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by eugene
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Your Furnance Just Died, What's Your Back Up?
Replies: 21
Views: 1881

Re: Your Furnance Just Died, What's Your Back Up?

I've two homes since 1995 and had to fix my furnace multiple times. First time was when we first moved in so I took the in-laws advice and called someone. $250 later bought a few drops of fan oil. So a few years later when it did it again I found I could put a few drops of mobile 1 engine oil with a...
by eugene
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: When Are Firearms Too Old to Shoot Safely?
Replies: 31
Views: 3016

Re: When Are Firearms Too Old to Shoot Safely?

If is doubt take to a gunsmith. I'm not normally a take it to someone kind of guy but when I pulled the old muzzleloader out that my grandfather passed down to me I took it to a gunsmith and let him make the first shot.
by eugene
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1205
Views: 108563

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

I made my own chart copying the one from the lee manual then added loads from other powder makers sites. I then made up a log file and print labels out and attach to each box. I use OpenOffice so I don't have to worry about any license issues and can therefore have as many copies as I want. I also s...
by eugene
Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Best uses for a spare revolver?
Replies: 17
Views: 925

Re: Best uses for a spare revolver?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury%28II%29_fulminate That's what's used in the older primers and older surplus ammo. Modern primers use Lead Styphnate, which is much less corrosive but (duh) contains Lead, therefore not the smartest stuff to inhale. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_styphnate N...
by eugene
Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags
Replies: 70
Views: 4311

Re: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags

One 12 round magazine in the pistol, another 12 round spare.

When traveling to the Farm, 4 more magazines in the backpack.
by eugene
Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Pistols as primary
Replies: 81
Views: 14423

Re: Pistols as primary

zero, Personally I am not a fan of the AR-7, so I purchased a 10/22 TD model. As to .22LR being the survival rifle, maybe you'll want to look into air rifles. There's a whole thread on here discussing them: https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=114460&hilit=air+rifle Yes, they ar...
by eugene
Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Guy In Maryland with DC wiring and machining experience
Replies: 17
Views: 1324

Re: New Guy In Maryland with DC wiring and machining experie

I'm looking for a small fuse panel like the blue sea ones but the newer miniATC fuses instead of the bigger ATC fuses.. These folks have great prices. Let me know if you need help. Roy http://www.waytekwire.com/products/ http://www.waytekwire.com/item/45607/MINI-ATM-FUSE-BLOCK/ I've seen that one, ...
by eugene
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Guy In Maryland with DC wiring and machining experience
Replies: 17
Views: 1324

Re: New Guy In Maryland with DC wiring and machining experie

I'm looking for a small fuse panel like the blue sea ones but the newer miniATC fuses instead of the bigger ATC fuses..
by eugene
Sun May 31, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: General BOV Research.
Replies: 17
Views: 1733

Re: General BOV Research.

Another of these Toyota/Glock/Apple is better than the rest threads? Lets see, Toyota's pickups get the worst gas mileage out of all of them, cost more to buy, cost more to repair and maintain and require more maintenance (planned maintenance IMHO is still downtime just like breakdowns so it affects...
by eugene
Fri May 22, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Truck as Generator?
Replies: 19
Views: 2582

Re: Truck as Generator?

One other issue is you'll need to run at more than idle. Alternators on vehicles put out a minimal amount of voltage at idle, you'll need to move up to usually around 2000 rpm to get full power which will also use more fuel.
by eugene
Sat May 16, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: 9mm Ammo on sale at Midway
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: 9mm Ammo on sale at Midway

Kind of high for crappy stuff. I roll my own for .11/round without even trying to be cheap.
by eugene
Tue May 12, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Portable Range?
Replies: 6
Views: 1296

Re: Portable Range?

