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by oldsoldier
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Think I was being sized up today
Replies: 52
Views: 3845

Re: Think I was being sized up today

You went with what you thought was right. It worked out for you. Good on you, for being a good samaritan. But, I think the chances of something going awry far outweigh the help you offered. Its truly sad our society has come to this, but, its a fact of life. Now, to rectify the situation, you can al...
by oldsoldier
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12441
Views: 571676

Re: "Walking Dead" New Cable Series

NJ, welcome to the forum!!! Go over to the Introductions forum, and tell us a little about yourself :). I dont think that may have seen her-or even been looking for her. If Otis was rounding them up and putting them in the barn before his untimely demise, I would hazard a guess she was there about a...
by oldsoldier
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12441
Views: 571676

Re: "Walking Dead" New Cable Series

I really like how they keep rewriting the dynamics of the characters. I think Rick shooting Sophia was a revelation to him-sort of a reawakening. Same with Herschel. Shane...man, I keep wavering on him. He is being realistic, but doing it in such a prickish way that its alienating him. Lori, well, I...
by oldsoldier
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Gun belts that don't suck
Replies: 131
Views: 25633

Re: Gun belts that don't suck

I have a 5.11 carry belt. Got it with a pair of pants ordered years ago. Still works great. And, it was free (paid for the pants though). The only real wear are the holes for the buckle, thats it. Never bled either.
by oldsoldier
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: How to navigate in the city without a map or GPS
Replies: 22
Views: 1971

Re: How to navigate in the city without a map or GPS

Boston spent $12 BILLION to confuse you (thanks Big Dig!!). The city isnt really easy to navigate, as it consisted largely of local cart roads, shortcuts through farms, hunting trails, and landfills. So, its a mishmash of streets, with no particular direction. The trick is to know the major routes, ...
by oldsoldier
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: "Doomsday Preppers" series as tool
Replies: 115
Views: 13690

Re: "Doomsday Preppers" series as tool

I watched those, and, yes, I personally think they came off a little paranoid, and it was more for the "shock effect" than anything else (gotta love TV today...ugh). Hell, even my GF picked up on the glass bottles in an earthquake zone thing-and she doesnt prep at ALL!!! At least she paid attention ...
by oldsoldier
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Suggestions for holster, Beretta 92A1
Replies: 11
Views: 4035

Re: Suggestions for holster, Beretta 92A1

I have only carried a 92 on duty, so have no experience trying to conceal that monster :). BUT, I currently carry a full size MP 9, and use a Crossbreed IWB, which I love. I also have a Raven OWB that I use on occasion too, depending on how I feel. One recommendation, either way, is to get a GOOD be...
by oldsoldier
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: ITS EDC trauma kit.
Replies: 32
Views: 3912

Re: ITS EDC trauma kit.

That was the idea. It fit into a back pocket, or cargo pocket. It was geared towards LEO, for sure, as a first aid item (similar to the issue bandages the Army used to issue to troops). It certainly isnt designed to heal you-but will slow your blood loss down long enough for a medic to get to. If ev...
by oldsoldier
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: ITS EDC trauma kit.
Replies: 32
Views: 3912

Re: ITS EDC trauma kit.

That looks VERY similar to the one I saw in a class I attended over a year ago. Small, fits in a cargo pocket, and, above all, functional.
by oldsoldier
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Installing Magpul Enhanced Self-Leveling Followers
Replies: 8
Views: 1543

Re: Installing Magpul Enhanced Self-Leveling Followers

I too live in a state that feels its safer to use 25 year old magazines, than to allow shooters to use newer equipment that doesnt cause issues....ANYWAY.... I second what monkeyboy said. Keep everything sealed, put any followers into the same box, and leave as is. I need to rebuild magazines soon-c...
by oldsoldier
Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Fail-o-Plenty: Less lethal shotgun rounds
Replies: 8
Views: 998

Re: Fail-o-Plenty: Less lethal shotgun rounds

They need less lethal shotgun rounds that sound like a shotgun being racked.
by oldsoldier
Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Yoga Mats?
Replies: 22
Views: 3535

Re: Yoga Mats?

