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by Boondock
Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Home Invasion or RAID?
Replies: 305
Views: 16613

Re: Home Invasion or RAID?

Rev wrote:I'm not offended, it's just I've noticed a certain level of disdain and contempt for criminals that is concerning. As a person who spent more time than he'd like in the company of such I know better.
Spent eight years dealing with nothing but cops and crooks; know exactly what you mean.
by Boondock
Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Home Invasion or RAID?
Replies: 305
Views: 16613

Re: Home Invasion or RAID?

Rev wrote:
Boondock wrote:Freeze muthafucka, we da poleze!
I've met multiple criminals and gang members who speak English just as well as I do. Just because someone is a criminal do not ever make the mistake that they are stupid/inept.
Not my intention at all. Apologies for any misunderstanding.
by Boondock
Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Where do you get YOUR paracord?
Replies: 23
Views: 1665

Re: Where do you get YOUR paracord?

Glad you found some.

I ordered a roll of Rothco para cord last month when I made a few purchases via US Cav.

And I'm still waiting on the cordage, guess that's what I get for ordering Rothco gear.
by Boondock
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Home Invasion or RAID?
Replies: 305
Views: 16613

Re: Home Invasion or RAID?

I've skimmed this thread a couple of times and found some of the comments and scenarios interesting. I'm won't argue that mistakes happen or that thugs sometimes impersonate the police, but there are a few indicators of a legitimate or phony raid. From my experience, the police likely have done some...
by Boondock
Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Where do you get YOUR paracord?
Replies: 23
Views: 1665

Re: Where do you get YOUR paracord?

Thinking of trying these guys: http://parachute-cord-500-feet.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; That looks like a good deal... I dont think I would get the buckles though.. you can just cut up a dog collar if you are going to make a bracelet. Ah, I see that now. I never scrolled t...
by Boondock
Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Where do you get YOUR paracord?
Replies: 23
Views: 1665

Re: Where do you get YOUR paracord?

Thinking of trying these guys:

http://parachute-cord-500-feet.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Boondock
Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How to clean old boots?
Replies: 24
Views: 1798

Re: How to clean old boots?

If they're military surplus, I'd toss them in the washing machine with lots of detergent then let them dry outside.
by Boondock
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What firearms have you qualified with?
Replies: 95
Views: 4703

Re: What firearms have you qualified with?

DannusMaximus wrote:
I equate being 'qualified' with a weapon as the ability to truly and effectively employ it (i.e., hit what your shooting at, perform rapid reloads and malfunction drills, and thoroughly troubleshoot and maintain it).
That's an outstanding point.
by Boondock
Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What firearms have you qualified with?
Replies: 95
Views: 4703

Re: What firearms have you qualified with?

OK, I'll play. Fired and qualified with:

M16A1
M16A2
M4
Winchester M1912
Mossberg 590
M1911A1
M9
M3A1
M249
M60
M240B
M2 Browning
M203
M72 LAW
AT-4
M224
M29
M252
M30
M120

Not counting M67 frags, bayonets, batons, OC and Tasers, mines, and probably a few others I'm getting too old to remember.
by Boondock
Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The PowerPot
Replies: 10
Views: 1543

Re: The PowerPot

That is neat. Gadget folks would dig another gadget like that.

Those guys in the video pull it off, I might consider one, for the right price and after they work out any prototype kinks .
by Boondock
Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Securing Tarps To BoB
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: Securing Tarps To BoB

Bungee cords. Doing this allows you to use the bungees to tie off to trees. This will make the tarp nice and tight and help to shed rain. Plus there are tons of other other uses for bungee cords. I'm with cap6888 on this one, bungees, but combined with something tough, such as 500 cord. Roll the ta...
by Boondock
Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: poncho recomendations?
Replies: 16
Views: 2033

Re: poncho recomendations?

just curious as to why you dont want any cammo that the US forces would use? Just so people don't think I am associated with the military. I kind of look like I may be with a short haircut and people sometimes ask if I was. I was never in the military. I have worked on the police reserve and in the...
by Boondock
Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Marmot 6P tent
Replies: 11
Views: 3255

