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by dukman
Fri May 11, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're attacked just feet from your front door
Replies: 90
Views: 3958

Re: You're attacked just feet from your front door

In this scenario, I would die fighting. If the dude was able to catch up to me like that, I am sure he could easily pummel me to death.

In reality I wouldn't have headed to my empty house. I would have looked for a neighbors house with obvious signs of them being home and sought assistance.
by dukman
Thu May 10, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Maintenance questions!
Replies: 28
Views: 1992

Re: Maintenance questions!

I'll be stopping on the way home from work to look for a book. I've got a small set of wrenches, and of sockets. Not sure off the top of my head what sizes, but I know they're inches, not mm. I would look at getting a new set of tools. Wal-Mart has Stanleys on sale every now and then for about $50 ...
by dukman
Thu May 10, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Breaking into your own car... that YOU own.
Replies: 72
Views: 9479

Re: Breaking into your own car... that YOU own.

My ex F-150 had push buttons on the handle. I would always leave the keys in the truck. Punch the code to gain access. Works great, lasts long time. I would only think of doing this if I kept the ignition key separate. It is too easy for an opportunistic thief the see a key ring dangling from the i...
by dukman
Thu May 10, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Cabin- what should i leave ?
Replies: 40
Views: 1836

Re: Cabin- what should i leave ?

how about this idea? Instead of just one root cellar how about two? One nice large, but under stocked one under the cabin, like normal and one 4 foot high, wide and long. Just under the frost line of course, somewhat away from the cabin and well hidden. This one will have all the real goods you mig...
by dukman
Thu May 10, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Trapped by water!
Replies: 24
Views: 1675

Re: Trapped by water!

Have you looked into getting or building an outrigger for your kayaks? They would greatly increase your carrying capacity and stability when loaded. The sit-in kayaks usually have enough room inside to stuff a small tent, some food, and other stuff, and then you have still have a backpack on. The do...
by dukman
Thu May 10, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Maintenance questions!
Replies: 28
Views: 1992

Re: Maintenance questions!

I have heard that the Hayne's books don't always have a good wiring diagram, so some of the hardcore backyard mechanics will only buy the Chilton's books instead. (they are now both owned by the same company, and I have heard they have stopped production of the book form and all newer releases will ...
by dukman
Tue May 08, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: How I accdentally unmanned a would-be mugger
Replies: 16
Views: 2460

Re: How I accdentally unmanned a would-be mugger

And a short time later police were looking for someone that assaulted a guy just looking for directions.

Sorry, your story is hard to follow and sounds a lot like what a friend might say after a few beers trying to impress his friends. I am not impressed.
by dukman
Mon May 07, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Cabin- what should i leave ?
Replies: 40
Views: 1836

Re: Cabin- what should i leave ?

I know it was mentioned to keep all of your valuables locked up and out of sight.. but for true camouflage you need to leave some bait laying around. If the thieves find an old $50 shotgun or two in the closet, they may think that is all you had left behind. This is the same concept of having two sa...
by dukman
Mon May 07, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Arrow head ideas? *added a pic*
Replies: 34
Views: 10480

Re: Arrow head ideas?

Half dollars or washers cut into an arrow shape with diagonal cutters, and then filed for a sharp edge.
by dukman
Thu May 03, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Business Entrepreneur in the PAW
Replies: 62
Views: 3049

Re: Business Entrepreneur in the PAW

I would go town from town putting on one man plays quoting Shakespear. And maybe try to restart the Postal Service too :mrgreen: I can't think of any really novel new business concept for when the world gets set back 500 years.. I think alternative energy would be the biggest thing early on. A lot o...
by dukman
Thu May 03, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The Colony
Replies: 9
Views: 2547

Re: The Colony

I was thinking the other day "why haven't I heard anything about a season 3??"... the I remembered how much I hated season 2 :roll: I never watched season 1, maybe it was better. The show is advertised as a real struggle for survival, but it was nothing more than a bunch of actors thrown together an...
by dukman
Thu May 03, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Converting a mini 14 to non fire?
Replies: 32
Views: 2586

Re: Converting a mini 14 to non fire?