It would offer limited, if any, protection from the ground. And, it a LOT heavier than a CCF pad. Now, that being said.... I am planning on experimenting with it this spring, as a pad for warmer days for my hammock. As something like that, all I need is something between me and the convection from t...
by oldsoldier
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Velcro for tactical vest
Replies: 28
Views: 2262

Re: Velcro for tactical vest

My pistol pouches have velcro flaps, but I rarely use them. My mag pouches are TT ones, where 3/4 of the mag is in the pouch, and fastmag pouches, which retain via friction. Yes, that video was bad-the product was a cool concept, but the video needs to be redone, and not so bonehead ramboish. As to ...
by oldsoldier
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: GEOCACHING - Greatest thing to do with your kids!
Replies: 101
Views: 9084

Re: GEOCACHING - Greatest thing to do with your kids!

The farthest one I ever did was Cuba-when I was stationed there. THere were only 2 or 3 at the time :). Thats my only international one though.
by oldsoldier
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Survivalist attempts 1 year challenge, dies
Replies: 112
Views: 5197

Re: Survivalist attempts 1 year challenge, dies

Peat burns-once its dry. Cutting it out of a bog...well, it aint dry :).
by oldsoldier
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: CCW n00b
Replies: 97
Views: 3295

Re: CCW n00b

We all have differing opinions here, and, to a degree, we all think we are right. To the OP; I still stand by my original thought, to get to the range, get some time on the trigger. Get some training too-it will build your confidence. If you are really concerned about an ND, and want to carry it the...
by oldsoldier
Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: CCW n00b
Replies: 97
Views: 3295

Re: CCW n00b

Ok, I will break it down for you. If you are nervous carrying a firearm, dont do it. Period. Carrying it the way you want, if you need to use it, will likely get you hurt, or killed. A firearm in NO WAY can go off by itself. In the history of modern firearms, there is not one single case of one ever...
by oldsoldier
Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Velcro for tactical vest
Replies: 28
Views: 2262

Re: Velcro for tactical vest

That was torture....
by oldsoldier
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: CCW n00b
Replies: 97
Views: 3295

Re: CCW n00b

TL:DR. Find out if you have some sort of state pro 2A group. Here in MA, we have GOAL-they are THE experts when it comes to firearms in this state. FAR more than LEO-our laws are so confusing and conflicting that the penalties for some things are worse for LEGAL CCW permit holders, than for criminal...
by oldsoldier
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Velcro for tactical vest
Replies: 28
Views: 2262

Re: Velcro for tactical vest

Velcro sucks in the field, period. I think the Army made a VERY poor uniform design when it went to velcro for pocket closures. That shit gets dirt in it, its useless. Last thing you want is to be running your ass off, and have a friggen yard sale going on, because your pockets dont close correctly....
by oldsoldier
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Question: how much did gear cost back in the day?
Replies: 15
Views: 900

Re: Question: how much did gear cost back in the day?

I recall when internal backpacks were just catching on. I think I paid in excess of $300 for one, from EMS-their brand too. Same with my TNF tent, I bought in the 90s, and still have. I think I paid over $300 for that too. That was prior to them making stuff in China. EMS, at the time, had all their...
by oldsoldier
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Spear UM21 or USMC ILBE
Replies: 23
Views: 3705

Re: Spear UM21 or USMC ILBE

If you find another one for that price, I say go for it. I wouldnt go much higher though. If you are a bigger person, it may fit better-I am short, and the length never felt right for me.
by oldsoldier
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: ifak kits
Replies: 14
Views: 2307

Re: ifak kits

Decomp needles are only good if you know what you are doing. The problem is-an IFAK on YOUR person is used on YOU. Taking that into consideration, having a needle in your own pack may not be a great idea. My suggestion is to keep it simple: HALO patch Israeli bandage Kerlix Quick Clot Shears gloves ...
by oldsoldier
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Spear UM21 or USMC ILBE
Replies: 23
Views: 3705

Re: Spear UM21 or USMC ILBE

I had a UM21 for several years-back before it hit the civvie market. There are several pro/cons, I will touch on. Pro: this pack is HUGE. It can swallow everything you need for 2 full weeks. I dont recall what the ci is, but my guess is at least the 8500 range. Its built by Gregory The suspension sy...

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