Re: Marmot 6P tent

Thanks for the quick reply. I had the same thoughts about the tent as an investment purchase; my wife also noted that we'd spend $500 on hotels if we took more than one summertime vacation, so I think it'll be a good piece of long-term gear. We've an outing planned for this summer. I'll post picture...
by Boondock
Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Marmot 6P tent
Replies: 11
Views: 3255

Marmot 6P tent

Thought I'd post this topic here, as it's more to do with car camping than bugging out. When it was just me, I'd string a poncho hooch and crawl into my woobie. Now there's my wife and 10-month-old, probably one more kid in the future. I'm considering this tent for outings with the family: http://ma...
by Boondock
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Sleeping with a gun under your pillow?
Replies: 116
Views: 25871

Re: Sleeping with a gun under your pillow?

I'm pretty sure one of the only people who did this and got away with it was James Bond. In Casino Royale, the book, there's a scene where Bond's got a .38 snub nosed under his pillow. He trained himself to sleep on his back with one hand behind his head under the pillow, gripping the revolver. That...
by Boondock
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Survival reality show fan goes missing.
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Re: Survival reality show fan goes missing.

I had an, "Uh, oh," moment when I read this part:

"He is believed to be wearing black track pants, white tennis shoes and may have had a Realtree camouflage rain suit, Miller said."

Any updates on this guy?
by Boondock
Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Hammer
Replies: 13
Views: 1640

Re: Hammer

I live in a suburban/urban area, so I agree a hammer could come in handy in several situations. There used to be a claw hammer in one of my vehicle kits, but it's been removed, same with the bug-out gear. Depends on where you are, but hammers sometimes get lumped in with what police consider burglar...
by Boondock
Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Boy Scout Badges for Pouch ID??
Replies: 23
Views: 1330

Re: Boy Scout Badges for Pouch ID??

TheFishinMagician wrote:Screw all the Negative Nancys in this thread...I think it's a pretty cool idea! :mrgreen:
Ditto. I like it.
by Boondock
Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My EDC & GHB - Comments & Observations Appreciated
Replies: 20
Views: 3592

Re: My EDC & GHB - Comments & Observations Appreciated

TacAir wrote:
How do you propose to carry your water?
Oh, yeah, that's a huge point. I'm so used to seeing a canteen or water bottle, I didn't pay attention to see if you had one.
by Boondock
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My EDC & GHB - Comments & Observations Appreciated
Replies: 20
Views: 3592

Re: My EDC & GHB - Comments & Observations Appreciated

I like what you've done with this small kit. After a quick glance, I suggest swapping the knife sharpener for a card wrapped with 100mph tape. Maybe try to fit a pair of socks in the bag, in lieu of the heavy duty gloves, perhaps? Never hurts to have some money dedicated and stashed in your bag, sho...
by Boondock
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Study finds that guns dont make bear country safer *GRAPHIC*
Replies: 84
Views: 12734

Re: Study finds that guns dont make bear country safer *GRAP

On a semi-related note:

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by Boondock
Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Servicemen - how to carry Camelbak?
Replies: 29
Views: 2413

Re: Servicemen - how to carry Camelbak?

I have a canteen on my waist belt/flc. And one on my pack if needed. Plus the camelbak. So I probably won't carry the extra bladder. Just the camelbak on the outside of my pack and the one or two canteens on me. Sounds like your good to go, then. Ultimately, it'll boil down to personal preference a...
by Boondock
Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Servicemen - how to carry Camelbak?
Replies: 29
Views: 2413

Re: Servicemen - how to carry Camelbak?

My big take away was to make sure that you have a t least one source of water ATTACHED TO YOU. not other gear. Ditto. I kept a 1-quart canteen on my weapons vest, came in handy when I had to bail out of a burning truck. When dismounted, I'd toss a few water bottles in my ruck or assault pack. Used ...
by Boondock
Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Which ties / clips do you use to secure your MOLLE pouches a
Replies: 32
Views: 3709

Re: Which ties / clips do you use to secure your MOLLE pouch

For what it's worth, you can't go wrong with 550 cord and a bowline or square knot.

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