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by Stercutus
Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: A gun store that teaches CCW, yet doesn't allow it - picture
Replies: 143
Views: 3079

Re: A gun store that teaches CCW, yet doesn't allow it - picture

Flash your gun in Walmart and see how long you are in there before Joe Tactical security man escorts you out. CC permit or not, Walmart will make you leave. I carry my gun in Walmart openly. I live in an open carry state. No one has ever asked me to leave. People do not walk into Walmart and start ...
by Stercutus
Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: SHTF stockpile of FMJ?
Replies: 137
Views: 5814

Re: SHTF stockpile of FMJ?

The Geneva convention regards any ammunition other than FMJ as cruel and unusual. SHOW ME. My copy of the 1899 Accord says: 3. To prohibit the use of bullets which expand or flatten easily in the human body, such as bullets with a hard envelope, of which the envelope does not entirely cover the cor...
by Stercutus
Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: A gun store that teaches CCW, yet doesn't allow it - picture
Replies: 143
Views: 3079

Re: A gun store that teaches CCW, yet doesn't allow it - picture

This is a curious fissure in what I had previously thought a strong RKBA community. But the difference is I am talking about in a gun store/range. They are talking about everywhere. Negligent discharges happen more often in shooting ranges... trust me. They do because people are shooting more at the...
by Stercutus
Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Prepping and Dealing With Lunatics
Replies: 66
Views: 3856

Re: Prepping and Dealing With Lunatics

Most of the "lunatics" (defined here as people whose worldview or methodology I find abhorrent) are NOT going to join up with me anyway, for the same reason! They'll figure out pretty quickly what won't be tolerated (if they don't notice that members of the hated/feared categories of people are amo...
by Stercutus
Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Prepping and Dealing With Lunatics
Replies: 66
Views: 3856

Re: Prepping and Dealing With Lunatics

That is only a fair example. Hitler was given a lot of backing from Wall Street and German industrialists such as I. G. Farben that wanted to push back the USSR and steal from the Jews. Hitler was just giving the German people what they wanted. The fictional hero rises generally unaided through his ...
by Stercutus
Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Prepping and Dealing With Lunatics
Replies: 66
Views: 3856

Re: Prepping and Dealing With Lunatics

I think the difference is between those who prep becuase, god forbid, an emergency may ahppen and those who secretly or not so secretly HOPE that a disaster happens so that they can feel important in their otherwise unimportant lives. Much survival fiction centers around an otherwise "nobody" who t...
by Stercutus
Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Prepping and Dealing With Lunatics
Replies: 66
Views: 3856

Prepping and Dealing With Lunatics

I am Curious. In the years that I have focused on prepping I have run across a few people with "interesting" theories about everything from 2012 to the Federal Reserve and New World Order with quite a lot of others thrown in for good measure. Truthfully there are not that many that subscribe to frin...
by Stercutus
Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:39 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: SHTF stockpile of FMJ?
Replies: 137
Views: 5814

Re: SHTF stockpile of FMJ?

I am surprised we have not seen arrows thrown into the mix yet. Lots of mass, less speed. Well designed points create massive wound channels that lead to major hemorrhage and penetration. A bow with a 6" brace height and a 30" draw length will have a 22.25" powerstroke. If the draw weight remains co...
by Stercutus
Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: SHTF stockpile of FMJ?
Replies: 137
Views: 5814

Re: SHTF stockpile of FMJ?

The guy didn't ask for a 9x19mm vs .45ACP debate...the oldest debate known to god.
I am pretty sure the .58 miniball vs. the .56-56 rimfire debate is older, if settled.
by Stercutus
Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Fruit Trees This Year
Replies: 56
Views: 4439

Re: Fruit Trees This Year

That is not a bad idea. Chickens are on the schedule for fall of 2011. I might employ a chicken tractor over the chestnut tree areas.
by Stercutus
Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: "EDC" very-mini bug out kit.
Replies: 32
Views: 2940

Re: "EDC" very-mini bug out kit.

The outside mesh pocket holds three daily disposable contacts.
I would discourage against wearing contacts in an emergency. If there is any debris or gases in the air it could be a big problem.
by Stercutus
Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Seeking advice re. splitting firewood
Replies: 31
Views: 2275

Re: Seeking advice re. splitting firewood

Rent a log splitter for the day. Get a lawn chair, a cooler and a helper to load the splitter. Stack away from your house off the ground.
Seems a bit antithetical to "self-sufficient living".

