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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: 11034

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: 1669

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: 2326

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: 3646

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: 1777

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: 2692

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: 2108

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: 2692

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: 1780

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: 1280

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: 6038

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: 6038

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: 3279

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: 3292

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: 3279

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: 3204

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: 3292

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...
by eugene
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Improving Cab Insulation
Replies: 22
Views: 3279

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 around...
by eugene
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Personal firearms inventory database.
Replies: 29
Views: 3292

Re: Personal firearms inventory database.

I use a spreadsheet or document instead of any specialized app, don't want to have to worry about the app not being available someday in the future.

I added a maintenance/service log for each.
by eugene
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Calculating your Threat Score
Replies: 24
Views: 2866

Re: Calculating your Threat Score

Application such as these deal with what is called "Fuzzy Logic". I'll let y'all research that. All I get is 'garbage in, garbage out' and the color 'blue' as a result after a billion data points were scrubbed for 'fuzzy logic'. https://willisz1988.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/zw-banner01.jpg?w=431&...
by eugene
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Improving Cab Insulation
Replies: 22
Views: 3279

Re: Improving Cab Insulation

I did my old S10 years ago. I used the aluminum covered bubble wrap stuff and aluminum dict tape. The aluminum bubble wrap stuff was $40 a roll but I put the rest in the attic when I was done. Use the aluminum tape as regular cloth duct tape the glue will soften in the summer. Pulled down the headli...
by eugene
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: When Are Firearms Too Old to Shoot Safely?
Replies: 31
Views: 3014

Re: When Are Firearms Too Old to Shoot Safely?

Well family heirlooms I'd think you would want to fire at least once just so you can say you did. That was why I wanted to get mine out just to shoot it once just to see what it was like. My grandfather gave it to me when I was 18 and later my parents explained that an old tradition was to pass down...
by eugene
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1205
Views: 108434

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

I used to use the factory boxes as well. I found that you can wrap them with clear shipping tape then labels can be put on and peeled off easier. I still have those first few factory boxes, stuck them in an old backpack and keep them just in case I'd overflow or run out of the plastic ones. I'm tryi...
by eugene
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Homestead concept
Replies: 36
Views: 2903

Re: The Homestead concept

Thats why I always preach against the "I'll bug in not bug out". No matter how well you have built up your place you still need to plan for the possibility of having to leave. We were in our first home for 14 years. I had remodeled everything, built the kitchen cabinets myself, redid most of the plu...

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