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by eugene
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Cost of getting into reloading?
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: Cost of getting into reloading?

They are handy. I still use mine if I want to take some test some on the farm, I can load right there. Somewhere on the forum I have pics of my portable setup, its the BORK (Bug Out Reloading Kit)
by eugene
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Cost of getting into reloading?
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: Cost of getting into reloading?

I started with the lee hand press myself. That and the 4 die set, powder dippers, I already had capilers so I ended up around $200.
by eugene
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Feedback on BOB plan-First Draft
Replies: 26
Views: 3112

Re: Feedback on BOB plan-First Draft

Your EDC documents such as drivers license, credit cards, etc should be in a wallet and when not using that wallet (sleeping at night) you put it in a pocket of your BOB. This was if you have to evac in less than a minute you have it. The rest of the important documents I keep in a zipper binder in ...
by eugene
Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Washing a backpack?
Replies: 15
Views: 2517

Re: Washing a backpack?

I've washed mine in the washing machine before. A front loader it will come out fine, a top loader the center tends to push it up and they can drag on the door opening then.
by eugene
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Short Term Power backup for modem/router
Replies: 31
Views: 7107

Re: Short Term Power backup for modem/router

If you lose power to your house do you know if your connection to the Internet provider will be backed up? Also ask them how long it will stay up. The other end has a UPS, they don't want to take the customer complaints if their end looses power for 15 minutes and people can't get to their facebook...
by eugene
Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Best keychain flashlight
Replies: 31
Views: 10239

Re: Best keychain flashlight

I went back to the maglite solitaire now that they are led.
by eugene
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Critique my BoL Plans
Replies: 21
Views: 3151

Re: Critique my BoL Plans

You also need to check out the soil quality. Work with your local department of AG to get samples of any land you are interested in. You might find out the low priced land you wanted won't grow enough to support you.
by eugene
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: When TV shows and movies get it wrong
Replies: 89
Views: 11591

Re: When TV shows and movies get it wrong

Here's one that really made me say "What the actual fuck?": In the Criminal Minds episode "Identity", there comes a part where one of the agents picks up an empty case and says "7.62, an assault rifle round", and if that wasn't bad enough, when the episode actually shows the bad guy's weapon, it is...
by eugene
Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 9mm Diameter
Replies: 19
Views: 1723

Re: 9mm Diameter

Ruger has a revolver with an interchangeable cylinder that will do 9mm and .357, its on my want list.
by eugene
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Reloading - things I wish I knew before.
Replies: 15
Views: 2444

Re: Reloading - things I wish I knew before.

I dry clean in the tumbler with walnut before depriming as I shoot on my farm so most of it has been in the dirt. Then I'll went clean afterward. I try to clean/deprime/clean/measure/trim after each trip. Then I have about half my brass primed and ready so I can just load quick if I want and about h...
by eugene
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New overland/BOV rig
Replies: 17
Views: 3812

Re: New overland/BOV rig

IIRC the suburbans/tahoe was available with a diesel option. The factory diesel has two batteries and they are paralleled by a big solenoid when starting and a smaller charge wire when not starting. For my truck I bought the factory second battery tray and then a sure power 1314 separator. This sepa...
by eugene
Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Summer INCH and bug out...but now it's winter. WWYD?
Replies: 14
Views: 1851

Re: Summer INCH and bug out...but now it's winter. WWYD?

Thats why I have the layered approach. My GHB has clothing for the season, the INCH has the off season clothes. As the seasons change I swap.
by eugene
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Torn over .22lr takedown rifle
Replies: 19
Views: 2839

Re: Torn over .22lr takedown rifle

Hickok45 just posted up a video review of the latest rendition of the AR7. Looks like they have fixed my number one gripe - the little plastic locating lug that orients the barrel to the receiver has been replaced with a steel pin. This is what I'm going to do to mine to replace the plastic lug tha...
by eugene
Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Looking for advice on socks
Replies: 17
Views: 2263

Re: Looking for advice on socks

Wigwam is another USA made brand with a wide selection.
by eugene
Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Torn over .22lr takedown rifle
Replies: 19
Views: 2839

Re: Torn over .22lr takedown rifle

The new AT7's are much better but like someone already said they are not designed to be used heavily. So if its a range toy your after the AR7 is not it. It does what its designed to do well though, I wouldn't trade mine for anything else.
by eugene
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Useful smartphone apps
Replies: 13
Views: 1841

Re: Useful smartphone apps

EDS (or EDS Lite) can open truecrypt volumes.
Folder Sync (or foldersync lite) so sync said truecrypt volumes to your own server so your not storing your data on Dropbox, Google, etc servers.
by eugene
Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Which smartphones can be best secured from information mined
Replies: 14
Views: 1421

Re: Which smartphones can be best secured from information m

The other advantage of Android is you can use the phone without being tied into someone's cloud if you don't want to. The others you have to but Android you can get by without ever signing up for a google account because you can load apps and data from another source. Use fdroid for example as an "a...
by eugene
Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Newborn babies and prepping
Replies: 16
Views: 6442

Re: Newborn babies and prepping

Close_enough wrote: 2) Expect your normally pleasant other half to turn into a harpy for the first couple of decades after birth as her hormones rebalance.

Fixed it for ya :lol:
by eugene
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Newborn babies and prepping
Replies: 16
Views: 6442

Re: Newborn babies and prepping

We found a small breast pump that was powered by AA batteries. A set of Eneloops and a charger kept it going for a long time. Even if you do breastfeed have a can of formula as a backup. My wife got sick and her milk dried up and had to switch to formula and then forgot to take out can on an out of ...
by eugene
Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Improving Cab Insulation
Replies: 22
Views: 3427

Re: Improving Cab Insulation

All I can say is it did make a difference. It also made a difference in the summer, the cab of the truck was a bit cooler. If I stuck my hand up in the gap between the headliner and the body I could feel the temperature difference between the metal of the cab and the inside of the reflectix.
by eugene
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Personal firearms inventory database.
Replies: 29
Views: 3467

Re: Personal firearms inventory database.

absinthe beginner wrote:

I also keep fired shells from each firearm to give to law enforcement, if I need to report them stolen. That way criminal investigators have the unique ballistic footprint of the firearm in question.
I hope this was intended to be sarcastic and you don't actually believe this works
by eugene
Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Improving Cab Insulation
Replies: 22
Views: 3427

Re: Improving Cab Insulation

Ok, for those saying "can't", I did it therefore if I can then anyone else should be able to as well. The reflective bubble wrap stuff is reflective on both sides and only 1/4" thick. The vehicle body is two layers. In spaces like the A pillar there is a big bap between, but in places such as aroun...
by eugene
Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: King of Random = King of Preppers
Replies: 16
Views: 3376

Re: King of Random = King of Preppers

Halfapint wrote:Here's how he made his foundry for the melting of aluminum cans.... Pretty bad ass actually think I might make.
It does work
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by eugene
Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Personal firearms inventory database.
Replies: 29
Views: 3467

Re: Personal firearms inventory database.

And some big insurance companies will only accept the original invoice/receipt. So you need to keep those filed somewhere safe as well. I print my document (Use OpenOffice not MS Office so I'm never locked out of it) so I have a copy with me http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn275/eugenenine/Misc/I...

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