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by fourway
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Name your weapon.
Replies: 94
Views: 4864

Re: Name your weapon.

my dad told me never name anything you might kill for dinner, strip for parts or ditch down a storm drain.


This may have something to do with the fact that the first and middle names on my birth certificate are "Male" and "Baby".
by fourway
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: These folks still don't get it....
Replies: 46
Views: 3073

Re: These folks still don't get it....

IIRC, RAH bounced through most of the political groups available when he was younger. As the internet wasn't available at that time, this was about the only way to really know what they were all about, so kudos to the boots-on-the-ground recon work there. A lot of his writing was slanted toward his...
by fourway
Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How often do people loose their backpacks, gear and tools?
Replies: 48
Views: 2904

Re: How often do people loose their backpacks, gear and tool

I've had backpacking gear stolen out of my vehicle while I was day hiking.
I think there are trailheads where looting cars must be some kind of cottage industry.
by fourway
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Could you stomach these Great Depression Meals?
Replies: 138
Views: 6609

Re: Could you stomach these Great Depression Meals?

Grits (also called hominy grits) are the hard germ or tip of field corn kernels that drops off of the corn when the kernels are being soaked in lye water to make hominy. That's a new one. Also fairly sure it's wrong, grits are ground (or cut) and usually don't include the germ, just the endosperm. ...
by fourway
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:08 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Could you stomach these Great Depression Meals?
Replies: 138
Views: 6609

Re: Could you stomach these Great Depression Meals?

Grits (also called hominy grits) are the hard germ or tip of field corn kernels that drops off of the corn when the kernels are being soaked in lye water to make hominy.
by fourway
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Another Lesson in Situational Awareness
Replies: 155
Views: 8058

Re: Another Lesson in Situational Awareness

Well, the quality of friends aside - denial, the thought that "this must be a joke" or "this can't really be happening/you've got to be kidding" is a very common response to sudden crises. Especially to things that are way outside our normal experience - if you live a lifestyle that seldom puts you...
by fourway
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Another Lesson in Situational Awareness
Replies: 155
Views: 8058

Re: Another Lesson in Situational Awareness

Well, you fight like you train, so if your training is worth a damn, your friends should learn very quickly not to joke with you like that. ;) None of my friends would consider punching me hard in the face to be a joke, nor would I treat it as a joking matter. Ah yes... my lack of training and my o...
by fourway
Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rice & Beans expiration dates
Replies: 14
Views: 1060

Re: Rice & Beans expiration dates

Like Towanda said, the beans should keep forever if dry - I'm putting my long term stuff in mylar with O2. From experience, 4 year old beans (stored airtight on counter) may never entirely soften. They're still perfectly edible, just a little firmer than you might expect. True about old dry beans. ...
by fourway
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Another Lesson in Situational Awareness
Replies: 155
Views: 8058

Re: Another Lesson in Situational Awareness

I tend to think that I have a fairly good handle on situational awareness and good habits around not getting boxed in, thinking about where people around me are and what they are doing, not being an easy target etc... and yet... almost every time I've found myself in an unexpected bad situation my f...
by fourway
Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: TSA new "naked" airport scanners, anybody been through them?
Replies: 134
Views: 12560

Re: TSA new "naked" airport scanners, anybody been through t

I fly too much for work. I've been through one of the scanners twice. Yesterday because I was half asleep and walked into the wrong line. :? What I dislike most about them is that they make me part from my wallet. I hate flying. The bar is too damn expensive, the security is a violation of, well ev...
by fourway
Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: what one veggie is "best" with bacon on pizza?
Replies: 33
Views: 1680

Re: what one veggie is "best" with bacon on pizza?

