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by Erik
Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Humorous! ... or is it?
Replies: 46
Views: 4328

I agree if fossil fuels go away faster than they can be replaced. I don't see that happening. Instead I see gradual decreases in supply forcing the price to go higher and higher and alternatives becoming more and more attractive. I also see these higher prices making other sources more attractive s...
by Erik
Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Humorous! ... or is it?
Replies: 46
Views: 4328

I've been teaching my students for years that when the fossil fuel runs out, say goodbye to American civilization. Think about it: everything from power plants to cars runs on fossil fuel. If the FFs went away (which it eventually has to), everything powered by fossil fuel plants goes away with it. ...
by Erik
Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How do you store your ammo?
Replies: 78
Views: 7876

Everything stays in my rifle safe. It's big enough to hold 24 rifles. Since I own only three rifles, there's spare room for my 1000 rounds each of 7.62x39, .22, and 8mm ammo, not to mention however much .380 and 9mm I have. Also, there's plenty of room for all my cleaning stuff and bayonets, etc. Al...
by Erik
Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: GETTING THE STUFF YOU NEED
Replies: 1378
Views: 138968

Woot! Bought a brand new firing pin and firing pin spring for my Mauser K98. It wasn't tapping some of the 50-year old surplus ammunition primers hard enough.

-Erik
by Erik
Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: GETTING THE STUFF YOU NEED
Replies: 1378
Views: 138968

I just ordered 200 feet of paracord. I also picked up a 5 x 7 camo tarp for three bucks at a flea market. A tarp and paracord can work nearly as well as a tent in a pinch, but a tarp fits in your BOB a lot easier.

-Erik
by Erik
Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Building a Firing Range?
Replies: 21
Views: 2604

BHP wrote:Find a realtor and get a few of their old real estate signs. Remove the metal sign and replace with a piece of cardboard. Replace the cardboard as needed.

light, handy, durable and easy to set up and remove as needed.
Wow...now THAT'S a GREAT suggestion! THanks!
by Erik
Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Asheville, NC
Replies: 1
Views: 1447

WHAT??? There was a zombie walk in Asheville and I MISSED IT?? I literally live a few miles down the road - only moved away from there 3 months ago!


ARRGH!

-Erik
by Erik
Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another steady trigger finger
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Welcome! Glad to have a combat medic around! :)
by Erik
Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Building a Firing Range?
Replies: 21
Views: 2604

crebralfix wrote:Rent a loader and dig!
While I'm sure this would make an awesome range, remember, I have little money. This needs to be very cheap.

-Erik
by Erik
Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Building a Firing Range?
Replies: 21
Views: 2604

To answer your questions, the entire back end of the property is in a deep depression. I only have around 10 feet wide though, in which to sit a target.

I like the rope stretched across trees thing. That's EASY. Grifter's looks nice too. Any other suggestions?

-Erik
by Erik
Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Building a Firing Range?
Replies: 21
Views: 2604

Building a Firing Range?

Hello all! Alas, there are no ranges to shoot at in my entire county! Fortunately, one of my student's parents are allowing me to shoot on their 7 acre property. They've been very nice about it and told me I can come at any time. The parents have stated I can come shoot even when they're not home. T...
by Erik
Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Additional Generic "Buy me a gun ZS!" Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 5692

If you can get semiauto, I recommend an AK-47 or SKS. They require relatively low maintenance and are VERY tough. If you can't do the the semiauto thing in Canada, a good bolt action would be a Mauser K98 or a Mosin Nagent. These two rifles are cheap and extremely durable, but the surplus ammo for t...
by Erik
Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: !!!!! Goodbye Garand!
Replies: 16
Views: 1356

!!!!! Goodbye Garand!

Check out this picture and the caption! Woah!

http://www.outdoors.net/site/images/ima ... page+11010
by Erik
Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: AK-47 Magazine Rehabilitation! :)
Replies: 23
Views: 2237

I sent my father an email showing the clips and the message that started this forum. In reply, my father wrote the following fake news article. Tell me what you think: "FLASH NEWS ITEM: A local man, while fending off invading Red Army troops, was riddled with at least 35 bullets while standing, faci...
by Erik
Mon Nov 27, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Dream arsenal - What would you want?
Replies: 128
Views: 22572

Gimme an M-14 and a Ruger 9mm and I'll feel secure.

-Erik
by Erik
Mon Nov 27, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: ...WOW, what do you think of this video?
Replies: 15
Views: 1425

I think it's preposterous. Not that I mind that kids learn how to use guns, but someone that has just learned how to walk is NOT learning anything from this. At best, it's a ridiculous waste of time. At worst, you're having a kid fire a weapon that's old enough to realize shooting a gun is fun, but ...
by Erik
Mon Nov 27, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Gun Show Goodies
Replies: 19
Views: 1855

Nivek, the Black Bear 7.62x39 was $90 and the 360 rounds of late 1970s 8mm was $34.95. The 100 9mm hollowpoints set me back $20. No tax!

-Erik
by Erik
Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You have 30 minutes...
Replies: 27
Views: 3062

I live in NC right in the middle of an area with military facilities and bases all over the place. I'm screwed no matter what I do unless I have more than an hours worth of warning. So it's time to go up on a roof, bring some beer and watch the prety pretty lights. You can flee to my place in Mario...
by Erik
Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Garand or AR-15?
Replies: 121
Views: 13395

DECISION MADE! My wife will be getting an AR-15. The Garands at the gun show this weekend were simply too heavy for her. Also, a starter AR-15 is cheaper than an excellent Garand. We already have one ultra-reliable AK-47, so we won't be totally defenseless if the somewhat less reliable AR breaks. Wh...
by Erik
Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Gun Show Goodies
Replies: 19
Views: 1855

I also went to a huge gun show this weekend and picked up: 2 Bersa .380 magazines 2 used Ruger P89 magazines (they are CRAP and DON'T WORK!) 360 rounds Mauser 8mm surplus ammo 500 rounds of Brown Bear 7.62x39 100 rounds of 9mm hollowpoints for my BOB 1 Leapers 3-12 X 44 scope with illuminated reticl...
by Erik
Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How many clips/magazines?
Replies: 35
Views: 3783

I ended up deciding on 5 magazines per handgun and ten per rifle.

Thanks,

Erik
by Erik
Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Charlotte, NC Gun Show this Saturday. I have questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Well, all I ended up buying was some more magazines, some more ammo, and a scope for the AK. :)

-Erik
by Erik
Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:09 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Charlotte, NC Gun Show this Saturday. I have questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Is it true that private citizens selling off personal stock (not a licensed seller), I don't have to get any kind of background check beforehand? Don't worry, I'm not asking because I'm a felon. In NC, until you get your concealed carry (on the way in the mail!), you have to go down to the sheriff's...

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