switched to polyester where canvas has traditionally been used, and marine environments are not known for being particularly gentle. EDIT: Marine te...
by Close_enough
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: The Day of EDC Victory
Replies: 225
Views: 65993

Re: The Day of EDC Victory

Welcome to the 21st century. Everyone has an I-device, but no pocket knives. Are they just lazy, or is it the "zero tolerance" craze that has them scared? It is not zero tolerance. It is convenience and a lack of instruction. It's a little bit of both. I just found out that my alma matter, who use ...
by Close_enough
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Need suggestions for a storage case
Replies: 14
Views: 2205

Re: Need suggestions for a storage case

Rubbermaid Action Packer 8 or 24 gallon totes are lockable and have tie down anchors.

The ubiquitous flip top containers (i.e. Akro-Mils) used by almost every retailer in existence. Stackable, nesting, and locking. Most are 15-18 gallons and are rated for 50-100 lbs.
by Close_enough
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Getting stopped at border (please try to avoid politics)
Replies: 38
Views: 5244

Re: Getting stopped at border (please try to avoid politics)

I'm going to say this as politely as possible. These "wipe apps" are far from perfect and most are crap. Wipe your phone and hand it to me with the proper set of recovery tools and the whole phone is back to normal and I'm looking at your photos and accounts. You need to do several zero out process...
by Close_enough
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Parliament attack in London
Replies: 13
Views: 1737

Re: Parliament attack in London

But it's not the 5th of November- Ok, that was horrible, please forgive the history nerd with a dark sense of humor. Thanks for posting the news. Unless the nutter was wearing a Guy Fawkes mask... The latest news is he used a car, and then dismounted and knifed a police officer before being shot by...
by Close_enough
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Lithuania publishes a "What to do if Russia Invades" manual
Replies: 25
Views: 3777

Re: Lithuania publishes a "What to do if Russia Invades" man

Latvia may be issuing their own manual pretty soon. They're getting very nervous about neighboring Russia and some of the rhetoric leading up to last years election, and they have a long history of getting caught in the middle of shooting conflicts. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/trumps-nato-s...
by Close_enough
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Caliber Consolidation vs Caliber Diversity
Replies: 90
Views: 15425

Re: Caliber Consolidation vs Caliber Diversity

A couple of exchange a barrel setups (H&R, Rossi, etc.), caliber conversions, in case of found ammunition isn't a bad idea. But, historically and currently, commonality has been preferred. IIRC, the .44-40 was a popular caliber in the Old West because it could be fired from both revolvers and carbin...
by Close_enough
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: What items to buy in US for zombie survival purposes
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Re: What items to buy in US for zombie survival purposes

Friend is coming from US and he can bring some items for me. What would buy in US if you were in my position - for zombie survival purposes of course. Right now, I have my eyes on Casio G-Shock 9000, Eagle Industries LE Chest Rig or LBT Low profile chest rig, some small backpack, leatherman tool. A...
by Close_enough
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Getting stopped at border (please try to avoid politics)
Replies: 38
Views: 5244

Re: Getting stopped at border (please try to avoid politics)

As a small businessperson, if I don't answer emails promptly I can lose business. But on reflection, I would rather lose hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of business than have my life turned upside down (or have to surrender all my personal info). And, it really looks like this is headin...

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