I would advise against burning the pine in a fire place.
by Stercutus
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: when SHTF seems like an improvement...
Replies: 13
Views: 1435

Re: when SHTF seems like an improvement...

These people live the ultimate minimalist existence, most often not by choice. There are tent cities and underground cities all over the country that people mostly can't see unless they look for them, therefore they don't exist. Some true survivalists (not really preparers) go ahead and choose this ...
by Stercutus
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: 4 Night Canoe Trip - AAR
Replies: 16
Views: 1047

Re: 4 Night Canoe Trip - AAR

Three posts about a backwoods canoe trip and no one has posted a Dickey reference yet? Let me correct that:

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See, things could always have been worse.
by Stercutus
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Vandals foul my BOL again . Help
Replies: 63
Views: 3216

Re: Vandals foul my BOL again . Help

Then when I see the kids swimming and jumping off the bridge etc. do I want to be the out of town prick that closed off their little beach .
After one of the little buggers busts his head open and and the parents sue you for everything you have you might change your mind.
by Stercutus
Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How does elevaltion play into your plans?
Replies: 23
Views: 803

Re: How does elevaltion play into your plans?

2 - More massive global flooding based on melting poles and such. Then you need not worry, even if the caps melt entirely again there still won't be enough to flood Florida. Thermal expansion on the other hand could be problematic, if you believe in that kind of stuff. every time I flush my toilet ...
by Stercutus
Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Get your £9,999 "log cabin" delivered for only £5!
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Re: Get your £9,999 "log cabin" delivered for only £5!

In the US $15,000 will get you a pretty decent used mobile home. Or you can get a shed similar to the one pictured from Home Depot, built on your property.
by Stercutus
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How to start a preparedness dialogue with your spouse
Replies: 31
Views: 2016

Re: How to start a preparedness dialogue with your spouse

This is an excellent point. People can believe that hurricanes, zombies, Russkies, robots, earthquakes, and home invasion robberies can't happen to them. It's easier to convince someone to prepare for things that HAVE happened to them, or hit close to home And there you have it. I never had this pa...
by Stercutus
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: When Good Plans Go Bad - Epic Garden Fail
Replies: 17
Views: 1777

Re: When Good Plans Go Bad - Epic Garden Fail

If you have a saw mill nearby you might be able to get bulk mulch cheap. I can normally get enough to fill a 8X12 trailer for $30. Cover all your beds with this now, drop in a few tubs of worms and plan on next year. Truth is bad things happen to good gardens all the time.
by Stercutus
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:48 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Vandals foul my BOL again . Help
Replies: 63
Views: 3216

Re: Vandals foul my BOL again . Help

Some other ideas: http://www.citypaper.com/sb/151070/mobs.jpg http://www.nyu.edu/projects/xdesign/ooz/pics/fish_sign.jpg If people have been using the area as a dump site already they may not be surprised to see such signs. Putting up a barb wire fence on such a small property should not cost much m...
by Stercutus
Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Sharing Supplies?
Replies: 30
Views: 1557

Re: Sharing Supplies?

I will defer judgment till it happens and make up my mind then. To many "what ifs".
by Stercutus
Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preserving History and Heritage?
Replies: 25
Views: 988

Re: Preserving History and Heritage?

One advantage of modern society is that we have billions of books widely distributed. You wouldn't need very many copies of the Encyclopedia Britannica to piece us together relatively well. It's certainly a much more complete written record than most societies have pieced together. I agree complete...
by Stercutus
Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preserving History and Heritage?
Replies: 25
Views: 988

Re: Preserving History and Heritage?

Something in the back of mind on this. One school of thought is that the burning of the Library at Alexandria set us back 200 years or so, as well as the Christian book burning parties in the Middle Ages. I am not so sure, when we look 200 years into the future what do we see?
by Stercutus
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Generating Electricity in a War Zone - Long Post Warning
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: Generating Electricity in a War Zone - Long Post Warning

We tend to be cautious in the US happily in regard to electricity transmission, likely due to a less fatalistic view of life. 14 GA wire should not be used for transmitting anything over 10 AMPs more than say 25 feet. Clearly it can be done because they are doing it. Should it be done? Is it worth t...

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