I have to agree that you are getting into very murky grey water there... You need to double check the laws of not only where you are going, but where you live and where you will be passing through. Some cities might have their own law that only allows for welded-up barrels. What about just getting a...
by dukman
Thu May 03, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Survival foods from the grocery store
Replies: 10
Views: 2429

Re: Survival foods from the grocery store

About how long are you expecting for that?? A lot of store-bought preps are only good for a couple years unless repacked (dry-ice oxygen displacement and o2 absorbers, etc) You might want to check out the "Near Death Experiments" thread to see other members experiences with expired foods, as some ar...
by dukman
Wed May 02, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Redi-2-Drinq ShotPaks?
Replies: 9
Views: 1182

Re: Redi-2-Drinq ShotPaks?

SuperBanki wrote:...and it certainly seems easier then carrying around a full bottle of Jack.
I thought that is why they invented "airline" bottles? I doubt they can be much cheaper than airline bottles either.
by dukman
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Portland, Or
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Hello from Portland, Or

Howdy from somewhere between the Vancouvers 8-)
by dukman
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Canned food... which ONE?
Replies: 33
Views: 1587

Re: Canned food... which ONE?

Gotta eat it cold?? eww...

One guy I worked with would always eat cold canned food for lunch - stew, chili, whatever. During 'Nam he developed a taste for it that way.

I think I would go with some sort of veggie, like corn or peas. Maybe those Vienna Sausages in BBQ sauce.
by dukman
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: A one-year notice to doomsday
Replies: 62
Views: 3187

Re: A one-year notice to doomsday

sigboy40 wrote:Ironically I looked at this when I moved from Texas to Spokane.
Wait a minute... you looked at this... but not if Rainier blew?? :shock:
by dukman
Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: A one-year notice to doomsday
Replies: 62
Views: 3187

Re: A one-year notice to doomsday

I think if Yellowstone blows, the PNW will be like ground zero - stay away!! :mrgreen: I don't think I would do much different, except stockpile a metric shit ton of food, and start cutting down trees for firewood as it will be a long and cold winter ahead. For food, I would focus on dry beans, cann...
by dukman
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Maverick 88 Shotgun
Replies: 22
Views: 5732

Re: Maverick 88 Shotgun

The bead on my Pardner fell of shooting slugs the other day :cry: Gonna go have it replaced but still sucks.If that had happened in SHTF with my shotty as my primary (which would never happen) I would be screwed. I think you would only be screwed if you can't improvise. I am sure when the bead fell...
by dukman
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Books
Topic: "The Stand" by Stephen King *ZS Book Club[?] Spring 2012
Replies: 56
Views: 2976

Re: "The Stand" by Stephen King *ZS Book Club[?] Spring 2012

M-O-O-N .... where have I seen that before?? Oh yeah - in my tag line since I first created my tag line 8-) I read the book a long time ago, back when I actually read books :oops: I still think it was one of the best Stephen King style books I have read. I also have watched the movie. I thought the ...
by dukman
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Most likely injuries?
Replies: 22
Views: 3062

Re: Most likely injuries?

I voted other... but would have really chosen "All of the above" if it was an option. All the options currently happen in everyday life, and since I lack the experience of a first responder, I don't know which are the most common. And I don't know how one can say what the difference between a "major...
by dukman
Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Planner Software-Worth it?
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

Re: Food Storage Planner Software-Worth it?

Why not just use a spreadsheet? Your PC should have 1 or 2 on it, one of them free and up to the task once you create the database. Not all computers come with free versions anymore. My computer came with a trial for Microsoft Works, and I didn't feel like paying for it. OpenOffice (http://www.open...
by dukman
Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Seattle WA
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Hello from Seattle WA

Wow, your from the state capital? :mrgreen:

(j/k of course)

Howdy from somewhere else between the Vancouvers 8-)
by dukman
Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Planner Software-Worth it?
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

Re: Food Storage Planner Software-Worth it?

Why not just use a spreadsheet? Your PC should have 1 or 2 on it, one of them free and up to the task once you create the database. Not all computers come with free versions anymore. My computer came with a trial for Microsoft Works, and I didn't feel like paying for it. OpenOffice (http://www.open...

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