Bacon and mushrooms ok
Bacon and onions good
Bacon and black olives better
Bacon and sauteed onions way better
Bacon and sauteed mushrooms best
by fourway
Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Could you stomach these Great Depression Meals?
Replies: 138
Views: 6609

Re: Could you stomach these Great Depression Meals?

my grandparents always kept a can on their stove tops that they would pour used grease in, and they would reuse it for cooking. They would throw a dollop in a pan and get it warm and then spread it on bread. A practice so common that canisters were sold specifically for thew purpose: http://bjsclos...
by fourway
Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:27 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Could you stomach these Great Depression Meals?
Replies: 138
Views: 6609

Re: Could you stomach these Great Depression Meals?

fourway, one must buy lard unless one is killing a hog. Bacon fat, chicken fat, turkey fat, beef suet, etc. just sort of 'shows up'. Lard appears on the list... apparently because people have a notion that it is not appetizing. I make my own lard and I render suet. Bacon fat and chicken fat don't s...
by fourway
Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Could you stomach these Great Depression Meals?
Replies: 138
Views: 6609

Re: Could you stomach these Great Depression Meals?

There are a ton of repeats in this list and some of the things are just product of people not knowing how to cook, like water fried pancakes? Did you mean to say dumplings? cause dumplings are delicious... or boiled shaved pork liver on buttered toast? Really? You have butter and you're going to boi...
by fourway
Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: MRE's and Palatability
Replies: 19
Views: 1386

Re: MRE's and Palatability

I'm not aware of Wise making any retort pouch, pre cooked, fully hydrated foods (aka MREs) They specialize in freeze dried meals and dehydrated ingredients.
by fourway
Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: AAR from walking into a burglary-in-progress at my house
Replies: 205
Views: 14098

Re: AAR from walking into a burglary-in-progress at my house

Just a side note that nags at me every time anyone starts talking about the civil or legal ramifications of opening the head of an intruder in your living room. opened up sprayed around heads make a smell. A pretty strong pervasive smell. Even when you aren't in the place it happened you keep thinki...
by fourway
Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: AAR from walking into a burglary-in-progress at my house
Replies: 205
Views: 14098

Re: AAR from walking into a burglary-in-progress at my house

You did the right thing across the board, right through to grabbing the weapon to check the premises and setting it aside when you did. Your "do I shoot?" decision tree was flawless and spat out the right answer, only people who have been through that moment know how quickly it goes by and how long ...
by fourway
Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Snowshoe question
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: Snowshoe question

Old school, but it's still awfully hard to do better than the LL Bean Iverson "A" Binding, which is basically a modified speed pull moccasin binding. They cost about $60 bucks from Bean but if you pull up some pictures of them on the intarwebs it's pretty easy to see how you'd go about making them y...
by fourway
Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:06 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Defense of black gear
Replies: 115
Views: 6423

Re: Defense of black gear

The Unstealthiest Ninja II today's woot shirt.
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by fourway
Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Realistic Medical Kit
Replies: 30
Views: 4878

Realistic Medical Kit

So it's like quick clot then. It's ancient Chinese quik-clot! Ancient wonder chinese quikclot! Yeah, I'll stick with QC myself. While it is good to be cautious about many things that China exports, I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss this concoction out of hand. It would be unscientific to do so. We ...
by fourway
Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: impressive for a .22 round...
Replies: 59
Views: 5345

Re: impressive for a .22 round...

We don't discuss illegal activities here. Do we say things like "there have been a ton of carjackings lately in my AO"? Cause that's where I'm coming from. Not everything is about you. I was referring to the discussion of "proper shot placement can take big game" from a previous post, which while t...
by fourway
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: impressive for a .22 round...
Replies: 59
Views: 5345

Re: impressive for a .22 round...

elricfate wrote:We don't discuss illegal activities here.
Do we say things like "there have been a ton of carjackings lately in my AO"? Cause that's where I'm coming from.
by fourway
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: impressive for a .22 round...
Replies: 59
Views: 5345

Re: impressive for a .22 round...

elricfate wrote:This is something I want to know too, because I'm pretty sure no DNR in any state would allow someone to irresponsibly hunt an animal that size with a .22lr, legally.

In my area huge numbers of whitetails are killed illegally, mostly with 22.
It's a thriving business.
by fourway
Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Can Bear's gerber folder, beat the $1 Walmart folder?
Replies: 24
Views: 2986

Re: Can Bear's gerber folder, beat the $1 Walmart folder?

If the one dollar folder carries its own camera equipment, shows actual practical skills in use, maintains integrity in demonstrating an authentic experience and never drinks its own urine, while the BG Folder fakes risky and dubious stunts, gives utterly ludicrous advice, eats off the craft service...

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