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by greenbeetle
Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Survival food tablets
Replies: 75
Views: 11525

Re: Survival food tablets

I tend to agree with other posters. A candy bar, a few packets of peanut butter or skittles do the same thing for same price or less and about the same weight. Mainstay rations do it even better. As an aside I avoid things like gobstoppers, gum or anything that sits in my mouth while I'm hiking or w...
by greenbeetle
Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Survival food tablets
Replies: 75
Views: 11525

Re: Survival food tablets

Great experiment. 7lbs weight loss in 3 days - sounds like starvation. The pills themselves may be alright but the recommendation to eat 12 pills (or 240) calories per day is garbage. If these did what they claimed to do the military, NASA and relief organizations around the world would use them al...
by greenbeetle
Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Survival food tablets
Replies: 75
Views: 11525

Re: Survival food tablets

Great experiment. 7lbs weight loss in 3 days - sounds like starvation. The pills themselves may be alright but the recommendation to eat 12 pills (or 240) calories per day is garbage. If these did what they claimed to do the military, NASA and relief organizations around the world would use them al...
by greenbeetle
Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Survival food tablets
Replies: 75
Views: 11525

Re: Survival food tablets

Great experiment. 7lbs weight loss in 3 days - sounds like starvation. The pills themselves may be alright but the recommendation to eat 12 pills (or 240) calories per day is garbage. If these did what they claimed to do the military, NASA and relief organizations around the world would use them alm...
by greenbeetle
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "The Ultimate Pyramid Scheme"
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Re: "The Ultimate Pyramid Scheme"

Nice perspective. You only watched 14 minutes? Heheheh. It's a 5 part series. They go into depth in the rest of the vids about the problems they outline in the first video. The sales pitch comes at the end of the last video but you can smell it a mile away. I'm not advocating anyone watch it. It is,...
by greenbeetle
Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6619
Views: 1027098

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

Cheapest outlet for camlebak is usually eBay.
by greenbeetle
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Supressor for AR15
Replies: 38
Views: 1868

Re: Supressor for AR15

I built a Form 1 5.56 can using the freezeplug/ spacer method. With my 11.5" AR, its as quiet as an unsuppressed .22lr. Now, enviroment and your surroundings will have an effect on how loud the report seems. Shooting .22 with the conversion kit though, depending on ammo, is movie quiet. Well except...
by greenbeetle
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New and improved INCH bag
Replies: 23
Views: 3612

Re: New and improved INCH bag

-Cold Steel SRK, machete, saw, shovel, and breacher bar. That's a lot of tools and a lot of weight. The breacher bar will only be useful in an urban situation. The SRK is a solid knife, no complaints. Machetes are good for tropical/sub-tropical regions where you need to clear a path through veg or ...
by greenbeetle
Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: "The Ultimate Pyramid Scheme"
Replies: 3
Views: 818

"The Ultimate Pyramid Scheme"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKGpyMNGZ24 Stumbled across this video series the other day. These guys are selling stock pics and a newsletter subscription , so be aware. I think they make a few valid points, however. Having seen several water and food documentaries recently their info seems pretty...
by greenbeetle
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Supressor for AR15
Replies: 38
Views: 1868

Re: Supressor for AR15

Gemtech, KAC, and AAC all claim that they produce OSHA-safe cans. KAC sells theirs to the USMC for the Mk12 DMR. I'm not gonna run down the number crunching, but: http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=standards&p_id=9735 OSHA says hearing protection is required for impact no...
by greenbeetle
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Supressor for AR15
Replies: 38
Views: 1868

Re: Supressor for AR15

Greenbeetle: hearing safe and super-sonic are not mutually exclusive. I think they very nearly are. The WHO says in a 24 hour period exposure to more than 1 second of noise at 127 db can damage your hearing. Less than 1 second for 130 db. You can educate me on supersonic rounds (besides .22lr, .22h...
by greenbeetle
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Supressor for AR15
Replies: 38
Views: 1868

Re: Supressor for AR15

Subsonic 223 rounds may or may not cycle the slide. Ft lbs energy delivered by these rounds is very low.

