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by spacetyrant
Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: One year Food Supply for 1300 dollars
Replies: 12
Views: 1278

Nice find -- thanks for sharing.

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by spacetyrant
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Swamp Rat Selection
Replies: 3
Views: 738

You will have an easier time cutting at the expense of it being harder to sharpen (the curve isn't so bad on the mini uncle mojo though). More importantly, remember that it will take longer (i.e. forever) than you think for SRKW to re-release any particular knife :) You'll have better luck looking ...
by spacetyrant
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Google Tech Talks -- Wilderness Survival
Replies: 5
Views: 620

So no one got anything useful out of this clip at all? Granted, it's an hour long and perhaps even a bit basic in terms of what is covered, but it was a nice refresher -- at least for me. I would have expected someone to at least comment on the use of lightsticks though, given some of the opinions I...
by spacetyrant
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sleeping pads - foam vs. self inflating vs. air mattress
Replies: 24
Views: 2457

For what it's worth, I just went camping last weekend, and mocked Erik and BeerandGuns for having their air matress' with them. I was all manly, with only my Wallyworld foam mat. The temps weren't low enough to have an effect. Well, after 2 nights, and a total of about 1 1/2 hours sleep, as well as...
by spacetyrant
Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Google Tech Talks -- Wilderness Survival
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Google Tech Talks -- Wilderness Survival

Couldn't find another post with this via the search function (using various combinations of Wilderness, Survival, Google, YouTube), so I'm going to tentatively post it here . Summary of the clip below. Google Tech Talks January 18, 2007 ABSTRACT We'll cover: -appropriate attire for wilderness activi...
by spacetyrant
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sleeping pads - foam vs. self inflating vs. air mattress
Replies: 24
Views: 2457

I picked up a Big Agnes Insulated Air Core inflatable pad just this week. I was originally going to settle for a Thermarest Prolite 4, but after talking to the the REI staffers, it seems the vast majority of them actually use this pad themselves. That and the fact that it weighed the same but packed...
by spacetyrant
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Swamp Rat Selection
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Swamp Rat Selection

I've been thinking about getting a new knife from SRKW. They currently have in their online store the Mini Uncle Mojo , but I'm debating whether to buy this, or just wait for them to re-release their M6, which is has a 6" straight-edged blade. For those in the know, are there any particular advantag...
by spacetyrant
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Glock owners: Negatives?
Replies: 60
Views: 2070

ArmyOfDarkness wrote:The factory trigger and factory sights. But those can be changed easily. :P
+1

I upgraded mine with a Scherer 3.5# connector , and a set of Heinie straight-eight night-sights (race-cut).

SpaceTyrant
by spacetyrant
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Yellow PoS or not bad?
Replies: 13
Views: 664

I've heard good things about these; they run between $350 and $450 I believe. I don't own one myself though, so can't vouch for anything beyond the looks, which I like.

T/C R-55

SpaceTyrant
by spacetyrant
Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Newbie Handgun Question
Replies: 20
Views: 846

Have you perhaps considered a revolver for a first-time pistol? Models from S&W or Ruger are known to be reliable and robust, and revolvers in general are less complex to operate than an automatic. I'm personally partial to the S&W 620, but any .357 magnum or .38 special model would serve equally we...
by spacetyrant
Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Rice Prices Skyrocket Worldwide! (Now with WHEAT BLIGHT!)
Replies: 92
Views: 5311

At the moment, in many cases, this millennia-old tradition is merely illegal, but the goal is to make it genetically impossible to continue farming without buying new seed from the biotech conglomerates every year. I had a WTF moment when I first read this. Then I googled it real quick and found th...
by spacetyrant
Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Buying a .308 bolt action
Replies: 34
Views: 1932

I'm a big fan of Savage bolt-action rifles, I think they're the best-kept secret in precision shooting. I've had two of them so far, the Model 111BVSS, and the Model 10FP, and both are about 1/2 MOA accurate out of the box. You can get the 10FP for under $500 if you try hard, or one of their huntin...
by spacetyrant
Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Glock in 9mm or .40 S&W?
Replies: 32
Views: 1326

There is nothing a .40 can do, that a 9mm can't, False. Not to start another caliber war, but there are differences. For example: http://demigodllc.com/~zak/firearms/fbi-pistol.php You're not going to find a 9mm that can match the .40 for reliable penetration and expansion, especially through barri...
by spacetyrant
Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: So whats on your gunlist for this year
Replies: 112
Views: 4539

M1 Garand -- placed an HRA Service Grade order with CMP this week.

SpaceTyrant
by spacetyrant
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Trick my Truck.........errr, I mean Glock.
Replies: 54
Views: 3425

The first mod I made to my G17 was to install one of these to replace the original sights. Next up was a 3.5 lb. trigger connector, followed by the .25 trigger job.

SpaceTyrant
by spacetyrant
Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:08 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Ammo question for all you Mosin heads
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: Magnetic Ammo

I bought a can of surplus from AIM a while back as well for my M38, though I don't recall where it was from originally. Problem was that the ammo was "magnetic" and thus banned from use on many of the ranges in my area. You may want to double check and see if this is a cause for concern where you i...
by spacetyrant
Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Ammo question for all you Mosin heads
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Magnetic Ammo

I bought a can of surplus from AIM a while back as well for my M38, though I don't recall where it was from originally. Problem was that the ammo was "magnetic" and thus banned from use on many of the ranges in my area. You may want to double check and see if this is a cause for concern where you in...
by spacetyrant
Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Glock in 9mm or .40 S&W?
Replies: 32
Views: 1326

The pistols have approximately the same dimensions, but if you haven't tried them yet, definitely fire off a few rounds of each at the local range first. I for one never did like the .40 S&W. I'm not knocking its effectiveness as a round, just that I was never a fan of its felt recoil, and didn't sh...
by spacetyrant
Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Battlefield Heroes Trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Battlefield Heroes Trailer

Given the number of FPS fans here, I thought this would be an interesting tidbit to post.

http://www.battlefield-heroes.com/video

Think BF1942 + Team Fortress 2 with a dash of humor thrown in. Best part is -- it's going to be free.

SpaceTyrant
by spacetyrant
Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Doomsday seed vault opens in Norway
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Doomsday seed vault opens in Norway

Thought this would be a bit of interesting news to pass along. To paraphrase a beginning paragraph: "Dubbed the "Doomsday Vault," the seed bank on a remote island near the Arctic Ocean is considered the ultimate safety net for the world's seed collections, protecting them from a wide range of threat...
by spacetyrant
Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Kosovo declares independence
Replies: 71
Views: 3690

Let the looting begin...

Reuters noting a YouTube clip of the five-finger discounts taking place in Belgrade:

Reuters Article

Here's a direct link to the video clip in question:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5VWZoKWBYXE

SpaceTyrant
by spacetyrant
Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: What are your chances of surviving a zombocalypse? (test)
Replies: 94
Views: 8980

55% and 27 5-year-olds.
by spacetyrant
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: XBOX 360: Call of Duty 4
Replies: 234
Views: 20319

PC Players?

I know this thread is dedicated to the XBOX360 version, but how many PC players do we have out there? I just picked up the PC version the weekend before last, and just started the multiplayer yesterday after a week of playing single player. Though TF2 is still my FPS of choice, I played for about 6 ...
by spacetyrant
Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Emergency Glasses
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Emergency Glasses

If you wear glasses or contacts, this may be a useful tip to keep in your bag of tricks in the PAW. The idea is to use a pinhole as a lense to focus light -- the link below outlines the idea and also has a video demo of it in action. http://krampf.com/experiments/Science_Experiment37.html SpaceTyrant

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