I just tie clothesline between two trees and clip the targets to that.
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by eugene
Sat May 09, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: painiac's Essential Guide to Android, 2014 Edition
Replies: 72
Views: 13833

Re: painiac's Essential Guide to Android, 2014 Edition

And really AndropenOffice is what makes it workable. If I were using some app then I couldn't access the data from my laptop. But using standard spreadsheets I can edit the data on any number of devices. Well and Owncloud for the syncing across them all.
by eugene
Fri May 08, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: painiac's Essential Guide to Android, 2014 Edition
Replies: 72
Views: 13833

Re: painiac's Essential Guide to Android, 2014 Edition

Yes I prefer to edit on a laptop but for small edits my tablet works. This is things like updating count in a prep inventory spreadsheet, or making notes on the reloading log.
by eugene
Thu May 07, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How \ Where do you store your magazines?
Replies: 31
Views: 3775

Re: How \ Where do you store your magazines?

I only have 3 mags for the AR7 so far and those are stored in it. The M&P9C I have 10 mags, one in it and a second in the holster, then I have 6 more in dual mag pouches on a MOLLE belt panel. This way the Panel with 6 mags stays with the BOB but can be swapped into the range bag or another pack as ...
by eugene
Wed May 06, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: painiac's Essential Guide to Android, 2014 Edition
Replies: 72
Views: 13833

Re: painiac's Essential Guide to Android, 2014 Edition

I try to keep my phone small as the trend now is to make the screen bigger and the high resolution displays work the processor and gpu harder. I went back to small phone myself after getting a tablet a year ago. I never wanted a tablet until AndrOpenOffice, that was the killer app for me. Now that ...
by eugene
Wed May 06, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: [Boss me around] What to look for as an urban homebuyer
Replies: 8
Views: 1477

Re: [Boss me around] What to look for as an urban homebuyer

The most important is location. Don't let the realtor/friends/family talk you into the nicer house in the older neighborhood as those old people will move away/die and someone will buy their house to rent. We ended up with a nice house in the ghetto after a decade and if you add up all the $ I put i...
by eugene
Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: When TV shows and movies get it wrong
Replies: 89
Views: 11043

Re: When TV shows and movies get it wrong

Would be a shorter list if you listed what they did get right. But to name a few things they get wrong: How about NCIS where the dog collar wearing girl explains to the supervisor what a frangible bullet is "its designed to inflict the maximum amount of pain and suffering" How about all the shows wh...
by eugene
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1205
Views: 108563

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Here is the log
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by eugene
Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1205
Views: 108563

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Tested my Chrony over the weekend
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by eugene
Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Long term setback test of reloaded ammo in BOB/INCH
Replies: 16
Views: 2382

Re: Long term setback test of reloaded ammo in BOB/INCH

What magazine are you testing? Are you guys using factory crimp dies? I put a medium roll crimp on my .38 loads but they arent really subject to setback like an autoloader. They're shot out of a steel 3" Smith so the recoil cant set em back either. My pet load currently is: 158gr Berrys FP 4.4gr Un...
by eugene
Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Long term setback test of reloaded ammo in BOB/INCH
Replies: 16
Views: 2382

Re: Long term setback test of reloaded ammo in BOB/INCH

Eugene, have you ever tried "the bench test" on your reloads? Hold a round by the case, put the bullet on the bench, and try to push it into the case. You shouldn't be able to, and no amount of jostling is going to exceed that force. I've done that with a little push but how hard should I be able t...
by eugene
Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Long term setback test of reloaded ammo in BOB/INCH
Replies: 16
Views: 2382

Re: Long term setback test of reloaded ammo in BOB/INCH

I'm making a distinction here between my EDC and my BOB/INCH ammo. I carry two mags, one in and one spare for my EDC with factory ammo. In my BOB I carry 4 more with my own loads, sometimes I'll use those for practice, sometimes not. So those BOB mags may get carried back and forth a few times befor...
by eugene
Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Long term setback test of reloaded ammo in BOB/INCH
Replies: 16
Views: 2382

Re: Long term setback test of reloaded ammo in BOB/INCH

Not just sitting in a magazine. The point that was made in the other thread was if you do reload and intend to use reloaded in your BOB/INCH in the PAW. I do reload because I can stack it twice as deep and I've started using Berrys target hollow point which I figure would be less likely to pass thro...

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