If you need more hearing-safe power for larger game look at the suppressed subsonic .300 whisper (blackout) which is readily available on the AR platform.
by greenbeetle
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Crovel EXTREME...Reviewing the beast!
Replies: 99
Views: 10678

Re: The Crovel EXTREME...Reviewing the beast!

Has OP used his crovel yet? Interested in his opinion after real world use.
by greenbeetle
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Commercially Prepared 'Survival Foods'?
Replies: 24
Views: 3909

Re: Commercially Prepared 'Survival Foods'?

I purchased a bucket of their stuff(WISE) just for the shelf life of 10 plus years. And a bit of variety in my stock. Sampled some. Quantity vs stated portions? Not so good. Their idea of one serving is pretty small. I would use two for myself. Flavor was pretty questionable. It needed a bit more. ...
by greenbeetle
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6619
Views: 1027098

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

NGshooter17 wrote:
Pilsung wrote:http://www.opticsplanet.com/zero-zombie-kit.html

If you had a small army of porters I suppose you could bug out with Optics Planet's $24K Z.E.R.O. package.

Haha wow is all I can say about that :lol:

They actually include beakers, pipettes and a microscope so you can "study the outbreak"
by greenbeetle
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Island survival picks
Replies: 39
Views: 2524

Re: Island survival picks

9 other things
2.9 lbs sunscreen
by greenbeetle
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Gas
Replies: 10
Views: 975

Re: Gas

I'm probably wrong but don't you have to rotate the gas every 6-9 months?
by greenbeetle
Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: New bird flu cases suggest the danger of pandemic is rising
Replies: 110
Views: 15118

Re: New bird flu cases suggest the danger of pandemic is ris

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/details-lab-made-bird-flu-132155927.html Scientists have successfully created a bird flu strain that can easily jump from human to human. GOOD IDEA! :shock: It really is a good idea, in a way. Now we know exactly what the exact strain looks like, so making a vaccine wo...
by greenbeetle
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Eberlestock - Tactical Packs
Replies: 57
Views: 13762

Re: Eberlestock - Tactical Packs

We sell Eberlestock at the store and have never had any customer complaints. They are tough and well made, even if they come from Vietnam. Generous padding. In a few models they put hydration hooks in sketchy places but that's a minor issue. Their torso length can only be adjusted so far - for peopl...
by greenbeetle
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.
Replies: 366
Views: 15879

Re: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.

While I intellectually agree with many of the responses (well thought out) about engaging a guy with a rifle at the ready and a vest on being suicide I have some counter-points. -I would have zero clue he had a protective vest on in that situation so it doesn't apply. -There are some types of peopl...
by greenbeetle
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.
Replies: 366
Views: 15879

Re: Aurora Colorado Movie Theatre Massacre during movie.

I carry in theaters. I probably would have died shooting it out with the BG. I would not be surprised at all if some of the victims were armed. Crazy shooter had a rifle, body armor, a ballistic helmet, was throwing tear gas and was wearing a gas mask. That is a lot of cards to have stacked against...
by greenbeetle
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What is the most likely "Zombie" scenario in your mind?
Replies: 14
Views: 1245

Re: What is the most likely "Zombie" scenario in your mind?

Here at ZS, Zombies are obviously a metaphor for wide range of situations or events that people prepare for. For you, what Zombie event(s) is(are) most likely to occur causing you to use at least some of your preparations? My answers in descending order: 1. Weather related event / natural disaster ...
by greenbeetle
Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Fine Edge vs. Serrated???
Replies: 24
Views: 2370

Re: Fine Edge vs. Serrated???

Fine edge, razor sharp.
by greenbeetle
Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Anybody know these folks and their Scion ZOMG-car?
Replies: 14
Views: 1170

Re: Anybody know these folks and their Scion ZOMG-car?

DJH wrote:Love everything about it excluding the deathtrap dashboard setup.
Dash is funny. Very Road Warrior. Is it street legal with back window covered by a steel plate?

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