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by Chef
Mon May 07, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Rattle-can and Cordura
Replies: 9
Views: 4045

Re: Rattle-can and Cordura

Spray paint works fine on cordura. It'll stick better with light dustings of paint rather than heavy coats, which tend to flake. It won't dissolve your gear. I've heard it can even be removed from nylon with a pressure washer, but I've never tried that on any of my painted gear.
by Chef
Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Florida
Replies: 21
Views: 645

Re: Hello from Florida

I'm on the salty side of the 904. I work in a nice restaurant that sometimes uses ingredients like purslane, prickly pear, and cassina....
by Chef
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: What is the best revolver deal out there?
Replies: 24
Views: 1127

Re: What is the best revolver deal out there?

Check the internet/Shotgun News for police department trade ins. Last I checked, there were distributors flogging S&W revolvers that had been carried a lot and shot a little for well under $300, which is a steal.
by Chef
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: AR7 Accessories
Replies: 8
Views: 5841

Re: AR7 Accessories

I hate to "thread jack", so lets call it borrowing. I remeber finding a website once where they made steel barrel replacements for the AR7. I have had no luck in finding that again. Can anyone help? Thanks If you want to replace an AR7 barrel, it'd be a good idea to go ahead and upgrade the receive...
by Chef
Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: 1 Gallon per day
Replies: 31
Views: 2108

Re: 1 Gallon per day

If I were trying to stretch water, I'd nix the daily hair washing. It really doesn't need it. Combing thoroughly works great in between washes.
by Chef
Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Your hobby stuff in the PAW?
Replies: 62
Views: 2872

Re: Your hobby stuff in the PAW?

I'm glad I'm not the only one contemplating a battery-operated train layout. :lol: Seriously, though, this survival/prep thing I do now is sort of a hobby of mine. And how many people can say they get to indulge their hobby for a living? In any sort of PAW, I will be indulging my hobby for a living....
by Chef
Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: All purpose cooking container
Replies: 24
Views: 2525

Re: All purpose cooking container

Mors Kochanski (if you don't know that name, look it up) designed a multipurpose bush kettle that used to be made by Four Dog Stove Co. It's called the "Mors Pot," appropriately enough. Whether you can still find one or not, I dunno, but that's close to the Holy Grail of AP outdoor cookware.
by Chef
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Nalgene vs. Army Canteen
Replies: 57
Views: 9001

Re: Nalgene vs. Army Canteen

I really want one of those Pattern 58 bottle-and-cup sets, but they're so frickin' expensive here in the states. Like boutique, wear-it-to-a-BBQ, jewelry-for-survivalists expensive.
by Chef
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Elmer Kieth, Jack O'Conner, Jeff cooper
Replies: 15
Views: 875

Re: Elmer Kieth, Jack O'Conner, Jeff cooper

Now that I have a few S&W revolvers, I need to find a copy of Keith's Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting. There was a copy in a local antiquarian bookstore, but it was gone when I went back for it. :(
by Chef
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Survival reality show fan goes missing.
Replies: 2
Views: 957

Re: Survival reality show fan goes missing.

The way I see it, that little detail of him taking a survival book with him doesn't bode well. It's the icing on the "I don't know what I'm doing but I know enough to be dangerous to myself" cake.
by Chef
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Boots or Running Shoes?
Replies: 46
Views: 5809

Re: Boots or Running Shoes?

AKFTW: keep us posted on how those OTB Junglites work out for you. I've been curious about them for a while. In my opinion, the traditional GI jungle boot could be improved somewhat, but as far as I know for sure there's nothing better for hot/wet/muddy climates currently on the market. I grew up on...
by Chef
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Grand Trunk Integrated Hammock/Sleeping Bag
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Grand Trunk Integrated Hammock/Sleeping Bag

No bugnet is a deal breaker.
by Chef
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Klymit X Frame Sleeping Pads
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Klymit X Frame Sleeping Pads

I stumbled onto this newish design of sleeping pad today, and it looked promising. I was half tempted to just buy one, but I thought I'd pick the ZS hive mind on the topic first. The larger size is a bit heavier and more expensive, but considering that I'm well over six feet tall and have been let d...
by Chef
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kifaru Regulator Slick Bag
Replies: 13
Views: 1493

Re: Kifaru Regulator Slick Bag

I have had a +20* slick regulator (long) for the past few years and I really like it. It's a simple design, well-executed, and sleeps comfortable and warm for me.
by Chef
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: $1 camp kitchen
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: $1 camp kitchen

Unless brown beans and cornbread start to come in containers like that, I don't think I'll be finding any in WV.
How far are you from the Greenbrier? :lol:
by Chef
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: $1 camp kitchen
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: $1 camp kitchen

Restaurants throw away olive jugs and espresso tins and even more useful containers all the time, at least the restaurants where I've worked. Or perhaps I should say the restaurants where I've worked threw them away before I started working there? I've been meaning in a halfhearted way to do a write...
by Chef
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Gil Hibben IV Combat Machete Knife
Replies: 8
Views: 4886

Re: Gil Hibben IV Combat Machete Knife

Not to be rude, but everything about that . . . knife-shaped thing looks so self-evidently stupid to me that I don't really feel compelled to explain why everything about that knife-shaped object looks so fucking idiotic.

Sorry, guess I wound up being rude anyway. :(
by Chef
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Vest
Replies: 11
Views: 2649

Re: Bug Out Vest

The flexcuffs might also create more trouble than they're worth if you don't have a badge.
by Chef
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Hatchet or machete?
Replies: 42
Views: 3756

Re: Hatchet or machete?

It partly boils down to the vegetation in the area you expect to be in, and partly what tasks you intend to perform. If your area has lots of vines and thick brush, and you don't expect to be harvesting timber or building a log cabin, the machete is the way to go (specifically a quality Latin-patter...
by Chef
Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Sealskinz Waterproof Socks
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Sealskinz Waterproof Socks

I picked up a pair of Sealskinz waterproof socks a couple of months ago. I've used them a few times under my old Merrell light hikers while on kayak outings, and while I'm not yet ready to offer a full review, they seem to perform as advertised and definitely keep the marsh mud off my feet. They fee...
by Chef
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:26 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Master Piece Arms 5.7x28 Pistol
Replies: 29
Views: 6832

Re: Master Piece Arms 5.7x28 Pistol

I know this may not have any bearing on the mechanical functionality of that . . . thing, but if you're gonna call your company "Masterpiece Arms," shouldn't you at least make a cursory effort to design a visually appealing product? Or at least one that isn't ugly as homemade sin?
by Chef
Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Knifecare and Food Prep
Replies: 22
Views: 1962

Re: Knifecare and Food Prep

I use knives a LOT in my line of work, and friends and family often give me knives as gifts. I keep a Kuhn Rikon paring knife with my field kitchen gear. It's inexpensive, has a non-stick coating on the blade, takes up virtually no room, weighs next to nothing, comes with a handy and rugged plastic ...
by Chef
Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member- Jacksonville FL
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: New Member- Jacksonville FL

There's a few folks from the 904 here. I'm out at the beach myself.
by Chef
Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment
Replies: 24
Views: 2468

Re: 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment

The prisons are normaly understaffed in fact where I work in my area of the prison we have 25 Corrections Officers to 1036 offenders. Insane right? Dunno who exactly signs your paycheck, but if you were a "correction" corporation that wanted to maximize profits you'd want as many people incarcerate...

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